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 08 Dec 2011
 

A boomer yesterday in Freo and the wind is building as noon approachs. Its going to be a very interesting day. Great weather too along Kata Beach. - if you've never been to the Phuket King's Cup, its a bucket list special.



Phuket King's Cup Regatta day 3 images by Guy Nowell
Guy Nowell images,
Day 3 action from the Phuket King's Cup Regatta by photographer Guy Nowell... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 - Big day with top end conditions
Paul Larsen,
What a big day. I don't think we have ever done five runs in a day let alone in such top end conditions. We went out there and went for it today. There were things that I needed to see. The conditions were, of course, just a little too much. The wind was gusting to 34 knots but I couldn't afford to procrastinate.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships day 5
Perth ISAF Sailng World Championships,
On day five of the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, predominantly blue skies, sunshine and light to moderate winds greeted sailors. Competitors in four classes put aside the disappointment of Tuesday's postponements by asserting themselves in the fleet racing.... [more]
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Wet and windy conditions expected for Alegria V celebrations
Ian Grant,
Both wet and significantly windy weather are expected to prevail when launching celebrations for the re-vamped Audi Centre Sunshine Coast sponsored Alegria V are held on the Mooloolah River this Saturday.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships day 5 images
Various Photographers,
The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships have reached the fifth day of competition and these images from photographers Alex McKinnon, Paul Kane, Richard Langdon, and Alastair Hyde-Tetley catch the action out on the water... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Postma leads Finns
Robert Deaves,
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Three testing races were held on the third day of the Finn Gold Cup 2011 in Perth, Australia. Pieter Jan Postma (NED) takes a one point lead in the Finns. Giles Scott (GBR), who won two races, sits one point back, while previous regatta leader Ben Ainslie (GBR) is in third and three third places on Wednesday.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Belcher and Page lead the way
Craig Heydon,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - The Australian Sailing Team's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have led the way on day five, winning all three races in the 470 men's class.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 9 - Red Bull in top form
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series™ final Act has begun in Singapore under the gaze of the iconic Singapore Flyer, the world's largest observation wheel, and the towering downtown city skyline. The Extreme Sailing Series Race Village nestles on the edge of the Formula 1 racetrack that has a permanent residence here in this impressively efficient city, and the 10 Extreme 40s were raring to go.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Visit Finland holds lead
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The ten-strong fleet has enjoyed a great day's racing in the last 24 hours after rounding North Cape at the top of New Zealand to continue the sprint across the Tasman Sea with less than 1,000 miles now separating the front runners from the finish line.... [more]
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing Championships - RS:X women's fleet day 3
Rory Ramsden,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing Championships third day of racing for the RS:X women's fleet started in a building breeze after a short postponement. This was going to be make or break day for Blanca Manchon [ESP] and Alessandra Sensini [ITA] who were sailing together in the RS:X Blue Group. There was determination in their faces as they left the beach to go out to the first start of the day.... [more]
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And they're off: Inaugural Kiteboard racing at Phuket King's Cup
King's Cup Event Media,
Much has been said of mixing kite boarding and sailing and much more will be said in the lead up to the 2016 Olympics as the kite board fraternity pitch to be an official event. While these discussions continue, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta in Thailand has taken a bold step introducing a Kiteboard Class to the 25-year old multi-class regatta.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean race: Puma reaches Cape Town after 31 day epic journey
Volvo Ocean Racing,
It was not the way Ken Read had imagined stepping off PUMA's Mar Mostro and on to shore at Cape Town but after 31 days away the American could still savour a heartfelt moment with wife Kathy before putting the next phase of the recovery plan into place. Puma Ocean Racing, who set off from Alicante with the rest of the fleet back on November 5, made it into the Cape Town port late on Tuesday nig... [more]
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Cam Rule and Cain McVee win 2011 WA Cherub State Championships
Cam Rule,
Cunning Linguist, sailed by Cherub veterans Cam Rule and Cain McVee have won the 2011 WA Cherub Championships in a fast paced and windy regatta. Cunning Linguist had won the regatta before the last heat finishing no worse than second (after a dropped heat) with a leading pace in the light and heavy conditions.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup - Neil Pryde world leader in Wind and Kitesurfing
Phuket King's Cup media,
At 72 years old Neil Pryde is one of the stalwarts of the Phuket Kings Cup and indeed of Asian sailing. Pryde, a New Zealand born sailor has been in Asia for almost 50 years and he loves the sailing conditions Asia has to offer.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama protest Camper
