Mono or multi? Have your say plus the latest sailing news
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With the survey responses pouring in, the sailing fans are showing a strong preference for the 34th America's Cup to be sailed in monohulls.
After just the first day of polling of Sail-World readers world-wide, a massive 67.65% of those who responded would rather watch a match race between monohulls than multihulls.
If you haven't already had your say click here and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces.
In other sailing news Ben Ainslie has just beaten Jesper Radich 2-1 in the final of the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda, the Extreme Sailing Series is back in Almeria, the TP52 and the J/80 World Championship titles have been won, the Velux 5 Oceans village has been opened in readiness for the start and Barcelona World Race has new entries.
We have the latest on the America's Cup scene and much more.
Have a great week and we hope you enjoy this addition of our newsletter.
America's Cup: Fans vote overwhelmingly in favour of monohull Richard Gladwell, With the survey responses pouring in, the sailing fans are showing a strong preference for the 34th America's Cup to be sailed in monohulls. As of the close of the working week, a massive 67.65% of those who responded would rather watch a match race between monohulls than multihulls which were the preferred option by just 22.34% of the Sail-World readers.... [more] Share this story
Match Racing in Monohulls or Multihulls – Have your say!! The Sail-World Team, Now Sail-World gives everyone in the sailing community, both match racers and other sailors the chance to have your say, or rather vote, as we conduct a survey to find out the 'People's Choice' Complete the quick survey below and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces... [more] Share this story
WOW Cap Istanbul - Leg 4 to Gildas Morvan (Cercle Vert) Cap Istanbul, Some legs have more weight than others. You can't tell that in the beginning, but the process makes it clear. Gildas Morvan may have felt worried about the young generation's consistent appearances on the podium. But experience and expertise prove their worth under chaotic circumstances like this.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour Argo Group Gold Cup - Ainslie triumphs WMRT, Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin put in a sublime performance to add a second Argo Group Gold Cup to his team's trophy cabinet. Having masterfully controlled Radich in the pre-start, Ainslie was a nose ahead at their first cross, which he held to round the windward mark in pole position.... [more] Share this story
Luderitz Speed Event 2010 - Records broken on day 1 Luderitz Speed Event, Luderitz Speed Event 2010 - The first National Speed Record was broken within minutes of the start. Australian Kite surfer Tim Pumpa was the third competitor of the day to set a new national record – Best Kite Speed record for Australia with an official speed of 40.72 knots. The previous record was 33.94 knots.... [more] Share this story
42nd Barcolana - Great Sailing Festival in Trieste Wordpower srl, A wonderful Barcolana. Sparkling sunshine, gentle Bora, 1852 boats, great champions, forecast winners, unexpected events and the traditional spirit. The race of the expected winner, Esimit Europa 2, who sailed at her best, avoided all risks and aimed at setting a new record.... [more] Share this story
Final Route du Rhum preparation for Marco Nannini and UniCredit Oliver Dewar, Marco Nannini will cross the start line of the Route du Rhum - La Banque Postale on Class40 UniCredit on Sunday 31st October. Nannini is already an experienced solo sailor with a Jester Class-win in the 2009 OSTAR racing the Sigma 36, British Beagle, his Route du Rhum 1,000 mile qualifier undertaken in late August was the first single-handed offshore voyage on a vastly more powerful Class40.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Ecover holding on Lucy Harwood, Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Today was a complete contrast to day one in Almeria, the front that had be brewing arrived in force overnight and the teams woke up to a strong south westerly breeze. Conditions continued to build as the morning went on and by early afternoon the race committee were recording 18 – 20 knots plus on the race course.... [more] Share this story
Extreme 40s Day 2 - Big breeze and big action Extreme 40 Media, The second day of the final round of the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Almeria delivered exactly what it says on the tin... Extreme racing, on the limit of control, with an abundance of thrills and spills. The thousands of Spanish public who flocked to the race village today were enthralled as the boats flew past within touching distance of the stadium walls: 'It was unbelievable, the crowds give... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - One week to go Velux 5 Oceans, In just one week a fleet of international ocean racers will leave La Rochelle in France on an adventure of a lifetime – sailing 30,000 miles solo around the planet in the Velux 5 Oceans. Tension is really starting to mount now as the skippers make their final preparations for the round the world yacht race, The Ultimate Solo Challenge.... [more] Share this story
