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Issue #3134 - 25 July
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Three Races at the Commodores' Cup In contrast to the frustration of yesterday's two unfinished races=2C toda= y three inshore races were successfully held at the Brewin Dolphin Commodo= res' Cup=2C bringing the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event= for national teams with amateur crews back on schedule.
With five inshore races sailed Ireland has now established a solid lead of= nearly 100 points=2C on 176 followed by GBR Red in second on 275.5 and wi= th France Green and GBR Scotland jockeying for third place on 291.5 and 29= 2.5 respectively. After today's second race just five points separated sec= ond from fifth place in the team rankings.
Principal Race Officer Stuart Childerley bravely set up a start line off O= sborne Bay just to the east of Cowes for today's first windward-leeward ra= ce=2C sailed in a light northeasterly.
The second race was started in the same northeasterly wind=2C but saw a su= bstantial right shift on the first upwind leg. In this it was the turn of= GBR Scotland's big boat=2C James McGarry's Swan 45 Eala of Rhu to make he= r mark.
Eala of Rhu went on to win the race by more than two minutes from Michael= Boyd and Niall Dowling's Grand Soleil 43=2C Quokka 8=2C sailing in the Ir= ish team.
The race was unusual for having match racing-style starboard weather mark= roundings.
After a catalogue of delays due to the arrival of ships in the Solent and= wind shifts=2C plus three general recalls=2C a third race finally got off= late in the afternoon once a southeasterly breeze had established. This f= inal windward-leeward was claimed by France Green's Teasing Machine=2C fin= ishing on the water behind yet another close match race between the two le= ading Ker 40s.
Tomorrow the classic course round the Isle of Wight is scheduled.
Places after Thursday's racing:
1. Ireland=2C 176 points 2. GBR Red=2C 275.5 3. France Green=2C 291.5 4. Scotland=2C 292.5 5. France Blue=2C 301 6. France Red=2C 334 7. GBR White=2C 342.5 8. France White=2C 410.5 9. GBR Blue=2C 411.5
Full results at: www.rorc.org/raceresults/2014/bdccovos.html
Le Berre & Zuiderbaan Share Early Lead Starting with a totally calm and sunny morning=2C and finishing the day in= thunderstorms and heavy rain=2C the Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan= in Vannes=2C France=2C put the sailors to the test on the first day of ra= cing. Four teams stay undefeated=2C with home sailor Anne-Claire Le Berre= and Dutch veteran Klaartje Zuiderbaan sharing the top spot on four victor= ies.
For Zuiderbaan it was the first race with the current crew composition=2C= though she's sailed with all of the team members before=2C and obviously= that was a winning concept. When sailing began for the day=2C after a few= hours postponement due to the lack of wind=2C Klaartje & Co. immediately= started their winning strike by defeating Kiwi Claudia Pierce in the firs= t match. After another three straight victories the Dutch team now have ga= ined ground on most of their opponents in this second stage of the 2014 Wo= men's International Match Racing Series (WIM Series)
Standings in the round-robin of the Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan= =2C the second stage of the 2014 WIM Series (name/nationality/wins - losse= s):
1. Anne-Claire Le Berre=2C FRA=2C 4 - 0 1. Klaartje Zuiderbaan=2C NED=2C 4 - 0 3. Camilla Ulrikkeholm=2C DEN=2C 3 - 0 3. Anna Kjellberg=2C SWE=2C 3 - 0 5. Morgane Fountaine=2C FRA=2C 2 - 1 6. Annabel Vose=2C GBR=2C 2 - 2 7. Pauline Courtois=2C FRA=2C 1 - 2 8. Claudia Pierce=2C NZL=2C 1 - 3 9. Lucie Scheiwiller=2C FRA=2C 0 - 3 9. Caroline Sylvan=2C SWE=2C 0 - 3 9. Rajaa Al Owaisi=2C OMA=2C 0 - 3 12. Anastasia Guseva=2C RUS=2C 0 - 4
Gill Announces Title Sponsorship of the RS European Championships http://Gillmarine.com Fast paced one design racing is at the core of the G= ill DNA and so the RS European Championships at Fraglia Vela Riva=2C Lake= Garda is a perfect event for the technical sailing brand to work with.
Attracting more than 100 boats=2C the RS fleet return to one of their favo= urite venues for the Gill RS European Championships 2014 this summer=2C wh= ich offers some of the best high wind sailing conditions and most spectacu= lar back drops on the planet.
Bryan Stewart Sales and Marketing Director at Gill comments: "We love the= high octane racing of the RS fleet and we love Lake Garda so what's not t= o like about this event=2C it's a perfect fit for us. On a personal level= I have sailed at Garda a few times and it is certainly one of my favourit= e places to race."
