A giant weekend for Etchells and Abby Sunderland

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 14 Jun 2010

Etchells Australasians a great event, decided only in the last 100 metres. Abby Sunderland - all the details.

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2010 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship Thriller
Musto Etchells Australasian Winters media,
2010 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship - The title fight went down to the wire and the outcome could not have been closer, with the Championship being decided on count back after the conclusion of the last race of the day.... [more]
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Ian Thomson's SOS Ocean Racing is Flying up Fraser
Ian Thomson,
SOS Ocean Racing is flying towards the finish this morning and is off the coast of Australia's big Sand Castle, Fraser Island this morning. With less less than 400nm to go Ian Thomson is expected to make it home sometime late on Wednesday, in time for State of Origin which makes him very happy. He will still need the winds to hold out in order to achieve this but it is looking highly likley... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup 2010 day one - Short and fast
Whilst the first three days of racing in the Bay of Saint-Tropez are treated competitively, it is the distance race component of the Giraglia Rolex Cup that deservedly garners most of the attention, and, the winners most of the plaudits. There is likely to be a record fleet this year, with large numbers entering across all categories.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup - Richard and Williams fight it out
Korea Match Cup, Stage 3 in the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), concluded today with a victory to Mathieu Richard. Richard kept momentum at all times in the light airs up the concentrated course area.... [more]
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Abby Sunderland on board rescue vessel
Sail-World and AMSA Media,
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has confirmed the safe rescue of Abby Sunderland from her Open 40 yacht, Wild Eyes. It is presumed that the yacht has been abandoned in the Southern Ocean, as there is no mention of her in the media release. It is clear that the Australian rescue authority wishes to get the teenage sailor onto terra firma with as little disruption to commercial shipping... [more]
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Tasmanian Match Racing Championship - Noye defeats experience
Peter Campbell,
On Saturday, experience outsailed youth in the opening flights of the Tasmanian match racing championship on the River Derwent.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series - Does it get any better?
Di Pearson, CYCA media,
For weeks on end competitors had to deal with extremely light and patchy airs in the Audi Winter Series on Sydney Harbour. Boats were straining under spinnaker as they made for their two course marks, the wind pushing them down the Harbour quickly, making for a spectacular sight with a rainbow of colours giving those on pleasure craft and ashore a breathtaking spectacle.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup: Shock defeat for YANMAR Racing in Quarter Finals
YANMAR Racing media,
After finishing the Round Robin in second place, expectations were high for Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Team of Martin Berntsson, Cameron Dunn, Yasuhiro Yaji and Thierry Douillard as they headed into the quarter finals.... [more]
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Star European Championship victory to Polgar and Koy
Star Europeans,
Star European Championship Viareggio, Italy. Star Class European Championship victory to the German crew of Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy, who led the regatta from start to finish. The USA crew of Andrew Campbell and Brad Nichol finished the regatta well and moved up to take the silver medal. Canadians Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn took the bronze.... [more]
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Abby Sunderland transferred at sea - latest images
Sail-World and AMSA Media,
The latest update from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on the Wild Eyes dismasting reports that Abby Sunderland will be transferred to another vessel at the Keugelen Islands, deep in the Southern Ocean.... [more]
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Tsunami Alert for Indian Ocean after 7.7 magnitude earthquake
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii has issued a regional tsunami watch for all areas of the Indian ocean following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake near India's Nicobar Islands, early this morning.... [more]
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Abby and her winter rescue - why?
Nancy Knudsen,
How and why Abby Sunderland ended up in the South Indian Ocean in winter, when the passing systems combine with warm tropical air moving south to make monster storms, is now being asked by experienced sailors round the world. However, especially after Jessica Watson's successful conclusion, skeptics who voiced their concerns up until now were few and far between, and slammed as pessimists... [more]
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Korea Match Cup: Williams, Richard, Hansen and Mirsky smash into Semis
WMRT- amended by Sail-World.com,
