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A-Cat Championships: Best fleet ever says The King *Feature By John Cootes Furniture A-Cat Titles Media, 9:54 AM Fri 6 Jan 2012 GMT
Glenn Ashby, seven times A Class Catamaran World Champion, has won the 2012 John Cootes Furniture A Class Australian Championships. ...
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James Spithill sailing A-Cats in Australia talks Made for TV sailing *Feature By A Class Catamaran Australian Championships, 5:32 AM Tue 3 Jan 2012 GMT
James Spithill was one of the first AC sailors to get into the A-Cats. 'Trapezing downwind is what you now do in this class and yesterday I had four swims trying to figure it out. Tom (Slingsby) had five swims. JK (John Kostecki) didn’t even attempt it and Dirk (de Rider) won’t attempt it. It’s just fun.' ...
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Australian A-Cat Nationals 2012 – Ashby fires the warning cannon *Feature By Australian A Class Championships media, 10:12 AM Mon 2 Jan 2012 GMT
The last A Class Catamaran race Glenn Ashby sailed on Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, was when he won the 2009 World Championship. Today he fired a warning canon in the practice race for what will certainly be one of Australia’s most competitively fought National titles, the 2012 John Cootes Furniture Australian A Class Championships. ...
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ/Luna Rossa deal gets a tick from Jury *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 5:47 AM Sun 1 Jan 2012 GMT
The International Jury has answered the first of a two stage challenge to the joint development and training agreement between the two America's Cup teams, Emirates Team New Zealand and the new Italian Challenger Luna Rossa. ...
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America's Cup: Ian Taylor recognised for VirtualEye development *Feature By Sail-World, 10:54 PM Sat 31 Dec 2011 GMT
The lion behind the development of America's Cup graphics technology has been made a Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in the New Zealand New Years Honours, announced yesterday. What is now known as VirtualEye was initially created by three people with no sailing experience ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart – Its a cruel race says the winner *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team, 11:42 PM Fri 30 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 overall handicap winner Stephen Ainsworth first sailed his own yacht in the 1998 Hobart race. A tough initiation but things have improved since then, as Stephen explains to Sail-World.com. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - Loki wins Tattersalls Cup *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 8:46 PM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
Stephen Ainsworth’s Reichel Pugh 63 Loki will today be declared the Overall Handicap winner of the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Second in Division 1 and second overall will be Michael Hiatt’s Farr 55 Living Doll and third place will go to 42 Sydney Hobart veteran Syd Fischer’s modified TP52Ragamuffin. Ragamuffin will also be the ORCi handicap overall Sydney Hobart winner. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 ORCi versus IRC as handicap rule *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 7:34 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 – tomorrow the handicap winner for this year’s race will probably be decided. The overall IRC handicap rating winner will receive the prestigious Tattersalls Cup and there will be IRC results for 72 boats across four divisions. At the same time, there will be another set of handicap results for yachts sailing under the ORCi handicap rating, 38 boats in three divisions. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Race Commitee v Investec Loyal - Facts Found *Feature By Sail-World, 3:55 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Race Commitee v Investec Loyal - Facts Found - the official document from the International Jury ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Loyal Investec decision announced + Video *Feature By Sail-World, 2:59 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
An emotional Anthony Bell, skipper of Investec Loyal, has just announced the decision of the International Jury to a media gathering at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Investec Loyal wins line honours but is protested *Feature By Sail-World, 9:19 AM Wed 28 Dec 2011 GMT
This story is being updated regularly with the latest developments from Hobart. Investec Loyal, the Greg Elliott designed supermaxi has been first to finish the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, beating the race favorite, Wild Oats XI by less than a mile. The yachts finished in the Derwent in a fading breeze necessitating Investec Loyal to indulge in a gybing duel to stay between Wild Oats and the finish ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 Wild Oats XI retakes lead *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 10:17 PM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011. Just 12 hours after losing the lead in the 67th annual blue water classic, Bob Oatley’s 100 foot super maxi Wild Oats XI has challenged Anthony Bell’s Investec Loyal in an successful attempt to retake the lead just on 8am this morning. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Loyal takes lead from Wild Oats XI *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 9:54 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011. Investec Loyal has taken the lead from Wild Oats XI. Wider on the course, away from the east coast of Tasmania in stronger wind, Investec Loyal has snatch the lead from the five times Sydney to Hobart line honours winner. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Wild Oats and Loyal, Let the Games Begin *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 9:34 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
