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 25 Feb 2011

Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2011 - Sail-World must have set a record yesterday with images from five different photographers part of our detailed coverage. We will have lots of news today and tomorrow too!!

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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds Day 3 first photos,
Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2011 Day 3 first photos from Andrea Francolini. Transfusion owned by Guide Belgiorno Nettis was leading the series from Nerone - more news soon... [more]
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Extreme 40's Oman - Dean Barker reports on Final Day
Dean Barker,
Today was the final day in Oman and with 6 races anything could happen. We started the day well with 2 good races but a couple of average races dropped us back a bit from the leaders. However we finished strongly with a 2nd and then in the final double points race another 2nd place... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Single handed circumnavigation confirmed
Oliver Dewar,
Global Solo Race - Following the enormous interest in the double-handed, Class40 Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR), the GOR Race Organization team can now confirm a single-handed circumnavigation for Category Zero compliant Class40's in 2013-14... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - All to play for in final stretch of sprint three
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans - With just over 1,000 nautical miles left to sail to the finish line of ocean sprint three, the race just got even more exciting. After 19 days and 5,000 nautical miles of Southern Ocean sailing including rounding the mighty Cape Horn, the fleet is separated by just 300 nautical miles... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour talks with potential new venues
World Match Racing Tour,
Since announcing an ambitious expansion plan which will see the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) grow to 15 events by 2013, the Tour has been overwhelmed by the level of interest from potential new host regions and is now in extended talks with 10 venues who are all eager to embrace the benefits of hosting a stage of the Tour... [more]
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Farr 40 World Championship 2011 day 2 images by Kurt Arrigo,
Farr 40 World Championship 2011 images of day 2 Kurt Arrigo.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds day 2 and a new leader emerges
Lisa Ratcliff,
Top of the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds pancake pile this evening is Guido Belgiorno-Nettis' Transfusion (AUS), but only just, after posting a first, seventh, fourth scoreline to gain the overall lead by three points... [more]
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Lexus Lincoln Week wraps and IRC trophy is presented
Bob Ross,
The Lincoln Week win was a nail-biter; coming right down the wire after a week of epic battles between Scarlett Runner and Geoff Boettcher's Reichel/Pugh 51 Secret Men's Business 3.5 from the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia.... [more]
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Extreme 40's: Emirates Team NZ climb the ladder
Emirates Team NZ Media,
Emirates Team New Zealand showed some good form in Day 4 in the Extreme Series Oman regatta. With a result line of 1, 6,3,2,4,3,2,1 for the eight 'stadium' races sailed, Emirates Team New Zealand climbed to fourth on the leaderboard with one day to go.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2011 - Business elite join worlds best sailors
Lisa Ratcliff,
The grey matter and the muscle power are on par among the Farr 40 crews contesting their World Championship in Sydney this week. International and local business elite have joined hands with many of the world's best sailors and among the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds crews there are at least four specialised medical practitioners enjoying some time away from the stresses of their profession... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 Photos by Alexandra McKinnon,
Rolex Farr 40 Worlds - Victorian yachting photographer Alexandra McKinnon enjoyed a postcard day off Sydney Heads today. Here is a selection of her images from today.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2011 images from Howard Wright
Howard Wright images,
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography presents this gallery of images captured at the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship today. Visit to view more images... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - New leader after day 2,
Jim Richardson the three times Farr 40 World Champion on Barking Mad started on the far left side of course, Nerone started on the far right, but it was the middle that paid.... [more]
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Farr 40 World Championships 2011 day 2 images by Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini images,
Farr 40 World Championships 2011 day 2 images. This gallery is presented by Andrea Francolini.... [more]
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Yachting Australia releases ISAF World Team Racing selection policy
Craig Heydon,
The 2011 ISAF World Team Racing Championship will be hosted by the Fastnet Marina and Outdoor Education Centre in Schull, West Cork, Ireland, from August 27 through to September 4 2011 and Yachting Australia has released its policy document for the nomination and selection of the Australian team.... [more]
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America's Cup: Iain Murray - big changes to umpiring likely + Video
Richard Gladwell,
Over the past two days, the Competitors in the 34th America's Cup have been attending a Competitors Forum in Auckland. A lot of ground was covered in the sessions ranging from clarification of the measurement process and AC72 class rule; the direction of the AC45 one design class rule; the draft racing rules for the America's Cup, including an electronic umpiring system; dates and possibilities... [more]
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Strong competition drives Manly Junior NSW State Championship
Philip Copeland,
20 February, 2011, Pt Wolstoncroft, Central Coast, NSW – The coveted NSW Manly Junior (MJ) State Championship was awarded to Jim and Tom Colley, Avalon Sailing Club, in Bullet following a competitive three weekend sailing series. The regatta was a spirited success with 120 Sailors (60 boats) from seven clubs across New South Wales participating this year.... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Wash Campaign this weekend
NSW Maritime,
Sydney Harbour will be the focus of a NSW Maritime campaign this weekend aimed at reducing and preventing excessive ‘wash'... [more]
