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 08 Apr 2011
 


Australia has a good chance of knocking off the Poms next month, at the SB3 Worlds. You will have a ringside set as Nathan Outteridge and Glen bourke sharpen their skills on Port Stephens next weekend. Meanwhile we are watching the Palma regatta - Tom Slingsby is just ahead of Paul Goodison, seems like that will be the battle in Weymouth 2012...

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World Champions duel at Sail Port Stephens
Sail Port Stephens media,
Two high profile Australian sailors Glen Bourke and Nathan Outteridge, with ten World titles under their belts between them, are amongst the favourites for the 2011 SB3 Australian Championship to be sailed Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April, as part of Sail Port Stephens 2011.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Slingsby back into the lead in Spain
Craig Heydon,
ISAF Sailing World Cup - The Australian Sailing Team's Tom Slingsby has regained the lead in the Laser class on day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Palma, Spain.... [more]
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Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel -NOR -Online entry now available!
Suellen Hurling,
This year the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race (B2K).... [more]
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Platinum Yachts offers winning yachts and winning prices
Platinum Yachts,
Well known racing sailor and boat importer Jamie McPhail is the principal of Platinum Yachts , in Newport Sydney. Today Jamie shares some information on two exciting new racing yachts from Mark Mills in Turkey and one from ES Yachts in Sarasota Florida... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Finn Class - Two more wins for Ainslie
Robert Deaves,
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Finn Class - Experience won over youth today on the fourth day in Palma, as regatta leader Ben Ainslie (GBR) stamped his authority over the fleet with two more race wins on a day when very few could find any consistency and many of the front runners picked up what turned out to be their discards.... [more]
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America's Cup: Teams offered jump-start design package for AC72's
America's Cup Media,
For the first time ever in the America's Cup, a shared design program is being offered to the entered teams to jump-start designs of the fast, high-tech AC72s, the new wing-sailed catamarans to be launched next year. With the surge of new teams that just entered the 34th America's Cup, the 15 teams that met last week's entry deadline now have the opportunity to share in an initial design packag... [more]
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42nd Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia - Women's Match Racing day four
WIMRA,
42nd Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia - The Women's Match Racing fleet at the has now been reduced to the top eight teams. The morning saw the completion of the Repechage Group to see who would advance to the Quarter-Finals with the Gold Group. Anne-Claire Le Berre (FRA) and Stephanie Hazard (NZL) were one-two in the group with scores of four wins and one loss each.... [more]
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Dean Barker: America's Cup skipper and Nexus Marine Director + Video
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Dean Barker leads a double life. While most know him for this exploits in three America's Cups, he is also a Director of Auckland based Kiwi Yachting Consultants who in turn own Nexus Marine AB, the Swedish based manufacturer of marine instrumentation.... [more]
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Powerful Earthquake and new Tsumani warning shakes Japan
Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World.com,
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, today 7th April 2011... [more]
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Audi MedCup - Ngoni becomes second Soto40 to arrive in Spain
Audi MedCup,
Audi MedCup - Ngoni, the second Soto40 to land in Europe, was unloaded in the port of Valencia on April 4th, while Argentinian Patagonia, XXII and Noticia IV are on a cargo ship en route to Spain.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race fleet facing brutal conditions
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race. Renault Z.E had less than 100 miles of Mediterranean between them and the podium and are expected to break the finish line off Barcelona between 0700hrs and 1000hrs local time Friday.... [more]
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Virbac-Paprec 3 wins Barcelona World Race with 3Di sails from Norths
Zoe Hawkins,
Virbac-Paprec 3's success in the Barcelona World Race utilising 3Di sails from North Sails as part of a complete North Sails inventory will be music to the ears of Volvo Ocean Race teams using the product when the race starts at the end of this year. This week Virbac-Paprec 3, skippered by Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron, became the first yacht to circumnavigate the world with a complete set... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans Operon Racing skipper soon to test broken bowsprit
Velux 5 Oceans,
It has been a tense couple of days onboard Velux 5 Oceans skipper Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski's Operon Racing as the moment when he will need to hoist a sail onto his broken bowsprit draws closer... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2011 fleet record smashed
Sail Port Stephens media,
A record fleet has registered for Sail Port Stephens 2011, which starts next Monday April 11th and runs through to April 17th, and many boats have already arrived for this giant week of sailing. With a host of cruising boats and SB3 dinghies still completing their entry paperwork, Regatta Director Denis Thompson expects around 120 entries in total, a large increase from last year's 83.... [more]
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Cape Naturaliste Race protest dismissed
Bernie Kaaks,
A wild blast reach down the WA coast was tailor made for Paul Eldrid and Scott Disley's General Lee. Although the all-carbon 36 footer was the smallest boat in the fleet, she was first to the turn mark at Bunker Bay near Cape Naturaliste, with a ten minute buffer over Phil Child's Farr 47, Knee Deep in the annual Cape Naturaliste Race run by Royal Perth Yacht Club.... [more]
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Marine Rescue Sydney co-ordinated resue of Fishing boat crew
Simon Denneen,
After receiving the distress call, John Henson and John Woudstra, the duty radio operators at Marine Rescue Sydney relayed the distress call and were able to divert the tanker Alexander Spirit to come to the aid of the stricken vessel and the three crew members on board.... [more]
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Musto Etchells Winters is number one event in lead up to Sydney Worlds
Tracey Johnstone,
Musto Etchells Winter Championship - Melbourne's Barry boys are heading to Mooloolaba in June, instead of America, to start their campaign towards the Etchells World Championship in Sydney in February 2012.... [more]
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RS100 European Grand Prix series online entry
Golly Tucker,
RS100 European GP series covers four brilliant events. For anyone wishing to do all three of the continental events there are great savings to be had. Check out the possibilities and enter via the Class International website.... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Finn class - Ainslie clings to lead
Robert Deaves,
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre day three featured unstable winds and large shifts. Day three brought another postponement for the Finn class as the land breeze died, but today the postponement stretched into the afternoon before the sea breeze built enough to allow racing to start. The fleet finally got away in 8 to 11 knots just after 14.00 after a very long wait on the water.... [more]
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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race skippers announced
Zoe Williamson,
The ten international sailors have been appointed to the prestigious and challenging position following a rigorous selection process. They will each skipper one of the ten stripped down, 68-foot racing yachts which are preparing to compete in the 40,000-mile challenge, the only global ocean race open to everyone, regardless of background and sailing ability, and the longest in the world.... [more]
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Vance cousins win third successive WA Pacific National Cherub Title
Cameron Rule,
For the third year in a row Steve and Blake Vance on Serenity Now from Perth Dinghy Sailing Club have won the Pacific National WA Cherub Championships. The ten race championship was held over four months at Mounts Bay Sailing Club, Perth Dinghy Sailing Club, Koombana Bay Sailing Club and Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Race record safe for another year?
