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 19 May 2010
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Sturgeon Lake to host Canadian Laser Masters Championships -July 23-25
Hugh DesBrisay,
The Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club, located 2 hours north east of Toronto in Ontario's Kawartha Lakes, will be hosting the 2010 Canadian Laser Masters' Championships from Friday, July 23 to Sunday, July 25, 2010. Sturgeon Lake keeps getting chosen to host important regattas and sailors keep showing up in big numbers to those regattas because the atmosphere at the club is so great and the RC work so... [more]
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Alinghi designer fronts at America's Cup Designer Conference
Richard Gladwell,
Alinghi designer, Rolf Vrolijk is attending the America's Cup design conference being staged in Valencia, today. The designer of two winning America's Cup yachts was one of what is believed to be about 20 designers participating in the session to develop the boat to be used at the 34th America's Cup. Other designers attending include the BMW Oracle Racing team.... [more]
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The Susan Hood Trophy Race - The Coolest Race on the Great Lakes
Brian Townsend,
The Coolest Race on the Great Lakes is shaping up to be another great challenge in 2010. For some the challenge will be making it to the start line due to the low water levels on Lake Ontario, for others their challenge will be the unpredictable weather we are experiencing this Spring. The Susan Hood Trophy Race is the first overnight race of the year on Lake Ontario. It start Friday, June 4th.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - First yachts expected in Jamaica
Clipper 09-10,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - The first yachts are expected to arrive at Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, Jamaica, on Tuesday morning local time. Jamaica Lightning Bolt is currently second overall in Clipper 09-10.... [more]
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2010 Melges 32 East Coast Championship - And the winner is...
International Melges 32 Class Association,
2010 Melges 32 East Coast Championship saw a winner announced today. Congratulations to Alex Jackson on Leenabarca as he, and tactician Rob Greenhalgh with crew of Peter Greenhalgh, Steve Irish, Jesse Fielding, Chris Coulson, David Rasmussen and Jeffery Brantley who are 2010 Melges 32 East Coast Champions.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – Race nine – Panama to Jamaica – Day three
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10, race nine sees just 15 miles separating the front five teams and only 35 to go to the finish line the next few hours will surely cause a few nail-biting moments for the crews racing towards Port Antonio, Jamaica.... [more]
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Cape Breton Island crew arrive in Panama
Clipper Ventures,
Cape Breton Island has arrived in Panama following Race 8 of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. The team finished in fifth place, a result that consolidates their fourth place overall and in contention for a podium finish when the 35,000-mile race finishes on the Humber, UK, on 17 July.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – Race Nine: A short sprint to Jamaica
Clipper Ventures PLC,
In the Clipper 09-10, the significance of the day was not lost on those taking part as ten yachts lined up on the start line for the short sprint to Jamaica, the crew of Cork, Ireland racing together again as a single unit for the first time since their original boat ran aground in race five.... [more]
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Hans Fogh Awarded Yachtsman of the Year for Sail Trophy
Marilea McAllister,
What a treat it was to attend the annual Yachtsman's Spring Thaw Luncheon on Friday April 23 at the Boulevard Club in Toronto. The Port Credit Yacht Club was well represented as the highlight of the luncheon was the honouring of PCYC's own Hans Fogh as the Yachtsman of the Year for Sail.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit champions in command in Cascais
Audi MedCup Media,
The current Audi MedCup champions proved they have lost nothing from their competitive edge as they both opened their respective 2010 season with resounding wins in the Portugal Trophy, Cascais. After another day of muscular breezes which produced fantastic racing conditions off Sintra, just to the west of Cascais, Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) and Puerto Calero (ESP)... [more]
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Audi MedCup TP52 Cascais 2010 images
Photographer Stefano Gattini-Francesco Ferri presents this gallery of images from the Audi MedCup TP52 Cascais 2010... [more]
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Jessica Watson– a girl with a dream,
A choppy swell slowed the arrival of 16 year old Jessica Watson as she sailed across the finish line between Sydney Heads today, 210 days after she left in a grey day last October. There was supposed to be an exclusion zone around the bright pink S&S 34 as Ella Pink Lady sailed into Sydney Harbour this afternoon, but it seemed like she was sailing amongst the Sydney to Hobart sp... [more]
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US Thermal imaging company FLIR Systems buys Raymarine,
US Thermal imaging company FLIR Systems announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Administrator of Raymarine plc to acquire all of the outstanding shares of its wholly owned subsidiary, Raymarine Holdings Limited. The transaction value of approximately $180 million includes repayment of all of Raymarine's indebtedness and approximately $24 million in proceeds to... [more]
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Jessica Watson welcomed home
Crosbie Lorimer,
Amongst the extraordinary scenes of hundreds of boats and crowds on harbour headlands welcoming sixteen year old Jessica Watson home after completing her solo round the world journey this afternoon, it seems strange to think that barely 40 boats accompanied her to the Heads on a grey and windless afternoon in October last year as she set out on her big adventure.... [more]
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Images of Cascais: Day 2 - by Sander van der Borch
Sander van der Borch,
Top international photographer Sander van der Borch provides this gallery from the second day of the Audi MedCup round at Cascais, Portugual.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - il mostro returns to Newport - In pictures
Leighton O'Connor,
Volvo Ocean Race's il mostro returned to Newport Harbor at 1030 last night.... [more]
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Multihull mistake forces ISAF Olympic Sailing overhaul
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
Sometimes a major tragedy is needed to prompt a major change. The death of six sailors in the 1998 Sydney Hobart race prompted major changes in offshore racing safety regulations and the removal of the fastest and most exciting boat, the Tornado multihull for the 2012 London Olympics, may in the long term be the trigger that changes the face of sailing world-wide over the coming decades.... [more]
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Jessica Watson – too young for 2010 Sydney to Hobart race?,
On arrival in Sydney back in Sydney on Saturday Jessica Watson stated her desire to do some ocean racing. Don McIntyre the owner of the S&S 34, Ella's Pink Lady, which Jessica Watson just sailed into Sydney Harbour after 210 days at sea, has proposed that the boat should be sailed in the 2010 Sydney Hobart race by an all girl crew.... [more]
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