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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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London Olympics 2012 - Match Racing for Gold *Feature By Mark Chisnell, , 6:21 PM Fri 10 Aug 2012 GMT
At the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, match racing started early on the Nothe Course today - scheduled for 14:30 when the Elliotts were due to take to the water, it actually began at 12:00 with the 470 Men's medal race, and carried right on through the 470 Women's decider. ...
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London Olympics 2012 - Aleh and Price win Gold in the Women’s 470 clas *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 11:48 AM Fri 10 Aug 2012 GMT
While the wind gods came close to shutting down the medal-race party in the Women’s 470 class today, some smart fore-thinking on the part of the RC enabled the ladies to get in a proper contest, thus determining the class' podium positions. As was previously reported, the battle for Gold and Silver was a predetermined tussle between New Zealand and Team Great Britain, while Bronze was up for grabs ...
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London Olympics 201 - Belcher and Page win Gold in the Men's 470 class *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 10:28 AM Fri 10 Aug 2012 GMT
Light-air racing tests racers in unique ways as crucial fractions of a knot are earned and lost with micro adjustments in body position, sail trim and tactics. For the Gold-medal winning Australian Men’s 470 team of Matthew Belcher and Malcolm Page, however, today was their opportunity to prove to the world that they are equally quick in the sticky, light stuff as they are in a proper Aussi ...
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London Olympics 2012 - Overview of the day’s racing *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 9:41 AM Fri 10 Aug 2012 GMT
Today should be an interesting day of racing on the Nothe course (and possibly on the Portland Harbor course, as well) today, just off of the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, situated in here in Portland, UK. Two medal races and the Women’s Match Racing semifinals are all expected to unfurl today, provided that the wind gods cooperate and deliver the goods. ...
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London Olympics 2012 - Perfidious Albion up close *Feature By Mark Chisnell, , 9:38 PM Thu 9 Aug 2012 GMT
The Nothe Course (aka Perfidious Albion) is the... ahem, difficult venue for the Olympic Medal Races, today I got to see it up close for the first time. The idea was to live blog the 470 Men's medal race from there, to add some live colour and atmosphere to the normal data-fed information. Unfortunately, this was the first day of the Olympics where the breeze failed to show and there was no racing ...
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London Olympics 2012 - Australia looks to 2016 and beyond *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 1:13 PM Thu 9 Aug 2012 GMT
Yachting Australia High Performance Director Peter Conde heads up a very focused sailing program Mid-way through the 2012 Olympic regatta Australia have secured two gold medals and with at least a silver and with prospects of better yet to come. ...
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London Olympics: That Finn Race - How the Bronze was Lost and Won *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Weymouth, England , 11:29 AM Thu 9 Aug 2012 GMT
The Medal Race for the Mens Heavyweight Singlehander (Finn) was probably the most watched race in Olympic sailing history. A crowd estimated at over 30,000 were gathered on the Nothe, a natural horse-shoe shaped amphitheatre, just outside the seawall at Weymouth. ...
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Sailing Shack – specialist sailing classifieds *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, 10:41 PM Wed 8 Aug 2012 GMT
Sometimes only the consumers can see the problem and the solution – in this case it’s for specialist sailing classifieds. ...
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London Olympics 2012: Closing on gravy strokes - Thursday at Weymouth *Feature By Bob Fisher, 8:09 PM Wed 8 Aug 2012 GMT
One of the most logical of all sailors has corresponded regarding the illogicality of the scoring system used at the Olympic regatta. He points out that, quite rightly, the ten-race system allows for one discard because the sailors' performances can best be measured on an average system. ...
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London Olympics 2012 - Massive upsets in the Women’s Elliot 6M class *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 7:03 PM Wed 8 Aug 2012 GMT
Big upsets defined the second day of the quarterfinals of the Women’s Match Racing event today at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, situated in here in Portland, UK. Eight teams entered the quarterfinals, but only four teams are continuing on to the semi-finals. The winners of these next races will advance to Saturday’s medal race. ...
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