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Victorian Cat Championships - All or nothing By Jane Moffat, McCrae , 1:43 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Victorian Catamaran Championships 2014: Saturday delivered light winds with just one race completed, Sunday by contrast was a blustery day creating challenging conditions for the fleet, multiple capsizes adding to the spectators viewing pleasure. ...
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Harken International Youth MR Regatta - An exciting final day By Stephen Collopy, Newport , 12:33 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Harken International Youth MR Regatta - Milly Bennett (RPAYC) has defeated Harry Price (CYCA) in an exciting final day of sailing to be the first ever female team to win the Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship in it’s 22 year history. ...
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18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three By Frank Quealey, , 9:05 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Usual skipper Seve Jarvin and for’ard hand Sam Newton were joined in the team by James Wierzbowski for today’s race and led from shortly after the to defeat defending champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Dave Ewings) by 38s. Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) was a further 21s back in third place. ...
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Tasmanian Sailors of the Year announced By Peter Campbell, , 8:42 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Yachting Tasmania president Ron Bugg announced the awards at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, along with five new inductees into the Tasmanian Yacht Hall of Fame. Andrew Hunn, best known as co-owner-skipper of the Farr 40 Voodoo Chile in which he finished second in the 2014 Australian championship, also won the national titles for the MC38 and Melges 32 one design keelboat classes. ...
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RMSIR 2014 - first inshore races in Langkawi By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, , 8:25 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
'The SE Asian regatta that takes you to paradise'. Bill Bremner waxing lyrical? That’s a worry – but if Langkawi has that effect on salty sailors, maybe there is something in it. Yes, Langkawi really is a beautiful place, and after the ‘power shower’ getting here from Penang all sailors are looking forward to something a little less bruising – two days of inshore racing in Bass Harbour ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go? *Feature By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, , 8:24 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker) has had an eventful few days since the start in Cape Town on Wednesday. Their goal is to be first home in their home port of Abu Dhabi - six other boats willing. ...
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2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Bermuda shines By Talbot Wilson, , 7:15 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Take time to remember. It was mid-October, one week before the brilliant Sunday Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup and Bermuda was slammed by the second major storm in a week. Tropical Storm Fay - or was it Hurricane Fay by then— had hit Bermuda with a sneaky left jab only five days earlier. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart flavour to Morna Cup By Peter Campbell, , 4:09 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s historic Morna Cup had a distinct Rolex Sydney Hobart Race flavour about it yesterday, with Cup winner Ron Forster’s Ariel an entrant in the blue water classic and runner-up Minerva skippered by the Chairman of the Race Committee, Tim Cox. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 9:14 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
Brian Carlin, On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind reports on the delights of using the 'bathroom' while clocking along at 20kts plus in the Southern Ocean. ...
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RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman By RC44 Class Association, , 6:06 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
At the RC44 Oman Cup the 10 competing teams enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Racing started in a seven-knot north-westerly breeze which built steadily throughout the day. ...
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Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS By Brendan Maxwell, , 6:04 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview By ISAF, , 5:32 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2013 World Champion Florian Gruber is expecting the Open Formula Kiteboarding event to be the, 'strongest fleet this year.' ...
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2014 Harken Int'l Youth MR Regatta - ANZAC test between four finalists By Stephen Collopy, Newport , 1:09 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Harken International Youth MR Regatta - The last flight of the round robin was completed this morning with a surprise upset by Emma May (CYCA) defeating the event leader George Anyon (RNZYS) in light and shifty conditions. Also Harry Price (CYCA) completed his round robin defeating Sam McKay (RPNYC) which has pushed Harry up to equal first position with the teams from New Zealand. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:07 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
At the latest report, Volvo Ocean Race Control, reported Dongfeng Race Team as being the leader in the second leg to Abu Dhabi. Winds were reported to be 18-25kts, with Team Vestas Wind and Team SCA recording the highest boatspeed of 20kts. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' By ISAF, , 9:46 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. ...
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America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:32 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
San Diego sports journalist, Matt Calkins, has named one of the sources of comment that the 35th America's Cup will be held in the British Oversea Territory of Bermuda. Writing in the San Diego Union Tribune, Calkins claimed that San Diego Tourism Authority CEO, Joe Terzi, had told the U-T. ...
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2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos By Jessica Gray, , 6:43 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (GBR) was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ...
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Gary Smith inducted into Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame By Peter Campbell, , 5:33 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
Former World champion Fireball sailor and Olympic Flying Dutchman skipper Gary Smith, a member of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, has been inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean By Jonno Turner, , 4:54 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind’s Rob Salthouse perches perilously on the edge of his bunk, eyes fixed on a well-earned freeze-dried feast, steam snaking up towards his nostrils. ...
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Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:01 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The supermaxi Bakewell-White design, Rio100 (Manouch Moshayedi, USA) has won her first race, sailing in the Yates Cup. She finished at 7.30am on Saturday morning, followed by the Botin 80 Beau Geste 14 minutes later with the Volvo 70 Giacomo 67minutes later. See video in this story. ...
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Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist By Chris Yates, , 8:59 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The wind continued to blow on day four of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup to produce another action packed day in New Caledonia, as a further three races for the men and four races for the women were completed in 15-25 knot winds. By the end of the day Ben Van Der Steen headed to the top of the rankings after a near perfect display. ...
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RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by By RC44 Class Association, , 4:36 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The Oman RC44 Cup delivered another challenging sailing day for the fleet competing in the final event of the 2014 Championship Tour. Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Team Aqua was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA By Corinna Halloran, , 3:37 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
To summarize the last 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Race in one word: change. The weather, the water, the sails, and our bodies are all equally (and rapidly) changing. The first full day at sea, we have experienced what some trips see in a week—if they’re lucky enough. However, that said, change can also be frustrating. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The Indian Ocean spares no one! By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 3:31 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports on day three of Leg 2 for Team Brunel. Position: Fourth - Distance to Abu Dhabi: 4726. The Indian Ocean spares no one! The wind is blowing up to 28 knots from the southwest and the speedometer displays 24 knots. ...
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Viper 640 event at Lake Garda - 22-26th June 2015 By Stuart Bayliss, UK , 3:27 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
A new and exciting Viper 640 European Event in 2015 has been announced by Rondar Boats Ltd. Lake Garda is one of the great sailing venues and already there are signed up entries from the UK and Australia, with potential entries from the USA. It’s a serious sailing regatta and Italian holiday in one event! ...
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