Drama at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia, where the Sail-World team is in the thick of the action, for our fifth year..
World Number 1 Adam Minoprio (NZL) is struggling to make the quarter final cut, Number 2, Torvar Mirsky (AUS) (12 points back on the leaderboard) can probably take the 2009 World Championship, if he makes the semi-finals. And there is a little matter of AUD$500,000 prize money. Monsoon Cup Defending champion Peter Gilmour (AUS) will be fighting Mirsky in the last Round Robin flight.
You can watch the last of the Round Robins and the start of the quarters LIVE on Sail-World this evening, starting around 6pm. Then tomorrow afternoon it's the completion of the quarters and the semis. (Last two hours live on Foxsport in Australia and Sunday afternoon the finals. Live on Foxsport too!!
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Monsoon Cup - Thinking the Unthinkable!! Rob Kothe, The tension continues to increase on the Pulau Duyong Basin on Day 3 of the Monsoon Cup, as the 12 crews battle for their place in the quarter finals. The defending World Champion Ian Williams and his Team Pindar crew are almost certainly not going to make the quarter final cut but now New Zealand's Adam Minoprio; the 2009 World Match Racing Tour leader is in great danger too.... [more] Onsend this story
Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villas now available for Holiday letting! Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villas now available for holiday letting! Available for New Years Eve! Be one of the first to stay in one of these amazing 4 bedroom villas. The superb waterfront position offers the villa breathtaking water views over Dent Passage and to Dent Island. Ideally located just next to the marina, it is just a short stroll to the village.... [more] Onsend this story
The Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart x 2 John Curnow, For the second year now, the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria will get away two fleets to Hobart on December 27, 2009. It all started in 2007, when for the first time ever, the Hobart fleet was 'diverted' through the finish line of the Melbourne to Launceston (M2L) race to mark that race's Centenary and the fact that it is our marvelous country's oldest ocean race.... [more] Onsend this story
Wild Thing Diet program works wonders Jody O'Brien, If the supermaxi Wild Thing was on Weight Watchers, she would have got a gold star this week, with her slimming program over the colder months working wonders, and providing a pleasant surprise for designer Don Jones and owner skipper Grant Wharington. The 98 footer was weighed and measured earlier this week at Westgate Ports in Melbourne, after a winter of modifications,... [more] Onsend this story
Watch the Monsoon Cup LIVE now on Sail-World.com Sail-World.com, Watch the Monsoon Cup LIVE now, on Sail-World.com... [more] Onsend this story
Groupama 3 heading home to Brest Cammas-Groupama 3, The trimaran Groupama 3 will head back out to sea again tomorrow morning, Friday, bound for Brest.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10: Team Finland fights Spirit of Australia for lead Clipper Ventures PLC, Clipper 09-10: Sprit of Australia is just about holding on to the lead following the team's recent victory at the Leg 3 scoring gate. 'Variable winds Southern Ocean style,' reports Edinburgh Inspiring Capital's skipper Matt Pike. 'Still a great sail in the moon light, bowling along towards Geraldton, minding the odd gust, and a fairly steady night.... [more] Onsend this story
Young Tasmanian sailors heading for Cadet Worlds in Argentina Peter Campbell, Five young Tasmanian sailors are in the team of ten to represent Australia at the International Cadet World championships to be sailed on the River Plate at Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the end of this month... [more] Onsend this story
Phuket King's Cup race day four; anything can happen Tracey Johnstone, Today is the second last day of racing in the 23rd Phuket King's Cup with the international crews coming back onto the water after a day of relaxation and race strategy review. Overnight many of the top crews have been doing their numbers, working out where they need to finish to hold a top three place, which boats could knock them off and how they should race the course on this critical day.... [more] Onsend this story
