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 31 May 2010
 


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Winner of 25 year Meridien Marinas Free Berthing Competition announced
www.sail-world.com,
We have just spoken to the still shaking long time Sail-World Cruising reader from South East Queensland who has just been announced the winner of the Meridien Marinas Free Berthing for the next 25 years competition. A prize conservatively valued at AUD$300,000... [more]
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Jessica Watson and crew heading for Mooloolaba
Sail-World.com,
17 year old Queenslander Jessica Watson has begun the 469 nautical miles sail from Sydney to Mooloolaba for next weekend's welcome home events.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Holland - Two Gold medals for Australians at World Cup
Craig Heydon,
Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010- The final day of round five of the ISAF Sailing World Cup has proven to be a golden one for the Australian Sailing Team with Tom Slingsby winning the Gold medal in the Laser class while Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen claimed first in the 49ers in an action packed medal race.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Europe: Groupe Edmond de Rothschild unstoppable
OC Events,
Extreme Sailing Series Europe. Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, skippered by Yann Guichard, proved to be unstoppable, claiming overall victory after 20 races over the four-day event... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta – Laser and 49er Gold to Australia
Corrine Mckenzie,
Delta Lloyd Regatta – Final day update: It was an exciting last day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010. The breeze picked up to about 15-18 knots, sometimes gusting up to 20 knots during the match race finals. The Delta Lloyd regatta marked successfully the return to international competition of Australian world champions.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Finn Drama, comebacks, excitement, wind and rain
Robert Deaves,
Delta Lloyd Regatta update: Drama, comebacks, excitement, wind and rain - the Finn medal race at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands had it all. Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) fought back from the tail end of the fleet to retain the overall lead and win his first Sailing World Cup event of the year.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – Jamaica to New York - Neck and neck racing
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 update: Neck and neck racing to the Scoring Gate provided some anxious moments for those on board the leading four boats as they closed in on the points prizes on offer. For Edinburgh Inspiring Capital, their hard work was rewarded with their first Scoring Gate point of the Clipper 09-10 campaign, having come tantalisingly close several times in previous races.... [more]
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CYCA Audi Winter Series millpond while NSW south coast lashed
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Winter Series update: Today's forecast 15-20 knot west to nor‘westerly winds only figured on paper with nothing over 10 knots recorded for the sixth Audi Winter Series race in a row and the mid-afternoon pause in proceedings resulting in the lowest number of finishes for many, many years.... [more]
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Auckland - Denerau, Fiji Race: Fresh food at last for the fleet
Sail-World and RAYC Media,
Most of the fleet has finished in the Auckland - Denerau, Fiji Race after a long day on Sunday for the race committee aboard the finish boat, anchored off Port_Denerau_Marina. Reports from 'The Floyd' this morning, that they have little food and breakfast this morning was jelly beans and salami.... [more]
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SailTV: Louis Vuitton Trophy - Live and Replay
Sail-World,
See live and replay coverage of the second round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy at La Maddalena, Sardinia. The event is now being covered with video and we are seeing some spectacular images. Live and replay coverage of the second event on the World Match Race tour, German Match Race, at Lake Constance is also available from the same menu, along with the Audi MedCup from Cascais.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing - Frustrating 24 hours
SOS Media,
It is day 26 into SOS Ocean Racing's effort to break the world record for sailing non-stop solo around Australia. Skipper Ian Thomson is currently located in the Southern Ocean and commented that is it not what he was expecting. Ian reported in this morning at 1130 mentioning that he has had a very frustrating 24 hours.... [more]
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RNZYS launches third generation of Youth Training program yachts
Richard Gladwell,
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron launched the new fleet of 10 Elliott 7's on Sunday afternoon at a ceremony at Westhaven. Built by Yachting Developments the funding for the building program came from a number of corporate sponsors, marine industry sponsors, ASB Trust, the Lion Foundation, and contributions to RNZYS from Louis Vuitton... [more]
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European 18ft Skiff Championship – Aussies heads entry list
Frank Quealey,
European 18ft Skiff Championship begins at Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy today. A fleet of 13 teams representing seven countries will contest the championship.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd - Images from Medemblik: Sander van der Borch
Sander van der Borch,
Top international photographer, Sander van den Borsch, is at the DeltaLloyd Regatta at Medemblijk, Netherlands and presents the second of two galleries of images from the fifth round of the ISAF World Cup of Sailing... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week - Placings stand after quiet day
KPMS,
Rolex Capri Sailing Week - Last night's standings were the final results for Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2010 after lack of wind cancelled the last day of racing.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta Finn class day four: Five way battle for the title
Robert Deaves,
