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JJ Giltinan 18 footers - Will Iain Murray´s latest wrinkle win? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, 2:27 PM Sat 16 Feb 2013 GMT
Iain Murray, the Big fella arrived on the 18 footer scene in the mid 1970´s as a skinny 17 year old, with Color 7, he won six JJ Giltinan Trophy´s in a row from 1977 onwards, after making major changes to the 1976 design of his boat which revolutionised the 18 footer scene. ...
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Ladies Day at the Club Marine Series. *Feature By John Curnow, , 11:36 AM Sat 16 Feb 2013 GMT
It was hot, bright, sunny and very cheery too on Melbourne’s Port Phillip today. Of itself, that would seem to be a perfect reason to be Ladies Day, but in actual fact there were more women sailing on the 130 vessels in the Club Marine Series today than previously. Perhaps this was so because the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series starts tomorrow with the Jennifer Goldsmith Perpetual Trophy. ...
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America's Cup: On the Hauraki Gulf for ETNZ's new AC72 - More images *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:24 AM Tue 12 Feb 2013 GMT
Sail-World' s Richard Gladwell was on the water today for the first sail of the team's second generation AC72, launched on February 4, 2013. Here's the second gallery of images of the 72ft catamran sailing for the frist time in a light seabreeeze of less than 8kts. ...
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America's Cup: A good first day on the Hauraki Gulf for new AC72 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 6:16 AM Tue 12 Feb 2013 GMT
Sail-World' s Richard Gladwell was on the water today for the first sail of the team's second generation AC72, launched on February 4, 2013. ...
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Wow! That was the TP52 Southern Cross Cup *Feature By John Curnow, 9:22 AM Sun 10 Feb 2013 GMT
Honestly, how much fun has the inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup been, and I have not even been sailing it. True, some may have liked more wind and it was certainly not as consistent as Melbourne’s Port Phillip is known for, but Race Management did manage to get all eight races in, which in turn allows for the one drop from the series scores. ...
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Everyone’s happy at the TP52 Southern Cross Cup *Feature By John Curnow, 1:10 PM Sat 9 Feb 2013 GMT
Earlier on in the week, there had been a promise of the breeze being fresh to frightening for Saturday’s racing on Port Phillip. This would have been more than good for TP52 Southern Cross Cup. Sailors would have been even more exhausted and spectators would have been completely thrilled. ...
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TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Day Two Images from Teri Dodds *Feature By Teri Dodds, Melbourne, Australia , 10:10 AM Sat 9 Feb 2013 GMT
Team Beau Geste continued their domination in the TP52 Southern Cross Cup today with Hooligan and Calm 2 hot on their heels, after 5 races. Teri Dodds was again on the water today and shares these images. Racing continues tomorrow commencing at 11.00am. ...
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Fill the order book at the TP52 Southern Cross Cup *Feature By John Curnow, 11:55 AM Fri 8 Feb 2013 GMT
The design of the inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup stipulated close racing to ensure maximum enjoyment for both competitors and spectators alike. Add in a variety of results with places changing considerably from leg to leg, race to race, a little breeze, plenty of sunshine and you pretty much have the whole order book filled, right there. ...
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TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Images from Teri Dodds *Feature By Teri Dodds, Melbourne, Australia , 8:05 AM Fri 8 Feb 2013 GMT
The TP52 fleet today made history on Port Phillip in Melbourne, with the commencement of their inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup. Teri Dodds was on the water and presents these images from Day One. ...
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TP52 Southern Cross Cup - All in readiness *Feature By Teri Dodds, Melbourne, Australia , 12:42 AM Fri 8 Feb 2013 GMT
Very exciting times dockside here at host club Sandringham Yacht Club, as the crews prepare for the inaugural TP52s Southern Cross Cup. Teri Dodds provides these pre-event images, before heading out onto Port Phillip to check out the action. ...
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The gun fires at the TP52 Southern Cross Cup *Feature By John Curnow, 12:11 AM Fri 8 Feb 2013 GMT
Racing begins today at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) in Melbourne for the inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup. However, it very much all got underway last night at the opening cocktail party. Based on the success of that and positive comments revolving around the both the regatta format and the host club, this is set to be a really great three days of high-end yacht racing. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA foils again in San Francisco *Feature By Sail-World, 8:44 AM Thu 7 Feb 2013 GMT
Oracle Team USA's rebuilt AC72, USA-17, has sailed for two days in San Francisco, and the team have released some images and video showing her in foiling mode. Some changes have clearly been made to the boat - most obvious being removal of the former steering system, now replaced with a wheel, the same as Emirates Team NZ. ...
