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What a weekend!!

James Spithill's BMWOracle Extreme 40 leads the iShares series after round 2. Sister Katie just won the Womens division of the Match Cup in Sweden, Pete Gilmour the World Match Racing Tour event, the Match Cup in Sweden.

The Australian 18 footer fleet just finished an amazing Mark Foy Trophy regatta in France; we had lots and lots and lots of pix. This week we will have all the news from Star Europeans and the Finn Gold Cup. Oh yes and the new Alighi cat is coming out to play.

Andrew ‘Dog' Palfrey- the sailing dog reports on his most recent European tour.

Peter Campbell is back in Tasmania and his beloved Bonbridge 27 Hornblower is on the market, she had an interesting time on the weekend.

Bob Williams provides an update on the 2011 Around Australia Race and Rally as the slot reservations just keep rolling in.

Alfa Romeo heads for Hawaii.

All the news is here.

The Sail-World Team

America's Cup Spycam - latest images here

With the lack of Mutual Consent in the current edition of the America's Cup between Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing, there are no rules regarding espionage activities between teams, or indeed what the public can see. Sail-World is happy to run legally obtained images of either BMW Oracle Racing or Alinghi. Stayed tuned for the latest on the road to the 33rd America's Cup... [more]
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2011 Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally - the latest update!
The Sail-World Team,
Latest update! Eleven Days ago West Australian Bob Williams launched the 2011 Around Australia Race and Rally. 'The majority of the slot reservations are from the Pacific Ocean coast with New South Wales dominating but the Indian Ocean Coast, represented by Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria, are all consistently claiming slots. Overseas entries from New Zealand, the UK, and the USA.... [more]
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Return of the King at Match Cup Sweden
WMRT Media,
The arrival of a cold front over night brought clouds and cooler conditions for day 7 of Match Cup Sweden, the fifth stage of the World Match Racing Tour. The early southerly wind made things a little tricky for the Race Management team as they had to set up a shorter three lap course across the fijord. It was Peter Gilmour who dominated the day winning his semi final and then the final without dr... [more]
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Hornblower wins by a long halyard - Peter Campbell's boat for sale
Peter Campbell,
The Bonbridge 27 Hornblower has scored many great wins, sailing through conditions that have ranged from drifters to gales, pea-soup fogs and even on a harbour blanketed by bushfire smoke, not to mention some boat on boat incidents, during her career spanning 29 seasons on Pittwater and Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Melbourne Winter Series - Sailing in Melbourne - Christmas in July?
John Curnow,
It is quite common in restauranting circles to have a Christmas in July theme, with heartier meals served that are a better match with the colder weather. Out on Port Phillip today it must have also seemed a bit like Christmas with all the new toys (new to owner as well as new builds) that had come out to play.... [more]
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The Sailing Dog reports on his Europe adventure
Andrew Palfrey,
Andrew Palfrey, Qingdao Olympic participant in the Star class, has indeed been busy in the last seven weeks. Read all about his European trip and his sailing Stars, his stint on Lang Walker's Kokomo and his coaching roles.... [more]
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Booth steers BT to sixth place finish at iShares Cup Hyères-TPM
BT media,
After a sixth position at the inaugural event of the iShares Cup in Venice, Nick Moloney and his team matched that again at the iShares Cup Hyères-TPM with another sixth place. BT had a strong first day, winning the final race.... [more]
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Images from the Transpac 09 start
Rich Roberts,
Top US writer and photographer, Rich Roberts, filed these images from the start of the start of the Transpac on Sunday's big boat start from Point Fermin Park in San Pedro.... [more]
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Runaway winner of Maurice Drent Boating Services trophy
Ian Grant,
Graham Matthews had no complimentary passengers onboard Brandy Creek Ferry when he steered her to a runaway six point win in the four race Maurice Drent Boating Services trophy series on Pioneer Bay.... [more]
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2010 Australian Access Championships - Royal Brighton in Victoria
David Staley,
The Australian Access Class Association has announced the 2010 Australian Access Class Championships will be held at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club from Thursday January 14 through Sunday January 17 next year.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup declared open in Denmark
Robert Deaves,
So far 89 Finn sailors from 30 nations have completed registration and measurement to compete for the 2009 title and on Sunday afternoon the practice race took place in the waters off the harbour.... [more]
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Extreme 40's - Oman Sail Masirah win iShares Cup Round 2
Event media,
Typically for the iShares Cup, Round 2 went to the wire, with double points up for grabs in the final race. Oman Sail's Masirah needed to finish higher than seventh place to secure overall victory with both James Spithill's BMW Oracle Racing and Loick Peyron's Oman Sail Renaissance both in contention.... [more]
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Mark Foy Trophy images - spectacular 18 foot skiff sailing
Franck Gicquiaud images,
Skiff sailing is certainly spectacular and the Mark Foy trophy for 18ft skiffs, has just concluded in Carnac, France. Many thanks to photographer Franck Gicquiaud - for these images from the event.... [more]
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Gusty Conditions for the first day of OAMPS Queensland Youth Week
Tom Johns,
Day One of the OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week saw a fresh westerly breeze which tested the skills of the record breaking 163 boat fleet.... [more]
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Tricky conditions for Race 10 of Audi Winter series 2009
Jennifer Crooks,
The penultimate race, Race Ten of the Audi Winter Series 2009 - a beautiful, nice clear day on Sydney Harbour. The predicted light westerly breezes were present early in the morning but by the time racing started the breeze had swung to the south west and racing commenced in 15 knots. A fleet of 135 yachts made the start line with a full course being sailed on course A.... [more]
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Capsize sequence and more images from Mark Foy Trophy series
Ingrid Abery images,
More images from the Mary Foy Trophy series in France, supplied by Ingrid Abery - www.ingrid Take a look at the capsize sequence.... [more]
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Ingrid Abery images from the Mark Foy Trophy Final Day,
Ingrid Abery images from the inaugural Mark Foy Trophy series. Robert Greenhalgh, Dan Johnson and Phil Harmer (GBR) sailed their 18 footer Benny to victory on Quiberon Bay.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Heat turned up on the leaders
PWA media,
Estredo and Offringa take the top honors, while Thode and Nagoshi turn up the heat. The men's final went down to the wire in Lanzarote today, as Kiri Thode proved himself as the most dangerous challenger in Estredo's freestyle kingdom. The women's competition witnessed some stunning performances once again, as the conditions allowed the fleet to show off their dazzling skills.... [more]
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iShares Cup leaderboard reshuffle after prang and redress to Peyron
iShares Cup media,
Round 2 of the iShares Cup Hyères-TPM and it was a spectacular finish to the second day - racing downwind under the massive gennaker in a big breeze is a precarious proposition - the bows dig in putting the 40-ft catamaran as risk of a pitch-pole. Today all the teams kept their Extreme 40s upright - if the breeze had been any stronger that might not have been the case...... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup fleet assembles in Denmark
Event Media/,
Leading international Finn sailors have been gathering in Copenhagen, Denmark, over the last few days ready for next week's 2009 Finn Gold Cup. The world championship for the heavyweight men's Olympic singlehanded dinghy runs from 3-11 July, out of Vallensbæk Sailing Club, some 17km southwest of the centre of the Danish capital.... [more]
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Epic voyager Spirit of Mystery arrives in Sydney
NSW Maritime,
Spirit of Mystery, the 37ft replica wooden lugger that has voyaged 12,000 miles from Cornwall to Australia this year, is due to sail into Sydney Harbour today at 8.30am.... [more]
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Alinghi catamaran unveiled in Villeneuve
Daphne Morgan-Barnicoat, Alinghi Media,
Alinghi, the Defender of the 33rd America's Cup, unveiled its 90ft catamaran this weekend in Villeneuve, Switzerland. This multihull represents a culmination of Swiss multihull heritage and is the first step in Alinghi's development process towards the 33rd America's Cup in February 2010. The boat will be launched by helicopter next week on Lake Geneva before the process of ‘debugging' begins and... [more]
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Mark Foy Trophy 18 footers Carnac - Britain, Australia, USA top three,
Britain's Robert Greenhalgh, Dan Johnson and Phil Harmer, sailed their 18 footer Benny to victory on Quiberon Bay today on the final day of the inaugural Mark Foy series. A second placing in race 9 and a win in race 10, meant they did not need to finish the final and 11th race in the series to win the Trophy.... [more]
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Spithill takes Womens title at Match Cup Sweden
WMRT Media, Marstrand, Sweden,
Day 5 of Match Cup Sweden was ladies day with the Women's semi's and finals scheduled. The fantastic weather continued today with a 10-12 knot sea breeze from the west north west which enabled a course to be laid right in the middle of Marstrand fijord in front of the VIP pavilion and the masses of spectators who swarmed all over the rocks. Katie Spithill emerged victorious after a five match... [more]
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MacGregors take top places at Access Class Yokohama Cup
Access media,
The 2009 International Access Class Yokohama AA Cup Regatta was held from June 12-14, 2009 at Minato-mirai Rinko-park, Nishi-ku ,Yokohama City.... [more]
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Only four yachts finished in Noumea Race

