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 02 May 2011

Sail-World New Zealand continues its detailed coverage of the America's Cup, Richard Gladwell's interview with Stan Honey explains the technology future...

Our team is preparing for a giant Sanctuary Cove,the main show pavilion, with 130+ exhibitors is the pavilion, so you can figure our level of committment. We will be looking forward to meeting lots of you there. For the first time ever we have a stand, we wont be hard to find.

Rave reviews for Sail Port Stephens, destined to be a giant regatta in the future and we note that Meridien Marina's Airlie Beach Race Week already has healthy entries with the Sport Boats leading the way. A good time to enter would be NOW!!

The Sail-World team

Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2011 entries open
Entries have already begun to flow in for the 22nd Annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week, which will be conducted on the waters of Pioneer Bay and the Whitsunday Passage from 11th to 18th August 2011. The very first entry came within an hour of the 2011 website Go button being pressed; it came from Gary McCarthy and Tracey Johnstone from Mooloolaba.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2011 gets rave reviews
Sail Port Stephens Media,
The fastest growing regatta in Australia, Sail Port Stephens, is obviously a regatta whose time has come. It certainly played to rave reviews.... [more]
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2011 Australian University Fleet Racing Regatta - Race Review
Ajay Rau,
This years Australian University Fleet Racing Regatta was held in Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra (ACT) from April 24th to 26th. The ANU Sailing club and UTS sailing club members were host club and organizers for or this year's event. There were 18 entries from 8 universities. The universities who attend the regatta were ANU, Canberra Uni, UTS, USYD, UNSW, Melbourne Monash and Wollongong.... [more]
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Sail Iceberg Easter Regatta another successful event
Ian Grant,
After months of torrential rain and sail cloth busting breeze the weather god finally smiled on Pioneer Bay to allow the Whitsunday Sailing Club to host another successful Sail Iceberg Easter regatta.... [more]
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World Champion back on top in OK Dinghy rankings
Robert Deaves,
Despite failing to win the recent Interdominion title in Melbourne last month, reigning world champion Karl Purdie (NZL) has retaken the lead at the top of the OK Dinghy World Ranking list.... [more]
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Sailors sail away with the prizes at the Cook Island Sports Awards
OSAF media,
The annual Cook Island Sports Awards night was held on the main islands of Rarotonga this month and it was the sport of sailing that stole the show by winning seven awards including the most prestigious titles.... [more]
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Performance Sailcraft Australia announces new dealer for Victoria
Jason Goulding,
To better service the Victorian Laser sailors and allow the sailing public easier access to new/used Lasers along with a full range of parts and accessories, PSA has appointed Scott Lovig – Paddle Fish Sail of Mornington as the new Victorian Laser dealer.... [more]
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University Of New South Wales Sailing Club News
Ajay Rau,
In Late March, Katie Abbott and her crew of Tara McCall (UNSW High Performance Athlete),Angela Farrell and Sophie Lahey representing the Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia won the 2011 Harken Woman's International Match Racing Regatta defeating New Zealander Danielle Bowater.... [more]
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Beneteau Cup Pittwater Regatta
Lisa Ratcliff,
Thirty-four Beneteau owners and their crews proved they aren't fair weather sailors, defying Saturday morning's dramatic early down pour to front up for the annual Beneteau Cup Pittwater Regatta.... [more]
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Fremantle to Bali 2011 Limit grabs the outright lead
Bernie Kaaks,
After two days of battling extremely light weather conditions, Limit finally found some breeze late this afternoon and is now closing on the Bali finish line at a healthy 12 knots. If she is able to maintain that speed, she will finish by nightfall tomorrow and will achieve her main goal in this race – breaking the 30 year old race record set by Siska IV in the inaugural 1981 race.... [more]
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PWA Surf World Cup day three images,
Gallery of images from the PWA of the windsurfing action in Podersdorf, Austria during the PWA Surf World Cup.... [more]
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12ft Skiff Australian Championship trifecta for Press and Yabsley
Murray Press,
The 76th 12ft Skiff Australian Championship was won by Nick Press and Brad Yabsley on Dimension Polyant Australia with only a small margin to last year's champs Brett Hobson and Alex Johnson on Garde.... [more]
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34th America's Cup andgic Buttons
Leighton O'Connor,
Last Wednesday, I was invited to a press conference in New Zealand wrapping up the third day of testing the AC45's. Unfortunately, I had to journey down under via a conference call. The kick off time was 4PM their time - midnight my time. I figured what the heck. Conan is all repeats this week and Letterman has been pretty lame lately.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series 2011 Great Veterans and Ladies Day Race
