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 22 Jun 2011
 


Fireball Worlds, Kieler Woche and more ...

Welcome to Sail-World.com's UK newsletter.

The Fireball Worlds are underway in Sligo, Ireland and at the time of writing, the British team of Burge and Wagstaff led after two bullets.

Kieler Woche, the final stage of this year's ISAF Sailing World Cup is underway, with organisers claiming the ISAF Sailing World Cup is in crisis.

And a new Round Britain and Ireland record to Safran.

Internationally, Paul Goodison calling tactics onboard the British boat Red owned by Joe Woods, claimed victory in the third leg of the Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series 2011 in Porto Cervo. There's news from the Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy and some great images too.

Joe Woods, Red  © 2010 JOY /International Melges 32 Class Association


Dinghy news, videos and loads of images ...

We hope you enjoy this week's edition.


Sail-World.com Team



Fisher's View: San Francisco is perfect for the America's Cup
Bob Fisher,
Any underlying fears that the America's Cup was off course should have been fully allayed after last week's tests over the proposed course area for the 34th Cup match in 2013. The two Oracle Racing AC-45s, skippered by Russell Coutts and Jimmy Spithill, showed the world that the venue is perfect and that Catamarans will provide all the excitement due from the Cup in the 21st Century.... [more]
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Portimão Portugal Match Cup 2011 - Qualifiers ahead
World Match Racing Tour,
Tour Card Holder Jesper Radich has vowed to return to the World Match Racing Tour with guns blazing as he gears up to face his rivals on the eve of the first Qualifying Session at the Portimão Portugal Match Cup. But last year's winner Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing Team are sailing consistently.... [more]
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Larks at Royal Harwich Yacht Club
Daniel Watson,
Larks took to the waters of Royal Harwich Yacht Club for the open meeting that was jointly held with its National 12 and Firefly cousins.... [more]
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International Moths at Thorpe Bay YC
UK International Moth Class Association,
The SLAM Moth Grand Prix series 2011 took place over the weekend of June 18-19th as part of Thorpe Bay Yacht Club's annual regatta... [more]
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ICRA National Championships final day
Claire Bateman,
ICRA National Championships 2011 have now come to a close at the Royal Cork Yacht Club.... [more]
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ORCi World Championship day two offshore challenges
Offshore Racing Congress,
ORCi World Championship 2011 are currently underway in Cres, Croatia. The event is taking place from the 18th June to the 25th June. On day two, light air conditions challenged the fleet.... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup 2011 final day repeat
KPMS,
Giraglia Rolex Cup 2011's participating fleet took to the waters off St Tropez, France, amid light conditions. The race committee repeated the previous day's 17.1-nautical mile course for the final day of the inshore series with the proceedings commencing under five to six knots of breeze at 12.33 CEST.... [more]
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Nacra Infusion Worlds and Nacra Championships 2011 day two extreme
Diana Bogaards,
Nacra Championships 2011 second day conditions were tough and just on the limit for real diehards. A strong southwester caused damage on the Nacra 20 and the open class courses and many boats resigned early.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011 - Witness summer's anticipated event
Kirsten Ferguson,
Transatlantic Race 2011 - Get up close and personal. Pick one of the many scenic spots around Narragansett Bay (Fort Wetherill and Beavertail in Jamestown; Castle Hill, Fort Adams, Goat Island or Brenton Point State Park in Newport) and bring your camera, binoculars, picnic blanket and snacks to witness one of this summer's most anticipated events... [more]
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Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship 2011 in Aarhus
Bryn Wellington,
Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship 2011. The world's best catamaran sailors will converge on Aarhus to compete in the Championship, hosted from the Kaløvig Sailing Center.... [more]
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup and Northern Area Championship 2011
Fiona Brown,
Dragon Northern Area Championship and Edinburgh Cup 2011 are looking all set for one the biggest and most competitive entries in recent years. A final entry of over 40 boats is anticipated and the quality of competition will be extremely high with teams coming from across the UK and Ireland and from as far afield as Russia, Japan and Australia.... [more]
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New Nexus nGPS Antenna has improved accuracy and transmission speed.
Sail-World,
The nGPS Antenna, from Nexus Marine, represents a significant advance: it works on 5Hz updates per second increased from 1 Hz of the old unit and it has 66 acquisition and 22 tracking channels, these features result in reduced start up time, improved accuracy and faster transmission speeds.... [more]
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Half Ton Classics Cup 2011 announces South Boats as new title sponsor
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club,
Half Ton Classics Cup 2011 - The Half Ton Class Europe and the local Cowes based organizing committee under the banner of the RCYC are pleased to announce that local company South Boats have agreed to be the title sponsor of the fifth Half Ton Classics Cup.... [more]
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ISAF World Cup in a crisis
Herman Hell,
Kieler Woche 2011. The International Sailing Federation ISAF had created the series by three years ago to draw athletes and the media to all of the most important events throughout the year.... [more]
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Fireball Worlds 2011
Cormac Bradley,
Fireball Worlds 2011 are currently underway in Sligo, Ireland. For the second day, the dawn was sunny but, there were discussions regarding the forecast for the next few days... [more]
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GP14 Open Meeting at Leigh on Sea SC
G. Sweeney,
The GP14 Open Meeting got underway at Leigh on Sea with nine GP14s that arrived on Saturday 18th June. The fleet was welcomed by the usual spread of mud as the tide slowly came in to allow racing to take place.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup approaching
Jan Harley,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup 2011 presented by Rolex is set to start on September 10th with 16 nations from six different continents hitting the waves off Newport, R.I.... [more]
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Kieler Woche 2011 Day 3 Finn domination
Robert Deaves,
