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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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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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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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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 - Champagne sailing + results *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 7:39 AM Thu 23 Feb 2012 GMT
It's getting to the business end of the 2012 Etchells Worlds 2012 being sailed in the waters off Sydney Heads. There was a general recall for the first race of the day. The second start under Black Flag, was clear. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - Francolini day 3 images hot off the water *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 6:47 AM Wed 22 Feb 2012 GMT
Andrea Francolini, the best know sailing photographer in Australia was on the water on thhe Etchells course today. Its days like this that Drew of Sydney really loves his work. You will see more images later at www.afrancolini.com ...
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Etchells Worlds Day 3 - Who is the King after four races? *Feature By Sail-World.com, 4:11 AM Wed 22 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells Worlds 2012. It was a crazy day offshore yesterday with Etchells racing being impossibleas the winds gusted into the mid 30’s against a two knot set. ...
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan capsize images by Andrea Francolini *Feature By Andrea Francolini images, 7:22 AM Tue 21 Feb 2012 GMT
There was plenty of action for the 18ft Skiffs at the JJ Giltinan regatta. Maybe even a bit too much for some to handle! Andrea Francolini images from an interesting day at the office. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Camper moves to the front of the pack *Feature By Volvo Ocean Race, 11:53 PM Mon 20 Feb 2012 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race, there is a new crew at the head of the pack. After tacking north around midday today, at 2200 UTC tonight Chris Nicholson/AUS and Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand are the leaders of the pack as fleet bashes upwind across the South China Sea towards the ominous Luzon Strait, 446 nautical miles (nm) ahead. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Light winds set to deal another hand *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:58 AM Mon 20 Feb 2012 GMT
While official reports have it that Groupama is leading the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race - using the snap-shot placing system, the weather routing projections tell a different story. As the fleet splits following the Mark Foy start, it would seem that the margins have been largely erased that were injected into the starting order, after yesterday's coastal race. ...
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - Tom Slingsby adds Olympic thinking *Feature By Tracey Johnstone, 7:35 AM Sat 18 Feb 2012 GMT
Whether they are amateur or professional sailors, for the fleet of 74 boats carrying 238 crew, their goal is the 2012 International Etchells Class World Championship honours. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: In-Port Race, Sanya: Replay - watch here *Feature By Sail-World, 1:30 AM Sat 18 Feb 2012 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race made a spectacular return to action on Saturday with overcast skies, fresh and oscillating winds for the Sanya Haitang Bay In-Port Race (starting 0600 UTC). Flat seas and a breeze of around 20 knots combined in the protected waters of Sanya Bay to create ideal inshore racing conditions ...
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For Sail-World.com, the largest sailing news network, growth continues *Feature By Sail-World.com, 6:25 AM Fri 17 Feb 2012 GMT
Sail-World.com is the largest sailing news network in the world, delivering content online via 17 sites world-wide. The Sail-World audience is commonly spending three to four times longer on Sail-World than on any other marine site world-wide. ...
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