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Lots of Good Sailing News but more Marine Industry Job losses



Field wide open for Musto Etchells Winter titles
Rob Kothe,
Newport sailor Sails Julian Plante, is one of many skippers looking for his second Etchells Australian Winter title. His best result on the Etchells international scene was a fourth in the 2004 Etchells Worlds, but he like another eleven skippers has not managed to take a second Australian Etchells Winter crown.... [more]
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Win a Laser sailing boat!! - value AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495
Sail-World.com,
What would you do with a new Laser? To celebrate the 2009-2010 season Performance Sailcraft Australasia, the ‘down under' Laser builder has teamed with Sail-World to launch an online competition. http://www.laser-sailing.net/sweepstakes_form.cfm?SSid=32!Enter_online_now!new to win a choice of a Laser 4.7, a Laser Radial or a Laser Standard sailing boat, built by Performance Sailcraft Australasi... [more]
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More big job losses at Riviera - no entitlements being paid
MarineBusinessNews.com,
The Receivers and Managers of Riviera, Deloitte partners Chris Campbell, Vaughan Strawbridge and Richard Hughes, have today implemented the restructure of the Gold Coast - Coomera production facility, with big staff numbers going, this time without entitlements.... [more]
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Big Aussie presence at Holland Regatta
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team is in the final stages of preparation for the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Holland, with racing set to begin on Wednesday morning.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Accommodation still available for Race Week
Kristie Kaighin,
Private luxury apartments, villas and houses available for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week. See wide range of options: www.whitsundayholidays.com.au/hamilton-island-accommodation.html. Special rates now available!... [more]
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Registration opens for Melbourne Club Marine Sail Boat Show
Di Pearson,
Melbourne Club Marine Sail Boat Show is set to make a spectacular return to Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) on the weekend of 14-15 November 2009.... [more]
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Mrs Pickles' first-up win in RYCT Winter Series
Peter Campbell,
Hobart International J24 class sailors Kaye Roberts and Stewart Geeves had a first-up victory with their newly-acquired yacht Mrs Pickles, in the opening race of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's Winter Pennant Series on the River Derwent.... [more]
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Large fleet find consistent breeze for CYCA Winter Series race four
Jennifer Crooks,
130 yachts started race four of the Audi Winter Series 2009 commenced in 10-12 knots of easterly to ENE breeze with a full course being sailed on course B. With mild temperatures and sunshine poking its head through any left over clouds, it was again a wonderful winter day's sailing.... [more]
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More America's Cup Letters - Coutts and Ehman threatened
SNG and GGYC,
As relations become increasingly strained between the two protagonists in the 33rd America's Cup, another exchange of letters took place late last week, which re republish here:... [more]
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Great Barrier Reef Boat Sales trophy - Too close to call
Ian Grant,
Great Barrier Reef Boat Sales trophy - Treasure Vlll held what seemed to be a vice like grip on the four race series, prior to finishing a disappointing ninth in the important race 3 last week.... [more]
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Lisa Blackwood wins women's fleet racing in Hobart
Peter Campbell,
Experienced Hobart woman sailor Lisa Blackwood made a clean sweep of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's women's fleet racing regatta.... [more]
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Images from the finish of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Galway
Various,
Images from the finish of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Galway. Ericsson 4 again took maximum points this morning when she crossed the finish of Volvo Ocean Race leg seven in Galway in first position... [more]
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Sports Boats division planned for Hamilton Island Race Week
Rob Mundle,
Organisers of the 26th edition of Hamilton Island Race Week - which will be staged from August 22 to 29 – are planning a special division for Sports Boats. Beyond that, if any particular class that fits within this category is present in numbers, they will compete in their own division.... [more]
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First four boats complete Leg 7 of Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Ericsson 4 again took maximum points this morning when she crossed the finish of Volvo Ocean Race leg seven in Galway in first position. A huge and very excited Saturday night crowd was on the dockside, principally waiting to celebrate the arrival of Green Dragon, their hometown boat, but Ericsson 4 benefitted from a raucous welcome as they drew alongside.... [more]
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Images from Sanctuary Cove
MarineBusinessNews.com,
The 21st annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has been dominated by the weather. Here is a selection of images from the last few days.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove 21st Boat Show sunshine
Rob Kothe,
The weather has dominated this 21st annual event. From the gale force wind and rain on Wednesday, the opening deferral on Thursday, sunshine on Friday, a sunny and windy morning, followed by midday squalls and then mostly sunshine this Sunday morning.... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week winners decided
KPMS,
The Rolex Capri Sailing Week winners have been decided. Peter Reggio blew the final whistle on Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2009 just before the stipulated cut-off point. Overnight leaders instantly became overall winners... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - All speed to leg 7 finish
Volvo Ocean Race media/competitors,
In the Volvo Ocean Race all but Telefónica Black played their Stealth option overnight to cover the timing of the critical gybe. The sailing continues to be fast and wet, but it has been a thrilling and memorable ride across the Atlantic.... [more]
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O'Leary and Goodbody surf into their first Silver Star Championship
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
It came down to the final set of waves during the eighth race of the 2009 Star Eastern European Championship to determine that Irishmen Peter O'Leary and Tim Goodbody would be awarded their first Silver Star.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Golden Gate off beam with Defender claim?
