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Half Ton Classics Cup - Concorde wins the Half Ton Spirit Trophy By Fiona Brown, , 5:38 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup came to a sparkling conclusion today with one final thrilling race off the beautiful North Brittany coast and a delightful prize giving on the waterfront of Saint-Quay-Portreiux. With the breeze a little lighter at around 10-14 knots we saw some different faces at the front of the pack today and the finish was incredibly close, both on the water and on corrected time ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans - Maloney and Meech bullet into the lead By International 49er Class, , 4:16 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The reigning World Champions from New Zealand dominated both the men’s and women’s fleets at the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. With the sun shining brightly and the breeze blowing a perfect 12 to 16 knots, Alex Maloney said the conditions were similar to what they often experience back home in New Zealand. ...
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Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014: Racer Profiles – 29ers By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 3:17 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Throughout the week of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014 at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (Manly), we’ve profiled the leading competitors of a select series each day. The 29er class is targeted at youth sailors, as a step-up to the much larger 49er class. ...
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Queensland Youth Week 2014 - Clear skies and light winds on final day By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 3:15 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Clear skies and calm seas greeted sailors on the last day of competition at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championships, Manly, today. After missing competition yesterday due to wild conditions on Waterloo Bay the doublehanders headed out early to make the most of the fading South-westerly winds. ...
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470 European Championships - Champions in control on day 1 By International 470 Class Association, , 2:32 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the 2014 470 European Championships got underway on 10 July 2014 on the waters of the Saronic Gulf, Greece. Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) take an early advantage at the 470 Europeans. But only just, as both event leaders are on equal points with the second placed teams behind them. ...
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J24 National Championships to take place at CYCSA in 2015 By J24 Australia, , 2:22 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2015 J24 National Championships will be held on 8 – 11 January at the CYCSA in Adelaide. There will be some hulls available for those wanting to fly in with sails, but get in early for those – now wouldn’t be too soon. The format will be a four day regatta starting on the Thursday and running through to Sunday, this minimises the time off work for fly-in crew to two days. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden 2014 - Three in a row for Bjorn Hansen By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 12:42 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second event in the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, provided a fairy tale finish for local Swedish fans with skipper Bjorn Hansen claiming his third successive title in Scandinavia’s premier match racing contest. ...
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Clipper Round the World - The fight for final points gets underway By Clipper Ventures, , 10:48 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, it’s been a night of close match racing as the fleet embarked on the final race of the 2013-14 edition, as the teams battle it out for the final points up for grabs in the 16 Race Global Series. ...
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2014 special accommodation offers By SeaLink Queensland, Magnetic Island , 9:23 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Get online or get on the phone to take advantage of special accommodation deals for this year's SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week which runs from 28th August to 2nd September 2014. ...
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49er Europeans: Live video action from Helsinki, Finland By Sail-World, , 9:14 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The women race first in the 49er FX followed by the men in the 49er. ...
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America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:01 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the America’s Cup Challenger of Record, has taken the initiative and called a meeting of potential Challengers for the 35th America’s Cup, ahead of the close of entries in less than a month’s time. The meeting will be a face to face meeting with about seven Challenger teams attending plus the Defender, Oracle Team USA. ...
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Marine Rescue NSW helps search for missing boy off Pearl Beach By Ken McManus, , 4:30 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers have again joined the search for a five-year-old boy who went missing yesterday afternoon off Pearl Beach on the Central Coast. ...
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Champ - Australian Youth Team ready to race By Cora Zillich, , 3:27 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship will officially open tomorrow, Saturday, 12 July, in Tavira, Portugal. Twelve young Australian sailors and three coaches contesting eight classes are part of the 370 sailors from a record 68 nations who will start racing out of Club Náutico de Tavira on Monday, 14 July 2014. ...
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RMYC Toronto to host Northshore Nationals on Lake Macquarie By Rod Mackay, Lake Macquarie , 3:06 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sailing Committee at Lake Macquarie’s RMYC Toronto are pleased to announce invitations for the fifth Australian Championships for Northshore Yachts. The event will feature spinnaker and non spinnaker divisions, and one design starts in classes that attract entries of five or more. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Swuzzlebubble victorious with a day to spare By Fiona Brown, , 9:38 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
With a bravura performance of three straight wins on today's penultimate day, the stunningly restored 1978 Farr designed Swuzzlebubble, owned and helmed by Peter Morton and crewed by Kelvin Rawlings, Anthony Haines, Eouard Lynch, John Kemp, David Lenz and Martin Calmon, claimed the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup with a day to spare. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Big winds halt racing in La Grande Motte By Camille El Beze, , 6:30 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The strong Mistral gusting up to 30kts at times meant it was too windy for the first scheduled Finals day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships. Racing is billed to resume Friday with a start sequence planned from 1000hrs local time. ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans - Tough end to qualifying phase + Video By Andy Rice, , 5:28 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Twenty knot winds - gusting to 25 - made for a tough but exhilarating end to the qualifying phase of the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. France’s Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis hammered home scores of 1,2,1,2 to take the lead in the 83-boat men’s 49er fleet, while Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze lead the women’s 51-strong 49erFX division. ...
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New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC By IPC, , 3:40 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) released the first draft of a new Classification Code on Thursday (10 July), marking the launch of the latest round of consultation. The revised Code, due for release in 2017, was developed from a first period of consultation during 2013 which gathered responses from around the Paralympic Movement on the existing version of the Code. ...
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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London By Clipper Ventures, , 3:32 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has departed The Netherlands in the final stage of the world’s longest and toughest ocean race, which returns to London this Saturday (12 July) after covering more than 40,000 miles between six continents over eleven months. ...
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Foiling Week: Moth Invitational Regatta - Rob Gough victorious By Domenico Boffi, , 1:50 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The Foiling Week is in full swing: the last conference day and mixed race are about to happen after the Moth National Championship and Invitational. The initial perfect Garda conditions gave way to a more unstable weather that didn’t' allow the awaited mixed fleet racing to happen in the last two days. ...
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Wild conditions on Day 3 of Midwinter Youth Championships By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 1:17 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Competitors faced wild conditions on day three of sailing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championships on Waterloo Bay, Manly, today. A wind change overnight left sailors facing fifteen knots of South-westerly breeze and seas to around one-and-a-half metres. ...
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Australian Midwinter Championships attract international sailors By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 12:14 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Three international sailors make up the field at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championships 2014, held at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (Manly). New Zealand sailor Lachlan Grimwade sits in fifth place in the Laser 4.7 series after day three of sailing on Waterloo Bay. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:40 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Two Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 rival crews have set out for transatlantic crossings from Newport, Rhode Island to the United Kingdom this week as preparations for the event start in October continued to heat up. ...
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Video interview with Caitlin Elks and Nathan Outteridge By Cora Zillich, , 7:23 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Australian Sailing Team's 49erFX sailor Caitlin Elks (WA) and 49er Olympic Gold medallist Nathan Outteridge (NSW) tell us on day two about competing at the 49er European Championship in Helsinki, Finland. ...
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Whitsundays Season of Sailing - Get your sea legs on By Heidi Walton, , 4:12 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Australia’s aquatic playground is gearing up for its annual ‘Sailing Season’, where sails and spinnakers dominate the horizon by day, and champagne corks and good times dominate by night. ...
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