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Volvo Ocean Race - Buffalo Gals (and Boys) go round the outside By, , 1:29 PM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA and Brunel are going round the outside, at speed. The four-boat fleet now sails almost directly to south of the two breakaway boats. They’re separated by 115 nautical miles and run almost parallel east at the moment. ...

Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - More than 80 keelboats entered By Peter Campbell, , 11:32 AM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta 2015 - More than 80 keelboats have entered for this weekend’s Crown Series Bellerive Regatta 2015, headed by Sydney Hobart racing yacht Cougar II, with off-the-beach entries expected to exceed 50 boats. ...

2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy: Invitation Race gets underway Friday arvo By, Sydney , 7:01 AM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
Racing in the 2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unofficial world championship for the 18ft class gets underway on Friday afternoon Racing for this year Championship starts at 3:00 tomorrow afternoon with the Invitation race sponsored by Mojo ...

Boat ramp sinking - You have to laugh By Mark Furler, , 3:55 AM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
A Sunshine Coast driver has had that horrible sinking feeling after his car went under water at a local boat ramp. ...

AIS Sport Performance Awards - Tasmanian yacht club honoured By Jane Gordon, , 3:18 AM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
At the inaugural AIS Sport Performance Awards (ASPAs) in Melbourne last night Wynyard Yacht Club, located on the north-west coast of Tasmania, has been rewarded for their contribution and work in their local area, winning the Community Club Award. ...

470 class Australian Championships - Day 1 By Bronwen Hemmings, , 2:37 AM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
Day one of the 470 class National Championships commenced on Wednesday 11th February, with the six time World Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist, Mathew Belcher and crew Will Ryan taking out the number one place in both races. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Going north to be faster south By, , 8:38 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Gonzalo Infante, VOR resident meteorologist in Alicante explains why Team SCA and Brunel have chosen to head north, now 150 nm from the leading pack. 'The first principle is that after the Luzon Strait, the new stronger breeze will come from the north. ...

Barcelona World Race leaders left on their own in the Pacific By Barcelona World Race Media, , 7:04 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race, with their long time rivals Neutrogena (Guillermo Alatadill and José Munoz), now heading to make a short pit stop in the south of New Zealand to repair their engine starter motor, leaders Cheminées Poujoulat are left on their own in the Pacific. ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 9 show By Sail-World, , 2:12 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 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 36th. ...

WMRT Monsoon Cup : Swinton struggles through sickness on Day 2 By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 1:26 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Keith Swinton struggled through sickness to notch up two wins and zero losses, on Day 2 of the Monsoon Cup sailed in Malaysia.The skipper of Team Alpari FX, along with bowman Ricky McGarvie, was struck down by a bug that saw them driven off to hospital after their matches were complete. ...

Nothing's quite like the 18 Footers. By John Curnow, , 10:21 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Put very simply, they are incredibly captivating. Always a thrill to observe with their huge speed and even bigger spills. Last Sunday they were out for the President's Trophy ahead of the 2015 JJ Giltinan, which kicks off this Saturday, February 14 and concludes on the 22nd. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Will they have a splitting headache? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:04 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Team SCA and Team Brunel split from the pack yesterday to head north in stronger wind and to avoid hitting the huge compression of the Kuroshio Current which runs south to north in the West of the North Pacific. The other boats have now followed suit. On the router the differences are still quite small ...

The Mojo Wine family set their sights on big 18ft Skiff Championship By Frank Quealey, , 3:56 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
One of the great strengths of 18 Footer Racing over its 120-plus history has been the family involvement on a competitive level and the support of family members from the unique spectator ferry provided by the Australian 18 Footers League. ...

America's Cup: Artemis Racing images from San Francisco By Erik Simonson, , 3:36 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Images of Artemis Racing's AC45 based in Alameda, San Francisco. Images provided by www.Pressure-Drop.US ...

Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy - Tasmanian designed Silicon Ship in action By Peter Campbell, , 2:21 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
The Tasmanian designed and built yacht Silicon Ship has won the Royal Hobart Regatta’s centenary race for the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, repeating the performance of the inaugural winner 100 years ago, the Tasmanian One Design class boat Weene on Hobart’s River Derwent. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Big waves, big decisions on Leg 4, Day 3 By and Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:21 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
They don’t call it life at the extreme for nothing. And the first 48 hours of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race have certainly lived up to that billing, pushing these sailors to their limits. ...

470 class Australian Championship - Mathew Belcher returns home By Bronwen Hemmings, , 4:59 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
The 470 class Australian Championship is being held on the Gold Coast. Staged from Southport Yacht Club’s Sailing Squadron, located on the Broadwater at Hollywell. ...

World Match Racing Tour: Wild Card wins three in Monsoon Cup Day 1 By World Match Racing Tour, , 2:59 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Monsoon Cup Malaysia, Pierre-Antoine Morvan’s Vannes Agglo Sailing Team is making the most of their Wild Card entry, winning all three of their matches on day one of the concluding event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Reigning World Champion Taylor Canfield and US One also took three wins from three, but Morvan’s performance is the greater surprise. ...

Paralympic Sailing 2020- IFDS responds to leaked document By, , 1:45 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Paralympic Sailing 2020 - ISAF DSC Secretary, Bernard Destrubé explains the situation…… IFDS is still awaiting the official report of IPC's decision on excluding sailing from Tokyo 2020. In the light of the quantity of outrageously false and damaging information circulating on Facebook and then via the Sailing Media, I cannot remain silent any longer. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Day 3 - The fast chase to Luzon + Video By NZL and Volvo OR Media, Auckland , 12:46 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Although the Volvo Ocean Race isn't well known for its drag racing heritage, the fleet is yet again in a pedal to the metal, flat out chase/race to the next landmass, being Luzon at the northern end of the Philippines. ...

Viper Sarasota Winter Circuit in sunny Florida - The wrap By Ed Padin, , 11:22 AM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Viper 640 Sarasota Winter Circuit - Amidst snowstorms and freezing rain in the northeast U.S., 15 Viper 640 sport boat teams made the trip south to sail in sunny conditions with green water. This was the final installment of the three-part Viper 640 Sarasota (FL) Winter Circuit that included weekend regattas in December and January. ...

Downunder Pro - Australian Formula Windsurfing Championships overall By Sean O'Brien, Belmont, Lake Macquarie, NSW , 11:08 AM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
For the third and final day of the Downunder Pro - Formula Windsurfing Oceanic and Australian Championships a short day on the beach for the races with a grim forecast which ended in racing being postponed for the day at 12pm finalised the results. Steve Allen took the event win ahead of Janis Priess from Latvia defending Australian champion Sean O’Brien. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Good news and bad news By Team SCA, , 4:00 AM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - We're off and on our way to sunny Auckland. The good news is we have wind (always useful when trying to get somewhere fast on a sailing boat), the bad news is there are waves, and lots of them. The sea temperature is relatively warm, (when it hits you in face, repetitively), and we're all in one piece, just! The bad news is there are waves, lots of them, short and sharp ones. ...

World Match Racing Tour - Mischief in Malaysia By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 3:36 AM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Overall victory in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour may be beyond their grasp, but there are a few hot teams with a serious prospect of winning the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia this week. ...

BIC Techno 293 One Design Class season highlights video By Patrik Pollak, , 3:04 AM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
The journey of the biggest windsurfing class in the world continues in 2015. The main focus of the class stays the same: fun and fair racing in a friendly atmosphere. ...

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