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There are more sailing boats on the water in Australia in January then any other time.

We are heading out onto Brisbane's Waterloo Bay for the first races in the 2010 Contender Worlds.

Please keep all the Nationals reports coming!!!

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team



Wind again for 2010 Contender World Championships – Day One
Al Constable,
Sunshine at last for the Contender sailors preparing their boats ahead of the first races in the 40th Contender World Championships, being sailed put of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron today.... [more]
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Australian Finn Championship 2010 Day 2 - New Zealand in the lead
BaldWIN Media,
Australian Finn Championship 2010. After an hour wait for the breeze to steady long enough to lay a course, racing got underway at Sorrento Sailing Club. The fleet saw many different boats leading the chase during the light and shifty race but again it was the Kiwi, Nik Burfoot that took line honours followed by the young newcomer, Oliver Tweddell and in third was Western Australia's, Tim Castles.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 5: Hull & Humber snaps steering cable
Clipper Ventures Media,
Hull & Humber deals with snapped steering cable. 'The steering's gone!' For the next few seconds Hull & Humber continued on her course before she started to round up. Job one- get the main centralised; job two - rig up secondary steering; job three - get the kite down; job four - change cable for spare one.' Six miles separate top five teams, Edinburgh Inspiring Capital makes strong gains,... [more]
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Glowfast designs custom Luminous Rope Clutch Labels for Oyster
Glowfast,
Oyster has commissioned Glowfast to design a customised set of Luminous Rope Clutch Labels to be supplied as standard on all new build Oyster Yachts.... [more]
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49er World Championship - Spanish team dominates
Jerelyn Biehl,
49er World Championship - Five to eight knots of wind was all that could muster to keep the first day of the finals for the Gold fleet alive.... [more]
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Geoff Holt first quadriplegic to cross the Atlantic
KTB PR,
Geoff Holt has just arrived in Tortola to become the first quadriplegic to sail across the Atlantic. He has sailed the 2,700 mile journey across the Atlantic on a 60ft purpose built catamaran Impossible Dream, unassisted in every aspect of the sailing.... [more]
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2010 Australian 470 Championship, Day 1
BaldWIN Media,
Plenty of action for the first day of the 2010 Australian 470 Championship took place at Sorrento where Olympic Gold Medallist, Malcolm Page and his team mate, Mathew Belcher took the lead winning all three races.... [more]
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She Sunk! Three videos from Ady Gil - Earthrace collision with Whalers
Powerboat-World.com,
The Carbon fibre 24 metre (78 foot) bio-diesel powered Ady Gil, formerly Earthrace, the round the world powerboat record holder tangled with the Shonan Mauru 2 has now sunk... [more]
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Sydney Hobart 2009 - Won and Lost on First Night
Penny Haire,
Post race analysis shows that it didn't matter if you were sailing a Maxi or a Sydney 38 - the eventual winners reaped rich rewards from strong currents by making smart tactical decisions on the first night.... [more]
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J24 2010 National Championships - What a difference a day makes
Hugo Ottaway,
J24 2010 National Championships. With only one day's racing to go in the Australian J24 championships, there is only one point between first and second and one point between third and fourth. The current standings have Doug McGain NSW first 14 points, Sean Wallis W.A. second 15 points, Hugo Ottaway Vic third 22 points, Dave Suda Vic fourth 23 points and Sean Kirkjian NSW 32 points.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship Final Series - Brits lead
Neil Patchett,
CST Composites International 14 Class World Championship Final Series – Day One. Archie Massey and crew Dan Wilsdon won race one of the Final Series in the Gold fleet today in a 5-10knot sou'easter sailed out of North Harbour, Sydney.... [more]
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International 505 Australian Championships - The Fat Lady has sung
Jordan Spencer,
The fat lady has sung at the Ronstan International 505 Australian Championships and she sings for Michael Quirk and Simon Reffold. There is one more race today, but the forecast looks an absolute disaster, very high temperatures generally mean no wind or a giant Northerly which dies to nothing.... [more]
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Dragons Australasian Championship Prince Philip Cup - A New Champion
Bernie Kaaks,
It all came down to the last lap of the last race today to decide the Dragons Australian Champion.... [more]
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Heat soars on and off the water at 2010 OAMPS in Adelaide
Yachting Australia Media,
