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Summer in Spring, sailing news from Australia and the world. These week the Sail-World Australia team are on Magnetic Island. You wish you were here!

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Magnetic Island Race Week - Black Rose and the Vikings
Rob Kothe,
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week - images from beautiful Magnetic Island in Queensland far north.... [more]
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Quantum Sails aims for bigger market share
Tom Pierce,
Last month well known Australian sailing industry professional Carl Crafoord joined forces with Quantum Sail Design Group to deliver an expanded Quantum Sails presence in Australia and Asia. Now he explains the Quantum Difference.... [more]
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Will America's Cup legal disputes ever end?
Eric Sharp, Freep.com,
If you're a law student and wondering what would be a lucrative field to enter, give serious consideration to becoming a lawyer for the Swiss or American teams fighting over the rules for the next America's Cup. It's looking like this dispute will carry you into retirement.... [more]
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B14 European Championship 2009 images
Ingrid Abery images/Sail-World.com,
Neil Pryde sailing B14 European Championship 2009 images from Ingrid Abery.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships Day 4
Katie Ashworth,
SB3 World Championships Day 4 report. With a forecast promising a building breeze, the fleet head out of the marina with big grins onboard. Today was going to be exciting, very exciting for the competitors.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week Accommodation 2010 - Early Bird Special
Kristie Kaighin,
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week Accommodation special for 2010. Secure your accommodation with only 10% deposit now and 10% deposit in January 2010. Did you like your accommodation for Race Week 2009? Why not rebook now and take advantage of a reduced deposit payable upfront. All the best options book early, so make sure you confirm your favourite accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 201... [more]
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Big guns are ready for APC Logistics Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta
TD media TD Media,
Big guns ready for the APC Logistics Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta which will be held on Sydney's Pittwater over the NSW labour day October long weekend. This years 3 day Regatta has attracted a number of Australia's highest rated multihulls. Tony Considine's, Grainger 10 cat Mad Max and Darren Drew's all carbon Grainger 9.5 cat Indian Chief will be going head to head in an impressive fleet of l... [more]
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New Zealand Womens crews Aussie Matchracing Nats - Day 4
Susannah Pyatt,
Two New Zealand Womens teams are competing at the Australian Women's Match Racing Nationals: Stephanie Hazard - Helm, Susannah Pyatt - Main, Miranda Powrie - Bow; and Samantha Osborne - Helm, Jenna Hansen - Main, Raynor Smeal - Bow in the second crew. They filed the following reports on Day 4's racing:... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team - St Moritz Day 2 report
Kyle Langford,
Day two of the fight for the 'King of the Mountain' again brought a variety of conditions, as Mirsky Racing Team secured another two wins from two races. Shifty winds ensured that the racing was never over until the boats crossed the finish line.... [more]
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A New Race Seven of the 2009 Melbourne Winter Series
John Curnow,
Victorian sailors asked for it and here it is - news of the 'new' Race Seven of the 2009 Melbourne Winter Series. From a series point of view, this is going to make it all the more interesting, as you cannot drop the Melbourne to Geelong race and there are a few boats very close to each other in all the divisions.... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championships - Smiles all round
Event media,
2009 Nautel Laser Masters World Championships. The sea breeze returned to St. Margaret's Bay on Thursday. 'There were a lot of smiles out there today,' said Gerry Giffin, president of the Canadian Yachting Association and a competitor. 'This is what people came here for, some great days of racing.'... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race - Strong day for Williams and Gilmour
MaxComm,
St Mortiz Match Race. After a short delay for the weather to improve the Race Committee got racing under way just after lunchtime and benefited from a good breeze – although quite shifty and not as strong as yesterday – to complete eight flights. Altogether the twelve teams racing in St. Moritz Match race have finished 18 flights in two days out of the 22 required to complete the Round Robin.... [more]
