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Lots of Aus and AC News- getting closer to some big events



New York Court rules in favour of America's Cup Challenger
Richard Gladwell,
Justice Shirley Kornreich has issued a decision on the matters of the Rules for the 34th America's Cup, and also the report of the Expert Panel. She has supported the view of Golden Gate Yacht Club in the matter of measurement of Load Waterline Length, and has required the International Sailing Federation to appoint an International Jury by 4 December 2009.... [more]
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Yacht Club to hold Inquiry on fatal race
Sail-World.com,
After the tragic deaths of sailors Andrew Short, the owner/skipper of Andrew Short Marine and crew Sally Gordon, the CYCA Board of Directors has resolved to hold an inquiry into the incident that occurred during the Flinders Islet Yacht Race on 10 October 2009.... [more]
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Images of San Diego: BOR90 - Wingsail plus a jib and screecher - WOW!
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BOR90, BMW Oracle Racing's challenger for the America's Cup, has added two front sails to the wingsail and was out testing off San Diego, for the first time, today... [more]
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Two Australian Classic Yachts take on Trans Tasman adventure
Mark Chew,
Two Australian Classic Yachts, 'Wraith of Odin' and 'Fair Winds' are planning to sail 1200 nm across the Tasman to compete in a four day series for Classic Yachts. Despite both yachts having highly experienced crews there are no professionals on board, there is no sponsorship involved and the only motivation is a bit of adventure and the chance to challenge the Kiwis in their own back yard.... [more]
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Sail Sydney 2009 entries close today
Sail Sydney media,
Entries for Sail Sydney 2009, the former Sydney International Regatta, close today, Friday 20th November 2009, so get your entry in now!... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - California receives award
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race crews gathered at the Royal Cape Yacht Club for the prize giving ceremony. Tthe skipper of California was called to the stage to collect the Merit Award for Outstanding Seamanship. The winners of Race 3, Cork, Ireland, took to the podium to celebrate their victory.... [more]
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Tasports Maria Island Yacht Race accepts first catamaran
Peter Campbell,
The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania has accepted the entry of the catamaran Slingshot for the Tasports Maria Island Yacht Race. Slingshot is one of the fastest offshore racing catamarans in Australia and a five times winner of the Tasmanian Three Peaks Race. The Maria Island Race will be the first offshore race for Slingshot under new owner Jean-Pierre Ravant.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Hard Miles, Easy Miles
Transat Jacques Vabre,
Transat Jacques Vabre update. In the variable conditions which are affecting the leading groups of the Transat Jacques Vabre IMOCA Open 60 fleet as the trade winds are decayed, small miles lost are quickly magnified and, conversely, small gains can grow with seemingly equal ease. The undercurrent among most of the IMOCA fleet is everything from objective contentment to stoic resignation, but the d... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss arrives safely in The Azores
Alex Thompson Racing,
Transat Jacques Vabre - It has been a race of highs and lows for Alex and Ross onboard Hugo Boss as their race came to a premature end this week after a collision with an object in the water. Hugo Boss has been making steady progress towards The Azores, and arrived safely this morning.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - Azzurra opens with win against TeamOrigin
Louis Vuitton Trophy media,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - Light winds frustrate competitors, organisers and postpone schedule. Tomorrow the first warning signal has been moved up a half hour to 0830 CET. The race committee plans to start the BMW Oracle-TFS – PagesJaunes match first, followed by Emirates Team New Zealand-Synergy Russia Sailing Team and then Artemis-All4One.... [more]
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Grant Simmer on progress and modifications to Alinghi 5
Alinghi.com,