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - The International Jury will hear in full the protest of Groupama sailing team against Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand after deciding it was valid. The International Jury heard from both sides and asked Groupama to submit video evidence by 2000 local time, which they duly did. Satisfied that the protest was lodged correctly, the jury adjourned the hearing.... [more]
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SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Maxis rule supreme
Lisa Ratcliff,
December 13 on Sydney Harbour the country's mightiest maxi yachts will rule supreme for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's annual SOLAS Big Boat Challenge.... [more]
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40 + 30 = 70 in ORCV Westcoaster to Hobart
John Curnow,
The 40th consecutive Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster will get underway from the Portsea Pier at 10am on December 27, 2011. Whilst the latter event is much newer, having been first run as its own race in 2008, the Eastcoaster has its own dedicated band of followers and continues to attract new competitors with its many nuances and intricacies.... [more]
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The big trip east
Offshore WA,
The Sydney Hobart race is ix hundred and twenty eight nautical miles across open ocean, demanding and sometimes extreme wind and sea conditions, cramped accommodation and no comforts. And if you are entering from Western Australia, you need to do the equivalent of four Hobarts, short-handed, just to get to the start line.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 fleet racing abandoned
Luissa Smith,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - The second day of competition for the 470 men's fleet dawned wet and grey, before the weather demons took over completely. Rain, thunderstorms and severe weather warnings forced the Race Committee to abandon racing for the day.... [more]
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Measurement process
ISAF,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Before the start of racing the sailors' boats went through an extensive measurement process.... [more]
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Racing wraps up as True Blue Racing looks towards 2012
Susan Franklin,
True Blue Racing, the team based out of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and helmed by Jordan Reece with his crew Henry Kernot, Arnau Farras-Knowles and Jaidan Stevens, have wrapped up their 2011 racing season.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Reliability key to victory, says Camper skipper
Volvo Ocean Race,
The teams forced to retire from Leg 1 will come out fighting in Leg 2, according to Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Chris Nicholson, who sees reliability as a bigger factor than ever in the Volvo Ocean Race. 'Just like Formula One each generation is finding ways to go faster and faster and as you push the envelope more something has to give'... [more]
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Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster and Eastcoaster races launched
Peter Campbell,
The Member for Hobart, Doug Parkinson MLC, today officially launched the 2011 Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster and its newer Eastcoaster at the host club, the Derwent Sailing Squadron.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - 89 yachts confirmed
Lisa Ratcliff,
Entries have now closed for this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has confirmed a quality international fleet of 89 yachts is being fine tuned for the Boxing Day dash south. The owners of Alibi, Helsal III and Questionable Logic were the last to opt out of this year's starters and riders list prior to last Friday's 5pm close of paperwork.... [more]
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Two match racing crews fight to qualify Australia for London 2012
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
Australian Womens Match racing skipper Nicky Souter explained ‘We have had a Squad Rotation program within the Australian Match Racing teams. It's had its good moments and it's had its challenging moments. It was really good in the beginning of the match racing program as we were rotating crews around a lot to try and find out what combination could achieve the best results.'... [more]
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Hammer Time nails round one of Flying 11 NSW State Championships
Peter McIntosh,
It wasn't just the 20-knot-plus southerly that gave the F11 fleet a hammering during the first round of the NSW Flying 11 State Championships on Brisbane Water, Gosford.... [more]
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Flying 11 sailors try out new racing format
Peter McIntosh,
This year a new format was introduced to the popular F11 class at the first round of their NSW state titles aimed at giving all fairer race conditions.... [more]
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18ft Skiff NSW Championship - Images from Race 3
Michael Chittenden,
At the 18ft Skiff NSW Championship, strong winds blew across Sydney Harbour which meant that there would be plenty of action out on the water. Photographer Michael Chittenden shares images taken near the obelisk mark where capsizes and breakages were the order of the day. Enjoy!... [more]
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Victorian Moth Grand Prix Series round 3 - Sorrento
Leigh Dunstan,
Race one saw Leigh Dunstan first to the top mark, only to tack from the port lay line and drop off his foils, watching three boats foil past before there was enough wind to foil again.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs N.S.W. Championship Race 3 Video
Bob Killick,
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers do a 'Stephen Bradbury' to take a hard fought race in Heat 3 NSW Championship. Yandoo skippered by John Woody Winning was taken to hospital after being body slammed in a capsize.... [more]
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