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Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week - Sports Boats shine on Day two

'John Rae's Vivace powers their way to their third win and overall lead - Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014'    Shirley Wodson

Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 -Day two dawned with bruised and battered skippers and crews hoping for some relief from yesterday’s tough Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week racing conditions.

The fleet headed out to the start line in sunshine and a building breeze kicking 20 to 25 knots in Pioneer Bay and similar conditions out wide. All divisions, except the Sports Boats, enjoyed a quick ride out across the bay, around White Rock, West Molle and return.

The Sports Boats stayed in the bay for a windward-leeward race day. The fleet were on fire after a dramatic first day.

Late to the start line by about 30 seconds was the Conquistador team. They worked until the late hours of last night to repair the broken rig and straighten the bent rudder from yesterday’s race. Dale Mitchell was the team’s enthusiastic chief engineer of the rebuild and single believer that the job could be done in time. He tapped into his local connections, including his own business, to make it happen. 'We have the local Ullman Sails loft here.

'There was a little bit of conversation on the boat and more in the car park as they decided whether to go home, go cruising on a Beneteau or put some effort in and try to fix it. David Forrest from Hawke’s Boatyard really helped us out. He supplied all the carbon for us,' Mitchell said.

The Conquistador team then turned their misfortune into a small fortune as they delivered consecutive second places to put them in third overall.

The star of the day was John Rae’s Vivace. He confidently led the fleet around the course for the two races. 'We had about 20 to 25 knots in the bay. We had a good start in the first race and good boat speed. We were mostly making our gains on the downwind legs. It was lucky we only had to do two windward-leewards, to be honest.

'We’re hoping for a lighter day tomorrow,' Rae said.

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  

Annika Fredriksson’s Ocean Crusader survived yesterday’s big blow, saving their drama for today. Fellow Darwin sailor Rory Hinton found himself going for a short swim during Race two. 'We went in for a gybe and I laid the boat down on its side. I got the kite sheet behind the boom and Rory went down to try and retrieve it and that’s when it happened,' Fredriksson said. The retrieval of Hinton went like clockwork as they dragged him back on board and continued the race.

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

In IRC Racing, Tony Kirby’s Ker 46 Patrice team pulled off another win to keep them in first place overall. Stacked with a star crew including tactician Darren Jones, along with Richard Grimes, Ben Davis, Gail Harland and Ian Walker, to name just a few of them, they had just the right pace to keep the Cookson 50s in check. 'I’m not surprised by the speed of Patrice. We haven’t raced Victoire since Hobart and we have done a lot of racing since then. We have really stepped up a few notches and done a few little optimisations in the meantime. I knew they would be surprised about how fast we are,' Kriby said.

Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban finished second on corrected time, two minutes behind Patrice. Daryl Hodgkinson’s Victoire had a better day today after struggling in yesterday’s race with a smaller crew number. He kept fellow Cookson 50, Colin Woods’s Pretty Fly III in check to take third on corrected time.

Performance Racing Division one saw John Leman’s Farr 40 Bobby’s Girl step up a notch to take first place in his division’s passage race. Yesterday they had to contend with a blown spinnaker and a damaged main. Today, they got what they came here for, Leman said. 'We didn’t have to finish off in the cold rain like yesterday. Today we got some warm sunshine.'

In second place was Trevor Bailey’s Carbon Credits and in third, Walter Lewin’s Vento. In last place was Colin and Denise Wilson’s Never a Dull Moment, spending the last leg of the race no doubt distracted by their large white kite, or what was left of it, streaming out from the rig for the whole fleet to see.

After two races Bobby’s Girl leads the fleet on four points ahead of Pierre Gal and Doug Gayford’s Dolce and Stewart Lewis’s Ocean Affinity.

Division two Performance saw Roger Jepson’s Melbourne Gentlemen’s Club team on the little Where’s Wal step up to first place ahead of Angus Fletcher’s Tevake II and Gary McCarthy’s Brilliant Pearl. A blown masthead asymmetrical and torn No 3 jib after they encountered gusts of 27 knots, slowed down the already tired Brilliant Pearl crew. They are hoping for easier conditions tomorrow.

These results have kept Brilliant Pearl in first place overall followed by Tevake II and Jeff Rice’s Rogue in third.

