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 15 Jul 2011
 




Sail-World on Facebook
Sail-World,
Sail-World.com, the world's international sailing network has today launched its Facebook site, on Facebook you can find it by searching for Sail-World. Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World UK and European Editor explained 'Sail-World's Facebook wall will have key selections from the nine Sail-World sites world-wide posted as well as providing the opportunity for Fans to get to know the Editors.... [more]
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Nagisa Sakai wins gold at Warnemuender Week,
Sandra Snell, HHYC,
Three young sailors are currently representing Hong Kong in the Laser 4.7 European Sailing Championships being held in Workum, Netherlands from July 6th to 14th.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race 2011 - One month to go
KPMS,
Rolex Fastnet Race 2011 - The waiting is nearly over: the 44th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race, one of the great ocean challenges, is exactly a month away. With a staggering 350 entrants at the ready, 1979's record-breaking tally of 303 participating yachts will almost certainly be surpassed. The sheer size of the fleet is impressive. Its quality and diversity quite breathtaking.... [more]
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Open Europeans 2011 Finn victory for Giles Scott
Kurt Lönnqvist amended Sail-World,
470 European Championships 2011's penultimate day has decided the contenders for the Medal Races. Giles Scott (GBR) won the Finn Europeans after victory in the medal race. He ruffled the leader and defending champion Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) in the pre-start andtook the lead on the second upwind.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011 readies for battle royale
Barby MacGowan,
Transatlantic Race 2011 readies for a dramatic ending as Class40s Concise 2 and Dragon approach the finish line. Concise 2, skippered by Ned Collier-Wakefield (Oxford, U.K.), is just a few miles ahead of Dragon, skippered by Mike Hennessy (Mystic, Conn.), and after 16 days of racing the outcome of this duel is too close to call, even with just 100 miles to the finish line.... [more]
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Animated Knots by Grog - Part 2
Jeraldine Kennedy,
The website and now iPhone app that leads the way is Animated Knots by Grog. You can click through to those animated knots on our website, as well finding links to the iPhone apps. Here is part two of our interview with Grog himself.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper completes testing and heads for Europe
Sail-World,
Boat testing for the Volvo 70, Camper, sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand, has ended. After sailing 8,000 nautical miles in the last three months, Camper has been lifted out of the water and is being decommissioned before shipping to Europe later this month.... [more]
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PWA Tenerife World Cup 2011 Day 1
PWA,
The PWA Tenerife World Cup 2011 day one welcomed the sailors with mast high waves and twenty knots of wind. With perfect conditions teasing the sailors, the mammoth fleet of 46 men and 14 women were eager to hurry through the formalities of registration and kick the proceedings off at 1:30pm.... [more]
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Wellington to host Global Sailing Challenge during Rugby World Cup
RPNYC Events,
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in Wellington has laid down the challenge to sailors visiting New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup to got to Wellington and compete in the Global Sailing Challenge. The Global Sailing Challenge is designed to give visiting sailors an opportunity to participate in a fun sailing regatta during the quarter finals weekend.... [more]
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470 European Championships 2011 day 5 - In a league of their own
International 470 Class Association,
Anticipating light winds tomorrow, the Race Committee decided to run three races for each of the 470 fleets on day five, which means that there is now only one race to be held on Thursday to determine the top 10 boats going through to the 470 Men and 470 Women Medal Races on Friday.... [more]
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'The Fabulous 40s', 15 years of the Farr 40 Class launched
Jill Campbell,
Aptly titled 'The Fabulous 40s' and produced with the support of long-time Farr 40 Class sponsor Rolex, the book tells the story of what is one of the most successful contemporary one-design racing yachts worldwide. The 240-page hardcover coffee table book focuses on the annual Rolex World Championship regattas held across the globe.... [more]
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America's Cup: Video of Emirates Team NZ sailing the SL33
Sail-World,
First video of Emirates Team NZ sailing the SL33 catamaran, which the team are using as a surrogate boat for the AC72. The SL33 is the largest size catamaran that can be used without breaking the Surrogate Rule, which is part of the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup, and is designed to prevent more well funded teams running extensive two-boat testing programs.... [more]
