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 25 May 2011
 


Just back from Sanctuary Cove. Getting ready for Sail Mooloolaba, Etchells Mid-winters, then the Sail-World Team is heading to the USA for a major event.. can't tell you yet...

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Sailrocket 2 hits 40 knots - heading for 60?
Paul Larsen,
It really was effortless. We made some changes to the pitch of the main foil in order to help lift the rear float clear of the water and it all worked a treat. The steering was great and it all just felt smooth. To be honest I was surprised that we hit 40 knots.... [more]
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Victoria Week looking for new title sponsor
Victoria Week media,
Victoria Week is looking for a new title sponsor as Audi Australia bows out. Event Commercial Manager, Jav Greaves (New Tack Consulting), has confirmed that, with the successful finalisation of Audi's Title Sponsorship contract, the management team is utilising the opportunity to review and restructure its sponsorship offering to ensure that the event continues to deliver positive results to spon... [more]
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PSA Winter Clothing Clearance sale now on
Performance Sailcraft,
PSA are having a Winter Clothing Clearance. Huge Savings on all Neil Pryde and Laser/PSA clothing. Grab a bargain with prices up to 60% off, everything has been reduced. Products on offer include PFD's, spray tops, jackets, tees, polo's, hats, rash shirts, thermo tops and shorts, tech tees, wetsuits, hikers, boots + more. Mens, Womens and kids ranges reduced to clear.... [more]
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Team Windcraft's Mary Bickley talks about Bear Cottage
Mary Bickley,
Supported by many of Australia's best known sailors, the Bear Cottage children's hospice is raffling the world's kindest yacht as part of its annual fund-raising campaign.... [more]
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Yachting New South Wales Winter Training Program
Mainsheet Media,
The main objective of the Winter Program is to maintain and develop the skills of young sailors so there is no seasonal lag requiring skills to be ‘re-learnt' when the summer commences. All classes of racing and skill levels are accommodated, and the program also provides a venue for clubs to interact more closely with other clubs within their region.... [more]
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Perth IRC Forum attracts a crowd
YWA Offshore,
Yachting Australia's Perth edition of its IRC Forum for current and prospective IRC boat owners and other interested parties is attracting plenty of interest. The event will be held at the Royal Perth Yacht Club this Monday, 30th May 2011.... [more]
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Ensign Ship Brokers celebrate strong Sanctuary Cove - video interview
Amanda Drover,
Ensign Ship Brokers toasted a successful first day of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on Thursday with the sale of a Beneteau Oceanis 40.... [more]
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Club Marine's CEO Greg Fisher at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Sho
MarineBusiness-World.com,
Greg Fisher, CEO of the largest marine insurance company in Australia, Club Marine talks about the insurance giants response to the recent natural disasters.... [more]
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Sydney City Marine Winter Series, Race 3
Brendan Rourke,
For the second week in a row there was little wind come start time for the race. The race committee after much discussion decided to AP the race. We all played follow the start boat as they decided where to set a course.... [more]
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New Ladies Sailing Jacket from Henri Lloyd
colin burgess,
Henri Lloyd's TP1 fabric is breathable to keep you dry and comfortable, is 100% waterproof and windproof, remains comfortable and quick-drying thanks to a durable water repellence (DWR) finish which helps shed surface water... [more]
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UK Mini Fastnet - Aussie Scott Cavanough finishes third
Scott Cavanough,
Australian Scott Cavanough finished third in the UK Mini Fastnet and further advances his qualifying to compete in the Mini Transat in September.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 to stop in Sanya, China
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 will make a stop in Sanya, China. This comes after the Chinese city of Sanya held a star studded press conference in Beijing this past Friday, celebrating the stopover.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta day 1 Finn shared lead
Robert Deaves,
Delta Lloyd Regatta, the fifth leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011 set off in dramatic style presenting a sturdy 20 knot wind that kicked up choppy waters for the Finn class on the IJsselmeer. With a first and second each Ed Wright (GBR) and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) share the lead after day one. Greg Douglas (CAN) is third.... [more]
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PredictWind demonstrates new weather routing and receiving systems
Richard Gladwell,
