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 29 Nov 2010

The Sail-World Team is heading offshore this week.

Its Malaysia for the US$475,000 Monsoon Cup with three Australian skippers, Peter Gilmour, Torvar Mirsky and Keith Swinton part of the star studded field. We will bring you the latest news.

But there has been lots happening across Australia so here are the latest reports.

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America's Cup: 1987 Defence Head dies after car crash and Sail-World,
Kevin Parry, the man who backed Australia's defence of the 1987 America's Cup in Fremantle, has died after a car rollover in Bullsbrook on Friday. Police said the 77-year-old Bullsbrook man was only kilometres away from his home when his Toyota Prado rolled on Warbrook Rd at about 4.20pm. He died as a result of injuries from the crash.... [more]
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Australia Day Sandy Bay Regatta 2011 - Hobart link
Peter Campbell,
Australia Day Sandy Bay Regatta 2011 - Sydney and Hobart are Australia's two oldest seaports, with colonial sailing and rowing enthusiasts organising the nation's first regattas on Sydney Harbour on the River Derwent back in the early 1800s.... [more]
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Australian Farr 40 Circuit - Kokomo wins MHYC SSORC division
Sam Crichton,
Australian Farr 40 Circuit: In the third event in the 2010-2011 circuit, the Middle Harbour Yacht Club Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) was won by Lang Walker's Kokomo after two days of racing on the Manly Circle off Sydney heads... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Cape Town superstition
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - A year from now, the Volvo Open 70 fleet will be arriving into the first port of call in the 2011 - 12 Volvo Ocean Race, Cape Town. ‘The tavern of the seas' will be a safe haven after the proving ground of the first 6,500 nautical miles of the race.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup welcomes Royal Sailor
The Monsoon Cup is set once again to welcome its patron the King of Malaysia, Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, His Royal Highness Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Almarhum Al-Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billal Shah for the event's curtain raiser, the Coronation Cup on 30 November, held especially in honour of His Royal Highness.... [more]
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Sailing Videos of the Week - Sail-World selection - ouch and more ouch
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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2010-2011 NSW 18ft Skiff Championship - Gotta Love It 7 champion
Frank Quealey,
Gotta Love It 7's team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage secured the 2010-2011 NSW 18ft Skiff Championship win with another outstanding victory. In a fading North-East to East breeze Gotta Love It 7 led from early on the first spinnaker run.... [more]
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SSORC Day Two - Images from Crosbie Lorimer
Crosbie Lorimer,
The strong northeasterly breezes from yesterday's racing persisted through the night, leaving an impressive swell today for the offshore courses on the second day of the Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship. Sadly the sun did not return today and with a gradually dying northerly that rarely topped 1o knots the various fleets were presented with some challenging racing conditions.... [more]
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Endeavour Yachts Memorial Regatta 2011
Grant Mckellar,
The Botany Bay Yacht Club in Sydney Australia will be holding the Endeavour Yachts National and State Championships from the 14th to 16th of January 2011.The racing will be held on the great waters of Botany Bay in a mix of windward/leeward and Olympic courses under the clubs race management.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Emirates Team NZ takes Last Waltz
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Racing in its second home, Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai today, defeating the USA's BMW Oracle Racing in two straight races.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle congratulates Team New Zealand
Tim Jeffery,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing fell short of its goal of winning the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai, the final regatta for the America's Cup Class, when Emirates Team New Zealand scored a 2-0 victory in the final.... [more]
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34th America's Cup announces partnership with Louis Vuitton
Stephanie Martin,
34th America's Cup - The next major step in realizing its new vision, the America's Cup Event Authority introduced its first partner, Louis Vuitton. A continuation of its 30-year long association with the America's Cup, the fashion house will present the prize, the Louis Vuitton Cup, to the winner of the Challenger Series, as well as serve as Official Timing for the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup win to Phil Robertson
John Roberson,
Robertson, who is a graduate of one of the toughest match racing academies in the world, run by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, had a roller-coaster ride through this regatta.... [more]
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Swinton's Black Swan Racing Takes Final Monsoon Cup Berth
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
