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Sticks and Stinks - They do mix! Australia Newsletter


Sticks and Stinks – They do mix!

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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show looms, and whilst it is predominantly a powerboat event, there are a few 'sticks' around. One that will undoubtedly stand out against its far cruisier cousins, will be the one above the very racey hull form that is the FarEast 28R. I note too that the first of the FarEast 28Rs to go into the New Zealand market has also just been confirmed. Priced from just AUD69,950, you will be able to check it out for yourself at the show, so go and say hello to Gerrit and the crew.

Now seeing as the Coomera River is set to be dredged to a low water level of 3.5m, it might not be too long before large race boats can make the journey up to stop as part of the boat-watching season Northern delivery cycle, or for repairs and refit that the area is so famous for. One to do so could well be the FarEast 28R's larger sister, the stylish 37R penned by Simonis-Voogd... Wait and see, huh?

The new FarEast37R - photo © FarEast Yachts
The new FarEast37R - photo © FarEast Yachts

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Big gybe now, and back in Lower than Badminton, we had a look at the Oceania leg of the National Sailing League. Now at just on 25 years of age, the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club is pretty young in yachting terms, and funnily enough, right about bang on for the demographic that suits the NSL. So it may not be too surprising to learn that they had a full contingent go to the inaugural event at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

The NCYC not only fielded teams for the Women, Open and Youth divisions, but also sent the PRO, Ian Humphries, Chief Umpire, Damien Boldyrew, and their Sailing Manager, Jack Buchan, who was on media boat driver duties. Talk about commitment! Now they may have been biased somewhat, but they also feel they were the best dressed at the presentation ceremony afterwards, so perhaps Mark Turnbull needs to add that particular award to next year's list.

So what do you reckon, Mark? "Absolutely. We are happy to look at all sorts of non-traditional awards, as well as secondary activities and events. This could be a very good thing to build even greater club presence and unity, as well as a bit of fun. Even better, the clubs that won last weekend can now look to be going to Europe, and they all appear to be taking up the opportunity," said Turnbull.

Winning youth team RSYS - photo © Darcie Collington Photography
Winning youth team RSYS - photo © Darcie Collington Photography

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One and into the bottom mark, and as our Summer season winds down, the Northern hemisphere cranks up of course. Then there is the middle ground, the Southern tropics, and the masses will be there soon enough. Change continues to be the common factor, whether it is dinghies, monos or multis. SailGP makes good on a lot of the original premise, which is so good to see.

As we have mentioned before, time, cash and quality are symbiotic, and it would seem that two of the elements are going to make it very hard for the fledging AC teams. Whilst it may be no real surprise, it is good to see the Kiwis stand beside them. Of course, they are no stranger to cash struggles themselves, so no doubt there is a lot of empathy there.

Sammy Isaacs-Johnson catches some air at the Island Barn RS Aero Open - photo © Jim Champ
Sammy Isaacs-Johnson catches some air at the Island Barn RS Aero Open - photo © Jim Champ

Right oh, here today there are some gems for you to review. We have information about SailGP, the Clipper, Malta and the Middle Sea Race, our Managing Editor, Mark Jardine looks to the RS Aero as it becomes the next single person dinghy for the Olympics, the AST in Hyres, Mount Gay show the way (fully intended), kiteboarding, windsurfing, the AC, David Schmidt talks with our own Malcolm Page on the US Olympic scene, the IMOCAs and Bermuda, Classics in Capri, and certainly there is much, much more.

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North Sails Weekly Debrief: 36th America's Cup, Shape Up, #FBF, Be Race Ready with North
North Sails, Southern Spars, and Future Fibres are combining their talents and know-how to bring design tools and expertise to the 36th America's Cup.

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2019 - Overall
An AP on shore delayed this morning's start but the wait wasn't too long and just over an hour later the AP was down and the sailors headed out to their rides for the final day of racing.

2019 Pascucci Formula Kite Worlds - Day 4
The current men's and women's title holders, France's Nico Parlier and the US's Daniela Moroz, are sitting in pole position to retain their crowns after a scintillating penultimate day of hydrofoil racing

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Bay delivers on first day of San Francisco SailGP
San Francisco Bay delivered on the opening day of SailGP, in which a sell-out crowd, seated just 200 meters from the finish line, saw the Japanese team dominate.

Australia SailGP Team faces minor difficulties, yet worthy opponents
The start of San Francisco SailGP, a much anticipated supercharged wingsailed catamaran event, occurred under idyllic racing conditions. The adrenaline pumping sailing event is part of the newly formed SailGP and U.S. fans could not have been more in awe

51st Semaine Olympique Française - Picon confirms golden comeback year in Hyères
France's Charline Picon, the Rio 2016 Olympic Champion, made sure it was a golden finish for the hosts, winning the women's RS:X windsurfing to close the 51st edition of the Semaine Olympique Française.

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eSailing World Championship now available to play in 11 languages
The eSailing World Championship is now available to play in 11 different languages via the Virtual Regatta Inshore game on iOS and Android devices as well as desktop platforms.

93-year-old Gordon Ingate back on helm for Great Veteran's Race
Back in 1950, veteran yachtsman Gordon Ingate sailed in his first Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, skippering a little sloop called Jasnar. On Sydney Harbour today, the 93-year-old will again be on the helm of the 29-footer

Nic Douglass talks to the sailors ahead of racing in San Francisco
Whitecaps from a cool and brisk breeze and views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz framed six F50 catamarans today as teams got in their final day of practice on the Bay before the main event of the second round of the inaugural SailGP kicks off

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2019 Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week at Port Douglas Yacht Club to be held on 21-25 May
With just over two weeks to go Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week is shaping up to be a great celebration for the 25th annual regatta for the North Queensland club, nestled under the palms on Dickson Inlet in beautiful Port Douglas.

