The northern migration continues

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 04 Aug 2010
 


The focus of the northern migration moves to Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron now with start of the Brisbane to Keppel Race on Friday, with a very impressive fleet. Love the image of the sat tracking units all switched on the clustered outside the Race Office.

Strong numbers to for Airlie Beach, looks like 120+ boats, more news as it happens.

The Sail-World Team



Welcome home Jamie Dunross - New World Record Holder
Yachting WA,
Jamie Dunross becomes the new Record Holder: 'I'm still in shock that I have completed the trip and am still alive and in one piece! I'm sure I have a guardian angel that was looking after me - there were a number of extremely close calls. I keep looking at the tracker page with the red line circling around the whole of Australia and I just can't believe that Spirit and I made that track!'... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race - Nice guys finish last
Lisa Ratcliff, CYCA Event Media,
The arrival of Tony Purkiss and his five Newcastle and Lake Macquarie mates on the Swanson 36 Mister Christian has signalled the end of the 25th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – Kiwi Challenge for South Pacific Cup
Rob Mundle,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 will see some Kiwis with their sights set on the South Pacific Cup. As the number of yachts entered approaches the magical figure of 200 the New Zealanders have declared they are on a mission.... [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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Cowes Week - Ingrid Abery images
Ingrid Abery,
Ingrid Abery presents these images from Cowes Week.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs European Championships images from Thomas Eibenberger
Sail-World.com,
Thomas Eibenberger presents this gallery of images from the recent German Grand Prix in Travemuende and the Viking 18ft Skiff Grand Prix at Sonderborg, Denmark.... [more]
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Techno 293 Windsurfing Worlds 2010 - Challenging for all!
www.bicsportwindsurf.com,
Windsurfing World's 2010 update: Cercle de Voile de Martigues (CVM), France, last week hosted the largest windsurfing championships in recent memory. The entry, 435 competitors, exceeded the previous record established at last years Junior, Youth and Masters Windsurfing World Championships in Weymouth, UK.... [more]
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Brisbane to Keppel Race - Sunshine Coast sailors embark on challenge
Ian Grant,
348n/ml Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Race - Dual Audi Australian IRC Ocean racing champion Rod Jones and his crew of talented Sunshine Coast sailors will embark on a new challenge starting on Friday.... [more]
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Cowes Week images from Rick Tomlinson
Rick Tomlinson images,
A gallery of Cowes Week images from photographer Rick Tomlinson.... [more]
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America's Cup defender trounced in opening day of 1851 Cup at Cowes
Tim Jeffery,
BMW ORACLE Racing dropped two heats today to TEAMORIGIN on the first day of The 1851 Cup, a one-off match racing regatta between the teams in BMW ORACLE Racing's two V5 America's Cup Class sloops. In Race 1 BMW ORACLE Racing skipper Jimmy Spithill of Australia took the right side of the racecourse and won a tacking duel up the first leg to lead at the first windward mark after a leg of 1.2 naut... [more]
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Hobie 16 European Championship - Waterhouse and Darmanin finish third
Traks Gordon,
Hobie 16 European Championship update: Following on from their victory in the F16 Euro Challenge, Pittwater sailors Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin concluded their World Championship preparation tour finishing third in the 104 boat Hobie 16 European Championship.... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championships, Day 5 - Hunger kept at bay
Dansk Sejlunion,
SAP 505 World Championships had the most tactically challenging conditions yet, but Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Møller sailed a magnificent day in Aarhus, Denmark.... [more]
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PWA Women's Slalom World Tour Final confirmed for Almanarre, Hyeres
Vivienne Masters,
PWA is pleased to be able to confirm the 2010 Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final.... [more]
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Yachting WA ISAF Umpiring Seminar announcements
Yachting WA,
ISAF Umpiring Seminars are as follows... [more]
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Optimist European Championship - Aussies compete in Poland
Carolina Townsend Arellano,
Optimist European Championship saw two Australian sailors, Tom Trottman from Victoria and Carolina Townsend Arellano, compete at the event at Kamien Pormoski in Poland from third – 10th July. As there were only two of us, we formed a team with NZL sailors and shared a coach; Susannah Pyatt.... [more]
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The Giant of the Copa del Rey
www.prensarcnp.es,
Ran is the name of the goddess which, in Norwegian mythology, was fishing the drowned and taking them to her house at the bottom of the sea. Fortunately, the appellation, and the devotion it arouses in some, is the only common point that the minimaxi shares with her.... [more]
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Fireballs to visit WA – 50 years young and still going strong!
Yachting WA,
International Fireball fleet will return to Western Australia in December 2011 through to January 2012 when Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club will host the 2012 World Championships.... [more]
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Sailing World Cup medals will go down to the wire in Weymouth
ISAF,
Skandia Sail For Gold regatta promises to offer a fitting finale to the ISAF Sailing World Cup season with an official entry of over 700 boats and almost 1000 sailors from 57 nations all challenging to claim the ultimate prize of the Sailing World Cup in each of the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds - Top skippers invited to 2010 event
ISAF,
ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship will take place in Newport, Rhode Island from 20 - 25 September 2010 and twenty of the world's top women's match race skippers have been invited to compete in the event.... [more]
