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Kiteboarders making history at Phuket King’s Cup *Feature By Phuket King's Cup Media, 5:13 AM Sun 4 Dec 2011 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has decided to include kiteboarding course racing as an evaluation sport in the 2016 Olympics. This year the 25th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, the largest sailing event in Asia, is including a kiteboarding division, which will be run with the cooperation of Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA). ...
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Images of Torbay- Sir Peter Blake Regatta - 3 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:20 PM Sat 3 Dec 2011 GMT
This is the third of three galleries of images from first day of the Sir Peter Blake Regatta held at Torbay, on Auckland's North Shore. Over four hundred boats are competing in the events which is claimed to be the biggest two day regatta in the Southern Hemisphere ...
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Images of Torbay- Sir Peter Blake Regatta - 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:18 PM Sat 3 Dec 2011 GMT
This is the second of three galleries of images from first day of the Sir Peter Blake Regatta held at Torbay, on Auckland's North Shore. Over four hundred boats are competing in the events which is claimed to be the biggest two day regatta in the Southern Hemisphere ...
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Images of Torbay- Sir Peter Blake Regatta - 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:59 AM Sat 3 Dec 2011 GMT
This is the first of three galleries of images from first day of the Sir Peter Blake Regatta held at Torbay, on Auckland's North Shore. Over four hundred boats are competing in the events which is claimed to be the biggest two day regatta in the Southern Hemisphere ...
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A Closer Look At The Sydney Yachts GTS43 *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 1:53 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. ...
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Triple World Champion Ian Williams wins Monsoon Cup 2011 *Feature By Sail-World.com, 10:58 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. ...
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Marine Photographers urged to use IPTC metadata to protect Copyright *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, Tetra-Media, 9:43 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. ...
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WMRT Monsoon Cup - Ian Williams new ISAF Match Racing World Champion *Feature By Sail-World.com, 10:49 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. ...
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WMRT Monsoon Cup 2011 - Mirsky makes a shock exit on day 3 *Feature By Sail-World.com, 10:59 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. ...
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World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon at the Monsoon Cup 2011 *Feature By Sail-World.com, 11:42 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. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- Puma effects fuel transfer at sea + Video and Images *Feature By Amory Ross, 8:54 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 ...
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Monsoon Cup 2011 – The Stage is Set *Feature By Sail-World.com, 10:15 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. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- Self reliance a necessary option for Puma Racing *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:56 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. ...
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America's Cup World Series San Diego Photo gallery by Chuck Lantz *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Diego , 3:24 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. ...
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Fisher's View- 'Isn’t that a dainty dish to set before the King?' *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cascais, Portugal , 3:05 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. ...
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Perth 2011 Lasers – all Bent out of Shape *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 11:40 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. ...
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Fisher's View- ACWS, San Diego- The Fish smiles again *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cascais, Portugal , 5:37 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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Paper Tigers busy this weekend *Feature By Rowdy Leatham, Wellington , 6:32 AM Mon 14 Nov 2011 GMT
It is a busy weekend for Paper Tiger sailing in New Zealand this weekend, with regattas being hosted in both the North and South Island simultaneously. With over 40 boats expected to be competing across the two locations, competition will be fierce with the regattas being a good prelude to the Nationals taking place in New Plymouth at New Year. ...
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Fisher's View- ACWS, San Diego- Sunshine adds sparkle to the racing *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cascais, Portugal , 3:14 AM Mon 14 Nov 2011 GMT
In a complete contrast to the previous day, there was a regular, albeit light, breeze in San Diego Bay for four races to complete the Ports Cities Challenge, the prequel to the upcoming America’s Cup World Series. It proved a triumph for Dean Barker and his crew of Emirates Team New Zealand with a 1-7-2-2 set of finishes to top the leader board. ...
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Fisher's View- ACWS, San Diego- 'It never rains in California?' *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cascais, Portugal , 4:22 AM Sun 13 Nov 2011 GMT
'It never rains in California, but girl, don’t they warn ya? It pours, man, it pours.' And so it was today on the AC World Series race course in San Diego inside the harbour where it was held for the benefit of the spectators and despite the inclemency of the weather, there was a goodly sprinkling of spectators. ...
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America's Cup World Series- Highlights from Day 1 in San Diego + Video *Feature By ACM, 4:06 AM Sun 13 Nov 2011 GMT
Highlights from Day 1 of the America's Cup World Series sailed in San Diego ...
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Volvo Legends- Great Britain II - Her builder's story *Feature By Derek Kelsall, 10:42 AM Sat 12 Nov 2011 GMT
The ketch rigged Great Britain II was the first boat to finish in the first Whitbread Round the World Race which started in September 1973. Derek Kelsall was the builder of the 78ft maxi designed by Alan Gurney and skippered by Chay Blyth writes to give his perspective of how the foam sandwich ketch was constructed. She went on to compete in five round the world races: ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- The Riddle of the Routes + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:52 PM Fri 11 Nov 2011 GMT
Less than a week into the Volvo Ocean Race, the classic is proving to be what everyone expected and more. Yes, there was the first night shenanigans, which have too often marred the start of Round the World races of various types out of the Med and Europe. While those incidents took some of the edge off the competition, the race on the water is proving to be what many expected. ...
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North Sails run Coaching Clinic for Young 88 class - Video *Feature By Gonzalo Tome for Argentina Marine Media, 11:30 AM Wed 9 Nov 2011 GMT
North Sails Auckland loft recently organised a coaching clinic for the Young 88 class. The clinic was run by Head Coach: Andrew Wills assisted by Coaches: Josh Tucker, Jim Maloney, Miles Addy and Hadleigh Pendergast. Here's a video of the day in New Zealand's most popular one design keelboat class. ...
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Three days and three leaders in Volvo Ocean Race *Feature By Sail-World, 9:14 AM Wed 9 Nov 2011 GMT
Groupama’s decision to take a more direct southerly route rather than stay with the rest of the four-boat fleet pushing out to the west, began to pay dividends over night. The Franck Cammas skippered entry has hugged the Moroccan coast sailing in an area which is generally avoided by Volvo Ocean Race sailors, who are driven by the convention to break to the west ...
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