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 13 Jun 2011
 


A big week for Etchells with Nitro Drennan second in San Diego and Tom King cleaning up in Mooloolaba. The Australian Sailing Team sailed brilliantly in Weymouth.

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Etchells World Championship - Noel 'Nitro' Drennan second
Etchells World Championship,
Etchells World Championship final race day (Saturday) began with lighter winds from a 220 – 250 axis as the fleet arrived in the racing area. As the competitors sorted themselves out, the race committee patiently waited for the breeze to settle in to a relatively stable 10-12 knots at the 240 axis.... [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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15th Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship - A new King
Musto Etchells Australasian Winters media,
The final day of the 15th Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship commenced at 10.00am. It was an uncharacteristically bad start to race five of the series for overall leader Tom King (Iron Lotus), who was back in the third row at the Committee Boat end.... [more]
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Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta images by Alex McKinnon
Alex McKinnon images,
2011 Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta images from photographer Alex McKinnon.... [more]
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True Blue Racing takes second place in the Grado 3 on count-back
Jordan Reece,
True Blue Racing has taken out second place in the Grado 3 Match Race Ravenna on count-back to Western Australian team. After the opening day of racing True Blue Racing sat at the top of the leader-board after posting a 6-1 scorecard after the first round robin and the first 3 flights of round robin two. Heading into Day 2 the team held and 1 point advantage over the Western Australians... [more]
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Sail for Gold 2011: Second place for Belcher and Page
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 resulted in a second placed finish on Olympic waters for Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page in Weymouth. The duo shares their thoughts on their continued fight towards the London 2012 Olympics.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 medal day Video highlights
Sarah Alexander,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 medal day Video highlights, including interview, at Weymouth and Portland.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series 2011 drama on Sydney Harbour
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Winter Series 2011 - Decent dose of winter fires up Audi Winter Series crews. For those lucky or unlucky enough to have wangled their way out of the family camping trip this long weekend, the Audi Winter Series brought a decent dose of winter and the most puff seen in six weeks of the pointscore series.... [more]
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International Cadet world championships team final training in Hobart
Peter Campbell,
International Cadet world championships 2011 team gather in Hobart. The temperature may have been only 8 degrees at 10am this morning, there was snow on Mount Wellington and a chilly light breeze swept across the River Derwent; but there was no questioning the enthusiasm of Australia's top sailors in the International Cadet Dinghy class to get out on the water.... [more]
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WMRT Korea Match Cup 2011 - Thrilling finale to Hansen
World Match Racing Tour,
Korea Match Cup 2011 skipper Bjorn Hansen was named king of the Korea Match Cup for the first time today beating Francesco Bruni in a thrilling finale. Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team held onto his nerve as the Final went to sudden death, eventually defeating Bruni (ITA) Bruni Racing by three wins to two.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 day 5 Video highlights
Sarah Alexander,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 day 5 Video highlights at Weymouth and Portland... [more]
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WMRT Korea Match Cup - Williams and Gilmour out
World Match Racing Tour,
2011 Korea Match Cup. Ian Williams and Peter Gilmour are out of the running after being defeated in the Semi-Finals. 'Of course we are really disappointed,' Williams said. 'We just didn't really adjust to the different conditions out on the water today.'... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship images by Teri Dodds
Teri Dodds images,
Geelong photographer Teri Dodds took these action images on the final day of the 2011 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship, Mooloolaba, Queensland.... [more]
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America's Cup: Video of Oracle Racing's pitchpole and near capsize
Oracle Racing,
Video of Oracle Racing's near pitchpole/capsize in San Francisco Bay in the AC45, sailing in fresh testing conditions... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship final day images
Kylie Wilson,
The final day of the 15th Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship concluded today. Kylie Wilson was out on the water capturing the action.... [more]
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Sail for Gold 2011 final day Finn victory to Ainslie
Robert Deaves,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 has come to a close and Ben Ainslie's march to return to the top continues with a third successive ISAF Sailing World Cup victory.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2011: Gold and silver for Aussie's + Video
Craig Heydon,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 has seen Australian sailors take two Gold medals and a Silver medal on a thrilling final day of racing at the sixth round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Weymouth, England.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2011: Weymouth's Olympic pre-Judgement Day
Jo Grindley,
The Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 has reached the final day of competition with the closing action being described by Ben Ainslie as ' Tougher competition than the Olympics.' The final day of the regatta was the medal race day and tension could be felt all over the boat park as the elite of each Olympic discipline were preparing to be tested.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta: World Cup standings after Weymouth
International Sailing Federation,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 is the the penultimate regatta on the ISAF Sailing World Cup series. The International Sailing Federation has just released the updated ISAF World Cup standings after the conclusion of the sixth event on the seven race circuit... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship day 2 images
Sail-World.com,
A selection of action images from day 2 of the 15th Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championships being in the waters off Mooloolaba, Queensland... [more]
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America's Cup Events Authority bulks up in San Francisco
Michelle Slade, Sailblast,
it's business as usual at 160 Pacific Ave, downtown San Francisco, home to the 40-50 employees of the America's Cup - both ACEA and ACRM. Still running on a somewhat 'skeleton' staff and in 'start-up' mode, finding qualified individuals willing to risk the security of their current comfy job for the wild waters of the America's Cup is the least of the challenges facing the administration of this n... [more]
