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 05 Mar 2012
 

Warning Warning - Boat P**n ahead

Purposeful and on a mission. Fuller bow helps to ensure she stays on her planing sections. - McConaghy MC38  John Curnow - copyright


Sail Port Stephens is coming up fast, its seems there will be 170-180 boats, think about it... this is a very major regatta... its time you though very seriously about being there. The Elliott 7's are sailing their Nationals as part of this year's event.

Ben Gladwell provides an update on one of the Olympic skiff entries,

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is heading past the Solomon Islands tracking towards Auckland,

A side story, we are running today, in response to questions we get from advertisers, why don't we use Google Analytics to provide our site data. Here is the reason - its about Google and website statistics, if you own a website, or buy advertising in any form, this is a must read!!

Have a great sailing week


The Sail-World Team



Farr 400 – Pretty purposeful – Part I
John Curnow,
Hull number 8 of the acclaimed Farr 400 was recently delivered to Australian yachting icon, Matt Allen ahead of the 2012 Helly Hansen Sydney Harbour Regatta this coming weekend. This is important, for Matt has been an active member of the Farr 40 clan, competes regularly in Asia and has his former Volvo 70 for serious ocean work, so his choices of weapon are always closely scrutinised.... [more]
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FX: What the Sailors say about the Olympic Womens Skiff entry + Video
Ben Gladwell,
In this video double Olympic representative, Jo Aleh, ISAF Youth World Gold medalist Martine Grael (BRA) and Olympic Bronze medalist Isabel Swan (BRA) give their impressions of the FX. And ISAF World Youth Silver medalist, Alex Maloney, and double ISAF Youth Representative in the Womens Singlehanded event, Molly Meech talk about transitioning to the new Event and their hopes for 2016 Olympics.... [more]
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Please Note - Its Google Analytics not Google Statistics
The SEO Guy & TetraMedia,
Google Analytics is NOT designed to record website traffic statistics accurately. Google Analytics is far from accurate, especially when compared directly against server log files. G A is intended to track and analyse what people do when on the site. That's why its called 'Google Analytics' and not 'Google Statistics'... If you want webstats you must use server log data stats.... [more]
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NSW International 420 Championships - Wind and close racing return
Seamus Campbell,
The first day of the NSW International 420 Championships was tricky for all with big shifts. On day two, much missed sunshine returned along with a good, steady Noreasterly. Whilst the scoreboard showed an emphatic Championship win to Conor Campbell (crew) and Xavier Winston-Smith (skipper).... [more]
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Inaugural MC 38 One Design Australian Championship announced
Ellen Pragnell-Raasch,
McConaghy Boats has announced the inaugural MC 38 Australian Championship which is set to take place in Pittwater, Sydney this October. The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is home to the first three MC 38s in Sydney and is very excited to be hosting the event.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Auckland amps up as Race Village opening nears
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race fever is sweeping through Auckland as the city prepares for the opening of the Race Village on Thursday and the imminent arrival of the six-strong fleet. The Race Village, at Viaduct Harbour, will throw open its doors to the public at 9am on Thursday, kicking off 10 days of celebrations marking the Volvo Ocean Race's return to the City of Sails and the completion of Leg 4.... [more]
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Melges 32 Miami event - Hedgehog crew the new Champions
Melges 32 Class Association,
It was decided early on Sunday morning to call off all racing as a fast approaching cold front surged ever closer, ushering in the potential for severe weather and high winds. Congratulations to Alec Cutler aboard Hedgehog as he and his team are 2012 Miami Champions.... [more]
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Farr 40 Nationals thrills and spills on final day
Erin McKnight,
There were plenty of thrills and spills in the final day of the Farr 40 Australian Championship which concluded yesterday on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Sportsboats to star at Sail Port Stephens
Sail Port Stephens Media,
Sail Port Stephens is one of Australia's fastest growing regattas in one of Australia's prime regatta locations. The sixth annual event will run from April 16th through to 22nd. This year the Elliott 7 sports boat class, one of the most popular high performance trailable racers, will be sailing their Australian Championships as part of Sail Port Stephens 2012.... [more]
