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 23 Jun 2010
 


The Aussies are sailing up a storm in round six of the World Sailing Cup in Kiel and good news from our favourite event, the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race and One Lap Dash on Lake Macquarie.

Yep, the HCW is on our home patch, it raises ever increasing amounts on money for Mens Cancer Research and yes we are one of the sponsors - so yes we are biased. We expect to see more than 100 boats on the water on the October Long Weekend Saturday, so if you have an 18 footer, a sports boat, a trailable or a keel boat - get involved - great adventure for a great cause.

If you've not done the race before go to www.heavencanwait.com.au and register your interest and the guys will keep you updated..

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Kiel Week - Australians crews hunt for medals
Craig Heydon,
Kiel Week 2010 - The wind finally played along on day four of round six of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Kiel, Germany, with all the Olympic Class fleets completing at least one race on the penultimate day of the regatta.... [more]
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Entry fees cut for 2010 Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Yacht Race
HCW Media,
Organisers of the 2010 Heaven Can Wait charity yacht race have slashed entry fees by up to $100 while establishing incentives for skippers, crews and supporters to raise more funds for the event's nominated charities. The Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Yacht Race and the associated One Lap Dash will be held on Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle, NSW, on October 2-3 (NSW Labour Day long weekend).... [more]
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America's Cup Protocol scene-setter to be released this week
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's sources confirmed today that the first version of the 34th America's Cup Protocol would be released this week. The document which sets out the conditions under which the 34th America's Cup and the Challenger Selection Series will operate will not name the basic tenets of the event - being the boat, the dates and the venue. These three basics are still the subject of a consultati... [more]
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A new course - Whitsunday Rent A Yacht goes for gold
Toni Lucke,
Whitsunday Rent A Yacht (WRAY) – the longest-operating, Australian-owned skipper-yourself charter company in the Whitsundays – has taken a new course with the launch of its first-ever package designed especially for the luxury bare boat charter market.... [more]
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Match Racing World Championship for Blind Sailors Underway
David Staley,
Racing commenced today on Lake Garda, Italy for the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships, 2010, Homerus Blind Match Racing. Conducted in conjunction with Homerus Associazione Onlus, the event is using the ISAF Experimental Appendix CBS for Blind Match Racing and the innovative Homerus system of acoustic buoys.... [more]
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Australia's 470 stars Belcher and Page still perfect
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Four days of sailing, four races, four bullets. Australia's Golden Boys, Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page held on to their perfect score for yet another day and lead the 81-boat Men's 470 fleet going into the final day of racing at Kiel Week, the sixth stop on the 2010 ISAF World Cup tour.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Four days, Five races and Trujillo leads
Robert Deaves,
Kieler Woche - Day four. For the second year running Kieler Woche has thrown its worst weather at the Olympic classes. Though the forecast looked no more promising than previous days, race four got underway at 14.30 in a shifty four-six knots. The two day break didn't seem to hurt regatta leader Trujillo.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Fog and sail damage make things tricky
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Race 12. Not only that but fast downwind conditions have taken their toll on spinnakers and there have been several reports of kite damage across the fleet. The English sailing weather should be suiting English entry Hull & Humber as the team finds themselves in a neck and neck drag race with three others.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Light breeze returns on day four
Kieler Woche,
Kieler Woche day four and a light breeze returned to allow officials to finish sufficient races for the classes before the Medal Rounds begin on Wednesday.... [more]
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2010 USA Sailing Series Event No. 6 - 15 Melges 32 teams in Newport
Joy Dunigan,
2010 USA Sailing Series Event No. 6 will be hosted by Sail Newport on June 25-27. This is an international class and the Northeast Regatta roster supports this concept with the inclusion of Italy's Carlo Perrone (Lorenzo Bodoni, tactician) on Atlantica 19 and from Japan, Takashi Okura (Tony Rey, tactician) on SLED will compete for the very first time.... [more]
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Newport - Bermuda 2010 Noonmark VI wins Gibbs Hill Division
John Rousmaniere,
