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 11 Mar 2011

Sail-Worlds Richard Gladwell climbed aboard the AC45 - dont miss his onboard video and report.

We continue to report on the JJ Giltinan 18 footer Worlds in detail.

The Sydney Hobart 2011 news has already started to flow.

Gems all the way down the list today.

Have a great weekend.

The Sail-World Team

Gladwell's Line: Aboard the AC45 + On-board Videos
Richard Gladwell,
As the sailing world waits for the first of the Class of 2013 to commission their AC45's, today was the turn for some media to step abroad and experience at first hand what wingsailed catamarans will be like in the America's Cup.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI to be upgraded
Rob Mundle,
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Bob Oatley's record breaking supermaxi yacht, Wild Oats XI, is about to undergo an upgrade following news that the 30-meter long sloop is to face a powerful foreign challenger in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race later this year.... [more]
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Future Olympian Discovered?
Suellen Hurling,
Young RQYS Optimist sailor Josh van Roon smashed the fleet including 2008 Beijing Olympic Games 470 Gold medalist Malcolm Page and his skipper Mat Belcher.... [more]
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New Ultrascan PC180 Forward Looking Sonar now available in Australia
Jane Arakawa,
Interphase, the leader in award-winning and affordable phased array forward looking sonars for the recreational and light commercial market, introduces a new ultra fast multibeam sonar to the Australian market through Coursemaster Autopilots dealer's. Working like an acoustic underwater radar (except much faster), with a 180 degree view up to 360m ahead and to each side and to the bottom.... [more]
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NB Sailsports to host Laser Speed Camps
NB Sailsports Media,
NB Sailsports will be hosting four Laser Speed Camps run by NB sponsored sailor, current Laser National Champion and new AST member, Tom Burton and supported by other members of the NB team... [more]
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Heat 5 JJ Giltinan 18 Footer International 2011
Simon Brown,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gag_iQGB3Qc Gotta Luv It 7 heads up the Podium for Heat 5 Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Sam Newton were never headed in Thursday's race and won convincingly in a light Northeast breeze. Thurlow Fisher Lawyers were a comfortable second to Grant Rollerson's SLAM WA who is now tied for third place with Howie Hamlin's CST Composites.......Mark Heeley talks with Howi... [more]
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NSW Maritime - North Coast bar crossing campaign this weekend
Penny Robins,
NSW Maritime - Coastal bar crossing safety will be the focus of a North Coast boating campaign this weekend, NSW Maritime Chief Executive Steve Dunn said.... [more]
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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Reilly takes Audi Melges 20 Lead
Joy Dunigan,
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - It was blatantly obvious today that Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 2 Champion Paul Reilly on Red Sky Sailing Team hasn't missed a beat. His starts were strong and his tactics were spot on, the end result, a very rewarding first place overall.... [more]
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Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship Race 5 images
Michael Chittenden,
JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship Race 5 -Thursday, race 5 and still not much wind. Oh well at least I have the guys fishing next to me to keep me entertained until the the skiffs make it up to the top mark.... [more]
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Bandit takes early advantage – 2011 Melges Australian Championships
Tom Spithill and Mitch Watkins,
Day One of the Melges 24 and 32 Nationals got underway yesterday hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport, Sydney. With the 32's having the luxury of a lay day, the Melges 24 were on their own, racing an offshore course off Palm Beach in Sydney's North. The call was initially made to AP ashore while the RO Stephen Merrington waited for the wind to fill in.... [more]
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Audi MedCup 2011 - McConaghy's all in for All4One
McConaghy News,
Audi MedCup 2011 - It was all hands on deck at McConaghy Boats in Sydney when they were commissioned to build the brand new TP 52 for Jochen Schümann and Stephane Kandler's All4One syndicate. Powered by the sponsorship from Audi this latest yacht to be built will compete in the 2011 Audi MedCup.... [more]
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NSW Police recognition for Marine Rescue Radio Operator
Ken McManus,
Marine Rescue NSW - On Friday, 25 February 2011 Marine Rescue Terrey Hills Radio Operator Ian Murdoch was awarded the Region Commander's Certificate of Appreciation from NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Ken McKay.... [more]
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Bacardi Cup - Cancellation for Star teams
Jan Harley,
Bacardi Cup - It was ‘game on' for sailors in the Melges 24, Melges 20, Viper 640 and J/24 classes as they headed out to Biscayne Bay for their first day of competition at the 2011 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank.... [more]
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Three Peaks Race - Rule change for the teams
Alastair Douglas,
Three Peaks Race - Responding to opinions of past years Three Peaks Race teams, the race committee has amended the rules to allow the Main Racing Division entrants the penalty free option of adding an additional sailor to their team.... [more]
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Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta
Jennifer Crooks,
Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta - After the recent success of the men's match racing teams from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, this weekend will showcase some of the up and coming women's match racers from around Australia when they begin competition tomorrow in the Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Keel repairs begin for Operon Racing
Velux 5 Oceans,
Volvo Ocean Race - Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski's Eco 60 Operon Racing has been lifted out of the water in Uruguay for keel repairs ahead of ocean sprint four of the Velux 5 Oceans. A composite part surrounding the keel pins broke during ocean sprint three allowing the keel to move several millimeters.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma Ocean Racing Team includes worlds racing elite
Bridgid Murphy,
Volvo Ocean Race – Puma Ocean Racing Powered by Berg Propulsion announced today the complete roster of crew members for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. Skipper Ken Read has amassed 10 of the most elite off-shore sailors from across the globe to compete in the 'Mount Everest of sailing,' a 39,000 nautical mile ocean race stopping in ten ports of call over the course of nine months.... [more]
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World Championship of IC boats to be held during Travemuende Week
Andreas Kling,
World Championship of IC Boats (Travemuende, Germany) - A large fleet of International Canoe sailors are expected to descend on Travemuende Week for tough international competition this July, after the 2010 edition of the regatta provided a final dress rehearsal for the visiting class.... [more]
