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Victorian State Titles – The what ifs, if only’s and couldabeens By Simon Grain, , 10:06 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Victorian State Titles – Without taking anything away from the excellent Nationals in Adelaide earlier in the year, the Vic States have been warming up to be the real contest of the year. And so it was. ...

Mapfre leading tight Volvo Ocean Race fleet heading into Day 3 By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 10:05 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Busted toilets and watermakers have been the order of the day for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet entering their third day at sea. Light winds prevailed for the start an continued for the first hours at sea, before picking up to 13-15kts. The herd mentality continues to afflict the fleet - which are still closely grouped as a result. ...

Sense of pride at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères By Fédération Française de Voile - ISAF, , 8:56 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
The ten Olympic and two Paralympic events at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères are flooded with Olympic, Paralympic, World and Continental Champions ...

Barcelona World Race - Double strength spirit By Barcelona World Race, , 3:00 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman crossed the finish line of the Barcelona World Race this Monday 20th April at 22:59:40 hrs UTC (00:59:40 Tues 21st CET) to complete their race in seventh place and effectively close the course for this third edition of the double-handed non-stop around the world race. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team once again in trouble By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:52 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - How do you survive 20 days at sea without your main source of fresh water? And Dongfeng Race Team are the team who will have to provide an answer. The Chinese boat reported earlier today that their water maker is not working. ...

AST starts European Olympic and Paralympic selection season By Cora Zillich, , 1:34 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The Australian Sailing Team will compete in full force at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, which gets underway in France on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 (22-26 April 2016). ...

BRIG makes Mornington new VIC home base By Sirocco Marine, , 9:27 PM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Sirocco Marine has taken on a new dealer in Melbourne, long-time RIB specialist and avid boating proponent, Jeremy Wiggs of Inflatable Boat Worx, Mornington. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Spanish eyes are smiling By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:10 PM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) put a difficult week behind them to snatch the early lead on the 5,010-nautical mile (nm) leg six from Itajaí to Newport, Rhode Island on Monday. ...

2015 Fremantle to Albany Race overall By Royal Perth Yacht Club, , 3:08 PM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
The Fremantle to Albany Race started at 1100 on Friday the 17th of April in light conditions. 16 boats lined up on the start line and all except one made it to Albany ...

2015 Monjon J24 State Championships overall By Simon Grain, , 1:41 PM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Monjon J24 State Championships – The Black Prince of Sandringham has taken it from the “Young” Sydney Fox with the Canny Scott third ...

Sail Port Stephens – Full sailing spectrum By Lisa Ratcliff, , 10:05 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
At either end of the Sail Port Stephens’ on-water racing spectrum is the opening Commodore’s Cup cruising option and the closing IRC NSW Championship. In between sit the Performance Cruising and Racing divisions and for the 2015 series close to 50 owners chose either passage racing or a mix of passage and short course racing scored under a performance based handicap. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Images from leg six start day By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:04 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Images from leg six start day ...

Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet finally heads for Newport By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:57 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – After a painfully slow start, the fleet finally got going. Team Alvimedica led the way out of Itajai. The Turkish American team must be spurred on and fired up for a good result for this homecoming leg back to Newport, Rhode Island ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA - USA-bound By Team SCA, , 4:30 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA left Itajai in Brazil in light winds this afternoon as they started the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, from the southern Brazilian city to Newport, Rhode Island. ...

2015 Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian Title – The winner is… By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:00 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Short and sharp. Not the usual chop on Port Phillip but the Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victoria titles that were reduced from a weekend to a single day series after 25-35 knot wind squalls, driving rain and hail pushed up from Bass Strait. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - En route to the North Atlantic Ocean By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 2:52 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel has embarked with extremely light conditions on the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. The 5,010 mile (9,200 km) long route will take the six sailing teams from Itajaí to the American harbour of Newport, Rhode Island. “We can still win, but that will depend on the other teams,' says Bouwe Bekking. ...

Dean Barker's Blog - Back into the racing By Dean Barker, Auckland, NZ , 1:53 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' websites, of which he is a substantial shareholder and director, five times America's Cup helmsman Dean Barker gives his view on life since Team NZ. This is my first blog for quite some time. In fact since September last year when I was still a part of Team NZ racing in Istanbul for the Extreme Sailing Series. ...

More Challenges than Challengers - New York Times on Cup fallout By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 1:27 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Senior sports writer for the New York Times, Christopher Clarey, has filed a major story in the prestigious US newspaper looking at the current state of the America's Cup following the Luna Rossa withdrawal just before Easter. He also looks at the implications of the antagonism towards Team New Zealand who have been in the America's Cup for 30 years. ...

Replay coverage of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Start at Itajai By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 9:49 PM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Catch the replay coverage of the Leg 6 Start in Itajai for the Volvo Ocean Race. After sailing an inshore course, the six strong fleet headed for Newport RI ...

Gunboat G4 capsizes on final day at St Barths + Capsize Video By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 12:39 PM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
The foiling 'cruiser' - the Gunboat G4 - capsized on the final day of Les Voile de St Barths in the Caribbean. After performing spectacularly at the regatta the high performance foiling cruiser succumbed, and put those who wondered if this might happen out of their misery. Despite completely inverting, G4 was able to be righted and was assisted back to harbour, largely intact. See video of capsize ...

Land Rover Winter Series kicks off with Great Veterans and Ladies Day By Di Pearson, , 10:52 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Land Rover Winter Series – Nick Cassim, a 55-year member of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, has today taken out the Club’s 2015 Great Veterans Race, which along with Ladies Day, traditionally opens the event on Sydney Harbour. ...

Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Prince Charming By John Curnow, , 10:08 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
You simply cannot argue about it anymore. Hughie, the God of Wind, is male and he did himself no favours with the ladies today, proffering up a charming 30+ knot Sou’wester. Yes it was the full regalia that included a 2m seaway of ugly Port Phillip chop, 14˚C ambient temperature on land, storms containing cold, icy bullets of rain and so on. Hhhmmmmm. Lovely stuff. ...

Mapfre loses 2pts for not following Rulebook in Southern Ocean gale By Richard Gladwell NZL, , 9:58 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Fernández and the Mapfre team said in the statement that they believed the penalty was, “totally excessive because of the possible administrative error we committed”, and adds that “we will try to turn it around with our team and attempt to get back the two points that have been taken from us”. ...

DSS Autumn Short-Handed Series – Hobart’s new boats show their paces By Peter Campbell, , 9:54 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Autumn Short-Handed Series – Hobart’s new fleet of Elliott 7 sports boats today dominated results in Division four on the River Derwent, again filling first and second place on line and handicap. ...

Southerly front spares Sail Port Stephens- IRC state winners announced By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:54 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Sail Port Stephens 2015 - A cold front moving up the NSW coast bringing strong winds, rain and thunderstorms stayed away long enough for race crews to enjoy a sixth and final day of easy-going conditions, other than some light pre-frontal activity over Nelson Bay in the regatta’s final hours that didn’t even wash the decks. ...

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