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 10 Sep 2012

We did not plan for this!!

It's a wonderful problem to have... all our medallists have been in high media demand and this can only be good for our sport.

Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty (AUS) who won the Silver Medal today, 11.08.12, in the Medal Race Women's Match Racing (Elliott 6M) event in The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.

The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition runs from 29 July to 12 August and brings together 380 of the world's best sailors to race on Weymouth Bay.
Sailing made its Olympic debut in 1900 and has appeared a  onEdition ©

49er Gold medalists, Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (right) milking the media zone, while their two minders (in sunglasses) from Yachting Australia positively purr in the background.  Richard Gladwell

Gold winning 470 team Malcolm Page, Victor Kovalenko and Matthew Belcher   Craig Greenhill Saltwater Images © Copyright

Plenty of news today... read on.

Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team

Olympic Laser Gold medalist Tom Slingsby-holds keys to Gosford
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Olympic gold medallist Tom Slingsby now holds the keys to Gosford City following a huge waterfront welcome on Saturday morning on the grassy lawns outside Gosford Sailing Club.... [more]
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Inner Spring Regatta - Summer into play on day 2
Richard Howard,
There is good reason as to why the Hunter is endearingly referred to as 'God's Country' and the weather gods certainly upheld that prophecy on the second and final day of the Forgacs Defence Inner Spring Regatta hosted by Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club. The Farr 40 fleet were first to leave the dock on a crisp spring morning for a 9am warning signal for a single offshore windward leeward race.... [more]
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Calling All Girls - NSWIODA Girls only clinic at Woollahra on Sept 16
David Eastwood,
Well how impressed were we with the ONLY Girls scoring Silver at the Olympics! AWESOME!!!!! We were glued to our seats as the girls turned on probably the most exciting sailing of the whole Olympic regatta. And to think, Olivia's just 20, Lucinda 22 and Nina 24 - it's not like they're grannies yet!... [more]
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Nominations for 2012 Australian Yachting Awards close this week
Craig Heydon,
Nominations close on Wednesday, 12 September, for the 2012 Australian Yachting Awards. The event recognises outstanding achievements in the sport of sailing during the last year and is a chance for the sailing community to celebrate another exceptional year for the sport.... [more]
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World University Match Racing Championships - Aussies claim top medals
Ajay Rau,
At the 2012 World University Match Racing Championships, Sam Gilmour and crew Steven Thomas, Chris Smith and Alistair Marchesi from University of Western Australia, won the gold in Nice (France). Jay Griffin, Jackson Cranfield (University of Technology), Jack Breislin (University Of New South Wales) and Jack Dawson (University of Wollongong) came away with silver.... [more]
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2012 - Fashion Parade images
David Wellard,
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2012 - Fashion Parade images by photographer David Wellard.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: 2012 Olympic Review - The Media - Friend or Foe?
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's Editor @Large looks at the issues of the 2012 Olympic Regatta in Portland and Weymouth - here he looks at the approaches of different teams and sailors towards the sailing and general media, and gives a behind the scenes insight as to how the media works at a regatta like the Olympics.... [more]
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Australian 18 Footers League - Alex South to create history
Frank Quealey,
18ft Skiff 2012-13 season kicks off on 14 October. When Alexandra (Alex) South becomes the latest skipper to join the Australian 18 Footers League fleet she will create history and a lot of interest and attention when the season gets under way on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Victorian Optimist Association Girls Only Training Weekend
VIODA Committee,
Next weekend on September 15/16 the female Optimist sailors in Victoria are in for a real treat! For the first time ever, there will be a weekend dedicated solely for the development and enjoyment of female Optimist sailors.... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series - Stakes high with one race to go
Barbara McGowan,
A chill in the air did nothing to lessen the heat on the race course at the Rolex Big Boat Series, where 66 boats in eight classes have now completed three days of competition and look forward to the last and longest race of the event. Tomorrow's 'Bay Tour' race, which traditionally covers 20 or more nautical miles, will solidify who takes home class honors and the six special St. Francis Yacht Cl... [more]
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2012 Multihull Rendezvous an unforgettable success
Multihull Solutions,
The 2012 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous was a spectacular success and confirmed what most boaties now believe: more hulls simply means more fun!... [more]
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Inner Spring Regatta - Tough conditions on Day 1
Richard Howard,
