Of Cats and Moths and Dragons - heading for the craziest week of the year

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 04 Jan 2011
 


We are coming up to the craziest week on the Australian sailing calendar, with Moths, Dragons Musto Skiffs and Etchells set to sail. Right now on a mud brown lake near Noosa, the A Cat newbies are showing there is no substitute for talent, though today King Glenn took two guns, we will tell you more about that later.

There will 90 of so Moths on the water for the Zhik Australian titles on Lake Macquarie tomorrow morning and Sail-World will be there to bring you the action as it will be for the 115 boat Worlds which start on the weekend.

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Amazing Australian A Cat titles - The New Kids did well on Day One
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
It is certainly the strongest ever with an exciting bunch of ‘newbies' - America's Cup Dean Barker helmsman of Emirates Team New Zealand, a number of team members from Artemis, William Howden Great Britain Tornado Sailor and Extreme 40 specialist, Tornado dual Olympic Silver medallist Darren Bundock and seven times Tornado World Champion and back to join the A Class Mitch Booth, who as a feather... [more]
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A Cat- Who is who at the Australian Nationals?
Sail-World.com,
The A-Class catamaran continues to expand its followers worldwide and today 73 boats are lining up for the strongest Australian titles ever.... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds 2011 – Who is who in the Zoo
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Sail-World.com will be on the water for both the 2011 Zhik Moth Australian titles and the Zhik Moths Worlds- here we present, with the help of Pat Langley from the Zhik Moths Media centre, our Sail-World form guide on the big guns from the 115 boat fleet.... [more]
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Pittwater-Coffs Race: It's About Time IRC winner
Damian Devine,
The CYCA's Julian Farren-Price's Cookson 12 'About Time' has proven to be the jewel in the crown winning the coveted IRC handicap crown in the 30th Anniversary Pittwater to Coffs Race for 2011 in a corrected time of 30hrs 31mins 33 secs. 'About Time' did it again following its victory in 2009 and their third place last year.... [more]
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National 125 Australian Championship - Green Out
National 125 Class Association,
National 125 Australian Championship is being sailed in Esperance, Western Australia. Heat 5 was held in a light to moderate NE breeze with flatish water. The race developed into a close one with Green Out 3186 again leading the way, closely persued by Black Butt 3174.... [more]
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29er World Championship day 1 - Argentina takes an early lead
Jerelyn Biehl,
The Argentine team of Pepe Bettini and Fernando Gwozdz started off winning the first two races and finishing second in the final race for today. Racing continues on Tuesday, January 4 with two more days of the qualifying series followed by three days of the final series.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Southern Ocean storm set to pummel fleet
Velux 5 Oceans,
The Velux 5 Oceans skippers preparing for howling 40 knot winds and huge seas. After 20 days at sea the ocean racers have covered around 5,000 nautical miles but still have more than 2,500 left to sail to the finish line in Wellington, New Zealand.... [more]
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The AA Team get top grades on day 1 of Tasar Nationals
Nicole Douglass,
Day one of the 38th Australian Tasar Championships was off to a blustery start yesterday, however, in the variable southerly conditions, the AA Team - Aaron Linton and Jamie Jochiem again ruled the course at Woollahra Sailing Club taking out both heats of the day. For more information on the regatta, including results, images and news go to www.tasarnationals.com.au.... [more]
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Mirror Worlds Day 2 - Sailing in Paradise
Anthony Galante,
LandCorp Mirror World Champions 2011 Day 2 started in ideal conditions with warm weather and an easterly of 15-18 knots as the fleet was treated to the best that Albany could offer.... [more]
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Australian Laser Championship 2011 Day 5 - Weir slips
Laura Baldwin,
It was a dark and stormy day at Georges River for the penultimate day. Two major systems passed through the course disturbing the wind direction and causing a lot of effort on behalf of the race committee to re-lay the course to each major shift. Two races were successfully completed and everyone was happy to be home and dry after a long, cold, wet day on the water.... [more]
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Sailing of another era on Lake Geneva
Jean Philippe Jobé,
Now that the racing boats are ashore for the winter, it gives me the opportunity to talk about the old sailing barges that were used on the lake in the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of those still exist and a group of enthusiastic sailors have built a replica called La Demoiselle which is now one of the biggest sailing crafts in Switzerland.... [more]
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Cherub Nationals - Dramatic turn around
Rolf Lunsmann,
In a dramatic turnaround, two days of big sea breeze racing has seen a major shakeout of the leader-board at the Cherub Nationals being sailed at Largs Bay Sailing Club in Adelaide.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - First to Gibraltar this evening
Barcelona World Race,
In the first edition of the Barcelona World Race back in November 2007 it was Jean-Pierre Dick who was first to Gibraltar, escaping from the Mediterranean on Paprec-Virbac 2 with co-skipper Damian Foxall after setting the inaugural record of 3 days 14 hours and 25 minutes.... [more]
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Gilles Martin-Raget: My Year in Review - Video
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, presents this YouTube clip of the the sailing regattas, events and people who have some into his range of focus during the past year. It's a must see.... [more]
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King of the Derwent series decided
Peter Campbell,
