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 21 Nov 2011

Just about to board a flight to Malaysia for the Monsoon Cup, then the Kings Cup.

Lots of news today.

Have a good Monday

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team

Perth 2011 - Canada's RS:X Champ Nikola Girke shares love and luck
Shauna McGee Kinney,
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Canada's Nikola Girke and Women's RS:X sailor shares her love and luck as she prepares for Perth 2011. As of Friday the 18th of November the RS:X coaches and teams have been running a four day regatta - a Pre-Worlds event. Nikola Girke (CAN) is one of the competitors using this event to prepare for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships... [more]
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Watch America's Cup World Series San Diego LIVE NOW!
Anna Parker, Sail-World,
Catch the America's Cup World Series - San Diego Live now! Also features the full replays and highlights from the Match racing Finals of the America's Cup World Series.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht - Fierce battle for podiums
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht - 'The sense of achievement in fulfilling such a lifelong goal is amazing and at the moment I wouldn't want to be anywhere else,' New Zealander and Gold Coast Australia crew member, Fred Tooley said as his team continued the charge for the finish of race five with a commanding lead.... [more]
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NSW 18ft Skiff Championship Race 1 - Capsize and abandon
Frank Quealey,
When the forecast strong winds hadn't arrived for Race 1 of the N.S.W. 18ft Skiff Championship, the fleet prepared to start the race, which had then been set for a three-lap windward-return course. As the teams lined up (all with their bigger 1 rigs) the winds finally arrived.... [more]
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Etchells NSW Championship: images of the newer fleet members
Tracey Johnstone,
This weekend's Zhik Etchells NSW Championship has highlighted the positive changes in the Etchells class with younger and more female sailors racing. The premier one-design keel boat class continues to grow its participation base through offering high standard events and strong class management.... [more]
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Etchells NSW State Championships - Great racing, crazy weather
Tracey Johnstone,
The final day's racing in the Zhik Etchells NSW Championship being held off Pittwater, was abandoned. Graeme Taylor, Steve Jarvin and Ben Morison-Jack (Magpie) retained their solid lead and are the victors for 2011.... [more]
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Oracle Racing Spithill want ACWS San Diego double
Tim Jeffrey,
Oracle Racing Spithill, led by skipper Jimmy Spithill of Australia, has won its second match racing championship. San Diego marks the third event of the America's Cup World Series. Oracle Racing Spithill won the first match racing championship in Cascais, Portugal, in August and placed fifth at the second event in September at Plymouth, U.K.... [more]
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Cabbage Tree Island Race - Victoire firms after win
Di Pearson,
Darryl Hodgkinson's Beneteau 45, finished the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 180 nautical mile race Cabbage Tree Island Race shortly before 1.30am this morning. Second was Ed Psaltis/Bob Thomas/Michael Bencsik's new Ker 40, AFR Midnight Rambler.... [more]
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AC World Series San Diego Match Racing - Oracle Racing Spithill 2-0
Stephanie Martin,
The Oracle Racing Spithill crew swept across the finish line ahead of Energy Team to a 2-0 win on Saturday afternoon... [more]
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Fisher's View: Match Racing decided in America's Cup World Series
Bob Fisher,
There was a lot of money being placed in the morning on the Energy Team from France as it had shown great speed in the fleet racing. Only the known potential of Jimmy Spithill as a match racer would stand in the way of the French multihull specialists. And so it was to prove – that little extra expertise in the close combat arena was the defining talent to give the America's Cup defenders the Sa... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 World Speed Sailing record attempt - Day 1
Paul Larsen,
Here we are, direct from the first day of our first world record attempt with Vestas Sailrocket 2. Whilst most casual viewers will just look at the final speeds, so much of the big problem is making a boat that can be handled safely in every other situation that will allow it to get into its ideal operating environment.... [more]
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America's Cup yachts sail for Brisbane
Ben Morgan,
Both the KA-5 Australia and the KA-14 Steak n Kidney have departed Mackay Marina Shipyard. The two yachts are a part of Australia's America's Cup racing history and at 9am they set sail for Sydney following an extensive nine week refit... [more]
