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 19 Jul 2010
 



Matt Belcher and Malcolm Page have won the 470 World Championships, after taking the 2010 World Cup. With 13th 470 World titles from amongst his charges Victor Kovalenko has once again proven he is worth his weight in Gold. And our sailors dominated the B14 Worlds.

George Snow is amongst the southerners who will be at Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week

And there are already 100 boats entered Meridien Marina's Airlie Beach Race Week. - we have the latest news. BTW Alan Brierly's Riechel Pugh 63 has just sailed the Pacific Cup to Hawaii, we will have more on that shortly.

The Sail-World Team



Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week - A Northern Adventure
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week media,
Keen Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week race supporter Bob Robertson explains ‘Spending more time on the Far North Queensland coast before heading south gives the breeze the time to turn. Heading to Magnetic Island just makes good sense.'... [more]
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Airlie Beach local 100th boat for Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach RW
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week media,
Airlie Beach local Allan Sneddon is the 100th boat entered in Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week. Allan Sneddon was out whale watching, sailing past Pioneer Rock, when we spoke to him. The retired shipwright and his wife sail Pacific Phoenix as often as they can.... [more]
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B14 World Championship title win to Australia's Bancroft and Grace
Yann Audic,
B14 World Championship going to defending champion Guy Bancroft with new crew David Grace from McCrae YC in Australia. The next B14 Worlds are scheduled for January 2012 in Perth, Western Australia.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing World Championship –Closing ceremony marks the end
ISAF,
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship officially came to an end with the Closing Ceremony held at the poolside of the Sheraton Hotel in Istanbul. Over the past week close to 350 sailors representing 59 nations have battled for the eight Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship titles at the 40th edition of the Youth Worlds.... [more]
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470 World Championship - Australians were in it to win it!
Craig Heydon,
470 World Championship in The Netherlands has been won by the Australian Sailing Team's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, who lead the regatta from start to finish to win the Gold medal by 21 points.... [more]
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European 18 Footer Circuit - Upcoming regattas in Germany and Denmark
Frank Quealey,
From July 24 to August 1, the European 18ft Skiff Association will stage regattas in Travemuende (Germany) and Sonderborg (Denmark) as part of the 2010 European 18 Footer Circuit.... [more]
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470 World Championship to Belcher and Page
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) won the 2010 Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship. Their second place finish in today's Medal Race gave them a total score for the regatta of 44 points. Coach Victor Kovalenko said, 'I am very proud of what the team has accomplished. It was a difficult championship to win. Mat and Mal performed well and they had the result that we have been training for.'... [more]
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Pacific Cup boats slug it out in middle divisions
Pacific Cup,
Pacific Cup - Limit has finished and moved off to the other side of the island, where her length and draft can be accommodated. Pegasus MotionX-50 has finished and is on the way to our docks for a well-earned maitai and lei welcoming.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship 2010 - a thrilling finale
Extreme 40 Worlds,
Extreme 40 fleets were pushed to their limits in an exhilarating finale to the first ever World Championship. With winds gusting up to 20 knots blowing through the bay at Portoroz, Slovenia, the fleet proved exactly why these boats are called 'Extreme'.... [more]
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British 470 crews positive after Worlds display
Lindsey Bell,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships top 470 sailors from Britain remained in positive moods at the close of the Delta Lloyd 470, which concluded in The Hague on Sunday (18 July) with a fourth for Nic Asher and Elliot Willis, and a fifth place for Sarah Ayton and Saskia Clark at their first World Championship together.... [more]
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Berkhout enters the record books with fifth 470 World Championship win
James Boyd,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship - Mother nature played ball for the last day of the Championship taking place in The Hague, with brilliant sunshine and a 12 knot southwesterly breeze for the Men's and Women's medal races, held directly off the beach at the Hague.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2011-12 offshore entente-cordiale signed for Class40
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 organisers are pleased to announce a formal partnership with French race organisers, Sirius Evènements, and their double-handed Class40 Normandy Channel Race 2011. In an agreement that exemplifies the bond within the Class40 Association, its skippers and the association's events, the Normandy Channel Race will provide an opportunity for GOR entries.... [more]
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Girl Power versus Generation Next in Viper battle
Darren Bundock,
2B Sailing - While former round the world team-mates Carolijn Brouwer and Liz Wardley are hoping Girl Power will sweep them to their second major win as a Viper team, multiple Olympic medallist Darren Bundock will be relying on youthful exuberance and enthusiasm to keep at bay a rising tide of young sailing talent.... [more]
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Match Race decides 2010 Womens World 470 Championship
Sail-World,
The first race, for the Mens title had already been decided ahead of the Medal Race. However that was not the case with the Women and only a single point separated the two top crews The New Zealand crew of Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie led the regatta with 23pts. Their lowest score, save for a broken halyard in race 6, was a fourth and they were able to discard the did not finish score.... [more]
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Forty boats brave mid-winter on the Derwent
Peter Campbell,
Derwent Sailing Squadron's third race of its Winter Pennants update: Like winter racing anywhere in Australia, the winds cometh and goeth. On Hobart's River Derwent, however, there is the added chill of sailing on a mid-winter's day.... [more]
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World 470 Championships: Live Coverage of the Medal races
Sail-World,
