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America's Cup: Two inquiries underway in fatal capsize - Updated *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:34 PM Fri 10 May 2013 GMT
At an international media conference today, America's Cup Events Authority, Stephen Barclay, announced that two inquiries were running into the Artemis incident. The first is being conducted by the San Francisco Police Department, as is standard practice in any fatality. The SFPD have impounded the boat as part of their accident investigation. ...
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Kirby files to cancel Laser Trademark and Sunburst Logo for Boats *Feature By MarineBusiness-World.com, , 8:58 PM Fri 10 May 2013 GMT
Bruce Kirby Inc. today filed the below petition to cancel US trademark registrations directed to both the word LASER and the Sunburst logo for boats. According to US Trademark Office records, these US registrations are owned by Karaya (Jersey) Limited based in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. ...
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America's Cup: Television deals, details and conflict revealed *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:39 PM Wed 8 May 2013 GMT
A spat between two America’s Cup team bosses at a fundraising dinner has led to details of the America’s Cup television coverage being revealed to Sail-World. CEO of America's Cup Event Authority revealed that organisers had been forced to buy TV air time in USA to to reach the maximum audience. ...
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Laser Lawsuit - Challenge to Laser trademark ownership *Feature By Marine Business-World, 10:34 PM Tue 7 May 2013 GMT
Another new development in the widening legal dispute between Bruce Kirby, the designer of the world´s best known sailing boat, the Laser dinghy and one of the Laser builders LaserPerformance (LPE) the builder and supplier of Lasers into UK, Europe and North America, because of non-payment of design royalties. ...
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ISAF and ILCA on thin ice? Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright *Feature By Marine Business-World, 8:09 PM Sun 5 May 2013 GMT
Extracts from an article written for Scuttlebutt USA by IPR lawyer John Harwood-Bee on the lawsuit between Laser designer Bruce Kirby, builder LPE and associated companies and ISAF and ILCA. ...
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America's Cup: Coutts and Dalton at odds over Cup television coverage *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 4:38 AM Sat 4 May 2013 GMT
The heads of two America's Cup teams squared off in Auckland on Friday May 3, 2013, at a fundraising dinner to support the 2016 Paralympic campaign of two America's Cup sailors, Rick Dodson and David Barnes. Here is the first of a two part feature covering the Question and Answer session between Grant Dalton and Russell Coutts. television and the America's Cup dominated the opening rounds + Video ...
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ISAF Laser intervention - Supply problems looming? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 1:11 AM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
The long running dispute between the designer of the Laser dinghy Bruce Kirby and one of the Laser builders LaserPerformance, the builder and supplier of Lasers into UK, Europe and North America, because of non-payment of design royalties is now much wider than ever before and now it appears that its likely to threaten supplies of Lasers. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Double Gold for Australia *Feature By Craig Heydon, 3:47 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Australian sailors have won two gold medals on the final day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, with Tom Burton claiming a come from behind Laser gold while Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan continued their dominant run to win the 470 men’s class. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013 -Golden returns as Hyeres action concludes *Feature By Fabienne Morin, 10:13 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013, the medals were decided across the ten Olympic events which brought the regatta to a close. An up and down breeze that never truly filled in at any point ensured for close knit racing on the final day in the south of France. ...
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Angry Port Phillip splits the Southern Cross Cup fleet *Feature By Lisa Ratcliff, Melbourne, Australia , 10:40 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
Eight TP52 crews contesting the second round of their four-part Southern Cross Cup took on an angry Port Phillip today. Some prevailed and others finished casualties of the strong pre-frontal northerly, which only permitted a single start. In just one race of attrition Hooligan was individually recalled then went on to take the bullet by two seconds ...
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Sail Port Stephens - Splash of cash buoys Port economy *Feature By Mark Rothfield, 7:57 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
At any yacht club on twilight racing night, there’s a throng of eligible lads and gorgeous ladies draped on each other’s arm, talking tacking duels and share trends until finally they get married, buy a house, have two kids and get a yacht of their own. ...
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Fisher's View: Super Sunday - America's Cup WS - Race Day 4 *Feature By Bob Fisher, Naples, Italy , 7:30 PM Sun 21 Apr 2013 GMT
Race Day 4 America's Cup World Series, Naples: 'Super Sunday' – the very term is destined to be inspirational, but it can also induce fear to a team that has dutifully logged a series of good results to appear at or near the top of the scoreboard. The reason is the heavily skewed points available for the one race on the final day. ...
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Sail Port Stephens – Sailing in an East Coast Low *Feature By Sail Port Stephens Media, 10:47 AM Sat 20 Apr 2013 GMT
How many sailing venues can have four good courses for IRC Racing, Performance Racing, Sports Boats and Cruising fleets smack in the middle of an Australian East Coast Low (a severe low pressure system), when there is an offshore Gale warning, four to six metre sea and swell sets on the regular offshore race course just a few nautical miles away. ...
