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Moth Worlds – Looping the loop *Feature By John Curnow, , 10:20 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
It is one of the other lines from the theme song of our little time with Terry Thomas and the gang. However, the real thing is that not only are the Moths quick, over the time since they began to get up on foils, the fleet has compacted up. Another crucial element to add, is that all craft also get a result, even if they do not complete all the laps. The latter is a lot better than a DNF. ...
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Rio 2016 - Super-bugs found in Rio sailing waters By BBC News, , 3:52 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
The 'super-bacteria' are usually found in hospital waste and produce an enzyme, KPC, resistant to antibiotics. Researchers found the bacteria in samples taken from Flamengo beach. Nearly 70% of sewage in Rio - a city of some 10 million people - is spilled raw into the waters of Guanabara Bay. The bacteria were found in samples taken from several locations along the Carioca river. ...
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Building the bridge from Optimist to Laser and beyond – with Byte C1 *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 2:05 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
‘We don’t expect children to ride adult bikes when they can’t touch the ground, so why do we expect them to sail adult boats when they can’t control as they should. We didn’t want this for our children so set about trying to develop a boat that addresses this problem. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind images from the reef recovery By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:36 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. Shane Smart was sent to cover the recovery operation and filed these images ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovered from reef By Sail-World.com/nz and Volvo OR Media, , 10:11 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
The Volvo65, Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off St Brandon, on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. the yacht has been hoisted aboard a Maersk shipping line vessel, after being dragged over the reef and into the lagoon on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. ...
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Qingdao to continue as Asian ISAF Sailing World Cup venue By ISAF, , 8:35 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Qingdao, venue of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition, will host some of the world’s finest sailors for the third consecutive year from 14-20 September 2015 with the 2016 dates to be confirmed. Spots for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 27 October to 1 November 2015, will be at stake as well as World Cup bragging rights. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Will it be Bash and Crash? By Rob Mundle, , 5:03 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A bashing, crashing and punishing first night at sea could well decide the outcome in the race for line honours in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: USA's RIO 100 trains off Sydney Heads By Andrea Francolini, , 3:17 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Andrea Francolini was on the water with the US supermaxi, RIO 100 during offshore training session before the Boxing Day Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, and provided this gallery of images. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Weather early Xmas gift for small yachts By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 2:30 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The 117 yachts in the Rolex Sydney Hobart will face an early test this year, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasting a sharp 20 to 25 knot southerly change on Boxing Day afternoon not long after the start. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Hollywood focused on victory By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 2:14 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Just a few days out from Boxing Day and the buzz around the docks of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is that Ray Roberts is looking like a very good bet to win this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. ...
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Soldiering on in the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race By Danielle McKay, RSHYR Media, , 1:58 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - There’s no doubt the returned soldiers aboard Spirit of Mateship and Southern Excellence II are the kind of blokes you want around if things went horribly wrong – and for that matter, you want them for the good stuff too – because they are top blokes. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - The mental game + Videos By Barcelona World Race, , 5:43 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race: The challenges of racing as a duo, not just seeking to perform at the highest level over a period of 90 to 100 days but actually co-habiting in a small, confined space whilst also experiencing extremes of discomfort – wet, damp, tired, hot, cold, emotional and physical. Here Ken Way gives an insight into how he helps the relationship between the two skippers work. ...
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Inaugural Australian Viper 640 One Design Regatta By Viper Viper, western australia , 4:00 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Aus. Viper 640 One Design Regatta: Heather Monkhouse on Hissteria said after the finish of one race, 'We sailed really well and we were near last. How did that happen? ……And then I looked in front and we had about seven boats just seconds in front of us. We were still in it if we sailed well…. The racing is so close.' Saturday was meant to be breeze above 18 knots all day. It didn’t eventuate. ...
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Sail-World's coverage of Rolex Sydney Hobart will be its biggest ever By Rob Kothe, , 3:50 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Our nine sites world-wide will be carrying the full vision coverage and we will also have Nic Douglass's audio coverage starting from 8am. Great feedback this last week for our three part interview series with Nico, Chris Nicholson on Team Vestas grounding. Positive comments too on our feature article on the development of the junior dinghy and a sad week for Australian keelboat sailing. ...
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2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled By Terry Travers, Tasmania , 1:51 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
In a dismal day for adventure style racing The Australian Three Peaks Race committee of the Mersey Yacht Club inc. announced that the 2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled and the organisation will go into recess. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Jim Clark's thoughts on Comanche's maiden race *Feature By Sail-World, , 12:01 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Comanche’s owner, Jim Clark concedes that a Rolex Sydney Hobart isn’t the ideal first race for such a big, complex machine, but: 'I am married to an Australian, and I’ve seen the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart a number of times. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Salt water therapy By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 7:03 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Warwick Sherman never really wanted to do the Rolex Sydney Hobart, he’d done plenty of ocean racing, but bashing his way across Bass Strait to get to Tasmania just didn't grab him. Perversely, all that changed when he was diagnosed with cancer. ...
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Belcher and Ryan win Copa Brasil de Vela to top off a successful 2014 By Cora Zillich, , 3:31 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
World Champions Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) have won the Men’s 470 at the 'Copa Brasil de Vela' on Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay overnight. ...
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2014 National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - Victorian entry By Peter Campbell, , 3:08 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2014 Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race will have special significance for Melbourne yachtsman Richard Gates – culminating a return to yachting after a break of 30 years and sailing back to where he grew up. ...
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Flying Dutchman Worlds on Sydney Harbour By Peter Campbell, , 2:48 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The Flying Dutchman, regarded as one of the finest and fastest one-design dinghy classes ever designed, will return to Sydney Harbour en masse when the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron conducts the Australian and World championships, starting next week. ...
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Yachts of Yesteryear to celebrate 70th Sydney Hobart in Parade of Sail By Di Pearson RSHYR media, , 2:20 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has received overwhelming support for its Parade of Sail, to be held prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, and staged in honour of the 70th Hobart and the Club’s 70th anniversary. ...
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Moth Tutorials - Presented by Nathan Outteridge By Beau Outteridge, , 7:47 PM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
The International Moth Class isn't exactly a new sailing class, yet the learning curve would have to be one of the steepest out there. Moths have been on foils for almost 10 years, yet besides talking to fellow moth sailors, there isn't a lot of information out there to help you master the skills and techniques needed to fly ...
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2014 VX-One ACT Championships - Overall report By Fred Kasparek, Canberra , 2:12 PM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
Discussions started early in September to get the fleet together for, what at the time was, the City of Canberra regatta. It was pretty clear from the outset that we would get virtually every boat in Australia in attendance. ...
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America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:24 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – One race many nations By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 7:02 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Australia’s premier ocean race has always had an international flavour; Captain Illingworth, who started the whole Sydney Hobart thing was, after all, an Englishman. ...
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