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Macquarie Access World Championships - Going above and beyond By Di Pearson, 6:49 PM Fri 13 Apr 2012
Macquarie Access World Championships 2012, hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, could not have succeeded without the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and staff who have contributed their skills, time, equipment and even homes to make the event an enjoyable experience for the 120 competitors. ...[more]


Macquarie Access World Championships – Wind gods strike on final day By Di Pearson, 6:24 PM Fri 13 Apr 2012
Macquarie 2012 Access World Championships, being hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sydney Harbour, final morning was beautiful but while the warm sun smiled down on the 120 competitors, the wind gods went on strike forcing race officials to abandon racing in the single-person competitions. ...[more]


Macquarie Access World Championships –Wrath of nature By Di Pearson, , 5:12 PM Fri 13 Apr 2012
Macquarie Access World Championships, hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, continue on Sydney Harbour. Helena Horswell, an effervescent New Zealander competing this week managed to 'laugh at nature' during the difficult conditions of Tuesday that all 120 sailors felt the wrath of. ...[more]


Macquarie Access World Championships - Tough Competition By Di Pearson, , 8:05 PM Thu 12 Apr 2012
Macquarie Access World Championships, being hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, are currently underway on Sydney Harbour. Greg Hyde, a Clontarf, NSW sailor who represented Australia at the 1984 Olympics in the windsurfer class, has an unassailable lead in the Liberty single-person class going into the final day. ...[more]


Macquarie Access Worlds - Tasmanians benefit from heavy winds By Di Pearson, , 6:11 PM Thu 12 Apr 2012
Macquarie Access World Championships penultimate day, at Middle Harbour Yacht Club, got underway in 10-12 knot south-westerlies. If anyone has been in a position to reap the benefits of the heavy winds experienced on Sydney Harbour, it has been the Tasmanian team. ...[more]


Macquarie Access World Championships - Perfect conditions By Di Pearson, 5:32 PM Thu 12 Apr 2012
Macquarie Access World Championships 2012 penultimate day got underway on Sydney Harbour in light 10-12 knot south-westerly winds, which made a change from the heavy winds of the past two days. This did not detract Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (AUS) from the job at hand, as the two added a further pair of wins to their already perfect score. ...[more]


Macquarie Access World Championships - Australians lead New Zealanders By Di Pearson, 7:15 PM Wed 11 Apr 2012
Macquarie Access World Championships 2012 - Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch are getting closer to realising a dream to win gold at the Paralympic Games in London later this year, today adding two further wins to their already perfect tally in the SKUD class. The Queenslander and his NSW Central Coast crew are yet to be beaten at the Middle Harbour Yacht Club hosted event ...[more]


Macquarie Access World Championships - Exhilarating sailing By Di Pearson, , 5:31 PM Wed 11 Apr 2012
Macquarie Access World Championships, hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, are being held on Sydney Harbour. Sixteen year-old Angus MacGregor from Tinaroo in Queensland is showing just why he is the defending champion of the Access 2.3 single-person class. ...[more]


Macquarie Access World Championships - Testing conditions By Di Pearson, , 6:55 PM Tue 10 Apr 2012
Macquarie Access World Championships 2012 are being hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sydney Harbour. Conditions tested all this afternoon when all the single-person classes hit the water for the 2.00pm session and only the fittest survived strong winds to finish two races. ...[more]


Macquarie Access Worlds - Bullets of wind propel Kiwi sailors + Video By Robert Hielkema, auckland , 6:04 PM Tue 10 Apr 2012
Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel are competing at the Access World Championships in the Paralympic SKUD 18 class. The pair have been nominated to represent NZ at the Paralympics and are working hard to prove they are worth selecting. I caught up with Tim and Jan after day two and with four races complete. ...[more]


Macquarie Access World Championships - Close racing in big breeze By Di Pearson, , 5:18 PM Tue 10 Apr 2012
Macquarie Access World Championships - Competitors got a taste of some serious wind and cold today, what sailors call 'fresh to frightening.' An increasingly strong south-easterly made the temperature plummet to 17 degrees at midday, the coldest day on record for seven months as racing continued on Sydney Harbour. ...[more]


Macquarie Access World Championships day 1 - Tight competition By Di Pearson, 7:15 PM Mon 9 Apr 2012
Macquarie Access World Championships, hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, are currently underway. Far Northern Queensland brothers, Duncan and Angus MacGregor started their respective Championships today the way they wanted; being in the top three after the first two races in the Access 2.3 single-person dinghy. ...[more]


Macquarie Access World Championships declared open By Di Pearson, 1:03 PM Mon 9 Apr 2012
With nine nations to be represented at the Macquarie 2012 Access Worlds, young flag bearers took to the stage representing Australia, Hungary, France, USA, Netherlands, Malaysia, Japan, New Zealand and Great Britain, as the Sydney Harmony Choir sang the national anthem. ...[more]


Macquarie Access Worlds opening - Politicians attending By Di Pearson, 4:41 AM Mon 9 Apr 2012
Middle Harbour Yacht Club, host of the 2012 Macquarie World Championships, is pleased to announce that Tony Abbott, Federal Member for Warringah and Leader of the Opposition, along with the Hon. Graham Annesley MP, the NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation, will attend the Opening Ceremony of the event this Sunday evening. ...[more]


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