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 07 Sep 2010
 


The BIA Try Crewing Day is this coming Sunday - please make sure all the potential crew you know are on alert!!

Tom Slingsby third Laser title yesterday. We talked to Tom just an hour or so after he came ashore and will run that interview tomorrow.

Peter Mosley from Middle Harbour won the Audi at Hamilton Island Race Week.

All the news from Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week, which comes to the climax today. Channel Race for the Multihulls, Cruising 1&2 and Cruising Non Spinnaker today, with IRC and PHS doing Windward Leewards.



Try Crewing on a sailing boat
BIA NSW,
Have you ever dreamt about being part of a yacht crew? The Boating Industry Association in conjunction with Yachting NSW have partnered with selected clubs in Newcastle, the Central Coast and Sydney to let people try this magnificent pastime for free.... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week day 3 - The Magnet
Magnetic Island Race Week Media,
Guy Meakin the skipper of Peggy was smiling as he came ashore today. ‘We normally sail on the Noosa River, so that makes us light wind specialists. We won our division at Airlie Beach, came third at Hammo and if we can manage to keep our boat under the mast, we should go OK here (three bullets so far, indicates a little modesty.) 'The place has a really good vibe –just makes you want to... [more]
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Laser Worlds - Birthday boy Slingsby wins third championship
Craig Heydon,
Laser World Championship - Birthday boy Slingsby wins third championship - Slingsby, who was celebrating his 26th birthday on the final day of racing at Hayling Island in Great Britain, has added the 2010 Laser World Championship to his 2007 and 2008 titles and also the 2010 Etchell World Championship he won with John Bertrand and Andrew Palfrey just over a week ago.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait regatta -Superstars Slingsby and Outteridge on board
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
Two of Australia's international sailing superstars, Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge, will participate in this year's Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta on Lake Macquarie during the October long weekend to raise funds for men's cancer research and support program.... [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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RS100 UK National Championship 2010 at Parkstone Yacht Club
James Brace,
RS100 Dakine UK National Championship - The weekend of the fourth and fifth of September 2010 saw the inaugural race get underway at Parkstone Yacht Club with a surprising 43 entries- not bad for a class that's only been going for six months!... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Day 1 - Sailing giants in Sardinia
Jill Campbell,
The Mini Maxis completed two windward-leeward races, the first started at 12.15 p.m. and saw Alegre - whose crew is a mix of nationalities ranging from the UK, to Spain, New Zealand and South Africa – take victory over Neville Crichton's Shockwave (NZL).... [more]
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Open 470 European Championships - In the balance till the very end
Andy Rice,
With the great mosques of Istanbul providing the most dramatic of backdrops, the outcome of the 2010 Open 470 European Championships remained in the balance until the final leg of the men's Medal Race.... [more]
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PWA - Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final - Windless
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
With glorious blue skies and a light offshore breeze, sunbathing and swimming were the main activities in Almanarre today. The entire day was spent on standby.... [more]
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Former Olympian finds winning Formula on the water
2B Sailing,
C2 Formula 18 - Holland-based sailor Darren Bundock and new crewmate Jeroen van Leeuwen have extended their impressive winning run in Formula 18 racing with the pair racing off with their third successive victory on the cat in just 3 weeks.... [more]
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ISAF publish 2012 Olympic Qualification System
ISAF,
ISAF has published the 2012 Olympic Qualification System as approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition to be staged in Weymouth and Portland will feature 380 athletes competing across 10 events.... [more]
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RYCV launches the first Tackers program in Melbourne's west
David Seaman,
RYCV launches the first Tackers program in Melbourne's west. Just in time for summer, RYCV can now take training from primary school to adult.... [more]
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Manly 16ft Skiff Club's fleet - Ready to fire
James Bury,
Competition among Manly 16ft Skiff Club's fleet is predicted to be tighter than usual over the 2010/11 season – but it was two familiar names at the head of the pack when the new campaign got underway on Saturday.... [more]
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Mathieu Richard wins the ‘King of the Mountain' in spectacular style
WMRT Media,
Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team won the ‘King of the Mountain' title today in spectacular style, taking a huge stride towards his quest to become the 2010 ISAF Match Racing World Champion. Having toyed with the teams all week at the St. Moritz Match Race, it was on the final day that the Maloja wind truly kicked in, bringing with it a supreme display of match racing for which the... [more]
