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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup one step, or two, away from Forfeit?
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
As noted in this column late late week, the America's Cup has indeed returned to the halls of the New York Supreme Court, with the filing of a Contempt of Court papers on Monday. Here, Sail-World.Com's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, tries and explain Alinghi's Catch-22 and the way out of this legal mess.... [more]

International B14 class to go Carbon
Mark Barnes,
The International B14 class have voted to upgrade the wings from alloy to carbon. This will be phased in over the next few years with carbon winged boats carrying equalising weight in the outer wing ends till July 2013... [more]

America's Cup Contempt Hearing set down for two weeks
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
The Golden Gate Yacht Club, Challenger for the 44rd America's Cup has lodged Contempt of Court proceedings against the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, and has obtained a prompt Hearing on the matter. Golden Gate has issued a statement and the Contempt of Court papers... [more]

Quantum Racing ready for MedCup TP52 Circuit opening
Event media,
Quantum Racing's skipper-helm Terry Hutchinson and crew are already doing their utmost to unfold a programme which will give them the best possible chance of becoming the first team yet to win the Circuit two years in succession... [more]

Dent to Dunk Centenary Race and Rally
John Graham,
Way back in 1909, 100 years ago last February 20th, a race was sailed from Dent Island in the Whitsundays, to Dunk Island, about 220 NM. The number of starters is unknown, but the winner was Bert Dunstone, skipper of the gaff rigged cutter Pilot from Townsville. On 20th June Abel Point Yacht Club will start the Centenary Dent to Dunk Race in Dent Passage, from Hamilton Is.... [more]

Three time winner Quest returning to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Rob Mundle,
Bob Steel, winner of the 2008 Sydney Hobart race and three-time winner of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, always planned to be at the island for the big event in August this year, but now that plan has become a little bit easier.... [more]

America's Cup - Off the Record - 28 April: It's back to Court we go
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
Much of what we have written since the Appeal Court Decision of 2 April has come from various sources close to the America's Cup action, who won't be quoted but are reasonably happy to talk off the record, on a 'not to be attributed' basis. Today we look at the issue of the Contempt of Court proceedings filed with the New York Supreme Court... [more]

Green Dragon finishes in Boston to complete Volvo fleet
Event media,
Green Dragon finished leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race at 16:08 GMT, after 15 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes and 10 seconds at sea. 'We've been looking forward to Boston for a long time,' said skipper Ian Walker, 'It's the first step to Galway if you like. What a perfect day, spinnaker up all the way down the river, the sun's out, there are worse things in the world.... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica Black wins fight for fifth place
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The fight for fifth place in leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race went down to the wire today. After a tremendous battle, Telefónica Black crossed the finish ahead of Delta Lloyd and claimed the four points on offer for fifth place, finishing at 0948 GMT (0448 local). Delta Lloyd crossed at 1010 GMT (0510 local). She adds three points to her overall tally.... [more]

Ellison and his BMW Oracle Racing Team win Cagliari RC 44 cup
RC 44 media,
There were no races in Cagliari today due to the lack of wind. Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts' BMW Oracle Racing are the grand winners of the event, ahead of Chris Bake's Team Aqua and Igor Lah's Ceeref.... [more]

Wild, wild westerlies for Great Veterans Race and Ladies Day Race
Jennifer Crooks,
The season opening of the Audi Winter Series – the annual Great Veterans Race and the Ladies Day Race were greeted with wild westerly winds. After thirty minutes of racing the breeze strengthened to 28-32 knots, and PRO John Hurley had to shorten the course due to the strong conditions.... [more]

Idle Time wins fourth race of Cumberland Charter Yachts trophy series
Ian Grant,
Three talented Whitsunday Sailing Club skippers are poised to stage a match race to decide the Cumberland Charter Yachts trophy on Pioneer Bay this week.... [more]

EPIRBs - Check your vital 15 character code
That's the message that Cobham Life Support, ACR Products, the world's leader in safety and survival technologies, is trying to get to all beacon owners. They want all EPIRB and PLB owners to double check their 15-character identification code registration for errors.... [more]

Tasmanian Dinghy Group Youth step up training for 2009-2010
Tim Jones,
Tasmanian Dinghy Group Youth step up training for 2009-The Dinghy Group has seen a fantastic increase in the participation of junior sailors leading into winter... [more]


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