We have kept our Spike Doriean tribute article front and centre again today. You can read some wonderful comments about Spike and there are banking details for the Doriean Family appeal.
Entries are rolling in for the 2010 Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. The 348 nautical mile race, hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is now in its fourth year and since releasing the Notice of Race just three days ago, already 13 yachts have entered.
The 2009 race record holder Black Jack (Peter Harburg) is back for this year's race however will be challenged by the inaugural race winner Wedgetail (Bill Wild) when they line up against each other on the start line on Friday 6 August at 1500 hours.
The RQYS race organizers are hoping for 30-40 entries this year.
The Notice of Race, Online Entry and Payment as well as associated entry documents are now available from the race website – www.brisbanetokeppel.com
If you did not catch up with the news earlier, the winner of the e-Marineworld.com.au online competition is detailed below
Lots of news so we will stand back and let you read it.
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
Peter Spike Doriean - the Friendship Ambassador John Curnow, www.Sail-World.com, The second time you met Peter ‘Spike' Doriean, you were greeted by a big smile and you felt as though you had known this guy for ages. Such was the nature of Spike, that he endeared himself to so many souls during his 38 years.... [more] Share this story
Gladwell's Line: Volvo Ocean Race beckons America's Cup teams Richard Gladwell, Today's joint announcement, in New Zealand and Spain, is maybe the first of several from established America's Cup teams entering the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race. Two things have caused substantial America's Cup teams to jump the Volvo fence.... [more] Share this story
And the winner of the E-MarineWorld.com.au online competition was... Media Services, Melbourne base online Chandlery e-MarineWorld.com.au is providing a wide range of marine industry products for online buyer. Read here who won the online competition on Sail-World.com... [more] Share this story
SOS Ocean Racing - the first hit out in Brisbane to Gladstone Ian Thomson, The rush to get to the start of the 62nd First Tax & Duty Free Brisbane to Gladstone was amazing. I have never felt so under prepared to go sailing however I really wanted to be with the fleet and this kept me pushing through. On the morning of the race I was still furling and snuffing spinnakers but got away from the dock at around 0730. http://www.sosoceanracing.com/... [more] Share this story
Sail Port Stephens Week - It got ugly at the Yabby Race Di Pearson, Sail Port Stephens competitors taking part in the Yabby Race this morning yelled 'fixed, fixed,' when the Yabby supplier and fellow regatta competitor Alyn Ovenden came out the Division 1 winner at Port Stephens this morning.... [more] Share this story
Iconic Auckland sparmaker taken over by NZ Rigging Cris Brodie and Sail-World, After forty years in business iconic sparmaker Fostermasts, has been purchased by NZ Rigging. The Fostermasts name will continue with NZ Rigging, being a brand in its own right with many products familiar to those in the marine industry, they were also the importers of Profurl furling systems and NZ Rigging will continue to support this product.... [more] Share this story
Peter Gilmour visits YANMAR's Engine Plant Tomoko Murata, YANMAR is the official sponsor of YANMAR Racing, a professional sailing team led by Peter Gilmour. renowned around the world as a Match Racing skipper. Since 2009, YANMAR Racing has been participating in the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), a series of international match racing regattas certified by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) along with America's Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more] Share this story
Locals are holding their own at Sail Port Stephens Lisa Ratcliff, The local boats are holding their own at Sail Ports Stephens with Bradley Sewell's South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club Sydney 32, Mainstay, the current Commodore's Cup division 2 pointscore leader heading into today's third and deciding race.... [more] Share this story
2010 Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race–NOR online now Suellen Hurling, The Notice of Race with online entry for the 2010 Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race was released today, Sunday 11 April and already four yachts have entered the 348 nautical mile race.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour - Stage one racing round-up Carol Wong, Stage one of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is celebrated as a spectacular success after Match Race France, 6 – 11 April 2010 drew to a close on Sunday. The exciting duel between Mathieu Richard (FRA), French Match Racing Team, and Ben Ainslie (GBR), Teamorigin, in the finale which had spectators on the edge of their seats... [more] Share this story
Kiteboarders legal battles continue -KPWT loses court case against IKA The International Kiteboarding Association, The hearing took place on the first of March, 2010 at the 12th Civil Division District Court of Darmstadt, Germany. A decision was then published on the 30th of March, 2010.... [more] Share this story
Images from Port Stephens - Day 2 www.Sail-World.com, Action images from Andrea Francolini, who was on the water at Port Stephens on Day 2 of this years regatta.... [more] Share this story
