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A Class Catamaran Australian National Championships - Overall report By Robert Griffits, Lake Cootharaba , 7:36 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
After six races, we are half way along the proposed schedule of twelve races at the A Class Catamaran National Championships at Lake Cootharaba. A fleet of 50 boats are competing, with numbers down a little this year due to a clash with the International Moth Class Australian and World Championships in Victoria. ...

Go on a submarine adventure in a special family fun day at the museum By Jude Timms, , 3:18 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum is all about underwater exploration with its brand new children’s adventureland, Voyage to the Deep. And to celebrate it is inviting families to a special submarine family fun day inspired by the exhibition and its resident submarine HMAS Onslow on Sunday 18 January. ...

Moth World Championship: Outteridge prepares for showdown at Sorrento By Di Pearson, , 2:24 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
The Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) has received a record 165 entries for the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship due to be sailed in the popular seaside town of Sorrento from 9-16 January, 2015, on Port Phillip. Among the entries is defending world champion Nathan Outteridge, the 2012 Olympic 49er gold medallist and America’s Cup skipper for Artemis Racing ...

Go on undersea adventure in theatre show at National Maritime Museum By Jude Timms, , 2:01 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum invites families to enjoy a brand new theatre show, Captain Nemo’s Nautilus, inspired by its new children’s adventureland, Voyage to the Deep. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Ian Walker grilled by Pakistani Navy - Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 10:03 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper, Ian Walker, got interrogated by the Pakistani Navy, as the Volvo Ocean Racer passed by Pakistani territorial waters. On Board Reporter, Matt Knighton, caught the exchange on video ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng holds lead along Iranian Coast By Sail-World, , 7:25 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race update as of 1900 UTC on January 5, 2015: The fleet is tightly packed as they painstakingly head on a reach east, along the coast of Iran towards Pakistan. The southwesterly breeze varies from 6 to 10 knots. Dongfeng are still out in front by 4.5 nautical miles, but have not managed to pull away as the back of the fleet pushes hard and catches up in the game of snakes and ladde ...

2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 World Championship - Reputation intact By Jane Moffat, McCrae Yacht Club , 7:00 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds final day promised close racing and drama as any of the top four boats were placed to take the title. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One two for Henri Lloyd By Henri Lloyd, Sydney , 6:55 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
It was an epic battle right from the starter’s gun with Comanche, the new and very sexy US built 100-foot supermaxi, leading the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet out of the heads in record making speed. ...

Sabre Nationals - Tight finish on final day By Mark Soulsby, Adelaide , 6:48 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Sabre Nationals - After some extreme weather fluctuations after New Years day, which resulted in near drifter conditions and the abandonment of the race on the 2nd January, the fleet then experienced on the following day, a strong south westerly front hit the fleet halfway up the first beat. The wind increased suddenly from around 10 knots to 20-25 knots and kept increasing with some gusts record ...

Barcelona World Race - At the Canaries By Barcelona World Race, , 6:00 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race twenty four hours ago when he and his Spanish co-skipper Pepe Ribes were slowed by light breezes, Alex Thomson joked that patience is one virtue he lacks. The Hugo Boss duo, leaders of the Barcelona World Race by 25 miles this Tuesday afternoon, have made a useful short term gain by passing east ...

Sail-World - New Media Sales opportunity By Jedda Murphy, , 4:29 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT, founded in Australia in 2000, is the largest sailing news network in the world, with 19 sites serving news to over three million visitors a year. An opportunity exists for an active racing sailor to fill a new position as a commission only Sail-World media sales person, preferably in Sydney. ...

Memorable 70th edition of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race + Video By Regattanews, , 12:38 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
At a memorable 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race two yachts with a shared history claimed the main prizes. Driven by facing her most fearsome opponent in years, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI made history by claiming a record-breaking eighth line honours victory. ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Images from ashore at Sorrento By Sail-World, , 12:02 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Top international photographer, Thierry Martinez was on the beach at Sorrento, Melbourne to capture the shore-side action ahead of start of the 2015 Int Moth Worlds on Port Phillip. ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Images from Practice Day at Sorrento By Sail-World, , 11:09 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Top international photographer, Thierry Martinez was on the water at Sorrento, Melbourne to capture the action ahead of start of the 2015 Int Moth Worlds on Port Phillip. ...

