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 20 May 2011

The Sail-World Team is at Sanctuary Cove. Lots of interesting news will come out over the weekend.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

Of Wings and Strings – Cordage with Gottifredi Maffioli
John Curnow,
Since 1926, Gottifredi Maffioli has been involved with the production of all manner of twines, threads, ropes and cordage. Since the 50's, the name has also become one of the world's leading suppliers to high-end sports enthusiasts, to now, where Gottifredi Maffioli running and standing rigging has been the choice of racers from America's Cup, to Admirals Cup and many trans-oceanic classes.... [more]
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Zhik SB3 World Championship day 4 - Glenn Bourke hangs on
Katie Ashworth,
Zhik SB3 World Championship day 4. The wind was late arriving and the 'AP' was raised for over an hour. Craig Burlton (GBR) found form today. One Design Sailing's performance was back, but their luck is yet to be found. They were called OCS, did not hear the call and return, won the race but were disqualified.... [more]
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NSW Maritime urges caution at coastal bar crossings
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime would like to remind surfers, windsurfers, kite boarders and kayakers to stay clear of boats that are navigating coastal bar crossings.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship battle for second
Justin Chisholm,
Melges 24 World Championship 2011 in Corpus Christi, Texas day four. Brian Porter on USA 749 Full Throttle turned in a 6,4, scoreline today, which was good enough to move him into second place overall.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy - Fulfilling expectations
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Spain's Iberdrola Sailing Team fulfilled expectations in the new Soto Class 40. As for the TP52s, over four races there have now been four different winners. Quantum Racing's win in the second race was momentarily in jeopardy when two of their ultra-faired stanchions snapped, almost plunging their crew into the water.... [more]
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Sydney City Marine Winter Series - Hughie on a winter break
Brendan Rourke,
Well well well, Hughie must be on his winter break. A beautiful sunny with a forecast 5 to 10 knots going east and dying. For once the forecast was correct.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Ulsan - Dunkerbeck to the fore
PWA World Cup Ulsan saw Bjorn Dunkerbeck edge just ahead of Antoine Albeau to lead the men's standings by a fraction of a point. During that same time, Arrighetti furthered her lead by displaying more of her near flawless sailing on the penultimate day in Korea.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 Istanbul ready
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 opening day is fast approaching and has less than a week to the start in Istanbul, Turkey. Act 3 will take place from the 25th to 29th May, and will open to the public from the 27th May.... [more]
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Mr Skype brings new dimension to Audi MedCup racing
Richard Gladwell and Stuart Alexander,
Stuart Alexander, yachting correspondent for the English daily, The Independent caught up with the skipper of Rán after he had helmed the TP52 on the second day of the Audi MedCup circuit. He is the only owner-driver on the circuit - hopefully he will encourage other owners to reclaim the handlebars and put a new dimension on this event.... [more]
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Audi Medcup Cascais Trophy day one Video
Audi Medcup Circuit,
Video highlights from the first day of action in the Audi Medcup Cascais Trophy.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans 24 hour speed record to Chris Stanmore-Major
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans British solo sailor Chris Stanmore-Major (CSM) has set the 24-hour speed record for the current edition of the solo round the world yacht race onboard his Eco 60 yacht Spartan... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Academy RS:X Youth Stopover Tour
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
The Volvo Ocean Race Academy RS:X Youth Stopover Tour was announced by the RS:X Class Association and the Race Organisation, today from Alicante, Spain. The RS:X Youth Stopover Tour will be part of the Volvo Ocean Race Academy, a youth programme which will be in each of the ten host ports of the race. The RS:X Youth Stopover Tour will promote high-level youth windsurfing and also leave a legacy in... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup continues - Star Class preview
International Sailing Federation,
ISAF Sailing World Cup fifth regatta will be hosted in Medemblik, the Netherlands between 24th and 29th May. The ISAF Sailing World Cup 2010-2011 has seen some of the world's best fleet racing sailors, match racing sailors and paralympic sailors compete as they prepare for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition which will be held in Weymouth, England... [more]
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Sandringham Yacht Club Centenary Regatta - Special regatta Video
Mike Sabey,
The recent Centenary Regatta was special indeed, with a massive turnout to enjoying the celebration and festivities at Sandringham Yacht Club. The event has been marked by the release of a celebration video.... [more]
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OptiWorlds Update: NZ Invitational Regatta for Kiwis
Jodie Bakewell-White,
The 2012 Optimist Worlds Organizing Committee is planning an International Invitational Optimist Regatta to precede the start of the Optimist World Championships in Napier starting on 30 December this year. The two day regatta will run on the 28th and 29th of December and will be open to all the International sailors coming to compete in the Worlds.... [more]
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Henri Lloyd Winter Sample Sale starts this Saturday 21st May
F. Burke,
The famous Henri Lloyd Winter Sample Sale is on again kicking off this Saturday 21st May 2011 at the Henri Lloyd showroom in Crows Nest, Sydney! Huge range of samples and discontinued lines from Henri Lloyd's marine, footwear and lifestyle collections. Discounts of up to 80% off original RRP!... [more]
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Zhik SB3 World Championship images from day three
Thierry Martinez images,
Photographer Thierry Martinez presents this action gallery from day three of the Zhik SB3 World Championship Torbay, UK... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans sprint five - High pressure
