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Just You, 24 hours , Lake Macquarie and your sponsors, Jessica hits back...all the news.

Last year Sail-World was one of the sponsors of the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race which raises funds for Mens Cancer Research and for the Marine Rescue Service (RVCP )and we have our shoulders to the wheel again this year. We are very much heartened by the Sponsors race, that is happening online. f you can't be out on Lake Macquarie at 2am freezing your butt off this Sunday morning,you can still be involved!!

Please read the latest story and see how you can support the event and the charities.

All South East Queenslanders want to talk about at the moment is 16 year old Jessica Watson. She provided some extra information for us today.. and there is more to come.

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Just you, 24 hours and Lake Macquarie – plus your sponsoring mates!!
Event media,
Last year the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race raised early $13,000 for charity and this year the Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club is on track to beat that record. In a Heaven Can Wait first, a virtual web based sponsorship race is increasing donations collected for the Cancer Council of NSW and widening audience participation ahead of the 24 hours race and the One Lap Dash.... [more]
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Jessica Watson blames instruments for bulk carrier collision
Nancy Knudsen,
Australian 16 year old Jessica Watson, who is aiming for the Round the World youngest sailor record has responded strongly to the Maritime Safety Queensland's damning assessment of the incident where her yacht was involved with a collision with a bulk carrier off the Queensland coast recently.... [more]
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Original Boxing Kangaroo flag heads home
AOC,
The original boxing kangaroo flag flown on Australia II when it won the America's Cup in 1983 is on its way home to Australia. Today, another Australia II crewman, Skip Lissiman, accepted the flag and presented the bar with a new BK flag signed by the crew who rested the auld mug New York Yacht Club 26 years ago to the day.... [more]
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Tasmanian Sailing Academy Sailors ready for NSW Youth Championships
richard scarr,
The Tasmanian Sailing Academy (supported by Yachting Tasmania, Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and Dinghy Group) has eight members taking part in the NSW Youth Championships at Georges River 16ft Skiff sailing club on the 3rd-5th of October 2009.... [more]
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Bird Island Race - Maxi takes line honours
Jennifer Crooks,
Peter Millard and John Honan's 98ft maxi Lahana has won line honours in the 85 nautical mile Bird Island race early on Saturday morning in a race time of 9 hours, 38 mins and 37 secs, outside of race record time. The fleet of 25 yachts started racing at 1900hrs in 20-25knots of N/NW breeze and once offshore experienced strong NE winds heading to Bird Island.... [more]
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1st Asia Superyacht Conference announces more keynote speakers
SSA,
Superyacht Singapore Association (SSA), organisers of the 1st Asia Superyacht Conference to be held 13-15 October in Singapore, has announced further enhancements to the conference.... [more]
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Interview with Tudur Owen from Mirsky Racing Team
Kyle Langford,
Interview with Tudur Owen, Mirsky Racing Team conducted by Kyle Langford. 'I have really enjoyed all of the sailing. The same can be said of match Racing, with only 2 events using the same class of boat the challenges for our team is being able to adapt to the boats and locations and perform as best as we can.' - Tudor Owen... [more]
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PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt Day 2 - Another day spent onshore
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt Day 2. The slalom sailors were tantalizingly close to starting their first heats today, but with variable winds plaguing the event site, they have been forced to wait for another day. Race director Juan Antonio Aragon made every effort to get the racing underway today, but the wind was far too gusty to hold any heats.... [more]
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BYM News back on the market
Marine Business News,
The European Marine News Site BYM News is back on the market. Earlier this year the Gibralter based Marine News site BYMNews.com was advertised for sale because of the illness of CEO Aldous Grenville-Crowther, but was late withdrawn from the markt as his health improved. Last Friday, the site ceased publication of online news and anhour ago released this statement... [more]
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iShares Cup Amsterdam - Seven different race winners
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup Amsterdam. There were seven different race winners in this penultimate event, that was more about tactics than boat handling. Gitana Extreme sailed brilliantly under pressure to win the penultimate iShares Cup Amsterdam event ahead of Oman Sail Renaissance,... [more]
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12 Metre World Championships - Evoking memories
Jan Harley,
2009 12 Metre World Championships final day report. For the final act of the world championships, two races were sailed in all four divisions – Grand Prix, Modern, Traditional and Vintage – before The Candy Store Cup was re-run after being abandoned on day two of racing.... [more]
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Melges 32 World Championship images - New World Champion
Guido Trombetta and Stefano Gattini images,
Melges 32 World Championship images. Bliksem wins title. This gallery of images is presented by Stefano Gattini and Guido Trombetta.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 2: Day 6 - The lead changes again
Clipper Event media,
Clipper 09-10 Race 2: Day 6 report. This morning these fantastic downwind conditions are starting to fade, however, as the wind decreases in strength and the teams report shorter runs over the last 24-hours. The forecasted wind direction and strength is looking very stable over the next 48-hours and many of the teams are taking advantage of this stability to undertake routine checks and essenti... [more]
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Mideast host seeks to calm jitters on America's Cup venue
Brian Murphy,
No one will mistake this for Valencia. To reach the site picked for the next America's Cup, swing past the camel racetrack near the airport. Then pass by South Asian groceries and dusty rows of villas under construction. Finally, turn toward a stretch of the Persian Gulf where the ruling sheiks are building an island shaped a bit like a plant inspired by Dr Seuss.... [more]
