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 31 Jan 2011
 


America's Cup AC45 Wild and Wet in 30+ knots..

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America's Cup: On board the AC45 - Wet, Wet, Wet ....
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Images from aboard the prototype AC45 on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour during the Oceanbridge Anniversary Regatta capturing this very wet action - and maybe a glimpse of what we can expect to see in the real thing . Winds in the harbour were recorded at a peak average of 29kts with gusts recorded at 35kts.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45 - fast and furious on the Waitemata
Gilles Martin-Raget,
The prototype AC45 was put through her paces again today on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour during the Oceanbridge Anniversary Regatta. Winds in the harbour were recorded at a peak average of 29kts with gusts recorded at 35kts. Not sure what speed the AC45 hit in these images, however she looks fast and wet...... [more]
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Jules Verne - Brian Thompson reports from off Brazilian coast
Brian Thompson,
Another hot night here off the coast of Brasil. Sailing downwind with the full main and biggest gennaker. There are a few rain clouds around, but nothing like last night at this same time of day, when we were stopped for hours in heavy rain. So we are making relatively steady progress, at around 15 to 23 knots, depending on the wind speed.... [more]
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IKA Course Racing Schedule unveiled
Markus Schwendtner,
The International Kiteboarding Association has announced a tentative schedule for 2011. IKA Course Racing Schedule unveiled.... [more]
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Miami OCR - Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page silver in Miami
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page are en route to Australia with some more silver. Australia's minerals and mining sector is churning out precious metal and Belcher and Page returning home with precious medals.... [more]
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Warren Jones Regatta - Walker expecting tough competition
John Roberson,
Evan Walker, the winner of last week's Colin Mullins International Youth Regatta sees a tough job ahead if he is to repeat the success in this week's Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, with more hot young teams arriving he sees a step up in the level of competition.... [more]
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Singapore Straits: Ray Roberts collects another win
AsianYachting.com,
Going into the final races only one or two points separated the leaders in three of the five classes. Most boats headed out early for some fine tuning and prepare the crew mentally and physically for what needs to be done to win the title. The IRC B class were a little too ambitious, and a general recall was signalled by PRO Richard Cai, whose team have done a great job to hold it all together and... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR 2011 - Finn medal haul for British on day six
Robert Deaves,
A fifth place in the medal race was just enough for Giles Scott (GBR) to end the 2011 Rolex Miami OCR in the same position that he started it in. Despite an OCS in race five, Scott has led the series from start to end, winning five races along the way.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Australian Championship, Race 5
Frank Quealey,
Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas had to be content with a second placing today as the defending champion Gotta Love It 7 proved far too good in the 20-knot North-East wind.... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR - Ingrid Abery images
Ingrid Abery,
Photographer Ingrid Abery presents this gallery of images from racing at the Rolex Miami OCR... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR - Medals decided
Dana Paxton,
With finishes counting double points today in the fleet racing, Sweden's Rasmus Myrgren finished third in the 104-boat Laser class, the largest here, and added six points to his score line, putting him three points out in front of Argentina's Julio Alsogaray for the Gold. Taking Bronze after Alsogaray's Silver was yesterday's leader Paul Goodison (GBR), the 2008 Laser Olympic Gold Medalist.... [more]
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Miami OCR 2011 - Australian 470 crew win Silver medal
Craig Heydon,
Miami ORC 2011 - The Australian Sailing Team‚s Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have won a Silver medal in the men‚s 470 class at the second round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami, following Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch‚s Gold in the Skud 18 class on Friday.... [more]
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Final Day blown out at the Kiwi Cup and Access Nationals
David Staley,
Thirty minutes before the scheduled start time for the final day of racing today, Race Officer Gerry Martin called a halt to the regatta as a southerly of 25+ knots piped in across Hawkes Bay on New Zealand's North Island. A number of competitors were towed back to the Napier Sailing Club by safety crews, assisted by the Noelex 25 fleet who had also abandoned racing.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Thomas Coville crosses start line + Video
Kate Jennings,
Jules Verne Trophy - Thomas Coville, skipper of Sodebo, crossed the start line today, Saturday 29 January 2011, at 11h07'28 UTC. To beat Francis Joyon's record, he will have to be back in Brest by 28 March at 0h40'34' UTC.more]
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Colin Mullins Youth Regatta - Evan Walker takes title
John Roberson,
Evan Walker and his crew from Sydney's Cruising Yacht Club of Australia sailed a masterful final series to win the Colin Mullins International Youth Regatta, beating local skipper David Gilmour 3 – 1 in the deciding confrontation.... [more]
