I'll be surprised if its not 26 degrees at Airlie Beach this afternoon. But I am less surprised to see that the eMarine-World story about the Swedish Blonde doing the Wild Thing at Airlie Beach was one of the top rating stories in the sailing world last night.
When you read it, and you will, think about truth in advertising, reminds you of the politicians.
We have the final provisional Airlie Beach results and will shortly have interviews and pixs. The boats are coming in very slowly,
Tomorrow the Sail-World team moves on to Hamilton Island, except for me, off to Qingdao, China the Olympic Sailing City for a Sailing Seminar until Tuesday. Qingdao has signed a $28 million dollar deal with the World Match Racing Tour. Asia is certainly very strongly on the sailing map these days.
Have fun at Hamilton Island, this will be the first one I'll miss in 16 years.
One thing is for sure the Trade Winds did not waste much energy this last week, so there should be plenty of breeze. Watch out for Whales in the Molle Channel on Saturday.
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Day 6 - Close to a wrap Rob Kothe, A perfect morning for tourists but a tad light for sailing as the fleet sat on the glass in Pioneer Bay. They say Television makes news and with nothing else to do, it took very little time for some fertile imaginations to start work. First was Ian Thomson and SOS Racing. All in the water behind possibly the worlds biggest kick-board. A new Airlie Beach Raft Up record was filmed 14 yachts, a... [more] Share this story
Blonde Swede does the Wild Thing at Airlie Beach Race Week e-marineworld.com.au, Blonde Swede does the Wild Thing at Airlie Beach Race Week reports e-marineworld.com.au... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 6: Delay on the Bay images Sail-World.com, Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 6 has been delayed with some crews making the most of the glass out...... [more] Share this story
Maritime Hero clock ticking for nominations Paul McLeay MP, There is just a days left to nominate someone for a 2010 NSW Maritime Medal.... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2010 - Weather Day 5 Kenn Batt, Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2010 - Weather Day 5 provided by BOM meterologist Kenn Batt. A ridge of high pressure lies over the area. A trough of low pressure lies over western Qld. It could be a little trickier today and the movement of the gradient wind will hold the key?... [more] Share this story
ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 18 August 2010 ISAF, ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 18 August 2010 have been released.... [more] Share this story
Moth Europeans - Lead to Nathan Outteridge Sail-World.com, Australia's Nathan Outteridge leads the Moth fleet at SyzMothEuro 2010.... [more] Share this story
Beneteau - An exclusive look at first photos of the Sense sailing Beneteau Vicsail, Take an exclusive look at the first photos of the Sense (50') took in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie... [more] Share this story
Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 - Irish hold the line Regatta News, Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 - Boats have been returning to Cowes Yacht Haven throughout today, back from the offshore race. With a 2.5x point co-efficient this race had the potential to provide a major upset in the results, but after four days of competition the Irish team hold an even more commanding lead, now up to 29.5 points.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Commodores' Cup - Long race arrival images Kurt Arrigo, Rolex Commodores' Cup, long race arrival images by Kurt Arrigo... [more] Share this story
Youth Olympic Games - Aussie sailors return to Singapore Seas Matt Bartolo, Youth Olympic Games, Day two update: Australian sailors have had a mixed bag of results today as Madison Kennedy and Mark Spearman took to the Singaporean seas for the second day of competition.... [more] Share this story
Finn Silver Cup - Finn class heads to San Francisco Robert Deaves, The Finn Silver Cup for the Jorg Bruder Cup – the Junior World Championship – will get underway on August 20. San Francisco will be the centre of the Finn World for the next three weeks as this is followed by the Finn Gold Cup on 27 August.... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 5 images from Teri Dodds Sail-World.com, Melbourne photographer Teri Dodds presents this gallery of images from racing on day 5 of Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week.... [more] Share this story
Bidding underway for Signature moment of 33rd America's Cup Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com's America's Cup Editor took a sequence of images of what is now regarded as the signature moment of the 33rd America's Cup as USA-17 flew two hulls before attacking the Swiss Defender. This image is offered for auction - in a large size print of 1200mm by 850mm, gloss finish (smaller size if requested in these proportions).... [more] Share this story
