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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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Clipper Race skipper and his amateur crew to star at national awards By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 4:12 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Canadian Eric Holden and his international crew members finished victorious over eleven other teams to win the famous Clipper 2013-14 Race when it finished in London earlier this year following the challenging 11-month, 40,000 nautical mile challenge, the only of its kind in the world for amateur crew. ...
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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 - 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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Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Count down to Caribbean opener By Sue Pelling, , 7:19 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series: This event, which kick starts the Caribbean race season, is proving to be a huge attraction for overseas entries with over 20 already signed and more than 50 boats expected overall. One of the biggest draws is the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race (21 January), a 60 nautical mile ocean race round the island. There are currently 14 established records in this race. ...
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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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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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Soto 40 South American Tour - Coming soon By Soto 40, , 5:31 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The second stage of the Soto 40 South American Tour is coming up next and will be held in Algarrobo, Chile from 24 - 31 January. More than eight yachts are expected to take part in the Chille Sailing Week, a competition noted for its level of competition and close racing, where success is characterized by consistency, precision and teamwork. ...
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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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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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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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Barcelona Word Race initiative offers key skills to global audience By Daniel Ferrando, , 4:12 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
When it comes to the practicalities of learning skills and topics which really interest leisure and racing sailors, finding up to date and practical educational courses and study material is nearly impossible. Yes, there are countless articles on diesel engines, parking your boat, chart work and navigation, but there are precious few opportunities to learn a full further education standard course ...
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Rob and Scarlet’s big adventure before Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 2:35 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Ocean sailors are daft; why else would you think it a good idea to take a modern ocean racing yacht around the world on her own bottom to compete in lots and lots of races, some thousands of miles long? ...
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Waypoints of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race By Bruce Montgomery RSHYR media, , 2:17 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The island is off the NSW south coast, 155 nautical miles south of Sydney’s South Head and about 6 nm south-east of Narooma. Its lighthouse, built of granite quarried on the island, began operating in 1881. The island is a protected nature reserve. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Title defence By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 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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