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 15 Mar 2012
 

Clipper,Volvo and Laser Masters

Gold Coast Australia - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2011-12  Clipper Race/onEdition
The Clipper fleet is approaching the Scoring Gate, a very high quality result overall for Richard Hewson and his Gold Coast Australia entry, with routine crew changes, Heson has produced a string of wins and is dominating the fleet.

CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand host an open day where crowds can visit the shore base and their Volvo Open 70, in Auckland, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)  Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race©

The Volvo Ocean Race stop-over in Auckland has been hugely successful with a big crowd on arrival, a stream of visitors at the Auckland base and there will be no doubt big crowds for the in Port Race and next leg start. As you'd expect we will bring you all the news and pix.

The Performance Sailcraft sponsored Laser World Masters continues today. Sail-World will continue its detailed coverage through the last six races on Saturday.

4.7 Race 3 - Laser World Masters 2012  Laser Masters Worlds Media 2012

We will be back at RQ for the Laser Youth Worlds from June 28th to July 4th.


The Sail-World Team



Melges 32's prepare for Australian Championships this weekend
Tracey Walters,
Melges 32 Australian Championships are being held this weekend. The hardstand at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is a buzz with Melges 32's arriving and preparing. The M32 regatta is supported by Slam advanced technology sportswear, North Sails, Harken and the team at Melges Asia Pacific.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Crowds turn out for Open Boat at Camper
Paul Gilbert and Colin Preston,
In spite of what must be an horrendous schedule, the Emirates Team New Zealand / Camper crew opened their base and boat to Aucklanders on Wednesday evening. Queues were forming well in advance of the base and boat being opened. Photographer, Paul Gilbert was on hand and provided this gallery... [more]
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ISAF Match Race Rankings – Williams and Tunnicliffe still on top
ISAF,
ISAF Match Race Rankings - Ian Williams (GBR) and Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) hold top spot in the Open and Women's Match Race Rankings ahead of a busy European summer of match racing action.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams approach Scoring Gate
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Race teams competing in the Pacific have had a tough 24 hours as they continue to battle with a medley of challenging weather patterns. Feeling the full wrath of Mother Nature's fury is Singapore, who has slipped down to third place on the leader board after what skipper, Ben Bowley describes as, 'Another busy, frustrating and eventually rewarding 24 hours of hard work'... [more]
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RT Edgar Victorian Optimist Championships
Phil Hall,
Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club was the venue for the 2012 RT Edgar International Optimist Victorian Championships. A significant boost to entries was the full Australian Worlds team with coach Rob Brewer down for the event adding plenty of competition to the already strong list.... [more]
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Yachting Australia releases sailing research report
Yachting Australia,
Yachting Australia has released the findings of a research report into the perceptions of sailing in Australia. Developed over six months the report will shape future Yachting Australia and yacht club programs to increase membership and participation.... [more]
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Viper ready to strike at ISAF Evaluation Trials
Viper International Class Association,
The Viper is the boat with bite and attitude that is now preparing for the start of its most important race to date, making it onto the 2016 Olympic sailing program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Already a big hit with sailing's Generation Next as well as current and past champions, the high-performance Viper will strut its stuff at the ISAF Multihull Evaluation Trials for the 2016 Olympics... [more]
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Red-hot fleet assembling for MG NSW State Titles at Queens Lake SC
Rohan Nosworthy,
The Australian MG class usually attracts sailors from all walks of life, and the NSW State Titles this weekend March 16-18 are no different. Emerging MG powerhouse, the Queens Lake Sailing Club on the idyllic mid-north coast of NSW, will also field some strong contenders with ample local knowledge.... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta - New divison winner after protest upheld
Di Pearson,
The Sydney Harbour Regatta now has a new Division B winner. Following a protracted protest late in the event, local entry, Exile, Rob Reynold's DK 46, has displaced the Queensland entry, Lambourdini/Envy Scooters of David Lambourne and Barry Cuneo as the Division B winner.... [more]
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Second annual Wangi Sabot Development Camp a huge success
Paul Summerell,
Sixty junior sailors of all abilities arrived for the Second Annual Wang Sabot Camp, held on the waters of West Lake Macquarie (NSW).... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: More images from the Race Village
Richard Gladwell,
The Volvo Ocean Race Village is open in Auckland with a range of activities in and around the magnificent Viaduct Harbour. Then there are the shore crews working frantically to get the six Volvo Ocean Race competitors into trim for the Southern Ocean leg of the 39,000 ocean classic. Here's a second gallery of images... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet face punishing conditions
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet have faced a punishing 24 hours of conditions as they continue to be tested by gale force winds and waves the size of tall buildings.... [more]
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2012 Laser World Masters Championships day 3 - Getting serious
Laser World Masters Championships media,
