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Magnetic Island Race Week: great conditions forecast for regatta start By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 9:11 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The breeze is pumping and the north Queensland sun is blazing as crews competing in the eighth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week prepare for five days of hot competition starting tomorrow. Townsville’s most famous sailing son, Will Oxley, was on hand at the Competitor Briefing today to share his valuable advice to the fleet on the best way to handle the forecast perfect racing conditions. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - International fleet bound for Malta By Louay Habib, , 9:01 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The 606-mile yacht race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Starting and finishing in Malta, the route includes the deep azure waters around Sicily including the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, as well as Pantelleria and Lampedusa. One of the most stunning vistas is Stromboli, the active volcano which is a course mark. ...
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Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing By Neptune Racing, , 7:34 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Our latest event saw Neptune Racing travel to the Bayview Yacht Club, contesting for the Detroit Cup. It was tumultuous week for the team; coming out firing to be in the lead after day one, eventually qualifying fourth after two days of racing. ...
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2014 MC38 Australian Championship - Leslie Green crowned Champion By Di Pearson, , 3:43 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 MC38 Australian Championship - After playing bridesmaid at both Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and the Australian Championship last year, Sydney yachtsman Leslie Green and his Ginger crew were crowned the MC38 Australian champions for 2014, last weekend. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 3:04 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
After Garda's past rainy days and a short morning postponement ashore, the 57-strong Audi Melges 20 World Championship fleet welcomed plentiful sunshine and a nice eight - ten knots of breeze to the Lake Garda racing arena. Three races are now complete in the 10-part racing series with former Gold Cup Champion and Audi Sailing Series Champion Alessandro Rombelli aboard STIG ahead by seven points. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica By Sam Greenfield, Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:27 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Many have attempted to describe just how hard it is to sail in a Volvo Ocean Race, but what we rarely hear is how getting to the starting line can be just just as tough. Volvo Ocean race is a race within a race.We don’t often tell the stories of those who don’t make it, because, frankly, it’s not uncommon. But in the case of Lt. Chris Branning, we’ve made an exception. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 9:46 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck for day one at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 7:02 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
After teasing the competitors for the majority of the afternoon the wind finally filled in on day two of the Alacati PWA World Cup. The second elimination of both the men’s and women’s fleets were completed - in 7-18 knots - as Quentel secured his first bullet of, not only the week, but also the season, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made it two wins out of two with another fine display of sailing. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 5:08 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on the water at Fraglia Della Vela Riva to capture these images during day one of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship. ...
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IFDS World Championship overall By Kathy Large, , 2:57 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Extremely close results in two of three classes made for an dramatic finish to the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Twenty five countries were represented at the combined world championships for disabled sailors. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 10:17 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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Magnetic Island Race Week: welcome mat rolled out as fleet roll in By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 7:20 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
The warm north Queensland welcome mat is out for the large monohull and multihull fleet competing in the eighth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week which starts tomorrow. The fleet are arriving in early, gently slipping into their berths at Magnetic Island Marina and joining in the relaxed and welcoming dock chatter as old friends catch up and new friendships start. ...
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2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2 By Rich Roberts, , 3:45 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - After Tuesday's wild racing in the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta it was apparent that old boats aren't necessarily a problem as long as you keep them upright. ...
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2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda By Melges 20, , 3:14 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Registration, measurement and practice day are officially complete at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. An unprecedented 57 entries will take to the starting line tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 August for the first of four competitive days of premium performance racing. ...
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Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - First entries in! By Lisa Ratcliff, , 2:08 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - The chairman of the organising committee for the 34th Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race and skipper of the multihull record holder are the first entries for the New Year offshore event starting January 2, 2015 off Barrenjoey Headland. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa By Chris Yates, , 6:45 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
The inaugural day of the 2014 Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup saw the opening races of the week completed in winds of 11-20 knots. Registration was soon completed between 10am and 11am, allowing the real action to begin. After an exciting afternoon of racing Ben Van Der Steen struck first in the men’s division, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made the perfect start for the women's division. ...
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International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, , 2:14 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
A much smaller gathering at this Int'l 18 Regatta than in most recent years, due primarily to over extended schedules, eight teams hoisted sail and carried on the tradition of the International 18's on San Francisco Bay. The wind and tide played their usual havoc on sailors as the flood gave way to ebb combined with occasional ferry and cargo traffic to send launch ramps the competitors way. ...
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J24 Short Course Regatta at Cronulla Sailing Club By J24 Australia, , 1:47 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Mat Short, the rising star in the fast growing fleet of J24s at Cronulla, proved the old maxim – if you want to finish first, first you have to finish – and although he blitzed the racing on Saturday, not sailing on Sunday put an end to his (deserved) potential championship winning result. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic By KPMS, , 1:13 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
A collection of some of the world’s finest, fastest and most famous Maxi yachts will gather in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup from 31 August – 6 September, an occasion which marks the 30th year of the relationship between event organizers Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and title sponsor Rolex. ...
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Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? By Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen , 12:23 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first time in European sailing history, the top European sailing club will be identified at the new Sailing Champions League, which takes place from 17th to 19th October in Copenhagen. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:30 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
In the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff Bay saved the best for last for the 11-boat Extreme 40 fleet, where Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat and J.P. Morgan BAR battled it out until the bitter end for the top positions, in one of the closest – and most exciting – three-horse fights seen in the Series, which resulted in a three way collision and three consecutive penalties too boot in the final race. ...
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International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys By Tracey Johnstone, , 8:01 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Nurton is a member of both the strong overseas contingent to contest the event being conducted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay in Geelong, and the growing group of women who sail these progressive boats. This will be Nurton’s sixth World Championship after starting her I14 sailing career just over 13 years ago. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Six months to Auckland Stopover By Geraldine O’Kane, , 5:28 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
On Friday 27 February, exactly six months from tomorrow, the Race Village for the Auckland Stopover will open for business ready to welcome the fleet contesting the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Seven boats – the new one-design Volvo Ocean 65s – are due to contest this edition of the Race which starts in Alicante (Spain) next month and the fourth Leg will see the fleet race from Sanya (China) into ...
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Marine15 - prospectus available online now + VIDEO *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 4:29 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Asia Pacific's largest recreational marine business and safety conference and associated trade exhibition will be held from Sunday 3 May to Tuesday 5 May 2015 at RACV Royal Pines on Queensland’s Gold Coast. ...
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Nominations now open for 2014 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards By Jennifer Crooks, , 3:49 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Nominations are now open in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s prestigious Ocean Racer of the Year Awards. The 2014 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards will be announced on Thursday 11 December 2014 and the CYCA welcomes nominations from fellow offshore clubs that have suitable candidates they feel would be eligible for these awards. ...
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