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 30 May 2012
 

It's all happening - with hot AC72 news

Henri Lloyd Winter Sample Sale 2012  Henri Lloyd
Richard Gladwell has the latest from Emirates Team New Zealands AC72 .

The Australian Sailing Team is now in Weymouth training ahead of Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, which runs from 4 to 9 June 2012. Over 700 sailors from 60 nations will compete at the host venue of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. Latest news is that Victor K has been given a leave pass by his wife to stay on as Australian Coach until 2016.

An exciting time ahead and Sail-World's coverage will start to ramp up from here, with our next Olympic newsletter just a few days away.


Mat Belcher, Malcolm Page, Victor Kovalenko - 470 World Championship 2012  Thom Touw ©


The famous Henri Lloyd Winter Sample Sale has kicked off at the Henri Lloyd showroom in Crow's Nest, Sydney!

Huge range of samples and discontinued lines from Henri Lloyd's marine, footwear and lifestyle collections for men and women. Discounts of up to 80% off original RRP! Sale ends Friday 8th June 2012.

A very exciting leg in the Volvo Ocean Race. In the 24-hour period to 1900 GMT today, both Groupama and Telefónica posted impressive runs of 534 and 533 nm respectively. Abu Dhabi's account was 497 and lower than any other boat in the fleet.
Wade Morgan preparing for a reef, onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Miami, USA to Lisbon, Portugal. (Credit: Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)  Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing /Volvo Ocean Race


At 1900 GMT tonight, Puma Ocean Racing (Ken Read/USA) was just 29.10 nm behind the leader. lead. Groupama in third was another 10 miles behind with Telefónica and Camper at 50 and 55 nm respectively.

The 16th ADCO Mooloolaba Etchells Australasian Championship Mid-winter in Mooloolaba is coming up fast, Organised by the Mooloolaba Etchells Fleet, is being held from seventh to 10th June 2012.
Winners are Grinners - Tom King and his Iron Lotus crew - 2012tchells Worlds  Ingrid Abery - Copyright


Having just returned from Sanctuary Cove, (lots more news still to come from there), we head north again next Monday. After that there are two more World Championships in Australia, and then the team heads to Weymouth. After that its Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island, then Magnetic Island.

The office will be mobile for all but three weeks of the next three months...its tough but someone has to do it...


