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The internet has changed the face of sailing.

Its no longer a 'local' sport. We've been watching the live sailing feed from Auckland for much of the day and as you can read its not just the sailing that is global these days.

Mauri Pro Sailing in Texas, one of our international advertisers uses online chat in five soon to be six languages to talk to its customers world wide.

Lots of news today from Australia and around the world.



Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Whitewater, whitecaps and ETNZ
Louis Vuitton Trophy,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland. A late tactical call by TeamOrigin escalated problems which left the boat with spinnaker and jib draped over the foredeck and a broken spinnaker pole over the side. Racing moved closer to the city front today as the southwester funneled down the harbour, with puffs into the low 20-knot range as the day wore on.... [more]
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Mauri Pro Sailing – The global online chandlery from Texas
John Curnow,
These Dallas based international, online chandlers are anything but cowboys. Mauri Pro Sailing has been around since 2003 and was the brainchild of South American sailor Juan Mauri. There is a dedicated and passionate band of multi-national sailors behind the brand and online shop who can assist you find the right clothes to wear, arrange your deck gear and virtually anything in between.... [more]
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Marlay Point Overnight Race. No new record, but still very!! memorable
John Curnow,
Mad Max did not set yet another new record in the 2010 APC Logistics Marlay Point Overnight Race held on Victoria's Gippsland Lakes last weekend. She and the entire fleet did have a truly memorable event, however. This was in a large part thanks to the amazing weather that ran through SE Australia on Saturday evening.... [more]
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True South Etchells Victorian State Championship 2010
Cameron Arthur,
2010 True South Etchells Victorian State Championship. With the top boats at this year's National Championship lining up for a rematch, this event was always going to be a serious stoush between John Bertrand, Graham Taylor/ Grant Warrington and Damien King.... [more]
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2010 Sail Down Under Series dates announced
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia has announced the dates for the 2010 Sail Down Under Series with Australia to be the hub of Olympic class sailing action from the end of November until mid-December.... [more]
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Australian team named for Youth Sailing World Championship in Turkey
Craig Heydon,
The 2010 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team has been named with 12 sailors set to represent Australia at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey from 8-17 July.... [more]
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Majan A100 Trimaran leaves Cape Town
OC Events,
In breathtaking style the giant A100 Trimaran ‘Majan' shot across the Cape Town start line of the third leg of the Indian Ocean 5 Capes Race just off Table Bay harbour's breakwater at exactly midday (12:00 Local time) today to track a course down south to the treacherous seas of the Southern Ocean for her next stop in Fremantle, Australia... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Atlantic Roll for Groupama 3
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy. Right now there are zones of high pressure to the left and to the right. Indeed the calm zones have got Groupama 3 surrounded and she is having to zigzag her way between the squalls, which are causing massive changes in both the strength and direction of the wind, with shifts of over 60° and a breeze oscillating between 10 and 20 knots...... [more]
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Rock n Roll Plan for Sail Port Stephens
Jody O'Brien,
The Melges 32 is currently one of the most successful one design class racing stories in America and Europe, and one of the first owners of a Melges 32 in Australia is quietly confident that this country will follow the same growth. Last year's winner of the Port Stephens Trophy (PHS), Kim Williams, with his Melges 32 Rock n Roll will be back to defend the title in a few weeks time,... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Winds gusting in excess of 50 knots test crews
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race - 'Sometimes you cry out in exhilaration and sometimes you just want to cry!' - California's skipper on the joys of ocean racing. The fleet is making fast progress towards scoring gate and San Francisco.... [more]
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Twin town named as Volvo Ocean Race finish venue
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Following the huge success in Galway when it was the finish of the transatlantic leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09, Ireland, will again feature in the new route for 2011-12. The fleet will race from Lorient in France back to Galway on Ireland'?s west coast.... [more]
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PUMA Moth Worlds Day 3 - Changes at the top
Bridgid Murphy,
Andrew 'Amac' McDougall's nine point lead evaporated today in the difficult patchy Dubai breeze of the third day of the PUMA International Moth World Championship.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Christophe Favreau's view of Day 2
Christophe Favreau,
Christophe Favreau was on the water for the second day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, and presents this gallery of images.... [more]
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Harken Women's Int'l Match Racing Regatta: Trans-Tasman battle at top
Jennifer Crooks,
Lucinda Whitty and Samantha Osborne are locked in a trans-Tasman battle at the top of the leader board at the end of round robin one in the Harken Women's International Match Racing Regatta, being hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.... [more]
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Laser Coaching - First PSA Laser Clinic a hit
PSA Media,
The venue for the first PSA Laser Clinic was Dobroyd Acquatic Centre is based on Sydney Harbour, west of the City. Twelve keen Laser sailors signed up for a full day of coaching on Sunday 7 March and it was twelve far more knowledgeable sailors who left full of enthusiasm at the end of a fantastic day of sailing and theory.... [more]
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Next Gen. Moulded Laser Foils - greater durability at standard price
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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Louis Vuitton Trophy: PredictWind Forecast - a good Day 3
Jon Bilger,
PredictWind.com is forecasting moderate SW 15knots for day three of Louis Vuitton Series. Looks like a straightforward day with regards to the forecast. And there's plenty of wind in the bag...... [more]
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Gear failure puts finish to a close Kiwi vs Italian encounter
