Looking forward to Miami OCR!

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 20 Jan 2012
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Looking forward to Miami OCR!

Quantum Key West 2012, the traditional opening event for the North American racing Season, is wrapping up today; four glorious days of racing (racing was called off on Wednesday because of light winds), ten races and many classes had to wait until today for the final outcome to settle. Congratulations to Rob and Sandy Butler for their win in the new High Performance division; their new McConaghy 38 proved to be well suited to the varied conditions in Florida in a tight division where every boat managed to score a first place this week. Calgary's Ashley Wolfe drove her TP52 Mayhem to a win earlier today to place mid-fleet in a highly competitive 52 class.

Our attention will turn to the east coast of the souther state this weekend as Coconut Grove, Florida plays host to the annual US Sailing Rolex Miami OCR events. A major ISAF event, Miami OCR is the second of seven 2011-12 Sailing World Cup Regattas and will witness competitors from around the world eager to prove themselves ahead of London 2012. Racing starts on Monday and we'll keep a close eye on the Canadian Sailing team throughout the week.

In the Indian Ocean, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is getting ready to get back on the water again after spending the last few days hitching a safe ride on board a freighter. Start of the second stage of Leg 3 is set for Sunday; their next destination is Sanya, China and the road ahead is full of challenges through the Bay of bengal, Malacca Strait where they will travel through commercial shipping lanes and will have to dodge thousands of small fishing vessels. Forecasts call for winds on the nose!

Sail-World Canada and its companion publications are always interested to share your stories and promote your events; this week, we're sharing some contributors guidelines to help you submit your news articles and personal stories. We provide some pointers about content, style and image presentation. Looking forward to your contributions!

Only two days remain for the Toronto International Boat Show! Come and drop by the Sail Fest Caribbean Village where you can enter Canadian Yachting's contest to win a one week charter for four in the BVIS brought to you by Canadian Yachting, the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, American Airlines and Sunsail.


