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 13 Aug 2010
 


Australians going well at Skandia Sail for Gold.

We are just going out on the water at Airlie Beach.

Wish you were here..

The Sail-World Team



Skandia Sail for Gold 2010 - Australians on track for medal harvest
Craig Heydon,
The competition is heating up on the water at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta as the fleets head towards the business end of the event with a number of Australian crews in contention for medals with two days of racing remaining.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Perfect weather for Day One
Rob Kothe,
With a record 1000+ sailors on the water, 120 yachts of all sizes and shapes boats are set for the 21st annual Meridien Marinna Airlie Beach Race Week start at 11am this morning on a sparkling Pioneer Bay. There will more than just a little Kiwi flavour about the front of the fleet in the Grand Prix division, with the top four 50 footers all New Zealand built with ownership divided between two cam... [more]
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2010 Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Day One Weather
Kenn Batt,
The 900m (gradient wind) at the time of constructing this forecast was 190deg 22kn. The direction is expected to hang in during the day with the speed slowly easing by some 5-10kn. This should see strongest winds this morning, easing during the day. This situation will not allow a sea breeze (even a weak one) to develop but should allow some 10-14kn of pressure over much of the race course today c... [more]
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North Sails 3Di - The How and Why
Rob Kothe Sail-World.com,
During the lead up to the 32nd Americas Cup, the Swiss Alinghi team hoisted sails on their boat so unique, that it had tongues wagging and people speculating as to just what were those unique, solid black looking sails with no apparent Mylar film.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Finn focus - Leaderboard shuffle
Robert Deaves/IFA,
The leader every day so far Jonathan Lobert (FRA) slipped to second while Ed Wright (GBR) climbed to third after winning race eight. The highest climber on Wednesday, Giles Scott (GBR), did it again in race seven leading round the top mark from Allen Burrell (GBR) and Tapio Nirkko (FIN).... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Day 4 - The first cut was the deepest...
Lucy Harwood,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2010 - Today we saw the gold fleets split off. The majority of the sailors were dispatched to silver and bronze fleets – with no more chance at the podium. But if that was a deep cut, then the next will hurt even more, as many top seeds have just one more day to rescue themselves. Tomorrow night the top ten will be decided for Saturday's medal races, and if you have to be in... [more]
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PWA World Cup 2010 Alacati, Turkey - Day four wind fails to blow
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup 2010 Alacati, Turkey – Another windless day in paradise leaves Buzianis and Arrighetti sitting pretty at the top whilst their rivals eagerly await the return of the Meltemi.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship 2010 - No final day appearance
Justin Chisholm,
Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship 2010 - Despite the willingness of both the competitors and the Race Committee to do everything possible to complete the final two races in Tallin, Estonia, the wind refused to make an appearance on the final day. After a wait of several hours, the one painfully light airs race which did get under way had to be abandoned part way down the first downwind leg.... [more]
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Jeanneau launches new 360 Docking System!
