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2011 Around Australia - Start a Good Idea and Nothing can stop it! The Sail-World Team, Start a Good Idea and nothing can stop it!! Last Week West Australian Bob Williams launched the 2011 Around Australia Race and Rally with an online newsletter to Sail-World's Australian Sailing audience. Its not just a walk in the park, its a 7500 nautical mile race, a major time commitment.... [more] Onsend this story
Win $5000 worth of Marina Berthing at any d'Albora location! Natasha Jacobs, Don't miss out on your chance to win $5000 worth of berthing at any of our seven d'Albora Marinas located on prime waterways throughout Sydney, Port Stephens and Melbourne. Akuna Bay, Sydney, Cabarita Point, Sydney, The Spit, Mosman, Sydney, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Pier 35, Melbourne, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney and Victoria Harbour Docklands, Melbourne... [more] Onsend this story
Largest fleet to date of Audi Winter Series compete in Race 9 Jennifer Crooks, Race Nine of the Audi Winter Series 2009 saw early rain showers clear just in time for the start of racing. PRO John Hurley said that today's wind conditions were light and they continued to lighten throughout the afternoon, making the decision to shorten the course a popular one.... [more] Onsend this story
Its all over - Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009 Riath Al Samarrai, Ericsson Racing Team completed their Volvo Ocean Race adventure with Ericsson 4 becoming the official overall winner of the 37,000-mile round the world yacht race in the early hours of Saturday June 27, 2009. 'It has been a long journey, but it feels good - a nice feeling of mission accomplished,' said Torben Grael.... [more] Onsend this story
Aussies take out the Air Pacific South Pacific Hobie 16 Championships Anthony Duchatel, Aussies take out the Air Pacific South Pacific Hobie 16 Championships. Aaron Worral and Bradley Wilson take out the Open event with almost a clean sweep. In second place and Masters champ was Bob Engwirda sailing with Slater. They were pressed to the end by Dave Lovel and Nick King who lost second on a count back. Grandmaster champ, Kerli Corlette sailing with daughter Nicole came home fourth... [more] Onsend this story
French Connection to race at Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Ian Grant, French Kiss Americas Cup sailor Pierre Gal will start as the favourite to defend his Sports Boat line honours title at the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week in mid-August.... [more] Onsend this story
Shed a tear for Line 7 NBR/Sail-World Cruising, If you have spent many a warm day or night thanks to Line 7 wet weather gear, you may want to shed a tear today. The future of the Line 7 Brand of wet weather gear and other clothes for sailors is now in doubt as the company went into receivership yesterday.... [more] Onsend this story
Good steady day for Mirsky Racing Team at Match Cup Sweden Kinley Fowler, Mirsky Racing Team (MRT) got off to a steady start at Match Cup Sweden today, with two wins and one loss in glamorous conditions. In a rematch of the Troia Portugal Match Cup finals, MRT faced off against BlackMatch Racing in the last match of the day.... [more] Onsend this story
Top Class fleet for 2009 Finn Gold Cup Robert Deaves, The form book is wide open going into next week's Finn Gold Cup at Vallensbæk, near Copenhagen in Denmark. With a different winner at each major European event so far this year, picking favourites is easy, but picking a winner would be a hard call.... [more] Onsend this story
Match Cup Sweden - French make good start WMRT Media-Marstrand, Sweden, It was a good day for the French Teams at Match Cup Sweden with all four taking two wins. Also starting well was Torvar Mirsky (AUS) and his Mirsky Racing Team, fresh from his victory at Portugal Match Cup and the runner up here last year, Mirsky is clearly happy to be back and wants to go one better than his second place position from '08.... [more] Onsend this story
Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup on Fuerteventura Christian Tillmanns, For windsurfers and kiteboarders, Fuerteventura is the Hawaii of Europe. From 17th July to 1st August 2009, windsurfing and kiteboarding world championship events will be held on Fuerteventura. The windsurfing programme includes slalom and freestyle disciplines. The kiteboarders will compete in the freestyle discipline and there also will be a kiteloop competition.... [more] Onsend this story
Winds ease at Cape Reinga and Noumea Race gets back on track Richard Gladwell and RAYC Media, Racing has resumed in the Auckland to Noumea race after very testing weather conditions which forced three yachts to retire, and several others to suspend racing. The wind is turning west, with winds in the vicinity of approx 25 - 30 knots. Lagoon Ozone reports that they have had occasional gusts up to 40 knots, however tells us that the winds are now easing... [more] Onsend this story
Record fleet of 98 Stars enter Rolex Baltic Week for European title Andreas Kling, Record fleet of 98 Stars enter Rolex Baltic Week for class European Championship. Nearly 100 crews from 27 nations will race in the open 2009 Star Class European Championship from 4 to 11 July on the Outer Kiel Fjord.... [more] Onsend this story
Burlton and crew take UK SB3 National title with a race to spare Katie Ashworth, Craig Burlton has won the UK SB3 National Championships in Falmouth, beating some of the country's best small-boat sailors. Burlton's Gill Race Team, crewed by Steve White and Adam Heeley, sealed victory in the 68-boat fleet despite their closest rival - Team Zimmer skippered by Mike Budd - winning the penultimate race.... [more] Onsend this story
Notice of Race - Waterloo Bay Championship for 18ft Skiffs Mark Graveson, The Brisbane 18 Footers will be holding an 'open' 18ft skiff championship event from Darling Point Sailing Squadron, from Friday September 18 to Monday September 21, 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
