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Sail-World New Zealand: 11 January 2010

Delivering a bag of sails in 1939..Jack Gladwell (1921-2010)  Gladwell Collection
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 11 January 2010.

Apologies for the delay in this newsletter due to the passing of my father, Jack, just after New Year. We celebrated his life and 82 years of sailing in the Hauraki Gulf, last Friday. In this edition, we present a gallery of his yachts from the pre and immediate post war era, or over 70 years ago. Certainly, life was a little different then.

In his latter years, one of Dad's favorite spots was the northern end of Takapuna Beach where the 2010 Splash Worlds concluded last Friday, with New Zealand sailors blackwashing the 75 strong fleet from 11 countries.

In this edition we have the daily reports from the regatta along with image galleries from most days, by Will Calver.

Three Kiwis, three medals 2010 Splash Worlds Takapuna, NZL  Will Calver Ocean Photography NZL

Congratulations to Chris Steele, from Wakatere Boating Club, who added the 2010 World Splash title to the 2007 World Optimist Championship which also graces his trophy cabinet. And congratulations also, to the other medalists, and competitors.

Sail-World did make it onto the water for one day of the regatta and were particularly impressed with two competitors from the newly formed Ocean Sailing Federation who rounded the first mark in first and second place, in the opening race of the day. We have their story in this issue.

Chris Steele, 2010 Splash World Champions, Takapuna, NZL  Will Calver Ocean Photography NZL

Just through is the news that Declan Burn, runner up in the 2010 Splash Worlds has won the Davie Norris NZ National Starling Match Racing Championships being sailed at Naval Point Sailing Club. The event was sailed in conjunction with the Davie Norris Tanner Cup for P-class, which has been won by Erica Dawson (North Harbour). Female sailors took two of the top three places in this regatta.

Many thanks to Sutter Schmacher of Naval Point Sailing Club for the outstanding reports and images which she has submitted through Sail-World's direct entry system on the home page of www.Sail-World.Com, enabling you to see the latest reports and images the same day of the race finish.

Declan Burn on his way to adding the Starling Match Race Nationals to his list of regatta victories - Davie Norris Boatbuilders 2010 Starling Match Race National Championships  Sutter Schumacher

We also have reports and images from the ls, at Napier submitted via the same facility.

In this edition we have limited reports and images from the 2010 49er Worlds in Grand Bahama Island. New Zealand's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke finished 17th overall having made the cut into the Gold Fleet for the first time - an improvement over their last World Championship in Lake Garda, Italy where they placed 26th overall.

50th 12' Skiff Interdominion - 12 foot skiff interdominions  Garrick Cameron

In the America's Cup, the Notice of Race and Sailing instructions have been issued, ahead of a meeting between the Challenger and Defender in Singapore, next Wednesday. Ahead of that meeting we expect more action on the Constructed in Country issue - and the view of the US Challenger that the Defender are not permitted to have their sails built in the North Sails facility in Minden, Nevada, despite it being the only one of its type in the world.

Erica Dawson wins the 2010 Tanner Cup at Naval Point SC  Sutter Schumacher

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The 12ft Skiffs have started their 50th Interdominion Championship , being sailed on the inner Waitemata Harbour. After a layday today, racing resumes on Tuesday.

