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The Heaven Can Wait event continues to break new ground,McConaghy's doing a wheelie with the ORCV, the World Match - lots of interesting news this week.



What's in a name? Plenty, when you build the world's fastest boats
John Curnow,
Plenty, when you're the makers of the world's fastest boats. The 2009/10 McConaghy Melbourne Offshore Championship is going to have one McConaghy Carbon Fibre Performance Wheel as the major prize in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's Performance Handicap Division. It all gets underway with the Melbourne to Stanley race on October 31, entries for which close on October 17.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait - online charity competition - the Heavens opened
Event media,
Last year the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race raised nearly $13,000 for charity and this year the Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club is well ahead of that record with online funds now closing on $15,000 and entry fees and other donations expected to add another $5,000 to the tally. In a Heaven Can Wait first, a virtual web based sponsorship race is increasing donations collected for the Cancer Council of... [more]
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Peter Gilmour interview - '97 win was most challenging
Bermuda Sun's Colin Thompson,
Colin Thompson from the Bermuda Sun, conducted this interview with Australia's Peter Gilmour, a four-time World Match Racing Tour champion as well as a three-time Argo Group Gold Cup winner.... [more]
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World Match racing Tour Gold Cup - Perfect score so far for Ainslie
Talbot Wilson,
Ben Ainslie and his Team Origin sail through to the quarter final stage of the Argo Group Gold Cup undefeated. Today Ainslie defeated Seb Col (FRA) French Match Racing Team/K-Challenge, Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch and Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Alandia Sailing Team on another flawless day of sailing for the multi medal Olympian.... [more]
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Letters fly over America's Cup venue in Ras al-Khaimah
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
A terse exchange of letters has taken place over the designated America's Cup venue in Ras al-Khaimah, UAE. Today, Marcus Young of Golden Gate YC responded to an earlier note from Societe Nautique de Geneve, and a subsequent rejection by Dr Khater Massaad of Ras al-Khaimah of an accepted the invitation to visit San Diego and discuss the venue with the Challenger.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team given a second chance in Gold Cup
Kinley Fowler,
After a disappointing second half of the round robin, Mirsky Racing Team failed to qualify immediately for the quarter finals after losing three straight races.... [more]
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TP52 World Championship - Neck and neck and nothing in it
Event media,
TP52 World Championship - A first and a second from two difficult races today on the Bay of Palma sees the 2007 world champions Artemis (SWE) emerge with only the slimmest possible lead after four races have now been sailed at the 2009 TP52 World Championship.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Uniquely Singapore's spinnaker battle
Clipper Event media,
Clipper 09-10 Race 2 - Three yachts played their Stealth card. Hull & Humber's heavy kite is back in business after a three-day repair. Uniquely Singapore is still working on unraveling as spinnaker wrap around their inner forestay that has been refusing to unwind for two days.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Gold Cup action moves into Thursday
Talbot Wilson,
Argo Group Gold Cup action was delayed by light breezes on Tuesday and breakdowns in heavy winds and squalls on Wednesday, action continues Thursday. Groups 2 & 3 have both completed four flights and have three more today to complete their initial round robin stage.... [more]
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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Lion NZ's Sydney Hobart Race win
Melissa Prentice,
New Zealand's greatest yachting legends and personalities will come together on Saturday 17th October, to join the Lion Maritime Development Charitable Trust in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the yachts heroic win of the Sydney to Hobart race back in 1984. The event is said to have been one of the toughest Sydney to Hobart races ever, with only 46 of the 152 starters crossing the finish line.... [more]
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The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 update
Veronique Largeau,
The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - The protagonists of The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 have entered in a strong system of North-East trade wind that requires since yesterday sports skills with surfs and jibes under spinnaker in the wind pressure.... [more]
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New Georgia Racing launched in Auckland
Zoe Hawkins, Wildemedia,
Direct from the drafting board of the duo that designed ETNZ' Audi Med Cup winning yacht comes the latest grand prix racer to join the New Zealand fleet. The sixth in a series called ‘Georgia', the boat, which an almost identical sistership to the NZL-380, capable of achieving speeds of up to 25 knots thanks to 350 square metres of sail area, and many other features.... [more]
