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Sydney to Hobart - Another 40 foot white-wash? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 6:31 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
With the Supermaxi battle probably all over in this 70th Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, unless Wild Oats XI drops her rig in the next five hours, she is set to take her eighth line honours victory so at last the attention will shift to the real race, the battle for handicap honours. ...
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Sail-World new format - Mac users regional correction required By Sail-World, , 5:16 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
Sail-World is now running live in the changed website format. If you are running on a Mac with iOS please scroll to the bottom of the site and check that your region is set for your region and not some other. It can be correctly set up using the drop down boxes. Then go to the top, click refresh, and you should be away. ...
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Barcelona World Race - J’aurais sincèrement voulu en être By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:24 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
Jean-Pierre Dick, double vainqueur de la Barcelona World Race, ne viendra pas défendre son titre pour cette troisième édition. Le skipper niçois prépare actuellement son nouveau Saint-Michel-Virbac, un plan Verdier-VPLP pour le prochain Vendée Globe. Le bateau ne sera mis à l’eau qu’à la fin du printemps 2015 et pour l’heure son skipper est à quai. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Your Turn, Then My Turn, Then Your Turn! By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 12:52 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
With the front runners over halfway to Hobart, this year’s race is turning out to be quite a page turner already; and that’s just the big boats. So let’s start with them. Wind back to the start, first honours to Comanche in the shoot out to the first mark. To be fair it was akin to pitting a brand new Bugatti Veyron against some classy and quick Ferraris and Porsches. The result in those ...
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Sydney-Hobart: First, Second and Third! By John Curnow, , 12:32 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
There is absolutely no way anyone can predict these before the vast majority of the still 109 vessels racing actually get home to Hobart Town. One can, however, talk about the very things that do go into making these results that so many chase and to do so, we have to work through a myriad of vessel designs, ages and types. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014; Handicap Honours Predictions VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 11:55 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
Given the weather models for the race, Crosbie Lorimer did the rounds of the CYCA dock just prior to the start of the race to find out who the various skippers, navigators and tacticians believed might take out the overall Handicap win on IRC. Here are some of their predictions, how they are panning out for some and an update on the position at the front of the fleet. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 24 - DOW surges on Santa rally By Collinson FX, , 11:47 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
December 24, 2014: The DOW surged through 18,000 in the latest 'Santa' rally. The trigger was the growing confidence in the US economy fueled by lower oil prices and confirmed by an explosive GDP growth number. The historical growth number confirmed the economy surged, expanding by 5% annualised, far exceeding expectations. ...
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The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Navigators Prize winner for Leg 2 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 10:54 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
The B&G Navigators’ Prize is presented to the Navigator who has made the most effective use of meteorological, oceanographic and geographical information to gain distance on the majority of the fleet, as voted for by the Navigators themselves. ...
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World's fastest growing sportsboat now available in NZ at big discount By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:49 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
The world's fastest growing sports boat class is coming to New Zealand. An Auckland based consortium has negotiated a special price for the first batch of J-70's to be imported. The J-70 is the first trailer boat from the redoubtable J-Boats stable, and was judged 2013 Boat of the Year, the prestigious US Sailing World magazine. ...
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Bay of Islands Race Week: Entries in by January 1 By BOI Race Week, , 10:21 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
Have you got your entry in? Remember the entry fee goes up from January 1……..Mike Quilter (International Navigator and Weather Router) will give the Weather Briefing each morning at the North Sales Marque at 0815 hrs to start your day. Coffee and breakfast available on site. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Former Kiwi 50fter handily placed on Day 2 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:53 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
The long-time New Zealand offshore competitor, Pussy Galore, is handily placed in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Now racing as Pretty Fly III, and owned by Sydney civil engineer, Colin Woods, the Cookson 50 has been silent since the start of the race, with a tracker failure. ...
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Sydney Hobart 2014 - A ridge too far for Comanche By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR Media, , 8:04 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - That’s the conclusion that one might well draw from the huge difference in the performance of the Hamilton Island super maxi Wild Oats XI and her main challenger, the US boat Comanche. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Images by Daniel Forster By Regattanews, , 7:03 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
Photographer Daniel Forster was in the air again for the Sydney Hobart 2014, and provided this gallery of images. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Honing in on halfway By Regattanews, , 5:59 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The chase for line honours at the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is intensifying with the leading boats approaching the halfway mark of the 628-nm race. ...
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Small boat collision at Gymea Bay - Three thrown into water By Marine Rescue NSW, , 5:39 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Botany Port Hacking unit were on the scene in nine minutes on rescue vessel Port Hacking 30. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was also called. ...
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Sydney Hobart Race: 'The Old Girl' proves she's still got great legs By Rob Mundle, , 4:55 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
By Grand Prix ocean racing standards she’s an old girl, and there’s no denying she’s had a few makeovers during the past decade, but Bob Oatley’s 30-metre long supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, was leaving no doubt today that when it came to speed she’s still got great legs. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Drama among the supermaxis By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR Media, , 4:30 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - After 24 hours the Hamilton Island supermaxi Wild Oats XI has taken the lead for the first time in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the 70th sailing of the event. ...
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2014 -15 Barcelona World Race - Food, food, some not so glorious!! By Daniel Ferrando, , 3:32 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
Looking back it is not so long ago that sailors making long trips had to make the key choice between light weight and taste. But now, thankfully, technology and demand means that there is more and better choice in freeze dried foods. But the lack of fresh food and the limited choice of diet does mean eating remains a chore, part of the daily routine during the three months ...
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2015 Fireball World Championship - Notice of Race released By Dave Hall, , 1:44 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 Fireball World Championship - The event offers two weeks of unrivalled sailing in the beautiful waters of North Wales. Situated on the Llyn peninsular, just 10 miles from the Snowdonia National Park, racing will take place in Cardigan Bay within easy reach of the sandy beach from where the fleet will launch. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Perpetual Loyal 'hit something' By Danielle McKay, RSHYR Media, , 1:13 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One of the supermaxis vying for line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Anthony Bell’s Perpetual Loyal, has retired and is returning to her home club at Rose Bay in Sydney. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Supermaxi Race Start VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 11:55 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
The start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race saw the five 100 foot super maxis up against each other for the first time. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Perpetual Loyal forced to retire with hull damage By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:42 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
The Australian supermaxi Perpetual Loyal has been forced to retire from the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, with hull damage. The news came in a regular radio sked with race organisers, little detail was available, however it is understood that she has some hull delamination, probably arising from pounding though big seas and 25-30kt winds for the first day and night of the race. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart: Clouds backs the small boats for overall win By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:18 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Clouds outlines what he is expecting to see in the race, and says that while the big boats will take all the attention in the early stages of the race, the weather is against them as the race progresses. The smaller boats will come surfing in a fresh northerly, while the front-runners cope with light winds on their final approach to the finish on the Derwent. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Jim Delegat on Giacomo's race expectations By Richard Gladwell, , 10:00 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Geoff Waller of Boats on TV caught up with Jim Delegat, owner of Giacomo, before the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Delegat outlines how he believes the only New Zealand entry will fare in the race, and other background on the boat and campaign. ...
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Rolex Sydney to Hobart: Replay video coverage on Sail-World By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:35 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Replay of the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. The fleet is expected to experience fresh to strong headwinds for the start and first 24 hours, although winds will moderate towards the end of this period. ...
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