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Medal of Order of Australia - Yachting Queensland President recognised By Greg Peake, Manly , 5:05 PM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
Medal of the Order of Australia - Yachting Queensland President Ken Hurling has never forgotten what his mother-in-law said to him many years ago. ...

Barcelona World Race - Unseasonal sunshine By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:58 PM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race Cheminées Poujoulat has passed the Kerguelen Islands as Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam continue to lead the Southern Ocean charge. The duo were just over 300 miles north of the largest island of Kerguelen at 1400hrs this afternoon. ...

CYCA’s Port Hacking Race - IRC winner announced By Louise Bashford, , 10:37 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Port Hacking Race Merlin, the Kaiko 51, owned by David Forbes claimed IRC honours today, ahead of Ed Psaltis/Bencsik’s Ker 40, St George Midnight Rambler and Ocean Pointscore leader Julian Farren-Price’s Cookson 12, About Time. ...

Victorian Farr 40 State Title - All to play for + Video By Lisa Ratcliff, , 10:09 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
On the second day of the Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 Victorian State Title on Port Phillip, reigning Australian Farr 40 champion Transfusion was able to extend their lead, but at the close of a riveting three race battle, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis has a new threat in Voodoo Chile. ...

Shock News - Sailing dropped from 2020 Paralympics By Paralympic, , 9:43 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 sports, with badminton and taekwondo included for the first time but the shock news is that sailing will not be a 2020 Paralympic sport. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Four gold and early glory on Day 5 By ISAF, , 7:25 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
The Gold medals have been decided in four events on Day 5 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami. Finn sailor Giles Scott (GBR), is not the only one guaranteed to finish in a gold medal position tomorrow. Nacra 17 team Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA), Women’s RS:X dominator Bryony Shaw (GBR) and the breakaway 49erFX Kiwis, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) join him with gold in the bag. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Australian Paralympic champions wins By Cora Zillich, , 5:57 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
London 2012 Paralympic gold medallists Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch have taken home the win in the SKUD 18 at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami on Friday (30 January / Saturday, 31 AEDT). Paralympian Matt Bugg (TAS) finished the regatta in fifth. ...

2014-15 Barcelona World Race - The Southern Ocean sorts out the fleet By Marion Cardon, , 3:57 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - After a month of racing, the Barcelona World Race fleet is through into the Southern Ocean. As is often the case, the distances between the boats have widened as they’ve entered the Roaring Forties. The leading crews, who were first to hit the strong winds of the southern latitudes, had a great opportunity to make good their escape. ...

2015 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta winners announced By John Roberson, , 3:38 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta - Chris Steele and his crew from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have won, beating local skipper Sam Gilmour on a count back after racing in the final was curtailed by light winds. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott leads line-up of champions By Robert Deaves, , 2:59 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has assured himself his first victory of the year after two more races were sailed Friday in the lightest winds of the week at the Sailing World Cup Miami. He now sits 23 points ahead of Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO), who had the best day to rise from fourth to second. Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) is third, just one point further back. ...

Barcelona World Race - The gaps widen By Barcelona World Race, , 2:43 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Another landmark will be ticked off tomorrow for Barcelona World Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat when they sail north of the lonely Kerguelen Islands. ...

SAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 5 photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 2:27 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 5 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...

Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – The almighty bullet! By John Curnow, , 1:22 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
Everyone loves to see the numeral ‘1’ next to their boat name (the famed bullet). These days, the Smartphones are out to see how you went, even before the deck is packed up after a race. Interestingly, the joy of sailing, or esprit de corps if you will, could well have been somewhat veiled in recent times by all this technology. ...

2015 International 505 Australian Championships By Kevin Cameron, Black Rock, Melbourne , 9:36 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
What a great week of 505 sailing in the International 505 Australian Titles at Black Rock YC. The 24 boat fleet were treated to the Black Rock Yacht Club professional race management. ...

GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is flying By GC32 Racing Tour, , 6:32 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is, quite literally, flying. The catamarans that soared above the waves in the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francsco have taken the sailing world by storm. The boats have revolutionised sailing technology and competition, giving rise to the creation of new classes. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Hickman tells how Wild Rose's win came to be By Geoff Waller, , 8:52 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Roger Hickman skipper of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race IRC winner Wild Rose sat down with Geoff Waller of and described just what went into his boat winning the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. His was a 'full-on' race (with dramatic 'on-board' video) which included a knock-down, broken steering, a wild 'Chinese gybe', storms and only a small amount of blood spilt. ...

2015 Australian Formula 18 Catamaran Nationals - The wrap By Jasper van Staveren, Woody Point QLD , 8:38 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
From 23-26 January 2015 the Australian Formula 18 Nationals were held at the Humpybong Yacht Club (Woody Point - Queensland). This regatta was all about consistency, there were a number of sailors that had the potential to win races. Skippers Brad Collet (the current Australian A-class champion), Lachlan Gibson, Brett Burvill and Jason Waterhouse all challenged for the top spot. ...

One Ton Cup Champion Rainbow II emerges from Vos Shed ahead of launch By Alan Sefton, Auckland , 5:42 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Former One Ton Cup Champion, Rainbow II emerged from the historic Vos Shed on the Auckland waterfront after a full restoration. She has been taken to the Pier 21 where the rig was stepped and final preparations are being made for the boat’s launching at 10am on Monday (2 February, 2015). ...

2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Crew line-ups announced By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:37 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the transfer window now closed, some new players will enter the arena as the Series launches into its ninth season, with continued support of Series Main Partner Land Rover. ...

Abandoned yacht first to enter 2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Rob Mundle, , 3:03 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - A yacht abandoned in Bass Strait and not expected to be seen again has ‘done a Lazarus’ and become the first entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015, which will be staged from August 15 to 22. ...

Warren Jones Regatta: Three crews share lead at end of Round Robins By NZL, , 2:31 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Sailing on the Swan River, in the tightest event in the history of the Warren Jones Youth Regatta, three skippers from three nations share the top spot on the leader board at the end of the double round robin. Australia’s Matt Jerwood, Dane Joachim Aschenbrenner and Chris Steele from New Zealand are level with 18 wins each. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 2:29 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...

2014 - 15 Barcelona World Race - Pain in the Southern Indian Ocean By Barcelona World Race, , 2:02 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - No scape south because of South Indian Ocean Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful wait for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. ...

ISAF World Sailing Cup, Miami: Day 4 - Cuba welcomed to the Circuit By ISAF, , 1:56 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with newly embraced Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats. The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the 2015 Sailing World Cup Circuit ...

NSW Etchells: Fill the Goblet because you can’t sink the Cup… *Feature By John Curnow, , 10:48 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Now it would have been easy to fill a goblet on Tuesday with the rain that was blanketing Sydney Harbour. However, our reference is to the Milson Goblets being run each night this week and then concluding on Saturday with three more races. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli is hosting both the Milson Goblets, and then next week the Etchells NSW State Championship, too. ...

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