The Best Of 2009 SF Regattas Imagery by Erik Simonson Erik Simonson, Revisit the 2009 sailing season with images by Erik Simonson of h2oshots.com from the largest ever Three Bridge Fiasco, South Tower Demons smack downs at the Crewed Lightship, The 1st ever Kiteboard Worlds, Some mighty mights in Optis, the excitement of the 505 Worlds and the glamour of the Big Boat Series to the spirits of the Great Pumpkin and everything in between! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!... [more] Onsend this story
Mirsky Racing Team in strong position at Monsoon Cup Kinley Fowler, As the first stage of the World Tour final moves on to its late stages, the Mirsky Racing Team are in a strong position, finishing day two of the Monsoon Cup with five wins. The final race saw the two teams on top of the Tour BlackMatch Racing and MRT, face off in a fiery match.... [more] Onsend this story
Monsoon Cup images from racing on Day 2 Monsoon Cup, Enjoy theses images from today's racing at the Monsoon Cup. The world's best match racers are battling each other to win the Monsoon Cup, which is the final stage of the World Match Racing Tour.... [more] Onsend this story
NSW Maritime ‘Targeting Tinnies for safety' campaigns begins NSW Government Media, Small runabouts will be the target of safety checks across the State's waterways this weekend as NSW Maritime rolls out the first in a series of ‘Targeting Tinnies' safety campaigns, Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay announced today.... [more] Onsend this story
25% off The Dark Blue Whos Who Book of Yacht Racing until 5th Dec . ., Do you have a customer, partner or VIP that would benefit from receiving a copy of the Who's Who of Yacht Racing? With 25% off the price of the DARK BLUE BOOK until the 5th of December, this book of key contacts is a great gift. The Dark Blue Book is the first ever ‘Who's Who of yachting' book to emerge on the scene, listing the contact details of some of yacht racing's most influential people in... [more] Onsend this story
Awesome weekend of Skiff sailing ahead on Waitemata Hamish Hey, Hot on the heels of the Auckland Champs weekend with the 18's the nation's 12ft Skiffs will assemble on mass for the Interdominon Trials this weekend. Racing starts 1pm on Friday afternoon (4 Dec) and concludes on Sunday (6 Dec). With fresh easterlies and an outgoing tide on Friday afternoon there promises to be plenty of spectacular action for spectators along the Tamaki waterfront... [more] Onsend this story
Wild Oats XI declared ‘race ready' for 2009 Rolex Sydney - Hobart race Rob Mundle, Bob Oatley's 30.48 metre long supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, which will this year face its strongest ever challenge for supremacy in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race, has been declared ‘absolutely race ready' by skipper Mark Richards following an intense 24-hour sailing trial off Sydney.... [more] Onsend this story
Laying low on King's Cup Lay Day Tracey Johnstone, It's Lay Day at the Phuket King's Cup and the crews are talking about golf, shopping, massages and sleep after completing three of the five days racing in the international regatta.... [more] Onsend this story
Farr 30 class take control of their own destiny Carole Abbott, The International Farr 30 One Design Class will no longer be under the management of Stagg Yachts. Management of the Class is now solely in the hands of the International Class Association... [more] Onsend this story
Beau Geste sets a new Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup record International Maxi Association News, The Chinese maxi yacht Beau Geste crossed today the finishing line at Sint Maarten, concluding the Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup 2009 from Tenerife after 9 days, 8 hours, 54 minutes, 27 seconds, which is the new record of the course.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia first to scoring gate Clipper Ventures PLC, Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia leads the fleet across the scoring gate as the Southern Ocean gusts take a toll on the fleet. By securing three points at the gate the Australian team has moved one step closer to the top of the overall leader board. As the fleet left Cape Town at the start of Leg 3, Team Finland was in the top spot, ahead of second place Spirit of Australia by three clear points... [more] Onsend this story
ISAF Sailing World Cup announces Revised Scoring System for 2009-2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup, The ISAF Sailing World Cup today announced a revised scoring system for the 2009-2010 season, which begins in Melbourne, Australia later this month. The ISAF Sailing World Cup incorporates seven events across Australia, the USA, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Germany and Great Britain... [more] Onsend this story
