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 19 Sep 2011
 


If you've not seen Steve Halls Heaven Can Wait promo, you missed a treat here it is again.

News from Tasar Worlds, Nations Cup and the AC45's

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Heaven Can Wait- the Video - Are you up for it??
Heaven Can Wait media,
The 2011 Heaven Can Wait regatta is less than two weeks away. Are you up for it? The 24 Hours race and the One Lap Dash are seriously challenging events. Watch this video now!!... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait -October 1st-2nd One Lap Dash & 24hour race ENTER NOW!
Heaven Can Wait media,
It's on again: fighting against men's cancers with the sixth annual Heaven Can Wait 24 hour charity yacht race.The Heaven Can Wait (HCW) 24 Hour Yacht Race and the associated One Lap Dash will be held on Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle, NSW, on October 1-2 (NSW Labour Day long weekend). Both races for this year's event will start at 1100 hours on Saturday October 2, 2010, and will take participants... [more]
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Be Your Own Sailing Coach – A 'must read' for Dinghy sailors
Rob Kothe,
Jon Emmett's book ‘Be Your Own Sailing Coach' is fast becoming a performance dinghy sailing classic. He has roped in some mates to add their perspectives; the 2008 Olympic Laser Gold Medallist Paul Goodison, Simon Hiscocks (dual Olympic 49er medallist) and Joe Glanfield (dual Olympic silver medallist 470 Class).... [more]
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Tasar World Championships 2011 - Australians in top three positions
Sail-World.com,
The Tasar World Championships are underway at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, UK and three Australian crews hold the top positions after three races have been completed.... [more]
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Images from Plymouth: America's Cup World Series Final Day
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget was on hand to capture the sailing action and carnage on the final day of the America's Cup World Series in Plymouth, England - where the AC45's raced in winds of up to 30kts.... [more]
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Crash Test Dummies live up to their name: HCW 2010 War Story
Steve Brajkovic,
This is a short but sweet story from a boat whose Heaven Can Wait 2010 race lasted less than an hour.... [more]
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Platinum Yachts - Mills Mat 1010 is excelling
Jamie MacPhail,
The Mills Mat 1010 excels, winning its first regatta and now eight boats sold in nine months. A new generation IRC Cruiser – Racer design by Mark Mills built to exacting standards by Mat Yachts in Vinylester and vacuum consolidated at one atmosphere to ensure weight and laminate targets are achieved.... [more]
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ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final- Aussie sailors win Bronze
Craig Heydon,
Australian sailors have won Bronze on the final day of the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Australian Women's Match Racing Team trio of Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty defeated the Dutch crew, skippered by Mandy Mulder, two wins to one in the Bronze medal match.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Viewed from the Water - Fleet Racing Final
Ben Gladwell,
The final day of racing at the Plymouth Americas Cup World Series event was to be a three lap fleet race around Plymouth Sound in 19-22 knots of breeze with gusts of up to 30 knots. Expectations for some exciting racing were high and the crowds of spectators that lined The Hoe were not disappointed, with dramas unfolding right from the get-go until well after the winners crossed the finish line.... [more]
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Corsair Seawind Australian Multihull Championships get underway
Ian Grant,
Australia's talented fast lane sailors competing for first race honours in the Corsair Marine/Seawind Australian Multihull championship can expect to face a supreme test of tactical racing on a surprisingly calm Moreton Bay today.... [more]
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Fisher's View: A War of Attrition as 'Super' Sunday - gusts to 30kts
Bob Fisher,
It would appear that there are those who listen in the AC hierarchy, or maybe it is simply because daylight diminishes early in San Diego. There will be 'seeding' racing on the Wednesday of the AC World Series in November, as well as on the Thursday, with Friday and Saturday reserved for match racing. See the extended highlights video (able to be viewed in New Zealand)... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012: Hardesty to defend Worlds title in Sydney
Tracey Johnstone,
Etchells World Champion Bill Hardesty will take time off from his many professional sailing commitments to return to his favoured class, the Etchells, to compete in the 2012 World Championship to be held in Sydney in February 2012.... [more]
