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 31 Mar 2011
 
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The Velux 5 Oceans Sprint 4 is on!

It's regatta time in the Caribbeans where the annual Rolex Cup Regatta just wrapped up in St. Thomas and the 40th anniversary of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival just got under way. Over 700 racers were on the water in St. Thomas in yachts ranging from the 90-foot Genuine Risk to Melges 24. Despite and amazing crew on board Vela Veloce, Canadian Richard Oland had to concede overall victory to American Jim Schwartz on the TP52 Vesper/Team Moneypenny. A fun week in the sun topped up with formidable USVI hospitality! Check out the photos

Following a few days of fast reaching up the Brazilian coast , the Velux 5 Oceans fleet has seen all the skippers take turns leading the pack since their start from Uruguay on Sunday. They are just today entering a zone of fickle winds following reported headwinds of 30 knots by Canadian Derek Hatfield as he sailed through the transition zone. Their passage North brings warmer temperatures as they near the equator. The next few days promise to be be interesting as it is still anyone's game with only 100 miles separating American leader Brad Van Liew from Polish skipper Gutek, who apparently is still experiencing keel problems at the back of the fleet.

Thomas Colville and Sodebo is getting back home today after an unsuccessful second attempt try to improve the record of fellow Frenchman Francis Joyon for a solo round world voyage. While the North Atlantic weather cooperated in the early days of the voyage in early February, mother nature had other plans for Colville in the end. In Thomas' own words at the end of trip: 'Today Francis Joyon remains the fastest man to sail solo around the world'.

The end is near for Barcelona Word Race leaders Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron on Virbac-Paprec 3 as they tack their way along the Moroccan coast to Gibraltar. MAPFRE is not far behind while the reminder of the top five have opted for a more offshore route.

Today is an important date in the America's Cup 34 history as the entry period that ran from November 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011 comes to an end. While the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron has submitted a formal Notice of Challenge on behalf of Red Maple Racing a number of months ago, we are still waiting for their official announcement while they are moving forward to put the best team on the water.

See you in the boatyard soon!

