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 15 Nov 2010

The Rooster Renamed - the ever busy email sp**m blockers hate rude words and so after struggling for the last five or six years, the ORCV's Boxing Day race, the Co** of the Bay has been renamed the Boxing Day Dash - at last! No more ****

The Sail-World weekly video selection has brought a flood of emails as sailors worldwide are keen to share their favourite video clips... we had great ones this last Friday, have you looked at them yet, don't miss them and this week's list is amazing with some historic and awful moments in sailing history revisited.

Does anywhere know where there is an English language commentated 49er Medal Race from Qingdao 2010?

Please keep your suggestions coming. There are a number of this week's videos that could bring tears to your eyes, laughing or crying.... will depend on your perspective.

The Win two Optis competition, one for the Kids and one for the Club has only 10 days to run. Get those entries in NOW.

Last summer's Win a Laser competition was won by a young Kiwi 16 year old, don't let them take the two Optis.

Whitsunday Rent a Yacht in the Whitsunday Harbour has come up with a good marketing plan. Bare boat charter holiday online auctions, now THAT could be interesting. We will follow this one.....

We talked to Big Fella about the AC this week in Auckland and last week to Ronstan about their new Melbourne factory. The founders Ron and Stan cut the ribbon, now that's pretty cool.

Lots more news so get reading...

