Home Directories  
 If you are having difficulty reading this email - view in your browser.    To respond to this email CLICK HERE
 
 03 May 2010
 


26 degrees and a north easter in the first week of May in Sydney. Wonder what the weather will be like at the Musto Etchells Midwinters in Mooloolaba in a months time... you have not registered yet??? Get moving, otherwise you will miss some great One Design racing.

Lots of news at the start of what will no doubt be a big week as Jessica Watson arrives next Sunday (we presume).

The Sail-World Team



SOS Ocean Racing delayed by 24 hours
SOS Media,
Save our Seas Ocean Racing was due to depart Airlie Beach today however a tracking unit has not turned up. SOS Ocean Racing is out to break the world record for non stop solo around Australia and is being ratified by the World Sailing Speed Record Council and part of the requirements is that there is a tracking unit giving a position every 15 minutes.... [more]
Share this story


Nothing wintery about today's Audi Winter Series race
Lisa Ratcliff,
There was nothing wintery about today's Audi Winter Series race which marked a return to summer-like conditions for the fleet of 140 as they drifted leisurely around the course enjoying the unseasonably warm autumn sunshine.... [more]
Share this story


Four teams on top of the RC 44 Austria Cup fleet race leader board
Bernard Schopfer,
The America's Cup team BMW ORACLE Racing has been in great form since the beginning of the year, and confirms it in the RC 44 Austria Cup. Indeed, USA 17 (Ian Vickers / John Kostecki) and USA 18 (Larry Ellison / Russell Coutts) share the lead at the end of day one of the fleet regatta, ahead of Pieter Heerema's No Way Back and Igor Lah's Ceeref.... [more]
Share this story


Top of the Gulf Regatta 2010 - more photos
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Too many good photos to just file them away...... [more]
Share this story


Elvstrom Zellerbach regatta – Day one
Steve Bodner,
Day one of the Elevstrom/Zellerbach regatta at St Francis saw the formula fleet waiting ashore as the dinghies made their way around the double windward leeward course in the light breeze.... [more]
Share this story


A novice sailor? Boy, they got that right
Bob Wonders,
His name has not been made public, but his chances of winning a role as a navigator are down to two – incredibly slim and none!... [more]
Share this story


SOS Ocean Racing new departure set for Wednesday 5th May
SOS Media,
Further delays on the arrival of a tracking device have caused SOS Ocean Racing to delay until Wednesday 5th May. The mandatory tracking device was sent on Toll Air Express from Hobart on Friday on what was meant to be an overnight flight to Proserpine however it was confirmed this morning that the device was sitting in Darwin, a far cry from the central Queensland airport it was meant to be at.... [more]
Share this story


Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend Win Fireball International Week
Noah Purves-Smith,
Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend have won the 2010 Fireball International Week regatta with two first place finishes on the final day of racing. Chips described the racing as picture perfect conditions – a strong breeze, warm water, nice waves, sunshine, and enough shifts to make the racing tactically challengi... [more]
Share this story


Top of the Gulf 2010 - challenging winds and challenging racing
TOTG Media,
The light winds and directional changes made for a leisurely start line for all classes on Race 1. The wind died even further at the top mark to fill in later on the last leg to the finish line. The second race saw another light start for many classes and the Platu class was delayed until the wind picked up. As a storm worked its way towards the start line and brought the wind with it...... [more]
Share this story


Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – Day twelve
Clipper Ventures PLC,
With every day that passes the humidity levels are increasing as the mercury on the thermometer rises, and this is making life on-board uncomfortable for all the crews. Jenner reports that on Qingdao the nav station is now being referred to as the 'nav oven.'... [more]
Share this story


The 2010 Podersdorf Surf World Cup – Day two
PWA,
The huge crowds hung out on the beach in the blazing hot sun with the world's best freestylers until late in the afternoon when the young Belgian, Steven Van Broeckhoven (F2, Gaastra), decided to put on a show for them. After being towed along the shore at full speed behind a jet ski, he let go of the towrope, and threw himself round a perfect ponch on the glassy lake. On his next attempt, he... [more]
Share this story


