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New Solent island appears and is promptly claimed by two Clubs + Video *Feature By Richard Newnham, Sail-World et al, 7:58 PM Thu 24 Mar 2011 GMT
Sail-World has received the following letter from the self-proclaimed Ambassador to The Great Gurnard, a new island in which appeared the Shingles Bank Archipelago, on 23 March, in the Solent, off the the Isle of Wight. It is apparently virgin territory for renowned yachting writer and sailor, Bob Fisher who is known to frequent the area. ...

More video selections *Feature By, 8:50 PM Sat 19 Mar 2011 GMT
More great sailing video footage is turning up online. For your enjoyment, the Sail-World team world-wide is bringing you a mixture of interesting recent clips and some historic footage each week. ...

America's Cup: The Freo Files - KZ-7 vs US-61 in a big breeze *Feature By Sail-World Archives, 1:01 PM Sat 19 Mar 2011 GMT
The Fremantle Doctor was the single feature that differentiated the 1987 America's Cup from every regatta that has occurred before or since. The strong on-shore breeze that came in every afternoon, arrived around 1.00pm, just in time for the racing. The normally sedate 12 Metre class came to life in the Fremantle Doctor, and provided a spectacular television spectacle, on schedule ...
[more] covers the America's Cup AC45 - Video Gallery 1 *Feature By, 10:33 PM Fri 18 Mar 2011 GMT
Over the past couple of months Sail-World has built up a collection of videos of the AC45, and the development of the America's Cup World Series. For those who have missed any of these here is the first of a three part collection ...

Race Committee – Walk a Day in their shoes *Feature By Mandy McEvoy, Melbourne , 12:05 PM Thu 17 Mar 2011 GMT
We sailors of all shapes, sizes & classes turn up, rig up and tune up - whether it be in Twilights, Club Racing or Regatta’s but there is a whole host of dedicated, passionate and supportive people behind the scenes that really do 'make it happen'. ...

America's Cup: Two boat trialling begins on the Hauraki Gulf *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:56 AM Thu 17 Mar 2011 GMT
A significant milestone in the 34th America's Cup occurred today on the Hauraki Gulf when two AC45's being sailed by crews from Oracle Racing lined up for a two boat practice session. It is the first time that two AC45's have lined up against each other. Viewers from the shore, were treated to a glimpse of what match racing could be like in the smaller version of the AC72 catamaran to be used ...
[more] 1987 America's Cup video gallery *Feature By, 9:16 AM Wed 16 Mar 2011 GMT 1987 America's Cup video gallery. The Fremantle America's Cup event in 1987 has gone down in history as one of the very best ever. Sail-World has access to the video of that wonderful event and been releasing coverage as we delve. Grab a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a beer and spend a little time with the collection so far. ...

America's Cup: Emirates renews commitment to Emirates Team New Zealand *Feature By Sail-World and Emirates Team NZ media, 2:12 AM Wed 16 Mar 2011 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand launched an AC45 catamaran at Auckland's Viaduct harbour this morning, in conjunction with several other AC45's - all are expected to be sailing today. The AC45 is a 45ft long one design version of the larger AC72 catamaran to be used for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco in September 2013. Both the AC45 and AC72 carry wingsails of a type similar to USA-17 ...

Sydney Hobart winner Secret Mens Business 3.5 officially on the market *Feature By Secret Men's Business 3.5 team and, 12:34 AM Wed 16 Mar 2011 GMT
Secret Men's Business 3.5, the overall winner of the 2010 Rolex Sydney to Hobart is now officially on the market. Our question to Geoff was 'Where to from here?' Boettcher responded ‘Winning the Hobart Race was fantastic and we were just blown out of the water. I am not saying we did not deserve it; we worked very hard.' ...

Second ISAF submission announced for Kiteboarding Olympic Event *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:46 AM Tue 15 Mar 2011 GMT
Yachting New Zealand has announced a second submission made to the International Sailing Federation regarding the 2016 Olympic Events. Following the May2010 Olympic Commission report there has been little initiative shown by the ISAF in the discussion, although both the incumbent discipline, Windsurfing, and Kiteboarding have each been frequent in their statements as to which event should prevail. ...

Australia's Wangi WonderKid's inspirational example *Feature By Peter McIntosh, Gosford , 7:49 AM Mon 14 Mar 2011 GMT
World 49er and Moth World Champion Nathan Outteridge’s battle back from the brink of permanent disability to experience the pinnacle of sailing achievement with world titles is a gutsy and remarkable journey on many levels. ...

Andhøy refutes Berserk criticism: 'She was my little floating tank.' *Feature By Nancy Knudsen, 10:38 AM Sat 12 Mar 2011 GMT
Norwegian sailor Jarle Andhøy, skipper/owner of the Berserk, the yacht missing presumed lost in the Ross Sea since 21 February, strongly refutes most of the claims made recently by other Antarctic seafarers in an interview with Sail-World. Experienced Antarctic sailors Skip Novak and Don McIntyre have been quoted recently criticising many aspects of the Berserk expedition ...

