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 15 Sep 2010

John Bertrand Andrew Palfrey and Tom Slingsby won the Etchells Worlds. Andrew (Doggy) is a bloody good writer, you will enjoy his story of how it happened.

Tom and Nathan Outteridge will be sailing Moths at the Heaven Can Wait race in a couple of weeks, hopefully there will be five Moths and some 18 footers leading the Sports boats in the One Lap Dash. This is an event YOU can support from anywhere, helping boats sailing in the Virtual race, go faster - at raising money for Mens Can Research.

Lots of interesting news will stand aside and let you read.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

Etchells World Champions - Taking on the world – with intent!
Andrew Palfrey,
The planning behind John, Tom and myself winning the 2010 Etchells Worlds in Howth, Ireland had its beginnings during the campaign for the previous year's Worlds in Melbourne. Ben Ainslie joined John and me for that campaign. Ben's sailing pedigree is unmatched worldwide and to sail next to him in the Etchells and hang out with him ashore was a very positive and memorable experience.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait – The virtual race – Early entrants away
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
The Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta on Lake Macquarie during the October long weekend will raise funds for men's cancer research and support program. The Notice of Race is online and online entry is available now for the One Lap Dash and the 24 hour race. It will be an action packed weekend, but fund raising has already started online with the HCW virtual fleet race and its raising serio... [more]
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US Sailing President Gary Jobson talks - where to from here? Part 1
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
Gary Jobson interview part one - But all is far from doom and gloom: day-glow green shoots abound with the Cup, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics has been on a roll recently, and while we're still looking at an alphabet soup of rating rules, US Sailing, the national governing body of sailing in the States, is looking strong.... [more]
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Australian Yachting Awards - Finalists announced as tickets go on sale
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2010 Australian Yachting Awards with the winners announced at the gala event to be held on Friday 15 October at the Deckhouse in Woolwich. The 2010 Australian Yachting Awards recognises outstanding achievement in the sport of sailing over the period of 1 August 2009 to 15 August 2010.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Hit in the face with a wet fish or a hot cat?
Richard Gladwell,
After the shock of last night's announcement on the three elements of the 34th America's Cup, we spent an hour at the Emirate's Team NZ base this morning talking mainly with skipper Dean Barker, as to the team's initial take on the changes. First reaction from several, is that the claims of cost reduction don't stand up. See video of the AC45 under construction and Grant Dalton's interview.... [more]
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2010 Argo Group Gold Cup preview
Talbot Wilson,
With the European phase of the ISAF World Match Racing World Championship now complete, all eyes are now on Bermuda's Argo Group Gold Cup where twenty-four teams representing fourteen countries are set to match up in this classic battle.... [more]
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Queensland Beneteau Cup - Preparing for fun
Tracey Johnstone,
French production yacht owners, whether they are serious racers or laid back cruisers, are welcomed to the event. And for those cruisers who find racing a mysterious experience of shouting, suspicious gestures and lots of numbers, the event organisers are offering them the chance to understand some of the basics of racing before heading out in the regatta.... [more]
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Italian 18ft Skiff Grand Prix
Frank Quealey,
Germany's Friedrich Renner and his Eurolink team took out the Italian 18ft Skiff Grand Prix on Lake Iseo, Lovere, Italy while Denmark's Flemming Clausen and his Original Chia team won their second consecutive European Grand Prix Trophy series.... [more]
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The America's Cup 12 Metre Reunion - Australian Legends are in town
Jan Harley,
The America's Cup 12 metre reunion - Legends are in town for the event - From September 16-19, Harbour Court, the New York Yacht Club's (NYYC) on-the-water clubhouse in Newport, Rhode Island, will welcome several hundred of sailing's 12 Metre fraternity, including 29 members of the 1977 Swedish syndicate Sverige, as they walk down memory lane.... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts talks with the International Media - 1
Richard Gladwell,
After the announcement of the Year, Boat and Protocol for the 2013 America's Cup, in Valencia, BMW Oracle Racing's CEO answered questions from an international media panel via a teleconference. Following is the first of a three part, slightly edited transcript of the teleconference moderated by BMW Oracle Racing's Tim Jeffery:... [more]
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PWA World Cup KIA Cold Hawaii - Seadi capitalises in Denmark
KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup - With strong south-westerly winds forecast for the entire day, many of the competitors were at the beach at dawn getting dialled into the conditions. However, the minute the competition was supposed to begin the wind began to backed off forcing head judge, Duncan Coombs to put the contest on hold.... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - America's Cup Decisions
