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18 Footers League: Family feuds at the Giltinan 2010
Frank Quealey,
Brothers Mark and Scott Kennedy will be competing against each other in the Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship. While it's not unusual that this happens in sport, why it is unusual with the Kennedy boys is because they will be representing two different countries... [more]
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Marine Rescue chief calls on skippers for greater boating safety care
Ken McManus,
A tragic run of drownings in recent boating accidents has prompted Glenn Finniss, Acting Commissioner of Marine Rescue NSW, to call on skippers to take greater care when boating.... [more]
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Feedback invited on Special Regulations Audit Forms
Yachting Australia,
Yachting Australia is seeking feedback on the draft Yachting Australia Special Regulations Audit Forms which are designed to be used to perform equipment inspections on yachts and off the beach boats... [more]
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All at Sea in the Andaman
Maggie Joyce,
The Southern end of the Andaman Sea between Phuket and Malaysian Langkawi offers warm safe water, spectacular scenery, fiery cuisine, friendly folks and some great sailing.... [more]
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12ft Skiffs hit Woollahra Sailing Club
Skiff Ed,
The 12ft skiffs have commenced racing at Woollahra Sailing Club in Sydney's eastern suburbs, and have had two weekends of testing out their new harbour courses... [more]
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Medical Management for Mariners - a vital course for a longer voyage
Sail-World Cruising,
This is a course of vital importance for those who sail longer voyages. TWO PLACES are now available in the next course in Medical Management for Mariners, offered by Cruising Yacht Club (CYCA) and St Vincent's Hospital on 16th February, for those who already hold a basic first aid course. Why is this course so vital? - read on...... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Team Finland's perseverance pays off
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Team Finland's perseverance has paid off as they moved ahead of Spirit of Australia. Qingdao has had a busy night avoiding 150,000-tonne tankers and Cape Breton Island prepares for the rough conditions ahead.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Slow progress for Groupama 3
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy Groupama 3 record attempt latest update. Franck Cammas and his nine crew are still holding back a little in view of the grib files, which aren't making the entry into the Indian Ocean very clear! 'On deck it's really pleasant with glorious sunshine and a light breeze under large gennaker... Down below though, it's an oven!'... [more]
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19th Annual Metung Etchells Regatta
Jeff Rose,
Metung Yacht Club on the East Gippsland Lakes again held the traditional Gippsland Lakes Etchells regatta. This year with the regatta being only two weeks after the National Championships was down to fourteen boats but as usual in the Etchell fleet very close.... [more]
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Wet And Wild F11 Fun Park At GRSC Finishes Off Flying Season
David Price,
Hughie (not to be confused with our Bagdad Bob) dished up a treat for the young sailors on Saturday with a full bodied southerly booming across Sandringham Bay at the mouth of Georges River. Wild and wet conditions ranging from 20kts to 32kts could not douse the flames at round 2 of the 2009-2010 NSW Flying 11 Championships hosted by Georges River 16ft SC this weekend.... [more]
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Evan Walker's strong early bid for Hardy Cup
Peter Campbell,
Sydney sailor Evan Walker has thrown down an early challenge to the strong New Zealand contingent on the opening day of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's Hardy Cup under 25 match-racing regatta on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Kiwis here in strength for Hardy Cup 2010
Peter Campbell,
Young New Zealand sailors have their sights set on again winning the prestigious Hardy Cup under 25 ISAF Grade 3 Match Racing Regatta on Sydney Harbour. Kiwis have won the Cup three times since the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron began conducting the event in its present international format and have three strong teams in this year's Cup.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2011-12 - New Zealand Team enters
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 entry 12 is for the double-handed circumnavigation and is from New Zealand. This latest entry reserves a second slot for New Zealand on the start line in October 2011 following the entry last autumn of Lapo Ancillotti and BT Boat's Class40 – the Kiwi 40FC - from Farr Yacht Design/Cookson Boats.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Hull & Humber and Cape Breton Island battle for lead
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 6 Singapore to Qingdao, Day 6. Steadier easterly winds bring potential for greater speed as the fleet heads towards the scoring gate. At the front Hull & Humber and Cape Breton Island are doing battle for ascendancy.... [more]
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2010 OK Dinghy Worlds Day 2 images from photographer Adrian Rumney
Adrian Rumney,
2010 OK Dinghy Worlds Day 2 action images from photographer Adrian Rumney.... [more]
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Australian 18 Footers League's Club Championship Race 12
Frank Quealey - 18 Footers League,
Race 12 of the Australian 18 Footers League's Club Championship - The recently crowned Australian champion Gotta Love It 7 crew (Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton, Tom Clout) showed that they are going to be the team to beat in the Giltinan when they led for most of today's race in a light South-East breeze to take victory by 49s.... [more]
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Local Sailing News from Sail-World on Twitter
Brendan Maxwell,
