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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 4 - Nervy but excited competitors By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:59 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2014: Nervy but excited competitors and photographers are rubbing their hands. Rattling rigging rather than yesterday’s fluttering flags can be heard around Sandringham Yacht Club on day four. It’s the penultimate day of the qualification series for the Olympic classes and joining the world cup competition on a white-capped Port Phillip. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Skippers Media Conference *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 5:54 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
Racing has been cancelled in the Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney due to strong winds. After the cancellation the skippers held a media conference which Nic Douglass recorded and can be heard on her Adventures of a Sailor Girl channel below. Tomorrow and the rest of the regatta we will carry video coverage and replays for Days 2, 3 and 4 ...

Festival of Sails - Classy fleet is taking shape By Lisa Ratcliff, , 5:25 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 Festival of Sails - A classy rating series fleet is taking shape for Victoria’s longest running annual sporting event, the Festival of Sails regatta January 17-26, 2015. ...

PSA 12 Days of Christmas - Day 6 By PSA Sailing, , 4:27 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
Day Six of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas and the offer is 10% off Turbo parts. ...

Etchells 2015 Australian Championship – Look out for the ‘newbie’ *Feature By John Curnow, , 3:08 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
In Etchells terms, a dozen years still means you can call yourself a bit of a newbie. Chris Hampton does, but it is a little more self-effacing than completely accurate. This ‘newbie’ already has a string of impressive results on the scoreboard. They’re made all the more so by the fact that Chris had never sailed before joining the Etchells family and his only boats since have been Etchells. ...

NSW 12ft Skiff Championship prepares Aussies for Interdominion By Di Pearson, , 1:59 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
In the closest of shaves, Nick Press/Andrew Stevenson (Sydney Sailmakers) won the NSW 12ft Skiff Championship defeating Brett Hobson/Brad Phillips (Garde) by one point to take the title ahead of the 12ft skiff Interdominion to be sailed on Sydney Harbour in the early New Year ...

2014 CYCA Trophy Series - Wild Oats XI takes to the water By Di Pearson CYCA Media, , 1:24 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
Solas Big Boat Challenge (SBBC) winner, Wild Oats XI, will take to the water for her final Rolex Sydney Hobart limber up, joining 30 others in the two-day CYCA Trophy–Passage, starting Saturday near Shark Island at 11.00am. ...

Australian Melges 24 Regatta Series overall By Hamish Nicol, Adelaide , 7:17 PM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
Vostok-Europe's Australian Melges 24 Regatta 2014: Day one was forecast to be weather more typical of late Spring with strong breezes expected to swing southerly through the afternoon building wave height to create the perfect conditions for this exciting one-design class. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Turtled and Jelly-Fished on day three + Video By Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, , 12:00 PM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: The late session arrived to rig up when the bulk of the early session still had the park brake on, drifting around on Port Phillip until their class AP flag eventually came down. By late afternoon racing really got funky in the 14 knot south sou’easter and the mood and momentum on the water shifted correspondingly. ...

ISAF SWC Melbourne - Australians battle it out on home waters By Cora Zillich, , 11:49 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne Australian Sailing Team’s Nathan Outteridge (NSW) and Iain Jensen (NSW) are in the lead of the 49er fleet after three days of racing. Team mates Jason Waterhouse (NSW) and Lisa Darmanin (NSW) are leading the Nacra 17, while Laser World #1 Tom Burton moved into first place in the Laser fleet after two days of racing. ...

ISAF Match Race Rankings – 10 December 2014 By ISAF, , 11:43 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Match Race Rankings: Canfield has been a mainstay at the top of the pack throughout the Alpari World Match Racing Tour whilst Ulrikkeholm claimed the overall title in the Women’s International Match Race Series. ...

Image Gallery - SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Clash of the Heavyhitters *Feature By Beth Morley, Sport Sailing Photography, , 11:01 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
On Tuesday the maxis and supermaxis that will contest the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart, in just over two weeks time, lined up on Sydney harbour for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge. Beth Morley of Sport Sailing Photography was on the water and provided this gallery of images from the day. ...

Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI: Latest attachment is making a difference By Rob Mundle, , 10:06 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Trials over recent days have left little doubt that the now lengthened retractable wing, which extends to leeward near the mast, is contributing to an increase in speed in light winds. Its benefits have already been proven in in stronger winds. ...

Day 5 of the PSA 12 Days of Christmas - Sail offer + Video By PSA Sailing, , 9:58 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
Day Five of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas and the offer is free sail numbers with any sail purchased. ...

Exciting prospects in 2015 for the Flying Phantom By Nicolas Felix, Saint Malo , 9:01 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
One year ago, the Flying Phantom One Design was presented to the public during the 2013 Paris Boat Show. The success was instantaneous with a unanimous, warm welcome from the press and the sailing community. ...

Comanche in the Solas Big Boat Challenge By Bruce Kerridge, Sydney , 8:46 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
Comanche in her pre-Hobart race outing on Sydney Harbour, December 9 2014. Images are provided by Bruce Kerridge. ...

2016 Vendée Globe: all lights are go By Vendée Globe, , 7:27 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
Vendée Globe 2016: As well as confirming the start date for Sunday 6th November 2016, we also learnt that around fifteen sailors are already certain to compete and that 20-25 were well advanced in their project. This press conference was also an opportunity for Sodebo and the town of Les Sables d’Olonne to announce that they have renewed their commitment to the race. ...

Wild Oats XI – 'The Swiss Army Knife’s' By Rob Mundle, , 4:43 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
While it wasn’t deployed when Bob Oatley’s supermaxi, Wild Oats XI claimed top honours in yesterday’s Solas Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour, the skipper and crew of the champion yacht feel that the recently fitted hydrofoil wing will give them something in reserve for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, starting on Boxing Day. ...

Two U.S. Champions on Sydney Harbour last Sunday By Frank Quealey, , 4:13 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
J.J. Giltinan champion (2002 and 2003) Howie Hamlin and U.S. 100ft Maxi Yacht Comanche were on Sydney Harbour last Sunday despite the horrendous storms which battered most sailing classes. ...

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Day 3 Previewed By Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, , 10:31 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup: The postponement flag is flying, but the 'gut feel' of the World Cup PRO Ross Wilson is the midday session will begin an hour or so later, and this will push the 3pm session start time out. An early morning three knots NNW wind has turned to a variable five knots from the south, forecast to reach up to around 15 knots during the afternoon along with the chance of showers. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Life onboard - Leg 2, December 9 + Video *Feature By Sail-World, , 9:50 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
The On Board Reporters on the six remaining boats in the Volvo Ocean Race report on Leg 2, December 9 - as they play follow the leader to the next waypoint before taking the more complicated course to the finish in Abu Dhabi: 'How many Legs have I won in the Volvo Ocean Race? I would say about eight? I’m not sure. I’d have to count again. But not enough however!' says Bouwe Bekking laughing ...

Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 0: Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 9:10 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. reports in from Sydney, Australia, before the first day of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...

Sail-World new format - Important first visit changes needed By Sail-World, , 9:01 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Sail-World is now live testing the changed website format. If you are using this format for the first time, please scroll to the bottom of the site and check that your region is set for your region and not some other. It can be correctly set up using the drop down boxes. Then go to the top, click refresh, and you should be away. ...

Day Five of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas By PSA Sailing, , 8:52 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Day Five of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas and the offer is free sail numbers with any sail purchased. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Three boats in a tight race to Abu Dhabi finish *Feature By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:23 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Brunel are just ahead in the race to win Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race and join Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing at the top of the leaderboard – but the sprint into Abu Dhabi still looks too close to call for sure. Bouwe Bekking’s (NED) Dutch boat was leading Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) by a mere 12 nautical miles (nm) at 0940 UTC on Tuesday with Ian Walker’s Azzam boat just 27nm fu ...

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