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America's Cup where? Wings on Godzilla

08/11/2009 - San Diego (USA, CA) - 33rd America's Cup - BMW ORACLE Racing - Wing revealed***08/11/2009 - San Diego (USA, CA) - 33rd America's Cup - BMW ORACLE Racing - Wing revealed  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget
On the street all is quiet on the America's Cup with various meetings underway, some already labelled inconclusive, in New York to try to resolve the impasse ahead of New York Supreme Court 's Justice Shirley Kornreich 'going arbitrary' on the venue, in a written decision expected next Wednesday. At that time too, the other matters raised by Kornreich just over a week ago should also be resolved.

While the offer of an eastern Australian venue was made by Societe Nautique de Geneve, with Geelong, Southport, Hervey Bay and Hamilton Island all keen to play, tho' only Southport seems to meet the critera of open water, with the infrastructure to make it happen,(we spoke to the Gold Coast City Mayor and SYC Commodore on Friday night), it seems very likely that Valencia will be the venue - by mutual agreement or not.

Today Sail-World has more images of the broken $10 million dollar mast and the first images of Godzilla's rigid wing, not quite the size of two 747 wings!! A kind of Macquarie Yellow Pages - all growed up!!

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Australia puts out the Welcome mat for the America's Cup
Rob Kothe,
Swiss America's Cup defender Alinghi has proposed an Australian solution as a southern hemisphere venue to US team BMW Oracle as the two year old bitter legal battle continues.... [more]
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NewsFlash: First pictures of wingmast for America's Cup Challenger
BMW Oracle racing and Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing have just released the first pictures of the wingmast to be fitted to their America's Cup challenger in San Diego. A wing of this scale has never been built for a race boat. In terms of size, the wing on BOR 90 dwarfs those on modern aircraft. Towering nearly 190 ft (57 m) above the deck, it is 80 percent bigger than a wing on a 747 airplane (102 ft / 31 m).... [more]
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Flying 11s 2009 Upper Harbour Champs - Fired Up New Champions
David Price,
It is the seventh year Brent Courtney McGrath Estate Agents have sponsored the regatta for Flying 11s, a duel event for many of the new seasons crews to taste a bit of river sailing away from home before they all come together for the first round of the NSW Flying 11 State Championships at HHSC later this month. LC12'SSC could not have chosen better conditions with a true and steady 15kts easterly... [more]
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Australian's Mini Transat Leg 2 – Definitely the most ‘solo' of solos
Simon McGoldrick,
First it was the sweet smell of coconut and the jungle. Moments later some lights popped up over the horizon. Land. Brazil!! I had made it. From the dust laden skies and boiling sea of the African coast, to the angry, heavy squalls of the doldrums – I had overcome the obstacles and arrived without incident. The third and youngest Australian to complete the race in its 32 year history! Nothing cou... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race - Final push to Cape Town
Sail-World.com and Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race. All the teams appear to have finally been caught by the ridge of high pressure that has been threatening to slow their progress. The boats at the back of the fleet, Cape Breton Island, California and Edinburgh Inspiring Capital, have had the worst of the light winds and that means the distance between leaders and tail enders has stretched out. By tomorrow the ne... [more]
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America's Cup where? Wings on Godzilla
The Sail-World Team,
While the offer of an eastern Australian venue was made by Societe Nautique de Geneve, with Geelong, Southport, Hervey Bay and Hamilton Island all keen to play, tho' only Southport seems to meet the critera of open water, with the infrastructure to make it happen,(we spoke to the Gold Coast City Mayor and SYC Commodore on Friday night), it seems very likely that Valencia will be the venue - by mut... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team Australia Cup Floating Bar
MRT,
Mirsky Racing Team Australia Cup Floating Bar will be a great place to view the Sunseeker Australia Cup action. Cheer on Perth's own Mirsky Racing Team as they compete in this lead up event to the world championship final in Malaysia.... [more]
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Three teams undefeated at Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur
Louis Vuitton Media,
By virtue of its second win in as many races Emirates Team New Zealand today grabbed the early lead at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur. Team New Zealand leads overall with 2 points. Sweden's Artemis and Great Britain's TeamOrigin each have 1 point on 1-0 records. The day's second match, between Sweden's Artemis and TFS – Pages Jaunes was similarly one-sided.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 covers 708 miles in 24 hours
