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 28 Sep 2011
 

Nathan Outteridge nominated for ISAF World Sailor of the Year, after his Mothsquad buddy Tom Slingsby won last year. But more importantly he wil be defending his Heaven Can Wait Race record on Saturday. Not to late to be part of this iconic event you can enter now!!

The Heaven Can Wait Virtual Race is heading for $19k and a new race record could be on the cards.

Lots of great sailing news,

The Sail-World Team



Heaven can Wait Virtual Race heads to $19k
Heaven Can Wait media,
A serious battle at the front of the fleet in the 2011 Heaven Can Wait virtual race, with Granny Jen still in the lead but the bunch is closer behind and closing - the combined pool is rapidly heading towards $19k. Last year the event raised money for the NSW Cancer Council and Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie;it raised more that $40,000.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards nominees announced
KPMS,
The International Sailing Federation received nominations for the 2011 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. In deciding the nominees, the achievements of sailors made during the qualifying period of 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 are taken into consideration. There can be only one winner in each of the two categories, male and female... [more]
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Puma's Mar Mostro heads to Alicante
Ken Read,
The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 is set to get underway on October 29. The crew onboard Puma's Mar Mostro are currently on their way to Alicante, Spain where the race will begin. Skipper Ken Read reports.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race: Positions change in squeeze through Med funnel
Oliver Dewar,
As the six Class40s in the double-handed Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) entered the funnel between Spain and the African coast, the fleet's ranking positions altered as the teams squeezed into the 110-mile wide section of the Mediterranean and Alborán Sea leading to the Strait of Gibraltar.... [more]
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PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam day 4 winds lacking
PWA,
The VW PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam has now completed the fourth day of competition. Day four's lack of sufficient winds prevented the slalom sailors from hitting the water however, blazing sun and peeling waves provided the ultimate conditions for the Reno world cup SUP race and a tow wave sailing session.... [more]
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International Sail Brisbane regatta - Klade Hauschildt in training
Ian Grant,
International Sail Brisbane regatta - An ankle injury proved to be a serious setback for the talented Noosa Yacht and Rowing club Laser dinghy sailor Klade Hauschildt as he focuses his career on being fully fit to contest the Australian championship on Brisbane's Waterloo Bay.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper arrives in Alicante for race start
Paul Todd, Volvo Ocean Race,
Emirates Team NZ's entry in the the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, Camper, has arrived at the Volvo Ocean race headquarters in Alicante, Spain ahead of the start of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. Photographer, Paul Todd was there to catch the action.... [more]
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North Sails and Yachting QLD supporting junior sailing in Regional QLD
Media Services,
The camp which was organised by Yachting Queensland had a range of different classes including 29ers, 420's, Sabots and Optimists accompanied by some of Australia's top coaches including; Adrian Finglas, Andrew Gough, Ben Callard and David O'Connor from North Sails Australia.... [more]
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America's Cup: Jury assesses six figure damages in final Plymouth race
Richard Gladwell,
The International Jury has held a Hearing into a collision between Green Comm Racing and two other competitors before the start of the final race of the America's Cup World Series sailed in Plymouth, England. The Jury Decision is not posted on the AmericasCup.com website where Decisions are supposed to be posted and it can only be presumed that the Decision which has appeared on two US sailing... [more]
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WMRT Argo Group Gold Cup preview - 24 teams go head to head
World Match Racing Tour,
Argo Group Gold Cup Chairman Brian Billings believes there are a group of young and hungry match racers with the potential to upset five of the competing Tour Card Holders who have each lifted the Gold Cup. After wrestling first place in the Championship from Francesco Bruni (ITA) Bruni Racing following a third place in St. Moritz, Ian Williams (GBR) will be the man to beat... [more]
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Graet Race - Fastest sailing skiff in the world
Chris Haskard,
Carlton United Graet Race - What is the fastest 18 footer in the world? Sydney Flying Squadron has completed the 'Graet Race' to find the fastest sailing skiff in the world on Saturday 24 September 2011. In the tradition of the 18 footers the race was on Saturday and did start at 2.30pm.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race – Third victory for Gold Coast Australia
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2011-12 - Gold Coast Australia have continued their winning streak by finishing first in the third stage of racing, from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town, crossing the finish line at 1056 UTC on Tuesday. The Australian team remains unbeaten after the first three races of the year-long series with their latest victory keeping them firmly at the top of the leader board... [more]
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TP52 World Championships preview
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
TP52 World Championships is hosted by the YCCS. Racing starts on Tuesday October 4th and finishes on Saturday October 8th. A full diet of windward-leeward races is planned with the coastal race scheduled on Thursday October 6th.'This has to be one of the most exciting and open events since we have been involved in the MedCup.' Says Ed Reynolds (USA), project manager of Quantum Racing.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama arrives in Alicante
Sail-World,
Having covered nearly 1,500 miles over the past five days, the crew of Groupama sailing team arrived in Alicante at 1850 hours on Monday 26 September. They sailed along part of the French and Portuguese coasts in downwind conditions and rounded Spain via the Straits of Gibraltar. They then entered the Mediterranean in light winds, prior to the beat up the south-east coast of Spain... [more]
