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 22 Nov 2010
 


The summer is hotting up, with Perth Regatta finishing, the Australia Cup and the Short Ocean Racing titles are next, then we are off to Malaysia for the $500,000 Monsoon Cup, then its the Kings Cup, Sail Sydney , Sail Melbourne. Looking further out have you registered fro Audi Victoria Week yet?

We welcome another contributor to our ranks this week with Shauna McGee Kinney reporting from West Australia for us.

Plenty of news again today.

The Sail-World Team



SSORC Entries close 2300 hrs Monday 22 November 2010
Louise Bashford,
Hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club on 27 and 28 November, the Regatta will once again showcase a prestigious line up for the standalone event that is also the first in the series of lead up regattas for those yachts bound for Rolex Sydney Hobart or Pittwater Coffs Series.... [more]
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Around Australia on Brindabella - 18 days till applications close
Ian Thomson,
There are only 18 days now until applications close for sailors to join a world record attempt on Brindabella. Applications are open to any sailor with offshore experience who would like to join Save Our Seas Australia onboard Australia's most famous racing yacht, the almighty Brindabella, in their attempt to break the world record for the fastest monohull circumnavigation of Australia.... [more]
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US 470 Teams and Coaches: Here, There, Then and Now
Shauna McGee Kinney,
Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl (USA 1713), Adam Roberts and Nick Martin (USA 81) and their coaches – Morgan Reeser and Nigel Cochrane look at the recent-past and changes in Olympic qualifying, 470 team development and international competition.... [more]
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City of Canberra Regatta 4th and 5th December 2010
Event media,
It's that time of year again! Champion Trailable Yacht & Sportsboat sailors are preparing their boats for the City of Canberra Regatta. This great event is only a few weeks away, to be held on the weekend of the fourth and 5th December at the Canberra Yacht Club. This event also incorporates the Yachting ACT's Traliable Yacht & Sportsboat State Titles and several local class championships.... [more]
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Burke Sprint Sailing Jacket
Burke Marine,
Burke Sprint Sailing Jacket - This CB10 Breathable lightweight jacket keeps you dry by transferring condensation through the fabric but is 100% waterproof, windproof and durable.... [more]
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Windsurfing Fremantle – Revisited
Shauna McGee Kinney,
Vincenzo Baglione, 0ne of the top windsurfers from the 1985 World Windsurfing Championships in Fremantle returns 25 years later as one of the official Perth International Regatta photographers. He's at Fremantle this year with his son Marcantonio Baglione (ITA) – one of the top RS:X Youth and Men's athletes from Italy.... [more]
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Wild Oats X to compete at Sail Paradise on the Gold Coast
Rob Mundle,
Wild Oats X to compete at Sail Paradise on the Gold Coast - Sail Paradise and Wild Oats X will become the immediate focus for skipper Mark Richards and many of the crew of the 30-metre long supermaxi Wild Oats XI after they race the big boat in the Rolex Sydney Hobart late next month.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - A strong French team is entry number 19
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - A fifth, French, double-handed Class40 team has entered bringing the total of confirmed entries to 19 with a rush of four entries within the last four weeks. The highly-experienced, professional sailor, Lionel Regnier, will be sharing the circumnavigation with two co-skippers: fellow Frenchman, Pierre-Yves Cavan, and Belgian yachtsman, Denis Van Weyn Bergh.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Images by Sander van der Borch
Sander van der Borch,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Artemis Racing during the second day of the RR2. Not the best day as Artemis Racing lost two matches, one against Synergy and one against BMW Oracle.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing dominates
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - The American team BMW Oracle Racing sailed a near-flawless race today against Sweden's Artemis Racing to maintain their margin at the top of the leaderboard.... [more]
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PWA Cabo Verde World Cup - Day seven
Paul Griffiths,
PWA Cabo Verde World Cup - Clear blue skies, calm seas, and a gentle tropical breeze provided idyllic conditions for a relaxing afternoon in paradise.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle keeps top spot after split
