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 05 Nov 2010

Sail-World is running more and more videos in its news and we've decided to have a weekly selection of key sailing videos from each week, plus some great old ones. Have a look at this weeks selection, Some mindblowing stuff.

This week its Try Sailing Day in NSW, so you need to make a point of telling like suspects amongst your friends, workmates and neighbours that its a great chance to Try Sailing.

Lots of we will leave you to it.

The Sail-World Team

Sailing Videos of the Week - the Sail-World selection
The Sail-World Team,
There is more and more video footage being published online. For your enjoyment Sail-World is going to bring you a mixture of the latests and greatest and some historic footage each week. If you'd like to make sure everyone sees the best old stuff, give us your feedback.... [more]
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Try Sailing Day - this Sunday 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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Gosford to Lord Howe - Missing' yacht Frantic finally reaches port
Peter Campbell,
The Hempel Paints Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race yacht Frantic has safely reached Newcastle Harbour after being out of radio communication since the start of the 414 nautical mile race last Saturday, 30 October.... [more]
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Match Racing - Monohulls or Multihulls – Have your say!! Two days
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' - just two days to go, so enter now!! Complete the quick survey below and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces... [more]
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Route du Rhum - The battle of the Atlantic
Vincent Borde,
Route du Rhum - Whilst Groupama 3 has just passed the midway mark in the race in exactly the same position as the winner of the 2006 edition after four days of sailing, her main rival, Sodebo, has just finished her stint through headwinds and is now hurtling along on a direct course towards the finish.... [more]
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Groupama 3: The battle of the Atlantic starts in the Route du Rhum
Franck Cammas,
At this very moment in the Route du Rhum La Banque Postale, Franck Cammas has a 346 mile lead over Thomas Coville, making an average speed of twenty knots over 17 hours or simply 26 knots over thirteen hours. Whilst Groupama 3 has just passed the midway mark in the race in exactly the same position as the winner of the 2006 edition after four days of sailing, her main rival, Sodebo, has just finis... [more]
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Oman Air Majan - Interview with Skipper aboard bulk carrier
Into the Blue,
Sidney Gavignet took part in a telephone interview with Sam Davies while once aboard bulk carrier Kavo Alexander. After we jumped over a wave, probably a little harder than others, I heard a crack and I thought it was the dagger board even if the top of it was higher than deck level which is quite far up... [more]
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Ronstan Indian Ocean Classic - Great weekend with impressive turnout
Diana Barzotto-Boggon,
Ronstan Indian Ocean Classic was held 30-31 October 2010 at Fremantle Sailing Club, Fremantle, Western Australia in the same waters that will be a hive of activity in only a couple of weeks time for the Perth International Regatta.... [more]
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Olympic Sailing: New multihull analysis asks hard questions of ISAF
Richard Gladwell and UKCRA,
Just over a week before the start of the International Sailing Federation's Annual Meeting in Athens, Greece the vociferous UK Catamaran Racing Association has issued an analysis, which not surprisingly makes a strong case for the inclusion of a Multihull Event in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta. Three years ago, at the same conference in Estoril, Portugal, the various Olympic class politicia... [more]
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Australian Youth Sailing Team support staff sought
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is calling for expressions of interest for support staff for the OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team for the 2011 Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships.... [more]
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Blame it on El Nina
Bob Wonders,
Heavy rain soaks Australia's eastern seaboard. Queensland experienced the wettest September in the State's history; the nation, Australia, its wettest October since records have been kept.... [more]
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Club Marine Series - Hot new French boat set to make a splash
Mike Sabey,
Based at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, Penfold Audi Sports is an Archambault A31 state of the art new breed of international racers,... [more]
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ISAF Publish Notice of Race for 2011 Team Racing Worlds
ISAF World Sailing,
ISAF Publish Notice of Race for 2011 Team Racing Worlds - Following the successful launch of an Under 21 competition at the 2005 Team Worlds, the 2011 championship will again feature racing in both the open competition, for the ISAF Team Racing World Championship Trophy, and in an Under 21 competition for the Ciudad de Gandia Trophy.... [more]
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Australian Sailing Team release 2010 highlights video
Craig Heydon,
Australian Sailing Team release 2010 highlights video - The year began in style with Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen finishing second at the 2010 49er World Championship in the Bahamas, fighting their way back through the fleet after a tough start to the regatta to bring home the Silver medal.... [more]
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John Bertrand guest speaker - seats still available
Eric Wegman,
At a fundraising dinner at Royal Brighton Yacht Club on Friday 12 November America's Cup winner and Etchells World sailing champion John Bertrand and Brighton's English Channel swimmer Richard Payne will compare notes over dinner at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club. John prefers being on the water and Richard likes being in the water.... [more]
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Belcher, Page, Kovalenko and Mitchell say 'It's My Life'
