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Win a Laser sailing boat!! - value AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495

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Korea and Kiwis set for 2011 Around Australia Race
Event Media,
2011 Around Australia Ocean Race Stop-Over Ports around Australia looking good - Korea and New Zealand gearing up for the race action... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island RW - The King is Dead, Long Live the King
Rob Kothe and Al Constable,
For the last decade, Wayne Millar and his Zoe crew have been the Kings of Keelboat racing in Townsville. That all changed today, when Graham Donnell's Quattro, the Elliott 11 sloop won the Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week 2009.... [more]
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Spain and Great Britain hone in on windsurfing world titles
Lindsey Bell,
RS:X Worlds. Spain and Great Britain hone in on windsurfing world titles. Marina Alabau of Spain and Great Britain's Nick Dempsey are within touching distance of windsurfing World Championship glory.... [more]
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China host Hobie 16 International Regatta - Weihai Cup International
David Brookes,
Weihai Cup International Regatta. The IHCA's newest Hobie Fleet 619 in Weihai, Shan Don, China has just completed a successful Hobie Regatta. The Weihai Cup International Regatta hosted by the Royal Marina Club was by invitation only.... [more]
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Melbourne to Launceston - Newest competitor for Aust oldest yacht race
John Curnow,
Malcolm Mitchell's Bavaria 44 ‘Caledonia' is the first keelboat he's owned and this Christmas he and ‘Caledonia's crew will be embarking on their first silly season race. They are all set to become the newest competitors in our country's oldest yacht race, the Kidder Williams Melbourne to Launceston.... [more]
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14th Asian Sailing Championship NOR available
ISAF,
The Notice of Race has been published for the 14th Asian Sailing Championship, held in March 2010 at Shanwei, China. Fourteen sailing events will be contested at the Guangdong Ocean Sports Training Centre (GOSTC) from 20-29 March.... [more]
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Australian University Teams Racing revival
Tom Mallet,
On the 1st of October, university sailors from around Australia will begin to arrive at Sydney's Northern Beachers for the 2009 Australian University Teams Racing Regatta. The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will be providing the venue for the regatta from the 2nd to 4th of October which is only the second university sailing event for almost a decade. The event has received YA & AUS sanctioning.... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week images
Sail-World.com,
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week was deemed a great successs by the competitors and organisers alike. Great tropical sailing on the waters of Cleveland Bay off Townsville with the beautiful Magnetic Island as a base - well, who would not be impressed. Enjoy these images.... [more]
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Danish Open Match Race - Ready to set sail
Sailing Intelligence,
The Danish Open, the seventh event on the 2009 World Match Racing Tour, sets sail on Thursday off Aarhus. As ever the 12 skippers, presently drawing up their battle lines, represent a strong mix headed by the young antipodean blades Torvar Mirsky from Australia and New Zealand's Adam Minoprio.... [more]
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2009 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Jostling for pole
Jill Campbell,
2009 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Only two days of racing left and if you have not made your move by now, it may well be too late. Day 3 of the 20th edition of this big boat classic organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda was an easier day for some, but hard day for others. The sea state had eased considerably as had the wind, a more reasonable 12-15 knots.... [more]
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Dalts on what's behind the World Sailing Teams and LV World Series
ValenciaSailing.com,
Following the presentation of the Louis Vuitton World Series ValenciaSailing talked to Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand, who was repeatedly mentioned by all participants as a key person in the establishment of the World Sailing Team Association and the new professional yacht racing circuit. Dalton spoke about the Series and his team.... [more]
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Images of Hyeres; l'Hydroptere cracks through the 51kt mark
Gilles Martin-raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget was in Hyeres to record the French foiler, l'Hydroptere crack through 51kts setting two new speed records over 500 metres and 1000metres - both marks are yet to be ratified by the World Speed Sailing Council... [more]
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Revival of Short Ocean Racing at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Damian Devine,
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club has announced two separate Blue Water regattas in its 2009-10 calendar to meet growing demand to run a racing program which will allow its keelboat owners to 'stretch their legs' and provide a progressive path to the Club's premier event, the Pittwater - Coffs Harbour Offshore series that takes place in January 2010.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Beau Geste fastest
Media Pro Int'l,
After two days of racing in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2009 the leaders of the five classifications remain unchanged: Jean Charles' Decaux's J One (GBR) in the Wally division; Patrizio Bertelli's Luna Rossa (ITA) in the Mini Maxi Racing; Michael Cotter's Whisper (IRL) in Mini Maxi Cruising/Racing; Filippo Faruffini's Roma – Aniene (ITA) in Racing/Cruising; and Velsheda (GBR) in the Cruising/Spirit... [more]
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World record kite surf crossing of Bass Strait underway
