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 03 Jun 2010

Its cold and wet again down south, so a lucky few of the Sail-World.com is heading north, spending two weeks on the Sunshine Coast.

A busy weekend in Mooloolaba, with the largest ever fleet for the Sail Mooloolaba putting a large fleet on the water. This used to be the '30 foot regatta', often with a lot of boats, but the event is growing very rapidly.

On Sunday Jessica Watson will be doing a Parade of Honour and the entrance to the Mooloolah River will be closed at times just to control the spectator fleet.

Sail-World will covering the Musto Etchells Australasian Winter titles next weekend, the June Long Weekend.

Tough but...

The Sail-World Team

Musto Etchells Australasian Titles - Triple Hobart Winner joins fray
Etchells Australasian Winter Championship Media,
The 30 foot Etchells one design sailing boat is touted as 'the Boat they sail in Heaven' and if that is the case there are a lot of budding angels heading for Mooloolaba on the June Long weekend. A fleet approaching 60 boats is expected for the Musto 2010 Etchells Australasian Winter Championship, to be sailed from June 10-14th 2010 in Mooloolaba, Queensland.... [more]
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Jessica Watson heads home to Mooloolaba
Ian Grant,
Jessica has plans to sail a ‘lap of honour' just beyond the shore dump off Mooloolaba Beach then head along the shore to enter the Mooloolah River to finally step ashore in familiar surroundings for the first time in almost 9 months. She can expect to be the focal point of a tumultuous welcome from the proud Sunshine Coast community with many planning to head to sea in dinghies and yachts while... [more]
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Sailing Around Australia - 200 miles from the bottom mark
SOS Media,
It is day 30 into SOS Ocean Racing's effort to break the WSSRC record for sailing non-stop solo around Australia. Skipper Ian Thomson is currently located in the Southern Ocean and is 200 nautical miles away from the bottom of Tasmania. Yesterday winds where stead for Ian, gusting around 10 knots. With the A3 spinnaker up all day and night, this helped him to cover more ground.... [more]
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Koh Samui Regatta 2010 - 'fierce competition continues'
Sawadee.com media,
'Three races and three different winners in the Racing Class at the Sawadee.com Regatta 2010, Samui. The fierce competition continues on day 2'... [more]
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Sydney City Marine Winter Series - Race 4
Louise Bashford,
With strange and unseasonal weather being seen right around the globe, Sydney was no exception on Saturday for race 4 of the Sydney City Marine Winter Series.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Strong winds create mayhem for TeamOrigin
Louis Vuitton Media,
The French/German team All4One moved up to second equal place at the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena, Sardinia (ITA) today and will race Sweden's top-placed Artemis tomorrow to decide the winner of the round robin. A bad gennaker takedown that led to a crew injury knocked TEAMORIGIN out of the running for a top place.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 2 June
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 2 June have been released.... [more]
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World Yacht Racing Forum – New venue and date announced for 2010
Bernard Schopfer,
Leading figures from the world of sailing and yacht racing will come together in Estoril, Portugal, from 14-15 December 2010 for the third edition of the World Yacht Racing Forum at the Estoril Congress Centre.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing - Under 2000 nautical miles to go!
SOS Media,
SOS Ocean Racing has now been travelling for almost 30 days and is estimated to return back in the Whitsunday in around 40 days. With winds gusting to round 15 knots and cruising around 8 to 9 knots with the A3 spinnaker Ian has only 340 nautical miles to reach the bottom of Tasmania.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Victory in New York for Uniquely Singapore
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper update: In a race which went right down to the wire, Uniquely Singapore has secured their first ever victory in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. The south-east Asian team has been in a nip and tuck race with fellow competitors Cape Breton Island since departing Jamaica eight days ago on the tenth leg of the global series.... [more]
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All states-territories represented at OAMPS Queenland Youth Week
Suellen Hurling,
Planning is being revved up to prepare for the influx of entries for the 2010 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week, and with just over four weeks to go, the numbers are looking good.... [more]
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America's Cup: Valencia Sailing interviews Giovanni Ceccarelli
ValenciaSailing continues their coverage of the 34th America's Cup designers meeting that took place on May 18th in Valencia with the third installment. Today, ValenciaSailing.com we talked to Giovanni Ceccarelli, the Italian yacht designer, one of the 19 participants in that meeting. In the 31st America's Cup, Ceccarelli was the chief designer of Mascalzone Latino while in the 32nd edition in Val... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: America's Cup Defender exits the competition
Louis Vuitton Media and Sail-World,
Sweden's Artemis climbed to the lead of the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena today with a victory over Emirates Team New Zealand. However the day was more notable for the exit of the America's Cup Defender, BMW Oracle Racing from the competition at La Maddalena.... [more]
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No Wet Weather Delays at Sydney City Marine
Jody O'Brien,
While the wet weather might cause delays on many job sites and at other boat yards, it's all full steam ahead with no time lost at Sydney City Marine. As the rain has come and gone...and then come back again and again over the last few weeks in Sydney, the 3200 square metres of undercover hardstand has allowed the team at Sydney City Marine to carry on uninterrupted... [more]
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Aust Women's and Aust Match Racing Championships change of dates
Yachting Australia,
Change of dates and the release of the Notice of Race for Yachting Australia's Women's and Open Match Racing events.... [more]
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Star Class European Championship – 300 sailors – 150 boats
Star European Championship,
The Star Class has chosen Viareggio, on Italy's Tuscany coast for the 2010 European Championship. Viareggio is an important city for the international yachting. From 5 to 13 June, the best sailors from all over the world will arrive in Italy to compete in the Tuscan sea and to decree the Crew winner in one of the most loved and best known sailing environment.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – Jamaica to New York – Leaders take it to the wire
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 update: As the final hours of Race 10 play out the outcome is far from certain - Uniquely Singapore and Cape Breton Island are separated by the narrowest of margins. The distance between the two boats illustrated by a great photo from on board Uniquely Singapore... [more]
