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 12 Jul 2010
 




Laura Baldwin leads way for Australia at Laser Radial World titles
Craig Heydon,
The final day of qualifying races has been completed at the Laser Radial World Championship in Largs, Scotland, with Laura Baldwin the best placed Australian sailor after three days of racing.... [more]
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Marine Industry Opportunity with Burke Marine
Media Services,
Burke Marine has now been employing a team of people for nearly 40 years and are proud to say that many staff have been with them for literally decades. Priding themselves on good working marine and sailing knowledge, Burke are looking for a new person to join the force and contribute the next stage of knowledge and service to the company.... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu - First and Last
John Curnow,
Race leader, TevakeII have now covered 1363nm of the Melbourne to Vanuatu course, so that's 522nm to go. They are some 258.5 nm (478.7 km) WNW of Noumea, showing 9.7knots of boat speed, a heading of 008deg and positioned at 20.576S and 162.2E.... [more]
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Match Cup Sweden - Katie Spithill and crew finished fourth
Craig Heydon,
Match Cup Sweden, Katie Spithill and crew finished fourth - The Australian Women's Match Racing Team crew of Katie Spithill, Jessica Eastwell and Angela Farrell has finished fourth at the prestigious Match Cup Sweden.... [more]
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2010 49er European Championship -West Australian 49er crew impress
Craig Heydon,
2010 49er European Championship, West Australian 49er crew impress - The Australian Sailing Development Squad crew of Steven Thomas and Nick Brownie has finished an impressive 10th at the 2010 49er European Championship in Poland. Making the performance of the West Australian crew all the more impressive is the fact that the European Championship was just their second event together... [more]
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IFDS Worlds - Australia's Paralympic sailors moving up the ladder
Craig Heydon,
Australia's four Paralympic crews have all had positive results on a shortened day three of the 2010 IFDS World Championships in Medemblik, Holland. The Australian Sailing Team Skud 18 crew of Daniel Fitgibbon and Rachael Cox led the way, winning their one and only race of the day to surge up the leader board to be third overall.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Racing beings for Australian sailors
Craig Heydon,
The 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship is underway in Istanbul, Turkey, with mixed results for the OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team on day one of racing.... [more]
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2010 Ice Berg Australian Tasar Championship successful in Airlie Beach
Ian Grant,
Whitsunday Sailing Club gains tourism awareness for Airlie Beach -hosting the 2010 Ice Berg Australian Tasar championship. The exciting 10 race championship attracted 186 one design dinghy sailors crewing 93 Tasar dinghies representing clubs from West Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, The Northern Territory and Queensland.... [more]
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Sunderland and US Coast Guard drop Bermuda Race claims
John Rousmaniere,
Abby Sunderland's father and the US Coast Guard have retracted statements that a boat was lost in the 2010 Bermuda Race. When the young singlehanded ocean sailor Abby Sunderland and her father, Laurence, and brother Zac appeared on NBC's 'Today' show on June 30, 2010, host Meredith Vieira asked Laurence Sunderland to comment on the extensive critical press coverage of his daughter's recent rescue... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week headed for big fleet
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week,
It's just four weeks out from the 2010 Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week. Entries numbers are well up and more are expected to enter. One of the newest boats on the IRC scene is Jim Farmer's Georgia and the 2010 New Zealand IRC Champion. Michael Hiatt will be bringing his Farr 55 Living Doll and the Sports Boats will be huge again this year.... [more]
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Mike Harker tells of mugging in St Martin
Mike Harker,
Many readers will know the inspirational story of Mike Harker, the champion hang glider who had a near death experience, lay recovering for six years as a paraplegic, then became a long range cruising sailor, making popular documentaries while he sailed the world. Recently, as we reported earlier, the charismatic sailor was mugged on his sailing boat in St Martin, and here is his latest account:... [more]
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Hobie Multi Europeans 2010
Fritz-R. Klocke,
2010 Hobie Multi Europeans will be hosted by the Luebecker Yachtclub, located in Luebeck Bay. More than 230 teams have signed up in various Hobie classes.... [more]
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Westward Cup Regatta finishes in style
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
