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On the Water at Hamilton Island



Audi Hamilton Race Week Progressive Results after Day 2
Sail-World.com,
Full Revised Results after protests and some rating revisions.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Scarlet Runner moves into the lead
Lisa Ratcliff,
Results for yesterday's opening race for the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week IRC grand prix division 1 boats shuffled overnight following arbitration between Wild Joe and Wot Now, and the discovery of a rating office error that has affected Wild Oats X's handicap placings.... [more]
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470 World Championships Day 1
Sailing Intelligence,
470 World Championships - Conditions could not have been better for the opening day of racing in Denmark. At the end of day one, in the Men's division three teams are locked on four points with two more on five.... [more]
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Aussies in contention at Laser Worlds
Craig Heydon,
Defending World Champion Tom Slingsby is in 12th position after three days of racing at the 2009 Laser World Championship in Halifax, Canada. The Australian Sailing Development Squad's Ashley Brunning is leading the way for the Australian sailors in Halifax and is currently in sixth place. Brunning claimed victory in race four and followed it up with a fourth in the day's final race... [more]
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2009 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 3 Weather
Kenn Batt,
With the very loose ridge axis still over the area, the winds will be light and flicky again today. There will be an overall tendency for the wind direction to draw onshore due to the sea breeze component. Like yesterday there is the potential for pockets of stronger wind to occur so be prepared for another Great Race Course Relocation Armada.... [more]
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First ever MedCup Hat Trick for Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand became the first team ever to win three consecutive MedCup Circuit regattas when they clinched the Portugal Trophy for the TP52 Series today off Portimao, winning by just 1.5 points from Torbjorn Tornqvist's Artemis.... [more]
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RYCT Winter Series - Pisces catches the breeze
Peter Campbell,
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Winter Series report. Offshore racing team David Taylor and Graham McKibben showed their skills in flat-water river racing today when they scored their first win of the RYCT Winter Series on the River Derwent today with the Sydney 36 Pisces.... [more]
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Laser World Championship - Day 4 cancelled, Day 3 report updated
Event media,
Racing for Day Four of the 2009 Nautel Laser World Championships is cancelled due to the effects of Hurricane Bill. St. Margaret's Bay was back to true form for day three of the 2009 Laser Worlds providing ideal conditions for racing and a change in the leader board.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Cruisin' under sunny skies
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. All divisions apart from the IRC grand prix fleets had a mixed bag today, enjoying plenty of warm winter sunshine, cloudless skies and conditions 'just like the postcards' commented Balance skipper Paul Clitheroe, but with one important ingredient noticeably absent – wind.... [more]
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Crosbie Lorimer's images for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 2
Crosbie Lorimer,
Breeze for some and none for others was today's recipe. IRC had a scheduled morning start while for the cruisers there was three hours of R and R on the water before being commanded north in search of the capricious breeze. Crosbie Lorimer followed the windless and the wind-blessed to capture these images.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Brady pushes the limit
Lisa Ratcliff,
After finishing almost bottom of the pile in yesterday's opening race, Alan Brierty's RP63 Limit displayed some threatening form today, New Zealand America's Cup import Gavin Brady showing plenty of grit on the wheel at the start of the second windward/leeward as he shaved the pin end smack bang on the starting signal and backed it up with the all important handicap win.... [more]
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The Hamilton Armada
Rob Kothe Sail-world.com,
The Sailing Instructions for the 26th annual Audi Race Week at Hamilton Island list a total of 21 different race courses. The unseasonably light wind conditions are meaning that race officials are having to think on their feet.... [more]
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Mariner Boating Holidays renews commitment to Variety Splash
Trevor Joyce,
Mariner Boating Holidays Renews its commitment to the Variety Splash and adds weight to its Profile in Melbourne. A goal has been set to raise $20,000 for Variety by selling tickets to the yachting community in a raffle with the first prize donated by Mariner Boating Holidays; a trip for two to the Croatia Yacht Rally in September 2010 including international airfares worth more than $15,000.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 2 images from Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini images/Sail-World.com,
Images from Andrea Francolini of Day 2 at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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Vendee Globe: Paprec-Virbac is being built in New Zealand
Vendee Globe Media,
Jean-Pierre Dick, who was forced to retire from the last Vendée Globe after damage to his steering system, announced shortly after returning to France that he would be re-entering the solo round the world race aboard a new boat designed by Verdier/VPLP, the designers of Safran, considered to be one of, or maybe even the absolute best of the 60-foot boats from 2008.... [more]
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Chicago Match Cup - Swinton into semi-finals
CMC media,
Chicago Match Cup: The top three in the standings from yesterday continued their winning ways today by qualifying for tomorrow's Semi-Final Round in the inaugural Chicago Match Cup.... [more]
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Laser World Championships - A shuffle of the leaderboard
Event Media,
2009 Nautel Laser World Championships Day 3. With four races competed (allowing for one drop), there's more shuffling at the top of the fleet... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 2 Weather - light again!!