The America's Cup Defender Alinghi is completing its current phase of the Alinghi 5 development programme today in Ras Al Khaimah and over the next few days will wheel the giant catamaran into the boat shed for some modifications. The next phase will keep the team busy up until it ships out to Valencia to continue developing towards the February 8 2010 America's Cup Match.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Aviva closes on Veolia Environnement
RivaCom,
Transat Jacques Vabre - Instead of the expected initial compression, in fact Marc Guillemot and Charles Caudrelier slipped away another 20 miles overnight on Safran.... [more]
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$15,000 Major prize on offer at Sail Port Stephens 2010
Jody O'Brien,
Come April 2010, you might be racing at Sail Port Stephens -and if that's the case – every race you enter gives your boat an entry in the draw to win a Mariner Boating Holiday to the Mediterranean valued at $15,000. Owners of Mariner Boating Holidays, Trevor and Maggie Joyce, spent some time at Sail Port Stephens 2009, & liked what they saw in the fastest growing regatta on the east coast.... [more]
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Audi Docklands Invitational update
Audi Victoria Week Media,
In an attempt to improve the competitor experience, the Audi Victoria Week (AVW) executive has introduced a significant change to the format of the 2010 event.... [more]
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Harken Youth Match Racing Day One - Tiller takes a firm grip
Damian Devine,
William Tiller and his crew of Donovan Neil, Shaun Mason, Arnau Farras-Knowles from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron set the early pace with a perfect record to take a firm grip on Day One of the 2009 Harken International Youth Match racing Championship winning all of their seven matches. 'Really pleased with our efforts today, I couldn't ask for a better start,' Tiller said.... [more]
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Gair wins New Zealand Etchells Nationals from Australian crew
Scott Kennedy,
Alastair Gair and crew of Andrew Wills, Rhys Johnson and Derek Scott held off a strong challenge from the Australian crew of Jake Gunther, John Collingwood and Russell Tyson, to win the 2009 Etchells National Championships on Saturday and Sunday. Third placing went to Anatole Masfen, Matt Kelway and Troy Tindall.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Six top flight teams entered
brandRapport Ltd,
Twenty-four of the World's top professional sailors will converge on Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong this week for the first round of the new Extreme Sailing Series Asia.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Submerged BT arrives in the Azores
BT Team Ellen Media,
The BT yacht is now inside the harbour in Terceira (Azores), nearly fully submerged but safe from the Atlantic ocean waves that have been battering her since Friday.... [more]
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Tassie Sydney to Hobart yacht unveils key to speed
Danielle McKay,
Beneath the new racing stripes is a much greater force that has seen She's the Culprit fast shape up as one of Tasmania's top yachts to watch in this year's Rolex Sydney to Hobart. Tasmanian skipper and owner Todd Leary unveiled his modified 39-footer this week, which is set to be around a knot quicker, setting a cracking pace for the record Tasmanian fleet.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team ready for Sunseeker Australia Cup and Monsoon Cup
Kinley Fowler,
Latest news from the Mirsky Racing Team. The team has returned to their Yacht Club's home town of Perth, who will be playing host to a number of the top teams in contention for the World Championship title next week in the Sunseeker Australia Cup.... [more]
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New Jules Verne Trophy record attempt in January for Groupama 3
Kate Jennings - Expression,
Groupama 3 - After having envisaged making directly for the technical base in Lorient, Franck Cammas and his crew have finally decided to make for South Africa to carry out repairs under good conditions.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Tricky salvage operation underway for BT
BT media,
Transat Jacques Vabre - The 'Ilha de Sao Luis' tugboat chartered to try and salvage the BT yacht is currently attempting to tow the stricken monohull back to the Azores... but difficult weather conditions and the sheer weight of the IMOCA 60' full of water make for a very tricky operation.... [more]
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What to do with an expired sailor?
