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 21 Jun 2010
 


An Australian Team is leading the prestigeous British Three Peaks event and we are on fire at Kiel Week. Lots more news



British Three Peaks - Tasmania's Team Whistler win first sailing leg
Peter Campbell,
Team Whistler from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania has won the first sailing leg of the British Three Peaks Race. Sailing in moderate northerly winds, skipper David Rees and his sailing crew of Tim Jones and Jory Linscott, won a tacking duel with the race favourite, the British yacht White Clouds, pulling away on the final sail up the Menai Straits.... [more]
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2010 Plympton Cup - 120 year old silver Mermaid smiles upon Sporties
Steve Hall,
‘The Cup is of pure Broken Hill silver, and is valued at 150 guineas – Probably the finest trophy ever raced for by yachtsmen in the Australian Colonies' – The Advertiser, Monday 16th February 1891... [more]
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Sailing World Cup Germany: Great start for Aussie sailors
Craig Heydon,
Kieler Woche. The Australian Sailing Team has started the penultimate round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in style with three crews recording perfect opening days in Kiel, Germany.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda -Speedboat done Thrashing
John Rousmaniere / Sail-World.com,
Newport Bermuda 2010 - The race leaders entered the Gulf Stream at around sunset Saturday, heading upwind into a moderate south-westerly wind with as much as four knots of favorable current in the long, hot meander that they have been steering for since the race start on Friday afternoon. Alex Jackson's Speedboat, at 100ft the largest yacht in the fleet, was making more than 12 knots over the bott... [more]
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'The Voice of McCrae' – a memorial award for Youth members
Jane Moffat,
'The Voice of McCrae' – a memorial award for Youth members John Mason had decided some years ago that there should be an award in memory of his late wife, Rosemary, the lady who was known as 'the voice of McCrae'. He didn't want a tree or just a trophy but something that would pay tribute to the work Rosemary had done within the yachting community.... [more]
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RYCT Winter Pennant - Pisces works tide for winter win
Peter Campbell,
Conditions were perfect for race two of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Winter Pennant today with the fleet sailing a pursuit race in a light to moderate north-westerly breeze on the Derwent. Pisces, skippered by Graeme McKibben, took the gun with slick crew work, picking the shifts and correctly working the tide to give them victory in Division 1.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup in Germany - Light winds make for slow day
Craig Heydon,
Light winds make for a slow day on the water at ISAF Sailing World Cup in Germany - just three Australian crews completed races. The Australian Women's Match Racing crews skippered by Katie Spithill and Nicky Souter completed their opening round races while Jessica Crisp and the RS:X women's fleet completed one race.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Less wind, less classes race on day two
Kieler Woche,
Kieler Woche day two. Less wind meant that not all classes could continue their races in the ISAF Sailing World Cup. After the surfing conditions yesterday the 49ers were able to maintain a bit more control out on the race course but it was still very tricky for the top crews.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 race 12 day 2 - Cork opts for Stealth Mode
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race, Race 12 - Cape Breton Island to Kinsale, Ireland Day 2. Cork, who began Race 12 on Thursday, played a great tactical card and went into Stealth Mode, a move that will shield their position from the chasing pack for 24 hours. The Clipper fleet is racing under IRC handicap rules to account for the differences in the Clipper 68s and the Challenge 67 (Cork) wh... [more]
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MedCup Circuit Marseille Trophy - Mistral prevails but Green wins
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
It was the Mistral which prevailed on the final day of scheduled racing. Out on Marseille's Rade race areas the notorious winds whipped spumes of spray and kicked up a nasty swell. Quantum Racing's (USA) victory in the TP52 Series fleet is their first event win overall and Iberdrola (ESP) leave Marseille buoyed up for the rest of the season.... [more]
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2010 Iceberg Australian Tasar Championship
Ian Grant,
2010 Iceberg Australian Tasar Championship - The Whitsunday Sailing Club high performance sailing course on beautiful Pioneer Bay will be converted into a colourful spectacle when they host the Championships next month. The strict one-design Tasar dinghy regarded among the best family classes has attracted 91 entries from all Australian states and the Northern Territory.... [more]
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Round the Island - more pictures from Richard Hampson
Sail-World.com,
Round the Island 2010 - more pictures from Richard Hampson from the 79th J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race... [more]
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Images from Marseille - 2: Audi Medcup by Francois Richard
Francois Richard,
