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Tonight while even Brisbane shivers remember its T-short weather in FNQ in August.

Have you entered Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week or the even more northerly Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week?

Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week NOR online – Enter now
Denis Thompson,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race 2009 week is now only two months away and time to dig into the back of the wardrobe for your loudest floral shirt and best sunscreen. As southerners shiver into Winter, the excitement of race week is starting to build. The Notice-of-Race has been published and entries are already starting to come in. Check the event website [more]
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Yanmar Racing Team looks back at Korea Match Cup
Media Services,
After Peter Gilmour and Yanmar Racing lost against Bjorn Hansen (SWE) in the quarterfinal of the Korea Match Cup, the team had a fight on its hands to finish as high as possible, in the fifth through eighth places group.... [more]
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Images from Audi MedCup Day 1
Ingrid Abery images,
Images from photographer Ingrid Abery at the AudiMedCup Marseille Trophy. Emirates Team New Zealand's TP52 leads the field out on Marseille's Rade Sud at the AudiMedCup Marseille Trophy.... [more]
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Images from the finish of Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 8 in Marstrand (SWE)
Dave Kneale and Rick Tomlinson,
Top international sailing photographers, Rick Tomlinson and Dave Kneale provided these images from the finish of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean race in Marstrand, Sweden... [more]
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Strong gusts and wicked shifts on Day 3 470 Europeans
Rick van Wijngaarden/Amended by,
The Open 470 Class Championships for Men/Mixed and Women went into it's fourth day today. In a total contrast compared to the days before, wind came, and built to over 25 knots. Today's main objective was to finalize the qualifiers in the men's 470 event.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team interviewed by,
Torvar Mirsky and his Mirsky Racing Team are in Valencia for a week of match race training and corporate events. The young up-and-coming match race team from Australia is in the host city of the 32nd America's Cup in order to train together with Adam Minoprio and BlackMatch Racing as well as help Victory Challenge with their corporate hospitality program onboard their two America's Cup yachts.... [more]
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2009 Catalunya Costa Brava PWA World Cup – Day 3
PWA media,
2009 Catalunya Costa Brava PWA World Cup – Day 3 and light winds presented the opportunity for the PWA slalom fleet to reflect on the first race, rest aching muscles and re-charge their batteries. Unfortunately as the wind increased, high altitude clouds blocked the sun and with it, shut down any hope of competition for the day.... [more]
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Sentosa Oppie Open Champs, Singapore - day 3
Sean Lee and Daniella Ng, SingaporeSailing,
It is the third day of the regatta with no/light winds. Sailing sure is a sport which not only tests one's physical strength, but is mentally challenging too! It is predicted to have winds of about 5-6 knots from 1300H till about 1500H in the afternoon. Hopefully, the race committee will be able to squeeze 2 to 3 races in that window period.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Emirates Team NZ extend lead, Roma leads GP42s
Event Media,
The Rade Sud delivered the conditions as westerly winds to 20 knots produced fast, physiscally challenging racing for both fleets. Emirates Team New Zealand proved the most consistent, top scorers of the day across the three windward-leeward races when they posted a 2,1,2 from the three races which were contested... [more]
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Green Dragon on podium after leg 8 Volvo Ocean Race
Lucy Harwood,
It was celebrations onboard Green Dragon this morning as they held onto a podium spot taking third place on Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Galway to Marstrand. This leg was one of the shortest so far but it was unrelenting on the crews as they tacked and gybed their way from Ireland to Sweden, there was no end of manoeuvres pushing the crews to exhaustion.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie receives CBE
Dan Wilkinson,
Britain's triple Olympic gold medallist sailor Ben Ainslie received a CBE today from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (Thursday 11 June), for services to sport at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Thrilling finish as Puma comes storming back
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
In a thrilling finish to leg eight of the Volvo Ocean Race from Galway to Marstrand, Sweden, Ericsson 4 pulled out all the stops to take a third leg win in a row. Ericsson 4 made her way to the front on day four, arriving at the Rotterdam Gate in first place.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma second into Marstrand but only just!
