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Well, we’re all getting our money’s worth in Plymouth where the AC45’s are going hard at it in the America’s Cup World Series first leg. We’re getting it in photos, writing and best of all, video. These are exciting machines sailed by the best in the world. In the good old days, elite sailors aimed at a particular niche – they were America’s Cup sailors, Olympic sailors, one-design sailors, match racers or offshore specialists.

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These days, with the big exciting cats taking the place of monohulls at the America’s Cup, there are a multitude of the elite tackling the Extreme 40 racing (in which Ben Ainslie is currently racing and catching on very fast), or on the World Match Racing Tour circuit or sailing one design – all doing so while the AC World Series is taking part. You have to be good at every aspect of racing these days to make it to the America’s Cup – and it is fast becoming ‘must see’ viewing, much to the delight of sailors and their families, friends and sailing followers in general. Bring on the Cup!

In other big news this week, lifejackets played a big role in saving the lives of two people in a canoe at Lake Macquarie. People in tinnies and all boaters take note. It takes little time and money to stay safe.

All clubs take note: Nominations for the CYCA’s Ocean Racer of the Year Awards are open. Think carefully of ocean racers who deserve recognition. There are so many sailors out there who are the best at what they do. Nominate them via the link on the story in our newsletter.

Mark Bergin,
Publisher

Latest News

Light breeze brings new AC teams to the fore in Plymouth

Light breeze brings new AC teams to the fore in Plymouth 15 Sep America’s Cup
Lighter breezes brought more players to the front of the fleet on day one of the Plymouth Match Racing Championship, with Artemis Racing winning two of today’s three fleet races under a beaming down sun on Plymouth Sound with the crowd on the Hoe treated to a day of upsets, passing moves, and come-from-behind wins on the waters below. more…
Lifejackets help keep two afloat in Lake Macquarie rescue

Lifejackets help keep two afloat in Lake Macquarie rescue 14 Sep Ken McManus, Marine Rescue, NSW
At approximately 1130 hours today, Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie received a call that there were people in the water near the ‘drop-over’ in Lake Macquarie. more…
Ocean Racer of the Year Awards – nominations now open

Ocean Racer of the Year Awards – nominations now open 14 Sep Jennifer Crooks, CYCA media
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has announced that nominations are open for its prestigious Ocean Racer of the Year Awards, to be announced at the Club on Wednesday 14 December. more…
Two more inducted into CYCA’s ’famous 25 Hobarts’ Club

Two more inducted into CYCA’s ’famous 25 Hobarts’ Club 12 Sep Di Pearson, boatingOz
Well-known Sydney sailors Carl Crafoord and Hugh Brodie are the latest two men to be inducted into the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Hall of Fame for contesting their 25th Sydney Hobart race in 2010 at the Quiet Little Drink (QLD) cocktail party celebration held at the CYCA. more…
Sandringham Yacht Club to celebrate next century of boating

Sandringham Yacht Club to celebrate next century of boating 13 Sep SYC Media
‘Sail 2 C’ is the theme adopted for the Official Opening of the 2011-12 sailing season at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) in Melbourne, Victoria, as the Club looks to celebrate the coming of its second century of sailing and boating on Sunday 2 October. more…
Yachting Australia conducting national sailing research project

13 Sep Craig Heydon, Yachting Australia
Based on research findings, gemba will assist in the development of an entry level program strategy and related brand positioning, as well as advising on how relevant stakeholders might become engaged with strategy. more…
INXS to rock Perth 2011

12 Sep Richard Palfreyman, Perth 2011
International rock superstar group INXS will launch the Perth 2011 Worlds Festival with a one-off show in Fremantle on the first weekend of December. more…
Extreme Act 6: Ainslie good but Swiss are better

Extreme Act 6: Ainslie good but Swiss are better 15 Sep Extreme 40 media
Britain’s multi-Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie had a great start to the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, winning two races on the opening day in Trapani (Sicily), but it was the Swiss entry Alinghi, with Tanguy Cariou at the helm that came up trumps with three wins. more…
Italy to host America’s Cup World Series

Italy to host America’s Cup World Series 15 Sep America’s Cup
Naples, Italy, has agreed in principle to host two stops on the America’s Cup World Series; the first will be in April 2012, the second in May 2013. more…
Online entry goes live for Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta

Italy to host America’s Cup World Series Damian Devine, RPAYC
Posted: 8 Sep. 2011
The online entry for the 2012 Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta is now live on the event website, and with 100 downloads of the Notice of Race since its release a little over a week ago, expectations are building for a strong fleet. more…
Vestas Sailrocket back for a crack at the record

Italy to host America’s Cup World Series Paul Larsen
Posted: 8 Sep. 2011
The people behind the Vestas Sailrocket 2 program are returning to Walvis Bay in Namibia to continue their quest to set the outright world speed sailing record, and with the months of September through to December typically providing the best winds for speed sailing, the team has been keeping the powder dry in anticipation. more…

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