Aussies having fun sailing Elsewhere - what about YOU?

22 Jun 2009                                       To respond to this email CLICK HERE

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Whether its the Whitsundays or Portugal, Kieler Woche or Fiji - it seems Aussie sailors are having fun- elsewhere. If you've not signed up for the Northern Regatta's... you will be saying that in August and September too. DO IT NOW!!

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Mirsky beats Minoprio to win Troia Portugal Match Cup
Dobbs Davis,
In only their second full season on the World Match Racing Tour, Torvar Mirsky (AUS) and his Mirsky Racing Team of Kinley Fowler, Kyle Langford, Tudur Owen, and Graeme Spence have claimed their first win at the Troia Portugal Match Cup.... [more]
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Tough - but someone has to do it! - Seawind Whitsunday Rally
Brent Vaughan,
The third annual Seawind Whitsunday Rally set sail from Shute Harbour last Saturday June 20 for a week of racing and partying around the Whitsunday Islands onboard 14 Seawind catamarans.... [more]
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2009 International Canoe Australian Championships
Event Media - Christian Knott,
Clear blue skies and great sailing conditions greeted the Australian International Canoe (IC) fleet at Toukley Sailing Club for the 2009 National Championships. The fleet featured a broad range of sailing experience ranging from current world and national champion Hayden Virtue to several sailors competing in their first nationals in this exhilarating and challenging class.... [more]
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Accommodation Specials for Hamilton Island Race Week 2009!
Kristie Kaighin,
There are only a few luxury apartments and homes available for Race Week 2009! Get in quick and take advantage of our last minute specials we are now offering! All properties are fully self-contained and also include a complimentary buggy.... [more]
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Alfa Romeo races across the Pacific for 2009 Sydney to Hobart
Edward Rowe,
‘Alfa Romeo' and its skipper, Neville Crichton, are literally racing across the Pacific Ocean to take part in the 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. Crichton, who won the 2002 Rolex Sydney to Hobart race and the 2003 Fastnet race, and ‘Alfa Romeo', which came second in the 2005 Hobart are taking part in the USA's oldest and longest ocean race, the TransPac, from Los Angeles to Hawaii.... [more]
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Crews jet in for Hobie challenge
Fiji Times Online,
Overseas crews are flying in to Fiji to compete in the Air Pacific South Pacific Hobie Champion-ships and the Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge. Amongst the entries are past and current Hobie world champions, and the regatta will include some of Fiji's most experienced sailors.... [more]
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Maurice Drent Boating Services trophy Race 3 on Pioneer Bay
Ian Grant,
A mystery surrounds the reversal of form shown by skipper Col Forster when he helmed Esoteric to a tied eighthth place in the important third race of the Maurice Drent Boating Services trophy series on Pioneer Bay last week... [more]
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Puma Ocean Racing team finish Stockholm In Port race in second
Kate Fairclough,
The Puma Ocean Racing team today finished an incredibly close Stockholm In Port race competition in second place. On tie break, the Puma team finished the day in second place and continue to maintain second place overall in the Volvo Ocean Race, 6.5 points ahead of Telefonica Blue.... [more]
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Aviva on track to smash monohull speed record
Aviva Ocean Racing Team,
Dee Caffari and her all female crew aboard Aviva have the record for sailing around Britain and Ireland firmly in their sights as they passed the Scilly Isles Sunday morning.... [more]
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All quiet at Farr 40 Audi Invitational
Jill Campbell,
Today was the second and final day of racing at the Audi Invitational but a storm front which is passing across Italy put paid to all hopes of completing the minimum two races required to validate the event. Racing in Porto Cervo for the Farr 40 fleet will begin on Wednesday 24th June with the first start of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2009.... [more]
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Kiel Week 2009 - Australian crews in Germany
Craig Heydon,
Day one of racing at round six of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Kiel, Germany, delivered a strong start for a number of the Australian crews.... [more]
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Telefonica Blue bounces back in Stockholm In-Port Race
Volvo Ocean Race media,
After an extremely disappointing leg nine, which saw second overall in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 slip away when Telefónica Blue ran aground and had to return to Marstrand for emergency repairs, Bouwe Bekking and his men made a remarkable comeback today.... [more]
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Portimao Global Ocean Race - Beluga Racer takes first overall
Oliver Dewar,
Taking second place in Leg 5 of the Portimão Global Ocean Race, Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme on Beluga Racer crossed the finish line at 08:04:42 UTC on Sunday morning (21/09), winning first place overall in this round the world event with a total of 55.5 points.... [more]
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A perfect day's sailing on Sydney Harbour - Audi Winter Series
Jennifer Crooks,
After a very wet, rainy and cold week in Sydney, Race Eight of the Audi Winter Series 2009 turned out to be a perfect day's sailing after a small delay. PRO John Hurley said that today was always going to be a good day. 'There was plenty of gradient out there, so it was just about waiting for the breeze to fill in and making the best of the conditions.'... [more]
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Royal Melbourne victors over Royal Brighton in Frostbite Challenge
Louise Griffiths,
Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron retains Annual Frostbite trophy after beating Royal Brighton Yacht Club in Annual Dinghy Challenge held on chilly Port Phillip Bay.... [more]
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Third time lucky for BlackMatch over Peter Gilmour
BlackMatch Media,
BlackMatch Racing report from Day 4 of racing in the Troia Portugal Match Racing Cup: 'Having lost to Gilmour twice previously in the quarterfinal of the 2007 Monsoon Cup and the Final last year, it was a case of 3rd time lucky as we secured our first win against the three time World Match Racing Champion, in a knockout stage of an event. Our quarter final match up with Gilmour was an extremely cl... [more]
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Chilean Team first to finish leg 5 of Portimao Global Ocean Race
Oliver Dewar,
At 11:37:05 UTC on Saturday 20th June, Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz took first place in Leg 5 of the Portimão Global Ocean Race. Their Class 40 Desafio Cabo de Hornos, crossed the finish line after 15 days 21 hours 07 minutes and 05 seconds of racing from Charleston, South Carolina.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team into semi-finals at Troia Portugal Match Cup
Kyle Langford,
Mirsky Racing Team went into the day at the Troia Portugal Match Cup knowing they were one win away from a guaranteed top four placing and a semi-final berth. MRT displayed strong crew work to defend and even extend their lead to sail to victory over the French veteran Presti (French Match Racing Team).... [more]
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ICAP Leopard takes Round the Island Race monohull line honours
Alex Mills,
British supermaxi, ICAP Leopard, owned by Helical Bar PLC Chief Executive Mike Slade, has today taken monohull line honours in the JP Morgan Asset Management Round The Island Race. ICAP Leopard's afterguard called a great race in the testing conditions, using every shift to gain an advantage over the other competitors.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team into Troia Portugal Match Cup Semi-Finals
Dobbs Davis,
Four teams have emerged on top to compete in tomorrow's Semi-Final stage of the Troia Portugal Match Cup. There may be some metaphorical value in the fact that the one pair that went to five had the oldest and youngest skippers doing battle against each other, with both also being from the Southern hemisphere.... [more]
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Aviva back on record breaking pace

