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Just recovering from back to back events, the 2011 Contender Worlds and the Murphy & Nye 2010 Etchells Nationals. We apologize for missing some newsletters while on the water, but the news has as always been published on line by Sail-World 24/7, so its still here for you to read.

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The Sail-World Team



Bertrand and Co close to unstoppable say Etchells rivals
Rob Kothe,
The battle for the minor podium places was on in earnest in Race 9, the last race of the Murphy & Nye 2010 Australian Etchells Championship, being sailed from the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club on Lake Macquarie, NSW.... [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 12's,13's,16's, Flying Dutchman,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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Jessica Watson celebrates at Cape Horn
Nancy Knudsen,
'Against the grey sky and with albatrosses flying in the foreground, it was just as I'd imagined for so long. Mythical and striking pretty much sums it up! The poor visibility didn't exactly make it the best sightseeing weather, but if we'd drifted comfortably by on a nice sunny day, it wouldn't have been half as special! In between taking pictures and phone calls,it was an extremely proud moment!... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Russell Coutts on the America's Cup bunny hunt
Richard Gladwell,
Russell Coutts, CEO of BMW Oracle Racing was in a slightly perplexed frame of mind, when called this morning (NZT) in Valencia, to discuss the latest about turn by the Defender, as they had apparently declared the arrangements for the regatta were done and dusted, last Friday.... [more]
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RO 'Bagdad Bob' fires his last shot concluding the 2010 F11 Nationals
David Price,
There were too many re-starts to count, RO Hugh 'Bagdad Bob' Leicester using a total of 216 shotgun cartridges to get eight races off, making the gunfire from the water seem more like a Bagdad wedding ceremony than a sailing regatta. It came down to a sensational conclusion in the last race of the regatta, making calculations and forecasting something Nostradamus would be proud to pull off.... [more]
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Mach 2 Moth up for grabs in charity auction
Audi Victoria Week,
A high tech Mach 2 yacht will be auctioned on eBay to raise money for international children's charity, Variety. The donated yacht is courtesy of McConaghy, which has signed on as a partner of Australia's largest sailing event, Audi Victoria Week.... [more]
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Australian 18ft Skiff Championship Race 2 images
Frank Quealey,
Images from Race 2 of the SP-HighModulus Australian 18ft Skiff Championship. Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Tom Clout won their second win of the series when they brought Gotta Love It 7 home a narrow winner over Rag & Famish Hotel on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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J24 Nationals - The Magnificent Seven
Simon Grain,
Still the name of a very famous western movie, but also the very deserving winners at this year's nationals. The J24 National Association congratulates our magnificent seven and their crews.... [more]
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2010 J24 Australian Championship – The final day!
Sean Wallis,
The commencement of the final day's racing in the 2010 J24 Australian Championship saw NSW sailor Doug McGain sailing Code Violation one point ahead of Sean Wallis and his team from WA sailing Wetty Gripper, and with two races scheduled it was to be a battle to the end to decide this years Australian Champion.... [more]
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Dimension Polyant win 50th Barfoot and Thompson 12ft skiff Interdoms
Russell Davis,
Race 10 looked at one stage like it wasn't going to happen. A dying breeze had some worried faces hoping for breeze. About 1pm the breeze filled in enough to finally get a race away. The first leg Frankienskiff was in front of Dimension Polyant Australia and looking good for a win and then things turned.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Champions talk about what it takes to win
Robert Deaves,
With the 2010 OK Dinghy World Championship being held next month in 'windy' Wellington, New Zealand, the past three world champions – Nick Craig (2005, 2006, 2007), Karl Purdie (2008) and Thomas Hansson-Mild (2009) – talk about the class, the racing and their thoughts on last year's and this year's championship.... [more]
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Airlie Sails Rum Bucket - Esoteric leads series
Ian Grant,
There has been nothing secretive or mysterious surrounding the strategy which has allowed Col Forster's Esoteric to set up a commanding lead in the Airlie Sails Rum Bucket series on Pioneer Bay.... [more]
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America's Cup Defender refutes claims made over negotiations
Richard Gladwell and Alinghi Media,
The Defender of the America's Cup, Société Nautique de Genève, has replied to the Challenger, Golden Gate Yacht Club's letter, written to SNG Commodore, Pierre-Yves Firmenich regarding the recent meeting in Singapore, following which, a member of the Alinghi negotiating team made accusations that it was GGYC who had withdrawn the settlement offer made.... [more]
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Images of the 12's: Day 7 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron presents this gallery of images from the final day of racing in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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Dubai to host Louis Vuitton Trophy Round in November
Sharon Allison,
Dubai was today unveiled as the Middle East venue selected to host the Louis Vuitton Trophy. The prestigious Louis Vuitton Trophy – a true test of the crews' ability with teams racing identical yachts - is one of the most coveted events in sailing and Dubai joins established premier regatta venues, including Auckland, Sardinia and Hong Kong, as 2010 hosts.... [more]
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Tasmanians dominate Cadet National sailing title
Peter Campbell,