Gill will be on site during the event=2C providing a broad selection of gr= eat prizes across the fleets and adding to the legendary RS party atmosphe= re by supporting some of the after sailing fun during the week. In additio= n they'll be running a fully professional photo shoot working with the sup= erb Ian Roman and hope to capture some great video footage out on the wate= r.
Outteridge Charges Into The Lead At Moth Worlds Hayling Island=2C UK: An earlier start allowed the Gold fleet to get a ful= l four races on the penultimate day of the International Moth World Champi= onships at Hayling Island=2C with the Silver fleet once again getting in t= hree.
The breeze was a gusty and shifty 8-13 knots=2C which dropped off during t= he final race as it shifted round to the East. Once again racing was held= in scorching temperatures under a cloudless sky.
Gold fleet started Finals race 3 under the Black Flag on the second attemp= t after a general recall. Robert Greenhalgh's vang then broke which took h= im out of the race. Scott Babbage led from start to finish with a good per= formance=2C winning comfortably from Nathan Outteridge with Josh Mcknight= 3rd and Chris Rashley 4th.
The Black Flag remained hoisted for the rest of the starts - the Committee= were obviously keen to get the racing in before the wind died.
Finals race 4 saw Nathan take the win=2C and the outright lead=2C with Jos= h Mcknight just behind and only a second ahead of Scott Babbage=2C who con= tinued his good form of the day to finish 3rd. Paul Goodison had his best= race so far of the finals series in 4th.
Top five=2C Gold fleet going into the final day of racing: 1. Nathan Outteridge=2C AUS=2C 16 points 2. Chris Rashley=2C GBR=2C 18 3. Josh Mcknight=2C AUS=2C 24 4. Scott Babbage=2C AUS=2C 43 5. Ben Paton=2C GBR=2C 45
Six Metre European Championship Falmouth=2C UK - After a two-day hiatus=2C the fourth day of the Six Metre= European Championship in Falmouth finally produced a much-needed third ra= ce for the twenty-seven competing teams.
The wind failed to cooperate for much of the day and it wasn't until 17.30= that the race finally started in a rainy nine knots from the northeast. W= ith the wind largely driven by slow moving rain clouds it wasn't long befo= re it began to destabilise and by the second run it was down to five knots= or less=2C making for some very challenging sailing.
In the Modern Division race victory went to Bertie Bicket's GBR86 Scoundre= l I with Robin Richardson's GBR88 St Kitts second=2C Claes Henningsson's S= WE114 Notorious third and Paul Smith's GBR107 Valhalla fourth.
In the Classics three boats were called OCS at the start and failed to go= back. The race was won by Peter Andreae's GBR57 Erica=2C with Peter Hoffm= an's US83 Llanoria second=2C William Booth's N71 Flapper third and Rainer= Muller's KC10 Gallant fourth.
With three races now sailed both divisions remain wide open=2C setting us= up for an exciting final day. Valhalla leads the Modern Division and the= Championship with seven points=2C four points ahead of Don Martin's C11 B= lade Runner. Scoundrel I lies third on twelve points=2C just half a point= clear of Notorious.
In the Classic Division Andy Postle and Brian Pope's GBR22 Titia came sixt= h today and leads the fleet on eleven points=2C just a single point ahead= of Gallant.
Solo UK National Championship Brightlingsea=2C Essex: The 2014 Solo National Championship will be hosted= by Brightlingsea Sailing Club=2C Essex=2C from 26 July to 1 August=2C wit= h some sixty-six helms travelling from across the UK to compete.
The regatta opens with registration and inspection on Saturday 26 July and= championship racing will run from Sunday 27 July to Friday 1 August=2C wi= th up to two races per day planned.
Racing will take place on windward leeward courses on the Colne and Blackw= ater Estuaries which offer sheltered open sea sailing at all states of the= tide. As well as the main championship prizes=2C there will also be a num= ber of special trophies including the first wooden boat=2C the leading Vet= eran=2C Grand Master=2C Septimus=2C Junior and Lady sailors and a Top Club= Trophy.
Designed by Jack Holt in 1956=2C the Solo is a classic one-design=2C singl= e-handed dinghy sailed at many clubs in the UK=2C Holland and Australia. T= he entry list for the event includes defending champion Charlie Cumbly and= last year's runner up Andy Tunnicliffe=2C as well as many of the top name= s in the class
Premier Composite Technologies http://www.pct.ae The Premier Composite Technologies team has been at the= forefront marine composites since 1986=2C when it developed the very firs= t carbon fibre rudders for racing yachts=2C a market which it dominated fo= r many years to come. The teams' diverse and pioneering approach to findin= g new applications for composite structures=2C led it next to Malaysia in= support of some major architectural projects=2C and eventually to Dubai w= here PCT was established in 2006.
