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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Everyone's in with a chance By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 3:55 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Sailors in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart should watch what they eat on Christmas day or they may well watch Christmas dinner all over again on Boxing Day. ...
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Comanche Designers talk before Sydney Hobart By Anne Guillard, , 3:25 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Launched in September 2014, Comanche resulted from the studies realised on the Macif and Banque Populaire Imoca monohulls, who finished first and second in the 2012 Vendée Globe. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - To Hobart in Style By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 2:01 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - There are two ways you can get to Hobart, there is the wet way - cold, noisy, perched on the rail dreaming of the next Mars bar - and there’s the Swan way, dry in the cockpit, savouring the aromas wafting from the fully equipped galley below. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Ken Read's notes on Comanche By Sail-World, , 1:37 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Twice Volvo Ocean race skipper and America's Cup helmsman, Ken Read, outlines the Comanche campaign to win the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Rio 100 - A supermaxi is reborn + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:07 PM Tue 23 Dec 2014 GMT
'New boats for old' seem to be a common catch cry on both sides of the Tasman, at present.' This year two supermaxis have gone into the building shed for major surgery and emerged as new boats. They will both be competing in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race and sailing in their first major offshore race since being born-again. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Team Vestas Wind being removed from reef By Sail-World, , 7:19 PM Tue 23 Dec 2014 GMT
24 days after the Volvo Ocean Racer, Team Vestas Wind ran aground, the boat was successfully removed from the Cargados Carajos Shoals. Vestas shore manager Neil Cox led the team that performed a complex and difficult operation with the utmost professionalism and diligence. ...
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Entries open for 2015 ORC Championship events By ORC Media, , 3:01 PM Tue 23 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 ORC Championship events: The Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announce that final approvals by national authorities have been made so that the Notices of Race and the entry process is now open for the 2015 ORCi World Championship in Barcelona, the 2015 Volvo Estonia ORC European Championship in Parnu, Estonia and the 2015 ORC Sportboat European Championship at Lake Balaton, Hungary. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Levelling the playing field By Danielle McKay, RSHYR media, , 8:14 AM Tue 23 Dec 2014 GMT
In the inaugural Corinthian Division of the Rolex Sydney Hobart there’s a sense among the crews competing for a win that it’s levelling a playing field that has been uneven for a while under the handicap system. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race video preview By regattanews, , 7:38 AM Tue 23 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 exclusive video preview. The 70th edition of this international sporting icon begins on Friday 26 December. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It's a Woman’s world too By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 5:29 AM Tue 23 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - In its early days, ocean racing was a very blokey thing - hard sailing and hard drinking - back to the wife and kids on a Sunday night after a weekend offshore - so it is an interesting fact that this year more young women than young men are doing their first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...
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Moth Worlds – Looping the loop *Feature By John Curnow, , 10:20 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
It is one of the other lines from the theme song of our little time with Terry Thomas and the gang. However, the real thing is that not only are the Moths quick, over the time since they began to get up on foils, the fleet has compacted up. Another crucial element to add, is that all craft also get a result, even if they do not complete all the laps. The latter is a lot better than a DNF. ...
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Rio 2016 - Super-bugs found in Rio sailing waters By BBC News, , 3:52 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
The 'super-bacteria' are usually found in hospital waste and produce an enzyme, KPC, resistant to antibiotics. Researchers found the bacteria in samples taken from Flamengo beach. Nearly 70% of sewage in Rio - a city of some 10 million people - is spilled raw into the waters of Guanabara Bay. The bacteria were found in samples taken from several locations along the Carioca river. ...
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Building the bridge from Optimist to Laser and beyond – with Byte C1 *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 2:05 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
‘We don’t expect children to ride adult bikes when they can’t touch the ground, so why do we expect them to sail adult boats when they can’t control as they should. We didn’t want this for our children so set about trying to develop a boat that addresses this problem. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 22 show By Sail-World, , 12:58 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 35th. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind images from the reef recovery By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:36 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. Shane Smart was sent to cover the recovery operation and filed these images ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovered from reef By Sail-World.com/nz and Volvo OR Media, , 10:11 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
The Volvo65, Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off St Brandon, on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. the yacht has been hoisted aboard a Maersk shipping line vessel, after being dragged over the reef and into the lagoon on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. ...
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Qingdao to continue as Asian ISAF Sailing World Cup venue By ISAF, , 8:35 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Qingdao, venue of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition, will host some of the world’s finest sailors for the third consecutive year from 14-20 September 2015 with the 2016 dates to be confirmed. Spots for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 27 October to 1 November 2015, will be at stake as well as World Cup bragging rights. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Will it be Bash and Crash? By Rob Mundle, , 5:03 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A bashing, crashing and punishing first night at sea could well decide the outcome in the race for line honours in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: USA's RIO 100 trains off Sydney Heads By Andrea Francolini, , 3:17 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Andrea Francolini was on the water with the US supermaxi, RIO 100 during offshore training session before the Boxing Day Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, and provided this gallery of images. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Weather early Xmas gift for small yachts By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 2:30 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The 117 yachts in the Rolex Sydney Hobart will face an early test this year, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasting a sharp 20 to 25 knot southerly change on Boxing Day afternoon not long after the start. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Hollywood focused on victory By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 2:14 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Just a few days out from Boxing Day and the buzz around the docks of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is that Ray Roberts is looking like a very good bet to win this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. ...
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Soldiering on in the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race By Danielle McKay, RSHYR Media, , 1:58 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - There’s no doubt the returned soldiers aboard Spirit of Mateship and Southern Excellence II are the kind of blokes you want around if things went horribly wrong – and for that matter, you want them for the good stuff too – because they are top blokes. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - The mental game + Videos By Barcelona World Race, , 5:43 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race: The challenges of racing as a duo, not just seeking to perform at the highest level over a period of 90 to 100 days but actually co-habiting in a small, confined space whilst also experiencing extremes of discomfort – wet, damp, tired, hot, cold, emotional and physical. Here Ken Way gives an insight into how he helps the relationship between the two skippers work. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Jim Clark's thoughts on Comanche's maiden race *Feature By Sail-World, , 12:01 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Comanche’s owner, Jim Clark concedes that a Rolex Sydney Hobart isn’t the ideal first race for such a big, complex machine, but: 'I am married to an Australian, and I’ve seen the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart a number of times. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Salt water therapy By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 7:03 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Warwick Sherman never really wanted to do the Rolex Sydney Hobart, he’d done plenty of ocean racing, but bashing his way across Bass Strait to get to Tasmania just didn't grab him. Perversely, all that changed when he was diagnosed with cancer. ...
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