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 06 May 2013
 

Monday midday - and lots of sailing news



However this morning the fleet is spreading out and This morning Tony Mitchell's Super Sled is now 480 miles into the 1440 nautical mile race and is now leading on line honours, IRC and PHS scoring systems.

Full tracking at www.fremantlebali.com

ISAF and ILCA on thin ice? Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright - today we feature an article by British IPR lawyer John Harwood-Bee on the lawsuit between designer Bruce Kirby, builder LPE and associated companies and ISAF and ILCA.

While the whole subject might appear quite arcane, it's having a serious impact in the Asia Pacific, with long time Laser builder Performance Sailcraft Australia scratching its head as to how it might be able to build Lasers, after ISAF-ILCA recent rules changes and stay out of the US court system.

After 40 years of doing the right thing by everyone, PSA is now stuck been a rock and a hard place and it has asked ISAF and ILCA and been told very unhelpfully `Do what you have to do'... We trust Australia´s and in fact all the Pacific representatives will be asking some hard questions at the upcoming ISAF mid-year meeting in Copenhagen this weekend.

America's Cup: Russell Coutts and Grant Dalton, the heads of two America's Cup teams squared off in Auckland last Friday night. Sail-World´s Richard Gladwell has provided a two part feature on the Q & A session.

Robert Date´s Scarlet Runner has confirm its entry in the 2014 Cape Town to Rio race. The 16 meter (52 feet) long Reichel-Pugh designed Racing Yacht has an impressive racing record dating back to its launch in July 2009.

This includes first in IRC Division one at the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, line honours and a new race record in the ORCV's Cock of the Bay race and wins in the Audi Docklands Invitational and the Adelaide to Port Lincoln race in February 2010, 2011 and 2012, setting a new race record of 12 hours for the 160nm race.

Her success continued with line honours and IRC wins in the Melbourne to King Island race in 2011 and 2013. In fact she has only been unplaced in one ocean race and that was the 2011 Sydney to Hobart race where she was placed eighth on IRC.

Entries now open for Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2013 - the 384 nautical mile Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race to start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm, Saturday 27 July.

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

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 year's winter winner Matthew Chew (part of Jason Muir's 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?

