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Canfield's Singin' In The Rain Photo by onEdition / AWMRT. Click on image to enlarge.
http://scuttlebutteurope.com/photos/displayimage.php?pos=3D-28800 The firs= t big deluge struck the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia today=2C but Taylor Canfie= ld shrugged off the hard rain to come through as top Qualifier in the conc= luding event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour.
It wasn't a perfect day for the talented 24-year-old from the US Virgin Is= lands however=2C as he lost a critical match to arch rival Ian Williams. T= he four-time World Champion from Great Britain managed to win a penalty ag= ainst Canfield's USone team in a luffing match on the first beat of their= race=2C and the GAC Pindar crew went on to secure victory in the light an= d fluky conditions.
If Williams could go on to win his remaining matches=2C he would topple Ca= nfield from the top of the Qualifying leaderboard and get first pick of hi= s opponent in the Knockout Rounds. But then the defending World Champion f= ell to Bjorn Hansen=2C and the opportunity was lost. Canfield was confirme= d as winner of Qualifying=2C even with two of the 17 flights still to be c= ompleted tomorrow.
Through the tropical downpours=2C wildly shifting wind direction and ever-= changing currents=2C the race committee=2C led by PRO David Tallis=2C have= been tested to their limits=2C as have the sailors.
Tomorrow the final two flights of Qualifying will conclude before the top= eight go through to compete in the Quarter-Finals.
Qualifying Results after 15 flights
Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone - 9-2 Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar - 7-3 Mathieu Richard (FRA) GEFCO Match Racing Team - 6-3 Bjorn Hansen (SWE) eWork Sailing Team - 6-4 Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing - 6-4 Adam Minoprio (NZL) Team Alpari FX - 5-5 Francesco Bruni (ITA) Luna Rossa - 5-5 Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing - 5-5 Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA) Vannes Agglo Sailing Team - 5-5 Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team - 4-7 David Gilmour (AUS) Team Gilmour - 2-8 Jeremy Koo (MAS) Team KFC - MYA/KRT - 0-9
Murray To Head Australian America's Cup Syndicate Iain Murray=2C the man in charge of this year's America's Cup in San Franc= isco=2C has been chosen to lead Australia's challenge in the next edition= of sailing's most prestigious trophy.
The 55-year-old Australian was on Thursday named chief executive of Hamilt= on Island Yacht Club's Team Australia=2C which is the challenger of record= so it represents all challengers in dealings with the defending team Orac= le Team USA of the Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco.
Murray was chief executive and regatta director of the America's Cup saile= d on San Francisco Bay which ended in September.
Australian mogul Bob Oatley=2C who owns the Hamilton Island Yacht Club=2C= said Murray was the only man for the job.
Software billionaire Larry Ellison=2C who owns Oracle Team USA=2C has yet= to decide if the America's Cup will return to San Francisco=2C although h= is syndicate is in talks with the city. The venue must be picked before ot= her key decisions are made=2C such as the year=2C the kind of boat and the= format. It's believed that officials are looking to sail the regatta in 2= 017.
Murray competed in three America's Cups. He was the losing skipper in 1987= =2C when Dennis Conner's Liberty swept Kookaburra III to regain the Americ= a's Cup for the United States after losing it to Australia four years earl= ier.
New Zealand Herald: www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/ (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/s= port/news/article.cfm?c_id=3D4&objectid=3D11164278)
Sailing Legends - The Story of the World's Greatest Ocean Race http://www.southatlanticpublishing.com/sl_intro.htm A special numbered lim= ited edition signed by the authors to make the perfect Christmas gift
The Whitbread Round the World Race - now the Volvo Ocean Race - spans 40 y= ears=2C ten races and more than 300=2C000 miles across the most inhospitab= le seas. From gentlemanly competition in yachts designed more for graceful= living than screaming around Cape Horn=2C the race has progressed to purp= ose built craft with few creature comforts=2C crewed by fanatical=2C profe= ssionals.
