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Adelaide – Port Lincoln race: Secret Men seek to turn Scarlet red
Steve Hall,
The Lexus 60th Adelaide – Port Lincoln yacht race started off Outer Harbor at 3pm in light southerly airs, total starters number 70 with 54 in the racing fleet.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 is shooting across the Indian Ocean
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 record attempt. Time is ticking by! After amassing a deficit of over 430 miles following 18 days at sea at 1400 UTC on Thursday, the time spent in the Indian Ocean was beginning to drag for Franck Cammas and his nine crew. Having succeeded in getting ahead of the front circulating around the Roaring Forties, Groupama 3 has finally clawed back some miles.... [more]
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Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy RC 44 - Young Guns versus Rock Stars
Bernard Schopfer,
The first regatta of the RC 44 Championship Tour 2010 will take place next week in the United Arab Emirates. Unable to attend the event due to their America's Cup post-victory commitments, Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison have decided to give the opportunity to an up and coming team to test its skills at the world's top level.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - From bad to worse
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race Singapore to Qingdao, Day 18 report. The winds have turned light and threaten Spirit of Australia's lead, Hull & Humber goes out on a limb but will their move pay off? Meanwhile Edinburgh Inspiring Capital's situation goes from bad to worse.... [more]
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Crown Series Bellerive Regatta attracts hundreds of sailors
Peter Campbell,
Next weekend's Crown Series Bellerive Regatta on the River Derwent has attracted a fleet of more than 160 keel and trailable yachts and off-the-beach dinghies and skiffs. Racing for keel yachts and trailable yachts will start on the Friday evening, 26 February, with a non-spinnaker but pointscoring twilight race.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Giltinan Championship Race 3 resail win to former champion
Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League,
18ft Skiffs Giltinan Championship. Today's race was the re-sail of last Tuesday's Race 3, which had to be postponed due to strong winds and five times Giltinan champion Trevor Barnabas turned the clock back more than a decade. Ironically, today's race was sailed in a 5-knot ENE wind over a three-lap windward-return course.... [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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World Match Racing Tour 2010 - Team Azzurra joins the tour
Team Azzurra,
Team Azzurra (ITA), with helmsman Francesco Bruni will participate in the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) 2010. The tour is sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and is valid for the assignation of the title of World Match Racing Champion.... [more]
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Solo Tasman Challenge - Top Fleet lines up for Dash Across The Ditch
Lindsay Wright,
Singlehanded yacht skippers from both sides of the Tasman are gathering in New Plymouth, New Zealand this April for the 2010 Fitzroy Yachts Solo Tasman Challenge, the 11th singlehanded yacht race to Mooloolaba.... [more]
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Lexus Adelaide to Port Lincoln Blue Water Classic - 60th Anniversary
Steve Jenkins,
The Lexus Adelaide to Port Lincoln Blue Water classic starts today with 70 boats entered in the 158nm race heading west to Port Lincoln with light to medium airs that swing from a NE through to SW for the sea breeze, then around to SE back to the North in the evening before changing to the SW and being pretty much on the nose as the fleet heads into Port Lincoln.... [more]
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2010 Etchells New South Wales Championship
Sam Crichton,
One week until the start of the 2010 Etchells New South Wales championship. Teams from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales will be taking advantage of the opportunity to sail on the waters where the 2012 Etchells World Championship racing will be conducted.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has favourable trajectory ahead
Groupama 3 - Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy. Groupama 3's Franck Cammas and his men have really been hit hard by the wind crisis since passing South Africa! But the very straight trajectory announced as far as the longitude of Tasmania is particularly favourable, not solely for making up her deficit on the reference time, but above all amassing a fair bit of credit at the beginning of the Pacific.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit announces two new venues added
Audi MedCup Circuit,
After several years as potential candidate venues for the Audi MedCup Circuit, two of Europe's most desirable cities, Barcelona and Cascais/Lisbon, have now been confirmed on the competition schedule for 2010.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket - When only the Fastest is fast enough!