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PWA Tenerife World Cup 2011 preview
PWA,
PWA Tenerife World Cup 2011 is set to take place from 14th-20th July. Tenerife boasts year round sunshine, consistent winds and pumping swell, making it the perfect choice for the next stop on the PWA World Tour. The sailors will be busting their most daring maneuvers in order to claim their share of the €45,000 prize purse, and to gain precious points towards their overall world ranking.... [more]
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PWA Pozo Gran Canaria World Cup 2011 event summary
Ed Sinclair,
The internationally recognized location of Pozo, Gran Canaria played host to the world's finest wave sailors are they embarked on the opening event on the men and women's wave tour. Pozo is famous for its howling winds and steep waves that allow the sailors to perform their most extreme and radical maneuvers known to windsurfing.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup 2011 only two months away
KPMS,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup 2011 presented by Rolex is now less than two months away. The excitement and anticipation are palpable. The waters off Newport, Rhode Island, provide the setting for this sailing event that promotes a level playing field and a Corinthian spirit. The competition is strictly limited to non-professional sailors tackling a one-design class: the NYYC Swan 42.... [more]
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China Coast Race Week 2011
RHKYC,
From 14 to 25 October, China Coast Race Week (CCRW) will offer competitors a taste of the complete Asian sailing experience.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Sanya on the hunt for next Chinese super star
Volvo Ocean Race,
Team Sanya is on the hunt for the next Chinese super star in sailing. The criteria is pretty straightforward – you need to be Chinese, super strong and fit (90 kgs), ideally have some sailing experience or sporting experience competing at the highest level.... [more]
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Animated Knots by Grog - Part 1
Jeraldine Kennedy,
By far the most popular way of learning how to tie knots, be it for boating, fishing or climbing, is via the internet where the animation allows you to see and follow every twist and turn. The website and now iPhone app that leads the way is Animated Knots by Grog. You can click through to those animated knots on our website where you will also find links to the iPhone apps.... [more]
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J/80 Worlds win to Ignacio Camino
Stuart Johnstone,
After four days, nine races of great sailing Spanish sailors swept the top four of five spots. The new World Champion is Ignacio Camino's team sailing Nextel Engineering. The beat a world-class group of multiple Olympic Medallists and World Champions from multiple classes. second was Jose Maria van der Ploeg, third Carlos Martinez and fourth Rayco Tabares. American Glenn Darden was fifth.... [more]
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PWA Pozo Gran Canaria World Cup 2011 day 6 high flying action
Ed Sinclair,
PWA Pozo Gran Canaria World Cup 2011 Day 6 has resulted in Koster kid and high flying Daida Moreno reigning supreme over the tempestuous waters of Pozo. Head judge Duncan Coombs announced the format would remain the same; the heats would be twelve minutes long with the best three jumps and the finest two wave rides counting towards their scores.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011 - Rambler 100 takes line honors and record
Barby MacGowan,
Transatlantic Race 2011 fleet are nearing the finish line with Rambler 100 skippered by George David (Hartford, Conn.) having crossed the finish line on Sunday 10th July at 16h 08m UTC.... [more]
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Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011 – Ian Williams victorious
World Match Racing Tour,
Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011 - Ian Williams ensured Stena Match Cup Sweden stayed in British hands today as he scored his second consecutive win of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour. Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar picked up where 2010 event winner Ben Ainslie left off, coming from behind to defeat local hero and arch rival Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team in an exciting five-match finale.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Pozo Gran Canaria day 5 - Fifty knots and major upsets
Ed Sinclair,
Pozo Gran Canaria PWA World Cup day 5. The judges announced the heats would be twelve minutes long, and the best three jumps and two wave rides would decide the sailor's fate. The men were first to brave the challenging conditions, maxed out on their smallest equipment the sailors launched into their largest manoeuvres at full speed.... [more]
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America's Cup: Warm-Up beginning for Cascais - Race formats announced
Sail-World,
Sailing fans will get a first look at teams entered for the 34th America's Cup as competitors begin arriving in Portugal next week ahead of the inaugural America's Cup World Series competition in Cascais. The regatta is the opening event on the path to the next America's Cup in 2013.... [more]
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