Live coverage of the Medal Races in the 2010 470 World Championships can be seen on Sail-World.Com. Medal races for the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship are to take place Sunday directly off the beach at the Hague. The warning signal for the Men's medal races will be at 1355 local time followed an hour later by the Women.... [more]
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470 World Championship - Belcher and Page leave the competition behind
Craig Heydon,
470 World Championship in The Netherlands is currently underway and the Australian Sailing Team's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have one hand on the trophy, needing only to sail a clean race in Sunday's final medal race to take the title.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series - To the victors go the spoils
Jennifer Crooks, CYCA media,
Audi Winter Series final pointscore race on Sydney Harbour. Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson got the fleet in away in six-eight knots of westerly breeze that gradually dropped to two knots as the last starters commenced their race.... [more]
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Yacht aground in Oyster Lease
Ron Cole - Marine Rescue NSW,
A phone call early on Sunday morning July 18, alerted the volunteers on duty at Marine Rescue Central Coast to the predicament of a 50' yacht and its crew of five.... [more]
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Steve White to set sail Around the World non-stop and the wrong way
Andi Robertson,
Steve White has announced his intention to break the current world record for circumnavigating single-handed, non-stop the 'wrong way'. Taking place this winter, the attempt will mark the 40th anniversary of the original record set by Sir Chay Blyth (CBE BEM) on ‘British Steel', who embarked on the epic journey described by The Times in 1970 as the ‘Impossible Voyage'.... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu Race - Finally there were none
John Curnow,
On 18/07/2010 at 12:10:49 AEST, Slinky Malinky finished the 2010 M2V. As the last boat in, this piece actually finishes the coverage of the racing section of Australia's longest Category One ocean epic... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship - Day 4 action and video
Emily Caroe,
Extreme 40 World Championship continues. Taking each team's fifth man spot for one of the races were Slovenia's ambassadors to Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Japan. Each got first hand experience of racing the high-performance Extreme 40 catamarans alongside some of the best sailors in the world.... [more]
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Belcher and Page clinch 470 World Championship
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
As long as they sail a clean race in tomorrow's Medal Race they will be crowned 2010 World Champions in the Men's 470 Class, which is the Men's Olympic sailing centerboard discipline.... [more]
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Images from Prince of Wales Cup - The Flying Fourteens
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman, presents a gallery of images from the Prince of Wales Cup sailed at Hayling Island Sailing Club. The Int 14 websites reports: After a frustrating first day on Thursday when gale force winds kept the fleet ashore the 14 fleet hoped that Friday would bring better conditions for the PoW race, the historic event was sailed on Saturday, two days late.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships preview
Katie Ashworth,
SB3 World Championships begins on Monday 19th July and runs until Friday 23rd July. 108 entries represent 16 nations. One practice race is scheduled for Sunday [tomorrow] at 1500 hrs leaving enough time for final preparations and those arriving late to switch into World Championship race mode in the morning.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Fantastic finale
Zoe Williamson,
A spectacular welcome greeted the crews of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race as they arrived back in Hull. Crossing the finish line overnight at the end of the 14th and final stage of the Clipper 09-10 Race, the Irish entry, Cork, claimed the maximum ten points for securing their second first place of their campaign.... [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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470 Worlds - Belcher and Page the 2010 World Champions
James Boyd,
A return to World Cup fever overcame the British camp today at the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship, when after the opening race in the Men's fleet 23 year old Skandia Team GBR crew Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell moved into the lead position with double world champions Nic Asher and Elliot Willis second. This was the first time at this regatta that the Australians Matt Belcher and Malcolm Page... [more]
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2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Bid Guidelines Published
ISAF,
International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published bid guidelines for hosting the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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CrossFit - get fit for sailing without leaving the beach!
Sail-World,
It used to be that the way to get fit for sailing involved going for a run, doing a few press-ups and if you got really serious then maybe a light, weights program. A group of four golfers from the Institute of Golf (iGolf) are using a different form of training - CrossFit - to train for a marathon style relay they will undertake from North Shore City to Wellington, New Zealand from 16-21 August.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Worlds - Gold for Australian sailors in Turkey
Craig Heydon,
Volvo Youth Worlds - The OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team multihull crew of Chase Lurati and Paul Darmanin has won Gold at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Istanbul Turkey. In their debut at the world's largest youth sailing event the Australian pair headed into the final day with an unbeatable nine point lead over the second placed Danish crew and kept... [more]
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Cork Week 2010 - Lulu Belle Uncorked - the final instalment
Anne Stockdale,
Cook Week 2010 - Another Australian report - Day 5 and we're done. If we sailed well today we knew we could take the competition (give or take a place or two) .We awoke to rain, sun, hail, sleet, just a normal Irish summer really. Wilson had returned from partying and gave the crew a pep talk.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship – Medals decided
ISAF,
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship saw a spectacular summer day with warm sunshine and a gusty offshore breeze ranging from 8 – 14 knots which provided a superb last day of racing at the event.... [more]
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Cork Week 2010 - Day five images from Ingrid Abery - Part three
Ingrid Abery,
Cork Week 2010 - Day five imagery from Ingrid Abery - Part three... [more]
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