Will we see the exciting AC45's in Australia?

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 27 May 2011

Every Australian sailor wants to see the very exciting AC45's in Australian waters and an Australian America's Cup Challenge in San Francisco. But is really going to happen? Tell us what you think...

Team Australia applies for AC45 Regatta
Team Yachting Australia Ltd has lodged an application for an AC45 event with the 34th Americas Cup Event Authority and has received confirmation and advice that the venue dates during January and February 2012 are available for events to be held in Australia during this period.... [more]
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America's Cup changes considered as team reduce
Stuart Alexander,
Top international yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander peers through the fog shrouding the America's Cup and his his perspective in The Independent: Changes to the format of the America's Cup preliminary events are being considered in San Francisco by the holder, Larry Ellison's Oracle Racing Team, the sponsoring Golden Gate Yacht Club and the organisation they have set up to arrange regatt... [more]
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Dean's Diary: Extreme 40's in Turkey - Dean Barker reports on Day 2
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Istanbul, Turkey on the Extreme40 series, in which Emirates Team NZ is competing. Sailing with Dean Barker are Glenn Ashby (AUS), James Dagg (NZL) and Richard Meacham (NZL)... [more]
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Access Class European Championships day 1 on Lake Garda
Adam Hatton and David Staley,
Access Class European Championships. The beautiful mountain scenery made up for the lack of wind. The wind was not enough for the slower Access 2.3's who only managed one lengthy race and the time limit giving Reis Pedro Cancio (POR) a head start on the fleet. An extra session has been planned for this fleet tomorrow.... [more]
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Annapolis to Newport Race features largest fleet in 28 years
Chip Thayer,
This year's Annapolis to Newport Race entry list has now been completed. In all there are 71 entries which makes it the largest in the past 28 years.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta Women's Match Racing blown away
At the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011, only one and a half flights were completed for Women's Match Racing in 30+ knot winds.... [more]
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Switching to Video - Sanctuary Cove International Boatshow 2011
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2011 marked staged two of the TetraMedia teams every increasing emphasis on video content, rather than just words and still images, across its Sail-World, Powerboat-world, MarineBusiness-World and FishingBoating-world titles... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Slingsby leads in heavy winds
Craig Heydon,
At the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011, heavy winds provided the story of day three in Holland with gusts above 30 knots keeping the majority of the fleets on shore.... [more]
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Mark Elkington of Multihull Solutions talks Cats
MarineBusiness-World.com interviews Mark Elkington Managing Director of Multihull Solutions at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2011... [more]
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Ensign's Bavaria factory open to the public
Andy Howden,
The giant German boatbuilder Bavaria Yachtbeau is now offering a rare opportunity for the public to go behind the scenes of their manufacturing plant and experience for themselves the unique production methods.... [more]
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Gambare: Revive sailing in Japan
Corinne McKenzie,
Delta Lloyd Regatta interviews Kaori Takahashi who has set the objective to offer to her Yacht Club next year, her Laser radial sail from the Olympics. What's the big problem with that? Well, the problem is that the yacht club has been utterly destroyed by the tsunami and with not only her boat but, all the boats, equipment, infrastructure...... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week welcomes radical racing yacht
Rob Mundle,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 will see the most radical offshore racing yacht to be launched in decades compete.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Aussie crews build on strong starts + Video
Craig Heydon,
Delta Lloyd Regatta Holland is the fifth round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Competitors were faced with conditions far removed from those on day one, with light breeze delaying racing and then testing the sailors once the action got underway.... [more]
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Match Race Germany -YANMAR Racing's Peter Gilmour looks for top result
Yanmar Racing Media,
YANMAR Racing's skipper Peter Gilmour holds the ‘best winning record' at this event, having earned victories here in 2004, 2005 and 2006. With his regular crew of Yasuhiro Yaji, Kazauhiko Sofuku, Thierry Douillard and Cameron Dunn, the same crew that won the Portimão Portugal Match Cup in 2010, Gilmour and YANMAR Racing were looking for a good start to the round robin series.... [more]
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PSA Winter Clothing Clearance sale now on
Performance Sailcraft,
PSA are having a Winter Clothing Clearance. Huge Savings on all Neil Pryde and Laser/PSA clothing. Grab a bargain with prices up to 60% off, everything has been reduced. Products on offer include PFD's, spray tops, jackets, tees, polo's, hats, rash shirts, thermo tops and shorts, tech tees, wetsuits, hikers, boots + more. Mens, Womens and kids ranges reduced to clear.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 hits 40 knots - heading for 60?
