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 09 Mar 2011

The JJ Giltinan 18 foot skiff World Championship continuues with lots of photos from Day 3.Pete Sorensen and the Philosophers Club does it again with another Audi win. The Sail-World team is on the AC45 in Auckland Harbour today, so we will bring you a first hand assessment.

Images from Sydney Harbour: Day 3 of JJ Giltinan Trophy - Send it!
Christophe Favreau,
Top international photographer Christophe Favreau presents this spectacular gallery from Day 3 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy sailed on Sydney Harbour. Thanks to Trevor Barnabas for the driving and his wife Gael for having being so patient.... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship Race 3
Frank Quealey,
Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship Race 3 produced a brilliant spectacle of racing action. UK's Andy Budgen and his Hyde Sails team of Dan Wilsdon and Matt Wark, had to come from behind to take their victory by 19s from the consistent Red Claw Wines (Matthew Searle, Archie Massey and Mike McKenzie).... [more]
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World Championships 2011 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship Race 3 im
Michael Chittenden,
World Championships 2011 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship- A selection of images of Race 3 taken from the shore of Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Vestas SailRocket 2 unveiled
The SailRocket Team today launched its second-generation speed sailing boat from East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Since the team started with the first boat in 2002, the record has gone up by almost nine knots or around 20%. We felt that the kite surfers were going to be the ones to watch.... [more]
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Australian 470 Nationals ahead for Belcher and Page
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page,
Australian 470 Nationals - It's been a busy last month as usual for Malcolm and I. Early in the month saw us retain and extend our World number one ranking after winning the North American Championships and a second place finish in Miami OCR.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta Audi A1 win to The Philosopher's Club
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta Media,
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta - Middle Harbour Yacht Club boat The Philosopher's Club has won the Audi Final Drive Challenge of this year's ASHR, taking the keys to the major prize of the regatta – a brand new Audi A1.... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: Readers comments from the last week or so
Sail-World Readers,
Sail-World readers comment on America's Cup and other pressing matters... [more]
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Melges 24 Worlds momentum builds ahead of May showdown
International Melges 24 Class Association,
2011 Melges 24 World Championship will be hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club from 16-21 May. With two events now completed - Key West in January and the Miami Winter Regatta at Coconut Grove - Italy's Riccardo Simoneschi sailing Audi is leading the series overall.... [more]
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Keel problems for Groupe Bel
Barcelona World Race,
Groupe Bel was approximately 280 miles west of Cape Horn at 2100hrs UTC with the crew remaining on course. Groupe Bel lies in sixth position in the Barcelona World Race after 66 days since leaving Barcelona. The two co-skippers have significantly reduced their speed to preserve the safety of the boat and themselves.... [more]
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Australian Women's Match Racing Team's training partner
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Women's Match Racing Team had a training partner of a different kind join them. Sailing with the Australian Women's Match Racing team Senator Arbib said the experience gave him the chance to see first-hand how the team's preparations are going for the 2012 London Olympic Games.... [more]
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Returning the favour at the 2011 Etchells Victorian States
John Curnow,
Three Victorian crews made the journey to Newcastle last month for the Thrifty NSW Etchells State Championships. Now it's March and four crews are returning the favour and going to Royal Brighton Yacht Club to compete in the Victorian Etchells State Championships over the coming long weekend.... [more]
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Surfing to the City
Peter Hackett,
The officials of Queensland Cruising Yacht Club, at Shorncliffe in Brisbane, deserve the prizes for finally running a successful 2011 Surf to City Yacht Race on last Saturday March 5. Fears of collision with flood driven debris (boats, restaurants, pontoons, water tanks, logs, gas cylinders...) sensibly delayed the event from late January until now, so you would think Mother Nature would smile on ra... [more]
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CCA Blue Water Medal presented to Alex Whitworth
Kirsten Ferguson,
Alexander Whitworth (Sydney, Australia) has accepted the CCA 2010 Blue Water Medal from Cruising Club of America Commodore Sheila McCurdy and Awards Chair Bob Drew at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan.... [more]
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America's Cup: Veteran Grinder tunes into the multihull
AC Media,
Craig Monk, the experienced grinder on Artemis Racing, says the new America's Cup boats are more physically demanding than what's gone before - and he can't wait to face up to the challenge. New Zealander Craig Monk is busting to get his hands on an AC45. New to catamaran sailing, like many of his America's Cup brethren, Monk had a taste at the first Extreme 40 event of the season in Oman. Now,... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan International 2011 Race 1 video
Simon Brown,
Gotta Luv It 7 takes Race 1 1 of the JJ Giltinan 18 Footers International 2011 - Seve's boys put down a solid marker for their intentions of taking back to back JJ Titles. Seve's crew, the hot event favourites for this year's JJ, did not start in the Friday Invitation Race won by SLAM, due to a strength sapping illness. Still clearly not well, he knew he had to get on the start line for the 1... [more]
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Paralympic Sonar class joins Delta Lloyd Regatta
Delta Lloyd Regatta,
New this year in the Delta Lloyd Regatta will be the participation of the Paralympic Sonar class. The Organising Committee of the Delta Lloyd Regatta has decided to let the Sonar class participate in this year's Regatta... [more]
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Katusha closes Oracle RC44 Cup San Diego
Dobbs Davis,
The Oracle RC44 Cup San Diego ended with a victory by the Russian team Katusha, after five days of feverishly competitive sailing off Broadway Pier. Bob Little was on the helm and Paul Cayard calling the shots to almost close out the overall win in the first two races of the day. It left them sailing defensively in the final race, watching others wrestle it out for the remaining places on the podi... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Tiller targets rankings climb with wildcard
World Match Racing Tour,
