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2014 Bob Brown Race - The oldies but goodies triumph again By David Salter, Sydney , 8:13 AM Fri 25 Apr 2014 GMT
The annual Sydney Amateur Sailing Club pre-Easter race from Sydney Harbour to Pittwater was again dominated by vintage yachts. Sailed in glorious sunshine and a brisk Southerly of up to 23 knots that saw most of the fleet clear the Heads inside 20 minutes, the ‘Bob Bown’ was won on handicap by Paper Moon (Dennis Williams), a Spencer 32 built in New Zealand back in 1976. ...
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Musto clearance sale- up to to 75% off selected stock* 2:26 AM Fri 25 Apr 2014 GMT
Massive Musto clearance sale - to 75% off selected stock* *Samples and discontinued lines Friday April 25 1:00pm-5:00pm, Saturday April 26 9:00am-5:00pm, unday April 27 9:00am-5:00pm RAN Sailing Association, r David Martin Reserve, New Beach Road Rushcutters Bay, NSW 2027 ...
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2014 Solo Tasman Crossing Challenge underway after a delayed start By Morgan Fahey Super Sail Marine Shield New Zealand, New Plymouth , 1:29 AM Fri 25 Apr 2014 GMT
very four years, an epic challenge takes place on the West coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the coastal town of New Plymouth. New Plymouth is the most western town of New Zealand, and is the closet port to Australia. This wind driven and exposed coast line is the perfect place to start the solo Tasman crossing finishing in Mooloolaba, Australia some 1200 nautical miles away. For any sa ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 4 images by Yvan Zedda By Sail-World.com, , 10:46 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Yvan Zedda was on deck during day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres to capture these images. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 470 Men, action shots by Thom Touw By Sail-World.com, , 10:28 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Thom Touw was out on the water at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres to capture these images of the Men's 470 racing action. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Aussie crews in medal race position By Cora Zillich, , 10:21 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères reached a critical stage with a fourth day that saw eight Australian Sailing crews finish in the top ten and leading in both the Men’s 470 and Laser fleet. More than 1,100 sailors are competing at the fifth and final stage of the 2013-14 ISAF Sailing World Cup series and it was long day out on the water with the Laser fleet coming in last after 8p.m. local time ...
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Byte CII World Championship - Classic conditions on day 2 By Elena Giolai, , 9:50 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The second day of the World Byte Championships enjoyed classic conditions on Upper Garda. Sunshine and a southerly wind of 12-14 knots allowed four races to be completed today bringing to a total of five overall. The competitors had started to prepare themselves in front of the club during the morning even though the first race was scheduled for 12.30. ...
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Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Laser Radial Breakthrough for Australia?? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 8:34 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Young Queensland Laser Radial sailor Ashley Stoddart made personal history yesterday, with her first ever Sailing World Cup Race win. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Mixed bag for the Finns on day 4 By Robert Deaves, , 8:25 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
On day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, mixed fortunes and high scores played with the Finn fleet. Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) still holds a sizeable lead of 17 points from Thomas Le Breton (FRA), who won race 8, and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) who moves up to third after two third place finishes. The first race of the day was won by Björn Allansson (SWE). ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 4 RS:X images by Franck Socha By Sail-World.com, , 8:03 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Franck Socha was out on the water during day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres to capture these images of the men and women's RS:X action. ...
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RC44 Cascais Cup - Tricky opening day for fleet racing By Jo Grindley, , 7:52 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
A stiff breeze blowing along the coast, along with an impressively large Atlantic swell made the opening day of fleet racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup a very tricky one, particularly for helmsmen. In the three races sailed, consistency was difficult and of the 12 teams competing, John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum was the only team to manage it. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Near disasters and hard fought battles By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 7:15 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères reached a critical stage with a fourth day that included near disaster, small margins of error and hard fought battles across the ten Olympic and two Paralympic events. Over 1,100 sailors are competing at the fifth and final stage of the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series and it was long day out on the water with the last race concluding at 20:01 local time. ...
