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West Australian Peter Gilmour and his group of Asian team investors are changing the face of sailing and Europe and North America has not noticed YET!! Gilmour reminds us that the WMRT prize money is only 0.01% of that the F1 circuit and he can see it growing by a factor of 50!!

We are about to head back to Oz. from Kuala Terengganu in Malaysia.. today you can read a little of what is happening on the World Match Racing circuit in Gladwell's line... and we cover the racing too.



Gladwell's Line: Monsoon Cup coverage sets new standards
Richard Gladwell,
TV coverage of the 2009 Monsoon Cup has set standards at a time when sailing is at a crossroads, and desperately needs to find a viable New Media platform to reach around the major TV sports, and their huge and captive audiences. The 2009 edition of the Monsoon Cup, the final and richest regatta in terms of prizemoney on the World Match Racing Tour is produced by Redhanded TV and distribute... [more]
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Inaugural Perth 2011 ENP Regatta provided fast learning curves
Perth 2011 Media,
Olympic class sailors Serbian Dany Stanisic (Laser) and Colombian Nicolas Lozano (RS:X) are today a step closer to reaching the Olympics, after winning their events at the Inaugural Perth 2011 Emerging Nations Programme (ENP) Regatta on the weekend.... [more]
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Queensland Youth Sailors well served
Ian Grant,
Klaus Lorenz could very well be described as the come-back kid following his meritorious Optimist class victory in the Yachting Queensland Sail Brisbane regatta on Moreton Bay... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Team Finland regains the lead
Clipper Ventures,
In the Clipper 09-10 Team Finland has two reasons to celebrate today. 'Team Finland is now in tip top shape after a very busy night,' says watch leader Emil Vartiainen. The leg from South Africa to Western Australia is turning out to be one of the closest races of Clipper 09-10 so far, with only 120 miles separating the top seven yachts.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - World Champion Minoprio defeats Ainslie
Rob Kothe & Al Constable,
Today the new ISAF Match Racing World Champion 24 year old Adam Minoprio sailed against the legendary Ben Ainslie, 32 year old British sailor, three-time Olympic gold medallist and ISAF World Sailor of the Year in 1998, 2002 and 2008.... [more]
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18ft Skiff Thurlow Fisher-City becomes NSW Champion 2009-2010
Frank Quealey,
The Thurlow Fisher-City team of Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas became the 2009-2010 NSW 18 Footer champions when they completed the series with a perfect score of four points after discarding a sixth placing in today's last race on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Sail Sydney 2009 Day 2: Contenders rise to the top in ideal conditions
Sail Sydney Media,
Racing got away a little late in all classes today at the Sail Sydney regatta on Sydney Harbour, but it was worth the wait as competitors raced in ideal north-easterly winds and all but the lightest of crews appreciating typical Sydney summer conditions... [more]
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Follow the Sail Sydney action online
Craig Heydon,
Keep up to date with all the action from the 2009 Sail Sydney regatta online, as Yachting Australia is providing more ways than ever before to keep up to date with the action from the 2009 Sail Sydney regatta.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup a winner in the regatta stakes
Tracey Johnstone,
“Best regatta ever” declared Neil Pryde, 2009 winner of the Racing division Phuket King's Cup trophy, as he joined the other 10 winners yesterday in celebrating the highly successful event. In its 23rd year the Phuket Kings Cup attracted 111 entries, 1000 sailors from 33 countries and a substantial number of event supporters and spectators. The weather was just what the sailors ordered;... [more]
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Golden Gate YC welcomes Int Jury appointment by the ISAF
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
Golden Gate Yacht Club has welcomed the appointment of the five strong International Jury, by the International Sailing Federation two months ahead of the 33rd America's Cup expected to be sailed in Valencia, Spain on 8 February. In a statement issued today, Head of External Affairs for BMW Oracle Racing, Tom Ehman said:... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: A three way battle at the front
Clipper Ventures Media,
Spirit of Australia achieve a quick fix with their steering yet still hanging on the lead, Qingdao successfully emerges from Stealth Mode, Close encounters of the Clipper kind between Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and Qingdao as they cross tacks... [more]
