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Great stories from the Heaven Can Wait Regatta, SailRocket hits the 52 knot wall. Lots to Read, ahead of a giant weekend of sailing.

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That's no dolphin!!! Sailing an 18 foot skiff around Lake Macquarie
Greg Patterson,
SkiffSail, one of two 18 foot skiffs sailing in this year's Heaven Can Wait race, competing in the One Lap Dash, certainly had an eventful time of it.... [more]
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PSA Laser Coaching Clinics
Performance Sailcraft Australasia (PSA),
Are you interested in receiving coaching to improve your skills? The Laser dinghy is the world's most popular adult and youth racing class largely due to its affordability and for being simply rigged making it easy to get out on the water yet, to be fast, requires specific skills unique to Laser sailing. PSA is offering you the opportunity to fast track your learning process.... [more]
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Images from San Diego: Modified BOR90 has her first sail - 1
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing took their America's Cup Challenger, BOR90 out for her first sail after around five weeks of modifications were undertaken in the builder's shed in San Diego. The major changes which are confirmed in these photos include a new mast (with a hard wing believed to be on its way); the centreboard has been removed, as has the main rudder;... [more]
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Images from San Diego: Modified BOR90 has her first sail - 2
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing took their America's Cup Challenger, BOR90 out for her first sail after around five weeks of modifications were undertaken in the builder's shed in San Diego. The major changes which are confirmed in these photos include a new mast (with a hard wing believed to be on its way); the centreboard has been removed, as has the main rudder;... [more]
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Fastnet Race winning sailor returns for The Showdown regatta
Peter Campbell,
Tasmanian yachtsman Joshua Clark is looking for a unique winning double this year crewing on British maxi yacht Leopard III in its bid to add a Sydney Hobart Race victory to its line honours win in the famous Fastnet Race in England last August.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 2009 - Battle of the Young 88s
Adrian Williams,
Then there was the race. The Battle of the Young 88s - From my own perception as a new owner of a Young 88, how were we going to perform against the other two Y88s in the field? We had sailed well against two other Y88s on the lake but this was going to be a major test for us.... [more]
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Blind man's bluff at the pointy end: Young'N'Old's Heaven Can Wait
Glen Picasso,
Our Young 88 Young 'N' Old broke her eight-month sailing drought by entering the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race on her home waters of Lake Macquarie.... [more]
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Launch of Womens Match Racers in Sydney
Media Services,
Elliott 6 launched for womens' match race squad. It's a new class, which will spread far and wide with the impetus of being the Olympic match racer, the opportunity to develop the sails for the Elliott 6, and work with some really switched on female sailors, is an opportunity that will benefit all involved.... [more]
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No real progress in America's Cup venue debacle
Richard Gladwell,
Following the verbal Decision given by Justice Shirley Kornreich in the New York Supreme Court, on Tuesday, it would seem that little real progress has been made in terms of 'what happens next' in the America's Cup saga, now in its third year. Sources spoken to by Sail-World, today, indicated that they were awaiting the written Decision from Justice Shirley Kornreich before ...... [more]
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La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Australian finishes journey,
The Australian Geoffrey Duniam has completed the La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 onboard Mad Spaniel. Duniam arrived with a big smile on his face in Bahia in 41st place in Series.... [more]
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Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup - Season finale
RC 44 Cup,
The Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup is the final showdown of the season. Ten RC44 teams will take place, as the Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup is the season's most important regatta: four titles will be awarded at the end of the regatta and the points count double.... [more]
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Artemis prepares for Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice
Torbjorn Tornqvist's team Artemis (SWE) is in the final stages of preparation for the Louis Vuitton Trophy – Nice. 'We've built a solid team and have enjoyed racing in the TP52 and RC44 Classes to date. We are now looking forward to the Louis Vuitton Trophy – it is an excellent opportunity for Artemis to compete against the world's best sailing teams,' said Torbjorn Tornqvist, Founder and CEO of A... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Tough conditions test crews
Clipper Ventures and,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - The conditions are tough and the fleet is experiencing vastly different conditions than on Leg 1. Spirit of Australia is one of the group opting for a more southerly route. Team Finland, their closest rival, is also struggling in the early stages of this race.... [more]
