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 31 Oct 2012
 

Hot action and Pittwater Coffs steps up a gear

The start of the 2012 Pittwater to Coffs race  Gavin Ward
Today we have 18 footers, Flying Fifteens, lots of AC news and the Vendee Globe is fast approaching, but we want to talk about a key local event.

The 2013 Pittwater Coffs Harbour Race steps up a gear

As we move into the summer offshore season, its not too far ahead to the 226nm Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour yacht race which starts at 1pm on 2 January. This will be followed by four races in Coffs Harbour over two consecutive days, on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 January around the majestic Solitary Islands.

There are IRC, PHS, ORCi and shorthanded divisions with all entries given the opportunity to race in all three and in the Australian PHS Championships, an integral part of the regatta.

Sailors are very much aware that the Royal Prince Alfred's Coffs Harbour Race has had a low profile over the last few years and fleet numbers have suffered as a result.

This year there has been a noticeable increase in pre-event activity and this year there is a Prize Draw promotion to help the event organisers build an even better regatta.

There's no better incentive to get your entry in for the Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta with host club The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club offering a two week promotion to enter the draw to win free regatta entry for 2013.

For those thinking about entering, submit your entry via the online entry system by 5pm AEST Friday 16 November for your chance to win. One lucky name will be drawn from the barrel on Saturday 17 November and the first entry drawn will have their entry fee for next January's race and regatta waived. The winner will be notified by phone.
All those entered to date will automatically enter the draw. (Full details in the story below)

The Hudson/Lockley/Murphy Pretty Woman winner of IRC Division in Race One of the series - - Club Marine Blue Water Series  Damian Devine



Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic  Paparazzi Digital Photography


Lots of other local and international sailing news as always, with AC upfront but we can't help but show you some seriously hot action from the 2012 AWT Maui Makani Classic.

