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 09 Mar 2013
 


UK, Europe and international sailing news from Sail-World.com


RS: 'This show is the envy of Europe. Every major European country would like an event like this to support their dinghy fleets. It is unique and RS love being a part of it. Having an exhibition focused solely on dinghies is the reason the dinghy market is so big in the UK. RS is utterly committed to it and we will be back next year. It's great fun to be part of, we love the atmosphere, and it really is a show for all the family.'

Blackwater Sailing Club: 'The show has been very encouraging. We've had a substantial amount of interest with a number of people coming in, talking to us and taking away our leaflets. Lots of people have promised to come down and see us at our Push the Boat Out Open Day on May 18th which is great.'

SWAC: 'Really great show, nice to meet lots of great people. We've have had a lot of interest in instructor packages. Really good turnout.'

Suzuki: 'The best dinghy show I've been at in last three to four years.'

Sail-World believes this show is a Gem and many of the big shows around the world could learn from it.

The Extreme Sailing Series 2013. Act 1. SAP Day 2 of racing close to the shore. The Wave Muscat. Please credit: Lloyd Images Real Team  Lloyd Images ©

Also this week Act 1 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, taking place at The Wave, Muscat, Oman kicked off amid champagne sailing conditions and a baptism of fire for the new teams who thrived on the Extreme 40 race course.

Full-time Academy Figaro sailor Ed Hill at the helm of Artemis 37  Thierry Seray

Yesterday, 7th March, marked the commencement of the first 2013 Figaro race for Artemis Offshore Academy sailors Jack Bouttell (Artemis 77) and Ed Hill (Artemis 37), who set off at 15:00 CET when the starting gun was fired for leg one of their first competitive single-handed race, the ICOM Cup Méditérranée. Also sailing under the Artemis flag for his first race of the season is Academy graduate Henry Bomby (Artemis 23), with fellow graduate Nick Cherry acting as préparateur.

British 420 Winter Championships - 40 teams have arrived in Weymouth to compete in the sailing competition at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy this weekend. The Championships are the first of three International Selection events to decide the teams for the 420 World and Ladies' World Championships in Valencia, Spain from 22-30 July and the 420 Junior European Championships being held on home waters in Pwllheli from 14-22 August.

On the big stage - when you first saw a Moth foiling, it was something wondrous to behold, but you gradually got used to it, but it's something else to see a 72 foot cat doing the same.

Emirates Team New Zealand training with their second AC72, NZL5 on the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland. 1/3/2013  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©

Richard Gladwell has been out on the water as Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge have been making the most of their training time together on New Zealand's beautiful Hauraki Gulf. There, the two teams have been practicing their racecourse moves, including high-speed, foil-borne maneuvers that command the full attention of both the crew and all nearby spectators. Be sure to check out the great galleries, inside, compliments of RG. If you're interested in what an AC72 looks like as it rapidly approaches your position, Gladwell's image gallery will clear up any misconceptions! So too will the video. And there will be more images and video posted later tonight.

The Gaastra World Championship of 52 Super Series on March 5th, 2013 in Miami, USA.  Xaume Olleros/52 Superseries

Over another ditch, the TP52´s are circulating in Miami, at the Gaastra 52 World Championships. We have all the news and British snapper Ingrid Abery, has provided more great pix.

In Olympic regatta´s we gradually came to terms with the double points medal race, now more changes being trialed. The World Cup events in Mallorca and Hyeres will feature a Qualifying Series, a Final Series and a Medal Stage. The Sail-World Team will be in Palma in three weeks' time, (we don't want to be there, and we are just doing it for you)... and it will be interesting to see what effect the new format will have on the natural order.

Lots of stories and images from around the world this week. We will have more from the RYA Dinghy Show over the next few days.


