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Television coverage of Olympic Sailing - a way forward *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 12:35 PM Thu 15 Dec 2011 GMT
There is no place for having power boats pulling wake in the middle of an Olympic sailing course, any more than there is for having cameraman on the field in a game of football, or driving in cars ahead of the athletes in the Olympic stadium. ...
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USA's Genny Tulloch called Doctor at Perth 2011 Women’s Match Racing *Feature By Shauna McGee Kinney, 8:59 AM Wed 14 Dec 2011 GMT
Genny Tulloch, skipper of the second USA Women’s Match Racing team called for the ‘Fremantle Doctor’, but the doctor was not doing house calls. ...
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Sailing as a TV sport – the downside Ainslie’s Rule 69 *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 9:18 AM Mon 12 Dec 2011 GMT
The demand from the IOC is that Olympic sports improve their ratings. ISAF has responded with medal races and here at Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championsips, with a stadium course. But television steps onto the field of play... ...
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Australian World Champions set Gold Medal platform for London 2012 *Feature By Rob Kothe, 12:18 AM Mon 12 Dec 2011 GMT
Australians Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page became the 2011 470 Mens World Champions on Sunday afternoon. Malcolm Page’s first comment was ‘Winning the world championship in Perth is a great step towards Weymouth.' ...
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Is the Rolex Sydney Hobart in the pocket of the 50s? (Part II) *Feature By John Curnow, 11:33 PM Sat 10 Dec 2011 GMT
In Part One, we investigated the furious 50s and why they need to be watched closely in the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart, which will be the 67th race down South. Now another former TP52 out there will be Rob Hanna’s 2007, blue Judel-Vrolijk penned vessel. ...
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Passionate Persistence – Annie Lush GBR Women’s Match Racer *Feature By Shauna McGee Kinney, Perth , 4:55 AM Sat 10 Dec 2011 GMT
Britain’s three-woman team of Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor show passionate persistence as they compete at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships. ...
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Phuket King’s Cup – Asia’s leading regatta gets better and better *Feature By Phuket King’s Cup media, 10:07 AM Fri 9 Dec 2011 GMT
The Phuket King's Cup 2011 is the biggest yet and certainly has one of the most competitive fleets ever assembled in the event's 25 year history. While in its early years the winning skippers tended to be British, New Zealand and Australian expatriates some of the key classes are now being dominated by Asian sailors. ...
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Is the Rolex Sydney Hobart in the pocket of the 50s? (Part I) *Feature By John Curnow, 11:13 PM Thu 8 Dec 2011 GMT
Once upon a time, the term Pocket was applied to things like Battleships and Maxi racing yachts. You could even say it suited to the venerable Jumbo of the skies, the 747, with its SP derivation early on in its model cycle. The underlying principle for all of these variations on a theme is the same. ...
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Phuket King’s Cup – Gasson recalls the early days *Feature By Phulet King's Cup media, 10:08 AM Thu 8 Dec 2011 GMT
Only three sailors over the last 25 years hold the distinction of winning the Racing Division of the Phuket King’s Cup four times. Bill Gasson is one of them. A founding member of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta and Phuket King’s Cup Committee President in 1992 and 1993, Gasson has not sailed the event for several years but has returned for the event’s 25th edition. ...
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Sydney GTS 43 update at the 25th Phuket King’s Cup in Thailand *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 9:35 AM Thu 8 Dec 2011 GMT
Steve Manning’s brand new Sydney GTS 43 Walawala 2 had literally just been unwrapped before making the 500nm trip from Singapore to Phuket for the 2011 Phuket King’s Cup. A very happy owner Steve Manning commented ‘I am really, really pleased, it has exceeded my wildest expectations.' ...
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And they're off: Inaugural Kiteboard racing at Phuket King's Cup *Feature By King's Cup Event Media, Phuket , 12:10 PM Wed 7 Dec 2011 GMT
Much has been said of mixing kite boarding and sailing and much more will be said in the lead up to the 2016 Olympics as the kite board fraternity pitch to be an official event. While these discussions continue, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta in Thailand has taken a bold step introducing a Kiteboard Class to the 25-year old multi-class regatta. ...
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Phuket King’s Cup - Neil Pryde world leader in Wind and Kitesurfing *Feature By Phuket King's Cup media, 8:59 AM Wed 7 Dec 2011 GMT
At 72 years old Neil Pryde is one of the stalwarts of the Phuket Kings Cup and indeed of Asian sailing. Pryde, a New Zealand born sailor has been in Asia for almost 50 years and he loves the sailing conditions Asia has to offer. ...
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Two match racing crews fight to qualify Australia for London 2012 *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, 7:08 AM Tue 6 Dec 2011 GMT
Australian Womens Match racing skipper Nicky Souter explained ‘We have had a Squad Rotation program within the Australian Match Racing teams. It's had its good moments and it’s had its challenging moments. It was really good in the beginning of the match racing program as we were rotating crews around a lot to try and find out what combination could achieve the best results.' ...
