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Another cold windy morning on Lake Macquarie.

Just stoked the fire, then to warm up,loaded the latest news on Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week and Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week.

T-shirt sailing would be a whole lot better than fleece and WWJ.

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Sail Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week for a new adventure!
Event Media,
World Heritage listed Magnetic Island, Townsville, is the venue for the annual Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week. Sailed in the pristine waters of Cleveland Bay and around Magnetic Island, Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week presents a series of buoy course, passage and around the island races. The regatta now offers six classes of racing from Friday 4th to Tuesday 8th September 2009.... [more]
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Grand Prix Rivals set to clash in Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach series
Ian Grant,
Victorian Michael Hiatt and champion New South Wales skipper Ray Roberts are poised to stage another State against State tactical dogfight for the prestigious 2009 Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week title from August 14-20.... [more]
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Win a Laser sailing boat!! - value AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495
Sail-World.com,
What would you do with a new Laser? To celebrate the 2009-2010 season Performance Sailcraft Australasia, the ‘down under' Laser builder has teamed with Sail-World to launch an online competition. http://www.laser-sailing.net/sweepstakes_form.cfm?SSid=32!Enter_online_now!new to win a choice of a Laser 4.7, a Laser Radial or a Laser Standard sailing boat, built by Performance Sailcraft Australasi... [more]
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Skiffies' Mailbag: Reflecting on the Glory Daze
Various,
Got a story to tell about the good old daze of skiff sailing with the 50th Interdominion coming up? Let's hear it, and with photo's too, if you have them!... [more]
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Tasmanian Premier launches Sydney Hobart book
Peter Campbell,
Tasmania's Premier David Bartlett last week launched Michael Ludeke's second edition of his book ‘Sydney Hobart', the most comprehensive publication compiled and written specifically about the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.... [more]
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Graphic Artist – online media – entry level position (part time)
TetraMedia,
Part time position for graphic artist, work from home, flexible times. Mostly in production of animated gif and some Flash advertising banners. Entry level position requiring working knowledge Photoshop, Flash, Microsoft Office. Successful candidate may have come from print industry background and be keen to make transition to the online world.... [more]
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Australian 49er crews gear up for World Championships in Italy
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's 49er crews are in the final stages of preparation for the 49er World Championship in Riva del Garda with racing beginning in Italy on Tuesday.... [more]
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Tasmanians heading for Hamilton Island Race Week
Peter Campbell,
Hobart Farr 40 owner/skippers Wayne Banks-Smith and Hughie Lewis will join another wellknown owner Stephen Keal in campaigning the Bavaria 50 On Location at next month's Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Winter racing on the Hobart's River Derwent can be cold, and it can be frustratingly windless.... [more]
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Seawind at Sydney Boat Show
Brent Vaughan,
Seawind Catamarans are looking forward to an exciting Sydney Boat Show with a brand new Seawind 1000XL and Seawind 1160 on display located in berths 57 & 58 of the marina at Darling Harbour (near Pyrmont Bridge).... [more]
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Hamilton Island Champion for Sale
Azzura Marine,
Like having fun? Enjoy an adrenalin rush? Is the smell of gun smoke appealing? Now is your chance as the Reichel Pugh designed, Azzura Marine built Wild Joe is exclusively for sale.... [more]
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Australian University Teams Racing is here!
Tom Mallet,
The Australian University Teams Racing Regatta has been announced for the 2nd to the 4th of October. The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club has agreed to provide the venue for the land mark event which represents a rapidly growing movement to establish a University Sailing Championship in Australia. After the success of the April fleet racing regatta, this event will contine to grow university sailing... [more]
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Queensland Marine Services takes double in Whitsunday race
Ian Grant,
Skipper Galloway has logged an enormous amount of miles with racing and cruising around the warm waters of the Whitsunday Passage and again proved why he is highly regarded on the list of local experts.... [more]
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Final day racing at South Pacific Teams racing Regatta 2009
Chris Conroy,
Today was the final days racing and two round robins and a final series were completed with the last two races sailed in the early and very short tropical twilight. The presence of high seas meant the lagoon had become deeper which allowed the race officer to locate the course closer to the spectators on the beach and the regatta headquarters.... [more]
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2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 3
© PWA / David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 3: Köster and Moreno excel in the waves, as Williams opens the slalom in style. The flags that line beach's promenade groaned under immense strain from the wind this morning; their detailed branding whipped to shreds as the fleets prepared for a grueling ordeal. The breathtaking action opened with the men's slalom that kicked off in 30-knot gusts.... [more]
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A marathon sail - for charity - can one man make a difference?