James Brown - 2012 AWT Maui Makani Classic  American Windsurfing Tour


GP - 2012 AWT Maui Makani Classic  American Windsurfing Tour


Sail-World.com Team



ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards one week away
KPMS,
In only one week ISAF and Rolex will announce the 2012 ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year at an award ceremony in Dublin, Ireland. The ceremony will take place during a dinner hosted at the historic Mansion House in the heart of Dublin and will be attended by a number of the world's top sailors and delegates to the ISAF Annual Conference taking place in nearby Dun Loaghaire.... [more]
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Win free entry to Pittwater and Coffs Harbour regatta
Damian Devine,
There's no better incentive to get your entry in for the Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta with host club The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club offering a two week promotion to enter the draw to win free regatta entry for 2013.... [more]
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AWT Maui Makani Classic - Incredible action on day 5 + Video
Russ Faurot / American Windsurfing Tour,
There was another incredible day of action at Ho'okipa Beach Park for day five of the AWT Maui Makani Classic! Yesterday saw a full round of Youth run and the start of the masters and amateurs. With sixty competitors in the amateurs and a full contingent in the Youth and Masters, the AWT team and judges had to get their skates on early to try hammer out as many heats as possible.... [more]
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America's Cup Regatta Director Iain Murray talks to Mark Heeley
Bob Killick,
Mark Heeley talks America's Cup with Iain Murray in the 18 footer rigging park Double Bay, Sydney......Iain dropped down to check out Steve Jarvin's new number one rig set up on Gotta Luv it 7 and had a few comments after the race to Mark Heeley's pointed questions.... [more]
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Entries open for 2013 Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic
Louise Edwards,
One of South Australia's most popular yacht races, the Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic will be held on Sunday 27th January, 2013. Entries open on Thursday 1st November 2012, online and close at midnight on Thursday 17th January 2013.... [more]
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Club Marine Bird Island Race Line Honours win to Perpetual Mocean
Damian Devine,
A mix of youth and experience took line honours in the first race of the Club Marine Blue Water Point score, the 52nm Barrenjoey to Bird Island hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.... [more]
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Aussie Flying Fifteeners don't usually do things by halves, but....
Peter Rooke,
The Flying Fifteen class has been the mainstay of many clubs around Australia none more so than at Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club (GLYC) where the class has been strong for over 50 years. GLYC felt it was important to recognise the 50 years association of the Flying Fifteen class with the club.... [more]
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Coast Guard continues search for missing captain of HMS Bounty
US Coast Guard/Sail-World Cruising,
The Coast Guard continues its search Tuesday for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailing ship, approximately 125 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C. Missing is Robin Walbridge, 63, and deceased is Claudene Christian, 42.... [more]
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Newport to Ensenada Race tragedy report released by US Sailing
Jake Fish,
US Sailing has released a report of an independent review panel on its investigation of the sailing accident that took place on April 28th during the 2012 Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race that resulted in the deaths of four sailors. The crew were victims of an accident aboard Aegean, a 37-foot Hunter 376.... [more]
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Bribie Star claims resident trophy award at Queensland Championship
Ian Grant,
Ken and Lucas Down proved they could handle the blustery 20-30 winds and white crested waves when they helmed Bribie Star to a resident trophy award in the Aberdeen Asset Management Queensland championship last weekend.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - First Clipper 70 hits the UK
Ruth Harrington,
The first of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race's new fleet of 12 70-foot ocean racing yachts arrived in Felixstowe UK last night, Monday 29 October 2012, marking the beginning of a new era for the race.... [more]
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Student Yachting World Cup - Day 3 full of surprises + Video
Icarus Sailing Media,
The 2012 Student Yachting World Cup in La Rochelle was full of surprises on day three with no one being able to predict who will be the next World Champion. Yesterday the Defender (Euromed Managment) showed their previous title wasn't a mistake by going ahead of everybody in the first race.... [more]
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Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship - Toybox among first entries
Di Pearson,
The Notice of Race for the 35th Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship is now online and past Middle Harbour Yacht Club Commodore Ian Box is among the first entries received. The event is set to take place 24th-25th November 2012.... [more]
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America's Cup: Carlo Borlenghi aboard AC72 Emirates Team New Zealand
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Images from on board the new AC72 Emirates Team New Zealand by the photographer regarded by many as the best in the world, Carlo Borlenghi.... [more]
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Big regattas for Victorian yacht club
Jane Moffat,
The weather for McCrae Yacht Club's Opening Day may not have been friendly but the welcome certainly was. As Commodore Steve Berryman opened proceedings he focused on the youth of McCrae and their contribution to the club. Highlighting the group of young Race Officers, members of the Sailing, Training and General Committees as what sets McCrae apart from other yacht clubs.... [more]
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Youth America's Cup - Best of the best will compete on the Bay
Irene Corosu,
The 2013 Red Bull Youth America's Cup is set to take place from September 1st-4th and will open with Selection Series Trials in San Francisco in February. With the goal of ensuring the best of the best are on the starting line of the main event, the Selection Series Trials will narrow the field through a rigorous training workshop and regatta, February 9-24, 2013.... [more]
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Vendee Globe Race Village opening draws record spectators
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The first week of the Vendee Globe Race Village opening in Les Sables d'Olonne drew a record number of spectators. Since October 20th, no less than 230,000 people (including 10,000 school children) strolled around the aisles and the pontoons where the 20 boats participating in the next non-stop single-handed round-the-world race without assistance are moored. An obvious success!... [more]
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Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron weekend of sailing
Alaine Neilson,
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) lived up to its reputation as ‘Regatta City' during the weekend. With windy conditions all weekend, constantly over 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots, it was not sailing for the faint-hearted.... [more]
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Seawind celebrates arrival of first Seawind 1160 produced in Vietnam
Brent Vaughan,
At the 14th annual Seawind Pittwater Regatta, Seawind celebrated the arrival of the 101st Seawind 1160, and the first Seawind 1160 produced at the Corsair Marine facility in Vietnam. New owner, Chris Lawrence, christened his new boat 'Avalon Spirit' with champagne across the bow, in front of a large crowd of fellow Seawind owners.... [more]
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