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Aussies in Europe, Etchells Winters and all the latest news

Australian's Outteridge and Jensen signalled they are on song early in their 2012 Olympic program with a strong victory at the Holland regatta over the weekend.

We will be heading north to Mooloolaba for the Musto Etchells Winter regatta on Wednesday. We have plenty of news from the Etchells scene and lots more to come over the next week.

Peter Gilmour is back in harness on the World Match Racing Tour.

Read all about it here.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Outteridge and Jensen win Gold for Australia in 49er class
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have won the 49er class at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland, comfortably defending the points lead they took into Sunday's medal race.... [more]
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Etchells Mid-Winters – Second in world but still to win in Mooloolaba
Rob Kothe,
This coming Friday morning a top class fleet of more than 50 Etchells One Design boats will start three days of intense racing for the 2009 Musto Winter Nationals off Mooloolaba on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.... [more]
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Audi Winter series 2009 Race 5 - CYCA Sydney Harbour
Jennifer Crooks,
Race Five of the Audi Winter Series 2009 commenced in 10-15 knots of easterly breeze with a full course being sailed on course B. The rain clouds held off for most of the afternoon, only providing a light shower or two and the breeze was the most consistent yet of the Audi Winter Series. A fleet of 137 yachts took to the start line for a very enjoyable winter's day sailing.... [more]
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Rule changes for 2011 Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo media,
On Sunday morning the Volvo Ocean Race looked again to the future and particularly the next race which is due to start in 2011. The occasion was the third in a series of ‘round table' meetings where future plans for the race are presented and explained - number one objective is to increase the number of competitors in the next race... [more]
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Idle Time wins Great Barrier Reef Boats Sales trophy
Ian Grant,
The Idle Time crew who have won their share of races on Pioneer Bay again demonstrated their preference to race in winds above 10 knots when they won the Great Barrier Reef Boats Sales trophy by two points over Treasure Vlll (Harold Menelaus) with Wobbly Boot (Craig Piccinelli) filling third place another three points off the pace.... [more]
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South Australian LA Laser Frostbite Regatta 2009 at Victor Harbour
Andrew Darcey,
After 22 consecutive years of hosting their annual Frostbite regatta at Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club, the South Australian Laser Association (like many other users of the lower Murray River) has had to succumb to the extremely low water levels, and have been forced to move the regatta to nearby Victor Harbour... [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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World Match Racing Tour - German Match - Iehl versus Ainslie in Final
World Match Racing Tour Media,
As the battle of Britain continued this morning in the quarter final rounds in Langenargen, Germany at the Germany Match Race series it was Ben Ainslie (GBR) Team Origin that secured his spot in the semi finals.... [more]
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Team Aqua crowned RC 44 Austria Cup champion
Event media,
It went down to the last hurdle between No Way Back, Artemis and Team Aqua, separated by two points only before the ninth and last regatta of the event. No Way Back wins the fleet race ranking – on a tie with Artemis – whilst Team Aqua conquers the overall title thanks to its victory in the match race... [more]
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Finn Focus - Wright does it again
Robert Deaves,
Ed Wright (GBR) has done it again. At each and every medal race in the past four regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup he has pulled something extra out of the bag to give himself the best possible chance... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team out of Match Race Germany with a bang
Kinley Fowler,
Latest report from Mirsky Racing Team at Match Race Germany. Today we had to win three from three races. Langenargen finally brought some strong winds which was a nice change from the calm conditions of the previous days.... [more]
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Images from the Volvo Ocean Race - In-Port race, Galway, Ireland
Dave Kneale and Rick Tomlinson,
Rick Tomlinson and Dave Kneale present a gallery of images from the two In-Port Races sailed in Galway Bay, Ireland during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover... [more]
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Holland - Australian crews lead the way in 49er and 470 men's fleets
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's 49er crew of Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen and 470 pair of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have continued their hot on water form on day four of the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland.... [more]
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ISAF Athletes Commission Launch New Website
Laura Baldwin,
To help us to better communicate with the sailors we have built a new website. The URL is: www.sailorvoice.org it has information about the ISAF AC, London 2012, Events, News, Classes, useful links and most importantly a forum where you can have your say. New topics will be posted regularly so keep checking the site for new information, meeting notes, hero stories and more.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Page and Belcher come home strong in 470
Michael Blackburn,
Malcolm Page and Matt Belcher had the best scores in the 470 Gold fleet racing today at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, with a 7, 9 and 1 in the three races. They backed that up with a fantastic win in the 7pm Medal Race, sailed in a beautiful 12 knot nor'easter.... [more]
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PUMA wins Volvo in-port race series in Galway
Volvo media,
PUMA won the in-port race series in Galway today after two thrilling races were held on Galway Bay. This is the first time that PUMA has been on top of the podium for the Volvo Ocean Race and it brings her closer to second place in the overall standings... [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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Images from Delta Lloyd: 470 Men, RS:X, 49er and Laser
Sander van der Borch,
Images from the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, Holland featuring the 470 Men, RS:X, 49er and Laser classes... [more]
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Day 3 - Finn Focus at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik
Robert Deaves,
Despite blotting his scorecard in race five today, Friday, Giles Scott (GBR) has maintained his seven point lead at the top of the Finn fleet after day three at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Holland Regatta - Good day on the water for Aussies
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's 49er crew of Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen and 470 pairing of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page led the way on day three of the Delta Lloyd Regatta, claiming three race victories between them.... [more]
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Match Race Germany - Richard romps to quarter finals
Tour Media,
The weather gods sent beautiful sunshine and a testing, shifty 8-10 knot breeze which enabled the race committee to complete a further 8 flights of the round robin on Day 2 of Match Race Germany.... [more]
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In-port race of the Volvo Ocean Race on Galway Bay Saturday
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The sixth in-port race day of the Volvo Ocean Race is scheduled for Saturday afternoon on Galway Bay and it promises to be among the more memorable events of the 2008-09 race. If the welcome the fleet received last weekend at the conclusion of the leg from Boston is any indication, the local crowds will be large, loud, and very enthusiastic... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Casey Smith Read's nomination for seamanship award
Riath Al-Samarrai,
Puma Ocean Racing Team's Australian bowman Casey Smith is know as Mr Fix-it. This article reveals Casey's part in helping to repair the broken rudder the team sustained on leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Boston to Galway. 'We heard a big clunk,' says Casey Smith, who was grinding the main sheet and joined on the watch by Satterthwaite, Rob Salthouse, Erle Williams and Ken Read, their skipper.... [more]
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Aust Government initiative provides financial assistance for Juniors
Aust Government,
Have you heard about the Local Sporting Champions program that is now available nationally for individuals and teams? To be eligible to apply, young people must be aged between 12-18 years and travelling more than 250km to compete in state or national level sporting competitions.... [more]
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Pre-Games Training Camp venues available ahead of London 2012 Games
ISAF,
Over 20 different venues around Great Britain are available to sailing teams wishing to take part in a Pre-Games Training Camp ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.... [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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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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