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 30 Apr 2010
 




Teen sailor Jessica Watson and the weather on the way
Nancy Knudsen,
16-year-old almost-circumnavigator sailor Jessica Watson, and more importantly her team, always knew that the final stages of her journey were going to be the hard bit, and Ella's Pink Lady is now caught in a morass of passing gales.... [more]
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2010 Melges 24 Australian Championship
Darren Spence,
The International Melges Association of Australia (IMAA) in conjunction with Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) is holding its 2010 National Titles at RQYS in the week of the 4-7 May. Thanks to the assistance of generous supporters of the class, Ullman Sails (Sunshine Coast), Gill Clothing and Balgownie Estate Wines the class is able host its first stand alone National Titles.... [more]
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Yachting Australia announces Structure Review headed by Malcolm Speed
Yachting Australia,
In a major development for sailing in Australia, Yachting Australia will review its organisational structure in order to strengthen the future of the sport in this country.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Day five - Thursday 29 April 2010
Robert Deaves,
Croatians Marin Misura and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic will go into the Finn medal race at the SOF Hyeres, the fourth leg of the 2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup, separated by only two points after three more races were completed in more light winds on Thursday. Gasper Vincec (SLO) climbs three places to go into the medal race in third, a further eight points behind.... [more]
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Dubbin takes out 2010 Castles 650 Victorian titles
Andrew Dubbin,
The Melbourne Trailable Yacht Club conducted the titles over the 14th March and 18th April. Racing was off St Kilda in the Northern end of Port Philip Bay.... [more]
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A novice sailor? Boy, they got that right
Bob Wonders,
His name has not been made public, but his chances of winning a role as a navigator are down to two – incredibly slim and none!... [more]
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2010 Fireball International Week is Underway
Noah Purves-Smith,
Racing has started for the 2010 Fireball International Week. The Barbados Yacht Club hosted a fabulous opening ceremony on Sunday night to kick things off. The evening started with a procession of flags from all of the competing countries, carried by the girls of Digicel.... [more]
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Indian Ocean Five Capes Race - Final Leg, final cape and home beckons
OC Events,
For the crew on board Oman Sail's A100 trimaran ‘Majan' the departure from the penultimate stopover in Singapore, proved a poignant moment as they set out on the final leg to cover the final 3,200 miles (5,900km) of this new Indian Ocean Five Capes Race course.... [more]
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Open de Espana Match Race -Mirsky Racing end day one with a clean card
Mirsky Racing Team,
The Mirsky Racing Team raced Michelle Perris of Monaco, who despite being one of the lowest ranked skippers here has a hot shot crew with world number one Adam Minoprio calling the shots, Dave Swete from Minoprio's BlackMatch Racing trimming and Pietro Mantovani from Team Azzura on the bow.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise-Leaders keep position to go to medal races
Effets Mer Media,
The conditions didn't improve on the penultimate day of the 42nd Semaine Olympique Française, in Hyères. The fourth leg of the Sailing World Cup has been marked by light winds, which is unusual for the Hyères event, which is renowned for providing mixed conditions.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing - 250% increase in fans for stage one
WMRT Media,
The ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has had a successful start to the 2010 programme with official event sponsors and leading international sailing venues signed up for the nine month global series across Europe, Asia and the Americas.... [more]
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Round the World sailors reunite for Viper assault
2B Sailing,
For the first time since they raced across some of the most dangerous stretches of water on the planet in a Volvo Ocean Race, multiple Olympic sailor Carolijn Brouwer and renowned single-handed sailor Liz Wardley will join forces on a Viper catamaran in a quest to write their names into sailing's history books.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – Day nine
Clipper Ventures PLC,
It has been a long time since the Clipper 09-10 Race teams have been able to hone their light airs sailing to such a degree. Race two across the Atlantic back in October was the last big test and since then all of the crews have had personnel changes.... [more]
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2010 Semaine Olympique Française - The longest day on the water
Effets Mer,
>It was close to 9PM when the 49ers came back to shore. Paul Brotherton and Mark Asquith (GBR) keep a ten points lead on the fleet despite a place of 25 collected on the last Gold fleet race. The 42nd Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères counts 20 years since Brotherton's first appearance in Hyères in 1990 in the 470 class.... [more]
