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ISAF Tornado Worlds - Game of chance on day two By Andrew Dowley, , 3:27 PM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 ISAF Tornado Worlds: The first race of the morning was sailed in varied conditions starting with around eight knots, dying in the middle and then finishing in around 15 knots for the back of the fleet. With the varied conditions it was a game of chance for the sailors with multiple course direction changes. ...
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OK. Time for the dinghies to hit the water *Feature By Alex McKinnon, , 11:33 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Photographer Alex McKinnon hit the waters of Port Phillip to get out with the OK Dinghies for their 2014 World Championships. After being blown out for two days, Melbourne's Port Phiilip then asked everyone to hang around for quite some time to ensure that 4 knots from nearly everywhere could indeed build to 20 knots from the Sou'west. The sun came to play, as well. Cool, huh?! ...
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Two men and 4-year-old missing on fishing trip off Jervis Bay By Ken McManus, , 10:31 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Rescue vessels from Marine Rescue Units at Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven and Sussex Inlet have been deployed on a search for a missing trailer boat with three people on board. Marine Rescue Regional Controller for Illawarra, Bruce Mitchell said that at around 4:30 this afternoon an anxious wife contacted Marine Rescue Shoalhaven to advise that her husband and 4-year-old son had not returned. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Race start images By Barcelona World Race, , 10:24 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Race start images. ...
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The seabreeze is in at 2015 Open Laser Australian Laser Championships By Rick Steuart, Mandurah , 9:01 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Tuesday dawned as an easier day on the water with 10 knots forecast out of the south west and it was so for the first race with the lighter sailors and the Masters reveling in the soft stuff. Despite that, there was very little change in the leader board as the race wore on. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - The first decision time By Barcelona World Race, , 8:14 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: First boats to exit the Straits of Gibraltar, may gain an early advantage, may have significant temptation to break away from the fleet, but with 24,000 miles to go the 16 skippers may not consider it the right moment to make any radical moves. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race concludes with trophy presentation By Di Pearson, Rolex Sydney Hobart Media, , 3:52 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race came to an end on January 1 at the Royal Club of Tasmania, where the Official Prize Giving took place. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - They are off! By Alex Thomson Racing, , 3:19 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
The Barcelona World Race kicked off today at 13.00 with Hugo Boss crossing the start line in first place as they head off to sail around the planet, non-stop unassisted. Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes are Skippering ‘Hugo Boss’ an IMOCA 60 designed by VPLP. Together Thomson and Ribes will be at sea for up to 90 days. ...
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Building the bridge from Optimist to Laser and beyond – with Byte C1 *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 2:05 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
‘We don’t expect children to ride adult bikes when they can’t touch the ground, so why do we expect them to sail adult boats when they can’t control as they should. We didn’t want this for our children so set about trying to develop a boat that addresses this problem. ...
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BIC Techno 293 One design class - 2014 Season highlights video By Patrik Pollak, , 1:31 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
BIC Techno 293 One design class 2014 - 100s of competitions from all continents, 1000s of participants around the world. Lot of fun, new adventures, new places, new friends. Another successful year for BIC Techno 293 One design class. Season highlights video here. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Weather Forecast 31-Dec-2014 By Barcelona World Race, , 1:17 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: Very light conditions are expected on the start line. Some puffs of lingering NWíly, mixed with a new, light and patchy S/SWíly filling up the coast through the afternoon four-eight knots. Eventually the SWíly will fill off Barcelona five-nine knots. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Ready to race: skippers bid farewell By Barcelona World Race., , 1:01 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
There was scarcely enough wind to lift the flags but the warm morning sunshine offered an idyllic setting as the crowds build under the watchful eye of the Christopher Columbus statue. Bubbly and openly nervous round the world rookie Jorg Riechers of Germany and his quiet, focused French co-skipper Seb Audigane were first to leave on Renault Captur. ...
