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 23 May 2012
 

Sanctuary Cove 2012 – the Season begins

JetLev at Sanctuary Cove  MarineBusiness-World.com
Drove up to the Gold Coast from Lake Macquarie yesterday. It was cold in the Watagan Mountain pre-dawn but shorts and T short weather by the time we reached Sanctuary Cove – where Boat Show bump in was in full swing.

The mood amongst the Sailing exhibitors was certainly upbeat today during bump in. We've had glorious blue skies; we shall see what the four day show brings for the 40k+ crowds.


On the 800km trip north, for the passenger, work continued as normal, they could be online either on smart phones or laptop computers with a mobile WIFI connection in the car either by mobile phone or USB broadband.

This is the way it is these days, with internet connectivity hardly stopping, half of our Sail-World audience sessions happen from mobile devices.

Visitors to the Show will find us in the MarineBusiness-World pavilion – booth 192, hard to port from the entrance doors. As I write this our Sail-World video crew is interviewing the SCIBS event organisers. We will be bringing you lots of exclusive content from this important event.

Matt Bugg at the Delta Lloyd Holland Regatta 2012  Richard Scarr


The fifth round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the Delta Lloyd Regatta, is now underway in Medemblik, Holland, with a number of Australian sailors getting off to a great start.

The 2013 America's Cup entry deadline has been extended by two months; there is possibility that beyond the current three challengers there may be a late entry from the French.

Joao Signorini trimming wearing full foul weather gear, onboard Team Telefonica during leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Miami, USA to Lisbon, Portugal.   Diego Fructuoso /Team Telef√≥nica/Volvo Ocean Race
Offshore, the six-strong fleet of Volvo Open 70s have been making fine progress in Leg Seven of the fully-crewed, around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race (VOR).

The leg, which takes the fleet from Miami, Florida to Lisbon, Portugal, started with quick sailing conditions that registered fast speeds as each team negotiated Tropical Storm Alberto before transitioning to lighter airs and an opportunity for the sailors to eat and sleep before the new low comes barrelling through.

At the time of this writing, Telefonica is leading the hunt, followed by Groupama 4 and Puma Ocean Racing's Mar Mostro.