With lots of spray the multihulls charged quickly around the passage course. In the Racing Division one, Wayne Bloomer’s Chillpill moved up into first place ahead of the fastest boat of the day, George Owen’s APC Mad Max and Andrew Stransky’s Fantasia. This result places Chillpill in first overall with last year’s winner, Fantasia, in second.

Multihull Racing Division two leader Rushhour enjoying another strong breeze day - Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 -  Shirley Wodson  

Multihull Racing Division two honours went to Drew Carruthers’s Rushhour, giving him two firsts from two races and first place overall. In second place again was Bob Critchley’s Cool Change and in third place, Danny McMillan’s Purple Haze.

The Multihull Cruising Division is subject protest. The preliminary results are first place to Colin Maslen’s Ha Ha, second place to Norm Fraser’s Wet Bar and third to Brian Forrester’s Drumbeat. This result keeps the Vision Survey’s Drumbeat in first overall, Ken Gibon’s Resolute II in second and Steve Halter’s Cheetah into third overall.

David Stoopman’s Samskara took out today’s handicap honours in the Cruising Spinnaker Division 1. In second was the maxi yacht Condor skippered by David Molloy and in third was Rob Markshall’s Femme Fatale. This places Samskara in first overall, followed by Ian Griffith’s Witchy Woman in second and Femme Fatale in third.

A delighted Stoopman suggests that coming from Melbourne has helped his team to sail the Whitsunday conditions. 'Coming from Melbourne we are used to sailing in strong winds,' Stoopman said.

With the winds predicted to ease tomorrow, he now plans to look over his shoulder a bit more now that he knows who his competition is. 'We are still trying to work out them out. Now they are becoming the main nemesis so we have a bit of work to do pick them out of the crowd because I think they are a smaller boat than us. I know that they are there, but we just need to find out who they are so we can manage them a bit better,' he added.

While the Cruising Spinnaker Division two honours went to Bob Penty’s Great White followed by Tich Timmermans’s Against the Wind, it’s Nic Cox and Col Thomas’s ‘salt water athletes on tour’ team on the Adams 10, Ella, who are sailing consistently to take their second third place to secure first overall after two races.

Cruising Spinnaker Division three results are subject to protest. At this time, handicap honours went to Peter Mitchelson’s Lorna Rose Too. In second was Bob McCamley’s bright red Slingshot. In third place was John Fowell’s Ells Bells. Overall, Tom Vujasinovic’s Masquerade is in first place with Ells Bells in second and Don Bowden’s Checkmate in third.

Last, but not least, the Cruising Non Spinnaker Division was taken out by Greg Hudson’s Saltydog ahead of Colin Forster’s Esoteric and Bryndon Wooding’s Adrenalin. Overall, Saltydog is first from John Galloway’s QLD Marine Services. In third is Belinda Cooper’s La Quilter.

Racing for all divisions continues tomorrow. The courses are passage races for Cruising Spinnaker and Cruising Non Spinnaker, Performance, Multihull Racing, Multihull Cruising and Sports Boats. The IRC Division will be doing windward-leeward races in Pioneer Bay.

Results

IRC Racing

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  10/08/2014  14:31:53

Series Results [IRC] up to Race 2
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   360 PATRICE Tony Kirby 2.0 1.0 1.0
2   AUS01 ICHI BAN Matt Allen 5.0 2.0 3.0
3   10007 PRETTY FLY III Colin Woods 6.0 4.0 2.0
4   AUS5299 VICTOIRE Darryl Hodgkinson 8.0 3.0 5.0
5   65007 ELENA NOVA Craig Neil 9.0 5.0 4.0
6   SYD8 TULIP Bernie Van'T Hof 12.0 6.0 6.0

(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 Div1

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  10/08/2014  14:45:45

Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 2
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   NZL40010 BOBBYS GIRL John Leman 4.0 1.0 3.0
2 1.0S 955 DOLCE Pierre Gal 6.0 5.0 1.0
3   RQ64 OCEAN AFFINITY Stewart Lewis 6.0 4.0 2.0
4   6669 CARBON CREDITS Trevor Bailey 8.0 2.0 6.0
5   202 WHALE WATCHING SYDNE Charles Wallis 11.0 6.0 5.0
6   214 PRIME EXAMPLE Ray Semmens 13.0 9.0 4.0
7   00400 VENTO Walter Lewin 14.0 3.0 11.0R
8   RQ432 DEKADENCE Stephen Kerin 15.0 7.0 8.0
9 7.0S 6111 NEVER A DULL MOMENT Colin Wilson 17.0 10.0 7.0
10   NZL8164 BULLRUSH Janine Robinson 17.0 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)


