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 30 Apr 2012

Four dead in Offshore race - news from Australia and OS

Aegean after start of Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race  Newport Beach Patch .

Three Gold Medals from Hyeres for Australia with Tom Slingsby dismasted while leading the Laser medal race and Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen's medal race blown out. A reminder that Black Caviar is not sailing for Australia.

Brendan Casey took Finn gold in Hyeres and with that World Cup win secured his Olympics Games berth. We spoke to Brendan a few minutes ago and will feature our interview with him later in the week.

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At last at last - the International Laser Class Association has posted the NOR and online entry etc. for the Laser Radial Junior and Mens World Championships at RQYS.

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

World Laser Championships 2012 Radial Youth 28th June - 4th July. Radial Men's - 11th - 17th July 2012 RQYS Brisbane. You can enter now!! There are 200+ Lasers ready to charter at RQ now.

The battle between the RS900 and FX-(modified rig 49er) for the Olympic women's skiff equipment for 2016 Olympics is fierce, both groups have putting forward extra material.

Nice sailing conditions on deck at sunrise. Onboard PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA. (Credit: Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)   Amory Ross/Puma Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race©

Puma's lead in the Miami leg of the VOR is under threat...

The final wrap story from Sail Port Stephens 2012 today. The success of the Junior programs on Port Stephens bodes well for the future of what is destined to become one of the key regatta venues in Australia.

Junior Regatta Racing during 2012 Sail Port Stephens Regatta hosted by Corlette Point Sailing Club Day 5. Picture by Matt King Sail Port Stephens Media Event  Matt King /Sail Port Stephens 2012

An amazing 33 entries already for 23rd annual Airlie Beach Race Week running from August 10th-16th
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2012 from August 30th to September 4th is looking pretty special with most of this year's social activities within walking distance of regatta central at Peppers.
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Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

