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 16 Aug 2010
 


Doing it tough in the Whitsundays at the moment, sitting overlooking Abel Point Marina, just before sunset.

Congratulations to the Australian Sailing Team, four gold and a silver in Weymouth, only about 5 metres from five Golds, now if we can bottle that performance and bring it out in 2012!!

After three light weather days, expecting 20 knots on Pioneer Bay tomorrow for Day 4 of Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - we will bring you all the action.

Lots of news, so good reading. Now we will hit the send button and then open a few Coopers Reds.

The Sail-World Team



Skandia Sail for Gold - Four Golds and Silver for Aussies on top
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team has won three Golds and a Silver medal on a thrilling final day of the 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, England, to make that Four Golds and a Silver overall.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing to chase circumnavigation record on Brindabella
Ian Thomson media,
After smashing the solo circumnavigation of Australia record by 26 days in June this year, Ian Thomson, skipper of SOS Ocean Racing announced that he wanted to go around again the following year to break the monohull record held by David Pescud's 'Kaz'. Kaz was part of the sailor's with disabilities program when it set the current record of 37d:1h:23m:7s.... [more]
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Drastically reduced accommodation for Hamilton Island Race week!
Kristie Kaighin,
Still need accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week? We have some fantastic options left - drastically reduced rates!... [more]
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e-marineworld.com.au at Airlie Beach Race Week – Day 3
e-marineworld.com.au,
Fantastic day of sailing with brilliant courses set by the race committee ensuring close racing between each class.... [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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18ft Skiff International Regatta - Thrills aplenty on the Bay
Rich Roberts,
The powers ruling the next America's Cup want to make sailing a spectator sport, they need look no farther than their own front yard for a primo demo with the ninth annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta starting Sunday.... [more]
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Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 Day 1 - Irish set formidable pace
Trish Jenkins,
Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 was grabbed by the throat on the opening day by Ireland. With two windward-leeward races held in the Solent, the three Irish boats won in each of their classes. In the second race, the team's otherwise perfect scoreline was only tarnished by their mid-sized boat, posting a second. With six days of competition left, the Irish, on 7 points, already hold a huge lead.... [more]
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19th Hobie 16 Worlds in Weihai, China - Racing imminent
Anthony Duchatel,
Racing starts tomorrow in the Masters and Grandmasters series at the Hobie 16 Worlds in Weihai, China. The venue is now ready with the completion of the sailing centre. Chinese organisers and craftsman have established a magnificent stage for the launch of the World titles and for up to 400 sailors from around the World.... [more]
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It's a beautiful day for the Melbourne Winter Series
John Curnow,
Goldfinger got today's gun in Race Five of the Melbourne Winter Series to add to her one a fortnight ago. The Reichel-Pugh penned, Gienah, took out Division Two, which also raced the approximately 21nm passage-race course. 'A lovely sail, flatter than anticipated with the breeze staying mostly out of the North at the 20knot mark, but by 1300hrs it had actually slid back down to 10kn.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 3 - Postcard Sailing
Rob Kothe,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 3 was yet another glorious Whitsunday day. Progressively the divisions were gunned away from around 1.00pm in six to seven knots of wind, heading out on Course 5/6, a Pioneer Bay triangular course, set between Bluff, Grimston and Pioneer Points.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Day 3 images
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Media,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2010 Sunday Day 3 images... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2010 - Scott is Britain's golden boy in Weymouth
Lindsey Bell,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2010 - Giles Scott claimed Britain's only gold out of a total of eight medals at the regatta in Weymouth and Portland, and in doing so ended teammate Ben Ainslie's six year unbeaten run in the Olympic Finn class.... [more]
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Skandia Sail For Gold: Action images from the Medal Races
Cathy Vercoe,
Cathy Vercoe of Luvmyboat.com presents this gallery of images from the Final Day of the Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta at Weymouth... [more]
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Images from the Medal Races: Drama and changes on the Final Day
onEdition,
Onedition present a gallery of images from the final day of competition from the Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week - A friendly adventure
Al Constable,
While thousands of yachts have ventured up the Australian east coast to winter in the Whitsundays, few of them have been further north. Now an ever growing number of the yachts are discovering Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week.... [more]
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Seawind Whitsunday Bareboat Open Day has vessels and fashion parades
Seawind Whitsunday Bareboat Open Day,
