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The Sail-World Team

WMRT: Tour heads to Perth for Sunseeker Cup prior to Monsoon Cup
World Match Racing Tour News,
With final Tour positioning and considerable prize money at stake, skippers are keen to fine tune their crew skills and experience at the Sunseeker Australia Cup just one week prior to the final round of the Tour being the Monsoon Cup held in Malaysia. All racing will be on Foundation 36 One Design yachts, the same design for the final showdown in Malaysia.... [more]
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Images from San Diego: More close-ups of BOR90 gear
Rob Wagner,
More images taken today of the US America's Cup Challenger BOR90/USA tied up to the dock in San Diego... [more]
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Garde dominates Parramatta River Championship
Skiff Ed,
Brett Hobson and Alex Johnson aboard Garde sailed to Victory in the Parramatta river championship on Sunday. Handicap Honours went to Hey Charger Nick Bernard and Glenn Farguahar.... [more]
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Long distance mariner returns to Airlie Beach
Ian Grant,
Whitsunday mariner Laurie Gubb added another long distance cruise to his log book when he recently sailed the comfortable sloop Tropicali into her home port of Airlie Beach. No doubt he has further cruises drawn on the chart with a list of notes already on file in the navigator's nook but they will be placed on hold until the end of the monsoon season.... [more]
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Olympians focus on 2009 Sail Sydney
Di Pearson,
Five Olympic sailors, including a Beijing gold medallist, are early entries for Yachting NSW's 2009 Sail Sydney (previously known as the Sydney International Regatta), which will again be held on Sydney Harbour from December 5-8 off the host venue, Woollahra Sailing Club.... [more]
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Vintage yacht on track for another Lord Howe Island win
Peter Campbell,
At the fine old age of 51, the wooden yawl Sanyo Maris is on track for a second successive IRC win in the Hempel Paints 36th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race.... [more]
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More China Cup International Day 3 images from Carlo Borlenghi,
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi is in Shenzhen at the China Cup International Regatta and presents a gallery of images from day 3 of the event.... [more]
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China Cup International Day 3 images from Carlo Borlenghi,
Carlo Borlenghi, world renowned photographer is in Shenzhen at the China Cup International Regatta and presents this gallery of images from day 3 of the event.... [more]
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China Cup International Regatta – Whiskey Jack, giant-killer.
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Star of the show all day was Nick Southward's J/109 Whiskey Jack, scoring 1-1-2 in IRC B, and leading the combined A and B fleets over the line in the second race of the day... [more]
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The Showdown of Tasmania's young sailing talent
Peter Campbell,
The River Derwent has been a showcase of sailing talent this past weekend, with an extraordinary fleet of more than 200 off-the-beach sailors. In total, 147 off-the-beach boats entered The Showdown, with several classes using the regatta as part of their interclub season. For example, it has been the final selection series for the Tasmanian team to go to the Sabot Nationals.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - The South pays for Hull & Humber
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Race 3 Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town. Day 6. This isn't the kind of race where the team with the biggest budget does best - the boats are identical, all of them have the same kit, the same sail wardrobe, the same budget and the rules are there to ensure that the racing is as fair as it can be.... [more]
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Golden Gate YC announces expert Juror ahead of NYSC Hearing
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Golden Gate Yacht Club has announced that Bryan Willis will be its expert Juror for the speacial Court Hearing to be called next Wednesday at the New York Supreme Court.... [more]
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Transfusion wins the 2009 Farr 40 Pittwater Regatta
Sam Crichton,
The Australian Farr 40 fleet kicked off the 2009-2010 season this weekend with the annual Farr 40 Pittwater regatta hosted by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Sydney's northern beaches. Transfusion, owned by Guido Belgiorno Nettis and helmed by Matt Allen in Belgiorno Nettis's absence won the event with an impressive scorecard of six first places and two second places in the eight race series.... [more]
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Legal decision brings America's Cup feud closer to resolution
Stuart Alexander. The Independent,
Stuart Alexander writes optimistically in The Independent of the latest moves to resolve the long running America's Cup dispute and has a critical look at the role the International Sailing Federation has played in the affair: 'By thinking outside the courtroom box and doing something which ISAF felt it could not do, Judge Kornreich may have found a way of taking an axe to the Gordian knot... [more]
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Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship Race 1
Frank Quealey,
18ft Skiffs - Club Championship, Race 1 - The fleet took a battering in the conditions with only ten teams managing to complete the course. Current NSW champions John Harris, Scott Babbage and Peter Harris handled the conditions superbly to bring their skiff Rag & Famish Hotel home a 2m13s winner from Sponsor Wanted, crewed by Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas.... [more]
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Gosford Lord Howe - AFR Midnight Rambler regains top position on IRC
Peter Campbell,
Three times winners of the Hempel Paints 36th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race, Ed Psaltis and Bob Thomas, have today sailed AFR Midnight Rambler back into top place in the IRC division of the 414 nautical mile ocean race across the northern Tasman Sea.... [more]
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420 and 470 fans - a big thank you from Drummond and Lardies
470 and 420 sailors Finn Drummond and Frankie Lardies who won silver at the 420 World Championships in Italy in August and are now in the Olympic class 470, have won the Believe Scholarship from Toyota New Zealand, worth $3,000.... [more]
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Melbourne to Stanley - Thank you Stanley
John Curnow,
Even though it was a slow 152nm race for everyone (the winner was eight hours behind the record), it was all smiles around in Stanley on Tasmania's NW Coast today. Last boat home was 'Rogue Trader' at 15:14hrs, about three hours in front of earlier predictions.... [more]
