Aussies in the America´s Cup, Dogs off Chains and all a Tweet

34th America’s Cup - ARTEMIS and ORACLE TEAM USA AC72 training in San Francisco Bay
Sail Port Stephens 2013 - Entries are coming in fast but Marina spaces are limited, you better jump to it. Full details below.

(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

Sail-World will be at the RYA Dinghy Show in London this weekend. Tom Rosoman, who has been on the dinghy scene for more years that he wants us to know, who has now joined Australia´s Performance Sailcraft as the Business Development Manager says this is the ´Best Boat Show in the World´ - we are looking forward to it.

America’s Cup news, - Talked to Jimmy Spithill, at length last night. (We will run the full interview over the weekend.) Lots of interesting revelations and the Aussie Oracle USA skipper made both some amusing and quite cutting comments about the AC72 Team from across The Ditch.

Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa have stepped up their level of pre-Louis Vuitton Cup (LVC) racing with a friendly, semi-serious match-up on New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf. Inside, don’t miss the fantastic video coverage of the two mammoth catamarans. This is the closest thing that the world has seen, to date, of AC72 racing, and there’s little doubt that this year’s LVC and AC34 will be a truly spectacular show. Richard Gladwell has all the news, as you´d expect.

Emirates Team NZ - 26 February 2013

Also AC related, Artemis Racing, the Challenger of Record for AC34, recently announced that they have already started construction on a second-generation AC72 in the team’s home country of Sweden. According to plans, the new boat should be sailing on the Bay by early May. Currently, the team’s first-generation AC72 is back in the shed, undergoing substantial modifications to give her better wick compared to the other AC72s afloat. Iain ´Goobs´´ Jensen, Nathan Outteridge´s Olympic 49 Gold Medal crew has joined Nath as part of the Artemis team now.

Olympic Talent Joins Artemis Racing - John Gimson and Iain Jensen

NSW Etchells Championships 2013 are scheduled to run off Cronulla starting today but with 20-40 knot southerlies and sea and swell combinations of six metres across today and tomorrow, there might be more drinking than sailing. John Curnow reported large dogs off chains on Cronulla Beach last night.

Burke Melia from the Cronulla Sailing Club in, No mercy (AUS943). - Etchells NSW Championship

A big boost for the Fremantle to Bali Race 2013 , with Tokolosh VI better know as Nicorette set to lead the fleet north.

YuuZoo (nee Tokolosh, Nicorette - 2004 Rolex Sydney to Hobart)

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