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 04 May 2012

Of dismastings, Syd, OUR pavilion at Sanctuary Cove and more

Gamesa  Gamesa Sailing Team
Vendee Globe entrant Mike Golding's boat Gamesa has dismasted. No one was injured in the incident but Golding and his Gamesa sailing team will now have to engage in a difficult race against time in order to limit serious delays in their 2012-2013 Vendée Globe preparation.

Sailors racing in the fully crewed, around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) have been enjoying glorious sailing for the past few days as the fleet painlessly crossed the doldrums and has long-since patched into the Caribbean trade winds. Teams have been reeling off 500-mile days, and the pressure at the top of the fleet remains painfully acute as Puma Ocean Racing's Mar Mostro leads the Leg Six charge from Itajai, Brazil into Miami, followed by Emirates Team New Zealand's (ENTZ) Camper and Telefonica just a mile or two astern of their Kiwi-flagged rival.
Adam Minoprio and Mike Pammenter grinding a reef into the mainsail onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA. (Credit: Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race)  Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race©

Antigua Sailing Week is wrapping after a fairly windy contest that tested each team's ability to handle their steeds in a blow. And there is a certain old Aussie sailor grabbing some headlines.

'It's a long flight to get here from Australia but I have to say it has been worth it, great conditions similar to Hawaii when I used to compete there in the Kenwood Cup,' said sailing great Syd Fischer (85), a 40-time participant in the fabled Sydney-Hobart Race and a five-time America's Cup veteran. 'This is my first visit to Antigua but I have enjoyed the sailing so far and it was great to get a win today.'

Construction of the main pavilion at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, one of the most important boat shows in the Asia-Pacific is now well underway, just 19 days out from the start of the show, 24-27 May. Branded MarineBusiness-World.com for the second year running, this landmark will house 130 exhibitors and is already booked out.

Marinebusiness-World.com Pavilion  MarineBusiness-World.com .

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show General Manager Sue Thomson said the MarineBusiness-World.com pavilion will be once again one of the largest temporary structures at an event in Australia,

'Visitors to the 2012 Show can expect to see a wide range of exhibitors. The MarineBusiness-World.com pavilion already has a range of companies showcasing marine clothing, navigational gear, electronics, recreational craft and marine business services.'

Naturally you will find the Sail-World Team within the MarineBusiness-World.com pavilion. Please stop and say hello.

And yes we are proud.

A major announcement expected from one of the most prominent Asia Pacific boat manufacturers overnight. Check back with us tomorrow.