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Finn Focus - 2010 SOF - Misura and Wright lead Finns after day four
Robert Deaves,
Day four at the SOF Hyeres brought the familiar pattern of early morning postponements and waiting for the wind, but then the unexpected happened and the Finn fleet got in three races. Yes you read that right. Three races. After the scores were counted up, Marin Misura (CRO) had taken the overall lead from Ed Wright (GBR) and Thomas Le Breton (FRA).... [more]
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Beneteau Regatta Pittwater celebrates 10th anniversary
Lisa Ratcliff,
This Saturday, May 1, 2010 at least 38 Beneteau owners will shun a mixed start line in favour of their own exclusive opportunity to join the 10th anniversary celebrations of the annual Beneteau Regatta Pittwater held on one of Sydney's most stunning waterways .... [more]
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World Smallest PLB (EPIRB) available from e-marineworld
Robin Reiger,
Sailing and Motor Boating are thrilling sports which brings pleasure to millions around the world. Whether you are heading across your local lake, or sailing across the Ocean you should be carrying a Fast Find. Keep the Fast Find with you at all times, in a pocket or pouch. You and your fellow crew members will have peace of mind of knowing that if something happens to you, or to the boat, you can... [more]
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Bermuda Race Week J24 Erwin sunk on Tuesday - will race Thursday
Talbot Wilson,
Tim Patton and his crew from Bermuda Marine Services rescued the J24 Erwin from the bottom of Bermuda's Great Sound today. The boat sank Tuesday in Race 5 of the J24 Class competition in Bermuda International Invitational Race week. Basically undamaged she will be racing again tomorrow... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - French sailing stars meet
Extreme Sailing Series,
The biggest French multihull sailing champions will meet once again in the five-round 2010 Extreme Sailing Series. Loick Peyron, holder of the most multihull championship titles, Yann Guichard, a favourite for the forthcoming Route de Rhum, and Franck Cammas, who convincingly won the Jules Verne Trophy just one month ago, will meet on the water for the first time this year on 27 May at the first e... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit returns to Portugal for the fourth year
Audi MedCup Circuit,
The most hard-fought and closely matched circuit featuring the cutting edge TP52 and GP42 Series will compete between the 11th and 16th of May, for the Portugal Trophy at the first Audi MedCup Circuit of 2010.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – San Francisco to Panama – Day eight
Clipper Ventures PLC,
'We are eagerly awaiting the return of Qingdao,' says Team Finland's Rob McInally. 'What have they managed to pull out of the hat? We have been having fairly good runs in regard to the rest of the fleet and all have seemed to slow of late, other than the relentless California, but what did Hannah do with the Dragon Wagon?'... [more]
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America's Cup: The Myth of Monohulls
AmericasCupView.blogspot.com,
The multihulls we watched in America's Cup 33 were amazing, well, at least one of them. The boat that won. BMWOracle's trimaran USA. Now the yacht club that sponsored BMWOracle Racing, Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco (GGYV), with an assist from its challenger partner, Club Nautico di Roma (ITA), has apparently formulated the protocol for America's Cup 34, and will be announcing it soon.... [more]
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Aussie women through to next match racing stage in Hyeres
Australian Sailing Team Media,
Spithill's crew will join the German team of Silke/Hahlbrock, the two Great Britain teams led by Lucy Mcgregor and Anne Le Berre, the Russian crew led by Skudina and Anna Tunnicliffe's USA team. The Gold fleet will sail tomorrow in a round robin style to decide the seeding for the quarter finals.... [more]
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Women's Match Racing to see its busiest year yet
WIMRA Media,
With nearly 80 events on the WIMRA calendar, the organization is increasing events at an astonishing rate with less than a dozen events at its inception in 1996, to its current calendar of almost 80 events worldwide. Events are continually added to the WIMRA calendar and 2010 is shaping up to be the best racing year yet.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise -European Champion moves into lead in Finn
Robert Deaves,
After the third day at the 2010 SOF Hyeres, the Finn class has sailed only two races out of a possible six due to extremely light winds and numerous cancelled races.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Snail pace in Hyères
Agence Effets Mer,
Every race counts in Hyères! The 2010 SOF Hyères – Toulon Provence Méditerranée, fourth event in the ISAF Sailing Wold Cup circuit, has reached its half way mark but the programme is well behind schedule with few races sailed in each class.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team at Open de Espana Match Race
Kinley Fowler,
The late inclusion of the Mirsky Racing Team into the Open de Espana Match Race in Calpe, Spain will provide the team with invaluable training for the upcoming World Tour season.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise-Goodison and Shaw head the British charge
