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Off to Sanctuary Cove, 300mm of rain overnight on parts of the Gold Coast - will be wearing my gum boots on the plane. (too heavy to put in my baggage) We will have all the latest news.

Great story about Lasers and the recession today. News from the European circuit where Aussie Star and Match Racing sailors are about to hit the circuit.

Latest from the Volvo's and more

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team



Laser Dinghies - Recession Busting
Brendan Maxwell,
Laser Performance Sailcraft the ‘down under' Laser sailboat builder on the NSW Central Coast at Fountaindale, is proving that the right product and the right marketing will deliver, even in the toughest recession.... [more]
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Your best pair of Shorts go sailing
John Curnow,
Andrew Short showed up for the Portsea start of the inaugural Ocean Racing Club of Victoria Melbourne to Vanuatu in 2006 with his VO60, ‘Andrew Short Marine'. NOR2, the old ‘Kvaerner' then ‘Djuice' trialhorse, went on to get Line Honours and as such, holds the record for this 1885nm haul up North into the delightful Coral Sea.... [more]
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Landenberger and Reffold – Australia's Up-and-Coming Stars
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Among the teams that have been around for a while yet are wearing new Olympic Development Squad apparel are Andrew Landenberger and Simon Reffold of Australia. Landenberger is no stranger to the Olympic effort. In fact, he won a Silver at the Atlanta Games in the Tornado. He and Simon Reffold sailed their first regatta in a Star during Kiel Week in 2006 and sailed several regattas leading up to... [more]
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2009 PWA Ulsan World Cup – Team France dominates Day 4
© PWA / Andrew Buchanan,
Another day of sun and wind at the 2009 PWA Ulsan World Cup had the slalom fleet hard at work on the fourth day of competition in Korea. The men's racing kicked off by finishing up the remaining three heats of race four.... [more]
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Its cold out there! Onboard images from the Volvo Ocean Race
Various Volvo Ocean Race photographers/Sail-World,
Enjoy the latest onboard images from the Volvo Ocean Race leg 7, from Boston to Galway. Telefonica Blue were first past the scoring gate off Newfoundland, claiming the four points on offer.... [more]
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Volvo Race - Telefónica Blue scoops the Gate points
Volvo media,
Telefónica Blue continues to make her mark on the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 when at 03:11 GMT today, she was first past the scoring gate off Newfoundland, claiming four points. The leading pack's preoccupation with maximum points at the gate has handed the advantage to the hitherto backmarkers on the leg - Telefonica Black leads with Green Dragon second... [more]
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Class40 granted provisional ISAF class status
Catherine Ecarlat,
Class40 is delighted to announce that it has become a provisional ISAF class following ISAF's Mid-Year meeting. Following the rapid international growth of Class40, the recognition by ISAF is excellent news... [more]
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New Hans Horrevoets trophy for Volvo Ocean Race Rookie
Event Media,
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Portimao Global Ocean Race - Damaged Roaring Forty beats the odds
Oliver Dewar,
Michel Kleinjans crossed the Charleston finish line of Leg 4 in the Portimão Global Ocean Race. For Kleinjans, the final hours of Leg 4 were among the most demanding of the entire 4,800 mile course from Ilhabela, Brazil, to the USA.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week - 'Maid' to return in spirit
Rob Mundle,
Race Week is Australia's most awarded keelboat regatta and biggest offshore classic. Last year it attracted a record fleet of 225 for its 25th anniversary event.... [more]
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The America's Cup Files: Transcript of the NY Supreme Court Hearing
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World presents a couple of extracts from the full transcript of the full Hearing of the New York Supreme Court held on 11 May 2009, to consider the matter of Contempt of Court against Societe Nautique de Geneve, and a second claim against Golden Gate Yacht Club for not furnishing their Customs-House Registry certificate 'as soon as possible' as required by the Deed of Gift... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Green Dragon heads through the fog and bitter cold
Lucy Harwood,
The exit out of Boston was a challenging passage for Green Dragon, as they weaved their way through hundreds of lobster pots and the container ships which lined the route out. Navigating the lobster pots was not an easy task and it turned into a bigger challenge for Green Dragon after they became entangle with several lobster pots.... [more]
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Entries open for 2009 Finn Junior World Championship
Robert Deaves,
Entries are now open for the 11th Finn Junior World Championship, which is taking place from 30 July to 6 August on Lake Balaton in Hungary. This year's host is the Batatonfüred Yacht Club, and with a large number of Eastern European countries developing junior Finn fleets, it is hoping to exceed 50 boats on the water... [more]
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CT Sailbatten Race Winners in 2008 - 09: Part 2
Lara Cooper and Sail-World,
C-Tech is extremely proud to have supplied CT Sailbattens to many recent race winners taking part in top class yachting events. As this, the second in the series of achievements show, CT Sailbattens are being used by yachts at the top of their game, yachts that face the toughest challenges in the sport of sailing often in the harshest conditions the sea can provide.... [more]
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Scoring Gate and freezing cold Volvo Race teams
Volvo media,
Only one more scoring gate is left on the course for the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race, and that is a line set southwards from St Johns, Newfoundland, approximately 171 nm to the east of PUMA who holds a slim lead... [more]
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Aussies head to ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship
Sail-World.com,
Two Aussie teams will be racing at the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Lysekil, Sweden. The last spot to the 2009 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship was determined in a Swedish qualifier.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship coach appointed
ISAF,
ISAF has announced the appointment of the Championship coach for this year's Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, taking place in Buzios, Brazil from 9-18 July... [more]
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Musto Etchells Winter Nationals a sailing institution
Rob Kothe,
While World Championships and Australian Summer Nationals move venues every year, the Australian Winter Nationals stay in Mooloolaba. Trevor Martin, the local Etchells fleet captain, says the Musto Mooloolaba Winter Nationals are an institution on the Asia Pacific Sailing Calendar.... [more]
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