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 10 Dec 2010
 




King's Cup, Win an Opti competition drawn... lots of news

Sail-World's Tracey Johnstone and Guy Nowell bring you all the news from the Phuket King's Cup.

If you've not been following the Sail-World video selection, have a look this week, lots of crash and burn but some great historical content too.


The Sail-World Ozi-Opti 'Win an Opti for the Kids and one for the Club' contest judging has been completed, the winning young sailor has been notified as has the very happy Club.

We will be announcing the details on Monday, with interviews and images.

The 2011 Rex Gorell Prestige Etchells Nationals will be sailed on Corio Bay, Geelong from eighth to 15th January 2011.

The pre-Nationals event is on next weekend in Geelong, there are a limited number of slots still open.



Etchells 2011 Australian titles Geelong - Pre-Nationals next weekend
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 2011 Rex Gorell Prestige Etchells Australian Championships to be sailed Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th January and the Pre-Nationals Event on December 18th and 19th. 2010 (a few slots left with 25 visiting boat limit- so get in quick.)... [more]
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From 18ft Skiff to 100ft super maxi
Frank Quealey,
NSW 18ft Skiff Championship - When Gotta Love It 7's crew of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage wrapped up the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour last Sunday, an interested onlooker was the 100ft super maxi Investec Loyal.... [more]
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Sail Sydney Video highlights available online
Craig Heydon,
Video highlights from Sail Sydney available online now - The second round of the 2010 Sail Down Under Series finished up on Thursday with the final day of Sail Sydney. Raced on Sydney harbour, more than 200 crews battled it out over four days of racing.... [more]
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America's Cup: Fifth entry announced
America's Cup Media edited by Sail-World,
America's Cup event organizers today confirmed the receipt of the fifth entry for the 34th America's Cup in 2013. The official announcement by the team is expected in the coming weeks. The challenger is the second announced entry, who has elected not to publicly reveal their identity at the time of lodging their notice of challenge.... [more]
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SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Round one
Jennifer Crooks,
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Round one - The first sparring match between the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart glory boats, the optimised Investec LOYAL and Wild Oats XI, will take place on Sydney Harbour next Tuesday, December 14, in the annual SOLAS Big Boat Challenge maxi yacht race.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010: nervous wait for wind on last day of series
Tracey Johnstone,
It will be a nervous, long wait out on the water today for 107 boats competing in the Phuket King's Cup with the breeze forecasted not to settle until mid-afternoon on the last day of racing in the series.... [more]
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RC 44 Cup Miami - Match Racing win to Team Aqua
Bernard Schopfer,
Chris Bake's Team Aqua won the match racing portion of the ORACLE RC 44 Cup Miami. Team Aqua then fended off repeated challenges from Artemis to grab the double championship.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Skippers to take on mighty Southern Ocean in 2nd leg
Velux 5 Oceans,
If the first ocean sprint wasn't hard enough, the VELUX 5 OCEANS is about to get a lot tougher. Howling winds, freezing temperatures, mountainous seas and icebergs await the five ocean racers as they leave the comfort of Cape Town and head into the bleak expanses of the Indian Ocean bound for Wellington in New Zealand. It is here they will encounter some of the worst weather weather conditions... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010: series history in the making tomorrow
Tracey Johnstone,
Two boats are looking to match Phuket King's Cup racing history as they vie for a third consecutive win in their respective classes in the final day of racing in the series. Matt Allen's Ichi Ban in the IRC1 class and CPO Wiwat Poonpat's Thai Navy 1 in the IRC2 class have the chance to replicate what was last achieved by Bill Gasson when he won the keelboat class in 1989, 1990 and 1991.... [more]
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Top sailors in Noosa national championship showdown
Claire Kelly,
Around 80 entries are expected for the 46th Australian championship title including current world champion (his seventh world title) and seven-times national A-Class winner Glenn Ashby, who has just signed up for the New Zealand Americas cup catamaran team.... [more]
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Australian sailors bring home four medals on final day of Sail Sydney
Craig Heydon,
Australian Sailing Team crews have won four medals on the final day of Sail Sydney. Slingsby ran away with the Laser class on the final two days of competition, with his fifth and third in the two races on Thursday morning meaning he won his second straight Sail Sydney title with a race to spare.... [more]
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Sail Sydney wind dies but action continues on final day
