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Watch the America's Cup Race 1 third attempt via Sail-World.com
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Race 1 scheduled again for Friday 12 noon (CET) 11am GMT, 6am US EC time, 3am PST, 10pm AEST, midnight NZL Sail-World will be streaming the official event feed.... [more]
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Australian 18 Footers League launches video coverage for Worlds
Robert Killick,
Australian 18 Footers League is proud to officially launch its new video page to especially offer all you grass roots sailing fans, video coverage of Skiff sailing's 'Holy Grail' the JJ Giltinan Championship 2010. Our production team will deliver delayed live video of each race with all the crew news, race action and Manly Ferry dramas.....who will be the heros, who will be the villians,... [more]
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America's Cup - Richard Branson in Valencia
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
America's Cup 2010 : Visitors to the Alinghi base got a surprise today when they found themselves eye-to-eye with Sir Richard Branson. Branson, the thrill-seeking founder of all things Virgin, received a personal guided tour of the base from team president Ernesto Bertarelli. The two bounced across the trampoline of Alinghi 5 and saw the spare rig in the mast tent.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - All change
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Singapore to Qingdao Day 10. All change as light conditions mix up the fleet. The Canadian team has slipped back into third place and their distance to leader is now in double figures as they watched Hull & Humber pull away from them.... [more]
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America's Cup: Steve Clark on Heavy Air Multihull Sailing
Steve Clark,
Sail-World.com contacted Little America's Cup winner, Steve Clark about sailing racing inshore multihulls; whether he had raced these in winds in excess of 20kts; and if he had any images of his beloved C-class in action in such conditions. Clark was initially a little reluctant to talk, as he is remote from Valencia, but then let rip....... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 face problematic conditions
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 record attempt. In the atmosphere there are plateaus and craters, anticyclones and depressions... Between the two are cols and valleys. Currently approaching the Roaring Forties, from Friday morning Franck Cammas and his nine crew are likely to reach some very light, problematic conditions.... [more]
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America's Cup: The alternative to sitting around and waiting
Bob Fisher,
I chanced across Gavin Brady in Valencia, but he was soon to be on his way to Antigua to take part – that means actually sailing – in the Caribbean 600, one of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's comprehensive calendar of races this year. He is to skipper Karl Kwok's Bruce Farr designed Beau Geste.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Weather related
Bob Fisher,
Five days from the projected start, the 33rd America's Cup remains stagnant. The sun shines in Valencia but the wind has a cutting edge to its iciness that is matched only by the idiocy of holding the pinnacle event of the sport in frail craft more suited to the flat water sailing associated with a European lake when the regulations demand an ocean course free of headlands.... [more]
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America's Cup: Friday start delayed
Jean Philippe Jobé,
Friday start delayed, today in Valencia, the poster says 'YA ES HORA' or 'It's about Time!' Too true it's about time we saw some races. However it's in fact another rest day. Both boats stayed put, USA 17 with the wing up even though gusts must have been higher than 20 kts. For tomorrow, we have more of the same and we just got the news that the start is again postponed a couple of hours.... [more]
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America's Cup E-Mailbag - latest correspondence
Various correspondents,
Letters flow after two lost race days in the 2010 America's Cup. Bob Fisher and Richard Gladwell both contributed their thoughts on the matter, late yesterday. Overnight (Valencia time) Sail-World's readers had their say. Please address your contributions to nzeditor@sail-world.com.... [more]
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Hardy Cup - Evan Walker wins for second time
Peter Campbell,
Evan Walker has won the Hardy Cup for the second time. The final, sailed in a building 10-12-knot north-easterly seabreeze, went to four flights as the two young sailors and their crews used all their helming, sail-trimming and tactical match-racing skills in a bid to out-manoeuvre each other in the Elliott 6 sports boats.... [more]
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Hot Field assembles for the 2010 Sydney 38 Nationals at RPAYC
Damian Devine & Tom Spithill - RPAYC,
With one of the biggest and strongest fleets in years, the 2010 Sydney 38 Australian Championship, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, is set for an extremely close tussle as the hot field of 17 assemble on the start line from tomorrow.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Championship Final Day - New Champion Purdie
Mary Reddyhoff,
OK Dinghy World Championship Final Day report. The final day of racing has dawned: grey and still with a thick mist obscuring the surrounding hills. Paul Rhodes (NZL), who was leading over the first three days of the regatta, was philosophical about his drop to second position behind Karl Purdie (NZL).... [more]
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New Archambault A40rc - turbo-charged to a tee
Mark Rothfield,
If you thought the Archambault A40rc was good when it won the 2009 Audi Australian IRC Championship, wait until you see the new 'turbo-charged' version that the French builder is now offering.... [more]
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New OK Dinghy World Champion
Mandy Burt,
OK Dinghy World Championship - we have a new World Champion for 2010 ... Karl Purdie from Worser Bay Boating Club, Wellington.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Jamaica Lightning Bolt closes in
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Singapore to Qingdao Day 9. Jamaica Lightning Bolt has narrowed the gap on leading pair, while Edinburgh Inspiring Capital has gone into Stealth Mode. The other crews are still trying to close in on Cape Breton Island, Hull & Humber and Jamaica Lightning Bolt.... [more]
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18ft Giltinan 2010 - International champions prepare for the series
Frank Quealey,
Three of the world's best 18ft Skiff teams spent yesterday preparing their skiffs for the toughest 18ft Skiff challenge on the calendar - the Giltinan Championship, which starts on Sydney Harbour on Friday... [more]
