No Seaboots on the Plane - heading for Mooloolaba

03 Jun 2009                                       To respond to this email CLICK HERE

Major Events


Last time we left Lake Macquarie and headed north it was for the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, there was 300mm of rain the night before we flew in and the plane had to go round twice to get down between the gusts. Really did need those seaboots.

Not going to be like that today, there has been some light rain in Mooloolaba and light weather expected for the next four days for the Musto Etchells Winter regatta. Will make for a testing time for tacticians. We will bring all the latest news & pix.

Here is all the latest news from all around the sailing world.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

Big fleet for 13th Musto Etchells Winter Nationals in Mooloolaba
Rob Kothe,
On Friday morning at 11am a top class fleet of 55 Etchells One Design boats will start three days of intense racing in a six race series for the 13th annual Musto Winter National Championship, to be sailed just off the mouth of the Mooloolah River near Point Cartwright.... [more]
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Pride on the line at Musto Etchells Australian Mid-Winter Championship
Ian Grant,
Sunshine Coast sailors including 2004 World champion Greg Torpy and 2009 World title winning crew member Bucky Smith head an impressive list of title challengers representing Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australian clubs.... [more]
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Strong International IRC fleet gathers in the Solent
Louay Habib,
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's National Championships for IRC rated offshore race boats has once again brought out the cream of British yachting for three days of inshore racing over this coming weekend. Over 60 boats will contest the right to become the National Champion on the Solent... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race crew lend their support to Even Keel Project
Tim Kelly,
Volvo Ocean Race crews today showed their support for the Even Keel project, as representatives from Green Dragon, Ericsson 3 and Telefonica Blue joined disabled sailors on the pontoons of Galway Harbour.... [more]
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Elliott 6m débuts on the world stage at Kiel Week
Event media /,
The new Olympic boat the Elliott 6m will finally make its début on the world stage in a couple of weeks during event six of the ISAF Sailing World Cup at Kieler Woche in Germany, which runs from 20 to 28 June. Twenty-four crews from nine different countries are expected to be fighting for the Kieler Woche trophies... [more]
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Day 1 of the A-CAT European Championship,
The first two races of the A-CAT European Championship took place on Lake Constance in light winds of 5 to 8 knots. Steve Brewin of Australia has the overall lead after a third and a first place, tied on a total of four points with Sascha Wallmer of Switzerland... [more]
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Brilliant day of tropical sailing at Koh Samui,
Ten to twelve knots of wind by start time, building to 16 - 18 knots by mid race which continued through to the end of racing. PRO Ross Chisholm decided on courses which took the boats north of Samui, through the passage between Samui and Koh Pangan and back again. 35 nm for the big boats in the racing class and 22 nm for the smaller boats. Good wind, blue sky, warm weather, making it T-shirt and... [more]
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Wot Chicks third at Annapolis following sudden death sail-off
Lisa Ratcliff,
Wot Chicks, finished third overall at the grade 1 BoatU.S Santa Maria Cup sailed in Annapolis after being forced into a sudden death situation. At the outset the breeze made false promises with the practice day cancelled for the ten teams representing six countries as gusts above 24 knots whipped up the Severn River off the Eastport Yacht Club.... [more]
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Just a Quickie!
John Curnow,
Ha Ha! Fooled you. No. it's not a romantic interlude on a deserted beach (although I am sure we'd all be in for that by the time it is really Winter in 2010).... [more]
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Big Bang and a big headache for Telefonica teams
Riath Al-Samarrai,
An explosion at the Telefonica shore base last night has left the team with a substantial headache ahead of Saturday's leg eight start. It is not yet known what caused the fire, but among the destroyed items were the two yachts' radars, as well as some electronic equipment and the base's kitchen.... [more]
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VIS Sailing Head Coach - Position available Melbourne Australia 1/6/09
Stewart Wood,
The Victorian Institute of Sport is seeking a highly experienced and accredited high performance professional, to join the team in the role of Sailing Head Coach.... [more]
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Sixteen Australian Optimist sailors prepare for Singapore Nationals
Janet Jerwood,
Sixteen keen Optimist sailors will travel to Singapore this week to compete in the Singapore Optimist National Championships. The sailors include nine members of the Australian Optimist Sailing Team (AOST) , demonstrating extra-ordinary depth for a junior class that is still developing and growing in Australia.... [more]
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Preparations continue for Leg 5 of the Portimao Global Ocean Race
Oliver Dewar,
The three double-handed teams and one single-handed team in the Portimao Global Ocean Race are completing preparations for the final section of the circumnavigation from Charleston, South Carolina, to Portimão, Portugal.... [more]
