Australians Top of the Class

05 May 2009                                       To respond to this email CLICK HERE

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Australians do well at Top of the Gulf. Association Cup and Australia's 50 knot World speed record ratified

Australians top class at Thailand's Top of the Gulf
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The fifth Top of the Gulf Regatta closed out today on a high note, with (more) sunshine and breeze, a couple of unexpected reversals in the finishing orders, good results for Australian crews and a large number of very happy sailors enjoying the prizegiving party.... [more]

Wobbly Boot claims victory in Cumberland Charter Yacht Trophy series
Ian Grant,
Craig Piccinelli skippered Wobbly Boot claimed a two point win in the five race Cumberland Charter Yacht Trophy series over the Whitsunday Sailing Club course on Pioneer Bay last week.... [more]

Portimao Global Ocean Race: British Team Mowgli heads offshore
Oliver Dewar,
In the Portimao Global Ocean Race, by midday GMT on Sunday (03/05), Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz had sailed Desafio Cabo de Hornos to within seven miles of race leader Beluga Racer, slipstreaming Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme 90 miles off the Brazilian coast. Jeremy Salvesen and David Thomson have made the decision to head offshore on Team Mowgli.... [more]

Gladwell's Line: Alinghi goes fishing in the America's Cup
Richard Gladwell,
Sources close to the legal action over the 33rd America's Cup, confirmed today that Societe Nautique de Geneve had lodged papers with the New York Supreme Court, late last week, seeking to have the Challenger, Golden Gate Yacht Club disqualified. It would appear that the exercise is really a 'fishing expedition'... [more]

Manson - making anchoring safer for you
Richard Gladwell,
Anchors have two uses - the most frequent is to give safe holding in your favored bay or fishing spot. The other is your last line of defence when all else has failed and you have to stop your boat drifting onto nearby rocks, until help arrives. Read this if every you have to anchor a boat; check your anchoring gear against the chart, and check out the awesome video on anchoring at Cape Horn.... [more]

‘Royals' retains the Association Cup
Peter Campbell,
The Royal Yacht of Victoria has retained the historic Association after a near windless weekend on Melbourne's Port Phillip. Only one race was completed on the bay on Saturday and, on a very calm day, racing was abandoned at 1pm on Sunday. Saturday's results now stand as final... [more]

New twist in America's Cup Legal

On Friday 1 May at 1719hrs, Sail-World (along with many others) received an alert from the New York State Unified Court system advising that a motion had been filed to 'Disqualify Counsel'. Subsequently it has been confirmed to Sail-World by two independent sources that the Court alert was in error.... [more]

Mild winds for CYCA Winter series Race One
Jennifer Crooks,
Race One of the Pointscore of the CYCA Winter Series 2009 commenced in 8-10 knots of sou'easterly breeze. Racing commenced on time for the fleet of 125 yachts, with a full course being sailed.... [more]

Sail in China with Mariner Boating Holidays
Maggie Joyce,
Mariner Boating Holidays has arranged the ultimate stay and sail package for the China Cup 2009. The third China Cup International Regatta will be held from 30 October to 2 November 2009.... [more]

Girls on top in Indian Ocean Race
Media Services,
There is currently a sensation in rowing circles, as the all female Ocean Angels rowing team are, after the first 11 days of racing, approx 20 nautical miles in front of their nearest rivals in the inaugural Indian Ocean Rowing Race.... [more]

Mothers Day Special - Women Only Sailing Courses
Drew Hulton-Smith,
Through May and June 2009 a program will be offered by the Southport School Sailing club and Sail Training Centre exclusively for women to undertake a six-week course which upon successful completion, will attain Yachting Australia Small Boat Sailing Level One and Two certification. Mothers Day Gift Certificates are available and places are limited to ten participants only. Bookings essential.... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race designs of the future
Sally Burnett,
Optimist sailors from around the world have the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes in a new competition being run by the International Optimist Dinghy Association in conjunction with the Volvo Ocean Race. There is still time to enter the competition. [more]

The Hobie 16 will be racing in the World Masters Games in Sydney
David Brookes,
The Hobie 16 will be racing in the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games, where participants from 35 years of age will experience friendly competition administered at the highest level. Hobie 16 events will be held at Woollahra Sailing Club.... [more]

Busy collecting bullets at Top of the Gulf
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
On Thursday Ray Roberts and the likely lads from Quantum Racing clapped eyes on a Platu for the first time. On Friday they scored 3, 2 in a highly competitive fleet. And today they went out and blitzed two races back to back, leading from start to finish and never really looking threatened.... [more]

Association Cup - Day 1 racing images
Greg Maunder,
Day 1 racing of the 2009 Association Cup sailed in light conditions on Port Phillip Bay, with competitors from Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Sandringham Yacht Club, Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron and Hobsons Bay Yacht Club.... [more]

Aussies perform in New Zealand - 2009 Optimist titles
D Haw,
New Zealand Optimist titles - ten young Australians left their mark on leader board. Australian sailors all featured within the top 35 positions in a fleet of almost 250 competitors from five countries... [more]

Internet 101 - Hits are not people - understanding basic web stats
Rob Kothe,
While the internet is now 20 years old, confusion still abounds about the basic recording of visits to websites. When you are being told about the wonderful traffic a website receives, check to see if the claimant has been impressed by the hits, the page views or the unique visitors.... [more]

Beluga Racer first to Portimao Global Ocean Race scoring gate
Oliver Dewar,
Shortly after 0520 GMT this morning (01/05/2009), Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme crossed the Leg 4 scoring gate south of Recife, Brazil, in first place on Beluga Racer... [more]

Asia's biggest sailing fleet at Top of the Gulf Regatta 2009
TOTG Event Media,
Ocean Marina Yacht Club, on Thailand´s East Coast Jomtien Beach, has been home to the Top of the Gulf International Regatta since its inception five years ago and ensures the TOG Regatta is the only regatta in Thailand operated from a marina facility. Today, Ocean Marina is host for many other leading international yachting and marine events. With an easy-access marina basin that can cater to 500... [more]

Aussies perform in New Zealand - 2009 Optimist titles
D Haw,
New Zealand Optimist titles - 10 young Australians left their mark on leader board. Australian sailors all featured within the top 35 positions in a fleet of almost 250 competitors from five countries... [more]

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]

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]


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