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 23 Jan 2013

Crash and Burn - the Video and more

Been a fun month and today we feature footage from the Bangin' the Corners Moth event, with a bunch of Olympics Gold Medallists and World Champions - fun video from Beau Outteridge, with Randy Cunningham's one man Roy and HG style commentary.

Lots of news from Festival of Sails 2013, with the Audi IRC Australian Championship to be run and won over four days of racing, from Thursday 24 until Sunday 27 January, the racing is set to be tight across the fleets. But the Festival of Sail operates on a whole range of levels, with 100,000 spectators, its more like the Sydney Easter Show crossed with a sailing regatta. The stories across the classes will be rich and varied and Sail-World will be reporting in detail.

Audi IRC Australian Championships   Craig Greenhill Saltwater Images ©

In news that went around the world, 63 year old French sailor Alain Delord set off a distress beacon on Friday after his 11-metre yacht Tchouk Tchouk Nougat was dismasted and then holed in heavy weather, 500 nautical miles south west of Tasmania'. The 63 year old took to his life raft, not a good look in the cold cold southern ocean.

The Australian based MV Orion headed north for 53 hours to pluck the almost comatose Frenchman from danger on Sunday night and Antarctic Expedition Leaders Don and Maggie McIntyre figured heavily in news bulletins over the last few days.

Rescue of Alain Delord  .. .

The Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, Artemis Racing (SWE) has fitted a new wingsail at their base in Alemeda, San Francisco. Nathan Outteridge and the team expect to be on the water in around a week.

The Australian 18ft scene rolls on with Aussie titles ahead of thr JJ Giltinan Worlds. On the weekend another Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, ahead of Gotta Luv it 7 and Pure Blonde.

And in the Vendee Globe, high drama with third placed Jean-Pierre Dick losing his keel.

Lots more news, we will stand aside and let you enjoy.

Virbac Paprec 3 - 2012 Vendee Globe  Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendée Globe ©

