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 25 Oct 2010
 


The Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2010 is coming up fast, the application for entry deadline is coming up faster!!

Sail-World was close to the AC action this week. We talked to the Big Fella 'Iain Murray'.

The World Match Racing Tour final event for 2010, the Monsoon Cup is coming up fast. We will be amongst the action at the Asian qualifers this week, with a bunch of Aussies and Kiwis keen to join Mirsky and Gilmour in Terengganu.

Lots more news from the Sail-World Team



Rolex Sydney Hobart - One week until applications for entry close
Lisa Ratcliff,
Rolex Sydney Hobart - One week until applications for entry close - So far a fleet of 79 has been nominated for the 66th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and organisers are anticipating a final fleet of between 90 and 100 yachts will take to the stage that is Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day, December 26, for the great race south.... [more]
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Match Racing in Monohulls or Multihulls – Have your say!!
The Sail-World Team,
Now Sail-World gives everyone in the sailing community, both match racers and other sailors the chance to have your say, or rather vote, as we conduct a survey to find out the 'People's Choice' Complete the quick survey below and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces... [more]
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To win you have to get there says Sydney Rigging's Bruce Clark
John Curnow,
As the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is looming, we got the chance to talk with Bruce Clark about the race and the best way to ensure you get there. It is always important to listen. No more so, than when you get to talk with someone who has sailed on virtually everything from 10 to 100 feet and amassed an impressive total of 21 of this country's most famous water-borne event.... [more]
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America's Cup: Regatta Director Iain Murray on the Challenger Meeting
Richard Gladwell,
With the Regatta Management and Event Management sides of the 34th America's Cup, briefing the Challengers group, Regatta Director, Iain Murray (AUS) believes most would have come away well informed. 'It was the start of the Event. I think they got more than they were expecting and they were appreciative of our candor and being up front, and our desire to tell them what we know', he told Sail-Worl... [more]
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Ensign Yachts Challenge: Bataille de la Beneteaus et Jeanneaus
Tracey Johnstone,
French yacht owners pride will be on the line on Saturday 30 October as they tussle for the title of grand champion in the Queensland French Yacht Challenge. Hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, the fleet of 30 Beneteaus and Jenneaus will contest the title in a 19 mile passage race on the waters of Moreton Bay. Spinnaker and non-spinnaker division yachts will have an equal chance of... [more]
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America's Cup: Large turnout for secret Challenger Briefing in Paris
America's Cup Media and Sail-World,
Twenty-four prospective teams for the 34th America's Cup met today with the newly established independent organization, America's Cup Race Management (ACRM), regarding the details for the next Cup racing cycle set to begin in 2011 with an America's Cup World Series.... [more]
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RS:X Youth World Championship 2010
RS:X Class,
RS:X Youth World Championship 2010 - 114 athletes from 16 nations and three continents are assembling in Limassol, Cyprus for the 2010 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships which starts racing on Monday 25 October.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - A champions' colours but a different class
Route du Rhum,
Route du Rhum - Back in St Malo in a different, new configuration, lengthened to be competitive in the new Ultime category, Gitana XI is ready for the 'off'.... [more]
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Aust photographer launches project supporting education in Pakistan
Andrea Francolini,
Australian-based yachting photographer, Andrea Francolini, has launched a fundraising project called 'My-First-School' which will raise money to buy much-needed school equipment to support the education of children in Northern Pakistan.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Imagery
Sail-World and Carlo Borlenghi,
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Imagery... [more]
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Paul Clitheroe ‘in the money' with Gascoigne Cup victory
Peter Campbell,
Paul Clitheroe got an excellent dividend on Saturday when his Beneteau 45 Balance won the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's prestigious Gascoigne Cup,... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - Mick Scully Memorial Trophy on Sydney Harbour
Frank Quealey,
Press and his crew sailed consistently throughout the race in a southerly wind which varied between 10-18 knots. There was plenty of drama at the mark with at least three skiffs capsizing. Next Sunday will be the first big test for the fleet when the Australian 18 Footers League stages Race 1 of its Club Championship on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Bakewell-White superboat General Lee smashes Geraldton Record
Bernie Kaaks,
Despite her customary solid start, General Lee found herself back in fifth place around the second mark near Fremantle Harbour, behind the 50 foot brigade which included Knee Deep, Sled and City of Fremantle (Optimus Prime). It was not until the fleet rounded Rottnest Island and was able to set spinnakers that General Lee started to show its full potential.... [more]
