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 20 Jun 2011
 


You love to hate it but another Record...

Last week we had a Sail-World traffic peak only beaten by the Race 1 and 2 of America's Cup in Valencia in last year. Why??

We get more 'I am over it, I am sick of it' emails about The America's Cup than any other sailing event, BUT it seems that sailors world-wide really just can't get enough America's Cup news.


San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - ORACLE Racing - Russell Coutts capsize  Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com


Our detailed coveraged of a high profile AC45's capsize, Team Yachting Australia out but maybe in... to get those mice clicking. The godfather of America's Cup yachting journalism, Bob Fisher has given the San Francisco venue and the boats a big tick as you will read exclusively on Sail-World today.

Kiel Week is looking good for Australia; it's great to see increasing depth, with Australian Sailing Squad members filling in for Slingsby, Outteridge and Jensen.

This coming weekend Team Whistler takes another tilt at the British Three Peaks Race. We will be following their adventure with interest.

Just had it pointed out to us today that the 2011 Brisbane to Keppel Race could have a bigger monohull fleet
than this year's Brisbane to Gladstone Race that snapped us to attention.

The Gladstone Race is a Queensland icon but in recent years the rise and rise of Keppel, Airlie Beach Race Week and Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week, along with Hamilton Island Race Week means that the Northern Winter series has grown into a major annual sailing migration.

Having a Whale of a Time  Sail-World.com /AUS ©


The Northern waters exert an amazing attraction. It is interesting to consider that the biggest fields of Sportboats in Australia in recent years have been at Meridien Marinas Airlie beach Race Week. If you are towing a trailer, that is a ‘short' 2450km north of Melbourne, a' fast' 1850km north of Sydney and ‘a blink and you will miss it ‘ 1150km north of Brisbane.

If you've not sailed in the North series, text around, call a meeting of the crew and ask WHY NOT???

BTW- if you a regular attendee at boat shows or go infrequently it does not matter, you boat show feedback is very valuable and right now there are 14,000 reasons why you should complete our survey. Do it!!

Have a great week!!


Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team



Fisher's View: San Francisco is perfect for the America's Cup
Bob Fisher,
Any underlying fears that the America's Cup was off course should have been fully allayed after last week's tests over the proposed course area for the 34th Cup match in 2013. The two Oracle Racing AC-45s, skippered by Russell Coutts and Jimmy Spithill, showed the world that the venue is perfect and that Catamarans will provide all the excitement due from the Cup in the 21st Century.... [more]
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Excitement Machines head for Airlie Beach
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week,
The 22nd annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week is less than two months away and one of the most exciting fleets ever will be assembling for the August 12th-18th 2011 regatta.... [more]
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Australia's Whistler set for UK Three Peaks Race
Peter Campbell,
The Three Peaks Race 2011 will now be taken on by Tasmania's Team Whistler who have now arrived in Britain for their second bid to win the grueling race.... [more]
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North Sails take 1, 2, 3 in two major Etchells regattas
Sail-World.com,
North Sails takes 1, 2, 3 in two major Etchells regattas on both sides of the Pacific.... [more]
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Marine Industry – Job Opportunities - North Sails Australia Recruiting
North Sails Australia,
Buoyed by continuing growth North Sails Australia are looking to recruit staff... [more]
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Kieler Woche 2011 day two - Still good for Aussie's
Craig Heydon,
Kieler Woche 2011 has now witnessed the Australians rise to the top of 470 and 49er classes after the first two days at Sailing World Cup in Germany.... [more]
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Kieler Woche 2011 day two for the Finns
Robert Deaves,
Kieler Woche 2011's second day have witnessed three more races for the Finn class with Jonathan Lobert (FRA) maintaining his overall lead from Zach Railey (USA) and Ed Wright (GBR) moving up one spot into third place.... [more]
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PSA Winter Clothing Clearance sale now on
Performance Sailcraft,
PSA are having an online Winter Clothing Clearance. Huge Savings on all Neil Pryde and Laser/PSA clothing. Grab a bargain with prices up to 60% off, everything has been reduced. Products on offer include PFD's, spray tops, jackets, tees, polo's, hats, rash shirts, thermo tops and shorts, tech tees, wetsuits, hikers, boots + more. Mens, Womens and kids ranges reduced to clear.... [more]
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Whitsunday Sailing Club sprint race series wide open
Ian Grant,
Whitsunday Sailing Club sprint race series on Pioneer Bay has resulted in no clear cut favourite to win the local boat of the series trophy in the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week in August.... [more]
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South Australian Laser Frostbite Regatta 2011 at Goolwa
Andrew Darcey,
A healthy fleet of 30 South Australian Lasers came to Goolwa for the annual 'Frostbite' Regatta. While cool conditions were the order of the weekend, sensational breezes, great short course racing and a welcome absence of rain meant all entrants had an enjoyable weekend. Renewed South Australian interest in the popular single-handed class has lead to an influx of new boats and people to the event.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race qualifier halfway mark for Groupama 4
Yann Riou,
The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 entrant Groupama 4 headed out to sea on the morning of Wednesday 15 June and are now in race mode. Yann Riou, the media man, has come to grips with the conditions and his computer to send some news and images from aboard the boat.... [more]
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Boat Shows need feedback - win a $14,000 holiday and boating package
MarineBusiness-World.com,
Most boaters and fishers have been to many boat shows, finding it a rewarding, informative and fun experience. The Marine industry needs that to be the case. Boat Show organisers spend the entire year working to deliver a better experience for showgoers and exhibitors alike. To make sure they are putting their emphasis on the things that will have you coming back they need to understand the... [more]
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Portimão Portugal Match Cup 2011 WMRT halfway stage
World Match Racing Tour,
ISAF World Match Racing Tour returns to European waters next week for the Portimão Portugal Match Cup where eight of the current top ten teams in the World Championship race will be in contention.... [more]
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Kieler-Woche 2011 day one excellent start for Australia
Craig Heydon,
Kieler-Woche 2011 has witnessed Australian sailors make an excellent start to the final round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Kiel, Germany. With the Aussie crews ending day one in the top three in five different classes.... [more]
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The non Mini Fastnet Race
Scott Cavanough,
Scott Cavanough continues to qualify for the Mini Transat. This time it's the Mini Fastnet with Jessica Watson as co-skipper.... [more]
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Fireball International Week 2011 win to Australian duo
Fireball Worlds,
Fireball International Week 2011 has had an early halt called because Mother Nature was not able to provide adequate wind power to let the fleet go afloat. Ultimately, there was a tide of about four knots going one way and wind of two knots going the other.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Championships Perth 2011 on BBC World
Perth 2011,
Perth 2011 has seen Peschardt's People make a recent excursion to Western Australia to feature Perth Event Director John Longley and discuss the Championships which will be taking place this December, as well as the development of WA and its capital city.... [more]
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Sailor dies in Royal Ocean Racing Club race to Cherbourg
Richard Gladwell,
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has announced the death of a competitor in the Cowes-Cherbourg race, which started late Friday afternoon in strong winds.... [more]
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Mini Fastnet - North or south for Scott Cavanough and Jessica Watson?
Scott Cavanough,
The Mini Fastnet race. Scott Cavanough continues on his quest to qualify for the Mini Transat in September this time he is joined by Jessica Watson as his Co-skipper for another race around Fastnet Rock.... [more]
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Images from Marseille: Audio MedCup - Day 3
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman presents this gallery of images from Day 3 of the Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy... [more]
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J's at Newport by Daniel Forster
Daniel Forster,
Top international photographer, Daniel Forster, was on hand at the J-class regatta at Newport Ri and shared these images from Day 1 and 2.... [more]
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America's Cup: New videos take Cup to the people
Oracle Racing & America's Cup Media,
Oracle Racing and America's Cup Media have posted three new videos focusing on the Media Events held last week in San Francisco, and clearly aimed outside the wider sailing audience... [more]
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NSW Police search for missing Shoalhaven Heads sailor
Sail-World.com,
The NSW Police Force resumed the search to find a lone yachtsman and his vessel after failure to arrive in Wollongong as was planned, but he was found safe and well back where he started.... [more]
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Fireball International Week 2011
Francois Schluchter,
Fireball International Week 2011 saw the race team take the fleet outside the famous Sligo lighthouse and into the Atlantic and as a result, the lumpy seas made the upwind legs quite tricky.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race challenge for Watson
Jennifer Crooks,
Jessica Watson is now eligible to compete in the Hobart race later this year, but before she gets to the start line, she and her crew must come together in a competitive environment.... [more]
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Audi Melges 32 Sailing series day one
Justin Chisholm,
The Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series has witnessed three closely fought races sailed under clear blue skies on the first day. After an initial General Recall, Race one got underway at the second time of asking under a Z-Flag penalty. Race two got away cleanly first time in a slightly increased eight to nine knots of breeze.... [more]
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Lest we Forget - the glorious International Offshore Rule
Richard Gladwell,
Remember our interview with leading designer, Greg Elliott a few weeks ago? And the way he spat/spelled out the the racing rules - IOR --- IMS --- IRC. They meant little to someone who designs for performance. But for others, bending the rule to get the biggest boat for the smallest possible rating occupied many hours, and generated tens or probably hundreds of thousands of dollars in design fe... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011 final round in Germany
Craig Heydon,
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011 - Australian sailors have made their way to Kiel, Germany, for the final round of racing. Australia will be represented in nine Olympic classes, along with the 2.4mR Paralympic class, with crews keen to finish the ISAF Sailing World Cup on a high.... [more]
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Paperwork hiccup overcome for Australian America's Cup Challenge
Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World.com,
A dramatic turn of events in the last few days when the list of challengers announced at a press conference in the host city of San Francisco included two teams from France plus representatives from China, Italy, New Zealand, South Korea, Sweden and the United States but no Australian Team.... [more]
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