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 24 Jan 2011
 


News from Audi Victoria Week, all the last details on the AC45 and more feature stories.



Gladwell's Line: Will the cat cut the mustard at the America's Cup?
Richard Gladwell,
or the past few months we've been following the construction of the AC45 in Warkworth, and this week had our first glimpse of her out sailing. We've been skeptical of many of the claims made for the use of large catamarans, in the America's Cup. Particularly when those comments are made by people we know have very little sailing experience, and are just talking up the market.... [more]
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An evening with Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge – Part I
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Two Australian sailors are starring at the 2011 Audi Victoria Week, Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge. Outteridge after winning the Audi King of Docklands SB3 event is now leading the SB3 series. ISAF sailor of the year Slingsby is calling tactics on todays IRC Division A double winner Hooligan. Today we publish the first part of a three part interview series with them both.... [more]
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Hooligan shows she's set for Audi Australian IRC series
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Numbers of boats have come a long way specifically for Audi Victoria Week, the first event of the Audi Australian IRC series. One such boat is Marcus Blackmore's TP52 Hooligan and with two bullets today, she is on track.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Day 2 images by Alex McKinnon
Sail-World.com,
Audi Victoria Week - Day 2 images by Alex McKinnon, For more images Alex can be contacted at ajmck2008@live.com... [more]
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Australian Laser Masters Nationals - entries closing Feb 1st
Colin Cain & PSA Media,
The Australian Laser Masters Nationals – the first Masters Nationals in Australia for more than 25 years – are being held at the beautiful holiday resort of Port Stephens in just a few weeks. Entries close on 1st Feb, so get moving now!!... [more]
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82nd Stonehaven Cup for 12 Foot Cadet dinghy at King Island
Ray Smith,
82nd Stonehaven Cup for 12 Foot Cadet Dinghy – Results The 12 Foot Cadet Dinghy 82nd Stonehaven Cup regatta was sailed on Grassy Harbour in King Island from January 3rd to 10th .... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Close quarter racing in Audi IRC Series
Di Pearson,
Racing could not get any closer in Divisions B and C at Audi Victoria Week and the top five in each will have to stay on top of their game if they want to cart home trophies on Wednesday night when the series finishes.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - More Andrea Francolini images
Andrea Francolini images,
Photographer Andrea Francolini was out and about capturing the action at Audi Victoria Week in Geelong. Here we present part two of the gallery of images Andrea sent from today's racing.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Andrea Francolini images
Andrea Francolini images,
Photographer Andrea Francolini was out and about capturing the action at Audi Victoria Week in Geelong. We hope you enjoy this gallery of Andrea's images from today's racing.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - The Goat spins gold in Sydney 38's
Di Pearson,
Bruce Foye from NSW sailed The Goat to a solid victory in the opening race of the Sydney 38 One-Design National Championship at Audi Victoria Week today and backed up with a third place to lead the nine race series.... [more]
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Audi IRC Series - Hooligan hits her straps but Living Doll leads
Di Pearson,
Marcus Blackmore (Hooligan) came ashore a happier man this afternoon after winning Division A Race 2 and sharing a win in Race 3 of the Audi IRC Series at Audi Victoria Week with the new series leader, Living Doll, owned by Melbournian Michael Hiatt.... [more]
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Cruising's colour spectrum at Audi Victoria Week
Lisa Ratcliff,
The four Club Marine cruising divisions that make up the bulk of the near 400 strong line-up contesting Audi Victoria Week's 167th edition today brought the full colour spectrum to Geelong's Corio Bay as they criss-crossed the expansive waterway.... [more]
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Australian 18ft Skiffs Championship Race 3 win to Barnabas
Frank Quealey,
Australian 18 footer Championship skipper Trevor Barnabas won his second race from the three races sailed so far but he won't be declared champion after the series concludes next Sunday on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Mewstone Race winner Dump Truck now aims for Sydney Hobart
Peter Campbell,
Mewstone Race Hobart yachtsman Justin Wells has skippered the two-times Sydney Hobart Race division winner Dump Truck to top handicap honours in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's revived race.... [more]
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Queensland's Surf to City - New date announced
Nigel Statham,
Following the postponement of the 2011 Surf to City Yacht Race in January due to the floods, the race will now be held on Saturday 5th March.... [more]
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week concludes on a fast note
Lesley Haslar,
The ORMA 60 TVR screamed across the Bay from Opua at over 34 knots. Safer to stay clear of this missile - she was almost airborne. On the other side of the coin, M1 ripped off a spreader in the second race on Day One – then Tongue Twister experienced compression and ‘there went the mast'. But wait there's more. Advantage lost-it in the last race (Passage Division), literally lost it – with the ma... [more]
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Entries swell for Pacific Quarter Ton Cup in March
John Bennett,
The Panmure Yacht & Boating Club has offered the original PGH/Lynn Pacific Quarter Ton Cup for annual competition, to be conducted by PYBC. The trophy can be competed for in 2011 in a reunion regatta for yachts that were once holders of a Quarter Ton Class Rating, or a sister ship The Panmure Yacht & Boating Club has offered the original PGH/Lynn Pacific Quarter Ton Cup for annual competition... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - a Lazy Sunday morning
Sail-World.com,
The 165 boats across the Club Marine Cruising Non Spinnaker and Cruising with Spinnaker Divisons 1,2 and 3 started in very soft conditions on the inner harbour and their course headed them up the Hopetoun Channel to the Outer Harbour. Its an unforgiving channel with water depths of less than 1.5 metres on either side and numbers of the boats, drifted out of the channel to a gentle grounding.... [more]
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Day 1 and 2 - 2011 NZ Laser National Champs
Mike Knowsley,
Day 1 - Saturday 22 January at the 2011 New Zealand Laser Championships was a challenge for the race comittee and competitors. A light and unstable wind came from South East to East wind as it flowed around Rangitoto Island towards the sailing are off Torbay on Auckland's North Shore.... [more]
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America's Cup: Murray Jones on the AC45 at 25kts plus
Richard Gladwell,
Murray Jones is referred to as 'The Captain' in Oracle Racing circles. A recent convert from Team Alinghi, Jones is one of New Zealand's most accomplished sailors going right back into the 470 class where he and Andy Knowles were the NZ nomination for the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. Sail-World caught up with him, just after he stepped onto the dock, after just the second day of sailing aboard the... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - More Day 1 and Day 2 images from Teri Dodds
Sail-World.com,
Audi Victoria Week - Audi King of the Docklands 2011 images from Teri Dodds, more images online at: www.teridodds.com... [more]
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America's Cup: Launching the AC45 - not that difficult?
