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All the sailing news EXCEPT that race.



Australian B14 Championships Day 2 at Belmont
Sophie Hunt,
Another grey morning, but warm, no rain, clearing skies and plenty of breeze from the south, forecast to stay in. Overnight leaders Guy Bancroft and David Grace (Sly Bone, VIC) were sporting the orange jersey, but it was not to be their day.... [more]
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Groupama 3 back in Lorient to prepare for Jules Verne Trophy attempt
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Groupama 3 was eelcomed home by Franck Cammas and his team, the ten crew will now be able to enjoy a much deserved break as the technicians take over to prepare Groupama 3 for a fresh attempt to conquer the Jules Verne Trophy the minute the weather conditions are favourable at the start of 2010.... [more]
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Melbourne to Hobarts - East Coast yachts in sight of Hobart
Jennifer McGuigan,
Heemskirk Melbourne to Hobart East Coaster - Tony Fowler's Ocean Skins made his routine call from the Iron Pot this morning at 08.15 declaring an ETA at the finish line of 9.45am. With a 15 knot northerly in the river they are screaming home and within sight of each other one mistake could change the order.... [more]
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Images from Day 1 of Hartley TS 16 Australian Championships
Dale Lorimer,
On the first sunny day that Sydney has seen since Christmas Eve, the first race of the 45th Hartley TS16 Australian Championships was sailed from Drummoyne Sailing Club on the Parramatta River. The highly competitive fleet of 23 boats took to the water in a 10-15 knots sou'easterly breeze, sailing a course around the islands and marks in the river.... [more]
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Sabot Nationals & Sabot Week - Two bullets and cartridges to prove it
Peter Mcintosh,
In sailing, they say you score a bullet when you win a race on line honours. Today (Tuesday) under a shotgun start Sophie McIntosh and Jordan Makin scored two bullets in the first two races of the Australian Sabot Championships and they will get the srarting gun cartridges as souvenirs to prove it.... [more]
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Australian Laser Championships- Overseas flavour spices up competition
Josh Sampson,
It's been a day out for the Internationals at the Australian Laser Championships with wins and places across the board. Race 1 began on schedule at 1330 drenched in sunshine and accompanied by steady 8-10 knot winds.... [more]
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Launceston to Hobart - Hobart summer day sparkles for Blue Sky
Peter Campbell,
Launceston yacht Blue Sky, skippered by Richard Fisher, this evening looks strongly placed to be the Overall winner of the Sargisons Jewellers Launceston to Hobart Race. Derwent Sailing Club sailing manager Tony Nicholas confirmed the likely handicap results after assessing the corrected time results of the 10 yacht fleet that had finished the 285 nautical mile race by 5.00pm today and after revi... [more]
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Mr Kite flies high to take Launceston to Hobart race line honours
Peter Campbell,
Champion Hobart yachtsman Andrew Hunn today turned on a brilliant display of tactical sailing and helmsmanship to take line honours in the Sargisons Jewellers Launceston to Hobart with his state-of-the-art 40-footer Mr Kite.... [more]
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Melbourne to Hobart - Rock hopping on the West Coast
Jennifer McGuigan,
Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster. The West Coast fleet have been enjoying consistent breezes today and are currently inshore taking advantage of the sea breeze effect before nightfall.... [more]
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Etihad Stadium confirmed for Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race
Damian Devine,
Following the disappointment of missing out on the Hobart Race for Grant Wharington's luckless 98ft Etihad Stadium Wild Thing, the team have worked overtime to fix the rig and replace the runner blocks in time to officially enter the 2010 Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht race late today.... [more]
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First European Championships in Freestyle Kiteboarding
IKA,
For 2010, the International Kiteboarding Class Association (IKA) announces the first official European Championships in Freestyle Kiteboarding. For 2010, the tour starts with stages in Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and at least one more country, and will have a total Price Money of more than 60.000€.... [more]
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Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart - Cold War
John Curnow,
In a classic East versus West scenario, the two fleets in the Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart also do battle for the bragging rights of being the first home between the two events. As Day Two draws out and the boats are still a fair way from home, in completely different weather too, it's time to take a look at who's where and why.... [more]
