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Jono Neate won the Contenders Worlds on Tuesday, we are on the water for the Etchells Nationals.

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Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team



RYA and NSSA combine forces for Youth Sailing
RYA,
The RYA and the National Schools Sailing Association (NSSA) have agreed to combine forces.... [more]
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F18 Australian Championship - Top crews come together
Di Pearson, Audi Victoria Week,
The fast and exciting Formula 18 (F18) catamarans are coming to Corio Bay in Geelong, where the Royal Geelong Yacht Club will host the F18 Australian Championship for the first time at Audi Victoria Week from January 23-26.... [more]
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Cadet National Championship - Up and down for Cadet crews in Adelaide
Peter Campbell,
Victorians Isabella Say and Benjamin Brill, sailing Insayne from Sandringham Yacht Club continued to dominate the International Cadet Dinghy class national championship.... [more]
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Sail Paradise series - Down to the business end
Southport Yacht Club,
Southport Yacht Club's Yalumba Sail Paradise series goes into its final day of competition tomorrow. More than 300 competitors returned to the dock yesterday after two outstanding windward- leeward races in a freshening north easterly breeze... [more]
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America's Cup talks fail after Swiss hawks balk on final agreement
Richard Gladwell,
The originally planned one day meeting in Singapore, chaired by ISAF Rules and Int Jury Chairman, David Tillett, has broken up without agreement being reached on the complete package of rules trade-offs designed to resolve all outstanding issues in the 33rd America's Cup.... [more]
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Bartlett nails two on Day 4 of Barfoot and Thompson 12fter Interdom
Russell Davis,
Day 4 saw a freshening breeze on the Waitemata harbour. Once again there was a split rig decision between third and second rig for race 5.... [more]
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Images of the 12's: Day 4 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron presents this gallery of images form the fourth day of racing in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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Images of the Bloody Mary: Not exactly tropical!
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman presents this gallery of images from the Bloody Mary Pursuit sailed on the Queen Mary Reservoir, London, last weekend during some of the coldest weather ever experienced in the UK.... [more]
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Murphy & Nye 2010 Etchells Australian Championship - Bertrand's day
Rob Kothe,
Murphy & Nye 2010 International Etchells Australian Championship competitors breathed a sigh of relief after the very hot conditions of the last 24 hours were alleviated by a southerly this morning.... [more]
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There's nothing can stop her now...Jessica Watson rounded the Horn!
Nancy Knudsen,
With a 'mere' 35-40 knots and a 'mere' three metres of swell, Jessica Watson in her 36ft yacht Ella's Pink Lady must have been the luckiest girl in the world as she rounded Cape Horn at 0940GMT today.... [more]
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America's Cup: Challenger takes construction issue to NY Supreme Court
Richard Gladwell and Golden Gate YC,
Golden Gate Yacht Club, the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup has filed papers in the New York Supreme Court, challenging the use of 3DL sails, claimed to have been made at the North Sails facility in Nevada. The move in the New York Supreme Court comes while the Challenger and Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, are meeting in Singapore, under the facilitation of the the International sa... [more]
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RS:X Class announces Reach-4-The-Top Training Camp dates for 2010
ISAF / RS:X Class,
The RS:X Class is offering the opportunity for windsurfers to maximise their preparations for this year's ISAF Sailing World Cup event and the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship with their Reach-4-The-Top Training Camps.... [more]
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Exercise Transglobe: RAF Discoverer takes line honours in Auckland
Peta Stuart-Hunt/PR Works UK,
All three Exercise Transglobe yachts have now crossed the finish line in New Zealand and are on their way into Auckland harbour around 100 miles away. The RAF, after their successful Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, has taken line honours, followed by the Navy and the Army. It has clearly been an eventful and memorable trip for all concerned judging by some of the blogs received... [more]
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Queensland chooses 6 for 2010 Volvo ISAF World Youth Championship
Ian Grant,
Ben Franklin, Joanna Sterling, Angus Galloway, Angus Gough, Elloise Brake and Ashley Warlow selected to race under the proud Australian flag at the World championship in July... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 5: Fleet all bunched up nearing the Sunda Straits
