Boxing Kangaroo Mast Walk and sailing news from Australia...

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 11 Mar 2014


Boxing Kangaroo Mast Walk and sailing news from Australia...

Mast Walk - Boxing Kangaroo  BK Sydney
Hugo Boss' Alex Thomson amazing Mast Walk has now been copied by The Australian sailing team's Boxing Kangaroo. See the original video and copy here now:

The mast walk - Alex Thomson  AT Racing Limited

The Boxing Kangaroo and Alex Thomson mast walk videos: click here.

Gotta Luv it 7 Finish - 2014 JJ Giltinan Trophy, Race 7  Beth Morley ©

The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions on Sunday after an impressive regatta performance with five bullets and a second across the six race series.

This regatta win gave skipper Seve Jarvin his sixth victory as a skipper in the championship, equalling the record of Iain Murray (1977-1982, inclusive), who is now team manager for Gotta Love It 7. We trust you have enjoyed our coverage over the last 15 seasons

Now Jarvin and Sam Newton will shift their focus to the AC Team Australia campaign with World Sailor of the Year 2014 Mat Belcher leading the squad.

Iain Murray, Matt Belcher and Sandy Oatley - Team Australia launch - Sydney - Thursday, March 6, 2014  © Andrea Francolini Photography

Three cities in Europe have submitted expressions of interest in hosting sailing's ISAF World Championships in 2018, while a bid from a fourth candidate will be considered early next week.

Aarhus in Denmark, The Hague in the Netherlands and Gdynia in Poland all met the March 1 deadline of International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to submit bids to host the quadrennial world championships for all Olympic disciplines.

However, it is reported according to Sportcal that a fourth bid has now come in, from an unknown city thought to be in Asia.

Because that bid missed the original deadline, it will go before the ISAF 2018 World Championships Evaluation Panel on Monday, which will decide whether the bid can proceed. While it would be great to have an Asian venue for 2018, would be a serious concern with all kinds of legal repercussions if ISAF was to attempt to tear up the rule book.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

