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 03 Jun 2011

Interesting mixture of news and photos today. Up ahead is the London Test event, Sail for Gold, developments as the bar is lowered on the Americas Cup scene, McConaghy's new Ker 40, looks likes its the 'real deal' . Fascinating images from Craig Greenhill with his B&W take on the Audi Winter series.

Have a great weekend,

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team

London 2012 Test Event entries complete
The Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011 which is a London 2012 Test Event, has completed the entry list with 460 sailors making up the 331 teams who are set to compete.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series images by Craig Greenhill
Craig Greenhill images,
Audi Winter Series on Sydney Harbour images thanks to photographer Craig Greenhill - [more]
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Laser prices to increase 1st July
NB Sailsports,
Australian Laser prices and Spars prices are set to be increased on 1st July and we are currently short of second hand boats, so there has never been a better time to trade in or buy a new boat!... [more]
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Henri Lloyd Winter Sample Sale ends this Saturday 4th June!
F. Burke,
Henri Lloyd's winter sample sale ends this Saturday 4th June 2011. This is your last chance to pick up great winter bargains at even further reduced prices! Buy 5 or more items and get a further 15% discount and buy any lifestyle jacket and receive a further 15% off the already reduced price.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean race: Adverse weather pushes Camper to Lyttleton
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand has decided on the South Island in the winter rather than tropical Fiji for the next phase of testing sails, systems and crew training on the Volvo Ocean Race yacht CAMPER. Skipper Chris Nicholson decided today to withdraw from the Auckland-Musket Cove race which starts at Auckland tomorrow in favour of a voyage to the edge of the Southern Ocean.... [more]
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Platu 25 World Championships 2011 have a rough day four
International Platu 25 Class,
Platu 25 World Championships started the first race of the day around 9.30 despite seeing a lot rain and bad weather. A weak breeze started blowing from the North West leading the race Committee to attempt the first race start.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava day 3 - Standout slalom conditions
The PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 saw a thrilling return from Dunkerbeck resulting in two elimination victories on a blustery third day in Catalunya.... [more]
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Lewmar EVO Winch limited period Special offer
Lewmar are offering a free award-winning OneTouch winch handle with every EVO winch purchased at participating retailers. The EVO winch is easily converted to electric operation. And Lewmar is so confident with the reliability of the EVO Range, that it has a 7-year warranty.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 – Record number of entries
Nicky Moore,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 takes place between 6th to 11th June on the 2012 waters of Weymouth and Portland. This year will officially see the biggest Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta ever, as a record-breaking entry of more than 1,000 of the world's top Olympic and Paralympic sailors bid to claim early supremacy.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 - 50 knot bottle remains corked
Paul Larsen,
Well, I'm standing here in a half peeled Musto drysuit. Unfortunately it is coming off rather than going on. We have been on full 'booted and suited' standby with Jeff over on speed-spot giving wind reports via the VHF. The whole base camp has been pulled apart and only Vestas Sailrocket 2 sits out there intact... but not for long.... [more]
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America's Cup: Bid process opens for World Series venues
AC Media edited by S-W,
The competitive bid process for cities to become 2012 and 2013 America's Cup World Series (AC World Series) host venues has opened. All bids must be received by the America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA) via email on or before June 30, 2011.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's AC45 shows off new livery
Warren Douglas,
The new livery for Emirates Team New Zealand's AC45 catamaran went on display for the first time today when the yacht was re-launched at Auckland. With a bright red wing sail and the traditional black hull, the yacht has the New Zealand flag on each of the bows.... [more]
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Australian Yachting Awards 2011 nominations now open
Craig Heydon,
Australian Yachting Awards recognises outstanding achievements in the sport of sailing during the last year. Nomination are now open for 2011.... [more]
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New Ker 40 Keronimo from McConaghy Boats - latest race images
McConaghy Boats,
Jonathon Goring's brand new Ker 40, Keronimo was the winner of IRC One and fifth in IRC overall at the recent Myth of Malham (Round Eddystone) Race. Keronimo defeated Tonnerre images + video... [more]
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The Aegean Rally 18 May - 02 June 2012
Maggie Joyce,
The Unique combination of the Greek islands between Samos and Kos and the Mediterranean coast of Turkey between Bodrum and Marmaris provide the backdrop for this amazing sailing experience.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava day two 40+ knots excitement
PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011's second day has seen yet another sweep by Antoine Albeau after he has achieved four victories in a row.... [more]
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Mike Sanderson joins forces with Doyle Sails New Zealand
Mark Angell,
Doyle Sails NZ is pleased to announce the appointment of renowned world class sailing professional Mike Sanderson. Mike will be joining the team at the beginning of June 2011 as Director of Sales and Partner for the New Zealand and Australia operations... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 1st June 2011
The ISAF World sailing rankings for 1st June 2011 have been released.... [more]
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Sailors flock to Weymouth for sixth ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta
Over 1,000 sailors from 62 nations will make their way to Weymouth for the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, from the 6-11 June 2011. The ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings were shaken up after the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, the Netherlands last week after some early leaders were dethroned. And with many of the world's top sailors making the... [more]
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Mark Foy - The man behind the legend
Frank Quealey,
More than 20 countries have contested the Giltinan Championship since 1938 and the Mark Foy Trophy will no doubt extend the number over the coming years as it travels to different continents each year.... [more]
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America's Cup: Significant changes for Teams on formats and finance
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup organisers have announced significant changes to the structure of the event and its preliminary, the America's Cup World Series. The smaller AC45 design will stay in use for the America's Cup World Series for a longer period, and the cut-over the larger AC72, to be used in the America's Cup itself, has been delayed.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour unveils seven new yacht designs
The World Match Racing Tour has unveiled a total of seven officially approved new boat designs that will be made available to the Tour's host venues.... [more]
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Kieler Woche welcomes Multihulls in Offshore program
Kieler Woche,
Kieler Woche will see for the first time the Multihulls compete in the Offshore program. All racing and performance-cruiser Multihulls are invited to sail the legendary race between the centre of Kiel and the nice town of Eckernförde.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation available now
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week yet? Great options still available. Rates now negotiable. Call us to discuss options ranging from 1 bedroom through to 5 bedroom luxury homes. All properties are fully self contained, bbq on balcony, water views and complimentary buggy. View options Call us to discuss on 1300 653 997.... [more]
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Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 commences 6th June
Cailah Leask,
Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 will set the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in the limelight for the sailing world when the event commences on June 6th.... [more]
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Belcher and Page - Road to London 2012
Malcolm Page,
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page took the first place podium spot for the 470 Class at the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011. Malcolm Page reflects on their hard fought victory and what's next on their road to the 2012 Olympics in London.... [more]
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Tacktick launches new and improved site
Sarah Johnson,
Tacktick Limited is an award winning electronics manufacturer who has now launched an all new website. The new website will offer visitors a new and improved appearance with a cleaner and more intuitive layout.... [more]
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Koh Samui Regatta 2011 - Ichiban damaged in collision
Koh Samui Regatta,
Following some fiercely contested sailing on day one, day two action got underway early today. A day that saw controversy in the IRC-1 Class and Team Premier extending their lead in the Racing Class.... [more]
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Antipodean Laser firepower – a chat with Dan Slater
John Curnow, PSA media,
Laser sailors in New Zealand have a very accomplished pair of hands to help helm them through their boat requirements. Dan Slater, a proud Kiwi Olympian and podium finisher at World Championship level, is the Laser distributor for New Zealand. Not only passionate about the sport, because he's very actively involved at the highest level, he also has some very astute observations about t... [more]
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