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Gladwell's Line: Final decision pending on Louis Vuitton World Series
Richard Gladwell,
An final decision is still pending on an extension of the highly successful Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, which will introduce a new world series of sailing regattas using America's Cup class yachts. Already several meetings have been held with 12 teams from 10 countries being present at one discussion. A second meeting was held in Marseilles during the recent Audi Med... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds set to start in Porto Cervo
Jill Campbell,
Twenty six Farr 40 yachts representing 10 nationalities (Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany,Greece,Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United States) are ready and waiting for tomorrow's start in the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS). Windward-leeward races will take place from June 24th to 27th with a maximum of ten races scheduled... [more]
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Strong results for Australian women in Kiel
Craig Heydon,
Day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup with plenty of racing off the Olympic Harbour in Kiel, marking a great day on the water for Australia's women. The highlight for the Australian Sailing Development Squad was the performances of the Women's Match Racing crews.... [more]
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Sail Brisbane NOR now available
Suellen Hurling,
The 2009 Sail Brisbane Notice of Race is now available to download from the dedicated regatta website – www.sailbrisbane.com... [more]
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South Australia's Thredgold and Soulsby off to Youth Worlds in Brazil
Vicki Hughes,
Lauren Thredgold and Megan Soulsby will compete at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Buzios, Brazil 9-18 July. They will be Australia's representatives in the double handed dinghy girls, in the 420 class.... [more]
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Laser SB3 UK National Championships at Falmouth
Katie Ashworth,
Falmouth was the out and out venue of choice for the 2009 National Championships. Falmouth is the first repeat venue for the Class Nationals and has already proved a popular venue with 64 entries, the UK SB3 class's highest National Championships entry ever.... [more]
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Stack and store kayaks at d'Albora Marinas The Spit
d'Albora Marinas,
Kayakers will soon be able to get out more often and make the most of their time on the water, with all the convenience of being able to store your boats, securely and adjacent to one of the most picturesque and protected locations on the northside.... [more]
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More details on the 2011 Around Australian Ocean Race

The 2011 Race event is for monohull and multihull yachts (Category 1). The event format is designed to allow yachts from all around Australia, and overseas, to compete.... [more]
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Welcome to the 2011 Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally

Sailing around Australia is one of those things every sailor wants to do before they die. Australia is the largest island continent to sail around. Surprisingly, it's only a small band of yachtsmen and yachtswomen that have done it.... [more]
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Finn focus at Kiel Day four - Karpak leads a chasing pack
Robert Deaves,
The medal race for the Finn class at Kiel Week couldn't be closer. A mere eight points separate the top six boats. Tuesday was day four at Kiel and with just one race on the board from Saturday's decidedly up and down race, the fleet was keen to get going. So much so that seven boats were pulled out of the first race on Tuesday with black flags.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Russia's racing bid hangs in the balance
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Team Russia arrived in Stockholm in the latest stage of their bid to qualify for a return to racing. Discussions are currently going on between the team and the race organisation to ascertain what needs to be done before the boat is given the go-ahead to end its self-imposed suspension and return to racing.... [more]
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Women's Match Racing - Rolex Osprey Cup NOR posted online
Dana Paxton,
The Notice of Race for the 2009 Rolex Osprey Cup has been posted by organizers St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg, Fla.) to the event website www.rolexwomensmatch.org. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Grade 1 match racing regatta – scheduled for October 20-24 – annually attracts the world's top women sailors... [more]
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GP42 Global Cup Puerto Calero announced
ORC,
The GP42 Class, World Sailing Management, and Puerto Calero are pleased to announce that the 2009 GP42 Class Global Championship will be held over 13-17 October at the Club de Mar Puerto Calero, Lanzarote.... [more]
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Wind at last for Kiel Week
ISAF,
A beautiful day in Kiel and all eleven fleets were back out on the water in Kiel today to complete their qualifying series' before the final Medal Races tomorrow.... [more]
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And then there was one - Portimão Global Ocean Race
Oliver Dewar,
Portimao Global Ocean Race - one competitor remains at sea: Michel Kleinjans on Open 40, Roaring Forty. After 18 days of racing from Charleston, South Carolina, Michel Kleinjans is currently sailing into a very busy shipping area as commercial and private vessels enter and exit the Mediterranean via the Strait of Gibraltar 160 miles south-east of Portimão.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne 2009 - invited classes
Sail Melbourne media,
Youth and Junior Sailors invited to be a part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Sail Melbourne. Sail Melbourne is excited to announce the inclusion of seven invited classes in the 2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup, continuing its commitment to sailing at all levels.... [more]