Open invite to a PONANT Sydney Noumea Race & New Caledonia Groupama Race 2020 information evening
For boat owners considering a unique double offshore adventure in 2020, the CYCA and Cercle Nautique Calédonien have again teamed up to offer a race to paradise followed by a unique sailing challenge in the beautiful South Pacific.

RS Aero wins 2024 Olympic Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Equipment trials
The RS Aero has won World Sailing's Equipment trials (Sea Trials) for the 2024 Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Event. The four boats tested were the D-Zero, Laser, Melges 14 and RS Aero.

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An exceptional line-up for the 470 Europeans in Marina degli Aregai, Italy
Organised by Yacht Club Sanremo in co-operation with Yacht Club degli Aregai, the Italian and International 470 class, the championship can boast a truly world class line-up.

2019 marks 40th edition of Rolex Middle Sea Race
The 40th Rolex Middle Sea Race starts on the 19th October 2019. The notice of race is online and entries are open. Last year, the organizers, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) celebrated the 50th anniversary

2019 Pascucci Formula Kite World Championship - Mixed Kite Relay for Olympics debut proves a hit
With all the world's fastest kiteboarders gathered to contest the world championships—hosted by Campione Univela and supported by Regione Lombardia—most who could muster a mixed team joined the trial for which one day was set aside.

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Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race skipper: Becky Broudie
Fascination with the ocean and its vast seascapes are not uncommon amongst our intrepid Clipper Race crew. But for Becky Broudie, a Clipper 2019-20 Race crew member, her connection with the ocean runs far deeper than any fleeting daydream

Australia SailGP Team pushing limits on the bay
The Australia SailGP Team will be gunning for back-to-back wins at this weekend's second event of the newly formed SailGP. A professional sailing championship featuring teams from the United States, Great Britain, China, France and Japan.

Just over one month until Etchells battle for Australasian Championship 2019
The only skippers to have won the event twice, Matthew Chew with Gen XY, and Graeme Taylor with his Magpie team of James Mayo and Steve "Mothy" Jarvin are not yet entered, but last year's champion "The Cure" skippered by David Clark is on the list.

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World Sailing Presidential Newsletter: April 2019
Genoa hosted their first Sailing World Cup, part of the Hempel World Cup Series - an annual circuit of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors – it is truly a key touchpoint for fans and the media to connect to the sport of sailing

Open letter to World Sailing's President and CEO from the International OK Dinghy Association
I am writing in my capacity as President OKDIA, the International OK Dinghy Class Association, to express our dissatisfaction at the process and decisions taken by World Sailing last year to remove the Finn from the 2024 Olympics.

An interview with Malcolm Page about the state of U.S. Olympic sailing
I checked in with Malcolm Page, US Sailing's chief of Olympic sailing, via email, to learn more about the team's progress towards the Tokyo Olympics 2020 (July 24-August 9).

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SailGP: We hit 50kts - but it doesn't count - Video
A day with the Australian SailGP team as they go for their first day sailing on San Francisco Bay, and try a new flight controller. A great view of some of the technology on boat, as well as the debate on whether they blew through the 50kt barrier.

SailGP: China SailGP's big wing-breaking crash - Video
China SailGP Team experienced a dramatic nose dive during the first race that ended their practice day, and caused significant damage to its supercharged F50 catamaran. Helmsman Phil Robertson explains on this video.

Entries running at a record rate for Hamilton Island Race Week 2019
An Australian Championship winning yacht from Melbourne that is the focus for family gatherings on and off the water is the 100th entry for this year's Hamilton Island Race Week, which will be staged from August 17 – 24.

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High drama ahead of San Francisco SailGP
Six SailGP teams – representing the home team from the USA and rival teams from Australia, China, France, Great Britain and Japan – hit the racecourse on San Francisco Bay, during official practice racing held of the May 4-5 grand prix.

Flying Fifteen 2019 Subaru World Championships Qualification takes shape
With the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships combined with an International event and the Championships of Ireland September promises to be a fantastic festival of sailing on Dublin Bay hosted by the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire.

Introducing the ILCA Dinghy and awaiting the SailGP San Francisco event
When I first set my eyes on a Laser, everything about the boat, from its slippery hull form to its powerful-looking rig and fast-sounding name, beckoned me to step closer to its (metaphoric) campfire.

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Every generation has its legends
The Finn class remains focussed and committed to ensure the Finn is re-selected for the Olympics in 2024. It rejects the assertion that the Finn has had its time and should be retired.

Five giant schooners to compete at inaugural Capri Classica
Created by the International Schooner Association in conjunction with the International Maxi Association, the first edition of Capri Classica is exclusively for classic schooners.

Record Chinese representation in Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
The twelfth consecutive edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is set to prove sailing in China is going from strength to strength, with a record number of Chinese crew and teams set to take part in the global ocean adventure.

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The World Sailing Show - May 2019
As Thomas Coville's new 32m trimaran was rolled out into the open we got to see why his team had been so tight lipped about their new beast of a boat. This is an Ultime like no other.

World Sailing Statement: Tokyo 2020 Men's and Women's One-Person Dinghy
World Sailing is aware of the current dispute between the international class association (ILCA) and its main manufacturer (Laser Performance).

Make 2019 count - Leaner, greener washbags
When it comes to our own cleaning products, there are a lot of simple switches that can dramatically reduce our plastic use, waste and environmental impact. They also can free up space in your kitbag by dramatically reducing what you need.

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