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 16 Jul 2010
 


Ozzies on fire



470 World Championships 2010 - Belcher and Page lead into Finals
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) will wear the gold dot on their sails as the Men's 470 fleet starts the Final Series of the 2010 Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship on Friday. Thursday's racing was abandoned due to high winds and seas in the morning and a dying breeze in the evening. Carrying eight points into the Finals, Belcher/Page are three points ahead of their closest competition.... [more]
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Images from Medemblijk: IFDS Worlds - SKUD18 class
Sander van der Borch,
Top international photographer Sander van der Borch presents a gallery of images taken of the competitors in the SKUD18 class at the IFDS Worlds sailed in Medemblijk, Netherlands. We've tried to feature a few closeups, so Sail-World readers can see the conditions and issues under which these sailors compete, and how their yachts are adapted.... [more]
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Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 4 at Istanbul
Dave Kneale,
Top international photographer, Dave Kneale, presents this galley of images from the fourth day of racing at the Volvo ISAF Youth World Championships being sailed at Istanbul, Turkey. Images today from the RS:X and 29er courses... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship - Penultimate day
ISAF,
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships penultimate day saw shifty winds in Istanbul. For the third day in a row the Istanbul sun burned down on the Marmara Sea and competitors were held ashore until the winner of the battle between the land breeze and the sea breeze was decided.... [more]
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B14 World Championships day 4 - Place changes throughout
CĂ©lia Mas-Delfault,
Day 4 - With increasing winds forecast race five started on time. Weather conditions were shifty as the new weather system approached.... [more]
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Cork Week 2010 - Day four images from Ingrid Abery - Part one
Ingrid Abery,
Cork Week 2010 - Day four images from Ingrid Abery... [more]
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Matthew Bugg finishes 16th overall in disabled sailing world title
Peter Campbell,
Tasmanian Matthew Bugg has finished 16th overall in a fleet of 55 boats in his first 2.4mR disabled sailing world championship with a 20th and a 15th on the final day of racing in Medemblik, Holland.... [more]
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America's Cup organizers plan lab experiment off Valencia
BMW Oracle Racing,
America's Cup - monohull or multihull? With that question in mind, event planners have scheduled four days of trials here to develop methods for making the racing more enthralling for fans, more challenging for crews and better portrayed on television screens around the world.... [more]
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Showdown 2010 on the Derwent - big fleet expected
Peter Campbell,
The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania is expecting huge fleets of off-the-beach dinghy and multihull classes and keelboats to contest The Showdown 2010 regatta. The Club has again chosen the weekend of 29-31 October for The Showdown as this is a long weekend in Northern Tasmania, making it attractive for sports boats, trailerable yachts and dinghy and off-the-beach catamaran owners and crews to trav... [more]
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Cork Week 2010 - Rock and Roll!
Louay Habib,
Cork Week is underway and a big breeze and lumpy seas created some mind-boggling action on day three of racing. Torrential rain in the early morning, gave way to some sublime sunshine giving the competitors some classic Irish sailing along the rugged coastline. 15-18 Knots of breeze from the south with wind over tide, created a mogul-field of swell with waves nudging three metres at times.... [more]
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Leader in Audi IRC Australian Championship races the SCM Winter Series
Louise Bashford,
Canute, has its stakes in the Audi IRC Australian Championship on its radar.... Currently, holding equal first position for the Championship, the yacht and crew have chosen the Sydney City Marine Winter Series at MHYC to tune their gear and team for the upcoming finale of the season.... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu Race - Turbo crosses finish line
John Curnow,
Melbourne to Vanuatu Race update. Turbo crossed the finish line in Port Vila at 12:11:33 AEST... [more]
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Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 3 at Istanbul
Dave Kneale,
Top international photographer, Dave Kneale, presents this galley of images from the third day of racing at the Volvo ISAF Youth World Championships being sailed at Istanbul, Turkey. Images today from the RS:X and 29er courses... [more]
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Volvo Youth Worlds - Lack of wind again dominates the day in Istanbul
Craig Heydon,
Light winds have again had a major impact on racing on day four of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Istanbul Turkey with crews spending the morning waiting for the breeze to fill in before finally being able to race late in the day.... [more]
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Sydney City Marine MHYC Winter Series in its final weeks
Phil Clinton Julie Hodder,
Saturday's SCM winter fleet was adorned with slightly warmer sunny conditions but there was little wind. The race management team exhibited their usual skill in accommodating the challenging conditions eventually setting the fleet away in the forecasted Nor'easter, 0.9kts of breeze at 1300.... [more]
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Belcher and Page continue to lead the way at 470 World Championship
Craig Heydon,
Australian Sailing Team Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page continue to lead the 470 World Championship 2010 after day three in The Netherlands.... [more]
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Cork Week - Lulu Belle corked
Anne Stockdale,
Another day, another.....day! 40 knots (under the squalls, give or take), some snow, a bit of sleet, rain, 24ft waves (give or take) and then the weather left us. Sun, no breeze and a mark that went further away the closer we got to it. The skipper bellowed, 'hoist them up the yard arm' but no one knew what he was talking about so instead the crew chucked the spinnaker pole over the side ...... [more]
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Need accommodation for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010?
