Sail Port Stephens - action heats up SB3, IRC and PHS series

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 15 Apr 2011

Just about to go out on the water, up here on Salamander Bay with a TV crew. Regional TV does sailing proud, it helps to have Nathan Outteridge and Glenn Bourke on the water too in the SB3 class.

Enjoy our coverage.

The Sail-World Team

Australia's Top Guns set for Sail Port Stephens
Sail Port Stephens media,
The NSW Grand Prix sailing season climaxes at Sail Port Stephens 2011 when the 26 boat IRC fleet will face the gun in a six race offshore series across two divisions, starting at 11:30am today.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 Qingdao: High drama on Day 2 + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
There was four and a half hours of high-drama on the second day of the Act 2 at the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao, China. Six 'open water' races were raced today outside the breakwater of Fushan Bay. The breeze was a up and down but predominantly strong enough to see the Extreme 40 fleet flying their hulls... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans at the heart of sustainable power
Velux 5 Oceans,
With the topic for ocean sprint four sustainability award set as 'power', we look at the lengths the Velux 5 Oceans racers go to in order to manage their consumption sustainably while racing the world's oceans.... [more]
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Brindabella sailing Sydney Harbour images by Craig Greenhill
Ian Thomson,
Brindabella is in training to challenge for the fastest monohull circumnavigation of Australia. Craig Greenhill from Saltwater Images was on the scene to take these magical shots of the Icon of Australian Sailing as the Save Our Seas Ocean Racing Team were out training.... [more]
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Mirsky determined to claim World Match Racing Championship
World Match Racing Tour,
Australian Torvar Mirsky is re-focused and ready to shed Mirsky Racing Team of their ‘nearly ran' tag by taking the 2011 Match Racing World Championship and making this year his defining year... [more]
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Camper with Emirates Team NZ first sail in Hauraki Gulf + Video
Volvo Ocean Race skipper Chris Nicholson took Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand for its first sail in the Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand. Camper is the first Volvo Open 70 that has been launched for the Race... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2011 Lay Day - a perfect autumn day
Sail Port Stephens media,
This year's Lay Day at Sail Port Stephens 2011 was another glorious autumn day, brilliant sunshine and with a gentle breeze blowing it was perfect for any activity the area affords. Port Stephens is a large, natural Harbour with 113 kilometres of shoreline and is larger than Sydney Harbour with an area of 119 square kilometres (approximately).... [more]
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New Harbour Master for Yamba NSW
Penny Robins,
NSW Maritime has appointed Captain Simon McEvoy as the new Yamba Harbour Master, NSW Maritime Chief Executive Steve Dunn said.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ: CAMPER shows her colours on the Waitemata + Video
Warren Douglas,
CAMPER the Emirates Team New Zealand's VO70 yacht for the Volvo Ocean Race went for her maiden sail on Auckland Harbour today. The yacht left the team's base at Viaduct Harbour in the early afternoon. The sea was calm, the wind a soft breeze – ideal conditions for a maiden sail with the sailing crew of 11 and the 12 designers, engineers and systems experts on board... [more]
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Laser designer and Int 14 sailor pays tribute to Geoff Smale
Bruce Kirby,
Canadian sailor and designer Bruce Kirby,better known as the designer of the highly successful Laser class was one of those who competed on the 1958 Prince of Wales Cup, along with Geoff Smale who died last weekend in a light aircraft accident. Here he pays tribute to his old friend... [more]
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Extreme 40's: Emirates Team NZ lead after first day of racing
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand appear to have converted well to the world of multihull sailing and lead the China regatta of the Extreme 40 Series after the first day's racing Six races were held outside the breakwater at Qingdao in a 10-15 easterly. At the end of the day, with a finishes of fifth ,4th, fourth, first, second and fifth and a total of 49 points, Barker has a slender two-point lead... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings April release
ISAF World Sailing Fleet Racing Rankings for 13 April 2011 have been released.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 day 1 to Emirates Team New Zealand
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series, Qingdao, China Act 2 of the 2011 global series is underway. Six races were staged today on the outside of the breakwater in a good easterly breeze between 10-15 knots and the ‘open water' courses, still close enough for the spectators to follow each race unfold.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race favourites