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Richard Gladwell,
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Heemskirk Melbourne to Hobart (s), wind or no wind, East vs West
Jennifer McGuigan ORCV,
In the East, anything from 5 - 20 knots and coming from all directions. The foredeckies are working hard with the sail changes, meanwhile in the West 10 -15 knot west south westerlies plus a Gale Warning... [more]
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Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart - Swiss Cheese
John Curnow,
Is full of holes, which pretty much describes the wind patterns over the last while and importantly, for the next 24 hour period as well. Heat is the main issue. Hobart itself is warming up and it is to be 34degrees and very calm here on Friday.... [more]
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Launceston to Hobart race - Mr Kite breaks away
Peter Campbell,
Latest news on the Launceston to Hobart fleet. Line honours favourite Mr Kite has finally broken clear of her rivals, 42 South and The Fork in the Road. Dianne Barkas has steered her Sydney 38 Sullivans Cove Whisky to the front of the second group of yachts in the L2H race.... [more]
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Kidder Williams Melbourne to Launceston Race - eXtasea all the way
Jennifer McGuigan,
Melbourne to Launceston. In a flying finish eXtasea the DK 46 from Geelong skippered by Paul Buchholz crossed the line at 18.39. This well performed Geelong boat were preparing for the race from Sydney but with a glitch in their entry switched to the Launceston race.... [more]
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Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Tassie Trio - All night long...
John Curnow,
...they came in - like mossies to the zapper. So it is fantastic that all but one of the Kidder Williams Melbourne to Launceston fleet is now occupying, the hitherto empty berths, at the Tamar Yacht Club.... [more]
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eXtasea takes line honours in Melbourne to Launceston race
Jennifer McGuigan ORCV,
In a flying finish eXtasea the DK 46 from Geelong skippered by Paul Buchholz crossed the line at 18.39. This well performed Geelong boat were preparing for the race from Sydney but with a glitch in their entry switched to the Launceston race. With the Line honours win and places in both IRC and AMS handicap thy will be celebrating today.... [more]
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Meeting called to resolve America's Cup construction issue
Richard Gladwell and GGYC Media,
America's Cup Challenger, Golden Gate Yacht Club has initiated further moves on the Constructed in Country issue after the passing of its five day deadline set on 22 December. On 22 December GGYC notified The America's Cup defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, requesting a response to claims that it's America's Cup Defender, Alinghi 5 had sails constructed using the 3DL process, manufactured at No... [more]
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Launceston to Hobart - Three leading yachts neck and neck
Peter Campbell,
Launceston to Hobart - The lead has changed three times since the 35 boat fleet set sail from Beauty Point on the Tamar River yesterday. The Derwent Sailing Club's yacht tracker, OceanTrack.com.au at 7.30pm placed The Fork in Road four nautical miles south-west of Maria Island.... [more]
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Classic 12fter Nimble to celebrate 50 years of Interdominion racing
Neil Kennedy,
In association with the Auckland Sailing Club who are hosting the 50th edition of this event, the Chairman of Trustees of the Auckland Traditional Boatbuilding School Robert Brooke has led the construction of a replica of Nimble Q8 the leading points scorer in the New Zealand team that competed in the inaugural event held on Sydney Harbour in 1957... [more]
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Spectacular Sharpies hit the Derwent
Peter Campbell,
The Australian Sharpie, one of the icons of adult off-the-beach, high performance sailing, hit the River Derwent running today with some spectacular sailing in lead-up races to the National championships.... [more]
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Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart - Living the Dream
John Curnow,
A certain Phil Barret of OzSpars is aboard Robert Green's Pacific 50, 'Dream'. Why is that important you ask. Well, he's a really nice person. OK. What else, then?... [more]
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B14 Australian Titles Day 1 at Belmont
Sophie Hunt,
B14 Australian National Titles underway - current World and National Champion Guy Bancroft grasps early lead. Wells and Dabner throw first race away, not being able to locate the finish.... [more]
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Melbourne to Launceston - The winner is just three hours away
John Curnow,
Paul Buchholz's DK46 'Extasea' is closing in on the finish at Low Head at the mouth of the Tamar River, near Launceston, Tasmania.... [more]
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Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Everything - Paint Drying...