Hobie 16 Worlds Day 3 - Leaders extend Anthony Duchatel, Rod and Kerry Waterhouse extended their lead in the Masters as did Anthony Duchatel and Evelyn Curtis in the Grand Masters... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week images from VidPicPro VicPicPro, Julie Geldard from VidPicPro offers you yachting photography and HD Video production in DVD, iPod and iPhone format - race memory packages at affordable prices.... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Day 5 - More divisional news Al Constable, Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2010 Day 5. 120 boats, 1000 plus sailors, 8-16 knots of breeze, 74 Islands and we dont know how many pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants ...... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Regatta 2010 - Down to the wire Al Constable, The 21st annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach regatta is reaching the pointy end with tight battles in many divisions, however some are clear cut. In the Grand Prix IRC Racing Division 1 Michael Hiatt's Farr 55, Living Doll, the 2009 Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Grand Prix winner is set to take the 2010 series too.... [more] Share this story
J24 World Championship - Homewin in downpour www.j24worlds2010.com, Worst possible touristic conditions but perfect sailing on the second day of J24 in Malmoe. Light and tricky winds in the first race was followed by broaches and breakage in the second, both races in heavy rain. Even starts and tight roundings challenges crew work and nerves for the participants.... [more] Share this story
Leading coaches for RYCT Sail School 2010 Peter Campbell, The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania each year makes a significant contribution to the development of young sailors when it conducts the RYCT Sail School over the first days of the September school holidays, introducing newcomers to sailing and lifting the skills of more advanced dinghy sailors.... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Day 4 images from Teri Dodds Sail-World.com, Photographer Teri Dodds presents this gallery of images from day 4 racing at Meredian Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach – Racing into cruising Tracey Johnstone, The Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Regatta cruising spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions has again attracted an interesting group of sailors and boats. Not wanting to retire themselves or their boats, some classics have made the move to a different level of yacht racing, but still showing competitive spirit on the water. Multiple blue water race winner, including three Sydney-Hobart races, two... [more] Share this story
Flying 11 Reunion at Weymouth S4G Regatta - BYOG (Bring Your Own Gold) David Price, It was like a Flying 11 reunion! Out of the eight medallists from the last day of racing at the 2010 Sail for Gold regatta, six of these world beating sailors, Nathan Outteridge, Iain Jensen, Malcolm Page, Nicky Souter, Nina Curtis and Olivia Price have come from the Flying 11 class; amongst them were three past Flying 11 national champions and three NSW State champions....... [more] Share this story
Booming interest in Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race Peter Campbell, Booming interest in Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - The 280 nautical mile race, in only its fourth year, is expected to surpass the long-running Melbourne to Hobart Race in fleet numbers and will be second only to the traditional Sydney Hobart Race.... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Day 5 Al Constable, Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Day 5 got underway this morning for the IRC Racing, PHS Racing, IRC Cruising, Cruising and Cruising Non Spinnaker and Multi-hull divisions, when PRO Tony Denham sent the faster fleet on the 34 nautical mile Cones/Molle Islands Race, Course 10 and the smaller boats on a Molle Island course.... [more] Share this story
Fast and furious – Sydney's premier multihull regatta is on again Doug Cuming, Over 25 trimarans and catamarans from Pittwater, Lake Macquarie and interstate will gather together for the three day multihull series hosted from the RMYC at Newport. The series starts with the Blue Water Classic ocean race on Friday October 1st, followed by four inshore races on the Saturday and Sunday.... [more] Share this story
International Moth Europeans - Aussies fly Moth Europeans, The Australians Nathan Outteridge and Scott Babbage made an outstanding performance, closely followed by Arnaud Psarofaghis, by Simon Payne, the current World Champion, and by the American Bora Gulari. Three spectacular races, full of suspense, brought together more than 80 boats on the starting line.... [more] Share this story
Noakes Group and Sydney Yachts alliance Lisa Ratcliff, Noakes Group, Australia's longest running and most extensive boat yard business, has joined forces with one of the country's leading yacht manufacturers, Sydney Yachts, to provide Sydney Yacht owners with a cost effective service and maintenance solution.... [more] Share this story
