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 07 Mar 2011
 


Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta, the JJ Giltinan, its all happening. Today we feature a sailing holiday with a difference. Wildwind in the Greek Islands. Australian Laser Radial Champion Laura Baldwin recommends it very highly, but she is bit biased, she was an instructor there some moons ago. The general agreement is that its a well named location.

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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan Championship race 2 fightback
Frank Quealey,
Gotta Love It 7's Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage had set a challenge to all challengers after a brilliant win yesterday but were unable to match the light wind speed of the winners. Thurlow Fisher Lawyers scored an impressive win after taking the lead from the first windward leg of the course.... [more]
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America's Cup: The Freo Files - 'Bye 'Bye Birdie - Eagle exits
Sail-World Archive,
The Newport Harbour Yacht Club's Challenger Eagle fluttered rather than soared at the 1987 Louis Vuitton Cup. Designed by Johan Valentijn and skippered by Rod Davis, the Challenger from California exited the 1987 America's cup before the Semi-Finals. TVNZ's Jane Dent goes behind the scenes to talk with her design and skipper and other crew.... [more]
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Wildwind Holidays - Living the Dream
Sail-World,
It's 1986 and Simon Morgan, son of former Olympic medallist Tony Morgan who partnered Keith Musto to silver in the Flying Dutchman Class at the Tokyo 1964 Games, is 29 years old and fed up with his life in London.... [more]
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Audi IRC Australian Championship lead retained
Nicole Browne,
The Audi IRC Australian Championship Class A lead has been retained by Marcus Blackmore's Hooligan with Stephen Ainsworth's Loki sitting in second place. Michael Hiatt's Living Doll is now third overall.... [more]
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Surefoot still surefooted
Ian Grant,
Surefoot which has the distinction of representing New Guinea under the Royal Papua Yacht Club burgee in the 1983 Admirals Cup in England continues to add impressive results to her distinguished log book.... [more]
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Optimists States Final - World champion's sons win Tasmanian title
Peter Campbell,
Two sons of former Fireball class world sailing champion Stewart Hamilton today followed in their father's illustrious wake by each winning a Tasmanian State championship on Hobart's River Derwent... [more]
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True Blue Racing second at Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta
True Blue Racing Media,
Tue Blue Racing's Yngling team of helmsman Jordan Reece, father Alan Reece and twin brother Michael Reece were using the ASHR to test out their new set of sails and as a final preparations before the team heads to Lake Garda, Italy for the Europeans in May.The Yngling division saw racing take place between Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bradley's Head.... [more]
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Wildwind Holiday - Wild Wind Action
Sail-World.com,
WildWind is well named as these photos show. Mornings do provide light wind learning opportunities but afternoons are for serious sailors. Check it out at www.wildwind.co.uk... [more]
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Club Marine Series images by Alexandra McKinnon
Alexandra McKinnon images,
This gallery of images from The Club Marine Series race on March 6th is presented by photographer Alexandra McKinnon.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta 2011 final day wrap
Nicole Browne,
Sydney turned on light, gusty conditions for the final day of the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta. Winners from each of today's 23 divisions will nominate two team members to compete in tomorrow's race for the Audi A1.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta day two images by Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini images,
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta day two had less wind than yesterday but more sunshine. Enjoy these images from ace photographer Andrea Francolini.... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship heat 1 images
Michael Chittenden,
Photos taken by Michael Chittenden from Bradleys Head during heat 1 of the 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Vietnam PWA Grand Slam climactic final day
PWA,
Vietnam PWA Grand Slam final day and the trusty Mui Ne thermal breeze was back in full effect for the slalom competition in winds gusting up to 25 knots. The women's third elimination saw Offringa continue her run of form right through to the winners final.... [more]
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Club Marine Series 2011 day 6 images by Teri Dodds
Teri Dodds images,
Club Marine Series 2011 day 6 images by Geelong photographer Teri Dodds... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta day 1 interesting conditions
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta,
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta day 1 and for the the 321 boats onwater today, lumpy seas and gusty breezes made for some interesting sailing across the many divisions.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta images by Howard Wright
Howard Wright images,
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography, was out on Sydney Harbour today covering the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta.... [more]
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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs Championship George Calligeros Trophy
Frank Quealey,
Defending champion Seve Jarvin and his Gotta Love It 7 team of Sam Newton and Scott Babbage gave an awesome performance to win Race 1 of the Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta day 1 IRC results
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta,
Day one of racing in the IRC Division at the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta has finished.... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship Invitation Race images
Michael Chittenden,
For those of us on the north shore not able to get across the bridge, Bradleys Head offers fantastic views of this years 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta images by Andrea Francolini
www.Sail-World.com,