Nalu Productions,
Kitesurfers Ben Morrison-Jack and James Weight have left Cape Grim, near Stanley on Tasmania's North West tip just after 7am this morning, to begin their attempt at the first kitesurfing, non-stop, unassisted crossing of Bass Strait.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Louis Vuitton's fabulous gift to Sailing
Richard Gladwell,
The announcement, overnight, of the Louis Vuitton World Series, should see a huge hole filled in Sailing's shop window. While some might quibble as to whether whether the right processes have been followed in obtaining the sanction of the International Sailing Federation, the world sailing body should not waste too much time on this at its upcoming Executive Committee Meeting. It's a no brainer.... [more]
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British World Series participation in doubt
Stuart Alexander, The Independent,
Britain's participation in the Louis Vuitton World Series was still dangling in doubt today despite confident predictions by all the top managers that America's Cup challenger Team Origin would surely be included. The series kicks off with a regatta in Nice from 7-22 November and will be followed by a repeat of the Pacific Series earlier this year in Auckland at the end of next February and March.... [more]
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Coast Guard to offer license training at Leisurefest
AAP Medianet,
The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association will again be training and testing would-be boaties at Melbourne Leisurefest. Three of the Coast Guard's top trainers will deliver daily sessions from Thursday 1 October to Sunday 4 October at Sandown Racecourse... [more]
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Jochen Schumann joins host team for Nice, Louis Vuitton World Series
Stephanie Nadin,
A new era has come in the sport of sailing with the launch of the Louis Vuitton World Series. It is also a new day for K-Challenge, a team who never stopped working since it took par to the 32nd America's Cup, including a participation in the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series last February.... [more]
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Solo 16-year-old sailor hits merchant ship
BW,
Jessica Watson, 16-year-old who had set off from Mooloolaba to Sydney on a leg which was to be a precursor to her attempt to solo sail the world non-stop and unassisted, has hit a cargo ship less than 24 hours after leaving port.... [more]
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Dragon Worlds - Day Three a difficult one
Linda Laan,
The third day of the Gaastra Dragon Worlds was a very difficult one. In a very light breeze and beautiful, 27 degrees, weather, the competitors had some difficult and long racing to do.... [more]
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RS:X World Championships Race Report for day four
Rory Ramsden,
RS:X World Championships Race Report for day four. Now that the fleets have been fixed with the top half racing in the gold fleets and the rest in the silver. We have changed the procedure so that the two gold fleets go out together. First off the start line were the women. For once the Spanish dream team were not in control.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Louis Vuitton World Series
Bob Fisher,
It may not be the America's Cup, but sure as Hell it promises to be a great deal more exciting and fun. And the excitement and the fun will not be restricted to the sailors but will extend to a broader audience – the spectators and the television viewers at home. Based on the same formula as the highly successful and popular Louis Vuitton Pacific Cup that was held in Auckland in February...... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Minoprio leads standings
WMRT media,
World Match Racing Tour. The sixth stop on the nine event World Match Racing Tour, saw Adam Minoprio (NZL, ETNZ BlackMatch Racing) knock out past Tour Champion Peter Gilmour 3-0 in the quarter finals followed by defending Tour Champion Ian Williams (GBR, Team Pindar) 3-0 in the semi-finals, and then out gunning Torvar Mirsky (AUS, Mirsky Racing Team) 2-1 in the final to win the event.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton World Series: First events in Nice, Auckland and Italy
Keith Taylor,
The Mayor of Nice, the World Sailing Team Association (WSTA) and Louis Vuitton are pleased to announce that the first Louis Vuitton World Series event will be held in Nice, France on the 7- 22 November 2009. The second Louis Vuitton World Series event is scheduled for March 2010 in Auckland, New Zealand, followed by a Series in La Maddalena (Italy) in May 2010.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Day Two Happy Campers
Event Media,
Day two of the 2009 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup dawned bright and clear. The wind had backed a little to the north, and was blowing a fresh 15 knots, but the sea state remained large and lumpy. The Racing Mini Maxis, once again the first start pathfinders, were shorn of one of their number before the day began.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Images from Day One
Carlo Borlenghi - Rolex,
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2009, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda from 6th to 12th September, got off to a flying start today as the 42 participating yachts stormed around a 35-mile course in 20 to 25 knots of northeasterly wind... [more]
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2009 Australian Match Racing Championships conclude
Damian Devine,
The event, hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in conjunction with Yachting Australia, was a fitting finale for Jarvin who last contested this event in 2005 where he finished second to Michael Dunstan (RSYS). This year, however, the positions were reversed and it was Jarvin who managed to get his hand on the trophy with a resounding victory of 3-1 in the best of five final.... [more]
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The 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit reaches its climax in Cartagena
Event media,