Zach Railey (USA) dominated the third day of racing at Kieler Woche 2011, taking the overall lead in the Finns with two race wins. Two more races are scheduled for Tuesday with the final race and the medal race for the top 10 on Wednesday.... [more]
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Royal Southern Yacht Club June Regatta
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Royal Southern Yacht Club's June Regatta. Saturday's weather conjured up The Solent at its most unpleasant, with high winds and a short, steep sea that made for uncomfortable conditions for both racing crews and committee boat and mark-laying teams.... [more]
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Round the Island Race 2011 charity fundraiser 'Buy A Mile'
Nicky Moore,
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2011 - Buy a Mile for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. In less than one week's time, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust will take six yachts and 30 young people round the Island as the official charity of this year's race.... [more]
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Australia's Whistler set for UK Three Peaks Race
Peter Campbell,
The Three Peaks Race 2011 will now be taken on by Tasmania's Team Whistler who have now arrived in Britain for their second bid to win the grueling race.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy 2011's stunning finale
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy 2011 has come to a close leaving Udo Schuetz's Container team victorious in the 52 Series.... [more]
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ICRA National Championships 2011 day two action
Claire Bateman,
ICRA National Championships 2011 day two there were faces scorched by the sun and wind, the sun shone and the wind kept blowing, the showers came and went, and the wind kept blowing. What a day of exhilarating and exhausting sailing the competitors in all classes were enjoying.... [more]
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Finn World Masters 2011 Day 5 – Maier notches up more wins
Robert Deaves,
Finn World Masters 2011 defending champion Michael Maier (CZE) made it a clean sweep after winning both his final heats. The next three boats were all on 13 points, only split on count back, with Allen Burrell (GBR) taking the silver and Uli Breuer (GER) winning the bronze at his first Finn Masters.... [more]
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Kieler Woche 2011 Day 1
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
Kieler Woche 2011 started in full gear with three difficult races sailed in shifty and wet conditions in Kiel. Jonathan Lobert (FRA), scored a near perfect day with a fifth in the first race followed by two bullets in heavy showers... [more]
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Fireball International Week 2011 win to Australian duo
Fireball Worlds,
Fireball International Week 2011 has had an early halt called because Mother Nature was not able to provide adequate wind power to let the fleet go afloat. Ultimately, there was a tide of about four knots going one way and wind of two knots going the other.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy 52 showdown
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy will potentially witness a Sunday showdown for the 52 Series after an emphatic coastal race victory by Udo Schuetz' Container which ensures they go into the one scheduled race of the circuit's second regatta of the season with a lead of just 1.5 points ahead of world champions Quantum Racing.... [more]
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Round Britain and Ireland new record to Safran
Soazig Guého,
The Round Britain and Ireland now has a new record that has been set by Safran. The crew just made it in with a time of six days, nine hours, forty-eight minutes, and fifty seconds.... [more]
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Sailor dies in Royal Ocean Racing Club race to Cherbourg
Richard Gladwell,
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has announced the death of a competitor in the Cowes-Cherbourg race, which started late Friday afternoon in strong winds.... [more]
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America's Cup: New videos take Cup to the people
Oracle Racing & America's Cup Media,
Oracle Racing and America's Cup Media have posted three new videos focusing on the Media Events held last week in San Francisco, and clearly aimed outside the wider sailing audience... [more]
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Fireball International Week 2011
Francois Schluchter,
Fireball International Week 2011 saw the race team take the fleet outside the famous Sligo lighthouse and into the Atlantic and as a result, the lumpy seas made the upwind legs quite tricky.... [more]
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Mirror Northern Traveller at Hollingworth Lake SC
Rachel Grayson,
Eighteen Mirrors turned up to race at Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club on Saturday June 11th. A wind shift shortly after GO had made the line massively biased and some wind was filling in on the left. Race 2. The wind picked up for the second race and we had a far better beat.... [more]
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Access Dinghy National Championships at Frensham Pond
Sail-World.com,
The 2011 Access Dinghy National Championships took place from the 10th to 12th June on Frensham Pond.... [more]
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America's Cup: Aboard the AC45 - Still pinching myself..
Michelle Slade,
It was my turn to clamber aboard the 45, I got a quick introduction to the guys on Coutts 5 - Dirk 'Cheese' de Ridder, Matt Mason, Phillipe Presti, Simon Daubney and Jonno Macbeth - before being shown my spot behind the aft crossbeam. The only instruction: hold onto to the piece of yellow rubber hosing fixed on the crossbeam. And we shot off on a reach... [more]
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RS700 Gul Grand Prix at Highcliffe
Hamish Griffiths,
RS700 Gul Grand Prix, third leg, was held at Highcliffe Sailing Club over the weekend of 11th and 12th June. Conditions were challenging for both competitors and race officials. Saturday's course was set a mile or two towards Hurst Castle in an effort to avoid the strong tidal stream from Christchurch Harbour and to find some more wind.... [more]
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Mark Foy Trophy 2011 to Winning and Yandoo
Frank Quealey,
The Mark Foy Trophy 2011 has seen the crew of Yandoo take the win with ‘Woody' being regarded in Australian 18 Footer Sailing circles as the ‘modern day Mark Foy' due to his achievements in prospering the present fleet and the introduction of the 3-Buoys handicap system.... [more]
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Finn World Masters 2011 Day 2 drama in the Blue Fleet
Robert Deaves,
Finn World Masters 2011 Day 2 conditions continued to be perfect with eight more heats across two courses. Both Allen Burrell (GBR) and Michael Maier (CZE) keep their perfect scores, winning both their heats, while Uli Breuer (GER) stays in third after another first and second.... [more]
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