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Abby Sunderland's father says her quest is now over,
Crew on a Qantas plane have made contact with a solo sailor who is in trouble in the southern Indian Ocean. 'Probably the best news we at home base could have wished for. We are ecstatic.' Mr Sunderland says his daughter's quest to sail around the world in her Wild Eyes yacht is over.... [more]
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NEWS FLASH Abby Sunderland - dismasted but safe
Nancy Knudsen,
Abby Sunderland has been found - her yacht is dismasted but she is safe!... [more]
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Star Europeans - Four down, two to go for Andrew Campbell
Andrew Campbell,
Andrew Campbell reports from the Star European Championships in Viareggio, Italy. Brad and I managed to get off the line in places where we could continue straight in each of the last two races. That seems to be the name of the game: finding clear lanes and not getting bogged down by traffic or little one-on-one battles.... [more]
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Etchells North American Championship day two full of ups and downs
Kim Kruger,
Day 2 of the 2010 Etchells North American Championship was full ups and downs. Race 3 started in light and fluky conditions, and didn't finish much easier. The second race for the day began with six boats over early (OCS).... [more]
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ICSA Hall of Fame inductees Reynolds and Capper
Jan Harley,
The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) recently acknowledged the contributions of two individuals to the sport of college sailing by inducting them into the ICSA Hall of Fame.... [more]
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Longest running regatta in America heads to the starting line
Dana Paxton,
The longest-running regatta in America – New York Yacht Club's 156th Annual Regatta presented by Rolex – heads to the starting line in Newport, R.I. at Noon this Friday, June 11. Building on the success of its 2009 World Championship, the 6 Metre Class will have its own start in the Classics Division on Saturday and Sunday.... [more]
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$2000 appearance money for International Laser sailors competing in Oz
Trevor Griffiths,
With a well established Laser racing circuit and in the lead up to the ISAF Sailing World Championship in Perth with upcoming test events, the Australian Laser builder Performance SailCraft Australasia offer of $2000 in appearance money, will make the the appeal of trip down under even greater. Now local transport package between major events for the fastest to book a boat and place.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 11 - First yachts cross finish line in Nova Scotia
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Race 11. New York to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Canada. Hull & Humber crossed the finish line ahead of the rest of the fleet to secure their first line honours. The English entry held their nerve, holding off stiff competition from the Australian overall leaders and the home favourite.... [more]
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Abby Sunderland rescue could take several days
Teen sailor Abby Sunderland, who today made international headlines by requesting a rescue via various distress-signal units, is in a portion of the southern Indian Ocean that is so remote it could take nearly two days for a ship to reach her position. Sunderland, 16, had been a little past the halfway point in an attempt to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone.... [more]
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Laser Standard and Laser Radial Europeans - Lack of wind
Laser Standard & Laser Radial European Champions,
Laser Standard and Laser Radial European Championships & Trophy 2010 update. On Laser Standard, the first race was held in around shifty, up to 8 knots wind. Australian Ryan Palk took the first final race, with German Philipp Buhl second and Tonci Stipanovic third.... [more]
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2010 Butler Cup Series - New players join the second round
Rick Roberts,
2010 Butler Cup Series - Defending champion Chris Nesbitt of Balboa Yacht Club currently leads the series but the final weekend looms and competition will be hot. David Storrs, was encouraged by fellow club member Dave Perry, two-time Congressional Cup winner (1983, 1984), to fly out and develop his match racing skills on the waters of Long Beach in the same Catalina 37s used in the Congressional... [more]
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Farr® 40 Class 2010 European Championship Set for Porto Rotondo
Farr 40 Class,
The Farr® 40 Class Association in conjunction with the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo announced that the 2010 Farr 40 European Championship is scheduled September 30 –October 3 on the enchanting island of Sardinia, Italy. The regatta is the final leg of the 2010 Farr 40 European Circuit and expects to attract many of the owner/driver one-design yachts including defending European and current World cham... [more]
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Three countries in Search and Rescue for Abby Sunderland
Nancy Knudsen,
Three countries are searching for ways to assist Abby Sunderland who was trying to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world. Her manual EPIRB and personal locator beacons have gone off in the Southern Ocean. The American, French and Australian Search and Rescue authorities are cooperating to find the closest ships to Abby's last known location.... [more]
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2010 Star European Championship - US teams in top ten,
2010 Star European Championship - Canadians Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn move up into second after good performances today.... [more]
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Teenage sailor, Abby Sunderland, feared lost in Southern Ocean
ABC News,
Crew receives repeated distress signals, loses contact with 16-year-old attempting circumnavigation. The brother of Abby Sunderland, 16, feared lost at sea in her attempt to become the youngest sailor ever to circumnavigate the globe, said Thursday afternoon that Abby's boat was 'most likely not completely submerged.'... [more]
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Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week - No time to trim or tune the boat?
