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NSW Laser Class Training: Book Now! *Feature By Laura Baldwin, Sunshine, NSW , 5:29 AM Thu 1 Mar 2012 GMT
There are a few remaining opportunities to gain coaching input from Australia's Laser superstars. The dates and links to the online registration forms are below. What: NSW Laser Class Training Time: 10am-4pm (please be rigged by 10am ready for the briefing) ...
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Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 2012, Race 7 another win for 7 - Video *Feature By Bob Killick, Sydney , 7:13 AM Mon 27 Feb 2012 GMT
The A team, with Jarvin, Babbage, and Newton brought the 'Red Rocket', Gotta Love it 7 home for their sixth bullet to complete their total domination of the 2012 JJ. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - Sail-World interviews some of the key players *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 4:28 AM Sun 26 Feb 2012 GMT
After the last race of the Etchells Worlds 2012 Sail-World.com interviewed the top four place getters dockside at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron - Tom King (Iron Lotus), Graeme Taylor (Magpie), John Bertrand (Triad) and Jud Smith (Roulette), as well as 2010 Sailor of the Year Tom Slingsby (Triad). ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper loses lead as breakaway group forms *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:08 PM Sat 25 Feb 2012 GMT
Some dramatic moves over the past eight hours have seen the lead change in the Volvo Ocean Race, and breakaway group form as two of the boats made a move north, sailing away from their destination. Although Camper is being called as race leader by the Volvo Ocean race, using their snap-shot of current positions, that system does not see projected finishing times, and just calls the lead for those ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Puma heads for New Zealand at 20kts plus *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:01 AM Sat 25 Feb 2012 GMT
Puma Ocean Racing, the US flagged entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, is blitzing the fleet, sailing at speeds of around 19kts, while her competitors are sailing at 10-12kts. Worst affected is the leg leader, Camper crewed by Enirates Team NZ, who has been forced to sail the most northerly course of the group, reducing her lead under the on the water snap shot of the boat positions used by VOR ...
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Etchells Worlds – The 2012 Champion is crowned *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 4:11 AM Sat 25 Feb 2012 GMT
The ninth and final race in the 2012 Etchells World Championship was scheduled to start on the Manly Circle at 12 noon, Saturday 25 February. The match up everyone was waiting for was between Tom King (Iron Lotus) and Graeme ‘GT’ Taylor (Magpie), second on the leader board. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 interviews with top contenders - Who will win? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 8:31 PM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
At the Etchells Worlds 2012, Sail-World.com interviewed the top title contenders after four days of competition - Tom King (Iron Lotus), Graeme Taylor (Magpie), John Bertrand (Triad) and Jud Smith (Roulette). ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 Race 8 - The world turns upside down *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 6:46 AM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells Worlds 2012 - Race 8. At the start of the second race for the day the wind was steady, still at 035. PRO Ross Wilson set a windward leeward course with a 2.2nm first beat. A general recall was followed by a Black Flag start. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 Day 5 - New Leader after race 7 *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 4:25 AM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
At the start of the Etchells World Championship 2012 on day 5 the fleet waited on the Manly Circle course off Sydney Heads, in brilliant sunshine. Principal Race Officer Ross Wilson called a postponement at the scheduled 12 noon start time as the breeze was patchy across course. ...
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Knut Frostad talks about sponsorship, economics, China, and the VOR *Feature By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 2:20 AM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
While the VOR fleet are bashing their way towards Taiwan and the Luzon Strait, we were quite happy to have had a trip round the bay in somewhat lighter conditions, sun shining etc on board Camper during the Volvo stopover in Sanya. It was an interesting experience, getting up close and personal with not only the sailors but also the movers and shakers behind the scenes. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 Day 5 – These are the days you always fear!! *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 12:40 AM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells World Championship 2012 - The 74 boat Etchells fleet is current heading out to the Manly circle course of Sydney Heads for the critical races seven and eight in the nine race series. Jud Smith is leading the regatta on 13 points, from Tom King on 15 and John Bertrand 26, Graeme Taylor 32, Vince Brun 34 and Cam Miles 36 ahead of Alastair Gair, Dave Clarke, Peter McNeill and Nitro Drenna ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - Day 4 images by Howard Wright *Feature By Howard Wright images, 9:38 AM Thu 23 Feb 2012 GMT
Howard Wright, Image Professional Photography, was out on the water today capturing all the action on day four of the Etchells Worlds 2012, Sydney. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 day 4 images by Andrea Francolini *Feature By Andrea Francolini images, 7:07 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, 6:39 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, 5:47 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, 3:11 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, 6:22 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, 2:06 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, 9:58 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, 4:09 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, 9:00 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, 12:14 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, 9:07 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, 6:35 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, 12:30 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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