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Dutch Master Class Bouwe Bekking (NED) and Team Brunel found a very timely change of gear to= sweep past Dongfeng Race Team and edge to a 16-minute victory in an incid= ent-packed Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday.
The wily Dutch campaigner=2C competing in a record-equalling seventh race= =2C looked likely to have lost out in a thrilling sprint to the finish in= the 5=2C200 nautical mile second stage with some five hours to go.
Suddenly=2C Team Brunel found an extra surge of wind pressure to sweep pas= t Charles Caudrelier's (FRA) men even though the boats were only a couple= of hundred metres apart and before long they were a mile clear.
Bouwe and his equally experienced navigator=2C Andrew Cape (AUS)=2C have t= oo much know-how to let an advantage like that slip and for the second leg= running=2C the Chinese boat was forced to settle for runners-up spot.
In the first leg from Alicante to Cape Town=2C they were pipped by 12 minu= tes by Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR). This time it was 16 minute= s=2C an agonisingly small distance after more than three weeks at sea. Tea= m Brunel's final elapsed time was 23 days 16 hours 25 minutes and 20 secon= ds.
There is consolation=2C though=2C for Caudrelier and his crew. Their secon= d runners-up spot leaves them equal on points at the top of the standings= with Team Brunel and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing=2C who were easing in for thi= rd place.
In-port racing in Abu Dhabi is on January 2nd. Leg three to Sanya China st= arts January 3rd with estimated arrival January 24-28.
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Melbourne=2C Australia: A second and final set of medal winning performanc= es brought the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne to a close on Sunday= December 14.
Some of the day's highlights on the Stadium course included Tom Burton's t= rifecta of gold medal Laser wins at this World Cup event=2C the Australian= identical twins out-sailing the Portuguese brothers in the 470s and the f= inal epic Finn grudge match between Great Britain's Ed Wright and Oli Twed= dell that went the Brit's way.
Racing began in cool and gusty southerly 15-20 knot winds on Port Phillip= Bay and similar to yesterday's first round of Medal Races dialed back to= light and patchy.
Final top three by class:
2.4 Metre 1. Matthew Bugg=2C AUS=2C 14 2. Paul Francis=2C NZL=2C 21 3. Peter Russell=2C AUS=2C 40
470 Men 1. Alexander Conway / Patrick Conway=2C AUS=2C 10 2. Antonio Rosa / Joao Rosa=2C POR=2C 16 3. Angus Galloway / Joshua Dawson=2C AUS=2C 28
470 Women 1. Sasha Ryan / Amelia Catt=2C AUS=2C 8 2. Jeni Lidgett-Danks / Jaime Ryan=2C AUS=2C 18
49er Men 1. Nathan Outteridge / Iain Jensen=2C AUS=2C 33 2. Joel Turner / Lewis Brake=2C AUS=2C 57 3. Nico Delle - Karth / Nikolaus Resch=2C AUT=2C 58.80
49erFX Women 1. Ragna Agerup / Maia Agerup=2C NOR=2C 41 2. Helene Naess / Marie Ronningen=2C NOR=2C 46 3. Tess Lloyd / Caitlin Elks=2C AUS=2C 47
Finn Men 1. Edward Wright=2C GBR=2C 10 2. Oliver Tweddell=2C AUS=2C 19 3. Jake Lilley=2C AUS=2C 22
Laser Men 1. Tom Burton=2C AUS=2C 31 2. Matthew Wearn=2C AUS=2C 52 3. Michael Bullot=2C NZL=2C 64
Laser Radial Women 1. Alisonn Young=2C GBR=2C 19 2. Tatiana Drozdovskay=2C BLR=2C 36 3. Line Flem Host=2C NOR=2C 37
Nacra 17 1. Jason Waterhouse / Lisa Darmanin=2C AUS=2C 25 2. Darren Bundock / Nina Curtis=2C AUS=2C 34 3. Euan McNicol / Lucinda Whitty=2C AUS=2C 35
RS:X Men 1. Juozas Bernotas=2C LTU=2C 21 2. Dmitrii Polishchuk=2C RUS=2C 31 3. Alexander Askerov=2C RUS=2C 44
RS:X Women 1. Stefania Elfutina=2C RUS=2C 18 2. Joanna Sterling=2C AUS=2C 36 3. Maria Aadland Mollestad=2C NOR=2C 38
SKUD 18 1. Dan Fitzgibbon / Liesl Tesch=2C AUS=2C 9 2. Tim Dempsey / Gemma Fletcher=2C NZL=2C 31 3. Amethyst Barnbrook / Brett Pearce=2C AUS=2C 31
Full results: www.sailing.org/worldcup/results (http://www.sailing.org/wor= ldcup/results/index.php?view=3Dschedule&rgtaid=3D17240®attaid=3D17240#r= esults__17240)
Alinghi Crowned 2014 & Sydney Extreme Sailing Series Champions It is mission accomplished for Ernesto Bertarelli's Swiss team Alinghi=2C= as Morgan Larson and the team grabbed victory with both hands at Act 8 Sy= dney=2C presented by Land Rover=2C and with it the 2014 Extreme Sailing Se= ries title/
With the breeze cranking around Sydney Harbour at 15 knots and the brillia= nt Aussie sun beating down=2C racing was as good as it gets and the thousa= nds of spectators witnessed not only the best racing of the year=2C but al= so a capsize for their home team GAC Pindar in the sixth race of the day= =2C when damage to their rudders following a collision caused them to lose= control of their Extreme 40.
