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 27 Sep 2010

News from the local and international scene.

As you've probably figured we will be on the water for the Heaven Can Wait regatta this weekend. We and a bunch of other sailors are working hard to raise money for Mens Cancer Research while having a lot of fun too.

If you can't be there ,please get involved in our virtual race.

The Sail-World Team

CYCA Bird Island Race - Loki wins the battle of the parking lot
Di Pearson,
CYCA Bird Island Race and for yet another year, Brindabella's now 15 year-old Bird Island race record of 7 hours, 42mins 15secs remains intact, because the forecast 10-20 knot average north-westerly winds that could have made the difference, failed to materialise.... [more]
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Dave Ullman - yachting's elder Statesman (Pt.II).
John Curnow,
In Part I of Dave Ullman – yachting's elder Statesman, we looked at how Dave got into the sport he's somewhat synonymous with. We also learned some of his thoughts on the business of sailing, which he's been working in for over 50 years.... [more]
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Women's Match Racing Worlds 2010 - Aussies in battle for finals berth
Craig Heydon,
Women's Match Racing World Championship - 2010 Australians Nicky Souter, Nina Curtis, Olivia Price and Laura Baldwin have a tough fight on their hands to progress to the final of the 2010 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait earlybirds pursuit race
Heaven Can Wait Media,
Heaven Can Wait earlybirds pursuit race - The race starting at 2.00pm in front of the Club has an entry fee of $10 which can be paid over the bar prior to the start, these fees will be donated to the Heaven Can Wait regatta. On payment a starting time will be allocated for the yacht concerned, yachts will start at the time indicated on the large digital clock mounted in the club starting box.... [more]
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Women's Match Racing World Championship - Bronze for Australians
Craig Heydon,
Women's Match Racing World Championship 2010 - Bronze for Australians - Souter and crew had an uphill battle on their hands from the first race of the day, beginning the final day of racing trailing American Sally Barkow two wins to nil in the first to three wins semifinal.... [more]
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Big finish for 2010 Melbourne Winter Series
Ullman Sails,
At the prestigious Melbourne Winter Series on Australia's Port Phillip Bay, Ullman Sails customers listed multiple podium finishes, including first in the Sydney 38 class, IRC 1, AMS 1 and PHS 1 divisions... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait - for 18 footers- Bull Sharks, Sunfish and Moths
Heaven Can Wait Media,
If you have entered the legendary Heaven Can Wait event or are planning to, or even know some-one who has, or might one day -, you need to read this now!... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 2010 Event Schedule
Heaven Can Wait Media,
Here are some important time lines for participants in the fifth annual Heaven Can Wait event... [more]
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RS100 Eurocup at St Raphael - Day 1 highlights and results
Jon Partridge, RS Sailing,
RS100 Eurocup at St Raphael - Day 1 highlights and results - 21 competitors from 8 countries had made the trip and were truly rewarded with some great opening competition in idyllic conditions: Both 10.2m and 8.4m rigs were again racing together, both for overall honours and also individual fleet trophies.... [more]
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CYCA Lion Island Race - Lone finisher
Di Pearson,
It was touch and go for the crew on Never a Dull Moment, a Lyons 49, which finished at 21.57.44pm last evening, just two minutes 16 seconds before the time limit expired... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship - Macgregor Champion
Lucy Macgregor came from behind to win her first match racing world championship today. Macgregor's team, coached by World Match Race Tour winner Ian Williams, won the right side that paid so well for the Americans and kept the slimmest of leads all the way around the course.... [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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Heaven Can Wait - Bookings NOW -Dinner with Slingsby and Outteridge
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
Bookings for the Heaven Can Wait Charity Dinner have NOW Opened at Two of Australia's international sailing superstars, Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge, will participate in this year's Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta on Lake Macquarie during the October long weekend to raise funds for men's cancer research and support program.... [more]
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New Zealander sails the Northwest Passage solo in 12 days
Nancy Knudsen,
A New Zealander has this season transited the Northwest Passage, solo, in 12 days on his yacht, Astral Express. Graeme Kendall, who last made the attempt in 2005 and was forced to turn back, has finally achieved his dream. It has also garnered him a world record for the fastest solo passage through the dreaded Passage.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait -Attention Skippers and Crew – What YOU can do!!
Heaven Can Wait Media,
The Heaven Can Wait regatta is all about raising money for Mens Cancer Research. So far in 2010, a week out from the regatta, we have raised $18,000, with an initial target of $25,000 but we believe we can raise as much as $35,000 this year if all the skippers and crews pull together.... [more]
