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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, , 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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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Title defence By Jim Gale, , 2:01 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Hundreds of Australian sailors spend their lives trying to win the Tattersall’s Cup; year after year they declare in Hobart that this was their last Rolex Sydney Hobart - definitely - for sure. But 12 months later you spot them again at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, tinkering with their pride and joy and nervously eying off Boxing Day ...
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America's Cup: Lawsuit against Oracle Racing lodged in San Francisco *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:39 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
In further legal fallout from the 34th America's Cup one of the New Zealand sailors named in an action bought by the International Sailing Federation has in turn lodged a lawsuit in a California Court against his former racing team, Oracle Racing Inc over boat fixing in America's Cup World Series ...
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Counting down to Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 By Royal Langkawi International Regatta, , 5:49 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 will see the re-emergence of Team HIFI skippered by Neil Pryde, and along with Team Oi! skippered by Peter Ahern, are top contenders for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy, which is given to the winner of the Racing Class title. Oi! clinched the trophy in 2014, and HIFI won in 2013. ...
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2017 J/80 World Championships are awarded to Royal Southern Yacht Club By Peta Stuart-Hunt | PR Works, , 3:41 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
2017 J/80 World Championships: The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) has an active J/80 fleet and attracts many more of the class to its summer series of regattas run annually from May through to September, in addition to match racing J/80s in the annual Grade 2 Match Cup. ...
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Spectacular fire on Sydney Harbour captured on video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:30 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Sydney sailing sports photographer, Beth Morley was on Sydney Harbour, capturing images of the Friday night racing, when a luxury launch caught fire nearby. I was out photographing the Ransa Sailing yacht race this evening when I saw smoke coming from the back of a large cruise boat around the back of Sow and Pigs (reef) area towards Middle Head. ...
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Clipper Race skipper to receive prestigious US award By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 10:04 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World: The award is in recognition of the way he directed his crew during a dramatic man overboard rescue in the harsh northern Pacific Ocean last March. The Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship is an internationally renowned trophy awarded annually for an act of seamanship which significantly contributes to the safety of a yacht, or one or more individuals at sea. ...
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Hobart contender set to build on last year's success with some support By Alana Hosking, Sydney , 10:03 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
While sturdy concrete structures and swift racing yachts generally share little in common, in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race a well-known name in Australian construction will also be the name behind – and, in fact, on – one of the contenders. ...
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OK Dinghy Worlds - Preview 2: Overindulgence in sailing fun By Robert Deaves, , 9:52 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
OK Dinghy Worlds: Some sailors will even be in transit over the festive period, so thoughts of overindulgence will be a long way from their minds as they focus on the challenge ahead – overcoming the strong Australian team and preparing for the conditions on Port Phillip Bay. However, if the event is true to form - there will be overindulgence in competitive and fun racing. ...
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The Photographer who has been with Wild Oats XI since her conception By Rob Mundle, , 5:29 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
If you are into sailing in Australia you will probably know his name, and you will no doubt have seen his images hundreds of times. However, for the majority of sailors, putting a face to his name would be an impossible task. ...
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America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:37 AM Fri 19 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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Sydney Hobart Race - Crew prepares for a game of 'Snakes and Ladders' By Rob Mundle, , 4:30 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - With the early weather outlook for next week’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race indicating it will be a sometimes torrid all-round test over the 628 nautical miles, the highly experienced crew of race record holder Wild Oats XI is feeling comfortable but not over-confident. ...
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Comanche in the Solas Big Boat Challenge - Images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 2:35 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water to provided this gallery of images of Comanche. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Getting the right Balance By Jim Gale, , 1:30 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Financial guru Paul Clitheroe calls all his boats Balance; as in balance sheet, balanced portfolio, bank balance and balance in life. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Getting the right Balance By Jim Gale, , 1:30 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Financial guru Paul Clitheroe calls all his boats Balance; as in balance sheet, balanced portfolio, bank balance and balance in life. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Mauritius as Vestas Wind salvage begins By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:20 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Images from Mauritius as the Team Vestas Wind recovery crew prepare to depart for the Cargados Carajos Shoals, over 200nm away. The team have acquired some salvage equipment and will live aboard a chartered boat and attempt to float the boat over the reef and into the lagoon. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Martinez leaves Mapfre for Leg 3 to China By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:48 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
The skipper of Mapfre, Iker Martinez will leave the Campos managed Volvo Ocean Race entry for the third Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team cites a conflict between Martinez's Olympic commitments in the Nacra 17 and the Volvo Ocean Race, as the reason for the departure which the team says was a planned move. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson back on the atoll to retrieve Vestas Wind By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:06 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson (AUS) has flown back to a remote Indian Ocean reef to help oversee a complicated operation to retrieve his stranded boat after it was grounded there during Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race nearly three weeks ago. ...
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America's Cup: Iain Murray appointed as Regatta Director again By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:09 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
The America's Cup Competitor Forum, comprising the six teams registered for the 2017 America’s Cup, has appointed Iain Murray as Regatta Director. The appointment was tipped a month ago in Sail-World.com. Under the Protocol for the 35th America's Cup, the appointment has to be approved by the majority of the competitors. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Clipper Race to enter 12-strong fleet By Marina Thomas, , 3:26 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: The intention to enter the fleet of twelve Clipper 70s in the 71st edition has just been confirmed by Clipper Race organisers. The RSHYR will form part of the biennial Clipper Race series for a second time. The round-the-world fleet created much interest in 2013 as amateur sailors from over 40 different nationalities competed as part of their 40,000 mile circumnavigation. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 16 show By Sail-World, , 12:38 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 34th. Sailing news in sixty seconds-ish (2:46). Sail Sydney: Josh McKnight (Moth, 9:43), Tom Spithill (Moth, 12:45), Olivia Price & Eliza Solly (FX, 15:24) Tom Burton (Laser, 23:20) James Wierzbowski (Extreme 40's, 32:08) and much more ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 3 - On the Atoll *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:59 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Final part of a three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson tell what happened once the crew stepped aboard the local coastguard boat just after dawn, and subsequent trips back to the wreck. ...
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Int'l 14 World Championships - Defending champion expects tight racing By Tracey Johnstone, , 5:42 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Four-time World Champion, Britain’s Archie Massey, expects racing in the titles at Geelong, Australia, will be tight. ...
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