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Laser World Masters Championships - An oldie but a goodie *Feature By Laser World Masters Championships, 6:47 AM Thu 15 Mar 2012 GMT
Surprisingly the oldest Laser in fleet has a hull number 135304; it’s being sailed by local sailor Peter Jenyns, who is competing in the Laser Radial Masters fleet. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the Race Village *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:52 AM Tue 13 Mar 2012 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race Village is open in Auckland with a range of activities in and around the magnificent Viaduct Harbour. Then there are the shore crews working frantically to get the six Volvo Ocean Race competitors into trim for the Southern Ocean leg of the 39,000 ocean classic ...
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2012 Laser World Masters Championships day 3 - Getting serious *Feature By Laser World Masters Championships media, 10:39 AM Tue 13 Mar 2012 GMT
Queensland turned on the sunshine for day 3 of the 2012 Laser World Masters Championships. Races 5 and 6 were sailed by some 233 sailors from 19 countries, across eight divisions. Chilean sailor Matias Del Solar continued his masterful display of sailing, scoring bullets in the two races sailed. ...
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Laser World Masters Championships day 1 - Straight out of the Brochure *Feature By Laser World Masters Championships media, 10:49 AM Sun 11 Mar 2012 GMT
The wind gods read the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s brochure and they dialled in perfect Laser breezes for the first two races of the 2012 Laser World Masters Championships. ...
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2012 Laser World Masters preview - Hot fleets and breeze expected *Feature By Laser World Masters Championships media, 1:04 AM Fri 9 Mar 2012 GMT
The 2012 Laser World Masters Championships will be sailed from of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron at Manly (Queensland, Australia) on Brisbane’s Moreton Bay. With many world champions amongst the 233 sailors competition is expected to be tight and titles hotly contested. ...
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Farr 400 – Pretty purposeful – Part II *Feature By John Curnow, 11:11 AM Thu 8 Mar 2012 GMT
This weekend, Matt Allen's new Farr 400 will debut at the Helly Hansen Sydney Harbour Regatta. In Part I, of this article, Dee Smith, who is the Project Consultant for the pretty purposeful Farr 400, explained in terrific detail, firstly the creation of the boat and then the strict class controls that will be applied to these vessels. Now in Part II, we get to hear what owner, Matt Allen, has to s ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Big ecomomic benefit and visitors confirmed for NZ *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:02 PM Wed 7 Mar 2012 GMT
The benefits of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover to Auckland were spelled out by Rachael Dacy of Auckland Tourism and Economic Events. 'This event does means a lot to Auckland, injecting $30.3million into the Auckland economy.' ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Light winds or not for race finish? *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:28 PM Tue 6 Mar 2012 GMT
Wednesday morning at 1000hrs, Sail-World ran a further prediction on the finish time for Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, following a change in the situation which developed 12 hours earlier. Using up to four wind and weather feeds in the routing function of Predictwind?nid=0, there are two models facing the race navigators. ...
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Wired crushes the Auckland keelboat fleet again *Feature By Sail-World, 12:00 PM Tue 6 Mar 2012 GMT
The Bakewell-White 52'Wired' underlined her current dominance of the Auckland keelboat fleet with another crushing performance in the Balokovic Cup race, sailed in late February. Rob Bassett and Brett Russell and their crew started the season with a clean sweep of the 120nm Coastal Classic taking line honours and a first on PHRF and IRC. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Saturday party, Sunday finish predicted for Leg 4 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:13 PM Mon 5 Mar 2012 GMT
The latest projection of the finish time for Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race is being put at the early hours of Sunday morning. Ideal for the Auckland party set at the Viaduct harbour. The top three places would seem to be locked in, with Groupamaprojected to be first to finish, by both weather feeds used by PredictWind. She is variously four and six hours ahead of the second placed boat Puma ...
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Sportsboats to star at Sail Port Stephens *Feature By Sail Port Stephens Media, 4:58 AM Mon 5 Mar 2012 GMT
Sail Port Stephens is one of Australia’s fastest growing regattas in one of Australia's prime regatta locations. The sixth annual event will run from April 16th through to 22nd. This year the Elliott 7 sports boat class, one of the most popular high performance trailable racers, will be sailing their Australian Championships as part of Sail Port Stephens 2012. ...
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Farr 400 – Pretty purposeful – Part I *Feature By John Curnow, 10:51 AM Sun 4 Mar 2012 GMT
Hull number 8 of the acclaimed Farr 400 was recently delivered to Australian yachting icon, Matt Allen ahead of the 2012 Helly Hansen Sydney Harbour Regatta this coming weekend. This is important, for Matt has been an active member of the Farr 40 clan, competes regularly in Asia and has his former Volvo 70 for serious ocean work, so his choices of weapon are always closely scrutinised. ...
