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Three Gold Medals and French Volvo Trophy success at Youth Worlds
ISAF Media,
The host nation Brazil, along with Hong Kong and New Zealand all secured gold medals whilst France is uncatchable in the Volvo Trophy standings following a bright and breezy day six at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Buzios.... [more]
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Perfect all-in-one sailing gadget, the iPhone? - Part 1
Mark Cherrington,
Apple's much-hyped iPhone has attracted much attention since the global release of the 3G in 2008, with tens of thousands of applications, and more coming. Buried among the many, some of which are rubbish, are others that are excellent and purpose-designed for sailors, as Mark Cherrington describes. This is Part 1 of a 3 Part Series.... [more]
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Santa! For Christmas I would like a big, bright red boat
John Curnow,
And that's exactly what Rob Date got. Started just before Christmas 2008, this new Reichel-Pugh designed CC52 is resplendent with lots of really cool toys and come tonight, she'll be on her way North to play in the sun, first the Audi Sydney to Southport then Meridien Marinas Airle Beach Race Week.... [more]
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49er Worlds -Australian's fifth place after qualifying rounds
Craig Heydon,
The qualifying rounds have finished at the 49er World Championships at Riva del Garda in Italy with the Australian Sailing Team's Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen the leading Australian crew in fifth place.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week entries exceeding expectations
Rob Mundle,
With little more than five weeks to go until the sound of the start gun signals the opening round of competition at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, the regatta is already exceeding expectations. The entry list, which represents a remarkable cross section of keelboats, now exceeds 150,... [more]
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Excalibur Boatbuilder to appeal sentence
Marine Business News,
Melbourne boat builder Alex Cittadini was last week sentenced in the NSW Supreme Court over the deaths of Christopher Heyes, 51, Peter McLeod, Anne-Maree Pope, 30 and Tracey Luke, 32, , who were on board the 15m racing sloop Excalibur when her stainless-steel keel bent then broke away and the vessel capsized off Port Stephens on the NSW mid-north coast in 2002, on a delivery passage south.... [more]
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Aussie crew hit back to reclaim lead in Hobie 16 in Brazil
Craig Heydon,
After two days of weather delays and a scheduled lay day sailing has finally got back underway at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships with the OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team returning to competition well rested and the day's results have shown that.... [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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Win $5000 worth of Marina Berthing at any d'Albora location!
Natasha Jacobs,
Don't miss out on your chance to win $5000 worth of berthing at any of our seven d'Albora Marinas located on prime waterways throughout Sydney, Port Stephens and Melbourne. Akuna Bay, Sydney, Cabarita Point, Sydney, The Spit, Mosman, Sydney, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Pier 35, Melbourne, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney and Victoria Harbour Docklands, Melbourne... [more]
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Divisions Split
Suellen Hurling,
In 2007 Bill Wild's Hugh Welbourn 42 Wedgetail took a clean sweep of the Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race (B2K). In 2008 it was Peter Harburg and his Reichel Pugh 66 Black Jack that dominated the results. In 2009, the divisions will be split ensuring a fair separation of divisions and results to encourage the more laid back racers to enjoy some of the Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race glory.... [more]
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Still need accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week?
