America's Cup news tonight - Aussies on top, Dave Ullman interview part 1, more news form Oz and OS

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 13 Sep 2010

Tonight Sail-World will be providing the live press conference about the 34th America's Cup, we have news from Europe were two Swiss sailors + Andrew Dog Palfrey won the 5.5 Worlds, Souter and Co have won a major US match racing event.

Part One of an interesting interview with sailing elder stateman Dave Ullman.

Lots more news from

America's Cup Media Conference screening live on
Richard Gladwell,
A press conference is scheduled for Monday 13th September at 1300 CET / 0700 EST / 0400 PST/ 2300 NZT , when the Defender and Challenger of Record will reveal these changes, explain the thinking behind them, and sign the new Protocol. Additionally, the year of the 34th America's Cup Match will be confirmed.... [more]
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Buddy Melges Challenge - Souter and crew win Championship
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Women's Match Racing Team crew of Nicky Souter, Nina Curtis and Olivia Price has won the 2010 Buddy Melges Challenge in Wisconsin, USA, their final event before the 2010 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship begins in Newport, Rhode Island, next week.... [more]
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Dave Ullman - yachting's elder Statesman (Pt.I).
John Curnow,
A lengthy and distinguished career has afforded Dave Ullman one formidable insight into both the art and business of sailing. As a direct result of his many achievements, Dave has a genuine interest in ensuring that future generations have access to the experiences and learnings of the past.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Mirsky Racing Team second at Danish Open
Kinley Fowler,
World Match Racing Tour - Going into the day MRT were down 2-0 to the unstoppable Mathieu Richard and his Saba Sailing Team, but with their backs up against the wall they managed to fight back in a nail biting series to win 3-2 and qualify for the final.... [more]
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Manly 16ft Skiff Spring pointscore race - Hungry Cooke taste success
James Bury,
Altis Consulting skipper Phillip Cooke had just got around to thinking how easy this skiff racing caper was when he received the fright of his life in Saturday's Manly 16ft Skiff Spring Pointscore race.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Danish Open - Minoprio wins race of his life
Audrey Lakai,
World Match Racing Tour - Reigning Champion Adam Minoprio ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing declared his victory over close friend and fierce rival Torvar Mirsky Mirsky Racing Team in the final of the Danish Open as one of the best of his life. With the score tied at 2-2 in the first to 3 point series, Minoprio trailed Mirsky in the final match but battled back for the most dramatic victory of his career.... [more]
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Marine Rescue Shoalhaven assist at Shoalhaven River accident
Ken McManus,
Marine Rescue Shoalhaven assist at Shoalhaven River accident - The collision between two motor vehicles at the northern end of the Nowra Bridge over the Shoalhaven River saw one of the vehicles catapulted into the river, trapping the driver inside the vehicle. A female passenger was rescued from the river by members of the public.... [more]
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Buddy Melges Challenge day three results
U.S. Sailing Center,
The Buddy Melges Challenge is being sailed from the eighth to the 12th September at the U.S. Sailing Center in Sheboygan, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Day three results.... [more]
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5.5 World Championship 2010 - Winners in Lake Garda
5.5 Class Association,
5.5 World Championship 2010 update: Swiss Flavio Marazzi, Andrew Palfrey and Christof Wilke have won the 2010 Championship on Lake Garda! Norwegian Kristian Nergard and his crew take second place and third goes to Finnish sailor Kenneth Thelen.... [more]
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Stuart Alexander: Coutts to unveil future of America's Cup
Stuart Alexander,
Top yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander, writes in The Independent (UK) ahead of Monday's announcement on the Boat and date of the 2014 America's Cup Match: The bumpy road that has been the America's Cup for the last three years is set to become more smooth in Valencia on Monday when Russell Coutts unveils plans to boost its future, including a new boat, a new format, the year in which it wil... [more]
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America's Cup Video: High Definition clip of USA-17 at Valencia
Adam Docker,
After an intense 20 day shoot in Valencia filming a feature-doc for Oracle as they competed and eventually won the 33rd America's Cup, Adam Docker posted this clip in High Definition of BMW Oracle Racing's USA-17. We've heard a lot of talk about what is possible with America's Cup and Sailing video coverage - try this!... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Legends: Destruction derby
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
