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16 Oct 2009                                       To respond to this email CLICK HERE

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The Latest Sail-World competition - Prize value over $300,000
Since 2000 we've been running Sail-world online competitions. These have been very popular, with our audience. Sailors have won everything from charter holidays, to offshore wet weather gear, inshore jackets and this year we broke new ground with our Win a Laser competition. Now we have a very different prize from those in our previous competitions.... [more]
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A Celebration of the lives of Andrew Short and Sally Gordon
Matt Allen, CYCA Commodore,
A celebration of the lives of Andrew Short and Sally Gordon will be conducted at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), 1 New Beach Road, Darling Point, on Tuesday October 20 from 2.00pm onwards. Please note that this event is restricted to family and friends of Andrew and Sally.... [more]
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Australia II - John Rousmaniere reflects on that winged keel
John Rousmaniere,
The issue of who designed Australia II has come to the forefront once again (and more angrily than ever, it seems). It last arose four years ago when I wrote an article for the American magazine Sailing World titled 'Who Designed Australia II?' The story was stimulated by a particular question by a particular group, the America's Cup Hall of Fame Selection Committee.... [more]
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High Tech Hot Wheels from McConaghy International
John Curnow,
The 'Toy Shop' is McConaghy's development area at their Mona Vale facility. It's where the functional and structural necessities of Maxi's, Mini Maxi's and Ocean Racing Yachts are turned into carbon fibre works of art - one of the unique and defining factors of all McConaghy boats.... [more]
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Ullman Sails Australia welcomes Bull Sails
Liz Haines,
Ullman Sails is very pleased to announce that prominent Melbourne Sailmaker, Tony Bull of 'Bull Sails' in Geelong, formerly Quantum Sails, has joined the Ullman Sails team. Tony has over 30 years sail making experience and has decided to take a change in direction by joining the fast growing Ullman Sails team in Australia.... [more]
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IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship
IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship. Germany, The Netherlands and Great Britain hold onto the leaderboard top spots after the opening two days of racing in Athens, Greece.... [more]
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Bavaria Yachts continue new product development with the Cruiser 45
Jamie Millar,
North South Yachting is delighted to announce Bavaria Yachts development of the new Cruiser 45, an exciting addition to the new Cruiser range. This forthcoming model is the third in a new series of yachts designed in conjunction with Farr Yacht Design and BMW DesignworksUSA (a subsidiary of the BMW Group).... [more]
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SNG and Ras Al Khaimah file against America's Cup venue challenge
Alinghi Media,
Societe Nautique de geneve, the defending America's Cup yacht club has filed its opposition brief regarding BMW Oracle's latest legal challenge (the seventh from the American team; this time against the venue). The papers state the absolute legitimacy for Ras Al Khaimah to be the venue as per the Order and Judgement of 7 April 2009... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: New America's Cup legal slugfest signaled by GGYC
Richard Gladwell,
The two year plus legal saga, otherwise known as the 33rd America's Cup, took a new turn today with the release of a letter from the Challenger, Golden Gate Yacht Club saying that they were considering filing a new complaint with the New York Supreme Court. This concerns an alleged breech of fiduciary duty, by the Defender and current Trustee, Societe Nautique de Geneve.... [more]
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Club Marine Series 2009-10 - Ideal conditions for Heat 1
Source: Jennifer Milligan - Yachting Victoria,
Club Marine Series 2009-10. Division 0 were first away on the course west of the shipping channel in their morning race in a south-easterly of 6-8kn. For the afternoon race, the division 1 fleet joined with the big boys over on the western course as the breeze built slightly to around 10kn and moved more south.... [more]
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Aussie duo sail past Prince Frederik
Chris Clarke,
Former Olympian Tom King (AUS) and crew Harley Kruse (AUS) shot past Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (DEN) on day four of the sailing at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - ICAP Leopard's quest for historic treble
Pitch PR,
Rolex Middle Sea Race - ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Helical Bar PLC Chief Executive Mike Slade, will once again take centre stage this weekend as she competes in the prestigious Rolex Middle Sea Race in Malta.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World race - Light winds defeat California
Clipper event media,
Clipper 09-10: Team Finland is another day and a few hundred miles closer to Rio de Janeiro and it can't come soon enough for the crew onboard. They know this race is not in the bag yet though - the final stage of this race is hotting up and the leading five yachts are getting closer as each hour goes by.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Two's Company
The Rolex Middle Sea Race has attracted its share of characters over the years and more often than not in the double-handed division.... [more]
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Southern's Foiling Moth rig explained
Brenna Pringle,
During the recent CST Moth Worlds held in Oregon, Southern Spars new rig design was put to the test. Results are in, and 10 of the top 20 competitors were using Southern Spars kit. So what makes up the Southern Moth rig?... [more]
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World Masters Games - Sailing gets underway
Event media,
World Masters Games. After two days of postponements due to inclement weather competition finally got underway yesterday in the Tasar class at Woollahra Sailing Club.... [more]
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Coastal Classic Form guide - Can the supermaxi win?
