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 28 May 2012
 

Sensationally Cool

Isotak in action - The Brand is Zhik!  Zhik
In today's newsletter John Curnow has the very interesting two part story behind Australia's Zhik, the sensationally cool sailing gear that is making waves around the world.

The best of the MarineBusiness-World Team at Sanctuary Covve Boat Show Rosalie Taylor, Jeni Bone and Sarah Ruggiero  MarineBusiness-World.com .
Just arrived back in the Watagan Mountains after a great great Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. You will see all the detail across the week. It was a huge show for Sail-World.


CYCA Commodore and SOLAS Chairman Matt Allen handing over 1 of 3 Night Vision Goggles donated by SOLAS to NRMA Care Flight in 2008 - CYCA SOLAS Trusts   CYCA .

Matt Allen past CYCA Commodore and SOLAS Trusts Chairman is looking for help from the boating community in both spending and rasing money.

Krystal Weir after winning in Holland - Delta Lloyd Regatta 2012  Sander van der Borch ©


At the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2012 in Medemblik, the fifth round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Australian sailors have won three medals on the final day of racing. Krystal Weir won gold in the Laser Radial class, with Jessica Crisp claiming the RS:X women's silver and bronze in the Sonar class going to Colin Harrison, Stephen Churm and Jonathan Harris.

Clipper Round the World Race - Ninth victory for Gold Coast Australia out of eleven legs.

Last night Australia's Peter Gilmour crashed out of Match Race Germany, two young Kiwi skippers Phil Robertson and Laurie Jury will contest the final.

AND All you need to know about QR codes. A must read if you have a smart phone.

