Peter Spike Doriean - we pay homage to a bloody good bloke

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 12 Apr 2010
 


Peter Spike Doriean - we pay homage to a bloody good bloke.

Now its time for the sailing community to return thanks for all the good times.

The Sail-World Team



Peter Spike Doriean - the Friendship Ambassador
John Curnow, www.Sail-World.com,
The second time you met Peter ‘Spike' Doriean, you were greeted by a big smile and you felt as though you had known this guy for ages. Such was the nature of Spike, that he endeared himself to so many souls during his 38 years.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens Week - the Commodore's Cup commences
Lisa Ratcliff,
Thirty-five boats split across two divisions will set off at 12.30pm today on course 1, the three islands course, a passage race. With the gusty south-west breeze forecast to max out at 16 knots just before the gun fires, the downwind start will be adrenaline charged, giving school holidaymakers at Nelson Bay plenty to see from their foreshore vantage points.... [more]
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Fair sailing at Whitsunday Rent a Yacht
Jeni Bone,
Category three storm, Cyclone Ului devastated the Whitsunday region just two weeks before the lucrative Easter period, leaving in his wake millions of dollars in damage and businesses that are finding it tough to manage their operations and clean up.... [more]
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Match Race France ISAF World Match Racing Tour Stage 1 Final results
WMRT- amended by Sail-World.com,
Match Race France, Stage 1 of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) full results. The beach based prize giving closes Stage 1 of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour and leads us into the nine remaining Stages around the globe. Stage 2 of the WMRT will be run in Langenargen, Germany 19 – 24 May where Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team will again be racing.... [more]
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Matchrace France - Finals Days -Live coverage World Match Race Tour
www.Sail-World.com,
Today we bring your Mark Chisnell's blow by blow coverage of the semi-finals and finals of the Match Race France, the first round of the 2010 World Match Race Tour. Racing is underway early. Ben Ainslie has chosen Paolo Cian as his opponent, they will be the first race, followed by Mathieu Richard and Francesco Bruni.... [more]
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First yacht finishes - Tasman Race Record stands unbroken
Lindsay Wright,
When Bruce Arms sailed his 14m catamaran, Big Wave Rider, from Queensland to New Plymouth in six days and five hours, taking almost four hours off the existing 24 year old solo Tasman yacht race record, some people thought he had it sewn up. Arms, who lives aboard with wide Suzanne, built the five tonne yacht in time for the 2007 singlehanded Tasman race ..... [more]
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Commodores Cup 2010 - Subic Bay - Day 4
Jeremy Simpson,
As the Boats left the Subic Bay Yacht Club to motor out to the start, the wind showed promise for another day of great sailing in the Bay. In four days there were four different patterns of weather. On the fourth day the wind was already set from the East when the fleet left for the start in the middle of a Bay shrouded in haze from the previous day's high temperatures.... [more]
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2010 Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race–NOR online now
Suellen Hurling,
The Notice of Race with online entry for the 2010 Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race was released today, Sunday 11 April and already four yachts have entered the 348 nautical mile race.... [more]
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Record fleet for NSW Optimist Championships
Warwick Crossman,
With the amazing growth of the Optimist class in NSW it seems that every event becomes bigger and better than the previous one, but even the most Optimistic supporters of the class were surprised when more than 70 boats swarmed at Northbridge Sailing Club recently for the largest and arguably the most competitive Optimist regatta in NSW to date.... [more]
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Voiles de Saint-Barth 2010: The climax of the event
SeaClear Communications,
As soon as the start procedures got underway, a huge tropical squall meant that the race area and the crews were drenched. A few minutes later, the skies brightened and as is often the case it suddenly went flat calm in the entrance to Gustavia harbour and on the start line.... [more]
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Club Marine Series, Day Seven - On your bike.
John Curnow,
On Your Bike -Because you'll need to get moving right away, so as to have the marks in the right place. Certainly one of the mark laying vessels of the day, Cerberus, had its work cut out for it, as it only just managed to keep ahead of the leader.... [more]
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ISAF Match Racing World Champion knocked out of Match Race France
WMRT media,
Today's final results were a surprise to the competitors and WMRT fans, the first round of matches did not divulge any secrets on future scores. For the majority of the day, four matches stood with a score of 2-1 when it was still very much anyone's series to be won.... [more]
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Barnes Bay Regatta - It was a spinnaker charge to Bruny Island
Peter Campbell,
A 40-yacht spinnaker charge down the River Derwent and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel to Bruny Island today provided a spectacular finaleĀ“ to the 2009-2010 summer of sailing in Hobart... [more]