Top international photographer Francois Richard was out on the water for the Coastal Race of the Audi Medcup and presents this, the second of two galleries of images from the spectacular race.... [more]
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Images from Marseille - 1: Audi Medcup by Francois Richard
Francois Richard,
Top international photographer Francois Richard was out on the water for the Coastal Race of the Audi Medcup and presents this, the first of two galleries of images from the spectacular race.... [more]
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Winter on Sydney Harbour
Sail-World.com,
2010 Audi Winter series on Sydney Harbour - Italian born photographer Andrea Francolini, rumoured to be considering a name change by deed poll to Drew Franks was on the water again today.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series Race 9 - tough time on Sydney Harbour
Lisa Ratcliff,
2010 Audi Winter Series -The trimmers and the tacticians went home spent from race nine of the Audi Winter Series after a tricky mid-section that became a guessing game as to which side of the course the breeze would fill in from next.... [more]
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Images from JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Onedition,
Over 1750 yachts entered the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, sailed around the historic Isle of Wight, England. First start was at 0500hrs on Saturday morning and the first yacht finished just after 9.30am - no record, but a great time was had by all in one of the classic English races.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 12 - Transatlantic chase begins
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race -Race 12. Cape Breton Island to Kinsale, Ireland. Under blue skies and in a breeze of five to ten knots from the south, the nine yachts crossed the start line at 1400 local time.... [more]
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ISAF International Judges and Race Officers Seminar in India
Yachting Association of India,
An ISAF International Judges Seminar (IJ) and International Race Officers (IRO) Seminar will be held in Chennai, India from 1-3 Oct 2010 and 2-4 October 2010 respectively, as part of the India International Regatta 2010 which is scheduled 3-10 October 2010.The ISAF Race Official Seminar programme aims to improve standards of officiating around the world... [more]
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Newport Bermuda – Speedboat leads 183 boat fleet
John Rousmaniere / Sail-World.com,
Newport Bermuda Race 2010 - Champagne sailing conditions as Alex Jackson's Open Division 100 foot supermaxi Speedboat took the lead from Tom Hill's Titan XV at sunset on Friday night as the big 183-boat fleet headed south east toward Bermuda, 635 nautical miles to the south east, on a fast close reach in a flat sea, clear visibility, and a moderate southwest wind that gradually strengthened and c... [more]
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Kieler Woche day one sailed in strong conditions
Kieler Woche,
Kieler Woche day one was sailed in strong conditions, with up to 24 knots of wind. 'We are pretty happy with the first day of racing here. We had to postpone the start this morning by one hour because of the high waves' Jobst Richter, Chairman of the Kieler Woche explained.... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup history continues
Anna Maria Gregorini,
The last boat to finish the offshore race of the 58th Giraglia Rolex Cup, organized by the Yacht Club Italiano, crossed the line at 20.40CEST last night after some 56 hours at sea. By no means an endurance record in this historic contest, in 1976 it took the first boat 68 hours to complete the course. At 36-feet, Ivo Olivero's Viva Corte (ITA) is half the length of Neville Crichton's Shockwave... [more]
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Kieler Woche Finn Focus - First day tough wins
Robert Deaves,
Finn Focus at Kieler Woche - Day one. Sailing began with a one hour postponement ashore because a coastal race had to cross the racing area. The first race was started at 12:00 in 15-18 knots (with more in the gusts), but unfortunately without sunshine and sometimes some rain, but everyone expects weather like this at least once during Kiel Week.... [more]
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Rolex Giraglia Cup - Shockwave pictures
www.sail-world.com,
Rolex Giraglia Cup - Shockwave pictures by Carlo Borlenghi... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Belcher and Page off to a perfect start
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page sprinted out of the starting blocks during the first day of racing in the Men's 470 division at Kiel Week. The Kiel Week regatta is the final regatta before the commencement of the 2010 470 World Championship in The Hague in July, and the team has been focused on performance, not results.... [more]
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Zwitserleven Round Texel Race - Conditions too brutal
Diana Bogaards,
33rd Zwitserleven Round Texel Race was cancelled due to the conditiond being too rough. The combination of wind force 5/6 from the northwest and a brutal surf made it irresponsible to send the participants out on the North sea. This is the third time in 33 years that world's biggest catrace won't be sailed... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit Marseille Trophy - Weather today's winner
