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 16 Mar 2011
 


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Sail-World.com 1987 America's Cup video gallery
Sail-World.com,
Sail-World.com 1987 America's Cup video gallery. The Fremantle America's Cup event in 1987 has gone down in history as one of the very best ever. Sail-World has exclusive access to the video files of that wonderful event and been releasing coverage as we delve. Grab a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a beer and spend a little time with the collection so far.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart winner Secret Mens Business 3.5 officially on the market
Secret Men's Business 3.5 team and Sail-World.com,
Secret Mens Business 3.5, the overall winner of the 2010 Rolex Sydney to Hobart is now officially on the market. Our question to Geoff was 'Where to from here?' Boettcher responded ‘Winning the Hobart Race was fantastic and we were just blown out of the water. I am not saying we did not deserve it; we worked very hard.'... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone Race 2011 - Strong NSW Challenge
Ian Grant,
Brisbane to Gladstone Race 2011. Highly experienced Sydney ocean racing skippers Ray Roberts (Evolution Racing) and Marcus Blackmore (Hooligan) will provide Mooloolaba's dual Audi Australian champion Rod Jones (Alegria) with a supreme test in the 308n/ml Brisbane to Gladstone Race over the Easter weekend.... [more]
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Sail Ports Stephens 2011 - Hanna's Hooligan headache
Lisa Ratcliff,
Rob Hanna's defence of his Yachting NSW IRC Championship title with Shogun just got a whole lot tougher with Marcus Blackmore's all-conquering TP52 Hooligan ready to create a headache for the Victorians at this year's Sail Port Stephens regatta.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race build update from Puma Ocean Racing
Ken Read,
Volvo Ocean Race - Astounding activity surrounds Puma Ocean Racing in the little state of Rhode Island, USA. We feel very fortunate to be building our boat near Newport.... [more]
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GBR Gold Medalists lead fight back for Star in 2016 Olympic Events
Stuart Alexander,
Iain Percy and Andrew ‘Bart' Simpson are back in battle mode, not just against Olympic rivals but their sport's world governing body, the International Sailing Federation. On the south coast, after being two of the four athletes to unveil the Olympic countdown clock in London, they were contemplating 500 days of bump and grind and sending a message to ISAF headquarters just a few miles away. Ri... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - How media crew members changed the event
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race Media crew members were introduced in the 2008-9 race and have since changed the face of the event.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 off to Namibia
Vestas Sailrocket,
Vestas Sailrocket 2, the second-generation speed sailing boat was launched from East Cowes on the Isle of Wight on Tuesday March 8th. The new boat is on her way to Namibia where attempts will be madfe on the ‘Outright World Speed Sailing Record'.... [more]
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Victorian Moth State Titles 2011
Leigh Dunstan,
An eventful regatta finishes with a suprise upset... [more]
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Race Committee – Walk a Day in their shoes
Mandy McEvoy,
We sailors of all shapes, sizes & classes turn up, rig up and tune up - whether it be in Twilights, Club Racing or Regatta's but there is a whole host of dedicated, passionate and supportive people behind the scenes that really do 'make it happen'.... [more]
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Victorian A Class Championships 2011 held in very trying conditions
Bob Griffits/Julian Jenkins/Ian Johnson,
With the onset of Autumn in the southern hemisphere, the sailing season is moving onwards towards a close in mid to late April. However for the A class Catamarans, there is still a hectic regatta circuit underway, with the Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland State Titles organised in quick succession... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45's start massing in the Viaduct Harbour
Oracle Racing Media and Sail-World,
Oracle Racing sailors took to the water today in their team-branded AC45. With skipper James Spithill on the helm and joined by teammembers Ross Halcrow (trimmer), John Kostecki (tactician), Murray Jones (traveler), Piet van Nieuwenhuyzen (bow) and others, the crew went zipping around the Hauraki Gulf for approximately 90 minutes in an orientation sail.... [more]
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Second ISAF submission announced for Kiteboarding Olympic Event
Richard Gladwell,
Yachting New Zealand has announced a second submission made to the International Sailing Federation regarding the 2016 Olympic Events. Following the May2010 Olympic Commission report there has been little initiative shown by the ISAF in the discussion, although both the incumbent discipline, Windsurfing, and Kiteboarding have each been frequent in their statements as to which event should prevail.... [more]
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Southern Spars update regarding superyacht Salperton IV dismasting
David Glen, Southern Spars,
Southern Spars has been commissioned to design and build a new mast and EC6 rigging package for Salperton IV to replace the previously damaged mast and failed PBO standing rigging. The cause of Salperton's dismasting is yet to be determined but an investigation to be led by the yacht's insurers with both the manufacturer, and its carrier, actively participating in the aforementioned investigat... [more]
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Boat Books closes Brisbane branch - instore 20% discounts
MarineBusiness-World.com,
The largest specialist supplier of Marine books, charts and navigation equipment in Australia, Boat Books Australia, has announced it will be closing its Brisbane branch, from March 25th 2011. There are 20% instore discounts until close of business.... [more]
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Access Class 2012 Worlds in Sydney
Access Class Worlds,
Access Class 2012 Combined World and International Championships will be hosted by Australia's Middle Harbour Yacht Club from April 7-13 next year and the event is expected to attract over 120 disabled sailors from 12 countries.... [more]
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Cliffhanger finish to Paper Tiger North Island Grand Prix Series
Rowdy Leatham,
Glenn Syman (Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club) has won the Paper Tiger North Island Grand Prix Series in a cliffhanger finish at the Mighty River Power Regatta hosted by Lake Taupo Yacht Club over the weekend.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone - Black Jack looking for line honours again
Ian Grant,
Peter Harburg's 20.3m Brisbane to Gladstone Race line honours champion Black Jack remains poised to claim a history making performance in the premier blue water classic starting on Good Friday April 22. There is no mistake the speed sailing Black Jack has the potential and could possibly become the new race record holder should favourable fresh winds prevail.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race duo refuse to concede victory