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans skippers are facing light airs after the arrival of a high pressure system. 'About six hours ago the fog for which this area is famous closed in and since then my world has been 60ft x 20ft plus the mere hundred yards more I can see beyond that' says Chris Stanmore Major.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship 2011 day three - Leader extends
Justin Chisholm,
Melges 24 World Championship 2011 in Corpus Christi, Texas reached its midpoint today. Race 5 started bang on time on in a solid 15 knots of breeze. The fleet got away to a clean start at the first time of asking, with the boats quickly splitting into two distinct groups on either side of the first beat.... [more]
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Zhik SB3 World Championship day 3 - Glenn Bourke into third + Video
Katie Ashworth,
Lighter and more stable conditions made for a smoother day three at the Zhik SB3 World Championships in Torquay, UK. Just off two days of qualifying races, the fleets split onto their Gold and Silver courses.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show open
Kate Duryea,
The 23rd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show opens today with 384 exhibitors generating a multi-million dollar display. The four-day show, which runs to Sunday, May 22, has consolidated its position as an international event with exhibitors from China, Taiwan, South Africa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States.... [more]
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Audi Medcup Circuit Cascais Trophy - Container consistency
Audi MedCup,
At the Audi Medcup Circuit Cascais Trophy on day one the German Container team proved the most consistent. The Container team, with Hamish Pepper (NZL) calling tactics, built their pair of second places from solid, if not spectacular first beats and twice in consecutive races they got the better of the world champions, Quantum Racing on the final run to the finish.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Cascais Trophy - Costly mistakes on day 1
Stuart Alexander,
A bumpy start had the analysers and debriefers working at full tilt after the first day's racing for Britain's new entry to the Audi MedCup, Niklas Zennström's Rán, posted a sixth and a fourth in tricky conditions. Both Zennström and his chief lieutenant, Tim Powell, who also trims the mainsheet, agreed that mistakes had been costly.... [more]
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Match Race Germany - Richard returns
World Match Racing Tour,
Match Race Germany is the second event of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour and will be underway next week in Langenargen. This event marks Mathieu Richard's renewal of his quest to land the World Champion title that has eluded him to date.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race 2011 a true test of human endeavour
Trish Jenkins,
The Rolex Fastnet is more than just a race. When the British Isles weather conspires to deliver conditions typical of the time of year it becomes a true test of human endeavour. It is for this reason that the 608-nautical mile race consistently attracts a large and varied fleet... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings May 2011
International Sailing Federation,
No change at the top of the Open Match Race Rankings but Lucy MacGregor (GBR) returns to the number one position of the Women's rankings.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup continues in Medemblik with Delta Lloyd Regatta
International Sailing Federation,
ISAF Sailing World Cup has seen some of the world's best fleet racing sailors, match racing sailors and paralympic sailors compete as they prepare for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition which will be held in Weymouth, England... [more]
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RAYC announce 2012 Sail Noumea offshore racing event
Matt Woodley,
Royal Akarana Yacht Club (RAYC) is proud to announce the 2012 Sail Noumea offshore event in conjunction with the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and Cercle Nautique Caledonien. The three clubs have agreed to collaborate in the conduct of ocean races and passage cruise rallies from Auckland and Queensland to Noumea, with a post event cruise rally. Races will start from Auckland on Saturday 2... [more]
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Doyle Sails Australia delivers dhow sails in record time
Guy Waddilove,
In United Arab Emirates they take dhow racing seriously; seriously enough to offer over $1 million prize money for a race. When they need sails in a hurry they turn to Doyle Sails Australia. On Tuesday morning Doyle Sails in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney received an email from a customer in UAE requesting a mainsail for a 60 foot dhow with the instruction that it needed to be shipped by Thursday.... [more]
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36th Vintage Yacht Regatta at QCYC
Nigel Statham,
During the Queen's Birthday weekend (11th to 13th June) the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club (QCYC) in Shorncliffe is once again hosting the Vintage Yacht Regatta. The regatta, in its 36th year is a highlight of the classic yachting sailing calendar and attracts a large fleet of beautifully turned out vessels from yesteryear.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs 18ft Grand Prix 1 Hungary
Frank Quealey,
Dockyard 18ft Skiff Grand Prix 1 Hungary was sailed at Lake Balaton. The UK champion Pica team of Jamie Mears, Tristan Hutt and Stewart Mears scored a convincing victory... [more]
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Queensland's Winter season sailing shines on Sunshine Coast
Tourism Queensland,
Queensland's Sunshine Coast next month hosts the first event on the winter calendar of the Season of Sailing. The sparkling blue waters of Mooloolaba Bay will be the setting for spectacular racing action from June 4 to 12, kicking off with Queensland's newest regatta, Sail Mooloolaba, and culminating with the 15th Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship from June 9 to 12.... [more]
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Book a Mariner Boating 2012 Yacht Rally and you could win free flights
Maggie Joyce,
Book a Mariner Boating 2012 Yacht Rally by June 30 this year and you could win free flights for two people to the event of your choice. Select your holiday from the 2012 programme, confirm the booking with a deposit and you will go into a draw for free international flights for two people to your chosen event. Plus...receive a free 12 month subscription to Sails Yachting magazine.... [more]
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