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 05 Sep 2011
 


First morning for a week that we've not seen whitecaps at dawn. Two softer days ahead for the F18 fleet and Magnetic Island Race Week fleet.

Jessica Watson was on the Island for a couple of days, before flying off to Laos on a United Nations program.

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Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Just Jessica - The adventures of Jessica Watson Part 1
Jackelyn Norris,
Her epic ‘around the world' quest captured the imagination of millions and Australia has since recognised her as a national hero, but Queensland teenager Jessica Watson considers herself no such thing. Rather, she's just an ordinary person who loves to sail, cook and spend time with family and friends, when she can.... [more]
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Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011 day 3 - Windy and windier
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week media,
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011 day 3 dawned fine and windy. For the Cruising fleets and the Multihulls today was a Lay Day with afternoon festivities scheduled to kick off in Nelly Bay once the other two divisions finished racing.... [more]
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Fantasea F18 Australian Championships day 2 - Tough and testing
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week media,
Day 2 of the Fantasea F18 Australian Championships was another tough day out on Cleveland Bay, with the windy and gusty conditions testing sailors skills. The F18s leapt out of the water as they battled the conditions as well as each other. 14 boats lined up for the second race of the day, the second of the double lap windward leewards.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Daily Video Updates from Plymouth
America's Cup Media,
America's Cup World Series are producing a daily update of the Plymouth event which gets underway on 10 September. Here we feature the daily updates from the past three days... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race victory for The Wave Muscat
Kinley Fowler,
The winner of the St. Moritz Match Race has now been decided. The day began with heavy clouds and rainfall which meant that the teams would be held on shore for most of the day, but as the breeze filled in from every direction, the race committee sent the teams out and attempted to get some racing done.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race - Mirsky beats Morvan in the Final
World Match Racing Tour,
St. Moritz Match Race - Torvar Mirsky is the new ‘King of the Mountain' after beating Pierre-Antoine Morvan in the final. Ian Williams finished in third place to move up into first position in the overall Championship standings going into stage seven of the World Match Racing Tour. In the end, a count back decided both the final and petit final on Lake St. Moritz.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: New European venue named for May 2012
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup World Series event managers have today named the Italian port of Venice, Italy as a stop on the ACWS tour. The Venice regatta will take place on May 17-20 2012, with match and fleeting racing championships as well as the overall winner-take-all title.... [more]
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Pisces back to back RYCT Winter Series
Peter Campbell,
Pisces today clinched a back-to-back victory in the RYCT 42 Below Vodka Winter Pursuit Series.... [more]
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Fantasea F18 Australian Championships 2011 - Day 2 images
Teri Dodds,
It was another testing day on the water for the fleet racing in the Fantasea F18 Australian Championships 2011 at Magnetic Island Race Week 2011.... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 6 - World Series, Plymouth
ACM,
America's Cup Uncovered Episode 6 begins where the 34th America's Cup will end - in San Francisco. Join America's Cup Race Management CEO and Regatta Director Iain Murray as he flies high over the City and the racing area for the 2013 events. Then it's onto Plymouth, where the locals share their excitement for the AC World Series Plymouth which begins September 10 and much more...... [more]
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America's Cup: This week in the Cup No.7
America's Cup Media,
America's Cup newsletter for 3 September 2011 - covering the build up to Round 2 of the America's Cup World series in Plymouth, next week.... [more]
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Images of Alinghi: Racing Decision 35's on the Med
Chris Schmid,
Twice America's Cup winner, Alinghi, leads the nine strong fleet of Decision 35's competing on at Beaulieu-sur-Mer, sandwiched between Nice and Monaco on the Mediterranean, in the sixth Act of the Vulcain Trophy. The Swiss sailing team now lead the Grand Prix Beaulieu-sur-Mer regatta by eight points ahead of French Foncia Team, with one day left to sail.... [more]
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XIV Pacific Games – Men's Laser and Mixed Hobie underway in Noumea
Sail-World.com,
XIV Pacific Games – Sailing kicked off today after 11.30am with the Men's Laser and the Men's Mixed Hobie. The Laser men are placed second in the Teams Event however, in the individuals are placed in the middle of the field. Tomorrow, Sunday is a rest day and commences again on Monday with the Women's Laser and Men's Lasers.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Slow progress in tough conditions
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – It's tough going for the remaining five boats still racing towards Rio de Janeiro.Strong southerly winds are buffeting the teams, making progress painfully slow and life on board extremely tough. It's the last thing they need after three weeks racing across the Atlantic Ocean when they are physically and mentally exhausted.... [more]
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2011 Mobility Cup final day
John Kernaghan,
Pierre Richard saved the best for last, winning the final two races in Gold Fleet competition in the 2011 Mobility Cup. Genevieve Wickham of Sailability/Royal Perth Yacht Club of Perth, Australia, who led the Access Liberty Fleet all week, sank to seventh in the second last race on the final day, a result she could discard.... [more]
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Testing Conditions at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week
Teri Dodds,
After yesterday's day of ideal conditions for sailing, things very much changed here at Magnetic Island. Today, the keelboat fleet were sent around the island, in strong SE breeze with 2-3 metre swell, which tested many crews. It was also the start of the Fantasea F18 Australian Championships.... [more]
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Fantasea 2011 F18 Australian Championships day 1: Survival Time!!
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week media,