Richard Gladwell,
Erecting the wingsail and launching the wingsailed AC45, and her larger sister the AC72, were expected to pose some problems for the America's Cup team support team crews. In monohull terms it is like trying to launch an ACC yacht with her sails up. In this series of photos and video we show how the Oracle Racing shore, design and build team have worked to overcome these issues.... [more]
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Mewstone Race - The Fork in the Road takes line honours
Peter Campbell,
The Fork in the Road, skippered by former Olympic and world champion dinghy sailor Gary Smith, has taken line honours in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's revived Mewstone Race, the southernmost ocean race in Australia, down to Latitude 43° South.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Virbac Paprec 3 covers 516 miles in 24 hours
Barcelona World Race,
Virbac Paprec 3, currently lying second in the Barcelona World Race has sailed 516 nautical miles over the past 24 hours, potentially establishing a new speed record for the IMOCA 60 class.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Passage race images from Alex McKinnon
Alex McKinnon,
Audi Victoria Week - Passage race images from Alex McKinnon... [more]
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Key West Race Week - Images of day five by Leighton Oconnor
Leighton Oconnor,
Photographer Leighton Oconnor has been on the water again - Key West Race day five... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week Passage Race surprises
Di Pearson,
Nick Bartels sailed his Cookson 50 from Melbourne to an overall win in Division 1 of the Passage Race at Audi Victoria Week today, while Christopher Opielok (Rockall III) a newcomer to Australia and the event cleaned up in Division 2.... [more]
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Audi IRC Australian Championship action online
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is giving sailing fans from around the world the opportunity to following the action at the opening round of the 2011 Audi IRC Australian Championship, Audi Victoria Week, from their computers with live tracking available throughout the week.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Passage Race images by Andrea Francolini
Sail-World.com,
Audi Victoria Week - Passage Race images by Andrea Francolini, more images online at: www.afrancolini.com... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Loki struggles to line honours in tricky Passage
Di Pearson,
On stepping ashore in Geelong after taking line honours in Audi Victoria Week's Passage Race this afternoon, Loki's sailing master Gordon Maguire described the protracted 36.8 nautical mile race as 'painful.'... [more]
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Mewstone Race - Lion-like Mewstone just friendly ‘cub' for yacht fleet
Peter Campbell,
Abel Janzoon Tasman, the Dutch navigator who first sighted the Mewstone, a rocky island off the southern tip of Tasmania in 1642, wrote that it ‘resembled a lion', starting a rugged reputation that has lasted for centuries.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Australian sailors set to line up
Craig Heydon,
ISAF Sailing World Cup has Australian sailors busy making final preparations.... [more]
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Key West Race Week Goombay Team smash seals the deal
Joy Dunigan,
Key West Race Week Melges 32 Champion Doug Douglas and his colorful Goombay Smash team has a round of special congrats in order. Douglas and tactician, Chris Larson along with crew members Marco Constant, Andy Escourt, Stu Pollard, Travis Wilson, Chris Welch and Chelsea Davison sported day-glo-flamingo pink duds for the final showdown.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week 2011 - Scarlet Runner produces Red Faces
Sail-World.com,
Audi Victoria Week 2011 - Red Faces with a major upset in today's 36 nautical mile Melbourne to Geelong Passage race. Heavy overcast and soft breeze for the 300+ boat start of today's race with a new course took the fleet from St Kilda Pier down the shoreline towards Sandringham.... [more]
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Australian F18 Catamaran National Championships
Lulu Roseman,
Some of Australia's leading multi-hull sailors (and a few mono- hull guns) are expected to carve up the waters around Gosford this weekend in the Australian F18 Catamaran National Championships.... [more]
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Is a third world title on the cards for Nathan Outteridge?
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Nathan Outteridge, from Lake Macquarie New South Wales, one of the superstars of Australian sailing is clearly freakishly talented and he spends a lot of time on the water, 300 days a year.... [more]
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Australian Flying 11 National Championship - Title up for grabs
David Price,
Australian Flying 11 National Championship reports on Races 6, 7, 8 and 9. The forecast weather was for an easterly system of around 15kts from 1100hrs, this equating to a day of unsteady pressure with oscillating winds and a fair deal of lucky dipping for crews with such a large fleet and start line. Well, they lied again haha.... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds 2011 Video - Charlie McKee talks about the Wing Sail
Zhik Moth Worlds 2011,
Zhik Moth Worlds 2011 video.... [more]
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