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Pittwater Coffs, Contender Worlds, I14's, Lasers - all the news

There are more sailing boats on the Water in January than any other time of year, we have lots of news. Sail-World will be at the Contender Worlds and Etchells Australian titles over the next 10 days, then at Audi Victoria Week.

If you've not entered the Etchells Nationals at Lake Macquarie or Audi Victoria Week. Do it NOW!!!

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Entries closing for Murphy & Nye 2010 Etchells Australian Championship
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
The Murphy & Nye 2010 Australian Etchells Championships being sailed out of Lake Macquarie Yacht Club on Lake Macquarie are just a week away and initial entries without late fees close off today.... [more]
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Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Series – Solitary Islands Race Forecast
Nathan May,
PredictWind is forecasting light to moderate winds for the Solitary Islands Races on 5th and 6th of January. The races are part of the recently developed Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Offshore Series and should make for some interesting racing.... [more]
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Australia's Contender dinghy makes world sailing history
2010 Contender Worlds Media,
A classic Australian sailing dinghy from the sketch pad of Ben Lexcen who designed the America's Cup winner Australia II will become part of world sailing history today.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship day one - Black Flags and restarts
Neil Patchett,
CST Composites International 14 World Championship day one report. Defending World Champion Archie Massey blitzed the fleet in his first qualifying race and was then black flagged in the second to finish 53rd overall.... [more]
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46th Sabot Nationals - Diamond sparkles, Crowd controlled
Peter McIntosh,
James Brewer controlled a crowd of contenders in Crowd Control to win the seniors and Gosford's Sophie McIntosh and Jordan Makin won the junior division of the 46th Australian Sabot Championships on Brisbane Water.... [more]
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45th Hartley TS 16s Australian championships Drummoyne Sailing Club
Annette Brennan,
After four years a New South Wales boat The Ambulance finally reclaims the national title from the Victorian boat Tru- Blu ruining their chances of making it a record five wins in a row at the 45th Hartley TS 16s Australian championships at Drummoyne Sailing Club... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Spirit of Australia leads
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Race 5 Geraldton, WA to Singapore underway... [more]
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Wild Oats XI takes line honours in 2010 Pittwater Coffs Harbour Race
Damian Devine,
'Wild Oats XI' finished the Pittwater to Coffs Race today crossing the line at 10:03am in a time 21hrs 3mins 57secs, some two and a half hours outside the record.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Constructed in Country - it's complicated!
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
Yet another legal storm is brewing on the America's Cup horizon - with just five weeks left until the start of the regatta. This time the point of difference is over the interpretation of another phrase in the America's Cup lexicon.... [more]
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Australian Sharpie National ChampionshipDay 4 + images + results
Peter Campbell,
South Australian sailors scooped the pool on the fourth day of competition in the 67th Australian Sharpie National Championships sailed today.... [more]
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Australian Laser Championship Day 7 - Slingsby dominates conditions
Josh Sampson,
The strong, fresh winds and Tom Slingsby's dominance remained but the sunny skies made a return as competitors were asked to navigate tough conditions on Day 7 of the 2010 Australian Laser Championship.... [more]
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2010 Contender Australian and World Championships
Suellen Hurling,
Photos of the Contender sailors going through the motions of measuring and registering for the Australian and World Championships... [more]
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B14 National Championships wrap - New Champions + event images
Sophie Hunt,
Nick Richardson and Mark Padgett are the new National Champions, overcoming World Champ Sly Bone (Guy Bancroft, David Grace), after a faultless final day's racing.... [more]
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Dark & Stormy wins handicap honours in 2010 Pittwater to Coffs race
Damian Devine,
Dark & Stormy Witch, the Murray Custom 37 owned and skippered by the RPAYC's Bruce Staples and Jim King has taken out the coveted IRC overall handicap honours in the 2010 Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht race.... [more]
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Sabot Week competitors sneak a race in as breeze dies
Peter McIntosh,
The wind had a sleep-in the day after New Year's Day and refused to get out of bed for the fourth day of the Australian Sabot Championships at Gosford.... [more]
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Cadet World Championships - Australians Alec and Sam Bailey lead
Sail-World.com,
Young Tasmanians Alec and Sam Bailey have taken the overall lead at the International Cadet World Championships being sailed on the River Plate at Buenos Aires, Argentina... [more]
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Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race - in a nutshell
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
Light winds overnight have cost the two super maxis sailing in the 2010 Pittwater Coffs Harbour race any chance of breaking the race record.... [more]
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Swiss seek more talks on America's Cup issues
Richard Gladwell,
The America's Cup Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, sent a letter to Golden Gate Yacht Club representatives on 31 December 2009, inviting the American Challenger to a meeting with David Tillett, the Chairman of the 33rd America's Cup International Jury, to discuss various topics raised by both teams.... [more]
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‘Invincible' Invincible King of the Derwent 2010 – again!
