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Tuesday will be a sad day for Australian sailing. Will see a lot of you at the CYCA.



A Celebration of the lives of Andrew Short and Sally Gordon
Matt Allen, CYCA Commodore,
A celebration of the lives of Andrew Short and Sally Gordon will be conducted at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), 1 New Beach Road, Darling Point, on Tuesday October 20 from 2.00pm onwards. Please note that this event is restricted to family and friends of Andrew and Sally.... [more]
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Vale Sally Louise Gordon
Lisa Ratcliff,
Sally Louise Gordon, 15 March 1962 – 10 October 2009 Sally Louise Gordon was born in Malvern in Melbourne on 15 March 1962, the younger of Bill and Mary Rose Gordon's two daughters. The family moved from Victoria to Sydney's eastern suburbs in 1963 where she and older sister Anne enjoyed a happy childhood moving around but never far away from the harbour foreshore suburbs.... [more]
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Ullman Sails Australia welcomes Bull Sails
Liz Haines,
Ullman Sails is very pleased to announce that prominent Melbourne Sailmaker, Tony Bull of 'Bull Sails' in Geelong, formerly Quantum Sails, has joined the Ullman Sails team. Tony has over 30 years sail making experience and has decided to take a change in direction by joining the fast growing Ullman Sails team in Australia.... [more]
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Vale Andrew Short
Lisa Ratcliff,
Andrew Short, 10 January 1961 – 10 October 2009 Andrew Short was born in Williamstown, Melbourne, on 10 January 1961, the third of four sons to Fred and Joan Short.... [more]
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Australia II - John Rousmaniere reflects on that winged keel
John Rousmaniere,
The issue of who designed Australia II has come to the forefront once again (and more angrily than ever, it seems). It last arose four years ago when I wrote an article for the American magazine Sailing World titled 'Who Designed Australia II?' The story was stimulated by a particular question by a particular group, the America's Cup Hall of Fame Selection Committee.... [more]
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She's off! Jessica Watson departs Australia - but for what record?
Nancy Knudsen,
After attracting world wide publicity for hitting a cargo ship on her first night at sea, Australian 16-year-old Jessica Watson set out this morning from Sydney on her quest to be the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world non-stop and unassisted. She is leaving just two days before the preliminary report on her skirmish with the bulk carrier, and without the WSSRC to record her journey.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Out of Stealth mode and the pressure is on
Clipper media,
Clipper 09-10, Race 2 day 27. Spirit of Australia is really starting to feel the pressure as the teams behind continue to close the gap. Canada's Cape Breton Island is now in third place.... [more]
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China Coast Regatta Day 3 - What a difference a day makes
Lindsay Lyons - RHKYC,
China Coast Regatta Day 3 - All Divisions were ready for a final windward leeward, followed by an Islands course to take them back to RHKYC Kellett Island for the Overall Prize-giving party.... [more]
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Etchells sailors, you are invited !
Tracey Johnstone,
While the invitation is informal and the weekend just a series of club races, there will be nothing casual about November's Etchells weekend regatta at Lake Macquarie.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Front runners retire in challenging conditions
KPMS,
In the Rolex Middle Sea Race after only thirty hours of sailing, it is evident the pressure is on ICAP Leopard (GBR). Bella Mente (USA) and Rosebud/Team DYT (USA) have been the two biggest named casualties to join the increasing list of retirees today.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket - Contrasts and disappointments
Paul Larsen,
Vestas Sailrocket is in Walvis Bay, Namibia. The Sailrocket Team are attempting to break the World Sailing Speed record. As it stands there are no great forecasts coming up. Of course that will change... but now I start to hear the clock tick as day by day options fade away.... [more]
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Early Bird Special for Race Week 2010 Accommodation
Kristie Kaighin,
Early Bird Special! Book now and secure some great accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2010.... [more]
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ICAP Leopard leads Rolex Middle Sea after night of attrition
Event Media,
After a fast passage across to Capo Passero and the southern tip of Sicily yesterday afternoon, so the Rolex Middle Sea Race launched first the sting from its tail as darkness closed last night. Whilst the leaders closed fast on the Strait of Messina, the smaller slower yachts experienced a night of squalls and rain as the front pushed through earlier than expected.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - Life Members Trophy on Sydney Harbour
Frank Quealey,
18ft Skiffs. Rag & Famish Hotel (John Harris, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris) mastered the light easterly breeze to record a victory in the Life Members Trophy race on Sydney Harbour (18 Oct, 2009) crossing the finish line a 2m:27 ahead of Seve Jarvin's Gotta Love It 7 with Sharks/Coldwell Banker Real Estate (Evan Walker) a further 3m:18s back in third place... [more]
