The Toronto International Boat Show is here!

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 13 Jan 2012
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The Toronto International Boat Show is here!

The Toronto International Boat Show is finally here; for many of us, it's an opportunity to gather around sailboats and talk boating in the midst of the Canadian winter. The Sail Fest area has adopted a new look this year; the entire sailboat viewing area will share a common 'upper deck' adjacent to the Canadian Yachting Island Village; I hope to see you there! Also, don't forget to enter Canadian Yachting's contest to win a one week charter for four in the BVIS , including airfare, brought to you by Canadian Yachting, the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, American Airlines and Sunsail. Click on contest ads or go directly to www.canadianyachting.ca/bvis to enter.

The International Association for Disabled Sailing IFDS Worlds are being disputed in Charlotte Harbor, Florida as I write this newsletter. The event is an annual world championship regatta for Paralympic class boats such as the 2.4mR, the Skud 18 and the Sonar. After eight races, Canadian Paul Tingley is in third place in the 2.4mR class.

Quite appropriately, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, led by Ian Walker, scored a perfect victory in today's in port race in Abu Dhabi. This is their second in-port race top result following their win in the original race in Allicante, Spain. Tomorrow sees the start of the next leg in the Volvo Ocean race as the fleet gets ready for their next destination in Sanya, China; as was the case for Leg 2, this leg will be broken into two parts to avoid the threats of piracy.

The Clipper Round the World Race is still progressing as the fleet sails into the Celebes Sea just South of the Philippines on their way to Singapore; on day 20 of race & since leaving the Australian East Coast, the fleet has encountered a variety of conditions and seen a number of lead changes.

The racing season has begun in North Amrica with the annual Fort Lauderdale to Key West event already under way, leading up to Key West Race Week starting on Sunday. We'll be keeping an eye on a handful of Canadian entries in one-design (Farr 30 and Melges 24), PHRF and Grand Prix, which will be of particular interest with the racing start of Carbonado, Ron and Sandy Butler's new MacConaghy 38 from Ontario.

