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 19 Jan 2011

As you read this Richard Gladwell is on the water in Auckland watching the AC45 sea trials. Will bring you more news and pix shortly.

The Sail-World team will be at Docklands tomorrow to watch the Audi King of Dockland SB3. Friday we will be on the water for the Docklands Invitational and Saturday for the new Melbourne to Geelong Race.

Our feature article today is an interview with a icon of New Zealand sailing Geoff Stagg, who explains that a lot of current round the cans racing practices came form the Farr 40 Class. Yes we will be on the water for the Farr 40 Worlds in Sydney. Its hard work but....

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

Geoff Stagg talks Farr 40
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
In February 2011 the Farr 40 fleet will be returning to the waters off Sydney to contest the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. The Farr 40s were last in Sydney for their World Championship in 2005. This week Sail-World talked to Geoff Stagg about the development of the Farr 40's.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Spectacular Bayside start on Saturday
Audi Victoria Week media,
This Saturday at 9:30am, a giant sailing fleet, approaching 400 boats, four times bigger than the famous Sydney Hobart fleet will, for the first time ever sail down the Bayside suburbs from St Kilda to Sandringham before heading west to Geelong in the annual Audi Victoria Week sailing regatta.... [more]
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Team New Zealand deny interest in rival America's Cup circuit
Richard Gladwell,
A spokesman for Team New Zealand has denied any involvement or relationship with the group said to be organising an alternative monohull competition to the 34th America's Cup. The story, first published in a Spanish newspaper has been doing the rounds in Europe and USA, and names four teams as being involved - being Sir Keith Mills (TeamOrigin), Ernesto Bertarelli (Alinghi), Patrizio Bertelli... [more]
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Australian Flying 11 National Championship 2011 - Races 1 and 2
David Price,
Another balmy morning enveloped the boat park for the start of the GillĀ® 2011 Australian Flying 11 National Championship on Lake Macquarie, the one hundred and three crews all there early to set their boats up for the first race and warning signal at 1100hours.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Fleet closing up
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race leaders Estrella Damm slow through the high pressure zone, giving the chasing fleet another chance to regain miles with the South Atlantic elastic band is twanging back this evening.... [more]
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Australian Radio Sailing Nationals - Brad Gibson dominates
Mat Gray,
Brad Gibson made the long trip back home to Australia from the UK where he is currently living to race in three of the four classes being conducted by Kogarah Bay sailing club National championships. The dominance was greatest in the Marblehead and IOM class and proves that International competition standards are the level to be judged upon.... [more]
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Heineken 2011 Cape to Rio day four round-up report
Marcus Reuter,
Heineken 2011 Cape to Rio shows Prodigy, skippered by Durban's Chris Frost, has taken an early stranglehold in the yacht race by staying in the lead for line honours and also moving into first place on handicap.... [more]
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ISAF Worlds - Denmark sets sail towards 2014
Dansk Sejlunion,
ISAF Worlds 2014 - Five Danes left today, Tuesday, on their way towards Southampton (England) to present the Danish bid for hosting the ISAF Worlds 2014. The ambition is that all Olympic classes in 2014 will be competing for medals and qualification for the next Olympic Games in the Bay of Aarhus.... [more]
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Key West Race Week - Melges 24 fleet sees Favini take charge
Event Media,
Key West Race Week - The first day for the Melges 24 fleet was fantastic on many levels. Warm temperatures and subtle breezes brought ideal conditions to the fleet.... [more]
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New Zealand team report on 2011 Australian Optimist Nationals
John Adair,
New Zealand Opti sailors all finish in top 25 in testing conditions at 2011 Australian Optimist Nationals held at Pittwater, Sydney from ninth-16th January. Hosting the largest Optimist regatta ever in Australia, the Pittwater (Newport) waterway staged the Australian Nationals with 172 competitors from Australia, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Japan and Germany.... [more]
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Australia and France win 2011 470 North American Championships
Luissa Smith,
Mat Belcher/Malcolm Page (AUS) and Camille Lecointre/Mathilde Geron (FRA) took the over the line title for the 2011 North American Championships, taking place in Miami, USA from 14-16 January 2011. Both the Australians and French put in fantastic performances to secure victory at this world class event contested by 53 teams from 17 nations.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Ghost Two
Barcelona World Race,
Virbac-Paprec 3 became the second boat to use 'ghost' mode when they elected not to reappear on this morning's 0400hrs UTC rankings. Thus Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron take full advantage of the overnight 'blackout' between 1900hrs and 0400hrs and now will not reappear until Wednesday's 1400hrs UTC ranking.... [more]
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ICAP Leopard on the prowl
Louay Habib,
ICAP Leopard, Mike Slade's record breaking Maxi, is under going final preparations for a breath-taking season of racing. ICAP Leopard sailed across the Atlantic last November to take part in the first ever, Atlantic Ocean Racing Series. The 100 ft Maxi has a scintillating four-month programme of racing, in some of the most spectacular locations throughout the Caribbean and America.... [more]
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Jack Sherring is Youth Moth World and Australian Champion
Rob Mundle,
