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America's Cup- Plenty of questions surface after Competitors' Forum *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 1:15 AM Tue 31 Jan 2012 GMT
Regatta Director Iain Murray revealed after the Competitors Forum that changes were under consideration for the America's Cup including a change to a point for the day system, rather than per race; shorter courses of just 30 minutes; and possibly a place for the AC45's in the America's Cup regatta; plus the physical demands expected of the sailors and how that was shaping racing formats. ...

Festival of Sails - U.S. yachting photographer says it’s one of a kind *Feature 10:08 PM Sun 29 Jan 2012 GMT
Mary Longpre is an American West Coast yachting photographer from Newport Beach, California. For the past six years Mary has spent much of January ‘down under’, with Geelong’s Festival of Sails the key reason for her trip. Mary, a 1960’s Surfer Girl, was photographing for a major surfing magazine when she began sailing in 1978. In 1983 she built a 30 foot down wind flier named Valentine ...

Festival of Sails 2012 - First Saturday images *Feature By, 7:27 AM Sat 28 Jan 2012 GMT
Festival of Sails 2012 photographer Teri Dodds blistered her trigger finger today, capturing the action on Corio Bay. It might have been 34 degrees dockside but on Corio Bay, with a 10-15 knot southerly, the biggest decision was 30+ or 45+ sunscreen. ...

Images from Takapuna- Opening Ceremony 470 Junior Worlds *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:30 AM Fri 27 Jan 2012 GMT
The Opening Ceremony for the 470 Junior Worlds was held this evening at Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore. Major supporter of the event is the Auckland City Council and Mayor Len Brown attended and opened the regatta. The World Championship is the 14th held at Takapuna and which has a fleet of 33 crews from 13 countries. ...

Festival of Sails shore side entertainment images *Feature By Anna Parker, Sail-World, 12:18 AM Fri 27 Jan 2012 GMT
Those attending the 2012 Festival of Sails activities enjoyed shore side entertainment and photographer Teri Dodds was on hand to capture this gallery of photos of all the action. ...

Festival of Sails images from Teri Dodds *Feature By Anna Parker, Sail-World, 12:07 AM Fri 27 Jan 2012 GMT
The 2012 Festival of Sails spectators enjoyed stunning fireworks and shore side entertainment. Photographer Teri Dodds was on hand to capture these images. ...

Volvo Ocean Race- Telefonica expected to lead at Mallaca waypoint *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:11 PM Thu 26 Jan 2012 GMT
The current overall leader in the Volvo Ocean Race, Telefonica (ESP) is expected to be in the lead at the first waypoint in the Mallaca Straits. They are expected to arrive at the point in the next two and a half days and are approximately 630nm away. ...

Festival of Sails - Australia Day tradition continues *Feature By, 6:29 AM Thu 26 Jan 2012 GMT
This morning at 0930 on Australia Day 2012, almost three hundred yachts set sail in a historic passage race from Williamstown on Melbourne’s Port Phillip to Geelong’s Corio Bay. ...

Festival of Sails - Images from Williamstown to Geelong race *Feature By, 6:05 AM Thu 26 Jan 2012 GMT
Victoria's Festival of Sails images from the Williamstown to Geelong Passage race on Australia Day 2012. ...

Injured 29er sailor Tess Lloyd showing positive signs in Brisbane *Feature By Craig Heydon, 7:41 AM Mon 23 Jan 2012 GMT
Victorian 29er skipper Tess Lloyd is showing more positive signs as she continues to recover from a head injury sustained during the Australian Youth Championships on Tuesday, 10 January 2012. ...

Festival of Sails clean sweep for Victorian trio *Feature By Lisa Ratcliff, 9:11 PM Sun 22 Jan 2012 GMT
At the 2012 Festival of Sails, a trio of Royal Yacht Club of Victoria boats precisely executed a clean sweep of the Melbourne Premier Series on what was described as a magic summer's day on Port Philip. Rob Hanna’s rocket ship, the TP52 Shogun V, blitzed the IRC division A field in its debut Victorian regatta. ...

Festival of Sails - Day 2 Images from Teri Dodds *Feature By Teri Dodds, Williamstown , 7:50 AM Sun 22 Jan 2012 GMT
The Melbourne component of the Festival of Sails finished today. It was perfect conditions for sailing (and photographing)... Teri Dodds presents her images from the final day. ...

Festival Of Sails - Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Williamstown , 7:48 AM Sat 21 Jan 2012 GMT
The Festival of Sails kicked off in Melbourne today with the Virgin Garden Organic Tea Premier Series... Teri Dodds presents her images from the day. For more news,results, images and information go to ...

America's Cup- An update from the Big Fella *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:57 AM Fri 20 Jan 2012 GMT
Getting out of bed at 6.00am to talk on the phone to a bunch of fully wired sailing journalists spread across three continents, probably isn’t the ideal start to a day. So it was no surprise that 'Big Fella', as Iain Murray is known in his native Australia, was talking in short sentences. Murray was back in Sydney, having taken a break from his role as Regatta Director for the 34th America’s Cup ...

