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 03 Aug 2011
 


Its boat watching time for the whales again, all going north for the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race, the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week, Audi Hamilton Island and SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Weeks.

The Sail-World Team is heading north too, with the Keppel fleet on Friday and we've cross the border heading south again in mid-September.

Our aim is to bring you the best ever coverage of the Northern series.

We look foreward to seeing you dockside or on the water.

Sail-World has made the news and photo submit even simpler so we look forward to your contributions too.

The Sail-World Team



Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Only one still at sea
Di Pearson,
Competing yachts continued to arrive in Southport throughout the night and Southport Yacht Club was full to the brim with yachties reliving the race and comparing notes on where each found the ‘parking lots'. Overall and divisional winners will receive their trophies at the Southport Yacht Club prize giving at 11.00am this morning.... [more]
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RS Feva Worlds tough competition till the end
Golly Tucker,
The Allen and Magic Marine RS Feva Worlds 2011 have now wrapped up. 160 RS Fevas from three continents gathered on the shores of a brand new major event location at Bruinisse on the Grevelingen Lake in Holland. The two day qualification series started with a proper blow. Had the blow continued, there is little doubt that Jovian Short and James Barlow would now be World Champions.... [more]
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Images of Cascais: Training day in Portugal - NZ, Korea, and France
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Several of the teams entered in the 34th America's Cup were on the water off Cascais, Portugal yesterday, training ahead of the start the the first round of the America's Cup World series on 6 August. Yet to sail are Oracle Racing and Team China.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Aussies take off
Craig Heydon,
The Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011, test event for the London 2012 Olympic Games, is now officially underway. On day one, Match Racers took to the waters with the Australian trio of Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty contesting three races, unfortunately coming away without a win in the light conditions.... [more]
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America's Cup: Carrie Howe on her first sail with Green Comm
ACM,
Top US sailor Carrie Howe, crew member of Green Comm Racing, speaks about her first day on an AC45 ahead of the AC World Series - Cascais... [more]
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PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup ten days of stunning competition
PWA,
The PWA Fuerteventura World Cup 2011 has now wrapped up its ten days of stunning competition in Sotavento. During the racing action we saw Steven Van Broeckhoven and Sarah-Quita Offringa emerge victorious as the 2011 world freestyle champions and Antoine Albeau claim his second event of the year.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Opening day Match Racing
International Sailing Federation and Sail-World,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - The 12 Women's Match Racing teams put up with light winds on the first day of racing at the London 2012 Olympic Test Event. Seven flights consisting of 21 races took place on the opening day featuring teams from Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and USA.... [more]
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World Laser Masters sailing champion Mark Kennedy in depth
Ian Grant,
World Laser Masters sailing champion Mark Kennedy can confidently say he has provided his children son Mitchell (18) and daughter Madison (16) with the important personal skills. The trio of Queensland Olympic Laser dinghy sailors who regard the Maroochy Sailing Club burgee as their battle-flag have continued to make a huge impression.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race day 3 - Southampton to Madeira
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Another night of light winds has continued to test the ten teams competing in the race. The tricky sailing conditions have been added to by busy shipping lanes and the depth of water in which anchors had to be dropped in order to prevent boats moving backwards in strong counter currents and no wind.... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race - Competitors duel for King of the Mountain title
MaxComm Communication,
St Moritz Match Race - For the ninth year running, St. Moritz is preparing to welcome the world's top match racers. The competitors will be duelling for the annual Match Race title, a cash prize of 150,000 CHF and – most sought after all – the 'King of the Mountain' title!... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - its Bundy and Coke time
Ian Grant,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - By this time next week, August 11, the fleet will be secured to their moorings at the Meridien Able Point Marina while the bets of Bundy and Coke are wagered on the class championship results for the prestigious Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week.... [more]
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Women's Match Racing event first to set sail at Olympic test event
Elliott 6m Sailing,
The Women's Match Racing competition is the first Olympic Sailing Event to set sail at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta when the Round Robin stage commences on Tuesday 2 August. The fleet of brand new Elliott 6m boats has been prepared over the last month. Teams from 12 nations will compete in a round robin, the top eight will go through to quarter, semi and final stages.... [more]
