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When too much sailing is not enough!!

Looking at the amazing depth and mix on Sail-World news pages today, I marvel. Pix of a foiling sailing frame, I am sure its NOT a boat, new organic anti-foul, another America's Cup legal result, Etchells, World Cup, the list goes on.. if its hard core racing or just plain weird, seems we have the news.

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Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

America's Cup Court decision again goes in favour of BMW Oracle
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Societe Nautique de Geneve, the club Defending the America's Cup has lost all the decisions handed down in the New York Supreme Court today. For the first time in a almost two year legal saga, Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich ruled from the bench of the Court rather than reserving her Decision.... [more]
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Crash course in Mooloolaba Etchells racing for Hong Kong's Thornburrow
Tracey Johnstone,
Hong Kong skipper Mark Thornburrow will be looking to current world champion mainsail trimmer Matt Chew to help ease him into a top placing in this year's Musto Etchells Australian Winter Championship.... [more]
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New South Wales Optimists launch new Website
Warwick Crossman (NSWIODA),
The New South Wales International Optimist Dinghy Association (NSWIODA) officially launched it's new class website a little over a week ago and are inviting sailors young and old, no matter what class of boat they sail, to visit and see what's going on in the Optimist class.... [more]
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Team Edake's semi finals wait after Day 2 Korean Match Race Qualifier
David Chapman - Team Edake,
Korean Match Race Cup Qualifier. The first day was held in 10-13 knots in flat water. Wind went left throughout the day and freshened. Boat handling was the key to the day. The kiwis (Laurie Jury and Rueben Corbett) ended up the top of the table without losing any races.... [more]
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Ingrid Abery images from iShares Cup Practice Day in Venice
Ingrid Abery images/iShares Cup media,
The three practice races that took place today in Venice confirmed what everyone predicted: the level of competition of the 2009 iShares Cup is very high! Gitana Extreme, Groupama and Oman Sail's Masirah each came ashore with a victory, the final race of the day having been particularly close-fought and spectacular. Photographer Ingrid Abery supplied these images from the day... [more]
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Win a Laser sailing boat!! - value AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495,
What would you do with a new Laser? To celebrate the 2009-2010 season Performance Sailcraft Australasia, the ‘down under' Laser builder has teamed with Sail-World to launch an online competition.!Enter_online_now!new to win a choice of a Laser 4.7, a Laser Radial or a Laser Standard sailing boat, built by Performance Sailcraft Australasi... [more]
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Puma prepared for transatlantic leg of Volvo Ocean Race
Puma Ocean Racing Team media,
The Puma Ocean Racing team will line up with the six other Volvo Ocean Race entrants for the start of Leg seven from Boston, USA to Galway, Ireland at 13:00 local (17:00 GMT) this Saturday.... [more]
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Groupama 3 go to Code Green for Friday record attempt
Cammas/Groupama 3 media,
Code green for Groupama 3 and Franck Cammas' crew - departure from Marseilles scheduled tomorrow morning, in a bid to break the Mediterranean record. Franck Cammas, skipper of Groupama 3, and Sylvain Mondon from Météo France, have just confirmed the presence of a favourable weather window to tackle the Mediterranean crossing record held by Bruno Peyron for the past five years.... [more]
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No help from the breeze on Day 2 of Audi MedCup in Alicante
MedCup Media,
Capricious early season breezes off Alicante refused to co-operate to allow any racing today on the Audi MedCup Circuit where the GP42 class were due to make their debut on the world's leading regatta circuit.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet - An Open and Shut Case
Key Partners (KPMS),
Applications for the 2009 Rolex Fastnet opened on 1 January and effectively closed two months later when the 300 cap on entries was reached. Organisers, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, immediately set up a waiting list, which currently stands at seventy... [more]
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If it doesn't float, is it a 'boat'?
