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Perth 2011 - US Paige Railey and US Zach Railey - Two of us *Feature By Shauna McGee Kinney, 10:49 PM Thu 1 Dec 2011 GMT
The US is hoping to see two Raileys single-handed at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Raileys are brother and sister and are among the top US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics sailors. Paige Railey is one of the world’s top Laser Radial sailors and her brother, Zach Railey, is a 2008 Silver Medalist and world-class sailor in the Finn. ...

Perth 2011 – Britain’s Laser Gold Medallist takes the long view *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, 10:08 AM Thu 1 Dec 2011 GMT
Leading up to Beijing 2008 Olympics, British Laser champion Paul Goodison had a dominant 18 months, winning both test events and finishing off that campaign with an Olympic Gold Medal. Already selected for the London Olympics 2012, Goodison has a different focus to the rest of the Laser fleet heading into Perth 2011. ...

Phuket King's Cup – A truly international regatta *Feature By Phuket King's Cup Media, 4:16 AM Thu 1 Dec 2011 GMT
The 25th annual Phuket King's Cup regatta, which will run from December 3rd to 10th in Phuket, Thailand has attracted one of the most diverse international fleets in the world. Thailand is a perfectly located sailing paradise and in the year the event celebrates its quarter century, it has attracted skippers from 15 countries in the keelboat class of the regatta alone. ...

A Closer Look At The Sydney Yachts GTS43 *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 12:53 PM Wed 30 Nov 2011 GMT
'How do you beat that?' might be a fair question when contemplating the next generation successors to the hugely popular range of Sydney Yachts, best epitomised in the Sydney 38 (some 50 yachts race in Australia), the Sydney 32, and more recently to the CR range of custom and production cruiser racers. ...

Wild Oats XI to contest Jeanneau King of the Derwent *Feature By Peter Campbell, 4:11 AM Wed 30 Nov 2011 GMT
The super-maxi Wild Oats XI, one of the world’s fastest and technically advanced ocean racing yachts, has been entered for Tasmania’s iconic harbour race, the spectacular King of the Derwent on Hobart’s River Derwent. This will be the first time the five-time Sydney Hobart Race line honours winner and race record holder has contested the King of the Derwent, conducted by the Derwent Sailing Sq ...

US Coach Romain Bonnaud - Calling the Layline for Perth 2011 *Feature By Shauna McGee Kinney, Perth , 3:58 AM Wed 30 Nov 2011 GMT
US 470 Coach - Romain Bonnaud is calling the layline for the USTAG Men’s and Women’s teams training for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championship. ...

Triple World Champion Ian Williams wins Monsoon Cup 2011 *Feature By, 9:58 AM Sun 27 Nov 2011 GMT
British sailor Ian Williams, now a triple ISAF Match Racing World Champion, won the Monsoon Cup in 2007 in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, the year he won the World Match Racing Tour for the first time. ...

World Sailor of the Year ready to take on Perth *Feature By Shauna McGee Kinney, Perth , 6:55 AM Sun 27 Nov 2011 GMT
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Recently crowned 2011 World Sailor of the Year, US Match Racing Skipper Anna Tunnicliffe and her United States Sailing Team AlphaGraphics crewmates that make up Team Maclaren (Debbie Capozzi, Molly Vandemoer and Liz Lewin (alternate) ) are all fired up for the competition. ...

Marine Photographers urged to use IPTC metadata to protect Copyright *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, Tetra-Media, 8:43 PM Sat 26 Nov 2011 GMT
Sailing and boating clubs and events need to address the need for copyright protection of images taken by event photographers. This is not a new problem, but as the media world consumes more and more images, the problem of unattributed or incorrectly attributed images being supplied by clubs and events to media is growing. ...

WMRT Monsoon Cup - Ian Williams new ISAF Match Racing World Champion *Feature By, 9:49 AM Sat 26 Nov 2011 GMT
The quarter-finals of this year's Monsoon Cup became the 2011 World Match Racing Tour Championship showdown when Tour leader and twice World Champion Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar (106 points) and second placed Francesco Bruni (ITA) Bruni Racing Team (100 points), faced each other in a first to three wins playoff. ...

Peter Gilmour aims for third Monsoon Cup title win *Feature By YANMAR Racing media, 11:58 PM Fri 25 Nov 2011 GMT
Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing crew started the crucial last matches of yesterday's qualifying series at the Monsoon Cup 2011 in good form. The quarter-finals are set for a Championship showdown and they will decide the 2011 ISAF Match Racing World Champion. ...

WMRT Monsoon Cup 2011 - Mirsky makes a shock exit on day 3 *Feature By, 9:59 AM Fri 25 Nov 2011 GMT
Day 3 of the Monsoon Cup 2011 in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia was always going to be an interesting one with four highly regarded teams fighting to ensure they were in the top eight. As the day drew to a close along came the most important match of today. It was Mirsky versus Bruni and with both skippers on just five wins, the loser would miss the cut. ...

