A tough job, we wish YOU were doing it
Sail Port Stephens 2012 starts today. We could report its going to be a postcard day for the 45 boat Commodores Cup cruising fleet, but overlooking the d'Albora marina in Nelson Bay, it is not, its pouring rain, with about two knots of breeze. Glad it Denis Thompson who will be making the course calls today. Full wet weather gear day.
|Sail Port Stephens Day One morning Sail Port Stephens Event Media|
Now pay attention, sit up straight, SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2012 runs from August 30th to September 4th.
Its a MUST DO regatta, there will be around 100 boats its is expected this year, with a food, wine and music festival element built into the event. You can enter on line NOW!!!
Best news we have this week is that Tess Lloyd is back on the water at the OAMPS Victorian Youth Championship 2012, with her crew Lewis Duncan coming third overall ... great news after Tess' serious injury at the Australian Youth titles in January.
|Victorian Sailor Tess Lloyd and Lewis Duncan - OAMPS Victorian Youth Championship 2012 David Price|
After the America's Cup series event in Naples – Oracle Racing Team USA James Spithill leads the pack overall, just ahead of Emirates Team NZ.
Clipper fleet have left San Francisco heading for Panama Gold Coast Australia is leading the overall around the world event easily though mid pack in this leg, Geradlton WA back after her rogue wave encounter on the leg from China
Rusted on multihull champion Glenn Ashby takes on Moths, we have the full story from Glenn himself.
Some interesting images of the new Australian designed Burmese built Ringle 39
|Luna Rossa and Oracle Racing - America's Cup World Series Naples 2012 - Race day 3 Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com© |
Australian Dave Kellett is the only ISAF Presidential candidate to throw his skippers into the ring. Today we publish his plans for 2012-2016
Southern most sailing voyages – Nancy Knudsen has been on a quest to find the most southerly sailed boat, been plenty of contributions .... Have a look now.
The Kiwi Campers are approaching the Brazilian finish in the Volvo Ocean Race; the next leg to Miami is going to be most interesting.
Now, heading down to the Marina, its a tough job, some-one has to do it, today I think we will wish it was YOU.
Just kidding, a hard day on the water is still better than a good day doing lots of other stuff...
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team
|Australian University Fleet Racing Championships preview |
The Australian University Fleet Racing Championships 2012, taking place off the waters of Pittwater from 13th to 15th April, have attracted 36 entries from various parts of the country (New South Wales , Canberra , Newcastle, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania). UTS, Sydney Uni, UNSW, Macquarie, UOW, ANU, QUT, Monash and UWA will be fighting to be crowned the 2012 Champion.... [more]
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