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 11 Jun 2010
 


Abbey Sunderland's boat upside down in Southern Ocean

American teenager Abbey Sunderland's boat Wild Eyes in upside down 2,000 nautical miles west of Australia.

We will keep you posted on all the latest.

Heading out onto the water in Mooloolaba now.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Three countries in Search and Rescue for Abby Sunderland
Nancy Knudsen,
Three countries are searching for ways to assist Abby Sunderland who was trying to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world. Her manual EPIRB and personal locator beacons have gone off in the Southern Ocean. The American, French and Australian Search and Rescue authorities are cooperating to find the closest ships to Abby's last known location.... [more]
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Mixed day for Australian sailors at Laser European Championship
Craig Heydon,
2010 Laser European Championship - Tom Slingsby has had a tough day. Slingsby is nine points off the lead and just three points of a podium position and will be pushing hard for victory in the final two races.... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship - Right on the money
Musto Etchells Australasian Winters Media,
In a few minutes Principal Race Officers Kevin and Ross Wilson will gun away 52 Etchells One Design boats for the Musto 2010 Etchells Australasian Winter Championship off Mooloolaba. This will be one of best fleets in the 14 year history of this event, with a host of world champions, Olympians and offshore stars.... [more]
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OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week Entries hit 90
Suellen Hurling,
Entries for the 2010 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week reach 90 overnight but race organisers are still expecting many more to come through. In 2009 the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron hosted regatta attracted 164 boats from around Australia and New Zealand.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup Day 2 Round Robins – YANMAR Racing reports
YANMAR Racing Media,
Round Robins Day 2 – Sunny, hazy and there was no wind, so it was a long waiting game for the 12 crews. The breeze came in around 3pm and YANMAR Racing began sailing at 5pm, in the third flight of the day.... [more]
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Teenage sailor, Abby Sunderland, feared lost in Southern Ocean
ABC News,
Crew receives repeated distress signals, loses contact with 16-year-old attempting circumnavigation. The brother of Abby Sunderland, 16, feared lost at sea in her attempt to become the youngest sailor ever to circumnavigate the globe, said Thursday afternoon that Abby's boat was 'most likely not completely submerged.'... [more]
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2010 Star European Championship - German pair retain their lead
Sail-World.com,
2010 Star European Championship - Johannes Polgar and crew Markus Koy (GER) remain at the top of the leaderboard after four races have been sailed.... [more]
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Access Class Worlds and SKUD18 Int'l Day 4 and plenty of breeze
David Staley,
Access Class Worlds and SKUD18 International Championships day four brought moderate to fresh winds that tested some sailors. The morning session for the two-person divisions brought them back to one race behind schedule after racing was abandoned yesterday.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – Race 11 – First yachts due into Cape Breton today
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 – New York to Cape Breton Island – Race 11, day five update. The Clipper fleet is closing in on the finish line and the first yachts are expected to arrive in Sydney, Cape Breton Island, later today.... [more]
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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - Strong winds hold regatta to ransom
YCCS,
Loro Piana Superyacht regatta racing was out of the question today as south-easterly winds blowing at 24 to 26 knots with gusts of over 30 bought everything to a halt. The 28 competing yachts therefore remained docked in Porto Cervo marina and the provisional standings following yesterday's coastal race remain valid.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup - Onboard video of Mirsky Racing Team
Mirsky Racing Team,
Korea Match Cup round robin action onboard with Torvar Mirsky's Mirsky Racing Team (MRT) in the race against Bertrand Pacé.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup - World first for TV umpire
WMRT Media,
Korea Match Cup, Day two displayed the world's first global sailing and international TV umpiring. The ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has introduced a new innovation as the TV umpire to match racing - ‘The TV umpire' for decisions on race incidents.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup - Another tough day for MRT but with great results!
