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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. And Bruno and Loïck Peyron have launched Energy Team.
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.
Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V and her crew are heading back to their French base after hitting an unidentified object forcing them to abandon the attempt at the Jules Verne 'fully crewed' record.
Keiler Woche NOR has been posted, the Lysekil Women's Match Race is back in 2011 and we have great images from the Primo Cup.
There is so much more news in this week's edition. We hope you enjoy reading it and have a great week.
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: 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
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
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
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: 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
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
International Yacht Forum Hamburg - sail faster! Genthe Hans, On February 12th, 21 worldwide famous top specialists will share their knowledge on five basic themes for successful race sailing: Measurement/rules, keel/rudder, mast/riggs, sails and security. Take the chance to address your questions to race experts from all over the world. At 7 pm the boot offshore party will start.... [more] Share this story
Barcelona World Race – Groupe Bel technical stop Barcelona World Race, Barcelona World Race - Kito De Pavant revealed this morning that Groupe Bel has been sailing without two damaged sails. This leaves them still consistently losing miles to the Spanish duo Mapfre and Estrella Damm. Pavant says that they have been sailing without the damaged sails since January eleventh.... [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
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
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
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
Heineken Cape to Rio Yacht Race - Latest news from Rio Jeanne van Rooyen (Race HQ), Heineken Cape to Rio Yacht Race - Spirit of Izivunguvungu has been given a six-hour penalty for receiving assistance from another yacht during the race.... [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
Melges 24 World Championship 2013 San Francisco - Dates announced Fiona Brown, Melges 24 Worlds - The International Melges 24 Class Association and The San Francisco Yacht Club are pleased to announce that the 2013 Melges 24 World Championship will be hosted by the San Francisco Yacht Club.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series - Full team line-ups unveiled Extreme Sailing Series, Extreme Sailing Series - World Champions and ocean racing record holders, will be squaring up against Olympians and America's Cup hotshots, in the impressive roll call for the Extreme Sailing Series this year.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - Quick progress East Velux 5 Oceans, Velux 5 Oceans third sprint has had an exciting few days as the solo skippers make quick progress east. At the 0000 UTC position report it was American ocean racer Brad Van Liew on Le Pingouin who was out in front. Despite the champagne sailing of the past few days Van Liew is ever aware of what awaits on the 6,000 nautical mile sprint to Punta del Este in Uruguay.... [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
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
Lysekil Women's Match back on the sailing arena in 2011 Anna Holmdahl White, Lysekil Women's Match will again take place from 1 to 6 August in Lysekil, Sweden after a year on hold. The world elite of female match racers are expected to tackle the waters of the west coast of Sweden.... [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
François Gabart dreams of crossing the Southern Ocean Vendee Globe, At the age of 27, the young skipper-engineer from Charente in Western France is at the helm of a project flying the colours of MACIF, which will see him lining up at the start of the 2012 Vendée Globe.... [more] Share this story
Global Ocean Race - Hard work and dedication for Team Mabire-Merron Oliver Dewar, Global Ocean Race has 19 teams who have entered so far in the double-handed and Class40, the campaign of the Franco-British duo, Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron, is one of the most ambitious.... [more] Share this story
Primo Cup - More Borlenghi and Gattini images from Monte Carlo Sail-World.com, More Primo Cup images from the first weekend in Monte Carlo from photographers Carlo Borlenghi and Stefano Gattini.... [more] Share this story
Primo Cup - Images from Monte Carlo by Borlenghi and Gattini Sail-world.com, Primo Cup 2011 - Images from Monte Carlo from photographers Carlo Borlenghi and Stefano Gattini... [more] Share this story
Sailing Arabia - The Tour : Sailors set sail for their third leg Oman Sail Media Team, Sailing Arabia has perfect sailing conditions in Abu Dhabi greeting the fifty international sailors as they prepared for the third leg of the race. Blue skies, sunshine and a fresh breeze blew across the capital's waterfront, giving the sailors a boost in morale as they head into tricky waters at night.... [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
Banque Populaire forced to retire from the Jules Verne Trophy Banque Populaire Media, With a lead of 324 miles over the reference time, the Maxi Banque Populaire V was handicapped for more than 48 hours by a damaged daggerboard due to a collision with a UFO*. The crew have tried everything to repair the broken piece and resume their round the world tour. However, after 24 hours of intensive care, Pascal Bidegorry and his men must face the facts: it is not possible for them to c... [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
Jules Verne Trophy - Banque Populaire V attempting repairs Banque Populaire V and ISAF, Banque Populaire V have had to head north to reach better sea and wind conditions to lift the daggerboard out of its case and evaluate the extend of the damage. A lot of work is expected for the next 24 hours, during which the Maxi Banque Populaire V will have to sail at a reduced pace.... [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
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
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