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Rolex Sydney Hobart- Like Father - like Son – saltwater in their DNA *Feature By Jim Gale, , 7:16 AM Sat 22 Dec 2012 GMT
There aren’t many people who have done more than 25 Hobarts, yet in the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart, there are three sailors who have not only passed the quarter century milestone, but are fast closing in on the records of their remarkable fathers. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race dockside images by Alex McKinnon *Feature By Alex McKinnon, Sydney , 5:37 AM Sat 22 Dec 2012 GMT
Photographer, Alex McKinnon, has been dockside talking with competitors and capturing the action from Saturday, December 22, 2012. From sailors to bears, BBQs to sail repairs, it’s all here. ...

Latest yacht from Bakewell-White for Japanese owner *Feature By Sail-World, 7:53 AM Thu 20 Dec 2012 GMT
Last week the latest yacht from the board of Bakewell-White Yacht Design emerged from the shed at Southern Ocean in Tauranga, New Zealand. She was commissioned by a Japanese owner. Named 'Kagirohi' which is Japanese for ‘sky before the dawn’ the boat is destined to serve as an adventure training yacht around the waters of Japan. ...

RS200 – for when it’s all too much *Feature By John Curnow, Sydney, Australia , 5:15 AM Wed 19 Dec 2012 GMT
The thought of sailing a quick dinghy is certainly appealing and enthralling. For some, the idea of wings and traps, combined with a twitchiness and nervousness at low speed resembling that of a cornered mouse, ends up being more than enough to quickly extinguish such exuberant ideas as just a rush of blood to the head. ...

America's Cup- Emirates Team NZ design chief looks to the second AC72 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:34 AM Thu 13 Dec 2012 GMT
Emirates Team NZ's Technical Director, Nick Holroyd outlines the changes he expects to be made to the team's second AC72, on Day 30, as New Zealand is decommissioned and packed away. Reading between the comments in this video interview with is reasonably plain that New Zealand, the team's first AC72 was always something of a sailing science experiment and the next will be a reliable race boat. ...

America's Cup- Grant Dalton on hitting the big zero - Video interview *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 6:32 PM Wed 12 Dec 2012 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand have become the first, and probably only team that will use its allocated 30 days for the first phase of sailing AC72's. According to the virtual Official Noticeboard for the 34th America's Cup, the team has a zero alongside its name in terms of sailing days left. Many pundits see that as a measure of the current state of play in the 34th America's Cup. But is it? ...

Gilmour Day at Monsoon Cup *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 3:41 AM Sat 8 Dec 2012 GMT
Terengganu Malaysia. Four times ISAF World Match Racing Champion and dual Monsoon Cup winner Australia’s Peter Gilmour finished atop the qualifying round leader board yesterday and chose his son David sailing in his first World Match Racing Tour event and the lowest ranked qualifier as his quarter final opponent. ...

ISAF World Match Racing Championship 2012 – Gutsy move or mistake? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 1:48 AM Sat 8 Dec 2012 GMT
This event would decide the 2012 ISAF World Match Racing Champion with the series leaders the 2011 World Champion Ian Williams (Team GAC Pindar) and Swede Bjorn Hansen (Mekonomen Sailing) just a few points apart. (104.25 and 102 respectively, with 38 points available for the Monsoon Cup winner) Hansen who finished second after the qualifying round was expected to chose the second lowest quali ...

Monsoon Cup 2012 - Will there be a fairy tale Gilmour finale? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, 12:11 AM Fri 7 Dec 2012 GMT
This week Australia’s Peter Gilmour, the four times ISAF World Match Racing champion announced his retirement from the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. The current Monsoon Cup now reaching the final stages of the qualifying series will in fact be his last event. ...

Phuket King’s Cup stepping up to the next level *Feature By Rob Kothe, 11:47 PM Tue 4 Dec 2012 GMT
The Phuket King’s Cup sailing regatta has, over the last 26 years, had a significant impact on sailing across Asia. It is the largest sailing event in Asia. On the world stage it has become the keelboat regatta that has the greatest number of nations competing each year. ...

Phuket King’s Cup 2012 – What is old is new again!! *Feature By Rob Kothe, 6:47 AM Mon 3 Dec 2012 GMT
One of Australia’s sailing gurus is spearheading a surprising new campaign to win another Phuket King’s Cup with one of the Asia Pacific best known racing campaigners. And Day One at the 2012 Phuket King's Cup showed they are very much on a winner. Michael Spies, a former dual 18 foot skiff World Champion (1993, 1995), first sailed south in the Sydney to Hobart at age 17 back in …. ...

Cloudy skies overwhelm first day of Sail Melbourne *Feature By John Curnow / Sail Melbourne Media, Melbourne, Australia , 3:42 AM Mon 3 Dec 2012 GMT
The opening salvo of ISAF Sailing World Cup proves to be challenging for the competitors as organizers expect shifting wind patterns and scattered rain showers throughout the day. Participants in the Men’s and Women’s RSX Windsurfers plunged into the water Monday morning before the much awaited 49er and Women’s 49FX races on Course B. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Road to Rio starts at Sail Melbourne *Feature By Craig Heydon, Melbourne, Australia , 6:35 AM Sun 2 Dec 2012 GMT
After pulling off perhaps the most successful Olympic stint in years, Australian sailors are about to start another long and weary journey to the 2016 Rio Olympics in Monday’s opening regatta of the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup at Port Philipp Bay. ...

