Perth 2011 - a magnificent regatta

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 16 Dec 2011
 

Perth 2011 - a magnificent regatta

Ten great fleets, a great venue, with more coffee shops and pubs then you could possibly sample in two weeks, great courses, grandstands, a great success, a challenging mix of weather, looks like we will have the Doctor today –overall some drama, pain and joy.

In fact a regatta but everyone but the Pommes has enjoyed. Today tho' the Brits could get one back with Lucy McGregor and team taking on Anna Tunnicliffe on the Match Racing.

Last night we talked to Tom Slingsby who would love to watch the last two Gold fleet Laser races from Grandstand but will be otherwise engaged and to Nicky Souter after her win against Olivia Price in the Womens Match Racing.

ISAF Sailing World Cup Day 13. AUS Tom Slingsby and Ashley Brunning

  Alex McKinnon


Nathan Outteridge and Goobs Jensen are pushing towards the lead in the 49ers, with three more races tomorrow.
We will be keeping a close eye of the 470 Women's fleet today with Rechichi and Stowell just two spots out of the medal round after a shocking start to the regatta.

Yes there are other things happening in the sailing world and you can read about them too.


Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Perth 2011 - Triple Laser World Champion enjoys Grandstand view
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team,
This Sunday Tom Slingsby, Triple Laser World Champion and 2010 World Sailor of the Year is aiming to take his fourth Laser World Championship at Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, as part of his journey to the London 2012 Olympics.... [more]
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Australian Women's Match Racing crews battle towards Olympics
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World.com team,
Two Australian crews are now set to continue their battle for Olympic selection for another six months. Dockside Nicky skipper Souter spoke to Sail-World.com ‘Fifth at the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship - we are happy with that. To qualify the country and to make baseline Olympic performance and to also re-qualify for the Australian Sailing Team is great.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ Trial wingsails in the Hauraki Gulf
Ben Gladwell,
Emirates Team NZ was out on the Hauraki Gulf today, trialling with their two SL-33's - with both running wingsails. Sail-World's cameras were on hand to catch the action from various points around the Waitemata Harbour and Viaduct Basin... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - 49er Worlds head for 'Success'
Jerelyn Biehl,
The 49er Worlds are underway as part of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia. On their fifth day competing and with only a single race each in the newly split Gold, Silver, and Bronze fleets, the sailors are headed for the Success course for a quick day's racing in thirteen knot breezes.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica under threat in the Indian Ocean
Sophie Luther,
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet are tonight pushing their way through the Indian Ocean on Leg 2 which takes them from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. The overall leader, Telefonica skippered by Iker Martinez (ESP), is now facing threat from backmarkers.... [more]
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Television coverage of Olympic Sailing - a way forward
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
There is no place for having power boats pulling wake in the middle of an Olympic sailing course, any more than there is for having cameraman on the field in a game of football, or driving in cars ahead of the athletes in the Olympic stadium.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Heading into the Medal races
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships,
At Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships with just three days of medal racing to go, the top sailors in the Gold fleet will vie for one of the ten positions heading into the medal races. Meanwhile, in light to moderate south easterly breezes, the 49er class completed a single Gold fleet race and are on schedule for Sunday's medal race.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race fleet stalked by low pressure system
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - s the low pressure system stalking the double-handed, Class40 fleet continues to rumble east across the Roaring Forties, it has left the two westerly boats, Financial Crisis and Phesheya-Racing, battered and bruised before moving on to give Campagne de France a hammering.... [more]
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2012 Mark Foy Regatta 2nd January 2012
Hamish Brown,
New Zealand is set to step up it up a notch in it's quest to beat the Aussies in the latest 18 foot skiff regatta, January 2012. The 18 foot skiff 'World Championships' affectionately known as the Mark Foy Regatta will be held by the Auckland Sailing Club in Okahu Bay in the first week January.... [more]
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships -Latest images
Richard Langdon and Alex McKinnon,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships -action images from photographers Richard Langdon and Alex McKinnon.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Tom Slingsby opens up lead
Craig Heydon,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Tom Slingsby has extended his lead at the top of the Laser class following a strong opening day of Gold fleet racing. The defending World Champion went into the day's two races with a seven point lead over Great Britain's Paul Goodison with Thursday being the first time that the two had raced in the same fleet at this event.... [more]
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Get your Kaenons for Christmas and the holidays
Sail-World,
Kaenon Polarized advises that just in time for the holidays, styles from their new Anniversary Collection like Hard Kore JM10, Soft Kore Matte Black, Eden Honeysuckle, Gauge Pinstripe, Trade Matte Tobacco, Burnet Black/Clear and the limited edition Delite Tortoise N'Cream are now in stock! Buy in store or online for Christmas and the holidays... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Wild onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: Another wild and zany day onboard Puma's Mar Mostro. Frustration at not understanding what's happening with the weather and impatience in waiting for it to improve are taking a toll on the crew.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread on fleet as lead swapping continues
Volvo Ocean Race,
On Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, it has been a case of go, stop, go, stop for the frustrated fleet overnight as all six teams race to chase down the same high speed front, but on varied courses now stretching 200 miles across the Indian Ocean.... [more]
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America's Cup: Chris Draper makes surprise exit from Team Korea
Cliff Webb and Sail-World,
Team Korea have announced that their skipper, Chris Draper (GBR) will leave the team. The reasons for Draper's exit are not revealed in the announcement by the team. Draper is a twice world champion in the 49er class, the Olympic skiff, and also won a Bronze medal in the same event at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.... [more]
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NSW Maritime - Safe and responsible boating
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime - The summer sailing season is about to get into full swing and it is important sailors appreciate the rules of safe and responsible boating. Maritime Boating Safety Officer Drew Jones offers some advice to sailors racing on our busy waterways this season.... [more]
