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 24 Aug 2011
 


Wind is easing here at Hamilton Island. We are expecting to get to the Cruising and PHS fleets tomorrow. Just getting round the courses over the last few days on a media boat has been very painful.

Any boat currently at Hamilton Island Race Week, can enter the Sealink Magnetic Island Regatta. Do it now!!

Interesting cycling news from one of Australia's top sailing coaches Andrew 'Dog'Palfrey. Worth a read!!

Pleased to see the Buddy Melges event has two Australian womens match racing teams competing. We are glad to see Katie Spithill Pellew sailing with Nicky Souter.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team





Fantasea and Sealink join forces to promote Magnetic Island
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week Media,
The two transport companies providing ferry services to Magnetic Island have joined forces to promote a major Australian sailing event, which runs from September 1st to 6th on Magnetic Island. Townsville sailor Michael Guinea from the Australian F18 Class Association explained ‘Fantasea is the official naming rights sponsorship of the F18 Catamaran Australian Championships.'... [more]
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Buddy Melges Challenge - Women's Match Racers off to a strong start
Craig Heydon,
Australia's Women's Match Racers have made a winning start to the Buddy Melges Challenge in Wisconsin, USA. Souter, Eastwell and Spithill have made a strong start to their time in the boat together with four wins from their first four races together. Price, Curtis and Whitty arrived in America fresh from their fifth place finish at the recent Weymouth and Portland International Regatta.... [more]
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18ft Skiff International Regatta day 3 - Make room at the top
Rich Roberts,
The three tenors---John Winning, Howie Hamlin and Trevor Barnabas---now need to make room for two more contenders when the competition rolls into the final acts Thursday and Friday. Hamlin's win in the second race Tuesday has him one point behind Winning, the week-long leader now with 11 points after everyone chucked their worst finish after the fifth race.... [more]
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Sydney Flying Squadron challenge - Who has the fastest 18 footer?
Sydney Flying Squadron,
Sydney Flying Squadron has set a challenge - to find the fastest 18 footer in the world on Saturday 24 September 2011.... [more]
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Maxi trimaran IDEC flips during Atlantic record attempt
Sail-World.com,
Francis Joyon's maxi-trimaran IDEC has flipped during his solo attempt to break the Atlantic west to east record. The American tug Miller Marine Service (over 100 ft) has joined the maxi trimaran IDEC to assist with the recovery operation.... [more]
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Haute Route Day 2 + Video
Andrew Palfrey,
Artemis Racing's Coach Andrew Palfrey reports on the second day of the Haute Route cycling race taking place in the French Alps. Today was again pretty tough - 2200mtrs of climbing over three cols (passes). You try to pace yourself, but there is very fine balance between going easy and prolonging the suffering, versus going just that bit harder to just get it done.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - A fight to the finish
Sabina-Mollart Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro's 44 skippers competing in the final leg had a very complicated second night at sea, the finish line in Dieppe is approaching but they still will have to deal with the tricky last part of the course. The winner will be crowned tomorrow, but who will that be? Hard to say 100 miles from the finish.... [more]
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Melges 32 Australasia Cup Series - Team Girdis win first leg
Heath Walters,
Team Girdis too fast in Melges 32 Hamilton Island Race Series. With 30 knot winds shutting out the days racing yesterday there was a real buzz of enthusiasm around the dock as the crews got to the boats this morning.... [more]
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MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy 52 Series practice race
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy scheduled practice race fell victim to a lack of breeze, and when the AP flag hung limply over the A flag and it became apparent that there was n prospect of enough wind to race, the 52 Series fleet scuttled back to Cartagena's marina, seeking relief from the searing afternoon heat.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Slow progress to Rio
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Looking at the race viewer today there is a classic case of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer as the distance between the front runners and those at the back of the fleet gets larger with each 24 hour period at sea. Those reaping the rewards are Gold Coast Australia, Singapore and Welcome to Yorkshire... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 24 - In Cascais
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 22 August 2011 covering the racing in Cascais... [more]
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Georgia on fourth spot mid-way through Hamilton Island Race Week
Zoe Hawkins,
Nearly midway through Hamilton Island Race Week, Georgia is sitting in fourth spot in the IRC Grand Prix division, after consistent performances in three races and, hopefully, breathing space to drop its worst result so far, an eighth in the windward-leeward longhaul course of Saturday's Lindeman Island race.... [more]
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If you excel under pressure, Stratis can put you in a prime position.
Stephen Prinselaar,
It's been a very exciting few months at Doyle sails loft in Auckland as they start seeing the on-the-water race results of their Stratis sail development progamme currently in two of the world's most significant yachting events – the America's Cup and the Rolex Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Boats fly in big winds
