Laser Worlds, two wins put Slingsby into lead, Magnetic Island and more

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 02 Sep 2010

Tom Slingsby sailed into the lead in the 2010 Laser Worlds overnight. He now has three bullets in the qualifying series.

Talking to him after sailing he said ‘Today was very similar to sailing on Port Phillip Bay in a light sea breeze, nice waves, sunny, great day for sailing.'

We are doing it tough too – in Far North Queensland ahead of the Sunferries sponsored Magnetic Island Race Week. Nice trade breezes, it will be 27 degrees here today. We have one Melbourne boat who has come up just for this regatta and is then going to spend a couple of weeks in the the rest of the Palm Group.

You can expect to see more boats venturing north of the Whitsundays to Townsville and Magnetic Island in the future, its 135 miles north of Hamilton Island, tough but someone has to do it.

The Sail-World Team

Laser World Championship - Two race wins for Slingsby on perfect day
Craig Heydon,
Laser World Championship - Two race wins for Slingsby on perfect day - The dual World Champions two race wins took him from his overnight eighth position to a four point lead over New Zealand's Joshua Junior and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Gold medalist Paul Goodison from Great Britain.... [more]
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Who's Who at U.S. Qualifying Series for NYYC Invitational Cup
Michael Levitt,
The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup U.S. Qualifying Series, where 24 preeminent yacht clubs in America will compete, will be held in Newport, RI next week on Sept. 7-11. The top three U.S. teams from next week's event will join the top six teams from the 2009 Invitational Cup plus at least 10 other international teams, September 10-17, 2011 at the NYYC Invitational Cup presented by Rolex.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team has shaky start to St Moritz Match Race
Kinley Fowler,
Mirksy Racing Team did not have the best of days at the St Moritz Match cup, part of the World Match Racing Tour. The fickle mountain winds brought challenges for all the teams, but Mirsky Racing Team found themselves on the wrong side of the shifts in most races.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour St Moritz Match Race - Fierce start to day 1
MaxComm Communication,
The opening day of racing at the St. Moritz Match Race dawned bright but cold, with the surface of the lake covered in a thin layer of picturesque mist. So what would happen when Ainslie and Williams went head-to-head?... [more]
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Laser World Championships 2010 Day 3: Slingsby takes the top spot
Lindsay Bell,
Laser World Championships 2010 Day 3 - Australia's dual Laser world champion Tom Slingsby sailed to two impressive race wins in slightly stronger breezes today off Hayling Island, UK and moved four points clear at the top of the Laser World Championships points table after six of the eight scheduled Qualifying Races have been sailed.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2011 at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Farr 40 Association,
The Farr 40 Class Association today announced that the 2011 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship will take place February 23-26 at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (RSYS), in Sydney, Australia. Immediately preceding the Worlds, the RSYS will host the Australian Championship from February 18-20.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup - A Wright day
Robert Deaves,
Thomas Le Breton (FRA) takes the lead at the Finn Gold Cup in San Francisco after two third places on Tuesday. Zach Railey (USA) stays in second place while the day belonged to third overall Ed Wright (GBR) after dominating and winning both races.... [more]
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Laser Standard and Junior World Championships 2010 - Hayling Island,
Laser Standard and Junior World Championships 2010 - Leading up to the first qualifying races, competitors were welcomed by what's known to foreigners as 'typical' British weather.... [more]
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Laser Worlds - Day 2 balancing act
Laser Worlds,
Laser World Championships - Across today's two testing qualifying heats off Hayling Island, England it was avoiding the early high score discard that was top of the agenda for most sailors.... [more]
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RS:X World Championship - Van Rijsselberge soars ahead
Dansk Sejlunion,
RS:X World Championship - Dutch sailor Dorian van Rijsselberge has launched himself into the lead today, with the final two qualification series races held off Kerteminde, in the centre of Denmark.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour Championship - Set to challenge
Rupert Hains,
ISAF World Match Racing Tour Championship - The race village at the Segel-Club St. Moritz was buzzing today, with 12 world-class sailing teams making their final preparations for a week of fierce head-to-head competition in the St. Moritz Match Race, the sixth stage.... [more]
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Loki and McConaghy - Winners at Hamilton Island
McConaghy Boats,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 - The McConaghy-built Loki 63' won the IRC Grand Prix division at Hamilton Island, and became the champion.... [more]
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34th America's Cup – Year, new fast boat and fair Protocol rules
Tim Jeffery,
34th America's Cup organizers plan on September 13 to host a press conference in Valencia to reveal three of the four cornerstones of the next competition.... [more]
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Laser Worlds - A sea-breeze second day
Laser Worlds,
Laser Senior and Junior Championships - After a postponement ashore for two hours both fleets have been sent afloat.... [more]
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2010 Finn Gold Cup - Trujillo takes the lead
Robert Deaves,
After two fantastic races on San Francisco Bay the 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Rafa Trujillo (ESP) takes the early lead in the 2010 Finn Gold Cup.... [more]
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Farr Yacht Design joins Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's VOR title pursuit
