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 13 Apr 2011
 


Going out on Port Stephens again today. Bright blue skies 15-20 knots. Dont be surprised if this is a 200 boat regatta in a few years.

This is a must do regatta!!

Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team



Sail Port Stephens Commodore's Cup Day 3 - Discover the Bay
Sail Port Stephens Media,
Sail Port Stephens Commodore's Cup Day 3. Within Port Stephens breezes are expected to be moderate for today's Explore the Bays course, which take the fleet around Soldiers Point and into quieter water. The course lengths for the Cruising Spinnaker and Cruising Non Spinnaker are 14.3 and 13.1 nautical mile srespectively.... [more]
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Vendée Globe 2012 - Armel Le Cléac'h signs on for Banque Populaire
Vendée Globe,
The French bank Banque Populaire has just announced that it will be taking part in the Vendée Globe 2012 and that it has chosen Armel Le Cléac'h as skipper.... [more]
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Telefonica returns to the Volvo Ocean Race
Volvon Ocean Race Media,
elefónica is back for the third consecutive edition to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race. The company will do so with a boat called 'Telefónica' which is undergoing construction at a shipyard in Valencia, Spain. The Spanish Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 team will include a latest generation yacht and an expert and competitive crew, aspiring to win this prestigious challenge.... [more]
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Sunshine Coast father and son sailing rivals
Ian Grant,
Father and son Sunshine Coast sailors Greg and Josh Torpy have a lot in common when ocean racing is discussed at the meal table.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 heads to Qingdao
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Olympic spirit is very much alive for Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Sereis which starts tomorrow in Qingdao, China.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans skipper diagnosed with broken rib
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans skipper Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski is on doctor's orders to rest after being diagnosed with a broken rib. The Polish ocean racer will remain in port for the time being and will take the time to carry out repairs.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ Volvo 70 'splashed' in Auckland
Event Media,
Camper, the yacht Emirates Team New Zealand will campaign in the Volvo Race, was launched at the team's Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, base late this afternoon. Tomorrow, after the yacht's hydraulic systems, which operate the canting keel, are tested the mast will be stepped and the yacht prepared for its maiden sail later in the week.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens Commodore's Cup Three Islands Race – Best ever?
Sail Port Stephens Media,
Commodores Cup Day 2 – Straight out of the Brochure today Postcard autumn weather, gusty westerly 15-20 knots, blazing blue skies and a wonderful course. Quite long parts of the course were romping beam reaching legs favouring waterline length and the leaders quickly sorted by size.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens Commodore's Cup day 2 images
Sail Port Stephens media,
Sail Port Stephens 2011 day 2 and today was the Commodore's Cup Three Islands Race. With steady westerly winds and blazing blue skies, blowing at 15-20 knots, crews certainly enjoyed a day of postcard sailing. Images from today's racing.... [more]
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Extreme 530 Sports fisher the gate prize at Hutchwilco 2011
Mike Rose PR,
A new Extreme 530 Sports fisher that is so new it will be first launched just days before the show is to form the heart of the gate prize for the 2011 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland, 12-15 May.... [more]
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Hobart schools win Yachting Tasmania's two major perpetual shields
Peter Campbell,
Hobart schools have won Yachting Tasmania's two major perpetual shields at the OAMPS Tasmanian Schools Regatta and Tasmanian Youth Sailing Championships held on the Tamar River at Beauty Point last weekend.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens day 2 - Commodore's Cup Three Islands Race
Sail Port Stephens media,
Sail Port Stephens 2011 day 2 is the Commodore's Cup Three Islands Race. Postcard racing weather this morning, with gusty westerly winds at 15-20 knots and blazing blue skies.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - A new challenge for Brindabella
Ian Grant,
Brindabella will challenge previously uncharted waters when the multiple record breaking pocket-maxi contests her first 308n/ml QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone ocean race on Good Friday.... [more]
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Flying Fifteen Championships hosted by drought-stricken lake in VIC
Lyn Wallace,
The ‘Art of Stainless' Victorian Flying Fifteen State Championships were recently held on Lake Cairn Curran after a dearth of events due to drought conditions in country Victoria. With the recent waters flowing after many lean years, it is great to see the passion and enthusiasm rise again for sailors at Victorian country sailing clubs.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Entry deadline approaching
ISAF,
Member National Authorities are reminded to submit their entry form (Form B) for the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2011 taking place in Zadar, Croatia from 7-16 July 2011.... [more]
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470 Class Launches Development Programmes for 2011
Luissa Smith,
Supporting the current and future generations of 470 sailors is key to the development strategy of the International 470 Class Association. For 2011, the 470 Class Development Programmes build on the successes of past years and particularly 2010, when the Class supported over 300 sailors from more than 40 nations in their sailing careers.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45 high speed wipeout video's and images
Oracle Racing and Sail-World,
