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Gusty Wellington day for start of Velux 5 Oceans Ocean Sprint 3 *Feature By Genevieve Howard, Wellington , 5:35 AM Sat 5 Feb 2011 GMT
It will be a gusty day for the four Velux 5 Oceans Eco 60 sailing yachts leaving Wellington on the Ocean Sprint 3 to Punta de Este in Uruguay on Sunday. According to the Wellington Met Office website, winds will be northerly gales. There will be cloud cover, with occasional drizzle, and the maximum temperature – on land – will be 21 degrees Celsius. ...
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America's Cup: Team New Zealand have an Outing *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 4:38 AM Sat 5 Feb 2011 GMT
Team New Zealand, who have not publicly announced their entry for the 34th America's Cup were the first team outside Oracle Racing to sail the prototype AC45. With skipper Dean Barker on the tiller the AC45 indulged in some spectacular hull flying in conditions that were judged to be too light for sailing in the Sail Auckland Regatta. In these conditions the AC45 looked reasonably powered up an ...
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An evening with Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge Part III *Feature By Sail-World.com, 1:06 PM Fri 4 Feb 2011 GMT
Interview with Nathan Outteridge and Tom Slingsby. In Part III, the Question and Answer session, we will discover why Nathan’s nick name is George and why Tom is so fast at post capsize recovery. ...
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Images from Sail Auckland - Day 2 - Lasers, Finns, 470's and 49ers *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Takapuna, NZL , 5:25 AM Fri 4 Feb 2011 GMT
Sail-World was on the water this morning at Sail Auckland, the ISAF Grade 1 regatta being staged off Takapuna Beach for the first time, and captured some of the action across most of the Olympic classes competing. Competitors from Israel, Belarus, Korea, Australia, Spain, Italy, Singapore, Cook Islands, Great Britain, New Zealand and more are competing. ...
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Images from Sail Auckland - Day 2 - Windsurfers *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Takapuna, NZL , 5:18 AM Fri 4 Feb 2011 GMT
Sail-World was on the water this morning at Sail Auckland, the ISAF Grade 1 regatta being staged off Takapuna Beach for the first time, and captured some of the action across most of the Olympic classes competing. Competitors from Israel, Belarus, Korea, Australia, Spain, Italy, Singapore, Cook Islands, Great Britain, New Zealand and more are competing. ...
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Australia's Category 5 cyclone Yasi a yachting catastrophe *Feature By Nancy Knudsen, 12:56 AM Fri 4 Feb 2011 GMT
Among all the other devastation that Category 5 Cyclone Yasi wrought on the North Queensland coast in the last days, all yachts and other water-borne craft that could not be moved out of the cyclone area did not escape unscathed. To put the notion into context, Hurricane Katrina which devastated Louisiana in 2005 was also a Category 5 hurricane. ...
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Warren Jones Youth Regatta 2011 - Evan Walker takes title *Feature By John Roberson, 1:19 PM Thu 3 Feb 2011 GMT
Sydney skipper Evan Walker and his crew from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia have won the 2011 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, they emerged the winners after a day of hard fought match racing, with the final against Perth’s David Gilmour going the full five races. ...
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America's Cup: The AC45 Video Show *Feature By George Johns, 11:44 AM Thu 3 Feb 2011 GMT
Over the past couple of weeks the AC45 has been turning head in Auckland, New Zealand. She has also been the subject of many hours of video photography, by one of the worlds best video cameramen, George Johns, and edited by Javier Salinas in Valencia. Here we present a gallery of the video - just in case you missed something.. ...
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Book Extract: Paul Henderson - 'The Pope of Sailing' + Video *Feature By Paul Henderson, Toronto, Canada , 8:45 AM Tue 1 Feb 2011 GMT
Last month, in our New Zealand edition, we ran the following extract from former ISAF President, Paul Henderson's excellent book, 'The Pope of Sailing'. Henderson is a three time Olympian in three different classes, before going on to put back more into the sport than he had taken out of it. ...
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America's Cup: No public announcement of World Series today *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 1:51 AM Tue 1 Feb 2011 GMT
With the deadline for announcement of the America's Cup World Series venues and dates just hours away, it seems that there will be no public announcement by the deadline set down in the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup. Earlier today, Sail-World asked the spokesperson for the America's Cup Event Authority Stephanie Martin, as to whether the announcement would be made on the deadline of 31 Ja ...
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Images of Takapuna: NZ 470 Nationals - Day 2 *Feature By Christine Hansen, 7:23 AM Mon 31 Jan 2011 GMT
Competitors from three countries are competing in the NZ 470 Nationals off Takapuna Beach. Christine Hansen captured the action. ...
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Images of the Velux 5 Oceans racers in Wellington *Feature By Genevieve Howard, Wellington , 2:34 AM Sat 29 Jan 2011 GMT
The Velux 5 Oceans has arrived in Wellington for the start of the 5,800-nautical-mile-third leg from the capital to Punta del Este. The four Eco 60 ocean racing yachts are on show at the Race Harbour, alongside the Race Expo at Shed 6 at Queens Wharf ...
