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When it comes to Etchells - What is it about Port Phillip? *Feature By John Curnow, 11:33 PM Wed 21 Sep 2011 GMT
In 2010, three of the top five from the Etchells Worlds held in Ireland hailed from Melbourne’s Port Phillip. Move forward to the 2011 Worlds in San Diego and two from the top ten called the Bay their home. True! ...
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Granny Jen gets on board the Heaven Can Wait spirit *Feature By HCW Media, Lake Macquarie , 3:46 AM Wed 21 Sep 2011 GMT
Leading the 2011 Heaven Can Wait 'virtual yacht race' for sponsorship is Gosford boat Granny Jen, with the team already close to the $2000 mark. ...
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Heaven Can Wait- the Video - Are you up for it?? *Feature By Heaven Can Wait media, 1:45 AM Mon 19 Sep 2011 GMT
The 2011 Heaven Can Wait regatta is less than two weeks away. Are you up for it? The 24 Hours race and the One Lap Dash are seriously challenging events. Watch this video now!! ...
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Laser fleet sailing for Perth *Feature By PSA Media, 11:39 PM Sun 18 Sep 2011 GMT
At the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships being held between Saturday third and Sunday 18th December 2011, by the far the largest fleet in combination will be the Laser Radial and Laser Standard. The task of building the 275 brand new Lasers for the World Championships is reaching its final stage in the Performance Sailcraft (PSA) factory. ...
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Heaven Can Wait -October 1st-2nd One Lap Dash & 24hour race ENTER NOW! *Feature By Heaven Can Wait media, 1:23 AM Sun 18 Sep 2011 GMT
It’s on again: fighting against men’s cancers with the sixth annual Heaven Can Wait 24 hour charity yacht race.The Heaven Can Wait (HCW) 24 Hour Yacht Race and the associated One Lap Dash will be held on Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle, NSW, on October 1-2 (NSW Labour Day long weekend). Both races for this year’s event will start at 1100 hours on Saturday October 2, 2010, and will take participants ...
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America's Cup World Series: Viewed from the Water - Match Racing Final *Feature By Ben Gladwell, Plymouth, England , 7:49 PM Sat 17 Sep 2011 GMT
Sail-World's Ben Gladwell was on the water for the final day of the Match Racing at the second round of the America's Cup World Series. he's his view of how the racing unfolded: The first races of the day were the second semi-final with Artemis Racing pitted against Team Korea. Artemis led the first race until the final top mark when they misjudged their layline and were forced to complete two mor ...
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Gilmour Junior wins 2011 Australian Youth Match Racing Championship *Feature By Sail-World.com, 1:03 AM Fri 16 Sep 2011 GMT
West Australian sailor David Gilmour, the son of World Match Racing icon Peter Gilmour, four times ISAF World Match racing champion, has won the 2011 Australian Youth Match Racing Championship, defeating New South Welshman Jay Griffin in the final. ...
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Laser Class Fundamental rule change – All over with Kirby move *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World.com Team, 12:28 AM Fri 16 Sep 2011 GMT
Since its launch at the New York Boat Show in 1971, over 200,000 Lasers have been sold. The strength of the class comes from its rigid one design rules that designer Bruce Kirby approved 40 years ago. Six months ago Bruce Kirby gave his view on the ILCA's proposed fundamental rule change and explained why it would be a disaster. Now Kirby is retaking his design rights. ...
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Auckland Int Boat Show: Prime Minister opens Show and Skippers Forum *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:16 AM Thu 15 Sep 2011 GMT
New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, was on hand last night to open the Auckland International Boat Show and welcome delegates to the Superyacht Captains Forum. The show is underway at Auckland's Viaduct Basin and is the first major event into the new Events Centre. The show's footprint extents from the bars in the downtown Auckland to the bars and cafes in the new North Wharf, and is a mix ...
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Charity yacht race returns to Lake Macquarie *Feature By Heaven Can Wait media, 10:22 PM Tue 13 Sep 2011 GMT
Toronto, on Lake Macquarie south of Newcastle, will again be the venue for a spectacular sailing event on the October long weekend (October 1-2) as up to 70 yachts and dinghies set spinnakers and take off down the lake for the annual Heaven Can Wait Charity Yacht Regatta. ...
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IRC Australian titles - Where to for the Australian IRC Championships? *Feature 7:52 AM Tue 13 Sep 2011 GMT
Australian IRC Championships - Word on the street is that Audi and Hamilton Island management have come to an agreement to continue Audi’s involvement with Hamilton Island Race Week for at least the next two to three years It’s common knowledge that Audi has withdrawn its sponsorship and support for the existing four event format that has been the Australian IRC Championships. ...
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Heaven Can Wait Year - Blake Middleston's report on 2010 *Feature By Blake Middleton, Lake Maquarie , 2:09 AM Tue 13 Sep 2011 GMT
Heaven Can Wait 2010 - The fifth annual Heaven Can Wait race proved once again that some things about this event evolve, while other realities never change. The fleet continues to grow in types of vessels involved. There have been 18 footers racing in the One Lap Dash before, but Foiling Moths joined in this year, and set all time speed records around the lake. Meanwhile, the 24 Hour event proved ...
