World Sailing Cup, 18 footers, AC and renos

 
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 27 Mar 2013
 

World Sailing Cup, 18 footers, AC and renos

Finn Class sailing in Valencia  Pavlina Soukupova


We will head to Palma, Mallorca for the third ISAF World Sailing Cup event on Friday. This is a very significant event, it's the first regatta on the European circuit and lots of keen players from around the world are throwing their hat into the ring looking for a good start to their 2016 Olympic campaign.

Off to a fast start this year in the Finn class Australia's own Brendan Casey, currently listed asWorld number one in the Finn Class. We hope Brendan has a great regatta and holds the lead heading into Hyeres.

The Australian Sailing Squad representation will be of special interest in Palma. This will be the first European event for the Nacra 17s and the 49er FX so it's going to be a fascinating event.

(L-R) 'Zen', 'Exile' and 'Victoire' race during the NSW IRC Championships at the 2012 Sail Port Stephens Regatta   Matt King /Sail Port Stephens 2012


Then it's up to Madrid and a flight back to Oz, for Sail Port Stephens which is only a few weeks away. Enter now at www.sailportstephens.com.au

Note well there are still some berths available at Soldiers Point and the Anchorage marinas for SPS so its not to late the grab them!!

Division: Nacra 17 (7 boats)
POS 2 as of 01/28/2013
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STREATER, Sarah
WHITEHEAD, Matthew - ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2013  Walter Cooper ©


Australian 18ft Skiff League Club Championship 2013. Gotta Love It 7 made a clean sweep of the 2012-2013 Season championships when she took out the final race and the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship on Sydney Harbour on the weekend

There was quite a reshuffle on the boat, with regular skipper Seve Jarvin moving to bow today with regular forward hand crewman Peter Harris missing from the team, World Moth champion Josh McKnight joined the Gotta Love It 7 crew for the race as sheet hand and Scott Babbage the Moth Worlds runner up and regular sheet hand on GLI7 helming the skiff to victory.

The America´s Cup preparations continuing to fascinate. Nathan Outteridge had the Artemis AC45 up on the foils on her first outing. Artemis are certainly on the back foot still waiting for their reconfigured AC72 with foils to emerge from the shed, but if anyone can get them on the foils and back on track it will be Nath.

America's Cup - Artemis Racing  Artemis Racing


More news from Auckland and a video interview with Jimmy Spithill where he expands on some of the ground he covered with Sail-World a few weeks ago.

James Spithill flies with the Blue Angels  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©


And on the Nerd scene - Major upgrade in progress - We have been experiencing rapid growth across the whole Sail-world network world-wide over the last three months, with smart phones and tablets everywhere and we are currently adding another two servers to speed up the sites.

We were not able to send you a newsletter on Monday, as we busy doing critical data transfers. Right now some elements of the site may still be a little slow to load or show errors as our team is still working to bring everything on line. Please bear with us.

We will be bring more new servers online in the next few days and our upgraded system will be significantly faster to load.

But right now if you listen very carefully, with sound up loud or with headset on, you may hear the sounds of jackhammers and concrete mixers from behind the temporary walls, or if it's a smoko break, you might just hear the whirring of the propellers on the hats of our IT team. But then again you may not. (;--)

Gosh that last bit might have been best kept for another five days...

The Members' Stand aboard NZL5 Emirates Team New Zealand, with Glenn Ashby (left) in white sunglasses, skipper Dean barker on the wheel, and tactician, Ray Davies (right) and Luc du Bois (Performance Analyst) plus a couple of grinders to provide the grunt.  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©