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New 'Gun Boat' trophies for Hamilton Island Race Week
Rob Mundle,
Two impressive new ‘Gun Boat' trophies will be introduced at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August this year to recognise the yachts that have dominated the race for line honours during the regatta.... [more]
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...and the Tour rolls on, to Korea
WMRT Media,
In an unprecedented quick turnaround, competitors, coaches, and organizers alike have all boarded planes immediately following Monday's exciting conclusion to Match Race Germany to fly halfway around the world to South Korea, the site of Stage Three of the World Match Racing Tour, starting tomorrow 03 June.... [more]
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Strong fleet line-up for Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta
Peter Campbell,
Nearly 150 women sailors, ranging in age from 16 to the late 60s, will be competing on Melbourne's Port Phillip this coming long weekend in the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta, sailing yachts from J24s to ocean racers.... [more]
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Great Tropical Jazz Party on Magnetic Island follows Race Week
Fiona Harper,
The Great Tropical Jazz Party (, now in its 13th year is an annual festival of cool jazz beneath the palms on tropical Magnetic Island, just 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville. The Jazz Party is timed to follow on a few days after Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week.... [more]
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2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship support and logistics
The Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship has become the definite annual highlight of the youth sailing calendar. At this year's championship in Brazil, the multihull competition is bigger than ever before, with 18 teams set to line up in Hobie 16s representing nations from every continent.... [more]
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Dobroyd Sailor Wins NSW 2009 Radio Controlled (RC) Laser state title
Cliff Bromiley,
Paul Derwent, a sailor with Dobroyd Aquatic Club sailed skilfully to pick up gold at the NSW 2009 Radio Controlled (RC) Laser state championship held at Rodd Point, Sydney on Sunday May 31st.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series 2009 Pictures - Race 5 Sydney Harbour,
Photographer Peter Andrews has been on the water for another Audi Winter Series event - Race 5 Sydney Harbour... [more]
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Ainslie wins first World Match Racing Tour event
Event media,
Match Race Germany ended today with Britain's Ben Ainslie and Team Origin taking 1st place in a first to three points final against Damien Iehl (FRA) and his French Match Racing Team... [more]
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Medal day at Delta Lloyd Olympic Classes Regatta
Great Britain beat the hosts from The Netherlands to the top of the medal table as the Medal Race brought the 2009 Delta Lloyd Regatta, event five of the 2008-09 ISAF Sailing World Cup, to a close. Apart from the Brits and the Dutch, gold medals went to six other nations in Medemblik, with 18 nations winning medals in total... [more]
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Light breezes at BoatUS Santa Maria Cup
Event media,
Light winds prevented the race from the beginning of racing at BoatUS Santa Maria Cup until 2pm. Only one flight was accomplished having significant effect on the standings.... [more]
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Idris Cup awarded to World Champion Guy Stening
Peter Campbell,
The Idris Cup, the perpetual trophy for the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's Yachtsman of the Year, has been awarded to Guy Stening. Commodore Bill Wood presented the prestigious Cup to Guy at the Squadron's annual prize-giving held last Friday evening.... [more]
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America's Cup E-Mailbag - latest correspondence
Various correspondents,
More letters as the life is slowly choked out of the America's Cup. Sail-World is happy to publish our readers' views an opinions on the America's Cup: Please address your contributions to [more]
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Rule changes for 2011 Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo media,
On Sunday morning the Volvo Ocean Race looked again to the future and particularly the next race which is due to start in 2011. The occasion was the third in a series of ‘round table' meetings where future plans for the race are presented and explained - number one objective is to increase the number of competitors in the next race... [more]
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Outteridge and Jensen win Gold for Australia in 49er class
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have won the 49er class at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland, comfortably defending the points lead they took into Sunday's medal race.... [more]
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Images from the Volvo Ocean Race - In-Port race, Galway, Ireland
Dave Kneale and Rick Tomlinson,
Rick Tomlinson and Dave Kneale present a gallery of images from the two In-Port Races sailed in Galway Bay, Ireland during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover... [more]
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Etchells Mid-Winters – Second in world but still to win in Mooloolaba
Rob Kothe,
This coming Friday morning a top class fleet of more than 50 Etchells One Design boats will start three days of intense racing for the 2009 Musto Winter Nationals off Mooloolaba on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.... [more]
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