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OK Dinghy World Championship - Artemis sailors shine after first races By Robert Deaves, , 12:13 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
OK Dinghy World Championship: Following a long day of waiting for the breeze, the fleet at the 2014 OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC in Melbourne, Australia was finally rewarded by two great races in a rapidly building sea breeze. Matt Stechmann (NZL) leads overall after winning the first race. Matt Coutts (NZL) is in second while defending champion Roger Blasse (AUS) is in third. ...
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Cockburn Sound Regatta - Final day overall By Bernie Kaaks, Perth , 11:04 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
In perfect sailing conditions the Cockburn Sound Regatta finished with all classes sailing around the buoys in Mangles Bay in full view of a gallery of invited guests on the TCYC balcony. ...
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Sabre Australian Championship - Challenging conditions on Day 1 By Mark Soulsby, Adelaide , 8:06 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Sabre Australian Championship - The 87 boat Sabre Fleet finally got their Nationals underway today, with the winds moderating back to a manageable 10-15 knots from the south west. A large wind chop and stirred up seaweed was left on the course area due to the strong winds the previous day, which made for challenging conditions for the sailors. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Sun and sons shine on light winds start By Barcelona World Race, , 7:59 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: The British-Spanish duo made the best of the very light winds, setting up with speed at the gun, to eke out a small lead to the turning mark, 1.5 miles away from the line. With 23,450 miles to sail, of course the early advantage to the British-Spanish duo might only appear to be psychological. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Time to redress By Jon Bramley, , 4:00 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica have won their claim for redress after they diverted course to sail to the assistance of the grounded Team Vestas Wind in Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Lexus King of the Derwent - Alive heads strong fleet By Peter Campbell, , 2:56 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Hobart’s iconic yacht race, the Lexus of Hobart King of the Derwent to be sailed on Friday, 2 January is expected to attract a fleet of more than 50 yachts headed by the powerful Reichel/Pugh 66 Alive. ...
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Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race - James Spithill joins By Lisa Ratcliff, , 2:32 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
The Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race fleet of 28 setting off from the entrance to Broken Bay at 1pm this Friday January 2, 2015, can expect a straightforward race north with the Bureau of Meteorology’s long range outlook indicating dry weather and classic summer sea breezes. ...
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Tornado World Championship - Day 1 overall By Andrew Dowley, , 1:16 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
The first day of the ISAF Tornado World Championships and Global Mixed Championships in Perth, Western Australia, got underway on Tuesday the 30th December. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Day 4 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi, , 1:21 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 Day 4 images provided by top international photographer Carlo Borlenghi. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica granted Redress for Leg 2 By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:05 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
After a Hearing by the International Jury for the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica has had her points adjusted for Leg 2. For going to the assistance of Team Vestas Wind, after she became wrecked on a reef in late November, Team Alvimedica has had their points for the Leg reduced by 1pt to four points under the low points score system. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: A little luck goes a long way for Vestas Wind By GCaptain.com, , 12:44 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
In a joint venture between Subtech and Svitzer a team was mobilized from South Africa under a Bimco Wreckhire to refloat and recover, intact, the remains of the 'Vestas Wind' from the Cargados Carajos Shoal. The main objective being to salvage the deck intact to install in a new boat to be built, as that was the one item that would not be ready in time to make re-entry into the race possible. ...
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B14 Worlds: Melbourne cool change sends boats and bits flying By Jane Moffat, , 11:39 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
B14 Worlds Principal Race Officer Peter Merritt was half way through his information session and highlighting the importance of the sign off and sign on procedure for safety as Melbourne 'experiences rapid changes in the weather'. As if on cue a 30 knot westerly came hurtling up Port Phillip Bay sending bits of kit and anything not tied down flying. ...
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All girl crew to tackle Prince Phillip Cup By Stuart Loft, Royal Brighton Y.C. , 10:45 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
The Metung Yacht Club team of Sarah Clough, Jacqui Loft and Jayde Evison-Rose has entered the Prince Phillip Cup. The regatta is the Australian Titles for the International Dragon Class. ...
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