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A delivery 'sailor' decided to commence a passage from Southport in south east Queensland in Australia to Yeppoon. The forecast was seas 9 to 10 mtrs with a storm warning with winds that had at times been recorded at 61 kts at the seaway entrance. He attempted to go out the seaway, which had not been yet officially closed. It was soon after.

Lots of rumour but who knows the full story? We'd welcome any info you have... ( you can use the comments field at the bottom of that amazing image sequence story.



While its seems we have some decision-challenged sailors in Australia, we have lots and lots of sensible one and heaps of them will be in Mooloolaba next week for the Musto Etchells Australian Winter titles. Our stories on this event and some of the sailors we've been talking to... continues below.

Another giant week on Sail-World.com, the biggest in our 11 year history and that was before we saw the Southport bar yacht pictures..

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Sol Trujillo inspires Italian America's Cup campaign
Sail-World/Valencia Sailing,
The Italian America's Cup Team needs to build a giant 90 foot state of the art racing multihull in a very short time and the marine industry doubts it can be done. The Italians says it can be and recently departed Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo is their inspiration.... [more]
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Yacht departs Southport - see the pictures and believe
Sail-World Cruising,
This 'sailor' decided to commence a passage from Southport in south east Queensland in Australia to Yeppoon, a small town on the central Queensland coast, yesterday. The forecast was seas 9 to 10 mtrs with a storm warning with winds that had at times been recorded at 61 kts at the seaway. He attempted to go out the seaway at 3pm yesterday.... [more]
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Musto Etchells Winter titles – sailing for the adventure
Rob Kothe,
The One Design Etchells yacht racing circuit is one of the most active in the world. While World Championships and Australian Summer Nationals move venues every year, the Australian Winter Nationals have been held for the last 12 years in Mooloolaba on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week Accommodation still available
Kristie Kaighin,
Private luxury apartments, villas and houses available for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week. See wide range of options: www.whitsundayholidays.com.au/hamilton-island-accommodation.html. Limited availability, still good options to choose from. Be quick to book!... [more]
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International field for Farr 40 World Championship
KPMS,
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - 26 boats from 10 nations, including the USA, Australia, Greece, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Italy, are slated to compete in this truly international event. Three-times in a row Vincenzo Onorato and Mascalzone Latino will defend their title from 24-27 June in Portr cervo, Sardinia.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team 2-1 at Match Race Germany
Kyle Langford - Mirsky Racing Team,
Day one of Match Race Germany brought fickle winds to Langenargen as forecasted and a 2-1 scorecard for Mirsky Racing Team. Group 2 hit the water and managed to complete five races before the breeze died out and racing was cancelled for the remainder of the day.... [more]
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Match Race Germany - Overall Report after Day One
Yvonne Reid,
The teams competing in the 12th annual Match Race Germany, stage 2 of the World Match Racing Tour, were greeted with glorious conditions today as Lake Constance delivered a beautiful 12 knot north westerly morning breeze for racing to get underway.... [more]
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Outteridge and Jensen claim first World Cup victory aboard 49er
Craig Heydon,
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen led the way for the Australian Sailing Team in the 49er class on day two of the Delta Lloyd Regatta with their first ISAF Grade One race victory together.... [more]
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El Desafío is the new Cristabella in Audi MedCup
Event Media,
After being unable to race in Alicante, John Cook's Cristabella (GBR) team will return to compete on the 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit with their new boat and some additional key crew members. The British team will race in the City of Marseille Trophy (June 9-14) with the 2008 TP52 of El Desafío.... [more]
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America's Cup E-Mailbag - latest correspondence
Various correspondents,
More letters as the life is slowly choked out of the America's Cup. Sail-World is happy to publish our readers' views an opinions on the America's Cup: Please address your contributions to nzeditor@sail-world.com... [more]
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'There's a cow in the rig'
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gille Martin-Raget sends a set of images from Groupe Bel, taken recently in Port Camargue (South of France) during the sea trial of Kito de Pavant 's 60 ft monohull. The pictures have been taken before the announcement of the name of the crew of Kito in the next two handed Transat Jacques Vabre to be sailed next November.... [more]
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d'Albora steals the scene on soaps
Jeni Bone,
Over the past six months, some familiar TV faces have been adding some drama, scandal and (fake) homicide to the smooth operations at d'Albora Marinas Akuna Bay and in Melbourne, Pier 35.... [more]
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Light winds set to test top sailors at Match Race Germany
Kinley Fowler,
Kinley Fowler of the Mirsky Racing Team reports from Match Race Germany. 'With contrasting weather to the previous few days in Langenargen, we completed our training session in very light and variable winds.'... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Match Race Germany
WMRT Media,
The picturesque town of Langenaren on the shores of Lake Constance will be flooded with sailors and spectators this week as Match Race Germany opens its doors.... [more]
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Aussie teenager headed for SB3 World Championship in Portugal
Ian Grant,
Teenage Noosa schoolgirl Morgann Stanton is combining a busy study and sail training schedule in preparation to represent Australia at the 2009 SB3 World championship in Cascais, Portugal later this year... [more]
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Portimao Global Ocean Race - Leg 5 start delayed
Oliver Dewar,
Portimao Global Ocean Race Leg 5 from Charleston, South Carolina, to Portimão, Portugal, will be delayed by four days. In the pre-dawn of Saturday 16th May, Leg 4 of the Portimão Global Ocean Race took a highly dramatic turn for the fleet's solo sailor Michel Kleinjans.... [more]
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RC 44 Austria Cup Day 1 - A tactician's nightmare
Event Media,
The teams involved in the RC 44 Austria Cup faced difficult conditions on day one of the Austria Cup, with shifty and irregular winds that tested the tactician's nerves and generated some unexpected come backs and upsets.... [more]
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Slingsby leads in Holland - wild and windy weather halts racing
Craig Heydon & Sail-world.com,
Day one of the 2009 Delta Lloyd Regatta started in Holland in gusty conditions which led to reduced racing but it didn't stop the Australian Sailing Team's Tom Slingsby from leading the way in the Laser fleet.... [more]
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Images from 'Bourne End Week'
Lisa Mylchreest/Thames Sailing Club,
Not long after the idea of leisure sailing came to be accepted as a fine thing for English gentlemen to indulge in, the Thames Sailing Club came into being in 1870, and the Thames Rater was born... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Concept drawings of Alinghi's America's Cup Defender
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
By design or default, there is no doubting that the intrigue and attention that Alinghi has attracted attention from media and sailing fans. One forum topic on the subject of Alinghi's design and building facilities has attracted more than 50 pages of speculation on the Sailing Anarchy website. Here we show the concept drawings by two independent designers of how they envisage the Swiss defender... [more]
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More America's Cup letters: The Empire answers back
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
Societe Nautique de Geneve (SNG) has responded to the earlier correspondence from the Challenger of Record, Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC). The letter is one of two published on the Alinghi.com website. In this they touch on the issue of rules and measurement. The reality is that the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) will be appointing the key officials for the event and that it will be condu... [more]
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ISAF Sailor Classification Code and Classification FAQs updated
ISAF,
The ISAF Sailor Classification Code and Classification FAQs have been updated to in relation to the Classification of owners who occasionally charter out their boats and then race on them.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Shore teams pressed into 'fixing' mode
Riath Al-Samarrai,
The damage assessors have gone in and the verdicts suggest it is unlikely that lobster fishermen will receive many thank you cards from the shore crew in the near future.... [more]
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