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Costa Del Cork
As if by magic, sublime, almost Mediterranean weather, arrived for the first day of Cork Week 2010. Sunshine and a moderate breeze of 10-15 knots from the southeast, gave competitors a day to remember. Racing for all classes commenced with few delays and there were some happy sailors returning to the dock this afternoon, having had a spectacular day on the water.
IRC Super Zero
Johnny Vincent's TP52, Pace came back in a light airs second race to win by a tight margin from Gray and Laidlaw's Farr 52, Bob with Paprec Recyclage in third. After two races the big boat class is led by Pace, Paprec Recyclage is second with Bob in third place.
J/109 European Championships
Cork Week 2010 was officially opened last night by Micheal Martin, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, with the assistance of Paddy McGlade, Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Peter Deasy. Cork Week Event Chairman. It was a light-hearted affair and extremely well received by a huge gathering of competitors and event staff alike. Tonight Cork Week will throw a competitors' welcoming party with complimentary food and drink for all. After today's spectacular weather and champagne sailing, there looks like there could be more of the same tomorrow with perhaps more breeze in the late afternoon.
Full results and much more can be found at www.corkweek.ie
Long Day On The Water
Competitors had to wait until 16:30hrs local time for the breeze to fill and then when the gun went a blaze of dinghies sailed off into the early evening sunshine to try and get at least one race completed. The breeze filled to around seven knots on the three courses but it remained puffy and made for a long day on the water for the race officials trying to set their courses as well as around 350 young sailors.
The RS:X boys and girls did complete two more races and the 29ers likewise but the Laser Radial fleets and the SL 16 Sirena cats only managed one race as did the 420 boys and girls who had to be towed ashore as darkness fell across the Marmara Bay.
There was no real change in the top section of the 420 boys division with the Japanese boys Hiroki Yamaguchi and Tetsuya Isozaki holding onto their lead three points ahead of the Spanish crew of Jordi Xammar and Joan Herp and the Portuguese pairing Jao Villas Boas and Tomas Camelo.
In the SL16 Open multihull event one of the pre-event medal favourites, Chase Lurati and Paul Darmanin of Australia have taken a narrow lead with consistent placing's from the Danish pair Daniel Bjornholt and Nicolaj Bjornholt and the French team of Antoine Dljou and Guillaume le Croq.
Tuesday is a lay day with a boat trip to Bosphorus planned. Racing resumes on Wednesday with another three races scheduled for all fleets.
Race tracking is used for a different fleet each day and can be viewed at: www.onlineracetrack.net
Event site: www.isafyouthworlds.com
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Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships
The final tally of entries taking part in this resort town, best known for being the home of the International Court of Justice, comes to 119 men and 62 women. Chilean sailors, Aurelia Zulueta and Josefina Eluchans have had to stand down, but there has been an 11th hour entry in the 470 Men's class from India in Pushparajan Muttu and Nijeesh Bhaskaran so there are still 39 nations competing.
After a delay ashore until 2pm (local), the Men's and Women's fleets ventured out into a near mill pond, as they did their best to not be thrown around too much by the tide. But with storm clouds looming and no start looking possible, the fleets were sent back ashore - just in time. The lack of wind this afternoon proved to be the calm before the storm for at around 5pm suddenly the heavens opened and there was driving rain and 40 knot gusts. Just over half the fleet had made it safely to land when this struck, but some weren't so lucky. This included the Swedes Anton Dahlberg and Sebastian Östling, who last Wednesday moved into the no.1 position in the new ISAF rankings.
Dahlberg explained what happened: 'When the wind came we were being towed and we were doing a change in the towing. The wind caught us by surprise and we ripped our sails. So we are looking for new sails at the moment. It wasn't the best way to come into the Worlds..."
So will there be racing tomorrow? According to Event Director Edwin Lodder the forecast for tomorrow should be better than today. However they do have some flexibility. There is no time limit on when they can start racing, and Lodder says that if conditions prove awkward again this week they have the option of keeping the boats out into the evening. 'We want people back before 9pm We don't want to finish them in the dark or having them back in the harbour after dark."
The forecast has the wind veering through 180 degrees tonight into the northeast. During the day it is supposed to build steadily from 5-10 knots at lunchtime to 10-15 later in the afternoon. -- James Boyd
World Match Racing Tour TV Schedules
TV4 Sweden will be broadcasting a highlights programme on the 18 July at 20.00 (local time) and will be repeating the programme on the 19 and 25 July at 17.00 (local times). Eurosport and Eurosport Asia Pacific will be broadcasting the highlights programme, Stena Match Cup Sweden, produced by RedHanded TV and distributed by Boulder Creek International, which follows 16 skippers at the halfway point of the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour.
