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 12 Aug 2011
 


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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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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Excitement in the air
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week media,
Day one of the 22nd annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week. A southerly change came through overnight as predicted and Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Kenn Batt is expecting winds in the low 20's at the top of today's scheduled course, the traditional Cones-Armit race.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 day 6 - Hold on to the beast
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5, Cowes has reached the penultimate day six in which The Wave, Muscat has managed to hold on to their lead. In the late afternoon, the wind dropped below twenty knots and the turning tide flattened out the sea to allow racing to begin.... [more]
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Airlie Beach Race Week day 1 weather conditions
Kenn Batt,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week first day weather report: A low pressure trough moved through the area last night and is now located well offshore. A ridge of high pressure is expected to develop today in the wake of the trough.... [more]
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America's Cup: Kiwis rolling over the competition at Cascais
ACM,
Emirates Team New Zealand is quickly becoming the star of the show at the America's Cup World Series – Cascais, Portugal. For the second consecutive day, the New Zealanders earned maximum points, after beating Artemis Racing in a match racing duel for first place to conclude a full day of racing.... [more]
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PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup day 4 hammers the elite
PWA,
The PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup taking place in Alacati, Turkey, has now completed its fourth day of competition amid thirty knots of wind which hammered the fleet, lead to explosive starts, and a ended up in a mixed bag of results.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta top ten finish for Crisp
Craig Heydon,
Jessica Crisp went into the final 10 boat medal race in eighth overall in the RS:X women's class at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta. The 49er fleet completed two races on Thursday with Spanish pair Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez taking the regatta lead back from Australians Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen... [more]
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Strong local contingent at Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week media,
A record fleet spread across eight divisions will participate at this year's Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week. ‘Of these, a record thirty boats will be from Airlie Beach' says Kevin Fogarty, the Commodore of the Whitsunday Sailing Club ‘and another seven boats from Mackay.'... [more]
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Holy Cow its the Wolverines
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week media,
One of the best known boats on the Northern Regatta circuit is the yacht called Holy Cow. For the last decade, its owner John Clinton and his wife Kim have brought a succession of boats called Holy Cow north from Sydney each winter.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Hometown advantage
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week media,
There will be action aplenty on Airlie Beach's Pioneer Bay this morning, when a record fleet of 130 boats hits the start line for the 22nd annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week. This morning we talked to Mick Phillips, a former President of the Whitsunday Sailing Club and one of the proud stalwarts of Whitsunday sailing, who explained why the locals do so well... [more]
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Cowes Week - Big winds and blistering speeds on day 6
Rupert Holmes,
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has now completed its sixth day of racing which took place amid big winds that powered the biggest yachts to blistering speeds approaching thirty knots. Most dayboat classes were set short courses that ensured they had finished racing before gusts to thirty eight knots were encountered in the afternoon.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Sanderson puts the foot down on Team Sanya
Stephen Prinselaar,
Mike ‘Moose' Sanderson puts the foot down on Team Sanya for the first time with her new Stratis GPX sails by Doyle. First reports are Mike and his Team Sanya crew are justifiably thrilled with the results of the first sea trials of their Stratis sail wardrobe, flown in from Doyle ‘s New Zealand loft.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta gold medals claimed
ISAF,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test event, has now witnessed Dorian Van Rijsselberge of the Netherlands, Zofia Klepacka of Poland and Silja Lehtinen of Finland claim the first gold medals after a gripping day of sailing on the Nothe in winds in between fifteen and twenty knots.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta images
Ingrid Abery,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test event, is taking place at the same venue where the London 2012 Olympics will be held. Photographer Ingrid Abery shares with us a gallery of images from all of the on the water action.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Day Six – Belle jour with Loick Peyron
Bob Fisher,