The Sail-World Team

The Boxing Day Dash - New name and new Divisions
John Curnow,
The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's annual dash down Port Phillip has a new name – the Boxing Day Dash. Its former and oh-so-unfortunate name was an absolute delight for SPAM filters and they just don't tolerate that sort of language, or variations thereof, anymore. My how things change...... [more]
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America's Cup: Regatta Director Iain Murray reflects at Portside
Richard Gladwell,
One of the icons of Australian sailing Iain Murray, in his new capacity as Regatta Director for the ACWS and America's Cup events was in Auckland to check out progress on the first of the AC45's in Warkworth about 40 minutes drive north of Auckland. Here he reviews the progress made on the boat and regatta side of the 34th America's Cup... [more]
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Australia sailors rescued from Fiji bound sinking yacht,
NSW Marine Area Command Police have pulled off a challenging rescue in treacherous conditions, 15 hours out to sea, saving a couple from their sinking yacht. At 9.45am today the couple were successfully rescued after their emergency beacon (EPIRB) was activated at 3.15pm yesterday from their 13 metre yacht about 170 nautical miles (325km) east of Wollongong.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for Club - 10 days left enter now!! &,
The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more]
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Whitsunday Rent A Yacht launches industry first auction site
Toni Lucke,
The Whitsundays' longest operating bareboat charter company, Whitsunday Rent A Yacht (WRAY), has launched an online auction site directly targeting holiday makers in a marketing move unique to the bareboat industry.... [more]
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Sail Paradise on the Gold Coast - $10,000 in cash prizes
Rob Mundle,
Sail Paradise on the Gold Coast - $10,000 in cash prizes - All competing sailboats will be in the running to win a $1000 daily cash draw, and at the trophy presentation on the evening of 15 January three major prizes - $3000, $2000 and $1000 – will be drawn.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing notches two wins in support of 'Movember'
Tim Jeffery,
BMW Oracle Racing notches two wins in support of 'Movember' - BMW ORACLE Racing, led by its America's Cup-winning skipper James Spithill of Australia, won its two races against All4One, a combined French/German team.... [more]
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Australian Match Racing Championship - Evan Walker unbeaten
Peter Campbell,
Australian Match Racing Championship: Evan Walker unbeaten today - Walker, a graduate of the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy, is a former ISAF world youth champion, Australian Youth Sailor of the Year in 2005, a two times Australian match racing champion and two times winner of the prestigious Hardy Cup.... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup: Olympic helm to steer all-Chinese Jelik 5 team
Tracey Johnstone,
China's highly successful dinghy sailor, Xiaqun Song, will take the helm and lead the all-Chinese team of sailors on board the TP52, Jelik 5, next month in the Phuket Kings Cup Regatta. Song is a talented sailor representing China at the 2008 Olympic Games in the Yngling class along with her crew of Yanli Yu and Xiaoni Lie... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Class40 Route du Rhum Week 2 report
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - Throughout the first week of Class40 racing, competition was characteristically tight and filled with drama and humour. Thomas Ruyant on Destination Dunkerque took pole position mid-week as the Class40 fleet split with hotly-tipped Nicolas Troussel and Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne leading a breakaway pack east of the Azores High in search of a quick route to the NE Trade Winds.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - 28 days later, Brad Van Liew wins the first leg
Velux 5 Oceans,
American ocean racer Brad Van Liew today sailed into Cape Town to claim victory in the first ocean sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans. Under clear blue skies and with a fresh south easterly breeze, the 42-year-old from Charleston, South Carolina, blasted across the finish line in Table Bay at 5.51pm local time (3.51pm UTC) doing 10-12 knots in a 15-knot wind.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - America's Cup winner leads
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - James Spithill, winner of the 33rd America's Cup and defender of the 34th America's Cup, topped the standings on the opening day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai.... [more]
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Mission Worldrule - ORC and IRC start cooperation!
Hans Genthe,
At the hanseboot panel discussion 'Meet the Experts' on Wednesday, 3.11.2010, Wolfgang Schäfer was visibly proud to announce the cooperation of ORC and IRC to use the best of both systems for a standardised global formula. Volker Andrae, chairman of the GER-OO, Eckard von der Mosel, race manager of Kiel Week, ORC vice president Wolfgang Schäfer, Uwe Wenzel, RVS, germany, were debating.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs NSW Championship Race 2 - Two out of two
Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League,
While their win in Race 1 was an all-the-way victory, today was a totally different story as they only grabbed the lead at the final windward mark. Yandoo won the start from Gotta Love It 7 in a 2 rig North East wind around 17 knots and the pair soon moved ahead of the fleet.... [more]
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Route du Rhum-La Banque Postale - Jourdain makes history
Gaia Coretti,
In what has amounted to a very intense, tactical ninth edition of the Route du Rhum-La Banque Postale, with very many transitions and changes to negotiate Roland Jourdain sailed an impeccable race, consistently choosing a routing for best wind pressure rather than taking unnecessary risks to cut miles.... [more]
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Kidnapped Chandlers released by Somali pirates
Sail-World Round-up,
Somali pirates have released British cruising sailors Paul and Rachel Chandler today (Sunday) after holding them hostage for more than a year. Somali pirates kidnapped the retired couple on Oct. 23 last year - 388 days ago - after hijacking their 38-foot yacht Lynn Rival in the Indian Ocean off Seychelles.... [more]
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America's Cup: Dean Barker on The Last Waltz and ETNZ's Future
Richard Gladwell,
