Spithill wins Oz awards, 18 footers, Farr 40's and more

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 19 Oct 2010

It blew dogs off chains for the tail end of last week on the Oz east coast but there was still plenty of action around the world.

18ft Skiffs Life Members Trophy – De'Longhi an easy winner
Frank Quealey,
Simon Nearn, Peter Nicholson and Pedro Vezone, sailing together for the first time, brought De'Longhi home an easy winner of the Life Members Trophy 18ft Skiffs race on Sydney Harbour today.... [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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Peppers Anchorage Farr 40 2010 - Estate Master wins
Sam Crichton,
Peppers Anchorage Farr 40 2010 - Lisa and Martin Hill's Estate Master have won the regatta after a three day event that provided a liquorice all sorts of weather for the six teams racing. The final day of racing was held inshore on Port Stephens in a west- south west breeze that began the day at 18 knots and gradually decreased to eight knots for the last race of the regatta.... [more]
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Ker 46 Tonnerre De Breskens is RORC Yacht of the Year
Sydney Yachts Media,
This result has international significance as Sydney Yachts Managing Director Darren Williams pointed out. 'Early this year, Jason Ker and his team started development of the Sydney GTS 37 and 43, building on the design work they had carried out for the Ker 46 'Tonnerre'. It is therefore very pleasing to see Tonnerre voted RORC 'Yacht of the Year.... [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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Hanse Yachts debuts the new 545
Hanse Yachts,
Hanse Yachts debuts the new Windcraft - From 32 ft to 54ft the yachts designed by Judel –Vrolijk & Co in cooperation with the Hanse engineering and boat building team are again setting trends for production boat design.... [more]
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Rolex Trophy Series - Entries now open
Jennifer Crooks,
Rolex Trophy Series - Entries now open - Formerly known as the British Trophy, the Rolex Trophy Series was originally introduced to provide a competitive series in the even years between the biennial international teams racing series for the Southern Cross Cup. The Rolex Trophy Series has been run in its current fleet racing format since 1996 with individual yachts racing.... [more]
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Go Sailing Day - Record number of Clubs participating in 2010 edition
Mike Sabey,
Go Sailing Day - A record thirty five Port Phillip and regional yacht clubs are set to put out the welcome mat for this year's free annual community Go Sailing Day to be staged on Sunday seventh of November. Organised by Yachting Victoria, its being held on the first Sunday in November from 10am – 3pm*.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship - Jabin's Ramrod dominates
Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship,
Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship - Jabin's Ramrod dominates - On Friday (Oct. 15), the first of three days of racing, Ramrod won two races straight off the bat, in each case leaving second to defending champion Helmut Jahn (Chicago, Ill.) on Flash Gordon. When the two teams traded finish positions in race three, it left some hope.... [more]
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2010 VinaCapital Vietnam Race stopped by Super-Typhoon Megi
RHKYC Media,
Rear Commodore Sailing, Russ Parker, stressed that 'RHKYC regards safety as its first priority for all its events, particularly for its international Category 1 Offshore events. It would be unthinkable to send the boats out in front of such a storm.' It was with great regret that the unanimous decision was taken to postpone the this year's Vietnam Race.... [more]
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Vessel grounded at Broomes Head
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime is investigating the grounding overnight of a 12m timber motor cruiser at Broomes Head, on the North Coast.... [more]
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China Coast Regatta 2010 – bring it on, BRING IT ON!
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Yesterday's closer was further proof – as if any were needed – that when it comes to flat-out-racing-never-mind-the-frills, the RHKYC's China Coast Regatta is the very best in Asia. Three days of hard graft on the water closed out with a day of 20+ kts wind (at least two boats recorded 32 kts immediately pre-start), lumpy seas and a swell big enough to swallow the Committee Boat entirely.... [more]
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15 year old Angus MacGregor named Sailor of the Year with a Disability
Graeme Adam,
The 2010 Sailor of the Year with a Disability award has been won by Queensland teenager Angus MacGregor. Fifteen year old MacGregor's win follows his victory at the Access 2.3 World Championship earlier this year with his award coming after he was a finalist at the 2009 Australian Yachting Awards.The winners of the 2010 Australian Yachting Awards were announced in Sydney over the weekend... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Five skippers begin the journey of a lifetime
Sarah Hames,
Velux 5 Oceans - AND they're off! With the sun shining brightly and a fresh breeze blowing, the five international skippers in the Velux 5 Oceans blasted across the start line beginning a 30,000-mile adventure around the globe.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart race - She's the Culprit seeking vengeance
Peter Campbell,
Tasmanian yacht She's the Culprit will seek vengeance in this year's Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for the heartbreaking crash that forced the boat out of last year's race, just 30 minutes after the start on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Start to be streamed live on the internet
Velux 5 Oceans,
The start of theVelux 5 Oceans is set to be one of the biggest sporting spectacles of the year – you can now watch all the action streamed live over the internet. The US-based producers of On-The-Water Anarchy have confirmed that they will stream live video and audio from the shoreside ceremonies and start of the Velux 5 Oceans 2010 via the internet.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship 2010, Annapolis MD - Day 2
Farr 40 Media,
Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship 2010, Annapolis MD - Day 2 - Local knowledge of Chesapeake Bay tides and currents seemed to pay off for the crew of Ramrod, who consistently led the fleet around each and every mark. Large swells and 30 knot gusts did not phase Jabin, who boat handling skills and excellent crew work made for quite the show.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Scoring system and prize money announced
Velux 5 Oceans,
The scoring system that will be used for the 2010/11 edition of the Velux 5 Oceans can today be revealed. The winner of the Velux 5 Oceans will be the ocean racer who scores the most points over the course of the five gruelling ocean sprints which make up The Ultimate Solo Challenge. The Velux 5 Oceans skippers will be racing for their share of a massive €500,000 prize pot.... [more]
