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Presenting 'The Fabulous 40s' *Feature By Jill Campbell, , 8:22 PM Mon 6 Jun 2011 GMT
The Farr 40 Class Association is excited to share with us the announcement of the very first book detailing the history of the class and bringing together the owners, boats and crews who have shaped its development over the past 15 years. ...

Fourteen Etchells Winters and Fourteen Winners *Feature By Rob Kothe, 12:33 AM Mon 6 Jun 2011 GMT
The first Etchells Winter Championship was conducted in Mooloolaba in 1997 and in the fourteen regattas since there have been fourteen different winners. In 2010 New Zealander Alastair Gair, the runner up in the 2006 Worlds in Fremantle was the winner, while in 2009 Damien King, took the prize. ...

WMRT Portimão Portugal Match Cup 2011 – Win a trip of a lifetime *Feature By World Match Racing Tour, 11:56 AM Sat 4 Jun 2011 GMT
Portimão Portugal Match Cup 2011 is the fourth stage of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour. Win a VIP trip for two to watch the racing in person. Head to Portugal’s stunning Algarve coast to watch the world’s leading sailors battle it out in Portimão Marina as they bid to win the prestigious 2011 Match Racing World Championship ...

America's Cup: Sweeping changes will ease financial pain for teams *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:28 PM Fri 3 Jun 2011 GMT
Sweeping changes have been made to the America’s Cup Protocol following a Competitors Forum earlier this week, held be teleconference, and followed by subsequent negotiations and voting. The fundamental change that has been made is for the America’s Cup World Series to be split away from the America’s Cup itself. ...

Audi Winter Series images by Craig Greenhill *Feature By Craig Greenhill images, 12:27 AM Fri 3 Jun 2011 GMT
Audi Winter Series on Sydney Harbour images thanks to photographer Craig Greenhill - ...

America's Cup: Significant changes for Teams on formats and finance *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 4:19 AM Wed 1 Jun 2011 GMT
America's Cup organisers have announced significant changes to the structure of the event and its preliminary, the America's Cup World Series. The smaller AC45 design will stay in use for the America's Cup World Series for a longer period, and the cut-over the larger AC72, to be used in the America's Cup itself, has been delayed. ...

Antipodean Laser firepower – a chat with Dan Slater *Feature By John Curnow, PSA media, 5:22 AM Tue 31 May 2011 GMT
Laser sailors in New Zealand have a very accomplished pair of hands to help helm them through their boat requirements. Dan Slater, a proud Kiwi Olympian and podium finisher at World Championship level, is the Laser distributor for New Zealand. Not only passionate about the sport, because he’s very actively involved at the highest level, he also has some very astute observations about t ...

America's Cup: Competitors Forum breaks up on a promise *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:12 AM Tue 31 May 2011 GMT
The competitors in the 2013 America's Cup met by teleconference today. Sail-World is informed that the meeting broke up without any decisions being reached. That is somewhat surprising given that there is currently a Protocol in place for the event, a number of teams have purchased AC45's and have active design teams for the AC72 program, and a regatta management and media test event has just b ...

Designer Greg Elliott on the eviction of the Olympic Keelboat in 2016 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:22 PM Mon 30 May 2011 GMT
Greg Elliott, designer of the Womens Olympic Keelboat, is understandably not pleased with the decision by the International Sailing Federation to drop the Womens (and Mens) Keelboats from the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. He is even more surprised that a boat and event into which so much effort has been dropped before even sailing in the Olympics. ...

America's Cup: Different players - but the arguments remain the same *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:47 AM Mon 30 May 2011 GMT
Readers will recall at the time of the recent Emirates Team NZ funding announcement that CEO, Grant Dalton advised, in little more than a quick sentence in a 40 minute presentation that one of the tentacles of the NZ Government, NZ Trade and Enterprise would again be one of the principal investors in the 2011-13 America's Cup campaign on the basis of a long-standing contract ...

The flying Q capsizes in Sydney Harbour - images *Feature By, 5:21 AM Mon 30 May 2011 GMT
Ian Oatley's Q, the radically designed Reichel/Pugh 42 capsized yesterday in Sydney Harbour, after a keel malfunction. ...

World Sailing Cup Delta Lloyd Regatta - Aussies five medals + Video *Feature By Craig Heydon, 5:58 PM Sun 29 May 2011 GMT
Delta Lloyd Regatta has seen five medals taken by Australian sailors on the final day of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Holland. ...