The final day's racing in the Westward Cup Regatta took place in the Solent yesterday, Saturday 10th July, with the four competing yachts getting the gun at 1100 to allow the breeze to build nicely and get these massive yachts off and running. As it turned out, all four put on an end of term show screaming towards the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) start line doing eight knots to the delight of the c... [more]
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IFDS Worlds 2010 day one
Sandra Dijksman,
IFDS Worlds 2010 - For today there was only one race scheduled. At the start there was a gentle breeze, 5-8 knts from the SW, decreasing during the race. The 2.4mR class had some problems with the starting, caused by major windshifts and a general recall. When they are finally off, the wind started to decrease.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship - Day One in Istanbul
Sophie Luther,
At the end of the day there are eight different nations leading each of the eight classes and the battle for the Volvo Trophy for the best performing nation is very close between Poland, Spain, Denmark and Great Britain.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Match Cup Sweden finale
WMRT,
During a penalty flag festooned semi final today on the last day of Stena Match Cup Sweden Jesper Radich (DEN) Radich Racing Team smoked Magnus Holmberg (SWE) Sigma Racing Team 3-0. Living legend Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin defeated Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team going through to the final on 3-1.... [more]
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2010 Delta Lloyd 470 Class World Championships - Belcher & Page ready
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page,
2010 470 Worlds, Belcher & Page ready for racing - It's the eve of this years World Championships (sailing that is, not soccer). Our preparation has been going very well. Winning the last World Cup event, and the practice racing have been going very well. We have shown some good speed and racing ability. Hope we can hold the form right through the regatta.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Navigating the English Channel
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Day three of Race 13 and the competition is as close as ever as the Clipper teams navigate their way through the busy shipping lanes of the English Channel. The Clipper 68s are separated by a mere eight nautical miles and the heavier Challenge 67 of Cork has also been performing well.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series Race 12 - Minnows out run the sharks
Lisa Ratcliff/CYCA media,
Today's mild northerly breeze provided a pleasant change for the Audi Winter Series fleet of 131 temperature wise... [more]
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Moonshine sparkles in fresh Derwent RYCT Motors winter series
Peter Campbell,
The Northshore 38 Moonshine today notched up her second Division 1 win of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's Motors Winter Pennant series, sailed in a fresh to strong north-west to northerly breeze on the Derwent... [more]
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GBR crews take gold and bronze at 49er Europeans
Paul Weyth,
Draper and Greenhalgh seal European title; bronze for Morrison and Rhodes. Britain's 49er sailors proved a dominant force at the European Championship which concluded in Poland on Saturday (10 July), with Chris Draper and Peter Greenhalgh clinching the title and bronze going to teammates Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes.... [more]
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Optimist Asian Championship - Final Day
IODA,
The Race Committee was able to get in three races today. The first two races were in 6 to 7 knot winds and were again hampered by the strong tidal current. The RC brought the course inshore as far as possible but it was still very challenging. For the third race the wind increased to 8 to 9 knots which made all the difference for the current to be less of a factor. The results at the top were ve... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu - Just one to go
John Curnow,
When we were doing the Cape to Rio race, one of the things we used to amuse ourselves with, was how many Hobarts we had left to go. After the first three days at sea we were all running around going, 'Just six more Hobarts to go!' Now I am delighted to say, that as of Sunday morning's sked, race leader TevakeII has just one Hobart to go.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship declared open
ISAF,
The 40th anniversary edition of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship was officially declared open at a lively and colourful but unseasonably wet and windy Istanbul last night.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Worlds - Australians have first taste of conditions
Craig Heydon,
The OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team members have had their first taste of the sailing conditions in Istanbul, Turkey, after picking up their allocated boat for the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship.... [more]
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F18 Worlds 2010 Erguy France -provisional results 24 hours after event
Sail-World.com,