Mirabaud LX/,
The 2009 version of the Mirabaud LX foiler has been presented to the public and media this morning during a press conference at the Société Nautique de Genève. Supported by Mirabaud & Cie, Banquiers Privés, Thomas Jundt's foiler has captivated the national and international sailing audience last year thanks to its revolutionary concept. But is it a boat?... [more]
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North South Yachting - 2009 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Jamie Millar,
North South Yachting, national importer of Bavaria Yachts and X-Yachts will be at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show May 2009. North South Yachting will have two Bavaria Yachts on display, the Bavaria 34 Cruiser and the new Bavaria 43 Cruiser in her boat show debut.... [more]
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Sunsail's 35th Birthday celebration
Media Services,
Happy 35th Birthday Sunsail! Sunsail is giving holidaymakers a $35 bonus discount off all new charter bookings - at any of their worldwide bases - confirmed from June 1 onwards, until the end of the year.*... [more]
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ISAF Mid-Year Meeting - moves on multihulls
ISAF Media,
The ISAF Strategic Plan and 2012 Olympic Games were key topics amongst the issued discussed at the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting held in Warsaw, Poland from 7-11 May. ISAF President Goran Petersson chaired the Council meeting on Saturday 9 May, covering a number of important issues including the '11th medal' at the 2012 London Olympic Games and the approval of two new ISAF members and classes.... [more]
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Sailing World Cup anchors in Melbourne until 2011
Georgie Cox,
Melbourne has continued to cement its title as the world's sporting and major events capital by securing the first leg of the prestigious Sailing World Cup for the next three years.... [more]
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Sports Boat Sunday at RQYS
Suellen Hurling,
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) in conjunction with the Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) is holding their second Sports Boat Sunday event on Sunday the 24th May 2009... [more]
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New Australian summer east-coast circuit announced
Rob Mundle,
A spectacular new Australian east coast offshore yachting circuit involving racing in two states has been announced by the Mayor of the Gold Coast, Ron Clarke MBE, on behalf of the Gold Coast's Southport Yacht Club and Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.... [more]
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Marazzi Sailing penalised 3 points for weight violation
MedCup Media,
After a minor crew weight violation, measured to be slightly over the class crew weight limit of 1273 kilos, Switzerland's Marazzi Sailing have been penalised three points and effectively lost out on their maiden race win in the 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit.The team which is skippered by the Swiss Olympic Star sailor Flavio Marazzi were officially measured to be above the limit by a very small margin.... [more]
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Yachting NSW seeks a New Administration Manager
Adrian Steer CEO Yachting NSW,
Dear All, it is with regret that I inform you that YNSW Administration Manager, Selma Oudemans, has decided to move on to pursue further career opportunities... [more]
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Images from CYCA Winter series, Race 2
Peter Andrews images/,
A selection of Peter Andrews' images from Race 2 of the 2009 CYCA Audi Winter series.... [more]
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Etchells Australia Winter Championship - June 4-7th Enter online now!
