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Here is the final news from Audi Geelong Week.

You better enter the BoatGearDirect competition. It finishes tomorrow.

The Sail-World Team



Don't Miss The Boat! – Enter BoatGearDirect NOW!!
Jay Pettifer,
Entries close on Thursday!! 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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OAMPS South Australian Youth Championships 2009/10
Vicki Hughes, Yachting SA,
Enter the OAMPS SA Youth Championships 2009/10 to be held at the Adelaide SC on 6 and 7 February. Open to youth classes and other classes with eligible youth including - Optimist, Holdfast Trainer, International Cadet, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Laser, International 420, International 470, Hobie 16, 125.... [more]
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Exercise Transglobe Leg 8 - The Big one beckons
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Three new crews are preparing for the start of Leg 8 of Exercise Transglobe from Auckland, New Zealand. Forty servicemen and women will depart the UK from Heathrow tomorrow, Wednesday the 27th January, and arrive in Auckland, New Zealand, via Hong Kong, early on Friday 29th January. They will then meet up with their respective skippers.... [more]
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Sydney sailors celebrate National Day in 174th Australia Day Regatta
Peter Campbell,
Today marked the 174th running of the world's oldest continuous sailing regatta, the Australia Day Regatta on Sydney Harbour, the magnificent waterway that each year is the scene for the start of the famous Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and which in 2000 hosted the sailing regatta of the Sydney Olympic Games.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week sailboat auction raises $22,100 for charity
Vanessa Dudley,
The generous donation of a high tech racing sailboat by an Australian company has raised $22,100 for the international children's charity, Variety.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week images from Teri Dodds
Sail-World.com,
Photographer Teri Dodds presents these images from Audi Victoria Week.... [more]
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Australian 18ft Skiff Championship Race 4 - Smeg takes win
Frank Quealey,
The SP HighModulus Australian 18ft Skiff Championship has become a three boat battle after Smeg took out Race 4 of the championship on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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SB3 Victorian Championship - Britain's Shelley and crew triumphant
Vanessa Dudley,
Jono Shelley and his crew of Clare and Chris Molloy have won the SB3 William Angliss Victorian Championship at Audi Victoria Week after another strong performance in this morning's final race. In this morning's very light and variable conditions, Shelley's Credo-Group.com placed third in Race 8, enough to clinch the title.... [more]
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Secret Mens Business fights back for a win
Di Pearson,
Having led Division 1 of the Audi IRC Series at Audi Victoria Week until yesterday, Geoff Boettcher and his Secret Mens Business crew from South Australia had just one last chance to regain control in the final Race 6 sailed today on Corio Bay.... [more]
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Morris Finance Sydney 38 Series - Cinquante clings on
Vanessa Dudley,
The skipper and crew of defending champion Cinquante went out on Corio Bay today determined to hang on to their narrow points lead in the Morris Finance Sydney 38 One Design Series at Audi Victoria Week.... [more]
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Canute and Surprise finish off the job at Audi Victoria Week
Di Pearson,
Canute and Surprise have finished off the job they came to do at Audi Victoria Week today, Australia Day, respectively winning Division 2 and 3 of the Audi IRC Series after sailing the final windward/leeward race on Corio Bay this afternoon... [more]
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Northside Sailing School Summer Camps
Tim Crossman,
Northside Sailing School ran six camps over the recent Christmas break, seeing 243 students between the ages of 6 and 16 hit the water in Sydney's Middle Harbour.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Skipper's Notebook: Ken Read, skipper Puma il mostro
Volvo Ocean Race/Ken Read, skipper Puma il mostro,
Being asked to write about my Volvo experience is nearly impossible without taking up about 500m pages. But, like all stories, this one has a beginning, middle and an end, or maybe not an end. Not yet anyway. I'll get back to that in a bit.... [more]
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National Sports Boat Series - All Roger That
Vanessa Dudley,