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Laser 4.7 World Championships Day 5
Paige Brooks,
Laser 4.7 World Championships - The sun has finally made an appearance here on San Francisco Bay for the second to last day of the Laser 4.7 Worlds. The wind has come up moderately from the cloud covered eight to ten knots of the past few days to a consistent 12 knots, with puffs to 20 on an exceptionally clear day.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Living Doll IRC overall winner
Di Pearson,
Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Victorian yacht Living Doll (Michael Hiatt) has today been declared the IRC overall winner of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, while Loki, last year's winner, is second and Ragamuffin third. Hiatt celebrated his 59th birthday last evening, but was cautious about celebrating winning the race too early.... [more]
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Sabot National Championship at Southport Yacht Club
Southport Yacht Club,
Sabot National Championship - The diminutive 2.43m snub-nose Sabot sailing class which has served as the training dinghy for Olympic Gold medalists will contest the 48th Australian championship at Southport later this summer. This National championship regatta promises to attract a high standard fleet representing Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland crews.... [more]
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International Cadet World Championship day 3 a struggle for Aussies
Peter Campbell,
After day 3 brothers Anton and Julian Sasson from Melbourne's Sandringham Yacht Club are still best placed at the International Cadet World Championship. Race officials conducted three heats after day two was lost because of lack of wind.... [more]
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Tassie teenager Anna Vaughan wins heat at Laser 4.7 Worlds
Peter Campbell,
Anna Vaughan, the 16-year-old Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Dinghy Group and Tasmanian Sailing Academy member, outsailed a fleet of 51 of the world's best teenage sailors to become the first Australian girl to score a heat win at the worlds.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation last minute specials
Kristie Kaighin,
Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation. Last minute specials now available! Drastically reduced rates on all properties! Shorelines, Edge and the Yacht Club Villas still have some availability. Unique opportunity to rent one of these sought after properties at a reduced rate never seen before! Contact us on 1300 653 997 to negotiate a rate! View photos on www.whitsundayholidays.com.au... [more]
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Could Wild Oats XI steal Lahana's Race Record?
Suellen Hurling,
In just three days 32 yachts will line up for the start of the fifth annual Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race (B2K).... [more]
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Ladies Laser Training Day on Lake Macquarie in Sunshine 17th-18th Sept
Performance Sailcraft,
Ladies Laser Training Day on Lake Macquarie in Sunshine, 17-18 Sept. Free training from former Olympian and NSW Emerging Talent Squad Coach, Laura Baldwin and two times Laser Radial Youth World Champion, Gabrielle King.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - A slow trickle home
Di Pearson,
Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race latest arrivals were David Pescud's TP52, Wot Eva, at 7.12am, Sam Haynes' Pirelli Celestial at 7.39am and Andrew Wenham's Southern Excellence at 7.54am. There were a number of retirements overnight.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 21 - In Cascais
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 1 August 2011 covering the arrival in Cascais... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - The Aussies prepare
Craig Heydon,
The Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, which is a test event for the London 2012 Olympic Games, has Australian sailors busy making final preparations. The regatta is designed to mirror the conditions that sailors will face both on and off the water during the London 2012 Olympic Games as closely as possible, including having just one entry per class per country.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ and Artemis Racing sail in Cascais
ACM,
Emirates Team NZ and Artemis Racing are the latest team to sail in Cascais, with four days to go to the start of the first event in the America's Cup World Series. We feature images and some recent video from the America's Cup WS build up.... [more]
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PWA Sotevento Fuerteventura World Cup stunning finale
PWA,
The PWA Fuerteventura World Cup 2011 has come to a stunning conclusion on day ten, the final day of competition. The sailors knew they were in for an action packed day as they made their way to the event site for the final showdown. Race director Juan Antonio Aragon, announced that just two more eliminations would be completed and that's all that separated the sailors from their final result.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Equipment inspections
International Sailing Federation,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - All the teams and sailors have to go through measurement and equipment inspections. Chairman of the Measurement Team, Dick Batt (GBR), is on hand to check the equipment with a strong team of international measurers and volunteers to ensure an equal playing field and to test their procedures one year ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro leaders fight against tidal current
