Aussies in the America´s Cup, Dogs off Chains and all a Tweet

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 01 Mar 2013

Aussies in the America´s Cup, Dogs off Chains and all a Tweet

Sail Port Stephens 2013 - Entries are coming in fast but Marina spaces are limited, you better jump to it. Full details below.

(L-R) 'Zen', 'Exile' and 'Victoire' race during the NSW IRC Championships at the 2012 Sail Port Stephens Regatta   Matt King /Sail Port Stephens 2012

Sail-World will be at the RYA Dinghy Show in London this weekend. Tom Rosoman, who has been on the dinghy scene for more years that he wants us to know, who has now joined Australia´s Performance Sailcraft as the Business Development Manager says this is the ´Best Boat Show in the World´ - we are looking forward to it.

America's Cup news, - Talked to Jimmy Spithill, at length last night. (We will run the full interview over the weekend.) Lots of interesting revelations and the Aussie Oracle USA skipper made both some amusing and quite cutting comments about the AC72 Team from across The Ditch.

Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa have stepped up their level of pre-Louis Vuitton Cup (LVC) racing with a friendly, semi-serious match-up on New Zealand's Hauraki Gulf. Inside, don't miss the fantastic video coverage of the two mammoth catamarans. This is the closest thing that the world has seen, to date, of AC72 racing, and there's little doubt that this year's LVC and AC34 will be a truly spectacular show. Richard Gladwell has all the news, as you´d expect.

Emirates Team NZ - 26 February 2013  Richard Gladwell ©

Also AC related, Artemis Racing, the Challenger of Record for AC34, recently announced that they have already started construction on a second-generation AC72 in the team's home country of Sweden. According to plans, the new boat should be sailing on the Bay by early May. Currently, the team's first-generation AC72 is back in the shed, undergoing substantial modifications to give her better wick compared to the other AC72s afloat. Iain ´Goobs´´ Jensen, Nathan Outteridge´s Olympic 49 Gold Medal crew has joined Nath as part of the Artemis team now.

Olympic Talent Joins Artemis Racing - John Gimson and Iain Jensen  Sander van der Borch / Artemis Racing ©

NSW Etchells Championships 2013 are scheduled to run off Cronulla starting today but with 20-40 knot southerlies and sea and swell combinations of six metres across today and tomorrow, there might be more drinking than sailing. John Curnow reported large dogs off chains on Cronulla Beach last night.

Etchells NSW Championship  Kylie Wilson Positive Image - copyright

A big boost for the Fremantle to Bali Race 2013 , with Tokolosh VI better know as Nicorette set to lead the fleet north.

YuuZoo (nee Tokolosh, Nicorette - 2004 Rolex Sydney to Hobart)  © Rolex/Daniel Forster

And in Sail-World news - A combination of America's Cup news and newsletters, the explosion in use of tablets and phablets (love the Samsung Galaxy Note! ) and hi-res mobile phones and an ever expanding Twitter following across 13 of our Sail-world sites around the world is driving our traffic to new heights.

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Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team