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The rather unflattering name of 'Wobbly Boot'
Ian Grant,
Friendly Whitsunday Sailing Club skipper Craig Piccinelli has offered no real reason behind choosing the rather unflattering name of Wobbly Boot for his Jim Young designed sloop. Many of his sailing mates are quick to assume the Wobbly Boot title came from the skipper's party habits but that has never been confirmed by her proud owner who has always reflected a sense of personal pride... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta - An iconic 'must see' event
Di Pearson,
The Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) will host the 2012 Sydney Harbour Regatta which is set to run from Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 March, 2012. The Sydney Harbour Regatta is an iconic landmark sailing event for Sydney, with over 220 yachts and 2,500 crew members competing inshore and offshore, over two days of racing, on 10 course areas and up to 26 divisions spread across Sydney Harbour... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Financial Crisis second
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - The 33-year-old, Italian-Slovak skipper, Marco Nannini, and his 26-year-old Spanish co-skipper, Hugo Ramon, have taken second place in Leg 3 with Class40 Financial Crisis, crossing the finish line in Punta del Este, Uruguay at 08:54:20 local (10:54:20 GMT) on Sunday, completing the 6,300-mile leg through the Pacific and South Atlantic... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma Ocean Racing ready to fight
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: These waters lay claim to some of history's worst fought battles, contested over many months during World War II. Guadalcanal, less than 100 miles to our west, was a major pawn in the struggle for Pacific supremacy.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 consolidates lead
Franck Cammas,
Volvo Ocean Race - The Doldrums have been traversed without hassle, both by those favouring the outer ringroad of the Solomon archipelago and those opting for the shortcut through the islands. As such there haven't been any major hierarchical upsets, but the lateral separation is still just as big between the leader of leg four, Groupama 4, and the leader of the overall standing, Telefonica... [more]
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Top of the Gulf Regatta 2012 - it's going to be good
TOG Media,
The Racing Class looks to be competitive again with Neil Pryde planning to return and try again for the class title. Sports boats are also looking strong with two new Shaw 6.5's expected to add to the fleet. And the all-new, never-before-seen Soto 30 will be racing as part of its worldwide launch. More on this in a future newsletter.... [more]
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Optimist Tasmanian Championship - Young sailors show their skills
Peter Campbell,
58 youngsters from clubs around Tasmania contested the Optimist Tasmanian Championship, a forerunner to the huge National Championship, which the off-the-beach club at Nutgrove Beach will conduct next summer.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Ferry Patrons Trophy - Staying upright key
Frank Quealey,
The 18ft Skiffs Ferry Patron's Trophy race sailed on Sydney Harbour today, took a heavy toll on the fleet. At least nine of the fourteen starters capsized at some stage of the race.... [more]
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Volvo Auckland Stopover: Don't they look good!
Penny Dain,
The A team gathered in the Volunteers Centre in the Race Village on Saturday for a final briefing session and to pick up their official uniform. Some 200 volunteers braved the wind and rain to travel to the Viaduct for a session with the Auckland Stopover Heads of Department and Team Managers before donning their orange volunteers uniforms for a group photocall.... [more]
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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta day 2 big breeze
Michele Korteweg,
On day 2 of the 32nd annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta easterly tradewinds continued to rake the waters off the island of St. Maarten.... [more]
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Melges 32 Miami Championship - Hedgehog leads
Melges 32 Class Association,
Teams were greeted with breezier conditions in the 15-18 knots range on day two along with more sunshine and temps in the upper 80s (F), making for more fun and a whole lot of speed, especially downwind. At the end of the day throw-outs went into play.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - A story of east versus west?
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race - Puma MCM, Amory Ross, shares with us the latest on the crew's progress as they continue their journey towards Auckland.... [more]
