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OK. Time for the dinghies to hit the water *Feature By Alex McKinnon, , 11:33 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Photographer Alex McKinnon hit the waters of Port Phillip to get out with the OK Dinghies for their 2014 World Championships. After being blown out for two days, Melbourne's Port Phiilip then asked everyone to hang around for quite some time to ensure that 4 knots from nearly everywhere could indeed build to 20 knots from the Sou'west. The sun came to play, as well. Cool, huh?! ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Race start images By Barcelona World Race, , 10:24 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Race start images. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - The first decision time By Barcelona World Race, , 8:14 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: First boats to exit the Straits of Gibraltar, may gain an early advantage, may have significant temptation to break away from the fleet, but with 24,000 miles to go the 16 skippers may not consider it the right moment to make any radical moves. ...

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race concludes with trophy presentation By Di Pearson, Rolex Sydney Hobart Media, , 3:52 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race came to an end on January 1 at the Royal Club of Tasmania, where the Official Prize Giving took place. ...

Second ISAF Approved Training Centre successfully audited By ISAF, , 2:14 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
The International Sailing Centre Medemblik, Netherlands has successfully undergone a formal audit visit from ISAF and has subsequently become the second venue to become an ISAF Approved Training Centre. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - They are off! By Alex Thomson Racing, , 3:19 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
The Barcelona World Race kicked off today at 13.00 with Hugo Boss crossing the start line in first place as they head off to sail around the planet, non-stop unassisted. Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes are Skippering ‘Hugo Boss’ an IMOCA 60 designed by VPLP. Together Thomson and Ribes will be at sea for up to 90 days. ...

Building the bridge from Optimist to Laser and beyond – with Byte C1 *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 2:05 PM Wed 31 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. ...

BIC Techno 293 One design class - 2014 Season highlights video By Patrik Pollak, , 1:31 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
BIC Techno 293 One design class 2014 - 100s of competitions from all continents, 1000s of participants around the world. Lot of fun, new adventures, new places, new friends. Another successful year for BIC Techno 293 One design class. Season highlights video here. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Weather Forecast 31-Dec-2014 By Barcelona World Race, , 1:17 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: Very light conditions are expected on the start line. Some puffs of lingering NWíly, mixed with a new, light and patchy S/SWíly filling up the coast through the afternoon four-eight knots. Eventually the SWíly will fill off Barcelona five-nine knots. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Ready to race: skippers bid farewell By Barcelona World Race., , 1:01 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
There was scarcely enough wind to lift the flags but the warm morning sunshine offered an idyllic setting as the crowds build under the watchful eye of the Christopher Columbus statue. Bubbly and openly nervous round the world rookie Jorg Riechers of Germany and his quiet, focused French co-skipper Seb Audigane were first to leave on Renault Captur. ...

OK Dinghy World Championship - Artemis sailors shine after first races By Robert Deaves, , 12:13 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
OK Dinghy World Championship: Following a long day of waiting for the breeze, the fleet at the 2014 OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC in Melbourne, Australia was finally rewarded by two great races in a rapidly building sea breeze. Matt Stechmann (NZL) leads overall after winning the first race. Matt Coutts (NZL) is in second while defending champion Roger Blasse (AUS) is in third. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Sun and sons shine on light winds start By Barcelona World Race, , 7:59 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: The British-Spanish duo made the best of the very light winds, setting up with speed at the gun, to eke out a small lead to the turning mark, 1.5 miles away from the line. With 23,450 miles to sail, of course the early advantage to the British-Spanish duo might only appear to be psychological. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Time to redress By Jon Bramley, , 4:00 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica have won their claim for redress after they diverted course to sail to the assistance of the grounded Team Vestas Wind in Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...

Barcelona World Race - Winning is what we are here for By Alex Thomson Racing, , 1:48 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
In the 2014 -15 Barcelona World Race the start gun fired today at 13.00. Alex Thomson and his co-Skipper Pepe Ribes will sail Hugo Boss an IMOCA 60 racing yacht 26,000 Nautical Miles, non-stop, unassisted around the globe. ...

Tornado World Championship - Day 1 overall By Andrew Dowley, , 1:16 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
The first day of the ISAF Tornado World Championships and Global Mixed Championships in Perth, Western Australia, got underway on Tuesday the 30th December. ...

Barcelona World Race - Last hours on land for race skippers + Video By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:10 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: For the organised duos – those who have had upwards of a year to prepare and know their boats intuitively – there was family time, long lunches, siestas and time to peruse the latest weather files with their consultant of choice (there is no outside routing allowed once the race has started). ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Day 4 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi, , 1:21 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 Day 4 images provided by top international photographer Carlo Borlenghi. ...

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. ...

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