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Sailing news from everywhere, but we are leaving out the America's Cup as we will be doing our final wrap newsletter shortly.

An interesting feedback from request from Performance Sail-craft about the new RS100 dinghy.

Lots of news so enjoy.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Has the new RS100 got what it takes to be successful Down Under?
Performance Sailcraft (Australasia),
Does this new single handed dinghy, developed through an interactive online process, have what it takes to be successful Down Under? Please give us your feed back!!... [more]
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Entry deadline looms for Newcastle's new Lord Howe race
Mark Rothfield,
The March 1 entry deadline is fast approaching for the inaugural Butlers Business and Law Round Lord Howe Island Yacht Race which starts from Newcastle Harbour in May.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone - Competitive spirit to the fore
Ian Grant,
Winning two Audi Australian IRC ocean racing championships in three years has not satisfied the competitive spirit of Mooloolaba Yacht Club skipper Rod Jones. He has plans to continue refining his helming skills with fleet racing in the SB3 sports boat class including the 2010 Audi Australian championship regatta at Port Stephens in April, while waiting for his new boat to arrive from Spain.... [more]
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Smoky Geographe Bay Night Race
Bernie Kaaks,
A bushfire near the Busselton Industrial Area belched thick black smoke over the fleet at the start of the night race, bathing the fleet in an erie red glow as the sun set over Cape Naturaliste.... [more]
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Masters Games underway in Geelong
Teri Dodds,
In near perfect sailing conditions, the racing commenced for the Morris Finance Geelong Masters Games on Corio Bay today. Due to strong winds racing was abandoned on Monday, forcing racing organisers to schedule 3 races for both Tuesday and Wednesday. A southerly 15 - 18 knots greeted the fleet which remained steady all day, which was a blessing for all on the water.... [more]
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Final Round of the Manly Junior NSW State Championship 2009-2010
Peter Tinworth,
Hosted by the Manly Junior Sailing Association of NSW and held at the magnificent NSW Sport and Recreation camp at Point Wolstoncroft on Lake Macquarie, last weekend the third and final round of the Manly Junior 2009-2010 State Championship was completed.... [more]
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RORC 600 start and sunset pictures from Carlo Borlenghi
Sail-World.com,
RORC 600 Caribbean start from Antigua and sunset in Barbuda pictures from world renowned photographer Carlo Borlenghi.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 into the Pacific Ocean
Groupama - Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 is nearly into the Pacific Ocean with a lead over the reference time of Orange 2. Groupama 3 is on the point of collecting her first trophy of this Jules Verne! Indeed this round the world sprint has also provided the crew with the opportunity to beat three other records recognised by the WSSRC (World Sailing Speed Record Council).... [more]
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Sabots converge on Drummoyne for Southern NSW Zone Championships
Andrew Glassock,
Southern NSW Sabots will converge on Drummoyne this weekend for Gill Southern NSW Sabot Zone Championship. 50 boats are exepected to compete in the final interclub race of the season. Many junior sailors are using the regatta as their first experience at racing away from their home club.... [more]
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Lexus Lincoln Regatta - Secret Men's Business 3.5 does the business
Nicole Haack,
Adelaide sailor Geoff Boettcher's Reichel/Pugh 51 Secret Men's Business 3.5, after another close tussle at the head of the fleet with the similar and slightly bigger Scarlet Runner (Robert Date), won the grand prix IRC handicap division in the long race of the2010 Lexus Lincoln Week regatta today.... [more]
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Burke Marine's new EVO Thermal Skins...Warmth, Protection and Comfort
Colin Burgess,
Burke Marine have geared up for the colder months ahead by releasing their EVO Thermal Skin garments.... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 - And they're off!
Louay Habib,
RORC Caribbean 600 - Clear blue skies and crystal clear oceans typify the Caribbean and the competitors in the RORC Caribbean 600 were treated to some superb champagne sailing conditions, as they started the only offshore race in these waters.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Quickly and well done by Groupama 3
Groupama - Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has achieved the best reference time between Cape Agulhas and Cape Leeuwin, which spans around 4,000 miles. Groupama 3 is still sailing in a steady NW'ly wind of twenty-five knots, which has been propelling her along on a particularly straight trajectory 45° S for the past four days.... [more]
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Cape Town first Stopover Port for Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
Volvo Ocean Race,
The racetrack for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race, due to start from Alicante in Spain in the autumn of 2011, is now set and the first port of call will be Cape Town, South Africa, making its eighth appearance as host to this premier ocean race.... [more]
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RC 44 Al Maktoum Trophy - Team Sea Dubai on fire
Bernard Schopfer,
Markus Wieser and his Team Sea Dubai were on fire today, with five bullets in as many races. The local team leads Artemis (four wins and also undefeated) and four teams on a tie in third. Competing for the first time in the RC 44 Class, Terry Hutchinson (Artemis) and Adam Minoprio (BMW Oracle Racing) didn't need much time to get into the groove.... [more]
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2010 Extreme Sailing Series Europe adds Trapani, Sicily
OC Events,
Trapani, on the west coast of Sicily (Italy), will be one of the new venues for the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series Europe. The event will take place in the very heart of the port of Trapani, right in front of the public and VIPs and just metres from the shops, bars and restaurants of the town.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 sets new sectional reference time
Groupama - Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - On crossing the line marking the longitude of Cape Leeuwin (115° 08' E) at 04h 17' 47' UTC this Monday 22nd February, Groupama 3 has obtained the best time over the section of course between Cape Agulhas, which marks the entry into the Indian Ocean, and the SW promontory of Australia: 6 days 22 hours 34 minutes.... [more]
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Geographe Bay Race Week Day 3 Produces snakes and surprises
Bernie Kaaks,
A 1.2 metre dugite snake found on a rescue boat was not the only surprise of the day.... [more]
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2010 Australian RS:X Championships: Chang, ENP athlete tops the fleet
Perth 2011,
