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Festival of Sails - ASBA Sports Boats – Day 1 *Feature By Darren Spence, , 6:39 AM Thu 24 Jan 2013 GMT
It was a hot day in Geelong today for the first two races in the Festival of Sails for the Sports Boat fleet, in more ways than one. Racing got away on time in 5-7 knts of breeze which stayed at this strength all day and a great fleet of 16 boats from all around the country. The contest for line honours was always going to be between Kiss (Greg Scherwinski), Vivace (Noel Leigh-Smith) ...
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Sports Boats and the Festival of Sails – where it all began *Feature By Darren Spence, 5:50 AM Tue 22 Jan 2013 GMT
The Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) is celebrating five years of racing under the SMS Rating System this week at the Festival of Sails in Geelong. The first ASBA National Titles where held at Geelong Race Week in 2008 after a hectic 2 days of measuring boats and sails in conjunction with the first Australian Melges 24 Titles. ...
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Images of the Waitemata: 18ft skiff Nationals - Day 2 - Big breezes *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:02 AM Sun 20 Jan 2013 GMT
Racing on Day 2 of the NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals was cancelled today on the back of a weather forecast of winds averaging 25kts, gusting 35kts for the afternoon. Grey skies in the morning gave way to a beautiful day in the afternoon, and some of the top crews went out for some practice ahead of the JJ Giltinan Series in Australia, next February. ...
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Images from the Waitemata: NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals, Day 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:46 PM Sat 19 Jan 2013 GMT
Sail-World's camera was on the water for third race of Day 1 of the 18ft skiff Nationals, sailed on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, attracting a great fleet of 10 skiffs ahead of the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney, next months - the unofficial world championship for the class. ...
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America's Cup: Nick Holroyd on Emirates Team NZ's design gains + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 10:14 AM Fri 18 Jan 2013 GMT
'These boats have a long gestation', explains Nick Holroyd, Design Director for Emirates Team NZ. 'The designs for the tooling up at Cookson Boats, were delivered after just four or five days sailing in Boat 1.' ...
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America's Cup: Inside the AC72 hangar with Grant Dalton + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:09 AM Fri 18 Jan 2013 GMT
'Two years ago, we were pretty well gone for all money. We were basically broke and trying to stay alive', says Emirates Team NZ's Grant Dalton, reflecting on the team's then dire situation, back in early 2011. 'We managed to get some good people on board, but they all knew that if we didn't have the money by April 2011, then we were gone. But it's moved a huge distance since then', he adds. ...
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America's Cup: The Wing is the Thing for Emirates Team NZ's next AC72 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:05 PM Thu 17 Jan 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand are on target to launch their second AC72 catamaran, around February 4, with their Challenger for the 34th America’s Cup having her first sail on February 7. Doors at the teams base were thrown open for the New Zealand media today, showing the 72ft catamaran, with hulls in place, beams fitted and in an advanced state of preparation. ...
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America's Cup: Designer Mike Drummond looks at foiling and pitchpoling *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:39 AM Thu 17 Jan 2013 GMT
Sail-World talks with Mike Drummond, former Design Director for Oracle Racing in the 2010 America's Cup. In this second part of the interview the issues of foiling and the trade-offs are discussed, along with the factors that led to the pitchpoling of Oracle's USA-17, and what is expected to be seen in the second generation of AC72 catamarans ...
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America's Cup: Ex-Oracle design chief looks at the Class of 2013 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:16 AM Tue 15 Jan 2013 GMT
Sail-World caught up with Mike Drummond, former Design Director for Oracle Racing in the 2010 America's Cup and asked his overall impression of the four designs currently working up towards the 2013 America's Cup regatta. 'From the design point of view there are three and a half groups,' he counters. ...
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Quality entries flood in 2013 Hempel Gosford - Lord Howe Island Race *Feature By Sail-World Team, 8:53 AM Mon 14 Jan 2013 GMT
Hempel Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race - The Gosford Sailing Club (GSC) has been inundated with quality entries for the 39th Hempel Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race and Race Director Tony Evans says there will be a lot of tough decisions to make when selecting the final race fleet as entries close on the 22nd February. ...
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Images of the Waitemata: 18ft skiffs training for the JJ Giltinan - 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:43 AM Sun 13 Jan 2013 GMT
Second image gallery from the 18ft skiffs training on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on Sunday ...
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Images of the Waitemata: 18ft skiffs training for the JJ Giltinan *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:25 AM Sun 13 Jan 2013 GMT
Those who frequent the Auckland waterfront, will have noticed the steady growth of the Auckland 18ft skiff fleet over the past couple of years. The Auckland Championships are next weekend. We caught these images from Sunday's practice sessions. ...
