F18’s, Olympic media and more

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 12 Sep 2012

F18's, Olympic media and more

A lot of feedback on Richard Gladwell's article about the Olympics and the media. Our Kiwi editor says the Australian Sailing Team interaction with the media was a great example of just how to deliver value for the sport and the sponsors. He is much less complimentary of the NZ yachting organisation.

A quiet few days on the local scene but it's all happening at the Rolex San Francisco Big Boat series and the Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup.

August 8, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) Gold Medal winners - speak with the Media in the Mixed Zone  Richard Gladwell

Monday 10th September 2012 - Kinsale, Co. Cork: Australian Richard Lynn with Ian Olson and Roger Hickman crewing during choppy conditions on the second day of racing in the Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

  David Branigan - Oceansport.ie

Fleet racing - 2012 49er European and Youth World Championship  Dan Cunningham

The Sail-World.com Team

Forgacs Inner Spring Newcastle Regatta review
Dave O'Connor,
Last weekend, Newcastle Yacht Club hosted a spectacular regatta where a strong fleet of twenty boats competed in some very exciting and close racing. Day one saw plenty of action with three tight windward leeward races in the strong S/SW gusting up to 25 knots.... [more]
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New yachts galore for Southampton Boat Show
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
Things are either looking up or desperate in the yacht manufacturing business. One of the world's great boat shows is just about to open, and it's featuring over 20 brand new yachts models... [more]
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2013 St Maarten Heineken Regatta open for registration
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta,
The 33rd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, taking place February 28th - March 3rd, 2013, is now open for registration. The Regatta is known as one of the 'must do' events in the Caribbean. It is the perfect combination of topnotch sailing during the day and fabulous parties at night. That is why we call it 'Serious Fun'!... [more]
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Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup - Snakes and ladders on day 3
Fiona Brown,
On day three of the 2012 Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup, Graham Bailey was most certainly man of the match in Kinsale where he claimed both Overall and Corinthian victories in race three of the six race series. It was a day of snakes and ladders as the wind swung into the west at around 14-16 knots and became extremely shifty, putting the tacticians firmly in the hot seat.... [more]
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MOD70 European Tour - Close Cascais finish expected
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
In the MOD70 European Tour, a zone of very light winds that is more than 60 miles wide, is blocking the finishing straight for Leg 2. With less than three miles separating first from fourth places, whichever crew can crawl through it this evening and overnight, and break into the forecasted NE'lies on the other side is very likely to win the stage.... [more]
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RNLI conducts inflating life jacket tests
Des Ryan,
How well do you maintain your inflating life jacket? How do you KNOW that it will inflate when you hit the water? The UK's Royal National Lifesaving Institution (RNLI) has recently conducted some testing of eleven different brands of inflating life jacket, sponsored by Motor Boat and Yachting. Watch the video:... [more]
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Rod Davis: Working out in the shed - AC72 style
Rod Davis,
Double Olympic medalist and long time US and NZL America's Cup crew, skipper and coach, Rod Davis, looks at AC72 land base drills...The show must go on. The team programme calls for crew drills and we are looking to create an AC72 cat racing environment complete with tacking, gybing and rounding marks. Never mind the weather forecast is foul, we go anyway.... [more]
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Boat Cuisine: The all weather cook book
Lee Mylchreest,
June Raper has been at sea long enough to be suspicious of recipes describing 'how to make jam at sea' or 'take four pints of water and a lobster'. The recipes in this book are practical - she has tried them all out on her boat, and guarantees they will work.... [more]
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BIAA leads ground-breaking study on value of Australian Boating
Jeni Bone,
The scope and value of Australian boating will be the focus of the BIAA's ground-breaking study – the first of its kind in this country – which will begin in November 2012 and aims to demonstrate the importance of boating, both economically and socially.... [more]
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MOD70 European Tour - Hot pursuit en route to Cascais
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
In the MOD70 European Tour, since leading around the famous Fastnet Rock at around 0730hrs UTC this morning, Yann Guichard and the crew of Spindrift racing profited from an initial gain but as they passed the latitude of the Scillies and then Ushant – the NW tip of France – they had their four rivals astern abreast in a line, all in equally hot pursuit.... [more]
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Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup - Tough work out on day 2
Fiona Brown,
On the second day of the Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup in Kinsale, the 60 strong fleet got another tough work out as they completed race two of the series in big seas and winds of up to 28 knots from around 220 degrees. After an initial general recall the fleet got away cleanly at the second time of asking.... [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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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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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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