Sail-World.com, the largest online marine news network in the world is now delivering regional news on Twitter. Publisher Rob Kothe said today ‘Now sailors can get an exciting mix of Sail-World local news and major international news via local Twitter feeds, rather than getting more sailing news than they can possible handle via a one size fits all world news channel.'... [more]
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18 footer legend Trevor Barnabas returns for Giltinan 2010 Worlds
Frank Quealey,
Five times Giltinan Championship winner Trevor Barnabas will make an unexpected attempt to add to his tally following a last minute call up to skipper Fisher & Paykel in the Giltinan 2010 World Championship.... [more]
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Bruny Island: Line to The Fork in the Road; Auch & Wild West overall
Peter Campbell,
Fork in the Road took line honours and the provisional handicap results announced this morning by The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania show David Bean's 44-footer Auch as winner of the premier IRC division on corrected time from David Creese's DK46 Dekadence, which was the early race leader and finished third in fleet. Third place in the IRC division went to The Fork in the Road.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 into the Southern Hemisphere
Groupama- Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 record attempt latest update. After crossing the equator at 0902 hours UTC this Saturday morning after 5 days and 19 hours at sea and with a lead of over a day in relation to Orange, the maxi trimaran Groupama 3 has begun her descent of the Southern hemisphere.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Today's word is zigzagging
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Singapore to Qingdao Day 5. Cape Breton Island, Hull & Humber and Uniquely Singapore made the decision to head east and as the teams make their way through the South China Sea.... [more]
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Hong Kong Etchells Showdown Race Day 1
Marty Kaye,
Hong Kong Etchells Showdown Race Day 1. 19 Etchells lined up for what was to be truly fantastic racing on Hong Kong's 'Gage Roads' Lamma track... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour announce new event - Vietnam Match Cup
Yvonne Reid,
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has today awarded Rainbow International Co. Ltd the rights to organise the Vietnam Match Cup. The appointment gives Rainbow International the rights to host and promote the event that will be held at one of the world's most beautiful bays, Nha Trang, Nha Trang City, in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.... [more]
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Club Marine Series – testing times on Port Phillip
John Curnow,
Yachting Victoria's Club Marine Series for Day Four, Saturday February 6, was always set to have a good breeze by the time the afternoon arrived on a sunny Port Phillip. What occurred in the morning for the Division Zero Race was a little over expectations, at around 12 to 15 knots and it just kept building from there.... [more]
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Sydney Newcastle Race double to Cawse
Di Pearson,
Dick Cawse and his Lyons/Cawse 60, Vanguard, have provisionally wrapped up the CYCA's 2009/2010 Ocean Pointscore series, after taking line and handicap honours in the 63 nautical mile Sydney Newcastle race. Vanguard crossed the finish line at 4.41.35pm today, winning line honours from Pretty Fly III, Colin Woods' canting keeled Cookson 50, which crossed over one hour later at 5.43.11pm.... [more]
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Mr Kite and The Fork in the Road in Bruny Island Race duel
Peter Campbell,
Tasmanian ocean racing rival yachts Mr Kite and The Fork in the Road tonight are tonight locked in a duel for line honours in the 89 nautical mile Veolia Environmental Services Bruny Island Race, Australia's oldest long inshore/offshore yacht race.... [more]
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OK World Championships Day 1 – Wellington NZ
Mandy Burt,
12-15 knot breezes on the first day of the 2010 OK Dinghy championships on Wellington Harbour, New Zealand.... [more]
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Flinders Islet race: Loki wins the double – Ragamuffin leads BW PS
Di Pearson,
Geoff Ross said he was surprised when the breeze changed so quickly. 'The Blue Water Pointscore is well named – it was a real blue water race - we saw 35 knots at one stage. I haven't done the Blue Water Pointscore for a while; it's a good series.'... [more]
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Club Marine Series - Morning of the TPs
John Curnow,
It may well have been mild and nice earlier on this morning, but by the time the gun went, there was a genuine 15 knots blowing on Melbourne's Port Phillip. The fresh SSE breeze was a welcome solid reminder of the varying nature of the sport and the conditions that the CLub Marine Series sails in throughout the summer.... [more]
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Bruny Island fleet slow down after fast start
Peter Campbell,
The fleet in the Veolia Environmental Services 84th Bruny Island Race has slowed down in the d'Entrecasteaux Channel after a relatively fast start from Hobart's Castray Esplanade... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Hull & Humber in the lead
OC Events,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Hull & Humber currently lead the fleet. The team on board the Cape Breton Island entry will miss the close racing they have had with Hull & Humber but, with the fleet aiming for the Scoring Gate in the Luzon Strait, there is every chance that they will meet again before this race is over.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 leads but now for the Doldrums
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - With an average of more than 22 knots along the direct course since leaving Ushant, Groupama 3 already has more than a day's lead over the reference time...... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Oman Sail Masirah on top
OC Events,
European champions, now Oman Sail Masirah is crowned champion of the Extreme Sailing Series Asia. This event was billed locally as 'Oman Sail versus The World' and they came out on top in style.... [more]
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