Big everything – wind, waves, regatta and big chances

 
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 12 Oct 2012
 

Big everything – wind, waves, regatta and big chances


The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition runs from 29 July to 12 August and brings together 380 of the world's best sailors to race on Weymouth Bay.
Sailing made its Olympic debut in 1900 and has appeared at every Olympic Games since 1908.
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Big winds, big waves and snow on the ranges. Amazing weather on much of the Australian east coast and certainly not a time to be on the water.

So now is good time to be thinking about the summer, the Coffs Harbour Race, the three Hobart races and what is shaping as Australia's largest ever sailing regard, the 2013 Festival of Sailing, incorporating the Audi IRC Australian Championships.

David Kellett Treasurer was also ISAF Technical Delegate at the 2008 Olympics in Qingdao and in the 2012 London Olympics  Richard Gladwell


This is a big year for Australia on the ISAF Scene with David Kellett standing for the ISAF Presidency. David is true to form running a very transparent and open campaign. It will be wonderful for World Sailing if he gets the nod at the annual conference in Dublin next month.

Looking to the Rolex World Sailor of the Year, Australia's chances in the Mens category are pretty good, with our three Gold Medallist teams in contention. The 2012 candidates are Tom Slingsby (AUS), Ben Ainslie (GBR), Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS), Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) and Loïck Peyron (FRA).

Weymouth, England - Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) Gold Medal winners  Richard Gladwell


Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) who won the Gold MedalMen's Two Person Dinghy (470) event in The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.

The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition runs from 29 July to 12 August and brings together 380 of the world's best sailors to race on Weymouth Bay.
Sailing made its Olympic debut in 1900 and has appeared at every Olympic Gam  onEdition ©


Lots happening on the sailing scene so get a hot chocolate and read on.

