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Barcelona World Race - The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm and Le Cam By Barcelona World Race, , 2:10 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Legend has it that over 31 days during 1788 the HMS Bounty of Captain Bligh made just 85 miles while attempting fruitlessly to round Cape Horn. If they round Cape Horn as expected on Tuesday 24th February, Barcelona World Race leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam will have taken 31 days to race from the longitude of Cape of Good Hope to the most feared of all Capes. ...
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Geelong boat Phoenix wins Sydney 38 National Title *Feature By Teri Dodds, Pittwater, Australia , 10:05 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
It was one of those nail biting finishes, but eventually results came through and the team onboard Phoenix were rewarded for their long campaign with the National title win. In the final race, Old School took the win, with Phoenix crossing the line in eighth, frantic calculations were done on each of the boats. Phoenix pipped them my a mere one point. ...
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2014/15 Flying Eleven State Championships winners crowned By Alex South, Drummoyne Sailing Club , 6:12 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
In the 2014/15 Flying Eleven State Championships Zac and Jake Barnabas of Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club were today crowned Champions. The boys were only three times outside race places throughout the series, and confirmed their strong-hold this weekend, with two first and two second places. ...
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Sydney 38 Australian Championships - Final day images By Warwick Crossman, RPAYC Pittwater (Sydney) , 5:50 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Dinghy Fever Photography was out on the Palm Beach Circle today for the final day of racing at the Sydney 38 Australian Championships. Here are some images from the last two races. ...
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JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge By Bruce Kerridge, Sydney , 5:31 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images are produced by Bruce Kerridge. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums By Sail-World.com, , 2:44 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
'This is the Doldrums?!?' – questioned Dongfeng’s OBR Sam Greenfield on a note to our desk. 'We’ve had the fastest and wettest downwind conditions yet on this leg (or the last) during this morning’s romp through the Doldrums, hitting 20-24 knots SOG.' ...
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Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Ladies v ships and barges By John Curnow, , 1:33 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Conducted right up the top of Port Phillip in the area known as Hobsons Bay, there was always a chance of a good spectator crowd, even if the fleet size was smaller than the opening round. Cruise ships, car carriers, barges and tugs all were in operation in this busy segment of the watery expanse known in Melbourne simply as, The Bay. ...
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Sydney Yachts National Championship 2015 - Day 2 VVideo By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 10:43 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
It was a long and difficult day on the water for the Sydney Yachts National Championships fleet. Light winds and a long rolling swell made for very challenging sailing and resulted in only two races being held on the day. Phoenix came away as Boat of The Day. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7 By Frank Quealey, , 7:27 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Gotta Love It 7’s team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Trophy winners after the regatta concluded on Sydney Harbour today. The team had already secured the title before today’s race and skipper Seve Jarvin had become the most capped skipper and competitor in the championship’s 76-year history. ...
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Beneteau Oceanis 35 - The 3-in-1 Marvel By Beneteau, , 5:17 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Making its world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2014, the Beneteau Oceanis 35 is already making its mark in Australia, with a second place in its division on its first outing at the Festival of Sails, Geelong, Victoria in January. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 7 here - Live and then in Replay! By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:39 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Follow Race 7 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below. The race gets underway at 3.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ...
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No winners in Sydney Newcastle Yacht Race By Di Pearson, , 2:27 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Paul Clitheroe’s Balance came within five minutes of being the only finisher in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Ocean Point Score’s (OPS) from Sydney to Newcastle late Saturday evening in one of the most frustrating races in recent memory. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA goes out past the Golden Gate + Video By John Navas, , 1:50 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA, the America's Cup champions made a rare journey today to sail out past the Golden Gate. Last time an AC foiler went out into the tide ridden area under and beyond the Golden Gate Bridge was when Oracle Team USA pitchpoled their first AC72 in October 2012. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 6 By Michael Chittenden, Sydney , 12:11 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on the water again on Saturday for the penultimate Race in the 2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unifficial world championship of 18ft skiff sailing. Crews from three nations took the top three places. Gotta Love It 7 set a new record for JJ Giltinan Trophy wins - scoring her seventh title. ...
