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Jul 29, 2008

Alinghi wins appeal at NYC!! CNEV Valid CoR..!?

New York Supreme Court reinstates Club Náutico Español de Vela as the Challenger of Record…

The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court today ruled in favour of the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) declaring Club Náutico Español de Vela (CNEV) the rightful Challenger of Record for the 33rd America’s Cup and denying the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) this status.
Ernesto Bertarelli, Alinghi president, comments: “We are delighted with this result; we can now continue with our vision of a multi-challenger event. The court’s decision validates our actions and enables us to put the America's Cup back on the water.”
Lucien Masmejan, SNG lead counsel, comments: “After a year of litigation interference by the GGYC, we are extremely pleased that the Appellate Division has found its challenges to SNG's conduct of the 33rd America's Cup baseless. The GGYC’s actions have wasted a lot of time, effort and resources over the past year and we hope that it does not appeal. We must now evaluate whether adjustments have to be made due to the time consumed by its improper litigation initiatives.”
The decision of the Appellate Division reads: “…...the orders of the Supreme Court, New York County (Herman Cahn, J.), entered March 18, 2008 and May 13, 2008, which, inter alia, declared CNEV's challenge invalid and GGYC the Challenger of Record under the Deed of Gift, should be reversed, on the law, with costs, CNEV declared the Challenger of Record, and, in keeping with the Deed of Gift's requirement that the defender be given at least 10 months' written notice to prepare for the challenge, the 10-month notice period should be tolled until service of a copy of this order.”

Jul 21, 2008

ISAF Youth Worlds Championships: Multihull

France dominates ISAF Youth Multihull World Championships raced in SL 16.
The new youth multihull makes its debut on ISAF Wolrds and none other than French youth took the cup home, followed by South Africa and Great Britain.
Brazil was also present.

©David Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race/onEdition

Nat Helm 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 To Ne
1 FRA Valentin Bellet 1 (dnf 4 3 1 1 1 3 4 1 -7 45 21
2 RSA Matthew Whitehead 5 4 2 1 5 7 2 -9 1 7 -10 54 35
3 GBR James Ellis 7 1 1 6 3 2 3 4 6 -10 -9 58 39
4 SIN Wen Chun Low 6 2 7 -10 6 4 -8 1 2 4 2 57 39
5 DEN Simon Michaelsen 2 3 5 4 2 -9 (dsq 7 3 6 5 67 41
6 AUS Jason Waterhouse 3 7 3 7 7 5 4 -10 -8 3 1 61 43
7 NZL Francisco Lardies 4 8 -9 2 4 3 7 2 -10 2 4 62 43
8 NED Rob Sprij 9 5 6 9 -12 6 -11 5 5 5 3 84 61
9 ITA Francesco Porro 8 6 8 8 8 8 6 8 7 -13 6 95 73
10 BRA Bruno Vilela Frey 11 (dnf 10 5 (dnf 10 5 6 9 8 8 116 82
11 BEL Arnout Victor 10 9 11 (dnf 10 11 10 11 11 -14 11 136 105
12 TUR Ilber Gunduz (dnf) (dnf 12 13 9 14 12 12 12 9 13 153 119
13 USA Andrew Mason 12 (dnf 13 rdg
11 12 14 13 (dnf 12 14 160 126
14 FIN Otso Ahvonen (dnc) (dnc 14 11 dns 13 9 14 13 11 12 163 129
15 GER Lena Gauthier 13 (dnf (dnf 12 13 15 13 dnf 14 15 15 175 141
16 CAN Nick Schwenger (dnc) (dnc
dnf dnc dnc dnc dnc
dnc dnc dnc
204 170

Jul 14, 2008

Ishares Cup: F18 sailors racing VX40

iShares Cup sailors fight for world title
14 July 2008
Several of the iShares Cup crew made the trip to Galicia, Spain last week for the Formula 18 world championships — one of sailing’s most competitive catamaran trophies — and they put in a great showing, proving that the iShares Cup teams are amongst the best in the world.

iShares crew: Hugh Styles, Adam Piggott, Gerhard Van
Geest and Andrew Macpherson
Sabine Albers / OC Events
Legendary French cat sailor Franck Cammas was runner-up in the event, and will soon be heading to the UK to sail in the iShares Cup at Skandia Cowes Week onboard one of BMW ORACLE Racing’s two boats. Last year he sailed ‘Groupama’ in the 2007 iShares Cup, winning the Marseilles event.

At this year's F18 worlds Dutch sailor Mischa Heemskerk, Holmatro’s main trimmer and tactician, was just one place Cammas behind in third overall.