Pacific Tsunami warning after Japan’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake *Feature By, 10:22 AM Fri 11 Mar 2011 GMT
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii has issued a Tsunami warning for the Pacific Ocean. The Tsunami wave could be higher than some low lying Pacific Islands. ...

America's Cup: Erle Williams on the AC45 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:22 PM Wed 9 Mar 2011 GMT
Erle Williams is one of those sailors who has done pretty well everything in big-boats. After a few years roaring up and down Auckland's harbour on 18ft skiffs, he moved over to be a watch captain aboard the Dutch yacht Flyer at the ripe old age of 22. We caught up with Erle Williams after he had his first sail aboard the AC45 and asked for his comparisons and comments. ...

Gladwell's Line: Aboard the AC45 + On-board Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:54 AM Wed 9 Mar 2011 GMT
As the sailing world waits for the first of the Class of 2013 to commission their AC45's, today was the turn for some media to step abroad and experience at first hand what wingsailed catamarans will be like in the America's Cup. ...

Images from Sydney Harbour: Day 3 of JJ Giltinan Trophy - Send it! *Feature By Christophe Favreau, 7:23 PM Tue 8 Mar 2011 GMT
Top international photographer Christophe Favreau presents this spectacular gallery from Day 3 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy sailed on Sydney Harbour. Thanks to Trevor Barnabas for the driving and his wife Gael for having being so patient. ...

Sail-World Mailbag: Readers comments from the last week or so *Feature By Sail-World Readers, 7:02 PM Tue 8 Mar 2011 GMT
Sail-World readers comment on America's Cup and other pressing matters ...

America's Cup: The Freo Files - 'Bye 'Bye Birdie - Eagle exits *Feature By Sail-World Archive, 1:00 PM Sun 6 Mar 2011 GMT
The Newport Harbour Yacht Club's Challenger Eagle fluttered rather than soared at the 1987 Louis Vuitton Cup. Designed by Johan Valentijn and skippered by Rod Davis, the Challenger from California exited the 1987 America's cup before the Semi-Finals. TVNZ's Jane Dent goes behind the scenes to talk with her design and skipper and other crew. ...

Outside Images: Day 1 2011 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta *Feature By Tom Zinn, Outside Images, 10:52 AM Sun 6 Mar 2011 GMT
Top international photographer, Tom Zinn, from is at the 2011 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta along with the equally talented Bob Greiser. Here Tom Zinn presents some images from Day 1 of the biggest regatta in the Caribbean. ...

Wildwind Holiday - Wild Wind Action *Feature By, 9:28 PM Sat 5 Mar 2011 GMT
WildWind is well named as these photos show. Mornings do provide light wind learning opportunities but afternoons are for serious sailors. Check it out at ...

America's Cup: A day in the life of KZ-7 *Feature By Sail-World Archives, 3:36 AM Fri 4 Mar 2011 GMT
TVNZ's America's Cup anchor, PJ Montgomery follows the New Zealand America's Cup Challenger KZ-7 as she goes through her daily race routine, today against one of the French challengers. Here he talks to mastman, Jeremy Scantlebury on the nuances of wooling spinnakers, chats with weatherman Bob McDavitt, gets the run-down from tender driver Peter Vandersloot, and then chats with sail-boss Joy Al ...

America's Cup: The Freo Files - Heart of America goes home *Feature By Sail-World Archives, 3:13 AM Fri 4 Mar 2011 GMT
Heart of America were one of the character challengers in the 1987 America's Cup, they were headed up by the incredibly successful, hugely respected and universally admired, Buddy Melges all the way from Zenda, Wisconsin. Although they didn't make the Challenger Semi-Finals, Buddy and his team gave it a very serious try, and like most America's Cup Challengers just ran out of time. Here PJ Mo ...

McConaghy Ker 40 - the next 40-foot performance benchmark? *Feature By John Curnow, 9:50 PM Thu 3 Mar 2011 GMT
Without doubt, 40 feet, is the new everything, as builders aim to serve this burgeoning market with better, faster and more exciting products. The new, high-performance Ker 40 IRC Racing Yacht, manufactured by McConaghy Boats, is definitely one that people have been watching closely ...

America's Cup: New Racing Rules - 'Jimmy, You've got Mail' *Feature By Sail-World, 9:01 AM Thu 3 Mar 2011 GMT
The Racing Rules for the 34th America’s Cup have been issued today following months of consultation with the entered teams to ensure spectacular racing in the next edition of sailing’s pinnacle event. The rules have been simplified to take into account the significant investment in technology that will improve the experience of watching America’s Cup racing. ...

Gottifredi Maffioli – world leader in rope technology now Down Under *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, 1:10 AM Tue 1 Mar 2011 GMT
Carl Watson, a veteran of 15 Sydney Hobart races and many other International and National regattas, is the CEO of a new company on the Australian waterfront ,Projects Marine and the former M.D. at Harken Australia, is one of the leading experts in Australia in hardware selection, winch specification, installation and servicing, ...

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