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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'. ...

America's Cup: Luna Rossa gets back to work at their Cagliari base By Sail-World, , 11:21 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
America's Cup challenger, Luna Rossa, has got back into their work at the team's base in Cagliari, Italy. Top international photographer takes us inside the base ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Five Emirates Team NZ sailors contesting Worlds By Sail-World, , 10:18 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Five members of the Emirates Team New Zealand sailing team are in Victoria, Australia, for the Australian and World Moth championships. ...

2015 Tasar World Champs - Chris Dance and Peter Hackett series leader By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 9:59 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Tasar World Championship - Tuesday 6th January the Tasar 2015 World Championships had three races during the afternoon. Initially it was a light southerly breeze and a low chop, with the breeze slowly increasing by the third race into a relatively strong wind and very choppy seas with swell running in different directions. ...

Skiff World Championships - Snakes and Ladders on Day 3 By Rick Steuart, Perth , 9:18 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
At the ACO Musto Performance Skiff World Championships 2015 in Perth WA the sailors were talking at the breakfast table of a forecast of 25 knots or better with big whitecaps on the water and a fair number of capsizes to deal with. Down on the lawn, they were working on how to take spare tiller extensions with them in case they broke them. ...

Musto Skiff Worlds: Good day for an all rounder By Rick Steuart, Perth , 8:46 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Predict Wind said one thing and the BOM site said another. Both of them were right. Three races were held on Melville Water West with a variation of wind strengths in the first two races ranging from 20 + knots down to nine knots with a third race that experienced a booming comeback from the wind gods. This took left hand side of the course up to 20 knots and started bowling the tailenders over. ...

Paper Tiger Catamaran National Titles - A titanic struggle By Travis Woods, Lauderdale TAS , 8:23 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
The Paper Tiger Catamaran National Titles 2015 at Lauderdale Yacht Club of Tasmania on Monday 5th of Jan presented sailors with postcard Frederick Henry Bay conditions, with a 14-18 knot sea breeze, which hung around all afternoon, and even enticed a pod of dolphins to join in the first lap of Race five. ...

Ronstan Australian Fireball Championship overall By Robin Inns, Gosford , 8:01 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Ronstan Australian Fireball Championship 2014-15: The enthusiastic fleet experienced predominantly light to moderate conditions with plenty of wind shifts to keep it interesting! Racing was tight in all races with the overall winners not decided until the final race. The top three teams were using different combinations for their set ups. ...

A Class Catamaran Australian National Championships - Overall report By Robert Griffits, Lake Cootharaba , 7:36 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
After six races, we are half way along the proposed schedule of twelve races at the A Class Catamaran National Championships at Lake Cootharaba. A fleet of 50 boats are competing, with numbers down a little this year due to a clash with the International Moth Class Australian and World Championships in Victoria. ...

Go on a submarine adventure in a special family fun day at the museum By Jude Timms, , 3:18 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum is all about underwater exploration with its brand new children’s adventureland, Voyage to the Deep. And to celebrate it is inviting families to a special submarine family fun day inspired by the exhibition and its resident submarine HMAS Onslow on Sunday 18 January. ...

Moth World Championship: Outteridge prepares for showdown at Sorrento By Di Pearson, , 2:24 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
The Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) has received a record 165 entries for the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship due to be sailed in the popular seaside town of Sorrento from 9-16 January, 2015, on Port Phillip. Among the entries is defending world champion Nathan Outteridge, the 2012 Olympic 49er gold medallist and America’s Cup skipper for Artemis Racing ...

Go on undersea adventure in theatre show at National Maritime Museum By Jude Timms, , 2:01 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum invites families to enjoy a brand new theatre show, Captain Nemo’s Nautilus, inspired by its new children’s adventureland, Voyage to the Deep. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Ian Walker grilled by Pakistani Navy - Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 10:03 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper, Ian Walker, got interrogated by the Pakistani Navy, as the Volvo Ocean Racer passed by Pakistani territorial waters. On Board Reporter, Matt Knighton, caught the exchange on video ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng holds lead along Iranian Coast By Sail-World, , 7:25 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race update as of 1900 UTC on January 5, 2015: The fleet is tightly packed as they painstakingly head on a reach east, along the coast of Iran towards Pakistan. The southwesterly breeze varies from 6 to 10 knots. Dongfeng are still out in front by 4.5 nautical miles, but have not managed to pull away as the back of the fleet pushes hard and catches up in the game of snakes and ladde ...

2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 World Championship - Reputation intact By Jane Moffat, McCrae Yacht Club , 7:00 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds final day promised close racing and drama as any of the top four boats were placed to take the title. ...

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