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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It's a Woman’s world too By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 5:29 AM Tue 23 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - In its early days, ocean racing was a very blokey thing - hard sailing and hard drinking - back to the wife and kids on a Sunday night after a weekend offshore - so it is an interesting fact that this year more young women than young men are doing their first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...
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Moth Worlds – Looping the loop *Feature By John Curnow, , 10:20 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
It is one of the other lines from the theme song of our little time with Terry Thomas and the gang. However, the real thing is that not only are the Moths quick, over the time since they began to get up on foils, the fleet has compacted up. Another crucial element to add, is that all craft also get a result, even if they do not complete all the laps. The latter is a lot better than a DNF. ...
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Rio 2016 - Super-bugs found in Rio sailing waters By BBC News, , 3:52 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
The 'super-bacteria' are usually found in hospital waste and produce an enzyme, KPC, resistant to antibiotics. Researchers found the bacteria in samples taken from Flamengo beach. Nearly 70% of sewage in Rio - a city of some 10 million people - is spilled raw into the waters of Guanabara Bay. The bacteria were found in samples taken from several locations along the Carioca river. ...
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Building the bridge from Optimist to Laser and beyond – with Byte C1 *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 2:05 PM Mon 22 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. ...
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Kieler Woche - Notices of Race published – entry systems are now open By Kieler Woche Pressesprecher, , 1:52 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
The eventful sailing summer will carry on into 2015. In addition to the established annual regatta events, we will see 2015 the J/80 World Championships a week after Kieler Woche, to be followed by the F18 Worlds. Die Notices of Race for YES, Kieler Woche, the J/80 Worlds and F18 Worlds are now accessible online. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 22 show By Sail-World, , 12:58 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 35th. ...
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RORC Transatlantic 2014 Race Lanzarote-Grenada - Overall report By RORC Event Press, , 11:57 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
RORC Transatlantic 2014 Race Lanzarote-Grenada: An international fleet of yachts took part, with crew from at least 12 different countries racing magnificent Maxis, crewed by top professional sailors, as well as production yachts crewed by friends and family. For all the yachts, the adventure started long before the start line. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind images from the reef recovery By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:36 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. Shane Smart was sent to cover the recovery operation and filed these images ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovered from reef By Sail-World.com/nz and Volvo OR Media, , 10:11 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
The Volvo65, Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off St Brandon, on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. the yacht has been hoisted aboard a Maersk shipping line vessel, after being dragged over the reef and into the lagoon on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. ...
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RORC Transatlantic Race 2014 - Prizegiving By RORC Event Press, , 10:07 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Jeremy Pilkington's Baltic 78, Lupa of London was announced as the first winner of the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy with the best elapsed time under IRC. Class winners received an engraved crystal decanter and all competitors present received a special edition bottle of Westerhall Plantation Rum, with the insignia of the RORC Transatlantic Race. ...
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Qingdao to continue as Asian ISAF Sailing World Cup venue By ISAF, , 8:35 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Qingdao, venue of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition, will host some of the world’s finest sailors for the third consecutive year from 14-20 September 2015 with the 2016 dates to be confirmed. Spots for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 27 October to 1 November 2015, will be at stake as well as World Cup bragging rights. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Will it be Bash and Crash? By Rob Mundle, , 5:03 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A bashing, crashing and punishing first night at sea could well decide the outcome in the race for line honours in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race. ...
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HISC Christmas Cracker Pursuit Race - Ross Harvey wins By HISC, , 4:02 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
The 45th running of the HISC Christmas Cracker - was won by Ross Harvey in a Solo from 52 entries. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: USA's RIO 100 trains off Sydney Heads By Andrea Francolini, , 3:17 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Andrea Francolini was on the water with the US supermaxi, RIO 100 during offshore training session before the Boxing Day Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, and provided this gallery of images. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Weather early Xmas gift for small yachts By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 2:30 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The 117 yachts in the Rolex Sydney Hobart will face an early test this year, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasting a sharp 20 to 25 knot southerly change on Boxing Day afternoon not long after the start. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Hollywood focused on victory By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 2:14 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Just a few days out from Boxing Day and the buzz around the docks of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is that Ray Roberts is looking like a very good bet to win this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. ...
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Soldiering on in the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race By Danielle McKay, RSHYR Media, , 1:58 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - There’s no doubt the returned soldiers aboard Spirit of Mateship and Southern Excellence II are the kind of blokes you want around if things went horribly wrong – and for that matter, you want them for the good stuff too – because they are top blokes. ...
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Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Count down to Caribbean opener By Sue Pelling, , 7:19 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series: This event, which kick starts the Caribbean race season, is proving to be a huge attraction for overseas entries with over 20 already signed and more than 50 boats expected overall. One of the biggest draws is the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race (21 January), a 60 nautical mile ocean race round the island. There are currently 14 established records in this race. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - The mental game + Videos By Barcelona World Race, , 5:43 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race: The challenges of racing as a duo, not just seeking to perform at the highest level over a period of 90 to 100 days but actually co-habiting in a small, confined space whilst also experiencing extremes of discomfort – wet, damp, tired, hot, cold, emotional and physical. Here Ken Way gives an insight into how he helps the relationship between the two skippers work. ...
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2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled By Terry Travers, Tasmania , 1:51 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
In a dismal day for adventure style racing The Australian Three Peaks Race committee of the Mersey Yacht Club inc. announced that the 2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled and the organisation will go into recess. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Jim Clark's thoughts on Comanche's maiden race *Feature By Sail-World, , 12:01 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Comanche’s owner, Jim Clark concedes that a Rolex Sydney Hobart isn’t the ideal first race for such a big, complex machine, but: 'I am married to an Australian, and I’ve seen the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart a number of times. ...
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St Thomas International Regatta announce sponsors By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 10:20 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Organizers of the St. Thomas International Regatta are proud to announce that Cruzan Rum and Presidente beer, distributed by Glazer’s Premier Distributors, LLC, will provide major sponsorship in support for the 2015 regatta. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Salt water therapy By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 7:03 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Warwick Sherman never really wanted to do the Rolex Sydney Hobart, he’d done plenty of ocean racing, but bashing his way across Bass Strait to get to Tasmania just didn't grab him. Perversely, all that changed when he was diagnosed with cancer. ...
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Boats.com announces three-year sponsorship agreement with YJA By YJA, , 3:47 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Boats.com, the global online resource for boating enthusiasts to explore, discover and research, is delighted to announce an exciting three-year sponsorship deal with the Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) for its prestigious Yachtsman of the Year awards. ...
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Belcher and Ryan win Copa Brasil de Vela to top off a successful 2014 By Cora Zillich, , 3:31 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
World Champions Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) have won the Men’s 470 at the 'Copa Brasil de Vela' on Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay overnight. ...
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