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Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 Photos and season highs and lows video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:14 PM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Act Eight Sydney Photos and the video about highs and lows of the season so far. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg Two - Final fight to the finish + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:37 PM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: The final pages of the Leg Two epic to Abu Dhabi will be played out in the next 24 hours. The leading trio of Team Brunel, Dongfeng and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been close sparring partners since crossing the Equator on day 16. On day 18 Dongfeng were just 2.1nm behind the leader Team Brunel and not much has changed since. ...

Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - McMillan tops table in Sydney + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:59 PM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
A physically exhausting 10 races were sailed, with all the teams pulling some big punches out of the water that resulted in seven different race winners. Oman’s The Wave, Muscat blasted round the tight course and was slick in executing their manoeuvres – despite a huge nose dive in the first race that almost saw the team lose control. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air springs a surprise By Oman Sail, , 1:07 PM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
On the first day of action in the Extreme Sailing Series finale in Sydney Leigh McMillan’s The Wave, Muscat took the lead in the showdown with Alinghi while Oman Sail sister ship Oman Air, skippered by Australian Tom Slingsby, flagged up their potential to cause an upset by posting their first win in the tenth and last race of the day. ...

Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 2: Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 12:50 PM Fri 12 Dec 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. reports in from Sydney, Australia, after the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...

ISAF SWC Melbourne - Top ten prepare for Port Phillip showdown + Video By Lisa Ratcliff, , 11:02 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Day five at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne was pedestrian compared to yesterday’s blow up on Port Phillip, and all-in-all produced the best day’s racing of the world-class event. The east in the 12-15 knot south-east breeze kept the inshore courses flat; further offshore the seas were lumpier though nothing like the steep walls of green water that forced the cancellation of racing yesterday. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2014 - Outteridge & Jensen lead 49er By Cora Zillich, , 10:17 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF SWC Melbourne 2014: Australian Sailing Team’s Nathan Outteridge (NSW) and Iain Jensen (NSW) go into the first medal race of the regatta in the lead as doe’s 49erFX duo of local Tess Lloyd (VIC) and crew Caitlin Elks (WA). With only one more race to go this afternoon and three race wins today, Jason Waterhouse (NSW) and Lisa Darmanin (NSW) have a lead in the Nacra 17 fleet after 14 races. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar’s record first podium finish By Adam Tanous, , 9:56 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series Act Eight 2014: After sailing was cancelled yesterday due to adverse weather conditions, spectators on Sydney harbour were treated to ten thrilling races throughout the day. Sailing under the Team Australia flag, GAC Pindar finished the day in ninth position with a total of 40 points but showed positive signs throughout, notching a second place finish in round eight. ...

Extreme Sailing Series Act Eight 2014 – Photos by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 9:40 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series Act Eight 2014, Sydney – Photos by Andrea Francolini. Finally Sydney is putting on a good show. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Three way alley-brawl on final day of Leg 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 9:01 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Less than a day remains on Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, with the leading three boats looking set to make a serious race of it right to the finish line in Abu Dhabi. According to the latest projects from the routing function of Predictwind the two leading boats, Dongfeng Race Team and Team Brunel will be a minute apart at the finish line. ...

Fireball South Australia State Championship - Overall report By Robin Inns, Adelaide Sailing Club , 7:56 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Michael Thomson and substitute super crew Pete Crossley did well too and held off Robin Inns and Joel Coultas for second place. ...

ISAF SWC Melbourne: Family affair for Papua New Guinea sailors + Video By Tracey Johnstone / ISAF Sailing World Cup, , 7:40 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne 2014: PNG is one of 33 countries represented at the important Oceanic event, the largest Olympic sailing regatta in the southern hemisphere. The squad is working under the tutelage of coach Graham Numa, who is also the father to three of the sailors Raymond, John and Rose-Lee, and uncle to the other two, Janet Vaa and Markson Charlie. ...

