Aussies at Farr 40 Worlds, Spikes Memorial Service, Port Stephens

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 19 Apr 2010
 


Aussies at Farr 40 Worlds, Spikes Memorial Service, Port Stephens



2010 Rolex Farr 40 Pre-Worlds Results Australia, USA,USA
Giles Pearman,
The sailing conditions off the Casa de Campo resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic lived up to expectations as the Farr 40 fleet finished up a five-race series for the Rolex Farr 40 Pre-Worlds. Ten boats and teams from four countries – United States, Italy, Australia, and Germany – are in the Caribbean to tune up for the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship which will run from April 21 – 24, 2010.... [more]
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Idle Time ahead of Dent to Dunk Race
Ian Grant,
Whitsunday Sailing Club Commodore Kevin Fogarty will be on the start line to defend his Dent Island to Dunk Island trophy on Saturday May 29th.... [more]
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Enter -Sail-World competition - Prize value over AUD$300,000
www.sail-world.com,
Since 2000 we've been running Sail-World online competitions. These have been very popular, with our audience. Sailors have won everything from charter holidays, to offshore wet weather gear, inshore jackets and this year we broke new ground with our Win a Laser competition. Now we have a very different prize from those in our previous competitions.... [more]
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Roger Hickman wins Mariner Boating Croatian holiday
Lisa Ratcliff - Port Stephens Regatta,
He mightn't have come away with a win on the water but Roger Hickman is leaving Sail Port Stephens a happy man having won the holiday for two to take part in Mariner Boating Holiday's Croatian yacht rally in June next year.... [more]
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Volcanos- Planes, trains and automobiles!
Paul Cayard,
I could never explain well enough what the situation is like over here in Europe for anyone who wants to travel somewhere or get a hotel room.... [more]
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Great Veterans Race - Fidelis wins double
Jennifer Crooks,
Nigel Stoke's Fidelis from Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron has won the Great Veteran's Race double, taking line and handicap honours and collecting the Windward Trophy for a fourth time. This classic Knud Reimers designed 75sqm yacht, built in 1964 and lovingly maintained by Stoke, sailed today's race with an international crew.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens - Chris Williams takes performance racing win
Di Pearson - Port Stephens Regatta,
Chris Williams and his Melges 32 Team GUE from Gosford Sailing Club skated home to a win in the Performance Racing class at Sail Port Stephens late this afternoon, winning on countback from Sally Warneford's Sydney 38 Thirlmere from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens - IRC Championship wins for Shogun and Rumbo
Lisa Ratcliff - Port Stephens Regatta,
It was a happy ending for Rob Hanna's Victorian TP52 Shogun with a narrow countback win in division one of the Yachting NSW IRC Championship, just reward for their herculean effort getting to the start line.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens - Rintoul V and Nervous win Performance Cruising
Di Pearson,
Peter Byford's Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 designed by Joie De Vie from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in NSW won the final race in Division one of the Performance Cruising series at Sail Port Stephens today, but it was not enough to oust Margaret Rintoul V or Dances With Waves out of the top two places.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens - Jono Shelley claims SB3 Australian crown
Di Pearson,
Jono Shelley, an English sailor living in New Zealand, but spending a lot of time in Australia, has carted off the SB3 Australian Championship at Sail Port Stephens today.... [more]
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‘World championship' of short-handed sailing on the Derwent
Peter Campbell,
It's been billed as the ‘world championship' of short-handed sailing, but certainly the Derwent Sailing Squadron's autumn short-handed series attracts the largest fleet of its kind in Australia, if not further afield.... [more]
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Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron - Regatta City
Suellen Hurling,
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is living up to it's 'Regatta City' name by hosting five Queensland Championships and an Australian Championship in the space of one month – with more major regattas just around the corner.... [more]
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Postcard conditions for final day of racing at Sail Port Stephens
Lisa Ratcliff, Sail Port Stephens media,
A high centred over the mid Tasman Sea is generating the perfect postcard conditions and unseasonally warm temperatures at Sail Port Stephens - and is the reason the light air specialists and lighter weight boats with fewer bodies aboard are inching towards the podium.... [more]
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Wilson scores at Sail Port Stephens
Lisa Ratcliff,
It's not the first time love has blossomed at a sailing regatta. On Wednesday night at the Commodore's Cup prizegiving, Lu Lu Belle's mascot Wilson the American volleyball was introduced to a prospective love interest by her minders, two of the wenches from the yacht Antipodes who have been jousting with the Lu Lu Belle crew both on and off the water at Sail Port Stephens.... [more]
