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Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster Race yacht aground on return voyage By Peter Campbell, , 10:07 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster Race: The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s incident management team has confirmed that all five crew onboard are safe and well. Seduction is owned and was being skippered back to Melbourne by Richard Nichols with a crew comprising Sean Miles, Howard Hedley, Steve Dale and Sam Bostock-Young. ... [more]

2015 Paper Tiger Nationals kicked off on a sunny Tassie day By Travis Woods, Lauderdale TAS , 10:02 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The day began with the Invitation Race, allowing competitors to blow out the cobwebs, which was taken out by Bryan Anderson (Fly’n Bry’n). this was followed by the inaugural Dash for Cash speed trial, with the Tas PT president Sean Keady (Sssmokin Billy) taking home the kitty, much to the amusement of the heckling spectators on the beach. ... [more]

Australian Laser National - A successful kick off of the New Year By Cora Zillich, , 9:28 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Australian Laser National 2015 - It was a successful kick-off of the New Year for members of the Australian Sailing Team (AST) and Squad (ASS) with Australian Sailing Team’s Laser World number one Tom Burton (NSW) taking home the Open Laser Nationals win and Australian Sailing Squad’s runner-up Matt Wearn (WA) winning the Laser Youth Champion title over the week-end. ... [more]

Is your Publicity Officer ready to send news to Sail-World? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 9:03 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Each year we have been receiving some great reports from a whole range of Nationals... If your club, association or race committee would like to publicise or report on an event, especially its National titles, stories, pictures and or results can be uploaded via our Contributors System at the top right of the site. ... [more]

30th Rose Bowl Regatta - Day 2 overall By Rich Roberts, , 8:34 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
30th Rose Bowl Regatta - The Sailors' (that's their appropriate nickname) B team of Campbell D'Eliscu and Madeline Bubb matched the efforts of the A team's Sean Segerblom and Briggs D'Eliscu (Campbell's kid brother) in winning the first and last of their eight races over two days, and also notched two firsts and a second as NHHS swept the Gold A and B groups. ... [more]

Seaweed Soup Regatta - A bit of a bite By Erik Simonson, , 8:09 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The first Major Midwinter Regatta of the 2015 Sailing Season rolled into the San Francisco Bay with a bit of a bite. After months of above average temps, a blast of Arctic air settled in at the end of 2014 and decided to hang around into the New Year. The Golden Gate Yacht Club's Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup, race three was greeted with good but brisk oscillating northerlies. ... [more]

OK Dinghy World Championship: World Champion Matt Stechmann talks By Robert Deaves, , 5:41 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Yesterday we brought you some of the interview with Matt Stechmann (NZL), who won the OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC on January 4 after a week of unusual and confounding weather. Here is the complete interview, taken shortly after he came ashore after claiming the title. ... [more]

2015 Festival of Sails - Owners' favourable rating By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:37 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Festival of Sails - Jamie Goode’s Farr 30 called Vertigo will be trailered from Adelaide to Melbourne this month, then raced down to the coastal port of Geelong for the annual regatta steeped in maritime history. ... [more]

2015 International 14 World Championship - I14 family reunites By Tracey Johnstone, , 3:18 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Sixty-nine teams are converging on Geelong for the seven race series being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay from the seventh to 16th January 2015. ... [more]

Two Gates Pursuit Race - A great day for Durant By Rick Roberts, , 3:00 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
In the 2015 Two Gates Pursuit Race, hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club, Bill Durant and his team raced his Santa Cruz 52, Relentless, to first place honors Sunday. ... [more]

Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes’ volunteers search for missing kayaker By Ken McManus, , 2:47 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes were called out at 11:00pm last night to search for a 46 year old man from the Canton Beach caravan park who had not returned from a kayaking trip. ... [more]

Bob Levin Memorial Trophy – Day 2 By Paul Cayard, , 2:25 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Two races were held today on Biscayne Bay for the Star class. Classic conditions returned with eight - twelve knot southeasterly and 80 temps. ... [more]

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race - One yacht still to finish By Lisa Ratcliff /RPAYC Media, , 1:54 AM Monday 05 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - Julian Farren-Price’s evergreen steed of 14 years, About Time, delivered the Sydney owner and crew a third IRC overall handicap win in the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race. ... [more]