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Antigua Sailing Week - 106 strong fleet ready to rumble By Louay Habib, , 5:47 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Antigua Sailing Week gets underway on Sunday with an entry list slightly up on last year of 106 yachts. It features seven days of superb racing from the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race on Friday 25th April to the final awards ceremony on Friday 2nd May. ...
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Taylor Canfield prepares to defend World Championship title By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:19 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
In the lead up to the season opening event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour in Germany, we catch up with defending ISAF Match Racing World Champion Taylor Canfield on his preparations for the 2014 World Tour. In early 2013 Taylor Canfield was announced as one of the new Tour Card holders for the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Extreme 40s ready for Act 3 battle in Qingdao By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:42 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series is set to begin in a week with the fleet of 12 Extreme 40s, including home nation entry ‘Team Extreme Qingdao’ set to line up on one of the most notorious stadium racecourses on the global tour, for the ‘Double Star Mingren’ Cup, 1-4 May. ...
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Student Yachting World Cup - 34th edition announced + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 4:23 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The Student Yachting World Cup is an event organized each year in France by students for students. Created in 1979 under the name of Course de l'Europe, the cup was just meant to great participants from Western Europe. But, as time went by, more and more Eastern European countries joined the cup. That's why the Course de l'Europe changed its name to become the SYWoC. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain claims race 11 lead By Clipper Ventures, , 3:50 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as the clothing layers and miles to finish continue to be shed, a tactical shift by Great Britain towards the rhumb line has seen the team take the lead in race 11. Team Garmin is now neck and neck with Derry~Londonderry~Doire in second place as the sprint to the Scoring Gate shapes up. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race - Veterans steal the headlines By KPMS, , 3:28 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
In the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race, two yachtsmen seemingly in the twilight of their sailing careers stole the headlines and plaudits at a memorable edition of the event. Syd Fischer, 87 years young, a veteran of 45 Rolex Sydney Hobarts, winner of the Rolex Fastnet in 1971 and five-time challenger of the America’s Cup, skippered Ragamuffin 90, the race’s largest and fastest boat to line honours. ...
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Elliott 7 Australian Titles at Batemans Bay By Jim Walsh, Sydney , 2:10 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Elliott 7's are descending from Albury, Griffith, Canberra and Sydney for the Elliott 7 National titles, held in conjunction with the Batamans Bay Anzac weekend regatta. With several previous Australian champion boats with new owners competing it will be a quality fleet. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: More glamour conditions on day 4 +Video By Daniel Smith, , 11:41 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 - More of the same is expected on the fourth day of racing with a morning north westerly breeze in between 3-6 knots turning to the west and increasing to 9-12 knots at midday. As the day goes on a south westerly breeze in between 13-16 knots will ensure more great racing on the French Riviera. ...
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Land Rover Winter Series opens with Great Veterans Race By Jennifer Crooks, , 11:26 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The Land Rover Winter Series - conducted by the Cruising Yacht of Australia, gets underway this Sunday 27 April from 11am, with the traditional Great Veterans and Ladies Day races. The Great Veteran’s Race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual tribute to those classic Sydney Hobart Yacht race yachts that sailed south in the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s, and early 80’s, is a non-spinnaker race. ...
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ISAF SWC Hyères: Australian Sailing Team lead in three Olympic classes By Cora Zillich, , 7:42 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
At ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères in France on Wednesday the Gold fleet racing got underway with tense competition in all classes. Australian Sailing Team athletes finishing the day leading in three of the Olympic classes - 470M, Nacra17 and the Laser fleet. ...
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Team GBR’s Sparky on the Road to Rio (Part Two) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:28 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
GBR Team Manager Stephen Park has led Great Britain’s Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic Classes – to great success on the world stage over the last 13 years. ...
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Boaters to have improved access to Cabbage Tree Harbour By AAP Medianet, , 3:09 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Boaters will have improved access to Cabbage Tree Harbour by the end of this year with major upgrade work to the Norah Head boat ramp at Bald Street in Norah Head to start on Monday. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 470 Women, action shots by Thom Touw By Sail-World.com, , 2:00 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Thom Touw was on site to capture these images of 470 Women's racing action at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. ...
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