RYA,
Paul Goodison and Bryony Shaw head the British charge at the half way stage of the French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyeres (Tuesday 27 August), leading their respective Laser and RS:X windsurfing fleets.... [more]
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RC 44 Austria Cup - Ten teams and ten favourites ready to compete
MaxComm Communication,
The RC 44 Austria Cup will take place on April 29 – May 4. The level of the Tour is such that it is impossible to name a favourite.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – San Francisco to Panama – Day seven
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Still high on their Scoring Gate point from yesterday, the team on board Qingdao is now focussed on bettering their position and taking the top spot in Panama. To help them achieve this the Chinese entry, which was lying in second place and just eleven nautical miles behind current race leaders, Spirit of Australia, decided to go into Stealth Mode at 0600GMT today.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week accommodation options
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your Hamilton Island Audi Race Week accommodation? Great options still available. Need crew accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week? We have some ideal options that are in a great location for Race Week. Prices range from only $500 per night. All include buggy and on island return valet transfers.... [more]
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The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania appoints Richard Scarr as Manager
Peter Campbell,
The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania has announced the appointment of the successful international sailing coach Richard Scarr as Sailing Manager of the 130-year-old yacht club in Hobart.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Anna Tunnicliffe on going to Gold Fleet
Anna Tunnicliffe,
It was another good day for us at the Semaine Olympique Francaise in Hyeres, France. After sitting around waiting for the wind to fill in, the first group of the day finally got out to complete their three scheduled races before our group got in the boats to race.... [more]
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Quad sailor circumnavigating Australia.
Nancy Knudsen,
'I've been flying up the coast in 20 knot following winds, with sunshine on my face, and managing 6-7 knot speeds. In short, great sailing.' Sound familiar? - any solo sailor in love with the ocean. But there's just one difference. Jamie Dunross is a C5 quadriplegic solo circumnavigating Australia. He is scheduled to arrive Sydney on Thursday or Friday of this week.... [more]
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Ian Thomson from Save our Seas Ocean Racing set to depart this Sunday
SOS Media,
As one Australian finishes her round the world journey, another Aussie is about to depart to break a world record. Jessica Watson is due home in the early stages of May. However, in central Queensland the final preparations are taking place. SOS Ocean Racing has today confirmed that the departure is most likely to be this Sunday 2nd May at 10am in front of the Whitsunday Sailing Club.... [more]
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Wedgetail wins 2010 Queensland IRC Championship
Suellen Hurling,
After three days of racing in the 2010 Queensland IRC Championship, the Hugh Welbourne 42 Wedgetail has stolen the IRC crown away from Black Jack Too and Bribie Star.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Light conditions continue
Agence Effets Mer,
Light conditions prevailed again in Hyeres, forcing the sailors to wait ashore for a timid sea breeze. Racing started at 1400 for most classes except the Women Match Racing, which started earlier in order to try and complete their first round robin.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Française - Zach Railey wins only race for Finns
Robert Deaves,
For the third time in a row, the Finns lost their opening race at a major regatta. After losing the opening day in both Miami and Palma, on Sunday it was the turn of the SOF Hyeres, the fourth leg of the 2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup.... [more]
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GBR's Shaw takes the RS:X lead on another light day in Hyeres
RYA,
Olympic windsurfing bronze medallist Bryony Shaw was the best British performance on another testing day of racing at the French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyeres on Monday (26 April).... [more]
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Massive Southern Ocean current discovered
CSIRO,
A deep ocean current with a volume equivalent to 40 Amazon Rivers has been discovered by Japanese and Australian scientists near the Kerguelen plateau, in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean, 4,200 kilometres south-west of Perth.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race welcomes Volvo as co-sponsor
MaxComm Communication,
Volvo cars Switzerland supports match racing in Switzerland, and becomes a co-sponsor of the prestigious St.Moritz Match Race. Volvo also becomes the title-partner of the Volvo Match Race Zoug, a qualifying regatta that will give the opportunity to a Swiss team to qualify directly for St.Moritz Match Race.... [more]
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