Oz climbs the ladder at Olympic test event, Etchells Worlds and Mid-Winters

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 08 Jun 2011

The second biggest event on the 2011 Olympic class scene is happening now in Weymouth and the Australians are rising through the ranks. Ditto at the Etchells Worlds, though its a struggle to get info. More soon.

We trust it will be easier at the Musto Winter Etchells Australasian titles, where we will the people to blame if the coverage is not up to snuff. By the way, Southerners should note, its freezing here, had to change from a lightweight T-shirt to a mid-weight polo. The sacrifices we make, honestly...

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

Musto Etchells Australasian Winters title wide open
Etchells Australasian Winters media,
For the fifteenth year in a row many of the top Etchells sailors in the Asia-Pacific are heading to Mooloolaba on Queensland's Sunshine Coast to battle for one of the most prestigious titles on the sailing scene.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold day 2 sees Australians fight back
Craig Heydon,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 has seen Australian sailors push their way up the leader board on day two with Laser sailor Tom Slingsby and the Women's Match Racing crew skippered by Nicky Souter serving as standout performers.... [more]
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Balmain Regatta on again in 2011
James Hill,
The Balmain Regatta is one of the most friendly and colourful regattas on the Sydney sailing calendar and has now posted the notice of race for the 2011 event.... [more]
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$5 Million for better boating facilities
Emma Logan,
Duncan Gay, Minister for Roads and Ports, has called upon local councils, boating clubs and community groups to put up grant applications with NSW Maritime for new and/or improved boating infrastructure projects.... [more]
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Australian Yachting Awards 2011 nominations open
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Yachting Awards nominations are now open for 2011, The AYA recognises outstanding achievements in the sport of sailing during the past year.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold day two for the Finns
Robert Deaves,
Skandia Sail for Gold day two opened a much more positive note than day one for the Finn Class. The winds were up to 20 knots and two tough but thrilling races were sailed.... [more]
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Auckland-Musket Cove, Fiji race expected to go down to the wire
Richard Gladwell,
Latest projections have the Volvo 70, Camper, sailed by Emirates team New Zealand and the ORMA60 trimaran, TeamVodafoneSailing literally finishing within and hour of each other tomorrow evening in Musket Cove, Fiji.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta day 2 proves to be tough
Jo Grindley,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2011's second day was tough for everyone participating, and the race officers took the chance to catch up with the schedule, delayed through light winds on the opening day. Racing on the outer race course in the Finn was the current Olympic Champion Ben Ainslie (GBR). Ainslie answered some of those who doubted that he could win here in the breeze.... [more]
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Loïck Peyron announced as skipper of Maxi Banque Populaire V
Marine Carrié,
Loick Peyron was announced today as the skipper of the Maxi Banque Populaire V. The press conference was held in Paris with Olivier Klein, CEO of the Commercial and Insurance Bank of BPCE Group, making the announcement.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 - Fitzgibbon and Tesch at the top + Video
Ben Baker, Sportsbeat,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 Australian Paralympic sailors Fitzgibbon and Tesch were standout performers, in Weymouth, on day one of racing.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup 2011 skippers prepare to do battle
World Match Racing Tour,
Korea Match Cup 2011 is the third stage of the World Match Racing Tour 2011 and the first Qualifying Session starts tomorrow 8th June at 10:00 KST (GMT +9).... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 video highlights from Day 1
Nicky Moore,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 video highlights, including interviews, from the opening day in Weymouth and Portland.... [more]
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TeamVodafoneSailing hits the elevator in the Auckland - Fiji Race
Richard Gladwell,
The ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing has hit the elevator at last in the Auckland-MusketCove, Fiji race. After languishing in light winds, or no wind, and stuck on a course to the east of the rhumbline, TVS, skippered by Simon Hull has picked up the breeze and at the 2100hrs sked received by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron was recorded as sailing at an average speed of 14kts.... [more]
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Winter Series, false hopes for breeze
Brendan Rourke,
With rain falling and little wind blowing it looked like Hughie had pulled stumps for race 5 of the Sydney City Marine Winter Series.... [more]
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Etchells World Championship day one - Hiatt top placed foreign boat
Etchells Worlds,
Etchells World Championship 2011 is underway in San Diego. Bill Hardesty and Vince Brun were at the front of the fleet for nearly the entire day. AUS 1278 Michael Hiatt is the top foreign boat in sixth place overall.... [more]
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