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 28 Jun 2010

Aussies on fire on the World Match Racing Tour - The Australian Master and the Apprentice battled out the Portugal Match Cup again. We talked to Peter Gilmour and his crew this morning...

Richard Gladwell reports on the America's Cup - looks like some serious progress.

Australia's fast cow, Oz contesting China Cup, Blind Worlds...more news from the Oz and International scene.

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YANMAR Racing win Portimão Portugal Match Cup
YANMAR Racing Media,
Portimao Portugal Match Cup, the fourth stage on this year's ISAF World Match Racing Tour. Day Five - Finals Day. The first match of the semi-final for YANMAR Racings team of Peter Gilmour was against the reigning world champion Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing and they won 3-0.With Torvar Mirsky beating Ian Williams 3 - 0 in the semi-finals the stage was set for an all Australian, All W... [more]
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China Cup 2010 - only four months away
CCIR Media,
With only four months to go before the 2010 China Cup International Regatta, preparation is well under way. The regatta is expecting stronger competition, more interesting events on shore, and most of all, your participation!... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Emotional Cork crew leads fleet into Ireland
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - At times during the last nine months the crew of Cork might have thought this moment would never arrive but on Sunday evening at 1947 local time (1847 GMT) they crossed the finish line at Kinsale; an emotional moment as they led the fleet into their home port at the end of the final transatlantic crossing of the 35,000-mile contest.... [more]
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Superyacht Cup Palma - Alls well that ends well
Norma Trease,
Superyacht Cup Palma 2010 day three. The results ended as they started, with Scorpione dei Mari gleefully sweeping in to a cumulative First in Cruising Class and a convincing win overall. Gorgeous Royal Huisman Gliss second.... [more]
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Clipper 09 -10: Cork leading the fleet home
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09 -10 Round the World Yacht Race. Race 12 Cape Breton Island to Kinsale, Ireland. The irish entry Cork has been flying along and looks as though they will lead the fleet into their home port. Cork is expected to arrive in Kinsale later this .evening where they will be rewarded with a huge Irish welcome... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup: All Australian final - Gilmour v Mirsky
Yvonne Reid,
Portiṃo, Portugal Match Cup РFinals day for Stage 4 of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour produced an all Australian final with Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team yet again taking on the icon of match racing, Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing.... [more]
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Swiss 5.5 nationals in Black and White
Juerg Kaufmann,
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann put together this new view of the Swiss 5.5 Nationals with a sequence of still images converted to YouTube and with a great soundtrack added.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour -Semi Finals Pairings on Defining Day
Yvonne Reid,
On a bright new morning to the Stage 4 of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team had the pick of the bunch as he headed to the Semi Final pairings selection.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series – conditions provide a fast ride for all
Di Pearson,
The 123 starters in today's Race 10 of the Audi Winter Series were blessed with a quick ride around their respective courses when an early sou-westerly breeze of 12 knots clocked left during the start and lifted to 15 knots, providing a fast ride around Sydney Harbour and a great deal of enjoyment for participants.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Cup 2010 Outrigger Championships images,
Hamilton Island Cup 2010 Outrigger Championships images by Andra Francolini... [more]
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Hamilton Island Outrigger Canoeing - Images from Andrea Francolini,
Hamilton Island Australia - Outrigger Canoeing - Images from Andrea Francolini... [more]
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Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week - New names on leader board on day 2
Rich Roberts,
Campaigning for change won the day at Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week Saturday when two new names stole the spotlight in the marquee classes of the West Coast's largest keelboat regatta.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup turns the corner forever
Richard Gladwell,
Having just been presented with the oldest and most prestigious trophy in sailing, BMW Oracle Racing team founder, Larry Ellison, promised the world's sailing media that the 34th America's Cup would be quite different from its predecessors. On Wednesday, 23 June 2010 Ellison delivered on that undertaking with the announcement of the draft Protocol for the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup - Mirsky Racing Team facing hard decision
Kinley Fowler,
Portugal Match Cup, stage 4 of the World Match Racing Tour. Mirsky Racing Team reports on their progress into the semi finals.... [more]
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Blind Match Racing Championships wins to Italy and Great Britain
David Staley,
Blind Match Racing Championships. The first IFDS Blind Match Racing World Championship was decided today on Lake Garda, Italy. It was Italy versus Great Britain for the final of the B2 classified sailors competing for an IFDS International Championship.... [more]
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Australia's Fastest Cow set to lead the herd
John Daffy,
With entries continuing to track ahead of schedule for a record fleet in the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week regatta, the prettiest, fastest and most colourful cow in Australia soon will be sailing north in an effort to milk another prestigious trophy from the 21st annual regatta which runs from August 12 to 19.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Stealth mode pays for Team Finland
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10: Race 12, Cape Breton Island to Kinsale, Ireland. Day 8 report from the fleet. Cork's crew are clearly anxious to be first to arrive. Team Finland emerged from Stealth Mode yesterday afternoon having covered some good distance and is now closest of the nine chasing yachts to the Irish entry.... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup - An epic day of match racing
Portugal Match Cup, stage 4 of the World Match Racing Tour. Twenty five matches were raced today with wind speeds peaking at 15 knots for mouth watering match racing. Fireworks flew today when Bruni met Williams and every match was fought to the death. Bruni will be regretting his choice of left on the final beat as Williams' right hand strategy won the deciding match.... [more]
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Match Racing Queensland Championship Title up for grabs
Shane Smith,
With all but one flight of the round robin series completed in a light to moderate northerly breeze, Angus Galloway and his team mates Alex & Andy Gough and Jake Lilley remain the only boat undefeated in the Queensland Match Racing Championships hosted by Southport Yacht Club.... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup: YANMAR Racing - Its all about Starts
YANMAR Racing Media,
Portugal Match Cup - Breeze aplenty for the Round Robin battles in this fourth event on the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour.... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup - Mirsky Racing Team on top
Kinley Fowler,
Portugal Match Cup is stage 4 of the World Match Racing Tour. From Kinley Fowler - Another fine day in Portimao, and another fine day for Mirsky Racing Team as they carry on their form from yesterday to win all today's races.... [more]
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IFDS Blind Match Racing Championships semi-finals sailed
David Staley,
IFDS Blind Match Racing Championships were sailed today in four – six knots of southerly on Lake Garda. It is only at the top levels of this discipline for totally blind sailors that crews have the ability to closely engage with another boat. This is hardly surprising when they are judging the range and bearing of the marks and their opponent by audio cues alone.... [more]
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Britain's Ran takes Onion Patch Series with Newport Bermuda result
Talbot Wilson,
Ran was the individual winner of the Onion Patch Series in results posted today [Friday]. Niklas Zennstrom scored 2-1 in the New York YC Regatta, 10 in the Newport Bermuda Race. and 3-2 in the RBYC Anniversary Regatta for a total of 18 points and wins the Henry B. du Pont Trophy for the best scoring individual yacht participating in the series.... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup - Mirsky Racing Team joint leaders after day three
Simone Felsberger,
Portugal Match Cup, stage 4 of the World Match Racing Tour. Day three and a surprising turn of events for Adam Minoprio and his ETNZ/BlackMatch crew. Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar had another outstanding set of matches as did Torvar Mirsky (Mirsky Racing Team)... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Wild ride during Atlantic crossing
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Race 09-10 fleet has had a lively 24 hours with some tough conditions for the crews on their final ocean crossing of this 35,000-mile race around the planet. The words of race founder and chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, at the pre-race crew briefing in Cape Breton Island, in which he warned against complacency have never rung truer.... [more]
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