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 01 Nov 2010
 


Its going to be another giant summer, just look at whats happening now and there is so much more to come.



Etchells 2011 Australian titles Geelong NOR & online entry - available
Event Media,
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club Inc. as the Organizing Authority in conjunction with the Geelong Int. Etchells Fleet Inc. invites entries for the International Etchells Class 2011 Australian Championships. Brian Case, the Royal Geelong Yacht Club Sailing Captain, predicts the 2011 Etchells titles will draw a strong fleet.... [more]
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A lifejacket only saves your life if you're wearing it
NSW Maritime,
A lifejacket only saves your life if you're wearing it - NSW Treasurer and Minister for Ports and Waterways Eric Roozendaal today reminded boaters across the state that new lifejacket laws for recreational boaters come into effect from today.... [more]
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New Simrad DSC-equipped VHF radios
Ben Sandman,
New Simrad DSC-equipped VHF radios - The fixed-mount RS10 and RS25 have each been designed to resist the harsh marine environment and feature easy-to-use Digital Select Calling (DSC) operation.... [more]
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ISAF World Youth Sailing Championship-Qualification regatta selection
Craig Heydon,
ISAF World Youth Sailing Championship-Qualification regatta selection - Yachting Australia wishes to advise that the selection events for the Australian 420 Girls and 420 Boys crews to compete at the 2011 ISAF World Youth Sailing Championship will be the 2011 Australian 420 Class Championship.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club - enter now!!
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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Zhik Mission Beach Sailing Regatta sailed in perfect conditions
Tom Orr,
The Zhik Mission Beach Sailing regatta was held on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th October. Sixty-eight dinghies with over 120 competitors enjoyed 10-15 knot conditions with all scheduled races being sailed. The regatta included the F18 State Title and well as the Nacra NQ Championship. The 'Around Dunk' race was won by the F18 'Uppey' sailed by Adam Beattie and Jamie Leitner in 2hrs and 53min.... [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' - just a week to go, so enter now!! Complete the quick survey below and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces... [more]
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Australian sailors win Silver in Busan Cup match racing regatta
Craig Heydon,
Australian sailor Katie Spithill and her crew have won the Silver medal at the 2010 Busan Cup Women's International Match Race in Korea.... [more]
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Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race - Missing yacht found
Peter Campbell,
There have been no further retirements from the 414 nautical mile Hempel Paints 37th Lord Howe Island Race since four boats pulled out on Saturday night and a further two yesterday. Rough sea conditions in the northern Tasman Sea have abated today.... [more]
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18 Foot Skiffs - Yandoo wins Race 1 of Club Championship
Frank Quealey,
18 footers - Skill and experience won the day for John Winning, Andrew Hay and Dave Gibson when they sailed their skiff Yandoo to victory in Race 1 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today... [more]
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Busan Cup Women's International Match Race Final - Leroy v Spithill
WIMRA,
Busan Cup Women's International Match Race Final was sailed between Claire Leroy (FRA) and Katie Spithill (AUS).... [more]
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Ballarat Yacht Club season opens - first time in seven years
Melanie Whelan,The Courier/Sail-World,
The breaking of the drought and the flooding of the western plains has not only been good for the farmers, but sailors are rejoicing as well. The Ballarat Yacht Club is back in business for the first time in seven years, as Melanie Whelan describes:... [more]
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China Cup International Regatta - Watson adds fuel to fourth edition
China Cup International Regatta,
At the welcoming press conference at China Cup's racing venue today, Jessica expressed her delight to be the Ambassador of China Cup. She said, 'I love sailing. I have interest in anything related to sailing activities. I believe it is an honor rather than a commercial behavior to be the Ambassador of China Cup. My aim is to introduce to Chinese people about my interest.'... [more]
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The Showdown 2010 - Mrs Mirror shows her dinghy sailing skills
Peter Campbell,
Jenny Graney has been sailing International Mirror dinghies since she was a slip of girl, as crew and as a skipper, and her performance in The Showdown regatta this weekend left no doubt as to her ongoing skills after 30 years in the class.... [more]
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Transfusion wins 2010 Pittwater Farr 40 regatta
Sam Crichton,
