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 17 Sep 2010
 


While real entries keep pouring in for the Heaven Can Wait regatta in two weeks, the Heaven Can Wait Virtual Race is well under way and more boats are entering the fleet. The latest two entries are two Moths, WMD and Johnny Drama owned respectively by Nathan Outteridge and Tom Slingsby. You can help bring ALL the boats to warp speed, not just the two high risers by making your charity donation.

You can also book for the Welcome Dinner right now at www.heavencanwait.com.au

Now switching to other subjects, there are some great in depth stories from the 2010 Etchells Worlds and Richard Gladwell continues to get the inside scoops on the America's Cup 2013. You can see the 45 footers bring built right now. Another Sail-World exclusive.

The Sail-World Team



Heaven Can Wait - Bookings open -Dinner with Slingsby and Outteridge
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
Bookings for the Heaven Can Wait Charity Dinner have NOW Opened at www.heavencanwait.com.au. 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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Rolex Big Boat Series - Day one down, three to go
Regatta News,
Rolex Big Boat Series' two opening races were partly shrouded in fog, but it did nothing to dampen the spirits --or dogged competition-- among 98 teams competing on San Francisco Bay. Over 1000 sailors have converged on St. Francis Yacht Club for the four-day event, and they include world champions, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race veterans as well as California's top names in sailing.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait the Virtual Race - Early starters head for $10k
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
The 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 for the One Lap Dash and the 24 hour race. It will be an action packed weekend, but fund raising has already started online with the HCW virtual fleet race and its raising serio... [more]
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Team Barry - When it's more than just sailing
John Curnow,
Team Barry - When it's more than just sailing - At the Howth Etchells World Championships they were the first Corinthian crew, yet again and third overall, as well. Although it was a smaller fleet than Brighton, it was still AAA rating competition. Sitting down to talk with James Ware, he started with 'Etchells, where else do you get pro, Olympian and amateur all together?'... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 - Australian's soar to victory
John Bertrand,
America's Cup 2010 - Australian's soar to victory - That's hard to top! This Etchells world championship for me is quite different. In winning the Americas Cup I don't have anything left to prove. So my motivation, my interest in sailing is different. This is all about putting a world class team together and flying with the eagles!... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championships - Day 4 back to racing
Laser Worlds,
Laser Masters World Championships - There was a whole different set of skills tested on the second day of racing off Hayling Island today.... [more]
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Rolex Swan Cup 2010 - Swans go long
Jill Campbell,
Rolex Swan Cup 2010 - On the third race day, each of the five competing divisions completed a 'Long Islands Race' as scheduled. The fleet of 92 Nautor's Swan yachts enrolled in the regatta were accompanied by 20 to 25 yachts of westerly breeze for the best part of the day and racing lasted between 5 and 8 hours approximately for the various divisions.... [more]
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KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, Denmark – Fernandez fights back
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup - Current tour leader Victor Fernandez fights his way back to the final and takes first blood, but it's three times former world champion, Kauli Seadi who claims the Klitmoller wave crown after a spectacular second showdown!... [more]
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Lagoon Australia introduces you to the New Lagoon 560
Lagoon Catamarans Vicsail,
The New Lagoon 560 made her debut at this years Cannes boat show and was a great success. Now, Lagoon Australia would like to introduce you to he New Lagoon 560s special features.... [more]
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Pipe Opener Series - She's the Culprit's racing comeback
Peter Campbell,
Hobart yacht ‘She's the Culprit' will return to racing this weekend for the first time since she was forced out of last year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race following a collision on Sydney Harbour soon after the start.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship Preview
ISAF,
The ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship has been run annually since 1999 and since the selection of women's match racing to the Olympic Games for 2012 interest in the discipline has increased... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race inaugurates brand new HQ in Alicante
ValenciaSailing.com,
A brand new era started yesterday with the official inauguration of the Volvo Ocean Race headquarters. Although it was a purely symbolic act, the premiere round-the-world race now has a new 'home' at the Spanish city, and what a spectacular home it is.... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - America's Cup Decisions
Sail-World Readers,
Sail-World readers comment on the America's Cup situation... [more]
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Melbourne to Osaka 2013 - Eighth race on track
John Curnow,
The famed Melbourne/Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race (M2O) is very much in safe hands, with planning underway for the next official event in April, 2013. The event will be co-hosted by Melbourne's Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) and Osaka Hokko Yacht Club in Japan. The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) will be conducting all the on-water activities and formalities.... [more]
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Bumper fleet for WA Offshore Season opener
Laurie Flynne,
