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51.36 knots, the new 500 metre world speed record. Regatta news from Magnetic Island and around the World.

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Mirsky Racing Team move up to second on World Match Racing Tour
Kinley Fowler,
St Moritz Match Race report from Kinley Fowler. With a strong week behind them, Mirsky Racing Team finished second in the St Moritz Match Race, putting them firmly in second place on the World Match Racing Tour.... [more]
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Dragon World Championships Race 1
Event media,
Dragon World Championships Race 1 report from Medemblik. In a nice 8 - 14 knots breeze, 68 dragons showed up at the start of the first race of the Gaastra Dragon Worlds. The conditions weer difficult because of variating and shifty winds, but it was very fast and tight racing.... [more]
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St Moritz -Adam Minoprio crowned King of the Mountain 2009
World Match Tour,
The last day of St. Moritz Match Race proved to be a tricky one for both the organisers and the competitors. The Northerly breeze was blowing very inconsistently, forcing the Race Committee to cancel many start procedures during the final series between Adam Minoprio (NZL, ETNZ/Black Match) and Torvar Mirsky (AUS, Mirsky Racing Team).... [more]
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RS:X World Championships - Day Two report
Lindsey Bell,
RS:X Windsurfing Worlds - Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberge and home hope Nick Dempsey top the men's standings after day two of the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships... [more]
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National Match Racing Champs - share at the top at the end of Day 2
Tom Spithill,
Day two of the Australian Match Racing Championship was delayed for an hour an half while RO Ted Anderson waited for the breeze to fill in and settle. A light Nor Easter started to fill in and strengthened through the day to 12 to 15 knots.... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week Day 2 Report
Rob Kothe,
Glorious spring sunshine and 8-18 knot of breeze greeted sailors on Day 2 of Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week. Just the sixth day of spring, the forecast maximum temperature was 30 degrees centigrade.... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week Day two images
Sail-World.com,
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week Day Two images. Another glorious day out on Cleveland Bay, perfect for sailing.... [more]
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2009 Nautel Laser Masters World Championship - Wrap up
Laser Worlds Event Media,
Neither wind, nor lack of it, deterred the 2009 Nautel Laser Worlds and Master Worlds Championships. After 18 days of competition, the Laser Worlds came to an end Saturday on St. Margaret's Bay with races abandoned because of shifty and light winds and the Championships decided... [more]
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Mobility Cup 2009 Toronto - The wrap up of a great regatta
International Access Class Association Media,
With a multi-class format, Canadian and US competitors enjoyed four days of great racing in perfect conditions on Lake Ontario, with sunshine and light to moderate breezes.... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week Day 2 Courses and Weather
Event Media,
Another beautiful morning on Magnetic Island for Day 2 of the 2009 Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week, for the sixth day of spring, the forecast maximum temperature is 30 degrees centigrade. The Grand Prix IRC, Performance Racing and Sports Boat fleets will be racing windward leewards on Cleveland Bay.... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race - Mirsky Racing Team leads Presti in semis
Kinley Fowler,
St Moritz Match Race report from Kinley Fowler, Mirsky Racing Team. After watching the quarter finals from the grandstands, amidst 200 spectators, MRT came to choose French Match Racing Team's Philipe Presti after he qualified over Italy's Francesco Bruni in a clean sweep.... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race - Minoprio through to Final against ?
MaxComm,
St Moritz Match Race. No 1 in the world ranking, Kiwi sailor Adam Minoprio made no mistakes during the quarter and semi-finals. He got the first ticket for St Moritz Match Race final.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère sets new record for the 500 and 1000nm
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
l'Hydroptère, the French foiling trimaran became the fastest yacht on the planet yesterday, setting a new record for the 500 metre mark of 51.36 knots, thus beating the previous record set by kitesurfer Alex Caizergues who held the previous record of 50.57kts set in Namibia last year.... [more]
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RS:X Windsurfing World Championships - Mens and Womens reports Day One
Rory Ramsden,
RS:X Windsurfing World Championships. If the men were out on the ragged edge, the women's fleet were pushed even harder today. There was plenty of swimming and unscheduled flights over the handle bars but plenty of smiling faces after two races in the big breeze served up by the WPNSA today.... [more]
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Musto Skiff 2009 European Championship - Final Day
Event media,
Musto Skiff 2009 European Championship - Final Day report. With Richard Stenhouse secure as the champion a battle ensued between his closest rivals for the remaining podium places.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère - First day, first record and they keep coming!