Sandy Bay Sailing Club's Alec and Samantha Bailey have not only won the International Cadet Australian championship in Adelaide, but four other crews from the club have finished in the top ten in the huge fleet of 81 boats.... [more]
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BMW Oracle to sail without wingsail, initially
Richard Gladwell,
From photos released today on the BMW Oracle Racing team blog it would seem that BOR90 as she is still known will be sailing initially without her wingsail and will be testing a mast similar in type to that which was broken off San Diego.... [more]
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A Race Too Far - new story of the 1968 solo race
www.sail-world.com,
In 1968, when Britain's Sunday Times put out a challenge to the world's would-be adventurers to 'sail round the world, alone and without stopping' it was an almost unimaginable feat, and spawned a collection of amazing stories which, until now, had been captured best in the famed book 'A Voyage for Madmen' - now there's a new book....... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Race 2 SP HighModulus Australian Championship
Frank Quealey,
Race 2 of the SP-HighModulus Australian 18ft Skiff Championship gave the defending champions Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Tom Clout their second win of the series when they brought Gotta Love It 7 home a narrow winner over Rag & Famish Hotel on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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Endeavour Nationals at Gosford
Swampy Marsh,
The Endeavour Yacht Association of Australia held its State and National Championships, which were hosted by Gosford Sailing Club from 8-10 Januay 2010.... [more]
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Wild West enjoys windy day on Derwent
Peter Campbell,
An exhilarating spinnaker run down the River Derwent in a freshening 25 knot nor'easter, gusting to 34 knots, proved a winning factor for Michael Denney's 30-footer Wild West in Bellerive Yacht Club's long distance pennant race... [more]
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Star World Championship 2010: First race to young Germans
Lynn Fitzpatrick - WorldRegattas,
Johannes Babendererde and Timo Jacobs (GER) won Race 1 of the 2010 Star World Championship, a tricky race around Rio de Janeiro's harbor.... [more]
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Seawind 1250 world debut at Docklands
Shoemark & King,
Seawind Catamarans will launch its new Seawind 1250 flagship at the Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival next month.... [more]
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Clipper 09:10 - Cape Breton Island closing on finish line
Clipper Ventures,
Cape Breton Island is closing in on the finish line in Race 5 of Clipper 09-10 but there is still some manoeuvring to do for the Canadian team.... [more]
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Bailey's strong grip on Cadet nationals
Peter Campbell,
Tasmanian sailing siblings Alec and Samantha Bailey have victory in the International Cadet Australian sailing championships firmly in their sights with just one day and three races to sail in Adelaide.... [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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Clipper 09-10: Cork to remain on reef
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10: Following Cork's collision with a reef two nights ago, the team at Clipper Ventures has been working closely with marine salvage experts and insurance assessors to understand whether the racing yacht is recoverable.... [more]
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America's Cup: Latest video from Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing
BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi Media,
As both 33rd America's Cup teams prepare for the Match expected to be sailed on 8 February 2010, we present the some of the latest sailing videos produced by the teams.... [more]
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Down to the wire for Barfoot and Thompson 12fter Interdom
Russell Davis,
It's all on!! Down to the wire for the overall winner. Frankienskiff sailed by Tim Bartlett and Adam Miller holds a 0.7 of a point lead over Dimension Polyant Australia. It will be a toughie today on the water as light fickle winds are forecast for racing.... [more]
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Images of the 12's: Day 6 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron presents this gallery of images from the sixth day of racing in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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Tasar Nationals in NSW for 2011
Nicole Douglass,
The 38th Australian Tasar Championships will be held from the 2nd - 8th January 2011 out of Woollahra Sailing Club. After a fleet of 97 for the World Masters Games at the same venue in October, earlier this year, and sixty boats the expected number for the NSW State Titles it is sure to again be a high-class event not to be missed. Organisers are expecting at least 80 entries for the event.... [more]
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Tasmanian sports boats heading for Audi Victoria Week
Peter Campbell,
Hobart naval architect, boat-builder and sailor Fred Barrett mostly designs, builds and races on other people's yachts, but next weekend he will helm his own newly-launched sports boat Fang to the Max at the Victoria Week regatta in Geelong.... [more]
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47th Cherub Nationals Report
Cameron Rule,
Alison Chapman and Rhys Mara on Sparky have won the 47th Cherub Nationals held at Mounts Bay Sailing Club in Perth. The win was a huge milestone for women sailors as Alison was only the second skipper after Nicky Bethwaite in the Cherub's rich history to win the championship.... [more]
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Tasmanian crew hits overall lead in Cadet Nationals
Peter Campbell,
Hobart brother and sister, Alec and Samantha Bailey, have sailed their boat Impulse into top place in the International Cadet Australian championships being sailed from Adelaide Sailing Club.... [more]
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Murphy & Nye Australian Etchells Title - Podium battle in last race
Rob Kothe,
Sunshine on Lake Macquarie this morning for the ninth and last race in the Murphy & Nye 2010 Australian Etchells Championship... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2010 Notice of Race now posted and Entries Open !