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America's Cup: Nick Holroyd looks at AC72 design concepts and rivals *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 4:42 AM Thu 7 Feb 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealands's Technical Director, Nick Holroyd talks about the changes that have been made to the latest AC72 for the team, and gives his thoughts on what is being seen of the teams now sailing in San Francisco. This video features many still images to illustrate the design nuances of the AC72, and in many ways this video is a primer on AC72 design thinking and concepts. ...
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's Kevin Shoebridge looks shoreside *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 4:23 AM Thu 7 Feb 2013 GMT
In past America's Cups, the shore and support crews have been very much an unseen force. But in the 34th America's Cup - while they are still largely unseen - the dependence of the team on their skills and dedication has never been more crucial. In this video interview, on the occasion on Emirates Team NZ's christening of their second AC72 catamaran, Chief Operating Officer for the team, Kevin ...
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America's Cup: Dean Barker talks about the sailing side of NZA *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:12 PM Tue 5 Feb 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand's skipper, Dean Barker discussed the sailing issues and program with the teams new AC72, New Zealand Aotearoa. Surprisingly he reveals that the team only have 13 sailors, and that they will be announcing a 'First Eleven' from that group. For most teams that would not even be a viable reserve bench. Who is the backup skipper? ...
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Southern Cross Cup – a new TP52 game begins *Feature By John Curnow, 8:43 AM Tue 5 Feb 2013 GMT
From Friday, February 8, something not quite seen in Australia before will take place. It is a new Grand Prix if you will, and fittingly the first round of the inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup is to take place in the home of the Formula One GP, Melbourne. ...
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America's Cup: Images from Emirates Team NZ's launch in Auckland *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:38 AM Mon 4 Feb 2013 GMT
Images from Emirates Team NZ's launch of their second AC72 in Auckland. These images of the boat and gear show a lot of the refinements which have been done from the first design, mainly in the area of platform fairing and drag reduction. The boat features smaller foils and slightly altered hull shape from its predecessor ...
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Winter at the Club Marine Series. *Feature By John Curnow, 11:21 AM Sat 2 Feb 2013 GMT
Last time I checked, The Club Marine Series on Melbourne’s Port Phillip was a Summer event. Just confirming, you see, as the forecast for Saturday February 2 was looking decidedly grim with just 19 degrees on offer and a cool Southerly blowing through briskly that only penguins could love. ...
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Club Marine Series -Round Four images from Teri Dodds *Feature By Teri Dodds, Melbourne, Australia , 10:02 AM Sat 2 Feb 2013 GMT
Teri Dodds was back on the water covering Round Four of the Club Marine Series 2012/2013 in Melbourne. Fresh from Festival of Sails last weekend, she focused her lens on the Division two and three fleets which had their colourful spinnakers flying in the brisk 20 knot southerly under blue summer skies. A great day to go sailing! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Auckland confirmed as a stopover for two editions *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:44 AM Tue 29 Jan 2013 GMT
Auckland has been confirmed as a stopover for two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. The announcement was made at a media function attended by Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean race organisation, the Mayor of Auckland and representatives from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development. The NZD$5.5million event fee has been funded jointly by Auckland Council and the NZ Government. ...
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Festival of Sails 2013 - Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Geelong, Australia , 8:01 AM Mon 28 Jan 2013 GMT
The Festival of Sails has come to a close for 2013, with many highlights from a very busy five days of sailing and shoreside entertainment. Teri Dodds shares a few images from this great regatta, which was held on the waters in and out of Corio Bay, in Geelong, Australia. ...
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Audi IRC Australian Championship (Festival of Sails) – The Business *Feature By John Curnow, 12:47 AM Mon 28 Jan 2013 GMT
The business of determining winners and conducting race management is complete at the Audi IRC Australian Championships. Part of Victoria’s Festival of Sails at Geelong, the whole regatta has been blessed with good winds, sunshine, festivities and laughter, much to the delight of event management. ...
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Festival of Sails 2013 - Sydney 38 images from Teri Dodds *Feature By Teri Dodds, Geelong, Australia , 10:53 PM Sun 27 Jan 2013 GMT
Official photographer for the Festival of Sails 2013, Teri Dodds spent some time on the Sydney 38 course and shares these images with you. ...
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Festival of Sails – Business End *Feature By John Curnow, 6:53 AM Sun 27 Jan 2013 GMT
It’s Sunday at the Festival of Sails and that means it is time for the business of determining the 2013 Audi IRC Australian Champions. ...
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Festival of Sails – Weed killer *Feature By John Curnow, 10:28 AM Sat 26 Jan 2013 GMT
The largest fleet at the Festival of Sails is the combined Cruising category at around 150 vessels. They looked amazing and as the sun made some valiant attempts to make an appearance at lunchtime, it added even more spectacle to the grand event. ...
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