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All Offshore sailors must read Flinders Inquiry report. Some chilling reading in the CYCA report.

Lots of other news.



CYCA releases Internal Inquiry Report of Flinders Islet Race Incident
Jennifer Crooks,
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has made public today the internal inquiry report commissioned by the Club following the incident which occurred early morning 10 October 2009 in the vicinity of Flinders Islet off the coast of Port Kembla, resulting in the deaths of Andrew Short and Sally Gordon.... [more]
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First entries received for Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race
Jennifer Crooks,
Current leader of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's prestigious Blue Water Pointscore, Syd Fischer, owner of Ragamuffin, was the first to submit an entry for the Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race, which starts at 12 noon on Friday 19 March... [more]
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CentrePort Youth Match Racing 2010 -A Trans-Tasman Clash
RPNYC Events,
Light southerlies on day 3 meant racing took place around the corner in Evan's Bay. Another fantastic day in Wellington and perfect conditions for match racing!... [more]
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Geographe Bay Race Week Day 5 - Delayed Action
Bernie Kaaks,
By noon a light north westerly filled in, the cruising fleets had a comfortable sail along the West Busselton shoreline while the IRC divisions and sportsboats completed all three scheduled windward/leeward races, which brought them back to shore around 6pm.... [more]
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RC44 Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy - Team Aqua back on top
RC44 Class Association,
Chris Bake and his Team Aqua dominated the first day of the fleet regatta with two victories and two second places. The team from the UAE sits seven points ahead of Torbjorn Tornqvist's Artemis and Igor Lah's Ceeref after four races. The conditions were absolutely fantastic today for the first day of the fleet regatta, with 15-18 knots breeze and very warm sunshine.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup, Kieler Woche, Germany: Online entry opens
Karoline Menneking / ISAF,
Online entry is now open for the 2010 edition of Kieler Woche, the annual German festival of sailing and sixth and penultimate stop of the 2009-2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton series expected to be scene-setter for America's Cup
Richard Gladwell and Louis Vuitton,
Details of the upcoming Louis Vuitton Trophy were announced in a media conference this morning at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. The regatta will be the first for the America's Cup teams since the 33rd Match was won by BMW Oracle Racing in Valencia, two weeks ago, and as such will take on a new urgency as positioning for the 34th America's Cup begins. Already some hiring of key people is... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 ahead of reference time
Groupama-Cammas,
At 52° S and 172° E, Groupama 3 is positioned at a point which is practically antipodal to the finish point off Ushant! Still behind a depression circulating at 60° S, Groupama 3 is making headway in a slightly irregular breeze, both in terms of strength and direction, though the sea is undulating in an increasingly harmonious manner.... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 - Beau Geste takes monohull line honours
RORC,
Beau Geste has taken monohull line honours finishing the RORC Caribbean 600 on the 25th February 00 01 13 in an elapsed time of 2 Days 11 Hours 21 Minutes 13 Seconds. Helmsman Gavin Brady was very impressed with the race course.... [more]
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Has the new RS100 got what it takes to be successful Down Under?
Performance Sailcraft (Australasia),
Does this new single handed dinghy, developed through an interactive online process, have what it takes to be successful Down Under? Please give us your feed back!!... [more]
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'True to the Sea' A Marine Photographic Exhibition
Fran Burke,
'True to the Sea' is a nautical inspired photographic exhibition featuring Australia's leading marine photographer Andrea Francolini on show during March at Henri Lloyd Chatswood Chase. This rare and amazing collection of images portrays the high performance, sheer strength and determination of yachting and yachtsman alongside the glamour of a life lived by the sea. On display from 2nd March to 2... [more]
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Lexus Lincoln Week Regatta - Secret Men's Business 3.5 takes IRC
Nicole Haack,
Adelaide yacht Secret Men's Business 3.5, fast and well-crewed, headed off spirited competition from the very similar Melbourne yacht Scarlet Runner, to win the 'grand prix' IRC division of the Lexus Lincoln Week regatta, which concluded at Port Lincoln today.... [more]
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Olympians coach at Mandurah Easter Regatta
Kevin Luff,
The Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club's annual Easter Regatta will feature Australian Laser Champion and International Sailing Federation (ISAF) ranked Laser sailor Tom Slingsby. The regatta, which will be held from Friday April 2-5, will also feature:... [more]
