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For Auction: One Well-Loved VO70—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond

For sale: One "slightly" used Volvo Open 70  Sally Collison/PUMA Ocean Racing

Some deals are just too good to pass up, especially if you have the wherewithal to do the deal right. Case in point: il mostro, Puma Ocean Racing 2008/2009-generation Volvo Open 70 is currently up for auction. Opening bids, which started at a modest 800,000 euros, were accepted on September 30, with the gravel barking its final cry on October 30. il mostro, it will be remembered, was designed by Botin/Carkeek and sailed by Ken Read and company to a proud second-place finish in the world's toughest offshore challenge.

Since winding down her first 'lap', il mostro has been actively maintained and updated. Read and his team used il mostro through the summer of 2010 (their Juan K-designed mar mostro was launched this past spring), both to train offshore and to race; she carries an IRC rating, and she placed second in the 2010 Newport-Bermuda Race under the ORR. 'We have been amazed to see that the Volvo 70 can compete in IRC better than anyone ever imagined!' said Read. Get the full details on this interesting auction inside, and know that some lucky new owner is going to sail away with one seriously slippery VO70, which just happens to be ready for immediate delivery.

The sailboat WingNuts floats upside down in Lake Michigan off the coast of Charlevoix, Michigan, on July 18, after it capsized during the annual Race to Mackinac. (2011)  AP Photo/John L. Russell

For those following the terrible storm that ravaged this year's Chicago-Mackinac Race fleet and cost two sailors—Mark Morley and Suzanne Bickel—their lives, Chicago-based journalist Dawn Reiss has prepared an in-depth report that details what took place that night aboard WingNuts, Morley's Kiwi 35 sportboat. The report, reprinted in this issue, weaves-in all the facts that have surfaced since that fateful July night, including the recent sheriff's report. The independent US SAILING investigation is due out by the end of this month, so stay tuned.

Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 2011  Lloyd Images ©

And in racing circles, Alinghi took first place at Act 8 of the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series, the Global Ocean Fleet is struggling to get south of the equator, and—much farther south still—the Clipper Around The World Race fleet is preparing for a proper Southern Ocean thrashing, compliments of a stalking low-pressure system.

Get the full details in this issue and remember—if you've got the war chest, il mostro is seriously for sale...

