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Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - IRC fleet take centre stage on Day 3

'IRC Division’’s Patrice powers her way towards another handicap win - Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014'    Shirley Wodson

Tony Kirby’s Ker 46 Patrice showed the IRC fleet how it is done when they took centre stage on Pioneer Bay today in the Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week winning two from two races to remain in first overall.

While the remainder of the record fleet headed off on a picturesque passage race north to Gumbrell Island, the IRC fleet had two windward-leeward races on the bay.

The wind had backed off from the previous two days of 25 knots plus to a comfortable 14 to 18 knots south-east. The sea was smoother and the sunshine turned the water into a perfect aqua, all the right combination of factors to create a few upsets in the leaderboards as they heavy weather winners were shown up by some lighter wind specialists.

The IRC fleet however just couldn’t make a dent in Patrice’s performance.

'Both races were close in my mind. It doesn’t take much to lose the fine margins we have.

'For both races, at the top mark, there was always a last minute wind shift. This morning it was a very fine line and we had to shoot the mark. In the second race we (Victoire) both had a big wind shift and had to do a tack to get to the mark,' Kirby said.

After rounding the top mark for the first time in Race two, Patrice and Victoire were no more than a second apart. They were still within reach of each other as they approached the bottom mark. Slow kite drops by both of them kept the pressure on as they hardened up and headed out to the right.

'We both didn’t have good spinnaker drops, but theirs was a little bit worse than us. We were just able to get inside them a fraction and hold our line. We kept going and gassed Victoire out and in the end he couldn’t stay there. But that was through good crew work.

'The boat speed is good and we had good crew work. A credit to Victoire as well. It was like a match race out there between us,' he added.

After flying the white flag yesterday, or more accurately, what was left of the blown white kite, Colin and Denise Wilson’s Never a Dull Moment recovered well from their ‘Priscilla of the Bay‘ number to take out the Performance Division one race today. However, John Leman’s Bobby’s Girl, racing with great speed in the softer conditions, powered their way to a second today assuring them first place after three races.

In Performance Division two, Mike Steel’s Boadicca finally found their form to win today’s passage race. The Dufour 36 boat is new and the Townsville team haven’t raced it anything more than a few knots before they hit the Airlie Race course at the start of Race Week.

Performance Division two pointscore leader Brlliant Pearl - Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 -  Airlie Beach Race Week media  

Series leader, Gary McCarthy’s Brilliant Pearl, raced to a fifth place today which has kept them in first overall, but not before a start line incident almost put them out of the race. 'We nearly had a head on. The Farr 400 was over the line and coming back on port tack. We nearly clashed rigs when he went past. He took our wind and we stood straight up,' an anxious McCarthy said.

The combined Performance divisions start line had its fair share of drama as Ray Semmens’s Prime Example and Roger Jepson’s Where’s Wal were OCS. In addition, Trevor Bailey’s Carbon Credits briefly lost a crew member over the side just 30 seconds after the start gun.

Multihull Racing fleet was led by Apc Mad Max from start line to finish on day three - Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 -  Airlie Beach Race Week media  

The Multihull Racing Division one and Division two are having great battles. In Division one, George Owen’s super fast APC Mad Max has two seconds and a first under his belt to hold first overall. Today’s conditions suited the Grainger 10. 'We are all bit battered and bruised, but we are doing alright.

'Today we had a good start. The boys did a brilliant set at the first mark and we just gradually extended. The brains trust down the back and I had a bit of discussion about where to go after we came around Olden taking into consideration the tide and stuff. We tried to sail where the wind was,' Owen said.

'Both Fantasia and Chillpill are pretty quick. When it is really rough like it was the first two days, the smaller suffer, where a nice, sleek 50 footer, they tend to get through that stuff pretty well,' he added.

Division two is still being led by Drew Carruthers’s Rushour after they won today’s race, but the series is not over yet as Bob Critchley’s Cool Change remains very close with a scorecard of three seconds from three races.

The Multihull Cruising Division clearly enjoyed the today’s gentler conditions. In first place was John Williams’s Tyee III which has moved that team into first overall with Ken Gibson’s Resolute II back to second place after a sixth place in today’s passage race.

