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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Sydney Hobart Race

Sydney Hobart Race – Is there a Yiddish Sailing Manual?

Honestly, I have no idea. Let alone if there are ones in Spanish, German or Mandarin. I expect so, and would fumble my way through all of those, in about the same order as that list is written. Declining degrees of accuracy are a given. No doubt they would cover off parts of the boat and sails, trimming, helming, weather ...

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RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup 2015

2015 RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - Hard battle for podium

RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup 2015 – Artemis Racing today won the fleet racing at the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup, with a four point margin over Peninsula Petroleum, having led from the outset of the four day regatta. But while this was close, the outcome of the 2015 RC44 Fleet Racing Championship was closer, only decided in the last seconds of ...

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Jules Verne Trophy 2015

2015 Jules Verne Trophy - Back on pace off the Brazilian Coast

Jules Verne Trophy 2015 – At dawn on her eighth day at sea, the maxi-trimaran was situated off the coast of Salvador de Bahia, heading south after a small change of tack to take them slightly east of the course followed by the current Jules Verne Trophy holder. Spindrift 2 had lost some ground on the record due to the ...

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RS Aero Winter Youth Training

RS Aero Winter Youth Training - Extreme conditions challenges

RS Aero Winter Youth Training – The weekend of 21/22nd November saw opposite extremes for the first RS Aero Winter training weekend at Reading Sailing Club. On Saturday the gusts were hitting 30 knots whilst Sunday was a day for practicing very light airs. Variety for training is great and this certainly provided both ends of the spectrum! Sailors demonstrated ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Jules Verne Trophy – 4 days, 21 hours, 29 minutes

Jules Verne Trophy – 4 days, 21 hours, 29 minutes Jules Verne Trophy – Spindrift 2 crossed the equator at 0131hrs UTC on Friday 27 November, just under five days after setting off! Yann Guichard and his crew are on world-record pace. Current Jules Verne Trophy holder Banque Populaire V crossed the equator in five days, 14 hours, 55 seconds ...

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Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship 2015

2015 Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship – Tough fight for trophies

Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship 2015 – Following the conclusion of racing, Andrew and Pauline Dally’s DK46 and Phil Dash’s JustADash have claimed the major trophies at the 38th Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC), hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club. In one of the closest series, Khaleesi finished one point better than her stablemate and fellow MHYC member, Nine ...

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Clipper Race

Clipper Race yachts create business opportunity

The Clipper Race is offering an exciting business opportunity with two of its former racing yachts and is even willing to support anyone interested in purchasing its Clipper 68s, tried and tested veterans of ocean racing, training, development and corporate events. “We’re offering a complete package inclusive of sails, spares, marketing assets and we can even consider finance terms,” said ...

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Phaedo3~RORC Transatlantic Race 2015

2015 RORC Transatlantic Race - Phaedo3 takes off at the beginning

RORC Transatlantic Race 2015 – In clearing skies off Arrecife, Lanzarote, Phaedo³ showed the rest of the competitors in the RORC Transatlantic Race 2015, and spectators ashore the amazing speed of the MOD70. Starting 10 minutes behind the bulk of the fleet, Phaedo³, together with two other multihulls quickly passed through the fleet and at the first turning mark off ...

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AUS Etchells

AUS Etchells – Listen to ‘The Man’

He’s been there since the very beginning. It did take a couple of years, but he won the first of his seven Etchells Australian Championships way back in 1972. At 69 he is definitely one of the oldest pointy end specialists going around and has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with this country’s premier One Design Class. He is, of course, ...

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Long Clubs Long Race

Hobart Combined Long Clubs Long Race - Silicon Ship on course for L2H

Hobart Combined Long Clubs Long Race Series – Tasmanian designed and built yacht Silicon Ship yesterday gave an impressive preview to her prospects of winning next month’s Launceston to Hobart ocean race. Owned by Bellerive Yacht Club members Dave Wyatt and Gordon Clark, Silicon Ship won both the AMS and PHS handicap categories of the final pre-Christmas Combined Clubs Long ...

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