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 13 Oct 2010

Great responses from around the world to our America's Cup and Match Racing survey. We have close to 800 surveys from 45 countries so far. We have six Musto Snugs on offer too. Have you had your say yet?

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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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America's Cup: Fans vote overwhelmingly in favour of monohull
Richard Gladwell,
With the survey responses pouring in, the sailing fans are showing a strong preference for the 34th America's Cup to be sailed in monohulls. As of the close of the working week, a massive 67.65% of those who responded would rather watch a match race between monohulls than multihulls which were the preferred option by just 22.34% of the Sail-World readers.... [more]
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Book a ‘PSA Laser Training Day' at your club
PSA Media,
Book a ‘PSA Laser Training Day' at your club - Open to Laser 4.7, Radial & Standard rig sailors of any age from club racing level to aspiring Olympian, there will be something for everyone to learn and improve.... [more]
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Perth 2011 Emerging Nations Program - Athletes arrived in Perth
Tessa Parkinson,
11 athletes from developing nations have arrived in Fremantle, Perth for the fifth Emerging Nations Program to be held from 13th October to 2nd November 2010 at the Fremantle Sailing Club. The gruelling 21 day programme will see the athletes participate in three different areas of development.... [more]
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Luderitz Speed Challenge - l'Hydroptere record broken
Luderitz Speed Challenge,
It's official – after today the Hydroptere is no longer the fastest sailing vessel. It's previous record of 51.36 was broken numerous times today by Kite surfers!... [more]
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Funding available for International & Recognised Classes for 2010-2011
Craig Heydon,
Funding available for International & Recognised Classes for 2010-2011 - Limited funding is available to support Australian athletes. Grants are paid retrospectively based on results at Class World Championships held between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011.... [more]
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Melges East Coast Championships - Action begins this Saturday
Tracey Walters,
Melges 24 and Melges 32 East Coast Championships start this Saturday and the forecast 15-20 knots of breeze should provide some spectacular racing for day one. The Championships are part of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Festival of Sail, a six race series of one design starts will be raced over the weekend.... [more]
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Capital Insurance Brokers ACT Dinghy Titles - 30 and 31 October
Nicole Douglass,
The Capital Insurance Brokers ACT Dinghy Titles will again be sailed from the Canberra YC this year, for all off-the-beach dinghies, Flying 15's and also the International 2.4m class.... [more]
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International 14 PAC RIM 2010 win to Goodson and Diercks
Andrew Bates,
International 14 PAC RIM 2010 - The famous Hawaiian Pacific Trade Winds came up perfectly as the dramatic final day. The winds were a steady 15 kts for most of the two races that closed out the 8 race series. The Race Committee started the racing promptly at 12 noon. Steve Goodson and Alan Diercks held a one point lead over former World Champion Kris Bundy and crew Fritz Lanzinger.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Brad Van Liew's perspective on his competitors
Team Lazarus,
The competition in this race will be as intense as anything I have faced before. Some have asked me about the number of entries and suggested that fewer boats might equal less intense competition. Not so. The racers that are here in La Rochelle appear 100% committed and the talent runs deep.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Culmination at the 2010 Finale
World Match Racing Tour,
World Match Racing Tour - This week, the top eight teams in the series' standings will be the welcome recipients of an invite from the WMRT to compete at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia which will be staged between November 30 and December 5. It has been an epic battle to reach the prestigious season ending finale.... [more]
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Pittwater Spring Cup.......sensational racing on day two
Warwick Crossman,
What a difference a day makes. After a very frustrating first day where only one race was completed on Saturday, the PRO fired off five good races on Sunday in a beautiful ENE breeze that averaged 12-14kts and was just shifty enough to reward the most alert sailors.... [more]
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Racing to the Equator: the Neptune Regatta 2011
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Heads up! Here's something seriously new! The Neptune Regatta in February 2011 will take a race fleet and a motor yacht rally down south to the equator and back. The event will include ‘The Race to Zero' finishing on the Equator. Is there any other race in the world that does this? – if so, we've never heard of it! And motor yachts are most definitely in the programme too.... [more]
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Manly 16ft Skiffs tight battle for the Wild Oats Club Championship
James Bury,
Altis Consulting skipper Philip Cooke may have to upgrade his goals for the season after holding on to clinch the opening heat of Manly's 16ft Skiff club championship on Saturday.... [more]
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Noosa's Youthsail a finalist in the Australian Yachting Awards
