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TeamVodafoneSailing Ozzie tour video: Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island *Feature By Stuart MacKinven, 3:02 AM Sat 13 Oct 2012 GMT
The Orma 60 TeamVodafoneSailing completed a circuit on the east coast of Australia, sailing in the Airlie Beach and Hamilton Regattas. Here are two videos featuring plenty of on-board footage from the racing. TeamVodafoneSailing is a line honours favorite for the 2012 Coastal Classic starting on Friday. ...
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ISAF Presidential Candidate David Kellett nails his colours to mast *Feature By Sail-World, 10:37 PM Thu 11 Oct 2012 GMT
Following is a note sent by ISAF Presidential candidate, David Kellett (AUS) to all national sailing authorities who is one of three standing for election to lead the sport of sailing, when the incumbent President, Goran Petersson (SWE) retires at the end of his eight year term. It sets out Kellett's view of the issues facing the sport and his approach to them. ...
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America's Cup: Significant win for Emirates Team NZ in Jury Room *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:42 AM Tue 9 Oct 2012 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand have been handed a small but very significant victory by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup. In a decision dated October 7, 2012, the Jury has ruled on an application lodged by the New Zealand team on September 24, 2012, which queried a Public Interpretation given by the Measurement Committee. Features a 50ec video of Emirates Team NZ's AC72 foiling ...
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America's Cup: Spithill cartwheels World Series style in Race 1 *Feature By Sail-World, San Francisco, USA , 5:51 AM Sun 7 Oct 2012 GMT
Oracle Team USA's James Spithill performed a spectacular pitch-pole when in second place rounding the first mark in the first fleet race of Day 4 of the America's Cup World Series, causing the competitors advancing rapidly from astern to scatter. ...
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Fisher's View: Day 3 - Ainslie sparkles in America's Cup World Series *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 2:38 AM Sat 6 Oct 2012 GMT
Day 3 MR Semis and Fleetracing: Much of the talk around the bases has been not so much of the AC-45s as of the 'real' America's Cup boats, the AC-72s. The performance of the Emirates Team New Zealand 72, seen around the world on video, has drawn gasps of astonishment, particularly when seen foil-borne at close to 40 knots. ...
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Fisher's View: Day 2 - Ainslie's day in America's Cup World Series *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 2:44 AM Fri 5 Oct 2012 GMT
Day 2 MR Semis and Fleetracing: The day belonged to Ben Ainslie Racing with a first and a third, while second place, five points back, is Outteridge, then Coutts on the same points and Spithill with one less, but one point ahead of Barker on ETNZ. Hutchinson's second place in the later race combined with his tenth in the first puts him sixth overall. ...
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Heaven Can Wait 2012 Record fleet may see record speeds *Feature By Heaven Can Wait Media, 8:31 PM Fri 28 Sep 2012 GMT
The seventh annual Heaven Can Wait race fleet will blast off the start line off the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto at 11am today. ...
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The Minister for Sport & Recreation launches the Festival of Sails *Feature By Jav Greaves / Festival of Sails Media, Geelong , 3:12 AM Tue 25 Sep 2012 GMT
The Minister for Sport & Recreation, the Hon Hugh Delahunty today announced the Victorian Government’s continued support of the Festival of Sails, which will be held on the Australia Day weekend in Geelong. ...
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16 foot skiff champion joins 18's *Feature By Frank Quealey, , 6:33 AM Mon 24 Sep 2012 GMT
One of the crews likely to be among the top contenders for the major 18ft Skiff championships on Sydney Harbour this season are champion sailors from the 16 Footer ranks. With the backing of MOJO WINE, 24-year-old James Dorron will skipper the skiff with Ricky Bridges and Mike McKensey adding to a powerful combination of ability and experience. ...
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Price and McKnight guest speakers at Heaven Can Wait Charity Dinner *Feature By Heaven Can Wait Media, 3:54 AM Mon 24 Sep 2012 GMT
Two of Australia’s sailing heroes, Olivia Price, the London 2012 Olympic Silver Medallist and Josh McKnight the 2012 Moth World Champion will be the guest speakers at the 2012 Heaven Can Wait Dinner this Friday night, September 28th at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto. ...
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Sailing ready to capitalise on 2012 London success *Feature By Craig Heydon, 4:48 AM Mon 17 Sep 2012 GMT
Australia’s recent success at the London 2012 Olympic Games thrust sailing into the limelight across the country. For the first time our Olympic sailors were on the front page of every newspaper and leading every television and radio news broadcast. ...
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's Foiling Flypast on the Waitemata *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:05 AM Fri 14 Sep 2012 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand returned from their seventh day of sailing, with another Foiling Flypast on the Waitemata Harbour, late this afternoon. Sail-World's Richard Gladwell was there to catch the action as they ran through the Friday evening race fleet. ...
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Massive expansion for NB Sailsports with Bethwaite acquisition *Feature By Media Services, 7:13 AM Fri 14 Sep 2012 GMT
Australian sailing sport retail and services group NB Sailsports is already a major Laser, Optimist and Finn retailer, but their product range and depth and facilities are poised for massive expansion. ...