The first leg of the third Whitbread Round the World Race in 1981-82, from Portsmouth to Cape Town, was dubbed by one yachting magazine as a ‘destruction derby': 'The boat was unnaturally quiet; gloom and doom below and the mood wasn't helped by the necessity to let the outside world know what had happened...... [more]
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Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series 2010 - Final day of racing in Rimini
Joy Dunigan,
Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series 2010 - Rimini, the final stage of the event in Europe has presented the perfect platform for the ultimate dual between defending Series Champion Benedetto Giallongo on Value Team and Francesco Farneti on Reggini Sailing Team. Clearly these two tougher-than-tough competitors are ready to go the distance.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - Finale
Jill Campbell,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - A final day of great sailing came to a close with the victory of Esimit Europa 2 (Racing & Racing Cruising), Hetairos (Super Maxi), Ranger (Super Maxi & J Class) and Y3K (Wally) in their respective divisions. Niklas Zennstrom's Ran has been crowned Mini Maxi Rolex World Champion in the inaugural edition of the class championship.... [more]
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Buddy Melges Challenge - Day two
The second day of racing at the Buddy Melges Challenge at the US Sailing Center Sheboygan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, was another interesting day for the 15 international teams in the Elliott 6ms.... [more]
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Melbourne to Geelong race - Two birthdays, two bullets
John Curnow,
Melbourne to Geelong race update: The TP52 which is known as Calm, won Division One of the Racing Category in the annual Melbourne to Geelong race today, just as they did last year.... [more]
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Steve White - solo round the world the 'wrong way'
Nancy Knudsen,
Dee Caffari has done it, now Steve White is setting out to do it too. He's going to sail solo, round the world, non-stop and unassisted, AND the 'wrong way', AND break the current record.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Danish Open - YANMAR Racing fights for Semis
YANMAR Racing Media,
Day Two of the 2010 Danish Open was a crucial day of racing for YANMAR Racing and the other 11 skippers, as with no quarter final stage in this seventh event on the ISAF World Match Racing Tour, only the top four teams go through to the semi finals.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team - Still up at the Danish Open
Kinley Fowler,
Danish Open - Three straight wins on day two keeps MRT up the top of the leaderboard, trailing only Italy's Team Azzura who have finished the first round with 8 wins and 3 losses.... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - Leader extends
Offshore Racing Congress,
ORCi World Championship - Light to moderate shifty breezes today allowed for three more inshore races added to the scoreboard. The series has been tight amongst the leaders in both the 21-boat Alpha Division and the 31-boat Beta Division, but after today's intense racing a clear leader has emerged in one group whilst the ultimate results in the other group are still just too close to call.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - Crunch time
Jill Campbell,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - The penultimate day brought a whole new set of challenges to the 47 competing yachts as they got to grips with their first day of light air. Heading into the final race day Esimit Europa 2 (Racing & Racing/Cruising), Y3K (Wally) and Ranger (J Boats) retain the lead in their respective divisions while Hetairos moves to the top of the Super Maxi division.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Danish Open - Italy's Bruni takes lead
World Match Racing Tour Danish Open- Italy's Francesco Bruni (ITA) Azzurra, was in red hot form on day two of qualifying for the Danish Open and leads the charge for semi final places with a record of eight wins and three losses, but with three flights to complete tomorrow morning and seven skippers still in with a chance of qualifying the battle for the semis is wide open.... [more]
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RPAYC announces the Inaugural 'Alfred's Festival of Sail' Regatta
Damian Devine,
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club based at Newport on Pittwater will host its inaugural two day 'Alfred's Festival of Sail' over the weekend of 16-17 October this year. The event has been organised as a precursor to the 30th Anniversary of the Club's famous Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race on 2nd January 2011 and will become a regular annual event on the RPAYC's sailing calendar.... [more]
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Key player adds his support to City's World Championship Bid
CY Staff,
A Toronto man with an extensive background in international sport supports Kingston's bid for the 2014 International Sailing Federation world championships.... [more]
