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 17 Jan 2011
 


Musto Skiffs and Dragon World champions, Moth videos and lots more

Welcome to the latest edition of Sail-World.com's UK newsletter.

Daniel Henderson has taken the Musto Performance Skiffs World Title, sailed in Melbourne Australia this past week.

And Lawrie Smith has taken the Dragon World title, also sailed in Melbourne. Congratulations to you both!


A jubliant Daniel Henderson (GBR) after his Musto HPS World Championship win  Richard Gladwell


Sail-World.com has the latest on the America's Cup including pictures and images of the AC 45 test sailing.

And don't miss the video and reports from the Moth World Championship on Lake Macquarie, Australia.

There's lots more local and international news, including latest reports from the Barcelona World Race and the Velux 5 Oceans.

Have a great week.


Sail-World.com



Two World titles for young British sailor in Broo Musto Skiff Worlds
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Young British sailor, Daniel Henderson (21) has scored the double in the Broo Premium Lager Musto Performance Skiff World Championships, sailed from the Black Rock Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne. After 11 of the 12 races sailed, Henderson won the World title and the Youth title backing up compatriot Lawrie Smith, who yesterday won the World Dragon Championships, from the Royal Bright... [more]
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America's Cup skipper John Bertrand wins Australian Etchells title
Etchells Australian Championship 2011 Media,
Brilliant sunshine and seven knots of breeze greeted competitors on the final day of the Rex Gorell Prestige Etchells Australian Championship, being sailed from the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. America's Cup skipper John Bertrand has won the Australian Etchells Championship for the fifth time.... [more]
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Int Dragon Worlds: Sunshine, winners and results in 2011 Worlds.
John Curnow,
Against most weather predictions, the final day of racing in the 2011 International Dragon World Championship started with glorious sunshine and by mid-morning, a consistent, if gentle Southerly breeze began to make it's way up Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay.... [more]
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America's Cup: More images from AC45 prototype's first sail
Gilles Martin-Raget,
More images from top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was on hand to capture the first sail of the prototype AC45 in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. The AC45 is the forerunner to the AC72 which will be used in the 34th America's Cup. The 45ft long yacht will feature a wingsail, the same as the larger 72ft yacht to be used in the September 2013 Match in San Francisco. The yacht is... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45 hits 20kts on maiden sail on Hauraki Gulf
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was on hand to capture the first sail of the prototype AC45 in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. The AC45 is the forerunner to the AC72 which will be used in the 34th America's Cup. The 45ft long yacht will feature a wingsail, the same as the larger 72ft yacht to be used in the September 2013 Match in San Francisco.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series 2011-2012 has new Cat class centerpiece
Jane Eagleson,
America's Cup future was showcased by Auckland's Viaduct Harbour with the debut of the wing-sailed AC45 catamaran. The forerunner to the next generation of America's Cup boats, the AC45 made its maiden voyage, the first of many sea trials planned over the coming weeks.... [more]
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Dragon Worlds images by John Curnow
John Curnow,
John Curnow images from the Dragon World Championships in Melbourne... [more]
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Barcelona World Race: Virbac-Paprec 3 is back on track
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - Virbac-Paprec 3 was back on the race course last night after leaving Récife at midnight (UTC) after replacing their mainsheet track. Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron are in sixth position now... [more]
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Broo Premium Lager Musto Performance Skiff Worlds - Final Day
Paul Manning,
The Port Phillip Bay seabreeze, for which Melbourne is renowned, stayed away today until after the Broo Premium Lager Musto Performance Skiff Worlds, and then it came in and played with a vengeance. Following a brief postponement ashore, the AP flag was lowered at 11:30 and the competitors launched into an 8 knot southerly breeze. Race 10 was general recalled at 12:32 with the wind at 190 degr... [more]
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America's Cup: Images of the AC45 launch in Auckland
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was on hand to capture the launch of the prototype AC45 in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. The AC45 is the forerunner to the AC72 which will be used in the 34th America's Cup. The 45ft long yacht will feature a wingsail, the same as the larger 72ft yacht to be used in the September 2013 Match in San Francisco.... [more]