Dee Caffari and her all female crew have pushed Aviva hard over the past twenty four hours and are now back on the pace required to beat the record for sailing around Britain and Ireland... [more]
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Images of Stockholm: Telefonica Blue finishes Leg 9
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Images of the finish of Telefonica Blue (Bouwe Bekking) on Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race. She was forced to suspend racing after hitting a rock while leading the leg.... [more]
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Sponsors get behind Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Race
Suellen Hurling,
In today's day and age sponsors are difficult to come by, but when an event such as the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race shows in the calendar, the enthusiasm shown by potential sponsors is outstanding.... [more]
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Victoria's Sailors of the Year named
Jennifer Milligan,
Olympians Sarah Blanck and Glenn Ashby have taken out top honours at the annual Victorian Yachting awards – both now named Sailor of the Year an unprecedented six times each.... [more]
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Kokomo and Estate Master enter Audi Invitational in Italy
Jill Campbell,
Twenty four Farr 40 yachts are due to start racing tomorrow in the Audi Invitational organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in Porto Cervo. With ten nationalities represented by the fleet, a number of strong international participants will also be vying for victory.... [more]
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MRT Young Guns take on the Old Fox at Troia Portugal Match Cup
Kinley Fowler,
Mirsky Racing Team had a good day on the water today at the Troia Portugal Match Cup with the completion of the round robin seeing them qualify in seventh place going into the quarter finals. Tomorrow sees the final races of the quarter finals where MRT look to qualify for the semi finals of the Portugal Match Cup.... [more]
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Quarter-Final Teams decided at Troia Portugal Match Cup
Dobbs Davis,
Eight teams have advanced to this next stage in the competition out of 12 who came here for a slice of the 50,000 Euro prize money purse at the beautiful Troia Resort - Britain's Ian Williams will face Sebastian Col of France in the Quarter-Finals at Troia Portugal Match Cup on Saturday... [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 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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