Cammas-Groupama media,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has sailed 708 miles in the last 24 hours. Franck Cammas' crew, haven't had as easy a day as all that despite the supersonic speeds this Sunday: the trimaran has managed to rack up nearly 708 miles in 24 hours!... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - 20 crews start race to Costa Rica
RivaCom,
Transat Jacques Vabre - 20 crews setting off on the ninth edition of the two handed Transat Jacques Vabre. And for all that the six Multi 50's have a theoretical 5050 NM's to complete, leaving Barbados to starboard, and the 14 IMOCA Open 60's have 4730 miles to Costa Rica, leaving the Dominican Republic to starboard, no one was shy about pushing it on the start lines.... [more]
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Pulau Duyong busy as Asian Match Racing Championships draw closer
RURRUM,
A hive of activities returns to Pulau Duyong as preparation for the Asian Match Racing Championships (AMRC) gets underway here.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Day 1 Videos
Sail-World,
Video from Day 1 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy including a stop-motion video of the day's racing, Virtual Eye's view of all three races sailed, and the Press Conference held prior to the start of the regatta.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing - new dismasting and damage images
Sail-World,
Sail-World was kindly supplied with these images from a reader in San Diego of the broken mast of BOR90 as the America's Cup Challenger is undergoing repair at her San Diego base.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs NSW Championship Race 1
Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League,
18ft Skiffs - NSW Championship Race 1 report. Very difficult conditions for Race 1 of the NSW Championship today. The champion trio, Coxon, Links, Barnabas, who have collectively won nine Giltinan championships, showed why they have been so successful as they led from start to finish to score a narrow win in their unsponsored skiff,... [more]
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Lipton Cup Regatta, 2009, Port Phillip, Melbourne
David Seaman,
Lipton Cup Regatta 2009 With less than a week to go, over 100 boats are expected to be sailing in the Lipton Cup Regatta two day event this coming weekend, the 14th-15th November. This is the biggest pre-Christmas keelboat event on Port Phillip. This year there is the chance for 2 skippers to win $5,000 worth of sails one from Doyle, and one from Quantum.... [more]
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Cabbage Tree Island race - Quest's win spoils Loki's trifecta
Di Pearson CYCA Media,
Despite Loki's record breaking run in the Cabbage Tree Island Race yesterday, Bob Steel's Quest, last year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winner, arrived at the Sydney Harbour finish line in time to take overall honours in the race, denying Stephen Ainsworth his wished-for race trifecta... [more]
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Indian sailor Ajay Rau to Sail Rolex Sydney Hobart 2009
Aysha Rau & Sail-World.com,
Indian and Royal Madras Yacht Club sailor – Ajay Rau is currently looking for companies to sponsor his various sailing campaigns after confirming his participation in the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2009. Ajay will be part of the crew racing 'Merit' on board the former Volvo 60 round-the-world racing yacht, taking on some of the most competitive race yachts in Australia and the world. In the Sydney Hob... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ and TeamOrigin gain first wins at Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Media,
Half of the opening day's scheduled matches at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur were completed in conditions that challenged race officials and tended to favour the leading yachts. Emirates Team New Zealand and TeamOrigin share the top spot on the leaderboard after scoring triumphs in light and shifty winds. Team New Zealand defeated TFS – Pages Jaunes by 59 seconds and TeamOrigin won... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race - MOB today's hot topic
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race - 'It was a sobering wake up call to us all,' says Brendan. 'It's tough sailing at the moment - cold and wet with a big sea and nowhere to hide on deck.' Having stolen the lead from Hull & Humber yesterday, Irish entry, Cork, is still out in front and picking up pace.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama picking up speed and due to gybe
Cammas-Groupama,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has been able to lengthen her stride since the latitude of Porto. A regular following sea, a NE'ly wind enabling her to sail under full mainsail and gennaker, temperatures which are already summery and above all a direct course southwards... Off Madeira, the trimaran will be reaching average speeds which are likely to exceed thirty knots.... [more]
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'Cawse' for celebration as Vanguard scores Botany Bay Race double
Di Pearson,
Botany Bay Race report. The Botany Bay Race was the second race of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Ocean Pointscore Series (OPS). Dick Cawse and his crew, which today included high-profile Australian Olympic coach Mike Fletcher, sailed the course in double-quick time.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Nice - Day 1 Race reports - Team Origin win
Louis Vuitton Media,
