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Robert Alpe, winner of the Dragon class in the 2010 Audi Sydney Harbour regatta last night won the Audi A4 Avant 1.8 TFSI. More news on that later.



Moth Worlds - Australian Andrew McDougall leads the fleet
Lisa Richards and Brigid Murphy,
Day one of the Puma International Moth Worlds conditions proved to be diffcult with the fleet spreading far and wide across the horizon. The event is shaping up to be a battle of wits, weather and worldliness. During the beats the pressure was favoured on left however most sailors to took the right.... [more]
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Changes to your IRC rating
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is advising owners to take care in declaring changes to your boat and is helping to explain changes to IRC ratings.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race reaches new heights
Jennifer Crooks,
At the close of entries, thirty yachts have entered the Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race – the largest fleet assembled for this race.... [more]
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Team Azzurra eager to race in Louis Vuitton Trophy
Team Azzurra,
All is set in the stunning venue of Auckland, deemed by many as a true sailing paradise, for the start of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, scheduled to run from March 9th to March 21th, 2010. Team Azzurra, which became a national sporting legend during the Louis Vuitton Cup of 1983 as first Italian America's Cup challenger, was re-launched in October of 2009 and made its debut on the international circui... [more]
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Berrimilla heading for Sydney at end of remarkable circumnavigation
Peter Campbell,
Intrepid sailors Alex Whitworth and Peter Crozier sailed out of Hobart today aboard their 10m sloop Berrimilla, bound for their home port of Sydney and their home clubs, the Royal Australian Navy Sailing Assocation (RANSA) and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: California repairs mainsail in tricky conditions
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. Race 7 Qingdao to San Francisco - Day 7. Edinburgh Inspiring Capital is chasing the pack in some very wet conditions as a low pressure system delivers strong headwinds across the fleet. Qingdao's skipper, Chris Stanmore-Major, believes the worst is yet to come and if he is right the already tired crews will need to dig deep to find that extra bit of stren... [more]
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Let's Go Crew say Let's Go to Sail Port Stephens 2010
Jody O'Brien,
Sail Port Stephens 2010 was the deadline for a passionate couple with a fantastic project of resurrecting their racer cruiser that had literally been put out to pasture just over eight years ago. And they've made it, with weeks to spare !... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 is zigzagging northward
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 attempt. Very attentive to the slightest wind shift since this weekend, Franck Cammas and navigator Stan Honey are remaining concentrated to exploit these rotations. 'In high pressure conditions such as these, there is always a discrepancy between the grib files and the actual situation on the water: at the moment, we've fallen into a zone of light winds, probably d... [more]
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The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's Ripper Tour is on again!
John Curnow,
The ORCV's much loved tour of the passage of water known around the world as, The Rip, is going to be run on April 18, 2010.... [more]
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NSW Maritime launches Navigation 2.0 a new online boating safety guide
Natalie Laharnar,
NSW Maritime has stepped up its ongoing campaign for safer waterways, today launching a new web-based resource to help improve boaters' understanding of water-traffic rules... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Live aboard Team Origin with Ian Roman
Ian Roman, TEAM ORIGIN,
Team Origin' s Ian Roman takes you aboard with the British America's Cup team as they prepare for the start of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland.... [more]
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Follow the Louis Vuitton Trophy live on Sail-World
Richard Gladwell,
In partnership with SailTV, Sail-World will be offering live coverage of the Louis Vuitton Trophy. The live TV coverage featured on Sail-World will consist of a mix of Virtual Eye graphics and video from a range of cameras and positions.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team finish fourth in the Auckland Match Race
Kinley Fowler,
Omega Auckland Match Race report from Mirsky Racing Team. Qualifying an impressive second place in a star studded line up in the double round robin stage Mirsky Racing Team were chosen by round robin winner Team Origin lead by Ben Ainslie for the semi-final race.... [more]
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Pellew (AUS) wins New Zealand Women's Match Racing Championships 2010
RNZYS Media,