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Zach Railey – US Finn sailing like a shark in Perth *Feature By Shauna McGee Kinney, Perth , 3:30 PM Sun 4 Dec 2011 GMT
US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics has a shark on their side and he’s chasing down the competition. Zach Railey – 2008 Silver Medalist and ISAF #5 Ranked Finn sailor is heating up the competition at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia. ...
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Second GTS43 Walawala II gets ready for Kings Cup *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 8:03 AM Sun 4 Dec 2011 GMT
Like all the top regatta's around the world, the Phuket King's Cup is a deadline for the delivery of new boats. Barely three weeks after delivery of his new GTS43 Walawala II (the second boat of this new Jason Ker designed production racer cruiser from Sydney Yachts), Steve Manning is preparing to give his new yacht its first hit-out at the 25th anniversary running of the King’s Cup in Phuket this ...
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Kiteboarders making history at Phuket King’s Cup *Feature By Phuket King's Cup Media, 4:13 AM Sun 4 Dec 2011 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has decided to include kiteboarding course racing as an evaluation sport in the 2016 Olympics. This year the 25th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, the largest sailing event in Asia, is including a kiteboarding division, which will be run with the cooperation of Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA). ...
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Perth 2011 - US Paige Railey and US Zach Railey - Two of us *Feature By Shauna McGee Kinney, 10:49 PM Thu 1 Dec 2011 GMT
The US is hoping to see two Raileys single-handed at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Raileys are brother and sister and are among the top US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics sailors. Paige Railey is one of the world’s top Laser Radial sailors and her brother, Zach Railey, is a 2008 Silver Medalist and world-class sailor in the Finn. ...
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Perth 2011 – Britain’s Laser Gold Medallist takes the long view *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, 10:08 AM Thu 1 Dec 2011 GMT
Leading up to Beijing 2008 Olympics, British Laser champion Paul Goodison had a dominant 18 months, winning both test events and finishing off that campaign with an Olympic Gold Medal. Already selected for the London Olympics 2012, Goodison has a different focus to the rest of the Laser fleet heading into Perth 2011. ...
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Phuket King's Cup – A truly international regatta *Feature By Phuket King's Cup Media, 4:16 AM Thu 1 Dec 2011 GMT
The 25th annual Phuket King's Cup regatta, which will run from December 3rd to 10th in Phuket, Thailand has attracted one of the most diverse international fleets in the world. Thailand is a perfectly located sailing paradise and in the year the event celebrates its quarter century, it has attracted skippers from 15 countries in the keelboat class of the regatta alone. ...
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A Closer Look At The Sydney Yachts GTS43 *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 12:53 PM Wed 30 Nov 2011 GMT
'How do you beat that?' might be a fair question when contemplating the next generation successors to the hugely popular range of Sydney Yachts, best epitomised in the Sydney 38 (some 50 yachts race in Australia), the Sydney 32, and more recently to the CR range of custom and production cruiser racers. ...
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Wild Oats XI to contest Jeanneau King of the Derwent *Feature By Peter Campbell, 4:11 AM Wed 30 Nov 2011 GMT
The super-maxi Wild Oats XI, one of the world’s fastest and technically advanced ocean racing yachts, has been entered for Tasmania’s iconic harbour race, the spectacular King of the Derwent on Hobart’s River Derwent. This will be the first time the five-time Sydney Hobart Race line honours winner and race record holder has contested the King of the Derwent, conducted by the Derwent Sailing Sq ...
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US Coach Romain Bonnaud - Calling the Layline for Perth 2011 *Feature By Shauna McGee Kinney, Perth , 3:58 AM Wed 30 Nov 2011 GMT
US 470 Coach - Romain Bonnaud is calling the layline for the USTAG Men’s and Women’s teams training for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championship. ...
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Triple World Champion Ian Williams wins Monsoon Cup 2011 *Feature By Sail-World.com, 9:58 AM Sun 27 Nov 2011 GMT
British sailor Ian Williams, now a triple ISAF Match Racing World Champion, won the Monsoon Cup in 2007 in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, the year he won the World Match Racing Tour for the first time. ...
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World Sailor of the Year ready to take on Perth *Feature By Shauna McGee Kinney, Perth , 6:55 AM Sun 27 Nov 2011 GMT
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Recently crowned 2011 World Sailor of the Year, US Match Racing Skipper Anna Tunnicliffe and her United States Sailing Team AlphaGraphics crewmates that make up Team Maclaren (Debbie Capozzi, Molly Vandemoer and Liz Lewin (alternate) ) are all fired up for the competition. ...
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Marine Photographers urged to use IPTC metadata to protect Copyright *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, Tetra-Media, 8:43 PM Sat 26 Nov 2011 GMT
Sailing and boating clubs and events need to address the need for copyright protection of images taken by event photographers. This is not a new problem, but as the media world consumes more and more images, the problem of unattributed or incorrectly attributed images being supplied by clubs and events to media is growing. ...
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