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 10 Sep 2010
 


Sail-World Australian News 10 September 2010

Des Townson's design Serene racing with Fiery Cross at Russell as mentioned in Jim Young's story of launching Fiery Cross  Paul Gilbert/aquapx.com
Welcome to Sail-World.com's Australian newsletter for 10 September 2010

Attention Please - Its Try Crewing Day in NSW this Sunday. A major promotion for sailing from the BIA. Please read the story below and see how YOU can do your part in expanding the participation in our sport.

NOR's are on line for the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race and the One Lap Dash on October 2-3rd Long Weekend on Lake Macquarie. Commodore Shaun Lewicki is asking intending entrants to put their entries in as soon as possible to maximise the Charity Fund raising opportunities for the event. Details in the story below.

Applications for entry for the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race are now being accepted too.

We talked to competitors overnight who sailed on the opening day of the Danish Open, sailed not surprisingly in Denmark. Sailed in very fresh breezes, topping at 33 knots, the crash and burn action stole the show - with a spectacular broach, an Olympic Gold medalist taking a swim and action aplenty.

Check out the report from Adam Minoprio BlackMatch and the video of THAT broach. A Race won with the best speed thru the broach.

Remember with video from YouTube, you can wind up the setting to 720dpi - which will give you near TV quality video. It will take a little while to download, so the trick is start it running, grab a cup of tea or coffee, and when you get back, hit replay and it will run through without any stop/start.

Look for the 360 icon at the bottom right hand corner of the screen, to see the quality of video that is available.

Adam Minoprio peers through the spinnaker of US sailor Mike Buckley (ranked 655 in the world) Danish Open 2010, Bornholm, Denmark.   Loris von Siebenthal

Staying with video, don't miss the gallery we have put together from Rick Deppe of PUMA Racing in the last Volvo Ocean Race. Deppe has been appointed MCM Manager for the next Volvo - which in plain English stands for Media Crew Member manager, meaning that he will be coaching and mentoring the MCM's aboard each of the entries in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. For all the talk we get about what is going to happen in sailing, it is refreshing to revisit some of the great sailing action from the last edition of the round the world classic.

A view of the proposed racing area in San Francisco for the 34th America's Cup  .. .


On Monday night at 9.00pm AST, there will be more of what is going to happen in sailing, with the announcement of the America's Cup Protocol and Boat. Speculation is rife in sailing media circles about what is going to be announced - everyone has a theory. We have covered the background in the last couple of editions of Sail-World looking at the backdrop to the next America's Cup and the options for the Boat. Today, we look at the three Venues, and name what we believe is the preferred Italian venue.

J class, Velsheda (JK7). Race one of the Rolex Maxi Worlds. Porto Cervo, Sardinia. 6/9/2010  Chris Cameron

We have also compared the San Francisco situation with the reconstruction that was necessary in Auckland in 1995-1998. Our take is that the Venue is San Francisco's to lose. From what we have seen so far, they seem to be making a very thorough job of dropping that particular ball - typified by one statement made last weekend, which we would hope is a misquote by the local media.

Crash at the mark - 2010 Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final  © John Carter / PWA

At Sail-World, we have changed our submission system so that you can load images and stories in the one frame.

The change is a big improvement and we have been using it ourselves for story and image compilation - very simple. One of the features of the system is that you get an automated acknowledgment when the story is put online together with a link and advice as to which world regions the story has been posted.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Porto Cervo  Carlo Borlenghi ©