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Silver Mist's winning double in The Showdown
Peter Campbell,
Consistent sailing paid dividends for Hobart yachtsman Andrew Sutherland in The Showdown regatta sailed over the weekend on the River Derwent, winning both the AMS and PHS handicaps categories in Division 1 with his Farr 37, Silver Mist.... [more]
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Gosford to Lord Howe Island race - Queensland yacht leads fleet
Peter Campbell,
Queensland yacht Ocean Affinity is leading the fleet and placed first on progressive IRC handicap position after the first night at sea in the Hempel Paints 36th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championships - New Champion holds his nerve
Justin Chisholm,
Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis 2009 Melges 24 World Championships - Chris Larson at the helm of 'West Marine Rigging/New England Ropes', who had led the regatta on-and-off for much of the week, took a seventeen point lead into the final day and looked odds-on to take the title.... [more]
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Minister for Sport christens addition to Australian Sailing Team fleet
Craig Heydon,
Minister for Sport, the Honourable Kate Ellis MP, christened the Australian Sailing Team's newest 470 at an informal ceremony at Middle Harbour Yacht Club... [more]
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Black Swan Racing into Semis at Trapani International Match Race
Black Swan Racing,
Black Swan Racing into the Semi-Finals at Trapani International Match Race 2009. Today conditions mirrored yesterday with westerly winds ranging between 5-15 knots. We had a great day winning all of our remaining matches to progress trouble free into the semi-finals.... [more]
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Tasmania's young sailors excel in The Showdown
Peter Campbell,
The Showdown - A total of 147 off-the-beach dinghies, skiffs, catamarans and sailboards are competing in the three day regatta that began with a twilight race for keelboats on Friday evening and today saw a sea of sail on the Derwent.... [more]
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Melbourne to Stanley – Ask the Leylands
John Curnow,
In the 70's the Mike and Mal used to start their show with 'We're here because...' So it dawned on me as I walked around a cool (and cooling further) Stanley on Tasmania's North West coast, overnight that there were in fact still no yachts here, as yet, and the very calm conditions that had beset Bass Strait were ensuring that it was still going to be a little longer yet...... [more]
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Gosford to Lord Howe Island - Ocean Affinity leads the fleet
Peter Campbell,
The Hempel Paints 36th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race started at one o'clock Saturday afternoon from Broken Bay with the 14-boat fleet beating to windward in a freshening north-easterly seabreeze to the first rounding mark off Terrigal... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race- Getting used to light breeze
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 - Although light, the wind has backed around more to the north so on the whole the teams can make better progress directly towards the finish line, or the scoring gate which, at current speeds is three or four days' racing away.... [more]
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Latest America's Cup court rulings might not bode well for Alinghi
Eric Sharp, Free Press Sports Writer,
After months of circling and jabbing, America's BMW-Oracle sailing team landed some legal body blows this week that bode ill for the Swiss Alinghi team's efforts to avoid racing for the America's Cup at Valencia, Spain, on Feb. 8. The latest ruling came Friday afternoon, when New York State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich said that the rudders ...... [more]
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Melbourne to Stanley - 50 to 5
John Curnow,
These are not the odds of anything or a new TV Show hosted by an aging star who's a walking ad for the dangers of plastic surgery. We'll leave that to those at the track and editors of cheap magazines.... [more]
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The Star Australasia
Andrew (Dog) Palfrey,
Why is the Star is so enduring in it's popularity? After all, the design and the class celebrates in one-hundred year old milestone in 2011. It remains an Olympic class and is regarded by many as the best one-design keel-boat to race, as the following quotes attest. Hamish Pepper (Feb. 09) when asked the proudest moment of his sporting career: 'Probably winning the Star worlds in 2006'.... [more]
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Melbourne to Stanley Race - Lefty Loosey and Righty Tightey
John Curnow,
As the McConaghy Melbourne Offshore Championship gets underway with the annual Melbourne to Stanley race, you would not want to be a navigator/tactician.... [more]
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View 2009 Sydney Hobart Race start action from Constellation
Maggie Joyce,
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Start 2009 - Only 50 places available! Mariner Boating Holidays invite you to experience the spectacular start of this annual event on board a 32 metre luxury catamaran with three spacious decks so you won't miss a second of the action.... [more]
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America's Cup: Supreme Court decisions just announced in New York
Richard Gladwell,
The Decisions of the New York Supreme Court have been announced in response to several Motions pleace before the Court, and heard on 27 October. The decisions confirm rather than elaborate on the verbal decisions handed down from the Bench. All were handwritten by Justice Shirley Kornreich and stated that they were as determined in Court and referred to the general Transcript of that hearing.... [more]
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The 2009 Kalia Cup in Tonga won by 'Never Us'
Trevor Joyce,
If you think the 2009 Kalia Cup sounds like a race you'd be right, but it's not. It's really what holidaying sailors call it when they go cruising through the glorious bays and anchorages of Vava'u in Tonga. The annual 2009 Kalia Cup went off again under clear skies and the balmiest of weather.... [more]
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Bay of Islands - latest news and entry information
Lesley for Bay of Islands Sailing Week,
It's getting c-l-o-s-e-r. Festive Season first – Bay of Islands Sailing Week second. Entries are already on our website. Air Calin has forwarded copies of their Gourmet Guide for New Zealand Travellers 'Taste – New Caledonia' - yummy french recipes for the first two entries. Jim Farmer's new Georgia IRC 52 was the first – which is where he wants to stay throughout the Regatta...... [more]
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