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Just you,24 hours and Lake Macquarie, that is the Heaven Can Wait 24 race and one lap dash, please get your entry in now!!!

West Australian Torvar Mirsky and his MRT crew have hit the lead in the World Match Tour...we will be in Malaysia for the final event.

51+ knots is flying, we have the video.

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The Sail-World Team





Just you, 24 hours and Lake Macquarie
Mark Cherrington,
The 2009 Heaven Can Wait charity yacht race fleet set for Saturday October 3. The event consists of two Heaven Can Wait (HCW) races, held concurrently on the waters of Lake Macquarie, just south of Newcastle, NSW, a 24 hour race in which participants sail around the course as many times as they can over 24 hours, and a 'One Lap Dash' which finishes before nightfall.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team take World Match Racing Tour lead
Kinley Fowler,
Mirsky Racing Team, the youngest team on the World Match Racing Tour have taken the lead. Narrowly qualifying for the finals over Mattias Rahm in a nail-biting 3-2 series which came to a dramatic close when Rahm incurred a penalty on the final upwind and, failing to wipe it, watched Torvar Mirsky sail through to race in the finals against Jes Gram Hansen.... [more]
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Melbourne to Geelong race - Big winds and an even bigger party
John Curnow,
he breeze was up down and around about all day during the inaugural Melbourne to Geelong race on the weekend, which is the final in the Melbourne Winter Series. Depending on where you were on the 58nm course and what time of day it was, it could have been anywhere from 10 to just over 40 knots, with gusts more like 50.... [more]
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Morning Light to be shown at Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Sarah Wilmot,
For one night only a special screening of the much talked about sailing film Morning Light will be held at Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Friday 18th September 2009. An added bonus for us Aussies is the starring role of MHYC's very own native and dinghy sailing champion, Jeremy Wilmot. In addition to the feature film, the initial selection process of the lucky top 15 will also be shown.... [more]
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Yacht presented For Southport's ‘Ocean Mentor' youth training program
Rob Mundle,
The generous donation of a Sydney 32 state-of-the-art offshore racing yacht to Southport Yacht Club will result in the ‘Ocean Mentor' youth training program being established on the Gold Coast.... [more]
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CYCA launches the CYCA Medical Management for Mariners Course (MMM)
Jennifer Crooks,
CYCA SOLAS Trusts has launched the CYCA Medical Management for Mariners Course (MMM). The CYCA MMM course has been developed in conjunction with St Vincent's Hospital, and is a major initiative funded by the CYCA SOLAS Trusts in line with one of its objectives of funding research and training to improve safety and rescue procedures and equipment used in ocean races.... [more]
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L'Hydroptere - 51 knots and flying, the video
Sail-World.com,
L'Hydroptere' sailed by Alain Thebault and his crew set a new, yet to be ratified outright sailing speed record in Hyeres (FRA) with a run at 51,36 knots. L'Hydroptere has touched 55 knots but on this September 2 run set two new speed records over 500 metres and 1000 metres - both marks are yet to be ratified by the World Speed Sailing Council.... [more]
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Images of the Sixes sailing on Rhode Island Sound - Day 3
Paul Todd, Outside Images,
Top international sailing photographer, Paul Todd, presents these images of Day 3 of the Six Metre Worlds sailed at Rhode Island Sound... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit Final - Two different strategies
Event media,
Audi MedCup Circuit final race preview. On a race area which last year proved one of the most challenging of the season, Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) will seek to clinch the overall Audi MedCup Circuit by keeping their average scores consistently high... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race underway
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race is underway. Edinburgh Inspiring Capital led the charge across the line, followed by the Irish entry, Cork, and Spirit of Australia. More than 100,000 people lined the banks of the Humber to watch the start.... [more]
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World Match Tour - A Danish Fairytale Finale
Sailing Intelligence,
While yesterday may have been the day of protests and considerable umpire activity, today was more about boat handling with the wind gods finally turning up the volume, the breeze having veered into the north and gusting into the low 20s.... [more]
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More images from Day Three of the Rolex Big Boat Series
Chuck Lantz,
Images from Chuck Lantz, showing Big Boat Series racing action from the third day of the four day event.... [more]
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Australian Tasar Sailors set for World Championships and Masters Games
Nicole Douglass,