OKs finish in the middle of a high! By Alex McKinnon, , 11:54 PM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Alex McKinnon was the official photographer for the 2014 International OK Dinghy World Championships. Run out of the delightful Black Rock Yacht Club on the shores of Melbourne's Port Phillip, the fleet endured many hours on the beach due to high winds, significant moguls and then the complete opposite! ... [more]

Please Stop using Heats when you mean Races By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:01 PM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
In sport whether its athletics, rowing or surfing, elimination series are run with heats, quarter finals, semis and finals. So when non sailors read about heats in sailing, they reasonably expect they are part of an elimination series. But in sailing that is not the case … some classes and sailors use the word Heat when they mean Race. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Fishing net hazards + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:32 PM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The 4,670 nautical mile journey of Leg three of the Volvo Ocean Race was never going to be easy. Sure enough, during the first night of racing it was Dongfeng Race Team who was caught out by two fishing nets within hours of each other. The whole incident was caught on camera by the Onboard Reporter, Sam Greenfield here. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - A la recherche du vent perdu By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:58 PM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: Coup de frein sur les leaders - Les alizés en ligne de mire - Compression passagère des positions. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Congestió a l'entrada de l'autopista By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:12 PM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Congestió a l'entrada de l'autopista. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - 'Three musketeers' By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:40 PM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: If during the pre-start hours in Barcelona there were fears that one Barcelona World Race duo might conjure up a breakaway in the opening days, so far such worries remain unfounded. Among the 'three musketeers' who are making the pace - albeit at speeds of a Sunday promenade today - there is still very little to choose between them. ... [more]

World ARC 2015-16 fleet prepare in Cape Town By World Cruising Club, , 3:05 PM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
World ARC 2015-16 - There has been a World ARC fleet setting off from either Saint Lucia or Cape Town, to begin or complete its circumnavigation, for the previous seven years, each January. However, 2015 is the first year that World ARC has a fleet in Cape Town, preparing to cross the South Atlantic to Brazil and a new fleet, World ARC 2015-16, ... [more]

OK Dinghy Worlds final day - Perfect Port Phillip conditions By Robert Deaves, , 12:13 PM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
OK Dinghy World Championship 2014-15: Going into the final day, the fleet needed two more races to get in a valid series, so there was audible relief as the sailors arrived on Sunday morning to a sailable 15-20 knots on the bay. The day started damp and grey, following the overnight storm and rain, but by the second race the sky was clear and the sea breeze was pumping. ... [more]

Australian 420 Nationals: Kiwis just out of top ten By Angus Haslett, , 12:05 PM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Racing for the final day was a 10.00am scheduled start and from our experience over the past week we were a little dubious that the breeze would be in by then. None the less when the boats headed out there was a steady 6-7 knot offshore breeze and a start looked hopeful, but as it has done over the week the land breeze dies off and the sea breeze then takes over, so a few course changes and a litt ... [more]

12ft Interdominion Championships shaping up to be a humdinger By Di Pearson, , 11:31 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 55th 12ft Interdominion Championships 2015 is shaping up to be a humdinger between two Australian and two New Zealand entries, with the Aussies getting the upper hand today, including the Brett Hobson skippered Geotherm staging a comeback to move up to second place, but it’s Sydney Sailmakers, steered by Nick Press which has a target on its stern. ... [more]

OK Worlds: Matt Stechmann wins World OK's after classic Black Rock day By Robert Deaves, , 11:31 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After a week of uncooperative weather at Black Rock, Australia, the OK Dinghy World Championship wrapped up in perfect Port Phillip conditions. Matt Stechmann (NZL) did just enough to take the title by one point from Luke O'Connell (NZL), who won a three way points tie with defending champion, Roger Blasse (AUS), who took third overall, and Greg Wilcox (NZL) in fourth. ... [more]

Ted Albert Memorial Regatta - Dragon fleet on notice By David Staley, , 10:53 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
At the Ted Albert Memorial Regatta 2015, Prince Philip Cup, Robert Campbell (GBR) and the crew of 'Indulgence' from Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron have won in convincing fashion with three wins from three starts. ... [more]

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