Perth 2011 - Aussies on fire and on TV this weekend

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 09 Dec 2011
 



ISAF Sailing World Championships - Finns tight at top after day 6
Robert Deaves,
A single race for Finns on Thursday at the Finn Gold Cup at Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships provided few surprises, but some great racing. Pieter Jan Postma (NED) won the race to extend his lead to two points over Giles Scott (GBR), while Ben Ainslie remains in third, another two points back.... [more]
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The Dash for Cash!
Mainsheet Media,
Friday 16th December; put it in your diary because you don't want to miss Sail Sydney's DASH for CASH! The adrenaline will be pumping and the spectators cheering as the Moths dash around Rose Bay to see who really is the fastest. Against a spectacular backdrop of the city of Sydney the competitors will be having a lot more fun than the commuters as they aim to be number one on the podium.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships day 6 images
Various Photographers,
Photographers Richard Langdon, Paul Kane and Alex McKinnon present images from the on water action in Perth, Western Australia.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships day 6- First Gold fleet races
Perth 2011,
On day 6 of Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the first Gold fleet races got underway amid a moderate sea breeze providing near perfect sailing conditions off Fremantle. Poland's Zofia Noceti-Klepacka had more on her mind than just winning her RS-X races on Thursday, crediting her impressive comeback on a new mental outlook.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Cessna Citation squeeze into lead
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - At 07:00 GMT on Thursday, Marco Nannini and Hugo Ramon with Financial Crisis were the fourth double-handed, Class40 to pass the eastern extremity of the western Indian Ocean's leg two ice limit at 42S, followed two hours later by the South African duo of Nick Leggatt and Phillippa Hutton-Squire in fifth on Phesheya-Racing.... [more]
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NSW Maritime - Operation Boat Smart this weekend!
Penny Robins,
Don't forget the NSW statewide boating safety campaign taking place until December 11, Maritime Services Acting Deputy Chief Executive Michael Wright said. Mr Wright said Operation Boat Smart is focusing on safety equipment and the basic ‘keep right' rule... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 9 - Difficult conditions
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 9 - At the pre-race press conference Groupe Edmond de Rothschild skipper Pierre Pennec told the press: 'We are extremely happy to be in contention for the overall title – it's going to be tight racing against Luna Rossa...' And the game of cat and mouse that started on the opening day, continued unabated on day two.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Champagne sailing
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - With truly champagne sailing conditions, warm sunshine and the worst of the weather behind them, the teams are clearly enjoying this stage of the race. All the more so as they are so tightly bunched they are within sight of each other, which is spurring on the crews to wring every last knot of boat speed from their yachts.... [more]
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St Leonards students shine at Geelong Regional Activities day
Mike Sabey,
'Fun on the Foreshore' inaugural regional event, part of the Active After-school Communities program, was held on Geelong's Eastern Beach today. Twenty two excited Bellarine Peninsula students had an absolute ball. Many of the students come from single parent or low socioeconomic families, with most never having had an opportunity to visit Eastern Beach... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Finn images
Robert Deaves,
Robert Deaves images from the Finn Gold Cup, Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup – Gasson recalls the early days
Phulet King's Cup media,
Only three sailors over the last 25 years hold the distinction of winning the Racing Division of the Phuket King's Cup four times. Bill Gasson is one of them. A founding member of the Phuket King's Cup Regatta and Phuket King's Cup Committee President in 1992 and 1993, Gasson has not sailed the event for several years but has returned for the event's 25th edition.... [more]
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Sydney GTS 43 update at the 25th Phuket King's Cup in Thailand
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
Steve Manning's brand new Sydney GTS 43 Walawala 2 had literally just been unwrapped before making the 500nm trip from Singapore to Phuket for the 2011 Phuket King's Cup. A very happy owner Steve Manning commented ‘I am really, really pleased, it has exceeded my wildest expectations.'... [more]
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NSW Maritime - Manning River exclusive use this weekend
Penny Robins,
NSW Maritime has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of barefoot ski races on Manning River this weekend. NSW Maritime Regional Manager North Coast James Green said boaters should avoid the area of Manning River at Taree adjacent to Manning Waters Estate, Taree West between 9am and 5pm on both days of the weekend.... [more]
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Rolex Trophy's One Design Series
Di Pearson,
The One-Design Series, which entails three days of windward/leeward racing, from Friday through till Sunday, will be sailed off Sydney Heads in the vicinity of North Head and the Manly Circle. The Sydney 38's will also be racing to win the NSW Championship... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 - Big day with top end conditions
Paul Larsen,
