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 30 Mar 2011
 


An interesting attempt at a fundamental rule change 'stampede' from the International Laser Class Association is unfolding online.

We been busy interviewing all the players in the last 24 hours and it all gets curiouser and curiouser. We will be revealing all tomorrow, but right now there are sailors who voted on line, who are demanding the right to change their minds on the basis they were not given all the facts. Not a good look for this Olympic Class.

Stay Tuned!!

Entries are still flooding in for Sail Port Stephens which runs from April 11-17th. If you've not entered do it NOW!!


Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Laser Rule changes – Major issues for World's largest sailing Class
www.Sail-world.com,
This year, 40 years after Canadian designer Bruce Kirby launched the most successful boat ever, the 200,000 Laser dinghy has been sold. You'd be forgiven for thinking that all would be rosy in the Laser World, but it's not.... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championship - Veteran takes on the pros
Di Pearson,
SAP 505 World Championship - Sailing is one of those sports where even at the elite level, age can be a benefit rather than a barrier, and that is the case with 67 year-old Brisbane skipper Earle Alexander, who is competing at the 2011 SAP 505 World Championship at Hamilton Island this week.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Class update and a fantastic event
Tink Chambers,
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2011 - Sydney Australia and the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron really turned it on to make the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2011 a fantastic event that was hard fought right to the finish line of the last race.... [more]
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Spinnaker memories from a Sunshine Coast blue water sailor
Ian Grant,
Spinnaker Tales - Ken Down, a Sunshine Coast blue water sailor has successfully mastered frightening squalls and stormy seas during his successful career of ocean racing.... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championship 2011 - The race is back on!
SAP 505 World World Championship,
SAP 505 World Championship - The race is back on with two races planned amid weather that will still be wet, grey, and misty.... [more]
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Virbac-Paprec 3's World Record ratified by WSSR
WSSR,
The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record by Virbac-Paprec 3, 24 Hour Distance Record, during the Barcelona World Race on 21st and 22nd January 2011.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - One last Atlantic gale before Gibraltar
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - Jean-Pierre Dick anxiously admitted that he and Loïck Peyron have one final blast of strong winds and agitated seas to pass through before the challenges of Gibraltar, where the 2007-2008 race winning skipper confirms that he expects to pass during the night of Thursday 31st March to Friday the first of April.... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championship day 4 wild weather training - video
505 Worlds,
At the SAP 505 World Championship the elite take to the waters off Catseye Beach to battle the elements.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans sprint four sunshine and steady breeze
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans - The fleet has been relishing champagne sailing conditions after two days at sea in ocean sprint four, which is a stark contrast to the grey, cold and wet Southern Ocean environment of the previous two sprints.... [more]
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SAP 505 Worlds Day 4 and another 'blow out'
Di Pearson,
At the SAP 505 World Championship 2011 for the third day in a row, the weather gods are not playing ball. Kevin Wilson said, 'We'll try to hold two races tomorrow and may move the course to the Whitsunday Passage.'... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma preview
ISAF,
The ISAF Sailing World Cup is heading to Palma, Spain for the 2011 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia Mapfre, the third stop of the seven regatta series, from 3 - 9 April. There is some top international sailing talent in the Finn, Laser, Laser Radial, Men's RS:X, Star and women's 470 ready to compete as the ISAF Sailing World Cup hits Europe.... [more]
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Rolex International Regatta day 3 more images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Rolex International regatta day 3 images by photographer Ingrid Abery. A fabulous sailing day at St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images of the Groupama 4 Volvo Open 70 build
Volvo Ocean Race,
Images of the Groupama 4 Volvo Open 70 build preparations for the 2011-2012 Volvo Open Race at Multiplast in Vannes, France.... [more]
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Weymouth's Nothe Garden is the place to be for 2012 Olympics
RYA,
Weymouth's Nothe Gardens has been announced as the proposed ticketed spectator location for the Olympic sailing events and is anticipated to hold up to 4,600 spectators providing a great Games experience with views close to the medal course.... [more]
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34th America's Cup - China Team enters
America´s Cup / China Team,
The 34th America's Cup World Series begins its inaugural season July 2011. For the second time in the Cup history, China is back in the competition and has entered a team to challenge for the oldest sporting trophy in the world... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race new rule forbids two-boat testing
Lizzie Ward,
According to a rule, which is new for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race, from 16 March 2011, the teams entered in the race can now only sail their 2011-12 race boats. This now allows other potential syndicates to acquire these second generation Volvo Open 70s... [more]
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Rolex International regatta day 3 images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Rolex International regatta day 3 images by Ingrid Abery. A great final day of sailing at St Thomas, USVI. Ingrid captured all the sun, sea and action.... [more]
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Three Peaks Race runners tracked
Alastair Douglas,
Three Peaks Race - In another first for events in Tasmania, in this year's Australian Three Peaks Race the public will able to be follow runners' progress over the mountains through satellite technology. Each pair of team runners will be equipped with small satellite trackers.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race entries closed
Jennifer Crooks,
Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race commences at 12 noon on Friday 8 April. The race record of 15hrs, 57mins and 53sec was set by Stephen Ainsworth's Reichel/Pugh 63 Loki in 2009. Ainsworth only needs to finish the Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race to seal victory in the CYCA's Bluewater Pointscore 2010/2011.... [more]
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SAP 505 Worlds 2011 - racing abandoned for another day
Di Pearson,
SAP 505 World Championship 2011.Conditions have worsened at Hamilton Island, so Race officer Kevin Wilson has had no alternative but to abandon racing for a second consecutive day at 11.00am, declaring the course area 'too dangerous to send the competitors out on.'... [more]
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SAP 505 Worlds 2011 Day 3 racing postponed - Wipeout weather
Di Pearson,
Wild wind and rain are playing havoc at Hamilton Island and once again Race Officer Kevin Wilson has been forced to postpone racing at the 2011 SAP 505 World Championship, conditions even worse on the course area than they were yesterday.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week includes charter catamarans
Rob Mundle,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week will be sailed from the 19th to 27th August 2011.... [more]
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