In fifth place were the British iShares team duo of Hugh Styles and Adam Piggott, who had a great run in the middle of the event scoring two race wins in a row. Hugh skippers the iShares Extreme 40 catamaran and 19-year-old Adam is bow on the iShares boat. And in ninth place was Australian Andrew Macpherson, who will be joining Hugh and Adam on the iShares Extreme 40 in Skandia Cowes Week for the third event on the circuit next month.
www.isharescup.com

Jul 13, 2008

F18 Worlds 2008: Onboard video

ARG 11 - Cruz Smith and Ian Rodger racing at Nigran

Jul 11, 2008

F18 Worlds : Brand Championship, Final results

Infusions took 1st and 2nd and Capricorn manages to get 8 boats inside the top 20!
Tigers got 3,4,6 and 10.

The class provides fair racing, and crews always make the difference but a trend is rising, 'wave piercing' designs are fully dominating the scene in this WC.
15 boats out of the top 20 are Infusions and Capricorns.

No Sailno Name
1 NED 3 Coen de Koning Infusion
2 FRA 1 Cammas Franck Infusion
3 NED 7 Mischa Heemskerk Tiger
4 FRA 11 Mourniac Tiger
5 GBR 957 Hugh Styles Infusion
6 NED 1 Mitch Booth Tiger
7 NED 955 Gunnar Larsen Infusion
8 AUS 308 A Landenberger Capricorn
9 AUS 959 A Macpherson Infusion
10 FRA 56510 Vaireaux Tiger
11 NED 76 Van der Meulen Capricorn
12 GER 164 Helge Capricorn
13 FRA 5 Sellier Thomas Diam
14 NED 952 Willem Geijssen Infusion
15 GER 163 Justus Wolf Capricorn
16 AUS 136 Greg Goodall Capricorn
17 FRA 17 Motteau Romainm Capricorn
18 NED 930 Sascha Larsen Infusion
19 SWE 4 Patrik Forsgren Capricorn
20 SWE 11 J Gnosspelius Capricorn




Final

Numbers %

Capricorn 8 40

Infusion 7 35

Tiger 4 20

Diam 1 5

Cirrus 0 0

X4 0 0

Total 20 100

F18 Worlds Championship 2008 Awards



Jeremy Lagarrigue receiving 2nd place for him and Cammas
© J-P Guillou / Groupama
www.cammas-groupama.com

F18 Worlds : An Era has ended


On June 8 we wrote:
"Take a good look to the boat that has end the Tiger domination in the most popular performace cat class, must confirm in next F18 Worlds in Spain though... "
http://catsailingnews.blogspot.com/2008/06

After a tough fight in Nigran, the Tigers ended a full domination of the sport in a good manner, as Misha almost nailed it and some may note that Bundock wasn´t there, but I firmly think this is an inflection point for the F18 world and the status quo of the F18 market.

Now the Infusion is King confirmed by de Koning and Cammas as 1st and 2nd in the 2008 F18 World Championship.

"The king is dead, long live the King"
http://catsailingnews.blogspot.com/2008/05/

F18 Worlds Championship 2008 Final day


© J-P Guillou / Groupama


© J-P Guillou / Groupama

F18 Worlds Final Day: Results

No Sailno Name Scores 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 NED 3 Coen de Koning 40 1 3 1 5 1 -7 2 2 8 -20 17
2 FRA 1 Cammas Franck 42 -11 1 4 1 3 1 -27 10 2 12 8
3 NED 7 Heemskerk 45 1 1 15 1 6 (bfd 4 -36 12 1 4
4 FRA 11 Mourniac 50 3 11 1 2 5 -13 15 4 7 -29 2
5 GBR 957 Hugh Styles 54 -15 6 6 9 2 3 -28 1 1 21 5
6 NED 1 Mitch Booth 57 17 16 5 2 6 (bfd 1 3 3 4 dnf
7 NED 955 Gunnar Larsen 65 2 4 3 -17 9 4 12 8 -15 8 -15
8 AUS 308 Landenberger 69 4 -15 7 4 4 2 8 32 5 3 -33
9 AUS 959 Macpherson 71 -8 8 7 6 4 6 -39 24 6 9 1
10 FRA 56510 Vaireaux 86 8 2 2 8 2 -9 11 6 9 -41 38
11 NED 76 Van der Meulen 89 20 13 8 3 1 -22 6 -27 11 15 12
12 GER 164 Helge
108 27 -31 12 7 21 12 16 7 4 2 -26
13 FRA 5 Sellier Thomas 111 15 3 2 13 -22 11 13 18 (dnf 25 11
14 NED 952 Willem Geijssen 112 -22 7 3 4 16 8 30 13 10 -55 21
15 GER 163 Justus Wolf 115 5 8 20 7 20 -23 25 -45 13 14 3
16 AUS 136 Greg Goodal 117 4 5 19 23 -26 9 5 -22 20 18 14
17 FRA 17 Romainm 122 2 19 -39 12 9 4 3 28 (bfd 11 34
18 NED 930 Sascha Larsen 123 7 6 14 10 12 -41 17 11 16 30 bfd
19 SWE 4 Forsgren 142,4 ocs 21 24 -29 27 1 -26 16 17 7 9
20 SWE 11 Gnosspelius 145 3 10 8 3 12 -23 22 40 -45 34 13

