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 01 Sep 2011
 




Heaven Can Wait -There is lots of sailing to do!!
Heaven Can Wait media,
It's on again: fighting against men's cancers with the sixth annual Heaven Can Wait 24 hour charity yacht race.The Heaven Can Wait (HCW) 24 Hour Yacht Race and the associated One Lap Dash will be held on Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle, NSW, on October 1-2 (NSW Labour Day long weekend). Both races for this year's event will start at 1100 hours on Saturday October 2, 2010, and will take participants... [more]
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Postcard Conditions expected for Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week
Jackelyn Norris & Gemma Bird,
Preparations for the annual Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week are in full swing with Cleveland Bay becoming a mecca for yachties from all over Australia.. The event is held in the protected waters between Townsville and Magnetic Island, and now in its fifth year, is one of the fastest growing regattas in the Asia Pacific. This year it's even bigger with a record fleet of 90 boats entered.... [more]
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America's Cup: Ten days to go until start of World Series, Plymouth
Richard Gladwell,
With just over a week to go until the first day of racing in Plymouth round of the America's Cup World Series, preparations are proceeding at pace. Several teams are expected to take their first sail on Thursday 1 September, as they practice ahead of the first day of racing on September 10.... [more]
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Mobility Cup 2011 day 2 racing
John Kernaghan,
Genevieve Wickham of Sailability/Royal Perth Yacht Club of Perth, Australia won two of three races Wednesday to consolidate her lead in the Access Liberty Fleet on the second day of the 2011 Mobility Cup... [more]
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12' skiff class looking for recruits
Brett Phillips,
The 12ft skiff class is a fantastic class with its unique, exciting and above all, fun racing, catering to all levels. Ages of participants run from teenagers to grandfathers and the class offers a level of camaraderie, which is the envy of many.... [more]
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Teams battle it out at ISAF Team Racing Worlds
ISAF,
The ISAF Team Racing World Championship has commenced in Schull, Ireland, with twenty teams battling it out in the Youth and Open Championship. Teams from Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, Thailand and the USA are all in the Irish Village for the Championship and locals greeted them on Sunday in traditional manner with a parade of nations.... [more]
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Get your new free digital magazine from World Match Racing Tour
World Match Racing Tour,
The World Match Racing Tour has launched a new, free, digital multimedia magazine devoted solely to the discipline of match racing. Click on the link to view the e-zine, called Match Racing 360°, which is a digest of match racing events from all round the world, and of all grades from world-status to club level. The new quarterly interactive e-zine is free.... [more]
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ISAF Team Racing Worlds Day 4 - Championship racing gets underway
Vincent Ahern,
The ISAF Team Racing Worlds got underway with full championship racing in Schull Harbour on Wednesday as twelve international sailing teams contest the event and eight compete for the Youth Worlds. The first day of full competitive racing took place in perfect conditions with a strong easterly breeze, which gradually swung southeast , allowing for a full round robin... [more]
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Australian National Championships for Northshore Yachts
Rod Mackay,
The second Australian Championships for Northshore Yachts has just been hosted by the Sailing Committee at Lake Macquarie's RMYC Toronto. The alternative to Hamilton Island Race Week for Northshores, was run on the weekend of August 19-21, and this year the weather gods ensured there would be a bit on with consistent 15-25knot Southeasters throughout the duration of the event.... [more]
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International 14 World Championships at Weymouth preview
Cailah Leask,
Artemis International 14 World Championships - With 68 entries to date, including teams from Australia, Japan, Canada, USA, Italy, Germany, France and the UK, the event promises to provide a spectacle both on and off the water. Two times defending World Champion, Archie Massey and crew Dan Wilsdon, will be looking to take an unprecedented third World Title, in the tough seven race series.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia wins race 2
Peter Campbell,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Hobart yachtsman Richard Hewson has skippered Gold Coast Australia to its second race victory. Surfing down the Atlantic coast of Brazil to Rio at speeds of 20 knots, Hewson and his crew of ten amateur sailors, finished the 4,900 nautical mile leg two across the Atlantic from Madeira to Rio de Janeiro, early this evening, Australain eastern time.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica returns to base after 2000nm Qualifier
Sail-World,
The Spanish Volvo Ocean race entry, Telefonica, is back at the pontoon of her training base at Sanxenxo, in Pontevedra, Spain. At 17:30 local time the Spanish boat skippered by Iker Martínez, with the entire crew on board, completed the almost one thousand mile climb up the Atlantic from the team's offshore base at Marina Rubicón, in Lanzarote, to the one in Sanxenxo, Northern Spain. This is where... [more]
