Bangin' the Corners - a Must watch video & all the latest news

 
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 25 Oct 2012
 

Bangin' the Corners - a Must watch video & all the latest news



Lots of good content today.

Starting with the fun bit, Beau Outteridge (Nathan's brother) has alerted us to what is REALLY going to happen in the upcoming AC72 series.

Its called Bangin'the Corners - Amazing song writing talent (;-) This is a must watch video!!

Oracle Spithill pitchpoles at the first mark of the fleet racing on Day 4 of the America's Cup World Series  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup¬©


Results from the A-Cat Worlds, the new Olympic Womens skiff, with 19 countries already heading towards programs.

The Windsurfing fraternity is keeping the pressure on ahead of the ISAAF annual meeting. They are making some valid points. Will be interesting to see what happens.

72 nominations so far for 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart, with a week to go before the door shuts. 80-90 yachts are expected to head south next Boxing Day.We note increased interest too in the 2013 Pittwater Coffs Race.

2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race start - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race  © Rolex/Daniel Forster


Today we have part one of John Curnow's feature interview with Jamie MacPhail of Pantaenius, the big European marine insurer who are now moving into the Australian market. Good news for boat owners certainly.

A big night for the Australian Yachting Awards this Friday

There are seven categories, Male Sailor of the Year, Female Sailor of the Year, Sailor of the Year with a Disability, Youth Sailor of the Year, Sport Professional Award, Sport Promotion Award and Volunteer Award. A Lifetime Achievement Award and the Yachting Australia President's Award will also be presented.

A red hot group vying for the The Male Sailor of the Year category. With 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.

An interesting mix in the Female Sailor of the Year category, where the award will go to either Tasar World Championship winning crew Bronwyn Ridgway, London 2012 Women's Match Racing silver medallists Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty or fellow Olympians, 470 women's crew Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell.

There are four finalists in the Sailor of the Year with a Disability category, IFDS International Blind Match Racers Kylie Forth and Erin McGlew, London 2012 Paralympic Games representative Matt Bugg, Access Liberty World Champion Greg Hyde, and London 2012 Paralympic Games gold medallists Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch.

The winner of the Youth Sailor of the Year Award will be either ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Laser Radial representative Mark Spearman, ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Multihull crew Paul Darmanin and Lucy Copeland or ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 420 girl's team Carrie Smith and Ella Clark. Between the crews they won a gold and two silver medals at the 2012 event in Ireland.

The largest category at the 2012 Australian Yachting Awards is the Sport Professional Award with six finalists this year. The award will be presented to either Michael Blackburn, Victor Kovalenko, Euan McNicol, Tim Lowe, Emmett Lazich or Peter Conde.

The Sport Promotion Award will be decided between four worthy finalists. Middle Harbour Yacht Club has been nominated following its staging and promotion of the 2012 Access World Championships, Sail Melbourne is a finalist for the work the event does to promote the sport to the wider community, the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club for the development and promotion of its Youthsail program and the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championship for raising the profile of Olympic class sailing across Australia and around the world.

Australian sailing legend Mike Fletcher 'Coach' will be recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award on the night, following his many years of contribution, both on and off the water, to the sport.

There are two finalists in the Volunteer Award category, Lyn Wallace and John Middleton, who have both made significant voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing.

Overall Handicap Winner, LOKI, Stephen Ainsworth - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011  © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo


Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team



Australian Yachting Awards celebrate a successful year
Craig Heydon,
Australian Yachting Awards are being held this Friday, 26th October 2012, when Australia's sailing community will come together on Friday night to celebrate a successful year for the sport at the 2012 Australian Yachting Awards.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entry applications close in one week
Jennifer Crooks,
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race s being hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. For over 67 years many yachtsmen and women have foregone Christmas celebrations to prepare for the ultimate sailing test – completing a Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – and with just one week to submit an Application for Entry time is running out for those wanting to take the race off their bucket list.... [more]
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America's Cup: The Italian Big Cat spots the Kiwi Cream
Richard Gladwell,
Have just got back from the Luna Rosa Media Conference held ahead of the launch, in Auckland, tomorrow evening. Speaking were team head Patrizio Bertelli and skipper Max Sirena. Mr Bertelli spoke in Italian and worked through an interpreter, so it lacked some of the flow, but he was very forthcoming in his answers. However he looked like a cat that had just spotted the cream.... [more]
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Bangin' The Corners - America's Cup Song
Beau Outteridge,
The ultimate underdog anthem for the America's Cup! Beau Outteridge (Nathan's brother) alerted us to what is going to REALLY happen in the upcoming America's Cup... [more]
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So just who is Pantaenius, then? (Part I)
John Curnow,
You may even wonder why you or anyone else should even care, for that matter. Truth is, Pantaenius is one hundred and thirteen years old with a massive marine following around the globe of over 70,000, built up over the last 40 years. That's pretty impressive, but there are several reasons and a few distinctions about Pantaenius, which have allowed for such a strong following.... [more]
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A-Cat World Championship: Heemskerk wins Championship in Florida
William Clark,
The going got tough at the 2012 Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship, with extremely high wind speeds and difficult conditions throughout the week, but after five races it was Mischa Heemskerk of the Netherlands who emerged with the win. After taking a third and two seconds to put himself two points clear of Brad Collett after Day 1 Heemskerk won both races on Wednesday... [more]
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Bureau of Meteorology weather warning - Dangerous surf conditions
Penny Robins,
Following a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions on the mid north and far north coast of NSW from today Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has issued a maritime alert.... [more]
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America's Cup: Rod Davis reflects on the Oracle nosedive
Rod Davis,
Double Olympic medalist and long time US and NZL America's Cup crew, skipper and coach, Rod Davis, reflects on on the work that's gone into the rescue and recovery plan in the event of a capsize...people first then recover the boat... [more]
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New Olympic Womens skiff off to a fast start - sailing in 19 countries
Sail-World,
Since its selection as the new Olympic Women's Skiff in may, the 49erFX has experienced phenomenal growth, and is already sailing in 19 countries. By the end of October 135 rigs will have been shipped, to 21 countries, with an apportionment scheme still in place, as is normal with the start of a new Olympic class.... [more]
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Lancer Industries appoints new Sales and Marketing Executive
Sail-World,
Leading manufacturer of inflatable boats and products, Lancer Industries, has announced the appointment of James Lowe as their new Sales and Marketing Executive. Lowe joins the highly recognized manufacturing team from the super yacht world where he has captained prominent vessels within the multi million-dollar charter yacht sector.... [more]
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Farr 40 Championship - Queensland versus New South Wales
Peter Campbell on behalf of Aus Farr 40 Class,
Farr 40 Championship is being held this weekend when the traditional sporting rivalry between Queensland and New South Wales will take to the water. The three top crews from Sydney will take on the best of Brisbane sailors in the Queensland championship for the Farr 40 class... [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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Carbon fibre foolery fuels DK46 battle for Pittwater Coffs
Lisa Ratcliff,
There's nothing like sistership rivalry to stir the pot and for the upcoming Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta, there will be two DK46s going toe to toe over the 226 nm opening race starting January 2, 2013. Rob Reynolds' Exile and Bob Cox's Nine Dragons went 1-2 on IRC handicap in this year's race and both will be lining up again in the New Year, alongside a smaller DK43, William Cox's Minerva.... [more]
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Do something for windsurfing in Rio 2016 Olympics
Ned Crossley,
