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 07 Sep 2011
 


Queensland's 2011 Season of Sailing has drawn to a close with the completion of Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week last night.

Interesting scenes yesterday when the 15 metre catamaran eDoc capsized. As a monohull sailor, boats with exit hatches underneath are always a worry.But skipper Gavin Lesueur was very positive and no harm was done. Bit different to seeing an F18 go over tho'.

All in all a great regatta. If you missed it make sure you are there in 2012.

The 2011 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race and One Lap Dash are just over three weeks away.

Enter NOW at www.heavencanwait.com.au



TeamVodafoneSailing returns from Airlie Beach
Zoe Hawkins,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2011 participate TeamVodafoneSailing, won every race that it entered during its two month stint in Australia at Airlie Beach and even a couple that it didn't but, now the sixty foot trimaran is midway across the Tasman and will soon be back in New Zealand, ready to commence the spring racing calendar.... [more]
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An interview with 2011 Tornado World Champions
Andrew Dowley,
ITA Secretary Andrew Dowley interviews the 2011 Tornado World Champions about their victory and what's next. Dany and Kostas, congratulations on your new World Title!!... [more]
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Beach Party a hit at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week
Jackelyn Norris,
It was a jolly ‘yee-haa' time had by all who attended the beach party last Sunday, as part of the onshore festivities at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011. Over 300 families descended onto the beach in the morning to revel in the excitement and array of activities on offer.... [more]
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Farr 30 Pre-World fight between man and wife
Farr 30 Class Association,
The Farr 30 Pre-Worlds are currently under way in San Francisco, California. There are now only three days left until the first race of the 2011 Farr 30 World Championship and a star-studded international fleet of eight are fighting for Pre-Worlds bragging rights, with Santa Barbara's wife/husband-owned Groovederci team splitting victories in the two races of the day... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - New skipper for De Lage Landen
Heather Ewing,
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will witness British yachtsman Stuart Jackson take over as skipper of the De Lage Landen yacht which is currently in Rio de Janeiro at the end of the first leg from the UK. Stuart, a 35-year-old Scot, who was born in Dubai and lives in Southampton, UK, has an impressive ocean racing pedigree... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit heads to Barcelona
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Conde de Godó Trophy - Barcelona looks set to witness the closest finish to the Audi MedCup Circuit for four years when the TP52's of the 52 Series shoot out for the 2011 Audi MedCup Circuit title. Quantum Racing, skippered by America's Cup winner Ed Baird (USA), need a solid final regatta if they are to hold off the advances of Italy's Audi Azzurra Sailing Team... [more]
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Brilliant Pearl welcomes German crew member
Gemma Bird,
Brilliant Pearl skipper Gary McCarthy says much of their success is due to the crew and to the muscles on board for Magnetic Island Race Week, 26 year old German Eric Hoger, the latest and youngest addition to the crew.... [more]
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eDoc turns turtle at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011
Jackelyn Norris,
Drama unfolded near the first turning mark for the 15m offshore racing catamaran eDoc. The crew onboard eDoc at the time included wife Catherine, children Estelle, Fletcher and Baden and Kai Allison who hails from Mallacoota in Victoria.... [more]
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NCYC Etchells Offshore Regatta - October long weekend!
Richard Howard,
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and Lake Macquarie Etchells fleet invite all Etchells sailors to race in the Forgacs NCYC Offshore Regatta over the October long weekend (1-3 October 2011).... [more]
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Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011 final day - All to play for
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week,
Day 5 was the final day of racing at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011. For many crews it was 'make or break' with podium placings still undecided in several of the divisions.... [more]
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Sydney 32 Groove crewed by the Twisted Sisters
Gemma Bird,
Belinda and crew all hail from Port Douglas and Cairns where the boat is moored when the girl gang, know as the Twisted Sisters, isn't out braving the open ocean in regattas or leisurely sailing it around on weekends.... [more]
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Final Day at Magnetic Island - Teri Dodds Images
Teri Dodds,
The final day of the Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week was raced today in perfect sailing conditions. Here are a final day images as well as the winners for the regatta from Teri Dodds.... [more]
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Fantasea 2011 F18 Australian Championships - Waterhouse supreme
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week media,
Racing at the Fantasea 2011 F18 Australian Championships, being sailed as part of Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011, commenced at 10.00am on Cleveland Bay. Team Wildcat Australasia were the team to beat going into the final day.... [more]
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The adventures of Jessica Watson part 2 - Set on Sydney to Hobart
Jackelyn Norris,
Jessica Watson may be the youngest person to sail around the world solo and unassisted but her next challenge is just three months away when she will compete in the 2011 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. The famed Sydney to Hobart Race, held on Boxing Day, is widely considered to be one of the most difficult yacht races in the world and is sure to test her mental and physical strength again.... [more]
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America's Cup: Green Comm Racing capsizes in 20kts at Plymouth + Video
America's Cup media,
Green Comm Racing has become the latest member of the 'AC45 capsize club'. As Vasilij Zbogar, helmsman, stated, 'this incident didn't come as a surprise. Conditions were fresh with a southwesterly breeze between 20 and 25 knots, gusting at 30 knots, and we were pushing the boat to her limits throughout the day.... [more]
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Inaugural Australian Performance Handicap Championships announced
Louise Bashford,
The Inaugural Australian Performance Handicap Championships will be conducted in conjunction with the Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta from 2nd to 6th January 2012. The RPAYC Commodore, Rob Curtis, announced this exciting addition to the Regatta's format today. 'The Club has been considering a host of developments over recent months to provide more interest for sailors and their families... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper does sail-by of historic London Bridge
