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 14 Jul 2010

So much news from the Australian and international scene,that everyone has a bit on!!


Melbourne to Vanuatu – Tevake II wins!
John Curnow,
Melbourne to Vanuatu 2010 has ended for one boat - Tevake II from HBYC has won line honours in the 1885nm epic race. They crossed the line in Port Vila at 12:58:56 Australian Eastern Standard Time, today, Wednesday July 14, 2010.... [more]
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Cork Week 2010 - Australia's Lulu Belle Uncorked
Anne Stockdale,
Boats, Beers, Guinness, Wilson and more- The good crew of Lulu Belle Uncorked arrived in Crosshaven on Sunday evening; keen, happy, optimistic, but most importantly enthusiastic, to represent Australia at Cork Week 2010. Wilson, their mascot, (escaping a rumored indiscretion in Australia) was found in the pub talking Sean a local.... [more]
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Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Out Front
Mystery Yacht Racer,
With the entry of the 98 foot maxi Lahana in the Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race, a three way battle will evolve for line honours and perhaps the race record between her and the two Reichel Pugh 66 footers Black Jack and Wild Oats X. Common sense would suggest the 98 footer will win a canter, but canter is the operative word. Both the RP66s have canting keels, Lahana does not.... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu - Limping Secretary
John Curnow,
First we had a tired Secretary, now comes confirmation of what we suspected. It's actually a limping Secretary. Those trusty ol' sea dogs may be half spent and one of them is fully bent, but they'll make it!!!!... [more]
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Showdown – Big fleets expected for 2010 event on the Derwent
Peter Campbell,
Showdown - The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania is expecting huge fleets of off-the-beach dinghy and multihull classes and keelboats to contest the 2010 regatta.... [more]
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2010 IFDS World Championship - Australian crew maintains third
Craig Heydon,
2010 IFDS World Championship, - The Australian Sailing Team's Skud 18 crew of Daniel Fitzgibbon and Rachael Cox has consolidated their third position on day five of the 2010 IFDS World Championship in The Netherlands... [more]
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2010 Laser Radial Worlds - No wind, no racing, result: Counting sheep
Anna Tunnicliffe,
2010 Laser Radial Worlds, Largs, Scotland - With a promising forecast, the 2010 Laser Radial Worlds' race committee sent us all out at 11am this morning for a noon start. Unfortunately, just as the race committee began to get things underway to start a race, the wind faded and the postponement flag went back up to delay the racing.... [more]
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Youth Olympic Games - Future Olympic champions ready for Games
Australian Olympic Committee,
One month today the next generation of Australian Olympic champions will march in a spectacular Opening Ceremony at the Float Marina in Singapore for the first ever Youth Olympic Games.... [more]
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Club Marine Brisbane - Keppel Bay Race 2010, Expect line honours fight
Ian Grant,
>2010 Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Bay 2010, Line honours dog fight expected - The action packed challenge involving 732 nautical miles of boat on boat and mate against mate match racing between Black Jack and with their almost identical 20 m New South Wales rival Wild Oats X promises to become a State of Origin war on the water.... [more]
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Melbourne to Vanuatu winner to make shore today
John Curnow,
At around midday, today, Wednesday July 14, TevakeII will cross the line of the 1885nm Melbourne to Vanuatu epic. They are bound to be very excited and also keen to partake of the nation's legendary hospitality. Even the back of the fleet will be in by Friday lunchtime, well and truly ahead of Saturday's Cup festivities and also, the opening round of another cup - the Bledisloe.... [more]
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470 World Championship - Perfect start for Belcher and Page
Craig Heydon,
It was a perfect start for Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page at the 470 World Championship. We couldn't have hoped for a better start to the regatta,' said Belcher. 'The conditions were quite tough today as we have a current of about 70 metres a minute and only five knots of breeze so it was hard going.'... [more]
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Laser Radial World Championships - Frustrating day
Laser Radial Worlds,
At the Laser Radial World Championships more than five hours of frustrating drifting on the Clyde off Largs today proved to be in vain for the sailors awaiting racing.... [more]
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B14 World Championships day 2 - Australians back on top
Yann Audic,
B14 World Championships Carnac YC – day 2 report. Race 3 started in a fresh 15 knots south west with the majority of the fleet electing to start and hang onto Starboard tack.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Worlds 2010- Australian youth sailors enjoy day off water
Craig Heydon,
