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Goodness. Gracious. A story of the Doyen, Lou Abrahams. (Pt I.) *Feature By John Curnow, , 5:19 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 , 10:39 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, , 2:38 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, 2:22 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, 3:32 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, 12:01 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 , 8:57 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, 10:48 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 , 12:39 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, 8:04 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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America's Cup: Bob Fisher checks out the Oracle Team USA's AC 72 *Feature By Bob Fisher, 7:39 PM Sat 25 Aug 2012 GMT
Oracle Team USA's boatbuilders almost certainly had other comments as Russell Coutts' AC45 the damage kept them busy all night in order to have their leader back in the competition the next day. Those boatbuilders already have their hands full completing the first of the Oracle AC72s that is due to be unveiled on Tuesday. ...
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Hammo 2012 - Team Australia bricks, AC45's, Moth Worlds and more *Feature By Sail-World.com Team, 2:33 AM Fri 24 Aug 2012 GMT
Breaking news - Sean Langman’s ORMA 60 Team Australia, while racing has just run aground on the edge of the Fitzallan Passage. She is taking a little water, heading back to the marina now. Not too serious it seems, we will bring you the latest. ...
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Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race - Major sponsor confirmed *Feature By Gosford SC, 8:09 AM Wed 22 Aug 2012 GMT
Hempel Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race - The Gosford Sailing Club is pleased to announce that Hempel will continue their association with the coveted Category One Bluewater Classic. The Hempel Group is a leader in the production and sales of protective coatings within the Decorative, Protective, Marine, Container and Yacht market segments. ...
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Australia's Seawind Catamarans in voluntary administration *Feature By MarineBusiness-World, 6:54 AM Tue 21 Aug 2012 GMT
The Australian arm of Seawind Catamarans, including Seawind Group Holdings Pty Ltd was placed into voluntary administration as of the 17th of August, 2012. ...
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Compulsory Viewing - The funniest sailing video ever!! *Feature By Sail-World.com Team, 2:11 PM Sun 19 Aug 2012 GMT
A piece of 2012 Olympic sailing vision with an Irish commentary has become the hit of the Games amongst the sailing media contingent. This is the must watch!! ...
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Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 - Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Airlie Beach, Queensland , 5:10 AM Thu 16 Aug 2012 GMT
The final day of the Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 was raced in glorious Whitsunday tropical weather. Though the breeze was light, the fleet enjoyed their last race on Pioneer Bay, in glorious sunshine. Teri Dodds was again on the water and shares these images with you ...
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Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week - Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Airlie Beach, Queensland , 6:27 AM Tue 14 Aug 2012 GMT
It was picture postcard sailing for the fleet racing in the Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week on the picturesque Whitsunday Islands. A settled breeze ranging from 12 - 18 knots, with some of the fleet experiencing the occasional 20 plus over the deck, it was a great day to be out on the water. ...
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Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 - Sports Boats *Feature By Teri Dodds, Airlie Beach, Queensland , 6:04 AM Tue 14 Aug 2012 GMT
On Day 4 of the Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012, the wind came in and the sports boats fleet enjoyed some great racing. Teri Dodds was again on the water and provided these images. ...
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Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 - Sports boats images *Feature By Teri Dodds images, Airlie Beach, Queensland , 10:16 PM Sat 11 Aug 2012 GMT
The sports boats fleet always provide some action on the water for Teri Dodds camera and this was apparent at the Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week. Here are some of her images. ...
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Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week - Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Airlie Beach, Queensland , 9:42 PM Sat 11 Aug 2012 GMT
Tropical sailing has again brought Teri Dodds to the Whitsundays to photograph the Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week. Here are a selection of her images. ...
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London Olympics: All Done but for the Partying *Feature By Mark Chisnell, Weymouth, England , 5:33 PM Sat 11 Aug 2012 GMT
It was the last day and school was almost out. All the lessons had been cancelled, except for twelve girls from the lower fourth who'd been made to stay and do extra lines... And so, while everyone else partied, the Women's Match Racers finally finished what they had started two weeks earlier. It was finals day, on the final day of the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. ...
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London Olympics 2012 - Spain wins Gold in the Women’s Match Racing *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 2:09 PM Sat 11 Aug 2012 GMT
In a nail-biting best-of-five match-racing series that went boiled down to the last run of the last race, the Spanish-flagged Women’s Match Racing team of Tamara Dominguez, Sofia Puga and Angela Menendez captured Gold, leaving the 'Speedy Sheilas' team of Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty (AUS) to settle for Silver. In the petite finals, Finland beat-out Russia to bring home Bronze. ...
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London Olympics 2012—Overview of the Women’s Match Racing medal race *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 8:48 AM Sat 11 Aug 2012 GMT
Count on today to be a fascinating day of sailing here at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, situated in here in Portland, UK. The Women’s Match Racing (WMR) event’s Gold and Silver medal races are scheduled to take place today on the spectator-friendly Nothe course in a best-of-three showdown between the 'Speedy Sheilas' (AUS) and the also-quick Spanish-flagged team. ...
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London Olympics 2012 - Medal day for the 470s *Feature By Bob Fisher, , 10:11 PM Fri 10 Aug 2012 GMT
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition: Was there any doubt that Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell would attack the Australian pairing of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page? It was an all-too-obviously pre-planned strategy by the British crew, one that had the influence of Ben Ainslie stamped all over it. ...
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London Olympics 2012 - 470 Australians on a winning streak *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jed Kennedy, 7:05 PM Fri 10 Aug 2012 GMT
At the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, Malcolm Page, the Beijing and now London 2012 Olympic winner and Mat Belcher, the 2012 Gold Medal skipper, were in an expansive mood when they came ashore. Malcolm was first to talk. ...
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