Etchells Worlds, VOR, RORC Caribbean 600 winners and more sailing news

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 26 Feb 2012
 


Etchells Worlds, VOR, RORC Caribbean 600 winners and more sailing news

Welcome to this edition of Sail-World.com's UK newsletter.

The Etchells Worlds 2012 have just concluded in the waters off Sydney Heads (Australia). Well done to skippers James Howells, Robert Elliott and David Franks for making the trip 'down under'. Read Sail-World.com's exclusive interviews and extensive coverage of the event and be sure to check out Ingrid Abery's images too.

Boat X (1215) and fleet under spinnaker - Etchells Worlds 2012 Final Day  Ingrid Abery - Copyright

Etchells Worlds 2012 Final Day  Ingrid Abery - Copyright


Wile you are browsing, Ingrid also managed to spend some time at the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour - a busy photographer.

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is heading for New Zealand. A breakaway group of two has formed - read Editor at Large Richard Gladwell's analysis.

The RORC Caribbean 600 winners have been announced, don't miss Tim Wright's images from that event and Conrad Colman and Adrian Kuttel (Cessna Citation) continue to lead the Class40 yachts as the head to Uruguay.

Niklas Zennstrom's RAN win 2012 RORC Caribbean 600 Overall Trophy and Class Zero - RORC Caribbean 600 2012  Tim Wright /Photoaction.com ©


We have lots more local and international news, so stay tuned to www.sail-world.com

Have a great week.


