America’s Cup, Heaven and more

 
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 03 Oct 2012
 

America's Cup, Heaven and more


Bob is certainly the top writer on the America's Cup and is in San Francisco, CA, USA for the sixth round of the America's Cup World Series and he is writing for Sail-World on the upcoming series.

Don't miss his reports on Sail-World – today he writes on Day Z minus One.

26/08/2012,San Francisco(USA,CA), 34th America's Cup, America's Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 August, Final Race Day  ACEA / Gilles Martin-Raget ©


The seventh annual Heaven Can Wait regatta proved to be a huge success with a record fleet sailing the One Lap Dash, the 12 Hour Race, and 24 hour race having a record fleet.

Buckle Up - Heaven Can Wait 2012  Margare French

The 12 and 24 hour races were was sailed under a full moon and this is set to continue in the years ahead with the move of the race to November, moving each year to Saturday night closest to the full moon. At the same time the race is amalgamating with the Royal Motor Yacht Club's 30 mile race, part of the combined Lake Macquarie Club point score series.

The Yachting Australia awards this year will be the biggest ever, just look at the Male Sailor of the Year nominations - Australia's three London 2012 Olympic Games gold medal winning crews go up against each other for the award. The finalists are Tom Slingsby, Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, and Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, with all five also named as finalists in the 2012 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award.

Lots more news today.
Gold medalist Iain Jensen and Tom Slingsby during the street parade to welcom the Olympic Sailing team - AUDI HAMILTON ISLAND RACE WEEK 2012   Craig Greenhill Saltwater Images © Copyright


Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team



Australian Yachting Awards finalists announced
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Yachting Awards 2012 are being held at the Byron Kennedy Hall at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, Sydney, on Friday 26 October. The Awards have been relocated to this venue in anticipation of a high demand following a very successful year for Australian sailing.... [more]
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The third and final day at the Yachting NSW Youth Championships
Mainsheet Media,
The third and final day at the 2012 Nautilus Marine Yachting NSW Youth Championships brought sunny weather and light wind after the mixed conditions of the first two days. Keeping the competitors on shore right up until 10:00am to ensure that the breeze had settled in, the race officers brought them out into a relatively steady 10 knots.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Day Zero Minus One - Of Foiling, Facilities and Fans
Bob Fisher,
Day Zero minus One: With the second of the new-season America's Cup World Series regattas about to start, the focus has been on other aspects - the trials of the Oracle Team USA AC-72 being high on the list, and the tribulations of the America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA) right up there as well.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series set to light up San Francisco Bay
Irene Corosu,
The second America's Cup World Series San Francisco gets underway tomorrow with qualifying racing for the match racing championship. The following day, the first two of seven scheduled fleet races kick off the event championship, which concludes Sunday, Oct. 7, with a live nationwide broadcast on NBC.... [more]
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PWA Sylt World Cup - Miracle needed after dramatic twist
Chris Yates,
At the 2012 PWA Sylt World Cup, having spent the opening three days of the competition on the beach, the slalom sailors were finally unleashed onto the water today as they competed in winds between 8-20 knots. Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) enjoyed an excellent day as the Frenchman won back-to-back bullets to enhance his title challenge.... [more]
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RC44 World Championship - Grand finale action set for Rovinj
Jo Grindley,
The RC44 season will have its grand finale this week in Rovinj on Croatia's Istrian peninsula. In addition to this being the five event match racing and fleet racing series' 2012 showdown, it also stands alone as the class' World Championship.... [more]
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MOD70 European Tour - Foncia victorious in inaugural event
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
In the 2012 MOD70 European Tour, following more than 4400 miles of the five offshore racing stages and the 23 City Race series heats at four European Cities, Foncia's triumph was only secured in the final mile and 22 minutes of the course.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees announced
KPMS,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex are ecstatic to announce the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2012. ISAF received nominations for the 2012 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. The nominees are put forward based on achievements made during the qualifying period of 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait award images by Blake Middleton
Heaven Can Wait media,
Images of the 2012 Heaven Can Wait award winners by photographer Blake Middleton.... [more]
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NCYC Etchells Offshore Regatta - Chew and crew emerge victorious
Richard Howard,
The NCYC Etchells Offshore regatta was sailed off Newcastle over the Labor Day long weekend. Matt Chew skippering Gen XY from RQYS sailed an impressive regatta to win convincingly from Viken from RSYS and Tango from RBYC resulting in podium place representation by three different states.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA gets foiling on Day 4 + Video
Richard Gladwell,
Oracle Team USA has become the second AC team to get an AC72 up on foils. The team met the benchmark of foiling on their fourth day of sailing, as did Emirates Team NZ, last month.... [more]
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Flying Dutchman World Championship prizegiving
Richard Phillips,
At the 2012 Flying Dutchman World Championship, the final race (Race 9) was sailed in superb Santa Cruz sailing conditions with sunshine and 16 knots of wind. The race saw several changes in the top ten positions. After racing the sailors, organisers and volunteers celebrated in the Championship Marquee.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 2012 results
Heaven Can Wait media,
Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash One Lap Dash, 12 and 24 hour race results.... [more]
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Climate is altering the Great Barrier Reef
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies,
Satellite measurement of sea surface temperatures has yielded clear proof of major changes taking place in the waters of Australia's Great Barrier Reef over the past 25 years, marine scientists have found. The changes have big implications for the future management of the GBR and its marine protected areas.... [more]
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Job done with Marine Auctions. (Part I)
John Curnow,
One of the age-old truths in this life is that something is only worth what somebody else is willing to pay for it. Now if you're the type that can't handle the truth, it is probably better for you to close this window right now and go read something else.... [more]
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2012 SB20 Worlds are on their way !!
Rod Jones,
The UON 2012 SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island are fast approaching. The European teams have their boats in the containers and are awaiting uplift to the ships. Their containers start arriving in Brisbane early November before transiting north to the regatta venue Hamilton Island.... [more]
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Yachting NSW Youth Championships - What a difference a day makes!
Mainsheet Media,
After recording winds of over 34 knots on the abandoned race course on day one of the Nautilus Marine Yachting NSW Youth Championships, day two saw the sailors spend three hours in light and variable conditions before the first race. The 200 boats headed out onto Lake Macquarie from the boat park at Belmont 16ft Sailing Club with an almost sanguine attitude.... [more]
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Australians run riot, face liquor charges in Northwest Passage transit
Sail-World Cruising,
They didn't come from a sailing boat, but the alleged illegal behaviour, wild partying, harassment of wildlife and bounced cheques by a group of Australians on a powerboat in the Northwest Passage will affect all Australian cruising sailors in the future who try to transit the great Passage.... [more]
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Gosford J24 Classic Regatta once again a great success!
Paula / J24 Australia,
The Gosford J24 Classic Regatta was once again a great success with a fleet of thirteen making the huge effort to sail and trailer to Gosford from Sydney and Lake Macquarie. Saturday delivered very gusty westerlies with an average of 25 knots all day.... [more]
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Flashback of an intense month on l'Hydroptère DCNS + Video
Thomas Lesage,
l'Hydroptère DCNS arrived in San Francisco Bay a month ago, when the America's World Series regattas resumed between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Across several weeks, the flying sailors shared the technology of their 'flying carpet' with the American public and their training sessions with guests on board.... [more]
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Flying Dutchman World Championships day 8
Richard Phillips,
At the 2012 Flying Dutchman World Championship at Santa Cruz Yacht Club, going into the ninth race, second and third places were open as was fifth place and there were only four points separating seven boats any of which could finish sixth! The start was delayed due to various protests and requests for the International Jury decision regarding race 7 to be re-opened.... [more]
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