ISAF Decisions - Kellett misses out, but Windsurfing back for 2016

 
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 13 Nov 2012
 

ISAF Decisions - Kellett misses out, but Windsurfing back for 2016



Talking to Sail-World today an obviously disappointed David Kellett, said that the deciding factor was plainly the determination of the European nations not to have the Presidency leave Europe (the location of the AGM meeting meant that many European countries attended who would not have, if the meeting had been in the America's or elsewhere. David will be back on Sydney Harbour sailing this weekend.

As well as hailing from one one of the most successful nations at the 2012 Sailing Olympics, David Kellett has been the ISAF Technical Delegate to the outstanding 2008 and 2012 Olympics  Richard Gladwell ©


After a long six month battle, Windsurfing has made it back as an Olympic Event for the 2016 Olympics.
The ISAF Annual General Meeting, in a simple majority vote, decided to delete Kiteboarding and re-instate Windsurfing, which has been in the Olympics since 1984 as a Mens Event and since 1992 for Women. The ISAF AGM also voted to re-instate the RS: X as the class to be used in the 2016 Olympics.

The rogue decision of the ISAF Council at its Mid-Year Meeting was finally overturned by a vote of 51 to 40 in favour of the Windsurfer. There were 104 countries represented at the AGM (with a big fly-in representation for nearby Europe) with a large number of abstentions (believed to be 13) on the 2016 Olympics vote.

Vendee Globe 2012 - the fleet set sail on the weekend and the attrition has already started.
Marc Guillemot, the skipper of Safran hit an unknown object and broke his keel.

Safran skippered by Marc Guillemot  Francois Van Malleghem


While Kito De Pavant's Groupe Bel suffered serious damage when he was hit by a fishing trawler.
We will be covering the action 24x7 as it unfolds.

Sail-World will be in Malaysia for the eighth Monsoon Cup in early December. We've not missed one yet. This year's event consists of one of the strongest fields ever, including three ISAF Match Racing World Champions. Eleven teams, including the top eight skippers on the Tour leaderboard, confirm their hard earned place in the season-ending Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT).

at the Monsoon Cup 2011. Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. .  © Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images


The top eight skippers who have confirmed their tickets, in order of the points collected thus far are Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team, Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar, Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing, Peter Gilmour (AUS) Yanmar Racing, Pierre Antoine Morvan (FRA) Vannes Agglo Sailing Team, Laurie Jury (NZL) Kiwi Match Sailing Team, Phil Robertson (NZL) Waka Racing, and Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team.

01/10/2012, San Francisco (USA,CA), 34th America's Cup, ORACLE Team USA AC72 training  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©