Robert Dowling/Sail-World.com,
Rob Dowling is a man who believes 'one man can make a difference'. Driven by his passion and desire to help the children of the Amazon River basin and his love of sailing, Rob undertook on the 3-4th July, a marathon sail around an estuary in Northern Ireland. This is part one of his story.... [more]
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Torbjorn Tornqvist and Artemis win RC 44 Malcesine Cup
Loris Von Siebenthal,
The fight for the podium positions, between Team Aqua, Artemis, BMW ORACLE Racing and No Way back has been fantastic. Showing great stamina, Chris Bake's squad managed to overcome a backstay breakage to remain in the fight. But Artemis dominated the last race and won the event.... [more]
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Strong winds stop racing in Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds on Day 2
Richard Gladwell,
Strong winds prevented racing in all classes on Day 2 of the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds in Brazil today. Winds of over 35kts were caused by a stationary front ahead of a deepening trough of low pressure.... [more]
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Day 2, Women's European Laser Radial Championship
Sailing Intelligence,
The second day's racing at the European Laser Radial Championship in Charlottenlund, Denmark, was - to borrow a well-worn football cliché - a game of two halves. If the super-shifty conditions in the morning race didn't suit you, maybe the steadier, stronger breeze of the afternoon was more to your liking.... [more]
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Images from CYCA Winter Series on Sydney Harbour
Peter Andrews images,
Photographer Peter Andrews captured these images of the last race of the CYCA Winter Series.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup a resounding success
Event media,
The 2009 Finn Gold Cup attracted 89 entries from 31 countries as far afield as Australia and New Zealand, the USA and India, along with Russia and of course nations throughout Europe and the Baltic. A poll among the competitors has given the 2009 Finn Gold Cup the thumbs up for nearing that elusive ‘perfect regatta' status.... [more]
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Transpac far from over - Overall winner yet to be decided
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Magnitude 80, Doug Baker's Andrews 80, is about to pull to within 100 miles of Diamond Head and claim the Barn Door for the fastest elapsed time in the entire Transpac fleet. And from the time that they left Transpac Pier at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, CA with their war flag flying and their red shirts on, Chip Megeath and his Criminal Mischief crew has given race trackers something to watch.... [more]
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European Laser Radial Championship Day 1
Dansk Sejlunion,
The first day's racing at the European Laser Radial Championship in Charlottenlund, Denmark, called for a cool head and a steady nerve. In the 96-boat women's division, France's Sarah Steyaert defied the odds.... [more]
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Nor-westerly winds make for fast last race of CYCA Winter Series
Jennifer Crooks,
Race 11, the final race of the pointscore of the Winter Series 2009, was a fast race once the predicated nor'westerly winds arrived. PRO John Hurley said that today's racing was quick and fast with the nor'westerly continuing to build throughout the day.... [more]
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2009 Australian School Team Racing Championships - Day 2
Suellen Hurling,
Three rounds were completed this morning Sunday 12 July with the team from The Hutchins School (TAS) maintaining the top position even after a loss to Christ Church Grammar School from Western Australia.... [more]
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Australian Hobie 16 sailors lead way at ISAF Youth Worlds in Brazil
Craig Heydon,
Racing is underway at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Buzios, Brazil, with Sydney cousins Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin leading the charge for the OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team.... [more]
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2009 Australian School Team Racing Championships - Day 1
Suellen Hurling,
Saturday 11 July was the first day of the 2009 Australian School Team Racing Championships with 15 teams from across the country racing on the waters of Waterloo Bay, hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.... [more]
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Team Aqua wins DHL Coastal Race at Malcesine RC 44 Cup
RC 44 Cup media,
The RC 44 Cup DHL coastal race took place early this morning and was definitely the highlight of the event so far. Indeed, the regatta took place in the best conditions Lake Garda can offer, with 20 knots of wind and a stunning sunshine. Most teams decided to start the DHL Trophy at the pin end of the line, which resulted in a big jam.... [more]
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Images from the Laser Radials - Day 1 Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds
Dave Kneale,
Top international sailing photographer, Dave Kneale, presents a gallery of images from the first day of racing in the 2009 Volvo ISAF Youth World Championships in Brazil.... [more]
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2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam Day 2
© PWA / David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam Day 2. Pozo Izquierdo has provided yet another astonishing day of competition where both the men's and women's wave fleets have been whittled down to the final few.... [more]
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup images
Lee Whitehead – www.photolounge.co.uk,
Images from the Dragon Edinburgh Cup supplied by photographer Lee Whitehead – www.photolounge.co.uk A first mark pile up in today's final race threw the fleet and the results into disaray.... [more]
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Hardesty, Strauss and Young win 2009 Dragon Edinburgh Cup
Fiona Brown,
The finish of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup, sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, could not have been more gripping as a first mark pile up in today's final race threw the fleet and the results into disaray. Going into the final race Craig led the regatta on 12 points with Hardesty two points behind. Rob Campbell, sailing GBR743 Quicksilver IV with John Torrance and Matt Walker was third overall... [more]
