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Geelong boat Phoenix wins Sydney 38 National Title By Teri Dodds, Pittwater, Australia , 10:05 PM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It was one of those nail biting finishes, but eventually results came through and the team onboard Phoenix were rewarded for their long campaign with the National title win. In the final race, Old School took the win, with Phoenix crossing the line in eighth, frantic calculations were done on each of the boats. Phoenix pipped them my a mere one point. ... [more]

Lighthouse Marina Resort Philippine Hobie Nationals overall By Rap Garcia, Makati City , 6:48 PM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
In the Lighthouse Marina Resort Hobie Nationals Philippine Sailing Association’s Ridgely Balladares (helm) and Richly Magsanay (crew) zipped past all the other Hobie 16 teams in Subic last February 6-8, thus defending the championship they won last year. ... [more]

2014/15 Flying Eleven State Championships winners crowned By Alex South, Drummoyne Sailing Club , 6:12 PM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
In the 2014/15 Flying Eleven State Championships Zac and Jake Barnabas of Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club were today crowned Champions. The boys were only three times outside race places throughout the series, and confirmed their strong-hold this weekend, with two first and two second places. ... [more]

Sydney 38 Australian Championships - Final day images By Warwick Crossman, RPAYC Pittwater (Sydney) , 5:50 PM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Dinghy Fever Photography was out on the Palm Beach Circle today for the final day of racing at the Sydney 38 Australian Championships. Here are some images from the last two races. ... [more]

JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge By Bruce Kerridge, Sydney , 5:31 PM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images are produced by Bruce Kerridge. ... [more]

Sydney Sailboat Expo supports Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation By Mel Yeomans, Sydney , 5:24 PM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - GMT
The Sydney Sailboat Expo is proud to support the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is a foundation whose ideals and research the Sydney Sailboat Expo Team strongly believe in. We are pleased to be able to support the Foundation in Australia and look forward to their involvement in the Australian sailing community as well as the world wide sailing community. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums By, , 2:44 PM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - GMT
'This is the Doldrums?!?' – questioned Dongfeng’s OBR Sam Greenfield on a note to our desk. 'We’ve had the fastest and wettest downwind conditions yet on this leg (or the last) during this morning’s romp through the Doldrums, hitting 20-24 knots SOG.' ... [more]

Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Ladies v ships and barges By John Curnow, , 1:33 PM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Conducted right up the top of Port Phillip in the area known as Hobsons Bay, there was always a chance of a good spectator crowd, even if the fleet size was smaller than the opening round. Cruise ships, car carriers, barges and tugs all were in operation in this busy segment of the watery expanse known in Melbourne simply as, The Bay. ... [more]

Father and son ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime By Matt Sheley -, , 11:50 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Reg and Jason McGlashan spent the weekend getting ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime. In freezing weather, the father-and-son team prepared the 43-foot sailboat 'Sedona' for their 8,600-nautical-mile trip back home to Port Macquarie, Australia. ... [more]

Sydney Yachts National Championship 2015 - Day 2 VVideo By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 10:43 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It was a long and difficult day on the water for the Sydney Yachts National Championships fleet. Light winds and a long rolling swell made for very challenging sailing and resulted in only two races being held on the day. Phoenix came away as Boat of The Day. ... [more]

Harken Schools Regatta: Auckland Grammar has narrow win By RNZYS Media, , 10:09 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Auckland Grammar team helmed by Sam Morgan have won the 2015 Harken Schools Regatta. Sam and his crew of Tommy Hayes, Alex Wotton and Alejo Redriera were the successful winners of the Gold Fleet with a total of two race wins and 16 points overall. ... [more]

Melges 24 U.S. Championship is enjoying early success By Joy Dunigan, , 8:19 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
With the 2015 CSR Marine Melges 24 U.S. National Championship expected to easily attract as many as 50 teams, a host of industry partners and performance racing companies pledge sponsorship support. With less than six months to go, the championship hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association (CGRA) is enjoying early success ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7 By Frank Quealey, , 7:27 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Gotta Love It 7’s team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Trophy winners after the regatta concluded on Sydney Harbour today. The team had already secured the title before today’s race and skipper Seve Jarvin had become the most capped skipper and competitor in the championship’s 76-year history. ... [more]

