Of Etchells, 18 footers, America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and more

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 28 Feb 2012

Of Etchells, 18 footers, America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and more

Its true but they are a class act!!

Tom King (third from right) Owen McMahon (L),Dave Evans, Ivan Wheen right,   Sail-World.com /AUS ©

Plenty of action from the JJ Giltinan 18 footer Worlds and Richard Gladwell has all the latest news an analysis from both San Francisco and the Auckland bound Volvo fleet.

Morning sun breaking through the clouds in the Philippine sea onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Sanya, China to Auckland, New Zealand. (Credit: Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race)  Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race©

Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team

Groupama Race – New Caledonia third edition announced
Matthias Balagny,
The third edition of Groupama Race – Sailing around New Caledonia, has now been announced. The Groupama Race, the longest windward, leeward race around the biggest lagoon of the world, starts on the 9th of September.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - To the trade winds
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Groupama sailing team are leading the charge to trade winds that promise to slingshot the first to reach them into a powerful position in the race to Auckland, New Zealand. Franck Cammas' team continue to make steady gains on every yacht in the fleet clocking up 428 nautical miles in the past 24 hours... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Mixed fortunes
Oliver Dewar,
In the Global Ocean Race, there are mixed fortunes for theClass40 trio in the South Atlantic and the Southern Ocean. Leading the fleet towards the Leg 3 finish line in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Conrad Colman – who has just been made Seahorse Magazine's Sailor of the Month – and his South African co-skipper, Adrian Kuttel, stayed in strong winds, but punishing seas... [more]
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Farr 40 Australian Championshionship - Talent abounds
Erin McKnight,
The Farr 40 Australian Championship is sure to be hotly contested with the long list of entries boasting an abundant supply of top-notch international sailors. Eight boats from around Australia have entered the series, which will be raced on Sydney Harbour this weekend.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour announces new title sponsor
World Match Racing Tour,
World Match Racing Tour - Alpari, a global association of companies providing online foreign exchange ('Forex', 'FX'), precious metals and CFD trading services, today announced a five-year title partnership with the World Match Racing Tour. Jim O'Toole, CEO of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, today joined David Stuart, COO of Alpari in the City of London to announce the title sponsorship.... [more]
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Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - SB3 Tasmanian Championship overall
Peter Campbell,
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - Nick Rogers has added another podium finish to an illustrious summer of sailing, winning the SB3 Tasmanian Championship conducted as part of the Regatta. Since January he has won the Prince Philip Cup Australasian Championship for the International Dragon class and third in the Australian Championship for the high-performance SB3 class.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Morale high onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: Life has gotten a little giddy! I made reference yesterday to improved morale and a brighter mood, but I assumed it was merely a byproduct of our returned presence to the front of the fleet.... [more]
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Video: Star sailing in a 40kt 'breeze'
Valentin Mankin,
After a two weeks stop for his honeymoon, top Star sailor Diego Negri a few days ago started training again in Loano (SV, Italy) with his bowman Enrico Voltolini. In this video, you can see how fast 'an old lady', like a Star, can sail with 40 kts of wind.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover: Up close and personal!
Penny Dain,
Spectators will have a great close-up view of the world's fastest monohulls in action as the Volvo Open 70s race in Waitemata Harbour during the Auckland Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race. Organisers announced the courses today for the Pro-Am Races on Friday 16 March, the In-Port Race on Saturday 17 March and the Departure and Start of Leg 5 on Sunday 18 March.... [more]
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Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 2012, Race 7 another win for 7 - Video
Bob Killick,
The A team, with Jarvin, Babbage, and Newton brought the 'Red Rocket', Gotta Love it 7 home for their sixth bullet to complete their total domination of the 2012 JJ.... [more]
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Youngest solo circumnavigator - school but no Netherlands
Nancy Knudsen,
What next for a sailor who finishes a circumnavigation at the age of 16? Australia's Jessica Watson became an instant celebrity, was made Young Australian of the year, endorsed multiple products, entered the world of racing by sailing a Sydney to Hobart. Dutch sailor Laura Dekker is just 'going back to school'. She is not even returning to her home country, which tried to prevent her journey.... [more]
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Ice detection with FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras
Drew Valentine,
Thanks to FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras can help today's arctic mariners find the safest way through the ice. Ice detection tests were carried out by FLIR in Greenland using the FLIR models M-612L and M-625L. The FLIR M-Series thermal imaging camera is available with a variety of sensors and resolutions to meet a wide range of maritime needs.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper slips down the fleet
Sail-World and Emirates Team NZ,
According to the latest position update run by Sail-World using the route projection and time to finish functions of PredictWind, the New Zealand/Spanish entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Camper, as slid from being the leg leader to a projected third place. The yachts are not out of the light airs that have bedeviled this leg, and none of the boats are heading south of east.... [more]
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Stunning new Catana 47 to launch at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Multihull Solutions,
The new high performance Catana 47 has been launched to international acclaim and will soon be turning heads in Australia, launching at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 24-27 May.... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 a sensational success this year
Trish Jenkins,
The fourth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club, was a sensational success. The Caribbean's only offshore yacht race attracted some of the world's most stunning yachts in addition to the Corinthian entries. A total of 578 sailors from 36 different countries took part in a memorable race.... [more]
