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 25 Jun 2010
 


Gold and Bronze for Aussies, Two Aussie Teams on Match Racing Tour Three Peaks and more.

Good Australian results on the World circuit.

Enjoy a great weekend sailing.

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Two Golds and a Bronze for Aussies on final day of Sailing World Cup
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team has won two Golds and a Bronze medal on the final day of round six of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Kiel, Germany.... [more]
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New Archambault M34 launched and sailing at La Rochelle
Brenna Pringle, Southern Spars,
Following months of design and development, the first Archambault M34 was launched and sailed last week in the seaside port of La Rochelle, France. This innovative Joubert-Nivelt-Mercier design was selected as the new class for yachting's famous Tour De France a la Voile, starting in 2011, replacing the Farr 30 after 12 years on the circuit. A full regatta schedule and a transatlantic race a... [more]
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British Three Peaks race - Aussie Team Whistler finish third
Peter Campbell,
Team Whistler, have finished third overall in the rugged British Three Peaks Race. Remarkably, after a sail of 389 nautical miles, from Barmouth in Wales to Fort William in Scotland, with stopovers to climb two mountains, the first four boats arrived at Fort William this morning, Australian eastern time, within half an hour of each other.... [more]
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A thank you from Burke Marine
Colin Burgess,
We have had a fantastic response to the recent Bosun chair recall resulting in a large amount of items returned to our factory for intensive load testing and inspection. Your cooperation has been very much appreciated and we hope that any inconvenience was limited.... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup: YANMAR Racing – onwards and upwards
YANMAR Racing Media,
World Match Racing Tour - Portugal Match Cup. A good result after a long day of waiting for YANMAR Racing Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing team of Cameron Dunn, Thierry Douillard, Yasuhiro Yaji and Kazuhiko Sofuku who today sailed just one race in this fourth event on the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing circuit.... [more]
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Match Race Portugal - Mirsky Racing Team undefeated on day two
Kinley Fowler,
Match Race Portugal day 2 report from Mirsky Racing Team. After waiting patiently for the wind to settle in, MRT's dominant form shone through going through the day undefeated. Once again racing was delayed as the seabreeze couldn't settle in, and the teams were left to soak up the sun in this picture perfect arena.... [more]
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World Blind Match Racing Championships - Day Three
David Staley,
IFDS Blind Match Racing World Championships. - Another day of light winds on Lake Garda. The B2 classified sailors, competing for an IFDS International Championship, have completed their round robin and two matches today resolved the tie-break. Race officials plan to sail semi-finals tomorrow, ‘Ora' permitting.... [more]
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Doyle Australia announces a major expansion in Sydney
Guy Waddilove,
Doyle Sails Sydney is to undergo a significant transformation with the announcement of a strategic partnership with Doyle Sails New Zealand and the re-opening of its Rushcutters Bay loft. The partnership will see Doyle's presence in Sydney grow considerably enabling the company to give better service to its customers and direct access to Doyle's patented Stratis laminated sails.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Where is Spirit of Australia?
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. Race 12 Cape Breton Island to Kinsale, Ireland Day 6. The home team, Cork, is maintaining its lead over the fleet, although the pack, led by Jamaica Lightning Bolt, is slowly closing down the miles to their target. The unknown quantity at this stage is Spirit of Australia... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup - Some surprise results on day two
WMRT,
Portugal Match Cup Day two and the wind again ruled the race course. Mathieu Richard (French Match Racing) lost both matches today, while Adam Minoprio (ETNZ/Blackmatch Racing) and Torvar Mirsky (MRT) sit at the top of the leaderboard, after winning their matches.... [more]
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Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Sailing Academy recruits Mentor
Suellen Hurling,
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron has recruited local aspiring Olympic sailor Jared West as a mentor for the Sailing Academy's Junior Sailing Program.... [more]
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The Gold Coast hots up for the Queensland Match Racing Championships
Shane Smith,
The Queensland State Match Racing Championships kicks off this weekend at Southport Yacht Club with a field of fresh match racing faces ready for battle. With eight teams entering the championships, most participating in their first match racing event, competition will be hot.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Provisional Results