Race reports from the first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy being sailed at Nice, France. Team Origin had an easy first race after scoring a double penalty over Synergy (Russia) who were having their first race in an America's Cup boat. Catch the racing live on www.louisvuittontrophy.com - it is outstanding coverage.... [more]
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Public comment sought on new NSW lifejacket laws
NSW Government Media,
Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi today called for public comment on proposals that would see the most sweeping reforms to lifejacket rules in more than 30 years. Launching a discussion paper canvassing new categories for compulsory wearing of lifejackets, the reforms are aimed at recreational boaters in situations of heightened risk, especially children and boaters in tinnies.... [more]
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Zhik Australian 49er National Championships 2009-10
Margaret Jensen,
Spectacular racing is expected at the Zhik Australian 49er National Championships beginning on Lake Macquarie NSW on November 28th. The event will be hosted by Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club (WASC) from WASC on Watkins Road, Wangi Wangi, NSW/ The regatta will be contested in a series of 14 races over a period of four days.... [more]
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Cabbage Tree Island Race record smashed
Di Pearson CYCA Media,
Stephen Ainsworth and his Loki crew smashed the Cabbage Tree Island Race record today, finishing the 180 nautical mile race at 12:32:47pm. It was a tidy day's work for Loki; a Reichel/Pugh 63 from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.... [more]
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You just never know who'll you'll meet at Sandown!
John Curnow,
This is Bob Fraser, today, at Melbourne's Sandown Motor Raceway for the Victorian Historic Race Register meeting. Up until a few years ago, Bob of course had Fraser Sails.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy: Groupama accelerating - plus start video
Cammas-Groupama media,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 had reached Cape Finisterre this Friday lunchtime. The giant trimaran had regained a more favourable pace this afternoon, with the return of a more stable and better established NW'ly wind, with the sea becoming increasingly regulated.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - Four matches to begin series
Louis Vuitton Media,
The Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur, the inaugural event of the World Sailing Teams Association, is scheduled to begin tomorrow with four matches featuring all eight teams planned on the Baie de Anges, or Bay of Angels, off Nice.... [more]
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America's Cup in suspense as parties meet over weekend
Richard Gladwell,
Both the warring parties will hold meetings over the weekend to discuss venues for the 33rd America's Cup and try to reach an agreement. After another Hearing in the New York Supreme Court this morning, Justice Shirley Kornreich called the two principals for the Societe Nautique de Geneve and Golden Gate Yacht Club, who were present in the Court, into her Chambers for a five minute discussion,... [more]
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Clipper 2009-2010 Hull & Humber - Man Overboard
Heather Ewing and Sail-World.com,
Clipper Round the World Race - The British entry Hull & Humber has been involved in a dramatic rescue of one of their crew members following a man overboard incident in the South Atlantic, 1,400 miles from the team's destination of Cape Town, South Africa.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race - Cork steals the lead
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race. Having crept closer and closer to Hull & Humber throughout the last two days, at midnight Cork stole the lead from the English boat. Cork's crew really have the bit between their teeth, undaunted by several set backs on this race.... [more]
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Alinghi offers Australian venue to unlock 33rd America's Cup - UPDATED
Richard Gladwell,
Societe Nautique de Geneve have handed a thorned olive branch to the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup, Golden Gate Yacht Club. The Swiss Defender of what was the premier trophy in sailing has offered to stage the event 'on the east coast of Australia' in return for the cessation of all legal action. However inquiries with Australian contacts revealed nothing about the specifics of any venue... [more]
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Regional News from Sail-World on Twitter
Brendan Maxwell,
Sail-World.com, the largest online marine news network in the world is now delivering regional news on Twitter. Publisher Rob Kothe said today ‘Now sailors can get an exciting mix of Sail-World local news and major international news via local Twitter feeds, rather than getting more sailing news than they can possible handle via a one size fits all world news channel.'... [more]
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40th Contender World Championships – a landmark for Class and Club
Rob Kothe,
An Australian dinghy from the sketch pad of a young designer Bob Miller, who changed his name by deed poll to Ben Lexcen, is celebrating its 40th World Championship in its Queensland design birth place in January 2010.... [more]
