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Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 8 - Superb podium finish for Realteam By Realteam Sailing, , 9:00 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The team, led by Jerome Clerc, will not compete on the 2015 Extreme circuit but intends instead to focus entirely on the Decision 35 Vulcain Trophy season in Switzerland. The professional sailing squad onboard Realteam capped a superb 2014 season with a third place in Sydney last weekend that put them on the third step of the overall Extreme Sailing Series Championship podium. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 6:22 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Part 1 of three part interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson discusses the factors leading up to hitting the reef, interspersed with other research information, charts, video and images. Parts 2 and 3 will follow on consecutive days. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One last modification to Wild Oats XI By Rob Mundle, , 1:25 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder, Wild Oats XI, is out of the water for a final modification after a high speed and rough weather training run off Sydney. ...
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Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 2 - Frosty, Hoonigan and Wilbo *Feature By John Curnow, , 10:48 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
This is Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific from the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. Of course, to Australians and a plethora of motoring enthusiasts the world over, the real life Peter Perfect will always be The King of The Mountain. RIP Brocky (Peter Geoffrey Brock). ...
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 15 December 2014 By ISAF, , 3:05 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 15 December 2014 - The World Cup Final was a 100-point regatta and whilst Shaw took maximum points, Tartaglini’s eighth was enough for her to hold on to World number one heading into 2015. Shaw remains at World number two with Laura Linares (ITA) at World number three and 2014 World Champion Charline Picon (FRA) at World number four. ...
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Comanche; Supermaxi Showdown VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 12:12 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
In what is touted to be one of the most hotly contested Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours battles in recent history, there's been plenty of on-water supermaxi activity over the last week. ...
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2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Swiss team Alinghi wins By Lisa Hynes, , 1:31 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - The Wave, Muscat’s long tenure of the Extreme Sailing Series crown came to an end in Sydney today when Swiss team Alinghi won the eighth and final Act of the year to take an overall victory in the 2014 series despite a superb late challenge from Tom Slingsby on Oman Air. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Images from Act 8 + Series' Highlights video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:43 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Images of the Extreme Sailing Series, Act 8, Sydney, Australia and video about most memorable in the Series' eight-year history. The Series was won by Alinghi after an action packed three days of racing on the confines of Sydney Harbour, which was the venue for the international series for the first time. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Race Team - Leg Two review By Ed Gorman, , 4:42 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
In this case it was the 5,220-nautical mile stage from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi – the second stage of this year’s Volvo – that took the crew on the China-sponsored entry Dongfeng Race Team just under 24 days to complete. But the striking thing about the men on board Dongfeng is that all of them were finding it very hard to think of anything except the final few hours. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi crowned 2014 and Sydney champions By Extreme Sailing Series, , 1:29 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Larson’s words say it all: 'We’ve had an amazing season with an amazing team. To win the season and the Act on the last day in the conditions we had here in Sydney, which is the best sailing venue in the world, is a special moment that’s going to take a long time to sink in.' ...
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Extreme Sailing Series -Sydney Land Rover recognises talent By Land Rover Sailing, , 12:59 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series: Oman Air’s Tom Slingsby (AUS) was awarded the trophy for showcasing the greatest tactical performance and improvement seen this year on a debut appearance at the Extreme Sailing Series™. Series Main Partner, Land Rover presents the Award to teams or individuals in recognition of those who have demonstrated the finest examples of skill, sportsmanship and strength of mind. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race Images By John Curnow, , 12:46 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
John Curnow was out on the water for the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne. The Lasers and the Finns were the focus of his attention. Here are some highlights from a day when Port Phillip was benign, then showed a lot of promise and finally settled for healthy doses of sun and breeze. Phew! ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi dons ESS Crown, Oman Air wins award By Oman Sail, , 10:11 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
After an epic year-long battle between Leigh McMillan and Morgan Larson and their crews, spanning 12 months, 8 countries and 223 races, the Swiss team were crowned new champions when they crossed the finish line of the final double points race in second place to earn a 12 point advantage over The Wave for the Sydney Act and a 10 point lead on the overall leaderboard. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 13 - Oil prices crash to new low By Collinson FX, , 9:37 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
December 13, 2014: The collapse in Oil prices acts a massive global stimulus for consumer and producers. The impact will be huge on the consumer and retail sales, sparking demand, flowing through to producers. Commodities have been slaughtered and the associated currencies reflect this. The AUD is under extreme pressure, with terms of trade dictating weaker economic conditions, pushing the AUD to ...
