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 28 Oct 2011
 

We continue our Perth 2011 series, this time its the Finn Class and we ask the key question, can they knock off Big Ben??

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Perth 2011 – Can they knock off Big Ben?
Rob Kothe,
Sailings Superstar British sailor Ben Ainslie, the only sailor ever to be crowned ISAF World Sailor of the Year three times (1998, 2002 & 2008), will be 35 years old by the 2012 London Olympics. He will be sailing at his fifth Olympic Games, aiming to win another gold medal, perhaps weighed down by the British public expectations media demands with three gold medals and one silver round his ne... [more]
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Sail-World on Facebook -Check us out!!
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World UK and European Editor explained 'Sail-World's Facebook wall has key selections from the nine Sail-World sites world-wide posted as well as providing the opportunity for Fans to get to know the Editors. 'We have already posted feature stories from many of our editors world-wide for the last six months, going forward we will be adding key feature stories each day.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012: youth aim to join cut and thrust competition
Tracey Johnstone,
The change is in the air. Younger Etchells class skippers and crew are joining the class and hunting worlds qualification for Sydney February 2012. Dubbed by sailors in the past as the ‘old man's class', it is no longer an accepted description of the Etchells. The younger sailors have sniffed out what the older Etchells sailors have known for quite a while - high cal... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Surfing the face of a 70ft wave
Lisa Blair,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew member Lisa Blair representing Queensland on Gold Coast Australia: The good ship Gold Coast Australia has now sailed its third week in the fourth race of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race of what is proving to be a very tactical race from Cape Town to Geraldton in Western Australia.... [more]
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Proving that the Tornado has what it takes + Video
Andrew Dowley,
This coming week, the Tornado Class along with its representatives, will head to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the annual International Sailing Federation conference which is held from the 3-13 November. They are off to prove to the ISAF and MNAs that the Tornado has what it takes to return as the Olympic Multihull ahead of next year's trials.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre has international appeal
Hélène Tzara,
The Transat Jacques Vabre now has only three days until the start gun is set to fire and for the fleet, Sunday's start looms ever larger on the horizon. Today, Le Havre was a mix of quiet activity and growing anticipation whilst the weather analysis now ensures challenging conditions as the biennial race often delivers.... [more]
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HMRI Cup - Something for everyone in a race for medical research
Mark Rothfield,
HMRI Cup Yacht Race - With perfect sailing conditions, a whale at the top mark, and a rare start-to-finish victory for the slowest boat in the fleet, the race held on Saturday, October 22, had something for everyone. Ten yachts from the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club took part, while the luxury 75ft cruiser King B gave spectators an ideal vantage point.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 1 - BSL approach finish line
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - In the 15:00 GMT position poll on Thursday, Ross and Campbell Field leading the double-handed, Class40 GOR fleet on BSL are just 117 miles from the finish with an ETA of early Friday morning at the Cape Town finish line with an 87 mile lead over Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron on Campagne de France in second.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Teams ready for In-Port Race
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 kicks off this Saturday, 29th October 2011 in Alicante, Spain at 1200 GMT/UTC (1400 local time). The six boats designed primarily to blast through the oceans will battle for the first points, and an early psychological boost, in a quickfire inshore sprint.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Gold Coast Australia open up lead
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia has extended its lead overnight as a cold front bringing winds up to 30 knots powered the Australian team led by Tasmanian Richard Hewson towards the finish line off Geraldton.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race – Final countdown commences
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race – It used to be said that by the time the yachts hit the start line of the first leg, the Volvo Ocean Race was already won or lost. Historically, the teams with the biggest budgets and best preparation would have the greatest shot at glory – and more often than not they would be the ones lifting the trophy nine months later.... [more]
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Barz Optics demonstrates Floater aquatic prowess
Jeni Bone,
Gone are the days of losing your sunnies to the bottom of the ocean. Floating like no other, Barz has put their new Floater to the test in the surf and haven't been disappointed.... [more]
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Victoria's Go Sailing Day this Sunday
Mike Sabey,
