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Good news with a hot new model from Sydney Yachts, this story is a must read.

Via Sail-World USA, we've been helping our good mate Lynn Fitzpatrick who has been encouraging the collection of sails for the building of shelters in Haiti. She has just come back after accompanying the first shipment.

Now, Australia's own Tom Braidwood, with the help of Michael Coxon and his North Sails team is taking a very practical step towards helping Haiti too. You need to read about this, because you can help them too.

Some days, we just can't believe the amount of news that gets posted on Sail-World. If your Club, Class, Event is not posting their news via our Sail-World front end upload system, then you need to change tack.

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Australia's Sydney Yachts moving forward with Ker designed GTS series
Media Services,
Australia's Sydney Yachts has commissioned Ker Design to create a new series of performance orientated yachts. The new GTS37 is the first model to be released, with an exciting new range to be announced in the coming months. Jason Ker has designed the GTS37 with the performance orientated sailor in mind.... [more]
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Australian Sailors can help Haiti
Belinda Braidwood,
Sailors to help Haiti: Tom Braidwood is calling all yachties to help the survivors of the Haiti Earthquake One of the problems the Haitians are facing is enough shelter. The wet season is approaching and a solution is needed as soon as possible. As all yachties know, there are thousands of old sails lying around over Australia. Tom's plan is to turn these into tarps and tent shelters.... [more]
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Melbourne to King Island - Would Sir like the Beef or the Swan?
John Curnow,
Now King Island in the middle of our notorious Bass Strait is gastronomically famous for amazing beef, superlative crayfish and sensational cheese. This weekend, the annual Melbourne to King Island race gets underway and those culinary delights are going to be joined by Swan, which was a favourite of English Regals, not all that long ago.... [more]
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PSA Laser Coaching Clinics - last places at Belmont - and more dates
PSA Media Team,
Performance Sailcraft (PSA), the builder of the world's most popular class, ran a Win a Laser competition late last year which received thousands of entries with the vast majority of entrants expressing interest in gaining coaching to improve their skills. This was followed up with a coaching specific survey with the results showing large demand within all fleets and in all states.... [more]
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New SBS sailing documentary Disable Bodied Sailors starts March 18
Lizzy Kingston,
A group of people who are variously blind, limbless and paraplegic are about to take part in the world's toughest ocean race, the Sydney to Hobart. Disable Bodied Sailors is a new four part documentary series on SBS that follows tough talking, no nonsense skipper David Pescud and his core team as they find a crew, train a crew and then race a crew, comprised of men and women with disabilities.... [more]
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Indian Ocean 5 Capes Race: Sidney Gavignet joins Majan
OC Events,
Sidney Gavignet will be joining Majan's crew in Cape Town and will sail onboard the new A100 for the final three stages of the Indian Ocean 5 Capes Race. A very experienced offshore sailor, Sidney has just been announced as the skipper of Majan for the next edition of the solo Route du Rhum, starting from Saint-Malo in France this November.... [more]
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E-Marineworld Skips wins the 34th Warneet around French Island race
Tim Pepperell,
E-Marineworld Skips formerly know as Quickskips have won the around French Island race on line honours and handicap back to back 2009 and 2010.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has one ocean left to devour
Cammas-Groupama,
Jules Verne Trophy. Groupama 3, on rounding Cape Horn at 1830 UTC this Thursday 4th March, has retained a lead of 175 miles over the Orange 2 reference time. However, there is still 7,000 miles to go before they reach the finish line off Ushant: Bruno Peyron and his crew took over eighteen days to climb up the Atlantic.... [more]
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Audi IRC Australian Title - Secret Men's Business 3.5 holds lead
Di Pearson,
South Australia's Secret Men's Business 3.5 leads into second round of Audi IRC Australian Championship which takes place on sixth and 7th March at Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta. Fifty six yachts took to the start line in Round 1 of the Championship and approximately 35 are expected to compete in Round 2 at the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta this weekend.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 09-10 - Conditions keep crews busy
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 09-10 - Race 7 Qingdao to San Francisco Day. Changing winds, commercial shipping and fishing fleets are keeping the crews busy. Cape Breton Island's crew must be able to see Spirit of Australia off their starboard quarter - at the 0900 position update just one mile separates them.... [more]
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Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week?