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Sign seen today at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. If you have any past-the-sell-by-date sailors lying around taking up space, send 'em over.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens website back in the water
Jody O'Brien,
The Sail Port Stephens website has undergone a big birthday over the last 6 months, spent some quality time on the IT Hardstand, and is now back live. It's packed full of everything you'll need to know about the 2010 event - on from the 12th to the 18th of April. Check it all out at www.sailportstephens.com.au... [more]
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Brad Butterworth speaks with Peter Montgomery on America's Cup issues
Brad Butterworth and Peter Montgomery,
Alinghi skipper, Brad Butterworth was in Auckland and Wellington recently and took the time to talk to the world's foremost yachting commentator, Peter Montgomery, about the next America's Cup, scheduled for next February. Butterworth talks about the extent of the current legal issues, what it is like sailing on one of the multihull America's Cup multihulls and other issues.... [more]
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2009 Tasports Maria Island Yacht Race: Record fleet entered
Peter Campbell,
A record fleet of 29 yachts has entered the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's Tasports Maria Island Yacht Race this weekend, the Tasmanian qualifying event for Hobart yachts competing in the long ocean races from Sydney, Melbourne and Launceston to Hobarts between Christmas and New Year.... [more]
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Whitsunday Rent A Yacht - Luxury in the Whitsundays
Whitsunday Rent A Yacht,
Whitsunday Rent A Yacht have a boat to suit every group and every budget - when on charter in the Whitsundays you will explore and discover new experiences, you will meet new people and make new friends ...and maybe find old ones too.... [more]
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Tour Of Arabia: Majan continues ‘tour of discovery'
OC Events,
Since the start of the inaugural five-leg Tour of Arabia on the 10th of November from Kuwait, Oman Sail's A100 trimaran continues with what is effectively tracing out these new routes for the very first time.... [more]
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Results Consulting City of Canberra Regatta 5th & 6th December 2009
Matt Owen,
Champion sailors heading to Canberra Yacht Club for trailable yacht regatta. Sailed on Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin, four races are conducted including two sprint races early and an evening race on the Saturday, and a longer passage race on Sunday, which makes this an unique event.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup attracts all manner of boats, even super-yachts
Tracey Johnstone,
On the start line at this year's Phuket King's Cup will be an impressive fleet of boats ranging in size from little sportsboats through to a super yacht. Leading the Premier Division and at 115 feet, the stunning super-yacht Obsession II is the largest vessel to compete in this year's regatta. Normally enjoyed by charter groups for pleasant day sailing and passages, the opportunity for the... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice images from photographer Ingrid Abery
Sail-World.com and Ingrid Abery images,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice images from photographer Ingrid Abery. Ingrid presents a gallery of unusual black and white images.... [more]
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It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Paul Cayard.
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
If Paul Cayard didn't have a sterling CV that spans decades and has transcended the sport of sailing, you'd think he was an eager young sailor trying to earn his way onto a team. At 50, he'll do whatever it takes to build a team, have fun, stay fit and lead by example.... [more]
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Sail Brisbane countdown
Craig Heydon,
2009 Sail Brisbane regatta preparations are in full swing for competitors and organisers alike with a strong field set to compete. Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron will be hosting the ISAF Grade 2 regatta in the club's 125th year of sailing, with the three race courses located on Waterloo Bay.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Fleet stable and racing fast
RivaCom,
Transat Jacques Vabre update - Gone are the dark days of high stakes strategies, big losses and gains. As the front of the IMOCA Open 60 fleet counted down past half way today the gains of Groupe Bel stabilised. Desjoyeaux's Foncia in fourth is now 60 miles advanced on fifth placed Veolia Environnement.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Franck Cammas on Groupama 3's situation
Cammas-Groupama,
Jules Verne Trophy - Over the past 24 hours, the crew of Groupama 3 has been working together to contain the damage suffered around the beam bulkhead.... [more]
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Team Pindar launch Sail Bahrain
Jo Gawith,
Andrew Pindar OBE and Team Pindar, one of the world's leading independent sailing teams, launched the first phase of the Sail Bahrain project at Amwaj Marina, today. The main objectives of Sail Bahrain are to work with the BMSA on developing a best-in-class sailing and water sports academy; bring major international sailing and water sports events to Bahrain on a regular basis and create training... [more]
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