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J class regatta announced for Newport, RI
Titch Blachford,
The J Class yachts Velsheda, Ranger and Shamrock V will be participating in the J Class Newport Regatta, the first of a series of global J Class events, culminating in the Hundred Guinea Cup race, Cowes 2012. The J Class will use this regatta to kick off a four regatta programme culminating in a race around the Isle of Wight in July of 2012... [more]
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'Classic' - The Revival of Classic Boating in New Zealand
Rob Tickner and Richard Gladwell,
Classic boats are treasured the world over, but this recently launched book concentrates on the classic boats of New Zealand, and in particular rejuvenation of the one of the great classic racing yacht fleets in the world. 'Classic: The Revival of Classic Boating in New Zealand' has received outstanding reviews since its launch last month.... [more]
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Crown Series - SB3 sports boats set to fly on Hobart's River Derwent
Peter Campbell,
The largest fleet of International SB3 sports boats outside of the class national championship will contest the Crown Series 2011 Bellerive Regatta over the last weekend in February.... [more]
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Blue Water Medal 2010 for Alex Whitworth - Cruising Club of America
Kirsten Ferguson,
The Cruising Club of America (CCA) will award its prestigious 2010 Blue Water Medal to Australian Alex Whitworth for a circumnavigation of the world via the Northwest Passage West to East. The Blue Water Medal is given 'for a most meritorious example of seamanship, the recipient to be selected from among the amateurs of all the nations.' The award will be presented on March 4... [more]
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Sailing World Cup Miami - Gold for Australian Paralympic crew
Craig Heydon,
Sailing World Cup Miami - New crewmates Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch have picked up Australia's first medal at the 2011 Rolex Miami OCR, the second round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, after winning Gold in the Skud 18 class.... [more]
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Miami OCR Finn Class - Brits supreme
Robert Deaves,
The early news of the day was that Ben Ainslie had managed to convert his DNE from race six into an RAF and was well and truly back in the hunt. Racing started earlier today to try and catch up the schedule for most classes and the fleet was greeted by 10 to 15 knots, offshore, shifty and choppy, with unlimited pumping on all the runs except the last one of the day.... [more]
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America's Cup: Team New Zealand expected to sail AC45's
Richard Gladwell,
At the international media conference held yesterday at the old Team New Zealand base in Viaduct Harbour, it was revealed that Team New Zealand would be one of the four teams having practice sessions in the new AC45 prototype which has been sailing in Auckland for the past 12 days. The AC45 is expected to be handed over to America's Cup Management early next week, at which point she will be mad... [more]
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America's Cup: New Cup cat purrs 'like F1 car'
Suzanne McFadden,
After declaring the new style of Cup racing under his watch would meet the expectations of the Facebook generation, not that of the Flintstones, Coutts yesterday admitted feeling a little prehistoric sailing the AC45 built to usher in the new era. There were broad hints yesterday that Emirates Team New Zealand is the as-yet unnamed entry.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Racing selects Emirati crewman
Volvo Ocean Race,
UAE national, Adil Khalid, was announced today as the latest member of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team, making him the first Emirati to fill a position on a racing crew for the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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Australia Day - More images by Howard Wright
Sail-World.com,
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography, presents this gallery of yachting images captured on Australia Day... [more]
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The Future as seen by 2011 F18 Champ Greg Goodall
Shauna McGee Kinney,
2011 Australian F18 Champ - Greg Goodall shares his insight into future sailors to watch and how catamaran classes are changing.... [more]
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America's Cup: Ride aboard the AC45 +Videos
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Join Russell Coutts and the crew of the prototype AC45, as they do another day of sea trials on the Hauraki Gulf. Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget takes us aboard the AC45 for a first hand look at what it is like to sail aboard the 25kt plus capable catamaran... [more]
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Tasty menu for Western Australia's IRC Championships
Laurie Flynne,
The WA IRC State Championship promises a complex and irresistible palate of possibilities as WA's best racing yachts gather for this weekend's showdown. Principal Race Officer Chris Kelly refused to name a favourite. 'There are five races and they are very different. There are 21 yachts, and they are all different too. Throw in a weekend of unpredictable weather - it's a bookie's nightmare'.... [more]
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Australia Day Race to Botany Bay images by Wai Lee
Wai Lee,
Wai Lee has sent this gallery of images from The Australia Day Race to Botany Bay... [more]
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International Etchells Australian Championships - Consistency is key !
Mandy McEvoy,
Rex Gorell Prestige 2011 International Etchells Australian Championships - I had heard from many experienced one- design sailors 'consistency is key' and it certainly proved that way on the leader board at the end... [more]
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