Newport to Ensenada - Suspected shipping collision deaths - Update,
Newport to Ensenada Race - Three sailors are dead and one is missing after the Redondo Beach based Hunter 376 yacht Aegean sailing in the category three 113 nautical mile apparently collided with a large vessel in the main shipping channel near the Coronada Islands just south of the Mexican border.... [more]
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Sailors are online – is your marine business advertising?
Rob Kothe and the Team,
We live in a ‘now' world, sailors want NOW news! Forget about an audience waiting two months for print news, many of them can't wait two hours!!... [more]
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2012 – Enter online NOW!!
Magnetic Island Race Week,
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, from August 30th to September 4th 2012 on the sheltered waters around Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island. Notice of Race online now, online entry is live!!... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Brendan Casey takes Finn gold in Hyeres
Robert Deaves,
Semaine Olympique Francaise - Brendan Casey (AUS) picked up his first ever ISAF Sailing World Cup win in the best possible way, by dominating and winning the medal race in rough and windy waters off Hyeres to snatch the title at the last moment. Former leader Rafa Trujillo (ESP) could only finish seventh to drop to second overall, while a late charge from Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) gave him the bronze... [more]
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Junior sailing in Port Stephens gets a boost
Sail Port Stephens Media 2012,
Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club President Karen Nye says the recent Sail Port Stephens 2012 regatta has definitely boosted interest in junior sailing in the area. She said today ‘The two day Junior Regatta sailed within Sail Port Stephens was a wonderful success.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC72 a triple leap of faith - Luca Devoti
Luca Devoti,,
Luca Devoti gives a critical view on the current America's Cup and, in particular, the AC72 yacht which he considers to be an example of the 'complete lack of practicality' that, in his opinion, marks the 34th America's Cup. Devoti has first-hand experience on the issue, having been the Sports Director of Green Comm Racing, the now defunct challenger for the 34th America's Cup:... [more]
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PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Magnificence from Gollito on day 3
On the third day of the PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf, the wind was blowing from the word go which enabled the conclusion of the single elimination on what was an enthralling day of competition. Another scorching day in Austria saw Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo (Fanatic / North) eventually come out on top, after sailing magnificently for the duration of the elimination.... [more]
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Piccinelli victorious with Wobbly Boot
Ian Grant,
Sun tanned Whitsunday Sailing Club skipper Craig Piccinelli will have to apply his house construction tools in order to build a new trophy cabinet to house the ‘tinware' won by Wobbly Boot on the tropical warm and windy waters of Pioneer Bay.... [more]
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Olympic Sailing Competition - Tokyo 1964
During the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, sailing was initially supposed to take place at Yokohama, but after it was deemed unsuitable, the events were held off the coast of Enoshima Island in Kanagawa Prefecture on the bay of Sagami.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Success for Aussies Belcher and Page
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page,
Sailors Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have together won at the Semaine Olympique Francaise. 'For the first time together Malcolm and I have won the Semaine Olympique Francaise for 2012. This event was one of the most difficult events that we have competed in together for some time.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Puma's lead collapses as the fleet turn corner
Richard Gladwell,
The lead of over an hour enjoyed by Puma Ocean Racing for the majority of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, seems to have collapsed as they turn the corner of South America. The Volvo Ocean Race Tracker, using an instant position system, reports that Puma now has a lead of just 4nm over Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ, with Telefonica 10nm back.... [more]
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Derwent Sailing Squadron Autumn Short-handed Series
Peter Campbell,
78 hardy sailors from contesting the Derwent Sailing Squadron's autumn short-handed series. Each boat crewed by two just sailors, 39 boats raced in five divisions over windward/leeward courses in this second of five Sunday autumn race days.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series opener - Against the elements
Di Pearson,
A changing tide, a broken mast and a broken rudder added to the wake-up call delivered to participants who were rugged up against the elements for the CYCA's Winter Series.... [more]
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Womens Olympic Skiff proves a point in a 25kt breeze + Video
Richard Gladwell,
Mackay Boats, the team behind the FX, one of two preferred boats to emerge from the recent Olympic Womens Skiff Trials have responded to the report presented to the International Sailing Federation and comments made by other parties.... [more]
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Top of the Gulf Regatta - Easy Tiger Racing to take part
Lulu Roseman,
The 2012 Top of the Gulf Regatta will take place in Thailand from 5-8 May. The Easy Tiger Racing team will take part onboard a chartered Platu 25, Ferret. To date, 14 teams have entered and that number is expected to swell to 18.... [more]
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Laser Radial Worlds Youth and Mens 2012 – NOR and online entry NOW
Laser Radial Youth & Mens World Championship media,
The 2012 Laser Masters Worlds was sailed out of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) in Brisbane Australia in March and there are two more Laser Class World Championships scheduled for the same venue. World Laser Radial Youth Championship 2012 - Thu 28th June - Wed fourth World Laser Radial Men's Championship 2012 - Wed 11th July - Tue 17th July... [more]
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Richard Gladwell,,
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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Too large or just right? The bias on weight in Olympic Sailing
Roland Gaebler,
Is there bias in Olympic Sailing? Perhaps discrimination of athletes that are above average weights? It seems as though lightweights will dominate future Olympic Sailing!... [more]
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America's Cup - San Francisco makes excitement evident
Jane Eagleson,
The first blush of San Francisco's excitement for the 2013 America's Cup was made known today as hundreds of fans and dignitaries joined in celebrating the ceremonial signing of the agreement for the City to host the America's Cup in 2013, complete with popping champagne corks, the America's Cup itself and a digital competition between Mayor Ed Lee and four time AC winner Sir Russell Coutts.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Final day drama and upsets in Hyeres
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
At the 2012 Semaine Olympique Francaise, the French Sailing Week, the double point medal race brought its fair amount of drama and saw many upset in the event's final scores. Event and class leader Tom Slingsby (AUS) had mastered the gruelling conditions all week, but the 30 minutes Medal race was the straw that broke the camel's back!... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Francaise - Aussies take top podium spots + Video
Craig Heydon,
At the 2012 Semaine Olympique Francaise, Australia's sailors have enjoyed a golden day on the water finishing on the top step of the podium in three classes. The final day medal haul included a come from behind gold for Finn sailor Brendan Casey... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères overall
Semaine Olympique Francaise - China's Lijia Xu is starting to peak at the right time following her third 2011-2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup gold medal, in Hyères, France, which moves her to the top of the Laser Radial Standings. As the big wind specialists came to the forefront in Hyères, Xu has shown superb consistency in variable conditions... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Ranking List April 2012 - Little change at the top
Robert Deaves,
The first OK Dinghy World Ranking List of the year sees little change at the top, after the top three down under regattas have been completed. This list includes the Australian and New Zealand National Championships as well as the Interdominion Championships, which this year was held in New Zealand.... [more]
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Australian University Fleet Racing Championship awarded to UNSW
Ajay Rau,
The National University Championships that were hosted from the 13th to the 15th of April. Despite very difficult racing conditions, the race committee did an extremely fantastic job, hosting six races before racing was cancelled on the third and final day.... [more]
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SB3 World Championship – Nick Rogers begins campaign
Peter Campbell,
Champion sailor Nick Rogers on Sunday will launch and race a brand new SB3 sports boat as he begins his campaign for the SB3 World Championship at Hamilton Island in December. The boat, to be named Toll Shipping, will be the twelfth SB3 in the expanding fleet of these high-performance, one-design racing yachts on Hobart's River Derwent.... [more]
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