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 10 Jan 2011

Sail-World has all the hot news from three worlds and lots of nationals. Lots of Splash and Crash from the Moths

Read our exclusive on the Moth rigid wing and see the images from these events.

A big week on the Australian and world sailing scene.

The Sail-World Team

Zhik Moth Worlds - a Postcard day,
Zhik Worlds 2010 - A glorious summer day, a 20 knot north easter, 110 foiling moths - we have lots more pictures but here is just a taste of the action.... [more]
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Rex Gorell Prestige Etchells Australian Titles Barry the Bridesmaid
2011 Etchells Australian Titles Media,
This coming Tuesday afternoon at 1pm a top class fleet of more than 50 Etchells One Design boats will start five days of intense racing for the 2011 Rex Gorell Prestige Etchells Australian Championship, to be sailed along the Geelong Waterfront, on Corio Bay.... [more]
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Images from 2011 Dragon Worlds: Day 1 on Port Philip Bay
John Curnow,
John Curnow was on the water for the first day of racing in the 2011 International Dragon Worlds on Port Philip Bay, Melbourne and presents this image galleries of the day.... [more]
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A stark warning to the world from the Velux 5 Oceans skippers
Velux 5 Oceans Media,
?The planet has seen some drastic changes within its ecosystems in the past few decades. From rising sea levels to extremes in seasonal weather patterns, and from diminishing wildlife to the movement of ocean currents, it is believed that climate change is exacting its influence on the world. This is being observed by the skippers in the VELUX 5 OCEANS race, and their commentary is alarming.... [more]
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Moth Worlds 2011 – Day 2 Down Under Dominates
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Moth Worlds 2011 – Day 2 The defending World Champion Simon Payne (GBR) sums up, ‘It is pretty clear that the Australian Moth Squad, led by Nathan Outteridge with affiliates like New Zealander Peter Burling who have been training with them, is going well -the time they have put in is paying off. It is great to see. Everyone likes to see people who have worked hard do well.... [more]
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More Images from 2011 Dragon Worlds: Day 1 on Port Philip Bay
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell was on the water for the first day of racing in the 2011 International Dragon Worlds on Port Philip Bay, Melbourne and presents this the second of two image galleries of the day.... [more]
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Images from 2011 Dragon Worlds: Day 1 on Port Philip Bay
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell was on the water for the first day of racing in the 2011 International Dragon Worlds on Port Philip Bay, Melbourne and presents this the first of two image galleries of the day.... [more]
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Images of Melbourne - 2011 Dragon Worlds
Alex Mckinnon,
In between working on a rescue boat local Melbourne photographer, Alex Mckinnon, took some great shots of the first day of the 2011 Int Dragon Worlds, and presents the following image gallery:... [more]
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Images of Bloody Mary: Pursuit in the freezing cold English Winter
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman presents a selection of images from today's Bloody Mary. An annual pursuit race held at Queen Mary Sailing Club, West London. This year saw 238 entries.... [more]
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International Dragons – First day a tough day at the office
John Curnow,
A Sou'sou'east breeze of 16 to 18 knots for the duration of the race meant it was a tough day at the office for all of the 75 crews competing in the International Dragon Class World Championships. The Race Management team chose to go slightly offshore, but directly in front of Royal Brighton Yacht Club.... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds 2011 - Outteridge the Overtaker, Bullets for Burling
Lizzi Rountree,
Belmont delivered it's famed 18 knot E-NE gusting over 20 for day two of the 2011 Zhik Moth Worlds providing an action packed day full of swims, stacks and rescues – and not just at the back end of the fleet.... [more]
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Emphatic win to Lea in Arrows
Warwick Graham,
Queenslander Robbie Lea won in commanding style at the Australian Arrow Championship sailed on Lake Macquarie from 28 December to 3 January 2011. Despite its dated design, the Arrow continues to attract the second largest 4.3 metre catamaran fleet in the nation, due to its compactness, low cost and the enthusiasm of a dedicated group of owners.... [more]
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2011 Mosquito Catamaran National Titles - Fleets continue to grow
Mick Floyd,
The Australian Mosquito Catamaran fleet continues to grow, with thirty-four boats from three States competing this year at Portarlington SC, Vic. The winds for the week varied from five to eighteen knots, sometimes swinging up to thirty degrees and very patchy at times testing both competitors and the Portarlington SC Race Management team who ran an excellent series despite the challenges.... [more]
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Marinonics Sail Paradise day one postponed due to adverse conditions
Lisa Ratcliff,
Marinonics Sail Paradise has tonight been coined ‘Gale Paradise' with a low pressure system moving south from the Sunshine Coast whipping up conditions on the Gold Coast and postponing the opening day of racing... [more]
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Australian 18ft Skiff Championship Race 1 - Outstanding display
Frank Quealey,
Australian 18ft Skiff Championship had an outstanding display by the Smeg team of Trevor Barnabas, Dan Phillips and Dave Ewings in difficult conditions to take out Race 1 on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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Broo Beer Musto Performance Skiff Pre-World Championship day 2
Paul Manning,
Musto Performance Skiff Pre-World Championships had a stable warm morning breeze of around 14-16knots with a gentle swell developing during the day greeting the fleet for their second day of the Broo Beer sponsored championships.... [more]