Just a few days before the 2010 Monsoon Cup, the final event of the World Match Racing Tour to be sailed in Terengganu, Malaysia, the remaining place in the field of 12 skippers has been finalised at the Sunseeker Australia Cup in Perth, Western Australia.... [more]
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Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship - Blast around the Harbour
Sol Walkling,
Greeted by a strong nor'easter and 90 racing skiffs just shy of the start line, the SSORC Seven Islands fleet sported a fast downwind start for their course around the harbour. The fleet was a colourful tapestry of lots of sailors with a common interest looking for that adrenalin rush.....from a 30 year old Holland 30 to the high performance 'Shortwave' with Matthew Short on helm and OAM and... [more]
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Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship images from Howard Wright
Howard Wright,IMAGE Professional Photography,
Howard Wright,IMAGE Professional Photography, presents this gallery of images captured at the 33rd Annual Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championshp... [more]
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America's Cup: The Party Line out of Dubai
The blog on reports on the Potential Competitor and Media Briefing held in Dubai before the start of the Semi-Finals of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai. Consistent with the stance taken at the previous Potential Competitor Briefing there were no names released of teams or attendees or clubs.... [more]
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Potential challengers front for America's Cup briefing in Dubai
Stuart Alexander. The Independent,
The Independent's yachting correspondent, Stuart Walker attended a briefing for potential competitors in the 34th America's Cup and media at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai. He reports: Hurry up and wait was the message for a whole raft of potential America's Cup challengers meeting in conference as the swan-song regatta of the Louis Vuitton Trophy series switched to fleet racing in Dubai.... [more]
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Will the America's Cup be Twenty20 or the Ashes?
David Fuller,
Will the America's Cup be Twenty20 or the Ashes? - Perhaps it is the size of the population Or the strength of domestic sporting competitions that the USA doesn't have the same international sporting rivalries that are enjoyed elsewhere in the world.... [more]
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Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship 2010 - Tight Racing
Louise Bashford,
Loki reigning SSORC champion - impressive quest to maintain his title Farr 40's in close battle finishing within seconds of each other... [more]
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Royal Thai Navy set to fly flag of Thailand at Phuket King's Cup
Event Media,
The eyes of the sailing world will be upon Phuket for the 2010 Phuket King's Cup Regatta as the event attracts participants from all around the world and media from all corners of the globe report on the international sailing event.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - No rest for racers as preparation begins for next leg
Velux 5 Oceans,
The first ocean sprint from La Rochelle to Cape Town is still fresh in the minds of the Velux 5 Oceans skippers – for some, it is not yet over – but already work has begun preparing the fleet of Eco 60 yachts for the next round of gruelling ocean racing.... [more]
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2011 ISAF Nations Cup Notice of Race published
The Notice of Race for the 2011 ISAF Nations Cup has been published on the ISAF website. The Notice of Race also includes the ISAF Member National Authority (MNA) allocations for the Regional Finals, ie which nations can compete in which Regional Final.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - Two Brits, an Aussie and a Kiwi
John Roberson,
Three nationalities and a stack of talent have made it through to the semi-finals of the Sunseeker Australia Cup. Ian Williams, who has won the world championship twice, also progressed into the semi-finals in three straight races over local skipper Keith Swinton.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - New Points System and 2011 Tour Schedule
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has unveiled a new scoring system for the 2011. Under the new scheme the winner of each stage will still win 25 points but the runner up and third place will now receive 22 and 19 respectively compared to the existing model of 20 and 15.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - World Tour leader Richard defeated
John Roberson,
Phil Robertson eliminated the world number one, Frenchman Mathieu Richard in the quarter-finals of the Sunseeker Australia Cup. In the other quarter-final this morning, Britain's Ian Williams downed local skipper Keith Swinton in three straight races, to progress to the semi-finals that will be sailed on Saturday morning, before the final in the afternoon.... [more]
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Raja Muda 2010 – Penang-Langkawi – ‘A race of two halves'
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
In Class 4, Mat Salleh sailed a blinder to not only win her division, but also post the best corrected time of the entire fleet. The crew motto is ‘Tonight we Drink, Tomorrow we Sail!' but indications are that celebrations went on a lot longer than last night.... [more]
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