The 2010 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship is underway, with day one of racing complete at Largs Bay Sailing Club in Adelaide... [more]
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Splash Worlds: All Kiwi-podium going into final day of racing
Zoe Hawkins,
There are only two races left to be sailed in the Splash World Sailing Championship at Takapuna Beach in Auckland, New Zealand, and local sailors are occupying the top three spots in provisional results published this afternoon. After two clear wins today, Chris Steele (NZL) is leading the fleet with 20 points. Reigning Champ Declan Burn (NZL) is in second place on 25 points, and 2008 Wor... [more]
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16ft Skiff National Championships - Heat 5
Michael McMahon,
The 16ft Skiff National Championships Heat 5 was sailed in another 8-13 knot south-easterly breeze under cloudy skies. Racing continues on Friday 8th January and runs through to Saturday 9th January.... [more]
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Inaugural Coffs to Paradise Ocean Yacht Race - Black Jack leads
Bronwen Ince,
Eleven yachts crewed by 100 enthusiastic sailors set out from Coffs Harbour at 10am today on the Inaugural 150 nautical mile Coffs to Paradise ocean yacht race. By late this afternoon the hot favourite for line honours, the 66-footer Black Jack, owned by Peter Harburg and skippered by Mark Bradford, was living up to expectations.... [more]
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13ft Skiffs - Northside Sailing School continues to dominate
Annette Brennan,
Middle Harbour skiff Northside Sailing School skippered by Scott Cotton from Middle Harbour 16ft Skiff Club continues to dominate the series with their fourth heat win today but only winning by 21 seconds.... [more]
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Contender World Champion aims for eight
Rob Kothe,
Italy's Andrea Bonezzi is the King of the Contender Class. Bonezzi started sailing the Contender single handed trapeze dinghy in 1984 at age 15 and now 25 years on he is the current World Champion with seven World titles to his credit.... [more]
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Harken Women's International Match Racing Regatta - NoR now available
Pam Scrivenor,
The women's match racing calendar is filling up with events in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics with Women's Match Racing a new discipline to be included in sailing. The Australian and New Zealand events are also hot items on the calendar as both regattas will be sailed on Elliott 6s which are similar to the equipment chosen for the 2012 Olympics.... [more]
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29er World Championship - Haumann and Holtug continue to lead
Jerelyn Biehl,
On the World Championships 29er course, Danish duo Oscar Haumann and Taus Holtug continue to dominate. Four races were held on the 29er course with only a few teams able to keep all scores in the single digits.... [more]
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A reminder for boaters to use caution when refueling
NSW Government Media,
After two boat fires in NSW this week, Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay has issued a reminder to boaters to be extremely cautious about fire safety on vessels.... [more]
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Boat fire at Empire Marina Bobbin Head
Empire Marina Media,
A man, aged in his early 40s, was injured while starting his 30ft fibreglass motor cruiser at the fuel wharf at Empire Marina Bobbin Head. Sydney, on Thursday morning. The vessel was not being fuelled at the time... [more]
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Outteridge and Jensen head into 49er Gold fleet in good position
Craig Heydon,
Reigning 49er World Champions Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have had a strong run on day three of the 2010 49er World Championship, consolidating their fifth position to be just eight points off the lead at the completion of the qualification races... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - Australian Championship Race 1 on Sunday
Frank Quealey - 18 Footers League,
Following a three week break over the Christmas-New Year period, the Sydney 18 Footer Season resumes on Sunday when the Australian 18 Footers League conducts Race 1 of the Australian Championship on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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505 Australian Championships Day 3 - Very tricky conditions prevail
Jordan Spencer,
Day 3 of the Ronstan International 505 Australian Championships saw a two race day in 5 – 12 knots of wind. Again treacherous conditions prevailed with big pressure and directional changes... [more]
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Images from Takapuna: Day 3 2010 Splash Worlds
Will Calver, Ocean Photography,
Will Calver of Ocean Photography presents this gallery from Day 3 of the 2010 Splash Worlds being sailed at Takapuna Beach, North Shore (NZL)... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR - Time running out to register
Marni Lane,
