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 27 Jun 2011
 


On deck on your own, in lake chop in a dinghy, its crazy not to be wearing a life jacket.

We have two sad stories on just this subject, please read them both and think hard about this subject please.

The Boat Show survey has been getting lots of entries, you can win a $14,000 package of a hatman holiday a Zodiac RIB with a 5hp 4 stroke Honda outboard and lots more. Enter now!!

The Tasmanian Whistler team is having a second titlt at the British Three Peaks Race, stay up with the action right here.

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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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Sailor on sole watch missing off Sydney's northern beaches
Des Ryan,
The search by rescue authorities will continue this morning for a yachtie missing off Sydney's northern beaches since yesterday (Sunday). The sailor, who was not wearing a life jacket, was on sole watch while the woman aboard was asleep. When she woke up she found the man missing and raised the alarm.... [more]
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Round the Island Race: An onboard perspective from Tonnere de Breskens
Ben Gladwell,
Tonnere de Breskens owned and skippered by Piet Vroon (NED), is one of the top performers on the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Circuit. A Ker46, Tonnere de Breskens and is sailed by an international crew. New Zealand's Ben Gladwell (23) was aboard for the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race and filed this report on one of the great adventures in English sailing.... [more]
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Three Peaks Yacht Race UK - Rush Hour at Caernarfon
Three Peaks Yacht Race,
It was a busy early morning for the marshals at Caernarfon, with the leading yachts making rapid progress and the top five arriving before midnight, all with passage times of under eight hours.... [more]
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Whitsunday Sailing Club Maurice Drent Boating Services series
Ian Grant,
John Galloway laid further claim to the title as tactical master of Pioneer Bay when he helmed Queensland Marine Services to a runaway win in the Whitsunday Sailing Club Maurice Drent Boating Services series last week.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series 2011 Race 8 - of Wind Gods and Beef Stew
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Winter Series 2011 - Aeolus, the ruler of the winds in Greek mythology was napping for today's Series and by late afternoon those struggling to reach the finish line from Manly were also in danger of nodding off in the balmy winter sunshine.... [more]
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YANMAR Racing second on 2011 World Match Racing Tour leader board
Yanmar Racing Media,
Stage 4 of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour - a very tight series and YANMAR racing still second on the overall series leaderboard.... [more]
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Spectacular images from the Round the Island Race
TH Martinez/Sea&Co/onEdition,
As the crews and photographers recover from yesterday's JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, circumnavigating the Isle of Wight, England, many new images of the race boats are being posted. The fleet hit rough seas as they rounded The Needles at the western tip of the Isle of Wight, and had more on their hands than the early settlers when winds freshened to Force 7 on the leg to S... [more]
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Three Peaks Yacht Race 2011 Journey to Whitehaven continues
John Hudson,
Three Peaks Yacht Race 2011 still going strong with teams racing to the finish line in Whitehaven... [more]
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Dan Slater will step up for Pre-Olympics in Finn class
PJ Montgomery,
Former ISAF World Youth Champion, Dan Slater, is on his third Olympic campaign, and his second in the Mens Heavyweight Singlehanded event, in the Finn class. Last Saturday, on Newstalk ZB, Slater spoke to top yachting commentator, PJ Montgomery, and reflected on where he is at with his campaign. What he needs to do to be competitive with triple Olympic Gold medallist, Ben Ainslie (GBR) amd more... [more]
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America's Cup: Dean Barker explains the Emirates team NZ campaign
PJ Montgomery,
Emirates Team NZ skipper, Dean Barker spoke with top international yachting commentator, PJ Montgomery on Newstalk ZB to explain the various campaigns that the New Zealand based team are running ahead of the 34th America's Cup. Barker also revealed their target dates for launching the first of the AC72's that the team will build and the impact on their build up with that boat, that they non-sai... [more]
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America's Cup: Jobson calls for stronger nationality rules
PJ Montgomery,
Former America's cup winner, leading media commentator and now President of US Sailing, Gary Jobson, spoke with top international yachting commentator, PJ Montgomery on his views of the current America's Cup. Jobson believed that there would be more interest in the current America's Cup, if there were stronger nationality rules imposed on the teams, which would in turn generate more of a nation... [more]
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Round the Island Race: 470 double medallist takes the Gold Roman Bowl
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Nick Rogers, who usually sails a 470 double-handed Olympic dinghy with crew Chris Grube, helmed Contessa 26 Sundowner to victory at the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. With more than 1,900 boats and 16,000 competitors jostling for space on a crowded Solent, Rogers mastered difficult conditions to win the Gold Roman Bowl, awarded to the best corrected t... [more]
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Portimao Portugal Match Cup - Top qualifier out of semi finals
WMRT,
Johnie Berntsson has pulled off a dramatic comeback against Torvar Mirsky to claim a place in the semi finals of the Portimão Portugal Match Cup.... [more]
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New ORCi World Champions
Offshore Racing Congress,
ORCi World Championship 2011 concluded in Cres, Croatia, after a long week that featured weather conditions varying from zero to nearly 30 knots.... [more]
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Gary Jobson: An American Sailing Story
Angus Phillips,
An old proverb suggests it's best to live in uninteresting times. That depends on where you stand. Gary Jobson had the good fortune to hit his stride just when the relatively arcane sport he'd built his life around reached a fascinating peak, and he's made the most of it.... [more]
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Lemonchois takes JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Richard Gladwell,
The 80th edition of the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race started in fresh conditions, with a beat to the first turning mark, The Needles, at the western end of the Isle of Wight. Casualties came thick and fast with several collisions, and at least three crew swept overboard. Fortunately all were recovered safely.... [more]
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John Bertrand is Victoria's Sailor of the Year
Mike Sabey,
Victorian Yachting Awards 2011 winners were announced on Friday 24th June. John Bertrand takes out Victoria's Sailor of the Year Award.... [more]
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Australians take second tilt at Three Peaks Race UK 2011
Peter Campbell,
Three Peaks Race UK 2011 - Tasmania's Team Whistler will begin their second consecutive bid to win one of the greatest adventure challenges in British sport... [more]
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It takes a tinnie tragedy to learn a lifejacket lesson
Mark Rothfield,
Tinnies have the highest fatality rate, with most accidents occurring on waters you would hardly rate as hostile. It sometimes takes a shocking death to highlight the importance of lifejackets. Boat owners and buyers must take note before the boating authorities are forced to crack down further.... [more]
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Images from Block Island Race Week, presented by Rolex
Daniel Forster,
Top international photographer, Daniel Forster, presents this gallery of images from Block Island Race Week, presented by Rolex, sailed at Block Island, nestled in the Atlantic 12 miles from coastal Rhode Island, USA.... [more]
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Australian team named for 2012 London Olympic Games sailing test event
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia has announced the Australian sailors who will contest the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011, the sailing test event for the 2012 London Olympic Games.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta Australian team announced
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia has announced the Australian sailors who will contest the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011, the sailing test event for the 2012 London Olympic Games... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup 2011 defending Champions have work ahead
Yanmar Racing Media,
After the first two days of the qualifying rounds of the Portimão Portugal Match Cup, stage 4 of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour, defending champions YANMAR Racing, skippered by four times World Match Racing Champion Peter Gilmour have challenges ahead if they are to make the quarter finals today.... [more]
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