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The OTHER sailing news, NOT the Hobart

Yes there is other racing. Soon we are actually going to an America's Cup series, right now we had the ISAF World Cup and more.

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America's Cup: Appeal decision announced on Rules and Venue
Richard Gladwell,
In a not unexpected decision, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court has declined to uphold the Appeal lodged by SNG in respect of the Venue and Rules issues. Accordingly the Match will take place in Valencia on 8 February 2010.... [more]
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Online entries for Australia's longest annual Cat1 race now open
John Curnow,
At 770 nautical miles, the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club's, Butlers Business and Law Round Lord Howe Island Yacht Race is Australia's longest, annual Cat1 race. For sure the Melbourne to Vanuatu, Melbourne to Osaka (Cat0) races and a certain Bob 'Freight Train' Williams' Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally are longer, but they are not annual events.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne Day 2 - Top crews move further ahead
Sail Melbourne media,
Sail Melbourne Day 2. What a difference a day makes. After the strong breeze and heavy seas of day one, today was a completely different picture at Sail Melbourne with light winds and very little swell dictating play.... [more]
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A Fine Vintage - Hobie Series 1 Championships
Shauna McGee Kinney,
The current 2007 Hobie Grand Masters World Champions along with Youth, Women and Tiger athletes will be on the water from Tuesday 29 December to Thursday 31 December in Mandurah at the Hog's Breath Cafe & Hobie Cat Australasia Australian Hobie Class National Championships 2009/2010... [more]
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America's Cup: BMW Oracle Racing leaves San Diego bound for Valencia
BMW Oracle Racing Media,
The BMW ORACLE Racing team has departed San Diego for Valencia, Spain, in preparation for February's 33rd America's Cup Match. The cargo ship Oceanlady left the Port of San Diego early on Tuesday afternoon and turned south. It will pass through the Panama Canal before heading across the Atlantic Ocean and into the Mediterranean Sea. The trip to Valencia will take approximately three weeks, d... [more]
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World Yacht Racing Forum: Read the wrap up and see the Videos
MaxComm Communication,
See the videos as the World Yacht Racing Forum brings light on future of the America's Cup. Last week's World Yacht Racing Forum America's Cup session brought clear answers from both Alinghi and BMW ORACLE Racing. Publically united for the first time since two years, Russell Coutts and Brad Butterworth agreed on several key elements.... [more]
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Trifecta of international regattas for Auckland's Festival of Sail
Richard Gladwell,
Auckland Mayor John Banks announced today the Auckland Festival of Sail — three major international regattas to be held on the Waitemata Harbour in March 2010. The three major intrenational sailing regattas will be held in conjunction with the Auckland International Boat Show The events will bring together leading professional international match racing skippers and teams and top-ranked amateur... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Race 4 Finish line in sight for some teams
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10: Race 4, Cape Town to Geraldton, Western Australia. Day 23 report. Everything is still to play for in Race 4 and despite extending their lead over the Australian team to 14 nautical miles, the crew on board Team Finland is not foolish enough to assume that line honours will be theirs.... [more]
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Catalina Yachts Annual Lake Macquarie Summer Rendezvous January 8-10
Rod Mackay,
Catalina Yachts Annual Lake Macquarie Summer Rendezvous January 8-10, 2010. This regatta is for the owners and guests of Catalina Yachts who have gotten over the silly season and will look forward to sailing on beautiful Lake Macquarie for some fun and sun.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Oman Sail's Masirah leads series
Extreme Sailing Series Asia and Sail-World.com,
Sailing Series Asia - Round 2 - Singapore. A thunderstorm, with heavy rain and lightning stopped the final day's proceedings. The heavy downpour was relentless, forcing the Race Committee to abandon the race and the day's sailing for safety reasons as lightning powered down over Marina Reservoir.... [more]
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Watch the Monsoon Cup
World Match Racing Tour,
The Monsoon Cup will be airing on Sky Channel 433 in the UK and Ireland tonight Tuesday 15/12/09 at 23.00hrs. It will then be repeated on Sky Channel 437 at 23.00hrs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.... [more]
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J24 Association Female Sailor of the year awarded to Lisa Simonov
Sandringham Yacht Club,
The 'Most Significant Involvement of a Female' trophy has not been awarded every year and is only awarded for exceptional people. Lisa Simonov take a bow!... [more]
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Liz Wardley is off again on SolOceans to New Zealand
SolOceans Media,
Around-the-world Reference Tour of the SolOceans. Since her departure from the Bay of Concarneau on Saturday 12 December at 1.00pm (1200 UT), Liz Wardley (Skipper Sojasun) has quickly crossed the Bay of Biscay. Thanks to a NE 15-30 knot wind, she kept a steady rhythm onboard the SolOceans One-design.... [more]
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Fast and Furious in the West - Hobie Class National Championships
Shauna McGee Kinney,
The Australian Hobie Class National Championships 2009/2010 in Mandurah promises to be spectacular and exhilarating.... [more]
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18 ft Skiffs Syd Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy pictures
18ft Skiffs Syd Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy was sailed on Sunday 13th December 2009 on Sydney Harbour. Thurlow Fisher-City crewed by newly crowned NSW champions Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas was a comfortable winner.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 crews start to feel pressure as finish line looms
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10: Day 23 Cape Town to Geraldton, Western Australia. The first of the fleet is expected into Geraldton on Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning.... [more]
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Josh McKenzie-Brown reports on Day 1 Sail Melbourne Regatta
Joshua McKenzie-Brown,