Jedda Murphy and the Sail-World.com Team



RYA Dinghy Show 2013 - A huge success + Video
Emma Slater,
The RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts and Yachting and Suzuki, proved as popular as ever this year with dinghy enthusiasts from across the country and as far afield as Australia flocking to Alexandra Palace, London last March 2-3.... [more]
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Women's International Match Racing - Terms of Series now available
WIMRA,
A big leap has been taken for women's sailing as the details of the entry and scoring process for the inaugural Women's International Match Racing Series is defined in the Terms of Series. This also marks the beginning of the entry process and within minutes of publication the first teams were signing up.... [more]
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Round the Island Race – Free informative forums announced
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race takes place on Saturday 1st June 2013. The race management team at the Island Sailing Club is holding three more free-to-attend and informative Forums this Spring, with the first one on Saturday 23rd March at Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club at Port Solent, Hampshire. The Forum starts at 4.30pm.... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre chosen to test Olympic racing format
Neus Jordi,
The 44th edition of the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre for Olympic classes, the first European event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, has been selected by ISAF to test the racing format to be used at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition.... [more]
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RYA National Match Racing Series - Entries now open
Matt Carter,
The RYA National Match Racing Series has now opened for entries with the first of seven events taking place at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy between the 25-28 March in the RYA's fleet of Olympic Elliott 6m keelboats.... [more]
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Gaastra 52 World Championships 2013 - Racing abandoned as wind fails
Jacaranda Marketing,
Gaastra 52 World Championships 2013. Racing at the TP52 Worlds off South Beach Miami had to be abandoned today, Thursday, when the light, fickle breezes proved too little to complete a fair race. Race 5 of the series was started and ran in very light, streaky and shifty conditions.... [more]
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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Grael and Lagoa on top after day 3
Icarus Sailing Media,
There wasn't a shortage of drama during day three on Biscayne Bay for competitors racing in the 86th Bacardi Cup. As temperatures hit the high 70s, the fourth race of the series got underway in fifteen knots of breeze, and, with the black flag rule in effect, six boats were disqualified.... [more]
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The proudest day of Sir Ben Ainslie's life + Video
Lucy Harwood – Ben Ainslie Racing,
Today was, in the words of the newly knighted Sir Ben Ainslie, CBE, 'the proudest day of my life'. Ben's knighthood commemorates the culmination of over 20 years dedicated to the Olympics and the pursuit of gold. At London 2012 after securing his fourth gold medal Sir Ben Ainslie became the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, with four golds and one silver in total from five Olympic Games.... [more]
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Gaastra 52 World Championship - Day 3 images from Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery was again on deck at the Gaastra 52 World Championship to capture this gallery of images during day three of the action.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 1 - Start ahead, stay ahead, finish first
Extreme Sailing Series,
If yesterday's Extreme Sailing Series Act 1 racing was all about the new talent, today's was about experience with the established teams using their knowledge of the short stadium style race courses to make the most of the light winds in Muscat, Oman.... [more]
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Les Voiles De Saint-Barth - International competition set for April
Fabrice Thomazeau,
The fourth edition of Voiles de Saint Barth is set to take place from the 8th to the 14th April. All are keen to extend the sailing season in the paradise waters of Saint Barth. This little corner of France in the Caribbean offers so much to charm and please those looking for the best yachting with an added French touch.... [more]
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RS:X Windsurfing World Championship - Dempsey makes history in Búzios
Mariana Peccicacco/Velassessoria,
The 2013 RS:X Windsurfing World Championship winners in Búzios, Brazil have now been decided. Despite the good weather, the sailors had to wait for almost an hour to do the medal race. It was about 13h (1600GMT) when the race committee started the men's race.... [more]
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RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series - Rickham and Birrell all set
Matt Carter,
The opening event of the RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series begins this weekend (9-10 March) with Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell returning back to competitive action for the first time since winning bronze at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.... [more]
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Artemis Offshore sailors set for ICOM Cup Méditérranée
Artemis Offshore Academy,
Thursday 7th March, marks the commencement of the first 2013 Figaro race for Artemis Offshore Academy sailors Jack Bouttell (Artemis 77) and Ed Hill (Artemis 37), who will set off at 15:00 CET as the starting gun is fired for leg one of their first competitive single-handed race, the ICOM Cup Méditérranée.... [more]
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Simple advice on preventing injury or death from prop-strike
RYA,
Over the last eighteen months or so, there have been a number of serious injuries and fatalities involving people in the water being struck by propellers. Although no one single cause can be attributed to these terrible incidents, with activities being undertaken at the time greatly varying, by following a few essential safety tips you could help avoid injury.... [more]
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Finn Class partners Dinghy Academy to train next Olympians
Robert Deaves,
The Finn class is very excited to announce a co-operation agreement with the Dinghy Academy in Valencia to fund and train aspiring Olympians from developing Finn nations. The class has committed to part fund the training of four sailors at the Dinghy Academy in 2013, with the intention this will continue through to 2016.... [more]
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British 420 Winter Championships - The journey to Valencia begins
Jackie Taylor,
British 420 Winter Championships 2013. After a hard and cold winter's training, 40 teams arrived in Weymouth to compete in the sailing competition from 2-3 March at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy.... [more]
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Gaastra TP52 World Championship 2013 - Azzurra still in contention
Giuliano Luzzatto,
Gaastra TP52 World Championship 2013. A third and a fifth place are not enough for Azzurra to hold on to her leadership of the TP52 Worlds. The Italian boat trails Ran, helmed by Skype founder Niklas Zennström, by one point. Racing in Miami runs until Saturday.... [more]
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Gaastra TP52 World Championship 2013 - New leader on Day 2
52 Super Series,
Gaastra TP52 World Championship 2013. Niklas Zennström's Rán Racing is the new leader of the world championship after they won both of today's races in great sailing conditions off Miami's Key Biscayne.... [more]
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Gaastra 52 World Championship - Day 2 images from Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
At the Gaastra 52 World Championship, photographer Ingrid Abery was on deck to capture this gallery of photos during day two of the action.... [more]
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Assessing the competition - Trialling new Olympic racing formats
ISAF,
As the heroes of London 2012 and the rising starts of Olympic sailing's future explore the new classes on the Olympic agenda and test new partnerships, the Class Associations have been assessing the competition and trialling new racing formats.... [more]
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America's Cup: Flying high in the Hauraki Gulf - Four Am-Cam videos
Sail-World,
Four Am-Cam videos from the Hauraki Gulf, of Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ race training. Features some expert commentary from a 5 year old fan.... [more]
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RS:X Windsurfing World Championship - Historic double for Nick Dempsey
Lindsey Bell,
The 2013 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships are taking place in Buzios, Brazil with Olympic silver medal-winning windsurfer Nick Dempsey today etching his name into the history books by becoming the first man ever to win two RS:X Windsurfing World Championship titles.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 1 - The relentless podium push + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
At the halfway stage of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 1, the pressure turned up a notch as the new faces began delivering podium places in the Extreme 40 stadium. It may be the familiar sails of Oman and Austria setting the pace with The Wave, Muscat and Red Bull Sailing Team sharing spoils atop the leaderboard but the three new skippers of Team Duqm Oman, Team Korea and GAC Pindar are pushing... [more]
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