All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race - Abu Dhabi takes top spot + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing scored a commanding victory on home waters taking top spot in the Etihad Airways In-Port Race to the delight of thousands of ecstatic fans at the Volvo Ocean Race's first Middle Eastern stopover. Abu Dhabi, skippered by Ian Walker, produced a faultless performance along the eight nautical mile course to win in a time of 57 minutes 51 seconds... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Gold Coast Australia retakes lead
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Gold Coast Australia has swooped down from the north and into first place, making maximum use of the favourable current and nudging out Derry-Londonderry from the position they had been holding as race leaders. But the team had something of a setback this morning when the yacht broached, breaking a spinnaker pole.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Mother Nature toys with Team Sanya
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race crew of Team Sanya are being toyed with by Mother Nature as she tempts them with the promise of Trade Wind sailing whilst dealing them a fifth consecutive day of upwind racing. The crew is somewhat disoriented, reported Media Crew Member Andres Soriano on Thursday as they continued to trek north in the Indian Ocean towards the safe haven port.... [more]
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America's Cup: Artemis begin construction of first AC72
Richard Gladwell,
King Marine, based in Valencia Spain, have announced that they have a deployed a construction team to Sweden to construct the first AC72, for Swedish based Artemis Racing. Artemis Racing is the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup. One of the world's top boatbuilding companies, King Marine built the current leader of the Volvo Ocean Race, Telefonica.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race skippers talk the talk on race eve
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, it is the eve of the Etihad Airways In-Port Race and the skippers are sharing their thoughts on the challenges that lie before them.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race fleet battle with mixed conditions
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - A mixed day of sailing has been had by the ten international teams competing in the race in the last 24 hours, as they continue to battle with the varying weather conditions on their approach towards the restart gate. In addition to the unpredictable winds over the next ten days or so the Clipper Race fleet will have to negotiate three particular hazards... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Puma - The Story So Far: Episodes 1-6 in Video
Puma Ocean Racing,
Puma presents this series of six video episodes covering their story in the Volvo Ocean Race, right from the start of the project through to the dismasting and rendezvous with a ship to take on extra fuel. The last episode features a mix of on boarrd footage interspersed with Shore Manager Kimo Worthington telling the story of the drama ashore... [more]
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Global Ocean Race fleet of Class40s prepare for Leg 3
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - The Wellington stopover marks the halfway point for the fleet of Class40s in the 33,000 mile, double-handed circumnavigation. With 15,000 miles and a total of between 65-78 days of racing completed in the first two legs, the next 18 days in New Zealand is a vital repair and preparation period for the 6,200-mile third leg... [more]
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2012 IFDS Worlds Day 2 - Schmitter leads 2.4mR
IFDS Worlds,
Theirry Schmitter of The Netherlands shook off a slow start in Tuesday's races to vault to the top of the 2.4mR leaderboard at the 2012 International Association for Disabled Sailing World Championships. In the SKUD class, Jennifer French and Jean-Paul Creignou of the United States and Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell of Great Britain battled for the top two spots all day.... [more]
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Hot racing guaranteed for BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival
Trish Jenkins,
The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is the highlight of the season in one of the world's best sailing locations. With gorgeous sailing conditions and stunning scenery, the British Virgin Islands offer sailing enthusiasts an idyllic location to soak up the sun.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Sanya continue the battle
Volvo Ocean Race,
Wearied by sleep deprivation from the slamming conditions, the Sanya crew nevertheless remain in good form on their way to the finish line of the first stage of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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Sail-World Facebook format - Have your Say!!
The Sail-World Team,
Sail-World.com is the largest sailing news network in the world. Around the world each day on www.Sail-World.com, we publish up to fifty stories; but, because the site uses geo-location, (meaning that it knows where you are), we only deliver U.S. interest stories to U.S. based audiences and UK interest stories to UK readers for example and as such, most of us only see about 20 new stories each day... [more]
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Bayview Mackinac Race announce changes
Commodore Gregory I Thomas,
Bayview Mackinac Race - This year we will offer five Divisions: Cove Island Racing; Shore Course Racing; Shore Course Cruising; Multi-Hull; and Double-Handed. All competitors will be handicapped using PHRF, and you will be required to have a valid, DRYA issued PHRF certificate.... [more]
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America's Cup: Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie launches AC campaign + Video
Richard Gladwell,
Four times Olympic medalist, Ben Ainslie (GBR) today announced the formation of Ben Ainslie Racing, which will compete in the America's Cup World Series from September 2012. No sailing team members were announced at the media conference staged at the London's Festival Hall, however the management team will be headed by Grant Simmer, formerly with Ainslie at the previous British America's Cup en... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Sanya make progress to secret safe haven port
Volvo Ocean Race,
Team Sanya, the first ever sole Chinese entry in the Volvo Ocean Race had to suspend racing in the second leg from Cape Town, South Africa when a key part of their mast's rigging failed while the team was leading the fleet. They now continue to sail cautiously towards the safe haven port to complete Leg 2 and collect valuable overall race points.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Ainslie Racing plans novel approach to America's cup
Richard Gladwell,
Reports in an English newspaper reveal that Ben Ainslie will announce in a few hours, a team to be backed by the America's Defender's Patron, software billionaire, Larry Ellison. The team will be unsponsored with Ellison as its Patron. The team will be entered under the burgee of a British yacht club. The team plan to compete in the America's Cup World Series from September 2012... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 in review
Oliver Dewar,
Descending through the Roaring Forties to the western Indian Ocean Ice Limit at 42S, the fleet remained compact with leadership changing frequently.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Sanya's next stop is a secret location + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race crew aboard Team Sanya set off from Madagascar on Saturday with their new rig in place to resume racing in the first stage of Leg 2 and are en route to a secret location in the Indian Ocean. A team of six sailors departed Fort Dauphin, motoring to a point two nautical miles east of the island where the team suspended racing on December 20... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy: Video of Banque Populaire finish
Banque Populaire,
Video just posted of Banque Populaire V completing her round the world non stop speed record. Just before midnight on 7 January, the max trimaran Banque Populaire V (Loick Peyron) crossed the finish line off the French coast to trim 2 days and 18 hours off the previous mark... [more]
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The premiere night of the Toronto International Boat Show
Ontario Sailing Association,
The largest boat show in Canada, the Toronto International Boat Show's premier night is set for Friday 13th January from 4pm-9pm. You are welcomed to come experience the show in a truly unique and magical way!... [more]
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IFDS World Championships preview
International Paralympic Committee,
IFDS World Championships will get underway today with an Opening Ceremony and Welcome Party featuring nations and representatives from local boating clubs. The annual event is the biggest major competition in the sport ahead of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and will see more than 100 sailors, on some 75 boats, from 20 countries take part.... [more]
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