Peter Campbell,
Bellerive Yacht Club member Harold Clark today began yet another decade of winning harbour races in Hobart. Invincible won the 2010 Sargisons Jewellers King of the Derwent Race. Invincible also won the AMS division from two Victorian yachts, Ingenue (Rosie Colahan) and Godzilla (Tom Fowler), again by more than six minutes on corrected time.... [more]
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Wild Oats XI holds lead in Pittwater Coffs Race
Damian Devine,
At the first sked in the 29th annual Pittwater vto Coffs Harbour race just completed Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI is still is in front of Grant Wharington's Etihad Stadium just off Lake Macquarie with Black Jack a little way back in third place.... [more]
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Australian Laser Championships Day 6 - Jekell and Hyde weather
Josh Sampson,
Day 6 of the 2010 Australian Laser Championships. After a favourable forecast with light to moderate winds predicted, seas rose and winds swung quickly peaking at around six feet and gusting at 20-25 knots. The majority of competitors did, however, manage to stick it out with business running near enough as usual.... [more]
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King of the Derwent: Storm sail decision pays off for 100-footer Loyal
Peter Campbell,
Sean Langman must have had an insight into the weather before the start of today's iconic harbour race in Hobart, the Sargisons Jewellers King of the Derwent - his 100-footer LOYAL was the only yacht to start the race with storm sails hoisted.... [more]
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Pittwater Water Coffs Race - Wharro goes to War, Part 2
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
As Grant Wharington and his Etihad Stadium supermaxi crew sailed under the Harbour Bridge, on their way to the start of the 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart, the owner/skipper turned to his after guard and asked – 'Does anyone else feel like we are off to war?' She was forced to retire soon after the Hobart start with rigging issues, but now Wharro, along with Graeme Taylor (GT) and his crew... [more]
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Upload your own Event and Class Sailing News Now!!
Sail-World.com,
If your Nationals are running and there is no report on Sail-World, email or call your Publicity Person now with this information.!!! Sailors are used to reading the sailing news of today, online. It might be the B14's, the Sabots, J-24's, Etchells, 505's, Fireballs, Hartley TS16's, Mirrors, NS14's, - All these classes post reports via the Sail-World Upload system.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - To the victors go the spoils
KPMS,
Owners and crews, friends and family, gathered on the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania lawn in warm sunshine today for the presentation of trophies for the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.... [more]
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100-footer to contest King of the Derwent Race
Peter Campbell,
The 100-footer Investec Loyal is expected to head a fleet of up to 80 yachts in tomorrow's Sargisons King of the Derwent, Hobart's annual spectacle of sail.... [more]
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Australian J24 Championship - Sean v Sean
Simon Grain,
This season's 2010 J24 Nationals at Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne is shaping up for a number of monumental battles. In the last 6 years, this has been a battle of the Sean's, with five wins between them, three to Sean Kirkjian and two to Sean Wallis, interestingly all in different boats.... [more]
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Sharpie Nationals - Tasmanian crews lead on the Derwent + images
Peter Campbell/Jane Austin images,
Consistent sailing in fresh breezes has placed the Tasmanian crew of Ric Buchanan, Andrea Declerk and Nick Johnston with a two point lead after three heats of the National Sharpie Australian championships on Hobart's River Derwent.... [more]
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Medical Management for Mariners - a vital course for a longer voyage
Sail-World Cruising,
All sensible sailors take a First Aid course as preparation for sailing. However, good as they are, these courses typically deal with how to react to a medical emergency in the first half hour or so before the paramedic arrives. This is not sufficient for sailing journeys, and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is seeking to fill this knowledge gap with 'Medical Management for Mariners'... [more]
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Images from Day 3 of Hartley TS 16 Australian Championships
Crosbie Lorimer,
Yesterday's racing for the 23 boat fleet contesting the Hartley TS 16 Australian Championships was held in light and patchy nor-easters on the Parramatta River; certainly not the ideal conditions in which to combat the constant half metre wave sets from the flotilla of powerboats rushing down to the harbour for a spot from which to watch the fireworks.... [more]
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Optimists gather in Adelaide
Janet Jerwood,