Kristie Kaighin,
Are you still looking for accommodation for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week? We have some fantastic options available! We specialise in luxury apartments and homes and are offering some excellent last minute specials.... [more]
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Australian Sailing Team Skud 18 win Bronze at World Championship
Craig Heydon,
Australian Sailing Team Skud 18 crew of Daniel Fitzgibbon and Rachael Cox has won the Bronze medal at the IFDS World Championship 2010 in The Netherlands and in doing so has qualified Australia for the 2012 London Paralympic Games.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship - Heating up literally
ISAF,
After the scheduled lay day, Wednesday dawned with another hot and hazy day on the Bay of Marmara at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Istanbul.... [more]
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470 Word Championship - Belcher and Page lead Qualifiers
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
470 Word Championship. Belcher/Page posted a 5, 15 today before the fleet was sent home ahead of a torrential downpour.... [more]
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Laser Radial World Championship day 6 - Champions crowned
Laser Worlds,
Laser Radial World Championships 6-25th July, Largs, Scotland - It is never an especially satisfying way to win world titles, but with no racing on the final two days of the Laser Radial World Championships at Largs Finland's Sari Multala and Poland's Marcin Rudawski prevailed and were piped up on to the podium this evening as the 2010 world champions.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships - Wind up but early home
Delta Lloyd 470 News,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships 2010 - For the first day so far, the wind conditions at sea in front of The Hague allowed racing to get away on time for the three groups in the Men's division and the two in the Women's. Today the wind was typically above 10 knots, gusting up to 18 on the men's course, the tide still pushing the doublehanders over the start line early.... [more]
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International 470 Class Association President Kassarov latest news
470 Class,
International 470 Class Association has introduced some new measures for the present Delta Lloyd World Championship in the Hague after classes are attempting more than ever to maintain their spot in the Olympic Games.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships - Globalising the 470
Delta Lloyd 470 News,
ISAF Olympic Commission report the number of nations taking part was identified as being one of the shortcomings of sailing as an Olympic sport. For example at this week's 470 World Championships there are 39 nations represented. This is a very high number when compared to other events in sailing, but up against other Olympic sports it is small.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship - Hagara brothers on day one
Emily Caroe,
Extreme 40 World Championship competitors, the Hagara brothers, demonstrated their sibling rivalry is as strong as ever as they stole the show in the first day.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships appoints host broadcaster
ISAF,
International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has appointed Sunset+Vine|APP as the Host Broadcaster for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Two Women skippers take on the men
Colin Wilson - Bermuda Sun,
Two of the world's finest women's match racing skippers will grace the island's surf during October's Argo Group Gold Cup in Hamilton Harbor.... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu – Tevake II wins!
