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Quest protested over the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart.

Today we publish a statement from Bob Steel, after a protest has been lodged over Quest's IRC certificate for the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. You should read it.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart winner being protested,
Bob Steel the owner of the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart winner Quest is being protested over an IRC certificate issue. Steel has today issued this statement.... [more]

Line 7 launches new 3 layer Offshore jacket and trouser
Mdia Services,
Iconic New Zealand sailing brand Line 7 has just launched a revolutionary new Offshore Jacket and Trouser within Line 7's ever growing Marine range of clothing.... [more]

World Speed Record 50 Knots ratified
John Reed, Secretary to the WSSR Council,
The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record. 50.07 knots over 500 metre course.... [more]

Alinghi launches multihull training programme on Lake Geneva
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
Alinghi, 33rd America's Cup Defender, has started its 2009-2010 multihull campaign in Switzerland launching the two Décision 35 catamarans that will be used as training platforms towards a multihull America's Cup in May 2010. The sailing team will be dedicated to multihull training, racing the Challenge Julius Baer on Lake Geneva for the rest of the season and withdrawing from other monohull commi... [more]

Flying Dutchman Crews needed in Sydney
Richard Scarr,
The Flying Dutchman Fleet in Sydney is in need of crews. There are four or five crew needed as various people have moved out. Also there are a mixture of used boats that are well priced for a easy entry into the class.... [more]

Portimão Global Ocean Race fleet approaching leg 4 scoring gate
Oliver Dewar,
With the leading boat in the Portimão Global Ocean Race fleet around 24 hours from crossing the vital Leg 4 scoring gate off Recife, Brazil, the atmosphere at front of the race is becoming intense.... [more]

Victoria Harbour Schools Sailing Series: The Hot Contenders
Jennifer Milligan,
WITH two-time champions St Leonard's College among the favourites to take out the final of the Victoria Harbour Schools Sailing Series, organizers are urging friends and family to get behind their local school for what promises to be an exciting two days of sailing at Docklands on May 16 and 17.... [more]

ISAF invites Nominations for ISAF Athletes' Commission Members
ISAF) is inviting athletes to nominate candidates to represent their Olympic event on the ISAF Athletes' Commission. The ISAF Athletes' Commission represents the interests of the sailors in the Olympic events and reports directly to the ISAF Executive Committee.... [more]

France leads ISAF World Sailing Rankings
France hits the front in the national standings as there are two new leaders in the latest release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings on 29 April 2009. Helping France to the top of the Rankings are 470 stars Ingrid Petitjean and Nadège Douroux (FRA). The other new leaders are the 49er team of Pietro Sibello and Gianfranco Sibello (ITA).... [more]

America's Cup - Off the Record - 30 April: Alinghi on thin ice
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
Much of what we have written since early April has come from various sources, who won't be quoted but are reasonably happy to talk off the record, on a 'not to be attributed' basis: A leading legal source spoken to by Sail-World believes that the New York Supreme Court will get 'very stroppy' with the Defender of the America's Cup when the Contempt of Court matter is heard on 14 May... [more]

ISAF publish Guidelines for Prevention of Piracy
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced today the publication of Guidelines for yachts considering a passage through the Gulf of Aden, Yemeni and Somali waters. The International Regulations Commission has been established in accordance with Regulation 41 to provide advice on matters related to the regulation of recreational boats or craft by government actions or otherwise.... [more]

Alinghi parties respond to America's Cup Contempt of Court issues
Société Nautique de Genève,
In response to the initiation of Contempt of Court proceedings, Société Nautique de Genève, the Defender of the America's Cup have issued a statement explaining why they have apparently broken a New York Supreme Court Order, and firing shots back at Golden Gate YC on perceived shortcomings on the Challenger side.... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Ericsson 3 hopeful of podium spot in St Petersburg
Riath Al-Samarrai,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Magnus Olsson and his Ericsson 3 team have been formidable in the last two legs, winning the fifth stage in breathtaking fashion before claiming second in the race to Boston. We are going to have to work really hard to get on the podium,' he said. 'So we have a lot to do but there is every chance we can get on or damn near the podium.'... [more]

Farr 40 Class Association announce European Championship details
Farr 40 Class Association media,
The Farr 40 Class Association is delighted to announce details of its 2009 European Championship, which will be held at the end of busy summer season from 27 July to 1 August in Cagliari.... [more]

New Dealer structure for Beneteau in Australiasia
Brendan Hunt,
It is now 15 years since Vicsail Pty Ltd took over the importation of Beneteau yachts within Australia and New Zealand. Since then over 900 boats have been sold through Vicsail, giving Beneteau the premier position of most recognised and popular Brand.... [more]

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 33rd 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]


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