The Sail-World Team

Volvo Ocean Race - High speeds to be replaced by slow conditions
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, as the fleet racing in Leg 6 enter the final 1,300 nautical miles to the finish in Miami, the breeze is softening. The high boat speeds, which allowed Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg (Ken Read/USA), Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS) and Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) to achieve in excess of 500-mile days, will evaporate and be replaced... [more]
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MarineBusiness-World.com Pavilion underway at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Construction of the main pavilion at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is now well underway, just 19 days out from the start of the show, 24-27 May.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 - Accommodation options
Kristie Kaighin,
Book your accommodation for Hamilton island Race Week now. All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.... [more]
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Alert - Dangerous Surf Conditions along NSW coastline
NSW Roads and Maritime Services,
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert following a Bureau of Meteorology warning about dangerous surf conditions for the entire NSW coast on Sunday and Monday.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week day 4 - Spirit of Isis and Starry Night collide
Trish Jenkins,
On day four of the 2012 Antigua Sailing Week, a collision occurred during the morning between Ondeck's Farr 65, Spirit of Isis and the Oyster 82, Starry Night of the Caribbean. Peter Anthony, Chairman of Ondeck commented: 'During the first race today one of our yachts, Spirit of Isis, was involved in a port and starboard incident with Oyster 82, Starry Night that caused serious damage...... [more]
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Sailors are online – is your marine business advertising?
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World.com Team,
We live in a ‘now' world, sailors want NOW news! Forget about an audience waiting two months for print news, many of them can't wait two hours!!... [more]
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PWA Ulsan Korea World Cup preview
The 2012 PWA Ulsan Korea World Cup is set to take place from 5-11 May with everyone preparing for more high-octane racing as the slalom fleet head to Asia, South Korea. The second leg of the tour is guaranteed to be an exciting event, as competitors go head-to-head at one of the most challenging spots of the year. The beautiful Jinha beach will once again be thrust into the limelight... [more]
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Foiling multihull has successful shakedown sail with new wing mast
Bernard Schopfer,
Thomas Jundt's Mirabaud LX, a 2008 Swiss experimental foiler, now has a new and improved 24m2 wing mast for the 2012 Lake Geneva season. The crew took the foiler for a successful shakedown sail last night and has its eye on the Lake Geneva records this summer.... [more]
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Falmouth Finn Festival begins with UK National Championship
Robert Deaves,
JP Morgan Asset Management Falmouth Finn Festival - The long wait is almost over. Three years of planning for one of the most important Finn sailing events ever held in the UK is about to become reality in Falmouth, UK. The JP Morgan Asset Management Finn Festival combines the Open UK National Championships from 5-7 May and the Finn Gold Cup, the class world championship, from 13-18 May.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Predicting Mar Mostro's ETA
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 11 of Leg 6. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: Our daily routines are predictable enough. Each day is more or less the same and at some point day 17 begins to feel like day 12, which very much felt like day six. One variable of inconsistent kind though, and one of great interest to everyone onboard, is Tom's ETA... [more]
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ISAF Mid-Year Meetings: Decisions made in Events Committee
Sail-World's sources report that a couple of key decision have been made at the ISAF Events Committee Meeting in Stresa, Italy. The Events Committee met to consider, amongst other business, which of the classes should go forward as a recommendation to the ISAF Council for the two new Olympic Events, the Mixed Multihull and the Womens Skiff. Both would come into the 2016 Olympics... [more]
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O'pen Bic have-a-go Day in Melbourne
Bevan McKavanagh,
If you're in Melbourne this coming weekend, or the weekend of May 20th and you want a chance to check out the world's fasting growing junior sailing class then come along to an O'pen Bic have-a-go Day, hosted by Safety Beach Sailing Club and Sandringham Yacht Club.... [more]
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Middle Harbour Yacht Club Juniors are joining the Winter Series
Alana Whitting,
Look out mums and dads – Middle Harbour Yacht Club Juniors are joining the Sydney City Marine Winter Series. Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) Junior Sailing is pleased to announce the entry of J24 ‘Whisper' in the MHYC Sydney City Marine Winter Series which commences this Saturday 5 May.... [more]
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Laser World Championships - Australia's Tom Slingsby to defend title
Craig Heydon,
Laser World Championships 2012 - Australian sailor Tom Slingsby will be out to defend his World Championship title on Friday. Slingsby won the Laser title at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships last December and will be keen to make it five World Championships in six years as he continues his preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games.... [more]
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Airlie Beach Race Week organisers look for local support
Corrie Gardner,
The Whitsunday Sailing Club is calling for the local community to get behind Airlie Beach Race Week to ensure its survival. The event is going ahead this year without a major sponsor after the demise of Meridien Marinas. The Whitsunday Sailing Club is now looking for additional smaller sponsors to support the event.... [more]
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J24 Victorian State Championship images by Chris Furey
Chris Furey,
J24 Victorian State Championship images from photographer Chris Furey.... [more]
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Australia's Tom Slingsby aims for fifth Laser World Championship title
Craig Heydon,
Australian sailor Tom Slingsby will be out to defend his World Championship title when racing gets underway at the 2012 Laser World Championships in Boltenhagen, Germany, on Friday. Slingsby won the Laser title at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships and will be keen to make it five World Championships in six years as he continues his preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games.... [more]
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