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 21 Mar 2011

Today we have more sailing videos than ever before. AC45, the Freo files, crashs and burns, interviews. Enjoy!!

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Videos from Oracle Racing: Two boats train in the rain
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing presents a video of the two AC45's sailing together on the Waitemata Harbour last Friday afternoon, when a serious downpour occurred, as it only can in Auckland out of a blue sky. Winds were not that strong in the Bean Rock area at the entrance to the Waitemata - being recorded at a peak of 21kts at 3.00pm and only 14kts earlier in the afternoon.... [more]
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Oracle Racing: James Spithill and Murray Jones compare notes on AC33
Oracle Racing,
Two sailors who were rivals in the 33rd America's Cup are now together in the Oracle Racing campaign for the 34th America's Cup. In this video from Oracle Racing, James Spithill, skipper of the Challenger, trimaran USA-17 interviews/compares notes with Murray Jones, one of the crew aboard Alinghi, Defender in the 33rd Match... [more]
Share this story 1987 America's Cup video gallery, 1987 America's Cup video gallery. The Fremantle America's Cup event in 1987 has gone down in history as one of the very best ever. Sail-World has access to the video of that wonderful event and been releasing coverage as we delve. Grab a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a beer and spend a little time with the collection so far.... [more]
Share this story covers the America's Cup AC45 - Video Gallery 1,
Over the past couple of months Sail-World has built up a collection of videos of the AC45, and the development of the America's Cup World Series. For those who have missed any of these here is the first of a three part collection... [more]
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Sailing video: Onboard a Sharpie
Paul Bulley,
On board camera aboard the Australian Sharpie 'Blur' racing at BSYC, Adelaide... [more]
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More video selections,
More great sailing video footage is turning up online. For your enjoyment, the Sail-World team world-wide is bringing you a mixture of interesting recent clips and some historic footage each week.... [more]
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BYC Farr 40 Pennant - A close one indeed
Peter Campbell,
Bellerive Yacht Club Farr 40 Pennant - Obviously, racing in the Farr 40 class is most always close however, deciding the winner of BYC 40 class pennant for the season last Saturday really did come down to the wire for Stephen Boyes and his crew of Wired.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Championships 2011 on Network Ten
Richard Palfreyman,
ISAF World Sailing Championships - The event which will be held in Perth this year, is now very pleased to announce that Network Ten has secured exclusive Australian broadcast rights.... [more]
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Three Peaks Race teams see a change in the rules
Three Peaks Race Media,
Three Peaks Race - In response to opinions of the past years 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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Australian Sailing Team seeks Senior Performance Analyst/ Biomechanist
Craig Heydon,
Australian Sailing Team in conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Institute of Sport, is now looking for a Senior Performance Analyst/ Biomechanist to work with the team in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games.... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championship 2011 - 86 crews, nine countries
Ian Grant,
SAP 505 World Championships - Paul Mitchell and Sam Haines, International 505 Class sailors, will need to display tactical awareness when they contest the first race of the world championship off Hamilton Island next Saturday (March 26).... [more]
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Single figure breezes for final day of BMW Auckland Cup
Ivor Wilkins,
Light air sailing skills were at a premium as the fleet of yachts competing in the 2011 BMW Auckland Regatta seldom saw the breeze move into double figures throughout the three day event. For the final day of racing, the yachts were sent on a scenic course around some of the islands of the inner Hauraki Gulf.... [more]
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NSW State A Class Championship 2011
Julian Jenkins,
NSW State A Class Championship 2011 - The second episode of the Eastern Australian A Class Catamaran Class Championship trilogy was completed over the weekend at the Kurnell Catamaran Club.... [more]
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Inside Core Builders Composites' facility at Warkworth
Oracle Racing Media,
If you are not one of the fortunate few who have toured through the Core Builders Composites' facility at Warkworth, join the US Ambassdor to NZ, David Huebner, as he is shown through the facility by Tim Smythe who heads up CBC along with Mark Turner. CBC has a contract with the America's Cup Event Authority to handle a current order of 10 AC45s.... [more]
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Association Cup 2011 Port Phillip
David Seaman,
The 2011 Association Cup was run on Port Phillip, on the 19th March, in frustratingly light conditions. Crews drifted until Race 1 was started at about 2pm (11am scheduled start!), but this race was abandoned when it became clear that the fleet had no way of finishing.... [more]
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Dolphin Spirit record solo sail to Japan cancelled
Erik Simonson / Michael Reppy,
Things change, and sometimes in ways unimaginable just days or weeks before our long, hard planned efforts come to fruition. Such is the case with Michael Reppy and Dolphin Spirit, whose two part record attempt on the SF to Japan record attempt.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour
Frank Quealey,
Australian 18 Footers League's Queen of the Harbour is Samantha Milner. With each boat's crew consisting of one female as their queen for the coveted title, the conditions were even more demanding than usual.... [more]
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Ficker Cup - Ferrarese fights his way into Congressional Cup
Rich Roberts,
Ficker Cup - Simone Ferrarese turned 23 this month and this weekend gave himself a birthday present that he'll share with his crew next week: racing in the Long Beach Yacht Club's 47th Congressional Cup.... [more]
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MYC Helly Hansen Womens' Challenge 2011; Crosbie Lorimer Images
