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Lots of News, we are going out on Corio Bay soon.



Cyclone Olga tracks towards Cooktown
www.sail-world.com,
Tropical Cyclone Olga, central pressure 983hpa was located near 15.9S 147.4E at 1am or 215 kilometres ENE of Port Douglas and moving WNW at 22 kilometres per hour.... [more]
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Interview Transcript: Russell Coutts meets the Media
Sail-World,
CEO and Skipper, Russell Coutts held a relatively impromptu Media session in the BMW Oracle Racing base last Wednesday. Following is a slightly edited transcript of that session.... [more]
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Don't Miss The Boat! – Enter BoatGearDirect NOW!!
Jay Pettifer,
With hundreds of entries into our T-Shirt slogan competition from not just Australia, but from around the globe, the entries are rounding up fast. This online competition is a great opportunity for someone out there to become a ‘legend' at their local yacht or fishing club.... [more]
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Charity Mach 2 Moth on eBay $17,100 so far
www.sail-world.com,
A high tech Mach 2 yacht is being 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 Victoria Week collision - Ten Too sinks in Passage Race
Di Pearson,
Greg Cooper and Peter Southwell's Adams 10 ‘Ten Too' from Victoria sank approximately 10 nautical miles after the start of the Passage Race at Audi Victoria Week today following a collision with a second competing yacht.... [more]
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Loggerhead Turtles return to Queensland in record numbers
The Honourable Paul Lucas - QLD,
Loggerhead turtles are returning to Queensland beaches in record numbers, with the highest number of recorded adult females returning to lay eggs since 1984.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Prizegiving in Singapore
Clipper Ventures,
To the pulsating beats of 41 drummers, victorious Cape Breton Island, winner of Race 5 of Clipper 09-10 made a dramatic entrance to Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore, this morning. Waiting to welcome them and beating drums of their own, the spectators included families, friends and fellow crew who had flown in for the stopover.... [more]
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BMW Oracle USA 17 vs Alinghi 5 - Comparison Chart
Saild Blog,
Now that we're only a few breaths away from the 33rd Americas Cup Saild thought that having looked at the skippers they could get out the tape measures and look at the stats of the two most advanced sailing yachts ever built.... [more]
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Formula 18 Australian Championship - Successful first day for new cat
Vanessa Dudley,
A brand new boat finished its first day of racing as the overall leader of the Club Marine Formula 18 Australian Championship at Audi Victoria Week today.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week Passage Race Sydney 38 win to Cinquante
Lisa Ratcliff,
Being a one-design boat there is very little separating the 10 Sydney 38s contesting Audi Victoria Week, just the crew work and whatever tactics it takes to get an edge on the rest of the division.... [more]
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Record cruising fleet adds plenty of weight to Audi Victoria Week
Lisa Ratcliff,
The record cruising fleet contesting Audi Victoria Week added plenty of colour and numbers to today's starting list of 335 for the 34.3 nautical mile Passage Race from Williamstown to Geelong.... [more]
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International Moth Victorian Championships - First race confusion
Vanessa Dudley,
Strong winds and confusion over the location of the course area reduced the size of the fleet at the start of the McConaghy – KA Sails International Moth Victorian Championships at Audi Victoria Week today.... [more]
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The West's Next Hobie Youth Champion
Shauna McGee Kinney,
Western Australian sailors are rallying around Alex Landwehr, a wonderfully-strong contender for the 2009/2010 Australian Hobie Youth Championship.... [more]
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First points to Lowana Five in Audi Victoria Week's Trailerable series
Lisa Ratcliff,
Simon Vaughan's RL24 Lowana Five braved today's blustery winds on Corio Bay to claim a win in the opening race of the BIA Trailerable Yacht Series, which is part of the 166th Audi Victoria Week.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week Passage Race multihull win to Cascade
Lisa Ratcliff,
The 46 foot catamaran Cascade proved that age is no barrier, the 35 year old boat taking the Geelong Taxi Network Multi-Hull Series provisional race win in today's Audi Victoria Week Passage Race from Williamstown to Geelong.... [more]
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National Sports Boat Championship - Baptism of Fire
Di Pearson,
It was a baptism of fire for the 22-boat sports boat fleet in today's opening race of the Bundaberg Rum National Sports Boat Championship at Audi Victoria Week. There were many broaches as the fleet reached down the Main Channel, and the Thompson 7 Mighty Mouse ended up aground when it strayed into shallow water on the northern side of the channel while the crew struggled to drop the spinnaker.... [more]
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Nothing ‘secret' about Boettcher's provisional Passage Race win
Di Pearson,
South Australian Geoff Boettcher and his Secret Mens Business 3.5 crew are already celebrating their provisional Division 1 overall win of the 34.3 nautical mile Passage Race at Audi Victoria Week this afternoon as they wait for confirmation.... [more]
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More images from Audi Victoria Week day one from Teri Dodds
Sail-World.com,
Teri Dodds was on the water during the Passage race. Here is a selection of her images.... [more]
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Living Doll claims line honours in Audi Victoria Week Passage Race
Di Pearson,
Three hundred and thirty five boats faced the starter's gun at 9.30am this morning in the 34.3 nautical mile Audi Victoria Week Passage Race from Williamstown to Geelong, with Victorian yachtsman Michael Hiatt and his Farr 55 Living Doll getting away quickly from mid line, leaving the rest of the monohull fleet behind for the entire race to take line honours.... [more]
