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 08 Oct 2010

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Match Racing in Monohulls or Multihulls – Have your say!!
The Sail-World Team,
Now Sail-World gives everyone in the sailing community, both match racers and other sailors the chance to have your say, or rather vote, as we conduct a survey to find out the 'People's Choice' Complete the quick survey below and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait - Getting across the line!!
Heaven Can Wait Media,
Please help get us over the line! As you would know, we have raised a record amount of money from this year's event: currently we are sitting on over $38,000 raised through both the EveryDayHero website, through the Heaven Can Wait race entry forms and some cash donations. We'd dearly love to see this total get to over $40,000 by the end of this weekend, when the fundraising process ends (... [more]
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America's Cup: Wingsails under construction at Warkworth
Richard Gladwell,
One of the features of the new AC45 yacht, designed as a trainer racer for the 34th America's Cup, is the wingsail. At the Core Composites building facility in Warkworth, 40 minutes north of Auckland, a mould is being built to produce the wingsails for the new one design. Looking remarkably like something out of a model plane construction kit, the main spar male mould is being is being construc... [more]
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Barz Optics returns to the Annapolis Sail Show
Jeni Bone,
After an absence of five years Barz Optics, 'The Australian Sunglass Co', will again be exhibiting their new highly developed polarized sunglass range at the Annapolis Sail Show, Maryland October 7-11.... [more]
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QLD Beneteau Cup: Dulon Polish adds shine to Ensign Yachts regatta
Tracey Johnstone,
Adding glamour to the Ensign Yachts Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge regatta this month will be the European hull polish product, Dulon Polish.... [more]
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J24 Legends Regatta delivers aggressive racing and student masterclass
Jenifer Wells,
This year the NSW J24 Association added a twist to the State Championships hosted by the Gosford Sailing Club over the October long weekend. Following the annual Gosford Regatta, 18 'J24 Legends' took up the helm to compete in the Legends Regatta on the holiday Monday.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - Alf Beashel Trophy the opening race of the season
Frank Quealey,
18ft Skiffs: Alf Beashel Trophy - Opening race of the season - Alf is revered at the League. He built and skippered several 18s under the name of ‘Alruth' (named after Alf and his wife Ruth) as well as being a pioneer for the international development of the 18s.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Sailing royalty signs up as 50th applicant
Lisa Ratcliff,
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Sailing royalty signs up as 50th applicant - Knox-Johnston was the first person to sail single handed and non-stop around the world between 14 June 1968 and 22 April 1969. In 1994 he co-skippered Enza New Zealand with the late Sir Peter Blake to take the Jules Verne Trophy in 1994 for the fastest circumnavigation of the world and the following year was knighted.... [more]
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TP52 World Championship 2010 - The Kings of the Coastal race
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
TP52 World Championship 2010 - Matador lifted the top points today in the world championship Coastal Race.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup 2010 - Mirsky Racing Team unbeaten
Mirsky Racing Team,
Argo Group Gold Cup 2010 day two saw the Mirsky Racing Team continue their hot streak, winning all three races putting them on top of their group on a solid 5-0 score line.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 preliminary bid deadline
ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 - On 16 July, the International Sailing Federation published the bid guidelines for cities interested in hosting the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Australia's Torvar Mirsky 5-0
Talbot Wilson,
Torvar Mirsky, currently third in the points on the World Match Racing Tour, sits in the catbird seat in Group 3 of the Argo Group Gold Cup after the second day of racing.... [more]
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America's Cup: New version of AC72 class rule released
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
Morrelli & Melvin Design and Engineering, Inc. has released an updated draft of the AC72 Class Rule on behalf of the America's Cup defender, San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club, and the Challenger of Record, Italy's Club Nautico di Roma.... [more]
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America's Cup: Four French multihull designers join Team New Zealand?