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Try Crewing on a sailing boat - September 12th
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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Heaven Can Wait regatta - Enter Early to maximise Charity Fund raising
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta on Lake Macquarie during the October long weekend will raise funds for men's cancer research and support program. The Notice of Race is online and online entry is available now. Commodore Shaun Lewicki asks 'Can everyone please enter their boats as early as possible, like NOW!! to maximise the Charity Fund raising'... [more]
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Hamilton Island success for North Sails and 3Di
Julian Plante,
Stephen Ainsworth's Reichel Pugh 63 'Loki' became the first boat to take back to back wins in both the Sydney to Gold Coast race and Hamilton Island Race Week. These two wins combined with a victory in the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta in March and enabled the Loki team to record a narrow victory over Harvey Milnes 'Aroona' for the overall title of Australian IRC champion.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2010 first applications received
Jennifer Crooks,
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2010 Notice of Race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia had received its first five applications for entry. Nicholas Bartels' newly acquired Cookson 50 Terra Firma from Victoria was the first entry.... [more]
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Tornado European Championships - Racing begins at Lake Garda, Italy
Andrew Dowley,
Tornado European Championships - Racing begins at Lake Garda, Italy - The event this year has attracted 41 entries so far and promises to provide great racing for the sailors. A variety of sailors have entered the championships with teams from Australia, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic and Switzerland.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup Venue is San Francisco's to lose
Richard Gladwell,
The Venue is the third element in the formula for the 34th America's Cup. The first two - the Protocol which governs the conditions under which the Match and its preliminaries will be conducted; and the Boat to be used for the Match will be announced in Valencia in Monday at 1300CET. As for the Venue, there are three options, but maybe more.... [more]
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Images from Maxi Cup: Magnificent J-class
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer Chris Cameron was on hand at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and sends this magnificent gallery of some of the biggest yachts on the planet in fresh breezes.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie - Excited to be back racing the Finn
Ben Ainslie,
It was genuinely really exciting to be back racing the Finn again at Skandia Sail for Gold. Having not raced in the Finn since Beijing 2008, my expectations going into Sail for Gold were realistic; I knew my preparation had been minimal.... [more]
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Sail Sydney Notice of Race now online
Di Pearson Sail Sydney Media,
Sail Sydney notice of race now online - Round 2 of the Sail Downunder Series, Sail Sydney is one of only two ISAF Grade 1 events in Australia and the big news is that for the first time, the regatta will be run during weekdays only, from 6-9 December, making it a fairer playing field for all.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team - On top at Danish Open
Kinley Fowler,
Windy Weather on the first day of the Danish Open sees MRT on top of the leaderboard with a 4-1 scoreline. Tomorrow looks to bring more wind, so the learning curve will continue to climb up as MRT look in good form to make the top four.... [more]
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PWA Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 - Final wrap
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 - The PWA's finest females turned up the heat in a historic all-women's slalom finale off the beautiful Cote d'Azur.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour: USA Match Racer springs biggest shock of year
World Match Racing Tour,
World Match Racing Tour - The tour has a reputation for unearthing great new talent – this was seen again when Buckley, placed 665th in the world rankings, showed no regard for reputation to lead Richard from start to finish for the biggest victory of his career.... [more]
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Clipper Race – New Senior appointment reflects growing global demand
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Ventures plc's creation of a new senior role reflects the growing global demand for the unique event which has developed an international reputation for delivering its sponsors' trade, tourism and cultural objectives. The Director of Business Development will report directly into Chief Executive William Ward and oversee the company's global business and external relations.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - More images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - More images by Carlo Borlenghi... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup images by Carlos Borlenghi.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race – Alex Thomson reveals co-skipper
Kassi Denman,
Alex Thomson Racing today announced that Volvo Ocean Race sailor, Andy Meiklejohn, will join Alex Thomson as co-skipper for the 2010 edition of the Barcelona World Race.... [more]
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Southport Yacht Club Sailpast and Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony 2010
Bronwen Ince,
On Saturday, September 18, the Southport Yacht Club will celebrate the opening of its 64th Boating and Sailing Season with the Club's annual Sail Past and Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony. Club and visiting vessels will assemble in the vicinity of the Deep Hole and will arrive at Southport Yacht Club for the official Blessing of the Fleet from 2.45pm.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - The Best of Rick Deppe - Video and Images
