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Sail Brisbane countdown
Craig Heydon,
2009 Sail Brisbane regatta preparations are in full swing for competitors and organisers alike with a strong field set to compete. Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron will be hosting the ISAF Grade 2 regatta in the club's 125th year of sailing, with the three race courses located on Waterloo Bay.... [more]
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2009 Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship: Entries close this week
Louise Bashford,
Entries close this week for 2009 Short Ocean Racing Championship to be held across the weekend of 28 & 29 November. The racing offers competitors a variety of divisions in which to participate.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice images from photographer Ingrid Abery
Sail-World.com and Ingrid Abery images,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice images from photographer Ingrid Abery. Ingrid presents a gallery of unusual black and white images.... [more]
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Round 2 of the Manly Junior NSW State Championship
Peter Tinworth,
Round 2 of the Manly Junior NSW State Championship was held at the weekend hosted by Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club.The weekend also coincided with the 50th Anniversary celebrations for the Class with a celebratory function jointly hosted by the Skiff Club and Manly Yacht Club.... [more]
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It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Paul Cayard.
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
If Paul Cayard didn't have a sterling CV that spans decades and has transcended the sport of sailing, you'd think he was an eager young sailor trying to earn his way onto a team. At 50, he'll do whatever it takes to build a team, have fun, stay fit and lead by example.... [more]
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Dart 18 Worlds and Aruba Heineken Catamaran Regatta
Diana Bogaards,
This year's Dart 18 Worlds catamaran sailing brings strong competition to Aruba. The annual Aruba Heineken Catamaran Regatta will be held simultaneously with the Dart 18 Worlds. Twelve races are scheduled for the fourteen beach cats in the open class.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Fleet stable and racing fast
RivaCom,
Transat Jacques Vabre update - Gone are the dark days of high stakes strategies, big losses and gains. As the front of the IMOCA Open 60 fleet counted down past half way today the gains of Groupe Bel stabilised. Desjoyeaux's Foncia in fourth is now 60 miles advanced on fifth placed Veolia Environnement.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Franck Cammas on Groupama 3's situation
Cammas-Groupama,
Jules Verne Trophy - Over the past 24 hours, the crew of Groupama 3 has been working together to contain the damage suffered around the beam bulkhead.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Leaderboard undergoes a shake-up
Louis Vuitton media,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur. The Kiwis, picked the hottest team at the regatta. Synergy, led by Polish skipper Karol Jablonski, enters the match on a five-race winning streak and has polished its game since starting the regatta at 0-3. The first crew to score two points will be the winner of each match.... [more]
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Oman Sail's trimaran ‘Majan' docks in Doha to promote sailing
Oman Sail Media,
'What Oman Sail had achieved in a short time is phenomenal. It's a great opportunity for the youngsters of the region to take up the sport. Now that there is a professional training academy we also can look forward to train with them in future and compete in various tournament,' said Sheikh Salman.... [more]
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The Best of BTS: More Video from the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice
BTS Broadcasting,
Keith Brash & Matt Carkeek of BTS Broadcast have been producing some tremendous video from the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice. You can catch the full video playlist at www.btsbroadcast.com Here we present some of their video clips from the last few days.... [more]
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Images of San Diego: US America's Cup Challenger by night
Sail-World.com,
The US America's Cup Challenger looks pretty stunning in full flight during the day. At night she changes into a very elegant Lady. Sail-World is pleased to present this gallery of shots of BOR90 taken earlier this evening.... [more]
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Groupama 3 heading eastward towards South Africa + video clips
Cammas-Groupama media,
The crew of Groupama 3 have submitted, but they're certainly not giving up. 1,760 miles (3,100 kms) ahead of her bows, land is still a long way off but the men are close: 'The crew, always highly professional, have once again handled the situation impeccably, without a hint of defeatism or slackening, racking their brains to get out of this faux pas as soon as possible' wrote the skipper of Groupa... [more]
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Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship starts tomorrow