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Australian Women's Match Racing Championship winner decided
Jennifer Crooks,
compasscard Australian Women's Match Racing Championship. The Australian Sailing Development Squad's Nicky Souter has won the event on a count back after the breeze dropped before the finals could be run on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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2009 Tornado World Championship Day 4
Rob Kothe,
The forecast North wind arrived early on Lake Garda today, but she brought again light and tricky conditions for the Tornado catamarans sailing in the 2009 Tornado World Championship and the series leaders Bundock and Ashby took a dive today.... [more]
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America's Cup: Statement from the Société Nautique de Genève
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat. Alinghi Media,
Fred Meyer, Vice-Commodore of the Societe Nautique de Geneve, current Defenders of the America's Cup, has issued the following statement commenting on the America's Cup latest litigation initiated by the Challenger, Golden Gate YC... [more]
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2009 Australian Match Racing Championship
Damian Devine,
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in conjunction with Yachting Australia plays host to the Australian Match Racing Championships to be held between the 4th -8th September, with racing on majestic Pittwater. Nine teams will contest this ISAF Grade 3 event with racing on the Club's fleet of Force 24s keelboats.... [more]
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'Bored with going really really fast and doing high speed cartwheels'
Erik Simonson www.MarineMediaAlliance.com,
Erik Simonson from www.MarineMediaAlliance.com was on hand fro Day 3 of the International 18ft Skiff Series in San Francisco 'Bored with going really really fast and doing high speed cartwheels....The boys at the 18 class have introduced a new discipline to their routine...massive wake jumping... you decide the 2009 winner!'... [more]
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Telefonica wins 2009 ORC 670 World Championship
ORC Media,
In conditions which varied from strong winds and rough seas to drifting at less than 1 knot, Pedro Campos' X-37 Telefonica (ESP) has claimed overall victory in the 2009 ORC 670 World Championship, hosted by Real Club Náutico de A Coruña. On the strength of first place finishes in five out of nine inshore and offshore races, Campos and team defeated 15 other teams representing Spain, Portugal, Aust... [more]
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Record smashing fleet anticipated for HSBC Premier Coastal Classic
Wilde Media Limited,
A 100 foot record setter, a sistership to Emirates Team New Zealand's new boat, and the return of an old friend fondly nicknamed the ‘pink pig'?. The race to Russell at Labour Weekend is going to be one for the record books, in all senses of the word as Alfa Romeo, Split Enz and new 52 footer confirm intention to race to Russell.... [more]
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Gretel II returns to racing with Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Peter Campbell,
The beautifully restored former America's Cup challenger Gretel II will return to yacht racing this coming Saturday. Gretel II will line-up in the competitive Division 1, with a fleet of 106 yachts so far entered in four mixed divisions and in the one-design Etchells, Dragon and Yngling classes for the opening day of the summer season of 2009-2010.... [more]
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18' Skiff International Regatta - Small rigs rule the day
Rich Roberts,
18' Skiff International Regatta report from day three. Big rig or small rig? That was the decision some of the players had to make on day three of the regatta.... [more]
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Golden Gate YC lodges Motion over fairness of Rules for America's Cup
Golden Gate YC Media,
Tom Ehman, of Golden Gate Yacht Club has issued the following statement regarding motions filed in the New York Supreme Court today. 'Our reasons are clear: Recent actions by Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) to unfairly manipulate the rules continue their disturbing pattern of misconduct as Trustee of the oldest trophy in sports.... [more]
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Impressive IRC fleet lines up as St. Francis YC to honor Blackaller
Rolex Big Boat Series News,
2009 Rolex Big Boat Series On Wednesday, Sept 9 the St. Francis YC will pay homage to Blackaller, a member of the StFYC who passed away in 1989, with a special presentation lead by Paul Cayard. 'It just seemed logical to do something special to remember such a great personality and great sailor,' said Cayard, a StFYC member who refers to Blackaller as his 'sailing father, someone who had a huge ef... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team well placed after day one St. Moritz Match race