Marine Photographers urged to use IPTC metadata to protect Copyright *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, Tetra-Media, 5:28 AM Fri 20 Jan 2012 GMT
There is a constant struggle to get sailing coverage in mainstream media, and the photo attribution issue does not aid that struggle. Media react badly – very badly – having published event-supplied images in good faith when they are sent legal letters or invoices (we have seen some doozys) or receive aggressive emails or phone calls from event photographers complaining that their images have eith ...

Positive day for injured sailor Tess Lloyd - 48 hours - very important *Feature By Craig Heydon, 5:53 AM Thu 19 Jan 2012 GMT
Injured 29er sailor Tess Lloyd has had a very positive day as she continues her recovery following a collision during the 2012 Australian Youth Championships in Brisbane last week. Overnight her doctors made further progress and were able to pull right back the medication that had been controlling the coma with Tess reacting very positively. ...

America's Cup- Luna Rossa flies high on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour *Feature By Sail-World and Luna Rossa Challenge 2013, 7:06 PM Wed 18 Jan 2012 GMT
The newest AC45 launched by the Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 is becoming a familiar sight on the Auckland Harbour, as she works up to the first set of trial races alongside training partner, Emirates Team New Zealand. Both teams leave in March/April for the next round of the America's Cup World Series to be sailed in Naples, Italy in mid-April ...

Injured 29er sailor Tess Lloyd reacting well to treatment *Feature By Craig Heydon, 5:20 AM Wed 18 Jan 2012 GMT
Talented Victorian 29er skipper Tess Lloyd is today showing promising signs as she continues to slowly recover from injuries incurred in a collision during the final race of the 2012 Australian Youth Championships last Tuesday. ...

Solo sailing teen Laura Dekker did not 'tear down' her Dutch flag *Feature By Nancy Knudsen, 11:11 AM Mon 16 Jan 2012 GMT
When 16-year-old Laura Dekker sails Guppy into the Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Maarten in about eight days to become the youngest ever circumnavigating sailor, she will be flying, not a Dutch flag, but the flag of New Zealand. However mainstream media reports that she had recently 'torn down' the Dutch flag are not true. ...

America's Cup- Luna Rossa AC45 launches in Auckland + Video *Feature By Richard and Ben Gladwell, Auckland, NZ , 3:42 AM Mon 16 Jan 2012 GMT
The very popular America's Cup Challenger, Luna Rossa, set up and launched their new AC45 in Auckland, this morning, marking a major milestone in their America's Cup campaign. Currently the team has 20 people in Auckland, working out of the old Team New Zealand base, and will expand this team to 60 people when the team begins sailing their AC72, currently under construction in Italy. ...

Simon McKeon – Multihull sailor and Australian of the Year (Part 1) *Feature By Team, , 5:34 AM Sun 15 Jan 2012 GMT
Simon McKeon was helmsman of the successful Australian syndicate between 1985 and 1996, sailing for the International Catamaran Challenge Trophy, more commonly known as the 'Little Americas Cup’. McKeon became the Australian of the Year in January 2011. ...

Look out for Lily – China’s Laser Radial champion will bounce back *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 9:51 PM Sat 14 Jan 2012 GMT
At the recent Perth 2011 Laser Radial World Championships, one of the sailors who did not perform as well as expected was Lijia Xu (Lily) who finished 25th, but the 24 year old Chinese sailor has talent to burn and is working hard for the coming European season. We talked to Lily after Perth 2011. ...

Propeller Guards – Must have for sailing club and school boats *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, 11:29 PM Thu 12 Jan 2012 GMT
‘I’ve spent my life in around powerboats, but as a parent, you really worry. The kids are being taught to capsize boats and they love being in the water. You starting thinking to yourself, just one little mistake of the coach or support boat driver believing he is doing the right thing by reversing in or coming in close to a kid and a that kid not anticipating, ends up ...' ...

Downwind trapezing on the A Class Cat - The Drum *Feature By, 1:03 AM Wed 11 Jan 2012 GMT
The new boats don’t seem to pay a huge penalty if you trapeze. With the curve boards the faster you go the more they lift so the more the boat unweights. You are sailing faster but because the boat has got slightly less wetted surface area your apparent (wind angle) goes forward and you end up sailing in roughly the same depth as what you do when you are sitting in, or very close to it anyway. ...

Sail-World Facebook format - Have your Say!! *Feature By The Sail-World Team, 8:53 PM Tue 10 Jan 2012 GMT is the largest sailing news network in the world. Around the world each day on, we publish up to fifty stories; but, because the site uses geo-location, (meaning that it knows where you are), we only deliver U.S. interest stories to U.S. based audiences and UK interest stories to UK readers for example and as such, most of us only see about 20 new stories each day ...

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