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Get your tickets now for the BIA VIC Women in Marine Business lunch
BIA VIC,
Women and men are invited to attend the BIA Vic luncheon event to celebrate Women in Marine Business, with special guest speaker Sail-World Cruising editor, Nancy Knudsen.... [more]
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DSS pennant race one to Wedge Island
Peter Campbell,
DSS pennant race one to Wedge Island - Valheru, skippered by Tony Lyall, was competing in the Derwent Sailing Squadron 48 nautical mile race from Hobart to Wedge Island, near Nubeena on the Tasman Peninsula and return.... [more]
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Balmain Regatta heralds return of summer sailing to Sydney
Balmain Sailing Club,
After a cold, wet and windy winter, upper Sydney Harbour sailors are looking forward to the start of the 2010-11 summer sailing season with the traditional season opener: The Balmain Regatta.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup Qualifier - Malaysian Match Racing Championship: Koo v Koo
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
Monsoon Cup 2010 – winning the Malaysian Match Racing Championship 2010 today 29 year old Jeremy Koo from the Royal Selangor Yacht Club secured one of the three coveted invitations to the prestigious Monsoon Cup, the final round of the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour.... [more]
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America's Cup Questionnaire: Checking in at the 1,000 response mark
Richard Gladwell,
With the survey responses pouring in, the sailing fans are showing a strong preference for the 34th America's Cup to be sailed in monohulls. Here we take another look at the responses, now there are 1,000 submitted, and the margin of error is much less than when we had the first 200 responses.... [more]
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Gosford to Lord Howe Race 2010 - Polaris of Belmont knows the way
Peter Campbell,
Polaris of Belmont heading for Lord Howe Island - No other yacht has competed in more Lord Howe Island Races than Polaris of Belmont and when she contests this year's Sydney Hobart Race it will be her 25th voyage south, equalling the record by an individual yacht.... [more]
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Riding the Waves - come and hear John Bertrand AM and Richard Payne
Eric Wegman,
Members of all Melbourne Yacht Clubs and local residents are warmly invited to a dinner at Royal Brighton Yacht Club to hear its members John Bertrand AM and Richard Payne regale their latest European adventures. At the Club at 253 Esplanade from 7.00 pm on Friday 12 November. John will talk of his recent Etchell Class World Championship win in Ireland – Richard about his English Channel swim.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 - Preliminary Bids
ISAF,
ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 - The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has received a very positive response to the request for preliminary bids to host the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans day 5 - Brad Van Liew knock down
Velux 5 Oceans,
rican ocean racer Brad Van Liew had his first scare of the VELUX 5 OCEANS just days into the first ocean sprint when his yacht Le Pingouin was knocked flat in the Atlantic. Brad had been resting in his bunk with Le Pingouin travelling at 20 knots when the power to his autopilot, failed, forcing the boat to crash gybe.... [more]
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Moth World Championships 2011 to be sponsored by Zhik
Scott Babbage,
The International Moth Class Association (IMCA) welcomes the timely addition of Zhik as title sponsor of the Zhik 2011 International Moth World Championships and Australian Championships, to be held on Lake Macquarie, Australia in January 2011.... [more]
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Sail Sydney entry list grows
Di Pearson,
Early entries from Canada, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand and Australia wide have set the tone for a quality turnout at Sail Sydney, Yachting NSW's principal event held annually on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Skippers - Take care near Hawkesbury Canoe Classic
Penny Robins,
Boaters heading out on the Hawkesbury River tomorrow afternoon are reminded to minimise their wash and take extra care as up to 600 paddlers take to the water.... [more]
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America's Cup: new AC45 class build progresses in Warkworth
Ivor Wilkins,
A couple of weeks after his last visit, Ivor Wilkins toured the Core Composites facility to check progress on the new AC45 class that will be used for the opening rounds of the America's Cup World Championship series of regattas. The first set of female moulds have now been constructed from the male moulds that were being finished in the last visit, in preparation for the first layup.... [more]
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Coastal Classic: Alfa Romeo's record stays intact
Richard Gladwell,
The ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing has missed breaking the record for 119nm Coastal Classic Race, after she failed to cross the finish line by 4.43pm today. Although TVS, a 60ft wingmasted trimaran, made good time from the start being clocked at close to 30kts at times, the wind faded as she neared Cape Brett at the entrance to the Bay of Islands and the finish off Russell.... [more]
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Australian Team selection policy for London Olympic Games Test Event
Craig Heydon,
Australian Team selection policy for London Olympic Games Test Event - Yachting Australia will select athletes from within the sport to represent Australia and to constitute the Australian Team for the Test Event.... [more]
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