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  Date 24 Mar - 31 Mar
  Description Starting at 1.00pm in Sydney Harbour on 24 March, the fleet sails north past all the major New South Wales coastal ports including Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Cape Byron and on to Southport in Queensland.

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VMR Southport/Surfers Paradise gets cheque By Lisa Ratcliff, Southport, QLD , 4:19 AM Wed 28 Mar 2007
Cheque presented to Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport/Surfers Paradise at Audi Sydney Southport Yacht Race prizegiving. Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport/Surfers Paradise is the latest recipient of a donation from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Safety of Life at Sea Trusts (SOLAS). ...
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Last boat finishes Audi Sydney Southport By Lisa Ratcliff, 7:27 AM Tue 27 Mar 2007
Ian Thomson’s Catalina 42 Identity Crisis, the last boat to finish the tough Audi Sydney Southport Yacht Race, enjoyed a leisurely cruise to the finish line while still acting as rear guard for Phillip King’s Salona should its mast have toppled. ...
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Salona motoring to Southport now Pan-Pan resolved By Lisa Ratcliff, 6:37 AM Tue 27 Mar 2007
At 5pm yesterday afternoon, Audi Sydney Southport entrant Salona, a Sydney boat owned by Phillip King, radioed a Pan-Pan to signal an onboard emergency that has since been resolved. ...
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Fairy tale finish for Blue Water Champions By Lisa Ratcliff, 6:26 PM Mon 26 Mar 2007
After 18 years of trying to win the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s prestigious Blue Water Pointscore Series, it’s been a 'fairy tale ending' for co-skippers Ed Psaltis and Bob Thomas who received worldwide attention when they won the storm battered 1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on overall handicap in their tiny Hick 35. ...
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Margaret Rintoul II’s submarine ride to Southport By Lisa Ratcliff, 2:25 PM Mon 26 Mar 2007
Queensland boat Margaret Rintoul II, the latest to cross the finish line in the Audi Sydney Southport Yacht Race, is comfortable, even when it’s blowing 40 knots, but very wet summed up skipper Mike Freebairn at the finish of his first race with the new boat. ...
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Audi Sydney Southport Race - Twenty boats finished By Lisa Ratcliff, 9:51 AM Mon 26 Mar 2007
Twenty boats have now finished the Audi Sydney Southport Yacht Race with all but one of the remaining 14 at sea due to cross in quick succession before 7.30pm tonight thanks to the cool and gusty 30-35 knot sou’easter which is currently blasting onto the south east Queensland coastline. ...
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High Anxiety's navigator describes man overboard By Lisa Ratcliff, 5:42 AM Mon 26 Mar 2007
Chris Piggott, navigator of the Lake Macquarie boat High Anxiety which lost a crewman over the side in the Audi Sydney Southport Yacht Race, has described the events surrounding the incident which occurred south of Smokey Cape just after 2pm this afternoon. ...
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Queenslanders excel in Audi Sydney Southport By Lisa Ratcliff, 9:47 PM Sun 25 Mar 2007
Queensland boats are faring well on handicap in the Audi Sydney Southport Yacht Race, with two of the six entered in this year’s race leading their divisions on handicap. ...
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Battered Skandia finishes Audi Sydney Gold Coast By Bindy Lockhart, 6:39 PM Sun 25 Mar 2007
At 17.53 today Sunday March 25 2007, nearly 30 hours after leaving Sydney Harbour Grant Wharington and his crew aboard super maxi Skandia crossed the line at Southport YC to finish in second position in the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2007. ...
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Ichi Ban takes Audi Sydney Southport line honours By Lisa Ratcliff, 5:57 PM Sun 25 Mar 2007
Matt Allen’s Jones 70 Ichi Ban has taken line honours in the Audi Sydney Southport Race this afternoon, finishing at 5:13pm under spinnaker. ...
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Race leader Ichi Ban concedes course record safe By Lisa Ratcliff, 2:35 PM Sun 25 Mar 2007
While the new Audi Sydney Southport race leader, Matt Allen’s Jones 70 Ichi Ban, is revelling in the fast downwind conditions, navigator Will Oxley has good news for course record holder George Snow. ...
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Quantum Racing on fire By Sail-World, 11:39 AM Sun 25 Mar 2007
Quantum Racing, Ray Robert's canting keel Cookson 50 is running third on line honours in the 2007 Audi Sydney to Southport race. Stephen McConaghy reports 'The 25-45k Southerly is really suiting us. Our top speed thus far 31.4 knots. Its exciting stuff, water everywhere!' ...
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