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Melges 32 World Championship images
Stefano Gattini/JOE FLY and Guido Trombetta/B-Plan,
Audi Melges 32 World Championship images presented by Stefano Gattini/JOE FLY and Guido Trombetta/B-Plan.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket record attempt - video highlights
Media,
Vestas Sailrocket, piloted by Paul Larsen, has just returned to Walvis Bay, Namibia to attempt to break the sailing speed record now held by L'Hydroptere. Enjoy these highlights from the team's previous record attempts.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket arrives back in Walvis Bay for record attempt
Paul Larsen,
Greetings everyone, once more from the Vestas Sailrocket operations base in Walvis Bay, Namibia. We had maxed out our luggage and it had been a real effort to get everything down here. We had all sorts of fragile toys... some of which are up to 7' long to get through customs and baggage terminals. I... [more]
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Performance Sailcraft & Sail-World.com competition: Who Won the Laser?
www.sail-world.com,
Chris Caldecoat from Performance Sailcraft Australasia, the Central Coast based NSW Laser dinghy manufacturer launched the Win a Laser competition in March 2009 on www.Sail-World.com and the competition closed on Friday 25th September 2009 at midnight.... [more]
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Torvar Mirsky interview - video highlight
Justin Chisholm,
Australia's Torvar Mirsky, from the Mirsky Racing Team (MRT) is the current leader of the World Match Race Tour standings... [more]
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PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt Day 1 - Onshore
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
The 2009 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day 1 report. The race committee put every effort into getting the competitors off the beach and in front of the huge crowds, with the course set from the word go. Unfortunately the promising early morning breeze failed to materialize into anything strong enough for wave, freestyle or even slalom competition today.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 2 Day 5 - Spirit of Australia in pole
Clipper Event Media,
Clipper 09-10 Race 2: La Rochelle - Rio de Janeiro Day 5. Spirit of Australia has moved up into pole position and Cork has been forced to cut away their spinnaker. Spirit of Australia's skipper, Brendan Hall, says, 'We've had a stonkingly fast night of racing and have really stretched our legs, reeling Hull & Humber back in by 10 nautical miles in the last 12 hours and slowly extending our lea... [more]
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12 Metre Worlds Penultimate Day - Brisk northerly just too brisk
Jan Harley,
12 Metre Worlds Penultimate Day - The brisk northerly whipping the flags into a frenzy on Bannister's and Bowen's Wharves also kept the 'AP' or 'postpone' flag flying prominently. With gusts over 25 knots giving credence to the marine forecast for 'a period of northeasterly winds gusting to near gale force' the decision was made to cancel all racing for the day.... [more]
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Myuna Bay Australian OK Sprint Series Day 1
Matt Owen,
Myuna Bay Australian OK Sprint Series Day 1. A scheduled five race format was reduced to three with stand out performances by Tim Davies, Mike Williams and the O'Donnells showing superior strong wind sailing.... [more]
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Melges 32 World Championship images
Stefano Gattini/Joe Fly and Guido Trombetta/B-Plan,
Melges 32 World Championship images from Stefano Gattini/Joe Fly and Guido Trombetta/B-Plan.... [more]
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Fleet gets home for AFL grand final
Peter Campbell,
A decision by Derwent Sailing Squadron race officer Tony Nicholas to finish Friday night's first race of the Combined Club's Offshore Yachting Series at the Iron Pot enabled crews to return to Hobart in time for some rest before this afternoon's AFL grand final.... [more]
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Marine Safety Queensland reports Jessica was probably asleep
Bw Media Roundup,
It was always a mystery. On September 09, 16 year old Jessica Watson, keen to be the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world in her her first night at sea on her yacht, Ella's Pink Lady, collided with a 63,000 tonne Chinese coal carrier, Silver Yang off the southern Queensland coastline at about 2.10am. The questions were many, and now it seems they have been answered.... [more]
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PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Registration Day
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Registration Day. For many of the sailors today was a fairly relaxed affair. After collecting their equipment and registering, the majority spent the afternoon rigging, and meeting up with friends.... [more]
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Schuyler's America's Cup letter still relevant after 122 years
Sail-world.com,
Back in May this year, Sail-World published the letter to which reference is often made regarding the need, perceived or real, for the Challenger to provide a Customs House Registry certificate so the Defender can be assured of the dimensions of the Challenging yacht. Over the months of Court Hearings and submissions the matter still has not been resolved, and the letter has a new significance... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Day 4 Spinnaker wraps take their toll
Clipper Event media,
Clipper 09-10. Over the last few days several of the teams have suffered from spinnaker wraps which have led to sail damage and some slow 12 hour runs. Skipper Matt Pike and his crew on board Edinburgh Inspiring Capital suffered this fate yesterday, which goes some way to explaining why they are currently lying in tenth place.... [more]
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iShares Cup Amsterdam: Another bang, crash collision and Leader holed
iShares Cup,
iShares Cup Amsterdam - The trickiest racecourse on the European circuit proved testing for the nine Extreme 40s. After yesterday's practice day which saw Mike Golding's Ecover on the dockside undergoing overnight repairs, the teams were in little doubt that the first day of racing at the iShares Cup Amsterdam on the IJ-Haven canal could be a ‘make or break' scenario.... [more]
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Now the judging - Win a Laser sailing boat - AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495

