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 30 Aug 2010
 


A great win for three great Australian sailors John Bertrand, Dog Palfrey and Tom Slingsby in Ireland. Thorough preparation and great decision making from three of our finest sailors.

Now Tom is at the Laser Worlds with another 11 Australian sailors. We wish them all the best and will follow progress with close attention.

Lots of excitement and drama at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - some very very close racing.

Seems like a good time was had by most everyone and there will be more news stories from theis event in the days ahead.

Now the page turns and we are off to the fastest growing regatta in Australia - Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week. Regional media is so supportive of their events. There are daily media conferences with multiple TV stations and newspapers for a week before this event. That just does not happen down south.

Enjoy the news and check back for more, we publish an average of 50 stories each day world-wide.

The Sail-World Team




Etchells Worlds 2010 – John Bertrand has won the World Championships
Sail-World.com,
Etchells World Championship 2010 Howth Ireland. It's the final day, with two races to be sailed to decide the 2010 title.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: 2014 America's Cup - the Backdrop to the Decisions
Richard Gladwell,
With revised America's Cup Protocol due out mid-next week, and the decision on the boat for the 34th America's Cup due a month later it seems that the arrangements for the 2014 regatta are slowly coming into focus. The Protocol itself is not a biggie. It is a living document, and will be amended and tweaked right up to the time that the America's Cup is sailed.... [more]
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Magnetic Island Race Week – fastest growing regatta in Australia
Magnetic Island Race Week Media,
For a quarter of a century, two iconic Queensland yachting events Airlie Beach Race Week and Hamilton Island Race Week, have attracted hundreds of boats from the southern states each August, but very few have ever ventured further north.... [more]
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Laser Worlds 2010 - Practice race cancelled
Sail-World.com UK,
Strong winds disrupted the Laser Worlds at Hayling Island Sailing Club, near Portsmouth on Sunday.... [more]
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Hobie 16 Worlds - Racing starts-stops in the first day of the finals
Paul Pascoe,
Hobie 16 World Championships - The first day of the finals being held in Weihai, China provided some great beach weather, but not as much great sailing weather as sailors would have preferred. The day started promisingly enough with the top 56 sailors for the event greeted with a solid 12 knot onshore breeze.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit 2010 - A Kiwi reprise in Murcia
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Circuit 2010 - Emirates Team New Zealand's return to Cartagena proved something of a repeat performance as the Audi MedCup 2009 champions retained the overall Caja MediterrĂ¡neo Region of Murcia Trophy for the second year in a row on the same waters where they clinched the overall TP52 Series championships title last year.... [more]
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Laser World Championships 2010 - Slingsby bids for third world title
Lindsey Bell,
Laser World Championships 2010 - Australia's Tom Slingsby is hoping that he can extend his run of winning form which starts on Monday at Hayling Island Sailing Club on England's south coast.... [more]
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Groupama sets new record for Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race
Trish Jenkins,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2010 - Volvo Open 70, Groupama, crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron Line today at 11.26.55 (BST) to claim line honours and take both the race and course records.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Just seconds the difference
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The closest divisional battle was within IRC Passage 2 where Harvey Milne's Archambault 31 Aroona from Sydney and the Matthew Owen skippered BH36 Local Hero, racing with a majority ACT crew, fought tooth and nail for seven days over nine races to finish a point apart.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The final cruising encounter
Lisa Ratclff,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The large contingent of cruising boats once again provided the colour and spectacle, particularly in today's Lindeman Island Race when 200 strong fleet split into their respective divisions and set off from the same extended starting line off Hamilton Island's Catseye Bay.... [more]
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New boats winners in Derwent Sailing Squadron Winter Series
Peter Campbell,
The ocean racing yacht Dump Truck and the SB3 sports boat Toll Shipping today finished their first pennant series on the Derwent. In today's fifth and final race, sailed in a light 7-9 knot NNW to N breeze, first place in Division 1 went to Lloyd Clark's Farr 40 Voodoo Chile... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Crosbie Lorimer's Final Day Images
Crosbie Lorimer,
