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 07 Dec 2010
 




An exciting weekend in Terengganu Malaysia for the final rounds of the Monsoon Cup. Keith Swinton from Perth, along with the 2009 World Champion Adam Minoprio failed to make the quarter finals.


In the battle of Flintstones versus the Facebook generation, Torvar Mirsky beat Peter Gilmour. Peter was blackflagged for a thundering T-Bone in the Petits but beat the Tour leader Mathieu Richard.

In the finals Mirsky got to match point against Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy and all, but the Brits were relentless.

As Ben said to me dockside, Torvar is nine years younger than him and we will see great things of the West Australian in the next decade.

Mirsky and crew picked up some serious dosh on the Tour this year and are hungry to win in 2011.

As we wing out way back to Oz for Sail Melbourne, the Rolex Trophy series and the Hobart. Tracey Johnstone and Guy Nowell are reporting for Sail-World from Phuket where the Australian presence is again strong.

Enjoy our detailed coverage.

Rob Kothe,Al Constable and the Sail-World Team



King Ben takes the Monsoon Cup 2010
Monsoon Cup 2010 Media,
A thrilling five race final at the 2010 Monsoon Cup. Coming into this event a lot was a stake – the Monsoon Cup 2010 and the ISAF Match Racing World Championship.... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup 2010: good news, more wind expected on day two
Tracey Johnstone,
Day two of the Phuket King's Cup looks like delivering some good news for both the sailors and the race committee with stronger winds forecasted. After a light-wind, tactically challenging day yesterday, the sailors will enjoy some more puff if the predicted 10 knot plus east, south-easter eventuates.... [more]
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B&G launches powerful wave technology processor
Jamie Millar/Estelle Baldry,
B&G has launched its impressive new WTP3 Wave Technology Processor, providing competitive sailors the accuracy and performance they demand.... [more]
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Food, food, food – sometimes it's all you ever think about....
John Curnow,
Keeping the crew busy preparing food when the weather is nice and then serving something really tasty and homely when it has all gone to God, are two fundamentals of offshore racing, indeed cruising too!... [more]
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More on-the-water images from Phuket King's Cup 2010
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
It was a grey and uninviting day to start the Phuket King's Cup 2010. On the breakfast deck at the Kata Beach Resort we could hear the RO over the VHF, winding up for an AP flag. So, another round of toast. Then when we did get down to the beach, the camera boat blew its steering - fortunately before we had waded out from the beach and splashed aboard... [more]
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Strong results for Australian Sailing Team on day one of Sail Sydney
Craig Heydon,
Australian Sailing Team crews have made solid starts to the second round of the 2010 Sail Down Under Series, with racing in all classes on day one of Sail Sydney. Recently crowned 2010 Australian 49er Champions Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen started their week well, finishing the opening day with a first, second and fifth place finish.... [more]
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International Dragons come alive on Port Phillip.
John Curnow,
11 International Dragon Class yachts took to Melbourne's Port Phillip over the weekend in the second of the Royal Brighton Yacht Club's (RBYC) pre-Worlds events. Representing Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and New Zealand, the fleet certainly got right into the competition angle of the series, with a few Port/Starboard incidents resulting in damage.... [more]
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Sail Sydney day 1 - Tricky, light and patchy
Di Pearson,
Tricky light and patchy conditions opened the first day of racing at Sail Sydney. Some surprise leaders after the first day of sailing. Alexandra South, a 2010 ISAF Youth World Championship representative from NSW tops the Laser Radial board with a win and a sixth place.... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup 2010: no clean sweep in tricky conditions for day one
Tracey Johnstone,
Some you win and some you lose, but for Evolution Racing it was a win, win result in two of their three Phuket King's Cup races.... [more]
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Sydney's Aquatic Events – Free safe boating guide
NSW Maritime,
Sydney's busy schedule of summer aquatic events gets underway this week with the Sail Sydney regatta over the four days of Monday 6 to Thursday 9 December. This coincides with the release of the latest safety guide to Sydney's major aquatic events for boat owners and spectators.... [more]
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RadioLive's Martin Devlin talks with Mr America's Cup, Dennis Conner
RadioLive,
Last Saturday afternoon, RadioLive's Martin Devlin had the opportunity to interview the man who is still regarded as 'Mr America's Cup' Dennis Conner. Here, courtesy of RadioLive, is the audio of that interview where Dennis Conner is asked his thoughts on New Zealand from 2003, the current proposals for the 34th America's Cup, nationality in the Cup, monohull vs multihull, and more... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet stands at 90
Jennifer Crooks,
Entries for this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race have officially closed. Coming with a single minded determination to win the Tattersall's Cup, the stunning silver trophy awarded to the overall winner, last year's Rolex Sydney Hobart divisional winner and winner of the Rolex Fastnet Race, RÁN will face tough competition from local favourite Stephen Ainsworth's RP63 Loki.... [more]