Kinley Fowler,
Korea Match Cup update: After a long delay with no wind keeping the teams ashore, MRT went out to take on Team Azzura, lead by Italy's America's Cup hopeful Francesco Bruni.... [more]
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Coutts Quarter Ton Cup – Record entries confirmed
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club,
Coutts Quarter Ton Cup has a confirmed entry of 35 boats, the largest revival Quarter Ton Fleet assembled in the event's six year history. Sponsored by Coutts & Co the 2010 edition of this hugely popular regatta runs from Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 June and will once again be hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club from its stunning waterside clubhouse in Cowes.... [more]
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Zwitserleven Sailing Week - Team Boskalis gears up
Diana Bogaards,
Zwitserleven Sailing Week begins soon and Team Boskalis have been gearing up for the event. Three out of the four duos will also compete at the Nacra 2010 International Championship, to be sailed from Monday June 14 up to and including Wednesday June 16 along the Texel coast in the Netherlands.... [more]
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RS:X World Windsurfing Championships 2010 preparations well underway
Rory Ramsden,
The preparations for the 2010 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships are well underway. Windsurfers from many of the world's strongest sailing nations are out training on the water at Kerteminde; the host city of one of the largest sports events on Fünen in 2010, coming up on the other side of the summer.... [more]
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Operation Cold Water - Targeting Hypothermia
Natalie Laharnar,
NSW Minister for Ports and Waterways Paul McLeay today reminded people that hypothermia is one of the hazards of cold water boating... [more]
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Star European Championship Day three results
Sail-World.com,
Star European Championship is now into day three and continues off Viareggio until Sunday, 13th June... [more]
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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta images from Carlo Borlenghi
Sail-World.com/Carlo Borlenghi images,
The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo, Italy is underway and renowned photographer Carlo Borlenghi presents this gallery of images from day one of the event... [more]
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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - Exhilarating start in strong breezes
YCCS,
The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Boat International Media, in Porto Cervo had an exhilarating start, thanks to strong winds and Sardinian sunshine.... [more]
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Slingsby extends lead at Laser European Championship
Craig Heydon,
Tom Slingsby has extended his lead at the 2010 Laser European Championship in Estonia as the regatta heads into two days of finals racing... [more]
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Youth Olympic Games Role Models announced by IOC
ISAF,
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the list of Singapore 2010 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games from 14 to 26 August in Singapore.... [more]
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Eight Bells: John B. Bonds, US Sailing
John Rousmaniere,
John Bledsoe Bonds – conscience of sailing, safety innovator and authority, and former Executive Director of U.S. Sailing – died on board his boat, Alliance, at Newport, R.I., on the night of June 8. He was 70. He and his wife, Beth, lived in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings June 9 - No change at the top
ISAF,
ISAF World Match Race Rankings as at June 9th, 2010. The current World Champion Adam Minoprio (NZL) continues to dominate in the Open Rankings whilst Lucy Macgregor (GBR) holds off the chasing pack to maintain her 1 position in the Women's.... [more]
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RC44 Copenhagen Cup Day 2: Team Aqua beat the pressure
MaxComm Communications,
RC44 Copenhagen Cup Day 2 and the pressure was on Chris Bake's Team Aqua, helmed by Cameron Appleton. The unbeaten team faced three difficult duals, against Team Sea Dubai, Ceeref and Artemis. Another happy team is the Austrian team AEZ, winner of their match against Paul Cayard's Katusha and eighth overall.... [more]
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Access Class Worlds and SKUD18 Int'l Champs Day 3 - Aussies doing well
David Staley,
Bruce Wake 2010 Access Class Worlds and SKUD18 International Championships day 3 racing on Rutland Water was delayed by limited breeze. Only one race was completed for the single-person Access 2.3, 303 & Liberty fleets this morning.... [more]
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Laser Europeans: Slingsby and Mihelic top Qualifying rounds
Laser European Media,