Peter Robbins - 2010 Paper Tiger Nationals  Glenn Syman

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North Harbour's Dawson wins 2010 Tanner Cup in Lyttelton
Sutter Schumacher,
Despite having an OCS in the final race, Erica Dawson, sailing for North Harbour, won the Davie Norris Boatbuilders 2010 Tanner Cup regatta on Lyttelton Harbour.... [more]
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Burn wins 2010 Starling Match Race Nationals
Sutter Schumacher,
Declan Burn, sailing for Marlborough, won the Davie Norris Boatbuilders 2010 Starling Match Race National Championship on Monday, beating Bay of Plenty's Luke Stevenson 3-1 in a best-of-five match final sailed out of Naval Point Club Lyttelton.... [more]
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Fickle conditions test 12 ft skiff Interdominion sailors in Auckland
Russell Davis,
Day one of the Barfoot and Thompson 12ft Skiff Interdominions got under way on Saturday at the Auckland Sailing Club. First up was the invite race which was a Mark Foy start. Most of the fleet had bolted in their 2nd rigs. Conditions were testing with light shifty winds and some solid puffs coming down the harbour as well.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 5: Bye bye to the Scoring gate now on to Singapore
Clipper Ventures Media,
Spirit of Australia wins race to Scoring Gate, Cork and Uniquely Singapore take Scoring Gate points while Jamaica Lightning Bolt has emerged from Stealth Mode and has moved up through the fleet during but there's the tiniest hint of disappointment. What does the next 900 miles hold for the crew on this highly technical stage of Clipper 09-10?... [more]
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Champion Crowned on the Penultimate day of the Australian Finn Champs
BaldWIN Media,
Australian Olympian, Anthony Nossiter retains his Australian Finn Championship title, winning with a day to spare! Nossiter's training partner, Nik Burfoot was leading the regatta until the half way mark where Nossiter found his form winning the final six races.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship - Massey wins back to back titles
Neil Patchett,
British sailor Archie Massey and his crew Dan Wilsdon won the CST Composites International World Championship today with a race to spare on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Australian teenager becalmed approaching Horn! - but lots of company..
Nancy Knudsen,
In an area of the Southern Ocean legendary for its high winds and huge seas 16-year-old Australian solo sailor Jessica Watson is becalmed, just days away from her rounding Cape Horn, enabling Jessica to get some good sleep before the next front arrives. Being the summer in Antarctica and the only time sensible to round the Horn, Jessica has much company - for Cape Horn.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs SP-HighModulus Australian Championship, you Gotta Love It
Frank Quealey,
Defending champions Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Tom Clout have immediately set the standard for the 2009-2010 SP-HighModulus Australian 18ft Skiff Championship when they scored a convincing victory in Gotta Love It 7 in Race 1 of the regatta on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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Contender World Championships day four - Down to the wire
Rob Kothe & Al Constable,
Current Contender World Champion Italy's Andrea Bonezzi (ITA11) hopes of winning his eighth world title yesterday came under siege from Australia's Jono Neate (AUS 2323) and the question on everyone's lips today was ‘can Neate do it again?'... [more]
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2010 Murphy & Nye Etchells Australians - Shifting Lake Macquarie
John Curnow,
As the fleet approached the start line for the Invitation Race of the Murphy & Nye 2010 Australian Etchells Championship, the wind was 12-15 knots from the east nor' east, but swirling around under the grey clouds. Soon thereafter, the fleet had split into three groups, left, right and just a few in the middle of the course. Those on the right looked like they had the best of the wind shifts.... [more]
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Preston defends Paper Tiger NZ Nationals at Napier
John Beavis,
After four days of fun and serious racing the current champ Bob Preston from Nelson successfully defended his NZ National Paper Tiger Championship at Napier. Bob has won the national title five times, the first in 1978 making second equal with P Gray behind John Thomson with seven wins.... [more]
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BoP Sailor leads after day of mixed conditions at Starling MR Nats
Sutter Schumacher,
Bay of Plenty sailor Luke Stevenson leads the Davie Norris Boatbuilders 2010 Starling National Match Race Championships with a perfect record of six wins and no losses. Marlborough's Declan Burn, fresh from a second-place finish at the Splash Worlds just two days ago, sits in second with a 5-1 record, part-way through the round-robins.... [more]
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Dawson leads by slim margin at Tanner Cup after first day
Sutter Schumacher,
North Harbour sailor Erica Dawson leads after Day 1 of the Davie Norris Boatbuilders 2010 Tanner Cup, hosted by Naval Point Club Lyttelton. After four races, just one point separates each competitor in the top four places.... [more]
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29er Worlds: France's Fisher and Gouron consolidate to win title
Jerelyn Biehl,
On the World Championship 29er course, French sailors Kevin Fisher and Glenn Gouron consolidated and won the Worlds by 28 points.... [more]
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Spain's Martinez and Fernandez new 49er World Champions
Jerelyn Biehl,
Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez of Spain have won their third 49er World Championship ('02, '04, '10) adding to their Olympic Gold medal from Athens in 2004 and Silver medal from Beijing in 2008.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Thanks, Dad
Richard Gladwell,
As some may be aware, my father passed away, unexpectedly but peacefully on the night of New Year's Day after over 80 years of sailing on the Waitemata harbour and Hauraki Gulf. He started sailing when he was six, and had his last sail in mid-2009 aboard one of Sail NZ's America's Cuppers.... [more]
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UK Young Sailor of the Year Award 2009 to Sparks and Gratton
Susie NationGrainger,
Phil Sparks from Muddiford and Ben Gratton from Guildford were presented with the prestigious YJA Pantaenius Young Sailor of the Year Award 2009 at the Tullet Prebon London International Boat Show... [more]
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Teams prepare for 86th Star World Championship
Star Worlds and Sail-World.com,
The Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro is gearing up for the 86th Star World Championship, that will start on January 16, 2009, just outside of Guanabara Bay.... [more]
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Zhik Australian 470 Championship 2010, Day 3
BaldWIN Media,
Unquestionable domination is being demonstrated by the Australian Sailing Team pair of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page having won all seven races.... [more]
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Interdominion 12' Skiff Championships - Dimension Polyant first up win
Twelve Foot Skiff Association and Sail-World.com,
The 2010 Interdominions 12' Skiff Championships are being held at the Auckland Sailing Club, Okahu Bay, Auckland from 9 - 17 January 2010. On Day one Dimension Polyant (Nick Press) took out race 1.... [more]
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America's Cup: Hope that issues will be sorted in Singapore?
Golden Gate Yacht Club and Sail-World,
Tom Ehman, Head of External Affairs for BMW Oracle Racing, has issued a statement on behalf of its club the Golden Gate Yacht Club, ahead of the Challenger/Defender Meeting in Singapore next week. However there are still some quite serious issues to be resolved including the question of whether Alinghi 5's sails were constructed in Switzerland.... [more]
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Bloody Mary Pursuit Race won by a 505 in freezing conditions
Queen Mary Sailing Club,
Today the 37th Bloody Mary Pursuit Race took place in freezing temperatures, snow flurries and gusting northerly 25 knot winds. 61 boats entered and 29 completed the two and a half hour race.... [more]
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Bloodhound, Queen Elizabeth's yacht, heading for Scotland
Nancy Knudsen,
One of the most famous classic yachts of all time has been purchased by the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust. Queen Elizabeth's former yacht, the 19.2m (63ft) Bloodhound, on which Princess Anne and Prince Charles learned to sail, is to be displayed in Scotland.... [more]
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29er World Championship - Fisher and Gouron lead
Jerelyn Biehl,
On the 29er World Championship course, French sailors Kevin Fisher and Glenn Gouron are leading after a stellar second race leading by two thirds of a leg.... [more]
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49er World Championship - Consistent sailing by the Spanish duo
Jerelyn Biehl,
Consistent sailing in the 49er fleet by Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez have given them a 22 point lead over the fleet with Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis jumping from fifth yesterday to second overall today in the Worlds.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Cold Hawaii event
PWA World Cup News,
In September 2010, the wind and waves of the northern part of Denmark will welcome the best international windsurfers at the first Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. A unique event, which is part of the most prestigious windsurfing world cup series worldwide.... [more]
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Enter NOW to win a $1,000 PredictWind Professional subscription
Richard Gladwell,
Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! This Professional Package includes access to a unique set of tools allowing the user to predict weather conditions for use in club racing, major series or peace of mind while cruising... [more]
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Australian Finn Championship 2010 - Little change at the top
BaldWIN Media,
Australian Finn Championship 2010 Day Three. Australian Olympian, Anthony Nossiter had the race won from the start, blasting out of the blocks at the pin end of the line, he lead to the finish. With the tide ebbing at full force across the course and the winds so light it was critical to get the strategy right. The slightest mistake was heavily punished in the tight fleet.... [more]
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Australian 470 Championship 2010 - Four in a row for Page and Belcher
BaldWIN Media,
Australian 470 Championship 2010. Limited action on day 2 with just one light wind race completed. Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page won their fourth consecutive race of the series.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Rankings prior to 2010 World Championships in NZL
Robert Deaves,
The final OK Dinghy World Ranking List before the much awaited 2010 World Championships in Wellington, New Zealand, in February shows little movement in the top 10... [more]
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The Bloody Mary is a Go ...
Andy Rice,
The Bloody Mary is going ahead tomorrow, Saturday 9th January. The 37th edition of this winter dinghy pursuit race classic looks set to take place in a sunny but bone-chilling moderate north-easterly wind. It will deter some from coming, no doubt, but it won't deter the toughest.... [more]
