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 20 Dec 2010
 




Etchells, Sail Melbourne, the America's Cup - news from everywhere but NOT the Sydney Hobart - that is in another newsletter.



Australian Etchells Pre-Nationals Day One
Etchells Media,
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club is holding a Pre-Nationals event this weekend, with three races sailed on Saturday and another three scheduled for today, Sunday.... [more]
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Rolex Trophy - Limit makes good on threat
Di Pearson,
Limit was the star attraction of the Rolex Trophy. The West Australian's helmsman, New Zealander, Gavin Brady, steered the RP62 to a good midline start to be third boat leaving Sydney Heads and coming home in good time to win the race overall.... [more]
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16ft Skiffs - Fire Stopping fires at the right time
James Bury,
It was the quiet whisper going around Manly 16ft Skiff Club's fleet: Just what was going wrong with two-time national champion Fire Stopping?... [more]
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Newport to update on America's Cup venue status
Richard Gladwell,
Rhode Island's Economic and Development Corp has announced via a media alert that their Executive Director will present an update on the State's bid to become the Venue for the 34th America's Cup after San Francisco had the status of its bid reduced. BMW Oracle Racing's Tom Ehman, head of external affairs for the America's Cup Defender will also be present.... [more]
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RS100 is Sailing World's 2011 Boat of the Year winners
Michael Weiss,
Sailing World magazine announced the winners of its 25th annual Boat of the Year awards, the most anticipated awards in the sailboat-building industry.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Christophe Bullens set to restart Sprint 2
Velux 5 Oceans,
After an amazing effort by a team of volunteers on the dock in Cape Town working to fix his yacht Five Oceans of Smiles too, Belgian ocean racer Christophe Bullens is set to restart sprint two of the VELUX 5 OCEANS. The 49-year-old was forced to head back to Cape Town on Friday with rudder problems, just over 24 hours after starting the 7,500 nautical mile sprint to New Zealand.... [more]
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Marine Auctions say 2010 was a tough year
Bob Wonders,
Chief auctioneer admits it has been a tough year. Despite humid, overcast conditions, quite a sizeable crowd was on hand to see Marine Auctions' chief Adrian Seiffert wielding the hammer.... [more]
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Rolex Trophy Series final day's images by Andrea Francolini
Sail-World.com,
Rolex Trophy Series on Sydney Harbour and 'another day at the office' for photographer Andrea Francolini.... [more]
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Images from Sail Melbourne: RS:X class
Vincenzo Baglione,
Vincenzo Baglione presents another gallery of images from Day 4 of Sail Melbourne 2010, Round 1 of the 2011 ISAF sailing World Cup... [more]
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America's Cup: Update from Warkworth on AC45's
America's Cup Media,
Work on the AC45 catamarans, which the America's Cup teams will use to race in the 2011 America's Cup World Series events, is continuing at pace in Warkworth, 40 minutes north of Auckland, New Zealand, in the BMW Oracle Racing facility home to Core Composites.... [more]
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The Farr 30 Worlds are coming to San Francisco
Farr 30 Class Association,
Farr 30 International One Design Class Association is pleased to announce that the prestigious St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California will host the 2011 Farr 30 World Championship in conjunction with the renowned Rolex Big Boat Series, September 8th to 11th.... [more]
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Betsey Island Race - Good sailing days for the Bugg family of Hobart
Peter Campbell,
It's been a good couple of sailing days for Derwent Sailing Squadron Vice Commodore Ron Bugg and his son Matthew, a strong contender to represent Australia at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne - Aussie medals on final day of Sail Melbourne
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team have won medals of all colours and welcomed a new member to the team on the final day of Sail Melbourne, the opening round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne - Exciting finishes and upsets in medal races
Craig Heydon,
ISAF Sailing World Cup opening round Sail Melbourne has come to an end. Nathan Outteridge reported that the wind shifts were swinging through 55 degrees at various times during the race. The second class away was the Finn, the heavyweight dinghy that features the big men of sailing, and triple Olympic Gold medalist and current World Match Racing champion Ben Ainslie was the one to beat... [more]
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Rolex Trophy Series - Hooligan makes a menace of herself
Di Pearson,
Rolex Trophy Series saw a spectacular start for passage racing in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Trophy Rating and Passage Series' today as the combined fleet took off from Watsons Bay sailing sprung sheets as they headed out past North Head on a passage race of approximately 24 nautical miles.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne - Gold for Ainslie, Dell Karth Nico and Resch
Sail Melbourne,
Sail Melbourne decided the first Sailing World Cup events, with Austria's Delle Karth Nico and Nikolaus Resch winning gold in the 49ers, and Olympic champion Ben Ainslie following suit in the Finns.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne - Australia gold for Belcher and Page
Sail Melbourne,
Sail Melbourne brings Australia its first gold medal in the Sailing World Cup with Olympic gold medallists Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page winning the 470s in a drama filled finale.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne - Another gold to Great Britain
Sail Melbourne,
Sail Melbourne shows Great Britain winning its much documented rivalry against Australia, with Nick Thompson claiming gold over unheralded Australian Tom Burton and ISAF Sailor of the Year and Laser world number one, Tom Slingsby.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne brings more success for the Belchers
Sail Melbourne,
Sail Melbourne had Germany's Friederike Belcher and Kathrin Kadelbach overtake Austrians Sylvia Vogl and Carolina Flatscher on count back to win the Women's 470 World Cup event after her husband's come-from-behind victory in the Men's 470.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne medal races can be tracked live today
Craig Heydon,
Sail Melbourne medal races are due to get underway directly in front of the Sandringham Yacht Club at 11am EDST, and sailing fans from around the world can watch progress via on-board trackers.... [more]