Performance Racing Div2

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  10/08/2014  16:49:02

Series Results [EHC Div2] up to Race 2
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   6595 BRILLIANT PEARL Gary McCarthy MYC 4.0 3.0 1.0
2   H101 TEVAKE II Angus Fletcher HBYC 6.0 2.0 4.0
3   826 ROGUE Jeff Rice RPAYC 9.0 7.0 2.0
4 1.0S B6324 WHERES WAL? Roger Jepson RBYC 11.0 1.0 10.0
5 2R Q999 ANOTHER FIASCO Damian Suckling APYC 11.0 5.0 6.0
6   9997 SKEETER Matthew Fisher DSC/CYCA 11.0 6.0 5.0
7   RP36 TREASURE VIII Robert Davis WSC 12.0 4.0 8.0
8   4457 DUSTY MUZZLE Bill Laing TYC 15.0 12.0 3.0
9   6833 LEEWARD Murray Hayward CYCA 16.0 9.0 7.0
10   W407 TWISTER Kevin Fogarty WSC 17.0 8.0 9.0
11   142 CROSSBOW David Lund WSC 21.0 10.0 11.0
12   7717 BOADICCA Mike Steel TCYC 23.0 11.0 12.0

(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

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  10/08/2014  16:53:56

Series Results [OMR Div 1] up to Race 2
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1 1.0S2R G1550 CHILLPILL Wayne Bloomer MYCQ 4.0 1.0 3.0
2   641 FANTASIA Andrew Stransky MYCQ 4.0 3.0 1.0
3   V2 APC MAD MAX George Owen MYCV 4.0 2.0 2.0
4   SA532 CARBON CREDIT Peter Hawker RSAYS 8.0 4.0 4.0
5   GR297 WILPARINA 11 Robert Remilton GRYC 10.0 5.0 5.0
6   101 TURNING POINT Ben Kelly MYCQ 18.0 9.0R 9.0R
6   RQ120 CUT SNAKE Robert Dean RQYS 18.0 9.0C 9.0R
6   AUS100 BOX OFFICE Matthew Johns RQYS 18.0 9.0R 9.0C

(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)


Multi-hull Raciing Div2

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  10/08/2014  16:54:48

Series Results [OMR Div 2] up to Race 2
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   8MH RUSHOUR Drew Carruthers MYCQ 2.0 1.0 1.0
2   WH1093 COOL CHANGE Bob Critchley MYC 4.0 2.0 2.0
3 2R M327 PURPLE HAZE Danny McMillan SYC 7.0 3.0 4.0
4   339 QUICK SKIPS Peter Millar WSC 7.0 4.0 3.0
5   042 MISTRESS Dennis Coleman TCYC 13.0 5.0 8.0R
6   M23 OUI OUI! Stephen Barton RMYC 14.0 6.0 8.0R
7   33 INTRIIGUE Anthony Constance PCSC 16.0 8.0C 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)


Cruising Div1

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  10/08/2014  16:49:58

Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 2
Place Ties Boat Name Sail No Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   SAMSKARA H6110 David Stoopman 3.0 1.0 2.0
2   WITCHY WOMAN 777 Ian Griffiths 7.0 4.0 3.0
3   FEMME FATALE 1129 Rob Marshall 9.0 3.0 6.0
4   LEE-WAY 135 Tony Horkings 10.0 6.0 4.0
5 1.0S HOLY COW! 6797 John & Kim Clinton 12.0 11.0 1.0
6   CONDOR KB80 David Molloy 12.0 2.0 10.0
7   BIDDY HU 11 R187 Paul Lindemann 13.0 8.0 5.0
8   ELUSIVE 6608 Tony Ross 14.0 5.0 9.0
9   VANILLA BOW7 Fred Heavey 15.0 7.0 8.0
10 9.0S MAKO WS40 Cameron Wiklund 24.0 9.0 15.0
11   COOPERS BOW1 Craig Watson 24.0 10.0 14.0
12 2R EUREKA 11 6037 Chris Stockdale 25.0 12.0 13.0
13   SEAL 7047 Brian Law 25.0 13.0 12.0
14   STORM 2 SA10 Don Algie 27.0 20.0R 7.0
15   KARM B48 Ray Nankervis 29.0 18.0 11.0
16   SCHOUTEN PASSAGE N349 Jan Howard 30.0 14.0 16.0
17   INFINITY AUS52 Richard Fader 35.0 15.0 20.0R
18   SHAZAM PD447 Doug Ryan 36.0 16.0 20.0R
19   MIM 450 Mike Walter 37.0 17.0 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)



