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 20 Apr 2011
 


Easter is coming up fast, we have the Gladstone race, the Three Peaks. If you have not seen the Extreme 40 carnage - check it out now.

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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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Wingsailed Optimist rig unveiled for 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals
Richard Gladwell,
Members of the Oracle Racing America's Cup team have been busy ahead of the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals, due to get underway at Auckland's Wakatere Boating Club which get underway tomorrow. Several members of the various America's Cup teams live in the Devonport area, and took the opportunity to develop a wingsail rig suitable for the Optimist.... [more]
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Sailors worldwide descend on Thailand for 2011 Top of the Gulf Regatta
Event Media,
The largest ever fleet of sailing boats in Thailand is set to sail at the seventh Top of the Gulf Regatta (TOG Regatta) held 29th April to 3rd May 2011 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, Thailand. 251 boats and over 500 sailors of 30 nationalities, will race over three courses in what has become the largest annual sailing event in Thailand.... [more]
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Five Duck Eggs at Midnight cause Taylor discomfort
YWA Offshore,
At the three-quarter mark of Fremantle Sailing Club's 75nm Westender Ocean Race, Optimus Prime skipper Trevor Taylor was optimistic of his yacht's chances of grabbing a surprise victory in the prestigious Siska Trophy. The seasoned Taylor and his wily crew knew that their Marten 49 needed to finish high in the fleet, with series leader Tony Mitchell's Sled a number of places further back.... [more]
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Lakes prepared For Easter Influx
Bob Carter,
If the predictions of Gippsland Ports CEO Nick Murray come to fruition, over the coming Easter break the Gippsland Lakes could well see the most intense boating activity in years. For 2011, the Easter weekend is extended by an extra day as the Anzac Day public holiday brings the holiday ‘weekend' to five days.... [more]
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Sailing Clinic - Farr 40 World Champion, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis
Brendan Rourke,
Farr 40 World Champion, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis & Martin Hill - 20th April, 2011. This is a sailing clinic not to be missed. Farr 40 2011 World Champion, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, and past MHYC Commodore, Martin Hill, will be talking about their recent experiences and challenges at the 2011 Farr 40 World Championships.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ capsize AC45 in Auckland
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand today confirmed that their AC45 had capsized in Auckland while training today. The one design wingsailed catamaran left the Viaduct Harbour just before 1000hrs this morning and returned soon after noon.... [more]
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12ft Skiff Australian Championship 76th titles - Brisbane
Craig Dancer,
Moreton Bay will be cranking over Easter as the 12 ft skiffs line up to contest for the Norman Booth Trophy at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. It is a tightly contested National Championship that has been running since 1925. The skiffs are sailed in Brisbane and Sydney and about 25 skiffs are expected to be vying for the championship.... [more]
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Three Peaks Race - Whistler crew's double bid
Peter Campbell,
The crew of last year's Tasmanian Three Peaks Race winning yacht Whistler has even higher aspirations this year.... [more]
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A look at the Finn under the water
Mikko Brummer/WB-Sails,
Mikko Brummer from WB-Sails describes what was discovered in a recent Finn development cycle.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone a light wind lottery
Ian Grant,
When dawn broke over Brisbane's Moreton Bay today there were no signs that the squally Southerly trade wind was about to soften and turn the 63rd Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race into a light wind lottery.... [more]
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Travemuende Week 2011 top class sailing with first rate ambience
Andreas Kling,
Diversity is the big bonus point of Travemuende Week. Like no other event, the regatta week at the mouth of the Trave River blends together summer festival and high-class sailing.... [more]
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America's Cup: Ehman, Trouble, Reggio and more at 'Cup Chat'
Michelle Slade,
If there's one subject that America's Cup aficionados agree on, it's that the event is all about its personalities. Thursday night's shindig at the Golden Gate Yacht Club brought the point home in more ways than one under the guise of a US Sailing Speaker series program called 'Cup Chat'. Event pros Hartmann studios transformed the GGYC into a pseudo TV studio Letterman style..... [more]
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Ensign Ship Brokers 30-day race against the clock sale
Ensign Ship Brokers,
Get ready to embark on Queensland Beneteau importers Ensign Ship Brokers 30-day race against the clock sale. With 30 different hulls to choose from, there is guaranteed to be a boat to suit your needs.... [more]
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World first for Yanmar in New Zealand
Connexion PR,
The three-masted barquentine Spirit of New Zealand is believed to be probably the world's busiest youth ship. Commissioned in 1986, the ‘Spirit' spends around 340 days at sea. In September 2010 ‘Spirit' commenced an 11 week refit in Whangarei New Zealand. Central to the repower was a new Yanmar 6AYM-STE (rated at 490 kW at 1900 rpm continuous).... [more]
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Combined High Schools Sailing Championship 2011
Rod Carter,
The 2011 Combined High Schools Sailing Championship saw over 140 boats entered. The Championship was eventually won by Alex Chittenden and Tom Potter sailing their 13ft Skiff 'Sheads' from Middle Harbour 16ft Sailing Club (NSW).... [more]
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Olympians undefeated record remains intact
2B Sailing,
Holland-based sailor Darren Bundock and crewmate Jeroen van Leeuwen have kept intact their extraordinary undefeated run in Formula 18 racing with the pair starting the 2011 season as they finished 2010 with a victory.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone challenging weather for big boats
Ian Grant,
Weather forecasters are predicting a light head wind start to the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club's 63rd Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race off the historical Sandgate Pier at noon on Good Friday.... [more]
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Action packed activities at 23rd Sanctuary Cove Show
Kate Duryea,
More than 70 world and Australian marine product launches are confirmed with a month to go before the four-day Show starts on Thursday, May 19. On-water stars include the world release of the Alaska 60ft Pilothouse Yacht-Fisher and the Alaska 46 Flybridge mid-cabin; the world release of Coral Sea Marine's new 55ft power catamaran; and Horizon Motor Yachts Australia's world launch of the Horizon Q7... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Series heads to Hyères, France
ISAF,
A field packed full of Olympians and World Champions will attend the Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères, France, the fourth regatta of seven on the ISAF Sailing World Cup series, from 22-29 April.... [more]
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Sailtech dominates Queensland Championship
Mark Graveson,
The 18 foot skiff revival in Brisbane continues with Sailtech winning the 2011 Queensland Championship. There are now six skiffs being chartered from the Australian 18 Footers League, with a mix of older skiffies such as David Witt and Darryl Dignam, mixing it with sons of former skiffies and newcomers to the class.... [more]
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Club Marine Series 2010-11 hailed as huge success
Mike Sabey,
Melbourne's just completed 2010-11 Club Marine Series has been hailed a huge success by Victoria's top sailors....... [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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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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Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ leave Qingdao carnage in their wake
Warren Douglas,
Four yachts capsized and a major collision occurred as winds gusted to 30 knots on Day 3 of the Extreme 40 Series at Qingdao, China. Emirates Team New Zealand came through the day unscathed and retained the overall lead, extending to 134 points with second-placed Alinghi on 127.... [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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Emirates Team NZ: Lead saved by video referee in Qingdao after Day 2
Emirates Team NZ media,
Emirates Team New Zealand emerged from the second day of the Extreme Sailing series with its overall lead intact. When racing finished for the day it looked like the Austrian team Red Bull had snatched the lead after Dean Barker had been recalled at the start, for being over the line.... [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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