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Sailrocket World Speed Record Sailing attempt - 52 knots and the wall? and Paul Larsen,
The Vestas Sailrocket Team have been in Walvis Bay Namibia on their fourth and final attempt to break the Outright World Sailing Speed Record. 'Soon we will be packing up Vestas Sailrocket for the last time on the lawns of the Walvis Bay Yacht Club. Yesterday I felt pretty choked up at the end of our last run. We topped 50 knots for two of yesterdays three runs despite average winds of only 22... [more]
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Images of San Diego: BOR90 up Close and Personal - 2
Rob Wagner,
Additional images taken earlier today in San Diego of the Golden Gate YC's challenger for the America's Cup, after she was launched and rigged earlier this week.... [more]
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Mad Max goes into Warp Drive at National Trailable Mutihull Regatta
John Curnow,
'Mad Max' , the Tony Grainger designed 10 metre catamaran, has confirmed its status as the fastest trailable cat in the land with a stunning effort at the APC Logistics 2009 National Trailable Multihull Regatta on Hervey Bay recently.... [more]
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The Sabots are coming for their own 'Showdown'
Stef Stimson,
Sabot State team positions too tight to call.The Tasmanian Sabot Sailing Association (TSSA) has timed its Southern Regatta to coincide with The Showdown 2009. As the last event in their four event qualification series for the 2009 State National team, this regatta will determine the final team that will go to Gosford, NSW, to represent Tasmania at the end of the year.... [more]
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Debris Alert for New South Wales northern rivers
NSW Maritime,
NSW Maritime Regional Manager North Coast Jim Green today said boat owners need to take extreme care on flood affected waterways in northern NSW. Mr Green said heavy rains in the north had affected a number of waterways including the Orara, Bellinger and Nambucca Rivers.... [more]
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Coutts calls for Valencia to be confirmed as venue for America's Cup
Golden Gate YC Media,
Valencia is the best option to get the America's Cup back on track as soon as possible. This is what sailing fans from around the world are waiting for. Both BMW ORACLE Racing and Alinghi still have bases in the Port America's Cup. The infrastructure created to the specification of the Swiss defender is in place, available and ready to recreate the atmosphere of the previous Matches. Cup in 2007... [more]
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420 and 470 fans - Last Chance to help two top sailors win $3000
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]
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Meridien Marinas ASBA Queensland Sports Boat Titles
Darren Spence,
The Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) in conjunction its major sponsor Meridien Marinas, is holding the inaugural ASBA Qld State Sports Boat titles at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) on the weekend of the 5-6 December 2009.... [more]
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Images of San Diego: BOR90 up Close and Personal - 1
Rob Wagner,
Images taken earlier today in San Diego of the Golden Gate YC's challenger for the America's Cup, after she was launched and rigged earlier this week.... [more]
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ONE Sport looks at the America's Cup options after Court Decision
Martin Tasker, ONE Sport,
International sailing reporter, Martin Tasker, from ONE Sport looks at the options ahead for the America's Cup, including footage from inside the New York Supreme Court, Ras al-Khaimah, Russell Coutts and's NZ/US Editor editor... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket - Into the Twilight and Paul Larsen,
The very latest news from Vestas Sailrocket. 'The rig is up again, and the sun is down. We are hoping we might just get that one awesome gust, just 20 seconds is all we want. ' Paul Larsen... [more]
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Business as usual for Alinghi post America's Cup venue decision
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup Defender, Alinghi, have confirmed that they are continuing to run their development program in Ras al-Khaimah, despite the adverse decision handed down from the Bench of the New York Supreme Court yesterday. In a statement posted on their website, the Swiss two time winner of the America's Cup said: 'Alinghi continues with its training plan towards the 33rd America's Cup scheduled... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: A rough week for the Cup at 60 Centre Street
Richard Gladwell,
Justice Shirley Kornreich's decisions, handed down from the Bench of the New York Supreme Court at 60 Centre Street, New York, should have surprised no-one. The words 'America's Cup' have now become a byline for long run litigation in sport, that benefits no-one.... [more]
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ISAF Match Race Rankings - Minoprio and Leroy remain on top
New Zealand's Adam Minoprio and French skipper Claire Leroy are again unmoved from the top spots in the latest release of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings on 28 October.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 3 - Crews adjust to choppy conditions
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Race 3 - Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town. The lumpy conditions weren't very much in evidence in the first two races of the Clipper 09-10 series so it will take some time for crews to adjust. Race Director Joff Bailey says, 'All of the teams are currently sailing hard on the wind into a very lumpy sea which will be taking its toll on body and mind as the boats plough through waves and the... [more]