Optimists sailors from across the globe are gathering at Brighton and Seacliff YC in preparation for the start of the OZIOPTI Australian High performance clinic which commences tomorrow. The clinic which boasts world renowned optimist coaches has attracted 87 sailors from Denmark, UAE, Hong Kong, Japan, Myanmar, New Zealand, PNG, Singapore and USA.... [more]
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Hobart Supermaxis to threaten Pittwater to Coffs Harbour record
Damian Devine,
Two Sydney Hobart supermaxi line honours winner Bob Oatey's 100ft ‘Wild Oats XI' skippered by Mark Richards and Grant Wharrington's 98ft ‘Etihad Stadium' are expected to attack the race record, when a spectacular fleet of 50 yachts starts in the first ocean race of the new decade starting tomorrow, the 2010 Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Offshore race at 1pm, off Broken Bay.... [more]
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Leaders neck-and-neck in Australian Sabot Championships
Peter McIntosh,
The fireworks went off at Gosford waterfront last night but it's too early for celebrations in the Australian Sabot Championships with only one point separating the first two senior leaders.... [more]
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Australian International 420 Championship Regatta update
Sail-World.com,
The 2009/10 Australian International 420 Championship Regatta is underway at the Largs Bay Sailing Club in South Australia. Racing continues until january 3rd.... [more]
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Australian Laser Championships - Winds of change fail to stop fun
Josh Sampson,
It has been an indifferent Day 4 at the 2010 Australian Laser Championships with Races 5 and 6 postponed due to insufficient wind conditions.... [more]
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Cadet World Championships - New leaders
Sail-World.com,
After five races, British sailors Arthur Henderson and Matthew Currell lead the Cadet World Championships, being sailed in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... [more]
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Marina Profile: Port Stephens
Fiona Harper,
The expansive body of water known as Port Stephens penetrates far inland, creating a popular cruising destination north of Sydney, with all weather refuge for mariners.... [more]
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Australian Sabot Championships - Thunderstruck bolts ahead
Peter McIntosh,
Thunderstruck, skippered by Gosford's Vardon Robson, bolted to the lead after the second day of racing in the 46th Australian Sabot Championships on Brisbane Water.... [more]
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NZ Sail.com Laser support program offers integrity and service
Tracey Johnstone,
Since March this year NZSail.com has been at the forefront online in New Zealand supplying high quality sales and support for Laser class boats and equipment.... [more]
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X-Yachts appoint new Australian Dealer
Andrew Parkes,
X-Yachts of Denmark have appointed a new dealer to represent the company's complete range of sailing yachts in Australia. Headed by Managing Director Andrew Parkes, X-Yachts Australia is based at Birkenhead Point Marina on Sydney Harbour, where it offers sales and customer support services for new and existing clients.... [more]
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Mike Welsh cruises into Hobart - Hang on Trev, I need another beer
Media Services,
Sandringham yachtsman Mike Welsh arrived in Hobart at the end of a dream run in the 2010 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race race in his new Beneteau built Farr designed First 40 - horns locked in battle with two identical sister ships, Two True, from the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia and Paca, from New Caledonia.... [more]
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Derwent Squadron confirms Launceston to Hobart Overall winner
Peter Campbell,
The Derwent Sailing Squadron today confirmed the Tamar Yacht Club entry Blue Sky as the Overall Winner of the third annual Sargison Jewellers Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race.... [more]
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Melbourne to Hobart West Coaster arrivals - Relief
John Curnow,
Latest Melbourne to Hobart West Coaster arrivals update. The breeze brought home a lot of boats in the last few hours. It must have been a huge relief for the crews, who like a bunch of recalcitrant children, must have been asking everyone, 'Are we there yet?'... [more]
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Double Olympic medalist recognised with New Zealand Honour
Richard Gladwell,
One of the icons of New Zealand sailing, Rex Sellers, has been named in the New Year's Honours published today. He will be invested as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Sellers is best known as the winner of an Olympic Gold medal in 1984 and a silver medal in Pusan, Korea in 1988, both crewed by Chris Timms.... [more]
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Fickle Derwent winds down to a Zephyr
Peter Campbell,