John Curnow,
Melbourne to Vanuatu 2010 has ended for one boat - Tevake II from HBYC has won line honours in the 1885nm epic race. They crossed the line in Port Vila at 12:58:56 Australian Eastern Standard Time, today, Wednesday July 14, 2010.... [more]
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Hobie 16 - The countdown to the 19th Hobie 16 World Championships
Anthony Duchatel,
The countdown to the 19th Hobie 16 World Championship has commenced. Billed as one of the top international events in China following the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2010 Shanghai World Expo its also likely to be the largest single class catamaran series ever to be held with up to 400 sailors from nearly 30 countries participating in youth, women's, masters, grandmasters and open competition.... [more]
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Cork Week 2010 - Australia's Lulu Belle Uncorked
Anne Stockdale,
Boats, Beers, Guinness, Wilson and more- The good crew of Lulu Belle Uncorked arrived in Crosshaven on Sunday evening; keen, happy, optimistic, but most importantly enthusiastic, to represent Australia at Cork Week 2010. Wilson, their mascot, (escaping a rumored indiscretion in Australia) was found in the pub talking Sean a local.... [more]
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Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Out Front
Mystery Yacht Racer,
With the entry of the 98 foot maxi Lahana in the Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race, a three way battle will evolve for line honours and perhaps the race record between her and the two Reichel Pugh 66 footers Black Jack and Wild Oats X. Common sense would suggest the 98 footer will win a canter, but canter is the operative word. Both the RP66s have canting keels, Lahana does not.... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu - Limping Secretary
John Curnow,
First we had a tired Secretary, now comes confirmation of what we suspected. It's actually a limping Secretary. Those trusty ol' sea dogs may be half spent and one of them is fully bent, but they'll make it!!!!... [more]
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Showdown – Big fleets expected for 2010 event on the Derwent
Peter Campbell,
Showdown - The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania is expecting huge fleets of off-the-beach dinghy and multihull classes and keelboats to contest the 2010 regatta.... [more]
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IFDS World Championship - Australian crew maintains third
Craig Heydon,
2010 IFDS World Championship, - The Australian Sailing Team's Skud 18 crew of Daniel Fitzgibbon and Rachael Cox has consolidated their third position on day five of the 2010 IFDS World Championship in The Netherlands... [more]
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Youth Olympic Games - Future Olympic champions ready for Games
Australian Olympic Committee,
One month today the next generation of Australian Olympic champions will march in a spectacular Opening Ceremony at the Float Marina in Singapore for the first ever Youth Olympic Games.... [more]
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Club Marine Brisbane - Keppel Bay Race 2010, Expect line honours fight
Ian Grant,
>2010 Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Bay 2010, Line honours dog fight expected - The action packed challenge involving 732 nautical miles of boat on boat and mate against mate match racing between Black Jack and with their almost identical 20 m New South Wales rival Wild Oats X promises to become a State of Origin war on the water.... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu winner to make shore today
John Curnow,
At around midday, today, Wednesday July 14, TevakeII will cross the line of the 1885nm Melbourne to Vanuatu epic. They are bound to be very excited and also keen to partake of the nation's legendary hospitality. Even the back of the fleet will be in by Friday lunchtime, well and truly ahead of Saturday's Cup festivities and also, the opening round of another cup - the Bledisloe.... [more]
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470 World Championship - Perfect start for Belcher and Page
Craig Heydon,
It was a perfect start for Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page at the 470 World Championship. We couldn't have hoped for a better start to the regatta,' said Belcher. 'The conditions were quite tough today as we have a current of about 70 metres a minute and only five knots of breeze so it was hard going.'... [more]
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470 World Championships - Racing in challenging conditions
James Boyd,
After a first day lost initially to too little wind and then too much, it was with considerable relief that three races for the Men and two for the Women could be held off the Hague today at the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship.... [more]
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Laser Radial World Championships - Frustrating day
Laser Radial Worlds,
At the Laser Radial World Championships more than five hours of frustrating drifting on the Clyde off Largs today proved to be in vain for the sailors awaiting racing.... [more]
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B14 World Championships day 2 - Australians back on top
Yann Audic,
B14 World Championships Carnac YC – day 2 report. Race 3 started in a fresh 15 knots south west with the majority of the fleet electing to start and hang onto Starboard tack.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Worlds 2010- Australian youth sailors enjoy day off water
Craig Heydon,
Volvo Youth Worlds 2010 -The OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team has enjoyed a lay day at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, recharging the batteries after two long, hot, draining days on the water.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship in Portoroz - The stage is set
Emily Caroe,
Extreme 40 World Championship - With the sun blazing down, a fresh breeze blowing through the beautiful bay at Portoroz, Slovenia, and a host of international sailing stars, the stage has been set for the inaugural Championship, hosted by The Ocean Racing Club.... [more]
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Beneteau First 30 - The evolution of the species
Media Services,
A little over 30 years have gone by since the launch of the First 30, which more or less imposed the ocean racer concept. It still has many aficionados today, continues to get some fine results in regattas and has a good quoted value in the second hand market.... [more]
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