Etchells Mid-winters, Gilmour & Mirsky doing well in Korea

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A glorious day, a long weekend, get out in the water. We are heading offshore for the first day of the Musto Etchells Australian titles.

Musto Etchells Winter Nationals 2009 - Day One early - the weather
Rob Kothe,
Fifty four gleaming white One Design Etchells will line up around 11am, north east of Point Cartwright, off Mooloolaba for the 2009 Musto Etchells Winter Championships... [more]
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Korea Match Cup: Ainslie spoils Gilmour's day
James Boyd, WMRT Media,
Ainslie has now sailed all his races in the round robin finishing with eight wins in 11 matches. 'We made mistakes,' said tactician and double Olympic Gold medallist, Iain Percy. 'Things are getting better every day and slowly we are learning the game between us. We have done all our races so we don't have to get up tomorrow morning!'... [more]
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2009 Albert Sailing Club Inland Waters Regatta
Event media,
Albert Sailing Club's annual Inland Waters regatta is being sailed on Albert Park Lake on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June. The regatta will follow a short race series format with races in three sessions on Saturday pm, Sunday am and Sunday pm.... [more]
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International 470 Class supports Sailors from 12 Nations
Luissa Smith,
The International 470 Class is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 International Solidarity Programme (ISP), which provides funding towards the entry fees for 470 Championships.... [more]
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Portimao Global Ocean Race Leg 5 ice-limit and scoring gate announced
Oliver Dewar,
The start of the Portimão Global Ocean Race Leg 5 from Charleston, South Carolina, to Portimão, Portugal is scheduled for 1030 local (1430 UTC) on Thursday (04/06). On Thursday morning, the boats will be blessed by a local priest at the MegaDock within City Marina at around 0800 local and will leave the dock at 0830... [more]
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Musto Etchells Winter series - Ready to Rock
Al Constable,
Today was designated Registration and Weigh-in Day at the Musto Etchells Australian Winter Championship 2009, Mooloolaba. At the weigh-in this morning, several high profile sailors have been made to sweat - literally - after failing to make the strict Etchells weight limit.... [more]
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Day 3 at Finn World Masters - French lake rolls the dice
Robert Deaves,
Laurent Hay (FRA) couldn't maintain his unbeaten record on day three of the Finn World Masters in Maubuisson, France. Two more sets of races were completed with wins going to Stephane Alexis (FRA) and Marc Allain des Beauvais (FRA) in race four and to defending champion André Budzien (GER) and Jürgen Eiermann (GER) in race five... [more]
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Mooloolaba Winter Regatta - Etchells sailors under the Radar
Rob Kothe,
There is a strong Australian Etchells racing circuit. Already this year the Commonwealth Bank Australian titles were sailed in Adelaide, followed by the Audi Etchells World Championship and tomorrow a 55 boat fleet will start its six race Musto Etchells Winter Championship off Mooloolaba on Queensland's Sunshine coast.... [more]
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Solid start for Mirsky Racing Team in Korea
Kinley Fowler - MRT,
Mirsky Racing Team sits with one win one loss on the opening day of Korea Match Cup held in the Gyeonggi Province.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 3 June 2009
ISAF media,
Spain move top in the national standings after gaining one of two new world 1 crews in the latest release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings on 3 June 2009.... [more]
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What type of sailor are you?
Simon Payne,
Last night I was thinking about different types of sailors. I thought this time, rather than considering individuals at the event, I'd look at categories of sailors instead. Here are mine, I'm sure there are more . . .... [more]
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Tradewind sailing at its best. Koh Samui Regatta, day 3,
The south westerly tradewind has set in with a vengeance, producing champagne sailing conditions and huge thrills for crews on their flying machines. After a short two lap windward/leeward race the Racing Class and Multihulls joined the rest of the classes that had set off earlier on a passage race to the islands south of Samui and back.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup - Hunting The Weather Mark
James Boyd,
After a brisk training day when the Bakewell White designed KM36s were being pushed to the limit in 25+ knot winds, so a night of rain, thunder and lightning gave way to an afternoon of racing that started in 8-10 knots and got progressively lighter.... [more]
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Operation 'Cold Water'
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime is to stage a statewide boating safety campaign called Operation Cold Water this long weekend.... [more]
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Leaders of world's premier yacht clubs 'in the same boat'
Peter Campbell,
The International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) has released its second annual Commodore's Concerns survey. Each year, ICOYC invites its member Commodores to express their major current concerns to help establish the agenda for inter-club discussions at its International Forum, and on its virtual electronic discussion board... [more]
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Finn World Masters - Laurent Hay of France leads
Robert Deaves,
While those around him were losing their heads in the blazing French sun, local favourite Laurent Hay of France steered a steady course to win both his heats on day two at the Finn World Masters in Maubuisson, France, to extend his lead at the head of the 264 boat fleet... [more]
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Perth 2011 unveils its branding
Perth 2011 Media,
Perth 2011 today unveiled its new Master Brand for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre in Perth, Western Australia in front of an audience of Australian media and key Western Australian sporting and political identities.... [more]
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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 debuts on the world stage at Kiel Week
Event media /,
The new Olympic boat the Elliott 6m will finally make its debut 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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