The smile is back, and full-on too. I managed to obtain my fix early in the day, and a belle jour it was too with Loick Peyron and the aptly named Energy Team. It was the first of the three fleet races with the wind still patchier than a tramp's trousers, but therein lies the skill of sailing the AC-45s.... [more]
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America's Cup: Watch the World Series live on Sail-World
Richard Gladwell,
Follow Day 5 of the America's Cup World Series live on Sail-World - racing gets underway at 1410hrs local time in Cascais, Portugal. At 1140 - Iain Murray, Regatta Director: 'We're starting on time today. The forecast is for 10 knots building to 15 knots by the end of the afternoon.'... [more]
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Extreme sailing Series: Live Race Viewer - Catch the action at Cowes
Sail-World,
Follow the racing LIVE at the Extreme Sailing series in Cowes, Isle of Wight using this live viewer Coverage is from Sunday to Tuesday (7, 8, 9 August), with the racing starting at 1415 British Summer Time (BST, 1 hour ahead of GMT) with 49er and windsurfing action ahead of the Extreme 40 racing starting at 1500 BST... [more]
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470 Junior Europeans Championships day 2 another big wave day
International 470 Class Association,
470 Junior Europeans Championships - Two races were held for each of the fleets in another blustery and big wave day for the competitor with the wind increasing throughout the day to around 22 knots by the time racing finished. A repeat day of top sailing from Gabiel Skoczek/Achille Nebout (FRA) sees them remain at the head of the men/mixed leaderboard... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week wind outlook
Sail-World.com,
Airlie Beach Race Week - Bureau of Meteorology weatherman and sailor Kenn Batt has been looking into his crystal ball. He forecasts steady breezes for the first four days, with more breeze in the passages, but some waiting around on Thursday and Friday. Friday 12th: SW-S at 8-12kn (average) during the morning tending SE at 12-16kn (average) during the afternoon. Could be 2-4kn stronger offshore?... [more]
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Aboard Team Vodafone Sailing ORMA 60 Trimaran
Ian Thomson,
I'm a self confessed monohull sailor however when I got invited to go for a run on the ORMA 60 Tri Team Vodafone Sailing shadowing the fleet of the Brisbane to Keppel recently I knew it was an opportunity too good to miss. I knew it would be a massive learning curve for me even with my extensive sailing experience. What I got was much more than that.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Full replay of Race Day 3 now available
Richard Gladwell,
Full replay coverage is now available of the third day of racing is now available on the YouTube America's Cup channel. Includes plenty of on board footage and audio including coverage from on board the race committee boat. Expletives have not been deleted.... [more]
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Dockside at Airlie Beach
Teri Dodds,
Racing kicks off tomorrow, for the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach 22nd Annual Race Week, but for some it was time to shake the cobwebs out of their sails. Many crews have travelled long distances to come and sail in the tropical Whitsundays this time of year, and today many of the smaller entrants in the sports boats fleet were keen to get out.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portand International Regatta day 4 Finns
Robert Deaves,
Another great performance from the Olympic Champion Ben Ainslie (GBR) on the fourth day of racing for the Finns at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta moves him into a narrow, but significant, seven point lead at the top of the fleet after posting a first and second on Wednesday.... [more]
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PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup day 3 - Another day in paradise
PWA,
The PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup has now entered its third day of racing in Alacati, Turkey. Outstanding slalom conditions have continued to be served allowing Finian Maynard and Delphine Cousin to claim their first victories on the testing waters.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ sets pace on Day 1 of Match Racing
ACM,
Emirates Team New Zealand is setting a torrid pace at the Cascais AC Match Race Championship, the third stage of the AC World Series competition, leading after the first day of the series. Following a two-hour postponement due to unusually light and fickle winds in Cascais, the three seeding fleet races were packed with thrills and spills, the most dramatic of which was a start line collision b... [more]
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America's Cup World Series - Match Racing -Barker and Spithill
Tim Jeffery,
America's Cup World Series had a late start to racing today. The late start at, 4:00 pm local time instead of the scheduled 2:00 pm meant that only the top-scoring pair from the day's three qualifying fleet races would square up in a match race.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 - Extreme, dangerous, and cancelled
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5, Cowes for the first time in the circuit's history has cancelled racing for day five. 'Dangerous' and 'on the edge' were some of the skipper's descriptions of the conditions that led to the cancellation of being made. It seems even the Extreme Sailing Series does have its limits in a sport powered by nature.... [more]
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America's Cup on display at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Rob Mundle,
The oldest trophy in the history of international sport, the America's Cup, is to be the spectacular centrepiece at this month's Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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