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 16 Feb 2013
 

18 footers, 2020 Olympics, Dinghy Sales, AC video, SW Toolbar and more

The start of the 18 footers World Championship 2012, the seven race JJ Gillian Trophy series tomorrow with a big fleet of 31 boats, including the biggest contingent of Kiwis in many years, as well as British and US crews.

Sail-World´s coverage of this year´s event, will be more detailed than ever, we will have four video cameras on one boat in the fleet, just to add another perspective.


A tricky day ahead for Saturday on Sydney Harbour with light and variable winds which might build before the 4pm start while Sunday a 10-15 knot easterly is expected.

So not too much crash and burn expected for the start of the series but the weekend results could be just as variable as the weather and today´s practice race win by the Kiwis on C-Tech ahead of the rapidly repaired Gotta Luv it 7, points to a great series ahead..

Sharing the harbour this weekend will be the Australian Farr 40 class racing in their penultimate event of their 2012-2013 season, the Aberdeen Asset Management NSW State Titles.

Emirates Team NZ's first day of sailing in their new second generation AC72, Aotearoa, on a light summer's day on the Hauraki Gulf

Before she sailed Grant Dalton said 'The temptation today is just to go out and send it straight away and get her up on the foils. Although that is the temptation, that is not the way we are going to run it today.

We are going to systematically load the boat, and take a few days to get to that stage. But it is really tempting to go out and send it and send a message. But we aren't going to do that today.'

Emirates Team New Zealand's second AC72, NZL5 goes for it's first shake down sail. 12/2/2013  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©


So what do we have on the Day One Video? Foiling Kiwis of course!! Onya Dalts!!

Andrea Francolini's Blanco Negro photo exhibition   Andrea Francolini


Sailing seems set for 2020 Olympics at least with the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have included it in the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.


A shock for wresting excluded from the core, it will now join seven shortlisted sports – baseball-softball, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding and wushu - vying for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic programme as an additional sport.

Laura Baldwin - PSA Laser Training Day  Andrea Francolini Photography ©


Some bargains for dinghy sailors with the NB Sailsports and PSA End of Season Sale will run over NEXT weekend 23-24 February at the NB Central Coast shop at Somersby from 10am - 4pm both days. This sale is one not to miss!! Everything priced to sell with massive savings to be had on a large range of used Lasers rigged ready to race, packaged with new; ropes, blocks, tillers and sail plus a range of older used boats as cheap as $1500.

NB also have five new and two used 29ers, one new and two used Tasars and 12 Optimists in stock to choose from and there will be 25% off all Zhik, SEA and Neilpryde clothing. London 2012 Australian Olympic Laser Radial Coach and now NB Sailsports General manager, Laura (Baldwin) Caldecoat will be available over the weekend to give tips and advice.