All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




BVI Spring regatta Images
www.Sail-world.com,
BVI Spring Regatta 2011 - Carribean photographer Todd VanSickle has been on the water, doing it tough. Here is a selection of his latest images... [more]
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Barcelona World Race finish draws closer
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - As the time ticks steadily closer to the first finish of this race, the closing proximity to the final line, be it a few days or two weeks away, means that the release after 89 days of racing is weighing heavily on the minds of many of the skippers now nearing the home strait, be that in actual fact, or more metaphorically.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Kiwi 40FC Peráspera sets off on qualifier
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - In just under six months, the start gun for the double-handed, round the world Class40 Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) will be fired in Palma, Mallorca, and pre-race preparations for the 18 teams are rapidly picking up pace.... [more]
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BVI Spring Regatta Match Racing springs into action
BVI Spring Regatta,
BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival inaugural Gill BVI International Match Racing Championship. Eight teams rifled through ten flights of one-on-one match races on evenly tuned IC 24s. One St. Thomas-based skipper who doesn't need an experience boost is William Bailey, age 18, who can be seen sporting a gleaming new Rolex and a huge smile.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans sprint four - Keel issues still hampering Gutek
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans - While fast reaching conditions blast the fleet north along the Brazilian coast, Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski today reported that ocean sprint four will be a challenge as his boat Operon Racing continues to be hampered by keel issues suffered in the previous leg.... [more]
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It's over - Thomas Coville about to finish, but not with a record
Sail-World Cruising,
Thomas Coville set off on 29 January offshore of the Créac'h lighthouse on Ushant, a French Island in the English Channel to try, for the second time, to best the solo round world record of Francis Joyon, set in 2005 at 59+ days. In 2008, he had his first failed attempt. Since then he had worked on his boat Sodebo, making her faster, stronger. Finally in January, he thought he had a chance.... [more]
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BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival day 1 - Destination perfect
Judy Petz,
BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Forty boats congregated on the Sir Francis Drake Channel this morning, just off of Tortola's Nanny Cay Resort, for the start of the Bitter End Cup. This 21-mile Corinthian-spirited race to Virgin Gorda's Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC) marks the official kick-off for the 40th Anniversary BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival (March 28-April 3, 2011).... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Class update and a fantastic event
Tink Chambers,
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2011 - Sydney Australia and the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron really turned it on to make the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2011 a fantastic event that was hard fought right to the finish line of the last race.... [more]
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Virbac-Paprec 3's World Record ratified by WSSR
WSSR,
The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record by Virbac-Paprec 3, 24 Hour Distance Record, during the Barcelona World Race on 21st and 22nd January 2011.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans sprint four sunshine and steady breeze
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans - The fleet has been relishing champagne sailing conditions after two days at sea in ocean sprint four, which is a stark contrast to the grey, cold and wet Southern Ocean environment of the previous two sprints.... [more]
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Rolex International Regatta day 3 more images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Rolex International regatta day 3 images by photographer Ingrid Abery. A fabulous sailing day at St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Firm control for Virbac-Paprec 3
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - While the routing may be a bit slower and a little more frustrating than when he was off the Azores counting down the miles to victory in 2008, but Jean-Pierre Dick is hoping the net result will be the same, as the French skipper, along with Loïck Peyron remains firmly in control of the second edition of the race.... [more]
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34th America's Cup - China Team enters + Video
America´s Cup / China Team,
The 34th America's Cup World Series begins its inaugural season July 2011. For the second time in the Cup history, China is back in the competition and has entered a team to challenge for the oldest sporting trophy in the world... [more]
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Rolex International regatta day 3 images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Rolex International regatta day 3 images by Ingrid Abery. A great final day of sailing at St Thomas, USVI. Ingrid captured all the sun, sea and action.... [more]
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International Rolex Regatta equals three days of sun-drenched racing
Barby MacGowan,
International Rolex Regatta and on the final day 700 sailors on 77 teams mixed it up on Pillsbury Sound, completing distance courses off St. Thomas. 'This has been one of the best groups of boats and sailors we've ever had,' said Regatta Director Bill Canfield. 'Sailors came from around the globe, and each class had a good number of boats with impressive depth of competition.'... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans sprint four early lead to Gutek
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans - Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski took an early lead over his race rivals as sprint four got underway from Punta Del Este. A completely different beast to the past two Southern Ocean legs, ocean sprint four will see tactics become more important than ever as the skippers battle their way north through the St Helena High before facing the Doldrums for the second time since the race starte... [more]
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International Rolex Regatta Day 3 images + Video by Leighton O'Connor
Leighton O'Connor Images,
Leighton O'Connor presents this gallery of images from day three of the Rolex International Regatta, St Thomas, VI.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45 Closeup - Pre Flight Check and Launch + Video
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, presents this 'fly on the wall' and commentary on the load and launch process required to get an AC45 off the dock following Artemis Racing as they prepare to launch their AC45 before a practice session. For those who haven't seen the AC45s launch first hand, this is a good option, and we don't expect to get this close with the AC72's... [more]
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International Rolex Regatta day 2 sailing in paradise
Barby MacGowan,
International Rolex Regatta day 2 and for over 700 sailors on 77 teams, it was another day of sailing in paradise with well planned race courses and exceptional execution by the race committee for some thrilling racing. The International Rolex Regatta is the third of the four-part Caribbean Ocean Racing Circuit (CORC).... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45 Closeup - Rigging and Liftoff - Video
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, presents this 'fly on the wall' and commentary on the fitting of the wingsail and ground rigging process for Oracle Racing as they prepare to launch their AC45 before training. For those who haven't seen the AC45s launch first hand, this is a good option, and we don't expect to get this close with the AC72's... [more]
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Low DSC connect rate:Sailor irresponsibility or technological failure?
Des Ryan,
Recently we published a story about how few yachts had their Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipped VHF radio connected to their GPS so that their position would be recorded in an emergency. The tone of the article suggested that the low take-up was an indication of the irresponsibility of sailors, but responses to Sail-World after the article suggest that the situation is more complex than this... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Stealth mode introduced on the way to Charleston
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans - With tactics now being the name of the game for the sprint through the Atlantic from Punta del Este to Charleston, the race is introducing ‘stealth mode' for ocean sprint four. Stealth mode will enable each skipper's position to be hidden from their rival racers and the public for 24 hours.... [more]
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Blast Sailing launches Performance Sailing Centre in Vancouver, BC
Jeffrey Motley,
Imagine a fully equipped race boat with a full set of sails, safety gear ready to go for Southern Straights, Swiftsure, Halibut Bank, Anvil Island, Whidbey Race Week or local round the can racing.... [more]
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Sodebo's amazing adventure circumnavigating the globe
Kate Jennings translation,
The sequence of events in Sodebo's circumnavigation of the globe details the amazing adventure of Thomas Coville... [more]
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Join us at The Store April 2nd and 3rd for our Annual Open House.
Heather Robertson,
It's an entire weekend of specials, prizes and just plain fun at The Store - Mason's Chandlery in Port Credit Harbour Marina. We're stocked to the rafters with everything you need for launch. Power or sail - big or little - we've got everything for your boat and more. Knowledgeable staff to serve you - after all we're boaters too! Call 905-278-7005 | info@thestoremasons.com | www.thestoremasons... [more]
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Women's Keelboat Regatta Championship returns to IYC in 2011
Heather Robertson,
WOW - Women On The Water, The Store Mason's Chandlery, Robertson & Robertson Yacht Insurance, Gill Marine Weather Gear, Island Yacht Club and Ontario Sailing are pleased to announce that the Women's Keelboat Regatta Championship returns June 25 to IYC.... [more]
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International Rolex Regatta:Seeking sun, fun and fierce competition
Barby MacGowan,
International Rolex Regatta St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The three-day event, which starts tomorrow, has increased its participants over last year, with 77 teams signed up in IRC, CSA (Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker), IC 24 and Beach Cat classes.... [more]
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Nova Scotia Schooner Association celebrates 50 years
Andy Adams,
Here is a vacation idea that keen sailors and history buffs alike will enjoy. The Nova Scotia Schooner Association will celebrate its 50th year with a week of events from July 31 to August 7, 2011. Founded in 1961, the NSSA was formed to promote, and preserve the uniqueness of Nova Scotia Schooners by maintaining past and present records of schooners built in Nova Scotia and to organize annual... [more]
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