Josh McKenzie-Brown (18) reports from Day 1 of the Sail Melbourne regatta being sailed on Port Philip Bay. Sail Melbourne is the first round in the 2010 ISAF World Cup circuit. John is competing in the 2.4Mtr singlehanded class with the objective of representing New Zealand in the 2012 Paralympics at Weymouth.... [more]
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Fourteen top Singapore Youth Sailors experience Life at the Extreme
Extreme Sailing Series Asia,
Extreme Sailing Series Asia. In Singapore fourteen young sailors got the ride of their life this morning as they stepped onboard two Extreme 40s with some of the world's best sailors at the Marina Reservoir. It wasn't just fun for the youth sailors, the opportunity to take the stars of the future out sailing was also a treat for the professional crews.... [more]
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World Sailing Cup - Sail Melbourne Day 1
Sail Melbourne media,
Day one of racing at the 2009 Sail Melbourne regatta is complete with a strong breeze and big waves providing perfect racing conditions for the opening round of the 2009/2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup. Canada's Michael Leigh leads the Laser Class, Page Raily (USA) leaders Laser Radials and Australia's Page and Belcher the M470... [more]
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The NZ 12ft Skiff fleet name their 12 boat team to take on Australia
Hamish Hey,
The NZ Team to contest the Don Brooke Memorial at the Barfoot and Thomson 50th 12ft Skiff Inter-Dominions has been named. A fleet of 16 boats contested the selection trials with some tight racing on the inner Waitemata Harbour out of the Auckland Sailing Club last weekend.... [more]
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2009 NSW Hobie Championship Results
Sally Darmanin,
Current Multihull World Youth Champions Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin are now the 2009 Sailing Scene NSW Hobie 16 State Champions. Sailed in the beautiful waters of Vincentia Jason and Lisa beat a host of current and past World and National Champions to secure the open championship over 8 races... [more]
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Little Boat Challenge: From Maxis to Minis
Lisa Ratcliff, Rolex Sydney Hobart Media team,
This morning representatives from seven of the eight maxis lining up for this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart became mini boat skippers, racing two feet long model boats in the inaugural Little Boat Challenge. Neville Crichton's Alfa Romeo, represented by helmsman Erle Williams, won the best of three series with two wins while Wild Oats XI's skipper Mark Richards picked up one victory.... [more]
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The J24 class is gearing up for a hot regatta in Melbourne this season
Simon Grain,
The 2010 J24 National Championships will be held at Sandringham YC in Melbourne on January 2nd - 8th. Approximately 20 boats are expected to attend with boats coming from WA, SA and NSW. This will be the first National Championships held at the new Sandringham Clubhouse, a multi million dollar state of the art facility situated right on the breakwater.... [more]
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‘Tropical Shirt' sailors heading for Hobart
Ian Grant,
The countdown to the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race has entered the final stages for the ‘Tropical Shirt' sailors as they prepare to master the challenge of completing 628 nautical miles of physically gruelling ocean racing.... [more]
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All I want for Christmas is an Optimist!
Jardine Media,
Ozi Opti are offering a great deal for Clubs looking to upgrade their junior fleet over the summer months: buy six boats and get one free! Yes, that's right folks, a terrific little Optimist dinghy for nix. And the bargains don't stop there: if you want to get your son or daughter into sailing, a single Optimist will cost you just $3500 on a trolley with covers, sails are priced between $300 and... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing packs up and leaves San Diego
From bmworacleracingblog.blogspot.com: Friday was a bittersweet day in the BMW Oracle Racing team campaign. Our time in San Diego is coming to a close, and during the afternoon, one hour ahead of schedule, the BOR 90 was moved from the team base to on board the cargo ship the Ocean Lady, which will transport it to Valencia.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs NSW Champions continue form
Frank Quealey,
Syd Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy - The strong wind took a toll on the fleet with leading contenders Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin) and Rag & Famish Hotel (John Harris) both forced out with gear damage. With the 3-buoys handicap system in operation for the race, the fleet was closely bunched for the first spinnaker run from Clarke Island to Obelisk Bay.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Consistency pays on a tough day
Extreme Sailing Series Asia,
Extreme Sailing Series Asia. The fleet in Singapore had everything thrown at them today as they contended with an intense 15 minute rainstorm, wind that peaked at 12 knots and then they were left crawling around the racecourse as the wind dropped to just 1.2 knots.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Closely packed fleet heads for Geraldton
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Day 22 Cape Town to Geraldton, Western Australia. Spirit of Australia closes in for the kill as Team Finland emerges from Stealth Mode.... [more]
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Big rigs mistake helps Jackson Electrical take NZ 18ft skiff title
18ft Skiff Association,
Jackson Electrical sailed by Chris Skinner, Luke Gower and Dave Healy are the 2009 NZ 18ft skiff Champions following a consistent series in difficult conditions, in which they won half the races and didn't finish outside the top three in any races.... [more]
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Rolex Trophy Series to Estate Master and The Tavern
Di Pearson,
Martin and Lisa Hill and their Estate Master crew won the Farr 40 class, while a bunch of Tasar sailors won every race of the Sydney 38 class to each win their class in the Rolex Trophy One Design series' sailed over the last three days.... [more]
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McConaghy announced as Prize Sponsor for 29th Pittwater - Coffs Series
Damian Devine,
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, hosts of the Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Offshore Series announced a partnership with McConaghy Boats for the 2009-10 series which kicks off on December 30, 2009. The winner of the overall IRC Division of the four race Pittwater & Coffs Offshore Series will win a brand new McConaghy Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel worth $3,500.... [more]
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