The full global schedule at
Champions In Control at Laser Radial World Championships
Largs, Scotland: Finland's defending champion stepped further clear of the chasing pack today when she sailed to a well earned fifth place from another difficult race at the Laser Radial World Championships on the Clyde off Largs. Both Women's and Men's current title holders lead their championships.
As the women's fleet entered the Finals phase today there was little in the way of extra cooperation from the fickle and shifty breezes which finally thwarted all attempts to complete the scheduled two races when the easterly expired to nothing.
Multala's fifth gives her a seven points advantage over the young Dutch sailor Marit Bouwmeester who sailed to an eighth today.
In the Men's fleet, racing on the adjacent race area, conditions were just as tricky as evidenced when Poland's Marcin Rudawski broke his erstwhile perfect string of wins with a seventh place, but the 2009 title holder goes forward to the Men's Finals with a margin of six points.
When the fleets set off in the morning in a promising NW'ly breeze which was not showing on most of the forecasts, then perhaps that was a foresight of what was likely to happen. Early sunshine was the bonus, but after an initial rain shower the Men got away best in the westerly breeze which perhaps mustered all of six knots. The women took longer to get their start away as the breeze swung around.
But the dark clouds over Largs town soon took effect, shifting the breeze around in direction, developing holes and areas of light pressure.
Gold Flight Overall After race 6 Inc. 1 discard
1. Sari Mutala, FIN, 4,3,1,(49),2,5, 15 points
Beneteau Cup 2010 - Royal Southern Yacht Club (28th - 29th August)
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The bi-annual survey of BMF members shows confidence among businesses has increased since the last survey was published in November 2009 and turnover is now showing a positive net balance for the first time in 18 months (since May 2008).
Mr Stevens said the lack of readily available credit is still an issue that's affecting many small and medium sized BMF members and the volatility of exchange rates is unhelpful to exports. -- Boating Business, www.boatingbusiness.com
The British Marine Federation (BMF) was awarded Exhibition of the Year at the Trade Association Forum Awards earlier this month.
The winning show was the 2009 PSP Southampton Boat Show, organised by National Boat Shows (NBS).
The judges' criteria was for evidence of an exhibition either in the UK or overseas, run by or on behalf of a trade association, that clearly demonstrates a commercial success and has acted as a focal point for the represented sector, providing opportunities for members as a result.
Boating Business' editor adds: As the attendance at the PSP Southampton Boat Show gradually equals the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show, more suggest the south coast show is the better of the two. This award maybe confirms it.
Eel Kant is the new managing director of Jongert Shipyard. Kant has moved to Jongert after seven years as managing director of Oceanco.
Folkert Brongers will stay with Jongert, at the request of Rabobank, to supervise the completion of two projects Jongert obtained in 2009 out of the bankruptcy estate of the old Jongert yard. Once completed, Brongers will leave the new Jongert Shipyard.
Jongert is currently owned by a syndicate of shipyards, led by VeKA Group, who bought the shipyard after it was turned over to a receiver in May 2009. -- IBI, www.ibinews.com
Finland's Baltic Yachts and Nautor have signed an agreement that will see the two yards share their workforce, according to Finnish daily paper Vasabladet.
Initially, some designers at Nautor have been hired by Baltic to strengthen the company's planning.
The cooperation is a way of keeping employees busy during down-time and keeping local craftsmanship within the area, says Keiramo. -- www.ibinews.com
Dutch sailing schools are now able to charge a much lower rate of VAT after the Zuidlaardermeer Sailing School and HISWA Holland Marine Industry won a recent court victory against the Dutch tax authorities.
Sailing schools in the Netherlands were previously forced to charge clients 19 per cent VAT. Now, under specific conditions, the rate has dropped to just six per cent - in line with all other sports in the country.
The Dutch tax authorities had justified the higher rate by saying that inspection of watersports activities was more difficult as they take place in public spaces rather than a building or sports facility.
In its verdict, the Court decided that sailing lessons taking place in a demarcated sailing area is a designated 'sports facility' and can therefore be charged VAT of six per cent.
It is not yet known if the Dutch tax authorities will appeal the decision. -- IBI, www.ibinews.com
The Swedish Coast Guard is to install Volvo Penta's Inboard Performance System (IPS) in an entirely new type of vessel for sea rescue and border control. Using the IPS system, the Coast Guard will reduce the fuel consumption of the new vessels by about 30%.
Since the launch in 2005, Volvo Penta has sold more than 10,000 units of the revolutionary IPS system, with forward-facing propellers. The system reduces fuel consumption by about 30% for planing vessels, compared with traditional straight shaft and water jet vessels, while significantly increasing performance and maneuverability.
In addition to the IPS system complying with the stringent requirements of the Coast Guard and the shipbuilder in terms of function and fuel efficiency, the system has low emission values pertaining to NOX and hydrocarbon, where the D13 already complies with the legal requirements for 2013.
The IPS system has been type-approved by Det Norske Veritas and will be delivered complete with four control stations.
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