From ten o'clock last night to two o'clock this morning there was little more than a zephyr of wind on the River Derwent - and that ended chances of the 33-footer from Balmain, named Zephyr Hamilton Elevators, becoming Overall winner of the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.... [more]
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1,2,3,4,5....... is reward for Southern Spars in Rolex Sydney Hobart
David Glen,
The performances of Alfa Romeo, Wild Oats XI, ICAP Leopard, Investec Loyal and RAN confirm the status of Southern Spars rigs at the forefront of the world's leading offshore yachting events. Southern Spars achieved a notable feat with the fully rigged Ericsson Racing Team and PUMA leading home in the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race... [more]
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Melbourne to Hobarts - First in from the other side
John Curnow/Jennifer McGuigan,
Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobarts - 'JazzPlayer' crossed the line at 20:49:09 tonight in dying breeze. Lord help the rest, as there is a bunch of Olympic Rings (zero, zero, zero...) from the weather station at South Bruny Island. Door closed for the Westcoasters for now.... [more]
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Cadet World Championship - British pair lead the fleet
Sail-World.com,
The British pair, Christopher Brewster and Ole Alcock lead the Cadet World Championships, being held from the 26th December 2009 to 4th January 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... [more]
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International 14 Teams Racing - Win to Australia
Neil Patchett,
Australia today won the International 14 class Teams Racing event at Manly on Sydney Harbour. The Teams Racing was held in near perfect conditions.... [more]
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Melbourne to Hobart - Audacious onboard report and race update
John Curnow/Jennifer McGuigan,
Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart West Coaster report from Greg Clinnick onboard 'Audacious'. So its back to the grind. After 72.5 hours of racing we are all getting a bit weary (understatement). The spectacular scenery and wildlife do offset some of the frustration. We have just watched a large pod of dolphins corral a school of fish for their dinner. Quite special.... [more]
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Eventful first race of Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Offshore Series
Damian Devine,
An eventful day in the Pittwater Trophy Offshore Race, the first of four races in the 29th Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Offshore Series, hosted by the RPAYC which got off to a great start off Barrenjoey in a solid 15-20 knot Southerly before easing to a light easterly at the end of the day.... [more]
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Australian Laser Championships Day 3 - Slingsby dominates
Josh Sampson,
Australian Laser Championships and Tom Slingsby has moved well clear of rival and defending Full Rig Champion Ashley Brunning at the top of the standings, showing ice cool resolve in the searing Adelaide heat.... [more]
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Launceston to Hobart - Out of the mud, onto the podium
Peter Campbell,
Hobart yachtsman David Taylor and his yacht Pisces have made a remarkable recovery to win the IRC handicap division of the Launceston to Hobart race. From dead last of the 35 yacht fleet into Bass Strait, the Sydney 36 steadily made up ground down the East Coast to finish ninth across the line on Tuesday and today was confirmed as winner of the IRC division and second in the AMS division.... [more]
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Australian B14 Championships Day 3
Sophie Hunt,
Another southerly day at the B14 Australian Championships, with many lead changes and a mixed bag of results.... [more]
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Heemskirk Consolidated Hobart races - Sked update
Jennifer McGuigan,
Heemskirk Consolidated West Coast and East Coast Races update at the lastest sked. Where's the wind? After all this is the notorious west coast of Tasmania. In a contrast of coasts the east coast fleet are enjoying northerlies at 23 knots, they are at last enjoying the run down the coast.... [more]
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Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster - They're in!
John Curnow,
Winners are grinners all right - and this is no more so than for Tony Fowler today, owner of 'Ocean Skins' - the winner of the Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship day one
Neil Patchett,
Teams racing is under way at the CST Composites International 14 World Championship on Sydney Harbour. Australia, Germany and Great Britain all put in strong performances throughout the day held in a 12-18kt sou'easter.... [more]
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Ocean Skins takes line Honours in Heemskirk Consolidated East Coaster
Jennifer McGuigan ORCV,
Tony Fowler is a very happy man today as he has driven his Rogers 46, Ocean Skins to Line Honours victory in the Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster race. Crossing the line at 09.53 this morning on a gorgeous Hobart day just 8.29 minutes in front of Phil Simpfendorfer on Veloce.... [more]
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