Trades in for Airlie Beach, Crash and Burn with Extreme 40's

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 10 Aug 2011
 


Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Trade wind start expected

The Northern Queensland weather gods seem to be smiling on the 22nd annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week, with 15-17 knots south easterly expected for the start of the series on Friday morning, easing back to 11-15 on Saturday before lifting into the low 20's for Sunday.

A smiling PRO Denis Thompson said this afternoon ‘ This is what everyone comes for!!'

The first race for the 130 boat record fleet will be the traditional Cones-Armit race, a 31 nautical mile race for IRC and multihulls, 23 nm for IRC Cruising, Super 30, Performance Racing and Cruising 1 division and 19 nm for Cruising 2, Non-Spinnaker and Sports Boats.

Early arrivals at Airlie Beach  Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week


About half of the big fleet are now berthed in the Abel Point Marina, numbers of the race fleet are sailing the Whitsunday Sailing Club Wednesday afternoon race.

Sail-World.com will provide detailed coverage of this regatta and another two up in this neck of the woods over the next month.

Lots of news from Weymouth, Cascais and plenty of Extreme 40 Crash and Burn


Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team


Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Trade wind start expected
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
The Northern Queensland weather gods seem to be smiling on the 22nd annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week, with 15-17 knots south easterly expected for the start of the series on Friday morning, easing back to 11-15 on Saturday before lifting into the low 20's for Sunday.... [more]
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Laser Masters Worlds - San Francisco Bay breeze does not disappoint
Paige Brooks,
In the Standard Apprentice Laser Fleet, Ben Richardson from Glouster, MA has a set of scores that most sailors would be envious of - five points after six races, and his dropped race is a second.... [more]
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The largest ever Airlie Beach Race Week
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week media,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week, now in its 22nd year, has set a new record with 130 entries entered. Sailors come from every state in Australia and from New Zealand attracted by the warm winter weather and the fleet just keeps getting better and better.... [more]
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Finn images from Weymouth and Portland International Regatta
Robert Deaves images,
Finn class images by Robert Deaves from racing at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Jessia Crisp into finals
Craig Heydon,
At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test event, Australian windsurfer Jessica Crisp has secured herself a position in the RS:X women's medal race following a strong final two fleet races. Crisp started the day 12th, needing two good races to get herself into the final ten boat medal race and the three time Olympian excelled... [more]
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Fisher's View: Sustainable lunch and the next AC World Series ride
Bob Fisher,
Day 5 another lay day - America's Cup World Series - Cascais, Portugal: I attended the subsequent lunch with TVNZ's Martin Tasker and we reasoned that we were doing our bit for sustainability by eating food that might otherwise have been thrown away.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 - The descent on the leaderboard
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series Act 5, Cowes has recovered from the drama that just yesterday cart-wheeled the Extreme 40 Aberdeen Asset Management. It has also a day that many well-known faces from the world of sailing and sport dropped by to sail on board as a fifth man guest or just enjoy the atmosphere.... [more]
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America's Cup Emirates Team NZ calls for vote on website dispute
Warren Douglas,
Following a mediation session convened yesterday between the parties, Emirates Team New Zealand wants all challengers for the 34th America's Cup to be given a say on whether or not they should be allowed to maintain their own internet sites containing America's Cup content mirrored with the 34th America's Cup site.... [more]
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Cowes Week – XOD secretary wins Ladies Day Trophy
Rupert Holmes,
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week – Another glorious day's racing was held on the Solent today. Tina Scott, XOD class secretary, was crowned as winner of the Ladies Day trophy. Tina Scott has been a major force in the organisation of the fleet's centenary celebrations, including the 145-boat fleet competing this week. The Trophy marked the culmination of a variety of activities to celebrate... [more]
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Bouwmeester on fire at Weymouth and Portland International Regatta
ISAF,
At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, Marit Bouwmeester (NED) opened up a twenty-four point lead after eight races in the Laser Radial after yet another fantastic day. After two big wind days the conditions were lighter and shiftier with winds ranging from nine to twelve knots.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - A new beginning in the Celtic Sea
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro has certainly been an incredible race so far but, the efforts invested in the past forty-eight hours could come down to very little for the forty-six skippers participating on the second leg of the famous single-handed race.... [more]