Annul the May ISAF Council Vote against Windsurfing. Do not let US Sailing and their three votes for kiting off the hook! Do not let the other 16 ISAF Council voters against windsurfing off the hook. Do something now prior to ISAF Annual Meeting 1-11 November 2012 to support windsurfing, please even if one design course windsurfing is not for you.... [more]
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Heat 2 of the NSW Formula Windsurfing Tour, Huskisson Beach Jervis Bay
Niall Kinch,
Formula Windsurfing is the box rule of windsurfing. It is a development class that encourages different designs and ideas; however the majority of the products available are starting to look very similar. Boards can be up to 1005mm wide, carbon fins are 700mm's deep and sails can be as large as 12.5M/2.... [more]
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A-Cat World Championship - Mischa Heemskerk leads after Day 1
William Clark,
Consistency wins regattas, and after three races at the 2012 Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Mischa Heemskerk of the Netherlands has been the most consistent sailor, taking a third and two seconds to get two points clear of Australia's Brad Collett and five points clear of current world champion Steve Brewin.... [more]
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Classic tough race ahead at Port Dalrymple
David Allan,
There is a tough race ahead for teams in the Port Dalrymple Yacht Club Classic this Saturday. The almost legendary race will encompass three tough sailing legs in the Tamar river, from Rosevears to Beauty Point. Team runners will tackle a 13km run, and Cyclists a challenging 50km road race.... [more]
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Festival of Sails - Hooligan ready for the challenge
Lisa Ratcliff,
The 2012 Audi IRC Australian Champion, Marcus Blackmore and his TP52 Hooligan, will reign for less than five months before being challenged at the next championship, that is to take place at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club in January as part of the annual Festival of Sails.... [more]
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - Action resumes on day 2
Rory Ramsden,
At the RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships, having taken Pawel Tarnowski [POL] to task for a less than brilliant first day, all credit to him for bouncing back today by posting two bullets and a second and take advantage of the first discard to climb to second place overall just four points adrift of Kieran Martin [GBR] who had a less than stellar third race today.... [more]
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18 footers - 3 Buoy Handicap Series Heat 2 + Video
Bob Killick,
Heat 2 of the AEG 3 Buoy Handicap Series had the lot yesterday on Sydney Harbour.......Funky conditions turned the race into 18 footer's version of Snakes and Ladders. Kenwood-Rabbitohs, Brett Van Munster, Kieryn Cowan, and Joel Castle proved they like 'Snakes and Ladders', positioning Kenwood-Rabbitohs so as to climb a ladder to the next wind shift.... [more]
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British sail-trainers on trial over injury/dramatic rescue of novices
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
Many a sail-training organisation across the world will be sobered by events in Britain this week. A trial has started for two British sail-trainers over a May 2011 storm and the dramatic rescue of paying novices, after a MAIB investigation identified failings in the trainers and the organisation.... [more]
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Multihull Solutions cats half of nominations for 2012 Boat of the Year
Multihull Solutions,
Four models represented by Multihull Solutions have been nominated for the prestigious 2013 Cruising World Boat of the Year Awards.... [more]
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Lessons to be learnt from Sailing Event crowd hype
Rob Kothe,
In the months and weeks before the 2012 London Olympic regatta in Weymouth, which started in late July at the peak of the local tourist season, the local authorities had erected signs asking people to plan their travel plans carefully on the Devon coast because of expected delays due to heavy traffic congestion because of the upcoming Olympic event in Weymouth-Portland.... [more]
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Coastal Classic Video: 40kts on a multihull and 25kts on a monohull
Stuart MacKinven and Will Calver,
Get up close with the sailing action in these two videos taken during the wild 2012 Coastal Classic Race - a 120nm sprint from Auckland to the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. The fleet was hit with a 35kt squall soon after the start which gave them a slingshot start for the ride north.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket 2 hoping for big things
Paul Larsen,
Paul Larsen, Vestas Sailrocket 2 project leader and pilot, discusses the new PB over 500 meters of 50.98 knots. The peak speed was around 53 knots (one GPS was over, the other under). The run started perfectly and felt super steady. Having an average so close to the peak shows this. Vestas Sailrocket 2 felt great, the leeward pod was flying and the ride was smooth.... [more]
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EPIRB plays critical role in remarkable coastal rescue
Matthew Heap,
Some would argue that solo yachtsman Glenn Ey is an unlucky man, with his beautiful 11 metre vessel Streaker rolled by a rogue wave and dismasted off the Australian south east coast this week.... [more]
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