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Australian Sailing Team: Joel Turner fills big shoes at World Cup By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 9:19 AM Tue 3 Feb 2015 GMT
Young Australian 49er helmsman, Joel Turner, had a very big pair of shoes to fill when he got a late call-up to replace 2012 Olympic Gold medalist, Nathan Outteridge for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Together with Outteridge's regular crew, Iain Jensen, he turned in an outstanding performance to finish second in the 49er fleet. Here's his take on the week. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Walking the slackwire between two Volvo 65's By NZL, , 8:23 AM Tue 3 Feb 2015 GMT
See the video of Mich Kemeter attempting to walk a slackwire between two Volvo 65's in Abu Dhabi. Standing 27 metres above the water, Kemeter attempted to traverse a slackline strung between the masts of two VOR 65 raceboats, currently racing in the Volvo Ocean Race. ...

Belcher/Ryan and Burton remain World #1 on ISAF World Sailing Rankings By Cora Zillich, , 5:16 AM Tue 3 Feb 2015 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 2 February 2015 have been released with Australian Sailing securing two World #1 rankings with Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) in the Men’s 470 as well as Tom Burton (NSW) in the Laser class leading the ranks in their class. ...

NSW Etchells: One better… *Feature By John Curnow, , 3:48 AM Tue 3 Feb 2015 GMT
Their intention had been ultra clear. The crew of Yandoo XX were going to go one better in the 2015 iteration of the Milson Silver Goblets Regatta. On Saturday, January 31, a couple of bullets (first places) ensured that Jeanne-Claude Strong, Nev Wittey, Marcus Burke and Tiana Wittey did secure the prized win in the famous twilight regatta, which is hosted annually by the RSYS in Kirribilli. ...

Auckland Optimist + Starling Championships: The Watershed Video By NZL, , 12:08 AM Tue 3 Feb 2015 GMT
The Auckland Starling and Optimist Championships were held at the Wakatere Boating Club, on Auckland's North Shore over the weekend of January 24-26. Tommo from ARG Marine Media compiled this superb video using a variety of sources including drones, underwater, on board and on the water video. ...

ISAF World Sailing Rankings 2 February 2015 - Significant changes By ISAF, , 4:45 PM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 2 February 2015 have been released. The top 30 in each Olympic event receive ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères invitations. ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, a 200-point regatta, ensures significant changes across the ten Olympic events and a new world #1 in the Women’s 470. No change at World #1 across nine other fleets. ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 - Mapfre announce crew replacement By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:12 PM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race Guillermo 'Willy' Altadill, son of one of the biggest names in Spanish offshore sailing, has the chance to make his own reputation after being called up for the fourth leg by MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP). ...

Clipper Cup revisited - Mickey Ink Port Douglas Race Week By Mick Gwilliams, , 3:13 PM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
An article about the 2014 passing of Australian sailing legend Lou Abrahams mentioned one of the many achievements of this remarkable man. The successful 1980 defence of the Pan Am Clipper Cup, the biennial team race series in Hawaii in the 1970's and 80's. As the regions premier sailing event this May the 2015 Mickey Ink Port Douglas Race Week will again give local and visiting sailors the c ...

Sesquicentenary Cup - A resounding success! By Royal Perth Yacht Club, , 3:01 PM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
The Sesquicentenary Cup was held on Saturday the 31st of January to celebrate the Royal Perth Yacht Club’s 150th anniversary and it was a resounding success! ...

Club Marine magazine subscribers can win Birthday Bonanza prizes By Liliana Engelhardt, , 1:03 PM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, Club Marine Magazine is launching its Birthday Bonanza promotion with one great destination package being won each edition of the magazine, beginning with a Fijian fishing experience for its February/March edition. ...

Hardy Cup Day 1 - Strong southerlies curtail racing By Peter Campbell, , 12:44 PM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
New Zealand sailor Chris Steele today made an impressive start to the prestigious Hardy Cup ISAF Under 25, Grade 3 match-racing regatta on Sydney Harbour following his close victory last week in the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta in Perth, Western Australia. ...