What a big day. I don't think we have ever done five runs in a day let alone in such top end conditions. We went out there and went for it today. There were things that I needed to see. The conditions were, of course, just a little too much. The wind was gusting to 34 knots but I couldn't afford to procrastinate.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships day 5
Perth ISAF Sailng World Championships,
On day five of the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, predominantly blue skies, sunshine and light to moderate winds greeted sailors. Competitors in four classes put aside the disappointment of Tuesday's postponements by asserting themselves in the fleet racing.... [more]
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Wet and windy conditions expected for Alegria V celebrations
Ian Grant,
Both wet and significantly windy weather are expected to prevail when launching celebrations for the re-vamped Audi Centre Sunshine Coast sponsored Alegria V are held on the Mooloolah River this Saturday.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships day 5 images
Various Photographers,
The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships have reached the fifth day of competition and these images from photographers Alex McKinnon, Paul Kane, Richard Langdon, and Alastair Hyde-Tetley catch the action out on the water... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Postma leads Finns
Robert Deaves,
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Three testing races were held on the third day of the Finn Gold Cup 2011 in Perth, Australia. Pieter Jan Postma (NED) takes a one point lead in the Finns. Giles Scott (GBR), who won two races, sits one point back, while previous regatta leader Ben Ainslie (GBR) is in third and three third places on Wednesday.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 - Campagne de France extend lead
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - As the sun rose over the fleet at 02:00 GMT on Wednesday morning, the five Class40s were approaching the eastern extremity of the GOR's leg two ice limit in the Western Indian Ocean at 49 degrees East.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Belcher and Page lead the way
Craig Heydon,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - The Australian Sailing Team's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have led the way on day five, winning all three races in the 470 men's class.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 9 - Red Bull in top form
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series™ final Act has begun in Singapore under the gaze of the iconic Singapore Flyer, the world's largest observation wheel, and the towering downtown city skyline. The Extreme Sailing Series Race Village nestles on the edge of the Formula 1 racetrack that has a permanent residence here in this impressively efficient city, and the 10 Extreme 40s were raring to go.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Visit Finland holds lead
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The ten-strong fleet has enjoyed a great day's racing in the last 24 hours after rounding North Cape at the top of New Zealand to continue the sprint across the Tasman Sea with less than 1,000 miles now separating the front runners from the finish line.... [more]
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing Championships - RS:X women's fleet day 3
Rory Ramsden,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing Championships third day of racing for the RS:X women's fleet started in a building breeze after a short postponement. This was going to be make or break day for Blanca Manchon [ESP] and Alessandra Sensini [ITA] who were sailing together in the RS:X Blue Group. There was determination in their faces as they left the beach to go out to the first start of the day.... [more]
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And they're off: Inaugural Kiteboard racing at Phuket King's Cup
King's Cup Event Media,
Much has been said of mixing kite boarding and sailing and much more will be said in the lead up to the 2016 Olympics as the kite board fraternity pitch to be an official event. While these discussions continue, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta in Thailand has taken a bold step introducing a Kiteboard Class to the 25-year old multi-class regatta.... [more]
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Cam Rule and Cain McVee win 2011 WA Cherub State Championships
Cam Rule,
Cunning Linguist, sailed by Cherub veterans Cam Rule and Cain McVee have won the 2011 WA Cherub Championships in a fast paced and windy regatta. Cunning Linguist had won the regatta before the last heat finishing no worse than second (after a dropped heat) with a leading pace in the light and heavy conditions.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup - Neil Pryde world leader in Wind and Kitesurfing
Phuket King's Cup media,
At 72 years old Neil Pryde is one of the stalwarts of the Phuket Kings Cup and indeed of Asian sailing. Pryde, a New Zealand born sailor has been in Asia for almost 50 years and he loves the sailing conditions Asia has to offer.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama protest Camper
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - The International Jury will hear in full the protest of Groupama sailing team against Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand after deciding it was valid. The International Jury heard from both sides and asked Groupama to submit video evidence by 2000 local time, which they duly did. Satisfied that the protest was lodged correctly, the jury adjourned the hearing.... [more]
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Piracy fears drive yachts away from Oman and Yemen
Nancy Knudsen,
Oman and Yemen, used to greeting around 200 cruising yachts a year who pass through their waters to reach the Red Sea, are suffering because of the persistent danger of piracy which has now spread right across the Arabian Sea. Fear of piracy has forced cancellation or rerouting of yachts and yacht rallies, say rally organisers.... [more]
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