F18 Worlds 2010 organisers have finally been able to present a set of provisional results. The official explanation is that their software could not order the tiebreaks correctly so nothing was posted. Seems that they could not get two race officials to sit together to add an extra manual sort column and produce a set of results. Might have even had to sit up quite late. Say another 30 minutes? Hm... [more]
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Laser Radial World Championships day two - Full on Easterly
Laser Radial Worlds,
Laser Radial World Championships competitors were delivered a testing measure of its notoriously difficult offshore, easterly breeze. In the Men's fleet Poland's Marcin Rudawski, the reigning world champion, was on impressive form.... [more]
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B14 European Championships 2010 Carnac - Australians on top
Célia Mas-Delfault,
The final day of the B14 European championships took place in Carnac on Saturday 10th July in 8 to 10 knots of wind and another day of brilliant sunshine. The first race got away when the wind finally settled to the west after two hour on the water postponement.... [more]
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IFDS World Championships: Skud 18 crews fly the Aussie flag on day two
Craig Heydon,
Australia's Skud 18 crews have led the way in Holland with Ame Barnbrook and Lindsay Mason, and Daniel Fitzgibbon and Rachael Cox sitting sixth and seventh respectively after two days of racing at the 2010 IFDS World Championships... [more]
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Match Cup Sweden - Women's winner decided
WMRT,
World Match Racing Tour event this week ran in conjunction with the ‘Women's Stena Match Cup Sweden'. Ten female crews have been racing in boats that will be used in the 2012 Games. The entry of women's match racing to the Olympic competition has already increased the profile of this sport and the ISAF World Match Racing Tour has welcomed paralleling the men's racing with the women for Stage 5.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Ireland to Ijmuiden – Asian rivalry steps up a gear
Clipper Ventures Ltd,
Clipper 09-10 – Ireland to Ijmuiden – Day two update: With just 550-miles in which to prove themselves in the short sprint race to Ijmuiden in The Netherlands, Race 13 promises to be an exciting edge of the seat battle between the ten Clipper teams.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Worlds: Images from the Practice Day
OnEdition,
The 40th anniversary edition of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship was officially declared open at a lively and colourful but unseasonably wet and windy Istanbul last night. The world's top youth sailors celebrated the start of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship with an Opening Ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey. The sailors, coaches, family members and event staff all packe... [more]
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Images from La Rochelle: Kialoa IV
Pierre Alain Varreon,
Pierre Alain Varreon presents a second gallery of images from La Rochelle, France, this time of Jim Kilroy's magnificent maxi Kialoa IV. She was the penultimate in the Kialoa lineage and competed against Condor of Bermuda (Bob Bell).... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu - Current knowledge
John Curnow,
The 2010 Melbourne to Vanuatu race has certainly had its fair share of twists and turns. It was decidedly flat early, then the boats rocketed along, two had to retire and lately, the current and waves are conspiring against each other to slow the fleet down. By Saturday afternoon, there's still around 38.6% or 727nm to go, more than whole Sydney Hobart, for the race leader.... [more]
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Optimist Asian Championship - Back to fleet racing
IODA,
Today the Asian Championship went back to the scheduled fleet racing after the two days of team racing. The wind conditions did not look very promising as the fleet left the shore.... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu - 'Blisters on your hands - from steering!'
John Curnow,
This was my favourite comment from Scarlet Runner's skipper, Rob Date, during a chat we had earlier this morning. He certainly was upset, as this race has been part of his plan since she was christened last year. 'It is very disappointing, you know. We just had a lot of water wet everywhere and it simply killed the electrics.'... [more]
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Match Racing - ‘Sometimes you are the hammer and sometimes the nail'
YANMAR Racing Media,
Australian YANMAR Racing's Peter Gilmour came to the Stena Match Cup Sweden, an event the Australian America's Cup skipper had won seven times, off the back of a win at the Portugal Match Cup.... [more]
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RS:X European Championships 2010- Zubari and Alabau win
Rory Ramsden,
The Medal Races wrapped up the action at the RS:X European Championships in Sopot, Poland today with Shahar Zubari (ISR) and Marina Alabau (ESP) both retaining their titles. First out onto the windward Leeward course was the mens fleet. After an excellent series, the defending champion Shahar Zubari (ISR) just had to sail conservatively and not finish at the back of the fleet to take the title.... [more]
