Hammo 2012 - Team Australia bricks, AC45's, Moth Worlds and more

 
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 24 Aug 2012
 

Hammo 2012 - Team Australia bricks, AC45's, Moth Worlds and more


The bang asshe hit was not as loud, to be sure, as when Sean's skiff on steroids hit the reef off Plum Pudding Islet in the Coral Sea Race many years ago.

Mist in Fitzallan Passage - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2102  Dale Lorimer

Yesterday a thick blanket of fog delayed the Hammo action but today there was fog early. It disappeared in time for racing. Now there is just moist air, with low cloud. It's been from 170 at 10 knots, but now it's going easterly and lighter.

Wild Oats XI in the mist - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2102  Dale Lorimer


And our detailed coverage will continue.

Most of the Australian SB20 fleet contesting Audi Hamilton Island Race Week will be back in December to pit their skills against the world's best at the UON SB20 World Championships. from Dec 13 to 21st when a fleet of about sixty of the one design boats is expected.

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2012 is these days a must do regatta. The first race in the series is just a week away and the first round of entries close today. Late entries will be accepted. www.magneticislandraceweek.com.au If you can't be there this year, mark your calendar for 2013.

The America's Cup World Series San Francisco continued Thursday with the home team, Oracle Team USA, putting on a show for their fans. The US team with Australian James Spithill and New Zealand's Russell Coutt's skippering took the top two spots in the first race and lead the fleet racing standings at the AC World Series San Francisco at the end of the day two.

Aboard ORACLE TEAM USA SPITHILL - America's Cup World Series 2012  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©


Day 4 at the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships on Lake Garda, Italy. Australian Scott Babbage is dominating the 125 boat Moth fleet. Behind him there is a three-way tie for second place between Joshua McKnight (AUS), Bora Gulari (USA) and Anthony Kotoun (BVI).

Scott Babbage ahead of Josh McKnight  Martina Orsini


Plenty more news and have a great weekend, the final day of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week looks like it's going to be a cracker.

We will have a glass of Robert Oatley Shiraz for you!! Tonight and tomorrow night.

Yes I know, it is very noble of us....

Its just what we do!!!

23/08/2012, San Francisco (USA,CA), 34th America's Cup, America's Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 August, Race Day 2  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©

America's Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 August, Race Day 2  ACEA / Gilles Martin-Raget ©

The first boat to enter, Garry Holder's ID35, 'The Real Thing - pic by Damian Devine - 2013 Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta  Damian Devine

23/08/2012, San Francisco (USA,CA), 34th America's Cup, America's Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 August, Race Day 2  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©