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Melbourne-Osaka Cup 2013 - Seven boats on their way to Japan
George Shaw,
Melbourne-Osaka Cup 2013. A fleet of seven boats departed for Osaka on Sunday morning at 1030hrs. Cadibarra 8, Funnelweb, Kiss Goodbye to MS, Optimus Prime, Samurai Jack, Spirit of Downunder and Wasabi had the wind on the nose as they tacked out through the Port Phillip Heads.... [more]
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America's Cup: One week of sailing left in New Zealand
ETNZblog.com,
After 19 days of sailing their second AC72, Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker says the designers and boat builders had delivered all the sailing crew had hoped. 'In some ways,' he says, 'they delivered more than we expected.'... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapre - 49erFX crews set to go head to head
ISAF,
The Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre (ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma) will see two undefeated 49erFX crews go head to head for the first time on 1 April as racing begins at the third stop on the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Series.... [more]
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Three Peaks Race - Countdown underway to 25th edition
Rochelle Galloway,
The countdown is underway to the start of the 25th H&R Block Three Peaks Race. Starting on Friday, March 29, twelve teams will battle the elements to be crowned the winner of the 2013 race. Teams will begin their journey from Beauty Point Wharf at 2pm where crews will make their way across the seas to Flinders Island.... [more]
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Beneteau Bugle - It's a wrap, but That's Life
Cheryl Stanton,
It was a day of grins at this year's Beneteau Bugle, held at the CYC of South Australia. Blue skies, rolling seas and 15-20 knots West to North/Westerly winds graced the fleet of thirteen Beneteau sailing yachts of all age and variety from Sydney to Hobart winning First 40 Two True to a some of Beneteau's classic models from the 80's like Jerry Browns former Bugle winning First 41s5 Sea Hawk.... [more]
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America's Cup: Spy vs Spy: Information and Misinformation, and more
Rod Davis/ETNZblog.com,
Coach Rod Davis revisits his blog on the art of 'espionage'..... After my blog on spying on the competition, people have been asking how teams manage to keep secrets when the opposition can approach to within 200 metres because cameras are more than capable of getting in close at that range.... [more]
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Major Site upgrade in progress
Admin,
Major upgrade in progress - We have been experiencing rapid growth over the last three months and we are currently adding another two servers to speed up the sites. Some elements of the site may show errors as our team is still working to bring everything on line. Please bear with us.... [more]
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Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Mapfre - New challenges loom + Video
ISAF,
The Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapre (ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma) will commence on the 1st April with an exciting array of world class competitors ready to embark on new challenges. Held across Club Nàutic S'Arenal and Club Marítimo San Antonio de la Playa over 900 sailors will fight for the titles in the ten Olympic events.... [more]
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MYC Helly Hansen Women's Challenge
Greg Wilkins,
Sunday 24 March 2013, 28 yachts and seven Access dinghies turned out for the Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women's Challenge for some champagne sailing (figuratively and later literally)! Entries ranged from the current National Farr 40 Champion to a Marauder 24 and racing was on The Sound of Sydney Harbour over two divisions in two classes (all female crew and female helm).... [more]
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Windy conditions for Victorian Laser Championships
Rob Hartnett,
The Victorian Laser Championships were sailed at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club over the weekend of 23/24 March in trying conditions for the race management team which saw winds up to 30 knots on day two. The fleet - over 65 plus - followed the Victorian Masters which had 50 plus entries demonstrating the strength of the VLA.... [more]
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18 Footers League wraps up the racing season
Bob Killick,
18 Footers League wrapped up the racing season with four time JJ Giltinan Champion Gotta Luv it 7 yesterday - helmed by Scott Babbage. With World Moth champ Josh McKnight filling in on main, and Steve Jarvin doing the bow, the 7 machine and her 'experience heavy crew' quickly settled into her big rig to produce superior boat speed, and with NE course management sorted, ran away with the victory... [more]
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Twins celebrate 50 years of sailing at Airlie Beach Race Week
Heidi Walton,
Turning 50 may be an achievement in itself, but identical twins and avid sailors Bradley and Craig Ginnivan, are taking their birthday celebrations on August 14 to the next level.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Championship - Fleet gather for Pattaya action
Robert Deaves,
OK Dinghy sailors from around the globe are gathering in Pattaya, Thailand for the 2013 Singha OK Dinghy World Championship, which gets under way at the end of this week. Seven containers have arrived at the club over the last few weeks with 72 boats from nine countries entered for the championship. The first race is scheduled for Sunday 31 March.... [more]
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Helly Hansen Women's Challenge 2013: Images by Crosbie Lorimer
Crosbie Lorimer,
Summer came to Autumn yesterday and while the breeze was hardly a classic nor'easter on the Harbour, it made a brave effort to rise above it's rather unconvincing efforts for the Sailability teams in the morning to give the Helly Hansen Women's Challenge yacht fleet an afternoon to be enjoyed in a slowly building breeze and glorious sunshine.... [more]
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CYCA SOLAS Trusts award grant to Australian Volunteer Coast Guard
Jennifer Crooks,
CYCA SOLAS Trusts has provided a grant to Australian Volunteer Coast Guard (AVCG) Brisbane for $25,720 to purchase crew Personal Locater Beacons and a thermal imaging camera for use in offshore search and rescue missions.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ race training in the Channel
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team NZ wrapped up their Friday training session with a series of windward leewards inside Rangitoto Light at the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour. The session and crew-work, in particular, was very impressive and slick. There was not enough wind to make foiling viable at the bottom of the course, with the rounding mark again 200 metres off Narrowneck Beach.... [more]
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America's Cup: James Spithill on Oracle Team USA AC72 modifications
America's Cup Media,
AC UNCUT's Genny Tulloch catches up with Oracle Team USA skipper James Spithill six months after their AC72 capsize. James talks the psychological benefit of going through the capsize, and how he believes Oracle Team USA is stronger than ever because of it.... [more]
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Australian 18ft Skiff League Club Championship 2013 - Clean Sweep
Frank Quealey,
Australian 18ft Skiff League Club Championship 2013. Gotta Love It 7 made a clean sweep of the 2012-2013 Season championships when she took out the final race and the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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Auckland Cup: Video of TeamVodafoneSailing's dismasting
ARG Marine Media,
Simon Hull's ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing dropped her rig for the second time at the start of the third race on the first day of the 2013 Auckland Cup. ARG Marine Media were on hand to video the action... [more]
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America's Cup - playing catch up Artemis Racing launches foiling AC45
Sail-world.com,
America's Cup 2013. Playing catch up after missing the boat in recent months, Artemis Racing now report - A big step forward for Artemis Racing as we launched our foiling AC45 onto San Francisco Bay. This is the first step in our foiling training for our second AC72. The modifications from our one design AC45 to our now foiling AC45 took about a month to complete.... [more]
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International Rolex Regatta - St. Thomas action shots by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Images of the action taking place at the 2013 International Rolex Regatta in St. Thomas by photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more]
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