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 25 Jan 2012

Good news on Tess Lloyd, Australia Day, 18 footers, Volvo...more

Skipper Chris Nicholson and navigator Will Oxley discuss the latest report and look for the other boats to leeward onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Abu Dhabi, UAE to Sanya, China. (Credit: Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race)  Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race©

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen went back to the 49er roots sailing with Scott Babbage on the 18 footer Gotta Luv It Seven. The 18 footer scene is hotting up with the JJ Giltinan action ahead.

18 footer Rag & Famish crew in upwind action   Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League

News from the Rolex Miami OCR where Australian crews are competing and lots more....

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Injured sailor Tess Lloyd takes major step forward
Craig Heydon,
Tess Lloyd, the young injured 29er skipper, has taken a major step forward as she continues to recover from an accident on the final day of the 2012 Australian Youth Championships in Brisbane.... [more]
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North Queensland Games 2012
David Turnbull,
The North Queensland Games are the largest multi sport event in regional Australia and Mackay Yacht Club is gearing up for a big regatta with plenty of action on and off the water.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - Rag and Famish a chance at Giltinan Championship
Frank Quealey,
The three members of the Rag & Famish Hotel 18ft Skiff team all have family members who are part of 18 Footers history. Their three year old Rag & Famish Hotel boat was brought up to current specification only six months ago when class builder Van Munster Boats added a new deck to the existing hull.... [more]
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Miami OCR - Day 2 catchup and new leaders
Barby MacGowan,
Finn sailor Zach Railey could do nothing wrong as he methodically picked off his competition at the Rolex Miami OCR. In the 49er Class, Erik Storck (Huntington, N.Y.) and Trevor Moore (Naples, Fla.) are still holding on to first place. Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) hold first place in the 470 mens.... [more]
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Sydney 38 Nationals 2012 get underway Australia Day at RPAYC
Damian Devine,
There will be very little separating 15 Sydney 38s contesting the Australian Championship commencing on Australia Day. With a large portion of the Sydney 38 fleet having migrated to Melbourne and Adelaide, it's a big commitment to bring a boat to Sydney so it is good to see two Victorian crews competing.... [more]
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Helly Hansen Summer Sailing Collection available now
Jess Mulquiney,
Sailors worldwide rely on Helly Hansen for formidable waterproof breathable protection on rough seas. The Crew Midlayer Jacket is a transformable jacket suitable for the full range of sailing activities and conditions.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012 wide open for top players
Tracey Johnstone,
It's the main game for the Etchells class in 2012; the Etchells World Championship, to be held offshore of Sydney from the 16th to 25th February and and that game is wide open with defending world champion, Bill Hardesty, confirming last week that he will not be in Sydney to defend his title. This is good news for Noel Drennan who finished second to Hardesty in last year's World Championship.... [more]
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Five states battle for Melges 24 Title at Festival of Sails
Tracey Walters,
The Melges 24 fleet are descending on Geelong from all over Australia to compete in the Melges 24 Australian Championships from the 26 – 29 January at the Festival of Sails.... [more]
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Black Jack owner to pay tribute to late father
Ian Grant,
Peter Harburg, the popular owner of the champion Queensland Ocean racing yacht, Black Jack, is preparing to spend the early part of Easter paying another personal tribute to his late father Clive Harburg.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - A game of chess for the leading pair
Sophie Luther - Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, it is a head to head battle for the leaders with Chris Nicholson and the Camper crew nipping at the heels of Ken Read and the crew of Puma. They are 3.4 nautical miles astern and to windward. Nicholson is fully fired up to snatch whatever opportunities he can to take the red boat into the lead. Nip and tuck, a game of chess, it's as close as it can be for these two teams.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Cessna Citation ready for Leg 3
Oliver Dewar,
There are now just four days until Leg 3 of the Global Ocean Race is set to get underway in Wellington and South African sailor, Adrian Kuttel, has made his arrival in New Zealand to join Kiwi skipper, Conrad Colman, for the 6,300 mile trek through the Pacific Ocean, around Cape Horn, and through the South Atlantic to Punta del Este, Uruguay, on the Akilaria RC2 Class40, Cessna Citation.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro leads the fleet
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: We again find ourselves leading through the early stages of a leg. That makes three for three, and it only helps to reinforce our confidence in the boat, the sails, and the team. Now we just have to make it stick, something we haven't been able to do so far!... [more]
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Internet outstripping print as preferred medium
Jeni Bone,
Around the world, as internet connectivity leaps ahead with the popularity of Smart phones and tablet technology, as well as soon to be commonplace web-enabled TV, online advertising is outstripping all print media.... [more]
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Camper tightens the grip as the drag race continues + Video
Thomas Pryor,
On Day 2 of of Leg 3B of the Volvo Ocean Race, Camper sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand is closing the gap on first placed Puma in the long drag race across the Indian Ocean to the turning point off the north west tip of Sumatra. Camper has continued to build their preferred position to the north of the fleet and is now just over one mile behind Puma.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Australian Championship - Race 2 Video
Simon Brown,
