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 01 Jul 2011
 
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Happy Canada Day!

The chase is on across the Atlantic in the 2011 Transatlantic Race; the cruising division started earlier this week on the 26th, followed by the racers on the 29th who will be joined by the full on racing machines on July 3rd. Races across the Atlantic have been held since sailing vessels began the regular delivery route between New York and the UK; this year, the yachts on the start line are as varied as one can expect: yachts ranging from a modern Archambault 40 to a classic pre-World War II German Navy 86' training vessel form the Cruiser division; the Racing division includes two Class 40 yachts, Dragon and Concise 2 and one of the most interesting battle between the Open class entries, Phaedo a luxurious Gunboat catamaran and the 289' Maltese Falcon. The showdown to watch will be between the 100' maxis Rambler 100 and ICAP Leopard; they both take their start on Sunday with their only goal being an Atlantic crossing record.

C&C yacht owners are gathering at the National Yacht Club this week-end for the 30th Annual C&C Owners Regatta & Rendezvous. Over 40 participants are expected, representing the full gamut of C&C designs and builds, from the Viking 22 to the contemporary C&C 115. The National Yacht Club promises great entertainment for owners and crew with a 1930's 'Dirty Thirties' party theme.

On the world scene, Volvo Ocean Race teams are getting organized for the next event, while the 2011-12 Clipper Round the World Race welcomes new entries and the America's Cup is trialing Race Committee and Umpires equipment and procedures. In Boston, the Extreme 40 teams are making their USA debut in rather challenging conditions at the Fan Pier; Artemis Racing, helmed by Terry Hutchinson is leading the way. The 40' high performance catamarans are being raced by many America's Cup teams to increase their multi-hull experience.

If you happen to travel in Ontario's Prince-Edward County, don't forget to drop by the History of Yachting Exhibition at the Archives and Collections Society in Picton. The exhibits are on display until August 4th.

Safe boating for the long week-end!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