With his sights firmly set on becoming a full time Tour Card Holder on the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), William Tiller, NZ (Full Metal Jacket) is aiming to use his victory at the Musto Wellington Match Race Cup and subsequent wildcard for May's Match Race Germany to help fulfil his match racing dream... [more]
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International 2.4 metre class - First Tasmanian to win nationals
Peter Campbell,
Hobart yachtsman Matthew Bugg created sailing history today when he became the first Tasmanian to win the national championship in the International 2.4 metre class, strengthening his prospects of representing Australia in sailing at the London Paralympic Games next year... [more]
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JJ Giltinan 18 Footers International 2011 Race 2 video
Simon Brown,
JJ Giltinan favourites take the Podium in Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan 18 Footers International 2011 - The followers of Michael Coxon, Aron Links and Trent Barnabas on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers were ecstatic aboard the Spectator Ferry Proclaim, when Cocko steered his 18 across the finish line. into first place. Second, while still ill from Saturday, was Seve Jarvin's Gotta Luv It 7 and John Winning's... [more]
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Sébastien Josse joins Gitana Team
Kate Jennings,
In May 2010, Baron Benjamin de Rothschild announced his commitment to the new MOD 70 class (Multi One Design) by placing an order for the fourth one design of the series. Sébastien Josse began his professional sailing career in 1997 by winning the Challenge Espoir Crédit Agricole.... [more]
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Club Marine Series division three wrap for Young Lion
Mike Sabey,
Saturday's second last day of the Club Marine Series racing was a charity event for Challenge's keep cancer at bay raising over $5,000 from the competing yachts.... [more]
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Around Tasmania Challenge 2012
Peter Campbell,
The Around Tasmania Challenge is being planned for 2012 and will be organised by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. The 670 nautical mile circumnavigation, from Hobart to Hobart, will take the fleet past the most spectacular coastline in Australia and, at times, into the toughest sailing waters around the continent.... [more]
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Boating changes for Sydney Harbour swim event
Penny Robbins,
NSW Maritime advises boaters that parts of Sydney Harbour will be inaccessible for the duration of a swimming event on Sunday, 13 March.... [more]
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Shorthanded Sailing Association of Australia Winter program announced
Peter McCorquodale,
The Shorthanded Sailing Association of Australia (SSAA) is proud to announce its 2011 Winter Program, a series of eight short-handed events. The SSAA Winter Series would be good training for those interested in the Melbourne to Osaka race in 2013.... [more]
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Surefoot still surefooted
Ian Grant,
Surefoot which has the distinction of representing New Guinea under the Royal Papua Yacht Club burgee in the 1983 Admirals Cup in England continues to add impressive results to her distinguished log book.... [more]
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Optimists States Final - World champion's sons win Tasmanian title
Peter Campbell,
Two sons of former Fireball class world sailing champion Stewart Hamilton today followed in their father's illustrious wake by each winning a Tasmanian State championship on Hobart's River Derwent... [more]
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America's Cup: The Freo Files - 'Bye 'Bye Birdie - Eagle exits
Sail-World Archive,
The Newport Harbour Yacht Club's Challenger Eagle fluttered rather than soared at the 1987 Louis Vuitton Cup. Designed by Johan Valentijn and skippered by Rod Davis, the Challenger from California exited the 1987 America's cup before the Semi-Finals. TVNZ's Jane Dent goes behind the scenes to talk with her design and skipper and other crew.... [more]
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True Blue Racing second at Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta
True Blue Racing Media,
Tue Blue Racing's Yngling team of helmsman Jordan Reece, father Alan Reece and twin brother Michael Reece were using the ASHR to test out their new set of sails and as a final preparations before the team heads to Lake Garda, Italy for the Europeans in May.The Yngling division saw racing take place between Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bradley's Head.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan Championship race 2 fightback
Frank Quealey,
Gotta Love It 7's Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage had set a challenge to all challengers after a brilliant win yesterday but were unable to match the light wind speed of the winners. Thurlow Fisher Lawyers scored an impressive win after taking the lead from the first windward leg of the course.... [more]
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Club Marine Series images by Alexandra McKinnon
Alexandra McKinnon images,
This gallery of images from The Club Marine Series race on March 6th is presented by photographer Alexandra McKinnon.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta 2011 final day wrap
Nicole Browne,
Sydney turned on light, gusty conditions for the final day of the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta. Winners from each of today's 23 divisions will nominate two team members to compete in tomorrow's race for the Audi A1.... [more]
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Audi IRC Australian Championship lead retained
Nicole Browne,
The Audi IRC Australian Championship Class A lead has been retained by Marcus Blackmore's Hooligan with Stephen Ainsworth's Loki sitting in second place. Michael Hiatt's Living Doll is now third overall.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta day two images by Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini images,
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta day two had less wind than yesterday but more sunshine. Enjoy these images from ace photographer Andrea Francolini.... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship heat 1 images
Michael Chittenden,
Photos taken by Michael Chittenden from Bradleys Head during heat 1 of the 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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RC44 Cup San Diego day 3 video highlights
Jessica Gray,
Oracle RC44 Cup San Diego day three of the event and the teams are starting to figure out this brand new RC44 race course in San Diego Bay.... [more]
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Wildwind Holidays - Living the Dream
It's 1986 and Simon Morgan, son of former Olympic medallist Tony Morgan who partnered Keith Musto to silver in the Flying Dutchman Class at the Tokyo 1964 Games, is 29 years old and fed up with his life in London.... [more]
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Wildwind Holiday - Wild Wind Action
WildWind is well named as these photos show. Mornings do provide light wind learning opportunities but afternoons are for serious sailors. Check it out at www.wildwind.co.uk... [more]
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