Jennifer Crooks,
The Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race, organised by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, is less than 48 hours away and the Bureau of Meteorology has issued its weather forecast for the fourth edition of the Race.... [more]
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America's Cup: White Tiger becomes the latest entry
Team Korea,
As indicated by Sail-World late last week the ninth entry in the 34th America's Cup is an entry from Korea known as the White Tiger Challenge or Team Korea. The team is headed by the organiser of the Korea match Cup, and in common with most the the America's Cup Challengers accepted the details of the money-men behind the team are announced but there is no mention of design or sailing team... [more]
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1964 Olympians get recognition
Australian Olympic Committee,
Almost fifty years after 'Old' Bill Northam made history at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics winning Australia's first-ever sailing gold medal his famous crew Peter 'Pod' O'Donnell and James 'Dick' Sargeant have been honoured for their part in the victory... [more]
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Farr 30 Australian Championship title to Goa/Nova 106.9
Suellen Hurling,
The Farr 30 Australian Championship, held 1st to 3rd April, was hosted by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. The Championship is over for another year with the title finally handed to Chris Tyquin and his Goa/Nova 106.9 crew after an intense battle with local rival Synergy.... [more]
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John Bertrand helms Lou Abrahams Challenge to win SYC Sprint Series
Rowan Simpson,
A fleet of seven Sydney 38's participated in the four race sprint series hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club last Saturday. The variable 15 knot wind strength together with 30 degree shifts and choppy seas provided a challenge for crews warming up for the State Championships to be held at Sandringham on the 16th and 17th of April. The presence of John Bertrand generated a lot of interest... [more]
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Sail with Brindabella on a world record
Mainsheet Media,
In early May this year the iconic Australian maxi yacht Brindabella will be attempting the Around Australia World Record and you can sail with her.... [more]
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Australian sailors continue excel at the Sailing World Cup in Spain
Craig Heydon,
Australian sailors have continued their strong run at the third round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Spain with Tom Slingsby, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, and Brendan Casey the stand out performers on day two.... [more]
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Aroona's comeback at Sail Port Stephens
Lisa Ratcliff/Sail Port Stephens media,
Harvey Milne's Aroona will return from a competition break under the charge of Lake Macquarie sailor Anthony Paterson for the NSW IRC Championship component of Australia's fastest growing regatta, Sail Port Stephens.... [more]
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Ready for Brisbane to Gladstone race
Ian Grant,
Sunshine Coast ocean racing sailors are in the process of placing their bets on which local crew will achieve the top scoring result in the Brisbane to Gladstone Race starting on Good Friday. Hopefully David Turton and his Likatiger crew will experience improved luck in this year's race.... [more]
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McConaghy's MC2 is redefining speed and luxury
McConaghy News,
McConaghy has teamed up with racing multihull specialist Banuls Design to launch a new range of semi-custom high-performance catamarans.... [more]
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Kane Sinclair on Cherubs, 505s, Etchells and Sydney 2012
John Curnow,
During the recent Thrifty 2011 NSW Etchells State Championships, John Curnow got the opportunity to sit down with Lake Macquarie sailor, Kane Sinclair.... [more]
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New Zealand father and son enter Global Ocean Race
Oliver Dewar,
Following almost a year of intense planning and secrecy, the New Zealand duo of Ross Field and his son, Campbell, have officially entered the double-handed, round the world, Class40 Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR).... [more]
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How Albatrosses fly such vast distances - tacking upwind
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
The answer, says Philip L. Richardson of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), lies in a concept called dynamic soaring, in which the large bird utilizes the power of above-ocean wind shear while tacking like an airborne sailboat.... [more]
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Nervous Cape Naturaliste and Return race crews wait on protests
YWA Offshore,
Royal Perth's Protest Committee faces a busy night after the fired-up crews in the 235nm Cape Naturaliste & Return ocean race proved just how serious they are about blue water racing. The over-the-line placings after 27 hours of racing give no indication of the final outcome, with protests lodged by Knee Deep against Optimus Prime and Sled, and by Sled against Knee Deep over a separate incident.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race duo running on empty
Barcelona World Race,
With 50.9 miles to the finish of their Barcelona World Race, their first IMOCA Open 60 race as a duo, Spain's sailing icons Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez were making around 10kts on Mapfre. The Mapfre team have been in touch with Iker and Xabi's physical trainer Inigo Lasada, who trained them for the last Volvo Ocean Race, to get advice as to what the best food for the hungry duo will be.... [more]
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