Jennifer Crooks,
The Great Veterans and Ladies Day race, conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia saw Sydney Harbour return to its picturesque best today with mild winter temperatures and sun shining, after a week of rain, for the traditional opening of the Audi Winter Series... [more]
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America's Cup: The week that Was - Video from the Regatta Trials
Oracle Racing and America's Cup Media,
Catch this summary, in video, of the first week of the America's Cup Regatta Management Trials.... [more]
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Long life assured for Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Despite rumours in the media, from esteemed mastheads that should know better than to publish industry gossip, and from quarters of the industry who should also be above the 'scuttlebutt' as it was described, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is alive and well and fully supported by its owners, Mulpha Developments.... [more]
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America's Cup: Sit in on the Remote Umpiring System + Video
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World sat in on the final day of testing for the remote umpiring system to be used for the America's Cup World series and America's Cup itself in the new multihull competition. Developed to avoid the need for umpires to be chasing the competitors at speeds of up to 35 knots and making decisions, the on screen system effectively slows down the action and enables very accurate calls to be made... [more]
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America's Cup: Stan Honey on TV and Umpiring systems for AC45's
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with Stan Honey, one of the key players behind the development of the remote umpiring systems and television systems intended for the America's Cup World Series and then the America's Cup itself.... [more]
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America's Cup: Competitors Forum Media Conference + Video + Full Audio
Richard Gladwell,
Another Competitors Forum was held in Auckland today. Sail-World understands it was attended by 14 of the 15 teams entered, with about eight in physical attendance and others participating by phone in. Following the Forum, designed to allow the Challengers and Defender to discuss issues and concepts relating to the the 34th America's Cup, a Media Conference was held in the America's Cup Regatta... [more]
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America's Cup: The Kids are all right - Opti sailors taste the AC45
Gilles Martin-Raget,
After the Toyota National Optimist Championships concluded in Auckland, New Zealand on Easter Monday, the five sailors in the New Zealand team were invited out for a sail on Oracle racing's AC45. A good picture speaks a thousand words, but the looks on these young sailor's faces speak volumes. Does it get any better than this when you are a kid?... [more]
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Australian Open BIC Cup record turnout
Bevan McKavanagh,
72 sailors, 68 O'pen BIC's sailing, great weather, great company and wind. It couldn't really have been better. What a way to spend Easter! Such was the scenario for the 2011 Australian O'pen BIC Cup held at the Great Lakes sailing Club at Forster NSW, the second National event for the class in Australia.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup investment a smart move for New Zealand
Richard Gladwell,
On the back of the Emirates Team NZ funding and America's Cup challenge announcement there has been a lot of media comment, most of it negative on whether NZ Economic Development should be investing in the New Zealand team. During the week on Radio Live Emirates Team NZ CEO discussed the economic impact of the New Zealand investment, and the issues of this America's cup Challenge... [more]
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Regional Champions show their class at Team Sailing Nationals
Kirsty Laws,
With Round Robin Two almost completed, Auckland Regions Champions St Kentigern College and Kerikeri High School (Northland winners) lead the Gold fleet with six wins each, closely followed by Lindisfarne College (Lower North Islands winners) and Whangarei Boys on five wins. Top girls teams Napier Girls and New Plymouth Girls are also in the Gold fleet, tied on two wins each.... [more]
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America's Cup: Can multihulls matchrace? You bet! Catch the Video!
Richard Gladwell,
Oracle Racing have just posted a video showing a minute or so of the pre-start between two AC45's in moderate breezes. It gives us a first glimpse of what match racing could be like in wingsailed multihulls with their rapid acceleration and ability to spin on a dime.... [more]
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Canberra sailors finish on top at 34th NSW Tasar Championships
Nicole Douglass,
The 34th NSW Tasar State Championships were held at Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club over the Easter weekend this year. Rick Longbottom and Kelsey Hanrahan from Canberra were too smart and too quick in the prevailing sick sou'easterly conditions of the final two days racing, holding off World Champs Rob and Nic Douglass (also from Canberra) to take the titles by a point.... [more]
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Prelude to the 2011 Bay to Bay Race
Peter Hackett,
Why do we do the big crowded races all over Australia? Because we can!... [more]
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