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USA's Goombay Smash leads 2010 Rolex Farr 40 Pre-Worlds
Sam Crichton,
Farr 40 teams from Australia, Germany, Italy and the United States of America lined up on the picturesque azure waters of the Caribbean today, for day one of the 2010 Rolex Farr 40 Pre Worlds being hosted by Casa de Campo Yacht Club and Marina at the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic.... [more]
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Queensland A Class Catamaran Championships
Robert Griffits,
Steve Brewin, the current Australian and New South Wales International A Class Champion confirmed his status by easily winning the 2010 Queensland Championships.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens - more images
Sail-world.com,
Sail Port Stephens - Australia's busiest yachting photographer,Andrea Francolini on the water again. Here is a selection of his latest images.... [more]
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Match Race Germany - Gladiators ready to attack on Lake Constance
Eberhard Magg,
Stage two of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has been confirmed. The exquisite field of skippers for the 13th Match Race Germany, one of the longest running events on the WMRT. Headed by reigning 2009 ISAF Match Racing World Champion Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens - Bandit out to steal Shogun's thunder
Lisa Ratcliff,
With another notch on their belts thanks to a third win on the trot in race three, Rob Hanna's TP52 Shogun is leading the Yachting NSW Championship overall pointscore, but after scoring a sixth in race four, Matt Allen and Warwick Rooklyn's Farr 40 Bandit is out to steal Hanna's thunder having narrowed the gap to just one point heading into the final day of competition.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens - ‘Clogs' takes the lead from reigning champ
Di Pearson,
Jan ‘Clogs' Scholten from Sydney has taken the lead off the reigning champion at the SB3 Australian Championship being sailed at Sail Port Stephens this week – and this after only sailing the SB3 Dart for three days!... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens - Williams brothers fight it out for supremacy
Di Pearson,
Chris Williams and his Team GUE are leading the Sail Port Stephens Performance Racing division after scoring a win in Race three today – while his older brother, Kim is in third place after finishing that race in third place – in between sits Sally Warneford's Thirlmere.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens - Margaret Rintoul V wins game of stop start
Di Pearson,
After a protracted battle with Don Algie's Storm 2 (Qld) in Race two of the Performance Cruising Division at Sail Port Stephens, Graham Buckeridge's Margaret Rintoul V (NSW) has come away with a second line honours victory in the shortened Passage Race today and has taken the lead of the series.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens - Glenn Ashby adds a touch of sailing royalty
Lisa Ratcliff,
Last night Sail Port Stephens competitors were treated to a special treat at the Tyrrells Yachties Ball with 13-time world sailing champion and Australian Olympic silver medallist Glenn Ashby sharing with the audience his experience as coach of BMW Oracle's winning America's Cup syndicate.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens - Forecast a repeat of yesterday
Lisa Ratcliff,
Today's forecast is close to being a repeat of yesterday's conditions with cloudy skies, warm temperatures and light sou'easterly winds for day two of the Yachting NSW IRC Championship, SB3 Class Australian Championship and Performance Racing and Cruising fleets contesting Sail Port Stephens.... [more]
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Newport to Ensenada - It's OK for now . but DC will have his say
Rich Roberts,
As the Australians learned at the 1987 America's Cup down in Fremantle, don't mess with Dennis Conner when he has a score to settle. That's on the minds of Lew Beery, Andy Rose and Tom Purcell, the Tres Gordos LLC group that owns It's OK, an Andrews 50, as they prepare to defend last year's Maxi class victory in the Newport Ocean Sailing Association's Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race... [more]
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Strong interest in new RS100 - book in for a test sail
Performance Sailcraft (Australasia),
It certainly appears this new single handed dinghy, developed through an interactive online process, has what it takes to be successful Down Under. Please give us your feedback and book in for a test sail!... [more]
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2010 ORC International World Championship open for entries
ORC Press,
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and Flensburger Segel Club (FSC) are pleased to announce the 2010 ORC International (ORCi) World Championship is now open for entries. This is the only ISAF-sanctioned offshore World Championship, and will be held in Flensburg, Germany over 5-11 September 2010.... [more]
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US Sailing announces new Protest and Redress Hearing rules
US Sailing and Sail-World,
