Of Foiling Lasers, Airlie Beach and Oracle´s AC woes

 
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 12 Aug 2013
 

Of Foiling Lasers, Airlie Beach and Oracle´s AC woes


We will follow this development with great interest in the weeks ahead.

Cruise ship backdrop to Day 3 racing - Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week 2013  Sail-World.com ©

Its Day 3 of Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week, the bulk of the fleet have sailed the Molle Island Race, between 22-27 nm while the IRC Racers were to circulate on windward leeward courses on Pioneer Bay, the wind was not playing nicely so the Grand Prix races headed off after the others.

John Clinton blending drinks aboard Holy Cow supervised by Kim (in blue) - Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week 2013  Sail-World.com ©

We have been busy interviewing some of the key players at this years event and will publish those interviews over the next few days and once again we will be on the water.

Richard Gladwell provides a thoughtful piece on Oracle´s correcter weight issues with the AC45´s. One might think that is all history but if a Rule 69 ruling was to come forth, now that has serious implications at Cup level.

Here is an extract ´With Louis Vuitton Cup in abeyance for a week, the investigation by the International Jury is expected to continue into the measurement issue relating to three AC45's serviced by Oracle Team USA.

The accusation of cheating has been widely bandied around in the media. It is a easy shot, and those who have sat on an International Jury will know that all is often not quite what it seems, and often there is an explanation which is accepted by the Jury.

One of the illegal AC45's sailing in the America's Cup World Series events in Naples  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©

The difficulty for Oracle Team USA is that the Protocol for this America's Cup Regatta embraces the completed America's Cup World Series events, as well as the America's Cup Regatta, currently underway. Therefore infringements in the ACWS can be carried onto the current Regatta, and into the Cup itself.

Following last week's launch of the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne Olympic class entries, the Notice of Race is now online and entries are now being accepted for the Sail Melbourne Invited Classes.

This combined event is the second regatta of the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series and will be organised by Yachting Victoria at Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne, from the first-8th December 2013.

The 2013 Sail Melbourne Invited Classes have been confirmed as; Laser Radial Men, Laser 4.7, Men and Women's Kiteboard, Viper, 420, 29er, Optimist, OK dinghy, 2.4R, SKUB18, Liberty Access and Cadet dinghy.

Darren Jones has won his fifth world title in the Farr 30   Di Pearson pic

And in the latest news Darren ´Twirler' Jones has won his fifth Farr 30 World Championship.


Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Farr 30 worlds- Fifth title for Australia's Darren Jones
Di Pearson,
Australian sailor, Darren ‘Twirler' Jones, has just returned home from Newport, Rhode Island, fresh from winning his fifth world title in the Farr 30 one-design yacht class.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup-Sail Melbourne - Entries open.
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne,
Following last week's launch of the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne Olympic class entries, the Notice of Race is now online and entries are now being accepted for the Sail Melbourne Invited Classes.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle sailing crew implicated in AC45 Measurement bust
Richard Gladwell,
A previously confidential report by the Chairman of the Measurement Committee reveals that according to an internal inquiry by Oracle Team USA, one member of their sailing crew was involved along with three members of the team Shore crew in the AC45 Measurement incident which broke late last week.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Crowd favorite Artemis exits the LVC gracefully
Chuck Lantz,
Despite the overwhelming odds against them, Artemis stuck with their program and fought hard until the very end. That team spirit, coupled with the loss of team member Andrew Simpson, made Artemis a crowd favorite in San Francisco.... [more]
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Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week 2013 courses weather and pix
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week 2013 - Another soft day expected today, with 6-8 knot northeasterlies coming in after midday, according to the latest PredictWind forecasts, as a weak high pressure system lies over the southern Coral Sea, extending a ridge along the north tropical coast... [more]
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Airlie Beach Race Week - Day 2 action shots
The Sail-World.com Team,
Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week day two actions shots from on the water. Enjoy!... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race - 335 boats set sail for Plymouth
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Off Cowes, the rain stopped and the sun came out for today's commencement of the world's largest offshore race, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial Rolex Fastnet Race. In the end, 335 boats set sail for Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock off south-west Ireland, with 292 racing for overall honours under IRC rating and a further 43 non-IRC boats.... [more]
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Lysekil Women's Match - Third win for Ulrikkeholm, trophy to Macgregor
Joakim Hermansson,
By claiming her third consecutive victory in the Lysekil Women's Match, Camilla Ulrikkeholm will further strengthen her top position on the ISAF match racing world ranking. In the Lysekil finale the Dane beat Lucy Macgregor with a 3 - 1 score, but the British team still takes the Terry J Kohler Perpetual Trophy for the inaugural Women's International Match Racing Series.... [more]
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Airlie Beach Race Week -Day 1 images
The Sail-World.com Team,
Photos from day one of racing at Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week.... [more]
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Airlie Beach Race Week - Soft breeze forces shortened races.
Tracey Johnstone,
Second day of the Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week started off with expectations of a softening breeze both in Pioneer Bay and out in the passage.... [more]
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470 worlds - Aussie young guns look back at London 2012 success
Craig Heydon,
Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty were Australia's youngest team at the London 2012 Olympic Games but showed maturity beyond their years throughout the longest event in Weymouth.... [more]
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Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week 2013 - Sailing in a Postcard
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week 2013 - light conditions for 24th annual gathering on Pioneer Bay. While temperatures are perfect for this Queensland Season of Sailing event, a little more breeze would be welcome, however for most of the week postcard sailing conditions are likely to continue.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Images of Luna Rossa's Semi-Final Race 4 win
Carlo Borlenghi,
Top yachting photographer, Carlo Borlenghi, presents a gallery of images from the final day of the Semi-Final of the Louis Vuitton Cup, and the Italian Challenger, Luna Rossa's win over Artemis Racing.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Oracle walking on eggshells over Jury investigation.
Richard Gladwell,
With Louis Vuitton Cup in abeyance for a week, the investigation by the International Jury is expected to continue into the measurement issue relating to three AC45's serviced by Oracle Team USA. The accusation of cheating has been widely bandied around in the media. It is a easy shot, and those who have sat on an International Jury will know that all is often not quite what it seems... [more]
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470 World Championship - Australians Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan win
Craig Heydon,
Australia's Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan have kept their winning run alive with their biggest victory yet, claiming the 2013 470 World Championship in France overnight.... [more]
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470 Worlds - Mat Belcher/Will Ryan and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie crowned
International 470 Class Association,
At the 470 World Championship Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) finish the Medal Race in sixth place to gold, and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) win their Medal Race to secure victory.... [more]
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Abel Point Marina backs cruising event
Whitsunday Times/Sail-World,
Whitsunday Times reports that the Whitsunday-based Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) has secured a new sponsor for its annual Vice Commodore Rendezvous from August 22-25.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Am-Cam Video - highlights of Semi-Final Race 4
John Navas,
John Navas was shooting video from his vantage point on the shore of San Francisco Bay, today, and provided these highlights of Race 4 of the Semi-Final of the Louis Vuitton Cup, preceded by a review of the Practice session before the racing... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Artemis confirms they will be back for next Cup
Sail-World,
Torbjorn Tornqvist, owner of Artemist Racing confirmed at the Media Conference for the Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finals, that his team would return to contest the next America's Cup, clearly intimating that the Swedish team would be in for the long haul. Features full video replay of the Media Conference... [more]
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NZL Sailing Team: New Zealand wins 2013 World Womens 470 Championship
Jodie Bakewell-White,
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have been crowned 470 Women's World Champions for the first time, the title coming exactly one year to the day since they won Olympic Gold. Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox have finished seventh in the Men's Championship.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Stay on the course to win + Media Conference Video
Bob Fisher,
High-level aggression was evident in the pre-start of the fourth semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Sufficient to bring the umpires into play and the blue lights at the back of the boats flashing as Luna Rossa and Artemis Racing came into close contact. And contact it was that saw Artemis penalised for a port/starboard infraction.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Luna Rossa to meet Emirates Team NZ in Final
America's Cup Media,
Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge booked a match against Emirates Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton Cup Final when it completed a 4-0 sweep of Artemis Racing in the semifinal round of the America's Cup Challenger Series. The Italian team, led by skipper Max Sirena and helmsman Chris Draper, has lifted its game since the start of racing and now gets to meet its one-time training partner in the... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Luna Rossa progresses to the Finals
Luna Rossa Media,
Saturday August 10th, San Francisco: Luna Rossa Challenge wins the Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals, defeating for the fourth time in a row Artemis Racing and advancing to the Louis Vuitton Cup Final, that will take place from the 17th to the 30th of August.... [more]
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470 World Championship - Women's final day images by Thom Touw
Anna Parker, Sail-World.com,
Photographer Thom Touw was out on the water during medal race day to capture these photos of 470 women's action at the 470 World Championship.... [more]
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