They said as much would happen and here we are. For the last few days all the top tacticians, navigators and weather folk have been saying that the second half of this year’s race is going to be very tricky, with some unusually light and unpredictable winds all the way down the Tasmanian East Coast for at least a couple of days. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart – Should Tracking output be delayed? *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 3:58 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
While tracking allows everyone ashore to follow the race, do you think it should be off the Internet menu for the racing fleet, or perhaps even delayed? If the Volvo Ocean Race and the Transpac provide delayed tracking only, giving tacticians and crews back the chance to gamble... should the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race organisers, the CYCA now be looking seriously at taking that same path? ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Protests fly at Leg 2, Stage 1 Finish *Feature By Sail-World, 10:41 PM Mon 26 Dec 2011 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have reported that both Team Telefónica and Camper have lodged protests against each other following the nail biting finish to Leg 2, Stage 1. Camper skipper Chris Nicholson was the first to lodge a protest, which was related to a manoeuvre made within miles of the finish line, where Telefónica claimed victory by less than two minutes. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Early problem for Wild Oats XI *Feature By Sail-World.com Team, 2:58 AM Mon 26 Dec 2011 GMT
Excitement was mounting as the 88 boat fleet prepared for the 1.00pm start of the 67th Rolex Sydney Yacht Race. Wild Oats XI, the line honours favourite, suffered a winch failure just minutes before the start. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - Sail-World previews the 67th adventure *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 5:54 PM Sun 25 Dec 2011 GMT
Just hours before the start of the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart you wouldn’t want to bet on anything other than Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI, the Reichel Pugh 30, winning her sixth Rolex Sydney Hobart on line honours, unless that is you knew something from the wind god Huey. ...
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Book of the Week: 'Cornell's Ocean Atlas' new from Jimmy Cornell *Feature By Nancy Knudsen, 10:11 PM Thu 22 Dec 2011 GMT
Every book that Jimmy Cornell has published - and there have been thirteen of them - has been highly relevant, superbly presented, and most importantly, 100% accurate. We anticipate that Cornell's latest production, a large format full colour 'Ocean Atlas' will be no different. My copy has just arrived on my desk and it certainly eclipses all his other productions with its 'wow factor'. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - its all about timing *Feature By Rob Kothe, 6:59 AM Thu 22 Dec 2011 GMT
Computer driven handicap predictions for the 628 mile Rolex Sydney to Hobart race ignore the fact that most races are won and lost in the last 40 miles from Tasman Light across Storm Bay, past the Iron Pot and up the Derwent. ...
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ISAF Worlds Video Gallery - Week 2 - 49er, RS:X, 470 and Match Racing *Feature By Sail-World Editor@Large, 9:11 AM Wed 21 Dec 2011 GMT
Sail-World has compiled a video gallery of the 30 minute highlights package produced each day of the ISAF Sailing World Championships by the ISAF production team. Welcome to Week 2 covering the racing and Medal Races for the 49er, Womens Match Racing, Womens 470, Mens RS:X ...
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Young, experienced New Zealand team selected for 2012 Sailing Olympics *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:11 AM Wed 21 Dec 2011 GMT
The New Zealand Olympic Committee today announced a Sailing team to contest seven events at the 2012 Olympic Regatta in Weymouth, England, next August. The announcement follow the conclusion of the ISAF World Sailing Championships which were the Olympic Qualification for 75 percent of the places at the 2012 Olympics. New Zealand qualified in nine of the ten events at the first round in Perth. ...
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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke - a meteoric rise in the Olympic 49er *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:48 AM Wed 21 Dec 2011 GMT
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke were today announced as part of the NZ Sailing Team for 2012 Olympics in Weymouth. They will sailing the Mens Skiff event, sailed in the 49er class. They teamed up after the 2008 Olympic regatta in Qingdao to learn the ropes in the 16ft twin trapeze, Olympic skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite, which debuted in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. ...
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Perth 2011: Grandstand Sailing - the day that sailing changed *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World.com Team, 1:23 AM Mon 19 Dec 2011 GMT
The last four medal races at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships were conducted on the Bathers Beach course, in Fremantle Harbour, Western Australia and it was standing room only in the Grandstand. The crowd was right amongst the action. ...
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NZL Sailing Team has four medal chances on final day of ISAF Worlds *Feature By Sail-World, 11:29 AM Sat 17 Dec 2011 GMT
The NZL Sailing Team will contest the medal races of four events on the final day of the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Perth. All told NZ sailors have made the medal races in six of the nine events contested, which is a very encouraging result going into the 2012 Olympics. The team has qualified for the Olympics in all nine events contested. ...
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