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - From all the screaming spinnaker runs to Double Cone Island in today's fresh sou'easter, David Turton's Mooloolaba based FT10 Likatiger had one of the most exhilarating rides. Starting 25 minutes ahead of Wild Oats XI, Turton and his crew of five had the 33 footer nudging 20 knots and laid it over a couple of times.... [more]
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18ft Skiff International Regatta images by Christophe Favreau
Christophe Favreau images,
Christophe Favreau's images from today's 18ft Skiff International Regatta races... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 4 - Loki tears mainsail
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The wind howled all night and 30 plus knots of south easterly breeze greeted the starters on the race track, packing plenty of punch. Second on the IRC Class A Grand Prix pointscore heading into day four, Stephen Ainsworth's RP63 Loki was the highest profile casualty, less than five minutes after their start in Dent Passage.... [more]
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18ft Skiff International Regatta images by Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson images,
Erik Simonson images from day 2 of the 18ft Skiff International Regatta on San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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Maritime Alert – Wild Weather
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime has issued an alert to boat skippers following a forecast for dangerous surf conditions. The forecast is for dangerous surf conditions lingering on the Byron Coast during Wednesday 24 August. NSW Maritime advises skippers and owners of small craft to be on high alert and to check the conditions before considering heading onto exposed waters or offshore.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Day 4 Images from Crosbie Lorimer
Crosbie Lorimer,
It was a day to test the resolve and endurance of all the crews that were sent off on a long islands course in a heavy duty south easterly, gusting to 30 knots at times. Crosbie Lorimer chased the IRC and Performance fleets down the Whitsunday Passage as they blasted their way north to Double Cone Island. Here are some of his pictures from that wild ride.... [more]
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18ft Skiff International Regatta - Out of control? Not quite
Rich Roberts,
The 18ft Skiff International Regattais being hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. The two skippers with three of the wins---Trevor Barnabas on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers from Australia and Howie Hamlin on CST Composites of the USA---aren't immune to the unstable characteristics of the craft they're sailing, which must be comforting to the stragglers.... [more]
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18ft Skiff International Regatta San Francisco - Video interviews
Bob Killick,
Micheal Coxon out Trevor Barnabus in and with a bullet in race 2.... Up steps Trevor who came over to San Francisco to enjoy spectating with his family, straight into the danger seat on the wheel of Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and nails a bullet in Race 2.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 4 - Wind to 34 knots - First photos
www.sail-world.com,
Plenty of breeze, wind against tide and some serious pressure lines made for an interesting day on the water.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Photos Day 3 Andrea Francolini
www.sail-world.com,
More images from Hamilton Island. Andrea Francolini was in the air yesterday for day 3 of Audi Race Week... [more]
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Farr 30 World Championship - Preparing for the ultimate ride
Farr 30 Class Association,
The Farr 30 fleet are preparing for the ‘Ultimate Ride' at what will be the first-ever San Francisco Class World Championship. The Farr 30 (née Mumm 30) is widely acknowledged to be one of the most significant and versatile 30-foot racing yachts ever created.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - 100 days to Perth
Will Davies,
The ISAF Sailing World Championships will tomorrow (Tuesday 23 August) celebrate a significant milestone with just 100 days to go until Perth 2011 which is the biggest international sailing event of the year. The World Championships will take place from 3-18 December, with 1200 athletes from 80 nations competing for ten World Titles in the fresh breezes off Fremantle in Western Australia.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race has the Swiss promising a battle
World Match Racing Tour,
The St. Moritz Match Race will get underway on the 30 August and there are two Swiss teams that will be looking to shake things up on the World Match Racing Tour as they join the world's top match racers in Switzerland. The event will take place until September 4.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race - World's best head to Switzerland
Bernard Schopfer,
The St. Moritz Match Race will take place from the 30 August to the 4 September. The World Match Race Tour competitors are traveling to Switzerland this coming week for the ninth edition of the of the race where they will be joined on the water by two Swiss teams with everything to gain – including the 150,000 CHF purse for the winner!... [more]
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Australia wins team racing silver at World University Summer Games
Ajay Rau,
Team racing silver for Australia at the 2011 World University Summer Games in Shenzhen, China. It is encouraging to see Olympic sailing classes being embraced at the World University Games. This exciting addition to the games in the future will give more young Australian sailors a platform to showcase their talent at a world stage.... [more]
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18ft Skiff International Regatta images by Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson images,