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RC 44 World Championship 2010 - James Spithill wins
Tim Jeffery,
RC 44 World Championship 2010 - BMW Oracle Racing team skipper James Spithill, guest helmsman Anders Myralf of Denmark and the crew of the yacht 17 today were crowned champions of the inaugural RC 44 World Championship for the Islas Canarias Puerto Calero Cup.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Time runs out for Australian skipper
Velux 5 Oceans,
The Velux 5 Oceans race management has announced that Australian Garry Golding will not compete in the 2010/11 edition of the race. With just one day until the start of the race, Golding has not arrived in La Rochelle, home of the Velux 5 Oceans. He has also not sailed a qualification passage which skippers must complete to prove both they are up to the challenge of sailing around the world.... [more]
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China Coast Regatta 2010 - more images from Guy Nowell
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
In good healthy 16-knt breeze, the trio of Mills approximately-40-footers (Ambush, Blondie and EFG Bank Mandrake) raced the three back-to-back raced practically in each others' pockets. 'The most fun I've had since a China Sea Series donkey's years ago,' said Jamie Boag.... [more]
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Farr 40 2010 Peppers Anchorage regatta - Icy Blasts stop Farr 40's
Farr 40 2010 Peppers Anchorage regatta -Port Stephens. With snow falling in the Blue Mountains and winds overnight reaching 40 knots, the crews from the Farr 40 fleet scheduled to race on Port Stephens today could do nothing but watch the whitecaps.... [more]
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New America's Cup Rule - second wingsail but big advantage remains
Richard Gladwell,
A revised version of the measurement rule has been released which will be used for the new AC72 class of catamaran to be sailed in the 34th America's Cup. As with any rule revision, the second release - just a few weeks after the first, tidies up some areas and clarifies others.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 North American Championships 2010 Day One
2010 Rolex Farr 40 North American Championships. - Postcard perfect start in a 15 knot, west north westerly, a beautiful sunny day. Results and images... [more]
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2010 Australian Yachting Awards - Excellence in sailing recognised
Craig Heydon,
Excellence in sailing recognised at 2010 Australian Yachting Awards - James Spithill was named Male Sailor of the Year after becoming the first Australian since John Bertrand in 1983 to helm an America's Cup winning boat. Spithill is a worthy recipient of the award after taking charge of the giant 90-foot multihull, USA-17, in the Deed-Of-Gift match against Alinghi in Valencia in February.... [more]
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Support Save Our Seas for a chance to win a holiday valued at $4,180
Save Our Seas,
Save Our Seas are on a membership drive. By simply visiting their website (www.saveourseasaustralia.com) and joining you could win yourself a holiday for two valued at $4,180 at Paradise Bay Eco Lodge in the tropical Whitsundays. Save Our Seas are out to raise awareness of the damage plastics and plastic bags are doing to the environment. Your membership helps them achieve this goal.... [more]
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Australian Yachting Awards - Spithill wins Male Sailor of the Year
BMW Oracle Racing,
BMW Oracle Racing proudly announced a few moments ago that team skipper James Spithill has won the Australian Male Sailor of the Year award for 2009-2010.Australian Yachting Awards: 'It's an honour to have won the award. I'd like to congratulate all the other competitors and nominees,'... [more]
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Australian Farr 40 season gets off to a flying start
Sam Crichton,
Australian Farr 40 season got underway today with racing at the Peppers Anchorage F40 regatta being held at Port Stephens on the mid north coast of New South Wales. Six teams are racing in this event with the Newcastle team from Phil Arnall's Anger Management making their class racing debut.... [more]
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Luderitz Speed Challenge - Spanish record tumbles
Luderitz Speed Challenge,
Another day of 'training' in Luderitz and another record broken. Today it was the turn of Marc Avella from Spain to set a new National record at 48.33knots! Tomorrow promises to be another record breaking day as big winds are forecast from early in the day and we are hoping for a 8.15am start.... [more]
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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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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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Cruising Singapore to the Equator - the Neptune Regatta 2011
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Singapore based yachties are planning an event next February that should be exciting for both cruising yachts and the racing fraternity. The Neptune Regatta, to start from Nongsa Point Marine, Batam, over the Singapore Strait from Singapore, on 01 February next year, will head south to the equator and back. For serious racers, it will be a race, but the cruising rally will take it more easily.... [more]
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Sailing boat Skipper lost in freak accident
KGW/Sail-World Cruising,
Who is the most important member of the crew to wear a life jacket or be harnessed on? The weakest member? The youngest? Those who can't swim? No, it's the Skipper! - the one whose most important in getting the sailing boat back to shore. This was underlined by a tragic incident this week where all the crew, the skipper's own children, had life jackets on, but not their father.... [more]
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Book of the Week - True Spirit
Rob Tickner,
'When I was young I was pretty much afraid of everything.' These are words from one of the most successful non-fiction books of the year, and according to the booksellers, 'True Spirit' by Jessica Watson, is still going strong.... [more]
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Australian Wooden Boat Festival - on its way again
Michael Goodwin,
Held every two years since 1994 the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, scheduled to happen again 11-14 February 2011, is now recognised as one of the top wooden boat events in the world. Staged on Hobart's historic Sullivans Cove waterfront docks the festival regularly attracts over 500 wooden boats of all shapes and sizes ranging from majestic tall ships to the smallest row boats.... [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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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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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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