Accommodation Specials! Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2009 Kristie Kaighin, We specialise in luxury self-contained apartments and homes on Hamilton Island. Due to some last minute cancellations we have some fantastic apartments still available for Race Week!... [more] Onsend this story
18 footers in Europe – all dressed up and no where to go Célia Mas-Delfault/amended by Sail-World, A strong field of 18 foot skiffs from Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand and Switzerland have assembled at the Yacht Club de Carnac for the inaugural Mark Foy Trophy series from 28th June to 4th July... [more] Onsend this story
Idle Time serves notice for Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Ian Grant, Whitsunday Sailing Club Commodore Kevin Fogarty has given notice that Idle Time will be on the pace when they contest the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week performance handicap class championship in August.... [more] Onsend this story
Audi Winter Series Race 9 images Peter Andrews, Peter Andrews sent these images of today's race 9 of the Audi Winter Series. 148 yachts, the largest fleet of the Audi Winter Series to date took part.... [more] Onsend this story
Pure Blonde Outrigger Cup 2009 images from Andrea Francolini Andrea Francolini, Pure Blonde Hamilton Island Outrigger Cup 2009. The Whitsundays put on a postcard perfect last last day for the 42km OC6 marathon race.... [more] Onsend this story
Melbourne Winter Series - A Week! John Curnow, ...is a short time in yachting and that is all you have to get your entry in, if you have not already signed on for this great annual event.... [more] Onsend this story
Top ten finish for Transfusion at Rolex Farr 40 Worlds KPMS, Porto Cervo laid it on thick and the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2009 delivered. Two races were sailed in winds from the northwest that gusted to the mid-twenties and stretched the already tired crews on the last day of competition. The scene was fit for a Championship finale and the two leading contenders made sure the curtain did not fall on the regatta without a flourish from those on stage.... [more] Onsend this story
Countback win at Moth European Championship 2009 Sail-World, It was tight at the top in the 2009 Moth European Championship sailed out of Horsens Yacht Club. After eight races the defending champion Swiss sailor Arnaud Psarofaghis and Britain's Simon Payne, who won his World title at this venue in 2006, had four winds and two seconds and were tied on points.... [more] Onsend this story
More images from the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race - St Petersburg Volvo Ocean Race Media, More images from the finish of Leg 10 and the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg, Russia... [more] Onsend this story
Images from the start of the 2009 Auckland to Noumea Race Richard Gladwell and Royal Akarana YC, Images from the start of the Auckland to Noumea Race 27 June 2009... [more] Onsend this story
Images from the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race - St Petersburg Volvo Ocean Race Media, Images from the finish of Leg 10 and the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg, Russia... [more] Onsend this story
Skiffs arrive in Carnac for Mark Foy Trophy Event media, The 18 foot skiffs have arrived at the Yacht Club de Carnac to take part in the first edition of the Mark Foy Trophy which will take place from the 28th June to the 4th July.... [more] Onsend this story
Auckland Noumea Race gets underway in fog - strong winds ahead Event Media, A dense fog surrounded Auckland and the Waitemata harbour all day, which lifted just before the start of the 2009 Ocean Race - just in time for both the Race Committee onboard HMNZS Resolution and the competitors to make out the entire start line. It must of been arranged for the fleet from someone above, as shortly after the start, the fog set back in again with only 200 – 300m visibility. Th... [more] Onsend this story
Francolini images from Pure Blonde Hamilton Island Outrigger Cup 09 Andrea Francolini images, Photographer Andrea Francolini sent these images from the Pure Blonde Hamilton Island Outrigger Cup 09. The event commenced on June 25th and runs until June 28th.... [more] Onsend this story
First Leg win for Telefónica Black in thrilling Volvo Ocean Race Final Volvo Ocean Race media, It was an historic moment tonight in St Petersburg, Russia, when as the White Night turned to dawn the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, led by Telefónica Black in a thrilling climax, crossed the tenth and final finish line of this nine-month, 37,000 nm race around the world.... [more] Onsend this story
Close finishes mark the end of the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg Richard Gladwell, Sail-World and Volvo OR Media, The Volvo Ocean Race is over - finishing in St Petersburg, Russia with Telefonica Black taking the final leg after a tacking fuel with Puma Racing (Ken Read. The second place on the final leg gave Read and his crew second place overall in the 37,000nm sailing marathon. Ericsson 4 (Torben Grael) took an unassailable lead after Leg 9 to win the 2008/09 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more] Onsend this story
Volvo Ocean Race extended - No, it's not 1 April !! Sail-World and Ken Read, After sailing 37,000nm around the planet, organisers have extended the length of Volvo Ocean Race to meet a deadline for the raising of two bridges at the entrance to St Petersburg. Leg leader, Puma Racing's Ken Read is incredulous. read his latest email.... [more] Onsend this story
Slot Reservations flooding in for 2011 Around Australia Ocean Race Event Media, The 2011 Race event is for monohull and multihull yachts (Category 1). The event format is designed to allow yachts from all around Australia, and overseas, to compete.... [more] Onsend this story
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