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 17 Nov 2010

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After the Athens ISAF conference comes the post-mortems, our analysis has been picked on the world stage. We have much more on that in the coming weeks.

Now the spotlight switches to the Perth 2010 event. Sail-World's team will be on the ground there.

Then it's the Sunseeker Cup, again in Perth and then we are off to Malaysia for the $500,000 Monsoon Cup and at then the Phuket King's Cup in Thailand.

Sail-World's weekly selection of sailing videos has taken on a life of its own. It's already grabbed a big audience and we are receiving suggestions from around the world. Have a look at last week's if you have not already and we have so more funny, sad and amazing videos for you to look at on Friday.

We had a big response to our world-wide survey on Match Racing and will be releasing the full data set to all the respondents in the next day, we will then provide an in depth report for our whole audience.

Just a selection of our news, as always in this newsletter, with much more on site, from around Australia and the world.

With editors and sub-editors around the world, there is are up to 40 stories a day from a wide variety of sources, being published on the 12 Sail-World sites and that number will go to 16 in 2011.

We are easily the largest sailing news network world -wide and certainly much of the world these days sees sailing with a slight Aussie accent.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World scene

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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Perth International Regatta – Day one challenging conditions
Richard Palfreyman,
Perth International Regatta's first day of racing – the test event for next year's Perth 2011 Sailing World Championships - provided the Men's Full Rig Laser sailors with challenging conditions until the sea breeze filled in for the second race.... [more]
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Wolverines live at 2010 Short Ocean Racing Championship
Louise Bashford,
The Wolverines are guaranteed to make Middle Harbour Yacht Club's shore-side beach 'party central' with their live performance for regatta competitors, their guests and anyone keen to join the crowd. Multi talented and Multi-Award winning, these boys have been recognised both for their performance and recording expertise.... [more]
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What's Next from McConaghys?
Blue Robinson,
December 2010 will also see the completion of the first Harry Dunning designed McConaghy 38 OD at McConaghy's Zhuhai facility in China, before being shipped to Sydney in January, in readiness for test sails and racing during the 2011 Australian summer. Jono Morris and his team at McConaghy's have high praise for the McConaghy 38 OD.... [more]
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AIS Awards - Four nominations for Australian Sailing Team
Craig Heydon,
The accolades continue to come in for the Australian Sailing Team following the announcement of the finalists for the 2010 Australian Institute of Sport Awards.... [more]
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18th Harken Intl Youth Match Racing Championships kicks off tomorrow
Damian Devine, RPAYC,
The 18th annual Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships, one of the premier events for youth on the match racing circuit gets underway tomorrow on Pittwater with the competitor registration, weigh-in and training session followed by an event launch in the evening at the host club, The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.... [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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Sunseeker Australia Cup 2010
Kelly Scott - Royal Perth Yacht Club,
Sunseeker Australia Cup 2010 - The City of Perth has some added excitement this month with the 2010 Sunseeker Australia Cup from Wednesday 24th - Saturday 27th November. The finals will be held on Perth Water on Saturday afternoon 27th November.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Wildcard Hansen thinks Ainslie should win World title
Hansen, who has a strong record at the Monsoon Cup having twice finished on the podium, is relishing the chance of getting back to Kuala Terengganu and signing off his season with a strong performance. Hansen said 'I actually think Ben [Ainslie] will win, he's in good form.'... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing defeats Synergy
Tim Jeffery - BMW Oracle Racing,
BMW Oracle Racing kept its winning streak intact on Day 3 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai, but only just.... [more]
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ISAF Olympic Fallout - From the Kiteboard Association
We surely made a huge step forward at this year's ISAF annual conference with regards to kiteboarding's participation in the 2016 Olympic Games, however at the moment there are only 2 medals available for 4 possible board sport event which up till now only allow for a limited number of choices.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Spithill unbeaten
Louis Vuitton Trophy,
James Spithill, the youngest skipper to win the America's Cup, continued an unbroken record today as his BMW Oracle Racing team posted two more victories in close match racing. Spithill was merciless in his opening match against Italian Francesco Bruni steering Synergy Russian Sailing. Spithill waited until the last minute of the pre-start before swooping in to attack.... [more]
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ISAF Olympic fallout - From the Star Class
ISAF - The Star class fully supports the ISAF decision-making process and the eventual outcome. We understand and appreciate many of the challenges ISAF faces in making our sport more attractive to the media and we believe the Star can make unique and valuable contributions in this area.... [more]
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Australian Match Racing Championship Hobart - Kiwi surprise
Peter Campbell,
In a day of upsets, Stephanie Hazard and her crew of Jenna Hansen, Susannah Pyatt and Nichola Trudget won five straight match races in the second round-robin. The women are all members of the New Zealand Sailing Team, each of them coming from a successful dinghy background.... [more]
