The Volvo Ocean Race comes to a conclusion on Saturday, local time with the final InPort Race, which will determine the winner of the overall InPort Trophy. Currently, Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ, skipperedholson by Aussie Chris Nichoson is tied at the top of the points table with Puma, skippered by Ken Read, and with Groupama one point behind. Abu Dhabi is four points astern of the two lead boats and only has a mathematical chance, to win.
If they are able to win the InPort Trophy, Camper will have come away with that title, plus they have also won the speed record trophy, and look set to finish second overall. While that is obviously not a win – it is a good haul of three of the four primary overall trophies.
From the cover of Sailing to the Moon - Australian sailing legend Rolly Tasker sails away Big Island Media
The Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally gets underway on 4th May, 2013. Following the death of legendary WA yachtsman Rolly Tasker the Western Australian state government has announced the creation of a memorial trophy to honour Tasker's yachting successes and his links as patron and inaugural race record holder for the state's only international yacht race. Tasker took line honours in 1981 with Siska; with the record standing for 30 years until it was broken just last year. www.fremantlebali.com
Passage Race - Festival of Sails Teri Dodds
The Festival of Sails 2013 is to be held from Thursday 24th January to Monday 28th January 2013. The Australia Day long weekend in January 2013, will see the 169th anniversary of the Festival of Sails Regatta. Planning of Royal Geelong Yacht Club's annual event is well underway, so mark ‘Geelong Week' in your calendar now.
Madison Kennedy with coach Adrian Finglas in Brisbane - Photo Ben Callard - Laser Radial Youth Worlds 2012 Brisbane Australia
Queensland teenager Madison Kennedy has finished second in the Girls fleet at the 2012 Laser Radial Youth World Championship in Queensland. We had the pleasure of talking regularly to Madi during the regatta and her father Mark, who finished third at the Laser Radial Masters Worlds at the same venue back in March. Keep your eye on Madi; she is very serious about her racing. We will be covering the Laser Radials Mens Worlds at RQ next week before heading OS.
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the organising authority for the 68th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and Rolex SA of Geneva, the race's naming rights sponsor, have announced the release of the Notice of Race and now invite Applications for Entry.
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