Mainsheet Media,
Jeanneau has launched the first production-built yacht equipped with the new 360 Docking manoeuvring system. It marks the beginning of a new era in manoeuvring yachts at close quarters. The system integrates a pivoting sail drive and the bow thruster with a joystick control. The joystick makes complicated and stressful docking manoeuvres child's play.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Closer on the water, more popular ashore
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Three of the five regattas which comprise the 2010 Audi MedCup Circuit has now seen three of it's five regattas contested, as the world's leading regatta circuit visited three different countries, Portugal in May, France in June and Spain in July.... [more]
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PredictWind: Steady breezes for Day 4 of Skandia Sail for Gold
Richard Gladwell,
PredictWind.com is forecasting steady breezes for the fourth day of racing on the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, being sailed at the 2012 Olympic venue. According to PredictWind they will enjoy breezes from a north westerly direction.... [more]
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Both superyachts racing at Hamilton Island use Doyle Sails
Guy Waddilove,
Doyle Sails dominance in the superyacht (100ft+) sector is clearly illustrated by the fact that both of the superyachts racing at this years Hamilton Island Race Week have chosen to exclusively use sails from Doyle. Both Kokomo (58 metres) and Perseus (50 metres) have complete sets of Doyle sails onboard and can compete with the knowledge that they will receive full support from Doyle Australia.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Finn focus - Double win closes points at the top
Robert Deaves,
Skandia Sail for Gold - Double win for Scott closes points at the top - Overnight the top 10 had changed slightly. A protest for redress for an error in moving the windward mark from Dan Slater, Ben Ainslie and Ed Wright gave them all average points which significantly improved their position after day two and gave them something to consolidate on Wednesday.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship - Critical day for those with aspirations
Justin Chisholm,
With three races scheduled happily the weather gods smiled on Tallinn today, providing eight to twelve knot breezes. the penultimate day of the Championship... [more]
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PWA World Cup Alacati - Former world champion still ahead
Paul Griffiths,
Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup - Former world champion still ahead - After a full day on hold, former world champion, Micah Buzianis (JP, NeilPryde) remains at the front of the men's fleet, and 2009 world champion, Antoine Albeau (JP, NeilPryde). Valerie Arrighetti (Tabou, Loft, Mystic) is still leading the women.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - Race wins all round for Aussies
Craig Heydon,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2010 day three turned on much more favourable conditions for sailors with moderate breeze and clear skies allowing the fleets to catch up on racing lost on Tuesday.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold images from Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
These Skandia Sail for Gold images are presented by photographer Ingrid Abery... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - High fliers roped back into pack
Lucy Harwood,
At the top end the high-fliers from the first three days were roped up and hauled back into the pack – the leaderboard has got tighter almost everywhere.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2010 - Australian 470 sailors on fire
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2010 - Australian 470 sailors Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page posted two second place finishes to their scoreline today to move into the Finals of Skandia Sail for Gold in second place.... [more]
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The Medal Maker celebrates his 60th birthday
James Boyd (The Daily Sail),
As one of the world's most renowned sailing coaches, Victor Kovalenko, celebrated his 60th birthday on 5 August. One of the not so secret weapons behind the success of the Australian Olympic team is their Ukrainian born Head Coach, Victor Kovalenko.... [more]
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PredictWind: Lighter winds for Day 3 of Skandia Sail for Gold
Richard Gladwell,
PredictWind.com is forecasting a lighter breezes for the third day of racing on the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, being sailed at the 2012 Olympic venue. According to PredictWind they will enjoy much lighter winds than yesterday's breezes of up to 25 kts. The direction will generally be parallel with the coast, or maybe offshore.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Esimit Europa 2 heading for Malta
Regattanews.com,
At 606-nautical-miles the Rolex Middle Sea Race is a major test in anyone's programme and once again, the 31st edition is attracting the usual mix of professional and Corinthian adventurers. At present 25 yachts have committed themselves to the challenge.... [more]
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SailTV: Skandia Sail For Gold
Sail-World,
Live and replay coverage of the Skandia Sail For Gold being sailed off Weymouth, England. This event is our first look at the venue and form for the 2012 Olympic venue and competitors. Live and replay coverage of the World Match Race tour, is also available from the same menu, along with the Louis Vuitton Trophy replays. Have a look at the new VirtualEye Interactive - run your own replays... [more]
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National Maritime Museum celebrates International Lighthouse Day
Australian National Maritime Museum,
Celebrate International Lighthouse Day with our fun and mysterious after-dark tour of the museum's very own lighthouse and museum galleries with our resident stowaway Stormy Grey.... [more]
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CYCA's SOLAS Trusts donation to Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport
Jennifer Crooks,
Yacht Club of Australia Sydney Hobart Yacht Race's donation - This is the second donation the CYCA SOLAS Trusts has made to VMR Southport, with the first donation of $13,000 made in March 2007 for equipment for its then new rescue vessel.... [more]
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ISAF International Judge Seminar in December in Sydney
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia and the next ISAF International Judge Seminar - The International Judge Seminar is a requirement for becoming an ISAF International Judge and attendees will be given the opportunity to take the written test at the end of the seminar.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Alacati - Consistency pays on day two
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
On the second day of racing in Alacati the PWA's fastest were greeted with wall-to-wall sunshine and a gentle breeze. Luckily the wind swiftly strengthened throughout the morning allowing the competition to commence in glamorous conditions by midday.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Finn focus - Win for Brendan Casey
Robert Deaves,
The great British weather arrived for day two of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth with wind building from almost nothing in the morning to wet and very windy conditions in the afternoon. After one race the fleet was sent ashore in heavy seas, driving rain and winds around 25 knots. Once ashore racing was cancelled for the Finns.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - Sunshine for Belcher and Page despite weather
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2010 -It was all sunshine for Australia's Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page today. They won both of today's Men's 470 races.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - Wild weather rules
Craig Heydon,
After a lack of wind at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta had racing postponed until midday and then the breeze quickly built up with gusts above 25 knots on much of the race course leaving a number of fleets to battle the heavy winds and high seas while others didn't even get the chance to leave shore... [more]
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Skandia Sail For Gold: Vive la France!
