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 28 Oct 2010

Australian's on top in three out of the ten Olpmpic sailing disciples.

Australia's Laser dinghy builders Performance Sailcraft literally cannot build them fast enough... they've been hiring and hiring and now need another experienced laminator.

Sail-World is reporting from Malaysia today, its not as hot as it was earlier in the week but now its down to the business end of the Asian Match Racing titles and 19 year old David Gilmour is in the frame for a Monsoon Cup berth.

News as it happens from Palau Duyong.

The Sail-World Team

Australia tops ISAF World Sailing Rankings
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team has a new world number one with Australian Women's Match Racing Team skipper Nicky Souter jumping to the top of the latest Women's Match Racing world ranking list. Souter's rise to the top of the Women's Match Racing rankings sees Australia jump to the top of the overall Olympic class number one rankings list with three out of the 10 number one crews hailing from Au... [more]
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Marine Industry Opportunity -Laminator- Boat Fitter NSW Central Coast
PSA Media,
An experienced laminator - boat fitter is required by the builders of the most popular sailing boat in the world - - the Olympic class Laser. This is a full time position, with an exciting event oriented company and a background in dinghy sailing will be regarded favourably.... [more]
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Gilmour Junior in Asian Qualifiers Semi finals ahead of Monsoon Cup,
There are already two Australian Teams in the final round of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour, the Monsoon Cup. There is total prize money of AUD$475,000 in this final event and in the next few hours we will discover if Peter Gilmour's Yanmar Racing and Torvar Mirsky's MRT will be joined by Gilmour Junior - David Gilmour.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Aussie gets lucky on USA TP52 boat that won
Lulu Roseman,
Rolex Middle Sea Race - The USA TP52 Lucky has won the Rolex Middle Sea Race with a little help from a man from downunder.... [more]
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Farr 30 World Championship 2010 - Pre-World action
Farr 30 Class Association,
Farr 30 World Championship 2010 - Two-time Tour De France a la Voile winner Courrier Dunkerque sent a statement to the fleet today and Monday with a dominant victory in the 5-race pre-worlds series in conditions that ranged from 30-knot thunderstorms to sunny, 5-knot zephyrs.... [more]
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships - Can he do it again?
Rory Ramsden,
This battle is going to go right down to the wire which is from where Michalis snatched the 2009 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships. 'Will he do it again?' may be the question on Thomas' mind.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings - 27 October 2010
World Match Racing Tour - The top three skippers on the open rankings remain the same with this ranking release, with Adam Minoprio (NZL) holding off the advances of Ben Ainslie. The real action is in the women's rankings where Nicky Souter (AUS) returns to the 1 position ahead of 2010 World Champion Lucy MacGregor (GBR).... [more]
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Route du Rhum - A Kiwi flying solo
Gaia Coretti,
Route du Rhum - Conrad Colman is on a solo course in every sense. From a nation where the currency of sailing success is Olympic medals, Whitbread/Volvo wins, America's Cup triumphs, Colman, 26, is pushing ever further into the world of solo and short handed ocean racing.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race – Down to the wire in Malta
Regatta News,
Rolex Middle Sea Race update, Wednesday October 27th: If you have any interest in peering at a yacht tracker incessantly, you would have surely been following the track of the J/122 Artie in the Rolex Middle Sea Race last night.... [more]
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Melbourne to Stanley Yacht Race - The return to Bass Strait
John Curnow,
Melbourne to Stanley Yacht Race: Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival begins in earnest this Saturday. However, well before the horses have had their morning workout, maybe about the time some of the human revellers will have hit their stride partying the night before, the crews in Melbourne to Stanley yacht race will begin making their way to the charming fishing port on Tasmania's North West coast... [more]
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America's Cup: Richard Worth explains the New Media Deal
Richard Gladwell,
Last Friday, Richard Worth, newly appointed to the role of Chairman, Management Board America's Cup Event Authority, was on stage at the Briefing for Prospective Competitors for the 34th America's Cup.The meeting took place in Paris and was the first chance for many of the prospective teams to hear from first hand Worth, and Regatta Director Iain Murray.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: We're doing 36kts..We've got no steering..Video
Volvo Ocean Rce Media,
There are just 367 sleeps left until the start of the next Volvo Ocean Race. When a TV show is made, pure necessity dictates that only a fraction of the footage is actually broadcast. Over the coming months we'd like to bring you some of these extraordinary moments in a new video series called 'Volvo Ocean Race Redux'.... [more]
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Try Sailing Day attracts record number of Clubs
Boating Industry Association,
Forty one of the top sailing, yachting and skiff clubs in NSW have pledged their support to the annual Try Sailing Day organised by the Boating Industry Association of NSW (BIA).... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Feeling lucky?
Alex Bocage,
Rolex Middle Sea Race - The group of boats that arrived at the finish line in Marsamxett Harbour this afternoon spent most of the 606 miles within reach of each other, and how they made some key tactical decisions along the way would make or break their results. Leading the pack was E1, followed two hours later by Wild Joe, Lucky, Pace, and Cantankerous all within a half hour of each other.... [more]
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America's Cup: Peyron brothers set to join forces for French Challenge
Agence Mer et Media,
After studying the matter for several months and following various discussions, the French sailors Loïck and Bruno Peyron are getting together in an attempt to unite the leading figures from French multihull sailing. This new challenge is being set up with the goal of bringing the America's Cup, which will be raced on multihulls in 2013... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race – Challenging conditions for all
Regatta News,
Rolex Middle Sea Race, Tuesday 26 October update: The island of Malta was raked with heavy rain and lightning storms for the second morning running. The accompanying turbulent wind and rain were hardly a welcome for Alegre as they reached the South Comino channel, and eventually crossed the line in Marsamxett Harbour at 0800, in third place on the water.... [more]
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Gilmour suffers first defeats as Malaysians come to the fore in AMRC
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