The re-structure of WA offshore sailing is set to pay dividends with a huge roll-up for this Saturday's season opener, the 42nm George Law Foundation Race. The race takes Archambault Offshore Series competitors around Rottnest & Carnac Islands. The Sailing Products Coastal Cup and Double-Handed fleets do a shorter course inside the islands. Forty six yachts are set to hit the start line.... [more]
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America's Cup: First images of the AC45 construction at Warkworth
Richard Gladwell,
BMW Oracle Racing look to be set to put the sleepy north Auckland town of Warkworth on the technology map with the establishment of a new hi-tech boatbuilding facility that will employ between 50-70 people. The new facility to be known as Core Composites is off to a flying start with the production of the new America's Cup 45 class of catamaran, but will be supplying to other boat builders and... [more]
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World Speed Sailing record - Routaboul fastest lady
Luderitz Speed Challenge,
Sophie Routaboul increased the best peak speed ever recorded by a lady on Monday 6th September, to just shy of 50 knots.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 2010 - Event preview
Michael Levitt,
ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 2010 - In one week, the world's most talented women match racers will descend upon Newport, Rhode Island and the New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court Clubhouse for their world championship. And though the discipline of match racing is relatively new in women's sailing, this group is already bringing action-packed, top level racing to each event.... [more]
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KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, Denmark day 3 - Brutal
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup lives up to its name on the third day of competition delivering down the line perfection for the double elimination!... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings - 15 September 2010
ISAF,
ISAF World Match Race Rankings - There is no change at the top of the open rankings in the latest release with Adam Minoprio (NZL) maintaining his position at 1. In the Women's Rankings Dutch skipper Renee Groeneveld continues her impressive climb to claim the 1 spot.... [more]
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34th America's Cup - US Sailing to draft multihull rule
Jake Fish,
34th America's Cup - Competition details were announced during Monday's press conference in Valencia, Spain. The extremely fast AC72 wingsail America's Cup catamaran has been tagged as the chosen boat for the 2013 race. US Sailing, in partnership with Morrelli & Melvin Design & Engineering, is the neutral party responsible for managing the development of the multihull rule.... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championship on hold
Laser Masters Worlds,
It was 1230hrs when the race committee decided that the best option for the day was to postpone racing for the day.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2011 confirmed - bigger, better and now global!
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series is set to expand as OC Events, creator of the award-winning circuit now in its fourth season, confirm a worldwide 2011 series. The expansion is part of a new five-year vision for the professional sailing circuit that has changed the way sailing is seen, becoming one of the hottest properties in the sport.... [more]
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Etchells World Championships - The mystery of the Malahide
Jake Gunther,
Etchells World Championships update: 'Tis just a short story about a place that is full of folk law and local knowledge mysteries. We were told that there would be things going on out there on the racetrack. Things that only bearded wizards from the dark ages could possibly understand and that basically, unless you had years of local sailing experience, you were in big trouble.... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts talks with the International Media - 3
Richard Gladwell,
After the announcement of the Year, Boat and Protocol for the 2013 America's Cup, in Valencia, BMW Oracle Racing's CEO answered questions from an international media panel via a teleconference. Following is the third of a three part, slightly edited transcript of the teleconference moderated by BMW Oracle Racing's Tim Jeffery:... [more]
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Great Whitsunday Fun Race - All the fun and frivolity. Where were you?
Whitsunday Sailing Club Ian Thomson,
Every year after the season of sailing in the Whitsundays, we close the season off with the great Whitsunday Fun Race. This is an event where sailing takes second place to enjoying what we have here in the Whitsundays, a great place and a great club with great people. Whilst boats down south were sailing in wet weather gear, the crews in this race were dressed in......well everything and nothi... [more]
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Marine Rescue NSW and Coast Guard reach agreement on unification
Ken McManus,
On Monday 13th September 2010 MRNSW and AVCGA National signed an ‘in principle' agreement supporting a unification process. This agreement, with the approval of the AVCGA National membership, will permit willing NSW AVCGA Flotillas, including all their assets, cash at bank, licences and leases to be formally signed over with them when each Unit transfers to MRNSW.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne set to grow again in 2010
Sail Melbourne,
The first leg of the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Cup will once again set sail in Melbourne, Australia. With the promise of world-class sailing out on the water, the international sporting event promises an increased array of engaging lifestyle events and attractions on-shore, offering an exciting and diverse range of entertainment.... [more]
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Etchells World Championships - It's not the boat - it's the plan
John Curnow,
Etchells World Championships update: Jake Gunther, the Melbourne Fleet Captain, usually sails his Etchells called, The Boat. I got a chance to speak with Jake recently and listen to how the Etchells World Championships in Ireland and a very tidy fifth place came about for him.... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts talks with the International Media - 2