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Sailing Success at the Victorian Sport Awards
Jennifer Milligan,
Victorian Sailing champions Glenn Ashby, James Sly and Andrew Gillies have had major success at the 2009 Vic Sport Awards, with Ashby being named Male Athlete of the Year and Sly and Gillies taking home the Junior Team of the Year award.... [more]
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Shorthanded Sailing Association 2009 Series
Mainsheet Media,
The Shorthanded Sailing Association of Australia (SSAA) is Australia's peak body for this type of sailing in Australia. Member's goals are diverse and include serious racing aspirations through to the development of skills to enable ease of shorthanded cruising.... [more]
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Celebrate the coming of summer with Try Sailing Day
Bob Wonders,
Yacht and skiff clubs across NSW support the annual Try Sailing Day. An initiative of the association's sub-group, the Sailing Industry Association (SIA), the annual event allows those who may otherwise never have had the opportunity to try their hand under sail.... [more]
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First Sailing World Championship for Geelong 2012
Stacey Jarvis,
In a major coup Geelong has won the bid to host a prominent world sailing championship in January 2012. The SB3 World Council has announced Royal Geelong Yacht Club will play host to the fifth world championship for the class – the first championship held outside of Europe.... [more]
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SB3 Worlds confirmed for Australia in 2012
Rod Jones,
The International SB3 World Championships for 2012 have been confirmed for Australia. In late January 2012, the SB3 Class will take over Corio Bay, Geelong for their world championships.... [more]
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Ullman Sails Sydney 38 Sprint Series - Day 2 on Port Phillip Bay
Rowan Simpson,
Sandringham Yacht Club was the host of Day 2 of the Ullman Sails Sydney 38 Sprint Series held last Sunday. Five Sydney 38's faced the starter in a squally south to south easterly varying in strength from 15 to 25 knots. Three races were sailed and produced three different winners.... [more]
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Liquidator optimistic about the future of Azzura Marine Nowra
Jeni Bone,
A liquidator for Azzura Marine Nowra, a wholly owned subsidiary of Azzura Marine, says he has already received a 'number of enquiries' about purchasing the company's assets after it went into voluntary liquidation on October 15th. Azzura Marine Nowra was one of three boatbuilding ventures in Australia owned by Azzura Marine.... [more]
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What's Ahead for Australian B14 fleets
Geoff Waldon,
The year ahead for B14s promises to continue to be very exciting. From 28th to 31st December 2009, the B14 Class Association of NSW hosts the National Titles at the 16ft Sailing Club at Belmont, an excellent venue on Lake Macquarie.... [more]
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Melges 24 Worlds - Day 2 Italians get the gun as Larson extends lead
International Melges 24 Class Association,
Whilst obviously delighted to still be leading at this stage, Larson also recognised that there was still a long way to go in this Championship. 'We are four races in to a twelve race series and so far I've been successful with doing my job on the boat, which is to get us off the line cleanly. Richard Clarke has been doing a great job on tactics and the whole crew has been solid.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Carnival ends with start of Race 3
Clipper Ventures Media,
The ten yachts competing in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race have started the next leg lleaving behind Rio's backdrop of Sugar Loaf Mountain for the race towards Cape Town, where Table Mountain dominates the skyline... [more]
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NSW Government rescues Batemans Bay volunteers
NSW Government Media,
The NSW Government has come to the rescue of the Batemans Bay Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol after the group found itself without its main rescue vessel due to a mechanical breakdown.The replacement vessel is a Sailfish 7200 aluminium catamaran, 6.50 metres in length and powered by two Honda 150 horsepower outboard engines.... [more]
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Spinnaker Tales - from multihulls to Grand Prix
Ian Grant,
Perfectionist multihull yacht builder David Biggar has turned his skill to building his first Grand Prix IRC class racing yacht... [more]
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Sailrocket - Fast but not enough so it's do or die tomorrow and Paul Larsen,
Vestas Sailrocket team is in Walvis Bay, Namibia attempting to break the World Sailing Speed Record. Today was promising...almost a record run but not quite.... [more]
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America's Cup venue in Ras al-Khaimah ruled invalid by Court
Richard Gladwell,
In a Hearing in the New York Supreme Court today, Justice Shirley Kornreich ruled that any venue arbitrarily selected by the Defender of the America's Cup for the 33rd match had to be Deed compliant. The decision from the Bench surprised many, and means that the only valid venue for the 33rd Match is Valencia, Spain; or a Southern Hemisphere venue; or a venue determined by mutual consent between... [more]
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