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 16 Feb 2013
 


UK sailing news, 2020 Olympics, Sail-World toolbar and more



Sail-World's coverage of this year's event, will be more detailed than ever, we will have four video cameras on one boat in the fleet, just to add another perspective.

Exhibitors 2012 - RYA Dinghy Show  RYA


Sail-World will also be deck to provide coverage of the RYA Dinghy Show 2013 which is set to take place at Alexander Palace, London, over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd March. With over 200 exhibitors there is lots in store for everyone. Quite some interest in the RYA Club of the Year awards with the finalist announced.

Sailing seems set for 2020 Olympics at least with the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have included it in the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

A shock for wresting, one of the original Olympic sports excluded from the core, it will now join seven shortlisted sports – baseball-softball, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding and wushu - vying for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic programme as an additional sport. If Sailing does not pay attention to the need to engage with the Olympic audiences this could be its fate some time down the course.

On an international note Emirates Team NZ's first day of sailing in their new second generation AC72, Aotearoa, on a light summer's day on the Hauraki Gulf.

Before she sailed Grant Dalton said 'The temptation today is just to go out and send it straight away and get her up on the foils. Although that is the temptation, that is not the way we are going to run it today.

We are going to systematically load the boat, and take a few days to get to that stage. But it is really tempting to go out and send it and send a message. But we aren't going to do that today.'

So what do we have on the Day One Video? Foiling Kiwis of course!! As Oracle USA's Aussie skipper Jimmy Spithill would say, ‘Onya Dalts!!'

Emirates Team New Zealand's second AC72, NZL5 goes for it's first shake down sail. 12/2/2013  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©


Sail-World New Zealand's Richard Gladwell is keeping a close eye on events in Auckland. Today we have more pix of the Kiwi team on the water.

Looking from here in the UK, it does seem that the gap in readiness between the New Zealanders and the other two teams is growing rather than shrinking.

Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL5 takes to the air again on its second day sailing in Auckland. 14/2/2013  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©