In Dubai for the start of the final ever round in the Louis Vuitton Trophy series, Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, spoke to Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Dean Barker on the end of an era of more than ten years sailing the America's Cup monohull; his recent experiences in the Extreme 40's; and his thoughts on the 34th America's Cup and Emirates Team New Zealand's situation regard tha... [more]
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America's Cup: Valencia's Mayor unhappy over missing venue choice
Stuart Alexander and Las Provincias,
A long and painful complaint has been lodged by Valencia over the selection of the venue for the 2013 America's Cup. According to a local newspaper, Las Provincias, the mayor of Valencia, Rita Barberá, has reprimanded BMW Oracle, for failing in what she sees as a commitment to hold the next, America's Cup 34, in Valencia.... [more]
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ISAF Annual Conference - Decision day
ISAF Annual Conference - It was a big decision making day at the 2010 ISAF Annual Conference in Athens as the Council voted on the some of the key decisions in the sport.... [more]
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Derwent Sailing Squadron Racing - Doctor Who still winning
Peter Campbell,
Derwent Sailing Squadron Racing - Twenty years ago this December, Hobart racing yacht Doctor Who and her owner Roger Jackman, added their names to ocean racing history when the yacht became only the second handicap winner of the Sydney Hobart Race under the then new IMS rating system.... [more]
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ISAF - Mixed multihull is an Olympic sailing discipline
Andrew Dowley,
ISAF council followed the recommendation of the ISAF Events committee with 19 votes in favour and 16 against. Multihull is back on the wave to the Olympics. This is a provisional result and there is still theoretically chance to change this result in May 2011 at the ISAF Meeting in St. Petersburg (RUS).... [more]
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Morna Cup won by British yachtsman Chris Bull
Peter Campbell,
Well known British yachtsman Chris Bull today sailed his newest yacht, the canting keel Cookson 50 Jazz, to an impressive victory in the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's classic short ocean race, the Morna Cup.... [more]
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Australian Match Racing Championships in Hobart
Peter Campbell,
Australian Match Racing Championships conducted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and using the club's Elliot 5.9 sports boats, the Hardy's Australian Open Match Racing Championship will run from Sunday, 14 November through to Wednesday, 17 November, followed by the women's event from Thursday, 18 November through to Sunday, 20 November.... [more]
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Sailing Videos of the Week - the Sail-World selection - the latest
The Sail-World Team,
More and more great sailing video footage is turning up 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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ISAF Conference: Gender balance skewed with 2016 Event selection
Richard Gladwell,
The International Sailing Federation's Events Committee have effectively skewed the gender balance in Olympic sailing, with its choices of Event for the 2016 Olympic Regatta, which were selected at its meeting in Athens on Wednesday. The reason for the imbalance is the selection of two Mixed classes (one male and one female sailor), when previously this type of Event has not been used in the O... [more]
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The 18th Surf to City Yacht Race will be held on 22nd January 2011
Nigel Statham,
The Surf to City Notice of Race is now available for download from No other race in Australia consists of two fleets, an offshore and inshore fleet, both starting and finishing at the same place. The Surf to City Yacht Race is also one of a handful of races that see both monohull and multihull yachts compete against each other.... [more]
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ISAF Presidents Report - 11 November 2010
ISAF Presidents Report - 11 November 2010 - ISAF President Göran Petersson set out the challenges ahead as he delivered his opening address, the President's Report, to the ISAF Council members during their first day of meetings at the 2010 ISAF Annual Conference held in Athens, Greece.... [more]
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Ronstan investing in Australian manufacturing
Brendan Maxwell,
While around the world manufacturing is moving from the major industrial countries to Asia, one of the world leaders in the marine industry Ronstan, one of the largest sailing and architectural hardware manufacturers in the world, is in fact expanding manufacturing operations on its home turf.... [more]
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Celebrate the Champagne Start to the Summer Season of Yacht Racing
Louise Bashford,
Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship – The Champagne Start to Sydney Yacht Racing Season • 27 & 28 November 2010 • Entries Flood In for this Premier Event • Enter now at [more]
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Route du Rhum - Safran lining up for the French West Indies
Soazig Guého,
With 500 miles to go to the Route du Rhum finish, Marc Guillemot and his fellow competitors are having to work flat out. Guadeloupe is still some way off. The trajectories taken by the six competitors in the north show that nothing has settled down with a wind fluctuating from the south-east to the south-west.... [more]
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Old Salts of Yachting race for the Inaugural Holey Dollar Veterans Cup
Louise Bashford,
Is your boat over 30 years old? Or are you 15 years old and have a 75 year old boat? Are you 75 and have a 15 year old boat? 89? And bought your first boat last year? Come join the Old Salts for the Holey Dollar Veterans Cup... [more]
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30th Pittwater to Coffs Race - entries roll in
Damian Damian,
With just under a month to close, entries continue to roll in for the 30th Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Race and over the past week a further handful of entries have been received through including the Elliot 57 ‘Future Shock', Craig Ellis' green machine from the CYC.... [more]
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49ers - theatre style in Perth
Jerelyn Beihl,
The International 49er class will be performing a second test of 'Theatre Style' racing in Perth, Australia on November 14th.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Minoprio dismisses rivals Williams and Mirsky
Current ISAF Match Racing World Champion, Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing believes Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar and Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team pose no threat to his quest to win this year's Championship.... [more]
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