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This newsletters comes to you from the Swan River in Perth, where Sail-World is on the water just on the edge of the starting box, sunshine and 15 knots, someone has to be here...lots of pictures as the day goes on.

Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team



Sunseeker Australia Cup Day One - Sunshine and Breeze
Rob Kothe,
Sunshine and breeze on the Swan River's Matilda Bay this morning for the first day of the 2009 Sunseeker Australia Cup... [more]
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London 2012 continues to make positive progress
IOC (As Amended By ISAF),
The sailing venue, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, was the first venue where construction was completed - and the Games drawing ever nearer, the focus of this Coordination Commission was largely on operations and planning than on the excellent construction and regeneration work being carried out by the Olympic Delivery Authority.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne 2009 - Early entries to close on December 1st
Sam Watson/ISAF News,
There are only a few days left until early entries close for Sail Melbourne on 1 December and competitors are urged to enter now to avoid an increased entry fee.... [more]
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Photo FINIsh - a unique book celebrates 60 years of Finn sailing
Robert Deaves,
Marking the end of the Finn's 60th anniversary celebrations, the International Finn Association is delighted to announce the publication of 'Photo FINNish - 60 years of Finn Sailing', an extensive and highly illustrated volume compiled and edited by Robert Deaves, but largely written by some of the biggest names in sailing.... [more]
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Dart 18 World Title win to French duo with a race to spare
Diana Bogaards,
Dart 18 World Title win to Emmanuel Dodé and Fred Moreau from France. The British duo David Lloyd and Joanna Jones-Pierce will bring a silver medal home, but the battle for bronze is still on. Nobody has ever won the Dart 18 World Title twice in a row, so that was my goal for this year', says Dodé cheerfully.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup Day One Photos
Event Media,
2009 Sunseeker Australia Cup - Sunlight and 12-15 knots breeze on Day One. Here is a selection of images from the action.... [more]
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A week at Sail Port Stephens could result in two weeks in Croatia
Jody O'Brien,
Seven days of great sailing and fun socialising at Sail Port Stephens in April next year could see you heading to Croatia to do more of the above, but you'll be doing it in the special Mariner Boating Holidays way, where there are more lay days than race days.... [more]
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North Sails signs up as official Race Partner for Global Ocean Race
Global Ocean Sailing Ventures Media,
In an innovative move, North Sails will also be designing a new generation of downwind sails that will be specifically for the Global Ocean Race – the GOR Code 5 and the GOR Code 3.... [more]
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Clipper 09- 10 - Cork repaired and back in the race
Heather Ewing,
The Irish entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race has set sail from Cape Town following the start day crash that forced her to return to port for repairs.... [more]
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SSORC - Fresh nor'wester set to settle the best
Lisa Ratcliff/SSORC,
The Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship will be hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club for the 32nd time this coming weekend.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Cape Breton Island and Spirit of Australia in duel
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10: For the race office team it's straight down onto the pontoons for a status update on the repairs to Cork and Hull & Humber.... [more]
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Sail Brisbane Day One complete as Slingsby leads the Laser fleet
Craig Heydon,
The 2009 Sail Brisbane regatta has gotten underway with a full day of racing for the record sized fleet. In the Laser class, Tom Slingsby took victory in race one and a second place in race two, and is followed by Chile's Martias Del Solar Go in second and Tom Burton in third.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - the Riddle of the Rudders
Richard Gladwell,
After today's Hearing in the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, the Challenger for the America's Cup stated that the inclusion of rudders in the crucial Load Waterline length measurement would disqualify GGYC's yacht. Calculations by Sail-World from photos show that the length of BOR90, as the Challenger has been known to date, would extend to around 98ft,... [more]
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One hundred F11s to race 2009-2010 NSW F11 State Championships Race 1
David Price - National F11 President,
Hungry for a big gulp of some close-up sailing this weekend? Forget the TV, this is live and it's right in front of you from the shores of the upper harbour in Sydney. Up to one hundred F11 crews will compete at the first round of the 2009-2010 NSW Flying Eleven State Championships this weekend showcasing Australia's most successful youth class on the waters of Moocooboola on the Parramatta River... [more]
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Musto Youth Match Racing Championship an all New Zealand final
Pam Scrivenor/CYCA Youth Sailing Academy,
Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship final will be an all Kiwi affair, with John Junior and William Tiller competing for the top prize.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup - too close to call the multis
Henry Kaye and Sail-World Asia,
This year the Cruising Multis class is somewhat depleted (only two boats at the moment – but there's always a chance another one will pop out of an anchorage somewhere). But just look at the racing class – 12 entries and rising, even though all the Pescott cats are out on charter and missing from the list.... [more]
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Beneteau First 35 wins Yacht of the Year Award
Lucy Hogan,
