STOP THE PRESSES - Tom Slingsby - World Sailor of the Year

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 10 Nov 2010

He did not like sailing much, his sisters used to have to bribe him 20c each race to stay on the boat, when he first started, but now Australia's Tom Slingsby has been named ISAF World Sailor of the Year.

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STOP PRESS: Tom Slingsby wins 2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of Year,
Australian Tom Slingsby has been named the 2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year, becoming the first Australian to win the prestigious award which was announced at a gala ceremony in Athens, Greece, overnight.... [more]
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Tom Slingsby - a well deserved World Sailor of the Year
John Curnow,
A little while ago, we saw how Tom Slingsby had no sooner won his third Laser World Championship, than he took to the air to get back in Australia. Once here, he got his foiling Moth out and took to the air, yet again, in preparation for the Moth Worlds on Lake Macquarie.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - Cammas and Groupama take transatlantic solo victory
Vincent Borde,
Franck Cammas' achievement is a sizeable one on a trimaran spanning 31.5 metres in length and 22.5 metres wide! After a triumphant departure from Saint Malo where they took the lead of the fleet from the off, Groupama 3 and her skipper led the Ultimate fleet virtually from beginning to end, only conceding their leadership during the first 24 hours.... [more]
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IRC Congress and IRC 2011
IRC 2011 - The annual IRC Congress was held in Istanbul, Turkey over the weekend of 16 – 17 October. The meetings were a great success thanks in significant part to the efforts of the Turkish Offshore Racing Club.... [more]
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Club Marine Series - New French design cleans up in first race
Mike Sabey,
Club Marine Series race - David Ellis' hot new French thirty one footer Penfold Audi opened its major events campaign with a nail biting victory in the first heat of the Club Marine Series sailed on Port Phillip last weekend.... [more]
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Queendland Cherub State Championships go off with a Big Bang
Rolf Lunsmann,
The local crew of Tim Robba and James Chilman sailing Big Bang took out the 2010-11 Queensland Cherub State Championships sailed at Darling Point Sailing Squadron on the weekend of 6-7 November. Robba and Chilman narrowly edged out another local team of Andrew Triggell and Chris Anderson in Tradesmans Entrance and a saw off a strong challenge from four NSW boats to take the five race series.... [more]
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Lipton Cup Regatta 20-21 November 2010, Melbourne
David Seaman,
With ten days to go, preparations are well underway for the 2010 Lipton Cup Regatta in Melbourne. The Regatta, now in it's fourth year, is the premier two day keelboat event in the pre-Christmas calendar on Port Phillip. With over 65 yachts already entered, the spread of boats is large, from the SB3s to the 50 foot plus racing yachts such as Couger II and Living Doll.... [more]
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IRC opens the door to composite rigging and more fun!
Future Fibres,
IRC - At the May 2010 meeting of the IRC Technical committee it was noted that 'the technology of composite standing rigging has matured significantly in recent years to the extent that it is now becoming close to mainstream. There is now evidence that composite standing rigging has a life expectancy at least that of steel rod rigging.'... [more]
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ISAF Conference: Kiteboarding with Kristin Boese + Videos
2010 ISAF Conference,
The common perception is that the ISAF Conference is loaded to the gunnels with blue blazered middle aged and elderly men talking a language few others in the sailing world would understand. This year the ISAF are running a blog reporting on the events and presentations and people at the event. Here's one of the gems of sailing and a great piece of video from the Women's Forum at the Confere... [more]
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Channel 7 Sports Star of the Year Award and South Aus. Sports Awards
Vicki Hughes,
Channel 7 Sports Star of the Year Award and SA Sports Awards - Yachting South Australia members Andrew Saies and Bob Schahinger are finalists in the prestigious sporting awards to be announced on 20th November at the Awards Presentation Dinner at the Entertainment Centre.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - A winner in waiting?
Gaia Coretti,
Route du Rhum - Franck Cammas is in the throes of what should logically be his final tacks on Groupama 3 this evening, ones which should take him to a sweet but hard earned victory in this ninth edition of the Route du Rhum-La Banque Postale.... [more]
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America's Cup: Team New Zealand signs BMW Oracle coach
Richard Gladwell,
Australian newspaper, the Bendigo Advertiser reports that Glenn Ashby, America's Cup coach and seven times World A-class catamaran champion, plus Olympic silver medalist and Tornado world champion has signed with Team New Zealand for the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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BMW Berlin Match Race - Hansen takes title
Cedric Ohle,
BMW Berlin Match Race has been won by Bjorn Hansen (Sweden), who defeated Markus Wieser (Germany) 2-0 in the Final.... [more]
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Yngling NSW championship - On a countback
Peter Campbell,
The new champion is Karma, steered by Gary Wogas with his crew of Sandy Fesq and Ruth McCann, ending the four year winning streak of Hamish Jarrett, sailing his new boat Miss Pibb.... [more]
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China Cup Int Regatta 2010: not as good as it thinks it is
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
