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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race Images By John Curnow, , 12:46 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
John Curnow was out on the water for the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne. The Lasers and the Finns were the focus of his attention. Here are some highlights from a day when Port Phillip was benign, then showed a lot of promise and finally settled for healthy doses of sun and breeze. Phew! ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi dons ESS Crown, Oman Air wins award By Oman Sail, , 10:11 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
After an epic year-long battle between Leigh McMillan and Morgan Larson and their crews, spanning 12 months, 8 countries and 223 races, the Swiss team were crowned new champions when they crossed the finish line of the final double points race in second place to earn a 12 point advantage over The Wave for the Sydney Act and a 10 point lead on the overall leaderboard. ...

Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - Gac Pindar capsize + Video By Team Pindar, , 9:12 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act Eight: Sydney locals were out in full force to cheer on the home team but GAC Pindar, who have been flying the Australian flag all season, had their day cut short following an unfortunate incident with Realteam. Nathan Wilmot, GAC Pindar's Skipper, commented on this incident. ...

18ft Skiffs: Rooklyn scores win in Syd. Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy By Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League, , 8:14 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Lumix grabbed the lead after rounding the first set of windward marks and was never in any real danger of defeat as the team sailed faultlessly around the North-East course. was 33s behind the winner, in second place, with (Keagan York, Greg Dixon, Matt Stenta) a further 1m25s back in third place. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup: Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day + Videos By Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, , 7:31 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2014: Some of the day’s highlights on the Stadium course included Tom Burton’s trifecta of gold medal Laser wins at this World Cup event, the Australian identical twins out-sailing the Portuguese brothers in the 470s and the final epic Finn grudge match between Great Britain’s Ed Wright and Oli Tweddell that went the Brit’s way. ...

Roberts and Dally turn tables to close out CYCA Trophy–Passage Series By Di Pearson, , 7:12 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 CYCA Trophy - Passage Series - Ray Roberts (OneSails Racing) turned the tables on Victorian yachtsman Rob Hanna (Shogun V) today to claim Division one honours in the CYCA Trophy-Passage Series, while Khaleesi did the same to her sistership Nine Dragons in Division two, Andrew and Pauline Dally basking in their first major win since buying the former Exile. ...

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Hat-trick for Tom Burton By Cora Zillich, , 6:49 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - It was another successful medal haul for the Australian Sailing Team (AST) on day two of medal racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne with four gold, three silver and two bronze added to the Australian Sailing Team and Squad (AST/ASS) tally after yesterday’s one gold, two silver and one bronze. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 5:37 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Delayed coverage of the fourth day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour. Today is Day 4 with full video coverage. Nic Douglass (Adventures of a Sailor Girl) will carry her own inimitable commentary from two hours before the start of racing, due to get underway at 4.00pm Sydney time. Now live. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng score another excellent result By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:23 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
A hectic, stressful and closer-than-close finish to leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race as the determined men of Dongfeng battled their way to the Abu Dhabi finish line in second place at 08:41:40 UTC time just 16 minutes and 20 seconds behind their Dutch rivals Team Brunel. ...

Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Fleet rumbles in Miami By Melges 20, , 4:43 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
After a tricky second day at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1 hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club, the fleet anticipated three quality races with a forecast calling for a brisk, more straightforward northerly wind. Once to the racing area however, the light northerly quickly began to die forcing the fleet to pull out their dice to help decide where to head on the first beat ...

WA Dragon State Championship - ‘Freo doctor’ oils up its tonsils By Jonny Fullerton, , 3:50 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 WA Dragon State Championship - A highly competitive fleet of 17 Dragons assembled at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in Perth for the WA Dragon State Championship sailed over three days from 12 - 14 December. ...

RHKYC Race Coach vacancy By RHKYC, Hong Kong , 3:25 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, one of the oldest sailing and rowing clubs in Hong Kong, is looking for a high calibre individual to fill the post of Race Coach. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat see championship bid slip By Oman Sail, , 3:08 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat saw their 2014 championship lead slip away in Sydney after a dramatic but frustrating day on the water while Australian sailor Tom Slingsby and his crew on Oman Air dazzled local crowds to jump four places on the leaderboard. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel (NED) wins Leg 2 By Marie Laurens, , 2:18 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Bouwe Bekking (NED) and Team Brunel found a very timely change of gear to sweep past Dongfeng Race Team and edge to a 16-minute victory in an incident-packed Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday. ...

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Checking into protest room By Tracey Johnstone, , 2:03 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne jury chair Doug Sloan leads a volunteer team of nine international and national judges tasked with the mammoth job of providing the event’s 800 competitors with a level playing field. ...

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne: Final day Preview By Lisa Ratcliff, , 1:47 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
The breeze returned to Port Phillip early on the final day of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne and Sail Melbourne for the Medal races for six classes and final races for the Invited classes. Competitors arriving at Sandringham Yacht Club this morning were greeted by a decent NW breeze which is forecast to swing around to the south-west and at 10am that transition had begun. ...

Day 9 of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas By PSA Sailing, , 8:17 PM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
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Extreme Sailing Series: Day 3 image gallery from Sydney Harbour *Feature By Beth Morley, Sport Sailing Photography, Sydney, Australia , 7:21 PM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
Sydney photographer, Beth Morley, was on the water for the third day of racing in the Extreme Sailing Series, and provided this galley from the day's racing. JP Morgan BAR (Ben Ainslie) had a collision from behind which damaged their rudders / tiller arm and had to be replaced between races... Realteam hit them from behing and JP Morgan BAR missed three races while it was replaced. ...

The Extreme Sailing Series™ - Action-packed day on Sydney Harbour By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 3:45 PM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series™ saw an action-packed, full pressure day on Sydney Harbour for the Extreme 40s at the penultimate day’s racing of the 2014 global tour, where the grudge match between Alinghi and The Wave, Muscat was rife. ...

Early Christmas presents for ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists + Video By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:01 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - The first day of Medal Racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne produced gold medallists in half of the Olympic classes and the Paralympic divisions announced their series winners. ...

GAC Pindar skipper Nathan Wilmot celebrates birthday with two race win By Adam Tanous, , 8:32 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
On the penultimate day of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series, GAC Pindar recorded two wins during a mixed day of sailing for the Australian team. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 finish - Team Brunel wins from Dongfeng *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 8:19 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
Watch the finish of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Abu Dhabi - LIVE! Team Brunel has taken the Leg from Dongfeng. Click on the viewer here and see how the final miles unfold - with three boats in contention for the Leg win - Dongfeng Race Team (China) Abhu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel (Netherlands). ...

Two rescued on Marine Rescue Moama training run By Ken McManus, , 8:15 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
Forced to swim against the current to try to return to the houseboat, Harley soon became exhausted. Pia went to support Harley but she too, became separated from the houseboat, which was unable to manoeuvre in the current to reach them. ...

Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Day 1 overall By Melges 20, , 7:34 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 /2015 International Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Event No. 1- There are some basic things in sailing that are fairly straightforward; hoisting sails, trimming them properly and trying to keep the bow pointed to the mark at all times. Combined with getting a clean start, taking care of the basics usually results in a good finish and solid position at the end of the day. ...

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Australia's medal harvest By Cora Zillich, , 7:16 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
The Australian Sailing Team (AST) and Squad finished a successful first Medal Race day at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne with a gold and silver in the 49er, a silver in the women’s RS:X and a bronze in the 49erFX. In addition, the AST won both invited Paralympic classes of the SKUD18 and 2.4mR. ...

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