Australian Sailing Team upset at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports decision By NZL, , 9:01 AM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
Yachting Australia and the Australian Paralympic Committee have expressed their extreme disappointment about the decision to remove sailing from the sporting program at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. This is an enormous disappointment for the sport of disabled sailing worldwide and for the Australian Sailing athletes who are working hard towards Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. ...

VX One 2015 National Championships overall By Andrew York, Lake Macquarie , 7:57 AM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
The VX One National Championships were sailed out of the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club on the Australia Day long weekend. Ten boats travelled from Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney with one owner flying in from Perth for the regatta. ...

America's Cup: Forum in Bermuda hears what lies ahead for 2017 - Video By NZL, , 3:47 AM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
Panelists including, Peter Rusch of Americas Cup Event Authority and Bermuda's bid committee discuss what's in store in the coming months regarding Bermuda hosting the Americas Cup 2017. ...

2015 Sail Port Stephens - NOR and online entry available now! By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:18 AM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
The Notice of Race is online and entry open to owners of eligible cruising and IRC boats looking for the perfect fusion of sailing and family time at Sail Port Stephens, April 13-19, 2015. ...

2016 Olympics: Brazil's new Environment Secretary backs away from goal By NZL, , 10:02 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
In a disturbing report published by Associated Press, a newly appointed Environmental Secretary has said Brazil will not be able to achieve its stated goals of water quality in the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics. 'Removing 80 percent of the pollutants? It's not going to happen, it's not going to happen,' said Andrea Correa, who took office earlier this month. ...

RYA statement on Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports decision By RYA, , 8:27 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
Hugely disappointing news for the sport of disabled sailing worldwide, for Sailing team athletes who are already working hard towards Tokyo, and is a loss to the Paralympic Games itself as sailing provides a unique element to the sporting programme. ...

NSW 18ft Skiff Championships: Thurlow Fisher snatches last minute win By Frank Quealey, , 7:42 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and Dave O’Connor won one of the most amazing NSW 18ft Skiff Championships in the 120-year history of the sport following a brilliant finish in today’s last race of the series on Sydney Harbour. Story includes full video of the race. ...

Alive slashes record in Betsey Island Yacht Race By Peter Campbell, , 6:47 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
Tasmania’s biggest and fastest ocean racing yacht, Alive, yesterday slashed the record for the 29 nautical Betsey Island Race in a brilliant display of power sailing from Hobart down the River Derwent, around the island in Storm Bay and return. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Remaining six Gold medals decided By ISAF + Sail-World, , 4:56 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
The remaining six medals for the Olympic events were decided on Day 6 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, during the Medal racing phase of the regatta, which counts for double points. Despite that points premium, four of the events, 49erFX, Finn, Nacra 17 and RS:X Women were decided yesterday, Day 5. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Australian medal count + Video By Cora Zillich, , 4:06 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - The wind was back for the final day of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami (26-31 January 2016) with Australian Sailing crews taking home two silver medals in the Men’s 470 and Men’s 49er skiff as well as two bronze medals in the Laser and Finn class this morning (Saturday, 31 January local time). ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Medal Races photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 3:14 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Medal Races photos provided by Ocean Images. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott continues unbeaten record By Robert Deaves, , 1:57 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has convincingly and unflinchingly shown that he is still the man to beat in the Finn Class as the 2015 season gets underway. Finishing a close second in the medal race at the end of the Sailing World Cup Miami, Scott wrapped up his eighth consecutive major win in the class and defends the title he won this time last year. ...

Medal of Order of Australia - Yachting Queensland President recognised By Greg Peake, Manly , 5:05 PM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
Medal of the Order of Australia - Yachting Queensland President Ken Hurling has never forgotten what his mother-in-law said to him many years ago. ...

Barcelona World Race - Unseasonal sunshine By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:58 PM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race Cheminées Poujoulat has passed the Kerguelen Islands as Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam continue to lead the Southern Ocean charge. The duo were just over 300 miles north of the largest island of Kerguelen at 1400hrs this afternoon. ...

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