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50 days around Australia to Save Our Seas
SOS Ocean Racing,
Whitsunday Sailing Club Member and commercial skipper Ian 'Thommo' Thomson will set off in late April to break the world record for sailing non stop solo unassisted around Australia. The campaign is to raise awareness for the damage that plastic bags are doing to our environment.... [more]
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335 Boat start at Australia's Audi Victoria Week
www.sail-world.com,
335 boats started this morning in the 34 nautical mile Williamstown to Geelong race. This is the 165th annual Royal Geelong Yacht Club regatta, now called Audi Victoria Week. A selection of images from photographer Andrea Francolini.... [more]
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Huge fleet for Audi Victoria Week Passage Race
Di Pearson,
A massive fleet of 335 boats of all types from Frassld, the Farrier 31 owned by Shaun Fishley, to line honours chaser Michael Hiatt's Farr 55 Living Doll from Melbourne, last year's Division 3 winner, Surprise, David Ellis' Borresen BB10 and a number of beautiful cruising yachts will start in this morning's 34.3 nautical mile Audi Victoria Week Passage Race from Williamstown to Geelong... [more]
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America's Cup Challenger responds to Swiss assertions, Match on hold?
Richard Gladwell,
Golden Gate Yacht Club has, not unexpectedly, refuted the claims made by the Defender of the Americas Cup, Societe Nautique de Geneve, in the Swiss club's response filed in the New York Supreme Court on Friday. The depth and disparity between the parties on the issue could put the proposed Match for 8 February 2010 on hold, until this fundamental issue is resolved.... [more]
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Yachting NSW School Holiday Camp Success
Yachting NSW,
Yachting NSW School Holiday Camp - The program has a number of key goals that Yachting NSW is looking to achieve. The increased participation of youth in sailing is a continuing goal for YNSW programs now and into the future. Concord & Ryde will be running Yachting NSW's second camp in April. Bookings can me made via the website.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Huge fleet for Passage Race
Di Pearson,
A massive fleet of 335 boats of all types from Frassld, the Farrier 31 owned by Shaun Fishley, to line honours chaser Michael Hiatt's Farr 55 Living Doll from Melbourne, last year's Division 3 winner, Surprise, David Ellis' Borresen BB10 and a number of beautiful cruising yachts will start in this morning's 34.3 nautical mile Audi Victoria Week Passage Race from Williamstown to Geelong.... [more]
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King of Docklands action
Sail-World.com,
A big crowd watched the King of Docklands action last night. Here are some images from Teri Dodds... [more]
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week comes to a perfect finish
Roger McMillan and Lesley Haslar,
The Bay of Islands Sailing Week has come to a perfect finish of three days of superb competition, with 10 – 25 knot breezes, a Beach Party to remember , skillful tactics on the water and loads of laughter. In IRC, Limit finished on 10 points, three ahead of Georgia with Wired (30) in third. On general handicap the two 52s were nowhere to be seen.... [more]
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Alinghi ups ante in America's Cup origin of construction dispute
Richard Gladwell,
The America's Cup Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve have upped the stakes in the simmering Constructed in Country dispute, to the point where both teams could now be ineligible to compete in the 33rd Match for the America's Cup.... [more]
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Nathan Outteridge wins Audi car
Di Pearson,
Young Australian Sailing Team sailor Nathan Outteridge came ashore at Waterfront City, Docklands tonight with an ear splitting smile – and why not, he had just won the Audi King of the Docklands and in doing so, will drive home to the NSW Central Coast in a brand new Audi A4 Avant, courtesy of Audi.... [more]
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Audi Dockland Invitational - Andrea Francolini images
Sail-World.com,
Audi Docklands Invitational images from Andrea Francolini.... [more]
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Audi Docklands Invitational - Scarlet runs away with the win
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Docklands Invitational - It was Victorian Rob Date's Reichel Pugh 52 Scarlet Runner that eventually snared the overall win in the Grand Prix division.... [more]
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Enjoy Australia Day 2010 afloat on Sydney Harbour
NSW Maritime,
A busy schedule of boating activities and events is planned for NSW waterways on Tuesday, 26 January to celebrate Australia Day 2010 afloat.... [more]
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Key West 2010 - Steady Winds and Boat Speed Rule the Day
Jeanne Kleene,
Key West 2010. John Kilroy has been leading the Melges 32 class since Tuesday and holds a comfortable 10-point advantage with just two races remaining.... [more]
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Record Entries for Over the Moon Australian Spiral Championships
Nicole Douglass,
The Over the Moon Australian Spiral Championships commences tomorrow at the Canberra Yacht Club. Entries are now at a record breaking 63, the largest ever for a Spiral Nationals. The event will be hotly contested with the quality entry list including local three time Junior Spiral Champion Chris Eddes, now one to watch in the Opens and Current National Champ Murray Gordon.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week: ING Breakfast with the Stars a big hit
Di Pearson, Audi Victoria Week,
Among the stars were America's Cup legend John Bertrand AM, Olympic medallists and world champions Darren Bundock and Elise Rechichi, world champions Nathan Outteridge, Brett Young, Carolijn Brouwer, Nev Wittey, Andrew Plympton and around the world sailors Nick Moloney and Adrienne Cahalan.... [more]
