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The America's Cup will start in five days, news from OS and Oz will be in a bitterly cold Valencia bringing you the latest news.

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Largest Marine online news network does major site upgrades
TetraMedia's IT Team,
Sites offline today - All the and sites will be offline from 7:30pm – 9:30pm (AEST), 9:30pm-11:30pm NZ time, 5:30—7:30pm (Hong Kong/Singapore time), 8:30am- 10:30am GMT, 3:30am-5:30am (USA/Canada east coast time, )... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 devours deficit
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has already made up the deficit she accumulated during the first day in relation to the reference time. They are now dramatically picking up the pace, which should enable them to rake in a lead over Orange 2's reference time during the coming days.... [more]
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Clipper Round the Worlds Yacht Race - Singapore farewells fleet
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. The 68-foot ocean racing yachts competing in race set sail from Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore, this morning to a rousing send off featuring live music, a mass of flags and huge confetti cannons. The loudest cheer was reserved for the home team, Uniquely Singapore.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Eight teams to compete in March
Louis Vuitton Trophy media,
Louis Vuitton Trophy match race regatta. In just six weeks time, during the Southern hemisphere Summer, eight of the best sailing teams in the world will race in Auckland, New Zealand. Just over a year ago the inaugural regatta was sailed in Auckland, the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series. Ten of the best sailing teams in the world, including the current Challenger and Defender of the America's Cu... [more]
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Images from Day 2 of the OK National and Interdoms, Wellington
Adrian Rumney,
Adrian Rumney presents an image gallery from from Day 2 of the 2010 NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions, being held at Wellington, New Zealand as a build up to the 2010 World Championships.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2010 accommodation options
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2010? Great options still available! All the best options book first so make sure you confirm your Hamilton Island accommodation soon. We have many options to choose from - many in walking distance to the marina! Range from 2 bedroom through to 6 bedroom luxury homes. All include buggy and on island return transfers.... [more]
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NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions - Cat and Mouse on day two
Mandy Burt,
NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions - There was profound ‘argie-bargie' all day with a game of ‘virtual dodgems' between current World Champion, Thomas Hansson-Mild of Sweden, past Pommie World Champ Nick Craig and Terry Curtis of UK, Soenke Behrens of Germany, Christian Hedlund of Denmark, and the local boys. Over the course of Day 2, in Races 3, 4 and 5, they were all ‘up there', first around th... [more]
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Classics of the Mahurangi
Richard Gladwell,
Auckland, New Zealand boasts one of the best fleets of classic yachts in the world. The Mahurangi Regatta is one of their principal racing events. sail-World was there on Saturday to witness the occasion of these classic yachts dating back into the 1800's and beautifully restored, being raced hard.... [more]
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Top international crew win 2010 NZ Flying Fifteen Championship
Sandra Williams,
Aaron Goodmanson and Alister Rowlands from Charteris Bay Yacht Club sailing ‘Ffortune' confirmed their status as New Zealand's top Flying Fifteen sailors by easily winning the 11 race Schneider Electric Flying Fifteen Nationals sailed on Lyttelton Harbour at the weekend... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans Preparing for singlehanded round the world ocean racing
Tim Kelly,
Researchers, from the University of Portsmouth Department of Sport and Exercise Science (UK), will study what it takes to be a world-class solo sailor and produce guidelines on how to prepare for sailing single-handed around the world.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 over a hundred miles behind
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Groupama 3 - Jules Verne Trophy update. After 24 hours on the water, Groupama 3 is conceding a deficit of nearly a hundred miles in relation to the reference time. On paper, this might appear worrying, but on water the situation is becoming favourable again for the giant trimaran this Monday afternoon.... [more]
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OK Pre Worlds 2010 - Day 1 to New Zealand
Mandy Burt,
Day 1 – OK Nationals and Interdoms – Pre Worlds 2010. In the first race sailors had two attempts at a start which resulted in two general recalls. It was a case of third time lucky, with a clear start, although under a black flag.... [more]
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Warren Jones International – Robertson leads after Day 1
John Roberson,
New Zealand skipper Phil Robertson has signalled his intention to hold onto the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta trophy, by going though the first day of the series undefeated, to hold top place on the leader board overnight.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Muscat Day 1 - Finesse required
OC Events,
Extreme Sailing Series Day 1 - Muscat. With the wind reaching a maximum of nine knots, it was a slow afternoon for the Extreme 40s, requiring more brain than brawn to get round the four courses.... [more]
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Images from Day 1 of the OK National and Interdoms, Wellington
Adrian Rumney,
Adrian Rumney presents an image gallery from the 2010 NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions, being held at Wellington, New Zealand as a build up to the 2010 World Championships.... [more]
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Americas Cup: Images from Valencia - More of USA-17 +video
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Americas Cup There was a good breeze today in Valencia and both America's Cup sailing teams took full advantage of it. BMW Oracle's Gilles Martin-Raget was in the helicopter and took these shots. Points to note here are the clean wakes, and the amount of camber that is being induced in the wingsa... [more]
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Get out and revamp your old boat, it's worth it!
