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Etchells Worlds 2012 day 4 images by Andrea Francolini *Feature By Andrea Francolini images, 8:07 AM Thu 23 Feb 2012 GMT
The Etchells Worlds day 4 was a summer day right out of the brochure with a light north easter blowing and flats seas. Andrea Francolini images from today's racing ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 Day 4 - Champagne sailing + results *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 7:39 AM Thu 23 Feb 2012 GMT
It's getting to the business end of the 2012 Etchells Worlds 2012 being sailed in the waters off Sydney Heads. There was a general recall for the first race of the day. The second start under Black Flag, was clear. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - Francolini day 3 images hot off the water *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 6:47 AM Wed 22 Feb 2012 GMT
Andrea Francolini, the best know sailing photographer in Australia was on the water on thhe Etchells course today. Its days like this that Drew of Sydney really loves his work. You will see more images later at www.afrancolini.com ...
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Etchells Worlds Day 3 - Who is the King after four races? *Feature By Sail-World.com, 4:11 AM Wed 22 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells Worlds 2012. It was a crazy day offshore yesterday with Etchells racing being impossibleas the winds gusted into the mid 30’s against a two knot set. ...
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan capsize images by Andrea Francolini *Feature By Andrea Francolini images, 7:22 AM Tue 21 Feb 2012 GMT
There was plenty of action for the 18ft Skiffs at the JJ Giltinan regatta. Maybe even a bit too much for some to handle! Andrea Francolini images from an interesting day at the office. ...
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Etchells Worlds Day 2 – Horror seas means racing abandoned *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 3:06 AM Tue 21 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells Worlds Day 2. Fleet held in Watson's Bay. As Principal Race Officer Ross Wilson explained 'The conditions today with wind against a two knot south flowing set, are huge. We are in no hurry to drop the AP; we are very concerned if if we start racing we might sink half the fleet. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Light winds set to deal another hand *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:58 AM Mon 20 Feb 2012 GMT
While official reports have it that Groupama is leading the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race - using the snap-shot placing system, the weather routing projections tell a different story. As the fleet splits following the Mark Foy start, it would seem that the margins have been largely erased that were injected into the starting order, after yesterday's coastal race. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 day 1 - Taylor leads after two races *Feature By Sail-World.com, 5:09 AM Mon 20 Feb 2012 GMT
The Etchells Worlds 2012 started with the three committee boats hanging in the south flowing tide which was 1.5 to 2 knots on the start line. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - 27 years and still on the bow *Feature By Tracey Johnstone, 10:00 PM Sun 19 Feb 2012 GMT
For the Etchells Worlds, it’s been 27 years since the Sydney Etchells Fleet hosted and in the ensuing years, many of the competitors have raced on other boats, in other classes and at other events. One competitor from the 1984 Etchells World Championship who has done the full circle finishing back in Sydney, at the Etchells Worlds, on the start line today and still on the bow, is Paul Westlake. ...
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Entries closing soon for Sydney Harbour Regatta 2012, March 10-11 *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 1:14 AM Sun 19 Feb 2012 GMT
Sydney Harbour Regatta Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March 2012, Sydney’s premier yacht racing event with over 300 yachts and 2,500 crew members expected to be sailing both inshore and offshore, on as many as ten course areas and up to twenty-five divisions. Entires closing soon ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - Mr Consistency looking for second title *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 10:07 PM Sat 18 Feb 2012 GMT
Sailing at the 2012 Etchells World Championshups there are two U.S. World Champion skippers Jud Smith (2006) and Vince Brun (2000) looking for their second World Championship crown, along with three Aussie skippers, John Bertrand (2010), Peter McNeil (2004) and Cameron Miles (1999). ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - Tom Slingsby adds Olympic thinking *Feature By Tracey Johnstone, 7:35 AM Sat 18 Feb 2012 GMT
Whether they are amateur or professional sailors, for the fleet of 74 boats carrying 238 crew, their goal is the 2012 International Etchells Class World Championship honours. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: In-Port Race, Sanya: Replay - watch here *Feature By Sail-World, 1:30 AM Sat 18 Feb 2012 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race made a spectacular return to action on Saturday with overcast skies, fresh and oscillating winds for the Sanya Haitang Bay In-Port Race (starting 0600 UTC). Flat seas and a breeze of around 20 knots combined in the protected waters of Sanya Bay to create ideal inshore racing conditions ...
