RC44s, Extreme 40s and Cup debate—Sailing news from U.S. and beyond

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05 May 2013

RC44s, Extreme 40s and Cup debate—Sailing news from U.S. and beyond



'It was a great day of racing and 'CEEREF' were the team to beat,' said 'Team Aqua's' owner/driver, Chris Bake. 'We lined-up with them at the start and were fairly even so I knew we had a chance to compete and sure enough we found ourselves there with them neck and neck for all three races. You can never assume you have it in the bag in this class, but it was a pretty strong statement coming out today and doing so well in the first two races. At the top mark (of the final race) we knew we had to beat 'Katusha' to keep the lead so we were taking every wave we could, and keeping the boat going as fast as we could to just nip them to confirm the win.'

2013 RC44 Trapani Cup - Team Aqua (GBR 2041)  RC44 Class/MartinezStudio.es


According to reports, the 13-strong fleet enjoyed great racing conditions throughout the event, with the final day featuring 15-knot breezes and a great, surfing-friendly swell. Get the full multi-media debriefing, inside.

Meanwhile, in America's Cup news, Russell Coutts, Oracle Team USA's CEO, and Grant Dalton, boss of Emirates Team New Zealand, had an interesting public squaring-off about their views and philosophies on the future of the America's Cup racing at a recent fund-raiser dinner in Auckland. 'Can I just bring up Russell's point about having a plan?' asked Dalton. 'I agree—you should have a plan. But the difference between a dictatorship plan and a consensus plan, is that you ask the other teams what they think and you probably go with what they say.'

Inside, do not miss the exclusive feature-length story about this public airing of differences by Sail-World's New Zealand editor, Richard Gladwell.

2013 Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - The Wave, Muscat, Alinghi and SAP Extreme Sailing Team  Lloyd Images ©


And speaking of high-performance multi-hulls, 'The Wave Muscat' took top honors at Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series, which just wrapped-up in Qingdao, China, followed by 'Alinghi' and the 'SAP Extreme Sailing Team'. According to reports, the event featured light airs for the majority of its duration, with the best pressure coming on the final day. Like the RC44 Trapani Cup, the top step on the podium was determined in the final few minutes of racing.

'We had 'The Wave, Muscat' on starboard so we hunted them a little bit, made them tack back and forth and then we just held them and pinned them out until Red Bull Sailing Team and SAP Extreme Sailing Team got in there,' said Morgan Larson, 'Alinghi's' helmsman. 'We just managed to get our spinnaker up in time to be ahead of 'Red Bull' and 'SAP' and that was with the points we needed, but you have to hand it to 'The Wave, Muscat'. Those guys were sailing so sharp all week they didn't give up, they fought back and passed the two boats to the finish.' More, inside.

Questel on fire - 2013 Ulsan PWA World Cup  © John Carter / PWA


Also inside, be sure to get the post-racing report from Antigua Sailing Week, don't miss the latest insight on the Laser-class crisis, and check out the latest updates from the 2013 Ulsan PWA World Cup. Enjoy!