Queensland turned on the sunshine for day 3 of the 2012 Laser World Masters Championships. Races 5 and 6 were sailed by some 233 sailors from 19 countries, across eight divisions. Chilean sailor Matias Del Solar continued his masterful display of sailing, scoring bullets in the two races sailed.... [more]
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Buoyed Up launched at Canberra Yacht Club
Craig Heydon on behalf of Communities@Work,
Communities@Work has announced a major new partnership in Australia to support disadvantaged children and young people through sailing. Bob Fisher, experienced and respected sailing journalist, has launched Buoyed UP at the Canberra Yacht Club.... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta - A great day
Jess Mulquiney,
All eyes were on the Sydney Harbour Regatta on March 10th and 11th as 237 of Australia's finest racing yachts competed for the 2012 Champion's title.... [more]
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Volvo Inmarsat Report: Leg 4 'Too long and hard was the consensus'
Mark Covell,
Groupama romped home on Saturday night with a healthy lead over the chasing pack. The French are the first to beat the Spanish to the top slot. It's a difficult call to start rating the legs as each one brings its own challenges. Seeing the drawn faces of the crews as they pulled into the dock told a story of its own. And when I asked them directly how the leg was, I got a similar tale from all... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2012 - Little Tackers to set sail
Sail Port Stephens,
April 2012 sees the annual Sail Port Stephens regatta where this year over 175 boats are expected to compete. For the very first time a junior off the beach class will be included further making this popular regatta one that the whole family can truly attend.... [more]
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Sail Sydney 2012 dates announced
Mainsheet Media,
It may only be March but you need to mark your diary for Sail Sydney 2012 now – 13-16 December. Sail Sydney is up to four days of high class, high adrenaline racing for all dinghy classes.... [more]
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Optimist Sailor Jim Colley on a mission!
Dave O'Connor,
New South Wales Optimist Sailor Jim Colley who has qualified to represent Australia at the 2012 Optimist World Championship in the Dominican Republic later this year has just won the Victorian State Titles.... [more]
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NSW Manly Junior State Titles 2011-12
Philip Copeland,
The final round of the NSW State Championships, also the last major regatta of the season for the MJ fleet, is held in the perfect carefree surroundings of the National Park. On a lovely summer's day the first race started in a moderate south easterly.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone 2012 - High standard fleet
Ian Grant,
Queensland's premier blue water classic, the 308 nautical mile QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race, has attracted a high standard fleet including record holder Grant Wharington's super maxi Wild Thing. Both skipper Grant Wharington and his Wild Thing crew who will race under the Southport Yacht Club burgee will be hoping for a similar forecast to the strong spinnaker sailing breeze... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta images by Beth Morley
Beth Morley images,
Images from the Sydney Harbour Regatta 2012 captured by photographer Beth Morley.... [more]
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Helly Hansen support Manly Yacht Club Women's Challenge 2012
Ivana Gattegno,
Helly Hansen has again partnered with Manly Yacht Club for the 2012 Women's Challenge. A fleet of possibly 50 boats is expected. The event takes place on the 25th March 2012 and we wish all competitors and sailors the best of luck.... [more]
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RS:X World Windsurfing Championships - Wall to wall talent
Rory Ramsden,
RS:X World Windsurfing Championship entries are now closed and fleets are full. 120 men and 80 women have been accepted to race. There are more sailors from more countries here than raced in the RS:X fleets at the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships last December in Perth.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet endure gale force winds
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet are on the eighth day of race nine from Qingdao to Oakland, California. The extreme wind speeds, which were predicted to return and once again test the skills and endurance of the crew, made a grand entrance yesterday with a variety of welcomes.... [more]
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Wooden Boat Festival 2012 - Teri Dodds Images
Teri Dodds,
Royal Geelong Yacht Club put on a wonderful display of wooden boats and weather to match, over the Labour Day long weekend. With an assortment of over 100 classic and modern boats on show, Nautical displays and Historical Exhibits, local sailing photographer Teri Dodds couldn't resist taking some images for you to enjoy of this unique nautical event.... [more]
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Kris Fay and Morgan Frew dominate NSW Cherub State Championships
Rolf Lunsmann,
Kris Fay and Morgan Frew, sailing Wally, capped off an outstanding season in the Cherub class. Tthe pair from Belmont 16ft Sailing Club went in to the final round of the State Championships sailed at Queens Lake Sailing Club with a commanding lead, but they did not take things easy.... [more]
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Laser World Masters Championships day 2 - Red snakes but no ladders
Laser World Masters Championships media,
It was another glorious day for the second day of competition at the Laser World Masters Championships 2012. Sunshine with 10-15 knots of breeze graced the waters of Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Queensland.... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta: The final day - Francolini images
Andrea Francolini Images,
Photographer Andrea Francolini was out on Sydney Harbour for the final day of the Sydney Harbour Regatta. He now shares with us images captured of the action that took place out on the water.... [more]
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