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Etchells Worlds Day 3 - Who is the King after four races? By Sail-World.com, 2:11 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
Etchells Worlds 2012. It was a crazy day offshore yesterday with Etchells racing being impossibleas the winds gusted into the mid 30’s against a two knot set. ...[more]

Etchells Worlds 2012 day 2 abandoned By Tracey Johnstone, 2:41 PM Tue 21 Feb 2012
The Etchells Worlds 2012 race committee abandoned racing for today. It is intended that there will two races tomorrow. Then two races on Thursday, two on Friday and one on Saturday. 'The forecast for tomorrow looks absolutely perfect and improving as the week goes on. We are confident we can get back on track,' said PRO Wilson. ...[more]

Etchells Worlds Day 2 – Horror seas means racing abandoned By www.sail-world.com, 1:06 PM Tue 21 Feb 2012
Etchells Worlds Day 2. Fleet held in Watson's Bay. As Principal Race Officer Ross Wilson explained 'The conditions today with wind against a two knot south flowing set, are huge. We are in no hurry to drop the AP; we are very concerned if if we start racing we might sink half the fleet. ...[more]

Etchells Worlds 2012 - Magpie on form + Day 1 Video By Tracey Johnstone, 7:19 AM Tue 21 Feb 2012
Etchells Worlds 2012 - On day one of competition, the Aussie team of Graeme Taylor, Grant Simmer, and Steve Jarvin aboard Magpie, were back on form. Taylor finished fourth in race one and then a firm first in race two of the day to place first overall with five points. ...[more]

Etchells Worlds 2012 day 1 - Taylor leads after two races By Sail-World.com, 3:09 PM Mon 20 Feb 2012
The Etchells Worlds 2012 started with the three committee boats hanging in the south flowing tide which was 1.5 to 2 knots on the start line. ...[more]

Etchells Worlds 2012 - 27 years and still on the bow By Tracey Johnstone, 8:00 AM Mon 20 Feb 2012
For the Etchells Worlds, it’s been 27 years since the Sydney Etchells Fleet hosted and in the ensuing years, many of the competitors have raced on other boats, in other classes and at other events. One competitor from the 1984 Etchells World Championship who has done the full circle finishing back in Sydney, at the Etchells Worlds, on the start line today and still on the bow, is Paul Westlake. ...[more]

Etchells World Championship 2012 - All set By Tracey Johnstone, 4:59 PM Sun 19 Feb 2012
It’s been last minute jitters around the hardstand at the Etchells World Championship 2012. Most teams have their paperwork in order and have headed out to participate in this afternoon’s practice race. ...[more]

Etchells World Championship competitors head for Sydney By Tracey Johnstone, 9:16 AM Fri 17 Feb 2012
The Etchells are on the move to Sydney as they preapre themselves for the start of the Etchells World Championship 2012 with competition getting underway on Monday 20th February. Regatta Director, David Sturrock, said his team of 91 volunteers has commenced the regatta registration process as the crews and their boats arrived by road and water at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron ...[more]

Global Ocean Race: Buckley Systems extends lead in race to Gibraltar By Richard Gladwell, 6:35 PM Mon 26 Sep 2011
At the 0600hrs position sked, the father and son crew of Ross and Campbell Field led the Global Ocean Race by almost seven nm from Campagne de France (Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron). In third place, within a few hundred metres of Campagne de France is Phesheya Racing (Nick Leggatt and Philippa Hutton-Squire). 12 hours later the Fields had changed course and extended their lead to 10nm. ...[more]

RAYC Newsletter for 26 August 2011 - New Commodore and Committee By RAYC, 7:23 PM Sat 27 Aug 2011
RAYC Newsletter for 26 August 2011. There is a new Commodore and General Committee after the AGM on Tuesday evening. The first of the series of information evenings leading up to the Noumea Race was held with an excellent turnout. The Club received a grant to buy new boats to replace the Cadets. We’ve received funding for the first three RS Feva’s, an International class Dinghy. ...[more]