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page, Australian 470 Men's World Champion sailors, have two new girls on their team. Australian World Champion gymnast, Lauren Mitchell, joined the team to officiate at the christening of Belcher and Page's new 470 Olympic dinghy and bestow a name to the boat that they are hoping will win them an Olympic gold medal and other trophies along the way.... [more]
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Etchells Australasian Winter Championship 2011 - Musto leads team
Tracey Johnstone,
Musto, Australia's leading marine apparel company, is the headline naming rights sponsor for the 2011 Etchells Australasian Winter Championship. Musto has a proud history of supporting the Mooloolaba Etchells with the 2011 instalment marking the fourth consecutive year Musto has been involved with the event.... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - More on the Olympic Decision
Sail-World Readers,
Sail-World readers comment on the Olympic decisions for November - following the 'Olympic Decision - will ISAF get caught by a Yorker?' and the earlier 'Olympic sailing destined for another major jolt at Athens in November'. You can have your say by clicking on the reply form on the bottom of!th... [more]
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Route du Rhum-La Banque Postale: Raw emotions
Route du Rhum,
Route du Rhum-La Banque Postale and on day three heartache, contentment and grim determination are just three of the raw emotions surfacing once again. Sidney Gavignet on Air Oman Majan was awaiting rescue this evening, 200 miles north east of the Azores after sustaining substantial damage to the leeward front beam of his trimaran.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - Sidney Gavignet activates distress beacon
Gaia Coretti,
Route du Rhum - At 1648hrs (GMT+1) the skipper of Oman Air Majan, Sidney Gavignet called to say that his boat has suffered a major damage to the leeward front beam.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Francesco Bruni outlines his vision
World Match Racing Tour - Francesco Bruni (ITA) Bruni Racing Team may not be in the reckoning to win this year's ISAF Match Racing World Champion crown however that has not dented the ambition of this inspirational Italian to win the second most prestigious prize on the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) - the Monsoon Cup.... [more]
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ORC and RORC working together towards common goal
Trish Jenkins,
Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Union Nationale pour La Course au Large (UNCL), joint owners of the IRC rating rule, have been in discussion with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) about the possibility of creating a unified organisation to govern yacht ratings worldwide. This initiative to bring the world offshore rating systems together was endorsed by ISAF following its AGM in 2009 in Korea... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race supports World Yacht Racing Forum for the third year
Laila Anbar,
World Yacht Racing Forum organisers are pleased to announce the addition of the Volvo Ocean Race as Platinum Partner of the 2010 edition of the Forum from 14-15 December in Estoril, Portugal.... [more]
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New disposal system nets large number of flares
NSW Maritime,
NSW Maritime reports that almost 6000 flares have been deposited since a new partnership for their safe disposal began in March. Early indications were that boaters had got the message and were responding enthusiastically to safely dispose of flares and keep them out of landfill.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Hatfield shaves off his moustache at equator crossing
Velux 5 Oceans,
Canadian solo sailor first person ever to take part in ‘Movember' from middle of ocean. Ocean racer Derek Hatfield made a special offering to Neptune as he passed the Equator yesterday – by shaving off his iconic moustache. The 57-year-old has crossed the Equator many times and has always honoured the tradition among sailors of performing a ritual to appease King Neptune, ancient god of the seas.... [more]
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Banque Populaire V on standby for Trophy Jules Verne attempt
Banque Populaire V/,
Pascal Bid├ęgorry and his men are officially on stand-by for the start of their attempt on the Trophy Jules Verne. For the fourteen men who will sail her and their ground router Marcel van Triest, the wait for a favourable weather window has begun.... [more]
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Gosford to Lord Howe Island - Aircraft locates ‘missing' yacht
Peter Campbell,
Lord Howe Island search aircraft late this afternoon located the ‘missing' yacht Frantic which had been competing in the Hempel Paints 37th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race. Frantic, skippered by Michael Martin from Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, had not been in radio contact with the race organisers, Gosford Sailing Club... [more]
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McConaghy 38 (MC38) is cause for excitement
John Curnow,
It won't be long before we see the anticipated arrival of the exciting McConaghy 38. Setting new benchmarks in one design yacht racing this boat has been meticulously designed and engineered and crafted by world renowned boat builders, McConaghy Boats... [more]
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Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race has 102 applications - here is list
Lisa Ratcliff,
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race has 102 applications - Organising club, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and naming rights sponsor Rolex are delighted with the roll-up which will include legends and luminaries and plenty of newcomers as well as the regulars now synonymous with the legendary blue water race. Here is the full application list.... [more]
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PSA - Book a PSA Laser Training Day with coach Laura Baldwin
Laura Baldwin,
After the success of the first series of PSA Laser Coaching Clinics hosted in the Autumn this year at various clubs in New South Wales and Victoria, PSA is offering a new spring series of training days.... [more]
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US Sailing's 2011 Rolex Miami OCR – Registration now open
Dana Paxton,
US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR is the second regatta of the 2010-2011 ISAF Sailing World Cup and will bring together the world's top sailors for elite-level competition in the classes selected for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from January 23-29, 2011.... [more]
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