There are only a few days left to register for the second event of the 2009-2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup: US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, taking place from 25-30 January. Registration closes this Friday 8 January... [more]
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Windsurfing Youth Olympic Games qualifier concludes in Cadiz
ISAF/Techno293.org,
France, Great Britain, Israel, Poland, Russia and Spain secured spots in the windsurfing events at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games at the Techno 293 European Championships and YOG Qualifier held in Cadiz, Spain.... [more]
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Australian Finn Championship 2010, Day 1
BaldWIN Media,
The fleet of 18 Finns saw challenging conditions for the first day of racing at the Australian Finn Championship at Sorrento Sailing Club with defending champion, Anthony Nossiter chasing his training partner, Nik Burfoot in both races.... [more]
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New breeze, new leaders in 2010 Splash World Championship
Zoe Hawkins and Sail-World,
The mood of the weather gods did an about face for Day Three of the Splash World Sailing Championship sailed off picturesque Takapuna Beach in Auckland, New Zealand, with light and variable conditions seeing a new group of sailors take over the top spots.... [more]
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Australian 470 Championship Preview
Laura Baldwin,
The Australian 470 Championship 2010 is being hosted by Sorrento Sailing Club in Victoria. It is an impressive venue with golden sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters. 17 teams will compete for the title including three international teams from; Singapore, Hong Kong and Italy.... [more]
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International 14 World Championships - Brits win Day 5
Neil Patchett,
British sailors took first place in both qualifying races today in Day 5 of the CST Composites International 14 World Championship.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Cape Breton Island forfeits lead for long term gain
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09 - 10 Round the World Yacht Race, Race 5, Day 4. A tactical move has seen Cape Breton Island lose their slim lead to Spirit of Australia. Hull & Humber is the most westerly boat in the fleet, a position skipper Piers Dudin hopes will hold long term benefits for him and his team. Furthest to the east is Edinburgh Inspiring Capital.... [more]
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Dragon Australasian Championship - Tactics all important
Bernie Kaaks,
What a sensational variety of conditions competitors have had to face in this year's Prince Philip Cup! The normally predictable Swan River weather promises easterlies in the mornings, followed by a south-west breeze affectionately known as the Fremantle Doctor for its delightful cooling properties.... [more]
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Le Victory for Le Billet winning 29th Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Series
Damian Devine,
With the 29th Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Offshore Series now complete, Bill Ebsary's Beneteau 44.7 ‘Le Billet' representing the RPAYC has won the coveted IRC series crown for the third time in four years. With a near perfect scorecard with three wins and a second over four races, ‘Le Billet' ended with his scorecard on five points, a sweet victory for 25 time Coffs veteran.... [more]
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Will Skippy win the 40th Contender Worlds?
Rob Kothe,
In 1967 the first prototype was called Dorothy. The second in 1968, was named Skippy after a bright young Australian TV star kangaroo. Skippy was a sporty little trapeze dinghy from the design pad of Australian skiff sailor Bob Miller/Ben Lexcen, later the America's Cup designer of note. It was finally renamed the Contender.... [more]
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Australian 16ft Skiff Championships
Michael McMahon,
Australian 16ft Skiff Championships Heat 4. In the hours leading up to Heat 4 the wind had settled in to a 12-17 knot south-easterly. As a result, some skippers elected to take their smaller rigs. However, as the skiffs arrived in the start area the breeze lightened to around 8-13 knots.... [more]
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Australian 13ft Skiff Championships - Sydney Skiffs dominate
Mark Graham,
The 5th Australian Championships for the 13ft Skiffs are being held on Lake Macquarie at Belmont, NSW from the Belmont 16ft Skiff Club this year again in conjunction with the 16ft Skiff Australian Championships.... [more]
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Proposed lifejacket rules - have your say Now! before January 8
NSW Government,
NSW Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay is urging the boating community to have their say on proposed changes to lifejacket rules with the deadline for submissions due to close this Friday (January 8).... [more]
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29er World Championship - Danes hang onto the lead
Sail-World.com,
At the 29er Worlds beng sailed at Grand Bahama Island, Oscar Haumann and Klaus Holtug of Denmark managed a bullet and a third today in challenging conditions.... [more]