Seawind Whitsunday Bareboat Open Day has vessels and fashion parades - The fashion parades at 10.00am and midday are themed Beach, Boat and Bay and include rleading international and local fashion and nautical brands, along with a bit of fun.... [more]
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Australian teens ready to set sail at the Youth Olympic Games
Australian Youth Olympic Team,
Australian teens ready to set sail at the Youth Olympic Games - Queensland's Madison Kennedy and Western Australia's Mark Spearman have been busy training to get ready for competition in Singapore from August 14-26.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Weather or not?
Kenn Batt,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2010 Day 3- weather forecast by Meterologist Kenn Batt... [more]
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PWA World Cup 2010 Alacati day six - Full force havoc
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup 2010 Alacati, Turkey, Day Six - Micah Buzianis and Valerie Arrighetti claim victory on the crystal clear waters of Alacati, and Antoine Albeau secures yet another slalom world title with an event to spare!... [more]
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Rolex Commodores' Cup - No clear cut favorite
Trish Jenkins,
Rolex Commodores' Cup - International entries from as far afield as Hong Kong and South Africa have descended on Cowes ready for Sunday's start.... [more]
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Skandia Sail For Gold 2010 - Aussie Bling...
Lucy Harwood,
Skandia Sail For Gold 2010 - Australia went home laden with gold after an astonishing week of racing in Weymouth Bay – the 2012 Olympic venue. The Aussies picked up gold in four classes; Women's Match Racing, the Skud-18, the Laser Men, and the 49er class.... [more]
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Skandia Sail For Gold 2010 - Belcher and Page win silver and gold
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Skandia Sail for Gold - Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page, Australia's Golden Boys won the silver medal at the finale of the ISAF World Cup circuit. Australia's Golden Boys have grossed two gold and three silver medals in the seven World Cup events for the year. Their dominance of the Men's 470 Class throughout stands out among all of the other Olympic Class sailors' records this year.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - Great Scott breaks Ainslie's record run
Robert Deaves,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - An eighth place finish in the medal race was enough for Giles Scott (GBR) to break the longest standing record in Finn sailing history. Ben Ainslie (GBR), undefeated in the Finn for six years, could only finish third, behind both Jonathan Lobert (FRA) and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) and dropped to fourth overall.... [more]
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Airlie Beach Race Week - Three mermaids ...
e-marineworld.com.au,
Airlie Beach Race Week report from e-marineworld.com.au. Postponement, light winds, sun, fun, drinks, laughter and water fights sum up the first two hours. While some boats relaxed having their sandwiches and salad, one boat was seen receiving a delivery of hamburgers and rum.... [more]
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PredictWind: Afternoon change for Day 6 of Skandia Sail for Gold
Richard Gladwell,
PredictWind.com is forecasting an afternoon change for the final 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 northerly direction.... [more]
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Skandia Sail For Gold: Reports from the Medal races plus Video
Richard Gladwell,
Race reports from the Medal Races on Finals Day of the Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta: Laser, Laser Radials,Star,Finns,RSX Mens... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Day 2- Tough Day at the Office
Al Constable,
Under brilliant blue skies the fleet headed out into Pioneer Bay this morning for day 2 of Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week. PRO Tony Denham gunned thethe fleets away on Course 11 to White Rock, shortly after noon.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week images Day 2
Airlie Beach Race Week Media,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Images from Day 2... [more]
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Solid Start for Black Swan Racing at Baltic Match Tour Stockholm
Black Swan Racing,
Black Swan Racing completed five races of the round robin stage and finished with a score of 4 wins 1 loss.... [more]
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e-marineworld.com.au at Airlie Beach Race Week – Day 1
e-marineworld.com.au,
Tim Pepperell and Robin Reiger from e-marineworld, Australia's newest online chandlery, are reporting from Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - Aussie crew win Gold medal
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Skud 18 crew of Daniel Fitzgibbon and Rachael Cox have won the country's first Gold medal at the 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, England. Cox was happy with the win, just a couple of weeks after their Bronze medal at the 2010 IFDS World Championship.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - Gold for Aussie Skud-18 team
Lucy Harwood,
Skandia Sail for Gold created its first 2010 Champions today in three classes. In the other ten classes, it was also judgment day of a kind. The drop was looming yesterday, and this evening we can see the big names that didn't make the cut for tomorrow's medal race.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Day 2 Weather - Early Glass?
Kenn Batt,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Here is this morning's forecast by meterologist Kenn Batt for Day 2 of the 21st annual regatta. It was a great day in paradise yesterday, but I still can't explain the 'glassout' with that synoptic situation? Such are the vagaries of weather! A shame about the wind today! But at least the rest of the weather will be nice.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup 2009/10 - Mixing it up with the Olympic stars
