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Its all happening - here is the hottest sailing news



Rolex Sydney Hobart applications for entry close in one week
Jennfier Crooks and Sail-World.com,
The 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart race is shaping as the most competitive for many years. Those owners and crews wanting to conquer this Mount Everest of ocean racing – the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – have just one week left to submit an application for entry.... [more]
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Alfa Romeo smashes race record en route to Rolex Sydney Hobart
Edward Rowe,
Neville Crichton's super maxi, Alfa Romeo, is leaving a trail of smashed race records across the Pacific as she heads towards a head to head battle with Australian maxi ‘Wild Oats' in December's Rolex Sydney Hobart,... [more]
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Belmont 16 footer RS Feva kids - vote yes!
Tracey Johnstone,
The kids votes are in and it's a definite Yes for the RS Feva class as they experience the new fleet of fun, fast, stable boats. Belmont 16 Foot Club Sailing Manager Vicki Engert said the success of the club's junior Learn to Sail Program was evident during the recent October school holidays when a group of 34 children leapt into the club's new seven RS Fevas for a week of great sailing.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - California makes it to Rio
Sail-World.com and Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. After 32 days at sea, California was the last of the ten yachts to arrive in Rio. The crew was upbeat, smiling and relieved to have finally finished the race. Uniquely Singapore and Edinburgh Inspiring Capital arrived at the Rio yacht club on Friday evening local time.... [more]
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49er sails 120nm Coastal Classic - Images from the long ride
Burling Media,
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke completed the 120nm Coastal Classic course sailing alongside the top competitors. Although Alfa Romeo was long gone, the 49er crew battled with the 50fters, leading this group at Cape Brett, but losing their lead after their second pitchpole of the trip. We present images taken from their support boat... [more]
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Sydney Hobart Race - Whitsunday crew has unfinished business
Ian Grant,
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, often described as 628 nautical miles of sheer torture, has again attracted an international standard fleet including Bob Oatley's record breaking super maxi Wild Oats Xl.... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam: Images of BOR90 - San Diego 24 October

Images of BOR90/USA after she emerged from the builder's tent in San Diego - some idea of the modifications undertaken are visible - reduced main hull length and removal of grinding stations. Plus a lot of work underway all over the main hull.... [more]
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Early Bird Special for Hamilton Island Race Week 2010
Kristie Kaighin,
Early Bird Special! Book now and secure some great accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2010. We specialise in luxury self-contained apartments and homes and we have many options to choose from ranging from 2 bedroom apartments through to 6 bedroom private luxury homes! The best choices do get snapped up quickly, so book now to avoid disappointment!... [more]
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Sailrocket: Over 51 knots - so near but not quite and with problems
Sail-World.com and Paul Larsen,
Latest news from the Vestas Sailrocket Team - Twice on Sunday they hit over 51 knots, but an unexpected problem caused Larsen a bucket load of problems.... [more]
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Sydney Boating Club seeks Skipper and Sales Rep
Natasha Jacobs,
Sydney Boating Club has been operating on Sydney Harbour for almost 5 years, offering members an alternative, affordable, hassle free way to go boating. Thanks to continued growth, the company is seeking skilled people to join their team.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs: Delonghi takes the Mick Scully Trophy
Frank Quealy,
With six of the fleet still missing due to their delayed return from the San Francisco regatta, the Australian 18 Footers League decided to reverse the scheduled events for today and next Sunday. As a result of that decision, the Mick Scully Trophy 3-buoys race was sailed today on Sydney Harbour... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing gets ready for a return to the water
BMW Oracle Racing and Sail-World,
The BMW ORACLE Racing team is putting the final touches on the latest modifications to its trimaran, the BOR 90, before it returns to the water to resume testing ahead of the 33rd America's Cup Match. John Kostecki (USA) is the team's tactician and he's excited by the prospect of returning to the water next week as the team continues its preparations for the February Match.... [more]
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Fisherman Versus Yachtsman
Mark Chew,
On the afternoon of Friday the 30th October a very special sailing event will take place on the waters of Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia. Two of the greatest Ocean racing yachts from the 1960's will sail against two fishing boats designed about 90 years ago. They will race off scratch, ie the first boat over the finish line will take home the Guineas Trophy and AUD$1000 for their team.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket - Will it all come together?
Sail-World.com and Paul Larsen,
Latest news from the Vestas Sailrocket Team, who are running out of time on their final attempt at breaking the World Sailing Speed record... [more]
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Gascoigne Cup to Soundtrack
Peter Campbell,
The Gascoigne Cup sailed into its second century today with victory going to prominent yachtsman Tim Cox in his J35 Soundtrack, with son Edward on the helm.... [more]
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Hobart yachtswoman has her sights set on Sydney Hobart race
Peter Campbell,
Hobart yachtswoman Sally Rattle and her skipper Scott Brain got off to a winning start today in their Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race campaign. Rattle's Archambault 35 Archie won Division 1 of Bellerive Yacht Club's Pennant race on the Derwent.... [more]
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At Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2009? Please answer Survey
Event Media,
If you were at Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2009, as skipper, owner, crew or onshore supporters, event organisers are looking for your feed-back which will help the 2010 Race Week organisers 'fine tune'. Please complete this survey now.... [more]
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Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club seeks Sailing Manager
Brad Andrew,
Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club Ltd is seeking a dynamic self motivated Sailing Manager to manage the day to day sailing operations of the Club. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate management and marketing skills... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Completing the race Double-Handed
KPMS,
Rolex Middle Sea Race. Two admirable feats of seamanship ended in Marsamxett Harbour in the early hours of Friday morning. The last two yachts completed the 606 nautical mile course. Double-handed. Short-handed racing is as much about the preparation and the mind-set, as it is about the execution.... [more]
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Peter Montgomery talks to the Coastal Classic winners
Sail-World and Peter Montgomery,
Top New Zealand and international yachting commentator, Peter Montgomery caught up with the Coastal Classic winners on his Saturday morning radio show on Newstalk ZB. Alfa Romeo skippered by Neville Crichton averaged 17.9 kts for the 119nm race, and broke the seven hour mark for the first time, completing the course in six hours 43 minutes. Taeping owned and skippered by Dave Andrews just missed t... [more]
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Alinghi 5 sails with new, longer mast
Alinghi Media,
The team stepped the new Alinghi mast yesterday at the base on America's Cup Island of Al Hamra and were eager to try it for size during the training session today. As Murray Jones hopped off the boat at the end of the day, we got his reaction as design team responsible for the mast and rig programme: 'It went really well.... [more]
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Kids - wondered what it's like to sail? Try Sailing Day - it's free!
