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50th Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race update By Chris Dewar, Gladstone , 8:39 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014
The 2014 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race is well underway. The race commenced yesterday at 11:20 with Morticia winning the start. BOQ Team Australia then powered ahead and established an early lead over the fleet. They rounded the first mark in front with Morticia in second place. The positions remained the same as they rounded the second and third marks with Chillpill in third place. ...
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2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals: Leaders unchanged after Day 2 By Angus Haslett, , 7:35 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Day 2 of the Toyota National Championship got off to a great start with a huge pod of dolphins putting on a magnificent display just off Manly Beach. The top sailors showed consistency with Scott McKenzie sailing in the Yellow fleet, holding onto first place, with two wins and a third from the three races sailed. He leads by 1pt from Lewis Anderson (KYC) and Sam Bacon (Worser Bay) third ...
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QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone becoming a tactical dual By Nigel Statham, Brisbane , 6:40 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014
The QantasLink 66th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race start was not without incidents with Arcadia, Guilty Pleasures and Whitebirds breaking the start line prematurely and having to return and start correctly. ...
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37th NSW Tasar Championships - 37 boats racing on waters of Botany Bay By Nicole Douglass, Sydney , 6:12 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014
The 37th NSW Tasar Championships kicked off on Good Friday with 37 boats racing on the fantastic waters of Botany Bay from Georges River Sailing Club. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - a sniff of a hat-trick for Neil Pryde By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 5:49 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Never underestimate a seasoned campaigner. Neil Pryde’s Welbourne 52 HiFi crossed the finish line of the Rolex China Sea Race 2014 at Grande Island, Subic Bay this morning at 1107h, third on the water behind Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 90 and Bryon Ehrhart’s TP52 Lucky, to jump into the top spot for IRC Overall. Right now, it’s looking-over-the-shoulder time, but the next boats due to finish are ...
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America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:29 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Winging It by noted America's Cup writers Diane Swintal, Steven Tsuchiya, and Robert Kamins, is not your father's book on the America's Cup.This is not a coffee table book, but more a working primer on the 34th America's Cup, the events that led up to the Match, and the racing it self - summarized in both narrative and data formats. ...
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Singapore Yacht Show sets new high for boating industry in Asia By SYS Media, Singapore , 2:45 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Around 14,000 public and trade visitors from all over Asia attended the event, which featured a total of 96 watercraft, from jet skis and tenders to luxury motorboats and elegant super yachts, covering a total area some 50% bigger than last year's show. ...
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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014 - Back to business By Barby MacGowan, , 1:04 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Competitors at Les Voiles de St. Barth headed back to the race course today after enjoying the regatta’s traditional lay day yesterday, which gave them a chance to indulge in the French island’s onshore charms. Many regattas no longer feature such a break in the racing, but Les Voiles has maintained a five-day format (four days of racing with a mid-regatta break) since its inception five years ago ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours By RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 12:55 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014
They say that discerning gentleman sailors only sail on boats with a foot of waterline length for every year of their age. At age 87, Syd Fischer has got three years to go before he needs a bigger boat. Meanwhile, and after 57h 31m 18s of racing, he finally steered his 90 foot Maxi, Ragamuffin 90, over the line to claim Line Honours for the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race. ...
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Product of the Week: Marine Film By Lee Mylchreest, , 8:23 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
There's nothing more annoying when you have lovingly restored your hull to perfect than to have some unthinking other come along and scratch it. Or maybe the dock was not as rubbery as you thought and after you leave you find a scratch. But just keeping some marine film in a locker can take the stress out of life until you get a chance for a proper repair - it's this week's Product of the Week ...
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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - 27th edition underway By Louay Habib, , 7:28 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
There were hundreds of smiling faces in Falmouth Harbour this morning. The 27th Edition of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta kicked off in glorious Caribbean weather, 20 knots of warm Trades' and two metre seas provided exciting conditions for the wondrous fleet of classic yachts that have gathered in Antigua. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - British Youth Sailing Team confirmed By Matt Carter, , 7:14 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Following five days of action packed racing at the 2014 RYA Youth National Championships, the RYA’s Selection Panel have announced the 12 sailors who will represent Great Britain at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2014. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: Big combined fleet of 272 sailors on water By Angus Haslett, , 7:14 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Day 1 of racing in the 2014 Toyota Optimist NZ National Championships, got underway on Good Friday, after the morning's delay to allow those unable to reach Manly due to yesterday's weather. The regatta has attracted a fleet of 160 boats from New Zealand, Australia (20), New Caledonia(4) with Great Britain and USA having a single entry. A further 112 sailors are competing in the Green Fleet. ...
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Product of the Week: Marine Film By Lee Mylchreest, , 6:43 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
There's nothing more annoying when you have lovingly restored your hull to perfect than to have some unthinking other come along and scratch it. Or maybe the dock was not as rubbery as you thought and after you leave you find a scratch. But just keeping some marine film in a locker can take the stress out of life until you get a chance for a proper repair - it's this week's Product of the Week ...
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RYA Youth National Championships - Winners crowned at the WPNSA By Matt Carter, , 6:14 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
At the RYA Youth National Championships, the medals were decided across the five Youth Racing classes today (Friday 18th April) as a light, fickle breeze brought the event to a close at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. ...
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Round Hayling Island Race - Victory for Robert Kent By G New, , 5:19 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
The winner of the full course Round Hayling Island Race for Windsurfers was Robert Kent from Calshot Activity Centre. Second was Jonathan Davis from London Windsurfing Association and third Alan Jackson. ...
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Australian Hansa Class Championships - Action underway at Goolwa By Shauna Phillips, , 4:47 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
The Dominant 2014 Australian Hansa Class Championships commenced today at the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club in South Australia. A fleet of 56 sailors from seven States and Territories will contest eight races for each of four Hansa Classes over the next three days. ...
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Audi IRC Australian Championship - Images by Andrea Francolini By Sail-World.com, , 4:32 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Photographer Andrea Francolini was out on the water during the Audi IRC Australian Championship to capture these images. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race - Ragamuffin 90 claims line honours victory By KPMS, , 3:18 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
In the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race, Ragamuffin 90 has sealed line honours, having led the entire 565-nm race from the start in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong to the finish in Subic Bay, The Philippines. Syd Fischer’s 90-ft Maxi finished the race at 22:51.18 local time, completing the course in 57 hours, 31 minutes and 18 seconds. ...
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Transat AG2R La Mondiale - Safran-Guy Cotten finds trade winds By Safran Sailing Team, , 1:57 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Day 12 of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale and the situation is looking good for the nine crews who chose the road south. As expected, the Safran-Guy Cotten duo have found the consistent trade winds since Thursday that could carry them on one tack to the finish line in St Barts in the Caribbean. ...
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