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America's Cup: Images of San Francisco - Oracle Racing on the Bay
Guilain Grenier,
Top international photographer Guilain Grenier presents this first gallery of images from Oracle Racing's jaunt around San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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America's Cup: More Images of San Francisco - Oracle Racing on the Bay
Guilain Grenier,
Top international photographer Guilain Grenier presents this second gallery of images from Oracle Racing's jaunt around San Francisco Bay. Plus a video of their near capsize... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship day 2 by Teri Dodds
Teri Dodds images,
Geelong photographer Teri Dodds battled lumpy seas today to bring these action shots from day 2 of the Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship in Mooloolaba, Queensland.... [more]
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America's Cup: Close call for Oracle Racing on San Francisco Bay
Richard Gladwell,
Oracle Racing had a first taste of San Francisco Bay's reputation for strong winds and choppy waters that makes yacht racing in these conditions a real challenge. The pair had a close call today, and one came close to a first capsize in the bay. 'It was a typical San Francisco day,' said Oracle Racing CEO Russell Coutts.... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship day 2 - King vs King
Musto Etchells Australasian Winters media,
Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship day two. Race 3 of the series started with a General Recall, then a Black Flag start and that unusually also became a General Recall. A large bunch of Etchells were over the line as a group at the Committee Boat end and race officials had trouble identifying them all.... [more]
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Etchells World Championship 2011 crowns a winner
Etchells Worlds,
The Etchells World Championship 2011 regatta is a nine race series with a single throwout score. San Diego Yacht Club's Bill Hardesty, Steve Hunt, Mandi Markee and Craig Leweck only needed to achieve wins in eight races to secure the World Championship title.... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship day 2 images
Kylie Wilson images,
Images from Race 3 of the Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship being sailed in the waters off Mooloolaba, Queensland.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 - Australians claim gold and bronze medals
Craig Heydon,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 day five has witnessed Australia's Paralympic sailors take victory by claiming a Gold and a Bronze medal in the Skud 18 class.... [more]
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Mark Foy Trophy day 4 tricky conditions
Mason Woodworth,
Four races were scheduled today at the Mark Foy Trophy and as the sailors arrived at the beach they were greated with the welcome sight of sunny skies and white horses on the waters off Sonderborg.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 Day 5 Finns - Ainslie or Scott?
Robert Deaves,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 Day 5 saw lighter winds which brought race wins in the Finn class for both Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Giles Scott (GBR). Scott and Ainslie happen to be the only two sailors who now have the ability to win the regatta. Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) currently in third is within striking distance of Scott.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 Day 5 down to the business end
Jo Grindley,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 Day 5 was the final day for three of the classes and with medals on the line there was a significant amount of tension on the Paralympic race course.... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship images by Teri Dodds
Teri Dodds images,
The Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship started in Mooloolaba, Queensland and Geelong photographer Teri Dodds was out capturing all the racing action on day one.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 day 4 Video
Nicky Moore,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 Day 4 Video highlights... [more]
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34th America's Cup – Loick Peyron committed to Energy Team challenge
Pierre Giboire,
34th America's Cup challenger Energy Team are the seventh team entered into the competition to be staged in San Francisco in September 2013 So it is to be Loïck Peyron, who will be at the helm of the maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V for the Jules Verne Trophy this winter. This decision in no way affects his commitment to the Energy Team challenge to conquer the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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Olympic Gold medallist leads Musto Etchells Australasian Winters
Musto Etchells Australasian Winters media,
Australian 2000 Olympic Gold medallist Tom King and his crew of David Edwards, Owen McMahon and Ivan Wheen are leading a tight fought series after day one of the 2011 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championships off Mooloolaba.... [more]
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Musto Etchells Winter Championship day 1 images
Sail-World.com,
The 15th Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship is being sailed in the waters of Mooloolaba, Queensland. These images of the fleet were taken from the beach, certainly a great place to be this morning.... [more]
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Etchells World Championship - Hardesty extends + Video
Etchells Worlds,
On Day 4 of the 2011 Etchells World Championship regatta in San Diego, CA, one race was scheduled. Eager to gain the early edge, and appearing to see a perceived advantage in the center/left of the line, boats piled over the start line early near the center R/C start boat Corinthian for the first General Recall.... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian Championship images Race 1
Kylie Wilson images,
Kylie Wilson, Positive Image, presents these images from 15th Musto Etchells Australasian Championship, being sailed in the waters off Mooloolaba, Queensland.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing on San Francisco Bay - First Images!
Erik Simonson,
Oracle Racing has been out sailing for the first time on San Francisco Bay, today. The two AC45's feature new graphics from those seen at their launch in Auckland, ahead of next week's media functions and announcement/outing of the teams who have been accepted/remain as Challengers in the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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Mike Sanderson pushes Stratis Production plant to near capacity
Guy Waddilove,
Production at Doyle Sails NZ has been pushed to near capacity since Mike Sanderson became a very active part of the company in recent weeks. The grand prix side of the business has taken off with the design and production teams at full speed on major international projects. Super-maxi 'Leopard 3', fitted with a new Stratis main for the Annapolis - Newport Race, continued on her successful road... [more]
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