World Match Racing Tour - YANMAR Racing show their steel *Feature By Yanmar Racing Media, 4:42 AM Sat 28 May 2011 GMT
Stage 2 of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour, Match Race Germany is being sailed at Langenargen, Lake Constance. YANMAR Racing’s skipper Peter Gilmour has had three World Match Racing Tour wins at this venue and is looking for another. ...

Club Marine CEO Greg Fisher at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show *Feature By, 2:10 AM Sat 28 May 2011 GMT
Greg Fisher, CEO of the largest marine insurance company in Australia, Club Marine talks about the insurance giants response to the recent natural disasters. ...

McConaghy Ker 40 jumping onto the World’s stage *Feature By John Curnow, 6:13 PM Fri 27 May 2011 GMT
Keronimo has had her maiden sail. This boat’s sea trials on the Solent in the UK is especially important, as she is the first of the new Ker 40 IRC Racers to come out of the McConaghy Boats factory. ...

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ queries basis of Challenger selection *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:57 AM Fri 27 May 2011 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand is asking the America’s Cup jury to clarify the method of selecting the Challenger of Record for the 34th America’s Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand managing director Grant Dalton said that with so much public money and sponsorship involved in the New Zealand challenge it was reasonable to seek clarification on how Artemis was selected. ...

Team Australia applies for AC45 Regatta *Feature By, 2:17 AM Thu 26 May 2011 GMT
Team Yachting Australia Ltd has lodged an application for an AC45 event with the 34th Americas Cup Event Authority and has received confirmation and advice that the venue dates during January and February 2012 are available for events to be held in Australia during this period. ...

Ensign Ship Brokers celebrate strong Sanctuary Cove - video interview *Feature By Amanda Drover, 2:15 AM Wed 25 May 2011 GMT
Ensign Ship Brokers toasted a successful first day of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on Thursday with the sale of a Beneteau Oceanis 40. ...

PredictWind demonstrates new weather routing and receiving systems *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:08 PM Tue 24 May 2011 GMT
Jon Bilger of demonstrated their new onboard weather and wind package along with routing functions, yesterday aboard the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing. For racers or cruisers, the system offers a very cost effective solution for wind and route prediction, with relatively low-cost reception units to receive email and weather data feeds, using the Iridium network. ...

TeamVodafoneSailing pulls out the stops for Fiji race record + Video *Feature By TeamVodafoneSailing Media, 6:12 PM Tue 24 May 2011 GMT
All going well, TeamVodafoneSailing will treat New Zealand’s biggest offshore yacht race, the Auckland Fiji Race, as a sprint - expecting to complete the course in just a few days. The 1140 nautical mile race starts on 4 June from Auckland, and finishes in Musket Cove, Fiji. Enroute the 60 foot trimaran, which is capable of sustaining speeds of up to 30 knots, could encounter anything the o ...

Getting more Kids into Sailing *Feature By, 12:37 AM Mon 23 May 2011 GMT
Steven Bond, a well known Melbourne big boat sailor discovered why big boat crew was so hard to find. He found that junior sailing participation rates had dropped and realised a robust junior sailing program was needed. ...

America's Cup: The Great AC45 Picture Show *Feature By Gilles Martin-Raget, 10:50 AM Sat 21 May 2011 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget has compiled this picture show of images, from behind the scenes and on the water, in the recently concluded America's Cup Media Trials. It is very impressive both for the quality of the image and the presentation. ...

34th America's Cup: New Challenger of Record appointed *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 5:10 PM Tue 17 May 2011 GMT
Following the announcement last Thursday by Mascalzone Latino principal Vicenzo Onorato, that he was pulling out of the 34th America's Cup for financial reasons, a new Challenger of Record has been appointed. While Mascalzone Latino, the team of the Challenger of Record, Club Nautico di Roma, had raised some sponsorship it was not sufficient for them to mount a competitive (read 'winning' ) cha ...

Zoke Kiwi Match Win Nations Cup Regional Final *Feature By Logan Fraser, Auckland , 8:08 AM Mon 16 May 2011 GMT
Zoke Kiwi Match has qualified for the Nations Cup Grand Final having just won the Oceania Regional Final in Australia last week. The event was hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia which is based on Sydney harbor. The team produced a convincing performance losing only 1 race in the 3 days of competition. ...

America's Cup: Onorato sings on Challenger of Record withdrawal *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:47 PM Sun 15 May 2011 GMT
The Valencia based website, (who are much better translators of Italian than we) are reporting an interview given to an Italian newspaper by Vincenzo Onorato, owner of Mascalzone Latino, who sent an open letter on Thursday, announcing that due to impossibility of finding the adequate funding to mount a competitive campaign, his team was withdrawing from the America’s Cup. ...

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