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34 hours to Win a Laser, Heaven Can Wait & Around Australia Race - enter NOW!!!

TWO DAYS LEFT!!! Win a Laser sailing boat!! - AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495

What would you do with a new Laser? Some will sail them, lots in Masters, Others plan to give it to their Grandkids...but if you've not entered the competition you wont have to think about it!! Have you entered this competition yet? It closes on September 25th, tomorrow -so do it NOW!!... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash and 24hr race - October Long Weekend!
Mark Cherrington,
In just over a 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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Another Sydney to Hobart big boat joins 2011 Around Australia Race
Four out of the top five line honours winners in the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart have now reserved slots for the 2011 Around Australia Ocean Race. Grant Wharington's 98 footer Wild Thing, previously known as Skandia, Matt Allen's modified Volvo 70 Ichi Ban, Andrew Short's 80 footer Shockwave registered over the last few months and now the fifth fastest boat south in last years blue water classic i... [more]
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Jessica Watson to set sail- but the real danger might be the motorbike
Bob Wonders,
Repairs to Jessica Watson's 'Ella's Pink Lady' nearing completion, after the vessel's unfortunate collision with a container ship off Stradbroke Island nearly two weeks ago. Her father Roger is worried but is more worried about what might happen after her round the world attempt .'I may have to draw the line somewhere, though, she's spoken about getting a motorcycle when she returns'... [more]
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Entry now open to the 2009 Lipton Cup Regatta on Port Phillip.
David Seaman,
The 2009 Lipton Cup Regatta on Port Phillip (November 14 and 15) is now open for entry. With expanded divisions for Cruising with and without spinnaker as well as the normal Divisions A,B,C with Sportboats and Trailables the event now has something for everyone. In addition to winning silverware, two lucky skippers will end up with sail prizes to the value of $5,000 each.... [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 nzeditor@sail-world.com. Here Skip Lissiman (Australia II) comments, plus a letter from Spain, and now comment on the latest decisions from the New York Supreme Court... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 2, Day 2 - Hull & Humber eases into the lead
Clipper event media,
Clipper 09-10 Race 2, Day 2 - La Rochelle to Rio De Janeiro... [more]
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Gilmour pours cold water on Louis Vuitton World Series
In an interview with ValenciaSailing.com, the new head of the World Match Racing Tour, Peter Gilmour, has revealed that the WMRT have sole the rights to use of 'World' in their Championship title as regards matchracing, and that any new event pitched at the professional level of the sport would require the sanction of ProMatch Tour Ltd. It is believed that these rights stem from an agreement ...... [more]
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Mackenzie's tough battle for Aust Youth Match Racing Championship
Pam Scrivenor,
The weather in Melbourne caused headaches for the Race Committee on the final day of the Australian Youth Match Racing Championship at Sandringham Yacht Club yesterday. After losing a day of competition on Saturday, due to 30 knot northerly winds, the Race Officer John Middleton called all competitors to an early start on the final day in an effort to get through the remainder of the program.... [more]
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Audi Melges 32 World Championship images from Guido Trombetta
Carlo Borlenghi and Guido Trombetta/B-plan,
Guido Trombetta/BPplan present this gallery of images from the Audi Melges 32 World Championship in Porto Cervo, Italy.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda - Rankings shuffle after Danish Open
Talbot Wilson,
Following the Danish Open, stage seven on the World Match Racing Tour, rankings going into the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda (Oct. 6-11) have shifted slightly. New ISAF rankings came out on September 16 with changes noted in that list also. Many of the twenty-four teams sailing for the King Edward VII Gold Cup Trophy will be arriving in Bermuda for early registration on Sunday October 4th.... [more]
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Formula Windsurfing World Championships - footage of Allison Shreeve
Videos of Allison Shreeve at the Formula Windsurfing World Championships at Santa Pola.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup images from Leighton O'Connor
Leighton O'Connor images,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - Photographer Leighton O'Connor has sent us these images of the racing at Newport, Rhode Island.... [more]
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Emirates Team New Zealand - blasting in Cartagena
Emirates Team NZ,
Check out this stunning video from Emirates Team New Zealand competing in the final round of the Audi MedCup in Cartagena, Spain.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - Ericsson will not compete
Ericsson Racing Team media,
Ericsson's statement regarding their decision not to compete in the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race. 'The decision was not easy for Ericsson, since the race has served us extremely well and the feedback from our customers is great. But we achieved everything we hoped for and thus it is now natural to pause and? seek out new opportunities.'... [more]
