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2015 Australian 16ft Skiff Championships - Winner declared By Adam Lucius, Belmont , 9:41 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Not even a broken mast in the final heat could stop Manly's Brydens Compensation Lawyers from claiming a comprehensive win in the 2015 Australian 16ft Skiff Championships at Belmont. ...

Festival of Sails - Entries close tonight as entries creep towards 300 By Lisa Ratcliff - Festival of Sails Media, , 2:46 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
The Festival of Sails’ main act begins this Friday when the spectacular 9.30am start of the Melbourne to Geelong passage race off Williamstown for most of the 260 plus boat fleet marks the traditional opening of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest annual sailing regatta. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica - Enter the Dragon + Video By Andy Rice, , 2:27 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
This morning Team Alvimedica and the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have entered the mouth of the Malacca Strait, the potentially treacherous gateway to south-east Asia. ...

World Match Racing Tour's title sponsor goes into administration By WMRT, , 1:57 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Retail broker Alpari (UK) Limited, title sponsor for the World Match Racing Tour since 2012, has gone into administration, after being battered by the surge in the Swiss franc last week. The tour announced that it is continuing as scheduled, including their final event of the 2014 World Championship in Malaysia on February 10-14. ...

Kieler Woche 2015 promotes Olympic sailing competitions By Kieler Woche Pressesprecher, , 6:19 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Kieler Woche is being held from June 20th to 28th 2015. With more and more world championships taking place in Kiel, the city emphasizes its application to host the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2024 or 2028. Just like in the previous year with a record number of participants for the ORC Worlds and the following SAP 505 Worlds, there will again be two high-class world championships ...

Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía – Kiteboarding and Dragons return By Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía, , 6:13 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
The 46 edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, to be held between 28 March and 4 April in the Bay of Palma in Mallorca (Spain), will see an increase of competitors with the incorporation of the astonishing Kiteboarding and the comeback of the Dragon Class. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami preview By ISAF, , 5:28 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup - From 26-31 January 2015, Miami, USA will welcome world class fields in ten Olympic and three Paralympic events for the second regatta of the series. ...

Barcelona World Race - The South is looming. By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:01 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race the leading boats are expected to reach 40°S, the border post of the ‘deep south’, on Wednesday. So for leaders Cheminées Poujoulat and their nearest rivals Neutrogena, as well as third-placed Gaes Centros Auditivos, today was a day to prepare – mentally, practically and tactically – for the fast-approaching challenges of the Southern Oceans. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:50 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January 2015: The two big moves of the last 12 hours have been made by Dongfeng and Team Alvimedica. Let’s comment on the leaders first. ...

Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race - Major sponsor announced By Chris Dewar, Brisbane , 12:47 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race organisers, The Multihull Yacht Club Queensland, is pleased to announce that APC Logistics are once again major sponsors. After last year’s successful 50th Anniversary of the MYCQ Brisbane to Gladstone race, APC Logistics have continued their support for the event. ...

Multihull Solutions launches expansive new website By Kate Elkington, , 12:40 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Multihull Solutions has kicked off the new year with the launch of an impressive new website at The company, which has become the Asia Pacific’s leading multihull specialist, developed the new site as an informative resource for those looking to buy, sell or research catamarans and trimarans. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Sally Barkow - from the Olympics to the Volvo By Sail-World, , 9:37 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Sally Barkow before the start of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, on how she made the transition from Olympic sailing to offshore and the woman's crew aboard Team SCA. A skilled match racer and has been on and off the Olympic circuit for the past 10 years, Sally Barkow competed for the US team in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, in the Yngling Womens keelboat event ...

Sharpie Nat Champs - Higgins doesn't lose Focus and re-writes history By Marc Ablett, Georges River Sailing Club , 9:29 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Sharpie National Championships - Higgins claimed five out of the seven race wins hosted by the Georges River Sailing Club, discarding his eighth from race one with his worst carried result being a third in race six. ...

Australian O'pen Bic Cup - All is ready By AIOBCA O'pen Bic, Melbourne , 8:52 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
For the 2015 Australian O'pen Bic Cup commencing today the biggest fleet ever in the southern hemisphere is assembled at Sandringham Yacht club, 83 young sailors will take to the water this morning for the regatta start. ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The big casino *Feature By Gonzalo Infante, , 4:56 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The Malacca and Singapore Straits are a big talking point of this leg - and not without reason. These narrow and busy passages have all the ingredients to make them extremely difficult places to race sail boats. ...

Schweppes Little Wheel Regatta overall By Bernie Kaaks, Perth , 1:08 PM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
Schweppes Little Wheel Regatta was set for a great showdown in the finals. A tight semi final between World No 14 Sam Gilmour and his younger brother Lachy required a third race decider to put Sam into the best-of-five final against 54th ranked Matt Jerwood, who finished on top of the leader board after a double round robin. ...

Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2014 - Spirit of Koomooloo Video highlights By Scott McDonald, Sydney - Hobart , 12:53 PM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - After seeing a few videos of yachts from the front of the fleet thought we'd share one from the other end, on board Ray White Spirit of Koomooloo, we finished 87th over the line in three days 18 hours ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Entering the Malacca Strait By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:12 PM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race Leg Three leader Dongfeng has rounded the waypoint of Pulau Weh at 0340 UTC and has now entered the waters of the Malacca Strait, between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Ahead, they will have 434 nm of sailing in this narrow stretch of water. ...

NSW 18ft Skiff Championship - Race 2 By Frank Quealey, , 11:49 AM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
In Race 2 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel’s crew sailed a brilliant tactical race to score a stunning win. ...

Yachties battle strong winds in southern Tasmania By Peter Campbell, , 11:35 AM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
Hobart Yachtsman Gary Smith continued his winning form with his offshore racing yacht The Fork in the Road today with an outright victory in the Hobart Combined Clubs Long Race, a resail of the scheduled opening race of the season, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Channel Race, ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: More Alex McKinnon images By Alex McKinnon, , 5:12 AM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
Those magnificent flying machines and their pilots grabbed a lot of attention during the recent McDougall+McConaghy Moth World Championships at Sorrento. Melbourne based photographer and videographer, Alex McKinnon, was on the water again for the final day, when Pete Burling (NZL) became the new champ. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 5 Blue skies and fair winds By RLIR 2015, , 3:56 AM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
The final day of the 13th Royal Langkawi International Regatta provided fresh excitement and new challenges as yachts were greeted by blue skies and upwards of 15 knot winds down the Bass Harbor. ...

Barcelona World Race - Matched up for a Duel in the South By Barcelona World Race, , 2:40 AM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
The pair of IMOCA 60s which have shared the lead of the Barcelona World Race since the demise of pacemaker Hugo Boss remain stuck together, only a handful of miles apart as they ease through the lighter winds at the edge of the South Atlantic high pressure system and now relish the fast sailing ahead into the Southern Ocean. ...

Marine Rescue Trial Bay in midnight tow for disabled yacht By Ken McManus, , 2:06 AM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
In what should have been a leisurely cruise home to Coffs Harbour from Sydney with a newly acquired yacht, a mechanical failure off Hat Head south of Trial Bay last night, meant the skipper and two companions on the vessel needed help. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta: Breeze all the way to the finish By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Langkawi, Malaysia , 11:47 PM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
We all know that the last day of a regatta makes or breaks the event. It’s the day that everyone remembers, and a blowy finish to a ‘quiet’ few days makes all the difference. RLIR this year didn’t actually need to wind up with a flourish, but it did anyway, following on seamlessly from last year’s regatta with five days of uninterrupted sailing breeze ...

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