Australian Katie Pellew (nee Spithill) won the one and only race in the finals against rival and fellow Australian Nicky Souter to win the LiveSport Telecom sponsored New Zealand Women's Match Racing Championships. The Race Committee was unable to complete any further races in the final series in the allocated time.... [more]
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Audi IRC Australian Championship - New smaller boats lead
Di Pearson,
Two yachts that hail from NSW. Aroona, Harvey Milne's brand new Archambault 31 and Canute, Peter Horn's brand new King 40 are sitting in first and second place on 12.63 points and 12.82 points respectively, less than a point separating the two leaders. Living Doll, a Farr 55 owned by Melbourne businessman Michael Hiatt is in third place overall... [more]
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Defending champion predicts tough racing at Louis Vuitton Trophy
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA Media,
Louis Vuitton Trophy teams drew for race pairings at a press conference and cocktail evening at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron tonight, ahead of the first day of competition tomorrow. The draw, before a packed house in the Squadron's Westhaven clubhouse, also decided which teams will enjoy the preferred starboard entry before their starts.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy – PredictWind Forecast - Day One
Jon Bilger,
PredictWind.com is forecasting light and challenging winds for the first two days of the Louis Vuitton Series. Thursday and Friday are showing moderate Southwest winds with 10knots building to possibly 20knots on Friday.... [more]
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Hog's Breath Cafe series - Its Questionable Logic
Ian Grant,
Terry Archer again set the pace to take line honours with the Sydney 40 Questionable Logic in the opening race of the Hog's Breath Cafe series on Pioneer Bay last week. The Questionable Logic combination was not alone in producing a below par performance when they failed to set the required boat speed to feature in the corrected handicap honours.... [more]
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Images from Training Day before Moth Worlds
Thierry Martinez,
Thierry Martinez presents this gallery of pictures from the last day training (Slalom races) in Dubai before the start of 2010 Puma Moth Worlds.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - For most a parking lot
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race. Race 7 Qingdao to San Francisco Day 6. Its a parking lot for most of the fleet but not for everyone. Spirit of Australia, on a more northerly course than the others, has been dealt a different hand. The last 24 hours for California's crew have been frustrating as they find themselves with totally different conditions.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 cleverly fighting on
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy. On a perfectly rectilinear course since rounding Cape Horn, Groupama 3 is continuing her ascent of the Southern Atlantic by cleverly limiting the haemorrhage of miles lost in relation to the Jules Verne Trophy champion.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Mascalzone Latino Audi practice in Auckland
Mascalzone Latino Audi Media,
Mascalzone Latino Audi Team has had their first practice day in New Zealand before the beginning of the Louis Vuitton Auckland Trophy on Tuesday, March 9th. On Sunday morning the 'rascals,' led by Skipper Gavin Brady trained with the Swedish of Artemis (skipper Paul Cayard) on board the pair Emirates Team New Zealand ACC boats. In the afternoon, training continued onboard the smaller MRX boat... [more]
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One second margin for line honours in Cygnet Regatta Race
Peter Campbell,
Cygnet Regatta Race. Sailed over a spectator friendly course around the bays and headlands of historic Port Cygnet, first settled in 1834, the regatta attracted 56 starters on a hot and sunny autumn day, tempered by a 12-15 knot breeze. It was a fight to the finish between Redback, Ambrose Coad's Kaufman 40, from the Port Cygnet Sailing Club and Archie, Sally Rattle's Archambault 35... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta Day 2 images from Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini images,
It was wet, wild and windy out on Sydney Harbour today on day two of the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta. Andrea Francolini presents these action images.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta - Weather in control
Lisa Ratcliff,
Day two of Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta produced some thrilling rockin ‘n rollin' spinnaker rides. The big boats screamed back into Sydney Harbour this afternoon on the back of the east nor'east gradient breeze that was gusting up to 25 knots, the steerers and the kite trimmers earning their stripes keeping their charges under control.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs inaugural Ferry Patrons Trophy win to Rag & Famish
Frank Quealey,
18ft Skiffs Ferry Patrons Trophy - John Harris, Dave Lister and Peter Harris took Rag & Famish Hotel took victory today. Race 14 of the Club Championship will be sailed next Sunday.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta Day 2 - A Loki day
Di Pearson,
