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 14 Mar 2011
 


A thrilling climax for the 18 footer Worlds. We have a detailed interview with the skipper of the Beserk, lost near McMurdo Sound...lots of conflicting material, see what YOU make of it! News from the Etchells, the Melges 24 & 32's and lots more.

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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan World Championship more images - Final Day
Christophe Favreau images,
The JJ Giltinan International is the World Championship for 18ft Skiffs. Photographer Christophe Favreau presents a second gallery of action images from the Final Day of the event on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Andhøy refutes Berserk criticism: 'She was my little floating tank.'
Nancy Knudsen,
Norwegian sailor Jarle Andhøy, skipper/owner of the Berserk, the yacht missing presumed lost in the Ross Sea since 21 February, strongly refutes most of the claims made recently by other Antarctic seafarers in an interview with Sail-World. Experienced Antarctic sailors Skip Novak and Don McIntyre have been quoted recently criticising many aspects of the Berserk expedition... [more]
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Melges 32 2011 Australian Championship title to Girdis
Tracey Walters,
The race committee sent the fleet to sea off Palm Beach where there were rolling sets and a North Easterly breeze that built steadily throughout the day to 16 knots. Clear air, no traffic, sun shining, conditions were ideally suited to Melges 32 racing.... [more]
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Australian Melges 24 Championship Bandit blows them away
Tracey Walters,
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht club hosted the fourth Melges 24 Australian Championships over the past four days (10-13 March). Sponsored by Gill Australia and daily prizes from North Sails the event attracted a quality field of some of Australia's top sailors to battle it out for the honor of becoming 2011 Melges 24 Australian Champion.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2011 accommodation options
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation yet? Great options still available. Contact us for the best option to suit you. www.whitsundayholidays.com.au or 1300 653 997 - 7 days per week. Many options to choose from. Ranging from 2 bedroom apartments accommodating up to 7 from $500 per night. Or if you prefer luxury with a private pool - we have several houses to cho... [more]
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Sailing news from the Whitsundays
Ian Grant,
Internationally acclaimed naval architect Bruce Farr has perhaps forgotten the time when he traced the lines of the popular club cruiser racer classes. The New Zealand born designer first made his mark with his superfast 18ft skiffs before progressing to ocean racing classes, including The Whitbread globe race, the Volvo Race and the Americas Cup.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Mirabaud attempting Jury Rig
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - Fortune favors the Barcelona World Race leaders and those who have more recently entered the Atlantic, but the trio of IMOCA Open 60 skippers who are encountering a boisterous active low pressure off the River Plate, on the Uruguay-Argentine border, will be pleased to race on into Monday morning in what should be diminishing winds in an improving wind angle.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan Championship Race 7 - Countback title win
Frank Quealey,
For Gotta Love It 7, today's race was 'do or die' .. their Championship hanging in the balance after a controversial morning. They needed to win the race and hope that Thurlow Fisher Lawyers would not finish within the top three.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan World Championship images - Final Day
Christophe Favreau images,
The JJ Giltinan International is the World Championship for 18ft Skiffs. Photographer Christophe Favreau presents this gallery of action images from the Final Day of the event on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta two days of tough competition
Jennifer Crooks and Rayshele Martin,
Olivia Price and her crew of Nicky Souter, Karyn Gojnich and Nina Curtis, representing the Australian Women's Match Racing team have won the Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, without dropping a match over two days of tough competition.... [more]
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First recorded loss of an Emperor Penguin colony
British Antarctic Survey,
Scientists at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have recently described the loss of a small colony of emperor penguins on an island off the West Antarctic Peninsula. The loss is attributed to reduced sea ice, which provides an important nesting substrate for the penguins as well as an important foraging habitat... [more]
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Mirabaud rides out the storm
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race competitor Mirabaud is under engine as Dominique Wavre and Michèle Paret ride out the worst of a storm which dismasted them. The storm should pass over them in the next few hours.... [more]
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Diamond Class Victorian State Championship - Alexandra McKinnon images
Alexandra McKinnon images,
Diamond Class Victorian State Championship images by Alexandra McKinnon... [more]
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Etchells - From last to first and keeping the competition guessing
Mandy McEvoy,
From Last to First in relatively short windward leeward Sailing is a big effort, let alone in one-design racing and amongst this group of World and Australian Champions.... [more]
