Big winds in Naples - Racing cancelled today!

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 14 Apr 2012
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Big winds in Naples - Racing cancelled today!

Congratulations to Toronto's RCYC Chris Cook for his recent podium finish in the Finn class at the 43rd TROFEO SAR Princesa Sofia Regatta in Palma, Spain. The Canadian Sailing team is continuously improving ahead of the London Olympics this summer.

The Class 40 yachts in the Global Ocean Race are making good progress on their way to the Celox Sailing scoring gate located just off the bulge of Brazil. Cessna Citation will be first to make the turn and consider the best routing options towards Charleston, South Carolina.

America's Cup World Series acing was cancelled today in Naples, conditions were simply not suitable to go out. Check out Bob Fisher's reports from the first three days of racing in our Fisher's View articles

Toronto's Diane Reid and her One Girl's Ocean Challenge Mini 6.5 yacht are in France to participate in the popular European Mini circuit. Diane needs to complete a number of races to qualify for the 2013 Mini Transat and it begins today with the French Demi-Clé 6.50 which will take the racers offshore from Lorient in Brittany. This event is a double-handed race; Nick Sellars will join Diane on OGOC. You can follow Diane's blog here.

Camper is some 800 miles from the finish in the Volvo Ocean race after their repair stop in Chile. Groupama secured important scoring points earlier in the week by finishing third. The start of the Leg 6 to Miami is next Sunday, with the popular in-port race on Saturday. Not much time to get the boat ready for Camper; Abu Djabi will re-join the fleet in Brazil while Sanya was shipped to the USA and will be back in Miami.

History buffs will not want to miss the C&C Yachts Reunion and Conference at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club this week-end; see details in the story.

Finally, many Canadians will be racing at the Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week starting on Thursday; lots of action in One-Design classes and on the PHRF racing circles.


