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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Ragtime to riches By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:07 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Long-time Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron member Chris Morgan wondered pre-race if his boat’s number one berth allocation at the final resting point, at Keppel Bay Marina, could be an omen. Last night he and wife Bernadette’s 20 year-old J130 Ragtime was declared the IRC overall winner of the eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. ...
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Aussies World Champions in 2014 29er titles By Peter McIntosh, Kingston , 1:43 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
World 29er Championships 2014 - You read it here first … Last week a story in Sail-world noted that NSW teenagers Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, sailing for Belmont Sailing Club, had just won the North American 29er Nationals and looked to be a huge threat in this year’s 29er Worlds which were to follow at the same venue at Kingston, Canada. And so it turned out to be!! ...
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420 World Championship - High scoring day 5 in Travemunde By 420 Sailing, , 8:40 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a high scoring race day five with three back to back races for all fleets at the 420 Worlds. The change in breeze was welcomed, with racing kicking off in around 10 knots, steadily increasing and holding at around 13 knots with gusts up to 14 knots. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Robertson on match point in semis By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:50 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
The Semi-Finals remained in the balance at the close of play today at Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, with four time champion Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team 0-2 down against Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing, while defending champion Taylor Canfield’s USone team was even on 1-1 against France’s Mathieu Richard and his LunaJets crew. ...
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Allen RS Feva World Championship overall By Golly Tucker, , 5:01 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
An hour’s delay due to a late arriving sea breeze did little to calm the nerves on the final day of the RS Feva World Championship. This did allow the Class AGM to take place delayed as it was due to the late finish the day before. Ultimately the D flag launched the fleet into a shifty 8-10kt breeze. ...
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Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing - Results after Round Robin One By Jennifer Crooks, , 1:17 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Harry Price and his crew of Angus Williams, Finn Gilbert and Owen Long are the current clubhouse leaders at the conclusion of Round Robin One in the Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship, conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). ...
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Laser Radial Youth World titles 2014 - Overnight leaders hold on By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 10:32 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship . Dziwnów, Poland Day 5 A 12 knot wind built from the east and the shallow waters of the Baltic Sea produced good surfing waves. The move to Finals races with the two gold fleets on the same course provided an exhibition of close and exciting racing that was a joy to watch. ...
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420 World: First day's racing in Final Series belongs to 14yr old crew By 420 Sailing, , 5:12 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Racing stepped up a gear at the 420 World Championships on Friday 1 August, as the first day of final series racing got underway with the 390 sailors now seeded into 420 Open and 420 Ladies Gold fleets. ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Handicap chase on the race By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:03 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - The line honours victor is decided; now the handicap pursuit is on in the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race ...
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Report from Rio: Team Jolly on the South American 470 Nationals By Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, , 10:47 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Current 470 World Champions, Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, are currently competing in the South American 470 Championships in Rio, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Test event starting on Monday.Gonzo (their new boat) seeing some action for the first time in Rio, we are currently taking part in the South American Championships, racing in Rio for the first time... ...
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Sopot Match Race - Hansen and Gilmour out of the competition By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:57 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Defying an unpromising forecast of little wind, the organisers of Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, were able to stay on schedule, completing the final 12 flights of Qualifying. With the easterly onshore wind on Gdansk Bay, conditions were more stable than yesterday’s offshore westerly. ...
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Multihull Central - Covering all the bases *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:07 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Sometimes you hear of someone taking 30 years to become an overnight sensation. Maggie Beer went on record for saying just that, only the other day on TV. By that mark, Brent Vaughan has been building an experienced team for a long time and when the time came for the launch of Multihull Central, they too rapidly became a multihull sensation.. ...
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RPYC Team Racing and 2015 International Regatta discussion By Royal Perth Yacht Club, , 10:42 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
At this session there will be a presentation about Team Racing activities for the coming year, review of the recent Team Racing regatta at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda where RPYC Members competed and initial discussions about planning RPYC’s International Team Racing regatta in May 2015. ...