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Varuna Trophy win to Kupu Gila
Peter Campbell,
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's summer season of 2009-2010 ended today with the running the prestigious Varuna Trophy, an event in which the top placed boats in each division and one-design class race again each other under performance handicaps... [more]
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Matchrace France - Quarter Finals -Live coverage World Match Race Tour
www.Sail-World.com,
Today we bring your Mark Chisnell's blow by blow coverage of the quarter finals of the Match Race France, the first round of the 2010 World Match Race Tour.... [more]
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Commodores Cup 2010 - Day 3 and the cream of the crop is rises
Jeremy Simpson,
Subic Bay keeps on giving. Day three had 10 to 15 knots of breeze consistently all day - well almost consistently. Jamie Wilmot was not happy. The wind took a while to get going. When the boats arrived at the start area, there was a beautiful shiny millpond.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup Regatta voted 'Asian Regatta Of The Year'
Event Media,
The Phuket King's Cup Regatta, Asia's largest keel boat regatta, was recently announced 'Asian Regatta Of The Year' at the inaugural Asia Marine & Boating Awards, held in Shanghai, China.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week 2010 - Day 1 images when the big breeze kicked in
Sail-World.com,
Charleston Race Week 2010 - Day 1 - it blew a big breeze and the adrenaline kicked and left bruised bodies and broken gear all over the fleet. Here is a small selection of images of the action.... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu - Wish Upon A Star
John Curnow,
When Wish List, the initial piece on the humanitarian aid project running in conjunction with the Melbourne to Vanuatu race was published, no-one could have expected such a wonderful and generous response. Thank you. It is still going, however, so if you're inclined...... [more]
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Light air spinnaker start in the Pittwater to Newcastle Race
Damian Devine & Tom Spithill,
A respectable fleet of 21 boats got away to a spectacular spinnaker start in today's Pittwater to Newcastle race, the final race in the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Clubs Blue Water Series.... [more]
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Sailling boat knockdown caught on Video - this could happen to you
Kym Pasqualini,
The founder of The Sail Through Cancer Foundation, Dick Drechsler, accompanied by his wife, Sharon, battled serious waves that nearly turned their Catalina 470 sailboat upside down while crossing an extremely shallow bar to get into the estuary of San Blas, on the western coast of Mexico.... [more]
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Voiles de Saint-Barth 2010: A third day with lively conditions
SeaClear Communications,
'Whatever you do, don't change anything. It's perfect!' The American, Ken Read, tactician on board the maxi Rambler delighted to be the skipper in the Puma Ocean Racing project in the next Volvo Ocean Race, heaped praise on the Voiles de Saint-Barth, at the end of the third day of racing. A day marked once again by the presence of sunshine, a strong breeze and some wonderfully choppy seas.... [more]
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The World Match Racing Tour switches on mass market appeal
World Match Racing Tour,
Match Race France, Stage 1 of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has demonstrated to competitors, organisers, fans and media why this style of 'boat on boat' sail racing is soaring in popularity... [more]
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World Champions battle in Waiwera Water Etchells Nationals at Akarana
Richard Gladwell,
Defending champion Alistair Gair will be battling with 10 other crews at this weekend's Waiwera Water Etchells Nationals and Auckland Championships being sailed off Royal Akarana Yacht Club. Up to five races per day will be sailed in the Saturday and Sunday with the courses being located between Mechanics Bay and Rangitoto Island on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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YANMAR Racing Team fights to the death at Match Race France
YANMAR Racing Media,
Racing for the first time ever at Match Race France in Marseille, Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing team crew have struggled in the qualifying rounds in this first event of the ISAF 2010 World Match Racing Tour. After the first two days of racing they had taken just two wins in eight matches, not what Match Racing fans would have expected from the four times Match Racing World Champion.... [more]
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The 28th Edition of the Lake Garda meeting comes to an end
Elena Giolai,
Welcome to Riva Del Garda and the 28th edition of Optimist Youth Regatta. This is a Guinness world record holding event, being the most numerous Youth Optimist Regatta in the world.... [more]
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Inaugural Asian Marine & Boating Awards at CIBS
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The AMB Awards were described by the organisers as 'designed to be a thank you to all our loyal exhibitors, and an attempt to set a new standard for recognizing excellence in the ever-growing marine industry in China'. With a panel of judges drawn from local and international marine, boating and lifestyle media, and marine industry professionals, awards were made in 14 categories.... [more]
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Light winds plague Optimist Nationals at Whitianga
