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THAT cartwheel, Team Australia sets new World Record and the Hobart    

'Asko Capsize 18ft Skiffs on Sydney Harbour'    Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League    Click Here to view large photo

Today we have a feature piece on Paul Shultz and Gill Australia. Paul certainly product tested the Gill gear in his nine years on the 18 footers. The video of the 2007 Asko Appliances 18 footer cartwheel is a ripper. Paul was the sheethand and says he can still feel the aches watching it six years later.

Talked to Sean Langman yesterday about the Sydney Auckland record set by Team Australia, now ratified by the WSSR Council, the two day 19 hour 2 mins and 45 second record for the 1265 nautical mile trip, they averaged almost 19 knots. They could have been faster but for a shark and sunfish. Will publish that interview towards the end of the week.

Team Australia (Sean Langman) arrives in Auckland after setting a new Trans-Tasman crossing record of 2days and 19 hours.  © Richard Gladwell?nid=116426   Click Here to view large photo


A surprisingly large fleet for the 69th Hobart, Wild Oats XI is going to be tested by Anthony Bell's new Loyal, by Ragamuffin 100 and by Wharro’s Wild Thing.

INVESTEC LOYAL and WILD OATS XI close to the finish line on the Derwent River - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011 -  © Rolex-Daniel Forster?nid=116426  


The addition of the 12 Clipper boats and Sir Robin Knox Johnson's entry will certainly add an extra flavour to this year’s race.

New boats in Matt Allen's Ichiban, the new Carkeek 60 currently on a ship a few days from Sydney and Karl Kwok's replacement Beau Geste. Will be telling you much more about both these two entries in coming days.

Beau Geste Winner 2010 RORC Caribbean 600 Race - Now being replaced with a stronger offshore version, set to arrive in Australia just a few days before the 2013 Sydney Hobart race. -  © Tim Wright - Photoaction.com?nid=116426   Click Here to view large photo


The ISAF Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards will be decided in Oman next week at the ISAF Annual Conference. We have two Australian nominations Mat Belcher, who will be aiming for his 18th straight regatta win at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne regatta next month and Paul Larsen, the fastest sailor in the world.

Ahead of that event, we´ve transcribed the acceptance speech from Lijia Xu, the Chinese Laser Radial Gold medallist, who was crowned Womens Sailor of the Year in 2012. Her speech was one of the most eloquent we’ve ever heard from a sailor. It is a must read. Hope we hear one half as good from either Mat or Paul.

Lots of news, as always. So get into it.



by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
- 7:55 AM Wed 6 Nov 2013 GMT





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