Kinley Fowler,
St. Moritz Match race. The battle to decide who will be King of the Mountain began today. The tricky mountain breeze coupled with the custom designed Blu26 Swiss lake boats provided all twelve teams with a tough and tiring day of racing.... [more]
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New Zealand Womens crews Aussie Matchracing Nats - Day 3
Susannah Pyatt,
Two New Zealand Womens teams are competing at the Australian Women's Match Racing Nationals: Stephanie Hazard - Helm, Susannah Pyatt - Main, Miranda Powrie - Bow; and Samantha Osborne - Helm, Jenna Hansen - Main, Raynor Smeal - Bow in the second crew. They filed the following reports on Day 3's racing:... [more]
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SB3 World Championships - Burlton hangs on
Katie Ashworth,
SB3 World Championships. Race winners today included Roger Hudson/Taariq Jacobs, Rob Gullan and David Hudson. Catching up with them as they came ashore, they all had plenty to report after what has clearly been a really challenging day in terms of the competitive fleet and shifting wind.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - St. Moritz Cup Day one
Tour media,
The twelve teams involved in the St. Moritz Match Race and the quest for the sixth stage of the World Match Racing Tour had a great time today. The conditions were indeed absolutely fabulous, with the sun shining and the thermal breeze growing up to 15-20 knots over the afternoon. Ten flights were completed on day one.... [more]
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2009 Tornado World Championships – Day 3 news and results
Rob Kothe,
On Lake Garda, the morning wind is usually a moderate northerly, which then transitions to a lighter southerly later in the day. After two days of soft conditions organizers devised a cunning plan, two morning races in the stronger breeze but today it just did not happen.... [more]
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Images from the 18ft skiff International - Day 2 - San Francisco
Erik Simonson www.MarineMediaAlliance.com,
Erik Simonson of www.marinealliance.com presents this gallery from the second day of the 18' Skiff International Regatta, San Francisco... [more]
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Australian Women's Match Racing Championships minor placings decided
Jennifer Crooks,
compasscard Australian Women's Match Racing Championships, and a picture perfect early spring day greeted competitors on day three. The final two flights of round robin two and the sail off for minor placings were conducted today.... [more]
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Tornado World Championship Day 2 - Bundock and Ashby do it again
Patricia Kirschner,
Tornado World Championship Day 2. Another great day's sailing for the Tornado fleet sailing on Lake Garda, in the waters near Gargnano and Toscolano-Maderno. The racing area was moved to the north end of the lake and according to British sailor Paul Mines 'it was a fantastic sight to see 17 Tornados being towed up behind the RC boat'.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton announce a World first Series
Richard Gladwell,
Louis Vuitton have announced that the first World Series, modeled on the highly successful Louis Vuitton Pacific Series will take place in 2010 The event to be known as the Louis Vuitton World Series will be undertaken in association with a new professional sailing group the World Sailing Team Association (WSTA). This group comprises eight teams, with others expected to join the powerful group... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championship Day Three
Event media,
Laser Masters World Championship Day Three. The offshore shifty wind with speeds of six to 15 knots (14 to 30 kilometres per hour) still made for a good day of racing. The Laser Masters is for athletes 35 years of age and older, sailing a single-handed single sail Laser. The oldest at this championship being held on St. Margaret's Bay near Halifax, Nova Scotia is 77 years old.... [more]
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18' Skiff International Regatta - Winning, Winning and more Winning
Rich Roberts,
18' Skiff International Regatta - Only four points separate the first four with six races remaining through Friday. Discards will kick in after the fifth and eighth races. Four races over the first two days of the event hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club have swept Australia's John Winning and John Jr. (a.k.a. Herman) and the veteran Trevor Barnabas into three of the top four current positions.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton World Series announcement believed to be imminent
