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 27 Sep 2013

NOTHING about the America's Cup in this newsletter

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 at every Olympic Games since 1908  @onEdition
We are now resuming normal service, but yes the Sail-World traffic has been the largest ever as you might expect this month. Its heading towards a million viewer sessions for the month.

Top Guns in Melbourne

The full Australian Sailing Team and the development squad with five Gold Medals and three Silver medals between them will be competing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup –Sail Melbourne from December 1-8th.

Mat Belcher, 470 Olympic Gold medallist will be keen to win his 18th regatta in a row, with he and his post London 2012 crew Will Ryan an unbeaten combination.

49er London Olympic Gold Medallists Nathan Outteridge and crew Iain Jensen first up engagement post America's Cup 2013 is the current 49er Worlds in Marseille. Then Melbourne will be their r first Sailing World Cup event for the next season.

The Australians lining up in Melbourne in the Laser fleet will include Tom Burton, currently ranked number one in the world, Ryan Palk ranked second, Matthew Wearn ranked fourth, Ashley Brunning fifth and Jared West 12th.

Australia has its strongest ever Finn squad, coached by US Finn coach John Bertrand. Brendan Casey is ranked third in world, Victorian home town hero, Oliver Tweddell is eighth and Jake Lilley 12th.

The women's classes are packed with Olympic stars, 2008 Olympic Gold medallist Elise Rechichi with crew Sarah Cook will be back in 470 W class, while in the 49er FX class Olympic Silver Medal Match Racing skipper Olivia Price and crew Caitlin Elks will be battling against Haylee Outteridge, sister of Nathan and Nina Curtis -Olympic Women's Match Racing Silver Medallist and Tessa Parkinson, 2008 Olympic 470 W Gold Medal crew with Chelsea Hall.

49er Worlds Marseille France - as expected Nathan Outteridge and Iain Goobs Jensen have started out a little rusty in their quest for another 49er World title in Marseille France this week. The loss of yesterday, a very light day, with the men not able to race was a blow to their chances as they need all the race time they can get.

The semi-finals start today. Nath last night reported he was looking forward to a good night's sleep, he has not been to bed before 1am local time, watching a sailing event in another place. We will hear more from the Aussie team today.

What would Match Racing be without a Gilmour?

The latest ISAF Match Race rankings list Taylor Canfield (ISV) as world number one in the Open Rankings ahead of triple World champion Ian Williams (GBR).

Four times World Champion Peter Gilmour retired at the end of last season but the family line continues.

David Gilmour's steady rise up the Open Rankings continues after three strong performances at ISAF Grade 2 regattas. Gilmour took a victory at the ISAF Grade 2 International Match Race for the Detroit Cup in August and followed up with a third at the Knickerbocker Cup and a fourth at the Oakcliff International Match Race.

His performances have pushed him up to world number 12 from world number 15, a personal best for the young Australian.


Following multiple yachts sailing the incorrect course in the Lion Island Race, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia last Saturday, results have changed and a new winner declared.

Warwick Sherman and his Ker GTS 43, Occasional Coarse Language 2, have displaced the Shane Guanaria skippered About Time, owned by Julian Farren-Price, who was not on board his Cookson 12.

About Time had provisionally won the race, until multiple protests resulted in 12 yachts, including the Cookson 12, retiring from the first race of the CYCA's 2013-2104 Ocean Point score Series (OPS). All 12 had sailed the incorrect course.

Minerva, Tim Cox's DK43, and Paul Clitheroe's Beneteau 45, Balance, provisionally second and third respectively prior to the protests, were amongst those to retire. David Forbes' Kaiko 52 Merlin, and Noel Cornish's Sydney 47, St Jude, now fill second and third places respectively.

Here is a selection of stories going back over the last two weeks.... but ahead of that an image from well known Whale Photographer Andrea Francolini.