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Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - Melges 32 Tasmanian racing debut
Peter Campbell,
One of the world's newest and exciting one-design racing yachts, the Melges 32, will make its Tasmanian racing debut in this weekend's Crown Series Bellerive Regatta with Hobart international yachtsman Greg 'Enzo' Prescott on the helm.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - Cape Town selected as first port of call
Volvo Ocean Race,
Cape Town's selection as the first port for the 2011-12 race is a result of a lot of hard work on the part of the stopover organisers in meeting the criteria laid down by the port bidding process introduced for this edition of the race.... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 sunset and sunrise pictures from Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi images/Sail-World.com,
Master photographer Carlo Borlenghi presents this gallery of images of sunset and sunrise in from the RORC Caribbean 600.... [more]
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RC 44s in Dubai: Ambitious Sea Dubai turn their fortunes around
Sea Dubai Sailing Team,
Sea Dubai scooped the top match-racing prize today for the first time in their third season of racing in the class. The win was made particularly sweet by being the season opener, on home ground and so convincing after taking top place in seven out of their eight matches. Last season the team had mixed fortunes where they performed some stunning racing and amazing tactics but... [more]
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Adventurer set to re-create Captain Bligh's 4,000nm Bounty Boat voyage
Emily Dwiar,
This morning, one of Australia's great adventurers, Don McIntyre, formally announced his most recent expedition – to re-create one of the most extraordinary stories of survival and determination, Captain William Bligh's 4,000 mile open boat ‘Mutiny on the Bounty' voyage.... [more]
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CentrePort Youth Match Racing - Day 2, Round Robin 1 complete
RPNYC E,
Racing resumed this morning, on the second day of the CentrePort Youth Match Racing, outside the Royal Port Nicholson YC and Round robin 1 was was completed just before lunch today. Royal Sydney Yacht Squardron skipper Jordan Reece topped Round Robin 1 followed by fellow Australian Will Mackenzie, Matt Steven finished in third and rounding out the top four was Tim Coltman.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 carried along by the swell
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 record attempt. There is not a lot at the entrance to the Pacific Ocean, though there is a swell... A fine W'ly swell which is enabling Groupama 3 to continue to lengthen her stride, pushed by a twenty-five knot SW'ly wind. The climate is still mild and (at last) there is a seascape to contemplate as the clouds have given way to a starry sky.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Reflections on Valencia 2010
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, reflects on the week in Valencia and what can be taken out of the 33rd America's Cup: Probably the first point is that Alinghi 5 is not as slow as her results would tend to indicate. In Race 1 she was caught out badly by a sudden change of windstrength just after the start, and with a bigger head sail on... [more]
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RC 44 Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy - A job well done for Team Sea Dubai
Bernard Schopfer,
RC 44 Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy - Markus Wieser and his team from the United Arab Emirates win the match race title of the Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy RC 44, ahead of No Way Back (DEN) and Artemis (SWE).... [more]
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America's Cup: The latest video from BMW Oracle Racing
BMW Oracle Racing,
The latest video from BMW Oracle Racing of their Race Day and Victory Tour coverage:... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Mascalzone Latino Audi Team signs on
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA,
Mascalzone Latino Audi Team, the recently-annointed Italian Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, joins seven other Cup contenders in Auckland next month to race on New Zealand's Waitemata Harbor for the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland.... [more]
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Glowfast Cruising Series – Just as bright, half the price
Brita Fowler,
Glowfast has long been known for its Luminous Draft Stripes Now they have announced the release of their Cruising Series, and they are half the price!... [more]
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Geographe Bay - Light airs cancel third Windward and Return race
Bernie Kaaks,
Geographe Bay's notorious 'noon lull' arrived early today, during the second of three race scheduled on the windward and return course. the third race was therefor abandoned and some Division 3 yachts failed to make the time limit.... [more]
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VIC and WA Optimist Champs - One weekend .. two regattas .. 160 boats!
