A new world speed record 54 knots!!

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 14 Oct 2010

Like it or hate it the Kite Sailors have a firm grip on the 500 metre world speed record.

Yesterday a new world record was set in a 45 knot breeze. Imagine that in a multihull or a leadmine...

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New World Speed record - Alexandre Caizergues, kitesurfer hits 54.10 k
Tanguy Blondel,
Alexandre Caizergues beat the outright world speed record under sail with an average of 54.10 knots (100.19 km/hr) over 500 metres of the Luderitz channel (Namibia) yesterday. The young Frenchman is the new outright speed record holder. He has deposed Hydroptère and its 51.36 knots.... [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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America's Cup - New AC45 catamaran class takes shape
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
Iain Murray today inspected production of the new AC45 catamaran class. The AC45 is the little sister with attitude to the AC72. Both classes are fundamental parts of the transformation of the America's Cup. A one-design wingsail catamaran of 45 feet, the AC45 has been created to fulfill three roles... [more]
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New World Speed Sailing Record to Alex Caizergues plus Video
Luderitz Speed Challenge,
Alex Caizergues has officially set a new World Speed Sailing Record at 54.10 knots during his first run at 15h38 yesterday afternoon. Five New National records were broken on the same day. Insane videos from the trench at the speed record venue at Luderitz in Namibia.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Shakedown sail: Total success for activehouse.info
Spirit of Canada Sailing Team,
Derek Hatfield returns with a smile after a productive day on the water. For Derek Hatfield, today was a banner day. Today was the day that his brand new suit of sails were put through the paces and we are pleased to report that they performed beautifully. The skipper put in some serious miles today in the waters off of La Rochelle, France in advance of this weekend's Velux 5 Oceans Race start.... [more]
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RC 44 World Championship Match Racing medals awarded
MaxComm Communications,
The first three medals of the inaugural RC 44 World Championship for the Islas Canarias Puerto Calero Cup were awarded today in recognition of the match racing portion of the regatta.... [more]
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RC 44 World Championship 2010 - BMW-Oracle Gold and bronze
BMW Oracle Racing,
RC 44 World Championship 2010 - BMW Oracle Racing skipper Jimmy Spithill and the crew of 17 – Skip Baxter, Jonas Hviid-Nielsen, Kyle Langford, Joey Newton, Bryce Ruthenberg, Piet van Nieuwenhuyzen and Matt von Bibra – have captured the gold medal in the match racing portion of the RC 44 World Championship for the Islas Canarias Puerto Calero Cup.... [more]
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America's Cup Regatta Director Iain Murray inpects new AC45 class.
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
America's Cup Regatta Director Iain Murray today inspected production of the new AC45 catamaran class. The AC45 is the little sister with attitude to the AC72. Both classes are fundamental parts of the transformation of the America's Cup.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Christophe Bullens wins race against time
Velux 5 Oceans,
The Velux 5 Oceans has not even started yet and already Belgian ocean racer Christophe has been on an incredible voyage. After a nail-biting ten days, Christophe Bullens has confirmed he expects to be on the start line of the Velux 5 Oceans after securing a new boat for the race. With just five days to go, Christophe has bought the Eco 60 Artech from French yachtsman Jean-Baptiste Dejeanty.... [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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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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RC 44 World Championship day 2 - Another day of light and shifty
MaxComm Communication,
One race was held in very streaky, shifty conditions and the winners were 17, BMW Oracle Racing, Team Aqua, Ceeref and AEZ RC 44 Racing.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Overall victory and disappointment
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - British skipper Paul Campbell-James and his crew on board The Wave, Muscat has won the final event in Almeria of the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series™ securing overall victory in the 2010 series, beating pre-season favourites Groupe Edmond de Rothschild (Yann Guichard).... [more]
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Icom astounds Frankston Yacht Club with generous donation
Steven Cooke,
Icom Australia has donated valuable communications equipment to the Frankston Yacht Club. In the club's Annual Opening Ceremony, Commodore Ashley Daff recognised Icom's contribution, and thanked Managing Director of Icom Australia, Mr Takashi Aoki, by naming the ‘Aoki san'.... [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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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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Extreme 40s Day 2 - Big breeze and big action
Extreme 40 Media,
The second day of the final round of the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Almeria delivered exactly what it says on the tin... Extreme racing, on the limit of control, with an abundance of thrills and spills. The thousands of Spanish public who flocked to the race village today were enthralled as the boats flew past within touching distance of the stadium walls: 'It was unbelievable, the crowds give... [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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