Australia's winning in Europe

A great morning in football for Australia, even tho' the English referee seemed to have trouble counting to two. It took three yellow cards before he finally dismissed Croatia's Josip Suminic.

Not just the soccer, Australian’s sailing well at Kiel Week, leading four classes after two days.

It seems that the Australian built Volvo 70 is already on the way back to Australia, to prepare for the 2006 Rolex Sydney to Hobart, perhaps to the displeasure of its VOR sponsors Brunel. All was not well in the camp with the sponsors apparently blocking Wharington's participation in the last legs of the race. We are currently seeking clarification.

Last week's Sail-World survey show just how wide the interests of our audience is. Sail-World started as a racing site, but now covers a much broader church. This week Rob Landis from Boat Books details the latest book releases and tells how to choose a sextant.

In a bid to smooth procedures, Yachting Australia has simplified procedures for Sea Safety and Survival Revalidation. With the emphasis on offshore training Eastsail announces their latest training program.

The Sydney International Boat Show is only a little over a month away and there is a flood of announcements about new boats. Sail-World welcomes two new advertisers this week Marten Yachts, part of Azzura Marine and Windcraft importers of Hanse and Hallberg Rassy Yachts, who will both have new boats there.

Winners and losers from Louis Vuitton Act 12 Day One.

Queensland Sports Minister, the Honorable Tom Barton, will start the Queensland Government's South Pacific Boomerang Yacht Race in Melbourne next weekend. Sail-World will be reporting this race in detail.

Sail-World stays with Gipsy Moth IV. The latest from Auckland.

News from the Sydney Mooloolaba Mackay race, its The Truck’s last hurrah.

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