2010 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series, Scarlino - Taselaar takes lead
International Melges 32 Class Association,
Pieter Taselaar, reigning World Champion is in front of 17-strong Melges 32 fleet after six races completed in Scarlino. He has officially pierced the heart of the fleet, which seems, at this point seems customary to see him grabbing the best scores placing him atop the leader board at the 2010 Audi Sailing Series.... [more]
Share this story


Gladwell's Line: 34th America's Cup - Just do it!
Richard Gladwell,
The Media Conference next week in Rome is now expected to set the timelines and procedure for the consultative process, which will be a forerunner to the Protocol and opening of the entry window for the 34th America's Cup. That probably points to a Match date in 2014, venue will likely be San Francisco, as the mood seems to favour a home stadium option. Boat - probably a monohull in the 70... [more]
Share this story


Moored sailor sparks massive Coastguard search
Maritime Coastguard Agency/Sail-World,
In a call that echoes the sentiments of Coastguards round the world, an officer of the Thames Coastguard has pleaded with all sailors to set out with a working VHF, navigation equipment, up-to-date charts, flares and life saving equipment... [more]
Share this story


Open de Espana – Light winds work against Mirsky's chances
Kinley Fowler,
After a very solid week of racing Mirsky Racing Team were awarded the silver medal when frustrating conditions ruled out any further racing. Light winds plagued the week and unfortunately the race committee could not fit in the format.... [more]
Share this story


Igor Lah's Ceeref wins the City of Gmunden Trophy
MaxComm Communication,
The ten RC 44's involved in the Austria Cup competed this afternoon for the City of Gmunden Trophy, a long distance windward – leeward course across Lake Traunsee that doesn't count for the Championship Tour. The sky was cloudy and the wind fairly light yet regular, allowing for a good regatta.... [more]
Share this story


Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – Day eleven
Clipper Ventures PLC,
This leg of the Clipper Race was predicted to deliver some very light conditions as the teams headed south, and although the majority have had their fair share of the light stuff, all are making good progress towards Panama.... [more]
Share this story


RC 44 Austria Cup - Roller-coaster day for Sea Dubai
Dubai International Marine Club,
With one win and three losses the team finished fifth in the match race, taking five valuable points. First up against Americas Cup winning skipper James Spithill, Sea Dubai started well with better boat speed extending their lead towards the windward mark only to lose it when RC44 Challenger blocked them in at the coast to take the lead.... [more]
Share this story


One week to go to the start of the Nespresso Cup
Nespresso Cup Media,
With only a week to go until the start of the very first Nespresso Cup regatta to be held over the sixth-9th May, the entry list now totals 14 Wally yachts representing a diverse range of these unmistakable streamlined yachts.... [more]
Share this story


Land Ho! Plastiki Makes 1st Landfall!
www.Pressure-Drop.US,
The Plastiki has reached its first stop off after 39 days at sea! Having travelled from San Francisco, covering 3600 nautical miles, the crew are overjoyed to reach dry land, not to mention excited for the chance to sleep in a real bed that doesn't rock and roll all night!... [more]
Share this story


Semaine Olympique Francaise - - Croatia's Finns one and two in Hyeres
Robert Deaves,
True to form this week, the start of the medal races was delayed to allow time for the wind to build and stabilise. Two breezes were again fighting each other with windless patches meandering all over the course as the left breeze would phase in, followed by the right breeze.... [more]
Share this story


SB3s OD challenge at Sail Mooloolaba
SB3 Media,
SB3 growth continues with a solid fleet lining up in the inaugural Sail Mooloolaba regatta.... [more]
Share this story


Former ISAF match racing Champion, Ian Williams starts 2010 Campaign
WMRT Media,
Ian Williams, Great Britain's first ever ISAF Match Racing World Champion, will start his 2010 Tour Campaign at stage two, Match Race Germany.... [more]
Share this story


2010 Yeppoon to Mackay race looks to be a trade wind drag race
Ian Grant,
Fresh trade wind sailing reputations will be on the line in the 170 n/ml Yeppoon to Mackay race today. The forecast of 20-25 knots winds combined with a 3 metre easterly swell was in place with gusts to 20 knots recorded at the halfway point of Middle Percy Island this morning.... [more]
Share this story