Images from Bermuda: Argo Group Gold Cup - Penultimate Day SubZero Images/WMRT, Images from the penultimate day of the Argo Group Gold Cup from SubZero Images. Having squeezed through the Qualifying Play-Offs, Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin now stands alone as the only skipper within the top five of the World Match Racing Tour to still be in contention of winning stage 8 of the series after a mix of epic battles decided the Quarter-Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championship final day images - Chris Schmid Chris Schmid images, TP52 World Championship final day images from photographer Chris Schmid.... [more] Share this story
J/80 Worlds - Epic last day Stuart Johnstone, Epic, Wild, Wet, Sunny Finale in Newport. No one could've predicted what was in store for the fleet and the top five leaders. Huge breaking seas, near gale-force winds, final downwind wild-out-of-control downwind run determines the champion!... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour Argo Gold Cup - Ainslie v Radich WMRT, The stage is all set for a fitting finale to the eighth stage of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour. With the race course peppered with gusts and light patches of wind, the British skipper sailed a tactically conservative race, keeping a loose cover on Berntsson.... [more] Share this story
Volvo Ocean Race: Evolution of the Species Andi Robertson, Volvo Ocean Race, Through any round the world race project, from concept to completion, time is the enemy. But in the rarefied, highly driven atmosphere which prevails in yacht-racing circles, there are few quiet places in this world where some extra moments to reflect are more of a pleasure than the entrance lobby of Farr Yacht Design.... [more] Share this story
Extreme 40 Sailing Series - Game On in Almeria on Day 1 Extreme 40 Media, The first day of the final round of the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series™ kicked off today. It was a light and slow start to the competition but the racing burst into life as the wind steadily built over the afternoon. Racing within the strict confines of the Almerian port made for a thrilling spectacle.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championship 2010 - Quantum Racing win second world title Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, TP52 World Championship 2010 - Quantum Racing did what they had to do win their second TP52 World title in three years, containing the 2009 world champions - the spirited, never-say-die Matador crew -through today's one showdown, final race of the TP52 World Championship off Valencia.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - Skippers open race village Velux 5 Oceans, Eight days of festivities planned to celebrate race. The Velux 5 Oceans buzz continued to grow today with the opening of the race village in La Rochelle. The beautiful October sun shone down on the dozens of tents that make up the race village, the largest in the Velux 5 Oceans' 28-year history. Canadian ocean racer Derek Hatfield cut the ribbon at 10am to mark the race village opening.... [more] Share this story
WOW Cap Istanbul 4th leg - Lobato leads at Samos gate WOW Cap Istanbul/Sail-World.com, The fourth leg of the WOW Cap Istanbul race is the 185 miles from Didim to Bozcaada. As the northern winds get stronger, the size of the waves and the effect of the showers on the sails are putting a real strain on the racers.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championship images from Chris Schmid Chris Schmid images, Chris Schmid presents this gallery of images from the TP52 World Championships in Valencia, Spain.... [more] Share this story
Images from the Day 4 of the J80 worlds, Newport RI Paul Todd, Outside Images, Top international photographer Paul Todd (Outside Images) presents this gallery of images from the fourth day of the J80 worlds, Newport RI... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championships - Sander van der Borch images Sander van der Borch, Sander van der Borch presents this gallery of images from the TP52 World Championships in Valencia.... [more] Share this story
Barcelona World Race: The FMC team confirms their entry Isabel Genís, Barcelona World Race - Gerard Marín (ESP) and Ludovic Aglaor (FRA) will be competing on board Fòrum Marítim Català (FMC) in the upcoming edition of the Barcelona World Race, the double-handed, round the world race which sets off from the Catalan capital on 31st December this year.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championship - Down to the wire in Valencia Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, TP52 World Championship will head into the final day of racing Saturday; could it be the revenge of the countback bridesmaids? Last year in Palma both Quantum Racing and Synergy lost out on first and third respectively on countback to Matador and Artemis. This time they have the upper hand, but only just.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Final round in Almeria Extreme Sailing Series, Extreme Sailing Series™ 2010 - Eight teams are now taking centre stage here in Almería for the four-day final round of the Extreme Sailing Series™ 2010 season that starts tomorrow [Saturday, October 9th]. Whilst racing is at the forefront of their mind, the skippers have also all personally elected a charity that can share in the reward of coming first.... [more] Share this story