Tim Jeffery,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - By splitting its two races today BMW Oracle Racing maintained the top spot at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai. BMW Oracle Racing skipper James Spithill and his crew defeated the Swedish-flagged Artemis Racing, a challenger for the 34 America's Cup, by 1 minute and 3 seconds, and lost by 45 seconds to All4One, the combined French/German team.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Medal hat-trick for GBR sailors
Lindsey Bell,
Perth International Regatta - Britain's sailors picked up three more medals on the final day of racing at the Perth International Regatta on Sunday (21 November) taking their total to five at this test event for the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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Maria Island Yacht Race - Footloose confirmed as winner
Peter Campbell,
Maria Island Yacht Race - The smallest boat in the fleet, Footloose, sailed by one of the youngest crews, sailed out of a gloomy dawn on the River Derwent on Sunday to an overall handicap win in the 190 nautical mile Tasports 63rd Maria Island Yacht Race.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Two medals for Aussie crews on final day
Craig Heydon,
Perth International Regatta - Australian sailors have picked up two medals on the final day of racing at the Perth International Regatta with Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen winning the 49er class while Jessica Crisp was second in the RS:X class.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta images from Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon images,
Photographer Richard Langdon has sent these images from today's competition at the Perth International Regatta... [more]
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Harken Int'l Youth Match Racing Championship win to NZ crew from RPNYC
Damian Devine & Tom Spithill,
After four grueling days of racing, The Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club team of Tim Coltman, Michael Trudgen, Hana Maguire and Matt Clough have won the 2010 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship.... [more]
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Lipton Cup win to Shogun
Bernie Kaaks,
Today's long race in RYCVs Lipton Cup Regatta was sailed in conditions very similar to yesterday, with a light breeze early, filling in for some exciting racing during the afternoon.... [more]
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NSW 18ft Skiff Championship - Jarvin has tight grip
Frank Qealey,
Seve Jarvin took a tight grip on retaining the title when he steered Gotta Love It 7 to her third consecutive win. Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage trailed Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) at the end of the first lap but dominated the fleet over the final two laps to score a 44s win.... [more]
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Australian Women's Match Racing Championship to Kiwis
Peter Campbell,
Hazard, sailing with Susannah Pyatt (bow), Nichola Trudgen (trim and pit) and Jenna Hansen (main), progressed through a double round robin to the semi-finals and then winning the final in convincing style.... [more]
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Raja Muda Selangor Int Regatta 2010 - the circus hits the road
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Walawala touched the pin boat, and Deputy Superintendent Tharamadurai, Royal Malaysian Marine Police, was heard to growl, 'if he hits my police boat, I'll arrest him!' (They did, he didn't, and the crew is reported to be still at large – there's nothing like having a few fugitives from justice in the fleet).... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Jazz signals her intentions
Jennifer Crooks,
Jazz signals her intentions for the Rolex Sydney Hobart after winning -Chris Bull's canting keel Cookson 50 Jazz signalled her intentions as the boat that might just beat Stephen Ainsworth's RP63 Loki to the Tattersall's Cup, the stunning silver trophy that is presented to the overall winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart, after claiming the IRC win in the Cabbage Tree Island Race.... [more]
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Perth 2010 Finn Me Some Wind
Shauna McGee Kinney,
In the Finn class, Jan Kurfeld (GER) recently moved up from Youth to full international racing. Amongst Jan's competitors is the very seasoned and successful Akif Muslubas (TUR), who at 39, is enjoying the international travel and competition as a break from work.... [more]
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Maria Island Yacht Race - Line honours to Dekadence in close finish
Peter Campbell,
Maria Island Yacht Race - David Creese's DK46 Dekadence this morning has taken line honours in the Tasports 63rd Maria Island Yacht Race, with only 22 minutes between the first four boats to finish the 190 nautical mile ocean race around Tasmania's rugged south-east coast.... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - More on the Olympic Decision
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 on the Olympic Events by http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Gladwells-Line:-Olympic-Decision---will-ISAF-get-caught-by-a-Yorker/75967!clicking_here... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - RS:X Open Up Top, Down Under