Issued by Kenn Batt,
Today is expected to be a lot like yesterday! The only consolations being the sunny and warm conditions and the wonderful scenery.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Today's Sunrise and Progressive Results
Sail-World.com,
Another beautiful morning on Hamilton Island for the start of Day 2 of the 26th annual Race Week series. We will have the detailed weather forecast shortly.... [more]
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No Racing, but changes afoot in Audi MedCup

With no racing possible today due to the lack of breeze the Audi MedCup Circuit and the TP52 Class Association took the opportunity to present some of the changes to the class rule which will be applied for the 2010, and to confirm the dates for the five events which will comprise next year's Audi Med Cup Circuit. The Portugal Trophy regatta in Portimao was the venue for the TP52 Class Association... [more]
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Laser Worlds 2009 Halifax Canada - Day 2/3 Hurricane Ahead
Event Media/Sail-World.com,
Only one race was completed, on a day the Race Committee hoped to get three races in. Two fleets managed to get in a quick race, but the third fleet proved anxious. There were numerous general recalls for sailors crossing the line early, more than 20 sailors black flagged (which took them out of the race), including 2007 and 2008 World Champion Australia's Tom Slingsby.... [more]
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2009 Archipelago Raid - Sweden's team Thule takes the win
Daniel Ferrando,
The Archipelago Raid 2009 finished today with Swedish team Thule as winners. Martin Strandberg and Johan Örtendahl made an extraordinary final effort to claim first prize.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - More Images
Rob Kothe,
A glorious day in the Whitsundays - day one of the 26th annual Hamilton Island Race Week. Here are some more images from Sail-World.com... [more]
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Cruising divisions enjoy conditions - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Lisa Ratcliff,
While the IRC classes stretched out over the 22 nautical mile Lindeman Island course on day one of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, the remaining divisions enjoyed the best of the breeze which steadily built from just shy of five knots to a respectable 10 knots.... [more]
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Ben sets sail for Hamilton Island Race Week
Hamilton Island Media,
Ben Southall, Tourism Queensland's Best Job in the World Island Caretaker, is preparing for an action-packed week of on and offshore activities as part of the 26th annual Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The Doll keeps winning
Rob Kothe,
Light weather sailing conditions for the first race in the 2009 Audi Race Week at Hamilton Island. For the IRC Grand Prix divisions 1 and 2 and IRC Invitation fleet it was the 23.5 nautical mile Lindeman Island Race.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week - Living Doll issues an early challenge
Lisa Ratcliff,
As predicted, Michael Hiatt's Living Doll made light work of the shifty breeze, scoring the first points on the IRC ladder and issuing a serious challenge to the rest of the hot IRC division 1 fleet.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Day 1 in Pictures by Andrea Francolini
Sail-World Andrea Francolini,
Hamilton Island Day 1 in Pictures by Andrea Francolini... [more]
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Can bananas stop Martin in 505 Worlds?
