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Were YOU at Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week? Fill in Survey Event Media, If you were at Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week 2009, as skipper, owner, crew or onshore supporters, event organisers are looking for your feed-back which will help the 2010 Race Week organisers 'fine tune'. Please complete this survey now.... [more] Onsend this story
Coastal Classic: Update from Alfa Romeo - 1500hrs - well within record Richard Gladwell, Sail-World spoke to ONE Sport's Martin Tasker aboard Alfa Romeo around 1445hrs this afternoon. At that stage she was in the vicinity of Poor Knights. Speeds were well over 20kts - more than sufficient to achieve the 17kt average to break the race record. She was sailing on a two sail fetch with a jib-top set.... [more] Onsend this story
Coastal Classic: Images from the start - 50fters Richard Gladwell, Interest is high in the performance of the 50fter fleet in the 2009 Coastal Classic. Soon after the start, the Bakewell-White design Wired looked to have the measure of the fleet, however there was a long way left to sail. Georgia Racing, with a smaller spinnaker was also well placed.... [more] Onsend this story
IT for the modern sailor seminar Quantum Sails Australasia, Are you interested in learning about the latest tools available to Navigators and Tacticians? Are you having trouble keeping up with the latest tools available to Navigators/Tacticians?... [more] Onsend this story
An Evolution in sails Jeni Bone, Four renowned sailmaking lofts in Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to form the global Evolution Sails group, now covering Singapore, Canada, the US, New Zealand and Australia.... [more] Onsend this story
The Latest Sail-World competition - Prize value over $300,000 www.sail-world.com, 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] Onsend this story
Coastal Classic: Olympic 49er making fast time Richard Gladwell, Sail-World spoke to the support team from the Olympic 49er crew, who are paralleling the HSBC Coastal Classic fleet, in the 119nm dash to the Bay of Islands. At 1325hrs they were off the Hen and Chickens, just north of Whangarei and were making good progress... [more] Onsend this story
Black Jack double act for January Rob Mundle, Brisbane based yachtsman Peter Harburg has decided to use both 'Black Jacks' in January's new East Coast ofshore circuit - from Pittwater to Coffs Harbour to Paradise.... [more] Onsend this story
Sea Survival Safety Course - I'll be back - and I am! John Curnow, Perhaps it was Bob 'Freight Train' Williams' fantastic article here on Sail-World recently or maybe it was our involvement in the ABC's recent edition of 'Australian Story'. No matter what, the phone and emails have been running hot with enquiries for another of the ORCV's terrific Sea Survival and Safety Courses to be run - and we only did the last one at the end of September.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 HSBC Coastal Classic gets underway in record setting conditions Richard Gladwell, The fleet of around 200 starters in the 2009 HSBC Coastal Classic got underway today at 1000hrs in a southwesterly breeze of about 20kts. two hours later the fleet was making fast time up the coast and seemed to be on track for the race record.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Lion New Zealand returns Lisa Ratcliff, Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2009 - iconic Kiwi yacht Lion New Zealand has this week been stamped the 60th applicant entry. Skipper for the upcoming Rolex Sydney Hobart will be Alistair Moore who will be joined by a number of the offspring of those heroes from 1984 to commemorate the silver anniversary of Lion New Zealand's win.... [more] Onsend this story
Black Swan Racing wins Geneva Match Race Sail-World.com/Black Swan Racing, Keith Swinton and his Black Swan Racing team won the 7th Bentley Geneva Match Race on the Bay of Geneva defeating Staffan Lindberg 2-1 in the final. 'Having reached the semi final stage of the competition ranked in third place we raced French Veteran and America's Cup sailor Bertrand Pace in the best of five semi-finals.' - Keith Swinton, Black Swan Racing.... [more] Onsend this story
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 Race Partner announced Oliver Dewar, Leading yacht hardware company Ronstan confirmed arrangements to be a Race Partner with the Global Ocean Race 2011-12... [more] Onsend this story
Vestas Sailrocket - One of those days as Mother Nature refuses to play Paul Larsen, Latest news from the Vestas Sailrocket Team, who are running out of time on their final attempt at breaking the World Sailing Speed record.... [more] Onsend this story
Auch collects 'showbags' in overnight yacht race Peter Campbell, >Several Tasmanian entrants for this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race last night and early today stepped up their preparations for the ocean classic by competing in the Combined Clubs Offshore Series race from Bellerive to the Isle of Caves and return.... [more] Onsend this story