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For Sail-World.com, the largest sailing news network, growth continues *Feature By Sail-World.com, 6:25 AM Fri 17 Feb 2012 GMT
Sail-World.com is the largest sailing news network in the world, delivering content online via 17 sites world-wide. The Sail-World audience is commonly spending three to four times longer on Sail-World than on any other marine site world-wide. ...
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Rabbitohs chase another Giltinan Trophy *Feature By Frank Quealey, 3:41 AM Fri 17 Feb 2012 GMT
James J. Giltinan was responsible for introducing the sport of Rugby League football into Australia more than 100 years ago, then, as Secretary of the Australian 18 Footers League, introduced the JJ Giltinan Worlds Championship Trophy to 18ft Skiff Racing in 1938. ...
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Sail Port Stephens 2012 heading for new record *Feature By Sail Port Stephens Media, 1:07 AM Fri 17 Feb 2012 GMT
Sail Port Stephens, one of Australia’s fastest growing regattas, is now in its sixth year and is ready to set sail from 16 through to 22 April 2012. Entries for Sail Port Stephens have been flooding in and Commodore Dom Grundy and from the organising authority, the Corlette Point Sailing Club, expect between 170 and 190 entries across the nine days of racing. ...
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Excitement ahead for 2012 Airlie Beach Race Week *Feature By Airlie Beach Race Week media, 9:32 PM Thu 16 Feb 2012 GMT
A new record fleet could be on the cards for the 23rd annual Airlie Beach Race Week, which will run from August 10 to 16 2012 and the long awaited move to Port of Airlie could happen for this year’s Race Week. ...
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Women's Olympic Skiff Trials: New FX put through paces + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:43 PM Thu 16 Feb 2012 GMT
One of the trialists for the new Olympic Womens Skiff event has been put through its paces by several of crews off Takapuna over the past few weeks. The Mackay FX is a response to the need for a high performance skiff, offering low entry cost, and taking womens sailing to a new level. ...
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Etchells Australian Championship - 2012 Pre-Worlds images day 3 *Feature By The Sail-World Team, 1:00 PM Mon 13 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells Australian Championship - 2012 Pre-Worlds day three images from the Sail-World team. ...
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America's Cup: 'Itiwi' partnership gets all clear from Jury *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:10 AM Mon 13 Feb 2012 GMT
In a Decision just announced, the partnership between Italy's Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand has been given the all clear by the International Jury. Luna Rossa have purchased the design for Emirates Team NZ's first AC72 catamaran, and the two will sail together in Auckland in the latter months of 2012. ...
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Etchells Pre-Worlds - Lead changes as new fortunes gained and lost *Feature By Tracey Johnstone, Event Media , 9:50 PM Sun 12 Feb 2012 GMT
It was mixed fortunes for several highly-rated title contenders who were expected to lead the fleet through much of the Zhik Etchells National Championship. Errors on the start line, shifty breezes and erroneous tactical calls cost some skippers any chance of a top ten finish while for others they are likely to miss out on a podium place. ...
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GME – An Australian company taking the search out of Search and Rescue *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 9:32 PM Sun 12 Feb 2012 GMT
Having activated an Australian made GME 406 EPIRB and listened to the throb of an Australian Navy Seahawk as it approached in the darkness towards our stricken boat in huge seas in the 1998 Sydney Hobart race, this writer is very favourably inclined towards GME EPIRBS and these days even more so with GME producing EPIRBS with GPS. ...
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Etchells Australian Championship - 2012 Pre-Worlds images day 2 *Feature By The Sail-World Team, 8:57 AM Sun 12 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells Australian Championship, 2012 Pre-Worlds. Images from day 2 on the Pittwater circle, sunshine and storms - images from the Sail-World team ...
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Etchells Pre-Worlds - drama for Big Guns in first race *Feature By Tracey Johnstone, Event Media , 7:58 AM Sat 11 Feb 2012 GMT
Top title contenders in the Zhik National Championship, Brun and Bertrand, are in an unenviable position. With only eight races to the four-day event being held off Pittwater and with a fleet of exceptional sailing talent, breaking the line on a Black Flag start in the first race of the series is for John Bertrand, Vince Brun, Tom King and Mark Langford a costly mistake. ...
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Global Ocean Race: Ross Field vents frustrations and looks at options *Feature By Ben Gladwell, 1:20 PM Fri 10 Feb 2012 GMT
Former winner of the Volvo Ocean race, Ross Field, is back in Auckland a week after having to withdraw from Leg 3, of the Global Ocean Race. Sail-World door stopped Field on his way to see medical specialists about the back and other injuries he sustained after the race leaders were forced to beat to windward for a week. He had just heard that race organisers had moved the mark. His reaction ..... ...
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