Kristie Kaighin,
We only have a few apartments and homes left for the 2009 Hamilton Island Race Week. So be sure to get in quick and secure one of our great deals! We specialise in luxury self-contained apartments and houses.... [more]
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RNZYS leads after Day 2 of the Governor's Cup
Nancy Mellon,
The teams that enjoy and are used to strong winds, had some success today. As of the end of the second day, only Royal New Zealand's Men's team remained undefeated. Also from RNZYS, the first all girl team to race in the Gov Cup won two out of their ten races.... [more]
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Albeau reigns - 2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 7
David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 7 and Antoine Albeau (JP/NeilPryde) has demonstrated that he is currently the best slalom racer in the world with another amazing performance at Pozo Izquierdo. The men's slalom was a furious battle to decide the top five positions. The ocean seemed to take on a new form with the wind blown whitecaps creating an illusion of smoke on the water.... [more]
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49er Worlds - Brits tie going into Finals
Jerelyn Biehl,
British teammates Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes and John Pink and Rick Peacock had a battle on the water to determine who would top the leaderboard going into the finals for the 49er World Championship.... [more]
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Images from the 49er Worlds and the 29erXX Gold Cup
Ingrid Abery images,
More images from photographer Ingrid Abery from the 49er Worlds and the 29erXX Gold Cup, being sailed on Lake Garda, in Italy.... [more]
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New Zealand wins Gold Medal at Volvo ISAF World Worlds
Richard Gladwell,
Although the protocol bound 2009 Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds are not yet completed, New Zealander Sam Meech is assured of winning a Gold Medal in the Boys Laser Radial class. Three races were sailed overnight(NZT) in Buzios, Brazil in a 12kts breeze which built into a beautiful 15-16kt sea breeze.... [more]
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Women's European Radials - Paige Railey wins, Mihelic the Euro Champ
Event Media,
The outcome of the Women's European Laser Radial Championship in Denmark hung in the balance until the very end. It has been a shifty and unpredictable regatta every day on the ever-changing waters of The Sound between Denmark and Sweden, but most sailors believed today was the hardest of all.... [more]
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F18 Worlds in Belgium – Good Old Thursday- Video & Results
Sail-World.com,
The weather gods have not been kind to the 2009 F18 Worlds and today the race committee was feeling the pressure as six qualifying races were needed to validate the championship. Here is the offical report from the F18 Worlds after Good Old Thursday. (at last we have the Good Old Results.)... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team in contention for World Match Race title
Kyle Langford,
The 2009 World Match Racing Tour has reached the half way stage and the Mirsky Racing Team is in contention to take out the world title. The 2009 World Match Racing Tour is set in two periods of events. With a successful completion of the first half MRT looks to the second half to take out the much sought after World Match Racing Champion title.... [more]
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Come 'flathatting' with BOR90 off San Diego
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, takes us 'flathatting' (a low level unauthorised flight) board BOR90, the first yacht built by BMW Oracle Racing in preparation for the 33rd America's Cup on 8 February 2010.... [more]
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49'er Gold Medallists take on the World Match Racing Tour
WMRT media,
Denmark's Olympic sailing gold medalists Jonas Warrer and Martin Kirketerp are exchanging their 49´er dinghy for some serious Match Racing. They have obtained one of the two wildcards to the Danish round of the World Match Racing Tour. The Danish Open will be sailed on the waters off Århus/Marselisborg from the 9th-13th September 2009.... [more]
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Images from 49er Worlds and 29erXX Gold Cup
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery has sent these images from the 49er Worlds and the 29erXX Gold Cup, being sailed on Lake Garda, in Italy.... [more]
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A Full House for Rolex Fastnet Race
J2 Communications,
The Rolex Fastnet Race 300 boat maximum has been comfortably reached. While the UK and France comprise the majority, this year the line-up includes boats from as far afield as Australia, with Rolex Sydney Hobart entrant Berrimilla 2 sailed by Alex Whitworth and Peter Crozier, to the Chilean Desafio Cabo de Hornos, to Karl Kwok's Beau Geste from Hong Kong.... [more]
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Images from the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Worlds: Day 3 and 4
Dave Kneale images,
Top international and Volvo Ocean Race photographer Dave Kneale, took these images from Day 3 and 4. Day 3 was the second day of racing at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Brazil. Racing was lost on day 4 due to a lack of wind, however sailors were treated to a visit from Torben Grael... [more]
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Leaders emerge at 470 Junior Worlds
Event media,
The 470 Class Junior World Championships for men/mixed and women have reached the start of the final series, where two races in light winds were completed today in each event.... [more]
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Australian James Oliver leads African Optimist Championships
RSA Optimist Championship media,
