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18 footer Drama – Mark Foy Trophy at Carnac
Mason Woodworth,
Day 4 of the 18 footers Mark Foy championship, on Quiberon Bay, Carnac France, started after an hours delay under overcast skies and building wind. A small amount of rain was a fair price to pay for 15 knots of westerly wind. The drama that was to unfold today was not on the forecast.... [more]
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Alinghi's America's Cup Defender reported to be 'spider-like'
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World has been advised by normally reliable and knowledgeable persons who have seen Alinghi's new America's Cup Defender, and who have been briefed to a degree by Alinghi personnel. They report that the the new Alinghi multihull is, as expected a scaled up 'LeBlack' concept catamaran. ('LeBlack' being a 41ft multihull owned by Ernesto Bertarelli).... [more]
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2009 Australian Yachting Awards nominations now open
Craig Heydon,
Nominations are now open for the 2009 Australian Yachting Awards, recognising outstanding achievement in the sport over the period of March 2008 through to July 2009. Nominations can be made by anyone within the sailing community with nomination forms and criteria available from the Yachting Australia website.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Day 3
PWA Media,
PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Day 3. The defending champions were forced to sail with inspiration as freestyle is pushed to a new level here in Lanzarote. Upsets in the men's second single elimination have ignited a race for the event crown, and stand out performances by the women have shifted key contenders.... [more]
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More images from the 18ft skiffs Mark Foy Trophy - Carnac
Ingrid Abery images,
More Ingrid Abery action images from the Mark Foy Trophy for 18ft skiffs in Carnac, France. www.ingridaberyimages.com... [more]
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Images from the Mark Foy Trophy - serious 18ft action
Ingrid Abery images,
English photographer Ingrid Abery caputured these images from the day's action at the Mark Foy Trophy. Drama aplenty for the 18ft skiffs when the series leader SLAM was involved in an incident. Ingrid's website www.ingridabery.com... [more]
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2009 SEIKO 49er Speed Challenge
Jere Biehl,
Seiko, Velocitek and the 49er Class are collaborating to determine who the fastest 49er team is! Speed attempts will be held during the days surrounding the 49er Worlds and Europeans, culminating in the Sail for Gold event in Weymouth. Sailors will try to bet the time set by Simons Hiscocks and Rick Peacock in 2008 at 19.4 knots The new carbon mast and square top mainsail will be the equipme... [more]
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iShares Cup Hyères-TPM delivers the goods
iShares Cup media,
Today's practice races certainly delivered the goods ahead of the official start of the iShares Cup Hyères-TPM event tomorrow. The iShares Cup Raid – a ten mile sprint to the island of Porquerolles – saw a French victory as Erik Maris skipper of Luna snatched victory from James Spithill's BMW Oracle Racing after just 36 minutes of racing.... [more]
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Last two Quarter Finalists decided at Match Cup Sweden
WMRT media,
Fantastic racing conditions allowed the organizers of Match Cup Sweden, Stage 5 of the World Match Racing Tour, to complete the repechage round. Johnie Berntsson was on fire winning all three matches including a nail biter against Adam Minoprio.... [more]
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OK Dinghy Australian Championships to be held at Sail Melbourne
Jennifer Milligan,
The 48th International OK Dinghy Australian Championships will be held in conjunction with Sail Melbourne at Sandringham Yacht Club from December 16 to 19.... [more]
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What is Wintersail? A three day fun coaching event for junior sailors!
Jane Moffat,
Wintersail is a three day fun coaching event for all Junior sailors. 2009 Wintersail will be held at Albert Park Yacht Club and organised by Yachting Victoria, Albert Park Yacht Club and the Junior Class Associations - Int Cadet, Laser 4.7, Minnow, Optimist and Sabot.... [more]
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Government reforms to get sailors on the water quicker
Craig Heydon,
New reforms aimed at streamlining commercial boating licence requirements have been announced by Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi and will have a major impact on individuals with Yachting Australia qualifications finding work in New South Wales.... [more]
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Countdown to 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
ISAF,
The 38th edition of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship will showcase the future stars of the sailing world at Buzios, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil from 9-18 July.... [more]
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Accommodation Specials Hamilton Island Race Week 2009
Kristie Kaighin,
Get in now and take advantage of our last minute specials on luxury self-contained apartments still available for Race Week. 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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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week entries increase
Rob Mundle,
The fleet for this year's Audi Hamilton Island Race Week has seen a remarkable 30 percent increase in the number of entries. Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2009, which will be contested between August 22 and 29, will see more significant developments this year, both on the water and within the social program.... [more]
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Limit first home to Noumea but on tenterhooks for major trophies
Tash Paget,
Limit crossed the finish line this morning, in 25+ degree's but very light winds. V5 was 100 miles behind at this morning's radio sched, with the rest of the fleet around 100 miles further back.... [more]
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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. Both documents and online entry now at www.heavencanwait.com.au... [more]
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Feast or Famine on Transpac 09 Boats
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Boats in Divisions 3, 4 & 5 start their Transpac 09 race tomorrow. Crews from each of the 19 boats are looking toward their navigators to determine what route they are going to take initially, so that they can decide which sails to take and which to leave behind.... [more]
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Suzuki Marine Fiji Hobie Challenge enters final stages
Anthony Duchatel,
Aussie Aaron Worral and Badley Wilson maintain a handy lead as the Suzuki Marine Fiji Hobie Challenge enters final stages. Nicole Corlette sailing with dad Kerli jumps into 2nd.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Day 2
PWA media,
PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup Day 2: Would be challengers fall to the might of reigning World Champions. As action commenced, it was clear that the level of freestyle has improved exponentially this year.... [more]
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Sodeb'O and Thomas Coville on stand-by for another record attempt
Kate Jennings translation,
Thomas Coville has announced his stand-by for an attempt to break his own solo North Atlantic record (New York – Lizard Point). On Friday 26th June, Thomas Coville and his Maxi-Trimaran Sodeb'O arrived in New York after a ten day delivery trip in crewed configuration.... [more]
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What are you doing on the October Long Weekend?