How do you get a 20 footer to Vanuatu? John Curnow, So just how do you get a 20 footer to Vanuatu? Simple. Make sure it is a container and then place it on a ship. APC Logistics has very generously donated the transport fees to Vanuatu for a 20' container full of educational materials and humanitarian aid, as part of the ORCV's 2010 Melbourne to Vanuatu.... [more] Onsend this story
The S40 One Design is heading to Australia. Rules? What rules???! Tim Newton, Something a little different is about to hit our race courses in Australia. It's the new S40 One Design from the design board of Javier Soto Acebal. In between his designs for Wally Yachts and the TP52 circuit he came up with a 12 metre one-design yacht that promises true grand prix racing at an affordable price. Check out the pics and video at www.longitudeyachts.com... [more] Onsend this story
Dutch teen may yet set sail Media Services, In Utrecht, The Netherlands, the fortunes of the 13-year-old girl who plans to sail solo around the world will be decided October 26, when the Utrecht Court decrees whether or not Laura Dekker is too young for her venture.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Some Class trophies yet to be decided Sail-World.com/KPMS, Rolex Middle Sea Race. As of 17:30, thirty seven yachts had completed the 2009 race, with Mike Slade's ICAP Leopard (GBR) taking line honours and Andy Soriano's Alegre (GBR) now confirmed as the Overall winner.... [more] Onsend this story
Preparations gather pace for Louis Vuitton Trophy - Nice Louis Vuitton Media, With two weeks to go until the eight teams are scheduled to assemble for practice sailing in Nice, preparations for the first Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta are gathering pace. The facilities in Nice are being readied, the race boats are being tested, equalised and prepared for racing, and some of the teams spent some time on ACC yachts last week, working out the kinks ahead of the first race day,... [more] Onsend this story
Velux 5 Oceans - First US entry is Brad Van Liew Sail-World.com/Velux 5 Oceans, Brad Van Liew is the first US entry in the Velux 5 Oceans 2010-11 race. Van Liew's entry will be in the Eco 60 Class. In 2003 onboard the Class II Tommy Hilfiger Freedom America, Van Liew won the race, which subsequently changed his life.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of the Waitemata: A day out on Alfa Romeo Richard Gladwell, Earlier this week the media were treated to a couple of hours sailing aboard Alfa Romeo, Neville Crichton's champion supermaxi, which is widely expected to take line honours and the race record in the upcoming HSBC Coastal Classic, which will be contested by around 200 yachts.... [more] Onsend this story
Spirit of Canada AroundTogether - the Grassroots story continues www.Sail-World.com, In a unique grass roots funding campaign, since 1996 the Spirit of Canada team has been putting the names of those individuals who have supported Spirit of Canada on the hulls of both Spirit of Canada open sailboats.... [more] Onsend this story
Ullman Sails Sydney 38 Series kicks off in Melbourne Greg Clinnick, After the pre-season regatta four weeks ago in Geelong, the Victorian Sydney 38 fleet were keen to flex their muscles and settle some scores between the small but fiercely competitive fleet based in Port Phillip Bay.... [more] Onsend this story
John Flower receives Yachting Australia's Lifetime Achievement Award Yachting Australia WA, There can be few more deserving than John Flower, a highly respected gentle man who was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Australian Yachting Awards held last Friday night in Victoria.... [more] Onsend this story
Finding the ASX200 for marine ecosystems CSIRO, Researchers are building the environmental equivalent of the ASX200 as a means of monitoring the health of Australian marine ecosystems. Key ecological features chosen for this study included the Perth Canyon and large ocean eddies.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Middle Sea Race - First Maltese yacht crosses finish line Sail-World.com/KPMS, The 2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race now has fourteen finishers. Finishers this morning were Strait Deaer (MLT), Tonnerre de Breskens III (NED), Fever (GBR), Nix (NED), Shambala (ITA) and Big One (CRO).... [more] Onsend this story