Farr 40 Summer series – Two days of racing on the Palm Beach circle off the iconic Palm Beach in Sydney's north has delivered the 2010 Pittwater Farr 40 regatta win to Guido Belgiorno Nettis' Transfusion. The fleet, which had two new teams lining up for this event, raced six races over the two days and the weather gods provided plenty of breeze and swell giving the six boat fleet a taste of what'... [more]
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The Showdown Regatta - Elliott Noye takes Lasers on a countback
Peter Campbell,
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmanian Dinghy Group sailors Elliott Noye and George Jones are a remarkable pair of young International Laser sailors, highly competitive when racing each other, yet training together regularly to improve each other's techniques and tactics in the Olympic single-handed class.... [more]
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Gosford Lord Howe Island Race - Big seas force six yachts out
Peter Campbell,
Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race. - Heavy seas and strong winds in the northern Tasman Sea have forced six of the 17 yachts to retire from the Hempel Paints 37th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race.... [more]
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Ensign Yachts QLD Beneteau Cup - Brilliant finish to light weekend
Tracey Johnstone,
Consistent sailing in the light conditions of this weekend's the Ensign Yachts Queensland Beneteau Cup has delivered Mooloolaba's Gary McCarthy and his Brilliant Pearl team their first regatta win.... [more]
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The Showdown Regatta 2010 - Temptation from deep south of Tasmania
Peter Campbell,
Port Esperence Sailing Club at Dover in the far south of Tasmanian is arguably the southernmost yacht club in Australia and prominent member Steve Harrison plans to place it firmly in the national spotlight.... [more]
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Lord Howe Island Race fleet takes a pounding
Peter Campbell,
Lord Howe Island Race fleet takes a pounding - The 414 nautical mile race started from Broken Bay at 1.00pm yesterday in a freshening north-easterly breeze that by mid evening had increased to 30 knots headwinds with steep offshore seas.... [more]
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Melbourne to Stanley Race - Some crews' morale underwater
John Curnow,
Melbourne to Stanley Race - Some crews' morale underwater - That was at 0100hrs and then Goldfinger showed up at 0730hrs, bringing more breeze with her, around 10-15knots from the South West. Regrettably for the very soaked crew, she also brought along a significant rain band, which covers the whole of the North West corner of this magnificent isle.... [more]
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Farr 30 World Championship 2010 - Veteran French team clamps down
Farr 30 Class Association,
Farr 30 World Championship 2010 - With the forecast breeze failing to appear by the 10 AM warning signal of Day 2, the stage was set for yesterday's all-conquering Team Orca to show their light air dominance off once again. Patrick Lindblom and crew delivered yet another fantastic performance in the first race, giving them their third-straight victory to open the prestigious world championship.... [more]
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Student Yachting World Cup - England victors
Student Yachting World Cup and various blogs,
Student Yachting World Cup - Well it is over for this year.....this wonderful, challenging, maddening and enriching World Cup experience. There as today only one windward-leeward regatta, which lasted for about two hours. The Italian team from Milano could not sail because of a technical problem.... [more]
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RS:X Youth World Championships: Hamilton and Goyard crowned
RS:X Class,
The ending to the RS:X Youth World Championships was anticlimactic. The lack of wind left us waiting until 1530hrs when the N over A was hoisted. Finally around 1500 hrs, two knots of breeze. Was this going to build?... [more]
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China Cup Int Regatta 2010 – smoke and mirrors on a grand scale
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
We still haven't worked out why the Opening Ceremony was held exactly half way through a four-day regatta, but such niceties of terminology disappeared like the skin off a mast man's hands when competitors were bused to a local sports stadium to find a ceremony of almost Olympic (well, at least Asian Games) proportions waiting for us.... [more]
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Melbourne to Stanley - Wet, wet, wet
John Curnow,
The Melbourne to Stanley started with 32 boats and as of the 1805hrs radio schedule, there are just 16 remain racing. The wet weather will have dampened spirits no doubt, but the real killer, has been the lack of wind, with many boats reporting in that they had no breeze at all.... [more]
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The Showdown - A chance for future Australian champions
Peter Campbell,
The Showdown 2010 regatta today where more than 400 adult and youth sailors enjoyed spirited racing on the River Derwent. The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's The Showdown regatta is Tasmania's biggest event for off-the-beach classes, as well attracting strong fleets of keelboats and sports boats.... [more]
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Spithill of Australia powers to Busan Cup Final against French