Rich Roberts,
Bananas, black cats and winning the prelude regatta to a major event---bring 'em all on, because it doesn't matter to Mike Martin, the skipper favored to win the 2009 SAP 505 World Championship that starts Sunday, sponsored by SAP and APL and hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club.Nine races are scheduled on seven days through Saturday---two each on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday and one on Monday, Fr... [more]
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Hamilton Island series-Duel resumes between Black Jack and Wild Oats X
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week opened in stunning fashion with close to 200 boats taking to the water for the opening Lindeman Island Race, which finished in Dent Passage using the flagstaff on the new Hamilton Island Yacht Club as one end of the line.... [more]
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Laser World Championship Day 2 report and images
Event media,
Day two of the Laser World Championships proved more exercise for volunteers hauling race marks than for the athletes. While the 169 athletes competing in the 2009 Nautel Laser World Championships were having a rough day on the water, on land, organizers were preparing a contingency plan for Hurricane Bill. It's currently forecast to brush Nova Scotia on Sunday.... [more]
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Chicago Match Cup Day 1 - Swinton takes early joint lead
CMRC media,
Chicago Match Cup day one. Argentine and Aussie teams each amass six wins on a difficult shifty day at the Chicago Match Cup. The offshore westerly breeze today varied not only in strength from 8 to 20 knots, but also shifted wildly in direction, making each match a challenge for all teams to properly read the shifts.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team bowman Graeme Spence sails the Fastnet
Graeme Spence - MRT Bowman,
Report from Graeme Spence, Mirsky Racing Team's bowman, who has had a busy few months, including sailing in the Fastnet race. Since completing a week in France working with Oliver Bonds mini transat I have returned to Cowes to finish preparing David Walters J39 for the Fastnet, and also competing in the race.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day One Weather
Kenn Batt,
Today can be summed up as a yachtie's nightmare - light and flicky winds coupled with strong tides. The only consolation will be the sunny and warm conditions and the wonderful scenery.... [more]
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Graham Brown wins Inaugural Australian RC Laser Championship
Cliff Bromiley,
After two days of outstanding competition, Sydney sailors cleaned up the trophies in this milestone event.... [more]
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470 Men and 470 Women World Championships - Tricky week ahead
Sailing Intelligence,
The 159 teams taking part in the 470 Men and 470 Women World Championships have now arrived in Rungsted, Denmark, where measurement is currently taking place prior to Sunday's start of racing proper, run by the Royal Danish Yacht Club.... [more]
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Archipelago Raid Day 5 images
Thierry Martinez,
Here are some images of Day 5 in 2009 Archipelago Raid from photographer Thierry Martinez.... [more]
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Open minded and on top of the leaderboard on Day 3 of Audi MedCup
AudiMedCup Media,
A polished performance from Paul Cayard and the crew of Artemis won them their second consecutive coastal race and promotes them to the top of the overall leaderboard of the TP52 Series at the Portugal Trophy off Portimao Cayard attributes some of their success to date at this regatta to always remaining open minded about this venue, not bowing to preconceptions set from two previous TP52 MedCu... [more]
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Images of San Francisco: 505 North American's - Final Day
Erik Simonson,
Erik Simonson of MarineMediaAlliance.com was on the water today and provided this gallery from the final day of the North American 505 Championships, won by Mike Martin and Jeff Nelson.... [more]
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Chicago Match Cup - Competition begins
Event media,
Today one-on-one match race competition will begin for the inaugural Chicago Match Cup, organized by the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC).... [more]
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Archipelago Raid - Swedes lead
Event media,
Archipelago Raid - Swedish Team Thule Strandberg/Örtendahl is increasing their lead doing 18 knots of boat speed in the strong southerly breeze. The wind has picked up since the start this morning and is averaging on 20 knots. Some boats have capsized due to the fairly rough conditions.... [more]
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Entries open for 2010 Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race Series
Damian Devine,
With the release of the Notice of Race, entries have opened for the 29th Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race and associated series hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport, Sydney. A Category 2 event, the 226nm Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Ocean race gets underway on the 2nd January 2010 at 1pm and is part of a 4 race series in association with the Coffs Harbour Yacht Club.... [more]
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Missing Hobart yachtsman: murder charge
Peter Campbell,
A Hobart woman has been charged with the murder of her defacto partner following a long and complex police investigation.... [more]
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Temperature set to rise at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Lisa Ratcliff,
