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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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Amazing Day onboard TeamVodafoneSailing *Feature By Teri Dodds, 5:51 AM Tue 16 Aug 2011 GMT
Well, speechless comes to mind when you find yourself onboard TeamVodafoneSailing for a race in the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week. A slick crew lead by skipper Simon Hull and Kevin Peet calling tactics, sent the Orca 60 multi-hull around the 27nm course in 01:39:06, with their nearest rival Malcolm Richardson's Nacra 36 Malice coming in 37 minutes behind. ...
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Fisher's View: Cascais - The finale – devil take the hindmost *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cascais, Portugal , 9:32 PM Sun 14 Aug 2011 GMT
And so to the so-called Super Sunday . . and the opportunity for Jimmy Spithill to demonstrate to the boss, Larry Ellison, how it should be done. Larry claimed the sixth man spot and Jimmy appeared to be ready to present the dainty dish to set before the king with a classic, well-timed run into the start ...
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2011 - Day 3 Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Airlie Beach, Queensland , 5:13 AM Sun 14 Aug 2011 GMT
Teri Dodds is in Airlie Beach covering the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week and presents this gallery of images for you to enjoy. ...
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Fisher's View: Cascais - A Box of Matches on the penultimate day *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cascais, Portugal , 10:41 PM Sat 13 Aug 2011 GMT
It is a day when the amount of confusing material has been reduced to a minimum. We members of the media were addressed only by the ACRM supremo, Iain Murray, and with the 'big fella' there is no room for anything but straight talking, none of the confusion of marketing-speak. ...
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Fun In The Sun in Airlie *Feature By Teri Dodds, 5:17 AM Fri 12 Aug 2011 GMT
A day of wind and warmth met the crews sailing the glorious Whitsunday waters in the Double Cone – Armit Island Race today. New Zealand’s TeamVodafoneSailing blitzed the fleet, clearing away from her competitors, from the start ...
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - One perfect day *Feature By Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week media, 4:50 AM Fri 12 Aug 2011 GMT
The 22nd annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week started today in glorious sunshine, blue skies and good breeze. On the multihull start line, the bright red Orma 60 TeamVodafoneSailing, competing in her first official Australian race, started down the line towards the pin end and well back. She wound up and in 30 seconds was leading the fleet. ...
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Fisher's View: Day Six – Belle jour with Loick Peyron *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cascais, Portugal , 12:14 PM Thu 11 Aug 2011 GMT
The smile is back, and full-on too. I managed to obtain my fix early in the day, and a belle jour it was too with Loick Peyron and the aptly named Energy Team. It was the first of the three fleet races with the wind still patchier than a tramp’s trousers, but therein lies the skill of sailing the AC-45s. ...
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Fisher's View: Sustainable lunch and the next AC World Series ride *Feature By Bob Fisher, 10:37 PM Tue 9 Aug 2011 GMT
Day 5 another lay day - America's Cup World Series - Cascais, Portugal: I attended the subsequent lunch with TVNZ’s Martin Tasker and we reasoned that we were doing our bit for sustainability by eating food that might otherwise have been thrown away. ...
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Extreme Sailing: Cartwheels at Cowes - the full sequence *Feature By Ben Gladwell, Sail-World, 11:41 PM Mon 8 Aug 2011 GMT
Sail-World's Ben Gladwell stepped off the foredeck of one of the IRC Class Zero racers at Cowes, after the conclusion of racing for the day at Cowes Week, and raced around the seawall to catch this sequence of shots of Aberdeen Asset Management's spectacular cartwheel, literally at the feet of thousands of fans gathered to see the third day of racing in the Extreme 40's. ...
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Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel – Across the Tropic of Capricorn *Feature By Brisbane to Keppel Media, 3:47 AM Sun 7 Aug 2011 GMT
The bulk of the fleet in the fifth annual Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race is expected to finish tonight, but conditions are softening. It is a perfect winter day, at Rosslyn Bay with south east trades dropping from around eight knots a few hours ago, but it is now eased back to four knots. Lucas Down’s Farr 40 Bribie Star is in sight of the finish line, further down the coast p ...
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Extreme Sailing: Battle Stations at Cowes *Feature By Ben Gladwell, Sail-World, 11:06 PM Sat 6 Aug 2011 GMT
Sail-World's Ben Gladwell stepped off the foredeck of one of the IRC Class Zero racers at Cowes, after the conclusion of racing for the day at Cowes Week, and onto a RIB to provide this gallery of images from the Extreme 40 racing. ...
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