Enter now at www.mooetchells.yachting.org.au


Rob Kothe



ISAF and ILCA on thin ice? Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright
Marine Business-World,
Extracts from an article written for Scuttlebutt USA by IPR lawyer John Harwood-Bee on the lawsuit between Laser designer Bruce Kirby, builder LPE and associated companies and ISAF and ILCA.... [more]
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Coastguards pay tribute to yacht crew after copybook rescue
RNLI/Sail-World Cruising,
British Coastguards have paid tribute to the preparedness of a yacht crew in an MOB(COB) situation, which possibly saved the life of the overboard crew member who was wearing a life jacket and tethered to the yacht. While the crew could not retrieve her, they pressed the registered DSC radio distress button and the crew member was speedily airlifted to hospital... [more]
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Ulsan PWA World Cup - Slalom sailors paradise on day 2
Chris Yates,
On day two of the Ulsan PWA World Cup, Jinha beach truly delivered the goods as winds of between 14-25 knots created a slalom sailors paradise for the entire afternoon. After several hours of adrenaline fueled slalom Alberto Menegatti (Starboard / Point-7 / Mystic) and Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) were the sailors wearing the biggest smiles, as they claimed the opening bullets of the campaign.... [more]
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RC44 Trapani Cup - Team Aqua snatch victory on final day
Jo Grindley,
The RC44 Trapani Cup really did go down to the wire, with the eventual winner not decided until the final metres of the final race of the event. Team Aqua had laid the gauntlet down to Team CEEREF winning the opening two races of the day. Going into the final decider Aqua led by just one-point, CEEREF needed to put a boat between them and Aqua to win the regatta.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - The Wave, Muscat victorious in Qingdao
Extreme Sailing Series,
In the third act of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, Qingdao saved its best for last on the final day and the pressure was understandably on from the first start gun with no quarter given on the water as the teams used classic match racing tactics to try and outwit their nearest rivals.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Winning performance from SAP Extreme Sailing
Jo Uffendell,
Extreme Sailing Series 2013 team SAP Extreme Sailing started the day as they meant to go on, making it first across the line in the very first race. Commenting on their winning performance today Jes Gram-Hansen said: 'We have had a superb day on the water, maybe even our best ever, with three race wins and third place overall in Act 3.... [more]
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CYCA Winter Series - Tricky and shifty weather conditions for race two
Jennifer Crooks,
Mother Nature smiled on the 124 yachts competing in Race two of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Winter Series, providing competitors with a glorious sunny day and moderate south south-westerly winds.... [more]
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Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - General Lee stuns race fleet
Bernie Kaaks,
The Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali race is organised by Fremantle Sailing Club in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. After a solid night's sailing in relatively light east to south easterly breezes, the canting keel super maxi Super Sled is this morning bowling along the WA coast at an average of more than 13 knots.... [more]
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America's Cup: Coutts and Dalton share their views on the Cup's future
Richard Gladwell,
The heads of two America's Cup teams squared off in Auckland on Friday May 3, 2013, at a fundraising dinner to support the 2016 Paralympic campaign of two America's Cup sailors, Rick Dodson and David Barnes. Here is the second of a two part feature covering the Question and Answer session between Grant Dalton and Russell Coutts, in front of a very sailing knowledgeable audience... [more]
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James Frecheville: A passion for building wooden boats
Lee Mylchreest,
James Frecheville learnt to sail at the age of 8. I don't know when he developed his passion for wooden boats and the creation of a boat an owner will 'not own, but have stewardship over' but it must have developed during his long career of sailing everything from skiff to cruising keelboat.... [more]
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Phoenicia seeks sponsorship to sail the Atlantic
Nancy Knudsen,
In 1492 Columbus might have crossed the Ocean Blue and 'discovered' America in his three sailing ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, but it is just possible that the Phoenicians sailed the Atlantic 2,000 years earlier. Money is needed to prove it.... [more]
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ISAF Mid-Year Meetings - 11 May covered with live video streaming
David Fleischer,
When ISAF holds the Council meeting in Copenhagen on Saturday 11 May, the meeting will be covered by live streaming on the web for the first time. SportsXstream, experienced in tracking and live video for sailing events, is pleased to be asked by ISAF to use some of this Sports Presentation expertise to support the sport at an administration level.... [more]
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Ulsan PWA World Cup - Stunning opening ceremony at Jinha beach
Chris Yates,
On the opening day of the Ulsan PWA World Cup, both the men's and women's heats registered for the upcoming week of competition between 10am and 11am. With light onshore winds combined with beautiful sunshine in the morning, the sailors took the opportunity to finish preparing themselves and their equipment for the start of the competition.... [more]
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RC44 Trapani Cup - Penultimate day full of surprises
Jo Grindley,
