Questions about Australian IRC Champs venue, Ernesto's other boat... and the very small torn off corner of an Oily Rag

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 14 Sep 2011
 


The Heaven Can Wait regatta is only two weeks away. Entries are rolling in and the virtual race is on!!

Lead boat quarter way up the first virtual beat is Granny Jen, David Rowe's Hanse 375. If you are planning to get into this race, do it NOW, because there are already 22 boats on the course

This event is run by a very small team from the Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club and we are proud to be part of that, along with the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto and the Toronto Rotary Club.

The event is run on a very small torn off corner of an oily rag, because everything goes to charity. Our fund raising target is $40,000 this year for Mens Cancer Research and Marine Rescue Swansea and we expect to reach the 10% mark by the end of today. If you are not able to be on the water with us on October 1st, please support the boats entered. Last year we raised $42,000 and the average donation was $25 but we had 1,600 of them. Your support will be much appreciated!!

Long time supporter of Hamilton Island Race Week Jamie McPhail has posed some interesting questions about the Australian IRC Championships in an open letter today.

If you race in IRC Class, you do need to read.

We will be seeking responses from Yachting Australia and all and will follow up.

Sail-World has received its Olympics 2012 Media Accreditation and will be assembling its largest ever team in Weymouth next July. We are sure you will enjoy the ride.

Interesting to see the big response to the Women's only Laser Coaching Clinic being run by Laura Baldwin on Lake Macquarie this weekend. Ladies Gyms, Ladies Coaching...why not??

Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team



IRC Australian titles - Where to for the Australian IRC Championships?

