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BOR back to water after some paper work at NY Court


Photographer: Gilles Martin-Raget

Photographer: Gilles Martin-Raget

Photographer: Gilles Martin-Raget

Photographer: Gilles Martin-Raget
It seems that boths teams are full committed to their sailing programs besides all s*** going on with courts. USA Tri with a new mast, a modified central hull and some techie gadgets.
Check how relaxed crews are, after machines were allowed less work for them, and more for some "privileged" finger pushing the right buttons...!

New AHPC F18!


When good things just get better... a brand new power machine from Australian High Performance Catamarans (AHPC). With that brand name and their history you know what you get when buying a F18 from these guys!
Congrats to Greg , Brett and the entire AHPC team for this new project.



Keep tuned for more news....

No RAK for AC 33

From Alinghi Press
New York Supreme Court orders 33rd
America's Cup to be Deed compliant
New York, USA - (2009-10-27)

The New York Supreme Court today ruled that the 33rd America's Cup, scheduled in February 2010, must take place in a venue in the Southern Hemisphere as per the strict reading of the competition's governing document, the Deed of Gift, or in Valencia, Spain, as the only exception to that rule.

“This is a disappointing result as we were certain that Justice Cahn's May 2008 decision allowed the Defender to chose Valencia or ‘any other location',” said Lucien Masmejan, Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) legal counsel. “Ras Al Khaimah has put enormous time and effort into this 33rd America's Cup project. We thank them and feel sorry for this unexpected result out of the New York court”.

“We are satisfied, however, as Justice Kornreich confirmed that the Deed of Gift Match will be conducted under SNG rules as she had already ruled in a previous court order,” added Lucien Masmejan.

Alter Cup: John Casey- John Williams Champs x2


Photo: Philip Mumm - JC and JW

Photo: Philip Mumm - Champs

Photo: Philip Mumm - Leandro Spina from Argentina 4th
Final Results
All Photos Philip Mumm - from JohnCaseyWorldWide.com
More Info and plenty of pics at
JohnCaseyWorldWide.com

Surf....... on a Cruiser Cat


Full Video

SYZ Foiler: Record attemp and a bow lost!

At full speed SYZ pitchs hard and says good bye to starboard bow. These hulls of course are designed to sail-fly above water surface but pitchs are always a possibility with multihulls.... foliers or not, just remember last Hydroptere crash. Nevertheless an interesting concept for the SYZ , hope they can return asap to contnue flying. Check video of flight-crash

Photos:http: www.syzfoiler.com

8,5 Class: "Dirty deeds"... indeed


Photo: Zoe Hawkins Published in SailingAnarchy.com
Some weeks ago I posted some info of the NZ 8,5mts class, here you have Dirty Deeds going down! They recovered and continued sailing, more one: SailingAnarchy

Alinghi 5 New Mast (and straight boards...)

Madagascar



Hobie Pearl (modified Tiger with wings and jib, gen roller furler) Adventures in Madagascar and Turquey. More on Hobie-cat.net

Alter Cup 09: Day 3

P Team r1 r2 r3 r4 r5 r6 r7 Tot
1 John Casey/John Williams 1 1 1 1 3 2 [4] 9
2 Michael Easton/Tripp Burd 3 2 2-RDS 2 2 1 [5] 12
3 Leandro Spina/Jamie Livingston 2 5 6 3 1 5 [10] 22
4 John Tomko/Paige Railey 3 4 OCS [11] 6 3 1 28
5 Chris Batchelor/Taylor Reiss 4 7 2 9 [11] 7 3 32
6 Olli Jason/Kelly Jason 5 3 7 4 9 [12] 9 37
7 Ken Marshack/Timothy Zenderman 7 11 5 6 4 8 [14] 41
8 Sandra Tartaglino/Glenn Holmes 2 6 8 [12] 8 11 6 41
9 Nigel Pitt/Emilee Pitt 4 8 12 7 5 10 [13] 46
10 Julian Roots/Taylor Palmer 8 [16] 14 13 7 4 2 48
11 Jeffrey Newsome/Susan Korzeniewski 6 13 4 5 10 [15] 12 50
12 Sarah Newberry/Elizabeth Newberry 1 10 17 [17] 12 6 7 53
13 Hyawood Cope/Tina Pastoor 7 12 9 [16] 13 9 11 61
14 John (Jake) Kohl/Tom Hall 5 9 [19] 15 18 13 8 68
15 David Ingram/Kathy Ingram 10 [15] 11 8 15 14 12 70.6
16 Greg Raybon/Dan Rodriguez 10 [20] 13 DNF 17 20 16 87
17 Karl Langefeld/Beth Bonifant 6 [18] 18 14 16 17 17 88
18 Andy Humphries/Chris Amador 8 17 16 [DNF] 14 16 18 89
19 Eric Witte/Eric Witte, Jr. 9 14 15 19 [20] 19 19 94
20 Brent Carlson/Chris Rothmeier 9 19 [RDS] 19 19 18 15 99