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA Media,
American-based Kiwi Gavin Brady and his largely international team of Latin Rascals took the fight to host Emirates Team New Zealand in their Louis Vuitton Trophy race today, only to lose after a gear failure. Brady, with American tactician Morgan Larson calling the shots, pulled off a risky pre-start strategy against skipper Dean Barker on the New Zealand boat, pushing ETNZ deep into the start... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Second win for Emirates Team New Zealand
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand today won its second match of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland round robin. After trailing for more than half the race, Emirates Team New Zealand had got its bow in front and taken control of the match when the genoa clip on the Mascalzone Latino yacht broke, ending any chance of a win.... [more]
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Auckland International Boat Show opens for business
Richard Gladwell,
The Auckland International Boat Show opened for the trade today at 4.00pm. Tomorrow is the first of four days when the Boat Show opens to the public at 10.00am and closes at 6.00pm. Sail-World's camera went for a walk around part of the show today.... [more]
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Magic Marine RS 500 World Championship 2010, Netherlands, NOR online
Golly Tucker,
The Magic Marine RS 500 World Championship will take place this summer 15th – 20th August at Aquavitesse, Bruinisse, in the Netherlands. Registration has just opened and boats have already registered to benefit from a 40% reduction in entry fee before 14th April.... [more]
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Anger Management happy to be returning to Sail Port Stephens
Jody O'Brien,
They've been solid supporters of the Sail Port Stephens before it really even got on the official calendar and the crew from Anger Management will be back again in 2010. Newcastle Father & Son team, Phil & Richard Arnall, took part in the original 'retro regatta', run by Regatta Director Paul O'Rourke and a small team from Corlette Point Sailing Association out of Peppers Anchorage 4 years ago... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy live NOW in Auckland View here!!
Sail-World.com,
The 2010 Louis Vuitton Trophy series is live now on Sail-World.com... [more]
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Feedback invited on the Yachting Australia Disability Action Plan
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is currently conducting a review of its Disability Action Plan and is inviting feedback from the community as a part of that review process.... [more]
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Rolex China Sea Race - Competitive fleet for Asian offshore classic
KPMS,
The Rolex China Sea Race just three weeks away and a competitive fleet is lining up for this 565-nautical mile Asian offshore classic. To date, 29 boats are registered. The current race record of just under two days was established in 2000 by local yachtsman Karl Kwok on his Volvo 60, Beau Geste, with an elapsed time of 47h 43m 07s.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Heavy weather and another problem for California
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10: Fatigue is setting in across the fleet after prolonged heavy weather. The teams are starting to position themselves for the run into the scoring gate as the crews look forward to some fast downwind sailing conditions. If things weren't hard enough already, the Californian crew were further tested when their steering wheel became stuck, much to the dismay of the helmsman at the time... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Virtual separation yo-yoing
Cammas-Groupama,
ules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 attempt. With a little over 5,000 miles left before reaching Ushant, the virtual separation between Groupama 3 and Orange 2 has been yo-yoing for the past three days. The crew had a hundred mile lead on rounding Cape Horn, a 190 mile deficit off Uruguay as Franck Cammas and his men began their beat in the high pressure, and finally were 360 miles off the pace Tuesday... [more]
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International Moth Worlds Day 2 - Australian Andrew McDougall leads
Sail-World.com and Bridgid Murphy,
Puma International Moth World Championship day two. Australian Andrew 'Amac' McDougall still holds the lead after four races. Kerstin Sommer (UAE) is the highest placed female in position 26. It was really a pressure game today - those who stayed in the pressure were able to get up on their foils and make gains.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta: Crosbie Lorimer's Favourite Photos
Crosbie Lorimer,
Like a kid in a lolly shop it was hard for photographers on the water last weekend for the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta to know where to look. Boats everywhere of every size plugging down harbour or flying downwind in a good solid breeze Here are some of Crosbie Lorimer's favourites........a mixed bag of liquorice allsorts .... [more]
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High Tea in Style at Sail Port Stephens
Event Media,
An afternoon especially for the girls during Sail Port Stephens has the potential to change the way that bags are packed for weekend's away – forever ! As tips and secrets are shared over cold champagne and delicate treats, those enjoying the High Tea in Style might find themselves rivalling their sea-going yachtie partners or husbands for being able to fit all they need in one small bag... [more]
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Archambault grabs leaders jersey in Australian IRC title
Mark Rothfield,
It's like Groundhog Day in the race for the prestigious Audi Australian IRC Championship, with the new Archambault A31 following in the footsteps of the A35 and A40rc by grabbing the leaders jersey at the half-way stage of the 2010 event.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Images by Chris Cameron, Day 1
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron, was out on the water for the opening day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Christophe Favreau's view of Day 1
Christophe Favreau,
Christophe Favreau was on the water for the first two races on the opening day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, and presents this gallery of images.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Day 1 for Team Origin with Ian Roman
Ian Roman, TEAM ORIGIN,
Team Origin's Ian Roman was on the water with the British America's Cup team for the first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Azzurra defeats TeamOrigin on Day 1
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA Media,
Azzurra, the Italian boat with the old name and the young crew, defeated Britain's TeamOrigin in the closest of four hard-fought races on the opening day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland... [more]
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China Cup International Regatta 2010: what's new?