Jack Sherring, a 15-year-old sailor representing Southport Yacht Club, has completed a remarkable double – victory in the youth divisions of both the World and Australian Moth class championships sailed on Lake Macquarie, NSW.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Condor grabs the limelight – again
Rob Mundle,
Condor is the first entry for this year's Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. At the time of her launching in England, Condor was recognised as the world's most technologically advanced ocean racing yacht: she was the largest of her type, built from Kevlar over a unique aluminium space-frame and boasted the tallest single-piece aluminium mast.... [more]
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Southport Yacht Club Queensland Flood Appeal on Australia Day
Southport Yacht Club,
Due to the horrific floods in South East Queensland, Southport Yacht Club would like to offer their thoughts and support by holding a Flood Appeal on Australia Day.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Hatfield finishes Sprint Two
Velux 5 Oceans,
Canadian solo sailor Derek Hatfield has taken third place in ocean sprint two of the Velux 5 Oceans solo round the world race.... [more]
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Key West Melges 32 - Goombay Smash and Leenabarca rule
Joy Dunnigan,
Light breezes, warm temps and lumpy, bumpy seas set the stage under partly- to mostly-cloudy skies for the opening day of Key West. With a shift right at the start of race two, a couple of teams found themselves instantly in trouble being called OCS.... [more]
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Helly Hansen 2011 range now available in Australia and NZ
Helly Hansen,
Sailing is an adrenaline rush that lives on long after the boat has docked. Make the most of the experience in Helly Hansen performance sailing apparel and sportswear - with the new Hydropower sailing range now with sportswear collection available in Australia and New Zealand.... [more]
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NSW Maritime Flood Alert for waterways in the Murray Inland Region
Samuel McKeith,
Boaters needed to be aware of the dangers of heading out on Murray where prolonged rainfall and flooding are impacting in some areas. Conditions are extremely dangerous within the Murray Inland region with most waterways in the area in some stage of flooding.... [more]
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Belcher and Page win 470 North American Championship
Craig Heydon,
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have won the 2011 470 North American Championship. Belcher and Page finished the medal race in fourth position, five places ahead of the Americans to take a four point victory in a fleet of 34 boats from 15 countries.... [more]
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Musto continues proud BARW tradition
Tracey Porter,
Australian-based marine apparel brand Musto has again shown its support for the New Zealand sailing fraternity by inking a new deal to continue its sponsorship of the BMW Auckland Regatta Week (BARW).... [more]
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Heineken Cape to Rio veteran Aussie sailor on eight circumnavigation
Alex Petersen,
Heineken Cape to Rio Australian sailor, Jon Sanders, has a good few hundred thousand sea miles behind him, and is veritable old sea-dog. He has been sailing his 39-foot.... [more]
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Landcorp 2011 Mirror Worlds - Gear used by the top ten
Grant Atherton,
With five different nations filling the top five positions in the Landcorp 2011 Mirror Worlds, it is interesting to see what different gear preferences exist. Naturally the biggest determinant of success is the human factor, but for those wishing to emulate their heroes, here is a potted summary of the top ten finishes.... [more]
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Key West Race Week - Will PBO Rigging win Big Booty at Key West?
Emma White, Lewmar,
Key West Race Week - Following the recent announcement that the IRC are changing the rules relating to fibre rigging in 2011, Navtec have teamed up with Pat Eudy's Lutra 42 programme and have completely re-rigged Big Booty with Navtec Z-System PBO rigging in time for Key West Race Week.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45 flying images from Auckland + Video
Sail-World Correspondent,
The AC45 prototype has her first sail, or rather flight. in Auckland today. One of Sail-World's correspondents was ashore and on the water to capture the action in these original shots.... [more]
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RS100 - USA Boat of the Year winner - selling fast in Australia,
Its seems Australian sailors had already figured that the British built RS100 dinghy was hot property before the US Sailing World magazine announced the winners of its 25th annual Boat of the Year awards, the most anticipated awards in the sailboat-building industry... [more]
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America's Cup: More images from AC45 prototype's first sail
Gilles Martin-Raget,
More images from top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was on hand to capture the first sail of the prototype AC45 in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. The AC45 is the forerunner to the AC72 which will be used in the 34th America's Cup. The 45ft long yacht will feature a wingsail, the same as the larger 72ft yacht to be used in the September 2013 Match in San Francisco. The yacht is... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45 hits 20kts on maiden sail on Hauraki Gulf
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was on hand to capture the first sail of the prototype AC45 in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. The AC45 is the forerunner to the AC72 which will be used in the 34th America's Cup. The 45ft long yacht will feature a wingsail, the same as the larger 72ft yacht to be used in the September 2013 Match in San Francisco.... [more]
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Australian 16ft Skiff Championship to George's River boat
Megan Bridge,
'Brydens Compensation Lawyers' sailed by Lee Knapton, Peter Mackie and Ricky Bridge from Georges River Club in Sydney are the 2010-2011 Australian 16ft Skiff Champions.... [more]
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Dragon Worlds images by John Curnow
John Curnow,
John Curnow images from the Dragon World Championships in Melbourne... [more]
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