At the RC44 Trapani Cup, seven-points separate the top three boats going into the final day of racing. With no discards allowed at the RC44 events, no-one is taking bets on who will lift the RC44 Trapani Cup. Igor Lah and Michele Ivaldi on-board Team CEEREF turned the gas up on their opposition winning the day's opening race.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Plotting a course for the podium + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
In the third act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao, the skippers and crews competing could have woken up in a different city today, after a thick fog descended overnight masking the buildings around Fushan Bay. The fleet waited patiently on shore for the fog to clear and they thought it was all over for the day, but at 1630 local time it finally abated.... [more]
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America's Cup: Coutts and Dalton at odds over Cup television coverage
Richard Gladwell,
The heads of two America's Cup teams squared off in Auckland on Friday May 3, 2013, at a fundraising dinner to support the 2016 Paralympic campaign of two America's Cup sailors, Rick Dodson and David Barnes. Here is the first of a two part feature covering the Question and Answer session between Grant Dalton and Russell Coutts. television and the America's Cup dominated the opening rounds + Video... [more]
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing AC72 update 10 + Video
Beau Outteridge,
During the AC World Series event in Naples the AC72 was not allowed to sail. So Artemis Racing used this time as a chance to modify the boat some more. The shore crew have been working tirelessly to make things happen here. Mark Carpenter, head of platform maintenance, explains the mods and how the shore crew tackle the work set out for them.... [more]
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Cornell's new twin Atlantic Odyssey takes Transat rallies to four
Sail-World Cruising,
While it is a long way from Australia, crossing the north Atlantic, devoid of mid-ocean islands and a distance of almost 3000nm, is a challenge that many cruising sailors love to take on. Now, with the addition of two new departures, there are four cruising rallies to choose from if you find yourself fortunate enough to be there.... [more]
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Latest NEEL 60 trimaran - certainly something to talk about
Des Ryan,
Just new and looking like a sleek alien which has just landed, the latest NEEL trimaran is certain something to talk about. The company calls it 'Sport Chic' navigation style and you certainly won't be missed on the water if you invest in one of these boats.... [more]
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RC44 Trapani Cup - Aqua excels in perfect sailing conditions
Jo Grindley,
At the RC44 Trapani Cup, perfect sailing conditions were delivered for the thirteen competing international teams. Three races saw three separate race winners, in a day where consistency was hard to come by. It was Team Aqua who managed stay out of trouble and jump to the top of the leader-board at the halfway point of the regatta.... [more]
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Americas Cup: Dalton and Coutts square off at fundraising dinner
Richard Gladwell,
The heads of two America's Cup teams squared off in Auckland tonight at a fundraising dinner to support the 2016 Paralympic campaign of two America's Cup sailors. The evening commenced with the screening of several video clips from 2010 with Oracle Team USA's Larry Ellison being interviewed as to his vision for the 34th America's Cup, with some now fairly extravagant forecasts about the num... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 3: Battle lines drawn on Fushan Bay + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
On a jam-packed eight race day two at Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Qingdao, where all the action was broadcast live for the third year running on local broadcaster Qingdao TV, the eight international Extreme 40s competing moved into stadium mode in the heart of Fushan Bay where the battle lines were drawn between Alinghi and The Wave, Muscat.... [more]
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Top of the Gulf Regatta 2013 - Pattaya all ready to go go go
Event Media,
Up to 12 classes will compete in the TOG Regatta this year, including IRC 1, IRC 2, IRC 3, IRC 4, Cruising, Platus (competing for the Coronation Cup), Ocean Multihulls, Formula 18, Open Beach Multihulls, Single-handed monohull dinghies, Double-handed monohull dinghies, Optimists (Thailand Optimist National Championships) - and returning for their second year are the NeilPryde RS:One Windsurfers.... [more]
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Australian Scarlet Runner to challenge for Cape 2 Rio
Cape 2 Rio 2014,
The 2014 Cape 2 Rio yacht race sees the Australian Scarlet Runner confirm its entry. The 16 meter (52 feet) long Reichel-Pugh designed Racing Yacht has an impressive racing record dating back to its launch in July 2009.... [more]
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Honouring the ANZACS - Reflections from the past
Andrew Short,
Some of you will remember my dad, or at least his boat names. Being a WW11 fighter pilot his first one was called Kittyhawk after the type of airplane he flew and being a squadron leader his second one was named after his call sign, Red One (even though it was a blue boat).... [more]
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Entries now open for Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2013
Jennifer Crooks,
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is pleased to announce the release of the Notice of Race for the 384 nautical mile Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race to start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm, Saturday 27 July.... [more]
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18ft skiffs: Steinlager ANZAC Regatta - Video from Saturday
Sail-World,
Top sailing video cameraman, Bruce Adams, was on the water to capture racing on the penultimate day of the 18ft skiff regatta staged over ANZAC weekend in Auckland (NZ) and sponsored by Steinlager. Three 18ft skiffs made the trip across the Tasman, which was won by Thurlow Fisher (AUS), helmed by Michael Coxon. Second was C-Spar (NZL) (Alex Vallings), and third Yamaha (NZL) (David McDiarmid).... [more]
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