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2015 Victorian Optimist Championships preview By Royal Brighton Yacht Club, , 2:06 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
The 2015 Victorian Optimist Championships get underway tomorrow at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. 132 competitors have already registered for the regatta that is being held over the Labour Day long weekend, providing three days of racing. 18 entries from New South Wales, along with visitors from Queensland and South Australia will provide additional competition for the Victorian sailors. ...
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Barcelona World Race - A two-speed Atlantic By IMOCA Ocean Masters, , 10:41 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014/2015 - Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm were left with a bitter memory of their slog up the South Atlantic in the last Vendée Globe. To make the equator, they had to contend with northerly winds and breaking seas… However, for this third edition of the Barcelona World Race it seems that luck has been on their side. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series– Home team advantage? Oman Sail aims high By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 9:04 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Oman is the most successful nation in the nine-year history of the Extreme Sailing Series™ and with less than a week to go before Act 2 of the 2015 global tour in Muscat 11 – 14 March, the spotlight is inevitably on the home teams The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air. ...
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Barcelona World Race: Transition Time rings in Atlantic and Pacific By Barcelona World Race, , 1:52 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
After a spell last night and today during which almost all of the Barcelona World Race fleet were in light or moderate winds, in the Atlantic and the Pacific, it looks more like Transition Time is ringing for many. ...
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America's Cup: An international insight on Team NZ's media floggings By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:40 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Stuart Alexander, one of the world's leading yachting correspondents has been in New Zealand for the past few months, and provided the following perspective on Emirates Team New Zealand's latest media flogging, ahead of the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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SB20 Tasmanian Championship - Former Olympic sailor and his crew wins By Stephen Catchpool, Hobart , 5:06 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
World champion and former Olympic sailor Glenn Bourke (Red) and his crew of Rob Jeffreys and Jake Lilley have taken out the SB20 Tasmanian Titles at the Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS) in Hobart today. ...
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QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - Strong interstate fleet By Nigel Statham, Brisbane , 4:49 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
All of the Eastern states will be represented in this year's QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race and there is a good chance the Courier Mail Cup may be going to one of these interstate challengers. ...
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2015 Sail Paradise – Mates4Mates set sail for the friendliest regatta By Southport Yacht Club, , 2:15 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Four (4) Mates4Mates Members will be on board Southport Yacht Club’s Alacrity tomorrow, Friday 6 March for the Southport Yacht Club’s XXXX Sail Paradise series, which will be contested off the Gold Coast from March 6 to 8. ...
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Barcelona World Race – Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed under 5000 miles By Barcelona World Race, , 12:58 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed under 5,000 miles to the Barcelona World Race finish line and also crossed over their own outbound track. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Young team sailed best leg to date By Sean McNeill, , 12:14 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Reflecting on his team’s performance on Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright said the youngest crew in the race had sailed its best leg to date. 'It was our most complete leg so far. But like all these legs it had its ups and downs,' said the 30-year-old Enright. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ireland's Foxall racing Leg 5 aboard Dongfreng By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:35 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Damian Foxall (IRL), one of the biggest names in offshore sailing, is joining Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) for the forthcoming Leg 5. Caudrelier and Foxall were on the Groupama boat that won the 2011-12 edition. ...
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Marine Industry experts convene at Volvo Ocean Village - Register now! By Keith Taylor, , 10:08 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Marine industry experts from around the world will convene next week in the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Auckland’s Viaduct Basin for the fifth High Performance Yacht Design conference. The three-day technical conference, 9-11 March, is still open for late registrations ...
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2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta – Top sailors are up to the challenge By Delta Lloyd Regatta, , 8:01 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The competition for the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta looks promising. Especially the registrations for Laser and Laser Radial are well under way. International top sailors like Marit Bouwmeester (Laser Radial) and Bundock & Curtis (Nacra17) are up to the challenge in Medemblik from 24 - 30 May 2015. Races will start from 26 May onwards. ...
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Barcelona World Race - South Atlantic Angst. Pacific anticipation By Barcelona World Race, , 1:49 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
It can be the most frustrating stage of non-stop round the world racing. After completing the difficult, stressful four or five weeks in the big south, there is an almost inbuilt expectation that, by comparison, after rounding Cape Horn and passing the Falklands milestong, racing up the Atlantic life should be a bowl of cherries. ...
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Dangerous surf conditions for boaters By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 1:27 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters about dangerous surf conditions forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) for the next couple of days. ...
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2015 EFG Winter Cup - Day 1 overall By viper640.org, , 6:03 PM Wed 4 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 EFG Winter Cup - Miami is known as the gateway to Latin America. For Viper sailors, it may also be the jumping off point for points east. If you hailed from an island in the Atlantic Ocean, you probably did well at the Winter Cup. ...
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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta - Overall report By Melvyn (Mel) Steiner, Sydney , 5:11 PM Wed 4 Mar 2015 GMT
The 2015 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta - organised and run by the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto, is done and dusted, but the memories live on. Final tallies are still being worked on, but it is now expected that the event will raise $30,000 in support of the charities – mostly the Hunter Branch of the NSW Cancer Council with a smaller amount going to Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi Catch-up - Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:52 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica. He talks about wanting to sail on a Kiwi boat in the next race - how this race compares with the others in which he has sailed - how small gains seem to be paying well - the vexed issue of AIS on tactics, and more ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi Catch-up - Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:34 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica. A product of the RNZYS Youth Program, Swete is on his second Volvo Ocean Race. He touches on the differences between the two programs, the impact that AIS is having on the racing and plenty more ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Race Director Jack Lloyd reflects on the new VOR By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:14 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Sail-World.com's New Zealand Editor caught up with Race Director, Jack Lloyd on the floor of the sail-loft in the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard. In this 15 minute interview, Lloyd gives his view of the progress made as a result of adopting the Volvo 65 One Design ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Image gallery - Tour of the Boatyard By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:43 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Yesterday Volvo Ocean Race threw open the barriers and let the media have an inside view of the Boatyard at the Viaduct Events Centre The area is open to the public (stay behind the safety barriers) where you can see the boats on the hard, and look inside the Events Centre which has been converted into a massive sail and rigging loft. ...
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing burns up the Bay + Video By John Navas, , 8:18 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Artemis Racing took their development AC45 out on San Francisco Bay, yesterday. Videographer, John Navas was there to catch all the action on high resolution video. ...
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What do you know about this Yacht Collision with a Manly Ferry?? By Sail-World.com, , 6:54 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Sunday afternoon squall on Sydney Harbour and a Manly ferry is blasting its horn as an apparently out of control yacht, with sail number 1152 was in danger of colliding with the ferry.Watch the video No reaction from the yacht, its headsails and main luffing it continued on an altered path and does hit the stern of the ferry. Thankfully it seems without major damage or crew injury. ...
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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Ready to welcome the Olympic Sailing By trofeoprincesasofia.org, , 6:25 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
The countdown to the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar has begun in the bay of Palma from 28th March to 4th April. With less than a month to go until the start of the event, the regatta has already around 700 teams (667) from 59 nations representing the five continents. ...
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2015 Walpole in the Trees Regatta overall By Liz Edmonds, Walpole, Western Australia , 5:12 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
It was fantastic to see over 80 boats from around the state competing in this year’s Walpole in the Trees Regatta including Windrush’s, Mirrors, Sabres, Lasers, Hobies, Cherubs, Moths, 420s, trailer sailors and many more. Skilful performances in often tricky weather conditions over the two day event produced some great race challenges, capsizes and some ripping yarns. ...
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