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America's Cup starts in a week!! Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta,Jessica and more

Gladwell's Line: Second guessing the America's Cup Jury
Richard Gladwell,
The International Jury for the 33rd America's Cup is due to sit for the first time, in early February, to consider the five issues raised by BMW Oracle Racing on 19 January. We take a look at the scorecard from that first meeting.... [more]
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Jessica Watson - Half way there and the book deal is done
Nancy Knudsen,
French-owned Hachette Publishers have announced that they will publish the story of Jessica Watson's solo sail around the world 'as soon as possible after her return'. ...and onboard Ella's Pink Lady, Jessica is already writing it, in spite of a recent admission by her mother that Jessica has severe dyslexia, which circuitously resulted in Jessica's desire to sail around the world... [more]
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Warren Jones Regatta - Robertson's back but there is competition
John Roberson / Sail-World.com,
The 2009 winner, Phil Robertson of New Zealand, is back to defend the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta trophy, after a strong year on the World Match Racing circuit, but it's not going to be easy; there are ten other skippers who want to put their name on it. Kyle Langford of Sydney is hot having won the qualifying series last week, and there are two other Kiwi skippers, Reuben Corbett an... [more]
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Hobie Wave Open and Hobie 16 Extreme on Pittwater (Sydney) Australia
Anthony Duchatel,
A unique sailing event for catamaran sailors has just wrapped up on the pristine waters of Pittwater in Sydney. In the spirit of promoting sailing to all ages, the Palm Beach Sailing club with the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club ran a competition using the RPA based Hobie Wave Training Fleet. A 'Round Robin' format was run, similar to a World Titles, with a Qualifying Series and Finals Series .... [more]
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Fastway Nacra South-East QLD Championships wrap
Southport Yacht Club,
It was supposed to be a weekend of nice summer racing. 16 Nacra Class catamarans made the trip to Southport Yacht Club on the Gold Coast to enjoy our famous sunshine but ex-cyclone Olga had other plans and delivered challenging weather.... [more]
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Ten Sydney 38s contested great one design sailing at Vic Week regatta
Rowan Simpson,
A fleet of 10 Sydney 38's enjoyed great One Design racing in the 2010 Audi Victoria Regatta. Local yacht, Cinquante, skippered by Ian Murray sailed a consistent series to win by 4.5 pionts. However, Another Challenge lead by Chris Leewin and Jono Neate, was the stand out of the regatta. winning two heats and without a costly OCS in race four may well have won the six race no drops regatta.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia - A test on the final day of training
Extreme Sailing Series Asia,
Extreme Sailing Series Asia. It was a long and tiring day for the top international sailors in Muscat today as they had their final shakedown before the start of the final round tomorrow, 1 February 2010.... [more]
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Get out and revamp your old boat, it's worth it!
