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National Dinghy Training Centre for the Australian Sailing Team
Craig Heydon,
The National Dinghy Training Centre will provide Australia's leading Olympic and Paralympic class sailors with a dedicated training facility ideally positioned close to the varied conditions offered in and around Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Sail-World expands in North America with marine magazine alliance
Jeni Bone, MarineBusinessWorld.com,
The largest online marine news network in the world, Australia's TetraMedia Marine Group, publishers of Sail-World.com, Powerboat-World.com and MarineBusiness-World.com has announced a strategic alliance with a major North American magazine publisher.... [more]
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2009 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships - Top sailors gather
ISAF (source: Hellenic Sailing Federation),
2009 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships - 16 nations are represented in Greece. Organized by the Hellenic Sailing Federation, the Faliron Olympic Complex at the Marina Delta Falirou is the venue for the 2009 IFDS Worlds, which features competition in all three Paralympic sailing events.... [more]
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Could Outteridge be ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year?
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Nathan Outteridge has been nominated for the prestigious ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Outteridge has had an incredible 12 months, winning all three 49er regattas he has competed in with new crew Iain Jensen, including the 49er World Championship and two ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Leaders put pile on the miles, others still in Doldrums
Clipper Ventures Media,
>It's all still very nip and tuck both at the front and the back of the fleet as the leading pack pulls away from rest of fleet with Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and Uniquely Singapore still stuck in the Doldrums and Qingdao confident of catching Cork... [more]
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Noosa River: A hot bed for future Olympic yachties
Ian Grant,
Noosa River sailors Ryan Palk and Klade Hauschildt remain on course to achieve their personal career ambitions to represent Australia at the Olympics. The Sabot class graduates have already won individual Laser class National championships and represented Australia at World championships but remain totally focused on wearing the Green and Gold sailing rig at a future Olympic regatta.... [more]
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GP42 Global Championship - Practice race
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
GP42 Global Championship Practice race report. Conditions for today's practice racing were perfect for old and new teams alike: a gentle 8-10 knot east-southeast breeze allowed for close maneuvers in the practice starts to test their skills at positioning and timing, and the 1.3-mile legs were long enough to shift gears, play a few shifts, and gauge each other's speed potential for the week.... [more]
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Line7 assets sold to Australian company
www.stuff.co.nz,
Australian firm Charles Parsons is buying the assets of collapsed sports and casual wear manufacturer Line7. The textile wholesaler, which has been a Line7 supplier, said today it was buying 100 percent of the intellectual property related to Line7's brand and all its registered trademarks globally. No value for the deal was disclosed.... [more]
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China Coast Race Week 2009
RHKYC media,
China Coast Race Week 2009 - From this Friday, 30 boats ranging in size from the 76' Reichel Pugh, Jelik II to the 33' X99s (which used to form the backbone of the Hong Kong yachting fleet) will contest China Coast Regatta in the waters to the south east of Hong Kong Island.... [more]
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World Masters Games: Wind postpones Prince Frederik's race
Chris Clarke,
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (DEN) was left high and dry when his sailing event was cancelled due to strong winds at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games on Tuesday.... [more]
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World Masters Games: Emotional opening as sailors pay their respects
Chris Clarke,
A minute's silence for fallen sailors Andrew Short and Sally Gordon before the commencement of today's sailing events at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games set the scene for an emotional first day at the sailing regatta... [more]
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OK Dinghys at Sail Sandy
Nigel Harvey,
Sail Sandy is to be held this weekend at Sandringham Yacht Club, and a strong contingent of OK dinghy sailors are expected to attend still thawing from the arctic conditions experienced in Canberra some weeks ago.... [more]
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UNSW puts on a good show at the 2009 University Teams racing regatta
Ajay Rau,
UNSW puts on a good show at the 2009 Australian University Teams Racing Regatta We fielded a 14 member squad for the Teams Racing Regatta held from October 1 - 4. There were a total of 11 University teams from Sydney, Queensland, Western Australia and Canberra. The level of competition and experience was high........... [more]
