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South Australian Melges 24 Titles - 'Red Mist' ascends at Port Lincoln By Donna Evans, Port Lincoln , 12:14 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
The picturesque and sheltered waters of Boston Bay on the Eyre Peninsula were the venue for the South Australian (SA) Melges 24 (M24) Fleet's SA State Titles held over the 7th/ 8th June weekend; Port Lincoln Yacht Club (PLYC) kindly hosting a nine boat M24 fleet as part of the PLYC's long established Frostbite Regatta. ...

America's Cup: Can the Venue be other than the waters of the Defender? *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 11:45 AM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
With the America's Cup venue now being bid to ports other than that of the Defending club, some wonder whether this practice is within the spirit, if not the letter, of the Deed of Gift which governs the 162 year old trophy. The issue was raised in 1988 when the San Diego YC was looking at Defence options against the Mercury Bay Boating Club's 'Big Boat' Challenge ...

Clipper Race 2013-14 - High pressure system engulfs majority of fleet By Clipper Ventures, , 11:43 AM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the front three yachts that headed east after the scoring gate have managed to outrun the ridge of high pressure that has engulfed the rest of the fleet. They will be able to start the Ocean Sprint part of the course in the next nine hours, racing across a section with the aim of achieving the fastest time and two extra points. ...

ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Colley and Connor represent Australia By Damian Devine, Newport , 8:40 AM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club youth sailors Jim Colley and Shaun Connor are heading off this week to prepare for the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Portugal (12-19 July), representing Australia as part of the national youth sailing team in the open skiff 29er class. ...

Gladwell's Line: Media crunch in the America's Cup *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 8:20 AM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
The America's Cup has dominated the sporting and general media, in New Zealand at least, for the past week, polarising fans and others. Team New Zealand scored an own goal, with a media conference at its base in the Viaduct harbour, Auckland, last Friday, Black Friday, which resulted in a lot of skewed and sensational reporting. ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup - Troublesome day 2 for the Inshore Series By KPMS, , 11:12 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
The second day of racing in the Inshore Series of the 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup proved troublesome, though ultimately rewarding, as the wind took some time to materialize sufficiently. When the wind did arrive at 13:00, it swung from the east to the south with alarming irregularity and peaked at 20 knots offering a challenging afternoon’s sailing for all crews. ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 7:06 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water to capture these images during day two of the 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup. ...

Unparalleled Port of Airlie attracts savvy boaties By Tolita Dukes, , 1:18 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Australia’s most unique residential/marina combination, offering some of the largest marina berths on the longest leases in the country, makes Port of Airlie a true boat owner’s paradise. Port of Airlie Sales Manager Andrew Forster said it was rare to find larger multihull marina berths on substantial 94-year leases, let alone berths offering residential options right on the marina’s doorstep. ...

Royal Southern ISAF Grade 2 Match Cup 2014 overall By Phil Riley, , 12:15 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Royal Southern ISAF Grade 2 Match Cup 2014 - When two of the world's best match-racers go head-to-head the smallest edge can be decisive - and so it proved in the final of the Royal Southern Match Race Cup 2014. ...

Vale Jim Vance, Life Member Yachting WA By Jenny Honeybun, Perth , 12:11 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Jim Vance, Life Member of Yachting WA, Patron and Life Member of Perth Dinghy Sailing Club, ledgendary sailor, administrator and friend passed away after a long and fulfilling life on Sunday 25th May 2014. He will be honoured and remembered on Friday 6th June 2014 at Karrakatta Cemetery, Railway Road, Karrakatta at 1.30pm. ...

Dunsborough Bay Yacht Club Awards Night By Jenny Honeybun, Perth , 12:08 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
On May 17th Dunsborough held their annual award night to celebrate the past season. The event was again a great success. The food was fantastic, the beverage flowed, and the company was sensational. Club Patron Hon Barry House presided over the night and was as usual supportive and encouraging to all members. ...

Tide of the Tasar rises in WA for Worlds By Jenny Honeybun, Perth , 12:05 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
As the tide of Tasars rises in Western Australia, one asks whether this wave of popularity is due to the charm of this boat or because WA is hosting the next World Championship Regatta: the answer is undoubtedly, both. ...

Clipper Race - Skippers analyse complex weather forecasts By Clipper Ventures, , 11:06 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Amidst the changeable conditions, this kind of weather is very hard to predict meaning that a lot of the current tactical play is gut instinct combined with guesswork to try and cross the ridge. There is also a blocking high pressure system sitting just west of Ireland that remains in place and will cause the fleet a significant detour either north or east. ...

