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Hollis in Heaven By Ian Grant, 1:53 PM Tue 18 Apr 2006
The talented helmsman, Peter Hollis has recently focused his career on ocean racing with the Hugh Welbourne designed Heaven Can Wait. ...
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Corum, ‘a real offshore race yacht’ By Ian Grant, Gladstone Race Control , 5:01 PM Mon 17 Apr 2006
The 58 year old sterling silver trophy The Courier-Mail Cup symbol of supremacy for the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race was polished and officially presented this morning to Mooloolaba Yacht Club skipper Michael Balkin. ...
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Rookie skipper wins Brisbane to Gladstone Race By Ian Grant, Gladstone Race Control , 7:38 PM Sun 16 Apr 2006
Mooloolaba Yacht Club skipper Michael Balkin completed a meteoric rise up the ranks of Queensland offshore yacht racing when he steered the former Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club sloop Corum to a popular win in the Brisbane to Gladstone race. ...
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Corum provisional handicap winner in Gladstone race By Ian Grant, Gladstone Race Control , 7:20 AM Sun 16 Apr 2006
Michael Balkin a relatively new skipper in the tough bullring of Australian offshore yacht racing has become the provisional winner of the 2006 Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race on corrected handicap. ...
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Heaven Can Wait wins Gladstone line honours By Ian Grant, Gladstone Race Control , 2:13 AM Sun 16 Apr 2006
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron claimed another important trophy when Peter Hollis steered Heaven Can Wait to a slow line monohull honours win in the 58th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race. Skipper Hollis and crew headed by the talented sailing master Adrian Finglas ghosted across the finish line at 22-16-32 tonight to record the elapsed time of 35 hours 16 minutes 32 seconds and a course average of speed of 8.73 knots. ...
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Heaven Can Wait leads Gladstone monohulls By Ian Grant, Ian Grant at Gladstone Race Control , 7:32 PM Sat 15 Apr 2006
Heaven Can Wait edged closer to winning the line honours trophy in the 58th Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race earlier tonight. Owner skipper Peter Hollis reported Heaven Can Wait still had 52 nautical miles to sail at the 5pm fleet report. ...
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Gladstone winner set to attack Hobart record By Rob Kothe, 4:57 PM Sat 15 Apr 2006
Victorian orthodontist Martyn Riley sailed his Crowther 17 metre Raw Nerve to his third Brisbane to Gladstone victory in a row this afternoon and declared the boat and the crew are ready for another crack at the Sydney to Hobart all comers’ record. ...
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Raw Nerve wins third Gladstone in a row By Ian Grant, Race Control Gladstone , 4:18 PM Sat 15 Apr 2006
Victorian skipper Martyn Riley steered his maxi catamaran Raw nerve to her third consecutive line honours win in the Multihull class Brisbane to Gladstone Race this afternoon. Raw Nerve showed her speed potential to overcome a slow start in Moreton Bay yesterday by finishing the 308 n/ml race in 26 hours and 2 seconds. ...
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Wind gods answers Heavens prayers By Ian Grant, Gladstone Race Control , 12:47 PM Sat 15 Apr 2006
World championship winning sailor Peter Hollis was sailing towards a career best Brisbane to Gladstone race result when Heaven Can Wait maintained her grip on the line honours trophy this morning. Heaven Can Wait powered with a building spinnaker sailing breeze had weathered Breaksea Spit Light and was logging almost 8 knots towards Lady Elliot Island. ...
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Small problem forces Skandia out of Gladstone race By Bindy Lockhart, 9:41 AM Sat 15 Apr 2006
Super maxi 'Skandia' - Brisbane Gladstone record holder – and still fresh from her latest line honours win on the Gold Coast less than 2 weeks ago – arrived back in Brisbane on Friday evening, having had to 'retire hurt' from the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race due to technical problems. ...
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Heaven Can Wait leads Gladstone race By Ian Grant at Gladstone Race Control, 7:16 AM Sat 15 Apr 2006
Race leader the Peter Hollis skippered Heaven Can Wait sailed and drifted through zephyrs and calms overnight to continue with her struggle to reach the half way point of Indian Head on Fraser Island before day break this morning. ...
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Raw Nerve leads Gladstone multi’s By Ian Grant at Gladstone Race Control, 11:06 PM Fri 14 Apr 2006
Martyn Riley’s maxi catamaran Raw Nerve broke clear of the soft winds in Moreton Bay to build a handy lead in the Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull race tonight. ...
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