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 14 Aug 2011
 


Outteridge & Jensen, Spithill, Slingsby - all good on the international scene.

Sailors at Airlie Beach are doing it tough, facing yet another day of sunshine and 15-20 knot trade winds.

Tomorrow is the Lay-day and Fantasea have an adventure special!!!

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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta–Medal Races 49er and Star
International Sailing Federation,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen clinched the 49er gold medal on the final day of the Olympic Test Event following a fantastic medal race on the Nothe course. Iker Martinez and Xabier Hernandez led the Australians by four points before the Medal Race meaning that for the Australians to win they had to finish ahead of the Spaniards by two places... [more]
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Fisher's View: Cascais - A Box of Matches on the penultimate day
Bob Fisher,
It is a day when the amount of confusing material has been reduced to a minimum. We members of the media were addressed only by the ACRM supremo, Iain Murray, and with the 'big fella' there is no room for anything but straight talking, none of the confusion of marketing-speak.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series - Spithill crowned Match Racing champion
Oracle Racing,
James Spithill and his impressive Oracle Racing Spithill crew won the America's Cup World Series Cascais Match Racing Championship with a 2-0 defeat of Dean Barker's Emirates Team New Zealand. 'It feels fantastic to win. It's good to get a couple of wins back on Deano and his guys,' said Spithill of today's two fast and thrilling matches.... [more]
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Olympic Test Event - Outteridge and Jensen win 49er Gold
Craig Heydon,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Australian sailors Outteridge and Jensen have won Gold in the 49er class on the final day of the Olympic Test Event. Outteridge and Jensen ended the regatta tied on points with the Spanish crew of Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez, winning the Gold medal thanks to their fourth place finish in the final 10 boat medal race, while the Spanish were sixth... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing pull off Match Racing Final upset
ACM,
James Spithill and his Oracle Racing crew reversed Emirates Team NZ's run of form to win the Cascais AC Match Race Championship, as the AC World Series Cascais entered its final weekend of racing.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Perfect trade wind conditions
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race - The first night at sea on race two has been spent settling back into race rhythm after a frenetic few days in Madeira, where the welcome was as warm as the sunshine. For the teams it is a return to the familiar sounds of the boat after the brass band farewells and nightlife on shore.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs: Annual Wake and Reunion Day
Frank Quealey,
Notice of Event and Carryings On for the inaugural Ian Perc Perdriau Annual Wake and Reunion of The Bastards Sportsmans' Challenge and Piss Up on 17th September 2011 at SFS Boatshed 76 McDougal St Milsons Point – 1145hrs.... [more]
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RYCT Sail School registration now open
Peter Campbell,
The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania each year makes a significant contribution to the development of young sailors when it conducts the RYCT Sail School over the first days of the September school holidays, introducing newcomers to sailing and lifting the skills of more advanced and elite dinghy sailors.... [more]
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Another glorious day in Airlie
Teri Dodds,
Victorian photographer, Teri Dodds, is in Airlie Beach covering the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week. It was another day in the glorious Whitsundays and she presents this gallery of images for you to enjoy.... [more]
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49er Youth World Championship final
Jerelyn Biehl,
Thirty-seven teams representing fourteen nations competed in the first edition of the 49er Youth Worlds. Eventual Youth World winners Niels Gormsen and Anders Thomsen (DEN) sailed a fantastic series of 12 races with all races in the top ten with their discard a black flag penalty.... [more]
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Laser Masters Worlds - Great rides and catch ups
Paige Brooks,
San Francisco Bay delivered again today with big wind and waves in the second to last day of the Laser Masters Worlds. In the Grand Masters Standard Rig, the leads have been switching daily. The Standard Masters and Standard Apprentice Masters had an upwind leg today that started near Alcatraz and went upwind with the ebb current to the Golden Gate Bridge.... [more]
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Pre-Olympics: Skipper overboard but hangs on to take the Gold medal
Elliott 6 Sailing,
The Women's Match Racing event Gold medal races at the Pre-Olympic Weymouth and Portland International Regatta ended in a thrilling five race event between Finland's Silja Lehtinen, Silja Kanerva, and Mikaela Wulff and the Russian team Ekaterina Skudina, Elena Oblova, and Elena Siuzeva .... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Full replay of Race Day 6 now available
Richard Gladwell,
Full replay coverage is now available of the sixth 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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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 2 - Postcard sailing
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week,
Another glorious day in the Whitsundays for day 2 of Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week. With today's forecast for south easterlies up to 24 knots and with the top of the tide scheduled at 10:25am, Principal Race Officer Tony Denham was keen to send the record fleet to the north west.... [more]
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Geelong skipper heads north to Airlie Beach
Ian Grant,
Leaving the cold climate of Geelong's Corio Bay has become a regular annual winter migration for skipper Cam Rae. The temperature in Geelong was 13.8 degrees when at the same time of day the Monkey Business crew were enjoying a fast spinnaker ride in the Whitsundays.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 drama filled six days
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 has come to the end of a week filled with big winds and high adrenalin action at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. The six day racing extravaganza delivered some of the closest and intense ‘Stadium Racing' the circuit has ever seen - in front of the biggest crowds ever recorded for the event.... [more]