Richard Gladwell,
Golden Gate Yacht Club would seem to have made a rare error in their almost two year long battle with the America's Cup Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve. In their letter to the Defender, dated 20 May 2009, GGYC stated: 'We assert that the Deed does not permit you to race a two-masted yacht, given that our Challenge Certificate describes a single-masted yacht.'... [more]
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Sanctury Cove Boat Show hits the heights in exhibitors and visitors
Kate Duryea,
The previous few days' record rainfall and threat of more storms did not deter the crowds, with the 21st Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show kicking off with 406 exhibitors and the second highest Friday visitor count in two decades.... [more]
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Coffs Harbour Marina lashed by 6m waves
Jeni Bone,
Known as a safe and sheltered harbour, Coffs Harbour marina is copping a battering in the wild weather that has swept down the east coast.... [more]
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They come in 3's - New TP52 to join Melbourne fleet
John Curnow,
John Williams, Graeme Ainley and Jason van der Slot are three good people and fantastic yachties. ‘Bacardi', ‘Georgia' and ‘Stay Calm' are three great boats. After the sudden loss of ‘Georgia' in last year's Sydney to Hobart, Wiliams and Ainley were left boatless – a very rare event for these venerable, well-travelled sailors.... [more]
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2009 PWA Ulsan World Cup - French talent dominant at Jinha Beach event
© PWA / Andrew Buchanan,
2009 PWA Ulsan World Cup. Antoine Albeau and Valerie Ghibaudo hoist the French flag in Korea. Over the course of the week long event, there were two full days of racing, powered by the local south western thermal wind, which was gusting up to 22 knots both days.... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week Day 3 - Glorious yet testing
KPMS,
Rolex Capri Sailing Week. The crews have been lucky to have Peter Reggio marshalling the racecourse this week. For the first race of the day, Reggio decided to take advantage of the light southerly breeze covering the region at a point where the channel between Capri and Sorrento was squeezing an extra knot or two out of the wind.... [more]
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2009 Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship Report - Day 3
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Flavio Marazzi and Enrico De Maria (SUI), George Szabo and Rick Peters (USA) and Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada (BRA) posted strong results in both races today at the Star Eastern European Championships in Hyeres, France. Scheidt/Prada, who have posted all top-10 finishes are leading the regatta and the Irish, Swiss and Americans are within striking distance.... [more]
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Wild weather doesn't dampen first day of SCIBS
Jeni Bone,
Waters are muddied around Sanctuary Cove and the Gold Coast, following record levels of rainfall. Its world famous beaches are closed thanks to record high tides. But at SCIBS today, skies were blue and the mood was buoyant.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: More Cup Letters, or is it Handbags?
Richard Gladwell,
The Open Letter has been one of the tools of war in the 33rd America's Cup. Two more have been issued in the last couple of days. Their objective is two-fold. First to put information into the public arena, and secondly to encourage the public to see things their way. The PR war being of equal import in America's Cup legal battles, as much as what happens between their respective Learned Friends... [more]
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Young sailor Jessica Watson at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Media Services,
Jessica Watson, who turns 16 next week, from Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, has launched both her quest and the yacht she plans to skipper to become the youngest person to sail solo non-stop and unassisted around the world. The yacht, YOUNGESTROUND.COM will be on display at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, before being stripped for a two month refit ahead of her departure.... [more]
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Australian Title Sponsor announced for Moth World Championships
Event media,
CST Composites 2009 International Moth World Championships will be held from August 8 – 14 in Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA. This is one of the most legendary high wind racing venues in the world, and should provide an incredible backdrop for the World Championships of this cutting edge class.... [more]
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2009 PWA Ulsan World Cup Day 6 - Stand by
© PWA / Andrew Buchanan,
Competitors were greeted by torrential rain as they left for the beach on day six. As forecast, the downpour persisted for the best part of the day, in turn killing off any hope of starting competition.... [more]
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Heli-rescue for hapless yachties aground in Sydney Harbour
BW Media roundup,
It was a surprise awakening for two hapless yachties who found themselves aground on the rocks near Manly in Sydney Harbour at 6.00am yesterday(Thursday).... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week - Day 2
KPMS,
Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2009 moved into its second day. Peter Reggio, the principal race officer, kept the fleet ashore for two hours to allow a westerly breeze to fill in. The Farr 40s got in two races, the remaining fleets raced only once. Farr 40 racing is always tight and no more so than in the lead-up to the world championship. There is little room for error.... [more]
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Women sailors lining up for Tasmanian fleet racing regatta
Peter Campbell,
Sailing the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's fleet of Elliott 5.9 sports boats, the all-women crews, sailing either three or four-up, will sail between three and seven short races, during the annual Sargisons Jewellers Women's Fleet Racing Regatta on the River Derwent.... [more]
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Star Eastern Europeans - after four races
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
As Hyeres, France heads toward its tourist season, the days are longer, the water is warmer and the winds are lighter than they were just three weeks ago during the ISAF World Cup regatta. While common wisdom in Hyeres is that the wind goes right during the day, it has done everything but go right during the first two days of racing during the Star Eastern European Championship.... [more]
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