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 23 Jan 2012
 

Latest news about Tess Lloyd, the secret Volvo Race port revealed. Lots more



Injured 29er sailor Tess Lloyd showing positive signs in Brisbane
Craig Heydon,
Victorian 29er skipper Tess Lloyd is showing more positive signs as she continues to recover from a head injury sustained during the Australian Youth Championships on Tuesday, 10 January 2012.... [more]
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Lincoln Crowne sponsors fantastic event in the 12ft State Champs
Emma Simonsen,
Lincoln Crowne & Company was pleased to see some great results and spectacular sailing across the two weekends of the LCC NSW 12FT Championships. The State Titles ran over six races and doubled as the selection series for the Interdominion Championships.... [more]
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Farr 30 Groovederci dominates Key West with ten straight wins
Erin McKnight,
The Quantum Key West Race Week concluded over the weekend in Florida USA, with Groovederci dominating the Farr 30 division, finishing with a perfect scorecard of ten straight wins. The yacht's performance has been hailed as 'one of the most impressive performances of the regatta', which attracts high profile yachts and professional sailors from all ends of the globe.... [more]
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Australian sailors prepare for World Cup racing in Miami
Craig Heydon,
Australian sailors are preparing for the first ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta of the Olympic year with racing set to begin in Miami, Florida, on Monday.... [more]
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Miami OCR - World's best Olympic and Paralympic sailors ready
Barby MacGowan,
529 sailors from 41 countries are preparing for tomorrow's racing at the Rolex Miami OCR, being sailed on Biscayne Bay. 'It's going to be a great week here in Miami,' said Dean Brenner, Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Committee. 'We're now into the final sprint for the Games, and for all of the competitors, this World Cup event has many implications.'... [more]
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Boat Books - recreational and commercial there's no source like it!
Jeni Bone,
Boat Books has been around for three decades, carving a niche for its products and proving books are still vital for every sort of boatie!... [more]
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Australian Championship gives Eva Lorenz clarity
Ian Grant,
Eva Lorenz, the happy Whitsunday Sailing Club Optimist sailor, now has a better understanding of her physical endurance following the Australian championship on Brisbane's Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Waterloo Bay courses.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World - Dodging fish nets, oil and gas platforms
Lisa Blair,
Lisa Blair is onboard Gold Coast Australia sailing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Lisa's says, ‘The crew on board Gold Coast Australia have now entered into the transit section of the race to be completed under motor.'... [more]
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Festival of Sails clean sweep for Victorian trio
Lisa Ratcliff,
At the 2012 Festival of Sails, a trio of Royal Yacht Club of Victoria boats precisely executed a clean sweep of the Melbourne Premier Series on what was described as a magic summer's day on Port Philip. Rob Hanna's rocket ship, the TP52 Shogun V, blitzed the IRC division A field in its debut Victorian regatta.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - bluQube scoring gate confirmed for Leg 3
Oliver Dewar,
Leg 3 of the Global Ocean Race will commence at 02:00 GMT (15:00 local) on January 29 in Lambton Harbour off the city of Wellington, New Zealand. There, the five double-handed Class40s will begin their 6,200 mile journey through the Pacific Ocean, around Cape Horn and through the South Atlantic to the finish line in Punta del Este, Uruguay.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma takes the lead as Camper closes in
Volvo Ocean Race,
The lead in the Volvo Ocean Race has now been taken over by Puma's Mar Mostro. At 1900 UTC, Ken Read and his crew forced early leader Camper into second place, but there is no time for Puma to rest as the entire fleet is separated by only 2.90 nautical miles with Camper just 0.10nm behind them.... [more]
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2012 New Zealand National Laser Championship – Update after Day 2
Edmund Tam,
On Day 1 of the New Zealand Laser National Championships competitors were greeted with a light and lingering southerly breeze and a forecasted northerly change. This resulted in a delay while the light southerly died away and immediately made way for spectacular Wellington day with the sun shining and an enjoyable but challenging northerly of 18 to 22 knots and a building sea state.... [more]
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Festival of Sails - Images of another great day
Shirley Wodson,
Festival of Sails has resulted in an action packed second day of racing amid ideal conditions. Photographer Shirley Wodson shares with us this gallery of images from the action on the water.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet prepare for Chinese New Year