Millions have been spent=2C legends created and six men have died. No one= takes the race lightly and no one tells the story better than journalists= =2C Bob Fisher and Barry Pickthall who have been there for every race from= the first in 1973. They mark the anecdotes=2C highlight all the major sto= ries=2C and provide biographies of sailing's greatest names from the first= handicap and line honour winners=2C Ramon Carlin and Sir Chay Blyth=2C to= double winner Conny van Rietschoten=2C French legend Eric Tabarly=2C thos= e great New Zealand rivals Sir Peter Blake and Grant Dalton=2C through to= the latter day Volvo race winners. They also detail the awesome advances= in design and construction that make today's yachts formidably tough=2C s= urfing greyhounds capable of hitting 40knots + and sustaining 600 mile dai= ly runs. The book also lists every crewmember to have taken part.
176 pages. 128 colour pictures and illustrations.
By Bob Fisher and Barry Pickthall - Endeavour Books =C2=A340 + postage and packing
Order online: www.southatlanticpublishing.com/sl_intro.htm
A Very Close Finish The closest finish of the Transat Jacques Vabre's IMOCA Open 60 class was= saved to last as Tanguy de Lamotte and Francois Damien only just held off= the effervescent Italian duo Alessandro Di Benedetto and Alberto Monaco o= n the final finish line. The delta between the two similar vintage IMOCA O= pen 60s Initiatives Coeur and Team Plastique which finished in ninth and t= enth respectively in the Vendee Globe was timed at just nine seconds=2C or= a matter of a bow after 5450 miles and 21 days of racing.
Approaching the latitude of Rio a few days ago the two IMOCA Open 60's whi= ch are of the same vintage=2C 1998 launches with five Vendee Globe circumn= avigations between them=2C were glued together less than one mile apart. T= hey took photos of each other to record the moment and spoke on the VHF. A= t 230 miles to the finish Alessandro Di Benedetto and Alberto Monaco chose= to gybe earlier in the NWly breeze of last night. And in the morning the= two teams met up again=2C Initiatives Coeur having lost an estimated 45 m= inutes when they had to detour around a fishing boat laying a long net=2C= some 40 miles from the finish line.
On all present indications the Class 40 podium will be close. Leaders sinc= e the restart in Roscoff GDF SUEZ (Sebastien Rogues and Fabien Delahaye) r= evealed today that they have lost two of their three spinnakers=2C explain= ing their loss of miles to the second placed Spanish duo Alex Pella and Pa= blo Santurde on Tales Santander 2014 before they rounded Cabo Frio last ni= ght. The leading duo have a deficit of around 0.5 of a knot depending on t= he weight of wind. It would seem that their heavy spinnaker is intact. The= ir losses have stabilised now after they took stayed further offshore to f= ind more breeze.
Rambler We Hardly Know You.... Last time the Irish maritime community were paying full attention to the s= uper-maxi Rambler 100=2C she was white all over=2C she'd no keel=2C and sh= e was upside down after her capsize near the Fastnet Rock during the race= of 2011.
Now she's sailing again in full racing trim. But Rambler=2C we hardly know= you. You're right way up. Your canting keel is presumably very securely i= n place. And you're black=2C black=2C BLACK.
The new campaigner who has undertaken the massive refurbishment - if that'= s the right word - is Australian owner-skipper Anthony Bell. The restorati= on was done in New Zealand=2C where the big Juan K-designed machine was bu= ilt by Cookson's in the first place=2C but everything about the boat's cur= rent career will be Australian-centred.
Her official launch earlier this month was performed by the Oz Prime Minis= ter Tony Abbott=2C and the boat is now Perpetual LOYAL in a sponsorship li= nkup between two leading Australian brands. And of course the Sydney-Hobar= t Race on December 26th will be the debut par excellence=2C for despite be= ing around for quite a few years now=2C even while being constantly up-dat= ed the big lady has never done the dash to Tasmania.
