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As we huddle by the heater, we are forward to heading north for the Winter regattas. Have you entered yet?

If you are NSW based, make sure you give some thought to nominations for the Maritime Medals.

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Nominations now open for NSW Maritime Medals
NSW Maritime,
Nominations are now open for the NSW Maritime Medals and nominations close at 5 pm on the third Friday in August. http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/wh/medal.html!Click_here_to_download nomination_forms!new... [more]
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Scorching hot deals on Laser trade-ins!
Jardine Media,
Now is absolutely the best time to trade in your late model Laser for a new boat, with dealers across Australia and New Zealand offering smashing deals! If you're been putting off trading in your beloved Laser, rest assured that a quick trip to your local dealer will probably result in you leaving with a new boat. Laser dealers have been literally overwhelmed with requests for late model boats... [more]
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Sportsboats heading to Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week
Ian Grant,
Southern state sports boat sailors are looking forward to some warm water racing in the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week on Pioneer Bay in August.... [more]
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Sunrise start concludes 470 Europeans
470 media/amended by ISAF,
At 07:00 on Sunday morning, racing successfully got underway for both the Men's and Women's 470 fleets, to conclude the 2009 470 European Championships in Austria. One race in each event was needed to have a valid Championship, and a light early morning breeze fulfilled this requirement smoothly.... [more]
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Tactical day at Giraglia Rolex Cup challenges sailors
Event media,
Giraglia Rolex Cup - The Mini-Maxi division (boats measuring 60 - 79 feet) features several recent launches, one of which could technically include Bella Mente (USA). The Reichel/Pugh 69 went through extensive modifications last winter and has been performing well since. Bella Mente added to its' second place finish yesterday with a win today.... [more]
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ISAF Athletes' Commission - Online Voting Now Open
ISAF,
Voting to determine the Olympic event representatives for the ISAF Athletes' Commission is now in progress online from 15-21 June 2009. Only athletes who are 'actively campaigning for the Olympics' and ranked on the ISAF World Rankings will be entitled to vote for candidates in the Olympic event in which they are campaigning.... [more]
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Telefonica Blue: Work in progress and damage report - Images and Video
Gabri Olivo and Maria Muina,
This morning the boat has been hauled out of the water and work has started. All the guys, shore crew and sailors have been divided into each area of the boat, depending on everyone's skills. First priority was to check the bulb with all the bolts and the fin, to make sure everything was still in place and aligned.... [more]
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Entry for Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta opens
Event media,
The Royal Yachting Association has officially opened the entry list for the 2009 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta being held at the Weymouth 2012 Olympic venue from 14-19 September - The event is the seventh and final leg of the ISAF 2008-09 ISAF Sailing World Cup series... [more]
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Ericsson 3 and 4 and Puma battle for lead into Stockholm
Volvo media,
After 24-hours of hard racing and not much sleep, Ericsson 3 is today's leader of the reduced pack of six Volvo 70s, but, with 122 nm to the finish in Sandhamn/Stockholm, only eight miles split the fleet from first to last... [more]
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Dee Caffari using girl power for another World Record Attempt
Roberto Coladangelo,
Dee Caffari, the British yachtswoman who made history by becoming the first woman to sail solo, non stop both ways around the world, set off Monday in her attempt to break the record for sailing around Britain and Ireland... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: The dreaded lurgy and that bump!