Last week, Oracle Racing were out training on the Hauraki Gulf in strong-to-high winds between 25 and 35 knots with a sea running. They were sailing off the wind under North Head when a strong puff hit. The leeward bow dug in the water and the trampoline was nearly engulfed before control was regained, before the distribution of buoyancy in the hull allowed the bow to pop out and avert calamity.... [more]
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Oracle Racing News: Edition 5 - Team Korea enters; High speed wipeouts
Oracle Racing Media,
Edition 5 of the Oracle Racing newsletter with an introduction to Team Korea, and two videos of AC45 wipe-outs while training in the Hauraki Gulf., plus more...... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Motivating factors for Caffari and Corbella
Barcelona World Race,
For Dee Caffari (GBR) and Anna Corbella (ESP) the remaining 220 miles to Barcelona are all that stand in their way before both chalk up another record in their respective careers and the second edition of the Barcelona World Race.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Overall Standings after three regattas
ISAF,
After three regattas in the ISAF Sailing World Cup series the world's best sailors are leading the way in the Overall Standings.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans racer Hatfield ends Van Liew's winning streak
Velux 5 Oceans,
Canadian ocean racer Derek Hatfield has moved one step closer to shooting up the Velux 5 Oceans leader board after winning the ocean sprint four timed run.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2011 day 1 images
Sail Port Stephens media,
Port Stephens is a sailing paradise and this week at Sail Port Stephens 2011 the Commodore's Cup, the NSW IRC Championship and the SB3 Australian Championship will be contested. We present Sail Port Stephens 2011 day 1 images.... [more]
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City of Perth Regatta fast and furious
Perth 2011,
The City of Perth Regatta held as part of the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Emerging Nations Programme brought together local West Australian sailors with international competitors to share the honours... [more]
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Doyle Sails congratulate winners of Farr 1020 Nationals
Doyle Sails Media,
Doyle Sails would like to congratulate the winners of this weekend's NZ Farr 1020 Nationals: Phil Yuill's 'Max Headroom' for line victory in the series and Michael Lanigan's 'Share Delight' for overall handicap victory. Congratulations also to 'Shockran' helmed by Joe Brownlee which finishing a close second in both categories after the five race series.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2011 Commodore's Cup – Day One
Sail Port Stephens Media,
Sail Port Stephens has smashed fleet records again this year and today on the water it was not hard to see why. Nine times larger than Sydney Harbour and with no commercial shipping and a resident bottle nose dolphin population of around 100, Port Stephens is a sailing paradise.... [more]
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Queensland Multihull Championship shaky start by defending champion
Ian Grant,
Queensland Multihull championship, hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, was held on 9 -10 April 2011.... [more]
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RSYS Varuna Trophy won by Division 4 yacht Kerstin II
Peter Campbell,
The Varuna Trophy, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's iconic end-of-season race, was won by Division 4 champion Kerstin II... [more]
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Barnes Bay Regatta's big fleet
Peter Campbell,
Hobart's yachting season for 2010-2011 wound up, and most of its participants wound down, last Saturday in the annual Barnes Bay Regatta at Bruny Island.... [more]
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Geoff Smale: Sailor, Sailing Scientist and Sailing Engineer
Richard Gladwell,
Geoff Smale, who died in a light aircraft accident on Saturday was one of New Zealand's most intelligent sailors combining that rare mix of engineering ability, original thinking and great sailing ability. He did not start sailing until relatively late in life at the age of 21 years, and first rose to fame with a win in the prestigious Prince of Wales Trophy in 1958 sailed off Cowes Isle of Wig... [more]
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Coral Coast Rally starts June 1st 2011
Lynette Chalmers,
The Coral Coast Rally is sailing from Airlie Beach in the picturesque Whitsundays to beautiful Port Douglas in North Queensland. Port Douglas Yacht Club is working in conjunction with the Abel Point Yacht Club to make the event a very special experience for all rally participants.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper VOR70 makes journey to the sea + Video
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand's new round-the-world race yacht CAMPER has arrived in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. She left the builder's yard in Auckland at 4.30am Sunday; just a year after project was announced.... [more]
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Olympic yachtsman found dead in plane + Video
Richard Gladwell,
One of New Zealand's top sailors - 1968 Olympic representative and 1958 Price of Wales Trophy winner, Geoff Smale, has been found dead in the cockpit of his crashed microlight. He was en route from Auckland to Ashburton. It is reported that an Airforce Iroquois helicopter found the wreckage, on Mount Duppa in the Bryant Range, about 20km north east of Nelson, around 2pm today, the Rescue Coordinat... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone challenge for Brindabella
Ian Grant,
Brindabella owner Jim Cooney and skipper Ian Thomson will set sail in the 2011 Qantas-Link Brisbane to Gladstone race on Good Friday April 22.... [more]
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Hood Sails Australia chosen for Round Australia durability
Brendan Maxwell,
Just a few days before the Sydney to Hobart race and there's drama everywhere. Last minute emergencies at every level. And suddenly you need a new sail ... Hood Sails Australia to the rescue. Now its a sail for Round Australia.... [more]
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