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Clipper Round the World 09-10 - The effects of the Doldrums
Clipper Ventures Media,
The effects of the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone), or Doldrums, are now plain for all to see with two well defined groups - one that has managed to slip through to the other side with little or no difficulty and is now powering towards Rio de Janeiro; the other still trying to free itself from the area. California is still trying to latch on to the back of this second group.... [more]
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Magnificent Sydney Harbour to again host Hardy Cup
Peter Campbell,
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, currently enjoying its 148th sailing season, will host the Hardy Cup from 7-11 February 2010, immediately following the 2010 Warren Jones Regatta in Perth. The invitation regatta again will be sailed in the Squadron's fleet of Elliott 6s, with the applications for an invitation closing with the Squadron Sailing Office before Friday, 6 November 2009.... [more]
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iShares Cup - Oman Sail Masirah crowned Overall Champions 2009
iShares Cup,
Oman Sail Masirah has won the iShares Cup 2009, but it came down to the last leg of the last race on the last day of the last regatta at the iShares Cup Almeria in Spain,... [more]
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Top sailors speak out in favor of the Portugal Ocean Race and Class 40
Portugal Ocean Race Media,
There is clearly a buzz on these days about Class 40 and the future of global around-the-world racing. And for good reason. Class 40 is most definitely the right thing at the right time for ocean racing; the boats are fast, fun, dynamic and, relatively speaking, inexpensive. In a world where money is tight deliver bang for the buck for sailors and sponsors alike... [more]
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Marine Industry Positions - Experienced Fiberglass Laminators
TetraMedia,
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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Garde wins 12ft skiff Upper Harbour Championships
Peter Valpiani,
Defending champion Garde (Brett Hobson and Alex Johnson) outperformed a strong 12ft skiff fleet to win the Vantage Real Estate Upper Harbour Championship. Faced with a patchy southerly breeze, the race committee of the Lane Cove 12ft Skiff Sailing Club set a short windward/ leeward course combined with a traditional river start and finish. This course, nicknamed the ‘NASCAR circuit' was intense.... [more]
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Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Aquatic Events
NSW Maritime,
NSW Maritime has granted Exclusive Use Aquatic Licences to the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Organising Committee, and to Yachting NSW, to conduct aquatic events associated with the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team bow out of Gold Cup
Kyle Langford,
Two nil down at the start of the day in the quarter final match against multiple Olympic medalist Ben Ainslie and his Team Origin, Mirsky Racing Team had their work cut out for them if they want to advance to the next stage.... [more]
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The Club Handicap Officer
Ian Grant,
It's very rare for a sailing club handicap officer to honestly say he has a friendly understanding of his mathematical skills to fairly apply a performance time factor for mixed fleet rac... [more]
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Gold Cup - Ainslie on his game
Talbot Wilson,
Team Origin wins Argo Group Gold Cup. Minoprio was barely able to turn away from Ainslie and clear his stern and wipe out the penalty on his tack and make it back to the line first for the win. But Ainslie was on his game today and that one win wasn't enough. 'We had two good races at the beginning today,' Ainslie commented.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - The cruel Doldrums
Clipper media,
Clipper 09-10. The Doldrums have been very cruel to half the fleet, the leading group managed to get through virtually unscathed but the ITCZ pounced on the middle order and refuses to let them through.... [more]
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Wollongong beaches closed as yacht debris washes ashore
www.sail-world.com,
Illawarra beaches were forced to close from Saturday as debris from the Flinders Islet yachting disaster washed up on shore. The 24.5 metre (80 foot) carbon fibre yacht PriceWaterHouseCoopers (Shockwave V) was smashed to pieces on the Flinders Islet shoreline, in the early hours of Saturday morning.... [more]
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TP52 World Championship - Protest changes leaderboard positions
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
TP52 World Championship. A frustrating attempt at a coastal race in very unsettled wind conditions was abandoned after seven miles and one hour and ten minutes of often heart-stopping racing. For the record it was Quantum Racing, the current world champions, who stayed just one step ahead of both the small changes and the very big wind shifts to earn a lead of more than one minute during today's... [more]
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