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 11 Apr 2011

A glorious autumn day yesterday on Port Stephens, its colder today, but we will enjoy time on the water as alway.

Lots of news from the Oz and international sailing scene.

The Sail-World Team

Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel NOR and Online entry now available!
Suellen Hurling,
This year the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race (B2K).... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2011 - NCYC's Newcastle race
Sail Port Stephens media,
Today's Newcastle Cruisng Yacht Club's (NCYC) race was an organised 'lead in' race to Sail Port Stephens 2011. NCYC Commodore Arnell's Anger Management, the Corby 43 took line honours and Colour Tile came in second.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone challenge for Brindabella
Ian Grant,
Brindabella owner Jim Cooney and skipper Ian Thomson will set sail in the 2011 Qantas-Link Brisbane to Gladstone race on Good Friday April 22.... [more]
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Hood Sails Australia chosen for Round Australia durability
Brendan Maxwell,
Just a few days before the Sydney to Hobart race and there's drama everywhere. Last minute emergencies at every level. And suddenly you need a new sail ... Hood Sails Australia to the rescue. Now its a sail for Round Australia.... [more]
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Club Marine Series 2011 final race images by Alex McKinnon
Alex McKinnon images,
Club Marine Series 2011 concluded today with the final race on Port Phillip Bay. Photographer Alex McKinnon presents this gallery of images from today's action... [more]
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Club Marine Series 2011 draws to a close
Teri Dodds,
The final race in the Club Marine Series for 2011, was sailed today on Port Phillip Bay. After a postponement for strong winds for the morning race in Division 0 and 1, Race Officer for the day, David LeRoy sent all divisions out to their respective courses off St Kilda for a 2pm start. Division 1 and 2 south of Williamstown, whilst Division 2 and 3 were racing off St Kilda to the east.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: CAMPER makes journey to the sea
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand's new round-the-world race yacht CAMPER has arrived in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. She left the builder's yard in Auckland at 4.30am Sunday; just a year after project was announced.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Newcastle Race provisional win to Hickman's Wild Rose
Di Pearson,
Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race has been won (provisionally) by Roger Hickman. A veteran ocean racer with string of major ocean racing victories spanning as many years as his yacht's age, hickman has proved time and again that the age of a yacht is no barrier to winning races.... [more]
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Hopes held for top New Zealand Olympic yachtsman missing in plane
Richard Gladwell,
One of New Zealand's top sailors, Olympic representative and 1958 Price of Wales Trophy winner, Geoff Smale, has been reported missing in a single seater plane en route from Auckland to Ashburton. Smale left Auckland's North Shore airfield late Saturday morning, and was due in Ashburton mid afternoon, the authorities were notified of the fact that he had not arrived around 5.00pm.... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia - Slingsby wins silver medal
Craig Heydon,
Australian sailor Tom Slingsby has won a Silver medal in the Laser class on the final day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Spain.... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Finn class medal race to Ainslie
Robert Deaves,
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Finn class medal race followed a familiar pattern. Ben Ainslie (GBR) took his seventh race win of the week and the overall prize for the best performance across all classes. On another day of light winds and small choppy waves, Ainslie led from the top mark all the way.... [more]
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Princesa Sofia Trophy - Champions crowned in Palma
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
The medal races and Women's Match racing finals have crowned today the champions in the 42 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre in Palma.... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Gold for Ainslie and Goodison
Lindsey Bell,
Ben Ainslie and Paul Goodison claimed gold in the Finn and Laser classes on the final day of racing in Palma (Saturday 9 April) to bring the British medal tally to eight at this third leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series.... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia - Women's Match Racing final results
The Finals and Petit-Finals for Women's Match Racing in the Trofeo Sofia Trophy were sailed in perfect conditions after the sea breeze filled in around midday to a steady 7-10 knots. The Petit-Finals saw Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer, and Deb Capozzi (USA) defeat Claire Leroy, Marie Riou, and Claire Pruvot (FRA) in two straight matches to win the Bronze medal.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race line honours to Loki
Di Pearson,
The Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race line honours went to Stephen Ainsworth and his Loki crew from Sydney. They crossed the finish line in the Hunter River at 18.48.23 hours this evening, in the elapsed time of 1 day, 6hrs, 48 mins and 23 secs.... [more]
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Radiation and the Oceans
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake—one of the largest ever recorded, occurred 80 miles off the coast of Japan. The earthquake created a series of tsunamis, the largest estimated to be over 30-feet, that swept ashore along the northeast coast of the main island, Honshu.... [more]
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Lord Howe Island Race 2011 sponsored by Hempel Australia
Peter Campbell,
The Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race 2011 continues to be sponsored by Hempel Australia Pty Ltd. The iconic race is ran by Gosford Sailing Club... [more]
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Burke Sprint Jacket - the latest in technical wet weather clothing
Colin Burgess,
Burke Marine has released its latest offering in technical clothing - the Sprint Jacket. Forming part of their technical wet weather clothing range, this jacket has all the features and specs you would normally associate with a higher end product but without the price tag.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Race battle of wills
Di Pearson,
Loki still has 54 nautical miles to reach the finish and at the time of writing, was travelling at 6.3 knots, while Hodgkinson's Beneteau 45 had 105 miles to go, her boat speed at 4.7 knots. 'Well, it's a beautiful day. A light sea breeze has filled in and we are making good time towards the finish' Navigator Michael Bellingham said from Loki at 1.30pm.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Gutek heads to Fortaleza with broken forestay
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans - Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski is heading for port after the forestay on his Eco 60 yacht Operon Racing broke. Although the rig is secure, the damage has forced Gutek, who was lying fourth in ocean sprint four, to turn his boat round and head for Fortaleza on the northern coast of Brazil to carry out the vital repairs.... [more]
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World Champions duel at Sail Port Stephens
Sail Port Stephens media,
Two high profile Australian sailors Glen Bourke and Nathan Outteridge, with ten World titles under their belts between them, are amongst the favourites for the 2011 SB3 Australian Championship to be sailed Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April, as part of Sail Port Stephens 2011.... [more]
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Audi Sydney to Newcastle images by Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini images,
Audi Sydney to Newcastle race images by intrepid photographer Andrea Francolini... [more]
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Flying Tiger 10 yachting class celebrate a successful season
James Hill,
The Flying Tiger 10 yachting class celebrated a successful 2010/11 season on Tuesday April 5, 2011 with a prize-giving for recent championships... [more]
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America's Cup: Teams offered jump-start design package for AC72's
America's Cup Media,
For the first time ever in the America's Cup, a shared design program is being offered to the entered teams to jump-start designs of the fast, high-tech AC72s, the new wing-sailed catamarans to be launched next year. With the surge of new teams that just entered the 34th America's Cup, the 15 teams that met last week's entry deadline now have the opportunity to share in an initial design packag... [more]
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