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Aussies winning in Weymouth, top World Match Tour rankings and more

Sail for Gold Regatta - Great day on the water for Aussie sailors
Craig Heydon,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta Weymouth - Great day on the water for Aussie sailors - - The impressive results have continued for the Australian's at the Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth, England, with race wins in the 49er, RS:X, Laser and Women's Match Racing classes on an entertaining day.... [more]
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Gosford to Lord Howe Race - Rivalry between top race contenders
Peter Campbell,
Hempel Paints 36th Gosford – Lord Howe Island Yacht Race -Ocean racing rivalry between Sydney-based AFR Midnight Rambler and Tow Truck from Lake Macquarie which starts on Saturday, 31 October.... [more]
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McConaghy Performance Carbon Fibre Wheels - It's The Wheel Deal!?
John Curnow,
Introductory pricing - just in time for Christmas. McConaghy Performance Carbon Fibre Wheels now fit all the major pedestal brands. There was a day when you'd have to buy the whole boat, just to get one of these gems. Now through their Components Division, McConaghy's supplies all their great carbon fibre bits and pieces found between the bow and stern to every owner out there.... [more]
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Murphy & Nye to sponsor the 2010 Etchells Australian Championships
Media Services,
Murphy & Nye, exclusive Italian sailing and crew wear company has signed a deal to be the major naming rights sponsor of the Etchells Australian Championships at the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club from the 11th – 16th January 2010.... [more]
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iShares Cup Cup teams prepare for Extreme sailing on a tricky course
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup Cup teams prepare for Extreme sailing. The six-event European series sees the iShares Cup return to the Dutch capital for the third consecutive year, with nine teams again racing the 40ft long catamarans on Amsterdam's narrow waterways in the IJ-haven.... [more]
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Golden Gate not happy with ISAF 'secret' agreement on America's Cup
Golen Gate YC Media,
Following yesterday's unexpected release of the so=called 'secret agreement' between the International Sailing Federation and Societe Nautique de Geneve, the Challenger of Record have issued a statement commenting on the agreement and the advantage they believe it confers on the Defender (SNG/Team Alinghi).... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup: 'Game on' as NYYC leads
Barby MacGowan,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Lotz gave credit to his team and tactician Ken Read (Newport, R.I.), known as one of the best sailors in the world, for a remarkable comeback in the second race that took them from sorry-at the-start to phenomenal-at-the-finish. Having jumped the start gun with three others, the team was called back to clear itself and begin again.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - European Champion leads the Finns
Robert Deaves IFA,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - Finn Class report. After the disappointment of a day lost Wednesday because of high winds, the Finns were keen to get going but had to wait until mid afternoon before they could start. By then an early morning 20 knots plus had given way to an easterly 10-12 knots.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 fleet in La Rochelle - Protest results pending
Clipper media,
All ten of the Clipper 09-10 yachts are now berthed in La Rochelle. Talk on the pontoons has been about one subject - the Race Committee's decision to protest two of the yachts, Hull & Humber and Cork, for contravening the sailing instructions - and what that might mean to the points each team will win for Race 1.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta approaches its climax
Event media,
The Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta approaches its climax. Skandia Team GBR sailor Paul Goodison, the Beijing 2008 Laser gold medallist, brought to an end Tom Slingsby's (AUS) impressive record of five wins from five races in the final Laser class race of the day.... [more]
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MedCup Circuit: TeamOrigin onboard for 2010
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Britain's TeamOrigin, following an announcement yesterday, will be stepping up their sailing activities again, there has been confirmation that the team plan to compete on next year's Audi MedCup Circuit.... [more]
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MedCup Circuit Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy underway
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Circuit Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy: As if to display exactly why they are the champions-in-waiting of the 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit TP52 Series, Emirates Team New Zealand produced a flawless display across two very challenging big breeze races today to set themselves off on the perfect footing as the Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy finally got under way.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team move up ISAF World Match Racing rankings list
Kinley Fowler,
Mirsky Racing Team tops the World Match Racing Tour leader board and is now ranked second on the ISAF World Match Racing rankings. MRT had a strong start to the season with a third place in the Marseille Match Race followed by two disappointing results in both Germany and Korea.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings - September 2009
New Zealand's Adam Minoprio and French skipper Claire Leroy both hold on to the top spot in the latest release of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings on 16 September... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup images from Leighton O'Connor
Leighton O'Connor,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup day one. Photographer Leighton O'Connor took these images from race one of the event.... [more]
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NYYC Invitational Cup - day 1 is 'a ripper'
NYYC Media,
The opening race, sailed in lumpy seas and an 18-knot easterly on Rhode Island Sound, started the regatta off with lots of action, as the Canadian boat, helmed by Terry McLaughlin, battled most closely with the New York Yacht Club, Royal Cork Yacht Club (IRL) and Japan Sailing Federation for best position between the start and the first mark two miles to windward.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 1 Line honours to Team Finland
Heather Ewing,
Line honours in the first race of Clipper 09-10 go to Team Finland as a drama-filled Race 1 draws to a conclusion. Arriving in the Bassin des Chalutiers, La Rochelle, a jubilant Eero said, 'It was a good warm up. It hasn't quite sunk in yet that we've actually started the race and that it's actually happening.'... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: ISAF releases confidential document ahead of Hearing
Richard Gladwell,
The International Sailing Federation have released the hitherto confidential America's Cup agreement ahead of a telephone hearing the New York Supreme Court. Yesterday permission was sought from the New York Supreme Court by Sailing Scuttlebutt's America's Cup correspondent Cory Friedman, who had filed papers with the Court, to have the agreement made public.... [more]
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Inaugural Tuross Head-Coila Lake Reqatta, NSW South Coast
Peter Schwarz,
