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 12 Sep 2011
 


Wild and wet on the AC circuit.
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Heaven Can Wait -October 1st-2nd One Lap Dash & 24hour race ENTER NOW!
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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Fisher's View: America's Cup World Series Day 2 – Screamin' Sunday
Bob Fisher,
The Race Committee found that with the wind from the south-west – the prevailing direction – it needed to shorten the length of the legs from the already diminutive 0.8 nautical miles to 0.6 nautical miles. 'We are having to make a compromise between top-class yacht racing and a Dog & Pony Show,' laughed one of the race committee.... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series Finale - A piece of cake
Barby MacGowan,
A single 'Bay Tour' distance race showed seven classes (IRC A, B, C, D J/105, J/120, Express 37) the four corners of San Francisco Bay. Spectators, too, were treated to the true beauty, emotion and power of sail when, before racing, all boats paraded in honor of 9/11 victims.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series : Full replays from Day 2 at Plymouth
ACM,
Full replays of the second day's racing at the America's Cup World series in Plymouth, England - covering the the only fleet race and a speed trial. Today we have the full replay of the fleet race and speed trial, and two on-board commentated video and audio. Welcome aboard!... [more]
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Klaus Lorenz to coach Airlie Beach based Optimist dinghy fleet
Ian Grant,
Teenage Whitsunday Sailing Club skipper Klaus Lorenz has filled an important role as the qualified coach for the young Airlie Beach based Optimist dinghy fleet. The 2011 Optimist Australian championship Bronze Medallist who personally built his own career from an intense program of training and racing on Pioneer Bay to become one of the best in the Nation... [more]
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Long road to WSSRC World Record + Video
Terry Travers,
On September 11th the World Sailing Speed Record Council announced the ratification of a new World Record for Mooloolaba sailor Bruce Arms sailing his self-built 46' catamaran. Aboard the aptly named ‘Big Wave Rider' Arms battled 60 knot winds rounding Western Australia's Cape Leeuwin, strong headwinds in the Southern Ocean, and frustrating calms as he passed the bottom of Tasmania.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series Plymouth - Tough luck for Green Comm Racing
America's Cup media,
Green Comm Racing had a spectacular start and rounded the first mark in fourth place. As the breeze picked up, the nine AC45 yachts on the Plymouth Sound were on the edge and the first incidents started on the race course. The team will now use the two off days to repair the damage and get ready for Wednesday's races.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Carnage in Plymouth + Videos
Sail-World,
Three capsizes tell the story of an epic final race in the Plymouth AC Preliminaries with winds gusting close to 30 knots (35 mph; 55 kph) across Plymouth Sound. The race course was pushed up close to The Hoe, and once again, the crowds on the hill were rewarded with thrilling racing just meters from shore.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Race 2, a crew member's perspective
Lisa Blair,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race update from crew member Lisa Blair representing Queensland on Gold Coast Australia. 'Gold Coast Australia has now been racing for five weeks. The anticipation is building as we near the end of the second race from Madeira to Rio de Janerio after being at sea for 17 days.'... [more]
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America's Cup World Series Plymouth - Day 2 damage for Artemis
Artemis Racing,
Artemis Racing was straight out of the starting blocks, sailing consistently from that point on enabled the team to round the headland and build a confident lead over the rest of the fleet which they maintained until leg 5. Upon completing the second tack, Artemis Racing made contact with Emirates Team New Zealand as the bowsprit touched the transom of the Kiwi boat.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Close racing for top three boats
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - After a first night of close racing in fluky winds in the 3,300-mile race from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town, the ten internationally-backed teams are getting back into the routine of life at sea after a memorable stopover in Brazil. In the group at the front of the fleet Qingdao, Welcome to Yorkshire and De Lage Landen are racing in close quarters... [more]
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America┬┤s Cup World Series Plymouth images - Team Korea capsize
Sander van der Borch,
America┬┤s Cup World Series Plymouth 2011 images from photographer Sander van der Borch.... [more]
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The Showdown at Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania preview
Peter Campbell on behalf of RYCT,