Sail-World,
Camper, Emirates Team New Zealand entry in the Volvo Ocean Race has marked its arrival in Europe with a sail-by of London's historic Tower Bridge. The trip up the Thames and sail through of Tower Bridge by the Volvo 70 yacht continues a tradition began by earlier Kiwi entries in the Volvo Ocean Race, and its predecessor the Whitbread Round the World Race... [more]
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Laser Standard World Grand Masters 2011 title to Colin Dibb
Yachting WA,
Colin Dibb has easily secured the 2011 Standard World Grand Masters in San Francisco Bay. WA's Colin Dibb has sailed and mastered lakes and oceans around the world. His physical training, meticulous technical preparation combined with nearly 37 years experience in Lasers won through against a highly competitive international fleet representing the largest dinghy sailing class in the world.... [more]
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Brett Bakewell-White to speak at Auckland Int Boat Show on stability
Matt Woodley,
Sydney Hobart and Kenwood Cup winner Starlight Express will be moored at the Auckland International Boat Show and open to the all visitors for a taste of offshore sailing. Visitors can learn more about Sail Noumea 2012, register interest in the race, or just get a look at this iconic New Zealand offshore race boat.... [more]
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Zoke Kiwi Match Win USA Grand Slam
Logan Fraser,
Back to back regatta wins at the Knickerbocker Cup and Oakcliff Invitational, as well as two second place finishes at the Detroit Cup and Chicago Match Cup mean that Zoke Kiwi Match take out the USA Grand Slam series in dominating fashion.... [more]
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Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011 - Teri Dodds images
Teri Dodds,
With a favourable forecast, all entrants racing in the Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week had a great day on the water. Here are a selection of images from three race courses, from Teri Dodds.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie joins Oman Air for Extreme Sailing Series
Sail-World,
Ainslie is Britain's most successful Olympic sailor ever and will replace Frenchman Sidney Gavignet. Ainslie has spent an intense 10 months competing in his Finn Olympic dinghy where he is trying to gain selection to the 2012 Olympics to defend his current Olympic title and he is looking forward to the shift to multihull sailing.... [more]
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Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011 day 4 - Tight at the top
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week media,
Sailors competing on Day 4 of Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011 were greeted by bright sunshine and light breezes. With the promise of a great day's sailing ahead, at 11.00am the first of the divisions lined up to face the starter's gun.... [more]
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Doug Kerr to skipper Yachting WA
Yachting WA,
Doug Kerr last week committed to skipper Yachting WA as President. Doug Kerr nominated to the Board of Management in August 2009. In 1977 Doug gained selection as crew on the America's Cup contender 'Australia' but due to ill health, had to withdraw a day before departure. Doug is now an Etchell sailor who in January 2009 finished 15th in the Etchells National Championships in Adelaide.... [more]
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Fantasea F18 Australian Championships 2011 day 3 - On Fire
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week media,
On day 3 of the Fantasea 2011 F18 Australian Championships RO Stewart ‘Jock' Ross started the fleet at 10.00am, aiming to complete four races for the day. Race 5 of the championship, at the top mark for the first time Dale Mitchell (Ullman Sails) led the fleet.... [more]
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ACT Capital Insurance Brokers Dinghy Championships 2011
Nicole Douglass,
The ACT Capital Insurance Brokers Dinghy Championships NOR and online entry are now available at http://www.canberrayachtclub.com.au. We are expecting over 140 boats to take part in the racing on various parts of Lake Burley Griffin.... [more]
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CYCA Medical Management for Mariners 11 October, 2011
John Keelty/ Sail-World Cruising,
Accidents or medical problems can happen at sea and a sailor needs to be able to cope for longer than the typical emergency on land requires. Any well prepared sailor needs to have a set of skills to cope with any contingency. To overcome this problem the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, based in Rushcutters Bay in Sydney has developed the Medical Management for Mariners course.... [more]
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Race for a bottle of rum to be honoured on Pioneer Bay
Ian Grant,
Memories of the initial match race for a bottle of rum between the 1939 launched lugger Torres Herald 11 and the barque Dahlia will again be honoured on Pioneer Bay this weekend. When the Allen Southward skippered Torres Herald 11 sailed to victory on a special course set down by the then officials of the Whitsunday Sailing Club in 1976 her crew set a traditional event in place... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Daily Video Updates from Plymouth
America's Cup Media,
America's Cup World Series are producing a daily update of the Plymouth event which gets underway on 10 September. Here we feature the daily updates from the past three days... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race - Mirsky beats Morvan in the Final
World Match Racing Tour,
St. Moritz Match Race - Torvar Mirsky is the new ‘King of the Mountain' after beating Pierre-Antoine Morvan in the final. Ian Williams finished in third place to move up into first position in the overall Championship standings going into stage seven of the World Match Racing Tour. In the end, a count back decided both the final and petit final on Lake St. Moritz.... [more]
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Pisces back to back RYCT Winter Series
Peter Campbell,
Pisces today clinched a back-to-back victory in the RYCT 42 Below Vodka Winter Pursuit Series.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race – The Wave Muscat into the Final
Kinley Fowler,
St. Moritz Match Race – After an epic day The Wave Muscat has made it through to the finals. Up against the youngest skipper representing the French Match Racing Team, Pierre-Antoine Morvan, The Wave Muscat go into the series as the favourites.... [more]
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Just Jessica - The adventures of Jessica Watson Part 1
Jackelyn Norris,
Her epic ‘around the world' quest captured the imagination of millions and Australia has since recognised her as a national hero, but Queensland teenager Jessica Watson considers herself no such thing. Rather, she's just an ordinary person who loves to sail, cook and spend time with family and friends, when she can.... [more]
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Fantasea F18 Australian Championships 2011 - Day 2 images
Teri Dodds,
It was another testing day on the water for the fleet racing in the Fantasea F18 Australian Championships 2011 at Magnetic Island Race Week 2011.... [more]
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