The Sail-World.com Team



Monsoon Cup - Excitement builds ahead of Pulau Duyong battle
Miyeera Navaretna,
Excitement is building with less than one month to go before the eighth Monsoon Cup gets underway. This year's event consists of one of the strongest fields ever, including three ISAF Match Racing World Champions. Eleven teams, including the top eight skippers on the Tour leaderboard, confirm their hard earned place in the season-ending Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT).... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013 Accommodation Options!
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.... [more]
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Northshore Marine wins Melges 24 East Coast Championships
Tracey Walters,
Just when you think the race has been run and places secured in a Pittwater regatta, winds shift direction keeping the fleet tight and fighting hard until the final leg. This was the case for the Melges East Coast Championships hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht over the weekend.... [more]
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2 Unlimited Australian Melges 32 East Coast Champion
Tracey Walters,
The spectacle of a fleet of Melges 32's racing in 20 knots on Pittwater was hard to resist, plenty of spectators out following the racing on day one of the Melges 32 East Coast Championships sponsored by SLAM and SOAK and hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ out of shed after turbo-charging
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup Challenger, Emirates Team NZ's AC72, is out of the building shed in the Viaduct harbour and went for a brief test sail today, ahead of resuming her development program this week. The enhancements to the AC72 have not been specified are are believed to include the addition of aerofoil fairings to the beams, and other enhancements. See video in this story... [more]
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Exhibit at Marine13 for access to the Australasia market
Marine13,
Australia's first international marine industry trade show, to be held 28-30 April 2013 in Sydney, presents an outstanding opportunity to showcase your company, products and services to a high-profile audience as part of the Marine13 International Marine Conference and Exhibition.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series action returns to Naples in 2013
Irene Corosu,
Talented sailors will return to Naples, Italy from April 16-21 for the first America's Cup World Series event of 2013. Naples originally hosted the AC World Series in April 2012, drawing over 500,000 spectators on site, with the racing on the water highlighted by a spectacular debut from the Italian Luna Rossa Challenge team, who won fleet racing and finished in second place in match racing.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Bitter conclusion for Kito De Pavant
Vendee Globe,
'I am cursed. The Vendée Globe is not for me.' That was the conclusion of the intensely disappointed Kito de Pavant this Monday afternoon, despairing at the harsh reality that his challenge to complete the Vendée Globe is, again, very prematurely over. For the second successive edition of the race this charismatic, twinkle eyed skipper from Port Camargue in the Mediterranean is having to withdraw.... [more]
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World Yacht Racing Forum - Get to know industry leaders this December
James Gradwell,
At the World Yacht Racing Forum 2012, due to take place just four weeks from now on 11-12 December in Gothenburg, Sweden, top class speakers will discuss the latest trends and challenges in the business of yacht racing and what the future holds for an industry full of passion.... [more]
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Rallye des Iles du Soleil - A journey of a thousand discoveries!
Veronique Largeau,
For this 2013 edition, participants in the Rallye des Iles du Soleil will set off in search of dream destinations. Sailors will navigate from stage to stage across the course of six months, dropping anchor in especially selected corners of paradise for refreshments and any technical requirements. They will explore the habitats, cultures and flora and fauna of the countries they visit.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - High traffic spells high alert through second night
Vendee Globe,
Following a rapid passage across the Bay of Biscay since Saturday's start of the Vendée Globe, the Portuguese coast is passing at good speeds for the leading group in brisk tradewinds conditions. In the busy shipping area, a state of high alert has been required through the second night at sea.... [more]
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Olivia Price takes on the Cherub Class at the Bethwaite Regatta
Rolf Lunsmann,
Olympic Silver medallist Olivia Price, sailing her first Cherub regatta, triumphed over a competitive fleet in the Cherub Division of the Bethwaite Regatta sailed at Belmont 16ft SC over the weekend. The series, sponsored by NB Sail Sports, attracted a Cherub fleet of 12 crews who saw it as an ideal lead-in regatta for the 50th Anniversary Nationals which are to be sailed at Belmont at Christmas.... [more]
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Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Strong fleet for 2013
Marina Valmadre,
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Reignition victorious in sprint race series on Pioneer Bay
Ian Grant,
Local Whitsunday sail maker Charles Wallis again proved he was a master of light fickle winds when he steered Reignition to a corrected handicap win in the Edges Boat Yard sprint race series on Pioneer Bay. Wallis, regarded by his rivals as a master sailor in all breezes, is particularly difficult to match when the wind becomes light and unstable.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Emotional roller coaster ride continues
Vendee Globe,
The Vendee Globe is in full swing as the emotional roller coast ride continues. Rather than the strong gales which often prevail on the Bay of Biscay it was irregular, unsettled winds and big squalls which set a high work rate for the solo skippers through their first night of the solo race around the world.... [more]
