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This week we have all tbe very latest on the America's Cup. With the launch of the AC 45 our resident Cup expert Richard Gladwell's interviews and videos are not to be missed. This week he talked to The Fish and Bruno Trouble who were both very positive about the AC45.
Local news from the RS600 Winter Championship, RS Feva Training, the Royal Southern Yacht Club and the John Merricks Tiger Trophy. The RYA Club of the Year finalists have been announced and the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show is drawing ever closer.
Internationally the Velux 5 Oceans Sprint 3 is now underway, the Barcelona World Race teams are heading to the Cook Straits and the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds start in sunny Sydney, Australia on February 23rd.
And there's so much more news in this week's edition. We hope you enjoy reading it.
Have a great week.
America's Cup: Launch the of the prototype AC45 - Video Richard Gladwell, The prototype AC 45 was launched in calm conditions this morning at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour after being blessed. This video shows the quick lift and launch process with the AC45 slung by the top of her mast from a 'sky hook'. Midway through the video we can see the hook-loop being dropped from the top of the mast, once the boat is afloat.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Video Interview - Bruno Trouble Richard Gladwell, Bruno Trouble, frontman for longtime America's Cup sponsor Louis Vuitton, has a long history with the America's Cup. Now a new chapter in the America's Cup has opened and Richard Gladwell, Sail-World New Zealand's Editor caught up with 'Big Trouble' at the launch of the prototype AC45 at Auckland's Viaduct harbour this morning.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Jimmy Spithill and the NZL Sailing Team - AC45 launch Richard Gladwell, America's Cup winner Jimmy Spithill was on stage this morning at the Viaduct Harbour for the launch and blessing of the AC45 prototype. The spot on which he was standing was not too far away from where his America's Cup career began as a 20year old, aboard the Young Australia, which was berthed on the opposite side of the harbour... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Bob Fisher reflects - Video Interview Richard Gladwell, Top international yachting journalist and America's Cup commentator, Bob Fisher, was at the blessing and launch of the prototype AC45 in Auckland this morning and took the time out to reflect on the early days of wingsails on catamarans, the AC45's and AC72's... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Iain Murray speaks at AC45 launch - Video Richard Gladwell, America's Cup Regatta Director, Iain Murray, was in Auckland for the blessing and launch of the AC45 prototype, which was handed over to his group America's Cup Regatta Management, late last week. In this video of his address, he recalls the first time he sailed in Auckland and pays tribute to the people behind the AC45.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup AC45 technical shakedown complete Stephanie Martin, AC45 technical shakedown is now complete, and with that it is handover day for the new wing-sailed catamaran, marking the beginning of the next era of the America's Cup. America's Cup Race Management (ACRM) will now manage the logistics, care and maintenance of the prototype as competitors test the boat over the coming weeks.... [more] Share this story
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 9 February 2011 ISAF, The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 9 February 2011 have been released. The next release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings will be on 23 March 2011.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Peyron brothers behind the latest Challenger America's Cup Media, Energy Team, the new French challenge set up around Bruno and Loïck Peyron, has been officially registered for the 34th America's Cup since 27th January 2011. It is the sixth Challenger aiming to grab the silver ewer. Energy Team backed by the Yacht Club de France and they were announced as a Challenging Club, last week. They are the seventh team entered the 34th America's Cup to be staged in S... [more] Share this story
RS600 Winter Championship - The fleet at Grafham Water Sailing Club Debbie Darling, RS600 Winter Championship - The RS600 fleet has had an active Winter with six's racing at the four SailJuice handicap events and the Winter Series culminating at the RS Winter Champs this weekend at Grafham Water.... [more] Share this story
Volvo Ocean Race - First Open 70 measurement test for Camper video Lucy Harwood, Volvo Ocean Race - It was a big day on site for Camper and Emirates Team New Zealand when Volvo's chief measurer arrived to perform the first Volvo Open 70 measurement test.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - Gutek fights back Velux 5 Oceans, Having hit and remained stuck to a tree during the first night of racing, Gutek's Operon Racing dropped back into fourth position and made slow progress. Gutek has sailed an almost identical course as Brad on Le Pingouin and Canadian skipper Derek Hatfield on Active House. The skippers have been enjoying some great conditions.... [more] Share this story
RS Feva - Training at Bough Beech Bill Tucker, The South Zone Squad were at Bough Beech this last weekend for what turned into a very breezy weekend. We managed to get sailing both morning and afternoon on each day which was really impressive considering the constant 18 knots we had everyday and gusts in the high 20s at times.... [more] Share this story
