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 10 Jun 2011
 


Warmer in Mooloolaba now. Heading out on the water now.

Great news from Weymouth, read all about it.

The Sail-World Team



Musto Etchells Australasian Winters - Welcome night
Musto Etchells Australasian Championship media,
After a bitterly cold day yesterday, registration day, its bright and sunny this morning as the Etchells fleet heads out to the race course. Here are some images from yesterday by event photographer Kylie Wilson... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper's boat race and a half to Fiji
Hamish Hooper,
Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ had a real work-out on the final day of the Auckland-Musket Cove, Fiji Race. The entry in the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race led the event for the first four days, and surprisingly managed to head off the ORMA60, TeamVodafoneSailing, which was expected to make a fast time of just two days or less to sail the 1,140nm course, and smash the race record.... [more]
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Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 Day four: Aussie's at the business end
Craig Heydon,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 has seen Australian crews lead in three classes as the ISAF Sailing World Cup reaches the business end of the competition in Weymouth, England.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 day four for the Finns
Robert Deaves,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011's Finn fleet caught up with its programme on day four with three cracking races in excellent conditions in Weymouth Bay.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for for Gold day four Stars and Finns + Video
Jo Grindley,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 has seen a relative calm come over Weymouth Bay on day four which is a relief after the battering of the previous day.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold heads into the endgame - Day 4 Report
Nicky Moore,
A relative calm descended on Weymouth Bay this morning, after the battering from the day before. But there was no less tension or aggression in the racing in Day 4 of the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta, as the fleets moved into the endgame. Skandia Sail for Gold is also the penultimate round of the ISAF World Sailing Cup... [more]
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Boat Shows need feedback - win a $14,000 holiday and boating package
MarineBusiness-World.com,
Most boaters and fishers have been to many boat shows, finding it a rewarding, informative and fun experience. The Marine industry needs that to be the case. Boat Show organisers spend the entire year working to deliver a better experience for showgoers and exhibitors alike. To make sure they are putting their emphasis on the things that will have you coming back they need to understand the... [more]
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WMRT Korea Match Cup 2011 - Williams beats Gilmour in exciting duel
World Match Racing Tour,
Korea Match Cup 2011 A controversial umpiring decision saw Ian Williams snatch victory from Peter Gilmour in the most exciting duel of Qualifying Session Two at the Korea Match Cup... [more]
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TeamVodafoneSailing snatches Auckland-Fiji race win in last miles
Richard Gladwell,
TeamVodafoneSailing has snatched a narrow win in the Auckland-MusketCover, Fiji race after a chase-down of Volvo Ocean Race entry, Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ over the last 36 hours of the race. The ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing, crossed the finish line off Musket Cover just before 7.30pm, Thursday evening.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing to continue AC45 racing in San Francisco
Sail-World,
America's Cup Race Management (ACRM) will conduct testing sessions on San Francisco Bay beginning on Monday June 13th, ahead of the first America's Cup World Series event in Cascais in August. Oracle Racing will participate in the sessions with two AC45 wing-sailed catamarans - the same boats the Cup teams will be racing over the next two years in the AC World Series.... [more]
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Finn World Masters 2011 entry number breaks record
Robert Deaves,
The Finn World Masters seems to get more popular every year, not least by Finn sailors getting older and reaching the qualifying age. The defending champion is Michael Maier (CZE), who also won the event in 2006.... [more]
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34th America's Cup - Venezia Challenge welcomes Torvar Mirsky on board
Venezia Challenge,
34th America┬┤s Cup official challenger Venezia Challenge welcomes Torvay Mirsky and Ganga Bruni to the team. Torvar Mirsky has signed an agreement to helm Venezia Challenge to the America's Cup's adventure. Born in 1986, Australian, Torvar began very early his sport career, bringing home his first victory when he was only 12. Nowadays, Torvar, just 25, is fifth in the ISAF world ranking (second in... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Mark Foy Trophy lead to Pica (GBR) + Video
Sail-World.com,
The Mark Foy Trophy for 18ft skiffs, is being hosted by the Sonderborg Yacht Club and has commenced on the bay of Sonderborg, Denmark. Racing concludes 11th of June 2011.... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian Winters - Registration Day 2011 Photos
www.sail-world.com,
It looked like Mooloolaba but felt like Melbourne today. Melbourne yachting photographer Teri Dodds wandered through the Musto Etchells Winter Australasian Championships boat park today.... [more]
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Auckland-Fiji Race: TVS dramatically reduces Camper's lead
Richard Gladwell,
TeamVodafoneSailing has run down most of a lead of 60nm in the space of just eight hours in the Auckland-Musket Cove, Fiji Race. She trails the Volvo 70 Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ, by 15nm at 3.00pm NZT.... [more]
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Etchells World Championship day three - Clarity at the top + Video
Etchells Worlds,
In Race 6 of the Etchells World Championship a few boats were OCS but in general a clean start was had. Each mark rounding had a different set of leaders.... [more]
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Melbourne Boat Show comes in from the cold
Mark Rothfield,
Some people still shudder at the memory of Melbourne Boat Show when it was held in the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens ... shudder with cold that is. Held in the dark of winter, a frosty breeze would whistle through the halls and hardy punters would have to don their beanies and mittens to go and look at boats.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold day three Finns - Ainslie clears away
Robert Deaves,
On day three for the Finn class at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta Ben Ainslie (GBR) has given him a useful nine point lead over Giles Scott (GBR). In the first race of the day World champion Ed Wright (GBR) started to produce the form he is famous for, leading round the top mark as the wind continued to increase. But regatta leader Ben Ainslie (GBR) wasn't far behind and the chase was on.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold day three 470 lead to Belcher and Page
Craig Heydon,
ISAF Sailing World Cup in Weymouth, England day three. Belcher and Page, the reigning World Champions and world number ones scored perfect two wins from two starts sailing exceptionally well in the tough conditions and now lead the 470 class by four points.... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian defending Champion beaten by the clock
Musto Etchells Australiasian Winters media,
New Zealand's Alistair Gair has confirmed overnight that he will not be defending his 2010 Musto Australasian Etchells Winter Championship title this week in Mooloolaba. In a late night call Gair detailed the final stages of a drama that has been unfolding all week.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series 2011 images by Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini Images,
Audi Winter Series 2011 image gallery from the best known yachting photographer in Sydney, Andrea Francolini and shot with a Holga Camera.... [more]
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Auckland-Fiji Race: Line honours depends on speed lift by TVS
Richard Gladwell,
Simon Hull's ORMA60, TeamVodafoneSailing has wound up to warp speed for the final day of the Auckland-Musket Cove, Fiji race. Her task is to try and run down the Volvo Ocean Race entry, Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ.... [more]
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RS100s global growth
Martin Wadhams,
The RS100 class remains at an increasing pace in its presence worldwide for 2011. Now the class has over sixty brand new boats dispatched already in 2011 to 15 different countries.... [more]
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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2011 day one close encounters
Jill Campbell,
Loro Piana Super Yacht Regatta 2011 has strong winds, close encounters and equipment pushing things to their limit which ultimately has made for an interesting first day in Porto Cervo.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold: Fresh to frightening on Day 3
Nicky Moore,
The forecasters didn't get the third day of Skandia Sail for Gold wrong, as Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour were battered by unseasonably strong winds. The Skud and 2.4m didn't make it off the dock, but the other 11 Olympic and Paralympic classes did, and took on conditions that were definitely 'top end'.... [more]
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