Lasers European Championships for the Laser Standard and Radial classes. Wednesday morning started off slow in Pirita, on the fourth day of the European Championships for the Laser Standard and Radial classes. In Laser Standard, Tom Slingsby of Australia maintained his leader position with a seventh place and a first place in today's races.... [more]
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Catalunya–Costa Brava (Spain) PWA Slalom World Cup Day 2 - No show
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
2010 Catalunya – Costa Brava (Spain) PWA Slalom World Cup - Day 2. Patience proves key on day two as the wind teases the worlds finest, but fails to materialise enough for official competition.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 11 Day 4 - Nothing in it as yachts approach finish
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race - Race 11, Day 4: New York to Cape Breton Island. Race day 4 report. Hull & Humber maintains lead as Cape Breton Island duels with Team Finland. The first yachts are expected to arrive on Thursday... [more]
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Etchells to honour Spike Doriean
Musto Etchells Australasian Winters Media,
In honour of Spike Doriean's great contribution as a crew member in many Etchells regattas, a perpetual trophy has been established in his memory. Each year the Etchells Australasian Winter Championship Race Committee will select a deserving crew member who has displayed outstanding teamwork throughout the duration of the Mooloolaba regatta, to win this trophy.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Race - Thomson pit stops in Sydney
www.sail-world.com,
Sail-World last night talked to a disappointed Ian Thomson, sitting aboard in his boat in Middle Harbour in Sydney. The non stop, unassisted part of his circumnavigation has gone. 'You have to make responsible decisions in life and that is more important than a record.' he said.... [more]
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Last Chance to win a PredictWind Professional subscription
Richard Gladwell,
Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! COMPETITION CLOSES VERY SOON!! There are ten annual subscriptions of the just released new version of PredictWind's Professional Forecast Package top be won in Sail-World's competition.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup: Mirsky, Langford arrive only hours before race one
Kinley Fowler,
Korea Match Cup, Mirsky Racing Team update: The first race for MRT saw them line up against the kiwi team of Waka Racing, lead by Phil Robertson. Robertson received an early penalty for not keeping clear on port after the entry, and although he led of the line MRT did a great job of keeping close behind for the duration of the race.... [more]
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Joutes Languedociennes at Escale a Sete
Juerg Kaufmann,
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann broke ranks one day at Escale a Sete, during the first round of the Extreme 40's and captured these images from the maritime festival, run in conjunction with the Extreme 40's featuring the 'joutes languedociennes'.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Korea Match Cup Day 1 - Three equal leaders
WMRT,
Korea Match Cup in Gyeonggi, South Korea, is the third stage of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour 2010.... [more]
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Black Swan Racing in Russia for Sails of White Nights Cup
Black Swan Racing,
Black Swan Racing is in St Petersburg, Russia for the ISAF grade 1 Sails of White Nights National Congress Cup. 'Being an ISAF grade 1 event this regatta is important, as a good result will help us improve our world ranking. It's going to be very testing with the venue and boats but I am confident we can pull it off' said Keith Swinton, helmsman Black Swan Racing.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup - A Hard Day at the Office for YANMAR Racing
YANMAR Racing Media,
World Match Racing Tour 2010 - The first series of Round Robin Matches at Korea Match Cup and it was a hard day at the office for Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing' crew.... [more]
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27th Port Lincoln Yacht Club annual Frostbite
Richard Davison,
27th Port Lincoln Yacht Club Annual Frostbite Regatta shaping up to be light this year. The annual series has been running for over a quarter of a century now.... [more]
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Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron secures 2011 Australian 470 titles
Suellen Hurling,
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron has successfully secured the rights to host the 2011 Australian 470 Championships to be held from the eighth to the 12th March.... [more]
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NSW Government Budget 2010 - Safer waterways, cleaner harbour and more
NSW Government,
The Keneally Government will invest $25.9 million on new capital works, improving safety on the state's waterways, upgrading Sydney Harbour commuter wharves and the Sydney Harbour cleaning fleet.... [more]