Finn Focus at the Delta Lloyd Regatta on day four. A day of shifty, moderate winds brought high and low scores across the board. The first race of the day, race six, went to Ed Wright from Rafa Trujillo and Zach Railey.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - 470 Mens, 470 Womens and Star Champions crowned
Corrine Mckenzie,
Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010 crowned three champions on Saturday May 29 the 470 Mens, 570 Womens and the Star class winners.... [more]
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Australia's Belcher and Page extend World Cup lead
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Australians Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page solidified their hold on the 1 ISAF World Cup ranking by taking the silver medal at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, the Event 5 on the 2010 ISAF World Cup circuit.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Europe - Last but still first
OC Events,
Extreme Sailing Series Europe, Sète, Day 3 - Three teams are in control at the top of the leaderboard. Plenty of close combat resulted in a number of penalties and collisions. The winds shifts proved costly for many, at the same time the stronger gusts gave the crowds what they love - massive acceleration and flying hulls.... [more]
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Images from Medemblik: Sander van den Borch at the DeltaLloyd - 1
Sander van der Borch,
Top international photographer, Sander van den Borsch, is at the DeltaLloyd Regatta at Medemblijk, Netherlands and presents the first of two galleries of images from the fifth round of the ISAF World Cup of Sailing... [more]
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From underwater to Top of the Bay
Mark Seagar,
Royal Brighton Yacht Club has a new General Manager. Eric Wegman moved across from Sydney where he managed Middle Harbour Yacht Club to take over the helm at the Club on Port Philip Bay. Born 'beneath sea-level' in the Netherlands, Eric professes 'my life has always led me to stay close to the sea where I am happiest.'... [more]
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ICAP Leopard begins Transatlantic Record Attempt
Pitch PR,
ICAP Leopard has started her 2,925 nautical mile monohull transatlantic speed record attempt. Starting in 15 knots of wind, ICAP Leopard will head north to hook into a weather system developing over Nova Scotia this weekend.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd - Belcher and Page win 470 Silver, Slingsby leads Laser
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's 470 men's crew of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page has won the Silver medal at the Delta Lloyd Holland Regatta, extending their overall lead of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Tom Slingsby is on track for Gold and other Australian crews are doing very well.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Field tightens at La Maddalena on Day 8
Louis Vuitton Trophy and WSTA Media,
Just one point separates the top five boats at the Louis Vuitton Trophy after an eventful program of five races sailed today in fresh breezes off Sardinia, Italy. With two days' competition remaining in the round robin, the pressure began to tell in strong winds this afternoon as Sweden's Artemis broke a gennaker pole and shredded a gennaker, and a jib began to self-destruct on Emirates TNZ.... [more]
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Olympic Gold medalist dies with his sea boots on
Bob Fisher,
Reg White, who has died aged 74, was a universally loved and respected sailor. An Olympic gold medallist and multi-world champion, his prowess in catamarans was legendary, but he was just as much at home in his clinker-built (fibreglass) 18-foot Brightlingsea One-Design, the boat he was sailing when he suffered the heart attack which proved terminal. He died with his sea boots on.... [more]
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America's Cup: Alinghi boss appointed CEO of Team Origin
Team Origin Media and Sail-World,
The announcement by TeamOrigin of the appointment of a new CEO, following the conclusion of the last America's Cup match in February, and the start of the next Cup cycle, will surprise many. Last week TEAMORIGIN announced that it would be strengthening its management team as it ramps up its operations as it heads towards the 34th America's Cup, following the ousting of Team Director, Mike Sanders... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi & Sail-World,
Rolex Capri Sailing week had a very successful introduction in 2005. This week the event returns to Capri providing competition for the Mediterranean racing season. Carlo Borlenghi is there and has provided some stunning images.... [more]
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Mewstone Rock Race revival – down to the ‘Roaring Forties'
Peter Campbell,
Mewstone Rock Race is set to return next summer in a move proposed by The Royal Yacht club of Tasmania. The Mewstone Rock Race is a challenging 170 nautical mile south from Hobart and back, rounding this rugged outcrop of rock at 43.52 degrees south.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10–Jamaica to New York: Scoring Gate draws closer for fleet
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 update: Today has brought some respite for the teams as the wind has filled in, not only allowing steady progress north but also providing a cooling breeze which has brought some relief from the tropical heat.... [more]
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Six Farr 40s enter
Mystery Yacht Sailor,
Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. The banter between the Farr Crews on the shore, pontoons and across the water will echo with challenges, bets and outlandish statements.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Dalt's dark thoughts cause Jury rethink
Sail-World, BMW Oracle Racing, Louis Vuitton Media,
riday night's Jury decision wasn't the end of the story in the Emirates Team New Zealand request for redress. Although the Jury denied redress, it did make a recommendation to the Race Committee after their race against BMW Oracle Racing. Friday night's Jury decision wasn't the end of the story in the Emirates Team New Zealand request for redress. Although the Jury denied redress, it did make a re... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing - Around Australia - Ian Thomson has 2500nm to go!