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Crown Series Bellerive Regatta attracts large diverse fleet
Peter Campbell,
Crown Series Bellereve Regatta - A huge fleet of 105 of keelboats, plus up to 80 off-the-beach dinghies, sailboards, skiffs and catamarans, will line up on the River Derwent this coming weekend for the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta 2011.... [more]
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Sail Mooloolaba Notices of Race and online entry now available
Holly Kenny,
Sail Mooloolaba's NORs and online entry is now available for dinghy, sport boat, Etchells, keel and mulihull competitors. Offering 17 different classes, the weekend regatta on fourth and 5th June marks the start of a week-long celebration of sailing in Mooloolaba.... [more]
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Sean O'Brien joins the Starboard Dream Team
Sean O'Brien,
Formula and Slalom specialist from down under, Sean O'Brien, will further add to the talent of the Starboard Dream Team on the racecourse in 2011. With a great start of the season, he's already become the Oceanic and Australian champion for the fifth time at the 2011 Formula Downunder Pro.... [more]
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2011 Australian Trailable Yacht and Sportsboat CBH Nationals
Nicole Douglass,
The 2011 Australian Trailable Yacht & Sportsboat CBH Nationals will be sailed on Lake Burley Griffin in the nations capital at Easter, hosted by the Canberra Yacht Club... [more]
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Geographe Bay Race Week
Yachting Western Australia,
Geographe Bay Race Week - Not even the forecast showers can deter the 90 entries registered for Geographe Bay Race Week.... [more]
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Cox and Dunross to challenge for 2012 Paralympics Gold
Yachting Western Australia,
Weymouth 2012 Paralympics - It's now official – the 2012 Paralympics campaign has been launched. Olympic Medalists Jamie Dunross and Rachael Cox have just launched a slick campaign to challenge for gold at the next Paralympics.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds - Day one video report,
Farr 40 Worlds 2011 - It started overcast and lumpy but turned into a postcard day on the water. Here is the video report from the first day of the 2011 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds sailed on the Macquarie Circle, along with some action images from the Sail-World team.... [more]
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America's Cup: The Freo Files - 'A bunch of Pommy lawyers'
Sail-World Archive,
Tom Blackaller's radical canard ruddered USA-61 made the final cut for the Semi-Finals of the 1986/87 Louis Vuitton Cup, but not before an acrimonious protest over using a replacement bow (canard) rudder. In this clip from the TVNZ coverage USA-61's Tom Blackaller announces the decision and can't hold back on a few verbal sideswipes at his adversaries.... [more]
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Farr 40 World Championship day one images by Andrea Francolini,
Farr 40 World Championship - Images by Andrea Francolini... [more]
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Lexus Lincoln Week Regatta - Secret Men's Business wins again
Bob Ross/Port Lincoln Yacht Club,
Secret Men's Business 3.5, the Reichel/Pugh 51 skippered by Geoff Boettcher from the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia, scored her second win today in the Lexus Lincoln Week regatta to consolidate her points lead.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds - New class president masters day one
Lisa Ratcliff,
On day one of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship Martin and Lisa Hill's Estate Master holds top honours following 1,8,1 results today... [more]
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Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race win would seal it for Loki
Jennifer Crooks,
Loki currently holds the Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race race record of 15h-57m-53s for the 213 nautical miler which she set in 2009. The NOR for the 2011 event is now available.... [more]
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Perth 2011 Women's Match Racing test event completed
Perth 2011,
Perth 2011 organizers have successfully completed three days of match racing in Fremantle Harbour as a test event. Perth 2011 Event Director John Longley said the test event had proved that match racing could be successfully sailed on the Inner Harbour in all wind directions.... [more]
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A different challenge for Australian Sailing Team athletes and patrons
Craig Heydon,
Out of the 20 boats lining up to contest the 2011 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship seven have a direct link to the Australian Sailing Team.... [more]
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Champion yachtsman faces another challenge
Ian Grant,
Champion Sunshine Coast skipper Rod Jones had his attention focused on another sailing venue. Jones and his Club Marine Blue crew will be heading to Hobart for the Tasmanian SB3 championship this weekend.... [more]
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Simrad Yachting scores NMMA innovation award
Sandman PR,
Simrad Yachting has received the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award. Awarded in the consumer electronics category, Simrad's BSM-2 Broadband Sounder module delivers the most detailed mid-water definition and penetrates the deepest waters on the planet to take sonar technology to a whole new level.... [more]
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Veterans Day leads into March Main Event at Mounts Bay
MBSC - One of many main events coming to MBSC is the annual Three of Kind Regatta – an invitational yard stick event on 13th March 2011 open to all Class Associations. All fleets are welcome at this popular event. The Nomination Forms, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for all fleets are on the website.... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 day two high speed thrilling
Louay Habib,
By mid-morning on day two, the RORC Caribbean 600 was very much living up to its billing as a high-speed thrilling race around the stunning Caribbean. The majority of the fleet is now heading for the top part of the course and should be around St.Maarten during the day. It has been an action packed start to the race... [more]
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Pirates kill four Americans aboard hijacked yacht,
The U.S. Central Command issued a statement today that four American sailors have been killed by Somali pirates aboard their hijacked yacht, the SV Quest in the Indian Ocean.... [more]
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