F18 Worlds Final Day: Cammas 2nd place Overall

Excellent performance for Franck Cammas and Lagarrigue.
Without previous experience together in a F18 major Championship they've achieved more than they expected and only 2 point short of being World Champs.

Cammas: "If they'd offered us this ranking at the start of the week we'd have snapped it up" said a delighted Franck Cammas who continues: "We really battled hard though it's a shame that we missed out on the title by just two points. That's the name of the game though and we're proud of the result. I think it's been a long time since a French team has achieved such a good result".

Alongside him, Jérémie Lagarrigue is happy: "It's great. We are vice champions of the world. Franck and I got on really well and had a lot of fun. He is really talented".

These two french sailors will continue racing F18 Worlds, being so close the 1st time, only makes them want the Championship title just a "little" more.

http://www.cammas-groupama.com

F18 Worlds Final Day: de Koning World Champ

1 Coen de Koning
2 Cammas
3 Heemskerk

More details soon.

F18 Worlds Day 4: Hard Racing


Photos and report: Cruz G Smith
Strong winds with 15-30knots gusts changed the whole championship scenario.
Some crews in the gold fleet couldn´t manage the hard conditions and others in the Plate were flying!
40 degrees wind direction changes made a tactical regatta but also boat handling was critical as we had really strong gusts.
Lots of broken masts, daggers and even boats due to collisions. We have a good performance with a 7 , 29 (we were 8 50 meters from the finish line when a 30knots gust took us down!) and a 13th with a re start for us for being ocs.

We kept wondering what could have happened if the 1st three days we've had this conditions, as many in the Gold fleet were too complicated. But that´s something you can´t manage so next time we'll be prepared! This is our 1st regatta with more than 10 boats and we've sailing F18 only 6 months!
Regards, Cruz.

Some photos of the carnage:



Photos: Cruz G Smith

Jul 10, 2008

F18 Worlds : Brand Championship

Inverted bows are dominating the show, at least in numbers, although the 1st 2 days the Tiger had the lead, it was closely chased by the inverted bow brothers, the Infusion and Capricorn that from day 3 took the lead with Cammas and now with de Koning.

Nice presence of AHPC Capricorn from Australia in the top 20. Not having the economic resources of the two giants (Hobie and Nacra) , Greg manages to place his boats in Europe and put 7 of them at the top 20 crews of the main F18 event of the year.
This simple analisys tell us that the Capricorn is for sure a "high class" performer.
Way to go Greg!!


Day3


Day4
Pos Crew boat
No Name
1 Cammas Infusion
1 Coen de Koning Infusion
2 de Koning Infusion
2 Mourniac Tiger
3 Landenberger Capricorn
3 Vaireux Tiger
4 Mourniac Tiger
4 Cammas Infusion
5 Cvarieux Tiger
5 Booth Tiger
6 Gunnar Larsen Infusion
6 Styles Infusion
7 Heemskerk Tiger
7 Larsen Infusion
8 Styles Infusion
8 Landerberger Capricorn
9 MacPherson Infusion
9 Heemskerk Tiger
10 Gnosspelius Capricorn
10 Van der Meulen Capricorn
11 Morvan Cirrus
11 Geijssen Infusion
12 Geijssen Infusion
12 Sasha Larsen Infusion
13 Sellier Diam
13 MacPherson Infusion
14 Reindert Capricorn
14 Helge Capricorn
15 Rommain Infusion
15 Goodall Capricorn
16 Mitch Booth Tiger
16 Ethier Capricorn
17 Taylor Booth Tiger
17 Morvan Cirrus
18 Sasha Larsen Infusion
18 Sellier Diam
19 Farrow Capricorn
19 Gnosspelius Capricorn
20 Goodall Capricorn
20 Wolf Capricorn