Volvo Youth Worlds 2010 -The OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team has enjoyed a lay day at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, recharging the batteries after two long, hot, draining days on the water.... [more]
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Beneteau First 30 - The evolution of the species
Media Services,
A little over 30 years have gone by since the launch of the First 30, which more or less imposed the ocean racer concept. It still has many aficionados today, continues to get some fine results in regattas and has a good quoted value in the second hand market.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia takes the overall win
Heather Ewing,
Spirit of Australia has won the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race after finishing fourth in Race 13. The team's elated skipper, Brendan Hall, from Brisbane, Queensland, was full of praise for his crew.... [more]
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470 Blood Runs in the Family
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page made headlines during Kiel Week last month for winning three races in one day, having a perfect score going into the medal race, winning the Men's 470 gold medal and clinching the 2010 ISAF World Cup Title.... [more]
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Luxury self-contained accommodation still available on Hamilton Island
Kristie Kaighin,
Are you still looking for accommodation for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week? We have some fantastic options available! We specialise in luxury apartments and homes and are offering some excellent last minute specials, ranging from 2 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom houses! All include a buggy and your transfers.... [more]
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Jessica Watson to appear at 2010 Sydney International Boat Show
Australian teenager and inspiration to many, 17-year-old sailor, Jessica Watson is officially confirmed to be a special guest speaker at this year's Sydney International Boat Show.... [more]
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Youth Worlds - Australian crew leads multihull class
Craig Heydon,
OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team crew of Chase Lurati and Paul Darmanin has surged into the lead in the multihull class. A lack of wind kept the fleets on shore for most of the day and when racing did finally get underway late in the afternoon the crews were greeted with a breeze of only about five knots.... [more]
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Ullman Sails - Sam Haines and Mark Rimington joining forces
Ullman Sails,
Prominent sailmaker Mark Rimington has joined Sam Haines' fast-growing Ullman Sails team in Melbourne, Australia.... [more]
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Wild weather halts racing at two World Championships in Holland
Craig Heydon,
470 World Championship opening day has been cancelled by extreme weather conditions in the Netherlands at The Hague and also halting racing on day four of the 2010 IFDS World Championship further north in Medemblik.... [more]
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Airlie Beach Race Week - Sailors go overboard on tropical delights
John Daffy,
The brighter, the more outrageous, the better when it comes to team colours for Meridien Marinas' Airlie Beach Race Week.... [more]
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Tough day for Aussies as Laser Radial Worlds head into finals
Craig Heydon,
2010 Laser Radial World Championship - The first day of finals racing in Scotland has been a tough one for Australia's two Gold fleet representatives Laura Baldwin and Krystal Weir.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship - Teams line up for inaugural event
Emily Caroe,
The boat park in Portoro┼ż is awash with international sailing talent as the teams entered into the inaugural Extreme 40 World Championship prepare their boats for action.... [more]
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Volvo 60 Nikon Spirit of The Maid - secret weapon
Ian Grant,
Volvo 60 Nikon Spirit of The Maid will be on the pace when they compete for the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Performance Racing trophy from August 21-28 as promised by Bruce Absolon.... [more]
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Laser Radial World Championships Day 4 - Champions in control
Laser Worlds,
Laser Radial World Championships - Finland's defending champion stepped further clear of the chasing pack today when she sailed to a well earned fifth place from another difficult race at the Worlds on the Clyde off Largs. Both Women's and Men's current title holders lead their championships.... [more]
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Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Long Day 2 on the water in Istanbul sun
ISAF Media and Sail-World,
250 boats were rigged in the dinghy park in the glaring Istanbul, Turkey, sun early in the morning of the second day of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, waiting for a sea breeze to form. Competitors had to wait until 16:30hrs local time for the breeze to fill. When the postponement signal was dropped a blaze of dinghies sailed off into the early evening sunshine to try and get a... [more]
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Yachting NSW restructures towards new national model
Jeni Bone,
