Wet weather gear liquidation sale, Alfa Transpac record, AC Alinghi spycam & more

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Sadly Line 7's Liquidation sales is on Friday, you can get some hot bargains ahead of the Southport race.

Alfa Romeo has set a Transpac 24 hour record.

The war of the two AC multihulls continues- here are the the latest pix.

The Sail-World Team

Line 7 One Day Liquidation Sale - this Friday!!!
Media Services,
With the boating icon Line 7 in receivership, there is a one day Liquidation sale this Friday. 10th July - 10am to 6pm Unit 2/3 Mentmore Avenue Rosebery, NSW (near Epsom road) Line 7 Liquidation Sale and everything price to clear... [more]
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Alfa Romeo sets new 24-hour run Transpac record
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Neville Crichton's Reichel Pugh 100, Alfa Romeo, established a new 24-hour run Transpac record from yesterday's early morning position report through 0600 on July 7th.... [more]
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2011 Around Australia Race - Bob Williams talks about the race
Media Services,
Bob Williams talks about the first race Around Australia in 1988 and the plan for the 2011 race. 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. You can listen to Bob here... [more]
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Groupama 3 on stand-by for North Atlantic record attempt
Cammas/Groupama media,
It's today, 7th July, that sees the start of the period of stand-by for Groupama 3 in her attempt at the North Atlantic record. In Gateway Marina, at the entrance to the port of New York, Groupama Team's shore crew has finished preparing the maxi trimaran.... [more]
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Its the time of the year for Whitsunday racing
Ian Grant,
It's that time of the year when Sunshine Coast ocean racing sailors focus their attention on casting the mooring lines and cruising north for some warm water racing in the Whitsunday Islands... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - latest images - Fitting the Boards

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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Still need accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week?
Kristie Kaighin,
We specialise in luxury self-contained apartments and homes on Hamilton Island, and we have some fantastic last minute specials on offer for Hamilton Island Race Week! Ranging from 2 bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom luxury homes.... [more]
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Star European Champions 2009 - Day Two: Triple-Tie of Olympic Stars
Andreas Kling, Rolex Baltic Week,
The 2009 Star European Championships at Rolex Baltic Week were always going to be a tightly fought contest, but after two days of racing the leader board is tied three ways, with all three 2008 Olympic medallists scoring one race win apiece and equal nine points.... [more]
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Day 2 2009 Finn Gold Cup in Denmark
Robert Deaves,
After two races sailed in a moderate southerly, Zach Railey (USA) has taken the lead at the Finn Gold Cup in Vallensbaek, Denmark. The first race went to Giles Scott (GBR), leading from start to finish, while the second race in a stronger breeze was won by Jonas H√łgh Christensen (DEN) in the closing stages as the very tight leading group surfed to the finished line.... [more]
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Team Sailors from South Australia in Cook Islands for Teams Racing
Ian Porteous,
Thirteen young Team Sailors from South Australian Schools headed of on Friday 3rd July for the Cook Islands. The representative team consists of seven girls and six boys from the SA Schools Team Sailing Competition Schools.... [more]
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YANMAR Racing Team reports on Final Day of Match Cup Sweden
YANMAR Racing Team media,
Report from Peter Gilmour's YANMAR Racing Team - winner of the Match Cup Sweden, part of the World Match Racing Tour. The weather on the final day of Match Cup Sweden was not the same as the Mastrand weather we know.... [more]
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Spithill in form before Women's World Match Racing Championship
Lysekil Women's Match media,
The prestigious regatta Match Cup Sweden at Marstrand last week was the big build up event for eight of the 12 teams competing in the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Lysekil, in Sweden... [more]
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Images from Race 10 of the Audi Winter Series on Sydney Harbour
Peter Andrews images,
Photographer Peter Andrews has supplied these images from Sunday's Race 10 of the Audi Winter Series on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Volunteer chiefs applaud $3 million to start Marine Rescue NSW
Ken McManus,
'It's the most important advance in marine safety for the recreational boating public in Australia since the Volunteer Coastal Patrol was established in 1937', said Commodore Peter Phillipson, Officer Commanding, Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol.... [more]
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Alfa Romeo blasting her way in Transpac race
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Alfa Romeo logged 269 nautical miles from Sunday's 1300 start through the Monday 0600 roll call. Neville Crichton's super maxi is averaging 14.6 knots, nearly a knot faster than Morning Glory's average during her Transpac record-breaking run in 2005... [more]
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Tight racing at Star Class 2009 European Championships Day 1
Andreas Kling,
Rolex Baltic Week and the Star Class 2009 European Championships and with 11 out of the top 12 teams on the current ISAF world rankings taking part the competition was always going to be hot. The 86 Star keelboats had a tense start to proceedings, with a two-hour delay before the start of racing as committee and competitors waited for the weather to settle.... [more]
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2009 Mirror UK National Championship and World Championship update
Justin Chisholm,
Entries for this month's 2009 Mirror UK National and World Championships hosted by Pwllheli Sailing Club in North Wales, reached one hundred entries. The 2009 Championship has attracted a truly world class fleet with a large UK entry augmented by visiting teams from Ireland, South Africa, Canada and Australia.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup 2009 – Day One in Denmark
Robert Deaves,
Finn Gold Cup Day One - Two testing races sailed off Vallensbaek Harbour near Copenhagen in Denmark were completed Monday with virtually all the favourites picking up a discard. Race wins went to Bryan Boyd (USA) and Dan Slater (NZL), though Rafal Szukiel (POL) was the most consistent and leads overnight.... [more]
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Fireball South Australia – Another new boat launched!
Robin Inns,
Last weekend Ben Schulz launched his new Fireball. It is the latest boat out of the Australian Fireball Manufacturers mould and was built by Brett Young and his team at the YMS factory in Lonsdale, South Australia.... [more]
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Dan Slater: Tough but happy first day in the Finn Gold Cup
Dan Slater,
2000 and 2008 Olympian, Dan Slater, reports of day1 of racing in the 2009 Finn Gold Cup in Denmark: 'Today was the first day of racing in the Finn Worlds held in Denmark just south of Copenhagen. Conditions today were very shifty and 7-12 knots. Overall it was a really tough day and everyone had a mixed bag of results so if I can get some consistent good results then things may work out well.... [more]
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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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Devoti D-One singlehander put through her paces in Garda
David Henshall Bearfacemedia,
It is now almost 40 years since Bruce Kirby developed his ideas for a lightweight single hander and gave the sailing world the Laser. In those four decades, the Laser become the global success story of dinghy sailing, recently however the boat has started to show its age. In those four decades, sailing and the sailors have moved on, becoming more sophisticated and with far higher expectations.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing emerges from the shed after major surgery
BMW Oracle racing media,
BMW ORACLE Racing today launched their trimaran in San Diego as the team prepares to sea trial the 90-foot by 90-foot high-tech racing machine. The mast will be installed dockside and the boat will be load-tested before the huge multihull is tested by the crew in the waters off Point Loma.... [more]
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Skiffies' Mailbag: Reflecting on the Glory Daze
Got a story to tell about the good old daze of skiff sailing with the 50th Interdominion coming up? Let's hear it, and with photo's too, if you have them!... [more]
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2010 Australian Access Championships at 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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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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