Jody O'Brien,
The Notice of Race for Sail Port Stephens 2010 has been posted and can be downloaded now at www.sailportstephens.com.au Entries are now open for this year's event across all divisions, including the Commodores Cup (PHS), the NSW IRC Championships, the SB3 National Championships, Sports Boats and the Port Stephens Trophy.... [more]
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Golden Gate calls out Swiss club over America's Cup Meeting comments
Richard Gladwell,
The Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup has called out Societe Nautique de Geneve over comments made following the breakdown of discussions in Singapore, earlier this week. In an Open Letter, posted on the Golden Gate Yacht Club website, the Club Commodore, Marcus Young, has strongly disputed comments made following the meeting... [more]
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Alinghi 5 sails in Valencia for first time
Alinghi Media,
Alinghi welcomed the Valencia authorities to its base in the Dársena this afternoon to watch the Defender's giant catamaran, Alinghi 5, be launched ahead of its first sail in Spanish waters. Ernesto Bertarelli, Alinghi team president, greeted Francisco Camps, the president of the region, and Rita Barberá, the Valencia mayoress, who presented him with the Valencia flag which was immediately raised... [more]
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Fickle northerly for Race 7 of Barfoot and Thompson 12fter Interdom
Russell Davis,
Thursday presented us with a light shifty northerly which saw the race delayed for a couple of hours for the breeze to settle. Eventually we started in what was looking like it was a building sea breeze.... [more]
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Bertrand, Slingsby and Palfrey win 2010 Etchells Australian Title
Rob Kothe,
Murphy & Nye 2010 International Etchells Australian Championship, being sailed from the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, NSW.Yesterday America's Cup sailor Adam Beashel had shone with two wins, so the pressure was on.... [more]
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Eight Bells - Ian Knight, Lake Macquarie Etchells skipper
Etchells,
Lake Macquarie Etchells skipper Ian Knight passed away suddenly, during the Australian titles. Ian made a significant contribution to the Etchells class and was an active member of the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club. He will be sadly missed.... [more]
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Bavaria Cruiser 45 set for launch at Dusseldorf Boat Show
Jamie Millar,
The new Bavaria Cruiser 45 is set for its world debut at the forthcoming Dusseldorf Boat Show on January 23. Designed by Farr Yacht Design and BMW Designworks USA (a subsidiary of the BMW Group), the new Cruiser 45 will set a new benchmark in mid-size production cruisers.... [more]
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Sail Paradise hits the high notes
Rob Mundle,
The inaugural Sail Paradise series off the Gold Coast could not have ended on a higher note last night with high praise for the event flowing freely, and the $5000 prize draw going to the most worthy of recipients.... [more]
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Star Worlds 2010 - Top Star sailors expect a tough competition
ZDL - João Pedro Nunes,
That was the general consensus of top Star sailors, such as current world champions George Szabo and Rick Peters (USA) , reigning Olympic champion Iain Percy (UK) and Brazilian sailors Marcelo Ferreira, two-time Olympic and World Champion, Alan Adler, first South-American Star World Champion in 1989, and Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada, world champions and Olympic silver medalists.... [more]
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King of the Docklands: Who will wear the crown in 2010?