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Cowes Week - Surprise victories on day 7
Rupert Holmes,
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has reached its seventh day of racing which presented a more gentle day than those earlier in the week. The day's racing got underway with bright sun and a gentle breeze that built to 15-18 knots. The day also saw incredibly tight racing across dozens of classes and a surprise early winner in the XOD class.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Cascais - Friday's media child is not forgiving
Bob Fisher,
In poetic terms, Friday's child is loving and giving, but this child of Friday is far from that. The world has been inverted. Gone is my ride with Mitch Booth and the China Team – I have been replaced by one Lili Canecas, described as a 'Portuguese Celebrity' - apparently the AC 'organisers' have first call on the position.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series heads to Newport
ACEA,
The America's Cup World Series will be heading to Newport, Rhode Island for the final stop of the 2011-12 season. The nine day AC45 professional circuit event promises to be a dramatic finish. In addition to being the first American host of the high-tech AC45 wing-sailed catamarans in 2012, Newport also has the honor of seeing the first AC World Series circuit champion crowned.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta Gold and Silver
Craig Heydon,
Slingsby went into the final 10 boat medal race second overall, just one point behind New Zealand's Andrew Murdoch and one ahead of Dutch sailor Rutger van Schaardenburg. 'Coming into the last mark before the short reach to the finish Rutger and I were right alongside each other, he called that he had room, I said that he didn't and he called a protest,' Tom said.... [more]
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AC World Series riveting success for Oracle Racing
Tim Jeffery,
In the America's Cup World Series, a pair of riveting match races have taken place which featured Oracle Racing's two crews. The excitement of the racing action has fans and competitors alike anticipating tomorrow's final day in Cascais, Portugal for the championship.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race's first Atlantic leg underway
Zoe Williamson,
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet entered the 3,850 mile first Atlantic leg which takes them from Madeira to Rio de Janeiro at 1630 local time (1530GMT). In the strong north easterly trade winds, blowing twenty to twenty-five knots, the boats jostled for position and Geraldton Western Australia, who were early to the line had to put on the breaks to prevent themselves crossing early.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race - A journey awaits
Trish Jenkins,
The Rolex Fastnet Race 2011's first starting gun will sound at 11:00 BST on August 14th from Cowes, Isle of Wight. over three hundred vessels will be competing in this edition of the race. 'The name of this great game is ocean racing, and it is also known as the king of sports.' So proclaimed Joseph Weston Martyr... [more]
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470 Junior European Championships day 4 - France dominate
International 470 Class Association,
470 Junior European Championships - What a difference a day makes. The 81 strong 470 junior fleet woke up to a grey day and rain this morning, with little wind. But after a few hours the sun was out and a light breeze filled in to test a different set of skills and showcase new faces at the front of the fleets as they completed race six of the qualification series.... [more]
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Win a $14,000 holiday and boat - Enter NOW!!
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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The Great Race - Date set for Australia's unique sailing challenge
Rob Mundle,
The Great Race is a highly entertaining and equally testing 70 kilometre marathon and is possibly the longest and most challenging event of its kind in Australia. It takes the fleet on a journey north from the Gold Coast, first through the meandering channels of the Broadwater, then across Moreton Bay to the finish at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron at Manly.... [more]
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America's Cup: Watch the World Series live on Sail-World
Richard Gladwell,
Follow Day 6 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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Fun In The Sun in Airlie
Teri Dodds,
A day of wind and warmth met the crews sailing the glorious Whitsunday waters in the Double Cone – Armit Island Race today. New Zealand's Team Vodafone blitzed the fleet, clearing away from her competitors, from the start... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - One perfect day
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week media,
The 22nd annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week started today in glorious sunshine, blue skies and good breeze. On the multihull start line, the bright red Orma 60 Team Vodaphone Sailing, competing in her first official Australian race, started down the line towards the pin end and well back. She wound up and in 30 seconds was leading the fleet.... [more]
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International 420 European championships - Aussie score third race win
Peter Campbell,
Australian sailors Angus Galloway and Alexander Gough scored their third heat win at the 420 Europeans. With the 101 boats split into two fleets, the French crew had two wins overnight, the Australians a 1-2 result. The French have discarded a sixth, the Australians a seventh.... [more]
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Solo Sailor turns Southern Corner and heads for home
Terry Travers,
Bruce Arms has rounded Tasmania's South East Cape, the final corner on his Australian circumnavigation. Light following winds and seas less than a metre are forecast for Tasmania's east coast as Arms heads north on the last thousand miles of his voyage with a 450 mile lead over the existing solo record.... [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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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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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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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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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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