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Saltwater in his veins?
Mainsheet Media,
The 2011 Nautilus Marine NSW Youth Championships has attracted more than 130 youth sailors over twelve classes including 29er, 420, Bic Techno 293, Flying 11, Flying Ant, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Manly Junior, Optimist and Sabot.... [more]
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VIS Pacer Camp - a weekend out of the comfort zone
Jane Moffat,
Take two Olympic Gold Medallists, 20 VIS athletes, 22 junior sailors and 22 Pacer dinghies at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club for the weekend under the watchful eye of VIS Sailing Coach Johnny Rodgers and you have two days of the most intense and competitive sailing Port Philip has seen in a while.... [more]
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The APC Logistics LCMR regatta promises a strong fleet this weekend
Doug Cuming,
Over 30 multihulls from Pittwater, Sydney, Lake Macquarie and interstate will contest the RMYC Broken Bay based series starting with the optional ocean race on Friday 30th September, followed by four inshore races on the Saturday and Sunday.... [more]
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Australian Youth Championship – Notice of Race available online
Craig Heydon,
Australian Youth Championship Notice of Race has been released by Yachting Australia. The 2012 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship will be held at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron between January 6 and 10, with competition open to sailors who will be under 19 years of age at 31 December 2012.... [more]
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Nominations for the NSW Maritime Medal awards close on 30 September
Maritime NSW,
Launched in 2006, the Maritime Medal is an award scheme to recognise role models, both individuals and groups, who have made an outstanding or sustained contribution to the maritime community. NSW Maritime Acting Deputy Chief Executive Steve Dunn said that the Maritime Medal recognises outstanding contributions in the area of boating safety, the environment or the community.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race: Lead change already in the match race for Gibraltar
Richard Gladwell,
The early leader in the Global Ocean Race, Buckley Systems (Campbell and Ross Field) have lost their 10 nm lead in the round the world race. After looking set to ease away from the rest of the six boat fleet, Buckley Systems was the first to make the break north to stay in favourable winds and enjoyed a lead of almost 8nm over Campagne de France... [more]
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Sail-World set for huge coverage of the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race
Brendan Maxwell,
The 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race starts on 5th November in Alicante Spain. The Sail-World team is planning detailed coverage, running hundreds of stories over the race duration and distributing over four million newsletters to our world-wide audience.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 27 - From Plymouth
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 26 September 2011 covering the racing in Plymouth... [more]
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Masters gather in Adelaide, 9 to 14 October
Jane Mitchell,
The 13th Australian Masters Games has drawn a fine fleet of competitors for the eight race series to be held at Adelaide Sailing Club on the shores of Gulf St. Vincent. Forty six sailors have entered, with a strong contingent of 16 Sabre class single handers and a significant representation from the Access dinghy classes.... [more]
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George Law Foundation Ocean Race - Blondie defies the Law
YWA Offshore,
George Law Foundation Ocean Race - You wouldn't back an S&S34 in a light weather reaching race, right? Wrong! Mild-mannered GP Simon Torvaldsen produced the perfect remedy in Saturday's race, piloting a code zero-powered Blondie, his new-generation version of the solo-circumnavigator's weapon of choice, to a commanding IRC victory over a star-studded fleet.... [more]
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Ten in the water in ten days keeps Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie busy
Ken McManus,
In the last ten days Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie has responded to four incidents on the lake where a total of ten people have ended up in the water. On two of those occasions people were taken to hospital suffering from hypothermia.... [more]
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Maria Island Race, then Rolex Sydney Hobart
Peter Campbell,
Tasports Maria Island Race this year will be a qualifying for most of the six Tasmanian yachts entered for the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with Whistler the first of the six to nominate for the 190 nautical mile race around Tasmania's south-east coast. This will be the 64th annual Maria Island Race conducted by the RYCT, with the often tough race starting from Castray Esplanade... [more]
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Don't expire: This long weekend
Neil Patchett,
A statewide campaign to remind boaters to routinely check the expiry date of essential boating safety equipment will mark the start of the new boating season this October long weekend. Acting Chief Executive of NSW Maritime Steve Dunn said inflatable lifejackets, flares and emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRB) all carried expiry dates... [more]
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Simple safety check means you won't miss the boat this long weekend
Ken McManus,
Every holiday weekend some skippers discover, to their dismay, that something on their boat or trailer doesn't function as expected. Marine Rescue Commissioner Stacey Tannos warned the rate of breakdowns was set to escalate over the coming long weekend as boat owners made the most of the warmer weather over the three day break by taking to the water again.... [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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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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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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Performance Sailcraft – positioned for new project expansion
PSA Media,
Currently experiencing a huge surge in production of Lasers, Performance Sailcraft Australasia (PSA) on the NSW Central Coast, now with enlarged facilities is now poised for further expansion. Chris Caldecoat, PSA's CEO explains ‘‘Overall PSA is well positioned, it has plenty of manufacturing capacity, is has an excellent distribution network and is looking at a lot of new projects.... [more]
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