Weymouth,Australian team reports, Etchells, Auckland to Fiji- the latest news

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 07 Jun 2011
 


The 2011 Olympic Test event, the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta is on in Weymouth. Good reports from the Australian team on video.

Tomorrow we head north to Mooloolaba for the Etchells mid-winter regatta. While the San Deigo Worlds are running at the same time with 15 Oz teams competing, for many Australian teams the belief is that a heavy weather Mooloolaba regatta is a better preparation for the Sydney Worlds next February.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team



Fourteen Etchells Winters and Fourteen Winners
Rob Kothe,
The first Etchells Winter Championship was conducted in Mooloolaba in 1997 and in the fourteen regattas since there have been fourteen different winners. In 2010 New Zealander Alastair Gair, the runner up in the 2006 Worlds in Fremantle was the winner, while in 2009 Damien King, took the prize.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - Aussie Skud 18 crews on their game + Video
Craig Heydon,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta day one. The Australian Sailing Team's three Skud 18 Paralympic crews were on the top of their game on day one of racing with Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch ending the day first, one place ahead of Jamie Dunross and Rachael Cox with Ame Barnbrook and Lindsay Mason fourth.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold underway at Olympic venue
Nicky Moore,
Skandia Sail for Gold regatta 2011 is nearing Olympic sized proportions, that is according to triple gold medallist Ben Ainslie. The reason is that many national teams are using the event as a crucial component of their selection process.... [more]
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Mark Foy Trophy 2011 - Howie's Challenge
Frank Quealey,
Mark Foy Trophy 2011 has evaded U.S. champion Howie Hamlin, who has won every available International 18ft Skiff championship with the exception of this one. Now the American is determined to add that trophy to his already impressive international record.... [more]
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WMRT Portimão Portugal Match Cup 2011 – Win a trip of a lifetime
World Match Racing Tour,
Portimão Portugal Match Cup 2011 is the fourth stage of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour. Win a VIP trip for two to watch the racing in person. Head to Portugal's stunning Algarve coast to watch the world's leading sailors battle it out in Portimão Marina as they bid to win the prestigious 2011 Match Racing World Championship... [more]
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Camper doubles her lead overnight in the Auckland - Fiji Race
Richard Gladwell,
The Volvo Ocean race entry, Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ has doubled her lead overnight in the Auckland-Musket Cove, Fiji Race. After Camper managed to latch on to a breeze which dragged her through the night, out to the east, TeamVodafoneSailing, the ORMA60 skippered by Simon Hull languished in low speed winds and her speed was at times down to five kts or less.... [more]
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Presenting 'The Fabulous 40s'
Jill Campbell,
The Farr 40 Class Association is excited to share with us the announcement of the very first book detailing the history of the class and bringing together the owners, boats and crews who have shaped its development over the past 15 years.... [more]
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International One Metre Class World Championships 2011 + Video
ISAF,
International One Metre Class World Championships took place this past week at the West Kirby Sailing Club in Great Britain. The event was graced with an international fleet of 22 nations that gathered from as far afield as Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand, Canada and Israel to name a few.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation available now
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week yet? Great options still available. Rates now negotiable. Call us to discuss options ranging from 1 bedroom through to 5 bedroom luxury homes. All properties are fully self contained, bbq on balcony, water views and complimentary buggy. View options www.whitsundayholidays.com.au. Call us to discuss on 1300 653 997.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava wrap
PWA,
PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 has delivered some outstanding slalom conditions that resulted in Antoine Albeau claiming his first victory of the year.... [more]
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Camper gets a navigational work-out in Auckland Fiji Race
Richard Gladwell,
The Volvo Ocean race entry, Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ started the 2011 Auckland-Musket Cove, Fiji Race with the objective of getting in some serious, fast downwind sailing. Instead they have found themselves in a a trans-oceanic match race, with a big separation between them and their opponent, Simon Hull's ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing on San Francisco Bay
Oracle Racing PR,