Coming into the Act=2C Morgan Larson=2C Stuart Pollard=2C Pierre-Yves Jora= nd=2C Nils Frei=2C Yves Detrey and Anna Tunnicliffe=2C were the hot favour= ites to win the Series - with four Act wins already under their belts and= having never finished worse than third - they just had to play it safe an= d finish sixth or above.
The eighth season of the Extreme Sailing Series comes to a close after 231= races=2C with the 2015 global tour confirmed to kick start in just over s= even weeks=2C in Singapore - the first of eight Host Venues
Position / Team / Points 1. Alinghi (SUI) Morgan Larson=2C Stuart Pollard=2C Pierre-Yves Jorand=2C= Nils Frei=2C Yves Detrey - 189 points 2. The Wave=2C Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan=2C Sarah Ayton=2C Pete Greenhal= gh=2C Ed Smyth=2C Nasser Al Mashari - 177 3. Realteam by Realstone (SUI) Jerome Clerc=2C Arnaud Psarofaghis=2C Bruno= Barbarin=2C Bryan Mettraux=2C Thierry Wasem - 168 4. Oman Air (OMA) Tom Slingsby=2C Ted Hackney=2C Kyle Langford=2C Joey New= ton=2C Ali Al Balashi - 157 5. J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR) Ben Ainslie=2C Nick Hutton=2C Paul Campbell-James= =2C Bleddyn Mon=2C Matt Cornwell - 156 6. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara=2C Hans Peter Steinacher=2C Ma= rk Bulkeley=2C Shaun Mason=2C Stewart Dodson - 151 7. SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen=2C Rasmus Kostner=2C Thi= erry Douillard=2C Christian Kamp=2C Brad Farrand - 145 8. Gazprom Team Russia (RUS) Igor Lisovenko=2C Phil Robertson=2C Garth Ell= ingham=2C Pete Cumming=2C Aleksey Kulakov - 143 9. Groupama sailing team (FRA) Franck Cammas=2C Tanguy Cariou=2C Romain Mo= tteau=2C Thierry Fouchier=2C Herve Cunningham - 124 10. GAC Pindar (AUS) Nathan Wilmot=2C Seve Jarvin=2C Matt Mitchell=2C Tyso= n Lamond=2C James Wierzbowski - 90
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 overall standings
1. Alinghi=2C SUI=2C 85 points 2. The Wave=2C Muscat=2C OMA=2C 75 3. Realteam by Realstone=2C SUI=2C 61 4. Emirates Team New Zealand=2C NZL=2C 49 5. J.P. Morgan BAR=2C GBR=2C 49 6. Red Bull Sailing Team=2C AUT=2C 40 7. Oman Air=2C OMA=2C 38 8. SAP Extreme Sailing Team=2C DEN=2C 36 9. Gazprom Team Russia=2C RUS=2C 30 10. Groupama sailing team=2C FRA=2C 26 11. GAC Pindar=2C AUS=2C 13
An Absorbing Interest. The America's Cup - A History http://southatlanticpublishing.com By Bob Fisher (=C2=A3250 + p&p)
Revised limited edition signed by the author. Now down to the last 37 copi= es... for the sailor on your gift list who seemingly has everything... a v= ery unique gift.