Multi-hull Raciing Div2

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  10/08/2014  16:54:48

Series Results [OMR Div 2] up to Race 2
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   8MH RUSHOUR Drew Carruthers MYCQ 2.0 1.0 1.0
2   WH1093 COOL CHANGE Bob Critchley MYC 4.0 2.0 2.0
3 2R M327 PURPLE HAZE Danny McMillan SYC 7.0 3.0 4.0
4   339 QUICK SKIPS Peter Millar WSC 7.0 4.0 3.0
5   042 MISTRESS Dennis Coleman TCYC 13.0 5.0 8.0R
6   M23 OUI OUI! Stephen Barton RMYC 14.0 6.0 8.0R
7   33 INTRIIGUE Anthony Constance PCSC 16.0 8.0C 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)


Cruising Div3

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  10/08/2014  18:29:54

Series Results [EHC Div3] up to Race 2
Place Ties Boat Name Sail No Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1 2R ELLS BELLS B98 John Fowell 6.0 2.0 4.0
2   MASQUERADE 75 Tom Vujasinovic 6.0 4.0 2.0
3   KAMERUKA 8035 Bob Beale 8.0 3.0 5.0
4 1.0S LORNA ROSE TOO 8041 Peter Mitchelson 11.0 1.0 10.0
5   OMEN 46 Peter Mawson 11.0 5.0 6.0
6   PEGGY 8047 Benjamin Meakin 14.0 6.0 8.0
7   CHECKMATE 158 Don Bowden 15.0 14.0R 1.0
8   LE ROSSIGNOL SM168 Peter McKenzie 17.0 14.0R 3.0
9   SHAMBLES 2 Tim Jones 21.0 14.0R 7.0
10   SLINGSHOT L1 Bob Mc Camley 23.0 14.0R 9.0
11   FINAL DESSION T3949 Warwick Maudsley 29.0 14.0C 15.0R
11   FALLEN ANGELS W13 Jonathan Smith 29.0 14.0C 15.0R
11   UNBEALEIEVABLE 001 Colin Clark 29.0 14.0R 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)


Non-Spinnaker

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  10/08/2014  19:23:55

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 2
Place Ties Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   QLD MARINE SERVICES John Galloway 4.0 3.0 1.0
2   LA QUILTER Belinda Cooper 5.0 2.0 3.0
3   OASIS Merv Stephensen 8.0 4.0 4.0
4   RAMPALLION Peter Dee 12.0 6.0 6.0
5   NAMADGI Simon Dunlop 13.0 5.0 8.0
6 7.0S REA Phil Hall 17.0 7.0 10.0
7   SUPERTRAMP Sue & Alan Pick 17.0 8.0 9.0
8   ESOTERIC Colin Forster 18.0 1.0 17.0R
9   SALTYDOG Greg Hudson 19.0 17.0R 2.0
10   ADRENALIN Bryndon Wooding 22.0 17.0R 5.0
11   ANTHEA Dewi Hughes 24.0 17.0Q 7.0
12   SERENDIPITY Roger Boast 26.0 9.0 17.0R
13   UNTAMED John Parkes 28.0 17.0R 11.0
14   WIND CHILL Greg Krempin 34.0 17.0C 17.0R
14   I BELIEVE Jeffrey Brown 34.0 17.0C 17.0R
14   RUMGUTZ Peter Harrison 34.0 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)






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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 releases Rio 2016 Olympic Trials System
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Oldies return
Volvo Ocean Race sets up independent inquiry into Vestas Wind disaster
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel: sweet victory
RORC Transatlantic Race - Apollo 7 touch down
2014 OK Dinghy Worlds Preview one - Last but not least
Melges 24 Christmas Sprint Series - Christmas comes early for Red Mist
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 8 - Superb podium finish for Realteam
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature
USA 4 Windsurfing campaign
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One last modification to Wild Oats XI
Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 2 - Frosty, Hoonigan and Wilbo *Feature
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   


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