Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad/Oracle Supplier

Olympics, Worlds, America’s Cup and the Northern regattas

by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team on 25 Jul 2012
Team Vodafone Sailing - Airlie Beach Race Week 2011 Stu Mackinvern
Leaving for London 2012 in 24 hours, Packing sunscreen (hope we need it), full wet weather gear, lots of winter clothes (definitely will need it – its latitude 50 after all), cleaning memory cards, hard drives, digital recorders, unlocked the iPhone, it’s all happening.



Looks like Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week will blow the doors off, a big fleet, a change in party location, lots and lots of pre-event news.

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is shaping as a strong regatta; some of the Australian Olympic team will be flying in... and the number of southern boats at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week is dramatically up. See you at all three!!

[Sorry, this content could not be displayed]

www.airliebeachraceweek.com.au

www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au

www.magneticislandraceweek.com.au

Good entries coming in for the 2012 Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Race, 12 Hour Race and One Lap Dash on the October Long Weekend. Please enter ASAP www.heavencanwait.com.au

Nominations opening now for ISAF World Sailor of the Year – criterion for sailors is 'outstanding achievement in the sport of sailing' during the qualifying period of 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012. Methinks in the Mens field the results in the upcoming Olympic Finns, Laser, 49ers and 470’s might be relevant there.



Richard Gladwell sent out the first of our 2013 America’s Cup newsletters on the weekend, we will be producing one of those a month, then fortnightly, then weekly as the event draws nigh. By then we will be sending 160,000 newsletters a shot. Overall it will be a big year.

Overnight Richard reveals that Team Korea is still looking for major sponsors 11 months out from the Louis Vuitton series. Gosh that will be tight.

29er Worlds, 505’s, RS Feva, Optimists – action aplenty.

Now back to packing … thankfully Virgin Atlantic only charges US$60 for a second 23kg bag, (some airlines are $20/kg), just as well as the camera gear weighs 30kg.

Have a great week...

Related Articles

Shape of next Volvo Ocean Race revealed at Southern Spars - Part 1
Southern Spars has been confirmed as the supplier of spars for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. In mid-April, Race Director, Jack Lloyd and Stopover Manager Richard Mason outlined the changes expected for the 40,000nm Race during a tour of Southern Spars 10,000sq metre specialist spar construction facility. A total of up to seven boats is expected to enter, but time is running out for the construction of any new boats.
Posted on 3 May
Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr
From Olympic flag to Olympic Gold and maybe another
The Sydney Olympics was a Sailing double 470 Gold event for Australia. Having won the 420 World Championship in 2000, the feeder class to the 470, while still at school in Australia young Matt Belcher was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Posted on 28 Apr
The Road to Rio now 99 days short
The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win. The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win in Hyeres, at some World championship events and Weymouth World Cup but for many crews: 'It's 106 miles to Chicago we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.' Whoops wrong movie.
Posted on 28 Apr
America's Cup - Oracle Racing win in Court but with collateral damage
Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Mitchell focussed largely on the circumstances of the matter and introduced into the public arena some interesting documents to support his claims.
Posted on 23 Apr
An interview with Jake Beattie about the 2016 Race to Alaska
In 2014, Jake Beattie and a few friends envisioned the Race to Alaska. Now, it’s time this wild race’s second edition. In 2014, Jake Beattie-the executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington, and a few friends hatched the bold idea of a human-powered race to Ketchikan, Alaska, took flight. They decided that their human-powered race would start in Port Townsend, Washington and run to Ketchikan, by way of the inside passage between Vancouver Island and British Columbia.
Posted on 14 Apr
Children of the Internet, Rio and Hong Kong
I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. The kind of conversations I have with her run along these lines.... In the olden days we did not have television until I left school and they had a thing called print magazines, that reported events between two weeks and four months after they happened. And her sceptical response... Hoh! Daddy, Hoh!
Posted on 14 Apr
Go fast girls - 49er FX sailors Paris Henken and Helena Scutt
Paris Henken and Helena Scutt will be representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics, which will be their first Olympiad. American’s Paris Henken (20) and Helena Scutt (23) recently won a berth to represent the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the high-performance 49er FX skiff, a goal that the team has been working on for almost three years. While this is their first Games, writing them off as Olympic newbies would require ignoring their recent results and their strong teamwork.
Posted on 13 Apr
World Sailing Cup V3 - A Dead Rat in a Shoe or Spring Daffodils?
While a host of major sailing events go from strength to strength, the Sailing World Cup has very major issues. Last night my Irish better half was sitting beside me on the sofa watching an Australian version of the popular TV Cooking Program My Kitchen Rules on a tablet with her headphones while I was watching Diehard II for the seventeenth time (it’s a boy thing) on TV. She suddenly spluttered and laughed, took off her headphones and motioned for me to mute Diehard. (Seriously!!)
Posted on 9 Apr
Volvo Ocean Race appoints stadium racing pioneer as new CEO
Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Today his appointment has been confirmed.
Posted on 31 Mar
North Technology - Southern SparsBakewell-White Yacht DesignNaiad