Aussie Tasar Sailors are set for two major regattas to kick start the 2009/2010 season in Australia including the Open Worlds in Japan and World Masters Games in Sydney both with fleets in excess of 80 boats. Sailors heading to the Open Worlds take off this week for Wakayama, approximately 40 minutes south of Osaka. 80 boats will contest the title, currently held by Jonathan and Libby McKee of... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series - 'It's never like this in San Francisco'
Dana Paxton,
Rolex Big Boat Series - As locals are apt to exclaim - 'It's never like this in San Francisco'. After a large area of thunderstorms moved through this morning, the over 1,000 sailors competing in day three of the Rolex Big Boat Series were given a new challenge: light wind and minimum visibility through the dense fog.... [more]
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Livingston Trophy 2009 - A Le Mans Rally on Port Phillip
David Seaman,
New Livingston Trophy to launch RYCVs summer season. Following skippers comments from last year, a second option has been introduced to this event with the addition of a daylight only race. Those who want to sharpen their overnight skills can do the complete 22 hours, and for the less hardy there is now the 7 hour race on the Saturday. Event dates are 16th and 17th October.... [more]
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2009 6mR World Cup - news and results
Event media,
In the final day of racing for the 2009 6mR World Cup, the fleet that had traveled from eleven countries on three continents, raced in moderate conditions combining wind from 8-15 knots with rain squalls. One race was run for each division with a four 1.5nm leg course set at 040 degrees.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait, but how's your night sailing?
BW Media,
Whether it's true technically or not, sailing at night carries additional risks for the leisure sailor, as ambitious 16-year-old Jessica Watson has just discovered, so it's a good idea to experience night sailing under friendly controlled circumstances when you first try it. Heaven Can Wait could be your answer. Why is is riskier and what on earth is 'Heaven can Wait'?,... [more]
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Maxi Rolex Cup images from Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Renowned photographer Carlo Borlenghi images from the Maxi Rolex Cup held at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Italy.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Final Day - Winners take their opportunities
KPMS,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup final day's report. Good news also for those yachts still within touching distance of the top. A race would mean opportunity and in yacht-racing opportunity is everything, but only if you are prepared to take it. If only it were so simple.... [more]
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World Match Tour - Danish Open - the young guns T-bone
Kinley Fowler,
World Match Tour Danish Open. Tensions rose however in the final race of the round robin when there was a big collision with Adam Minoprio's New Zealand boat BlackMatch Racing in their heated duel, as the possibility of a half-point deduction loomed.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Louis Vuitton World Series in Match Racing headwinds
Richard Gladwell,
Just days after being launched in Paris, the Louis Vuitton World Series would seem to be beating into a stiffening breeze. At the launch of the new Series along with the World Sailing Teams Association, questions were immediately raised as to how the new event would work with the existing World Match Racing Tour and the strictures of the International Sailing Federation... [more]
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Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 starts Sunday
Event Media,
There will be 49 series boats to leave for The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6,50 on Sunday. If the majority are French of course - 30 - the Italians come second with six citizens. There are then two Spanish, two English, two Australians, two Germans and finally a Portuguese skipper, a New Zealander, one Swiss, a Dutchman and a South African ... and only two women among 47 men.... [more]
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America's Cup E-Mailbag - latest correspondence
Various correspondents,
More letters as the life is slowly choked out of the America's Cup. Sail-World is happy to publish our readers' views an opinions on the America's Cup: Please address your contributions to nzeditor@sail-world.com. Here Skip Lissiman (Australia II) comments, plus a letter from Spain... [more]
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Images from 'Frisco: Big Boat Series, Day 2
Erik Simonson, h2oshots.com,
Erik Simonson of www.h20shots.com provide this gallery of images from the Big Boat Series sailed in San Francisco, today.... [more]
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Jessica Watson - collision mystery
Nancy Knudsen,
Sadly, 16-year-old Jessica Watson's collision with a ship at sea in a shipping lane is just ordinary inexperience and miscalculation. Her AIS would have made her aware of it in good time. She therefore had the capacity to turn away, and, at a speed of probably 5 knots, get the hell out of there! Why didn't she do it?... [more]
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Dragon World Championship final report and images - Jensen's victory
Event Media,
Dragon Worlds final day's report and images from the event. The eighth and final race on Friday was decisive for the Gaastra Dragon Worlds in Medemblik. The new world champion has not won a race this week but sailed a very consistent series.... [more]
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Kite Surfing World Record Video
