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 24 Sep 2010

A big week.

We repelled the hackers - but that cost us two newsletters

Heaven Can Wait Virtual race boats on fire - support your mates now!!

If your going to sail the Heavn Can Wait One Lap Dash or 24 Hour race, enter NOW

If you want to be at the Heaven Can Wait dinner with Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge, you best be quick and book - all at

Steven Bond's Ozi Opt competition on Sail-World is coming down to the wire, he is counting NZL as an Ozi state - and the suvunth state is winning!!

More soon, have a great one.

The Sail-World Team

Surfing ahead - 2010 Heaven Can Wait donations break through $16k
Mark Cherrington,
Donations to the 2010 Heaven Can Wait Charity Yacht have surged ahead closing on $16,000 as they head towards the target figure of $25,000, a week out from the race.... [more]
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Seventh Australian State - New Zealand leads in Win two Optis comp
Brendan Maxwell,
So its not the Sail-World team that gets lynched - Ozi Opti ‘s Steven Bond (Bondy) says ‘The Ozi Opti team has dissected the stats making New Zealand a State of Australia for the competition, this makes you our suvunth state (7th) with ACT joining NSW'. He said it - not us!!... [more]
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Women's Match Racing World Championship - All-Australian quarterfinal
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Women's Match Racing Team has set up an all-Australian quarterfinal following seeding in the Gold fleet at the 2010 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Newport, USA.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club &,
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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Heaven Can Wait regatta - Enter NOW!!
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta on Lake Macquarie during the October long weekend (next weekend) will raise funds for men's cancer research and support program. The Notice of Race is online and online entry is available now. Commodore Shaun Lewicki asks 'Can everyone please enter their boats as early as possible, like NOW!! to maximise the Charity Fund raising'... [more]
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Pittwater to Coffs Race - Shorthanded Division announced
Damian Devine,
Pittwater to Coffs Race - Shorthanded Division announced - Within hours of the announcement on the event website, Ian Thomson, who earlier this year smashed the record for his solo circumnavigation of Australia, has confirmed entry into the shorthanded Division.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Championships - Last two spots up for grabs
Anna Tunnicliffe,
ISAF World Match Racing Championships - Last two spots up for grabs - We were still ahead at the second top mark, but decided to gybe/set, whereas she just went round the mark, set and held. As it turned out, she ended up in more breeze and got just ahead of us at the finish line. After that, we knew that we had to win our next two races to stay alive.... [more]
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America's Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion - Halcyon days revisted
Jan Harley,
America's Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion - Halcyon days revisted - For the better part of a week they sported vintage crew gear, 'Ficker is Still Quicker' buttons, Sverige ties and other team regalia as the reminiscences flowed. And although they all had been to Newport numerous times, for many it was their first visit to Harbour Court.... [more]
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Flying 11 season - Sprints Ignite Youth Sailing Regatta Season 10/11
David Price,
The Flying 11 racing season 2010-2011 kicks off in less than 24 hours with the Nick Scali Furniture NSW Flying 11 and Hunters Hill SC Sprint Championship with entrants from the invited classes 29ers, Cherubs, Manly Juniors and Sabots mixing it up with the Flying 11s at the mouth of the Parramatta River on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Oyster Jubilee Regatta - Fun and games and fine sailing
Jill Campbell,
After waterskiing and collective diving exhibitions had taken place this morning, approximately six knots of easterly breeze allowed racing to get underway and the fleet crossed the start line off Porto Cervo headed for the islands of Mortorio and Soffi.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Guichard on top after day 1
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - In 30 degrees and 8-10 knots of the breeze the Sicilian town of Trapani provided a stunning backdrop for the opening day of racing on the penultimate stopover.... [more]
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Maxi Rolex Cup – Ninth win in a row for McConaghy Boats
McConaghy Boats,
Rolex Maxi Cup Winners board reads well for McConaghy Boats as McConaghy's continue to dominate the maxi boat scene.... [more]
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Have your say on draft Aboriginal Fishing Strategy
Department of Primary Industries VIC,
Fisheries Victoria has released a draft Aboriginal Fishing Strategy for public comment. The draft Strategy contains a number of proposals to recognise Aboriginal customary fishing rights, increase Aboriginal participation in fisheries management and improve economic opportunities for Aboriginal people in the fishing industry.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ sews up Audi MedCup for 2010
Warren Douglas,