CCIR Media,
With race management by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (and CYA observer), the regatta will kick off with a Hong Kong to Shenzhen passage race, followed by inshore races and island races in Shenzhen. Racing will be provided for entries from Racing Class, One Design classes, classes raced under IRC, SBR ratings or COA HKPN Handicap numbers provided that all boats are capable of meeting the requireme... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy – PredictWind Forecast - Day Two
Jon Bilger,
PredictWind.com is forecasting light winds in the morning for day two of Louis Vuitton Series. However in the afternoon the PredictWind 1km resolution model predicts the South West sea breeze to become strong by late afternoon with wind in the 15-20knots range.... [more]
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Harken Women's International Match Racing Regatta
Jennifer Crooks,
Five international teams have entered in the Harken Women's International Match Racing Regatta, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, which began today Tuesday 9 March with a training session in the Elliott 6s.... [more]
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Enter Sail Port Stephens by Friday=increased chance to win Major Prize
Jody O'Brien,
Enjoy the delights of Sail Port Stephens in April and you could be enjoying the delights of Croatia in 2011 – and if you enter Sail Port Stephens before 5pm this Friday 12th March, you increase your chances of winning the major prize. Mariner Boating Holidays are the major prize partner for the 2010 regatta. providing an international holiday for 2 on one of their fantastic Yacht Rallies.... [more]
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Australian crews finish top two at NZ Women's Match Racing Champs
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Women's Match Racing Team has finished top of the table at the New Zealand Women's Match Racing Championships with Katie Pellew winning the 2010 title ahead of fellow Australian Nicky Souter.... [more]
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First Donations for Sailors Help Haiti!
Belinda Braidwood,
We'd like to thank Chris Hoskings who donated two spinnakers from the yacht Ran on behalf of its owners Niklas and Katherine Zennstrom. Ran, a 72 footer from the UK, came to Sydney to compete in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race and is the first boat to get onboard and help the people of Haiti.... [more]
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RYCT sailors dominate Tasmanian Laser State championships
Peter Campbell,
Young Hobart sailors from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania dominated top placings at the State championships for the International Laser class sailed on the River Tamar at Beauty Point over the weekend, winning the standard, radial and 4.7 divisions.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta - Dragon Owner Wins Audi A4 Avant
ASHR media,
The Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta has come to conclusion for another year with Robert Alpe, skipper of 'Indulgence' (Aus 207) being announced as the overall winning boat and walking away with a brand new Audi A4 Avant valued at over $60,000 as his major prize.... [more]
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Match race for Gladstone glory
Ian Grant,
Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race history will be cast in stone when five almost identical Farr 40 class yachts stage a private match race to win The Courier Mail Cup.... [more]
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Changes to your IRC rating
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is advising owners to take care in declaring changes to your boat and is helping to explain changes to IRC ratings.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race reaches new heights
Jennifer Crooks,
At the close of entries, thirty yachts have entered the Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race – the largest fleet assembled for this race.... [more]
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Moth Worlds - Australian Andrew McDougall leads the fleet + Video
Lisa Richards and Brigid Murphy,
Day one of the Puma International Moth Worlds conditions proved to be diffcult with the fleet spreading far and wide across the horizon. The event is shaping up to be a battle of wits, weather and worldliness. During the beats the pressure was favoured on left however most sailors to took the right.... [more]
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Berrimilla heading for Sydney at end of remarkable circumnavigation
Peter Campbell,
Intrepid sailors Alex Whitworth and Peter Crozier sailed out of Hobart today aboard their 10m sloop Berrimilla, bound for their home port of Sydney and their home clubs, the Royal Australian Navy Sailing Assocation (RANSA) and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: California repairs mainsail in tricky conditions
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. Race 7 Qingdao to San Francisco - Day 7. Edinburgh Inspiring Capital is chasing the pack in some very wet conditions as a low pressure system delivers strong headwinds across the fleet. Qingdao's skipper, Chris Stanmore-Major, believes the worst is yet to come and if he is right the already tired crews will need to dig deep to find that extra bit of stren... [more]
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Let's Go Crew say Let's Go to Sail Port Stephens 2010
Jody O'Brien,
Sail Port Stephens 2010 was the deadline for a passionate couple with a fantastic project of resurrecting their racer cruiser that had literally been put out to pasture just over eight years ago. And they've made it, with weeks to spare !... [more]
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The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's Ripper Tour is on again!
John Curnow,
The ORCV's much loved tour of the passage of water known around the world as, The Rip, is going to be run on April 18, 2010.... [more]
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