News from the 2009 African Optimist Championships being held in Richards Bay and hosted by the Zululand Yacht Club. Tuesday 14 - Following postponement of the fleet racing, all 36 races in the round robin format Team racing were completed. The only disappointment was that the new IODA team racing course could not be used due to the confines of the sailing area.... [more]
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Alinghi respond with cross-filing in New York Supreme Court
Richard Gladwell,
Ahead of next Tuesday's Contempt Hearing set down for the New York Supreme Court, Societe Nautique de Geneve have cross filed, seeking the Customs House Registry of the Challenger 'USA' .Three documents have been lodged with the Court, seeking to be heard conjointly with the Hearing already called to discuss issues relating to the Rules and so-called Secret Agreements for the event... [more]
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What it's like to sail on board BOR90 - flying off San Diego
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, takes us aboard BOR90, the first yacht built by BMW Oracle Racing in preparation for the 33rd America's Cup on 8 February 2010.... [more]
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Outteridge and Jensen climb the ladder on Day two of 49er Worlds
Craig Heydon,
Reigning 49er World Champion skipper Nathan Outteridge and crew Iain Jensen have had a strong second day of the 49er World Championships in Riva del Garda, Italy, moving up the leader board to fourth overall after six races.... [more]
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Governor's Cup 43rd US Int'l Junior Match Racing Championship
Nancy Mellon,
The Governor's Cup is an ISAF Grade 3 match race series that features a double round robin format providing that each team will sail against each other team twice. On Wednesday, July 15, the Gov Cup teams met with the Race Committee and the fifteen Umpires as they prepared for the start of the official competiton.... [more]
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Railey on the rampage at European Laser Radial Championship
Sailing Intelligence,
First day of the Gold Fleet Finals in the European Laser Radial Championship was tough on everyone. Going into today's Finals racing, the Paige Railey held the lead by a slender point. But her closest rivals - Sarah Steyaert of France and Charlotte Dobson of Great Britain - suffered bad two bad races.... [more]
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Spithill shows great form ahead of ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds
ISAF,
The countdown is on to the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Lysekil, in Sweden, from 27 July-1 August. Australian Katie Spithill won the regatta at Marstrand, showing great form with strong, solid sailing in the DS 37, the same boat type to be used at the World Championship in Lysekil. Spithill, ranked 2 on the Women's ISAF World Match Race Ranking list.... [more]
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2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 6
© PWA / David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 6. Antoine Albeau (JP/NeilPryde) has extended his strong lead over the fleet after another epic day of racing in Gran Canaria.... [more]
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Wind frustrates competitors at 2009 Volvo Youth ISAF Worlds
David Knapman,
For the second time at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship competitors were left frustrated as all racing was cancelled with the breeze failing to materialize in Buzios today.... [more]
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Aquapro overstocked clearance sale
Media Services,
Up to 50% off new Inflatables. Slat floors, air floors, RIB's, console boats all must clear. Once only sale. Call 02-9622-0222 for prices. Aquapro Clearance Sale. RFD are overstocked with new Aquapro inflatables and Family Boats Blacktown are clearing out all excess stock at up to 50% off retail prices, all are below wholesale price. We will ship Australia wide at discount freight rates.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Champion still tops rankings
Robert Deaves, OKDIA,
The final OK Dinghy World Ranking List before next week's OK Dinghy World Championships in Kalmar, Sweden, reveals few changes from the previous issue. In fact the top four stay the same with Karl Purdie (NZL), the 2008 World Champion, still holding onto the number one slot over fellow Kiwi Mark Perrow, even though neither have sailed any additional ranking regattas since February.... [more]
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New Zealand tremor causes tsunami warnings
BW Media,
Alarm bells rang for the South East Australian coast weather forecasters yesterday when a New Zealand earthquake centred near Invercargill sent shock waves across the Tasman, and coastguard services quickly issued tsunami warnings.... [more]
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Dutch lead F18 Worlds after four races - Full results
Sail-World/F18 Event media,
After four races in the qualifying series at the F18 World Championships in Belgium, Misha Heemskerk and Bastiaan Tentij of the Netherlands, sailing 1,2 today and are tied in the lead with Jean-Christophe Mourniac and Alexandre Guyader of France. Francois Morvan and Mathiue (FRA) are third De Koning and Visser (NED) the first day leaders are now fourth. Full results here... [more]
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New ISAF Training and Development Manager appointed
ISAF,
Dan Jaspers has joined the Secretariat of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) as the new Training and Development Manager. Dan Jaspers, originally from Germany but a resident of the UK since the age of eight, joins ISAF from LDC Racing Sailboats, who build RS Fevas, where he was Training and Fleet Sales Manager.... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - Alinghi and BOR90 afloat and ashore - close up
Sail-world.com,
With the lack of Mutual Consent in the current edition of the America's Cup between Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing, there are no rules regarding espionage activities between teams, or indeed what the public can see. Sail-World is happy to run legally obtained images of either BMW Oracle Racing or Alinghi. Latest postings include BOR90's new mast, Alinghi 5's motor and ballast system... [more]