Sail-World.com,
Kitesurfers Ben Morrison-Jack and James Weight left Cape Grim, near Stanley on Tasmania's North West tip to attempt the first kitesurfing, non-stop, unassisted crossing of Bass Strait.... [more]
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Six Metre World Cup Day Four - Difficult conditions for the fleet
6mR World Cup Media,
Six Metre World Cup Day 4 report. Today, rainsqualls and limited visibility added to the strong northeast wind. In the Classics Division, Titia (GBR-22) won both races of the day (5 and 6 of the series) co-skippered by Andy Postle and Andy Prince.... [more]
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The Pope anoints the Louis Vuitton World Series
Paul Henderson,
Former International Sailing Federation President, Paul Henderson writes giving his thoughts on the Louis Vuitton World Series: Several years ago Cayard and Coutts met me in Los Angeles and we discussed this same concept and it was a 'no brainer' (as you say). The only difference is that they came to ISAF at the concept stage but that is a detail but with no sponsor like Louis Vuitton.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2009 Day Four - Leaders hold steady
Event Media,
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup fleet were divided into two main groups today. One batch undertook a coastal course, whilst the other some short course racing. Most of the overnight leaders put in good or reasonable performances and even those that had difficult days did enough to maintain their positions.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team - Long day on the water at Danish Open
Kyle Langford,
Mirsky Racing Team's Kyle Langford has filed this report from the Danish Open. Light winds plagued the 2009 Danish Open today as race organisers only managed to get four flights underway in the unusual Arhus weather.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton World Series: Hong Kong looks a Gift Horse in the mouth
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asian Editor,
Sailors in Hong Kong are no doubt delighted that the city is still on the short list of places to host a regatta in the Series. But the Hong Kong Government have as much imagination as a box of whelks, and tend to see problems before opportunities. Will they be albe to appreciate the enormous media and PR exposure that a LVWS event in Hong Kong would generate for the city?... [more]
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More images from Day One of the Rolex Big Boat Series
Chuck Lantz,
The San Francisco Bay fog politely left just enough open space for the first day of the Rolex Big Boat Series.... [more]
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The America's Cup has been mugged
Angus Phillips, Washington Post,
Team New Zealand won the America's Cup from Dennis Conner in San Diego in 1995. In March 1997, a protester of Maori heritage slipped into the trophy room with a sledgehammer hidden on his person and bashed the silver ewer to a pretzeled hulk when no one was looking. My question is, where is that sledgehammer-wielding man when we need him?... [more]
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Melbourne to Geelong -51 boats, 25 degrees, 15- 20 knots from North
John Curnow,
And that's just got to be awesome for the inaugural Melbourne to Geelong race tomorrow, Saturday September 12. You didn't read it here, but with those breezes I would be tipping the 54nm Course Four for Division One and Course Five for Div Two.... [more]
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‘Brotherhood of the Sea' comes to Jessica Watson's aid
Bob Wonders,
Marine industry companies stand firm with Jessica Watson. Gold Coast City Marina's Leigh-Smith described the actions of the companies that stepped forward to assist as being a first class example of 'the Brotherhood of the Sea.'... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series Day One - Class leaders emerge
Dana Paxton,
Rolex Big Boat Series day one report. Over 1,000 sailors on 97 boats in 11 classes are competing through Sunday, September 13. The largest one-design fleet is the J/105 class with 25 boats.... [more]
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Images from 'Frisco: Big Boat Series, Day 1
Erik Simonson, h2oshots.com,
Erik Simonson of www.h20shots.com provide this gallery of images from the Big Boat Series sailed in San Francisco, today.... [more]
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Dragon Worlds Day Four and Jensen is back on top
Event media,
Dragon Worlds - Poul Richard Hoj Jensen is back on top of the leaderboard. He has a lead of only two point over Lars Hendrikson which promises a very exiting final race tomorrow.... [more]
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Crisp finishes seventh at RS:X World Championship
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Jessica Crisp has finished seventh at the 2009 RS:X World Championship in Weymouth, England, getting an invaluable look at the venue for the 2012 London Olympic Games.... [more]
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Danish Open - Solid start for Mirsky Racing Team
Kyle Langford,
Danish Open - The Mirsky Racing Team got off to a solid start on the opening day in Aarhus with a 3-0 scorecard. This morning saw the first group complete their races with Jes Gram Hansen and his Trifork Racing Team the obvious stand out as they went onto win four from five races in spectacular fashion in the shifty conditions of Aarhus.... [more]
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