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In case you did not know, the Win a Laser competition on Sail-World has just four days left.

What would you do with a Laser? Sail it yourself, give it to the kids or the grankids or your Club. Well you won't need to think about it if you don't enter the competition. Is been running since March 25th and it finishes this Friday.

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FOUR DAYS LEFT!!! Win a Laser sailing boat!! - value AUD$9,200 - NZ$11

What would you do with a new Laser? Some will sail them, lots in Masters, Others plan to give it to their Grandkids...but if you've not entered the competition you wont have to think about it!! Have you entered this competion yet? It closes on September 25th, in four days, so do it NOW!! http://www.laser-sailing.net/sweepstakes_form.cfm?SSid=32!Enter_online_now!new to win a choice of a Lase... [more]
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Sail for Gold - Australian Gold in 49er and Laser classes
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team has won Gold in a dominant display in the 49er and Laser classes at the Sail for Gold Regatta. Australia's 49er crew Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen and Laser sailor Tom Slingsby only had to start their medal races to take victory.... [more]
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Images from SF Bay: 29er US Nationals - Day 1
Erik Simonson, h2oshots.com,
Erik Simonson of www.h20shots.com provides this gallery of images from Day 1 of the US 29er Nationals being sailed in San Francisco... [more]
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Al Hamra Island, Ras al Khaimah - video call
Sail-World Asia,
It's another video-visit to Ras al Khaimah, courtesy of Astrid in Dubai. There's certainly activity on Al Hamra Island. Tents. Tarmac. Tape measures. Take a look:... [more]
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Formula World Championships 2009 - Allison Shreeve report
Allison Shreeve media,
Formula Windsurfing World Championships report. In the lead going into the final day of racing, the four time Formula Windsurfing World Champion, had to wait out an intense day on the beach to see whether the light and unstable winds would co-operate sufficiently for the race organizers to be able to set a course.... [more]
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2009 Melbourne to Stanley Race - Get ready... Get set! Go Calm?
John Curnow,
Eh? What does that all mean then? Well, 'Calm' only had her first ever coat of anti-foul a few months ago and now's she's getting her first ever ocean main sorted, as the crew prepare her for the 2009 Melbourne to Stanley. Recently, 'Calm' took out Line Honours in the inaugural Melbourne to Geelong and there were a lot of smiles around then and today.... [more]
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Bureau of Met conducting free seminars on Sydney Weather Radars
Bureau of Meteorology,
To celebrate the commissioning of the new Sydney (Terrey Hills) Weather Radar, the Bureau of Meteorology is conducting free seminars for all who take an interest in the weather radar images... [more]
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Incident No. 12 - Double Tragedy
MAIB/Sail-World Cruising,
The best mistakes to learn by are other people's. This is especially so with sailing. In this anecdote, the twelfth in the series, we present a real sailing situation which was investigated by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), and SEVEN lessons deduced. Can you identify the lessons? (Find answers at the end of the story)... [more]
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Images from Skandia Sail for Gold, Weymouth
onedition,
onedition presents a gallery of images from the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta, sailed at the 2012 Olympic venue in Weymouth, England.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 flies for the final time in Genoa
Bruno Cocozza - Alinghi,
Top international photographer, Bruno Cocozza, took these images of Alinghi 5 in one of her last training sessions in Genoa, Italy, before being shipped to the United Arab Emirates.... [more]
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Coutts' letter released to ISAF President on Cup secret agreement
Richard Gladwell,
In a confidential letter to the International Sailing Federation, BMW Oracle Racing skipper and CEO, Sir Russell Coutts requested a meeting with the ISAF Executive Committee. The Executive Committee met last weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark and Sail-World understands that a meeting took place, with both BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi, with ISAF meeting both separately.... [more]
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Alinghi wins third consecutive multihull Championship on Lake Geneva
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat. Alinghi Media,
The Alinghi Décision 35 team, led by Ernesto Bertarelli, won the Challenge Julius Baer multihull series for the third consecutive year. Alinghi has competed in every D35 championship on Lake Geneva since the 35ft one-design series began in 2004 and this year, as in recent events, the crew of six has been up against some of the most talented multihull sailors in the world... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - the wrap
Barbara Mc Gowan,
No one knew quite what to expect, even though a year and a half of planning went into getting 19 teams from 14 nations to Newport, R.I., for the inaugural New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ's mission accomplished with win in MedCup
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand has won the final regatta in the Audi MedCup circuit and taken the 2009 series title. Only one race was held on the last day at Cartagena, Spain. NZL380 finished second behind Synergy (Russia). NZL380 finished the regatta on 10 points, followed by Bigamist 7 (Portugal) on 23 and Quantum Racing (USA) on 27.... [more]
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Get in early for Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 accommodation!
Kristie Kaighin,
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Book now and secure some great accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2010.... [more]
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Footloose gets free kick to win Cock of the Huon
Peter Campbell,
The Cock of the Huon for 2009 is Stewart Geeves' Young 88 Footloose . The Cock of the Huon was the second race in the Derwent Sailing Squadron/Huon Yacht Club's traditional Pipe Opener Series that marks the starting of summer sailing season for 2009-2010 in southern Tasmania... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - Great Britian tops Gold Medal count
Matchtight,
