Yachting Australia makes major appointment, all the latest sailing news

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Yachting Australia makes major appointment, all the latest sailing news.

Yachting Australia announces Peter Conde as High Performance Director
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia has appointed Peter Conde as High Performance Director, to lead the Australian Sailing Team and the supporting high performance programs.... [more]

New radar technology brings sweeping change

Emitting less radiation than a mobile phone, a new radar system which is about to be released in Australia is destined to revolutionise the country's $7.8 billion recreational marine industry.... [more]

C-Tech extending technology from skiffs to America's Cup and beyond
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
Most associate Alex Vallings with skiff sailing – of the 12ft and 18ft kind. He's better known for bouncing down the Waitemata harbour. Trapeze wire tight. Extended tiller in hand, and to most people's minds only barely in touch with reality. Alex is a sailor, most comfortable at the extremes of the sport.... [more]

ISAF publishes Experimental Kiteboarding Competition rules
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced today that the Experimental Kiteboarding Competition Rules have been released and published on the ISAF website - www.sailing.org... [more]

Marcelo Ferreira rejoins Delta Lloyd for Boston in-port race
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Olympic legend Marcelo Ferreira has confirmed he will rejoin Delta Lloyd for the Volvo Ocean Race Boston in-port race on Saturday. 'When Chuny (Bermudez) asked me to do it I was very flattered,' said Ferreira, who partnered Ericsson 4 skipper Torben Grael to two Olympic gold medals and one bronze.... [more]

Women's Match Racing: Next stop Delta Lloyd Regatta for growing ranks
WIMRA media,
New teams are joining the ranks of womens's match racing and established match racing teams are developing Olympic programmes. The next stop on the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the Delta Lloyd Regatta, in Medemblik, The Netherlands, will feature women's match racing for the first time and currently has 24 teams registered from 13 countries... [more]

Oman Sail Welcomes New Arabian 100 Trimaran
Event media,
The first Arabian 100, a new class of 105' trimaran, has arrived in the southern city of Salalah in Oman for final assembly. Built by Boatspeed in Australia, the three hulls and connecting beams were shipped on deck to Salalah via India... [more]

Audi MedCup starts with City of Alicante Trophy
Event media,
Only seven days left until the first races of the 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit, the City of Alicante Trophy, the countdown for the 12 TP52's and six GP42's is now very much at the forefront of the minds of shore teams and sailing crews seeking to ensure they start the season's curtain-raiser regatta in the best possible shape... [more]

Portimão Global Ocean Race - Team Mowgli due to cross the equator
Oliver Dewar,
In the past two days two more boats in the Portimão Global Ocean Race fleet have crossed the Equator and re-entered the Northern Hemisphere. the British duo of Jeremy Salvesen and David Thomson holding third place in the double-handed class on Team Mowgli have 26 miles to reach the equator at 0620 GMT today and should cross into the North Atlantic this afternoon.... [more]

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]

Brazilian Team Bruschetta leads J/24 World Championship after Day 1
Event media,
J/24 World Championship. Confronted with a fleet of 82 teams from 16 countries and more than a dozen U.S. states, including some of the class' and the sport's top champions, Brazilian Mauricio Santa Cruz managed finishes of 6-1 on a challenging day with constant drizzle interspersed with a few squalls and shifting northeasterly breezes ranging from 10 to 15 knots.... [more]

All's quiet on the Western Front... Melbourne Two Handed
Robin Hewitt and John Curnow,
...as well as the East, the West and the North! You know, it's amazing how much tide runs past Brighton at times. For the ORCV's 2009 MTH held on the weekend, it seemed like it really was running all the way down from Williamstown like a conveyor.... [more]

Navico expands B&G dealer network
Sandman PR,
Navico Australia has expanded B&G's national dealer network to provide increased support for yachting enthusiasts around the country. Navico Australia's Director of Sales and Marketing Damien Weber said the expanded dealer base had not only resulted in more extensive coverage for B&G technical support, it would allow stronger brand presence in key sailing markets.... [more]

2009 Dwarf8 PWA Surf World Cup, Podersdorf, Austria
© PWA / Andrew Buchanan,
The stakes are high as Austria's Lake Neusiedl prepares to host the PWA's opening slalom event of the 2009 race season. Running from the 5th to the 10th of May, the Dwarf8 PWA Surf World Cup takes place on Lake Neusiedl's 315 square kilometers of fresh water, located between Austria and Hungary.... [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]

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]

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]


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