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Australian Sailing Team pair aiming to win Australian 470 title
Craig Heydon,
Australian Sailing Team crew Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page will be aiming for their fourth and eighth Australian 470 Championship titles respectively when the 2010 regatta begins at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club on Thursday 7 January.... [more]
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2010 Australian Laser Championship Full Report
Laura Baldwin,
Hundreds of kilometres of pristine sandy beaches surround the coast of South Australia but despite the temperatures soaring into the forties, there wasn't a soul swimming in the shallows yet out to sea in the enormous rolling and crashing waves there were plenty of Laser sailors going for an involuntary dip just off of Adelaide Sailing Club where the 2010 Australian Laser Championship was hosted.... [more]
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Action from VS 15 ft skiff Australian Championships on Lake Macquarie
www.sail-world.com,
Greg Mulvaney is on the water at the 2010 VS 15 ft skiff Australian titles at Teralba ASC on Lake Macquarie. Here is a selection of his images.... [more]
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J24 Australian titles - When Left is Right
Simon Grain,
It's rumoured that Dougie McGain went home after the first day of the 2010 Australian J24 Championship and written lines – ‘I must not go right, I must not go right, I must not go right, I must not go right, I must not go right, I must go left'.... [more]
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49er Worlds - Heavy winds make for a tough day out
Craig Heydon,
Australian Sailing Team crew Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have had a tough day by their high standards on day two of the 2010 49er World Championship, with a 9th and 11th place leaving them fourth overall.... [more]
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Caizergues World Kite-board Record ratified by WSSR
WSSR John Reed,
The WSSR Council announced the ratification of a Alexandre Caizergues World Record. Caizergues set the record on the 14th November 2009, averaging 50.98 kts over 501m at Luderitz in Namibia. He broke his own previous world record of 50.57 kts.... [more]
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Inaugural Coffs to Paradise race - All systems go
Rob Mundle,
The inaugural Coffs to Paradise race – from Coffs Harbour to the Gold Coast – will start at 10am tomorrow. The Coffs to Paradise race is the second stage of the new high-summer east coast offshore circuit.... [more]
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QLD announce reps for Audi King of The Docklands Match Racing C'ships
Ian Grant,
Audi Australian IRC Ocean racing champions Sean O'Rourke, Greg MacAllansmith and Adrian Finglas have been chosen to represent Queensland in the Audi King of The Docklands match racing championship later this month.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2010 - Brand NEW Yacht Club Villas!
Kristie Kaighin,
Book now and secure some great accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2010. Brand New Yacht Club Villas now available for holiday letting now available! Located right on the marina in an ideal location for Race Week - exclusive and luxurious. We specialise in luxury self-contained apartments and homes and we have many options to choose from ranging from 2 bedroom apartments through to 6 b... [more]
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Win a Trip for two in the Croatia Yacht Rally in September 2010
Maggie Joyce,
Win a Trip for two in the Croatia Yacht Rally in September 2010 worth $15,000. Mariner Boating Holidays and Yachting Victoria proudly announce their support for Variety Splash with a chance for you to win an all-inclusive trip for two on Mariner Boating Holidays 2010 Croatia Yacht Rally. Purchase tickets on line – follow the link - http://www.yachtingvictoria.com.au/event.asp?ID=29948&format=po... [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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Tasmania to host the Flying 11 Nationals 10-16 Jan
David Price,
The Flying Elevens are on the march once again for their national's regatta odyssey starting January 10th–16th hosted by Tamar Yacht Club at Beauty Pt, Tas. It will be a premier event for the Tasmanian sailing community and a huge boost for Tasmanian tourism with 140 young sailors and their families injecting over half a million dollars into the local Tamar Valley community over the regatta week.... [more]
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51st National Heron title goes to South Australia
Richard Gibson,
The 51st National Heron Championship has been won by Phil Kelly and Lauren Henderson from Port Lincoln, South Australia, sailing 10237 Drop Bear. The regatta was hotly contested by a fleet of 58 boats at Largs Bay Sailing Club (Adelaide).... [more]
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International 505 Australian Championships Day 2
Jordan Spencer,