So naturally the battle for line honours between current record-holder=2C= the 100ft Wild Oat XI (owned by 35th America's Cup Challenger of Record B= ob Oatley) and Perpetual Loyal is going to grab the headlines. - WM Nixon= in Afloat magazine:
afloat.ie/sail/ (http://afloat.ie/sail/offshore/item/23927-rambler-we-hard= ly-know-you)
Don Wilson Wins Carlos Aguilar Match Race St. Thomas=2C USVI: He has never sailed in the U.S. Virgin Islands=2C nor= in an IC-24 or with this combination of crew. Yet=2C Chicago's Don Wilson= proved his match racing prowess by winning the 6th Annual Carlos Aguilar= Match Race (CAMR). Wilson defeated the USA's Dave Perry 2-1 in a first to= two win Finals.
Wilson and his crew - tactician Jordan Reece=2C trimmer Willem van Waay=2C= bowman Josh McCaffrey=2C and two Antilles High School students who served= as floaters=2C Teddy Nicolosi and Amanda Engeman - led right out of the g= ate.
The USVI's Peter Holmberg and USA's Stephanie Roble went head-to-head in t= he first to one win Petite Finals. Ultimately=2C Holmberg won 2-1 over Rob= le to finish third and Roble fourth in the final standings. Holmberg won t= his event in 2009.
In other team scores=2C Finland's Antti Luhta finished 5th=2C the BVI's Co= lin Rathbun 6th=2C the USA's Dave Dellenbaugh 7th=2C the USA's Chris Poole= 8th=2C Greece's Stratis Andreadis 9th=2C and USA's Jennifer Wilson 10th.
Sailors competed in IC-24s=2C a local adaptation of a J/24. The CAMR is an= International Sailing Federation (ISAF)-provisional Grade Two event.
The Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA) is the organizing authority= for the CAMR=2C namesake for the late Carlos Aguilar=2C who was an avid s= ailor. The CMRC is the major sponsor.
1. Don Wilson=2C USA 2. Dave Perry=2C USA 3. Peter Holmberg=2C ISV 4. Stephanie Roble=2C USA 5. Antti Luhta=2C FIN 6. Colin Rathbun=2C BVI 7. Dave Dellenbaugh=2C USA 8. Chris Poole=2C USA 9. Stratis Andreadis=2C GRE 10. Jennifer Wilson=2C USA
Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship Attracts Grand Prix Entries Middle Harbour Yacht Club's annual Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship= (SSORC) to be held over this weekend has attracted Tony Kirby's brand new= Patrice and Darryl Hodgkinson's newly purchased Victoire among others ahe= ad of the Sailing Instructions being released online yesterday.
Kirby=2C with his Ker 46=2C and Hodgkinson=2C sailing his canting keeled C= ookson 50=2C will use the SSORC as a pre Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race hi= t out=2C as will Paul Clitheroe's Beneteau 45=2C Balance.
The CYCA trio will take on the best of the 'locals'=2C including Bob Cox's= DK46=2C Nine Dragons and Ian Box's XP44=2C Toybox 2. And the locals' best= be warned=2C in Patrice's first and only outing=2C the 180 nautical mile= Cabbage Tree Island Race=2C she led the fleet to the Island and finished= fourth overall.
On Saturday=2C the SSORC will be bolstered by an extra 30 plus boats compe= ting in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Ocean Point Score (OPS)=2C= which will use the event as Race 4 of their series=2C and will raise the= stakes somewhat. OPS leader=2C Julian Farren-Price=2C will have to outsai= l more than the usual for his Cookson 12 About Time to stay ahead of the g= ame.
"A thriller"=2C is the best way to describe the Seven Islands Race which t= akes place on Saturday only and takes yachts from a pursuit style start at= MHYC from 12.30pm to the most famous islands in the Harbour=2C passing Fo= rt Denison to port on the way up and back.
The Farr 40's will add even more colour to the SSORC=2C as the class condu= cts the Aberdeen Asset Management One Design Trophy=2C featuring some of t= he biggest Australian names in sailing. -- Di Pearson=2C MHYC Media
Ellen Macarthur Trust To Benefit From New Cowes Ocean Safety Service Point Photo by Paul Wyeth. Click on image to enlarge.
http://scuttlebutteurope.com/photos/displayimage.php?pos=3D-28798 The Elle= n MacArthur Cancer Trust=2C East Cowes=2C UK is set to gain regular donati= ons from Ocean Safety. In a new agreement with the Trust life rafts and ot= her safety equipment can be dropped off for servicing by Ocean Safety and= Ocean Safety will make a donation from each item that is brought in for s= ervicing.
