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The Sail-World Team is just off the water at the Louis Vuitton...some surprises.

If you live in Melbourne, you need to case out the Gul and other marine gear sale at Pier 35, if you live in Sydney or north, there are just spots left on this weekends PSA Laser Clinic at Belmont.

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The Sail-World Team



Giant Two Day Sale – Offshore, Coastal & Inshore Clothing - Melbourne
Media Services,
Forbes Clothing – Gul Marine gear, Pier 35, 263-329 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne, 9am till 5pm Saturday and Sunday 20th & 21st March 2010. There will be offshore, coastal and inshore gear as well as dingy and casual wear. Softshell jackets, PFD's, t-shirts, thermals and heaps of smocks and waterproof jackets.... [more]
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Two places at PSA Laser Clinic - Belmont 16 ft Skiffs THIS WEEKEND
PSA Media Team,
The current Australian Laser Radial Women's Champion, Olympian & former ISAF World Ranked 2, Laura Baldwin will be running a PSA Laser Coaching Clinic at Belmont 16ft Skiff Club this weekend. There are two places left.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Semi Finals produce surprises and tight racing
Richard Gladwell,
With two races complete in the Semi-Finals of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, there has been plenty of action on the water and a few surprises.... [more]
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Kiwi World Champions selected to lead Wellington Spirit
RPNYC Media,
World champion Wellington sailors Matthew Seven and Josh Junior have been selected by the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club to lead the Wellington Spirit Yacht Racing Team's campaign to win the World Match Racing Championship.... [more]
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Southport Yacht Club has appointed a new CEO
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com from NOAA inf,
The Board of Southport Yacht Club has announced the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer.... [more]
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HTS Port Esperance Regatta - Only two weeks to go
Steve Harrison,
Only two weeks to go to the 149th Huon Tasmanian Salmon Port Esperance Regatta. There has been a major change in the sailing program for competitors in the Huon Tasmanian Salmon Keel-boat Racing Series.... [more]
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Tropical Cyclone Ului heads for Queensland coast
Sail-World.com,
At 10:00 am EST Tropical Cyclone Ului; Category 2 was estimated to be 950 kilometres east northeast of Mackay and 1100 kilometres east northeast of Townsville on Australia's north east coast and moving southwest at 13 kilometres per hour.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone: Mackay navigator prepares for challenge
Ian Grant,
Bob Thomas will stow his sea bag in the Navigator's ‘nook' aboard the Tim Mc Call owned and skippered Capricorn Cruising Yacht Club sloop Acadia.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Cape Breton Island consolidates
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. Cape Breton Island has consolidated her lead and is making gains on the chasing pack and is extending her lead. Team Finland is making good progress towards southern tip of Japan and the Pacific Ocean.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 and the Pendulum effect
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 carries on its rapid progress towards the finish line and substantially increases its lead over the reference time. Groupama's Race HQ moves this Thursday evening in Brest to prepare the arrival of the giant trimaran which should see the Brittany coast on Saturday.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Young sailors meet with America's Cup heroes
Peter Rusch and Suzanne McFadden,
America's Cup winner, Jimmy Spithill, along with other team members who are in Auckland this week, met with the next generation of potential Cup sailors on Thursday afternoon, when the team held a Q+A and poster signing session for the kids who have been sailing in the Louis Vuitton Junior Trophy regatta.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2011-12: Hannah Jenner first female skipper to enter
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) can announce that entry 14 – and the first female skipper – has signed up to compete in the double-handed circumnavigation for Class40's. Hannah Jenner has already logged around 130,000 miles of sailing which including a circumnavigation as skipper of fully-crewed Glasgow: Scotland with Style in the Clipper 07-09 Round The World Race... [more]
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Follow the Louis Vuitton Trophy live on Sail-World and on Virtual Eye
Richard Gladwell,
In partnership with SailTV, Sail-World is offering live coverage of the Louis Vuitton Trophy. The live TV coverage featured on Sail-World will consist of a mix of Virtual Eye graphics and video from a range of cameras and positions, together with outstanding commentary.... [more]
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2010 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds heading for Caribbean waters
KPMS,
When the Farr 40s arrive in the Dominican Republic later next month, April 21-24, all eyes will be on the defending World Champion, Jim Richardson's Barking Mad (USA).... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation - great options available
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation yet? Great options still available. 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 choose from.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - Hainan Province, China stopover announced
Volvo Ocean Race,
Sanya, the southernmost city on the golden coast of Hainan Province, China, has won the bid to host the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. The port of Sanya is now confirmed as the only stopover in Asia. Other ports on the course include the start in Alicante, where the Volvo Ocean Race now has its base, stopovers in Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Lisbon, Lorient and the finish in Galway.... [more]
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TeamOrigin falls to Artemis and drops out of Louis Vuitton Trophy
Leslie Greenhalgh,
Day 10 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland regatta was crunch time for two more of the eight teams. The second Elimination Round would normally see the two pairs that had advanced from yesterday race best of three series, with the teams that won two races advancing to the semi finals on Saturday.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Azzurra advance to semi-finals
Azzurra Team,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Team Azzurra of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda won their match against the Franco-German team All4One. Francesco Bruni, skipper and helmsman of Azzurra, gave a superb display of strength in a great match sailed in a strong breeze of 20-22 knots – at the limit of what the America's Cup boats used in this event can handle and conditions in which so far the crew of Azzu... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Artemis versus TeamOrigin images
Sail-World.com and Sander van der Borch images,
Sander van der Borch presents this gallery of Artemis and TeamOrigin images from the Elimination Round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Series being sailed in Auckland, New Zealand... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Two more teams eliminated
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA,
The Swedish team Artemis and the Italian Azzurra squad both won thrilling matches on Thursday at the Louis Vuitton Trophy - Auckland, to advance to the semi-finals and dispatch their opponents out of the regatta. Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio told the competitors in the morning that he'd institute a single-race policy if he couldn't start racing by midday.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Probably the best race so far . . .
