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 05 Jul 2010
 


Managed to get all the news from the Australian dominated A-Cat Worlds in spite of the 'stealth mode' adopted by the event organisers and will have the latest from the F18's from tonight. It was a right hand track in the practice session we shall see what happens in the first race. Amongst the big guns will be Glenn Ashby and his young sidekick Jimmy Spithill and Bundy and Brit Will Howden. There will be a host of Aussies on the start line. Its going to be a fascinating event

The Melbourne to Vanuatu race will be an interest 1885 nautical miler and we will bring you the news as it happens.

Lots more news- get reading.

The Sail-World Team



Gosford to Lord Howe - A Family team for veteran yawl
Peter Campbell,
Gosford to Lord Howe - Three grandchildren of famous marine artist Jack Earl, the original owner of the classic yawl Veolia Maris, have teamed up with co-owner Ian Kiernan in a bid to win the Hempel Paints 37th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race.... [more]
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A-Class Worlds 2010 – Ashby wins seventh World Championship
Sail-World.com,
This afternoon Australia's Glenn Ashby has taken out his seventh A Class World Championships, on the Adriatic in Cesenatico Italy from a fleet of 100 entries.... [more]
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A-Cat Worlds 2010 - Full Results and more pictures
Sail-World.com,
Here are the final results and images from the Presentation of the 2010 A Class Catamaran World. Australia's Glenn Ashby has taken out his seventh A Class World Championships, on the Adriatic in Cesenatico Italy, from a fleet of 100 entries. Ashby won from current Australian A Cat champion Steve Brewin and in third place was Darwin sailor Jack Benson, who this week will be crewing for Brewin at th... [more]
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Melbourne Vanuatu Shock News - Hobart flier scrubbed
Sail-World.com,
Melbourne Vanuatu Race 2010 -The 66 footer Gusto, formerly Sean Langman's Xena- Grundgi-AAPT, the boat that came second on Line Honours in the 2002 Sydney to Hobart race, will not be on the start line of Australia's longest Category One race on Sunday. Accordingly, there will now be ten yachts beginning the epic 3500km Melbourne to Vanuatu race on July 4 at 11:30am EST off the Portsea Pier.... [more]
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Melbourne Vanuatu 2010 - the start
John Curnow,
Leading out the heads in the under 10knot Sou'wester was race favourite, Scarlet Runner. They would have been event further ahead, had it not been for a long patch of time sorting out their code zero. Second out was Samskara and then TevakeII.... [more]
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OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week day two
Suellen Hurling,
OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week day two. The inconsistent oscillating breeze forced several course changes across all fleets with the Laser 4.7 and Radials having to finish the day with only two completed races out of three.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week – Latest entry news
Ian Grant,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week's latest entry is Townsville Cruising Yacht Club skipper Graham Donnell, he is amongst the latest group of high profile ocean racing sailors to confirm his entry for the 2010 event set to run from August 12-19.... [more]
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Black Swan Racing in training for Stena Match Cup Sweden
Black Swan Racing,
Black Swan Racing update from Sweden. Our team for the event is Keith Swinton, Jasper Warren (trim), Laurie Jury (main/tactics), Jakob Gustafsson (pit) and Jonas Hviid Nielsen (bow). The team has just completed two days of intensive training in Copenhagen on the DS 37 match racing yachts.... [more]
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2010 PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup – Event Summary
Paul Griffiths,
After four days of testing conditions in the perfect freestyle playground of Lanzarote, three times world champion Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo (Fanatic, North) and two times world champion Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard, Vandal) raise the silverware at the first stop of the PWA Canaries tour.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week accommodation
Kristie Kaighin,
Hamilton Island accommodation options still available. Reduced rates! Some 2 bedroom options also available due to cancellations. Be quick to book these sought after apartments. From only $500 per night. All include buggy and on island valet transfers. Contact us 7 days per week on 1300 653 997. View full options on www.whitsundayholidays.com.au.... [more]
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Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel - Alegria IV and Wedgetail
Mystery Yacht Racer,
Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. Rod Jones' latest weapon is the modified GP42 Alegria IV (A4). Amongst other works she has had a new keel bulb made and fitted, new rudder and twin wheels to replace her tiller steering along with a long fixed bow sprit for her asymmetrical spinnakers.... [more]
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Laser Radial World Championships - A breezy welcome to Largs
Andi Robertson,
Laser Radial World Championships. A full 18-25 knots of south westerly breeze Friday and Saturday gave the growing number of international athletes a challenging taste of the upper wind ranges, as well as the chilly Clyde waters as more and more Laser Radial sailors familiarise themselves with the race areas.... [more]
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Rolex Baltic Week 2010 winners crowned
Andreas Kling,
Rolex Baltic Week 2010 winners have been crowned. On the final day of Rolex Baltic Week all racing took place on the inner fjord, with perfect Mediterranean sailing conditions. The fleet raced in light 6-9 knot northerlies, with some light patches and 25-degree windshifts to keep the skippers on their toes.... [more]
