Drama in Volvo Ocean Race
Team Telefonica – the former Volvo Ocean Race overall leader has broken both rudders, falling off a wave, just 300 miles from the Lorient finish line and their skipper has conceded that they now have no chance of winning the race overall.
|Team Telefonica faces harsh weather as the fleet approach a storm, during leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France. Diego Fructuoso /Team Telefónica/Volvo Ocean Race|
Just 42 days to the London 2012 Olympics and the big Sail-World team that will be onsite in Weymouth is gearing up for that. Our next Weymouth newsletter will go to 145,000 readers this weekend.
Just had a report from PSA in Ourimbah they are having their first ever Factory Sales - a lot of sailors there today and it will on again tomorrow.
Today John Curnow continues his exploration of the world of Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR) and its multitude of uses for sailors, as the world of technology marches ever on, there are some things you may have thought infra-red thermal imaging could not take on, let alone blitz. This is now a very sensible sailing equipment option for serious offshore sailors, racing or cruising.
|Kayakers are very hard to see normally, but not with a FLIR thermal camera. - FLIR Review John Curnow|
Sailing regattas are assuming major significance on the Australian sporting scene. Amongst the very largest is the annual Airlie Beach Race Week, now in its 23rd year. With ever growing fleets Race Week in recent years has become the largest sporting event in Airlie Beach and it is attracting attention at every level. This week event organiser's Whitsunday Sailing Club Commodore Rob Davis said 'We are very pleased to have the Australian telecommunications company Telcoinabox (pronounced Telco-in-a-box) as 2012 Naming Rights Sponsor for Airlie Beach Race Week.
Have you got your Airlie Beach Race Week entry in yet?
Or for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week?
Or SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week?
|Team Vodafone Sailing - Airlie Beach Race Week 2011 Stu Mackinvern |
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has released the Government's final network of marine reserves which - once proclaimed under national environmental law - will increase the number of marine reserves from 27 to 60, expanding the national network to cover more than a third of Commonwealth waters. We have a lot of industry reactions Our sister publication MarineBusiness-World.com is covering that in great detail.
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Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team
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