Paul Larsen,
It really was effortless. We made some changes to the pitch of the main foil in order to help lift the rear float clear of the water and it all worked a treat. The steering was great and it all just felt smooth. To be honest I was surprised that we hit 40 knots.... [more]
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Yachting New South Wales Winter Training Program
Mainsheet Media,
The main objective of the Winter Program is to maintain and develop the skills of young sailors so there is no seasonal lag requiring skills to be ‘re-learnt' when the summer commences. All classes of racing and skill levels are accommodated, and the program also provides a venue for clubs to interact more closely with other clubs within their region.... [more]
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Perth IRC Forum attracts a crowd
YWA Offshore,
Yachting Australia's Perth edition of its IRC Forum for current and prospective IRC boat owners and other interested parties is attracting plenty of interest. The event will be held at the Royal Perth Yacht Club this Monday, 30th May 2011.... [more]
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Ensign Ship Brokers celebrate strong Sanctuary Cove - video interview
Amanda Drover,
Ensign Ship Brokers toasted a successful first day of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on Thursday with the sale of a Beneteau Oceanis 40.... [more]
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Club Marine's CEO Greg Fisher at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Sho
Greg Fisher, CEO of the largest marine insurance company in Australia, Club Marine talks about the insurance giants response to the recent natural disasters.... [more]
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Sydney City Marine Winter Series, Race 3
Brendan Rourke,
For the second week in a row there was little wind come start time for the race. The race committee after much discussion decided to AP the race. We all played follow the start boat as they decided where to set a course.... [more]
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New Ladies Sailing Jacket from Henri Lloyd
colin burgess,
Henri Lloyd's TP1 fabric is breathable to keep you dry and comfortable, is 100% waterproof and windproof, remains comfortable and quick-drying thanks to a durable water repellence (DWR) finish which helps shed surface water... [more]
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Success for General and Troopers
FSC Offshore,
A blend of technology and experience marked the four winners of Fremantle Sailing Club's Success Cup, which was presented at a luncheon ceremony on Sunday. The Cup is awarded to the overall winners of the Club's offshore racing series - the George Law race in September, the Haselhurst Coventry Reef race in December, the Halls Head and Point Robert races in March, and the Westender race in April.... [more]
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PredictWind demonstrates new weather routing and receiving systems
Richard Gladwell,
Jon Bilger of PredictWind.com demonstrated their new onboard weather and wind package along with routing functions, yesterday aboard the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing. For racers or cruisers, the system offers a very cost effective solution for wind and route prediction, with relatively low-cost reception units to receive email and weather data feeds, using the Iridium network.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta day 1 positive start for Aussie sailors + Video
Craig Heydon,
Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011 day 1 competitors were challenged all day by the strong breeze, which spent most of the day above 20 knots, with gusts up towards 30 knots at times. A number of Australian Sailing Team crews reveled in the heavy breeze, with Laser sailor Tom Slingsby the best positioned, in second overall after the opening two races.... [more]
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Team Windcraft's Mary Bickley talks about Bear Cottage
Mary Bickley,
Supported by many of Australia's best known sailors, the Bear Cottage children's hospice is raffling the world's kindest yacht as part of its annual fund-raising campaign.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 accommodation available
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation yet? Great options still available. Contact us for the best option to suit you. www.whitsundayholidays.com.au or 1300 653 997 - 7 days per week. Many options to choose from. Ranging from 2 bedroom apartment accommodation up to 7 from $500 per night to luxury homes with a private pool - we have several houses to choose from.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race NOR available
Jennifer Crooks,
Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2011's Notice of Race for the 384 nautical mile race to start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm, Saturday 30 July, has now been released by Audi Australia and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.... [more]
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Musto Winters: Seven year itch eased with move to Etchells class
Tracey Johnstone,
Moving from Sydney to Airlie Beach, leaving behind one-design class racing, led Robert Holm to taking seven long years away from his passion. But now, back on the water in charge of an Etchells and having again experienced the pleasure of racing in a one-design fleet, Holm has thrown himself right back into the fray so much so he is working on setting up a new Etchells fleet in the Whitsundays.... [more]
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