Some sailing news you will want to read

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When we say some sailing news, we really mean lots of news.

In June we published 1,114 stories across our sites and next month our online archives will top 60,000 stories, every one right back to 1998.

Each month some of the most special ones are stories about sailors, which come in via our news submission system.

Today we bring you the story about a Manly sailor, Greg Hyde and his bid for Dual Olympic and Paralympic representation. Please read it and think how you might be able to help.

The America's Cup shenanigan's continuing, naturally we have the scoops, not the press releases.

If you've not entered our Win a Laser competition you shoiuld do it now. If your boat is a little bigger, you will be interested in the d'Albora Marina $5,000 worth of berthing prize. Or now might be the time to snatch an Aquapro inflatable, the prices are right!!

News from the Aussies overseas at the ISAF Youth Worlds, in Europe with the 29ers and soon the 49ers and for a sneak peak at something really off the way, climb down the Alfa Romeo companionway, with us and just look around.

This photo shoot by Guy Nowell Sail-World Hong Kong was the most read story on Sail-World USA last night.

Last month 147,799 boaters read our news, so make sure your Club or Class news is on too, via the news and pix submit in the top right hand corner of every Sail-World page.

The Sail-World Team

Greg Hyde's Bid for Dual Olympic and Paralympics Representation
Judy Cole,
Imagine how you'd feel if your very successful and comfortable life was suddenly devastated by a debilitating illness leaving you largely dependent on others for your everyday needs?... [more]
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Win a Laser sailing boat!! - value AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495,
What would you do with a new Laser? To celebrate the 2009-2010 season Performance Sailcraft Australasia, the ‘down under' Laser builder has teamed with Sail-World to launch an online competition.!Enter_online_now!new to win a choice of a Laser 4.7, a Laser Radial or a Laser Standard sailing boat, built by Performance Sailcraft Australasi... [more]
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Seawind at Sydney Boat Show
Brent Vaughan,
Seawind Catamarans are looking forward to an exciting Sydney Boat Show with a brand new Seawind 1000XL and Seawind 1160 on display located in berths 57 & 58 of the marina at Darling Harbour (near Pyrmont Bridge).... [more]
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Hamilton Island Champion for Sale
Azzura Marine,
Like having fun? Enjoy an adrenalin rush? Is the smell of gun smoke appealing? Now is your chance as the Reichel Pugh designed, Azzura Marine built Wild Joe is exclusively for sale.... [more]
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Aquapro overstocked clearance sale
Media Services,
Up to 50% off new Inflatables. Slat floors, air floors, RIB's, console boats all must clear. Once only sale. Call 02-9622-0222 for prices. Aquapro Clearance Sale. RFD are overstocked with new Aquapro inflatables and Family Boats Blacktown are clearing out all excess stock at up to 50% off retail prices, all are below wholesale price. We will ship Australia wide at discount freight rates.... [more]
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Alinghi respond to America's Cup Contempt Hearing issues
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) have issued the following statement in reaction to the latest Golden Gate Yacht Club legal action. Sail-World has spoken with several sources in connection with this matter. None would comment on the record. It would seem that the 33rd America's Cup will, as with all other sailing events, be sailed under the current version of the ISAF Racing Rules... [more]
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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]
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Alegria crew keen to retain Australian Ocean Racing Championship title
Ian Grant,
Mooloolaba offshore yacht racing skipper Rod Jones and his Alegria crew have the proven potential to extend their lead in the 2009 Australian ocean racing championship during the 384n/ml Audi Sydney to Gold Coast race.... [more]
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Aussies in top ten after Day 1 of 49er Worlds
Jerelyn Biehl/,
Brits Dave Evans and Simon Hiscocks have taken the early lead of the 87 boat fleet at the 49er World Championship, being sailed on Lake Garda, Switzerland. Euan McNicol and Sam Newton (AUS) sixth, Nathan Outteridge, Iain .Jensen are eighth,... [more]
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Grand Prix Rivals set to clash in Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach series
Ian Grant,
Victorian Michael Hiatt and champion New South Wales skipper Ray Roberts are poised to stage another State against State tactical dogfight for the prestigious 2009 Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week title from August 14-20.... [more]
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2009 Australian School Team Racing Championships - Day 4
Suellen Hurling,
The final day of racing for the students competing in the 2009 Australian School Team Racing Championships proved to be the toughest of the four-day competition.... [more]
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2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam Day 5 - Albeau pushed to the edge
PWA - David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam Day 5. New challenges awaited the fleet at Pozo this morning, with a course format that favored the more technical sailor. A six-mark layout shortened the broad reaches and increased the pressure at the gybes, forcing a day of tight and unforgiving racing.... [more]
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2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship Lay Day
Event media,
2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship. After an exhilarating opening ceremony and four races held across all events, today has been the lay day for the young sailing stars. The 39th edition of the Youth Worlds is taking place in the coastal town of Buzios, Brazil, in the Rio de Janeiro state.... [more]
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Court Hearing date set for new Rules and ISAF issue in America's Cup
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
At Golden Gate Yacht Club's request, today the Supreme Court of the State of New York issued an order directing the defender, Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), to show cause why it should not be held in contempt of court for failing to comply with the America's Cup Deed of Gift by denying GGYC its rights, as the next America's Cup challenger of record, as detailed in the Order and Judgment.... [more]
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Pittwater - Coffs - Paradise: The new east coast summer circuit
Rob Mundle,
January 2010: it's the start of a new decade and the launch of Australia's new warm-weather east coast offshore sailing circuit between Pittwater, in Sydney, and Southport, on the Gold Coast.... [more]
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Nominations now open for NSW Maritime Medals
NSW Maritime,
Nominations are now open for the NSW Maritime Medals and nominations close at 5 pm on the third Friday in August.!Click_here_to_download nomination_forms!new... [more]
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Aussie back in action on Day 3 of ISAF Youth Worlds
Craig Heydon,
The OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team has gotten back into racing on day three of the ISAF Youth World Championships after heavy winds on Monday cancelled racing. Sydney's Hobie 16 crew of cousins Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin continue to lead the way for the Australians.... [more]
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Don't let the Games begin without you – registrations close 31 July!
Mark Worwood,
Time is running out for people to register for the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games.... [more]
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Is it a boat? Is it a sports car? Pics of the new Alfa Romeo
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Congratulations, Neville, on your new TransPac record. And congratulations on being the owner of the only pocket maxi in the world with wing mirrors on the steering pedestals and a sports car stashed down below.... [more]
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Images from second day of racing at Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Worlds
Dave Kneale images,
Dave Kneale images from the second day of racing at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Brazil.... [more]
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Elan offers a cheeky and sophisticated New Cruiser Racer
Gael Moldan,
Classy, cheeky and in fact the smallest in the range, the new Elan 310 makes a giant leap forward into the limelight and design with twin-rudders and a hull shape that follows the lines of the sensational Rob Humphreys' designed Class 40 design ‘Orca'. Hailing a new era of compact club Racer / Cruiser, the bold new 31 footer offers a pack of stellar features.... [more]
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2009 Australian School Team Racing Championships - Day 3
Suellen Hurling,
The sailors racing in the 2009 Australian School Team Racing Championships had a massive session on the water for Day 3 of the regatta which is currently being hosted by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.... [more]
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Kahn and Christensen smash Doublehanded Transpac Record
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
The record for double-handing the Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu has been broken. Philippe Kahn and Mark 'Crusty' Christensen, crossed the Diamond Head finish line in the Open 50, Pegasus 50, in a record time of 7 days, 19 hours, 38 minutes and 35 seconds.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship - second day of racing
Seven nations continue to occupy the seven top spots after a testing second day of racing at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Buzios, Brazil.... [more]
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Excalibur Boatbuilder to appeal sentence
Marine Business News,
Melbourne boat builder Alex Cittadini was last week sentenced in the NSW Supreme Court over the deaths of Christopher Heyes, 51, Peter McLeod, Anne-Maree Pope, 30 and Tracey Luke, 32, , who were on board the 15m racing sloop Excalibur when her stainless-steel keel bent then broke away and the vessel capsized off Port Stephens on the NSW mid-north coast in 2002, on a delivery passage south.... [more]
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America's Cup: You've got mail (again)!

