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 18 Jan 2012

News on Tess, Optimists, Rolex Farr 40's, contributors guidelines

Australia day Regatta - start of Historic 18-footers - Australia Day Regatta 2012  Australia Day Regatta Inc

Thanks to those contributors who commented on our Internet Images 101 feature article last week. Today by popular demand we re-publishing our Contributors Guidelines, designed to be helpful for all the new contributors taking advantage of all the Club and Class media exposure opportunities.

If your club, association or race committee would like to publicise or report on an event especially if its National or State titles, stories, pictures and or results can be uploaded via our Contributors System at the top right of the site. Click on the link Submit News Photos etc. and follow the instructions and don't forget the URL of your website or event as we provide a live hyperlink back to your site/event.

Sail-World's 220,000 readers are hungry for sailing news and Sail-World welcomes your contributions.

Tight racing at the front - Australian Optimist Championships   Andrew Gough - copyright

If you've not yet seen reports on your Club or Class on Sail-World recently, send a nice email to your Club or Class Publicity officer... so everyone will.

AND going forward please ask your event organisers to make sure sending event reports, photos, videos to are high on the priority list for 2012 and onwards.

Sailors are online; our Asia Pacific audience is some 30 times larger than the Australian sailing magazine that I used to read as a kid.

Thank you one and all for your contributions to date; we look forward to receiving your news.