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta 2011 day one good breeze for this huge Sydney regatta. Andrea Francolini was in his element as usual. You will find more images as afrancolini.com... [more]
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Smith Family kids sail in Sydney Harbour Regatta
Nicole Brown/Sail-World Cruising,
There's nothing like a day sailing to blow away the cobwebs and give you a new perspective on life, and that was the idea behind the Smith Family's Learning for Life program last week when they took a bunch of young people sailing on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Forceracing: Coaching and Racing in March + Video
Andrew Brown,
Forceracing's Andrew Brown reports their activities on the coaching and racing scene: It has been a while since the last update; this summer is going great guns with yachting going ballistic in New Zealand! January and February have been busy times with the 470s.... [more]
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Tough contest ahead at the 46th OK Dinghy Interdominion Championship
Richard Furneaux,
Since 1966 the Australian and New Zealander OK Dinghy sailors have met each year to determine who are the „top dogs? in the southern hemisphere. This year the Interdominions has been revitalised by holding it separately from World and National Championships. As a result, this is shaping up to be the most closely fought Interdominions in many years.... [more]
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Geographe Bay Race Week wrapped up by Limit
Bernie Kaaks,
Alan Brierty's RP62 Limit hung a huge question mark over the current state of ocean racing in WA by winning all but two of the week's races in the IRC Division 1 fleet (the two she 'lost' were seconds!).... [more]
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Tasmanian State Championship nurturing junior sailing in Tasmania
Peter Campbell,
The Sandy Bay Sailing Club on Hobart's sweeping Nutgrove Beach this weekend is hosting the 2011 Tasmanian State championship for the junior training dinghy, the Optimist. The Optimist is a small, single-handed dinghy intended for use by junior sailors up to the age of 15. Children as young as eight comfortably learn to sail in these versatile ‘pram' dinghies.... [more]
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Christchurch Earthquake: A sailor's view of the damage and aftermath
Sail-World correspondent,
One of the New Zealand sailing fraternity is working on at Christchurch and reports on the scene: 'I haven't made any contact with any of the Clubs around the region, but the re is severe damage all around the waterfronts. Christchurch and Mt Pleasant club site look bad, no word from the Harbour and I haven't been over to Lyttelton and south yet, where reports are of serious damage. Not enough... [more]
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Superyachts raise $55,000 for Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
Ellie Brade,
On the 22nd of February at 12.51pm, a shallow earthquake of 6.3 magnitude, rocked Christchurch, New Zealand, leaving the city devastated. With the need to help the many affected by the disaster apparent, the superyacht community in New Zealand rallied. On Thursday night in Auckland a fundraiser, organized by YachtAid Global and Superyacht Support Ltd saw around $55,000 raised for the cause.... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship Invitation Race
Frank Quealey,
Slam took the lead soon after the start in a NE 10-knot breeze over the Australian 18 Footers League's four-laps windward-return course. Defending champion Seve Jarvin and championship favourite Gotta Love It 7 team of Sam Newton and Scott Babbage did not compete in the race.... [more]
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Gill Commodore's Cup day 1 lead to Brit-Aussie Cookson 50 Jazz
Heather Tackling,
Though the weather was gray and drizzly all morning, as the fleet assembled for the high-noon start of the event, patches of blue appeared above. Soon after, in a 12-14 knot southeasterly breeze, racing commenced in a lumpy, leftover sea.... [more]
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Breeze predicted for Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta,
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta will take place this weekend, March 5-6. Principal race officer Denis Thompson has looked at the wind prediction for the weekend, which could see up to 20 knots of SE breeze, making for an extra busy Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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America's Cup: A day in the life of KZ-7
Sail-World Archives,
TVNZ's America's Cup anchor, PJ Montgomery follows the New Zealand America's Cup Challenger KZ-7 as she goes through her daily race routine, today against one of the French challengers. Here he talks to mastman, Jeremy Scantlebury on the nuances of wooling spinnakers, chats with weatherman Bob McDavitt, gets the run-down from tender driver Peter Vandersloot, and then chats with sail-boss Joy Al... [more]
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America's Cup: The Freo Files - Heart of America goes home
Sail-World Archives,
Heart of America were one of the character challengers in the 1987 America's Cup, they were headed up by the incredibly successful, hugely respected and universally admired, Buddy Melges all the way from Zenda, Wisconsin. Although they didn't make the Challenger Semi-Finals, Buddy and his team gave it a very serious try, and like most America's Cup Challengers just ran out of time. Here PJ Mo... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta Maritime Safety alert
Penny Robbins,
Sydney will be a 'city of sails' this weekend with 300 sailboats contesting the annual Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta. 'Every skipper, of every vessel – both racing and non-racing - must observe the rules and regulations for safe navigation' said NSW Maritime Chief Executive Steve Dunn.... [more]
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Perth 2011 on track to set new records
Richard Palfreyman,
Perth 2011 - The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has so far received 661 entries from 72 nations for the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth this year.... [more]
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McConaghy Ker 40 - the next 40-foot performance benchmark?
John Curnow,
Without doubt, 40 feet, is the new everything, as builders aim to serve this burgeoning market with better, faster and more exciting products. The new, high-performance Ker 40 IRC Racing Yacht, manufactured by McConaghy Boats, is definitely one that people have been watching closely... [more]
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