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'A portent of things to come? Tom Slingsby on the wheel of Oracle Team USA - America’s Cup 34'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Good morning,

Welcome to another Sail-World Must Read!!


Today we have published part three of the three part Sail-World interview with Tom Slingsby, Olympic Gold Medallist and Oracle Team USA 34th AC strategist who is returning to the Oracle Team for AC35.

In Part III Tom winds up '‘Foiling made the 34th Cup the spectacle it was but it was pretty extreme racing. For all the computer sailors, the guys who sit on the Internet and say this or that the wind limits are too low, they need to understand the risks.

‘These guys weren’t on the boat in 23 knots when you are doing close to 50 knots in a bear away and not in control, the boat is hobby horsing and you are nose diving.

‘I can tell you that, I am pretty ballsy and I love extreme sports and I am not really scared of much but I can tell you that you are definitely on edge when you are doing a bear away in 23 plus knots and the boat is completely out of control.

‘You are scared. Some of your best mate’s lives are in your hands right next to you. If you make one mistake you don’t want anyone to lose a life.’

The Laser Men’s World Championship 2013 which concluded in Oman yesterday was a wakeup call for the Australian Laser squad.

The Laser World Championships 2013 - Robert Scheidt (BRA) in action -  Lloyd Images-Oman Sail©   Click Here to view large photo

With five Australians in the current World Ranking’s top fifteen, expectations were high. The Championship was won by five time Olympians and double Olympic champion Brazilian Robert Scheidt, who won his ninth World Champion title, while Pavlos Kontides from Cyprus came second and German Philipp Buhl third.

Tom Burton - Laser World Championships 2013 -  Australian Sailing Team   Click Here to view large photo

The Australian squad were down the list. World Ranked number one Tom Burton (NSW) finished ninth and Matthew Wearn world ranked number seventh finishing ninth. A good result for Wearn who has now joined the Australian sailing team, but disappointing for Burton and Ashley Brunning (NSW, ISAF World Ranking No. 8) who finished 30th, Ryan Palk (QLD, ISAF World Ranking No. 5) 57th and Jared West (QLD, ISAF World Ranking No.15) 59th. It will be interesting to watch the Laser squad in action at the ISAF World Sailing Cup in a week’s time in Mebourne.

Laser Fleet - Sail Melbourne -  ISAF ©  

An on that subject... Entries close Tuesday 5pm for the World Sailing Cup Melbourne Olympic and Invited Classes. The full suite of classes for the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, will be contested in Melbourne, while the Invited Classes are Laser Radial Men, Laser 4.7, Men and omen’s Kiteboard, Viper, 420, 29er, Optimist, OK dinghy, 2.4R, SKUB18, Liberty Access and Cadet Dinghy.

Competitors and coaches can enter by completing the online entry form on www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com and paying the required fees. Entries may be accepted until 5pm Tuesday November 26, 2013 at the discretion of the Organising Authority if submitted with the full entry fee payment.

Sail Melbourne 2012 -  David Staley - copyright   Click Here to view large photo

The Notice of Race is available and entries are open in both the Olympic and Invited Classes and available on the Sail Melbourne event website.

If you would like more detailed information on any aspect of your registration, including information on charter boats and competitor assistance packages please contact the Regatta Manager: +61 3 9597 0066, email info@sailmelbourne.com.au or visit the event website.


by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team

  

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