TeamVodafoneSailing hove-to in Tasman Sea gale By Zoe Hawkins, 10:10 AM Thu 21 Jul 2011
TeamVodafoneSailing is expected to arrive in Sydney tomorrow or Saturday, after an eventful crossing where they met fifty knot gales. The boat is currently about 350 nautical miles from Sydney. 'They are okay, they were not able to run under bare poles, so they have been hove to since approximately 11pm last night, and may be for another 24 hours,' says boat manager Patrick O’Reilly. ...[more]

ORCV Safety and Training - PredictWind at the June Weather Course By John Curnow, 6:59 PM Wed 15 Jun 2011
This really is something of an absolute coup de grâce. Jon Bilger, the founding Director of PredictWind will not only be at both days of the upcoming Weather Course, on Sunday afternoon, he will be giving a thorough explanation of his company's product and how you can benefit from it. ...[more]

Virtual Records - Auckland to Fiji in under two days? By Richard Gladwell, 6:32 AM Tue 31 May 2011
While playing around with some options for the upcoming Auckland - Fiji race, using the new routing feature of Predictwind - the route projection and time prediction for the ORMA60 trimaran TeamVodafoneSailing, produced a surprising result. Due to a freak of wind conditions and direction, and using the standard ORMA60 polars contained in Predictwind, the predicted time to c ...[more]

TeamVodafoneSailing pulls out the stops for Fiji race record + Video By TeamVodafoneSailing Media, 5:12 AM Wed 25 May 2011
All going well, TeamVodafoneSailing will treat New Zealand’s biggest offshore yacht race, the Auckland Fiji Race, as a sprint - expecting to complete the course in just a few days. The 1140 nautical mile race starts on 4 June from Auckland, and finishes in Musket Cove, Fiji. Enroute the 60 foot trimaran, which is capable of sustaining speeds of up to 30 knots, could encounter anything the o ...[more]

PredictWind runs new technology aboard TVS By Zoe Hawkins and Sail-World, 9:21 PM Wed 20 Apr 2011
Thanks to a light weather forecast there is no talk of blitzing records in the 130 nautical mile Auckland to Tauranga yacht race starting Thursday 21 April. But the crew and their supporters will have plenty of time to play with their new toy – a live tracker complete with camera and weather instruments. ...[more]

PredictWind explains Rolex Sydney to Hobart weather By Richard Gladwell, 9:09 PM Fri 24 Dec 2010
As has been forecasted earlier in the week, competitors seem to be in for hard ride to Hobart in the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Using Predictwind, we are able to see the strength and direction of winds expected to prevail for the start and first days of the classic offshore race. ...[more]

Just 12 hours left to win a PredictWind Professional subscription By Richard Gladwell, 9:38 AM Thu 17 Jun 2010
Just 12 hours left for Sail-World readers to enter for a chance to win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 each. This is your last chance - ENTER NOW!! There are ten annual subscriptions of the just released new version of PredictWind’s Professional Forecast Package top be won in Sail-World's competition. ...[more]

Enter NOW to win a $1,000 PredictWind Professional subscription By Richard Gladwell, 12:55 PM Sat 9 Jan 2010
Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! This Professional Package includes access to a unique set of tools allowing the user to predict weather conditions for use in club racing, major series or peace of mind while cruising ...[more]

Enter NOW to win a $1,000 PredictWind Professional subscription By Richard Gladwell, 4:17 PM Tue 29 Dec 2009
Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! This Professional Package includes access to a unique set of tools allowing the user to predict weather conditions for use in club racing, major series or peace of mind while cruising ...[more]

Light winds and thick fog for start of Noumea Race By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 6:04 AM Sat 27 Jun 2009
Wind conditions are expected to be reasonable in strength for the early stages of the Auckland Noumea Race. However the wind direction will move around before settling into the south west and increasing in strength on Monday - giving a fast ride on the 975nm course. ...[more]

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