In challenging conditions on Corio Bay this morning, Bundaberg Rum National Sports Boat Series leader Roger That left nothing to chance by winning the final race at Audi Victoria Week. Conditions for this morning's racing were extremely light and variable, with Race 8 getting underway in a patchy south-westerly breeze.... [more]
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Good start for Aussies on day of limited racing in Miami
Craig Heydon,
Australia's Women's Match Racing and 49er crews are off to a good start after day one of racing at round two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the Rolex Miami OCR. Australian Sailing Development Squad crew, brothers Will and Sam Phillips, had a great day on the water in the 49er fleet, winning all three races.... [more]
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Miami OCR - Will and Sam Phillips lead 49ers
Marni Lane,
All but two of 13 classes were told to stand by on land this morning at US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR. According to Principal Race Officer Ross Wilson from Australia, only the race courses for the 49er class (Men's Two Person Dinghy - High Performance) and Elliott 6ms (Women's Match Racing) were deemed close enough for racing to begin, as the sailors could be called home safely, ahead of the s... [more]
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America's Cup Umpire team announced
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today announced the Umpire team who will officiate the races on the water of the 33rd America's Cup Match. The Umpire team for the 33rd America's Cup will follow the racing on the water and immediately adjudicate in a racing rule infringement raised by one of the teams... [more]
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Television coverage of 33rd America's Cup announced
33 America's Cup Media,
The Société Nautique du Genève (SNG), trustee of the America's Cup, has delegated the responsibility for organising the media and event activities for the 33rd America's Cup to Consorcio Valencia 2007. The 33rd America's Cup promises to be a regatta unlike everything which has been seen so far.... [more]
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Botany Bay Regatta Committee's Navigators' Cup
Bruce McKay,
Saturday 23rd January saw the 13th running of the Navigators' Cup offshore race commemorating Australia's historical sailing links with Botany Bay – our First Port.... [more]
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Moth Victorian Championships - McDougall aims for trifecta
Vanessa Dudley,
Mach 2 Moth designer Andrew McDougall today added the McConaghy – KA Sails International Moth Victorian Championships to the Australian Moth title he won earlier this month. McDougall won both of today's races conducted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay for the single-hander foiling class in shifty south-easterly wind.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week images from Teri Dodds
Sail-World.com,
Today's Audi Victoria Week image selection from photographer Teri Dodds.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Asia - Muscat countdown
OC Events,
In just ten days time the final of the Extreme Sailing Series Asia will kick off at The Wave, Muscat. Six teams, racing radical 40-foot catamarans, started their battle for the inaugural title in Hong Kong at the end of November, before heading to Singapore mid-December.... [more]
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Cruising on Corio Bay
Lisa Ratcliff,
The record cruising fleet contesting Audi Victoria Week on Geelong's Corio Bay enjoyed a magic outing on the penultimate day of competition.... [more]
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National Sports Boat Series - A definite Roger That
Vanessa Dudley,
A margin of nine points separates the leading two boats in the Bundaberg Rum National Sports Boat Series at Audi Victoria Week after a tricky day's racing on Corio Bay today.... [more]
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SB3 Victorian Championship - Commanding leader
Vanessa Dudley,
Jono Shelley and his crew of Clare and Chris Molloy hold a commanding lead after the third day of racing in the SB3 William Angliss Victorian Championship at Audi Victoria Week.... [more]
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Canute and Surprise continue to dominate IRC Series
Di Pearson,
With only a single race remaining, a fourth in Race 4 and a bullet in Race 5 have cemented Peter Horn's chances of taking out Division 2 of the Audi IRC Series with his brand new King 40 Canute after today's two races on Corio Bay.... [more]
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BIA Trailable Yacht Series - Lowana Five has grip on title
Lisa Ratcliff,
