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 26 Sep 2011
 


135mm rain - an East Coast Low- so everything on Lke Macquarie is well washed ahead of the Heaven Can Wait regatta, ENTER NOW

We've done some analysis of the AC45 regattas - interesting interview with a Kiwi old salt.

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Heaven Can Wait 2011 Weather could deliver Race Record
Heaven Can Wait media,
Six days out from the 2011 Heaven Can Wait regatta, being sailed on Lake Macquarie, on the October Long Weekend Saturday, sailors off the water, with an East Coast low pounding the NSW coastline are are beginning to look at the weather ahead.... [more]
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Sailing Instructions for 2011 Heaven Can Wait regatta online NOW
Heaven Can Wait Media,
The Sailing Instructions for the 2011 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race, and the associated One Lap Dash have been released, and are now available on the event's website at http://www.heavencanwait.com.au.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 2011 Welcome Dinner - Book NOW!!
Heaven Can Wait media,
The 2011 Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Race and One Lap Dash, being sailed on Lake Macquarie is just over a week away and entries are flooding in. The Royal Motor Yacht Club, at Toronto on the western shore of the Lake will be abuzz and the Heaven Can Wait Friday Night Welcome Dinner is keenly anticipated.... [more]
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Heads turn towards Sail Noumea at the Auckland International Boat Show
Suellen Hurling,
Sail Noumea is a joint venture of RAYC, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) and Cercle Nautique Caledonien (CNC). Whilst the main focus of the Auckland International Boat Show was to promote Sail Noumea and encourage potential competitors to enter, the four day event also enabled RAYC to introduce the new Sailing and Paddling Academies, club facilities, and other significant offshore races... [more]
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Sail Melbourne - First leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup
Lauren Garnet,
All eyes will be on Sandringham Yacht Club for the first leg of the prestigious ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne, Australia from November 6-12. Australian Sailing Team champions including Tom Slingsby, Malcolm Page, Mat Belcher and Krystal Weir have all confirmed their attendance at this year's event and are keen to set sail.... [more]
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Missing Kiwi sailor turns up in Ireland unaware of search
Michael Field, Stuff.co.nz,
A New Zealand seadog believed lost aboard a small yacht in the hurricane-swept North Atlantic turned up alive and well today in Portmagee, Ireland. Frank Cooper, 62, did not know three nations were looking for him and the 10-metre Golden Eagle. 'Delivering boats and living on 'em and sailing 'em is all adventure as long as you survive mate,' he said between a meal of roast duck and promises... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper wraps up a five day stay in Palma
Sail-World,
The Volvo Ocean Race entry, CAMPER sailed by Emirates Team NZ, has been Palma, Spain for a five day stay. Palma is the European home city for the Round the World race entry, which starts on 5 November in Alicante, Spain.... [more]
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Klaus and Eva Lorenz take on dinghy racing
Ian Grant,
Whitsunday Sailing Club brother and sister sailors Klaus and Eva Lorenz have understandably spent the school holidays gaining more important skills about dinghy racing. Like most children they have left the class room environment to spend the break from school doing what the like best and in the case for the Lorenz siblings it has meant spending two weeks away from sailing of Airlie Beach... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 9 - World Series, Plymouth
ACM,
The America's Cup World Series is in Plymouth. After a dramatic fleet race the teams are fighting against time to get their boats back on the water. Rock star Charlie Simpson is in town and double Olympian Iain Percy gives his first impressions after joining Artemis Racing.... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 8 - World Series, Plymouth
ACM,
The America's Cup World Series has reached Plymouth, England. Local boatbuilder Will Stirling compares his traditional handcrafted boats to the AC45 and goes onboard with Greencomm for a speedtrial. We meet the skippers at a press conference and go behind the scenes with the LiveLine team during a fleet race in extreme conditions.... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 7 - World Series, Plymouth Preview
ACM,
The second stop on the America's Cup World Series is just days away, America's Cup Uncovered is in Plymouth to meet the brains behind the revolutionary new graphics system LiveLine. There's an insight into the physiology of an America's Cup athlete with Artemis Racing's Dr Pete Cunningham and we catch up with some of the teams as they begin training on the south coast of England.... [more]
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PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam day 2 mind blowing tricks
PWA,
The PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam has now completed the second day of competition in which freestylers took to the water and pulled their most mind-blowing tricks for the huge crowds in the Reno world cup tow session. Thousands of spectators filled the event site for the second day of competition to chill out in the weekend sun on the beach... [more]
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Global Ocean Race start images from Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi,
The Global Ocean Race fleet are now on their Leg 1 journey that will take them to Cape Town, South Africa. Photographer Max Ranchi shares with us a gallery of images of the start of the race.... [more]
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Father and Son duo embark on 33,000 mile Global Ocean Race
Into the Blue,
