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M32 Series - A simple philosophical approach By M32 Series, , 9:30 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - GMT
The new M32 Series fills an obvious void in the current sailing marketplace between the budgets needed for small boat dingy racing and the seemingly inaccessible world of large professional competition. The new M32 Series sets out to provide a platform that is commercially viable for the teams, partners and sponsors as well as being exciting for the audience. ... [more]

The Zhik Mission Beach Regatta, sailing where rainforest meets reef By Thomas Orr, Mission Beach , 9:24 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
In late October the Zhik Mission Beach Regatta was again sailed off Mission Beach in the warm tropical waters of the Coral Sea. Mission Beach which is made up of four beach villages linked by 14 kilometres of wide golden beach, is about two hours drive south of Cairns and some 1,600km north of Brisbane. ... [more]

CYCA Trophy-Passage Series - Southern Cross Cup By Louise Bashford, , 9:12 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The CYCA Trophy-Passage Series, combined with the Bird Island Race sailed earlier this month, and the non-droppable Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, will also decide the Southern Cross Cup. Held every odd year from 1967 to 2001, it was reintroduced last year as an annual event. Racing in the annual CYCA Trophy Series, conducted under IRC, ORCi and PHS, starts from 11.00am on Saturday and Sunday. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 4 - Nervy but excited competitors By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:59 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2014: Nervy but excited competitors and photographers are rubbing their hands. Rattling rigging rather than yesterday’s fluttering flags can be heard around Sandringham Yacht Club on day four. It’s the penultimate day of the qualification series for the Olympic classes and joining the world cup competition on a white-capped Port Phillip. ... [more]

Star Sailors League Finals - Interview with Freddy Loof By Alex D'Agosta, , 8:25 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - GMT
Star Sailors League Finals 2014: The Swede finished second behind Mendelblatt and ahead of Kusznierewicz, at the end of a memorable week that saw him go from strength to strength and win the qualifying section after nine races. Before the race you only wanted a decent result. But now here you are on the podium….so you’re fitter than you expected… ... [more]

BWR - Riechers et Audigane embarquent aux côtés de Renault Captur By Barcelona World Race Media, , 8:10 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - GMT
Jörg Riechers et Sébastien Audigane embarquent aux côtés de Renault Captur pour la Barcelona World Race. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Jörg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane to race By Daniel Ferrando, , 7:23 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: Their boat is the well proven Finot-Conq design which is also known as Votre Nom Autour du Monde which has just competed in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, and which previously finished second in the Vendee Globe in 2008-9 in the hands of Armel Le Cleac'h. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Skippers Media Conference By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:54 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Racing has been cancelled in the Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney due to strong winds. After the cancellation the skippers held a media conference which Nic Douglass recorded and can be heard on her Adventures of a Sailor Girl channel below. Tomorrow and the rest of the regatta we will carry video coverage and replays for Days 2, 3 and 4 ... [more]

Festival of Sails - Classy fleet is taking shape By Lisa Ratcliff, , 5:25 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Festival of Sails - A classy rating series fleet is taking shape for Victoria’s longest running annual sporting event, the Festival of Sails regatta January 17-26, 2015. ... [more]

PSA 12 Days of Christmas - Day 6 By PSA Sailing, , 4:27 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Day Six of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas and the offer is 10% off Turbo parts. ... [more]

RS Aero 5 Squad weekend at Hayling Island By Peter Barton, , 4:05 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
In the five weeks since Queen Mary the RS Aero5 squad has already doubled to 10 young Aeronauts. RS Aero and Tera parents not wanting to miss out on the fun made up another four larger rigs and an open invite to the Hayling Aero fleet gave a total of 18 entries. Four more new boats were delivered to new owners. ... [more]

Gold Coast International Marine Expo gives back to charities By Emma Milne, , 3:33 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - GMT
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Gold Coast International Marine Expo has donated $17,000 to four beneficiary charities that helped to make this year’s event such a huge success. ... [more]

Etchells 2015 Australian Championship – Look out for the ‘newbie’ By John Curnow, , 3:08 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
In Etchells terms, a dozen years still means you can call yourself a bit of a newbie. Chris Hampton does, but it is a little more self-effacing than completely accurate. This ‘newbie’ already has a string of impressive results on the scoreboard. They’re made all the more so by the fact that Chris had never sailed before joining the Etchells family and his only boats since have been Etchells. ... [more]