SAILING - Audi Hamilton Island Race week 2013 - Hamilton Island, Queensland (AUS)  Andrea Francolini ©

Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Strong fields and more to come
Elisha Keating,
News this week that the entire Australian Sailing Team and development squad, with five Olympic Gold Medallists and three silver medallists in their ranks, will be contesting classes at ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne. The Melbourne event forms the second leg of the global ISAF Sailing World Cup Series and is run in conjunction with the iconic Sail Melbourne regatta, from December 1st to ei... [more]
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2013 SEIKO 49er World Championships - Stunning third day
Ben Remocker,
Sarah Steyaert and Julie Bossard sailed a stunning third day of qualification, winning both of today's heats and moving to the top of the women's leaderboard at the Seiko 49er & 49erFX World Championships in Marseille.... [more]
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Lion Island Race results - New winner declared
Jennifer Crooks,
Following multiple yachts sailing the incorrect course in the Lion Island Race, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia last Saturday, results have changed and a new winner declared.... [more]
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49er and 49erFX Worlds - Light winds slow down racing on day 3
Craig Heydon,
On day three of the 2013 49er and 49erFX World Championships, light winds have limited racing in Marseille, France.... [more]
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Multihull Central: For when two or three is definitely better than one
Brendan Maxwell,
One does not have to look too far to see the impact of cats and tris. Whether you are talking about the absolute pinnacle of inshore or transoceanic racing, short-handed cruising or the ultimate seaborne entertainment vessel, the multihull is as recognisable as it is varied.... [more]
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Int'l C-Class Catamaran Championship - Groupama leads by 2 races
MaxComm Communication,
Currently competing against the Hydros catamaran of Jérémie Lagarrigue and Billy Besson, Franck Cammas on Groupama is leading by two races to zero in the final of the International C-Class Catamaran Championship. In the fleet Race, Mischa Heemskerk and Bastiaan Tentij are fighting for the third place in conditions rather giving the advantage to another type of boats.... [more]
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49er and 49erFX World Championship - Day 3 in Marseille + Video
Andy Rice,
At the 49er and 49erFX World Championships, Sarah Steyaert and Julie Bossard sailed a stunning third day of qualification, winning both of today's heats and moving to the top of the women's leaderboard in Marseille. The former Laser Radial World Champion from La Rochelle moved to Marseille three months ago and the local knowledge showed today.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship - Teams prepare for Belvedere action
Fiona Brown,
Professional and amateur crews from across the United States and around the world are converging on San Francisco Bay for the Sperry Top-Sider Melges 24 World Championship 2013, which takes place from September 30 to October 5 at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, California.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act set for French Riviera
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series fleet of Extreme 40s are getting ready to flex their seafaring muscles at the penultimate Act of the 2013 Series in just one week presented by Land Rover. Set against the backdrop of the world famous Promenade des Anglais, Nice on the French Riviera will provide the playground for the eight Extreme 40s.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World 2013 - Escaping the grip of The Doldrums
Clipper Ventures,
In the Clipper Yacht Race, things are starting to look up for some of the teams, with Jamaica Get All Right and PSP Logistics picking up wind having headed east and hopeful of escaping the grip of The Doldrums... [more]
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Australian Youth Match Racing Championship - No racing
Jennifer Crooks,
No racing on Australian Youth Match Racing Championship due to a gale warning in Sydney Closed Waters.... [more]
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SEIKO 49er Worlds - Harsh times for Heil but a dream day for Jurczok
Icarus Sailing Media,
For anyone aspiring to win the Seiko 49er & 49erFX World Championships in Marseille, day two was a critical hurdle. For the 97 men's teams from 28 countries, it was all about making the cut for the top 40. Tomorrow the top 40 will re-order into two groups of 20, while for those that didn't make it through, they still have a slim but fading chance of making it back into the final stages.... [more]
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ISAF Match Race Rankings for 25 September 2013