Sail-World Readers,
Sail-World readers comment on the America's Cup situation... [more]
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Farr 40 Class Association - Class rule interpretation 148
Tink Chambers,
Farr 40 Class Association - Class rule interpretation 148 - The headboard or headboard stiffener may be constructed from, Carbon Reinforced Plastic, Kevlar Reinforced Plastic, Glass Reinforced Plastic, Aluminum, or Steel. The entire headboard shall fit within the dimensions defined in the following diagram 31.... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championships day 2 - An enforced early day off
Laser Worlds,
Laser Masters World Championships - Gusty winds which built as forecasted to over 30 knots during this afternoon meant that there was no racing today for the 350 sailors from 30 different countries who were due to race the second day off Hayling Island Sailing Club.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Overall victories are still open in both Series
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi Medcup Circuit update: It may seem like Emirates Team New Zealand head to Sardinia with a simple matter of counting down the races and points to victory, while the smaller 42 footers have a real final battle brewing... [more]
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Save Our Seas Australia releases Dare to Dream Book
Ian Thomson,
Having broken the world record for sailing solo around Australia, Ian Thomson has just released his new book Dare to Dream. This is what another Author said about Ian's new book. This is a story of ocean racing against the clock ... a book about a great yachting achievement and the motivation behind. It is written for the average person, not just for yachties, and tells the inside story of w... [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..... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Search for ten exceptional skippers
Zoe Williamson,
Sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has launched his latest search for ten exceptional skippers to lead the internationally sponsored teams in the next edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.... [more]
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Groupama Race 2010 - Around New Caledonia
Groupama Media,
Four days from now, a hundred Australians, New Zealanders, Reunionese, Polynesians, and of course Caledonians, will be at the start of the second Groupama Race. Those sailors, on board 14 racing sailboats are in for four to six days non-stop sailing around the Mainland. Departure from Nouméa, arrival back in Nouméa.... [more]
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RQYS - Spring morning ensures success for the 126th Year
Ashley Kaine,
125 years of practise ensured the success of the 2010/2011 Open Day for the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. Hundreds of members, sponsors, honoured guests and locals came down to the Manly Marina to celebrate the time-honoured celebrations and the official open of the Summer Sailing Season.... [more]
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America's Cup Reaction: Peter Montgomery talks with Russell Coutts - 3
Peter Mongtomery,
Top America's Cup broadcaster, Peter Montgomery who has covered live every race sailed in an America's Cup and Louis Vuitton Cup since 1986/87 in Fremantle was unexpectedly in Valencia for the America's Cup announcement last night (NZT) and spoke with BMW Oracle Racing's Russell Coutts... [more]
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America's Cup Reaction: Peter Montgomery talks with Russell Coutts - 2
Peter Mongtomery,
Top America's Cup broadcaster, Peter Montgomery who has covered live every race sailed in an America's Cup and Louis Vuitton Cup since 1986/87 in Fremantle was unexpectedly in Valencia for the America's Cup announcement last night (NZT) and spoke with BMW Oracle Racing's Russell Coutts... [more]
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America's Cup Reaction: Peter Montgomery talks with Murray Jones
Peter Mongtomery,
Top America's Cup broadcaster, Peter Montgomery who has covered live every race sailed in an America's Cup and Louis Vuitton Cup since 1986/87 in Fremantle was unexpectedly in Valencia for the America's Cup announcement last night (NZT) and spoke with BMW Oracle Racing's Murray Jones... [more]
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America's Cup Reaction: Emirates Team NZ working towards a Challenge
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand says it is working towards mounting a credible challenge for the America's Cup in 2013. Details of the 34th America's Cup, including the type of yacht (a 72ft wing-mast catamaran) and a pre-regatta series in 2011 (to be raced in 45ft catamarans) were announced overnight in Valencia by the Cup defender BMWOracle Racing.... [more]
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America's Cup Reaction: Peter Montgomery talks with Russell Coutts - 1
Peter Mongtomery,
Top America's Cup broadcaster, Peter Montgomery who has covered live every race sailed in an America's Cup and Louis Vuitton Cup since 1986/87 in Fremantle was unexpectedly in Valencia for the America's Cup announcement last night (NZT) and spoke with BMW Oracle Racing's Russell Coutts... [more]
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Sail Paradise sponsors come on board
Rob Mundle,
Sail Paradise – Gold Coast, Southport Yacht Club's ‘high summer' series scheduled for next January, has received a boost with two significant sponsors declaring their support for the regatta.... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series - Serious talent on San Francisco Bay
Barby MacGowan,
Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by California's St. Francis Yacht Club, is setting up to showcase major sailing talent. The large turnout in Melges 32 class can be attributed in part to that class's World Championship, scheduled to follow immediately on the heels of the Rolex Big Boat Series and also to be hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club.... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championships - Day 1
Paul Wyeth,
Laser Standards World Championships - After delivering a week of unbroken sunshine and pleasant light to moderate sea-breezes which finished eight days ago on the same waters with an impressive overall victory for Australia's Tom Slingsby, today Hayling Bay presented version 2.0 of English summer when more than 350 sailors from 30 different countries contested the first pair of races.... [more]
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KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, Denmark - Day One
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, Denmark – Forty-Eight of the world's most radical wave riders registered their intent to battle it out at the brutal North Sea break of Klitmoller today, whilst a whole host of media gurus opened up the event via a plethora of online communication channels for the world to see.... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts interviewed by the international media
Richard Gladwell,
Following the announcement in Valencia on the plans for the 34th America's Cup and the future of the event, BMW Oracle CEO, Russell Coutts talked over the changes and the thinking behind them with several members of the international media.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour welcomes 34th America's Cup Announcement
WMRT Media,
The ISAF World Match Racing Tour today welcomed the decision to run the 34th America's Cup in catamarans, as this confirms the WMRT as the world's pre-eminent monohull match racing series and creates a tremendous opportunity and responsibility for the Tour to continue to develop match racing worldwide.... [more]
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Muted response from TeamOrigin to America's Cup announcement
The British AC Team, TeamOrigin have issued the following statement following the publication of the 34th America's Cup Protocol and the information presented at the America's Cup Press Conference in Valencia. We now need to study the new Protocol document and determine whether it matches these promises. TeamOrigin will only challenge if the 34th America's Cup is fair and neutrally managed. '... [more]
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Danish Open - Australia's Mirsky Racing Team second
Mirsky Racing Team,
Danish Open saw Mirsky Racing Team finish second after one of the tightest finals series in a long time. 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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BMW Oracle Racing Blog: The future is multihulls
BMW Oracle Racing Blog,
Russell Coutts, CEO of BMW ORACLE Racing, unveiled a new vision for the future of the America's Cup today at a press conference at the team's base in Valencia. Coutts was joined by Vincenzo Onorato, President of the Challenger of Record syndicate Mascalzone Latino, in announcing that the next craft for the 34th America's Cup will be a high-performance, wingsail catamaran known as the AC72.... [more]
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Fisher's View: It's catamarans in 2013
Bob Fisher,
There was very little beating about the bush at the BMW Oracle Racing headquarters when the announcement concerning the 34th America's Cup was made. Russell Coutts was positive and clear – the next America's Cup would see sweeping changes. The first of these was that it would be held in 72-foot catamarans with wing rigs.... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championships – Day one preview
Laser Worlds Press Office,
Laser Masters World Championships start this afternoon off Hayling Island with a general expectation of a brisk opening day which is expected to be the prelude to a couple of days of windy racing.... [more]
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America's Cup Protocol: Significant changes to accommodate new Events
Richard Gladwell,
The creation of an America's Cup World Series has led to some significant changes in the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup which was released in Valencia at 1.00pm local time. The changes have been required to allow for a new class of yacht, in fact two new boats, along with philosophy of ensuring continuity in the event, rather than the style of the match being reset by each new Defender.... [more]
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America's Cup transformed by radical changes - Official Release
America's Cup Media,
The America's Cup, sailing's most iconic event, has been re-energized and rejuvenated, ready for 2013 and the future. The best sailors in the world will race on the fastest boats with the introduction of an exciting wingsail catamaran. To build interest and audiences ahead of the 34th Match in 2013 is a new annual World Series, commencing in 2011.... [more]
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America's Cup: Media Conference in Valencia - its a Multihull
Richard Gladwell,
The Challenger, Club Nautico di Roma, and the Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club, held a joint media conference today in Valencia to announce the key points of the 34th America's Cup. Here are the key points:... [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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Southport Yacht Club's Sailpast and Blessing this weekend
Rob Mundle,
Southport Yacht Club's Sailpast and Blessing of the Fleet at the Main Beach Clubhouse will take place from 1.30pm on Saturday 18th September.... [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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