AC34, BIRW and Clagett reports—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond

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30 Jun 2013

AC34, BIRW and Clagett reports—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond

In America's Cup-related news, the United States Coast Guard has granted the event the necessary Marine Event Permit, which removes a significant hurdle. Given the terrible events that unfurled on May 9-when Artemis Racing suffered a tragic capsize that cost the life of crewmember Andrew 'Bart' Simpson-some had gone so far as to speculate that the USCG might not grant the permit. Fortunately, those fears are now laid to rest, at least as far as the USCG permit is concerned (other worries still remain-read about those inside!).

'This is an important and necessary step for the America's Cup,' said Iain Murray, Regatta Director for the America's Cup. 'I'd like to thank the United States Coast Guard and all of the other organizations and agencies who have helped the America's Cup get to this point where we are ready to conduct racing, starting with the fleet parade and time trials on July 5, and the first race of the Louis Vuitton Cup, America's Cup Challenger Series, on July 7.'

Interestingly, word recently spread that the America's Cup and the AC45 class catamarans will be featured on the BBC's ever-popular TV show, 'Top Gear'. Sir Ben Ainslie and his Oracle-flagged teammates (the 'cat' crew) will go head-to-head against a professional automobile driver (the 'car') in the show's 'The Cat vs. Car' episode.

Get the latest AC news, including info on the 'Top Gear' program, and be sure to stay tuned to the website throughout the Louis Vuitton Cup for the latest AC72-racing action.

2013 Block Island Race Week- J 111 Andiamo mixes with some J 44s   www.photoboat.com


And on the East Coast, sailors are still recovering from another epic week of racing at Block Island Race Week (BIRW), the fabled biennial affair that takes place on off years from the Newport-Bermuda Race. According to reports, the final day of racing held some upsets, perhaps most notable in IRC 1, where Steve Benjamin and his 'Spookie' crew (a Carkeek 40) beat out the U.S. Naval Academy's TP 52, 'Corsair,' which was skippered by Andy Beeler, in the final, fog-delayed race.

Spookie took top honors at BIRW in the IRC 1 class  © Ingrid Abery


'It was tricky today but so great they got in the race,' reported Benjamin. 'We were waiting a long time for it, but we were eager to have a championship race, and to their credit the race committee stuck it out. By the time we started around two o'clock we could see both ends of the starting line and about a quarter mile up the course.'

Sarah Everhart-Skeels and crew Gerry Tiernan lead the 2.4 Metre class at the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta  Clagett/Thornton Cohen.


Also in Rhode Island, the 11th annual C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta recently wrapped up at the iconic Fort Adams. Here, 36 disabled sailors had the chance to sail and race aboard 23 boats in three Paralympic classes on Narragansett Bay. 'When it's your first time on this boat, you do well because you just sail it,' said Puerto Rico's two-time Paralympian sailor, Julio Reguero. 'It's when you start playing around with things and start pulling ropes and adjusting things to go faster that you go backwards.'

Chicago Match Cup Qualifier Quarter-Finals  Meredith Block


And in the Midwest, the Chicago Match Race Center's Chicago Match Cup Grade Two Qualifier took place this weekend, giving sailors plenty of great match-racing action on the waters of Lake Michigan. According to reports, the breezy and engaging affair gave all sailors plenty to think about. 'We had a tough beginning yesterday,' said Nathan Hollerbach. 'Today, the crew-work clicked, and they gave me every single ounce of effort they had.' Get the full report, inside this issue.

Route des Princes 2013  © Rodrigo Moreira Rato/RDP


Also inside, get the full One Design-racing report from Kieler Woche, check out the nail-biting finish to the Route des Princes, and don't miss the latest news from the RC44 class' Sweden Cup.

