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April 2010 

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Western Hemsiphere
Photos by Fried Elliott

Axel Hampe/Chris Conrads (GER)

Mark Rounding

2010 Western Hemisphere Champions
Tyler Bjorn and Richard Clarke (CAN)
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The preliminary entry list for the 2010 European Championship to be sailed June 5-13 at Viareggio, Italy, shows 50 entries as of April 23. Deadline for entry is May 19.

Entry is also available for the Eastern Hemisphere Championship (September 8-12 at Hamburg, Germany).

March-April Racing Results
In Miami, the Bacardi Cup had 84 entries with Rick Merriman and Phil Trinter being the best of the lot..

At Mallorca, Spain the ISAF World Cup Princesa Sofia was won by Diego Negri and Ferdinando Colaninno

Before the Western Hemisphere Championship in Nassau, the traditional Harry Knowles Series was sailed with Rick Merriman and Phil Trinter taking the trophy. The Silver Star Champions for the Western Hemispheres are Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn. They provided a regatta report on the event, courtesy of the Canadian Yachting Association.

The first race of the year in Germany, Fruhjahrsverbandsregatta Alster, was won by Michael Ilgenstein and Tim Froeger. This was followed by the Spring Trophy (Uli Seidlitz Memorial) and the winners were Frank Tusch and Sven Winkelmann. The Marinepool Supercup belonged to Fritz Girr and Bernhard Schaefer and the Kellersee Star Cup was a second win for Michael Ilgenstein, this time sailing with Philip Behn.

In Switzerland, Christoph Burger and Renato Marazzi won the Oster-Regatta on the Lake of Thun and  Werner Fritz won the Bodenseemeisterschaft . Also sailed on the Bodensee, the Hammond Perkin Trophy was won by Hubert Merkelbach and Gerrit Bartel.

In Italy, the Autunno Inverno Salodiano regatta on Lake Garda was won by Roberto Benamati. At Viareggio, the  Coppa di Pasqua winners were Nicola Celon and Edoardo Natucci. The PDV Fleet Championship was won by Enrico Chieffi and Manlio Corsi and Giulio Gatti / Ermes Costa were first boat at the Trofeo Amici Dell'Europeo.

In Greece, the Athens Eurolymp Week  winners were Emilios Papathanasiou and Pachomios Papastefanou.

At Nice, France,  Jacques Puissegur and Louis Enjalbert were the best at the Coupe Filance .

On the USA's west coast in California, Eric Doyle and Rick Peters won the ABYC Olympic Classes and further north in Washington state, Derek De Couteau and Linda Koran won the Black Star Regatta. On the Chesapeake Bay of the east coast, Ben Fransen and Andy Noel won the SSA Spring Regatta and  Eliot Oldak and Chris Hardin took the Annapolis Spring Regatta.

In Brasilia, Brazil after the 2010 World Championship, the Pre-Olympics Brasil regatta winners were Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada in a tiebreaker with Torben Grael and Marcelo Ferreira. The IV Taca Comandante Fernandes, also sailed at Brasilia, was won by Lars Grael and Ronald Seifert. In Rio de Janeiro, Alessandro Pascolato and Henry Boening won the Regata Aniversario 90 Ano do ICRJ and Gastao Brun and Gustavo Kunze won both the Torneio Roberto Bueno and the Regata Flotilha de Star.

Argentina's Pre-Olympico Buenos Aires was won by Alberto Zanetti and Gustavo Warburg
Coming Up Update your District's calendar

District 9 Zuercher Fruehlingspreis 2010 05/01/2010 - 05/02/2010
District 14 Regata Nazionale Star-Scarlino 05/07/2010 - 05/09/2010 
District 14 Expert Olympic Garda 05/12/2010 - 05/16/2010
District 10 Stickan Wikstrom - Fin GP1 05/15/2010
District 5 Rollins Bowl 05/22/2010 - 05/23/2010
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