Clipper Ventures,
'Fortune has changed the face of the race a number of times and still I am sure there is more to come,' says Team Finland's skipper Rob McInally. He's not wrong there, with just 50 nautical miles separating all ten boats and 750 nautical miles still to go it's anyone's guess which team will secure the top spot into Singapore.... [more]
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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke report on the 2010 49er Worlds
Burling Media,
The NZ 49er crew of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have just returned from the 49er Worlds in Grand Bahamas and filed this report: We've just finished the 2010 49er Worlds in the Bahamas – finishing 17th overall out of the 62 boats and 10th country out of 25. We had hoped for a higher placing - but are pleased that our position has improved 9 places since the Italy worlds... [more]
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Images of the 12's: Day 3 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron presents this gallery of images form the third day of racing in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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Freesssh big rig for the Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Russell Davis and Sail-World,
Racing continued in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour. The forecast was promising a nice breeze from the southwest. Racing started on time at 12 o'clock with the fleet having a split call on big and second rig.... [more]
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2010 Australian Spiral Championship entries hit 60 for Canberra
Matt Owen,
Over the Moon 2010 Australian Spiral Championship entries hit 60 for Canberra... [more]
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Is it an Alinghi bird, or is it a plane....?
Alinghi Media,
Port America's Cup passers-by have been doing a double take recently due to the new arrival of two small weather planes at the Alinghi camp. Jon Bilger, Alinghi's chief weather man, has the answers ... Can you describe these devices? Are they planes, gliders?... [more]
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Murphy & Nye 2010 Etchells Australians - A mark of consistency
John Curnow,
The Murphy & Nye 2010 International Etchells Australian Championship proper commenced this afternoon in bright sunshine and good winds. A strong fleet of 58 boats is sailing from the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club on the Central NSW coast - the regatta runs until Saturday January 16th.... [more]
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40th Contender World Championships - a new Champion
Rob Kothe & Al Constable,
Today it was ‘do or die' for several Contenders with aspirations of winning the 40th Contender Worlds title which is on offer this afternoon.... [more]
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Maritime Museum announces 2010 program for Endeavour replica
Australian National Maritime Museum Media,
Join a unique sailing opportunity full of history, adventure and the deep, blue sea aboard the replica of Captain Cook's Endeavour as it sets sail in 2010. The Australian National Maritime Museum has just announced Endeavour's sailing program for the year and invites aspiring 18th century sailors to sign up for a great maritime adventure.... [more]
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Hodda takes third title in final day showdown of VS Skiff Nationals
Michael Turton,
The skill and experience of the Firestorm crew of John Hodda, Dale Jacobson and Lindsay Auston was too powerful a combination for the young guns aboard the Dynamic Route skiff on the final day of racing in the2009/2010 Riversdale Mining VS 15ft Skiff National Title series sailed from Teralba Amateur Sailing Club last week.... [more]
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Melbourne Int'l Boat & Lifestyle Festival tickets go 'live online'
Greg Shoemark,
Online ticket sales for the Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival have gone live for 2010, for the first time ever in the Festival's history.... [more]
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Murphy & Nye 2010 International Etchells Australian Championship
Al Constable,
The Murphy & Nye 2010 International Etchells Australian Championship commences today at 1.00pm when the gun will be fired for Race 1 of the nine race series, being held at the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club from January 11th through to January 16th.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week: Strongest IRC fleet ever set to line up and race
Di Pearson, Audi Victoria Week Media,
Audi Victoria Week, to be held from January 21 and finishing on Australia Day, January 26 and according to Melbourne yacht owner Chris Dare, skipper of the Corby 49 designed Audi Centre Melbourne, “There has no better 40 to 50ft IRC Grand Prix fleet racing anywhere in the world for some years. At Audi Victoria Week you'll have to be at the top of your game every day if you have designs on winning.... [more]
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Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week yet?