All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Fisher's View: America's Cup - Racing cancelled on Day 4
Bob Fisher,
Day four . . . there is no day four. Preservation of the boats overrode all other considerations; the difficulty in retrieving the boats after racing posed the greatest, and seemingly insurmountable, problem. The entrance to the dock area faced the wind and the waves which had built on the swell, and it was perceived that the conditions would worsen and prevent boats safely docking.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Drag race to Celox Sailing Scoring Gate
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race (GOR) fleet are all making good progress, with the stable breeze continuing, along the coast of Brazil with Colman and Cavanough on the fleet leader, Cessna Citation, managing to squeeze extra speed from their Akilaria RC 2 as they slide round the easternmost point of Brazil heading for maximum points at the Celox Sailing Scoring Gate.... [more]
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New CYA-ISAF Certificate of Competence Course Provider Endorsed
Eric Hill,
The Canadian Yachting Association (www.sailing.ca) has endorsed Halifax based Yachtmaster instructor Eric Hill to provide training that leads to CYA-ISAF certificates of competence in personal offshore safety and sea survival for crews involved in distance racing... [more]
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C&C Yachts Reunion and Conference - RHYC April 14-15
Ontario Sailing Association,
The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston is organizing a C&C Yachts Reunion and Conference at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. The two day event is not only a chance to celebrate the history of a successful Canadian yachting story, but is also a fundraiser to help support the preservation of C&C Yachts Collection at the Marine Museum... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper only 1,000nm from Leg finish
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Camper crew are shedding their jackets as the water warms on the remaining 1,100 nautical mile northerly course to Itajaí, where Groupama sailing team are starting the process of stepping their new mast. 'All of a sudden Brazil seems a bit closer,' Media Crew Member Hamish Hooper said on Friday.... [more]
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Ontario Sailing welcomes new Development Coach Chris Hewson
Ontario Sailing Association,
Ontario Sailing are pleased to announce the hiring of a new Development Coach, Chris Hewson. Chris started his duties on Tuesday April 10th. His salary is partially funded from the Quest for Gold Lottery program and the Coaches Association of Ontario.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series Naples - Tricky conditions + Video
America's Cup,
AC World Series Naples - Oracle Racing Spithill had the best day across the two fleet races, posting two second-place finishes. In contrast, each race winner (Energy Team, Emirates Team New Zealand) also carried a seventh place score on the day. As a result, Jimmy Spithill's American team gained four points on the leading Kiwis, nearly cutting their lead in half over the course of the day... [more]
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Port Credit Yacht Club - Crew and Skippers mixer night
PCYC Media,
Are you a racing skipper looking for reliable crew that is experienced but hasn't a boat or isn't experienced, but is enthusiastic about learning to race a sailboat? Or, are you a sailor looking for a boat on which to crew so you can hone sailing skills or learn to be part of a racing team? This event is organized for you to meet compatible people before going out on the course.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Class40s make good progress
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) Class40s racing north along the coast of Brazil, in the fourth leg from Uruguay to Charleston, have finally hooked into easterly breeze and are making good progress. With the fleet leader, Cessna Citation of Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough, 500 miles from the Celox Sailing Scoring Gate, the Kiwi-Australian duo have maintained a 193-mile lead... [more]
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Ontario Sailing coaches to hold Training Camps in May
Ontario Sailing Association,
The Ontario Sailing Association will be holding three training camps in the month of May. These camps will be run by Ontario Sailing coaches and are free to all Quest For Gold Elite Team, Ontario Sailing Team and Ontario Sailing Development Team members. However, team members will still need to register on line to take place in the training camps.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean race: Skippers comment on Leg 5 attrition
Volvo Ocean Race,
Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí saw the highest attrition rate on the fleet to date, with just one boat making it all the way without stopping, one of the three finishers so far coming home under a jury rig, two others loaded on cargo ships and one still to finish.... [more]
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North American Safe Boating Awareness Week - hoist your sails!
Ian Gilson,
The following message is brought to you by the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC): IT'S Time to start your engines, hoist your sails and grab your paddles! North American Safe Boating Awareness Week 2012 is on the horizon and it's time to get busy!... [more]
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Fisher's View: Barker is twice victorious on America's Cup WS + Video
Bob Fisher,
The first race of the day proved a triumphal march for Dean Barker and the ETNZ crew. They led around every mark to finish 2:27 ahead of Chris Draper in Luna Rossa - Piranha. More importantly, Jimmy Spithill was way back, in seventh place; it put the Kiwi team six points clear in the overall standings.... [more]
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AC World Series Naples - Emirates Team NZ class of the fleet + Video
America's Cup,
America's Cup World Series Naples is currently underway. On the second day of racing leading skipper Dean Barker showed his Emirates Team New Zealand remains the class of the fleet by winning both fleet races on Thursday. In scoring two victories, Barker now sits clear ahead of his rival James Spithill by a whopping nine points on the Naples leaderboard.... [more]
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Finn Sailor Cook hits the Podium at World Cup Event
Canadian Sailing Team,
Olympian Chris Cook attracted some well deserved attention at the 43rd TROFEO SAR Princesa Sofia Regatta in Palma, Spain by sailing his way to the podium in his first World Cup event since his return from retirement in September 2011. CYA High Performance Director and Finn coach Ken Dool is applauding the hard work the sailors have been putting forth in the recent months.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean race: Top designer speaks out on structural issues
Juan Kouyoumdjian,
Top designer in the Volvo Ocean Race, Juan Kouyoumdjian, has spoken out in the midst of the controversy surrounding the structural issues that have occurred in the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race, on Leg 5. With our three boats safely in Brazil and under the risk of sounding arrogant, I'll break away from my golden rule of not speaking until the end of the race to put the record straight since I believe... [more]
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AC World Series Naples - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
America's Cup World Series Naples - Images of the action from day one have been provided by photographer Carlo Borlenghi.... [more]
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Ontario Sailing Mad Men Gala a huge success!
Ontario Sailing Association,
Ontario Sailing Mad Men Gala, the 10th Annual Celebration of Sailing fundraising evening, was held at the Boulevard Club in Toronto on Saturday, March 31st, 2012. A great night was had by all! Many of the guests really took the Mad Men theme to heart and there were some fantastic outfits.... [more]
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The Sailing Olympics and their roots - Melbourne 1956
ISAF,
The 1956 Olympic Sailing Competition was held in Melbourne, Australia. The Olympic Games ventured out of Europe and the U.S.A. for the first time that year, and went south to Melbourne, Australia... [more]
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Blind Sailing Worlds - Canadian Blind Sailing Team recruiting for crew
Ontario Sailing Association,
World Blind Sailing Championships 2013 are being held in Japan. This year, the Canadian Blind Sailing team is recruiting talent in preparation for the event. Our current need is for two sighted crew vacancies on two teams registered for the international regatta in San Francisco (June 1-3) as well as multiple other opportunities for weekly evening and occasional weekend racing.... [more]
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Video selections from Sail-World.com
Sail-World.com,
For your enjoyment, the Sail-World team world-wide is bringing you a mixture of interesting recent clips and some historic footage each week. This week we have clips of Team Oracle USA getting ready for the ACWS Naples, lsten carefully to the accents of the US crew.... [more]
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Vendée Globe - Intense preparation for Safran Sailing Team
Soazig Guého,
Vendée Globe 2012-2013, an around the world race for single handed sailors, starts in seven months from Les Sables d'Olonne. Marc Guillemot has just revealed a particularly intense preparation schedule for the period between now and July, alternating crewed races and long periods of solo sailing.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ken Read - the adventure so far + Audio and Video
Richard Gladwell,
Listed as one of the oldest sailors in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, Puma skipper Ken Read impresses many with his boyish enthusiasm and approach to life. We caught up with him the night before the start of Leg 5 and talked to him about the race so far, playing golf on Leg1, the relative speeds of the boats, campaign costs, that horrendous start to Leg 4 and more.... [more]
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America's Cup: Paul Cayard updates for Artemis Racing from Naples
Paul Cayard,
A great day for racing in Napoli. The America's Cup World Series was in full flight today with match racing and fleet racing. The winds were 8 to 12 knots from the West and there was a bit of cloud around. The rain stopped for exactly three hours and those were the three hours of racing.... [more]
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