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Talisker Bounty Boat back on Australian soil
Emily Dwiar,
34 days since leaving the sparkling shores of Tonga, the Talisker Bounty Boat crew are back on Australian soil at Queensland's Restoration Island.... [more]
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Access Class Championships 2011 at Royal Perth Yacht Club
David Staley,
The Australian and International Access Class Associations have just announced the 2011 Australian Access Class Championships will be held concurrently with the Asia-Pacific Championships.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing - Finally the wind is back!
SOS Media,
SOS Ocean Racing's Ian Thomson is now 28 days in and is two thirds of the way to through the Southern Ocean. The winds have increased for him today currently gusting between 15 to 20 knots, which means he has started seeing the real side to the Southern Ocean. Ian may be covering more ground but also has to go through much bigger waves.... [more]
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New York YC Invitational Cup - CYCA seeks interest for entry
CYCA's Rear Commodore and chairman of the Sailing Committee Garry Linacre is pleased to advise Cruising Yacht Club of Australia members that an invitation has been extended to the club to enter a team in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, to be conducted from 10-17 September 2011.... [more]
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Koh Samui Regatta - Neil Pryde opens the batting
Sawadee.com media,
The 2010 Koh Samui Regatta began today in glorious conditions, with blue skies overhead and clear blue waters below. Last year's winners, Neil Pryde and the crew of Hi Fi, have returned to defend their title – and will be expecting fierce competition in their division from Ray Roberts of Evolution Racing, Frank Pong of Jelik II (Boracay) and Nick Burns/Fred Kinmouth of EFG Bank Mandrake.... [more]
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European 18ft Skiff Championship - Five races sailed to date
Frank Quealey/Sail-World.com,
European 18ft Skiff Championship. After five races have been sailed, SLAM (Grant Rollerson - AUS) leads Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin - AUS) with Howie Hamlin (USA) currently third on countback... [more]
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ORCi Rating in 2010 – a Fresh Option for Racing Yachts
Yachting Australia,
The ORCi rating system has become increasingly popular in Australia over the last few years. This was recognised by the inclusion of an ORCi division in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. This trend is set to continue in 2010 with the CYCA's announcement that it will include an ORCi division in the 2010/11 Bluewater Pointscore.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – Changing conditions provides fantastic sailing
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper Update: After the inevitable frustrations of the very light conditions of the past few days, over the last 24 hours the conditions have changed to produce some fantastic downwind sailing and, with the forecast for the next 24 hours showing the winds strengthening, the race to New York is on.... [more]
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June Long Weekend Solitary Islands Regatta Coffs Harbour NSW
Andrew Johnson,
The Coffs Harbour Yacht Club is proud to announce the June Long Weekend Solitary Islands Regatta open to yachts and multihulls. Racing in this beautiful region is second to none. Enjoy the hospitality of the Coffs Harbour Yacht Club over this friendly weekend.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing circumnavigation - Still stuck in the Southern Ocean
SOS Media,
SOS Ocean Racing's Ian Thomson is now 27 days in and is only a few days from Tasmania. Surprisingly still stuck in a high-pressure system with winds coming NW, by know he expected them to have changed.... [more]
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Royal Children's Hospital – Dad sails to Mackay for big cause
June For Juanita,
Brisbane father and boat-builder Dave Lindsay is sailing solo from Brisbane to Mackay in a four metre catamaran to raise funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation in memory of his daughter Juanita, who loved sailing and died of cancer in 2007.... [more]
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Winner of 25 year Meridien Marinas Free Berthing Competition announced
We have just spoken to the still shaking long time Sail-World Cruising reader from South East Queensland who has just been announced the winner of the Meridien Marinas Free Berthing for the next 25 years competition. A prize conservatively valued at AUD$300,000... [more]
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Jessica Watson and crew heading for Mooloolaba
17 year old Queenslander Jessica Watson has begun the 469 nautical miles sail from Sydney to Mooloolaba for next weekend's welcome home events.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Holland - Two Gold medals for Australians at World Cup
Craig Heydon,
Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010- The final day of round five of the ISAF Sailing World Cup has proven to be a golden one for the Australian Sailing Team with Tom Slingsby winning the Gold medal in the Laser class while Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen claimed first in the 49ers in an action packed medal race.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Europe: Groupe Edmond de Rothschild unstoppable
OC Events,
Extreme Sailing Series Europe. Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, skippered by Yann Guichard, proved to be unstoppable, claiming overall victory after 20 races over the four-day event... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta – Laser and 49er Gold to Australia
Corrine Mckenzie,
Delta Lloyd Regatta – Final day update: It was an exciting last day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010. The breeze picked up to about 15-18 knots, sometimes gusting up to 20 knots during the match race finals. The Delta Lloyd regatta marked successfully the return to international competition of Australian world champions.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Finn Drama, comebacks, excitement, wind and rain
Robert Deaves,
Delta Lloyd Regatta update: Drama, comebacks, excitement, wind and rain - the Finn medal race at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands had it all. Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) fought back from the tail end of the fleet to retain the overall lead and win his first Sailing World Cup event of the year.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – Jamaica to New York - Neck and neck racing
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 update: Neck and neck racing to the Scoring Gate provided some anxious moments for those on board the leading four boats as they closed in on the points prizes on offer. For Edinburgh Inspiring Capital, their hard work was rewarded with their first Scoring Gate point of the Clipper 09-10 campaign, having come tantalisingly close several times in previous races.... [more]
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