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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race: The Flight of Pretty Fly III By Sail-World, , 8:40 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Join Colin Woods and the crew of Pretty Fly III as they have a fast slide north in last weekend's Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. The canting keel Cookson 50 recovered from a slow start to ease through some marque competitors, and finish sixth over the line, and placing fifth on IRC in what was generally reckoned to be a big boat race. ...
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RS Feva World Championships - Snakes and ladders on a tricky day By Golly Tucker, , 8:35 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The fleet was held ashore for an hour and a half whilst the gradient breeze flopped about and the seabreeze settled at the RS Feva Worlds. It was a light eight knots that saw the Gold fleet set off. By the second race the wind had increased to a lovely 12kts but then shifted 20 degrees right towards the end of the second Gold race but during the sequence for the second Silver. ...
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2014 Tasar Victoria presentation By Chris Payne, Mordialloc , 8:29 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
With the season about to kick off, the Victorian Tasars got together for the 2013/14 presentations. Between a highly competitive trivia quiz presented by Ronstan CEO Alistair Murray and a marshmallow/spaghetti building competition, most of the talk amongst the sailors was training plans for the up coming worlds in Busselton, Western Australia ...
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Brisbane to Keppel race - Wild Oats XI heading for third line honours By Lisa Ratcliff, , 7:33 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The staff and volunteers at Keppel Bay Marina are busy preparing for a slew of 21 red-shirts to arrive under the cover of darkness. There’s no race record this year for the defender, sailing for Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Their success, when it comes, will be marked by first access to a hot shower after a day and a half at sea. ...
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Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2 *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 6:22 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
he second day of the 47th Sydney International Boat Show went off without a hitch today, with fine weather, though chilly winds and a steady flow of visitors, both on the marina and travelling to the Glebe Island venue - just 15 minutes by ferry. ...
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Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel By Ken McManus, , 4:58 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The new Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes unit and its $120,000 rescue vessel will be formally commissioned in a dual ceremony on Sunday, August 3. ...
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2014 International Moth Class World Championships - Final highlights By Beau Outteridge, , 3:49 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 International Moth World Championship -The final highlights from the 2014 International Moth Class World Championships in Hayling Island, UK. ...
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2014 Club Marine NSW Youth MR Champ - Harry Price ready for battle By Jennifer Crooks, , 2:51 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Club Marine NSW Youth MR Championship - Fresh from his silver medal in the Olympic 49er under 21 category last month, Harry Price and his crew of Angus Williams, Finn Gilbert and Owen Long are primed and ready to do battle with nine teams competing in this weekend’s Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship, conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). ...
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Laser Radial Youth World Championship Dziwnów, Poland - Day four By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 12:37 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first of the three races scheduled all fleets were started on time with only three disqualifications for early starts in the girl’s fleet. As the day progressed the winds got progressively lighter, as forecast, with the last races finishing in five to six knots from the same direction. ...
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Etchells Invitational Cup – Overall result decided in dramatic race By Rupert Holmes, , 9:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Etchells Invitational Cup’s final day delivered more stunning, high adrenaline and incredibly close racing, with the three leading boats all in contention for the 140-year-old Gertrude Cup at the start of the final race. Jeremy Thorp of Antigua YC led the fleet on 26 points, with Shannon Bush of New York YC on 34, and Jeanne-Claude Strong of Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on 36. ...
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Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Jack Gale training centre borne By RPAYC media, , 8:23 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
A large crowd gathered at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club to witness the first sod of earth turned for the club’s new training centre development and the official naming of the facility. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race crews to battle in Round Britain test By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:54 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martinez’s Spanish team will put to the test potential new crew members as they make their way to the UK for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race this week. The event, which starts on August 9 and is preceded by Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, will see five of the new, one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats navigate Britain’s 1,800 miles of notoriously tricky coastline. ...
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