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 28 Nov 2011
 

News from Asia and the Pacific

The Monsoon Cup finished last night in Terengganu in East Malaysia,, we will have more news from that event during the week.

It's certainly the biggest annual sailing event across Asia and Australasia, with a much bigger TV audience than any other in our region with the biggest budget too. There is a big Aussie presence amongst the race officials etc. as well as the sailors.


Monsoon Cup final - Dockside action in the prestart. The boats came with 100mm - yes 100mm of the dock wall. Will show you pictures in the next few days.  Sail World Asia


Am in Kuala Lumpur heading to the Kings Cup in Phuket, this is the largest keelboat event in Asia and the largest non Thai presence is Australian.– Sail-World has been involved in this event for a decade now, it is serious sailing and serious partying. If you've never been there, add it to your bucket list.

Meanwhile our coverage of the Perth 2011 regatta is ramping up, looking forward to it.

Now to a serious subject

There has been a number of instances recently where Clubs and Events have sent us images incorrectly attributed, which we have published with an event report in good faith, then had the actual photographers contact us complaining.

Naturally we immediately corrected the authorship but in each case the problem would not have arisen at all if the photographers concerned had followed the tried and tested professional photographers practice of ensuring all their images had IPTC metadata with their names, copyright etc.

It seems we have to educate some photographers who should know better, but we figured that if we started by explaining to Clubs that if they asked the photographers to protect their own images that would produce some progress too.

So if you are involved in a Club or an event that supplies news to the media or if you a serious amateur or hope to become a professional please read our article in this newsletter.


Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



WMRT Monsoon Cup – Williams defeats Berntsson in dramatic final
World Match Racing Tour,
WMRT Monsoon Cup - Ian Williams has added the Monsoon Cup to his third ISAF Match Racing World Champion crown after the British sailor defeated Johnie Berntsson 3-1. The double is a feat Williams first achieved in 2007 and is the second consecutive year a British sailor has won both the Monsoon Cup and the World Championship after Ben Ainslie in 2010.... [more]
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North Sails F11 Sail Development
North Sails,
During the past four months, the North Sails One Design Australia crew have been hard at work on developing a new set of Flying eleven performance sails. Both Michael Coxon and David O'Connor have been developing and perfecting these designs with a couple of young sailors from Lake Macquarie as an initiative to become more involved with junior sailing in Australia.... [more]
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Whitsunday sailors to contest Australian Optimist Dinghy Championship
Ian Grant,
The 2012 Australian Optimist Dinghy Championship is set to take place on Brisbane's Waterloo Bay in January and it will be an important challenge for sailors Brendan Hoffman and Cedar White who are representing Whitsunday Sailing Club in the event.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup - Preview Perth 2011
Robert Deaves,
There is now less than a week until the start of the Finn Gold Cup at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia. For many sailors, as is the case with most classes, this will be their main trials for Olympic selection. Some sailors have already been given the nod, but for others, the battle continues, while also of course keeping an eye on the more important country selection... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper has a tough finish to Leg 2 + Audio and Video
Thomas Pryor,
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has secured second place on Leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, the team arrived into Cape Town on Sunday lunchtime, crossing the finish line at 10:48:04 UTC (27.11.11). Camper now hold 29 points on the scoreboard as they remain in second place overall two points from the lead. A solid performance in the Cape Town In Port race could mean the potenti... [more]
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Ensign Yachts introduce Beneteau Sense (55'). Live the magic of sea!
Florian Coroller,
15 months ago, the coming of the new Sense range gave rise to a small revolution in the world of cruising monohulls. Its success widely exceeded all expectations.... [more]
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Lipton Cup Regatta - Excellent racing on Port Phillip Bay
Shirley Wodson,
Lipton Cup Regatta last weekend once again provided some excellent racing at the RVYC in Williamstown. With an emphasis on providing high quality racing at an affordable price, the Regatta is now recognised as the premier racing regatta on Port Phillip and, after restoring the very handsome Lipton Cup to its former glory the trophy is much sought after by the Port Phillip Bay racing fraternity.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Work completed on Class 40 Sec. Hayai
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) leg two start in Cape Town, on Sunday 27th November, was postponed by the Race Committee due to a forecast of strong headwinds. The new start date will be Tuesday 29 November at 12:00 local (10:00 GMT) on Tuesday 29 November, with the noon-day gun at the peak of Signal Hill as the start signal.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 - Camper second into Cape Town
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - Camper skipper Chris Nicholson (AUS) nursed his boat through heinous sea conditions overnight and into Table Bay to clinch second place of leg one at 10:48:04 UTC (12:48 local time) in Cape Town on Sunday after 21 days, 21 hours, 48 minutes and 4 seconds (21:21:48:04) at sea.... [more]
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ACWS San Diego Super Sunday from the deck of the USS Midway
John Mangino III,
John Mangino III, photographer for Isailimages, sends photos from San Diego Super Sunday from the deck of the USS Midway. This was their third third event of the Americas Cup World Series.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Clock is ticking for Puma Ocean Racing
Ken Read,
Volvo Ocean Race - Ken Read, Skipper onboard Puma Ocean Racing reports on the crew's progress: We have now been on Tristan da Cunha now for 24 hours. And, it is exactly what we thought it would be. A cloud seems to surround the island always. We still haven't seen the peak of the mountain, but the cliffs that make up the borders of the rock are breathtaking.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper takes second place on Leg 1
Volvo Ocean Race,
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand have taken a well deserved second place in the grueling opening leg of the Volvo Ocean race from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town South Africa, completing the 6,500 nautical mile passage at 10:48:04 UTC today.... [more]
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Triple World Champion Ian Williams wins Monsoon Cup 2011
Sail-World.com,
British sailor Ian Williams, now a triple ISAF Match Racing World Champion, won the Monsoon Cup in 2007 in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, the year he won the World Match Racing Tour for the first time.... [more]
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Yachting Tasmanian Annual Award winners announced
Peter Campbell,
Yachting Tasmanian Annual Awards - Robbie Gough, arguably Tasmania's fastest sailor on a foiler Moth, today was named by Yachting Tasmania as 2011 Male Sailor of the Year, with the Female Sailor of the Year award being shared by the champion Mirror dinghy crew of Jessie Atherton and Katherine Maher.... [more]
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Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship winners announced
Di Pearson,
One of the regatta favourites, Stephen Ainsworth's Loki, was forced to retire from today's opening windward/leeward race.... [more]
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N.S.W. 18ft Skiff Championship Race 2 - Advantage Lumix
Frank Quealey,
N.S.W. 18ft Skiff Championship Race 2. Lumix took full advantage of a match race battle between Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and Gotta Love It 7, which took those two teams well away from their mark to score a convincing 2m51s victory.... [more]
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Reece and Coltman tied for first after gusty day 1 of Harken Int'l
Damian Devine,
Wind shifts were the dominant factor on day one of the 2011 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships hosted by the RPAYC on Pittwater today.... [more]
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World Sailor of the Year ready to take on Perth
Shauna McGee Kinney,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Recently crowned 2011 World Sailor of the Year, US Match Racing Skipper Anna Tunnicliffe and her United States Sailing Team AlphaGraphics crewmates that make up Team Maclaren (Debbie Capozzi, Molly Vandemoer and Liz Lewin (alternate) ) are all fired up for the competition.... [more]
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Raja Muda 2011: strong finish, Aussie Maid and Mandrake are champions
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The Rala Muda Selangor International Regatta 2011 closed the way all good regattas end, with good racing in strong breeze on Bass Harbour, Langkawi. There were a lot of very happy and very festive competitors at the Closing Dinner and Prizegiving Party last night. The series has been characterised by slow starts to each racing day, but the breeze always kicked in to give all divisions... [more]
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Volvo Ocean race: Camper - The final 24 hours + Video
Lucy Harwood,
Camper have under 300 miles remaining on Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race. While second place looks more certain by the hour, the Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand crew will be pleased to hear the news that they posted the biggest distance of the leg so far in the 24 hours from 1755 UTC on Wednesday as they blasted east through the South Atlantic riding a cold front.... [more]
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Yanmar Racing fight for third on 2011 World Match Racing Tour
Yanmar Racing media,