Korea Match Cup Gyeonggi, Korea – The torrential downpours experienced on Day 4 of Korea Match Cup were not part of the event brochure for Stage 3 but the additional wind speeds that came with the change in weather were hugely welcomed by the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) teams going into the quarters and ultimately deciding on slots for the semi finals.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup - Mirsky Racing Team leaves Champion in their wake
Kinley Fowler,
Korea Match Cup update: The Australian Mirsky Racing Team took down the World Champions 2-0, Adam Minoprio and his Black Match Racing team (NZ) in the quarter finals to advance to the semis tomorrow. Finishing the round in fourth place, MRT were paired up against BlackMatch Racing when nobody opted to race the two young guns. The intense rivalry between the two up-and-coming stars shone throug... [more]
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Tasmanian Match Racing Championship - Veterans holding off young Turks
Peter Campbell,
Tasmanian match racing championship started today and it soon became apparent that experience was to outweigh youth. The event began on a chilly Derwent River in Hobart today – but only just!... [more]
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Matt Allen banks on One Design Melges 24 Racing
Tracey Walters,
High profile Australian yachtsmen Matt Allen and Warrick Rooklyn choose the Melges 24 to campaign between Hobarts.... [more]
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2010 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship images
2010 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship images from beautiful Mooloolaba, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing firing up NSW Coast on last leg of circumnavigation
SOS Racing media,
SOS Ocean Racing is making up for lost time by averaging 8-10 knots this morning. QLD is looking closer by the hour. With under 800nm to go to Ian Thomson's home town of Airlie Beach and the finish Ian is focused on driving the boat hard in the strong 20-25 knot south westerly breeze.... [more]
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Rescue imminent for Abby Sunderland - latest updates
Australian Maritime Safety Authority,
In preparation for the arrival on scene of the fishing vessel Ile De La Reunion anticipated for late this afternoon, RCC Australia has tasked a Global Express aircraft to the scene. This aircraft is planned to arrive at the known position of Wild Eyes at approximately 4.30pm AEST. The aircraft will attempt to regain radio contact with Wild Eyes ahead of the planned rescue.... [more]
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2010 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter titles - Tight at the Top
Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Champions media,
2010 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship day 2 report. A glorious Queensland winter's day and for the many spectators on the sandy shoreline, the sight of the 52 boat Etchells fleet racing around marks laid in the ocean off Mooloolaba beach was exciting.... [more]
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Abby Sunderland rescue at hand, but questions remain unanswered
Pete Thomas, GrindTV.com,
Help is due to reach embattled sailor Abby Sunderland, in the form of a French fishing boat named Ile De La Reunion, at about midnight (PDT) tonight. The 16-year-old adventurer, who had not been heard from for 20 hours after activating her emergency satellite beacons, but was found to be safe late Thursday night aboard her de-masted vessel, is not out of danger yet.... [more]
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Slingsby takes bronze at Laser Europeans
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's Tom Slingsby has staged a dramatic last race fight back to claim the Bronze medal at the 2010 Laser European Championship in Estonia. Slingsby turned it on in the final race of the regatta with an emphatic last race win to jump up the leader board to finish third overall, behind winner Tonci Stipanovic of Croatia and Great Britain's Paul Goodison.... [more]
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Laser Standard and Laser Radial European Championships Results
Laser Europeans,
The Laser Standard and Laser Radial European Championships & Trophy 2010 in Tallinn, Estonia came to an end today. In Laser Standard, Croatian Tonci Stipanovic won his first European Championships title. In Laser Radial, the new European Champion is Tina Mihelic, also from Croatia.... [more]
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Zwitserleven Round Texel Race - Ashby and Spithill team up
Diana Bogaards,
A week prior to the start of the 2010 Zwitserleven Round Texel Race on Saturday June 19, the organization received 448 pre-entries. Multiple Tornado, A-cat and F18 World Champion Glenn Ashby (AUS) teams up with his fellow-countryman James Spithill. The helmsman of BMW Oracle Racing won the prestigious America's Cup in February 2010... [more]
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Korea Match Cup 2010 – Strong day for YANMAR Racing
YANMAR Racing Media,
Korea Match Cup 2010 – Gyeonggi, South Korea. Stage 3 of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour. Going into the third day of the Round Robin series Peter Gilmour (AUS) and his YANMAR Racing crew of Martin Berntsson, Cameron Dunn, Yasuhiro Yaji and Thierry Douillard had two wins and three losses.... [more]
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Bruce Wake Access Worlds and SKUD 18 Internationals - Winners decided!
David Staley,
Bruce Wake 2010 Access Class Worlds and SKUD18 International Championships at Rutland Sailing Club both had one final race for each of their five divisions today, all sailed in a moderate breeze to conclude this years event.... [more]
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