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Out on Pittwater this morning, it was pretty cold, it reminded me why some many Australian sailors follow the whales north to Queensland in Winter.

A good time to take a close look at Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week in mid-September. You can ask for a free DVD, or look at some short footage on line. www.magneticislandraceweek.com.au

See details in the first story today.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Sports Boat Division at Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week
Event Media,
When entries opened for the third annual Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week to be held in September, Townsville sailor Michael Unwin was quick to jump online and register for the regatta... [more]
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Mothers Day training for Tasmanian Sabots
Richard Scarr,
Training for the 22 sabots again was a picture perfect. For those that think its cold here in Tasmania it's not really! After making their mothers breakfast in bed, the Tasmanian Sabots sailors arrived at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania for training.... [more]
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Marine... ...Life
John Curnow,
If you've been to sea, then you've been blessed. Here's some pics from the 'Aw shucks!' moments during the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's recent MTH (Melbourne Two Handed) on the very much becalmed Port Phillip... [more]
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North South Yachting, SailCorp, Finlease –Yacht Ownership Open Evening
Jamie Millar,
North South Yachting, SailCorp Yacht Charters and Finlease are teaming up to host an open evening on the many options for yacht ownership in Sydney Harbour at the SailCorp charter base in Lavender Bay, North Sydney.... [more]
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Leighton O'Connor images from Volvo Oean Race Boston In Port races
Leighton O'Connor images,
Images from yesterday's Boston In Port race. Telefonica Blue dominated the two races. Enjoy the images by photographer Leighton O'Connor.... [more]
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MedCup Circuit countdown in Alicante
Andi Robertson,
Moderate breezes off Alicante proved ideal today for the TP52 Series and GP42 Series fleets which are assembling for the first 2009 Audi MedCup regatta of the new season, the City of Alicante Trophy. Of the 13 TP52's which are due to line up on Tuesday when the regatta's official practise race starts, at least eight took part in impromptu ad-hoc short race practise today.... [more]
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Images from the Portofino Rolex Trophy 2009
Carlo Borglenghi,
Leading international yachting photographer, Carlo Borlenghi presents the following gallery of images from the Portofino Rolex Trophy 2009:... [more]
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Williams claims victory at PWA World Surf Cup
PWA / Andrew Buchanan,
Ross Williams proves he's the man to beat after sailing to victory in the 2009 Dwarf8 PWA Surf World Cup. Opening the 2009 slalom season in style, Austria's Lake Neusiedl took its cue to deliver both sun and wind in equal measure to christen slalom's newest World Tour destination.... [more]
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Alinghi's SUI1 wins first regatta of the D35 series on Lake Geneva
Alinghi Media,
Ernesto Bertarelli's Alinghi SUI1 won the first regatta of the D35 series on Lake Geneva over the weekend. Bertarelli and the crew on Alinghi SUI1 bounced back from fourth place on the eve of the finals performing consistently today to take a second and another first place after lengthy delays due to weather conditions on Lake Geneva.... [more]
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Russell Coutts talks to Peter Montgomery on SportsWorld

