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No Place to Hide - Hailstorm hurts catamaran racers - the Video
Sail-World.com,
Ouch this hurts – hails as big as golf balls and the Tornado crew had no where to hide.... [more]
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RYCV retains the Association Cup for 2010
David Seaman,
The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria retains the Association Cup. This event, first sailed for in 1907, is the two day interclub event that finishes the season. RYCV had a great result, winning by a wide margin. The RYCV team ranged from the 55' Living Doll, to Footloose, a Nolex 25. Tony Spencer, RYCV Commodore, sailed his Adams 10, Serious Yahoo in the event, was extremely happy with the result.... [more]
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Riggtech – Build it -Rig it -Sail it
John Curnow,
It's impossible to talk about Riggtech without first looking at its founder, Phill Bate.... [more]
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Australian Sailing Development Squad works with future Champions
Craig Heydon / Yachting Australia,
A group of Australia's next Olympic and World Champion sailors are working closely with some of the sports best coaches as a part of the 2010 Australian Sailing Development Squad... [more]
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J24 Legends Regatta Monday 4th October 2010 - Gosford Sailing Club
Simon Grain,
J24 Legends Regatta Monday October 4th 2010 - Gosford Sailing Club This will be the most amazing collection of past and current World Champions, National Champions and Women on Water winners, the J24 class has ever brought together for a day of racing and conviviality. Immediately following the State Championships, this one day regatta will become the stuff of Legends itself.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Club Championship Race 15 images
Frank Quealey,
Frank Quealey presents this gallery of images from Race 15 of the 18ft Skiffs Club Championship on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Dog only aboard missing yacht found off Chatham Islands
www.stuff.co.nz,
Missing man Paul van Rensburg has not been found on his yacht, drifting off the Chatham Islands, but his dog has been recovered alive. The 40-year-old South African went missing after leaving Tauranga for Gisborne on March 12 with his dog, Juanita. He was reported missing four days later and his 11-metre steel-hulled yacht, Tafadzwa, was spotted by an Air Force P3 Orion 110km west of the isl... [more]
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Henri Lloyd introduces the Flare Half Zip
Burke Marine,
Henri Lloyd's technical clothing range introduces a new range of lightweight warm wear options in the Knitted Insulation category. One of these is the Henri Lloyd Flare ½ Zip, a light weight, high performance insulation without the weight or bulk of traditional fleece style jackets... [more]
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Vale Garry John Schipper
John Curnow,
Garry John Schipper passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, March 24, 2010 after a three-year battle with cancer. Our condolences go out to his wife Jan, sons Clint and Justin, along with his entire extended family. The big man of sea safety had a huge sailing career around Australia since his late teens.... [more]
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DSS Pennant Series - Doctor Who sails on to another victory
Peter Campbell,
Veteran Hobart yachtsman Roger Jackman has won many harbour and offshore races in Tasmanian waters with his Davidson 52, Doctor Who, and a second place in Saturday's final pennant race with the Derwent Sailing Squadron gave ‘The Doctor' another fine victory... [more]
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2010 Princess Sofia - Strong start to World Cup regatta for Australia
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have got their 2010 European campaign off to the best possible start, winning the opening 470 men's race at round three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Spain.... [more]
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Kiwi and Canadian Laser sailors take OKI 24 Hour Race
Richard Gladwell,
New Zealander Jason Geale and top Canadian Laser sailor, Michael Leigh won the OKI 24 Hour race sailed on North Shore's Lake Pupuke over the weekend. The completed 94 laps of the windward leeward course, one lap ahead of Aaron Hume-Merry and Blair McLay. Third placed overall crew were Chris Steele (a former World Optimist champion) and Thomas Saunders, who also took the prize for top Youth crew.... [more]
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Big fleet expected for Huon Tasmanian Salmon Port Esperance Regatta
Steve Harrison,
For next weekend's Huon Tasmanian Salmon Port Esperance Regatta, the Port Esperance Sailing Club is expecting a big fleet of yachts and dinghies to hit the water. The Eighty Options Sabre State Titles begin on Friday 2 April and wrap up on Sunday 4 April after six races.... [more]
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Wind and great sailing for start of ISAF Sailing World Cup in Palma
Event Media,
Low and unstable wind on the first day of racing of the 41 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Mapfre, third event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The top level of the sailors was clear today with very tight results in all races. The overall results show a top 5 to be defined in most classes with some surprises. A clear example is found in the 470 men, with 93 boats divided in two groups.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Something in the sky, big and bright, yellow and hot
Zoe Williamson,
The crew of Uniquely Singapore made an urgent call for their skipper to come on deck yesterday. Initially alarmed, Jim Dobie rushed up from the nav station to see his team pointing skywards. 'Skip, skip,' they said, 'There's something in the sky, it's big, bright and yellow and it feels quite hot!'... [more]
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Butterworth - I'll defect if it means a crack at the America's Cup
stuff.co.nz,
Brad Butterworth is determined to sail in the next America's Cup, unequivocally shunning retirement talk, admitting he would sail for a new syndicate to chase his dream of winning back the Auld Mug, should his current team fold. The Alinghi skipper was back in New Zealand during the past week for a holiday after (for once) sailing in the losing syndicate during last month's deed-of-gift match... [more]
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RYCV retains Association Cup on Port Phillip
Peter Campbell,
Defending champion club, the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, has comfortably retained the Association Cup, the annual end-of-season interclub contest between five of Melbourne's major yacht clubs.... [more]
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Congressional Cup - Azzurra the Crimson Blazer holders
Rich Roberts,
