Volvo's in Auckland,Laser Masters and Sydney Harbour Regatta

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 12 Mar 2012

Volvo's in Auckland,Laser Masters and Sydney Harbour Regatta

Ian Johnson GBR 990 leads Laser Radial Apprentice Masters fleet away on race 1  Laser Masters Worlds Media 2012

Sail-world was out on the water at the Laser World Masters titles yesterday and we will be here all week. There are some fascinating stories from amongst the 233 sailors fighting for Laser Cubes.

Photos and news from the Sydney Harbour Regatta and lots more from around the traps.

Zip had a big broach in the sports boat division - Sydney Harbour Regatta hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Mosman.  Saltwater Images

Have a great week and call by often, the news just keeps flowing.

The Sail-World Team

Sydney Harbour Regatta: The final day - Francolini images
Andrea Francolini Images,
Photographer Andrea Francolini was out on Sydney Harbour for the final day of the Sydney Harbour Regatta. He now shares with us images captured of the action that took place out on the water.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - De Lage Landen rejoin race
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - De Lage Landen's crew are focused on catching up with the fleet after their diversion and medical evacuation yesterday of one of their crew members. 'It all started when Cath James was thrown from her high side bunk and went airborne until she arrived with a crash on the low side,' explains Stuart Jackson, skipper of De Lage Landen.... [more]
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Images of the Waitemata: Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 finish - Puma
Richard Gladwell,
Puma Ocean Racing, looked gone for all money a few days after the start of Leg 4 slipping back to be almost 300nm astern of the race leader at one point. However she placed her trust in the weather routing software and was quickly back in contact with the pack and then edged up into second place - which she held all the way to the finish line.... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta - Another successful regatta comes to a close
Di Pearson,
Sydney Harbour Regatta winners across the 16 classes and 24 divisions were cheered this evening as they received their trophies and Helly Hansen prizes for the feats in the Club's seventh running of the regatta, which boasted 237 boats.... [more]
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Images of the Waitemata: Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 finish - Camper
Richard Gladwell,
Camper came close to taking a last second victory on the fourth leg, after charging up the Rangitoto Channel and then continuing at full pace once inside the Waitemata Harbour and heading for the finish off the Viaduct Harbour. The margins were more of what is expected on a Wednesday night race than one that has taken almost 20 days and 5,000 nautical miles.... [more]
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Laser World Masters Championships day 1 - Straight out of the Brochure
Laser World Masters Championships media,
The wind gods read the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron's brochure and they dialled in perfect Laser breezes for the first two races of the 2012 Laser World Masters Championships.... [more]
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Yacht feature: Ron Holland's Kestrel 106 - pace, space and grace!
Des Ryan,
Port Vauban in Antibes will be the venue for the Antibes Yacht Show 12-15 April, where Ron Holland's newest contribution to the sailing world will be launched, the Kestrel 106.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour 2012 is Christina Giles
Frank Quealey,
Christina Giles became the 2012 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour today. Conditions were perfect for the ladies. A big sail five-ten knot ENE breeze over a three laps 3-buoys course between Taylors Bay and Watsons Bay.... [more]
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Miami Sailing Week Melges 24 - Great regatta for Favini
Melges 24 Class Association,
2012 Melges 24 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. With a seven point advantage, Favini (Blu Moon) won the final race of the event on Sunday. 'To put it plainly, we just had a great regatta,' said Favini post racing.... [more]
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Farr 40 USA Circuit Event 2 victory to Enfant Terrible
Farr 40 Class Association,
2012 Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event 2 boats at the start of Race 8 were very slow off the line, half going right and half choosing the left side, and it was apparent early on that the right side of the course was the place to be.... [more]
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Laser World Masters Championship 2012 day 1 - set to start
2012 Laser World Masters media,
Blazing sunshine, then a thunderstorm ahead of day 1 racing at the 2012 Laser World Masters Championships. The extensive rigging lawns of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron were busy this morning with 233 Laser Masters preparing for the first day of racing. Then just as the welcome speeches were about to start in came the thunderstorm. An interesting week ahead!!... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Refusing to blink in the face of pressure
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Ken Read's Puma Ocean Racing have just a few hours to go to the finish line and are refusing to blink in the Leg 4 face off for second place against Iker Martinez's Team Telefonica and Chris Nicholson's Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - De Lage Landen medevac
