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British sailors on the pace in World Sailing events

While the UK is blanketed with snow, sailing in the southern hemisphere continues – currently we are reporting the Contender Worlds, International 14's where the British sailors are doing well, as they are at the 49er Worlds.

The 37th Bloody Mary is on tomorrow despite the weather. Nick Craig makes the OK Dinghy World Rankings Top Ten, Dee Caffari has extended sponsorship as has the Round the Island Race and the London Boat Show is in full swing. The Clipper Race continues to Singapore.

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SNG publishes draft 33rd America's Cup Sailing Instructions
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat and Sail-World,
The Société Nautique de Genève, the 33rd America's Cup defending yacht club, today published a draft version of the Sailing Instructions for the 33rd America's Cup Deed of Gift Match due to start on the 8 February. This draft document has been sent to the challenger and may be discussed at the meeting between the two teams in the presence of the ISAF AC Jury Chairman, David Tillett, in Singapore... [more]
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Dee Caffari and Dubarry of Ireland team up for 2010
Jo Uffendell,
The start of the Prebon Tullett London Boat Show saw Dubarry of Ireland announce their continued association with record breaking yachtswoman, Dee Caffari. Dubarry supported Caffari throughout her last campaign which culminated in the solo sailor claiming sixth place in the Vendee Globe solo, non stop, round the world race in February of last year.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Rankings prior to 2010 World Championships in NZL
Robert Deaves,
The final OK Dinghy World Ranking List before the much awaited 2010 World Championships in Wellington, New Zealand, in February shows little movement in the top 10... [more]
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The Bloody Mary is a Go ...
Andy Rice,
The Bloody Mary is going ahead tomorrow, Saturday 9th January. The 37th edition of this winter dinghy pursuit race classic looks set to take place in a sunny but bone-chilling moderate north-easterly wind. It will deter some from coming, no doubt, but it won't deter the toughest.... [more]
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J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Into the blue,
J.P. Morgan Asset Management announces continued sailing sponsorships and, working with the Island Sailing Club, unveils new initiatives for the 2010 Round the Island Race.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 5 - Decision day
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race. Race 5, Geraldton WA to Singapore. Its neck and neck racing between front runners Cork and Spirit of Australia. A shackle failure has lead to loss of more miles for Cape Breton Island.... [more]
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One month to go to the 33rd America's Cup Match
Jane Eagleson, BMW Oracle Racing,
Today marks the 'one month to go' date before race one of the 33rd America's Cup Match. With the BOR 90 now safely delivered to Valencia, the home of the 33rd Match, the shore team is working flat out to ensure that when the trimaran is handed over to the sailing crew, to move into 'race mode', the boat is match fit and ready to race.... [more]
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TeamOrigin is all Go for 2010
Leslie Greenhalgh,
TeamOrigin, the British America's Cup Team launched in January 2007 by Sir Keith Mills, issued an update today on its planned focus and activities for 2010... [more]
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International 14 World Championship - Greenhalgh goes for a swim
Neil Patchett,
Former World Champion Rob Greenhalgh swims to his boat after its foiled rudder broke loose while jostling with current World Champion Archie Massey in race one of the Gold Fleet on Thursday 8 January in the CST Composites International 14 World Championship on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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2010 Contender Worlds Day One images
Event Media,
Postcard conditions on Brisbane's Waterloo Bay for Day One of the 40th Contender Worlds... [more]
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2010 Contender World Championship - Race 1 Photos
Suellen Hurling,
The 2010 Contender World Championship kicked off today at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron with the 60 competitors racing in perfect Queensland conditions.... [more]
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2010 Contender World Championships Day One
Al Constable/Rob Kothe,
Perfect weather for Day One of the 40th Contender World Championships, being sailed out Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron The standard Olympic Triangle course, was set on Waterloo Bay in an easterly direction heading out towards the gap between King and Pine Islands.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 5: Hull & Humber snaps steering cable
Clipper Ventures Media,
Hull & Humber deals with snapped steering cable. 'The steering's gone!' For the next few seconds Hull & Humber continued on her course before she started to round up. Job one- get the main centralised; job two - rig up secondary steering; job three - get the kite down; job four - change cable for spare one.' Six miles separate top five teams, Edinburgh Inspiring Capital makes strong gains,... [more]
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New RS100 launched with record breaking level of pre-orders
RS Sailing News,