It was perfect racing conditions for the Sports Boats. The five boat fleet saw Norman Ryde’s Conquistador stop John Rae and Vivace’s dominance of the fleet as they took first place. Jason Ruckert’s Mister Magoo came in third and remains in touch with podium as they sit on equal points with Conquistador.

Cruising Division one saw Rob Marshall’s Femme Fatale move up into first overall after winning today’s race. Still in second and sailing consistently even after a losing tack into the tide during today’s race, is Ian Griffith’s Witchy Woman. In third is Tony Harking’s Lee-Way.

Cruising Division two series leader Nic Cox and Col Thomass-ella - Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 -  Airlie Beach Race Week media  

Cruising Division two was won today by Alan Sneddon’s Pacific Phoenix, but remaining in first place overall is Nic Cox and Col Thomas’s Adams 10, Ella, after they took out line honours and sixth place. 'Today was a glorious day. We had a clean start, a good work to the laid mark, a glorious run down to Edwin Rock. We manage to lead the fleet around Grassy and stay ahead of the fleet all the way home.

'We now need to try and stay out the front. We are now scratch boat. It is very satisfying. There are all big boats in our division and she (Ella) is going like a little rocket,' Cox said.

Cruising Spinnaker Division three, which is subject to protest, was won by Ben Meakin’s Peggy, but it’s Bob Beale’s Kameruka that is in the overall lead ahead of John Fowell’s Ells Bells.

In Cruising Non Spinnaker, Peter Dee’s Rampallion was another to lap up the softer conditions to take out first place and move into first overall.

Tomorrow is a lay day for all divisions.

Ocean Crusaders in a bit of bother as they loose crewman Rory Hinton over the side - Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 -  Shirley Wodson  


Results

IRC Racing

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  15:02:19

Series Results [IRC] up to Race 4
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   360 PATRICE Tony Kirby 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
2   AUS01 ICHI BAN Matt Allen 10.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 3.0
3   AUS5299 VICTOIRE Darryl Hodgkinson 15.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 5.0
4   10007 PRETTY FLY III Colin Woods 16.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 2.0
5   SYD8 TULIP Bernie Van'T Hof 18.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 6.0
6   65007 ELENA NOVA Craig Neil 21.0 6.0 6.0 5.0 4.0

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Non-Spinnaker

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  16:32:22

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 3
Place Ties Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   RAMPALLION Peter Dee 13.0 1.0 6.0 6.0
2   QLD MARINE SERVICES John Galloway 14.0 10.0 3.0 1.0
3   LA QUILTER Belinda Cooper 17.0 12.0 2.0 3.0
4   NAMADGI Simon Dunlop 19.0 6.0 5.0 8.0
5 2.0S SALTYDOG Greg Hudson 21.0 2.0 17.0R 2.0
6 4.0S OASIS Merv Stephensen 21.0 13.0 4.0 4.0
7   SUPERTRAMP Sue & Alan Pick 21.0 4.0 8.0 9.0
8 3.0S ADRENALIN Bryndon Wooding 25.0 3.0 17.0R 5.0
9   REA Phil Hall 25.0 8.0 7.0 10.0
10   ESOTERIC Colin Forster 27.0 9.0 1.0 17.0R
11   ANTHEA Dewi Hughes 29.0 5.0 17.0Q 7.0
12   SERENDIPITY Roger Boast 33.0 7.0 9.0 17.0R
13   UNTAMED John Parkes 39.0 11.0 17.0R 11.0
14   RUMGUTZ Peter Harrison 51.0 17.0C 17.0C 17.0R
14   I BELIEVE Jeffrey Brown 51.0 17.0C 17.0C 17.0R
14   WIND CHILL Greg Krempin 51.0 17.0C 17.0C 17.0R

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)



Performance Racing Div1

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  15:10:38

Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 3
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   NZL40010 BOBBYS GIRL John Leman 6.0 2.0 1.0 3.0
2   6669 CARBON CREDITS Trevor Bailey 11.0 3.0 2.0 6.0
3   RQ64 OCEAN AFFINITY Stewart Lewis 13.0 7.0 4.0 2.0
4   955 DOLCE Pierre Gal 15.0 9.0 5.0 1.0
5   202 WHALE WATCHING SYDNE Charles Wallis 16.0 5.0 6.0 5.0
6   6111 NEVER A DULL MOMENT Colin Wilson 18.0 1.0 10.0 7.0
7 4.0S NZL8164 BULLRUSH Janine Robinson 21.0 4.0 8.0 9.0
8   RQ432 DEKADENCE Stephen Kerin 21.0 6.0 7.0 8.0
9   00400 VENTO Walter Lewin 22.0 8.0 3.0 11.0R
10   214 PRIME EXAMPLE Ray Semmens 23.0 10.0 9.0 4.0

