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 23 Mar 2011

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The Sail-World Team

Jessica Watson to contest UK's Round the Island Race
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
80th Anniversary Round the Island Race will be sailed on Saturday 25th June with round the world teenage solo sailing stars amongst entries.... [more]
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SAP 2011 505 Pre-Worlds day 1 mixed results
Di Pearson,
Stumping up with a solid performance on Day 1 of the SAP 2011 505 Pre-Worlds at Hamilton Island appeared to be a prerequisite to getting a psychological advantage for the upcoming SAP World Championship, starting from 1300 hours on Saturday local time at Queensland's beautiful resort island in Australia... [more]
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Burke Marine releases new Paddling PFD
Colin Burgess,
The Burke Marine Brand is well know in the sail and power boat markets for its quality and excellent pricing well now this leading Australain brand is designing products tailolerd for the paddle sports scene. Many of thier current products cross over nicely into paddling but now there is a PFD that has beed designed with paddlers in mind.... [more]
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Henri Lloyd new look Wet Weather gear
Colin Burgess,
The TP2 Ventura Jacket and Coastal Hi Fit trousers in Yellow were one of the stands out success in Henri Lloyd's range of wet weather gear in 2010. This year Henri Lloyd has added a new colour, Optical White with Navy Trim... [more]
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Sydney Yachts impress with GTS 43
Sydney Yachts,
The GTS 43 from Sydney Yachts, the new generation of racer cruiser has arrived. A performance bred design with a quality functional interior. Whether it be in a Hobart race or a Sunday afternoon at anchor with the family the new GTS 43 from Sydney Yachts impresses in all qualities.... [more]
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Laser SB3 World championship challenge for Rod Jones
Ian Grant,
Rod Jones, the only skipper to win two Audi Australian IRC championships, faces a supreme test of his personal skill in three major events culminating with the Laser SB3 World championship in England from May 16-20.... [more]
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Philippine Hobie Challenge - Aussies rule after five days sailing
Monchu Garcia,
If you enjoy sailing fast and furiously on a reach for 4 hours straight this is The Phil Hobie Challenge- an extreme sailing event that every year takes sailors across a different 250 nautical mile route around the islands. Five days, five islands, 13 teams, eight nationalities.... [more]
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Sodebo forced to make massive detour
Kate Jennings translation,
Having set off to tackle the solo round the world record some 52 days ago, the skipper of Sodebo is having to face another meteorological barrier on his journey back to Europe. Due to the 'anticyclonic swamp' sprawling across the North Atlantic, Thomas Coville is being forced to make a massive detour via the West... [more]
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Superyacht Cup regatta Palma De Mallorca gears up
Kate Branagh,
Superyacht Cup regatta 2011 preparations are well underway. This year also sees the biggest number of first-time entries to the event. The event will be conducted in Palma from June 22nd to 25th.... [more]
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Yachting NSW Dinghy Instructor and Powerboat Handling Course
Daniel Williams,
Yachting NSW is conducting a Dinghy Instructor and Powerboat Handling Course.... [more]
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Oracle Racing News - 2 - covering the buildup in Auckland and SFO
Oracle Racing,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 21 March 2011 covering the buildup in Auckland and developments in San Francisco and more.... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre record numbers
Neus Jordi,
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Over 600 teams from 53 nations have already registered for the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre, first European event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup for Olympic and Paralympic events to be held in Palma de Majorca from second to 9th April.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race 2011 Hugo Boss back on track
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race 2011 may have conclusively proved, for Hugo Boss co-skippers Wouter Verbraak (NED) and Andy Meiklejohn (NZL), that the best laid plans can indeed go awry. Having once again adapted to their changing circumstances they are today powering north-east, having resumed sailing at 1814hrs (UTC) yesterday evening... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans clock ticks down to to Charleston race start
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans - With less than a week to go until the 5,700-mile sprint to Charleston in the US, excitement and tension is starting to mount in the Uruguayan port of Punta del Este.... [more]
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Top Kiwi Olympic hope injured in cycling accident
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Olivia Powrie, silver medalist at the 2010 Womens World 470 Championships, and a former womens world champion in the 420 class, has been injured in a cycling accident. She will be replaced as a crew for some of the European regattas ahead of the vital qualification for 2012 Olympics in Perth in December.... [more]
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Training exercise saves two kayakers on storm lashed Lake Illawarra
Ken McManus,
It was sheer good fortune for two kayak fishermen that two rescue vessels from Marine Rescue Port Kembla (Lake Illawarra Base) were taking part in a combined Marine Firefighting exercise with RFS and SES on Lake Illawarra last Saturday 19th March 2011... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone Race for two 'Golden Oldies'
Ian Grant,
Brisbane to Gladstone Race starting on Good Friday April 22 and two champion Golden Oldies of Australian ocean yacht racing, Cherana and Pagan, are poised to stage an interesting private duel for class honours in the 63rd event.... [more]
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Congressional Cup welcomes world's best match racers
Rich Roberts,
Congressional Cup - A lovely morning buffet of lightning, thunder, rain and sunshine is what welcomed some of the world's best sailors to the Long Beach Yacht Club's 47th Congressional Cup on Monday.... [more]
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Blind Match Racing Championships day 2 duelling
David Staley,
IFDS Blind Match Racing Championships day 2 on the Matilda Bay in Perth Western Australia produced interesting matches with boats really duelling - using rules and tactics to gain an advantage over their competitors. Three teams now have four wins in the bag.... [more]
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Navtec's new anti torsion stay
Emma White,
Navtec - As we know, Navtec is the rigging solution of Lewmar Marine; Navtec has now produced a small-size, anti-torsional stay that is ideal for use with genoas and flying sails on yachts from around 40 foot and above, the new stay is sized at a seven ton break load.... [more]
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Windsurfing for 2016 voting
Rory Ramsden,
Windsurfing has launched its campaign to retain two sets of medals - men and women - in the Olympic sailing events ISAF will select to take part in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil... [more]
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NSW Maritime - Tathra Ocean rescue incident
Stephanie Field,
NSW Maritime is investigating a boating incident at Bithry Inlet, near Tathra, South Coast NSW.... [more]
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IFDS Blind Match Racing day 1
David Staley,
IFDS Blind Match Racing and on the first day of the Homerus Blind Match RacingChampionshop at the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Great Britain's Vicki Sheen has won each of her four matches.... [more]
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Club Race Officer Course to be held at Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Craig Heydon,
Club Race Officer Course - Yachting Australia will be hosting a National Officiating Program; Club Race Officers seminar at the beginning of April at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney.... [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 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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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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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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