Of Melbourne Dogs and Chains, Ashby signs for AC35, Hobart and more

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 06 Dec 2013

Of Melbourne Dogs and Chains, Ashby signs for AC35, Hobart and more

470 Men / Will Ryan & Mathew Belcher (AUS) - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne  Jeff Crow/ Sport the Library ©

Lots of images from Richard Gladwell and Jeff Crowe surfacing and some good stories already and lots more to come.
Interesting interviews at the ISAF Sailing World Cup dinner at Sandringham Yacht Club, on Tuesday night.

We are currently transcribing the Q&A sessions between John Bertrand Matt Belcher and Will Ryan and Tom Slingsby, Glenn Ashby, Nathan Outtertridge and Iain (Goobs) Jensen.

The jaw dropping moment in the evenings session was the casual announcement by Gashby that he was the first signing for the 35th America's Cup by Team New Zealand.

Glenn Ashby (white sunglasses) trimming the wingsail aboard NZL5  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©

Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI, will move one step closer to continuing preparations for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race tomorrow when the yacht's new mast, which almost broke during sea- trials is re-stepped following major repairs.

Team Australia (Sean Langman) - Start of Coastal Classic 2013, Waitemata Harbour, October 25, 2013  © Richard Gladwell

Ahead of the Hobart, with the latest news that Sean Langman is sailing south with ..... watch this space.

The first part of two part series on Langman from John Curnow is published today. Another must read....

Entries for the Festival of Sail are flooding in 50,100,200 all in quick succession.

Nacra17 /Darren BUNDOCK & Nina CURTIS (AUS) - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne  Jeff Crow/ Sport the Library ©

Lots more news, have a great weekend.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

