Just before the weekend- sailing news

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Australian RS:X titles Nationals in Port Stephens
Tracey Johnstone,
The RSX Australian Championship, combined with the BicTechno Friendship Regatta, was held over the June long-weekend on the waters of Port Stephens for a fleet of Australian and international competitors.... [more]
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Alegria trains with the Whales at Port Stephens
Jody O'Brien,
The crew from Alegria enjoyed two days of solid sail training last weekend at Nelson Bay that included some wildlife adventures, with the Archambault 40 involved in a rather cosy encounter with a very curious whale in the Port Stephens Marine Park.... [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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Personal EPIRBS for Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race
Suellen Hurling,
The 3rd Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race (B2K) is only six weeks away which means skippers and crews are in the stages of organising the abundance of safety equipment required to race in a Category 2 event.... [more]
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Giraglia fleet have their patience tested by conditions
The 190-boat Giraglia fleet crept towards La Giraglia rock and the turn towards the finish in Genoa. Bella Mente navigator Robert Hopkins emailed, 'As of 0500, we have been becalmed for an hour. Container has coasted to a stop to our north and Alegre appears to be less than a .5 mile behind us.'... [more]
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French charge at Troia Portugal Match Cup
Dobbs Davis,
The French have come on strong here in Day Two action at the Troia Portugal Match Cup. Presti, on eight wins, leads the field with just few flights remaining in the Round Robin competition.... [more]
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Last minute Specials on Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation
Kristie Kaighin,
Private luxury apartments, villas and houses available for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week. Get in quick before you miss out! See wide range of options: www.whitsundayholidays.com.au/hamilton-island-accommodation.html.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team still in the hunt at Portugal Match Cup
Mirsky Racing Team,
Day two of the Portugal Match Cup saw competitors face long delays and trying conidtions. Mirsky Racing Team sits with four wins and four losses with three races left in the round before the quarter final stage.... [more]
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JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Flavia Bateson,
The JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, takes place on Saturday 20 June with a total entry of 1,779 boats this year. True to the ethos of the event, competitors come from all walks of life. Professional and Olympic sailors line up with family cruisers, sportsboats, classic yachts and one designs... [more]
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Sean Wallis and his team win first J24 Asia-Pacific Championship
Alyn Stevenson,
Sean Wallis and his team for Perth sailed a brilliant Regatta to win the first J24 Asia - Pacific Championship. The Perth team won five of the six heats sailed and were just too good for the star studded fleet. The Championship was the first of the new J24 Asia - Pacifc circuit with enormous interest in the region in the class.... [more]
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Seawind Whitsunday Rally sails into Town
Brent Vaughan,
The third annual Seawind Whitsunday Rally will soon set sail from Shute Harbour on Saturday June 20 for a week of racing and partying around the Whitsunday Islands onboard 14 Seawind catamarans.... [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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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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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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