Newport Bermuda Race 2010 Noonmark VI has handily won the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy based on provisional standings for the 47th Newport Bermuda Race.... [more]
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New Luxury European Superyacht arrives from Australia
Media Services,
There is a new arrival in Europe. Having waited for her to travel halfway around the world from her birthplace in Australia the anticipation of her owner is tangible. Singularity is no ordinary cargo and she is no ordinary yacht. At 24.5 metres (80-feet) with a maximum beam of 5.33m (17.49-feet), the Lutra 80 Singularity is a slender thoroughbred, conceived with performance and luxury in mind.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour receives Portuguese Presidential Recognition
WMRT media,
2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour - Portimão Portugal Match Cup, Stage 4 of the Tour has welcomed multi-national teams to the Algarve's shores, for five days of elite level America's Cup style match racing. With the sun already shining and clear skies looking positive for daily prime sea breeze conditions, the Tour's twelve teams are hopeful for high action matches.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour's Patrick Lim talks to Valencia Sailing
ValenciaSailing.com,
During the round robin of the 2010 Korea Match Cup, Valencia Sailing had the chance to meet Malaysian businessman Patrick Lim, Executive Chairman of the World Match Racing Tour, and discuss his views and ambitions for the world's match racing championship as new owner of the circuit.... [more]
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Team Whistler gaining ground in British Three Peaks
Peter Campbell,
Team Whistler, Australia's sole entry in the British Three Peaks Race, tonight are steadily gaining ground on the leading UK boats as they sail up the rugged coast of Scotland on the final on-water leg. By the time Team Whistler started the final 227 nautical mile leg from Whitehaven to Fort William in Scotland, they had dropped from first to seventh overall.... [more]
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First sailing photos of new Archambault M34
Mark Rothfield,
'The boat gave us a high feeling of power, speed, really smooth and reliable ...' That was the glowing summary after the first ever sail of the new Archambault M34 international class racer in France.... [more]
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Dual Sydney Hobart winner Westward gifted to Maritime Museum in Hobart
Peter Campbell,
Tasmania's dual Sydney Hobart winner Westward has been gifted to Maritime Museum in Hobart. Jock Muir designed and built Westward for Hobart yachtsman George Gibson and was sailing master in her Sydney Hobart Race wins in 1947 and 1948.... [more]
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100th entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010
Rob Mundle,
A yacht owned by two-time former world champion surf ski paddler – and now avid offshore sailor – Warren Buchan, and his fiancé, Kristy Edwards, has become the 100th entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010.... [more]
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Australia's Women's Match Racers in action at ISAF Sailing World Cup
Craig Heydon,
Kieler Woche. A lack of wind dominated day three of round six of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Germany. For the second consecutive day the majority of the Olympic class fleets spent the day on shore with just the Women's Match Racing competition able to get any substantial racing in.... [more]
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Kieler Woche day three - Only three classes on the water today
Kieler Woche,
Kieler Woche day three was again disrupted by the wind. Only three classes - the 49er, 2.4 mR and the Womens Match Racing could finish races today... [more]
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SNSM Record - Gitana 11 sets new reference time
Kate Jennings - Expression,
SNSM Record, Gitana 11 has set a reference time across the 360 mile course proposed for the sixth edition of what has become a seasonal classic. Yann Guichard and his six crew completed the two return legs between Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantic) and Sainte Marine (South Finistère).... [more]
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British Three Peaks - Team Whistler running down the leaders
Peter Campbell,
Despite losing vital time because of tides and getting lost on land, the Tasmanian Three Peaks Race winners, Team Whistler, is sailing in hot pursuit of the leading yachts in the British Three Peaks Race up the rugged western coastline of Wales, England and Scotland.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Belcher and Page lead 470 Mens
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Kieler Woche - Belcher and Page update. Mat Belcher described Saturday's sailing as his coldest day of sailing EVER. Racing was cancelled on Sunday, June 20th, and it's a good thing, because Page woke up with the flu.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 12 Day 3: In pursuit of Cork
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Race 12: The hare and hounds style pursuit race across the Atlantic is very much on - Cork has emerged from Stealth Mode and the fleet has the Irish target firmly in their sights.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans Sprint start dates confirmed
