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 26 Aug 2013

Freezing our butts off, NOT

Fleet - Sail Townsville 2013 - Day 2 ©

Its a chilly 26 degree winters day in Townsville today, with a bright blue sky. When we hit the button on this newsletter, we are off to the Strand for a late lunch. Looking ahead to SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, the first race is on Friday, it will be 28-29 over the weekend, so we won't be so bloody cold.

Fleet - Sail Townsville 2013 - Day 2 ©

We are reporting on the 2013 Byte CII World Championship in North America at the moment, 22 countries there, aiming to qualify for the 2014 Youth Olympics. Sadly no Aussies there, but with purpose designed youth dinghy, the Byte CII now available in Australia we expect to see Australia striving for Youth Olympic qualification soon.

Competitors lining up for the start of race 3 - Byte CII Worlds 2013  Byte Class

Emirates Team New Zealand completed the first stage of its America's Cup challenge by summarily defeating Luna Rossa in the eighth race of the Louis Vuitton Cup final to bring the score to a definitive 7 -1.

25/08/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup Final, Day 7, Emirates Team New Zealand Vs Luna Rossa  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup¬©

San Francisco lived up to its reputation and its pseudonym 'Fog City' for this race. It was down on the course for much of the race and hitherto unused techniques were pressed into service. Navigation was no longer an eyeball affair but one of calculation and the Kiwis were up to this extra challenge.

We have John Navas vision, images from Chuck Lantz and Linda Wright and the fine words of the Fish as our comprehensive AC reporting continues, with the Red Bull ahead. RG will be there soon too.