The 2009 Win A Laser competition closed last night, 10pm in Auckland, Midnight in Sydney, 2am in Hong Kong . Now the judges are poring over the thousands of entries. You entered online to win a choice of a Laser 4.7, a Laser Radial or a Laser Standard sailing boat, built by Performance Sailcraft Australasia in its Australian factory. You needed to answer 20 quick questions and in 25 words or l... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2009 - First International entrant arrives
Jennifer Crooks,
Charisma, the S & S 57 owned by Spanish banker Alejandro Perez Calzada, sailing under the burgee of Royal Nautical Club of Barcelona, has arrived in Sydney three months prior to the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2009.... [more]
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Australian marine electronics company GME celebrates 50 years
Tracey Johnstone,
Australian electronics company GME celebrates this year a significant milestone; 50 years of designing and supplying world-class radio communications equipment to the marine industry. Founded in 1959 by avid sailor Ted Dunn, Greenwich Marine Electronics, more commonly known as GME, originally started out as a small, two-way communications company, servicing the land communications market.... [more]
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12 Metre World Championship - No surprises
Jan Harley,
12 Metre World Championship. There were no surprises in the finishes posted by the 17 Twelves who completed only a single race today at the 2009 12 Metre World Championship. After sailing out to the old America's Cup racecourse off Brenton Point, the wind speed took a nosedive as it changed direction from WSW to NNW, leaving the competitors drifting for close to two hours.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - 73 yachts have entered so far
Event Media,
Two weeks to go to close of entries and the 2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race looks set for another cracking edition -its 30th. 73 yachts have entered so far, only five short of last year's record number. The varied fleet will have different aspirations, but from the largest, ICAP Leopard, to the smallest, Sipi's Song; from the ten launched in 2009 to the oldest launched in 1974, Zizanie... [more]
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Colgate World Cup Sylt Event preview
PWA World Tour Media,
2009 PWA World Tour's final competition draws ever closer the pressure rises amongst the sailors, and Sylt's iconic Westerland beach gears up for what promises to be a dramatic conclusion to the season. From September 25th through to October 4th the Worlds best wave sailors, freestylers, and slalom sailors will battle it out forfinal end of year rankings, share of the €105,000 prize purse... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Thomson announces co-skipper
Alex Thomson Racing,
Hot on the heels of announcing his new boat (Info) Alex has announced his co skipper for the TJV on the 8 November will be his long time boat captain Ross Daniel. Ross, like Alex, started his career at Clipper, then went onto skipper on their round the world race before venturing into the IMOCA class.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - Italian campaign confirmed
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - An Italian campaign led by Giovanni Soldini has been officially confirmed for the race. Italia 70 has acquired and will compete aboard Ericsson 3, the second generation Volvo Open 70 which carried the Nordic team's hopes in the 2008-09 event. Italia 70 will draw on Italian yachtsmen and women to build a national offshore racing team.... [more]
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What would we do without the volunteer rescuers? - Latest news
Chris Carson, Bridport News/Sail-World Cruising,
They are doing it every week in most popular sailing grounds of the world, but the rescue of lone sailor John Orme-Dawson whose boat hit rocks in thick fog off Golden Cap on the Dorset coast in the UK was probably the most hazardous carried out by local rescuers this summer, say officials.... [more]
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iShares Cup Amsterdam - Crash, bang and first collision of the round
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup Amsterdam collison report. There was dramatic racing on the water during the preview media day of the iShares Cup Amsterdam this afternoon when in the fourth race of the day, Mike Golding's Ecover was hit by Oman Sail Renaissance, skippered by Loick Peyron, in a classic port starboard confrontation.... [more]
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