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Lipton Cup Division B
Shirley Wodson,
Lipton Cup 2011 - The race started in fairly benign conditions, with the top mark 1.7NM from the start line. IRC race one saw exactly the same standings.... [more]
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Maria Island Yacht Race - Youthful Auch crew excel to take double win
Peter Campbell,
Auch finished the 189 nautical mile ocean race at 23:19:21 (11.18pm) last night, just over an hour astern of line honours winner Mr Kite.... [more]
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Melges 32 NSW State Title win for Beashel and Breeze team
Tracey Walters,
On day two of the Melges 32 NSW State Titles, the local boat Sewell Breezin made a tactical decision to sail to the Western Shore which was the opposite choice of the rest of the fleet which were on the first beat in a light shifting five knot breeze.... [more]
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Maria Island Yacht Race – Mr Kite takes line honours
Peter Campbell,
Maria Island Yacht Race – The state-of-art yacht Mr Kite tonight proved to be Tasmania's fastest ocean racer with a convincing line honours victory. Skippered by prominent Hobart neurosurgeon and champion yachtsman Andrew Hunn, Mr Kite finished the 189 nautical mile from Hobart to the historic Maria Island off Tasmania's East Coast and return at 22:15:13 (10.15 and 13 seconds) this evening... [more]
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Perth 2011 -ISAF Sailing World Championships - Paul Goodison prepares
Paul Goodison,
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 2008 Olympic Laser Gold Medalist Paul Goodison prepares to head off to Perth 2011: I'm sitting here looking out of my office window at a 470 and a 49er out on the water in a cold, grey Weymouth and all I can say is I'm pleased that I'm off to Australia on Thursday for training before the ISAF Worlds at the end of next month.... [more]
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Etchells NSW States: dramatic day as Taylor continues to lead
Tracey Johnstone,
It was drama all round in day two of the Etchells NSW Championship with fog, race delay, black flags, crew overboard and more. The fleet headed out mid-morning looking forward to fresher breezes and three races. Unfortunately a weather phenomenon decided to settle over Pittwater and all the way up to Sydney Harbour. A sea fog came in early in the day and threatened to stay for the duration.... [more]
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Lipton Cup Regatta - Teri Dodds Images
Teri Dodds,
It was a wet start to the Lipton Cup Regatta, in Melbourne today, as the heavens opened for most of today's racing. A light 5 - 10 knot NW greeted the fleet but so did the rain, which made for some unpleasant conditions on the water. As the day progressed the wind, did a virtual 180 degree shift, and the breeze kicked in to around 20 knots.... [more]
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Foxtrot on the Hunt at the Melges 24 States
Tracey Walters,
NSW Melges 24 States on Lake Macquarie. South Australian Yacht Foxtrot sporting a new set of locally made Alexander Sails were on fire in the second race and held onto their lead for a first with Bandit hot on their stern and Anthony Passmore Planit keeping the pressure on the pointy end of the fleet.... [more]
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Peow Peow put their Snout in the Trough Again
Darren Spence,
Andrew Trigell and his crew on the Shaw 650, Peow Peow, took out the 2011 Hogs Breath Cafe Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) Queensland Titles for the second year in a row at RQYS Brisbane last weekend.... [more]
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Gotta Love It 7 Team scores a brilliant 3-Buoys victory
Frank Quealey,
Sam Newton, Steve Jarvin, and Scott Babbage make up the Gotta Love It 7 team who took victory in the Giltinan, European, and NSW Championships to become the world's greatest 18ft Skiff team, but the victory that they achieved in the Australian 18 Footers League's Beko 3-Buoys Challenge was just as good as any of the major championship wins.... [more]
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Fisher's View: 'Isn't that a dainty dish to set before the King?'
Bob Fisher,
With owner Larry Ellison in the sixth-man seat aboard Oracle Racing 4, Jimmy Spithill and his crew turned on a strident performance to beat Emirates Team New Zealand in two straight races to go into the final of the ACWS Match Racing Championship. It wasn't totally one-way traffic, but Spithill's match racing ability provided him with an edge that Dean Barker did not seem able to match.... [more]
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Beneteau Lagoon Regatta images from John Curnow
Anna Parker,
Photographer John Curnow shares with us images from the 2011 Beneteau Lagoon Regatta. Enjoy!... [more]
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