This coveted 2-volume slip-case edition has become a collector's item as= important to the history of the Cup=2C as Lawson's original 'History of t= he America's Cup' published in 1901.
There will be no reprint: the remaining copies are the final ones for sale= =2E
These two beautifully designed tomes chart the history of sailing's most e= nigmatic and greatest prize=2C covering the dramas=2C designs=2C and pers= onalities from the first race around the Isle of Wight in 1851 to 2003 in= Auckland where Ernesto Bertarelli and his largely Kiwi renegade team stol= e the Cup away to Europe. It is this rich history that has led to the she= er fascination of what has become the oldest international sporting event.= Heavily illustrated with rare etchings=2C lithographs=2C line drawings=2C= paintings and pictures=2C all chosen to complement the text=2C this colle= ctor's edition charts every Cup match in great detail and can rightly clai= m to be a definitive history.
The perfect gift for all those fascinated by the Cup
"This is the Bible of the America's Cup." Bruno Troubl=C3=A9 - Louis Vuitt= on
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Star Class: Commodores Cup Coconut Grove=2C Florida: There is nothing like coming out and winning the= first race on the last day. It makes the rest of the day a lot easier.
There was barely 4 knots of wind for the start of race 1 today. Brian and= I started in port tack=2C at the committee boat=2C hit the right corner= =2C and never looked back. There were a few tricky moments on the first ru= n=2C in 4 knots of wind=2C but we managed our position well. For the secon= d lap=2C the breeze built to 6 knots and steadied out a bit which made out= lives easier. Our competitors were back in the fleet a bit which was nice= for us.
So for the last race=2C we just needed to stay in the same area as Whipple= and Vasella so as to not give them a chance to put big points on us.
Brian and I were actually going pretty fast so with another good start=2C= we managed to be ahead of them the whole last race and that was more than= enough to get us the win for the regatta. Larry Whipple with Brian Fatih= finished second Peter Vessella with Guy Avellon third=2C Arthur Anosov wi= th Dave "Julius" Caesar 4th and Augie Diaz with Arnis Baltin 5th.
I am appreciating how very lucky I am to be=2C down here in Miami=2C saili= ng Stars in 75 degree temps and sunshine. That said=2C I plan on doing it= again the second week of January when the Star Winter Series continues wi= th the Bob Levin Memorial and then the mid winter championship. -- Paul Ca= yard
Final top five:
1. Paul Cayard / Brian Terhaar=2C USA=2C 18 points 2. Larry Whipple / Brian Fatih=2C USA=2C 25 3. Peter Vessella / Guy Avellon=2C USA=2C 30 4. Arthur Anosov / David / Caesar=2C USA=2C 33 5. Augie Diaz / Arni Baltins=2C USA=2C 35
Full results: www.yachtscoring.com (http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?= eID=3D1130)
Seahorse Sailor Of The Month Last month's winner:
Iain Percy (GBR) 'Olympic gold (twice)=2C America's Cup team leader and a friend for more t= han life to Bart... No one could be more deserving' - Alistair Skinner; 'I= ntelligent=2C articulate and ultra competitive - the complete package' - S= imon Wilder; 'A genuine champion' - Chris Mason; 'Bart's Bash was a wonder= ful idea=2C but it was in its execution that Percy's team showed real clas= s' - Marc Turner; 'One of the very best in the world' - Wolfgang Schaefer.
This month's nominees:
Loick Peyron (GBR) Legend is too small a word! Peyron was quietly preparing for a =E2=80=98tr= ibute=E2=80=99 entry in the Route du Rhum on his own little yellow trimara= n Happy - a sistership to Mike Birch=E2=80=99s original race winner Olympu= s. Then came a call from Banque Populaire asking him if he would again ste= p up to the plate=2C not with the combination=E2=80=99s Jules Verne giant= but the former Groupama 3. Thereafter it was just veni=2C vidi=2C vici...
Charles Caudrelier (FRA) The performance of the Chinese Volvo entry Dongfeng in harrying Leg 1 winn= er Abu Dhabi Racing all the way into Cape Town was impressive on any numbe= r of levels. However what we are tipping our hats to is the brilliantly po= sitive way in which Caudrelier took on the task of moulding a multinationa= l team of patchy experience=2C shaping them into such a formidable squad.= And are the best times yet to come?