Rich Roberts,
Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week June 25-27. Seven Catalina 37s have been chartered and three remain available to race in the West Coast's largest keelboat regatta, co-produced by the Long Beach and Alamitos Bay Yacht Clubs... [more]
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Access Class Worlds and SKUD18 Int'l Day 4 and plenty of breeze
David Staley,
Access Class Worlds and SKUD18 International Championships day four brought moderate to fresh winds that tested some sailors. The morning session for the two-person divisions brought them back to one race behind schedule after racing was abandoned yesterday.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – Race 11 – First yachts due into Cape Breton today
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 – New York to Cape Breton Island – Race 11, day five update. The Clipper fleet is closing in on the finish line and the first yachts are expected to arrive in Sydney, Cape Breton Island, later today.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race affected by Gulf oil spill
Talbot Wilson,
Newport Bermuda Race starting line will take on a new look this year. When the first warning sounds at 1350hrs on Friday afternoon June 18th, it won't come from the deck of the US Coast Guard vessel Juniper, but from the deck of the 126-foot S&S Pilothouse Ketch Axia.... [more]
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Roy Dickson to race in largest ever 2010 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup
Fiona Brown,
The 2010 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup has a confirmed entry of 35 boats, the largest revival Quarter Ton Fleet assembled in the event's six year history. Sponsored by Coutts & Co the 2010 edition of this hugely popular regatta runs from Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 June and will once again be hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club from its stunning waterside clubhouse in Cowes.... [more]
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Star European Championship Day 3 results - US teams in top ten,
Star European Championship is now into day three and continues off Viareggio until Sunday, 13th June... [more]
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RS:X World Windsurfing Championships 2010 preparations well underway
Rory Ramsden,
The preparations for the 2010 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships are well underway. Windsurfers from many of the world's strongest sailing nations are out training on the water at Kerteminde; the host city of one of the largest sports events on Fünen in 2010, coming up on the other side of the summer.... [more]
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Race to Mackinac Rating Certificate deadline extension
Chicago Yacht Club,
Race to Mackinac - The deadline for submitting rating certificates for ORR and GLMRA, without application of a late fee has been extended to June 25th, 2010.... [more]
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BoatUS Recreational Boating Access Award Nominations sought
With boaters in some parts of the country continuing to have a hard time gaining access to the water, the nation's largest boat owners group, BoatUS, wants to honor model waterway access projects. The fourth annual BoatUS Recreational Boating Access Award is designed to help spread the word about these successful initiatives.... [more]
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Etchells North American Championship underway
Kimberly Kruger,
2010 Etchells North American Championship Day 1 report. Race 1 saw a fairly steady breeze of six-nine knots from the South-Southwest. The 5.9 mile race finished downwind.... [more]
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Top 10 US boating states - and their attractions
Summer is in full swing in the US, and millions of Americans are looking for ways to escape with loved ones without traveling too far or spending too much. The US recreational boating industry's trade association, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), has announced the 2009 top 10 boating states based on annual sales.... [more]
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Youth Olympic Games Role Models announced by IOC
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the list of Singapore 2010 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games from 14 to 26 August in Singapore.... [more]
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Access Class Worlds and SKUD18 International Championships Day 3
David Staley,
Bruce Wake 2010 Access Class Worlds and SKUD18 International Championships day 3 racing on Rutland Water was delayed by limited breeze. Only one race was completed for the single-person Access 2.3, 303 & Liberty fleets this morning.... [more]
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Etchells to honour Spike Doriean
Musto Etchells Australasian Winters Media,
In honour of Spike Doriean's great contribution as a crew member in many Etchells regattas, a perpetual trophy has been established in his memory. Each year the Etchells Australasian Winter Championship Race Committee will select a deserving crew member who has displayed outstanding teamwork throughout the duration of the Mooloolaba regatta, to win this trophy.... [more]
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Last Chance to win a PredictWind Professional subscription
Richard Gladwell,
Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! COMPETITION CLOSES VERY SOON!! There are ten annual subscriptions of the just released new version of PredictWind's Professional Forecast Package top be won in Sail-World's competition.... [more]
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Star European Championships - Campbell Sailing on wrong the side
Andrew Campbell,
Star European Championships: After a great start on what turned out to be the wrong side of the course, we ended up fighting for 20th around the first top mark.... [more]
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Windsurfers to invade San Francisco Bay this Saturday June 12th
David Wells,
Windsurfing Magazine has made a call to arms for all windsurfers across the San Francisco Bay to converge on the bay for a mass sailing session.... [more]
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