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Etchells, Laminators job vacancies, TP52, Sailrocket and all the latest news.

A huge long weekend, news from the Etchells on Lake Macquarie, the TP52's, the AC and more.

There is still time to make your Mens Cancer Research donation via the HeavenCanWait.com.au website now. The Club will have raised more than $18k, you can still add dollars to the Boat sponsorships right now at www.heavencanwait.com.au
I played with the new www.Predictwind.com upgrade while at the www.HeavenCanWait regatta. Very user friendly and lots of great data.

Will have full report from the HCW tomorrow and more over the next week.

PSA, who just finished their Win A Laser competition are looking for more staff,not suprising when you look at the surging demand, you might want to flick the story to any laminator sailing mates, looking for an interesting position inside the industry.

The Sail-World Team

Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - Two more entries announced
PR 4 Sail,
The World Sailing Teams Association (WSTA) and Louis Vuitton are delighted to announce the addition of two world-class sailing teams for the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta to be held in Nice next month (7th to 22d November). This brings the regatta total to eight confirmed teams, which is the ideal number for end-of-summer expected weather conditions... [more]
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Windchaser's 2009 24 hour Heaven Can Wait race
Mark Cherrington,
This year's race was GREAT. Sure we had our moments of doubt and 'at what point do we decide it's too hard?' what with the rain, the cold, the predicted high winds, the need to protect the crew -- but in the end, we were having too much fun.... [more]
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Marine Industry Positions - Experienced Fiberglass Laminators
Experienced Fiberglass Laminators, with an interest in Sailing preferred required by the Asia-Pacific manufacturers of the Laser dinghy, the top selling boat in the world. Must be experienced with Weight controlled Hand Laminating, competent with air and electrical hand tools.... [more]
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Racing commences for 2009 Interdominion Secondary Schools Team titles
Suellen Hurling,
Six teams are vying for the podium position in the 2009 Interdominion Secondary Schools Team Racing Championship.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team undefeated at Argo Group Gold Cup
Kinley Fowler,
The 102nd Bermuda Gold Cup got underway today in Hamilton Bermuda, Mirsky Racing Team tops the group one leader board securing 4 wins from 4 races in tricky conditions.... [more]
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Bertrand, Palfrey and Slingsby take the Honours at Lake Macquarie
Rob Kothe,
America's Cup legend John Bertrand and his crew of Olympians Andrew Palfrey and Tom Slingsby added another title to his collection by leading a hot 36 boat Etchells fleet at the Lake Macquarie's Spring Regatta over the weekend. Full results, photos here.... [more]
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TP52 Worlds 2009 - Quantum Racing - Out for Blood
Lulu Roseman,
Australian Phil 'Blood' Jameson shoots the breeze with Lulu Roseman after helping his crew aboard Quantum Racing win the practice race ahead of the TP 52 Worlds in the Bay of Palma.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup Bermuda - Penalty flags fly
World Match Racing Tour Media,
Undefeated in all four matches current Tour leader Torvar Mirsky (AUS) and his Mirsky Racing Team leads Group 1 on opening day of Argo Group Gold Cup. In the Iehl/Corbett flight, Iehl was black flagged and the match automatically went to Corbett. Umpire Henry Menin said 'Iehl had two penalty flags and if he had more flags on the boat they would have pulled them out, too.'... [more]
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Pacific Mini Games 2009 Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Review
ISAF Media,
The Cook Islands, Tahiti and New Caledonia all won gold medals in the sailing events of the 2009 Pacific Mini Games held in the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands hosted the eighth Pacific Mini Games, a scaled-down version of the main Pacific Games which allows the smaller nations of the region to compete against one another. Sailing was included on the sports programme for the second time.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket - Team happy with steady run
Vestas Sailrocket team/Paul Larsen,
Vestas Sailrocket news from Paul Larsen. 'Righto, here we go again. Outside it has all the makings of a good day... but it is a great day that we seek. I'm taking no chances and have doubled the size of the launch anchor which Vestas Sailrocket strains against once the guy holding the nose into the wind let's go as we commence a run.'... [more]
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TP52 World Championships - A Quantum day
Event media,
TP52 World Championships - A delay while the sea-breeze built to allow a start just after 1520hrs afforded the ten TP52 crews the chance to make final preparations and to ease gently into the championships. The top three boats proved to be those which started best.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Day 15 - Hull & Humber suffers major spinnaker damage
Clipper event media,
Clipper 09-10 - Hull & Humber has suffered major spinnaker damage as Team Finland continues to extend their lead at the front of the fleet.... [more]
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America's cup: TVNZ's ONE Sport visits Ras al-Khaimah
Martin Tasker,
ONE Sport's Yachting reporter, Martin Tasker, visited the proposed America's Cup venue of Ras al-Khaimah in United Arab Emirates and filed this report, showing the state of preparation, three and a half months from the 33rd Match... [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, and now comment on the latest decisions from the New York Supreme Court... [more]
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Upgrades to Predictwind go live - many new features
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
A new version of Predictwind the popular online wind information application has gone live. Many new features have been incorporated in this version, which has a completely new look and feel. The user can now drive the application via a series on on screen options, that allow you to toggle between different features, feeds and views.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 arrives in Dubai - latest images and video
