Of 18 footers, Hyeres, Etchells, AC and more

 
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 30 Apr 2013
 

Of 18 footers, Hyeres, Etchells, AC and more



World Laser number one Tom Burton had a great medal day, climbing from bronze to Gold. He has strengthed his grip on the World number one ranking spot. Four of the top ten sailors in the Laser rankings are Australian whilst two are from New Zealand marking the strength coming from the two nations. We have the latest World Ranking now.

Entries have started to flow in for the 17th Mooloolaba Etchells Winters Australasian Championship, June 6-9th 2013.

Etchells Worlds 2012 Final Day  Ingrid Abery - Copyright

Entries are open with eight teams already registering (some of these have not yet hit the website list) with two Etchells Winter winners already aiming to make history, both the 2012 Etchells World Champion Tom King (2011 Winter Champion) and last years winter winner Matthew Chew (part of Jason Muirs 2009 World Champion team) being the first of many expected to enter this year.

In 16 years of the Etchells Australasian Winter Championship there have been 16 winners - a prestigious list - Dave Rose (1997), Russell Coutts (1998), Ian Johnston (1999), Julian Plante (2000), Michael Coxon (2001), Mark Bradford (2002), Cameron Appleton (2003), Grant Wharington (2004), Rob Brown (2005), Cameron Miles (2006), Skip Lissiman (2007), Graeme Taylor (2008), Damien King (2009), Alastair Gair (2010),Tom King (2011) and Matthew Chew (2012).

Will the list continue to expand in 2013, with a 17th winner, rather than a previous champion taking a second title?

Thurlow Fisher - ANZAC 18ft Skiffs -   Brad Davies-LiveSailDie.com©

The Steinlager ANZAC 18ft skiff series concluded on the Waitemata harbour on the weekend, with a win for the top Australian crew, Thurlow Fisher, led by Michael Coxon.

The regatta was a great effort by the 18ft skiff class, underlining the development work done in New Zealand with a 12 boat fleet including three Australian skiffs.

Next major regatta is the San Francisco International, which will be staged from the St Francis Yacht Club, adjacent to the America's Cup course. The 18 footers will provide a welcome addition to a program that is lacking in sailing action, with the skiffs racing both on the days when there is an America's Cup race scheduled, after the races for the day. Then on the days when there is no America's Cup racing, the 18 footers will sail earlier in the afternoon.

A strong contingent from Australia and New Zealand will be travelling to San Francisco - hopefully crews from UK and Europe will also make the trip to San Francisco.

Oracle Team USA launches final AC72 in San Francisco  © icupusa.com

The America´s Cup is entering a new phase with the launching and first sails of the Defender, Oracle Team USA new AC72. We have images and video of this occasion in this edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter. The team are now in their suspension period, imposed by the International Jury for breaching the Reconnaisance provisions of the Protocol when their spy boat ventured with the 200 metre exclusion zone around challenger, Luna Rossa.