Throughout the month of June ORACLE Racing will be training in two of the AC45 wingsail catamarans that will be used in the America's Cup World Series through 2012.... [more]
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Friday is 'D' day for six new SB3 owners
Rod Jones,
The SB3 class, arguably the most active and expanding One Design keelboat in the world today, witnesses its Australian fleet continually growing. Building towards the 2012 SB3 World Championships, the fifth Worlds and first to be held outside Europe, the Aussie SB3 fleet welcomes six new owners and their brand new boats.... [more]
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Manly Junior Sailing Video by Sally Colley
Sally Colley video,
Sailing a Manly Junior is an exhilarating experience bringing together the knowledge of three sails with teamwork.... [more]
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Operation Cold Water + hypothermia Video
NSW Maritime,
NSW Maritime has issued a reminder to boaters of the dangers of cold weather and cold water. Hypothermia is experienced when the body's core temperature drops, which leads to confusion, disorientation and loss of consciousness. Hypothermia can increase your risk of drowning if you are in the water.... [more]
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Etchells World Championship 2011 - All ready
Etchells Worlds,
The Etchells Worlds Championship 2011 will be sailed from June 6th to 11th in San Diego. San Diego Yacht Club has transformed Etchells sailing headquarters, and the competition is ready to explode on Monday with the first race of the series.... [more]
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Sara Winther reports ahead of the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta
Sara Winther,
NZL Sailing Team member, Sara Winther reports from the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta at Weymouth UK, which starts tomorrow. Sara is sailing in the Womens Singlehanded event (Laser Radial) and is looking for another top performance, in this event, which is also the sixth round of the ISAF World sailing Cup.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 show time
Nicky Moore,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 starts tomorrow Monday 6th June at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, the London 2012 Olympic sailing venue. There are 418 days to the start of the 2012 Olympic Games. Between now and then, there are two events that have been in marked in the diary in red ink for every ambitious sailor en route to the London Opening Ceremony.... [more]
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Auckland Fiji Race tests navigators and routers
Richard Gladwell,
The Auckland-Musket Cove, Fiji Race started at noon today, in light airs, which continued throughout the day. At midnight, 12 hours after the race start in the Rangitoto Channel, the Volvo 70 Camper was the race leader, holding a 15nm lead over Simon Hull's ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011 action videos from Australian Sailing Team
Craig Heydon,
Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011 action video highlights of the Australian Sailing Team's performance in Holland last week are available to be viewed online.... [more]
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Isle of Wight record attempt by l'Hydroptère
Bibiana Jurado,
The Trimaran l'Hydroptère is on her way to England and is preparing to challenge and beat the record around the Isle of Wight. The current record has been held since November 2001 by Steve Fosset's catamaran Playstation.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava day five tension
PWA,
PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 saw tensions mount in relatively calm weather on day five.... [more]
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America's Cup: Sweeping changes will ease financial pain for teams
Richard Gladwell,
Sweeping changes have been made to the America's Cup Protocol following a Competitors Forum earlier this week, held be teleconference, and followed by subsequent negotiations and voting. The fundamental change that has been made is for the America's Cup World Series to be split away from the America's Cup itself.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie talks Olympics and Sail for Gold
Ben Ainslie,
Sail for Gold Regatta will see triple gold and silver Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie compete this year. Ben shares with us his thoughts on the upcoming Sail for Gold Regatta in addition to his visions for the London 2012 Olympics.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour 2011 heads to Korea
World Match Racing Tour,
Korea Match Cup 2011 is stage three in the World Match Racing Tour and is being held from 8th to 12th June 2011. With two stages of the World Match Racing Tour down the competition is heating up as the teams head to Korea next week to fight for further valuable points in the race to become ISAF World Match Racing Champion.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series images by Craig Greenhill
Craig Greenhill images,
Audi Winter Series on Sydney Harbour images thanks to photographer Craig Greenhill - wwwsaltwaterimages.com.au... [more]
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