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race HQ has a new Associate Producer and Media Crew Member (MCM) Manager for the 2011-12 race, Rick Deppe will manage the media crew. Deppe will have a hand in production and will work with the onboard media crew both before and throughout the nine-month odyssey, helping the new MCMs do the best job possible in the tough conditions for which the Volvo Ocean Race is renowned.... [more]
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Buddy Melges Challenge - Team Tunnicliffe busy leading up to the race
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Buddy Melges Challenge - Team Tunnicliffe busy leading up to the race - There are 15 teams from eight countries competing over the four day event, including defending champion, Samantha Osborne from New Zealand. The racing starts tomorrow, but we do get a chance to sail this afternoon for a practice.... [more]
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PWA Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final – Day Five
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Valerie Arrighetti claims the final event trophy of the year at the first ever all-women's event in Almanarre, but it's Karin Jaggi who takes home the 2010 world title on a perfect day on the Mediterranean coast... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - Bohemia Express and Patent 3 maintain lead
Offshore Racing Congress,
ORCi World Championship - Yesterday's strong easterly breeze built up to be even stronger today in the 44-mile middle-distance offshore race, hosted by the Flensburger Segler Club (FSC), as the fleet withstood winds of 25-30 knots, gusting to near 40 knots.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - a Worlds qualifier
John Roberson,
Sunseeker Australia Cup, to be sailed on the Swan River in November, has been confirmed as the final qualifying event for the final event in the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Championships, the Monsoon Cup to be held in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - Out of the Cannon and gone
Jill Campbell,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - What had the makings of a mammoth encounter between the dark side of mother nature and the maxi yacht class, on day three, turned out to be far happier collision than expected, following some quick thinking by the Race Committee. The forecast weather for today was always tainted with unpredictability.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Danish Open - Richard looking to extend lead
WMRT,
Fresh from his storming success at last week's St. Moritz Match Race, Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team is primed to continue his winning streak at the Danish Open and banish the memories of letting last year's Championship slip from his grasp.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Rick Deppe to manage media crew
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race HQ has a new Associate Producer and Media Crew Member (MCM) Manager for the 2011-12 race, Rick Deppe will manage the media crew. Deppe will have a hand in production and will work with the onboard media crew both before and throughout the nine-month odyssey, helping the new MCMs do the best job possible in the tough conditions for which the Volvo Ocean Race is renowned.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour - YANMAR Racing set for Danish Open 2010
YANMAR Racing Media,
The 2010 Danish Open, the seventh event on the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour, is being staged in Bornholm, Denmark from September 8th-12th.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - NoR and Application for Entry Available
Jennifer Crooks,
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race's organising authority, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and Rolex SA of Geneva, the naming rights sponsor, have announced the release of the Notice of Race and now invite applications for entry.... [more]
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SY Merrymaid 1904 Gaff Cutter in Sydney - Andrea Francolini images
Andrea Francolini images,
Incredible, stunning, gorgeous, beautiful, gracious and still plenty of grunt when the wind picked up!!! Thats the way photographer Andrea Francolini described the SY Merrymaid. Enjoy his images of her in Sydney.... [more]
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PWA Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final day four
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
With a promising outlook the world's fastest fleet of female windsurfers were at the beach early preparing their gear. Race director, Juan Antonio Aragon and his team made every effort to get the elite racers out on the water with a course set as soon as the flags showed any sign of wind in them, but it was just too gusty to allow for fair racing.... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - Brisk start for 55 teams
Offshore Racing Congress,
A brisk 20-25 knot easterly today greeted the 55 teams entered at today's start to the 2010 ORCi World Championship. Even with courses set in the relative shelter of the inner Flensburger Forde west of the Holnis peninsula, the fresh conditions still caused a few gear failures, including two broken masts and other problems.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 2 - The right stuff
Jill Campbell,
Day 2 of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup had epic written all over it from the break of dawn. The promised southeasterly winds were on schedule; a building sea-state, plenty of sunshine and forty-seven maxi yachts champing at the bit.... [more]
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ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy awarded to His Majesty King Constantine
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced today that in 2010 the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy - which honours an outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing - has been awarded to His Majesty King Constantine.... [more]
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