Emerging Nations Programme athlete, Howard Chang, of Chinese Taipei, who in is Perth training with the ENP, topped the RS:X fleet this weekend, as a competitor in the 2010 Australian RS:X Championships.... [more]
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Defending Champion Lucinda Whitty is aiming for another win
Pam Scrivenor & Jennifer Crooks,
Defending champion Lucinda Whitty will compete against fellow Australian Sailing Development Squad members Nina Curtis and Stacey Jackson, in the Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta this coming weekend.... [more]
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Garde Sydney Harbour 12ft Skiff sprint series
Skiff Ed,
The NSW 12ft Skiffs are once again hitting Sydney harbour for the fifth annual Garde sprint series. The regatta will be run for the first time out of Woollahra sailing club this Sunday the 28th. The first race starts at 2pm with back to back racing the order of the day... [more]
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Shute Harbour Slipway Trophy Series is a three way battle
Ian Grant,
Consistent speed combined with selecting the smartest tactical options has paved the way for John Galloway to claim a three point lead in the Shute Harbour Slipway trophy series on a warm Pioneer Bay... [more]
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112 Yachts in Long Passage Race at Busselton
Bernie Kaaks,
Day 2 of Geographe Bay Race Week was full of mixed fortunes.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 on track
Groupama 3 - Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 is almost back inside the Jules Verne Trophy reference time as she approaches the longitude of Cape Leeuwin. 124 miles separate the two boats on this 21st day at sea. Under large gennaker, staysail and full mainsail, Groupama 3 is still making headway at an average of nearly thirty knots.... [more]
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2010 Farr 40 Sprint Series win to Estate Master
Sam Crichton,
After two days of racing on Sydney Harbour Lisa and Martin Hill's Estate Master have won their second Farr 40 regatta in a row, taking out the 2010 Farr 40 Sprint Series which was hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Rejoining the Farr 40 class was New Zealander Brett Neill's White Cloud team sailing on Orion. Their return from a 12 month hiatus is in preparation for the upcoming Farr... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Giltinan Championship Race 7 - Champions decided
Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League,
18ft Skiffs Giltinan Championship Race 7 - Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Tom Clout are the 2010 Giltinan champions. Today began with three boats in a head-to-head battle for the championship. Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, Project Racing and Gotta Love It 7.... [more]
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9th Hobie Cat 16 World Championships entries now open
David Brookes,
Entries are now being taken for the 19th Hobie Cat 16 World Championships in Weihai, China.... [more]
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Australia's newest Dragon yacht launched in Hobart
Peter Campbell,
Australia's newest International Dragon class yacht Xanthos hit the water on the River Derwent christened by 90-year-old former Dragon sailor Edis Boyes... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 reducing the deficit
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 is still powering across the Indian Ocean at an average of over thirty knots. Though the rain has passed and the sun is back, the dress code for the men on watch on the deck of Groupama 3 hasn't changed: foulies and drysuits are proving essential in the very steady thirty knots or so of NW'ly wind.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Spirit of Australia claims first victory
Zoe Williamson,
Following four second place podiums in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race, Spirit of Australia has managed to secure an elusive first place by winning Race 6 from Singapore to Qingdao. At the end of what has been arguably the toughest and closest legs of the 35,000-mile global competition, which is contested by crews from all walks of life, Spirit of Australia crossed the finish line at... [more]
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Geographe Bay Race Week takes off
Bernie Kaaks,
A record 114 boats lined up in Busselton for the first day of Geographe Bay Race Week 2010.... [more]
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The Club Marine Series Day Five – Cougar Town
John Curnow,
Non-sailors did not really understand or comprehend the recent America's Cup races. There would be no such issues for them in today's Club Marine Series on Port Phillip, however. The races were super-competitive, tight and action a plenty. Almost so you did not have enough time to even breathe.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Giltinan 2010 Race 6 - Greenhalgh (UK) all the way
Frank Quealey,
Former Giltinan 18ft Skiff champion Rob Greenhalgh, of the UK, produced his best race form of the Giltinan 2010 Championship when he steered Team PSP/Aust-Asia/Benny to an exciting all the way win in Race 6 on Sydney Harbour today... [more]
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Spirit in Mystery: The final Australian leg
Neil Patchett,
The replica Cornish fishing lugger Spirit of Mystery sets sail on Sunday morning (approx 0700hrs, 21 February 2010) on the last leg of its stay in Australia. Spirit of Mystery will sail southward from Sydney on a short offshore run to Port Kembla where it will be readied for ship transport back to England.... [more]
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The Club Marine Series, Day Five – the winner is seabreeze
John Curnow,
That's seabreeze the site, not the natural event. From a few days out, they predicted that Melbourne's Port Phillip would have 20-25knots out of the North for the morning and then coming back into the teens for the afternoon. Other sites have since modified their theories to match this, as well.... [more]
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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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New Zealand Yacht Tracking project gains momentum
RPNYC Events,
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club has developed a system to broadcast club racing on the internet. The system allows people to keep track of yachts from the club as they race around the harbour or take part in offshore races. RPNYC vice commodore Dave Roberts has been instrumental in developing the system and explains how it works.... [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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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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Vicsail - Beneteau NSW can offer the First 35 with new Teak Interior
Lucy Hogan,
First 35: for the pure pleasure of high - performance cruising. Vicsail - Beneteau NSW can offer the First 35 with new Teak Interior for $239,000 AUD... [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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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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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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