David Gilmour (AUS) Team Gilmour is one win away from reaching the Asian Match Racing Championship (AMRC) semi-finals, but his perfect record was crushed in stunning fashion by Reuben Corbett (NZL) Black Sheep Racing and his all-Malaysian crew at the five-star Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort and Spa today.... [more]
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Close of entries just over a month away for 30th Pittwater Coffs Race
Damian Devine,
With just over a month to close, entries are rolling in for the 30th Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Race hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, in association with Coffs Harbour Yacht Club.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup Qualifier - Asian Match Racing Championship: Hot racing
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
The Monsoon Cup, the final event in the ISAF World Match Racing Tour, is just a month away and nine crews racing in the Asian Match Racing Championship, being raced at Terengganu Malaysia are fighting for a single 2010 Monsoon Cup berth. After day two, David Gilmour, the 19 year West Australian university student is leading the round robin series with ten wins and two losses.... [more]
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Calling Sydney boaters – Cruise for a Cure to help sick children
Denby Browning,
Sydney boaters are needed for a great cause – to help put a smile on the faces of children battling cancer and their parents.... [more]
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City of Perth Sailing Regatta - Sailing action in the centre of Perth
Tessa Parkinson,
The City of Perth foreshore filled with energy yesterday when 35 Olympic sailing dinghies and 10 windsurfers competed in the City of Perth Sailing Regatta on the water area in front of Barrack Street, Perth.... [more]
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Amendments to the Yachting Australia Special Regulations
Craig Heydon,
Amendments to the Yachting Australia Special Regulations will take effect from 29 October 2010. The Special Regulations are published and applied to establish uniform minimum equipment, accommodation and training standards for racing boats and can be used as a guide for cruising boats.... [more]
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Belcher/Page 470 Team announce Belcher & Page Dream Raffle
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
The Belcher & Page London Challenge 2012, Audi, Hamilton Island and Sunsail are proud to announce the Belcher & Page Dream Raffle. The Dream Raffle grand prizes include: a choice of an Audi for a fortnight; 5 nights at qualia, Hamilton Island's luxury resort and Sunsail 7-night bareboat charter in the South Pacific.... [more]
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Kids Tackers program to help Victoria's stricken regional yacht clubs
Mike Sabey,
Yachting Victoria with the support of the Minister for Sport and Recreation, James Merlino is pleased to announce an immediate program to get primary school age children through regional Victoria to go sailing.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Line honours to Esimit Europa 2
Esimit led from the race start in Grand Harbour and managed to keep putting distance on Leopard until some 25 miles from the Strait of Messina where the maxi stopped in a big hole and their speed dropped away to zero.... [more]
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America's Cup: Entry process opens on 1 November
Richard Gladwell,
The America's Cup Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club, has announced the process for entry into the 34th America's Cup, ahead of the entry window opening on 1 November 2010 and closing on 31 March 2011. The only fee that is required with the lodgment of the Notice of Challenge is a $25,000 payment to America's Cup Properties Inc.... [more]
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Jeonnam-Jeju International Yacht Race 2010
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Decision-making appears to be strictly make-it-up-as-you-go-along. ‘It has been decided' and ‘it has been changed' are almost catch-phrases here, and such decisions as there are appear to be made with more consideration for political positioning than any desire to organise good racing for the sailors. The usual procedure of running a regatta according to a set of Sailing Instructions does not seem... [more]
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Notification of World Match Racing Tour host venue bidding process
The ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), sailing's premier global match racing tour, has opened the bidding process for cities, regions and countries from around the globe to enter the race for the right to host a stage of sailing's leading world series.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour leader racing in Sunseeker Australia Cup
John Roberson,
Some of the world's best sailors are coming to Perth in November for the Sunseeker Australia Cup, and the action in this gladiatorial match racing event will be on Perth Water, where just about every office in the CBD has a grandstand seat.... [more]
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Tasmanians win team race challenge againt West Kirby
Peter Campbell,
Talented young Tasmanian sailors Elliott Noye, George Jones and Nick Jones have led the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania to an international team racing challenge against the noted West Kirby Sailing Club from England.... [more]
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Hempel 36th Gosford – Lord Howe Island Yacht Race
Peter Campbell,
Half a century in design and hull construction separates race handicap favourites Veolia Maris and Balance going into next Saturday's Hempel Paints 36th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race, 414 nautical miles across the Tasman Sea.... [more]
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Vicsail appointed as Nautor's Swan Australia
Nautor's Swan is pleased to announce that Vicsail, an Australian market leader in yacht sales and network brokerage has been appointed as sales agent for Nautor's Swan in Australia and New Zealand under the name Nautor's Swan Australia.... [more]
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IFDS Blind Match Racing Championship at Royal Perth Yacht Club
David Staley,
IFDS Blind Match Racing Championship at Royal Perth Yacht Club - In July, the International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) formally requested the International Paralympic Committee introduce blind match racing as a new discipline within the Paralympic Sailing Competition commencing in 2016.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - One week until applications for entry close
Lisa Ratcliff,
Rolex Sydney Hobart - One week until applications for entry close - So far a fleet of 79 has been nominated for the 66th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and organisers are anticipating a final fleet of between 90 and 100 yachts will take to the stage that is Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day, December 26, for the great race south.... [more]
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Aust photographer launches project supporting education in Pakistan
Andrea Francolini,
Australian-based yachting photographer, Andrea Francolini, has launched a fundraising project called 'My-First-School' which will raise money to buy much-needed school equipment to support the education of children in Northern Pakistan.... [more]
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