The ISAF Match Race rankings for Wednesday 25 September 2013 have been released with Taylor Canfield (ISV) remaining at world number one in the Open Rankings for the second successive release whilst Lucy Macgregor (GBR) continues to hold a strong advantage in the Women's Rankings.... [more]
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The Mini Transat factor in technical innovation
Solene Rennuit,
Since the early editions, the Mini Transat has been propagating new ideas, technology and evolutions in hull design. Condensing into 6.50m anything that might make a boat go faster has led to many new ideas, some of which were revealed as great, while others were perfect failures. But today, the trend is to a maturing wisdom.... [more]
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Clipper Yacht Race fleet continues to battle through the Doldrums
Clipper Ventures,
In the Clipper 13-14 Race, after another frustrating 24 hours of little wind, the 12 strong fleet of competing continue to battle their way through the Doldrums to their destination; Rio de Janeiro.... [more]
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Melges 32 World Championship - Pictorial: Crash in Porto Rotondo
Niccolo Bianchi,
Check out these images of an interesting crash during the Melges 32 World Championship in Porto Rotondo.... [more]
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International C-Class Catamaran Championship - Groupama is unbeatable
The Flying Boats,
At the 2013 International C-Class Catamaran Championship, variable winds from zero to 15 knots shook up the Little Cup fleet on Tuesday. While the leaderboard didn't change significantly today, noteworthy was Mischa Heemskerk and Bastian Tentij's performance in Race five; the Dutch crew of Hydros II were the first to prove that Franck Cammas and his Groupama C isn't unbeatable... [more]
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Australian Match Racing Champs - Evan Walker and team victorious
Jennifer Crooks,
At the Australian Match Racing Championship, Evan Walker and his team of John Flannery, Hamish Hardy and Jaidan Stevens representing the host club, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, have won defeating Sam Gilmour 2-1 in the grand final... [more]
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52nd Cape Naturaliste and Return Race – Adventure of a lifetime
Royal Perth Yacht Club,
Royal Perth Yacht Club and the Hyatt Regency Perth present the 52nd Cape Naturaliste and Return Race, to be held on Friday the 25th of October 2013... [more]
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Perth tightens safety laws - EPIRBs compulsory over 2nm
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
Perth's Department of Transport makes the carrying of an EPIRB after January 2014 compulsory if two nautical miles off the metropolitan coast. It was not a sailor that brought about the change, it was a fisherman, but the new edict will affect all cruising sailors who set to sea.... [more]
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Mooloolaba 200: cash prize for division winners
Tracey Johnstone,
The October long-weekend inaugural Audi Centre Sunshine Coast Mooloolaba 200 regatta has cash prizes up for grabs for each of the division winners.... [more]
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The New Outremer 51 Launched – First Outremer 49 soon in Sydney
Brent Vaughan,
The Outremer shipyard in La Grande Motte in the South of France have just launched the successor to the award winning Outremer 49, with the arrival of the new Outremer 51 which will be debuted at the Cannes boat show in France on the 10th of September... [more]
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Tall Ships Festival - Hobart's waterfront turns back the clock
Peter Campbell,
One hundred years ago the port of Hobart was often packed, gunwale to gunwale, yardarm to yardarm, with tall ships. Those were the great days of sail, square riggers bringing migrants to the colonial island, other sailing ships loading wool and grain for export to European ports, whaling ships in port for a break from hard life at sea... [more]
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Yachting NSW Youth Championships - Two weeks to go
Mainsheet Media,
The October long weekend will once again see one of the largest youth sailing regattas held in Australia when Georges River 16ft Sailing Club hosts the Yachting NSW Youth Championships 2013... [more]
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Marine Marketing Budgets for 2013-2014 in an online world
Brendan Maxwell,
Setting the marketing budget in the modern age means confronting, like it or not, the importance of the Internet in the advertising mix. This has taken many marine industry companies well outside their comfort zone, which had been built around the plethora of boating magazines.... [more]
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