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America's Cup: Team New Zealand expected to sail AC45's *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:00 PM Fri 28 Jan 2011 GMT
At the international media conference held yesterday at the old Team New Zealand base in Viaduct Harbour, it was revealed that Team New Zealand would be one of the four teams having practice sessions in the new AC45 prototype which has been sailing in Auckland for the past 12 days. The AC45 is expected to be handed over to America's Cup Management early next week, at which point she will be mad ...
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America's Cup: Coutts vigorous in defence of catamarans + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 1:19 PM Fri 28 Jan 2011 GMT
Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts, attacked those who do not believe it will be possible to have match racing in multihulls in the 34th America’s Cup. 'The modern multihull is a lot more advanced than even those of 10 years ago', he said. When I say it is a lot better - it is different universe!' ...
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The Future as seen by 2011 F18 Champ Greg Goodall *Feature By Shauna McGee Kinney, Gosford , 8:56 AM Fri 28 Jan 2011 GMT
2011 Australian F18 Champ - Greg Goodall shares his insight into future sailors to watch and how catamaran classes are changing. ...
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America's Cup: Ride aboard the AC45 +Videos *Feature By Gilles Martin-Raget, 8:00 AM Fri 28 Jan 2011 GMT
Join Russell Coutts and the crew of the prototype AC45, as they do another day of sea trials on the Hauraki Gulf. Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget takes us aboard the AC45 for a first hand look at what it is like to sail aboard the 25kt plus capable catamaran ...
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THAT Australian flag - flies at Australia's largest regatta *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 5:45 AM Wed 26 Jan 2011 GMT
When John Bertrand and his Australia II crew won the America’s Cup in Newport, Alan Bond and the support crew delivered a giant Australian flag to Australia II which was hoist to the mast top, along with the iconic boxing kangaroo battle flag. ...
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America's Cup: Tom Blackaller on Cats in the America's Cup *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 1:12 AM Wed 26 Jan 2011 GMT
The modern America's Cup is almost completely devoid of the characters of yesteryear, epitomized by Tom Blackaller, who were never afraid to say what was on their minds, and stand up for their often extreme point of view. Sadly Tom died too young at the age of 49, but his daughter Lisa Blackaller has posted this clip of Tom, once again firing from the lip, and with a smile the width of the Golde ...
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Sail-World Mailbag: Will the Cat cut the Mustard? *Feature By Sail-World Readers, 10:03 AM Tue 25 Jan 2011 GMT
Sail-World readers comment on the recent commentary piece on the AC45 and use of catamarans in the 34th America's Cup ...
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Audi Victoria Week - SuperMonday images *Feature By Sail-World.com, , 9:32 PM Mon 24 Jan 2011 GMT
Audi Victoria Week 2011 - Melbourne sailing photographer Alexandra McKinnon was on Corio Bay in Geelong on yesterday. It was SuperMonday with 15 knots and cloud in the morning, with the cloud burning off and the wind increasing to 22-28 knots. ...
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An evening with Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge Part II *Feature By Sail-World.com, 1:00 PM Mon 24 Jan 2011 GMT
Audi Victoria Week 2011 -An unbelieveably talented duo continue their good work down in Geelong, Australia. Nathan Outteridge has just won six SB3 races in a row on Corio Bay and his mate Tom Slingsby has just delivered four wins in a row, as tactician on Marcus Blackmore's TP52 Hooligan. Oh yes they have sailed a few other boats. ...
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Audi Victoria Week Video Highlights Days One and Two *Feature By Sail-World.com, 6:13 AM Mon 24 Jan 2011 GMT
Audi Victoria Week action – is now being caught on video. Here are the highlights packages from Day One and Two ...
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An evening with Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge – Part I *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 12:47 PM Sun 23 Jan 2011 GMT
Two Australian sailors are starring at the 2011 Audi Victoria Week, Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge. Outteridge after winning the Audi King of Docklands SB3 event is now leading the SB3 series. ISAF sailor of the year Slingsby is calling tactics on todays IRC Division A double winner Hooligan. Today we publish the first part of a three part interview series with them both. ...
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Hooligan shows she's set for Audi Australian IRC series *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 8:08 AM Sun 23 Jan 2011 GMT
Numbers of boats have come a long way specifically for Audi Victoria Week, the first event of the Audi Australian IRC series. One such boat is Marcus Blackmore’s TP52 Hooligan and with two bullets today, she is on track. ...
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America's Cup: Murray Jones on the AC45 at 25kts plus *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:40 PM Sat 22 Jan 2011 GMT
Murray Jones is referred to as 'The Captain' in Oracle Racing circles. A recent convert from Team Alinghi, Jones is one of New Zealand's most accomplished sailors going right back into the 470 class where he and Andy Knowles were the NZ nomination for the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. Sail-World caught up with him, just after he stepped onto the dock, after just the second day of sailing aboard the ...
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