18ft Skiff International Regatta is being conducted on San Francisco Bay. Images by Erik Simonson of today's action.... [more]
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Audi IRC Australian Championship set for exciting finale
Craig Heydon,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is the fourth and final round of the 2011 IRC Australian Championship with tight battles for the title in all three IRC classes. the championship began with Audi Victoria Week back in January before the action headed north for the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta in March.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Day 3 Crosbie Lorimer Cruising Images
Crosbie Lorimer,
It was a day of strong winds and bright sunshine for the Cruising Divisions which headed off on to White Rock and Denman Islands. Crosbie Lorimer followed the cruising divsisions as they left Dent Passage and captured these images.... [more]
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Melges 32 fleet hits Hamilton Island for Asia Pacific Gold series
Heath Walters,
knots, which made the bottom mark approaches very exciting with the huge spinnakers being bundled into the bow in record times.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 Day 3 - first photos
Sail-World.com,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 Day 3 - 22-28 knots, wind against tide and sunshine.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 photogallery
www.sail-world.com,
This Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day two image gallery of the onwater action is shared with us by Sydney based yachting photographer Andrea Francolini.... [more]
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Haute Route Day 1
Andrew Palfrey,
Coach of Artemis Racing Andrew Palfrey shares with us the experience thus far in the Haute Route cycling race taking place in the French Alps. Greetings from Megeve, I am going a crazy bicycle race called the 'Haute Route'. It is from Geneva, Switzerland to Nice on the Mediterranean coast.... [more]
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Proving loyalty to Airlie Beach Race Week
Ian Grant,
During the past 22 years, the Whitsunday Sailing Club has proved their proud tradition and loyalty to host the international standard Airlie Beach Race Week. Over the years this special event now known as the friendly tropical shirt regatta has been responsible for injecting an enormous cash flow into the community.... [more]
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Beneteau First 45 One Design Croatia Yacht Rally 2011
Vicsail Sydney,
Croatia Yacht Rally 2011 meandered toward its conclusion in Dubrovnik last week with a race from Korcula to Mljet, a distance of just twelve miles. Six yachts ended up finishing in the same minute on the water! The south westerly course and the prevailing twelve knot mistral produced a wind angle of 90 degrees, and for the first part of the race five boats had ran each other off left of the course... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race: Fastnet Race in Four Minutes - Crewcam Video
Ben Gladwell,
Sail-World's Ben Gladwell (NZL) crewed aboard the 52fter Bob for the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race, and compiled this four minute video clip of the race, shot using a headcam. Join the crew on the rail and bow of Bob for the start, leaving The Needles, being passed by the supermaxis ICAP Leopard and Rambler, rounding Fastnet Rock and more.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Day 2 Crosbie Lorimer IRC Images
Crosbie Lorimer,
There are just some days when, as a photographer, you know you're in for a treat - and today was one of those days. Solid 15-18 knot breeze, a short sea and sun all day.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 - Eagle Rock and Maxstar fly
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Ross Wilson's weighty Beneteau First 47.7 Eagle Rock likes a stiff breeze and today's 20 knots didn't hurt their performance, a win in Performance Racing Division 1 the perfect end to a sensational island course that finished in Dent Passage just off Hamilton Island's impressive new yacht club.... [more]
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The Milang to Goolwa Yacht Race is back on again - January 2012
Mike O'Reilly,
The Milang to Goolwa Freshwater Classic Yacht Race will be held on Sunday January 22, 2012. The race begins at the lakeside town of Milang and continues across Lake Alexandrina and down the River Murray to the river port of Goolwa, a total distance of 50-kilometres.... [more]
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Blackmore's Hooligan clear ahead in Audi IRC Australian title tilt
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
When Sydney sailor Marcus Blackmore set his sights on winning the 2011 Audi Australian IRC Championship, he commissioned weatherman Roger'Clouds' Badham to determine the wind speed his new TP52 Hooligan, the former Emirates Team New Zealand boat should be optimised for, with new bulb.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Photos from Day 2
www.sail-world.com,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 2 and giant 4.8 nautical mile legs for the IRC Class A windward leewards sailed on Catseye Bay today. Breezes were in the 13-18 knot range, classical winter trade winds, but as the tide flooded south, there was enough lump to excite the yachting photographers.... [more]
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Fantasea Adventure Cruising - Specials for Whitsunday racing sailors
Media Services,
Fantasea Adventure Cruising is offering a special discount to Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island Race Week participants and their families. Take advantage of a 20% discount on lay day and travel with Fantasea Adventure Cruising to beautiful Whitehaven Beach or Reefworld on the Great Barrier Reef.... [more]
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