ASBA Sports Boats Take to the Harbour *Feature By Darren Spence, , 10:13 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Like kids in a candy store, sailors from around the country will be taking to Sydney Harbour over the coming four days for their 2015 National Titles. Being conducted from the Cruising Yacht of Australia (CYCA), the eighth ASBA National Titles has produced one of the largest fleets in arguably the most photogenic location. ...

55th 12 Foot Skiff Interdominion Championship - Aussies hold lead By Di Pearson, 12ft skiff media, , 10:03 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
55th 12 Foot Skiff Interdominion: The Sydney Sailmakers crew of Nick Press-Andrew Stevenson continues to make light work of the 12ft Skiff Interdominion with a win and a second place on Sydney Harbour today, but the top Kiwi crews of Little Bus (Chris Reid-Andrew Clarke and C-Tech White, Alex Vailings-Fraser Brown proved a force to be reckoned with. ...

Prince Philip Cup 2015 - Ingate takes the lead in Dragon Champs By David Staley – Sailing Manager, , 9:00 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Prince Philip Cup: Fellow RSYS sailor Wolf Breit in 'Shapes' trails Ingate by one point after leading yesterday. Today’s breeze was rock steady at 190 degrees all day, building from 8-10 knots for the first start to 13-14 knots for the last run. The sun was shining, the waves were moderate. 'Just perfect racing conditions – you couldn’t ask for more', said Robert Campbell (GBR) after racing today. ...

Prince Philip Cup Australasian Dragon Championship - Ingate leading By Peter Campbell, , 8:49 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
In the prestigious 2015 Prince Philip Cup on Melbourne’s Port Phillip, arguably one of the oldest one-design class yachtsmen in the world, 88-year-old Gordon Ingate is showing he is still a remarkably talented helmsman by today sailing his International Dragon class yacht Whimsical into the overall lead. ...

ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds: Day 4 - All Change at the Top By Jane Moffat, McCrae Yacht Club , 8:18 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Day 4 at the 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 World saw the leader board change again and after eight races it’s down to the wire with the top four boats all in the running to take the title. ...

2015 Musto Performance Skiff World Championship - Day 1 By Rick Steuart, Perth , 8:17 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Thirty eight boats came to Perth to compete for the Nationals and World Championships and they were entranced by the laid back atmosphere offered by their host club, the Mounts Bay Sailing Club. Internationally recognised Race Officer Andy Curnow assembled a great team to look after both the nationals and worlds and by the time that the nationals were finished ...

2015 Tasar World Championship - Race three and results By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 7:50 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Tasar World Championship - A light north westerly 'sea breeze' started to fade late in Monday’s race three of the Tasar 2015 World Championships, which had a re-start due to a lot of boats being a bit too keen to get going. Although it was light conditions, the flat water allowed for some good boat speed with some big gaps between the leading boats. ...

Zhik Australian 49er Championships - Joel Turner and Lewis Brake win By Bronwen Hemmings, , 3:45 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Based at Jervoise Bay, Western Australia, the 2014-15 Australian 9er Championships conducted five days of Olympic class sail racing. Southport Yacht Club were represented by Joel Tuner and Lewis Brake, competing in the 49er class. With five days of strong competitive racing, the crew of Why Seas won 10 of the 15 races finishing the championships on top in first place (first). ...

Int'l Cadet Australian champs - Tasmanian Cadet sailors win By Peter Campbell, , 3:12 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Hobart’s Sandy Bay Sailing Club team has won the prestigious Tillett Trophy at the International Cadet Australian championships which ended at Port Lincoln in South Australia yesterday, with the national title going to Victorians Julian Sasson and Mischa Suda in a last race duel with the Tasmanian crew of Sam Abel and Hugo Allison. ...

Man escapes burning yacht on Shoalhaven River By Ken McManus, , 2:45 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
A man has been taken to Shoalhaven Hospital this morning after escaping from a burning yacht on the Shoalhaven River on the NSW South Coast. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind reveal more detail of program *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 10:59 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Last Friday, when it became known that Team Vestas Wind had made a decision to rejoin the Volvo Ocean Race, the team and primary sponsors, Vestas Wind and Powerhouse called an international media conference in Abu Dhabi, with a series of invited international sailing media online. ...

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