WMRT Open de Espana Match Race - Mirsky Racing Team cruise into semis'
Kinley Fowler,
With fickle winds MRT hit the water this morning with three races remaining in the round robin. They dominated the prestart to win the first two races. Kinley Fowler reports on the day... [more]
Share this story


Save our Seas Ocean Racing - ready to depart
SOS Media,
Save Our Seas Ocean Racing is out to set a world record for sailing non-stop solo around Australia and will depart May 2nd from Airlie Beach in an endeavour to go around in under 50 days. Set up by Ian Thomson, a commercial skipper in the Whitsundays, Ian wants to create a new bench mark for all future attempts by smashing the current record of 68d:8h:30m set by David Beard in 1990.... [more]
Share this story


France and GBR dominate 2010 SOF in Hyeres
Corinne McKenzie,
2010 SOF Medal races, in Heyres, just as was the whole week were sailed in light and shifty winds. The 42nd Semaine Olympique Française, fourth event on the ISAF Sailing World Cup tested the nerves of sailors and race committee. Concentration was one of the main key to success.... [more]
Share this story

Sri Lankans add to mix of Emerging Nations Programme
Perth 2011,
Two international Sri Lankan sailors are being ‘added to the mix' of 34 athletes from 23 countries, who have now been invited to Western Australia (WA) to participate in Perth 2011's medal-producing Emerging Nations Programme (ENP).... [more]
Share this story


Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – Day ten
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Some of the abiding and treasured memories many crew have taken away from their experiences on all seven editions of the Clipper Race, are of their encounters with wildlife in the vast expanses of the oceans. This stage, through the waters of the Pacific, is providing a wonderfully rich variety of species. All of the teams have been reporting sightings today as they race along the Mexican coas... [more]
Share this story


Puma announces core team for Volvo Ocean Race
Puma Racing Media,
Today Ken Read, skipper of PUMA Ocean Racing, announced his core crew and management team for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. The team departs Alicante, Spain today to bring il mostro, PUMA Ocean Racing's boat that secured a second place finish in the last Volvo Ocean Race, back to Newport, Rhode Island where the team will immediately start training for the next race. il mostro will serve... [more]
Share this story


America's Cup: Should we be playing the Short Game?
Richard Gladwell,
Back in January 2005, things were a little different from what they are now. Alinghi had won the 31st America's Cup, in Auckland, and was preparing to defend. The recession was on no-one's radar. CNEV definitely wasn't operational. And, it was a time when all was sweetness and light on the America's Cup scene.... [more]
Share this story


The 2010 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Event preview
Vivienne Masters,
From April 30th through to May 5th the World's best freestylers will congregate on the shores of Austria's Neusiedler Sea to show off all of the latest sail spinning and board sliding trickery in front of the huge crowds, world media, and of course the international judging panel.... [more]
Share this story


Hampidjan's Dynex - The Icelandic Rope that Roared
Richard Gladwell,
What started out as piece of fishing kit in the freezing cold Icelandic fishing grounds, aboard boats built for functionality and seaworthiness, now graces the decks and rigging of supermaxis and racing yachts as they sail and race the glamorous regatta circuits of the world.... [more]
Share this story


SOF - Australian Sailing Team still reaching for medals in France
Louise Tillet - Yachting Australia,
In racing overnight, Spithill and crew raced quarter finals against Russia's Ekaterina Skudina and her team. The Australians won the first, third and fifth races to finish three-two and then progressed to the semi finals against the German crew led by Silke Hahlbrock, where they were defeated three-nil by the Germans.... [more]
Share this story


2010 Melges 24 Australian Championship
Darren Spence,
The International Melges Association of Australia (IMAA) in conjunction with Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) is holding its 2010 National Titles at RQYS in the week of the 4-7 May. Thanks to the assistance of generous supporters of the class, Ullman Sails (Sunshine Coast), Gill Clothing and Balgownie Estate Wines the class is able host its first stand alone National Titles.... [more]
Share this story