Four yachts have finished the Auckland to Noumea race, over a week after the 975nm race started. As well as taking line honours, it would seem that Limit (Alan Brierty) (AUS) will take first prixe in all the major divisions... [more]
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2011 Around Australia - Better grab a slot reservation now!!
The Sail-World Team,
Start a Good Idea and nothing can stop it!! Ten Days ago 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]
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Gladwell's Line: Alinghi let their Cat out of the bag
Richard Gladwell,
Alinghi hosted a group of media over their America's Cup defender, overnight (NZT). Sail-World was not one of those invited, again, and we are reliant on images and information from others. 'The twin hulls of the catamaran are nearly 90-foot apart when measured from outside edge to outside edge. But it has a huge, central carbon fibre impaler projecting forward... [more]
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Mauritius to Durban yacht race set for 2010
Richard Crockett,
However this is about to change as the two senior Durban yacht clubs, the Point Yacht Club and the Royal Natal Yacht Club, have joined forces to re- establish the tough Mauritius to Durban yacht race on a regular basis.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team finish sixth at Match Cup Sweden
Kyle Langford,
Mirsky Racing Team faced the in form Frenchman Sebastien Col at Match Cup sweden. Col battled his way through the repechage to scrape through to the quarter finals in a best of five series.... [more]
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Images from the Mark Foy Trophy - serious 18ft action
Ingrid Abery images,
English photographer Ingrid Abery caputured these images from the day's action at the Mark Foy Trophy. Drama aplenty for the 18ft skiffs when the series leader SLAM was involved in an incident. Ingrid's website [more]
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