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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup – Emirates Team NZ AC72 unveiled +Video
Richard Gladwell,
Our first America's Cup build preview was in mid-1985. On show was the first of what were to become the Plastic Fantastics, upside down in a shed in the Auckland suburb of Pakuranga. The media group were chaperoned around an upturned hull, which the New Zealand Challenge principals would have us believe was a wooden 12metre.... [more]
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Henri Lloyd Winter Sale - Samples and ex-stock galore - big discounts
Fran Burke,
The famous Henri Lloyd Winter Sample Sale has kicked off at the Henri Lloyd showroom in Crows Nest, Sydney! Huge range of samples and discontinued lines from Henri Lloyd's marine, footwear and lifestyle collections for men and women. Discounts of up to 80% off original RRP!... [more]
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Finn World Masters - Maier remains on top form
Robert Deaves,
At the 2012 Finn World Masters, Michael Maier (CZE) continued his good form by winning both races on the second day in Pwllheli, North Wales, but he didn't have it all his own way. Maier leads after three races while Laurent Hay (FRA) is second and Allen Burrell (GBR) is third.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Pack whittles away at the leader
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, with 689 nautical miles to go to the finish of Leg 7 in Lisbon, Portugal, the pace has increased today as the chasing pack went into attack mode and continued to whittle away at Ian Walker and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's tenuous lead. Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) and Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) currently lying in second and first place overall, were back in the game,... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Deep depression heads for fleet
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race teams are focussed on one weather feature; a deep depression heading for the fleet carrying winds of up to 50 knots forecast to arrive within the next 24 hours. In fourth place, the Dutch duo of Nico and Frans Budel have positioned Sec. Hayai far enough south to avoid the worst of the westerly winds spinning from the bottom of the system as it rolls east across the fleet... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup heads to Weymouth
ISAF,
Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, is being held from 4 to 9 June 2012. Over 700 sailors from 60 nations will compete at the host venue of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition in Weymouth.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Keeping it together onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Ken Read,
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7, day 9. Skipper Ken Read reports from onboard Puma's Mar Mostro. You know what the best part of this race has been so far? The fact that this crew, without exception, still laughs at each others' jokes and seems to hit it off as if it was day one of the program.... [more]
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Samui Regatta 2012 - snakes and ladders on day 2
Samui Regatta Media,
Sun greeted the Samui Regatta this morning as sailors left the anchorage with good breeze, blue skies and the anticipation of idyllic tropical racing. Shifting winds forced a start delay but all classes eventually got underway and competition was tight on the race-track.... [more]
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IFDS World Championships 2015 at Royal YC of Victoria
Yachting Victoria,
IFDS World Championships 2015 are to be hosted by the The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (Royals). Royals is very proud and honored to be selected by the International Association for Disabled Sailing to host the 2015 championships. The IFDS World Championships will bring the ‘best of the best' of disabled sailing to Port Phillip as athletes fight for their spot in the 2016 Paralympic Games.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Fast and fun onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 9 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: One thousand miles to go, and what a thousand miles it is shaping up to be. The last 24 hours have been fast and fun, but they've seen a continued compression of the fleet front to back... [more]
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On course action in Race 4, Sydney City Marine Winter Series 2012
Alana Whitting,
The strong winds experienced on Saturday (26 May 2012) ensured plenty of on water action in Race 4 of the Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC), Sydney City Marine Winter Series.... [more]
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Demand increases for all types of boats: Marine Auctions
Marine Auctions & Valuations,
Adrian Seiffert, Director of Marine Auctions said sale prices for all types of boats sold at their last regular boat auction, held at Runaway Bay last Sunday, (May 27) increased by around 15 to 20%.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie - Amazing days in the life of triple Olympic Gold medalist
Aaron Child,
Three amazing days in the life of triple Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie, as he takes his 10th World Championship title and is the first official torch bearer for the UK Olympic Torch Relay. Ben Ainslie has a lot of expectation sitting on him this summer. If he wins a fourth gold in Weymouth he could make history and become the World's most successful Olympic sailor since sailing was introduced... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: The van of the fleet closes on the fading falcon
Sail-World and Volvo Ocean Race,
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Leg 7 lead was being steadily eroded on Monday, as the chasing pack lined up along an easterly moving cold front bringing strong winds. Up to 90 nautical miles ahead of their nearest rivals at one point, Ian Walker's Emirati team have been steadily losing ground as the new weather system brings the rest of the fleet up to them at average speeds over 20 knots.... [more]
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WMRT Match Race Germany - Waka Racing team victorious
Leigh Ireland,
WMRT Match Race Germany, the first event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2012, has drawn to a conclusion in Langenargen today, 28th May. Phil Robertson's Waka Racing team has won the season opener after taking victory against Laurie Jury in an all-Kiwi final.... [more]
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Samui Regatta 2012 opens with good winds and close racing
Samui Regatta Media,
Close racing amongst the 10-strong IRC 1 fleet looks set to be the theme of the week, with less than two minutes on corrected time separating the top four in the first race – windward/leewards. David Ross and crew on KukuKERchu took line honours but managed only fourth on corrected time.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: A drag race to Lisbon - but will Azzam last?
Sail-World and Volvo Ocean Race,
Abu Dhabi rocketed across the Atlantic overnight at speeds more than three knots quicker than their nearest rivals, notching up 338 nautical miles in 24 hours, while Team Sanya have shown a similar turn of pace and jumped to fourth.... [more]
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SCIBS overall - Visitor numbers up, sales up, industry looking up!
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2012 (SCIBS) - Visitor numbers in total were up 1.6%, coming in at 37,094 over the four days. But importantly, out in force were genuine buyers. Organisers of this year's event are ecstatic with feedback from exhibitors, all of whom state they are very happy and in many cases 'blown away' by their results.... [more]
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Airlie Beach Race Week preview
Ian Grant,
Yacht owners who live south of the Tropic of Capricorn have their sights set on the Notice of Race for the Airlie Beach Race Week regatta in the warm winter playground of the Whitsunday Islands. Airlie Beach Race Week hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club remains as a popular drawcard for the crews who are planning an escape route from the chill factor associated with the winter gales... [more]
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New Zealand fleet ready to go for the Evolution Sails Sail Noumea Race
Suellen Hurling,
There is less than a week before the Auckland fleet start Sail Noumea 2012 off the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Okahu Bay, at 1400 hours on Saturday June 2, 2012. The crews of the 17 ocean racing yachts were farewelled in a French themed party last Friday night hosted by the voice of yachting Peter Montgomery and attended by dignitaries from Orakei Local Board, Ngati Whatua O Orakei, Tourism New... [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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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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