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Report from Rio: Team Jolly on the South American 470 Nationals By Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, , 10:47 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Current 470 World Champions, Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, are currently competing in the South American 470 Championships in Rio, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Test event starting on Monday.Gonzo (their new boat) seeing some action for the first time in Rio, we are currently taking part in the South American Championships, racing in Rio for the first time... ...
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Sopot Match Race - Hansen and Gilmour out of the competition By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:57 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Defying an unpromising forecast of little wind, the organisers of Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, were able to stay on schedule, completing the final 12 flights of Qualifying. With the easterly onshore wind on Gdansk Bay, conditions were more stable than yesterday’s offshore westerly. ...
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Multihull Central - Covering all the bases *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:07 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Sometimes you hear of someone taking 30 years to become an overnight sensation. Maggie Beer went on record for saying just that, only the other day on TV. By that mark, Brent Vaughan has been building an experienced team for a long time and when the time came for the launch of Multihull Central, they too rapidly became a multihull sensation.. ...
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RPYC Team Racing and 2015 International Regatta discussion By Royal Perth Yacht Club, , 10:42 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
At this session there will be a presentation about Team Racing activities for the coming year, review of the recent Team Racing regatta at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda where RPYC Members competed and initial discussions about planning RPYC’s International Team Racing regatta in May 2015. ...
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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race: The Flight of Pretty Fly III By Sail-World, , 8:40 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Join Colin Woods and the crew of Pretty Fly III as they have a fast slide north in last weekend's Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. The canting keel Cookson 50 recovered from a slow start to ease through some marque competitors, and finish sixth over the line, and placing fifth on IRC in what was generally reckoned to be a big boat race. ...
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RS Feva World Championships - Snakes and ladders on a tricky day By Golly Tucker, , 8:35 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The fleet was held ashore for an hour and a half whilst the gradient breeze flopped about and the seabreeze settled at the RS Feva Worlds. It was a light eight knots that saw the Gold fleet set off. By the second race the wind had increased to a lovely 12kts but then shifted 20 degrees right towards the end of the second Gold race but during the sequence for the second Silver. ...
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2014 Tasar Victoria presentation By Chris Payne, Mordialloc , 8:29 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
With the season about to kick off, the Victorian Tasars got together for the 2013/14 presentations. Between a highly competitive trivia quiz presented by Ronstan CEO Alistair Murray and a marshmallow/spaghetti building competition, most of the talk amongst the sailors was training plans for the up coming worlds in Busselton, Western Australia ...
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Brisbane to Keppel race - Wild Oats XI heading for third line honours By Lisa Ratcliff, , 7:33 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The staff and volunteers at Keppel Bay Marina are busy preparing for a slew of 21 red-shirts to arrive under the cover of darkness. There’s no race record this year for the defender, sailing for Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Their success, when it comes, will be marked by first access to a hot shower after a day and a half at sea. ...
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Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2 *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 6:22 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
he second day of the 47th Sydney International Boat Show went off without a hitch today, with fine weather, though chilly winds and a steady flow of visitors, both on the marina and travelling to the Glebe Island venue - just 15 minutes by ferry. ...
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Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel By Ken McManus, , 4:58 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The new Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes unit and its $120,000 rescue vessel will be formally commissioned in a dual ceremony on Sunday, August 3. ...
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2014 Club Marine NSW Youth MR Champ - Harry Price ready for battle By Jennifer Crooks, , 2:51 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Club Marine NSW Youth MR Championship - Fresh from his silver medal in the Olympic 49er under 21 category last month, Harry Price and his crew of Angus Williams, Finn Gilbert and Owen Long are primed and ready to do battle with nine teams competing in this weekend’s Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship, conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). ...
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Laser Radial Youth World Championship Dziwnów, Poland - Day four By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 12:37 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first of the three races scheduled all fleets were started on time with only three disqualifications for early starts in the girl’s fleet. As the day progressed the winds got progressively lighter, as forecast, with the last races finishing in five to six knots from the same direction. ...
