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 22 Jun 2012
 

Australia top World Cup circuit, Rolly Tasker sails away


Krystal Weir, Laser Radial - will we find more talented Australian Laser sailors at the Radial Youth Worlds in Brisbane next week?  Thom Touw ©


Next week the Performance Sailcraft Australia sponsored Laser Radial Youth Worlds starts at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, so far there are 67 young men and 33 young ladies in this fleet. We will bring you all the news and action.

Olympics 2016 Equipment The story of the ISAF vote lost by the Windsurfing fraternity to Kite boarding is rolling on, with more tales of delegates voting against their regions instructions continuing.

Richard Gladwell has provided a detailed analysis. Most extraordinary might have to be the vote by the Singaporean delegate, considering kite boating is totally banned in Singapore because of airport height restrictions.

Not sure where this will all go yet but we will have more interviews on this in the coming days.

Kites over Kiel Week  Thomas Eisenkrätzer

Meanwhile there was a Kiteboarding test event at Kiel Week.

Aussie sailing Legend Rolly Tasker died last night, aged 86. The Olympic silver medallist was a sail-making pioneer, who established his Phuket based sail-making business before most Australians had even thought about offshore manufacturing .

Rolly died peacefully in Australia at 2am today, his family says. His is survived by Kerry, his third wife, who makes a home on Phuket and in Western Australia.

Very bad news in the last few days as searchers failed to find the two missing Australian sailors Ian Thompson and Erwin Claus, after their cruising vessel Navillus ran aground on the verging reefs the island of Late, west of Vava'u, Tonga last Thursday night.

The Northern series is coming up fast. Have you entered yet???

If you know you are going, the Organisers, Clubs, Volunteers and Media would love you to enter NOW. You can make all the planning much easier if you enter as early as possible.

This year the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron will celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race

On linking from the Sydney to Southport Race, the 384 nautical mile Keppel race starts on Friday August 3rd, on Brisbane's Moreton Bay and finishes off the break wall at Keppel Bay Marina.

Wild Oats XI - Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race  Suellen Hurling


Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Race www.brisbanetokeppel.com.au

TelcoinaBox Airlie Beach Race Week www.airliebeachraceweek.com

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week www.magneticislandraceweek.com.au


Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team



ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings announced
ISAF,
Kieler-Woche, the final ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta 2011-12, was held in Germany at the Kieler Yacht Club. After the conclusion of the regatta in Kiel today the World Cup Standings have been decided. The Finn title was up for grabs in Kiel with Caleb Paine (USA) and Brendan Casey (AUS) fighting it out to claim the honours.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Further retributions follow 2016 Olympic Events vote
Richard Gladwell,
Protests and revelations continue to roll on the back of the controversial decision by a 19-17 vote by the ISAF Council at the Mid-Year Meeting in early May to select Kiteboarding as a 2016 Olympic event. After publication of the voting lists, the Spanish Federation were forced to issue an apology for the actions of Gerardo Seeliger, who it was said was confused by the voting system.... [more]
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Kiel Week - Casey takes Finn silver
Craig Heydon,
Casey went into the medal race three points behind leader, Estonian Deniss Karpak, with double points up for grabs in the final 10-boat race. The regatta was Casey final event before making his Olympic debut next month at London 2012.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup standings - Australians top three classes
Craig Heydon,
Australian sailors have had their best ever year in the ISAF Sailing World Cup, topping the final standings in 2011/2012 series in three classes.... [more]
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Satphone or SSB? - the arguments
Allan Riches/Sail-World,
Last week we published a story about Britain's MCA extending advice to a sailor on a 22ft boat who had been rescued in the Atlantic that it would have been advisable to have a satphone on board. No mention was made of an HF Radio. This week Allan Riches, long time mover and shaker behind Brunei Bay Radio and well-known to long range cruising sailors, writes the following article:... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Lilla victorious in Cruiser Division
Talbot Wilson,
In the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race, ‘Lilla', the big red Briand 76 (IRL7600) owned by Simon and Nancy De Pietro of Cork, Ireland and Mattapoisett MA, sailed a fast straight-forward race achieving victory in Class 13 in the Cruiser Division. ‘Lilla' also took first place in the whole Cruiser Division and will be presented with the Carleton Mitchell Finesterre Trophy for first place.... [more]
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Beneteau Queensland news: Name is changing, passion is untouched!
Florian Coroller,
Ensign Yachts based in Manly Brisbane, has had a buy out of their operation with senior management electing to retain and develop the Beneteau Queensland dealership.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica aims for a positive finish
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Telefónica skipper Iker Martínez says his Spanish team are focused on finishing the 2011-12 edition on a high after two broken rudders during Leg 8 from Lisbon to Lorient all but dashed their hopes of overall victory.... [more]
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Kiel Week - Kiteboarding makes it's Sailing World Cup debut
Markus Schwendtner,
Kieler-Woche hosted two Kiteboarding demonstrations in Kiel, Germany yesterday, Wednesday 20th June 2012. After Kiteboarding has been chosen as an event for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro at the ISAF mid-year meeting in Stresa, Italy, earlier this year, the new sailing discipline made it's first appearance during this final event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Kiel.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race fleet prepare for challenging conditions
Amy Martindale,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet are on day six of race thirteen from Nova Scotia to Derry-Londonderry. What a difference a day makes in the life of an ocean racer as the ten international teams have been doing all they can to keep approaching tropical storm ‘Chris' at bay.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère DCNS makes it into the Pacific
Thomas Lesage,
On Tuesday morning, l'Hydroptère DCNS cleared the Panama Canal aboard a cargo ship which is heading for Los Angeles, the starting point for her Transpacific Record attempt. 24 days have passed since she set out from Toulon at the end of May and, barring any unexpected circumstances, the flying trimaran, which is in good company on deck alongside some massive wind turbine blades, is set to reach... [more]
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Marine Auctions - 'Everything must be sold' auction Tweed Heads
Marine Auctions and Valuations,
Marine Auctions announce the Gomarine Tweed Heads 'Absolutely everything must be sold' auction on Tuesday 26th June 2012 at Tweed Heads. Further details and information at www.marineauctions.com.au... [more]
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Tonga wrecking: Search for crew from yacht is suspended
Sail-World,
The search for two men missing after their yacht was wrecked last Thursday near the island of Late, west of Vava'u, Tonga, has been suspended. An extensive air, sea, and land-based search coordinated by the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has failed to locate the two Australian men, both in their sixties.... [more]
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America's Cup: Fire blazes for several hours on Cup construction site
www.pressure-drop.us and Sail-World,
A blaze broke out in the bulkhead of San Francisco's Pier 29 at 1:50 PM and burned for several hours, forcing a 4 alarm response which closed down the Embarcadero and snarled traffic. The shed behind the bulkhead and the adjoining work going on at Pier 27 was not effected.... [more]
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Australian Youth Match Racing Championship 2012 NOR released
Craig Heydon,
The Notice of Race for the 2012 Australian Youth Match Racing Championship, which will be held in Tasmania, has been released by Yachting Australia.... [more]
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Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 fifth for Reignition
Corrie Gardner,
The 2012 Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week will be the fifth for Charles Wallis and his Murray 42 Reignition. With Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week just 50 days away, the crew will be working hard to settle back into sail trim, boat speed and crew work in order to be a strong contender on the line.... [more]
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ACWS - Training and statement on Pier 29 fire
ACWS,
The last event of the ACWS 2011-12 season commences next week. Below is the statement regarding fire at Pier 29 San Francisco on 20 June 2012.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series 2012 Race 7 images
Pierre Spee images,
For Race 7 of the CYCA's Audi Winter Series 2012 conditions were blustery, which led to some interesting spinnaker action.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship preview
ISAF,
The 2012 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship is set to take place from the 26-30 June in Gothenburg, Sweden in what will be the last big test for the Women's Olympic teams ahead of London 2012. Sixteen of the world's top 25 teams will take to the waters in Gothenburg with the twelve teams selected to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing amongst those who have been named.... [more]
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Parent speaks out on ISAF decision to cut windsurfing
Fran Finch,
In response to the ISAF Decision to exclude windsurfing from the 2016 Olympics in Rio: I am writing this as the parent of a young windsurfer who, in the debate about the decision by ISAF to axe windsurfing from the 2016 Olympics, seems largely unrepresented. Our daughter, Noelle, is 17 and the current female U17 RS:X European and World Champion.... [more]
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Hopes fade as searchers fail to find shipwrecked Australian sailors
Sail-World Round-up,
Hopes are fading after searchers combed a Tongan island with no sign of two Australian men missing since their yacht was wrecked last Thursday night.... [more]
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Calling all past and present Fireball sailors, Fireball has turned 50!
Chris Payne,
In 1959-60 Peter Milne of Norris Brothers, sketched a 16ft two man scow, that promised exciting performance.... [more]
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London 2012 Olympics – Unused sailing qualification places assigned
ISAF,
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition is being held in Great Britain from 29th July to 12th August. Sixty three nations will be represented after the unused qualification places were assigned. Tripartite places, which are aimed at the world's smallest National Olympic Committees, were assigned by the International Olympic Committee to the Cook Islands and St Lucia in the Laser Radial... [more]
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