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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Competition in full swing
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:24 AM Thu 5 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14, Race 5, day 2 - With the lure of extra points and the prospect of improving overall standings in the race, the scoring gate is proving too much of a temptation for the fleet to resist as Race 5 gets set to shake up the leaderboard.
Quiet cheers at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne + Videos
By ISAF Sailing World Cup - Event Media, ,
11:07 AM Thu 5 Dec 2013 GMT
A quiet cheer went up around the boat park at Sandringham Yacht Club as AP over A was hoisted on the official flag pole for all classes competing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne.
Port Hacking-Bird Island Race - Final test before Sydney to Hobart
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
10:20 AM Thu 5 Dec 2013 GMT
Port Hacking-Bird Island Race, the fifth race of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Blue Water Pointscore Series starts off Point Piper at 10.00am on Saturday 7th December 2013. Patrice, Ichi Ban, Black Jack and Spirit of Mateship are the new kids on the block that will line up this Saturday as they prepare for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Big birds, clouds, records, sharks and fast boats from Noakes (Pt.I)
By John Curnow,
4:25 AM Thu 5 Dec 2013 GMT
Sean Langman has been in the marine services game for 33 years now. His Noakes brand and facilities are almost as identifiable as he is. However, it is Sean’s personal craft that have ended up with very recognisable colloquial names, which could well be the most famous of the lot. The Skiff on Steroids still garners a mention every now and then, for instance.
A training sail in the 'usual Sandringham breeze'
By Richard Gladwell, Melbourne, Australia ,
3:27 AM Thu 5 Dec 2013 GMT
At most regattas when the racing is called off due to strong winds, there are always competitors who complain that the sailing should have taken place.
There weren't any of that ilk today at Sandringham Yacht Club venue for the Sail Melbourne regatta.
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Fresh to Frightening for Day 4
1:24 AM Thu 5 Dec 2013 GMT
Fresh breezes look set to prevail for the fourth day of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne.
As competitors arrived at the Sandringham Yacht Club, they were greeted with a cold handshake from the 20kt southerly breeze.
Battle lines drawn in Round 1 of NSW Sharpie States
By Marc Ablett, ACT ,
8:24 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
In probably the closest racing seen in the last 30 years of the NSW Sharpie fleet, the battle lines have been drawn. New boats an eight time reigning state champion and some young guns all mixing it up, creating an unreal atmosphere on the water and off.
Viper 640 Demo Day
By Jon Stubbs, western australia ,
8:15 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
If you’ve seen the Vipers flashing by on the Swan River and wondered what they are like to sail…. Now’s your opportunity to give them a go. The Viper 640 class is holding an Open Day where demonstration sails are available to interested sailors. The Open Day is on Sunday 15th December, from 9:30 until 12:00pm.
Pictorial: ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne (Part 3)
By Sail-World, ,
7:49 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
Enjoy this third selection of photos in a series of three galleries from the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. The action shots were captured on location at Sandringham by photographer Jeff Crow.
Mini Transat - Series boat victory for Aymeric Belloir
By Solene Rennuit,
7:30 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, the skipper of Tout le Monde Chante contre le Cancer crossed the finish line at Pointe-à-Pitre on Wednesday 4 December at 13h 57mn 27s local time (17h 57mn 27s GMT). His elapsed time is 21d 09h 12mn 27s. His average speed over the course has been 7.16 knots.