Jedda Murphy and the Sail-World Team



ISAF Presidential Candidate David Kellett nails his colours to mast
Sail-World,
Following is a note sent by ISAF Presidential candidate, David Kellett (AUS) to all national sailing authorities who is one of three standing for election to lead the sport of sailing, when the incumbent President, Goran Petersson (SWE) retires at the end of his eight year term. It sets out Kellett's view of the issues facing the sport and his approach to them.... [more]
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Bay of Fires Channel Race - Obession awarded first place
Peter Campbell,
An amended handicap for David Creese's new racing yacht Obsession has resulted in the new M.A.T. 1245 IRC cruiser/racer being awarded first place in the Group 1, PHS category of last Sunday's Bay of Fires Channel Race, with David Taylor's Pisces now second.... [more]
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North Sails Australia's New Melbourne Service Loft Now Open!
Dave O'Connor,
North Sails Australia's new Melbourne Service Loft is now open! Located at Unit 23, 354 Reserve Road Cheltenham, the new loft is central to both Sandringham and Royal Brighton Yacht Club and is fully set up to service all our clients. The team in Melbourne include Noel Drennan and Aaron Cole who have been working together for past year and are there to help you.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year - Tom Slingsby
ISAF,
Heading into the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, Tom Slingsby knew the Weymouth and Portland waters better than anyone and with an unbeaten record at the venue, he was the overwhelming favourite to claim the gold. Determined to banish his Beijing 2008 demons Slingsby did not fail to impress and established his name at the top of the leader board from day one.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year: Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen
ISAF,
Childhood comrades Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have raised the bar in the 49er since they teamed up in the class in 2009. The Aussies have been a permanent fixture on podiums and only a second place at the 2012 Semaine Olympique Francaise tarnishes a near perfect record in the nomination period.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year - Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page
ISAF,
Over the last twelve months, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have been the personification of perfection, striving for glory across the globe and establishing their names in the history books.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - High stakes battle on the horizon
Extreme Sailing Series,
Act 7 of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series global tour is right around the corner, as some of the world's greatest sailors prepare to descend once again on to the shores of Nice, France, from the 18th-21st October. Four days of racing are planned in the final European Act of the 2012 Series as the eight Extreme 40 teams prepare for what is sure to be a nail bitingly close regatta.... [more]
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Yacht & Boat Korea 2013 – exhibitor applications invited
Yacht & Boat Korea,
From Monday 29 October, organisers of Yacht & Boat Korea will be opening exhibitor applications for next year's event, 2 to 5 May 2013, in Gyeongnam Province, which is home to a number of recreational boat builders and some of the largest ship building companies in the world.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ - Up, up and away on foils
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera catches the action as the AC72 reached down the back of Rangitoto and then gybed before getting up on her foils again for another run down the harbour. We present an image analysis showing what foiling in an AC72 is all about - showing some of the points of technical interest, and track the process of foiling from start to full flight on one daggerboard and a single rudder.... [more]
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Dangerous surf conditions on the South Coast and Illawarra
Penny Robins,
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has issued an alert following a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions on the South Coast and Illawarra tomorrow extending to the mid North Coast on Friday. Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and to check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 10 October 2012
ISAF,
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 10 October 2012 have been released and for the first time include Kiteboarding.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Prepare for the high drama battle
KPMS,
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is one of the world's great offshore races. The annual nautical challenge – across 628 nautical miles from Sydney Harbour to Hobart, Tasmania – starts for the 68th uninterrupted year on 26 December. The race has taken on legendary status worldwide, thanks largely to the often turbulent and challenging conditions posed by the infamous passage across Bass Strait.... [more]
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Tom Slingsby named as a finalist for ‘The Don' Award
Yachting Australia,
London 2012 Olympic Games gold medallist Tom Slingsby has been selected as a finalist for ‘The Don' Award, to be announced on Thursday night in Melbourne. The Award will be presented at the 2012 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner with Slingsby a finalist alongside Sally Pearson, Anna Meares, Stephanie Gilmore, Jessica Fox and Jacqueline Freney.... [more]
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Southport YC's Hollywell Sailing Squadron upgrades near completion
Bronwen Ince,
After a number of months of planning, Southport Yacht Club's new amenities and kitchen upgrade is nearing completion. The new amenities block include both male and female toilets and showers, and three new disabled toilets to assist with the Gold Coast Sailability program which is run out of the Hollywell Sailing Squadron.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of Year Nominee - Tom Slingsby
ISAF,
Coming into the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition Tom Slingsby knew the Weymouth and Portland waters better than anyone and with an unbeaten record at the venue he was the overwhelming favourite to take gold... [more]
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Leading yachts set to challenge for Audi IRC Australian Championship
Craig Heydon/Jav Greaves,
Yachting Australia and the Royal Geelong Yacht Club have released the Notice of Race for the 2013 Audi IRC Australian Championship, which are to be held in conjunction with the annual Festival of Sails regatta in Geelong, Victoria.... [more]
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Sydney: CYCA Information Evening - Around the World Sailing
John Keelty/ Sail-World Cruising,
If you are anywhere within reach of Sydney another valuable Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) Information Evening is scheduled for 30 October, this time the subject being: Around the World Sailing: Cruising and Racing. It will be an inspirational information evening that will make you want to get up and set sail into the sunset.... [more]
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Seawind Group Holdings released out of Voluntary Administration
Brent Vaughan,
The holding company of Seawind Catamarans and Corsair Marine, Seawind Group Holdings Pty Ltd, was released out of Voluntary Administration on October 9th 2012 by the Administrators, BRI Ferrier. As a result, the company is pleased to be back to business and fully operational.... [more]
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Discover Sailing Day this November
Lauren Garnet,
Local Victorian communities will be granted the opportunity to experience the exhilarating sport of sailing and yacht club life first hand as part of Discover Sailing Day on Sunday November 11, 2012 and all activities are free. Discover Sailing Day allows for people of all ages who may never have sailed before to participate in on and off water sailing activities and experience club life.... [more]
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