Emirates Team NZ sailing in the fog, Final Day, Louis Vuitton Cup  John Navas

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week grand prize winner announced
Audi Australia,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week concluded on Saturday 24th August 2013. A motor mechanic with a knack for consistency behind the wheel and his Sydney crew, who capitalised on the water in this year's light air regatta, have taken out a major prize at the award-winning regatta, an Audi A6 allroad vehicle ($117,900 mlp), for one year.... [more]
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Australian Paralympic class sailors ready to race in Ireland
Craig Heydon,
Australia's Paralympic class sailors will begin the long road to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games later today when the 2013 IFDS World Championships begin in Kinsale, Ireland.... [more]
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America's Cup: New report raises more questions on measurement ruckus
Richard Gladwell,
A new report released by the International Jury has revealed that there has been further tampering with the measured parts on the two AC45 catamarans sailed and managed by America's Cup Defenders, Oracle Team USA.To recap, a minor measurement incident has escalated into the most serious form of Hearing in the sport.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Huntress' wins grand prize
Lisa Ratcliff,
In this year's light air Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, a motor mechanic who capitalised on the water with a knack for consistency behind the wheel and his Sydney crew, have taken out a major prize at the award-winning regatta, an Audi A6 all road vehicle ($117,900 mlp), for one year.... [more]
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2013 Byte CII World Championship - Catch me if you can!!
Byte CII media,
The first three races of the 2013 Byte CII World Championship. The wind came in late but, when it did come, it gave the sailors from 22 countries perfect 15 knot conditions. Three races were sailed on Narragansett Bay and, by the end of the day, it was clear that Hungarian Jonatan Vadnai was going to be the competitor you would have to beat to win this championship.... [more]
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Detroit Cup Final Day - Gilmour victorious
Luiz E. Kahl,
On the final day of competition in an exciting Semi-Final and Final series of racing, David Gilmour and his Team Gilmour crew of Luke Payne and Peter Nicholas have won the 2013 Detroit Cup, the second stop on the ISAF Grade 2 US Grand Slam series.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Cup: Am-Cam Video from Final Day and Red Bull Practice
John Navas,
Videographer John Navas was shoreside and at the media conference for the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup, which sailed for the final time today. Here is is video out-takes for the day covering on the water, plus the media conference including Dean Barker on Foiling to Windward. Also the Red Bull Youth America's Cup practice session... [more]
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Pictorial: Byte CII Pre-World Championship (Part 2)
Byte CII Media,
Part two of our photo selection from the 2013 Byte CII Pre-World Championship in New Port, Rhode Island.... [more]
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Byte CII Pre-World Championship - Preliminary results
Byte CII Media,
Check out the preliminary results for the Byte CII Pre-World Championship in New Port, Rhode Island.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 6 - Video Highlights on day 2
Extreme Sailing Series,
Video of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 6, Cardiff day two highlights... [more]
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Takapuna, New Zealand to host the 2015 Finn Gold Cup
Richard Gladwell,
Takapuna Boating Club has won the bid to host the 2015 Finn Gold Cup. The decision was made by the International Finn Association at its meeting in Tallin, Estonia. Takapuna edged out bids from France and Croatia to stage the regatta.... [more]
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Nacra 17 European Championship - Mandy Mulder and Coen de Koning win!
Edwin Lodder,
At the first Nacra 17 European Championship 2013, after a very exciting Medal Race the Duch team Mandy Mulder and Coen de Koning wins . After some postponement because lack of wind the final Medal race with the top-10 teams could start in the afternoon round 02.30 PM.... [more]
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Sail Townsville - a little bit of r & r
Sail Townsville media,
The first event in Sail Townsville 2013, was the Queensland Tasar (doubled handed dinghy) Championships sailed out of Townsville Sailing Club over the weekend.... [more]
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Jumpstart into sailing with new online course
BoatUS/Offshore Sailing School,
Here's how to jump-start your sailing lifestyle or renew your sailing knowledge, as learning to sail just got easier. A new 'Online Learn to Sail' course offered by BoatUS and the Offshore Sailing School is perfect for anyone thinking about getting into sailing or renewing old skills.... [more]
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Rig your own sailing boat? Yes, you can!
RYA/Sail-World Cruising,
Do you rig your own boat? No? Do you even tune it yourself? How confident are you that you are doing it right? The Royal Yachting Association has come up with some timely help in the form of a new book entitled the RYA Rigging Handbook.... [more]
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The maddest boat gathering in the world - cardboard boats only please
Leilani Roberts Ott/Sail-World Cruising,
Boats shouldn't be made of cardboard - everyone knows that. So what is going on in Muskogee Oklahoma, USA? Haven't they heard? How come they are planning a regatta where the participants can only enter in a cardboard boat? 'To raise money for kids' is the answer which isn't really an answer.... [more]
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Boat owners: cover vessels to deter seagulls
PerthNow/Sail-World Cruising,
It's the nesting season. Sydney boat owners have been issued a plea: cover up your beloved vessels to stop seagulls making nests to raise their chicks. Animal rescue group WIRES have warned that baby seagulls are at risk during this month's breeding season unless owners take action now.... [more]
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Sail Townsville - QLD Tasar titles –it's a family affair
Sail Townsville Media,
When a baby is on the way, anxious husbands keep mobile phones handy and today, Home Hill sugar cane farmer Aaron Linton, with mobile phone in his sailing jacket, with his second child scheduled to arrive tomorrow was on the water, expecting a call at any moment.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Full Series Scores,
Full Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013 Series Scores for IRC Racing, IRC Passage Div 1, IRC Passage Div 2, Performance Racing Div 1, Performance Racing Div 2, Cruising Div 1, Cruising Div 2, Cruising Div 3, Non Spinnaker Div 1, Non Spinnaker Div 2, First Fleet, McConaghy MC38 and Multi-Hulls.... [more]
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Maiden world title for Delphine Cousin
Chris Yates,
The final day of the PWA Alacati World Cup saw two more eliminations completed for both the men and women as the Meltemi wind continued to blow for much of the day. At the end of the day Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) battled his way back to the top of the rankings to secure the event victory, with one bullet and a second place today.... [more]
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Family fun at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Laura McKee,
Family fun at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Audi Hamilton Island Race Week provides something for everyone, from pro international America's Cup sailors to families contesting their first Whitsunday series.... [more]
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Mooloolaba 200 - Alegria V to use new race as Hobart qualifier
Tracey Johnstone,
Queensland big-boat skipper Rod Jones, will use Mooloolaba's newest sailing event, the Mooloolaba 200, as his qualifying race for this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.... [more]
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Success for Ocean Alexander dovetails into Grand Banks plans
Imprint Media,
Re-launch of Ocean Alexander at the Sydney International Boat Show last week was an overwhelming success, according to Hank Compton who has taken up Australian distribution of the superyacht brand.... [more]
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