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 08 Dec 2010

The 2009 Hobart winner is looking for a new mast after it ran aground and there was a towing attempt.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Overall Winner's fortunes change
Lisa Ratcliff,
Rolex Sydney Hobart overall winner's fortunes change - Fortunes have changed dramatically for last year's Rolex Sydney Hobart overall winner Andrew Saies whose South Australian Beneteau First 40 Two True has suffered a mast breakage during the delivery to Sydney for the Boxing Day start of this year's ocean classic.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010: top boats under pressure as light winds remain
Tracey Johnstone,
The 24th King's Cup fleet are back out on the water today with softening winds and smooth water forecasted in day three of the regatta.... [more]
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Oracle RC 44 Cup Miami opens with testing conditions
BMW Oracle,
Oracle RC 44 Cup Miami opens with testing conditions - Sailing in northwesterly winds blowing over 20 knots that faded later in the afternoon, Ellison and Coutts have a 4-2 record as they attempt to seal the 2010 RC 44 Season Championship. The crew began the event with a 2-point lead in the season standings.... [more]
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Heading for Sail Paradise on the Gold Coast - via Hobart!
Rob Mundle,
Heading for Sail Paradise on the Gold Coast - via Hobart! - Bill Wild, who recently purchased the highly competitive Reichel/Pugh 55 Yendys and renamed her Rodd & Gunn Wedgetail, plans to sail the yacht more than 1600 nautical miles just to be at the Marinonics Sail Paradise series on the Gold Coast next month.... [more]
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Rolex Trophy Series attracts top fleet
Di Pearson,
Sailing enthusiasts will be treated to spectacular racing when a world-class fleet lines up for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Trophy One-Design Series off Sydney from 10-12 December.... [more]
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Etchells Nationals 2011 - Audi sailing connection continues
Audi Etchells Nationals Media,
Etchells Nationals 2011 - Audi, the prestige automotive company, has been firmly associated with sailing in Australian in recent years.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010 - 'apres racing'
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Phuket King's Cup 2010: what to do after racing? First crack a bottle of Mont Clair champagne, and then when the sun goes down head to the party at Mom Tri's Boathouse, just along the sand from the Kata Beach Resort... [more]
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Rock stars doing it tough at Sail Sydney
Di Pearson,
The Sail Down Under series is an open event, meaning that everyone from youth sailors to masters' competitors can take on world champions and after the second day of competition, it is obvious that not all of the young guns are in awe of their more accomplished heroes.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2010: pictures, and a taste of sunshine
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Two days into the regatta, and a lot more pictures later than you ever see in the press releases and race reports... for the man with the camera, the day started with a stranding on the beach when the camera RIB was discovered to have a punctured tube. Oh dear, but anyway we made it out to the race course - a little delayed - in time to find a bit of sunshine, and a moderate breeze... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup 2010: Evolution Racing dominant on race course
Tracey Johnstone,
It was a day of costly tactical calls , protest flags and changes in the leader board in the second day racing in the 24th Phuket King's Cup. Evolution Racing demanded attention from this Racing class rivals, delivering two first places. This team were determined to prove the boat and crew capabilities in short and long races reading the weather, tide and local topography correctly.... [more]
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Australian crews stay near the top on day two of Sail Sydney
Craig Heydon,
Day two of Sail Sydney featured some promising results for the Australian Sailing Team. Jessica Crisp continued her strong run in the RS:X class and ended the day in a three-way tie for the lead with Flavia Tartaglini of Italy and Jannicke Stalstrom of Norway.... [more]
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Tall Ships, Cruiser/Racer Yachts to compete in King of the Derwent
Peter Campbell,
The Derwent Sailing Squadron has included a Cruiser/Racer Yachts division and a Tall Ships division in the Jeanneau King of the Derwent, to be sailed on Sunday, 2 January 2011.... [more]
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New world speed record ratification - Charlotte Consorti
John Reed,
The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record... [more]
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Tassie Trio Launch at Ocean Racing Club of Victoria
John Curnow,
Tassie Trio Launch - Ocean Racing Club of Victoria - Just under 50 boats will take to the world-renowned Bass Strait on December 27, bound for Tasmania. The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's annual Tassie Trio comprises of three fleets. One goes to Launceston, which is Australia's oldest ocean race. In 2010, the Melbourne to Launceston (M2L) event is 103 years old.... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup 2010: good news, more wind expected on day two
Tracey Johnstone,
Day two of the Phuket King's Cup looks like delivering some good news for both the sailors and the race committee with stronger winds forecasted. After a light-wind, tactically challenging day yesterday, the sailors will enjoy some more puff if the predicted 10 knot plus east, south-easter eventuates.... [more]
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B&G launches powerful wave technology processor
Jamie Millar/Estelle Baldry,
B&G has launched its impressive new WTP3 Wave Technology Processor, providing competitive sailors the accuracy and performance they demand.... [more]
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More on-the-water images from Phuket King's Cup 2010
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
It was a grey and uninviting day to start the Phuket King's Cup 2010. On the breakfast deck at the Kata Beach Resort we could hear the RO over the VHF, winding up for an AP flag. So, another round of toast. Then when we did get down to the beach, the camera boat blew its steering - fortunately before we had waded out from the beach and splashed aboard... [more]
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King Ben takes the Monsoon Cup 2010
Monsoon Cup 2010 Media,
A thrilling five race final at the 2010 Monsoon Cup. Coming into this event a lot was a stake – the Monsoon Cup 2010 and the ISAF Match Racing World Championship.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup: Ainslie wins the slugfest of Terengganu
Richard Gladwell,
Newly crowned World match racing champion, Ben Ainslie added the Monsoon Cup to his bulging trophy cabinet with a win in the 2010 Monsoon Cup off Terengganu River, Malaysia, today. After what most consider to be a disappointing year for triple Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie, he and his TeamOrigin crew had all to sail for after winning the World Match Championship a few hours before.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Estrella Damm's team director Jan Santana
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - Estrella Damm's team director Jan Santana - Eighteen months of detailed planning and preparation, delivering a competitive IMOCA Open 60 programme for the home based Barcelona boat Estrella Damm along with skippers Alex Pella and Pepe Ribes brings a certain amount of added pressure as start day draws ever closer... [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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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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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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