Britain's sailors collected nine medals at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. Their performances also helped British sailors win five of the 13 overall World Cup series titles. But it was Dutch crews that won the most gold medals at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, winning the women's 470, Match Racing and the Paralympic 2.4mR classe.... [more]
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Caja Mediterráneo Region of Murcia Trophy - Winners are grinners
MedCup media,
Islas Canarias won today to clinch the Audi MedCup for the GP42 Series, whilst Emirates Team New Zealand won their fourth regatta on the trot and are Audi MedCup 2009 TP52 champions... [more]
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Sail for Gold - Finns give Weymouth venue big tick
Robert Deaves IFA,
The final day of the 2009 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, UK. An overnight change in the weather had brought soaring temperatures, sunny skies and light winds in the early morning and then a ostponement as what wind there was fizzled away. After a week of strong winds and great sailing, despite a massive media presence, nature had the last laugh.... [more]
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Sail for Gold Regatta Womens Match Racing images from Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Ingrid Abery images from the Womens Match Racing competition at the Sail for Gold Regatta, currently underway in Weymouth, UK... [more]
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Latest 42 South leads fleet home in Tasmanian ‘Pipe Opener'
Peter Campbell,
Hobart yachtsman Mark Ballard's latest yacht named 42 South has led the fleet home in her first overnight race in Tasmanian waters, last night's first race in the Derwent Sailing Squadron/Huon Yacht Club's Pipe Opener Series.... [more]
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ISAF invites bids to host 2011 ISAF Nations Cup
ISAF,
International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is inviting bids to host the Grand Final and Regional Finals of the 2011 ISAF Nations Cup. Held five times previously, the Nations Cup triggers a pyramid of events, with nations holding club and then national championships to select their teams to attend the Regional Finals... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - Aussies win two classes with a day to spare
Craig Heydon,
Skandia Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth Australian crews have wrapped up victory in two classes with one day of racing remaining at the Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth, England, with a third class still in the balance for the Australian Sailing Team.... [more]
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Gosford to Lord Howe Race - Rivalry between top race contenders
Peter Campbell,
Hempel Paints 36th Gosford – Lord Howe Island Yacht Race -Ocean racing rivalry between Sydney-based AFR Midnight Rambler and Tow Truck from Lake Macquarie which starts on Saturday, 31 October.... [more]
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Sail for Gold Regatta - Great day on the water for Aussie sailors
Craig Heydon,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta Weymouth - Great day on the water for Aussie sailors - - The impressive results have continued for the Australian's at the Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth, England, with race wins in the 49er, RS:X, Laser and Women's Match Racing classes on an entertaining day.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 fleet in La Rochelle - Protest results pending
Clipper media,
All ten of the Clipper 09-10 yachts are now berthed in La Rochelle. Talk on the pontoons has been about one subject - the Race Committee's decision to protest two of the yachts, Hull & Humber and Cork, for contravening the sailing instructions - and what that might mean to the points each team will win for Race 1.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team move up ISAF World Match Racing rankings list
Kinley Fowler,
Mirsky Racing Team tops the World Match Racing Tour leader board and is now ranked second on the ISAF World Match Racing rankings. MRT had a strong start to the season with a third place in the Marseille Match Race followed by two disappointing results in both Germany and Korea.... [more]
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SB3 National Titles to call Sail Port Stephens home for next two years
Event Media,
The SB3's will make their way to Sail Port Stephens next year and will call the April regatta on the New South Wales mid North Coast their national championships home for 2010 & 2011. One of the fastest growing one design classes in the world, there are now 26 SB3's in Australia, and importer Rod Jones' Ocean Buro, is confident a large number of them will compete at Sail Port Stephens.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash and 24 h race - October Long Weekend!
Mark Cherrington,
In just over two weeks' time, the 2009 Heaven Can Wait (HCW) charity yacht race kicks off on Lake Macquarie, just south of Newcastle, NSW. It incorporates a 24-hour overnight race along with a shorter 'One Lap Dash', and raises funds for cancer research and support programs, as well as for the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol. Enter NOW!!!... [more]
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Shaw 650 sportboats come aboard as sponsors of HCW regatta
HCW Event Media,
Shaw650.com, the licensed builder of the Shaw 650 sportboat, has signed up as a sponsor to the 2009-2010 Heaven Can Wait (HCW) 24 hour race and One Lap Dash, with a significant cash donation... [more]
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8 million Canadians defy new boating licence law
Sail-World Cruising,
Canadians have always been thought of as pretty law abiding people, but they are refusing to get a boating licence. This week the new Canadian boating licence - called a 'Pleasure Craft Operator Card' - became law, and Canadian authorities estimate that 8 million out of a total of 10 million boaters in Canada have failed to take the test and get a licence.... [more]
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Magic 25 fleet growing in Canberra - National Class Association formed
Neil Primrose,
The Magic 25 Association has been formed to support owners, hold events, and establish a Register, promote the Class. A circuit of regattas, including state and national champs has been organised in the ACT, NSW and Vic. It wants to help owners who may not be using their boats to put them onto the market - make better use of their capital and get the boats back onto the water with new owners.... [more]
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Sturrocks' Ship Chandlery celebrates 30 years
Jeni Bone,
The brothers Sturrock, John and Doug, began their “famous ship chandlery” business in 1979, first setting up shop in Birkenhead Point followed a year later at d'Albora Marinas Rushcutters Bay.... [more]
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