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Troia Portugal Match Cup - Gilmour leads with first day 5-0
Tour Media,
Stage 4 of the 2009 World Match Racing Tour season, Troia Portugal Match Cup, began today off the beautiful shores of the Troia peninsular with a shifty 5-7 knot breeze which built throughout the day to 12-14 knots. Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing, Philippe Presti (FRA) and Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing team are the early leaders after 10 flights of racing.... [more]
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Nominations now open for NSW Maritime Medals
NSW Maritime,
Nominations are now open for the NSW Maritime Medals and nominations close at 5 pm on the third Friday in August.!Click_here_to_download nomination_forms!new... [more]
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ISAF Athletes' Commission - Online Voting Now Open
Voting to determine the Olympic event representatives for the ISAF Athletes' Commission is now in progress online from 15-21 June 2009. Only athletes who are 'actively campaigning for the Olympics' and ranked on the ISAF World Rankings will be entitled to vote for candidates in the Olympic event in which they are campaigning.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team sit comfortably after Day 1 in Portugal
Mirsky Racing Team media,
After completing five matches in light winds, and strong tide, MRT have notched up three wins and two losses at the Troia Portugal Match Cup, putting them in good stead for the remaining races of the round robin.... [more]
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Australian Sailing Team gears up for London with SLAM
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia has signed a long term sponsorship deal with apparel manufacturer SLAM which will see Australian sailors wearing the iconic sailing brand until the 2012 London Olympic Games.... [more]
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Day Two: Dee Caffari looking get back on schedule
Event media,
Following a successful start to the record attempt on Monday night the Dee Caffari team hit the expected light winds yesterday, lasting a little longer than anticipated the slow down has put the team a few hours behind the record pace... [more]
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CNN's Mainsail talks to Ernesto Bertarelli about America's Cup Cats
CNN's Mainsail,
CNN's MainSail show visited the Alinghi base in Switzerland to try to catch a glimpse the new Alinghi - but they came no closer to seeing the boat under construction. MainSail presenter Shirley Robertson only got as far as the compound gates in her quest to see the vessel. The team's design co-coordinator, Grant Simms, told CNN that the design would not be revealed until the latest possible point.... [more]
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Telefonica Blue resumes racing after fantastic job by shore crew
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Telefonica Blue have resumed racing in leg nine and are en route to Stockholm.The team informed the Volvo Ocean Race duty officers they were continuing their leg at 19:16 GMT. On Sunday, Telefonica Blue found themselves stuck on a rock just after the start, outside Marstrand. It took great effort to free the boat and an even bigger push by the shore crew to repair the damage... [more]
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Giraglia Race - Tacticians put their thinking caps on
Giraglia Distance Race success was all in the hands of the tacticians aboard the 190 yachts that set out from St Tropez today. The four-six knot northeasterly, though light and shifty, was just enough to get the Maxi and Swan 45 fleet off on their 243-nautical mile journey to Genoa via La Giraglia off the north end of Corsica.... [more]
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Belcher and Page finish fifth at 470 European Championship
Craig Heydon,
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page has finished fifth in the 2009 European Championships on Lake Traunsee in Austria. Australian skipper Mathew Belcher said that himself and Page were able to take a lot out of their limited time on the water in just their second European regatta together.... [more]
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Nomination guidelines for Australian Youth Sailing Team released
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia has released the guidelines for the nomination and selection of the OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team for the 2010 ISAF World Youth Sailing Championship.... [more]
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Qld Youth Week Optimist Green Fleet Camp
Suellen Hurling,
The OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week regatta is just a few weeks away and the entries are pouring in from all the states of Australia and from New Zealand.... [more]
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I'll answer that next week - Melbourne Latitude Series
John Curnow,
He probably is crazy to go out into Bass Strait at this time of year, which is why it is going to take Robin Hewitt a week to recover from the recent Melbourne Latitude Series. At the very least he walked away from it as the winner, so that will go some way to allaying the fears about his mental state.... [more]
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Difficult conditions test Australian Optimist Sailors in Singapore
Janet Jerwood,
Light, shifty winds coupled with a strong current tested 16 of Australia's Optimist Sailors last week in Singapore. The Sentosa Singapore National Championships has become a popular regatta for the Aussies, attracting a large international fleet to a venue well known for predominantly light breezes... two factors which our sailors often have limited opportunity to experience.... [more]
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'I'll be back!' 42 sq km of algae heading towards Qingdao... again
Xinhua News Agency,
The algae bloom, covering about 42 square kilometers, was drifting north at 9 km per day and was some 120 km from Dagong island of the coastal Qingdao city by Monday, said an official with the North China Sea Branch of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA).... [more]
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Ericsson 4 wins Volvo Ocean Race, Puma Racing wins Leg 9
Volvo Ocean Race media and Sail-World,
A third place finish in leg nine has been enough for Ericsson 4 to provisionally win the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09. The team now has a 13-point lead over PUMA, with just 12 points available in the rest of the race. Skippered by multiple Olympic medalist and America's Cup tactician, Torben Grael (BRA), Ericsson 4's ten strong crew has five New Zealanders aboard including two watch captains.... [more]
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PUMA wins Leg 9 of Volvo Ocean Race - their first!!
Kate Fairclough,
PUMA won leg nine of the Volvo Ocean Race at 22:43:10 local (20:43:10 GMT) this evening, achieving their first leg win of the race to date. In the most nail-biting finish ever witnessed in the Volvo Ocean Race, PUMA began an intense tacking duel with Ericsson 3 just minutes from the finish line off Sandham, Sweden with the aim of causing Ericsson 3 to either slow or make a mistake. Ericsson 3 did.... [more]
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Sunrise start concludes 470 Europeans
470 media/amended by ISAF,
At 07:00 on Sunday morning, racing successfully got underway for both the Men's and Women's 470 fleets, to conclude the 2009 470 European Championships in Austria. One race in each event was needed to have a valid Championship, and a light early morning breeze fulfilled this requirement smoothly.... [more]
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Scorching hot deals on Laser trade-ins!
Jardine Media,
Now is absolutely the best time to trade in your late model Laser for a new boat, with dealers across Australia and New Zealand offering smashing deals! If you're been putting off trading in your beloved Laser, rest assured that a quick trip to your local dealer will probably result in you leaving with a new boat. Laser dealers have been literally overwhelmed with requests for late model boats... [more]
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Entry for Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta opens
Event media,
The Royal Yachting Association has officially opened the entry list for the 2009 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta being held at the Weymouth 2012 Olympic venue from 14-19 September - The event is the seventh and final leg of the ISAF 2008-09 ISAF Sailing World Cup series... [more]
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Dee Caffari using girl power for another World Record Attempt
Roberto Coladangelo,
Dee Caffari, the British yachtswoman who made history by becoming the first woman to sail solo, non stop both ways around the world, set off Monday in her attempt to break the record for sailing around Britain and Ireland... [more]
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