Bertrand, Palfrey and Slingsby to star at Etchells Spring on Lake Mac, Heaven Can Wait and more

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20-27 knots expected on Lake Macquarie over the next two days for the Etchells Spring series and the Heaven Can Wait 24 hours race - lots of exciting racing ahead.

Bertrand-Palfrey-Slingsby star team -Etchells Spring on Lake Macquarie
Anna Wrack,
The annual Etchells Spring Regatta, held over the October 3/4 weekend, has been boosted by the entry of Victorian sailing legend John Bertrand and a star crew. The event, now in its tenth year, has become a popular early-season tester, attracting quality fields and producing very close and exciting racing on the flat waters of beautiful Lake Macquarie, an hour and a half north of Sydney.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait -Charity donations leaderboard-heading towards $18k!!
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 past $12,800, up more than $4k in last 24 hours and on track to reach $18k before the race finishes on Sunday. In a Heaven Can Wait first, a virtual web based sponsorship race is increasing donations collected for the Cancer Cou... [more]
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Alinghi 5 arrives in Ras Al-Khaimah - video
Video highlights of Alinghi 5 arriving in Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE. The Swiss Defender of the 33rd America's Cup docked in the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah on Wednesday morning after a 12 day, 4,400nm voyage aboard Rickmers Singapore, a cargo ship.... [more]
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2009 Croatia Yacht Rally - Success for Aussie sailing famiyl
Sandman PR,
Sandringham (VIC) family, John and Sandy Lindholm and their three children, recently sailed their chartered yacht to victory in Mariner Boating Holidays' 2009 Croatia Yacht Rally... [more]
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Tasmanian Sailing Academy sailors head for NSW Youth championships
Peter Campbell,
Eight young Tasmanian Laser dinghy and windsurfer sailors are taking part in the NSW Youth Championships at Georges River 16ft Sailing Club over the October long weekend.... [more]
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Sonar World Championship - Day One report
Andrea Watson,
Sonar World Championship - Day One. With conditions on Long Island Sound as far from typical as they get, the 58 boat Sonar Worlds fleet got off three races with winds gusting into the 20's and temperatures well down in the 50's.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 24-hour Race Wind Forecast by PredictWind
Nathan May,
PredictWind is fast becoming one of the main wind forecasting tools used by expert sailors around the world. Using topographical maps and high resolution wind forecasting models PredictWind is able to generate a high resolution wind forecast that zooms into the 1km resolution level giving more accurate details for your chosen location.... [more]
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Excalibur yacht disaster on Australian Story: Mon Oct 5, 8pm, ABC1
Emma Rusher,
The miraculous survival story of two Melbourne sailors who struggled to stay alive for seven hours in stormy seas off the coast of New South Wales, only to be run over by a 50 000 tonne ship that ultimately became their salvation after their yacht capsized.... [more]
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PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt Day 6 results and video highlight
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day 6. Alex Mussolini tears a pathway to the front of the fleet on day six with an awesome display of skill in a super sized Sylt spectacular.... [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez images from Kurt Arrigo
Kurt Arrigo images/KPMS,
Kurt Arrigo took these magnificient images of the Classic yachts at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Race 2 Day 10 - Unpredictable winds plague fleet
Clipper media,
Clipper 09-10: Race 2 Day 10. Unpredictable winds and light airs continue to hamper the teams this morning as the fleet struggles to clear the Canary Islands.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 arrives in Ras Al Khaimah UEA - Carlo Borlenghi images
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Well known photographer Carlo Borlenghi/Alinghi presents this gallery of images as Alinghi 5 arrives in Ras Al Khaimah UEA.... [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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NSW Maritime Medals recognise service to boating community
NSW Government Media,
Six marine rescue volunteers are among eleven people to receive this year's NSW Maritime Medals in recognition of their contribution to the State's boating community, Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi said today. Mr Tripodi today presented the 2009-10 Maritime Medals aboard the Tall Ship James Craig at a function that also marked the launch of the new boating season.... [more]
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Ocean adventurer joins Boat for Life safety campaign
NSW Minister Joe Tripodi,
Pete Goss has signed up to become a Safety Ambassador for the boating safety education campaign, Boat for Life. 'Pete Goss is a former British Royal Marine who was awarded the MBE by Queen Elizabeth II and the Legion d'Honneur by the French President.' Mr Tripodi said the Spirit of Mystery voyage was the latest in Mr Goss's long record of seafaring adventures, including six transatlantic and... [more]
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Fastnet winners to contest Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Jennifer Crooks,
