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 15 Aug 2011
 


Lay-day at Airlie Beach, another glamour day. Its blowing 18-20 knots from the south east.
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2011 - Day 3 Teri Dodds Images
Teri Dodds,
Teri Dodds is in Airlie Beach covering the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week and presents this gallery of images for you to enjoy.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 3 - Tight at the top
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week media,
Faced with another great weather forecast, 12-20 knots of breeze from the south east, Principal Race Officer Tony Denham chose to send the record race fleet to fight the tide in the Molle Channel. The Multihull division was first away and started in six to eight knots of breeze. Just two tacks for the red trimaran TeamVodafoneSailing (Simon Hull) to the top mark, a polished performance indeed.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Full replay of Race Day 7 now available
Richard Gladwell,
Full replay coverage is now available of the seventh 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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Fisher's View: Cascais - The finale – devil take the hindmost
Bob Fisher,
And so to the so-called Super Sunday . . and the opportunity for Jimmy Spithill to demonstrate to the boss, Larry Ellison, how it should be done. Larry claimed the sixth man spot and Jimmy appeared to be ready to present the dainty dish to set before the king with a classic, well-timed run into the start... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ claims the first AC World Series with a dramatic win
ACM,
Emirates Team New Zealand made an incredible recovery during the ‘winner takes all' fleet race on Sunday to win the America's Cup World Series Cascais, the first event of a new global series leading up to San Francisco in 2013. With nine boats on the start line, the competition was close, and with a tricky, patchy race course area, there were passing lanes throughout the day. ORACLE Racing Spi... [more]
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Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship get underway
Thomas Capitani,
The Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship taking place in Aarhus, Denmark is just getting underway; Saturday and Sunday will witness the measurement of the one-hundred cats and first practices will take place in advance of the five days of World Championship races, with the finals being raced on Friday 19th August.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet race gets off to a classic start - but one dismasting
Sail-World,
The record-sized Rolex Fastnet Race fleet set sail from Cowes in classic conditions – a beat westward up the Solent in a building west-southwesterly and sunshine, but with an ominous looking cloud line over the mainland. In the end there were 314 starters, the largest fleet ever to start the Rolex Fastnet Race following the previous record of 303 in 1979.... [more]
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AC World Series - Oracle Racing finishes third with founder onboard
Tim Jeffery,
The America's Cup World Series has come to a close in Cascais, Portugal with the completion of a final fleet race. Oracle Racing finished with a third and fourth on Sunday with their team founder Larry Ellison onboard. After yesterday's victory in the match racing championship, skipper James Spithill appeared poised to capture the event championship as well.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing out in front
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Rolex Fastnet Race 2011 is now underway with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, the first Arab entry, opening up a slim lead over the team's rival entries for the Volvo Ocean Race after making a slick start to their keenly awaited three-way battle on Sunday.... [more]
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Olympic Test Event – Silver for Australia's Belcher and Page
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta update from Australia's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page: Mat and I have just completed our final regatta of this years European season. We came away with another Silver medal on the Olympic waters. We came second the last three times we have competed at this venue to the same French team. They are certainly showing the level we need to get too.... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championship - A nail biter to the very end
Paige Brooks,
Laser Masters World Championship - San Francisco Bay's trademark current and wild wind made a final appearance for the conclusion of the event. Competitors put on their warm gear and hopped into their boats one last time Saturday morning in preparation for the day's races.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Rolex Fastnet Race start images by Carlo Borlenghi... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Singapore takes the lead
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - One of the first big decisions the teams had to make on the race to Rio de Janeiro was how to navigate their way round the Canary Islands. This morning's position reports reveal that all ten have gone west of the islands to avoid the big wind holes that the mountainous island chain can create.... [more]
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Three Volvo Ocean race entries to compete in the Rolex Fastnet Race
Volvo Ocean Race media,
With three Volvo Ocean race entries competing in the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race, the Volvo Ocean Race has posted a series of videos relating to the three entries - Groupama, Team Sanya and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. This is the first time that VOR70's have lined up against each other.... [more]
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RYCT Winter Series - Tassies heading for Hamilton Island SB3 division
Peter Campbell,
RYCT Winter Series - The Coopers had their day on the Derwent today, their newly launched SB3 Please Explain leading the fleet home after a light weather duel with the Division 1 ocean racer Whistler, skippered by David Rees. They also won Division 2, beating their former SB3, now owned by Patrick Copeland, Ben Latham and Ross Mannering.... [more]
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420 European championships day 4 - Queensland sailors close second
Peter Campbell,
420 International European Junior Championships - Young Australians Galloway and Gough are just two points off the lead in the gold fleet after day four of racing. The Queensland crew, bronze medallists at the ISAF Youth world championships, again maintained their consistent sailing with a seventh and a third place. They have not finished worse than seventh in the eight heats sailed so far... [more]
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Dean's Diary: Catch up from Cascais
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Cascais, Portugal the the America's Cup World Series, in which Emirates Team NZ is competing: We had three bottom mark roundings in a row where we just did not get a good furl on the gennaker which results in the sail flogging itself open... [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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The Great Race Gold Coast to Brisbane announced for 2012
Shane Smith,
The Great Race – Australia's most unique and exciting sailing challenge for off-the-beach dinghies and catamarans – will be staged by Southport Yacht Club on the Gold Coast, Queensland on 25 February 2012.... [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: James Spithill crowned first match race champion
Oracle Racing,
In a pair of thrilling match races that featured four lead changes, skipper James Spithill and his impressive ORACLE Racing Spithill crew won the America's Cup World Series Cascais Match Racing Championship. The US America's Cup Defender won the match racing phase of the regatta with a 2-0 defeat of Dean Barker's Emirates Team New Zealand.... [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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America's Cup World Series: Full replay of Race Day 5 now available
Richard Gladwell,
Full replay coverage is now available of the fifth 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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MarineBusiness-World.com,
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