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Circuit Marseille Trophy. The only winner on the penultimate day of the Marseille Trophy was the Mistral. With the Mistral widely forecast to be stronger on Sunday the race committee are still working to a scheduled start time of 1100hrs, but it is not looking promising.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Puma Ocean Racing starts
Brigid Murphy,
Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg Propulsion started the Newport-Bermuda Race at approximately 16:30 EDT this afternoon. Puma's il mostro is being skippered by Ken Read (USA). The core crew onboard include Tom Addis (AUS), Brad Jackson (NZL), Andrew Lewis USA), and Tony Mutter (NZL). PUMA is expected to arrive into Bermuda mid-day on Monday.... [more]
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Audi MedCup in Black and White
Juerg Kaufmann,
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann put together this new view of the AudiMedCup Coastal Race with a sequence of still images converted to YouTube and with a great soundtrack added.... [more]
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IDEC first home in the JP Morgan AM Round the Island Race
Richard Gladwell,
The 30 metre trimaran IDEC (Francis Joyon) has crossed the finish line to be first home in the 2010 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. She took just over four and a half hours for the race, starting at 0500hrs and finishing just after 9.30am. Well outside the record of 3hrs 08mins 29secs for a multihull boat, also set by Francis Joyon in 2001.... [more]
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Britain's Round the Island Race has started
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Britain's favourite yacht race, the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race has started. It's the 79th edition of this great event. Thirteen classes ranging from grand prix high tech boats such as ICAP Leopard and IDEC to a 20ft Jo Richards design started from 0500 through to 0640 covering a fleet of 1,754 yachts and some 16,000 sailors.... [more]
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British Three Peaks race - Taking an ocean racer white water rafting
Peter Campbell,
Hobart yachtsman David Rees and his team face a unique experience in the British Three Peaks Race that starts in Wales tonight – 'taking an ocean racer white water rafting.'... [more]
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Newport Bermuda fleet - light weather start for 183 boat fleet
John Rousmaniere,
183 sailboats made the start today in the 47th Bermuda Race. The start near the mouth of Narragansett Bay off Newport Rhode Island saw boats ranging from 33-footers, Killua sailed by Jim Binch of New Cannan, Connecticut, and Sailor Bandito with Chris Palabrica of Carmel, Indiana at the helm, to Alex Jackson's 100-foot Speedboat out of Piedmont, California.The leaders are expected to complete the 6... [more]
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Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation: Bob Fisher - Why support us?
Bob Fisher,
Think of just two things. First, think back to the time when you got your biggest thrill from sailing. Maybe it was taking a boat out on your own for the first time. Perhaps it was the satisfaction of repairing, restoring, designing or even building a yacht. Or coping in rough weather? Or competing? Or the sheer pleasure of sailing in comfort with family and friends?... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup - Crichton's Shockwave wins IRC Overall
Anna Maria Gregorini,
Giraglia Rolex Cup - in previous editions, Neville Crichton from New Zealand has committed his best efforts to winning line honours and breaking the course record. At this year's Giraglia Rolex Cup, Crichton made it clear that his intentions were the overall win in the distance race. That he achieved this aim at his first true attempt and so convincingly has impressed even this serial collector... [more]
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Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy - Borlenghi and Trombetta images
Sail-World,
Carlo Borlenghi and Guido Trombetta present this gallery of images from the Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy regatta.... [more]
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Zwitserleven Dutch Open - Aussies finish fifth
Diana Bogaards,
Zwitserleven Dutch Open Catamaran Sailing 2010. Two rival teams finished on equal points. The other topic that kept everyone occupied today, was whether tomorrow's Zwitserleven Round Texel Race will actually take place, as extremely tough conditions are expected.... [more]
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Navimo recalls XM Far Eastern built liferafts
ISAF,
Navimo will replace the XM liferafts with European manufactured products free of charge. The problem is confined to a limited batch of XM liferafts manufactured in the Far East carrying part numbers 53871 to 53876. This batch of rafts was manufactured from early 2006 onwards and were probably sold after June 2006.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Quantum Racing kings under the Calanques
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Quantum Racing could be justified in claiming ownership of one of the most spectacular race tracks there is on the Audi MedCup Circuit after winning on this 36-mile circuit down along spectacular Calanques limestone cliffs to Cassis and back for the second year in a row.... [more]
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Ready, Set, Drift?
