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Grafham Grand Prix By Mark Barnes and Mike St Paer, The forecast was against the Grafham Grand Prix organisers, but the competitors who turned up, were greeted by sunny clear skies and mild conditions with flattish water, but some big gusts with gradient breeze approximately 20 knots... [more]
One point between Blackburn and Slingsby By Peter Campbell, Only one point separates three-times Olympian and current World Champion Laser class sailor Michael Blackburn and his younger rival Tom Slingsby after six races in the Dyson Corporate Security Australian Laser Championships being sailed on Hobart’s Derwent River... [more]
Images from 420 Worlds Opening Ceremony By Sail-World, Images from 420 Opening and Pre-Worlds Awards. The ceremonies began with a traditional Maori welcome, followed by opening speeches. All competing countries then participated in a 'mixing of the waters' ceremony in which the waters from each of the 17 participating countries were mixed in a glass urn before being carried into the regatta waters and added to the Hauraki Gulf.... [more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2006 -a great race By Peter Campbell, The 2006 Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet was one of great contrast, boats old and new, large and small; a few crewed by professionals but most sailed by amateurs in the true spirit of this great bluewater classic.... [more]
2006 IODA World Sailing Championship Montevideo By Robert Wilkes, Fifty countries represented by some 230 sailors in the 2006 IODA World Sailing Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay which started on December 29. The great turnout is a massive increase on the last time, fourteen years ago, that the Worlds were also at Christmas, also in South America (in Mar del Plata, Argentina) when there were just 133 sailors from 29 countries.... [more]
Christmas Cracker at HISC By Greg Wells, Despite light winds the day before at 12 midday on 23 December the 50 entries for the HISC Christmas Cracker Open were greeted with a 10 knot North Easterly and with high tide at 1.30pm there was plenty of water... [more]
Pacific Rim - Open International Optimist Regatta By Media Services, Representatives from Hong Kong, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore and Sweden have assembled at the beautiful Mornington Peninsula location where Sail Melbourne is hosting the first ever international International Optimist Dinghy Regatta at Mornington Yacht Club, the Pacific Rim and Open International Optimist Regatta.... [more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart Overall & Divisional winners By Lisa Ratcliff, Official list containing the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2006 Overall and Divisional winners... [more]
420 Pre-Worlds test the waters for European crews By Sail-World, It would be an understatement to say the New Zealand crews dominated the 420 Pre-Worlds regatta sailed off Takapuna Beach. The series concluded after nine races, with eight New Zealand crews in the top ten of the Women’s event, and seven Kiwi crews in the top ten in the Open event.... [more]
Mike Golding awarded an OBE By Coralie Rassinoux, British yachtsman Mike Golding has been awarded an OBE for his contribution to the sport of sailing. Golding, 46, who lives in Hampshire, is regarded as one of the world’s best offshore racing sailors. Golding will visit Buckingham Palace to receive his award from Her Majesty The Queen early in 2007... [more]
Love & War wins Tattersalls Cup By Lisa Ratcliff, Love & War, the magnificent timber Sparkman & Stephens 47 skippered by Lindsay May, has been declared the official winner of the Tattersalls Cup, the trophy awarded to the winner of the race on IRC handicap. The Race Committee has calculated that none of the remaining yachts at sea have a reasonable prospect of finishing in time to beat her.... [more]
Hobart winner talks about the race By Sail-World, Hobart veteran navigator Lindsay May, talks about the 2006 Race. He talks about the 4.5 knot current, his crew, the metho stove, the superstitions and Peter Kurts. You do need to listen to this... [more]
Yendys wins battle of the 50 footers By Rolex Event Media, The battle of the 50 footers in the Rolex Sydney Hobart reached its conclusion in Hobart today with a resounding on the water as well as handicap win for Geoff Ross' brand-new 55 footer Yendys, crossing the line at 12:45pm local time.... [more]
