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 12 Apr 2013
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The Torch and other Canadian Racing news!

44 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Medal Race, Laser Radial; DEN-204749; Anne-Marie Rindom; CAN-200605; Isabella Bertold  © MartinezStudio.es

The Canadian Sailing Team is getting ready for the Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands in late May; meanwhile, let's note Isabella Bertold's fifth place finish in Laser Radial at the recent Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre  ISAF World Cup event in Palma. Congratulations Isabella! Other recent news from the CST is the selection of CST alumni Eric Holden from Vancouver as a Clipper Round the World skipper. Eric, who worked as weather forecaster for the CST in London this past summer, will lead one of the twelve amateur crews racing around the world on the new Clipper 70 yachts starting in August.
 
For armchair adrenaline junkies, the Extreme Sailing Series has taken over Singapore by storm this week-end; you can check out the Act 2 action live on the official website or catch up with  photo and video reports on Sail-World. The Marina Bay cityscape scenery is absolutely fabulous and provided an amazing backdrop to the close-quarter Extreme 40 racing.
 
In America's Cup news, Emirates Team New Zealand has completed their final practice sail in Auckland and are now moving their base camp to San Francisco where Artemis Racing was seen successfully foiling on their modified AC45 development platform. Time is running short for them to transfer the technology to the AC72 yacht that will be on the start line of the Luis Vuitton Cup in July.
 
Volvo Ocean Race - All-female quintet has been announced by Team SCA  Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race ©

Offshore racing enthusiast will be interested with the upcoming 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race announcements; the complete route is revealed and the first five members of the SCA all-female team are selected.
 
Finally, Sail-World's transition to Cloud technology has presented some challenges over the past weeks but is now almost complete with the return of our regular newsletters.