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JJ Giltinan Championships; Crosbie Lorimer's Images from Race 6
Crosbie Lorimer,
As a young and enthusiastic dinghy sailor in the UK during the 1970s, it was the pictures of Sydney Harbour 18 footers in sailing magazines that first got me interested in Australia as a place to visit. From recollection the rather naive but ultimately prescient thought train of a twelve year old went something along the lines of 'any country that sails boats like that has got to be a great pla... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Worlds Protest Hearing: Gotta Love it 7 did not
Frank Quealey,
18ft Skiffs Winning Appliances JJ Giltian World Championship 2011. A protest by Michael Coxon (Thurlow Fisher Lawyers) against Seve Jarvin (Gotta Love It 7) has been upheld and consequently Gotta Love It 7 has been disqualified from Race 6.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan World Championship Race 6 video
Simon Brown,
Seve Jarvin's Gotta Luv It 7 finished Provisionally first in Race 6 however, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers who finished fourth behind Red Claw and Smeg has lodged a protest against Gotta Luv It 7 re a Port, Starboard incident prior to the start. The protest hearing will be conducted on Sunday morning before the final race gets underway, and the outcome of th... [more]
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Melbourne to King Island - 'You do it because you love it'
John Curnow,
That was exactly how Rob Date put it to me when his RP52, Scarlet Runner, had taken Line Honours in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's 2011 Melbourne to King Island race.... [more]
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Etchells Victorian States 2011 Championship Races 1 and 2
John Curnow,
2011 Etchells Victorian State Championships. Ian Johnson's Bananas in Pyjamas (BiP) leads with a certain Phill Smidmore crewing along with Tim Ede.... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan International Race 6 suspense
Frank Quealey,
It will be an anxious for defending champion Seve Jarvin and his Gotta Love It 7 team of Sam Newton and Scott Babbage, who have grabbed the lead in the Winning Appliances 18ft Skiff Championship, as there is a protest pending on the result of today's race.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race – Battle of the Atlantic
Barcelona World Race,
Dee Caffari and Anna Corbella turned the corner at Cape Horn and turned the tables on their rivals Andy Meiklejohn and Wouter Verbraak on Hugo Boss... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan International more images by Christophe Favreau
Christophe Favreau images,
18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan International - More Christophe Favreau images from the last races.... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan World Championship images by Christophe Favreau
Christophe Favreau images,
The JJ Giltinan International is the World Championship for 18ft Skiffs. Photographer Christophe Favreau presemnts this gallery of action images from the event on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Boaters beware GPS vulnerable to interference and jamming
www.sail-world.com,
Researchers have warned that GPS systems are becoming increasingly vulnerable to accidental interference or deliberate jamming, raising concerns about reliability and security.... [more]
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Melbourne to King Island Race 2011 Morning glory
John Curnow,
The 25 boat fleet, comprising 207 souls, got away at 0100hrs fine and well, with the ships coming out of Port Phillip Heads, straight after them. Five hours after the gun, at the 0600hrs radio sked, Gusto and Scarlet Runner were just 14nm down the 114nm track and had already used up half of the required time to be on record pace.... [more]
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Victorian A Class Championships a star studded affair
Jane Moffat,
The Victorian A Class Championships is gearing up to be a star studded affair with a number of America's Cup sailors taking to the waters off McCrae Yacht Club on the Mornington Peninsula.... [more]
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Yachting NZ announces 2016 Olympic Events submission
Jodie Bakewell-White,
Yachting New Zealand has made a submission to the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) on the events for the 2016 Olympic Regatta. Their 10 event slate has the 470 as a Mens and Womens Event instead of a Mixed Event. An Evaluation Trial is proposed for the HP Mens Singlehander. There is no keelboat proposed for 2016.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan International Race 5 - Gotta Luv It 7 - video
Simon Brown,
JJ Giltinan 18 Footer International 2011 Race 5- The Gotta Luv It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Sam Newton were never headed in Thursday's race and won convincingly in a light Northeast breeze.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI to be upgraded
Rob Mundle,
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Bob Oatley's record breaking supermaxi yacht, Wild Oats XI, is about to undergo an upgrade following news that the 30-meter long sloop is to face a powerful foreign challenger in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race later this year.... [more]
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Three Peaks Race - Rule change for the teams
Alastair Douglas,
Three Peaks Race - Responding to opinions of past years Three Peaks Race teams, the race committee has amended the rules to allow the Main Racing Division entrants the penalty free option of adding an additional sailor to their team.... [more]
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