World Match Racing Tour leader under pressure at the Monsoon Cup *Feature By, 8:46 AM Thu 24 Nov 2011 GMT
In 2007 Ian Williams (Team GAC Pindar) squeaked into the quarter finals of the Monsoon Cup on a count back. To date, 2011 has been another stellar year for the 34 year old British lawyer. Going into the final event of the Tour, he was atop the 2011 World Match Racing Tour leader board. But this regatta has produced some shocks for Williams. ...

World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon at the Monsoon Cup 2011 *Feature By, 10:42 AM Wed 23 Nov 2011 GMT
Today presented crews with the toughest ever match racing conditions in the Monsoon Cup's history. The crews in the first flight were about to be released from the Pulau Duyong marina when a heavy line squall came through with driving rain from the north. ...

Volvo Ocean Race- Puma effects fuel transfer at sea + Video and Images *Feature By Amory Ross, 7:54 AM Wed 23 Nov 2011 GMT
Puma Ocean Racing have completed a mid-sea fuel transfer that will allow them to reach land, the first phase of their logistical battle to stay in the Volvo Ocean Race. 'These are our new best friends,' Puma skipper Ken Read of the 257-metre cargo ship ZIM Monaco. This is the first stage in a complex logistical plan to get Puma back on the start line for Leg 2 on 11 December ...

Monsoon Cup 2011 – The Stage is Set *Feature By, 9:15 PM Tue 22 Nov 2011 GMT
The Monsoon Cup 2011 is the final and deciding round of the 2011 ISAF Match Racing World Championship. Heavy monsoon weather bringing flooding rains to the eastern Malaysian coast. The rain stopped for the spectacular Opening Ceremony yesterday afternoon and there was no shortage of breeze for the Pro-Am conducted in the late afternoon. ...

Volvo Ocean Race- Self reliance a necessary option for Puma Racing *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:56 AM Tue 22 Nov 2011 GMT
The stricken Puma Racing, which dismasted around 2100nm from Cape Town, will emulate to some extent the same moves and route that the New Zealand crew did aboard Ceramco in the 1981-82 Whitbread Race. In a later report a complex plan has been put in place to send a ship the 1800nm from South Africa and extract Puma from the ocean and return with her to Cape Town. ...

ISAF World Match Racing Tour poised for major growth *Feature By Rob Kothe, 2:27 AM Tue 22 Nov 2011 GMT
Internet TV is watch it where you want, when you want, download it … and it has become very significant for the sport of sailing’ says World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) Chief Executive Officer Jim O'Toole. Our Tour Card Holders are our single biggest asset – they are the headline acts that attract live spectators, TV and IPTV viewers around the world to watch Championship events. ...

Lipton Cup Regatta - Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Melbourne , 5:14 AM Sat 19 Nov 2011 GMT
It was a wet start to the Lipton Cup Regatta, in Melbourne today, as the heavens opened for most of today's racing. A light 5 - 10 knot NW greeted the fleet but so did the rain, which made for some unpleasant conditions on the water. As the day progressed the wind, did a virtual 180 degree shift, and the breeze kicked in to around 20 knots. ...

America's Cup World Series San Diego Photo gallery by Chuck Lantz *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Diego , 2:24 AM Sat 19 Nov 2011 GMT
America's Cup World Series 2011 San Diego - Light winds, some fog and overcast condtions for fleet and match-race eliminations on Thursday and Friday in San Diego. A photo gallery by Chuck Lantz. ...

Fisher's View- 'Isn’t that a dainty dish to set before the King?' *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cascais, Portugal , 2:05 AM Sat 19 Nov 2011 GMT
With owner Larry Ellison in the sixth-man seat aboard Oracle Racing 4, Jimmy Spithill and his crew turned on a strident performance to beat Emirates Team New Zealand in two straight races to go into the final of the ACWS Match Racing Championship. It wasn’t totally one-way traffic, but Spithill’s match racing ability provided him with an edge that Dean Barker did not seem able to match. ...

Etchells NSW State Championship images by Howard Wright *Feature By Howard Wright images, 11:40 PM Fri 18 Nov 2011 GMT
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography, captured these images on the first day of racing at the Zhik Etchells NSW State Championship ...

Perth 2011 Lasers – all Bent out of Shape *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 10:40 PM Fri 18 Nov 2011 GMT
Its just two weeks to Perth 2011, the largest fleet (in combination), the Laser Radial and Laser Standard will be sailing their 2011 World Championships and there is significant equipment issue looming. ...

METS- Cool Toys Galore! *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, 8:56 PM Thu 17 Nov 2011 GMT
When it comes to sailing gear, there is no cooler place to drool than the annual METS tradeshow, held each year in Mid-November in Amsterdam. While the nightlife is legendary, the show itself is offers are rare glimpse at brand-new gear that won’t be in full circulation until next year, as well as European kit that won’t necessarily make it’s way to the States. ...

Fisher's View- ACWS, San Diego- The Fish smiles again *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cascais, Portugal , 4:37 AM Thu 17 Nov 2011 GMT
OK, the America’s Cup World Series has begun – last weekend was merely an event to tease the general public into seeing the boats in action, so it was time for me to get a fix – I did with a sixth-man seat with Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Racing 4 – and it was every bit as good, if not better than it was last time. ...

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