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 24 Dec 2010
 




Ludde Ingvall is leading an Australian syndicate investigating the feasability of an AC34 campaign.

News from NOT Hobart scene.

Happy Christmas from the Sail-World team



America's Cup: Australian team files Notice of Challenge
Sail-World,
A syndicate of Australians including yachtsman Ludde Ingvall, skipper of the YuuZoo Big Boat Racing Team, has submitted a Notice of Challenge to the defending Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. The Syndicate aims to bring together nationwide resources and skills in a true people's challenge. Lodging the application reserves a place for Australia to return to competition for the world's olde... [more]
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America's Cup: San Francisco shortens the odds in tight Venue race
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World NZ's Editor, Richard Gladwell, caught up with BMW Oracle Racing's Chief Operating Officer, and lead negotiator for the 34th America's Cup Venue Selection process, the day after he returned from visiting the three candidates in Newport, San Francisco and Italy. Barclay told Sail-World that the decision was 'going right down to the wire, documenting each city's proposal – each are very... [more]
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Save Our Seas Ocean Racing announces crew for Aust circumnavigation
SOS Racing,
Save Our Seas Ocean Racing are setting up for another world record circumnavigation of Australia. SOS Ocean Racing are out to raise awareness of the damage plastic bags and plastics are doing to the environment.... [more]
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Six Champions seeking Optimist Worlds title in Langkawi
Secretary Optimist class Sally Burnett,
Six Champions meet in Langkawi. In just a few days time the International Optimist Class Worlds will begin in Langkawi, Malaysia. This fabulous island venue will see a near record attendance of 235 sailors from as many as 56 countries.... [more]
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RS Feva Worlds 2011 on-line Entry now open
Bill Tucker,
RS Feva Worlds 2011 - The International RS Feva Class Association is very pleased to announce that the RS Feva Worlds 2011 Sponsored by Allen Sailboat Performance Hardware and Magic Marine website is now live and taking entries.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie - Summer in Australia
©BenAinslie.com,
By the time I leave Australia in January it will have effectively been my home for two months. Being down here allows me to spend a lot of time out on the water in the big breezes and really work on getting my sailing fitness back up to where it needs to be for the 2011 season and the 2012 selection process.... [more]
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America's Cup - BMW retires from Cup campaign
Sail-World.com,
America's Cup - An annoucement today that at the end of the year BMW will bring to a close its longstanding partnership with ORACLE Racing and thereby end its involvement in the America's Cup. This is by mutual agreement of both partners. Both parties set ambitious goals and achieved the ultimate objective: winning the America's Cup.... [more]
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2010 Tassie Trio - Plenty of pairs to highlight
John Curnow,
In addition to getting a pair of races away to Hobart via both coasts of Tasmania, the ORCV also conducts the oldest ocean race in Australia. The Melbourne to Launceston event has been traversing Bass Strait at Christmas time for 103 years and is 198 nautical miles long. As such, it is the fifth oldest ocean race in the world.... [more]
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Marine Rescue NSW - Weekly Roundup from Terrey Hills Unit
Marine Rescue NSW Terrey Hills Unit,
The past week has seen less boating activity compared to last year due to weather conditions making a day on the water a little less inviting than usual. Despite the decrease in boating traffic there were still a number of incidents handled by Marine Rescue Terrey Hills - the Sydney Radio Base.... [more]
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ISAF : 2011 WADA Prohibited List published
ISAF,
Following its approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Executive Committee on September 18, the 2011 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. This List will take effect on 1 January 2011.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans skippers face Christmas at sea
Velux 5 Oceans,
For the skippers, Christmas Day is just one more day at sea. It's especially tough on the skippers who have young children, including Derek Hatfield, Brad Van Liew and Zbigniew Gutkowski. Thanks to the state-of-the-art onboard communications system each skipper has onboard their yachts they will be able to make calls to loved ones.... [more]
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LandCorp Mirror Worlds 2011 count down
Anthony Galante,
The countdown has begun in earnest for the 14th LandCorp International Mirror Class World Championships to be hosted by the Princess Royal Sailing Club in Albany, Western Australia. Albany is a regional center 400km from Perth and the site of Western Australia's first European settlement. It has boasted many great sailors including 3 times Americas Cup sailor Jack Baxter.... [more]