The maths are on Emirates Team New Zealand's side... With three days to race in the Audi MedCup Cagliari regatta the team has the 2010 season championship wrapped up. The arithmetic shows that with five races to go at Cagliari, the team has a lead of 51.5 points over Quantum Racing.... [more]
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Melges 32 Worlds 2010 -Worlds get off to a bang on picture perfect day
Chris Ray,
Melges 32 Worlds got underway with a bang on San Francisco Bay. The wind came on and the sun shone Three races later, a load of tired sailors made their way back to the St Francis Yacht Club, looking forward to three more great days of racing to determine who will be the third Melges World title holder.... [more]
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Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club - Olympian joins the coaching panel
Paul Blundell,
Olympian Laura Baldwin has joined the coaching panel for Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club's Junior and Youth Laser Identification and Development Camp on the weekend of the 22nd – 24th October.... [more]
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Australians move through to Gold fleet at Women's Match Racing Worlds
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Women's Match Racing Team has continued its strong start to the 2010 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Rhode Island, USA, with both crews qualifying for the Gold fleet at the end of day two of racing.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Race World Championship day 2
New York Yacht Club,
For the top seeded sailors after the nine flights of Stage 1, today was a day of comebacks and last minute passes. American Sally Barkow is leading the blue group with a tie-breaker over Le Roy at eight wins.... [more]
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An afternoon with Jason Ker
Blue Robinson,
An afternoon with Jason Ker - Rob introduced Ker to the gathering of interested parties, and the Valencia based designer stood to elaborate on the Ker 40. Now Jason is a pretty quiet talker - so everyone in the room leaned forward to hear him speak, and after about a minute you just knew this was one smart guy.... [more]
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Melges 32 World Championship - Lovell leads after day 1
Melges 32 Class Association,
The first day of racing at the 2010 Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club is complete. Although the top three are certainly more than worthy of winning, they were the least likely of candidates everyone thought would occupy the top three positions after a full day of racing.... [more]
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CYCA Summer Offshore Season opens with Bird Island Yacht Race
Di Pearson,
CYCA's Bird Island Race starts off Point Piper on Sydney Harbour at 7.00pm on Friday. The 14 year-old race record stands at 7 hours, 42mins, 15secs and was set by the 24 metre maxi Brindabella (under original owner George Snow) in 1996.... [more]
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NSW J24 States and Legends Regatta comes to Gosford
Paula Shires-Clarke,
On Saturday second and Sunday October 3rd 2010 the Gosford Sailing Club will host the most exciting J24 event in recent years with the New South Wales J24 State Championship the inaugural J24 Legends Regatta.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy - Unfortunate collision
It was enough to take both Bribon and Audi A1 out of the third and final race on day two in Cagliari. Meanwhile a great start by skipper and helm Ben Ainslie, hitting the line with pace and accuracy enabled them to stay in the top third all the way around race three and take second place in front of Emirates Team New Zealand and behind Matador.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for September
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2010 have been released.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship - Four teams unbeaten
Despite a lackluster morning with a flattening northerly and a glassed-off bay, a spectacular 16-knot seabreeze unfolded where the cream started to rise to the top of the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship. In the Blue Group that did not start racing until around 15:00 (local time) the top ranked sailors in the fleet all won their first two races.... [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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Victorian Sydney 38 Fleet Pre Season Regatta produces great racing
Rowan Simpson,
With the 2011 Sydney 38 National Championship scheduled to be held at Geelong in January next year, last weekend's Morris Finance regatta provided an ideal opportunity for the Victorian Sydney 38 fleet to not only gain local knowledge, but to hone their racing skills. Seven Sydney 38's competed. Racing was close with no single boat dominating.... [more]
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Western Australian Offshore Race Officer requests faster RIB
Laurie Flynne,
The spectacular WA Offshore debut of Paul Eldrid and Scott Disley's hot new Bakewell-White 37 'General Lee' in Saturday's season opener, the 42nm George Law Foundation Race, led Race Officer Trevor Milton to request a faster RIB for future offshore races. 'We just couldn't keep up when The General cracked their kite', lamented Trevor after the race.... [more]
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Women's Match Racing World titles - Australian crews in good shape
Craig Heydon,