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Raymarine's new T Series sets the standard
Mike Rose PR,
Raymarine's new T Series thermal imaging cameras are setting new standards of target identification for boat owners and skippers.... [more]
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Sail Sydney - Big names roll into town
Di Pearson,
Sail Sydney - Big names roll into town - Champions in the making will race alongside their idols when some of the biggest names in Olympic sailing hit Sydney Harbour from today until 9 December for the annual Sail Sydney regatta, organised by Yachting NSW.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week new schedule announced
Rob Mundle,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week schedule - The regatta, which was inaugurated in 1984 and is now in its 28th year, has been shortened by one day. It will conclude on Friday, 26 August. However, the change has not stopped the organisers from going to great lengths to ensure this Race Week will be the best ever.... [more]
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NZ 12 Ft Skiffs to compete in Sydney
Graham Catley,
The Maersk NZ 12 ft skiff team to compete in the 51st Interdominion Championship was selected last weekend in a series run out of the Auckland Sailing Club. The regatta is being held in Sydney at the Lane Cove Skiff Club from 7-15 January with 8 boats from NZ being shipped over to compete against an Australian fleet which has been reinvigorated since they won the last years event in Auckland.... [more]
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Yachting Victoria Club Marine Series- Crew lucky to escape injury
Mike Sabey,
Yachting Victoria Club Marine Serie - The crew of the nine metre sloop Matador were lucky to escape serious injury when the tip of their broken mast crashed to the deck, following a two boat head on collision just minutes before the start of heat two of the Club Marine Series sailed on Port Phillip over the weekend... [more]
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18ft Skiffs NSW Championship Race 5 on Sydney Harbour
Frank Quealey,
Yandoo's John 'Woody' Winning, Andrew Hay and Dave Gibson may be the veteran team in the fleet but they showed their younger opponents that they are far from easy beats when they won Race 5 (last race) of the NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team second at the Monsoon Cup
Kinley Fowler,
Mirsky Racing Team faced Ben Ainslie's TeamOrigin in the final of the Monsoon Cup.... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup 2010: last minute jobs, with no more time to spare
Tracey Johnstone,
Less than one day out from the start of the 24th Phuket King's Cup and nerves are showing as the teams finalised registration and headed out on the water for last-minute training. Ony half of the cup fleet chose to take up the chance to shake out some of the nerves by competing in this afternoon's practice race.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup: Ainslie wins the slugfest of Terengganu
Richard Gladwell,
Newly crowned World match racing champion, Ben Ainslie added the Monsoon Cup to his bulging trophy cabinet with a win in the 2010 Monsoon Cup off Terengganu River, Malaysia, today. After what most consider to be a disappointing year for triple Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie, he and his TeamOrigin crew had all to sail for after winning the World Match Championship a few hours before.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup 2010 images
Sail-World.com,
There has been action aplenty this week at the Monsoon Cup, including the demise of the 2009 World Champion Adam Minoprio (ETNZ/Blackmatch racing) and the World Tour leader Mathieu Richard (French Match Racing Team).... [more]
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Ben Ainslie is the new ISAF Match Racing World Champion
Monsoon Cup 2010 Media,
Ben Ainslie and TEAMORIGIN - Iain Percy, Christian Kamp, Matthew Cornwell and Mike Mottl showed world-class match racing skill in the tricky conditions presented by the Terengganu River this morning, to win the coveted 2010 title.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup: Ben Ainslie wins the 2010 World Match Racing Championship
Richard Gladwell,
Triple Olympic Gold medallist, Ben Ainslie, and TeamOrigin have won the 2010 World Match Racing Championship after winning their semi-final over wild card Bjorn Hansen (DEN) off Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia today.... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup 2010: fully loaded for cup assault
Tracey Johnstone,
Phuket King's Cup Racing Class challenger, Ray Roberts's Evolution Racing, is loaded up with new sails, a keel change and some fairly heavy-weight crew as they head into the first race tomorrow. Roberts has had a fearsome 11 months leading the racing class to overall wins at most Asian regattas. The only blimp has been last week's Raja Muda where the Evolution Racing team fell back to second.... [more]
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Perth International Cup - Belcher and Page win on Perth waters
Craig Heydon,
Perth International Cup - Belcher and Page win on Perth waters - The Australian Sailing Team's 470 men's crew of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page continue to hone their skills and learn about the conditions ahead of the Perth 2011 World Championship, winning the first Perth International Cup on Friday.... [more]
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Moth vs 49er vs Kite
Markus Schwendtner,