Cris Brodie joins NZ Rigging as a Director NZ Rigging media, Leading international sparmaker and rigging specialist, New Zealand Rigging announces that Cris Brodie has joined the company as a director. Cris has many years experience in the rigging business including working as a rigger in the Volvo Ocean Race, managing large superyacht refits and running an international sparmaking and rigging business.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup Defender takes hard line on Trustee claims Alinghi Media, The Societe Nautique de Geneve Comite Central responds to the Golden Gate Yacht Club's latest letter: 'The SNG Comité Central is fully supportive of the Club's decisions to date concerning the 33rd America's Cup, including the selection of Ras Al Khaimah as the venue [...],' it writes.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 La Rochelle to Rio de Janeiro Leg 2 race is over Sail-World/Clipper Ventures, The Clipper Race - Race 2 from La Rochelle to Rio de Janeiro, officially ended at 12.00 GMT today following an issuing of amended Sailing Instructions which were received by the fleet 24 hours ago. Teams that had already crossed the finish line will be awarded the relevant finishing position, while the others will be awarded the position based on their distance to finish as of noon GMT... [more] Onsend this story
420 and 470 fans - help two top sailors win $3000 for their campaign Sail-World, Frankie Lardies and Finn Drummond won silver at the 420 World Championships in Italy in August. The pair, now in the Olympic class 470, are chasing sponsorship from Toyota, and a simple on line vote from you could help them secure the support. All they need is one mouse click from you. Please help.... [more] Onsend this story
Golden Gate counters Swiss claims over America's Cup rules and venue Sail-World, The Challenger for the America's Cup, Golden gate Yacht Club has filed papers in rebuttal of many of the claims made by Societe Nautique de Geneve ahead of the Hearing in the New York Supreme Court on 27 October 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
Sydney City Marine mega-lift appeals to superyachts Jeni Bone, Sydney City Marine is in the throes of welcoming what will be the largest lift on the east coast – the 800 tonne lift that has been especially designed to carry superyachts and massive charter vessels.... [more] Onsend this story
Blasting away in the Rolex Middle Sea Race - a mid fleet view Ben Gladwell, Sail-World Europe, Sail-World's European correspondent-at large, Ben Gladwell, filed this account after a tumultuous Rolex Middle Sea Race, which saw the first yacht to finish, ICAP Leopard miss the race record by 30 minutes. Gladwell (21) sailed in the race aboard a chartered 42fter, the race started slowly for them, but the breeze quickly built in strength on the way to the first turning point off Sicily... [more] Onsend this story
CYCA turns on a ‘sailor's farewell' Bob Wonders, Hundreds pack the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia as it honours two of its esteemed members. With the club burgee at half-mast, members, friends, guests and ‘mates' turned up in numbers to honour the lost sailors, both of whom tragically died when ‘Shorty's' 24.0-metre maxi crashed into Flinders Islet, off Port Kembla, two weeks ago.... [more] Onsend this story
Memorable service honours the late Andrew Short Bob Wonders, Huge turnout honours yachtsman, businessman Andrew Short. ‘Shorty', as he was known far and wide, tragically died, together with friend and crew mate Sally ‘Sal' Gordon, when his 24.0-metre maxi yacht ran aground on rocks off Port Kembla two weeks ago.... [more] Onsend this story
Melbourne Leisurefest 2009 boasts another huge success AAP Medianet, Melbourne Leisurefest boasted another successful show in 2009, with attendance up by 15 per cent over the inaugural event last year. A total of 32,401 patrons attended the four-day event at Sandown Racecourse, which featured caravans, RVs, four-wheel-drives, boats and all the associated equipment and accessories... [more] Onsend this story
Azzura Marine Nowra impacted by economic downturn Azzura Marine Media, Amidst the global economic downturn and its impact on the luxury yacht building industry, Australian yacht builder Azzura Marine, has undertaken a detailed review of its operations.... [more] Onsend this story
Product Recall - Burke Marine Deluxe & Standard Bosun Chairs recalled Burke Marine, Burke Marine is conducting a voluntary product recall of their Deluxe and Standard Bosun Chairs that were purchased nationally after July 2007 that do not display either a production batch number or inspection label.... [more] Onsend this story
News from the Melbourne offshore scene - Grandpa's Axe John Curnow, The old saying starts with 'It's had six new handles and three new heads...,' which is certainly true enough of ‘Audi Centre Melbourne'. However, unlike the rest of the saying - '... but it's still the same axe!' - the boat is now anything but the same.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper Ventures publishes Eco 60 rules and regulations Sail-World.com/Clipper Ventures, The Velux 5 Oceans 2010-11 will see the Eco 60, a new class of offshore racing boat, competing for the first time in the event. 'The Eco 60 Class is an exciting new concept that has proven to be extremely popular with skippers and sponsors alike, with ten entries now confirmed for the next Velux 5 Oceans' - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.... [more] Onsend this story