Astrid van der Knaap/Sail-World Asia,
Alinghi 5, the 90x90 cat built to defend the America's Cup, has arrived in Dubai. But, with the AC going back to court, whether she'll have anyone to race against remains to be seen.... [more]
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TP52 World Championship 2009 - A different strategy required
Event media,
TP52 World Championships, which start with tomorrow's Practice Race, represent a whole new opportunity. For certain most of the teams are familiar with the host club, the Real Club Nautico de Palma and the venue, not least the three teams for whom the Bay of Palma represents their home waters.... [more]
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Interview with Mike Urwin, RORC Rating office Technical Director
Louay Habib,
In this interview Mike Urwin, RORC Rating office Technical Director, explains some of the changes proposed to IRC, and the overall objective of the IRC rule.... [more]
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TeamOrigin confirms Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta entry
Henry Foster,
TeamOrigin, the British America's Cup sailing team, today confirmed its entry in the new Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta to be held in Nice, France. TeamOrigin's entry in the Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas forms the mainstay of the team's extensive sailing programme for 2010.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket - The wind is up so its shake-down time
Paul Larsen,
Latest news from Paul Larsen and the Vestas Sailrocket team. It's a bright sunny day and the wind is building. It's forecast to be between 18-23 knots so there is the potential for a good day.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Nine entries one year out from start
Tim Kelly,
Velux 5 Oceans race is shaping up to be the most successful for a decade. This winter will see major preparations as the contestants ready themselves for their great adventure, a solo circumnavigation of the world south of the three great Capes, which has only been achieved by 173 people in history.... [more]
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World Match Race Tour - Williams seeks Bermuda boost in bid for title
Kate Brewer,
Ian Williams, heads to Bermuda this week for the penultimate event of the 2009 season. The Argo Group Gold Cup is the oldest Match Racing event in the world involving one design yachts and will take place at Hamilton Harbour, Bermuda from October 6-11.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10, Race 2 Day 14 - Moving again
Clipper Event Media,
Clipper 09-10, Race 2 Day 14 report. California's skipper Pete Rollason is pleased to get moving once more. But as Team Finland and the rest of the fleet head further south the wind pressure will begin to drop as they enter the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ICTZ), an area of light to zero wind commonly known as the Doldrums.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 2009 photos
Blake Middleton,
With rain, wind, more rain, storms, higher winds and 24 hours of fantastic offshore racing inshore on Lake Maquarie, the photos show only a tiny slice of the Heaven Can Wait race.... [more]
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Ellen MacArthur has something important to do
BT Team Ellen,
As Ellen explained on the show, her passion for the sea is just as strong as ever but equally her passion for sustainability is very much at the heart of her activities.... [more]
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Governor of Victoria officially opens new Sandringham Yacht Club
Di Pearson,
The stunning brand new Sandringham Yacht Club situated in Melbourne, Australia, has officially opened its doors in an all-day and evening extravaganza attended by an overwhelming 3,000 plus members and their guests on the weekend.... [more]
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Whitsunday Sailing Club - an excellent racing venue
Ian Grant,
Whitsunday Sailing Club has emerged as a major player in bidding for National and International championship regattas on their Pioneer Bay courses.... [more]
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PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt Day 9 - Restricted competition
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt Day 9 - With the wave contest fully complete, it was only the freestyle and slalom guys that could have possibly competed on the final day of the Colgate World Cup Sylt.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Mistakes at sea can be costly
Clipper event media,
Clipper 09-10. Race 2, Day 13. A salutary lesson for the skipper and crew of Qingdao yesterday - mistakes at sea can be costly.... [more]
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Natelle Two takes Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's Channel Race
Peter Campbell,
Glen Roper's 34-year-old yacht Natelle Two won the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's opening race of the season. The final factor in Natelle Two's handicap win as she beat to windward back up the River Derwent was a shift to the east off the Garrow Light which enabled her to almost lay the finish line.... [more]
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Australia's Douglass Team take second Tasar World title
TANSW Publicity,
Nicole Rob and Douglass – father and daughter team are now dual World Champions having taken the 2009 Tasar World Title at Wakayama, Japan from a fleet of 78 boats. Hotly contested, the lead switched many times throughout the initial stages of the regatta. The Douglass team taking hold until mid way through with a strong line of podium finishes in the second half.... [more]
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International Tornado Association's New Committee and website
Patricia Kirschner Ross,
The International Tornado Association, ITA, is pleased to reveal its new-look Committee headed by ITA President and Olympic Bronze Medalist, Roland Gaebler... [more]
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APC Logistics - Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta - Results
TD Media,
APC Logistics - Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta - Tony Considine's Mad Max takes a clean sweep of five from five line honours and Darren Drew's Indian Chief takes the handicap double, first overall OMR and overall PHS. These two lightweight power house Grainger designed cats were first and second respectively in every race of the Regatta point score heats.... [more]
