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Extreme Sailing Series: Images from Act 8 + Series' Highlights video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:43 PM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Images of the Extreme Sailing Series, Act 8, Sydney, Australia and video about most memorable in the Series' eight-year history. The Series was won by Alinghi after an action packed three days of racing on the confines of Sydney Harbour, which was the venue for the international series for the first time. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Final curtain in Sydney By Groupama Sailing Team, , 5:28 PM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act Eight - Not content with an overall win, the crew skippered by Morgan Larson also took victory in the Australian event ahead of The Wave Muscat and Realteam. A long way behind, in tenth position, Groupama sailing team didn't manage to convert the progress they've made over the second half of the season into points. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Race Team - Leg Two review By Ed Gorman, , 4:42 PM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - GMT
In this case it was the 5,220-nautical mile stage from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi – the second stage of this year’s Volvo – that took the crew on the China-sponsored entry Dongfeng Race Team just under 24 days to complete. But the striking thing about the men on board Dongfeng is that all of them were finding it very hard to think of anything except the final few hours. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Clap de fin à Sydney By Groupama sailing team, , 4:29 PM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - GMT
Extreme Sailing Series: Clap de fin à Sydney. ... [more]

WA Dragon State Championships: Willy Packer takes title in cliffhanger By Jonny Fullerton, , 3:36 PM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
WA Dragon State Championships 2014 - Eventually a faint sea-breeze wafted over from the ocean and race four of the championship could be started in a five - seven knots SSE. Coming into the final day of competition Willy Packer and his crew sailing ‘Scoundrel’ had a seven point lead over a bunch of Dragons waiting to pounce. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi crowned 2014 and Sydney champions By Extreme Sailing Series, , 1:29 PM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Larson’s words say it all: 'We’ve had an amazing season with an amazing team. To win the season and the Act on the last day in the conditions we had here in Sydney, which is the best sailing venue in the world, is a special moment that’s going to take a long time to sink in.' ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series -Sydney Land Rover recognises talent By Land Rover Sailing, , 12:59 PM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Extreme Sailing Series: Oman Air’s Tom Slingsby (AUS) was awarded the trophy for showcasing the greatest tactical performance and improvement seen this year on a debut appearance at the Extreme Sailing Series™. Series Main Partner, Land Rover presents the Award to teams or individuals in recognition of those who have demonstrated the finest examples of skill, sportsmanship and strength of mind. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race Images By John Curnow, , 12:46 PM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
John Curnow was out on the water for the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne. The Lasers and the Finns were the focus of his attention. Here are some highlights from a day when Port Phillip was benign, then showed a lot of promise and finally settled for healthy doses of sun and breeze. Phew! ... [more]

You are what you eat – if you’re a coral reef fish By ARC Centre of Excellence, , 12:45 PM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - GMT
In a world first study researchers have found a coral-eating fish that disguises its smell to hide from predators. 'For many animals vision is less important than their sense of smell,' says study lead author Dr Rohan Brooker from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University. ... [more]

Sea urchins from Antarctica show adaptation to ocean acidification By British Antarctic Survey, , 12:18 PM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - GMT
Writing in the Journal of Animal Ecology the authors set out to answer important and fundamental questions on how life in the ocean will respond to projected changes in the coming decades. Despite evidence of increasing acidification of the world's oceans, questions remain over whether marine species will be able to adapt to these changing conditions. ... [more]

Seabird poo has unique spectral signature - satellite images show By British Antarctic Survey, , 11:29 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - GMT
By studying the colour of seabird guano in the infrared part of the spectrum the researchers from British Antarctic Survey (BAS), University of Cambridge and University of Edinburgh were able to identify and isolate the poo's unique spectral signature from bare rocks and snow. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi dons ESS Crown, Oman Air wins award By Oman Sail, , 10:11 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
After an epic year-long battle between Leigh McMillan and Morgan Larson and their crews, spanning 12 months, 8 countries and 223 races, the Swiss team were crowned new champions when they crossed the finish line of the final double points race in second place to earn a 12 point advantage over The Wave for the Sydney Act and a 10 point lead on the overall leaderboard. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 13 - Oil prices crash to new low By Collinson FX, , 9:37 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
December 13, 2014: The collapse in Oil prices acts a massive global stimulus for consumer and producers. The impact will be huge on the consumer and retail sales, sparking demand, flowing through to producers. Commodities have been slaughtered and the associated currencies reflect this. The AUD is under extreme pressure, with terms of trade dictating weaker economic conditions, pushing the AUD to ... [more]

UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series - Emirates Airline XCAT GP images By Karien Jonckheere, , 9:30 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
2014 UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series - Emirates Airline XCAT GP photos. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - Gac Pindar capsize + Video By Team Pindar, , 9:12 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act Eight: Sydney locals were out in full force to cheer on the home team but GAC Pindar, who have been flying the Australian flag all season, had their day cut short following an unfortunate incident with Realteam. Nathan Wilmot, GAC Pindar's Skipper, commented on this incident. ... [more]

18ft Skiffs: Rooklyn scores win in Syd. Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy By Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League, , 8:14 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Lumix grabbed the lead after rounding the first set of windward marks and was never in any real danger of defeat as the team sailed faultlessly around the North-East course. Appliancesonline.com.au was 33s behind the winner, in second place, with Compassmarkets.com (Keagan York, Greg Dixon, Matt Stenta) a further 1m25s back in third place. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup: Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day + Videos By Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, , 7:31 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2014: Some of the day’s highlights on the Stadium course included Tom Burton’s trifecta of gold medal Laser wins at this World Cup event, the Australian identical twins out-sailing the Portuguese brothers in the 470s and the final epic Finn grudge match between Great Britain’s Ed Wright and Oli Tweddell that went the Brit’s way. ... [more]

Roberts and Dally turn tables to close out CYCA Trophy–Passage Series By Di Pearson CYCA Media, , 7:12 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 CYCA Trophy - Passage Series - Ray Roberts (OneSails Racing) turned the tables on Victorian yachtsman Rob Hanna (Shogun V) today to claim Division one honours in the CYCA Trophy-Passage Series, while Khaleesi did the same to her sistership Nine Dragons in Division two, Andrew and Pauline Dally basking in their first major win since buying the former Exile. ... [more]

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Hat-trick for Tom Burton By Cora Zillich, , 6:49 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - It was another successful medal haul for the Australian Sailing Team (AST) on day two of medal racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne with four gold, three silver and two bronze added to the Australian Sailing Team and Squad (AST/ASS) tally after yesterday’s one gold, two silver and one bronze. ... [more]

Miami Star Winter Series - Commodores Cup Day 1 By Paul Cayard, , 6:03 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Star Winter Series - Today was the first day of the Commodores Cup which is the second regatta of the series down here in south Florida. There are five events in the series, about one a month. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:37 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Delayed coverage of the fourth day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour. Today is Day 4 with full video coverage. Nic Douglass (Adventures of a Sailor Girl) will carry her own inimitable commentary from two hours before the start of racing, due to get underway at 4.00pm Sydney time. Now live. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng score another excellent result By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:23 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - GMT
A hectic, stressful and closer-than-close finish to leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race as the determined men of Dongfeng battled their way to the Abu Dhabi finish line in second place at 08:41:40 UTC time just 16 minutes and 20 seconds behind their Dutch rivals Team Brunel. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Fleet rumbles in Miami By Melges 20, , 4:43 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
After a tricky second day at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1 hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club, the fleet anticipated three quality races with a forecast calling for a brisk, more straightforward northerly wind. Once to the racing area however, the light northerly quickly began to die forcing the fleet to pull out their dice to help decide where to head on the first beat ... [more]

DYT Yacht Transport and Ocearch partner in mission to save oceans By Barby MacGowan, , 4:16 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - GMT
Lots of interesting vessels have been floated on and off DYT Yacht Transport’s semi-submersible ships, but none have been so intriguing as the 126-foot research vessel M/V Ocearch, which is currently making its way from Port Everglades, Florida to Brisbane, Australia onboard DYT’s 686’ flagship Yacht Express. ... [more]

WA Dragon State Championship - ‘Freo doctor’ oils up its tonsils By Jonny Fullerton, , 3:50 AM Sunday 14 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 WA Dragon State Championship - A highly competitive fleet of 17 Dragons assembled at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in Perth for the WA Dragon State Championship sailed over three days from 12 - 14 December. ... [more]

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