Richard Gladwell,
After the announcement of the Year, Boat and Protocol for the 2013 America's Cup, in Valencia, BMW Oracle Racing's CEO answered questions from an international media panel via a teleconference. Following is the second of a three part, slightly edited transcript of the teleconference moderated by BMW Oracle Racing's Tim Jeffery:... [more]
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Etchells World Champions: Taking on the world – with intent!
Andrew Palfrey,
The planning behind John, Tom and myself winning the 2010 Etchells Worlds in Howth, Ireland had its beginnings during the campaign for the previous year's Worlds in Melbourne. Ben Ainslie joined John and me for that campaign. Ben's sailing pedigree is unmatched worldwide and to sail next to him in the Etchells and hang out with him ashore was a very positive and memorable experience.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait the Virtual Race - Early entrants away
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
The 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 for the One Lap Dash and the 24 hour race. It will be an action packed weekend, but fund raising has already started online with the HCW virtual fleet race and its raising serio... [more]
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Australian Yachting Awards - Finalists announced as tickets go on sale
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2010 Australian Yachting Awards with the winners announced at the gala event to be held on Friday 15 October at the Deckhouse in Woolwich. The 2010 Australian Yachting Awards recognises outstanding achievement in the sport of sailing over the period of 1 August 2009 to 15 August 2010.... [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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2010 Argo Group Gold Cup preview
Talbot Wilson,
With the European phase of the ISAF World Match Racing World Championship now complete, all eyes are now on Bermuda's Argo Group Gold Cup where twenty-four teams representing fourteen countries are set to match up in this classic battle.... [more]
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Queensland Beneteau Cup - Preparing for fun
Tracey Johnstone,
French production yacht owners, whether they are serious racers or laid back cruisers, are welcomed to the event. And for those cruisers who find racing a mysterious experience of shouting, suspicious gestures and lots of numbers, the event organisers are offering them the chance to understand some of the basics of racing before heading out in the regatta.... [more]
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Italian 18ft Skiff Grand Prix
Frank Quealey,
Germany's Friedrich Renner and his Eurolink team took out the Italian 18ft Skiff Grand Prix on Lake Iseo, Lovere, Italy while Denmark's Flemming Clausen and his Original Chia team won their second consecutive European Grand Prix Trophy series.... [more]
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US Sailing President Gary Jobson talks - where to from here? Part 1
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
Gary Jobson interview part one - But all is far from doom and gloom: day-glow green shoots abound with the Cup, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics has been on a roll recently, and while we're still looking at an alphabet soup of rating rules, US Sailing, the national governing body of sailing in the States, is looking strong.... [more]
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The America's Cup 12 Metre Reunion - Australian Legends are in town
Jan Harley,
The America's Cup 12 metre reunion - Legends are in town for the event - From September 16-19, Harbour Court, the New York Yacht Club's (NYYC) on-the-water clubhouse in Newport, Rhode Island, will welcome several hundred of sailing's 12 Metre fraternity, including 29 members of the 1977 Swedish syndicate Sverige, as they walk down memory lane.... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts talks with the International Media - 1
Richard Gladwell,
After the announcement of the Year, Boat and Protocol for the 2013 America's Cup, in Valencia, BMW Oracle Racing's CEO answered questions from an international media panel via a teleconference. Following is the first of a three part, slightly edited transcript of the teleconference moderated by BMW Oracle Racing's Tim Jeffery:... [more]
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PWA World Cup KIA Cold Hawaii - Seadi capitalises in Denmark
PWA,
KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup - With strong south-westerly winds forecast for the entire day, many of the competitors were at the beach at dawn getting dialled into the conditions. However, the minute the competition was supposed to begin the wind began to backed off forcing head judge, Duncan Coombs to put the contest on hold.... [more]
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Farr 40 Class Association - Class rule interpretation 148
Tink Chambers,
Farr 40 Class Association - Class rule interpretation 148 - The headboard or headboard stiffener may be constructed from, Carbon Reinforced Plastic, Kevlar Reinforced Plastic, Glass Reinforced Plastic, Aluminum, or Steel. The entire headboard shall fit within the dimensions defined in the following diagram 31.... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championships day 2 - An enforced early day off
Laser Worlds,
Laser Masters World Championships - Gusty winds which built as forecasted to over 30 knots during this afternoon meant that there was no racing today for the 350 sailors from 30 different countries who were due to race the second day off Hayling Island Sailing Club.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Overall victories are still open in both Series
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi Medcup Circuit update: It may seem like Emirates Team New Zealand head to Sardinia with a simple matter of counting down the races and points to victory, while the smaller 42 footers have a real final battle brewing... [more]
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