Throughout this period=2C and despite the steady growth in new markets=2C= the PCT team has remained true to its passion of building racing yachts a= nd powerboats=2C continuing to deliver high quality=2C performance product= s for many of the world's leading designers=2C including: Farr=2C Judel/Vr= olik=2C Kerr=2C Mills=2C Fisher=2C Botin and of course Carkeek.
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ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds The ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship on water action matched the= warm climate as the competition heated up on the second day in Helsinki= =2C Finland.
Temperatures in Helsinki reached a new summer high but that not did stop t= he on-water action with 12 more flights completed. The situation is incred= ibly tight ahead of the last ten flights.
The day commenced at 09:45 local time with one flight in a dying breeze. A= s the wind filled in=2C racing resumed at 11:45 with a 10-11 knot breeze e= nsuring fair racing across the remaining flights.
The racing continues on Friday at 09:30 local time. The forecast is for si= milar conditions with a lot of sun and heat=2C but luckily also some wind.
Results: Joachim Aschenbrenner=2C DEN 8-2 Sam Gilmour=2C AUS 8-2 Nevin Snow=2C USA 8-3 Mark Lees=2C GBR 7-2 Valerio Galati=2C ITA 7-3 Pierre Quiroga=2C FRA 7-3 Chris Steele=2C NZL 7-3 Nelson Mettraux=2C SUI 5-5 Tyler Rice=2C ISV 5-6 Markus Ronnberg=2C FIN 4-5 Philip Bendon=2C IRL 4-6 Jakob Klitte=2C SWE 3-7 Slawomir Plichta=2C POL 1-8 Florian Haufe=2C GER 1-9 Vladislav Abramov=2C RUS 0-11
Training The Next Generation After 55 hours of punishing fitness testing=2C mentally exasperating exerc= ises=2C a harrowing sea survival simulation=2C 10 hours of sailing and a r= ide around a velodrome=2C eight exhausted candidates came out the other si= de of the 'Fantasy Solitaire du Figaro' - this year's Artemis Offshore Aca= demy Selection Trials theme.
Two sailors=2C Andrew Baker (24=2C Cowes/Belfast) an accomplished Laser co= mpetitor and Robert Bunce (19=2C Hamble) a talented match racing and fully= crewed racer=2C have so far been selected to go forward with the Artemis= Offshore Academy next season.
Joining long term Artemis Offshore Academy squad member Robin Elsey in tra= ining as he makes the transition from double-handed to the full-time solo= Figaro programme=2C the new recruits will become part of the growing Brit= ish Figaro squad already preparing for the 2015 Solitaire du Figaro=2C sta= rting 31st May.
Selected off the back off this year's Trials=2C Academy freshmen Andrew an= d Rob have had just a taste of solo offshore sailing=2C now about to sink= their teeth in fully as they start on the Academy's structured training p= rogramme.
Ocean Race To Celebrate 400 Years Since The Discovery Of Cape Horn The official presentation of the Drake & Horn 1616-2016 Regatta took place= at the dinner opening the 13th edition of the Bailli de Suffren Trophy or= ganised by the Mare Nostrum Yacht Club. Classic yacht owners attended toge= ther with Pierre Hugo=2C president of the Bailli de Suffren hotel group=2C= the mayor of Saint Tropez=2C the president of Societe Nautique=2C the mar= itime prefect for the Mediterranean=2C the president of the Order of Malta= =2C the Maltese Ambasador for France and various admirals and crews.
The race will gathers together classic yachts=2C goelettesschooners and mo= dern yachts from around the world for an adventure which starts from Saint= -Tropez on October 25=2C 2015.
The race will see the fleet round Cape Horn in January 2016 by the Drake P= assage on the anniversary of their discovery. The race will finish in Ista= nbul=2C where the closing regatta on the Bosphorus will symbolise the mari= time link between Europe and Asia created there 400 years ago.
For Lionel Pean=2C who has a long list of acheivements=2C it will be the r= ealiastion of one of his dearest dreams.
"I had a dream of becoming Cap Horner and especially to win a race around= the world=2C" Pean said. "I fought for and realised that dream with a gre= at crew on the beautiful 'Team Spirit'. But I have had other dreams since= and I want to share the picture of schooners and modern yachts becoming C= ape Horners in a race.