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Spithill and Crew storm into semi-finals of Match Cup Sweden
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Women's Racing Team has stormed into the semi-finals of Match Cup Sweden following a come from behind victory over local sailor Anna Kjellberg. The Australian crew of Katie Spithill, Jessica Eastwell and Angela Farrell headed into the day knowing that with anything less than victory they would be heading home and they sailed intelligently to first wipe out Kjellberg's two wins t... [more]
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F18 Worlds Styles and Van West take bronze
Diana Bogaards,
Team Boskalis Styles/Van West took bronze at the F18 Worlds 2010 in Erquy/France. Hugh Styles (GBR) and Ferdinand van West (NED) climbed to the first place today, but lost it in the third and final race.... [more]
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Match Cup Sweden - Australia's MRT through to the semi finals
Kinley Fowler,
Stena Match Cup Sweden 2010 - Today Australia's Mirsky Racing Team defeated the French Match Racing Team's Damien Iehl 3-1 in the quarterfinals of Match Cup Sweden, putting them through to their second semi finals here in magical Marstrand.... [more]
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Mixed results - Australian Paralympic sailors first day of Worlds
Craig Heydon,
Mixed results for Australian Paralympic sailors on day one of World Championships Australia's Paralympic sailors have had a mixed opening day of the 2010 IFDS World Championships in Medemblik, Holland, with the Skud 18 and 2.4mR sailors finishing with solid results while the Sonar crew was unlucky to be disqualified from the opening race after initially finishing second.... [more]
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Laser Radial World 2010 Championship - Day one freezing in Scotland
Sail-World.com,
Laura Baldwin is the best placed Australian in 17th position after a ninth in race one and a 14th in race two. Baldwin, who represented Great Britain at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and is now a part of the Australian Sailing Development Squad, is on 23 points, just nine off the top ten and now we know why she migrated to Australia.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Flying start gets underway from Cork, Ireland
Heather Ewing,
The second last race of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race is underway. At 1700 local time (1600 GMT) the cannon fired from the Royal Cork Yacht Club's start line at Weaver's Point near Crosshaven at the mouth of Cork Harbour to set the teams on their way in the 550-mile race to Ijmuiden, Holland.... [more]
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B14 Europeans Day 2 - David Grace and Guy Bancroft lead
Célia Mas-Delfault,
B14 Europeans Day 2 Report - Race One saw the lightest conditions for the day, with 8 to 10 knots. There was an individual recall, but most boats got a clean start. Guy Bancroft and David Grace in Sly Bone (AUS 778) led to the first mark, followed by Tim Harrison and Johnny Radcliffe (GBR 758), and the North Sails boat (GBR 785) of Dave Hayes and Richie Bell.... [more]
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F18 Worlds 2010: Olivier Backes, Arnaud Jarlegan (FRA) World Champions
Sail-World.com,
F18 Worlds 2010 - Olivier Backes and Arnaud Jarlegan (FRA) new World Champions The official results are STILL not posted. But there are some images... [more]
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Laser Radial Worlds - Bouwmeester and Tunnicliffe share the honours
Laser Worlds Press,
Anna Tunnicliffe (USA), Olympic gold medallist, proved she has lost nothing from her speed and guile for her break this season from the Laser Radial class as she returned to a first and second place from the first two races of the Laser Radial World Championships which opened today on the Clyde estuary off Largs in Scotland.... [more]
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Stena Match Cup Sweden has a celebrity sparkle
Lars-Ola Nordqvist,
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Stars from across Sweden have flocked to Marstrand to join the World Class Skippers competing at Stage 5 of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), for a celebrity race that forms part of the packed programme. The Audi-boat won the race with the alpine national team members Maria Pietilä Holmner and Hans Olsson together with Torvar Mirsky.... [more]
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Platu 25 World Championship: 125+ boats of 10 countries set to compete
Sabrina Bonaiti,
The Real Club de Regatas de Alicante (RCRA) presented officially the Platu 25 World Championship that will take place in Alicante from the 18th to the 24th of July 2010. Everything is ready in order to welcome this very high level sailing competition, which will convert Alicante into an International sailing centre.... [more]
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Match Cup Sweden - Remaining runners and riders for Semi Finals
WMRT,
Stena Match Cup Sweden's third day kicked off with mind games as the quarter finals started with a first to three points scenario taking care of semi finals runner and riders selection for Stage five of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Barcelona awaits!