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Marine Rescue NSW – Now accepting new members
Marine Rescue NSW,
Marine Rescue NSW is now accepting new members. As a Marine Rescue NSW volunteer you'll be joining over 2,000 trained professionals who share your commitment to helping the community in a marine environment.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup is back in Perth after eight years
The Hub Marketing Communications,
After a hiatus of eight years, the Sunseeker Australia Cup has returned to Perth attracting the world's most elite skippers and their crew from around the world to contest the hottest invitation only event from 26 – 29 November 2009. In an effort to show the action packed racing within arm's reach (being only a few metres from the Swan River shoreline) the key racing will be hosted in Perth waters... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup enters the Theatre of the Absurd
Richard Gladwell,
Just hours after Alinghi 5 was unloaded from a freighter in the United Arab Emirates state of Ras al Khaimah, the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup was filing papers in the New York Supreme Court contesting the venue selected by the Defender. For what was its shop window event, the sailing world now has a tragicomedy.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Spirit of Australia moves into overall lead
Clipper Ventures Media,
The North Atlantic Scoring Gate, the elusive, 80-mile-wide target to the south of the Canary Islands, over which an area of light air had rather inconveniently parked itself, has finally been crossed by Spirit of Australia. The only southern hemisphere team in Clipper 09-10 crossed the gate 1830 UT last night and scores three points Brisbane-based skipper, Brendan Hall and his crew.... [more]
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PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day 8
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
The women hit the water first whilst the conditions looked a little less brutal, but it didn't take long for the wind to increase and the shore break to build, creating an amazing scene for the thousands of spectators gathered on the beach. With a constant 25 knots and gusts of up to 40 knots, it really was an incredible sight, and the women put in a solid performance in the toughest of conditions... [more]
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Sonar World Championship images from Leighton O'Connor
Leighton O'Connor,
Photographer Leighton O'Cconnor presents these images from racing at the Sonar World Championship. Dave Franzel leads by way of countback from Jud Smith.... [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - The last exciting day
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, today was the last, but certainly the most exciting, day of racing in the 2009 edition. The Modern divisions began racing near La Moutte but later went far outside the Gulf on a 27-mile course and were able to pick up significant speeds in 12-13 knot wind.... [more]
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Huge fleet turns out for Opening Day on the Derwent
Peter Campbell,
A fleet of more than 200 boats, including sailing dinghies, ocean racing yachts and motor cruisers provided a spectacular display off Hobart's waterfront this afternoon for the Combined Clubs Opening Day... [more]
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The ORCV – we're not just PC, we're good Corporate Citizen's too!
John Curnow,
OK. Just where am I going with this lot then is that for sure the ORCV is Politically Correct, which is exactly the way it should be. However, the main point is that for the 2006 M2V, the racers got together and sent a container ahead of them to Vanuatu.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket's Final World Record attempt - And so it begins
Paul Larsen,
Vestas Sailrocket's World Record attempt started on October 2nd. Here is today's report from Paul Larsen. And so it begins... with what looks like a rather mild day.... [more]
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Golden Gate rejects America's Cup venue
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Golden Gate Yacht Club, the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup has rejected the venue of Ras al-Khaimah, UAE, selected by the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve. In a statement GGYC have advised that they have requested the New York Supreme Court to reject Ras al-Khaimah and order the 33rd America's Cup match returned to be sailed Valencia, Spain, the venue for the 32nd America's Cup in 2007.... [more]
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Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta line honours to Mad Max
TD Media,
Mad Max takes line honours, Indian Chief takes first on OMR in the opening race of the 2009 APC Logistics Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta based from Sydney's Royal Motor Yacht Club - Broken Bay. A record fleet of large multihulls started in the opening Ocean race for this years regatta which will be sailed over 5 races with one offshore event and 4 inshore races within Pittwater and Broken Bay.... [more]
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Sonar World Championship Day 2 - Smith the Master leads
Andrea Watson,
Sonar World Championship day two - Marblehead sailmaker Jud Smith, master of many classes, continued to lead the Sonar Worlds at the end of the second day of racing.... [more]
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Alinghi responds to Challenger's rejection of America's Cup venue
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
Alinghi skipper and Societe Nautique de Geneve America's Cup Committee member, Brad Butterworth, a four-time America's Cup winner responds to the rejection of the 33rd America's Cup venue by Golden Gate YC.... [more]
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Sailrocket vs. Hydroptère video - Outright World Speed Sailing Record
Matt Thurling,
The Vestas Sailrocket team have returned to Walvis Bay in Namibia for one more assault on the outright speed sailing record. The 28 day record period commences on the 2nd of October. Since Sailrocket was first launched in 2004, the outright speed record has been broken seven times by a variety of different craft. The rival Hydroptère team hold the record, having achieved a speed of 51.36 knots... [more]
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