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CYCA launches Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Raffle 2009
Jennifer Crooks,
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia today announced the launch of its annual Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Trusts Raffle with the major prize of a cruise for two onboard the Queen Victoria, sailing from Sydney to Fremantle, departing on 20th February 2010.The package also includes one night's post cruise accommodation in Perth and airfares from Perth to Sydney, supplied by EseaCruising.com... [more]
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2009 Audi IRC Australian Championships sets sail for the Gold Coast
Glen Stanaway,
The third event of the 2009 Audi IRC Australian Championships, is fast approaching and interest in IRC racing is at an all time high. Since the renewal date of 1 June, Yachting Australia has received in excess of 215 IRC revalidation applications, from the 525 boats registered in the 2008 season, and a significant number of new applications from boats not previously rated.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race timetable set for 2010-2011 race
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Knut Frostad, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, presided over the fourth and final 'Roundtable' session in Stockholm on Monday morning. Frostad stated the goal of the organisers of the race is to 'become the world's number one sailing event; that's our ambition.'... [more]
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Can Team Russia be ready for the last leg of Volvo Ocean Race?
Riath Al-Samarrai,
Team Russia are on their way to Stockholm with the intention of taking part in the leg 10 sprint to their home port of St Petersburg, Russia. In the meantime, they have largely changed their management and crew and they now face a difficult task in being declared eligible to race.... [more]
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Less wind and more Match Racing - another tough day at Kieler Woche
ISAF,
Another day of light winds has upset the schedule of the 127th Kieler Woche, and only three fleets were able to complete races today. Once again, it was only the Women's Match Racing event which was able to start this morning. The 49er and the 2.4 mR with two and three races were the only other Classes which could sail today.... [more]
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Caffari and all female crew break around Britain and Ireland record
Kelly Russell,
Caffari and her all female crew, including fellow British yachtswoman and Vendée Globe race rival Samantha Davies, completed the course around Britain and Ireland in 6 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes and 53 seconds – 17 hours and 16 minutes ahead of the previous record set in May 2004 onboard Solune.... [more]
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British Team Mogwli finish Leg 5 Portimao Global Ocean Race
Oliver Dewar,
Having made excellent speed during their last night at sea in the Portimão Global Ocean Race, the double-handed team of Jeremy Salvesen and David Thomson ran into light airs just seven miles from the finish line early on Monday morning (22/06). Taking third place and maintaining pace with the German and Chilean teams has been a monumental achievement for the British team.... [more]
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Duyong Heritage Sailing Team Wins Heritage Bay Cup
RURRUM,
Feeling more confident after winning the Heritage Bay Cup, the Duyong Heritage Sailing Team is all geared up to participate in other events to gain exposure and experience in sailing.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team blasts to Troia Portugal Match Cup victory
Kinley Fowler - MRT,
It seems to have been a long time coming, but the Mirsky Racing Team blasted through the final stages of the Troia Portugal Match Cup yesterday to take out the title 2-0 over ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing of New Zealand. Kinley Fowler reports.... [more]
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Images from the Audi Winter Series on Sydney Harbour
Peter Andrews images,
Photographer Peter Andrews provided these images from Race 8 of the Audi Winter Series 2009 on Sydney Harbour last Sunday.... [more]
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More images from the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Ingrid Abery images,
More images from photographer Ingrid Abery from the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. www.ingridabery.com... [more]
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Long day on shore for most Australian crews at Kiel Week
Craig Heydon,
Day two of competition at round six of the ISAF Sailing World Cup didn't get underway for the majority of classes with a lack of wind keeping the fleets onshore.... [more]
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Images from the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery has sent these images from the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Oman Sail Masirah took line honours and was the first Extrem 40 to finish the race. ICAP Leopard completed the race as the fastest monohull.... [more]
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Tough - but someone has to do it! - Seawind Whitsunday Rally
Brent Vaughan,
The third annual Seawind Whitsunday Rally set sail from Shute Harbour last Saturday June 20 for a week of racing and partying around the Whitsunday Islands onboard 14 Seawind catamarans.... [more]
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2009 International Canoe Australian Championships
Event Media - Christian Knott,
Clear blue skies and great sailing conditions greeted the Australian International Canoe (IC) fleet at Toukley Sailing Club for the 2009 National Championships. The fleet featured a broad range of sailing experience ranging from current world and national champion Hayden Virtue to several sailors competing in their first nationals in this exhilarating and challenging class.... [more]
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Accommodation Specials for Hamilton Island Race Week 2009!