TP52 Worlds - Images from Chris Schmid Chris Schmid/ Eyemage Media, Photographer Chris Schmid/ Eyemage Media presents this gallery of images from the TP52 World Championships in Valencia Spain.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championship 2010 - The Kings of the Coastal race Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, TP52 World Championship 2010 - Matador lifted the top points today in the world championship Coastal Race.... [more] Share this story
ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 preliminary bid deadline ISAF, ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 - On 16 July, the International Sailing Federation published the bid guidelines for cities interested in hosting the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Four French multihull designers join Team New Zealand? Richard Gladwell, First positive signs for a New Zealand America's Cup Challenge seem to have emerged in France with the reputable French sailing magazine Voiles et Voilers reporting that Team New Zealand have signed a group of top multihull designers to augment the existing Team NZ design team.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans scrums down with Atlantique Stade Rochelais Velux 5 Oceans, La Rochelle's top rugby team launch race-inspired shirt. Inspirational yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston swapped his sailing jacket for a rugby shirt this evening to launch a new partnership between the VELUX 5 OCEANS and La Rochelle's top rugby club Atlantique Stade Rochelais... [more] Share this story
PWA Colgate World Cup Sylt, Germany - Event Summary PWA, Westerland provided the prefect conclusion to the slalom and freestyle world tours, but a distinct lack of swell left the wave sailors basking on the beach.... [more] Share this story
Images from Sander van der Borch of Artemis TP52 Worlds Sander van der Borch images, Images from Sander van der Borch of Artemis competing at the TP52 World Championship in Valencia.... [more] Share this story
Normandy Sailing Week 2011 is open Kate Jennings, Normandy Sailing Week - After gathering together 100 yachts ranging from 7 to 15 m and nearly 700 racers this year, the Normandy Sailing Week, the second of the name in Le Havre and the sixth edition of the Norman event, has every intention of continuing its development in 2011; thus gaining in stature from year to year in the large race meets in France and Europe.... [more] Share this story
Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - Olympic Decisions Sail-World Readers, Sail-World readers comment on the Olympic decisions for November... [more] Share this story
Images of the America's Cup: Constructing AC 45's in seven easy steps Richard Gladwell, Due to the secrecy under which most racing yachts are now constructed, media and cameras are not usually allowed into a building facility - however at Core Composites new construction facility in Warkworth, there are no secrets on the AC45 design and we have an all too rare chance to follow the action... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Wingsails under construction at Warkworth Richard Gladwell, One of the features of the new AC45 yacht, designed as a trainer racer for the 34th America's Cup, is the wingsail. At the Core Composites building facility in Warkworth, 40 minutes north of Auckland, a mould is being built to produce the wingsails for the new one design. Looking remarkably like something out of a model plane construction kit, the main spar male mould is being is being construc... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: First wingsailed AC45 well advanced at Warkworth Richard Gladwell, The first of the AC45 class continues to take shape in the Warkworth building facility of Core Composites. The 45ft one design wingsailed catamarans are intended to be used in the first of the America's Cup World Championship regattas, before being turned over to Youth teams, to compete on the same circuit when the larger AC72 class comes into being in March 2012.... [more] Share this story
Weymouth Speed Week - Famous foiler Mirabaud LX to take part MaxComm Communication, Weymouth Speed Week exists since 1972; it is one of sailing's mythical events. The speed week has been a meeting point for sailing fans, designers and inventors for decades. Kiteboards and windsurfs have taken over recently, yet Weymouth Speed Week remains a dream for Thomas Jundt and a fantastic environment in which to test his foiler and share views with other speed sailing fans.... [more] Share this story
RC44 World Championships - Regatta of the Year Bernard Schopfer, RC44 World Championships Islas Canarias Puerto Calero Cup will take place next week (October 11-16) in Lanzarote, on the Canary Islands. It will be the RC 44 Class' first official World Championship, recognized by the International Sailing Federation.... [more] Share this story
International 470 and 420 classes hold joint coaching clinic in Angola Luissa Smith, International 470 and 420 Classes have collaborated to run a joint Coaching Clinic in Luanda, Angola taking place from 2-8 October 2010.... [more] Share this story
US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR 2011 Notice of Race available online Dana Paxton, US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR will bring together the world's top sailors for elite-level competition in the classes selected for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from January 23-29, 2011, US Sailing announced today. This prestigious event is the second stop on the ISAF Sailing World Cup 2010-2011 circuit. The Notice of Race is now available online at the event website.... [more] Share this story
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