Laser Masters World Championships - One of the biggest upsets?
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
At the Laser Master World Championships, Vanessa Dudley is one of only eight women competing in Oman, yet her performance in the Radial Grand Master fleet could create one of the biggest upsets of the regatta. Dudley, a talented amateur sailor from Sydney Australia, is engaged in a fascinating duel with American Bruce Martinson.... [more]
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Challenge yourself, improve your skills with Youth Squad training
Royal Perth Yacht Club,
Sailors from the ages of 14 - 24 are invited to attend Youth Squad training on Friday the 13th of December at 1630. After the training session, a meeting will be conducted to discuss the guidelines of the Squad and the plans for the season.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Through the lens of Jeff Crow
Photographer Jeff Crow took to the water at Sandringham to capture this gallery of photos during the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Belcher says we can't keep winning
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Event Media,
Day 4 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Unfortunately today competitors from 24 countries in the Olympic classes had to sit out racing due to the westerlies gusting in excess of 35 knots that howled across Port Phillip, causing massive seas to build and pound the Sandringham rock wall.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Cup Melbourne: Images from a wild, wavy Day 3
Richard Gladwell,
Images from several of the Olympic classes coping with the torrid conditions of Day 3 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Melbourne... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Competition in full swing
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14, Race 5, day 2 - With the lure of extra points and the prospect of improving overall standings in the race, the scoring gate is proving too much of a temptation for the fleet to resist as Race 5 gets set to shake up the leaderboard.... [more]
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Quiet cheers at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne + Videos
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Event Media,
A quiet cheer went up around the boat park at Sandringham Yacht Club as AP over A was hoisted on the official flag pole for all classes competing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne Day 4 - Video interview with Australian Sailing Team
Cora Zillich,
Sail Melbourne 2013 - Day 4 racing was cancelled, so we took the opportunity to ask Olivia Price, Lucinda Whitty, Mat Belcher and 49er coach, Emmet Lazich, how they handle days like this.... [more]
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Port Hacking-Bird Island Race - Final test before Sydney to Hobart
Jennifer Crooks,
Port Hacking-Bird Island Race, the fifth race of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Blue Water Pointscore Series starts off Point Piper at 10.00am on Saturday 7th December 2013. Patrice, Ichi Ban, Black Jack and Spirit of Mateship are the new kids on the block that will line up this Saturday as they prepare for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.... [more]
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Big birds, clouds, records, sharks and fast boats from Noakes (Pt.I)
John Curnow,
Sean Langman has been in the marine services game for 33 years now. His Noakes brand and facilities are almost as identifiable as he is. However, it is Sean's personal craft that have ended up with very recognisable colloquial names, which could well be the most famous of the lot. The Skiff on Steroids still garners a mention every now and then, for instance.... [more]
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A training sail in the 'usual Sandringham breeze'
Richard Gladwell,
At most regattas when the racing is called off due to strong winds, there are always competitors who complain that the sailing should have taken place. There weren't any of that ilk today at Sandringham Yacht Club venue for the Sail Melbourne regatta.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Fresh to Frightening for Day 4
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Event Media,
Fresh breezes look set to prevail for the fourth day of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. As competitors arrived at the Sandringham Yacht Club, they were greeted with a cold handshake from the 20kt southerly breeze.... [more]
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PKRA Kitesurf World Cup Mendoza - Action aplenty on day 2
Pro Kite Tour,
Day two of the PKRA Kitesurf World Cup Mendoza offered stronger winds and a variety of racing and freestyle action. With the winds filling early, the remaining men's freestyle trials got underway and finished up after 11 heats with riders using 9m-14m kites.... [more]
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Battle lines drawn in Round 1 of NSW Sharpie States
Marc Ablett,
In probably the closest racing seen in the last 30 years of the NSW Sharpie fleet, the battle lines have been drawn. New boats an eight time reigning state champion and some young guns all mixing it up, creating an unreal atmosphere on the water and off.... [more]
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Viper 640 Demo Day
Jon Stubbs,
If you've seen the Vipers flashing by on the Swan River and wondered what they are like to sail.... Now's your opportunity to give them a go. The Viper 640 class is holding an Open Day where demonstration sails are available to interested sailors. The Open Day is on Sunday 15th December, from 9:30 until 12:00pm.... [more]
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Mini Transat - Series boat victory for Aymeric Belloir
Solene Rennuit,
In the Mini Transat, the skipper of Tout le Monde Chante contre le Cancer crossed the finish line at Pointe-à-Pitre on Wednesday 4 December at 13h 57mn 27s local time (17h 57mn 27s GMT). His elapsed time is 21d 09h 12mn 27s. His average speed over the course has been 7.16 knots.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Weir and Drozdovskaya embrace competition
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne,
Krystal Weir (AUS) and Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) are embracing the competition at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne with China's Dongshuang Zheng. Zheng defeated Drozdovskaya at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao on the final day but the Belorussian has hit back in Melbourne.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2013 - Gallery 3
Guy Nowell, Guy Nowell Photography,
A mixed day on the water today at the Phuket King's Cup - a little bit of this, a little bit of that. A little bit of haze, a little bit of sunshine, and a little bit of breeze. Long reaching courses for the Cruising divisions, and more windward/leewards for the Racing classes.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Terrifyingly close start to Race 5
Clipper Ventures PLC,
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, after a terrifyingly close start to Race 5 yesterday and with less than 2000 miles until the fleet reach Sydney, the 12- strong teams are already staging one of the most tactical races to date.... [more]
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Venues for 2014 RC44 Championship Tour confirmed
Jo Grindley,
The venues for the eighth season of the RC44 Championship Tour have now been confirmed. Two new venues will make their debut, alongside three RC44 favorites. The season will start in the Caribbean next February, where the class will be welcomed for the first time by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Virgin Gorda.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Missed moment for Team Gilmour
Team Gilmour,
This update has been a long time coming and it has been good for us as a team to reflect on how the Monsoon Cup went for us. Following the first day with Pete filling in for David, while the races were kept close and there were moments of brilliance, we ended with a score of zero wins and three losses.... [more]
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