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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Dale Lorimer's Images of Day 7
Dale Lorimer,
It was an unusual day on the water for Day 7, with a low lying mist shrouding Fitzallan Passage entirely and forcing the IRC fleet to move west of Dent Island in order to be able to race in clear visibility. Here are some of Dale Lorimer's images of yesterday's racing in some extraordinary light.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Day 3 ACWS San Francisco - Home team scores big time
Bob Fisher,
Day 3: As is the established pattern of ACWS racing, the day opened with two quarter-final matches in which both Luna Rossa teams made their exit. Luna Rossa-Swordfish, skippered by Paul Campbell-James was comprehensively beaten by Terry Hutchinson with the Artemis Racing-White team... [more]
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First entries in for the 2013 Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta
Damian Devine,
With the release of the 2013 Pittwater & Coffs Harbour regatta NoR and online entry system a couple of weeks ago, three entries have now been received with plenty more expected in the coming weeks.... [more]
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SB20 Worlds - Shaping up at Hamilton Island
Lisa Ratcliff,
Most of the Australian SB20 fleet contesting Audi Hamilton Island Race Week will be back in December for the SB20 World Championships. Up to 60 one design 20-footers will be shipped from around Australian and the globe to Hamilton Island for the class' world title fight, to be staged from December 13 to 21.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week forecast and course changes
Lisa Ratcliff/Kenn Batt,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week fleet is likely to experience a repeat of yesterday's weather. There's been a change in the program for the Audi IRC Australian championship fleet.... [more]
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2012 Moth Worlds day 4 - Babbage takes qualifier series + Videos
Pierre Orphanidis,
A three-way tie for second place between Joshua McKnight, Bora Gulari and Anthony Kotoun promises three days of intense and exciting races at the Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds on Lake Garda, Italy. Scott Babbage would have needed a poor last day of the qualifiers to put his lead in jeopardy. jeopardy.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - South Pacific Trophy contest
Stephanie Hobbs,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day six and there is an ever-present rivalry simmering away. The contest is on for the South Pacific Trophy, and three boat teams from New Zealand and Australia are going head-to-head.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series – Ainslie through to quarter finals
Ben Ainslie,
America's Cup World Series 2012-13 is being held in San Francisco from August 21st until August 26th 2012. Ben Ainslie provides an update on the first day of racing. So, having won both of our matches against Team Korea, we're through to the next stage of the match racing series, the quarter finals.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race week day 6 images by Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini images,
a foggy start to day 6 of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Once out on the race course Andrea Francolini not only captured the day's action but managed (as always it seems) to spot the whales!... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week - Black Jack scores second overall win
Lisa Ratcliff/AHIRW media,
On Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day six, after leaving the rolling mist behind and moving to a new course area in the Whitsunday Passage, the IRC classes managed one windward/leeward race this afternoon in a light southerly breeze before being granted an early mark by the race committee.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton island Race Week - A change of plans
Lisa Ratcliff,
A thick blanket of fog rolled on to the Audi IRC Australian Championship racetrack this morning shrouding the readying fleet.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series San Francisco - Action on the bay
Jane Eagleson,
The America's Cup World Series opened in San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon. It was a good day for Luna Rossa. Both Max Sirena's Swordfish and Chris Draper's Piranha crews won their matches 2-0.... [more]
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September's Auckland On Water Boat Show perfect for boating fans
Marine NZ,
The late September running of the Auckland On Water Boat Show offers a perfect lead-in to summer boating activities for boating enthusiasts of all persuasions.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 5 weather
Kenn Batt,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 5 - Warnings: Nil Warnings current at time of issue. A high pressure system currently centred in the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge of high pressure over Queensland.... [more]
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Audi Hamiton Island Race Week day 6 - Light wind forecast
Lisa Ratcliff/Ian Grant,
A high pressure system currently centred in the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge of high pressure over Queensland likely to result in light south east trending east winds for day 6 of Audi Hamiton Island Race Week.... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds - Babbage extends lead on Day 3 + Video
Pierre Orphanidis,
On Day 3 of the Zhik Moth World Championship, the 125-strong fleet faced a wide range of conditions that started with a 25-knot 'Peler' and 1-meter waves early in the morning, to a dying 'Ora' late in the afternoon that forced the race committee to shorten the last race. Babbage dominated once again and extended his lead, but the day's story is certainly Anthony Kouton.... [more]
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Student Yachting World Cup - La Rochelle action + Video
Michalis Pateniotis,
The 2012 Student Yachting World Cup, the biggest student yachting event, is set to take place in La Rochelle, France from the 27th October to the 3rd November. More than 150 students from 15 Universities all around the world will be there to claim the title. USA, China, France, Great Britain are just some of the many countries taking part.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings for the 22 August 2012
ISAF,
The ISAF World Match Race Rankings for the 22 August 2012 have been released. There is no change at the top of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings with 2011 World Champion Ian Williams (GBR) holding firm at the number one position in the open rankings and Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) staying put at the top of the women's rankings.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series – Ben Ainslie plays catch up
Ben Ainslie,
America's Cup World Series 2012-13 is being held in San Francisco from August 21st until August 26th 2012. Today was the last day of practice.... [more]
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Dean's Diary: ACWS - Barker downplays capsize in San Francisco
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup World Series: Today was the official practice day for this event in SF. Plan was for two match races and then some fleet race starts and race. Unfortunately for us it was a short day after capsizing in our first race against Artemis.... [more]
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America's Cup: Images of Artemis Racing's AC72 unload in San Francisco
Sander van der Borsch,
The second AC72 to be unveiled was shown off today in San Francisco, when Artemis Racing unloaded their AC72. She will now await the arrival of her wingsail before undergoing sea trials in USA.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère DCNS in San Francisco on standby
Stéphanie André,
Deprived of a favourable weather window over the short term for her bid to break the Transpacific record (Los Angeles - Honolulu), 'Hydroptère DCNS crew left their base in Long Beach to continue training in San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race - Major sponsor confirmed
Gosford SC,
Hempel Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race - The Gosford Sailing Club is pleased to announce that Hempel will continue their association with the coveted Category One Bluewater Classic. The Hempel Group is a leader in the production and sales of protective coatings within the Decorative, Protective, Marine, Container and Yacht market segments.... [more]
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Spring into Twilight Sailing at Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Alana Whitting,
Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) is excited to announce dates for Twilight Sailing in 2012-13 with Twilight racing taking place at the Club on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Long day at the office for some
Lisa Ratcliff,
Yesterday's 63 nautical mile Club Marine Classic Long Race pitted the super multihull, IRC and Performance Racing divisions against the clock.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series San Francisco - Capsize images
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Emirates Team New Zealand and China Team capsize images from top international photographer Carlo Borlenghi... [more]
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