Kristie Kaighin,
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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International 14 Class World Championship 2010 presentation
Neil Patchett,
Britain's Archie Massey and his crew Dan Wilsdon were presented tonight (11 January) with the CST Composites International 14 Class World Championship 2010 trophy.... [more]
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New Records Set at the Zhik Australian 470 Championship 2010
BaldWIN Media,
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page retain their Australian 470 Championship title for the second year, sailing home once they secured the victory after winning all nine races they competed in.... [more]
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Contender World Championships day four - Down to the wire
Rob Kothe & Al Constable,
Current Contender World Champion Italy's Andrea Bonezzi (ITA11) hopes of winning his eighth world title yesterday came under siege from Australia's Jono Neate (AUS 2323) and the question on everyone's lips today was ‘can Neate do it again?'... [more]
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2010 Murphy & Nye Etchells Australians - Shifting Lake Macquarie
John Curnow,
As the fleet approached the start line for the Invitation Race of the Murphy & Nye 2010 Australian Etchells Championship, the wind was 12-15 knots from the east nor' east, but swirling around under the grey clouds. Soon thereafter, the fleet had split into three groups, left, right and just a few in the middle of the course. Those on the right looked like they had the best of the wind shifts.... [more]
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Murphy & Nye 2010 Australian Etchells Championship
John Curnow,
A briefing for competitors in the Murphy & Nye 2010 Australian Etchells Championship has just concluded at the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club. rRcing in the Invitation race is due to commence at 3.00pm.... [more]
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Fickle conditions test 12 ft skiff Interdominion sailors in Auckland
Russell Davis,
Day one of the Barfoot and Thompson 12ft Skiff Interdominions got under way on Saturday at the Auckland Sailing Club. First up was the invite race which was a Mark Foy start. Most of the fleet had bolted in their 2nd rigs. Conditions were testing with light shifty winds and some solid puffs coming down the harbour as well.... [more]
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Whitsunday Sailing Club's Africa claims stake to Rum Bucket trophy
Ian Grant,
Terry Archer made a strong claim to become the pacesetter for the Whitsunday Sailing Club Airlie Sails Rum Bucket trophy. Africa a supremely comfortable Bavaria 42 cruiser completed a strong performance outpacing her rivals.... [more]
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Northshore Yachts chooses Raymarine E Series Widescreen
Liza Sticpewich,
The first Southerly 49 built by UK-based Northshore Yachts, and on show at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, will feature a complete suite of navigational, communication and safety products from Raymarine. It will be one of the first sailing yachts to have the new E Series Widescreen HybridTouch, with ST60+ instruments and new HD High Definition digital radar.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 5: Bye bye to the Scoring gate now on to Singapore
Clipper Ventures Media,
Spirit of Australia wins race to Scoring Gate, Cork and Uniquely Singapore take Scoring Gate points while Jamaica Lightning Bolt has emerged from Stealth Mode and has moved up through the fleet during but there's the tiniest hint of disappointment. What does the next 900 miles hold for the crew on this highly technical stage of Clipper 09-10?... [more]
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Sail Paradise underway in perfect conditions
Rob Mundle,
Sail Paradise, Australia's newest regatta, got underway in spectacular fashion off the Gold Coast yesterday with perfect sailing conditions... [more]
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Flying Dutchman Australian Nationals 2009/10 winners decided
Michael Nolan,
The Flying Dutchman Australian Nationals have finished one day early with three races on the final day - Ian McCrossin and James Cook won with one race to spare...but there were less than three points in it, and the next two boats were on equal points.... [more]
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Champion Crowned on the Penultimate day of the Australian Finn Champs
BaldWIN Media,
Australian Olympian, Anthony Nossiter retains his Australian Finn Championship title, winning with a day to spare! Nossiter's training partner, Nik Burfoot was leading the regatta until the half way mark where Nossiter found his form winning the final six races.... [more]
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2010 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship winners
Craig Heydon,
Sailors from all corners of Australia and from throughout the region have been victorious at the 2010 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship... [more]