SOS Media,
25 days into his Around Australia record attempt and Airlie Beach sailor Ian Thomson aboard his Welbourne 40 SOS Ocean Racing is on target. He is expecting to be rounding the bottom of Tasmania Wednesday evening and with only 2500 nautical miles to the finish line Thompson is in a positive frame of mind and on track to break the WSSRC record for sailing non-stop solo around Australia.... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week – Close battle in tricky conditions
Regattanews.com,
Rolex Capri Sailing Week and on the penultimate day there was tension on the dock. Virtually all of the classes are very much in the balance. The competitors sailed out to the race area in a fresh south-easterly breeze of 15 knots gusting up to 18 knots.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Lead points shared in Finns after breezy day
Robert Deaves,
Delta Lloyd Regatta, Finn focus, day three: 28 May. Following the frustration of Thursday, Friday brought perfect conditions with solid winds up to 20 knots and two tough races for the Finn fleet. With five races now on the board, the morning leader Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) shares the point's leads... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Edmond de Rothschild assures leadership
Kate Jennings,
Extreme sailing Series 2010: Five races were contested this Friday at the foot of the Saint-Louis jetty with some ideal weather conditions; namely a breeze oscillating between 12 and 15 knots and glorious sunshine. At the end of this second day of racing in the Grand Prix of Sète, the catamaran fitted out by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild confirms its leadership ahead of the two Omani boats.... [more]
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Dalton lets fly at Louis Vuitton Trophy Umpires over penalty
Warren Douglas,
The Louis Vuitton Trophy jury has dismissed an Emirates Team New Zealand protest against a decision that cost the team a race against BNW Oracle. Emirates Team New Zealand was well placed to win the round robin match in the Louis La Maddalena regatta when the umpires awarded a penalty against the team on the final run.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd World Cup Regatta -Slingsby leads Australian charge
Craig Heydon,
Day three of the Delta Lloyd World Cup regatta has been full of positive results for the Australian Sailing Team with the majority of the team racing up their respective leader boards.... [more]
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Auckland - Denerau, Fiji Race: O Canada finishes a slow race
Sail-World and RAYC Media,
The Open 60 O Canada has finished the Auckland - Denerau, Fiji Race over 24 hours ahead of the second placed yacht, Wired, which is still 49nm from the race finish line at Port_Denerau_Marina. The latest position reports indicate that the next two yachts, the 50fters, Wired and Ran Tan II are almost becalmed directly out from the finish.... [more]
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Tornado Gold Medalist, Reg White dies at 75
Richard Gladwell,
Reg White, the father of modern racing multihull sailing has died at the age of 75, while sailing his latest one design with his godson, off Brightingsea, England. Probably best known for the design of the then radical Tornado catamaran which was selected as an Olympic class, White became the builder of the class, along with son.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Three-way tie at the top in La Maddalena
Louis Vuitton and WSTA Media and Sail-World,
Russia's Synergy Racing Team joined Sweden's Artemis and Emirates Team New Zealand on top of the points table at the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena as unstable wind conditions limited the schedule to just two races.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Perfect racing on day three
Corinne Mckenzie,
Delta Lloyd Regatta is the fifth event in the ISAF Sailing World Cup. On the third day wind and sunshine provided for great racing, the North Westerly breeze reaching 20 knots, allowed all the classes to sail according to schedule.... [more]
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Finn World Masters day five - Exciting finale as Champions decided
Robert Deaves,
Finn World Masters day five report. One race was all it took to decide the Champion. A fifth race win for Michael Maier (CZE) gave him his second Finn World Masters title, after first winning it back in 2006.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd - World Cup leaders Belcher and Page climb into contention
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Delta Lloyd Regatta - World Cup leaders Australian's Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page bested the rest of the 81-boat fleet in the Men's 470 at the Delta Lloyd Regatta today. Their consistent and spectacular performance leapfrogged them into fourth place overall, having started the day in 14th place.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Europe Day 2 - The pressure is On!
Extreme Sailing Series Europe,
Extreme Sailing Series Europe Day 2 in Sete and the pressure was placed onto the leader Yann Guichard's Groupe Edmond de Rothschild by the The Wave Muscatm helmed by Paul Campbell-James.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Jamaica to New York – Storm hits fleet and causes damage
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 update: After a seriously stormy night in the North Atlantic many of the Clipper teams have emerged licking wounds today. A large and particularly vicious squall saw wind strength increase dramatically and has left some with damage to sails and equipment and others completely devoid of any wind.... [more]
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ISAF Race Officials Committee Report 33rd Americas Cup
ISAF Media Unit,
On 15 April the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) referred to the ISAF Race Officials Committee (ROC) reports from the ISAF-appointed International Jury Chairman and the ISAF-appointed Principal Race Officer for the 33rd America's Cup.... [more]
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