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Classic Yacht Mariquita - Ingrid Abery images from onboard
Ingrid Abery images,
Ingrid Abery presents these images from onboard the beautiful Mariquita, a 19 Metre rule Classic yacht racing in the renowned Regates Royales, classic yacht regatta in Cannes this week.... [more]
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Melges 32 World Championship images from Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson images,
Erik Simonson presents this gallery of images from the Melges 32 World Championship on San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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Why did the Grizzly Bear sink? - yacht mystery
Sail-World Cruising/NZ Herald,
Was it shock after some traumatic incident? or had he had a heart attack? Mystery still surrounds the sinking of the yacht Grizzly Bear, 35 nautical miles off the Queensland coastline last week.... [more]
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Melges 32 World Championships 2010 - Critical last day
Joy Dunigan,
Melges 32 World Championships 2010 -The 32-strong fleet completed two more beautiful races and has one last critical day to go at the 2010 Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. Luca Lalli on B-Lin Sailing remains in the lead as John Porter's Full Throttle clearly has his sights on the trophy.... [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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Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania introduces ‘On Line' race entries
Peter Campbell,
In a significant change to sailing operations, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT) has introduced an ‘On Line' entry system for yachts competing in all of its forthcoming inshore and offshore races.... [more]
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ODM.NC takes line honors in the Groupama Race
Groupama Race,
ODM.NC takes line honors in the Groupama Race - ODM.NC crossed the line after 4 days 9 hours 16 minutes 30 seconds. She takes line honors with only 83 seconds advance of Province Nord. The Kiwis from Team New Zealand Ramada Plaza take the third place on the podium after a wonderful rise during the last 24 hours.... [more]
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The amazing 'unbeaching' of Donna Lange's boat
Sail-World Cruising/James Wieland,
Usually, when a boat ends up on a beach, it has to be removed, piece by piece, by truck. That was until resourceful solo circumnavigator Donna Lange came along. We followed Donna's inspirational journey around the world, and now she is the face of OceansWatch in America. But her successful 'unbeaching' of her yacht must top everything. Most people would give up, not Donna. Here's the story:... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds - drama filled day
WMRW news,
What happened between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. today, however was the most exciting racing we have seen. The day started with the completion of a knockout series from the top repechage teams to determine the last two slots in the quarterfinals. There Russian sailor Ekaterina Skudina and her team unseeded Americans Anna Tunnicliffe and her team. Renee Groeneveld gained the final slot for the Netherland... [more]
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18ft Skiffs: Australian 18 Footers League 2010-2011 season
Frank Quealey,
18ft Skiffs: Australian 18 Footers League 2010-2011 season - The 2010 Giltinan champion Seve Jarvin will again be at the helm of Gotta Love It 7 with Sam Newton in the bow once more. One change has been the inclusion of Scott Babbage from the former Rag & Famish Hotel crew. Scott replaces Tom Clout, who moves to the new Rag & Famish Hotel crew, headed by Jack Macartney.... [more]
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Suvunth 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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Audi MedCup - Vision and Images from the Bribon and Audi A1 crash
Sander van der Borch,
Audi MedCup Circuit, Bribon and Audi A1 crash images. The following is a sequence of images from the crash between Bribon and Audi A1. The final race of the day was marred by a first beat collision between Audi A1 powered by All4ONE and Bribon. The Franco-German team lost control in the final, painful seconds....... [more]
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'Seven Seas U' - adding to your cruising knowledge by WEBINAR
Des Ryan,
One of the world-wide organisations that the new cruising sailor quickly gets to learn about is the Seven Seas Cruising Association. But are you aware of the 'Seven Seas U', their online teaching arm? This is the place where you can add to your cruising knowledge at home, through the miracle of the webinar. All you need is the internet.... [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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Keeping track of Laura Dekker: Happy Birthday!
Nancy Knudsen,
Laura Dekker, the 14-year-old Dutch sailor who has started her planned solo circumnavigation, and is berthed in Marina Rubicon on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, has turned fifteen! Most parents would say that they would worry for their fifteen-year-old spending her birthday alone, far from home and with no family around, but Laura - and her family - seem to take it in their stride.... [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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