Heaven Can Wait Virtual Race, VOR Tasar, Ainslie etc. confirmed for Olympics

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 21 Sep 2011

A Hanse 375 called Granny Jen is still leading the Heaven can Wait virtual race, coan you team pass them? For every who wanted to know when Heaven Can Wait dinner bookings are open its NOW, this will be a sell out function, so be quick at www.heavencanwait.com.au

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Granny Jen gets on board the Heaven Can Wait spirit
HCW Media,
Leading the 2011 Heaven Can Wait 'virtual yacht race' for sponsorship is Gosford boat Granny Jen, with the team already close to the $2000 mark.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 2011 Welcome Dinner - Book NOW!!
Heaven Can Wait media,
The 2011 Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Race and One Lap Dash, being sailed on Lake Macquarie is just over a week away and entries are flooding in. The Royal Motor Yacht Club, at Toronto on the western shore of the Lake will be abuzz and the Heaven Can Wait Friday Night Welcome Dinner is keenly anticipated.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie amongst sailors named in Team GB for 2012 London Olympics
Matt Carter,
London Olympic Games - The road to 2012 glory has just got one step closer for some of the nation's top sailors who today (20 September) became the first British athletes to be officially selected to compete for Team GB. Ben Ainslie, the triple Olympic gold and silver medallist and Britain's most successful Olympic sailor, heads the list of 11 athletes confirmed by the British Olympic Association... [more]
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Tasar World Championships day 3 - World Champions back in the lead
After nine races, the reigning world champions Australians Robert Douglass and Nicole Douglass hold a two point advantage at the Tasar World Championships being sailed at Torbay in the UK. Race 7 of the series went to the Douglass' followed by Michael Quirk and Jeffrey Robinson with Paul Ridgway and Bronwyn Ridgway filling third.... [more]
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QLD Ensign Beneteau Cup: Late entries welcome for friendly challenge
Tracey Johnstone,
Fun in the sun in Queensland is what the ‘travel brochure' promises for competitors in the Ensign Yachts Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge to be held next weekend. Even though entry is now officially closed, the event organisers are welcoming late comers. When the objective of the event is fun with some competition thrown in, all French yacht owners should consider joining in.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait- the Video - Are you up for it??
Heaven Can Wait media,
The 2011 Heaven Can Wait regatta is less than two weeks away. Are you up for it? The 24 Hours race and the One Lap Dash are seriously challenging events. Watch this video now!!... [more]
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Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club to hold inaugural Race Week
Stuart Loft,
Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club based at Paynesville is staging a Race Week next year, starting on April 4 and continuing until April 9.... [more]
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Optiparts added to NB Sailsports range
Henry Bagnall,
To improve our service to optimist sailors we are pleased to announce that we are now supplying a full range of Optiparts to accompany our Far East range.... [more]
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Australian Multihull Championship day 3
Ian Grant,
After the initial three races contested in a varied range of wind velocities and sea conditions from a glassy calm 4 knot drifter to a supreme test of survival sailing in a 26 knot sea breeze and foam crested two metre waves Hot Vindaloo while being outpaced by the championship favourite the Keith Glover skippered Trilogy is placed second with an improving score of 4-3-2.... [more]
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New Tamar Valley Classic - A new rendition of a classic
David Allan,
New Tamar Valley Classic - Talk of a river race often came up over a few drinks in yachting circles. All would agree we need a river race though only a few were willing to carry it through to solid actions. This year PDYC Vice Commodore Piers Findlay invited together some interested people and the threads of a race began to grow.... [more]
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Melges 32 Worlds underway
Joy Dunigan,
The Melges 32 Worlds, hosted by Real Club Nautico de Palma, are now underway amid brilliant sunny skies with 10-12 knots of breeze and lumpy seas setting the stage on Palma Bay. After two races, John Kilroy's Samba Pa Ti with tactician Vasco Vascotto holds the lead by one point, ahead of Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino and tactician Francesco Bruni in second overall.... [more]
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Topper World Championships Netherlands preview
Cathy Brassington,
The Topper World Championships 2012 are now set to take place at the Sailing Club Workum, in the Netherlands from 19-24 August. As a small club Sailing Club Workum (ZVW) has organised a number of major regattas and sailing events over the past 20 years with an average entry of more than 100 Dutch and foreign competitors at each event.... [more]
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ISAF Grade 1 Chicago Match Cup preview
Chicago Match Race Center,