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International 14 World Championship - Massey wins back to back titles
Neil Patchett,
British sailor Archie Massey and his crew Dan Wilsdon won the CST Composites International World Championship today with a race to spare on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Australian Hobie Nationals run and won
Anthony Duchatel,
The Australian Hobie Nationals have been run and won over a two part series, held in Mandurah Western Australia from the 28th December through to the 6th January. The WA contingent was out in force, relishing the generally moderate to strong conditions.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs SP-HighModulus Australian Championship, you Gotta Love It
Frank Quealey,
Defending champions Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Tom Clout have immediately set the standard for the 2009-2010 SP-HighModulus Australian 18ft Skiff Championship when they scored a convincing victory in Gotta Love It 7 in Race 1 of the regatta on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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Contender World Championships Day Three - Two Neate victories
Rob Kothe,
The Contender World Championships day three belonged to Australian Jono Neate. Race 5 had a clear start, with Jono Neate (AUS2323) choosing to start on the Committee Boat end with event leader Andrea Bonezzi (ITA11) mid line.... [more]
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McDougall's Mach 2 is Moth Champ
Bernie Kaaks,
The 2010 International Moth Class Championship finished today with a resounding win to Victorian Andrew McDougall sailing a McConaghy built Mach 2 foiling Moth. He won 11 of the 15 races and most by convincing margins.... [more]
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SB3 Form guide part one for the Audi Victoria Week in Geelong
Grace Kerr,
Form Guide for Geelong Week SB3 Sailors Part 1 With the absence of last years Geelong SB3 winner from the 2010 event, picking the 2010 champion is difficult. The fleet has seen significant changes from last year with new sailors joining the class, crew changes and the announcement of the 2012 Worlds coming to Geelong.... [more]
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Spain's Martinez and Fernandez new 49er World Champions
Jerelyn Biehl,
Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez of Spain have won their third 49er World Championship ('02, '04, '10) adding to their Olympic Gold medal from Athens in 2004 and Silver medal from Beijing in 2008.... [more]
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Champion fleet for 2010 Murphy & Nye Etchells Australian Championship
Rob Kothe & Al Constable,
A top class fleet of around sixty One Design Etchells boats with America's Cup sailors, Olympians, World Champions and Club sailors from across Australia will be racing on Australia's largest saltwater lake, Lake Macquarie this week.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia first to scoring gate
Clipper Ventures,
Spirit of Australia are the first boat to cross the scoring gate with Cork, Ireland crossing in second place. A change in wind speed and direction has favoured Spirit of Australia. Uniquely Singapore is also in a strong position to pick up points at the scoring gate but the team's skipper, Jim Dobie, is finding the situation tense.... [more]
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Etchells Class successful Capture the Spirit campaign
Tracey Johnstone,
12 months ago the Australian Etchells class launched an innovative national marketing campaign targeted at increasing the profile and participation levels of the highly successful one-design keel-boat class.... [more]
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Zhik Australian 470 Championship 2010, Day 3
BaldWIN Media,
Unquestionable domination is being demonstrated by the Australian Sailing Team pair of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page having won all seven races.... [more]
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Interdominion 12' Skiff Championships - Dimension Polyant first up win
Twelve Foot Skiff Association and Sail-World.com,
The 2010 Interdominions 12' Skiff Championships are being held at the Auckland Sailing Club, Okahu Bay, Auckland from 9 - 17 January 2010. On Day one Dimension Polyant (Nick Press) took out race 1.... [more]
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Australian 16ft Skiff Championships - Race 7 and final result
Michael McMahon,
Australian 16ft Skiff Championships Race 7, the final race was sailed on Saturday 9th January in an 8-14 knot easterly breeze. After one general recall the fleet got away on the second start.... [more]
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Miss Conduct on best behaviour in Green Island Race
Peter Campbell,
