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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week- Marcus Blackmore's Hooligan wins IRC A *Feature By Lisa Ratcliff, 3:08 AM Sat 27 Aug 2011 GMT
A 28-year dream of winning the Grand Prix division at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week has been realised for Sydney yachtsman Marcus Blackmore. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Images of IRC Champion Hooligan *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island Race Week , 2:02 AM Sat 27 Aug 2011 GMT
In yesterday's race around the islands, Marcus Blackmore's TP 52 Hooligan (formerly Emirates Team NZ) convincingly sealed victory as the Class A winner in the Audi IRC Australian Championships, taking her seventh division win of the week in this closing championship regatta of the 2011 series. ...
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Audi IRC Australian Championships 2011 - Full Results *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 2:00 AM Sat 27 Aug 2011 GMT
With the final race of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week blown out, the 2011 Audi IRC Australian Championships is now decided. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 Day 7 – Its blown out!! *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 1:35 AM Sat 27 Aug 2011 GMT
The Molle Island Race in the 2011 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week did not started as scheduled. Boats were circulating in Dent Passage but there was not a scintilla of breeze. Many of them were sitting head to tide, as the tide ebbed north. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Performance Racing 2011 – Oh so tight *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 11:25 PM Fri 26 Aug 2011 GMT
Back in 2003 Tony Coleman’s Euphoria then a J120, sailed into second place in the last day's Molle Island Race to take her division. Wind forward eight years and Coleman and his Euphoria crew top the Performance Racing Division 2 leader board, this time it’s a J133. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Cruising Divisions Images *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 7:24 AM Fri 26 Aug 2011 GMT
All four cruising divisions were sent off on Course 12 today, starting in Dent Passage, heading south around Pine and Long Islands, then northward to White Rock, east to Denman Island and finally back to the finish in Dent Passage. It was a day more redolent of the west of Ireland than the Whitsundays, with low cloud hanging over Dent Island and a quiet persistent drizzle ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Whale Watching With Wild Oats XI *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island Race Week , 6:12 AM Fri 26 Aug 2011 GMT
In the Whitsunday Passage a mother whale and her calf were having a very enjoyable afternoon today, breaching and rolling as Wild Oats XI led the fleet past their playground to the race finish in Dent Passage. Crosbie Lorimer was nearby and captured these images of all three 'supermaxis' in action. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 day 5 images by Sail-World.com *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 6:57 PM Thu 25 Aug 2011 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 Day 5 images. It started with misty rain but then the skies cleared with 18-25 knots. More Sail-World photos from the 28th annual event. ...
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Tûranor PlanetSolar: Quiet Achiever *Feature By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 3:17 AM Wed 24 Aug 2011 GMT
Tûranor PlanetSolar looks very much like one of those educational toys you might buy for a brainy nephew. And with good reason. This boat is a classic example of form-follows-function. A flat top to provide maximum area for the array of solar cells; carbon fibre construction to keep weight to a minimum, an 11-ton array of lithium ion batteries; ultra-slippery wave piercing catamaran hulls ...
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Fantasea and SeaLink join forces to promote Magnetic Island *Feature By SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week Media, 8:17 PM Tue 23 Aug 2011 GMT
The two transport companies providing ferry services to Magnetic Island have joined forces to promote a major Australian sailing event, which runs from September 1st to 6th on Magnetic Island. Townsville sailor Michael Guinea from the Australian F18 Class Association explained ‘Fantasea is the official naming rights sponsorship of the F18 Catamaran Australian Championships.' ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 4 - Loki tears mainsail *Feature By Lisa Ratcliff, 8:12 AM Tue 23 Aug 2011 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The wind howled all night and 30 plus knots of south easterly breeze greeted the starters on the race track, packing plenty of punch. Second on the IRC Class A Grand Prix pointscore heading into day four, Stephen Ainsworth’s RP63 Loki was the highest profile casualty, less than five minutes after their start in Dent Passage. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Day 4 Images from Crosbie Lorimer *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 6:46 AM Tue 23 Aug 2011 GMT
It was a day to test the resolve and endurance of all the crews that were sent off on a long islands course in a heavy duty south easterly, gusting to 30 knots at times. Crosbie Lorimer chased the IRC and Performance fleets down the Whitsunday Passage as they blasted their way north to Double Cone Island. Here are some of his pictures from that wild ride. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Day 3 Crosbie Lorimer Cruising Images *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 6:07 AM Mon 22 Aug 2011 GMT
It was a day of strong winds and bright sunshine for the Cruising Divisions which headed off on to White Rock and Denman Islands. Crosbie Lorimer followed the cruising divsisions as they left Dent Passage and captured these images. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 Day 3 - first photos *Feature By Sail-World.com, 5:22 AM Mon 22 Aug 2011 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 Day 3 - 22-28 knots, wind against tide and sunshine. ...
