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 13 Dec 2010
 




Sail-World's world-wide network of editors keeps you up with the latest. The Sail-World team was on Kata Beach as the boats were washed into the breaking surf and we have the very very latest news about the America's Cup venue from San Francisco.

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Who won the Optis?
Sail-World.com,
The winner of the OziOpti Sail-World competition is Elijah Denman of Bundaberg in Queensland and he will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135).... [more]
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Solas Big Boat Challenge - Oprah's entourage may alter course
Lisa Ratcliff,
Solas Big Boat Challenge - Oprah Winfrey's entourage may alter course - The annual Solas Big Boat Challenge maxi yacht fleet may for the first time in 17 years have to shift their finish line from off the Opera House if a sizable fleet of spectator craft hoping to catch a glimpse of the talk show Queen, Oprah Winfrey, creates a log jam.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne - Follow all the action online from today
Craig Heydon,
Sail Melbourne - Follow all the action online from today - The final round of the 2010 Sail Down Under Series and the opening round of the 2010/2011 ISAF Sailing World Cup begins this morning with the first day of racing at Sail Melbourne.... [more]
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Newman's Own Foundation teams up with Sailability
Dimity Pinto,
Newman's Own Foundation teams up with Sailability - Newman's Own Foundation has donated $17,000 to Sailability NSW to help a two person disabled team in their goal to represent Australia in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.... [more]
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America's Cup: BMW Oracle negotiators 'exasperated' by San Francisco
Richard Gladwell,
After a covers were lifted, late last week, on the Venue negotiations for the 34th America's Cup, it would now seem that even if San Francisco's Board of Supervisors meet a deadline imposed by Defender, and signs an agreement, approved by the America's Cup Event Authority, that will only now get the City into a position where its offer to host the 34th America's Cup will be compared to others on t... [more]
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Girdis wins Melges 32 Regatta
Tracey Walters,
There was exciting racing right to the end with Funnel Web on the last run splitting their spinnaker and an infringement with Rock and Roll providing the opportunity for the fleet to capitalise on Funnel Webs position.... [more]
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America's Cup: High Noon for San Francisco over Venue wobbles
Paul Oliva,
Paul Oliva writes for the San Francisco Chronicle. Following is an unpublished report on the America's Cup venue stand-off which has appeared on the US sailing website www.pressure-drop.us Oliva spent Wednesday through Friday in Miami grilling sources involved in America's Cup hosting negotiations. Miami is also hosting the RC44 Worlds, and several key AC players were present... [more]
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Evolution Sails dominate the WA Winter Offshore calendar
Evolution Sails,
Evolution Sails dominated the WA Winter Offshore calendar, with David Walling and Vern Williamson's Farr 40 IRC, the Next Factor winning the coveted Valmadre Winter Series on IRC. This backed up a totally dominating 2009/10 for the Next Factor which saw the boat go back-to back in winning the prestigious Siska Trophy and Geographe Bay Race week.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Second sprint delayed due to adverse weather
Velux 5 Oceans,
The start of ocean sprint two of the Velux 5 Oceans has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions off the South African coast. Gale force winds and huge seas led to the race committee taking the decision to delay the start because of concerns about the safety of the skippers and their yachts.... [more]
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18ft Skiff Syd. Barnett Memorial Trophy on Sydney Harbour
Frank Quealey,
Rookie 18ft Skiff skipper Jack Macartney and his Rag & Famish Hotel crew mates Tom Clout and Drewe Waller continued to impress when they recorded a 1m47s victory in the Syd. Barnett Memorial Trophy race... [more]
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Rolex Trophy One Design Series - Nerone a cut above the rest
Di Pearson,
In the lead up to the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds, reigning World and European champion Nerone (ITA) has eaten the rest of the competition alive. From two days ago, when the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia hosted series started, there was no doubt that that Massimo Mezzaroma and Antonio Sodo Migliori's boat was the one to beat.... [more]
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Rolex Trophy day 3 images from Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini images,
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water for day 3 of the Rolex Trophy series.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sail Melbourne starts today
ISAF Sailing World Cup,
ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sail Melbourne starts today - The 2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sail Melbourne is set to be one of the biggest Sail Melbourne events to date with over 425 competitors from 42 countries with world champions and Olympians descending on Melbourne in droves.... [more]
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America's Cup: 'Sign by Friday' San Francisco given ultimatum on venue
Richard Gladwell,
The well connected America's Cup correspondent for the Associated Press, Bernie Wilson, is reporting that San Francisco City Hall has been given until next Friday, 17 December, to sign an acceptable agreement to host the 34th America's Cup. He reports that 'a letter was delivered to Mayor Gavin Newsom and other officials informing them of the deadline.... [more]
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Intrigue sharpens up for Launceston to Hobart
Peter Campbell,
Champion River Derwent racing yacht Intrigue, which will return to offshore racing in this year's Sargison & Natuzzi Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race, again showed her heavy weather sailing skills in today's Derwent Sailing Squadron pennant racing.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010 - boats still on the beach
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Since the multiple beaching of boats this morning, the tide has come up and is now on the ebb. All the multihulls (Thor, Pagatoon, Moto Inzi, Miss Saigon, Silk Purse) were sucessfully dragged, pushed and hauled up beyond the high water mark. Owners expect to reverse the process and refloat the boats when conditions have calmed down... maybe tomorrow.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010: abnormal conditions hit fleet, update