Mirsky Racing Team shares the lead after day one of Monsoon Cup Kinley Fowler, The final event on the World Match Racing Tour, the Monsoon Cup will host some of the worlds best sailors over the next week, as six potential teams battle for the title of World Match Racing Champion.... [more] Onsend this story
The Monsoon Cup 2009 - The Toughest Day at the Office Rob Kothe & Al Constable, The 2005 and 2008 Monsoon Cup champion Peter Gilmour summed up after day one of the Monsoon Cup. ‘It was tough, give no quarter and take no quarter, that's the way it was today. The start was super critical, for a short while the pin end worked. Then it was back to the boat end and head right, if you mucked it up boy you had a lot of work to do. But actually with plenty of wind it was a sensationa... [more] Onsend this story
Sail Sydney entries close with 222 applications received Sail Sydney media, Yachting NSW, the organisers of Sail Sydney, are pleased to announce that at the close of entries they had received 222 applications for their annual event to be held from December 5-8 on Sydney Harbour... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup savvy pays off for NZ team in Phuket King's Cup Tracey Johnstone, Chris Dickson, one of the most recognisable names in international yachting, again showed his brilliance on the race track, leading the small boat in the hot Racing division to convincing podium finishes in both of today's challenging races.... [more] Onsend this story
Sailors released: Statement from Andrew Pindar Chairman, Sail Bahrain Sail Bahrain media, Statement from Andrew Pindar OBE, Chairman of Sail Bahrain. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Foreign Office and the British and Bahrain Embassies for all their help and for bringing the matter to a swift conclusion and to the Iranian authorities for their understanding.... [more] Onsend this story
Monsoon Cup to be broadcast to audiences across the World Al Constable, The Monsoon Cup, the final event of the World Match Racing Tour, will decide the World Tour Champion. The event features the world's best match racers in a showdown for the title of Monsoon Cup champion.... [more] Onsend this story
Wild Oats XI begins 24-hour qualifier for the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobar Rob Mundle, Rolex Sydney Hobart Race record holder, the 30.5 metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, was pushing into 15-20 knot headwinds south of Sydney late today on the first stage of her 24-hour qualifier for the classic, which starts on Boxing Day. It will be the final overnight trial for the recently modified yacht, which is going for an unprecedented fifth consecutive line honours in the Hobart race... [more] Onsend this story
Watch the Monsoon Cup LIVE on Sail-World.com Sail-World.com, Watch the Monsoon Cup LIVE on Sail-World.com... [more] Onsend this story
Sailing Success at the NSWIS Sport Awards Daniel Williams, The NSWIS Sailing Team had a magnificent year in 2009, winning two NSWIS awards of the twelve categories.... [more] Onsend this story
Foiler 1 dash for Cash......This Friday. Must See!!! Joe Turner, This Friday from 2:30pm at Woollahra sailing club, SLAM, Mach 2, Ka Sails and Advantage constructions are putting on Sailings biggest opener! The Foiler 1 dash for cash!... [more] Onsend this story
Mach 2 Moth up for grabs in charity auction Audi Victoria Week, A high tech Mach 2 yacht will be auctioned on eBay to raise money for international children's charity, Variety. The donated yacht is courtesy of McConaghy, which has signed on as a partner of Australia's largest sailing event, Audi Victoria Week.... [more] Onsend this story
CNN reports that captured British sailors have been released by Iran Richard Gladwell, CNN is reporting that Iranian news sources are reporting that the five British sailors captured a week ago have been released, by Iranian authorities. The release is believed to have taken place five or six hours ago, although the news is only just being announced.... [more] Onsend this story
Monsoon at the Monsoon Cup Rob Kothe, Monsoon rain in Kuala Terengganu on the east coast of Malaysia with more than 200mm (eight inches) falling in the last 24 hours, has provided a dramatic backdrop to the 2009 Monsoon Cup, the final event in the 2009 World Match Racing Tour.... [more] Onsend this story
Devine Countdown to International 14 World Championship Neil Patchett, More than 100 entries have been received for the CST Composites International 14 World Championship to be sailed on Sydney Harbour after Christmas.... [more] Onsend this story