Despite another unpromising cloud covered dawn, the weather for the final day of Race Week - with all divisions sailing an islands course from the Eastern Starting Area - progressively improved as each division started. By mid morning the entire fleet were enjoying classic Race Week conditions with a 10-12 knot southeast breeze and brilliant sunshine.... [more]
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Melbourne Winter Series - It was off to the races - for lunch
John Curnow,
With light and oh so variable winds the order of the day for Race Six of the Melbourne Winter Series, it was never going to be long before the first retirements started to come in.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week images from Howard Wright
Howard Wright images,
Photographer Howard Wright/IMAGE Professional Photography captured these images at the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island RW - Non Spinnaker, SB3 and Super Yacht results
Al Constable,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week final results for the Cruising Non Spinnaker, SB3 and Super Yacht divisions.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island RW Cruising Divisions results Overall
Al Constable,
The final results from Cruising Divisions 1, 2 and 3 at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010.... [more]
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Hobie 16 Worlds - Final day of semi finals
Paul Pascoe,
The final day's racing in the semi-finals started with a wait for wind in the morning, with most people of the opinion that we were in for another day similar to yesterday with no wind all day. The wind picked up and two subsequent races were sailed in perfect 14 - 16 knots of steady breeze and flat water.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit 2010 - Kiwis flying in the breeze to lead
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Circuit 2010 - Back-to-back wins in today's rich diet of one windward-leeward race followed by an exciting 20 miles coastal race sees Emirates Team New Zealand seize the overall lead of the Caja MediterrĂ¡neo Region of Murcia Trophy regatta for the TP52 Series.... [more]
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Little America's Cup: C Class Cats - Canadians successful
New York Yacht Club,
Canadians Fred Eaton and Magnus Clarke, the defenders of the International C-Class Catamaran Trophy – sailed at the NYYC's Harbour Court -- won the first match race today with Canaan; they beat Australians Glenn Ashby and James Spithill on Alpha by about five minutes in light winds.... [more]
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Etchells World Championship 2010 - Bertrand is the new champion
Graham Smith,
Etchells World Championship 2010 - Australian sailing legend John Bertrand and his crew Andrew Palfry and Tom Slingsby wrapped up the title in some style at Howth today (Saturday 28th) with his fifth bullet in eight races and without even needing to sail the final race of the series.... [more]
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Images from Newport: Little America's Cup - the Flying C's
George Bekris,
Photographer George Bekris was on the water for the Little America's Cup being contested in Newport RI, and submitted this stunning image gallery of the racing.... [more]
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Online Entry System launched for 30th Anniversary Pittwater to Coffs
Damian Devine,
The online entry system for the 30th Anniversary Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Race, hosted by the RPAYC, has been launched on the event website. With plenty of interest and a number of entries already in the 30th event, the online entry system in collaboration with Top Yacht, will facilitate the entry process and alleviate the pile of paperwork normally required to enter the Cat 2 race.... [more]
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Loki crowned the new Audi IRC Australian champion
Di Pearson,
In the closest ever finish in the four year history of the Audi IRC Australian Championship, Stephen Ainsworth's Reichel Pugh 63 Loki and Harvey Milne's Archambault 32 Aroona went-blow-for-blow in the fourth and final event at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week to decide the winner, and this afternoon, Ainsworth received Australia's richest prize in sailing.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Saving the best for last
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week saved the best for last with the sun lighting up the turquoise waters and the breezy trade winds bringing the fleet home from the Lindeman Island Race in super quick time to close the curtain on the 27th edition that attracted a strong fleet of 200 boats.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 - Super Yacht photos
Sail-World.com,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 - Last day superyacht images from Andrea Francolini.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 - Clear Air wins again
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 – The Grand Prix handicap fleet winners at Hamilton Island tend to be the very well raced boat that happens to have a size/speed gap that gives it the cleanest air.... [more]
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Laser World Championship 2010 - Slingsby to lead 12 man Aussie squad
Craig Heydon,
Australia's Laser class sailors are busy preparing for the 2010 Laser World Championship in Hayling Island, Great Britain, with racing set to begin on Monday 30 August. Australia will have 12 sailors in the 160 entrant strong fleet, led by dual Laser World Champion and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games representative Tom Slingsby.... [more]
