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 03 Dec 2010

Its Friday Prayers here in Terengganu Malasia, where the Sail-World Team is reporting for the Monsoon Cup. Crunch time this afternoon for Mirsky and Gilmour, with the cut looming.

Make sure you watch the live action on Sail-World.

The evening press conference will be on around 2030 - there will be cheers and tears.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

Monsoon Cup - Live on - coverage starts at 1000hrs local time
Monsoon Cup,
Follow the Monoon Cup Live - on Follow the action and see which skipper will win the Monsoon Cup 2010. Coverage starts at 1000hrs local time or 1500hrs in NZ on Friday; 1300hrs in Sydney; 2100hrs in New York and 0210hrs in London. Click on the link button on the right. or in the player belowleow... [more]
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Sail Brisbane - Final day highlights available online now
Craig Heydon,
Sail Brisbane - Final day highlights available online now - The opening round of the 2010 Sail Down Under Series finished up on Thursday with the final day of Sail Brisbane. Held at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, 103 crews battled it out for honours on Moreton Bay.... [more]
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WSSR Council ratifies New World Speed Sailing Record
John Reed,
WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team - 5 wins and 2 losses at the Monsoon Cup
Kinley Fowler,
Monsoon Cup: Day two got underway in the rain, but all was not miserable for MRT as they consolidated today with a scoreline of 5 wins and 2 losses.... [more]
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Yacht Racing Design and Technology Symposium partners North Sails
Bernard Schopfer,
The Yacht Racing Design & Technology Symposium is pleased to announce a new partnership with North Sails, which joins the second edition of the Symposium as Gold Partner.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Central Lechera Asturiana dismasted
Barcelona World Race,
Central Lechera Asturiana was dismasted very early this morning while on delivery passage to Barcelona for the start of the Barcelona World Race. The crew are safe, not injured and are making to Cascais, Lisbon.... [more]
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1973 Whitbread racer to join Volvo Legends - Copernicus confirms entry
Volvo Ocean Race,
Polish yacht Copernicus, the smallest yacht to complete the very first Whitbread Round the World Race (the forerunner of the Volvo Ocean Race) in 1973-74 will join Great Britain II/Whitbread Heritage on the start line of the Volvo Ocean Race Legends, the first official reunion and regatta to be held in Alicante next year and celebrating the first 10 races held over 37 years.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup Day 2 – Brits lead the charge
Monsoon Cup 2010 Media,
The Monsoon Cup, the prestigious final round of the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour being sailed in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia has turned the hard fought world of top level match racing upside down... [more]
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Sail Brisbane - Dead heat, OCS and excitement on final day
Craig Heydon,
A dead heat, OCS calls and cream rising feature on Sail Brisbane's final day. Conditions were much improved for the fourth day of the Sail Brisbane regatta, and the competitors put on a show.... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds has 112 entries but will we see a solid wing sail?
Pat Langley,
With just over a month to go before race one of the Zhik Moth Worlds, regatta organizers have received a talent filled 112 entries from ten countries who are all ready to test themselves and their boats on Lake Macquarie NSW, Australia in January 2011.... [more]
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Perfect Christmas Gift for sailors whilst helping to Save Our Seas
Ian Thomson,
Buy an SOS membership, get a copy of the book Dare to Dream, a crew t-shirt and possibly win a holiday valued at $4,180 Better still you will help Save Our Seas with all funds from the sale of the membership going to help Ian Thomson tour Australian schools to talk of the damage plastic bags and plastics are doing to our environment.... [more]
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Sail Brisbane - Video, trackers, and crazy weather draw on-line crowds
Craig Heydon,
Sail Brisbane - Video, trackers, and crazy weather draw on-line crowds - Also on the course was a video crew, recording live footage which has been posted to the site. This has been edited to include footage from head cams worn by competitors such as RS:X board sailor, Luke Baillie.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup Day One - An up and down day for YANMAR Racing
YANMAR Racing media,
In their first Round Robin match of the 2010 Monsoon Cup, the final round of the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour, Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing team, twice Monsoon Cup Champions, were pitched against triple Olympic Gold medallist Ben Ainslie and his TEAMORIGIN crew... [more]
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Excellent Paralympic fleet for 2011 Sail Auckland
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
Sail Auckland 2011 is shaping up to gather the best fleet of Paralympic sailors ever to be seen in New Zealand with a number of international sailors entered and planning to attend the February regatta and line up against New Zealand's local Paralympic sailors.... [more]
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Canadian sail team could challenge for America's Cup
Dave Perkins,