ISAF,
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2009/10 - The success of almost any major sports event is now dependent on the volunteers and their connection with the event. The final regatta in Weymouth has attracted a record fleet of nearly 700 boats and requires a large team to manage them. At this years regatta there are around 350 volunteers.... [more]
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'Letters from the Caribbean' - Treleavens' new book
Lee Mylchreest,
For years now, Sail-World has been publishing the serialised story of Ian and Andrea Treleaven, who cruised, first the Med and then the Caribbean, sending back 'Letters' telling of their adventures. After the success of their first book, 'Letters from the Med', they have now released a second, 'Letters from the Caribbean'.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Finn focus - Casey into Medal race
Robert Deaves IFA,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta Day Five brought lighter and more fickle winds in Weymouth Bay and a real mix of results in the Finn fleet. The final qualification race was crucial for most of the top 10. Race nine was sailed in 10 knots and under and brought some new faces to the front of the fleet as well as sealing the fate of several sailors.... [more]
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PWA World Cup 2010 Alacati, Turkey - Sheltering in the shade
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup 2010 Alacati, Turkey day five. After a couple of hours on standby the Meltemi fought back, and with gusts of 14kts, caused those sailors in the early heats to frantically rig in time for the start. Unfortunately, the wind was simply playing games with everyone, and just as the start sequence was about to begin, huge holes appeared in the course.... [more]
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Skandia Sail For Gold 2010 - Belcher and Page assured of Medal
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
At the end of the Finals in the Men's 470 event at Skandia Sail for Gold, Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page are in second place. Today's conditions were fickle with wind pressure ranging from to 12 knots. According to Belcher, 'The shifts were even bigger than yesterday's. It wasn't as windy, so we didn't have autotacks, just big headers.'... [more]
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PredictWind: Steady breezes again for Day 5 of Skandia Sail for Gold
Richard Gladwell,
PredictWind.com is forecasting steady breezes for the final 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 northerly direction.... [more]
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Sail Brisbane Notice of Race now available
Suellen Hurling,
Sail Brisbane is the first leg of the Sail Down Under Series and kicks off at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) on Monday 29 November 2010.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week – One glorious day
Rob Kothe,
The 120 boat start line was diminished slightly this morning with two notable absentees. News late this morning that despite the best efforts of her delivery crew Jim Farmer's Georgia has been delayed by the rough weather from the coastal low on her passage from New Zealand and will miss at least part of the regatta. The other shock withdrawal Ray Roberts Evolution Racing, the 2008 winner... [more]
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Sail Brisbane 2010 - Notice of Race now available
Suellen Hurling,
Sail Brisbane is the first leg of the Sail Down Under Series and kicks off at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) on Monday 29 November 2010.... [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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Noosa Club hosts Laser Queensland Identification & Development Program
Paul Blundell,
Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club will host the Yachting Queensland 2010 Laser QIDP Camp in Oct. The 'Live In' weekend camp is designed for both 4.7 and Radial Junior and Youth sailors.... [more]
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Doyle Sails Aus is looking for a new crew member at its Sydney base
Guy Waddilove,
As part of our continuing expansion plan in Sydney we are looking to bolster our sales team. We are looking for a keen, competitive sailor to base out of our Rushcutters Bay loft working around the Sydney area. The successful candidate will have experience in sales and ideally will have a background in competitive sailing.... [more]
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Baltic Match Race, Stockholm - Skippers ready
Henrik Grape,
ATSea Baltic Match Race, Stockholm is running from August 13th to 15th 2010. AtSea Baltic Match Race is the first of three regattas in the Baltic Match Tour. The Baltic Match Tour is a new and unique match racing event that consists of three ISAF grade 2 regattas sailed 'back to back' during nine days in a row in Sweden, Estonia and Finland 13-21/8.... [more]
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e-marineworld.com at Airlie Beach Race Week
e-marineworld.com,
Tim Pepperell and Robin Reiger from e-marineworld Australia's newest online chandlery, will be reporting all week for Airlie Beach Race Week.... [more]
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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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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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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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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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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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