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Farr 40 Nationals - Wet, wild and windy
Erin McKnight,
Farr 40 Australian Championship - Amidst treacherous conditions on Sydney Harbour, racing was intense during the first day of racing today. All crews were pushing their boats to the limit, with a man overboard, some near-misses and fierce battles not only on the water, but continuing tonight in the protest room.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 extend
Franck Cammas,
Volvo Ocean Race - Whilst the tradewinds are becoming increasingly sluggish in this descent towards Auckland, the fleet are about to immerse themselves in the Melanesian archipelagos. Two routes are open to them. The three boats furthest West have opted to traverse the Solomon Islands whilst the three crews furthest East are targeting Vanuatu.... [more]
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Optimists Tasmanian Championship at Sandy Bay SC
Peter Campbell,
Optimists Tasmanian Championship is being held this weekend off Sandy Bay Sailing Club on Nutgrove Beach. The biggest fleet of Optimist dinghies seen on Hobart's River Derwent, 58 in total, are contesting the event. In 10 months time Hobart will see been between 200 and 250 Optimists on the river contesting the Australian Championships for the world's biggest one-design junior sailing dinghy.... [more]
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Combined Clubs Long Race Series finale - Green Island Race
Peter Campbell,
Combined Clubs Long Race Series concluded today with the 40 nautical mile Green Island Race. Tasmania's top performing yacht in the 67th Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, Whistler, has won both the AMS and IRC category pointscores.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet prepare for Leg 6
Isabel Hokken,
The Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet are preparing for Leg 6 which is set to start from Qingdao in China, bound for San Francisco Bay, on Sunday 4 March at 1330 local time.... [more]
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Club Marine Series Round 6 - Oliver Twist
John Curnow,
Club Marine Series Round 6. Division Zero had three races to look forward to, with Divisions One, Two and Three booked in for just the pair of events.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Looking to make the most of squalls and thunderstorm
Thomas Pryor and Sail-world,
As the leading boats cross the Equator Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand is looking to make the most of the large thunder clouds and sudden severe squalls on the approaches to the Doldrums. As the fleet eases down through the Solomon Islands group they are encountering squall lines packing gusts of wind in excess of 35 knots and rain filled thunder clouds that can significantly help or hind... [more]
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Melges 32 Miami Championship - Classic Miami conditions
Melges 32 Class Association,
2012 Melges 32 Miami Championship day 1 delivered a steady stream of plentiful sunshine and warmth. After one general recall and a solid start, PRO Hank Stuart fired off the third and final race of the day.... [more]
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Two Man Round NZ race: May Day issued as weather bomb hits fleet
Sail-World,
In the second edition of the Two Man Round New Zealand yacht race, Surreal, a Beneteau First 47.7 is leading the fleet and is positioned midway down the west coast of the South Island. She is expected in at finish of the second leg at Stewart Island Sunday night or Monday The weather bomb, which has hit central New Zealand has caused three of fleet to shelter in Golden Bay, at the top of the S... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Fingers crossed for the Doldrums + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - As they press onwards toward the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, Groupama 4's skipper, Franck Cammas/FRA said 'I've got my fingers crossed for this third passage through the Doldrums: all you need is one bad squall to lose a huge amount of ground as the experience of our previous two equators has shown.'... [more]
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Americas Cup: A visit to Ravensbourne
Colin Preston,
Ravensbourne Boating Club, on the shores of Otago Harbour, Dunedin, was Russell Coutts training headquarters in his P class days before moving to Auckland, and winning gold at the 1984 Olympics. Crossing the railway tracks to meet club commodore Warwick Graham, the blustery conditions had cancelled the Optimist training plus 29er and Z Class racing for today.... [more]
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Sail Paradise - Australia's fastest offshore yacht to compete
Bronwen Ince,
Sean Langman's ORMA 60 class trimaran, Team Australia, will be a star attraction at this month's XXXX Sail Paradise series off the Gold Coast... [more]
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