Crosbie Lorimer,
Crosbie Lorimer was out on the water capturing images of today's action in the Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women's Challenge. As the images show there was plenty on at the seaward mark with a strong seaway rolling through the Heads.... [more]
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CYCA's Australia's Ocean Pointscore Series - Its About Time
Di Pearson,
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Ocean Pointscore Series (OPS) has provisionally been won by Julian Farren-Price. Having been a regular on the ocean racing scene for some years, consistently good results have paid big dividends for Farren-Price, who in January won the Pittwater-Coffs Harbour race and its associated series in January, for a second time.... [more]
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Mirabaud safely in port after Barcelona World Race dismasting
MaxComm Communications,
Mirabaud, helmed by Dominique Wavre and Michèle Paret in the Barcelona World Race, arrived in Mar del Plata at 5pm (CET) on Saturday, under jury rig. The co-skippers were warmly welcomed by a small delegation of friends, journalists, members of their shore team and Mirabaud's local South American contacts.... [more]
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Victorian Laser - New Dealer Network Announced
Performance Sailcraft Australia (PSA) builders of the world's most popular sailing dinghy has announced a new dealer network for Victoria.... [more]
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America's Cup: The Freo Files - KZ-7 vs US-61 in a big breeze
Sail-World Archives,
The Fremantle Doctor was the single feature that differentiated the 1987 America's Cup from every regatta that has occurred before or since. The strong on-shore breeze that came in every afternoon, arrived around 1.00pm, just in time for the racing. The normally sedate 12 Metre class came to life in the Fremantle Doctor, and provided a spectacular television spectacle, on schedule... [more]
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Dogs join Ocean Environment Action Group
Sailors for the Sea,
Is your dog passionate about the ocean environment? If so, no longer does he have to bark in vain - Sailors for the Sea have a new category of membership - 'The Salty Dog' Membership... [more]
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America's Cup: Gary Jobson on Unfurling Opportunities - Video
Vince Casalaina,
Gary Jobson came to speak at Unfurling Opportunities a forum hosted by His longtime association with the America's Cup as both a competitor and a commentator gives him a unique perspective on what having the Cup in San Francisco might mean. He's got some great stories and some good points to think about for anyone who wants to be a part of America's Cup 34.... [more]
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America's Cup: Principal Race Officer describes the courses - Video
Vince Casalaina,
John Craig, America's Cup 34 Principal Race Officer, gave the first public presentation in San Francisco about what the course area for the Cup races would look like. He's planning on using every available inch of open water in the main bay and working with all the stakeholders to make sure that works.... [more]
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America's Cup: Images of AC45's first two-boat test on Hauraki Gulf
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was out on the water yesterday to get the first shots of the two Oracle Racing logo'd AC45's, as they were put through their paces in a piece of two boat testing/combat, giving fans their first taste of what match racing in catamarans could look like.... [more]
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America's Cup: Media Trials to start in Hauraki Gulf in late April
America's Cup Media,
In preparation for the inaugural America's Cup World Series this July, event organizers will stage on and off the water dress rehearsals in Auckland April 25-29 and May 2-6. These test periods will focus on refining all of the courses, support systems and management procedures necessary to stage each AC World Series event and provide a superior experience for both the teams and spectators world... [more]
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America's Cup: Two boat trialling begins on the Hauraki Gulf
Richard Gladwell,
A significant milestone in the 34th America's Cup occurred today on the Hauraki Gulf when two AC45's being sailed by crews from Oracle Racing lined up for a two boat practice session. It is the first time that two AC45's have lined up against each other. Viewers from the shore, were treated to a glimpse of what match racing could be like in the smaller version of the AC72 catamaran to be used... [more]
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Nautor's Swan Australia and New Zealand launch
John Curnow,
It may well have rained in Sydney on Wednesday night, but it was nothing except sunshine, glorious colour and wonderful aesthetics at the launch of the new Nautor's Swan Australia and New Zealand agency.... [more]
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Australian industry trio present seminars in Taiwan
Bob Wonders,
Taiwanese boat yards welcome Australian expertise. The trip was organised by Austrade and led to the group presenting the seminars to leading Taiwanese shipyards in Taipei and Kaohsiung.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Offshore Yacht Race entry deadline drawing near
Jennifer Crooks,
Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race entries are steadily flowing in but, competitors and yacht owners now have less than 10 days to submit an entry.... [more]
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SAP 505 Worlds approaching
Di Pearson,
SAP 505 Worlds is deemed as an event not to be missed for a good reason! Hamilton Island will be hosting the event along with the Australian Championship from March 20 to April first, and will feature some high-profile and surprising entries from around the globe... [more]
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America's Cup: Paul Cayard reflects on 25 years plus of pro-sailing
Erik Simonson and Vince Casalaina,
Upcoming in the next issue of Seahorse Magazine is an interview with Paul Cayard who sat down with Vince Casalaina of Image Integration and Erik Simonson of for a near two hour interview. See a six minute video clip where Cayard talks of the design development of US-61 in the 1987 America's Cup, life with Raoul Gardini, a key decision aboard EF Language..... [more]
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