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 13 Mar 2013
 


Let's settle for a bit of 'quality over quantity' today. Choose between a 79-year old setting out on a circumnavigation (I wish I had the time), the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean (I wish I had the dollars), an Atlantic solo on a Mini Transat (I wish I had the balls), and the 2013 Gaastra TP52 Worlds - not sure what to wish for there. Down Under in Sydney there's sun and breeze for the Sydney Harbour Regatta, and in Valencia the Finns are flying. Please - take a look.

Guy Nowell, Editor



79-year-old sets out on solo circumnavigation
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
They're getting older and older - solo circumnavigators that is. Now that the rush of ever-younger would-be solo circumnavigators seems to be over, it's the turn of the over 70's. With 70-year-old British sailor Jeanne Socrates half way through her unassisted non-stop solo circumnavigation, now a 79-year-old New Zealander has joined the quest, but with a stop or two.... [more]
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Out now! Yachtstyle issue 22.
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
We all like to get our racing news bang up to date, but there's still something great about a comfortable armchair, the feet on the coffee table, and a good weighty quarterly magazine full of fabulous glossy images.... [more]
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America's Cup: Latest Oracle Team USA Am-Cam video from San Francisco
Sail-World,
Oracle Team USA's revamped USA-17 was videoed again by an independent cameraman who captured the AC72 training on San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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Kaenon News: Inspired Looks from Kaenon's Women's Collection
Kaenon,
Check out the latest news from Kaenon sunglasses - it's all about your style. Inspired looks from Kaenon's Women's Collection. Buy online, or from your local Kaenon stockist - find one close to you with the store locator... [more]
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Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Alluring action underway
Alex Bocage,
A full fleet of Swan yachts, an alluring playground and four days of action packed racing: all hallmarks of the upcoming Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean. Commencing Monday 11th March, the event will be held over the next five days at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's recently launched base on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.... [more]
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Richard Mayon-White - across the Atlantic solo on a Mini Transat
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
He has rowed across the Atlantic to raise money for cancer, cycled across the Pyrenees and now he is to sail solo across the Atlantic. Many people have done that, you say, but British adventurer Richard Mayon-White is going to do it solo in a 6.5m boat.... [more]
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America's Cup update with Oracle helm James Spithill (part 1)
Rob Kothe,
Oracle skipper and helm, James Spithill is a straight talking Australian. Sail-world interviewed him at length last week. Some of his observations were predictable and diplomatic but others less so and there is obviously some needle between Oracle USA and the Team New Zealand already.... [more]
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Boat Beacon AIS App saves sailors in fog
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
Boat Beacon, a very inexpensive App you can have on your Smartphone, has helped some South African sailors to avoid a collision according to the story they told after the incident. As reported recently by Afloat, the two sailors were on a delivery trip between Cape Town and Durban when their AIS equipment on-board failed and they found themselves in thick fog.... [more]
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2013 Gastra TP52 World Championship action images
Sail-world.com,
2013 Gastra TP52 World Championship action images by Rick Tomlinson... [more]
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Gaastra 52 World Championship - Rán Racing stay cool to lift title
52 series media,
Gaastra 52 World Championship - Niklas Zennström and the Rán Racing team secured the Gaastra 52 World Championship title on the final run of the last race of the series after a thrilling showdown off Miami's South Beach up against 52 Super Series champions and former world champions Azzurra.... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta Day 1 images
Sail-world.com,
Andrea Francolini was on the water for Day One of the Sydney Harbour Regatta 2013. Here are some of his images.... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta Day 1 - postcard conditions
Di Pearson,
Middle Harbour Yacht Club's Sydney Harbour Regatta - off to a flying start today when the overcast skies cleared and the predicted ‘sickly easterly' turned into a perfect breeze of up to 15 knots on the Harbour and offshore courses, prompting Wild Thing owner, Grant Wharington, to comment: 'It was a great day; really beaut conditions.'... [more]
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Entries sought for 47th Governor's Cup
Nancy Mellon,
The oldest junior match racing championship, the Governor's Cup, will take place at Balboa Yacht Club July 16-21, 2013. The Governor's Cup has many alumni who have gone on to be victorious in sailing competitions around the world, including the America's Cup and the World Match Race Tour... [more]
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Finn Pictorial - Valencia shows off the best recent conditions
Robert Deaves,
After the announcement of the joint venture between the Finn Class and the Dinghy Academy, Valencia has been showing off some of its best conditions for the assembled Finn sailors in recent months. Top Finn sailor Vasiliy Zbogar (SLO) commented, 'Valencia is one of the best places in the world to train. We have always had good wind and weather.'... [more]
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