Forgacs Defence Inner Spring Regatta 2012 first day of racing saw the all three divisions head offshore for a 10am start in a fresh 22 gusting 25 knot westerly which meant for some quick spinnaker runs down to the start for the more enthusiastic within the fleet. Reefs went in and the 22 yacht fleet readied themselves for some testing boat handling conditions to come.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Plugging in the new one-design – first pictures
Volvo Ocean Race,
Work on the new 65-foot one-design that will contest the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race is underway in Italy. Here, we get a first glimpse of the process. 'Pretty cool to see it there looking like a giant slab of marble waiting for Michelangelo to come along and create his David.'... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: From paper to plywood - in pursuit of perfection
Volvo Ocean Race,
While the hull's plug is being built at Persico Spa, Italy, another team is working on the deck of the 65-foot one-design that will contest the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. A mock up deck constructed from plywood being used by experts to position deck hardware on the new Volvo 65-feet one design at Multiplast, France.... [more]
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2012 Paralympics: No racing possible on Final Day
No racing was possible on the final day of sailing at the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition meaning that the results from the day prior confirmed the medals. Great Britain's Helena Lucas (GBR) could see the gold medal insight in the 2.4mR heading into the final day as she held a nine point lead, and when racing was called off at 13:50 her gold medal was confirmed.... [more]
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Helly Hansen ORCV - Melbourne to Geelong Race Teri Dodds Images
Teri Dodds,
It was a wet and wild for the final race of the ORCV Winter Series, which took the fleet on a passage race from Melbourne to Geelong. Victoria has experienced some gale force winds this week, and the sunny Spring weather held off for another day, and the crews rugged up in their wet weather gear.... [more]
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Helly Hansen Winter Series images by Alex McKinnon
Alex McKinnon images,
Melbourne's Helly Hansen Winter Series images from photographer Alex McKinnon.... [more]
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Need a holiday? We have some great options on Hamilton Island....
Kristie Kaighin,
Spring is in the air and just around the corner... Why not plan your next holiday on Hamilton Island?... [more]
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - The Litte Swan steps up
Andrea Falvo,
A small Goonellabah boat has proven to be one to watch this year at the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week off Townsville. The sixth annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week regatta attracted sailors from all over Australia who were keen to race in the sunny North this spring.... [more]
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Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week images by Jack Leivenzon
Jack Leivenzon,
Images from the 2012 Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week by photographer Jack Leivenzon.... [more]
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Northshore Australian National Championships at RMYC Toronto
Rod Mackay,
The third Northshore Australian National Championships were hosted by RMYC Toronto in August. The weather gods weren't kind for the regatta and the weekend before causing apologies from three Sydney boats and also the cancellation of Saturdays' races due to heavy breezes.... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series Day 1 - Heavy traffic on San Francisco Bay
Barby MacGowan,
Rolex Big Boat Series first day of competition and traffic was heavy today on San Francisco Bay, with the usual suspects-cargo ships, kite surfers and AC 45s joined by 66 boats. The 48th edition of the annual four-day tradition kicked off in conditions that blended sunshine and 60-degree temperatures with chilly winds of 16-20 knots... [more]
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Hamilton Ontario welcomes Star Class NAs September 9 - 15
Colin Jacobs,
The International Star Class North American Championships have a fleet of 38 due on the start line for the opening day on September 11th and Regatta Chair Brian Cramer is looking forward to welcoming former NA champions George Szabo, Phil Trinter and John Macausland and 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Magnus Liljedahl to Royal Hamilton Yacht Club for four days of competition on Hamilton Harbour.... [more]
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Sturrocks online 30 days of deck shoes promotion
Sturrocks Mosman, who have been servicing the marine industry since 2004, are proud to announce the launch of their new online store. Located in Mosman, Sydney, Sturrocks have long been the destination of choice for Australia's discerning sailors who are looking for the best in sailing technical wear and casual onshore gear.... [more]
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London Paralympic Games - Fitzgibbon and Tesch receive gold medals
Craig Heydon,
After the London 2012 Paralympic Games sailing competition was cut short in Weymouth, due to a lack of breeze, Australian sailors Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch have received their gold medals. Each fleet was scheduled to contest one race to finish competition on Thursday but when the breeze hadn't arrived by the cut off time of 1.50pm the sailing competition was brought to an early end.... [more]
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