So =2Cas when realising my other dreams and and after much discussion with= other sailors=2C owners=2C captains and crew=2C I set down on paper the p= roject of the Drake & Horn 1616-2016 Regatta."
Dubarry Crosshaven - Comfortably The Best Performer http://dubarry.com Volvo Ocean Race teams have chosen Dubarry's Crosshaven= in every edition of the race since the boot was developed with Green Drag= on in the 2008 edition. There are several reasons for that.
First=2C the innovation that impressed the Green Dragon guys most: the int= egral gaiter. Made of lightweight=2C hard-wearing=2C water-resistant fabri= c and cinched up with a drawstring=2C this gaiter means you can kneel down= and work on the foredeck without suffering the dreaded 'bootful of green'= that kills comfort for the rest of the passage.
And when you're dodging icebergs in the Southern Ocean as winter's teeth s= nap at your vitals=2C you'll appreciate the 350g GORE-TEX=C2=AE Duratherm= membrane and thermally insulated footbed that will keep your feet=2C at l= east=2C toasty.
Then there's the award-winning grip of Crosshaven's non-slip and non-marki= ng sole. If you're trying to stay vertical on deck=2C and several tonnes o= f water traveling at 30 knots is trying to persuade you that you might be= more comfortable lying down=2C you need your feet to stay planted.
We can all benefit from experience=2C but it comes at a price. Lucky for y= ou that Green Dragon footed the bill=2C and the benefit is all yours.
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Extremely Nice Extreme Sailing Series organiser OC Sport has today confirmed the bustling= Mediterranean City of Nice as the Host Venue for the penultimate Act of t= he 2014 season=2C to be held 2-5 October. Hosted by Ville de Nice=2C the E= xtreme Sailing Series has been a regular feature on the city's sporting ca= lendar since 2011=2C sitting alongside other world-class international eve= nts=2C including the French Riviera Marathon (Nice-Cannes)=2C the IronMan= of Nice=2C the Nice C=C3=B4te d'Azur ATP Tennis Open=2C the Tour de Franc= e and the Haute Route Alps.
Nice will be the final European Act of 2014=2C before the event containers= are packed and shipped to Sydney=2C Australia for the grand finale. The 1= 1-strong fleet will race on the Bay of Angels=2C and over the last three y= ears the event has attracted thousands of spectators who line the world fa= mous Promenade des Anglais to watch the Extreme 40 catamarans go head-to-h= ead.
For the French 'home team' Groupama Sailing Team=2C this Act in Nice will= be one of the highlights of the 2014 season.
The confirmation of Nice as Host Venue is the first in a series of announc= ements from the organisers of the original Stadium Racing series to be rev= ealed over the next month=2C including confirmation on the Host Venue sele= cted to host the opening Act of the 2015 global tour.
ADM / GGYC Lawsuit Settled African Diaspora Maritime Corporation (ADM) and Golden Gate Yacht Club (GG= YC) hereby jointly announce that ADM and GGYC have mutually agreed to sett= le the action titled African Diaspora Maritime Corporation v. Golden Gate= Yacht Club=2C Index No. 653419/2011=2C filed in the Supreme Court of the= State Court of New York=2C County of New York.
In its complaint=2C ADM alleged (among other things) that GGYC failed to c= onsider in good faith ADM's application to compete in a Defender Series fo= r the 34th America's Cup (AC34). GGYC denied ADM's allegations. The partie= s have now settled their dispute.
ADM is fully committed to continuing its efforts to participate in future= America's Cup races. GGYC=2C which will again defend the Cup in the 35th= America's Cup=2C is fully supportive of ADM's stated mission.
Cricket Captain's Ocean Yacht Race Debut Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke will enter uncharted waters this= weekend when he makes his ocean yacht racing debut.
Clarke is a crew member of the star-studded Perpetual Loyal in the Sydney= to Gold Coast yacht race.
The race starts on Saturday afternoon at Nielsen Park on Sydney Harbour wi= th a fleet of 56 yachts tackling the 384-nautical mile event that finishes= off Main Beach at Southport on Queensland's Gold Coast.
The Loyal team=2C which includes ex-Wallaby Phil Waugh=2C will raise money= for children with life-threatening diseases and injuries.
It's a cause close to Clarke's heart=2C having with his niece placed in in= tensive care after being born 10 weeks premature.
This will be the first time Perpetual LOYAL and Wild Oats XI have met sinc= e last year's Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and both have recently undergone mo= difications
Line honours contenders will be aiming at WOXI's open race record of 22 ho= urs 3 minutes 46 seconds=2C set in 2012.
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