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World understands that an announcement on a new World Sailing Series is imminent. The new event will be run by a group entitled the World Sailing Teams Association. Here we republish an earlier story, published over two months ago setting out the basis of the new Louis Vuitton World Series.... [more]
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CYCA Youth Sailing Academy welcomes new sponsor Meridien Marinas
Jennifer Crooks,
Meridien Marinas is now a sponsor of the CYCA's Youth Sailing Academy. Meridien Marinas has taken up the sponsorship of one of the ten Youth Sailing Academy's Elliot 6.0m fixed keel yachts.... [more]
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Legendary yacht Sayonara visits Australian National Maritime Museum
Australian National Maritime Museum Media,
Melbourne-based Sayonara, one of Australia's most graceful historic yachts, will be moored on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, from 7 to 18 September.... [more]
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Excellent conditions for the St. Moritz Match Race practice day
World Match Racing Tour Media,
The twelve teams racing in the St. Moritz Match Race – part of the World Match Racing Tour - have been training in perfect conditions today, getting to know the course and their opponents.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships 2009, Brit maintains lead on Day 2
Katie Ashworth,
Having led over night, Craig Burlton suffered a poor first leg during the 1st Race, rounding the windward mark at least three quarters of the way down the fleet.... [more]
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Whitsundays True Love enjoys the 2009 series
Ian Grant,
Crafty Whitsunday Sailing Club skipper Roger Down has sailed many enjoyable nautical miles at the helm of the 25 year old Bruce Farr designed 11.6 m sloop True Love. Generally the comfortable cruiser racer becomes a racer rather than a cruiser because of the competitive attitude of her skipper and crew.... [more]
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18 footer Skiff International Regatta San Francisco - Images
Sail-World.com,
Here are some pix taken by photographer Chris Ray from Monday's 18 footer Skiff International Regatta being held at the St Francis Yacht Club this week.... [more]
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New Zealand Womens crew already through to the Semi's in Aussie Nats
Susannah Pyatt,
Two New Zealand Womens teams are competing at the Australian Women's Match Racing Nationals: Stephanie Hazard - Helm, Susannah Pyatt - Main, Miranda Powrie - Bow; and Samantha Osborne - Helm, Jenna Hansen - Main, Raynor Smeal - Bow in the second crew. They filed the following reports on the first two day's racing:... [more]
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iShares Cup Kiel - A mixed bag of fortunes for BT
BT Team Ellen,
iShares Cup in Kiel held over the weekend produced seen some great racing and drama. It was again a mixed bag of fortunes for Nick Moloney and the BT Extreme 40 crew, although two wins in race 6 and 8 showed their capabilities if a good start could be had.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Will Boies get a foot in the door?
Richard Gladwell,
The venue of the 33rd America's Cup is expected to be another target for Golden Gate YC's newly hired legal 'Top Gun', David Boies, and legal friends. Under the Deed of Gift for the America's Cup, which is the governing document for this Multihull Match, the Challenger (Golden Gate YC) gets to nominate the time of the Match and the size of yacht, while the Defender (Societe Nautique de Geneve)... [more]
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Aust Women's Match Racing Championship - Another perfect scorecard
Jennifer Crooks,
Australian Women's Match Racing Championship - Souter and crew finish the day with another perfect scorecard. The breeze swung quickly through to the south east at the end of Flight four, allowing four boats to put their spinnakers up shortly after their matches started. This change prompted the PRO to abandon those matches, relay the course and re-sail matches four and five of the flight... [more]
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Manson Anchors heads off all rivals in German test
Sail-World,
Manson Anchors have won an anchoring test conducted by the prestigious German publication, Yacht Skippers magazine. In doing so the Manson Anchors beat rival products Rocna (Chinese version) and the Sarca.... [more]
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Souter tightens grip on compasscard Australian Match Racing titles
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Development Squad's Nicky Souter has continued her winning ways at the 2009 compasscard Australian Women's Match Racing Championship, stretching her unbeaten run to 16 races, after two days of competition.... [more]
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Boating industry links with campers and off-roaders
Bob Wonders,