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Hobart Combined Clubs Long Race Series – Race 6 By Peter Campbell, , 3:48 PM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Hobart Combined Clubs Long Race Series - This summer of yacht racing marks the 30th season in which veteran Hobart yachtsman Don Calvert has raced his equally veteran Castro 40, Intrigue, on the River Derwent – and it could well be another winning season. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 6 interviews with Hamlin, Thurlow and Yamaha By Nic Douglass, , 11:17 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
After Race 6 in the JJ Giltinan Trophy, Nic Douglass caught up with several crews in the series - Team America, Thurlow Fisher and Yamaha. Today's video is a composite of interviews with the podium placegetters in Race 6: Team America (Howie Hamlin, Skip McCormack and Daniel Philips), Thurlow Fischer (Michael Coxon) and Yamaha (David McDiarmid). ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA report on their new foiler By Oracle Team USA, , 11:05 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA are undertaking a final testing session in San Francisco, prior to heading for Bermuda. The team is sailing a development AC45 which is one of their four one design AC45's which has been converted to a foiler. 'Two days in and the thing is nearly as quick as the AC72,' was the way sailor Joe Newton described the new foiling AC45. ...
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Performance Boating Sydney Yachts Pittwater Regatta - Day 2 By Lisa Ratcliff, , 10:12 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
For those awake around midnight last night, a 20 knot ENE gust through Sydney’s northern suburbs raised hopes for day two of the Performance Boating Sydney Yachts Pittwater Regatta. The reality was…well like night and day; another heavy cloud and high humidity fizzer to the east of Barrenjoey Headland and just two more race scores added. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Images from Race 6 by Christophe Favreau By Christophe Favreau, , 9:56 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Christophe Favreau was on the water for the sixth and penultimate race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy. Long time 18ft skiff sailor, USA's Howie Hamlin, showed plenty of spark to pull a race win in the very tricky conditions on Sydney harbour. ...
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Slow and steady wins Sydney to Pittwater Passage Race By Di Pearson, , 9:23 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
It was a case of slow and steady in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Grant Thornton Short Haul Series in the race from Sydney to Pittwater today, and Ian Guanaria’s patience was rewarded when his One More-No More was declared overall winner of both PHS and IRC classes. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 creates history as US wins Race 6 By Frank Quealey, , 8:39 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Despite finishing a disappointing eight place today, the Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage became the 2015 JJ Giltinan champions as a result of the brilliant start to the regatta with four consecutive race wins. The win gave the Gotta Love It 7 team their record seventh JJ Giltinan Trophy ...
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Barcelona World Race - Closing fast By Barcelona World Race, , 4:30 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Who knows if the second placed crew in the Barcelona World Race, Guillermo Altadill and Jose Munoz have recently used the official scheduled reports to pinpoint the position of their nearest rivals GAES Centros Auditivos? But with the two IMOCA Open 60s seeming to be on converging courses in the South Pacific, just 16 miles apart this afternoon ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 6 here - Live and then in Replay! By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:07 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Follow Race 6 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below. The race gets underway at 4.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ...
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America's Cup: Parties given until today to file on AC45 arrest claim By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:22 PM Fri 20 Feb 2015 GMT
America's Cup champions, Oracle Team USA have been given a very short deadline for filing papers opposing the wages and bonus claim lodged on February 11, 2014 by crew man Joe Spooner. Spooner's claim was lodged under US maritime law which allows a vessel to be arrested if there are unpaid wages due to her crew. ...
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Sydney 38 Australian Championships - Race 3 images By Warwick Crossman, RPAYC Pittwater (Sydney) , 9:01 PM Fri 20 Feb 2015 GMT
Photographer Dinghy Fever was on the water at Sydney 38 Australian Championships, and provided this gallery of images from race three. ...
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