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Kevin Fogarty sails Idle Time
Ian Grant,
Whitsunday Sailing Club skipper Kevin Fogarty can safely say he gained some valuable sea time racing the Kim Swarbrick designed Space Sailor Idle Time. The sloop originally bought by his partner Heather Sievers has become known as one of the top performers in Performance Handicap racing in the Whitsundays having proudly raced under the WSC burgee in numerous regattas and races... [more]
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International 14 World Championships nail biting finish
James Fox,
The Artemis 2011 International 14 World Championships have now completed the last day of racing at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) with a nail biting finish. David Campbell-James, the Principal Race Officer did a fantastic job to squeeze in Races 6 and 7 before the 1400 time limit... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Artemis Racing capsize images
Sander van der Borch,
At the America's Cup World Series in Plymouth, it was a big day for the crew on Artemis Racing with a collision, a near capsize and then a capsize rounding out the day.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Artemis Racing - a collision and a capsize
Artemis Racing,
America's Cup World Series Plymouth - Boat speeds over 50 km/hr and winds gusting up to 35 knots made for exciting racing on the final day. A collision just seconds before the start between GreenComm and Artemis Racing ultimately meant the race for Skipper Terry Hutchinson and the crew. It was a port starboard incident and the umpires swiftly gave the penalty to the Spanish team... [more]
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Interclub Yachting - Combined Clubs summer racing on the River Derwent
Peter Campbell,
Hobart's three major yacht clubs, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Derwent Sailing Squadron and Bellerive Yacht Club, for the first time in over a century will combine their Saturday racing on the River Derwent this coming summer season in an interclub effort to boost keelboat fleets.... [more]
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ORCV Safety and Training - Another four classes get underway
John Curnow,
They may indeed share the same date, but the ORCV always runs multiple Safety and Sea Survival Courses on the same day. The September affair is no different, with four separate classes going through over the weekend. That equates to 80 souls.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Earth to ACEA: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it!'
Bob Fisher,
We are aware that the America's Cup (and its associated regattas) is in a state of flux, but ACEA cannot grasp the concept of 'If it's not broke, don't fix it.' It would seem that its idea of improvement is in reducing the number of races... [more]
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Yachting coffee table book to be launched by Nicole Scott
Cassandra Decastro,
Sydney based Yachting Photographer, Nicole Scott, this week launched her first high end coffee table book titled, 'Captured'. Melissa Boyd who sails on Speedwell, was chosen as the cover shot from Nicole's personal favourite collection.... [more]
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Pipe Opener Series - Southern Tasmanian sailors test the waters
Peter Campbell,
Pipe Opener Series - Tasmanian contenders for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race impressed in Friday's night race down the River Derwent and D'Entrecasteaux Channel, but a small cruiser/racer won the Cock of Derwent as southern Tasmanian sailors tested the waters in the 43rd edition of the series over the weekend.... [more]
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Auckland International Boat Show: Around the Stands - Gallery 3
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera did a quick lap of the Auckland International Boat Show, and captured some of the stands, boats and action. Here's the third gallery. The Auckland International Boat Show is open until Sunday.... [more]
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Lincoln Crowne to sponsor 12' skiff NSW State Championship
Brett Phillips,
The Lincoln Crowne State Titles will be run over six heats and will double as the selection series for the Interdominion Championships. Current Interdominion champions Nick Press and Brad Yabsley in Dimension Polyant must be the favourite for the championships but will be pushed hard.... [more]
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Gilmour Junior wins 2011 Australian Youth Match Racing Championship
Sail-World.com,
West Australian sailor David Gilmour, the son of World Match Racing icon Peter Gilmour, four times ISAF World Match racing champion, has won the 2011 Australian Youth Match Racing Championship, defeating New South Welshman Jay Griffin in the final.... [more]
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