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FX: What the Sailors say about the Olympic Womens Skiff entry + Video *Feature By Ben Gladwell, 10:45 AM Sun 4 Mar 2012 GMT
In this video double Olympic representative, Jo Aleh, ISAF Youth World Gold medalist Martine Grael (BRA) and Olympic Bronze medalist Isabel Swan (BRA) give their impressions of the FX. And ISAF World Youth Silver medalist, Alex Maloney, and double ISAF Youth Representative in the Womens Singlehanded event, Molly Meech talk about transitioning to the new Event and their hopes for 2016 Olympics. ...
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NSW Laser Class Training: Book Now! *Feature By Laura Baldwin, Sunshine, NSW , 6:29 AM Thu 1 Mar 2012 GMT
There are a few remaining opportunities to gain coaching input from Australia's Laser superstars. The dates and links to the online registration forms are below. What: NSW Laser Class Training Time: 10am-4pm (please be rigged by 10am ready for the briefing) ...
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Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 2012, Race 7 another win for 7 - Video *Feature By Bob Killick, Sydney , 8:13 AM Mon 27 Feb 2012 GMT
The A team, with Jarvin, Babbage, and Newton brought the 'Red Rocket', Gotta Love it 7 home for their sixth bullet to complete their total domination of the 2012 JJ. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - Sail-World interviews some of the key players *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 5:28 AM Sun 26 Feb 2012 GMT
After the last race of the Etchells Worlds 2012 Sail-World.com interviewed the top four place getters dockside at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron - Tom King (Iron Lotus), Graeme Taylor (Magpie), John Bertrand (Triad) and Jud Smith (Roulette), as well as 2010 Sailor of the Year Tom Slingsby (Triad). ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper loses lead as breakaway group forms *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:08 PM Sat 25 Feb 2012 GMT
Some dramatic moves over the past eight hours have seen the lead change in the Volvo Ocean Race, and breakaway group form as two of the boats made a move north, sailing away from their destination. Although Camper is being called as race leader by the Volvo Ocean race, using their snap-shot of current positions, that system does not see projected finishing times, and just calls the lead for those ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Puma heads for New Zealand at 20kts plus *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:01 AM Sat 25 Feb 2012 GMT
Puma Ocean Racing, the US flagged entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, is blitzing the fleet, sailing at speeds of around 19kts, while her competitors are sailing at 10-12kts. Worst affected is the leg leader, Camper crewed by Enirates Team NZ, who has been forced to sail the most northerly course of the group, reducing her lead under the on the water snap shot of the boat positions used by VOR ...
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Etchells Worlds – The 2012 Champion is crowned *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 5:11 AM Sat 25 Feb 2012 GMT
The ninth and final race in the 2012 Etchells World Championship was scheduled to start on the Manly Circle at 12 noon, Saturday 25 February. The match up everyone was waiting for was between Tom King (Iron Lotus) and Graeme ‘GT’ Taylor (Magpie), second on the leader board. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 interviews with top contenders - Who will win? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 9:31 PM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
At the Etchells Worlds 2012, Sail-World.com interviewed the top title contenders after four days of competition - Tom King (Iron Lotus), Graeme Taylor (Magpie), John Bertrand (Triad) and Jud Smith (Roulette). ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 Race 8 - The world turns upside down *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 7:46 AM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells Worlds 2012 - Race 8. At the start of the second race for the day the wind was steady, still at 035. PRO Ross Wilson set a windward leeward course with a 2.2nm first beat. A general recall was followed by a Black Flag start. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 Day 5 - New Leader after race 7 *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 5:25 AM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
At the start of the Etchells World Championship 2012 on day 5 the fleet waited on the Manly Circle course off Sydney Heads, in brilliant sunshine. Principal Race Officer Ross Wilson called a postponement at the scheduled 12 noon start time as the breeze was patchy across course. ...
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Knut Frostad talks about sponsorship, economics, China, and the VOR *Feature By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 3:20 AM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
While the VOR fleet are bashing their way towards Taiwan and the Luzon Strait, we were quite happy to have had a trip round the bay in somewhat lighter conditions, sun shining etc on board Camper during the Volvo stopover in Sanya. It was an interesting experience, getting up close and personal with not only the sailors but also the movers and shakers behind the scenes. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 Day 5 – These are the days you always fear!! *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 1:40 AM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells World Championship 2012 - The 74 boat Etchells fleet is current heading out to the Manly circle course of Sydney Heads for the critical races seven and eight in the nine race series. Jud Smith is leading the regatta on 13 points, from Tom King on 15 and John Bertrand 26, Graeme Taylor 32, Vince Brun 34 and Cam Miles 36 ahead of Alastair Gair, Dave Clarke, Peter McNeill and Nitro Drenna ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - Day 4 images by Howard Wright *Feature By Howard Wright images, 10:38 AM Thu 23 Feb 2012 GMT
Howard Wright, Image Professional Photography, was out on the water today capturing all the action on day four of the Etchells Worlds 2012, Sydney. ...
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