Zoe Hawkins,
Coastal Classic - Giant-slayers have a good chance of keeping the Labour Weekend race win local. Back in 1996, Split Enz set the record for the HSBC Premier Coastal Classic race from Auckland to Russell; 7 hours 20 minutes and 51 seconds.... [more]
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NSW Iron Cove Maritime Exclusion Zone
NSW RTA Media,
An RTA spokesperson said a maritime exclusion zone has been established on Iron Cove in Sydney to ensure safety during construction of the new bridge for the Inner West Busway project. This is the first bridge to be built on inner city waters in Sydney for 20 years.... [more]
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GP42 Global Championship - Consistency wins the day
Event Media,
GP42 . Through a great display of consistency not yet seen in this year's racing, Jose MarĂ­a van der Ploeg's (ESP) Turismo Madrid (ESP) has taken the early lead after three races in today's Day One of the 2009 GP42 Global Championship.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket - The Beast is back!
Paul Larsen,
Update from the Vestas Sailrocket team. After a big crash like the last one we need to spend some time just dialling the boat back in and making sure it is calibrated. This generally involves getting the steering system in sync with the foil alignment. We have a system of jigs and lasers to get it within fractions of a degree on land.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea warm up Race
Event media,
2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race - 23 yachts took part in a 15 nautical-mile warm-up race. For a variety of reasons, not least of them the weather, this short race proved a good shakedown ahead of the main-event.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race:
Clipper Event media,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Race 2, Day 23 report. It hasn't been a trouble free night for Team Finland's skipper and crew. A snap shackle (a small stainless steel shackle with a quick release mechanism) that was being used to attach one of the lines controlling the spinnaker failed, causing the end of the spinnaker to fly free and flog behind the mainsail. 'No drama really,' says Eero.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia announced
OC Events,
The first year of the Asian series will include events in Hong Kong, Singapore and Oman with the possibility of a fourth venue to be confirmed, and with a plan to grow this to a six-event series by 2011/12. Bids have already been received for the future series from a number of other venues across Asia.... [more]
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World Masters Games - Prince Frederik Tasared
Chris Clarke,
2009 Worlds Masters Games- Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (DEN) was left cold and wet when he was forced to abandon sailing not once, but twice on Wednesday as stormy weather wreaked havoc with the sailing at Rose Bay.... [more]
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2009 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships - Top sailors gather
ISAF (source: Hellenic Sailing Federation),
2009 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships - 16 nations are represented in Greece. Organized by the Hellenic Sailing Federation, the Faliron Olympic Complex at the Marina Delta Falirou is the venue for the 2009 IFDS Worlds, which features competition in all three Paralympic sailing events.... [more]
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Could Outteridge be ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year?