l'Hydroptère.com,
l'Hydroptère. Alain Thébault and his eight crew members started their first day of training this morning in the Hyères harbour. During the fourth run, l'Hydroptère team significantly improved the record over one nautical mile at 44.9 knots*.... [more]
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National Match Racing Champs - Dunstan leads with six wins on Day One
Damian Devine,
Three time past winner, Michael Dunstan representing Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, had an excellent day on the water picking up six wins from seven matches to lead the 2009 Australian Match Racing Championships after day one on a picture perfect day on Pittwater. The ISAF Grade 3 event is being hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in conjunction with Yachting Australia.... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week - One Perfect Day
Al Constable,
Perfect sailing conditions for the first race of the 2009 Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week. Brilliant sunshine greeted the 49 boat fleet as they headed to the start line in 10-15 knots of building sea breeze.... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week day one images
Sail-World.com,
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week images from day one, sailed on Cleveland Bay. Today the fleet completed the 17.5nm Townsville race.... [more]
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18' Skiff International Regatta - Hamlin stays upright
Rich Roberts,
18' Skiff International Regatta day one report. The eighth annual 18' Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club the winners were the only ones who didn't get dunked. Hamlin's team remained the only one of 13 that never flipped, certainly a factor in achieving his fifth win in this regatta.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Secret America's Cup Agreement revealed?
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
The sailing world has gained some insights into confidential agreement between the International Sailing Federation and the America's Cup Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve. An affidavit from sailing rules guru, Bryan Willis (GBR), traverses the independence and impartiality of an ISAF appointed International Jury, used for events like the America's Cup. Such advice is not randomly volunteered.... [more]
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SB3 World Championship Final Day report
Katie Ashworth,
SB3 World Championships 2009 - The normal dockside banter was missing this morning in Cascais on the final day. The fleet lined up for the first start of the day but were promptly recalled with at least 20 boats over the start line with 15 seconds to the gun.... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week Day One Weather
Event Media,
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week Day One. Another gloriously warm spring day on Cleveland Bay. The fleet is likely to be held ashore for a little while with a race start is anticipated around 11am. Here is the Bureau of Met. data... [more]
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Saint Moritz Match Race - Mirsky Racing Team wins Round Robin
Kyle Langford,
The third day of Saint Moritz Match Race sees Mirsky Racing Team (MRT) win the round robin stage.... [more]
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Laser Master World Championships - Bott leads Apprentice Class
Event Media,
Laser Master World Championships. For the Master division (45 to 54 years old) with nine races complete, Brazilian Carlos Eduardo Wanderley remains in first, followed by Greg Adams of Australia in second, and Joao of Ramos of Brazil in third. Nigel Heath is the top Canadian in fifth spot.... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race - Mirsky Racing Team straight into Semi Final
MaxComm,
St. Moritz Match Race. The Australian sailor Torvar Mirsky, Mirsky Racing Team, aged 24, won the Round Robin. The last four flights of the Round Robin took place in difficult conditions this afternoon. Indeed, the wind was quite irregular and some of the situations encountered on the water made it very hard for the teams to choose the right option.... [more]
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Tornado World Champions 2009 - Bundock and Ashby
Patricia Kirschner,
Tornado Worlds Racing Day 5 – Even though an early start was scheduled for the last day of the 2009 Tornado Worlds the wind did not arrive and racing was not possible. Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby added another World Title to the several existing. Bundock is now seven times Tornado World Champion, three of them with crew Glenn Ashby. They are also three times F18 World Champions and... [more]
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RS:X World Championship - Crisp ready to take on the world's best
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Jessica Crisp will sail at the 2009 RS:X World Championship in Weymouth starting Friday. Crisp is in Weymouth with Australia's RS:X coach Lars Kleppich, himself an Olympic Bronze medalist, with the pair keen to get an early look at the venue for the 2012 Games.... [more]
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Musto Performance Skiff Europeans - Full reports and results
Event media,
Musto Performance Skiff European Championship reports for the three day's of the event. Results at the end of the reports. Perfect conditions on Lake Garda for day one of this year's Musto Performance Skiff European Championship. An excellent entry of 74 boats, comprising of ten nationalities, including three Australians and one Russian who had driven over 3200km to be at the event.... [more]
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Contract let for Swansea Channel dredging
NSW Government Media,
The NSW government has awarded a contract to carry out maintenance dredging works at Swansea Channel between Pelican and Marks Point, Lake Macquarie.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs International Regatta: Winnings back to their winning ways
Rich Roberts,
