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 20 Jun 2013
 

World Domination and more

2013 470 European Championship - Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS)  P.Jaffredou/G.Cazade
Victor Kovalenko told me back in 2000, in what was then a thick Ukranian accent that World Domination was needed in year three of the Olympic cycle to deliver Olympic Gold. He got that message to Tom Slingsby, Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, and Mat Belcher and Malcom Page who managed both in 2011 and 2012.

Page, Kovalenko and Belcher - London 2012 Olympic Sailing  Sail-World.com ©

Now it seems that Mat Belcher is saying to hell with year three, lets start with year one, he and Will Ryan have won their first eight regattas together, with Mat now having 16 in a row under his belt.

Does anyone know what the record is for Olympic class regattas won in a row by the one skipper?

Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week 2013 is shaping up to be another fun, tropical regatta in August  Teri Dodds

Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week 2013 with strong flow of entries. Thus year's regatta is attracting a big mix of new competitors as well as past participants.

The great news for this year's regatta is the inclusion of the Australian Multihull Championships, which highlights the commitment of the event to grow and diversify as an iconic sailing regatta within the Queensland's Season of Sailing.

Whitsunday Sailing Club Commodore and Event Chairman Rob Davis said a large number of competitors have entered the regatta in the last few days. 'This surge of entries is great to see, and the current competition we are running to win free berthing at Abell Point Marina for the duration of race week has got sailors talking,'

Bob Steel's Quest  www.SailPix.com

Breaking news - One of Australia´s most successful big boat sailors and tourism industry scion, the dual Sydney to Hobart winner Bob Steel has entered his 52 footer Quest in the 2013 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week and 2013 Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week. Steel won the 2002 and 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, the first with his Nelson Marek 46 footer Quest and the second of those with the boat he will be sailing on the northern circuit, the big TP52 Quest.

Nancy Knudsen  Tracey Trompf

Cruising Master Class - Maybe you know a lot about sailing, but do you know all you need to know for cruising? Are you up to date with the latest sailing aids? Safety systems? Technology? Do you know all about snubbers, sentinels, Med Hooks? If the answer is no or maybe, then attend the Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney Boat Show,
3/4 August. You'll never regret it. Organised by Sail-World Cruising Editor Nancy Knudsen, it´s free in the inaugural year (apart from your Boat Show entry) but MUST be reserved.

During the two full days of seminars, you will learn an amazing cross section of cruising lore from the best boating talent in Australia and New Zealand – all the down-to-earth tips and tricks you need to learn to ensure your cruising is trouble-free and you sail with the confidence of knowing you have prepared your boat and crew well.

NB Sailsports, Australia's premier ISAF dinghy supplier, has announced exciting plans to further expand its business in Australia, offering coaching from the grass roots club level to the high performance level.

NB Director, Rob McMillan announced, 'we are very excited to have hired Mr Rob Brewer to be our new Head Coach to lead our high performance sailing activities.

Brewers credentials are exceptional and include coaching sailors to win National titles in nine different classes. The former 470 campaigner has coached at multiple World, European and Asian Championships. He is a pioneer and expert in the Optimist class.

McMillan further commented, ' this development is a natural extension of our company and will see us recruit more coaches, as well as leverage the coaching talents of our current staff including General Manager, Laura Caldecoat (nee Baldwin), Australian Olympic Laser Radial Coach 2012, and Team GBR Olympian 2004. NB Queensland's Benjamin Franklin, former Australian Youth Champion 2009 and Laser Radial Champion. And it won't stop there!'


Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Notice of Race now available
ISAF,
The 2013-2014 edition of the ISAF Sailing World Cup kicks off in Qingdao, China, from 12-19 October 2013, the first time the series will visit Asia.... [more]
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International Dragon World Championship to take place at WPNSA
Jessica Francis,
This coming week sees the Dragon Fleet descend on the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy for the Dragon South Coast Championship on the 23 and 24 June, immediately followed by the Edinburgh Cup. Many teams will be using these events as a warm up for the highly anticipated Int'l Dragon World Championship in September, where the best of the fleet will be competing.... [more]
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Changes to marine safety laws to ease requirements for some paddlers
Office of Boating Safety & Maritime Affairs,
Transport for NSW has announced that changes to marine safety laws will ease requirements for some paddlers to wear lifejackets while under the supervision of experienced and accredited coaches.... [more]
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Route des Princes - Spindrift and Actual lead across the finish
Sabina Mollart Rogerson,
In the 2013 Route des Princes, out of the warming glow of a luminous Irish sunrise, it was Yann Guichard's black and white hulled Spindrift which left their rivals fighting shadows as they led the MOD70 fleet across the finish line of Leg 2 early this Wednesday morning.... [more]
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North Sails claims 7th consecutive Etchells World title
North Sails,
It's official! Marvin Beckmann and his team on board The Martian have taken out the 2013 Etchells world championship in Rosignano Solvay, Tuscany, Italy. Geared up with the latest North Sails designs, Marvin and his team outperformed the fleet to finish with a 12 point lead.... [more]
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Double Sydney Hobart winner set for Magnetic Island Race Week 2013
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week media,
One of Australia´s most successful big boat sailors and tourism industry scion, the dual Sydney to Hobart winner Bob Steel has entered his 52 footer Quest in the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. Steel won the 2002 and 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, the first with his Nelson Marek 46 footer Quest and the second of those with the boat he will be sailing on Cleveland Bay, the big TP52 Quest... [more]
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Events Clothing Company strong contender for Exporter of the Year
Kate Gordon,
Events Clothing Company, an Auckland-based superyacht, marine and business clothing specialist is a finalist for the 2013 Auckland Export QBE Exporter of the Year (sales under $25 million) Award. The company celebrated many successes since its start in 1991. Events' first big win was supplying uniforms to Team New Zealand in the 1995 America's Cup challenge headed by the late Sir Peter Blake.... [more]
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12,000 reasons to be a part of the Nautilus Marine Winter Series
John Curnow,
Over 30 boats partook in last year's inaugural Nautilus Marine Winter Series. Conducted by the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS), there are over 20 prizes available to the fleet, which simply means you are seriously in the running for one. When those prizes include $1000 discounts off your next insurance policy, it is easy to understand why this event is back with strong support already.... [more]
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ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing takes another course record - Video
Stu MacKinven,
TeamVodafoneSailing, formerly the ORMA60 named G3 was originally built for the french multihull skipper Michel Desjoyeaux and was launched in 2002 to compete in the ORMA Multihull Championship.... [more]
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Solo sailor dies from mast fall after Customs boards his boat
Lee Mylchreest,
Was he fleeing from Customs officers or was it a tragic mistake? Uncertainty surrounds reports of a solo sailor's death when he fell 40 ft from his mast shortly after his yacht, Windrose, was boarded by Customs officers and he climbed the mast. The incident occurred at St Mary's Harbour in the Scilly Isles on Monday at around 8.30pm.... [more]
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How we trust our volunteer rescuers
Ken McManus/Sail-World,
Australian rescue volunteers have a lot to be happy about today, and it's not just one more sailor's life that they have saved. They have just found out that they are again in the top three most trusted professions in Australia.... [more]
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Kaenon Polarized: The Road to the Red Bull Youth America's Cup - 1
Sail-World,
Kaenon Polarized are backing three sailors involved in three teams in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, to be sailed in San Francisco in August 2013, as a lead-in event to the 34th America's Cup. Follow Olympic 49er Silver medalist, Peter Burling, top Match racer, Will Tiller, and top Laser sailor, Charlie Buckingham on their respective journeys all headed for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup.... [more]
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Route des Princes - Foxall's Oman Air-Musandam still out front
Sabina Mollart Rogerson,
For Ireland's 19th century emigrants who were headed for a new life across the Atlantic in America, the Fastnet Rock became known as Ireland's Teardrop. But for Ireland's Damian Foxall this morning, passing the legendary rock was reason for Irish sailing's most successful export to smile. Gilles Lamiré and his crew of Rennes Métropole - Saint-Malo Agglomération have decided to retire from Leg 2.... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup - Images of the Sanremo action by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water during the Girgalia Rolex Cup to capture this gallery of images.... [more]
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Women's Trophy returns to Marstrand
Fabian Bengtsson,
At last year's Stena Match Cup Sweden, women's racing was left out of the event because of the tight schedule between the World Cup in Gothenburg and the Olympics in London. This summer, the Women's Trophy is back at Marstrand and the women's elite will once again compete in one of the most prestigious match racing regattas in the world.... [more]
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Revolutionary Hydros C-Class catamaran takes maiden voyage
Bernard Schopfer,
The first Team Hydros C-Class catamaran took to the water at La Grande Motte for its maiden voyage. This is the first time a vessel using TPT carbon fiber technology, the latest development in composite materials, takes to the water! 'It is a momentous occasion for our team and all the people and companies involved in developing this unique yacht,' said Jérémie Lagarrigue.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - High-level action on the horizon
Hermann Hell,
The 2013 Kieler Woche is set to take place from 22 to 30 June, with about 4,500 sailors from 50 nations crowding the waters of Kiel Fjord. Medals will be fought for in eight Olympic sailing disciplines, among them the two new Olympic classes 49erFX for women and Nacra 17 for mixed crews.... [more]
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IRC dual scoring provides balance and parity
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
It is widely known that the Rating Office, the technical arm of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and gatekeeper for the IRC rating rule in the UK, supports the use of local and national performance handicaps. Far from being in competition with IRC, properly administered handicap systems complement it by bringing new people into the sport and igniting their competitive spirit.... [more]
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On a winning streak - Mat Belcher and Will Ryan win their first major
Mathew Belcher,
After winning our first major title in the form of the European Championships, it is exciting to be able to share with you all our progress as we take another step forward as a team... [more]
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Sydney's 'Alfreds' features Nick Martin on 'Round World Cruising'
Nancy Knudsen,
If you are anywhere in reach of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Sydney's northern beaches, you won't want to miss the presentation that Nick Martin is giving on their regular 'First Friday' Cruising dinner - and you DON'T have to be a member of the club.... [more]
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NYYC Annual Regatta images by Daniel Forster
Kirsten Ferguson,
The 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta Presented by Rolex, wrapped up yesterday, Sunday, June 16th in Newport, R.I. We take a look back at some of the action via this series of images, captured on the water by photographer Daniel Forster.... [more]
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2013 Victorian Jeanneau Rendezvous great success
Rohan Veal,
In what was thought what was going to be a fairly ordinary Melbourne Winter's day on Saturday eigth June for the inaugural Victorian Jeanneau Rendezvous, ended up being unusually spectacular weather... [more]
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Sail the Northwest Passage on your iPad
Des Ryan,
So you'd like to sail the Northwest Passage but -can't get away from the office, haven't got a boat, don't like cold water sailing? Now here's the next best thing: You can do it on your iPad!... [more]
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