Kate Fairclough,
PUMA finished leg eight of the Volvo Ocean Race in second place at 05:04:46 local (03:04:46 GMT) this morning. The PUMA team staged an incredible comeback in the final 24 hours of the leg, crossing the line less than a minute ahead of third placed Green Dragon in yet another incredibly close finish.... [more]
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Ericsson 4 is first into Marstrand
Volvo media,
Ericsson 4 has done it again. In a thrilling finish to leg eight of the Volvo Ocean Race from Galway to Marstrand, Sweden, Ericsson 4 pulled out all the stops to take a third leg win in a row. PUMA finished second and, after a heroic effort from the crew, Green Dragon clung on to third place... [more]
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2009 Korea Match Cup images from Gareth Cooke
Gareth Cooke images/,
Images of 2009 Korea Match Cup taken by photographer Gareth Cooke - Subzero Images.... [more]
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RQYS Sail & Play Program
Tom Johns,
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron isn't hibernating over winter, with the popular school holiday program Sail & Play running again these June/July school holidays.... [more]
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Fierce competition at Open 470 Class European Championships
Rick van Wijngaarden/ amended,
Open 470 Class European Championships for Men/Mixed and Women - both men's groups completed one race today, as did the women's fleet. Although wind conditions were light, competition was fierce. Eight nations from three continents are represented in the current men's 470 top 10. Nine nations from the same number of continents are represented in the women's 470 top 10.... [more]
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Apply now for $5M in Better Boating grants
Brad Schmitt,
Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi said today increased funding has made available for recreational boating infrastructure projects under NSW Maritime's Better Boating Program.... [more]
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Perfect Winter Conditions for Round 1 of the Interclub Challenge
Pam Scrivenor,
The Interclub Challenge consists of three regattas held at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Each club submits two teams for each regatta. The regatta consists of six races and each team is allowed to discard their worst result. The overall winner of each regatta is determined by the tally of both team's scores.... [more]
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Albeau and Ghibaudo take lead at Catalunya Costa Brava PWA World Cup
PWA Media,
Strong gusty winds see Antoine Albeau and Valerie Ghibaudo take an early lead after a furious first round in Costa Brava. Men's Race 1 continued as expected, with all of the top 20 seeds passing through to the quarterfinals without any troubles. Heat 11 saw one of the favorites for the event Kevin Pritchard (Starboard/Gaastra) blow up down the reach as his outhaul rope exploded.... [more]
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Perfect start for Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta
Event media,
Day one of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta could not have been more picture perfect. Pierluigi Loro Piana's My Song took victory on handicap in the first of four scheduled races in the event organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Boat International Media which will run until June 13th. Fastest around the course were three of the five competing Wally yachts.... [more]
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Emirates Team New Zealand sets the pace in Audi MedCup
MedCup Media,
Emirates Team New Zealand confirmed that their powerful new Botin Carkeek designed TP52 is no slouch in lighter breezes when they won two of three races today on Marseille's Rade Sud. Added to the third place in the day's second windward-leeward contest the Kiwi team lead overall by seven clear points in the Audi MedCup Circuit's Marseille Trophy.... [more]
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RS Racing launch new RS100 single-hander
Event media,
RS Racing has just launched the first prototype of a new hiking single-handed class with asymmetric spinnaker, which looks set to become the much anticipated RS100. The RS100 will have epoxy construction, a carbon mast and an easily driven hull... [more]
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Minoprio regains World Match Racing Tour Championship lead
The top team at the end of the ten-stage 2009 World Tour team will be crowned 2009 ISAF Match Racing World Champions and Adam Minoprio's (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing are back in pole position.... [more]
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Images from the Practice race of the Audi MedCup, Marseilles
Ian Roman and Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographers, Ian Roman and Gilles Martin-Raget present this gallery of images from the Practice Day at the Audi MedCup sailed at Marseilles.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Sleeping wherever and whenever you can
Various Volvo Ocean Race Comprtitors,
Latest news from the Volvo Ocean Race boats on Leg 8. The general feeling onboard is the same - everyone is suffering from a lack of sleep during this leg.... [more]
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Conditions baffling Team Mowgli in Portimao Global Ocean Race
Oliver Dewar,
Over the past 24 hours the distance between the Portimao Global Ocean Race race leader Desafio Cabo de Hornos and second place Beluga Racer expanded by 20 miles. West of the fleet leaders and in less stable conditions, the British duo of Jeremy Salvesen and David Thomson on Team Mowgli and solo sailor Michel Kleinjans on Roaring Forty have been picking up speed... [more]
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Australian Graeme Owens honoured in Queen's Birthday Awards
Jenny Honeybun,
Australian International Umpire and Juror, Graeme Owens was this week honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours Awards with an Order of Australia Medal. With over 50 years of dedication to the world sailing scene, Graeme's resume is impressive to say the least. This quiet achiever is certainly well deserving of the award, the news of which has been well received within the sailing community.... [more]
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