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Heaven Can Wait - the Charity donations leaderboard - an update
Event media,
Last year the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race raised nearly $13,000 for charity and this year the Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club is on track to beat that record with funds now busting through $8,000. In a Heaven Can Wait first, a virtual web based sponsorship race is increasing donations collected for the Cancer Council of NSW and widening audience participation ahead of the 24 hours race and the One... [more]
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Noakes Youth deliveries to cruising paradise
Lisa Ratcliff,
Utilising its established Noakes Youth program and a master class 5 skipper, young sailors looking to get their sea miles up are now available to deliver yachts from mainland Australia to the Kermandie Marina, which offers permanent and casual berthing and boat storage for a fraction of the cost of marina berthing in the major ports.... [more]
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Samoan Tsunami causes concern for sailing regatta in Cook Islands
Richard Gladwell,
A Pacific Islands sailing regatta in the Cook Islands has been on tenterhooks after the nearby Samoan tsunami disaster caused over 100 deaths. The Cook Islands are about 150nm from Samoa, and a sailing regatta has been hosted at Aututaki for all of this week. Surrounding islands have been devastated, where waves of four metres hit. There are reports of one New Zealand fatality.... [more]
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ORCV helps your ABC
John Curnow,
No. We're not talking about your literacy skills. We're talking about a two-part episode of the Australian Broadcasting Commission's, ‘Australian Story'.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash and 24hr race - October Long Weekend!
Mark Cherrington,
In just a few days 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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Pacific Ocean Tsunami after Samoan earthquake
An earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale near Samoa this morning has triggered a Pacific Ocean tsunami. The earthquake, at a depth of 35 kilometres, was centred 200 km south of the Samoan capital Apia and struck at 6.48am Tuesday local time and NZ time (3.48am Wednesday AEST) midway between the two island groups of Samoa and American Samoa. Local police report some deaths but numbers a... [more]
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Overview of the 2011 Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally
Ocean Race Media,
Overview of the 2011 Around Australia Ocean Race and the 2011 Around Australia Ocean Rally – Key Features explained. Important Key Feature for both the Race and the Rally. Participants can select where on the Coastline of Australia they start in The Race or Rally and finish.... [more]
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PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day 4 report plus video
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day 4. After the early start of the previous day, it was a welcome break for the sailors to arrive at the event site at 09:00. With plenty of wind, and the sun breaking through the clouds, the race crew quickly set the course in preparation for a downwind duel between the World's fastest windsurfers.... [more]
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Beauty Point start for Launceston to Hobart Race
Peter Campbell,
Launceston to Hobart Race, this year will start from Beauty Point on the Tamar River. Coming up for its third year, the 285 nautical mile race down Tasmania's East Coast is going from strength to strength, with the organisers, the Derwent Sailing Squadron and the Tamar Yacht Club, expecting more than 40 boats to compete.... [more]
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Could sailing be bigger than football?
Dansk Sejlunion,
It's often said that sailing will never be a spectator sport, but Secretary General of the Danish Sailing Association, Dan Ibsen, begs to differ... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Race 2 Day 8 - Into Stealth Mode
Clipper Event media,
Clipper 09-10: Race 2 Day 8 report. Cork, Ireland has been battling away in the middle of the fleet since destroying their medium weight spinnaker in a disastrous wrap, but they're keeping pace with Team Finland as they head through the Canary Islands.... [more]
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12 Metre Worlds images from Leighton O'Connor
Leighton O'Connor images,
Images from the final day of the 12 Metre World Championships from photographer Leighton O'Connor.... [more]
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Interview with Glenn Ashby, BOR 90 Team sailing coach
BMW Oracle media,
With the BOR 90 being handed back to the designers and boatbuilders this week for some planned modifications, Glenn Ashby, the team's sailing coach, took time out to talk about how the sailors are preparing for what is sure to be a unique episode in the long history of the America's Cup.... [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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2011 Ocean Race and Rally Race Organisation flies around Australia
Ocean Events Media,