Bob Fisher,
With the threat of elimination, TeamOrigin and Artemis pulled out the most exciting race of the regatta. The advantage swung between the boats, first to the British and then to the Swedish team. Wind shifts and variable current added to the strategies while match racing tactics were seen in profusion, particularly on the first lap.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: TeamOrigin makes early exit
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Artemis dispatched TeamOrigin from the Louis Vuitton Trophy in the sudden death elimination race sailed on the Waitemata this afternoon. The reality is that was a match that the British team should not have lost, and managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory just short of rounding the windward mark for the second time.... [more]
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America's Cup coach Glenn Ashby coming to Sail Port Stephens
Jody O'Brien,
Americas Cup Team Coach, World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Glenn Ashby will be a special guest at Sail Port Stephens 2010. His diverse abilities and strong knowledge of multi hull sailing opened the doors for Glenn to the world of Americas Cup, and at Sail Port Stephens, Glenn will open the book of stories and experiences he has from this world to share at the Tyrrells Yachties Ball... [more]
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A100 Majan surviving 70 Knots in the Southern Ocean
OC Events,
Oman Sail's A100 trimaran ‘Majan' has been battling hurricane force winds in the Southern Ocean on leg 3 of the Indian Ocean 5 Capes Race en route to the next stop over in Fremantle, Australia. From Mark Covell on board ‘Majan': It's been a long couple of days. As I woke the first day of this storm Paul, Mohammed and Mike were on watch. The sky was grey with driving rain that stung your face. The... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Europe 2010 debuts in Sète, France
OC Events,
Sète on the South Coast of France is the opening venue of the Extreme Sailing Series Europe 2010 from 27-30 May. Sète has a history of hosting top international sailing teams: the city played host to Alinghi and Victory Challenge in 2002 prior to their departure for Auckland, New Zealand and French Kiss in 1986 before the America's Cup in Fremantle, Australia.... [more]
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Teenage girls take 4th consecutive Tasmanian Mirror Championship
Grant Atherton,
Reigning International Mirror Class National Champions teenage girls Jessie Atherton and her crew Katherine Maher from Kinston Beach Sailing Club sailing Kamikaze won their fourth consecutive Tasmanian Championship which was sailed on the Tamar River at Deviot over the weekend. Conditions were light with racing delayed several hours on both days until a sailable breeze developed ...... [more]
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Sodeb'O revealing a new look
Kate Jennings - Expression,
A month from the completion of a long and important refit which has already stretched over four months, the maxi trimaran Sodeb'O is beginning to reveal her new look.... [more]
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The Latest Sail-World competition - Prize value over AUD$300,000
www.sail-world.com,
Since 2000 we've been running Sail-World online competitions. These have been very popular, with our audience. Sailors have won everything from charter holidays, to offshore wet weather gear, inshore jackets and this year we broke new ground with our Win a Laser competition. Now we have a very different prize from those in our previous competitions.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 ahead of the front
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 is beginning the final sprint in a steady yet disturbed SW'ly wind. The current aim for Franck Cammas and his nine crew is to seek to position themselves ahead of a cold front, which should push them all the way to the finish off Ushant.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: First three through scoring gate
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race. Three of the teams have even more to celebrate having picked up Scoring Gate points. Cape Breton Island took the maximum three points followed by Jamaica Lightning Bolt scoring two for crossing in second place and Uniquely Singapore claiming a point for third.... [more]
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ISAF Sailor Classification Code reminder - Group 2 to be eliminated
ISAF,
ISAF would like to remind events, classes and sailors using the ISAF Sailor Classification Code, that the Code is changing and starting from 1 April 2010, the category of Group 2 sailors will be eliminated.... [more]
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Another good win for Artemis in the Louis Vuitton Trophy - Auckland
Paul Cayard,
Another good win for Artemis today over the Italians on Azzurra. No wild excitment like yesterday against the Brits, just steady control of the race, abeit in the upper wind range. In fact we were on hold for 45 minutes as the wind had built to 25 knots at our scheduled start time. It came down to 20 knots and we were underway. It was still a race in which I felt keeping it simple would pay of... [more]
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Holey Dollar Rum Fun over a Long Lazy Lunch at Sail Port Stephens
Jody O'Brien,