For the first time ever, the line honours and overall handicap winners of Britain's famous Rolex Fastnet Race will contest the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in the same year.... [more]
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Wooden Boat Festival amid summer fun at the Docklands
Di Pearson,
Fans of wooden boats will be able to get their fill at the Melbourne Wooden Boat Festival which will come to the Docklands precinct on Victoria Harbour in Melbourne, Victoria, from 19-21 February 2010.... [more]
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Mini Transat leg 1 - Simon McGoldrick aboard AUS 587 Compositeworks
Simon McGoldrick,
Mini Transat leg 1. What a beginning to this epic race! With a forecast for a downwind sleigh ride the whole 1100nm to Madera, everyone was so excited at La Rochelle to get out there and send it. And we weren't disappointed. The start day dawned bright and sunny, and amidst thousands of spectators both ashore and on the course, all 85 of us were given a well deserved farewell.... [more]
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Anguished America's Cup measurement document released by Challenger
Richard Gladwell,
BMW Oracle racing have released the Customs House Registry certificate for the yacht USA which they named in their America's Cup Challenge in July 2007. The document has long been sought by the America's Cup Defender, who had been requesting that it be provided for many months before the New York Court of Appeal confirmed that Golden Gate Yacht Club was the valid Challenger.... [more]
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RC 44 Portoroz Cup match race - New team surprises everyone
RC 44 media,
RC 44 Portoroz Cup match race report. Paul Cayard and his new team Katusha surprised everyone – and himself - in the Bank Sarasin RC 44 Portoroz Cup match race series, dominating the event and winning the best of three final against Karol Jablonski's Organika.... [more]
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More Affidavits hit the Supreme Court's table over America's Cup rules
Richard Gladwell,
Golden Gate Yacht Club has released its Reply to the Opposition papers filed late last week in the New York Supreme Court, by the America's Cup Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve. GGYC filed a motion to re-argue an earlier decision that under a strict reading of the Deed of Gift, SNG, had the unfettered right to write and enforce rules for the Match scheduled for Ras al-Khaimah UAE, in February... [more]
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Miami OCR Notice of Race available Online
Marni Lane,
US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR will bring together the world's top sailors for elite-level competition in the classes selected for the Olympic and Paralympic Games from January 24-30, 2010. Starting November 13, 2009, competitors and coaches will be required to register online at [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - Another gorgeous 'summer' day
Another gorgeous 'summer' day for participants as racing continues for the 2009 edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. With 296 entries this event is the unique annual rendez-vous of both classic and modern boats.... [more]
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Ronstan Sail Inland Series 09/10
Samuel Watson,
The Sail Inland committee would like to invite all sailors to the Ronstan Sail Inland Series 09/10. The aim of the Ronstan Sail Inland Series is to get as many boats on the water. To fulfil this aim the Sail Inland Committee has created a series of races at no cost to Sailors.... [more]
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2009 I14 NSW State Titles this October Long Weekend
Oliver Merz,
I14 NSW state titles hosted by Woollahra Sailing Club will commence this Saturday, October 3rd... [more]
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Commentary: Blame the NY court system for Cup's legal malaise
Damian Christie,
The America's Cup is in a legal deadlock now not just because of the intransigence of its Swiss masters and the American challenger, but also because of the erroneous rulings that the New York court system made two decades ago on the outcome of the 1988 catamaran/big boat mismatch.... [more]
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Winged Victory - the untold story of Australia II's keel design,
In the summer of 1983, in the months leading up to the 25th America's Cup competition in Newport, Rhode Island, a storm of controversy gathered over the challenging Australian and defending New York Yacht Club syndicates. At that time, the rules governing the Cup required that each yacht be designed by citizens of the country it represented. The principal designer of Australia II, the eventual win... [more]
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2010 Pittwater to Coffs - Coffs to Paradise – Sail Paradise NOR
Rob Mundle,
Details of Australia's new east coast offshore circuit ‘The Warm Weather Alternative', which is scheduled to be held between Pittwater, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast next January, are now available following the posting of the Notice of Race for all three events.... [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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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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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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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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