Damian Devine,
The 17th annual Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships, one of the premier events for youth on the match racing circuit gets underway on Wednesday 18th November on Pittwater with the competitor registration, weigh-in and training session followed by an event launch in the evening at the host club, The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia (ESSA) - China Team entry
Jaap Buma, Sailing Events Asia,
Three members of China's original 2007 America's cup crew return to test their mettle in the first Extreme Sailing Series Asia, taking place in Hong Kong on 20-24 November. Participation in the event marks the first step towards the creation of a new generation of top Asian sailors for high-performance events including the Volvo Ocean Race and the America's Cup. ??... [more]
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Coffs to Paradise and Sail Paradise events appoint Denis Thompson
Rob Mundle,
Australia's best-known professional yacht regatta manager, Denis Thompson, has been appointed Race Director for the inaugural Coffs to Paradise and Sail Paradise events. Thompson is well recognised as Race Director for Australia's premier keelboat regatta, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, plus Audi Geelong Week and a host of other major regattas along Australia's east coast.... [more]
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Foiler 1 Dash for Cash - Friday 4th December, Woollahra SC
Joe Turner,
As a lead up to this year's Sydney International regatta, SailtechGP and SLAM are throwing sailing biggest opener, the foiler 1 Dash for Cash! On Friday the 4th of December, Australia's best foiling moth sailors will go head to head on speed racing slalom course only 100m from the shores of Woollahra Sailing Club.... [more]
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Luderitz Speed Challenge - 50 knots but no new records
Luderitz Speed Challenge media,
The Luderitz Speed Challenge today began a couple hours later than yesterday as riders waited for the tide to drop and the wind to peak. The fastest time of the day went to Rob Douglas (Cabrinha) who again managed to hit 50 knots - a dream for most riders, but not good enough to be the fastest at this year's Speed Challenge.... [more]
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Solidaire du Chocolat - Wright and Brennan on Sail4Cancer cross finish
Solidaire du Chocolat media,
Solidaire du Chocolat - Damien Seguin and Armel Tripon crossed the finishing line to take fourth place, while British yachtsman, Tim Wright, and his Australian co-skipper, Nicko Brennan, crossed in fifth.... [more]
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Luderitz Speed Challenge - New World Kitespeed Record set by Caizergue
Luderitz Speed Challenge media,
At the Luderitz Speed Challenge records have fallen. Frenchman Alex Caizergues (F One) has broken the world kiteboarding speed record with an incredible time of 50.98 knots, breaking his previous world record of 50.57.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Tricky salvage operation underway for BT
BT media,
Transat Jacques Vabre - The 'Ilha de Sao Luis' tugboat chartered to try and salvage the BT yacht is currently attempting to tow the stricken monohull back to the Azores... but difficult weather conditions and the sheer weight of the IMOCA 60' full of water make for a very tricky operation.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Leaders under pressure
RivaCom,
Transat Jacques Vabre - As under-pressure leaders Marc Guillemot and Charles Caudrelier on Safran bent to the task of holding off the rapidly advancing, Kito de Pavant and Francois Gabart, their smiling, chilled rivals on identical design sistership, the laughing cow' logo'd Groupe Bel, back on eighth placed Aviva Britain's Dee Caffari declared herself one ‘happy bunny' as she and Brian Thompson h... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - Four Semi-Finalists confirmed
Louis Vuitton Trophy media,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - There's one match outstanding to complete the round robin, but the four semi finalists are confirmed. After the morning northerly blew itself out today the wind shifted to the east and built. Synergy ensured its advance to the semis with the win over Azzurra in a classic match race.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - TeamOrigin into Semi-Finals
Henry Foster,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - TeamOrigin won their final match in the Round Robin phase of the regatta today against the Franco-German All4One team... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 damaged and abandon record attempt
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Jules Verne Trophy. At around 1200 UT this Monday, a big cracking sound dashed the hopes of Franck Cammas and his nine crew in their bid to break Orange 2's round the world record from back in 2005.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss retires
Lucy Harwood,
Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss will shortly be heading towards The Azores. The skippers remain in regular contact with Race Director Jean Maurel and their shore team.... [more]