Barcelona World Race - Reducing speed and lead Barcelona World Race, The leader's speeds have been moderated by light pressure, reduced to less than 12 knots at times during the night which means that Jean-Pierre Dick and Loïck Peyron have lost 45 miles to MAPFRE since yesterday evening's 1900hrs UTC position report... [more] Share this story
Lewmar Limited - EVO winch retail promotion Emma White, Lewmar Ltd - For a limited period, Lewmar are offering a free award-winning OneTouch winch handle with every EVO winch purchased at participating retailers.... [more] Share this story
Banque Populaire V heading home Brian Thompson, We gybed onto the long starboard up to the Doldrums at midnight and are now heading north at good speed... [more] Share this story
Farr 40 World Championships 2011 – Boats and crew – some famous names Sail-World, 2011 Rolex Farr 40 World Championships will start February 23rd -26th. The Australian Summer Sprint Series scheduled for February 12-13, will be followed by the Australian titles from February 18-20th. Australian, Sail-World will be covering the event in detail.... [more] Share this story
ORMA60 drops rig at 25kts while chased by AC45 in Auckland Richard Gladwell, The ORMA60 TVS dropped her wing mast rig in the early stages of a Wednesday evening race, on Auckland's Waitemata harbour. The trimaran was reported to be flying two hulls and travelling at over 25kts when a shroud gave way.... [more] Share this story
Kieler Woche NOR posted Farr 30 International One Design Class, Kieler Woche, Farr 30 Europe - The biggest sailing event of the year cast its shadows ahead! The sailors can now study the Notice of Race and read up on the event.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: A Day of Celebration for the AC45 America's Cup Media, With its technical shakedown now complete, it was handover day for the new AC45 wing-sailed catamaran, marking the beginning of the next era of the America's Cup. America's Cup Race Management (ACRM) will now manage the logistics, care and maintenance of the prototype as competitors test the boat over the coming weeks. The AC45 is the forerunner to the larger AC72, which will be used in the 34th A... [more] Share this story
Barcelona World Race - Considering the Cook Straits Barcelona World Race, Barcelona World Race - As Virbrac Paprec 3 crossed the longitude of Cape Leeuwin this morning at around 1010hrs UTC, the leading French pair were moving at more modest speeds seeing their record lead ebbing again as the chasing trio catch up steady miles... [more] Share this story
Royal Southern Yacht Club unveils 2011 racing programme Peta Stuart-Hunt, Royal Southern Yacht Club - In a busy year preceding the Royal Southern Yacht Club's 175th Anniversary in 2012, the Club is delighted to announce a packed and exciting Racing Programme for 2011 that includes hosting a number of high profile national championships.... [more] Share this story
RYA Volvo Dinghy Show - Loads of great activities for the kids Emma Slater, For kids who love messing about on the water in a dinghy and who want to learn more about dinghy sailing or for those who just want to have an exciting day out then a trip to the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show could be just the ticket.... [more] Share this story
Les Voiles de St. Barth battle for Leopard 3 and Rambler Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, Les Voiles de St. Barth 2011 registrations are going well for the second edition (4 - 9 April 2011), with 40 boats having signed up in the five categories competing (Super Maxi, Classic, Racing, Racing-Cruising, and Racing-Multihull).... [more] Share this story
Cork Clipper Partnership reveals strong economic impact Zoe Williamson, Cork Clipper Partnership has today revealed the strong economic impact of their participation in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race.... [more] Share this story
RYA Club of the year finalists announced Emma Slater, The prestigious RYA Club of the Year award will be announced at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2011 on Saturday 5th March.... [more] Share this story
RYA Sailability Sunsail Regatta RYA, If you are looking for an exhilarating experience with the opportunity to do something different or you're a sailing team looking for a great racing opportunity then the RYA Sailability Sunsail Regatta is the perfect event for you to get out on the water, have fun and raise money for a great charity.... [more] Share this story
Tacktick Micro Compass becomes legal for Cadet class Sarah Johnson, Tacktick's Micro Compass will be used by the International Cadet Class Association after they voted to accept the use of electronic compasses in their class rules.... [more] Share this story
Liverpool Boat Show - Decade of laughter Kate Holmes, Liverpool, famous for being the most successful European City of Culture, is hosting its first Liverpool Boat Show in 2011 from April 29th to May 8th.... [more] Share this story
John Merricks Tiger Trophy 2011 Andy Rice, After 13 years of trying, the £1,000 cheque to the first team to win all races at the John Merricks Tiger Trophy has gone to Andy Smith and Tim Needham, who conquered some fierce conditions in their 505 this weekend.... [more] Share this story
Round the Island Race – First entry a family affair Peta Stuart-Hunt, The first entry processed for this year's J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race was from the legendary boat builder and sailor, Mr Jeremy Rogers in the family's new 'greener' Contessa 32, Calypso.... [more] Share this story