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SailTV: Louis Vuitton Trophy: Live and Replay
See live and replay coverage of the final ever event in the Louis Vuitton Trophy sailed at Dubai, UAE. The event is now being covered with video and we expect to see some spectacular images. Live and replay coverage of other major sailing events, is also available from the same menu, along with the Louis Vuitton Trophy replays.... [more]
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Racing - What do you do when a crew member falls overboard?
Blue skies, good solid breezes, dolphins on the start out of Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney Australia -- probably not so much fun for the wet crew member off the J24 J-Spot... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Videos of the week
Velux 5 Oceans,
The Sail-World team brings you the latest videos from the Velux 5 Oceans race. The skippers are sharing the action with you via a dedicated on board camera system that enables broadcast and web feeds from anywhere at sea.... [more]
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Images from Dubai: Sailing in the Sunset
Juerg Kaufmann,
Top international photographer, Juerg Kaufmann is on site in Dubai, UAE, for the final edition of the Louis Vuitton Trophy. At the end of the first day, racing continued well into the sunset providing these spectacular images.... [more]
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Flying 11 Showcase Tour at 2010 Victorian Dinghy Championships
Mark Long,
In talking to various sailing groups in Melbourne about the plan to showcase the F11, all have agreed that there are obvious merits to this size & type of youth boat slotting into the youth 'pathway'. The next step is to have sailing clubs host the F11 showcase for a short time, so that their sailing members can view a potential option to help encourage & maintain 'participation' in our chosen sp... [more]
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ISAF's Annual Conference - Multihull 2016 update from Paul Pascoe
Paul Pascoe,
Paul Pascoe reflects on the International Sailing Federation's Annual Conference in Athens, Greece. Pascoe led the multihull representatives as chairman of the Multihull Commission. 'The following is not an official report from the ISAF Multihull Commission, but an unofficial account including a number of personal opinions on the subject of multihulls and the process of getting them back into the... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Gear failure affects race against Synergy
Mascalzone Latino,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - It was another tense day on the waters off Dubai for Mascalzone Latino Audi Team that lost the only race against Synergy when a defective halyard clip suddenly opened, causing the spinnaker to come down.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing holds top place
Tim Jeffery,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing scored another two victories today at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai and remains atop the leaderboard with four wins from four races.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - British sailors face Australian test
Lindsey Bell,
Perth International Regatta - Triple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie returns to Finn class action at the Perth International Regatta, which gets underway off the shores of Fremantle on Tuesday (16 November).... [more]
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Trailable Yacht Festival report
Rob Ballard,
Trailable Yacht Festival 2010 - Victorian trailable yacht owners enjoyed a sunny weekend at Melbourne's docklands area early this month at the 2010 Trailable Yacht Festival. The Festival was organized by the Trailable Yacht Division of Yachting Victoria and hosted by Docklands Yacht Club. It is the sixth year of the Festival, now an annual event on the Victorian trailable yacht calendar.... [more]
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Bids for IODA Championships 2012
IODA Championships 2012 - Members can make a thorough evaluation of each bid during the Worlds in Malaysia. Presentations for the World Championships will be given on the afternoon of January 3rd 2011. For the Continental Championships, the presentations will be made during the appropriate Continental meeting - details of provisional meeting times can be found on the IODA website.... [more]
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Australian Match Racing Championship - Mackenzie the big mover
Peter Campbell,
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia skipper Will Mackenzie was the big mover in today's second round of competition in the Hardy's Australian match racing championship on Hobart's River Derwent. Conditions were again cold and wet for most of the day, with the wind varying from eight knots to a brief southerly that hit 24 knots.... [more]
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Future Shock enters Coffs Harbour Race, with a difference!
Scott Gilbert,
One of the most well known offshore racing yachts in Australia over many years has again entered the Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race for 2011.... [more]
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Paul and Rachel Chandler released after 388 days
Cruising Association,
Throughout Paul and Rachel's ordeal the Association has kept in close touch with representatives of their families. Soon after Paul and Rachel's capture we were advised that publicity would only encourage hostage-takers to believe their ransom demands would be met and that it would delay Paul and Rachel's release.... [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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Hydroptè - 'Flying boat' dips its wings in Lake Geneva
Simon Bradley,
Hydroptè - A revolutionary Franco-Swiss 'flying yacht' project that aims to smash the round-the-world sailing record has started testing on Lake Geneva.... [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: 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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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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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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