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - A Key event
Simone Felsberger,
Stena Match Cup Sweden is synonymous with the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) and has been part of this professional sailing series since its inception. The match racing event is renowned for attracting the best sailor's in the World. Stena Match Cup Sweden is Stage 5, marking the halfway point of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour which originally served as the model for the entire Tour.... [more]
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup – Dogfight of epic proportions
Fiona Brown,
Dragon Edinburgh Cup's last race showdown in Cowes, hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, was a spectacular affair with the overall results of the regatta being decided on the final finish line. Russia's Olga White was the star of that sixth race, winning in impressive style to take third overall in the regatta.... [more]
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CYCA Winter Series - Action aplenty - a shake up of the Leaderboard
Jennifer Crooks,
The 125 starters in today's Race 11 of the Audi Winter Series were blessed with another quick but action packed day around their respective courses with a consistent south sou-westerly breeze of 12 knots, giving the Audi Winter Series divisional pointscore leaderboard a little shake-up.... [more]
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Canada's 2010 Vic-Maui Division 1 fleet flying
Ed Watson & Sail-World Canada,
Solid westerlies off Canada BC's Victoria waterfront made for a great start for Division 1 boats in the Vic-Maui Yacht Race. It's a 2308 nautical mile race, but each skipper and crew was eager to gain an early advantage on their competitors.... [more]
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IODA Asian Championship - Breaking the 100 mark
IODA,
The IODA Aasian Championship is underway in Pattaya, Thailand and runs from July 3rd until July 11th... [more]
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505 North American Championship report and results
Mike Holt,
505 North American Championship, Chicago Yacht Club, June 24th-27th. The North American Championship was last held on Lake Michigan in 1978 and was won by 505 legends Dennis Surtees and Pip Pearson. Teams traveled from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, California and Ontario to join the local competitors from the resurgent Fleet... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup day four - Faultless Estredo
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup day four. Both the men's and women's winner's finals went by without a glitch, but the loser's finals proved slightly more difficult as the wind became increasingly gusty throughout the day. The men's loser's final between Philip Soltysiak (Starboard, Dakine) and Tonky Frans (F2, Gaastra) was cancelled during its first run, and after an agonizing 2½ hours on... [more]
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29er Europeans – Dutch hold on after Day 3
Jerelyn Biehl,
29er Europeans - Annemiek Bekkering and Kaj Bocker of the Netherlands had a tough day on the course with three races held for the opening of the finals for the 29er Europeans.... [more]
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Hit in the face with the boom - dramatic rescue
Sail-World Cruising,
This photo of a rescue in action was taken during a Medevac operation on the Atlantic Ocean after a swinging boom caused a crewman a severe injury. Helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod was called to the rescue by the yacht Bombardino off the coast of Massachussets this week. A satellite phone was used for the rescue call.... [more]
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OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week day 1
Suellen Hurling,
OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week day 1. The competitors were keen to hit the water and there were a few nerves when the 25 knot nor'wester kicked in 45 minutes prior to the first warning signal of the day.... [more]
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South Pacific Championships and Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge
Hobie Fiji,
South Pacific Championships and Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge. Hobie Fleet 252, Fiji has now extended their South Pacific Championships and Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge to now include South Pacific Hobie Youth Challenge and 2010 Worlds Training.... [more]
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44th Annual Governor's Cup Teams are announced
Nancy Mellon,
Balboa Yacht Club's 44th annual Governor's Cup International Junior Match Racing Championship will take place July 20 to 25, 2010. The event features the best young match racing talent from all over the world. The racing will be held in the afternoons from Wednesday through Sunday in the ocean near the Newport Pier in Newport Beach, California. The round robin format of two boats racing against e... [more]
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22nd Victoria to Maui (Vic-Maui) Division 2 fleet away
Sail-World.com,
The 22nd Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race started yesterday under overcast skies from the Victoria Harbour start line at 10am PDT.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup day three - Wind plays havoc
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup day three. The world's top tricksters awoke to an overcast sky this morning, which frustratingly halted any thermal effects from boosting the usually consistent trade winds to a suitable level for competition until late in the evening.... [more]
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup - One race, one point
Fiona Brown,
Dragon Edinburgh Cup - The Solent is always a challenging place to sail and that was never truer than for this morning's fifth race with a massive wind shift on the first beat and then a thrilling second beat that shuffled the pack once again.... [more]
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High Performance Mono and Multihull rules written for America's Cup
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
