World Sailing News – 28 August 2013

Emirates Team New Zealand became the official challenger to ORACLE TEAM USA for the 34th America’s Cup over the weekend as they convincingly brushed Luna Rossa aside to claim the Louis Vuitton Cup.

Broadly Boats News

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The Kiwi team have looked impressive so far ahead of the main event that’s being billed as the “September Showdown”. It all gets going on 7 September in San Francisco, USA.

Over on the other side of America there is plenty more excellent sailing action as the first Byte CII Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games qualification regatta got underway. Hungarian sailors are faring well at the 2013 Byte CII Worlds in Newport, Rhode Island, USA and look set to qualify both boys and girls spots for Nanjing 2014.

The Rolex Farr 40 Worlds are also taking place in Newport with the event in its early stages so far.

We have a new Open Match Race World #1 for the first time since 11 January 2012. Congratulations to Taylor Canfield (ISV) whose impressive performances recently has seen him end Ian Williams’ (GBR) run.

The Finn Gold Cup is well underway and in the last ten years British sailors have come out on top eight times. This excellent run looks set to continue as Andrew Mills (GBR) holds a healthy advantage.

There is now just one week left to nominate sailors for the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year so act fast before it is too late. All this and more is available to check out in this week’s edition of World Sailing News.

28 August 2013

Nominations For 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year – One Week Left To Nominate
Emirates Team New Zealand Wins Second Consecutive Louis Vuitton Cup
ISAF Match Race Rankings – 28 August 2013

ISAF Match Race Rankings – 28 August 2013

Taylor Canfield (ISV) has taken over as World #1 in the Open Rankings, ending Ian Williams’ run at the top that started on 11 January 2012. Lucy Macgregor (GBR) has moved to the top of the Women’s Rankings pushing Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) to World #2.

ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 1 Week Left To Nominate

Just one week remains for nominations for the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing.


Emirates Team New Zealand Wins Second Consecutive Louis Vuitton Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand won the 30th anniversary Louis Vuitton Cup with a 3:20 victory over Italy’s Luna Rossa Challenge in the eighth and deciding race. The Kiwis, who beat Luna Rossa in the previous Louis Vuitton Cup in 2007, won the series 7-1.

© Laurens Morel –

Mulder and de Koning Are Nacra 17 European Champions

After a very exciting Medal Race Mandy Mulder and Coen de Koning (NED) have won the first Nacra 17 European Championship.

© Lloyd Images

The Wave, Muscat Clinch Cardiff Victory

Leigh McMillan’s team were unflappable on the final day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 6 in Cardiff presented by Land Rover, winning three of the seven races to walk away from Wales as champions – and with it regaining an advantage on the overall Series leaderboard.

© Robert Deaves

Mills Extends on Tallinn Bay

Andrew Mills (GBR) has extended his lead on the second day of the 2013 Finn Gold Cup in Tallinn, Estonia after winning the second race of the day.

©Ro Fernandez

Eleven Races Down At Byte CII Worlds

With 11 races down at the Byte CII World Championship, a Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier, Hungary’s Jonatan Vadnai leads the boys whilst Odile Van Aanholt (NED) has control in the girls.

© Rolex / Daniel Forster

Flawless First Day At Rolex Farr 40 Worlds

While the weather was a mix of contrasts for the opening day of the 2013 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, hosted from the Harbour Court club house of New York Yacht Club in Newport, R.I., the results on the water were anything but.

© Provision Photography

Jourdren Takes Early Sonar Advantage At Cork County Council IFDS Worlds

Racing is underway in Kinsale for the Cork County Council IFDS World Sailing Championships in glorious sunshine after the first day’s sailing was postponed due to light winds.

© PWA/Carter

An Unforgettable Day For Delphine Cousin

The final day of the PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup saw two more eliminations completed for both the men and women as the Meltemi wind continued to blow for much of the day.