Sail-World.com team



Etchells Worlds 2012 final race images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Yesterday was the final day of racing at the 2012 Etchells Worlds, sailed in the waters off Sydney Heads... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - Sail-World interviews some of the key players
www.sail-world.com,
After the last race of the Etchells Worlds 2012 Sail-World.com interviewed the top four place getters dockside at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron - Tom King (Iron Lotus), Graeme Taylor (Magpie), John Bertrand (Triad) and Jud Smith (Roulette), as well as 2010 Sailor of the Year Tom Slingsby (Triad).... [more]
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Entries wanted for 46th Gov Cup Youth Match Race Challenge
Brett Hemphill,
The oldest junior match racing championship will take place at Balboa Yacht Club July 17-22. Competitors will be racing identical purpose built Governor's Cup 21's provided by the Newport Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper loses lead as breakaway group forms
Richard Gladwell,
Some dramatic moves over the past eight hours have seen the lead change in the Volvo Ocean Race, and breakaway group form as two of the boats made a move north, sailing away from their destination. Although Camper is being called as race leader by the Volvo Ocean race, using their snap-shot of current positions, that system does not see projected finishing times, and just calls the lead for those... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Financial Crisis leave the Southern Ocean
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - The trio of boats still racing are split between the South Atlantic and the Southern Ocean. At midday GMT on Saturday, fleet leaders Conrad Colman and Adrian Kuttel are 119 miles off the coast of Patagonia with Cessna Citation making good pace towards the finish having broken through light headwinds.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Puma heads for New Zealand at 20kts plus
Richard Gladwell,
Puma Ocean Racing, the US flagged entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, is blitzing the fleet, sailing at speeds of around 19kts, while her competitors are sailing at 10-12kts. Worst affected is the leg leader, Camper crewed by Enirates Team NZ, who has been forced to sail the most northerly course of the group, reducing her lead under the on the water snap shot of the boat positions used by VOR... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - Defending champions retain JJ Giltinan trophy
Frank Quealey,
Gotta Love It 7 have wrapped up the 2012 Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship with another brilliant win on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012: And the Podium Places go to ...
Tracey Johnson,
The podium places in the Etchells World Championship 2012 decided after an intense nine-race battle on the offshore courses.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - The relentless pursuit continues
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, along with Ken Read/USA, have set out in a northeast direction alone, with the Japanese islands of Okinawa and Tanega Shima being their closest landmark and the remainder of the fleet not within 165 nautical miles (nm). The rest of the fleet were enjoying some fast sailing this evening as they reached speeds of 18 knots.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012 interviews with top contenders - Who will win?
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
At the Etchells Worlds 2012, Sail-World.com interviewed the top title contenders after four days of competition - Tom King (Iron Lotus), Graeme Taylor (Magpie), John Bertrand (Triad) and Jud Smith (Roulette).... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012 – More day 5 images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
More images from day 5 of the Etchells World Championship from photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012 – Day 5 images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Images from day 5 of the Etchells World Championship from photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more]
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Etchells World Championship Day 5 – Martini sailing
Tracey Johnstone,
Etchells World Championship 2012 - Martini sailing was an expression shared around the fleet today as 74 boats headed out to the Manly Circle for the second to last day of the championship. The sun shone, the swell and current were negligible, but the breeze returned to delivering massive shifts both left and right.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan 2012 - Race 5 Video
Bob Killick,
With two races left to sail, Gotta Love It 7 is unbackable to take this year's JJ Giltinan. However the fight for second and third on the final podium come Sunday is heating up, with at least six teams in that fight... [more]
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Knut Frostad talks about sponsorship, economics, China, and the VOR
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
While the VOR fleet are bashing their way towards Taiwan and the Luzon Strait, we were quite happy to have had a trip round the bay in somewhat lighter conditions, sun shining etc on board Camper during the Volvo stopover in Sanya. It was an interesting experience, getting up close and personal with not only the sailors but also the movers and shakers behind the scenes.... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 - Has Rán clinched the overall title?
Louay Habib,
On day four of the RORC Caribbean 600, around noon, Niklas Zennstrom's JV52, Ran, appears to have clinched the overall win and will lift the sterling RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy at tomorrow night's prizegiving ceremony. This morning Scarlet Logic, co-skippered by Ross Applebey and Tim Thubron, was the only yacht which posed any sort of threat, but realistically the Oyster 48 will not cover... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 - Epic battle between schooners
Louay Habib,
RORC Caribbean 600 - Both Adela and Windrose capture the imagination of years gone by. In spectacular surroundings the golden age of the schooners was recreated in an epic battle between two magnificent yachts and just before dawn today, the gentlemanly duel was settled.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – More teams arrive
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Four more of the teams have arrived to a rapturous welcome in Qingdao after completing race 8 yesterday. Meanwhile Welcome to Yorkshire and Qingdao are still racing towards China's sailing city and, after languishing in light winds for several days, are now battling freezing northerly headwinds in the Yellow Sea.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Charging towards Cape Horn
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - Having crossed the Felipe Cubillos Cape Horn Gate at 06:25 GMT on Wednesday at the head of the fleet, Conrad Colman and Adrian Kuttel made a steep climb north-east out of the Southern Ocean with Class40 Cessna Citation. Leaving Cape San Juan at the eastern end of Isla de Los Estados to port almost 24 hours after rounding Cape Horn Colman and Kuttel entered the South Atlantic... [more]
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SailJuice Global Warm-up final at Draycote Water SC preview
Andy Rice,
SailJuice Global Warm-up final of the five events in the series is being held this weekend. The outcome hangs in the balance as competitors head to the Draycote Dash at Draycote Water near Coventry. At first glance, the Series looks set to be a three-way showdown between Sam Mettam and Richard Anderton's Fireball, Ian Morgan's Laser and the Scorpion sailed by Peter Gray and Rachael Rhodes.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - Day 4 images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Images from day 4 of the Etchells World Championship from photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more]
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Sailing Arabia - The Tour Leg 4 win to Courrier Dunkerque
Nicky Moore,
Sailing Arabia - The Tour - Leg four was frustratingly slow for the fleet but despite a lack of wind for most of the leg, the battle on the water was no less tense. Arriving in daylight for the first time, the fleet entered Omani waters in the early hours of this morning, and after sailing 278 kilomteres from Ras Al Khaimah to Musandam, many of the teams found themselves match racing to the line.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Who is really leading the Volvo Ocean Race?
Richard Gladwell,
The fortunes of the six competitors in the Volvo Ocean Race have been waxing and waning - if you believe the official results which show regular lead changes occurring even over just the space of a couple of hours. Using the Predictwind.com routing system, we get quite a different picture from the 'who's closest to Auckland approach' adopted by the Volvo OR reporting and tracking system.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan Championship - Gotta Love It 7 again
Frank Quealey,
Gotta Love It 7's domination of the 18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan Championship continued today. Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage brought the red hulled flyer home an easy winner of race 5 in the regatta.... [more]
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RYA Ladies Team Racing Championship Finals – Entries open
RYA,
The RYA Ladies Team Racing Championship Finals are being held at Spinnaker Sailing Club during 10th and 11th March and will see some of the UK's best female sailors competing for the overall championship title, as well as for the BUSA (British Universities Sailing Association) Women's Trophy.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012 day 4 images by Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini images,
The Etchells Worlds day 4 was a summer day right out of the brochure with a light north easter blowing and flats seas. Andrea Francolini images from today's racing... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012 Day 4 - Champagne sailing + results
www.sail-world.com,
It's getting to the business end of the 2012 Etchells Worlds 2012 being sailed in the waters off Sydney Heads. There was a general recall for the first race of the day. The second start under Black Flag, was clear.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan Trophy Race 4 Video
Bob Killick,
18ft Skiffs Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan Trophy Race 4. Gotta Love It 7's lead, as it crossed the line in first place yesterday, was as long as a Russian winter. Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Sam Newton were all alone at Clark Is. to take the gun from starter Gary Linnacre. Archie Massey's Mojo Wines crossed in second over five minutes astern.... [more]
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Roland Gaebler talks Tornado entries for Mixed Multihull Trials
Andrew Dowley,
Tornado President Roland Gaebler was interviewed by Martin from Cat Sailing News on the Tornado entries for the upcoming Mixed Multihull Trials.... [more]
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America's Cup: San Francisco Cup course is placed close to shore
Sail-World,
The race course area for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco has been revealed, by America's Cup organisers. Stretching across the city shoreline from Piers 27/29 out to near the Golden Gate Bridge, the course will bring the action closer to shore than ever before in the 160-year history of the Cup.... [more]
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