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 27 Jan 2012
 

Festival of Sails - Sailors send mobile phone cells into meltdown


Bare Essentials first home overall and in the Multihull Division, in the Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race - Festival of Sails 2012, Royal Geelong Yacht Club  Teri Dodds/ Festival of Sails ©


Blue skies and light northerlies on Corio Bay, with more breeze expected this afternoon. A kindly breeze for the cruisers this morning and now the Seabreeze is coming in with grunt for the IRC and sports boat fleet later this afternoon. Good conditions for the Melges 24s and S80 Nationals, part of this year's event.

SAILING - Festival Of Sails 2012 - Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Geelong (AUS), 26/01/2012. SHOGUN V first monohul across the line.  Teri Dodds/ Festival of Sails ©


SAILING - Festival Of Sails 2012, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Geelong (AUS), 26/01/2012.  Teri Dodds/ Festival of Sails ©


The Volvo Ocean Race is getting interesting. So is Miami OCR.

Hope you weekend weather is as nice as it looks like it will be in Geelong....

Keep all the event reports coming...


Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Festival of Sails - Bare Essentials and Shogun takes Line Honours
Lisa Ratcliff,
Tim Pepperell's Grainger 8 metre Bare Essentials and Rob Hanna's new TP52 Shogun V has taken the monohull double of line and handicap honours in its maiden Melbourne to Geelong passage race, the 34 nautical mile course which traditionally marks the start of the Festival of Sails proper. Under sunny skies and with a building afternoon sea breeze, Shogun finished in a time of 3 hours 38 minutes... [more]
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Miami OCR - Final showdown awaits Paralympic classes
Barby MacGowan,
For the Paralympic sailors tomorrow will be the final day of racing at the Rolex Miami OCR, with two races each scheduled for Skud-18, Sonar and 2.4mR classes.... [more]
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Festival of Sails shore side entertainment images
Anna Parker, Sail-World,
Those attending the 2012 Festival of Sails activities enjoyed shore side entertainment and photographer Teri Dodds was on hand to capture this gallery of photos of all the action.... [more]
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Festival of Sails images from Teri Dodds
Anna Parker, Sail-World,
The 2012 Festival of Sails spectators enjoyed stunning fireworks and shore side entertainment. Photographer Teri Dodds was on hand to capture these images.... [more]
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Rolex Miami Olympic Regatta: 49er skipper hit by bowsprit - Video
TP2TV,
Spectacular aerial video of a mark rounding incident from the Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, which sees a 49er skipper flicked off the back of his boat, by an incoming competitor's bowsprit - all at full pace.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica expected to lead at Mallaca waypoint
Richard Gladwell,
The current overall leader in the Volvo Ocean Race, Telefonica (ESP) is expected to be in the lead at the first waypoint in the Mallaca Straits. They are expected to arrive at the point in the next two and a half days and are approximately 630nm away.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 prize giving in Wellington + Video
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race Leg 2 prize giving took place on Thursday evening at the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club (RPNYC) on Oriental Parade on the western shore of Wellington Harbour.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Nothing short of dramatic as Camper becomes prey
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, the last 24-hours have been nothing short of dramatic which is in contrast to the port tack beat that took place for the first four days. At 1600 UTC this afternoon, Iker Martinez and Team Telefonica were screaming through the fleet, sailing as much as two knots faster than the rest and picking off places without remorse.... [more]
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Thailand Catamaran Week preview
Peter Cummins,
Thailand Catamaran Week will be the very first international yacht racing event to feature sleek, super-fast, new catamarans and is set to take place on the waters off the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, South Pattaya, from the 3-10 February, 2012.... [more]
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Sydney 38 Nationals 2012– Lou Abrahams leads after day 1
Damian Devine,
On day 1 of the 2012 Sydney 38 National Championships the first of two races finally got underway at 1425hrs on a fickle day on the course off the Palm Beach circle. The aim on day 2 is to get racing underway at 1100hrs with a 10-15 knot South Easterly predicted.... [more]
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One Week Later - Images of the Costa Concordia accident + Video
Anna Parker,
The Costa Concordia is a cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Giglio, Italy, after smashing into a reef and partially sinking on the 13 January. There was number of passengers that survived while deaths were reported, and others are still missing. Photographer Carlo Borlenghi journeyed to Giglio Island to snap these images.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro hot as hell
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: Wouldn't you know it? We're back on top of each other again. After our first two tacks of Leg 3 last night, everyone's bunched up and best trying to pick through some unexpectedly shifty winds on the way to Sumatra and the Malacca Strait.... [more]
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176th Australia Day Regatta - Sydney Hobart yachts excel
Peter Campbell,
Yachties celebrated the national day afloat on Sydney Harbour and on an historic stretch of ocean between Sydney and Botany Bay.... [more]
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Melges 24 Australian Championships - Great conditions on day 1
Tracey Walters,
Melges 24 Australian Championships - The Festival of Sails and Corio Bay served up great conditions for day one; sunshine, up to 20 knots of wind and dolphins. Sponsored by Parks Victoria, the support boat that normally patrols the bay crewed by Graeme Willson and Paddy Hernon couldn't have been more accommodating.... [more]
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Day 3 - Beach Party at Roberton Island
Lesley Haslar,
There was zero wind at the scheduled start of 1030 hrs for Day 3 of Bay of Islands Sailing Week. Little puffs frustrated the boats as they watched for an expected notice of delay. Gerry Martin (Race Officer) waited patiently (about one and a half hours), when sure enough the local sea breeeze kicked in.... [more]
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Miami OCR day 3 - Belcher and Page extend
Craig Heydon,
At Miami OCR, round two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Belcher and Page started the day two points ahead of Dutch pair of Sven and Kalle Coster with the Australian pair finishing Wednesday's two races in seventh and a first to open up a five point lead.... [more]
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Images of Takapuna: Measuring 2012 World 470 Youth Championships
Richard Gladwell,
Today was the final day of measuring for the 2012 World Youth 470 Championships being sailed at Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand. The 33 competitors from 13 countries were completing measurement today and preparing for the Practice race tomorrow afternoon - weather permitting. A short, sharp front is due to pass through the race area tomorrow from noon through the afternoon.... [more]
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Festival of Sails - Australia Day tradition continues
Sail-World.com,
This morning at 0930 on Australia Day 2012, almost three hundred yachts set sail in a historic passage race from Williamstown on Melbourne's Port Phillip to Geelong's Corio Bay.... [more]
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Festival of Sails - More images from the Williamstown to Geelong race
www.sail-world.com,
Festival of Sails images from the Melbourne to Geelong Passage race. First sailed in 1844, on Australia Day 2012 another great fleet sailed into Corio Bay, Geelong.... [more]
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Festival of Sails - Images from Williamstown to Geelong race
www.Sail-World.com,
Victoria's Festival of Sails images from the Williamstown to Geelong Passage race on Australia Day 2012.... [more]
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Williamstown to Geelong Race - Spectacular Festival opener
Lisa Ratcliff/Sail-World.com,
The annual Festival of Sails has started proper on Australia Day with a bang – literally. The Mayor of the city of Greater Geelong, John Mitchell, had the honour of firing the starting cannon for the traditional Melbourne to Geelong passage race.... [more]
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