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America's Cup: Coutts moves up, second Australian helmsman comes in *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 10:01 AM Mon 12 Sep 2011 GMT
Oracle Racing have announced that multiple World Champion and Australian double Olympic silver medalist Darren Bundock will be given the helm of their second boat, Oracle Racing Coutts. Bundock will com aboard for the third round of the America's Cup World Series in San Diego. Current helmsman Russell Coutts will stay onboard. It has not been announced who will move off the boat ...
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Heaven Can Wait -October 1st-2nd One Lap Dash & 24hour race ENTER NOW! *Feature By Heaven Can Wait media, 11:59 PM Sat 10 Sep 2011 GMT
It’s on again: fighting against men’s cancers with the sixth annual Heaven Can Wait 24 hour charity yacht race.The Heaven Can Wait (HCW) 24 Hour Yacht Race and the associated One Lap Dash will be held on Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle, NSW, on October 1-2 (NSW Labour Day long weekend). Both races for this year’s event will start at 1100 hours on Saturday October 2, 2010, and will take participants ...
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Fisher's View: The Plymouth Cat and Pony Show pulls local fans *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cascais, Portugal , 8:33 PM Sat 10 Sep 2011 GMT
The Race Committee found that with the wind from the south-west – the prevailing direction – it needed to shorten the length of the legs from the already diminutive 0.8 nautical miles to 0.6 nautical miles. 'We are having to make a compromise between top-class yacht racing and a Dog & Pony Show,' laughed one of the race committee. ...
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Final Day at Magnetic Island - Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Magnetic Island, Queensland , 4:58 AM Tue 6 Sep 2011 GMT
The final day of the Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week was raced today in perfect sailing conditions. Here are a final day images as well as the winners for the regatta from Teri Dodds. ...
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The adventures of Jessica Watson part 2 - Set on Sydney to Hobart *Feature By Jackelyn Norris, 10:28 PM Mon 5 Sep 2011 GMT
Jessica Watson may be the youngest person to sail around the world solo and unassisted but her next challenge is just three months away when she will compete in the 2011 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. The famed Sydney to Hobart Race, held on Boxing Day, is widely considered to be one of the most difficult yacht races in the world and is sure to test her mental and physical strength again. ...
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011 - Teri Dodds images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Magnetic Island, Queensland , 5:19 AM Mon 5 Sep 2011 GMT
With a favourable forecast, all entrants racing in the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week had a great day on the water. Here are a selection of images from three race courses, from Teri Dodds. ...
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Fantasea F18 Australian Championships 2011 - Day 2 images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Magnetic Island, Queensland , 3:30 AM Sun 4 Sep 2011 GMT
It was another testing day on the water for the fleet racing in the Fantasea F18 Australian Championships 2011 at Magnetic Island Race Week 2011. ...
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Testing Conditions at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week *Feature By Teri Dodds, Magnetic Island, Queensland , 9:23 AM Sat 3 Sep 2011 GMT
After yesterday's day of ideal conditions for sailing, things very much changed here at Magnetic Island. Today, the keelboat fleet were sent around the island, in strong SE breeze with 2-3 metre swell, which tested many crews. It was also the start of the Fantasea F18 Australian Championships. ...
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week day 1 - Teri Dodds images *Feature By Teri Dodds images, Magnetic Island, Queensland , 2:45 AM Fri 2 Sep 2011 GMT
A gorgeous day on the water for the start of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. Here are the first of many images taken by Victorian sailing photographer Teri Dodds, please enjoy. ...
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China Team announces Mitch Booth replacement *Feature By Sail-World, 6:37 PM Thu 1 Sep 2011 GMT
China Team, the Chinese challenger for the 34th America’s Cup, has rung the changes in its sailing team for the second round of the America's Cup World Series, due to get underway on 10 September in Plymouth, England. After the conclusion of the first round of the ACWS, skipper Mitch Booth, who had been with the team since its first sail in Auckland, left the team in unexplained circumstances. ...
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Jessica Watson heads for SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week *Feature By SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week Media, 6:30 PM Mon 29 Aug 2011 GMT
Young Australian of the Year Jessica Watson will be visiting Townsville and Magnetic Island this week, in her role as Queensland’s Season of Sailing Ambassador, for the start of the 2011 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week on Thursday. ...
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Queensland's Season of Sailing continues at Magnetic Island *Feature By Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week Media, 5:17 PM Mon 29 Aug 2011 GMT
Queensland’s Season of Sailing is making it easy to come onboard to stay and sail in the state’s world-class sailing destinations. ...
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Winter Sailing in Sunshine - Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Melbourne , 6:02 AM Sun 28 Aug 2011 GMT
Victoria photographer Teri Dodds is back in home waters briefly and enjoyed more sunshine, on Port Phillip Bay. She presents her images from Race 6 of the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) Winter Series. The final race of the series will be held on Saturday, September 10 with a passage race from Melbourne to Geelong. ...
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