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America's Cup: Jury to decide as Oracle sails with rudder elevators *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:00 PM Wed 26 Jun 2013 GMT
Oracle Team USA is in the process of fitting and sailing with the new winglets specified by America's Cup Regatta Director, Iain Murray and made public just over four weeks ago. Before the end of the week, one of the parties is expected to refer the matter to the International Jury. The issue was dismissed by Oracle Team USA's CEO, Russell Coutts as 'rules minutiae' ...
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Sail Mooloolaba 2013 - ASBA Winter Nationals Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Mooloolaba , 10:56 AM Sun 23 Jun 2013 GMT
The Australian sports boat scene is vibrant all year round. Escaping the cooler Victorian weather, Teri Dodds ventured north to Queensland to cover the Australian Sports Boat Winter Nationals at Sail Mooloolaba 2013. Here are a selection of her images. ...
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Sail Mooloolaba: Raptor wins inaugural Sports Boat Winter Nationals *Feature By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba , 9:30 AM Sun 23 Jun 2013 GMT
Mark Buchbach's Stealth Rapator took out the inaugural Sports Boat Winter Nationals at this weekend's Sail Mooloolaba. Around him raced other fleets - SB20s, multihulls and monhulls, but the star of the weekend was clearly the powerful Raptor. ...
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America's Cup: The slickest foiling, flying gybe in the West - Video *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco , 6:57 AM Sat 22 Jun 2013 GMT
The always excellent John Navas caught Emirates Team New Zealand doing a foiling gybe, in full flight, on San Francisco Bay. We've see a few before but this is something else - in fact it was so slick we missed it, the first time. An amazing piece of sailing. Features the short clip of just the foiling gybe and the full practice session is in a second video, also included in this story ...
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America's Cup: Protagonists believed to be well apart on key issues *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:27 AM Fri 21 Jun 2013 GMT
Sail-World understands that while the teams have agreed on many of the basic safety issues proposed for the 2013 America's Cup Regatta, they are very entrenched on a few others affecting the broad format of the regatta. Sources spoken to by Sail-World believed that a full International Jury Hearing would be required next week to sort out the outstanding issues ...
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Inaugural Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney International Boat Show *Feature By Nancy Knudsen, 8:39 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
Maybe you know a lot about sailing, but do you know all you need to know for cruising? Are you up to date with the latest sailing aids? safety systems? Technology? Do you know all about snubbers, sentinels, Med Hooks? If the answer is no or maybe, then attend the Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney Boat Show, 3/4 August. You'll never regret it. It's free in the inaugural year but must be reserved ...
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Gladwell's Line: Claims that Artemis Racing used veto in own interests *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Takapuna, New Zealand , 7:48 PM Sat 8 Jun 2013 GMT
Emirates Team NZ 's Grant Dalton claims that the Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing, used their veto as Challenger of Record, to stymie a proposal for the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup to be delayed until 19 July, and for all teams to participate in a true Round Robin at that juncture. ...
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Gladwell's Line: Summer of Sailing set to become to Summer of Waiting? *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Takapuna, New Zealand , 7:56 PM Fri 7 Jun 2013 GMT
The 34th America's Cup reached a farcical level today, with the release of a revised race schedule, co-incident with an announcement by the Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing (SWE) that they did not expect to be racing until the end of July. ...
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Queensland Buoyed up youth program launch by Noosa *Feature By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba , 12:05 AM Wed 5 Jun 2013 GMT
Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club are leading the way in Queensland, launching a local version of the Buoyed Up Program which was originally developed and rolled out in the ACT by Canberra Yacht Club's Matt Owen. A big fund-raising dinner on Saturday 13th July is the first step to securing funds required to move the program forward in the second part of this year. ...
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Sail Mooloolaba 2013 - Hot Fleet for Sports Boat Winter Nationals *Feature By Darren Spence, Mooloolaba , 4:54 AM Fri 31 May 2013 GMT
A record fleet expected to exceed 25 boats is set to line up for the first ever Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) Winter National Titles being held in conjunction with Sail Mooloolaba over the weekend of June 22-23 offshore at Mooloolaba. ...
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America's Cup: Review Recommendations not expected to be an easy meal *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:18 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
There could be some belching around the America's Cup table, in San Francisco before teams fully digest, and maybe sign-off the 37 recommendations served up by the America’s Cup Regatta Director, Iain Murray yesterday. The recommendations came on the back of a fatal accident on the Swedish AC72, and triggered the commissioning of a six person panel, by event organisers. ...
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Laser Lawsuit - Kirby´s dramatic move *Feature By MarineBusiness-World.com, 12:27 AM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
Kirby Inc. yesterday dramatically increased the pressure on LP, ISAF and the ILCA when they asked the US Federal Court in Connecticut to issue a prejudgment remedy against LP. If this was to be granted as requested LP and its associates would be unable to build Lasers or have anyone else build them for them, while the Courts then could take their time hearing the case. ...