Long race specialist Robin Fleming today sailed his Northshore 34 Miss Conduct to a corrected time win in the Combined Club's annual Green Island Race, conducted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. With 25 to 29 knots recorded at the Iron Pot mid-afternoon, the fleet had an exciting run back across the entrance to the Derwent, although the breeze was lighter in the river, easing during the aftern... [more]
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Contender World Championship Images from Day Two
Contender Worlds,
A perfect day out on the water for day two of the Contender World Championships being sailed from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Manly, Queensland.... [more]
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2010 Contender Worlds Day 2- Its tough out there says The Master
Al Constable and Rob Kothe,
The 40th Contender Worlds Day 2 sailed on a benign Waterloo Bay in Brisbane Australia. Andrea Bonezzi sailed his first Championships 25 years ago and has won seven World titles since then. Today his experience continued to shine through.... [more]
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J24 Nationals - Wetty Gripper takes home the title
J24,
J24 Nationals - On a day where bad luck stories abound, Sean Wallis and his team on Wetty Gripper came home to win.... [more]
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Richard Gladwell,
Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! This Professional Package includes access to a unique set of tools allowing the user to predict weather conditions for use in club racing, major series or peace of mind while cruising... [more]
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Upload your own Event and Class Sailing News Now!!
Sail-World.com,
If your Nationals are running and there is no report on Sail-World, email or call your Publicity Person now with this information.!!! Sailors are used to reading the sailing news of today, online. It might be the 12's,13's,16's, Flying Dutchman,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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Australian Finn Championship 2010 - Little change at the top
BaldWIN Media,
Australian Finn Championship 2010 Day Three. Australian Olympian, Anthony Nossiter had the race won from the start, blasting out of the blocks at the pin end of the line, he lead to the finish. With the tide ebbing at full force across the course and the winds so light it was critical to get the strategy right. The slightest mistake was heavily punished in the tight fleet.... [more]
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174th Australia Day Regatta on Sydney Harbour
Peter Campbell,
Sydney Harbour and the coastal stretch of the Tasman Sea between Botany Bay and Port Jackson will play host to the 174th Australia Day Regatta.... [more]
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Flying Dutchman Australian Nationals - Sorrento Victoria
Michael Nolan,
With two days to go the top five boats are all closely placed. Boats have come from NSW, VIC and SA, with crews flying in from Adelaide, Perth and Mt Isa as well to compete in a highly competitive fleet.... [more]
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Australian 470 Championship 2010 - Four in a row for Page and Belcher
BaldWIN Media,
Australian 470 Championship 2010. Limited action on day 2 with just one light wind race completed. Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page won their fourth consecutive race of the series.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Rankings prior to 2010 World Championships in NZL
Robert Deaves,
The final OK Dinghy World Ranking List before the much awaited 2010 World Championships in Wellington, New Zealand, in February shows little movement in the top 10... [more]
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Strong Ullman Sails presence at Audi Victoria Week
Tony Bull,
Audi Victoria Race Week is one of the biggest regattas down under, hosted in Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay. With over 400 boats split over multiple fleets, it is believed to be the largest regatta in the Southern Hemisphere. It is preceded by the Audi Docklands Invitational on the 21st and 22nd of January.... [more]
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Women in wooden boats top the fleet at the Australian Mirror Champs
Grant Atherton,
Hobart teenage girls Jessie Atherton and Katherine Maher in 'Kamikaze' took out their second International Mirror Australian Championship at the 44th Australian Championships sailed from the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club in Queensland over the Christmas – New Year period. The two, known almost universally as 'the girls' opened with a solid win in the Cliff Scott Memorial Invitation Race ...... [more]
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OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship day two
Craig Heydon,
Day two of OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship saw close racing throughout the fleets. As Adelaide entered day two of a heat wave with temperatures creeping towards 40 degrees the sailors hit the water for a 10am start in light, shifty conditions.... [more]
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