Tracey Johnstone & Guy Nowell,
The drama continues on Kata Beach this morning with seven boats on the break and four beached as racing is cancelled on the last day of the Phuket King's Cup. Many boats have already left the bay heading for shelter in Ao Chalong. The mark boats are already there awaiting direction to return to provide ground tackle to any boats struggling to hold their anchors.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Skippers celebrated at Ocean Sprint 1 prize giving
Velux 5 Oceans,
American solo sailor Brad Van Liew was crowned winner of the first sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans round the world yacht race at a prize giving ceremony last night. The 42-year-old from Charleston, South Carolina, finished the gruelling 7,500 nautical mile sprint from La Rochelle to Cape Town in just over 28 days to claim the first victory of the race.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010:racing cancelled, wind, big seas, damaged boats
Tracey Johnstone,
Racing for the final day of the 24th King's Cup Regatta has been cancelled due to the large rescue operation currently underway on Kata Beach... [more]
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The following program, Sydney GTS 43, is classified RGF
John Curnow,
It contains, strong adult themes, sexual references and occasional coarse language, too! Now the RGF stands for really good fun, which sums up the owner, just as much as it does the vessel itself. Additionally, another rating that the Sydney GTS 43 is bound to receive as well, is A+++ for keeping jobs in Australia.... [more]
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America's Cup: French become fourth Challenger
Richard Gladwell,
Despite suggestions from event organizers that the 'outting' of the fifth team to enter the 34th America's Cup could be weeks away, a French team have issued a media release within 12 hours claiming the entry. 'ALEPH, the challenge headed by Bertrand Pacé and Alain Gautier, has just taken a major step forward,' says the statement issued by the team. '... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Volvo IT delivers world-class platform
Sophie Luther,
The Volvo Ocean Race is proud to present Volvo IT as its official IT supplier for the next Volvo Ocean Race which starts from Alicante, Spain, in October next year. Volvo IT will provide the IT platform, ensuring effective communications at each of the 10 cities, which the race will visit during the course of the event... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010. Oops! Ichiban grounded (and re-floated)
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The classic recipe of weight on the boom, roll the boat over to reduce the draft, keep the engine running, and some towing assistance from dinghies in the vicinity did the trick... [more]
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Sail Sydney - RYCT Dinghy Groups sailors impress
Peter Campbell,
Sail Sydney - A tenacious last race effort has given young Hobart sailor Dylan Gore an overall victory in the Laser 4.7 class at this week's Sail Sydney international regatta.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010: Evolution Racing wins Racing Class honours
Tracey Johnstone,
Ray Roberts', in dramatic circumstances, just held onto series honours today to win the 24th Phuket King's Cup. Missing the start gun put him back behind the other honours contender, Neil Pryde's HiFi. The big boat of the fleet, Frank Pong's Jelik III, along with Song Xia Qun's Jelik V and Hannes Waimer's Team Premier were then called over the line.... [more]
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Rolex Trophy images from Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini images,
Andrea Francolini photographed the action at today's Rolex Trophy on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Rolex Trophy - Farr 40 fleet Italy v Australia take two
Sam Crichton,
The wind gods off Sydney Heads played cruel games today with the Farr 40 fleet contesting the Rolex Trophy waiting an hour and a half for their first start.... [more]
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Etchells 2011 Australian titles Geelong - Pre-Nationals next weekend
Event Media,
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club Inc. as the Organizing Authority in conjunction with the Geelong Int. Etchells Fleet Inc. invites entries for the 2011 Rex Gorell Prestige Etchells Australian Championships to be sailed Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th January and the Pre-Nationals Event on December 18th and 19th. 2010 (a few slots left with 25 visiting boat limit- so get in quick.)... [more]
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From 18ft Skiff to 100ft super maxi
Frank Quealey,
NSW 18ft Skiff Championship - When Gotta Love It 7's crew of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage wrapped up the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour last Sunday, an interested onlooker was the 100ft super maxi Investec Loyal.... [more]
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Sail Sydney Video highlights available online
Craig Heydon,
Video highlights from Sail Sydney available online now - The second round of the 2010 Sail Down Under Series finished up on Thursday with the final day of Sail Sydney. Raced on Sydney harbour, more than 200 crews battled it out over four days of racing.... [more]
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America's Cup: Fifth entry announced
America's Cup Media edited by Sail-World,
America's Cup event organizers today confirmed the receipt of the fifth entry for the 34th America's Cup in 2013. The official announcement by the team is expected in the coming weeks. The challenger is the second announced entry, who has elected not to publicly reveal their identity at the time of lodging their notice of challenge.... [more]
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SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Round one
Lisa Ratcliff,
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Round one - The first sparring match between the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart glory boats, the optimised Investec LOYAL and Wild Oats XI, will take place on Sydney Harbour next Tuesday, December 14, in the annual SOLAS Big Boat Challenge maxi yacht race.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010: nervous wait for wind on last day of series
Tracey Johnstone,
It will be a nervous, long wait out on the water today for 107 boats competing in the Phuket King's Cup with the breeze forecasted not to settle until mid-afternoon on the last day of racing in the series.... [more]
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