18' Skiff International Regatta - The Winnings are, well, winning again, and the 18s ruled the waves of San Francisco Bay in Thursday's traditional Bridge to Bridge Race run in conjunction with the eighth annual 18' Skiff International Regatta.... [more]
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Quantum Sails aims for bigger market share
Tom Pierce,
Last month well known Australian sailing industry professional Carl Crafoord joined forces with Quantum Sail Design Group to deliver an expanded Quantum Sails presence in Australia and Asia. Now he explains the Quantum Difference.... [more]
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B14 European Championship 2009 images
Ingrid Abery images/Sail-World.com,
Neil Pryde sailing B14 European Championship 2009 images from Ingrid Abery.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships Day 4
Katie Ashworth,
SB3 World Championships Day 4 report. With a forecast promising a building breeze, the fleet head out of the marina with big grins onboard. Today was going to be exciting, very exciting for the competitors.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week Accommodation 2010 - Early Bird Special
Kristie Kaighin,
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week Accommodation special for 2010. Secure your accommodation with only 10% deposit now and 10% deposit in January 2010. Did you like your accommodation for Race Week 2009? Why not rebook now and take advantage of a reduced deposit payable upfront. All the best options book early, so make sure you confirm your favourite accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 201... [more]
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Magnetic Island Race Week - Black Rose and the Vikings
Rob Kothe,
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week - images from beautiful Magnetic Island in Queensland far north.... [more]
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Big guns are ready for APC Logistics Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta
TD media TD Media,
Big guns ready for the APC Logistics Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta which will be held on Sydney's Pittwater over the NSW labour day October long weekend. This years 3 day Regatta has attracted a number of Australia's highest rated multihulls. Tony Considine's, Grainger 10 cat Mad Max and Darren Drew's all carbon Grainger 9.5 cat Indian Chief will be going head to head in an impressive fleet of l... [more]
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New Zealand Womens crews Aussie Matchracing Nats - Day 4
Susannah Pyatt,
Two New Zealand Womens teams are competing at the Australian Women's Match Racing Nationals: Stephanie Hazard - Helm, Susannah Pyatt - Main, Miranda Powrie - Bow; and Samantha Osborne - Helm, Jenna Hansen - Main, Raynor Smeal - Bow in the second crew. They filed the following reports on Day 4's racing:... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team - St Moritz Day 2 report
Kyle Langford,
Day two of the fight for the 'King of the Mountain' again brought a variety of conditions, as Mirsky Racing Team secured another two wins from two races. Shifty winds ensured that the racing was never over until the boats crossed the finish line.... [more]
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A New Race Seven of the 2009 Melbourne Winter Series
John Curnow,
Victorian sailors asked for it and here it is - news of the 'new' Race Seven of the 2009 Melbourne Winter Series. From a series point of view, this is going to make it all the more interesting, as you cannot drop the Melbourne to Geelong race and there are a few boats very close to each other in all the divisions.... [more]
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Will America's Cup legal disputes ever end?
Eric Sharp, Freep.com,
If you're a law student and wondering what would be a lucrative field to enter, give serious consideration to becoming a lawyer for the Swiss or American teams fighting over the rules for the next America's Cup. It's looking like this dispute will carry you into retirement.... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championships - Smiles all round
Event media,
2009 Nautel Laser Masters World Championships. The sea breeze returned to St. Margaret's Bay on Thursday. 'There were a lot of smiles out there today,' said Gerry Giffin, president of the Canadian Yachting Association and a competitor. 'This is what people came here for, some great days of racing.'... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race - Strong day for Williams and Gilmour
MaxComm,
St Mortiz Match Race. After a short delay for the weather to improve the Race Committee got racing under way just after lunchtime and benefited from a good breeze – although quite shifty and not as strong as yesterday – to complete eight flights. Altogether the twelve teams racing in St. Moritz Match race have finished 18 flights in two days out of the 22 required to complete the Round Robin.... [more]
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Australian Women's Match Racing Championship winner decided
Jennifer Crooks,
compasscard Australian Women's Match Racing Championship. The Australian Sailing Development Squad's Nicky Souter has won the event on a count back after the breeze dropped before the finals could be run on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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2009 Tornado World Championship Day 4
Rob Kothe,
The forecast North wind arrived early on Lake Garda today, but she brought again light and tricky conditions for the Tornado catamarans sailing in the 2009 Tornado World Championship and the series leaders Bundock and Ashby took a dive today.... [more]
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America's Cup: Statement from the Société Nautique de Genève
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat. Alinghi Media,
Fred Meyer, Vice-Commodore of the Societe Nautique de Geneve, current Defenders of the America's Cup, has issued the following statement commenting on the America's Cup latest litigation initiated by the Challenger, Golden Gate YC... [more]
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