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Day One Of 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
ISAF Media,
After two races completed across all seven events, experience is the common denominator amongst the leading crews, with the top standings all dominated by teams who featured at the championship in Århus last year. Seven different nations currently occupy the top spots: France, Germany and Great Britain got the European challenge off to a strong start; Australia and New Zealand both hold a top spot... [more]
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Sydney Hobart favourite Alfa Romeo smashes Transpac Race record
Edward Rowe,
Alfa Romeo, the Australian-built super maxi owned and skippered by Kiwi yachtsman, Neville Crichton, has smashed the race record in the TransPac race by more than a day, arriving in Hawaii in the fastest time in the 103 year history of the event, further confirming Alfa Romeo as the yacht to beat in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart race in December.... [more]
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Nail biting finish to 2009 Star European Championships
Andreas Kling,
A nail-biting final day at the 2009 Star European Championships title on Saturday (11 July). Topping a world-class fleet of 89 boats, Scheidt/Prada went into the last day's racing with just a one-point lead over early leaders and Olympic gold medallists Iain Percy/Andrew Simpson (Great Britain).... [more]
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Final Day for Teams Racing - Cook Islands
Brian Case,
Cook Islands Teams Racing Regatta - What an incredible day and there are many stories to tell that cannot be told on email but I am ecstatic to tell you that Victoria has finished second overall in this regatta.... [more]
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Fairy tale ending as Jonas Høgh Christensen wins Finn Gold Cup
Robert Deaves,
Sailors competing at the Finn Gold Cup in Vallensbaek, Denmark knew he would be dangerous, but not even Jonas Høgh Christensen really thought he would win the world title in his home waters after taking nine months off since the Games last year.... [more]
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Asian Continental Kiteboard Tour sanctioned for 2009/2010
Markus Schwendtner,
A new continental kiteboard tour has been sanction by the IKA to commence at towards the end of this year in Asia.... [more]
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Rarotongan sailors lead the way in 2009 South Pacific Teams Sailing
Chris Conroy,
As predicted the south east trade winds have returned resulting some very competitive teams racing in near perfect conditions with the wind topping out at 10-12 knots each day.... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - Alinghi launch and mast stepping

With the lack of Mutual Consent in the current edition of the America's Cup between Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing, there are no rules regarding espionage activities between teams, or indeed what the public can see. Sail-World is happy to run legally obtained images of either BMW Oracle Racing or Alinghi. Stayed tuned for the latest on the road to the 33rd America's Cup... [more]
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Elvstrom 2009-2012 available now
McGraw-Hill PR,
Known to the sailing industry simply as 'Elvstrom', the next issue of 'Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing' is out now and the essential handbook for serious racers.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings
ISAF Media,
It remains all France at the top of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings released 8 July, with Mathieu Richard replacing team mate Seb Col at the top of the Open Rankings and Claire Leroy still 1 amongst the Women, although Australia's Katie Spithill is rising fast..... [more]
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Alfa Romeo powers towards Hawaii leaving Transpac records in its wake
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Neville Crichton's Alfa Romeo is on track to break one Transpac record. After knocking out couple of 400-nautical mile days since departing Los Angeles, Alfa Romeo's pace slowed a bit on July 9th and she posted an awesome 391-nautical-mile day.... [more]
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81 entries for 24th Sydney to Gold Coast Race
Jennifer Crooks,
With entries having closed at 1700hrs this afternoon, a bumper fleet of 81 has entered the 24th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.... [more]
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O'pen BIC Aussie 'un-regatta'
Peter Macgregor,
Tinaroo Sailing Club decided to take a fresh look at junior sailing in our region and if required, choose a completely new direction. The key was to pick the correct class to achieve this.... [more]
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International Hobie 16 North American Championships
Robert Merrick,
On July 17th an international field of catamaran sailors will begin to converge on Kingston Ontario for the 39th Hobie 16 North American Championship.... [more]
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Last Minute accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2009
Kristie Kaighin,
We specialise in affordable luxury self-contained apartments on Hamilton Island. Due to some last minute cancellations we have some fantastic deals on offer so get in quick to snap one up!... [more]
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Middle Harbour Yacht Club pilots 'Sailing for Schools Road-show'
Louise Bashford,
Middle Harbour Yacht Club will pilot its 'Sailing for Schools Road-show' demonstration this Thursday 9th July at Balgowlah Heights Public School. Carl Crafoord, the Club's Rear Commodore is responsible for the Junior Sailing Portfolio. 'Utilizing the 'Tackers' program we have purchased 20 Optimist boats for the use of kids in our programs.'... [more]
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New Laser mainsheet blocks- In stock Now!!
Media Services,
New Laser mainsheet blocks- In stock Now!! Buy now from your Laser dealer. Contact your local dealer or Performance Sail Craft (PSA) for info - http://www.lasersailing.com.au... [more]
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