Preparation key to Wild Oats XI’s victory By Peter Campbell, In winning back-to-back line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, Wild Oats XI had an advantage over her big boat rivals even before the Boxing Day start. She had been back in Australia long enough after a Mediterranean campaign for every piece of the carbon fibre hull and rig, the canting keel and the necessary stored power that now goes with a super maxi, and the sails to be checked, not once, but three times.... [more]
Endeavour's mystery buyer revealed By Karen Freifeld and Jim Silver, The historic boat, a 1934 America's Cup entry, was purchased Sept. 28 for $13.1 million by Diversicolor Ltd., a Cayman Islands corporation, according to papers filed in New York state Supreme Court. The sales contract also named Sempervirens Ltd., another company with a Cayman address.... [more]
Dauntless Boatyard Brass Monkey Trophy Race By John Charles, The 40th anniversary for the Brass Monkey, with only a couple of the 18 classes present in existence on the first event. Winner of this years race was the B14 Readycrest of Mark Barnes and Pete Nicholson... [more]
Sir Robin finishes in third place in Fremantle By Sophy Williams, After spending Christmas Day at sea (on day 64) of the VELUX 5 Oceans round the world race, 67 year old sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston crossed the finish line at 11:57.15 GMT on Wednesday 27 December 2006... [more]
Images From Wild Oats XI Line Honours Finish By Crosbie Lorimer, Crosbie Lorimer joined the flotilla that raced down a choppy Derwent River to meet Wild Oats XI as she set her spinnaker just north of the Iron Pot.... [more]
Wild Oats XI takes back to back line honours By Lisa Ratcliff, The Australian maxi Wild Oats XI has taken back-to-back line honours wins in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the first time this has happened since 1964 and only the sixth time in the event’s 62 year history.... [more]
BMW ORACLE hits the January Sails By BMW media, The January sales took on a new meaning when London shoppers witnessed a full size America’s Cup racing yacht ‘sailing’ through the streets of London. The 24-metre yacht, belonging to American syndicate, BMW ORACLE Racing was making its way to the Collins Stewart London Boat Show, which is taking place at the ExCeL Centre from 5 – 14 January... [more]
Liverpool Yacht clubs Tinsel Star Race By Richard Baldwin, Liverpool Yacht Club held the final race of the year on Boxing Day. The Tinsel Star 'fun' race was held under leaden skies but with a reasonable force 3 SE breeze that created excellent conditions for the day... [more]
Sir Robin can almost taste the ice cold beer!! By Tim Kelly, The three competitors in the Velux 5 oceans race still sailing expect to be in Fremantle by 1 January - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (GBR) is close to the end of a very tough first leg - Graham Dalton (NZL) has under 1,000 miles from the finish in Western Australia - And Unai Basurko (ESP) is looking to cross the line in Fremantle on January 1... [more]
Christmas Sailing not all Chaos By Sail-World/GJN, The Sydney to Hobart classic race got away to a full-on start on Boxing day. Since then there has been a series of dismasting and damage reports. While the drama in Sydney to Hobart race is grabbing the headlines, there have been some other sailing over the Christmas period... [more]
British Army rescues Koomooloo crew By Rob Kothe, The British Army's Adventure rescued the crew from the sinking Koomooloo this morning in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Koomooloo the 1968 Hobart winner, and the 2006 race leader, this morning, sprung a leak in 6 metre seas and 30 knot winds... [more]
Five crew taken off Maximus By Lisa Ratcliff, Three crew from the New Zealand maxi Maximus have been airlifted to Moruya Hospital for medical attention after the mast on the 30 metre maxi fell in the early hours of this morning... [more]
Images from the Rolex Sydney Hobart start By Daniel Forster/ Rolex, Great images from Daniel Forster of the start of the 62nd Rolex Sydney Hobart.... [more]
Maximus and ABN AMRO dismasted, crew injured By Lisa Ratcliff, Overnight the gruelling Rolex Sydney Hobart claimed the scalp of race leader and round the world Volvo 70 ABN AMRO ONE skippered by New Zealand yachtsman Mike Sanderson and a short time later Charles St Clair Brown and Bill Buckley’s 30m maxi Maximus was also dismasted.... [more]
Keelboat Events 01/10/06 Regattas, Open Meetings and Championship events for inshore keelboats - including the Dragon, Etchells, Soling, RS Elite, Daring etc... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.one.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=886
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