Three in a row for Team Telefonica!

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 04 Feb 2012
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Three in a row for Team Telefonica!

Team Telefonica opted for a more northerly route to Sanya after exiting the Malacca Strait earlier this week; as a result, they found themselves crossing the finish line ahead of the fleet in the chinese port to win their third leg in a row. Sir Peter Blake was the last skipper to accomplish such a feat back in 1989 when the prestigious event was still called the Whitbread Round the World Race. With the lead chaining on a daily basis over the past week, this is a disappointing outcome for the others who came so close; less than five hours separating the top four yachts at the finish.

Two yachts have turned back to Auckland in the southern ocean; the fleet of five Class 40 yachts crossed the start line in Wellignton, NZ last week-end for the challenging Global Ocean Race Leg 3 towards Punta del Este in Uruguay. Earlier this week, Ross and Campbell Field, who were leading the fleet on Buckley Systems, and Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron who were trailing then by 20 miles on Campagne de France have turned back because of injuries and gear damage. Cessna Citation is now leading the way towards Cape Horn.

For those who can't wait until August for the next America's Cup World Series event in San Francisco, you can get your fill of close quarters multihull racing excitement later this month; the first race in the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series is scheduled for February 28th in beautiful Muscat, Oman. The Extreme 40 fleet is sure to provide lots of excitement again this year!

Members of the boating community in the United States are getting worried about the potential impact on GPS signals from LightSquared with their next generation broadband communication technology; Sail-World cruising editor Nancy Knudson shares the story.

Congratulations to Paul D. Phelan, recipient of the 2011 Canadian Rolex Sailor of the Year Award. Many other Canadian Yachting Association awards recipients will be honoured in Toronto tonight. Find out all the details below.