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Team has arrived in Nongsa Point Marina in Batam, Indonesia, where the yachts are due to muster ahead of next Saturday's arrival in Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore, and now all that's needed to complete the picture is ten 68-foot yachts, each emblazoned with the name of an international city, state, country or corporation.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 – Strong start for Puma's Mar Mostro
Lisa Ramsperger,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 second stage of leg three, from Maldives to Sanya, kicked off today. Puma's Mar Mostro was off to a strong start. The starting gun sounded at 08:00 UTC/13:00 local in the safe haven port of Male in the Maldives, and the fleet began the more than 3,000 nautical mile race to the fourth port of Sanya, China.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3B underway with Camper in early lead + Video
Thomas Pryor,
Part B of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race has got underway with Camper with Emirates Team NZ out to deliver a vastly improved performance in the 3300 mile slog to Sanya, China than their result in the first stage of Leg 3. The leg restarted from the Maldives after the fleet was shipped across a high risk piracy area... [more]
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18ft Skiff Australian Championship - Defending champions tighten grip
Frank Quealey,
2012 Australian 18ft Skiff Championship Race 2. Today's race was sailed in an unpredictable south-east breeze which fluctuated in strength and direction throughout the race and made conditions tough for all teams.... [more]
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Festival of Sails - Day 2 Images from Teri Dodds
Teri Dodds,
The Melbourne component of the Festival of Sails finished today. It was perfect conditions for sailing (and photographing)... Teri Dodds presents her images from the final day.... [more]
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50th anniversary Rolex China Sea Race 2012
RHKYC Media,
Fast forward to 2012, and the Rolex China Sea Race is a fully fledged Cat 1 offshore race, which since 1996 has finished in Subic Bay, some 50km north of Corrigedor. The fleet of around 40 boats will be fully equipped with the latest safety equipment and all will carry a Yellowbrick tracker unit which will update race management and ocean racing fans with the fleet's positions every 30 minutes.... [more]
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Why cruising sailors should race
John Rozema/Sail-World Cruising,
Many cruising sailors who have no desire except a leisurely cruise around the lake with no destination in mind are not interested in racing. They might say, 'When I go racing it is so stressful and not fun at all... I only go out if the weather is right... If I cruise I will only go when I have great conditions.'... [more]
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Australian Flying 11 Championship Title - Oscar crew secure title
Peter McIntosh,
2012 Gill Flying 11 National Championships title. In the penultimate race on a black flag start in moderate south-easterlies, Oscar (Gosford Sailing Club's Kurt Hansen and Lindsay Pike) was fifth to the top mark with MWD in hot pursuit.... [more]
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Festival of Sails images by Shirley Wodson
Shirley Wodson,
Festival of Sails - There was action aplenty for the start of racing off Williamstown today. Below are a small selection of images from Shirley Wodson.... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 22 - Peyron and Ainslie interviewed
ACM,
This week's Episode 22 catches up with Energy Team's Loick Peyron after he recently smashed the round the world record on Banque Populaire in the Jules Verne Trophy. Next Ben Ainslie announces that he will be joining the America's Cup after the Olympics this summer with his UK team: Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR).... [more]
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Laura Dekker completes solo circumnavigation at 16 years and 123 days
Nancy Knudsen,
This week (Saturday 21st January) Laura Dekker, 16-year-old Dutch/New Zealander solo sailor, quietly sailed between islands in pleasant seas into the Dutch island of Sint Maarten in the Caribbean, completing a solo odyssey around the world in a year and a day. There were merely dozens, not thousands, of people at the wharf to greet her.... [more]
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How to get a tall mast under a small bridge
Mark Cherrington,
A long range cruiser - even a short range cruiser - is often presented with some curly problems to solve, and getting your yacht past a bridge that is too low for it is one of those challenges which many cruisers would just rather not tackle. But watching this video will show you how getting an 80ft rig under a 65ft span is not only possible, but easy - when you know how.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet motor towards Batam Island
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race followers will today breathe a sigh of relief as their Race Viewer withdrawal symptoms will receive a much needed fix when all ten internationally backed entries leave Stealth Mode, appearing on the Race Viewer in the process.... [more]
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Not shark 'attack', it's an 'accident' + Video
Media Services,
The concept of the 'rogue' shark, seeking revenge on its human nemesis is nothing more than Hollywood fodder, say experts, including Christopher Neff, a researcher at the University of Sydney carrying out the world's first PhD on the politics of 'shark bite incidents'.... [more]
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