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Audi Docklands Invitational and Audi Victoria Week

Australia Day Week, so we are in Melbourne again. Today is the first day of Docklands Invitational and King of Docklands. So its all happening around Victoria Harbour. On Saturday the big fleet will head from Williamstown to Geelong for the 165th regatta, now Audi Victoria Week.

Docklands  Andrea Francolini / Audi ©




The Sail-World Team



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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Audi Docklands Invitational starts today
Lisa Ratcliff and Sail-World.com,
The prestigeous Audi Docklands Invitational series starts this afternoon and its an excellent opportunity for Audi IRC Nationals aspiratants to prepare for the start of the 2010 series which starts with Audi Victoria Week and will run until Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August.... [more]
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Star Worlds 2010: Merriman and Trinter (USA) win Race 5
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Rick Merriman and Phil Trinter (GBR) snatched the lead from Lars Grael and Ronald Seifert (BRA) on the first run of Race 5 of the 2010 Star World Championship in Rio de Janeiro and followed up yesterday's second place finish with a bullet. “We're smoking downwind,” said Merriman.... [more]
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ISAF publishes Qualification System for Perth 2011
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today published the qualification system for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the principal qualification event for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.... [more]
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2010 Rolex Miami OCR - National pride at stake
Marni Lane,
The world's best Olympic and Paralympic sailors are counting down the days to US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR. The event kicks off Sunday, January 24, with six days of racing beginning on Monday. This event annually draws elite sailors from around the world, and this year is no different: Approximately 640 registered sailors from 44 nations are ready to battle for medals on Miami's Biscayne Bay.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 to leave Lorient bound for Brest
Franck Cammas - Groupama 3,
At first light tomorrow morning, Thursday, the maxi trimaran Groupama 3 will be leaving her home port of Lorient bound for Brest. From here she will set off on her latest attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy as soon as a favourable weather window presents itself.... [more]
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2010 Extreme Sailing Series Europe open for Official Entries
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Notice of Race for the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series Europe has been issued, effectively opening the official entry period for the European series - closing date for entries is midnight on 15th March... [more]
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Alinghi countdown to the 33rd America's Cup and claim USA is French
Alinghi Media,
With less than three weeks to the first race of the America's Cup, Alinghi held an open day at its base in Valencia for international media to come and learn about the racing and what to expect just 19 days from now. Too much wind prevented Alinghi 5 from sailing, but it gave people a chance to have a closer look at the boat.... [more]
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ISAF publishes 2010 Supplement to The Case Book for 2009-2012
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today published the 2010 Supplement to The Case Book for 2009-2012, which contains interpretations of The Racing Rules of Sailing.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Emotional welcome for Cork skipper Fearon
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 09-10. A huge crowd gathered on the pontoon, cheering and clapping as Qingdao, flying a string of Irish tricolours as well as their huge Chinese battle flag, arrived at Nongsa Point Marina this morning.... [more]
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America's Cup: Alinghi 5 and USA-17 sail off Valencia - Video
sail-World,
The America's Cup Challenger and Defender have commenced sailing off Valencia ahead of the 33rd America's Cup in two and a half weeks time. Check out these two videos and see which you think is the fastest.... [more]
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The Great Race – Are You Up to the Challenge?
Southport Yacht Club,
On Saturday 06th February 2010 Southport Yacht Club will be hosting the Great Race - for the 6th time since its inauguration in 2005. Year after year, the Great Race attracts competitors from all over Australia, looking to test their stamina and willpower in this 70km endurance race from the Gold Coast to Brisbane.... [more]
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Key West 2010 - Changes and challenges on Day Two
Premiere Racing,
A northeast wind that started off at seven knots and built to 13 allowed organizers with Premiere Racing to remain on schedule for a 10-race regatta. Some of the professionally-crewed grand prix classes saw the overall lead change hands while other classes saw the opening day pace-setters strengthen their grip on first place.... [more]
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Entries close today for 174th Australia Day Regatta
Peter Campbell,
Entries for the 174th Australia Day Regatta close today with the Sailing Office at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, with regatta organisers expecting up to 140 yachts and skiffs to compete in the historic Sydney Harbour event and in the traditional short ocean race to Botany Bay and return.... [more]
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Star Worlds 2010: Another Gold within reach for Percy/Simpson?
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Iain Percy and Andrew “Bart” Simpson continued to dominate the 2010 Star World Championship.With today's first place finish the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalists stretched their lead to 19 points over 1989 Star World Champion, Alan Adler and Guilherme Alemeida (BRA) by winning Race 4... [more]
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America's Cup heads for the International Jury Room
Sail-World,
In a first for the 33rd America's Cup one of the protagonists have taken a compliant to the International Jury rather than the New York Supreme Court. In a statement just released, spokesman Tom Ehman has outlined a number of issues BMW Oracle racing have with the latest edition of the racing documents published by Alinghi and their club, event organisers, Societe Nautique de Geneve.... [more]
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McConaghy's Knockout by Innovation
John Curnow,
When McConaghy's co-owners, Jonno Morris and Mark Evans, announced the McConaghy Cup in December 2009, they did so to commemorate the prizefight that would be the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. They knew the showdown at the front of the fleet was not only going to be an historic moment, but a true battle of epic proportions.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Team Finland arrives in Singapore
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10: Race 5 Geraldton Western Australia to Singapore. The pontoon at Nongsa Point Marina in Batam, Indonesia, rang to the sound of tears, laughter and three cheers for the crews as Team Finland arrived in port at the end of Race 5 this afternoon, with seven members of the Cork crew on board to be reunited with those who had arrived on California on Sunday.... [more]
