It's all happening – we just spent two days at the Moth Australian titles, where Nathan Outteridge scored five bullets in six races. The action was fantastic. If you can get on the water at Lake Macquarie, for the worlds of the Worlds, get there, but you will need to be really careful.
You will need eyes everywhere, these guys are lightning fast and they sail as some very odd angles. Its particularly difficult below the pin, so if official boats are waving you back its for sa reason.
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We have some crazy action from the Moths, as you can see right here!!
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Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team
Moth Pre-World Action Photos Sail-World.com, Sail-World.com has been on Lake Macquarie for the Moth Pre-Worlds. Here are a few of our action images. There will be lots more during the Worlds... [more] Share this story
Epigen 2010/11 International Cadet National Championships wrap up. John Curnow, 71 crews recently completed their International Cadet national titles, hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club on the shores of Melbourne's Port Phillip. Of the 142 competitors taking part, it was fantastic to see that 49 of them were girls, seven of whom are now also part of the National team, as a result of their on-water efforts.... [more] Share this story
Audi Victoria Week - Entries Closing Monday 10th January Audi Victoria Week media, The post-Christmas entry rush has hit the Sailing Administrators of Audi Victoria Week, with numbers hitting 300 confirmed entrants. Event Manager Jav Greaves said, 'we are well on our way to achieving our target of 400 boats and given the way that the phones at RGYC have been ringing hot today, we hope to exceed this, making AVW the largest keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere'.... [more] Share this story
Moth Worlds 2011 - Can Aussies beat the Brits at something?? Sail-World.com, Sail-World.com interviewed Simon Payne, the British sailor who is the current Moth World Champion at the Australian Titles on Lake Macquarie NSW.... [more] Share this story
29er World Championship Day 4 - Leaders hold strong Jerelyn Biehl, 29er World Championship: day 4 - Tavella and Greggi continue to lead - Rivals in the series continue to be Pepe Bettini and Fernando Gwozdz who remain 2 points behind in second, but who also won a race for the day.... [more] Share this story
OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship - Follow online Craig Heydon, OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship - Follow online - Those who can't get to Georges River 16 Foot Sailing Club to see the action in person can keep up to date on their computers at home or in the office.... [more] Share this story
Zhik Moth Australian Championship - Outteridge shines Pat Langley, Australian Nathan Outteridge sent a strong message to his rivals for the forthcoming Zhik 2011 Moth Worlds. In race one of the day, the left hand side of the race track was heavily favoured and resulted in most competitors approaching the top mark on the port tack layline.... [more] Share this story
Sydney Rigging Specialists announce New Director Bruce Clark, Sydney Rigging Specialists are happy to announce the appointment of Craig Garnett as a new director to the company joining Bruce Clark and Peter Gardner who started the company 15 years ago.... [more] Share this story
International Dragons - Prince Philip Cup decided today John Curnow, Today is meant to be the last day of racing on Melbourne's Port Phillip for the International Dragons. They have been involved in the Australasian Championship for the Prince Philip Cup, which is the lead up event for their World Championships next week, which will also be held at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.... [more] Share this story
Mirror Worlds - Perfect Conditions but drama on day 4 Anthony Galante, Day 4 of the 2011 Landcorp Mirror Worlds started with a fresh sou-westerly with the fleet bathed in sunshine. Hard work was the motto of the day for sailors in the 15 knot breeze. The day ended in drama following the disqualification of the Championship leader after completing only one circle in a two-circle penalty for pumping under Rule 42.... [more] Share this story
Optimist (IODA) World Championship - Poonpat (THA) retains lead Optimist Class Association, Noppakao Poonpat, despite an OCS in the second race and a 16th in the final race of the day, remains ahead by eight points... [more] Share this story
Barcelona World Race - Breeze at last Barcelona World Race, Barcelona World Race - While Barcelona and the rest of Spain was last night and today celebrating the Festival of the Three Magic Kings, the Barcelona World RACE skippers, for the first time in recent days, shared the same present; the gift of good breezes.... [more] Share this story
Australian Finn Championship - Racing remains tight at the top Tim Castles, Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) and Ed Wright (GBR) had indentical results today. Rob McMillan (AUS) had his best day of the regatta so far. He was the runaway leader in the first race.... [more] Share this story
Fountaine Pajot announces launch of new Salina 48 Evolution Kate Elkington, With upgrades inspired by Fountaine Pajot's exclusive Flagship range, the exciting new Salina 48 Evolution has been launched to critical acclaim.... [more] Share this story