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Images from Takapuna: Day 5 2010 Splash Worlds
Will Calver, Ocean Photography,
Will Calver of Ocean Photography presents this gallery from Day 5 of the 2010 Splash Worlds being sailed at Takapuna Beach, North Shore (NZL)... [more]
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One month to go to the 33rd America's Cup Match
Jane Eagleson, BMW Oracle Racing,
Today marks the 'one month to go' date before race one of the 33rd America's Cup Match. With the BOR 90 now safely delivered to Valencia, the home of the 33rd Match, the shore team is working flat out to ensure that when the trimaran is handed over to the sailing crew, to move into 'race mode', the boat is match fit and ready to race.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship - Greenhalgh goes for a swim
Neil Patchett,
Former World Champion Rob Greenhalgh swims to his boat after its foiled rudder broke loose while jostling with current World Champion Archie Massey in race one of the Gold Fleet on Thursday 8 January in the CST Composites International 14 World Championship on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Chris Steele wins Splash Worlds for New Zealand
Zoe Hawkins,
Chris Steele (NZL) has won the Splash World Sailing Championships raced this week off Takapuna in Auckland, New Zealand. Declan Burn (NZL) takes silver, and Ben Lutze (NZL), bronze – making it the sixth time in ten years that New Zealanders have won the world championship.... [more]
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Predict Wind's 30% discount on year subs - going going...
Sail-World Cruising,
'If there is one thing that is consistently on cruisers mind that would be weather' - cruiser Neil Schlossberg. 15th January is the last date to take advantage of discounts available for the state-of-the-art weather forecasting system from PredictWind. A 30% discount is nothing to be taken lightly, and the results from PredictWind are becoming legendary. Read on for some customer feedback.... [more]
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Tough day in the Bahamas for 49er World Champions
Yachting Australia Media,
The reigning World Champions finished the first day of finals racing with a 21st, 20th and fifth, to be 41 points off leaders Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez who have stormed ahead of the fleet, thus slipping to tenth overall... [more]
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Jessica Watson - weather holds good as Cape Horn nears
Nancy Knudsen,
It's almost all good news for Australian sixteen-year-old Jessica Watson as she nears Cape Horn. With only 500 nm to go before she rounds the much dreaded cape, the weather is holding good at not more than 40 knots, she has repaired the block on her main, and her mum and dad are flying to the Horn to watch her sail through.... [more]
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29er World Championship - New leaders
Jerelyn Biehl,
On the 29er World Championship course, French sailors Kevin Fisher and Glenn Gouron sailed a great day of 1-3-9. Max Fraser and David Liebenberg of the US have stayed consistent and move into third overall.... [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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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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New RS100 launched with record breaking level of pre-orders
RS Sailing News,
Over one hundred and twenty RS100s were pre-sold before production even began. You can see the brand new RS100 on the RS Stand N059 in the North Hall at the London Boat Show.... [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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She has sunk! Three videos from Ady Gil - Earthrace collision with Wha
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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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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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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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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49er World Championships - Spain leads the way
Jerelyn Biehl,
49er World CHampionships - Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez of Spain jumped into the lead. Although the mercury was low, the winds were up averaging 16-18 knots on the race course.... [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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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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US Sailing's 2009 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year named
Jake Fish,
US Sailing's 2009 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year have been announced - CST Composites International Moth World Champion Bora Gulari and Semaine Olympique Fran├žaise Laser Radial Champion Anna Tunnicliffe .... [more]
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Richard Bennett clicks with the Sydney Hobart Race
Peter Campbell,
When award-winning Tasmanian photographer Richard Bennett flew out of Hobart's Cambridge airport early on the morning of 28 December 2009 he was on his way to cover the annual Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for the 35th consecutive year... [more]
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Splash Worlds 2010: PredictWind.com Forecast
Nathan May,
Sunny skies with light variable winds making way to a north-easterly sea breeze can be expected for the Splash Worlds at Takapuna today.... [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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