Melbourne Leisurefest set to attract 30,000 or more. Visitors will have the opportunity to win a Quintrex 420 Dory complete with a 30hp Yamaha four-stroke outboard, in the exhibition's popular ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road' passport competition.... [more]
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World-class superyacht facility for Hobsonville NZ
Marine NZ,
Over a decade of vision, planning and lobbying has come to fruition with the announcement that there will be a world-class marine industry hub built at Hobsonville, New Zealand.... [more]
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Boating industry sailing into clearer waters
Bob Wonders,
Brisbane Boat Show reports increased attendance and 'bumper' sales. Staged at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marine Queensland has reported more than 25,000 attended the show, with most of the 115 exhibitors rating sales as ‘strong.'... [more]
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Images from the 18ft skiff International - Day 1 - San Francisco
Erik Simonson www.MarineMediaAlliance.com,
Erik Simonson of www.marinealliance.com presents this gallery from the first day of the 18' Skiff International Regatta, San Francisco... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team's Kinley Fowler reports on Melges 24 Europeans
Kinley Fowler - Mirsky Racing Team,
Mirsky Racing Team's Kinley Fowler reports. With Pink coming off a 2nd in the 49er Worlds on tactics, we knew that the only problem we were going to have would be keeping up with the rapid Italians who were setting the pace. However, after one day on the race course, it became apparent that we were going to have to fight harder than we thought to get into the top 20.... [more]
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18 Skiff International Regatta - Winning on his winning way
Rich Roberts,
18' Skiff International Regatta day one and with a wink and a nod to experience, Australia's John Winning and California's Howard Hamlin won the first two races. Winds started at 14 knots and built to 18 through the two races, with gusts to 20 knots.... [more]
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Clipper fleet heads north for race start on the Humber
Clipper Race Media,
The ten yachts that will be competing in this year's Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race received a big send off from their base in Royal Clarence Marina, Gosport today, ahead of their journey north to the Humber for the race start on 13 September.... [more]
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Six Metre World Cup - Tailor-made to create Magic
Media Pro Int'l,
Six Metre World Cup. For sailors, and spectators too, few sights on the water this summer will have more visual appeal than the 30+ yachts that will gather in Newport from September 8-12, 2009, for the Six Metre World Cup.... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championships - Gruelling day two for competitors
Event media,
Laser Masters World Championships gruelling day two for competitors. It meant for the second day in a row, athletes were on the water for more than six hours. That's a gruelling schedule for a Masters regatta where the youngest competitor is 35 and the oldest is 77 years old.... [more]
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Knickerbocker Cup win for Black Sheep Racing
Andrea Watson,
Knickerbocker Cup 2009 - After placing sixth in the full round robin and winning the semi-finals in a tie breaker, Corbett went on the capture the Cup in a tight matches with Dave Perry (USA), Team Perry, beating the American 3-2.... [more]
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2009 Tornado World Championship Day One - Bundock and Ashby again
International Tornado Class Association media,
2009 Tornado World Championship Day One. Race 1 had beautiful conditions. A couple of individual recalls and the boats went off to provide the public with its usual show of speed, adrenaline and fast manoeuvres. 12 knots, double trapeze and lots of fun.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships Day One report, results and images
Katie Ashworth,
2009 SB3 World Championships Day one report, results and images. The fleet left the marina in very light winds this morning, and headed to Race Area A where a building northerly breeze awaited them. Throughout the day the wind increased to twenty five knots.... [more]
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B14 European Championship 2009 - And the winner is...
Gerry Brown and Nick Craig,
Neil Pryde sailing B14 European Championship 2009 went to to the last mark before the winner was decided. Sketch/North Sails (Dave Hayes/Richie Bell) were second overnight but were on a charge. They started well, had good consistent upwind pace and hit hard left before anyone worked out it was the way to go to win the first two races.... [more]
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