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Brisbane to Keppel Race – A gentle start By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:09 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Brisbane has turned on a stunning winter’s morning for the record-equalling fleet of 35 yachts from Tasmania to Townsville starting the eight annual Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. ...
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2014 Etchells Invitational Cup - Day 3 By Rupert Holmes, , 3:51 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
After another stunning day with bright sun and a solid south-south westerly afternoon sea breeze, the top of the leaderboard could hardly be closer. ...
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29er World Championship - Finals start tomorrow By 29er Worlds, , 3:12 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 29er World Championship - Another windy day on the Kingston waters to wrap up the third and last day of the qualification series. After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. ...
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Australian Sailing Team in Rio for first Olympic test event By Cora Zillich, , 2:24 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team have arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete at the first Olympic test event in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. ...
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420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front By 420 International Class Association, , 10:09 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing got underway on day three of the 420 Worlds in a 12-15 knot breeze from the north, perfect conditions to complete the final two races of the race qualification series. With the discard kicking in after race 5, some shuffling on the leaderboard as teams discarded their worst score in the 420 Open and 420 Ladies fleets. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Team Gilmour all set By Team Gilmour, , 9:58 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
After a three week break from Match Racing Team Gilmour are back at it for the third stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour in Sopot, Poland. Sopot is often referred to as the 'Riviera of the Baltic' with beautiful beaches and an extensive timber pier reaching out into the Baltic Sea for the spectators to observe the sailing. ...
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Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market *Feature By David Schmidt, , 6:32 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2006, the sailing world was stunned with the speed and performance of the foiling Moth, and the genie forever escaped the bottle. Flash-forward just a few short years, and the Moth Worlds were being were contested on foils; jump-forward a bit further still, and the 34th America’s Cup was won using foils. ...
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Largest Olympic Class Regatta ever to take place in Rio By ISAF, , 5:43 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Over 320 sailors from 34 nations will compete at the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil and many of the world's top competitors are ready for the test. ...
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RS100 European Championships day 2 By RS100 Sailing, , 2:59 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The signal to launch came at midday and the RS100 European Championships fleet set out towards the Eastern Course with a steady force four Northerly ‘Pela’ wind. The first race of the day got underway with Michel Rotach (Swiss) leading at the windward mark closely followed by Andre Blasse and Al Hall. ...
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The great Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta relaunches next week By Caitlin Harvey, Sunshine Coast , 2:07 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club will be reviving the much-loved Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta next week (4 – 8 August) in the sparkling coastal waters between Noosa and Caloundra. Registrations are still open for sailors who have decided not to go further North to the Hamilton Island Race Week this year. ...
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Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race By Irene Corosu, Weymouth , 2:01 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the finalised Guinness World Record criteria which sailing clubs have to comply with to count towards the world record attempt, and for participants to be ratified as world record holders. ...
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Rio 2016 Paralympics - Tasmanian sailors on the Road to Rio By Peter Campbell, , 12:48 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Paralympic sailor Matt Bugg heads for Canada this week in a bid to again qualify Australia as a nation a place at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Bugg, who will be sailing in the International 2.4mR class in which he finished seventh overall at the London 2012 Paralympics, is one of five Tasmanians seeking a berth at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 10:49 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events. This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. ...
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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published By ISAF, , 9:51 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche from 27-30 November 2014. The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships which takes place in the Spanish city from 8-21 September. ...
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Sydney International Boat Show - Changed conditions on Sydney Harbour By Roads and Maritime Services, , 7:55 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services Maritime Director Angus Mitchell said with extra ferry and commercial vessel movements around Darling Harbour and Glebe Island and boats being moved into the display area at Cockle Bay, there would be an increase in boating traffic. ...
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Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 7:45 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on how things are shaping up at the 2016 Olympic venue. Week one in Rio was a whirlwind. We have only a quick impression of the city, and it seems that Rio is so many things at once. Bustling. Intimidating. Enticing. Exciting. ...
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2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race By 420 Sailing, , 3:09 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Top performance of the day goes to Singapore’s Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew who knocked out back to back race wins from the two races, in a fleet containing some of their closest rivals and leap to the front of the 420 Ladies leaderboard. No wonder the pair were honoured as Singapore’s National Sports Team of the Year just a few months back. ...
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2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Final four finish By Jennifer Crooks, , 2:31 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - The 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race came to an end at 03:02:44:06 yesterday afternoon when the 11.2 metre long Mortgage Choice Rumba, crossed the Main Beach, Southport finish line to rousing applause from other finishers enjoying a relaxed afternoon at Southport Yacht Club. ...
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Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes By Rupert Holmes, , 9:27 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the inaugural Etchells Invitational Cup in Cowes delivered four tight races in sparkling conditions, with a 10-knot north westerly breeze. The racing saw plenty of adrenaline fuelled boat-on-boat action, with the four on-water umpires handing out numerous penalties. ...
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Mildura boaters reminded Murray River will be low until mid August By Roads and Maritime Services, , 9:23 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritme Services is reminding the Mildura boating community to avoid boating near Lock 11 of the Murray River with the draw down of the waterway now well under way. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5 By Chris Yates, , 6:38 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw the conclusion of the slalom at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam after five amazing days of racing. After a further one and a half eliminations were completed, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) was crowned the King of Fuerteventura after claiming his third victory of the week in the final race of the week. ...
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WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered By World Paddle Association, , 5:45 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The World Paddle Association has announced kids race divisions, which will officially launch at the 2014 WPA Championships. The kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series beginning in 2015. ...
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America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The invited group of European Challengers along with the Defender have agreed to co-operate on some matters associated with the America's Cup. The European Challengers have made a U-Turn in just over two weeks on the issue of a venue for the 35th America's Cup ...
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RS100 European Championships underway on Lake Garda By RS100 Sailing, , 1:49 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
RS100 European Championships - Lake Garda was formed by a glacier that flowed down from the Dolomites, cutting through and gouging out the valley. Eventually the ice glacier melted, resulting in the stunning freshwater lake it is today. It was created in the Ice Ages 1.5 million years ago...just before our UK and Australian class chairmen were born…! ...
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America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup By Beau Outteridge, , 1:15 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
On the final day of the Moth Worlds, Beau Outteridge caught up with two America's Cup helmsmen: Chris Draper (Luna Rossa Challenge) and Nathan Outteridge (Artemis Racing). Check out this video where they discuss the relevance of the Moth Class to the America's Cup. ...
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