Catalina Owners' Lake Macquarie Rendezvous is coming up! By Rod Mackay, Lake Macquarie , 7:21 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
The Catalina Owners Lake Macquarie Rendezvous will be held from January 2-4, 2015 at Royal Motor Yacht Club, Toronto. This regatta is for the owners and guests of Catalina yachts who have got over the silly season and will look forward to sailing on beautiful Lake Macquarie for some fun and sun; and this year we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the event. ...

Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship - Stormy capsize By Frank Quealey, , 5:48 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Last Sunday, Michael Coxon’s Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team was leading the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship race when gear failure on the second spinnaker run ultimately led to a spectacular capsize. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Replay coverage - Day 2 +Audio *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 1:49 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Replay coverage of the second day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour. Today is Day 2 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. ...

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Day five By Lisa Ratcliff, , 12:03 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - The clouds have been sent packing from Port Phillip leaving a stunning summer’s day and an outlook of E-SE 15- 20 knots tending S-SE. Off host club for the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, Sandringham Yacht Club, the sea is calm. ...

12 Days of Xmas - Day 7 By Laser Sailing, , 11:25 PM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
Day Seven of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas and the offer is 10% off rope upgrade kit. ...

America's Cup: Oracle crew member's penalty for cheating is reduced *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 5:30 PM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder denied the cheating allegation and subsequent finding by the Jury, on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence. He had not sailed since the Jury Hearing and Decision, announced just before the start of the 34th America's Cup. Oracle Team USA was penalised $250,000 over the same cheating issue by the International Jury. ...

Maxi Beau Geste lining up for Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs race By Lisa Ratcliff /RPAYC media, , 3:50 PM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs race: For twelve months Kwok and his campaign manager Gavin Brady were running a busy two-boat program with the Botin 80, built and based in New Zealand, and Team Beau Geste, the unbeatable TP52 that delivered Kwok and his crew the prestigious Audi IRC Australian Championship class A title at their final event at Hamilton Island in August. ...

Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - Opening day of racing cancelled By Oman Sail, , 3:21 PM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series Act Eight 2014: Heavy rain, 30 knots of wind and massive gusts forced organisers to cancel the first day of racing in the interest of safety and reset the start clock to Friday when The Wave, Muscat skipper Leigh McMillan will attempt to do battle with Alinghi’s Morgan Larson to keep hold of his crown. ...

Simon McKeon launches 2015 IFDS Disabled Sailing Combined Worlds By 2015 IFDS World Championships - Media, , 1:39 PM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 IFDS Disabled Sailing Combined World Championships - Today during the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, the 2011 Australian of the year, Simon McKeon AO, officially launched the 2015 IFDS Disabled Sailing Combined World Championships. ...

Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - Wet, wild and windy By Extreme Sailing Series, , 1:24 PM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
At the Extreme Sailing Series™ presented by Land Rover, wet, wild and windy conditions forced Race Management to cancel the first day of racing on Sydney Harbour, with the city’s famous 'Southerly Buster' playing havoc on the racecourse before the fleet even left the dock. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Thrilling action on Day 4 + Videos By Lisa Ratcliff, , 12:25 PM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Southerly winds were manageable at an average 22-24 knots, it was the vertical rouge waves and cranky sea-state that brought on some seasickness, cancelled starts and reduced the original racing timetable. Four classes from the first session were sent out - Nacras, Lasers, 2.4mR and SKUD18 - and they all managed to put two more scores on the board. ...

CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year announced By Louise Bashford, , 12:07 PM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
Roger Hickman has been named the Ocean Racer of the Year by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, at a gala cocktail party hosted at the Club this evening. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Alive aiming for S2H and Tassie yachting icons By Peter Campbell, , 11:24 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
Alive’s Brisbane-based skipper Duncan Hine has revealed the plans of owner Phillip Turner during a brief visit to his home club in Hobart, the Derwent Sailing Squadron, where Turner is also a member. The Reichel/Pugh 66 is favourite among state-of-the-art boats in 60-70 feet LOA range for an overall win in the Rolex Sydney Hobart following Turner and Hine’s success with the boat earlier this year. ...

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