May the four winds blow you safely home,


David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor



Perth 2011: Conquering the Wind and the Waves - the 49er Challenge
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World.com Team,
Nine months before the 2012 London Olympic regatta in Weymouth, Nathan Outteridge and childhood friend Iain ‘Goobs' Jensen (AUS) are considered the 49er favourites. The duo has won all four regattas they have contested at the 2012 Olympic site in Weymouth.... [more]
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In too deep - Behind the Race to Mackinac tragedy
Dawn Reiss,
At 333 miles, the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is the longest annual freshwater sailing race in the world. Before the 2011 race, the event had never seen a racing-related death in its 103 years. Experienced sailors Mark Morley, 51. and Suzanne Bickel, 40, both of Saginaw, Michigan, were among the 3,500 competitors. Chicago journalist Dawn Reiss researched this detailed article for six weeks... [more]
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U.S. Match Racing Championship - Perry takes fourth title
Jake Fish,
The four-day US Sailing National Championship was hosted by the Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, Calif. Perry advanced to the finals after edging skipper Chris Nesbitt. He met Taylor Canfield in the Final.... [more]
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Barking Mad takes European title and Enfant Terrible wins Circuit
Jill Campbell,
Barking Mad (USA) has been crowned UNO Farr 40 European Champion 2011. It was only the last downwind leg of the final race that Richardson knew victory was within his grasp. Transfusion (AUS), owned by Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, took an early lead in the first race of the day and went on to cross the finish line ahead of Nico Poons' Charisma (MON). Enfant Terrible took third place which left them on... [more]
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Global Ocean Race fleet discomfort
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race's third week of Leg 1 has taken the fleet from Mallorca to Cape Town and began with the fleet leaders, Campagne de France and BSL slowing upon entrance to the Doldrums with the offshore elastic band between the boats now beginning to expand and contract.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 winner decided
Extreme Sailing Series,
Act 8 of the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series has now come to a close in Almeria and it came down to the wire in the final double points to determine the podium places. Coming into the final race, the Swiss team onboard Alinghi were in a strong position to take the overall victory with a major faux pas being the only thing that could have stood in the way of what was rightfully theirs... [more]
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Eurosaf High Performance Grand Prix - Champions crowned + Video
John Friend,
Eurosaf High Performance Grand Prix - The sun came up over the Murcia region of Spain's Mar Menor today but was obscured by cloud cover. By the deadline of 1400 local time, the wind had failed to stabilise enough for racing to be held on the final day of the Eurosaf High Performance Grand Prix. Because of this, yesterday's results stand.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Extreme conditions expected
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The skippers and crews on board each of the ten internationally backed entries of the Clipper Race are today busily preparing for a Southern Ocean onslaught as an approaching low pressure system looks set to bring challenging conditions along with wind speeds of gale force proportions.... [more]
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Puma's Volvo 70 - 'il mostro' - for sale!
Marine Business-World.com,
PUMA's il mostro is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The auction started on September 30 and concluding on October 30, we will accept bids for one of the fastest VOR boats in the world. Puma's il mostro is the perfect platform for a racing owner wishing to compete in offshore racing both under handicap and as a course record breaker. Auction ends October 30th 2011... [more]
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Campbell Cup day 1 - Oldie but goodie sets the pace
Rich Roberts,
The third annual Campbell Cup is being hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club. Lorenzo Berho's Peligroso, a late-model Kernan 70 formerly raced by the event's namesake, the late Mike Campbell, was the fastest 70 but paid the technological price with the lowest rating in the West Coast 70s fleet.... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 12 - A look at the man behind Artemis
ACM,
Skipper James Spithill gives AC commentator and USA Olympic hopeful Genny Tulloch something to talk about with a race on board ORACLE Racing. Then we head to Lake Geneva in Switzerland to uncover the man behind Artemis Racing. But not before we hit the gym with Emirates Team New Zealand's Winston Macfarlane, who gives us the lowdown on how he became part of a team who carry the weight of a nation'... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 11 - after the World Series, Plymouth
ACM,
The America's Cup World Series is moving on from Plymouth, we canvas spectators on the viewing experience and preview San Diego, the third stop on the World Series. Also featuring GB Olympic coach Jim Saltonstall and China Team's search for sailing talent.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 day 4 smashing action + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 welcomed 18 knot winds to Almeria on day four which ramped up the action a few gears. Attending spectators were treated to an exciting day of close Extreme 40 combat within the stadium of the port of Almeria. Alinghi, the Swiss team, lead overall scoring three firsts and three seconds in the ten races that took place.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race fleet enter the South-East Trades
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race is currently underway and late on Friday, the final two Class40s broke free of the Doldrums and dug into the South-East Trades. Both Phesheya Racing in fifth place and Sec. Hayai in sixth place are gaining speed after three days of nerve racking conditions. Shortly after 23:00 GMT on Friday, Cessna Citation sailed across the Equator in third place... [more]
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Farr 40 European Championship - Leader board tightens up after day 3
Jill Campbell,
Day three of the UNO Farr 40 European Championship provided everything that a great day's racing should: three exhilarating races in up to 20 knots of wind, numerous lead changes, reversals of fortune from one race to the next, photo finishes and a complete reshuffle at the top of the overall classification.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Teams avoid icebergs
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - An eventful 24 hours has seen some of the yachts having to take evasive action to avoid icebergs in their path and Gold Coast Australia reach the Southern Ocean Scoring Gate first. It is unusual to see icebergs as far north as 45 degrees south, especially at this time of year.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket 2 joins the 50 knot club + Video
Paul Larsen,
We just got back in from a great session and I'm happy to say that Vestas Sailrocket 2 is now in the 50 knot club. We did three runs culminating a great final sprint where she just surged over the 50 knot mark recoding a peak of 50.53 knots. On the previous run she hit over 46 knots.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 Day 3 - Team GAC Pindar on form + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Act 8 of the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series is currently underway in Spain and on day 3 the ISAF World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams, has helmed Team GAC Pindar to the top of the leaderboard at the halfway stage in Almeria. This is the first time his team has ever led the overall standings in the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series global tour.... [more]
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Farr 40 European Championship day 2 – Enfant Terrible extends
Jill Campbell,
Consistently good performances in the two races held on day two of the UNO Farr 40 European Championship enabled Alberto Rossi's Enfant Terrible (ITA) to consolidate their lead in the overall classification. Two second places in tricky conditions on the Sea of Marmara off Istanbul were enough to extend the Italian team's delta to seven points... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Calmer conditions
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams are enjoying a welcome respite from the ferocious weather of the past few days as they commence the charge to the Scoring Gate. At the front of the fleet Gold Coast Australia is maintaining a comfortable lead in the calmer conditions. Richard Hewson and his team are heading slightly north to make the southern end of the Scoring Gate.... [more]
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Team Telefonica announced for Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
Volvo Ocean Race,
Team Telefónica officially unveiled their crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 during a ceremony in Madrid today. Spain's Iker Martínez will skipper Telefónica, which boasts three Olympic gold medallists, two America's Cup winners and one Volvo Ocean Race winner.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 day 2 a mixed affair + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 has now wrapped up the second day of competition in Almeria. It was a mixed affair comprised of four open water races that were staged outside the port of Almeria and a stadium race inside the harbour which led to some dream starts and some nightmare endings.... [more]
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Campbell Cup at Long Beach Yacht Club
Rich Roberts,
The third annual Campbell Cup will be hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club. Three races are planned for Saturday and two Sunday, with all three groups starting separately beginning at noon each day. The windward-leeward race course will be set about one mile south of the Alamitos Bay jetty entrance past the breakwater.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 day 1 - Tricky and challenging conditions
Extreme Sailing Series,
Act 8 of the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series is now underway in Almeria and the public literally arrived in the thousands on the opening day, making the most of Spain's national Bank Holiday. Soaking up the party atmosphere and enjoying the activities and entertainments on shore ahead of the main event when the 11 Extreme 40s took to the water... [more]
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Pan American Games head to Puerto Vallarta
Dana Paxton,
This week US Sailing's representatives on the Pan American Games Team head to Mexico to compete in the XVI Pan American Games. The sailing competition will be hosted at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Puerto Vallarta from Oct. 17-23, and will feature nine events, including four Olympic classes - Laser (Men), Laser Radial (Women) and RS:X (Men and Women) - and five non-Olympic, open classes... [more]
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University of Ottawa at World's Largest College Sailing Regatta
Clarity Nicoll,
This past weekend, the University of Ottawa Racing team got the opportunity to compete in the World's Largest College Sailing competition. The Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta was held at the Larchmont Yacht Club in New York with the Storm Trysail Foundation. There were over 400 college students, 47 offshore boats ranging from 35 to 44 feet.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing acquires two new boats for training
Richard Gladwell,
The America's Cup Defender, Oracle Racing (USA) has returned to the host city for a fall training session. In the last training session in June, coinciding with a Media Week, Team CEO Russell Coutts capsized his AC45 wingsail catamaran in full view of the cameras... [more]
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