Into the Blue media,
It was forecast to be big Tuesday, at the Skandia Sail For Gold regatta, a couple of days ago – Doug Charko, the USA Team AlphaGraphics weather man told us on Sunday it would be 15-20 knots and gusting 25 - and so it was, with 49ers, Stars and Finns all sent back to the harbor early, and the SKUD-18's not racing at all. Unfortunately for Doug, when the fleet was greeted with a flat calm this morni... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship - Shifty conditions test tacticians
Justin Chisholm and Fiona Brown,
2010 Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship day four in Tallin, Estonia saw two races sailed. Japan's Kan Yamada on Bros who is competing at his first ever Melges 24 World Championship, looked a little shell-shocked by his victory in the final race of the day.... [more]
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Rolex Commodores' Cup – 2010 team line-up complete!
Trish Jenkins,
Rolex Commodores' Cup commences on Sunday, 15 August, with the first race scheduled for 10:30am and, as one would expect, there has been no shortage of activity since close of challenges for the 10th biennial edition.... [more]
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Comments invited on Yachting Australia Special Regulations
Craig Heydon,
Interested parties are invited to comment on draft amendments to the Yachting Australia Special Regulations. The draft amendments address a range of issues including hull design and construction standards, the wearing of PFDs, GPS capability in EPIRBS and PLBs, and lifebuoys.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship images from Pierrick Contin
Pierrick Contin images,
Pierrick Contin images from day three of the Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship 2010... [more]
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PredictWind: Mixed bag of breeze for Day 2 of Skandia Sail for Gold
Richard Gladwell,
PredictWind.com is forecasting a mixed bag of breezes for the second day of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, being sailed at the 2012 Olympic venue. According to PredictWind the competitors will experience a mix of breezes today with the winds being light for the morning and then changing direction as the strong sea breeze comes in for the afternoon.... [more]
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18ft Skiff UK Grand Prix – Round one complete
Frank Quealey,
UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix's first round was sailed from Stone Sailing Club and resulted in a win for the recent German Grand Prix winning Pica team of James Mears, Stewart Mears, Sandy Ramus. Invested (Mason Woodworth) finished second with Hyde (Jack Grogan) in third place.... [more]
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Stunning sailing off Magnetic Island lures back southerners
Tracey Johnstone,
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week's warm waters, great competition and north Queensland hospitality has lured back southerners for another year. Entries have come from as far south as Victoria, New South Wales and southern Queensland across the six divisions.... [more]
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Hobie 16 World Championships come to China
Anthony Duchatel,
Billed as one of the top international events in China since the Beijing Olympics and Shanghai World Expo, the Hobie 16 World championships will be the largest single class catamaran series ever to be held. The Chinese hosts and event organisors have left nothing to chance. The new club house building and event headquarters is nearing completion while 60 new Hobie Cat® 16's have arrived on site.... [more]
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Australia's Seawind Catamarans awarded for global success
Sandman PR,
Seawind Catamarans has been named Australian Marine Exporter of the Year at the 2010 Australian International Marine Export (AIMEX) awards. Announced during the recent Sydney International Boat Show, Seawind was also awarded for the Best Marine Industry Export Marketing Strategy. Seawind Catamarans is Australia's largest designer and builder of ocean capable cruising catamarans.... [more]
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Newport Apartments, Mooloolaba waterfront views and hospitality
Jeni Bone,
Founding sponsor for the past 14 years of the Etchells Australasian Winter Championships at Mooloolaba, and excellent vantage point to enjoy uninterrupted views of the venue, Newport Apartments Mooloolaba looks forward to the 'annual northern migration' of the sailing fraternity.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup racing begins at final round in England