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Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club takes the lead at CentrePort champs
RPNYC Events,
Day 2 of the 2013 CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championship got off to a slow start as the sailors waited for the southerly breeze to arrive. By late morning the breeze had built to a point where the sailors could head out to the track and get racing underway to complete the final two flights of Round Robin 1.... [more]
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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Kiwis take invitation race in Sydney Worlds
Frank Quealy,
The 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship is shaping up as one of the closest contests for several years with 31 of the world's best teams lining up on Sydney Harbour for the 2013 title. Defending champion Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris had a stressful week waiting for the outcome of repairs being made to their badly damaged hull last Sunday.... [more]
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Boaters need to stay clear of Saturday swim event at Port Stephens
RMS,
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of a swim event at Shoal Bay, Port Stephens tomorrow.... [more]
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Andrea Francolini's More to come
Sail-world.com,
'More to come' is an exhibition of colour and hand-printed silver gelatin prints by photographer, Andrea Francolini, that focuses on both personal and professional interests, with one common theme – travel and motion.... [more]
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Italian sailor set to break American record NYC to SFO
Barbara Sanicola/Sail-World Cruising,
Almost nothing can stop him now. An Italian sailor is on his way to break the record for the fastest monohull to sail from New York to San Francisco via the Horn. It's not an easy route, as one sails round the Horn the 'wrong way', and it has a long history, so it will be a sweet victory.... [more]
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11th Van Diemens Land Circumnavigation Cruise sets off
Peter Campbell/Sail-World,
This week some 200 sailors aboard 37 cruising yachts and three motor cruisers set sail from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in Hobart on the 11th biennial Van Diemens Land Circumnavigation Cruise, familiarly known as the VDL-C.... [more]
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49th Congressional Cup - The Brit is set to return for battle
Rich Roberts,
The first thing followers and fellow competitors want to know about the Long Beach Yacht Club's 49th Congressional Cup: Is the Brit coming back? And the answer is, yes indeed. Ian Williams, still ranked number one in the world, will return April 9-13 with his GAR Pindar team in quest of an unprecedented third consecutive victory in the prestigious Grade 1 match racing event.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Final act will test two skippers still at sea + Video
Vendee Globe,
The final act of the Vendée Globe will test the two skippers still at sea. What to do? Di Benedetto is in hole and De Lamotte has one in front of him, with apparently no way round it on the way back to Les Sables. At 503 miles from the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne, De Lamotte has little choice but to be patient in the face of this unwelcome calm and must just head east as fast as he can.... [more]
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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs: Divided loyalties for two times Champion
Frank Quealey,
J. J. Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2013 is less than a couple of days away. One man who must be having mixed emotions is two-times Giltinan champion Adam South... [more]
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Melges 24 South Australian Championship - Hotly fought contest
Donna Evans,
The Melges 24 South Australian Championship 2013 provided another competitive battle ground for Melges 24 crew. But at the end of the day, Chris Links aboard Northshore Marine (RPAYC) bagged his second Melges 24 crown in two weeks and third overall this season after taking a count back advantage on strength of first-place finish on the final race at Adelaide Sailing Club last weekend.... [more]
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NB Sailsports and PSA End of Season Sale 23 / 24 Feb
Laser Media,
The NB Sailsports and PSA End of Season Sale will run over the weekend of 23-24 February at the NB Central Coast shop at Somersby from 10am - 4pm both days. This sale is one not to miss!! Everything priced to sell with massive savings to be had on a large range of used Lasers rigged ready to race, packaged with new; ropes, blocks, tillers and sail plus a range of older used boats as cheap as $1500... [more]
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Australians look to be form Teams after Day 1 at CentrePort champs
RPNYC Events,
The 2013 CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championship is underway on Wellington Harbour and at the end of day one Ash Rooklyn's team from Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and Sam Gilmour's team from the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club look like they could be form horses for the regatta.... [more]
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XXXX Sail Paradise 2013 - Bill Wild's Wedgetail returns to Gold Coast
Bronwen Ince,
The XXXX Sail Paradise Regatta, which will be hosted by Southport Yacht Club from March 15 to 17, will feature the comeback run of Bill Wild's RP55 Wedgetail after 12 months of hiatus from competitive sailing.... [more]
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Red Bull Youth America's Cup - History in the making
Irene Corosu,
Red Bull Youth America's Cup 2013 gave the participating youth sailors in the first selection series a chance to meet and learn from a line-up of multi-awarded sailors, including America's Cup legend Russell Coutts, Olympic great Ben Ainslie, and Jimmy Spithill, at a special media function.... [more]
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America's Cup: 'Promise we won't go foiling on Day 1' - Yeah Right!
Sail-World,
Video from Emirates Team NZ's first day of sailing in their new second generation AC72, Aotearoa, on a light summer's day on the Hauraki Gulf. Grant Dalton before the AC72 was launched and sailed for the first time: 'The temptation today is just to go out and send it straight away and get her up on the foils.... [more]
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Jon Napier joins ISAF Secretariat as Competitions Manager
ISAF,
Jon Napier has now joined the Secretariat of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in the role of Competitions Manager. Jon is particularly responsible for ISAF Race Officials, ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship, ISAF World Match Racing Tour, ISAF Nations Cup, ISAF Team Racing Championship and supports the busy Competitions department.... [more]
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2020 Summer Olympic core sport recommendations include sailing
IOC Media,
to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The 25 sports are: athletics, rowing, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, weightlifting, handball, hockey, judo, swimming, modern pentathlon, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, shooting, archery, triathlon, sailing and volleyball.... [more]
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JJ Giltinan Championship - Gotta Love It 7's battle already underway
Australian 18 Footers League,
The defending champ Gotta Love It 7 team's fight for the J. J. Giltinan Championship has already begun, following a spectacular capsize in strong wind conditions this past Sunday. Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris can do nothing now except wait to see if the team's damaged hull can be repaired in time for Saturday's Race 1 of the regatta on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Easy Tiger III joins Melges 32 fleet
Lulu Roseman,
Since disposing of their Farr 40 Easy Tiger II in 2012, team owner Chris Way and his crew have been keen to get back into racing more compact sports boats. They competed in the Melges 32 Australian Championships in March 2012 on a chartered yacht, The Business, where they were competitive overall before falling foul of gear failure on the final day.... [more]
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Lauderdale Olympic Classes Regatta enjoys successful first edition
John Payne,
The inaugural Lauderdale Olympic Classes Regatta was held last weekend. The event grew out of the annual Finn Midwinter and Women's Laser Radial North Americans that Lauderdale Yacht Club has hosted since 1982. This year, Men's Laser full rigs, I-420s and 29ers were added to the mix along with the inclusion of men in the Laser Radial class.... [more]
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ISAF Executive Committee meets in Southampton
ISAF,
The Executive Committee (EC) of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is comprised of a diverse group of sailors from around the globe, including Italy, Greece, Turkey, Great Britain, New Zealand, China, United States, and Uruguay. The members are united by a common passion for sailing, and dedicated to improving the sport.... [more]
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Ralph Roberts awarded Gold Medal by International Sailing Federation
Sail-World,
The International Sailing Federation has announced that Ralph Roberts (NZL) has been awarded a Gold Medal by the World governing body in recognition of many year's service to the ISAF and sport of sailing. A second New Zealander, Jack Lloyd, a member of two Olympic Juries and now Volvo Ocean Race Director, has been awarded a Silver medal.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013 Accommodation Options!
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.... [more]
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Over 30 18ft skiff crews for JJ Giltinan Championship 2013
Sail-world.com,
The JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship will kick off the action Sunday on Sydney Harbour. With 32 of the best 18ft Skiff Racing teams competing for the coveted title, we can expect to see more of the same action we were treated to in 2012. Here are some of Frank Quealey's shots of last year's competition won by Gotta Love It 7.... [more]
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Yachting Australia unveils Team for ISAF Youth Worlds
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia has announced the 2013 Australian Sailing Youth Team to contest the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Cyprus this July with the team featuring a mix of seasoned campaigners and newcomers.... [more]
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Farr 40 NSW State Title action fast approaching
Lisa Ratcliff,
The Australian Farr 40 class will gather in Sydney this weekend for the penultimate event of their 2012-2013 season, the Aberdeen Asset Management NSW State Title, February 15 - 17. Traditionally keelboat racing has been conducted outside Sydney Heads due to harbour congestion.... [more]
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Battle for Brisbane to Gladstone record on the horizon
Ian Grant,
Sixty Five years ago Brisbane Businessman George Pickers set a trailblazing course into Australian ocean racing history when he steered his former Sydney Harbour racing yacht Hoana to win line honours in the inaugural Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race.... [more]
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