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America's Cup: Happy Birthday, Fish - Images of bygone daze *Feature By Sail-World and Various Photographers, 7:57 AM Sat 20 Apr 2013 GMT
The doyen of America's Cup media, Bob Fisher, celebrates his birthday again today. Here's a selection of images from Bob's Birthdays past (and many). ...
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America's Cup WS: Images from Naples - Close to the action - Day 2 *Feature By Linda Wight, 6:52 AM Sat 20 Apr 2013 GMT
Sail-World's Linda Wright is at Naples, Italy, for the America's Cup World Series. She filed this image gallery from the Race Day 2, at Naples, where she was positioned on one of the media RIBs ...
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Fisher's View: Poets in Naples - America's Cup WS - Race Day 2 *Feature By Bob Fisher, Naples, Italy , 9:46 PM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Race Day 2 America's Cup World Series, Naples: First up was the quarter-final match for Luna Rossa – Swordfish in the hands of Francesco Bruni and Dean Barker in ETNZ. It promised much, and delivered. Barker forced Bruni over early and after the Italian had taken his penalty, ETNZ led by five seconds at the first mark and held that to the leeward gate. ...
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ISAF World Cup - Australian sailors prepare for the final round *Feature By Craig Heydon, 7:49 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Australian sailors are busy preparing for the final round of the 2012/2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, with racing to begin on Monday. ...
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Audi Melges 20 Class Pulls The Trigger On Sperry-Top Sider Charleston *Feature By Joy Dunigan, , 6:04 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Audi Melges 20 Class Pulls The Trigger On Sperry-Top Sider Charleston Race Week 2013 Star-studded International Class shines bright on scenic Charleston Harbor Charleston, SC - A healthy fleet of thirty-three Audi Melges 20 teams have assembled in Charleston, South Carolina for the start of the largest ever Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2013 Regatta. ...
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Fisher's View: Watching the breeze die.' - America's Cup WS - Day 3 *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 8:32 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Day 3 America's Cup World Series, Naples: Winds in Naples Bay have a reputation for being notoriously fickle. One old salt once expressed this graphically by altering an age-old instruction to 'See Naples and watch the breeze die.' And it did, during the races with patches of no more than four knots and huge shifts of up to 40 degrees. ...
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Replacement work completed on Northern NSW navigation marker *Feature By Roads and Maritime Services, , 6:22 AM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Acting General Manager Commercial Vessels and Infrastructure Patricia Bryant today announced the cost of recent flooding to northern NSW waterways is still being counted with more than $114,000 in work to replace navigation aids completed. ...
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Fisher's View: Wished for a Lay Day - America's Cup WS, Naples - Day 2 *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 8:04 PM Wed 17 Apr 2013 GMT
Day 2 America's Cup World Series, Naples: There was a time, back when Olympic classes regattas were week-long affairs with one race a day, that Wednesdays were always lay days. Some of the sailors in the ACWS final regatta might have wished it were still the case, but all nine boats were out all afternoon for practice racing, just as they had been the previous day. ...
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Fisher's View: A gift horse in need - America's Cup WS, Naples - Day 1 *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 12:42 PM Tue 16 Apr 2013 GMT
Day 1 America's Cup World Series, Naples: Today’s media 'conference', for want of a better word, was a shining example of a gift horse in need. It was held in a building with bare walls and more echoes than enough – and the behavior of the 'media' not actually involved was appalling – they talked loudly and the photographers were among the worst. Interviewing a skipper was a painful operation. ...
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Sail Port Stephens Commodores Cup Day 2 - Gold Medal Dads *Feature By Sail Port Stephens Media, 8:20 AM Tue 16 Apr 2013 GMT
Sail Port Stephens 2013 - on Tuesday the Commodore Cup fleet sailed the popular three Islands race offshore, around Cabbage Tree, Little and Boondelbah Islands. ...
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Young 88 New South Wales Champs: Pistol Dawn outguns the fleet *Feature By Andrew Spencer, Pittwater , 8:15 AM Tue 16 Apr 2013 GMT
On April 6-7, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosted the Pittwater Young 88 Championships. A combination of three Saturday windward-leewards races and a Sunday course race saw three different race winners, highlighting the competitive nature of the fleet. ...
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Australia's Belcher predicts 470 battle with Brits all the way to Rio *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, 4:43 PM Sat 6 Apr 2013 GMT
nder 470 coaching wizard Victor Kovalenko Australia has dominated the 470 Class. From 2000 onwards they have won five Olympic Gold medals and already the portents are there for Rio in 2016. ...
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