Angela Farrell,
Close and shifty conditions in Busan Korea with a looming typhoon off Japan made for another day of ups and downs for many teams at the Grade 1 Womens event. Spithill lead the semi finals 1-0, before MacGregor evened the scores at 1-1 and then 2-2, for the ultimate semi final showdown.... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - Olympic Decisions
Sail-World Readers,
Sail-World readers comment on the Olympic decisions for November - following the 'Olympic Decision - will ISAF get caught by a Yorker?' and the earlier 'Olympic sailing destined for another major jolt at Athens in November'. You can have your say by clicking on the reply form on the bottom of http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Gladwells-Line:-Olympic-Decision---will-ISAF-get-caught-by-a-Yorker?/75967!th... [more]
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Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race 2010 - The Stick leads fleet
Peter Campbell,
The 66-footer The Stick led the fleet in the Hempel Paints 37th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race out of Broken Bay early this afternoon, sailing into a freshening nor'easterly sea breeze... [more]
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The Showdown 2010 regatta - Spirited racing on the Derwent
Peter Campbell,
Nearly 500 adult and youth sailors are enjoyed spirited racing in The Showdown 2010 regatta on Hobart's River Derwent in a light southerly seabreeze this afternoon. The Showdown has drawn young sailors from around the State for the off-the-beach classes, including Sabots, Lasers, International Cadets, 420s, Sailboards and Paper Tigers.... [more]
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Ensign Yachts QLD Beneteau Cup: Small is big in French fleet results
Tracey Johnstone,
Blessed by good weather, local knowledge and the local reverend, Lady Jacqualyn, the smallest member of the Ensign Yachts Queensland Beneteau Cup took out handicap honours ahead of some significantly bigger rivals.... [more]
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Try Sailing Day attracts record number of Clubs
Boating Industry Association,
Forty one of the top sailing, yachting and skiff clubs in NSW have pledged their support to the annual Try Sailing Day organised by the Boating Industry Association of NSW (BIA).... [more]
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Melbourne to Stanley - Placings, Retirements and Weather
John Curnow,
A fleet of 32 vessels were at the area adjacent to Drapers Reef off Queenscliff near Port Phillip Heads for the start of the 2010 Melbourne to Stanley race. 31 vessels ended up getting away for their Tasmanian destination at 0045 on Saturday morning.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney to Hobart - The A-team lining up for Hobart
Mark Rothfield,
The Beneteau First 40s may have had it their own way in last year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Race but there's a new sheriff in town ... two, in fact. The new Sydney-based Archambault A40RC Papillon and sistership Avante Garde from Hong Kong will be pulling out all the stops.... [more]
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RS:X Youth World Championship day 5 - Hamilton so close
Rory Ramsden,
Izzy Hamilton [GBR] is close, very close, to winning. If the wind fills in enough to race tomorrow, the medal races will have priority. The forecast for tomorrow is light. So light in fact that we may be lucky to start a medal race at all.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Tropical weather brings mystery to the fleet
Velux 5 Oceans,
They say it's tough at the top, and that's something American ocean racer Brad Van Liew knows only too well as he struggles through the Doldrums at the head of the Velux 5 Oceans fleet. The 42-year-old skipper of Le Pingouin has a seemingly comfortable lead of around 80 nautical miles on his nearest rival, Polish solo sailor Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski.... [more]
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Bullimore's 33m catamaran capsized - Update
Sam Nelson,
Tony Bullimore's 33m catamaran capsizes off Cape Finistere. Update: Ben Jones (29): 'There wasn't that much wind-only about 15knots. We were sailing fast and close to the wind. We then had a big gust and because it's a multi hull, the apparent wind induces a much worse affect.... [more]
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Gascoigne Cup - Clitheroe's 'Balance' takes 102nd edition
Ullman Sails,
Gascoigne Cup 2010: Paul Clitheroe and his long-standing amateur crew on Beneteau 45 'Balance' earned the prestigious Gascoigne Cup over the weekend in Sydney after winning the historic short ocean race hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. Clitheroe's team, who competed with Ullman Sails, won the 2010 offshore windward/leeward course on corrected time under the PHS Handicap system.... [more]
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Gosford to Lord Howe Island - Freshening headwinds ahead of fleet
Peter Campbell,
Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race competitors, of which there are 17, face fresh to strong north to north-easterly headwinds for at least the first two days of the 414 nautical mile race across the Tasman Sea.... [more]
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The Showdown 2010 regatta - Close racing on day 1