Richard Gladwell,
First positive signs for a New Zealand America's Cup Challenge seem to have emerged in France with the reputable French sailing magazine Voiles et Voilers reporting that Team New Zealand have signed a group of top multihull designers to augment the existing Team NZ design team.... [more]
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Success at the OAMPS Insurance Brokers NSW Youth Championships
Daniel Williams,
Held at Georges River 16ft Skiff Sailing Club the 2010 OAMPS Insurance Brokers NSW Youth Championships was always going to be an exciting event.... [more]
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Pittwater Spring Cup attracts sailors from Adelaide to Airlie Beach
Warwick Crossman,
Optimist sailors from around Australia will be making the most of their opportunity to get some regatta experience at the venue for the upcoming Australian Championships next January. The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club has received over 40 entries for the Pittwater Spring Cup this weekend, with competitors travelling from as far afield as Adelaide and Airlie Beach.... [more]
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Flinders Islet Race will pay tribute to Andrew Short and Sally Gordon
Di Pearson,
Andrew Short and Sally Gordon will be uppermost in everyone's minds when the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Flinders Islet race starts this Friday evening at 8.00pm. The two valued Sydney sailors tragically lost their lives in the early hours of Saturday October 10 last year, when Andrew's 24.4 metre yacht PriceWaterhouseCoopers hit rocks.... [more]
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America's Cup: New Zealander appointed to America's Cup Race Mgt
Stuart Alexander,
The revolving doors of the America's Cup and the Audi MedCup, two of the top six pinnacles in world yacht racing, are spinning merrily as two directors join the board of America's Cup Race Management and the man who founded the internet telecoms system, Skype, joins the TP52 class and the Audi MedCup circuit. Plus audio... [more]
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Brisbane to Paradise Race to support Sail Paradise 2011
Rob Mundle,
Brisbane to Paradise Race to support Sail Paradise 2011 - The introduction of the Manly to Paradise race means there will be three events on the east coast leading up to Southport Yacht Club's Sail Paradise series, which is scheduled for 10–15 January. Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club with start the 30th Anniversary Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Race on January 2.... [more]
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TP52 World Championship - Quantum Racing on target
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Quantum Racing (USA) kept their challenge for a second TP52 World Championship firmly on target today. The America's Cup waters off Valencia have so far spoiled the TP52 championship crews for choice.... [more]
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Lock Crowther Memorial Regatta - e-marineworld travels north
e-marineworld this year travelled north for the APC Logistics 2010 Lock Crowther Memorial Regatta for the first time... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans skipper Gutkowski signs title sponsorship deal
Velux 5 Oceans,
Polish ocean racer Zbigniew Gutkowski has signed a title sponsorship deal.... [more]
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New Zealand Win Interdominion Team Sailing Championships at Algies Bay
Kirsty Laws,
New Zealand decisively won the three-day Interdominion School Team Sailing Championships from Australia at Algies Bay today. The top three school teams each from Australia and New Zealand completed five round robins in a full three days of racing, in mostly light conditions. New Zealand dominated throughout the event, also winning the Trans-Tasman trophy for top country.... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - Olympic Decisions
Sail-World Readers,
Sail-World readers comment on the Olympic decisions for November... [more]
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Images of the America's Cup: Constructing AC 45's in seven easy steps
Richard Gladwell,
Due to the secrecy under which most racing yachts are now constructed, media and cameras are not usually allowed into a building facility - however at Core Composites new construction facility in Warkworth, there are no secrets on the AC45 design and we have an all too rare chance to follow the action... [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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San Francisco Supes approve America's Cup bid in stormy hearing
Paul Oliva,
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today passed by a 9-2 vote Item 39 on the official agenda: the resolution endorsing the City's formal term sheet for hosting America's Cup 34 and supporting efforts to bring the AC34 to San Francisco. The term sheet acts as a detailed letter of intent. The city now officially has a formal bid in play once it is transmitted to BMW Oracle Racing, backed by a... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Gilmour junior launches bid to face father
Audrey Lakai,
World Match Racing Tour - As a four-time Match Racing World Champion, Peter Gilmour's family name is a recurring theme in the history books of sailing however it is the emerging talent of his son David and his plan to compete against his father at the Monsoon Cup which are grabbing today's headlines.... [more]
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America's Cup: First wingsailed AC45 well advanced at Warkworth
Richard Gladwell,
The first of the AC45 class continues to take shape in the Warkworth building facility of Core Composites. The 45ft one design wingsailed catamarans are intended to be used in the first of the America's Cup World Championship regattas, before being turned over to Youth teams, to compete on the same circuit when the larger AC72 class comes into being in March 2012.... [more]
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TP52 World Championships - Red letter day for Synergy
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
TP52 World Championships - Two back to back wins sees the Russian boat Synergy leading the TP52 World Championships after three excellent races in a building sea breeze off Valencia today.... [more]
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RC44 World Championships - Regatta of the Year
Bernard Schopfer,
RC44 World Championships Islas Canarias Puerto Calero Cup will take place next week (October 11-16) in Lanzarote, on the Canary Islands. It will be the RC 44 Class' first official World Championship, recognized by the International Sailing Federation.... [more]
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TP52 World Championships - Hard to read form guide
TP52 World Championships,
The final training day prior to the start of the TP52 World Championships offered strong winds for the eight teams. With the Audi MedCup Circuit only just finished the World Championships' programme of up to ten races with no discard are a new opportunity which requires a very different approach.... [more]