There were a lot of people at Longcheer last weekend having a lot of fun. We know, they said so. Well done China Cup for putting on a good show. No doubt a regatta in China is a fun-filled novelty if you live in Chicago, or France, or Turkey. But will they all be back again in a year's time for some more hot, close racing? We're no so sure about that. Even some ‘local' competitors – local, as in H... [more]
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16ft Skiffs - Fluid back on top with a bit of luck
James Bury,
Clint Bowen has steered Fluid Building Services to multiple titles at club, state and national level over the past decade by demanding plenty of himself and those on the boat. Bowen is in front after the first two (of six) heats but is taking nothing for granted, especially given the unpredictable weather of late.... [more]
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Qantas gives Perth 2011 the Spirit of Australia
Tessa Parkinson,
Qantas gives Perth 2011 the Spirit of Australia - Qantas has signed on as a silver level sponsor and will assist Perth 2011 in transporting teams and officials to Western Australia and will promote Perth 2011 domestically and internationally.... [more]
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Dragon NSW Championship - Andrew York's Wizzardry wins
Peter Campbell,
Dragon NSW Championship - Andrew York wins - The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron conducted the regatta over the extended weekend with two races sailed last Friday, three on Saturday and the final three on Sunday in a wide range of conditions on the harbour, from a ‘lottery' on Friday to perfect weather for the final day.... [more]
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Smart One joins with Club Marine
Tim Jones,
Smart One joins with Club Marine - The Yacht Sentinel, with its inbuilt GPS, not only remotely tracks a user's boat, but can also alert the user to such emergencies as power failure, flooding or unauthorised entry.... [more]
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Seawind buys Corsair and bolsters global network
Jeni Bone,
Perhaps the biggest news in the marine industry in terms of mergers and acquisitions, Seawind Catamarans has bought Corsair Marine, forging a multihull behemoth on all continents and raise the profile of both brands. In this exclusive interview, Sales & Marketing manager for Seawind, Brent Vaughan, explains the reasons, the benefits for both brands and what international customers can expect.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year - Australian sailors go to Athens
Craig Heydon,
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year - Australian sailors go to Athens - Laser sailor Tom Slingsby and 470 crew Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page are both aiming to be the first Australians to be named the winner of the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award, the most prestigious award in the sport.... [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 on the Olympic Events by!clicking_here... [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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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - First test sailing in Dubai
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - As preparations continue for the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai, two of the four race boats being used in the event sailed for the first time at the venue on Sunday afternoon. At 1300, All4One and Emirates Team New Zealand went sailing for an afternoon testing session in the two boats supplied by the Kiwi team. The other two boats for the event, from BMW Oracle Racing, wil... [more]
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NSW 18ft Skiff Championship Race 1 - Jarvin and a different crew
Frank Quealey,
2010-2011 NSW 18ft Skiff Championship Race 1 of the five race series on Sydney Harbour today. The race was sailed in a 15-knot North-East breeze and all teams elected to carry their bigger 1 rigs. From the outset, Gotta Love It 7 had boat speed and height to windward and quickly set the pace to the windward mark at Beashel Buoy.... [more]
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World Record Attempt - Five weeks till crew applications close
Ian Thomson,
Save Our Seas Ocean Racing Around Australia Record attempt on Brindabella has positions available to experienced sailors. The record attempt will take place in May 2011 and with 12 spots on the crew open to sailors around the world, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in a world record attempt. What's more you get to attempt this record on Australia's most famous racing yacht... [more]
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Manly to Paradise NOR and Online Entry Now Available
Suellen Hurling,
The Manly to Paradise race will commence at 0900 hours on Moreton Bay east of Green Island on Sat January 8th 2011. The boats will sail north to Finders Reef off the tip of Cape Moreton then south along the coastlines of Moreton and Stradbroke Islands, finishing off Main Beach at Surfers Paradise.... [more]
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More air time with Tom Slingsby
John Curnow,
A little while ago, we saw how Tom Slingsby had no sooner won his third Laser World Championship, than he took to the air to get back in Australia. Once here, he got his foiling Moth out and took to the air, yet again, in preparation for the Heaven Can Wait event on Lake Macquarie.... [more]
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The REAL challenges for Olympic Sailing
Rob Size, 470 sailor,
The overwhelming response to this Olympic shake down has been focused around the classes sailed at the Games. This is an important issue no doubt, but in no way the most significant challenge sailing faces as an Olympic sport. The number one challenge faced by sailing as an Olympic sport is the disappointing way in which it is presented on television.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama's logical plan
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - With less than a year to go to the start, the fourth and final update this week comes from Team Groupama, skippered by offshore specialist, Franck Cammas.... [more]
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