Boating Industry Association of NSW/Sail-World.com,
Sunday 1 November 2009, 10AM to 4PM, is an opportunity for you to try sailing at one of 29 clubs across NSW and the ACT for free!... [more]
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Frenzy blows mast - full sequence of images
Paul Gilbert,
A good start in HBCS Coastal Classic for`Frenzy' ended prematurely, at the first corner when she lost her mast. Paul Gilbert / www.aquapx.com caught the action... [more]
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Coastal Classic: Images from the Start - 1
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World presents another image gallery from the start of the 2009 HSBC Coastal Classic... [more]
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Were YOU at Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week? Fill in Survey
The Event Team,
If you were at Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week 2009, as skipper, owner, crew or onshore supporters, event organisers are looking for your feed-back which will help the 2010 Race Week organisers 'fine tune'. Please complete this survey now.... [more]
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Coastal Classic: Images from the start - 50fters
Richard Gladwell,
Interest is high in the performance of the 50fter fleet in the 2009 Coastal Classic. Soon after the start, the Bakewell-White design Wired looked to have the measure of the fleet, however there was a long way left to sail. Georgia Racing, with a smaller spinnaker was also well placed.... [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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Coastal Classic: Olympic 49er completes 120nm Canonball Run
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World spoke to the Olympic 49er crew, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, who paralleled the HSBC Coastal Classic fleet, in the 119nm dash to the Bay of Islands. After taking 9.5 hours for the trip, the pair were a little sore, their legs ached, and they were strugging to be able to walk, but were otherwise fine.... [more]
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Coastal Classic: Alfa Romeo smashes the Race Record
Richard Gladwell,
The 100ft Reichel-Pugh design owned by New Zealander, Neville Crichton, has set a new race mark of around 6hrs 45 minutes - a time to be confirmed by race officials. ONE Sport's Martin Tasker was aboard for the ride north and told Sail-World that she had stayed above 20kts all the way up the Northland coast before dropping back to 12 kts for the final stage, on the wind from Cape Brett.... [more]
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Black Jack double act for January
Rob Mundle,
Brisbane based yachtsman Peter Harburg has decided to use both 'Black Jacks' in January's new East Coast ofshore circuit - from Pittwater to Coffs Harbour to Paradise.... [more]
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Melbourne Sea Survival Safety Course - I'll be back - and I am!
John Curnow,
Perhaps it was Bob 'Freight Train' Williams' fantastic article here on Sail-World recently or maybe it was our involvement in the ABC's recent edition of 'Australian Story'. No matter what, the phone and emails have been running hot with enquiries for another of the ORCV's terrific Sea Survival and Safety Courses to be run - and we only did the last one at the end of September.... [more]
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2009 HSBC Coastal Classic gets underway in record setting conditions
Richard Gladwell,
The fleet of around 200 starters in the 2009 HSBC Coastal Classic got underway today at 1000hrs in a southwesterly breeze of about 20kts. two hours later the fleet was making fast time up the coast and seemed to be on track for the race record.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Lion New Zealand returns
Lisa Ratcliff,
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2009 - iconic Kiwi yacht Lion New Zealand has this week been stamped the 60th applicant entry. Skipper for the upcoming Rolex Sydney Hobart will be Alistair Moore who will be joined by a number of the offspring of those heroes from 1984 to commemorate the silver anniversary of Lion New Zealand's win.... [more]
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Were YOU at Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week? Fill in Survey
Event Media,
If you were at Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week 2009, as skipper, owner, crew or onshore supporters, event organisers are looking for your feed-back which will help the 2010 Race Week organisers 'fine tune'. Please complete this survey now.... [more]
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Black Swan Racing wins Geneva Match Race
Sail-World.com/Black Swan Racing,
Keith Swinton and his Black Swan Racing team won the 7th Bentley Geneva Match Race on the Bay of Geneva defeating Staffan Lindberg 2-1 in the final. 'Having reached the semi final stage of the competition ranked in third place we raced French Veteran and America's Cup sailor Bertrand Pace in the best of five semi-finals.' - Keith Swinton, Black Swan Racing.... [more]
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IT for the modern sailor seminar
Quantum Sails Australasia,
Are you interested in learning about the latest tools available to Navigators and Tacticians? Are you having trouble keeping up with the latest tools available to Navigators/Tacticians?... [more]
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