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18ft Skiffs: Rooklyn scores win in Syd. Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy By Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League, , 8:14 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Lumix grabbed the lead after rounding the first set of windward marks and was never in any real danger of defeat as the team sailed faultlessly around the North-East course. Appliancesonline.com.au was 33s behind the winner, in second place, with Compassmarkets.com (Keagan York, Greg Dixon, Matt Stenta) a further 1m25s back in third place. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup: Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day + Videos By Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, , 7:31 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2014: Some of the day’s highlights on the Stadium course included Tom Burton’s trifecta of gold medal Laser wins at this World Cup event, the Australian identical twins out-sailing the Portuguese brothers in the 470s and the final epic Finn grudge match between Great Britain’s Ed Wright and Oli Tweddell that went the Brit’s way. ...
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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Hat-trick for Tom Burton By Cora Zillich, , 6:49 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - It was another successful medal haul for the Australian Sailing Team (AST) on day two of medal racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne with four gold, three silver and two bronze added to the Australian Sailing Team and Squad (AST/ASS) tally after yesterday’s one gold, two silver and one bronze. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:37 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Delayed coverage of the fourth day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour. Today is Day 4 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. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng score another excellent result By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:23 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
A hectic, stressful and closer-than-close finish to leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race as the determined men of Dongfeng battled their way to the Abu Dhabi finish line in second place at 08:41:40 UTC time just 16 minutes and 20 seconds behind their Dutch rivals Team Brunel. ...
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Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Fleet rumbles in Miami By Melges 20, , 4:43 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
After a tricky second day at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1 hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club, the fleet anticipated three quality races with a forecast calling for a brisk, more straightforward northerly wind. Once to the racing area however, the light northerly quickly began to die forcing the fleet to pull out their dice to help decide where to head on the first beat ...
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RHKYC Race Coach vacancy By RHKYC, Hong Kong , 3:25 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, one of the oldest sailing and rowing clubs in Hong Kong, is looking for a high calibre individual to fill the post of Race Coach. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat see championship bid slip By Oman Sail, , 3:08 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat saw their 2014 championship lead slip away in Sydney after a dramatic but frustrating day on the water while Australian sailor Tom Slingsby and his crew on Oman Air dazzled local crowds to jump four places on the leaderboard. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel (NED) wins Leg 2 By Marie Laurens, , 2:18 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Bouwe Bekking (NED) and Team Brunel found a very timely change of gear to sweep past Dongfeng Race Team and edge to a 16-minute victory in an incident-packed Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Day 3 image gallery from Sydney Harbour *Feature By Beth Morley, Sport Sailing Photography, Sydney, Australia , 7:21 PM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
Sydney photographer, Beth Morley, was on the water for the third day of racing in the Extreme Sailing Series, and provided this galley from the day's racing. JP Morgan BAR (Ben Ainslie) had a collision from behind which damaged their rudders / tiller arm and had to be replaced between races... Realteam hit them from behing and JP Morgan BAR missed three races while it was replaced. ...
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The Extreme Sailing Series™ - Action-packed day on Sydney Harbour By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 3:45 PM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series™ saw an action-packed, full pressure day on Sydney Harbour for the Extreme 40s at the penultimate day’s racing of the 2014 global tour, where the grudge match between Alinghi and The Wave, Muscat was rife. ...
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