Round Australia Record smashed, Captain Don Bligh reaches Batavia

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 16 Jun 2010

Round Australia Record smashed, Captain Don Bligh reaches Batavia.

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SOS Ocean Racing - A dream is now close to reality, spoke to Australian Solo sailor Ian Thomson, just a few hours before he arrived back in Airlie Beach after his circumnavigation aboard his Welbourn 40 SOS Ocean Racing. SOS Ocean Racing stands for Save Our Seas and Ian's entire campaign is about raising awareness for the damage plastic bags are doing to our environment, in particular the marine environment where they are killing in... [more]
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Just ONE day left to win a PredictWind Professional subscription
Richard Gladwell,
Just ONE day left for Sail-World readers to enter for a chance to win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 each. This is your last chance - ENTER NOW!! 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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Captain William Bligh did it - and so did they!
Des Ryan,
A four-man attempt to recreate Captain William Bligh's epic 3,700-mile open boat voyage succeeded today as the replica Bounty Boat arrived into Kupang from Tonga after a seven week voyage.... [more]
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Watch out on the water - its Whale season
With the first sightings of migrating whales for 2010 off Queensland's east coast, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is reminding vessel operators to take care, watch out for whales and know the approach distances.... [more]
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Catalunya–Costa Brava (Spain) PWA Slalom World Cup: Event Summary
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
2010 Catalunya – Costa Brava (Spain) PWA Slalom World Cup – Event Summary. The wind gods blessed the racers in Costa Brava with some awesome conditions on both day one and day three of competition, allowing two of the PWA's longest standing legends to take control of their respective fleets at the event.... [more]
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Abby Sunderland, her critics and the pressures of sponsorship
Nancy Knudsen,
Abby Sunderland, dismasted, her round world attempt foiled and her boat abandoned, is now headed for the French-owned Kerguelan Islands on a fishing boat that went out of their way to rescue her... But even before she has touched dry land, the inevitable controversy about her voyage – and future voyages by teenagers – has begun..... [more]
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OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week entry deadline extended
Suellen Hurling,
Entries for the 2010 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week were set to close at 1700 hours today, Wednesday 16 June; however organisers have extended this deadline date until Wednesday 23 June.... [more]
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Images of Coutts Half Ton Cup - a good blow and a good time had by all
Richard Hampton,
Images from the blustery second day of the Coutts Half Ton Cup being sailed at Cowes, Isle of Wight, by Richard Hampston. Check our his site including his gallery from the 2010 America's Cup at Valencia... [more]
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Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2010 - Day 2: Anchor Challenge snatches lead
Fiona Brown,
Day two of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, brought some of the most challenging conditions the Solent can deliver. With a rapidly shifting and gusting wind from the North East quarter fluctuating in strength from single figures up towards 20 knots, plus a strong spring tide which changed direction in the middle of racing the 35 competing boats had thei... [more]
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Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race: Battle of the Beneteau First 40s
Jennifer Crooks,
Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Last year's Rolex Sydney Hobart overall winner Andrew Saies' Two True will make the long trek to the start line from his home town of Adelaide, where he will be met by two other recently launched Beneteau F40s Flying Cloud (CYCA Vice Commodore Howard Piggott) and Closed Halled (Graeme Hall).... [more]
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Nacra 2010 International Championship day two - Capsize!
Diana Bogaards,
Nacra 2010 International Championship day 2 was sailed in challenging conditions. Not everybody had the guts to fight today's circumstances. Almost half of the Infusion fleet raced and in the other classes only a few teams turned up. They prefered to save their equipment and energy for the big battle on Saturday; the Zwitserleven Round Texel Race 2010.... [more]
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Pittwater Coffs Harbour Yacht Race celebrates 30th Anniversary in 2011
Damian Devine,
The organisers of the Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race, The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club are expecting a large fleet to assemble off Barrenjoey in Sydney's north to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 226nm 'warm water classic' which gets underway on 2nd January 2011.... [more]
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Laser Europeans - Ryan Palk achieves best result to date
Ian Grant,
Laser skipper Ryan Palk achieved a career best result in the open European championship. This was a remarkable result considering this was only his second regatta racing against many high profile skippers who have already represented their countries in the Olympic arena.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Practice race cancelled - all on tomorrow
Audi MedCup Media,