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Performance Racing Div2

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  15:12:55

Series Results [EHC Div2] up to Race 3
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   6595 BRILLIANT PEARL Gary McCarthy MYC 9.0 5.0 3.0 1.0
2   826 ROGUE Jeff Rice RPAYC 11.0 2.0 7.0 2.0
3 2.0S H101 TEVAKE II Angus Fletcher HBYC 18.0 12.0 2.0 4.0
4 4.0S RP36 TREASURE VIII Robert Davis WSC 18.0 6.0 4.0 8.0
5   9997 SKEETER Matthew Fisher DSC/CYCA 18.0 7.0 6.0 5.0
6   4457 DUSTY MUZZLE Bill Laing TYC 19.0 4.0 12.0 3.0
7   Q999 ANOTHER FIASCO Damian Suckling APYC 20.0 9.0 5.0 6.0
8   B6324 WHERES WAL? Roger Jepson RBYC 22.0 11.0 1.0 10.0
9 1.0S 7717 BOADICCA Mike Steel TCYC 24.0 1.0 11.0 12.0
10 3.0S 142 CROSSBOW David Lund WSC 24.0 3.0 10.0 11.0
11   6833 LEEWARD Murray Hayward CYCA 24.0 8.0 9.0 7.0
12   W407 TWISTER Kevin Fogarty WSC 27.0 10.0 8.0 9.0

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)

Multi-Hull Racing Div1

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  16:33:19

Series Results [OMR Div 1] up to Race 3
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   V2 APC MAD MAX George Owen MYCV 5.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
2   641 FANTASIA Andrew Stransky MYCQ 6.0 2.0 3.0 1.0
3   G1550 CHILLPILL Wayne Bloomer MYCQ 8.0 4.0 1.0 3.0
4   SA532 CARBON CREDIT Peter Hawker RSAYS 13.0 5.0 4.0 4.0
5   GR297 WILPARINA 11 Robert Remilton GRYC 17.0 7.0 5.0 5.0
6   101 TURNING POINT Ben Kelly MYCQ 21.0 3.0 9.0R 9.0R
7   AUS100 BOX OFFICE Matthew Johns RQYS 24.0 6.0 9.0R 9.0C
8   RQ120 CUT SNAKE Robert Dean RQYS 27.0 9.0C 9.0C 9.0R

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Multi-hull Raciing Div2

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  16:33:40

Series Results [OMR Div 2] up to Race 3
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   8MH RUSHOUR Drew Carruthers MYCQ 3.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
2   WH1093 COOL CHANGE Bob Critchley MYC 6.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
3   339 QUICK SKIPS Peter Millar WSC 10.0 3.0 4.0 3.0
4   M327 PURPLE HAZE Danny McMillan SYC 12.0 5.0 3.0 4.0
5   042 MISTRESS Dennis Coleman TCYC 19.0 6.0 5.0 8.0R
6   33 INTRIIGUE Anthony Constance PCSC 20.0 4.0 8.0C 8.0R
7   M23 OUI OUI! Stephen Barton RMYC 21.0 7.0 6.0 8.0R