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Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Sailing Manager position available
Richard Scarr,
The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania requires a Sailing manager. From modest beginnings, the R.Y.C.T. is now one of the leading and largest yacht clubs in Australia. It has a proud tradition of competitiveness on the water and an equally strong tradition of hospitality to all visitors... [more]
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Rotary Mobility Cup 2011 day 1
John Kernaghan,
Montreal sailors dominated the Gold Fleet competition on day one of Canada's 2011 Mobility Cup Tuesday. More than 60 disabled athletes from five countries including Australia, the Netherlands, the U.K., U.S.A and Canada are competing in the event.... [more]
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Audi IRC Australian Championship - Winners crowned
Craig Heydon,
Audi IRC Australian Championship 2011 has come to an end following the completion of the fourth and final event, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, with three national Audi IRC Australian Champions crowned in 2011. Heavy winds tested the crews from all three classes of the championship at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week with many in IRC Classes A, B and C pushed to their limits in the Whitsunday's.... [more]
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ISAF accepting bids for 2013 Women's Match Racing World Championships
Liz Baylis,
The deadline for bids to host the 2013 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship is Thursday, 1 September 2011. The ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds has been held every year since 1999 with the most recent event in 2010 being hosted by the New York Yacht Club in the USA. For 2011 the champion will be decided at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships... [more]
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RPAYC University Match Racing Championships more than a championship
Ajay Rau,
RPAYC University Match Racing Championships will be more than just another championship. The RPAYC are going all out to encourage students all over Sydney to experience Australia's favorite past time. On the 24th of September, RPAYC will give forty students an opportunity to go yachting and take part in an offshore race.... [more]
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Sunshine Coast sailors take on hull and rig testing winds
Ian Grant,
Sunshine Coast sailors expressed their experience to race in hull and rig testing winds to record career best spinnaker sailing rides during the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The normally windy Whitsunday Passage was whipped into a frenzy of hull tormenting waves that destroyed the ambitions of several top performing crews... [more]
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18 Foot Skiff UK National Championship day 3 – Challenging conditions
Ben Clothier,
18 Foot Skiff UK National Championship - With sunshine and 10knts of breeze blowing offshore, the Race Officer, Jon Gorringe was able to set an exciting short course with windward marks straight off the beach satisfying the demands of the growing spectator interest during the bank holiday weekend. And there was plenty to race for.... [more]
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ISAF Team Racing World Championships at Schull preview
Peter Campbell,
ISAF Team Racing World Championships - AMC Roaring Forties is the appropriate name given to Australia's team, all from Hobart's Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania that tonight begins competition in Southern Ireland. The AMC Roaring Forties team is ranked among the best contesting the series, but faces strong competition from the United States and British teams... [more]
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RYCT Dinghy Group - New School Group Learn to Sail program
Dinghy Group,
The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's Dinghy Group has begun it School Sailing Program for 2011. We have the capacity to run school sailing every day of the week.... [more]
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Etchells NSW States 2011: early entries from inter-state
Tracey Johnstone,
Already the Etchells NSW State Championship is attracting inter-state entries for 17 to 20 November 2011 event hosted by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and the Pittwater Etchells Fleet. The first three entries received are from West Australia, South Australia and Victoria.... [more]
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Jessica Watson heads for Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week Media,
Young Australian of the Year Jessica Watson will be visiting Townsville and Magnetic Island this week, in her role as Queensland's Season of Sailing Ambassador, for the start of the 2011 Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week on Thursday.... [more]
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Queensland's Season of Sailing continues at Magnetic Island
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week Media,
Queensland's Season of Sailing is making it easy to come onboard to stay and sail in the state's world-class sailing destinations.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race–Gold Coast Australia battle to stay ahead
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Being at the front of the fleet is never a relaxing place to be, especially when the wind dies and the chasing pack starts to close in. But that is exactly the uncomfortable position that Richard Hewson and his crew onboard Gold Coast Australia are in as they approach Rio de Janeiro at the end of race two.... [more]
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