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust=2C which helps to rebuild the lives of yo= ung cancer sufferers through sailing experiences=2C is conveniently locate= d at East Cowes Marina. It is easily accessible for yachts=2C whose owners= want to remove life rafts and safety items such as lifejackets=2C EPIRBs= and fire extinguishers.
The safety equipment is collected by Ocean Safety and taken to their main= service station in Southampton for maintenance. It is then returned to Ea= st Cowes Marina=2C for the owner to collect after the work has been carrie= d out.
Frank Fletcher=2C CEO at the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is delighted to= be working with Ocean Safety. "Our base will provide a handy location for= yachtsmen to drop off safety equipment for servicing. It is a tremendous= benefit to the Trust that it will benefit from the donations Ocean Safety= is making."
Filmless Composite Sails Click on image to enlarge.
http://scuttlebutteurope.com/photos/displayimage.php?pos=3D-28799 In 2007= OneSails introduced the first continuous-fibre sails built without the us= e of resin or glue=2C eliminating delamination issues at a stroke. Now One= Sails goes a step further=2C by introducing 4T FORTE membranes made from e= xclusive Multi Micro Structure (MMS=E2=84=A2) technology (patent pending).
Multi Micro Structure is the result of more than 15 years of experience an= d of a life dedicated to high-tech fabrics and the passion for sailing by= inventor-engineer PierCarlo Molta. Molta and his team started playing wit= h textiles more than 30 years ago in the family business - a worldwide lea= der in technical textiles involving safety garments and footwear - located= in Tuscany=2C a district that boasts more than 10 centuries of history in= textile manufacturing. His vision to drive composite manufacturing techno= logy from stiff to high-flexibility applications is the inspiration that t= oday makes possible the creation of 4T FORTE sails.
The 4T FORTE composite structure incorporates high-modulus elements such a= s STR Solid Stripes=2C a new low-stretch exponent of MMS=E2=84=A2 technolo= gy that eliminates both the glue and Mylar film
More in the January Seahorse: www.seahorsemagazine.com (http://www.seahors= emagazine.com/current-issue/167-filmless-composite-sails)
For The Record The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new World Record
Record: World KiteSail Record Venue: Port St Louis. FRA Name: Alexandre Caizergues. FRA Equipment: Kite Board. F.one kite Dates: 11th November 2013 Course length: 501 metres Current: Nil Start time: 15;11;02.580 Finish time: 15;11;19.780 Elapsed time: 17.20 seconds Speed: 56.62 kts Comments: Previous record: Rob Douglas USA. Luderitz NAM. Oct 2010. 55.65= kts
John Reed Secretary to the WSSR Council
Alien-Like Sea Monster Captured On Film Squid Footage of an Alien-like sea creature has been captured on film a mi= le and a half under water.
The video clip of the fascinating Magnapinna=2C or "big-fin"=2C squid was= originally filmed in 2007 by Shell but has recently started to receive at= tention after its appearance on social networking sites.
The footage was filmed at a drilling site owned by the oil company=2C some= 200 miles off Houston=2C Texas in the Gulf of Mexico.
The squid's intriguing appearance and eerie method of movement has left ma= ny people describing it as "alien-like" and comparing it to a monster you= might see in a horror film.
The Magnapinna's fins are up to 90% of its total body length=2C which is w= here the name big-fin squid originates.
It has been estimated that some big-fin squids captured on film previously= measured around 26ft long=2C with the tentacles stretching to around 15-2= 0 times the length of the body.
Watch the footage here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DIPRPnQ-dUSo
Read more at www.ybw.com (http://www.ybw.com/news/alien-like-sea-monster-c= aptured-on-film/535639)
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