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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - Loki wins Tattersalls Cup *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 8:46 PM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
Stephen Ainsworth’s Reichel Pugh 63 Loki will today be declared the Overall Handicap winner of the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Second in Division 1 and second overall will be Michael Hiatt’s Farr 55 Living Doll and third place will go to 42 Sydney Hobart veteran Syd Fischer’s modified TP52Ragamuffin. Ragamuffin will also be the ORCi handicap overall Sydney Hobart winner. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 ORCi versus IRC as handicap rule *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 7:34 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 – tomorrow the handicap winner for this year’s race will probably be decided. The overall IRC handicap rating winner will receive the prestigious Tattersalls Cup and there will be IRC results for 72 boats across four divisions. At the same time, there will be another set of handicap results for yachts sailing under the ORCi handicap rating, 38 boats in three divisions. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Race Commitee v Investec Loyal - Facts Found *Feature By Sail-World, 3:55 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Race Commitee v Investec Loyal - Facts Found - the official document from the International Jury ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race- Loyal Investec decision announced + Video *Feature By Sail-World, 2:59 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
An emotional Anthony Bell, skipper of Investec Loyal, has just announced the decision of the International Jury to a media gathering at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart- Investec Loyal wins line honours but is protested *Feature By Sail-World, 9:19 AM Wed 28 Dec 2011 GMT
This story is being updated regularly with the latest developments from Hobart. Investec Loyal, the Greg Elliott designed supermaxi has been first to finish the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, beating the race favorite, Wild Oats XI by less than a mile. The yachts finished in the Derwent in a fading breeze necessitating Investec Loyal to indulge in a gybing duel to stay between Wild Oats and the finish ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 Wild Oats XI retakes lead *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 10:17 PM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011. Just 12 hours after losing the lead in the 67th annual blue water classic, Bob Oatley’s 100 foot super maxi Wild Oats XI has challenged Anthony Bell’s Investec Loyal in an successful attempt to retake the lead just on 8am this morning. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Loyal takes lead from Wild Oats XI *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 9:54 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011. Investec Loyal has taken the lead from Wild Oats XI. Wider on the course, away from the east coast of Tasmania in stronger wind, Investec Loyal has snatch the lead from the five times Sydney to Hobart line honours winner. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Wild Oats and Loyal, Let the Games Begin *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 9:34 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
They said as much would happen and here we are. For the last few days all the top tacticians, navigators and weather folk have been saying that the second half of this year’s race is going to be very tricky, with some unusually light and unpredictable winds all the way down the Tasmanian East Coast for at least a couple of days. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart – Should Tracking output be delayed? *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 3:58 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
While tracking allows everyone ashore to follow the race, do you think it should be off the Internet menu for the racing fleet, or perhaps even delayed? If the Volvo Ocean Race and the Transpac provide delayed tracking only, giving tacticians and crews back the chance to gamble... should the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race organisers, the CYCA now be looking seriously at taking that same path? ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- Protests fly at Leg 2, Stage 1 Finish *Feature By Sail-World, 10:41 PM Mon 26 Dec 2011 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have reported that both Team Telefónica and Camper have lodged protests against each other following the nail biting finish to Leg 2, Stage 1. Camper skipper Chris Nicholson was the first to lodge a protest, which was related to a manoeuvre made within miles of the finish line, where Telefónica claimed victory by less than two minutes. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Early problem for Wild Oats XI *Feature By Sail-World.com Team, 2:58 AM Mon 26 Dec 2011 GMT
Excitement was mounting as the 88 boat fleet prepared for the 1.00pm start of the 67th Rolex Sydney Yacht Race. Wild Oats XI, the line honours favourite, suffered a winch failure just minutes before the start. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - Sail-World previews the 67th adventure *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 5:54 PM Sun 25 Dec 2011 GMT
Just hours before the start of the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart you wouldn’t want to bet on anything other than Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI, the Reichel Pugh 30, winning her sixth Rolex Sydney Hobart on line honours, unless that is you knew something from the wind god Huey. ...
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Book of the Week- 'Cornell's Ocean Atlas' new from Jimmy Cornell *Feature By Nancy Knudsen, 10:11 PM Thu 22 Dec 2011 GMT
Every book that Jimmy Cornell has published - and there have been thirteen of them - has been highly relevant, superbly presented, and most importantly, 100% accurate. We anticipate that Cornell's latest production, a large format full colour 'Ocean Atlas' will be no different. My copy has just arrived on my desk and it certainly eclipses all his other productions with its 'wow factor'. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - its all about timing *Feature By Rob Kothe, 6:59 AM Thu 22 Dec 2011 GMT
Computer driven handicap predictions for the 628 mile Rolex Sydney to Hobart race ignore the fact that most races are won and lost in the last 40 miles from Tasman Light across Storm Bay, past the Iron Pot and up the Derwent. ...
