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NSW Governor to launch Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards By www.rotaryescawards.org.au, , 9:15 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
The Governor of NSW David Hurley is to be the patron of the new Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards which will be launched on Wednesday, March 4, at Government House, Sydney ...
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Barcelona World Race – 60 Days at Sea– Atlantic opens up for the fleet By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:28 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio. ...
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Queensland Laser Titles entice long range competitors By Michael Wilson, Brisbane , 5:14 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The Queensland Laser State Championship is being held this weekend seventh and 8th March at the Royal Queensland Yacht Club (RQYS) in Brisbane and in a display of strength from regional clubs the regatta is attracting entrants from all over the State. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Auckland - Media Conference and more By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:06 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Images from Auckland of the media conference on Sunday and prizegivings for Leg 4 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Iker Martinez returns to Mapfre as skipper By Volvo Ocean Race and Sail-World, , 1:22 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
At the media conference held the morning after the finish of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mapfre skipper Xabi Fernandez announced that regular skipper Iker Martinez will be back on board for the next leg and most of the remainder of the race. Fernandez had taken over the role, skippering Mapfre to a 4th place on Leg 3 and a win on Leg 4. ...
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Farr 40 One Design Trophy – Game changing race six By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 11:18 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
At the end of a short and intense Farr 40 One Design Trophy regatta on Sydney Harbour, the fleet beat the southerly burst moving up the NSW coast at 35 knots and Lloyd Clark’s Voodoo Chile beat the fleet by three points having taken Transfusion to the protest room, where both boats were disqualified from a game changing race six. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:48 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf. Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ...
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18 foot skiff 2015 Queen of Sydney Harbour crowned By Frank Quealey, , 7:13 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The annual Queen of the Harbour 18ft Skiff race took place on Sydney Harbour today and resulted in Gayle Beck being crowned the Queen of Sydney Harbour for 2015. ...
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Sonar Class has a new builder for Sonar By Bruce Kirby, , 4:18 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The International Sonar Class is pleased to announce that Shumway Marine, with the cooperation of designer Bruce Kirby has made arrangements to have the Sonar built by Rondar Race Boats in the U.K., with plans eventually to have the boat built on both sides of the ocean. The American Rondar facility is in Peabody, MA. Rondar, expects to launch its first Sonar in April. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA completes closest race in race history By Annaleisha Rae, , 3:40 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA arrived into Auckland, in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, March 1, just seven hours behind the winner of the leg, Mapfre (ESP) in the closest ever race leg. ...
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Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters By Jenny Barchfield, , 2:56 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:44 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:25 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ...
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Club Marine Series – Forget 50. Try warm and cool. By John Curnow, , 5:04 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Alas, one could only be talking about grey. So the former is that book and now film, and the latter refers to a section of the Pantone® Matching System for colours. On Saturday, Melbourne’s Port Phillip was both warm, as in muggy, and cool, as in lack of vibrancy due to the heavy cloud cover. Forget Dakota Johnson, what you had was more akin to the complete Dorothy experience... ...
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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - a British tradition By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 3:53 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Our favourite boat show in the whole world is the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. It is like no other, with a large percentage of eight to 15-year olds, with many young siblings often dragging their parents down the aisles. Its a dull overcast day in Lonon with rain showers, but inside the heated halls of the Alexandra Palace, the fabled 'Ally Pally' , around 5,000 visitors will gaze at touch and feel ...
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Eight minutes between Podium players as Spanish win VOR leg 4 By Volvo, , 12:10 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 - fleet arrives in Auckland and the winner is By Sail-world, , 11:08 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Mapfre took the gun, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was second and Dongfeng third. Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air over Auckland for 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided these images. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 - the fleet approaches Auckland By Sail-World, , 9:32 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ...
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Clark back on the bike at the Farr 40 One Design Trophy By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:15 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
On the opening day of the 2014/15 Farr 40 season’s stage two Aberdeen Asset Management One Design Trophy and stunning final day of summer in Sydney, four different crew combinations pulled off a win from five races. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 10 miles to Auckland finish By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:00 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Finish - Auckland - Live Video and Updates By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:21 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ...
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Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena crosses Cape Horn with 40 knots wind By Barcelona World Race, , 4:40 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. ...
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Barcelona World Race - At Cape Horn memories are made. and recalled By Barcelona World Race, , 2:04 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue ...
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Junior Windsurfing taking off at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron By Ryan Spring, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron , 5:01 PM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron has kicked off a brand new Junior Windsurf program. The aim of the program is to introduce kids to windsurfing and encourage an active participation in the sport and provide a safe, structured, social environment to pursue the sport on a regular basis. The courses fundamentals are to train and develop skills to allow kids to enjoy windsurfing in all its forms ...
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Finn World Masters Championships 2015 - Pre registration open By Robert Deaves, , 9:50 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
For the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece pre-registration is open. So far 130 Masters have entered. 2015 will be the first time the Worlds Masters have been held in Greece. ...
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