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Published on September 16th, 2012

* San Francisco, CA (September 16, 2012) – For the third time in four years, Genny Tulloch has won the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship. Tulloch and her crew were dominant this week by winning all 21 matches they raced. They put the finishing touches on this fantastic four-day event by winning 3-0 over Nicole Breault in today’s Finals. Tulloch sailed this week with Margaret Shea (Wilmette, Ill.), Jennifer Chamberlin (Washington, D.C.) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wis.). Breault’s crew consisted of Evan Brown (San Francisco, Calif.), Casey Williams (Belmont, Mass.), and Julie Servais (San Diego, Calif.). — Full report:

* Hamilton, ONT (September 14, 2012) – There was just one race on the fourth and final day of the Star North American Championship, and light winds would provide a climatic setting for the 33-boat fleet. John MacCausland/ Guy Avelon held a four point lead over Arthur Anosov/ David Ceasar entering the race, but after the teams posted a 17 and 14 respectively, they tied for the title. Additionally, Jud Smith/ David Timberlake won the final race, which also put them even on points with the leaders. Courtesy of tiebreakers, John MacCausland/ Guy Avelon were deemed the winners. — Full report:

* Yacht Xiamen, crewed with eight Chinese sailors has just completed the first circumnavigation by a Chinese flagged modern yacht. Xiamen returned triumphantly on Friday after more than 10 months’ voyage of 23,000nm, making it a remarkable record for China’s sailboat sport history. The yacht, which set off on November 3, 2011, is named after ‘Xiamen’, a coastal city in Southeast China, also the start and finish point of the voyage. — Sail-World, read on:

* Ninety-six teams from 12 countries have converged on Rochester, New York for the 2012 J/24 World Championship. Represented at the championship are Argentina, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Peru and the United States. Racing begins on Monday, September 17 and continues through Friday, September 21. Ten races are planned, and live updates will be available all week the event website. — Full report:

* Nautor’s Swan together with historic partners Rolex and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) announced the creation of the Rolex Swan Cup – Caribbean. Taking place March 11-15 2013 at the YCCS Virgin Gorda, the Rolex Swan Cup – Caribbean will include four days of racing under IRC rules, as well as a range of social events. The regatta is open to all Swan yachts built by the Finnish shipyard and is based on the concept of the highly successful Rolex Swan Cup, which has been held biennially in Porto Cervo since 1980. — Full report:

* The 2012 Canadian Yachting Association Annual General Meeting and Conference is in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 26-28. Details here:

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