Sunday morning (NZT) the top rating SportsWorld program on Newstalk ZB ran an extended 'conversation' with BMW Oracle skipper and CEO Russell Coutts. The long discussion touched on a number of points, including the efforts to arrange meetings and a dialog with Alinghi and Societe Nautique de Geneve, the speed that has been reached in BOR90, and his thoughts on that 'keelyacht'.... [more]
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Changes to Stopover Format for next Volvo Race
Volvo media,
On Sunday morning at Fan Pier in Boston, Knut Frostad, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, presided over the second ‘Round Table' presentation where details of the next edition of the race are announced... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Boston In Port race: Green Dragon's challenging day
Lucy Harwood,
The Volvo Ocean Race In Port race in Boston was full of challenges today as the fleet managed to get through two races. Approaching the top mark, Green Dragon were holding third place, but trouble on their final tack to the mark resulted in bowman Justin Slattery being lifted off the deck after he got tangled up in the sheet, the boat slowed, which saw Ericsson 4 and Puma sail past... [more]
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PWA Surf World Cup Day Five - A day of start then stop and wait
PWA / Andrew Buchanan,
At the 2009 Dwarf8 PWA Surf World Cup, the forecasted wind proved to be a short lived affair, with only eight heats of race five completed before the race committee were forced to send the slalom fleet back to the beach, where they waited on standby until the day's competition was officially declared over late into the afternoon.... [more]
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YA President elected to Aust Olympic Committee Executive
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia President Andrew Plympton has been elected to the Australian Olympic Committee Executive.... [more]
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Santa Cruz and Bruschetta crew win J/24 World Championship
Event Media,
Santa Cruz and the Bruschetta crew, with a third in the seventh race to Larson's 11th and Milev's 14th, came away with a third J/24 World Championship, making him the second-most successful J/24 skipper in class history (Ken Read still holds the record with six titles) and the first non-US sailor to win a Worlds in this country.... [more]
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Portimão Global Ocean Race - Desafio Cabo de Hornos on the hunt
Oliver Dewar,
Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz on Desafio Cabo de Hornos are still hunting hard with both boats recording average speeds of 14 knots last night with 12 knot averages this morning.... [more]
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Mother's Day - Race 2 CYCA Winter series
Jennifer Crooks,
Race Two of the Pointscore of the Audi Winter Series 2009 commenced in 10-12 knots of south sou' easterly breeze. Racing commenced on time for the fleet of 118 yachts, with a full course being sailed on course B.... [more]
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Offshore dinghy racing returns to Mooloolaba
Tracey Johnstone,
Responding to the needs of south-east Queensland dinghy sailors, open water racing is returning to the Sunshine Coast this winter with the introduction of the Mooloolaba Dinghy Ocean Series.... [more]
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Telefonica Blue rules Boston In-Port races
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Telefónica Blue ruled the day on Saturday afternoon earning two wins from two starts on in-port race day at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover at Fan Pier, in Boston.... [more]
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Expert Olympic Regatta - Italy wins four events
Sail-world.com/uk,
Expert Olympic regatta on Lake Garda finished Saturday with Italy winning four events - 49er, 470 men and women, and the RS:X. Britain, France, Australia and Brazil were also event winners... [more]
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Medal day at the Lake Garda Expert Olympic regatta
Sail-world.com/uk,
The Expert Olympic regatta taking place at Lake Garda has completed the qualification races and will today hold the 'Medal' races. In the 49er the the Sibello brothers have the Gold tied-up but the other podium places are up for grabs... [more]
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ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Structural Plan Review
ISAF,
ISAF has launched a major new safety initiative in response to the growing number of structural failures, publishing details of the new ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Structural Plan Review. The ISAF Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) have been amended to strengthen the regulation surrounding hull construction.... [more]
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Support the Australian Sailing Team on Facebook
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team has entered the world of Facebook, with a dedicated fan page now live on the popular social networking site.... [more]
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2008 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Protest dismissed
Sail-World,
The protest lodged by Alan Whitley's Cougar II against 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winner, Bob Steel's Quest, was today dismissed by a Protest Committee of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.... [more]
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Slingsby on song at Expert Olympic Regatta - Lake Garda event
Sail-World.com/uk,
The Expert Olympic regatta taking place at Lake Garda has completed three days of racing. Dual Laser world champion Tom Slingsby of Australia has not had a good six months, he finished well back in the fleet iin the Qingdao Olympic regatta and failed to make the Gold fleet at Hyeres but is crushing the competition in the Laser event. He has won five of the nine races so far. In second is Andreas G... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ overcomes TP52 measurement issue ahead of MedCup
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand have overcome a measurement issue on their new TP52, and will leave Valencia for Alicante, Spain on Saturday, local time. The measurement discrepancy was found by Emirates Team New Zealand as the yacht was being dismantled before leaving Auckland.... [more]
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Beneteau Regatta on Pittwater - Metal Mesh Cup 2009
Shane Crookshanks,
The ninth annual Metal Mesh Cup was contested during the Beneteau Regatta Pittwater on May 2nd at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport. Thirty five Beneteau yachts, their owners and over 200 crew enjoyed another day of fun racing, good food, fine wine and lots of prizes.... [more]
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Puma pumped and ready to go for Volvo Ocean Race Boston in-port race
Kate Fairclough,
Puma Ocean Racing, dubbed the Boston hometown team due to their ties with the Massachusetts city, are pumped up and ready for the fifth In Port race of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09, to be held this weekend.... [more]
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Golden Gate refuses to meet America's Cup Defender for talks
Daphne Morgan-Barnicoat,
Societe Nautique de Geneve have released the following commentary following the rejection of SNG's offer of a further meeting, yesterday, ahead of a Hearing in the New York Supreme Court on Thursday... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race HQ to relocate in Spain
Volvo media,
The Volvo Ocean Race is to move its headquarters from the South Coast of England to Alicante, Spain. The Mediterranean city will become both the starting port and the home of the race for the next three editions. Agreement was signed Thursday in Boston between the Volvo Ocean Race and the Spanish regional government of Valencia... [more]
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Wharro & GT have eyes on second Etchells Winter title at Mooloolaba
Tracey Johnstone,
Victorian Etchells team of Graeme Taylor and Grant Wharington have firmly set their goal of changing history by taking out a second Etchells Winter Championship title. The Musto Etchells Australian Winter Championship is being held on the warm waters off Mooloolaba on Queensland's Sunshine Coast over the weekend of 4 to 7 June 2009.... [more]
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Golden Gate shuns America's Cup overtures
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
The new Challenger of Record, has told the Defender of the America's Cup to stick the second Mutual Consent proposed for 11 May in Switzerland. In a tersely wordly letter, Golden Gate Yacht Club, represented on the water by BMW Oracle Racing has declined the invitation to attend a second Mutual Consent meeting proposed by the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, for 11 May, just three days before... [more]
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Etchells Australia Winter Championship NOR and online entry available
Tracey Johnstone,
Already thinking about your winter sailing program ? Now is the time to enter the Musto Etchells Australia Winter Championship and get organised to enjoy another sunny winter in Mooloolaba.... [more]
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