In one week's time Cartagena will host the climax to the 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit, and the conflict in the two different Series, the ten boats who will compete in the TP52 Series, and six for the GP42 Series, is likely to be very different. For the dominant Emirates Team New Zealand crew in the TP52 Series, their final regatta of the season, should be about sailing safe and smart... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week - Vikings sail into history
Rob Kothe,
Last year Townsville sailor Rod Hart and crew were pirates. More laughing than sailing on his big, slow antique 25 tonne steel ketch Black Rose. This year the crew were Vikings.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Italy's Luna Rossa on form for Day One
Media Pro Intl,
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2009, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda from 6th to 12th September, got off to a flying start today as the 42 participating yachts stormed around a 35-mile course in 20 to 25 knots of northeasterly wind... [more]
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One week until race start as Clipper fleet arrives in Hull
Clipper Ventures Media,
The ten stripped-down 68 foot ocean racing yachts sailed past The Deep, the iconic ‘submarium' visitor attraction in Hull, North Yorkshire, UK, in readiness for the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. 'Our journey up here was good, with no shortage of wind,' said Piers Dudin the skipper of the home port entry Hull & Humber... [more]
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Australian Match Racing Championship - Down to the last flight
Tom Spithill,
Day three of the Australian Match Racing Championship came down to the last flight and remaining matches as RO Ted Anderson finished off Round Robin Two and the re-sail of Round Robin One. For three teams it was make or break in the last flight.... [more]
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2009 Bedrock Trophy for Solent Etchells
Event Media,
Gary Player is credited with the saying “The harder I work the luckier I get” and, whilst some of the saying was true at this weekends (September 5th /6th) Etchells Solent racing for the Bedrock Trophy, it was only the first part.... [more]
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Dragon Worlds update - Perfect Day of Racing
Linda Laan,
Dragon Worlds update. Race One - The fleet had a big split after the start. Danish Jorgen Schonherr led the fleet round the first mark going in to the run. In the second lap the right side of the beat was favoured. Second race - After two general recalls the racing committee hosted the black flag.... [more]
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Finalists announced for 2009 Australian Yachting Awards
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2009 Australian Yachting Awards with the winners to be announced at a gala event at Sandringham Yacht Club on Friday, 16 October, 2009.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère sets new record for the 500 and 1000nm plus Video
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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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - One, two, three down as breeze plays its part
KPMS,
2009 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and there was a twinkle in the eye of Poseidon this morning. This was to be a testing day for all competitors. The Racing Mini Maxis got proceedings underway. Neville Crichton all but confirmed his worst fears about preparation with a distinctly second row start that saw Alfa Romeo (NZL) forced to tack off onto port straight after the gun.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Golden Gate lodge Appeal over Alinghi rule changing
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Golden Gate Yacht Club's new uber-lawyer, David Boies, has filed an Appeal with the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court over the decision handed down on 3 August and also refers to the Appeal Court Decision of 7 April. Essentially Boies is questioning Kornreich's view that the Deed of Gift allows the Defender to change the rules of the regatta anytime up to the start of the first race... [more]
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The Showdown - RYCT announces new Tasmanian Regatta
Peter Campbell,
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania today announced ‘The Showdown' – an exciting new regatta that promises to be Tasmania's biggest and best annual sailing annual event,... [more]
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Looking back at the best ever Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Rob Mundle,
It started with a bang ... then 2000 yachties from a near record fleet of 194 yachts went for it, Two tonnes of bacon; 15,000 eggs; 3000 pizzas; 4000 pies; 10,000 sandwiches; 1500 serves of the famous ‘chicken chippies; 15,000 shots of rum; 25,000 schooners of beer; 7500 shots of Vodka; 2500 bottles of Wild Oats Wine and 4000 bottles of water!... [more]
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RS:X Worlds - Spanish Girls in control
Lindsey Bell,
RS:X Worlds - The Spanish women continued to set the pace on day three of the RS:X Windsurfing World Championships at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup preview
KPMS,
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the big boat event of the season, has upped its numbers from last year in a period that has seen most numbers dropping. Some of the finest sailors in the world are gathered in Porto Cervo to do battle over the next six days on some of the finest yachts built.... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week - Round the Island Race
Rob Kothe,
Day 3 at Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week, another warm sunny day, expected maximum temperature 30 degrees centigrade. Winds are expected to be from the north north west to north, at around 10 knots.... [more]
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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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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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