Olympics, Worlds, America’s Cup and the Northern regattas

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 25 Jul 2012

Olympics, Worlds, America's Cup and the Northern regattas

July 21, 2012 America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ Launch at the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland. Emirates Team NZ's AC72 is surrounded by fire.  Richard Gladwell

Looks like Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week will blow the doors off, a big fleet, a change in party location, lots and lots of pre-event news.

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is shaping as a strong regatta; some of the Australian Olympic team will be flying in... and the number of southern boats at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week is dramatically up. See you at all three!!




Good entries coming in for the 2012 Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Race, 12 Hour Race and One Lap Dash on the October Long Weekend. Please enter ASAP www.heavencanwait.com.au

Nominations opening now for ISAF World Sailor of the Year – criterion for sailors is 'outstanding achievement in the sport of sailing' during the qualifying period of 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012. Methinks in the Mens field the results in the upcoming Olympic Finns, Laser, 49ers and 470's might be relevant there.

Anna Tunnicliffe (USA), Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez, ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year 2011  © Rolex/Daniel Forster

Richard Gladwell sent out the first of our 2013 America's Cup newsletters on the weekend, we will be producing one of those a month, then fortnightly, then weekly as the event draws nigh. By then we will be sending 160,000 newsletters a shot. Overall it will be a big year.

Overnight Richard reveals that Team Korea is still looking for major sponsors 11 months out from the Louis Vuitton series. Gosh that will be tight.

29er Worlds, 505's, RS Feva, Optimists – action aplenty.

Now back to packing ... thankfully Virgin Atlantic only charges US$60 for a second 23kg bag, (some airlines are $20/kg), just as well as the camera gear weighs 30kg.

Have a great week...

WSC volunteers Duncan Smith and John Carroll prepare buoys needed to mark the course - Airlie Beach Race Week 2012  Corrie Gardner

Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team

29er Worlds day 2 - Varied conditions for the fleets
Jerelyn Biehl,
On day 2 of the 29er Worlds in Travemuender, Germany the morning fleets were treated to light conditions of six-eight knots in shifting winds as the sea breeze fought to establish itself, with varied conditions for all the 218 teams competing at the 29er Worlds brought out the best in all.... [more]
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Holy Cow! Airlie Beach Race Week veterans enjoy the adventure
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week media,
'We don't know which one we enjoy more - the cruise up or Airlie Beach Race Week itself' commented Sydney sailors John and Kim Clinton.... [more]
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Optimist World Championship - Tough Day 7 + Video
Michalis Pateniotis,
On Optimist World Championship 2012 seventh day of racing only one race was completed for the two groups out of four. The Singaporeans are now leading in both men's and women's fleet. The day would be remembered as a tough one, for the race committee that could not set up the race course, and for the sailors that had to wait for six hours with half of them without even racing.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards nominations invited
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2012 - Nominations are now invited for the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport.... [more]
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Neil Pryde talks about kitesurfing, boat size, and 46-footers
Sail-World Asia,
Over the last 28 years, without a doubt Neil Pryde has been the most successful as well as the most prolific competitive big boat sailor in Asia. Consider the roll call since he started racing with Ray Banham on the Castro 36 Sunstreaker in 1983 (Pryde supplied the sails, and drove). In fact, he has collected 49 regatta trophies in that space of time.... [more]
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America's Cup: Team Korea seeking to sign major sponsors for Challenge
Richard Gladwell,
Team Korea is still on the search for major sponsors for its bid for the 34th America's Cup. Team Design and Technical Director, Brett Bakewell-White told Sail-World today that providing the sponsorship is in place they intend to start building at the end of August. Just over a month ago the team paid the USD200,000 entry fee for the America's Cup Regatta, becoming the fourth Challenger.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship preview
Fiona Brown,
Melges 24 World Championship 2012 is being held in Torbole, Italy from July 28th to August 4th. Along with the fight for the overall title, that will involve at least ten very strong crews and a good number of outsiders, the stage will also be set for another battle: the one aimed at the conquest of the Corinthian title.... [more]
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Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship images
Mary Longpre images,
The 46th Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship featured many of the very best youth (under 21) match racers.... [more]
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RS Feva World Championship - Gorgeous conditions on Day 2
Golly Tucker,
RS Feva World Championship 2012 second day of racing was a truly gorgeous day in Hayling Bay with 8-10kts from close to due South. It was a day of snakes and ladders for some and opportunities for others.... [more]
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Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week is Sports Boat Heaven
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week media,
Lake Macquarie, NSW sailors Bob Cowan and his son Michael trailer their eight metre sports boat ‘Stealthy' north to Airlie Beach Race Week every year.... [more]
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MHYC Junior Sailing Term 3 underway
Lachlan Pryor,
Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) has begun their Term 3 Junior Sailing Program with a full day training session under the eye of the clubs coaches... [more]
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Aussie crews firing Day 1 - 29er World Championship Travemunde Germany
David Price,
The competition at this regatta is historically second to none with past 29er World Champions from 2007 up to the present all back for another shot at the 2012 world title.... [more]
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Multihull Solutions wins Fountaine Pajot Worldwide Dealer of the Year!
Multihull Solutions,
Multihull Solutions is celebrating after being awarded the prestigious Fountaine Pajot Worldwide Distributor of the Year title for an unprecedented three consecutive years.... [more]
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Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Inner Spring Regatta entries growing
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club,
Entries are building for the Forgacs Defence Inner Spring Regatta to be held at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club on the weekend of the 7-9th of September 2012.... [more]
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Superyacht Cup Cowes day 1 images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Superyacht Cup Cowes day 1 images by photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more]
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29er World Championship - Long first day in Travemuender
Jerelyn Biehl,
After a long first day on the water at the 29er World Championship, with the last of the sailors returning at 8:30pm, the results see some familiar and some new faces rising to the top. Faced with beautiful conditions, with 8-12 knots of breeze for the first two fleets and light to dying winds for the last two, the two race committees were able to knock off three races per fleet... [more]
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Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week - Tasmanian Team adds heat
Corrie Gardner,
Entering his IRC racing yacht in Airlie Beach Race Week and escaping the winter chill of Tasmania seemed like a very good plan to Dr Anthony Lyall. Tony says he will be bringing the yacht up the coast from Tasmania with a mixture of 'family and crew' and says that although they have been on sailing holidays in the Whitsundays this will be their first time competing in the area.... [more]
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Team Australia's Airlie Beach bid foiled at last minute
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week media,
A Clash of the Titans was expected at Airlie Beach. Today Sean Langman explained what has happened to his ORMA 60 trimaran Team Australia. 'Everyone is shattered... it's a regatta we've not sailed and we were very much looking forward to it... there is always next year' Langman said.... [more]
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RS Feva World Championship - Mediterranean conditions on Day 1
Golly Tucker,
RS Feva World Championship 2012 first day of racing got underway at Hayling Island Sailing Club on Sunday 22nd July. Given the UK weather recently we wouldn't blame you for thinking this is a spoof, but it was Mediterranean for the 180 boats competing for the World title.... [more]
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Doyle Sails Sydney Boat Show special 20% discount sale
Guy Waddilove,
Over the past few years, our Boat Show discounts have allowed us to introduce ourselves to a whole new group of discerning sailors who were keen to find out about the advantages that fitting Doyle sails to their boats could offer.... [more]
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Royal Port Nicholson Youth Scheme team wins 2012 Governors Cup
Josh Junior,
Royal Port Nicholson Youth Scheme's Tim Coltman, James de Lisle and Adam Middleton have won the 2012 Governors Cup in style. Coltman and his team defeated Dave Hazard from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, 3-0 in the final.... [more]
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J Class Hundred Guinea Cup, Crosbie and Dale Lorimer Images
Crosbie Lorimer,
Velsheda, Lionheart and Ranger lined up off the Royal Squadron start line on Saturday, minus their Rainbow which was suffering technical problems. Despite the light breeze all three yachts made it most of the way around the island, before the Race Committee decided to call it a day as the fleet approached Hurst Castle in a dying breeze and a strong west going tide... [more]
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Sabot Tasmanian State Coach position 2012
richard scarr,
The Tasmanian Sabot Sailing Association (TSSA) is looking to engage a coach for the 2012-13 season.... [more]
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Lunchtime Legends the 100th entry for Airlie Beach Race Week 2012
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week media,
Bob Robertson's Lunchtime Legends was the 100th entry for this year's Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week, which runs from August 10 to 16 2012, and was received via the online entry system at www.airliebeachraceweek.com.au... [more]
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Optimist World Championship Day 5 - Team Racing + Video
Michalis Pateniotis,
Optimist World Championship - A beautiful day was expecting the 42 teams qualified for the Team Racing today in Boca Chica. The two racecourses were very close to the Yacht Club and spectators had the opportunity to see the action on first hand. In Team Racing each team competes with four athletes and they have to get the winning finish combination in order to win.... [more]
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