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Interdominion Secondary Schools Team Sailing Championships underway
Kirsty Laws,
Algies Bay turned on a variety of conditions today for Day 2 of the annual Interdominion Team Sailing Championships The top three schools from Australia and New Zealand are competing for the Trans-Tasman trophy (winning country) and InterDominion trophy (winning school). Racing was delayed till midday waiting for wind. The breeze then built steadily through the afternoon to 10-12 knots.... [more]
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Mandurah Boat Show: Paying tribute to Malcolm Douglas
Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show,
While the show must go on, we know that this year's Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show will be missing something important. Our good friend Malcolm Douglas passed away on 23rd September in an accident at his Crocodile Park in Broome. He leaves behind a legacy that will not be easily forgotten.... [more]
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Manly 16ft Skiffs - Sailing gods blow Typhoons winning lead
James Bury,
Clint Bowen has been around sailing long enough to know no cause is hopeless, that the race is never won until the final gun sounds. But the Fluid Building Services skipper must have thought he'd cashed in his chips when Typhoon (Craig Nicholls) cleared out to a commanding three-to-four minute lead in Manly 16ft skiff Club's spring point-score race on Saturday.... [more]
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Lost and found: Census of Marine Life turns up hundreds of species
Jeni Bone,
A species that had previously been deemed extinct, was discovered on an underwater peak in the Coral Sea, along with hundreds of new species, in a $669m decade-long global marine survey, 'Census of Marine Life', conducted by scientists across the area between Australia and New Caledonia.... [more]
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Tale of Crossing the North Sea - Shetland to Norway
Marsali Taylor, Shetland News/Sail-World,
Sailors who regularly cross the North Sea are a hardy crowd, as the North Sea is famed for its freezing winds and rough seas. Marsali Taylor experienced her first North Sea yacht crossing this year. Here, she describes what turned out to be a difficult and eventful journey.... [more]
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Outteridge, Rogers, Bourke add glam to SB3 Australia
Rod Jones,
With a World Championship in Australia in December 2012, three new boats en-route plus a few recent private imports, the Australian SB3 fleet numbers should hit 35 by Christmas. For now, Hobart has taken the mantle as the stronghold of SB3 sailing. However new boats en-route to Queensland and NSW will bolster the claims of the mainland.... [more]
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Barker and Bundock team up for Extreme 40's
Exteme Sailing Series Europe,
Emirates Team New Zealand will enter an Extreme 40 in the final round of the 2010 circuit, with America's Cup skipper, Dean Barker teaming up with Australian Tornado World Champion Darren Bundock for the Italian event. They are one of two new teams.... [more]
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Sail Auckland 2011 moves to Takapuna - NOR now on-line and entry open
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
Sail Auckland 2011, New Zealand's ISAF Grade 1 Olympic and Invited Classes Regatta, will be sailed from Auckland's North Shore in early February next year. Entry is now open and the Notice of Race is available at Takapuna Beach was the venue for the 2008 Festival of Sailing, where four Olympic classes staged their 2008 World Championships and Olympic Qualifiers.... [more]
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Melges 32 Worlds video - San Francisco in the Big Breeze!
Vince Casalaina,
When the Melges 32 class signed on for sailing their World Championship on San Francisco Bay, what did they expect? Big Breeze!!!?? Thirty two boats showed up on the starting line for a ten race series over four days. Everyone got what they expected. This is a must see video, both for the quality of the production and great action.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait Year Five - changes and challenges
Blake Middleton,
Heaven Can Wait 2010 - The fifth annual Heaven Can Wait race proved once again that some things about this event evolve, while other realities never change. The fleet continues to grow in types of vessels involved. There have been 18 footers racing in the One Lap Dash before, but Foiling Moths joined in this year, and set all time speed records around the lake. Meanwhile, the 24 Hour event proved... [more]
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Catamaran to circle the globe on solar power alone
Des Ryan,
Last week, on Monday 27th September, a very large solar solar-powered yacht called Planet Solar set out from Monaco on a 31,000 mile trip around the globe. Its goal is to be the first to circumnavigate the globe in a 'solar' boat, i.e. one powered by a silent, pollution-free electrical engine, driven exclusively by solar energy.... [more]
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Summer's on the way and the Festivals of Sail begin - Mackay.
Cait Bester, Daily Mercury/Sail-World,
As the weather warms and the sailing season gets going again around Australia, many harbours, bays and yacht clubs are celebrating the return of summer with a Festival of Sail. In Mackay, Queensland, they do it with a Sail and Paddle Family Fun Day by the Mackay Yacht Club, which means that the small beach at the front of the Mackay Yacht Club was a sea of keen young sailors-to-be last weekend... [more]
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Sydney Harbour attracts most fishers - but can they eat their catch?
Media Services,
A Department of Primary Industries report shows Sydney Harbour has the most recreational fishers per square kilometre of any NSW waterway. This has prompted authorities to express concern about the consumption of poisoned fish caught west of the Harbour Bridge.... [more]
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Sailing the Med with Eye Candy - cruising the Sicilian coastline
Andrew and Clare Payne,
Andrew and Clare Payne are cruising the Mediterannean in their yacht Eye Candy, and this week explore Sicily, starting with Trapani on the west coast: On Sunday morning we went into Trapani and took the cable car to the ancient fortified town of Erice which is situated 750 metres above sea level on top of a mountain overlooking Trapani and the sea.... [more]
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Ice and wood pulp boat goes down with all hands
Sail-World Cruising,
There's no chance that your newest dinghy will be made of ice and wood pulp any time soon. An attempt to test one of the most bizarre proposals of the Second World War - a boat made from ice and wood pulp - hardly left the marina before the BBC crew, trying to cross Solent to test the boat, sank with all on board and were rescued by the nearest boat, all of a metre away.... [more]
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