Various Volvo Ocean Race Competitors,
Latest emails from the boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet. Telefonica Blue's collision is on everyone's minds. The fleet is changing positions and unfortunately for Ericsson 4, the lurgy is overtaking the boat. Read on...... [more]
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TP52 action images from Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy final day
Ingrid Abery images,
Ingrid Abery's images from the last day of TP52 racing at the Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy. Emirates Team New Zealand took the top honours.... [more]
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French duo 2009 Costa Brava Champions
PWA,
The final day of the 2009 PWA Costa Brava World Cup summarized the frustrating week of waiting. All the ingredients were in place for a grand finale, but as the wind filled in high-level cloud moved into town, shutting down the breeze, and leaving the likes of Ross Williams (Tabou/Gaastra) teetering on the edge of breakdown.... [more]
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Images of Marstrand: Telefonica Blue hits the rocks at Volvo OR start

Telefonica Blue hit a rock soon after the start of Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Dave Kneale and Rick Tomlinson plus Gabriele Olivo present these images from on the water and below decks of the stricken Volvo ocean racer after hitting the rock at a speed of 14kts.... [more]
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Record fleet sets sail at Giraglia Rolex Cup
KPMS,
192 boats were entered for the 57th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup, with over 2,000 sailors competing. The 21-boat IMA Maxi division went off first on a 21.9nm coastal race. The starting line was generous, but with the race committee end favored, the fleet naturally skewed that way.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - It's a disaster says Telefonica Blue skipper
Volvo Media and Sail-World,
Bouwe Bekking - It is clearly our own mistake of course, we thought we were to leeward of the rock and clear of it and we smacked it right on the head ... See onboard video of Telefonica Blue hitting the rock... [more]
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Kiwis win 2009 Audi Med Cup Marseille Trophy - Roma wins GP42
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Emerging with a sixth from a scrappy, difficult final race which was contested in conflicting breezes Emirates Team New Zealand clinched the Marseille Trophy by 14 points, the biggest regatta winning margin on the Audi MedCup Circuit since Mean Machine won in Portimao in 2007.... [more]
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Volvo Leg 9 leader, Telefonica Blue hits rock
Volvo media,
Telefonica Blue skippered by Bouwe Bekking hit a rock while racing at around 14 knots of boatspeed and is hard aground in one-metre swells and suspended racing at 12:31GMT. They had been leading the Volov fleet at the start of leg nine to Stockholm... [more]
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Tight pointscore at Audi Winter Series
Jennifer Crooks,
Audi Winter Series 2009 and with one race drop having been applied to the provisional pointscore, some divisions only have one to three points separating the leader, whilst there are ties for first place or second place three divisions, which meant racing today was vital for many.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team sail onboard SWE 63 in Valencia
Kyle Langford,
Mirsky Racing Team arrived in the America's Cup city of Valencia direct from Korea, for two days of sailing on the Victory Challenge syndicate's America's Cup class yacht and training with ETNZ BlackMatch Racing, ahead of their next World Match Racing Tour event, the Troia Portugal Match Cup.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week fleet tops 100
Rob Mundle,
It was as if Trans Tasman rivalry between Australia and New Zealand had unwittingly surfaced when the Brisbane based yacht Lady Fay, owned by Gavin Bicknell, became the 100th entry lodged for this year's Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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You don't have to be crazy... But it sure does help!
John Curnow,
So said former Ocean Racing Club of Victoria Commodore, Robin Hewitt, regarding this MLS set of races over the weekend. As you can imagine, it was in relation to the somewhat chilly conditions and fresh breezes they experienced once they stuck their noses out into Bass Strait, but I'm sure Port Phillip wasn't a tropical delight either.... [more]
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Belcher and Page hold fourth at 2009 European Championships
Rick van Wijngaarden/Craig Heydon/ Sail-World.com,
Open 470 European Championship Men/Mixed and Women being sailed at Lake Traunsee in Austria. To provide the best possible change of completing a valid regatta, the first starting signal for tomorrow's racing is scheduled at sunrise at 7:00 to take benefit of a possible SW breeze to have one race. Two races are scheduled in the afternoon in an expected NE thermal breeze.... [more]
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Virtual Eye sees incidents galore on Day 4 of Audi MedCup
Virtual Eye and Richard Gladwell,
There were many incidents on the Rade Nord course off Marseilles during the fourth day of sailing in the Audi MedCup. Using Virtual Eye from Animation Research (www.arl.co.nz) Sail-World is able to bring our readers a view not seen in the official reports from the regatta.... [more]
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James Brewer wins 2009 East Coast Optimist Championships
Warwick Crossman (Sec NSWIODA),
Northbridge Sailing Club did a wonderful job of hosting the East Coast Championships over the Queen's Birthday Weekend. In total 13 races were completed, with on water coaching for the Green Fleet provided by Tom Brewer while Rob Brewer was available to the Open Fleet sailors.... [more]
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Audi Medcup - Emirates Team New Zealand extend lead, Roma top GP42
Audi Med Cup Media/ Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand extended their lead in the Audi MedCup series at Marseille today, despite being forced to take a penalty turn in the first race. The Kiwis were back in the van of the fleet at the time, but were let out of jail with an unforced error by the second placed yacht overall, Quantum Racing (USA).... [more]
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It's all a game of catch up!