John Curnow,
Overnight it had certainly been a testing time in the Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Everything. ‘The Secretary' had reported that they were doing 1.5knots - all of which was generated by the tide. Thankfully, this was in the right direction. By the chance the sun had had some time to cook things up a bit, the picture began to change.... [more]
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Launceston to Hobart - Less than half a mile separates leaders
Peter Campbell,
Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - The record 35 yachts in the fleet which set sail from Beauty Point on the Tamar River at 1pm yesterday made good progress in light north-westerly winds over night. Less than half a sea mile separated the three yachts, The Fork in the Road, Mr Kite and 42 South, at 12 noon today.... [more]
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Upload your own Event and Class Sailing News Now!!
Sail-World.com,
Sailors are used to reading the sailing news of today, online. It might be the B14's, the Sabots, J-24's, Etchells, 505's, Fireballs, Hartley TS16's, Mirrors, NS14's, - All these classes post reports via the Sail-World Upload system.... [more]
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Hobart Races - All quiet on the southern front
Peter Campbell,
For the past four years, the morning or early afternoon of the 28th of December has seen a hive of activity around the waterfront and on the River Derwent stretching to south to the river entrance at the Iron Pot.... [more]
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Sabot class steeped in tradition gets set for 46th Australian titles
Peter McIntosh,
All is ready for the other major sailing event taking place near Sydney during the Sydney-to-Hobart, it's the 46th Australian Sabot Championships and Sabot Week.... [more]
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Launceston to Hobart fleet making good progress despite light winds
Peter Campbell,
The fleet in the 285 nautical mile Sargisons Launceston to Hobart (L2H) ocean race is making good progress down the Tasmanian East Coast.... [more]
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Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to everywhere. Good morning! For some
John Curnow,
As the sun rises in Launceston, Tasmania, some have had a great night and others, well, much less so. Not much good about the morning for boats like ‘INSX', who have slipped to last place in the Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster. ‘Belle' has not been able to hold their early lead in the Melbourne to Launceston, which would seem to indicate that it did get fairly soft overnight... [more]
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Launceston to Hobart - Fork in the Road takes lead
Peter Campbell,
Launceston to Hobart Yacht - In a tactical move to gain first advantage of a developing north-easterly breeze, Hobart yachtsman Andrew Hunn late this afternoon steered his Cape 40 north of the rhumbline course from Low Head to Banks Strait while most of the fleet elected to sail directly along the north-east coast of Tasmania.... [more]
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Melbourne to Hobarts and Melbourne to Launceston start pictures
Sail-World.com,
Images from photographer Teri Dodds at the start of the two Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobarts and the Kidder Williams Melbourne to Launceston races this afternoon.... [more]
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Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne races - You just have to love ideal!
John Curnow,
The two Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobarts and the Kidder Williams Melbourne to Launceston races got away into the best kind of sailing conditions earlier on today. Healthy 15 knot Southerly seabreezes, warm temperatures, mostly sunny skies, flat seas and yes – spinnakers!... [more]
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Women's Match Racing Observation regattas
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Development Women's Match Racing Squad will be conducting two Match racing 'Observation' events on February 6 and 7 and March 6 and 7, 2010.... [more]
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Sargisons Launceston to Hobart Race sets sail today
Peter Campbell,
The newest ocean race in Australian waters starts today with a fleet of 35 yachts setting sail in the third edition of the 285 nautical mile Sargisons Launceston to Hobart Race from Beauty Point on the Tamar River at 1.00pm. Organised by the Derwent Sailing Club and the Tamar Yacht Club, the start from off Inspection Head wharf will give the public a close-up view of what should be a spectacu... [more]
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Cock of the Bay – All squared away
John Curnow,
The Entire Group Cock of the Bay on Melbourne's Port Phillip is all squared away with the vast majority of crews electing to stay with our hosts for the night, Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.... [more]
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Entire Cock of the Bay - Scarlet Runner takes the record!