The official practice race for the second round of the TP52 Series at the Marseille Trophy had to be cancelled today, falling foul of the stormy, wet conditions and the unsettled breezes. The forecast for tomorrow is more promising, when three races for the TP52 are planned with the first starts due at 13:30hrs while the five GP42's are scheduled for their Practice Race.... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup – Spirits undampened despite no racing,
Giraglia Rolex Cup saw no racing today in Italy. The most colourful spectacle today in Saint-Tropez was certainly La Bravade des Espagnols, as dark clouds and rain smothered this part of the Côte d'Azur.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans legends to clash in Clipper Festival Race
Velux 5 Oceans Press Office,
Velux 5 Oceans veterans Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Derek Hatfield and John Hughes are to do battle in Canadian waters as part of a week-long sailing festival. The three renowned solo sailors will go head to head in the Clash of the Legends race today, just one of the many events organised for the Cape Breton stopover of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race.... [more]
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Strong support for Marine Rescue Levy from those who know
Ken McManus,
It's often not until a boater needs some help that they realize how important the Marine Rescue volunteers are. Here's what some who have been on the receiving end have to say about the proposed levy.... [more]
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Survey for support of Marine Rescue Levy closes Friday
Ken McManus,
It was another relatively fine, winter long weekend in most areas of the NSW coast – with a few windy exceptions, and the volunteers from Marine Rescue NSW had a typical three days on duty.... [more]
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Toronto's Royal Canadian Yacht Club hosts the prestigious 8Metre World
Victoria Crowder,
8Metres of all vintages will start and race together during the 2010 World Championships at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Competitors will be racing for the coveted International 8Metre World Cup, awarded to the overall winner. The regatta takes place at Toronto's Royal Canadian Yacht Club from August 22 to 28, 2010.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing - 24 hours out of Airlie and a record
SOS Ocean Racing,
SOS Ocean Racing is just 168nm from home and completing the fastest ever solo circumnavigation of Australia. Speaking to Ian at 1600 Tuesday Ian stated 'I have a plan to arrive home at 1600 tomorrow so that means I am in my last 24 hours of this epic journey. Unlike Jessica Watson who waited for a weekend to maximise exposure, I am waiting for my mum.... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu - Tidetech winner announced!
John Curnow,
As of Tuesday, June 15, there are just 19 days left until the start of the Melbourne to Vanuatu yacht race on July 4, 2010. So it's very fitting then, that only a few days ago, Angus Fletcher won the 12-month subscription from Tidetech, which was timed to be the grand finale as part of the last of the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's Long Distance Offshore Seminar Series.... [more]
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Zwitserleven Sailing Week - First event Nacra 2010 Int'l Championship
Diana Bogaards,
Zwitserleven Sailing Week. A total of 62 Nacra catamarans, representing nine countries, lined up for the first event of the 2010 Zwitserleven Sailing Week. The F18 Nacra Infusion class attracted the biggest fleet with 40 entries. Gunnar Larsen and Jeroen van Leeuwen from the Netherlands are leading after four races.... [more]
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Captain Bligh's Bounty Boat adventure ends today in Kupang
Des Ryan,
All going well on their last day, Talisker Bounty Boat crew members (leader)Don McIntyre, Dave Pryce, David Wilkinson and Chris Wilde will arrive in Kupang this afternoon (Tuesday), completing their recreation of Captain Bligh's epic journey after his crew mutinied and set him adrift with some of his men.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit – Back to reality in second regatta of the season
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit's second regatta of the 2010 season begins Wednesday and the challenges of Marseille's famous Rade Sud lie in wait for teams. Since 2007 the venue which is world renowned for the Mistral has always delivered the world's leading regatta circuit a dose of the renowned strong winds.... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup 2010 – Images from day two
Carlo Borlenghi and Luca Butto,
Giraglia Rolex Cup 2010 images from day two, provided by Carlo Borlenghi and Luca Butto... [more]
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2010 Meridien Marinas Race Week at Airlie Beach - The who's who
Ian Grant,
Ocean racing crews presently faced with sailing in thermal suits to lock out the chill factor will thaw out with some hot fleet racing in the 2010 Meridien Marinas Race Week at Airlie Beach in mid-August.... [more]
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PWA Slalom World Cup Catalunya - Dunkerbeck and Jaggi claim the event
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Dunkerbeck and Jaggi conquer a mentally grueling day on the golden sands to claim their crowns in Catalunya. The wind was simply of teasing force, and not suitable for official competition.... [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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RC44 Copenhagen Cup - Eliminated one by one
MaxComm Communications,
RC44 Copenhagen Cup. On the last day of the event four races were sailed, despite cold and windy conditions prevailing. One by one teams were eliminated from contention for the fleet race and overall titles. Many teams broached, ripped their spinnakers or suffered in a way or another.... [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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