David Schmidt Sail-World USA Editor,
Every raceboat that's headed out for the start of today's Bermuda Race, the 47th start of this iconic 635-mile 'thrash to the Onion Patch', has a story of preparation to tell.... [more]
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Tassie team in British Three Peaks Race
Peter Campbell,
The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's successful Team Whistler tomorrow will endeavour to become the Australian combination of sailors and endurance runners to win both the Tasmanian and the British Three Peaks Races in the one year... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup - A magic race
KPMS,
Giraglia Rolex Cup - The Giraglia Rolex Cup keeps attracting sailors from all the parts of the planet and leaving them with all kinds of achievements related to their battles with the elements.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Cork sets sail for home
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - At 1615 local time (1915 GMT) Cork, Ireland, crossed the start line at Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club to begin the 2,075 mile race to Kinsale. The team, led by Hannah Jenner, has 48 hours to build the biggest possible lead before the fleet of nine Clipper 68s starts to hunt them down.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - 30 years of Gulf Stream studies
John Rousmaniere,
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the marriage of two technological revolutions that brought the Newport Bermuda Race into the modern age. In 1980 for the first time sailors were allowed to use Loran-C navigation throughout the race. One of the first sailors to appreciate the implications of Loran was 30-year-old Richard Wilson.... [more]
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20 Seawind Catamarans arrive for Whitsunday Rally
Brent Vaughan,
The fourth annual Seawind Whitsunday Rally is about to sail into Airlie Beach with a record sized flotilla of 20 Seawind catamarans preparing for a week of social racing, parties and onshore activities around the Whitsunday islands starting this Saturday the 19th of June.... [more]
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A new Round Australia Record for SOS Ocean Racing
Ian Thomson,
SOS Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Thomson from Airlie Beach, crossed the finish line off the Whitsunday Sailing club after 42d:5h:30m:2s to set the record for fastest solo circumnavigation of Australia. It has been a remarkable journey and has taken some 26d:2h:29m:58 seconds off the previous record.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit's Marseille Trophy - Today's roller-coaster result
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit's Marseille Trophy regatta - Out on the Rade Nord, a switch from yesterday's southern arena, the breeze was equally hard to read and several teams results roller-coastered from one race to the next... [more]
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Court extends ban on Dutch teen sailor
Nancy Knudsen,
After a new case brought by Dutch child care authorities, judges in a Dutch court have extended a ban on a 14-year-old schoolgirl's bid to do a circumnavigation by long range cruising by one month.... [more]
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Zwitserleven Dutch Catamaran Open - Dutch pair are new leaders
Diana Bogaards,
Zwitserleven Dutch Open Catamaran Sailing 2010. Heemskerk and Tentij, the ruling Dutch F18 champions, were in great shape today. Just like Coen de Koning and Thijs Visser (NED), but the last two crossed the starting line prematurely twice.... [more]
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Round Texel race - Fellow Aussies a threat to Bundock's trifecta bid
Andrew Dowley,
Round Texel race. Multiple world catamaran sailing champion Darren Bundock has identified an Australian duo with weight on their side and a crew of female sailors as among his biggest obstacles to claiming an historic third overall victory at the prestigious Round Texel Regatta in Holland this coming weekend.... [more]
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Cape to Rio Yacht Race scheduled for January 2011 start
RCYC,
Cape to Rio Yacht Race - The Royal Cape Yacht Club and South Atlantic Race (Pty) Ltd are proud to bring to your notice the re-establishment of the legendary Cape to Rio Yacht Race with a scheduled to start in January 2011.... [more]
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