Jon Bilger of PredictWind.com demonstrated their new onboard weather and wind package along with routing functions, yesterday aboard the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing. For racers or cruisers, the system offers a very cost effective solution for wind and route prediction, with relatively low-cost reception units to receive email and weather data feeds, using the Iridium network.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta day 1 positive start for Aussie sailors + Video
Craig Heydon,
Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011 day 1 competitors were challenged all day by the strong breeze, which spent most of the day above 20 knots, with gusts up towards 30 knots at times. A number of Australian Sailing Team crews reveled in the heavy breeze, with Laser sailor Tom Slingsby the best positioned, in second overall after the opening two races.... [more]
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TeamVodafoneSailing pulls out the stops for Fiji race record + Video
TeamVodafoneSailing Media,
All going well, TeamVodafoneSailing will treat New Zealand's biggest offshore yacht race, the Auckland Fiji Race, as a sprint - expecting to complete the course in just a few days. The 1140 nautical mile race starts on 4 June from Auckland, and finishes in Musket Cove, Fiji. Enroute the 60 foot trimaran, which is capable of sustaining speeds of up to 30 knots, could encounter anything the o... [more]
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WMRT Match Race Germany live coverage
WMRT,
Conditions for the Qualifying Sessions for stage 2 of the World Match Racing Tour, Match Race Germany are forecast to be light and shifty. Alongside the recognised faces of the Tour Card Holders stand William Tiller (NZL) Full Metal Jacket Racing, Eric Monin (SUI) Team Ocalys Corum, Eugeniy Neugodnikov (RUS) Team Synergy and Stefan Meister.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 accommodation available
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 apartment accommodation up to 7 from $500 per night to luxury homes with a private pool - we have several houses to choose from.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race NOR available
Jennifer Crooks,
Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2011's Notice of Race for the 384 nautical mile race to start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm, Saturday 30 July, has now been released by Audi Australia and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.... [more]
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Musto Winters: Seven year itch eased with move to Etchells class
Tracey Johnstone,
Moving from Sydney to Airlie Beach, leaving behind one-design class racing, led Robert Holm to taking seven long years away from his passion. But now, back on the water in charge of an Etchells and having again experienced the pleasure of racing in a one-design fleet, Holm has thrown himself right back into the fray so much so he is working on setting up a new Etchells fleet in the Whitsundays.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 - 30 knots and a bottle of champagne
Paul Larsen,
It was quite a promising day today as Vestas Sailrocket 2 thrust the team effortlessly into the fridge for the 30 knot bottle of Pol Roger champagne.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 11 - Coutts at Orewa
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 23 May 2011 covering the latest entries and America's Cup World Series and more.... [more]
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Greg Elliott: From Sports boats to record holders and cruising tourers
Richard Gladwell,
Latterly Greg Elliott has been better known as the designer of the Elliott 6, the Womens Keelboat to be used for the 2012 Olympics. His focus on easily driven racing designs transfers well into Elliott's cruisers. 'Cruising boats to me are about safety, comfort and speed. Once you have sailed what I call the Tourer version, you'll never go back.'... [more]
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Perth 2011 Laser fleet heads west ahead of World Championships
Will Davies,
The daunting task of building 300 brand new Lasers for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships is well underway in a factory 3000 kilometres away on the central coast north of Sydney in New South Wales... [more]
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Racing the winds of paradise
Mick Gwilliams,
Sixteen yachts contested the first three races of the Exemplar Clipper Cup in far north Queensland over the first weekend of Port Douglas Carnivale making the largest and most diverse fleet to contest a race in local waters for quite some time.... [more]
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Getting more Kids into Sailing
Sail-World.com,
Steven Bond, a well known Melbourne big boat sailor discovered why big boat crew was so hard to find. He found that junior sailing participation rates had dropped and realised a robust junior sailing program was needed.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week approaching fast
Ian Grant,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week from August 12-18, has attracted interest in the Notice of Race from owners representing clubs from the cold latitude ports of New Zealand, Tasmania and the mainland Australian states of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.... [more]
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