Yachting NSW has issued a statement to the state's affiliated member clubs with a message from the president, Geoff Davidson, that signals a total restructuring of the organisation – to be amalgamated into Yachting Australia offices – but also heralds a new national system to be revealed in the next 12 months.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships - calm before the storm
James Boyd,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships opening day conditions transpired against the possibility of racing, taking place off the Hague, Holland.... [more]
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TeamOrigin update on design resource for AC34
TeamOrigin and Sail-World,
TeamOrigin today announced that discussions with JYD for the 34th America's Cup are not progressing. Grant Simmer, who joined TeamOrigin in June after 10 years with Alinghi in various senior roles, including design coordinator, has been undertaking a review of the team's design options. Simmer holds a strong view that with a new design rule soon to be announced, teams need to be in a position t... [more]
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Alessandra Sensini presents the WADA Play True initiative
ISAF World Sailing,
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship Youth sailors were introduced to the WADA Play True Presentation last night at the host venue in Istanbul, Turkey.... [more]
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Mauri Pro Sailing - The multi lingual online chandlery
David Schmidt,
Sourcing the right gear for your team and your boat can be tricky business. Proper experience can dictate the difference between an excellent choice and a poor finish on a racecourse or a lackluster cruising experience. Therefore, choosing the right chandlery quickly becomes as important as the equipment itself.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour announces latest TV schedule
Stena Match Cup Sweden came to an action packed conclusion yesterday where all eyes were on living legend Ben Ainslie from Team Origin taking top title as ‘Maestro of Marstrand'. Torvar Mirsky now moves into second place on the Tour standings with Mathieu Richard retaining his overall lead 17 points out in front of his next contender.... [more]
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Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 1 at Istanbul
Dave Kneale,
Top international photographer, Dave Kneale, presents this galley of images from the first day of racing at the Volvo ISAF Youth World Championships being sailed at Istanbul, Turkey... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Wind and tide conspire
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10. Wind and tide are a powerful combination and both have played their part in slowing the Clipper 09-10 fleet in their race for the penultimate finish line in their 35,000-mile campaign.... [more]
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J24 celebrates a true World Championship
Hugo Ottaway,
J24 has always had a strong following and this year the world's best yachtsmen and women will gather in Malmo, Sweden for the World Championship.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - 150th entry is a late starter
Rob Mundle,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Having been a late starter on the keelboat racing scene, Tam Faragher is certainly out to make up for lost time – and one of the best ways for him to do that is to make an annual appearance at the event.... [more]
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Western Australian school wins Schools Team Racing Championship
Craig Heydon,
Western Australia's Christchurch Grammar has won the 2010 Australian Schools Team Racing Championship which finished in Adelaide on Sunday. Organised by Port River Sailing Club the 2010 Australian Schools Team Racing Championship attracted 13 schools from across the country with Christchurch Grammar defeating fellow West Australian's Scotch Grammar three to one in the final.... [more]
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Laura Baldwin leads way for Australia at Laser Radial World titles
Craig Heydon,
The final day of qualifying races has been completed at the Laser Radial World Championship in Largs, Scotland, with Laura Baldwin the best placed Australian sailor after three days of racing.... [more]
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49er European Championship 2010 - West Australian 49er crew impress
Craig Heydon,
2010 49er European Championship, West Australian 49er crew impress - The Australian Sailing Development Squad crew of Steven Thomas and Nick Brownie has finished an impressive 10th at the 2010 49er European Championship in Poland. Making the performance of the West Australian crew all the more impressive is the fact that the European Championship was just their second event together... [more]
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2010 Delta Lloyd 470 Class World Championships - Belcher & Page ready
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page,
2010 470 Worlds, Belcher & Page ready for racing - It's the eve of this years World Championships (sailing that is, not soccer). Our preparation has been going very well. Winning the last World Cup event, and the practice racing have been going very well. We have shown some good speed and racing ability. Hope we can hold the form right through the regatta.... [more]
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