505 Australian Championships Day 2 and the committee were keen to get three races in and heading out to the start, it looked like perfect sailing conditions, 10-15 kns in blue skies. Race one started in those conditions, but it started to fade reasonably quickly and became pretty shifty.... [more]
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VS 15 ft Skiffs - Young guns throw out challenge in day one action
Michael Turton,
Current national Champs Firestorm have been thrown a challenge by young guns Dynamic Route in day one action at the VS 15ft Skiff Nationals today. The Teralba ASC courses were short and the breezes shifty yet moderate allowing for some close finishes and interesting results, particularly at the front of the fleet where the 'unbeatable' Firestorm crew succumbed to a stellar race from Dynamic Ro... [more]
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International 14 World Championship - Dark horse shaping up
Neil Patchett,
Sydney sailor Ben Austin and his crew Peter Nicholson had another hot race today in the CST Composites International 14 World Championship on Sydney Harbour. The nor'easter kicked in at 20-25 knots with gusts to 30. The conditions were made more difficult with a strong ebb tide.... [more]
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Dragons Battle for Prince Philip Cup
Bernie Kaaks,
Although Puff (Richard Lynn) leads the Dragon nationals after five races, second and third places on the leaderboard are held by Russia's Murka 11 (Olga White) and her husband Mikhail Muratov, sailing Murka 12.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship Day 3 - Images from Sydney
Christophe Favreau,
Christophe Favreau presents this gallery of images from Day 3 of the CST Composites International 14 World Championship sailed on Sydney Harbour... [more]
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Moths Dash for Cash on the Swan River
Bernie Kaaks,
Andrew Stevenson is $1000 richer today after winning all races in a knock out Dash for Cash at the end of Day One of the Moths Nationals.... [more]
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Sharpie National Championship - South Australians dominate day
Peter Campbell,
Australian Sharpie National championship. Jason Heritage, the youngest South Australian skipper among a team of veterans (including 40 and 50 year-old Sharpie devotees) won today's race with Bread Run from fellow team members Malcolm Higgins, skippering Blur and Dave Higgins, helming All Scoobed Out.... [more]
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Black flag ends Tasmanians chance of winning Cadet Worlds
Peter Campbell,
A black flag disqualification in the second last race today cost Tasmanians Alec and Samantha Bailey the chance of winning the International Cadet World Championship on the River Plate at Buenos Aires, Argentina.... [more]
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Contender Pre-Worlds – The Fab Five?
Rob Kothe,
Queensland Contender Class President Matt Mulder has not been the perfect host in the first two days of the Contender Pre-Worlds. The 40th Contender World Championship event organiser has not been standing back as a good host; instead he's elbowed everyone aside and grabbed all the lollies, winning the first three races.... [more]
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49er Worlds, Day 2 - Images from Grand Bahama Island
Fried Elliot,
Top photographer, Fried Elliott, presents this gallery from Day 2 of the 49er Worlds in Grand Bahama Island.... [more]
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Solitary Is Race - Line honours to Spirit of the Maid, Le Billet leads
Damian Devine,
It was victory finally for HIYC's Bruce Absolon's Volvo 60, 'Spirit of the Maid' taking line honours in today's 21.5nm Groper Island (a.k.a South West Solitary Island race), the third race of the 29th Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Offshore Series. Bill Ebsary's Beneteau 44.7 'Le Billet' took out IRC handicap spoils to increase his lead in the overall series pointscore... [more]
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Sailing in winter where its 40 degrees centigrade warmer
Suellen Hurling,
Right now some Canada sailors are sharpening the blades on their ice yachts and checking out the black ice developments online, but there is an alternative for sailors who are prepared to travel.... [more]
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2010 Splash Worlds: Former World champion holds lead after Day 2
Zoe Hawkins and Sail-World,
Day Two of the Splash World Sailing Championship sailed off picturesque Takapuna Beach in Auckland, New Zealand, delivered more exciting conditions for the fleet of 73 youth sailors. Six races have been sailed and provisional results show that Ben Lutze (NZL) now holds a lead of five points over Michael Kamp (NED). George Lane (NZL) is in third position.... [more]
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Defending champs off to a great start at 49er World Championship
Craig Heydon,
Reigning 49er World Champions Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have got their title defence off to the perfect start. The Australian Sailing Team pair were instantly on the pace and opened their 2010 regatta account with a third place.... [more]
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