Di Pearson, Audi Victoria Week,
The King of the Docklands starts off an action-packed week of racing at Audi Victoria Week starting January 21, when winners from each of the 19 competing divisions from the previous two years' events gather at Waterfront City at the Docklands to take their chances... [more]
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Wangi Sailing Club to host 174th Australia Day Regatta
Jody Shiels,
Wangi sailing club is once again proud to be hosting the Lake Macquarie version of the 174th Australia Day Regatta.... [more]
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America's Cup: Latest video from Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing
BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi Media,
As both 33rd America's Cup teams prepare for the Match expected to be sailed on 8 February 2010, we present the some of the latest sailing videos produced by the teams.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing weathers storm in Valencia
Peter Rusch BMW Oracle Racing,
A wind storm hit Valencia today, causing BMW ORACLE Racing to batten down the hatches at its team boatyard to ensure none of its equipment was damaged ahead of the 33rd America's Cup Match next month. The storm force winds are the result of a fast moving low pressure system to the north of Valencia.... [more]
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Narrow escape for Alinghi sailmakers in gale force winds + Video
Alinghi Media,
Alinghi's 1,000m2 temporary sail repair tent in the outer Dársena of Valencia was blown over and destroyed in winds gusting up to 60 knots on the morning on 14 January 2010. Thankfully no one was inside at the time and there were no injuries in the accident, but with gale force winds averaging 40knots anticipated throughout the day... [more]
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Images from Day 5 at Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Just a few more Postcards from the Edge...... [more]
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Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2010: Joined at the hip
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The two boats have played tag team all week, and over the last five races have collected all of the second and first places between them, except one, relegating Jelik II (Frank Pong) to an inevitable third place with the Royal Malaysian Navy's Zuhal bringing up the tail of the division. Game on. HiFi won the Phuket King's Cup in December last year after losing out on countback in both 2008 and 200... [more]
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Is it an Alinghi bird, or is it a plane....? + Video
Alinghi Media,
Port America's Cup passers-by have been doing a double take recently due to the new arrival of two small weather planes at the Alinghi camp. Jon Bilger, Alinghi's chief weather man, has the answers ... Can you describe these devices? Are they planes, gliders?... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - 440 strong fleet is a near record
Lisa Ratcliff, Audi Victoria Week,
Entries for Australia's largest and most established sailing regatta, Audi Victoria Week, closed late last night and today host club, the Royal Geelong Yacht Club is thrilled to announce a huge fleet of 440 yachts.... [more]
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RYCT to celebrate 100th Anniversary of Royal Warrant
Peter Campbell,
Members of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania next Thursday, 21 January will attend a formal club dinner to mark the 100th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Warrant allowing the club to be known as The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.... [more]
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Murphy & Nye 2010 Etchells Australian Championship: Beashel challenges
Rob Kothe,
It's day three of the Murphy & Nye 2010 International Etchells Australian Championship. Today it was Adam Beashel and crew Bruce Wookey and Gary Gudmunson on Steam Packet 7 who led the fleet from start to finish in both races.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Cork hits rock and crew evacuated
Clipper Ventures,
Cork, Ireland, one of ten 68-foot ocean racing yachts competing in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race has struck a rock in the Java Sea, around 200 nautical miles north east of Jakarta.... [more]
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Murphy & Nye 2010 Etchells Australian Championship images Day one
Sail-World,
Photographer Greg Mulvaney presents these images from day one of the Murphy & Nye 2010 International Etchells Australian Championship.... [more]
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Form Guide for Audi Victoria Week SB3 Sailors Part 2
Tom Rosoman,
Form Guide for Audi Victoria Week SB3 Sailors Part 2 With a few sailors still to enter, the second part of the form guide is likely to have a few sailors with more than a few surprises up their sleeves. We are unwilling to provide odds for the following boats, as we just don't know enough about their form:... [more]
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Warren Jones International Youth Regatta - more international entries
John Roberson,
Competitors from five nations could give the 2010 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta its most diverse and international field in this its eighth year. The Warren Jones Regatta is considered to be a bridge from the youth circuit to the senior circuit, and has become a launch-pad for match racing stars, with the top two on the current world rankings, Adam Minoprio and Torvar Mirsky, past winne... [more]
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Notice of Race for 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today published the Notice of Race for the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, the 40th anniversary edition of the championship being held in Istanbul, Turkey from 8-17 July 2010.... [more]
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F18 Australian Championship - Top crews come together
Di Pearson, Audi Victoria Week,
The fast and exciting Formula 18 (F18) catamarans are coming to Corio Bay in Geelong, where the Royal Geelong Yacht Club will host the F18 Australian Championship for the first time at Audi Victoria Week from January 23-26.... [more]
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Cadet National Championship - Up and down for Cadet crews in Adelaide
Peter Campbell,
Victorians Isabella Say and Benjamin Brill, sailing Insayne from Sandringham Yacht Club continued to dominate the International Cadet Dinghy class national championship.... [more]
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Sail Paradise series - Down to the business end
Southport Yacht Club,
Southport Yacht Club's Yalumba Sail Paradise series goes into its final day of competition tomorrow. More than 300 competitors returned to the dock yesterday after two outstanding windward- leeward races in a freshening north easterly breeze... [more]
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