Hugo Ottaway,
At the 2006 Melbourne World Championships, many of the top performers were boats with a minimum age of 15 years. None was more noticeable than Mike Ingham who shipped a 20 year old J out from America, whilst not in the top 3, his top 5 finish was excellent. He then went on to come second at the 2007 Worlds in Mexico in the same boat.... [more]
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Farr 30 World Championship going to Hyeres, France for the first time
Farr 30 Class Association,
The Farr 30 Class Association and C.O.Y.C.H. are pleased to announce the 2010 Farr 30 World Championship will be held in the sparkling Mediterranean city of Hyeres, France from October 23rd to 31st... [more]
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Groupama 3 sets off on latest Jules Verne Trophy attempt
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Groupama 3 and her crew have started their latest attempt for the Jules Verne Trophy. Franck Cammas and his nine crew set off at over twenty knots in a light N'ly breeze on the back of a mass of rain... This latest record attempt begins with some encouraging, albeit tricky weather conditions. The most uncertain phase relates to the passage of Cape Finisterre as the weather window is a very short one... [more]
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42nd - 2010 APC Logistics Marlay Point Overnight Race
Neil Ross,
Lake Wellington Yacht Club conducts its 42nd APC Logistics Marlay Point Overnight Race, Australia's premier race for Trailerable yachts on the Labour Day Long weekend, Saturday March 6th and Sunday March 7th 2010.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Race 5 SP High Modulus Australian Championship
Frank Quealey,
Defending champions Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Tom Clout retained their Australian Champions crown despite finishing second in Gotta Love It 7 in Race 5 of the SP HighModulus-sponsored regatta on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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America's Cup: Stopwatches out for USA team
www.sail-world.com / BMW Oracle Racing,
Australian Glen Ashby, the six times A-Cat Class Catamaran World Champion has been a regular coach for the USA skipper and fellow Australian James Spithill, the BMW Oracle helmsman and skipper over the last few seasons, as Spithill began to come to grips with multihull sailing. Ashby is running the BMW Oracle sailing program and the pace is stepping up as the first race nears... [more]
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Abby Sunderland journey aborted
Nancy Knudsen,
'But don't start worrying - I am still north of the equator so I won't have to give up the non-stop attempt.' These were the brave words of 16-year-old would-be solo circumnavigator Abby Sunderland as she heads for Cabo san Lucas on the Mexican coastline, just a week after she departed.... [more]
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ANZACs dominate entry list for Wellington OK Worlds
Sail-World.com / Mandy Burts,
The ANZAC's (Australia and New Zealand ) dominate the entry list in the solid fleet has assembled for the 2010 OK Dinghy World Championships. There are in all 26 New Zealand crews, 21 Australian crews, nine from Germany, seven from GBR, four from Poland, three from Denmark, one from Sweden.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team's Kyle Langford wins Collin Mullins Regatta
Kinley Fowler,
The Mirsky Racing Team's tactician Kyle Langford of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia won the Colin Mullins Youth Match Racing regatta in Perth this week.... [more]
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Miami OCR - Sliver medal for Belcher and Page
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's 470 men's crew of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page has won the silver medal at round two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the Rolex Miami OCR... [more]
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2010 Rolex Miami OCR: Focus on the Finn class medal race
Robert Deaves,
Fourth place in the medal race was easily enough for Ed Wright (GBR) to win the Rolex Miami OCR in the Finn class for the second year running, this time by a clear margin of 20 points. The 2009 ISAF Sailing World Cup winner, made very few mistakes all week in quite difficult conditions and takes a well deserved win and a great confidence boost at the start of the season.... [more]
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Miami OCR -Olympic Medal Races decide Podium Positions
Marni Lane,
It was 'one race, one chance' today at US SAILING's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, the second of seven stops of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup 2009-2010.. After gold, silver and bronze medalists were determined yesterday in three Paralympic classes, it was now the turn for sailors in ten Olympic classes to claim podium positions, but the plot came with a twist.... [more]
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Langford dominates Warren Jones Pre-event
John Roberson,
Kyle Langford and his crew from Sydney's Cruising Yacht Club of Australia cruised undefeated through the semis and finals of the Colin Mullins International Youth Regatta, the qualifying event for the Warren Jones Regatta, to take the trophy at their first attempt.... [more]
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Americas Cup: Images from Valencia - USA-17 from the air + Video
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Americas Cup There was a good breeze today in Valencia and both America's Cup sailing teams took full advantage of it. BMW Oracle's Gilles Martin-Raget was in the helicopter and took these shots. Plus there are video clips from the chopper and on-board USA-17 (sorry about the engine noise) Points to note here are the clean wakes, and the amount of camber that is being induced in the wingsa... [more]