Sail Sydney Media,
Upset results and last-gasp victories were the order of the day on Sydney Harbour as competitors at the Yachting NSW organised Sail Sydney battled with each other and fading winds.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart winner offered replacement mast
Lisa Ratcliff,
The Beneteau brethren has come to the aid of stricken South Australian skipper Andrew Saies with Howard Piggott generously offering the mast from his First 40, Flying Cloud. The top third of Two True's mast was damaged as the boat was being towed off a sandbar at Apollo Bay on Tuesday evening, a major setback for Saies' trophy defence of his Rolex Sydney Hobart overall win last year.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010: Saturday's combined races to become showpiece
Tracey Johnstone,
Saturday's combined IRC and OMR races will be the showpiece of sailing in Phuket for the 24th King's Cup Regatta fleet. The idea of a combined race for monohulls and another one for the multihulls is innovative as it is attractive to the King's Cup Regatta sailors. The day will start with the annual Sail Past to honour the King's birthday. Then the large cup fleet, along with some local yachts ent... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup 2010: Lay Day turns out busy for Evolution Racing
Tracey Johnstone,
What do you do on Lay Day at the 24th Phuket King's Cup ? Phuket offers a multitude of activities for the over-stressed sailor from sleeping in, to golf games, massages, long lunches, cooking lessons, temple visits and great shopping. When you have to be on the beach at 0700, get the boat ready while at anchor and then be at the start line before 0900, a day of pure relaxation is a welcome relief.... [more]
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Welcome Ambassadors ready - entries close tomorrow for 2011 Coffs Race
Damian Devine,
With 54 boats entered for the 30th Anniversary Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht at the provisional close of entries last Friday, a final call for entries has come from the organisers The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Competitors will have until 5pm tomorrow Friday 10th December to get their entry in without incurring a late fee.... [more]
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ISAF Publishes 2011 Supplement To The Case Book For 2009-2012
ISAF,
ISAF Publishes 2011 Supplement To The Case Book For 2009-2012 - The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published the 2011 Supplement to The Case Book for 2009-2012, which contains interpretations of The Racing Rules of Sailing.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010 - one (and two, three, four) for the album
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Here comes the sun. Hooray, at last! After the previous night's paddling party at the Kata Thani, courtesy of Kata Rocks, the sun came out the next morning and wore his blue hat. Blue sea, blue sky, fluffy white clouds and (mostly) white boats. Anyone interested in seeing more images from the King's Cup - this year or any other year - or images of specific boats - please contact the regatta's... [more]
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Wild Oats XI ready for the Sydney Hobart - Francolini images
Andrea Francolini images,
Photographer Andrea Francolini was out on Bob Oatley's maxi Wild Oats X1 and sends this gallery of images. The boat is in great condition and the crew is pumped and ready to bounce into action.... [more]
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Fremantle Harbour Classic - 20 years of action
Yachting WA,
Annual Club Marine Fremantle Harbour Classic on Sunday 12 December 2010. The event has great historical significance considering that the first yacht was introduced after World War II, back in 1946 - the first year of the traditional Challenge Race.... [more]
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Mirror Worlds Western Australia on countdown to Boxing Day start
Yachting WA,
The 14th World Championships of the International Mirror Class will be held from 26 December 2010 to 7 January 2011 in Albany, Western Australia at the Princess Royal Sailing Club.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Notice of Race published
ISAF,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - The Notice of Race for the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the test event for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, is now available to download.... [more]
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Sail-World's Sailing Videos of the Week - Monsoon Cup crashes and more
The Sail-World Team,
More and more great sailing video footage is turning up online. For your enjoyment Sail-World is going to bring you a mixture of the latests and greatest and some historic footage each week. If you'd like to make sure everyone sees the best old stuff, give us your feedback.... [more]
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Speedsailing Outright World Record ratified at 55.65 knots for Douglas
Markus Schwendtner,
The WSSRC has today ratified the last and final record from Luderitz, handing over the crown of Speedsailing to US Rob Douglas.... [more]
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Flying 18's - Building a high-tech 18ft skiff
Frank Quealey,
Flying 18's - A video presentation depicting the building of a high-tech 18ft skif... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings - A new King claims the Throne