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Barcelona and the media bids 'Bienvenidos' to the skippers
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race skippers lined up today for the first obligatory press conference with the sailors taking part in an official photo call before informal media interviews.... [more]
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Looking at the Reemerging Catamaran Classes
Shauna McGee Kinney,
Ryan Duffield is among the top catamaran athletes in Australia and working his way up among international sailing competitors. He takes a look at his sailing career and the international catamaran classes.... [more]
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World Yacht Racing Forum - Change, modernity and new ways of thinking
Chris Trainor,
Change, modernity and new ways of thinking were at the heart of the World Yacht Racing Forum's third edition. 'The sport of sailing needs to adapt to a changing world': This year's World Yacht Racing Forum saw discussion on new media, host cities, sustainable development, the America's Cup and even the Olympic Games.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne - Aussies in the mix for medals on the final day
Craig Heydon,
Australian Sailing Team crews are in the mix for medals in four classes as the opening round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sail Melbourne, heads towards its climax on Saturday.... [more]
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IFDS Disabled Sailing International Championship - New format debuts
Hayden Swanson,
New Format for Blind Match Racing debuts in Perth, Western Australia. Royal Perth Yacht Club has now released the Notice of Race for the IFDS Disabled Sailing International Championship, 2011, Homerus Blind Match Racing. The event will be held on the Swan River from March 19 to 26 next year.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne - Sail Down Under Series going right down to the wire
Craig Heydon,
After three regattas in three states and 15 days of racing the 2010 Sail Down Under Series comes to a conclusion on Saturday with the final day of Sail Melbourne.... [more]
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470 Junior World Championships Event Preview
Luissa Smith,
The sailors are ready, 40 brand new 470s are lined up in the boat park, the Championship has been officially opened and racing will get underway tomorrow, Friday 17 December, for the teams gathered in Doha, Qatar ready to do battle for the 2010 470 Junior World Championships.... [more]
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Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) Australian titles at RQYS
Darren Spence,
29 December - 2 January 2011 - With just over 10 days before racing starts, the fleet is starting to take shape for the fourth ever ASBA National Titles being sailed out of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly Qld.... [more]
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Rolex Trophy 2010 - Hooligan maintains lead after long day out
Di Pearson,
It was a long day on the water for the reward of just one race in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Trophy Rating Series today, where Marcus Blackmore and his ‘Hooligan' crew sailed into third place to maintain their series lead-... [more]
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Sail Sydney 2010 - 29erXX borrowed hull, charter rig, loads of fun
Oliver Hartas,
'Ollie Hartas: Hi Clynton, Can I please charter an XX rig for Sail Sydney? Clynton: Sure but be careful; unless you are an experienced 29er sailor, I don't recommend chartering this rig. A 29erXX is NOT the sort of boat where you can rock up to a regatta without any prior training. Least of all, Sydney International Regatta. Ollie Hartas: Challenge accepted.'... [more]
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NSW Maritime issues a statewide boating alert
Penny Robins,
NSW Maritime Chief Executive Steve Dunn has warned of continued hazardous conditions in a number of waterways across the State.... [more]
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Top Guns in Geelong for Etchells Pre-Nationals
2011 Etchells Nationals Media,
A fleet of around sixty five one design Etchells will be sailing in the Rex Gorell Prestige Etchells Australian Championship, from the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Victoria from January 9th to 15th, 2011. This weekend December 18-19th, around a third of that fleet will be racing in a Pre-Nationals event.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Rankings - New number one
Robert Deaves,
OK Dinghy World Rankings final release for 2010 brings a familiar face back to the top. This release includes results from the Europeans in Medembik, as well as the Danish, British, Polish, German, Swedish, Belgian and French national championships.... [more]
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Watch out Geelong - the Brighton boats are coming !
Mandy McEvoy,
With the 2011 International Etchell Australian Championships starting in three weeks, we are convening this weekend (18th and 19th December 2010) for the Pre Nationals Regatta at RGYC... [more]
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Victorian Snapper bonanza backed by compliance blitz
DPI VIC,
Fisheries officers issued more than 50 fines to recreational anglers on the weekend as part of a wide ranging blitz to enforce snapper bag limits and other regulations... [more]
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America's Cup: Venue discussions progress well in Newport, RI
Richard Gladwell,
Friday 17th December is the deadline set by BMW Oracle Racing's lead negotiator Stephen Barclay to the City of San Francisco to have a signed agreement in front of the team, before they make their decision on the Venue for the 34th America's Cup. Sail-World understands that a bevy of America's Cup negotiators have variously been in Newport RI, this week.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta will see Rothmans back in action
Lizzie Ward,
Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta - Rothmans, skippered by Britain's Lawrie Smith in The Whitbread Round the World Race1989-90 (the forerunner of the Volvo Ocean Race), will sail from Sweden to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race Legends regatta and reunion.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Sprint 2 sets sail from Cape Town
Velux 5 Oceans,
The second sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans solo round the world yacht race got underway from Cape Town today bound for Wellington in New Zealand. With the iconic Table Mountain providing a stunning backdrop, the fleet of five international ocean racers crossed the start line beginning a gruelling 7,000 nautical mile sprint across the Southern Ocean.... [more]
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