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PANTAENIUS Sail & Motor Yacht Insurance opens office in Australia *Feature By Media Services, 3:59 AM Mon 22 Oct 2012 GMT
James MacPhail is the Managing Director of the new Pantaenius office in Sydney. He’s not just a businessman but also a passionate yachtsman with strong market knowledge in the Australian yachting scene. This is why he knows what yacht owners expect from their insurance. ...
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Club Marine Series 2012/2013 - Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Williamstown , 6:10 AM Sat 20 Oct 2012 GMT
The opening race for the Club Marine Series was held today in Melbourne. Teri Dodds was out on the water and she shares these images from today. ...
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Is it a stick? Is it a tree? No it’s a Supercat! (Pt. II) *Feature By John Curnow, 12:53 AM Fri 19 Oct 2012 GMT
In Part I, we saw how the Lagoon 450 slots into the range, what the cats are all about and maybe a little about the owners who have kept this brand strong, despite the malaise the world’s economies may be experiencing. Right. On y va… ...
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Rio 2016: It's time to take action *Feature By Rory Ramsden, 7:52 PM Wed 17 Oct 2012 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Conference is almost upon us so I thought I'd utilize this opportunity just to reiterate the principle reasons why MNAs and Council members should vote for windsurfing and in particular the RS:X Class. Here are five good reasons why you should vote to include windsurfing in the Olympic sailing programme for Rio 2016. ...
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America's Cup - High Drama *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:34 AM Wed 17 Oct 2012 GMT
As we write this we are watching two screens. On one, a webcam is tracking Emirates Team NZ's ASC72 as she puts in yet another training session on the Hauraki Gulf sailing in winds that are averaging 25kts gusting 35kts. And on the other, in San Francisco, Oracle Team USA's AC72 has capsized, and has drifted out into the Pacific Ocean. ...
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Is it a stick? Is it a tree? No it’s Supercat! (Pt. I) *Feature By John Curnow, 3:16 AM Sun 14 Oct 2012 GMT
Just like most of the Ssang Yong’s out there, you won’t have to venture too far to find someone who believes a few of the Lagoon catamarans have been whacked once or twice by the Ugly Stick. Rather, for some they may even feel that they have indeed had a brush in with the whole tree. ...
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TeamVodafoneSailing Ozzie tour video: Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island *Feature By Stuart MacKinven, 2:02 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, 9:37 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, 9:42 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 , 4:51 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 , 1:38 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 , 1:44 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, 7:31 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 , 2:12 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, , 5:33 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, 2:54 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, 3:48 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, 7:05 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, 6:13 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, 5:50 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 , 6:37 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, , 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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