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Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games - qualifying events
ISAF,
Young sailing hopefuls with their sights set on Singapore 2010 and the inaugural Youth Olympic Games can now find full details on the qualification events with the publication of the Notice of Race for each qualifier. The inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be held in Singapore in August 2010 and feature 100 young sailors competing across four sailing events.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team has tough day at Bermuda Gold Cup
Kinley Fowler,
Mirsky Racing Team had a tough day in Bermuda at the Gold Cup.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Breakages and Black Flags
Talbot Wilson,
Argo Group Gold Cup - Ben Ainslie was first out of the box in the first match of flight 2 for Group 2. Following Ainslie in Group 2 with 3-1 records are Adam Minoprio (NZL), Seb Col (FRA), and Bjorn Hansen. Dave Perry (USA) is 2-2, Alvaro Marinho (POR) stands 1-3 while Rasmus Viltoft (DEN) and Paula Lewin Crews (BER) are winless at 0-4.... [more]
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Day 2: 2009 Interdominion Secondary School Team Racing Championship
Suellen Hurling,
Racing for Day Two of the Interdominion Secondary School Team Racing Championship commenced on time today at 1000 hours. Racing was halted yesterday afternoon at 1400 due to a severe storm warning that was issued for South East Queensland which included the waters the teams were racing on.... [more]
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2009 Colgate World Cup Sylt - Video plus images
Sail-World.com/John Carter images,
2009 Colgate World Cup Sylt - Video plus John Carter's action packed images from the event. The Super Grand Slam event took place from the 25th September – 4th October in an array of conditions.... [more]
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2009 Colgate World Cup Sylt – Event Summary
PWA / Paul Griffiths,
2009 Colgate World Cup Sylt – Event Summary. The Super Grand Slam event took place from the 25th September – 4th October in an array of conditions, allowing the sailors from all three disciplines a chance to wow the crowds on their given day, and battle it out for both event and World title victory.... [more]
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Quantum Racing leads 2009 TP52 World Championships
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Quantum Racing (USA) took the winning gun for the second of two races today at the 2009 TP52 World Championships off Palma, Mallorca. Their win, paired with a fifth from the first race ensures the 2008 world champions lead overall by a single point.... [more]
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SLAM sponsors Australian Sailing Team until 2012 London Olympic Games
Yachting Australia Media,
Yachting Australia has signed a long term sponsorship deal with apparel manufacturer SLAM which will see Australian sailors wearing the iconic sailing brand until the 2012 London Olympic Games... [more]
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Interdominion Secondary Schools Team Racing Championship images
Suellen Hurling,
Six teams are vying for the podium position in the 2009 Interdominion Secondary Schools Team Racing Championship. Enjoy Suellen Hurling's images from the event.... [more]
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Windchaser's 2009 24 hour Heaven Can Wait race
Mark Cherrington,
This year's race was GREAT. Sure we had our moments of doubt and 'at what point do we decide it's too hard?' what with the rain, the cold, the predicted high winds, the need to protect the crew -- but in the end, we were having too much fun.... [more]
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Marine Industry Positions - Experienced Fiberglass Laminators
TetraMedia,
Experienced Fiberglass Laminators, with an interest in Sailing preferred required by the Asia-Pacific manufacturers of the Laser dinghy, the top selling boat in the world. Must be experienced with Weight controlled Hand Laminating, competent with air and electrical hand tools.... [more]
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No stopping the Smiths
Ian Grant,
Sunshine Coast sailing brothers Casey and Bucky Smith have expressed their personal determination and sailing skill to join the World's yachting elite. Their individual sailing careers built from a humble beginning with club racing on the Sunshine Coast has become the success story of 2009... [more]
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Racing commences for 2009 Interdominion Secondary Schools Team titles
Suellen Hurling,
Six teams are vying for the podium position in the 2009 Interdominion Secondary Schools Team Racing Championship.... [more]
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Bertrand, Palfrey and Slingsby take the Honours at Lake Macquarie
Rob Kothe,
America's Cup legend John Bertrand and his crew of Olympians Andrew Palfrey and Tom Slingsby added another title to his collection by leading a hot 36 boat Etchells fleet at the Lake Macquarie's Spring Regatta over the weekend. Full results, photos here.... [more]
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TP52 Worlds 2009 - Quantum Racing - Out for Blood
Lulu Roseman,