All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica takes Leg 3 win - Live Coverage
Volvo Ocean Race,
Team Telefónica became the first team to win the first three legs of a Volvo Ocean Race in 22 years as they swept to glory in Leg 3 from Abu Dhabi to Sanya. Not since Sir Peter Blake's Steinlager 2 made a clean sweep of all four legs of the 1989-90 edition of the Whitbread Round the World Race has the event seen such success.... [more]
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CYA honours members of the sailing community
Canadian Yachting Association,
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Yachting Association proudly declares that Paul D. Phelan, of Toronto, Ontario, is the winner of the 2011 Canadian Rolex Sailor of the Year Award. Other prestigious CYA awards winners will also be recognized tonight in Toronto.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Disappointment for Puma Ocean Racing
Ken Read,
Volvo Ocean Race - Ken Read, Skipper of Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg reports on the crew's progress: I bet that almost every final leg blog from any Volvo boat starts with...'This has been a tough leg.' Don't imagine any of you have ever heard a Volvo sailor saying, 'This leg has been a breeze.' None are. This was no exception.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 3 - Intense drama for two Class40s
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - There has been intense drama in Leg 3 as two of the Class40s, Buckley Systems and Campagne de France, have turned west and are currently heading for Auckland, New Zealand, while the three remaining boats, Cessna Citation, Financial Crisis and Phesheya-Racing continue into strong, Pacific Ocean headwinds in the Roaring Forties.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama second to cross Leg 3 finish
Franck Cammas,
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama have crossed the leg three finish line in Sanya (China) in second place after Franck Cammas and his men battled neck and neck with the Spanish on Telefonica for the past two weeks of racing between Abu Dhabi and Sanya in China. The performance by Franck Cammas and his international crew testifies to the constant progress they have been making... [more]
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Paul D. Phelan named CYA Rolex Sailor of the Year + Video
John Curtis,
Wind Athletes Canada is thrilled to announce that Paul D. Phelan, the inspiration for the establishment of Wind Athletes Canada, is the recipient of the Canadian Yachting Association's 2011 Canadian Rolex Sailor of the Year Award.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: A Soldier's course to Sanya
Sail-World,
With just over 100nm to sail to the finish line in Sanya, China, Telefonica looks set to take her third ocean leg win. According to the routing options from PredictWind, at 1900hrs UTC on 3 February, the Iker Martinex skippered Spainish entry, just has to sail the direct course to the finish, and should be able to average 15-17kts for the remaining distance.... [more]
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The 2012 Legends of Ontario Sailing Award Winners
Ontario Sailing Association,
Ontario Sailing is proud to announce the winners of the 2012 'Legends of Ontario Sailing' Award. This marks the third Annual presentation of the 'Legends of Ontario Sailing' Award. The Award will be presented as part of Ontario Sailing's fundraising event, Mad Men Gala, taking place on March 31, 2012 at The Boulevard Club in Toronto.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race: Buckley Systems damaged and heading for Auckland
Ivor Wilkins,
After crashing off a monstrous wave in the Southern Ocean, Global Ocean Race leaders Ross and Campbell Field of Team Buckley Systems have suffered damage to their yacht and are heading back to New Zealand. For the past 24 hours, the yacht has been smashing into in storm force winds and huge seas south east of the Chatham Islands.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica pulls ahead as Puma rejoins the fleet
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Puma has re-joined the fleet after a brief, but miserable sojourn to the east, while leaders of the pack, Team Telefónica, have again extended their lead over second-placed Groupama sailing team (Franck Cammas/FRA). At 2200 UTC tonight, Telefónica led Groupama 4 by 19.4 nautical miles (nm).... [more]
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America's Cup: Rod Davis: Working with/against the old team
Rod Davis,
Emirates Team NZ's coach, Rod Davis describes what it is like working with Luna Rossa and coaching against his old team: A change is like a holiday. We are back to training for racing, a week off from testing and development work on our SL33s and working through ideas for the new boat. I must say, it is very nice to be back in AC45 mode and doing ' real' coaching again.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Windshift stalls Puma's hopes of a win
Volvo Ocean Race and Sail-World,
An unexpected change in wind direction today dealt a cruel blow to Puma Ocean Racing's plans to rocket to the head of the fleet on the home strait to Sanya. While the leg leaders shot towards the shore of Vietnam yesterday to escape strong currents that sweep south along its coastline, Puma surrendered third place in the rankings to stay offshore in the hope of better wind, calmer seas, a favourab... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - The Pacific's Roaring Forties
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race Class40s have dropped deeper south through the Pacific's Roaring Forties led by Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron with Campagne de France. The distance between the leading trio of boats has compressed rapidly from thirty miles on Tuesday evening GMT, to just six miles on Wednesday morning.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race leg 3 - Will Puma's move pay off?
Volvo Ocean Race,
Puma's easterly track had dropped them down to fifth on the leaderboard with Team Sanya 260 nm off the lead in sixth. Puma were a distant third when they split from the fleet to head east, but Infante says based on the latest data they now stand a better than average chance of getting themselves right back in the fight to win the second stage of Leg 3.... [more]
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ISAF announce entrants for 2016 equipment evaluation
ISAF,
Olympic equipment evaluation for 2016 - Following the request for proposals, ISAF are pleased to announce that they have received entrants for six Women's Skiff and seven Mixed Multihulls and wish to invite them all to the evaluation event in Santander, Spain in March.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 3 - Speeds rise dramatically
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - Speeds in the GOR fleet rose dramatically throughout Tuesday as the double-handed Class40s dropped south below Chatham Island with the five boats reaching into the high latitudes on port in 25-30 knots of northerly wind. Having taken the lead early on Tuesday morning, Ross and Campbell Field hit the highest speed averages on their Tyker 40... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Game on en route to South Cape of Vietnam
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet are maintaining the pace and pressure at 2200 UTC this evening as Iker Martinez and the crew of Telefonica lead the fleet towards the South Cape of Vietnam, some 261 nautical miles (nm) ahead. Even though the team had to back up to free some plastic stuck in the daggerboard, since 1600 UTC today they have been making small gains on the entire fleet... [more]
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Alarm and anger grow as LightSquared threatens USA GPS system
Nancy Knudsen,
GPS-enabled devices could be compromised if a plan to expand the United States' broadband system goes forward, yet the company that proposes to build a broadband cell-phone communications network it calls LightSquared, 4G-LTE wireless broadband, seems to be as yet completely undaunted by marine industry concern that the vital GPS system is under threat... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 3 - Upwind battle
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - The first night at sea for the double-handed Class40s was an upwind battle in around 20 knots as the fleet left the shelter of Wellington Harbour following a one-month stopover and hammered out into Cook Strait led by leg two winners, Conrad Colman, and South African skipper, Adrian Kuttel, on their Akilaria RC2, Cessna Citation.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race fleet enter the South China Sea
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet were led around the Horsburgh Lighthouse and out into the South China Sea at 1605 UTC today by Iker Martinez and the crew of Telefonica. Groupama 4 (Franck Cammas/FRA) was 3.4 nm behind and, in third, 10.8 nm further back, was Puma's Mar Mostro (Ken Read/USA).... [more]
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Global Ocean Race: Southern Ocean and Cape Horn lie ahead for Fields
Ivor Wilkins,
With more than 6,000 miles of the planet's most hostile ocean ahead of them, the Global Ocean Racing fleet left Wellington in unusually benign conditions today. Despite its daunting reputation for storm force winds and massive waves, overall race leaders Ross and Campbell Field of Team Buckley Systems were looking forward to the Southern Ocean blast to Cape Horn.... [more]
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London Olympics 2012 - Ainslie in fear of being banned
Daily Mail UK,
Ben Ainslie, 35 on Saturday, will not discover whether he is to be robbed of the chance to go for his fourth Olympic gold on the water at Weymouth until a Royal Yacht Association inquiry to be held by the end of next month rules... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 3 to Uruguay underway
Oliver Dewar,
The five Global Ocean Race Class40s face a 6,200-mile course through the Pacific Ocean, around Cape Horn and through the South Atlantic for leg 3 to Punta del Este, Uruguay.... [more]
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