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Laser European Championships - Slingsby and Mihelic lead after Day 3
European Championships media,
Laser European Championships 2010 - Wind was blowing from the shore at 16-24 knots throughout the day, gusty and shifty, getting a bit heavier during the first race but slowing by the second race. Overall it was an exciting mixture of wind, speed and challenge for the sailors.... [more]
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2010 Catalunya – Costa Brava (Spain) PWA Slalom World Cup: Day 1
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
2010 Catalunya – Costa Brava (Spain) PWA Slalom World Cup - Day 1. Dunkerbeck and Arrighetti storm into the lead after convincing performances in their respective fleets off the beautiful Catalunyan coast... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship: New crew for Bertrand
Ian Grant,
James Chilman and Gary Van Lunteren two exceptionally talented young Queensland sailors will fill an important crewing role when they contest the 2010 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship off Mooloolaba Beach this weekend... [more]
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SB3's at Sail Mooloolaba - Jaffa Cakes dominates
Max Roscoe,
The SB3 fleet descended on sunny Mooloolaba for the inaugural SB3 Sail Mooloolaba regatta over the weekend of 5th – 6th June, with many competitors taking the opportunity to escape the winter weather down south. The competitive fleet faced challenging conditions on both days.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing - An Epic night at sea for Ian Thomson
SOS Media,
SOS Racing - What an epic night Ian has had, the back up GPS is very much got a mind of its own and decides to work when it wants to........ [more]
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Aussie sailors excel in heavy winds at Laser European Championship
Craig Heydon,
Australian sailors have had a great day of racing at the Laser European Championship in Estonia with Tom Slingsby taking the overall regatta lead while Ryan Palk and Ashley Brunning made major jumps up the leader board.... [more]
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United We Sail - Sailing bridges gaps of racial barriers
Smitha Ramamurthy,
For Indian student Ajay Rau, the sport of sailing has bridged the gaps of racial barriers and launched a platform for cultural harmony.... [more]
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RC 44 Copenhagen Cup - Team Aqua unbeaten on day one
MaxComm Communications,
RC 44 Copenhagen Cup update: Sailing for the first time in Northern Europe, the RC 44 Class benefited from great sailing conditions today. Seven match race flights got completed in winds ranging from 8-18 knots.... [more]
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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta – Spectacular sailing starts tomorrow
YCCS Press Office,
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, twenty-eight of the largest and most spectacular sailing superyachts in existence are ready and waiting in Porto Cervo for the start of the regatta tomorrow. Taking place in Sardinia from eighth to 12th June 2010, the regatta is set for a thrilling start, with moderate to strong breezes predicted for the first day.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing - Ian Thomson off NSW with many issues
SOS Media,
Ian Thomson SOS Ocean Racing update: I don't have enough power and there are so many issues with the boat right now. I am looking to make a pitstop in Sydney without breaking the regulations. My GPS isn't working and I'm navigating by charts alone. Currently 120nm south of Sydney with broken fan belts to add to the mix.... [more]
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Bruce Wake Access Worlds - Light wind and rain dampens second day
David Staley,
Bruce Wake 2010 Access Class Worlds and SKUD18 International Championship sailing was made more difficult than normal due to light breezes and rain. The event is being conducted by the Rutland Sailing Club.... [more]
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Round the Island Race -Britain's favourite race just around the corner
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race hosted by Island Sailing Club (ISC), the Isle of Wight, who always manages to produce a sizeable and interesting turnout. This year is no exception with plenty of familiar local faces and boats signed up for the start line of the on Saturday 19th June.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – Spinnaker trouble for three teams!
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper update: The fast conditions that held for the first 24 hours of the Eagle Spirit Race from New York to Cape Breton have faded and the lighter winds are now providing some interesting shifts in fortune among the Clipper fleet.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing ready to tackle the RC44 Copenhagen Cup
BMW Oracle Racing,
BMW Oracle Racing team will be racing on two boats at the Copenhagen Cup, the latest stop on the RC44 Championship Tour.... [more]
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