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The 2009 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race and One Lap Dash on the October Long Weekend. NOR and Online entry open now.

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Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour and One Lap Dash 2009 NORs now out
Mark Cherrington,
The organising committee for the 2009 Heaven Can Wait Regatta has issued the Notices of Race (NORs) for the 24 Hour Race, and also the One Lap Dash. http://www.heavencanwait.com.au/index.cfm?EID=1073!Both_documents_can_be_viewed_here!new... [more]
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18 footers Mark Foy series Britain and USA lead
Sail-World.com,
With three Australians sweeping the placings in the first race (respectively Grant Rollerson on Slam, John Winning Junior on Appliances Online and Jonathan Whitty on Panasonic), sailed in a very light wind, it seemed Australian domination way likely at the Mark Foy Trophy.... [more]
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2011 Around Australia - Start a Good Idea and Nothing can stop it!
The Sail-World Team,
Start a Good Idea and nothing can stop it!! Last Week West Australian Bob Williams launched the 2011 Around Australia Race and Rally with an online newsletter to Sail-World's Australian Sailing audience. Its not just a walk in the park, its a 7500 nautical mile race, a major time commitment.... [more]
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Win $5000 worth of Marina Berthing at any d'Albora location!
Natasha Jacobs,
Don't miss out on your chance to win $5000 worth of berthing at any of our seven d'Albora Marinas located on prime waterways throughout Sydney, Port Stephens and Melbourne. Akuna Bay, Sydney, Cabarita Point, Sydney, The Spit, Mosman, Sydney, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Pier 35, Melbourne, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney and Victoria Harbour Docklands, Melbourne... [more]
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Queensland youth sailors bound for Brazil
Ian Grant,
Queensland high performance sailing Coach Adrian Finglas will write another important chapter into his personal log book in Buzios, Rio de Janeiro later this month.... [more]
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Vanessa Dudley moves from Australian Sailing Magazine to NSW Maritime
Rob Kothe,
Australian Sailing Editor Vanessa Dudley has resigned from Yaffa's Australian Sailing Magazine. A high performance sailor of note ‘Duds' has sailed everything from Laser Radials to fast ocean racers.... [more]
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2009 Suzuki Marine Fiji Hobie Challenge in perfect conditions
Anthony Duchatel,
The 2009 Suzuki Marine Fiji Hobie Challenge started in perfect 20knot conditions. Australian duo Aaron Worral and Bradley Wilson, fresh from winning the Air Pacific South Pacific Titles, lead after 2 legs. The Challenge is a 5-day ocean sailing marathon covering nearly 400 nautical miles that visits some of the most beautiful parts of the Fiji coast and inshore waters.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup Day 1 - Calm before the storm
PWA Media,
The tranquil scenes that greeted the PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup day 1 this morning. A relaxed attitude on the beach masked an undercurrent of tension, as the sailors tuned their equipment and kept one eye on the strengthening wind. Last year's winner, and defending World Champion is Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo (Fanatic/North Sails).... [more]
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First Six quarterfinalists at Match Cup Sweden
Tour Media, Marstrand, Sweden,
Day Two of Match Cup Sweden, stage 5 of the World Match Racing Tour delivered beautiful weather, more spectators and more great match racing. Six of the eight quarter finalists have been decided.... [more]
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Britain 2010 Laser Worlds - Radial, Youth, Standard, Masters
Lindsey Bell,
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has won the right to bring the four regattas comprising the Laser World Championships to Great Britain in 2010.... [more]
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ISAF announces new ISAF Athletes' Commission line up
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is delighted to announce the ten sailors who have been elected to the ISAF Athletes' Commission. The Athletes' Commission members each represent one of the ten sailing events chosen for the 2012 London Olympic Games.... [more]
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week January 19-22, 2010 - Will you be there?
Lesley Haslar,
Time is flying by – The Bay of Islands Sailing Week January 2010, will be here before you know it! Perhaps it's time now to make that first ‘announcement of intent' - giving crew plenty of notice to organise their dates to race in the Bay. We all need something to look forward to – to plan for – find the time and make the Bay Regatta a ‘positive' for 2010.... [more]
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2009 Australian Youth Match Racing Championship NOR online
Yachting Australia,
Yachting Australia has released the notice of race for the 2009 Australian Youth Match Racing Championship. The 2009 Championship will be held at Sandringham Yacht Club in Victoria from the 17th till the 20th of September.... [more]
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Classic 12fter Nimble to celebrate 50 years of Interdominion racing
Neil Kennedy,
In association with the Auckland Sailing Club the Chairman of Trustees of the Auckland Traditional Boatbuilding School Robert Brooke has announced that a replica of Nimble the leading points scorer in the NZ team that competed in the inaugural event held on Sydney Harbour in 1957, is now under construction in the school workshop at the former Hobsonville Airbase.... [more]
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Lighter winds forecast for final approach to Noumea.