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta Day 2. Wild Oats X may have taken line honours but the day and the event belonged to Loki. Many got caught out in the gusty north-easterly wind that chopped up the sea, keeping all competitors on their toes – or not.... [more]
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'Our' Mary Returns to Sydney
Crosbie Lorimer,
The distinctive Cunard Liner Queen Mary 2 slipped quietly into Sydney Harbour shortly after 5pm this afternoon and well after the harbour had cleared of the hundreds of yachts participating in the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta.... [more]
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Australian Sailors can help Haiti
Belinda Braidwood,
Sailors to help Haiti: Tom Braidwood is calling all yachties to help the survivors of the Haiti Earthquake One of the problems the Haitians are facing is enough shelter. The wet season is approaching and a solution is needed as soon as possible. As all yachties know, there are thousands of old sails lying around over Australia. Tom's plan is to turn these into tarps and tent shelters.... [more]
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Loki looking famous on day two of Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta
Lisa Ratcliff, Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta,
Day two of Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta produced some thrilling spinnaker rides as the big boats screamed back into Sydney Harbour on a short, sharp sea and on the back of an east nor'east breeze that was gusting up to 25 knots, throwing up bow waves and plenty of spray over the deck.... [more]
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2010 Melbourne to King Island - Rear Window
John Curnow,
Like James Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock's movie, it was all about the view from our, rear window, last evening. I mean this really was something very special, as the sun began its inexorable slide into the horizon. And then it just got better!!!... [more]
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Save Our Seas Ocean Racing uses B2G as warm up
SOS Ocean Racing,
Save our Seas Ocean Racing is preparing to set off to break the world record for sailing solo non stop around Australia. Departing in May from Airlie Beach, skipper Ian Thomson, is using the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race as a trial for his new boat and also to gain additional coverage for his campaign.... [more]
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2010 Tasmanian Laser State Titles Day 1
Richard Scarr,
34 Lasers are taking part in the Tasmania Laser State Titles at the Port Dalrymple Yacht Club. Over the last 12 months there has been a large drive for the development class sailors to move into the youth pathway classes.... [more]
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Historic 18s provide wonderful contrast
Lisa Ratcliff, Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta,
Australian entrepreneur and rugby league patron Mark Foy introduced to the historic 18 foot skiff class the innovation of handicaps being applied at the beginning rather than at the end of the race.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta – Day 2 – The Place to Be!!
Rob Kothe,
While Queensland and Victoria reel from big storms, heavy rain and heavy weather, it's been perfect weather in Sydney for the record 300+ fleet sailing in the 2010 Audi Sydney Harbour regatta.... [more]
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Moth Nationals in Dubai (UAE) Day 2 pictures
Thierry Martinez images,
Thierry Martinez has supplied this gallery of images from Day 2 at Moth Nationals in Dubai (UAE). The winner was Chris Graham ( UAE) .... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Patient concentration for Groupama 3
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 is continuing her ascent of the Southern Atlantic in weather conditions which are not enabling her to battle on equal terms with the current Jules Verne Trophy champion. Rounding Cape Horn for the seventh time, both in solo and crewed configuration, Thomas isn't of the view that the most difficult section of the course is in Groupama 3's wake.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta 2010 - Postcard Sailing Day One
Lisa Ratcliff, Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta,
What started as a dull, overcast and muggy Sydney autumn day eventually had the photographers rubbing their hands as 300 boats fanned out across Sydney Harbour for day one of Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta - Tigers on the prowl - Day One
Lisa Ratcliff, Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta,
Audi Sydney Harbour regatta - The 10 Flying Tigers, sporting names such as Shere Khan and Tiger Shark, sailed two harbour courses. Andrew Bristow's Hello Tiger finished the best placed in the progressive pointscore on five points but Bristow has had to be happy sharing top points with Balmain Tiger and Five String Circus, currently second and third on a countback, demonstrating the tight racing th... [more]
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NZ Womens Match Racing Champs: Australians lead
Barry Davies,