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Singapore Youth Olympic Games–Aussie teenagers prepare for competition
Craig Heydon,
Youth Olympic Games begins August 14th in Singapore and two Australian sailors are preparing for what will be the adventure of a lifetime as they head to the event to take on the World's best youth sailors. Queensland's Madison Kennedy and Western Australia's Mark Spearman have been busy training to get ready for competition in Singapore from August 14-26.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Lifting the the Olympic Sailing Television Game
Richard Gladwell,
The recent Olympic Commission Report for the International Sailing Federation painted a very unflattering picture of the televised side of the Sailing Olympics. The short story is that sailing is the least popular televised sport and fifth to seventh most expensive to produce. So how would TV Producer, Paul France, cover the Olympic regatta – given these unflattering and unsustainable statistics?... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race 2010- McConaghys top of the tree
Ellen Pragnell-Raasch,
The results speak for themselves! First and second over the line, first,second and third on IRC Handicap in the 2010 Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race. Wild Oats X1 narrowly missed out on the race record to take line honours victory ahead Wild Oats X. Loki, Wild Oats X & Yendys, took the trifecta on IRC.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race - Gigantic Sydney 38 match race north
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race enjoyed a 'gigantic match race' between the five-boat Sydney 38 fleet up the New South Wales and south east Queensland coastline according to the co-owner of the eventual winner, JSteel.... [more]
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Australia's Brisbane to Keppel Race Yellow Brick Trackers are Alive!
Suellen Hurling,
For the first time in the short Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race history, satellite GPS trackers will be installed on each boat and will follow the fleet from Manly, Brisbane to Keppel Bay Marina.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - PHS winner surfs in
Lisa Ratcliff, CYCA Event Media,
Nick Athineos and Rick Christian's modified Steinmann 66, The Stick, has surfed into first place in the PHS division of the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race images from Howard Wright
Howard Wright/IMAGE Professional Photography,
This gallery of Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race images is presented by photographer Howard Wright. His understanding of sailing and photography have given him the skill to produce powerful images that capture the 'Spirit of Sailing'.... [more]
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NSW Maritime alert regarding adverse weather conditions
Natalie Laharnar,
NSW Maritime has issued an alert to boat owners about adverse weather conditions.... [more]
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Sydney International Boat Show wrap: super success!
Jeni Bone,
Not only were crowd numbers up, by just 2% - but enough to make organisers and exhibitors smile - also raising the spirits of the industry right across the board, Monday's last burst of show sales, promising leads and trials booked right up til the end of the month.... [more]
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Doyle Sails Australia - this offer will self destruct in 48 hours...
Guy Waddilove,
Due to the massive amount of interest we received for our 'Perfect Sale' offer at the Sydney International Boatshow, Doyle Sails Australia would like to advise all customers that any quote discussed at the show will be sent out within the next few days. The 20% discount offer will be valid for 48 hours after receipt of the quote.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Cowes Week Day 3 - Guichard fights back
Julie Royer,
Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week - Day Three saw less wind but no less action on the water as the nine teams competing in the UK round of the five-stop circuit battled for every point and every place on the race course. The sailors were pushing all the time with some very aggressive tactics resulting in a general recall in race 15.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Estredo turns it on
Paul Griffiths,
Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo, three times world champion, takes the second double elimination to steal the show in Fuerteventura, and seal the deal for his fourth PWA world title with an event to spare.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing squares off against Team Origin in 1851 Cup
Tim Jeffery,
BMW Oracle Racing - Two of sailing's youngest, most talented skippers – Jimmy Spithill and Ben Ainslie – square off this week in The 1851 Cup, a one-off match racing regatta between America's Cup winner BMW Oracle Racing and TeamOrigin of the U.K.... [more]
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Yacht Club Costa Smeralda - Spectacular September in Sardinia
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda,
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is preparing for an extremely busy September as entries for two of the Club's traditional Rolex-sponsored events continue to arrive and preparations for the inaugural Oyster Regatta in Sardinia continue.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2010 - Nominations invited
RegattaNews,
2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing is now inviting nominations. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - The Multihulls are back
Peter Hackett,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2010: In a fitting tribute to the staging of the America's Cup on multihulls this year, the fastest boats on water are also returning to the azure waters of Pioneer Bay for the 21st Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week from August 12th to 19th 2010.... [more]
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Kiwi top guns at Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week
Race Week Media,
21st Meridien Marina's Airlie Beach Race Week's Grand Prix division is the IRC Racing Division and the racing will be ‘full on' this year, as Regatta Director and former Kiwi sailor Denis Thompson explains.... [more]
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Yachting Great passes away
Brad Anderson,
Sadly, on the 28 July 2010 Australian Olympic Gold Medalist, Thomas Anderson passed away at the age of 71. Both Tom and his twin brother John won Olympic Gold at the 1972 Munich Games.... [more]