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Lorenz and Annear's master plan for the International 420 class
Ian Grant,
Talented Whitsunday Sailing Club teenagers Klaus Lorenz and Ollie Annear have a master plan in place to improve their Australian ranking in the International 420 class this weekend. On Friday they will pack their sails and leave the warm Pioneer Bay sailing environment off Airlie Beach to compete against a strong fleet in the 2012 New South Wales championship on the unfamiliar Georges River course... [more]
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Tearaway Norwegian sailor departs Antarctic with 'new questions'
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
Tearaway Norwegian adventure sailor Jarle Andhoey has left Antarctica and is headed for South America, with New Zealand 'stowaway' Busby Noble still on board, 'mission accomplished'. He has NOT told Norwegian media that he has found anything of note about what happened to his lost yacht the Beserk. Neither have they ridden their quad bikes to the South Pole.... [more]
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NSW Flying 11 Championships: HammerTime v hammerheads
Peter McIntosh,
During the final round of the NSW Flying 11 Championships at Cronulla, manoeuvring past the odd hammerhead shark was all in a day's work for Belmont pair Jack Buchan and Emma Jones, as they sailed their aptly named boat HammerTime to victory.... [more]
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Crown Series Bellerive Regatta – Treble victory for Invincible
Peter Campbell,
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - According to owner Harold Clark ‘I just went along for ballast' when his son Darren helmed the family yacht Invincible to a treble handicap victory. The ‘invincible' Invincible won all seven races in Group 1 under AMS scoring and notched up five firsts and two seconds under her IRC rating.... [more]
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Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - Off the beach classes overall
Peter Campbell,
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - Young Tasmanian dinghy and sailboard sailors today gave a fine exhibition of their racing versatile skills and seamanship in winds that ranged from eight knots to 30 knots in a demanding day. Being on the water did little to reduce the oppressive 36 degrees heat and near gale-force northerly winds sweeping down the Derwent Valley... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Giltinan Championship - Gotta Love It 7 defend title
Frank Quealey,
Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Congratulations to the Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage for their brilliant performance in successfully defending their title. Gotta Love It 7 dominated the regatta with six wins from the seven races to finish with an overall score of six points... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012 final race images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Yesterday was the final day of racing at the 2012 Etchells Worlds, sailed in the waters off Sydney Heads... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012 - Sail-World interviews some of the key players
After the last race of the Etchells Worlds 2012 Sail-World.com interviewed the top four place getters dockside at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron - Tom King (Iron Lotus), Graeme Taylor (Magpie), John Bertrand (Triad) and Jud Smith (Roulette), as well as 2010 Sailor of the Year Tom Slingsby (Triad).... [more]
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18ft Skiffs: JJ Giltinan 2012 Race 6 Video
Bob Killick,
Gotta Love It 7's MOB in Race 6 doesn't stop her winning yesterday's penultimate race of the JJ.... [more]
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Entries open for Port Douglas Yacht Club Exemplar Clipper Cup Regatta
Mick Gwilliams,
The east coast of Australia's northern most yacht club presents the Exemplar Clipper Cup Regatta, May 23rd to 27th 2012.... [more]
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Entries wanted for 46th Gov Cup Youth Match Race Challenge
Brett Hemphill,
The oldest junior match racing championship will take place at Balboa Yacht Club July 17-22. Competitors will be racing identical purpose built Governor's Cup 21's provided by the Newport Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association.... [more]
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Overwhelming interest in ISAF Kiteboarding Format Trials
Markus Schwendtner,
The ISAF and IKA Kiteboarding Format Trials in respect of a possible inclusion of kiteboarding inthe 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition has received overwhelming support by MNAs, National Class Associations and Manufacturers. Originally planned for 8-12 participants, within the application period more than 36 nominations were received from all parts of the world.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper loses lead as breakaway group forms
Richard Gladwell,
Some dramatic moves over the past eight hours have seen the lead change in the Volvo Ocean Race, and breakaway group form as two of the boats made a move north, sailing away from their destination. Although Camper is being called as race leader by the Volvo Ocean race, using their snap-shot of current positions, that system does not see projected finishing times, and just calls the lead for those... [more]
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South Australian Laser Championships in Port Lincoln
Andrew Darcey,
South Australian Laser Championships, for Standard and Radial Rigs, for the second year in a row has headed to Port Lincoln, on the Eyre Peninsula – almost half-way between Sydney and Perth. Port Lincoln has a strong and growing Laser fleet with a good mix of juniors and masters sailors.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - Defending champions retain JJ Giltinan trophy
Frank Quealey,
Gotta Love It 7 have wrapped up the 2012 Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship with another brilliant win on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012: And the Podium Places go to ...
Tracey Johnson,
The podium places in the Etchells World Championship 2012 decided after an intense nine-race battle on the offshore courses.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds – The 2012 Champion is crowned
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
The ninth and final race in the 2012 Etchells World Championship was scheduled to start on the Manly Circle at 12 noon, Saturday 25 February. The match up everyone was waiting for was between Tom King (Iron Lotus) and Graeme ‘GT' Taylor (Magpie), second on the leader board.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012 interviews with top contenders - Who will win?
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
At the Etchells Worlds 2012, Sail-World.com interviewed the top title contenders after four days of competition - Tom King (Iron Lotus), Graeme Taylor (Magpie), John Bertrand (Triad) and Jud Smith (Roulette).... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012 – More day 5 images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
More images from day 5 of the Etchells World Championship from photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more]
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