May the four winds blow you safely home,

David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor



C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic and Regatta - Big breeze on Day 2
Barby MacGowan,
The breeze switched on in a big way today at the 11th annual C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, where 36 sailors with disabilities, sailing 23 boats in three Paralympic classes on Narragansett Bay, showed what they were made of.... [more]
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Long Beach Race Week - Twists and turns on final day
Rich Roberts,
As Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week wound down to the last two races for all classes Sunday, challenging wind and the twists and turns on the race course brought some shuffles in the standings Saturday.... [more]
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Central Divisional and Formula 2 Bay City Championships
Tammy Wolf,
With only one race under her belt, rookie Canadian Formula 2 pilot, Tammy Wolf entered the 27th annual Bay City River Roar with hopes of not only surviving but excelling in the rough Saginaw River and that's just what she did. The River Roar is the crown jewel of tunnel boat (a.k.a. Formula) racing in the United States.... [more]
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Chicago Match Cup Grade two Qualifier - Spectacular racing conditions
Laura Muma,
Lake Michigan delivered breeze-on, big-wave and overall spectacular racing conditions today at the Chicago Match Race Center's Chicago Match Cup Grade two Qualifier, which whittled down the 12 teams from five nations to the eight quarterfinalists.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Hunger and Kleiner gunning for gold
Hermann Hell,
At Kieler Woche, on the day where the tall ship parade disappeared in the fog on the fjord, sailors of the international classes had to wait a bit longer before the wind was sailable and they were sent out on the water. The race committee showed patience and a good hand and weas rewarded with good winds and finally some sunshine. For each class, the whole race program was completed.... [more]
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Route des Princes - Winners to be decided in final offshore sprint
Sabina Mollart Rogerson,
In the Route des Princes, the winners will be decided on a final offshore sprint to Morlaix. Following victory in the inshore race series on Plymouth Sound, securing a perfect inshore record this afternoon, Sébastien Josse's crew of Edmond de Rothschild go into Leg 4, Plymouth to Morlaix, needing only to win the bonus points available at the La Roche Gautier mark, 43 miles from the finish.... [more]
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Bermuda One-Two Yacht Race - Resolute claims overall win
J/Boats,
After having sailed 635nm twice in a period of around three weeks, going from Newport to Bermuda and back, it may be time for Scott Miller to take his J/122 Resolute back to the barn for some R&R!... [more]
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Block Island Race Week - Thrilling action for the Js
J/Boats,
The 25th Anniversary of the Storm Trysail Club's biennial Block Island Race Week was celebrated and it seems that after almost five decades, a good thing has only gotten better with age. First held in 1965, the 5-day competition, originally patterned after Cowes Week, is one of the last true Race Weeks remaining in America.... [more]
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RC44 Sweden Cup - Team Aqua claims victory in Marstrand + Video
Jo Grindley,
At the RC44 Sweden Cup, the breeze really kicked in for the final day of racing. Forecasters had predicting anything from 12-30 knots from the south, east or west; as the 12 competing RC44 teams headed out to the race course no-one knew quite what to expect. Ironbound (USA) won the only race of the day before the breeze reached 30 knots and the fleet were sent ashore.... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - Images from races 5 and 6
Max Ranchi Photography,
Max Ranchi was on site today in Ancona to capture these images from races 5 and 6 at the ORCi World Championship. Enjoy!... [more]
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America's Cup go-ahead but rules row continues over safety concerns
Stuart Alexander,
With dispute still raging fiercely over late changes to design specifications, and with less than a week to go until the start of the America's Cup summer of sailing, the United States Coast Guard's necessary permit to race on San Francisco Bay has been issued.... [more]
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C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta - Unstable Day 1
Kirsten Ferguson,
11th annual C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta. - Although stormy weather and heavy fog taunted Narragansett Bay this morning, competitors were not ready to take a rain check on the first day of racing.... [more]
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Long Beach Race Week - Dark Star dominates
Rich Roberts,
Unlike other sailing venues, Not often is it said about Long Beach that if you don't like the weather, just wait a little while.... [more]
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Block Island Race Week - Victors determined in 19 classes + Video
Barby MacGowan,
Early on, it looked like yesterday might repeat itself at the Storm Trysail Club's 25th Anniversary Block Island Race Week, but the thick fog that seemed bent on causing disruption gradually lifted enough to allow over 1500 sailors on 182 teams.... [more]
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Chicago Match Cup Qualifier - Shifty conditions for stage 1
Laura Muma,
