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 25 Sep 2012
 




Ratification of new World Record announced by WSSR
John Reed,
The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSR) has now announced the ratification of a new World Record.... [more]
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Whoops! Catamaran beached in Force 6 winds
County Press Online/Sail-World Cruising,
Whoops! Three crew on board could not stop their catamaran Dazzla from beaching in a very embarrassing way in Force 7 (32-38kts) conditions last weekend. The story has a good end though, as catamarans, practised at beaching for picnics, are easier to 'de-beach' than a conventional yacht.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère DCNS Transpacific record attempt to relaunch next season
Stéphanie André,
The ‘pilots' of l'Hydroptère DCNS will have to wait until next season to relaunch their Transpacific record attempt between Los Angeles and Honolulu. Ultimately their 2012 campaign, which has been driven at a steady pace throughout the year, hasn't offered up a favourable weather window... [more]
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Match Race France - Will the AWMRT leaderboard be transformed?
Leigh Ireland,
Match Race France is set to take place from the 24th-29th September with the world's top match racers arriving in Marseille this week, preparing to embark on two crucial events in two weeks, which could transform the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) leaderboard ahead of the season-finale Monsoon Cup in December.... [more]
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Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Sailors to descend on Bermuda
Laurie Fullerton,
The 2012 Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup is set to get underway on the 4th October and will bring sixteen international guest skippers— 13 are national champions— to compete against Bermuda's top Opti sailors in what is truly a championship of champion's event that showcases the world's best young sailing talent.... [more]
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China and Turkey pick up slack in marina building
Des Ryan,
The world is getting bigger, not smaller, for the adventurous cruising sailor. While the traditional sailing world is still recovering from the global financial crisis, China has announced the building of yet another sizable marina and Turkey has announced that two long-planned marinas are to be built in the heart of Istanbul, encouraging cruising sailors to visit the ancient city.... [more]
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup event summary + Video
Chris Yates,
The 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup proved to be another huge success, as Klitmoller maintained its amazing wind record. Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) produced a fantastic display, as he became the first man to defeat Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) in five events and in doing so, Traversa, claimed his maiden event victory.... [more]
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Getting ready for the Platu 25 Worlds in Tuscany (23-29 September)
Sabrina Bonaiti,
The Platu 25 World Championship that will take place in Cala De' Medici, Tuscany, from the 23rd to the 29th of September 2012 is expected as one of the most important of recent years.... [more]
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Brawzinho victorious in Super Session
Chris Yates,
On the penultimate day of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup, the superstars of the wave sailing world delivered a stunning display, as the City Lift Super Session took place at 1pm. Light starboard tack winds and small waves provided ideal conditions for the competition, as three heats were run before the final, with the top two men from each heat advancing.... [more]
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Asia Pacific Student Cup moves into knockout stages
Christopher Lim,
Yesterday saw the completion of the round robins of the Asia Pacific Student Cup 2012 and also saw the four semi-finalists emerge after two days of tough racing with variable and shifty winds playing havoc with the sailors.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Super Session promises to level the playing field
Matthew Pryor,
The KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2012 Super Session on Saturday will be the first time in five years there has been a starboard tack jumping event on the world tour. It promises to level the playing field for Thomas Traversa, the Cold Hawaii World Cup winner, as Philip Köster, the 2012 world champion seeks to avenge his defeat by Traversa in the final on Thursday... [more]
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Lost at sea for 15 weeks before rescued - by a shark
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
One of a sailor's worst nightmares is losing the boat, taking to the liferaft only to drift and drift and drift. A man from Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean has lived that nightmare and survived. He was at sea for fifteen weeks before, he claims, a shark led him to rescue and safety.... [more]
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America's Cup: Nathan Outteridge hooks up with Artemis Racing
Richard Gladwell,
Artemis Racing have confirmed that 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 49er class, Nathan Outteridge (AUS) will be joining their team in its challenge for the 34th America's Cup. Outteridge's departure from another America's Cup Challenger, Team Korea, was signalled yesterday, when the first-time America's Cup Challenger announced that Peter Burling (NZL) would be taking the helm of their AC45... [more]
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - SUP action in Klitmoller
Chris Yates,
On day five of the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup, there was clean chest to shoulder high waves rolling into Klitmoller, with light to medium cross shore wind. With the double elimination being completed yesterday, there was no windsurfing competition today. However, there was still plenty of action on the water as a stand up paddleboard contest was held in the ideal conditions.... [more]
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Arctic ice gone by 2016, says polar expert
Media Services,
If you've always had a dream of sailing the Northwest Passage, by 2016, if a leading expert is correct, you'll be able to do it easily. One of the world's leading experts has predicted the Arctic sea ice will totally collapse in the summer months as early as 2016, comparable to adding 20 years of carbon emissions.... [more]
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