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Solidare du Chocolat - 5,000 miles double-handed
Event media,
Solidare du Chocolat - A 5,000 miles double-handed, non-stop race between France and Yucatan in Mexico. Ten nations will be represented on the start line; France, Ireland, UK, USA, Chile, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Italy and Finland.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Day 26 - Stealth mode tactics pay off
Clipper media,
Clipper 09-10 report from Race 2, Day 26 - Its all about tactics. Emerging from Stealth Mode, Qingdao had established a lead of 68 miles over Hull & Humber. Spirit of Australia is beginning to slow down, after gain miles over the past few days on rivals Cape Breton Island and Jamaica Lightning Bolt.... [more]
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Barry Pickthall wades into Australia II design controversy
Barry Pickthall,
Barry Pickthall, former Yachting Correspondent to The Times (UK) was one of the top international sailing journalists, who followed the saga of the Australia 2 design claims and sheds some new light on the statements and background to the controversy which is still alive and well over 25 years later... [more]
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Alinghi begins training in Ras Al Khaimah, 33rd America's Cup Venue
Daphne Morgan-Barnicoat, Alinghi Media,
Alinghi, the 33rd America's Cup Defender, cast off from the America's Cup Island of Al Hamra this morning and set sail for its first training day in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. 'The conditions are ideal here for these boats,' said Brad Butterworth, Alinghi team skipper, 'exactly the building sea breeze that we hoped for which means we can sail as much as six days a week'... [more]
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GP42 Global Cup final day - Consistency pays
GP42 media,
2009 GP42 Global Cup final day and consistency pays. For Filippo Faruffini's Roma 2 (ITA) the prize for their excellent teamwork and good boatspeed throughout the event was first place on the podium. Coming into the final day, Roma 2 enjoyed a nine point lead over nearest rival Islas Canarias Puerto Calero (ESP).... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Spectacular start for the 68 competitors
KPMS,
2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race. A big fleet of 69 yachts departed Grand Harbour today, to begin a 606 nautical mile journey. As yachts start passing the first transit mark of the racecourse at Capo Passero the early stages overall handicap standings will become clearer.... [more]
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ValenciaSailing: Alinghi press conference and sailing in Ras Al Khaima
ValenciaSailing.com,
Alinghi held on Saturday a presentation in Ras Al Khaimah in order to make 'official' its arrival in the emirate and carry out the first 'official' sail There wasn't any extraordinary announcement made this morning in the Al Hamra Golf Club. Both Ernesto Bertarelli, Alinghi's owner, and Dr Khater Massaad, CEO of RAK Investment Authority, repeatedly stressed the suitability of the chosen venue... [more]
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America's Cup - Alinghi in RAK
Sail-World.com,
The Swiss Alinghi team begins training in Ras Al Khaimah, possibly the 33rd America's Cup Venue... [more]
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Excellence in sailing recognised at 2009 Australian Yachting Awards
Yachting Australia,
2008 Beijing Olympic Games Gold medalists Nathan Wilmot and Malcolm Page were named Male Sailor of the Year and Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson won the Female Sailor of the Year Award... [more]
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PredictWind.com is Forecasting High Wind's for Rolex Middle Sea Race
Nathan May,
PredictWind has generated a detailed Marine Forecast for the 2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race. With strong winds hitting the Northern and Western Coasts of Sicily it should make for some very interesting sailing.... [more]
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GP42 Global Championship - Consistency again pays for Roma
Event media,
GP42 Global Championship - Roma 2 has trebled its lead after another day of consistent racing. Three races are left to be sailed on the final day tomorrow. The day's first race featured a little less breeze than yesterday, with the 9-11 knot easterly giving some of the new teams a better chance at hanging with the veterans.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup Poker: 'Your one and up one'
Richard Gladwell,
What started with a complaint to Justice Shirley Kornreich, by the America's Cup Defender, that the US Challenger had been rather economical with the truth, escalated a few days later with the reply from the Challenger. In their letter Societe Nautique de Geneve claimed 'If the press reports are correct, GGYC may have made false statements to the United States Coast Guard, thereby subjecting it... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race - Stealth card adds an extra element