Toronto may be closer to the World Series than we all think. No, not that World Series. I mean the newly created America's Cup World Series, the pinnacle of big-time yacht racing, for which a Canada-wide challenge, to be put forth by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club at a cost of $30 million to $45 million, is being discussed.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Barker bids adieu to the America's Cup Class
Louis Vuitton Media,
Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Dean Barker is in a reflective mood as the America's Cup Class era ends in Dubai, UAE, and the top professional team in the world are faced with having to start over again, if they are to mount a challenge for the 34th America's Cup... [more]
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2011 Notice of Race published
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2011 - The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today published the Notice of Race for the 2011 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, the 41st edition of the championship being held in Zadar, Croatia from 7 to 16 July 2011.... [more]
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Zhik Australian 49er Championship 2010-11 – Day four
Margaret Jensen,
Zhik Australian 49er Championship 2010-11 saw more light breezes and a little rain on the last day of racing fail to dampen the fleet's enthusiasm. Consistent scores among the front runners ensured no major upsets, although the Kiwis Peter Burling and Blair Tuke kept the leaders honest by winning the second race of the day, Outteridge and Jensen coming in third... [more]
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Monsoon Cup Day 2 - Is there blood in the water? Sharks?
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
Mixing the metaphors, at the Press conference at the end of Monsoon Cup Day One, the World Match Racing Championship tour leader Mathieu Richard looked like a rabbit caught in the headlights.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Monsoon Cup - Wide Open after Day One
Monsoon Cup 2010 Media,
The ninth event of the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour and the biggest event of the year, the Monsoon Cup is underway in Terengganu, Malaysia.... [more]
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Gordon Haselhurst Coventry Reef Race - Pocket rockets hot for revenge
Laurie Flynne,
After a weekend dominated by the big boats in Royal Freshwater Bay's Roland Smith and Gordon Craig ocean races, the smaller early-season stars will be looking to regain credibility in next weekend's Gordon Haselhurst Coventry Reef Race, a popular forty-eight miler conducted by Fremantle Sailing Club.... [more]
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Sail Brisbane day 3 - Crazy weather chaos
Craig Heydon,
Abandoned races, too much wind, too little wind and torrential rain were all served up to the competitors on day three of Sail Brisbane. The effect of the changing wind speeds was clearly seen on the tracking devices. In the first race the RS:X and Moth sailors were reaching speeds of up to 20 knots, but by the second race the wind had dropped to below six knots.... [more]
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Francolini Photo prints as presents - Don't run out of time!
Andrea Francolini,
The big shopping frenzy has already started and everyone is scrambling to get their shopping done. Don't get left behind if you want a print. The labs are already feeling the work load increase and the postal service will certainly not get any faster in the coming weeks.... [more]
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Sydney's Manly Ferry - A unique perspective
Andrea Francolini,
The Manly Ferry with no sun..... Andrea Francolini has recently been shooting on the ferry only while it has been raining – which was not that hard to do in this past month – and still managed to find some interesting angles even with out much light.... [more]
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Outteridge and Jensen win their second Australian 49er Championship
Craig Heydon,
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen has continued with their winning ways, picking up their second Australian 49er Championship on Wednesday on Lake Macquarie.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race start to be broadcast throughout Asia
Jennifer Crooks,
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race start is to be broadcast throughout Asia. The Australia Network has been granted rights by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, to broadcast the entire ninety minute start program of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2010 to 31 million homes across 45 countries in Asia, the Pacific and the Indian sub-continent.... [more]
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Aspiring Olympian Mat Belcher volunteers for his home club
Suellen Hurling,
Mat Belcher's goal is to represent his country at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 470 Class with fellow team mate and crew Malcolm Page.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2009 - Start images from Howard Wright
Howard Wright images,
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography, presents this gallery of images captured at the start of the 65th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2009.... [more]
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Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - Garry Linacre a top man for the top
John Curnow,
CYCA - He's been in the post for a few months now, but the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Commodore, Garry Linacre, is not new to the scene or the sport, for that matter. On the contrary, Garry is eminently qualified for the role and above all of that, is one hell of a nice guy... [more]
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