Sail-World.com : Queensland Govt supports Victorian Race
Queensland Govt supports Victorian Race
News last night from Jan Jarrett, the member for the Whitsunday's that the South Pacific Boomerang, the Melbourne to Vanuatu and Port Vila to Mackay race will be supported by the Queensland Government. Congratulations to George Shaw and the ORCV who are taking the Melbourne fleet somewhere warm.
Southerlies in the 20’s forecast for the Southport race and there is more talk about breaking Brindabella’s 1999 race record.
Yachting Australia has finished its review of Sea Safety and Survival Certificate Renewals. This story is a must read for offshore sailors.
Ellen MacArthur reached Korea and the Clippers are approaching Taiwan.
The ISAF Match Racing Rankings are out. In the Mens class , a the top of the tree a Mr. P. Gilmour of Perth leads a Mr. J.Spithill formerly of Newport. Kinda sad we can’t get an AC campaign going, seems we had a few useful sailors.
We have re-run some cruising stories Celebrate by Sail, the story about Matt Hayes and his Sydney by Sail operation is a good read as is the World Smartest Pirates.
Nancy Knudsen’s two stories on Containerships and yachts will be running in sailing magazines around the world. It’s a scary read, important for all offshore sailors.
You know that most sailing receive their sailing news via the Internet and Sail-World has been a force in that revolution.
We are proud to announce another new record for Sail-World, yesterday March 29th was a record traffic day for us, larger than the Monday after the 2005 Hahn Premium Regatta at Hamilton island's regatta, larger than the second day of the 2005 Sydney to Hobart race.
What was the Sailing event that produced such a spike, you might ask? What did I miss?
That of course was the remarkable thing, there was no event, just lots and lots of Sail-World readers, viewing lots anmd lots of different stories, more than 200 of them in fact, as diverse as the report about the Somali Pirates attacking the US Navy from an embedded journlist, to
One of our sailing magazine friends asked us, after reading about the rise and rise of the Internet as a news source, asked us tongue in cheek, Rupert Murdoch was going to shut down his printing presses.
He got the answer, that he knew he would, as we carefully reminded him explained that it was the minor sports specialist magazines that would be gone long before Rupert children hit the Stop Switch.
Now as our audience moves to broadband, Sail-World is increasing the graphical site content. However at the same time, a whole new audience is reading Sail-World via their mobile phones. www.sail-world.com/newstext
If you still have a dial up connection, or on a mobile phone rather than waiting for ever you can have a text version of Sail-World, go to sail-world.com/newstext
This is what mobile phone or otherwise bandwidth-challenged audiences see.
Australian review -Sea Safety and Survival Courses
Yachting Australia review and updates on Safety and Sea Survival Course, compulsory for Category 1 & 2 Races.
Celebrate by Sail
Matt Hayes is not only an Olympic soling champion, he's a successful businessman running Sydney by Sail
World’s Smartest Pirates
Story of pirates who ran afoul of two large and heavily armed US warships off the coast of Somalia
Men's ISAF World Match Race Rankings released
Peter GILMOUR (AUS) manages to hold on to the top spot but James SPITHILL (AUS) is now within a whisker of number one
ISAF World Match Race Rankings - Women
Claire LEROY (FRA) remains at the top of the Women’s ISAF World Match Race Rankings for the ninth consecutive release
Guilty plea over luxury yacht theft
The culmination of a mystery after $350,000 yacht Premier Cru vanished from Melbourne marina.
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