Australian Phil 'Blood' Jameson shoots the breeze with Lulu Roseman after helping his crew aboard Quantum Racing win the practice race ahead of the TP 52 Worlds in the Bay of Palma.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup Bermuda - Penalty flags fly
World Match Racing Tour Media,
Undefeated in all four matches current Tour leader Torvar Mirsky (AUS) and his Mirsky Racing Team leads Group 1 on opening day of Argo Group Gold Cup. In the Iehl/Corbett flight, Iehl was black flagged and the match automatically went to Corbett. Umpire Henry Menin said 'Iehl had two penalty flags and if he had more flags on the boat they would have pulled them out, too.'... [more]
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Pacific Mini Games 2009 Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Review
ISAF Media,
The Cook Islands, Tahiti and New Caledonia all won gold medals in the sailing events of the 2009 Pacific Mini Games held in the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands hosted the eighth Pacific Mini Games, a scaled-down version of the main Pacific Games which allows the smaller nations of the region to compete against one another. Sailing was included on the sports programme for the second time.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket - Team happy with steady run
Vestas Sailrocket team/Paul Larsen,
Vestas Sailrocket news from Paul Larsen. 'Righto, here we go again. Outside it has all the makings of a good day... but it is a great day that we seek. I'm taking no chances and have doubled the size of the launch anchor which Vestas Sailrocket strains against once the guy holding the nose into the wind let's go as we commence a run.'... [more]
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TP52 World Championships - A Quantum day
Event media,
TP52 World Championships - A delay while the sea-breeze built to allow a start just after 1520hrs afforded the ten TP52 crews the chance to make final preparations and to ease gently into the championships. The top three boats proved to be those which started best.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Day 15 - Hull & Humber suffers major spinnaker damage
Clipper event media,
Clipper 09-10 - Hull & Humber has suffered major spinnaker damage as Team Finland continues to extend their lead at the front of the fleet.... [more]
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Phuket to score big from the Phuket King's Cup Regatta 2009
Event media,
Long recognised as one of the top events in the yachting world, both regionally and internationally, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta is this year also being saluted as a major tourism attraction for Phuket. The annual event generates income and regional and global publicity highlighting Phuket as a world class marine lifestyle and sports destination.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket - The wind is up so its shake-down time
Paul Larsen,
Latest news from Paul Larsen and the Vestas Sailrocket team. It's a bright sunny day and the wind is building. It's forecast to be between 18-23 knots so there is the potential for a good day.... [more]
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World Match Race Tour - Williams seeks Bermuda boost in bid for title
Kate Brewer,
Ian Williams, heads to Bermuda this week for the penultimate event of the 2009 season. The Argo Group Gold Cup is the oldest Match Racing event in the world involving one design yachts and will take place at Hamilton Harbour, Bermuda from October 6-11.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 2009 photos
Blake Middleton,
With rain, wind, more rain, storms, higher winds and 24 hours of fantastic offshore racing inshore on Lake Maquarie, the photos show only a tiny slice of the Heaven Can Wait race.... [more]
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Governor of Victoria officially opens new Sandringham Yacht Club
Di Pearson,
The stunning brand new Sandringham Yacht Club situated in Melbourne, Australia, has officially opened its doors in an all-day and evening extravaganza attended by an overwhelming 3,000 plus members and their guests on the weekend.... [more]
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Whitsunday Sailing Club - an excellent racing venue
Ian Grant,
Whitsunday Sailing Club has emerged as a major player in bidding for National and International championship regattas on their Pioneer Bay courses.... [more]
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Natelle Two takes Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's Channel Race
Peter Campbell,
Glen Roper's 34-year-old yacht Natelle Two won the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's opening race of the season. The final factor in Natelle Two's handicap win as she beat to windward back up the River Derwent was a shift to the east off the Garrow Light which enabled her to almost lay the finish line.... [more]
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Australia's Douglass Team take second Tasar World title
TANSW Publicity,
Nicole Rob and Douglass – father and daughter team are now dual World Champions having taken the 2009 Tasar World Title at Wakayama, Japan from a fleet of 78 boats. Hotly contested, the lead switched many times throughout the initial stages of the regatta. The Douglass team taking hold until mid way through with a strong line of podium finishes in the second half.... [more]
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