Australian's Nicky Souter and Katie Pellew (nee Spithill) plus Kiwi Stephanie Hazard still lead the Live Sport Telecom New Zealand Women's Match Racing Championships. Souter and Pellew lead on 13 points overall with Hazard just behind on 12 points... [more]
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Omega Cup: Images from the Finals
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell was on the water for the finals of the Omega Cup sailed on the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland.... [more]
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Omega Cup: Images from the Semi-Finals
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell was on the water for the semi-finals of the Omega Cup sailed on the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia leads fleet into Pacific
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Race 7 Qingdao to San Francisco Day 5. Cape Breton Island has had an electrifying 24 hours on board but its Spirit of Australia, that leads the fleet into Pacific. The winds are forecast to swing around in the next 24 to 48 hours so the part of the Pacific crossing could be anything but peaceful.... [more]
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Images from the Omega Cup, Auckland: Finals Day
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron, was on out on the water for the Finals of the Omega Cup, international matchracing series, which has attracted the top international sailing talent, ahead of next week's Louis Vuitton Trophy.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta - Loki triumphs as Wild Oats falters
Di Pearson,
Loki is in the box seat on day one of Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta, after Wild Oats withdrew while leading the fleet. With the Round 1 Audi IRC Australian Championship leader missing from Round 2 at the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta this weekend, the way was left clear for the other thoroughbreds in Division 1 to make their mark.... [more]
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Melbourne to King Island - First four chowing down right now
John Curnow,
Magic Carpet, Jazz Player and Chikara Outlaw have all finished within about ten minutes of each other, just after 1600hrs. Ninety Seven was around half an hour after that and Geomatic Joker was yet another half hour behind them. Well done to the Two-Handed team of Dean Coates and Steve Twentyman from Magic Carpet, for their efforts.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta 2010- Action images from Day One
Sail-World.com,
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta Andrea Francolini was photographing for Day One of the 2010 series. Here is a selection of his images.... [more]
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Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta-Enthralling final battle for title
Warren Douglas,
Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta - The best was definitely left to last as ben Ainslie (TeamOrigin) battled Dean Barker (Emirates Team New Zealand) in the final. Adam Minoprio (BlackMatch Racing) and Torvar Mirsky (MRT) contested the Petite Final.... [more]
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Melbourne to King Island - Delightful Autumnal Sailing
John Curnow,
It was a fairly benign and thankfully, quite warm start for the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria fleet at 0000hrs on Friday night. At the Queenscliff start line, the winds were under 10knots and from the predicted WNW quadrant. As they stuck their noses out into Bass Strait, they found waves of around just one metre rolling in gently from the SSW.... [more]
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Omega Cup: Sail-World Live - Finals underway
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World is live on the water for the Semi-Finals and Finals of the Omega Cup being sailed in Auckland. Weather conditions ae superb for sailing this afternoon with a 10-12ktd breeze blowing down the Waitemata Harbour... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta 2010 Day One - morning
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta Media Team,
The IRC and PHS 0 divisions will be the first off the starting blocks this morning, their offshore passage race due to start near Watsons Bay at 1130hrs. The forecast for tomorrow, the second and final day of racing in the fifth annual regatta, is for a NE 10-15 knot breeze increasing to 18-23 knots in the afternoon.... [more]
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International Rolex Regatta - Delivering the goods
Bill Canfield,
It just arrived on a yacht carrier in St. Thomas: Austin and Gwen Fragomen's Judel/Vrolik 52' Interlodge, a newcomer to the International Rolex Regatta, which this year is scheduled for Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28. Sailing in IRC class will give the Fragomens a chance to show that their class third and top TP52 finish at this year's Key West Race Week was no fluke.... [more]
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Auckland Match Racing Regatta - Mirsky Racing Team still in the hunt
Kinley Fowler,
Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta. After three days of racing, Mirsky Racing Team are still in the hunt for a semi final spot with eight wins and three races to go.... [more]
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