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing,
US-based Farr Yacht Design (FYD), one of the world's foremost racing-yacht design teams, has been appointed to develop Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Open 70 for the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race, representing a major boost to the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA)-backed outfit's title ambitions.... [more]
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Images from San Francisco: Images from Day 1
Erik Simonson,
Erik Simonson presents a gallery of images from Day 1 of the Finn Gold Cup, being held in San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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Finn Worlds start in San Francisco Bay in blustery breeze
David Wells,
Day 1 of the Finn World Championships (aka the Gold Cup) kicked off today in a blustery, but blue skied, San Francisco Bay. Sailing out of the Olympic Circle near Berkeley, California the 87 competitors were greeted with 17-20 knots of wind and San Francisco Bay's infamous voodoo chop in full swing. Two races were held on course B (a windward leeward first lap featuring a triangle for lap 2 wi... [more]
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RS:X World Championship - Mixed day for Aussie windsurfers
Craig Heydon,
RS:X World Championship - Mixed day for Aussie windsurfers - After racing in the women's fleet was cancelled on day one due to a light fickle breeze three races were scheduled for Monday in a 15 to 19 knot northerly breeze and Crisp ended the day in 33rd overall.... [more]
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Laser World Championship 2010 - Solid start for Slingsby
Craig Heydon,
Laser World Championship 2010 - Solid start for Slingsby - 'It was a little bit of follow the leader and unfortunately I got a little impatient and decided to split and try to overtake, I chose the wrong time to attempt this and lost 100-200m on the leaders. A little frustrating but I ended in eighth, I realised I have to be a bit more patient sometimes.'... [more]
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Australian RSYS team win British Youth Match Race Nationals
Team Media,
ISAF 54, David Chapman and his team representing the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron have taken out the GBR Youth Match Race Nationals with a clean sheet.... [more]
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Laser World Championships Day 1 - Bullot puts field on notice
Laser Worlds,
Laser World Championships. Racing Day 1 broke the pattern of blustery winds and intermittent rain which have prevailed through pre-championships training phase, replaced absolutely on cue by bluebird skies, summer sunshine and light to moderate mainly northerly breezes.... [more]
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RS:X World Championship - Sniff of champagne for China and New Zealand
Dansk Sejlunion,
RS:X World Championship - In stark contrast to yesterday's marginal winds, so conditions came alive on the Bay of Kerteminde, Denmark, for day two with 20 knot winds and brilliant sunshine. China dominated the first day of sailing the the Womens event, while New Zealand holds the top two positions in the Mens event... [more]
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Flying Fifteen Europeans: Steve Goacher and Phil Evans retain title
UK Flying Fifteen Association,
An Atlantic size depression fell on the chasing crews as gale force winds meant no racing on the final day of the Flying Fiftenn Europeans in La Rochelle. Friday and the final day of the Championships came with two stings in the tail. Firstly the sore heads and lack of sleep from the Regatta Dinner the night before (some arrived at the club in their pyjamas) and secondly a weather forecast for... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Championship - Sailors prepare to do battle
Audrey Lakai,
World Match Racing Tour Championship - Twelve of the world's most successful skippers, including Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin, Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing and Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team, are preparing for a week-long series of head-to-head battles at the St. Moritz Match Race.... [more]
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Hobie 16 World Championships - Le Gal and Obert new World Champions
Paul Pascoe,
Hobie 16 World Championships - The final day of racing ended with more volleyball than sailing, as the wind failed to materialise and racing was called off at 3pm by the PRO, David Brookes.... [more]
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland records smashed by Volvo Open 70s
Trish Jenkins,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Volvo Open 70, Groupama, claimed both the race win and course record yesterday (Sunday 29 August 2010) when she crossed the line at 10.26.55 (GMT). Teléfonica Azul claimed second place just over fours hours later at 15:38:09 (GMT), also well inside the old course record.... [more]
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2010 Finn Gold Cup underway in San Francisco
Robert Deaves,
2010 Finn Gold Cup - Beginning with a flag parade by all 29 nations represented, the opening ceremony was attended by consul generals of about 10 nations and introduced by regatta chairman and former Finn sailor John Callahan.... [more]
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RS:X Worlds - Early lead to Poland
Dansk Sejlunion,
The class act of the day in the Blue fleet was Poland's Piotr Myszka, leading the Men's regatta overall having scored a 2-1 today. The Pole is followed by Zubari with Beijing Gold medallist Tom Ashley third after posting a 1-5.... [more]
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Laser Worlds 2010 - Practice race cancelled UK,
Strong winds disrupted the Laser Worlds at Hayling Island Sailing Club, near Portsmouth on Sunday.... [more]
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Magnetic Island Race Week – fastest growing regatta in Australia
Magnetic Island Race Week Media,
For a quarter of a century, two iconic Queensland yachting events Airlie Beach Race Week and Hamilton Island Race Week, have attracted hundreds of boats from the southern states each August, but very few have ever ventured further north.... [more]
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