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your Hamilton Island Audi Race Week accommodation yet? Great options still available. Contact us for the best option to suit you. www.whitsundayholidays.com.au or 1300 653 997 - 7 days per week. Many options to choose from. Ranging from 2 bedroom apartments accommodation up to 7 from $500 per night. Or if you prefer luxury with a private pool - we have several houses to cho... [more]
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Sandringham YC -Two Positions - Club Coach and Program Co-ordinator
Sandringham Yacht Club media,
An opportunity exists to work for one of Australia's leading yacht clubs, Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), which is seeking an experienced full time Club Coach and Off the Beach (OFB) Program Co-ordinator.... [more]
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Once More Dear Friends at Sail Port Stephens
Jody O'Brien,
There's a 12 metre Dubois with an incredible past and a beautifully sentimental name that will join in the fun at Sail Port Stephens this year. Once More Dear Friends was the first yacht built by John McConaghy to a design of Ed Dubios for Peter Kurts. This boat has seen some serious sea miles, proudly representing Australia at the Admirals Cup in 1983... [more]
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Hydroptère project - Two new boats with l'Hydroptère.ch a reality
Hydroptère project,
The Hydroptère project is not limited to the performance of the 60-feet trimaran which has beaten two world speed records at an average speed of over 50 knots in 2009 in the Mediterranean.... [more]
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J/122 Jackpot does it again winning the CYCA SOPS IRC Div 1
Sandra Entwistle,
J/122 ‘Jackpot' has won the 2009/10 Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Short Ocean Pointscore Series Div 1 on IRC. 'Jackpot' finished 3 points ahead of her nearest rival Ed Salter in his famous AFR Midnight Rambler, completing the series on 17 points. 'Jackpots' worst result was a fifth, which they were able to drop. Other than that, 'Jackpot' finished in the top 3 places for all the other races.... [more]
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Century old yacht Aotea competing in Cygnet Regatta
Peter Campbell,
The century old yacht Aotea is among a fleet of old and new yachts entered for Tasmania's historic Cygnet Regatta. Aotea, now owned by Port Cygnet Yacht Club member Noel Doepel, was built at Williamstown, Victoria, around 1907 by the Nelson Place boat builder Clement Blunt to a design by the famous Scottish naval architect William Fife Jr.... [more]
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA to host Grand Final of 2011 ISAF Nations Cup
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is delighted to announce the selection of Sheboygan, in Wisconsin, USA as host venue for the Grand Final of the 2011 ISAF Nations Cup.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI enters
Jennifer Crooks,
Bob Oatley's 100 foot Wild Oats XI will line up for the start of the Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race on Friday 19 March at 12 noon. Joining Wild Oats XI in the fleet will be her stable-mate the 66 foot Reichel Pugh designed Wild Oats X, the defending race record holder Loki and Peter Millard and John Honan's 98 foot Lahana, completing her first offshore season under her new owners.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Images on the Dock
Christophe Favreau,
Top international photographer, Christophe Favreau, was around the Emirates Team NZ base today, as the Louis Vuitton Trophy yachts were in their final preparations... [more]
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America's Cup legal action continues after the Match - Updated
Richard Gladwell,
Two legal actions initiated before the start of the 33rd America's Cup are still ongoing, despite the winning of the trophy by BMW Oracle Racing in mid-February. The Breach of Fiduciary Duty action leveled at the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, and Alinghi team boss, Ernesto Bertarelli is due to have a response to the action lodged by the Challenger, Golden Gate Yacht Club by 8 March.... [more]
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Images from the Omega Cup, Auckland: The Test in the Breeze
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron, was on out on the water for the second day of the Omega Cup, international matchracing series, which has attracted the top international sailing talent, ahead of next week's Louis Vuitton Trophy. Due to the strong wind, racing was abandoned after two flights.... [more]
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APC Logistics Marlay Point Overnight Race: Little boats, large Armada!
John Curnow,
The 42nd running of this iconic event is set for 1945hrs on Saturday, March 6, 2010. All types of trailable, sport and multihull vessels make their way to Victoria's Gippsland Lakes each year to stay up all night and often get very cold and somewhat wet.... [more]
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Spectacular action at Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta Day 2
Warren Douglas,
Winds gusting over 25 knots and big windshifts forced an early end to the second day of racing in the Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta today – after some spectacular early action saw the teams at the edge of control.... [more]
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Auckland Omega Match Race: Mirsky Racing Team up against AC sailors
Kinley Fowler - MRT,
Auckland Omega Match Race sees Mirsky Racing Team end the day with a scorecard of 5-5. With the majority of the competitors at the Omega Match Race being Americas Cup sailors, MRT do not get the opportunity to race them very regularly.... [more]
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Marco Nannini enters Global Ocean Race
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race (GOR) can announce entry 13 for the 2011-12, double-handed circumnavigation in Class40s. Italian-born, UK-based yachtsman, Marco Nannini, has secured his place on the start line and will be competing against the event's growing international fleet.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - Lorient, France added as stopover