Australian IRC Championships - Word on the street is that Audi and Hamilton Island management have come to an agreement to continue Audi's involvement with Hamilton Island Race Week for at least the next two to three years It's common knowledge that Audi has withdrawn its sponsorship and support for the existing four event format that has been the Australian IRC Championships.... [more]
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Entries building for iconic Lake Macquarie yacht race
Heaven Can Wait media,
With just a few weeks to go, entries are building for the sixth annual Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour charity yacht race around Lake Macquarie. The race starts at 1100 hours on Saturday October 1, and finishes 24 hours later at noon (with the extra hour due to daylight saving starting that weekend).... [more]
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Sail-World.com plans 3.5 million newsletters in Olympic Coverage 2012
Brendan Maxwell,
The 2012 London Olympic Sailing Regatta in Weymouth is now just 10 months away (29th July -11th August 2012) Sail-World.com with large audiences around the world will have its largest ever Olympic media team and it will break new ground with a record 3.5 million event newsletters.... [more]
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Free ladies Laser training at South Lake Macquarie ASC
PSA,
The free ladies training weekend being held at Sunshine, Lake Macquarie in New South Wales on 17 and 18 September is shaping up to be a well attended day. So far 30 applications have been received. Registration is still open... [more]
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CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards – Nominations open
Jennifer Crooks,
Garry Linacre, CYCA Commodore encouraged Commodores of fellow clubs and yacht owners to nominate eligible individuals. Since its inception in 1985, the Ocean Racer of the Year Award has gone to many of Australia's most notable ocean racing skippers.... [more]
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Show Time! RHKYC second after first day at NYYC Invitational
NYYC Media,
Pender's team managed a 3-8-2 today and the helmsman was quick to credit his crew, 'The crew's doing an awesome job, mechanically the guys are working very hard. We did a really difficult drop on the last race, coming in hot and fast to the left-hand gate. It was a hard maneuver and we got clear air, had a really good rounding. We sailed very well on the last short beat and protected a good second... [more]
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Sandringham Yacht Club celebrates starting its second hundred years
Sandringham Yacht Club,
‘Sail 2 C' is the theme adopted for the Official Opening of the 2011-12 sailing season at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) in Melbourne, Victoria, as the Club looks to celebrate the coming of its second century of sailing and boating on Sunday 2 October and it seems like a great day for sailors and would-be sailors alike.... [more]
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Charity yacht race returns to Lake Macquarie
Heaven Can Wait media,
Toronto, on Lake Macquarie south of Newcastle, will again be the venue for a spectacular sailing event on the October long weekend (October 1-2) as up to 70 yachts and dinghies set spinnakers and take off down the lake for the annual Heaven Can Wait Charity Yacht Regatta.... [more]
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PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup day 2 howling winds
PWA,
The PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup has now completed the second day of competition in which Klitmoller's coastline was given a good thrashing by howling winds and enormous waves, ensuring insane action and allowing Ricardo Campello to fly through the single elimination.... [more]
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More images of San Francisco: Rolex Big Boat Series
Daniel Forster,
Top international sailing photographer, Daniel Forster, was on the water off San Francisco for the 2011 Rolex Big Boat Series and presents this second gallery of the best images of the regatta.... [more]
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New superyacht for Alinghi's Ernesto Bertarelli?
Sail-World,
British media are reporting the that a stylish super-yacht said to be worth much more than £100million has been built in Plymouth for a super-rich client believed to be Ernesto Bertarelli. At 96 metres long, Vava II is the largest private motor yacht ever constructed in Britain... [more]
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Images of San Francisco: Rolex Big Boat Series
Daniel Forster,
Top international sailing photographer, Daniel Forster, was on the water off San Francisco for the 2011 Rolex Big Boat Series and presents this gallery of the best images of the regatta.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series gets underway tomorrow with rockstar crews
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 6 will get underway tomorrow. Jean-Pierre Dick, confirmed he will race an Extreme 40 team under the colours of his home town. Dick will race with Transat Jacques Vabre co-skipper, Jérémie Beyou who recently won the 2011 Solitaire du Figaro for the second time, and Billy Besson and Arnaud Jarlegant.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Frustrating conditions
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Light airs across the fleet are hampering progress as the ten teams battle for position in frustrating conditions en route to Cape Town. Stuart Jackson and his crew on De Lage Landen have managed to hold onto the lead despite the disappearance of the wind overnight.... [more]
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More major results for ocean racer Rod Jones
Ian Grant,
Sunshine Coast ocean racing yachtsman Rod Jones the only owner skipper to win two open Audi Australian IRC championships with his Archambult class sloops has gained further major results in the international Dart SB3 sports boat.... [more]
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Dean's Diary: Burning up the track in Plymouth - America's Cup WS
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Plymouth, England at the America's Cup World Series, in which Emirates Team NZ is competing: The breeze was up a notch on yesterday with winds gusting up over 30 knots at a couple of points. In general the racing was sailed in mid to high 20's which kept everyone on their toes... [more]
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Images from the Audi MedCup: Conde de Godo-City of Barcelona
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman, was on the water ahead of the start of the the final event of the 2011Audi MedCup Circuit, the Conde de Godó-City of Barcelona Regatta... [more]
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Auckland International Boat Show: New Zealand's biggest on-water show
Rebecca Hayter,
Kiwis love rugby and boating – so when New Zealand scored the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the NZ Marine Industry moved the 13th Auckland International Boat Show from its March timeslot to 15 – 18 September to ensure two of New Zealand's favourite sports would coincide.... [more]
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Yachting Australia conducting national sailing research project
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is asking for members of the sailing community to take part in an online survey designed to assess how Australians perceive the sport of sailing. The results will assist in the development of future programs to increase participation in the sport at clubs around the country.... [more]
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ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final - Australian sailors ready to race
Craig Heydon,
ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final - Australian sailors Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty are finalising preparations with racing set to get underway in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on Wednesday. The Australian Women's Match Racing Team crew will compete against nine other countries to crown the world's best match racing nation over five days of racing in Sheboygan.... [more]
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New Elliott 57 Sport launched
Elliott Sailing,
Recently launched in Kiel, Germany the new Opal an Elliott 57 Sport. Designed by Greg Elliott and built in Kiel by Knierim Yachtbuilders this exciting racer cruiser is ideal for short handed sailing. It sports a combination of a canting keel and a comfortable three cabin interior.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait Year - Blake Middleston's report on 2010
Blake Middleton,
Heaven Can Wait 2010 - The fifth annual Heaven Can Wait race proved once again that some things about this event evolve, while other realities never change. The fleet continues to grow in types of vessels involved. There have been 18 footers racing in the One Lap Dash before, but Foiling Moths joined in this year, and set all time speed records around the lake. Meanwhile, the 24 Hour event proved... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup set for start
KPMS,
The 22 teams, representing yacht clubs from 16 nations and six continents, have traveled far and wide to get to Newport for the second biennial New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex. Racing will run from Tuesday, 13 September through Saturday, 17 September.... [more]
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Farr 30 Worlds - A decade's journey for new female World Champion
Farr 30 Class Association,
Southern California's Deneen Demourkas won when it mattered, becoming the first female skipper to win a big boat one-design World Championship in decades – if ever. With her first lead of the entire regatta, nine-time Worlds skipper Demoukas could finally use her dominant boatspeed and flawless starts to clamp down on the competition.... [more]
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America's Cup: Coutts moves up, second Australian helmsman comes in
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Oracle Racing have announced that multiple World Champion and Australian double Olympic silver medalist Darren Bundock will be given the helm of their second boat, Oracle Racing Coutts. Bundock will com aboard for the third round of the America's Cup World Series in San Diego. Current helmsman Russell Coutts will stay onboard. It has not been announced who will move off the boat... [more]
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America's Cup World Series : Full replays from Day 2 at Plymouth
ACM,
Full replays of the second day's racing at the America's Cup World series in Plymouth, England - covering the the only fleet race and a speed trial. Today we have the full replay of the fleet race and speed trial, and two on-board commentated video and audio. Welcome aboard!... [more]
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Klaus Lorenz to coach Airlie Beach based Optimist dinghy fleet
Ian Grant,
Teenage Whitsunday Sailing Club skipper Klaus Lorenz has filled an important role as the qualified coach for the young Airlie Beach based Optimist dinghy fleet. The 2011 Optimist Australian championship Bronze Medallist who personally built his own career from an intense program of training and racing on Pioneer Bay to become one of the best in the Nation... [more]
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Fisher's View: America's Cup World Series Day 2 – Screamin' Sunday
Bob Fisher,
The Race Committee found that with the wind from the south-west – the prevailing direction – it needed to shorten the length of the legs from the already diminutive 0.8 nautical miles to 0.6 nautical miles. 'We are having to make a compromise between top-class yacht racing and a Dog & Pony Show,' laughed one of the race committee.... [more]
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Long road to WSSRC World Record + Video
Terry Travers,
On September 11th the World Sailing Speed Record Council announced the ratification of a new World Record for Mooloolaba sailor Bruce Arms sailing his self-built 46' catamaran. Aboard the aptly named ‘Big Wave Rider' Arms battled 60 knot winds rounding Western Australia's Cape Leeuwin, strong headwinds in the Southern Ocean, and frustrating calms as he passed the bottom of Tasmania.... [more]
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