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Etchells Invitational Cup – Overall result decided in dramatic race By Rupert Holmes, , 9:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Etchells Invitational Cup’s final day delivered more stunning, high adrenaline and incredibly close racing, with the three leading boats all in contention for the 140-year-old Gertrude Cup at the start of the final race. Jeremy Thorp of Antigua YC led the fleet on 26 points, with Shannon Bush of New York YC on 34, and Jeanne-Claude Strong of Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on 36. ...
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Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Jack Gale training centre borne By RPAYC media, , 8:23 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
A large crowd gathered at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club to witness the first sod of earth turned for the club’s new training centre development and the official naming of the facility. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race crews to battle in Round Britain test By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:54 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martinez’s Spanish team will put to the test potential new crew members as they make their way to the UK for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race this week. The event, which starts on August 9 and is preceded by Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, will see five of the new, one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats navigate Britain’s 1,800 miles of notoriously tricky coastline. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Canfield tops leaderboard after day 1 By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s newest event, Sopot Match Race, commenced today. Eleven flights of Qualifying were sailed in a light to moderate north-westerly wind. At the close of play Alpari World Match Racing Tour champion Taylor Canfield tops the leaderboard unbeaten on 5-0, ahead of Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing on 5-1 and local Polish legend Karol Jablonski on 4-1. ...
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America's Cup - Ben Ainslie Racing strengthens British Challenge By Sarah Alexander, , 4:31 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) have today revealed six additions to their British America’s Cup Challenge. The new team members will significantly strengthen BAR’s bid to bring the Cup back home to British waters. Britain’s Paul Campbell-James has joined the sailing team and brings a great deal of technical knowledge, combined with a solid record as both a mono and multi-hull racer. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and Weymouth named 2015 venues + Video By ISAF, , 3:09 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Hyères, France and Weymouth, Great Britain have been named as the European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Bids to host the two European regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup were carefully considered by the International Sailing Federation with key criteria including a compact venue, first class sailing areas and facilities. ...
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RS100 European Championship - Action continues on day 3 By RS100 Class Association, , 2:07 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Not quite a classic Garda day on day three of the RS100 Europeans, but almost as good. An amendment to the sailing instructions posted last night meant an early start at 11am. The fleet ventured out in a Northerly (Pela) force four and racing started promptly on a trapezoid course under the Western Cliffs. ...
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Laser Radial Youth World Championship - Day 2 and 3 By Jeff Martin, , 2:02 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Two more races were completed in nine to 10 knot winds on the second day of the Laser Radial Youth Championship in Dziwnów, Poland. It was long day for everyone after a wait ashore for fog to clear only for it to unexpectedly return during the first race. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 1:59 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
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Sydney International Boat Show - images from Day 1 *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 11:59 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue skies, balmy temperatures, world and national premieres - it was all happening today! ...
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Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles By International Windsurfing Association, , 10:58 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Fifteen year old Carlo Ciabatti from Cagliari, Italy, is the 2014 Techno 293 Youth Boys World Champion. With an unassuming start, 23rd on the leaderboard at the end of the first championship race, Carlo clawed his way up day by day - 13th . . . fifth . . .first! beating European Champion Tom Monnet into second place by four points. ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Clean and quiet start By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 9:29 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The gentlemanly midday start of the eighth annual Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race on Moreton Bay for the record-equalling fleet of 35 yachts from Tasmania to Townsville was clean and quiet. This afternoon off Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast Bob Oatley’s race record-holder Wild Oats XI comfortably leads the pack. ...
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Allen RS Feva World Championships, Day 4 - Nations Cup and lay day By Golly Tucker, , 8:54 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Allen RS Feva Worlds, the fleet racing took a break today while a well deserved break was taken from the very physically demanding conditions in Quiberon Bay. The two boat team racing Nations Cup took place during the afternoon with 11 nations participating. ...
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