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 16 Mar 2012
 

Just off the water

Telefonica has the narrowest of leads as the fleet launch off the startline in today's Pro-Am race in Auckland  Richard Gladwell
Just off the water ar RQYS, another magic day at the 2012 Laser World Masters. Will have full details in the next few hours.

Laser Great Grand Masters Worrlds 2012 Race 7  Laser Masters Worlds Media 2012


Over in Auckland, the Volvo Ocean Race Road Show has been in full swing today and we have words and pix from our team.

Puma Ocean Racing Pro-Am Race - Auckland - Volvo Ocean Race 2012  Howard Wright /IMAGE Professional Photography - Copyright


Jeni Bone, our MarineBusiness-World Editor a Happy Camper  Jeni Bone

Lots of other news..

Have a great weekend


The Sail-World Team



Volvo Ocean Race: Small differences and luck make Telefonica's lead
Richard Gladwell,
Icker Martinez, skipper of the current Volvo Ocean Race leader, Telefonica believes their commanding lead in the 39000nm Round the World race is due to a combination of small things rather than a major point of dominance. 'We are where we are because we were lucky,' he told the skippers media conference today. 'Or maybe we are lucky where some others are unlucky.'... [more]
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Entrants rolling in for the NCYC Newcastle to Port Stephens Race
Richard Howard,
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club's Newcastle to Port Stephens Race numbers are looking strong. As a feeder race to the well-established Sail Port Stephens Regatta, the 29nm NCYC Newcastle to Port Stephens race is a great way of hopping up the coast on the weekend prior to events kicking off at Sail Port Stephens.... [more]
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Marine Auctions try Sunday for crowds on the Gold Coast
Jeni Bone,
Marine Auctions will be trialling Sundays at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast for the next few months, hoping to attract those with sport, family and other commitments.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race fleet Pro Am wows Auckland
Jeni Bone,
A brilliant, sultry day in the City of Sails saw thousands of tourists and locals head to the Viaduct marina for the Pro Am race day for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet. Jeni Bone marvels at her luck to be on board Camper Emirates Team NZ.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi misses Pro-Am after rig check
Richard Gladwell,
Abu Dhabi, missed the Pro-Am racing today, in Auckland, after her mast was removed from the boat for further work on her rig. In the end, she didn't miss much, with one race abandoned, and the other sailed in a new sea breeze, after official waited for two hours for a wind in which to race.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 Accommodation options
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2012?... [more]
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Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta images from Studio Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi shares with us images from day one of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta. Enjoy!... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Onboard with Iker Martinez and Telefonica + Video
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World was offered the very privileged position of racing with double Olympic medalist Iker Martinez, and the crew Telefonica, overall race leaders in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. Here's a gallery of images from the day, together with an on-board video - so you can feel and hear what it is like to sail with a double Olympic medalist and double world champion.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover News 21 - The next generation?
VOR Auckland Stopover,
Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, and the Race Village is open in the Viaduct. The Global Party is underway with twelve hours of entertainment every day from 9am to 9pm. Today's line up includes five live bands as well as race highlights and action on the big screens. Then there's the Volvo Experience with the Grinding Challenge, the Race simulator and Air Balls on wate... [more]
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America's Cup - Artemis Racing take to the water with new AC72 wing
Jennifer Hall,
The culmination of more than 35,000 man hours and a tremendous amount of hard work on the part of the entire team came to fruition today when Artemis Racing sailed with the team's first AC72 wing. While the Defender and other Challengers for the 34th America's Cup have chosen to train and test elements for the AC72 catamarans using smaller boats, specifically AC45 and SL33 catamarans... [more]
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International Rolex Regatta - 2012 edition the most diverse yet?
Barby MacGowan,
The International Rolex Regatta reflects in its name a tradition of attracting sailing teams from around the world. From this perspective, its 2012 edition will prove to be the most diverse ever, with entries from the USA, Russia, Sweden, The Netherlands, Monaco and beyond. The 2012 edition is set to get underway on 23 March and will be hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Prizegivings a Groupama benefit
Sail-World and Volvo Ocean Race,
Two prizegivings were staged for Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, yesterday. The first was the public prizegiving at the Volvo Ocean Race Village, where the three podium place winners were welcomed on stage and presented with their trophies. Plus the winning crew from Groupama had the honour of being able to spray the audience, and themselves with champagne in the traditional manner.... [more]
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Dean Barker talks Nexus on board Karma Police - Video
Tristan Campbell,
Emirates Team New Zealand America's Cup skipper Dean Barker had some down time out of his busy racing schedule in the AC45 World Series recently. As a Director of Nexus Marine he took the chance to get out on his local Auckland Harbour and have a blat on some Nexus equipped boats. The 15-20 knot Sou-Westerlies in the late afternoon summer light made for some great footage.... [more]
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Women's Skiff and Mixed Multihull evaluation trials for 2016 Olympics
ISAF,
Women's Skiff and Mixed Multihull evaluations for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition will take place at the Prince Felipe High Performance Sailing Centre, Santander, Spain from 17 to 25 March 2012. Around 44 sailors from 23 countries are expected to make the journey to Santander.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race fleet prepare for Pacific Ocean onslaught
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race offers everyday people the chance to take on some of the planet's most extreme sailing conditions and today is no different with the crew of the eighth edition of the race preparing for another Pacific Ocean onslaught.... [more]
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2012 Sydney Harbour Regatta images by Craig Greenhill
Craig Greenhill - Saltwater Images,
Craig Greenhill of Saltwater Images presents the highlights of the 2012 Sydney Harbour Regatta.... [more]
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Jim Colley completes his Challenge + video
Dave O'Connor,
Yesterday, Wednesday 14th March, Jim Colley set off in his Optimist on his mission to sail from RPAYC Pittwater to WSC Rose Bay Sydney Harbour in an effort to raise money for his World Championship campaign this year.... [more]
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Climate Change misconceptions and realities - an Ocean Watch Essay
Ocean Watch/Sail-World Cruising,
The issue of climate change has received so much attention in recent years that it has become difficult for interested policymakers to separate facts from fiction, let alone the cruising sailor. But the natural world and its health is vital to the world of the cruising sailor, so we reprint this Ocean Watch Essay... [more]
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Last days to see the historic replica ship, the Duyfken
Jude Timms/Sail-World,
If you had an Australian school life you no doubt will have learned of Dutch sailor and explorer Captain Willem Janszoon who, long before Captain Cook's arrival - in 1606 - charted the western coastline of Cape York Peninsula. If you're anywhere within reach of Sydney your time is running out to walk on board the beautiful replica of his ship, the Duyfken (Little Dove).... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta - New divison winner after protest upheld
Di Pearson,
The Sydney Harbour Regatta now has a new Division B winner. Following a protracted protest late in the event, local entry, Exile, Rob Reynold's DK 46, has displaced the Queensland entry, Lambourdini/Envy Scooters of David Lambourne and Barry Cuneo as the Division B winner.... [more]
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Second annual Wangi Sabot Development Camp a huge success
Paul Summerell,
Sixty junior sailors of all abilities arrived for the Second Annual Wang Sabot Camp, held on the waters of West Lake Macquarie (NSW).... [more]
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