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 23 Aug 2010
 


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Hobie 16 Worlds Womens & Youth Championships - Aussie Champs
Paul Pascoe,
In a convincing display of smart consistent sailing, Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin from Australia today won the Hobie 16 Youth World Championships in Weihai, China.... [more]
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Coutts and Bennett to sign the 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]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 - Fleet gets shortened course
Crosbie Lorimer,
With little evidence of any breeze across the racing area the Race Officers have moved the IRC and Grand Prix Fleet to the Eastern Starting Area... [more]
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Audi IRC Australian titles - Archambault on track for third win
John Curnow,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is the final round of the 2010 Audi IRC Australian Championship – and Harvey Milne's Archambault 31, Aroona is on track to win the title.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week Day 3 Weather - NOT
Kenn Batt,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 Weather - issued by Kenn Batt at 0700hr for Monday 23rd August 2010... [more]
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Noosa Crew wins their division at Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach RW
Paul Blundell,
There are few places in the world better than Noosa, but when it comes to sailing, Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week in the Whitsundays is a must do event. Airlie Beach was transformed as over a thousand sailors in 120 yachts descended on this small seaside tourist town for a week of challenging passage racing around some of the many beautiful islands of the Whitsundays.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Lack of wind puts Dent in Long Race
Crosbie Lorimer,
With a clear dawn and a touch of tropical humidity in the air, Day 3 of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 has brought a shortened course.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton island Race Week - Francolini Whale images and more
Sail-World.com,
International photographer, Andrea Francolini each year photographs the action at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and each year he manages to be 'in the right spot at the right time' to capture not only all the racing, but also the whale action. Uncanny...... [more]
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International Moth Europeans - Overall
Sandra Mudronja,
Two superb races finished a splendid week today, with Bora Gulari winning the first one and Nathan Outteridge the second one. Nathan Outteridge explains his day: 'I was not very good in the first race. I was winning, but I made a mistake on a tack and Bora and Simon took advantage of it and overtook me.... [more]
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18ft Skiff International Regatta -Aussies, Kiwis and Yanks fire up 18s
Rich Roberts,
18ft Skiff International Regatta begins on Sunday. Australia was their birthplace but San Francisco is a pilgrimage for the 18-foot skiffs that test some of the world's most talented and bravest sailors. They'll be competing in the ninth annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta starting Sunday, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club.... [more]
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Ideal sponsor for chilly winter race on the Derwent
Peter Campbell,
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's Winter Pennant Series ended today with just one and two points separating the top two yachts overall in all three divisions.... [more]
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Finn Silver Cup - Perfect day for Luke Lawrence!
Corinne Mckenzie,
Finn Silver Cup's second day saw two victories for Miami sailor Luke Laurence, who now takes the lead of the event. Josip Olujic (CRO) conserves his second place while Australian sailor Oliver Tweddell gains two places to third overall.... [more]
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Finn Silver Cup - Day two images from Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson,
Finn Silver Cup - Day two images from Erik Simonson... [more]
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America's Cup Audio: Tony Veitch talks with Grant Dalton
Richard Gladwell,
After a rumour filled Friday with reports circulating in the New Zealand media that the key decisions had already been made in the 34th America's Cup, Newstalk ZB's Tony Veitch, talked with Emirates Team New Zealand's Grant Dalton on the team's current focus and reaction to the current America's cup revelations.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Super Yacht and Non Spin results
Al Constable,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 results for Cruising Non Spinnaker and Super Yacht divisions.... [more]
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America's Cup Audio: Peter Montgomery talks with Russell Coutts
Richard Gladwell,
This morning, Sunday, top international yachting commentator, Peter Montgomery talked with Russell Coutts on the top rating Sportsworld show on Newstalk ZB. After a few days of rumour surrounding the 34th America's Cup options, BMW Oracle racing CEO, Russell Coutts attempted to set the record straight.... [more]
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Qingdao might spell the Future of Sailing
Marine Business World,
As Kjell Borking, the Vice President of EUROSAF, the peak European sailing body commented today at the 2010 International Sailing Forum in Qingdao ‘'The explosion of sailing in Asia is both a joyous and a sad time for this European dominated sport.'... [more]
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Audi Hamilton island Race Week Results - Cruising Divisions results
Al Constable,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 results for the Cruising Divisions 1, 2 and 3.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton island Race Week - IRC, Performance Racing results
Al Constable,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 2. More results, for IRC Passage division 1, and Performance Racing divisions 1 and 2... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Grizzly by name and by nature