One Girl's Ocean Challenge Winning the Bermuda 1–2 Mini style
Diane Reid/Nick Sellars,
Early afternoon...June 15, 2011. St. George's Sport and Dinghy Club. Upstairs, the lights were off and it was quiet. Perfect for our purpose. We had done the tourist thing; explored caves, swam in aqua coloured ocean where the water was the temperature of soup and buzzed through tiny streets by scooter. The boat prep was done, done and re-done. We were itching to go racing!... [more]
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Beneteau North American Championships Cruise into Canadian Waters
Erica Di Maio,
For the first time in Canadian Waters, the Beneteau First 36.7 North American Championship will be hosted at the National Yacht Club in Toronto, Sept. 7-11, 2011. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the event and Barbados' first year as the title sponsor. Barbados' motto, 'long live life,' is sure to emanate its Caribbean spirit throughout the event.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011 showdown
Transatlantic Race,
Transatlantic Race 2011 will commence on July 3, for the third and final start. The conditions will play a big part in deciding the overall class winner in IRC Class One and the victor will claim the Cape May Trophy. The Farr 80 Beau Geste, skippered by Karl Kwok (Hong Kong), was in fine form in the Annapolis Newport Race, beating both Rambler 100 and ICAP Leopard overall after time correction.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2011 Act 4 Boston - Challenging opening day
Extreme Sailing Series,
2011 Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 at the Fan Pier in Boston proved to be a challenging one as the 11 Extreme 40 teams made their USA debut. Roman Hagara's Red Bull Extreme Sailing pulled off two race wins in the final two races. Special guest and two-time Velux Five Oceans victor, Brad Van Liew, dropped by to experience his first Extreme 40 ride as guest fifth man.... [more]
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103rd Race to Mackinac – The Midwestern tradition continues
Race to Mackinac - event media,
The Chicago Yacht Club is pleased to announce that the 103rd Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot has reached 361 boats and entries are now closed.... [more]
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Countdown to Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race
Heather Ewing,
The start of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race from Southampton is just one month away.... [more]
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Gold Coast Australia for Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. With a yacht named Gold Coast Australia, the Queensland entry will line up against nine other internationally sponsored teams when the race kicks off from Southampton on the UK's south coast on 31 July 2011.... [more]
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From Predictwind, an upgraded weather model
Sail-World Cruising,
Predictwind, arguably the world leader in wind forecasting, has been live for 3 years now, and it has been a huge success with rapid growth. Now the company is announcing an upgraded weather model.... [more]
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Puma Ocean Racing - Team training images
Dan Armstrong images,
Puma Ocean Racing's kick-off event is now underway off Rhode Island, US. The gallery of images is from photographer Dan Armstrong.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 Boston
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 Boston. Every day of the Boston five-day event is open to the public and is part of the Boston Harborfest. This is the first time the circuit has held an official event in the USA – from Thursday, 30th June until Monday, 4th July.... [more]
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Chester Race Week readies to sail again
Lynn Helpard,
The ever popular Chester Race Week regatta is once again being hosted by the Chester Yacht Club August 10th to 13th. Soon the waters of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia will be filled with billowing spinnakers as keen sailors seek trophies and the glory of winning against many of the finest yachts in the Maritimes and beyond.... [more]
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McConaghy built Esmit Europa 2 wins Rolex Grigalia Race 2011
McConaghy Boats,
Rolex Grigalia Race 2011 eas won by McConaghy built Esmit Europa 2. Esimit Europa 2 is one of the fastest and technologically most advanced sailing yachts in the world.... [more]
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Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Race entry from Western Australia
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race - Western Australia has returned to the race with the third entry from the state in the 15-year history of the event that is ‘Raced by People Like You'. The yacht will represent the City of Greater Geraldton (formerly Geraldton-Greenough).... [more]
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America's Cup: The View From Spithill's Office
Michelle Slade, Sailblast,
Jimmy Spithill's version of getting up and heading to the office is just a little different to most. He starts in the gym about 7.00am, heads home for a shower and breakfast, then hits the ORACLE Racing HQ at San Francisco's Pier 80 for an operations meeting which sets the team's agenda for the day.... [more]
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Chicago Match Race 2011 Wilson victorious in Match Cup B Event
Chicago Match Race Center,
Victory claimed at Chicago Match Race 2011 Go Pro Match Cup B Event by Wilson and crew... [more]
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Bacardi Newport Sailing Week started a New Tradition
Gabriele Pedone,
2011 marks a great year for the Bacardi Newport Sailing Week now presented by EFG Bank... [more]
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Images from Block Island Race Week, presented by Rolex
Daniel Forster,
Top international photographer, Daniel Forster, presents this gallery of images from Block Island Race Week, presented by Rolex, sailed at Block Island, nestled in the Atlantic 12 miles from coastal Rhode Island, USA.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Sanderson's Team Sanya announce boat choice
Volvo Ocean Race Media and Stuart Alexander,
Team Sanya, the first sole Chinese Entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, have announced the boat they have selected to compete in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race. The yacht will be rechristened ‘Sanya Lan' and will undergo a four to five week refit in the UK before hitting the water in early August, ahead of the start of the race on October 29 in Alicante.... [more]
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America's Cup: Dean Barker explains the Emirates team NZ campaign
PJ Montgomery,
Emirates Team NZ skipper, Dean Barker spoke with top international yachting commentator, PJ Montgomery on Newstalk ZB to explain the various campaigns that the New Zealand based team are running ahead of the 34th America's Cup. Barker also revealed their target dates for launching the first of the AC72's that the team will build and the impact on their build up with that boat, that they non-sai... [more]
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Gary Jobson: An American Sailing Story
Angus Phillips,
An old proverb suggests it's best to live in uninteresting times. That depends on where you stand. Gary Jobson had the good fortune to hit his stride just when the relatively arcane sport he'd built his life around reached a fascinating peak, and he's made the most of it.... [more]
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America's Cup: Jobson calls for stronger nationality rules
PJ Montgomery,
Former America's cup winner, leading media commentator and now President of US Sailing, Gary Jobson, spoke with top international yachting commentator, PJ Montgomery on his views of the current America's Cup. Jobson believed that there would be more interest in the current America's Cup, if there were stronger nationality rules imposed on the teams, which would in turn generate more of a nation... [more]
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