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Grace, space and pace - Ringle 39 *Feature By John Curnow, 10:55 AM Thu 19 Apr 2012 GMT
The other overarching constraint for the Ringle was her aesthetics. Indeed, a lot of energy was put in to ensuring that the details combined to provide so much more than the constituent parts. ...
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America's Cup: Three teams to train in New Zealand in AC72's in 2013 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:25 PM Wed 18 Apr 2012 GMT
Three America's Cup teams will be sailing the giant AC72 catamarans in New Zealand during the summer of 2012/2013. America's Cup Defender, Oracle Racing today confirmed what had been rumoured for weeks around Auckland, that they would be sailing their giant AC72 class catamarans off the northern New Zealand coast. They will join the Italian Luna Rossa team and the Emirates Team New Zealand ...
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America's Cup: Second challenger withdraws, leaves substantial debt *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:19 AM Wed 18 Apr 2012 GMT
A second challenger for the 34th America's Cup, Green Comm, based in Spain, has announced it has withdrawn from the 34th America's Cup. The team has left America's Cup organisers with a substantial debt at the time of the withdrawal following a collision in one of the America's Cup World Series events. That debt had not been paid when the team withdrew on 10 April ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper finishes, Leg 5 is completed *Feature By VolvoOcean Race, 1:10 PM Tue 17 Apr 2012 GMT
After 31 days racing Camper finally crossed the Leg 5 finish line in Itajaí, Brazil, just after noon, at 12:35:44 UTC, having sailed an average of 1,400 nautical miles further and 11 days longer than their counterparts on the podium. Relief was visible on the faces of the 11 crew as they claimed fourth place in the race from one of their home ports, Auckland, New Zealand to Brazil, earning them ...
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Fisher's View: Day 5 Luna Rossa thrill their America's Cup home fans *Feature By Bob Fisher, Naples, Italy , 9:13 PM Sun 15 Apr 2012 GMT
Day 5: It dropped a little and rained hard as the boats came up to the line. ETNZ were blocked out at the committee boat by LR- Swordfish while Luna Rossa - Piranha took it from the leeward ahead of Oracle Racing - Bundock to lead by five seconds at the turn and 12 seconds clear of China Team with Luna Rossa - Swordfish a further seven seconds later Includes full replay video of Final Day ...
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Why multihull king Glenn Ashby is going Mothing *Feature By www.sail-world.com, Melbourne , 4:14 AM Sun 15 Apr 2012 GMT
'As a full development class, along with the A Class the Moth class is into pushing the boundaries of rigs and sails, physics, hydrodynamics and design, well into the future. All these attributes have led me to make this decision to purchase a Mach2 (as well as a bit of a push from the boys!!) and take on something that is a bit outside the square for my sailing. ...
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ISAF Presidency – Candidate Kellett explains his plans *Feature By Marine Business-World.com, 8:22 PM Sat 14 Apr 2012 GMT
‘I have received overwhelming support from ISAF MNA’s to continue my campaign to be the next President of our great sport. ‘I now take this opportunity to outline the direction, which I feel ISAF must follow during the next four years. - I have identified four principal goals: Leadership, Governance, Service and Development ...
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Fisher's View: America's Cup - Racing cancelled on Day 4 + Video *Feature By Bob Fisher, Naples, Italy , 1:19 PM Sat 14 Apr 2012 GMT
Day four . . . there is no day four. Preservation of the boats overrode all other considerations; the difficulty in retrieving the boats after racing posed the greatest, and seemingly insurmountable, problem. The entrance to the dock area faced the wind and the waves which had built on the swell, and it was perceived that the conditions would worsen and prevent boats safely docking. ...
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Fisher's View: America's Cup - Extensions left on shore + Replay Video *Feature By Bob Fisher, Naples, Italy , 10:18 PM Fri 13 Apr 2012 GMT
'In case there's a change in the weather ' . . . the management of the America's Cup decided to design and build wing mast extensions - Naples was a named target for this improvement - and today was ideal for these to be deployed, but . . . they were not in evidence as the breeze wavered around seven to eight knots from the east at best. Includes 23 minutes of Video highlights from Day 3 ...
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Glenn Ashby trades two hulls for one *Feature By Leigh Dunstan, Melbourne , 9:37 PM Fri 13 Apr 2012 GMT
In the midst of the latest round of the AC45’s in Naples, Emirate Team New Zealand member Glenn Ashby has shown his passion for speed and excitement by buying a new Mach2 Moth. ...
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Dean's Diary: Two wins on Day 2 in a more moderate Naples *Feature By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 10:57 PM Thu 12 Apr 2012 GMT
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Naples, Italy from the America's Cup World Series: Today was a very good day for us out on the waterin Naples. In a stark contrast to yesterdays conditions, today we raced in much flatter water and a steady 8-12 knots. ...
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Fisher's View: Barker is twice victorious on America's Cup WS + Video *Feature By Bob Fisher, Naples, Italy , 9:08 PM Thu 12 Apr 2012 GMT
The first race of the day proved a triumphal march for Dean Barker and the ETNZ crew. They led around every mark to finish 2:27 ahead of Chris Draper in Luna Rossa - Piranha. More importantly, Jimmy Spithill was way back, in seventh place; it put the Kiwi team six points clear in the overall standings. ...
