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Airlie Beach Race Week -Team Vodafone and Team Australia head to head?

'Team Vodafone Sailing seen here in BMW Auckland Regatta, could be doing battle with Team Australia at 2012 Airlie Beach Race Week'    Ivor Wilkins/Offshore Images

Airlie Beach Race Week is being held between 10th and 16th August 2012. Whitsunday Sailing Club will dust off the welcome mat and invite a high number of new sailors to enjoy the weather and facilities when they host the event later this year.

The happy group of club volunteers are still talk about witnessing the record breaking New Zealand trimaran Team Vodafone in full flight last year.

There is a strong chance that Sean Langman’s Team Australia which shattered the Multihull Brisbane to Gladstone race before dawn on Easter Saturday morning will add to the excitement at Airlie Beach Race Week 2012.

Team Australia, a similar ORMA 60 to the exciting speed sailing Team Vodafone, expressed her spectacular speed potential when Sean Langman winner of two of three fastest times in the mono hull classic with AAPT Grundig established the fastest ever time for all classes of ocean racer when they completed the race at 3-28-21 on Easter Saturday.

They recorded a top speed of 32.8 knots and a super fast average of 18.70 knots on the way to take 2 hours 26 minutes 48 seconds of the previous record set by the Melbourne Martyn Riley skippered catamaran Raw Nerve in 2004.

Naturally this result and the possibility of the two fastest yachts Team Australia and Team Vodafone going head to head to head off Airlie Beach to resolve which ocean racing team will have the right to claim the fastest ocean racer in The Southern Hemisphere stands alone as a major drawcard.

The usual Trans Tasman rivalry will be the key subject to change however the high powered Team Australia has already proved that her boat speed and its clear Team Vodafone is capable of answering the challenge.

These two exciting triple hull sprint machines raced by talented thrill seeking sailors promise to become the major attraction at Airlie Beach Race Week when their sails are tensioned for what promises to be the most interesting match race ever staged in the Whitsundays.

Airlie Beach Race Week website


by Ian Grant

  

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