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12ft Skiff Interdominion thriller to Dimension Polyant
Di Pearson,
SLAM 12ft Skiff Interdominion Race 4 on Sydney's upper Harbour was a thriller to the end, Lane Cove's Dimension Polyant taking the lead from New Zealand's Frankenskiff down the last run of the easterly course and fighting off challenges from the Kiwis for the rest of the race to consolidate their series lead.... [more]
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OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship classes set
Craig Heydon,
OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship 160 contesting crews were greeted by almost perfect sailing conditions on Sydney's Botany Bay for the third day of racing.... [more]
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Geelong Sydney to Hobart Top Guns set for Etchells Australian Title
2011 Etchells Nationals Media,
After measurement and registration Saturday and Sunday and a practice race on Monday afternoon, on Tuesday at 1pm on Geelong's Corio Bay, a fleet of more than 50 of Australia's top sailing crews will face the starter in the 2011 Rex Gorell Prestige Etchells Australian Championship.... [more]
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NZL Sailing Team's Peter Burling on the foiling Moth Worlds,
Sail-World's Publisher, Rob Kothe, caught up with NZL Sailing team member, Peter Burling, at the International Moth Worlds. Burling is taking a busman's holiday from his, and crew Blair Tuke's, 49er campaign, by competing in the foiling Moth World's being staged at Lake Macquarie Australia.... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds 2011 – Have the Australians stepped up a gear?
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Zhik Moth Worlds - While Australian dual 49er World Champion Nathan Outteridge dominated the Pre-Worlds, he had a much tougher day on the first day of the World's on Australia's Lake Macquarie. He missed a shift or even two in the first race, won the second and had to fight his way back from 20+ for a seventh in race two to finish the day second.... [more]
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America' Cup: Newport looks set to be the first US World Series venue
Providence Journal,
Newport's loss of the America's Cup final Match races behind them, state leaders and Cup officials went back to the drawing board Friday to try to hammer out a deal to bring pre-regatta races to the City by the Sea. 'Now it's not a done deal, but I'd say ... we're probably 75 percent of the way there,' Thomas Ehman, head of Oracle Racing external affairs, said Friday at the State House with Gover... [more]
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Zhik Moth Worlds - Aussies seven out of top ten
Zhik Moth Worlds,
The Wing-sail made a stunning debut after having a tough time at the Nationals and a full-blown smash-up during a practice session on the lay-day. Hero moves of the day go to Nathan Outteridge and Bora Gulari who in the last race were dead off the line, rounded the windward mark in 20th and 21st, and both fought their way back to a top 10 finish.... [more]
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12ft Skiff Interdominion - An Aussie win but Kiwis strong
Di Pearson,
Slam 12ft Skiff Interdominion showed Nick Press and Brad Yabsley sailing Dimension Polyant to its second. Locals from the Lane Cove 12s, host of the 51st Interdominion, Press/Yabsley won the first race yesterday on a short course, and backed up again today on a long east-nor-easterly course.... [more]
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2011 Mirror Worlds day 5 - A win for the Irish
Anthony Galante,
The battle for the 2011 LandCorp Mirror World Championship was decided on the final day in great racing that saw the Irishman Ross Kearney claim his second Mirror World Championship with crew Max Odell. The Philippino team of Balladares and Chavez sailed into second place with the British girls Newmand and Rust in third.... [more]
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Manly to Paradise Yacht Race - Hard slog to Paradise
Suellen Hurling,
The inaugural Manly to Paradise Yacht Race started at 0900 hours this morning. Although 12 yachts entered the race, only five made it to the start line with most being cautious of the 30 knot south easterly forecast.... [more]
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International Dragons – Danes take the Prince Philip Cup
John Curnow,
African Queen, the International Dragon, with her Danish skipper, Joergen Schoenherr and crew of Axel Waltersdorph and Teis Palm were presented with the Prince Philip Cup at a gala ceremony at Victoria's Parliament House last night. Making the presentations was none other than John Bertrand, yachting superstar and the Patron of the event host, Royal Brighton Yacht Club.... [more]
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Tasar Nationals - All had a turn at the front
Nicole Douglass,
Second last day of the Tasar Nationals yesterday with two more heats of the ten race series were sailed in variable easterly conditions, with the occassional raining cloud. Go to [more]
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Best ever Australian result at Optimist Worlds
Robert Wilkes,
Sam Blackburn's 20th place at the Optimist Worlds which finished yesterday is by far the best ever. This is one of the toughest events in the world and Sam's place is a great result, reflecting the recent explosion of Optimist sailing in Australia... [more]
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America's Cup: San Francisco holds Venue hosting celebration
America's Cup 2013 - Gavin Newsom, Richard Worth, Craig Thompson and Larry Ellison speak on San Francisco Hosting Ceremony staged to celebrate the formal announcement of the Venue for the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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Zhik Moth Pre-Worlds 2011 – Crash sequence,
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]
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Zhik Moth Worlds – Moth Rigid Wing: the hot news from
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
The sailing world has been abuzz since it was discovered that 2009 World Champion Bora Gulari (USA) was going to arrive with a solid wing sail on his Mach 2. But he is not using it. Instead Charlie McKee began sailing his Mach 2 with the rigid wing. Charlie is over the moon and on the eve of the Worlds, in this exclusive we discovered why... [more]
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