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht entry De Lage Landen has diverted towards Japan to medevac an injured crew member. Cath James, 41, from Whitney, England, injured her back when she was thrown from her bunk in the rough conditions the yachts are currently experiencing in the north west Pacific Ocean.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Leg 4 finish and on the dock
Richard and Ben Gladwell,
Sail-World was on the water and ashore at the Viaduct Harbour for the arrival of Groupama (Franck Cammas), the first to finish Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, in Auckland and marking the return of the round the work classic to the City of Sails.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro dash to the finish
Ken Read,
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 20 of the second stage of Leg 4. Ken Read, Skipper of Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg reports on the crew's progress: Just rounded North Cape. After about a million miles and I think about three weeks of sailing we saw land for the first time. Tony Mutter gave such an unequivocal 'Land Ho' that he is hoarse and his throat hurts.... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta - A carnival of sail
Di Pearson,
Sydney Harbour Regatta, hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, is being held this weekend. Unique to NSW's largest regatta, were two boats skippered by gentlemen in their eighties. At 86, Gordon Ingate steered ‘Whimsical' (RSYS). In the PHS division, 89 year-old John Walker (MHYC), was at the helm of his Peterson three-quarter tonner, ‘Impeccable'.... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta images by Howard Wright
Howard Wright images,
Howard Wright IMAGE Professional Photography, captured these images on beautiful Sydney Harbour today at the Sydney Harbour Regatta.... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta: Classic day on the harbour - Francolini images
Andrea Francolini images,
Photographer Andrea Francolini was out on Sydney Harbour for day 1 of the Sydney Harbour Regatta.... [more]
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Miami Sailing Week Melges 24 - The gap closes
Melges 24 Class Association,
The Melges 24 fleet competing at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) sailed four more races today. PRO Bruce Golison hinted to the fleet early on that four races may be the way to go since the breeze forecast for Saturday, the final day of Bacardi, might be extremely light in comparison to days past.... [more]
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Miami Sailing Week - Tight at the top
Jan Harley,
On the penultimate day of racing at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank, the temperature hovered around 80 and an east-southeast breeze of 12 knots blew. Two races were sailed by the Star fleet, and four were completed by the Audi Melges 20, Melges 24, Viper 640 and J/80 classes.... [more]
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Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event 2 Miami - Tough and tight
Farr 40 Class media,
The Farr 40 Class could not have asked for better racing conditions today in Miami Beach for Day 3 of the 2012 Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event 2 as temperatures were in the mid 70's, and sailors zipped around the race course with wind from the ESE at a consistent 12-15 knts. The Storm Trysail Club Race Committee was able to pull off an impressive 4 race day, quickly starting one action pac... [more]
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Italy saw the light, but Greece drives visiting yachts away
Sail-World Cruising/Southeast Europe Times,
Italy may have just seen the light and eliminated a proposed berthing tax on foreign yachts, but Greece, among all its other problems, is still suffering from a bureaucracy which is driving would-be visiting yachts away to easier and cheaper countries like Turkey and Montenegro.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series gets new date and commitment + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
In 2012, Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series will get underway on 30 August and run through to 2 September, which is a week later than previously announced. The UK round of the 8-venue global circuit will now coincide with the Cardiff Harbour Festival and whilst the Extreme 40 fleet showcase their skills on the water over the three public days, spectators will also be able to take part... [more]
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Shore-power cords - are yours safe? - A checklist
Martin Flory/Sail-World Cruising,
Shore power cords, and the electricity they transfer, help bring convenience and comfort aboard boats, yet can become dangerous fire and electrocution risks if they fail. Care should be taken when selecting shore power cords to ensure reliability and safety are the top considerations. Check out these points:... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet face steep seas
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet have no sooner begun dipping their toes in the waters of the Pacific Ocean than Mother Nature has issued a stern warning of what they are getting themselves into. '‘Quite fruity' would be a good way to describe conditions off the south of Japan presently,' explains Singapore's skipper, Ben Bowley.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 Accommodation options
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2012? Our consultants know the island and the properties well and can help you with your decision about which is the right choice for your group.... [more]
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