John Curnow,
Races One and Two of the 2008/20009 Melbourne Latitude Series, the Bass Strait and BYS to SYC Pursuit races were initially scheduled for the weekend of November 22 & 23, 2008. At that time, they were postponed due to adverse weather conditions, which were deemed not suitable for Category 3 yachts - just look at the recent Melbourne to Apollo Bay for an example.... [more]
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Trans-Tasman Yacht Race - One man's ambition to race alone
Ian Grant,
Scott Cavanough will make the supreme sacrifice of human comfort when he helms his 6.5 m sloop Skippy Challenge in the Trans-Tasman Yacht Race in 2010. His spartan ocean racing dinghy cleverly formulated by the New Zealand design team headed by Brett Bakewell-White.... [more]
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Through the gate and into the record books: Portimao Global Ocean Race
Oliver Dewar,
Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme crossed the Portimão Global Ocean Race Leg 5 Scoring Gate in second place on Beluga Racer. Despite crossing the gate 21 hours behind the Chilean team of Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz on Desafio Cabo de Hornos, Herrmann and Oehme have now secured overall victory in the circumnavigation.... [more]
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Images of Porto Cervo: Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2009
Carlo Borlenghi and Guido Trombett,
Top international yachting photographers, Carlo Borlenghi and Guido Trombettpresent this gallery from Day 3 of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2009... [more]
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Slam Thermals for the Alegria crew in Port Stephens this weekend
Jody O'Brien,
A week ago it was shorts and t-shirts in a few SB3's off Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, but the Alegria boys will start the days in their SLAM thermals this weekend as they get together for some crew training in the Port Stephens Marine Park. Beautiful blue skies and sunshine await, but just a few degrees cooler than most of the Queensland based cfrew are used to...... [more]
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Quantum Racing win MedCup race. Roma lead the GP42 Series
Audi MedCup media,
Defending champions Quantum Racing stepped up their challenge for the overall lead of the Marseille Trophy on the Audi MedCup Circuit when they won an exciting, stamina-sapping 39.7 miles coastal return race. Four different boats lead the race, but it was Quantum Racing's afterguard who were able to take advantage.... [more]
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Sentosa Optimist Open Championship - Day 4 report
Sean Lee & Daniella Ng (former Optimist sailors),
Sentosa Optimist Open Championship - Day 4. The breeze came in early today, with pretty good but shifty winds. The AP flag was flown but not for long! With six races done, the Malaysians are in the lead; with Mohamad Faizal B Norisah currently first overall followed by Ahmad Latif Khan B Ali Sabri Khar, Thai sailors Noppakao Poonpat and Tosapon Mahawichean, and Greek sailor Alexander K.... [more]
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Audi MedCup images from Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery captured these images from the day's racing. www.ingridabery.com... [more]
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Finn sailors to gather at the birthplace of the Finn
Robert Deaves,
In 1949 on Lake Ekoln in Sweden, Rickard Sarby launched the first Finn at the Uppsala Kanotförening (Uppsala Canoe Club). It was the start of a journey that has seen the Finn used in every Olympic regatta since 1952. In August, Finn No. 1 will be back in Uppsala for a special event being organised by the Swedish Finn Association to celebrate 60 years of Finn sailing.... [more]
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Loki aiming for Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race trifecta
Jennifer Crooks,
After taking the trifecta of line honours and IRC overall wins and a new race record in the Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race, Stephen Ainsworth's Loki is ready to do it all again in the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, commencing at 1pm on Saturday 25th July.... [more]
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Strong gusts and wicked shifts on Day 3 470 Europeans
Rick van Wijngaarden/Amended by Sail-World.com,
The Open 470 Class Championships for Men/Mixed and Women went into it's fourth day today. In a total contrast compared to the days before, wind came, and built to over 25 knots. Today's main objective was to finalize the qualifiers in the men's 470 event.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie receives CBE
Dan Wilkinson,
Britain's triple Olympic gold medallist sailor Ben Ainslie received a CBE today from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (Thursday 11 June), for services to sport at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week NOR online – Enter now
Denis Thompson,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race 2009 week is now only two months away and time to dig into the back of the wardrobe for your loudest floral shirt and best sunscreen. As southerners shiver into Winter, the excitement of race week is starting to build. The Notice-of-Race has been published and entries are already starting to come in. Check the event website www.airliebeachraceweek.com.au... [more]
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