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ISAF Match Rankings 10 Feb MacGregor GBR to 1, Minoprio NZ holds 1
ISAF,
Great Britain's Lucy MacGregor has finally toppled Claire Leroy (FRA) who has enjoyed a four and half year unbroken run at 1 in the Women's ISAF World Match Race Rankings. Adam Minoprio (NZL) maintains his position at the top of the Open Rankings.... [more]
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Hardy Cup - Trans Tasman semi-finals
Peter Campbell,
Hardy Cup. Two Australians and two New Zealanders will sail off in the semi-finals. All four finished the two round-robins with a dozen wins apiece, but a countback of flight victories placed Walker as number 1, Short number 2, Reece number 3 and junior number 4.... [more]
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America's Cup: Harold Bennett fronts on Race 2 cancellation - Audio
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Principal Race Officer for the 33rd America's Cup, Harold Bennett, faced some hard questions at the Media Conference today following the difficult decision to cancel the second race scheduled. As always Bennett was direct and honest with his answers.... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 Day 2 - Images from the Alinghi Base
www.Sail-World.com,
America's Cup Day 2 - With racing postponed ashore, it was warm and dry at the Alinghi Base and the photographers paint the pictures.... [more]
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GBR Match Race Girls are on top of the world
Lindsey Bell,
They've proven themselves as one of the teams to beat in the newest Olympic sailing class, and now Britain's Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Ally Martin have had an added boost to their 2012 campaign as the ‘GBR Match Race Girls' have stormed into the world number one spot in the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Rankings.... [more]
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Get some Valentines Day Love from Slam and Sail Port Stephens
Jody O'Brien,
On February 14, the world fills with roses, chocolates and Tiffany boxes, but SLAM, the Official Clothing Partner of Sail Port Stephens, is sharing a different kind of love to make their mark on the day that Cupid infiltrates the globe. For every boat that enters Sail Port Stephens between now and midnight on the 14th of February, there'll be a special SLAM gift pack of love waiting at the regat... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Is this a Deed of Gift Match, or not?
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
For the past 31 months the three most common words all sailing fans around the world have heard in respect of the America's Cup are 'Deed of Gift'. Two other words 'Mutual Consent' have been very absent. Now that we are three days into the most prestigious trophy in racing, the words 'Deed of Gift' are treated with an air of almost dismissive disdain... [more]
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Fisher's View: Boys and Girls, come out to play.
Bob Fisher,
The mandatory rest day after the cancelled race provided a wonderful opportunity for a decent lunch. None of the sandwich-on-the-fly that is so usual at regattas, but a thoroughly civilised sit down to napery and cutlery with fine food and good company – an opportunity provided by that King of hosts, Bruno Trouble, in order to purvey information about a yacht racing event.... [more]
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America's Cup: Too much what? A look at shore-side Cup activities
Jean Philippe Jobé,
Sail-World's correspondent JPJ reports on shoreside activities on Race Day 2 in Valencia: 'We started the day early at dawn to be at the Alinghi base and see the Swiss cat off; we mingled with the Swiss supporters. A group of them brought with them their flags and also some traditional cow bells! It is the way they wanted to wish the team good luck.... [more]
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America's Cup: The second race day on shore in Valencia
Lorraine MacIntosh,
Race day arrives with bright Mediterranean sunshine, and so do the locals. A good breeze is blowing which unfortunately aggravates the large overnight drop in temperature, so a snug, sunny corner needs to be found. No one knows what's happening and no updates come through. The winners through all the waiting are hordes of school children who are seem much easier to entertain than America's Cup fol... [more]
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Alinghi blame bad cross-sea on America's Cup race cancellation
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat and Sail-World,
The Defender of the America's Cup, Alinghi, are attributing a a bad cross -sea as the reason for the decision not to race for the second day in succession in the 33rd America's Cup being staged at Valencia. In an official statement after today's decision made by Principal Race Officer, Harold Bennett, the team said: '“The waves were the biggest problem. I think they were about 1.3m average size in... [more]
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America's Cup Day 2 - Racing Postponed until Friday morning
Sail-World.com,
At 12 noon today,with the blast of an air-horn, the AP flag over A was hoist above the main Varadero building, the main race control offices. That signals there will be no racing today. Race 1 is now postponed until Friday with a planned start schedule beginning at 1000hrs.... [more]
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Lots in store from RYA Sailability at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2010
Emma Slater,
Sailing is a fantastic sport for disabled children and adults; imagine the thrill of sailing for people, who can feel and hear but have no sight, or of sailing a boat at speed even though they can't walk, or of joining in a sport where deafness doesn't matter.... [more]
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America's Cup - Streaming on Sail-World.com - Race Day 2 previews
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Watch Live Streaming from Valencia via the BMW ORACLE Racing Race Day video player here on Sail-World.com Coverage has started with Martin Tasker and Peter Lester hosting the BMW ORACLE Racing dock out. Live coverage from the team then continues throughout the sailing day here on Sail-World.com.... [more]
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America's Cup racing stutters and stalls
Sail-World.com,
Sail-World attended the dockout at BMW Oracle Racing base as the delayed start, announced last night meant that the ceremony would take place in the dawn light. When the four busloads of media and supporters arrived it was announced that the start had been delayed for a further hour and there would be no dockout as scheduled. This puts the earliest start time as 1400hrs, and the teams are require... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu - It's on!
