Sailing breaks 10 year drought – Winner of two Australian Sport Awards - It had been 10 years since Sailing had won an Australian Sport Award, but last night (2/3/05) the drought was broken. For the first time ever, in the 25 year history of the prestigious sport awards night, Sailing picked up two gongs – Young Australian Team of the Year and Official of the Year.
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Australia Announces 2005 Admiral’s Cup Team - Yachting Australia has announced the details of the Australian Team to attend the 2005 Admiral’s Cup in Cowes, Isle of Wight.
New World Champions - Congratulations to Lindsay Irwin & Andrew Perry, who in a dramatic final day of racing, were crowned winners of the I14 World Championship title.
OnBoard Update - Throughout 2004 OnBoard received some great contributions to the OnBoard e-News. In January, Ian Cargill's name was drawn from our 'letter of the month' contributors as the winner of a Yachting Australia apparel pack courtesy of Bluegum.
Draft Appendix D - Stability, Moveable and Variable Ballast - Proposed amendments to Yachting Australia 2005–2008 Special Regulations and 2005 Appendix D. Comment is invited on draft.
2005 Australian Team Racing Championship - A preliminary Notice of Race is now available for the event that will take place from the 22nd-24th April at Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and Sandy Bay Sailing Club. During this event the National Team and Match Racing Committees will meet.
Outleader Kites must be declared under IRC - On behalf of the Royal Ocean Racing Club Rating Office, Yachting Australia would like to pass on a notice to owners of yachts rated under IRC in Australia. Read more.
IRC Measurement Seminar - On the 12th February Yachting Australia held a seminar at the CYCA. The seminar intended to unify the standard of IRC Measurement around Australia. With 24 people in attendance, it was encouraging to see all states represented including Northern Territory. Chief Measurer from the Royal Ocean Racing Club Rating Office in the UK, James Dadd, provided a wealth of knowledge.
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World University Summer Games - The Australian University Sport have called for applications from sailors who wish to represent Australia’s universities in Izmir, Turkey from 11th-21st August.
2007 ISAF World Championship Dates Announced - From the 28th June-13th July Olympic class sailors from around the world will gather in Cascais, Portugal for the ISAF Worlds.
Training Schemes Survey - For Yachting Australia to meet the needs of the MYAs and all those involved in training we first need to identify those needs. We are conducting a 'health check' on the state of the current National Training Schemes and the accreditation process for instructors and coaches. There is opportunity for you to comment on all of the Schemes that you are familiar with, and space for you to add comments should you wish to give us more information.
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Vale Andrew Hartley - Australian sailing has lost a true hero. Andrew Hartley was lauded as the joint Australian Disabled Sailor of the Year only four months ago and was in the midst of preparing for the 2005 IFDS Single Person Dinghy World Championships.
Yachting NSW Coaching & Programs Manager Job Vacancy - Although the closing date has passed, late applications will be considered.
Sailing Steals the Show at the NSW Annual Sports Awards - Sailing took centre stage at the Sydney SuperDome, winning three of the NSW Annual Sports Awards: Event of the Year, Junior Athlete of the Year, and Team of the Year.
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - 28 racing sailboats - 40 feet long and all identical in design, will race over four days in ten challenging races for the world championship crown. A number of strong Australian entries will join an impressive field of internationals for the title. News, results and photos available here.
Sail Expo Sydney - Sail Expo will kick off Sydney Harbour Week with an impressive three day program starting from the 4th March, 2005.
Members Receive Free Access to BoatYard Classifieds - Interested in buying or selling a boat? Need a crew or want to be part of crew? Make sure you visit Yachting Australia's online classifieds. 'BoatYard' is easy to access and user friendly. Your classified is sure to reach a wide range of people nationally and internationally as ads can be viewed by any visitor to the Yachting Australia site. Make use of this great feature now!
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