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 15 Jun 2011

Four times America's Cup winner, Russell Coutts was at the helm of an AC45 which capsized this week on San Francisco Bay.

At the time Oracle Racing had been participating in some practice starts with the America's Cup Race Management Team.

Coutts was bearing off in a pre-start and pitch poled at 22kts.The AC45 was capsized for about 10 minutes. 24x7 news team reported this well before other media and the story was picked up by NBC from us, as well as the Wall Street Journal, which ran an image and a link to Sail-World as their lead sports story yesterday. We are used to being first with significant news down under and our aim is to continue in the same vein in the Northern hemisphere.

While Australians consider Sail-World their own, our Sail-World USA and Canada newsletter subscription list is twice that of our Oz list and that will obviously grow much larger.

Our coverage of North American sailing events will be notched up considerably this North American summer with editors and journalists from Sail-World Canada, Sail-World USA and Sail-World Australia joining forces to report on one of the most significant sailing events on the North American calendar. More on that soon.

In the meanwhile enjoy the news, both local and from Up There!!

The Sail-World team

SB3 World Championships 2013 set for France
Katie Ashworth,
The SB3 World Championships 2013 has now been set to launch in Coych, Hyeres, France in September.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 14- Drama Day
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 14 June 2011 covering the Media Day in San Francisco and more.... [more]
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21st Birthday Party for the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta
John Curnow,
The twenty-first, consecutive running of the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta on Melbourne's Port Phillip attracted 17 all-female crews. It would be a very auspicious occasion for the event's founder, Gai Clough, who is delighted that her ‘baby' has grown into such a special regatta.... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts reflects on AC45's + new Video
Bernie Wilson, AP,
Bernie Wilson, long time America's Cup correspondent for the Associated Press reports on yesterday's drama on San Francisco Bay: Said Coutts, a 49-year-old New Zealander: 'Sometimes it helps to be a little younger, you know. You've got to get to the point of finding the edge and not going over the edge, and sometimes you're going to go over the edge....... [more]
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Fireball World Championships 2011 day one
Cormac Bradley,
Fireball Worlds and International Week 2011 got underway on Ireland's west coast with glorious sunshine conditions and winds of between 15 and 20 knots with gusts up to 22 knots.... [more]
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Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race searching for skippers
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race founder, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, launches search for skippers... [more]
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Sauna Sail 2011 - Surreal conditions on Hazelwood Pondage
John Curnow,
Sauna Sail 2011 imagery that could be from a Hollywood Blockbuster, like say one of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Alas, it comes from our very own Hazelwood Power Station and Chris Furey gives us a bit of detail on the story from Sauna Sail 2011... [more]
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America's Cup: Coutts capsizes in San Francisco - crew injured, Video
Richard Gladwell,
Four times America's Cup winner, Russell Coutts was at the helm of an AC45 which capsized on San Francisco Bay, today. At the time Oracle Racing was participating in some practice starts with the America's Cup Race Management Team. We feature earlier images and a video of today's incident.... [more]
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Finn World Masters day one: The thrill of the race
Robert Deaves,
Finn World Masters Championship 2011's first day has turned out well with everyone enjoying themselves with smiles on their faces. There smiles all around the event in Tuscany, Italy which got off to the perfect start with eight fantastic heats in absolutely fabulous sailing conditions.... [more]
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Marseille Trophy 2011: Audi Azzurra on the water
Giuliano Luzzatto,
Audi Azzurra Sailing Team are out on the water today practicing along with the other teams competing in the Audi MedCup Circuit, in preparation for the Marseille Trophy scheduled to take place from 14th to 19th June.... [more]
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America's Cup: Media day on San Francisco Bay
Richard Gladwell,
A large contingent of media has assembled in San Francisco to launch the sailing side of the 34th America's Cup in the Californian city. Sail-World understands that about 40 or more media have attended the first of a series of media conferences and events designed to acquaint local and international media with the event and the new catamarans that will be sailed in the lead-up to the Match.... [more]
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America's Cup: Images of the AC45 wipeout at Golden Gate Bridge
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Further to yesterday's spectacular images and video of Oracle Racing's Russell 'Crash' Coutts having a very near miss on the second day of sailing on San Francisco Bay, more photos have been released of a very spectacular incident - or maybe a new view of the same one.... [more]
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Why Britain rules the Olympic sailing waves
Robin Scott-Elliot,
Robin Scott-Elliot of The Independent gets a rare look at how the British Olympic Sailing system operates - producing five medals from the Sydney Olympic Regatta in 2000 and six from Qingdao, China in 2008, including four gold medals. Britain was top country at the recent Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in the 2012 Olympic venue of Weymouth - winning six medals in the ten Olympic events and two med... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold: Britain's team for Weymouth Test in August
Stuart Alexander,
Top international yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander of The Independent, was in Weymouth for the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. Here's his view of the final day of the event, and where to from here for the worlds most successful Olympic sailing nation:... [more]
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America's Cup: Images from San Francisco Bay
Oracle Racing,
Despite all the drama about near capsizes, Oracle Racings two AC45's did stay upright long enough to provide a great insight of the spectacular backdrop afforded by San Francisco for the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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Maurice Drent Boating Services Trophy Series: Harold Menelaus on pace
Ian Grant,
Maurice Drent Boating Services trophy series on Pioneer Bay has seen veteran Whitsunday Sailing Club skipper Harold Menelaus serve notice that he is on the pace after steering Treasure V111 to a comfortable two minute nineteen second win.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Cup Rankings + Video
Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 has seen Australia's Tom Slingsby bring about an eight point lead for the final day of the regatta in Weymouth and after finishing second in the Medal Race he comfortably won the gold medal.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2011: Skud-18, Sonar and 2.4m
Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 has resulted in a Sonar class gold medal victory for John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas (GBR). They have now become the Sonar ISAF Sailing World Cup Champions.... [more]
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Finn World Masters Championships 2011 now open
Robert Deaves,
Finn World Masters 2011 has been officially opened amidst a stunning forest on the shores of the Mediterranean... [more]
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Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta images by Alex McKinnon
Alex McKinnon images,
2011 Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta images from photographer Alex McKinnon.... [more]
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YANMAR Racing into second placed on World Match Racing Tour
Yanmar Racing Media,
The final day of Korea Match Cup 2011, Stage 3 of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour in Gyeonggi Province, Korea although unrewarding, confirmed a lift in the World Rankings for YANMAR Racing.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 Medal Race Video highlights
Sarah Alexander,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 Medal Races Video highlights, including interview, at Weymouth and Portland.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series 2011 drama on Sydney Harbour
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Winter Series 2011 - Decent dose of winter fires up Audi Winter Series crews. For those lucky or unlucky enough to have wangled their way out of the family camping trip this long weekend, the Audi Winter Series brought a decent dose of winter and the most puff seen in six weeks of the pointscore series.... [more]
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Etchells World Championship - Noel 'Nitro' Drennan second
Etchells World Championship,
Etchells World Championship final race day (Saturday) began with lighter winds from a 220 – 250 axis as the fleet arrived in the racing area. As the competitors sorted themselves out, the race committee patiently waited for the breeze to settle in to a relatively stable 10-12 knots at the 240 axis.... [more]
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America's Cup: Video of Oracle Racing's pitchpole and near capsize
Oracle Racing,
Video of Oracle Racing's near pitchpole/capsize in San Francisco Bay in the AC45, sailing in fresh testing conditions... [more]
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