UON 2012 SB20 World Championships 12 - 20 December, Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia

Images: UON SB20 World Championship Presentation Dinner December 20, 2012

A fantastic evening celebrating the winners of the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island. [nggallery id=8]...

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SB20 World Championship hat trick for Geoff Carveth December 20, 2012

It was a gripping finish on the deciding day at the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island with Geoff Carveth sailing into the class history books, crowned SB20 world champion for the third time. It was the closest finish at any SB20 worlds with Carveth’s British WKD team, Glenn Bourke...

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Images: Day 6 December 20, 2012

The final day of racing at the UON SB20 World Championship, Hamilton Island. [nggallery id=7]...

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Township to Olympics for South African sailor December 20, 2012

The combination of SB20 bowman Asenathi Jim and mainsheet hand Roger Hudson is a vital part of Geoff Carveth’s WDK crew from Great Britain, currently third on the standings at the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island heading into the final two races. Outside these world titles the pa...

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Images: Day 5 December 19, 2012

Another cracking day on the beautiful turquoise waters of the Whitsunday Islands! Check the action out here! [nggallery id=6]...

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Results: Day 5 December 19, 2012

10 races have now been completed and the first discard has been applied. 2 boats are tied on points for first place. There is still plenty to race for tomorrow. Read More

All tied up at the top of the UON SB20 World Championships December 19, 2012

Places at the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island have shuffled with each race, but there has been one constant - Oleg Zherebtsov and Rodion Luka’s Team Russia, which has occupied the top spot since day two. This afternoon Glenn Bourke and his classy Club Marine crew of Andrew York ...

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SB20 class resurrection under Sportsboat World December 19, 2012

The UON SB20 World Championship at Hamilton Island has turned the spotlight on the class that began a decade ago and now boasts 700 boats worldwide, strong orders and a line-up of world and Olympic champions who own and crew the sporty 20 footers. This is the first time an SB20 world title has be...

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Two black flagged British crews reinstated at UON SB20 World Championships December 19, 2012

Two of the crews black flagged in race 7 yesterday after being called OCS have been reinstated at the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island. Robert Greenhalgh’s The Beard and Ben Saxton’s Bango Powered by SLAM sought redress and the international jury decided in favour of the two Br...

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Whitsundays turn on the wind at the UON SB20 World Championships December 18, 2012

Nine sequences, six competitors black flagged and disqualified, two general recalls, two postponements, two course changes, an abandonment and a partridge in a pear tree. A mini-series could be made on the highs and lows of day four of the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island. The 42 i...

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Images: Day 4 UON SB20 World Championships 2012 December 18, 2012

2 great races today in lively conditions, the photos tell a tale! [nggallery id=5]...

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Results: Day 4 (Provisional) December 18, 2012

2 further races completed on Day 4 of the UON SB20 World Championships. Full results here....

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Russians hold while young guns close the gap December 16, 2012

At the half way point at the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island, the Russian team spearheaded by Oleg Zherebtsov and his helm Rodion Luka is still leading the international fleet of 42 sportsboats. In a first-class display of tactics and crew work, sailing wunderkind Ben Saxton and h...

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Images: Day 3 UON SB20 World Championships 2012 December 16, 2012

A few more action shots from Day 3 of the UON SB20 World Championships [nggallery id=4]...

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Results: Day 3 (Provisional) December 16, 2012

Day 3, 1 further race today for the UON SB20 World Championships completed. Full results here......

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Russians move into the lead at the UON SB20 World Championships December 15, 2012

Lighter breezes and one of the biggest tides of the year combined to create tricky conditions for the 42 international crews contesting the UON SB20 World Championships, and the race management team who were kept busy setting and re-setting fair courses. Current SB20 European champions, Russian O...

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Images: Day 2 UON SB20 World Championships 2012 December 15, 2012

A selection of shots that capture the glamour conditions on Day 2 of the UON SB20 World Championships [nggallery id=3]...

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Results: Day 2 (Provisional) December 15, 2012

Day 2, 2 further races for the UON SB20 World Championships completed. Full results here...

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Images: Day 1 UON SB20 World Championships 2012 December 14, 2012

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Apprentice shows the masters at the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island December 14, 2012

It’s been a case of the apprentice showing the masters on the opening day of the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island with Great Britain’s 22 year-old Ben Saxton scoring two bullets. With an average age of 23 among the four crew on the SB20, Bango Powered by SLAM, the youngsters wo...

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Results: Day 1 (Provisional) December 14, 2012

Day 1, 2 races, results here...

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Video: Onboard footage from Team Russia’s training session December 12, 2012

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Final countdown to the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island December 12, 2012

The UON SB20 World Championships will get underway at Hamilton Island this Friday when 42 crews representing nine countries meet for the opening bout in the Whitsunday Islands, at the edge of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. Up to three races have been scheduled daily through to the deciding da...