Over one hundred and twenty RS100s were pre-sold before production even began. You can see the brand new RS100 on the RS Stand N059 in the North Hall at the London Boat Show.... [more]
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49er World Championship - Spanish team dominates
Jerelyn Biehl,
49er World Championship - Five to eight knots of wind was all that could muster to keep the first day of the finals for the Gold fleet alive.... [more]
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Geoff Holt first quadriplegic to cross the Atlantic
Geoff Holt has just arrived in Tortola to become the first quadriplegic to sail across the Atlantic. He has sailed the 2,700 mile journey across the Atlantic on a 60ft purpose built catamaran Impossible Dream, unassisted in every aspect of the sailing.... [more]
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She has sunk! Three videos from Ady Gil - Earthrace collision with Wha,
The Carbon fibre 24 metre (78 foot) bio-diesel powered Ady Gil, formerly Earthrace, the round the world powerboat record holder tangled with the Shonan Mauru 2 has now sunk... [more]
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International 14 World Championship Final Series - Brits lead
Neil Patchett,
CST Composites International 14 Class World Championship Final Series – Day One. Archie Massey and crew Dan Wilsdon won race one of the Final Series in the Gold fleet today in a 5-10knot sou'easter sailed out of North Harbour, Sydney.... [more]
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Tullett Prebon London Int Boat Show - X Factor finalists to open show
Tullet Prebon London International Boat Show,
X Factor finalists Stacey Solomon and Olly Murs will officially open the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show held at ExCeL London at 11:00am on Friday 8 January... [more]
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Illusion Ice Breaker Trophy Bembridge Sailing Club - Report and result
Bembridge Sailing Club,
The frosty & icy conditions did not deter 26 hardy Illusion sailors racing for the Icebreaker Trophy over the weekend. An early start meant that most boats were iced up so the tool box of de-icer, hammer and screwdrivers had to come out again to get all moving parts to work; a few warm buckets of water did the rest although this did turn the boat park into an ice skating rink!!... [more]
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International 14 World Championships - Brits win Day 5
Neil Patchett,
British sailors took first place in both qualifying races today in Day 5 of the CST Composites International 14 World Championship.... [more]
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49er Worlds - Morrison and Rhodes lead after tough day
Craig Heydon and,
Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes from Great Britain lead after day two of the 2010 49er World Championship.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship - Dark horse shaping up
Neil Patchett,
Sydney sailor Ben Austin and his crew Peter Nicholson had another hot race today in the CST Composites International 14 World Championship on Sydney Harbour. The nor'easter kicked in at 20-25 knots with gusts to 30. The conditions were made more difficult with a strong ebb tide.... [more]
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Ice coated puddles, frozen flags and the Blackwater Icicle
Dryboots of Blackwater,
With ice coated puddles and the flags frozen to the flagpoles the Mayland fleet gathered to contest the Blackwater Icicle trophy. .. It was to be a day of tremble and shiver as the light northerly breeze started to fail with Bill Wright heading the Race Box team, which had now taken to the water in the committee boat for a start in the middle of Maylandsea Bay.... [more]
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Sailing Logic celebrates a brilliant 2009
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
The past few weeks have been the icing on the cake in an already brilliant year for Sailing Logic, the Southampton-based sail training company that was recently awarded the RORC (Royal Ocean Racing Club) ‘Yacht of the Year' 2009 Award for their Reflex 38 Puma Logic racing campaign... [more]
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International 14 World Championship Day 2 - Images from Sydney
Christophe Favreau,
Christophe Favreau presents this gallery of images from Day 2 of the CST Composites International 14 World Championship sailed on Sydney Harbour... [more]
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Int 14 World Championship - Austin and Massey running hot in Qualifier
Neil Patchett,
Day two of the CST Composites International 14 World Championship was held in light to moderate east nor'east conditions and ... thankfully ... increasing sunshine.... [more]
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Contender Worlds - Waterloo Bay, the Washing Machine
Rob Kothe,
There have been big tides all week. The tide runs out to the south easterly of the Waterloo Bay course between King and Green Island and with a south easterly breeze of 17-26 knots, classic wind against tide conditions. With sharp little seas, 1-1.5 metres, there was some ‘washing machine' about it and the locals call it ‘Waterloo slop'.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship day one - Black Flags and restarts
Neil Patchett,
CST Composites International 14 World Championship day one report. Defending World Champion Archie Massey blitzed the fleet in his first qualifying race and was then black flagged in the second to finish 53rd overall.... [more]
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