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Multi-Hull Cruising

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  16:53:23

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 3
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   SM777 TYEE III John Williams SYC 8.0 1.0 2.0 5.0
2   A48 RESOLUTE II Ken Gibson GFS 11.0 6.0 3.0 2.0
3   MOJO LICKITY SPLIT 2 Wooler Drew CCYC 13.0 5.0 4.0 4.0
4   BOW5 CLEAR HORIZONS Clare Kirby SYC 16.0 2.0 5.0 9.0
5   WB50 WET BAR Norm Fraser WSC 17.0 9.0 1.0 7.0
6   BOW2 MON AMIE Fiona Kermeen MBTBC 19.0 3.0 6.0 10.0
7   W1320 CHEETAH Steve Halter APYC 23.0 4.0 16.0R 3.0
8   BOW3 DRUMBEAT Brian Forrester WSC 29.0 12.0 16.0R 1.0
9 6.0S W11 ZIPPY Bernie McErlane WSC 32.0 10.0 16.0R 6.0
10   BOW11 HA HA Colin Maslen RPAYC 32.0 8.0 16.0R 8.0
11   10174 MIZ BEHAVIN William Dicker JBCYC 38.0 11.0 16.0F 11.0
12   W111 SIROCCO Bert Eichblatt WSC 39.0 7.0 16.0C 16.0R
13   M222 TELL TALES Mark Walton MYCQ 45.0 13.0 16.0F 16.0R
14   25 SEA FOX Peter Hall RYC 46.0 14.0T 16.0C 16.0R
15   BOW4 HEATWAVE Steve McLay QCYC 48.0 16.0C 16.0C 16.0C

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)



Cruising Div1

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  15:42:56

Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 3
Place Ties Boat Name Sail No Skipper Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1 1.0S FEMME FATALE 1129 Rob Marshall 10.0 1.0 3.0 6.0
2   WITCHY WOMAN 777 Ian Griffiths 10.0 3.0 4.0 3.0
3   LEE-WAY 135 Tony Horkings 12.0 2.0 6.0 4.0
4   SAMSKARA H6110 David Stoopman 15.0 12.0 1.0 2.0
5   ELUSIVE 6608 Tony Ross 20.0 6.0 5.0 9.0
6   BIDDY HU 11 R187 Paul Lindemann 21.0 8.0 8.0 5.0
7   VANILLA BOW7 Fred Heavey 24.0 9.0 7.0 8.0
8   HOLY COW! 6797 John & Kim Clinton 26.0 14.0 11.0 1.0
9 2.0S CONDOR KB80 David Molloy 30.0 18.0 2.0 10.0
10   SEAL 7047 Brian Law 30.0 5.0 13.0 12.0
11   MAKO WS40 Cameron Wiklund 31.0 7.0 9.0 15.0
12   SCHOUTEN PASSAGE N349 Jan Howard 34.0 4.0 14.0 16.0
13   COOPERS BOW1 Craig Watson 35.0 11.0 10.0 14.0
14   EUREKA 11 6037 Chris Stockdale 41.0 16.0 12.0 13.0
15 7.0S STORM 2 SA10 Don Algie 44.0 17.0 20.0R 7.0
16   KARM B48 Ray Nankervis 44.0 15.0 18.0 11.0
17   SHAZAM PD447 Doug Ryan 46.0 10.0 16.0 20.0R
18   MIM 450 Mike Walter 50.0 13.0 17.0 20.0R
19   INFINITY AUS52 Richard Fader 54.0 19.0 15.0 20.0R

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Cruising Div2

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  16:30:57

Series Results [EHC Div2] up to Race 3
Place Ties Boat Name Sail No Skipper Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   ELLA 5432 Col Thomas 12.0 6.0 3.0 3.0
2 1.0S GREAT WHITE 6990 Bob Penty 18.0 9.0 8.0 1.0
3 2.0S AGAINST THE WIND 66 Titch Timmermans 18.0 2.0 2.0 14.0
4   WOBBLY BOOT 640 Craig Piccinelli 18.0 11.0 5.0 2.0
5   MATANGI 5350 Gayna Turnbull 19.0 8.0 6.0 5.0
6   PACIFIC PHOENIX 4054 Alan Sneddon 22.0 1.0 11.0 10.0
7 1.0S RIFF RAFF W440 Dan White 24.0 12.0 1.0 11.0
8   SUNRISE W677 Jeff Shipsey 24.0 10.0 7.0 7.0
9   MISTERY MK99 Bill Hopton 25.0 15.0 4.0 6.0
10 3.0S SHEER PLEASURE 6290 Paul Jones 28.0 3.0 12.0 13.0
11 4.0S RUN RUN RUN SM2800 Paul Jackson 28.0 5.0 19.0C 4.0
12   FARGO 361 Keith McGuire 28.0 7.0 9.0 12.0
13   WILD HONEY 900 Peter McSweeney 32.0 14.0 10.0 8.0
14   ESCAPADE C200 Mike Schmidt 35.0 4.0 15.0 16.0
15   POHONO 6421 Andrew Williams 41.0 19.0R 13.0 9.0
16   NORTHERN MOMENT C192 Vic Stevens 42.0 13.0 14.0 15.0
17   SPIRIT CHASER N74 Leonie Crosbie 55.0 19.0C 19.0F 17.0
18   THE HEALER RQ367 Mark Hipgrave 57.0 19.0C 19.0C 19.0R