Fantasea 2011 F18 Australian Championships day 1. In the heavy swell and tough conditions Katie Spithill (Team Harken) finished back in the fleet in 11th. As she predicted yesterday the heavy conditions were not in the lightweight Team Harken's favour.... [more]
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Australia's largest sail school takes to the Derwent
Peter Campbell,
More than a hundred young Tasmanian dinghy sailors sailed up Hobart's River Derwent this morning to give eco-cruising pioneer Rob Pennicott a colourful welcome as he completed his ‘Follow the Yellow Boat Road' circumnavigation of Australia in a 5.4 metre inflatable dinghy.... [more]
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Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011 Day 2 - A Tropical Hobart
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week media,
Tradewinds of 16-18 knots with gusts up to 24 were on the menu for day 2 of the fifth annual Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week. However the Weather Gods conspired and did not play ball. Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson this morning announced the anticipated Magnetic Island and Bay Rock Race would be the course for today.... [more]
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ISAF Team Racing Worlds battle royale continues
ISAF,
At the ISAF Team Racing Worlds, taking place on Schull Harbour, the competition was intense on Friday as teams from Great Britain and United States fought for the top five places to make the cut for the quarter finals. On this third day of round robin racing the joint leaders overnight, West Kirby Hawks (GBR1) and Team Extreme (USA1) went head to head in the first race of the day.... [more]
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ISAF Team Racing World Championships - Battle at the top + Video
Vincent Ahern,
ISAF Team Racing World Championships - Competition was intense as teams from Great Britain and USA fought for the top five places to make the cut for the quarter finals. On this third day of round robin racing the joint leaders overnight, West Kirby Hawks (GBR1) and Team Extreme (USA1) went head to head in the first race of the day and, after a titanic struggle, the Hawks took the spoils... [more]
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America's Cup: Top Brit signs on with China Team as Coach
Sail-World,
Top British yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander, writing in The Independent, reports that the British Olympian and yacht designer Derek Clark signed on with China Team as head coach. Clark's first task will be to get the Asian team up to speed for the America's Cup World Series which gets underway next Saturday in Plymouth, England.... [more]
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Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week day 1 - Blue sky and breeze
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week Media,
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week commenced today in perfect conditions under blue sky and with good breeze. The breeze was blowing at 12 knots from 085 as the large fleet headed for the start line eager for the 11.00am starter's gun. The IRC and Performance Racing fleets were away first.... [more]
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Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's 149th season of racing
Peter Campbell,
Tomorrow, Saturday, 3 September 2011 will mark the opening of the 149th season of racing on Sydney Harbour by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. The Squadron will start four divisions of racer/cruiser yachts, ranging from Hood 23s up to former ocean racers such as the 60-footer Sydney, and three one-design classes, for the Etchells, Dragon and Yngling classes.... [more]
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Sail Paradise moves to March
Rob Mundle,
Sail Paradise change of dates from early January to March has already been welcomed in sailing circles. Sail Paradise had to be abandoned this year due to the extreme weather which brought the tragic floods and near cyclonic winds to Southeast Queensland in January and there is the likelihood of there being a much better weather window in March.... [more]
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T-minus 24 days to start of 2011 La Charentime-Martime to Bahia race
Scott Cavanough,
With the clock ticking away we are now down to 24 days till the start of the 2011 La Charentime-Martime to Bahia race more commonly known as the Transat 650.... [more]
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Team Australia headline APC Logistics Lock Crowther Memorial Regatta
Doug Cuming,
Giant 60 foot trimaran Team Australia will set the pace at the 2011 APC Lock Crowther Memorial Regatta starting on September 30th. Over 30 multihulls from Pittwater, Sydney, Lake Macquarie and interstate will contest the RMYC Broken Bay based series starting with the Blue Water Classic ocean race on the Friday.... [more]
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2011 Mobility Cup
John Kernaghan,
Marc Villeneuve jumped ahead of previous leader Pierre Richard on the strength two first-place finishes. Genevieve Wickham of Sailability/Royal Perth Yacht Club of Perth, Australia won two of three races for the second straight day to build a commanding lead in the Access Liberty Fleet.... [more]
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Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week day 1 - Teri Dodds images
Teri Dodds images,
A gorgeous day on the water for the start of the Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week. Here are the first of many images taken by Victorian sailing photographer Teri Dodds, please enjoy.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012: Notice of Race is out, Sydney here they come
Tracey Johnstone,
The world's finest one-design sailors will converge on Sydney in February 2012 for the Etchells World Championship. Conducted by Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in conjunction with the Sydney Etchells Fleet, racing will be held on the open waters of Manly Circle. The publication of the Notice of Race heralds the start of the road to the Sydney Worlds, to be held from 16 to 25 February... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Notice of Race and Application for Entry available
Jennifer Crooks,
Having achieved her dream of being the youngest person to sail solo around the world non-stop and unassisted last year, and turning 18 earlier this year, Jessica Watson is about to embark on another sailing milestone – competing in a Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Leading the battle for line honours will be Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI, the defending champion and race record holder.... [more]
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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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