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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Start - Dongfeng first out of the blocks By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 10:59 AM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) have dominated the Volvo Ocean Race ever since they entered their home waters in Sanya last month, and Sunday marked no change despite four swaps in their crew line-up for Leg 4 to Auckland. Caudrelier’s men raced clear of the six-strong fleet virtually from the starter’s gun on Sunday and exited the bay of Sanya first ...
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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff: President's Trophy final races aheads of JJ's By Frank Quealey, , 6:52 AM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
With the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship less than one week away, today’s Presidents Trophy race on Sydney Harbour took on added importance as the final lead up to the world’s biggest 18ft skiff championship. A light north east breeze proved just the right conditions for the veteran Yandoo team of when they scored a 1m6s victory over a determined The Kitchen Maker team. Plus full video ...
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Audi Melges 20 fleet anticipates intense final day of racing in Miami By Sam Rogers, , 6:21 AM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
The stellar conditions from Day One spilled over into Day Two as the 37-strong Audi Melges 20 fleet enjoyed three more races in a NNE breeze that had big changes in velocity, and even bigger shifts. While some teams were able to stay in phase and make sense of the big puffs rumbling in from the right and left sides of the course, others were caught rubbernecking, chasing shifts ...
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Bruny Island Yacht Race - Wooden boat wins By Peter Campbell, , 5:07 AM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
While hundreds of wooden boats were sitting quietly in their berths at Hobart’s Australian Boat Festival at sunrise today, another wooden yacht was adding to Tasmania’s maritime tradition of building fine boats from timber, sailing slowly up the River Derwent to victory in the 89 nautical mile Bruny Island inshore/offshore race. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Day 3 By Tom Dowler, , 4:43 AM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
On the penultimate day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Singapore Seve Jarvin and his GAC Pindar crew stormed to two race victories and secured two podium places. In a tremendous response to the frustrations of the first two days of racing, Team GAC Pindar beat current Act leaders, Red Bull Sailing Team to the line in the second flight of the day. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas Wind Leg 4 Start - Sanya - Live Video By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:35 AM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 start in Sanya, presented by Team Vestas Wind. Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson, features on the on the water commentary team. Broadcast starts at 05.450 am UTC. ...
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2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta, Event No. 2 - Day 2 images By Joy Dunigan, , 3:30 AM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
Photographer Joy Dunigan was on the water at 2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta, Event No. 2, and provided this gallery of images from Day 2. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Patience required By Barcelona World Race, , 2:39 AM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race, as they sail the long dive south east which will take them down to around 51 degrees South, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are opening distance again on second placed Neutrogena. Since 0300hrs this morning the Swiss-French pair had regained a further 30 miles to their lead ahead of Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz ...
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Bruny Island Race - two boats finished By Peter Campbell, , 2:02 AM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
Only two yachts have so far finished the iconic Bruny Island Yacht Race in southern Tasmania, with race favourite Alive taking line honours just after midnight and Cougar II crossing line off Hobart’s Battery Point abut two hours later. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series Singapore: Advantage Red Bull after Day 3 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 12:51 AM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
The penultimate day at the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Singapore saw yet more change at the top of the leaderboard with the day going to the Austrians on Red Bull Sailing Team, who lay down the marker to put them in pole position ahead of the final day of racing tomorrow. The three front-runners, including SAP Extreme Sailing Team and The Wave, Muscat, traded places throughout the day ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas Wind In Port Race - Sanya - Delayed Video By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:21 PM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
Catch the replay coverage of the In Port race in Sanya, presented by Team Vestas Wind. The race got under way on Saturday February 7 and will be followed by the Leg 4 start the following day. Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson, features on the on the water commentary team. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Donfeng score another first for China By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:02 PM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
Charles Caudrelier, French skipper of Dongfeng Race Team, is surely the most popular man in the city of Sanya after following up his Leg 3 victory here with victory in today's Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race too. It was the first time that a Chinese-backed team has ever won an In-Port Race, and marks a little more history made following the red boat's Leg 3 win nearly a fortnight ago. ...