All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Kirby Torch replaces Laser, production heads to Canada
Canadian Yachting,
Bruce Kirby, a Canadian and the original designer of the Laser, is now launching the 'Kirby Torch'. The Laser sailboat is no longer in production in North America and Europe and because the Laser trademark is being held by the former builder, the boat's name had to be changed in order for Bruce Kirby's design to continue to be sold world-wide as a One Design class.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Alinghi into pole position on day 2 + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
In Act 2 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series in Singapore, the eight world-class Extreme 40 teams competing under the shadow of some of the best modern architecture in the world on Marina Bay Reservoir felt the pressure -and the heat from the city- turn up a notch today, after a packed 11 race day.... [more]
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CST Alumni selected for Clipper Yacht Race ‘Dynamic dozen'
Sail Canada,
Canadian Sailing Team (CST) alumni and meteorologist Eric Holden (pictured second from the left) has been chosen to join the 'Dynamic Dozen' on a race around the world, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 13-14.... [more]
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It's getting hot and heavy in the world of J/70 sailing
J/Boats,
Action is getting hot and heavy in the world of J/70 sailing! There is a major event every month somewhere, and we haven't even gotten to the local events yet. This month Charleston Race Week promises the largest fleet to date, then the Annapolis NOOD two weeks later will no doubt have another big turnout. Boats from the Lake Erie/ Lake Ontario region will be taking part in both events.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week - Record setting entries for 2013 edition
Dan Dickison,
For the 2013 edition of Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, critical mass is an apt description for the number of competitors expected to be on the water when the event gets underway on Friday, April 19. Nearly 300 sailboat owners from across the U.S. and six other countries have registered to compete.... [more]
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Rolex Fasnet Race - 45th edition set for August
KPMS,
The Rolex Fastnet Race, one of sailing's greatest contests, reconvenes in for its the 45th edition this August. A sporting institution, Europe's oldest offshore race entails a gripping and punishing 608-nautical mile journey from Cowes, Isle of Wight to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock, off the southern tip of Ireland.... [more]
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Extreme 40s in Singapore - throw the dice
Extreme Sailing Series,
Act 2 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series has begun in Singapore under the gaze of the towering downtown city skyline where the Extreme Sailing Series Race Village is nestled in the heart of this bustling city. Marina Bay reservoir will provide a temporary residence for the eight Extreme 40s for the next three days of Stadium Racing, and if today's racing is anything to go by, Act 2 could be anyone... [more]
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Historic photos of first solo circumnavigation saved for posterity
PPL Media,
A 3,000-strong archive of pictures, taken during Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's pioneering solo non-stop round the world voyage in 1968/9, has been discovered and saved for posterity by specialist photo library PPL. The pictures cover Knox-Johnston's entry in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in1968/9 when Robin was one of nine starters attempting to become the first to sail alone non stop around... [more]
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The Kirby Torch - Latest news after Laser lawsuit
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Canadian Bruce Kirby designed a 'car-topper' in 1969. It was launched as a Laser in 1970 and more than 210,000 Lasers later, it is THE dinghy success story.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ starts packing for San Francisco
Sail-World,
Emirates Team NZ have started the pack out of their base in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. 31 containers holding everything from office furniture and tent structures to hydraulics and engineering workshops will leave the base this week alone.... [more]
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IRC Lake Ontario fleet - Measurements and first events
Int'l IRC Owners Association - Lake Ontario,
The time of year has arrived when we start organizing spring boat measurement and weighing sessions for the IRC Lake Ontario fleet. Please submit your sail measurements to our regional measurers prior to submitting your certificate renewal. Your favourite sailmaker will measure your sails and fill in the IRC sail measurement forms for you.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race : Full route for 2014/15 race is announced
Volvo Ocean Race,
The French city of Lorient will return as the penultimate stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race for the 12th edition in 2014-15, completing a route that will test the world's best professional sailors to the limit in a race around the world lasting almost nine months and 40,000 nautical miles.... [more]
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America's Cup: Image gallery - Oracle Team USA training in San Fran
Oracle Racing,
Oracle Team USA have been putting in the training time in San Francisco getting the wrinkles out of Oracle Team USA 17, as their rebuilt AC72 is known, and ahead of the launch of their second AC72 later this month. Also featured is an interview from the America's Cup UnCut series with wing trimmer Dirk de Ridder... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma – Laser Radial Medal Race images
The Sail-World.com Team,
ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - Images from the Medal Race action that took place in the Laser Radial class.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - SCA reveal quintet for all-female team
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race. British pair Sam Davies and Annie Lush, Australians Sophie Ciszek and Liz Wardley and Carolijn Brouwer of the Netherlands are the first sailors selected by Team SCA to be part of the all-female team for the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - 20 clubs all set to battle
Jan Harley,
The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup 2013. Since it started in 2009, the Rolex-sponsored event has successfully reignited the tradition of international Corinthian competition between yacht clubs. The biennial event returns to Newport from 7-14 September this year will fuse five days of intense racing with a glamorous social schedule for competitors visiting Newport, RI from around the globe... [more]
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Canadian sailors hit the water
Sail Canada,
Spring has arrived to the Sail Canada head office in Kingston, Ontario, but don't assume that Canadians haven't been on the water for some time already this season. Our national team is hard into their training schedule and fitness testing with Finns, Radials and Lasers in action out of the national training centre located at the Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club.... [more]
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J/70 Great Lakes Championship Regatta 2013 - Buffalo YC to host event
J/Boats ED,
J/70 Great Lakes Championship Regatta 2013. The Buffalo Yacht Club is honored to announce that we have been selected to host the inaugural J/70 Great Lakes Championship Regatta. Racing will be on August 10th and 11th and past Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Jud Smith will be hosting a clinic on 9 August.... [more]
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BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Fest: Day 2 images by Leighton O'Connor
Leighton O'Connor,
BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Day two images by photographer Leighton O'Connor.... [more]
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IRC Lake Ontario announce 2013 Event Schedule
Int'l IRC Owners Association - Lake Ontario,
IRC Lake Ontario is happy to announce the 2013 racing schedule and poster. All members are encouraged to distribute this calendar to their home clubs through their club newsletter and place the poster on their club notice board.... [more]
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International Rolex Regatta - Final day action shots by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on deck in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands for the closing day of action of the International Rolex Regatta to capture this gallery of images.... [more]
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