Talbot Wilson,
Who won the Newport Bermuda Race? No single boat ‘wins' the Newport Bermuda Race.The classic ocean race has 5 divisions and 16 classes. The 183 boats entered in 2010 raced for over 90 trophies including for 5 major division trophies under the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) system and a one major prize for IRC that combines most boats in two divisions that choose to be dual scored. Click here for full... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Two gold medals for Aussies
Kieler Woche,
Kieler Woche - ISAF Sailing World Cup. Competitors have had to endure some long days on the water at this years Kieler Woche, which began with blustery wind and waves producing some exciting sailing and then became a crawl to struggle through the schedule with very light and shifty conditions across all course areas.... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup: YANMAR Racing – Interesting start but improving
YANMAR Racing Media,
Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing team of Cameron Dunn, mainsheet – tactician, trimmer Thierry Douillard, pitman Yasuhiro Yaji and bowman Kazuhiko Sofuku had an ‘interesting' start to the fourth event on the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing series.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team on form at Portugal Match Cup
Kinley Fowler,
Mirsky Racing Team (MRT) are sailing at the Portimao Portugal Match Cup, the fourth event of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour. Kinley Fowler reports on day one for MRT... [more]
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Blind Match Racing World Championship day two sailed in light winds
David Staley,
IFDS' Blind Match Racing World Championships saw the southerly 'Ora' at just a gentle three-four knots today on Lake Garda, but at least the direction was consistent.... [more]
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Australia's Belcher and Page win 2010 World Cup - 470 Mens
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
By winning the sixth event of ISAF's 2010 World Cup, Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) are this year's overall 470 Men's ISAF World Cup champions. With two firsts, two seconds, a fourth and a sixth in this year's World Cup events, Australia's Golden Boys have claimed the World Cup title without needing to sail the final World Cup regatta of the year, the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta.... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup - World Champion leads after day one
WMRT,
World Match Racing Tour Stage 4 Portimão Portugal Match Cup - Top Tour seeds raced today in big bay conditions with the windward mark stationed a little over 500 metres off the entrance to Portimão Marina and 8 – 15 knots of wind which shifted round to the right by early evening round from the South West to West.... [more]
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Set sail this winter with Queensland's Season of Sailing
Adrienne Costin,
Queensland's new Season of Sailing brings together a calendar of spectacular sailing events and great holiday packages to get you out on the water this winter. Whether you're a keen sailor or just up for some family fun in the sun, the Season of Sailing highlights Queensland's fantastic winter sailing events along the state's coast from August 6 to September 7.... [more]
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America's Cup: 'New Deal' Protocol sent to teams for comment
America's Cup Media,
In a joint initiative by the defender, San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club and the Challenger of Record, Italy's Club Nautico di Roma, a draft of the Protocol rules for the 34th America's Cup was sent to the challenging teams today. Foremost amongst numerous innovations is a forward-thinking structure that allows funds and assets to transfer from one America's Cup to the next.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Narrow escape for Spirit of Australia
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Race 12, Cape Breton Island to Kinsale, Ireland. Day 5. Favourable conditions have led to exceptionally fast progress for the fleet.... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup 2010 -YANMAR Racing hoping for sea breeze and a win
YANMAR Racing media,
Stage 4 of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour is the Portugal Match Cup, Portimão. YANMAR Racing is hopeful of further progress up the leader board in Portimão after steadily improving at previous events this season.... [more]
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British Three Peaks Race - Slow sea road to Scotland
Peter Campbell,
With the wind dying away overnight, the leading yachts in the British Three Peaks Race are making slow progress up the west of Scotland towards the finish of the final sailing leg at Fort William, at the head of the long and narrow Loch Linnhe.... [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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Kiel Week - Australian 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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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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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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