Event Media,
South Australian videographer Steve Hall has some very definite ideas on what sailors should be doing on the October Long Weekend... [more]
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Mark Foy Trophy series – Carnac France
Sail-World.com,
With two more wins in races three and four, Australian Grant Rollerson, with crew Jack Young and Michael Coxon have SLAM dunked their way to the lead in the Mark Foy Trophy series being sailed on the Quiberon Bay, Carnac France.... [more]
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Busy time for Fastnet crews
Trish Jenkins,
With just under forty days to the start of the Fastnet on Sunday, 9 August, the 300 registered crews are hard at work completing their qualification miles and other prerequisites. The fleet is in excellent shape. With participants from sixteen different nations on the start-line, it will be an international gathering of the yacht-racing fraternity.... [more]
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Match Cup Sweden - Battle for final two places in quarter final
WMRT Media,
The warm and sunny weather continued here in Marstrand, which brought spectators out in force today to watch the repechage round robin at Match Cup Sweden. As the crowd lounged in swim suits on the rocks overlooking the race area, eight teams fought hard to determine who would make it to the next stage, the Quarter Final round, where they will compete for a share of the 1,000,000 SEK total prize p... [more]
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iShares Cup Round 2 Practice session and speed run planned
iShares Cup media,
Ideal racing conditions look to be in place with consistent sea breeze in Hyeres - TPM for the second round of the iShares Cup. Warm-up races are planned tomorrow, including a 10-mile speed run to the beautiful island of Porquerolles and back.... [more]
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Consistent sailing wins Radio Controlled Laser Gold
Cliff Bromiley,
Brendan Lee from the Waterways club at Aspendale Gardens, displayed extraordinarily consistent sailing skills to win the gold medal at the 2009 Victorian Radio Controlled (RC) Laser sailing championship. The event, in its second year and hosted by the local club, was held in perfect conditions at Waterways on Sunday 28th June.... [more]
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Limit expected to be first home in Auckland Noumea race
Richard Gladwell,
The Australian entry, Limit (Alan Brierty) is expected to finish the Auckland Noumea soon after sunrise on Thursday morning. Second home will be the Alan Andrews designed TP52, V5 (Simon Hull), with a major tussle behind for third place.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team into quarter finals at Match Cup Sweden
Kyle Langford,
Mirsky Racing Team has qualified for the quarter finals of Match Cup Sweden. A cut throat format here in Marstrand, Sweden sees the top three teams from both Group A and B automatically qualify for the quarter finals.... [more]
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Youth Sailing Academy Talented Sailor Squad - End of Squad Regatta
Pam Scrivenor,
Another light weather day greeted the Youth Sailing Academy Talented Sailor Squad for their End of Squad Regatta on Sunday. With six races planned for the day, everything was in place to kick off at 1100. There were sailors, parents, grandparents, race committee and the barbecue ready, the only thing missing was some breeze.... [more]
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Days until the start of the 2009 OAMPS Queensland Youth Week Regatta
Jennie Bridge,
There's less than 72 hours to go until the start of the 2009 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week Regatta. Despite only being in its second year, the event has attracted over 150 entries from all over Australia and New Zealand.... [more]
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New beginning for volunteer marine rescue in NSW
Brad Schmitt,
Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi today ushered in a new era in volunteer marine rescue services with the official launch of Marine Rescue NSW. Mr Tripodi presented a cheque for $3 million to assist with establishment costs and said a new constitution for the organisation is expected to be adopted and registered this week.... [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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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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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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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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