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Forecast Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 3 - Heavy Weather!!! *Feature By Kenn Batt, 9:22 PM Sun 21 Aug 2011 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day three forecast: Great care required today. A Strong Wind Warning is current. Synoptic Discussion: A large high pressure system with a central pressure of 1040 hPa situated east of Tasmania, is moving slowly eastward. A broad trough of low pressure lies further to the east. ...
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Rolex Fastnet Race: Fastnet Race in Four Minutes - Crewcam Video *Feature By Ben Gladwell, Irish Sea , 7:09 PM Sun 21 Aug 2011 GMT
Sail-World's Ben Gladwell (NZL) crewed aboard the 52fter Bob for the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race, and compiled this four minute video clip of the race, shot using a headcam. Join the crew on the rail and bow of Bob for the start, leaving The Needles, being passed by the supermaxis ICAP Leopard and Rambler, rounding Fastnet Rock and more. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Day 2 Crosbie Lorimer IRC Images *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 1:36 PM Sun 21 Aug 2011 GMT
There are just some days when, as a photographer, you know you're in for a treat - and today was one of those days. Solid 15-18 knot breeze, a short sea and sun all day. ...
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Blackmore’s Hooligan clear ahead in Audi IRC Australian title tilt *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 6:43 AM Sun 21 Aug 2011 GMT
When Sydney sailor Marcus Blackmore set his sights on winning the 2011 Audi Australian IRC Championship, he commissioned weatherman Roger'Clouds' Badham to determine the wind speed his new TP52 Hooligan, the former Emirates Team New Zealand boat should be optimised for, with new bulb. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Photos from Day 2 *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 6:05 AM Sun 21 Aug 2011 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 2 and giant 4.8 nautical mile legs for the IRC Class A windward leewards sailed on Catseye Bay today. Breezes were in the 13-18 knot range, classical winter trade winds, but as the tide flooded south, there was enough lump to excite the yachting photographers. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Images Day 1 *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 7:49 AM Sat 20 Aug 2011 GMT
It's hard to imagine a better start for Race Week than today; sun, 25 degrees and just enough breeze to give the fleet a warm up without overstretching those winter-bound muscles. Crosbie Lorimer was on the water following the fleet's trip around Lindeman Island and back through Dent Passage, capturing these images on the way round. www.crosbielorimer.com ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day One - right out of the Brochure *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 6:02 AM Sat 20 Aug 2011 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day One - It was a day right out of a Whitsundays Sailing Brochure 10-15 knots and glorious sunshine. ...
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CYCA pays tribute to Gary Ticehurst *Feature By Peter Campbell, , 6:15 AM Fri 19 Aug 2011 GMT
The flying skills of ABC helicopter pilot Gary Ticehurst brought ocean yacht racing, with its the dramas and the exhilaration of sailing on the open sea, into the living rooms of millions of people around the world, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Commodore Garry Linacre said today. ...
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Fantasea Adventure Cruising - Specials for Whitsunday racing sailors *Feature By Media Services, 9:46 PM Thu 18 Aug 2011 GMT
Fantasea Adventure Cruising is offering a special discount to Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island Race Week participants and their families. Take advantage of a 20% discount on lay day and travel with Fantasea Adventure Cruising to beautiful Whitehaven Beach or Reefworld on the Great Barrier Reef. ...
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Final day images of Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2011 *Feature By Teri Dodds, 5:00 AM Thu 18 Aug 2011 GMT
The Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week has come to close for 2011. Victorian photographer Teri Dodds has been fortunate, with great sailing conditions throughout the last week of competition and presents her final day of images. ...
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2011 day 6 - Final showdown *Feature By Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week media, 12:45 AM Thu 18 Aug 2011 GMT
With placings at the top of leaderboards extremely close, today's race was set to decide the trophy winners for Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2011. ...
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