Seahorse Sailor of the Month is sponsored by Musto=2C Harken McLube & Duba= rry. Who needs silverware=2C our prizes are usable!
Cast your vote=2C submit comments=2C even suggest a candidate for next mon= th at seahorsemagazine.com/sailor-of-the-month/vote-for-sailor-of-the-mont= h
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Alfred Farre Wins Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014 Click on image to enlarge.
http://scuttlebutteurope.com/photo-galleries/6-articles/detail/1269-miraba= ud-yacht-racing-image-2014 120 professional photographers spanning twenty-= five nations submitted a picture for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014= and generated an exceptional selection of images that summarize the 2014= yacht racing season better than words. Spanish photographer Alfred Farre= won the main award whilst Charles Marion won the prize of public.
Based in Barcelona=2C Alfred Farre has been a professional nautical photog= rapher since 1984. Official photographer of the Barcelona World Race betwe= en 2007 and 2010=2C he also covered the Palam=C3=B3s International Christm= as Race for fifteen years. His picture shows the classic yacht Mariquita= =2C widely regarded as one of the most beautiful classic yachts=2C poundin= g into a wave during the VII Puig Vela Classica Barcelona 2014.
Top five finalists: 1. Alfred Farre (ESP) 2. Charles Marion (FRA) 3. Nico Martinez (ESP) 4. Bertrand Duquenne (FRA) 5. Pedro Martinez (ESP)
Ireland Gets &Euro;2m Olympic Boost Ireland's 2016 Olympic ambitions have received a =E2=82=AC2 million cash i= njection that will allow sports to fund acclimatisation camps=2C meet comp= etition costs and=2C in some cases=2C provide extra equipment for athletes= targeting the Games in Brazil.
Minister for State for Sport and Tourism=2C Michael Ring=2C announced the= extra funds yesterday=2C as well as a grant of =E2=82=AC80=2C000 which wi= ll allow Special Olympics Ireland relocate from rented accommodation to th= e Sports Campus at Abbotstown.
The first =E2=82=AC1m set aside for camps follows on from similar grants a= warded a year out from previous Olympic Games and has already been dispers= ed to 18 organisations of whom Paralympics Ireland=2C with =E2=82=AC188=2C= 154=2C were the largest recipients.
That money will fund a camp at their pre-Games base in Uberlandia=2C Brazi= l. Athletics Ireland (=E2=82=AC138=2C008) and Swim Ireland (=E2=82=AC30=2C= 765) are funding team camps in Florida while the Irish Sailing Association= (=E2=82=AC70=2C000) will have a team base in Rio itself. -- Brendan O'Bri= en in the Irish Examiner
www.irishexaminer.com (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/other-sports/ire= land-gets-2m-olympic-boost-302227.html)
Not Sailing But Very Cool CERN today announced at the 174th session of the CERN Council that the Lar= ge Hadron Collider (LHC) is gearing up for its second three-year run. The= LHC is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world an= d the whole 27-kilometre superconducting machine is now almost cooled to i= ts nominal operating temperature of 1.9 degrees above absolute zero. All t= eams are at work to get the LHC back online and the CERN Control Centre is= in full swing to carry out all the requested tests before circulating pro= ton beams again in March 2015. Run 2 of the LHC follows a 2-year technical= stop that prepared the machine for running at almost double the energy of= the LHC's first run.
"With this new energy level=2C the LHC will open new horizons for physics= and for future discoveries=2C" says CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer. "I'= m looking forward to seeing what nature has in store for us".
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David Ashton David Ashton Hamilton=2C Bermuda: Family and friends are grieving the deat= h of well-known sailor David Ashton=2C who passed away on November 21. He= was 62. Mr Ashton died from complications following surgery in a Boston h= ospital.
He was a veteran of multiple Newport Bermuda Races=2C including the 2012 r= ace aboard the Spirit of Bermuda. He was also co-founder of the local J/24= fleet in Bermuda and represented Bermuda at the J/24 World Championships= in the United States.
In the 1970s=2C Mr Ashton owned a boat rental company and also operated a= performance keelboat sailing school=2C using J/24s as the design of choic= e. More recently=2C he was a member of the International One Design Class= of Bermuda and owner of the IOD sloop=2C Slingshot.
At the time of his death=2C Mr Ashton was joint-owner and manager of Green= bank Guesthouse in Paget.
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