John Curnow,
The first of the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's Long Distance Offshore Sailing Seminars was held last night at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club. 54 souls attended this first seminar and all indicated that they would be back for Seminar2. I wouldn't mind betting there will be even more showing up! There were Grand Prix racers, ORCV stalwarts and dedicated cruisers, all ready for the July 4th start.... [more]
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Surpassing success-Beneteau replaces the 40.7 with an absolute winner
John Curnow,
When two, virtually identical Beneteau First 40s took first and second overall in the last Rolex Sydney Hobart, it raised more than a few eyebrows. Two True from South Australia and Wicked, from Victoria, completed the 628 nautical mile classic in 3 days, 23 hours and some change. On corrected time, these two relatively new boats were a full two hours ahead of the next craft. Read on to see why it... [more]
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Hong Kong Etchells Nationals Showdown - all down to the last race
Jamie Mcwilliam,
Hong Kong Etchells Nationals Showdown - all down to the last race... [more]
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Superyachts for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010
Rob Mundle,
Australia's premier keelboat regatta, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, will take on a new dimension this year with the inclusion of a division for superyachts.... [more]
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Romance your Valentine at Docklands, Melbourne
AAP/Greg Shoemark,
Not only can boaties luxuriate aboard their own boat, but there are still berths available for the Valentine's Day weekend for just $35 a night... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone - Club rivals due to square off
Ian Grant,
Mooloolaba Yacht Club blue water racing rivals Bob Robertson and Ken Down will ‘square off' for a private tactical match race in the First Tax Duty Free Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race over Easter.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 faces dilemma
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 record attempt. Since crossing the Tropic of Capricorn at around 0700 UTC this Tuesday, Groupama 3 has been confronted with two differing options as a result of a cold front. In fact their course hasn't yet been totally marked out this Tuesday as some small zones of high pressure are forming across the ideal trajectory.... [more]
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Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally Entries Tops 250!
Bob Williams,
Another major milestone reached in what is being hailed as Australia's ‘Tour de France' on the water. The ‘2011 Around Australia Ocean Race' and ‘2011-12 Around Australia Ocean Rally' events announces that less than eight months after launching and nine months before Rally entries, and 13 months before Race entries close, collective slot reservations have now topped 250.... [more]
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Valencia maritime authority keeps America's Cup VIP's ashore
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
The Valencia maritime authority has caused a major kerfuffle by restricting luxury craft hired to take corporate VIP's to operating just six nautical miles of the Spanish coastline. BMW Oracle Racing has hired three large, internationally certified, luxury motoryachts to take out several dozen corporate guests, all of whom are top executives with leading international companies.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - What lies ahead
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht race - Singapore to Qingdao, Race 6, Day 8 report. At the end of week one, after embarking on the challenge with a mixture of dread and excited anticipation, how have the crews fared? The answer would seem to be, better than anticipated.... [more]
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2010 OK Dinghy Worlds day 3 images
Adrian Rumney,
This gallery of action images from day 3 of the 2010 OK Dinghy Worlds is supplied by photographer Adrian Rumney.... [more]
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RC 44 Championship Tour ahead of a new and exciting season
MaxComm Communications,
The fourth edition of the RC 44 Championship Tour will begin in Dubai on February 22 with the Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy. Terry Hutchinson and Adam Minoprio join the Class for this event.... [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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