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Nine hours to Win A Laser, ENTER NOW!!!

iShares crash, all the hot news

LAST DAY!!! Win a Laser sailing boat!! - AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495

Entries are flooding in, with hundreds more today. 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 tonight -so do it NOW!!... [more]
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12 Metre World Championship - No surprises
Jan Harley,
12 Metre World Championship. There were no surprises in the finishes posted by the 17 Twelves who completed only a single race today at the 2009 12 Metre World Championship. After sailing out to the old America's Cup racecourse off Brenton Point, the wind speed took a nosedive as it changed direction from WSW to NNW, leaving the competitors drifting for close to two hours.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - 73 yachts have entered so far
Event Media,
Two weeks to go to close of entries and the 2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race looks set for another cracking edition -its 30th. 73 yachts have entered so far, only five short of last year's record number. The varied fleet will have different aspirations, but from the largest, ICAP Leopard, to the smallest, Sipi's Song; from the ten launched in 2009 to the oldest launched in 1974, Zizanie... [more]
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Colgate World Cup Sylt Event preview
PWA World Tour Media,
2009 PWA World Tour's final competition draws ever closer the pressure rises amongst the sailors, and Sylt's iconic Westerland beach gears up for what promises to be a dramatic conclusion to the season. From September 25th through to October 4th the Worlds best wave sailors, freestylers, and slalom sailors will battle it out forfinal end of year rankings, share of the €105,000 prize purse... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Thomson announces co-skipper
Alex Thomson Racing,
Hot on the heels of announcing his new boat (Info) Alex has announced his co skipper for the TJV on the 8 November will be his long time boat captain Ross Daniel. Ross, like Alex, started his career at Clipper, then went onto skipper on their round the world race before venturing into the IMOCA class.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - Italian campaign confirmed
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - An Italian campaign led by Giovanni Soldini has been officially confirmed for the race. Italia 70 has acquired and will compete aboard Ericsson 3, the second generation Volvo Open 70 which carried the Nordic team's hopes in the 2008-09 event. Italia 70 will draw on Italian yachtsmen and women to build a national offshore racing team.... [more]
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iShares Cup Amsterdam - Crash, bang and first collision of the round
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup Amsterdam collison report. There was dramatic racing on the water during the preview media day of the iShares Cup Amsterdam this afternoon when in the fourth race of the day, Mike Golding's Ecover was hit by Oman Sail Renaissance, skippered by Loick Peyron, in a classic port starboard confrontation.... [more]
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iShares Cup - Set for the Penultimate Round
iShares Cup media,
The penultimate round of the iShares Cup starts tomorrow (Friday, 25th September) in Amsterdam, Holland. As will be the tussle in the top half of the overall iShares Cup leaderboard, as the front runners vie for pole position ahead of the final round of the six-stage series that will take place in Almeria (Spain) over the 10th-12th October.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Battle of Biscay won
Clipper Event media,
The Clipper 09-10 race viewer indicates this morning that Hull & Humber may have won the Battle of Biscay. With only a few miles to go before rounding Cape Finisterre the team has a comfortable lead on the rest of the fleet. Despite having issues with their spinnaker Hull & Humber's decision to stay further offshore as they head towards Cape Finisterre has paid dividends.... [more]
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Ocean Racing Club of Victoria - It's a Ripper Tour so book now!
John Curnow,
No matter whether you're an avid yachty, casual fisherman, dedicated beach walker, interested surfer, summertime boaty, keen historian or local resident, the ORCV's Rip Tour has been a highlight for years because it is informative and truly educational. October 25, 2009 is all you need to think about, so put it in your phone or diary now!... [more]
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Morris Finance Sydney 38 Short Course Championship won by Cinquante
The 2009 Morris Finance One Design Short Course Regatta was hosted by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club over the weekend of the 19th and 20th September. The event is the traditional season opener for the Victorian Sydney 38 fleet and is designed to provide owners and their crews with the opportunity for crew training and close racing. Local yacht Cinquante won the event from Challenge, a close second.... [more]
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13 Year Old Bird Island Race Record in Jeopardy
Jennifer Crooks,
A 27 strong fleet will continue their preparations for this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in this weekend's 85 nautical mile Bird Island Race. With strong winds predicated over the weekend, the 13 year old race record of 7 hours, 42 mins, 15 secs is in jeopardy.... [more]
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12 Metre World Championship - Sailors experience Déjà vu
Jan Harley,
12 Metre World Championship report. Divided into four divisions – Grand Prix, Modern, Traditional and Vintage – the 17 competing yachts sailed three races today, all in different wind levels in the Twelves old stomping grounds off Brenton Point. The southwesterly breeze went from light, increasing to 12 knots for race two.... [more]
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More Audi Melges 32 World Championship images
Guido Trombetta/B-plan & Carlo Borlenghi images,
More Guido Trombetta/BPplan and Carlo Borlenghi images from the Audi Melges 32 World Championship in Porto Cervo, Italy.... [more]
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Royal Navy to play key role at opening of new Sandringham Yacht Club
Di Pearson,
The Royal Australian Navy is to be at the forefront at the Official Opening of the brand new Sandringham Yacht Club premises in Melbourne on Saturday 3rd October... [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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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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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, 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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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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Gilmour pours cold water on Louis Vuitton World Series
In an interview with, 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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Audi Melges 32 World Championship images from Guido Trombetta
Guido Trombetta/B-plan images,
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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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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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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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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NSW Maritime advice for mariners regarding the Sydney dust storms
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime advises mariners to exercise caution at this time of reduced visibility. Keep to a safe speed, maintain a proper lookout and show navigation lights.&nlid=<:nlid:>&tbl=<:tableName:>&pwd=<:password:>'>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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Audi Melges 32 World Championship 2009 preview
Jill Campbell - YCCS,
Audi Melges 32 World Championship 2009. Although approximately two-thirds of the fleet is Italian, seven other nationalities - Australia, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Monaco and the USA - are also represented. The teams to watch are numerous and no one boat is seen as a favourite for the championship, so competition is sure to be fierce.... [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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