The Belle of Sail Port Stephens - Lu Lu Belle Lisa Ratcliff, What's not to love about the crew of Lu Lu Belle at Sail Port Stephens? With their colourful matching crew shirts, 'one for every mood and moment in our lives,' according to owner Peter Lewis, mascot Wilson - a netball with his own wardrobe who races on the boat and attends all the dinners and parties, pirate flag from the British Virgin Islands chapter of the pirate hood...... [more] Share this story
Sail Port Stephens celebrity factor - Once more dear friends Lisa Ratcliff, Once More Dear Friends, an IOR classic built by John McConaghy for Peter Kurts in the early 1980s, is one of the more famous boats contesting division one of the Commodore's Cup at Sail Port Stephens, the week-long regatta in its third year and growing fast.... [more] Share this story
Safe boating partnership - NSW Maritime and Sail Port Stephens Sail Port Stephens Media, NSW Maritime, the state's boating safety regulator, has signed on as partner in safety with Sail Port Stephens 2010 on the Mid-North Coast this week.... [more] Share this story
Offshore power-boat racers encounter blustery winds off Newcastle Bob Wonders, Offshore racers encounter blustery winds off Newcastle. Thirteen boats in four classes gathered off the port city for the opening round.... [more] Share this story
Solo Tasman race - Broken boom slows first solo Tasman monohull Lindsay Wright, Apriori, the 11.6m Farr designed yacht, skippered by Trevor Hill, was scheduled to cross the finish of the solo Tasman yacht race at Mooloolaba at midnight last night but, about 17 miles from home, the mainsail boom broke. 'It went with a hell of a bang,' he said, 'the broken boom was flailing around all over the place.'... [more] Share this story
Sail Port Stephens - Big left hander an ‘Edake' for Margaret Rintoul V Sail Port Stephens Media, In a battle between two Division one yachts in the picturesque Pub to Pub race for the Commodore's Cup at Sail Port Stephens today, the crew on Jeff Carter's line honours winner, Edake (as in ‘headache'), cheered more loudly than they might normally have when they pipped Margaret Rintoul V to the post in the 14.2 nautical mile race course that took the Division one and two fleets around the bay... [more] Share this story
Sail Port Stephens - If you can't win the yacht race, try Yabby racing Sail Port Stephens Media, Not everyone can win a prize at the Commodore's Cup at Sail Port Stephens – three days of racing – three winners each in Divisions one and two – but hang on, you get another chance – in the Yabby race to be held at 10.30am at D'Albora Marine tomorrow morning.... [more] Share this story
Sail Port Stephens Week - Fine weather for scurvy seafarers Lisa Ratcliff, Once the booty has been handed out from today's race it will be rums and plenty of aaarrrrggghhhh talk as lasses, landlubbers, gentlemen o' fortune and scallywags meet at d'Albora Marina for the marina movie under the stars starting at 7.30pm.... [more] Share this story
Sail Port Stephens Week - MangoGroove's saga of broken legs and vangs Lisa Ratcliff, 18 year old Robyn fell heavily on the boat and spent the entire three hour race down below deck with her purple throbbing foot in cold water and sleeping through the pain.... [more] Share this story
Emirates Team NZ join Camper for the Volvo Ocean Race Emirates Team NZ, Camper, the Spanish-based international footwear manufacturer, announced today that it will compete in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2011-12. The campaign will be run by Emirates Team New Zealand. The yacht will be called Camper and will carry the burgees of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the Real Club Náutico de Palma.... [more] Share this story
Sail Port Stephens Week 2010 competitors welcomed by Mayor Di Pearson, Newly dubbed 'the friendly Mayor' by sailors at the party, Mayor MacKenzie confidently announced: 'we have 83 entries this year, next year it will be 100.'... [more] Share this story
Broken bits don't stop Margaret Rintoul victory at Sail Port Stephens Sail Port Stephens Media, A broken mainsheet did not stop Graham Buckeridge and his crew from a line honours victory and third place overall in today's opening race of the Sail Port Stephens Regatta – and nor did it stop them from having a good time – although the crew had to call off the sausage sizzle mid-race when breezes peaked at 25 knots and life aboard became a little unruly.... [more] Share this story
It's not all ‘Pub Talk' at Sail Port Stephens Di Pearson, Rod and Martha Harper have brought their Farr 1106 ‘Pub Talk' all the way south from Wollongong to contest their first Sail Port Stephens regatta and so far, they are liking every moment they have spent here. The couple, who are here representing Wollongong Yacht Club said friends had told them how good the regatta was, 'so we thought we'd come and see for ourselves,' Rod said... [more] Share this story
Mid Tasman Match Race for Solo Sailors Lindsay Wright, The ultimate challenge for the two Queenslanders was to be the 2010 Fitzroy Yachts Solo Tasman Challenge from New Plymouth to Mooloolaba. 'We figured it'd sort the boys from the girls,' Hill joked. But yesterday, after seven days of hard out singlehanded yacht racing in a variety of weather conditions, the two old foes were coasting along in light air about 20 metres apart with about 400km lef... [more] Share this story