Sydney Harbour Regatta - Melges 32's photo finish
Tracey Walters,
The Sydney Harbour Regatta provided the ideal Pre Nationals event for the Melges 32 class, the fleet battled it out throughout the six race series in taste of what's to come at the 2014 Australian Championships next weekend.... [more]
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Two brave women to sail India to Oman across Arabian Sea
Lee Mylchreest,
Since 2008 when the Sultan gave his blessing, Oman, surrounded by ocean and sea, has supported the development of sailing in all its colours through the organisation Oman Sail. Now Oman Sail's support of sailing shifts to the Indian Ocean when British quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister and Oman's Nashwa Al Kindi set out on an extraordinary journey.... [more]
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The Mast Walk by Alex Thomson copied by the Boxing Kangaroo + Videos
Linda Cerminara,
British sailor, Alex Thomson's most recent stunt, ‘The Mast Walk' has already inspired a hilarious video response from the Australian Sailing Team (and their Boxing Kangaroo) in Sydney.... [more]
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West Australian International Open Bic State Championships
Daniel Medd,
West Australian Open Bic sailors descended on East Fremantle Sailing Club at the weekend to compete in the fourth annual WA Open Bic State Championships. A record total of 37 boats entered the event reflecting significant growth in the class over the past four years. This year also saw the introduction of a Silver Fleet with 13 boats competing in this division.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Great Britain sets time into Qingdao
Ruth Harrington,
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first teams have started to arrive in Qingdao, China, following one of the most challenging legs of the edition of the race: Great Britain, Mission Performance and Derry~Londonderry~Doire arrived at the Olympic Sailing Center this morning (10 March) local time.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Stuck in a wind hole
Clipper Ventures,
In the Clipper Round the World Race, with the wind dying right off, several teams are reporting being stuck in a wind hole and doing everything they can to keep the yachts moving. After strong winds of 60 plus knots and big waves for the last five days, the skippers and crews are finding the light sailing conditions extremely frustrating as they race to Chinese Olympic sailing centre, Qingdao.... [more]
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The winner is One Design at the Etchells Victorian Championship
John Curnow,
Some have said that they find Etchells more than a tad underwhelming. True, Skip Etchells' design is more than 40 years old, they have aluminium masts, Dacron sails and fractional, symmetrical spinnakers. That's hardly the coolest stuff going around. However, when you have a different winner for nearly every race, the sport's greatest coming back to sail them...... [more]
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America's Cup: Team Australian Launch and Iain Murray interview
Richard Gladwell,,
Geoff Waller of Boats on TV presents a video and speeches on the occasion of the christening of Team Australia's AC45, followed by an interview with Team Australia CEO, iain Murray. For a breath of fresh air into an America's Cup challenge this is a must see.... [more]
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Australian 2.4mR Championships - Challenging conditions
David Staley,
Australian 2.4mR Championships 2014 for the International 2.4mR class were held over the Labour Day holiday weekend at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Raw footage from the ABC helicopter
Richard Gladwell,,
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia presents a series of five videos taken from a helicopter in the last Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. The race begand in light to moderate air, on the second day the breeze filled in giving fast downwind sailing conditions and on the third day the southerly gale hit, along with big swells and breaking seas.... [more]
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Etchells Invitational Regatta Cowes 2014 - New sailing event in Cowes
Rob E Goddard,
A new pure One Design keel Boat sailing event will take place in Cowes from the 28th to the 31st of July. Jointly hosted by the Royal Thames and the Royal London Yacht Clubs, teams from around the world will be sailing to win the International Etchells Invitational Regatta which will have the glorious 140 year old Gertrude Cup as the Trophy.... [more]
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Bad Karma as roving American cruising sailor fined in New Zealand
Lee Mylchreest,
Apart from the occasional drug smuggler that tries to avoid detection by masquerading as an innocent nomadic sailor, cruising sailors get into very little trouble as they cruise around the world. So it's significant and surprising that an American skipper is in trouble with the New Zealanders for behaving dangerously on his yacht.... [more]
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Love to sail but no time for maintenance? What about a cat syndicate?
Kate Elkington,
Love to go sailing when every you choose but don't have enough time for all that maintenance? Here's an opportunity. Shares are selling fast for a new Whitsunday catamaran syndicate.... [more]
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America's Cup: Second US sailor joins Oracle Team USA
Oracle Team USA,
American Andrew Campbell is the newest recruit to join Oracle Team USA and he is making his debut with the team during its training camp in Sydney Australia this week. Following up his college sailing with Olympic campaigns in the Laser and Star class, Campbell sailed for the United States in the Laser in the 2008 Olympic Games in China. And it's from a relationship formed in the Laser that he... [more]
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Another rescue for second-time unlucky solo sailor
Sail-World Cruising,
He just can't seem to take a trick. The last time Scottish solo sailor Andrew Halcrow attempted to sail non-stop around the world his mast stayed intact but his appendix broke. This time AFTER he had successfully negotiated the dreaded Cape Horn his appendix couldn't cause any more trouble but his mast broke.... [more]
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Images from the Sydney Harbour Regatta: 18's, sportsboats and AC45's
Beth Morley,
Sydney photographer, Beth Morlley presents a medley of shots from this weekend's HH Sydney Harbour Regatta. Included are images of both Team Australia and Oracle Team USA's AC45's and a final shot of the series for the JJ Giltinan - with Gotta Luv it 7 and Asko... [more]
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Clipper Yacht Race fleet fight to be fastest into Qingdao
Clipper Ventures,
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, with the wind dropping and conditions easing, the yachts in the middle of the fleet have increased their sail plans as they race to be the fastest boat into Qingdao.... [more]
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Does two make one for the Etchells Victorian Championship?
John Curnow,
Magpie, which is helmed by Graeme Taylor, with Steve Jarvin and James Mayo crewing, is the reigning Victorian champion. Magpie was also recently installed as the 2014 NSW Etchells champion, as well. So after a second and sixth place on day two of the 2014 Victorian Etchells Championship, Magpie has taken the overall lead by a notable and quite possibly defendable, four points.... [more]
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The start of the 2014 Geraldton Classic
Rick Steuart,
The Geraldton Classic has been a stand out race in the offshore racing circuit for 45 years in Western Australia and has been run concurrently between the Geraldton Yacht Club and South of Perth Yacht Club.... [more]
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Sydney Harbour Regatta 2014 - Another successful regatta wraps up
Di Pearson,
Sydney Harbour Regatta 2014 - Despite some highbrow crew, Miller, from Neutral Bay, attributed his win to trimmer Pete ‘Technics' Wilson. 'We couldn't have done it without him,' Miller stated.... [more]
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2014 JJ Giltinan: The Gotta Love It 7 team become champions
Frank Quealey,
The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions on Sunday,after a magnificent regatta performance which saw the team score five wins and one second place from the six races which count towards the final points.... [more]
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