Match Racing Highlights – Sizzling start in Cagliari

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28 June 2011, Cagliari, Sardinia. With one day of match racing scheduled into the event, the fleet raced six flights with four teams coming away undefeated; Team CEEREF, Oracle Racing, Katusha and Team Aqua.

Clear skies and a gentle breeze welcomed the 15 teams competing in the RC44 Cagliari Cup in Sardinia. Cameron Appleton was at the helm of Team Aqua and seemed to cruise to victory in each of their four races. Leading the match race ranking coming into Cagliari, their form today cemented their place at the top of the leaderboard, two points ahead of Paul Cayard on Katusha and Russell Coutts steering Oracle Racing.

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First ever east coast Australian entry announced for world’s longest global ocean race

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Australia’s Gold Coast has announced that it will field the first ever east coast entry in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. With a yacht named Gold Coast Australia, the Queensland entry will line up against nine other internationally sponsored teams when the race kicks off from Southampton on the UK’s south coast on 31 July 2011. The Gold Coast will welcome the ten-strong fleet to its shores in December 2011 as one of 15 stopovers over the course of the 12-month race.

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KONGSBERG OIL & GAS TECHNOLOGIES ACQUIRES SEAGEAR AS

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Stavanger based design and engineering firm to integrate with Seaflex business unit

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS (KOGT), a wholly owned company of KONGSBERG, has acquired 100% of the shares in the Stavanger, Norway based Seagear AS. The acquisition, which completed today (30th June 2011), will see the entire Seagear team join forces with KOGT’s Seaflex Riser Technologies Business Unit.

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Pensacola Yacht Club hosts USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival and Independence Day Regatta

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Pensacola, Florida (June 29, 2011) More than fifty young Gulf Coast sailors will ride the waves on Pensacola Bay this weekend at the 10th annual SUBWAY® Sailing Clinic and the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival and Independence Day Regatta. The festivities start on Friday July 1st with high-powered coaching clinics and conclude with the prizegiving ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Seven races are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday on courses in Pensacola Bay south of Plaza de Luna Park. Spectators are invited.

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Class40 focus: GOR entries Hannah Jenner and Anna-Maria Renken

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The Anglo-German, all-female team of Hannah Jenner and Anna-Maria Renken have kept up a ferocious pace since announcing their partnership in the double-handed Class40 Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR). Securing a boat, undertaking the GOR’s 2,000 mile qualifying voyage and completing their first race together has been crammed into three hectic months and with just under 100 days to the start gun in Palma, Mallorca, on Sunday 25 September, Jenner and Renken are keeping the pressure on.

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Respect the whales by giving them a wide berth

The Coronial Inquest into the Flinders Islet incident, in which Club members Andrew Short and Sally Gordon tragically lost their lives, was held yesterday. The Deputy State Coroner said the death of the two was a tragic accident and was unable to make any recommendations that could prevent further accidents. Read the statement from the CYCA in our newsletter today.

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