QR scanner Iphone app in action  Rosalie Taylor


Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team



The Brand is Zhik!
John Curnow,
A little under 10 years ago, I first started seeing some sensationally cool sailing gear that was adorned with this fantastic Z. It certainly reminded me of Zorro slashing his moniker into all and sundry and apart from looking cool, the gear seemed to be very much fit for purpose.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Aussie Krystal Weir victorious
Craig Heydon,
At the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2012 in Medemblik, the fifth round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Australian sailors have won three medals on the final day of racing. Krystal Weir won gold in the Laser Radial class, with Jessica Crisp claiming the RS:X women's silver and bronze in the Sonar class going to Colin Harrison, Stephen Churm and Jonathan Harris.... [more]
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They come in threes – SOLAS Trusts
John Curnow,
Like a lot of things, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) trusts come in threes. However, unlike the saying, none of these are bad. Indeed, all three are fantastically tremendous, as it turns out and their creation was part of the way to progress from the tragic loss of six lives during the 1998 Sydney Hobart Race.... [more]
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PSA Factory Clearance Sale – 2 days only - June 15-16
Jason Goulding,
Performance Sailcraft Australia are having their first ever Factory Clearance Sale. We are throwing open the doors to our factory showroom and letting you in for some great never to be repeated bargains. Huge savings on........ [more]
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From tears to joy - Sydney GTS43 Walawala2 shines in Asian debut
Sail-World.com,
After a sad end to the 2010 Kings Cup where Singapore based yachtsman Steve Manning lost his Beneteau 44.7 Walawala to the nature of a storm, which ended with his pride and joy being washed up on the beach and destroyed in Phuket Thailand.... [more]
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Finn World Masters - Opening day in tropical Pwllheli
Robert Deaves,
The 2012 Finn World Masters is now under way amid soaring temperatures and brilliant blue skies in Pwllheli North Wales following a month of terrible weather across the UK. The 131 Masters from 23 countries who are gathered in Pwllheli just cannot believe their good fortune.... [more]
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WMRT Match Race Germany - Yanmar Racing falls short of final
Mark Chisnell,
In another extraordinary day of action at Match Race Germany, Yanmar Racing continued their comeback-from-the-dead story nearly all the way into the finals of the first event on the 2012 Alpari World Match Race Tour. After narrowly avoiding elimination from the qualifying round, the 4-time Tour title holder, Peter Gilmour (AUS, Skipper) drew on all of his experience and guile in an exceptional... [more]
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Flying Fifteens at Latrobe City Sauna Sail
Adam Hawkins,
Latrobe City Sauna Sail 2012 will be the final round in Flying Fifteen Victoria's year-long traveller series to be held over the Queen's Birthday long weekend 9-11 June. The previous regatta for the traveller's series held at Mordialloc Sailing Club also happened to be the Victorian State Championships, running seven races in varied wind conditions.... [more]
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Derwent Sailing Squadron's Opening Winter Series Day 1
Peter Campbell,
Derwent Sailing Squadron Winter Series got underway today, 27th May 2012, with the first day of racing on Hobart's River Derwent. Hobart yachtsman Paul Burnell, a two-times International Cadet dinghy world champion as a teenager, took up a new sailing challenge and came out a winner.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Anything's possible onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 7 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: Getting a sunburn where we are now is probably a lot harder than yesterday made it seem, but when you spend the majority of the day laying on the bow – as we did – just about anything's possible.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series - Perfect conditions for Race 5
Di Pearson,
Audi Winter Series 2012 - The 124 yacht owners and their crews coming into today's race could not have purchased a more perfect day for sailing than what was delivered to them today. As Principal Race Officer, Denis Thompson said, 'It was a perfect day's sailing – not too much wind – not too little. It was magic to watch and I'm sure it was magic racing.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Thrilling victories on final day + Video
Delta Lloyd Regatta,
The 28th edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta has given Australian Krystal Weir hope that she might be able to take part in the London Olympics this summer. In Medemblik, where some of the top competitors did not attend, Weir emerged victorious in the Laser Radial Class during the fifth World Cup race of the season.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boatshow crowds flock to witness Jetpack flight + video
Rosalie Taylor,
The sci-fi inspired Jetlev R200 jetpack is one of the most talked about exhibits at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.... [more]
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Australia's big boat shows share formula for success + video
Sarah Ruggiero,
Boating enthusiasts from all over Australia flock to Queensland for the annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and will many will head south in August for the Sydney International Boat Show event.... [more]
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Day 2 SCIBS: Good sales, good turnout, despite the rain
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
Friday continued the trend in sales, strong leads and a distinct buzz around the marina, pavilions and throughout the Village. Despite the showers, the day kicked off with Seven's ‘Sunrise' program broadcasting the 3-hour show live with a superlative background of boats and crowds awaiting opening time.... [more]
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The challenge is on: Past-winners defend crowns at 2012 Samui Regatta
Samui Regatta Media,
Boats and crews from around Asia are arriving on Samui Island to take part in the 11th Samui Regatta, held 26th May to 2nd June, headquartered at Centara Grand Samui Beach Resort, Chaweng Beach. Forecast for the week ahead is winds gusting to 24 knots on the first day of racing and then averaging 8 to 12 knots for the rest of the week with prevailing South-West/ West-South-West and relatively flat... [more]
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WMRT Korea Match Cup - Britain's Ian Williams prepares for battle
Jo Gregory,
WMRT Korea Match Cup - GAC Pindar skipper and reigning ISAF World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams has set his sights once again on another Match Racing win next week. Williams will lead the GAC Pindar crew consisting of Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Bill Hardesty, experienced Farr 40 sailor Matt Cassidy, America's Cup sailor Mal Parker and professional sailor Gerard Mitchell... [more]
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Sail Noumea 2012: The Countdown is on for TeamVodafone
Zoe Hawkins,
Eight days out from the Sail Noumea race, if the nine crew of TeamVodafoneSailing could have anything they wanted, it would probably be to set a sub two day race record. But they are coy about their chances. 'The boat is capable of doing 500 nautical miles a day in ideal conditions, and the race is 975nm long,' says Skipper Simon Hull.... [more]
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QR technology scanning the future
Rosalie Taylor,
If you don't have a QR scanner on your smartphone, it's probably about time you did.... [more]
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International Laser Class Association elects new president
ICLA,
The International Laser Class Association is pleased to announce that Tracy Usher has been elected as the new ILCA President. Tracy brings a wealth of knowledge to the position, having served as a member of the ILCA World Council since 2002, a member of the ILCA Technical Committee since 2006, and has served as the Chairman of the ILCA North American Region since 2004.... [more]
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Prestigious Seahorse Sailor of the Month goes to Darren Jones
Di Pearson,
The prestigious Seahorse ‘Sailor of the Month' for June has been won by Australian yachtsman, Darren ‘Twirler' Jones, coming off the back of victories at the Farr 30 North American Championship and the Farr 30 Magic Cup. Jones beat renowned American America's Cup sailor and three-time Olympic campaigner, Morgan Larson, for the June title, voted on by sailors and sailing supporters around the world... [more]
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ISAF Kiteboarding Format Trials - US Sailing Statement
Jake Fish,
ISAF Kiteboarding Format Trials – US Sailing has provided the following Statement on Kiteboarding vs. Windsurfing in the 2016 Olympic Games; as prepared by Dean Brenner, US Sailing Board Member and Chairman, Olympic Sailing Committee: Every four years, sifficult decisions are made about Olympic sailing events. The choices made always leave some part of the sailing community frustrated... [more]
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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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Tasman Light - My lovely lighthouse (Part 2)
Carl Hyland,
Such was the positive response to the story by Paul Abbott last week, I have decided to do a follow-up with Paul and publish the remaining part of his story as a Lighthouse Keeper in Tasmania. It was hardly surprising that weather forecasting was inexact, in those times, given the inexactitude of the recording. We did the best we could, conscientiously, with the tools we had, but sometimes we got... [more]
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Online advertising packages you need to consider now!!
Brendan Maxwell,
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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Internet use on Smartphones surges - Advertisers follow crowds
Jeni Bone,
Around the world, as internet connectivity leaps ahead with the popularity of Smart phones and tablet technology, as well as soon to be commonplace web-enabled TV, online advertising is outstripping all print media.... [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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Laser builder needs to move 250+ Lasers NOW!!
PSA Media,
After a very successful ISAF Perth 2011 Laser World Championships Performance Sailcraft Australia (PSA) has more than 250 Lasers for sale. PSA General Manager Chris Caldecoat said today ‘These are one event old ISAF Worlds charter boats. Boats come on dolly, with top cover, mast bag, foil bag all new rigging...ready to race. Deals to be done anywhere!!... [more]
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Its easy to put our Website icons on your iPhone and iPad!
Anna Parker, Sail-World.com,
On the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad you can put bookmarks for any site, creating one-tap shortcuts to your favourite websites. Sail-World, Marine Business World, Powerboat World, and Fishing Boating World now have custom icons for you to save for quick, easy access!... [more]
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Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race – New Race Director appointed
Gosford Sailing Club,
Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race – The Board of the Gosford Sailing Club announce Tony Evans as the new Race Director... [more]
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Advertising Budgets – the buyers have moved on line – have you??
Brendan Maxwell and Phil Arane,
It's that time of year... it's been a tough few years but good marketers are taking business in these times of change.... one of the biggest changes is just how potential buyers research their purchase options and that is mostly these days on the Internet.... [more]
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