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50th Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race update By Chris Dewar, Gladstone , 10:39 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
The 2014 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race is well underway. The race commenced yesterday at 11:20 with Morticia winning the start. BOQ Team Australia then powered ahead and established an early lead over the fleet. They rounded the first mark in front with Morticia in second place. The positions remained the same as they rounded the second and third marks with Chillpill in third place. ...
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QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone becoming a tactical dual By Nigel Statham, Brisbane , 8:40 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
The QantasLink 66th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race start was not without incidents with Arcadia, Guilty Pleasures and Whitebirds breaking the start line prematurely and having to return and start correctly. ...
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37th NSW Tasar Championships - 37 boats racing on waters of Botany Bay By Nicole Douglass, Sydney , 8:12 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
The 37th NSW Tasar Championships kicked off on Good Friday with 37 boats racing on the fantastic waters of Botany Bay from Georges River Sailing Club. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - a sniff of a hat-trick for Neil Pryde By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 7:49 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Never underestimate a seasoned campaigner. Neil Pryde’s Welbourne 52 HiFi crossed the finish line of the Rolex China Sea Race 2014 at Grande Island, Subic Bay this morning at 1107h, third on the water behind Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 90 and Bryon Ehrhart’s TP52 Lucky, to jump into the top spot for IRC Overall. Right now, it’s looking-over-the-shoulder time, but the next boats due to finish are ...
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America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:29 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Winging It by noted America's Cup writers Diane Swintal, Steven Tsuchiya, and Robert Kamins, is not your father's book on the America's Cup.This is not a coffee table book, but more a working primer on the 34th America's Cup, the events that led up to the Match, and the racing it self - summarized in both narrative and data formats. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours By RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 2:55 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
They say that discerning gentleman sailors only sail on boats with a foot of waterline length for every year of their age. At age 87, Syd Fischer has got three years to go before he needs a bigger boat. Meanwhile, and after 57h 31m 18s of racing, he finally steered his 90 foot Maxi, Ragamuffin 90, over the line to claim Line Honours for the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: Big combined fleet of 272 sailors on water By Angus Haslett, , 9:14 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Day 1 of racing in the 2014 Toyota Optimist NZ National Championships, got underway on Good Friday, after the morning's delay to allow those unable to reach Manly due to yesterday's weather. The regatta has attracted a fleet of 160 boats from New Zealand, Australia (20), New Caledonia(4) with Great Britain and USA having a single entry. A further 112 sailors are competing in the Green Fleet. ...
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Round Hayling Island Race - Victory for Robert Kent By G New, , 7:19 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The winner of the full course Round Hayling Island Race for Windsurfers was Robert Kent from Calshot Activity Centre. Second was Jonathan Davis from London Windsurfing Association and third Alan Jackson. ...
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Australian Hansa Class Championships - Action underway at Goolwa By Shauna Phillips, , 6:47 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The Dominant 2014 Australian Hansa Class Championships commenced today at the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club in South Australia. A fleet of 56 sailors from seven States and Territories will contest eight races for each of four Hansa Classes over the next three days. ...
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Audi IRC Australian Championship - Images by Andrea Francolini By Sail-World.com, , 6:32 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini was out on the water during the Audi IRC Australian Championship to capture these images. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race - Ragamuffin 90 claims line honours victory By KPMS, , 5:18 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
In the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race, Ragamuffin 90 has sealed line honours, having led the entire 565-nm race from the start in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong to the finish in Subic Bay, The Philippines. Syd Fischer’s 90-ft Maxi finished the race at 22:51.18 local time, completing the course in 57 hours, 31 minutes and 18 seconds. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race - Ragamuffin 90 extends unassailable lead By RHKYC, , 9:16 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The 27th edition of the Rolex China Sea Race looks certain to feature yachting legend Syd Fischer on the silverware, with Ragamuffin 90 sailing consistently to extend an unassailable lead on the water over her closest rivals and expected to finish just before midnight tonight. ...
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Good Friday casts light winds over Audi IRC Australian fleet + Video By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:47 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
For a bunch of diehard yachties, Good Friday was spent out on the brilliant deep blue ocean off Newcastle contesting day two of the Audi IRC Australian Championship. ...
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SLAM Combined High Schools Champs - Makin makes it back to back wins By Rod Carter, Belmont , 8:31 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Henry Makin (Avondale College) has become only the third skipper in history to win back to back titles in the SLAM Combined High Schools Championship. After winning the title last year in a 16ft Skiff, Makin return this year in a Cherub and teamed up with follow local sailor Jarrod Turner to claim the championship. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race - Commanding lead for Ragamuffin By KPMS, , 5:58 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Rolex China Sea Race, Syd Fischer’s 90-ft Maxi Ragamuffin has a commanding lead some 42 hours into the 27th edition. At 09:30 local time, Fischer’s Ragamuffin 90 was 134-nm from the finish line in Subic Bay, The Philippines and closing in on line honours. ...
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Audi IRC Australian Championship - Drama filled opening day By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:05 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Three drama-filled short course races off Newcastle’s Nobbys beach cracked the lid on the prestigious Audi IRC Australian Championship. Winds S-SE up to 23 knots and choppy seas created plenty of challenges for crews and tonight multiple torn sails are being patched up and other damage repaired. ...
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Why the 49er class is pushing hard to get finals format changed +Video By Ben Remocker, , 12:36 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The 49er class has a tradition of pushing sailing forward, aligning to the Olympic ideals and the Olympic business model. The overall Olympic success is a complex tonic, but the core product is live sports. Live coverage of sailing is difficult and expensive. Traditionally it has also been slow paced and difficult to understand for non-sailors, the vast majority of Olympic customers. ...
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Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - No multihull records this year By Peter Hackett, , 9:04 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Final preparations and movements to the northern end of the bay are the chores for crews in both fleets of the APC Logistics MYCQ 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour: Can Williams surpass Gilmour's record? By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:16 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team begin the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour with the aim, of course, of winning this year’s World Championship title. But as was the case in 2013, when Williams disappointingly finished overall runner-up to Taylor Canfield’s USone team, victory this year would be significant: To date Williams has won the Tour four times – in 2007-8 and 2011-12. ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community By Robert Sand, , 7:58 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
With massive local support, the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup is back on the calendar for 2014. This is due to a three-year agreement made by Thisted Forsikring, a local and acknowledged Danish insurance company, which ensures the foundation for organizing the event. ...
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Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video By Kirsten Ferguson, , 10:23 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for day two of Les Voiles de St. Barth, and it came in a steady line of squalls moving south to north across the island, presenting challenging conditions for competitors and the Race Committee alike. ...
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HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 9:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. This technology was developed to give fighter pilots there-when-they-need-it information at a glance. While racing sailors are more interested with tactical edges over their competitors than getting missile lock on an enemy, the basic information need is the same. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The return of Outteridge and Jensen By Australian Sailing Team, , 9:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
After the recent gold and two bronze medals at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, the Australian Sailing Team are now just a few days away from the start of racing at the next ISAF World Cup Regatta in Hyères, France. Over 1,100 athletes have registered to sail in Hyères next week, including a near-full contingent of the Australian Sailing Team and Squad. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The first team to officially qualify for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is Dongfeng Race Team. Confirmation came direct from Jack Lloyd, Race Director of the Volvo Ocean Race that following the team’s recent 18 day training voyage, Dongfeng Race Team has met the official qualification requirements of sailing 2,000 nautical miles non-stop with 60% of the crew members for Leg 1 onboard. ...
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ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 By ISAF, , 4:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 have been released. Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) occupy the world number one spots in the Open and Women's Match Race Rankings. ...
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