The ISAF Grade 1 Chicago Match Cup will bring stadium sailing to Navy Pier once again when the event gets underway on the 28 September. The event will last until the 1 October and will welcome twelve teams from seven nations who will vie for their share of a $65,000 prize money purse which is the largest offered in any sailing event in the United States since 2002.... [more]
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Melges 32 World Championship day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi,
Melges 32 World Championship day one images from photographer Max Ranchi... [more]
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Dean's Diary: Reflections on Plymouth - America's Cup WS
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Plymouth, England at the America's Cup World Series, in which Emirates Team NZ is competing: Reflecting on our win in the preliminaries last week, our second in the Match Race seeding regatta, winning the Match Race Championship of Plymouth, and then second in the Fleet Race today it has been a v... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race – Telefónica arrives in Alicante
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Telefonica are the first team to arrive into Alicante ahead of the race start. 'This is a big moment for us,' said Telefónica's Spanish skipper Iker Martínez. 'Our training time is finished and we now need to just do the final preparations for the race.'... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race–Welcome to Yorkshire separates from fleet
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Rupert Dean, skipper of Welcome to Yorkshire, said his team is aware that they have chosen a high risk strategy by heading out on a limb and have taken a 'big hit' in terms of their distance to the finish and position in the fleet.... [more]
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WSSR Council ratification of two new World Records
John Reed,
The World Sailing Speed Record Council announces the ratification of two new World Records, both administered and claimed by the RORC.... [more]
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Australian Multihull Championships day 2 - Survival sailing
Ian Grant,
Australian Multihull Championship - A typical strong summer sea breeze gusting to 26 knots turned the Championship into a test of survival sailing today. Today's blustery breeze was in complete contrast to the opening race where the fleet of 25 crews representing clubs from South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Queensland struggled to register a competitive boat speed in a 4 knot ‘drifter'.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Full commentary videos - Plymouth, 2011
Below are the links to Youtube America's Cup channel for the full race commentary videos for the America' Cup World Series sailed in Plymouth. For New Zealand viewers these will be blocked for a period of seven days, due to an arrangement between America's Cup Event Authority and Television NZ for which neither party will admit responsibility. Each points to the other.... [more]
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Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup set for October 6
Laurie Fullerton,
The Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup is now set for October 6-9 and will cap off the sailing season for young Optimist sailors in Bermuda by giving them a shot at competing against the world's best. Fifteen countries in addition to Bermuda will have youngsters in the competition sailed in Bermuda's Great Sound and Hamilton Harbour.... [more]
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Images of Plymouth: Fleet Racing - Final day of America's Cup Worlds
Ben Gladwell,
Sail-World's Ben Gladwell was on the water at Plymouth, England for the final day of the fleet racing in the America's Cup World Series and submitted this gallery of the day's racing... [more]
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Australian Multihull Championships - Line honours to Mad Max
Ian Grant,
Australian Multihull Championships - Specialist multihull racing skipper George Owen cleverly mastered an unstable soft southerly wind to steer the Victorian catamaran Mad Max to a runaway line honours win on Moreton Bay today. Mad Max racing for honours over the unfamiliar course was unmatched for boat speed in a breeze which rarely gusted above five knots... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Viewed from the Water - Fleet Racing Final
Ben Gladwell,
The final day of racing at the Plymouth Americas Cup World Series event was to be a three lap fleet race around Plymouth Sound in 19-22 knots of breeze with gusts of up to 30 knots. Expectations for some exciting racing were high and the crowds of spectators that lined The Hoe were not disappointed, with dramas unfolding right from the get-go until well after the winners crossed the finish line.... [more]
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Fisher's View: A War of Attrition as 'Super' Sunday - gusts to 30kts
Bob Fisher,
It would appear that there are those who listen in the AC hierarchy, or maybe it is simply because daylight diminishes early in San Diego. There will be 'seeding' racing on the Wednesday of the AC World Series in November, as well as on the Thursday, with Friday and Saturday reserved for match racing. See the extended highlights video (able to be viewed in New Zealand)... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012: Hardesty to defend Worlds title in Sydney
Tracey Johnstone,
Etchells World Champion Bill Hardesty will take time off from his many professional sailing commitments to return to his favoured class, the Etchells, to compete in the 2012 World Championship to be held in Sydney in February 2012.... [more]
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