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 15 Oct 2012
 

Here comes Summer



The 18 footers are the first swallows and the 2012-2013 Australian 18ft Skiff Season got underway on Sydney Harbour yesterday, today when the Australian 18 Footers League conducted Race 1 of the 8-race 3-Buoys Challenge series.
Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) run by Middle Harbour Yacht Club.   Craig Greenhill Saltwater Images ©


The Middle Harbour Short Ocean Race series, will as usual indicate which of the offshore boats have their campaigns sorted by end November.
Day 4 - SB20 European Championships 2012  Alan Hillman & Katie Ashworth/Sportsboat World

The UON SB20 World Championships 2012, the first SB20 Worlds in Australia get underway from Friday 14th December at Hamilton Island. It will be the wet season and it will certainly be interesting to see how the weather pans out.

Lunchtime Legend was the 50th entry received. Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012  © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo

There are already sixty entries for the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, with an interesting sprinkle of international entries already. The Sail-World coverage will be 24x7 as always, with our newsletter series about to start.

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


The Pittwater Coffs Harbour Race is expected to have a larger fleet than in recent years and our coverage of this New Year classic will be more intense than in recent years.

Then it's the Festival of Sails incorporating the Audi IRC Australian titles...

Of course inside this time frame there are a host of dinghy events, state and national titles and more.

Would a sailor be anywhere else come December and January?


The Sail-World.com Team



Henri Lloyd Summer Sample Sale kicks off October 19th
Henri Lloyd,
The famous Henri Lloyd Summer Sample Sale is on again kicking off this Friday 19th October 2012 at the Henri Lloyd showroom in Crows Nest, Sydney! Huge range of samples and discontinued lines from Henri Lloyd's marine, footwear and lifestyle collections for men and women. Discounts of up to 80% off original RRP!... [more]
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Rio 2016: Olympic Event decisons should not be made in a vacuum
Rory Ramsden,
ISAF have published the submissions to the 2012 Conference in four weeks. If it was a question of counting the number in support of the RS:X and windsurfing for 2016, the result of the vote to change the Mid-Year decision would be a foregone conclusion But it's not that simple. There is a lot of work to be done to ensure that Council takes the chance to reinstate the RS:X for both men and women... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ and the Friday Racers
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team NZ's AC72 put in her 11th day on the water - for about 75 hours of sailing time - and as is becoming a feature of Friday evening racing, ripped through the fleet. Just for something different the ORMA60, TeamVodafoneSailing, was out leading the fleet and Emirates Team NZ took the chance to line up against her first competition... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entries reach 60
Bruce Montgomery,
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet for the 68th edition in December reached 50 with the entry of Bob ‘Robbo' Robertson's Queensland yacht, Lunchtime Legend; and just hours later, entries had already reached 60, such is the popularity of the race.... [more]
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SB20 World Championships preview
Lisa Ratcliff,
The UON SB20 World Championships 2012 get underway from Friday 14th December and will pit up to 45 SB20 crews against each other with Australia, which boasts the fourth largest SB20 fleet in the world, expected to field half the entry list. Thanks to a generous shipping subsidy from the Queensland government, an impressive overseas contingent of the one design 20-footers will be on the start line... [more]
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Barcolana 44 images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Images from the Barcolana 44 in Trieste, Italy by photographer Carlo Borlenghi.... [more]
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Is it a stick? Is it a tree? No it's Supercat! (Pt. I)
John Curnow,
Just like most of the Ssang Yong's out there, you won't have to venture too far to find someone who believes a few of the Lagoon catamarans have been whacked once or twice by the Ugly Stick. Rather, for some they may even feel that they have indeed had a brush in with the whole tree.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Summer Specials plus Accommodation options for the SB3
Kristie Kaighin,
Specialising in luxury Hamilton Island Accommodation, we offer a full range of stunning privately owned, self-contained apartments, villas and houses... You will be sure to find something that is the perfect fit for you!... [more]
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Combined Club Harbour Series - Day 1 on the River Derwent
Peter Campbell,
The Farr 40s, the elite of one-design big boat racing in Australia, set a cracking pace in the opening day of Hobart's Combined Club Harbour Series on the River Derwent today. Racing aggressively from start to finish, the five Farr 40s completed three hard-fought windward/leeward races in an 8-12 knot south-easter, a chilly but steady breeze coming up the Derwent.... [more]
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Vendee Globe: Blasting with Hugo Boss
Christophe Launay,
Top international sailing photographer, Christophe Launay was on hand to capture Vendee Globe competitor, Hugo Boss and Alex Thompson as they ripped up the English Channel in a training session.... [more]
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TeamVodafoneSailing Ozzie tour video: Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island
Stuart MacKinven,
The Orma 60 TeamVodafoneSailing completed a circuit on the east coast of Australia, sailing in the Airlie Beach and Hamilton Regattas. Here are two videos featuring plenty of on-board footage from the racing. TeamVodafoneSailing is a line honours favorite for the 2012 Coastal Classic starting on Friday.... [more]
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Red sails on the Waitemata harbour - AC72 lines up against an ORMA60
Paul Gilbert,
Emirates Team New Zealand's AC72 and the ORMA 60 trimaran Teamvodaphone cut fast tracks in front of the Friday night racers, their red livery bright against a blue sea. A perfect evening on Friday preceded the weekend's bad weather, and both boats were fine tuning, TeamVodaphoneSailing for next Friday's Coastal Classic race... [more]
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Equipment Rules of Sailing for 2013-2016 now available
ISAF,
The Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) for 2013-2016 are now available to download online and for the first time, as an iOS application ahead of the worldwide date of implementation on 1 January 2013. The official ERS iOS Application, available on all mobile Apple devices, allows the user to quickly find information about all aspects of the rules that govern the sport on the water.... [more]
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Historic sailing journey for 31 lucky Indian sailors
The Hindu/Sail-World Cruising,
What a sight! ... and what an adventure for a crew of Indian sailors - naval and coastguard cadets - last week. Sail training ship INS Sudarshini has set sail on a historic voyage lasting six months to celebrate India's two-decade-long partnership with member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Cadets stood on the yardarms as she glided out of Kochi Harbour... [more]
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Australian 18s season promises great racing on Sydney Harbour
Frank Quealey,
The Australian 18 Footers League's 2012-2013 Season fleet promises some great racing on Sydney Harbour when the 19 teams begin their campaign in the $10,000 3-Buoys Challenge on Sunday.... [more]
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Rescuer of drifting catamaran demands 200,000 dollar salvage
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
It is an age-old law of the sea that if you find a drifting boat and bring it to shore, you can claim salvage rights. However, an America's Cup racing crew whose catamaran drifted to sea the other night got the shock of their lives when the 'hero' who rescued their boat from some rocks was not satisfied with their gratefulness - he wants $200,000.... [more]
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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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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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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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