Warwick Crossman,
There is probably no other class in Australia that could support two State Championships being run on the same weekend and still attract huge fleets to both events like the Optimist have.... [more]
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2010 Black Rock Skiff Regatta - 20 & 21 March 2010
Mark Taylor,
The 2010 Black Rock Skiff Regatta is only four weeks away - NOR now on the club's website. This annual event is being used this year for the venue for the 2010 Victorian Championships for the I14, B14, F15 and the Musto Performance Skiff. All skiffs are invited to attend on the weekend of 20 and 21 March 2010... [more]
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First record for Groupama 3 during the Jules Verne Trophy
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy. It was at 2322 UTC on Tuesday 23rd February that Groupama 3 crossed the longitude of Tasmania, to the South of Australia, which marks the exit from the Indian Ocean and the entry to the Pacific Ocean.... [more]
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Great first day at the CentrePort International Match Racing Regatta
RPNYC Events,
Wellington turned on perfect conditions for the opening day of the CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Regatta 2010, racing took place right in front of the club making for a fantastic scene.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Team Finland arrives in Qingdao, China, with pride
Clipper Ventures,
Team Finland skipper has clearly demonstrated that he is a chip off the old block. When dealing with a serious challenge and the aftermath of it, there are two ways one can handle things. Hang you head low, feel sorry for yourself and arrive in port with your battle scars showing or, as was the case with Team Finland this morning, you arrive proud, confident and handsome.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone - Competitive spirit to the fore
Ian Grant,
Winning two Audi Australian IRC ocean racing championships in three years has not satisfied the competitive spirit of Mooloolaba Yacht Club skipper Rod Jones. He has plans to continue refining his helming skills with fleet racing in the SB3 sports boat class including the 2010 Audi Australian championship regatta at Port Stephens in April, while waiting for his new boat to arrive from Spain.... [more]
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Lucky rescue for Five without lifejackets in capsize
Ken McManus - Marine Rescue,
Yet another lucky escape was experienced by five men whose 6m boat capsized on Monday night near Broughton Island off Port Stephens on the NSW Hunter Coast. Once again this highlights the critical need to wear lifejackets at sea. Monday's incident occurred at around 5:30pm and the men stayed with the upturned boat for about an hour........ [more]
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Smoky Geographe Bay Night Race
Bernie Kaaks,
A bushfire near the Busselton Industrial Area belched thick black smoke over the fleet at the start of the night race, bathing the fleet in an erie red glow as the sun set over Cape Naturaliste.... [more]
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Entry deadline looms for Newcastle's new Lord Howe race
Mark Rothfield,
The March 1 entry deadline is fast approaching for the inaugural Butlers Business and Law Round Lord Howe Island Yacht Race which starts from Newcastle Harbour in May.... [more]
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Masters Games underway in Geelong
Teri Dodds,
In near perfect sailing conditions, the racing commenced for the Morris Finance Geelong Masters Games on Corio Bay today. Due to strong winds racing was abandoned on Monday, forcing racing organisers to schedule 3 races for both Tuesday and Wednesday. A southerly 15 - 18 knots greeted the fleet which remained steady all day, which was a blessing for all on the water.... [more]
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Final Round of the Manly Junior NSW State Championship 2009-2010
Peter Tinworth,
Hosted by the Manly Junior Sailing Association of NSW and held at the magnificent NSW Sport and Recreation camp at Point Wolstoncroft on Lake Macquarie, last weekend the third and final round of the Manly Junior 2009-2010 State Championship was completed.... [more]
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RORC 600 start and sunset pictures from Carlo Borlenghi
Sail-World.com,
RORC 600 Caribbean start from Antigua and sunset in Barbuda pictures from world renowned photographer Carlo Borlenghi.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 into the Pacific Ocean
Groupama - Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 is nearly into the Pacific Ocean with a lead over the reference time of Orange 2. Groupama 3 is on the point of collecting her first trophy of this Jules Verne! Indeed this round the world sprint has also provided the crew with the opportunity to beat three other records recognised by the WSSRC (World Sailing Speed Record Council).... [more]
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Sabots converge on Drummoyne for Southern NSW Zone Championships
Andrew Glassock,
Southern NSW Sabots will converge on Drummoyne this weekend for Gill Southern NSW Sabot Zone Championship. 50 boats are exepected to compete in the final interclub race of the season. Many junior sailors are using the regatta as their first experience at racing away from their home club.... [more]
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Lexus Lincoln Regatta - Secret Men's Business 3.5 does the business
Nicole Haack,
Adelaide sailor Geoff Boettcher's Reichel/Pugh 51 Secret Men's Business 3.5, after another close tussle at the head of the fleet with the similar and slightly bigger Scarlet Runner (Robert Date), won the grand prix IRC handicap division in the long race of the2010 Lexus Lincoln Week regatta today.... [more]
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Burke Marine's new EVO Thermal Skins...Warmth, Protection and Comfort
Colin Burgess,
Burke Marine have geared up for the colder months ahead by releasing their EVO Thermal Skin garments.... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 - And they're off!
Louay Habib,
RORC Caribbean 600 - Clear blue skies and crystal clear oceans typify the Caribbean and the competitors in the RORC Caribbean 600 were treated to some superb champagne sailing conditions, as they started the only offshore race in these waters.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Quickly and well done by Groupama 3
Groupama - Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has achieved the best reference time between Cape Agulhas and Cape Leeuwin, which spans around 4,000 miles. Groupama 3 is still sailing in a steady NW'ly wind of twenty-five knots, which has been propelling her along on a particularly straight trajectory 45° S for the past four days.... [more]
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Cape Town first Stopover Port for Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
Volvo Ocean Race,
The racetrack for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race, due to start from Alicante in Spain in the autumn of 2011, is now set and the first port of call will be Cape Town, South Africa, making its eighth appearance as host to this premier ocean race.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 sets new sectional reference time
Groupama - Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - On crossing the line marking the longitude of Cape Leeuwin (115° 08' E) at 04h 17' 47' UTC this Monday 22nd February, Groupama 3 has obtained the best time over the section of course between Cape Agulhas, which marks the entry into the Indian Ocean, and the SW promontory of Australia: 6 days 22 hours 34 minutes.... [more]
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