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Ian Williams chasing third World Match Racing Tour title
WMRT,
After five stages of the World Match Racing Tour, the world's premier monohull match racing series, British skipper Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar is currently lying third in the overall standings.... [more]
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Laser Masters Worlds - Australians up there on day 2
Paige Brooks,
San Francisco Bay showed her true form today and sorted the wheat from the chaff in some of the fleets. On the North Course, racing started on time and was flukey for the Standard Apprentices and Grand Masters with big lefties.... [more]
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Whitsunday Boat and Lifestyle Show - Its full steam ahead
Whitsunday Boat and Lifestyle Show,
Its full steam ahead for the Whitsunday Boat and Lifestyle Show 2011 to be held on the 10th and 11th of September. The fun continues over two full days with show exhibits, entertainment and demonstrations in a fabulous atmosphere.... [more]
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Sail Sydney NoR now available
Daniel Williams,
It's that time again and Sail Sydney is fast approaching. Come join us on the beautiful Sydney Harbour and participate in one of the best regattas in the Southern Hemisphere.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing: Cartwheels at Cowes - the full sequence
Ben Gladwell, Sail-World,
Sail-World's Ben Gladwell stepped off the foredeck of one of the IRC Class Zero racers at Cowes, after the conclusion of racing for the day at Cowes Week, and raced around the seawall to catch this sequence of shots of Aberdeen Asset Management's spectacular cartwheel, literally at the feet of thousands of fans gathered to see the third day of racing in the Extreme 40's.... [more]
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Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Regatta images by Howard Wright
Howard Wright images,
Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Regatta 2011 images by photographer Howard Wright.... [more]
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Fisher's View: On the Lay Day prowl - and more of the AC World Series
Bob Fisher,
Way back when . . . there used to be something special associated with lay days at a regatta. If you were lucky . . . but times have changed and the whole scene has changed with them. Today the action is in the hangars where the boats are stored and primped to perfection, but that doesn't help this junkie in need of a fix. I want to go sailing again in an AC-45.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta fleet battered on day 7
Craig Heydon,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta has again posed testing conditions for the sailors with Australia's Women's Match Racing and 49er crews having strong days. After narrowly missing out on a place in the semi-finals, Australia's Women's Match Racing crew of Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty took on Great Britain's Lucy Macgregor... [more]
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Extreme Sailing: Aberdeen Asset Management cartwheels at Cowes - Video
Sail-World,
Video of the cartwheel from Aberdeen Asset Management sailing in the sixth race of today (Monday, 8th August) at the Extreme Sailing Series from Cowes Week, the Extreme 40 ‘Aberdeen Asset Management' cart-wheeled spectacularly in gusty 20-25 knot conditions that were pushing the fleet to their limits.... [more]
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Cowes Week day 3 spectacular sailing in glorious sunshine
Rupert Holmes,
Cowes Week wrapped its third day of racing with thousands of competitors turning out to enjoy another glorious sunny day. After two hours of racing the bulk of the Daring fleet was impressively tightly bunched – and mingled with J/80s – as they dropped spinnakers and turned upwind at their sixth mark.... [more]
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Fisher's View: The junkie gets another fix - AC World Series
Bob Fisher,
This junkie had another fix today; well not one but three, and then some. Meeting the right people at the right time (Jimmy Spithill at the welcoming party last evening) and asking the correct question (Got any space for a passenger tomorrow?) resulted in the sixth-man spot on Oracle Racing No.4 for the three speed trials.... [more]
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Airlie Beach sailors count in Australian Census
Cap'n Blarcom,
Special arrangements will ensure visiting sailors are counted as the national Census coincides with the build up to Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week. 'People staying on their boats in ports or marinas on Census night will have the option of completing the Census in two ways. They can complete the traditional paper form or complete the Census online using eCensus.'... [more]
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Wild Rose hits whale on return from Southport
Jenifer Wells,
One of the things that many racing crew love about sailing is that we rarely run out of new experiences. The other off-watch crew reported that Hickman shot out of his bunk after the first blow only to be knocked to the floor when the 1985 Bob Oatley commissioned ‘Wild Oats' hit the whale for a second time.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series day 2 images by Sander van der Borch
Sander van der Borch images,
America's Cup World Series day 2 images by Sander van der Borch... [more]
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Emerging Nations hopefuls bound for Perth
Perth 2011,
Twelve athletes for the seventh Perth 2011 Emerging Nations Programme have been confirmed to take part in the final camp in November of this year.... [more]