Barcelona World Race,
There are mixed feelings for the pair, who will need every mile of the course if they are to overtake Virbac-Paprec 3, but equally will be missing their loved ones sharply after 73 days at sea.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan International 2011 final race video
Simon Brown,
It was Gotta Luv It 7's emphatic JJ Giltinan victory in the end. A penalty turn to execute in tight company let Thurlow Fisher Lawyers get away...... [more]
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Etchells Victorian Championships 2011 -Close contest and great result
John Curnow,
In order to complete a full series at the 2011 Etchells Victorian State Championships, three races were needed today. Royal Brighton Yacht Club's Principal Race Officer, Simon Dryden said, ‘What a perfect day's sailing we enjoyed on Port Phillip.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing are the first team AC45 to sail
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Oracle Racing team became the first America's Cup squad to sail its own AC45 when it went for a short shakedown sail in Auckland on Monday afternoon. For the first time out, the team was on the water for about 90 minutes, checking systems and ensuring everything on the newly branded AC45 was 'shipshape'. More serious testing and training will take place later this week.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing - assembly of the team's first AC45
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Oracle Racing's new AC45 has come together over the past few days in a shed in Viaduct Basin in Auckland. Quick assembly of the AC45 was a priority in the design process, it's quite a simple process. Bolt the crossbeams in place, add the center spine, plant the wing, string the tramp and off you go. OK, that's a bit simplistic, but it doesn't take an army to assemble the craft.... [more]
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Neil Pryde withdraws support for Olympic kitesurfing
Bruce Spedding,
'... it is my view that Kitesurfing has not yet developed the rules of competition and disciplines that must be demonstrated to qualify Kitesurfing as an Olympic Event.' With a foot in both camps, and a big investment in Olympic windsurfing, Neil must have been caught a bit off balance by the move to choose either windsurfing or kitesurfing rather than both.... [more]
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Australia's Wangi WonderKid's inspirational example
Peter McIntosh,
World 49er and Moth World Champion Nathan Outteridge's battle back from the brink of permanent disability to experience the pinnacle of sailing achievement with world titles is a gutsy and remarkable journey on many levels.... [more]
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Nathan returns to wonderful Wangi to inspire Sabot kids
Peter McIntosh,
A little over 20 years ago a young fellow by the name of Nathan hopped into a Sabot for the first time at Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club on the western shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie. Last weekend the now Australian Olympian sailor returned to his first club to inspire a new generation of NSW Central Coast sailors.... [more]
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Still Crazy takes Go to Blazers Trophy
Ian Grant,
The two day seven race Go to Blazers series attracted Queensland's best. As expected the more experienced Blazer 23 class crews dominated the series however results.... [more]
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Melges 32 Australian Championship 2011 title to Girdis
Tracey Walters,
The race committee sent the fleet to sea off Palm Beach where there were rolling sets and a North Easterly breeze that built steadily throughout the day to 16 knots. Clear air, no traffic, sun shining, conditions were ideally suited to Melges 32 racing.... [more]
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Australian Melges 24 Championship Bandit blows them away
Tracey Walters,
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht club hosted the fourth Melges 24 Australian Championships over the past four days (10-13 March). Sponsored by Gill Australia and daily prizes from North Sails the event attracted a quality field of some of Australia's top sailors to battle it out for the honor of becoming 2011 Melges 24 Australian Champion.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2011 accommodation options
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation yet? Great options still available. Contact us for the best option to suit you. www.whitsundayholidays.com.au or 1300 653 997 - 7 days per week. Many options to choose from. Ranging from 2 bedroom apartments accommodating up to 7 from $500 per night. Or if you prefer luxury with a private pool - we have several houses to cho... [more]
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Sailing news from the Whitsundays
Ian Grant,
Internationally acclaimed naval architect Bruce Farr has perhaps forgotten the time when he traced the lines of the popular club cruiser racer classes. The New Zealand born designer first made his mark with his superfast 18ft skiffs before progressing to ocean racing classes, including The Whitbread globe race, the Volvo Race and the Americas Cup.... [more]
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Cadet Victorian Championship competitors battle changing conditions
Teri Dodds,
Racing commenced with most crews choosing the boat end to start. Coming off two bullets yesterday the Sasson brothers, Anton and Julian (Samaran) came into the top mark.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Mirabaud attempting Jury Rig
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - Fortune favors the Barcelona World Race leaders and those who have more recently entered the Atlantic, but the trio of IMOCA Open 60 skippers who are encountering a boisterous active low pressure off the River Plate, on the Uruguay-Argentine border, will be pleased to race on into Monday morning in what should be diminishing winds in an improving wind angle.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan World Championship more images - Final Day
Christophe Favreau images,
The JJ Giltinan International is the World Championship for 18ft Skiffs. Photographer Christophe Favreau presents a second gallery of action images from the Final Day of the event on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan Championship Race 7 - Countback title win
Frank Quealey,
For Gotta Love It 7, today's race was 'do or die' .. their Championship hanging in the balance after a controversial morning. They needed to win the race and hope that Thurlow Fisher Lawyers would not finish within the top three.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan World Championship images - Final Day
Christophe Favreau images,
The JJ Giltinan International is the World Championship for 18ft Skiffs. Photographer Christophe Favreau presents this gallery of action images from the Final Day of the event on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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