New benchmark time on a World Record route established
John Reed, WSSR,
The World Sailing Speed Record (WSSR) Council has announced the the establishment of a new benchmark time on a World Record route.... [more]
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Open Bic inaugral Victorian Cup at Parkdale YC
Andrew Dubbin,
The Open Bic has arrived in Victoria with the First Open Cup to be sailed on Port Philip Bay during the weekend of 20th and 21st April 2013... [more]
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Vendée Globe 2012-13: EC6 rigging once again passes the ultimate test
Josh Impey,
EC6 bundled continuous carbon rigging has performed flawlessly for the third time during the iconic Vendée Globe round the world race. Five of the top eight Open 60s which completed the 2012-13 Vendée Globe circumnavigation, including unofficial finisher Bernard Stamm, sported EC6 bundled carbon continuous side rigging from Composite Rigging and all five completed the marathon race without rigg... [more]
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XXXX Sail Paradise, host to Queensland's Season of Sailing 2013
Bronwen Ince,
For the second year running XXXX Sail Paradise, Gold Coast will be the first event in the Queensland's Season of Sailing campaign. Queensland's Season of Sailing campaign aims to raise the perception that ‘Queensland is Australia's premier sailing destination'. Part of this goal is to broaden the awareness and exposure of sailing events and experiences in the state by promoting a series of major r... [more]
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Zhik 420/470 NSW State Championships - Elites to battle it out
Lachlan Pryor,
The Zhik 420/470 NSW State Championships for 2012-13 is set to begin off Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) this weekend with a range of top level sailors from around the State lining up to take the title. The two day regatta is aiming for six races and is looking forward to the partnership of the youth training class of the 420s and the Olympic class 470s.... [more]
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Sail Mandurah in March - Ready to roll
Laurie Flynne,
Sail Mandurah in March Regatta. Organisers and competitors are looking forward to start of the inaugural event, which will be held on this long weekend. With Severe Tropical Cyclone Rusty across the North-West coast, weather scenarios are now more predictable, and the prospect of family-friendly fun on Mandurah's dazzling sailing waters is virtually assured.... [more]
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Women in Sailing Challenge 2013 - Women on the move
Lennie Beattie,
The Women in Sailing Challenge 2013 (WISC) gets underway this Sunday 3 March at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC). The two-day regatta – the second day is on 7 April – has been encouraging women to compete on Port Phillip waters for 13 years.... [more]
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Fremantle to Bali Race 2013 - Glamour and Speed
Marina Valmadre,
Fremantle to Bali Race 2013. In an extraordinary coup for Western Australia and the Fremantle Sailing Club it was announced today that the multi-million dollar ultra-lite maxi yacht Tokolosh VI previously known as Nicorette, one of the fastest yachts in the world, will for the first time come to Fremantle bringing glamour and world eyes to the state's only international yacht race.... [more]
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa and ETNZ race on Hauraki Gulf - Video
Emirates Team NZ,
For the past couple of days, two America's Cup challengers, Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa have been practice racing in the Hauraki Gulf. Here's a first glimpse of what AC72 racing ahead of the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup, starting in July.... [more]
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Formula Windsurfing World Championship set for Viganj
Formula Windsurfing Class,
The 2013 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' Formula Windsurfing World Championship is set to take place at Club Bofor, Viganj, Croatia from the eighth to 13th July and will be sponsored by NORT d.o.o. The venue is well-known to many racers, having hosted previous editions of the Croatian Open Championships. This year's event is also a stop on the 2013 European Cup Tour.... [more]
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Moths will be 'In the Trees' at Walpole
Yachting WA,
The flutter of Western Australian Moths are moving away from the bright lights of Perth and are being attracted instead to the cool forests of the south west to sail their state championship this weekend. Media lights will flash the high performance sailors on centre stage at the In the Trees Regatta to be held in Walpole this long weekend (2nd - 4th March 2013) where the ABC will be reporting.... [more]
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Devine and Furlong count down to International 14ft Skiff Worlds
Yachting WA,
Five time Australian champions Brad Devine and Ian Furlong are counting down to the 2013 International 14ft Skiff World Championships at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Toronto, Canada in just seven months. The pair came away from the recent National Championship sailed at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron with their fifth Australian Title under their belt.... [more]
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Nearly new Lasers for just $6,500 with all new gear!
NB Sailsports,
NB Sailsports End of Season Sale has been extended but there are just six ex-charter boats left at this incredible low price of $6,500 so get in quick! Boats have been fully detailed and look shiny and new. They come complete ready to race and win world titles with nearly all new gear.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series announce first ever Singapore Extreme 40 team
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series is set to be become a brand new international fixture on the Singapore sports calendar until 2015, in a three year deal announced today between Series organisers OC Sport, the Singapore Sports Council and Aberdeen Asset Management.... [more]
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America's Cup: Docking out - Image gallery
Richard Gladwell,
Images taken dockside as Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Ross left Auckland's Viadauct harbour area for a training session on the Hauraki Gulf... [more]
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America's Cup: Am-Cam video of AC72 racing on the Hauraki Gulf

In the coiffed and manicured world of America's Cup PR, much of the video released is usually done with intent, and often well after the event. Over the past two days, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa have been sailing together in the Hauraki Gulf, and were caught on camera, by the crew of a 14ft powerboat.... [more]
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Rescues off Broken Bay to test skills this weekend
Marine Rescue/Sail-World Cruising,
Sydney boaters should watch out for rescues taking place off Broken Bay this weekend. It's not that we expect a monster storm - it will be rescue personnel putting their search skills to the test.... [more]
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US Sailing unveils Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year
Jake Fish,
US Sailing Rolex Award Ceremony 2013. At an emotional ceremony today at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, Johnny Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.) and Jennifer French (St. Petersburg, Fla.) were celebrated as US Sailing's 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.... [more]
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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2013 - Ready to Rock
Jan Harley,
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2013. Less than a week before the fourth annual running of BMSW presented by EFG Bank, and all the boxes have been ticked for another standout event. A hot list of competitors, great race management and the impossible-to-top winter sailing destination of Biscayne Bay combine with the hospitality BMSW is known for to put on an outstanding event for one-design sailors.... [more]
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Yachting Australia offers IRC certificate discounts
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is offering a 50 per cent discount period for all 2012 end-of-season IRC certificates issued during 1 March and 31 May 2013. The offer will be extended to all Australian boat owners, and provides a substantial saving for those owners wishing to race in the closing months of the current IRC year.... [more]
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America's Cup: Spy vs Spy - Serious, or straight from the comic books?
Rod Davis writing for,
Surveillance is part of America's Cup life. Everyone does it. Coach Rod Davis muses on what can be learned – and the rules that regulate it. At times the America's Cup seems just like Mad Magazine's Spy vs Spy. One team keeping tabs on another and a game of, not so much dirty tricks, but pranks played both by and against the spy.... [more]
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Navico reports record profitability and increased market share in 2012
Andrew Golden,
Navico — the world leader in recreational marine electronics, selling under the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands — has announced its operational performance results for the fourth quarter and the year ending December 31, 2012.... [more]
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