Lisa Ratcliff,
The tiny Adams 10 Grizzly, named after the popular 1970s TV series about the mountaineer and bear tamer, is taking on the might of the IRC Passage 2 division at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Crosbie Lorimer's Photos Days 1 and 2
Crosbie Lorimer,
Here are a selection of Crosbie Lorimer's photos from Days 1 and 2 of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010. www.crosbielorimer.com... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 - Loki's winning way
Lisa Ratcliff,
Loki's winning fortunes are unchanged at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week with a perfect series scorecard of three IRC wins from three starts after day two of racing. Today the IRC Grand Prix division raced two windward/leewards races on the Eastern start area to the south of the Fitzalan Passage in a 10-12 knot sou'east breeze and on a lumpy seaway.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 images from Teri Dodds
Teri Dodds images,
Geelong photographer Teri Dodds presents this gallery of images from today's action on day 2 of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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18ft Skiff International Regatta - All fired up in San Francisco
Rich Roberts,
Australia was their birthplace but San Francisco is a pilgrimage for the 18-foot skiffs. John Winning Sr., a longtime winner on the world circuit, has been spreading the word for years. This year New Zealand will be represented for the first time by three boats.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 Day 2 Forecast - Wind continues
Kenn Batt,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 Day 2 Weather Forecast issued by Kenn Batt at 0700hr For Sunday 22nd August 2010... [more]
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Moth Europeans win to Nathan Outteridge
Moth Europeans,
Australia's Nathan Outteridge takes the event win. The British Simon Payne is the European Champion before the two Swiss sailors Arnaud Psarofaghis and Matthias Renker... [more]
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Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 - Ireland claims victory in blustery finale
Trish Jenkins,
Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 - Ireland has done it. After mounting multiple teams, considered favourite going into both the 2006 and 2008 events but failing to win either, so the Irish boats Antix, marinerscove.ie and Roxy 6 today secured the Cup for the emerald isle.... [more]
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Singapore Youth Olympic Games - Aussies sail into day three
Matt Bartolo,
Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010, Day three update from the Australian Olympic Committee: Australian sailors Mark Spearman and Madison Kennedy have completed their fifth and sixth races of the Youth Olympics at the National Sailing Centre.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 1 Cruising results
Al Constable,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Cruising Divisions results for day 1... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - PHS and Non-Spinnaker results
Al Constable,
The Performance Racing divisions started at 10.50am and 10.55am respectively today on the Molle Islands Race.... [more]
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Fleet off the grid at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Lisa Ratcliff/Audi Hamilton Island Race Week media,
Lang Walker's uber-sized super yacht Kokomo turned plenty of heads at the start of the Molle Islands Race in Dent Passage... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 1 - More results and images
Al Constable,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Results for IRC Passage Division 1 and 2 and Super Yachts.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week images from Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini images,
Photographer Andrea Francolini presents this gallery of images from day 1 of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 gets underway
Lisa Ratcliff,
With their votes cast at the Hamilton Island polling booth this morning, competitors in the 27th Audi Hamilton Island Race Week cast lines and set off to determine their own outcomes in Australia's premier offshore regatta, which began today with the traditional Molle Islands Race.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 1 images
Al Constable,
More images from day 1 of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 1 - First Results, start and images
Al Constable,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week began for the 200 boat fleet today as they were gunned away on the 23.3 nautical mile Molle Island Race.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island – Beneteau - quarter of the 2010 fleet
John Curnow,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – Amongst the 201 yachts at the 2010 event, there are 50 vessels carrying the Beneteau seahorse. That is a significant achievement, especially so when you look at the fact that all these Beneteaus compete across both the racing and cruising divisions.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day One - Wind for Molle Islands
Kenn Batt,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day One - Weather Forecast issued by Kenn Batt at 0700hr, for Saturday 21st August 2010... [more]
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Moth Europeans - All tied up
Sandra Mudronja,
Syz & Co Moth Europeans' ranking is still open with the suspense unbearable. The conditions are fantastic on the lake and the competitors sail their boat to the extreme, at speeds regularly exceeding 25 knots!... [more]
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J24 Worlds - Healey new champion
J24 Worlds,
Tim Healey (USA) is the new champion of the J24 class. This crew mastered the various conditions in Malmoe and won convincing. Ian Southworth (GBR) sailed good at the end for the silver medal and Andrea Casale took the bronze. Best swedish boat was Per-Håkan Persson finishing eight.... [more]
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Commodores Cup - Irish team unbeatable?