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Cruising Div3

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  15:45:24

Series Results [EHC Div3] up to Race 3
Place Ties Boat Name Sail No Skipper Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   KAMERUKA 8035 Bob Beale 11.0 3.0 3.0 5.0
2   ELLS BELLS B98 John Fowell 12.0 6.0 2.0 4.0
3   LORNA ROSE TOO 8041 Peter Mitchelson 13.0 2.0 1.0 10.0
4   MASQUERADE 75 Tom Vujasinovic 14.0 8.0 4.0 2.0
5 1.0S PEGGY 8047 Benjamin Meakin 15.0 1.0 6.0 8.0
6   OMEN 46 Peter Mawson 15.0 4.0 5.0 6.0
7   LE ROSSIGNOL SM168 Peter McKenzie 22.0 5.0 14.0R 3.0
8   CHECKMATE 158 Don Bowden 29.0 14.0C 14.0R 1.0
9 3R SLINGSHOT L1 Bob Mc Camley 30.0 7.0 14.0R 9.0
10   SHAMBLES 2 Tim Jones 30.0 9.0 14.0R 7.0
11   UNBEALEIEVABLE 001 Colin Clark 39.0 10.0 14.0R 15.0R
12   FINAL DESSION T3949 Warwick Maudsley 40.0 11.0 14.0C 15.0R
13   FALLEN ANGELS W13 Jonathan Smith 43.0 14.0C 14.0C 15.0R

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)




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A successful medal haul for the Australian Sailing Team (AST) at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne with five gold, five silver and three bronze in the Olympic class program, plus two gold and one bronze in the Paralympic fleet. Hear what the sailors had to say about their performance, along with some great video footage of the week's racing on Port Phillip. ... [more]  

Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race that took place in 60 countries around the world, on September 21st, 2014 raised an incredible £366,391.95 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. The race was held in memory of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, the Olympic gold medal sailor who died in May 2013. ... [more]  

RORC Transatlantic: As with every yacht participating in the race, staff from Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina greeted the French team on arrival with warm congratulations, a cold beer and a welcome basket from the Grenadian Tourism Association on behalf of the people of Grenada. The crew of five looked tired after nearly 17 days at sea, but owner, Frank Lang was full of praise for his crew. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Perpetual Loyal is no stranger to the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Winning line honours in 2011, they have continued to be a contender, especially in heavier breezes. ... [more]  

In a lot of ways, it was kind of befitting that the best conditions of the last day of the Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, were saved for the Women’s Laser Radial Medal Race. Apart from highlighting them in glorious sunshine, like Huey’s own spotlights, it also brought into frame that were only two girls 470 crews in attendance for the regatta. ... [more]  

The website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand, has been launched. The Finn class is eagerly anticipating a return to Takapuna Boating Club for what will be only the second Finn World Championship to be held in New Zealand. It will have been 35 years since Cam Lewis (USA) beat John Bertrand (USA) in a thrilling final race showdown in 1980, to take the Gold Cup. ... [more]  

Looking for a great Christmas present which you can buy with a few mouse clicks? Bob Fisher's books on the Round the World races, Farr 40's and the definitive America's Cup two volume set are still available, along with other titles from South Atlantic Publishing. ... [more]  

In January Nqoba, from Durban, will embark on his Yachtmaster qualification and will have none other than legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to ever sail solo, non-stop round the world in 1968-69, as his mentor as he takes the first steps to realise his dream of circumnavigating the globe at the helm of a Clipper 70. ... [more]  

IFDS 2014 Worlds: But as you reflect back on the year, we hope you will agree that week of competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia set a new standard for disabled sailing. It was the largest world regatta yet with 18 SKUD-18 teams, 14 Sonar teams and 49 2.4mR competitors and the largest number of countries participating. There were some challenging days finding enough wind to race. ... [more]  