Launceston to Hobart: - Greg ‘Enzo' Prescott has scooped the pool with his Melges 32 2 Unlimited in the Derwent Sailing Squadron's offshore/inshore series that ended with yesterday's King of the Derwent in Hobart.... [more]
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International 14 Australian Championship - Massey and Wilsdon dominate
Neil Patchett,
George first relinquished the lead momentarily to Ronstan/Irwin Sails but used the shifts and a period of lighter winds to regain the lead and break clear.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Bullens forced to retire after further problems
Velux 5 Oceans,
Belgian solo sailor Christophe Bullens has been left with no choice but to retire from the Velux 5 Oceans. With the second leg taking the fleet through the notorious Southern Ocean, fears about the safety of Five Oceans of Smiles too further added to Christophe's decision to pull out of the race.... [more]
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The next big event on the calendar... Surf to City Yacht Race
Nigel Statham,
With the festive period now over, it's time for yacht owners from the Brisbane area and beyond to turn their attention to the next major event on the calendar; the Surf to City Yacht Race.... [more]
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International Fireball Australian Championships winner decided
Chris Payne,
..With a pleasant 10-14 knots from the South East, the fleet left the beach, with the battle between Michael Thomson/Eddy Alder and Lauren Thredgold/ Beth Fawcett to claim first overall in the final race remaining.... [more]
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San Francisco writer gives Ellison black mark for Cup theatrics
San Francisco Chronicle,
Just two days after the America's Cup venue announcement in favor of San Francisco, here is how one columnist, CW Nevius sees it: Now that the America's Cup is firmly anchored in San Francisco Bay and everyone is trying on blue blazers and captain's caps, one question remains: Was this really necessary?... [more]
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2011 Finnports Australian Finn Championships - Preview and Day 1
Tim Castles,
The 2010 Finnports Australian Finn Championships is demonstrating a resurgence in interest in the class in Australia. A record fleet of 23 boats are registered to take part in racing scheduled to take place in front of the world famous Cronulla Beach from 3rd – 7th January 2011.... [more]
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Pittwater to Coffs Race - Wild Oats X takes line honours
Damian Devine,
'Wild Oats X' has crossed the finish line to take line honours in the 30th Pittwater to Coffs Race in a time of 23hrs 6mins 12secs. They executed the perfect gybe to lay the finish into the tight entrance to the Harbour. They seamlessly dropped their shute and put up a Code Zero and proceeded to rocket through the finish, surfing across the line doing 18 knots in a 18-20knot Sou' Easter.... [more]
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Moth Worlds 2011 - Solid Wing Fact or Rumours?
Brendan Maxwell,
There was a flurry of activity of recent weeks, culminating in the acceptance of the solid wing sail for this event. It has been expected that the 2009 World Champion Bora Gulari (USA) and George Peet (USA) would use the solid wing sail, but many commentators thought this would be an extremely high risk strategy, looking at what happened when a C Class cat with a solid wing sail capsized.... [more]
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Australasian Championship - Dragons to race for Prince Philip Cup
John Curnow,
Racing for the International Dragons begins on Port Phillip in Melbourne tomorrow, Tuesday, January 4, 2011. The Prince Philip Cup is the Australasian Championship and it is taking place immediately before the 2011 International Dragon Class Worlds, which are from January 9 to 15.... [more]
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A Cats lead small Cat development says seven times World Champion
Rob Kothe,
With the switch to Multihulls for the America's Cup, the focus has swung to multihull development at both big boat and small boat level. Australia's Glenn Ashby, who was the BMW Oracle sailing coach for the 33rd America's Cup in Valencia and is the six times A Cat World Champion talks about recent developments in the A Cat class ahead of the star studded Australian Nationals, which begin today... [more]
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I14 National Championship images by Peter Muirhead
Peter Muirhead images,
Photographer Peter Muirhead sent these images from the International 14 (14 foot skiff) National Championship.... [more]
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Wild Oats X expected to cross Pittwater Coffs finish line at 1205hrs
Damian Devine,
The navigator of the 66 foot RP 'Wild Oats X', skippered by Mark Richards has made radio contact a short while ago and reported its ETA with Marine Rescue Coffs Harbour as per the Sailing Instructions, with an ETA of 1205hrs and is now 18 nautical miles from the finish.... [more]
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2011 Australian Laser Championship Day 4 - Krystal Weir leads
Laura Baldwin,
The Laser fleet had a blast on the first day of the New Year with the first race was started in 16knots and finished in 25knots. By the time the second race should have started the race committee were recording wind speeds up to 30knots and so the decision was made to abandon racing and send the sailors home.... [more]
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29er Nationals - Final seconds determine new 2010-2011 29er Champions
David Price,
The scene was set for a absolute thriller of a conclusion to the Gill® 2010-2011 29er Australian National Championship with QLD's Josh Franklin and Lewis Brake RQYC entering the final day with a three point lead over WA's Daniel Roberts and Jasper Warren MBSC and NSW's Andrew and Will Chapman a further point behind and two final races scheduled to conclude the series.... [more]
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Pittwater to Coffs race - Five retire in eventful night
Damian Devine,
After an eventful night at sea that saw five retirees from the Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht race, the 44 remaining boats in the fleet are now spread across 73 miles on the morning of Day Two, as they make their way towards the finish.... [more]
