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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race- Start Images by Crosbie Lorimer Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race- Start Images by Crosbie Lorimer After a week of belting winter westerlies in Sydney it seemed ironic that today’s lunchtime start After a week of belting winter westerlies in Sydney it seemed ironic that today’s lunchtime start of the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race was destined to be a zephyr fest. by Crosbie Lorimer Posted today at 11:55 am 32nd Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race sets sail 32nd Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race sets sail A fleet of 56 yachts set off from Sydney Harbour this afternoon as CYCA started 32nd Land Rover Sydney GC Yacht Race A fleet of 56 yachts set off from Sydney Harbour this afternoon as the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) started the 32nd Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in what initially light conditions. by Ross MacDonald Posted today at 10:37 am Remembering Vale Kirby O'Brien Remembering Vale Kirby O'Brien The J24 Class in Australia and Melbourne in particular have lost one of our dearest members. The J24 Class in Australia and Melbourne in particular have lost one of our dearest members. Kirby came to us around 2008 and quickly realised a love of sailing, crewing with Mike Lewenhagen and then chartering his boat when he went overseas, a gutsy move as she was still very new to sailing. by Simon Grain Posted today at 5:43 am Dorade arrives in Australia to kick off 'Dorade Down Under' Campaign Dorade arrives in Australia to kick off 'Dorade Down Under' Campaign The 86-year-old Sparkman and Stephens classic yacht Dorade made yacht racing history in the 1930s The 86-year-old Sparkman and Stephens classic yacht Dorade made yacht racing history in the 1930s and holds a competitive edge over its modern counterparts to this day. The 52-foot wooden yawl arrived in Brisbane earlier this week to begin putting her reputation to the test with its “Dorade Down Under” campaign. The ambitious program consists of seven races off the southern coast of Australia by Kirsten Ferguson Posted today at 4:07 am Fondation FDJ – Des Pieds et Des Mains win Tour de France à la voile Fondation FDJ – Des Pieds et Des Mains win Tour de France à la voile And they displayed their usual cool, calm and collected character today when the time came to seal the deal. The 25-mile race was held in light conditions over more than three hours, with the start and finish lines positioned right in front of Nice’s Promenade des Anglais and the Race Village. by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted on 28 Jul Yorkshireman to skipper PSP Logistics team in Clipper Yacht Race Yorkshireman to skipper PSP Logistics team in Clipper Yacht Race PSP Logistics specialises in project shipping, which includes large out-of-gauge cargo such as yachts and wind turbines. A former Royal Air Force Weapons Technician, Roy has spent the past decade working as a sailing instructor in both the UK and Germany. by Morgan Kasmarik / Clipper Ventures Posted on 28 Jul Oman Sail eye the podium in the Tour de France à la Voile super-final Oman Sail eye the podium in the Tour de France à la Voile super-final Going into the final two days of racing today (July 28) and tomorrow, Oman Sail is in fifth place overall. Going into the final two days of racing today (July 28) and tomorrow, Oman Sail is in fifth place overall, and only two points behind the third place team in what has proved to be a closely fought Tour. by Oman Sail Posted on 28 Jul Azzurra leads 52 Super Series after finishing third at Puerto Portals Azzurra leads 52 Super Series after finishing third at Puerto Portals The breeze kicked in a bit late and a bit light, 8 knots from the southwest that gradually built to 12. The final results saw the Turkish team aboard Provezza, helmed by Peter Holmberg, on the top spot of the podium for the first time. by Azzurra Posted on 28 Jul Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Final day images by Max Ranchi Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Final day images by Max Ranchi Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from final day of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from final day of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. by Max Ranchi Posted on 28 Jul Volvo Ocean Race unveils 10-strong squad of Onboard Reporters Volvo Ocean Race unveils 10-strong squad of Onboard Reporters The mixed squad of media professionals will tell the story of the toughest test of a team in professional sport The Volvo Ocean Race has unveiled a 10-strong squad of Onboard Reporters to tell the story of the toughest test of a team in professional sport. The group of Onboard Reporters for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 includes award-winning adventure photographers, extreme sports filmmakers, the documentary-making son of a Volvo Ocean Race legend by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 28 Jul Int Moth Worlds - Competition hots up in the Final Series Int Moth Worlds - Competition hots up in the Final Series The final series of racing at the 2017 McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds got underway today The final series of racing at the 2017 McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds got underway today in glamorous conditions on Lake Garda. The Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets were released just after lunchtime for four races each on two race courses. The Gold fleet left the shore about 1400 hrs to sail on the South course in warm sunshine and a 12 – 14 knots breeze from 200 degrees. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 28 Jul 52 Super Series – Turkish delight on the Bay of Palma as Provezza win 52 Super Series – Turkish delight on the Bay of Palma as Provezza win They led into final day with a cushion of 3 points courtesy of a first and a second place from yesterday’s 3 race day. Popular Turkish owner Imre has owned nine different Provezza race boats in more than 30 years of campaigning, dating back to IOR Admiral’s Cuppers and Two Tonners. by 52 Super Series Posted on 28 Jul Rooster RS Aero World Championships – Day 4 Rooster RS Aero World Championships – Day 4 The 96 sailors from 16 nations are becoming familiar with the wild rides and surfs on the Brittany coast. The 96 sailors from 16 nations are becoming familiar with the wild rides and surfs downwind through the waves on the Brittany coast. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted on 28 Jul Tasty conditions and thrilling racing at 420 Europeans on Day 3 Tasty conditions and thrilling racing at 420 Europeans on Day 3 The breeze was around 19-21 knots, gusting up to 25 knots when racing got underway. The breeze was around 19-21 knots, gusting up to 25 knots when racing got underway. As the afternoon unfolded, the breeze decreased, before returning to a challenging 20 knots. by International 420 Class Association Posted on 28 Jul Sydney International Boat Show opening soon Sydney International Boat Show opening soon The Sydney International Boat Show is returning fully to Darling Harbour for its 50th year. The Sydney International Boat Show is returning fully to Darling Harbour for its 50th year. It runs for five days from Thursday 3 August to Monday 7 August. by AAP Medianet Posted on 28 Jul All eyes on 2020 - Aussies lining up as Olympic campaigns commence All eyes on 2020 - Aussies lining up as Olympic campaigns commence Racing at 49er, 49erFX and Nacra Europeans begins on Sunday night (AEST) in Kiel, Germany with a strong fleet of Aussies Racing at the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra Europeans begins on Sunday night (AEST) in Kiel, Germany with a strong fleet of Aussies taking to the water to compete against some of the world’s best across all classes. A field of 98 49ers will contest the European Championship, with four young Aussie crews lining up in what looks to be a strong fleet. by Australian Sailing Posted on 28 Jul Hobie Wild Cat World Championship and Hobie 16 Europeans - Day 2 Hobie Wild Cat World Championship and Hobie 16 Europeans - Day 2 The second day of Hobie®Wild Cat World Championships sailors were treated to some excellent Hobie sailing conditions. The second day of the Hobie®Wild Cat World Championships , Hobie 16 Open Europeans and Hobie Tiger International Cup sailors were treated to some excellent Hobie sailing conditions. With the last races of the day sailed in an average of 18 knots with a gust of 22 knots. With a small swell running the sailors had some of the best downwind sailing conditions. by David Brookes Posted on 28 Jul America's Cup - It's just too damn hard to win - The Alternative Facts America's Cup - It's just too damn hard to win - The Alternative Facts Alan Sefton comments on a column that appeared yesterday in the NZ Herald Alan Sefton a long time and outstanding sailing and sports journalist, who was involved in Team New Zealand and its predecessor New Zealand Challenge covering the period 1987 to 2000 comments on a column that appeared yesterday in the NZ Herald and which has appeared in other online publications around the world. S-W NZ is advised that these comments were sent to the Herald who declined to run an by Alan Sefton Posted on 28 Jul 'Wild Oats XI' returns to ocean racing in Land Rover Sydney GC Race 'Wild Oats XI' returns to ocean racing in Land Rover Sydney GC Race Wild Oats XI, will return to competition tomorrow as a starter in 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast race. Australia’s most successful ocean racing supermaxi yacht, Wild Oats XI, will return to competition tomorrow as a starter in the 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast race. by Rob Mundle Posted on 28 Jul Tour de France à la Voile – Mixing it up in Marseille Tour de France à la Voile – Mixing it up in Marseille Today’s elimination stage and Super Final failed to dislodge the top dogs from their vantage points. A 13 – 16 knot westerly breeze, sunshine and blue skies accompanied the fleet as they fought tooth and nail throughout five qualifying races to gain a golden ticket to today’s Super Final. by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted on 27 Jul
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