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SpeedDream Prototype to be built
Brian Hancock,
SpeedDream design and engineering continues to advance, and a decision has been made to build a scaled down 35-foot version of the record setter monohull. Hundreds of hours of computer engineering and analysis has already been completed for the design, but there is nothing like a scaled prototype version out sailing in actual conditions to test the unique ideas and technical solutions.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45 launched in Auckland
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture the launch of the prototype AC45 in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. The AC45 is the forerunner to the AC72 which will be used in the 34th America's Cup. The 45ft long yacht will feature a wingsail, the same as the larger 72ft yacht to be used in the September 2013 Match in San Francisco... [more]
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Dragon Worlds: How the last race unfolded
Stavros,
As the boats lined up for the start of the final race of the Championship on a Black Flag, many interested onlookers were surprised not to see UKR 7 'all over GBR 751 like a rash' as by stopping Lawrie, Tim and Ossie from having a good start, Markus could have guaranteed victory........ But such was the respect that the German Sailor has for his British counterpart, the predicted engagement never eme... [more]
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America's Cup: Principal Race Officer named
America's Cup Media,
America's Cup Regatta Management have announced that John Craig (USA) has been appointed Principal Race Officer of the 34th America's Cup. A native Californian, and a resident of San Francisco, Craig will be responsible for conducting the races of the America's Cup World Series, the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America's Cup Finals.... [more]
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Musto Skiff Worlds images by Shane Barker
Shane Barker images,
Images from today's Musto Skiff Worlds action at Black Rock Yacht Club presented by photographer Shane Barker.... [more]
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Broo Premium Lager Musto Performance Skiff Worlds - blue skies return
Paul Manning,
Following a postponment ashore, the first start of race 8 got under way at 13:30 in 6-8knots from 170 degrees. This was promptly general recalled by the race management team and the fleet returned to try again.... [more]
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America's Cup AC45 arrives in Auckland for launch - The Assembly
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was on hand to capture the assembly of the prototype AC45 in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. The AC45 is the forerunner to the AC72 which will be used in the 34th America's Cup. The 45ft long yacht will feature a wingsail, the same as the larger 72ft yacht to be used in the September 2013 Match in San Francisco.... [more]
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GBR's Lawrie Smith takes Dragon World title by closest of margins
John Curnow,
Apparently, not since 1978, when he was sailing a Fireball, has Britain's Lawrie Smith won a World Championship. Today on Melbourne's Port Phillip, the sun came out finally with enough of a Southerly breeze and the crews were very much ready for the last on-water action of their World Championship. It is little surprise then that there was no one taking bets on whether there would be a clean st... [more]
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Offshore Racing Congress 2011 rules now available
ORC Press,
Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce the following 2011 ORC rules are available for download from the ORC website: the International Measurement System (IMS), the ORC Rating Rules systems, and the ORC 'Green Book' of Championship rules and ORC Class guidelines... [more]
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Tullett Prebon London Boat Show - RYA Boat Buyers Handbook launched
RYA,
Tullett Prebon London Boat Show - Today (Saturday 15 January) is the official launch of another of the RYA's latest publications, the new Boat Buyers Handbook.... [more]
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ISAF WMRT 2011- Deadline Approaching for Tour Card holder applications
World Match Racing Tour,
ISAF World Match Racing Tour 2011 - The world's leading match racers have until 5pm (GMT) on Monday 17th January to make final preparations to applications for a Tour Card on the 2011 ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT).... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Food supplies running low for Derek Hatfield
Velux 5 Oceans,
He's just spent several days slamming into waves and battling headwinds but now VELUX 5 OCEANS skipper Derek Hatfield has another problem to contend with – his food supplies are running out. With 600 nautical miles – or around three days sailing – to go to reach the finish line in Wellington, the 58-year-old Canadian has only enough food onboard Active House for four more meals.... [more]
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Moth Worlds images from Howard Wright