Father and son duo Ross and Campbell Field, have started their next sailing challenge, when they embarked on the epic 33,000-mile Global Ocean Race onboard the Class40 BSL. The 2011-2012 Global Ocean Race is the only round the world race for Class40 yachts, and it is very much the duo's drive to win the race.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race fleet head to Cape Town - Leg 1 underway
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) - At 14:00 local time (12:00 GMT), the six double-handed Class40's crossed the start line in Palma, Mallorca, with leg one and 7,000 miles to Cape Town ahead of them.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race–Welcome to Yorkshire top in Ocean Sprint
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Welcome to Yorkshire looks set to claim the bonus point for the race three Ocean Sprint, covering the distance between longitude five degrees west and longitude two degrees east in 32 hours and ten minutes, 29 minutes faster than New York and 40 minutes quicker than Singapore.... [more]
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ISAF mixed multihull evaluation rules - serious flaws identified
Roland Gaebler,
Roland Gaebler (GER) Tornado class President and current World Champion (sailing in an Open Championship with a mixed crew), has launched following the issuance of a specification by the International Sailing Federation for the Mixed Multihull evaluation trials.... [more]
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Offshore Etchells Regatta over October long weekend
Richard Howard,
Forgacs Offshore Etchells Regatta - A high calibre fleet of 11-20 Etchells is expected to line up for the nine race regatta to be run off Newcastle over the October long weekend. With local heavyweights including Gary Boyd, Mark Langford and former world champion Peter McNeill entered racing should be hotly contested.... [more]
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18ft Skiff Season start only two weeks away
Frank Quealey,
With the start of the Sydney 18ft Skiff Season only two weeks away, it might be a good time to take a quick look back at some of the racing we saw on Sydney Harbour last season. A few of Ali Chapman's images remind us of the action from 2010-2011 and what we may also expect again in the 2011-2012 Season.... [more]
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Melges 32 World Champion Goombay Smash
Joy Dunigan,
The Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by the Real Club Nautico de Palma, has come to an exciting end in Palma de Mallorca, Spain with congratulations being in order for the newly crowned champion William Douglass, tactician Chris Larson, and the crew of Marco Constant, Andy Escourt, Stu Pollard, Mark Towill, Chris Welch and Alan Nakanishi.... [more]
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Port Hacking Race - About Time victorious
Di Pearson,
Port Hacking Race - Julian Farren-Price won the second race of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Ocean Pointscore Series (OPS) today, with his Cookson 12, About Time – and it was all about time, with the CYCA member taking overall honours by a mere 20 seconds from long-time rival St. Jude.... [more]
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Loki smashes Bird Island race record - takes handicap win
Di Pearson,
Showing she will a strong contender for the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart race, Stephen Ainsworth's Loki has smashed Brindabella's 15 year-old race record in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Bird Island Race in the early hours of this morning, making it a fourth record for the Sydney thoroughbred, which perfected the race by taking the trifecta – line honours, the record and the overall win.... [more]
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Australian Multihull Championships - Trilogy crew set a new standard
Ian Grant,
Australian Multihull Championships - Keith Glover and his Trilogy crew set a new standard when they claimed the series trophy with six wins from six races. They had claimed the championship after scoring a comfortable win in race five on Thursday however both Keith Glover and his principal crew mate Ben Kelly believed they had a point to prove.... [more]
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Boaters - Take care on the Hawkesbury River this weekend
Penny Robins,
People heading out on the Hawkesbury this weekend should steer clear of the area around Webbs Creek, near Wisemans Ferry, Acting Hawkesbury/ Broken Bay Regional Manager Darryl Lennox said. Mr Lennox said NSW Maritime had granted Ski Racing NSW exclusive use of part of the waterway for the safe staging of water-ski races on both Saturday and Sunday between 8am and 5pm.... [more]
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Tasmanian Sailing Academy Inaugural Pre Season Camp and Season Plan
Richard Scarr,
The Tasmanian Sailing Academy held its inaugural four day pre-season training camp at Orford, from the 15th September to the 18th September. The four days on water consisted of boat handling, speed and strategy and tactics drills. Coaches were Richard Scarr, Ben Price and Scott Price.... [more]
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Australian Sailing Team opens new National Training Centre in Sydney
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team has today official opened its new National Training Centre at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney. It is designed to provide Australian sailors with all the necessary resources as they continue their quest for Gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games and beyond.... [more]
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ISAF request proposals for Women's Skiff and Mixed Multihull
ISAF,
ISAF have released the initial request for proposal of equipment for both evaluations with trials likely to take place at a suitable venue in Southern Europe in early spring 2012. Full details on the venue and dates will be announced nearer the time.... [more]
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Granny Jen gets on board the Heaven Can Wait spirit
HCW Media,
Leading the 2011 Heaven Can Wait 'virtual yacht race' for sponsorship is Gosford boat Granny Jen, with the team already close to the $2000 mark.... [more]
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