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McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Final day's action and Interviews By Oliver Hartas, , 9:02 PM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
Oliver Hartas compiled this video of the Final Day of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds completed on Friday in fresh winds at Sorrento, Melbourne. Features all the action, crashes, and interviews with some of the top sailors at the regatta, plus some of the stars from other areas of the sport who competed. ...

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 - NOR published By Event Media, Phuket , 10:45 AM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
The Notice of Race (NOR) for the 11th Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina, set to take place 30th April to 4th May 2015 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand, is now available. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Glorious Day 4 By RLIR 2015, , 10:18 AM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 13th Royal Langkawi International Regatta day four was another glorious day of sailing as the fleet set out to 1.2 miles up the West Harbor, on a windward/leeward course. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet on the Monsoon trail By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:42 AM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
The Monsoon is back and the fleet has finally started to move. The time the crews were drifting for almost three days in the Bay of Bengal, the biggest bay in the world, will not be forgotten and the memories of zephyr sunsets, hot nights and glazy waters will remain in their memories. ...

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - From one hemisphere to another By Marion Cardon, , 6:40 AM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
The second major event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters championship, the Barcelona World Race has certainly fulfilled its promise in the two weeks since it set sail. Never before has the pace been so high and the fleet so evenly matched for this double-handed round the world race starting out from Barcelona. ...

Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena puts on cloak of invisibility By Barcelona World Race Media, , 7:40 PM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
This morning one of the two leading boats of the Barcelona World Race, Neutrogena, put on their cloak of invisibility and disappeared from the view of the competition and the public from 0900hrs UTC. Whilst racing neck and neck alongside rivals Cheminées Poujoulat, only a matter of five miles away after 16 days of racing ...

Musto 2015 Etchells Australian Championship – Highlander By John Curnow, , 1:42 PM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
‘There can be only one!’ Indeed McLeod, and the Musto 2015 Etchells Australian Champion is Triad – John ‘JB’ Bertrand AM, Billy Browne and Jake Newman. Well done! Alas it is not the first, but more like the eighth time that JB has won the crown. Some have been with this particular crew and on other occasions, it has been with other luminaries, such as Andrew Palfrey and Grant Simmer. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Final day images by Alex McKinnon By Alex McKinnon, Sorrento , 11:07 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
Melbourne based photographer and videographer, Alex McKinnon, was on the water again for the Final day of the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds at Sorrento. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta: Coastal Cruising By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Langkawi, Malaysia , 9:05 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
It was ‘business as usual’ in the weather department this morning, with a pleasant 12kts from 065 blowing down Bass Harbour. Oi! demolished the after-breakfast windward-leeward in a mere 35 minutes and looked around for the next mouthful. When everyone else in the racing divisions had finished as well, the RO sent them off southwest down and out of the harbour ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Images from Teri Dodds By Teri Dodds, Sorrento , 8:27 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
The Moth Worlds have come to an end, with probably the most testing conditions for the Gold fleet. With big breeze, tidal flow and choppy seas there were very few competitors who didn't take a swim. Congratulations to New Zealand's Peter Burling who took the title with relative ease, and adds to his world championships tally, in his specialist 49er class. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta: It’s all about the scenery By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Langkawi, Malaysia , 8:00 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
Windward-leeward courses in Hong Kong and windward-leeward courses in Phuket look pretty much the same. Which is why a number of people have remarked recently that more differentiation between regattas would be a good thing. Windward-leewards look pretty much the same in Langkawi too, so today the fleet was sent off on an Around the Island Race to soak up a bit of coastal scenery ...

McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2015 - Burling wins in style By Di Pearson, McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds, , 7:57 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
Peter Burling (NZL), who turned 24 on January 1, leaves Sorrento tonight with the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship title, hosted by the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) in Victoria. 'I‘m stoked,' was all Burling could get out, as he sprayed and was sprayed with champagne after stepping ashore at Sorrento just after 3.15pm local time today. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 - Day 3 + Video By RILR 2015, , 5:22 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
The Round the Island Race, one of the most popular races of the regatta, took place today, Race Day 3 of the 13th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 in North Easterly winds gusting up to 25 knots. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Burling wins world title in a gallop By Richard Gladwell/, , 4:40 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
New Zealand sailing prodigy, Peter Burling, has won the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds in Sorrento, Melbourne. Sailing in conditions at the top end of the range for the foiling singlehander, Burling finished sixth in the first race of the day, and won the title with a race to spare. ...