Results PDF

Groupama 3: Jules Verne Trophy


© Yvan Zedda
Ten sailors on a mission to conquer the Jules Verne Trophy aboard Groupama 3
Groupama 3
Today, at the Race HQ for the Jules Verne Trophy in Paris, Frédérique Granado, Director of external communications at Groupama and Franck Cammas, skipper of the maxi trimaran, presented the crew who will be setting off on their latest adventure from 1st November onwards. Their mission is to break the round the world record under sail, held since 2005 by Bruno Peyron on Orange 2 with a time of 50 days and 16 hours.
www.cammas-groupama.com

Alter Cup 09: Day 2 Results

John Casey and John Williams still in 1st place-
3rd is my fellow countryman, Leandro Spina racing with Jamie Livingston. No pics available yet...
P Team 1 2 3 4 5 Tot
1 John Casey/John Williams 1 1 1 1 [3] 4
2 Michael Easton/Tripp Burd [3] 2 2-RDS 2 2 8
3 Leandro Spina/Jamie Livingston 2 5 [6] 3 1 11
4 Olli Jason/Kelly Jason 5 3 7 4 [9] 19
5 Chris Batchelor/Taylor Reiss 4 7 2 9 [11] 22
6 John Tomko/Paige Railey 3 4 11-OCS [11] 6 24
7 Nigel Pitt/Emilee Pitt 4 8 [12] 7 5 24
8 Sandra Tartaglino/Glenn Holmes 2 6 8 [12] 8 24
9 Jeffrey Newsome/Susan Korzeniewski 6 [13] 4 5 10 25
10 Ken Marshack/Timothy Zenderman 7 [11] 5 6 4 25
11 Sarah Newberry/Elizabeth Newberry 1 10 17 [17] 12 40
12 Hyawood Cope/Tina Pastoor 7 12 9 [16] 13 41
13 Julian Roots/Taylor Palmer 8 [16] 14 13 7 42
14 David Ingram/Kathy Ingram 10 [15] 11 8 15 44
15 John (Jake) Kohl/Tom Hall 5 9 [19] 15 18 47
16 Greg Raybon/Dan Rodriguez 10 [20] 13 11-DNF 17 51
17 Karl Langefeld/Beth Bonifant 6 [18] 18 14 16 54
18 Andy Humphries/Chris Amador 8 17 16 [21-DNF] 14 55
19 Eric Witte/Eric Witte, Jr. 9 14 15 19 [20] 56
20 Brent Carlson/Chris Rothmeier 9 19 [19-RDS] 19 19 66

Alter Cup 09: John Casey leads the Viper fleet


AHPC Viper F16
Report from Greg sent by Brett Goodall:

“It has been cool and windy.
No sailing on the practise day or the 1st day due to strong winds and 7ft waves (2.2m)
Today was really good conditions 12 knots at the start and then fading to 5 knots by 1pm. A new breeze then blew in 12 – 15knots.
Seas were just a small chop.
Overall leader at this stage in John Casey and John Williams.
They are going very quick.
Boats are doing very well with almost no problems and anything that needs adjusting is minor.
Everyone is surprised by the performance and how hard the boat can be pushed down wind.
We should have some more feedback and photos over the next few days.
Hopefully there will be a report and results on a website for the event.”

Pos Crew R1 R2 Tot
1 John Casey/John Williams 1 1 2
2 Michael Easton/Tripp Burd 3 2 5
3 John Tomko/Paige Railey 3 4 7
3 Leandro Spina/Jamie Livingston 2 5 7
4 Olli Jason/Kelly Jason 5 3 8
4 Sandra Tartaglino/Glenn Holmes 2 6 8
5 Chris Batchelor/Taylor Reiss 4 7 11
6 Ken Marshack/Timothy Zenderman 7 11 18
7 Hyawood Cope/Tina Pastoor 7 12 19
7 Jeffrey Newsome/Susan Korzeniewski 6 13 19

Full Results
www.ahpc.com.au
www.formula16.net

New Nacra 20' Carbon




"Nacra is proud to announce the upcoming launch of its new flagship, the NACRA F20 Carbon. This latest addition to the Nacra range is a new high performance 20 ft catamaran.