While some of the most high technology kit ever seen in sailing was wheeled out of the shed in Villenueve, and San Diego, the Open Letter writers were at it again. This time drawing their respective lines in the sand as to where the 33rd America's Cup must be sailed, and how big the yachts are allowed to be.... [more]
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Countdown to Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy
Audi MedCup media,
The third of this season's five 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit regattas, the Region of Sardinia Trophy, starts in one week. With the level set so high in both the TP52 Series and the GP42 Series already this season and two different boats in each Series having won in Alicante and Marseille, the question is will we start to see a dominant performer move ahead in Cagliari.... [more]
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2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 4
David Swift - PWA,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 4. The Mighty Albeau holds all the cards after a cruel twist neutralizes Williams. Competition entered the fourth day here at Pozo Izquierdo, and it was clear that under such extreme conditions, nothing should be taken for granted. The morning looked calm, but the soft breeze soon gave way to another gale-force showdown.... [more]
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Railey (USA) leads Women's European Laser Radial Championship
Christian M. Borch,
Just when you thought it was safe to go racing, the conditions on day three of the European Laser Radial Championship in Denmark, got even more difficult. With the wind shifting wildly off the Charlottenlund shore, varying in angle by up to 30 degrees and gusting and lulling almost at random, today was a day for keeping your head while all around you your rivals were losing theirs.... [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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Volvo Ocean Race - Knut Frostad reflects and looks ahead to 2011
Lizzie Green,
Knut Frostad, Volvo Ocean Race CEO, takes time out to reflect on the challenges and achievements of the ground-breaking 2008-09 race and provides an update of the outline plans for the next event.... [more]
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Images from the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds - Opening and Day 2
Dave Kneale,
Images from the opening ceremony of the 2009 Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds and the cancelled Day 2 in Brazil.... [more]
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Australian 49er crews gear up for World Championships in Italy
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's 49er crews are in the final stages of preparation for the 49er World Championship in Riva del Garda with racing beginning in Italy on Tuesday.... [more]
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Tasmanians heading for Hamilton Island Race Week
Peter Campbell,
Hobart Farr 40 owner/skippers Wayne Banks-Smith and Hughie Lewis will join another wellknown owner Stephen Keal in campaigning the Bavaria 50 On Location at next month's Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Winter racing on the Hobart's River Derwent can be cold, and it can be frustratingly windless.... [more]
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