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Squalls and storms for racing on Day 2 of Bay of Islands Sailing Week
Lesley Haslar,
The storm Wednesday night brought the predicted weather pattern in ahead of time – thank you Mother Nature - 15 mls of rain drenched parched grounds in the Bay of islands. Thursday morning dawned cloudless and Bay of Islands Sailing Race Day 2 began. Panic returned when a sudden squall hit as boats headed out into the bay, but it passed over in minutes and races began on schedule.... [more]
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Images from Valencia: USA-17 and Alinghi 5 line up for the first time
Alinghi and BMW Oracle Media,
The two protagonists in the 33rd America's Cup lined up off Valencia yesterday, here are the first images of that encounter. Unfortunately the wind failed to arrive, and the hook-up was in name only. However this was the first chance to see the two giant multihulls side by side. BMW Oracle Racing now have more sponsors on the wingsail... [more]
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Stars Worlds 2010: Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson take gold in Brazil
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Iain Percy and Andrew 'Bart' Simpson (GBR) are crowned the 2010 Star World Champions. The reigning Olympic Gold Medalists continue to add treasures to war chests. Percy's sterling collection of championship titles includes the 2002 Star World Championship and an Olympic Gold Medal in the Finn in 2000... [more]
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Lights and Moths! There's more than Mach 2's at McConaghy's in China
John Curnow,
In talking with McConaghy co-owner, Jono Morris recently, a lot more became apparent about how they got into China in the first place and what they're up to, now that they're fully established. Since 2000, which was when Jono and Mark Evans took stewardship of the McConaghy brand, it became apparent to them that the cost structures they were dealing with wouldn't make some things cost effective.... [more]
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Charity Mach 2 Moth on eBay $15,500 so far and in hot demand
www.sail-world.com,
A high tech Mach 2 yacht is being 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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Yachting Victoria's Schools Sailing program supported by Olympians
Di Pearson,
Alisa Camplin, Darren Bundock and Elise Rechichi have at least two things in common; they are Olympic medallists and Audi ambassadors, and today at Docklands Waterfront City in Melbourne, the three encouraged school children taking part in Yachting Victoria's School Sailing program to get involved in sport – at any levell... [more]
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King of the Docklands: Cruisers clash with grand prix sailors for Audi
Di Pearson,
Audi King of the Docklands on the opening day of Audi Victoria Week this afternoon. The clever ones waiting their turn watched from Docklands Waterfront City marina and tried to come to grips with the tricky shifty breezes that were anywhere from 5-12 knots.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Facts and Figures
Audi Victoria Week,
Audi Victoria Week sails into Port Phillip this week and the facts and figures from the largest sailing event in the southern hemisphere are sure to blow you away.... [more]
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Audi Docklands Invitational day one - You betcha Boettcher's happy
Lisa Ratcliff,
New South Wales might have thrown the first punch in race one of the Audi Docklands Invitational but it was Geoff Boettcher's South Australian Reichel Pugh 51 Secret Mens Business 3.5 that won the day with a second then a provisional win in race two which has him leading the five race series... [more]
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Docklands Invitational - Day one images - Andrea Francolini
Sail-World.com,
Docklands Invitational Day One - Images from Andrea Francolini... [more]
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Docklands Invitational - Images from Day One
Rob Kothe,
South Australian Geoff Boettcher and his Secret Mens Business 3.5 crew lead after Day One of the 2010 Docklands Invitational. The Reichel-Pugh 51, sailed 2,1 against the top quality fleet. Images from Day One... [more]
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Australian 470 champions prepare to take on world class fleet in Miami
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page are putting their ‘perfect' Australian summer behind them and moving on to their next challenge. The pair was the first placed men's crew in the nine races they entered at Sail Sydney, eight at Sail Melbourne and nine at their national championship in Sorrento, Victoria, to take their tally to 26 straight race wins in just over a month.... [more]
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McConaghy's Knockout by Innovation
John Curnow,
Innovation brought about the historic McConaghy 1-2-3 at the recent Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Read on to find out what Jono Morris had to say about it, the history of the company and what is next from this global leader of the marine business.... [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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Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2010: Action – On the water
Lesley Haslar,
Over eight years the Bay Regatta has experienced all weather conditions; heavy winds – light winds, sunny skies - cloudy skies, flat seas – white caps. 2010 Day 1 has produced a warm breeze of 10-12 knots, light chop, cloudy skies with showers in the morning and again at the end of the day – but who cares about the rain... [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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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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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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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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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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