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Monsoon Cup 2009 – The Final Day
Rob Kothe,
Today, day five, is the Final of the Monsoon Cup and it will be sailed between Ben Ainslie and his TeamOrigin crew of Iain Percy, Matt Cornwell, Christian Kamp and Mike Mottl and Adam Minoprio and his crew, who are aiming to add the Monsoon Cup to their trophy tally.... [more]
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Lister takes out Foiler 1 Dash For Cash
Dave O'Connor,
Dave Lister yesterday took 1st place in the 2009 Foiler 1 Dash For Cash on what was a spectacular day of high performance slalom foiler racing.... [more]
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BlackMatch Racing are World Match Racing Champions + Audio + Video
BlackMatch Racing Media,
After getting off the water from our three nil win over Mathieu Richard, we watched an extremely close race against Peter Gilmour and Torvar Mirsky, a match that meant if Gilmour won we would be crowned World Match Racing Champions. Gilmour had incurred a penalty on the first beat and although he held the lead coming into the final run to the finish, we knew it was going to be extremely close.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team bow out of 2009 World Match Racing Tour title race
Kinley Fowler,
Mirksy Racing Team has bowed out of the Monsoon Cup and the 2009 World Match Racing Tour title race. Despite not being able to take out the championship, MRT are still hunting for a podium finish in the World Championship.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup Final – Its Ainslie versus Minoprio
Rob Kothe,
It's been an drama filled day of match racing at the Monsoon Cup, the final event of the World Match Racing Tour, being sailed on the Pulau Duyong basin, Kuala Terengganu in Malaysia.... [more]
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Sail Sydney Day 1 - Hard day on the Harbour
Sail Sydney media,
Page's skipper Mat Belcher described the conditions: 'east, south-south-east, everywhere really. We got 8-9 knots max. It was all over the place and lots of traffic on the Harbour.' It was pretty all over the place with the shifts - typical Sydney Harbour really – you look glamorous one minute and you're ducking ferries the next, but I had a great day,' surmised Canadian sailor Mike Leigh (CAN).... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup – and the winners are...
Tracey Johnstone,
There was nothing gentle about the racing or the conditions on the 23rd Phuket King's Cup courses today as the international fleet fought for podium finishes across the 11 divisions. Hiked out hard on the rail the racing divisions completed two windward/leeward races while the cruiser/racers completed one triangle course... [more]
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Sail Paradise Update
Colin Jones,
Staged from January 10-14, 2010. Already some of the better yachts on Australia's east coast, including Peter Harburg's Black Jack, Bob Robertson's Cracklin' Rosie, Bruce Absolon's Spirit of the Maid and Matt Percy's Alacrity will be competing for top honours in the IRC Division. Additionally, Sail Paradise will host the Melges 24 class Australian Championship. Contact Drew Jones: 0417 435 447.... [more]
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Minoprio and BlackMatch win the ISAF World Match Racing Championship
Rob Kothe,
The 2009 ISAF World Match Racing Championship was at stake on morning 4 of the Monsoon Cup. In the end, Adam Minoprio (NZL) and his ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing team won the 2009 ISAF Match Racing World Championship.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup pictures from Day 4 of racing
Monsoon Cup,
At the Monsoon Cup on Day 4 of racing, the World Match Racing Champion was decided. Enjoy these images from today's action out on the race course in the Pulau Duyong basin in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.... [more]
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YANMAR Racing through to Monsoon Cup quarter finals
YANMAR Racing Team,
YANMAR Racing had 11 battles in the round robin during three days of racing. Our final result in the round robin was sixth place, 6-5, and so we could proceed to the quarter finals.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia by a nose
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10: Skipper of the leading team, Brendan Hall, reports champagne sailing conditions today as Spirit of Australia continues to keep their nose just ahead of Team Finland. Yet to experience just what the conditions can be like is the team onboard Hull & Humber, although it won't be long before they too have a taste of the sleigh ride further south. 'The Southern Ocean beckons over on the... [more]