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ISAF Worlds Video Gallery - Week 2 - 49er, RS-X, 470 and Match Racing *Feature By Sail-World Editor@Large, 9:11 AM Wed 21 Dec 2011 GMT
Sail-World has compiled a video gallery of the 30 minute highlights package produced each day of the ISAF Sailing World Championships by the ISAF production team. Welcome to Week 2 covering the racing and Medal Races for the 49er, Womens Match Racing, Womens 470, Mens RS:X ...
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Young, experienced New Zealand team selected for 2012 Sailing Olympics *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:11 AM Wed 21 Dec 2011 GMT
The New Zealand Olympic Committee today announced a Sailing team to contest seven events at the 2012 Olympic Regatta in Weymouth, England, next August. The announcement follow the conclusion of the ISAF World Sailing Championships which were the Olympic Qualification for 75 percent of the places at the 2012 Olympics. New Zealand qualified in nine of the ten events at the first round in Perth. ...
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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke - a meteoric rise in the Olympic 49er *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:48 AM Wed 21 Dec 2011 GMT
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke were today announced as part of the NZ Sailing Team for 2012 Olympics in Weymouth. They will sailing the Mens Skiff event, sailed in the 49er class. They teamed up after the 2008 Olympic regatta in Qingdao to learn the ropes in the 16ft twin trapeze, Olympic skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite, which debuted in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. ...
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Perth 2011- Grandstand Sailing - the day that sailing changed *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World.com Team, 1:23 AM Mon 19 Dec 2011 GMT
The last four medal races at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships were conducted on the Bathers Beach course, in Fremantle Harbour, Western Australia and it was standing room only in the Grandstand. The crowd was right amongst the action. ...
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NZL Sailing Team has four medal chances on final day of ISAF Worlds *Feature By Sail-World, 11:29 AM Sat 17 Dec 2011 GMT
The NZL Sailing Team will contest the medal races of four events on the final day of the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Perth. All told NZ sailors have made the medal races in six of the nine events contested, which is a very encouraging result going into the 2012 Olympics. The team has qualified for the Olympics in all nine events contested. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- In search of the pot of gold *Feature By Volvo Ocean Race, 12:07 PM Fri 16 Dec 2011 GMT
They’re the most easterly boat in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet – but Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Chris Nicholson says his crew haven’t yet found the ‘pot of gold’ waiting for them on the other side of a weather front. A band of low pressure currently blocks the path east for all six teams, slowing their progress and keeping them at bay from the northerly winds ...
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Television coverage of Olympic Sailing - a way forward *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 1:35 PM Thu 15 Dec 2011 GMT
There is no place for having power boats pulling wake in the middle of an Olympic sailing course, any more than there is for having cameraman on the field in a game of football, or driving in cars ahead of the athletes in the Olympic stadium. ...
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New Zealand qualifies for 2012 Olympic place in Womens Match Racing *Feature By Sail-World, 9:01 AM Tue 13 Dec 2011 GMT
The New Zealand crew of Stephanie Hazard, Jenna Hansen and Susannah Pyatt have qualified New Zealand for the 2012 Olympics in the Womens Match Racing event, being sailed at the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Fremantle. The young crew finished as sixth qualifier out of the eight to be chosen at the ISAF Worlds. ...
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Sailing as a TV sport – the downside Ainslie’s Rule 69 *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 10:18 AM Mon 12 Dec 2011 GMT
The demand from the IOC is that Olympic sports improve their ratings. ISAF has responded with medal races and here at Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championsips, with a stadium course. But television steps onto the field of play... ...
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And they're off- Inaugural Kiteboard racing at Phuket King's Cup *Feature By King's Cup Event Media, Phuket , 1:10 PM Wed 7 Dec 2011 GMT
Much has been said of mixing kite boarding and sailing and much more will be said in the lead up to the 2016 Olympics as the kite board fraternity pitch to be an official event. While these discussions continue, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta in Thailand has taken a bold step introducing a Kiteboard Class to the 25-year old multi-class regatta. ...
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Phuket King’s Cup - Neil Pryde world leader in Wind and Kitesurfing *Feature By Phuket King's Cup media, 9:59 AM Wed 7 Dec 2011 GMT
At 72 years old Neil Pryde is one of the stalwarts of the Phuket Kings Cup and indeed of Asian sailing. Pryde, a New Zealand born sailor has been in Asia for almost 50 years and he loves the sailing conditions Asia has to offer. ...
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