The 2015 McDougall + McConaghy Moth World Championship is set to be even more of a spectacle this year, with the return of the Zhik ‘Mothapolooza’ which promises a potential head-to-head with teams of America’s Cup and Olympic sailors. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
Part 2 of three part, 80 minute, 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 covers what happened from the time the Volvo65 hit the reef on the SE corner of the Cargados Carajos Shoals. ... [more]  

Last Saturday saw the third annual St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up organized by the St. Maarten Regatta as part of the Regatta Art Competition. Unfortunately, due to exams, not many children showed up. ... [more]  

US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the selection procedures for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) in the 10 events selected for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place from August 5-21, 2016, and the sailing events will be based at Marina de Gloria on Rio de Janeiro’s harbor front. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - When the cannon fires sending the 118 entries on their way in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 70th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, two yachts will stand out, because they first competed back in the early days of the race. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race have announced from their headquarters in Alicante, Spain that an independent report has been commissioned into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind’s boat on a reef in the Indian Ocean. The report will be released during the Auckland stopover. ... [more]  

The French sailor scratches his newly shaved skin. He tentatively reaches towards a plate of fried chicken pieces. Still not sure. He rubs his chin again. He hesitates. Laurent briefly runs his eye over the other plates, but finally he can no longer resist the crispy fried chicken pieces. 'This is what I’ve been waiting for,' says the cheerful Frenchman. ... [more]  

Transatlantic Race: After time correction, Apollo 7 is leading IRC Two. Nigel's team included three close friends from his home town of Plymouth, Devon: Steve Wassell, James Slater and Mark Davies. Also on board were two offshore specialists: Dan Gohl, a past Class40 world champion and Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Record holder as well as Rolex Fastnet Race winner Brett Aarons. ... [more]  

The 2014 OK Dinghy World Championship opens at Black Rock Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia, on December 28th and so far there are around 80 entries, with perhaps a few more before registration closes. This 52nd OK Dinghy World Championship will be the third time that Black Rock YC has hosted the event, following 1982 and 1990. ... [more]  

Adelaide Sailing Club played host once again to the Melges 24 class for its 'Christmas Sprint Series', the third three day M24 regatta in five weeks held by ASC which, (in the same season the club is also hosting the M24 Australian Championship) says something about the power of persuasion, energy and organisation being put in to M24 class by its Australian Secretary Donna Evans. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
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. ... [more]  

USA 4 Windsurfing campaign by USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign
Change is inevitable. No matter how hard you try to keep things the same, there comes a time when you must move on. The harder you resist, the more difficult the change. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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). ... [more]  

RORC Transatlantic Race 2014 - Big adventure comes to an end
ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 15 December 2014
Comanche; Supermaxi Showdown VIDEO
Miami Star Winter Series - Commodores Cup Final day
2014/15 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Jason Michas wins
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Yacana crosses finish line
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Swiss team Alinghi wins
Extreme Sailing Series: Images from Act 8 + Series' Highlights video
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Race Team - Leg Two review
Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi crowned 2014 and Sydney champions
Extreme Sailing Series -Sydney Land Rover recognises talent
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race Images
Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi dons ESS Crown, Oman Air wins award
18ft Skiffs: Rooklyn scores win in Syd. Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy
ISAF Sailing World Cup: Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day + Videos
Miami Star Winter Series - Commodores Cup Day 1
Extreme Sailing Series: Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng score another excellent result
Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Fleet rumbles in Miami
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat see championship bid slip
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - From acorns grow oaks   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel (NED) wins Leg 2   
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Oakcliff Ocean Racing Team wins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Day 3 image gallery from Sydney Harbour *Feature   
The Extreme Sailing Series™ - Action-packed day on Sydney Harbour   
Early Christmas presents for ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 finish - Team Brunel wins from Dongfeng *Feature   
Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Day 1 overall   
2014/2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Images by Joy Dunigan   
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage - Day 3 +Audio *Feature   
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta kicks off with successful sponsor party   
Successful seventh edition of 2014 World Yacht Racing Forum   
2014 Star Sailors League Finals - Catching up with Robert Stanjek   
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Day 6 Preview   
Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 Photos and season highs and lows video   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg Two - Final fight to the finish + Video   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - McMillan tops table in Sydney + Video   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 2: Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney   
ISAF SWC Melbourne - Top ten prepare for Port Phillip showdown + Video   
Extreme Sailing Series Act Eight 2014 – Photos by Andrea Francolini   


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