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King's Cup Japanese friends to defend Bareboat division title
Tracey Johnstone,
Age has not wearied the band of Japanese warriors, led by Toru Inoue, who will return to Phuket next month to defend their King's Cup Bareboat division title. The team of eight friends, some of them Inoue said are 'quite old', will come together on board TAG, a Feelimg 10.9m yacht to contest the 23rd Phuket King's Cup being held from 28 November to 5 December.... [more]
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NSW Maritime alert: Dangerous conditions on waters on the North Coast
NSW Maritime Media,
NSW Maritime is alerting boat owners to dangerous conditions on waters on the North Coast. NSW Maritime Regional Manager North Coast Jim Green said a number of waterways in the area were being affected by a low pressure weather system that has formed off the coast.... [more]
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BMW Oracle racing gears up for Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice
Jane Eagleson,
Louis Vuitton Trophy - BMW Oracle Racing will be represented in Nice by an all star line-up, led by team skipper and CEO, Russell Coutts (NZL), who is hoping to sail with the team in the early stages of the regatta.... [more]
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Optimist Sailors Out in force at Ronstan Indian Ocean Classic
Janet Jerwood,
The Ronstan Indian Ocean Classic hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club is the biggest Open class regatta that is held annually in Western Australia. Last weekend, saw over 150 boats representing 15 different classes compete off Fremantle. At 51 entries across the gold, silver and bronze divisions, the Optimists were by far the biggest fleet.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Rio De Janeiro - Cape Town Day10, High speeds end
Clipper Ventures Media,
'It's some of the most exciting sailing I have done, these last 24 hours,' says Brendan Hall, skipper of Spirit of Australia. 'The heavyweight spinnaker is flying strong from the masthead and we are achieving some amazing speeds, helped by the gathering swell. We surfed down a wave and did 17.5 knots last night, to whoops of exhilaration from all the crew on deck. Long may it continue.'... [more]
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Cabbage Tree Island Race: Thirty four to line-up
Di Pearson, CYCA Media,
A fleet of 34 yachts will set off on tonight's 180 nautical mile Cabbage Tree Island Race, a qualifier for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, both of which are hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.... [more]
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2.4 mR World Championship - Ruf clinches title
Marni Lane,
2008 Paralympic Bronze Medalist John Ruf (Pewaukee, Wis.) clinched the 2.4 mR World Championship a day early today, with one race to spare.... [more]
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Club Marine Sail Boat Show at Sandringham Yacht Club Nov 14-15
Di Pearson,
Sandringham Yacht Club invite all lovers of everything boating to the 2009 Club Marine Sail Boat Show, to be held at their brand new multi-million dollar clubhouse on the weekend of 14-15 Nov. Apart from the stunning new Club, more exhibitors, a seafood festival, art displays and lots to keep the kids occupied... [more]
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2009 AUS University Teams Racing Regatta report
Tom Mallet,
From October 2-4, eleven teams from seven universities competed in the Australian University Teams Racing Regatta, held at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, north of Sydney. The event was the first of what is going to become a new Australian University Teams Racing Championship held annually.... [more]
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Asian Qualifiers key to World Match Racing Tour door
Monsoon Cup media,
One of the twelve crew positions in this year's Monsoon Cup, the final round of the 2009 World Match Racing Tour, will be decided next week at the Asian Match Racing Championships, on the Pulau Duyong course in Terengganu.... [more]
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Exercise Transglobe heads for Perth, Western Australia
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
The three yachts representing the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force on Exercise Transglobe are now only a few days away from their fourth leg destination Perth, WA.... [more]
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Go on - cut yourself some Latitude!
John Curnow,
Wanting to go stick your nose in it? Bass Strait and all the blue water beyond it, that is... Well cut yourself some latitude from all the questions and reading about it and come along to the seminar next Tuesday, November 9, 2009 from 7 to 9pm at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 off on their latest record attempt
Franck Cammas - Groupama 3,
Jules Verne Trophy. A granulated sky, gusts, intermittent showers, setting sun, big Atlantic swell, squalls, breaking waves: here we have the setting for this latest departure to gain a new reference time in the Jules Verne Trophy, the round the world record held by Bruno Peyron and his crew since 2005 (50d 16h 20m).... [more]
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