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro - Thirty hours into racing on the first leg, 320-miles from Perros-Guirec in Northern Brittany to Caen, lower Normandy, and the leaders are positioned just five miles from Fairways, off the Needles, on the western tip of the Isle of Wight fighting against the tidal current.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Women's Match Racing
International Sailing Federation,
The Women's Match Racing competition will be the first Olympic Sailing Event to set sail at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta when the Round Robin stage commences on Tuesday 2 August. Twelve teams from Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and USA will all sail against each other in the Round Robin.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week - Henri Lloyd announces two ultimate prizes
Fran Burke,
Henri Lloyd believes in balance. Function and style. Performance and quality. Lifestyle and technical marine. Thru Henri Lloyd's continuing sponsorship of the prestigious Australian sailing regatta, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, both elements are brought together with the announcement of a competition to win two exclusive prizes, one Marine and one Fashion, worth a combined total of over $5,000!... [more]
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Australian Northshore Championships Notice of Race
Peter Winter,
Australian Northshore Championships, organised by Royal Motor Yacht Club, Toronto is being held from 20th to 21st August 2011. All Northshore yachts are eligible including: 27, 31, 33, 34, 37, 38, 46 and variants; Cole 19, 23; Santana 30. The Divisions will be in spinnaker and non-spinnaker.... [more]
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Hicko recommends a Mariner Boating Holiday
Roger Hickman,
I recently returned from an exciting adventure holiday on the beautiful coast of Croatia which was organized by Mariner Boating Holidays. Well want can I say? It was just a wonderful experience in every sense of the word.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race start images by Howard Wright
Howard Wright images,
Photographer Howard Wright was out on beautiful Sydney Harbour for the start of the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race - a giant parking lot
Sail-World.com,
With little breeze to propel them towards the finish line, the bulk of the fleet racing in the annual Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race have had their worst nightmares realised, as they ‘sit' dead in the water at South Solitary Island, nine miles north of Coffs Harbour in what the sailors call a ‘parking lot', waiting for a decent breeze to fill sails again and allow the crews to head for Southpor... [more]
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TeamVodafoneSailing wins two-boat multihull challenge
Zoe Hawkins and Sail-World,
TeamVodafoneSailing has now won the two-boat multihull challenge to Southport between itself and Sean Langman's ORMA 60 ‘Team Australia' and also sailed across the finish line more than seven hours ahead of Wild Oats XI, the supermaxi line honours winner of the CYCA's annual Sydney to Gold Coast race.... [more]
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North South Yachting's Bob Mulkearns talks to MarineBusiness-World.com
Steven Sun,
North South Yachting dealer principal Bob Mulkearns introduces the Greenline 33 Hybrid at the 2011 Sydney International Boat Show in Darling Harbour.... [more]
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Chicago Yacht Club asks US SAILING to review Mackinac 2011
Chicago Yacht Club,
After two sailors' lives were lost during the recent Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Commodore Joseph Haas of the Chicago Yacht Club, the race's organizer, asked US SAILING to conduct an independent study of what happened. On July 28 Gary Jobson, the President of US SAILING, appointed the Independent Review Panel for the 2011 Mackinac Race, and directed it to consider what lessons might... [more]
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Search for Australia's hottest sailors!
Fran Burke,
Henri Lloyd is putting the call out for Australia's hottest sailors! Rugged good looks, slightly salty around the edges or that bigger than life personality? Then we want you – or perhaps just dob your best mate or skipper in! The search is open to all sailors attending Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August 2011, with Henri Lloyd looking for 8 to 10 gorgeous, fit sailors to take to the runway.... [more]
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Win a $14,000 holiday and boat - Enter NOW!! Closing soon!
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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Chicago-Mackinac Race—100 Knots and Off the Clock

Hearing that it's windy and rainy is one thing. Hearing that water is vaporizing all around you is a completely different tale of horror. Descriptions of the 'strobing' lightning and 'white water everywhere' are on an entirely different level than anything that racing sailors in North America have seen in many, many decades.... [more]
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Statement from Chicago Yacht Club on Race Deaths
Chicago Yacht Club,
As of Monday, July 18, it has been confirmed by the U. S. Coast Guard and it is with great regret that the Chicago Yacht Club acknowledges the deaths of two sailors who were competing in the 2011 Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac.... [more]
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