Kristie Kaighin,
There are only a few luxury apartments and homes available for Race Week 2009! Get in quick and take advantage of our last minute specials we are now offering! All properties are fully self-contained and also include a complimentary buggy.... [more]
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Alfa Romeo races across the Pacific for 2009 Sydney to Hobart
Edward Rowe,
‘Alfa Romeo' and its skipper, Neville Crichton, are literally racing across the Pacific Ocean to take part in the 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. Crichton, who won the 2002 Rolex Sydney to Hobart race and the 2003 Fastnet race, and ‘Alfa Romeo', which came second in the 2005 Hobart are taking part in the USA's oldest and longest ocean race, the TransPac, from Los Angeles to Hawaii.... [more]
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Crews jet in for Hobie challenge
Fiji Times Online,
Overseas crews are flying in to Fiji to compete in the Air Pacific South Pacific Hobie Champion-ships and the Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge. Amongst the entries are past and current Hobie world champions, and the regatta will include some of Fiji's most experienced sailors.... [more]
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Maurice Drent Boating Services trophy Race 3 on Pioneer Bay
Ian Grant,
A mystery surrounds the reversal of form shown by skipper Col Forster when he helmed Esoteric to a tied eighthth place in the important third race of the Maurice Drent Boating Services trophy series on Pioneer Bay last week... [more]
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Puma Ocean Racing team finish Stockholm In Port race in second
Kate Fairclough,
The Puma Ocean Racing team today finished an incredibly close Stockholm In Port race competition in second place. On tie break, the Puma team finished the day in second place and continue to maintain second place overall in the Volvo Ocean Race, 6.5 points ahead of Telefonica Blue.... [more]
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Kiel Week 2009 - Australian crews in Germany
Craig Heydon,
Day one of racing at round six of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Kiel, Germany, delivered a strong start for a number of the Australian crews.... [more]
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Mirsky beats Minoprio to win Troia Portugal Match Cup
Dobbs Davis,
In only their second full season on the World Match Racing Tour, Torvar Mirsky (AUS) and his Mirsky Racing Team of Kinley Fowler, Kyle Langford, Tudur Owen, and Graeme Spence have claimed their first win at the Troia Portugal Match Cup.... [more]
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A perfect day's sailing on Sydney Harbour - Audi Winter Series
Jennifer Crooks,
After a very wet, rainy and cold week in Sydney, Race Eight of the Audi Winter Series 2009 turned out to be a perfect day's sailing after a small delay. PRO John Hurley said that today was always going to be a good day. 'There was plenty of gradient out there, so it was just about waiting for the breeze to fill in and making the best of the conditions.'... [more]
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Third time lucky for BlackMatch over Peter Gilmour
BlackMatch Media,
BlackMatch Racing report from Day 4 of racing in the Troia Portugal Match Racing Cup: 'Having lost to Gilmour twice previously in the quarterfinal of the 2007 Monsoon Cup and the Final last year, it was a case of 3rd time lucky as we secured our first win against the three time World Match Racing Champion, in a knockout stage of an event. Our quarter final match up with Gilmour was an extremely cl... [more]
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