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Olympic Laser Gold medalist Tom Slingsby-holds keys to Gosford *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 6:50 AM Sun 9 Sep 2012 GMT
Olympic gold medallist Tom Slingsby now holds the keys to Gosford City following a huge waterfront welcome on Saturday morning on the grassy lawns outside Gosford Sailing Club. ...
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Helly Hansen ORCV - Melbourne to Geelong Race Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Geelong , 7:37 AM Sat 8 Sep 2012 GMT
It was a wet and wild for the final race of the ORCV Winter Series, which took the fleet on a passage race from Melbourne to Geelong. Victoria has experienced some gale force winds this week, and the sunny Spring weather held off for another day, and the crews rugged up in their wet weather gear. ...
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Goodness. Gracious. A story of the Doyen, Lou Abrahams. (Pt I.) *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:19 AM Fri 7 Sep 2012 GMT
It's been a long time since the expression of surprise, ‘Goodness, gracious me!’ has passed from common vernacular. It does seem imminently suitable in reference to one, Lou Abrahams however, for he is full of goodness and very gracious. ...
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Not up for 24 hours on Lake Macquarie? How about 12 hours then? *Feature By HCW Media, Lake Macquarie , 11:39 PM Thu 6 Sep 2012 GMT
This year's Heaven Can Wait Charity Regatta on Lake Macquarie, starting in just three weeks, will include for the first time a 12-hour 'Challenge'. ...
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Swansea Channel looking good for 2012 Heaven Can Wait charity regatta *Feature By Heaven Can Wait Media, , 3:38 AM Wed 5 Sep 2012 GMT
Yachts coming from outside of Lake Macquarie for this year's Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta will have no trouble transiting the Swansea Channel following an on-going dredging program over the past 12 months.The regatta, which this year celebrates its seventh year, will be held on the NSW Labour Day long weekend, taking place on Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30. ...
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Tom Braidwood’s Quest for a legacy *Feature By John Curnow, 3:22 AM Sat 1 Sep 2012 GMT
There is salt running in the veins of Tom Braidwood. Perhaps this is why he’s been on a quest to create a legacy and indeed his quest has been to get Quest, the Nelson Marek 43, back up to running order, so that he can not only take his own family, but a whole bunch of other of the kids from around the Lake Macquarie area out sailing on big boats. ...
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Rod Davis: Back to the Future - Have we progressed since 1988? *Feature By Rod Davis, 4:32 AM Wed 29 Aug 2012 GMT
While sitting in LA Airport waiting for the plane home, professional sailing coach, Olympic Gold and Silver medalist and long time America's Cup crew and skipper, Rod Davis penned these insights on the 1988 America's Cup, and asks if we really progressed in 2012? 'Sometimes when you get beat, you are hurting so much you can't see or appreciate the effort and magic of the other team. ' ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: No place for a lady? *Feature By Jeni Bone, 1:01 AM Mon 27 Aug 2012 GMT
In 2014, the 'Everest of Sailing', the Volvo Ocean Race will feature an all-female team for the first time since 2001-02 after SCA announced they would enter a women’s crew for the next edition in 2014-15. ...
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Fisher's View: Day 5 ACWS San Francisco - Seriously speedy Sunday *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 9:57 PM Sun 26 Aug 2012 GMT
Day 5: It had to be singularly appropriate that the two home teams, Oracle Team USA - Spithill and Oracle Team USA - Coutts met in the final of the match racing on the Bay. It provided a preview for the next twelve months when they will work up for the defence of the America's Cup in the 72-footers, the first of which is scheduled to take to the water this week. ...
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Rod Davis: Rethinking the Current Tactics *Feature By Rod Davis, 11:48 AM Sun 26 Aug 2012 GMT
Professional sailing coach, Olympic Gold and Silver medalist and long time America's Cup crew and skipper, Rod Davis gives his insights on the effect of current on catamarans, and the new tactics, in San Francisco. We are always learning in this new Cat world. You have to think a bit more laterally when comes to racing high-speed boats like cats, particularly in current. ...
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Fisher's View: Day 4 ACWS San Francisco - Almost Jimmy's Day *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 1:39 AM Sun 26 Aug 2012 GMT
Day 4: Saturday was Spithill day on San Francisco Bay. The Oracle Team USA skipper won his match race semi-final and then placed second in the first of the fleet races before demonstrating total control in the second race to win by over a minute. He praised his local tactician, John Kostecki, for his contribution to the team's success: ' 'JK' knows the best way to go and I listen to him.' ...
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America's Cup: Crash Coutts was here + Video *Feature By Christophe Favreau, 9:04 PM Sat 25 Aug 2012 GMT
Oracle Team USA's Russell 'Crash' Coutts lived up to his moniker, bestowed after he T-boned a committee boat, in his very first match racing event.In the start of the first race, he tried the windward start tactic which had worked well for him in the first fleet races yesterday - except he was a little too obvious. Christophe Favreau caught all the action at the windward end, plus two videos ...
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