May the four winds blow you safely home,


David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor



ISAF and ILCA on thin ice? Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright
Marine Business-World,
Extracts from an article written for Scuttlebutt USA by IPR lawyer John Harwood-Bee on the lawsuit between Laser designer Bruce Kirby, builder LPE and associated companies and ISAF and ILCA.... [more]
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Wessex Exempt are worthy winners of 64th Wilson Trophy
Georgie Corlett,
The 2013 British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy was won by Wessex Exempt today (5 May) in a thrilling best of five final sailed on West Kirby's marine lake. The six sailors overcame stiff competition from 34 teams from as far afield as America, Ireland and across the UK, eventually meeting Grafham Gorillas in the tense final round of the three-day event.... [more]
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Ulsan PWA World Cup - Slalom sailors paradise on day 2
Chris Yates,
On day two of the Ulsan PWA World Cup, Jinha beach truly delivered the goods as winds of between 14-25 knots created a slalom sailors paradise for the entire afternoon. After several hours of adrenaline fueled slalom Alberto Menegatti (Starboard / Point-7 / Mystic) and Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) were the sailors wearing the biggest smiles, as they claimed the opening bullets of the campaign.... [more]
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RC44 Trapani Cup - Team Aqua snatch victory on final day
Jo Grindley,
The RC44 Trapani Cup really did go down to the wire, with the eventual winner not decided until the final metres of the final race of the event. Team Aqua had laid the gauntlet down to Team CEEREF winning the opening two races of the day. Going into the final decider Aqua led by just one-point, CEEREF needed to put a boat between them and Aqua to win the regatta.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - The Wave, Muscat victorious in Qingdao
Extreme Sailing Series,
In the third act of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, Qingdao saved its best for last on the final day and the pressure was understandably on from the first start gun with no quarter given on the water as the teams used classic match racing tactics to try and outwit their nearest rivals.... [more]
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Competitors taking to boats for quarter-finals of Wilson Trophy
Georgie Corlett,
The preliminary rounds have now been completed at the 2013 British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy. 34 teams from as far afield as America, Ireland and across the UK have been battling for quarter-final place qualification since Friday lunchtime.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Winning performance from SAP Extreme Sailing
Jo Uffendell,
Extreme Sailing Series 2013 team SAP Extreme Sailing started the day as they meant to go on, making it first across the line in the very first race. Commenting on their winning performance today Jes Gram-Hansen said: 'We have had a superb day on the water, maybe even our best ever, with three race wins and third place overall in Act 3.... [more]
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Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - General Lee stuns race fleet
Bernie Kaaks,
The Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali race is organised by Fremantle Sailing Club in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. After a solid night's sailing in relatively light east to south easterly breezes, the canting keel super maxi Super Sled is this morning bowling along the WA coast at an average of more than 13 knots.... [more]
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America's Cup: Coutts and Dalton share their views on the Cup's future
Richard Gladwell,
The heads of two America's Cup teams squared off in Auckland on Friday May 3, 2013, at a fundraising dinner to support the 2016 Paralympic campaign of two America's Cup sailors, Rick Dodson and David Barnes. Here is the second of a two part feature covering the Question and Answer session between Grant Dalton and Russell Coutts, in front of a very sailing knowledgeable audience... [more]
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Hawks battle Hoosiers - High drama on day 2 of Wilson Trophy
Georgie Corlett,
With 230 races now completed at the 2013 British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy, it's been a day of high drama as brisk winds have kept competitors on their toes for the second day of racing at West Kirby Sailing Club.... [more]
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ISAF Mid-Year Meetings - 11 May covered with live video streaming
David Fleischer,
When ISAF holds the Council meeting in Copenhagen on Saturday 11 May, the meeting will be covered by live streaming on the web for the first time. SportsXstream, experienced in tracking and live video for sailing events, is pleased to be asked by ISAF to use some of this Sports Presentation expertise to support the sport at an administration level.... [more]
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Ulsan PWA World Cup - Stunning opening ceremony at Jinha beach
Chris Yates,
On the opening day of the Ulsan PWA World Cup, both the men's and women's heats registered for the upcoming week of competition between 10am and 11am. With light onshore winds combined with beautiful sunshine in the morning, the sailors took the opportunity to finish preparing themselves and their equipment for the start of the competition.... [more]
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RC44 Trapani Cup - Penultimate day full of surprises
Jo Grindley,
At the RC44 Trapani Cup, seven-points separate the top three boats going into the final day of racing. With no discards allowed at the RC44 events, no-one is taking bets on who will lift the RC44 Trapani Cup. Igor Lah and Michele Ivaldi on-board Team CEEREF turned the gas up on their opposition winning the day's opening race.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Plotting a course for the podium + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
In the third act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao, the skippers and crews competing could have woken up in a different city today, after a thick fog descended overnight masking the buildings around Fushan Bay. The fleet waited patiently on shore for the fog to clear and they thought it was all over for the day, but at 1630 local time it finally abated.... [more]
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Home teams take advantage in big breeze on day 1 of Wilson Trophy
Georgie Corlett,
Strong breezes were the order of the day at the 2013 British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy, which began today at 1300hrs on West Kirby's Marine Lake. Racing on day one of the three-day event concluded at 1700 hrs; with 73 races completed, four of the 34 teams entered were left tied for first place, claiming four out of four wins each.... [more]
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The last day of Antigua sailing week 2013
ASW,
As the international fleet sailed out to the combat area you could almost feel the tension on the dock.The pressure was heightened by tricky conditions with many class of winner yet to be decided.... [more]
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America's Cup: Coutts and Dalton at odds over Cup television coverage
Richard Gladwell,
The heads of two America's Cup teams squared off in Auckland on Friday May 3, 2013, at a fundraising dinner to support the 2016 Paralympic campaign of two America's Cup sailors, Rick Dodson and David Barnes. Here is the first of a two part feature covering the Question and Answer session between Grant Dalton and Russell Coutts. television and the America's Cup dominated the opening rounds + Video... [more]
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing AC72 update 10 + Video
Beau Outteridge,
During the AC World Series event in Naples the AC72 was not allowed to sail. So Artemis Racing used this time as a chance to modify the boat some more. The shore crew have been working tirelessly to make things happen here. Mark Carpenter, head of platform maintenance, explains the mods and how the shore crew tackle the work set out for them.... [more]
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RC44 Trapani Cup - Aqua excels in perfect sailing conditions
Jo Grindley,
At the RC44 Trapani Cup, perfect sailing conditions were delivered for the thirteen competing international teams. Three races saw three separate race winners, in a day where consistency was hard to come by. It was Team Aqua who managed stay out of trouble and jump to the top of the leader-board at the halfway point of the regatta.... [more]
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Americas Cup: Dalton and Coutts square off at fundraising dinner
Richard Gladwell,
The heads of two America's Cup teams squared off in Auckland tonight at a fundraising dinner to support the 2016 Paralympic campaign of two America's Cup sailors. The evening commenced with the screening of several video clips from 2010 with Oracle Team USA's Larry Ellison being interviewed as to his vision for the 34th America's Cup, with some now fairly extravagant forecasts about the num... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 3: Battle lines drawn on Fushan Bay + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
On a jam-packed eight race day two at Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Qingdao, where all the action was broadcast live for the third year running on local broadcaster Qingdao TV, the eight international Extreme 40s competing moved into stadium mode in the heart of Fushan Bay where the battle lines were drawn between Alinghi and The Wave, Muscat.... [more]
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Millions invested by the GME into local manufacturing in Australia
GME Marketing,
Local Manufacturing industries in Australia should blossom after radio communication company GME invested millions. True business success isn't simply about growth, excellence and market prominence. It's about all of these and something more: an investment in the people and the country who built its success. GME, one of Australia's oldest radio communications companies, understands this.... [more]
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