Like the song says ‘I've been everywhere man', well not quite but I'm getting close in my travels around the coastline of Australia visiting our Around Australia Ocean Race start/finish ports and our Around Australia Ocean Rally ‘Rendezvous Ports'.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Race 2, Day 7. Mother nature in control
Clipper event media,
Clipper 09-10 - Race 2: La Rochelle to Rio de Janeiro. Day 7 report. Mother Nature pulled the plug and the normally reliable trade winds are switched off.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2009 nominations announced
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2009 nominees have been announced. In deciding the nominees, the achievements of sailors made during the qualifying period of 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 are taken into consideration.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Battle by Affidavit
Richard Gladwell,
Another couple of Affidavits hit desk of Justice Shirley Kornreich, in the New York Supreme Court, last week. They are the latest in a building storm over the rules to be used for the upcoming America's Cup, scheduled for Ras al Khaimah in early February 2010. While the arguments may seem to be over a few words, the implications for professional sport are potentially much more severe.... [more]
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Tasmanian Sailing Academy Sailors ready for NSW Youth Championships
richard scarr,
The Tasmanian Sailing Academy (supported by Yachting Tasmania, Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and Dinghy Group) has eight members taking part in the NSW Youth Championships at Georges River 16ft Skiff sailing club on the 3rd-5th of October 2009.... [more]
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Original Boxing Kangaroo flag heads home
The original boxing kangaroo flag flown on Australia II when it won the America's Cup in 1983 is on its way home to Australia. Today, another Australia II crewman, Skip Lissiman, accepted the flag and presented the bar with a new BK flag signed by the crew who rested the auld mug New York Yacht Club 26 years ago to the day.... [more]
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Bird Island Race - Maxi takes line honours
Jennifer Crooks,
Peter Millard and John Honan's 98ft maxi Lahana has won line honours in the 85 nautical mile Bird Island race early on Saturday morning in a race time of 9 hours, 38 mins and 37 secs, outside of race record time. The fleet of 25 yachts started racing at 1900hrs in 20-25knots of N/NW breeze and once offshore experienced strong NE winds heading to Bird Island.... [more]
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Interview with Tudur Owen from Mirsky Racing Team
Kyle Langford,
Interview with Tudur Owen, Mirsky Racing Team conducted by Kyle Langford. 'I have really enjoyed all of the sailing. The same can be said of match Racing, with only 2 events using the same class of boat the challenges for our team is being able to adapt to the boats and locations and perform as best as we can.' - Tudor Owen... [more]
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PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt Day 2 - Another day spent onshore
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt Day 2. The slalom sailors were tantalizingly close to starting their first heats today, but with variable winds plaguing the event site, they have been forced to wait for another day. Race director Juan Antonio Aragon made every effort to get the racing underway today, but the wind was far too gusty to hold any heats.... [more]
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iShares Cup Amsterdam - Seven different race winners
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup Amsterdam. There were seven different race winners in this penultimate event, that was more about tactics than boat handling. Gitana Extreme sailed brilliantly under pressure to win the penultimate iShares Cup Amsterdam event ahead of Oman Sail Renaissance,... [more]
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12 Metre World Championships - Evoking memories
Jan Harley,
2009 12 Metre World Championships final day report. For the final act of the world championships, two races were sailed in all four divisions – Grand Prix, Modern, Traditional and Vintage – before The Candy Store Cup was re-run after being abandoned on day two of racing.... [more]
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Jessica Watson blames instruments for bulk carrier collision
Nancy Knudsen,
Australian 16 year old Jessica Watson, who is aiming for the Round the World youngest sailor record has responded strongly to the Maritime Safety Queensland's damning assessment of the incident where her yacht was involved with a collision with a bulk carrier off the Queensland coast recently.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket record attempt - video highlights
Vestas Sailrocket, piloted by Paul Larsen, has just returned to Walvis Bay, Namibia to attempt to break the sailing speed record now held by L'Hydroptere. Enjoy these highlights from the team's previous record attempts.... [more]
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Performance Sailcraft & Sail-World.com competition: Who Won the Laser?
Chris Caldecoat from Performance Sailcraft Australasia, the Central Coast based NSW Laser dinghy manufacturer launched the Win a Laser competition in March 2009 on www.Sail-World.com and the competition closed on Friday 25th September 2009 at midnight.... [more]
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