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. France returns to host the Volvo Ocean Race with the confirmation today of Lorient, in Brittany on the northwest coast of France, as the penultimate stopover. The announcement of Lorient follows that of start port Alicante, and Cape Town and Lisbon as host ports. Lisbon in Portugal will be the start port of the leg to Lorient, approximately 700 nautical miles.... [more]
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Secret Mens Business 3.5
John Hearne,
Congratulations to Geoff Boettcher and crew on SMB3.5 (Secret Men's Business 3.5) have just won the Audi Victoria week.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2010 - Prevew Video
ISAF,
Thursday night saw the city of Istanbul officially welcome the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2010, the world's premier sailing event for youth sailors.... [more]
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2010 Western Australian Etchells Championships - Preview
Dirk van der Struyf,
The 2010 Western Australian Etchells Championships kick off this weekend on the Swan River with racing scheduled for March 6th and seventh then the following weekend March 13th and 14th.... [more]
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8-Metre Euro Cup at Rolex Baltic Week
Andreas Kling,
The highlight of the seventh Rolex Baltic Week from 30 June to 4 July will be the 8-Metre fleet racing for their Euro Cup, in exactly the same waters where this class sailed their last ever Olympic competitions.... [more]
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Caporn Young WA Optimist State Championship
Janet Jerwood,
The Caporn Young WA Optimist State Championships were held over three days last weekend at Fremantle Sailing Club. The 82 sailors, ranging from 7 to 15 years of age were treated to strong offshore breezes all weekend. The Gold and Silver fleets completed 14 races in glorious conditions, whilst the Bronze fleet sailed within the harbour enjoying a variety of racing, fun, games and swimming.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 begins parabolic descent +Video
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy. Groupama 3 has begun her parabolic descent towards Drake's Passage on starboard tack, at what must be considered as reasonable speeds given the sea state. Around 600 miles from Cape Horn, the approach towards the coast of Chile isn't scheduled before early afternoon on Thursday, though it's not yet certain whether or not Franck Cammas and his nine crew will track close to the l... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta- Heavy weather paves way for NSW whitewash
Lisa Ratcliff,
Poor weather for the delivery trip from the southern states has left NSW boats in the box seat to dominate the IRC results at this weekend's Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta. Two form South Australian boats and one Victorian boat originally entered are set to miss the starter's gun when the two-day regatta gets underway this Saturday, March 6. One of the boats was dismasted and another turned back.... [more]
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Historic 18 foot skiffs add touch of nostalgia to Audi Sydney Harbour
Lisa Ratcliff,
Ten historic 18 foot skiffs will grace Sydney Harbour this weekend, for the first time running their national championship in conjunction with Middle Harbour Yacht Club's Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta. All replicas of the originals built in the 1930s and 1940s, the timber seam batten constructed skiffs of today are still sailed by a bunch of 'rat bags' according to Sydney Flying Squadron Commodor... [more]
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Earthquake appeal by Chilean Class40 skipper, Felipe Cubillos
Oliver Dewar,
The Chilean Class40 skipper, Felipe Cubillos, is already involved with relief work in the Sexta Región south of Valparaiso and Santiago and is making an appeal for aid on behalf of his countrymen.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - California out to an early lead
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10: Following a successful stopover, a spectacular send-off from Qingdao and an exciting race start, it's been a stop-start night for the teams asthey head towards the waypoint off the southern tip of Japan at the start of Race 7 to San Francisco.... [more]
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Images from the Opening Day of the Omega Cup, Auckland
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron, was on out on the water for the first day of the Omega Cup, international matchracing series, which has attracted the top international sailing talent, ahead of next week's Louis Vuitton Trophy.... [more]
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Brits on top after Day 1 of Omega Cup matchracing in Auckland
Warren Douglas,
Extremely close racing, spectacular luffing duels, tight finishes, penalties and collisions were all on the menu. 'The level is very high,' commented America's Cup veteran Pace. 'Everybody can beat everybody else.' This regatta has pitched young rising stars Adam Minoprio of New Zealand and Torvar Mirsky of Australia against a fleet of more seasoned America's Cup campaigners.... [more]
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IRC measurement checking at the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is providing IRC Measurers to perform measurement checks at the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta. Middle Harbour Yacht Club and Yachting Australia are working together on this initiative to have IRC measurement and equipment checking prior to and during the event, including checking IRC boats immediately after racing.... [more]
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Careel 38th National Championships
Max Marcatili,
Wangi Wangi on lovely Lake Macquarie NSW saw the running of the 38th annual Careel National Championships in February this year. And for the first time in many years, both the Careel 18 and 22 championships were held jointly in a move which was welcomed by all comers and eagerly anticipated by some.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3's lead getting smaller + Video
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - For Groupama 3, around 1,000 miles from Cape Horn, the sailing conditions are fairly sporty with over thirty knots of NW'ly wind and, most importantly, fairly chaotic seas. Nearly 750 miles across the ground over the past 24 hours, but just 575 miles of those on a direct course: the detour above a rather angry low, is proving to be highly disadvantageous, to the extent that cl... [more]