America's Cup- Italians fire off protests over Spying and Venue switch *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:08 PM Sat 1 Dec 2012 GMT
It has been a busy week for rules advisers for the Italian Challenger for the 34th America's Cup, Luna Rossa. Two protests have been lodged with the International Jury. And the Jury Chairman has responded with a terse reminder to teams about leaking Jury documents to the media ...

Huff and Bluster at the Club Marine Series *Feature By John Curnow, Melbourne , 10:14 AM Sat 1 Dec 2012 GMT
The last event on Port Phillip before Sail Melbourne takes over, was Round Three of the 2012/13 Club Marine Series. It is the last one before the holiday period and the Race Management team set three races for Division Zero, two for Div1 and one for each of Div2 and 3. ...

America's Cup- Hejdå Terry - Artemis Racing ring changes in AC72 crew *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 1:32 AM Sat 1 Dec 2012 GMT
After just four days of sailing in the their new AC72 America's Cup Challenger, Artemis Racing, have announced several key changes in the afterguard. Gone is skipper, Terry Hutchinson, who has been with the team since its inception, and on-board are a bevy of Olympic Gold Medalists, plus highly experienced multihull skipper and technical specialist, Loick Peyron. ...

Australian Sports Boat Calendar 2013 *Feature By Darren Spence, 1:33 AM Fri 30 Nov 2012 GMT
Introducing the Australian Sports Boat Association 2013 Calendar. One of the most important tasks the committee of ASBA undertake is to organise, manage and promote events for its members and the Sports Boat fleet around the country. There are many great regattas’ that Sports Boat participate in and more still starting up which want to include a division for Sports Boats. ...

America's Cup- November 2012 Review - 43.6 knots! But who is counting? *Feature 8:16 PM Thu 29 Nov 2012 GMT
Following is the November 2012 review from Sail-World's fourth America's Cup Newsletter for the 34th America's Cup, which focusses on the action, developments and off the field play in the AC72 catamarans. Personal highlight this month on the America's Cup scene had to be the three hour sail on board Emirates Team NZ's AC 72. ...

America's Cup- Jury deflects Artemis claim over error on daggerboards *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:04 AM Sun 25 Nov 2012 GMT
The Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, Artemis Racing, have lost an appeal to the International Jury over their earlier foil measurement decision. On October 7, the International Jury ruled on an application from Emirates Team New Zealand, that the Measurement Committee had erred in their interpretation of a Class Rule governing the AC72 catamarans to be used in the America's Cup ...

Lipton Cup Regatta - Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Melbourne , 10:52 AM Sat 17 Nov 2012 GMT
The Lipton Cup Regatta got underway today on Port Phillip Bay, in Victoria. Though all scheduled races were completed, the breeze stayed away, but is promised for tomorrow's passage race. Victorian Sailing Teri Dodds was on the water today, and shares these images. ...

An awesome day for the Club Marine Series. *Feature By John Curnow, 1:44 AM Thu 15 Nov 2012 GMT
Saturday, November 10, 2012 was the second round of the Club Marine Series on Melbourne’s Port Phillip. It was the stuff that sailing brochures are made of. Wind, together with lashings sunshine, but maybe just a little more warmth would have indeed made it perfect. No problem, however. We'll take it. ...

Club Marine Series Round 2 - Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Melbourne , 10:08 AM Sat 10 Nov 2012 GMT
Melbourne was bathed in sunshine today and so too were the crews sailing in Round 2, of the Club Marine Series. Racing started in light airs but as the day progressed so did the breeze, ending in 12-15 knot from the south. Victorian sailing photographer Teri Dodds was out today and shares these images. ...

F18 the Hot new Capricorn (Part II) *Feature By John Curnow, 9:29 PM Sun 4 Nov 2012 GMT
In Part One, we saw how Martin Fischer and Chris Caldecoat had set out to build a better mousetrap for the F18 cat class. Not only was the it perfect pairing of talents, but the result would seem to be pretty perfect, too - Speed, strength and agility. Now just like the larger of their feline counterparts, these are somewhat mandatory prerequisites for a high speed, twin-hulled sailing machine. ...

F18 - the Hot new Capricorn (Part I) *Feature By John Curnow, 9:27 PM Sun 4 Nov 2012 GMT
Every now and then a racing boat comes along that has success written all over it. Such is the new F18 Capricorn catamaran, Designed by multihull expert Dr Martin Fischer and built by an Australian marine company with a long long pedigree, Performance Sailcraft Australia (PSA). ...

Young gun Kiwi board sailors about to take on New Caledonians *Feature By Brian Haybittle, 11:11 PM Wed 31 Oct 2012 GMT
Five junior NZ Sailors are in Noumea, New Caledonia training and about to compete in the New Caledonia Youth Windsurf racing Competition. They are racing on Bic Techno T293 one design race boards. All are enjoying the warm waters of Baie de Santa-Marie. For over five years young windsurfers have visited here to race Technos. NZ Olympians have all done some winter training here over the years. ...

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