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Maxi Rolex Cup ready to roll in Porto Cervo
Jill Campbell,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 racing, which features 49 of the world's largest, fastest and most spectacular racing maxi yachts, is due to start tomorrow, 6th September. Although this is the 21st edition of the regatta organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the fleet of sailing giants docked in Porto Cervo Marina is the largest recorded in recent years.... [more]
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Match Racing Youth Championships - One day to go!
Shane Smith,
The Tasmanian crew lead by Elliot Noye still lead the Australian Youth Match Racing Championships with one day to play after another strong performance today with a 5-1 score for the day. The Gold Coast was not it's usual sunny weather with rain setting in early in the day. Winds were light to moderate Northerly's and a touch of westerly kept the competitors on their toes as they battled to....... [more]
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Laser World Championship - Slingsby secures third title
Laser Worlds,
Laser World Championship - With a fourteenth from a dramatic, blustery 14th and final race off England's Hayling Island Australia's Tom Slingsby clinched his third Champion title in four years ahead of Skandia Team GBR's Nick Thompson who took silver.... [more]
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Australian Youth Match Championship 2010 - RYCT team leads
Peter Campbell,
Australian Youth Match Racing Championship 2010 - The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania team led by Elliott Noye continues to lead into the second round-robin of racing at Southport Yacht Club on the Queensland Gold Coast.... [more]
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Finn World Champion Wright is crowned
Lindsey Bell,
Finn World Championship - Ed Wright signalled his intent on the sole British Finn berth at the London 2012 sailing event after an emphatic victory in San Francisco on Saturday (4 September), with teammate Giles Scott also claiming bronze.... [more]
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Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 Almanarre, Hyeres, Final – Day Two
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 - Gentle winds halt the proceedings on day two of the women's slalom final leaving the sailors to bask in the glorious Mediterranean sunshine on the beautiful beach of Almanarre.... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week - Soft Shoe Shuffle
Magnetic Island Race Week Media,
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week 2010 Day 2 – Another challenging day on the water, definitely a soft shoe shuffle and some crews seem to have their choreography just right.... [more]
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Wet and windy finish to Bellerive Yacht Club's Winter Series
Peter Campbell,
Today's final race was sailed on a wet and windy day on the River Derwent, with a sou'sou'westerly breeze of up to 20 knots, with some stronger gusts sweeping down from the snow-capped Mount Wellington.... [more]
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Laser Worlds - Slingsby hoping for great birthday present
Craig Heydon,
Australian sailor Tom Slingsby will be hoping for the perfect birthday present, a third World Championship in four years, when the 2010 Laser World Championship reaches its conclusion on Sunday at Hayling Island, Great Britain.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup - Wright does it right
Robert Deaves,
Ed Wright (GBR) put a wrong to right today in winning the Finn Gold Cup in San Francisco. It has been an enigma of the class that the former world number one had never won a world title.... [more]
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WMRT: A Touch of Luck defines Day 4 of the St Moritz Match Race
WMRT Media,
On a frustrating day for the World Match Racing Tour as six teams battled to reach the semi-finals of the St. Moritz Match Race, perhaps the biggest fight was off the water between the gradient northerly wind and the thermally induced southerly, which left the racecourse peppered with monumental wind shifts, holes and gusts.... [more]
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Laser Worlds 2010 - Slingsby's double wins have him on track for title
Lindsey Bell,
Laser Worlds 2010 - Tom Slingsby's two strong wins today bring the Australian's third Laser world title in four years within reach.... [more]
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RS:X World Championships - Kerteminde rollercoaster ride
Dansk Sejlunion,
RS:X World Championships - Rollercoaster ride was the best description of today's two final races in Kerteminde, Denmark with victory going to Poland's Piotr Myszka in the Men's class and to Blancha Manchon from Spain in the Women.... [more]
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Sydney's 2010-2011 Harbour racing season wet and windy start
Peter Campbell,
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's harbour racing season for 2010-2011 has opened on a wet and windy afternoon with less than half the entered boats deciding to brave the conditions.... [more]
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