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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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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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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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Soto 40 South American Tour - Coming soon By Soto 40, , 5:31 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The second stage of the Soto 40 South American Tour is coming up next and will be held in Algarrobo, Chile from 24 - 31 January. More than eight yachts are expected to take part in the Chille Sailing Week, a competition noted for its level of competition and close racing, where success is characterized by consistency, precision and teamwork. ...
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Flying Dutchman Worlds on Sydney Harbour By Peter Campbell, , 2:48 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The Flying Dutchman, regarded as one of the finest and fastest one-design dinghy classes ever designed, will return to Sydney Harbour en masse when the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron conducts the Australian and World championships, starting next week. ...
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Moth Tutorials - Presented by Nathan Outteridge By Beau Outteridge, , 7:47 PM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
The International Moth Class isn't exactly a new sailing class, yet the learning curve would have to be one of the steepest out there. Moths have been on foils for almost 10 years, yet besides talking to fellow moth sailors, there isn't a lot of information out there to help you master the skills and techniques needed to fly ...
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America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:24 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – One race many nations By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 7:02 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Australia’s premier ocean race has always had an international flavour; Captain Illingworth, who started the whole Sydney Hobart thing was, after all, an Englishman. ...
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ORC announces new ORCsy rule for superyachts By ORC, , 3:11 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
An initiative by the SuperYacht Racing Association (SYRA) led to collaboration with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and ultimately the creation of a new superyacht handicapping rule - the ORC SuperYacht Rule (ORCsy). ...
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Rob and Scarlet’s big adventure before Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 2:35 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Ocean sailors are daft; why else would you think it a good idea to take a modern ocean racing yacht around the world on her own bottom to compete in lots and lots of races, some thousands of miles long? ...
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Waypoints of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race By Bruce Montgomery RSHYR media, , 2:17 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The island is off the NSW south coast, 155 nautical miles south of Sydney’s South Head and about 6 nm south-east of Narooma. Its lighthouse, built of granite quarried on the island, began operating in 1881. The island is a protected nature reserve. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Title defence By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 2:01 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Hundreds of Australian sailors spend their lives trying to win the Tattersall’s Cup; year after year they declare in Hobart that this was their last Rolex Sydney Hobart - definitely - for sure. But 12 months later you spot them again at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, tinkering with their pride and joy and nervously eying off Boxing Day ...
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America's Cup: Lawsuit against Oracle Racing lodged in San Francisco *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:39 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
In further legal fallout from the 34th America's Cup one of the New Zealand sailors named in an action bought by the International Sailing Federation has in turn lodged a lawsuit in a California Court against his former racing team, Oracle Racing Inc over boat fixing in America's Cup World Series ...
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Antigua Sailing Week 2015 By Antigua Sailing Week, , 5:13 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
If you haven't been to Antigua Sailing Week for some years Antigua Sailing Week have a quick overview for you of what has changed and what makes it worth the journey along with information on bareboat and race charters, multihulls and challenges for 2015. ...
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RORC Transatlantic Race - Lanzarote-Grenada 2014 - Moonlight Sérénade By Louay Habib, Race Reporter, , 4:12 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
RORC Transatlantic Race: The three-man team on Sérénade was the final yacht to complete the inaugural race. Having spent over 18 days at sea, the crew were understandably tired but Denis Villotte, Alain Houchard and Pit Porta were smiling from ear to ear in Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. A large welcoming party had gathered to greet them. ...
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2017 J/80 World Championships are awarded to Royal Southern Yacht Club By Peta Stuart-Hunt | PR Works, , 3:41 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
2017 J/80 World Championships: The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) has an active J/80 fleet and attracts many more of the class to its summer series of regattas run annually from May through to September, in addition to match racing J/80s in the annual Grade 2 Match Cup. ...
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Spectacular fire on Sydney Harbour captured on video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:30 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Sydney sailing sports photographer, Beth Morley was on Sydney Harbour, capturing images of the Friday night racing, when a luxury launch caught fire nearby. I was out photographing the Ransa Sailing yacht race this evening when I saw smoke coming from the back of a large cruise boat around the back of Sow and Pigs (reef) area towards Middle Head. ...
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Clipper Race skipper to receive prestigious US award By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 10:04 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World: The award is in recognition of the way he directed his crew during a dramatic man overboard rescue in the harsh northern Pacific Ocean last March. The Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship is an internationally renowned trophy awarded annually for an act of seamanship which significantly contributes to the safety of a yacht, or one or more individuals at sea. ...
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OK Dinghy Worlds - Preview 2: Overindulgence in sailing fun By Robert Deaves, , 9:52 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
OK Dinghy Worlds: Some sailors will even be in transit over the festive period, so thoughts of overindulgence will be a long way from their minds as they focus on the challenge ahead – overcoming the strong Australian team and preparing for the conditions on Port Phillip Bay. However, if the event is true to form - there will be overindulgence in competitive and fun racing. ...
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America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:37 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ...
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Sydney Hobart Race - Crew prepares for a game of 'Snakes and Ladders' By Rob Mundle, , 4:30 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - With the early weather outlook for next week’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race indicating it will be a sometimes torrid all-round test over the 628 nautical miles, the highly experienced crew of race record holder Wild Oats XI is feeling comfortable but not over-confident. ...
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