Velux 5 Oceans,
The Velux 5 Oceans today announces the dates of the starts of the five ocean sprints in the 2010/11 edition of the race.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour heads to Portugal
WMRT,
The ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) teams are back on European seas this week for the 2010 Portimão Portugal Match Cup... [more]
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Australia's Team Whistler could grab British Three Peaks success
Peter Campbell,
British Three Peaks 2010 - Faster sailing on the final, and longest, leg of the British Three Peaks Race will be the key to a unique victory by the Australia's Three Peaks champions from Hobart Tasmania, Team Whistler.... [more]
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Optimists in San Francisco: Sail and Bail
Erik Simonson pressure-drop.us,
Erik Simonson of www.pressure-drop.us presents a gallery of images of Optimist racing in extreme conditions in San Francisco, entitled 'sail and bail.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2010:Have you booked your accommodation
Kristie Kaighin,
Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 accommodation still available. Some of our most popular options now available due to cancellations! Be quick to snap them up! Contact us on 1300 653 997 Oasis apartments from only $500 per night. Ideally located for Race Week - just a short stroll down the hill to the marina. All options include a buggy and on island return valet transfers. Contact us... [more]
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'The Voice of McCrae' – a memorial award for Youth members
Jane Moffat,
'The Voice of McCrae' – a memorial award for Youth members John Mason had decided some years ago that there should be an award in memory of his late wife, Rosemary, the lady who was known as 'the voice of McCrae'. He didn't want a tree or just a trophy but something that would pay tribute to the work Rosemary had done within the yachting community.... [more]
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RYCT Winter Pennant - Pisces works tide for winter win
Peter Campbell,
Conditions were perfect for race two of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Winter Pennant today with the fleet sailing a pursuit race in a light to moderate north-westerly breeze on the Derwent. Pisces, skippered by Graeme McKibben, took the gun with slick crew work, picking the shifts and correctly working the tide to give them victory in Division 1.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup in Germany - Light winds make for slow day
Craig Heydon,
Light winds make for a slow day on the water at ISAF Sailing World Cup in Germany - just three Australian crews completed races. The Australian Women's Match Racing crews skippered by Katie Spithill and Nicky Souter completed their opening round races while Jessica Crisp and the RS:X women's fleet completed one race.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Less wind, less classes race on day two
Kieler Woche,
Kieler Woche day two. Less wind meant that not all classes could continue their races in the ISAF Sailing World Cup. After the surfing conditions yesterday the 49ers were able to maintain a bit more control out on the race course but it was still very tricky for the top crews.... [more]
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Sailing World Cup Germany: Great start for Aussie sailors
Craig Heydon,
Kieler Woche. The Australian Sailing Team has started the penultimate round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in style with three crews recording perfect opening days in Kiel, Germany.... [more]
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2010 Iceberg Australian Tasar Championship
Ian Grant,
2010 Iceberg Australian Tasar Championship - The Whitsunday Sailing Club high performance sailing course on beautiful Pioneer Bay will be converted into a colourful spectacle when they host the Championships next month. The strict one-design Tasar dinghy regarded among the best family classes has attracted 91 entries from all Australian states and the Northern Territory.... [more]
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Round the Island - more pictures from Richard Hampson
Sail-World.com,
Round the Island 2010 - more pictures from Richard Hampson from the 79th J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race... [more]
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2010 Plympton Cup - 120 year old silver Mermaid smiles upon Sporties
Steve Hall,
‘The Cup is of pure Broken Hill silver, and is valued at 150 guineas – Probably the finest trophy ever raced for by yachtsmen in the Australian Colonies' – The Advertiser, Monday 16th February 1891... [more]
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Newport Bermuda -Speedboat done Thrashing
John Rousmaniere / Sail-World.com,
Newport Bermuda 2010 - The race leaders entered the Gulf Stream at around sunset Saturday, heading upwind into a moderate south-westerly wind with as much as four knots of favorable current in the long, hot meander that they have been steering for since the race start on Friday afternoon. Alex Jackson's Speedboat, at 100ft the largest yacht in the fleet, was making more than 12 knots over the bott... [more]
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