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OK Worlds 2010 - Final preparations underway
Mandy Burt,
The fencing is up for the boat park outside Te Papa the Museum of New Zealand, containers in place, launching ramp finished and competitors gathering in glorious sunshine for the 2010 OK Dinghy World Championships in Wellington, New Zealand.... [more]
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Victoria Harbour Schools Sailing Series March 18-21
Samuel Watson,
This year's Victoria Harbour Schools Sailing Series will be held over four days, Thursday – Sunday March 18-21 and will see Victorian Secondary School Sailing Teams fight it out for the right to represent Victoria at the National Championships in June.... [more]
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Miami OCR - Good day for Aussie Women's Match Racing teams
Craig Heydon,
Australia's two Women's Match Racing crews had a good day on the water at the Rolex Miami OCR with both crews tasting success at various points throughout the day. On the final day of the regatta Souter will race against Claire Leroy of France to decide third and fourth places.... [more]
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Miami OCR - Belcher and Page second going into medal race
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's 470 men's crew of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page had a great penultimate day of the Rolex Miami OCR, claiming a second and third placing to jump up the leader board from their overnight position of seventh to second heading into Saturday's medal race... [more]
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2010 Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta entries coming in fast
Louise Bashford,
With just five weeks until the event, entries are coming in fast for the 2010 Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta – 6 & 7 March 2010.... [more]
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Kiwi Tiller steers into lead in Warren Jones pre-event
John Roberson / Sail-world.com,
Young New Zealand skipper William Tiller from Auckland's Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, built on a steady performance on the first day of the Colin Mullins Regatta, to assure his team a place in next week's Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, by topping the scoreboard at the end of the round robin series.... [more]
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America's Cup: New York Supreme Court declines to rule before Match
Richard Gladwell and Alinghi Media,
According to a new release by America's Cup Defender Societe Nautique de Geneve, the New York Supreme Court has declined an expedited Hearing on the Constructed in Country issue, and has ordered to two competitors to race now, and argue later.... [more]
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Ullman Sails success at Audi Victoria Week
Tony Bull,
Geelong yachtsman Rob Hanna invited Dave Ullman to do tactics aboard his recently acquired TP52 'Shogun'. Shogun finishes ad the top TP52. Off the water, Ullman Sails Geelong's onsite loft was a hive of activity each night, repairing sails and getting boats back out on the water. With so many boats, there was always something to do.... [more]
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'For the Record: Fred Meyer' + 'SNG tries to re-write the rules again'
SNG Media; GGYC Media,
In the latest round of 'You said; Oh no I didn't', America's Cup Defender Societe Nautique de Geneve's Vice-commodore, Fred Meyer, commented on Challenger Golden Gate Yacht Club's previous statements on Court actions, and Golden Gate Yacht Club responded:... [more]
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Stuart Fahey retires - leaving big shoes to fill at Harken Australia
Greg Butchart,
After 38 years in the marine industry Stuart Fahey decided it was time to retire and enjoy some well earned leisure time. As a result of Stuart's retirement Harken is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the role as a sales representative. The position requires an energetic, self-motivated person ....... [more]
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Bavaria Cruiser 32 Open Day - 20 February 2010
Jamie Millar,
The new Bavaria Cruiser 32 will be launched in Australia on 20 February 2010 at The Quays Marina, Pittwater, NSW... [more]
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Wright extends lead in Finns at Miami
Robert Deaves,
Some clear gaps are beginning to emerge in the Finn class after day four at the 2010 Rolex Miami OCR. The final two qualifications races are scheduled for Friday, with the medal race for the top 10 on Saturday.... [more]
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2010 Rolex Miami OCR: Australian crews in strong position on day four
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's 470 men's crew of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page continue to hold down seventh position after four days of race in Miami. 'Today was a bit like a yo-yo for us,' said Page. 'We had plenty of opportunities on the water and took them in the first race but then wasted them in the second.'... [more]
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Miami OCR Finns - Ed Wright leads after double win
Robert Deaves,
After another tough sailing day on Biscayne Bay, at the Rolex Miami OCR, and three more challenging races, Ed Wright (GBR) is back on top with two more race wins, while overnight leader Giles Scott (GBR) drops to second after three third places. Zach Railey (USA) also drops one to third.... [more]
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Enter the e-MarineWorld.com.au online competition now
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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