18 footers, Clipper, Farr 40, Spithill and Australian Youth Champs

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 13 Jan 2014

18 footers, Clipper, Farr 40, Spithill and Australian Youth Champs

Transfusion, 2014 NSW State Champions  Craig Greenhill

In the 2014 Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 NSW State Title Guido Belgiorno- Nettis' Transfusion won impressively. Lang Walker's Kokomo finished second overall in the three-day inshore regatta, Jeff Carter's Edake finished third. The Transfusion team will sail at the John Calvert-Jones Farr 40 Nationals from 19-22 February, 2014, ahead of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, 15-18 October in San Francisco.

Jimmy Spithill Oracle Team USA skipper wins the 34th America's Cup  Abner Kingman

Over the weekend we have run the first two parts of an extensive interview with Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill interview with ISAF Vice- President Gary Jobson.

Australian Youth Championships 2014   B Malone Photography

The Australian Youth Championship, finished last Friday with the 2014 National champions crowned and positions on the 2014 Australian Sailing Youth Team secured. The 2014 Australian Sailing Youth Team will represent Australia at this year's ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship (Under 19) to be held in Tavira, Portugal from 12-19 July 2014 and the Australian team, subject to ratification, has been announced.

With the normal cycle of high performance progress, we'd expect to see some of this group representing Australia at the Tokoyo Olympics in 2020.

Sail-World will be in Portugal to report on the 2014 Youth Worlds...

But for now, enjoy the latest news ...

Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet head for Singapore
Marina Thomas,
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 fleet departed Brisbane, Australia today and headed for Singapore after a ‘Le Mans' start to Leg 5 which ultimately ends in Qingdao, China.... [more]
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Farr 40 NSW State Title - A landslide victory + Video
Lisa Ratcliff,
In the Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 NSW State Title Guido Belgiorno-Nettis' Transfusion governed from the outset and after two final races on Sydney Harbour today was declared state champion in a landslide victory.... [more]
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Australian 18ft Skiff Nationals: Asko Appliances takes close Race 1
Frank Quealey,
The Asko Appliances team of Marcus Ashley-Jones, Jeronimo Harrison and Ash Rooklyn had to overcome a desperate battle with the Lumix team before taking out Race 1 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. With no more than 15s separating the two teams for more than half the course, the two teams headed for home with only 2s between them.... [more]
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12ft Skiffs: Two wins on final day gets Vallings Interdominion title
New Zealand's Alex Vallings and crew Fraser Brown have won the 2014 12ft Skiff Interdominions sailed at Worser Bay in Wellington. New Zealand crews took the top three placings. Alex Vallings and Fraser Brown winning the overall title and the Silasec Trophy, after winning two races on the final day.... [more]
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Thinking to sail Greece? Facts on new Greek cruising tax
Cruising Association,
Britain's Cruising Association (CA), which provides services, information, help and advice to sailors worldwide, has been monitoring the newly introduced tax on visiting cruising sailors in Greece. Why Greece wants to penalise, not encourage the sailing fraternity, which can bring economic benefit to this challenged country is beyond understanding, but here is the CA's latest information:... [more]
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Downunder Pro 2014 - Final Day
Sean O'Brien,
Downunder Pro 2014 - With a good forecast of wind for the day, competitors were at the beach early, preparing for the final day of racing at the 2014 Downunder Pro – Formula Windsurfing Oceanic and Australian Championships.... [more]
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2nd round-world solo sailor limps to port- Stanley Paris to Cape Town
Lee Mylchreest,
Aspiring round-the-world solo yachtsman Stanley Paris is aborting his RW voyage for Cape Town with severe boat failures. Cape Town is eight days away and his blogs have been terminated. The words in his last blog spoke of his disappointment.... [more]
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Sunshine prevails for Couta Boats at the Gant Portsea Cup
Alex McKinnon,
Photographer, Alex McKinnon, was out on the water again for the Mornington Peninsula's iconic Couta Boats. The Gant Portsea Cup sees the vessels complete a classic Olympic course and with plenty of tide running, choosing the lay line with one of these centreboard classics, always becomes a bit of fun.... [more]
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12ft Skiff Interdominion: Images of the final day from Worser Bay
Garrick Cameron,
Images from the final day the 12ft Skiff Interdominions, sailed at Worser Bay, Wellington. Full report to follow when the eyes have opened and the hangovers eased, just a little.... [more]
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Australia Day on Sydney Harbour
Media Services,
There's nothing quite like Australia Day on Sydney Harbour, the crowning jewel of Australia's national celebrations. Big, bright and exciting, this year's program brought to you by P&O Cruises will see the harbour transformed into a floating festival of new events, with some old favourites mixed in.... [more]
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New methodology measures ominous Antarctic glacier melt
British Antarctic Survey,
Will your favourite natural island be gone below the oceans in a few years? Do low-lying islands really have much to worry about? This is much discussed by cruising sailors in cockpit sundowners, sometimes with hot divisions. According to a new paper in the British Antarctic Survey website, it is not a matter of if, but when, and scientists have been having a hard time working this out.... [more]
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America's Cup: Jobson One on One with Spithill (Part 2)
Insight from an America's Cup winning tactician to a winning skipper. ISAF Vice-President Gary Jobson caught up with Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill at the end of 2013. Offering a fascinating look into the 2013 America's Cup, Jobson and Spithill analyse what went down in San Francisco, USA.... [more]
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Farr 40 NSW State Title - Dodging power boats on Day 2
Lisa Ratcliff/Farr 40 media,
In the Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 NSW State Title the Farr 40 fleet contesting contended with the usual Saturday traffic on Sydney Harbour, weaving through club fleets and dodging power boats and large ferries on day two of the three-day series.... [more]
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Iain Murray talks to Flying 11 sailors
Kathryn Iles,
Minimise your errors and keep your eye on the future. This was the message left with many young sailors by world-renowned sailing great Iain Murray at this week's Flying 11 pre-Nationals training event, presented by the Flying 11 Association.... [more]
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America's Cup:Gary Jobson goes One on One with Jimmy Spithill
ISAF Vice-President Gary Jobson, won the America's Cup in 1977 as tactician for Ted Turner and has turned his hand to become a leading America's Cup commentator, including for the 34th America's Cup. In this five part series, Jobson caught up with Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill at the end of 2013. The five part series will be published on the ISAF website during January 2014... [more]
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'Non-stop' solo sailor limps towards West Australia, shrouds gone.
Lee Mylchreest,
British Solo sailor Glenn Wakefield, attempting a 'wrong way' non-stop solo circumnavigation on his West Wind II from Victoria in Canada, is limping towards Fremantle in West Australia with compromised shrouds. Can he preserve his mast? Only time will tell. With typical irony, he observed today. 'I am going to make some tea and oats and hold my breath. So close and yet so far. West Wind II is a... [more]
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Farr 40 NSW States - Transfusion dominates on day 1 + Video
Lisa Ratcliff/Australian Farr 40 media,
At the Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 NSW States, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis started his title run in punchy fashion, his Transfusion team winning two races on Sydney Harbour yesterday and another in the protest room. Blows were traded among the seven starters throughout the four races, angry flags flying and penalty turns taken.... [more]
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Anna Tunnicliffe announces retirement from Olympic sailing
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Double Olympic representative and 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (30) has announced that she will retire from Olympic sailing after 12 years of competing.... [more]
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12' skiff Interdominions: Five way fight for final glory on final day
Sven Pannell,
New Zealand lead Australia by an unassailable margin heading into the final day of the 12' skiff Interdominions - 322 points to 189. But the individual fight will go down to the last race. Another day of aggressive yachting across four gruelling races means five skippers are overnighting with a realistic shot at the title in the morning. It's on.... [more]
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52 Super Series 2014 season promises to be exciting
52 Super Series,
In what promises to be an exciting 2014 52 Super Series season the curtain will rise on Monday 20th January when six 52s lines up on the famous race waters of Key West, Florida for the first regatta of the two events which form the US 52 Super Series.... [more]
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Australian Youth national champions crowned
Cora Zillich,
The Australian Youth Championship, after five days of racing on the Mornington Peninsula, VIC, came to a close on Friday with the 2014 national champions crowned and positions on the 2014 Australian Sailing Youth Team secured. The 2014 Australian Sailing Youth Team will represent Australia at this year's ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship... [more]
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Australian 18ft Skiff Champs - Seve Jarvin favourite to retain title
Frank Quealey,
Australian 18ft Skiff Championship 2014 race one gets underway on Sunday on Sydney Harbour. Defending champion Seve Jarvin and his Gotta Love It 7 team will go into the race as favourite to retain the title, but it won't be easy against a strong 19-boat fleet.... [more]
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Gotta Love It 7 team favorites for Australian 18ft Skiff Championship
Frank Quealey,
Defending champion Seve Jarvin and his Gotta Love It 7 team go into Sunday's Race 1 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour as favourite to retain the title, but it won't be easy against a strong 19-boat fleet. Following a late start to the season, the Gotta Love It 7 team has built up steadily with a string of good performances before the 3-weeks break over the Christmas-N... [more]
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12ft Skiff Interdominion: Images from Day 5
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron was on hand to capture all the action on Day 5 of the Interdominion 12ft Skiff Championship being staged at Worser Bay Boating Club, Wellington... [more]
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