Beneteau Sydney is pleased to report that the new Beneteau First 35 has won the ‘Yacht of the Year' award from Voile Magazine. A panel of Voile Magazine journalists, a group of specialists in sailing, and a selection of Voile magazine readers noted that the main reason that the First 35 won the award was the fact that the boat achieved its primary design brief...... [more]
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The awards keep coming for Sandringham Yacht Club
Di Pearson,
The awards keep coming for Sandringham Yacht Club - this past week winning a further three major awards to add to a cache of others bestowed in recent times.... [more]
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2009 Lipton Cup win to Cougar II
David Seaman,
Cougar II takes the 2009 Lipton Cup, winners sail off for $5K prizes. The 2009 Lipton Cup Regatta was decided last weekend, sailed in unusually light winds, it was a test of patience for most crews. The event is the prelude to the Christmas ocean races (Syd-Hbt) & (Mel-Hbt). For the non ocean races it is a chance to get ready for Audi Victoria Week in January.... [more]
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The Racing Rules of Sailing Amendments effective on 1 January 2010
ISAF Press,
The International Sailing Federation announced today that, as a result of actions taken by the ISAF Racing Rules Committee and the ISAF Council during the ISAF Annual Conference, several changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009-2012 will take effect on 1 January 2010.... [more]
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Stay up to date with Sail Brisbane action
Craig Heydon,
Round one of the 2009 Sail Down Under series begins today with the opening day of Sail Brisbane.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2011-12 sixth entry confirmed
Oliver Dewar,
British yachtsman, Alex Alley, was the sixth entry to sign-up for the Global Ocean Race 2011-12. Earlier this week, he verified that Gosport based, offshore sailor, David Thomson, will be co-skipper in The People's Boat campaign. Thomson competed in the Portimão Global Ocean Race 2008-09 taking third place in the double-handed class with Jeremy Salvesen, an adventurer and entrepreneur, on the Akil... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Spirit of Australia leads the fleet to Geraldton
Clipper Ventures,
Still in Cape Town after a collision at the start of leg 4, Cork may be ready to leave as early as tomorrow. Cape Breton Island has been slowly but surely chipping away at Spirit of Australia's lead. The Brisbane based skipper, Brendan Hall, confirms, 'It's been a night of hard and heavy sail changes on Spirit of Australia. We're keeping as good speed as we can as the rest of the fleet compresses... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre journey complete for Golding and Sanso
RivaCom,
Out of the early Caribbean morning sunshine, Mike Golding and Javier Sanso, glided the final miles to the finish of the Transat Jacques Vabre off Puerto Limon, Costa Rica in an excellent third place.... [more]
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America's Cup Defender stands up for rights in New York Court
Societe Nautique de Geneve media,
The America's Cup Defender, today argued before the NYSC Appellate Division in defence of two of the Defender's fundamental rights - to choose the venue and the right to race a challenger that complies with the Deed of Gift measurement requirements. 'It would be the first time in the history of the America's Cup that the Defender is deprived of its fundamental right to choose the venue..'... [more]
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America's Cup Challenger claims measurement rules would disqualify
Golden Gate Yacht Club media,
Further to today's Hearing in the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division, Tom Ehman, Head of External Affairs for BMW Oracle Racing commented: 'Today SNG also requested that, if the Appellate Court does not reinstate RAK in February, the 33rd Match be delayed from February until May 2010.' Ehman also claimed that the published measurement process would disqualify GGYC's yacht.... [more]
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Musto International Youth Match Racing day two
Pam Scrivenor/CYCA Youth Sailing Academy,
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Will Mackenzie sits in amongst the Kiwis in the Musto International Youth Match Racing after day two,... [more]
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Images of Ras al-Khaimah: Step aboard Alinghi 5 for a training session
Guido Trombetta - Team Alinghi,
Ever wondered what it would be like to sail aboard an America's Cup mulithull? Guido Trombetta and Team Alinghi present this gallery of images taken aboard Alinghi 5 during a training session off Ras al-Khaimah, before the Defender of the 33rd America's Cup was put into the shed for modifications.... [more]
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Who is faster? The kitesurfer or the hydrofoiler - see the video!
YouTube,
Who is faster - l'Hydroptere or Alexandre Caizergues kitesurfing? Check out both on their speed record attempts on this great video compilation... [more]
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Tom Moody endorses Perth 2011 Emerging Nations Programme for sailors
Perth 2011 ISAF Media,
Retravision Warriors Coach Tom Moody endorsed the Perth 2011 Emerging Nations Programme (ENP) for sailors at the WACA Ground today. “It is fantastic to see young sailing athletes given the opportunity to realise their potential,” Moody said.... [more]
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World's Best Skippers in Perth to pursue Australia Cup Glory
Event Media,
With a cohort of sailing greats arriving in Perth for the Sunseeker Australia Cup, Western Australia is again on the world sporting stage. The ten world ranked skippers and their teams touchdown mid-week for this exclusive invitation only event from 26-29 November.... [more]
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International Sail Brisbane event attracts 14 clesses and 13 countries
Ian Grant,
Collectively all clubs from Lake Cootharaba, Noosa, Maroochydore, Lake Baroon and Mooloolaba will be represented in the 14 class event which has attracted entries from 13 countries including the Chilean Beijing Olympic Laser skipper Martias Del Solar Goldsmith and World title winning Australian Tom Slingsby.... [more]
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