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race all done and dusted
B2K media,
The fifth annual Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race highlight was Wild Oats XI setting a new race record of 24 hours, 20 minutes and 22 seconds. Congratulations go to all the competitors and winners in this year's race.... [more]
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Ensign Yachts Beneteau Cup 2011: On the radar on for new Beneteaus
Tracey Johnstone,
The opportunity to meet and line up against fellow Beneteau yacht owners in a weekend of racing is a great draw card for several new Queensland Beneteau yacht owners, whether their boats are racer/cruisers or cruiser/racers. The annual Ensign Yachts Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge will be held on first and October 2nd 2011.... [more]
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Two sailors rescued after collision with tanker in Cowes Week + Video
Jasper Copping, Telegraph UK,
Two sailors had to be rescued from the water at Cowes Week sailing regatta after their yacht collided with an oil tanker, The yacht, which normally has nine crew members on board, became entangled in the larger vessel's anchor and had its sails torn off and mast snapped. See HD Video of the incident... [more]
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Oracle Racing find victories in preliminary round of ACWS
Oracle Racing,
The America's Cup World Series has witnessed victories in the preliminary round in Cascais today with Oracle Racing's Russell Coutts winning the long (40-minute) fleet race and Oracle Racing's James Spithill placing third.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ double winners in Cascais World Series
Sail-World,
Five teams crowded the podium on Sunday at the America's Cup World Series – Cascais as the opening weekend ended with some champagne sailing across the two events. On Sunday, large crowds on the beach and in the spectator fleet enjoyed front row seats with the racing just meters from the shore.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series - Team New Zealand man overboard images
Carlo Borlenghi/Nespresso,
America's Cup World Series Cascais images by photographer Carlo Borlenghi/Nespresso. Team New Zealand bowman Winston MacFarlane pitched into the water when a winch handle broke as he was grinding in the gennaker at the second mark.... [more]
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Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel - Five boats to finish
B2K Media,
A rush of boats finished in the last six hours in the fifth annual Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht. In IRC Division 1, Peter Millard's super maxi Lahana is the provisional winner ahead of Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI, third was Ocean Affinity, then Sailors with disAbilities Wot Eva.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week - Japanese skipper Yoshikawa enters Hammer
David Molloy,
Hamilton Island Race Week - Three times Japanese Offshore Half Ton Yachting Champion Seiichi Yoshikawa will skipper of the Steinman 76 Maxi Hammer of Queensland. Hammer was twice runner up in the Sydney to Hobart and will boast some new sails for the regatta. She narrowly missed out on the 1994 Hamilton Island Race Week despite blitzing the field in the last race.... [more]
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NSW Maritime Alert - Dangerous seas
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime today issued an alert following the official forecast for adverse weather. Dangerous surf conditions are forecast for the NSW coast south of Smoky Cape on Monday. NSW Maritime advises skippers and owners of small craft to be on high alert and to check the conditions before considering heading onto exposed waters or offshore.... [more]
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America's Cup: Images from the Opening Day of the World Series Cascais
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was on the water for the first day of racing in the America's Cup World Series in Cascais, Portugal. The day got underway with heavy fog and light winds, one race was started and then abandoned just after the fleet had rounded the first mark. After a delay the breeze moved in, and three races were sailed.... [more]
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Ainslie takes Finn lead at Weymouth and Portand International Regatta
Robert Deaves,
The first Finn race started in seven-eight knots with the fleet spreading out more or less evenly over the course area of the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011. In the second race, eventually started under black flag, Ainslie won the pin end and dominated the race to lead at each and every mark.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series - Kiwis prevail in the zephyrs and fog
ACWS,
America's Cup World Series - Cascais and on day 1 the wing-sailed AC45 catamarans proved competitive racing was possible in winds as light as three knots. For the less experienced teams, the lighter conditions allowed them to focus less on crew work and more on tactics, which translated into a tight leaderboard at the end of the day.... [more]
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Fisher's View: In the Shotgun Seat on Artemis Racing - AC World Series
Bob Fisher,
Where did we finish? Who won? Don't know, and frankly, don't care. I was in Nirvana as the sixth man aboard Artemis. It may have been grey, drizzly even, but as far as I was concerned the sun shone in all its glory and I beamed back in pleasure (and it was only a boat race!) as five men in front of me went about their business in a manner that would shock the faint of heart.... [more]
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