Black Swan Racing finish third at Australia Cup Black Swan Racing Team, Keith Swinton's Black Swan Racing competed at the recent Sunseeker Australia Cup in Perth and finished an impressive third. After taking down current World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams in the quarters we progressed to the semi-final stage of the regatta.... [more] Onsend this story
Wild Thing Supermaxi checks in for a weigh and measure Jody O'Brien, There's an old saying that if you want a job done, give it to a busy person, and you wouldn't find anyone much busier this week than Victorian yachtsman & property developer, Grant Wharington. Wharington, who owns & skippers the supermaxi Wild Thing, has been working around the clock with his crew to get the boat ready for the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart... [more] Onsend this story
SolOceans One-design attempt - Liz Wardley hits something SolOceans media, Around-the-world Reference Tour of the SolOceans - OceanoScientific® Campaign 2009-2010. Message from Liz Wardley this morning onboard the SolOceans One-design to Yvan Griboval (President of SailingOne), while she was at around 150 nautical miles South-West from Finistère (Brittany - France): 'It happened at around 0330 UT, I was sailing at 20 Knots with one reef in the main-sail and the staysail... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10: Cape Breton Island finds the breeze Clipper Ventures Media, Hull & Humber leaves Cape Town and resumes racing. Out in the Southern Ocean the leaders are closing in on the scoring gate and it's a nail biting and frustrating time everyone, with Cape Breton Island going fast and Team Finland struck by whale in the boat's stern area... [more] Onsend this story
World Match Racing Tour announces 2010 Schedule and Tour Invite Policy World Match Racing Tour Media, The 2010 Tour schedule will comprise of the same nine events as 2009 starting the year in France in April and ending once again in Malaysia. A refined Tour Invite Policy for the 2010 season will be retained which will reward 9 skippers and teams with guaranteed invites to six events of their choice for the year.... [more] Onsend this story
Inaugural Extreme Sailing Series Asia 2009 and more to come Extreme Sailing Series Asia, Extreme Sailing Series Asia - The Best of 2009 and More to Come in 2010... For the planned six events in 2010, four countries are already confirmed, with events taking place in the UK, Germany, France and Spain. Venue announcements will be made over the coming months, but it can be confirmed today that the final round of the Extreme Sailing Series 2010 will take place in the region of Andalucia, S... [more] Onsend this story
Statement from Andrew Pindar OBE, Chairman of Sail Bahrain Sail Bahrain media, Statement from Andrew Pindar OBE, Chairman of Sail Bahrain. 'Last Wednesday, Sail Bahrain's racing yacht set out from Bahrain to join the start of the Dubai-Muscat Offshore Race. On the way, we received a call from the crew stating that they had been stopped by an Iranian navy vessel.'... [more] Onsend this story
King's Cup day three forecast for stronger winds and quick racing Tracey Johnstone, After enjoying a night of celebration at the Phuket Orchid Resort, the international fleet line up today for day three of the 23rd Phuket King's Cup with winds forecast to be stronger than yesterday.... [more] Onsend this story
Grant Dalton confirms discussions with Telefonica on Volvo Ocean Race Richard Gladwell, Emirates Team NZ CEO, Grant Dalton has confirmed to Sail-World that he has been in discussion with Spanish telco Telefonica regarding an involvement in the next Volvo Ocean Race. Dalton would not disclose the specifics of his involvement, saying: 'It is no secret of my desire to be involved in the Volvo Ocean Race and yes I have spoken to Telefonica...... [more] Onsend this story
2010 Fitzroy Yachts Solo Tasman Challenge - November News Lindsay Wright, The 11th singlehanded transTasman yacht arce from Port Taranaki (New Plymouth) to Mooloolaba, Queensland sets sail on 4th April 2010. there are 23 entries, including seven Australians and two women, the biggest fleet ever.... [more] Onsend this story
J Class calendar for 2010 - a great Christmas present Titch Blachford, Capture some of the original 1930s J Class magic, along with fleet news and photography in the brand new desktop J Class calendar for 2010. Taking a month each, the three original yachts, Shamrock V, Velsheda and Endeavour are all featured, along with the replica new builds currently on the water, Ranger and Hanuman. There are further photographs and information on J Class yachts currently in bui... [more] Onsend this story
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