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 22 Aug 2012
 

Hammo, Olympians, Magnetic, ACWS thrills and spills

Gold medalists Iain Jensen and Tom Slingsby during the street parade to welcome the Olympic Sailing team - AUDI HAMILTON ISLAND RACE WEEK 2012 Images - Day 4 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012  Craig Greenhill
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week continues, with the triumphant parade with the Aussies Olympians. The first round of entries for SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week closes on Friday. (racing starts a week later. )This is a must do regatta, do if you are at Hammo now, think hard and fast!!

The America's Cup World Series (ACWS) kicked off its 2012-2013 season this week in San Francisco (August 21-26), with teams from eight different syndicates blasting around 'the Bay' on their wingsail-powered AC45 catamarans. So far, the Bay's windy conditions have lived up to their 'race-brochure' hype, flipping four teams on their ears in the official and unofficial practice races that have been unfolding.


Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) was the latest team to test out their PFDs in the Bay's chilly waters as they succumbed to the harsh reality of vanishing stability during today's practice race. 'The boats love to put their bow into the wave in front downwind and with this you get a sudden deceleration and the boat loads up,' said ETNZ's skipper, Dean Barker. 'This is where the fun begins as you hope there is enough buoyancy in the bow to recover before the boat loads up more and continues into a pitch pole. The harder you push generally the safer you are so you are constantly reminding yourself not to back off. It really is a different form of sailing!'


Also in ACWS news, Luna Rossa has added two Gold-medal heavyweights to their already star-studded team, namely Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez. Fans of the fully crewed, around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) will remember these two Spanish sailors from the 2011-2012 Telefonica campaign, while fans of Olympic sailing will remember their Gold medal in 2004 and their Silver medal in 2008, both in the 49er class. It will be interesting to see how these sailors take to the high-powered AC45s, and, eventually, to the even faster AC72s. Stay tuned!

And speaking of the VOR, ocean-racing fans should be sure to check out the feature-length video recap of the 2011-2012 edition of the race, inside this issue. This films draws on footage taken both onboard and off the fleet of Volvo Open 70s as they pounded and powered their way around the planet, and is sure to get your adrenaline flowing.

2012 ZHIK NAUTICA MOTH WORLDS. Day 2.  Th Martinez


And finally, don't miss the latest reports from the Zhik Moth Worlds, with the Aussies doing well as expected, as well as event previews of the St. Moritz Match Race (August 28-September 2) and the Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 (August 31-September 2).


Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team



SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2012: Entries close Friday August 24
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week media,
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week will be sailed from August 30th to September 4th 2012 on the sheltered waters around Cleveland Bay and picturesque Magnetic Island, near Townsville in Far North Queensland. Entries are being accepted online.... [more]
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ACWS San Francisco - Racing on San Francisco Bay
Jane Eagleson,
The 11 skippers leading crews at ACWS San Francisco this week were introduced to the public this evening. This afternoon the fleet took to San Francisco Bay for a practice session in winds between 17 and 20 knots.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Happy on the F-arm
Stephanie Hobbs,
Often called the party arm at Audi Hamilton Race Week, the cruising crews have more reasons to celebrate this year.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Day -1 ACWS San Francisco - Coutts on the eve of ACWS
Bob Fisher,
Day -1: Russell Coutts was holding nothing back when he talked with a small media group the day before the America's Cup World Series 2012/2013 began. He was unreserved when asked about the relative merits of Match and Fleet racing: 'I think the guys who made the Deed of Gift, and changed the event from a fleet race to a match race, [if they were still about] would think the move was a pity.'... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ capsizes in San Francisco
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team NZ has capsized in San Francisco during a Practice Session ahead of the start of the America's Cup World Series. The incident is the fourth capsize from teams ahead of the regatta, which is the first real test of racing high powered wingsailed catamarans in the venue for the 34th America's Cup. The New Zealand team was the second team to capsize today during the Official Practice.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 4 images by Craig Greenhill
Craig Greenhill images,
Craig Greenhill from www.saltwaterimages.com.au was at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week capturing the action on day 4.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Australian Sailing Team parade images
Andrea Francolini,
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on hand to capture images of the Australian Sailing Team Olympic parade at the 2012 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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Jessica Watson, now the movie.
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
First she circled the world on a sailing boat alone, then she returned to a hero's welcome by the Prime Minister and thousands of cheering fans, then she turned seventeen. After that was the book, she became Young Australian of the Year 2011, and lent her name to many good causes. Now her short life is to be made into a major movie. It's Jessica Watson of course.... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds - Weather halts competition on day 2
Pierre Orphanidis,
On day two of the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships, very light and unstable breeze on Lake Garda didn't let the Moths fly. The race committee will try to schedule as many races as possible on Wednesday with an 8:30am morning start.... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race - GBR's Ian Williams makes final preparations
Nicolle Bloomfield,
Alpari World Match Racing Tour fifth leg, the St Moritz Match Race, gets underway next week at the prestigious Segel-Club, St Moritz in the Engadin region of the southeastern Swiss Alps from 28th August to 2nd September. GAC Pindar skipper Ian Williams is making his final preparations ahead of the event.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Official Video of latest edtion
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 started in Alicante, Spain in October 2011 and concluded in Galway, Ireland during early July 2012. This documentary tracks the fleet during their amazing around the world journey. Catch all the drama and action as the teams sail a 39,000 nautical miles through the world's most treacherous seas via Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland, around Cape Horn to ItajaĆ­, M... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: All-Women crew announced for the 2014-15 edition
Sail-World,
The Volvo Ocean Race will feature an all-female team for the first time since 2001-02 after global hygiene and forest company SCA announced they would enter a women's crew for the next edition in 2014-15. 'The lack of women in the last few editions of the race has meant we haven't been representing half the population of the human race' - Knut Frostad, Volvo Ocean Race, CEO... [more]
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Swansea Channel (NSW) consultation Wednesday 22 August
Glen Picasso,
It is essential that Yachties attend and express an opinion otherwise this section of the community may not have their needs met.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week - Perfect pressure for Lindeman Island Race
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Club Marine Classic Long Race and the Lindeman Island Race were held today, August 21st 2012. It was a bright and early start this morning, with the aim to bring most of the fleet ashore in time for this afternoon's Olympic sailing team welcome home and tickertape parade.... [more]
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America's Cup: Olympic Gold medalists join Luna Rossa Challenge
Sail-World,
Luna Rossa Challenge 2013, challenger to the 34th America's Cup, has added two Olympic Gold medalists to its sailing team along with three other sailing crew.... [more]
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Australia's Seawind Catamarans in voluntary administration
MarineBusiness-World,
The Australian arm of Seawind Catamarans, including Seawind Group Holdings Pty Ltd was placed into voluntary administration as of the 17th of August, 2012.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 - Francolini images
Sail-world.com,
Top international photographer Andrea Francolini was in the air and on the water at Hamilton Island again today. Here's his view of the day.... [more]
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Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds: Babbage leads after day 1 - Results + Video
Moth Worlds/Sail-World.com,
Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds 2012. Scott Babbage from Australia is leading the Moth Worlds in Italy after three bullets in three races on day 1. With a record-setting 125 entries, organizers split the fleet into two groups that alternated on an inner and outer racing area.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, images of Cruising and Performance
Crosbie Lorimer,
The weather continues rather mixed on Day 4 of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, but that seems to be doing nothing to deter the enthusiasm of the yachties. All divisions are on long island races today. Here are some of Crosbie Lorimer's images from the Cruising and Performance divisions racing, from yesterday's and today's racing.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race week - Never too old
Stephanie Hobbs,
An avid and very experienced sailor is taking to the high seas for his first Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. At 82 years of age Wal Jorgensen is aboard Condor, a famous Australian IOR maxi.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week classic long race day
Stephanie Hobbs,
A forecast for light to moderate trade winds has been issued for the international fleet contesting the 63 nautical mile Club Marine Classic Long Race, the feature event of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 3 images by Craig Greenhill
Craig Greenhill images,
Craig Greenhill from www.saltwaterimages.com.au was at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week capturing the action on day 3.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Crosbie Lorimer IRC Images
Crosbie Lorimer,
The creme de la creme of IRC racing is all here for Race Week and the competition as close as you might expect. Top mark roundings are like those of one design fleets and yesterday's IRC finish off the Island Yacht Club had Yendys, Shogun and Hooligan finishing within 30 seconds of each other after four hours racing.... [more]
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Dean's Diary: ACWS - Fast and furious becomes old hat in San Francisco
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup World Series: Again today the breeze was in and we spent much of our practice sailing with Artemis. It is amazing how quickly you become accustomed to the stronger wind conditions and it makes for some exciting sailing.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show gearing up for a massive 25th
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
In 2013, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show will celebrate a major milestone of 25 years delivering success to exhibitors, sponsors and partners. Organisers are encouraging exhibitors past and present to 'make 2013 a landmark event'.... [more]
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