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Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 3: "Blowing the dogs of the chains"

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Day 3 of the Sailing World Cup in Melbourne was "one of those days". Crazy conditions with gust up to over 40 knots and windshifts of more than 100 degree made it almost impossible to get any racing in.

After all races were cancelled in todays first session for the Olympic and invited classes half through the scheduled racing, all competition was put on hold except the Formula Kite event which was the only class racing in the afternoon.

Despite several attempts of the race committee to set a fair course in the rough conditions, only one race was completed with Florian Gruber taking the bullet ahead of Martin Dolenc and Scott Whitehead. Following start attempts had to be postponed before the start due to windshifts and storm squalls, or in the end, abandoned as the wind shifted 90 degrees only seconds after the start.

After 13 completed races, Gruber is still in the lead with 11 points ahead of Martin Dolenc scoring 20 points and Ric Black in third with 37 points.

Racing continues tomorrow with another 3 races scheduled, before the 3 non-discardable medal races on Sunday and the crowning of the 2015 Sailing Wold Cup Melbourne champions.

HOW TO FOLLOW THE SAILING WORLD CUP MELBOURNE

RESULTS / ENTRIES
Entries for Sailing World Cup are available to view on the World Cup website here -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/sailorinfo/melbourne15_entries
.php and results will be available throughout when racing commences on 9 December here -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php

Invited Class entries can be found here-  http://www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com/sites/default/files/V28%20Invited%20Class.pdf  and results are available here -  http://www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com/2015-results-1.

LIVE TRACKING
The racing will be available to watch in 2D and 3D via the live tracking. Live tracking will be available when racing commences via -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php


Live Tracking via the Sailviewer-3D Tablet App will be available for devices with 7" or greater screens.
Click here to download the iOS Application -  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sailviewer-3d/id912801278

Click here to download the Android Application -  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stsportservice.sailviewer

COMPETITION STATUS

The Competition Status Screen feeds in straight from the Race Committee boats with the teams inputting data such as race times, course type, the status of each race and the plan moving forward. The competition status screen will be available when racing commences via -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php

PHOTOGRAPHY

High resolution imagery free for editorial usage will be available throughout Sailing World Cup Melbourne via -
 http://www.explorer-media.com/gallery/2015-Sailing-World-Cup-Media/G0000lY8DlLWRzxs/C0000qUgnTE9iC2c.
The password to download imagery is SWC-Melb-2015. For high resolution imagery please contact the media team below.

VIDEO

Check out some Adventures of a Sailor Girl from the opening

Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 3: World Sailing Youth Champs - Mythbusters
URL -  https://youtu.be/AsHUqrLeY-k

Embed - <iframe width="560" height="315" src="/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/AsHUqrLeY-k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 3: Scott Whitehead
URL -  https://youtu.be/RY5Hv7bWWxg

Embed - <iframe width="560" height="315" src="/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/RY5Hv7bWWxg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 3 wrap
URL -  https://youtu.be/vD50leWqqJM

Embed - <iframe width="560" height="315" src="/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/vD50leWqqJM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

More adventures...
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@SailorGirl218 - Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat


PRESS RELEASES

The International Sailing Federation will be releasing international press releases after racing throughout the duration of Sailing World Cup Melbourne. All the latest news and reports will be available to read here -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/news/index.php

For all Press Releases for the Sailing World Cup Melbourne click here.

MEDIA GUIDE

Click here for the Sailing World Cup Melbourne media guide.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtag of Sailing World Cup Melbourne is #SWCMelb
Follow the event on World Sailing's social networks:
Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/ISAFWorldSailing

Instagram -  https://instagram.com/isafworldsailing/
Twitter - @ISAFupdates
Follow the event on World Cup Melbourne's social networks
Facebook - www.facebook.com/ISAFSWCMelbourne
Twitter - www.twitter.com/SWCMelbourne
Instagram - www.instagram.com/isafsailingworldcupmelbourne

CONTACT
World Sailing Marketing and Media Department
Tel: + 44 2380 635 111
Fax: + 44 2380 635 789
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Scott Llewelyn, Springboard Media
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Kate Lathouras; Event Communications
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Editors Notes

Sailing World Cup
The Sailing World Cup is a world-class annual series for Olympic sailing. It is open to the sailing events chosen for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. Its centre piece is the Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The 2016 Sailing World Cup will consist of five regattas for all ten Olympic events and where possible, Formula Kite Racing. Qualification places for the Sailing World Cup final are up for grabs at each event. The final will bring together the top 20 boats in each Olympic event and an Open Kiteboarding event where the World Cup champions will be crowned.


2016 Sailing World Cup
Melbourne - 7-13 December 2015
Miami – 23-30 January 2016
Hyères – 25 April – 1 May 2016
Weymouth and Portland – 6-12 June 2016
Qingdao – 12-18 September 2016
2015 Final Abu Dhabi – 24-28 October 2016


View the World Cup qualification system here.

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About World Sailing

World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing.

World Sailing is made up of 139 Member National Authorities (MNAs), who are its principal members, and responsible for the decision making process that governs the sailing world.

There are currently more than 100 World Sailing classes, ranging from the small dinghy classes for young people up to 60 foot ocean racers.

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El Gouna confirmed to host a round for the 2016 Kiteboarding World Championships

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EG newFor the first time ever, El Gouna will play host for an international kiteboarding competition.

Well known for its perfect conditions, the El Gouna Orascom Kiteboarding Grand Slam will take place from March 20 to 27, 2016 at Elements - El Gouna.