Rob Kothe and The Sail-World Team

Moth Video- 'Bangin' the Corners Cup' extreme racing funny commentary
Zhik, CST Composites 2013 Australian Moth Championship Day 2 - With temperatures over 40 degrees and wind gust in excess of 30 knots, championship racing was cancelled. But the top guns raced in the Bangin' the Corners Cup - here is the video - its extreme racing and a funny commentary.... [more]
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Amazing rescue: 'We couldn't have done it without the planes'
Peter Campbell/Sail-World,
The rescue of French round-the-world sailor Alain Delord from a remote spot in the Southern Ocean was an amazing coordination between the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), the Dornier aircraft that overflew him and a cruise ship that sailed 50 hours out of its way to rescue him.... [more]
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Festival of Sails 2013 - Victorians march in for Geelong battle
Lisa Ratcliff,
Festival of Sails 2013. Victoria's homegrown talents will flood Geelong as they compete against top-notch sailors from different parts of Australia for the state's most coveted hardware.... [more]
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Rod Jones and Alegria V crew show their skills
Ian Grant,
Dual Audi Australian Ocean racing champion Rod Jones and his A5 Alegria V crew again showed they can master a long and tedious slog against unfavourable hot headwinds to win line honours in the Surf to City race last weekend.... [more]
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America's Cup: Iker Martinez splits from Italian Challenger
Richard Gladwell,
In a tightly worded statement on their website, Luna Rossa Challenge have announced the departure of one of their helmsmen, Iker Martinez from the team. Chris Draper who placed ninth in the last America's Cup World Series, is expected to assume the duties of principal helmsman, for the team's only AC72, with team boss, Max Sirena as backup.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Sympathy, shock and keels of steel + Video
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, despite losing his keel with 2,000 miles to the finish line in Les Sables d'Olonne, Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) has not abandoned and is working out what to do next. 'The competitor and the sailor do not agree,' Dick said. 'Should I continue in a degraded state or abandon and go and hide in the Azores.'... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Nacra 17 all set for Miami debut
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami is set to take place 28th January - 2nd February in Biscayne Bay and will come alive with sights and sounds of Olympic sailing as action gets underway. Held at US Sailing Center Miami, Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Miami Rowing Club and Shake-A-Leg, hundreds of sailors will kick start their Rio 2016 Olympic ambitions.... [more]
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Sailing Manager, Chris Stone leaves The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Leigh Surland,
Sailing Manager, Chris Stone has tendered his resignation after six years with The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, as he has accepted the position of Sailing Manager at The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and would like to also undertake further study.... [more]
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Down Under Pro attracts fleet of past and current world champions.
Niall Kinch,
The 2013 Down Under Pro will be run from the 30th of January to the second of February. The event is the Oceanic and Australian Championships for Formula board windsurfing.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Brazil scores a second stopover
Volvo Ocean Race,
Itajaí will once again be a Host Port for the Race in 2014-15 following the huge success of the stopover there in the last edition. Brazil will have two stops along the route for the 12th edition of the round-the-world race.... [more]
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Somerville and Simpson are NZ 29er National Champions
John Adair,
The NZ 29er Nationals 2013 have concluded with a comprehensive victory by Wakatere lads Markus Somerville and Jack Simpson. Over the past month the pair has also notched up wins at Sail Sydney and the Australian 29er Nationals. Three days of generally windy conditions ensured high drama, lots of spills and non-stop action... [more]
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America's Cup: Horsepower from Yamaha backs up AC72 on the water
Emirates Team NZ,
Emirates Team New Zealand's sailing crew relies on the wind to win races. Raw horsepower is needed to back them up and make it possible for them to do their job. Since 1988 Yamaha engines have provided the power and that's how long Hugh Stewart has been looking after them.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013 Accommodation Options
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.... [more]
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Vendee Globe: Jean-Pierre Dick's dreams shattered with keel failure
With a third place finish in the Vendée Globe apparently almost guaranteed, Jean-Pierre Dick's dreams for the Vendee Globe Race were shattered with an abrupt bang before midnight on Monday night as Virbac Paprec 3 lost her keel with just over 2,000 of the 28,000 mile race left.... [more]
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Audi IRC Australian Nationals 2013 - Tight racing coming to Geelong
Craig Heydon,
Close racing is on the cards when Australia's leading IRC yachts head to Geelong to contest the 2013 Audi IRC Australian Championship, beginning this weekend.... [more]
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Sports Boats and the Festival of Sails – where it all began
Darren Spence,
The Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) is celebrating five years of racing under the SMS Rating System this week at the Festival of Sails in Geelong. The first ASBA National Titles where held at Geelong Race Week in 2008 after a hectic 2 days of measuring boats and sails in conjunction with the first Australian Melges 24 Titles.... [more]
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Young Endeavour: 25-year celebration and you are invited!
Young Endeavour,
The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, a not for profit organisation giving young Australians an inspirational experience at sea aboard sail training ship Young Endeavour, is celebrating its 25th birthday.... [more]
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Vendee Globe Newsflash: Virbac-Paprec 3 loses its keel
Vendee Globe Media,
Vendee Globe have just announced that Virbac-Paprec 3 has lost her keel, while sailing in the third position of the Vendée Globe, about 500 miles northwest of the Cape Verde islands.The skipper from Nice has stabilised the situation. The boat has full ballasts and Dick is sailing at 8 knots towards the Azores.... [more]
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Marine Auctions: the best bet for buying and selling boats
Jeni Bone,
Thinking of selling your boat or buying your next one? Marine Auctions are the way to go for market value, added reach and global interest.... [more]
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Sailing and Sponsorship – you can't have one without the other Part 2
Jeni Bone,
Following on from our recent rebuttal of an opinion piece by the editor of UK consultancy site, YachtSponsorship, who asserted that while sailing sponsorship delivers exceptional ROI to brands, 'it doesn't sound like something that is good for the sport in the long term, especially if sailing wants to create long term fans', sponsorship experts have weighed in on the topic.... [more]
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Melbourne Summer Boat Show - 1-3 February
Jeni Bone,
Previously known as the Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival – MSBS will held at Melbourne's premier waterside location, Docklands between 1-3 February, 2013.... [more]
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Volvo Penta sets America's Cup vessels precisely on station
Lindsy Shrewsberry,
Volvo Penta will provide the engines, drives and dynamic positioning systems for a new class of support vessels for America's Cup events. The six new custom 13.9m (46-ft) power catamarans, which were designed by Australian naval architects One2three and built by East Asia Composites, made their debut at the America's Cup World Series events held in San Francisco in August and October 2012.... [more]
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10-Meter Rater Sally takes her first sail after a two year rebuild
Bob Grieser/Outside Images,
Top international photographer, Bob Grieser has been following a two year reconstruction project of a classic 10 Meter rating yacht, Sally. She was recently relaunched following a two year reconstruction from the keel up of this classic thoroughbred by CF and his team at Koehler Kraft on Shelter Island Drive in San Diego.... [more]
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18ft Skiff Australian Championships 2013 - Thurlow still a dominating
Bob Killick,
The Australian 18ft Skiff Championships on Sydney Harbour on Sunday resulted to another dominant win by Thurlow Fisher Lawyers with Gotta Luv it 7 finishing second and Pure Blonde taking the third spot on the podium.... [more]
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Paper Tiger Catamaran Australian Championship 2013 - All rosy
Russell Jolly,
The Paper Tiger Catamaran Championship 2013 completed all nine races on Sunday at Meningie Sailing Club with Bruce Rose bagging his fourth championship by racking up 18 points just ahead of Alex Craig with 21 points and Bryan Anderson with 24 points.... [more]
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Klaus Lorenz and James Scott show their skills
Ian Grant,
Teenage Whitsunday SC dinghy skipper Klaus Lorenz again expressed his skill to show he will again be knocking on the door for selection in the Australian World Youth Sailing team in 2014. Klaus and his new crew mate James Scott handed this notice to Australia's best 420 Dinghy crews when they finished fourth overall in this month's OAMPS Insurance Brokers World championship selection trials.... [more]
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18ft Skiff Nationals 2013 – Two in a row for Thurlow Fisher Lawyers
Frank Quealey,
Australian 18ft Skiff Championship 2013 wrapped up the second salvo of racing as Thurlow Fisher Lawyers booked their second consecutive win off Sydney Harbour on Sunday... [more]
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16ft Skiff Nationals – Fluid wins at death but Brydens nails title
Adam Lucius,
The Australian 16ft Skiff Championships 2013 wrapped up the sailing battle on Saturday with four-time national champion Fluid Building Services finally breaking through with a victory in the last race while Brydens Compensation Lawyers (Lee Knapton) ran away with the title.... [more]
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YachtWorld expands into Australasian market
Ben Gaze,, the world's largest internet brokerage portal, is expanding its global operation with the opening of a new office in Newport, close to Sydney Harbour, to provide closer and dedicated online marketing support to yacht brokers and dealers across Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia Pacific marketplace.... [more]
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Last Chance to Join 2013 Pittwater Multihull Rendezvous
Multihull Solutions,
Entries are filling fast for the 2013 Pittwater Multihull Rendezvous from 1-3 March, but spots are still available to join this superb weekend of sailing and social action.... [more]
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Images from the Waitemata: NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals, Day 1
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera was on the water for third race of Day 1 of the 18ft skiff Nationals, sailed on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, attracting a great fleet of 10 skiffs ahead of the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney, next months - the unofficial world championship for the class.... [more]
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