Paul Larsen,
The UK based team behind the Vestas Sailrocket project are building a new boat to finish the job of setting the outright world speed sailing record. It will incorporate many features to make it more versatile and practical to sail at world record speeds in a wider range of winds and sea states.... [more]
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Bruno Peyron decides to relaunch The Race
Mer et Media,
Bruno Peyron has officially announced that he has decided to relaunch The Race. The three times holder of the Jules Verne Trophy is creator of The Race. After several months of studies and some careful thinking and after consulting the main potential competitors, a second edition of the race around the world for the giant G-class boats is therefore planned for 2013-2014.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Giltinan Championship - Down to the Wire
Frank Quealey,
The Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship looks as though it will go right down to the wire as the points tighten amongst the leading contenders. The outright pointscore shows Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas), 13, with a one point lead over Project Racing on 14 and Gotta Love It 7 on 15.... [more]
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Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta attracts top World teams
Warren Douglas,
Some of the world's top international match race teams are set to descend on Auckland for the Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta in March. A mix of America's Cup experience plus rising young talent will do battle in the invitational regatta on the Waitemata Harbour.... [more]
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The Club Marine Series – predicting the wind
John Curnow,
Day Five of the Club Marine Series on Melbourne's Port Phillip will be hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club this Saturday, February 20. The bruises should be fading and the sails back from the loft after the last round of the Yachting Victoria seven-day series, which runs throughout each Summer.... [more]
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships preparations well underway
ISAF,
The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships are on track to be the biggest and most exciting sailing event ever held on Australian shores... [more]
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Soling World Worlds 2010 - German team wins title
Matias Collins / ISAF,
The German Marinepool team GER 300 Roman Koch, Maxl Koch and Gregor Bornemann won the 2010 Soling Worlds at Veleiros do Sul, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.... [more]
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Australian SB3 Championship 2010 - Kia Timm faces supreme test
Ian Grant,
Kia Timm the exceptionally dedicated SB3 class Queensland champion will face a supreme test of one-design sailing and tactical strategy when he contests the 2010 Audi Australian championship at Port Stephens from April 12-18... [more]
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Nanjing, China, to host 2nd Youth Olympic Games in 2014
ISAF,
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected Nanjing, People's Republic of China, as the host city of the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 during the 12second IOC Session in Vancouver, Canada. Nanjing received 47 votes to edge out runner-up Poznan, Poland, which received 42 votes.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 clawing back the miles
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Relative worry has given way to moderate optimism now... Such is life at sea with its share of stresses and up and downs at the mercy of the barometric yo-yoing. The situation for Groupama 3 hasn't been very favourable for nearly 48 hours now, with a front dictating the every changing pace.... [more]
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CentrePort International Youth Match Racing starts next week
RPNYC Events,
This year we have 3 teams from the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club. One is skippered by Matt Steven who just last week placed third overall in the OK Dinghy World Champs and was crowned the World Junior OK Dinghy Champion. The second local team is skippered by Josh Porebski who has just finished second in the New Zealnd 2010 ISAF Youth World Champs selection trials in the Laser class.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Card Holders announced
World Match Racing Tour,
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the names of the nine Tour Card Holders for the 2010 season. The Tour Invite Policy, first introduced in 2009, will guarantee the Tour Card holders invites to six of the first nine events but they can compete in more events if they are able to secure wild card invites from the individual event promoters.... [more]
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Date changes for key Australian Youth regattas
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia and the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron have announced date changes for two key youth regattas to be held in July this year.... [more]
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Complete control with new Simrad NSE software
Sandman PR,
Simrad has introduced a host of innovative software enhancements for its groundbreaking NSE system. Building on the Simrad NSE's combination of best-in-class radar, chartplotter and sonar technology, the new NSE 2.0 software puts users in complete control of a range of integrated functions, making it possible to control and monitor almost every system on the boat through a single interface.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2010 could result in Croatia 2011 !
Maggie Joyce,
For every race that every boat enters at Sail Port Stephens 2010, the boat qualifies for an entry into the draw for the major prize from Mariner Boating Holidays worth $15,000. World famous for more lay days than racing, the Mariner Boating Yacht Rally in Croatia in June 2011 could be your next overseas holiday if you're at Sail Port Stephens in 2010.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week Accommodation - Book now!
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2010 accommodation yet? Many great options to choose from. All the best options book out first so it is best to book asap. We have many options to choose from. From 2 bedroom self contained apartments sleep 6 or 7 people. Right through to 5 bedroom luxury homes. Contact us: 1300 653 997. www.whitsundayholidays.com.au... [more]
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End of season discounts offered for 2009 IRC Certificates
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is offering a 50 per cent discount on all 2009 IRC applications lodged by Australian boat owners, a substantial saving for those owners wishing to race in the closing months of the current IRC year... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 Pictures from Race 1 - Gilles Martin-Raget
www.Sail-World.com,
America's Cup 2010 Race 1 pictures from the BMW Orace Racing USA-17 viewpoint. More fine images from Gilles Martin-Raget... [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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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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