Francesco Bruni and his team Azzurra crew squeezed the last bit of breath out of the 46th Congressional Cup Saturday. Unusually capricious conditions for the venue bedeviled the four semifinalists with a simmering offshore Santa Ana desert breeze arriving at 18 knots from the east... [more]
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41 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre starts tomorrow- full entry list
Neus Jordi and Sail-World.com,
Racing at the 41 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre starts tomorrow and this new edition of the event in Palma, has attracted around 20 Olympic medallists from all classes and over 1,000 sailors from 40 nations.... [more]
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Australian 18 Footers Club Championship Race 15
Frank Quealey,
The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas took out Race 15 of the Australian 18 Footers Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today, which also gave them an overall win in the series... [more]
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Rogers wins 10th Tasmanian title in International Dragons
Peter Campbell,
Hobart yachtsman Nick Rogers today sailed to a record-breaking 10th win in the Tasmanian championship for International Dragon yachts and an important step towards winning a second world championship in the three-crew, one-design keelboat class.... [more]
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Hughie Lewis and Bellerive Yacht Club celebrate 21 years
Pater Campbell,
Bellerive Yacht Club and its prominent member Hughie Lewis last Wednesday evening celebrated the completion of the 21st year of Lewis' sponsorship of the club's popular twilight racing season... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone skipper's flashback
Ian Grant,
The time and date of 11am on April 2nd 2009 is dramatically inscribed into the memory of Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race skipper Bruce Absolon... [more]
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Rolex International Regatta in St Thomas images from Ingrid Abery
Sail-World.com and Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery presents this gallery of images from day one of the Rolex International Regatta in St Thomas.... [more]
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Indian Chief takes the treble in Pittwater regatta multihull division
TD Media,
Indian Chief takes line honours, including overall for the regatta, first on OMR and first place Performance Handicap in the multihull division. In light Southerlies the race started in near perfect conditions for the large fleet of multis and monohulls primarily from the Royal Motor Yacht Club and Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Clubs based in Pittwater Sydney.... [more]
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Solo sailor starts transTasman race with record crossing
Lindsay Wright,
Waitara boatbuilder and sailor, Bruce Arms, has thrown down the gauntlet early for his fellow skippers in the 2010 Fitzroy Yachts Solo Tasman Challenge singlehanded yacht race from New Plymouth to Mooloolaba. Arms is hot favourite to take line honours in the 15 boat fleet and laid his claim by completing a 6 days and 5 hours delivery trip from Southport to New Plymouth this week.... [more]
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RYCV holds lead in Association Cup
Peter Campbell,
Defending champion club, the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, has a commanding lead after the first day of racing in the Association Cup inter-club regatta on Melbourne's Port Phillip.... [more]
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2010 Princess Sofia - Australian crews prepare for racing in Spain
Craig Heydon,
Joining Belcher and Page in the men's 470 fleet will be fellow Australians and Australian Sailing Development Squad members Sam Kivell and Will Ryan. The Australian Women's Match Racing Team will have two crews competing in Spain, lead by Katie Spithill and Nicky Souter, in a fleet of 22 crews from 11 nations.... [more]
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America's Cup Legal settlement unshackles the next Match
Richard Gladwell,
All litigation in the 33rd America's Cup has been discontinued, following an acceptance of an agreement announced between the four parties today. The dropping of the litigation will allow the formal handover of the various properties associated with the America's Cup and which are held by the Defender... [more]
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America's Cup legal settlement reached over 33rd Match
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
An agreement has been reached with the previous America's Cup Trustee, Societe Nautique de Genève, that all outstanding litigation in the New York courts concerning the recent 33rd Match will be dropped by both sides. This includes GGYC's Breach of Fiduciary Duty ('BFD') claim against SNG, as well as all other claims over the design and construction of yachts Alinghi 5and USA.... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Impressive world class line-up
Neus Jordi and Sail-World.com,
41st Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre will welcome around 680 boats and 1,000 sailors from 40 nations in the bay of Palma. The ISAF Sailing World Cup arrives in Europe following the events in Melbourne in December and Miami in January.... [more]
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NZ Government announces funding for Volvo Ocean Race stopover
beehive.govt.nz and Sail-World.com,
The New Zealand Government seems to have finally realised that there is a bidding, or rather stopover announcement process underway for the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race. Eight venues have already been announced in the nine leg race. Today the NZ Government announced that it was kicking in with NZD1.5million (UKP750,000) for a stopover in Auckland.... [more]
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Are your flares out of date?
NSW Maritime,
Distress signalling flares can help save lives in an emergency but are only as good as their use-by date. Minister for Ports and Waterways, Paul McLeay and Member for Wyong, David Harris, today visited Norah Head's popular coastal boat ramp to raise awareness to the issue of out-of-date flares. Flares are classed as explosives and expire after three years then they need to be disposed of properly... [more]
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2010 Australian-AIS Sailing team announced-surprises for 2012 Olympics
Craig Heydon,
Australia's top Olympic class sailors continue their campaigns towards Gold medals in 2012 with the announcement of the 2010 Australian/AIS Sailing Team.... [more]
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Rechichi thrilled to play role at Youth Olympic Games
Craig Heydon,
The focus is on the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG), to be held in Singapore in August. Beijing sailing gold medallist Elise Rechichi joined rowing dual gold medallist Nick Green as part of her YOG preparations.... [more]
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