Tracey Johnstone,
Now is the time to enter the Musto Etchells Australia Winter Championship and get organised to enjoy another sunny winter in Mooloolaba.... [more]
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Results from 2009 WA State Team Racing Championships
Michael Downing,
2009 WA State Team Racing Championships. Royal Perth Yacht Club hosted this increasingly popular event and delivered another excellent regatta. Eleven teams representing the sprectrum of team racing participants, fought for the title of 2009 WA State Team Racing Champion Team.... [more]
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Annual Yachting WA award winners announced
Michael Downing,
Meet The Champions - the annual Yachting WA Awards Night was held on Friday 8 May at South of Perth Yacht Club.... [more]
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Crown Prince Frederik to visit Sydney for the 2009 World Masters Games
NSW Government media,
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Denmark will visit Sydney this October to compete at the world's largest multi-sport event, the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games.... [more]
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America's Cup espionage reported in Alinghi affidavit - photos
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Lucien Mesmejan, General Counsel for Societe Nautique de Geneve and Team Alinghi has revealed that an employee of BMW Oracle Racing was caught undertaking espionage activities around the team's building facility in Villenueve, Switzerland and was interviewed by police in connection with the incident. The revelation comes in papers lodged on 12 May by SNG and Alinghi in defence of their Contempt... [more]
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Coffs Harbour Yacht Club Queen's Birthday Regatta
Andrew Johnson,
Opal Cove Resort has been announced as the event sponsor for the upcoming Queen's Birthday Regatta being hosted by the Coffs Harbour Yacht Club on June 6-8. CHYC is pleased that Opal Cove is offering a great accommodation package to participants, family and friends.... [more]
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New Antarctic seabed sonar images reveal clues to sea-level rise
British Antarctic Survey media,
Motorway-sized troughs and channels carved into Antarctica's continental shelves by glaciers thousands of years ago could help scientists to predict future sea-level rise according to a report in the journal Geology this month (May).... [more]
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Its accountability - thats why advertisers are moving to the Internet
Brendan Maxwell,
Guy Phillipson, chief executive of the IAB UK, said advertising budgets world-wide were being 'slashed' before and during the recession and advertisers wanted a 'clear return' on their money. 'Accountability is Online's trump card,' he said. And the Global Financial Crisis is accelerating the trend as value for money advertising is the only kind that companies can justify.... [more]
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CT Sailbatten Race Winners in 2008 - 09: Part 1
Lara Cooper and Sail-World,
C-Tech is extremely proud to have supplied CT Sailbattens to many recent race winners taking part in top class yachting events. As the following achievements show, CT Sailbattens are being used by yachts at the top of their game, yachts that face the toughest challenges in the sport of sailing often in the harshest conditions the sea can provide.... [more]
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AMSA urging correct disposal of MHz beacons
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is urging all owners of 121.5 MHz beacons to dispose of them correctly and ensure that they register their 406 MHz beacons... [more]
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Marinas of the Future will be Different
Changing technology, environmental pressures and increasing consumer demands will be some of the big drivers to impact on marinas into the future. These and other factors will be discussed in depth at the International Marinas 2009 Conference and Exhibition being held on the Gold Coast 24 – 27 May.... [more]
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Lessons from tragic loss of yacht Sea Jade's skipper
Melania Gosling/Sail-World,
Trying to learn from others' mistakes - and hopefully as a result not making the same mistake oneself - is part of the continuous learning curve that is the life of an ocean sailor. British ship the Gold Rover sailed from St Helena this week to search for the abandoned Cape Town yacht Sea Jade, after an earlier sighting suggested the story of the skipper's tragic end.... [more]
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Practical boating tips: Mediterranean mooring
Rob Gibson,
MED MOORING! This is the art of reversing into a space at high speed, while wrapping your anchor cable around the nearest superyacht... right? In this first excerpt from the RYA's 'Practical Boating Tips' series, Coastguard Education shows the easy way of handling this manoeuvre. See links at the bottom of the story for more on Coastguard Education's services and facilities and RYA publications.... [more]
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New antifoul discovery - 100% effective AND green
Nancy Knudsen,
A spectacular new study has shown there to be a natural fungus that, when added to hull paint, may completely solve the barnacle problem on the hulls of boats in the future.... [more]
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Broadwater dredging to add land, not remedy silting
Jeni Bone,
Much is being said and written about current dredging on the Gold Coast Broadwater – part of a massive parkland project which will add nearly 4 hectares to public green space. After so many years of debate, the dredgers and their pumps are a welcome sight. But what then?... [more]
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Phoenicia Expedition - the continuing journey
BW Media,
'Just like the Phoenicians, we will have to secure the ship and wait for the prevailing winds which will turn in August 2009.' These are the words of Philip Beale, leader of the Phoenicia Expedition which is recreating the first circumnavigation of Africa, believed to have taken place some 2500 years ago.... [more]
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