12ft Skiff Interdominion Invitation Race - Kiwis come out swinging Di Pearson, Sailing and swimming joined forces in the Invitation Race ahead of the first day of racing at the 51st SLAM 12 Foot Skiff Interdominion Championship on the Parramatta River this afternoon - and it was a Kiwi crew that handled the squally conditions better than the rest.... [more] Share this story
Zhik Moth Pre-Worlds 2011 – Crash sequence Sail-World.com, Zhik Moth Pre-Worlds 2011 – There are two International Moth sailing configurations High ride and Low ride. IMCA Australian President Scott Babbage has selflessly demonstrated one of the two downspeed transition methods for the benefit of Sail-World readers world-wide.... [more] Share this story
About Time wins the Pittwater Coffs Series Damian Devine, With the series now complete, the 30th Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Offshore Series is over for another year with Julian Farren-Price's Cookson 12 'About Time' from the CYCA, the boat built for Coffs Harbour, has emulated what he achieved in 2009, picking up the double winning both the coveted IRC 226nm Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race and overall series crowns for the second time in three years.... [more] Share this story
Tasar Nationals - Nev Wittey and J-C Strong sail a 'Stunner' Nicole Douglass, Heat 6 was sailed in a fickle easterly yesterday after a one-and-a-half-hour postponement ashore for competitors. In 4 to 9 knots, and racing through the channel between Shark Island and Point Piper, crews learned or re-learned that Sydney Harbour is a challenging place to sail. For more information, images, or the full results go to www.tasarnationals.com.au.... [more] Share this story
Another win for 'About Time' in South Solitary Island Race Damian Devine, CYCA's Julian Farren-Price's Cookson 12 ' About Time' clocked up another emphatic win in today's South Solitary Island Race, the final race of the series. Farren-Price, who has had a flawless series with three wins and a second, sailed another excellent race to lead the fleet home on handicap. He won today's South Solitary Island race with a close 20 second victory over Bob Steel's TP52 'Quest'.... [more] Share this story
47th Sabot National Championship - Need for Speed wins Peter McIntosh, Young man for all seasons Henry Makin came from behind with a blistering finish to win the 47th Australian Sabot Championships on the final day of racing in Wynyard, Tasmania.... [more] Share this story
Mirror Worlds day 3 - Leader board hots up in blistering conditions Anthony Galante, Things are hotting up on the leader board in the 2011 LandCorp Mirror World Championships as five teams from 5 nations jostle for the title. Showing the versatility of the Mirror, GBR's teenage sensations Millie Newman and Jessica Rust are in front being challenged by 2007 World Champ, Irishman Ross Kearney with Philippinos Balladares/Chavel third, closely followed by RSA and AUS.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup - San Francisco celebrates Stephanie Martin, America's Cup - San Francisco will play host to a very different America's Cup Finals. With a focus on enhancing the overall event experience, substantial enhancements are being added to both on and off the water elements.... [more] Share this story
A Class Nationals - Day 3 Rob Griffits, A Class Nationals - Glenn Ashby is relentlessly tightening his grip on yet another major A Class event. After six races, Glenn has a solid overall lead, having won five of the six races, whilst capsizing when leading in other remaining race. A formidable record.... [more] Share this story
Zhik Moth Australian Championship Day 1 - Foiling like crazy Pat Langley and Sail-World.com, Day one of the Zhik Moth Australian Championship had a record-breaking 108 foiling Moths on the start line. The mixed fleet of international sailors suffered more than a few general recalls and black flags dragging out the three races to a staggering 6.5 hours.... [more] Share this story
Finnports Australian Finn Championship 2011 - Tricky day 3 Tim Castles, Day 3 of racing at the 2011 FINNPORTS Australian Finn Championships presented competitors with very challenging conditions off Cronulla Sailing Club. Light and shifty conditions predominated, and there were plenty of chances to gain or lose precious positions from start to finish.... [more] Share this story
IODA World Sailing Championship - Asia dominates top five IODA, Three more races were sailed today and even when positions can still change, sailors at the top of the ranking can start feeling more 'at ease'... [more] Share this story
World Champions bringing boat they sail in heaven to Geelong Etchells Australian titles 2011 Media, While a lot of sailing events like the Sydney to Hobart or our Geelong Week have fleets of all sizes and shapes and speeds, the very tightest racing on the world sailing scene is done in One Design boats - fleets of identical boats, all of the same speed - and in those races the first boat across the finish line wins.... [more] Share this story
Burke Marine releases New PFD Colin Burgess, With the introduction of the new Australian standards for PFDs (AS4758.1) the team at Burke Marine have released the first in their new range: the Burke AP50.... [more] Share this story