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Perfect winter morning for RYCT Pennant race
Peter Campbell,
The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's Winter Pennant is going to go down the wire to decide the winners of all three divisions after Sunday's race four of the five-race series on the River Derwent.... [more]
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Sydney Gold Coast Race - Laughs wearing thin for last in the fleet
Lisa Ratcliff/CYCA Event Media,
The last boat in the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race fleet, Mister Christian, entered the silver jubilee Audi Sydney Gold Coast to 'have a bit of fun'.... [more]
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Double Olympic medallist to skipper Abu Dhabi's VOR campaign
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing,
Two-time Olympic medallist, Ian Walker of Great Britain, has taken the helm as skipper for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race title pursuit, as the emirate's newest sporting outfit readies for the 'Everest of Sailing'. Appointed by the team's backer, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), Walker will lead an 11-strong crew in one of the world's toughest, most extreme sporting challeng... [more]
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Extreme Sailing series - A union of sport and spectacle...
www.cammas-groupama.com,
Extreme Sailing Series' second day of racing in Cowes was lively to say the least, as much for Groupama 40 as her rivals. There was some close contact battling at every stage, which resulted in an upset in the podium places. The Wave Muscat has made a spectacular entrance into the top three and has a five point lead over second placed Ecover this evening.... [more]
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Serious Racer for Sale - Immaculate Lyons IRC 60
Yoti,
Immaculately maintained by her fastidious owner - Vanguard is now seriously on the market and represents a fantastic 'step on and go program'.... [more]
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Melges 32 U.S. National Championship – DeVos claims title
International Melges 32 Class Association,
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship, hosted by Little Traverse Yacht Club. Ideal racing conditions just weren't meant to be on the final day of scheduled races at the event, although initially it did appear early on to be promising.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Loki starts season with a bang
Lisa Ratcliff/CYCA Event media,
Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race has seen Loki's owner/skipper Stephen Ainsworth and primary helmsman, Gordon Maguire, head back to Sydney today safe in the knowledge their 2010/11 offshore campaign has started with a bang.... [more]
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International Laser sailors competing in Oz -PSA Summer Transport Deal
Trevor Griffiths,
With a well established Laser racing circuit and in the lead up to the ISAF Sailing World Championship in Perth with upcoming test events, the Australian Laser builder Performance SailCraft Australasia freight offer will make the the appeal of trip down under even greater.... [more]
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Abu Dhabi to enter team in Volvo 2011
Stuart Alexander, The Independent,
A $25m tie-up between Britain and the Middle East is expected to be unveiled today as the oil rich emirate of Abu Dhabi adds international yacht racing to its Formula 1 sports portfolio.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Silverware up for grabs
Lisa Ratcliff/CYCA Event Media,
Now that the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race line honours trophy has been determined, the focus has switched to the coveted handicap prize, the trophy which assumes a level playing field rather than the rewarding the uber-sized for setting the quickest course time.... [more]
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International Cadet World titles 2010 - great results for Australia
Peter Campbell,
International Cadet World Championships 2010 - The young Australian sailing team has finished the International Cadet world championships at Puck in Poland by filling five of the top 11 places overall in the 80 boat fleet from 14 nations.... [more]
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UNSW Sailing News at a glance
Ajay Rau,
Presenting the UNSW Squad for the 2010 Australian University Games (Perth) 26th September-1st October. The team composition has experienced Sydney Hobart campaigners, international, national level and regular CYCA squad sailors.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Sports Boat Speedway
Ian Grant,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Sheer sailing excitement will again be on parade when Australia's fastest sports boats compete for the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week title over the tactically demanding Whitsunday Sailing Club courses from August 12-19.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Crash at Cowes Week 2010
Julie Royer,
Extreme Sailing Series At Cowes Week 2010 - In race 11 (the fourth inshore race of today), approaching the windward mark Yann Guichard's Groupe Edmond de Rothschild hit Franck Cammas' Groupama 40 wiping out both rudders, leaving Groupama with no steerage whatsoever.... [more]
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SAP 505 Worlds - Hunger strikes again in light winds
Dansk Sejlunion,
SAP 505 World Championships - Wolfgang Hunger and Julien Kleiner have tightened their grip with a first and second place in two light air races in Aarhus, Denmark.... [more]
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Jessica Watson at the Sydney Boat Show
Sail-World.com,
Jessica Watson has attracted big crowds to the Better Boating Stage at the Sydney International Boat Show, with an impressive presentation.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam 2010 – Day Nine
Vivienne Masters,
Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo, three times world champion, claims the second single elimination in Sotavento with a jaw dropping display of full power freestyle.... [more]
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RC44 Valencia Cup - Team Aqua rules
Bernard Schopfer,
Chris Bake's Team Aqua pulled an enviable treble by winning the match racing, fleet racing and overall championship at the RC44 Valencia Cup.... [more]
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