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Issue 7 December 2011
Lesley Haslar,
HEY OUT THERE – this is the 10th Anniversary of Bay of Islands Sailing Week - one of the most popular regattas in the country; to stay that way, we need YOU up here to race with us in the Bay. As of December 25 – only 29 sleeps to Registration Day. Discount fees available until December 31, 2011... [more]
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Etchells Nationals: Notice of Race available, online entry open
Tracey Johnstone,
The Notice of Race and online entry system for the Zhik Etchells 2012 Australian Championship, to be held from ninth to 14th February at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, is now available on the event website. Championship director, David Ritchard, expects over 80 entries from across all Australian fleets as well as from overseas.... [more]
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Entry date extended for Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta 2012
Damian Devine,
A final call for entries has come from the organisers The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club for the Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta 2012. In terms of handicap honors, one of the most competitive fleets in years has assembled for both IRC and PHS. Conditions, tactics, sail options and crew work will play a big part in 2012.... [more]
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Ensign Yachts Beneteau QLD, first pictures of new Beneteau Sense 55
Florian Coroller,
The Sense concept marks a new era in lifestyle at sea. The opening up of the interior and exterior spaces, the new access to the sea, the overall organisation of the boat into subtly linked but independent living areas - that is the Sense 55....... [more]
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Inner Circle Green Dot Rum Christmas Cup and Veterans Cup
Alana Whitting,
Middle Harbour Yacht Club is proud to invite entries for these Cat 7 spinnaker and non-spinnaker events to take place around Sydney Harbour, starting and finishing at Middle Harbour Yacht Club.... [more]
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NSW Maritime puts Sydney Harbour yachtsmen in extreme danger
Gordon Ketelbey,
On Tuesday morning the 13th December I called NSW Maritime and asked to talk to the person in charge of marks in Sydney Harbour... [more]
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Transat B to B - Fran├žois Gabart takes victory
Transat B to B,
Scorching across the finish line (safety gate offshore of Spain) at 23 h 11 min 30 sec, this Wednesday 14 December, Fran├žois Gabart on Macif takes victory in the Transat B to B 2011... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Great sailing for Banque Populaire V
Brian Thompson,
It is now day 21 in the Jules Verne Trophy for the crew of Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V. Brian Thompson on progress to date - 'Going upwind at 57S is going to bring some impressive wind chill numbers! Water was at 2C a few hours ago and is now at 5C. We are at the Latitude of Aberdeen in Scotland and Juneau in Alaska.'... [more]
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How to combat? waves and a selection of Sharpie Videos
Various Sharpies,
Three Sharpie videos - all showing varying skill levels required. Enjoy.... [more]
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World Yacht Racing Forum ends with positive outlook on coming year
Bernard Schopfer,
The World Yacht Racing Forum's fourth edition came to a close this evening after two days of presentations, constructive debates, and networking sessions. There were over 200 delegates and fifty speakers from around the globe in attendance with different presentations, shared ideas, and business cards... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - A hideous bashing and a race to the front
Sophie Luther,
Volvo Ocean Race crews endured a hideous night bashing crossing the Agulhas Current and have now reached a road block. There is a windless trough between the two low-pressure systems, which are threatening to, but have not yet evolved into one. It is now a race to get through the light and fluky airs of the trough and reach the new northerly breeze of the second front.... [more]
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships day 12
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships,
At the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Western Australia, light winds hampered competition on day 12 with sailors' patience and skill being put to the test amid top wind speeds of 16 knots. Sailors competing in the Women's Match Racing quickly put their frustrating wait for a breeze behind them as they moved courses to fight their way through the knockout quarterfinals.... [more]
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships day 12 images
Various photographers,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships day twelve images from photographers Richard Langdon, Alex McKinnon and Paul Kane.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race fleet face brutal conditions
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - Over Tuesday night, fortunes changed for the leaders in the double-handed, Class40 Global Ocean Race (GOR) fleet as the windless isolation of Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron on Campagne de France in third place ceased, while Conrad Colman and Sam Goodchild on Cessna Citation and Ross and Campbell Field on BSL hammered through exceptionally variable conditions... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Tricky conditions at 49er Worlds
Jerelyn Biehl,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - It was a long day on the water for the 49er and race management teams as the wind did not cooperate on the Owen course compared to the other courses on the 2011 Worlds track. After a two hour on-the-water postponement, the Race Committee was finally able to get the first fleet off for two races in 12-18 knots of breeze... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships – Slingsby continues to lead
Craig Heydon,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships – Australian Tom Slingsby continues to lead the way in the Laser fleet following the final day of qualification races at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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USA's Genny Tulloch called Doctor at Perth 2011 Women's Match Racing
Shauna McGee Kinney,
Genny Tulloch, skipper of the second USA Women's Match Racing team called for the ‘Fremantle Doctor', but the doctor was not doing house calls.... [more]
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Perth 2011 - Australian Women's Match Racers secure Olympic Berth
Craig Heydon,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Australia's two Women's Match Racing crews have won their way through to the quarter-finals ensuring that the nation will have a team at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The top eight nations at Perth 2011 will qualify for next year's Games with Australia's two crews going through to the quarter-finals in sixth and seventh position... [more]
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ISAF World Championships - New challenges at 49er Worlds
Jerelyn Biehl,
Perth 2011 ISAF World Championships continued with the second day of the 49er Worlds in Fremantle, Australia. After a rainy evening with thunderstorms and winds that wrecked havoc on the boat park, new fleet splits and a new course area brought new challenges.... [more]
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships images
Various photographers,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships images from photographers Richard Langdon, Alex McKinnon and Paul Kane.... [more]
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