Ian Grant,
New South Wales yachts Lahana (Peter Millard) and the impressively fast Hooligan (Marcus Blackmore) are favoured to win a state of origin war on the water in the 308 n/ml Brisbane to Gladstone race over the Easter Weekend.... [more]
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Newport to Ensenada rematch
Rich Roberts,
How important is the start of a 125.5-nautical mile sailboat race? For people watching Friday's 12 noon getaway of the 64th Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race from a vantage point, getting off the line first will seem a pretty big deal.... [more]
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Normandy Channel Race has International flair
Kate Jennings,
With just days to go until the official closing of registration, the Normandy Channel Race boasts eighteen Class 40s. Furthermore, the latest crew entries come as further proof that this race isn't just reserved for Frenchies!... [more]
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Barcelona World Race images of Caffari and Corbella at finish,
Barcelona World Race co-skippers Dee Caffari and Anna Corbella, the all female duo onboard Gaes Centros Auditivos, broke the finish line of the Barcelona World Race in sixth place. This image gallery is from the finish.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens Commodore's Cup - Images from Day 3
Sail Port Stephens Media,
Another bright blue day at Australia's fastest growing regatta. Here is a selection of images. There are lots more on the event website's 2011 photogallery.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens Commodore's Cup Day 3 – the wrap
Sail Port Stephens Media,
After a classic offshore sailing day yesterday, the final day of the Commodore's Cup provided an opportunity for the fleet to explore Port Stephens. The course took the fleet from Nelson Bay past Middle Island on the south side, past Soldiers Point, well up into the protected waters of West Arm and then home, this time via the north side of Middle Island.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 Chinese challenge for Alinghi
Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 swiss team Alinghi has travelled all the way to China aiming to improve on their initial performance at the opening round of the circuit in Oman... [more]
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Exciting climax to Western Australian Offshore Season
YWA Offshore,
Ocean racing reputations will be made and lost this Saturday in Fremantle Sailing Club's 75 nautical mile Westender Ocean Race, the final race on the offshore program. Dubbed the 'race to nowhere', the course takes the fleet over the horizon west of Rottnest Island, around a couple of hard-to-locate buoys (the 'FADs' – fish-attracting devices), then back to the finish line at Fremantle.... [more]
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Old School dictates terms in the RPAYC Pittwater to Newcastle race
Tom Spithill,
A strong fleet of 22 took part in the RPAYC's 47nm Pittwater Newcastle race. The fleet got under way at 1000hrs in perfect autumn conditions with a spectacular spinnaker start in a light 5 knot westerly. The heavily congested boat end of the line saw RPAYC's John Ellis' Elan 37 ‘Sirocco' manage to thread a path through the pack to win the boat end and get a favourable start.... [more]
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Vestas SailRocket2 delayed on route to Namibia
Paul Larsen,
Vestas SailRocket 2 is designed to be significantly faster than its predecessor, with the ultimate aim of breaking the ‘Outright World Speed Sailing Record'. On Monday March 14th, Vestas SailRocket was packed and shipped to Walvis Bay, Namibia. The original ETA was 13th April. Now she is delayed.... [more]
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Vendée Globe 2012 - Armel Le Cléac'h signs on for Banque Populaire
Vendée Globe,
The French bank Banque Populaire has just announced that it will be taking part in the Vendée Globe 2012 and that it has chosen Armel Le Cléac'h as skipper.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens Commodore's Cup Day 3 - Discover the Bay
Sail Port Stephens Media,
Sail Port Stephens Commodore's Cup Day 3. Within Port Stephens breezes are expected to be moderate for today's Explore the Bays course, which take the fleet around Soldiers Point and into quieter water. The course lengths for the Cruising Spinnaker and Cruising Non Spinnaker are 14.3 and 13.1 nautical mile srespectively.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens Commodore's Cup Three Islands Race – Best ever?
Sail Port Stephens Media,
Commodores Cup Day 2 – Straight out of the Brochure today Postcard autumn weather, gusty westerly 15-20 knots, blazing blue skies and a wonderful course. Quite long parts of the course were romping beam reaching legs favouring waterline length and the leaders quickly sorted by size.... [more]
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