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International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 4:45 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Tuesday was originally scheduled as a lay-day at the Moth worlds and, in the end, that's exactly what happened, via a series of postponements. Racing was originally scheduled to start at 10am, then midday, then 1pm and finally 4pm. The abandonment flag was finally raised at 15:40 as only five knots was being registered in the bay from a wide range of directions. ...
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Royal Perth Yacht Club - There is indeed a Frostbite race six By Royal Perth Yacht Club, , 10:24 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
An error in the printing of the Redbook resulted in Frostbite race number six being omitted from the schedule. We would like to remind everyone that the next frostbite will be held on Sunday the third of August. ...
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NCYC’s 2014 EnviroPacific Services Inner Spring Regatta By Di Hansen and Richard Howard, , 10:04 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The EnviroPacific Services 2014 Inner Spring Regatta will be held on the weekend of the 30th - 31st of August at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC). This year’s Inner Spring Regatta will mark the fourth anniversary of the event which has grown year on year and represents a great warm up for the 2014-15 summer sailing season. ...
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Maxi rivals set for Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2014 By Bronwen Ince, , 9:35 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The race starts on Sydney Harbour at 1pm on Saturday 26th July, 2014. Two maxis will be competing within the race, Robert Oatley’s Wild Oats XI and Perpetual Loyal. On-board Loyal this year will be Australian Cricket Captain, Michael Clarke. ...
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Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Last weekend's withdrawal of the Challenger of Record from the 35th America's Cup was a delicate piece of timing. If matters play out as expected then the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa is expected to be installed as the new Challenger of Record in early August. ...
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29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston By Cork, , 7:19 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Today was the first day of for the 29er North American Open Championship, with 138 competitors from 10 countries competing for the titles of North American, United States and Canadian Champions. ...
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Brisbane's biggest outdoors expo to celebrate ten years By Vicky De George, , 4:25 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Brisbane's biggest and most popular outdoors expo, the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and National 4x4 and Outdoors Show has confirmed dates for 2015, marking ten years since its inception. ...
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Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 4:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe reflecting on the Europeans and looking at the new Olympic venue in Rio. We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows ...
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Marine Rescue volunteers praised for saving six from yacht By Ken McManus, , 4:09 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Evans Head have rescued six people - including two children - after their yacht sank 500m offshore south of Evans Head this morning. ...
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Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3 By PKRA, , 3:22 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam brought on conditions that were nothing short of classic for the this much-loved tour stop. Starting off the day early, the first round competitors utilized 10-11m kites, later downsizing as the winds built throughout the day. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:15 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Difficult wind conditions allowed race committee to use almost all flags they have. Postponements, abandonments, recalls, black flags and more … ...
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The Valmadre Winter Offshore Series - The Mayflower Race By Rick Steuart, Perth , 1:45 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The Valmadre Winter Offshore Series - Mayflower Race - Fremantle Sailing Club, A great day on the water with Race Officer Keith Charlwood of FSC taking command of the start with the tried and true offshore start team behind him. ...
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Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day By Fiona Brown, , 9:34 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day of the Six Metre European Championship 2014 hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth, opened with blazing sunshine, but not a breath of wind. The fleet went afloat on time for the planned 10.30 start, but it wasn't until almost 4 o'clock that the wind finally established itself sufficiently to get the first of two short but very enjoyable races underway. ...
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OK Dinghy Europeans - Beautiful setting for opening ceremony By Robert Deaves, , 7:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 OK Dinghy European Championship was officially opened in Steinhude, Germany, Monday evening after 117 entries had been received. Racing is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The championship is being held at two clubs, Segler-Verein Großenheidorn and Yachtclub Steinhuder Meer, standing side by side in an idyllic location overlooking the Steinhuder Meer. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top By Mark Jardine, YachtsandYachting.com, , 4:50 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
International Moth World Championships – It's more like Costa del Hayling at the moment - sweltering heat and little wind make it great for sunbathers and ice cream vans, but less so for the Moth fleet. The race committee made the most of the breeze that did come in and managed to get two races in for Yellow fleet and one for Blue fleet, bringing the Qualifying Series to a close after five races. ...
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners By Chris Yates, , 2:32 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The final day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival lived up to expectations as Pozo provided a full day of fantastic competition - spanning nine action packed hours - to conclude the event. By the end of the day a result had been gained in both the men’s and women’s division as Victor Fernandez produced a magnificent display to be crowned the champion of Pozo for the fifth time. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA , 2:14 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. Starting in a few days time, are the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games, in Carson CA. Then it will be back on the Extreme 40's in Wales. ...
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J24 Association to hold 'Measuring Day’ at Cronulla Sailing Club By J24 Australia, , 1:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The J24 Association of NSW will be holding a 'Measuring Day’ at Cronulla Sailing Club on Sunday 17 August. Anyone wishing to obtain a measuring certificate for their boat can come along that day. Please register your interest with either myself, pauladock@hotmail.com, or your club rep, Mick Reynolds. ...
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Bic Technos are now invited to take part in Sail Melbourne By Richard Scarr, Hobart , 1:46 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Australian RS:X and Techno Associations are now invited to take part in Sail Melbourne. If you are interested in taking part in Sail Melbourne and need a charter board contact either richardscarr@bigpond.com or Glide Industries. ...
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Search for Australia's hottest sailors By Fran Burke, Sydney , 1:29 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Casting call – calling all sailors! Henri Lloyd is again putting the call out for Australia’s hottest sailors! Rugged good looks, slightly salty around the edges or that bigger than life personality? Then they want you. The search is open to all sailors attending Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August 2014, with Henri Lloyd looking for 10 gorgeous, fit sailors to take to the runway. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC By Oracle Team USA, , 11:12 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA present two videos from their foiling training camp at Wangi SC in Australia. First Andrew Campbell (USA) gives his view of the camp, and in the second various team members contribute their thoughts on skipper Jimmy Spithill baring all on a foiling moth. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 10:31 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After a long voyage in cramped conditions, with no washing facilities and only frozen dried meals to eat, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team was eager for food, cold drinks and warm showers when they safely reached Gosport on the English south coast. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries By Team SCA, , 9:54 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica and Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have completed their second Trans-Atlantic crossings, and in the Canary Islands, Team SCA, Team Brunel, and Team Campos are engaged in the Around Canary Island Race - a 650nm trip around the Canary Islands. Here's Team SCA's latest blog from the Around Canary Island Race: ...
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No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video By Miranda Powrie, Auckland , 9:00 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Miranda from Weta has put together a helpful video on how to steer a boat using just the sails, no tiller sailing. It's a good training exercise, not only for learning how to sail faster but also just in case something happens to your rudder! This is applicable to every sailor, in any class, and a great training exercise. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh By Mark Jardine, , 8:18 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue fleet made up for their lost race from Saturday and then sailed two more races in the best of the breeze. Yellow fleet were too far East to get the full effect of this and only managed a single race in what was a long day on the water for them. ...
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