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The Sailing Olympics and their roots - Melbourne 1956 *Feature By ISAF, , 2:46 PM Wed 11 Apr 2012 GMT
The 1956 Olympic Sailing Competition was held in Melbourne, Australia. The Olympic Games ventured out of Europe and the U.S.A. for the first time that year, and went south to Melbourne, Australia ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Broken rudder masks hull split for Team Sanya *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:17 AM Wed 11 Apr 2012 GMT
Team Sanya skipper, Mike Sanderson revealed to Sail-World.com, today that a significant crack was found in the hull of the Volvo 70 Team Sanya, when she was pulled out of the water to be shipped to Miami. 'As it turned out we were very fortunate to have come back to the dock,' Sanderson told Sail-World.com. 'When we hauled the boat we found a 1.5metre crack in the bottom. ...
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Sail Port Stephens - Entries closing *Feature By Sail Port Stephens media, 3:33 AM Tue 10 Apr 2012 GMT
Sail Port Stephens 2012 is just a week away. Entries close Tuesday 10th April. Enter online now. Visit the website Sail Port Stephens http://www.sailportstephens.com.au for the latest news on one of the best regattas in one of the most beautiful spots in Australia. ...
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2012 – Enter online NOW!! *Feature By Magnetic Island Race Week, 3:27 AM Tue 10 Apr 2012 GMT
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, from August 30th to September 4th 2012 on the sheltered waters around Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island. Notice of Race online now, online entry is live!! ...
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Sail Port Stephens 2012 – Location, Location and more Location *Feature By Sail Port Stephens media, 9:25 PM Mon 9 Apr 2012 GMT
A perfect location’ say the cruising sailors who will participate in the record Commodores Cup fleet at the sixth annual Sail Port Stephens 2012, which will run from 16 to 22 April. ...
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Seeing - truly is believing with FLIR (forward looking infra-red) *Feature By John Curnow, 9:04 AM Sun 8 Apr 2012 GMT
Going back not all that far in time, the beam from the Police helicopter’s spotlight as it flew overhead at night, used to make you think there was a lunar eclipse going on right there in your backyard. A breakthrough came when infrared technology was applied and relatively small, gimballed units could be mounted to the fuselage. ...
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Etchells World Championship 2012 - David Edwards on winning the Worlds *Feature By David Edwards, 8:29 PM Sat 7 Apr 2012 GMT
Our Etchells World Championship campaign came together from the bones of the Sputnik Farr 40 team, which was a team that had a great deal of fun sailing together. We figured most of us on Sputnik had sailed Etchells at some point, the Worlds were going to be in Sydney in 2012, it should be fun and we should give it a go. Right? Getting started wasn’t really any more complicated than that ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica sailing 10kts faster and chew up Puma *Feature By Sail-World, 8:57 PM Thu 5 Apr 2012 GMT
At 1900 GMT, Puma was 320 nm from the final waypoint on this leg at Florianópolis, some 30 miles south of Itajaí and 41.10 nm ahead of Telefónica. According to Volvo Ocean Race the leg winner is expected to cross the finish at 1600 GMT tomorrow. Telefonica have clawed back from a 400 nm deficit after suspending racing on March 31 for 17 hours to repair structural damage. ...
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America's Cup: Energy Team signs up with Oracle Racing for an AC72 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:02 AM Thu 5 Apr 2012 GMT
Energy Team (FRA) have announced they have concluded a licence agreement with Oracle Racing to purchase a base-line AC72 design package, The move is a strong indicator that the team will become a full-blown Challenger for the 34th America's Cup, and they say they will become the fifth team intending to build an AC72. ...
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ISAF Presidential Candidate plans to sail a new course *Feature By Sail-World.com, 8:46 AM Wed 4 Apr 2012 GMT
There will be an election for a new ISAF President at the annual conference in Dublin Ireland in November 2012. Australia’s David Kellett, who for 14 years has been on the ISAF executive - ten years as a Vice President and four as ISAF treasurer - was the first person to formally advise his intention to stand for the ISAF President at the end of 2011. ...
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2012 entries now open *Feature By Jennifer Crooks, 3:31 AM Mon 2 Apr 2012 GMT
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, together with sponsor Audi Centre Sydney, are pleased to announce the release of the Notice of Race for the 384 nautical mile Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race to start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm, Saturday 28 July. ...
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Will Sailing be Australia’s number two Olympic sport in 2012? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 8:38 PM Sun 1 Apr 2012 GMT
For the last fifty years most Olympic medals have come to Australia from Swimming with a scatter of sports including athletics, cycling, equestrian, rowing, shooting and sailing gathering Gold behind the water babies. Will this be the Olympiad that Australian sailors step into second place? ...
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London 2012 Olympic sailing Sail-World.com's unrivalled coverage *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, 10:24 AM Sun 1 Apr 2012 GMT
Six very experienced sailing journalist/photographers - Richard Gladwell, Bob Fisher, Mark Chisnell, David Schmidt, Rob Kothe and Spanish and French speaking Jeraldine Kennedy, along with some highly regarded photographic contributors will all bringing their perspectives to the Sail-World Olympic coverage. ...
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