10 ways to protect yourself from an unwanted shark encounter By Lydia San, , 7:01 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
With shark encounters and bites on the rise, Lindsay Lyon, Shark Advocate and Managing Director of Shark Shield, the world’s only proven shark deterrent technology, provides his tips on preventing a shark attack as the last days of summer roll in. ... [more]

Around Antigua Island Race - Unofficial record By Team Phaedo, , 6:34 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - GMT
Today Phaedo3 went out for a practice with its crew, knowing that, the Farr-designed 115-foot, Sojana, completed the 'Around Antigua Island' race in 4 hours, 37 minutes and 43 seconds in 2009, a record which is still to be broken. Team Phaedo decided to see if they could improve on this time unofficially. ... [more]

Gold Coast boatbuilder Telwater forced to lay off 45 staff By Kathleen Skene, , 5:51 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - GMT
One of the Gold Coast’s biggest employers has cut more than 45 staff as it experiences one of its worst-ever business slowdowns. ... [more]

Beneteau Oceanis 35 - The 3-in-1 Marvel By Beneteau, , 5:17 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - GMT
Making its world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2014, the Beneteau Oceanis 35 is already making its mark in Australia, with a second place in its division on its first outing at the Festival of Sails, Geelong, Victoria in January. ... [more]

Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award winners honored By Miami Boat Show, , 4:45 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced today winners of the 2015 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, presented during the annual Industry Breakfast at the Miami Beach Convention Center. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Duel aux Cinquantièmes By Barcelona World Race, , 4:08 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - GMT
Incroyable, mais pourtant vrai. Ce samedi matin, alors qu’ils croisent dans les Cinquantièmes, au beau milieu du Pacifique Sud, moins de 10 milles séparent ces duettistes qui naviguent en zone de bordure d’exclusion des glaces comme s’ils régataient le long des côtes. Au contact et à vue, ou presque, au cœur du Grand Sud! ... [more]

86th SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Day 1 By Rich Roberts, , 3:33 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Longtime members of the host Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and a horde of intruders from San Diego's Mission Bay YC ruled the roost on the first day of ABYC's portion of the Southern California Yachting Association's 86th Midwinter Regatta Saturday. ... [more]

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta crew forum - place to find crew or a ride By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 3:09 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Regatta Organizers are proud to announce the launch of the new and improved Crew Forum. The new Crew Forum brings together skippers, crew, individual sailors and boats and ensures that everyone has a chance at joining this year's 35th anniversary of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Are you still looking for crew, or do you want to offer your amazing sailing skills. ... [more]

J/24 Midwinter Championship - Will Welles’ Cougar hanging on by a claw By Julie & Christopher Howell, , 2:54 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Another four races went in the books on Saturday at the J/24 Midwinter Championship at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida. Will Welles’ Cougar will now take just a two-point advantage into the final day of competition, following a 7, 1, 1, 16 (dropping the 16). ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 7 here - Live and then in Replay! By Richard Gladwell,, , 2:39 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Follow Race 7 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below. The race gets underway at 3.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ... [more]

No winners in Sydney Newcastle Yacht Race By Di Pearson, , 2:27 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Paul Clitheroe’s Balance came within five minutes of being the only finisher in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Ocean Point Score’s (OPS) from Sydney to Newcastle late Saturday evening in one of the most frustrating races in recent memory. ... [more]

Fusion® introduces groundbreaking new Signature series speakers By Caitlyn Ridgley, , 2:10 AM Sunday 22 Feb 2015 - GMT
Fusion®, the worldwide leader in marine entertainment, announced recently the expansion of its award-winning line of marine audio entertainment systems with the release of the new Fusion Signature Series speakers. Created by the finest design and engineering minds in the industry with an unwavering vision of producing exceptional audio systems for those seeking a superior listening experience ... [more]

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