'These new prescriptions establish practices that are good for the sport, racing sailors, event organizers and race officials,' said US Sailing President Gary Jobson. 'Many event organizers, from local to the highest level, have been following these practices for years. For those events that may not presently follow these practices, US SAILING is confident that they will be able to do so... [more]
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Port Stephens - Boats grapple strong current as storm passes overhead
Di Pearson,
The fleet grappled with a strong outgoing tide on their 16.5 nautical mile Nelson Bay Passage Race, which started at Nelson Bay and continued to Little Island, Fingal Mark, Cabbage Tree Island and back to the Nelson Bay finish line.... [more]
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Spike Doriean Memorial Service
Sail-World.com,
The international sailing world was stunned on Tuesday April 6 2010 by the news of the sudden death of Peter ‘Spike' Doriean, 38, one of Australia's best known professional sailors and one of the nicest guys any of us have had the privilege of knowing. Spike is survived by his wife Nicki and two young children, Jemima aged 5 and Fox aged 3. Spike's memorial service will be held on Friday 23rd Ap... [more]
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Pictures from Australia's 2010 Port Stephens Regatta
Sail-World.com,
An interesting day on the water at the Australia's 2010 Port Stephens Regatta - images from Andrea Francolini... [more]
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San Francisco America's Cup Village site possibilities examined
www.Pressure-Drop.US,
The petite yet suddenly powerful Golden Gate Yacht Club, is just yards away from the St Francis YC With a decision originally slated for the Summer on if San Francisco will indeed host the 34th edition of the Cup and any challenges prior, local website www.pressure-drop.us takes a closer examination or the possible candidates and their pluses and minuses.... [more]
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SB3 Australian Championships Day One - Port Stephens
Di Pearson/amended by Sail-World,
Tom Rosoman got it right when he said of Day 1 of the SB3 Australian Championship at Sail Port Stephens: 'Racing here today reminded me of being in Qingdao (sailing venue for the 2008 Olympics) it was all over the shop and light - it was one of those days where you didn't need to take risks and you could still win.'... [more]
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First round of the Yachting NSW IRC Championship goes to the big boats
Lisa Ratcliff,
Round one of the Yachting NSW IRC Championship has gone to the big boats with Rob Hanna's Victorian TP52 Shogun finding the horsepower in the light airs and putting first points on the scoresheet with double victories in race one and two today.... [more]
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Great Veterans Race - Berrimilla not opting for a leisurely sail
Jennifer Crooks,
Just one month after returning home from his second circumnavigation, Alex Whitworth and his Brolga 33 Berrimilla, will join eighteen other Sydney Hobart veterans on Sydney Harbour this Sunday 18 April for the Great Veterans Race.... [more]
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Long Range weather positive for SOS Ocean Racing Record Attempt
Ian Thomson,
SOS Ocean Racing's World Record Attempt for sailing around Australia solo non-stop unassisted looks set to depart on May 1st if the long range weather forecast proves to be correct. At this stage the Maxsea Chopper long range weather forecast has a 15-20 knot SW for a start at 10am on the first switching to the SE and increasing to 20-25 by 10pm the same evening.... [more]
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Racing heats up at Sail Port Stephens
Lisa Ratcliff,
Another sparkling autumn day more typical of summer has greeted competitors at Sail Port Stephens as the racing heats up with the commencement of the second stage of the week-long regatta, now in its third year.... [more]
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Twenty crews face off in the Harken Young 88 Nationals, this weekend
Zoe Hawkins,
When the Young 88 fleet gathers for its annual national championship event, you can guarantee a fleet packed with sailors who are not only amongst the best in the country, but the very best in the world. Twenty boats will contest the Harken Young 88 National Championships taking place this weekend, 17-18 April in Auckland. The winning skipper and crew will be considered one of the very best sail... [more]
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Two upcoming national championships – Notice of Race released
Yachting Australia,
Yachting Australia has released the Notice of Race for two upcoming national championships to be held in 2010. The 2010 Australian Schools Teams Racing Championship and 2010 Australian Youth Match Racing Championship can be found on the Yachting Australia website.... [more]
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Oysteer BVI regatta - Oysters shine in sparkling downwind conditions
Barry Pickthall,
Slick spinnaker work carried Chris and Susan Shea's Oyster 72 'Magrathea' to the fore of the fleet in the third race of the Oyster BVI Caribbean regatta on Friday. Making the most of classic 20-knot tradewind conditions, the 'Magrathea' crew were first to hoist, and after surviving a tricky luff from Richard Smith's Oyster 655 'Sotto Vento', soon powered into the lead on what became...... [more]
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