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 11 Jun 2012
 

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Interesting that this news has not hit the Australian mainstream media, given that on this performance Sailing could once again be the second most successful London 2012 Olympic sport. Have to get the sailors into Speedos if that is not illegal.

Sail-World has been on the water for the last three days in Mooloolaba, at the ADCO Etchells Australasian Championships been some very interesting racing, as you will see from our coverage.

As well as the Etchells racing in solid seas we enjoyed interviewing Jessica Watson, now studying at University and looking forward to the Northern sailing series.

We were the event media, as we are for many of the key Australian sailing events and we had a record TV involvement with the event this year. We have Channel 10 Queensland wide doing the weather from an Etchells and we had Channel 7 and Win TV – 9 both with us twice. Their camera teams did it hard offshore but their support was very good overall, with extended sports feature pieces. High quality general media coverage like this makes sponsors smile and that is good for the events and sailing overall.

Matthew Chew and his winning crew ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Championship 2012  ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Media

We will be back in Queensland again later this month for the Laser Radial Youth and Mens World Championships. Then it's off to the Olympics.

In the Volvo Ocean Race, Puma led the fleet out towards the Atlantic as Leg 8, the penultimate offshore stage of the race, got underway from the Portuguese capital Lisbon, bound for Lorient, France.

Puma Ocean Racing powered by BERG, Leg 8, Day 1 - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12  Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race©

News from the Clipper Round the World Race Australian Womens Keelboat regatta, the Audi Winter series and more,

Enjoy the news.


Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team



Jessica Watson – hard work is the key
ADCO Etchells Australasian Winters media,
Sailing adventurer, 2011 Young Australian of the Year and certainly Australia's most famous teenager Jessica Watson lives on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. We took the opportunity to catch up with the busy 19 year old.... [more]
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Sail for Gold - Aussies claim four gold medals
Craig Heydon,
On the closing day of Sail for Gold, the last event in Weymouth ahead of next month's London 2012 Olympic Games, Australian sailors won four gold medals and a silver medal. The final day haul included gold medals for Laser sailor Tom Slingsby, 470 pair Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, 49er crew Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, and Women's Match Racers Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty... [more]
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Victor Kovalenko honoured with an Order of Australia Medal
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Head Coach, Victor Kovalenko, has been recognised for his contributions to the sport of sailing with an Order of Australia Medal in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours. Kovalenko, 61, has played a significant role in the development of the current group of Australian World and Olympic Champion sailors with his contribution key to the country's continual success... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Class40 Sec. Hayai crosses Leg 5 finish
Oliver Dewar,
In the Global Ocean Race, at 21:54:44 GMT (23:54:44 local) on Sunday, the fourth and final double-handed Class40, Sec. Hayai, crossed the finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne, France, with the Dutch father-and-son duo of Nico and Frans Budel taking fourth place in Leg 5 and fourth place overall.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica closes in on Puma
Volvo Ocean Race,
Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race is now underway with Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg leading the fleet out of Lisbon at noon GMT today. The Puma crew comfortably led the fleet away from the coast of Portugal and at 1900GMT tonight are still in the lead though they are being pressed hard by Telefonica who are just 0.4 nautical miles behind.... [more]
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Zwitserleven Round Texel Race - Brouwer and Samama victorious
Diana Bogaards,
In the Zwitserleven Round Texel Race, female helmsman Carolijn Brouwer (BEL) with crew Wouter Samama (NED) have emerged victorious. This is a historical victory, because Brouwer is the first female helmsman to claim the overall trophy on corrected time. Dutchmen Xander Pols and Stefan Dubbeldam took line honours and finished second overall.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Sailors bid adieu to Lisbon
Volvo Ocean Race,
The teams in the Volvo Ocean Race left the dock at Lisbon just before midday local time, ready for the penultimate Leg 8 on what has turned out to be the closest ever Volvo Ocean Race. Here are some final thoughts from the competing teams.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - Edmond de Rothschild takes second
Translated by Kate Jennings,
After Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series, it is now three podiums in a row for the Edmond de Rothschild Group! After four days of lively, windy competition on the Marmara Sea, the catamaran fitted out by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has secured second place in the event.... [more]
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PSA Factory Clearance Sale – 2 days only - June 15-16
Jason Goulding,
Performance Sailcraft Australia are having their first ever Factory Clearance Sale. We are throwing open the doors to our factory showroom and letting you in for some great never to be repeated bargains. Huge savings on........ [more]
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Nacra Infusion Worlds Overall
Marjolein Brandt - Amended,
Nacra Infusion World Championships 2012 came to an early end on Friday. Day 1 leaders and defending Champions coming into the event Coen de Koning and Thijs Visser ended with the same score as the winners. But Larsen and Frank took four bullets on day two, enough to be crowned the new world champions.... [more]
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Top sailors wear Zhik: The world's top sailors up close - Video
Juerg Kaufmann,
Top Swiss photographer Juerg Kaufmann worked with some of the world's top sailors to come up with this video, with a lot of onboard and close up images, and some very unique angles. Noted for taking a different approach to the art of photography, and sailing videos for the past year, step aboard to see Robert Sheidt (BRA) and other top sailors as you have never seen them before.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series - Tight competition
Jennifer Crooks,
Audi Winter Series - Race seven, a non-pointscore race, got underway today, Sunday 10th June. It was short and sweet for the 51 competitors. A chilly and rainy winter's day meant the forecast of 15 knots did not eventuate but it was sweet victory for those that did brave the conditions to take podium places.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Class40 Phesheya-Racing cross Leg 5 finish
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race (GOR) 2011-12 Class40 Phesheya-Racing, skippered by the South African duo of Phillippa Hutton-Squire and Nick Leggatt, crossed the Leg 5 finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne at 23:40:21 GMT on Saturday 9 June (01:40:21 Sunday 10 June local)... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Double Olympic medallist slams vital Umpire Call
Sail-World,
The tension in the Volvo Ocean Race boiled over today, after the InPort race in Lisbon, Portugal, when a controversial penalty soon after the start, relegated former overall race leader, Telefonica back to sixth place in the race. The incident came seconds after the start, when Telefonica sailed through to leeward of Puma Ocean Racing (Ken Read).... [more]
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More bullets than the confectionery isle. AWKR Day Two.
John Curnow,
With a collection of bullets just about as sweet as the ones that come in the bags that adorn the supermarket isle, it is Penfold Audi Sport in front after Day Two of the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta on Melbourne's Port Phillip.... [more]
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Noumea Race Day 9: - The final day and report - Update @ 2100hrs
Richard Gladwell,
The final finisher in the Evolution Sails Sail Noumea 2012 race crossed the finish line off Noumea, this afternoon. Iolanthe II, the last finisher in the race crossed the line under jib and storm trysail, after breaking her boom in the middle of the race. Due to a broken boom, she is sailing under headsail alone, and is making 4.70kts.... [more]
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ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Championship - Final showdown
ADCO Etchells Australasian Winters media,
The final day of the 2012 ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Championship began in overcast conditions. Race 5 was a clean start and Mark Thornburrow, four up from the pin, got the best start while series leader Matthew Chew and fellow podium contender Peter McNeill (Iris 11) were buried.... [more]
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ADCO Etchells Australasian Winters day 3 - Can GT take the fast lane?
ADCO Etchells Australasian Winters media,
Last night Graeme (GT) Taylor, the 2008 Etchells Australasian Winter Championship winner explained, slightly tongue in cheek, just how he plans to win his second winter title (no one skipper has yet achieved this result at this event).... [more]
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IODA Optimist Asian Championships 2012 win to Singapore
Tracey Walters,
Trincomalee on the east coast of Sri Lanka, IODA and the Yachting Association of Sri Lanka has hosted an extremely successful Asian Optimist Championships from 2-10 June. Teams from all over Asia have raced a tough windy regatta of twelve races over the past week.... [more]
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Sail for Gold Regatta – Medal race day overall + Video
Jo Grindley,
Skandia Sail for Gold - One storm had passed, but another was brewing and the drama was just beginning on medal race day. There were ten classes and thirty medals to decide, and not one of them was a certainty. After a week of tumultuous weather, the sun finally came out and the wind moderated to a perfect 15 knots for the opening races, building to a fresh 20-22 knots for the final medals.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Women's Match Racing title winner announced
ISAF,
Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, is currently underway in Weymouth, Great Britain. Today, Saturday 9th June, Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi (USA) have taken the Women's Match Racing ISAF Sailing World Cup title.... [more]
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Sail for Gold Regatta – Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold for Australia
Jo Grindley,
Skandia Sail for Gold - Australia storms home in four classes at Olympic venue. There were ten classes and thirty medals to decide, and not one of them was a certainty. After a week of tumultuous weather, the sun finally came out and the wind moderated to a perfect 15 knots for the opening races, building to a fresh 20-22 knots for the final medals.... [more]
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Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta - Tasmanians dominate
Peter Campbell,
Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta, organised by the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, got underway today on Melbourne's Port Phillip. Tasmanian yachtswomen have dominated results winning the first two races on corrected time in all three handicap categories, AMS, IRC and PHS.... [more]
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Sperry Top-Sider: The Thirty Second Decision
Greg Nicoll,
The 30 second decision was re-enforced by Craig Reingold, President of Sperry Top-Sider. Sperry's sponsorship of the US Sailing Team 'is the milestone, a monumental event in the 75 year history of the Sperry Top-Sider brand' said Craig Reingold, President of Sperry Top-Sider.... [more]
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Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta day 1 - Wet and cold, but happy
John Curnow,
Paul Pascoe is the Principal Race Officer for the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta. ‘It was a grey old day in Melbourne, as per the forecast and we got our 10-12 knots, too. The kite drops at the bottom mark for the first time were a bit interesting, with several boats losing places.'... [more]
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ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Championship day 2 - A testing time
ADCO Etchells Australasian Winters media,
On day 2 of the ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Championship competitors were presented conditions similar to those of yesterday. The fleet went into sequence for the first start of the day. With a solid rain squall to the north of the course and sun shining through the clouds, racing commenced for race 3 of the series.... [more]
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Been sailing all her life - Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta
John Curnow,
For all 22 years of her life, the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta (AWKR) has been happily racing away on Melbourne's Port Phillip over the Queen's Birthday Weekend.... [more]
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Asian Optimist Championship 2012 underway
IODA,
Asian Optimist Championship 2012 is hosted by Yachting Association of Sri Lanka. Just one day of competition is left. Countries include China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Sri Lanka, Malaysia plus Australia, Czech Republic, New Zealand and USA from outside of Asia... [more]
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Zwitserleven Sailing Week - Bundock and Van Leeuwen victorious
Diana Bogaards,
The Texel Dutch Open and World Championships Nacra Infusion came to an early close on Friday June 8th due to strong southwesterlies. Thus, the results of the second day of both championships also mean the final results. With seven races, both championships are valid and the winners have been crowned.... [more]
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ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Championship: Chew leads after day 1
ADCO Etchells Australasian Winters media,
Under grey skies the 2012 ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Championship fleet sailed up the Mooloolah River this morning for race 1 of the championship series. After two races were completed today, Matthew Chew and his Gen X Y crew Ashley Deeks and Brian Donovan (4,1) lead the regatta on a count back from Mark Bulka on Perfect Balance (2,3).... [more]
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