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Monsoon Cup – Malaysian Team goes out with heads held high
Rob Kothe,
The 2009 Malaysian Match Racing Champions, Hazwan Hazim Dermawan and his Taring Pelangi Team have exited before the quarter finals in the Monsoon Cup. It's been a rapid rise for 21 year old sailor Hazwan Hazim, who started sailing at age 11 in Optimists and progressed to sailing 420s and 470s.... [more]
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King's Cup: final races and all results in the balance
Tracey Johnstone,
It's the final day of racing in the 23rd Phuket King's Cup and still all 11 division results today are critical to the overall outcome. The weather forecast is for a east-north-east breeze of 13 knots softening off to 8 knots by late morning. After a bruising day on the water yesterday, the fleet will no doubt be looking forward to these gentler conditions.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup – PredictWind Forecast for Final Days
Nathan May,
Predictwind is forecasting moderate to light winds for the final two days of racing of the Monsoon Cup. While the first day was the toughest in the five year history of the Monsoon Cup with monsoonal winds and rain, the last two days have provide excellent racing conditions and that should continue.... [more]
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ISAF announce five person International Jury for America's Cup
ISAF Media,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today announced the ISAF approval for the appointment of the five member International Jury for the 33rd America's Cup. All thre members of the Expert Panel appointed by the New York Supreme Court are included. It will be chaired by David Tillett (AUS).... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Ainslie stars in 'A Tale of Two Rivers'
Rob Kothe,
The Pulau Duyong Monsoon Cup match racing course is the meeting of the two Terengganu river flows, which split above the Island; the heavier right hand flow is deeper water, while the left hand flow is slower and shallower. PJ Montgomery interviews Adam Minoprio and Philip Robertson before the Quarterfinals on the highly popular Newstalk ZB Yachting and Boating show... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team vs Yanmar Racing - Quarter Finals of Monsoon Cup
Kinley Fowler,
Mirsky Racing Team are down 0-1 against four time World Champion Peter Gilmour, and his Yanmar Racing team in their first quarter final encounter at the 2009 Monsoon Cup. Racing for the quarter finals got underway in the late afternoon where the two rivers of the Terengganu venue provided teams with a difficult racecourse.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup day four - what a difference a windy day makes
Tracey Johnstone,
It was a day of high drama for the international fleet competing in the 23rd Phuket King's Cup in the windy race day four with damaged boats and gear, and plenty of protests. After gentle, shifty breezes and smooth seas for the first three days of racing, the international fleet were today confronted today with strong winds and choppy sea conditions resulting in sail damage, broken masts, a... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - next moves
Richard Gladwell,
Today, December 4 in New York is likely to be a key date in the 33rd America's Cup, being the time set by Judge Shirley Kornreich for the Challenger and Defender to have come to Mutual Consent on the Rules issues surrounding the event. Mutual Consent are two words that have had little use in this round of the America's Cup.... [more]
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Comments on draft amendments to the Yachting Aust Special Regulations
Glen Stanaway,
Yachting Australia is seeking comment on draft amendments to the 2009 Yachting Australia Special Regulations.... [more]
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Melbourne to Launceston. An Experienced Hand
John Curnow,
Melbourne to Launceston - is a very good thing to have around, indeed! David Currie has been a part of the whole thing for a long time. Not as many years as the Rudder Cup, for sure, but long enough to have covered some serious miles.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Do or die for World Tour crews
Rob Kothe,
Adam Minoprio and his Emirates Team New Zealand BlackMatch crew faced a sudden death match, going into the last event in the World Match Racing Tour, fighting for his season at 4-6, against Sebastien Col, 6-4.... [more]
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Ullman Sails welcomes Tony Bull of Bull Sails to the team
Ullman Sails News,
Tony Bull a prominent Melbourne sailmaker of 'Bull Sails' in Geelong, formerly Quantum Sails, has joined the Ullman Sails team.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Thinking the Unthinkable!!