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Gladwell's Line: Tragedy in San Francisco + RYA Tribute Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:42 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
Following is the editorial published in Sail-World NZ's newsletter published on May 10, NZT. It is republished for those who don't subscribe to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter. Tragedy hit the 2013 America's Cup with the death of double Olympic Medalist, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. Includes RYA tribute video to Andrew Simpson ...
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America's Cup: Am-Cam Video of Artemis Racing's final run *Feature By Sail-World, 11:38 AM Sat 11 May 2013 GMT
Video shot on May 9, 2013 of Artemis Racing's final run on San Francisco Bay, before she had her fatal capsize later in the day. Second shows Oracle Team USA sailing very quickly in a fresh breeze, easily the fastest we have seen to date. ...
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America's Cup: Tributes flow after Gold Medalist dies in AC72 capsize *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:38 PM Fri 10 May 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing have confirmed that 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist in the Star keelboatclass, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson has died in a training incident in San Francisco. Simpson was pulled from the water after the incident, and CPR was attempted on the water and ashore, but was not successful, and he was pronounced dead. ...
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America's Cup: Two inquiries underway in fatal capsize - Updated *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:34 PM Fri 10 May 2013 GMT
At an international media conference today, America's Cup Events Authority, Stephen Barclay, announced that two inquiries were running into the Artemis incident. The first is being conducted by the San Francisco Police Department, as is standard practice in any fatality. The SFPD have impounded the boat as part of their accident investigation. ...
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Kirby files to cancel Laser Trademark and Sunburst Logo for Boats *Feature By MarineBusiness-World.com, , 8:58 PM Fri 10 May 2013 GMT
Bruce Kirby Inc. today filed the below petition to cancel US trademark registrations directed to both the word LASER and the Sunburst logo for boats. According to US Trademark Office records, these US registrations are owned by Karaya (Jersey) Limited based in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. ...
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America's Cup: Television deals, details and conflict revealed *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:39 PM Wed 8 May 2013 GMT
A spat between two America’s Cup team bosses at a fundraising dinner has led to details of the America’s Cup television coverage being revealed to Sail-World. CEO of America's Cup Event Authority revealed that organisers had been forced to buy TV air time in USA to to reach the maximum audience. ...
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Laser Lawsuit - Challenge to Laser trademark ownership *Feature By Marine Business-World, 10:34 PM Tue 7 May 2013 GMT
Another new development in the widening legal dispute between Bruce Kirby, the designer of the world´s best known sailing boat, the Laser dinghy and one of the Laser builders LaserPerformance (LPE) the builder and supplier of Lasers into UK, Europe and North America, because of non-payment of design royalties. ...
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ISAF and ILCA on thin ice? Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright *Feature By Marine Business-World, 8:09 PM Sun 5 May 2013 GMT
Extracts from an article written for Scuttlebutt USA by IPR lawyer John Harwood-Bee on the lawsuit between Laser designer Bruce Kirby, builder LPE and associated companies and ISAF and ILCA. ...
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America's Cup: Coutts and Dalton at odds over Cup television coverage *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 4:38 AM Sat 4 May 2013 GMT
The heads of two America's Cup teams squared off in Auckland on Friday May 3, 2013, at a fundraising dinner to support the 2016 Paralympic campaign of two America's Cup sailors, Rick Dodson and David Barnes. Here is the first of a two part feature covering the Question and Answer session between Grant Dalton and Russell Coutts. television and the America's Cup dominated the opening rounds + Video ...
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ISAF Laser intervention - Supply problems looming? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 1:11 AM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
The long running dispute between the designer of the Laser dinghy Bruce Kirby and one of the Laser builders LaserPerformance, the builder and supplier of Lasers into UK, Europe and North America, because of non-payment of design royalties is now much wider than ever before and now it appears that its likely to threaten supplies of Lasers. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Double Gold for Australia *Feature By Craig Heydon, 3:47 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Australian sailors have won two gold medals on the final day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, with Tom Burton claiming a come from behind Laser gold while Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan continued their dominant run to win the 470 men’s class. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013 -Golden returns as Hyeres action concludes *Feature By Fabienne Morin, 10:13 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013, the medals were decided across the ten Olympic events which brought the regatta to a close. An up and down breeze that never truly filled in at any point ensured for close knit racing on the final day in the south of France. ...
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Angry Port Phillip splits the Southern Cross Cup fleet *Feature By Lisa Ratcliff, Melbourne, Australia , 10:40 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
Eight TP52 crews contesting the second round of their four-part Southern Cross Cup took on an angry Port Phillip today. Some prevailed and others finished casualties of the strong pre-frontal northerly, which only permitted a single start. In just one race of attrition Hooligan was individually recalled then went on to take the bullet by two seconds ...
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