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Two views of the latest America's Cup Legal Decision
Alinghi Media and BMW Oracle Racing Media,
Both Societe Nautique de Geneve and Golden Gate Yacht Club have responded to Justice Shirley Kornreich's decision handed down in the New York Supreme Court, today: 'The statement from Societe Nautique de Geneve reads: 'In her ruling relating to a hearing on 10 August, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich highlights '...the unsportsmanlike behavior of Golden Gate...'... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Supreme Court again rules in favour of Golden Gate
Richard Gladwell,
In a decision issued this morning, NZT, Justice Shirley Kornreich has ruled that Golden Gate Yacht Club do not have to provide their Customs House Registry certificate until two weeks before the 33rd America's Cup Match, scheduled for 8 February 2010 in United Arab Emirates. Kornreich was ruling on a motion lodged by SNG, requiring that the Challenger be required to produce the document... [more]
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Bob Fisher: Swiss club gains control of America's Cup rules
Bob Fisher, The Guardian,
In a seven-page document, which until recently was kept secret, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has given the Swiss holders of the America's Cup carte blanche with the sailing rules for the event, in exchange for a sum of €150,000 (£136,000). The ISAF has granted the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), which is represented by the Alinghi team, the right to amend the universally used R... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Race 2 La Rochelle to Rio de Janeiro
Clipper event media,
Clipper 09-10 - Race 2, La Rochelle to Rio de Janeiro. Ahead lies a 4,890-mile route that is expected to take around 28 days to complete - the longest passage most of the crews will have ever made. The Clipper Race is the only race in the world where the crews come from all walks of life, all ages and with all levels of experience. Prior to their training, some 40 percent of the crews had never... [more]
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New Investors take a stake in the World Match Racing Tour
WMRT media,
Hong Kong - based private company Regal Faith Ltd and its consortium of investors based in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia has acquired ProMatch Tour Ltd, the exclusive rights holder of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). Match racing veteran Peter Gilmour has been appointed Acting President and will become the Tour Advisor once a full time replacement has been found.... [more]
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2010 Fitzroy Yachts Solo Tasman Challenge - IRC or Adventure?
Lindsay Wright,
After receiving complaints from race entrants about the cost and complexity of obtaining IRC certificates for their boats, the committee has decided that the 2010 event will be raced under two classes: IRC and an 'Adventure' class. The Adventure Class is designed to be in keeping with the original ethos of the race which was to provide people with the challenge of preparing their boats to race to... [more]
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Internet 101 - Hits are not people - understanding basic web stats
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
While the internet is now 20 years old, confusion still abounds about the basic recording of visits to websites. When you are being told about the wonderful traffic a website receives, check to see if the claimant has been impressed by the hits, the page views or the unique visitors.... [more]
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Accident at sea: What would you do?
John Keelty,
Do you really know how to use the mandatory drugs in your medical kit? Do you know how and where to correctly give an injection? Do you know how to best prepare a patient with broken ribs or bones for evacuation? Do you know how to assess and monitor your crewmember that has been struck by the boom? Not sure?- then you'll want to know what the CYCA of Sydney is doing... [more]
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Sail for Gold - Australian Gold medal winners images from Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Images from the Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth UK from photographer Ingrid Abery. These shots are of the Australian Gold Medal winners, Tom Slingsby (Laser) and Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (49er's).... [more]
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More photos by Chuck Lantz from the 29er North American Championships
Chuck Lantz,
More photos by Chuck Lantz from the 29er class North American Championships, held Sept. 19 & 20, 2009 on San Francisco Bay, hosted by the St. Francis YC... [more]
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Canberra Yacht Club hosts OK Dinghy Sprint Series this weekend
Matt Owen,
This weekend will the herald the arrival of up 30 top OK Dinghy's on the frigid waters of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.... [more]
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Photos by Chuck Lantz from the 29er North American Championships
Chuck Lantz,
Photos by Chuck Lantz from the 29er North American Championships, held Sept. 19 & 20, 2009 on San Francisco Bay, hosted by the St. Francis YC... [more]
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2009 Etchells North Americans Final Results
Houston USA sailor Marvin Beckmann sailed to victory in the 2009 Glenfiddich North American Etchells titles in Toronto Canada this week ahead of Canada's Hank Lammens and 1986 and 1987 Etchells World Champion Bruce Burton.... [more]
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