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 23 Sep 2010

Please do not adjust your set, normal service will be resumed as soon as possible... Actually, it has already been resumed. Sail-World was on the receiving end of a cyber-attack yesterday, but we are all back to normal now.

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Cyber – attacks with fake antivirus message repelled by Marine sites
As the Internet becomes the entertainment news and commercial focus worldwide, attempts by cyber-criminal groups continue to disrupt business.... [more]
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India International Regatta 2010
Yachting Association of India,
The Yachting Association of India have announced that it is organizing the second edition of the India International Regatta at Chennai from 3 to 10 October 2010. In a city that hosts events like the Chennai Open and the Chennai Marathon, the sport of sailing has gained prominence and India International Regatta is becoming an annual landmark event.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Dhows for Last Waltz in Dubai this November
Louis Vuitton Trophy Media,
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates Airline, the top international sailing teams in the world will face-off in Dubai in November to contest the Louis Vuitton Trophy. Racing is scheduled to start on November 14th on the waters of the Arabian Gulf, off the spectacular Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC), and will continue through November... [more]
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TP52's and Brits face up to a future after the America's Cup Protocol
Stuart Alexander,
One of the world's top sailing writers, Stuart Alexander, Yachting Correspondent for the The Independent (UK), looks at the future for the TP52 class and Audi MedCup: The tectonic plates which support grand prix yacht racing can be heard groaning and shifting in the heat of Mediterranean Spain. Change is in the wind and part of its future was revealed, after months of uncertainty, when the prot... [more]
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America's Cup Stars shine at Hall of Fame Induction
Jan Harley,
17th America's Cup Hall of Fame inducted six new members – Simon Daubney, Warwick Fleury, Murray Jones, Dean Phipps, Mike Drummond (all of New Zealand) and Halsey Herreshoff (of Bristol, R.I.) – into the Hall of Fame. Master of Ceremonies Gary Jobson brought Cup legends Ted Turner, Dennis Conner, Russell Coutts and Malin Burnham to the stage to introduce the inductees... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series Images and results
Chuck Lantz,
Rolex Big Boat Series 2010. More fog and light winds on the final day of the 2010 edition on San Francisco bay. The following are images of the class winners, taken by Chuck Lantz.... [more]
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Yacht and Boat Korea 2010 rises in stature
Kate Duryea,
This October's Yacht and Boat Korea 2010 has attracted more than 130 exhibitors from 14 countries with still more applications being processed.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships 2012 relocate to Hamilton Island
Katie Ashworth,
SB3 World Championships 2012 is still in development and as part of the planning it has been announced today by the World Council of the SB3 Class Association that the event will now be hosted on Hamilton Island in Northern Queensland.... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series-Brilliant sailing showcased on San Francisco Bay
Regatta News,
Rolex Big Boat Series update: As San Francisco awaits the verdict on whether or not the next America's Cup will be held on its shores, the St. Francis Yacht Club's Rolex Big Boat Series, in its 46th year, has been reminding the sailing world why the city's namesake bay is the perfect arena for world-class racing.... [more]
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12 Metre North Americans – Great start to the America's Cup Reunion
Connie Bischoff,
12 Metre North Americans Era Reunion update: It is no surprise that Newport, RI is the epicenter of the 12 Metre 'world' this week. It is also not shocking that Ted Turner and his former America's Cup Tactician Gary Jobson, USSAILING's current president, revealed that they still have their sailing skills after 33 years.... [more]
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RHKYC Autumn Regatta - more breeze, more fun on day 2
RHKYC Media,
Race Officer Inge Strompf-Jepsen once again gave the bar crowd a treat, sending the fleets away from a Club start on a course using the western end of the race area. While the short course suited most of the fleets, Jelik 3 was left hanging around waiting for Race 3 for longer than she was racing, however this did not seem to dampen her spirits.... [more]
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Ridgely Balladaras (PHI) wins Thailand Match Race Cup III 2010
Neil Semple,
As usual at Royal Varuna match racing events, the start line was just 30 metres from the beach bar and the spectators had a great view. A new addition this time was a huge comfy sofa for onlookers to sit on while watching the pre-start and exciting race action. On Sunday the wind came in from the north nice and steady, the course was set and racing began.... [more]
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Farr 30 Class Heads to Hyères For World Championship
Jan Harley,
Farr 30 Class Heads to Hyères For World Championship - In just five weeks time, competitors in the Farr 30 class will experience the famous conditions firsthand when they compete for the Farr 30 World Championship title from October 23-31, 2010. Organized by the class and C.O.Y.C.H., the Pre-Worlds will take place October 25-26, with racing for the world title taking place October 28-31.... [more]
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Calling all Sailors - Crew sought for world record attempt
Ian Thomson,
Save Our Seas Ocean Racing are seeking applications for a once in a lifetime job - chasing a world record on a maxi yacht. In May 2011, current solo Australian circumnavigation record holder Ian Thomson will be setting off on the almighty Jutson 79ft Brindabella to break the world record for the fastest monohull to circumnavigate Australia. You are invited to apply for a position on the crew.... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championships - First titles decided on day 6
Laser Masters World Championships,
Laser Masters World Championships - First titles decided on day 6 - Four months of hard training on the water, in the gym, on the roads, delivered the end result. With up to two races left to be sailed Sunday, weather permitting, Scott Leith (NZL)'s third place – his current discard – was enough to ensure he cannot be beaten.... [more]
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Stuart Alexander looks at the America's Cup; interviews Russell Coutts
Stuart Alexander,
One of the world's top yachting correspondents, Stuart Alexander, writing for the UK's Independent takes a look at the latest developments in the America's Cup: The fanfares promising a spectacular future for the America's Cup have been followed by two key appointments, one Australian, one British, to run not only the Cup but all of its associated events. Of more concern is that the total number o... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: AC72 - geared for the Worlds or the America's Cup?
Richard Gladwell,
Looking back on comments over the past week, and in fact over the past half -decade by the key decision makers, it is clear that the multihull choice has been driven by the objective of developing a sustainable competitive base for the America's Cup teams that has a life beyond the America's Cup and Louis Vuitton Cups.... [more]
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RHKYC Autumn Regatta - gentle opener to the season
RHKYC Media,
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's ‘opening' event of the 2010-2011 sailing season is traditionally held in September, a month when it is impossible to predict if the event will enjoy the north east monsoon of autumn, or the tail end of the summer sou'westerlies. It is not unknown for the entire Regatta to be scuppered by a passing typhoon.... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 - Australian's soar to victory
John Bertrand,
America's Cup 2010 - Australian's soar to victory - That's hard to top! This Etchells world championship for me is quite different. In winning the Americas Cup I don't have anything left to prove. So my motivation, my interest in sailing is different. This is all about putting a world class team together and flying with the eagles!... [more]
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