Simon Vaughan's RL24 Lowana Five from Sydney has firmed its grip on the BIA Trailable Yacht Series. On a light and fluky day on Geelong's Corio Bay, Vaughan and his four person crew, including bowman James Shannon, whose father built the RL24 in the mid 1980s and who bought the boat on behalf of Vaughan, found the day required plenty of concentration.... [more]
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Third successive S80 title for Flying Circus
Di Pearson,
David Collins and his Flying Circus crew from Geelong clinched their third successive S80 win at Audi Victoria Week today by the skin of their teeth after finishing the series on equal 13 points with Keith Chatto's Mood Indigo from Melbourne.... [more]
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Terra Firma delivers the goods to take Audi IRC Series lead
Di Pearson,
Nicholas Bartels and his Terra Firma caught the rest of the Audi IRC Division 1 fleet out today. Bartels picked up a good fifth place in the earlier Race 4, their win in the later race consolidating their position in one of the toughest fleets at Audi Victoria Week.... [more]
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Cinquante aims for second successive Sydney 38 title
Lisa Ratcliff,
On the penultimate day of Audi Victoria Week, the Sydney 38s contesting the Morris Finance Series completed their two races, with Ian Murray's well sailed Cinquante climbing to the top of the leaderboard with one race remaining.... [more]
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Formula 18 Australian Championship - New C2 has first up win
Vanessa Dudley,
Steve Brewin and Jack Benson have won the Club Marine Formula 18 Australian Championship at Audi Victoria Week with a masterful display of tactical sailing in a brand new C2 design called BO. In today's four races they added two firsts, a second and a third to their scorecard to complete the series on 14.8 points.... [more]
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Australian 18ft Skiff Championship images
Sail-World.com,
Images from yesterday's Race 3 of the SP HighModulus Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour. Rollerson skippered Slam to a win, causing the major shock of the day. There was very little wind but it did make for a couple of close mark roundings.... [more]
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Day 3 for the Over the Moon Australian Spiral Championships
Nicole Douglass,
The Over the Moon Australian Spiral Championships is set to continue today with the third day of racing. Organisers have done well to get six races on the score card in what can be described as typical tricky Lake sailing yesterday.... [more]
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OceansWatch needs a Skipper for the 2010 season in the SW Pacific
Jane Pares,
If you want to help the ocean environment, and have yachting skills, here is an amazing opportunity. OceansWatch www.oceanswatch.org is looking for an experienced skipper to run their flagship, Magic Roundabout. Someone with a love of the ocean and a proven conservation background. Minimum qualification is the RYA / MCA Ocean Yachtmaster and PADI Open Water diver.... [more]
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Medical Management for Mariners - a vital course for a longer voyage
Sail-World Cruising,
The next course in Medical Management for Mariners, offered by Cruising Yacht Club (CYCA) and St Vincent's Hospital commences 16th February, and there are still places available... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR 2010: 630 of the world's best sailors get ready
Media Pro Int'l,
If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. That's what 630 of the world's best sailors are counting on as they prepare for tomorrow's opening day at US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR... [more]
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Chilli top scores in the Multihull Series
Lisa Ratcliff,
The Geelong Taxi Network Multihull Series, part of Audi Victoria Week, was decided yesterday afternoon. Geoff Floyd, thinking he'd finished second, was called up as the overall winner of the eight-race series with his Corsair Sprint 750 called Chilli.... [more]
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Single-handed Mooloolaba lady sailor ready for Solo Trans Tasman
Tracey Johnstone,
Single-handed sailor Jenny Fitzgibbon leaves from Mooloolaba Yacht Club next week to start her trek to New Zealand in preparation for the start of the demanding Solo Trans Tasman Yacht Race.... [more]
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Moth Victorian Championship - Mach 2 Moths vying for the lead
Vanessa Dudley,
Mach 2 Moth designer Andrew McDougall has climbed to the top of the leaderboard in the McConaghy – KA Sails International Moth Victorian Championship at Audi Victoria Week with three strong results today, but he is tied on points with fellow Mach 2 sailor Lochlin Byrne.... [more]