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography,
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography, presents this gallery of images from the Moth World Championship.... [more]
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International Dragons – Golden Girl returns from 1956
John Curnow,
After 55 years, the 1956 Olympic Gold Medal winning International Dragon, now known as Galejan II, but still with her original S(WE) 194 Sail Number, has made a return to Melbourne.... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds - Outteridge wins on home pond
Lizzi Roundtree,
Hugs and Champagne welcomed the newest Moth World Champion Nathan Outteridge (AUS). Samantha England (AUS) beat out American Lindsay Bergan by one point for the title of leading lady at 47th and 48th place.... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds Video Highlights - Fast and furious action
Moth Worlds,
Video of the action on Lake Macquarie at the Zhik Moth Worlds 2011.... [more]
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Nathan Outteridge new Moth World Champion
Moth Worlds,
Newsflash - Australia's Nathan Outteridge has won the Moth World Championship on Lake Macquarie, NSW.... [more]
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Images from Broo Lager Musto HP Skiff Worlds - Day 3 - afternoon races
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera was out on the water for the action in the second and third races of Day 3 of the Broo Musto Skiff Worlds. Please excuse the rain and the murk... [more]
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International Dragons – The winner is?
John Curnow,
Rain was nearly the most significant feature of Day Four at the 2011 International Dragons World Championships. It was around for most of the day, ranging from mere drizzle to tropical downpour.... [more]
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Pallot Windows Frostbite Series – Race 5
William Harris,
The penultimate race in the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club's Pallot Windows Frostbite series was held in brilliant conditions on Sunday, 9th January. The downside for crews was the 0830 start, even more so for the race committee who were obliged to lay a temporary mark to replace the St Aubin's Bay West Mark that had wandered off to parts unknown.... [more]
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America's Cup AC45 arrives in Auckland for launch - First Pictures
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture the arrival of the prototype AC45 in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. The AC45 is the forerunner to the AC72 which will be used in the 34th America's Cup. The 45ft long yacht will feature a wingsail, the same as the larger 72ft yacht to be used in the September 2013 Match in San Francisco.... [more]
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Musto Performance Skiff Worlds Day 3 - Aussie leads
Paul Manning,
Race 5 - Following a short postponment, race 5 of the Broo Beer Musto Performance Skiff World Championships started at 11:05 with the breeze at between 010 and 020 and 10-12knots.... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds 2011 Finals Race 5 - Absolute Carnage everywhere
Lizzi Rountree,
It's the battle of the breeze as the steady 24 knot East-Northeasterly tore down the racecourse, with max gusts recorded during the first (and only race so far) at 27 knots. With Silver Fleet postponed on shore, Gold Fleet danced the 'You Launch First, Mate' before the daunting trek to the start line.... [more]
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Images from Broo Premium Lager Musto HP Skiff Worlds - Day 3
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera was out on the water for the action first race of Day 3 of the Broo Premium Lager Musto HP Skiff Worlds. Two more races were sailed later in the day. Please excuse the rain and the murk... [more]
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Broo Musto Skiff Worlds, Melbourne - Photo Action from Teri Dodds
Sail-World.com,
Broo Premium Lager Musto Skiff Worlds, Melbourne - Photo Action from Geelong yachting photographer Teri Dodds You will find more of these great images at www.teridodds.com... [more]
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The American Tea Cup Regatta - where it all began
Rob Kothe,
As sailing tries to broaden its base, the most desirable Olympic boats for the new and developing sailing nations are the single person boats, one-designs which are relatively inexpensive to build, the Laser and the windsurfer.... [more]
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ISAF has new website and media co-ordinator
ISAF,
ISAF is joined by Daniel Smith (GBR) as Website and Media Co-ordinator.... [more]
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Australian 18 footer Championships - Gotta Love It 7 comes to Grief
Simon Brown,
Race favorite Gotta Love it 7 misses out... Coming to grief with the committee boat in the first race of the Australian 18 footer Championships.... [more]
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RYA Yachtmaster of the Year 2010 announced
Susie Nation-Grainger/RYA,