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New Youth Sailing Grand Prix begins in just a few days
Craig Heydon,
The Youth Sailing Grand Prix has been developed to help create Australia's next group of world and Olympic champion sailors.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart - Sailors with disabilities lead communications race
Evonne Geluk,
Whatever challenges the Sailors with disABILITIES crew encounters in its Rolex Sydney Hobart bid next week, staying connected won't be one of them, thanks to Australian technology companies TC Communications and BEAM Communications.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Le Cam aims for podium
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - It would be surprising to see Jean Le Cam line up at the start of a major race without having the ambition of ending up somewhere on the podium.... [more]
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America's Cup: Newport Marine industry rallies to support Venue bid
Richard Gladwell,
The Newport Daily News reports that more than 150 people rallied at New England Boatworks in Portsmouth on Tuesday morning to drive home the message that the state needs to make the investment in boating facilities at Fort Adams State Park in Newport so it can host the 2013 America's Cup races.... [more]
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49er World Youth Championship for Travemuende
Andreas Kling,
World Championships are always a highlight at the world's most beautiful sailing regatta. But a World Championship premiere is very special for Travemuende Week. The 122nd edition of Travemuende Week (22 to 31 July 2011) will be the venue of the first World Youth Championship of the 49er.... [more]
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SLAM 12ft Skiff 51st Interdominions Championship
Max Gundy,
In early January the waters off of Clarke Pt Woolwich will be packed with 12 ft Skiff high action and high energy sailing.... [more]
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Education at Sea - Big Ship, Small State, Significant Impact
Barby MacGowan,
Gist Shows Enthusiasm for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry's Experiential Education Programs. Rhode Island students will replace chalkboards and desks with bow lines and mainsheets when they participate in experiential education aboard the Education at Sea school ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry.... [more]
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Neptune Regatta 2011 - preparing the way for the Race to the Equator
Guy Nowell, Neptune Regatta Media,
The Neptune Regatta 2011 is growing by the minute, and now has 17 boats on the entry list - four in IRC, six in PY, one multihull and no less than six motoryachts. And as is usual on these occasions, there are a fair few who have ‘expressed interest' and are going to be there but just haven't got round to signing up yet... [more]
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Mewstone Race challenge issued by Tasmanian skippers
Peter Campbell,
A challenge has been issued for visiting mainland yacht owners to contest the nation's southernmost ocean race, the Mewstone, to be sailed out of Hobart to 43 degrees south on 21 January 2011. The Mewstone Race, which will take yachts down to the ‘Roaring Forties' along the rugged southern coast of Tasmania, will start on Friday evening, 21 January.... [more]
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Belcher and Page 470 Team - Enjoying a few weeks rest
Malcolm Page and Mat Belcher,
Malcolm and I are pleased to report that we have come away with our first Gold Medal for 2011 at an ISAF Sailing World Cup event. We are now enjoying a few weeks rest before resuming our training again in early January to prepare for the next World Cup stop for 2011 in Miami, USA.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) 2010 - What a season
WMRT,
2010 edition of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) and on the water, the script could not have been given a more thrilling twist. The Monsoon Cup was a final that went down to the wire. Having led the Tour standings all season, Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team arrived at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia as one of five skippers still in with a chance of winning the World Championship.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2010 - Heavy Weather Race
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
As the 2010 Hobart start creeps closer the weather models have still not converged. There might be or might not be a spinnaker start for the 89 boat fleet in the 65th annual Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. At least two models agree there will be a building southerly on Sunday afternoon. with very solid Bass Strait weather on Monday.... [more]
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NSW Maritime Summer 2011 Lifejackets reminder
NSW Maritime,
New compulsory lifejacket wearing requirements are now in effect for all recreational vessels on NSW waterways.... [more]
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