Event media,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Key tacitcal moves are yet to be played out as Cape Breton Island considers playing their stealth card. But for some the stealth move has not proved fruitful. 'The introduction of Stealth Mode to the Clipper 09-10 Race has added an interesting extra element for skippers and crews, creating the ability to hide one's movements... [more]
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Roberts' flying start at China Coast Regatta
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
'Bright and breezy, free and easy' is how the old song used to go, and although there was a tad less breeze to start proceedings for the China Coast Regatta than we have been used to in recent years, there was still plenty to play with. After a short AP on account of a 15 deg wind shift, Race Officer Steve Bourne raised the curtain on the 2009 edition of the RHKYC's number one event.... [more]
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RHKYC China Coast Regatta 2009 - Day 1
RHKYC Event Media,
In line with recent tradition, a significant wind shift just before the first start heralded the raising of the AP, but after a few minutes, the breeze steadied at 11 knots 080 degrees and Race Officer Steve Bourne was able to get the IRC Racing division underway, albeit with some eager entrants being over at the start.... [more]
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2009 World Masters Games Tasar gold medal for Victorian team
Event media,
Gwen and Derick Warne have won a Sydney 2009 World Masters Games gold medal in the Tasar 55+ group at Woollahra Sailing Club. The Warnes, who are members of the Chelsea Yacht Club, said they had put a lot of effort into their training for the Games.... [more]
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Olympic Stars making history in New Zealand
Sail-World.com (Australia),
Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk took to Auckland's main waterway this afternoon, having recently placed a close second in the 2009 Star World Championship (held in Sweden). Hamish is a World Champion in the class (2006) and has sailed in three Olympic Games. Craig has competed in Two Olympics and is an Olympic silver medallist (1992).... [more]
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Queensland State Etchells champion to defend title
Tracey Johnstone,
Defending champion Vaughan Prentice promises tough competition in next month's Wharf Tavern Etchells Queensland State Championship for Etchells sailors with designs on taking the coveted trophy.... [more]
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Australia II - Winged Keels revisited
Blue Robinson - www.seahorsemagazine.com,
Claims that Ben Lexcen did not design the 12 metre Australia II have been cropping up for 26 years. Dutchman Peter van Oossanen in the Sydney Morning Herald and Times Online claims' Ben 'had a flair for shapes, but he wasn't a scientist and he wasn't able to understand the full physics of what was going on'... [more]
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The Latest Sail-World competition - Prize value over $300,000
www.sail-world.com,
Since 2000 we've been running Sail-world online competitions. These have been very popular, with our audience. Sailors have won everything from charter holidays, to offshore wet weather gear, inshore jackets and this year we broke new ground with our Win a Laser competition. Now we have a very different prize from those in our previous competitions.... [more]
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IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship
ISAF,
IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship. Germany, The Netherlands and Great Britain hold onto the leaderboard top spots after the opening two days of racing in Athens, Greece.... [more]
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High Tech Hot Wheels from McConaghy International
John Curnow,
The 'Toy Shop' is McConaghy's development area at their Mona Vale facility. It's where the functional and structural necessities of Maxi's, Mini Maxi's and Ocean Racing Yachts are turned into carbon fibre works of art - one of the unique and defining factors of all McConaghy boats.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: New America's Cup legal slugfest signaled by GGYC
Richard Gladwell,
The two year plus legal saga, otherwise known as the 33rd America's Cup, took a new turn today with the release of a letter from the Challenger, Golden Gate Yacht Club saying that they were considering filing a new complaint with the New York Supreme Court. This concerns an alleged breech of fiduciary duty, by the Defender and current Trustee, Societe Nautique de Geneve.... [more]
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Aussie duo sail past Prince Frederik
Chris Clarke,
Former Olympian Tom King (AUS) and crew Harley Kruse (AUS) shot past Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (DEN) on day four of the sailing at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games.... [more]
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SNG and Ras Al Khaimah file against America's Cup venue challenge
Alinghi Media,
Societe Nautique de geneve, the defending America's Cup yacht club has filed its opposition brief regarding BMW Oracle's latest legal challenge (the seventh from the American team; this time against the venue). The papers state the absolute legitimacy for Ras Al Khaimah to be the venue as per the Order and Judgement of 7 April 2009... [more]
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