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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: And That's a Wrap! By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 7:59 AM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
This 2014 Race Week has closed with classic strong breezes and sun. It's been another great week of racing, offering a mixture of conditions and proving that the winners of this year's regatta are strong all-rounders; although one or two feel they attracted rather too much of the handicapper's attention ...
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2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Hair aware By Laura McKee, , 7:52 AM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - A beard on a man may simply be seen as a common facial accessory; for skin cancer Influencer Jimmy Niggles, it means so much more. ...
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2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Saving the best ‘til last By Lisa Ratcliff, , 7:17 AM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The best of winter sailing in the Whitsundays capped off racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Bucket loads of sunshine and puffy 18-20 knots of SSE tradewinds farewelled the fleet from Dent Passage for the final time this series. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi in top three - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 1 By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 7:12 AM Sat 23 Aug 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. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 1 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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MC38 Australian Champ - Octogenarian Leslie Green crowned champion By Di Pearson, , 6:22 AM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 MC38 Australian Championship - After playing bridesmaid at both Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and the Australian Championship last year, Octogenarian Sydney yachtsman Leslie Green and his Ginger crew were today crowned the MC38 Australian champions for 2014, at Hamilton Island. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: MC38s Images by Crosbie Lorimer *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 3:53 AM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
The sleek and fast looking MC38s are something of an eye-catcher at this regatta and when you see seven of them powering down Dent Passage under spinnaker, the camera boats tend to pay attention. Here are Crosbie Lorimer's images of the fleet's start this morning. ...
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2014 IFDS World Championship - Friday's racing images by Tim Wilkes By Kathy Large, , 3:12 AM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Tim Wilkes was back on the water for Friday's racing of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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2014 IFDS World Championship - Wind plays havoc with racing By Kathy Large, , 3:00 AM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - It wasn't for lack of effort by the sailors or the race officials. But neither the 2.4 mR nor the Sonar classes were able to finish a race during Friday's schedule at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014. Races were scheduled to start at 1300 and several were started. But racing was abandoned after wind shifts of 90 degrees or more on the 2.4 mR course. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Today's Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 2:47 AM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
For the last day of racing the entire regatta fleet was sent on short passage races starting from the yacht club line in Dent Passage.With 15 knot southeasterlies in bright sunshine it made for a colourful and fast start. A number of the yachts had a nervous moment or two, rounding up in the gusty breezes in the lee of the northern point of Dent Island. ...
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2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 4 images by Jude Robertson By Jude Robertson, , 2:40 AM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Jude Robertson was back on the water for day four of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 11:17 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Many of the crew racing in yesterday's breezy passage race would have down well to listen closely to the advice that Team Beau Geste's sailing master Gavin Brady gave at the Shoot The Breeze briefing in the morning. After 5 days of light breeze, yesterday brought 20-25 knot winds and made for a spectacular start for the cruising divisions in the southern start area. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series, Act 5: Ainslie dominant on Cardiff Bay + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:40 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The towering masts of the Extreme Sailing Series fleet dominated the Cardiff Bay skyline today, as the best of the sailing world took to the water under bright skies and tactically demanding winds, that ended with the home team J.P. Morgan BAR in pole position. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Barker rusty and pays penalty in Wales - Day 1 By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 9:21 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand finished the first day of racing at the Cardiff Extreme Sailing Series regatta less than happy with their performance. Skipper Dean Barker was feeling a little rusty having missed the previous two rounds of the 2014 series. ...
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Foils for the Masses - A look at the Glide Free Foiling Kit *Feature By David Schmidt, , 7:40 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It’s virtually impossible to look at imagery from the 34th America’s Cup and not have a serious 'I wish!' conversation with your mates. While the foil-bound AC72 class of wingsail-powered cats look truly outrageous, sadly, these rarefied America’s Cup class yachts cost tens of millions of dollars to design, build and maintain, and represent the absolute pinnacle of experts-only sailing hardware. ...
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IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Tim Wilkes By Sail-World.com, , 3:05 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on deck for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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Formula Kite World Championships - 17 year old Bridge on top + Video By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 2:19 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships in Burc Beach, Istanbul/Turkey saw the beginning of the Final Series for the mens fleet, with Oliver Bridge (GBR, North) topping the leaderboard with a strong lightwind performance. Maxime Nocher (FRA, North) jumped into second position with a 1-2 score, while Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) defends his bronce podium spot. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Varuna declared overall winner By RORC Event Press, , 12:19 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has declared Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna (GER), as the overall winner under IRC of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
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Win a Fijian getaway thanks to Geelong Travel and Festival of Sails By Royal Geelong Yacht Club, , 11:49 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Thanks to our new sponsor Geelong Travel and the Festival of Sails, you have the chance to win a magnificent getaway for two, to tropical Fiji. All you need to do is get your entry completed for the Festival of Sails 2015 (including the Australian Multihull Championships) prior to midnight on Sunday 30th November 2014. ...
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2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads By Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan , 10:02 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Detroit Cup - In the first of four days of match race sailing at the 2014 Detroit Cup, Australia’s Sam Gilmour and his Neptune Racing Team from Australia have taken the early lead. Gilmour leads a field of twelve teams from six countries racing here through Sunday in this ISAF Grade Two event in this second stop of the USA Grand Slam match racing series. ...
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Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Opening series concludes By ISAF, , 9:58 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Despite no racing on Friday 22 August the Opening Series at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games has now concluded and all eyes will be on the final stage of the event on Saturday 23 August. A non discardable, single race for all fleets will bring the Youth Olympic Games Sailing Competition to a close with gold, silver and bronze to be decided in the Girl's and Boy's Byte CII and Techno 293. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Strong breeze gets Practice underway in Wales By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 9:52 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Practice day in Cardiff for the fifth round of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series and teams got a taste of things to come over the next few days. Starting the day in a light 4-6 knots, the breeze built quickly with gusts to 20 knots. Sails were reefed and, for reasons of safety, guests were absent from the back of the boats ...
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Rugged-up and reefed at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 8:54 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Rugged-up crew, reefed sails and rockin’ downwind rides on the penultimate day of racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week replaced the lazy start to the six day series last Sunday, August 17, 2014. There was a buzz around the dock this morning in anticipation of a fresh breeze and return of the S-SE tradewinds to the Whitsundays didn’t disappoint. ...
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Octogenarian on verge of being named MC38 Australian champion By Di Pearson, MC38 media, , 8:22 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
With only one race remaining in the 12-race series, octogenarian Leslie Green and his Ginger crew are on the verge of being crowned the MC38 Australian champions for 2014, following two windward-leeward races at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week today. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - Images: Day six with some wind! By Andrea Francolini, , 7:55 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Andrea Francolini was on the water on day six of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 to capture these images. ...
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IFDS Worlds 2014 - Extremely light winds for Thursday's racing By High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds, , 7:38 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a tough day for race officials and competitors on the water at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 underway at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Northerlies that looked promising at the clubhouse in the morning died off and the sea breeze that normally builds in from the southwest took its time arriving today. ...
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