Commodore's Cup - Tough night ahead on long race Trish Jenkins, The 30 strong Rolex Commodores' Cup fleet shot off east down the Solent this morning. The course for the 10 teams is full of zigzags taking them first out towards Selsey Bill while tonight they will be heading west along the bottom of the Isle of Wight en route for a mark off Poole Harbour.... [more] Share this story
Etchells World Championships - McNeill takes Irish Etchells title Graham Smith, Irish Etchells Championships at Howth last day was reduced to a single race of just two legs through lack of wind – and after some legal wrangling over whether discards came into force after four or five races – Peter McNeill of Australia was declared the winner, narrowly ahead of the UK's Julia Bailey, the winner of the fourth and final race.... [more] Share this story
Hobie 16 Worlds - Aussies on top after day 2 Anthony Duchatel, What a difference a day makes!!! Instead of a weak offshore breeze the competitors where met with clear skies and a building breeze. In the Masters, Rod and Kerry Waterhouse are in the lead from William and Lucinda Edwards while in the Grandmasters Anthony Duchatel and Evelyn Curtis put together four first places and a second to be in the lead from Graham Southwick and O. Chan.... [more] Share this story
Volvo Ocean Race Legends: Caviar, Cocktails and Central Heating Volvo Ocean Race Media, Englishman Butch Dalrymple-Smith was a crewmember aboard the Mexican entry, Sayula II, the winner of the very first Whitbread in 1973-74. In the Volvo Ocean Race's 'Legends Look Back' series ahead of next year's first official reunion in Alicante, Butch remembers the good and bad. 'After each day's six-hour watch, those coming off the deck would be handed a rum tonic or a vodka or gin...... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 4 – Way up north Rob Kothe, Sailors all over Australia know there are 74 islands in the Whitsundays and over the years the regatta fleets have rounded many of them.... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 4 images Sail-World.com, Here are some images of racing on day 4 Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week.... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach - Generation difference adds to regatta Tracey Johnstone, Walking down the marina at the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week it is great sight to see a diverse range of ages across the competing boats. Men, women, boys and girls head out each day set to battle the winds and their divisional foes. What is particularly pleasing to see is a group of keen youth sailors joining their dads on the race track.... [more] Share this story
Doyle Sails announce repair facility at Hamilton Island Race Week Guy Waddilove, The Doyle Regatta Sail Service Facility will be operating at Hamilton Island Race Week this year to support our customers and any boats in need of urgent sail repairs. Please call 0451 960323 or 0412 127 028 to arrange pick up from the marina... [more] Share this story
Audi Victoria Week handed over to new event management team Jeni Bone, It is the end of an era as the 15-year veteran event management team of Audi Victoria Week, Doug Jarvis from Rhumbline Marketing, credited with growing the traditional meet from a humble regatta to the one of the state's Top five major events, is replaced by a new company.... [more] Share this story
GME's GPS EPIRB price breakthrough Matthew Heap, GME, Back in 2004 Australia's GME revolutionised the marine safety world with the award winning MT400 406 MHz EPIRB. The MT400 concept, evolutionary design and price point set a new standard in beacon design and became the benchmark to which all other manufactures aspired.... [more] Share this story
PWA World Cup, Alacati - Buzianis and Arrighetti claim victory Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup, Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup - Buzianis and Arrighetti claim victory - A full fleet of sixty-four professional sailors competed on the crystal clear waters in the men's fleet, and twenty-one fast and furious females in the women's. With a strong Meltemi breeze blowing, both the men and women completed two full rounds of racing on each of the first two days in perfect conditions.... [more] Share this story
Hobie 16 Worlds day 1 - Aussies well placed Anthony Duchatel, Sailing got underway in a very light offshore breeze after an amazing opening ceremony. Rod and Kerry Waterhouse of Australia lead in the Masters from William and Lucinda Edwards of South Africa and Park Byeong Ki/Youn Hae Kwang of Korea.... [more] Share this story
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2010 - Wind at last!! Kenn Batt, Meridien Marina Airlie Beach Race Week 2010 - Here is the latest weather anaysis from meterologist Kenn Batt for Tuesday 17th August, Day Four of the 2010 regatta.... [more] Share this story
Airlie Beach Antics - Lay Day pranks Toilet Paper Bandit, Authorities in Airlie Beach Queensland are looking for four unidentified sailors who have been seen wrapping boats up in toilet paper. It seems the vessel leading the Performance Handicap division (Terry Archer's Questionable Logic) has been targeted by these unknown bandits with these images just received..... [more] Share this story
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