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NSW Etchells: Can congestion. Go for separation! *Feature By John Curnow, , 9:45 PM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
Friday was all about the congestion in and also amongst the fleet racing in the 2015 Etchells NSW State Championship. The arrival today of sunshine and a decent Nor’easter saw congestion almost give way to a little separation amongst them. What it also brought out was all manner of pleasure and tourism craft, and that absolutely made sure that the congestion was now part of Sydney Harbour ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Will Oxley - Part 2 - Dongfeng and post Vestas Wind *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:41 AM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
The stopover in Sanya at the end of Leg 3 was a chance for Team Alvimedica navigator, Will Oxley to reflect on the leg just sailed, and the Volvo Ocean Race so far, which was covered in Part 1. In this second part he talks about some of the issues that navigators face, what has changed for the navigators since the Team Vestas Wind incident, and why Dongfeng is the leading the race so far. ...
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Offshore preparedness the focus of operation ‘Blue Water’ By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 11:07 AM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services Boating Safety Officers will be out in force on NSW waterways from today as part of Operation Blue Water with zero tolerance to boaters not carrying the correct safety equipment or following lifejacket laws. ...
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Milson Memorial Cup - JustaDash’s double By Peter Campbell, , 8:53 AM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
For the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s historic Milson Memorial Cup Cruising Yacht Club of Australia entrant JustaDash, Philip Dash’s well raced Beneteau 40, took out the IRC and PHS double in winning today’s short ocean race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Stacey Jackson shares her stories ahead of Leg 4 By Tracey Johnstone, Middle Habour Yacht Club , 8:39 AM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Australia’s Stacey Jackson is more than ready to get back into the Volvo Ocean Race aboard Team SCA after enjoying a short lay-over in Sanya, China, at the end of Leg 3. ...
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Phil Briggs (The Ancient Mariner) turning 100 By Anne Mussett, Capalaba Queensland , 8:24 AM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
Longtime Member and Life Member of Cleveland Yacht Club 'Phil Briggs' will turn 100 on 23rd February, 2015. ...
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Updated disposal options for unwanted beacons By Marine Rescue NSW, , 6:28 AM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is urging owners of emergency beacons to dispose of their unwanted beacons correctly. ...
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Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Three races three winners By Sam Rogers, , 5:03 AM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
If sailing were to have an All-Star game, there is a good chance the majority of the sailors selected could be found racing Audi Melges 20s this weekend at the 2015 Miami Winter Regatta hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club. Harnessing the pride of the Peshmerga, Drew Wierda won the pin end in the first race and used blazing fast speed on the upwind to build a five-boat length lead at the top mark. ...
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2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta, Event No. 2 - Day 1 images By Joy Dunigan, , 3:23 AM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
Photographer Joy Dunigan was on the water at 2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta, Event No. 2, and provided this gallery of images from Day 1. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The Race within the Race *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 12:07 AM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
Before the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 started CEO Knut Frostad said he hoped that the crews would be the focus of this race. Now it seems the experiences of the Team Vestas Wind crew through the crash and rebuild of their badly damaged boat and it’s hoped for re-entry in the race could very much be THE story of this 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series Singapore: SAP and Red Bull standouts on Day 2 By Sail-World.com NZL, Miami , 9:28 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
SAP Extreme Sailing Team sailed a near faultless day on day two of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Singapore, clearly relishing the inner city stadium racecourse, and striding ahead into first place - a day topped off by winning the Aberdeen Challenge Trophy. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas Wind In Port Race - Sanya - Live Video now By Sail-World.com, , 8:53 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
See the live coverage of the In Port race in Sanya, presented by Team Vestas Wind. The race is under way - today Saturday February 7 followed by the Leg 4 start tomorrow. Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson, is featuring with the water commentary team. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Boat breaking conditions expected for start of Leg 4 By Team Alvimedica + Sail-World.com NZL, Auckland , 8:21 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
The last edition of the Volvo Ocean race saw some rather dramatic tactics employed on Leg 4, after Puma was left behind at the start and then opted for an extreme northerly course. While it was not enough to win the leg, it did propel the US team into second place at the finish in Auckland. ...
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