Australian crews have made a strong start to the 2010 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Rhode Island, USA, with both Australian Women's Match Racing Team crews well placed after day one of racing.... [more]
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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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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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RYCT announces new Three Islands Offshore Championship
Peter Campbell,
RYCT announces new Three Islands Offshore Championship - The three ocean races, off the rugged coastline of south-eastern and southern Tasmania, also will be part of the Combined Clubs Offshore Series for 2010-2011 that starts with Bellerive Yacht Club's Night Race on Wednesday, 20 October.... [more]
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Medical Management for Mariners - a vital course for a longer voyage
Sail-World Cruising,
Thinking of going on a longer sail in the future? Normal First Aid courses do NOT cover what you need when there's an emergency on your boat. The next CYCA Medical Management for Mariners course commences on 5th October and there are still places available in this course.... [more]
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J24 Australia - The Early Days- the World titles 1982
J24 Australia,
J24 Australia - Ahead of the October Long Weekend J24 Legends Regatta at Gosford, history continues to surface. This is the second of the two articles republished by the J24 class from early Australian Sailing magazines written by Bob Ross in 1982... [more]
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Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy Regatta - Bounceability
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Circuit - Emirates Team New Zealand bounced back from an opening race eighth to lead the Region of Sardinia Regatta.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 2010 officially opens
ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championships 2010 has officially opened. After the last team finished crashing through a frothy Narragansett Bay on Monday, a brilliant red-orange sunset greeted the competitors for the opening ceremony of the Championship.... [more]
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Set sail with Seawind this Sunday
Sandman Public Relations,
Seawind Catamarans, the 2010 Australian Marine Exporter of the Year, will have on display three of its production models – the 1000XL, 1160 and 1250, conduct test sails and host several information seminars highlighting the many benefits of Seawind ownership.... [more]
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CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards – Nominations now open
Jennifer Crooks,
Ocean Racer of the Year Awards' nominations are now open as announced by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. The 2010 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards will be announced on Wednesday 15 December 2010 and the CYCA welcomes nominations from fellow offshore clubs that have suitable candidates that they feel would be eligible for these awards.... [more]
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Selection policy for 2011 OAMPS Australian Youth Team now available
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia has released the policy for the selection and nomination of the 2011 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team to compete at the 2011 ISAF World Youth Sailing Championship.... [more]
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Belcher & Page - Sydney 2000 Flashback
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Belcher & Page - Do you ever close your eyes and recall the highlights of your life? Mat, Mal and Victor got to revel in Australian Olympic history recently as guests at the New South Wales Olympic Committee reunion for the NSW representatives for Sydney 2000.... [more]
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NSW Youth Championship - Early entry closes soon
Daniel Williams,
NSW Youth Championship will be held at Georges River 16ft Skiff Sailing Club over the October long weekend, Saturday second to Monday October 4th 2010.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Trapani plays host to penultimate round
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series' penultimate leg will be hosted at the beautiful, medieval port of Trapani, on the western coast of Sicily in just a few days time. Seven teams will line up on 23 September including local hero Gabriele Bruni with his ‘wildcard' entry Trapani the Sailing Seacily.... [more]
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C2 Formula 18 skipper Carolijn Brouwer sweetens challenge to rival
2B Sailing,
Multiple Olympian Carolijn Brouwer has issued a challenge to off-water partner and on-water rival Darren Bundock that she plans to end his recent undefeated run in the C2 Formula 18 the next time the pair match-up at a major regatta.... [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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Coastal Classic: Australian 60fter, Limit, enters 2010 Coastal Classic
Wilde Media,
Just one month from race day, the HSBC Premier Coastal Classic entry list for 2010 is showing all the characteristics of a typical Kiwi race fleet. From high-tech front runners like the Aussie Reichel-Pugh 63 Limit and the Orma 60 TeamVodafoneSailing, to modern classics like the Elliot designed Pork Chop, the old school Davidson 42, Mr Roosevelt,... [more]
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