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2015 J24 Australian National Championships - Day 1 By J24 Australia, , 4:04 AM Fri 9 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 J24 Australian National Championships - After a very stormy morning today following two 38 deg days previously that have had those preparing their boats spending unusually large amounts of time falling about with heat stress and consuming large amounts of water rather than beer, racing got going with a huge black wall of cloud to the north of the race track. ...

Australia Day - Celebrate at the National Maritime Museum By Jude Timms, , 3:28 AM Fri 9 Jan 2015 GMT
Don’t miss the Australian National Maritime Museum this Australia Day (26 January) for one of the best value days out in Sydney. To celebrate this special day, entry to the museum’s exhibitions and galleries will be free, with entry to its major attractions at the special price of just $5. ...

2015 Intl 14 World Champs - Jessica Watson provides friendly support By Tracey Johnstone, , 2:03 AM Fri 9 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Australia’s most famous young sailor, Jessica Watson, is in among the supporter crowd at the 2015 International 14 World Championships, being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club until the 16th January. ...

2015 International 14 World Championship - Day 2 By Tracey Johnstone, , 1:50 AM Fri 9 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - The second day of racing of the 2015 International 14 World Championship is shaping up to be a great day of competition on Geelong's, Corio Bay. The second race of the series is scheduled to start at about 2pm in a 10 to 15 knot southerly. ...

31st Impulse Australian Championships Keppel Bay Yeppoon By Publicity Officer Queensland Impulse Assosciation, Yeppoon , 9:47 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
The 31st Impulse Australian Championships were superbly hosted by the Keppel Bay Sailing Club, Yeppoon, Qld, between the 29th of December 2014 to the fourth of January 2015. ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Dean Barker updates on the Story So Far By Richard Gladwell,, , 9:42 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Emirates Team NZ skipper, Dean Barker, is one of five team members competing at the Int Foiling Moth Worlds. The World series is preceded by the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 Australian Moth Nationals. After heading out to the race course, the competitors were sent ashore due to lights winds. Beau Outteridge caught up with Dean Barker, to find out more about the situation ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Lord of the Wings makes late entry By Richard Gladwell,, , 9:26 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Rohan Veal, the double world champion in the Int Moth class has made a late decision to enter the World Championships, rather than be a spectator as planned. Known as 'Lord of the Wings', Lord did a lot of the initial development work on foiling moths and foiling in sail boats generally. However as he admits in this video, a lot has changed since he won his last world title seven years ago. ...

Tasar 2015 World Championships - A shark sighting! By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 9:24 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Thursday 8th January of the Tasar 2015 World Championships was scheduled to have two races during the afternoon, but only one race was completed due to a combination of unsuitable weather conditions and a shark sighting in the vicinity of the start line area. ...

Musto Performance Skiff World Championships - World Champion crowned By Rick Steuart, Perth , 9:19 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
In a south easterly that made it interesting for the mark laying team, let alone the RO, three races were sailed today. With more than 20 knots in the gusts, you would expect it to be choppy and hard to sail on, but the flat water that was on offer was taken up with gusto by the Musto sailors. Another day of Snakes and Ladders loomed. ...

Zippier sets the Standard - Day 1 ASBA National Titles By Darren Spence, , 12:57 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Sydney Harbour and the CYCA turned on the sunshine and the wind for the first day of racing at the eighth Australian Sports Boat National Titles. A great day to be alive and out for a sail. The breeze varied over the three races completed from 12 knots at gun of race one to 20 knots when the crews headed for the bar in the late afternoon. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Flying start for Dongfeng By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:30 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 Dongfeng Race Team were battling on Thursday towards the opportunity to make Volvo Ocean Race history as Charles Caudrelier's (FRA) crew continued to defy the odds at the head of the fleet. ...