The Showdown - The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania is extending an invitation to mainland and northern Tasmanian yacht owners and their crews to enjoy a weekend of regatta racing on Hobart's broad River Derwent, a waterway virtually clear of commercial traffic. The regatta comprises fleet racing for keelboats, sportsboats, trailables and multihulls, and class or yardstick racing... [more]
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Humpybash – A great weekend of racing
Mark Dawson,
Humpybash – Top sailors from the Wide Bay to northern New South Wales will take part in the fun, excitement and keen racing. Sailors from veterans to junior level are being invited to take part in Humpybash on the waters of Bramble Bay in a regatta program designed to keep competitors on their toes and provide keen racing for competitors and a colourful spectacle for the public.... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series images day 3 by Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson,
Just when you thought you had seen all mean nastiness the Bay could dish out, along came Day 3 of the Rolex Big Boat Series... [more]
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Farr 30 World Championship day 3 survival conditions
Farr 30 Class Association,
The teams started Race 1 of the day – the seventh race of the Worlds series – in conditions that one sailor described as ‘armageddon'. While much of the Farr 30 fleet needed the early finish to recuperate, damage in the fleet was relatively light compared to tens of thousands of dollars worth of sail and rig damage suffered by numerous other Big Boat Series Class competitors.... [more]
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Clipper 11-12 Round the World fleet bound for Cape Town
Heather Ewing,
The ten-strong Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet has left one mountain-dominated skyline for another. In a lively south easterly breeze, the race started in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, at 1400 local time. Welcome to Yorkshire was slightly delayed as they returned to the marina to drop off one of their crew members who had fallen ill and needed medical treatment ashore.... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series - A Big day on the Bay
Barby MacGowan,
Sailors at the Rolex Big Boat Series sensed it was going to be a difficult day. For the last two days it had taken at least until an early fog lifted for the wind to reach its peaks in the 20s, but this morning it blew 20-25 right out of the box, with gusts nearing 28.... [more]
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Fisher's View: The Plymouth Cat and Pony Show pulls local fans
Bob Fisher,
The Race Committee found that with the wind from the south-west – the prevailing direction – it needed to shorten the length of the legs from the already diminutive 0.8 nautical miles to 0.6 nautical miles. 'We are having to make a compromise between top-class yacht racing and a Dog & Pony Show,' laughed one of the race committee.... [more]
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Images from Plymouth: America's Cup World Series Day 1
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget presents this gallery of images from the opening day of the America's Cup World series in Plymouth, England... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concludes in dramatic style
KPMS,
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup has now come to an end in dramatic style with the completion of the scheduled programme for all classes. The verdicts are now in and this year's class victors have been declared.... [more]
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Crowds come to watch America's Cup World Series in the big breeze
Sail-World,
Big crowds in excess of 10,000 turned out to watch the first day of racing at the AC World Series - Plymouth, and they were treated to a display of excellent racing in challenging conditions. Emirates Team New Zealand won two of three fleet races to open the event. Not to be outdone, Russell Coutts and his ORACLE Racing crew set the pace in the AC500 Speed Trials, posting the fastest time over... [more]
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America's Cup World Series : Full replays from Day 1 at Plymouth
ACM,
Full replays of the first day's racing at the America's Cup World series in Plymouth, England - covering the three Fleet Races and Speed Trial... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup's decisive final day
Jill Campbell,
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2011 concluded today with the victory of Claus Peter Offen's Y3K (GER) in the Wally division, Danilo Salsi's DSK Pioneer Investments (ITA) in the Racing/Cruising division, Nilaya (GBR) in the Supermaxi division and Sir Irvine Laidlaw's Highland Fling (GBR) in the Maxi Racing fleet.... [more]
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ORCV Winter Series race 7 - Wet, wet, wet
John Curnow,
Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's 2011 Winter Series - Large, powerful, high and low pressure systems have dominated the barometric picture over Melbourne for days. So it was really no surprise when Winter finally arrived for the last race on Port Phillip.... [more]
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