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 26 Feb 2011
 


At the 'small' end of the sailing scale it has to be the school sailors competing this weekend in the RHKYC Inter-Schools Sailing Festival.

At the 'big' end, take your pick - Velux 5 Oceans, Barcelona Race, Farr 40 Worlds - they are all here.

And whatever your Club or Association is doing - let us know. We are here to help those that help themselves. Your sponsors will be delighted to see their name in a headline. Just click here http://www.sail-world.com/admin/add_story.cfm?rid=2 to load a story and pictures of your event up to Sail-World.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

It's the weekend, so remember to get out on the water!

Guy Nowell, Editor



Vietnam PWA Grand Slam 2011 Day 1 - Throde gets dialled
PWA,
Kiri Thode gets dialed into the Mui Ne rhythm to secure single elimination victory on the opening day of competition in Vietnam.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Halfway from Wellington to Cape Horn
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - Though the two leaders had become increasingly isolated at the head the fleet, with nearly twelve hundred miles now between Virbac-Paprec 3 and third placed Renault Z.E Sailing Team, the third to fifth placed peloton were back up to full speed this afternoon.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans fleet passed The Horn
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans - After almost three weeks at sea, the third ocean sprint is now firmly on the home straight towards Punta del Este and the battle for positions at the back of the fleet couldn't be tighter. Whilst the toughest part of the 6000 nautical mile leg is now over, there is no time to relax as changeable winds will make the next day or so crucial for the final standings.... [more]
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America's Cup: The Freo Files - Erle Williams on wintering over
Sail-World Archives,
Erle Williams is one of the hard men of New Zealand sailing. A chip off the old block. Erle was a watch captain aboard Whitbread line honours winner at the age of just 22years old. Less than four years later he was bowman aboard KZ-7 in the Louis Vuitton Cup. Here he tells how the Kiwis under the baton of Michael Fay and whip of Laurent Esquier and friends...... [more]
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America's Cup: Iain Murray - big changes to umpiring likely + Video
Richard Gladwell,
Over the past two days, the Competitors in the 34th America's Cup have been attending a Competitors Forum in Auckland. A lot of ground was covered in the sessions ranging from clarification of the measurement process and AC72 class rule; the direction of the AC45 one design class rule; the draft racing rules for the America's Cup, including an electronic umpiring system; dates and possibilities... [more]
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America's Cup - The Freo Files: Blackaller's Bet
Archive Video,
Most have fond memories of the 1987 America's Cup in Fremantle. It had everything - big breeze, drama, action on the water and ashore, and a lot of larger than life characters who really bought that series to life. One of those characters was Tom Blackaller who sailed the canard ruddered USA out of San Francisco.... [more]
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Vietnam PWA Grand Slam 2011 event preview
Vivienne Masters,
A new year and an entirely new event stands poised to mark the start of 2011 PWA World Tour.... [more]
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RHKYC Inter-School Sailing Festival 2011
RHKYC Event Media,
The annual Inter-School Sailing Festival will be held at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's (RHKYC) Middle Island Clubhouse on the weekend of 26 and 27 February. Now in its ninth year, the weekend of racing, with a staggering 96 races scheduled, will see over 140 students aged between 12 and 18 battle it out on the water. Added to the mix will be 20 race volunteers led by Race Officer Andrew Moore.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 1 victory to the French
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series - It was what has become a classic series finish to Act 1 at The Wave, Muscat, Oman. The all-French team of Groupe Edmond de Rothschild clinched victory in the final double point's race at the end of an astonishing 32 races over 5 days.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour talks with potential new venues
World Match Racing Tour,
Since announcing an ambitious expansion plan which will see the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) grow to 15 events by 2013, the Tour has been overwhelmed by the level of interest from potential new host regions and is now in extended talks with 10 venues who are all eager to embrace the benefits of hosting a stage of the Tour... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 day two high speed thrilling
Louay Habib,
By mid-morning on day two, the RORC Caribbean 600 was very much living up to its billing as a high-speed thrilling race around the stunning Caribbean. The majority of the fleet is now heading for the top part of the course and should be around St.Maarten during the day. It has been an action packed start to the race... [more]
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Pirates kill four Americans aboard hijacked yacht
Sail-world.com,
The U.S. Central Command issued a statement today that four American sailors have been killed by Somali pirates aboard their hijacked yacht, the SV Quest in the Indian Ocean.... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 - And they are off
Trish Jenkins,
The RORC Caribbean 600 fleet met with strong winds, with gusts of 22 knots or more, for the start of what is probably the world's most exciting 600- mile offshore race.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2011 Race 9 – Nerone and Transfusion battling
www.Sail-World.com,
Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2011 – after eight races Massimo Mezzaroma and Antonio Sodo Migliori Nerone is a single point ahead of Guido Belgiorno-Nettis Transfusion. Here is the story of Race 9... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2011 Day 3 Video Report
www.Sail-World.com,
Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2011 Day 3 Video Report - A postcard day on the water - for the Farr 40 fleet off Sydney Heads... [more]
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