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Nathan Outteridge has been nominated for the prestigious ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Outteridge has had an incredible 12 months, winning all three 49er regattas he has competed in with new crew Iain Jensen, including the 49er World Championship and two ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Leaders put pile on the miles, others still in Doldrums
Clipper Ventures Media,
>It's all still very nip and tuck both at the front and the back of the fleet as the leading pack pulls away from rest of fleet with Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and Uniquely Singapore still stuck in the Doldrums and Qingdao confident of catching Cork... [more]
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Noosa River: A hot bed for future Olympic yachties
Ian Grant,
Noosa River sailors Ryan Palk and Klade Hauschildt remain on course to achieve their personal career ambitions to represent Australia at the Olympics. The Sabot class graduates have already won individual Laser class National championships and represented Australia at World championships but remain totally focused on wearing the Green and Gold sailing rig at a future Olympic regatta.... [more]
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GP42 Global Championship - Practice race
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
GP42 Global Championship Practice race report. Conditions for today's practice racing were perfect for old and new teams alike: a gentle 8-10 knot east-southeast breeze allowed for close maneuvers in the practice starts to test their skills at positioning and timing, and the 1.3-mile legs were long enough to shift gears, play a few shifts, and gauge each other's speed potential for the week.... [more]
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Line7 assets sold to Australian company
Australian firm Charles Parsons is buying the assets of collapsed sports and casual wear manufacturer Line7. The textile wholesaler, which has been a Line7 supplier, said today it was buying 100 percent of the intellectual property related to Line7's brand and all its registered trademarks globally. No value for the deal was disclosed.... [more]
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China Coast Race Week 2009
RHKYC media,
China Coast Race Week 2009 - From this Friday, 30 boats ranging in size from the 76' Reichel Pugh, Jelik II to the 33' X99s (which used to form the backbone of the Hong Kong yachting fleet) will contest China Coast Regatta in the waters to the south east of Hong Kong Island.... [more]
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World Masters Games: Wind postpones Prince Frederik's race
Chris Clarke,
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (DEN) was left high and dry when his sailing event was cancelled due to strong winds at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games on Tuesday.... [more]
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World Masters Games: Emotional opening as sailors pay their respects
Chris Clarke,
A minute's silence for fallen sailors Andrew Short and Sally Gordon before the commencement of today's sailing events at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games set the scene for an emotional first day at the sailing regatta... [more]
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OK Dinghys at Sail Sandy
Nigel Harvey,
Sail Sandy is to be held this weekend at Sandringham Yacht Club, and a strong contingent of OK dinghy sailors are expected to attend still thawing from the arctic conditions experienced in Canberra some weeks ago.... [more]
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National Dinghy Training Centre for the Australian Sailing Team
Craig Heydon,
The National Dinghy Training Centre will provide Australia's leading Olympic and Paralympic class sailors with a dedicated training facility ideally positioned close to the varied conditions offered in and around Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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UNSW puts on a good show at the 2009 University Teams racing regatta
Ajay Rau,
UNSW puts on a good show at the 2009 Australian University Teams Racing Regatta We fielded a 14 member squad for the Teams Racing Regatta held from October 1 - 4. There were a total of 11 University teams from Sydney, Queensland, Western Australia and Canberra. The level of competition and experience was high........... [more]
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Clipper Round the World 09-10 - The effects of the Doldrums
Clipper Ventures Media,
The effects of the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone), or Doldrums, are now plain for all to see with two well defined groups - one that has managed to slip through to the other side with little or no difficulty and is now powering towards Rio de Janeiro; the other still trying to free itself from the area. California is still trying to latch on to the back of this second group.... [more]
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Magnificent Sydney Harbour to again host Hardy Cup
Peter Campbell,
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, currently enjoying its 148th sailing season, will host the Hardy Cup from 7-11 February 2010, immediately following the 2010 Warren Jones Regatta in Perth. The invitation regatta again will be sailed in the Squadron's fleet of Elliott 6s, with the applications for an invitation closing with the Squadron Sailing Office before Friday, 6 November 2009.... [more]
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iShares Cup - Oman Sail Masirah crowned Overall Champions 2009
iShares Cup,
Oman Sail Masirah has won the iShares Cup 2009, but it came down to the last leg of the last race on the last day of the last regatta at the iShares Cup Almeria in Spain,... [more]
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