This weekend will determine who among 12 teams will get the last remaining invitation to the Chicago Match Cup in August, the only stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour... [more]
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Second day of shoreline searching for missing schooner yields no clues
Sarah Brazil, Maritime NZ and Rosemary Dyche,
An extended shoreline search for the crew of the historic American 21m (70ft) schooner Nina missing en route from Opua in the Bay of Islands to Newcastle, Australia, has been undertaken for a second day today (29 June) without success.... [more]
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America's Cup: Coast Guard permit triggers Class Rule changes
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup organisers have announced that they have received a Permit for the conduct of the America's Cup Regatta, with just a week to run before the start of the event. As expected the Organisers have made several significant AC72 Class rule changes, several of them without the unanimous approval of all four teams, as required by the protocol governing the conduct of the 34th America's Cup... [more]
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America's Cup: Challengers on the Bay in 20kts of breeze - Video
John Navas,
Another great piece of video from John Narras, from Thursday June 27, showing Emirates Team New Zealand, Luna Rossa in their AC72's and Artemis Racing practicing on two foiling AC45's. For Luna Rossa it was the first time on the water with new dagger boards.... [more]
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Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild top inshore team
Sabina Mollart Rogerson,
In the Route des Princes, Sébastien Josse's Edmond de Rothschild again proved to be the best MOD70 inshore team around the short courses off Plymouth Sound today (Friday) but their advantage was much less obvious that it was in Valencia and Lisbon where they won both regattas.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Excellent form from Hunger and Kleiner + Video
Hermann Hell,
Serial winners of Kieler Woche have proven on the second day of the international part of the event, just why they are up for the gold year after year. The five-time 505 World Champion Wofgang Hunger (Kiel) and his crew Julien Kleiner (Munich) had to discard merely a second position after six races. It looks like they may triumph again for the 21st time at the 131st edition.... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - One day left until champions are crowned
ORC Media,
At the Adria Ferries ORCi World Championship, there were two inshore races...and rain...today here on the Le Marche coast, which means there are enough races completed for a valid official championship with one day left of racing tomorrow.... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - Images from races 4 and 5
Max Ranchi Photography,
Photographer Max Ranchi was out on the water at the ORCi World Championship to capture these images during races 4 and 5.... [more]
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RC44 Sweden Cup - Challenge and punishment on penultimate day + Video
Jo Grindley,
The penultimate day of the RC44 Sweden Cup challenged the twelve competing team's crew work and punished small mistakes. Consistency has proved difficult in Marstrand with eight different winners coming from the first eight races. Only overall leaders Team Aqua have been able to win two races, helping them increase their lead over the chasing pack to 14-points.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to be hosted at Olympic venue
Ruth Harrington,
The 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is to be hosted by the Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro this October. The port will bring to a close Leg 1 of the Clipper Race which sets sail from London on 1 September, creating a fitting link between the hosts of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.... [more]
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Rose Cup - Buckstaff, Lynch and Shea victorious + Video
Dave Perry,
In the 2013 Rose Cup, the team of Scott Buckstaff, Corey Lynch and Sammy Shea from the San Francisco Yacht Club have claimed victory. The event is a U.S. youth national match racing championship sanctioned by US Sailing and hosted by Sail Sheboygan.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race - Sail 4 Cancer calls on skippers and crews
Lizette van Niekerk,
Sail 4 Cancer is calling for skippers and crew members taking part in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race to join a fundraising campaign in support of the charity's ‘Young Carer' project which benefits young British families living with cancer.... [more]
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Marblehead to Halifax ocean race - At 84, Summerwind is ready to race
Boston Yacht Club,
When the 2013 Marblehead to Halifax Race commences on July 7th, the Schooner Summerwind, graceful at age 84, will be contending. Designed by the world class firm of John G. Alden in Boston and launched from the yard of C.A. Morse in Thomaston, Maine, in 1929 the 78-foot Summerwind has a storied past on both sides of the Atlantic.... [more]
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Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race begins July 7th + Video
Boston Yacht Club,
The 35th biennial Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race has been announced by Boston Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Club. The race will commence on July 7, 2013, and is open to all yachts meeting the requirements published in the Notice of Race and which are accepted by MHORC. The race will offer scoring under IRC, ORR, PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising and HPR.... [more]
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