Int'l 14 World Champs - Podium places assured as final day blown out By Tracey Johnstone, , 4:31 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Int'l 14 World Championship - A brutal north-wester blew across Corio Bay this afternoon forcing the abandonment of the final race in the 2015 International 14 World Championships being held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. With yesterday’s results awarding the 2015 world title to Britain’s Glen Truswell and Sam Pascoe, today was going to be all about the battle for second and third place. ...

Kaenon + Zhik Interview: Peter Burling - 2015 Moth Worlds, Day 6 By Oliver Hartas, Sorrento , 3:42 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
Oliver Hartas, was onshore during the break in racing on the Final Day of the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds and filed this interview with the now new World Champion, Peter Burling ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Burling unbeatable for title By Richard Gladwell/, , 2:56 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
Provided only one race is able to be sailed before the limit of 3.00pm, then Emirates Team NZ's Peter Burling has won the 2015 World Moth Championship. With one race being attempted to start Burling goes into the race with a 9pt advantage over Artemis Racing's Nathan Outteridge (AUS). ...

I14 World Championships - Second and third places still up for grabs By Tracey Johnstone, , 2:17 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
The final race of the 2015 I14 World Championships plays out today on Corio Bay, Geelong, with second and third place still to be decided. ...

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Heartbreak for Hugo Boss By Barcelona World Race, , 2:00 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
After leading the Barcelona World Race since the first full day of racing, for most of 14 days and having recently extended their lead on the water to what the skippers estimated to be around 60 miles, pre-race favourites Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes on their IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss, were dismasted on last night (Wednesday) in the South Atlantic ocean in relatively moderate wind conditions. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Great sailing - Predictwind - Day 6 By Richard Gladwell, , 12:21 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
The 158 strong fleet at the McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds can expect champagne sailing conditions for the final day of the regatta. The latest weather data, analysed by Predictwind shows a the breeze coming out of the West initially and then swinging SW at a strength of 10-15 kts for Day 6 of the regatta. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Interviews and action from Day 6 By Oliver Hartas, Sorrento, Melbourne , 10:52 PM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
Hartas Productions features a six minute video taken on Day 6 of the Finals for the Worlds, on Thursday. Oliver Hartas was on the shore and water shooting in High Definition as the foiling Moths did their thing in 25kt winds and flat seas. ...

Musto 2015 Etchells Australian Championship – Six shot… By John Curnow, , 1:38 PM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
Just like a fully loaded revolver cartridge. However, and with another day to run, there is the chance of two more bullets. That would make it more akin to a clip from a Glock in the end. So for some crews and with a packed top six, you can bet they are all waiting for the gun to fire tomorrow. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 - Day two + Video By RLIR 2015, , 12:19 PM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
All yachts headed out to the open sea of the Coastal Course on Race Day two of the 13th Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) 2015. Having secured Race one and two of the regatta on the first day, the Principal Race Officer (PRO) charted the courses for three races for the Racing, IRC-1 and IRC-2 classes, while all other classes raced twice on Day two. ...

Neil Pryde retires as head of Pryde Group By Pryde Group, , 11:51 AM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
Pryde Group, an international sports group, announces the retirement of founder and Chairman Mr. Neil Pryde effective January 1, 2015. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Burling - 'Just a standard Mach 2' *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 10:23 AM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
With a hat-trick of wins on the penultimate day of the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds, Peter Burling decimated the 80 strong Gold Fleet, and few would bet against him finishing the job on Friday. Despite his success, the points system used for the regatta has kept his great rival in the Olympic skiff event, Nathan Outteridge (AUS) very much in the viewfinder, and the 2012 Olympic Gold med ...

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