Rob Kothe & the Sail-World.com



You've seen how Moths handle flat water, see how it's done in waves
Leigh Dunstan,
We have the latest video from the 2012 KA Sail Australian Moth National Championships held at Mornington earlier this year. These titles will long be remembered for the waves that Port Philip Bay are renowned for and how they reaked havoc with the top class Moth fleet.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Van Schaardenburg dominates Laser class + Video
Delta Lloyd Regatta,
Dela Lloyd Regatta first day in Medemblik ended with Rutger van Schaardenburg dominating in the Laser class. The Dutch sailor won the first two races and ended tenth in the third. The third and last race of the day was won by Van Schaardenburgs fellow-countryman Roelof Bouwmeester.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Israelis battle for Olympic ticket + Video
Delta Lloyd Regatta,
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Shahar Zubari and Nimrod Mashiah dominated in the RS:X Class on Tuesday in Medemblik; the first day of the regatta. The two Israeli windsurfers shared the win in the first three races under ideal sailing conditions. Zubari won the first two races and is currently at the top of the leader board, Mashiah triumphed in the last race and is in third place.... [more]
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Middle Harbour Yacht Club - Junior sailing mums set sail
Alana Whitting,
The Junior Sailing program at Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) is going through a rapid growth spurt and now the Mum's are getting in on the action too. A local group of Mum's with children who are currently part of the MHYC junior sailing program or racing with Redlands school from Balmoral Sailing have recently completed a week long Dinghy Sailing... [more]
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Tres Hombres sailing cargo ship arrives, no room at the inn
Sail-World Cruising,
An engineless sailing ship with a charismatic cargo load of chocolates, rum, coffee, wine and cocoa beans has arrived in Portsmouth after a Transatlantic voyage seeking to make the point about sustainable transport, (See Sail-World story) but there was 'no room at the inn'.... [more]
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Yacht Feature: Esimit Europa 2 - Europe's symbol of hope
Sail-World Cruising,
At a time when Europe needs symbols of unity-strengthening more than ever before, this week's yacht feature is on Esimit Europa 2, the hi tech yacht which is meant to foster sports, business and diplomatic relations among European nations.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Aussies off to a positive start in Holland
Craig Heydon,
The fifth round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the Delta Lloyd Regatta, is now underway in Medemblik, Holland, with a number of Australian sailors getting off to a great start. The impending London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have reduced numbers at the event for 2012 but seven Australian crews were in action on the first day of racing.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Match Race Germany preview
Leigh Ireland,
The much anticipated 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour will get underway at Match Race Germany where all of the pre-season verbal jousting will give way to the world's greatest match racing action. While it's a chance to assess several of the teams' early season form, a number of new interesting subplots will begin to play out.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet click off miles towards Lisbon
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, it's all gone a little bit quiet out on the Atlantic race track for the fleet after tropical storm Alberto swept across all but leg leader Franck Cammas/FRA and Groupama yesterday. The six-boat fleet has had a more satisfactory day today, clicking off miles downwind towards the Lisbon finish at speeds of around 19 knots.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Winds ease as Groupama's lead narrows + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, a semblance of normality returned to the fleet on Tuesday after 24 hours of chaotic action for the teams as they fought to second guess the volatile tropical storm Alberto. Franck Cammas' crew on Groupama read the weather scenario to perfection at the start of Leg 7 from Miami to Lisbon, gybing away from the storm earliest before setting off on a blistering downwind ride... [more]
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America's Cup: Entry deadline extended by two months
Richard Gladwell,
The entry deadline for the 34th America's Cup has been extended to allow teams further opportunity to get the necessary sponsorship packages signed, and lift the entry level beyond the current three Challengers. News of the move came in a story posted on the America's Cup website, in the course of an interview with Bruno Peyron on the back of their win in the America's Cup World Series in Venice... [more]
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Global Ocean Race fleet fight against unreadable weather
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) Class40s, armed with conflicting weather data and the likelihood of Tropical Storm Alberto sweeping across the fleet, are relying on experience, instinct, skill and an element of luck as they head north-east away from Cape Hatteras and the coast of the USA.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race fleet hampered by inconsistent winds
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet are on the eighth day of race eleven from Panama to New York. It has been an eventful 24 hours for the ten international teams as tactical manoeuvres and inconsistent winds continue to hamper the fleet's progress and shake up the leader board.... [more]
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MHYC Winter Series - Win for Juniors in Race 3
Alana Whitting,
Middle Harbour Yacht Club's (MHYC) Junior Sailing Team, aboard J24 Whisper, have won on PHS in Division 3, in race three of the Sydney City Marine Winter Series. The race on Saturday 19 May saw the Junior Team comprising Mara Mohan, Conor Campbell and Jayden Rouse enjoy idyllic Winter Series sailing.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race; Two days into Leg 7 and race fleet cop a pasting
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet found themselves in survival mode battling their way out of the eye of a violent tropical storm overnight, suddenly caught in lightning and gale force headwinds. They thought they were lining up for a quick, relatively easy first stage of Leg 7 – but Tropical Storm Alberto had other ideas, quickly changing direction and turning the downwind sailing of Day 1 into a sur... [more]
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The Blurr wins 2012 Elliott 5.9 Traveller Series opener at Opua
NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Assn Media,
Following on from their class success in the Champion of Champions regatta sailed last week at RAYC, NZ's top Elliott 5.9 sailors got back to business for the first regatta in the 2012 Traveller Series. Sailed over the weekend of May 19-20 2012, the host club was Opua Cruising Club which has several E5.9's racing regularly. 10 races were sailed in moderate to strong breeze with shifty and gust... [more]
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Sun is out, Boat Show is on and PRICES ARE DOWN!
Florian Coroller,
EnsignYachts, your exclusive QLD Beneteau dealer welcomes you to E Arm during the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show from the 24th to the 27th of May. On display is the boat everybody has been waiting for, the Sense 43.... [more]
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Sailing School finds success by embracing Social Media
Buffalo News/Lee Mylchreest,
It's a story from which many a struggling sailing school could take a lead. The Seven Seas Sailing School, located in Buffalo, New York State, USA, was a challenging seasonal business, kept going by a lot of passion and determination, but the company was merely gliding, not flourishing. It all changed when they embraced social media on the Internet.... [more]
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Lake Eyre native title decision - but will sailing again be allowed?
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
This week, at the remote Finniss Springs Station south of the Oodnadatta Track, the Federal Court is expected to recognise native title over Lake Eyre. The question is - once granted, will sailors again be able to sail on the lake?... [more]
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Three World Championships in a row for Belcher and Page
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page,
Australian sailors Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page on their 2012 470 World Championship victory – their third world title in a row: Mathew and I have huge smiles on our faces at the moment! We have just won the 2012 World Championship in Barcelona. This made it three World Championships in a row. This is the first time it has happened in Olympic 470 Men's Class (a 470 Women team have gone four... [more]
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How the Internet can do what other media cannot - a must read!!
Brendan Maxwell Marine Business-World.com,
Different people like to absorb information different ways, the printed word, still images, audio and video. Newspapers and magazines are suffering every day because the Internet can deliver greater diversity with greater speed, but this world of hurt has only just begun.... [more]
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Women take the trophies at McCrae Yacht Club
Jane Moffat,
McCrae Yacht Club's 50th anniversary season came to an end on Saturday with a 60's themed presentation night held at Rye Civic Hall where similar nights were held in the past. The winners of a number of the high profile trophies this year and in some cases for the first time where the young women of McCrae.... [more]
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London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Final spots taken
ISAF,
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Netherlands Antilles, Peru and South Africa take the number of nations qualified up to 57 after the 470, Finn and Laser Radial Worlds. The Laser Radial fleet at London 2012 is the second biggest with 39 spots available.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race fleet fight against light conditions
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race - It has been another frustrating 24 hours for the ten international teams as light airs and glassy seas continue to disturb the fleet's progress. Visit Finland's tactical gamble to head on a westerly course has seen the team maintain its lead, whilst Gold Coast Australia, De Lage Landen and Geraldton Western Australia strive to outdo one another... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 restart images by Leighton O'Conner
Leighton O'Connor images,
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 restart images from photographer Leighton O'Conner... [more]
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