Hugo Ottaway,
At the 2006 Melbourne World Championships, many of the top performers were boats with a minimum age of 15 years. None was more noticeable than Mike Ingham who shipped a 20 year old J out from America, whilst not in the top 3, his top 5 finish was excellent. He then went on to come second at the 2007 Worlds in Mexico in the same boat.... [more]
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Jessica Watson - Half way there and the book deal is done
Nancy Knudsen,
French-owned Hachette Publishers have announced that they will publish the story of Jessica Watson's solo sail around the world 'as soon as possible after her return'. ...and onboard Ella's Pink Lady, Jessica is already writing it, in spite of a recent admission by her mother that Jessica has severe dyslexia, which circuitously resulted in Jessica's desire to sail around the world... [more]
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Farr 30 World Championship going to Hyeres, France for the first time
Farr 30 Class Association,
The Farr 30 Class Association and C.O.Y.C.H. are pleased to announce the 2010 Farr 30 World Championship will be held in the sparkling Mediterranean city of Hyeres, France from October 23rd to 31st... [more]
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Hobie Wave Open and Hobie 16 Extreme on Pittwater (Sydney) Australia
Anthony Duchatel,
A unique sailing event for catamaran sailors has just wrapped up on the pristine waters of Pittwater in Sydney. In the spirit of promoting sailing to all ages, the Palm Beach Sailing club with the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club ran a competition using the RPA based Hobie Wave Training Fleet. A 'Round Robin' format was run, similar to a World Titles, with a Qualifying Series and Finals Series .... [more]
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Fastway Nacra South-East QLD Championships wrap
Southport Yacht Club,
It was supposed to be a weekend of nice summer racing. 16 Nacra Class catamarans made the trip to Southport Yacht Club on the Gold Coast to enjoy our famous sunshine but ex-cyclone Olga had other plans and delivered challenging weather.... [more]
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Ten Sydney 38s contested great one design sailing at Vic Week regatta
Rowan Simpson,
A fleet of 10 Sydney 38's enjoyed great One Design racing in the 2010 Audi Victoria Regatta. Local yacht, Cinquante, skippered by Ian Murray sailed a consistent series to win by 4.5 pionts. However, Another Challenge lead by Chris Leewin and Jono Neate, was the stand out of the regatta. winning two heats and without a costly OCS in race four may well have won the six race no drops regatta.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia - A test on the final day of training
Extreme Sailing Series Asia,
Extreme Sailing Series Asia. It was a long and tiring day for the top international sailors in Muscat today as they had their final shakedown before the start of the final round tomorrow, 1 February 2010.... [more]
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Warren Jones Regatta - Robertson's back but there is competition
John Roberson /,
The 2009 winner, Phil Robertson of New Zealand, is back to defend the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta trophy, after a strong year on the World Match Racing circuit, but it's not going to be easy; there are ten other skippers who want to put their name on it. Kyle Langford of Sydney is hot having won the qualifying series last week, and there are two other Kiwi skippers, Reuben Corbett an... [more]
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Groupama 3 sets off on latest Jules Verne Trophy attempt
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Groupama 3 and her crew have started their latest attempt for the Jules Verne Trophy. Franck Cammas and his nine crew set off at over twenty knots in a light N'ly breeze on the back of a mass of rain... This latest record attempt begins with some encouraging, albeit tricky weather conditions. The most uncertain phase relates to the passage of Cape Finisterre as the weather window is a very short one... [more]
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