Tash Paget,
Royal Akarana Yacht Club's Tash Paget reports from the Auckland - Noumea race finish at Noumea: 'The breeze and conditions are now much more favourable for the fleet as they get closer to the pacific islands. Good weather and tail winds are expected for the rest of the race, so the sailors and boats will have a good chance to dry out before they reach the finish,... [more]
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2009 Australian Match Racing Championship NOR available
Yachting Australia,
Yachting Australia has released the notice of race for the 2009 Australian Match Racing Championship. The 2009 Championship will be held at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Sydney from the 5th till the 8th of September.... [more]
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Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service granted $16650 by CYCA SOLAS Trusts
Jennifer Crooks,
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (Hunter Region) is the latest recipient of a donation from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Safety of Life at Sea Trusts (SOLAS). A cheque for $16,650 was donated to Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (Hunter Region) for the purchase of nine new water rescue harnesses.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 officially over

After nine months and nearly 40,000 nautical miles of racing, this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race has come to a close. On Sunday night in St. Petersburg, the final prizegiving was an opportunity to remember and celebrate all that has happened on this magnificent adventure.... [more]
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First divisions start Transpac as Alfa Romeo lies waiting
Transpac Race media,
Alfa Romeo II has been at Long Beach's Rainbow Harbor for a couple of weeks prepping for Transpac 09, waiting for the other 50 yachts to arrive and looking forward to the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race so that nearly one-third of its crew can hop a flight and be on hand for all of the festivities associated with the start of the 45th Transpacific Yacht Race.... [more]
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Aussies take out the Air Pacific South Pacific Hobie 16 Championships
Anthony Duchatel,
Aussies take out the Air Pacific South Pacific Hobie 16 Championships. Aaron Worral and Bradley Wilson take out the Open event with almost a clean sweep. In second place and Masters champ was Bob Engwirda sailing with Slater. They were pressed to the end by Dave Lovel and Nick King who lost second on a count back. Grandmaster champ, Kerli Corlette sailing with daughter Nicole came home fourth... [more]
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French Connection to race at Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week
Ian Grant,
French Kiss Americas Cup sailor Pierre Gal will start as the favourite to defend his Sports Boat line honours title at the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week in mid-August.... [more]
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Shed a tear for Line 7
NBR/Sail-World Cruising,
If you have spent many a warm day or night thanks to Line 7 wet weather gear, you may want to shed a tear today. The future of the Line 7 Brand of wet weather gear and other clothes for sailors is now in doubt as the company went into receivership yesterday.... [more]
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Good steady day for Mirsky Racing Team at Match Cup Sweden
Kinley Fowler,
Mirsky Racing Team (MRT) got off to a steady start at Match Cup Sweden today, with two wins and one loss in glamorous conditions. In a rematch of the Troia Portugal Match Cup finals, MRT faced off against BlackMatch Racing in the last match of the day.... [more]
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Top Class fleet for 2009 Finn Gold Cup
Robert Deaves,
The form book is wide open going into next week's Finn Gold Cup at Vallensbæk, near Copenhagen in Denmark. With a different winner at each major European event so far this year, picking favourites is easy, but picking a winner would be a hard call.... [more]
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Match Cup Sweden - French make good start
WMRT Media-Marstrand, Sweden,
It was a good day for the French Teams at Match Cup Sweden with all four taking two wins. Also starting well was Torvar Mirsky (AUS) and his Mirsky Racing Team, fresh from his victory at Portugal Match Cup and the runner up here last year, Mirsky is clearly happy to be back and wants to go one better than his second place position from '08.... [more]
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Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup on Fuerteventura
Christian Tillmanns,
For windsurfers and kiteboarders, Fuerteventura is the Hawaii of Europe. From 17th July to 1st August 2009, windsurfing and kiteboarding world championship events will be held on Fuerteventura. The windsurfing programme includes slalom and freestyle disciplines. The kiteboarders will compete in the freestyle discipline and there also will be a kiteloop competition.... [more]
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Winds ease at Cape Reinga and Noumea Race gets back on track
Richard Gladwell and RAYC Media,
Racing has resumed in the Auckland to Noumea race after very testing weather conditions which forced three yachts to retire, and several others to suspend racing. The wind is turning west, with winds in the vicinity of approx 25 - 30 knots. Lagoon Ozone reports that they have had occasional gusts up to 40 knots, however tells us that the winds are now easing... [more]
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Record fleet of 98 Stars enter Rolex Baltic Week for European title
Andreas Kling,
Record fleet of 98 Stars enter Rolex Baltic Week for class European Championship. Nearly 100 crews from 27 nations will race in the open 2009 Star Class European Championship from 4 to 11 July on the Outer Kiel Fjord.... [more]
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Denmark to host four international sailing events in 'Year of Sports'
Denmark Sailing media,
Denmark is gearing up for a busy summer sailing season at it hosts a series of leading international yachting events as part of the country's ‘Year of Sports 2009'. - Finn Gold Cup (3rd-11th July) - Laser Radial European Championship (9th-16th July) - EUROSAF Match Racing Open & Women European Championship (5th-9th August) - 470 World Championship (20th-29th August)... [more]
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Burlton and crew take UK SB3 National title with a race to spare
Katie Ashworth,
Craig Burlton has won the UK SB3 National Championships in Falmouth, beating some of the country's best small-boat sailors. Burlton's Gill Race Team, crewed by Steve White and Adam Heeley, sealed victory in the 68-boat fleet despite their closest rival - Team Zimmer skippered by Mike Budd - winning the penultimate race.... [more]
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Notice of Race - Waterloo Bay Championship for 18ft Skiffs
Mark Graveson,
The Brisbane 18 Footers will be holding an 'open' 18ft skiff championship event from Darling Point Sailing Squadron, from Friday September 18 to Monday September 21, 2009.... [more]
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Accommodation Specials! Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2009
Kristie Kaighin,
We specialise in luxury self-contained apartments and homes on Hamilton Island. Due to some last minute cancellations we have some fantastic apartments still available for Race Week!... [more]
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