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 29 Jul 2011
 


Perfect weather n Sydney International Boat Show Light weather for the Gold Coast race, good start for Tom Slingsby at the D-One Gold Cup.

Looking forward we note there are already 41 expressions of interest in the 2013 Melbourne Osaka race.

We will have lots of videos from the Boat Show overnight.






Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Sponsor against Sponsor
Suellen Hurling,
It's not often you would find sponsor's battling for supremacy at a club race, however this is not just any race, the Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race [B2K] breeds a different kind of sponsor.... [more]
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Welcome to the Sydney International Boat Show
Marine Business World,
Sydney International Boat Show 2011 Day 1 Marketing and Events Manager BIA NSW Domenic Genua talks about the 2011 Show, in this welcome to the show. A glorious day at Darling Harbour and good crowds in early.... [more]
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D-One Gold Cup - Tom Slingsby in second after day 1
Elena Giolai,
The D-One Gold Cup is now underway in Trentino Garda. The first day was initially forecast to have bad weather but, instead the day turned out to be windy and sunny. Brit Nick Thompson is leading by one point ahead of Australian Tom Slingby; Giles Scott of GB in third and Andrea Casale of Italy fourth.... [more]
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Finn Silver Cup - Arkadiy maintains lead after tricky race
Robert Deaves,
Finn Silver Cup 2011: Determined to get at least one more race on the score card on the third day at the Finn Silver Cup in Moscow, the fleet did not come ashore until 21.00 after a long day on the water. Artur Kotlyatov (RUS) won the only race completed, but race one winner Kistanov Arkadiy (RUS) maintains the overall lead.... [more]
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Contender Worlds 2011 a success
Duncan Ellis,
The 2011 Contender Worlds, over the week of the 18th to 22nd July, attracted a near record entry of 144 sailors from 12 countries to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.... [more]
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PWA Grand Slam Sotavento Fuerteventura day 6
Ed Sinclair,
The opening round of slalom was filled with highs and lows. Disaster struck for Ross Williams (Tabou / Gaastra) and Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun / Dakine) in their opening races. By the semi-finals the sailors were really fired up and willing to work hard for their place in the winner's final.... [more]
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470 Junior World Championships day 7 - Ryan and Hall take bronze
Rick van Wijngaarden,
The 470 Junior World Championships have come to a close in Medemblik. It has been a week of overwhelming winds, that finally changed to suitable breezes for the Medal Races that would decide the winners of the 60-boat Men's/Mixed fleet and the 32 Women's teams. Although the British teams put up a good fight, Sweden and Germany held on to the win.... [more]
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McConaghy - Fastest and fastest All4One TP52
McConaghy Boats,
McConaghy built the Audi sailing team powered by All4One TP52 in 62 days (under nine weeks) - the fastest build in the class history. Now the same TP52 is the fastest boat on the water, beating the the fiercely competitive TP52 Audi Med Cup fleet in the Region of Sardinia Trophy and winning the event by a commanding nine points.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica qualifier halfway mark
Team Telefonica,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, Spanish boat 'Telefónica' has now completed over half of the 2,000 mile qualifier after setting off from Marina Rubicón on Monday. The Spanish boat, skippered by Olympic champion Iker Martínez and with the VOR 2011-12 crew in its entirety on board, is now sailing at average speeds of 15 knots, some 160 miles to the South of the Island of Sao Miguel.... [more]
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Sydney International Boat Show - open for business
Jeni Bone,
Superb Sydney weather has kick started the 44th Sydney International Boat Show, with crowds of visitors and trade expected to flock on Friday.... [more]
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Marine radio Bonus Packs for GME
Matthew Heap GME,
During the months of August and September, GME will have a couple of Marine radio bonus packs available, which offer great value to customers.... [more]
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Flying 15 World Championship - New Champions Vials and Turner
Gerald New,
The Flying 15 World Championship 2011 title has now been decided. After finishing fifth in the penultimate race, Graham Vials and Chris Turner took the win and headed back to HISC for an early shower. Mike Hart and Richard Rigg won the first race of the final day, second Greg Wells and Mark Darling and in third Arnaud Biet and Fabien Constant of France.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Championships day 3 fights shifty weather
Mary Reddyhoff,
On day three of the International OK Dinghy World Championships in Largs, raced four had to be abandoned after the fleet was plagued with light winds that kept dying before a race could be completed. Principal Race Officer, Chris Hadden, was forced to fly the N flag on the final attempt.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta – The Olympic Test Event
International Sailing Federation,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta is part of the London Prepares Series and allows the London 2012 Organizing Committee to test its operations at the WPNSA one year ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. All of the Olympic sailing events will be contested with nations following games time rules where only one athlete per event is allowed.... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race – French duo still capable of victory + Video
World Match Racing Tour,
St Moritz Match Race - France can still win its first match racing world title in 17 years, according to the country's elite performance coach. Marc Bouet, coach to the French Match Racing Team duo of Mathieu Richard and Damien Iehl, said the pair are still capable of victory in the World Match Racing Tour, the world's premier match racing series.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race – Light conditions expected
Jennifer Crooks,
Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Brindabella's 12 year old Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race record of 27 hours 35 minutes 43 seconds, looks safe for another year after Michael Logan from the Bureau of Meteorology delivered the weather forecast to 140 competitors at the official race briefing, conducted this evening at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the race organiser.... [more]
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Volvo D-One Gold Cup top contenders
Elena Giolai,
Volvo D-One Gold Cup - The competition includes European and World champions from the Laser and Finn classes and also 'old-timers', who enjoy sailing on this craft. Three times World Laser Champion Tom Slingby of Australia will be here to show his expertise against the Finn. It's set to be a great competition between the great Olympic classes.... [more]
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Financial and Media Markets Charity Regatta – Request for yachts
Katya Tarnawski,
The ASX Thomson Reuters Financial and Media Markets Regatta will be held on Friday 28th October 2011 out of Middle Harbour Yacht Club. The purpose of the event is to raise over $100,000 for Australian Based Children's and Medical Research charities. This will be added to the $1 million we are targeting to raise from our annual charity golf day.... [more]
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Laser 4.7 World Championships preview
Paige Brooks,
Laser 4.7 Worlds - While it is tough to make an accurate prediction as to who will emerge as the top ten racers in the Laser 4.7 Worlds Laser Masters Sailor Tracy Usher believes the recent European Championships will be a good indicator. Several of the top-placed finishers in the European Laser 4.7 Championships flew across the pond last week to prepare for the Worlds here in San Francisco.... [more]
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Sandringham Yacht Club seeks Racing and Boating Events Manager
Sandringham Yacht Club media,
Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), one of Australia's most progressive and awarded yacht clubs, is looking for an experienced person to fill the newly created role of Racing and Boating Events Manager. SYC is an outstanding sailing facility in Victoria with 2,500 members, 500 onsite boats and a healthy boating program.... [more]
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470 Junior World Championships - Ryan and Hall second after day 6
International 470 Class Association,
On day 6 of the Delta Lloyd Junior 470 World Championships in Holland there was not much sign of the wind returning, as the competitors endured another day of impossibly light and patchy breezes which meant almost everyone suffered at least one bad race out of the three completed.... [more]
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Top Olympians and World Champions in Extreme Sailing Series Cowes
Extreme Sailing,
The Extreme Sailing Series is once again in coming to Cowes. Despite the unnecessary clash of dates with the first America's Cup World Series event in Cascais, all 11 series teams will be present including Emirates Team NZ and Artemis Racing, with a top class line up of sailors from 15 nations with participation in 30 Olympic Games and 82 World Championships between them.... [more]
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Flying 15 Worlds Day 6 - Leaders extend
Gerald New,
Flying 15 World Championships at Hayling Island SC conclude Thursday 28th July. Today the 60 boats of the gold fleet eventually got away in a northerly at six to seven knots. An early start has been posted for Thursday, with the hope of completing two final races. Two Australian teams are currently in the top ten.... [more]
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Sydney Yachts GTS43 at the Sydney Boat Show; Open for Inspection!
Crosbie Lorimer,
Ask any yachting photographer to name their favourite commission and you'll likely find that a request to shoot the first sail of a brand new yacht is right up there; better still when that yacht has been commissioned by a recognised leader in custom and production boats... [more]
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Valmadre Cup - Battle Royal for Valmadre Crown
YWA Offshore,
Valmadre Cup - Light and fluky conditions in last Saturday's Mayflower Race produced some surprise results and set the scene for an intriguing climax to the series. The Mayflower is the third heat of the offshore winter series, conducted by Fremantle Sailing Club. In Division Zero, John Moore's Marten 49 Charlotte sailed a superb race to take line honours by a massive thirty five minutes.... [more]
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Australian crews receive funding after success at World Championships
Craig Heydon,
For the 2010-2011 period 16 successful applicants who competed at nine separate regattas shared funding from Yachting Australia following their results at World Championship regattas across the globe.... [more]
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Mooloolaba named as venue for 2012 Hobie Cat National Championship
Peter Bates,
Mooloolaba Queensland is set for a welcome return as the premier offshore Hobie racing venue for the Hobie Cat Australasia / Hogs Breath Cafe sponsored Hobie Cat National championships to be held from 2nd to 6th January 2012. Mooloolaba Marina and the Sunshine Coast Yacht Club will host the event, predicted to attract close to 100 Hobie Cats and competitors from around Australia and overseas.... [more]
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All Girl fundraising crew prepares for Summer season
All Girl Crew Media,
Twenty women from NSW and VIC have joined forces forming an All Girl Crew (AGC). The women who have come together as the 'Sisterhood', out of a love and passion for sailing will participate in a lengthy and intensive training program coached by professional sailor and 17 times Sydney to Hobart and America's Cup participant, Matt Pearce, along with sailing instructor Jean Cane.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Leave your yacht at home
Rob Mundle,
All you need to do is get your crew together and charter a yacht that is waiting for you at Hamilton Island. Charter yachts are a significant part of the great success of Race Week, both in the cruising and non-spinnaker cruising divisions. The 28th Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is scheduled for 19 – 25 August.... [more]
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