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School’s out for Aboriginal crew at the 2012 UON SB20 World Championships December 10, 2012

Four Aboriginal school girls who up until four months ago didn’t know port from starboard are competing at this week’s UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island. Recognised West Australian sailor, Paris Stowell, has coached the four Perth high school students and will take the helm of t...

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Video: UON SB20 Sailing Sapphires December 8, 2012

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Sailing Instructions Published December 2, 2012

The Sailing Instructions for the UON SB20 World Championships have been published. 2012 UON SB20 Worlds Sailing Instructions Please  also note that 2 further amendments to the Notice of...

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UON SB20 World Championships entries closing November 28, 2012

Sailors planning to contest the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island next month have until 5pm this Saturday, December 1, to submit an online entry. So far the event has attracted a classy fleet of 30 plus with final applications expected to take the tally to 45 one-design sports boats...

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Harry’s lasting legacy at the UON SB20 World Championships November 22, 2012

A friendship spanning more than three decades and the globe, and a promise, will bring together a very special entry for this year’s UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island, December 12 - 20. In October last year UK sailor Andy Oddie flew from London to Sydney to attend the funeral for ...

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One month until UON SB20 World Championships entries close October 31, 2012

1 November 2012: Today marks one month to the close of paperwork for this year’s UON SB20 World Championships when an extraordinary line up of Olympians and sailing world title holders in the SB20 and other classes will rendezvous at Hamilton Island. The 2012 UON SB20 World Championships will b...

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Champion international line up for UON SB20 World Championships October 15, 2012

Buoyed by their success at the recent SB20 European Championship, Team Russia, helmed by Rodion Luka, will join international compatriots including current SB20 world champion Geoff Carveth (UK) for the class’ world title at Hamilton Island, December 12-20. The 2012 UON SB20 World Champ...

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UON Branded SB20 Spinnaker Offer September 2, 2012

In conjunction with UON, Sportsboat World and Oceanburo the UON 2012 SB20 World Championship event is offering an opportunity for competitors to purchase a new SB20 Class spinnaker at a discounted price. The spinnaker will carry the UON logo printed on its surface ( note the logo is screen printe...

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Container packing manual published July 31, 2012

Competitors will be pleased to see that the exact container packing instructions for the UON SB20 World Championships 2012 have been published. Our thanks to Rod Jones of Oceanburo for providing this detailed information. Read More

Shipping booking deadline extended July 12, 2012

The booking deadline for shipping for the UON SB20 World Championships 2012 has been extended until: 12th August 2012 If you are still planning to compete at the Championships and have not yet booked your shipping, please get in touch a.s.a.p. to give us an update of your pla...

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Entries open for 2012 UON SB20 World Championships July 2, 2012

The online entry process for the 2012 UON SB20 World Championships is now open! Please complete your online entry here Please also note that subsidised shipping bookings close on 1st ...

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Updated Shipping Advice June 6, 2012

Published 6th June 2012 Please note that the Shipping Advice for the UON SB20 World Championships has been update. The new advice is published below. 2012 SB3 Worl...

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Replacement Notice of Race May 28, 2012

Please find attached a replacement NOR for the 2012 World Championships, published on 18 May 2012. 2012 UON SB20 Worlds NOR Read More

UON SB20 World Championships Notice of Race & Shipping Advice May 17, 2012

The Notice of Race and finalised Shipping Advice for the 2012 UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia are now published. Entries to will open on 1st July 2012. Read More

Shipping Advice April 16, 2012

Please be advised that the previously published Shipping Advice is no longer valid. A new document will be published imminently. We appreciate your patience. Thank you....

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Notice of Race and Shipping Information Published March 27, 2012

Please find in this page the Notice of Race and the Shipping Information for the 2012 Laser SB3 World Championships in Hamilton Island, Australia. A huge amount of work has gone into collating this information, our thanks to Rod Jones and the team at Hamilton Island for all of their work so far. ...

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Pre World Championship Warm Up Event February 19, 2012

Just a quick post to highlight that the Australian Event Calendar has a Pre World Championship event scheduled at Hamilton Island from 8/9 December 2012. This would provide an excellent opportunity for foreign teams to arrive in Hamilton Island early to train at the Championship venue, as well as...

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News update: Laser SB3 Worlds 2012 (February) February 15, 2012

Please see below the update from Rod Jones in Australia regarding the 2012 World Championships. If you have any questions that you'd like us to put to Rod, please e-mail them to me by 6pm on Sunday 19th February. Accommodation Its worth checking Read More

News update: Laser SB3 Worlds 2012 (January) January 2, 2012

Rod Jones provides an update on planning progress for the 2012 Laser SB3 Worlds. Weather If we had been at Hammo this year we’d have had a great regatta. I’ve attached the Met observations from Hamilton Island airport for December , and highlighted the days of the regatta. O...

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Who’s coming to sail in paradise? October 25, 2011

Below you will find the official update regarding the 2012 Laser SB3 World Championships in Hamilton Island, Australia. Laser SB3 World Championships 2012 Who...

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