Volvo Ocean Race - Silk route Volvo Ocean Race, Volvo Ocean Race fleet will arrive in Sanya, China, the third stop on the 2011-12 route around this time next year. The third leg of the 39,270 nm race will be one of the most difficult legs in the upcoming edition.... [more] Share this story
Datchett Water SC Winter Warm Up week 1 Datchet Water Sailing Club, Winter Warm Up series' twenty-six boats braved gusts of 30 knots for the first two races. Many more potential sailors observed from the safety and comfort of the club house preserving their effort for the next 3 weekends. Unfortunately those who made a hasty retreat from the cancelled sailing at Rutlands Tiger Trophy failed to make the start line on time but look forward to sailing next week.... [more] Share this story
Class40 2011 - Progressive continuity Class40 Association, A new president, a novel round the world race... the 2011 season has brought a few changes for Class40, but overall it is about continuity in terms of a full race calendar, stable but progressive rules, and an attractive circuit for competitors and sponsors alike. 'Friendly Class, Fierce racing': the essence of the Class hasn't changed...... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Second French Challenger accepted America's Cup Media, The Yacht Club de France is the sixth challenger to be accepted as a Competitor in the 34th America's Cup to be held in San Francisco in September 2013.. This brings the current total to seven confirmed and validated competitors for the 34th America's Cup.... [more] Share this story
ISAF Nations Cup 2011 regional finals Liz Baylis, ISAF Nations Cup 2011 Notice of Race has been published on the ISAF website and the deadline for MNAs (Member National Authorities) to submit applications is fast approaching for Asia and Oceania.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Team New Zealand have an Outing Richard Gladwell, Team New Zealand, who have not publicly announced their entry for the 34th America's Cup were the first team outside Oracle Racing to sail the prototype AC45. With skipper Dean Barker on the tiller the AC45 indulged in some spectacular hull flying in conditions that were judged to be too light for sailing in the Sail Auckland Regatta. In these conditions the AC45 looked reasonably powered up an... [more] Share this story
John Merricks Tiger Trophy - Windy showdown for conclusion Andy Rice, A windy showdown is in store for the conclusion of the SailJuice Global Warm-Up 2011, this weekend at the John Merricks Tiger Trophy at Rutland Water.... [more] Share this story
Ben Ainslie - Important time on the water Ben Ainslie, Ben Ainslie latest blog entry: I hadn't competed in the Miami OCR regatta for 15 years but it felt very familiar and it was great to get some more good training time on the water in a good climate with fellow Brits Giles Scott and Andrew Mills before racing got underway.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Miami OCR - Perfect practice for paralympic hopeful Kate Holmes, Rolex Miami OCR - The weekend saw the close of an exciting week of racing across the waters in the USA. The event brought together the world's top sailors for elite-level competition in the classes selected for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.... [more] Share this story
An evening with Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge Part III Sail-World.com, Interview with Nathan Outteridge and Tom Slingsby. In Part III, the Question and Answer session, we will discover why Nathan's nick name is George and why Tom is so fast at post capsize recovery.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Mr Integrity appointed to America's Cup Race Management America's Cup Media and Sail-World, Harold Bennett, the New Zealander, who has been a race officer for the last four editions of the America's Cup, will be the Director of On-Water Operations and Assistant Principal Race Officer. 'Harold has vast experience in America's Cup race management over the last decade,' said Iain Murray, Regatta Director and CEO America's Cup Race Management... [more] Share this story
Flying Fifteen Mid-Winter Championships at Burton SC Flying 15s UK, Flying Fifteen Mid-Winter Championships was hosted by the Burton Sailing Club for the first time and were treated to a great days sailing on Saturday with the wind from the NE, the best direction for the reservoir, F2 to F3. The race officer set windward-leeward courses. Local sailor Malcolm Hall sailed the beats to perfection and headed the fleet home to win the first race.... [more] Share this story
Farr 40 Class Association International Calendar of racing released Jim Richardson, Farr 40 Class Association international calendar of racing for the upcoming year has been released.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Images from On-Board and Sail Auckland Gilles Martin-Raget, Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, has been on the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf again, shooting the prototype AC45 ahead of her handover to America's Cup Regatta Management next week, and the training by entered teams shortly thereafter.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: The AC45 Video Show George Johns, Over the past couple of weeks the AC45 has been turning head in Auckland, New Zealand. She has also been the subject of many hours of video photography, by one of the worlds best video cameramen, George Johns, and edited by Javier Salinas in Valencia. Here we present a gallery of the video - just in case you missed something..... [more] Share this story
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