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 18 Apr 2011
 


Just back from warm and sunny Port Stephens. Will bring you more news and views during the week.But this is going ro become a major sailing destination and soon.

If you've not looked at the Qingdao Crash videos yet, do it now!

The Sail-World Team



Port Stephens sets Sail with major event
Sail Port Stephens Media,
Tourism and Sailing events have proven to be a great combination Australia wide. It's no accident that the peaks in tourist numbers in a whole range of well known tourist locations coincide with major sailing regattas.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone race for line honours
Ian Grant,
Ian Thomson will again be standing watch on the high seas over the Easter weekend when the crew of Brindabella contest the 308n/ml QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone race.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race final days for Hugo Boss
Barcelona World Race,
Andy Meiklejohn and Wouter Verbraak should be having their last night in the Atlantic tonight in the Barcelona World Race, contemplating passing the Straits of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean some time tomorrow, but the question for the Kiwi-Dutch duo is when?... [more]
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Three Peaks Race preview
Three Peaks Race,
With the Easter break nearly with us it is time to think of the annual Australian Three Peaks Race that starts at Beauty Point every Good Friday. Race teams this year are entered in just two divisions, Monohull and Multihull.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series: Action packed finish in Qingdao + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
The dramatic second Act of the Extreme Sailing Series at the Olympic sailing venue in Qingdao, that proved to be the perfect amphitheatre for the stadium format racing, has come to a close.... [more]
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NSW IRC Champions decided at Sail Port Stephens 2011
Sail Port Stephens media,
On day three the NSW IRC Championship fleet headed offshore and completed three great races in each division. The NSW IRC Division 1 champion is Marcus Blackmore's TP52 Hooligan with a perfect score, winning five from five. The NSW IRC Division 2 champion is Paul Clitheroe's Beneteau 45 Balance.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2011 Performance Divisions Champions crowned
Sail Port Stephens media,
The final day of Sail Port Stephens 2011 dawned fine and clear and with good breeze. The starts for all three Performance Divisions were clear, the breeze coming in at around 10-15 knots and with the sun shining,Smiles every where as a great day of sailing was had by all.... [more]
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Australia's Outteridge looks the goods for SB3 Worlds
Sail Port Stephens media,
Going into the final day of the SB3 Nationals, being sailed as part of Sail Port Stephens 2011, dual 49er World Champion, Moth World Champion and Olympic sailor Nathan Outteridge and crew led the fleet by two points.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - New leader emerges after light day + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
The penultimate day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 in Qingdao, dedicated to the Wei Chen local charity dedicated to helping the disadvantaged, proved to be the calm after the storm.... [more]
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Vestas SailRocket 2 arrives in Africa
Paul Larsen,
On Tuesday March 8th the SailRocket Team launched its second-generation speed sailing boat from East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Vestas SailRocket 2 is designed to be significantly faster than its predecessor, with the ultimate aim of breaking the ‘Outright World Speed Sailing Record'.... [more]
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Images of Qingdao: Heading down the mine on Day 3
Extreme Sailing,
It was a day collisions and capsizes on the Extreme Sailing course inside the seawall at Qingdao, China, venue for the so-called light air Olympics in 2008. Here's a galley of images of the day's action... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race new start time
Ian Grant,
Race director Herb Prendergast has elected to delay the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race for one hour to allow the fleet to begin the 308 n/ml race at the top of relatively low 1.73m high tide.... [more]
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45 starters for the 46th OK Dinghy Interdominion Championship
Daen Dorazio,
2011 sees the resurgence of the OK Dinghy Interdominion Championship, with 45 Australian and New Zealand competitors lining up at Black Rock Yacht Club in Melbourne.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Day 3: Carnage, Capsizes and Collisions + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Never in four years of the Extreme Sailing Series has there been so much drama in one day. In almost unprecedented conditions here in Qingdao, the public witnessed some extraordinary adrenalin fueled ‘stadium' racing, first witnessing a major collision between The Wave, Muscat (Oman) and Oman Air (Oman) at the first downwind mark of the first race, and four dramatic capsizes.... [more]
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Sandringham Yacht Club hosts inaugural Centenary Regatta
Mike Sabey,
Club Marine inaugural Centenary Regatta is hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club and will be held on Saturday 30th April 2011. The event is sponsored by Club Marine... [more]
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European 18ft Skiff Grand Prix Circuit 2011
Frank Quealey,
European 18ft Skiff Grand Prix Circuit 2011 tour will start in Móló, on lake Balaton. Hungary, 12-15 May. Two weeks after that the next European event will take place in Sonderborg. After this the fleet will move to Travemünde in Germany then onto the final in Switzerland on lake Lucerne.... [more]
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SB3 Australian Championship race 1 images - Sail Port Stephens 2011
Sail Port Stephens media,
The SB3 Nationals got underway today as part of Sail Port Stephens 2011. This gallery of images is from race 1.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 Qingdao: High drama on Day 2 + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
There was four and a half hours of high-drama on the second day of the Act 2 at the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao, China. Six 'open water' races were raced today outside the breakwater of Fushan Bay. The breeze was a up and down but predominantly strong enough to see the Extreme 40 fleet flying their hulls... [more]
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Video comparison of crew work in WA Cherub State Championships
Cameron Rule,
Two crews filmed their experience with the same Skipper in the Western Australian Cherub State Championships. Video comparison below.... [more]
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