Peter Vink, head of the development team: “ The whole development team is very proud to share the first information about the new Nacra F20 Carbon. We have been working with the best-of-the best in the maritime industry to ensure that this is truly a “king of the beach” boat. It will be bigger, wider and faster than anything in-or outside its class”. Although nicknamed “Babyzilla” by the team, it will still be a boat that can be sailed by the local clubracer and be able to win at it’s first outing at the clubrace.

Peter Vink:”We took all the best features and characteristics of our current F18 Infusion, which has won the last two F18 Worlds, and applied it to the new boat, as an example: the rudder system, mast extrusion, beams and some other small bits and pieces, this way we have proven technology on the new F20 Carbon”.

The development was done by world renowned designers, Melvin & Morrelli for hulls, Niels Bunkenburg, A cat guru for the foils, Performance Sails for the rig & sails combined with the in-house knowledge at Nacra."

Pete Melvin:”It is not a coincidence that the hull shape of the new F20 Carbon shows resemblance with the floats of the AC boat, we were able to take the knowledge we gained at the AC project and scale it down to the F20 Carbon. The most noticeable and distinctive feature is the chine that runs from the bow backwards on the hull allowing the water to flow away from the hull. Combining the chine and wave piercing bow with the upperdeck shape reduces drag piercing trough the waves both upwards and downwards”.

Regular production will start any moment and the first boats will be ready to be delivered to the customers in the first months of 2010."

www.nacraeurope.com

Alter Cup on AHPC Vipers F16


US Multihull Championship

October 18 - 22, 2009
Clearwater Yacht Club
Clearwater, Fl
Viper F-16

More Info when available...

Alinghi at RAK



Guido Trombetta/Alinghi www.alinghi.com
Maybe.... some day we'll these machines race against each other...

BA Week 09: You can´t buy yourself Talent


Photo Jorge Cousillas - Lucas and Mariano 1st Place

Photo www.elojonautico.com - Part of the fleet

Photo Jorge Cousillas- Cruz and Ian, 2nd by two points,6 bullets for them! RC behind

Photo Jorge Cousillas - Mariano Heuser
More Photos as the photographers publish them..
Lucas Gonzalez Smith has never participated in any F18 Worlds, though some crews here were able to go. He is being sailing all his life and in 2007 he discovered the F18 as he joined our Racecat project. Since then he sailed, race and promote the new class in a previous 100% monohull community with his Laser friends. Now Lucas is behind the local Cap project but was invited to sail an Infusion as the local Caps are being constructed.
In a tough fight with his brother Cruz and Ian Rodger, Lucas finally trimmed the Infusion and got more comfortable with his teammate, boat owner and Nacra local dealer, Mariano Heuser to win the last 6 regattas for a tiny 2 point lead over the 2nd.
Real close racing between the Infusion and Capricorn, where the crew finally decided the championship by a small margin. All bullets were owned by the 1st and 2nd crews overall.
So you can have the best boat, but to win you also need to be the best sailor, the F18 provide high competive racing between several brands. Our RC with some problems and weight handicap did well maintaning the rythm above 6knots. RC II is on its way for early 2010 along a new wing mast.
The RC I completed its goal, that was creating a class from scratch, now is time for bigger things and a new updated design.

Tornado local sailor, Esteban Blando, took the local F18 to some close situations with a handicaped weight boat, we hope Esteban can sell his Marstrom ;) and join the class full time!
So I´m really glad we could get Cat racing down here, now we need to keep costs down to get a bigger and competitive class.
Thanks to Esteban for his guts racing against the best F18s on the planet (and really good crews) with the RC.

Also many thanks to Andrew Landenberger and Felix Egner from Landenberger One Design for their support from the 1st day when I contacted them for a 1st set back in 2007.
Their sails are top notch and were responsible for the extra performance of our 'old school' hull.
We will equipe our new F18 design with their sails of course!
2nd Arg Nationals: 5,6,7 December.