John Curnow,
'Scarlet Runner' has taken just taken almost 10 minutes off the record in this year's Ocean Racing Club of Victoria Cock of the Bay race. It was a marvellous effort as they reached in towards the line.... [more]
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NSW Maritime says Hobart start on Sydney Harbour went well
NSW Maritime,
The traditional Boxing Day start in the harbour to the Sydney to Hobart yacht race went well, according to NSW Maritime.... [more]
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Entire Cock of the Bay – 103 away
John Curnow,
The Entire Group Cock of the Bay on Melbourne's Port Phillip got 103 boats away at 10.30 this morning, into a 10 to 15 knot Southeasterly. Three boats were, in fact, a little too eager to get into and were the subject of individual recall.... [more]
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Holiday fun at the Youth Sailing Academy, CYCA
Pam Scrivenor,
With 36 sailors signed up for the School Holiday Course, the Youth Sailing Academy at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia was a noisy place on Monday 14 December. Ten coaches, either graduates or current members of the YSA Advanced Squad and several of the Australian Sailing Development Squad sailors, divided everyone into nine Elliott 6s and took to the water for the four day course.... [more]
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America's Cup: SNG respond on Construction in Country issue
Richard Gladwell,
The Defender of the America's Cup, Société Nautique de Genève (SUI) have responded to the Constructed in Country issue raised by the Challenger, Golden Gate Yacht Club via an Open Letter issued yesterday. That letter queried whether the Defender was using sails that were built on Switzerland, or if they were built in USA... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Positive progress on 33rd America's Cup negotiations
Richard Gladwell,
Despite the apparent silence since last Thursday's meeting in Valencia, discussions are believed to be proceeding positively with the Spanish authorities over arrangements on the 33rd America's Cup. At this stage the Match is still as the New York Supreme Court ordered - for a best of three Match starting on the 8 February 2010.... [more]
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Australian Sabot Championships and Sabot Week - Blast from the past
Peter McIntosh,
Upwards of 153 competitors are participating in the 46th Australian Sabot Championships and Sabot Week at Gosford starting just after Christmas and shotgun starts are the order of the day.... [more]
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Dragons 2010 Australasian Championship - WA ready to battle
Sonya Rosbotham,
Western Australian Dragon sailors are ready to take on their interstate competitors and even a few Russians as they prepare to compete in the 2010 Australasian Championship's Prince Philip Cup. Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club (RFBYC) will be hosting 2010's Australasian Championship for the 8.9 metre, long keel Dragon yachts.... [more]
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New ISAF Rules become effective 1 January 2010
ISAF Media,
From 1 January 2010, the new edition of the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations 2010-11 comes into effect along with amendments to The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009-2012 and the 2010 Prohibited List of the World Anti-Doping Code.... [more]
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NSWIS State High Performance Coach - Sailing
Craig Heydon,
The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) is the state's peak elite sports agency. The Institute supports more than 700 high performance athletes on squad or individual scholarships over 28 sports programs.... [more]
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Belmont Bethwaite warmup for National B14 Titles
Geoff Waldon,
B14s practice run at Belmont in preparation for the National Titles. Will the young guns break through or will the veterans prevail?... [more]
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Great deal on Laser 4.7s for Sabot sailors!
Jardine Media,
Performance SailCraft Australasia, the powerhouse manufacturer and distributor of Laser in Australia, is offering great deals on new Laser 4.7s for junior sailors competing in this weekend's Sabot National Titles at Gosford Sailing Club.... [more]
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RORC announce change to class bands for the 2010 Rolex Commodores' Cup
J2 Communications,
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) today announced a change to the class rating bands for the 2010 Rolex Commodores' Cup which runs from the 15 to 21st August. The lower limit of Class 1 has been lowered by 10 points from 1.120 to 1.110. The rating bands for classes 2 and 3 remain unchanged.... [more]
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Liz Wardley arrives in Portugal
SolOceans,
Liz Wardley moored her SolOceans One-design (16 metres - 52.5 feet) alongside the pontoons of the Marina de Cascais, Lisbon (Portugal) after the premature end of the Around-the-world Reference Tour of the SolOceans - OceanoScientific® Campaign 2009-2010.... [more]
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America's Cup: Challenger initiates Construction Origin issue
Richard Gladwell,
The much expected Constructed in Country discussion has kicked off in the ongoing saga of the 33rd America's Cup. The issue harks back to the 19th century Deed of Gift which requires that the vessel be 'constructed in the country to which the Challenging Club belongs'. It has not really been determined if the same rule applies to the Defending club, and it is believed that the Defender has... [more]
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