Trish Jenkins,
Now on 64.5 points to second placed Hong Kong's 100.5, the Irish team's position at the Rolex Commodores' Cup is looking all but unassailable. In the big boat class, Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39 Antix scored another win.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach RW: What a week - see you next year
Ian Thomson,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week has been run and won, if you missed it this year, don't miss next year. This is only my second Airlie Beach Race Week yet this regatta is proving time and time again, that it is not just the tropical shirt regatta, but one of the best run regattas in Australia and every boat here this year will testify to that.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds - Tim Patton takes on champion sailors
Colin Thompson,
Etchells World Championships will include Bermuda Sailing Association president Tim Patton among the star-studded crew in north County Dublin, Ireland next week.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds to start in Ireland August 23rd
Graham Smith,
Etchells World Championship starts at Howth Yacht Club (Dublin, Ireland) on Monday next 23rd August with 44 boats from nine countries confirmed to contest the nine-race series.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Cartagena, ready for action
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit, Camper Regatta – Conde de Godó Trophy. The Caja Mediterráneo Region of Murcia Trophy was presented today at the Cartagena Town Hall. The scheduled racing starts next Tuesday, but the Public Village opens tomorrow (Saturday) on the dockside of Cartagena, offering free access to all of the excitement and information which supports the 2010 Audi MedCup Circuit.... [more]
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18's on the Bay restrospective - Erik Simonson images
Erik Simonson,
18ft Skiff images from photographer Erik Simonson - http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?579-18-s-on-the-Bay-Looking-Back... [more]
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Monsoon Cup provides incentive for next generation of sailing stars
Audrey Lakai,
A ground breaking initiative announced today by The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) will ensure that young sailors have the chance to compete for a place in the WMRT's prestigious season ending finale, the Monsoon Cup. Sailors aged 25 and below from outside Asia can compete at the Asian Match Racing Championship.... [more]
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Finn Silver Cup - Alcatraz start for Practice race
Corinne Mckenzie,
Finn Silver Cup today saw sailing in the world renowned San Francisco Bay become a reality for the Junior Finn sailors, competing today in the practice race for the Junior Finn World Championship or Jorg Bruder Silver Cup. Alcatraz provided a dramatic background for the starting line along with the Golden Gate Bridge aligned with the top mark.... [more]
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International Moth Europeans - Sun, wind and adrenalin
Sandra Mudronja,
Sun, wind and adrenalin for the Moth maniacs! What an incredible spectacle to see the moths' fleet, with their aggressive profile, flying full speed over the waters of Silvaplana Lake! The three races of the day took place under splendid conditions. A first really tough race with a 20 knot maloja wind was followed by an even windier second race.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week prize giving images
Teri Dodds image,
Photographer Teri Dodds gallery of images from Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week presentation night.... [more]
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Aethon Wing at Little America's Cup, statement from Steve Clark
Barby MacGowan,
Aethon, the new wing for the C Class catamaran was revealed, trialed, and withdrawn this week. Control system problems caused damage to the wing's airfoil surfaces. These were too extensive to be repaired and tested before the start of the International C Class Catamaran Championship on August 22. The team has therefore decided to scratch the entry of Cogito, and use her wing on Aethon.... [more]
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Boat names forever
Sail-World Cruising,
There's always some wag who can come up with a name to set you chuckling - have you seen these on the water?...... [more]
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J24 Worlds 2010 - USA team leads championship
J24 Worlds,
Tim Healy and crew lead the J24 Worlds 2010 with two races remaining. Eight races so far - two races to sail. May the best crew win but after a week with hard winds, heavy rain, thunder and lightning all crews and skippers are heroes. Good luck to all.... [more]
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Challenge issued to all French Yacht by Qld Beneteau Owners Group
Stuart Markwell,
The Queensland Beneteau Owners Group invites all French yachts to join them in the first race of their annual regatta known as the Beneteau Cup, to be held on the 30/31st October. The French Yacht Challenge, is really a fun race, with both spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions, designed to attract the once a year racers to a weekend of fun food and good company, with a French flavour.... [more]
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Commodores' Cup - Irish again
Trish Jenkins,
The three Irish yachts took two firsts in Class 1 and Class 3 and the team has now extended its overall lead with 47 points, a 40.5 point lead over Hong Kong (87.5 points) followed by France Blue (96 points) and GBR Red (103 points).... [more]
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