Extreme 40 Circuit without Title Sponsor for 2010 as iShares withdraws Sail-World.com/OC Events, The Extreme Sailing Series, owned and organised by OC Events, is looking for a Title Sponsor after the withdrawal of iShares for the 2010 season.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Middle Sea Race images - onboard DSK and fleet aerials Carlo Borlenghi and Bruno Cocozza images, The Rolex Middle Sea Race - Photographer Bruno Cocozza was onboard DSK Pioneer Investments and offers this gallery of images, showing just what 'race life' is about. Photographer Carlo Borlenghi took to the air and offers these images of various yachts crashing their way through the ocean.... [more] Onsend this story
The Showdown - Hobart's newest sailing regatta Peter Campbell, 'The Showdown' - Tasmania's newest regatta for all classes of sailing boats - is shaping up as a real winner, with entries flowing in to the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.... [more] Onsend this story
Lion New Zealand's Sydney Hobart win recalled 25 years on TVNZ and Sail-World, Lion New Zealand will join five super maxis in the 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race to commemorate the 25th anniversary of her race win in the classic. Last Saturday evening Blake's former crew from the Sydney Hobart Race gathered at a fundraising auction to relive memories of the race. SeeONE Sport's Martin Tasker's video of the event... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Far from over Event Media, The 30th Rolex Middle Sea Race is far from over with only eight yachts finished, thirty-nine yachts still on the course and twenty-three retired.... [more] Onsend this story
Enjoy an evening on board the replica of Cook's Endeavour Shirani Aththas, Enjoy an evening on board the replica of Cook's Endeavour - Step back in time for an 18th century tall ship adventure with the National Maritime Museum's Family Endeavour Adventure from 6 pm to 8 pm on Saturday 7 November.... [more] Onsend this story
The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Ruyant all the way Sail-World.com amended, The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Thomas Ruyant (Faber France) has left the archipelago of Fernando do Noronha to starboard (right). He has passed the archipelago at full speed reaching 12.02 knots between the two positioning calls.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race: Team Finland finishes Sail-World/Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Race 2. Team Finland has taken line honours in the race from La Rochelle to Rio de Janeiro. Crossing the line at 16:00:36 local time (18:00:36 GMT) their latest victory makes it two out of two for the Scandinavian entry.... [more] Onsend this story
The story is out: Jessica Watson's collision report Nancy Knudsen, As Jessica's Pink Lady heads for the tip of New Zealand, the just released ATSB preliminary report into the collision that turned her overnight into a world media sensation has cleared some mysteries surrounding the now-famous incident.. One of the mysteries was how Jessica, heading southeast from the coast towards a ship travelling north could possibly have damaged her starboard hull.... [more] Onsend this story
World Match Race Tour - Minoprio at top of game going into Monsoon Cup Tracey Johnson, The 2009 World Match Racing Tour climaxes at the fifth Monsoon Cup to held in Terengganu on the east coast of Malaysia from 1 to 6 December when 12 teams clash in the 2009 Tour deciding event. World Match Racing Tour leader, New Zealander Adam Minoprio and his ETNZ/Black Match team are on top of their game as they head towards the final event on the circuit this year.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Middle Sea Race line honours for ICAP Leopard Sail-World.com/KPMS, The 2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race line honours have gone to ICAP Leopard (GBR), Mike Slade's supermaxi. Despite their best efforts, the race record has eluded them this year.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10: Team Finland frustrated by lack of wind Sail-World.com/Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10. Race 2, Day 28. The lack of wind is hampering the fleet and holding back Team Finland from finishing Race 2.... [more] Onsend this story
Kidnapped German sailors reach Malaysia in reclaimed yacht Sail-World Cruising, Just sixteen months after they were kidnapped by Somali pirates and held to ransom for 52 days, Juergen Kantner and his wife Sabine Merz have reached Malaysia in their yacht, SY Rockall. After being repatriated to Germany, with incredible determination they returned to Berbera in Somaliland to claim and repair their yacht and continue their voyage... [more] Onsend this story
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