© Alan Dop Photography

Gold To Israel, Italy And Ukraine

A tense final day waiting game at the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans in Pwllheli, Great Britain as teams waited for the forecast 9 knot breeze to fill in.

© / IMCA

Blu Moon Stands Alone With A European Championship In Its Heart

The total lack of wind made it impossible to dispute the last race of the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship and the title went to Flavio Favini’s Blu Moon.

© Isao Toyama/Detroit Cup

Gilmour Wins 2013 Detroit Cup

In an exciting Semi-Final and Final series of racing on the final day of competition, David Gilmour and his Team Gilmour crew of Luke Payne and Peter Nicholas have won the 2013 Detroit Cup, the second stop on the ISAF Grade 2 US Grand Slam series.

2013 ISAF Annual Conference

The 2013 ISAF Annual Conference will be held at the Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jussah Resort in Muscat Oman from 9 to 16 November.
ISAF delegates are reminded to book their accommodation as soon as possible and ensure they carefully check the visa requirements for entering Oman.

Class Rule Changes

There are no Class Rule Changes this week.

Louis Vuitton Cup
Date 13 Jul-1 Sep 13
Venue San Francisco
For more information on this event click here
Date Regatta Venue Nat
22-30 Aug 13 J/24 World Championship Howth IRL
22-30 Aug 13 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships Kinsale IRL
23-31 Aug 13 Finn Gold Cup Talin EST
24-29 Aug 13 International KYIV Sailing Regatta Kyiv UKR
26-31 Aug 13 Formula Windsurfing Master’s World Championship Neusiedl am See AUT
26-31 Aug 13 Formula Windsurfing World Championship Neusiedl am See AUT
26 Aug-1 Sep 13 X-35 World Championship Malmoe SWE
27-30 Aug 13 Mobility Cup Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron CAN
27 Aug-1 Sep 13 St Moritz Match Race – Alpari World Match Racing Tour (CANCELLED) St Moritz SUI
27 Aug-1 Sep 13 Med Race Hammamet TUN
27-30 Aug 13 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship Rhode Island USA
28 Aug-1 Sep 13 Knickerbocker Cup Manhasset Bay USA
29 Aug-1 Sep 13 Lipno Regatta Lake Lipno CZE
29 Aug-1 Sep 13 Trentino Women’s Match Race (CANCELLED) Pieve di Ledro ITA
For full events calendar click here
Date Regatta Venue Nat
24-25 Aug 13 J/80 Blekholmen Match Race FIN
24-28 Aug 13 Byte CII World Championship (Youth Olympic Games Quualifier) Rhode Island USA
23-25 Aug 13 Baltic Match Race Grade 2 Tallinn EST
23-25 Aug 13 Potsdamer Yacht Club Match Race Wannsee GER
23-26 Aug 13 Extreme Sailing Series – Act 6 Cardiff GBR
23-25 Aug 13 Olympic Regatta Balaton-Tihany HUN
23-25 Aug 13 Open 2.4 Metre Swedish Championship Karlstad SWE
23-25 Aug 13 President’s Cup Instanbul Match Race Istanbul TUR
22-25 Aug 13 Djerdap Cup Donji Milanovac SRB
22-25 Aug 13 US Adult Sailing Championship Rochester USA
21-23 Aug 13 Monastir Lampedusa Minastir – Lampedusa ITA
21-25 Aug 13 I. Korotkevich Cup Turgoyak Lake RUS
21-25 Aug 13 International Match Race for the Detroit Cup Detroit USA
19-20 Aug 13 Sailing Center Summer Cup Tallinn TOP Yacht Club EST
19-25 Aug 13 SNIM Tetouan MAR
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Rule 42 – Optimist (CHN)
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ISAF Review Board – Rules of Procedure
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Racing Rules Q&A 2013.031 L001
Racing Rules Q&A 2013.030 J008
Q&A Booklet – 27th August 2013
Rule 42 – Optimist (Polski)
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International Umpire Performance Assessment Guidelines
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