Sanctuary Cove, Etchells Mid-winters, thanking BOM

18 May 2009                                       To respond to this email CLICK HERE

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Musto Etchells Winter Nationals are just a few weeks away, still time to enter.

Our favourite story from the weekend is the ORCV thanking the Weather Bureau for their accurate sea state forecasts, which meant a sensible cancellation of the Melbourne to Apollo Bay race.

We have news and results from the CYCA's winter series in Sydney. No sea state to worry about there...

News on a sailing boat that won't float and the latest America's Cup legal decision... no it's not the same story.

We will be at Sanctuary Cove from Thursday, so will have all the news from there.

The Sail-World Team

Musto Etchells Winter Nationals a sailing institution
Rob Kothe,
While World Championships and Australian Summer Nationals move venues every year, the Australian Winter Nationals stay in Mooloolaba. Trevor Martin, the local Etchells fleet captain, says the Musto Mooloolaba Winter Nationals are an institution on the Asia Pacific Sailing Calendar.... [more]
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Light winds, heavy tension at final day of iShares Cup Venice
Event media,
Great starts, impressive speed and flawless manoeuvres allowed Yann Guichard's crew to shine on the racecourse since Day 1 at the iShares Cup Venice.... [more]
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Fog makes for interesting times in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7
Volvo Ocean Race media,
For the fleet racing in leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race, it's the fog that they have to concentrate on. Fog is one of the worst hazards at sea and it means constant radar watch. However, radar does not pick up the dozens of lobster pots, which littered the area just after the fleet set out into the open ocean.... [more]
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Treasure's day - Great Barrier Reef Boat Sales series
Ian Grant,
Harold Menelaus' crew have progressively developed their speed sailing technique to become the pacesetter following their spirited six second line honours win over the Shannon Hart skippered Tropical Journey, in the second race of the Great Barrier Reef Boat Sales series on a windy Pioneer Bay last week.... [more]
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Sunny Sunday Sailing in Sydney
Yachting photographer Peter Andrews was on the water for Race 3 of the CYCA's Audi Winter series 2009 yesterday. Here is a selection of his images.... [more]
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CYCA Winter series Race 3 with results
Jennifer Crooks,
Race Three of the CYCA's Audi Winter Series 2009 commenced in 7-8 knots of sou'westerly breeze with a full course being sailed on the Sydney Harbour course A. One of the largest fleets of the Audi Winter Series 2009 of 139 yachts started racing at 1125hrs for the Sydney 38 One Design Division and 1130 hours for the remaining divisions.... [more]
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2009 Audi MedCup Circuit regatta goes down to the wire
MedCup Media,
In 9-12 knots of sea breeze conditions and perfect early season Mediterranean sunshine the four leading protagonists Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL), Artemis (SWE), Matador and reigning champions Quantum Racing (USA) lined up side by side in the penultimate race on the final day of the first round of the Audi MedCup circuit.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - The Dragon on its way
Lucy Harwood,
The crew onboard Green Dragon were given a warm send off in Boston today by a huge crowd of Irish supporters. The fleet were recalled from the first start after the start gun malfunctioned... [more]
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Images from Day 2 iShares Cup Venice
Ingrid Abery images,
Ingrid Abery images from Day 2 of the iShares Cup in Venice.... [more]
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Images from the start of Leg 7 - Volvo Ocean race, Boston
Volvo Ocean Race,
Images from the start of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Boston. The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 is the 10th running of this ocean marathon, which started from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, taking in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia. The race covers some 37,000 nautical miles.... [more]
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Confusion at start of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The last open ocean leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 got underway. After the gun fired, the seven-strong fleet split immediately with Puma looking really strong on port tack, followed by Delta Lloyd, Telefónica Black and Ericsson 4, while Ericsson 3, Green Dragon and Telefónica Blue opted for a starboard tack start.... [more]
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Close racing in TP52 and GP42 classes at MedCup Alicante Trophy
MedCup media,
2009 Audi MedCup Circuit. After three more windward-leeward contests in a gentler sea breeze today off Alicante an exciting final Sunday showdown is now in prospect with the City of Alicante Trophy at stake... [more]
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Date set for J24 Asia - Pacific Championship in Adelaide
Event Media,
The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia will host the first J24 Asia - Pacific Championship. With resurgence worldwide in the J24 class Asia is one of the last areas on the globe to have an active international circuit fot the class. Five Australian states as well as Singapore and Korea will be represented at the Regatta.... [more]
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It's good to be right
John Curnow,
This article is all about thanking the Senior Duty Forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology for his efforts in relation to the 2009 Melbourne to Apollo Bay race.... [more]
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Laurie Jury Wins Korean Match Cup Qualifier
Jeff Carter,
The two New Zealand match racing teams of Laurie Jury and Rueben Corbett were dominant today dispensing the Australian and Japanese teams in the semis. The wind was around 15 knots and the Kiwis were too strong in the starts.... [more]
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Australia's Team Edake into the Semis of Korean Match Race Qualifier
Jeff Carter,
The last two flights of the Korean Match Race Qualifier were held today in light and variable conditions. The Japanese (Kan Yamada) won their only match of the day which put them into clear third spot and into the semis. The Australian team (David Chapman - Team Edake) sat on the large watching pier as the race between the two Korean teams unfolded.... [more]
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Cammas and Groupama 3 crew set new Trans-Mediterranean record
Groupama 3 media,
Franck Cammas and his Groupama 3 crew have bagged the first record of their 2009 campaign beating the time set by Bruno Peyron in 2004 between Marseilles and Carthage.... [more]
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Yank that pin! Melbourne to Apollo Bay race
John Curnow,
The 2009 Melbourne to Apollo Bay has been postponed until further notice. Given that the ORCV has a safety first policy, the exceptionally high sea state in Bass Strait presently has been deemed unacceptable for a Cat3 race. The ORCV Sailing Committee will endeavour to find an alternative time to conduct this race, so please stay tuned for further information in relation to that.... [more]
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Groupama 3 off on Mediterranean record attempt
Groupama 3,
Groupama 3 set off on the Mediterranean record this Friday morning at exactly 0719 UT. Groupama 3 will have to arrive in Carthage before 01hrs 15' 33' (UT) on Saturday 16th May in order to break the record set by Bruno Peyron.... [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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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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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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Volunteers get on board Marine Rescue NSW
Penny Robbins,
In the true spirit of the volunteer movement, more than 600 people have put up their hand to join the State's new volunteer marine rescue organisation.... [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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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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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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