RORC Transatlantic Race - Battle at the front of the fleet By Louay Habib, , 2:52 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Race fans watching the tracker page over the last 24 hours have been witness to the battle at the front of the fleet. Events took a turn when Jeremy Pilkington's Baltic 78, Lupa of London moved into the lead at around sunset yesterday. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht - Aurora delivers Supermaxi set to debut By Lauren Brittain, , 2:26 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - GMT
Aurora Global Logistics, in conjunction with Peters and May, is proud to have been involved in the shipping and import clearance of the new 100-foot Supermaxi race yacht, Comanche, which is set to debut in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day. ... [more]

NSW 12ft Skiff Championship prepares Aussies for Interdominion By Di Pearson, , 1:59 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
In the closest of shaves, Nick Press/Andrew Stevenson (Sydney Sailmakers) won the NSW 12ft Skiff Championship defeating Brett Hobson/Brad Phillips (Garde) by one point to take the title ahead of the 12ft skiff Interdominion to be sailed on Sydney Harbour in the early New Year ... [more]

2014 CYCA Trophy Series - Wild Oats XI takes to the water By Di Pearson CYCA Media, , 1:24 AM Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Solas Big Boat Challenge (SBBC) winner, Wild Oats XI, will take to the water for her final Rolex Sydney Hobart limber up, joining 30 others in the two-day CYCA Trophy–Passage, starting Saturday near Shark Island at 11.00am. ... [more]

Yachting NZ receives $400k boost for 2016 Olympics to $12.4million By Sail-World.com, , 11:29 PM Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) has announced that Yachting New Zealand’s High Performance Programme will receive a financial boost in the two years leading into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The sport is now the third ranked on the funding list, and remains as a Tier 1 sport by the funding agency. ... [more]

Australian Melges 24 Regatta Series overall By Hamish Nicol, Adelaide , 7:17 PM Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Vostok-Europe's Australian Melges 24 Regatta 2014: Day one was forecast to be weather more typical of late Spring with strong breezes expected to swing southerly through the afternoon building wave height to create the perfect conditions for this exciting one-design class. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 10 - Bombs and Politics By Collinson FX, , 2:01 PM Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
December 10, 2014: Global equities tumbled overnight triggered by a bond scare in China and a Political emergency in Greece. Chinese bonds collapsed after the illegitimation of lower ranked bonds as a source of collateral sparked a sell-off. Equities were hit hard and this was intensified by the Political upheaval in Greece. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series Sydney - J.P. Morgan BAR looks ahead By J.P. Morgan BAR, , 12:54 PM Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
In the Extreme Sailing Series for the first time ever in its history, the global circuit heads to Sydney, Australia for the season finale. The final event promises to be an Act to remember for British entry, J.P. Morgan BAR – with double points on offer and plenty of potential movement in the overall points standings. ... [more]

Clipper Race CEO recognised as Great Britain ‘Ambassador’ By Amy Martindale, , 12:35 PM Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Prime Minister hosted a dinner at Downing Street for the first Great ambassadors from sport, business, fashion and the arts at which he recognised the importance of their contribution to the Great Britain campaign and encouraged them to continue their involvement. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - A winning recipe for Groupama? By Vincent Borde, , 12:05 PM Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 - GMT
At the Extreme Sailing Series eighth and final event of the 2014 season, the Sydney stage promises to be highly representative of this international championship, which groups together some of the best multihull teams in the world. Aboard Groupama 40, Franck Cammas and his crew will be attempting to turn the experience acquired over the first seven events to good account by moving up the leaderboa ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Turtled and Jelly-Fished on day three + Video By Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, , 12:00 PM Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: The late session arrived to rig up when the bulk of the early session still had the park brake on, drifting around on Port Phillip until their class AP flag eventually came down. By late afternoon racing really got funky in the 14 knot south sou’easter and the mood and momentum on the water shifted correspondingly. ... [more]

Extrêmes Sailing Series - L'étape de Sydney By Vincent Borde, , 11:56 AM Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 - GMT
Huitième et dernière épreuve de la saison 2014 pour la série des Extrêmes Sailing Series, l'étape de Sydney s'annonce très représentative de ce championnat international qui regroupe certaines des meilleures équipes de multicoques au monde. ... [more]

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