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Sail-world.com expands customised toolbar for serious UK sailors
Jedda Murphy and the Sail-World.com Team,
Sail-World.com the largest sailing marine news network in the world has an extra-ordinary amount of sailing content, currently 106,000 stories, with images and result stretching back 16 years. This is easily the largest sailing database in the world.... [more]
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Who will be crowned RYA Club of the Year 2013
Susan Nation-Grainger,
On Saturday 02 March the overall winner of the prestigious RYA Club of the Year Award 2013 will be announced at the RYA Dinghy Show.... [more]
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Sail for Gold 2013 Entries Open
Matt Carter,
Entries for the 2013 Sail For Gold Regatta, being held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, are now open with an ‘early entry discount' available to those who get their entries in before midnight on 10th May 2013. The event takes place from ninth – 13th June 2013 on the waters used for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and all sailors should enter online via the event... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ flying on the Hauraki Gulf + Video
ETNZblog.com,
On Thursday, Emirates Team NZ's new AC72 had her second day of sailing on the Hauraki Gulf. Team Photographer, Chris Cameron, was on the water again and provided this gallery of images... [more]
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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Kiwis take invitation race in Sydney Worlds
Frank Quealy,
The 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship is shaping up as one of the closest contests for several years with 31 of the world's best teams lining up on Sydney Harbour for the 2013 title. Defending champion Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris had a stressful week waiting for the outcome of repairs being made to their badly damaged hull last Sunday.... [more]
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49th Congressional Cup - The Brit is set to return for battle
Rich Roberts,
The first thing followers and fellow competitors want to know about the Long Beach Yacht Club's 49th Congressional Cup: Is the Brit coming back? And the answer is, yes indeed. Ian Williams, still ranked number one in the world, will return April 9-13 with his GAR Pindar team in quest of an unprecedented third consecutive victory in the prestigious Grade 1 match racing event.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Final act will test two skippers still at sea + Video
Vendee Globe,
The final act of the Vendée Globe will test the two skippers still at sea. What to do? Di Benedetto is in hole and De Lamotte has one in front of him, with apparently no way round it on the way back to Les Sables. At 503 miles from the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne, De Lamotte has little choice but to be patient in the face of this unwelcome calm and must just head east as fast as he can.... [more]
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RYA Dinghy Show preview
Susie Nation-Grainger,
The RYA Dinghy Show 2013 is taking place over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd March at Alexandra Palace, London and will play host to over 200 exhibitors from sailing clubs, classes and associations to commercial businesses who will fill the exhibition halls with everything you need to get started or improve your dinghy sailing.... [more]
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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Divided loyalties for two times Champion
Frank Quealey,
J. J. Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2013 is less than a couple of days away. One man who must be having mixed emotions is two-times Giltinan champion Adam South... [more]
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Red Bull Youth America's Cup - History in the making
Irene Corosu,
Red Bull Youth America's Cup 2013 gave the participating youth sailors in the first selection series a chance to meet and learn from a line-up of multi-awarded sailors, including America's Cup legend Russell Coutts, Olympic great Ben Ainslie, and Jimmy Spithill, at a special media function.... [more]
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America's Cup: 'Promise we won't go foiling on Day 1' - Yeah Right!
Sail-World,
Video from Emirates Team NZ's first day of sailing in their new second generation AC72, Aotearoa, on a light summer's day on the Hauraki Gulf. Grant Dalton before the AC72 was launched and sailed for the first time: 'The temptation today is just to go out and send it straight away and get her up on the foils.... [more]
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Representatives confirm 2013 Development Symposium attendance
ISAF,
Representatives from the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Member National Authorities including Oman, Turkey, France, New Zealand, Qatar, Bahrain, U.A.E, Iceland, United States and South Africa have confirmed that they will be attending the 2013 Development Symposium.... [more]
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Jon Napier joins ISAF Secretariat as Competitions Manager
ISAF,
Jon Napier has now joined the Secretariat of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in the role of Competitions Manager. Jon is particularly responsible for ISAF Race Officials, ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship, ISAF World Match Racing Tour, ISAF Nations Cup, ISAF Team Racing Championship and supports the busy Competitions department.... [more]
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2020 Summer Olympic core sport recommendations include sailing
IOC Media,
to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The 25 sports are: athletics, rowing, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, weightlifting, handball, hockey, judo, swimming, modern pentathlon, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, shooting, archery, triathlon, sailing and volleyball.... [more]
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JJ Giltinan Championship - Gotta Love It 7's battle already underway
Australian 18 Footers League,
The defending champ Gotta Love It 7 team's fight for the J. J. Giltinan Championship has already begun, following a spectacular capsize in strong wind conditions this past Sunday. Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris can do nothing now except wait to see if the team's damaged hull can be repaired in time for Saturday's Race 1 of the regatta on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Sailing Arabia - The Tour bursts into life with first in-port races
Sailing Arabia The Tour,
A group of nine world-class crews competing in the EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour were back on the water off the coast of Qatar for the first of three in-port races to take place during the fifteen day race between Bahrain and Muscat.... [more]
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ISAF Executive Committee meets in Southampton
ISAF,
The Executive Committee (EC) of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is comprised of a diverse group of sailors from around the globe, including Italy, Greece, Turkey, Great Britain, New Zealand, China, United States, and Uruguay. The members are united by a common passion for sailing, and dedicated to improving the sport.... [more]
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Ralph Roberts awarded Gold Medal by International Sailing Federation
Sail-World,
The International Sailing Federation has announced that Ralph Roberts (NZL) has been awarded a Gold Medal by the World governing body in recognition of many year's service to the ISAF and sport of sailing. A second New Zealander, Jack Lloyd, a member of two Olympic Juries and now Volvo Ocean Race Director, has been awarded a Silver medal.... [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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Over 30 18ft skiff crews for JJ Giltinan Championship 2013
Sail-world.com,
The JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship will kick off the action Sunday on Sydney Harbour. With 32 of the best 18ft Skiff Racing teams competing for the coveted title, we can expect to see more of the same action we were treated to in 2012. Here are some of Frank Quealey's shots of last year's competition won by Gotta Love It 7.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Closest finish in the race's 24-year history
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, with Tanguy De Lamotte (Initiatives Coeur) forecast to arrive on the morning of Sunday February 17 and the last man, Alessandro Di Benedetto (Team Plastique), now saying he will be back on Thursday, February 21, this is due to be the closest in the race's 24-year history.... [more]
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Round the Island Race - Eclectic mix of competitors
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
The JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race gets underway in Cowes, UK on Saturday 1st June 2013. The Race always attracts an eclectic mix of competitors and boats and this year will be no exception; hence the launch of raceforall the Twitter campaign launched at the London Boat Show.... [more]
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