The Defender of the America's Cup, Golden Gate Yacht Club has announced that Rating rule authorities in America and Britain have been commissioned to draft the rules for the next generation of America's Cup yacht. In asking US SAILING and the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Seahorse Rating affiliate to write the rules, BMW ORACLE Racing and Golden Gate Yacht Club, winner of the 33rd America's Cup las... [more]
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'Plastic bag man' Australian circumnavigator will try again
Zac Bailey, Whitsunday Times/Sail-World,
A solo sailor dubbed the 'plastic bag man' has set one record for circumnavigating Australia, but will try for 'the big one' next year. Ian Thomson's new record of 42 days, 5 hours, 33 minutes lopped a massive 26 days off the previous record. He had hoped to do the voyage unassisted and non-stop but gear malfunctions off the south-west of Australia forced him to go ashore for repairs.... [more]
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Bavaria Yachts introduce two new models - Cruiser 36 and Cruiser 40
Jamie Millar,
North South Yachting is delighted to announce two new additions to the Bavaria Cruiser range: the Cruiser 36 and Cruiser 40. These new models are the latest offerings from the Farr Yacht Design and BMW Designworks USA collaboration.... [more]
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United they stand - Milestone yachting agreement signed
Rob Williams,
The Commodores of Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (CYCSA) and Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron (RSAYS) Geoff Catt and Caillin Howard have signed a watershed agreement that will provide young people with an enhanced opportunity to become involved in keelboat sailing and racing.... [more]
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The Dolls gather to form a groove armada
John Curnow,
The duo known as Groove Armada put out some excellent albums, with titles like Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub), Vertigo and Black Light. Living Doll's pretty groovy and fashion conscious owner, Michael Hiatt, has just become somewhat of a Commodore.... [more]
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Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Race - Entries open for the 30th
Damian Devine,
Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race, the 30th anniversary of the event has today released the Notice of Race. The event is hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport, Sydney.... [more]
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F18 Worlds boost for Team Boskalis after Texel success
Diana Bogaards,
F18 Worlds best cat sailors begin racing on Monday 5th July and following the Texel successes during the recently held Zwitserleven Sailing Week have given Team Boskalis a boost for the 2010 event. The F18 Worlds will take place in Erquy on the French Atlantic coast.... [more]
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America's Cup at Sail Newport by Daniel Forster
Daniel Forster,
Top international sailing photographer, Daniel Forster, was on hand at Sail Newport's America's Cup Luncheon at Fort Adams, attended by the Governor of Rhode Island, Donald Carcieri and his wife.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Creative genius required
Rob Mundle,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 kicks off soon and creative genius is all that is required for two crews to return home with impressive trophies.... [more]
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2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World C'ship - AUS sailors Turkey bound
Craig Heydon,
2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, Australian Youth sailors head to Turkey - The OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team has today embarked on the journey of a lifetime, flying out of Sydney for the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey.... [more]
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A-Cat See-Saw - Six times World Champion Ashby in the lead again
Rob Kothe Sail-World.com,
A-Class Catamaran World Championships 2010 - six time A Class World Champion Australian Glenn Ashby leads the 2010 series after seven races of the nine race series. This event is a hot contender for the most poorly reported Sailing World Championship in 2010... [more]
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The Tirpitz goes yacht racing
Guy Nowell, Editor Sail-World Asia + Photographer,
What on earth is going on here? What's the strange blocky pattern on Chris Opielok's Rockall 3, seen here competing in the recent RORC IRC Nationals in the Solent, sailing under Hong Kong colours?... [more]
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2010 Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Two wins for the Irish on day two
Fiona Brown,
Irish eyes were smiling on day two of the 2010 Dragon Edinburgh Cup, supported by Aberdeen Asset Management, as Simon Brien, sailing IRL212 Kin with Stephen Milne and David Gomes, won race three and Andrew Craig, sailing IRL192 Chimaera with Mark Pettitt and Brian Matthews, won race four of the six race series.... [more]
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2010 Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Veterans Division takes shape
Jennifer Crooks,
With just over two weeks until entries close for the 25th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, interest in the potential Veterans division of this year's race is taking shape with three IRC boats registering their intent; Love and War, Simon Kurts' Sparkman and Stephens 40, Spirit of Koomooloo, Mike Freebairn's S & S 49 and Wild Rose, Roger Hickman's Farr 43 as entries climb to 53.... [more]
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2010 PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup - Day Two
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Soltysiak sails the heat of his life whilst Offringa calmly collects her pass to the final in an awesome afternoon of action off the sun kissed Canarian coastline.... [more]
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