Tasars taking on Rose Bay – more from the 38th Australian Tasar Champs Nicole Douglass, The 73 boat fleet was again a sight on Rose Bay yesterday, completing two windward-leeward heats and one triangular course – around Shark Island on Sydney Harbour. Five of the ten heat series have now been completed with three racing days left before the end of the regatta. For full results, news and further information go to www.tasarnationals.com.au.... [more] Share this story
Australian Laser Champions - Burton, Wearn, Weir, Walkemeyer, Bennett Laura Baldwin, The champions were crowned at the Australian Laser Championship after a spectacular, nail biting finally on Botany Bay. The final two races in the Laser Standard fleet were gripping for the spectators, coaches and jury on the water as match races took place between the leaders, Tom Burton and Christoph Bottoni and Australian Sailing Development Squad team mates, Ashley Brunning and Ryan Palk who w... [more] Share this story
Day 1 of the Over the Moon Promotions Flying Fifteen Championships Nicole Douglass, The 42 crews taking part in the championships on Lake Burley Griffin were welcomed for the day of racing with a 5 to 12 knot nor-easterly breeze. Three heats were completed with a different winner in each. This means and very cosy leader board with the top three boats very close on points with two races programed tomorrows with light winds and storms predicted.... [more] Share this story
Australian Youth Championship - Nine countries represented Craig Heydon, More than 160 crews will take part in Australia's leading youth sailing regatta with the 2011 event to be held at Georges River 16ft Sailing Club from January 6 to 10.... [more] Share this story
16ft and 13ft Skiffs National Championship - Report and images Michael Chittenden, Australian 16ft and 13ft Skiff Championships. The strengthening breeze caused some excitement at the mark roundings today keeping those on board the 'Lady Brisbane' spectator ferry entertained.... [more] Share this story
A Class Australian Championships Day 2 - Cream Rises to the top Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, A-Class Catamaran Australian Championships. perfect conditions for day 2 of the Nationals. The first race of the day was underway after one general recall. On the second start the sailors were more respectful and PRO Stacey Brown sent them away.... [more] Share this story
Raymarine upgrades product warranties to three years Jim Hands, Raymarine's commitment to excellence in service standards and customer support is being further extended with its new three-year warranty.... [more] Share this story
New Technology at Sabot Nationals Peter McIntosh, Live webcasting was one of many surprising and exciting innovations to Sabot nationals introduced by the hosts of the 47th championships, Wynyard Yacht Club.... [more] Share this story
2011 Finnports Australian Finn Championships - World Champ in command Tim Castles, Another cloudy day greeted competitors on day 2 at the 2011 Finnports Australian Finn Nationals. Thankfully the lightning stayed away and all 23 competitors enjoyed a chance to stretch their legs. After three races in moderate southerly conditions Ed Wright (GBR) is the runaway leader.... [more] Share this story
Optimist World Championships - Thailand Team Racing winners IODA, Stage two of the Team Racing competition began with just 16 teams, reduced from the 43 teams of yesterday. The 16 teams getting through from Stage 1 were: Norway, Singapore, Italy, Germany, Australia, Spain, Chile, Malaysia, Finland, Argentina, Slovenia, USA, Peru, Croatia, Great Britain, Thailand. This was a geographically diverse group demonstrating the strength of Optimist team racing worldwide... [more] Share this story
30th Pittwater to Coffs Race - PHS and Shorthanded winners announced Damian Devine, The smallest boat in the fleet, the Hick 30 'Carats N Kilos' skippered by the CYCA's John Santifort has taken out the PHS overall in the 30th Anniversary Pittwater to Coffs Race for 2011 in a corrected time of 30hrs 31mins 33 secs. Proving that even the smallest boat can win a Coffs Race, Santifort even surprised himself with how quickly he got to Coffs.... [more] Share this story
175th Australia Day Regatta - Century old Weene to sail Peter Campbell, One Australia's oldest yachts still actively racing, the Weene, will compete in the historic 175th Australia Day Regatta on Sydney Harbour on 26 January 2011... [more] Share this story
National 125 Australian Championship - Green Out National 125 Class Association, National 125 Australian Championship is being sailed in Esperance, Western Australia. Heat 5 was held in a light to moderate NE breeze with flatish water. The race developed into a close one with Green Out 3186 again leading the way, closely persued by Black Butt 3174.... [more] Share this story
Amazing Australian A Cat titles - The New Kids did well on Day One Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, It is certainly the strongest ever with an exciting bunch of ‘newbies' - America's Cup Dean Barker helmsman of Emirates Team New Zealand, a number of team members from Artemis, William Howden Great Britain Tornado Sailor and Extreme 40 specialist, Tornado dual Olympic Silver medallist Darren Bundock and seven times Tornado World Champion and back to join the A Class Mitch Booth, who as a feather... [more] Share this story
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