International 14 World Championship - British teams dominate By Tracey Johnstone, , 12:03 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
After race one of the International 14 World Championship 2015, being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club, British teams hold the first five places in the results. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 - opening the Asian calendar By Event Media and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 10:58 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
For anyone who was participating, the Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2014 was without a doubt one of the highlights of last year’s sailing season. Five days of uninterrupted sailing breeze of the 15kts + variety, racing both inside Bass Harbour and on the ‘outside’ courses, a round-the-islands race (Pulau Dayang and Pulau Tuba), the spectacular scenery of Langwawi for a backdrop, ...

Australian Youth Championships 2015 - Tight racing By Cora Zillich, , 10:11 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Australian Youth Championships: The day saw a tricky and unpredictable, light to moderate shore breeze with difficult to read breeze patterns, which kept both athletes and coaches on their toes. The racing was tight and exciting and saw some changes in the leader positions across the fleets. Queenslanders Kyle O'Connell and Tommy Siganto snatched the lead in the 29er fleet. ...

Prince Philip Cup Regatta Day 3 - Storm activity forecast By David Staley, , 4:45 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
All races for the Dragons Prince Philip Cup have been postponed until tomorrow due to the forecast storm activity. ...

Victorian S80 Keelboat Championship - A bumper fleet By Peter Campbell, , 4:16 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
A bumper fleet of 20 S80s will contest the Victorian championship on Port Phillip this weekend, starting tomorrow (Friday, 9 January) and racing off Royal Brighton Yacht Club. The fleet includes a West Australian crew and two female crews. ...

International 14 World Championship - Nervous energy in the boat park By Tracey Johnstone, , 2:52 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship day one of the fleet racing is expected to get off as scheduled with the race to start at about 2pm. ...

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta preview By Mel Steiner, , 2:08 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta – the biggest mixed fleet regatta on Lake Macquarie and the only 24 hour overnight round the cans race in Australia, gets underway in six weeks. ...

Barcelona World Race - Life in the fast lane By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:55 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
For the Barcelona World Race leaders this morning the motorway south to the Equator was opening up and British skipper Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss was back enjoying life in the fast lane. Speaking on the live video call today, when he was steering the VPLP-Verdier designed IMOCA 60 at more than 20kts in the brisk trade winds, the pleasure was written all over his face. His huge grin spoke volumes. ...

BAR HQ will provide a showcase for clean energy By Ben Ainslie Racing, , 2:50 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Low Carbon partnership will power team's HQ during bid to bring America's Cup to Britain. Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) is leading the sporting world in sustainability, in its bid to bring the 35th America's Cup to the UK. The sailing team, formed by Olympic multi-gold medallist Ben Ainslie, is announcing a long-term partnership with renewables investor Low Carbon. ...

Australian Youth Championships 2015 - Racing kicks-off By Cora Zillich, , 2:37 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Australian Youth Championships 2015: The first day of the Australian Youth Championships started with a southerly breeze which shifted considerably, forcing race officers to hold the start until the breeze settled. By the second race, the breeze had settled into a typical south westerly 'Fremantle Doctor' with short waves keeping competitors on their toes. ...

International 14 Worlds 2015 - Practice day ahead of Worlds By Tracey Johnstone - i14 World Championships Media, , 2:20 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
International 14s World Championship 2015: The official practice race day prior to the first day of the fleet racing in International 14s World Championship being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club. ...

12ft Skiff Interdominion - Little Bus challenges for title By Di Pearson, , 12:59 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
In the 12ft Skiff Interdominion, being held on Sydney Harbour this week, the Sydney Sailmakers crew of Nick Press/Andrew Stevenson was pushed hard today by New Zealand’s Chris Reid/Andrew Clarke aboard Little Bus, who are hoping to nudge the Aussies from atop the podium. ...

Flying Dutchman World Championships - Images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 12:46 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Flying Dutchman World Championships images provided by photographer Andrea Francolini. ...

Australian Youth Championships - Top sailors to face Fremantle Doctor By Cora Zillich, , 12:40 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 Australian Youth Championships (7-10 January 2015) start in Fremantle today with the Nation’s top youth sailors in a variety of classes facing four days of fresh sea breezes, known locally as the 'Fremantle Doctor'. ...

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