There are many things one can do on the lay day at Sail Port Stephens. If you're adventurous and feel like a change of scenery, there's a day of mischief to be had with the boys from the Lu Le Belle crew, as they step up as tour leaders of a Hunter Valley Wine Adventure. Or you might choose to stay by the water and get an education on something that is possibly one of your favourite things at a... [more]
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Fisher's View: Laddies who lunch
Bob Fisher,
There is an upside to counteract the general downside feeling that goes with postponed races – the opportunity to do what so many women do on a regular basis; and do lunch. In the Viaduct Basin in Auckland, the temptation is constant and while the opportunities to indulge have been there a-plenty, the postponements have not coincided properly with the luncheon hour... [more]
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Barcelona World Race 2010 - Anna Corbella and Dee Caffari team up
Jo Uffendell,
Anna Corbella from Spain and Dee Caffari from Great Britain team up with GAES Solidaria to be the first all female crew to enter the double-handed Barcelona World Race 2010 Following the company's successful experience with the sponsorship of Anna Corbella in the Transat 6.50 2009, GAES takes a step further into the world of ocean racing sponsorship.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Christophe Favreau's view of Day 8
Christophe Favreau,
Christophe Favreau was on the water for Day 9 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, and presents this gallery of images.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race - Work up and a run back
Jennifer Crooks,
Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race start is less than 48 hours away. Conditions will be fine and sunny with no thunderstorms predicted. In the afternoon of Friday and Saturday, crews can expect the breezes to shift to the nor'east reaching a maximum speed of 20 knots. Overnight, the wind will decrease to five knots.... [more]
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Azzurra loses to Artemis but advances to next round in Louis Vuitton
Azzurra Media,
Today the eight teams competing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland sailed the first elimination round. Team Azzurra of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda lost their match against the Swedes of Artemis but thanks to the particular race format used for this event the all-Italian team was able to advance to the second elimination round scheduled for tomorrow.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: A seriously cool slide show - Artemis Racing
Sander van der Borch /Artemis,
Sander van der Borch, assigned to Artemis Racing presents a magnificent slide show of race images and backdrops from the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Mascalzone Latino Audi Team in semifinals
Mascalzone Latino Audi Team,
With today's victory against the French of Aleph, Mascalzone Latino Audi Team proceeds directly to the semifinals together with the leader of the series, the home-team of ETNZ. Team Synergy and Aleph are out of the series, while the other four teams will battle it out against each other in the best of three races. For the Rascals it will be a well deserved day off,... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Emirates Team NZ through to the semis
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealandand Mascalzone Latino have gone through to the semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland regatta. ETNZ beat Synergy by 15 seconds to earn their ticket through to the semi-final; Mascalzone Latino beat Aleph by 59sec.... [more]
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TeamOrigin take an impressive and important race victory
Leslie Greenhalgh,
TEAMORIGIN took an impressive and important race victory against the French/German ALL4ONE team to guarantee their place in the next round tomorrow. Elimination Round One kicked off today, the eighth day of racing in this exciting and hotly contested Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland regatta. The competition has been intense and the next two days will be critical for all teams, including TEAMORIGIN.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Elimination time! Down to six teams
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland. Auckland's harbour lived up to its name today. Waitemata means 'sparkling waters' and whitecaps dappled the course in mostly bright sunshine and gusty, shifty southerly winds that ranged from 15 knots to 30 knots. Top seed Emirates Team New Zealand and second-ranked Mascalzone Latino Audi from Italy each won their races and went through to the semi-finals to be saile... [more]
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Marine Rescue Chief commends NSW new disposal system of old flares
Ken McManus,
'With this initiative the NSW Government has provided a really constructive solution to a problem that has affected the boating community for years,' said Acting Commissioner Glenn Finniss of Marine Rescue NSW.... [more]
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Turn left to Mooloolaba on Easter Friday
Tracey Johnstone,
The 2010 Hart Cup Classic Manly to Mooloolaba Yacht Race is back on the Easter racing program providing the opportunity for Brisbane and Mooloolaba yachts to enjoy a short, competitive race north to Mooloolaba.... [more]
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