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Images of the Louis Vuitton Trophy by Christophe Favreau
Christophe Favreau,
Top international photographer, Christophe Favreau presents a gallery of images taken yesterday, Sunday, at the Louis Vuitton Trophy, Nice, Cote d'Azur... [more]
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The Best of BTS: Video from the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice
BTS Broadcasting,
Keith Brash & Matt Carkeek of BTS Broadcast have been producing some tremendous video from the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice. You can catch the full video playlist at www.btsbroadcast.com Here we present some of their video clips from the last few days.... [more]
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Funding available for International Classes
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia, with the assistance of the Australian Sports Commission, is offering financial support to skippers and crews who competed successfully in recent World Championships of International and Recognised Classes.... [more]
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Swiss will race America's Cup in Ras al-Khaimah if Appeal successful
Richard Gladwell,
The current Defender of the America's Cup, Societe Nautique de Geneve, today revealed that it wants to return to race in Ras al-Khaimah (UAE) to contest the 33rd America's Cup in giant multihulls. Far from trying to get the heat turned down on the legal action, the Swiss club have appointed a new firm of lawyers to represent them on the various actions, engaging Sullivan & Cromwell... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race - California in Cape Town
Clipper Ventures,
California, the American entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race, has arrived in Cape Town at the end of an extremely challenging race across the South Atlantic. For Cape Town-based skipper Pete Rollason and his crew it was an incredible feat of seamanship and their safe arrival at the Royal Cape Yacht Club is testament to the sailing skills they have developed.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss 'taking on water' after collision
Lucy Harwood,
At approximately 18:20 GMT yesterday (15/11/09) Hugo Boss crew Alex Thomson and Ross Daniel, reported a collision with an unidentified object in the water.... [more]
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Whitsunday Sailing Club welcomes Tasar Nationals 2010
Ian Grant,
Whitsunday Sailing Club Flag Officer Terry Archer has welcomed the opportunity to host the 2010 Australian Tasar championships on Pioneer Bay from July 3-10. But first Rear Commodore Terry Archer has plans in place to make the 2010 Nationals are success for the Club and the class association.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Trio profit from excellent conditions
RivaCom,
In the Transat Jacques Vabre the breakaway trio, Safran, Mike Golding Yacht Racing and Groupe Bel continue to profit from the excellent conditions through Sunday... [more]
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Solidaire du Chocolat - First three home
Oliver Dewar,
Solidaire du Chocolat - the 15 remaining boats encountered volatile conditions as the Caribbean delivered a new dimension to the race. Squalls, tropical storms, dead calm and weather information that rarely reflected reality turned the final 1,500 miles to the finish line into a contest where maximising boatspeed by just a fraction of a knot could mean crucial gains for the boats in close contact.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Calm before acceleration
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Jules Verne Trophy - For Groupama 3 the wait has been long and the change of pace brutal. Blocked at times making less than five knots until last night, Groupama 3 has found her wings again and is powering away at an average of thirty knots this Sunday afternoon!... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - One win and one loss for Artemis
Paul Cayard,
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Nice, France. Paul Cayard reports on the day's racing from onboard Artemis.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Synergy takes two wins
Louis Vuitton Trophy media,
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Emirates Team New Zealand scores two wins to wrap up round robins. Synergy completed a wire-to-wire win over TeamOrigin. Synergy today won two races and now occupies fourth place on the leaderboard with a 5-4 record.... [more]
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Interview with Bruce Kirby – the designer of the Laser - Part Two
Rob Kothe Sail-World.com,
This is part two the in depth interview Sail-World recently did with now 80 year old Bruce Kirby, the Canadian born Olympic Finn sailor who designed the Laser in 1969, in collaboration with Montreal based industrial designer and boat builder Ian Bruce. 40 years on the numbers of Lasers built is closing on 200,000.... [more]
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Joe Tripodi sacked as Minister for Ports and Waterways (and the rest)
Media Services,
New South Wales Premier, Nathan Rees has sacked two of his most controversial ministers in an attempt to gain a lift for his Labor government in the polls.... [more]
