World Match Tour stays with monohulls, doubles bonus prizemoney to US$500,000

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 15 Oct 2010

Watched the World Match Racing Tour press conference in London last night, to see that the interim results of our world-wide Sail-World monoull-multihull reader survey has ben considered very significant by that key ISAF event. See your votes really count.

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The Sail-World Team

Tornado is ready for the Olympic comeback
Andrew Dowley,
With the new and strict High Quality One Design concept, the Tornado is well prepared for the future and the Olympic Games. The new strict One Design Tornado has it all. The most modern Rig with an ultra light carbon mast which makes the Tornado still the most advanced Multihull available.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour filling the monohull void
Stuart Alexander,
The World Match Race Tour will continue to be raced in monohulls, despite the America's Cup, for which it was always seen as a training ground, switching to wing sail catamarans. 'The America's Cup will be very exciting,' said tour director Peter Gilmour in London, 'but there's a huge void there to fill. It's good timing for us.'... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans: The race in context - 28 years of history and drama
Velux 5 Oceans media,
What is now known as the Velux 5 Oceans Race, the singlehanded around the world race with stopovers has been sailed for almost 30 years, and has seen most of the worlds top and most revered singlehanded sailors compete.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - money increases - new boats - more venues
WMRT Media,
ISAF Match Racing World Championship, which is in its 22nd year and is now known as the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), today committed its future to monohull match racing and unveiled its future strategy which has been designed to ensure the growth and sustainability of the discipline.... [more]
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Perth 2011 - Test event entries filling fast
Tessa Parkinson,
Perth International Regatta (PIR) competitor entries are coming in 'thick and fast' generating excitement and anticipation for event organisers at Perth 2011. The PIR, held from 16th to 21st November 2010, will be the biggest sailing event ever to hit the shores of Fremantle, Western Australia. Perth 2011 has already received over 200 entries from 37 nations.... [more]
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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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World Match Racing Tour- Minoprio, Mirsky and Macgregor among speakers
Tom Traill,
World Match Racing Tour, the leading professional sailing series, will be holding a global press conference on Thursday 14th October in central London when key announcements about the international series will be made.... [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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Kites are King but a new SailRocket is coming along
Paul Larsen Sail-Rocket,
Whether you think a kite is a proper boat or not is a contentious issue. I don't think it is a boat in any form... but it is definitely a contender for the outright world speed sailing record and I don't even mind the ditch they are running down.... [more]
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Fun for Family Division in Sydney Marine X-Yachts Australia Cup
Jody O'Brien,
A Spanish philosopher called George Santayana, once said that the family is one of nature's masterpieces, and this Friday on Sydney Harbour – a collection of those masterpieces will be battling it out with each other on the water, vying for the winning position in the special family division of the Sydney City Marine X-Yachts Australia Cup.... [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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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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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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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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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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