Emirates Team NZ Volvo Ocean race media conference - Full Audio Richard Gladwell, Full, unedited audio from this morning's media conference staged by Emirates Team NZ at their base in Auckland. Includes details of the operational side of the Volvo Ocean Race entry under the Camper sponsorship. Who they are considering and have missed out on for crew. Designer conformed as Botin, on an exclusive basis. Thoughts on Alinghi also entering the Volvo Ocean Race and more... [more] Share this story
Audi Med Cup - Lining up off Valencia Audi Medcup Circuit, The 2008 Audi MedCup champions Quantum Racing (USA), pairing up with one of this year's hot debutant teams Luna Rossa (ITA) who are due to race at the first regatta of the season, the Portugal Trophy in Cascais (May 11-16), are currently training off Valencia in perfect conditions.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup team confirmed as entry in Volvo Ocean Race +Video Volvo Ocean Race Media, Camper, the Spanish-based inter-national footwear brand, announced today that it will compete in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2011-12. The campaign will be run by Emirates Team New Zealand. The yacht will be called Camper and will carry the burgees of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the Real Club Náutico de Palma. Features video from the announcement in Plama and also TVNZ's Dalton interview... [more] Share this story
Andrew Wills takes win in Etchells Nationals ahead of world champion Richard Gladwell, Former World Etchells Champion, Andrew Wills crewed by Anatole Masfen and Matt Kelway, retained their overnight points lead to win the combined Etchells New Zealand and Auckland Championships at the weekend. 'The class enjoyed some of the closest racing we have had for years at this year's 2010 Nationals,' Wills told Sail-World. 'It is a testament to the resurgence the class has recently expe... [more] Share this story
Perfect start to a week of racing at Sail Port Stephens Lisa Ratcliff & Di Pearson, Graham Morton's magnificent Margaret Rintoul V took line honours in the opening race of the Commodore's Cup at Sail Port Stephens this afternoon.... [more] Share this story
Beaufort Scale - wind and sea conditions Nancy Knudsen, '..so there we were in a Force 8..' 'A what?' '..a Force 8, and the winch jammed...' 'What's a Force 8 mate?' 'It's a bloody big wind - where do you come from?' 'Australia.' 'I see old chap - that explains it. Now can I get on with my story?'... [more] Share this story
Sail Port Stephens Week - the Commodore's Cup commences Lisa Ratcliff, Thirty-five boats split across two divisions will set off at 12.30pm today on course 1, the three islands course, a passage race. With the gusty south-west breeze forecast to max out at 16 knots just before the gun fires, the downwind start will be adrenaline charged, giving school holidaymakers at Nelson Bay plenty to see from their foreshore vantage points.... [more] Share this story
Victorian Youth and Junior Sailors Gear Up for the State Titles. Jane Moffat, This weekend the top Youth and Junior sailors in Victorian will battle it out on the waters off Sorrento to decide who are the top sailors in the state. The 2010 OAMPS Victorian Youth & Junior Regatta will be hosted by Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat club over the 17th and 18th of April.... [more] Share this story
Fair sailing at Whitsunday Rent a Yacht Jeni Bone, Category three storm, Cyclone Ului devastated the Whitsunday region just two weeks before the lucrative Easter period, leaving in his wake millions of dollars in damage and businesses that are finding it tough to manage their operations and clean up.... [more] Share this story
Match Race France ISAF World Match Racing Tour Stage 1 Final results WMRT- amended by Sail-World.com, Match Race France, Stage 1 of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) full results. The beach based prize giving closes Stage 1 of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour and leads us into the nine remaining Stages around the globe. Stage 2 of the WMRT will be run in Langenargen, Germany 19 – 24 May where Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team will again be racing.... [more] Share this story
Matchrace France - Finals Days -Live coverage World Match Race Tour www.Sail-World.com, Today we bring your Mark Chisnell's blow by blow coverage of the semi-finals and finals of the Match Race France, the first round of the 2010 World Match Race Tour. Racing is underway early. Ben Ainslie has chosen Paolo Cian as his opponent, they will be the first race, followed by Mathieu Richard and Francesco Bruni.... [more] Share this story
First yacht finishes - Tasman Race Record stands unbroken Lindsay Wright, When Bruce Arms sailed his 14m catamaran, Big Wave Rider, from Queensland to New Plymouth in six days and five hours, taking almost four hours off the existing 24 year old solo Tasman yacht race record, some people thought he had it sewn up. Arms, who lives aboard with wide Suzanne, built the five tonne yacht in time for the 2007 singlehanded Tasman race ..... [more] Share this story
Record fleet for NSW Optimist Championships Warwick Crossman, With the amazing growth of the Optimist class in NSW it seems that every event becomes bigger and better than the previous one, but even the most Optimistic supporters of the class were surprised when more than 70 boats swarmed at Northbridge Sailing Club recently for the largest and arguably the most competitive Optimist regatta in NSW to date.... [more] Share this story
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