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Mooloolaba Etchells Winters - Will this be the year history is made?
Mooloolaba Etchells Winter Championship media,
Entries are open with eight teams already registered, with two Etchells Winter winners already aiming to make history, both the 2012 Etchells World Champion Tom King (2011 Winter Champion) and last years winter winner Matthew Chew (part of Jason Muirs 2009 World Champion team) being the first of many expected to enter this year.... [more]
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NS14 New South Wales State Championships - Easter 2013
Kylie Tasker,
The NS14 NSW State Titles were held this year at Gosford Sailing Club over the four day Easter long weekend. With 60 entries from 21 clubs, including a couple of interstate visitors from ACT and TAS representing the class, we had a great turn out.... [more]
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PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Wind fails to materialize on day 4
Chris Yates,
The fourth day of the PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf saw marginal conditions tantalize the sailors for the majority of the day. Unfortunately, the wind never quite materialized, meaning that no heats were completed despite heat one being started. After a frustrating day on hold, the sailors were released at 5pm, before the start of the final qualifying round of the European tow-in at 8pm.... [more]
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MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta - Great racing, near perfect conditions
István Ruják,
The opening event of the inaugural European Sailing Series, the MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta, took place from 26th to 28th of April on Balaton the largest lake of Middle Europe. With the Melges 24 European Championship 2014 also being held the same lake in Hungary, this event offered the perfect warm up opportunity for both competitors and race managers alike.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29th April 2013
ISAF,
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29th April 2013 have been released with 15 countries taking 30 of the top three ranking positions. It has been a consistent 12-month period for the Alonso brothers which has earned them the world number one spot in the 49er. Mat Belcher and Will Ryan march on with a perfect ranking score and the Kiwis have regained world number one 49erFX spot.... [more]
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SAP 5O5 World Championship - Jiggering the Trend Lines + Video
Kimbell Livingston,
Race three of the SAP 505 World Championship was a reminder that, while crunching the best data, and executing appropriate strategies, in sailing as in business you need to keep a weather eye out for what the legal team refers to as an Act of God.... [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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Sir Keith Mills to invest several million Euros into offshore project
Pierre Orphanidis, vsail.info,
Sir Keith Mills, 62, has spent his entire working life in the advertising and marketing business. He close a media conference in Switzerland saying that he spent his entire career marketing products and that this one is 'one of the best' he has seen then you wish you could have invested some of your savings there as well.... [more]
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The SAP 5O5 Worlds championships 2013 heat up
Jennifer Langille,
The SAP 505 Worlds have heated up, although the official results show how the German sailors remain to lead the regatta, the American sailors added a touch of pressure to the day's racing.... [more]
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing's David Brooke leaves San Fran hospital
Richard Gladwell,
The family of David Brooke (NZL), a veteran of several America's Cup campaigns and Volvo Ocean Races, have advised that he is continuing a successful recovery after an emergency liver transplant in mid April, in San Francisco. 'Good news....We have David home with us at our apartment which is very close to the hospital. He will be treated now as an outpatient on four out of the five days each week... [more]
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Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series Champion announced
Joy Dunigan,
The first ever OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series (M32VISS) championship went to Roberto Tomasini Grinover aboard Robertissima.... [more]
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Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Perfect conditions on Day 3
Vivienne Masters,
Surf World Cup Podersdorf Day 3 proved to be a much more relaxed affair, after yesterday's action packed day, as light winds and glorious sunny weather returned to Podersdorf, which created the perfect conditions for the opening heat of the European tow-in event, which took place at 5pm.... [more]
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America's Cup: Preview of 33rd America's Cup saga released - Video
Richard Gladwell,
The trailer (movie-speak for preview) for a new film entitled The Wind Gods has been released. The film covers the events leading up to the 33rd America's Cup Match, and the Match itself. From what can be seen on the trailer the foot age is spectacular, comments very interesting, but the commentary can't be that bad can it? A must see for all sailing fans.... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championship - Great start for Boehm and Roos
Jennifer Langille,
The SAP 505 World Championship is now underway. There are two casinos within walking distance of the Barbados Yacht Club, and if anybody ought to hit the casinos tonight, it's German skipper Stefan Boehm, winner of the opening two races.... [more]
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Interviews from ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres winners
Ajay Rau,
Interviews from ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres winners... [more]