Due to popular demand and the ongoing success of the Anzac Weekend Regatta, Batemans Bay Sailing Club (BBSC) invites all to participate in the inaugural Lake Coila, Tuross Head regatta held over the weekend of 31 October - 1 November 2009. This event is open to all multihull and dinghy classes. Racing will occur on Coila Lake, south of Batemans Bay, NSW.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Drama as Race Committee considers protesting yachts
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 09-10 race update. The Race Committee is considering evidence that Cork and Hull & Humber did not correctly sail the race course. This drama is set to unfold over the next 24 hours once the race has finished and the skippers have submitted their race declarations. The finishing positions will remain provisional until the Race Committee has made their ruling.... [more]
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PredictWind partners with Global Ocean Race 2011-12
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race 2011-12 announces a partnership with the Auckland-based, weather prediction company, PredictWind. After 25 years in development, PredictWind provide high resolution, weather prediction technology of exceptional accuracy.... [more]
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MedCup Circuit - Tension mounts as no racing again off Cartagena
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Circuit regatta report. The skies were blue, the seas sparkling, there was an ample supply of puffy clouds and when the start sequence ran down there was 10 knots of SE'ly breeze, but just as the start gun was about to go it was replaced by the red and white AP flag instead.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - No changes at the top
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta day two report. After a two-hour delay, three classes saw some racing at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy - the men's and women's RS:X windsurfing classes and the 49ers.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - Australian update
Craig Heydon,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - Heavy winds have once again dictated play on day three of the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth, England, with just the 49er and RS:X fleets completing any races. Outteridge and Jensen lead the way in 49ers as heavy winds keeps most on shore.... [more]
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Access Class European Championships conclude
David Staley,
The Inaugural Access Class European Championships have been concluded in Port Camargue, France with nine races completed for the Access 2.3, 303, Liberty and SKUD 18.... [more]
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Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club delivers first AASC Program
Paul Blundell,
Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club joins with Australian Sports Commission. For the last eight weeks Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club has hosted a group of 20 Noosaville State School primary students. The students have been undergoing a sailing program funded by the Australian Sports Commission as part of the Active After-school Communities (AASC) program.... [more]
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New oil spill response equipment for Newcastle
NSW Government Media,
Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi has announced the purchase of $300,000 of new equipment to further bolster the Port of Newcastle's ability to respond to marine oil spill emergencies.... [more]
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SB3 National Titles to call Sail Port Stephens home for next two years
Event Media,
The SB3's will make their way to Sail Port Stephens next year and will call the April regatta on the New South Wales mid North Coast their national championships home for 2010 & 2011. One of the fastest growing one design classes in the world, there are now 26 SB3's in Australia, and importer Rod Jones' Ocean Buro, is confident a large number of them will compete at Sail Port Stephens.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash and 24 h race - October Long Weekend!
Mark Cherrington,
In just over two weeks' time, the 2009 Heaven Can Wait (HCW) charity yacht race kicks off on Lake Macquarie, just south of Newcastle, NSW. It incorporates a 24-hour overnight race along with a shorter 'One Lap Dash', and raises funds for cancer research and support programs, as well as for the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol. Enter NOW!!!... [more]
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Weymouth Go for Gold - Three Aussie crews hold leads in heavy winds
Craig Heydon,
The strong performances have continued for the Australian Sailing Team on day two of the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth, England, with three crews leading their fleets.... [more]
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MedCup Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy - Lightning threat
MedCup media,
The TP52 Series at the Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy had to be postponed. The weather, or more specifically the imminent threat of lightning, finally took its toll today off Cartagena. The wait looked like it would be rewarded when the race committee brought the ten boat TP52 fleet under starter's orders, but within seconds of the start gun the AP flag went back up.... [more]
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America's Cup E-Mailbag - latest correspondence
Various correspondents,
More letters as the life is slowly choked out of the America's Cup. Sail-World is happy to publish our readers' views an opinions on the America's Cup: Please address your contributions to Here Skip Lissiman (Australia II) comments, plus a letter from Spain... [more]
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Magic 25 fleet growing in Canberra - National Class Association formed
Neil Primrose,
The Magic 25 Association has been formed to support owners, hold events, and establish a Register, promote the Class. A circuit of regattas, including state and national champs has been organised in the ACT, NSW and Vic. It wants to help owners who may not be using their boats to put them onto the market - make better use of their capital and get the boats back onto the water with new owners.... [more]
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Yanmar Racing lose a close game - Danish Open report
Yanmar Racing media,
Yanmar Racing report from the Danish Open event, part of the World Match Racing Tour. - On Day 2 and 3, Yanmar Racing had eight races and finished in first place at the conclusion of the Round Robin, with an 8-3 scoreline.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup 2008-09 final event underway at Weymouth
The 2012 Olympic sailing venue at Weymouth and Portland is the host for the final event of the 2008-09 ISAF Sailing World Cup series where the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta launched into action today. Over 700 sailors representing 38 nations have gathered at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.... [more]
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Sturrocks' Ship Chandlery celebrates 30 years
Jeni Bone,
The brothers Sturrock, John and Doug, began their “famous ship chandlery” business in 1979, first setting up shop in Birkenhead Point followed a year later at d'Albora Marinas Rushcutters Bay.... [more]
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Horizon 98 Superyacht and others headed for September 19th Auction,
The stunning 98 foot motor yacht that was the star of the 2008 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show is headed for auction. It was purchased in 2008 by Brisbane entrepreneur Daniel Tzvetkoff's DSB Cruises which is now in receivership.... [more]
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