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Prochoice 2013 Etchells National Championships - when third is first *Feature By John Curnow, , 11:55 AM Sat 12 Jan 2013 GMT
There is no doubt that the latest Etchells National Championship in Perth will be remembered. There was plenty of Black Flag and Jury Room action to keep all entertained. Adding to the drama was a sinking and subsequent recovery, as well. Out of it all, the most notable element for the class as a whole, is that The Croc (AUS 1402) is the third vessel to come out of the new Australian mould. ...
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Australian Moth Championship - Crash and Burn, gusty action at Wangi *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 3:21 PM Thu 10 Jan 2013 GMT
Today, day four of the 2013 Australian Moth Championship, was used for re-sails, as Tuesday was cancelled. The racing started in a gusty 10-14 knot easterly which tended to have constant swings of five to ten degrees. The sailors were again a little too keen at the first start resulting in a general recall, however they all got away cleanly in the re-start. ...
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Australian Moth Championship - Kiwi leads world class fleet *Feature By Tony Outteridge, 3:17 PM Wed 9 Jan 2013 GMT
At the Australian Moth Championship, with the Southerly Change coming over night, the temperatures dropped and the enthusiasm of the sailors increased. Racing got underway on the third day of racing on time in a 15-18 knot SSE breeze. In an attempt to try and keep the fleet out of the big waves whipped up over night by the southerly change, a slightly smaller course was set. ...
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Marine insurance giant Pantaenius - shaking the Australian market *Feature By John Curnow, 8:44 PM Tue 8 Jan 2013 GMT
At the beginning of November, 2012 we posed a question of Jamie MacPhail, Pantaenius Australia’s newly appointed Managing Director. Very simply it was, ‘Just who is Pantaenius?’ Since then, many things have occurred or changed in the marine world. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle expect second wingsail to arrive on Tuesday *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:14 AM Tue 8 Jan 2013 GMT
America's Cup Defender Oracle team USA have are expecting their second wingsail to arrive in San Francisco on Tuesday. The 40 metre wingsail which has been shipped in sections, was constructed by Core Builders Composites in Warkworth, near Auckland, New Zealand. ...
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Sailing and Sponsorship – you can’t have one without the other *Feature By Jeni Bone, 6:27 AM Mon 7 Jan 2013 GMT
Recently, a feature piece by the editor of UK consultancy site, YachtSponsorship ran on this and other sites in the TetraMedia group, pondering the pros and cons of sponsorship in the sport of sailing, and lamenting that too often, the branding overshadows the sailors. ...
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Put us on your iPhone or iPad *Feature By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, 8:43 AM Thu 3 Jan 2013 GMT
On the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad you can put bookmarks for any site, creating one-tap shortcuts to your favourite websites. Sail-World, Marine Business World, Powerboat World, and Fishing Boating World now have custom icons for you to save for quick, easy access! ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – the better mousetrap *Feature By John Curnow, 10:59 PM Tue 1 Jan 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - The grand classic ocean race is remembered for many things from records and personal achievements, to tribulations and unfortunately, disasters too. 2012 will be no different in that department. However, rising out of the turmoil with a plan and path forward is the Supermaxi, Wild Thing and her enigmatic Skipper, Grant Wharington. ...
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Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race video selection *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 12:23 PM Sun 30 Dec 2012 GMT
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2012 - A selection of videos including an interview with Wild Thing owner Grant Wharington, clips from the race start and Wild Oats XI crew celebrating their victory. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 – Storm Bay on Red Bull - IRC Division 2 *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 2:23 PM Sat 29 Dec 2012 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Whilst the Weather Gods shut the gate quite early on this year’s race for overall handicap honours for any boat under 60 feet there are some very tight battles in the IRC divisional list. Divisions Zero and One have been ashore for a long time, it’s now money time for the Division Two fleet. ...
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VX One to compete in the Napier New Year Regatta + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:13 PM Sat 29 Dec 2012 GMT
The Brian Bennett designed VX One will compete in the New Year's regatta at Napier Sailing Club, starting on January 1st, 2013. The VX One is the first to be imported to New Zealand, and will be sailed by Phil Quinn, who took delivery in December and has been working up in Auckland over the past couple of weeks. ...
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ZHIK 49er and FX National Championships at McCrae Yacht Club *Feature By John Curnow, 4:42 AM Fri 28 Dec 2012 GMT
What a fleet! That’s all you can say when you take more than a cursory glance down the entrants list for the ZHIK 49er National Championships being staged on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Alex McKinnon was there to capture the action. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012: Wild Oats XI Finish Images *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 11:41 PM Thu 27 Dec 2012 GMT
Crosbie Lorimer was out on the Derwent River to shoot Wild Oats XI's record breaking finish this morning. Here is a first selection of his images from the the finish and dockside trophy presentation (and dunking). ...
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