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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Crew change onboard Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 1:09 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
For the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 Dongfeng Race Team announce new crew line-up, a new fourth Chinese sailor, addition of an under 30 solo sailor, and a replacement OBR for next leg. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica granted Redress for Leg 2 By Richard Gladwell/, , 1:05 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
After a Hearing by the International Jury for the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica has had her points adjusted for Leg 2. For going to the assistance of Team Vestas Wind, after she became wrecked on a reef in late November, Team Alvimedica has had their points for the Leg reduced by 1pt to four points under the low points score system. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: A little luck goes a long way for Vestas Wind By, , 12:44 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
In a joint venture between Subtech and Svitzer a team was mobilized from South Africa under a Bimco Wreckhire to refloat and recover, intact, the remains of the 'Vestas Wind' from the Cargados Carajos Shoal. The main objective being to salvage the deck intact to install in a new boat to be built, as that was the one item that would not be ready in time to make re-entry into the race possible. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Redress gives Pretty Fly III win in Division Zero By Richard Gladwell,, , 9:48 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
The New South Wales yacht Pretty Fly III (Colin Woods) has been elevated to first place in Division Zero in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, after a Redress Hearing was held today, in Hobart. The incident occurred on the final night of the race as the remaining Division Zero competitors raced at speeds in excess of 20kts driven by a strong northerly that gusted up to 35kts. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Age no barrier for the final finisher By Danielle McKay, RSHYR media, , 9:20 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: So much for getting slower with age! The 60-year-old wooden sloop Southern Myth today completed her 15th, and her fastest, Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The crew had one day’s food to spare, having packed for the yacht’s average five-day trek south. They crossed the finish line in four days and two hours – the last of the 70th fleet to do so. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart: On board video of Comanche's wild rides By Morgan Trubuovich, , 9:16 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Crewman, Morgan Trubovich compiled this video of the US supermaxi, Comanche (Jim and Kristy Clark) at pace in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Includes spectacular on-board video from the early stages of the race to Hobart, with Comanche on full charge ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A wild edition + Video *Feature By Regattanews, , 8:51 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Completing the legendary 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart race course in 3 days, 7 hours, 4 minutes and 43 seconds, Wild Rose arrived in Hobart on Monday evening, finishing with a corrected time that proved insurmountable for the yachts drifting through an abating breeze to Hobart. ...

Strong winds leaves OK Dinghy world fleet on shore for second day By Robert Deaves, , 8:06 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
OK Dinghy World Championship 2014: The day began pretty much as the previous day had ended, with strong winds sweeping the bay and sending crashing waves into Half Moon Bay. Never mind the race area, launching was virtually impossible as waves crashed up the slipways and over the boats on the quay. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Friends make Wild Rose 'Simply the Best' By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR media, , 7:32 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart winning skipper, Roger Hickman is surrounded by the family and friends whom he describes, with apologies to Tina Turner, as 'Simply the Best'. Today, Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia John Cameron presented Hickman with that trophy and Jean-Noel Bioul of Rolex SA handed him the coveted Rolex timepiece. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Tattersall's Cup Presentation *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 6:37 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
The crew of Wild Rose was presented with the George Adams Tattersall's Cup as overall winners under the IRC handicap in a dockside presentation here in Hobart this afternoon. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Battle of the seasickness By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 5:52 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Our Onboard Reporter Stefan Coppers is prone to seasickness. People who are seasick feel ghastly and want nothing more than to get back on dry land as soon as possible. That's a little tricky as far as Stefan is concerned. The hulk of a Dutch media man has developed all kinds of handy tricks in a bid to limit his motion sickness – which is also called kinetosis in the medical world. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart:A Wild Wild win or two By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media, , 4:14 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Who could have known at any stage of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race that boats touched by Bob Oatley and both bearing the name ‘Wild’ in their title would take line honours and overall corrected time honours in the 70th edition of the race and the 70th anniversary of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia? ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart; Wild Action on Handicap Winning Wild Rose VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 2:05 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Roger Hickman’s Wild Rose has just been confirmed as the winner of the Tattersall’s Cup for overall handicap on IRC. The win is all the more remarkable when you hear - and see - what the crew had to do yesterday simply to finish the race, much less win. ...

2014 -15 Barcelona World Race - Skippers at final press conference By Daniel Ferrando, , 1:21 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Barcelona World Race - The 16 skippers, eight duos, who are set to take on the 2014-2015 Barcelona World Race gathered to face the media at today’s busy official press conference, the last official gathering of all the teams before the race start on 31st December, now less than 48 hours away. ...

2015 Open Laser Nationals are underway in WA By Rick Steuart, Mandurah Perth , 7:39 PM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 Open Laser Nationals: The practice session on the Sunday was a testing day on the water for all with a stiff sea breeze and a decent swell. The race management team headed up by RO Ross Wilson had the course settled after a few brief moments with the start boat firmly planted on the course and the race was underway at the appointed time. ...

Sydney Hobart – Has Hicko won or is result knocked into a Cocked Hat? *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 6:10 PM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Right now however the Club House leader is Roger Hickman, who has sailed Wild Rose, the very first Wild Oats to what seems like an impressive result. ...

Barcelona World Race: Derniers rendez-vous média avant le grand large By Barcelona World Race, , 3:23 PM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Derniers rendez-vous média avant le grand large. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Images of new arrivals in Hobart By Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi, , 1:04 PM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Images of new arrivals by Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi. ...

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