Rob Kothe,
The tension continues to increase on the Pulau Duyong Basin on Day 3 of the Monsoon Cup, as the 12 crews battle for their place in the quarter finals. The defending World Champion Ian Williams and his Team Pindar crew are almost certainly not going to make the quarter final cut but now New Zealand's Adam Minoprio; the 2009 World Match Racing Tour leader is in great danger too.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villas now available for Holiday letting!
Kristie Kaighin,
Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villas now available for holiday letting! Available for New Years Eve! Be one of the first to stay in one of these amazing 4 bedroom villas. The superb waterfront position offers the villa breathtaking water views over Dent Passage and to Dent Island. Ideally located just next to the marina, it is just a short stroll to the village.... [more]
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The Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart x 2
John Curnow,
For the second year now, the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria will get away two fleets to Hobart on December 27, 2009. It all started in 2007, when for the first time ever, the Hobart fleet was 'diverted' through the finish line of the Melbourne to Launceston (M2L) race to mark that race's Centenary and the fact that it is our marvelous country's oldest ocean race.... [more]
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A week at Sail Port Stephens 2010 could mean 2 weeks in Croatia....
Jody O'Brien,
The major prize at Sail Port Stephens 2010 is a fabulous Mariner Boating Holiday for 2 valued at $15,000. Every race your boat enters gives you an entry - the more you race, the more chances to win. Start with the Commodores Cup on Monday 12 April, move to the Port Stephens Trophy on Friday 16 April, & if you really want to boost your chances, do the 2 feeder races from Sydney and Newcastle !... [more]
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Groupama 3 heading home to Brest
Cammas-Groupama 3,
The trimaran Groupama 3 will head back out to sea again tomorrow morning, Friday, bound for Brest.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Team Finland fights Spirit of Australia for lead
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10: Sprit of Australia is just about holding on to the lead following the team's recent victory at the Leg 3 scoring gate. 'Variable winds Southern Ocean style,' reports Edinburgh Inspiring Capital's skipper Matt Pike. 'Still a great sail in the moon light, bowling along towards Geraldton, minding the odd gust, and a fairly steady night.... [more]
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Young Tasmanian sailors heading for Cadet Worlds in Argentina
Peter Campbell,
Five young Tasmanian sailors are in the team of ten to represent Australia at the International Cadet World championships to be sailed on the River Plate at Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the end of this month... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup race day four; anything can happen
Tracey Johnstone,
Today is the second last day of racing in the 23rd Phuket King's Cup with the international crews coming back onto the water after a day of relaxation and race strategy review. Overnight many of the top crews have been doing their numbers, working out where they need to finish to hold a top three place, which boats could knock them off and how they should race the course on this critical day.... [more]
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The Best Of 2009 SF Regattas Imagery by Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson,
Revisit the 2009 sailing season with images by Erik Simonson of h2oshots.com from the largest ever Three Bridge Fiasco, South Tower Demons smack downs at the Crewed Lightship, The 1st ever Kiteboard Worlds, Some mighty mights in Optis, the excitement of the 505 Worlds and the glamour of the Big Boat Series to the spirits of the Great Pumpkin and everything in between! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!... [more]
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Prime Minister To Give Away The Prizes – Monsoon Cup
Rurrum, K. Terengganu,
The Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will attend the finals of the Monsoon Cup 2009, the final leg of the World Match Racing Tour, this Sunday (6th December) and also present the top prizes for the World Championship and the winner of the fifth edition of the Monsoon Cup, the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) announced today.... [more]
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