Lack of wind troubles fleets at 2014 Laser European Championships By Cora Zillich, , 9:57 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Laser European Championships 2014 - It was a tough and testing regatta week for both organisers and sailors with shifty and hot conditions and light to no winds leading to frequent race cancellations and race shortenings throughout the week. ...

America's Cup: Team New Zealand gets more traction than the All Blacks *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 9:18 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
The pulling power of the Team New Zealand brand was demonstrated once again on Sunday, with a story on the America's Cup team taking the lead spot on the front page of a major Sunday newspaper. What was even more powerful was that the story about the team's much reported media conference on Friday afternoon, was up against a controversial win by the All Blacks over the touring English Rugby tea ...

New York to Barcelona - The Winner's Story By Open Sports Management, , 8:41 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race 2014 - And the drama occurred from start until the finish. One of the most heart stopping moments came on Hugo Boss’ final day at sea, as she was approaching Barcelona, when they got struck down, literally, by a monster gust of wind. ...

AWMRT Chicago Match Cup Qualifier - Steele wins By Chicago Match Race, , 3:39 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Chris Steele from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and his team of Walker Banks on Main, Hamish Hardy on Jib and Tim Siemers on Bow have prevailed in blustery conditions today to win the ISAF Grade Two Chicago Match Cup Qualifier. In a come-from-behind effort, Steele defeated Australia's David Chapman two - one in a fiery series of matches that were shortened to a first-to-two point series ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup - 58-nm sprint under spinnaker By KPMS, , 2:24 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
The opening act of the Giraglia Rolex Cup was a 58-nm sprint under spinnaker from Sanremo to Saint-Tropez. 107 yachts took part, setting off at midnight on Friday, 13 June. First across the finish line on Saturday morning was the French VOR 70 SFS, skippered by former Whitbread Round the World Race winner, Lionel Péan. Richard Burton’s 35-foot Jet Lag took the overall win on handicap under IRC. ...

Sail Albany 2015 By Jenny Honeybun, Perth , 10:59 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Sail Albany 2015 - The April 2015 Fremantle to Albany Yacht Race and the Albany to Fremantle Anzac Commemorative Yacht Race, plus other sailing activities during the week, have been packaged into an event called Sail Albany 2015. The Fremantle to Albany Race starts on Friday 17th April 2015 and the 'Albany to Fremantle Anzac Commemorative Yacht Race' will start 25th April 2015. ...

Who would have guessed the Kiwis like the AC 2017 Protocol? By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, , 8:21 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Its easy to be cynical but you'd have to wonder if the Kiwi explosive reaction to the release of the protocol has just been a ploy to show potential sponsors that ETNZ can command mainstream media attention ahead of their sponsorship drive. They pulled in $6,000,000 in sponsorship this week alone so all the headlines can't have hurt them. ...

Derwent Sailing Squadron Winter Series 2014 - 37 boats turn out By Peter Campbell, , 1:26 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Derwent Sailing Squadron Winter Series 2014 - Thirty-one keelboats raced in three divisions while six SB20s sailed their own course, completing two races. Conditions were not ideal for good competition with the light breeze swinging from north-west to westerly after the start, resulting in a ‘soldiers’ course for the three divisions. ...

Clipper Race 2013-14 - Jamaica Get All Right first across Scoring Gate By Clipper Ventures, , 10:00 AM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - The fleet is now past the Ice Mark Hollis after the Race Office moved its position a further two degrees south following Great Britain’s report that it spotted a growler on Friday (a smaller piece of floating ice protruding out of the water). ...

Cold and blustery day for Race seven of the Land Rover Winter Series By Jennifer Crooks, , 8:51 AM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Land Rover Winter Series 2014 - Race Officer Steve Kidson got the fleet away on time, on their respective course A, in a 16 knot westerly breeze with light rain sprinkling. 'The sailors are having a beautiful day on water despite having to don wet weather gear,' Kidson said. ...

Chicago Match Cup Qualifier - Chapman leads final four By Chicago Match Race, , 2:26 AM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Under perfect blue skies and a building southerly that peaked at about 14 knots, the second Round Robin of the Chicago Match Cup Qualifier today yielded some surprising winners and losers in Day Two of this ISAF Grade Two event. Among a competitive field of ten teams from four nations it was Australia's David Chapman and Chicago's Don Wilson who emerged on top, having each won 13 matches ...

SB20 Australian Championship - It was down to last race for a result By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba , 10:09 PM Sat 14 Jun 2014 GMT
SB20 Australian Championship 2014 - This morning the racing was moved forward to 10am as the sun returned and the south-westerly filled in early with gusts of between 12 and 15 knots. ...

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