Craig Heydon,
ISAF Sailing World Cup final round racing is underway with a number of Australian crews having a strong opening day at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2010 in Weymouth, England.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - Finn Focus in Weymouth day one
Robert Deaves,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - A first and a second for Jonathan Lobert (FRA) in the Finn fleet on day one in Weymouth gives him a clear lead over team mate Thomas Le Breton (FRA) in second and European Champion Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) in third, after most of the fleet had a very mixed day.... [more]
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America's Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion - Sailing's 'Royalty' reunite
Jan Harley,
America's Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion - The members of sailing's royal court include any veteran of the storied 12 Metre era racing that stretched from 1958 to 1987. With 80 teams competing as contenders or defenders, there is a cadre of sailors whose involvement in the Cup – as skipper, crew, afterguard, designer, builder, syndicate member, race manager or press – has earned them admittance.... [more]
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Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Race - All over for another year
Suellen Hurling,
The fourth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race, hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, has wrapped up for another year with Wild Oats X taking out the overall IRC result and claiming the Club Marine Cup.... [more]
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Techno 293 U.S. National Championships Record turnout
Nevin Sayre,
The Techno 293 U.S. National Championship crowned new champions after three days of ideal conditions at Vineyard Haven Yacht Club. Thirty-four competitors traveled from as far as Mexico, USVI, Canada, California, and Florida to compete in Under 19, U17, U15, and U13 age groups. Video from the first day of competition can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHyrp4Gl6GQ... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2010 - The return of the king?
Lucy Harwood,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2010 - It cannot have been an easy decision for the triple Olympic gold medalist, Ben Ainslie, to return to the Finn class. Ainslie completely dominated the Finn, unbeaten between 2004 and 2008, winning gold medals at both the bookending Olympic regattas. Ainslie was the man who put the bite into Dennis Connor's book title, ‘No Excuse to Lose'.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - Ainslie happy with opening of his comeback
Lindsey Bell,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - British sailing legend Ben Ainslie blew the cobwebs off his Finn dinghy on the opening day at Weymouth and Portland on Monday (9 August) where he's competing in the Olympic Class for the first time since clinching Beijing gold two years ago.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship 2010 - Grip tightens on top spot
Fiona Brown/Justin Chisholm,
Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship 2010, day three had relief all round when the Baltic waters off Tallin, Estonia finally delivered wind conditions worthy of this World Championship. Breezes quickly built from eight knots this morning up to eighteen knots at times this afternoon, enabling the seventy-nine-boat fleet to complete three exciting races.... [more]
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X-Yachts Gold Cup at La Marina di Scarlino, in Maremma Tuscany
Ufficio Stampa Club Nautico Scarlino,
Steiner X-Yachts Gold Cup will kick off on August 30th at La Marina di Scarlino, in Maremma, Tuscany with the Island of Elba and of Montecristo providing a breathtaking natural backdrop. The regatta will consist of four events for Danish built X-Yachts and is organized by the Yacht Club Italiano and the Club Nautico Scarlino, in collaboration with X-Yachts Italia and in partnership with Steiner.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Alacati, Turkey 2010 – Two bullets and an early leader
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup 2010 - Buzianis scores two bullets to take a convincing early event lead, whilst Arrighetti reminds Jaggi that the tour's far from over!... [more]
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