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Video Images from the 18ft skiffs in San Francisco - Day 1
Erik Simonson pressure-drop.us,
Erik Simonson presents a photo image video of all the action from the 18ft skiffs in San Francisco - Day 1... [more]
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C-Class Catamaran Championship Match Racing begins
New York Yacht Club,
The match-racing portion of the International C-Class Catamaran Championship began today between Canaan, sailed by the defenders Fred Eaton and Magnus Clarke, of Canada, and Alpha, Glenn Ashby and James Spithill, of Australia.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island 2010 Lindeman Island Race – the final curtain
Rob Kothe Sail-World.com,
Today in the Grand Prix fleet, Stephen Ainsworth's Gordon Maguire helmed Reichel Pugh 63 Loki has the series wrapped up. However the fight for second and third places is far from over.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island RW - Performance Racing and Non Spinnaker tight
Al Constable,
Today's Lindeman Island race, the final race of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 is all important and will decide the podium placings in many divisions.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island RW - Cruising Div results tight into final day
Al Constable,
Going into the final day of Audi Hamilton Island Race week, the results of today's Lindeman Island race will decide the placings in Cruising Divisions 1, 2 and 3.... [more]
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Bavaria and Salona – Racing a Cruiser
John Curnow,
North South Yachting is supporting their 14 vessels at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week with a full service team. Bob Mulkearns has been going to Hamilton Island for 20 years. Whilst the majority of the vessels from Bavaria and Salona are in the cruising divisions, Bob is quick to point out that ‘Racing a cruising boat, is as much fun as anything else.'... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2010 - Ingrid Abery's images day 5
Sail-World.com,
British photographer Ingrid Abery is on the water at the 2010 Howth Etchells Worlds and here is a selection of images from the second last day of the Championships.... [more]
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Etchells World Championship - Getting tighter - full results
Graham Smith,
Australia's John Bertrand retained his grip on the World Etchells Championship title at Howth but he needed the abandonment of the eighth race in the series due to lack of wind to maintain that position with a day to go... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship Skippers confirmed
ISAF,
The skipper line up for the 2010 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championships is confirmed. Relative newcomer to the women's match racing circuit after making the transition from the Yngling, Renee Groeneveld (NED) will be making her Women's Worlds debut in 2010. Groeneveld won her first ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta at Skandia Sail for Gold in 2009 and followed this with a win Palma this year,... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts - extended interview
Martin Tasker,
BMW Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts talks with TVNZ's sailing reporter, Martin Tasker about how the US America's Cup Defender see the 34th America's Cup shaping up in a 21 minute interview recorded last Wednesday.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week images from Andrea Francolini
Sail-World.com,
Another great day at the office for photograpgher Andrew Francolini. Enjoy Andrea's images from Audi Hamilton Island Race Week today.... [more]
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Images from the LittleAC: US Challenger's wingsail demolished
Daniel Forster,
Top international sailing photographer, Daniel Forster, was on hand to catch the action in the Little AC (aka the Little America's Cup) as the US challenger, Aethon's wing sail was demolished just a few minutes into the opening race of the 2010 event.... [more]
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Hobie 16 Worlds - No wind equals no racing
Paul Pascoe,
After ten straight days of consistent breeze, today the wind deserted the beach at Weihai, China. Racing will contine in the Semi-Finals tomorrow.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Crosbie Lorimer's Images Day 6
Crosbie Lorimer,
Crosbie Lorimer followed the Performance, Passage and Cruising Divisions on their around the islands race on another cool day with a steady 10-12 knot breeze.... [more]
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From the bush to the sea, Mt Isa boys storm Audi Hamilton Island RW
Lisa Ratcliff,
Larrikin Greg Fietz, a spray painter and panel beater from Mt Isa, his older brother and a couple of close mates who all grew up together in the Queensland mining town and had never sailed before have become minor celebrities at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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Etchells World Championships images from Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery is at the Etchells World Championships in Dublin, Ireland. Enjoy these images from the action.... [more]
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