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Team Beau Geste mounts stunning TP52 Southern Cross Cup defence
Lisa Ratcliff,
The internationally crewed Team Beau Geste from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club mounted a stunning defence of their first round result in the TP52 Southern Cross Cup, wrapping up stage two this afternoon on Melbourne's Port Phillip by a whopping 15 points.... [more]
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Four things that matter with the Vicsail Pittwater Beneteau Cup
John Curnow,
If you collect a large group of Beneteaus in the same area, you're pretty much assured of four things. First, there'll be some very civilised greetings and perhaps a glass of bubbly. Next there'll be an equally civilised race, starting not too early in the day. Additionally, there'll be the pre-requisite party with great times and lively band at the end.... [more]
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Steinlager ANZAC 18fter Trophy: Sunday brings respite from big breezes
Sail-World,
The light airs in the final races of the Steinlager 18ft Skiff ANZAC regatta were a welcome respite for the crews after a punishing opening three days. Once again, it was Alex Vallings and his Kiwi crew of Chris Kitchen and Josh McCormack onboard C-Tech and Australian Thurlow Fisher Lawyers setting the pace.... [more]
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CYCA Winter Series - Summer like conditions for Race 1
Jennifer Crooks,
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Winter Series, which has been part of the club's sailing calendar for over 65 years, hosted Race 1 with 112 yachts on the start line despite the balmy temperatures.... [more]
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2013 SAP 505 Worlds: Day 1 images by Christophe Favreau
Christophe Favreau,
The 2013 SAP 505 World Championships are now underway in Barbados. This gallery of images from Day 1 of the racing have been kindly provided by top international photographer Christophe Favreau... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Double Gold for Australia
Craig Heydon,
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Australian sailors have won two gold medals on the final day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, with Tom Burton claiming a come from behind Laser gold while Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan continued their dominant run to win the 470 men's class.... [more]
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Melges 32 Caribbean Championship - Unpredictable Day 2
Joy Dunigan,
2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series (M32VISS), Caribbean Championship second day of racing commenced under rainy and very cloudy conditions. Despite the dismal forecast that basically predicted nothing but unpredictable and unstable air, PRO Hank Stuart and his dedicated Race Committee were determined to make it another great day of racing in Sir Francis Drake Channel.... [more]
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PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf – Epic freestyle conditions on Day 2
Vivienne Masters,
PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf second day of action got underway in Austria shortly after 10:30am. Yesterday's stunning sunshine was replaced by a much moodier scene as the clouds moved in, but more importantly the sailors were greeted with 25-30 knots of wind, making for epic freestyle conditions.... [more]
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ISAF World Cup: Gold and Bronze for New Zealand crews
Jodie Bakewell-White,
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech from New Zealand have won gold at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres in the 49erFX class securing the victory today after six days of racing off the French coast. And Josh Junior has taken his first podium finish at a World Cup Regatta with bronze in the Finn.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Mills claims first major Finn event in Hyeres
Robert Deaves,
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Andrew Mills (GBR) has claimed his first ever major Finn event after snatching victory on the final day of competition in Hyeres. Saturday was medal race day and after trailing team mate Giles Scott (GBR) all week, he was the best performer on the final day to take a well deserved win. Scott took the silver while Josh Junior (NZL) took bronze.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013 -Golden returns as Hyeres action concludes
Fabienne Morin,
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013, the medals were decided across the ten Olympic events which brought the regatta to a close. An up and down breeze that never truly filled in at any point ensured for close knit racing on the final day in the south of France.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week - Build up to the 46th edition + Video
Trish Jenkins,
As boats and people arrive for the 46th Antigua Sailing Week, on the shores of Antigua, preparations get underway for what is looking to be a fantastic regatta. In this episode we get the big picture from Kathy Lammers, Chairman of the Regatta Organizing Committee and our resident racing guru Louay Habib gives us his thoughts on the weeks hot contenders.... [more]
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America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA launches final AC72
John Mangino,
After covering the last America's Cup World Series, iCupusa.com flew via Zurich, London, Newark, Charlotte, and finally San Francisco to attend the launch of USA 17 the final version.... [more]
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ANZAC 18ft skiffs: Fresh to frightening on Australia's Day
Sail-World,
Day three was Australia Day at the Steinlager 18 foot skiff ANZAC regatta in Auckland. Michael Coxon and his crew of Thurlow Fisher Lawyers shone in the strong winds, picking up wins in both races today.... [more]
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