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Hamilton Island Race Week - UFO? By Jane Flowers, Portarlington , 2:01 AM Fri 2 Sep 2011
Hamilton Island Race Week - On Tuesday August 23 Cruising 2 was held in their pens. Our crew decided to go to the yacht club for the afternoon and watch the Grand Prix and others finish. It was great - wonderful silhouettes of sails against a back lit sea. As an artist I look a bunch of shots for reference and looking back at them noticed one has a huge horizontal streak of light against the sky. ...[more]


Sunshine Coast sailors take on hull and rig testing winds By Ian Grant, , 7:03 AM Wed 31 Aug 2011
Sunshine Coast sailors expressed their experience to race in hull and rig testing winds to record career best spinnaker sailing rides during the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The normally windy Whitsunday Passage was whipped into a frenzy of hull tormenting waves that destroyed the ambitions of several top performing crews ...[more]


Hamilton Island wrapped in fog! By Andrea Francolini, , 7:49 AM Sun 28 Aug 2011
Photographer Andrea Francolini shares with us images of the fog that has encased Hamilton Island. Enjoy! ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – Performance Racing Division 2 overall By Lisa Ratcliff, 5:56 PM Sat 27 Aug 2011
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The two Performance Racing divisions provided the closest racing among the regatta’s 195 entrants. A range of conditions, from plenty of puff in the early part of the week trending down to today’s ‘barely there’ and the subsequent postponement of the final Molle Islands Race, served up a mixed bag and as is always the case, consistency was key. ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 IRC Class B: To Victoire - victory By Lisa Ratcliff, 2:31 PM Sat 27 Aug 2011
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Darryl Hodgkinson’s Victoire had the IRC Class B series sewn up before today’s final scheduled Molle Islands Race, the Sydney plastic surgeon’s champion Beneteau 45 remaining on the dock while the rest wallowed about in light winds and drizzle in Dent Passage until racing was postponed. ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week- Marcus Blackmore's Hooligan wins IRC A By Lisa Ratcliff, 1:08 PM Sat 27 Aug 2011
A 28-year dream of winning the Grand Prix division at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week has been realised for Sydney yachtsman Marcus Blackmore. ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Images of IRC Champion Hooligan By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island Race Week , 12:02 PM Sat 27 Aug 2011
In yesterday's race around the islands, Marcus Blackmore's TP 52 Hooligan (formerly Emirates Team NZ) convincingly sealed victory as the Class A winner in the Audi IRC Australian Championships, taking her seventh division win of the week in this closing championship regatta of the 2011 series. ...[more]


Audi IRC Australian Championships 2011 - Full Results By www.sail-world.com, 12:00 PM Sat 27 Aug 2011
With the final race of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week blown out, the 2011 Audi IRC Australian Championships is now decided. ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 Day 7 – Its blown out!! By www.sail-world.com, 11:35 AM Sat 27 Aug 2011
The Molle Island Race in the 2011 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week did not started as scheduled. Boats were circulating in Dent Passage but there was not a scintilla of breeze. Many of them were sitting head to tide, as the tide ebbed north. ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Performance Racing 2011 – Oh so tight By www.sail-world.com, 9:25 AM Sat 27 Aug 2011
Back in 2003 Tony Coleman’s Euphoria then a J120, sailed into second place in the last day's Molle Island Race to take her division. Wind forward eight years and Coleman and his Euphoria crew top the Performance Racing Division 2 leader board, this time it’s a J133. ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – Last Day Not in the Brochure By www.sail-world.com, 8:28 AM Sat 27 Aug 2011
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 Day 7. Its raining here on Hamilton Island, ‘definitely not in the brochure’ said New Zealander Simon Hull, the owner skipper of the giant trimaran TeamVodafoneSailing as he waited for coffee in Main Street a few minutes ago. ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 7 forecast By Kenn Batt, , 7:36 AM Sat 27 Aug 2011
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day seven forecast - Warnings: Nil current but any heavy shower and thunderstorm activity could produce squally and erratic winds over short time periods. Care please. Synoptic Discussion: A high pressure area in the Tasman Sea near NZ, extends a weak ridge along the Queensland coast. ...[more]


Hamilton Island Race Week - Tasmanian crew second in SB3s By Peter Campbell, , 11:20 PM Fri 26 Aug 2011
Hamilton Island Race Week - Strong performances by Tasmanian crews in the SB3 sports boat class this week have boosted mainland interest in the Australian championship for the class to be sailed in Hobart next autumn. ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Close competition on penultimate day By Lisa Ratcliff, , 6:47 PM Fri 26 Aug 2011
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - On the penultimate day two premier divisions have all but been run and won while the rest have one race remaining to make a final grab for points before the curtain closes tomorrow. Conditions were cool on the water today with a 14 knot average south easterly breeze and a top gust of 21 knots and early light showers. ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Cruising Divisions Images By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 5:24 PM Fri 26 Aug 2011
All four cruising divisions were sent off on Course 12 today, starting in Dent Passage, heading south around Pine and Long Islands, then northward to White Rock, east to Denman Island and finally back to the finish in Dent Passage. It was a day more redolent of the west of Ireland than the Whitsundays, with low cloud hanging over Dent Island and a quiet persistent drizzle ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Whale Watching With Wild Oats XI By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island Race Week , 4:12 PM Fri 26 Aug 2011
In the Whitsunday Passage a mother whale and her calf were having a very enjoyable afternoon today, breaching and rolling as Wild Oats XI led the fleet past their playground to the race finish in Dent Passage. Crosbie Lorimer was nearby and captured these images of all three 'supermaxis' in action. ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - It seems the wind has almost stopped By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 2:05 PM Fri 26 Aug 2011
After five days of heavy winds at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011, it seems today as if the wind has stopped, with top gusts so far today hardly more than 15 knots. ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 6 – Easier and overcast By www.sail-world.com, 9:09 AM Fri 26 Aug 2011
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 6 - Lighter winds today and with the ebbing tide delivering wind with tide flat water until mid-afternoon, a much easier day for the 190 boat fleet. ...[more]


Hooligan on form at Audi IRC Australian Championship By Lisa Ratcliff, 8:24 AM Fri 26 Aug 2011
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Audi IRC Australian Championship - Multiple Laser world champion and Rolex ISAF World Sailor of the Year Tom Slingsby has been part of many different race programs. When asked what he believes is the magic ingredient, the explanation for Marcus Blackmore’s mind boggling success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week with his TP52 Hooligan, Slingsby says it’s the team. ...[more]


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 6 forecast By Kenn Batt, , 7:49 AM Fri 26 Aug 2011
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day six forecast - Warnings: Nil current. Synoptic Discussion: A broad high pressure area in the Tasman Sea extends a weak ridge along the Queensland coast. Observations: At 0700hr the surface wind at Hamilton Island was 150 deg at 11kn, gusting 14kn (temp 20C, pressure 1018hPa) indicative of the synoptic wind plus some topographic forcing. ...[more]


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