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers won race 2 of the 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship....beating home Gotta Love It 7 with Smeg in third. Another surprise was the guest appearance of Australia's Olympic 49er team, Nathan Outteridge and Ian Jensen, who crewed Gotta Luv it 7 with regular sheethand Scott Babbage, in the absence of Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton.... [more]
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Southern Spars opens new website
Josh Impey,
Southern Spars has launched a brand-new website at With an emphasis on quality information, imagery and interactive elements, the new website provides existing and prospective customers and suppliers with considerably more detail about the Southern Spars' global operation than the previous version of the site.... [more]
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Day 1 - You should have been here!
Lesley Haslar,
Bay of Island's Sailing Week 2012, Day 1 was blessed with a clear blue sky, a south easterly at 10 knots, and sixty eager crews ready to take on the world. At pin end Division One Race One, V5 stepped out with both Wired and M1 Snapping at her heels. As the first major race for Kia Kaha, she showed a conservative stance at the start.... [more]
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Australia Day Regatta on Sydney Harbour preview
Peter Campbell,
The 176th Australia Day Regatta will be a showcase of more than a century of Australian yacht design and construction, as well as a near century of development by Sydney's iconic 18-foot skiffs. More than 140 sailing craft including state-of-the-art ocean racing yachts, harbour racing keelboats, classic yachts, many gaff-rigged... [more]
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This Australia Day sail on the legendary KA5 Australia
Australian 12m Historic Trust,
During the Newcastle Australia Day festivities, America's Cup sailing experiences will be taking place. The KA5 Australia and KA14 Steak n Kidney will be on show at the Newcastle Maritime Museum wharves, Australia Day, where you can take a step back in time and experience the thrill and excitement of 12 metre America's Cup racing of the 1980's.... [more]
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NSW Maritime - Areas granted Exclusive Use for Australia Day
NSW Maritime,
The following areas have been granted Exclusive Use by NSW Maritime. Lake Talbot and Lake Mulwala, Hunter regions areas and Wollongong Harbour. Full details below.... [more]
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Miami OCR - Testing conditions on day 1
Craig Heydon,
It was opening day of the Rolex Miami OCR in Florida, the second round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. In the 470 fleet Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page finished third in the only 470 race completed... [more]
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America's Cup: Dalton Amendment put into Protocol
Richard Gladwell,
The Code of Conduct for the 34th America's Cup has been included in the revised Protocol for the 34th America's Cup, and is the first time such a clause has been applied in the event. It is clearly aimed at teams and individuals making comment that is at variance with the 'party line', in an event that has been notorious for the characters of the America's Cup doing just that.... [more]
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Etchells Nationals entry deadline looming for quality fleet
Tracey Johnstone,
Entry to the Zhik International Etchells 2012 Australian Championship closes in just under one week on 2nd February. Initial entries include previous World Champions John Bertrand, Cameron Miles and John Savage, gold medal 2000 Olympian Tom King and Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race multiple winning skipper Mark Richards. International are in from New Zealand, Hong Kong and USA.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - A tactical decision to ditch the south
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, there is little in the way of tactics that can be deployed at this stage of the game to gain an edge and the racing continues to be largely a drag race where boat handling and sail choice are the deciding components.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet start to arrive in port
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The ecstatic Derry-Londonderry crew have arrived in Batam, Indonesia, after securing second place in race seven. It is the team's first podium finish of their campaign. The crew arrived in Nongsa Point Marina just after Gold Coast Australia who secured their sixth victory of the 15-race competition.... [more]
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America's Cup: 'We have been fed a fatty diet of spin doctoring'
Rod Davis,
Emirates Team NZ's coach Rod Davis muses on the times we live in ..... It has been a bizarre time for the America's Cup; the war of words and press releases has been nonstop for five years when Oracle questioned Alinghi's Challenger of Record. Since then we have been fed a fatty diet of spin doctoring. Some would say 'situation normal for the America's Cup'.... [more]
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Milang to Goolwa Freshwater Classic - Large fleet celebrates
Locky McLaren,
The Marina Hindmarsh Island 2012 Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic Yacht Race was held on Sunday 22 January 2012. It was a majestic sight for the dozens of spectator boats lining the river between Clayton and Goolwa as a large fleet of boats raced their way along the channel to the finish line in the first Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic in five years.... [more]
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Lincoln Crowne sponsors fantastic event in the 12ft State Champs
Emma Simonsen,
Lincoln Crowne & Company was pleased to see some great results and spectacular sailing across the two weekends of the LCC NSW 12FT Championships. The State Titles ran over six races and doubled as the selection series for the Interdominion Championships.... [more]
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Farr 30 Groovederci dominates Key West with ten straight wins
Erin McKnight,
The Quantum Key West Race Week concluded over the weekend in Florida USA, with Groovederci dominating the Farr 30 division, finishing with a perfect scorecard of ten straight wins. The yacht's performance has been hailed as 'one of the most impressive performances of the regatta', which attracts high profile yachts and professional sailors from all ends of the globe.... [more]
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