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NSW 18ft Skiff Championship - Race 1 to Gotta Love It 7
Frank Quealey,
Pre-race favourite Gotta Love It 7 took out Race 1 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship by 1m58s on Sydney Harbour today, but the win was far from as easy as the margin suggests. The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris took full advantage of a mark rounding error by Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) to grab victory only in the final stages of the race.... [more]
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Italy organises most ISAF regattas worldwide
Elena Giolai,
In an analysis conducted by Fraglia Vela Riva's sport's director Andrea Camin, on the regattas in the ISAF calendar ( The International Sailing Federation), from September 2011 to September 2012, showed that Italy organised the most regattas in the world with 82 events.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Active, challenging first night at sea
Vendee Globe,
Following the high emotions of the start day of the Vendee Globe in Les Sables d'Olonne, skippers competing in the solo round the world race had an active, challenging first night at sea dealing with unstable winds, occasional squalls and regular manoeuvres. On the early morning ranking, François Gabart leads the fleet which already spans 74 miles on the Bay of Biscay.... [more]
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Emotional highs and lows continue through first night of Vendée Globe
Sail-World,
After the high emotions of start day in Les Sables d'Olonne skippers competing in the 2012-13 edition of the Vendée Globe solo round the world race had an active, challenging first night at sea dealing with unstable winds, occasional squalls and regular manoeuvres. On the early morning ranking François Gabart leads the fleet which already spans 74 miles on the Bay of Biscay.... [more]
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Vendee Globe: Safran forced to retire with broken keel
Soazig Guého,
Vendee Globe - At 1745 hrs CET (1645 hrs GMT) on Saturday 10th November, Marc Guillemot called his shore team to inform them that he had hit something and that there had been a loud noise, after which the boat suddenly heeled over. After making the boat safe, the skipper of Safran decided to head back to Les Sables d'Olonne in order to inspect the damage... [more]
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Manson Anchors to show underhull anchoring system at METS2012
Sail-World,
Manson Anchors and Bowmaster are again exhibiting at METS2012, in the same location with the New Zealand companies, Hall 2 stand 02.222 After a great show in Monaco and confidence building (albeit windy and wet) show in Fort Lauderdale, Manson's Ned Wood says they are very much looking forward to the METS show for 2012.... [more]
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Boaters should 'pay more attention' as 100 coral heads damaged
Nancy Knudsen,
It happened in Hawaii, but it could have been anywhere, and environmentalists are hopping mad. A 40ft power boat that ran aground this week in Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii has destroyed 100 coral heads, according to researchers who visited the site.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ AC72 gets ready for Round 2 of testing
ETNZBlog,
After a week in the shed for modifications, Emirates Team New Zealand's AC72 is almost ready for another intensive round of tests and crew development. With 16 of the 30 allowed AC72 sailing days used, the team now aims to make the most of the 14 days remaining. Skipper Dean Barker says there's a lot to accomplish – and the 14 days will go very quickly... [more]
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ISAF Annual Conference comes to a close in Dun Laoghaire
ISAF,
After three days of meetings, the ISAF Annual Conference came to a close today as the final decisions affecting the sport moving forward were made. Hosted in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, hundreds of delegates gathered from 1st November 2012 to discuss sailing across the world.... [more]
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ISAF announces new Council Members
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has now announced the new members of the ISAF Council, the final decision-making body of ISAF. The new members of the ISAF Council were made known at the ISAF General Assembly in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.... [more]
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ISAF Conference - Kiteboarding out, Windsurfing back in
Sail-World,
After a long six month battle, Windsurfing has made it back as an Olympic Event for the 2016 Olympics. The ISAF Annual General Meeting, in a simple majority vote, decided to delete Kiteboarding and re-instate Windsurfing, which has been in the Olympics since 1984 as a Mens Event, and since 1992 for Women.... [more]
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AFR Midnight Rambler wins Morna Cup, PHS and IRC
Peter Campbell,
The Morna Cup is only a short ocean race compared to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but the fine performance by AFR Midnight Rambler underlined the high standard of racing her crew have reached in their preparation for blue water classic.... [more]
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Eagans lead on Day 1 of Inaugural VX ONE North American Championship
Sail-World,
Pen's Marcus and Andrew Eagan notched a solid day of racing to take the lead on the first day of the first ever VX ONE North American Championship. Hosted by Pensacola Yacht Club in Florida, the Louisiana-based pair tallied a line of 2,1,1,3 for just seven points in the four races thus far.... [more]
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ISAF Conference: Near-miss for Windsurfing in Olympic re-open call
Richard Gladwell,
The ISAF Council failed to support moves to re-open the topic of the 2016 Olympic Events and the vexed issue of Windsurfing and Kiteboarding. The move to re-open the decision made at the Mid-Year meeting of the ISAF Council in Stresa, Italy failed to gain the threshold of 75% support... [more]
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