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SB3 Victorian Championships - Three bullets to Shelley
Vanessa Dudley,
Three wins from today's three races have lifted the New Zealand based British skipper Jono Shelley to the top of the leaderboard in the SB3 William Angliss Victorian Championships at Audi Victoria Week.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Cruising division pile up
Lisa Ratcliff,
The huge Sunsail Cruising with Spinnaker fleet contesting Audi Victoria Week today sailed a 12 nautical mile Corio Bay course, but at one mark, there was less cruising and more shouting and bumping of hulls as the fleet converged in a slow motion pile up.... [more]
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Anthony Beck's Escape leads S80 Series at Audi Victoria Week
Di Pearson,
In an all-Victorian event, Anthony Beck's Escape from the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, had a narrow one today at Audi Victoria Week on Corio Bay, Beck's two wins giving him a one point lead over two rivals.... [more]
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National Sports Boat Series - Roger That
Vanessa Dudley,
The Melges 24 Roger That holds a seven-point lead in the Bundaberg Rum National Sports Boat Series at Audi Victoria Week after taking two wins and a second in today's light to moderate, gusty conditions... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week images from Andrea Francolini
Sail-World.com,
Audi Victoria Week images from photographer Andrea Francolini.... [more]
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Formula 18 Australian Championships - Brewin and Benson extend
Vanessa Dudley,
Steve Brewin and Jack Benson dominated the second day of racing in the Club Marine Formula 18 Australian Championships at Audi Victoria Week today.... [more]
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America's Cup: USA-17 hits the fast lane in Valencia
Peter Rusch BMW Oracle Racing,
Once at sea, the plan was for some upwind work, and that's exactly what they did. With the wind hitting 22 knots, it was a day to see what the USA, and it's wing sail, could do.'The wing, upwind, is a beautiful thing,' said main trimmer Dirk de Ridder (NED) after sailing. 'It's so much easier to trim. Everything gets easier when it's windier as the whole head just lays off.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Young guns leading Sydney 38 Series
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Victoria Week - The Sydney 38 division of 10 boats completed their first windward/leeward race on the outer harbour once the southerly breeze settled in and the postponement flag was lowered for the first start, an hour and a half after the scheduled 1230hrs start.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Secret Mens Business 3.5 ramps it up
Di Pearson,
Geoff Boettcher and his Secret Mens Business 3.5 crew from South Australia meant business in races 2 and 3 of the Audi IRC Championship on Geelong's Corio Bay this afternoon. The 26-boat fleet piled up at the windward end of the line and shouts of 'up, up, up,' could be heard all down the line.... [more]
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Australian 18ft Skiff Championship - Race 3 Surprise winner
Frank Quealey - Australian 18Footers League,
Western Australian representative Grant Rollerson caused a major shock when he skippered SLAM to victory in Race 3 of the SP HighModulus Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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SB3 Victorian Championships - Great start for Queensland teams
Vanessa Dudley,
Kai Timm, Owen Muyt and Fred Blenke sailing Club Marine White got off to a great start in the SB3 William Angliss Victorian Championships at Audi Victoria Week, winning the first race by almost a minute in blustery winds on Corio Bay.... [more]
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Secret Mens Business overall winner of Passage Race
Di Pearson,
Geoff Boettcher and his Secret Mens Business 3.5 crew were declared winners of the Passage Race at Audi Victoria Week. In winning, Boettcher also claimed the Lou Abrahams trophy. Abrahams, a true champion of sailing, having represented Australia and won at international and national events, is the only yachtsman in the Week's 166 year history to have a trophy named in his honour.... [more]
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Over the Moon Australian Spiral Championship underway
Nicole Douglass,
The Over the Moon Australian Spiral Championships kicked off yesterday on Lake Burley Griffin from the Canberra Yacht Club with a fleet of 65. Murray Gordon defending champion will be wearing the Open leader vest today after having an flawless session in the gusty 10 to 25 knot northwester, with a 1, 1, 3.... [more]
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