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Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship Race 5
Frank Quealey,
Defending champion Seve Jarvin and his Gotta Love It 7 team Sam Newton and Scott Babbage dominated Race 5 of the Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship sailed in light winds on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Camper Crew images by Chris Cameron
Chris Cameron images,
Volvo Ocean Race Camper Crew images by photographer Chris Cameron. The full team is now at the Emirates Team New Zealand base at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour where they will be based until the boat is shipped to Europe in July.... [more]
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Jessica Watson to sail 'Another Challenge' in 2011 Sydney Hobart race
Jessica Watson today confirmed she will race in the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and will skipper the youngest crew to ever compete in this bluewater event.... [more]
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Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship Race 4 images
Michael Chittenden,
Images from the Sydney Harbour shore of Race 4 of the Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan International 2011 Race 4 video highlights
Simon Brown,
18ft Skiffs Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan International on Sydney Harbour Race 4 video highlights. Michael Coxon 'Cocko', finds the right rig setting ...... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan International images by Howard Wright
Howard Wright images,
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography, was out on Sydney Harbour capturing all the action at the JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff championship.... [more]
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Cherub NSW State Championship final two races tense affairs
Rolf Lunsmann,
The final round of the NSW Cherub State Championships was raced at Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club and Yarra Bay 16ft Sailing Club on the weekend of 5 and 6 March. The final two races were tense affairs with first and second place overall up for grabs between the two leading boats and third also very open.... [more]
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Sir Richard Branson strong advocate for Kiteboarding in the Olympics
Markus Schwendtner,
'Kitesurfing reflects everything that the Olympics stands for. It has all the spirit of the original Olympics. Men against the elements, women against the elements, tremendous skill, tremendous excitement. It's also perhaps the best spectator sport. It looks beautiful and any future Olympics that doesn't have kitesurfing in it need to have their heads examined.'... [more]
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Christchurch Earthquake: Sailing clubs report on 'quake effects
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
If the start of the Canterbury sailing season was disrupted by the September 4 quake, the end of the season has been, not surprisingly, worse affected in the aftermath of February's devastating disaster which sees the local Club's doing what they can to offer some normality to members. The team at Yachting New Zealand wishes to express to Canterbury residents, and fellow yachties and boaties in... [more]
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America's Cup: Erle Williams on the AC45
Richard Gladwell,
Erle Williams is one of those sailors who has done pretty well everything in big-boats. After a few years roaring up and down Auckland's harbour on 18ft skiffs, he moved over to be a watch captain aboard the Dutch yacht Flyer at the ripe old age of 22. We caught up with Erle Williams after he had his first sail aboard the AC45 and asked for his comparisons and comments.... [more]
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Interview with Nathan Wilmot, 2008 470 Olympic Gold Medalist
Christine Hansen,
Nathan Wilmot and Malcom Page won the Gold medal for Australia in 470s at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They sailed 470s for 10 years under the guidance of coach Victor Kovalenko, winning three World Championships, as well as two seconds and a third. Nathan recently visited Auckland and took part in an interview when he talked about his future plans, his experience of and views on Olympic sailing.... [more]
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Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship Race 4
Frank Quealey,
Australian champions Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas gave a faultless exhibition in Thurlow Fisher Lawyers to win Race 4 on Sydney Harbour today... [more]
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NSW Maritime Lifejacket donation to School
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime today presented inflatable lifejackets to the Marine Teachers Association in Port Macquarie.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan International 2011 Race 3 video
Simon Brown,
Race 3 of the JJ Giltinan International 2011 produced the classic 20 knot North Easterly with all the anticipated drama and action ...... Plus we have another heat winner, Andy Budgen, Dan Wilsdon and Matt Wark had to stay focused as Gotta Luv It 7 challenged Hyde Sails GBR for the lead only to capsize in a gybe. The racing was really tight on the first beat to the Beashel Bouy with extremly close... [more]
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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Follow online with live tracking
Frank Quealey,
For the first time in the 74 year history of the Championship, followers from anywhere in the world can watch the famous flying machines live as they contest the 2011 Championship series on Sydney Harbour... [more]
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Raymarine Asia has a vacancy for an energetic area sales manager
Liza Sticpewich,
Raymarine, the world leader in marine electronics has a vacancy for an energetic area sales manager at Raymarine Asia located in Belrose, NSW.... [more]
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470 Australian Championship - Belcher and Page aim to stay at the top
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Sailing Team's 470 men's crew of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page will be looking to continue their dominance of the class on Australian waters when the 2011 470 Australian Championship begins at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron today.... [more]
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470 World Champions Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page impress in SB3
Ian Grant and Sail-World.com,
While Australian SB3 sports boat champion Jono Shelley remains as a front line contender to defend his National crown during the Audi Port Stephens Race Week from April 11-17, he received a wake up call last weekend.... [more]
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World Championships 2011 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Race 3 images
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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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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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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