Emily Penn from Penarth has been crowned RYA Yachtmaster® of the Year 2010 and today (Wednesday 12 January) was presented with her award by HRH The Princess Royal at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show.... [more]
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More Images from Broo Premium Lager Musto HP Skiff Worlds - Day 2
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera was out on the water for the action in the only race sailed on Day 2 of the Broo Premium Lager Musto HP Skiff Worlds - Day 2. Two races were initially to be sailed however the ever changing Melbourne weather patterns put paid to that plan - and only on was sailed. Here is the second of two galleries of the action.... [more]
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Images from Broo Premium Lager Musto HP Skiff Worlds - Day 2
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera was out on the water for the action in the only race sailed on Day 2 of the Broo Premium Lager Musto HP Skiff Worlds - Day 2. Two races were initially to be sailed however the ever changing Melbourne weather patterns put paid to that plan - and only on was sailed. Here is the first of two galleries of the action.... [more]
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Carnage camera at the Musto Performance Skiff Worlds
Richard Gladwell,
Micro weather systems played merry hell with competitors and race officials at the Broo Premium Lager sponsored Musto Performance Skiff World championship at Black Rock Yacht Club, Melbourne, Australia. However as always with high powered skiffs operating on the edge of control - accidents do happen, and Sail-World's camera caught a few from Day 2 of the World Championship.... [more]
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Safety tested at Broo Premium Lager Musto Performance Skiff Worlds
Paul Manning and Sail-World,
Only one race was sailed in the Broo Premium Lager sponsored Musto Performance Skiff World championship at Black Rock Yacht Club, Melbourne, Australia. The first, and as it turned out to be, only race of Day 2 of the World Championships got under way in a warm Northerly breeze at 11:45.... [more]
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Quad sailor Geoff Holt beats racers to UK's Yachtsman of the Year
Des Ryan,
He beat the Finn World Champion, and he beat the Ladies World Match Racing Winners. Quadriplegic Geoff Holt has become the UK's YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year by sailing solo across the Atlantic.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race: The fifth degree
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race fleet looms respite from full-throttle sailing, though the skippers will soon swap the exertion of sailing at full power for the mental challenge of negotiating the Doldrums as rapidly as possible.... [more]
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RYA Mirror National Junior Squad - Double world gold
RYA,
RYA Mirror National Junior Squad - Double world gold - Lulham-Robinson brothers, Ben and Matt, and Grayson sisters, Emma and Rachael, added more weight to Britain's sporting success down under this weekend when the young RYA Mirror National Junior Squad sailors were crowned Junior open and Junior girls World Champions at the 2011 Mirror World Championships held in Albany, Australia last week.... [more]
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Australian Finn Championship - Ed Wright takes title
Tim Castles,
As has been the case all week, light SE'ly winds greeted competitors on the final day of racing at the Finnports 2011 Australian Finn Championships. With rain on the horizon everyone was keen to get the racing over and done with.... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds 2011 - The Video Collection
Richard Gladwell,
The 2011 Zhik Moth World's organisers have produced some great video over the past few weeks, some of which we have inserted into Sail-World stories, however if you have 20 minutes or so, and want to see some great sailing video and hear from the leading sailors in this spectacular class, then roll on..... [more]
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SailJuice Global Warm-Up 2011 - Biggs' Merlin rockets to the top
Andy Rice/SailJuice,
SailJuice Global Warm-Up 2011 - At the halfway stage, Matt Biggs and Ben Hollis have sailed their Merlin Rocket to the top of the leaderboard after notching up a useful ninth place from 238 entries in this weekend's Sailboats.co.uk Bloody Mary pursuit race.... [more]
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Images of Melbourne - 2011 Dragon Worlds - Day 2
Alex Mckinnon,
In between working on a rescue boat local Melbourne photographer, Alex Mckinnon, took some great shots of the second day of the 2011 Int Dragon Worlds, and presents the following image gallery:... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds 2011 - Day 3 closes out the Qualifying Series
Lizzi Rountree,
Just another day at the office for Nathan Outteridge (AUS) who flawlessly handled the gusty 16-18 knot Easterly on Lake Macquarie at the 2011 Zhik Moth Worlds during the final day of the Qualifying Series. In the last start of the day he blasted off the line at 20 knots, after dipping the line from above the start boat.... [more]
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