The Sail-World Team

Fickle conditions for racing at Australian Optimist Championships
Andrew Gough,
Racing got underway today at the Australian Optimist Championships in a light five to eight knot breeze. Leading from the start of the first race O' Connell led around the top mark and went onto to defeat international competitor Ka Ho Sze from Hong Kong across the line.... [more]
Share this story - Contributors Guidelines,
Whether its information about yachts, catamarans or dinghies, or tales of your adventures on the water, there is always a story waiting to be told. Sail-World is happy to receive your articles - be it profiles of people and boats, techniques, safety or seamanship. Read on for the guidelines for submitting an article, including commercial articles - if the information is of value to our readers... [more]
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Injured 29er sailor Tess Lloyd reacting well to treatment
Craig Heydon,
Talented Victorian 29er skipper Tess Lloyd is today showing promising signs as she continues to slowly recover from injuries incurred in a collision during the final race of the 2012 Australian Youth Championships last Tuesday.... [more]
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Key West 2012 - Steady breeze and changes at the top on day 2
Bill Wagner,
Pisces moved into the overall lead in Melges 32 class by winning two of three races. There was a lead change in the Farr 40 class as well with Charisma (Nico Poons, Monaco) and Struntje Light (Wolfgang Schaefer, Germany) overtaking Groovederci (John Demourkas, Santa Barbara, Cal.).... [more]
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Key West 2012 Melges 32 - Day 2 and a new leader
Joy Dunigan,
With three additional races now complete, Benjamin Schwartz with tactician Ed Baird on Pisces leads the Melges 32 fleet, on countback from overnight leader John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti. In race one, Schwartz found himself in a face off with Geoff Pierini on Sicktrix for top mark honors.... [more]
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Heavenly breeze for Flying 11 Nationals
Peter McIntosh,
Teenage sailors competing in the 2012 Gill Flying 11 National Championships at Salamander Bay, Port Stephens were anxiously awaiting breeze this morning ahead of the critical final heat of the six-heat qualifying series... [more]
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A personal commitment to win at Hamilton Island
Ian Grant,
When Australia's SB3 sports boat crew of skipper Glenn Bourke, Rod Jones and Greg Macallansmith finished a close fourth in the 2011 World championship in England they made a personal commitment to win a medal at the 2012 series at Hamilton Island later this year. The trio of talented one-design sports boat sailors were in brilliant form when they recorded a runaway win... [more]
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Belcher and Page are headed for Miami
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page,
Aussie sailors Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year and are now back in full swing. Following a short training camp in Sydney, the duo are preparing to head for Miami, Florida in order to compete in the second World Cup for 2012.... [more]
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Big Splash rendez-vous on China's Riviera
Hainan Rendezvous/Sail-World Cruising,
With three months left till the yearly Hainan Rendez-Vous again mesmerises China - and the rest of the world - with superyachts, private jets and not a sailing boat in sight, the organisers announced today that exhibitor and sponsorship slots for the pioneering event have entirely sold out.... [more]
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Surf to City Yacht Race becomes marathon event
Peter Hackett,
Surf to City Yacht Race - The predicted record breaking race last weekend from Southport to Sandgate defied the predictions and only broke records for the number of anchors needing deployment to hold the boats against the tide in the predominant doldrums.... [more]
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The Fabulous 40s': Order this stunning limited edition book now
The Farr 40 One-design Class is unique within the world of offshore yacht racing, having been a pathfinder during a period of great change within the sport. While major events around the world like the Admiral's Cup in the UK and Kenwood Cup in Hawaii were in terminal decline, this 40ft Bruce Farr® designed yacht has shone like a beacon on a distant shore.... [more]
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Macquarie 2012 Access Worlds seeking team leaders and volunteers
Julie Hodder,
The Macquarie Access Class 2012 Combined World and International Championships are being hosted by the Middle Harbour Yacht Club and sponsored by the Australian Access Class Association and we here in Australia are ecstatic about staging the event!... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Cruise phase extended
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - All ten yachts are now in Stealth Mode, with Edinburgh Inspiring Capital crossing the gate for the finish of the first part of race seven yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile the Race Committee has made a further amendment to the Race Instructions in order to allow the fleet to refuel before they begin racing again.... [more]
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Thailand is No. 1 sailing destination in Asia
Event Media,
Thailand was voted the favourite sailing venue and best regatta location in Asia in a survey conducted at the 2011 Phuket King's Cup Regatta of international sailors from around the world. Thailand was voted as having the best sailing grounds and destinations due to an ideal geography, good weather conditions and beautiful scenery.... [more]
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Australia Day Regatta and Sandy Bay Regatta previews
Peter Campbell,
Australia Day Regatta and Sandy Bay Regatta, two of Australia's oldest regattas, are being held next Thursday, 26 January 2012, when sailors in Sydney and Hobart traditionally celebrate Australia Day afloat. On Sydney Harbour, the Australia Day Regatta 2012 will celebrate 176 years of unbroken tradition since 1837. It is the world's oldest, continuously-conducted sailing regatta... [more]
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Australian Radio Controlled Yacht championships in Hobart
Peter Campbell,
Racing a radio controlled yacht requires much the same concentration and skill of steering as 40-footer and a similar knowledge of the racing rules of sailing. The difference, of course, is in the size of the boats and the fact that there are no crew to shout at.... [more]
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Optimist and 29er Championships 2012 - And the wind blows
Clare Murray,
A strong wind warning was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology on the morning of the second day of racing for the Optimists and the fourth day of racing for the 29ers at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.... [more]
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Solid show of hands for Victoria's oldest sporting trophy
Lisa Ratcliff,
Organisers are delighted with the late surge of applications, which pushed the fleet size to a very respectable 316.... [more]
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IFDS Worlds 2012 final day - Medals decided + Video
Nancy E. Spraker,
It was a short day, with only one race for each class on the final day of the International Association for Disabled Sailing World Championships (IFDS Worlds).... [more]
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America's Cup Alinghi Team Online auction - Sailing Navigation Equip,
Online Auction, Lots closing from: 3 Feb 2012 11:00 PM AWST - By order of Alinghi Team Over 150 lots comprising - meteorological equipment, boat electronic equipment, sailing equipment, Audio/Visual equipment, tooling and metal working machinery and professional kitchen and catering equipment to be sold in an online auction.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Sanya blast towards safe haven + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Sanya spent a few painful days crossing the Doldrums and are now able to stretch their legs as the today blast towards the safe haven port where they will be reunited with the rest of the race fleet for the first time in over a month.... [more]
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Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mapfre's new racing programme
Neus Jordi,
The opening European stop of the ISAF Sailing World Cup now has online entries open and is set to include two official training days. The 43rd edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mapfre will be held in the bay of Palma from 31 March to 7 April with the new racing programme.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Rolex Miami OCR preview
US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR gets underway on 22 January 2012 and is the second of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas. The Rolex Miami OCR, being held on the waters of Biscayne Bay, will bring together some of the world's best sailors in all of the Olympic events for the first time since the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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Rising CO2 levels making fish crazy!
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies,
The Earth's carbon dioxide emissions may be affecting the brains and central nervous system of sea fishes with serious consequences for their survival, an international scientific team has found.... [more]
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Australian Optimist National Championship - Hard sailing on day 1
Clare Murray,
Australian Optimist National Championship 2012 got underway today, Monday 16th January, at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly. Racing was abandoned after one race in each of the four open fleets. The breeze built throughout the morning reaching 20 to 25 knots around midday with gusts up to 30 knots recorded.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Australian Championship Race 1
Bob Killick,
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers was very impressive in taking Heat 1 of the 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship 2012.... [more]
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