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Sydney offshore season starts tomorrow
Peter Campbell,
Sydney offshore racing seasons starts tomorrow with the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club's annual race to Lion Island and return. The short ocean race has drawn 51 entries, representing most Sydney yacht clubs.... [more]
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RIB Promotional opps. for Manufacturers Distributors and Importers
Jeni Bone,
Promotional opportunities for Australian Manufacturers Distributors and Importers at Charity Regatta. Successful regatta and fundraiser, Heaven Can Wait, is anticipating record crowds, entries, media and community interest and valuable funds raised for charities at this year's event, October 2-3. Counting among its competitors, Olympians, World Champions, sailing vessels of all kinds, the weekend... [more]
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Melbourne to Geelong race - All ready
John Curnow,
Early in the morning of Saturday September 11, 66 boats are going to prepare themselves for the start of the annual Melbourne to Geelong race.... [more]
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Murray River closed to boating for public safety
Penny Robins,
NSW Maritime has advised boaters to keep off the Murray River after the waterway was closed to boating and swimming today. For safety reasons, the closure of the river to all forms of boating – recreational, commercial, motorised and non-motorised - is effective immediately.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 2010 marks bigger and brighter, thanks to Sealite
HCW Media,
Sealite, manufacturer and distributor of a range of marine navigation aids, has donated seven of its SL15 solar powered LED marine lights to guide competitors in this year's Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Yacht Race to mark locations around Lake Macquarie.... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week 2010 Survey - Have your say!!
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week,
Sunferries is conducting a short online survey to get your feedback about the fourth annual Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week event. Just by completing the survey, those who competed in the race week will have the chance to win FREE entry into the Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week 2011.... [more]
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Marina of the Year Awards open for entry
Colin Bransgrove,
Marina of the Year Awards open for entry - The awards are open to all marinas across Australia. The assessment criteria includes marketing, service, facilities and standards, environmental responsibility, risk management, training, industry involvement, contribution to the local economy and outcomes against set objectives.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2010 first applications received
Jennifer Crooks,
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2010 Notice of Race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia had received its first five applications for entry. Nicholas Bartels' newly acquired Cookson 50 Terra Firma from Victoria was the first entry.... [more]
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Tornado European Championships - Racing begins at Lake Garda, Italy
Andrew Dowley,
Tornado European Championships - Racing begins at Lake Garda, Italy - The event this year has attracted 41 entries so far and promises to provide great racing for the sailors. A variety of sailors have entered the championships with teams from Australia, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic and Switzerland.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Danish Open - YANMAR Racing has perfect start
YANMAR Racing Media,
Tough conditions on day one of the 2010 Danish Open at Bornholm, the seventh event on this year's ISAF World Match Racing Tour.... [more]
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Images from Maxi Cup: Magnificent J-class
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer Chris Cameron was on hand at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and sends this magnificent gallery of some of the biggest yachts on the planet in fresh breezes.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie - Excited to be back racing the Finn
Ben Ainslie,
It was genuinely really exciting to be back racing the Finn again at Skandia Sail for Gold. Having not raced in the Finn since Beijing 2008, my expectations going into Sail for Gold were realistic; I knew my preparation had been minimal.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team - On top at Danish Open
Kinley Fowler,
Windy Weather on the first day of the Danish Open sees MRT on top of the leaderboard with a 4-1 scoreline. Tomorrow looks to bring more wind, so the learning curve will continue to climb up as MRT look in good form to make the top four.... [more]
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PWA Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 - Final wrap
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 - The PWA's finest females turned up the heat in a historic all-women's slalom finale off the beautiful Cote d'Azur.... [more]
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