Infusion 8 40 % Infusion 7 35 %
Tiger 5 25
Caricorn 7 35
Capricorn 5 25
Tiger 4 20
Diam 1 5
Diam 1 5
Cirus 1 5
Cirus 1 5
Total 20 100
Total 20 100

F18 Worlds Day 4: Landy, Cammas and de Koning at the start line


© J-P Guillou / Groupama
Our favorites in the same picture:

AUS 308 Landenberger Capricorn/Landenberger
FRA 1 Cammas Infusion/Performance Sails (Peter Vink)
NED 3 de Koning Infusion/Performance Sails (Peter Vink)

And of course I cannot leave behind to the Master itself: Mitch Booth! Tiger/Ullman (Soldano)

F18 Worlds Day 4: Results Plate


First timers from Argentina and only South American team, Cruz Smith and Ian Rodger, had a really good day of racing.
With a 7, 29 and a 13th place the crew went from 96 yesterday to 83 in the gral and 17th in the Plate group.
Argentina has recently created an F18 fleet from scratch where Cruz and Ian had few chances to train in numerous fleets.

The 1st day with light weather they finished 37 and 40, for a 75 overall, 2nd day with ocs for a 88 , 3rd day again with light weather for the rather heavy pair and a bad day with 47 and 57 place.
Short on making the gold fleet the argetinean team needed serious weather to get better results, and today they just got what they wanted, a little late though, 15/20knots and an incredible recovery for an inexperienced crew.

Their Laser racing history is quite large so for sure they can apply their knowledge, but cat racing is another sport and they managed to get a really good performance overall till now, even more thinking of their best results in heavy weather when the F18 gets more technical.

So cheers for these 1st timers at an F18 Worlds, they-ll bring back home all things learned to provide enormous feedback for the homeland fleet.


1 GBR 111 Martin Chadder, Great Britain, Sam Chadder 158 35 19 36 -48 35 17 5 9 2
2 SWE 49 Fredrik Karlsson, Sweden, Gustaf Nyblaeus 164 42 -43 40 15 24 26 4 6 7
3 NED 879 Coert van Dam, Netherlands, Marius van Dam 172 34 -36 31 34 30 27 2 10 4
4 BEL 2184 Spilleboudt Jerome, Belgium, Spilleboudt Nicolas 182 -48 30 27 31 29 40 1 18 6
5 FRA 111 Lamotte Benjamin, France, Courtel Gregoire 184 -47 28 17 38 29 41 18 5 8
6 GER 172 Sven Lindastadt, Germany, Susanne Hahn 186 10 -58 44 51 45 24 9 2 1
7 FRA 733 Dubourg, France, Jenouvrier 211 31 25 -51 24 34 35 35 11 16
8 NED 99 Elke Denooz, Netherlands, Harry Schoorl 225 26 -55 22 40 35 45 24 22 11
9 ESP 86 Manolo Garcia, Spain, Manolo Garcia 229 29 34 36 32 43 -46 13 14 28
10 NED 8 Hans Breur, Netherlands, Michael Kijf 230 (dnf) 43 48 46 50 14 17 7 5
11 ITA 969 Giovanni Fantasia, Italy, Lamberto Cesari 243 33 47 28 29 19 (dsq) 8 12 ocs
12 FRA 7 Neau Julien, France, Neau 248 31 41 37 -45 17 44 3 8 dnf
13 ITA 73 Fava Paolo, Italy, Favro Fabrizio 248 37 29 -63 26 46 56 12 27 15
14 AUS 616 Don Dull, Australia, Kegan Dull 249 51 46 -57 37 46 50 6 3 10
15 AUS 999 Andrew Holden, Australia, Brent Kincade 250 40 -54 29 31 47 32 dnf 1 3
16 GER 187 Dirk Sessinghaus, Germany, Tina Vecauteren 265 -56 31 38 50 39 48 34 16 9
17 ARG 2423 Cruz Gonzalez Smith, Argentina, Ian Rodger 266 40 37 (ocs) 39 55 46 7 29 13
18 ESP 2367 Jaime Garcia Roman, Spain, Willy Caamaño 267 46 40 28 35 (bfd) 30 50 20 18
19 GBR 812 David Allan, Great Britain, Hugo Bull 270 38 27 -43 30 42 43 19 4 ocs
20 NED 15 Ad Noordzij, Netherlands, Nelleke Noordzij 281 43 -50 41 50 36 31 29 31 20

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