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Circuit sailors are set to take part in a race that they have wanted for many years, a race in Barcelona; Camper Regatta – Conde de Godó Trophy – Barcelona, to be exact. There is a great mood of anticipation as the TP52 Series and GP42 Series crews count down the days to the event.... [more]
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Laser Radial World Championships - 600 competitors from 58 countries
Charlie Rowney,
Laser Radial World Championships is being hosted in Largs from Thursday and hundreds of the world's top sailors have been welcomed to North Ayrshire for the start of the event; the biggest championships ever staged in Scotland, in which almost 600 competitors from 58 different countries will compete.... [more]
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2010 Lipton Cup Regatta details now online
David Seaman,
The 2010 Lipton Cup Regatta, held on 20-21 November 2010 is now in advanced planning. The NOR and Regatta Guide are now online at http://www.liptoncupregatta.yachting.org.au . This year's event has been expanded to include sportsboats and trailables. With an expected fleet of over 100, the Regatta is the biggest pre-Christmas event on Port Phillip.... [more]
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470 World Championships - Australian crews prepare for Holland
Craig Heydon,
470 World Championships in The Hague are set to begin soon and Australian Sailing Team's 470 men's crew of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page are preparing for the start of the 2010 event fresh off their recent victory at round six of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Germany.... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu – Scarlet Runner to make Southport
John Curnow,
Melbourne to Vanuatu update at 1730hrs: Its high-tide at Southport and that bar of theirs... It is also when Scarlet Runner is going to be escorted in by the Qld Water Police and with Customs and Immigration there to clear them back into Australia.... [more]
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Henri Lloyd's new TP1 Vista Jacket from the Coastal and Inshore Range
Colin Burgess,
Henri Lloyd's new TP1 Vista Jacket from the Coastal & Inshore Range has been developed for the cruising/coastal sailor who is passionate about the importance of comfort and durability.... [more]
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F18-Worlds 2010 Tight at the Top
Sail-World.com,
F18-Worlds 2010- Two finals races today for the Gold fleet at the 2010 F18 Worlds in Erguy,France. Having lost the lead today Bundock is still looking to win his 13th multihull world championship and will be looking for a big final day to try and peg back Olivier Backes (FRA) who is sailing very conistently with a 5,5 day and Hugh Styles (GBR) who rocketed back up into second place with a second p... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast fleet soars to 65 - entries close in a week
Jennifer Crooks,
With one week until entries close for the 25th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, this year's race is shaping up to be a record breaker in more ways than one.... [more]
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New PFDs for Australian Boaters
Ursula Bishop,
Personal flotation devices made to the new Australian Standard AS 4758 can now be sold and worn around the country. The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) has produced a point of sale brochure for retailers, dealers and the general public explaining the PFDs made to the new standard and what they mean. Copies can be attained from marine safety authorities or the NMSC.... [more]
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Australian Paralympic sailors have 2012 London Games berths in sites
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Paralympic crews are preparing for their first shot at qualifying for the 2012 London Paralympic Games with the 2010 IFDS World Championships beginning in Holland on Friday. Four Australian crews have made the trek to Medemblik, Holland, for the opportunity to qualify the country in three Paralympic classes for London 2012, the Skud 18, Sonar, and 2.4mR.... [more]
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Match Cup Sweden. Mirsky Racing Team chooses opponent
Kinley Fowler,
After a day of relaxing in the sun and watching the end of the round robin from on top of the castle in Marstrand, Mirsky Racing Team have chosen to race the French Match Racing Team's Damien Iehl in tomorrow's first to three points quarter final.... [more]
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Match Cup Sweden - Two Women's semi finalists decided
Match Cup Sweden,
Match Cup Sweden - Women's Match Racing. Renee Guneveld, Holland and Ekatarina Skudina, Russia are through to the semifinals after three straight wins. Anna Kjellberg has a good shot at joining them after winning comfortably in her third match against Katie Spithill... [more]
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Match Cup Sweden - Spithill trails in quarter finals
Craig Heydon,
Match Cup Sweden Women's Match Racing. The Australian Women's Match Racing Crew of Katie Spithill, Jessica Eastwell and Angela Farrell have their work cut out for them in their quarter-final match up with local hope Anna Kjellberg.... [more]
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470 Men's World Championship preview - Atop the Rankings
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
ISAF World Cup Champion in the Men's 470 Class, Australia's Mat Belcher, has competed in 11 ranking regattas. The Australian team has podiumed in seven of the eleven regattas and has never fallen out of the top six places.... [more]
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South Pacific Women's Teams Racing
Brian Case,
Victoria have taken over 6 sailors, (5 from the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, one form Royal Yacht Club of Victoria). Teams racing commenced today with the annual women's teams race, with Victoria finishing a credible second. Tomorrow will see the start of the fierce competition between the local legends of Aititaki, New Zealand, South Australia and surrounding Islands. Racing will consist of up to... [more]
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