ISAF,
ISAF World Match Racing Champion and 2010 world Match Race Tour winner Ben Ainslie (GBR) has today also claimed the top position in the open rankings for the first time in his career. Nicky Souter (AUS) maintains her position at the top of the women's rankings.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Photos of Bullens in Cape Town
Sail-World Staff,
Christophe Bullens is welcomed by fellow skippers upon his arrival in Cape Town. The entire Velux 5 Oceans community gets ready to help Christophe make repairs on his yacht Five Oceans of Smiles Too.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45's joined at Warkworth
Ivor Wilkins,
Ivor Wilkins from www.americascup.com revisited the Core Composites building facility in Warkworth 40 minutes drive north of Auckland, and found the first of the new AC45 one design class was being laid up in the female moulds. This boat is scheduled for launch at the end of next month, and will be owned by BMW Oracle as a spare boat for the America's Cup World Series.... [more]
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America's Cup: Kevin Parry remembered
BMW Oracle Racing blog,
The America's Cup community gathered on Wednesday in Perth to celebrate one of its own – Kevin Parry, the principal backer of the Kookaburra campaign, which became the Australian defender of the Cup in 1987. Iain Murray, with Kevin Parry and Iain's dog 'Cliff', during a press conference at the 1987 America's Cup in Perth, Australia... [more]
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Sail Sydney - Strong winds create excitement
Sail Sydney Media,
Moths and 49ers were clocked sailing at more than 20 knots on Sydney Harbour today as a fresh north-easterly filled in early, leading to capsizes in most classes and some early retirements with broken gear.... [more]
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Strong breeze and race wins for Australian crews at Sail Sydney
Craig Heydon,
Australian Sailing Team crews have reveled in the strong breeze on day three of Sail Sydney. Starting the day 15 points behind overnight leader Tom Burton, Tom Slingsby powered ahead with the three wins moving him seven points clear of second placed Jeemin Ha of Korea with Burton seven points further back.... [more]
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New Hanse 495 World Premiere at boot Düsseldorf
Windcraft,
New Hanse 495 World Premiere at boot Düsseldorf. Superb sailing abilities are assured by optimum hull lines, efficient appendages and a well proportioned sail area. A spacious, crew friendly cockpit and a safe accessible deck.... [more]
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Cairns courts international students with marine training college
Jeni Bone,
Cairns, Queensland will soon be a leading hub for maritime training with the launch of the Great Barrier Reef International Maritime College (GBRIMC).... [more]
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Heading for Sail Paradise on the Gold Coast - via Hobart!
Rob Mundle,
Heading for Sail Paradise on the Gold Coast - via Hobart! - Bill Wild, who recently purchased the highly competitive Reichel/Pugh 55 Yendys and renamed her Rodd & Gunn Wedgetail, plans to sail the yacht more than 1600 nautical miles just to be at the Marinonics Sail Paradise series on the Gold Coast next month.... [more]
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Rolex Trophy Series attracts top fleet
Di Pearson,
Sailing enthusiasts will be treated to spectacular racing when a world-class fleet lines up for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Trophy One-Design Series off Sydney from 10-12 December.... [more]
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RYA OnBoard gets over a quarter of a million kids sailing and windsurf
Royal Yachting Assoc,
Over the last five years well over a quarter of a million youngsters have been enjoying sailing and windsurfing thanks to a pioneering scheme from the RYA called OnBoard. 'When we launched the programme back in 2005 we set ourselves the target of introducing 500,000 youngsters to sailing over a 10 year period. Now we are half way through it's fantastic to see how many youngsters are getting o... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010 - 'apres racing'
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Phuket King's Cup 2010: what to do after racing? First crack a bottle of Mont Clair champagne, and then when the sun goes down head to the party at Mom Tri's Boathouse, just along the sand from the Kata Beach Resort... [more]
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Rock stars doing it tough at Sail Sydney
Di Pearson,
The Sail Down Under series is an open event, meaning that everyone from youth sailors to masters' competitors can take on world champions and after the second day of competition, it is obvious that not all of the young guns are in awe of their more accomplished heroes.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010: pictures, and a taste of sunshine
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Two days into the regatta, and a lot more pictures later than you ever see in the press releases and race reports... for the man with the camera, the day started with a stranding on the beach when the camera RIB was discovered to have a punctured tube. Oh dear, but anyway we made it out to the race course - a little delayed - in time to find a bit of sunshine, and a moderate breeze... [more]
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