YANMAR Racing are into the Petite Final of the Monsoon Cup and could finish third on this year's ISAF World Match Racing Tour. Preparing for racing today YANMAR Racing's skipper Peter Gilmour was positive. ‘Generally we have sailed well over the last couple of days. We have the Petite Final this morning so we will keep working till the end.'... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica victorious in Cape Town + Finish Video
Sophie Luther,
The first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has now come to a victorious end for the crew of Telefonica when they crossed the finish line in Cape Town at 1814 UTC (2014 Local Time) on Saturday after a 6500 nautical mile journey that took them 21 days, five hours, 14 minutes and 25 seconds (21:05:14:25) to complete.... [more]
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Marine Photographers urged to use IPTC metadata to protect Copyright
Brendan Maxwell, Tetra-Media,
Sailing and boating clubs and events need to address the need for copyright protection of images taken by event photographers. This is not a new problem, but as the media world consumes more and more images, the problem of unattributed or incorrectly attributed images being supplied by clubs and events to media is growing.... [more]
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Club Pre-Christmas Harbour Series day 3 - Farr 40s dominate
Peter Campbell,
Combined Club Pre-Christmas Harbour Series - On an afternoon of constant rain and light winds that swung up to 50 degrees, Farr 40s today dominated the Group 1 PHS results on day three. Craig Clifford made his first appearance in the Series with his Farr 40 POW, beating his one-design opponents and taking first place on PHS corrected time in the first race for Group 1.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 - Telefónica blast towards finish line + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race leg one leader Team Telefónica, skippered by Spanish Olympic gold medal winner Iker Martínez, were headed for glory on Saturday with just 106 nautical miles to the Cape Town finish line at 1200 UTC, with an ETA of 1700 UTC.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup day 4 images by Gareth Cooke
Gareth Cooke,
WMRT Monsoon Cup day 4 images by photographer Gareth Cooke from Subzero Images.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma Ocean Racing reach Tristan da Cunha + Videos
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM, onboard Puma Ocean Racing reports on the crew's progress: Today we get off the boat. It may seem like a minor step towards our return to Cape Town, but it has taken an incredible effort for us just to get this far. Tristan da Cunha will offer some much needed rest, refuge, and recovery, and we're all looking forward to being distracted for a few days... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup - Ian Williams new ISAF Match Racing World Champion
Sail-World.com,
The quarter-finals of this year's Monsoon Cup became the 2011 World Match Racing Tour Championship showdown when Tour leader and twice World Champion Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar (106 points) and second placed Francesco Bruni (ITA) Bruni Racing Team (100 points), faced each other in a first to three wins playoff.... [more]
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Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship day 1
Di Pearson,
The 34th Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) started on Sydney Harbour just before 12.30pm today. As the fleet headed out to a mark at Long Reef in the 17 nautical mile race, Hooligan was overtaken by Loki once the boats cleared North Head. The variable conditions were perfect for Rolex Sydney Hobart practice.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup - Watch LIVE
Sail-World.com,
Watch the Monsoon Cup live on Sail-World, this afternoon from 3pm-5pm Malaysian time. 7am-9am GMT.... [more]
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Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship ready to start on time
Di Pearson,
Racing at Middle Harbour Yacht Club's 34th Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) and Seven Islands Race is set to get away on time today.... [more]
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Peter Gilmour aims for third Monsoon Cup title win
YANMAR Racing media,
Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing crew started the crucial last matches of yesterday's qualifying series at the Monsoon Cup 2011 in good form. The quarter-finals are set for a Championship showdown and they will decide the 2011 ISAF Match Racing World Champion.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup day 3 images by Gareth Cooke
Gareth Cooke,
WMRT Monsoon Cup day 3 images by photographer Gareth Cooke from Subzero Images.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup 2011 - Mirsky makes a shock exit on day 3
Sail-World.com,
Day 3 of the Monsoon Cup 2011 in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia was always going to be an interesting one with four highly regarded teams fighting to ensure they were in the top eight. As the day drew to a close along came the most important match of today. It was Mirsky versus Bruni and with both skippers on just five wins, the loser would miss the cut.... [more]
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Yachtsman warned of Sydney Harbour hazard
Peter Campbell,
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron has been advised of a possible underwater hazard in Sydney Harbour near the Sow and Pigs Reef.... [more]
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Close of entry a week away for Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta 2012
Damian Devine,
With the close of entries just a week away for the Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta 2012, entries are rolling in.... [more]
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Raja Muda 2011: the dash to Langkawi
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
At around 50nm – depending on the position of the start line - the last Raja Muda passage race from Penang to Langkawi is the shortest leg of the regatta. This one really is a straight line course, wind-dependent. It has become a feature of this year's regatta that there's more breeze at the finish than at the start, and yesterday followed on in spades.... [more]
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North Sails continues to dominate Australian Melges 24 and 32 racing
North Sails Australia,
North Sails has been at the fore front of the Melges 24 and the Melges 32 fleets this season with the top teams maximising their performance using North Sails latest designs and technology.... [more]
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City of Canberra Regatta - Weekend of 3rd and 4th December
Nicole Douglass,
The City of Canberra Regatta will be sailed again this year on Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin thanks to major sponsor Harken. If the season in Canberra so far is anything to go by, the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of December will provide solid racing for all. The regatta is open to all trailer sailor yachts with popular classes including Elliot 7's, Magic 25's as well as Castles and Gems.... [more]
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470 Australian Championship – Belcher and Page victorious
Craig Heydon,
470 Australian Championship, hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club, has been won by Australian Sailing Team's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, continuing the pair's incredible run in the event. Between them Belcher and Page have now won the last 11 straight 470 Australian Championships, either together or in competition with each other.... [more]
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Three Australian crews top World Sailing Rankings
Craig Heydon,
Australian crews continue to hold down the number one positions in the Laser and 470 classes and now add first and third in the 49er class after the latest release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings. Surprisingly this is the first time that Outteridge, 49er World Champion in 2008 and 2009, and runner up in 2010, has held the world number one ranking.... [more]
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Cougar II to replace Valheru for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Peter Campbell,
Tony Lyall, who is a member of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, will campaign for the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with his new TP52 Cougar II which is replacing his well-known Elliot 13 Valheru. The TP52 is one of the world's top performing grand prix ocean racing yachts and is also Victorian based.... [more]
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