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Groupama 3 in standby mode for Jules Verne Trophy attempt
Franck Cammas-Groupama,
Latest news from Groupama 3 skipper Franck Cammas. The trimaran is now in 'standby mode' for another attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy... [more]
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BMW ORACLE Racing takes maiden sail in Valencia as 'USA'
BMW Oracle Racing Media,
BMW ORACLE Racing, with its trimaran and towering wing sail, made its debut on Spanish waters Tuesday afternoon. It's the first time the American team has sailed its America's Cup boat at the venue of the 33rd Match. When the boat took to the waters off the Port of Valencia, it was sporting USA emblazoned on its stern, the name designated for the boat by the Golden Gate Yacht Club... [more]
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Images of Valencia: US Challenger has her first sail
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing's photographer Gilles Martin-Raget was on hand to record the first sail in Valencia of the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup. The Match is expected to get underway on 8 February 2010.... [more]
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Cruising Club of America to present medal to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Dana Paxton,
The Cruising Club of America has selected Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to receive its prestigious Blue Water Medal without date. In the 85-year history of the CCA's Blue Water Medal only seven Medals have been awarded without date. The medal will be presented to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on March 5, 2010 by CCA Commodore Sheila McCurdy (Middletown, R.I.) during the club's annual Awards Dinner at the New... [more]
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Key West 2010: Picture perfect start for Day 1
Premiere Racing,
Bretsch and fellow PROs Ken Legler (Division 1) and Dave Brennan (Division 2) were all able to complete two races in oscillating winds that held steady between 7 and 10 knots. Competitors reported wind shifts ranging from five to 50 degrees, which kept tacticians on their toes.... [more]
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Images of Valencia: Raising the Wingsail on America's Cupper
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing today raised the wingsail on the America's Cup Challenger ahead of planned testing session off Valencia today. Gilles Martin-Raget was there to record the event:... [more]
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Alinghi fail to accept America's Cup agreement, Court action expected
Richard Gladwell,
It would appear from the tenor of a media release under the name of Tom Ehman, Head of External Affairs fro BMW Oracle Racing that Alinghi have not responded to the deadline set to accept the Singapore Agreement negotiated by the two teams last week under the oversight of the International Sailing Federation.... [more]
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e-MarineWorld.com.au provides Safe Harbour for online marine buyers
Media Services,
Melbourne base online Chandlery e-MarineWorld.com.au is providing a wide range of marine industry products for online buyer.... [more]
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North South Yachting Sells 400th New Yacht
Jamie Millar,
North South Yachting, Australian importer of Bavaria Yachts, has today sold their 400th new yacht. The new order, a Bavaria Cruiser 32, will be delivered to new owners in Adelaide. The 400th yacht has come on a wave of very strong sales through the end of 2009. NSY has sold 22 new yachts in the last six months and recorded one of the strongest December sales results in their history.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week 2010 - Battle of the Big boats
Antigua Sailing Week,
Antigua Sailing Week - With the likes of Niklas Zennstrom's 72-footer Ran, Tom Hill's custom Reichel/Pugh 75 Titan 15, Austin Fragomen's JV TP52 Interlodge, and Mike Slade's 100ft super maxi ICAP Leopard all toning up for 43rd edition of Antigua Sailing Week (24-30 April 2010), competition is expected to be exceptionally challenging for this annual Caribbean extravaganza.... [more]
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Ullman Sails Sydney 38 Sprint Series - A day for Challenge
Rowan Simpson,
The Victorian Sydney 38 fleet enjoyed another great day of One Design racing at Royal Brighton Yacht Club last Saturday in the third day of the five day Ullman series. The forecast of freshening southerly winds proved accurate as the 10 knots at the start of the first of race increased to the forecast 20 knots for the start of Race 3 gusting to 25 knots by the end of racing.... [more]
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2010 Australian Musto Skiff Week
Tim Hill,
The inaugural Musto Performance Skiff Australian Championships was held at Black Rock this January. The event was a test of race management, scheduling and weather for the Musto Performance Skiff World Championships, to be held at this venue in 12 months time. Scotland's John Reekie interrupted his honeymoon to join the regatta, adding an international flavor to the fleet of 10 boats... [more]
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Musto gets behind 2010 Etchells mid-winters
Tracey Porter,
Marine apparel brand Musto has thrown its weight behind the most popular event on the sail racing calendar by signing on as the lead sponsor of the Etchells Australasian Winter Championships (EAWC) 2010. The agreement sees Musto afforded full event naming rights as well as the opportunity to host its own race day as part of the fun-filled race schedule.... [more]
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2010 Star Championship - Percy and Simpson take lead
Lynn Fitzpatrick - WorldRegattas,
2010 Star Championship - Percy/Simpson made good on yesterday's promise to perform better today. With their second place finish, Percy/Simpson move to the top of the leaderboard.... [more]
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Audi IRC Australian Championship begins at Audi Victoria Week
Di Pearson,
The list of IRC entries at Australia's four largest regattas continues to grow each year. The Audi IRC Australian Championship is the jewel in the crown of sailing anywhere in the country. Audi Victoria Week in 2010 marks the start of the fourth running of the Audi IRC Australian Championship, endorsed by Yachting Australia.... [more]
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Women's Match Racing Squad have goddesses on their side
Craig Heydon,
Australia's Women's Match Racing Squad are set to have a pair of Greek goddesses willing them to victory as they continue to campaign for Gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games... [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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America's Cup Challenger's deadline for Singapore Agreement response
Richard Gladwell and Golden Gate YC Media,
The Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup, Golden gate Yacht Club, has replied to the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve's letter, by writing directly once again to the 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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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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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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