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Money Man comes to Sail Port Stephens
Jody O'Brien,
One of Australia's leading media commentators on financial issues, renowned for his ability to explain complex money issues in plain English will swapping the number crunching and analytics for on water tactics and wind shifts at Sail Port Stephens next month. Paul Clitheroe and his Balance crew will be focussing on getting the right results in the Yachting NSW IRC Championship.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone race - Black Jack to defend trophy
Ian Grant,
Peter Harburg's super fast 19m sloop Black Jack has entered to defend her Brisbane to Gladstone race line honours trophy. Her recent win in the Tracer-Trak Surf to City race suggests the super fast Black Jack has the potential to lower the record.... [more]
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Budget Marine Match Racing Cup - Two in a row for Holmberg
Sue Pelling,
Peter Holmberg has won the Budget Marine Match Racing Cup – the opening event at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta for the second year in succession.... [more]
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2010 Appleton Estate Elliott 5.9 Nationals underway
Simon Manning,
Racing at the 2010 Appleton Estate Elliott 5.9 National Championships begins on Thursday 4 March 2010. Royal Akarana Yacht Club (Auckland) is host club. Twelve races are scheduled with the best ten results to count. The small but high quality fleet includes the handful of boats that have dominated the past 10 National Championships. The event concludes on Saturday 6 March 2010.... [more]
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Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta: Team Azzurra in Auckland
Team Azzurra,
The Italian sailing team Azzurra from the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, skippered by Francesco Bruni with Tommaso Chieffi calling tactics, today took part in the official practice session of the Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta which is scheduled to start tomorrow, March 3rd 2010... [more]
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Next Generation Moulded Laser Foils deliver greater durability
Trevor Griffiths,
Some quiet changes have been happening on the Laser scene in recent times with a new range of Laser foils bring joy to sailors across the Asia-Pacific.... [more]
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A gusty 2010 Western Australian Hobie 16 Championships
Shauna McGee Kinney,
Gavin Colby and Sasha Marks won the 2010 Western Australian Hobie 16 State Championships. The regatta was held Saturday 27 February and Sunday 28 February at Jervoise Bay Sailing Club located several kilometers south of Fremantle, Western Australia.... [more]
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Garde wins NSW Garde 12ft skiff sprint series
Skiff-Ed,
Garde broke a five year hoodoo on their sponsors name sake event, winning the sprint series regatta on a count back after a tie for first place with Lincoln Crowne.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Spectacular send off from Qingdao
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10. Following their hero's welcome and an unforgettable stopover in the Shandong provincial city of Qingdao, China, the teams competing in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race were treated to a spectacular send off for Race 7 of the 35,000-mile global challenge to San Francisco... [more]
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Photo editing – life has become a Picnik
MarineBusiness-World.com,
In this digital world, we find there are lots of people who just don't have a handle on cropping and editing images. We cut our teeth on the 1990's industry classic graphic software Photoshop, so we've tended to say to everyone - well that is what you need. The problem is it is an expensive piece of software and it's really not easy to use. Now there is a free online solution. It's called P... [more]
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Farr 30 Nationals – Stening looking to make it a hat trick of crowns
Damian Devine,
The 2010 Farr 30 Australian Championship to be hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club from March 19 – 21 is shaping up to be another fiercely competitive regatta with eight entries from three states entered to date. With only days before entries close, more are expected before they officially close this Friday 5 March.... [more]
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Fly a Fifteen at e-marineworld.com.au 47th Flying Fifteen Vic Champion
David Williamson,
A record number of entrants are likely for the 47th Victorian Flying Fifteen championships to be sailed at Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club at Paynesvilee this coming labour day weekend. New online web based marine chandler e-marineworld.com.au have secured naming rights for the event for the two man off the beach keel boat.... [more]
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Sierra Chainsaw on song in Ullman Sails Sprint Series on Port Phillip
Greg Clinnick,
The fourth day of racing in the Ullman Sails Sprint Series produced close racing for the three keen crews aiming for success at the forthcoming Sydney 38 Victorian Titles. The forecast of strong 20 to 30 knots southerly winds meant the crews and boats were in for a tough workout over the three short windward/leeward races.... [more]
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Enter Sail Port Stephens now-Get 2 bonus tickets in major prize draw
Jody O'Brien,
Sail Port Stephens is a little more than a month away, and if you enter between now and 5pm Friday March 12, you'll increase your chances of winning the major prize - a trip for two with Mariner Boating Holidays to Croatia. For every boat that has already entered, and every boat that enters by 5pm on March 12, there's a bonus extra two entries in the prize barrel... [more]
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Release of Stu Walker's New Book - The Code of Competition
Stuart Walker,
This is a breakthrough book which reveals how an inherited code of altruism entices competitors to competition and requires them to compete in accordance with its precepts.... [more]
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