Laser Worlds, final race happening now at RQ, Volvo & America's Cup

 
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 04 Jul 2012
 

Laser Worlds, final race happening now at RQ, Volvo & America's Cup

Oracle Team USA - America's Cup World Series Newport 2012  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©


33 year old Aussie James Spithill has just won the America's Cup World Match Racing series. His Oracle Team USA now heads home to its base at Pier 80 in San Francisco for the next four months with a full slate of activities on the schedule. The team's first AC72 will begin sailing next month, and the first regatta of the 2012-13 America's Cup World Series is scheduled Aug. 23-26. It'll be the first time that America's Cup racing will be featured on the Bay. We will bring you all the detail on the AC72's as they hit the water.

Jimmy Spithill - Oracle Team USA  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©


While much attention was rightly focused on Volvo Ocean Race winner Groupama, Australian skipper Chris Nicholson of emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) deserves a call out for a brilliant down-to-the wire win in Leg Nine—the team's first offshore leg win of the race.

CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, skipper Chris Nicholson from Australia is greeted on the dock by his family, after winning leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)  Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race©


This win propelled ETNZ into second place overall, provisionally nudging skipper Ken Read and his Puma Ocean Racing team down to third place by a margin of six points. Be sure to check out the full VOR multimedia report, as well as plenty of great image galleries, inside, and stay tuned for more about this weekend's final in-port race.

Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, arrive to a huge spectator crowd, winning the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, after securing second place on leg 9 from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)  Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race©


Ahead we have the Farr 40 Worlds, the Laser Radial Mens Worlds at RQ and the rev up for the Weymouth regatta continues.

Two-time Australian Farr 40 Class Champion Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, also the class' current world champion, contest the Rolex Farr 40 North Americans on Transfusion   Kurt Arrigo/Rolex ©


Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team



Holy Cow! Airlie Beach Race Week veterans enjoy the adventure
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week media,
We don't know which one we enjoy more - the cruise up or Airlie Beach Race Week itself' commented Sydney sailors John and Kim Clinton.... [more]
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Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron - 150 years strong and celebrating
Pater Campbell,
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Australia's senior yacht club, on Sunday July 8 2012 will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its foundation. Members and their guests will celebrate the Squadron's Sesquicentenary with a garden party on the sweeping lawns below its clubhouse on the eastern shores of Kirribilli, Sydney.... [more]
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Helly Hansen Winter Series photos from Alex McKinnon
Alex McKinnon,
Helly Hansen Winter Series 2012. Photographs taken by Alex McKinnon.... [more]
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2012 Farr 40 North American Championship preview
Farr 40 Class Association,
Farr 40 class contests will contest the 2012 Rolex North American Championship from July 4-7 in the City by the Sea, Newport R.I.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 accommodation options - book now
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2012? We now have some popular options on special over Race Week.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Gold Medallists return to defend titles
ISAF,
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is to be held from 12th to 21st July 2012 in Dublin, Ireland and is set to welcome back 2011 gold medallists in the SL16 and 29er. Martin Lowy and Kim Andrade (BRA) head to Dublin, Ireland to defend the SL16 title they comprehensively won in Zadar, Croatia last year whilst Spain's Carlos Robles and Florian Trittel (ESP) will be aiming to do the double.... [more]
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Laser Radials Youth World Champions 2012– Day 5 blown away
www.Sail-World.com,
The 2012 Laser Radial Youth World Championship are being sailed out of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on Moreton Bay Brisbane Queensland, with sailors from 19 countries competing in the under 17 and under 19 Boys and Girls championships. Today was Day 5 and early in the afternoon Principal Race Officer Wilson delivered sad news.... [more]
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Ensign Ship Brokers appointed as distributors for Bavaria Yachts
Tracey Goodwin,
Ensign Ship Brokers have recently been appointed distributors for Bavaria Yachts and Bavaria Powerboats throughout Australia by Bavaria Sail and Bavaria Power Australia. Ensign Ship Brokers have been given exclusive selling rights for the Eastern Australian Seaboard and also Victoria for Bavaria yachts and powerboats.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race finish in Galway - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Leighton O'Connor images,
Photographer Leighton O'Connor was on hand in Galway, Ireland to capture the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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Maritime Alert - Dangerous surf conditions along NSW Coast
NSW Maritime,
NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has issued an alert following a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions from Batemans Bay to Tweed Heads from tomorrow.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 secures overall victory
Volvo Ocean Race,
Franck Cammas and his crew score a historic Volvo Ocean Race victory. Groupama 4 is the first French boat to compete in the event since 1993.... [more]
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If Sailors are your audience – Advertise with Sail-World NOW!!
Brendan Maxwell,
Marine businesses have to advertise online. And preferably with us. It makes sense after all - to sell to sailors, you have to advertise where the sailors are!! Please email us on advertising@sail-world.com if you'd like to discuss any of these packages or call us on 02 4977 2116.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper wins Leg 9, Groupama overall winner
Richard Gladwell,
The Spanish/New Zealand entry in the Volvo Ocean Race has won Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, crossing the finish line at 0100UTC, in Galway, Ireland. Groupama (Franck Cammas) finished second behind Camper, assuring the French team of her overall win in the 39,000nm classic.... [more]
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Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron - 150 years strong and celebrating
Pater Campbell,
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Australia's senior yacht club, on Sunday July 8 2012 will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its foundation. Members and their guests will celebrate the Squadron's Sesquicentenary with a garden party on the sweeping lawns below its clubhouse on the eastern shores of Kirribilli, Sydney.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series - Race 9 images from Beth Morley
Anna Parker, Sail-World.com,
Audi Winter Series 2012. Race 9 images taken by photographer Beth Morley.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Day 2 - Camper takes cliffhanger in Galway
Sail-World and Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race are running a series of updates on progress on the final 550nm Leg 9 of the race to finish in Galway, Ireland. Camper has won the ninth Leg and her first leg win of the Volvo Ocean Race. Groupama has finished second and confirmed her overall win in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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WMRT Stena Match Cup Sweden - Yanmar Racing leads
WMRT,
In the Alpari World Match Racing Tour's Stena Match Cup Sweden, several skippers have started strongly with Tour stalwart Peter Gilmour finishing the day as the man to beat on four victories and a loss whilst Australian Keith Swinton also staked an early claim in the race to win in his adopted home country.... [more]
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Laser Radial Youth Championships Day 4 - The battles continue
www.sail-world.com,
Sailors from 19 countries are competing in the Laser Radials Youth World Championships 2012 being sailed out of Brisbane's Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series Newport huge success for Oracle Team USA
Tim Jeffery,
America's Cup World Series Newport - Oracle Team USA CEO Russell Coutts stood giving an interview to a reporter, reflecting on the final day of racing when team skipper Jimmy Spithill sidled up next to him. 'Nice work you old bugger. Hey, you still got a few tricks in you. How you feeling, alright?' said Spithill... [more]
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2012 Australian Yachting Awards nominations now open
Yachting Australia,
Nominations are now open for the 2012 Australian Yachting Awards, recognising outstanding achievements in the sport of sailing during the last year.... [more]
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Melges 32 European Championship images by Guido Trombetta
Guido Trombetta images,
Guido Trombetta images from the Melges 32 European Championship.... [more]
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Victorian BIA endorses new regs and fines for Australian boaters
Clyde Batty,
The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) today announced support for the Marine Safety Regulations 2012 which are set to come into effect on July 1st 2012.... [more]
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Laser Radial Youth World Championships 2012 – Day 3
Sail-World.com,
Two races sailed yesterday at the 2012 Laser Radial Youth World Championships, being staged from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Brisbane, Australia.... [more]
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Newport - Bermuda Race: Rambler's record ride - Onboard Video
Rambler crew,
Join the crew of the 90ft Rambler as they break the record for the Newport to Bermuda Race 2012. This on board video tells how it was onboard the mighty Rambler 90 USA 25555. See and hear their record breaking run as the team sent the boat through the Gulf Stream and down into Bermuda.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Day 4 ACWS Newport - The Master beats the Apprentice
Bob Fisher,
Day 4: The Gods have smiled on the Newport Chamber of Commerce - another hot, sunny day with a slowly building sea breeze - and a capacity crowd of 10,000 spectators at Fort Adams to see not only the final of the match racing and the culminating fleet race of the 2011/2012 season but also the air drop by the Red Bull air force - like gigantic seagulls falling from the sky.... [more]
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Yachting Victoria Awards Night at Sandringham Yacht Club
Kate Gostlow,
The Yachting Victoria Awards Night was held at Sandringham Yacht Club on Friday 22nd June. Congratulations to all nominees and winners.... [more]
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Oracle Team USA Spithill win the 2011-12 AC World Series Championship
Sail-World,
The final day of racing in both the Match Racing and Fleet racing for the America's Cup World Series, was staged today in Newport, RI, USA. The regatta was also the final round in the the 2011-12 America's Cup World Series, sailed in AC45 catamarans. Sailing off Fort Adams, Newport, both races were sailed in front of a large number of spectators, who lined the flat water, largely enclosed cours... [more]
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Farr 40 North American Championship - Teams ready for battle
Jan Harley,
The Farr 40 North American Championship is set to take place from 4-7 July in Newport, Rhode Island. The Farr 40 class is ready to contest the fourth event in the class's 2012 US Circuit Championship on the storied waters of Narragansett Bay - which will mark the first time that Farr 40s have raced the locale since the 2006 world championship.... [more]
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Inner Spring Regatta at Newcastle Cruising YC – Entries open
Richard Howard,
Forgacs Defence Inner Spring Regatta is being held at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) over the weekend of 7th to 9th September 2012. NCYC invites skippers to enter. The regatta format will be a Friday afternoon pursuit race followed by three windward leeward short offshore races on the Saturday and a double points 25-30 nautical mile passage race on the Sunday for the Grand Prix Division... [more]
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Vale Darren Dunkley-Smith
Jeni Danks,
It is with great sadness that the Olympic community is advised of the sudden and tragic passing of Darren Dunkley-Smith. For many years Darren was the President and driving force of the 470 Class Association in Australia. His drive and enthusiasm for the sport then saw Darren elected as Vice President and subsequently President of the International Class Association.... [more]
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ACWS Team New Zealand capsize images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi images,
America's Cup World Series. Team New Zealand capsize images from day 1 of the series in Newport by photographer Carlo Borlenghi.... [more]
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