Rose Mannering,
Jayvee Buchanan from Charteris Bay Yacht Club manouvered his way through swell and tide to claim the NZ National Optimist sailing title at Whitianga from April 1 – 6. A big rolling sea and scant breeze made for a slow start to the 2010 Toyota Optimist Nationals; by the end of Day 2 only one race had been sailed.... [more]
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Head winds foil Solo Tasman fleet
Lindsay Wright,
Fickle weather patterns in the Tasman Sea look set to foil Bruce Arm's bid to break the New Plymouth to Mooloolaba solo yacht race record. Last night he was 580 km from Mooloolaba but sailing at only eight knots on a course that will take him in south of the finish line. To beat the record, set by Bullfrog Sunblock in 1986, he will have to arrive before 9:50pm today... [more]
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Do or Die!! – Blow by Blow coverage from ISAF World Match Racing Tour
www.Sail-World.com,
Today we bring your Mark Chisnell's blow by blow coverage of Match Race France, the first round of the 2010 World Match Race Tour. It's the final flights of the Round Robin - Ben Ainslie and his TeamOrigin along with Torvar Mirsky and his MRT Racing look like they are in cruise control. But at the bottom of the leader board are a couple of the biggest names. It's Do or Die for Peter Gilmour and h... [more]
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22nd Annual Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race - Final Wrap-Up
Holly Ranson,
The Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race's smallest-ever fleet provided some of the best quality racing seen in its 22-year history this Easter, with close competition from the front of the fleet to the back.... [more]
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Jessica Watson - victory closer as the pink lines converge
Nancy Knudsen,
While round-the-world teen solo sailor Jessica Watson has been having a few down days and rough weather, the thought of passing under south west tip of Australia will doubtless be enough to sustain her for the 'home run' back to Sydney.... [more]
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Tamar Yacht Club hosting schools team racing championship
Murray Jones, Yachting Tasmania,
The 2010 Tasmanian Schools Team Racing Championship will be hosted by Tamar Yacht Club at their Beauty Point headquarters this weekend.... [more]
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Club Race Officer Course – Entries closing shortly
Craig Heydon,
Are you interested in becoming a club race officer for your local sailing club? The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will be hosting the National Officiating Program – Club Race Officer's course on April 17 and 18 from 9am – 5pm each day.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week 2010 - The harbor is abuzz with activity
South Carolina Maritime Foundation,
Nearly 1,500 sailors rigged lines, tuned masts, and set sails today on the edge of Charleston Harbor today as they prepared for tomorrow's 10 a.m. offshore and 11 a.m. inshore start of 2010 Charleston Race Week (CRW).... [more]
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Voiles de Saint-Barth 2010 - Day 2 and the trade winds blew in
SeaClear Communications,
They wanted it and they got it! Trade winds above 20 knots over the 35 miles of the race course. The sea was whipped up by the powerful trade wind into a choppy mess, and as they approached Coco Island and the Soube Rocks, the waves built to reach almost three metres in some places.... [more]
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Historical Ten Footers 19th Australian Championship 2010
Colin Gillespie,
NSW & Drummoyne Sailing Club hosted the hotly contested trophy in the 'America's Cup' sense that NSW skiff sailors have won & defended since it began after these historic skiffs were revived by the Australian Historic Sailing Skiff Association in 1990. A strong Queensland challenge was antcipated from in form skiffs.... [more]
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Puma enters Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
Volvo Ocean Race Press Office,
Puma announced today that it will participate in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 after finishing second overall in the 2008-09 race, which ended in June 2009. The PUMA Ocean Racing team will once again be under the leadership of skipper Ken Read.... [more]
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'Mutiny on the Bounty' party leaves Sydney today for Tonga
Nancy Knudsen,
He's sailed around the world single-handed and he's wintered with his wife in the Antarctic, but the adventure that has him leaving Sydney today is bound to eclipse both. Two crew have backed out, Pete Steir and teen circumnavigator Mike Perham with complications after appendix surgery, but April 28 Don McIntyre will recreate Captain Bligh's incredible journey after the famed Mutiny of the Bounty... [more]
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Slow day at Match Race France for MR - still sitting with a scorecard
Kyle Langford,
A long day in Southern France saw only five flights completed on day two of Match Race France. MRT spent the day watching the fleet slowly drift around the racetrack, waiting for their turn to get out on the water.... [more]
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The Varuna Trophy Race holds a special meaning this year
Peter Campbell,
The Varuna Trophy, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's traditional end-of-season handicap race between the top-performing boats in each mixed division and one-design class, will have a special meaning for many competitors this year.... [more]
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