Noosa's Youthsail is a finalist in the Australian Yachting Awards - Firstly, The Queensland Government's ‘Department Of Communities' supplied funding of $50,000. under the Sport & Recreation Active Inclusion Program to help with the purchase of a new soft sided Rescue boat and new Vagabond dinghy's and safety equipment for the clubs Access (Disabled) Program.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Party time! Skippers and family enjoy some downtime
Velux 5 Oceans,
Party time! Skippers and family enjoy some downtime before the start of the race. Brad Van Liew plays host to a birthday party.... [more]
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New Moth Wing image - Built for Bora Gulari in Canada
Thierry Martinez image,
From photographer Thierry Martinez a photo of First Moth Wing built at Object 2 Skiff Works in Toronto for Bora Gulari (USA), 2009 Moth World Champion.... [more]
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Summer's Club Marine Series- Foredeck crew up in lights
Mike Sabey,
Foredeck crew up in lights for the Summer's Club Marine Series - Throughout this Summer's Club Marine Series on Port Phillip for keel boats, one hundred plus ‘fore deckies' sailing in the four divisions will vie on each of the seven race days for prestigious Helly Hansen apparel winners vouchers.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Ainslie wins King Edward VII Gold Cup
Talbot Wilson,
World Match Racing Tour - Ben Ainslie, Great Britain's four-time Olympic medalist won the Argo Group Gold Cup and the $50,000 cash prize for the second year in a row. He and his TeamOrigin crew defeated Denmark's Jesper Radich 3-1, a victory that has lifted Ainslie to third in the World Match Race rankings.... [more]
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Sabots sailing towards Nationals at Wynyard
Peter Campbell,
Tasmania's young Sabot sailors got a taste of open water sailing in Bass Strait at the weekend when a fleet of 25 boats from around the State contested the Tasmanian Sabot Sailing Association's Northern Regatta at Wynyard on the north-west coast.... [more]
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Grand prix international yacht will race under New Zealand flag
Zoe Hawkins,
Grand prix international yacht will race under New Zealand flag - The boat is one of more than 200 expected to make the start of the 119nm race from Auckland to Russell on Friday 22 October, in a fleet that includes the impressive giant tri TeamVodafoneSailing, current multihull record holder Split Enz, two times line honours winner Taeping, and the Bakewell-White 52, Wired.... [more]
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Sydney City Marine plays a part in champion success
Jody O'Brien,
There is a well researched notion that proper preparation promotes premium performance, and with the first half of their 2010 season ending on a high at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, the Audi National IRC Champion, Loki, is solid proof of that.... [more]
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Close competition looms in Sydney City Marine X-Yachts Australia Cup
Jody O'Brien,
An impressive fleet of 13 X-Yachts will take to Sydney Harbour this Friday (October 15) in the Sydney City Marine X-Yachts Australia Cup. Ranging in size from biggest, the X-482 Gaia, to the smallest, the X-34 Matrix, the racing will be fiercely contested, with some well known names featured amongst the crew lists.... [more]
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Luderitz Speed Event 2010 - Records broken on day 1
Luderitz Speed Event,
Luderitz Speed Event 2010 - The first National Speed Record was broken within minutes of the start. Australian Kite surfer Tim Pumpa was the third competitor of the day to set a new national record – Best Kite Speed record for Australia with an official speed of 40.72 knots. The previous record was 33.94 knots.... [more]
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18 ft Skiffs on Sydney Harbour - Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy
Frank Quealey,
Australian 18 Footers League opened its 2010-2011 Season with the traditional Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy race on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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Images from Bermuda: Argo Group Gold Cup - Penultimate Day
SubZero Images/WMRT,
Images from the penultimate day of the Argo Group Gold Cup from SubZero Images. Having squeezed through the Qualifying Play-Offs, Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin now stands alone as the only skipper within the top five of the World Match Racing Tour to still be in contention of winning stage 8 of the series after a mix of epic battles decided the Quarter-Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup.... [more]
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Climate change hits SE Australia fish species
Climate change hits SE Australia fish species - CSIRO's Climate Adaptation and Wealth from Oceans Flagships have identified 43 species, representing about 30 per cent of the inshore fish families occurring in the region, that exhibited shifts thought to be climate-related.... [more]
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Jesse Martin to set off to sea in a Contessa 26
Des Ryan,
Australian sailor Jesse Martin, who remains the youngest solo non-stop unassisted sailor to cross opposite points of the globe in a single round the world voyage, and the young sailor that inspired fellow Australian sailor Jessica Watson in her solo voyage, is to set to sea again.... [more]
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Rescuers save two sailors' lives from treacherous Ledge
Sail-World Cruising,
After the 36ft Hunter Legend Summer Song lost its steering when passing close to the treacherous Peveril Point in the south east of Dorset, UK, this week, it ended up very quickly on Peveril Ledge. If it hadn't been for the super swift action of the Royal National Lifesaving Institiution (RNLI), the story could have had a very different ending.... [more]
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