Regattas are great holiday fun

 
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 26 Apr 2012
 

Regattas are great holiday fun

Hooligan rail  Sail Port Stephens Event Media


Sail Port Stephens is one such event that is continually lifting the bar, is getting glowing testimonials from owners and crews and is being rewarded with rapid growth. It would not surprise to see this event right at the top of tree in years to come, right now Port Stephens needs another 200 marina berths. A nice problem to have.

Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 entries are coming in very fast will be an amazing fleet this year.
As Whitsunday Sailing Club Commodore Rob Davis advises – ‘Enter now and book your berth.'

Gala Presentations, All Seasons Resort, Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011  Teri Dodds ©


SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week looks set for another great year, with a Food Wine and Music festival being integrated into this event August 30th- September 4th. Now if you've not been before this is a Gem of a regatta – a Must Do.

Are we biased? Yes, we are heavily involved with all these events and lots more.

Switching to high performance dinghy racing – great news from Hyeres in France where Aussies lead in four classes.

The upcoming Olympics and Paralympics sailing regatta are going to be exciting for Australia, could this be our best ever Summer Games in sailing?

We will be there to provide the most detailed coverage.

49er Class: Australians Jensen and Outteridge in the lead
- Semaine Olympique Francaise 2012  © Jean-Marie Liot /DPPI/FFV


The Laser Radial Youth and Mens World Championship are coming up fast at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. 28th June 4th July and 11-17th July respectively. Incredibly the ILCA has still not released the NOR and opened online entries but they have promised to do that tonight.

Now to the latest news...


Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team



Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 is off with a bang!
Airlie Beach Race Week media,
Yachties are usually slow to enter events but Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 is off to a great start. The Notice of Race and online entry were only announced on Monday, and just four days later 25 boats have entered the 23rd annual tropical shirt regatta.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Marcus Blackmore to defend title
Rob Mundle,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - ‘You betcha! There's no way we are not going to be there,' was the confident declaration from defending champion, Marcus Blackmore, when asked if he would be returning to defend his title in August this year. Blackmore has a strong incentive to be there as no other yacht in the 29-year history of the regatta has won the Grand Prix division two years running... [more]
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Laser Radial Worlds Youth and Mens 2012 – NOR and online entry soon
Rob Kothe,
The 2012 Laser Masters Worlds was sailed out of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) in Brisbane Australia in March and there are two more Laser Class World Championships scheduled for the same venue. World Laser Radial Youth Championship 2012 - Thu 28th June - Wed fourth World Laser Radial Men's Championship 2012 - Wed 11th July - Tue 17th July... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 Accommodation Options
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2012? We have several privately owned apartments, villas and houses available for Hamilton Island Race Week. View our website for descriptions and photos - www.whitsundayholidays.com.au.... [more]
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2016 Women's Olympic Skiff Evaluation response from RS Sailing
Martin Wadhams,
Martin Wadhams from RS Sailing has provided the following response following the release of the women's Olympic skiff Evaluation Report which was published by ISAF on Friday: The RS900 and 49er FX have been recommended as the only two boats that ISAF Council should consider when making their final decision. So, this race will go on right until the finish line!... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Men's 470 images by Thom Touw
Anna Parker, Sail-World,
Photographer Thom Touw shares with us images of Men's 470 sailing action from day three of the Semaine Olympique Francaise taking place in Hyeres, France.... [more]
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Steinlager 2 about to end her overseas sojourn
Sail-World,
One of the world's most iconic trans-oceanic racers, Steinlager 2, is permanently returning to New Zealand after more than two decades abroad. Steinlager 2 is best known as the yacht skippered by the late Sir Peter Blake, which won the 1989 Whitbread Round the World race. She won every leg over the line and on handicap, an unprecedented record which still stands.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2012 images by John Curnow
John Curnow images,
Sail Port Stephens 2012 was a great event. This rapidly growing regatta is in a perfect location at a good time of the year.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Women's RS:X images by Thom Touw
Anna Parker, Sail-World,
Photographer Thom Touw shares with us images of Women's RS:X sailing action from day three of the Semaine Olympique Francaise taking place in Hyeres, France. Enjoy!... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Light and shifty winds shake up results
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
At the Semaine Olympique Francaise in Hyeres, different skills were tested with light and shifty winds on the race course. Few leaders could maintain their position while others collected high points. Piotr Myszka (POL) is keeping his first position in the RS:X men with top five results, but the day's conditions suited better his team mate Lukaz Grodzicki (POL) who claims both races.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Camper regains pole position, Puma set to strike
Volvo Ocean Race and Sail-World,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, after a day of reasonably high speeds and easy sailing, at 1600 UTC today the Leg 6 lead changed again when Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS) regained pole position followed by sparring partner Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR).... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Aussies on top after four days + Video
Craig Heydon,
After four days of racing at the Semaine Olympique Francaise, Australian sailors sit at the top of the leader board in four classes. Laser sailor Tom Slingsby and 49er crew Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen took the lead in their respective classes on Wednesday while 470 sailors Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page and Skud 18 pair Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch remain at the top of their fleets.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - 30 young sailors awarded APP funding
ISAF,
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships are being held in Dublin, Ireland this year. ISAF is pleased to announce that 30 competitors from 12 nations have been approved to receive funding from the Athlete Participation Programme (APP) so they can enter into the event. Since 2002 APP funding has enabled over 150 sailors the chance to compete at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Puma takes up the running as race lead see-saws
Sail-World and Volvo Ocean Race,
US flagged, Puma Ocean Racing have taken the lead from Camper, who had survived the heart stopping 'bang' and explosion of a tack line to hold the lead, before losing it to Ken Read's crew. Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg climbed to second place at 0100 UTC, clocking up more miles in the past 24 hours than anyone else in the fleet, some 265 nautical miles to Camper's 247,... [more]
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Olympic Windsurfers offer support for Kiteboarding's Olympic Bid
Markus Schwendtner,
After the results from the ISAF Kiteboarding Trials in Santander have been published, the IKA's Olympic Campaign gains some unexpected momentum by getting support from the windsurfers themselves.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2012 – Loved by the sailors and growing rapidly
Sail Port Stephens event media,
Sail Port Stephens, one of Australia's fastest growing regattas, attracted a record 165 entries in 2012. While it competes for precious holiday time with many established regattas around the Asia Pacific, the event does have a very bright future.... [more]
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Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta - Unique all female crew regatta
AWKR,
The Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta is an annual event held by the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, Victoria. The event was created by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron to give women at all experience levels an opportunity to manage, helm and crew boats in a professional, highly competitive environment.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Aussies take 470 lead + Video
Craig Heydon,
On day three of the Semaine Olympique Francaise in Hyeres, Australian sailors Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have taken the lead in the 470 men's class as strong winds again limited racing. Gusts above 30 knots meant that just the 470, Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X classes were able to complete their full quota of races.... [more]
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Musto Skiff Regatta at Black Rock YC
Richard Ekburg,
Musto Skiff Regatta held at Black Rock Yacht Club was the last event on the 2011-12 season calendar. We shared the course with I14s, B14s and Moths in the annual skiff get together.... [more]
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Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 – Enter online Now
Airlie Beach Race Week media,
The Notice of Race for Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 is now able to download from the event website at www.airliebeachraceweek.com.au and online entries are now being accepted. Competitors will need to book directly with Abel Point Marina to secure their berth.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Back on form and enjoying the breeze
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
The second day of the 2012 Semaine Olympique Francaise was a long one on the water for the sailors. In order to catch up with the racing schedule, after yesterday's cancelled races, sailing started early and finished late in the afternoon.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Aussies remain on form in Hyeres + Video
Craig Heydon,
On the second day of the Semaine Olympique Francaise, Australian sailors have picked up where they left off with a number of crews recording wins. The 470 men's crew of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, and Laser sailor Tom Burton finished the day with perfect scorecards, two wins from two races.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2012 images by John Curnow
John Curnow images,
John Curnow was out on the water at Sail Port Stephens 2012 capturing the offshore action at the NSW IRC Championships.... [more]
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F16 Nationals - Waterhouse and Darmanin supreme
Adrian Fawcett - Aus-f16.blogspot.com,
The Australian F16 fleet is going from strength to strength with Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin leading the charge.... [more]
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Marine Rescue offshore training exercise turns into rescue operation
Ken McManus,
Marine Rescue Shellharbour offshore training exercise turned into a quick-response rescue operation when the crew of a sinking boat made a Mayday call on Saturday morning. The half-cabin boat with two fishermen on board had begun taking on water in choppy seas with big swells about two nautical miles off Shellharbour and the bilge pump had failed.... [more]
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Save our Seas on a new Crusade
Ian Thomson,
Since Ian Thomson smashed the solo around Australia World Record in June 2010 under the banner of SOS Ocean Racing, he has been on a crusade to change the way people treat the ocean through creating awareness and educating our youth.... [more]
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42nd Corsair Australian Titles venue announced
Mitchell Tucker,
The 2012 Corsair Australian Championships will be hosted by Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club at Boreen Point from the 30th of September to the fifth of October this year. The class has enjoyed a long history with LCSC, with the club last hosting the Nationals in 03/04 and annually handing out the Corsair Cup as a part of the Mono Masters regatta every December.... [more]
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Jeff Brown and 007 set to take on stronger winds
Ian Grant,
Whitsunday Sailing Club President Jeff Brown has a confident smile whenever a moderate trade wind blows at a steady velocity over the Whitsunday Passage. He instinctively accepts the stronger winds are more suitable to his personal style when he skippers the ageing 007 in the mid-week club sprint race point score series on Pioneer Bay.... [more]
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ISAF World Cup Hyeres - Strong winds on opening day for Team GBR
Lindsey Bell,
ISAF World Cup Hyeres - Skandia Team GBR: Strong winds led to a disrupted opening day at the French World Cup regatta today, Sunday 22nd April, but in the events where racing was possible, Britain's top sailors made their first day count amid the breezy conditions.... [more]
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