A light wind regime and increasing temperatures over the coming days are set to test the stamina of the 194 navigators gearing up for the 26th edition of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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Laser World Championship - Day 1
Event media,
The first day of racing at the Laser World Championships. Conditions were ‘Laser' perfect with clear skies and winds ranging from 18 to 20 knots (35 to 39 kilometres per hour) and water temperatures at 19 Celsius.... [more]
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Australian crews prepare for racing at 470 World Championship
Craig Heydon,
The continued development of a new pairing and returning Gold medalists highlight the Australian Sailing Team's 470 World Championship campaign with racing set to begin in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 23 August.... [more]
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Laser World Championship Day One - Slingsby seventh
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Tom Slingsby has finished day one of the 2009 Laser World Championship in seventh position after two races in Halifax, Canada... [more]
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Quantum Sails to expand presence in Australia and Asia
Quantum Sails Design Group Media,
Well known Australian sailing industry professional Carl Crafoord has joined forces with Quantum Sail Design Group to deliver an expanded Quantum Sails presence in Australia and Asia.... [more]
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High-tech Sydney Rigging packages customised and online
Tracey Johnstone,
Wherever a yacht is in the world Sydney Rigging Specialists has the capability to design, deliver and support customised high-tech rigging packages, no matter what size or type boat.... [more]
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Nominations invited: ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2009
ISAF Media,
Nominations are now invited for the 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. The nominees and winners since the first presentation in 1994 form an exceptional roll call of the world's top sailors from all disciplines of the sport.... [more]
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Eight weeks to go for the Rolex Middle Sea Race
Rolex Regatta News,
Two months out from the start of an event the stature and complexity of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, most yacht clubs would be happy to be entering the home straight of processing competitor registrations. Not the Royal Malta Yacht Club. Not only are they organising this 606 nautical mile offshore race, they are preparing to start it from a new line and with the new yacht club premises still in buil... [more]
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Team NZ's US lawyer joins BMW Oracle Racing legal team for new fight
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Further legal action in the next few days would seem to be likely with today's announcement that David Boies, has joined the Golden Gate YC legal team. Boies was previously retained by Team New Zealand in their case against Alinghi and owner Ernesto Bertarelli to pursue claims that the Swiss team had reneged on contractual undertakings to stage the 33rd America's Cup in 2009.... [more]
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2009 Notice of Race for Melbourne to Stanley available now
John Curnow,
The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's Sailing Committee have now published the 2009 Notice of Race for Melbourne to Stanley. So if you're heading South in any of the races this Christmas, you know what you have to do...... [more]
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Etchells QLD State Championship Notice of Race and Entry now online
Tracey Johnstone,
The Wharf Tavern Etchells Queensland State Championship 2009 Notice of Race and Entry Form are now online. Queensland, inter-state and overseas Etchells sailors are invited to make the trek north to Mooloolaba for the 13 to 15 November regatta which promises to deliver great racing and superb local hospitality.... [more]
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Young man with wide open ocean future ahead of him
Tracey Johnstone,
Australian Casey Smith has just completed his first Volvo Ocean Race as bowman aboard PUMA which finished the gruelling 37,000 nautical mile 2008-09 race in second place. Smith hails from the small town of Mooloolaba located on the east coast of Australia in the sunny state of Queensland. He started his sailing as a young fellow racing Sabots then progressed to skiffs before moving into the... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - Race replayed
Event Media,
La Solitaire du Figaro. The Race replayed. It was a magnificent spectacle in Lorient on July 30th, as the 52 skippers left in bright sunshine on the first leg of the 40th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro.... [more]
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PredictWind Forecasting Light Winds for Hamilton Island Race Week
Nathan May,
The much anticipated Hamilton Island Race Week is scheduled to kick off today with all classes taking part in the Lindeman Island Race. PredictWind's five-day forecast is predicting winds to remain around 9Knts for todays race and to stay below 10Knts for the remainder of the five-day forecast.... [more]
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Medcup Circuit 2009 Portugal Trophy - Familiar faces at the top
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi Medcup Circuit 2009 Portugal Trophy. The gusty, puffy breeze was, once more, rich with both pitfalls and opportunities. Even when the north westerly had kicked in and the wind topped 20-21 knots there were lines of lighter breeze to avoid.... [more]
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