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Images of San Diego: Lowering the Wing on BMW Oracle Racing
Gilles Martin-Raget,
The wingsail on BOR90, BMW Oracle racing's challenger for the America's Cup, is not straight forward to raise and lower, and requires a special technique and equipment, while she is on her mooring. In this sequence shot by Gilles Martin-Raget, we show the lowering sequence of the almost 200ft tall wing, without the use of a crane.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs NSW Championship, Race 2- Another brilliant performance
Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League,
NSW 18ft Skiff Championship Race 2 on Sydney Harbour. Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas produced another brilliant performance in Thurlow Fisher–City... [more]
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18ft Skiff Auckland Champs - tight racing in winds up to 25kts
Scott Kennedy,
One point separates the top three boats in the 18ft skiff Auckland Champs which got underway with the fleet leaving the ramp, hoisting the number 2 small rigs. Two races were sailed in a NW breeze, building to 25knots by the end of the day. Race one was sailed in a puffy 10 - 15 knot NW breeze. Yamaha were over the line early, being called back. The fleet were close around the track with numerous... [more]
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Hong Kong's Thornburrow takes out Etchells Queensland title
Tracey Johnstone,
It took until the final race in the Wharf Tavern Etchells Queensland State Championship for the winner of the 30-year-old coveted title to be finally decided. The leading contenders fought every mile in the remaining race to go one better on each other. Three teams went into today's racing on equal ten points; Vaughan Prentice, Noel Paterson and Mark Thornburrow.... [more]
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Tasports Maria Island Race tune-up for unique endurance bid
Peter Campbell,
The Tasports Maria Island Yacht Race next weekend will be a full-on start to a campaign by a team of Hobart sailors and endurance athletes.... [more]
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Lipton Cup - Close racing as this photo sequence shows
Sail-World.com,
Lipton Cup 2009 being sailed on Port Phillip. Photographer Teri Dodds did not remain 'calm' through this photo sequence.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - A tough demanding week
RivaCom,
Transat Jacques Vabre crews can look back on a very tough, demanding first week en route from Le Havre to Costa Rica. Pepe Ribes of W-Hotels reported that they had crash tacked twice with the keel on the wrong side of the boat and waves crashing over them.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Advantage Artemis - Sander van der Borch images
Paul Cayard/Sander van der Borch images,
Paul Cayard onboard Artemis reports from the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice. We had a good day today and we never got on the water! Our Russian friends on Synergy did nice work beating BMW Oracle so we ended Round Robin 1 in fourth place thanks to the fact that we beat TeamOrigin.... [more]
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One owner chasing two quite different titles in Phuket King's Cup
Tracey Johnstone,
He has two boats entered in the 23rd Phuket King's Cup, can only helm one, but is chasing two quite different division titles in the one regatta.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - TFS: PagesJaunes takes win
Louis Vuitton Trophy media,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur France's TFS – PagesJaunes scored its first win. A new wind direction blew across the racecourse on the Baie des Anges, northeast, but the strength remained light, between four and eight knots. That put a premium on getting to the right side where there seemed to be more pressure. One knot difference in windspeed can add 10 degrees of heading.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Not a good day for Azzurra
Azzurra media,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - Italian team Azzurra hit a bad patch in today's first match races of Round Robin 2. The team sits behind leaders Emirates Team New Zealand in the provisional standings, and are on equal points with Team Origin (GBR).... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3's 300 mile loss
Cammas-Groupama,
Jules Verne Trophy - It's probably the worst day that Franck Cammas and his crew will have to experience as they sail around the world... As far as Franck's concerned, this Saturday will remain engraved in his memory as a long (overly long) break! 220 miles in 24 hours, which equates to half the distance on a calm day and three times less than on a normal day...... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race: Spirit of Australia pips Qingdao
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - In the cruellest of twists, that last mile took the Chinese team 47 minutes to complete as the wind died away to nothing, leaving the yacht ghosting with the tide towards the finish line, finally drifting across at 2323 local time (2123 GMT).... [more]
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