Moth vs 49er vs Kite. Patrick Rynne had an epic afternoon a few days ago, having the ultimate showdown between some of the fastest sailing craft in the world. Here is a quick preview.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup: Ainslie crashes his way into Semi-Finals, World No1 exits
Richard Gladwell and WMRT,
Triple Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie (GBR) TEAMORIGIN created something of an upset today when he displaced world 1 ranked skipper Mathieu Richard in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Monsoon Cup. The loss for Richard (FRA) means that he is is reliant on others to win the World Match Racing title, and take the crown vacated by defending world champion Adam Minoprio and his BlackMatch Racing te... [more]
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Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania - Four (or at least two) seasons in a day
Peter Campbell,
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania - Cynical Hobarts often tell visitors they may experience four seasons in a day in southern Tasmania. Today there were at least two seasons in terms of temperature and wind strength – and that didn't help the sailors contesting the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's second pennant day, plus an attempt to resail the blown-out first pennant day of the season... [more]
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ORC and RORC work together towards a common goal for offshore racing
ORC,
Offshore Racing Congress - Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Union Nationale pour La Course au Large (UNCL), joint owners of the IRC rating rule, have been in discussion with the ORC about the possibility of creating a unified organisation to govern yacht ratings worldwide. This initiative to bring the world offshore rating systems together was endorsed by ISAF following its AGM in 2009 in Korea.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup day 4 - World title hopes fade as semi finalists decided
Monsoon Cup 2010 Media,
Ben Ainslie (TEAMORIGIN), Jesper Radich (Gaastra Racing Team), Bjorn Hansen (Hansen Global Team) and Torvar Mirsky (Mirsky Racing Team) all progressed through to the semi finals, but not before spectators were treated to some world class matches.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010: Who's who in the near record fleet
Tracey Johnstone,
The Phuket King's Cup has bought together the ‘who's who' of racing and cruising in Asia in a regatta mixed with great day racing and enjoyable after-race celebrations. In its 24th year, the Cup has again attracted a strong fleet of 109 boats, sizes ranging in size from the little eight metre sports boats up to the elegant 50 metre Premier fleet entrant, S/Y Perseus. With the regatta starting off... [more]
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New GP26 Rapid Transit turns heads in Oz
Dobbs Davis,
Brett Van Munster Boats and Fred Barrett Yacht Design have teamed up to produce an exciting new GP26, Rapid Transit, for Bob Dempsey to compete among Sportboats in and around Sydney Harbour. Van Munster, a renowned builder of 18-foot skiffs, has put his expertise into crafting this lightweight yet offshore-capable yacht that can be sailed comfortably with 2-3 people and raced easily with 4-5 crew.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup: Video action from Terengganu
WMRT Media,
The World Match Racing Tour have extracted the best clips from the live coverage of the 2010 Monsoon Cup in Terengganu, Malaysia... [more]
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Monsoon Cup day 4 - World Championship on the line
Monsoon Cup 2010 Media,
In the final match of the Monsoon Cup qualifying round, triple Olympic Gold medallist Ben Ainslie (TEAMORIGIN) was matched against Ian Williams (Team GAC Pindar), a dual World Match Racing Champion.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Onboard with TEAMORIGIN
Sail-World.com,
The Hot Seat ride onboard with TEAMORIGIN was certainly a highlight of this Monsoon Cup for me and something I won't forget.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup 2010 - Gilmour and YANMAR Racing in with a chance
YANMAR Racing Media,
Three skippers were in danger of missing the Monsoon Cup quarter finals - YANMAR Racing's Peter Gilmour among them. It was intense racing in the Qualifying series but Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing crew; pitman Yasuhiro Yaji (JPN) and bowman Kazuhiko Sofuku (JPN) who have been with Gilmour for 20 years, trimmer Thierry Douillard (FRA) and tactician Cameron Dunn, (NZL) survived to fight anot... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Mirsky Racing Team into quarters as Champion bows out
Kinley Fowler,
Monsoon Cup - Plenty of drama as defending World and Monsoon Cup champion Adam Minoprio bows out of the title run, and the top 8 are decided with two races to go of the qualifying round... [more]
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Wot a Coup for Sailors with disABILITIES
Lisa Ratcliff,
Sailors with disABILITIES is cautioning they will take no prisoners in this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race when they shift gears in their long established program thanks to a half a million dollar donation.... [more]
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Sail Brisbane - Final day highlights available online now
Craig Heydon,
Sail Brisbane - Final day highlights available online now - The opening round of the 2010 Sail Down Under Series finished up on Thursday with the final day of Sail Brisbane. Held at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, 103 crews battled it out for honours on Moreton Bay.... [more]
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WSSR Council ratifies New World Speed Sailing Record
John Reed,
WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record... [more]
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