Peter Campbell,
Perfect sailing this evening for the twilight race that opened the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's The Showdown 2010 regatta on Hobart's River Derwent. The Farr 40 produced close racing over the windward/leeward course, with Wired (Stephen Boyes) getting the gun by 44 seconds from Prince of Wales, helmed by Craig Clifford. War Games (Wayne Banks-Smith) placed a close third.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup Regatta 2010 sees wave of Asian Sailors
Duncan Worthington,
The 2010 Phuket King's Cup Regatta is less than two months away and with entries flooding in from all corners of the world the fleet looks set to be a global mix of nationalities and cultures. Leading the way are the Asian-based entries with the number of boats and crew from the Asian region, particularly China and Japan, expected to beat all previous records.... [more]
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Busan Cup Women's Match Race - Into the Quarter Finals
WIMRA,
The sailors and Race Committee had their hands full with a long and shifty day on day 2 at the Busan Cup Women's Match Race.... [more]
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America's Cup Event Authority CEO talks to Valencia Sailing
ValenciaSailing.com,
Top European sailing website, ValenciaSailing.com continues a series of interviews with the people in charge of shaping the 34th America's Cup in line with the vision of the current Defender, its owner Larry Ellison and its CEO Russell Coutts. We spoke with Craig Thompson, CEO of the America's Cup Event Authority, the body in charge of everything related to the pinnacle event of the sport, except... [more]
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ISAF announces appointment of Int Jury for the 34th America's Cup
International Sailing Federation,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today announced the appointment of the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup. The 34th America's Cup Match is planned to be held in 2013, with lead up events commencing in 2011. A new class of boat, a 72 foot wing sail catamaran is currently being developed as is a new shorter race format.... [more]
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Ensign Yachts QLD Beneteau Cup: perfect forecast
Tracey Johnstone,
The Ensign Yachts QLD Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge 33-boat fleet are expecting perfect sailing conditions on Moreton Bay for the two-day regatta. The forecast for the weekend is for soft east, north-easterlies of five to 10 knots building gently up to 15 knots during the afternoons. With this forecast tactics and tenacity will likely be the call for both days.... [more]
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World Speed Record broken twice - now 55.65 knots + Video x 3
Luderitz Speed Challenge,
Ludertiz Speed Challenge Namibia - The wind blew up to 45 knots today and the organisers decided to built a retaining wall after the finish of the run to keep the water in at low tide. This paid huge dividends today and many records were smashed !... [more]
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Perth 2011 warm up attracts international superstars
Tessa Parkinson,
Perth 2011 warm up attracts international superstars - The PIR has attracted 230 boats from over 40 nations and commences in just three weeks' time from 16 to 21 November 2010. Athlete entries include triple Gold and Silver Olympic Medallist Ben Ainslie from Great Britain, six of the current World Champions and four 2010 ISAF World Sailor of the Year Award Finalists.... [more]
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Canberra Yacht Club set to have a great season
Nicole Douglass,
The 2010/2011 season for the Canberra Yacht Club (CYC) is off to a great start, with an average of 70 boats ranging from Optis to Magic 24's competing in the Club Championship so far. 60 boats were out last night for the first twilight race of the season ahead of the Capital Insurance Brokers ACT Dinghy Titles that will be on this weekend. Entries are still open www.canberrayachtclub.com.au.... [more]
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RS:X Youth World Championships: The pressure mounts...
RS:X Class,
RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships - We're getting winds from every direction except the usual one. Today it was from the East at 13-14 knots. Racing started promptly at 1200hrs and it was Izzy Hamilton who immediately re-established that she is going to be hard to beat. Here's why..... [more]
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China Cup Int Regatta 2010 hits a speed bump... in the garage
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club was a-hummin' and a-buzzin' this evening, with all the crews in town – many of them overseas – for the opening cocktails and the skippers' briefing for tomorrow's passage race from Hong Kong to Longcheer, Daya Bay, Shenzhen, the opening event of the CCIR.... [more]
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Bullimore's 33m catamaran capsized - Seven crew rescued
Barry Pickthall,
Seven British based sailors were successfully airlifted off the 33m racing catamaran 'Spirit of Antigua' late on Wednesday night after capsizing in the Bay of Biscay, 135 miles south west of Brest.... [more]
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