The Freestyle and Big Air competition with a total of 50000 EUR prize money and 1000 points each for the 2016 Kiteboarding World Championships ranking will form an important part on the way to the 2016 World Championship titles and will attract top riders from all over the world.

Organized by Travel Trails Tours in cooperation with Kiteloop Egypt and supported by Oracscom, the Egypt Sailing and Waterski Federation and several state ministries, El Gouna is one of the new exciting venues counting for the 2016 Kiteboarding World Championships, with the World Champions in the disciplines of Freestyle, Big Air, Wave and Slalom being crowned at each disciplines final event of the season.

The complete schedule, Notice of Race, entry and qualifying conditions as well as the Rulebook for the 2016 season will be published in the first weeks of 2016, together with the all-new 2016 World Championships website and social media presence.

In the meantime, stay tuned at www.internationalkiteboarding.org

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Gruber defends lead after six more races at SWC Melbourne

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Fleet racing on windward-leewards was the call of the day in a building 15 knots breeze on day two of the Sailing World Cup in Melbourne.

Six races were completed with Gruber taking 4 out of 6. Martin Dolenc showed a strong performance in the final two races of the day, screaming down the final reach to the finish line overlapped with Gruber and taking the victory both times.

Sitting safely in third position is Ric Black from Australia.

The forecast tomorrow is calling for strong conditions with a building south-easterly wind expected to peak at around 30 knots in the later afternoon, which might leave the kiteboards being the only class sailing as the day progresses. Another three fleet races are scheduled for the first session, before the local kite community is called out for some demo foil racing after the completion of the official programme.

Everyone is invited to see us from 3pm at St. Kilda Beach to join in the informal racing. Bring your ID or driving license as deposit for the racing lycra and sign in, come out, and get your results in the evening.

Racing continues through to Sunday with 3 medal races scheduled.

SWC15-D1 Martin Dolenc 124

HOW TO FOLLOW THE SAILING WORLD CUP MELBOURNE

RESULTS / ENTRIES
Entries for Sailing World Cup are available to view on the World Cup website here -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/sailorinfo/melbourne15_entries
.php and results will be available throughout when racing commences on 9 December here -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php

Invited Class entries can be found here-  http://www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com/sites/default/files/V28%20Invited%20Class.pdf  and results are available here -  http://www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com/2015-results-1.

LIVE TRACKING
The racing will be available to watch in 2D and 3D via the live tracking. Live tracking will be available when racing commences via -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php


Live Tracking via the Sailviewer-3D Tablet App will be available for devices with 7" or greater screens.
Click here to download the iOS Application -  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sailviewer-3d/id912801278

Click here to download the Android Application -  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stsportservice.sailviewer

COMPETITION STATUS

The Competition Status Screen feeds in straight from the Race Committee boats with the teams inputting data such as race times, course type, the status of each race and the plan moving forward. The competition status screen will be available when racing commences via -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php

PHOTOGRAPHY

High resolution imagery free for editorial usage will be available throughout Sailing World Cup Melbourne via -
 http://www.explorer-media.com/gallery/2015-Sailing-World-Cup-Media/G0000lY8DlLWRzxs/C0000qUgnTE9iC2c.
The password to download imagery is SWC-Melb-2015. For high resolution imagery please contact the media team below.

VIDEO

Check out some Adventures of a Sailor Girl from the opening

Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 2: Hansen & Colley
URL -  https://youtu.be/CL1u2yDA0BA

Embed - <iframe width="420" height="315" src="/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/CL1u2yDA0BA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 2: Tom and Oscar Green -
URL -  https://youtu.be/dqsvrVSPhrc

Embed - <iframe width="420" height="315" src="/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/dqsvrVSPhrc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 2: Amelia and Pia
URL -  https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qasnk1hL5B0

Embed -<iframe width="560" height="315" src="/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qasnk1hL5B0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 2: Conway brothers
URL -  https://youtu.be/_976bU8lP0w

Embed - <iframe width="560" height="315" src="/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/_976bU8lP0w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 2: Lloyd & Elks
URL -  https://youtu.be/8XSTc5-khsg

Embed - <iframe width="560" height="315" src="/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/8XSTc5-khsg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 2 wrap
URL -  https://youtu.be/FF76KYeLuS8

Embed - <iframe width="560" height="315" src="/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/FF76KYeLuS8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

More adventures...
www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com
@SailorGirl218 - Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat


PRESS RELEASES

The International Sailing Federation will be releasing international press releases after racing throughout the duration of Sailing World Cup Melbourne. All the latest news and reports will be available to read here -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/news/index.php

For all Press Releases for the Sailing World Cup Melbourne click here.

MEDIA GUIDE

Click here for the Sailing World Cup Melbourne media guide.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtag of Sailing World Cup Melbourne is #SWCMelb
Follow the event on World Sailing's social networks:
Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/ISAFWorldSailing

Instagram -  https://instagram.com/isafworldsailing/
Twitter - @ISAFupdates
Follow the event on World Cup Melbourne's social networks
Facebook - www.facebook.com/ISAFSWCMelbourne
Twitter - www.twitter.com/SWCMelbourne
Instagram - www.instagram.com/isafsailingworldcupmelbourne

CONTACT
World Sailing Marketing and Media Department
Tel: + 44 2380 635 111
Fax: + 44 2380 635 789
Email: // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Scott Llewelyn, Springboard Media
0418 568 597 or
// This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Kate Lathouras; Event Communications
0403687887 or // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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