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Rio 2016 Olympic Games unveils new emblem
IOC,
Rio 2016 Olympic Games' emblem was unveiled on a packed Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janerio by IOC President Jacques Rogge, IOC Coordination Commisssion Chair for 2016 Nawal El Moutawakel, and Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman.... [more]
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Victorian yacht's double in King of the Derwent
Peter Campbell,
The Victorian yacht Veloce has taken out a somewhat rare line and handicap double in Hobart's iconic yachting event, the King of the Derwent. The King of the Derwent climaxed a highly successful second for Veloce, with today's win on IRC handicaps following her Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster IRC victory giving her the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's Salamanca Series.... [more]
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Australian Fireball Championships 2011-10 Day 4
Chris Payne,
Heat 9 was a little different with the top four contenders all together for the whole race. Thommo/Eddy have a great day on the water, and take control with only one race remaining.... [more]
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NS14 kick of the New Year with Race 7 of Nationals
Nicole Douglass,
The NS14 fleet heralded the start of a new year with Race 7 of the Over the Moon Promotions 42nd National Championship at the Canberra Yacht Club. The fleet set off in a 8 to 10 knots of west south west breeze. Following the pattern of recent days the breeze eased shortly after the start which made for interesting racing.... [more]
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Lancaster take early lead at Cherub Nationals
Rolf Lunsmann,
Showing exception speed in very light airs, Belmont brothers Brett and Ryan Lancaster have taken a solid early lead in the 2010-11 Australian Cherub National Championships being held at Largs Bay Sailing Club in Adelaide.... [more]
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29er Nationals - Triple fours from twelve races heading into last day
David Price,
We now have four different leaders from four different states after four intense days of competition resulting in a winner takes all shootout on the final day of the Gill® 2010-2011 29er Australian National Championship. The action on water today could result in any one of them becoming the ultimate victors and crowned the new 29er Australian National Champions. It's sporting poetry in the making!... [more]
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The Hobie racing calendar is off and running in 2011!
David Brookes,
IHCA bids a Happy New Year to all as the Hobie racing calendar gets off and running!... [more]
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America's Cup: What turned the tide in favour of San Francisco?
Richard Gladwell,
The decision to name San Francisco as the venue for the 34th America's Cup is a big turnaround from just over two weeks ago when the lead negotiator for the Defenders, Oracle racing's Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Barclay, described their team as being 'exasperated' with San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco was accused of using a 'bait and switch' negotiating technique - where you negoti... [more]
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Melbourne to Hobart silverware presented
John Curnow,
Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race was conducted by the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria. Today the silverware was presented to the winners at the Derwent Sailing Squadron.... [more]
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America's Cup 2013 - San Francisco wins hosting right - its official
Stephanie Martin,
The world-famous San Francisco Bay will be home to the 2013 America's Cup Finals and the Challenger Selection Series for the Louis Vuitton Cup, as well as an America's Cup World Series event in 2012. This will be the first time the America's Cup has been hosted in the United States since 1995.... [more]
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Newsflash: America's Cup venue confirmed for San Francisco
Richard Gladwell,
In a statement just seven hours before the expiration the deadline set in the Protocol for the 31st America's Cup, it has been announced that San Francisco will be the Host Venue for the 34th America's Cup. The deal is understood to be within the boundaries set by the Board of Supervisors, so will not need confirmation by them. However that will have to be confirmed once the full agreement... [more]
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America's Cup Hosting believed to be allocated to San Francisco
Richard Gladwell,
The Hosting Rights for the 34th America's Cup are believed to have been allocated to San Francisco, however a formal announcement is yet to be made by the negotiating team working on behalf of BMW Oracle Racing and the Golden Gate Yacht Club. A letter purportedly issued by the Golden Gate Yacht Club Commodore is believed to be premature.... [more]
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America's Cup venue decision expected today
Richard Gladwell,
A decision on the venue for the 34th America's Cup, or an update on the current situation regarding negotiations is expected today 31 December 2010. Reports appearing in US media, stating that San Francisco would be the chosen venue were dismissed as 'pure speculation' by those close to the negotiations.... [more]
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IODA 2010 World Championships - Thai sailors on top after day 2
IODA,
This was going to be another tough day where consistency would be so very important. After five races, two sailors have begun to edge out in front – Jirawat Jadklay and Noppakao Poonpat both from Thailand.... [more]
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Day 3 Australian Fireball Championships 2010-2011
Chris Payne,
Girls dominate day 3 of Australian Fireball Championships... [more]
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International 14 National Championship Day 1
Neil Patchett,
With the temperature set to hit 41 degrees in the city and catastrophic fire alerts out for some parts of the state, the scene was set for a boil over.... [more]
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