Shauna McGee Kinney,
Three of the RS:X Sailors competing at the 2010 Perth International Regatta on the Fremantle course share their stories while waiting for the unusually light wind to fill-in.... [more]
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Lipton Cup Regatta 2010 - Glorious Sailing conditions
Teri Dodds,
The organisers of this year's Lipton Cup Regatta couldn't have wished for better conditions for their racing fleet on Port Phillip Bay, in Victoria today. In brilliant sunshine, and a gentle 5-7 knot breeze (which gradually built to 15-18 knots through the day), 102 yachts took to three race courses, for an enjoyable day.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Two early medals for GBR sailors
Lindsey Bell,
Perth International Regatta - Giles Scott claimed silver for Great Britain in the Finn class on the penultimate day of the Perth International Regatta on Saturday (20 November), with Paul Goodison taking Laser bronze on another day plagued with poor conditions at the 2011 World Championship venue.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - All4One leads the way in the dhow race
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - The All4One team found success on the waters off the Dubai International Marine Club on Saturday afternoon, winning the traditional dhow race on Heritage Day at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai.... [more]
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Mixed Sailing - New website promotes Mixed Sailing on Multihull
Nahid and Roland Gaebler,
Mixed Sailing - at the 2010 ISAF conference in Athens there was a clear signal that mixed sailing on multihulls can be a new Olympic sailing discipline for the Rio Olympics 2016.... [more]
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Australian Women's Match Racing Championship - London 2012 objective
Peter Campbell,
Australian Women's Match Racing Championship - Victory tomorrow in the finals of the Hardy's Australian Women's Match Racing Championship will be a significant step for the winning crew towards representing their countries, Australia and New Zealand, at the London 2012 Olympic Games.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Slingsby wins Gold in tricky conditions
Craig Heydon,
Perth International Regatta - Tom Slingsby has picked up the Australian Sailing Team's first medal at the Perth International Regatta, winning Gold in the Laser class on Saturday.... [more]
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Botany Bay Race line honours to Shortwave
Jennifer Crooks,
The Botany Bay Race was the third race of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Ocean Pointscore Series (OPS). Matt Short described conditions after sailing his TP52 Shortwave to a line honours victory in today's 30 nautical mile race.... [more]
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Cougar is Lipton Cup's Top Dog after Day 1
Bernie Kaaks,
Alan Whiteley's Cougar II was the best of the Division A IRC fleet after the first three races today in a variety of conditions on Port Phillip Bay. Dave Ellis' newcomer Penfold Audi Sport, an Archambault 31, was the standout boat in Division B, leading the fleet on both IRC and AMS handicap systems.... [more]
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Tasports 63rd Maria Island Yacht Race leaders back into Storm Bay
Peter Campbell,
Tasports 63rd Maria Island Yacht Race - Tactical sailing up the River Derwent this evening is likely to decide the line honours winner of the 190 nautical mile Tasports 63rd Maria Island Yacht Race, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's longest annual ocean race.... [more]
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Melbourne Latitude Series – A great day for a yachting Escapade
John Curnow,
Escapade has won the Bass Strait component of the 2010 Melbourne Latitude Series. This crew are very good at celebrating their wins in a high-spirited fashion, but ultimately, that may mean their performance will be a little down for the Pursuit Race component of the series which begins on Sunday morning.... We'll have to wait and see.... [more]
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Youth Match Racing Championships - Upsets and a Trans Tasman final
Damian Devine,
Day Three of the 2010 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships provided some upsets as the competition now gets down to tomorrow's Trans Tasman final between Jordan Reece (RSYS) and Tim Coltman (RPNYC), who both defeated Stage One leaders Jay Griffin (CYCA) and Codie Banks (RNZYS) in the semi finals raced on Sydney's Pittwater today.... [more]
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Young Australian of the Year? - Jessica Watson sails to Queensland win
Mark Furler,
Young Australian of the Year - Buderim teenager Jessica Watson is on course to become Young Australian of the Year after being named Queensland's winner.... [more]
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