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2016 Olympics: Brazil's new Environment Secretary backs away from goal By NZL, , 10:02 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
In a disturbing report published by Associated Press, a newly appointed Environmental Secretary has said Brazil will not be able to achieve its stated goals of water quality in the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics. 'Removing 80 percent of the pollutants? It's not going to happen, it's not going to happen,' said Andrea Correa, who took office earlier this month. ...

RYA statement on Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports decision By RYA, , 8:27 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
Hugely disappointing news for the sport of disabled sailing worldwide, for Sailing team athletes who are already working hard towards Tokyo, and is a loss to the Paralympic Games itself as sailing provides a unique element to the sporting programme. ...

NSW 18ft Skiff Championships: Thurlow Fisher snatches last minute win By Frank Quealey, , 7:42 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and Dave O’Connor won one of the most amazing NSW 18ft Skiff Championships in the 120-year history of the sport following a brilliant finish in today’s last race of the series on Sydney Harbour. Story includes full video of the race. ...

Alive slashes record in Betsey Island Yacht Race By Peter Campbell, , 6:47 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
Tasmania’s biggest and fastest ocean racing yacht, Alive, yesterday slashed the record for the 29 nautical Betsey Island Race in a brilliant display of power sailing from Hobart down the River Derwent, around the island in Storm Bay and return. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Remaining six Gold medals decided By ISAF + Sail-World, , 4:56 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
The remaining six medals for the Olympic events were decided on Day 6 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, during the Medal racing phase of the regatta, which counts for double points. Despite that points premium, four of the events, 49erFX, Finn, Nacra 17 and RS:X Women were decided yesterday, Day 5. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Australian medal count By Cora Zillich, , 4:06 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - The wind was back for the final day of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami (26-31 January 2016) with Australian Sailing crews taking home two silver medals in the Men’s 470 and Men’s 49er skiff as well as two bronze medals in the Laser and Finn class this morning (Saturday, 31 January local time). ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Medal Races photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 3:14 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Medal Races photos provided by Ocean Images. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott continues unbeaten record By Robert Deaves, , 1:57 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has convincingly and unflinchingly shown that he is still the man to beat in the Finn Class as the 2015 season gets underway. Finishing a close second in the medal race at the end of the Sailing World Cup Miami, Scott wrapped up his eighth consecutive major win in the class and defends the title he won this time last year. ...

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. ...

Warren Jones International Youth Regatta: RNZYS crew wins in Perth 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. ...

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