Yachting Australia announces Structure Review headed by Malcolm Speed
Yachting Australia,
In a major development for sailing in Australia, Yachting Australia will review its organisational structure in order to strengthen the future of the sport in this country.... [more]
Share this story


Dubbin takes out 2010 Castles 650 Victorian titles
Andrew Dubbin,
The Melbourne Trailable Yacht Club conducted the titles over the 14th March and 18th April. Racing was off St Kilda in the Northern end of Port Philip Bay.... [more]
Share this story


Semaine Olympique Francaise - Day five - Thursday 29 April 2010
Robert Deaves,
Croatians Marin Misura and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic will go into the Finn medal race at the SOF Hyeres, the fourth leg of the 2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup, separated by only two points after three more races were completed in more light winds on Thursday. Gasper Vincec (SLO) climbs three places to go into the medal race in third, a further eight points behind.... [more]
Share this story


Semaine Olympique Francaise-Leaders keep position to go to medal races
Effets Mer Media,
The conditions didn't improve on the penultimate day of the 42nd Semaine Olympique Française, in Hyères. The fourth leg of the Sailing World Cup has been marked by light winds, which is unusual for the Hyères event, which is renowned for providing mixed conditions.... [more]
Share this story


Teen sailor Jessica Watson and the weather on the way
Nancy Knudsen,
16-year-old almost-circumnavigator sailor Jessica Watson, and more importantly her team, always knew that the final stages of her journey were going to be the hard bit, and Ella's Pink Lady is now caught in a morass of passing gales.... [more]
Share this story

ISAF World Match Racing - 250% increase in fans for stage one
WMRT Media,
The ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has had a successful start to the 2010 programme with official event sponsors and leading international sailing venues signed up for the nine month global series across Europe, Asia and the Americas.... [more]
Share this story


2010 Fireball International Week is Underway
Noah Purves-Smith,
Racing has started for the 2010 Fireball International Week. The Barbados Yacht Club hosted a fabulous opening ceremony on Sunday night to kick things off. The evening started with a procession of flags from all of the competing countries, carried by the girls of Digicel.... [more]
Share this story


Indian Ocean Five Capes Race - Final Leg, final cape and home beckons
OC Events,
For the crew on board Oman Sail's A100 trimaran ‘Majan' the departure from the penultimate stopover in Singapore, proved a poignant moment as they set out on the final leg to cover the final 3,200 miles (5,900km) of this new Indian Ocean Five Capes Race course.... [more]
Share this story


Open de Espana Match Race -Mirsky Racing end day one with a clean card
Mirsky Racing Team,
The Mirsky Racing Team raced Michelle Perris of Monaco, who despite being one of the lowest ranked skippers here has a hot shot crew with world number one Adam Minoprio calling the shots, Dave Swete from Minoprio's BlackMatch Racing trimming and Pietro Mantovani from Team Azzura on the bow.... [more]
Share this story


Round the World sailors reunite for Viper assault
2B Sailing,
For the first time since they raced across some of the most dangerous stretches of water on the planet in a Volvo Ocean Race, multiple Olympic sailor Carolijn Brouwer and renowned single-handed sailor Liz Wardley will join forces on a Viper catamaran in a quest to write their names into sailing's history books.... [more]
Share this story
 


If you liked this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another ..
 
Naa, please don't send me another.
Click here and we won't 



Follow Sail-World on Twitter


Customised news feeds

Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customised
version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes; customised in content, news category, for example or region of the world and appearance.


CLICK HERE  to view examples and get free news tickers for your site.
------------------------------------------------------------------



Change the frequency of newsletters, from once a week to a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics & pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc. Change from Sail-World New Zealand Newsletters to Sail-World Cruising International Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe.
or take off list

If you are having difficulty with the above link, please copy and paste the link below into your browser
http://www.sail-world.com/subscription/index.cfm?sid=<:id:>&pwd=<:password:>&tbl=<:tableName:>&tmpid=<:templateID:>


To subscribe to this newsletter click here