Victoria's Go Sailing Day is a fee annual community event and will be held on Sunday 6th November 2011. Five generations from Bendigo's famous international medal winning Goodall family will be helping to prove you are never too old or too young to hoist sail.... [more]
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2011 Australian Yachting Awards - Friday 28th November
Craig Heydon,
The 2011 Australian Yachting Awards recognising outstanding achievements in the sport of sailing over the last year. Yachting Australia President David Gotze will also present the President's Award.... [more]
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5th Annual Cup Regatta - Classic yacht racing in Melbourne
Peter Costolloe,
Fifth Annual Classic Yacht Regatta is being held this weekend on Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay (28 to 30 October). Conducted by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, the Regatta is an international Classic Yacht Racing event in partnership with kindred Classic Yacht Associates from New Zealand and the Couta Boat Association.... [more]
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Prototype for Olympic Womens Skiff trials has great pedigree
Richard Gladwell,
A New Zealand developed prototype is being test sailed in Auckland ahead of the proposed evaluation trials for the Olympic Womens Two-Person Skiff. The boat utilizes the 49er hull, foils and boom with a new sailplan designed to suit the ISAF specified target weight of 110-130kg. The team behind the Mackay Boats' prototype oozes talent and has a track record of excellence... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 suffers damage in crash + high speed run video
Paul Larsen,
After a few good, high speed runs - disaster has struck! Vestas Sailrocket 2's main beam failed .. read on as Paul Larsen explains ....... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - BSL approaching Cape Town
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race leader BSL, being crewed by Ross and Campbell Field, has now been at sea for a total of thirty-one days. The main pack of four Class40s are north-west of the leaders by 1,500 miles and spread over 360 miles, with the variety of options taken to avoid the high-pressure system blocking their route to Cape Town coming into play.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race – Artie first Maltese boat home
KPMS,
Rolex Middle Sea Race – After racing over 600 miles, the J/122 Artie crossed the finish line at 15.22 CEST, eight minutes in front of Jaru Team EC, a J/133, and, in doing so, was the first Maltese boat home. That finish also put the local entry, co-skippered by Lee Satariano and Christian Ripard, ahead of Rán (GBR) as overall handicap leader.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Visit Finland wins Ocean Sprint
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Race - After clinching the bonus point for the Ocean Sprint in race four yesterday, Visit Finland has stormed up the leader board overhauling two boats into sixth place. Olly Osborne and his team declared an elapsed time of 26 hours exactly for covering the distance between 90 and 95 degrees east. This time proved to be 70 minutes speedier than the second fastest boat... [more]
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Sail-World set for huge coverage of Volvo Ocean Race and Olympics
Brendan Maxwell,
The 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race starts in just over a week on 5th November in Alicante Spain. The Sail-World team is planning detailed coverage, as it will be with the Olympic newsletter series starting with Perth 2011. Between the two series there will be over eight million newsletters to our world-wide audience.... [more]
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McConaghy's MC38 on the water - a cause for further excitement
John Curnow,
Around 10 months ago, we had some serious cause for excitement when the MC38 from McConaghy went from drawings to moulds. At the time, we thought that the boat would do to one design keelboat racing what the Mach 2 had done to foiling Moths.... [more]
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In too deep- Behind the Race to Mackinac tragedy-U.S. SAILING comments
Dawn Reiss,
U.S. SAILING has now commented on this article. Before the 2011 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac race, the event had never seen a racing-related death in its 103 years. Experienced sailors Mark Morley, 51. and Suzanne Bickel, 40, both of Saginaw, Michigan, were among the 3,500 competitors. Chicago journalist Dawn Reiss researched this detailed article for six weeks... [more]
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Puma's Volvo 70 - 'il mostro' - for sale!
Marine Business-World.com,
PUMA's il mostro is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The auction started on September 30 and concluding on October 30, we will accept bids for one of the fastest VOR boats in the world. Puma's il mostro is the perfect platform for a racing owner wishing to compete in offshore racing both under handicap and as a course record breaker. Auction ends October 30th 2011... [more]
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Perth 2011 – a big U.S. team and a watershed for U.S. Olympic sailing
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Since sailing first joined the Olympic program in 1908 the most successful sailing nation has been the United States of America, with 59 medals. At the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics the U.S. led the field with seven sailing medals, while Great Britain took home just one bronze.... [more]
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