All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Volvo Ocean Race - Sanya reflects on the 'long and bumpy' road
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race has offered up many challenges thus far for the fleet, especially Team Sanya. The crew successfully completed Stage 1 of Leg 2 during the early morning hours and now skipper Mike Sanderson reflects on the ‘long and bumpy' road with his focus shifting to the immediate challenge ahead.... [more]
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Winter in Fireland: from Cape Town to Chile in a Canadian 27-footer.
Nicholas Coghlan,
In the 1980s Nick and Jenny Coghlan sailed their Albin Vega 27, Tarka the Otter, around the world via the Cape of Good Hope and the Panama Canal; they started and finished in Maple Bay, BC. Twenty-five years later Nick was serving as Canada's Consul General in Cape Town, South Africa, when the cruising bug bit again.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Six strong and ready for a fight
Volvo Ocean Race,
The fleet of the Volvo Ocean Race are beginning to feel the mounting pressure as the clock winds down to the next round, to the Chinese city of Sanya, which begins on Sunday at 0800 UTC. The full line-up will head into battle for the first time in more than a month as the second stage of Leg 3 gets underway.... [more]
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Key West 2012 - Down to the wire
Bill Wagner,
Quantum Key West 2012 - With eight races in the books and two more still to be contested, the outcome of several marquee classes remains in doubt. To absolutely no one's surprise, the deep and talent-laden Melges 32 class has come down to the wire with Samba Pa Ti holding a slim four-point lead over Pisces.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet enter South China Sea
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet have entered the South China Sea, marking steady progress towards Singapore. Yesterday, the Clipper Race Committee announced that the course would be shortened due to potential hazards, and the extremely light winds that have plagued the fleet in the second half of this race.... [more]
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America's Cup: An update from the Big Fella
Richard Gladwell,
Getting out of bed at 6.00am to talk on the phone to a bunch of fully wired sailing journalists spread across three continents, probably isn't the ideal start to a day. So it was no surprise that 'Big Fella', as Iain Murray is known in his native Australia, was talking in short sentences. Murray was back in Sydney, having taken a break from his role as Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup... [more]
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London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition entry list
www.sail-world.com,
The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition entry list has now been made available online. As of the 17 January, only two nations, Great Britain (as the host nation) and France, have qualified for all ten classes.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race crews prepare to go head to head + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race has six crews that are preparing to battle head-to-head for the first time in over a month when the second stage of Leg 3 to China gets underway on Sunday, 22 January at 0800 UTC. The teams will have very little time to prepare for racing, with the ship carrying five of the yachts expected to dock at the safe haven port on Saturday... [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint-Barth countdown begins
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
We have entered the New Year and now begin the countdown for all who are involved with organizing the third Les Voiles de Saint-Barth. Once again, yachtsmen, skippers, and sailors from all kinds of backgrounds are invited to come along between 2nd and 7th April for a week of enjoyable, friendly racing at one of the planet's finest sailing venues.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Victory six for Gold Coast Australia
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia has claimed victory after the Race Committee made the decision to shorten the course in the stage from the Gold Coast to Singapore. Extremely light winds which would have prevented the race management team from setting a fair course for the second stage of race seven, combined with an increased threat of piracy, led to the tough decision.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - No escape from King Neptune for Sanya crew + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
There was no escaping the King of the Seas for four Team Sanya crew members. 'For Dave, Cam, Tiger and myself it has been a long time coming having missed out on Leg 1,' Andres Soriano wrote in his latest dispatch from the boat.... [more]
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Key West 2012 - Unexpected day off
Bill Wagner,
Key West 2012 organisers have planned for an early start on Thursday, to allow for three races. the breeze is forecast to be 7 to 12 knots.... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR set to test ambitious sailors
Barby MacGowan,
This coming week US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR will return to Coconut Grove, Florida for its 23rd edition. Attending the event will be top athletes from around the globe who will be using it as an opportunity to jump-start their ambitious sailing goals for 2012, not the least of which, for some, is participation in this summer's London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.... [more]
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Sail-World.com - Contributors Guidelines
Sail-World.com,
Whether its information about yachts, catamarans or dinghies, or tales of your adventures on the water, there is always a story waiting to be told. Sail-World is happy to receive your articles - be it profiles of people and boats, techniques, safety or seamanship. Read on for the guidelines for submitting an article, including commercial articles - if the information is of value to our readers... [more]
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Key West 2012 - Steady breeze and changes at the top on day 2
Bill Wagner,
Pisces moved into the overall lead in Melges 32 class by winning two of three races. There was a lead change in the Farr 40 class as well with Charisma (Nico Poons, Monaco) and Struntje Light (Wolfgang Schaefer, Germany) overtaking Groovederci (John Demourkas, Santa Barbara, Cal.).... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Cruise phase extended
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - All ten yachts are now in Stealth Mode, with Edinburgh Inspiring Capital crossing the gate for the finish of the first part of race seven yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile the Race Committee has made a further amendment to the Race Instructions in order to allow the fleet to refuel before they begin racing again.... [more]
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Chinese sailor talks about life after the Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, the stopovers are more than just a time of respite for weary sailors, they are also a meeting point for competitors of the race's 38 year history. Among the thousands of race fans lining the docks in Abu Dhabi to wave goodbye to the fleet was Chinese sailor Guo Chuan, media crew member for 2008-09 Irish-Chinese entry Green Dragon.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Sanya blast towards safe haven + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Sanya spent a few painful days crossing the Doldrums and are now able to stretch their legs as the today blast towards the safe haven port where they will be reunited with the rest of the race fleet for the first time in over a month.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Rolex Miami OCR preview
ISAF,
US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR gets underway on 22 January 2012 and is the second of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas. The Rolex Miami OCR, being held on the waters of Biscayne Bay, will bring together some of the world's best sailors in all of the Olympic events for the first time since the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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Canadian Sailing Team news from the IFDS World Championships
Canadian Yachting Association,
The IFDS Worlds in Port Charlotte are now in the history books and the competitors are transferring their equipment to Miami for OCR. The Canadian Sailing team sailors fared very well for this event, some were here for trials and some for more international experience. Paul Tingley from RNSYS was on the podium with a third place overall for the event!... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - MOB and lesson learned for Cessna Citation
Oliver Dewar,
During the closing stages of Leg 2 in the Global Ocean Race, a difficult lesson was learned on Cessna Citation via quick thinking; instinct and training when Conrad Colmanand Sam Goodchild rapidly dealt with a Man Over Board (MOB) off the west coast of South Island, New Zealand.... [more]
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The Toronto International Boat Show in photos
Guy Perrin,
The Toronto International Boat Show opened to the public yesterday morning and will run until Sunday, January 22nd. It seems like Mother Nature is always willing to help with attendance on opening day by creating havoc with the weather and convincing boating enthusiasts that the day will be netter spent inside framing of summer activities; this year was no different... [more]
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America's Cup: Paul Cayard on the latest Cup developments
Pierre Orphanidis, vsail.info,
Top European sailing website www.vsail.info continues their series of new-year interviews with sailing's top personalities, Editor, Pierre Orphanidis catches up with Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing, the 34th America's Cup Challenger of Record.... [more]
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