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Catching up with Kenny
PUMA Ocean Racing media,
I'm back in Newport and lying low in general. Regattas are going on all around us and there is nothing I would rather not do than sail right now. Casey went out on the Rambler last weekend and reported that it was interesting. Craig Satterthwaite did the Transpac. I think everyone else is laying low too - well deserved, I might add.... [more]
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OAMPS Insurance Brokers NSW Youth Championship NoR Now Available
Daniel Williams,
Held annually the OAMPS Insurance Brokers NSW Youth Championship is the pinnacle youth Sailing Event in NSW. This year the event will be held on the October long weekend the 3rd to 5th October 2009 at Georges River 16s Sailing Club. The Championship is a unique event open to all sailors who are Yachting Australia members and who are under 19 years of age as at the 31st of December in the y... [more]
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Nothing can stop him now! - youngest round-world solo
Nancy Knudsen,
There's nothing that canstop him now!! Barring almost impossible-to-imagine events, Californian 17-year-old Zac Sunderland is about to become the youngest sailor on earth to circumnavigate the world solo. He will break the record held since November 1996 by Australian David Dicks who completed his eight month trip when he was 18 years and 41 days old.... [more]
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Alinghi respond to America's Cup Contempt Hearing issues
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) have issued the following statement in reaction to the latest Golden Gate Yacht Club legal action. Sail-World has spoken with several sources in connection with this matter. None would comment on the record. It would seem that the 33rd America's Cup will, as with all other sailing events, be sailed under the current version of the ISAF Racing Rules... [more]
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Alegria crew keen to retain Australian Ocean Racing Championship title
Ian Grant,
Mooloolaba offshore yacht racing skipper Rod Jones and his Alegria crew have the proven potential to extend their lead in the 2009 Australian ocean racing championship during the 384n/ml Audi Sydney to Gold Coast race.... [more]
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Aussies in top ten after Day 1 of 49er Worlds
Jerelyn Biehl/Sail-World.com,
Brits Dave Evans and Simon Hiscocks have taken the early lead of the 87 boat fleet at the 49er World Championship, being sailed on Lake Garda, Switzerland. Euan McNicol and Sam Newton (AUS) sixth, Nathan Outteridge, Iain .Jensen are eighth,... [more]
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Saving the Ironclad Cerberus
Ted Browne,
in the 1870's HMVS Cerberus was the pride of the New Navy of the colony of Victoria & perhaps the most powerful warship in the Southern Hemisphere. Today the owner & artists of Pivotal Galleries are joining with sailors & historians to try to save this unique piece of Australian & maritime heritage. Save the Cerberus will run from 7-18 October 2009 & feature over a dozen new original art works.... [more]
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2009 Australian School Team Racing Championships - Day 4
Suellen Hurling,
The final day of racing for the students competing in the 2009 Australian School Team Racing Championships proved to be the toughest of the four-day competition.... [more]
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2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam Day 5 - Albeau pushed to the edge
PWA - David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam Day 5. New challenges awaited the fleet at Pozo this morning, with a course format that favored the more technical sailor. A six-mark layout shortened the broad reaches and increased the pressure at the gybes, forcing a day of tight and unforgiving racing.... [more]
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2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship Lay Day
Event media,
2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship. After an exhilarating opening ceremony and four races held across all events, today has been the lay day for the young sailing stars. The 39th edition of the Youth Worlds is taking place in the coastal town of Buzios, Brazil, in the Rio de Janeiro state.... [more]
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Top Australian Marinas Award

It's good to know in advance that the marina you about to use has a good reputation, and two marinas - adjacent to each other geographically - have won the title of 'Australian Marina of the Year' in their own class for 2009... [more]
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Court Hearing date set for new Rules and ISAF issue in America's Cup
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
At Golden Gate Yacht Club's request, today the Supreme Court of the State of New York issued an order directing the defender, Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), to show cause why it should not be held in contempt of court for failing to comply with the America's Cup Deed of Gift by denying GGYC its rights, as the next America's Cup challenger of record, as detailed in the Order and Judgment.... [more]
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The new book that solves the mystery of HMAS Sydney
Mainsheet Media,
This new book, based on the author's decryption and interpretation of German coded accounts and interviews with German survivors, pieces together the desperate fight to the death between the two ships whose wrecks were finally located on the seabed in March 2008.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship - second day of racing
ISAF,
Seven nations continue to occupy the seven top spots after a testing second day of racing at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Buzios, Brazil.... [more]
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