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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Entries close with 100 yachts

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) takes great pleasure in announcing that at the close of entries, 100 yachts are signed up to take part in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the 72nd running of the 628 nautical mile race. Record holder Wild Oats XI, owned by the Oatley family and skippered by Mark Richards, leads an ...

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NZ Millennium Cup

NZ Millennium Cup grows in fleet and economic footprint

Two new superyacht entries, Pumula and Cavallo, have been announced for the NZ Millennium Cup (24-27 January), with local industry members reporting the event leads to direct economic growth for New Zealand. Pumula has traversed the world since her launch in 2012, voyaging 52,000nm to the earth’s extremes. The 37m Royal Huisman-build has travelled to far-flung climes, from Spitsbergen to ...

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18ft Skiffs

18ft Skiffs - Nosedive hands NSW State Race 1 to The Rag

Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel won a dramatic Race 1 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today after a brilliant performance by her crew in the fresh North East wind conditions. The win was completely unusual as the skiff used a borrowed mainsail from the Appliancesonline.com.au skiff and two of the appliances crew sailed on The Rag. ...

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China Cup International Regatta

China Cup International Regatta – Day 3

Tiffany Koo tore up the track on day three of the China Cup International Regatta as the Malaysian skipper steered Hero Racing to a commanding lead in the battle of the big boats. Koo ruled the waves last year at the China Cup and, after scores of 1,3,2 in Saturday’s strong breezes and big swell, Hero Racing now holds a ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rolex Middle Sea Race – Rambler 88 takes line honours for second year

George David’s American Maxi, Rambler 88, crossed the finish line of the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Monohull Line Honours at 02:18:26 CET on Tuesday 25th October in an elapsed time of 02 days 14 hours 03 minutes 26 seconds. George David and the Rambler 88 crew were welcomed to the club ...

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WIM Series

Palludan early leader in Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race

As one of the most experienced match racing skippers in the world, Australian Katie Spithill has been to every Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race since the inaugural event in 2008, except for the single year she had her daughter. But not until Saturday the 29th of October 2016 did she go all the way through to winning in Korea; ...

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Lipton Cup

Lipton Cup - Day 1 - Newport Harbor Yacht Club leads the way

Newport Harbor Yacht Club leads the way ~ Lipton Cup In contrast to some pre-event forecasts, the breeze filled in nicely for day one of the 102nd Challenge for the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup! Twelve teams from California, New York and Massachusetts raced on the San Diego City Front in J/105s on Friday afternoon during day one of SDYC’s signature ...

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Vendee Globe

Vendee Globe - Three questions for Nandor Fa

It’s been twenty years since Nandor Fa last took part in the Vendée Globe. He will be setting sail for the third time on a boat he built himself. The 63-year old Hungarian sailor answered a few of our questions. Nandor, what did you do during this long absence? “I had a normal life, like other people ashore. I took ...

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Botany Bay Race

Botany Bay Race - About Time back in the winner’s circle

Julian Farren-Price and his Cookson 12, About Time, are back in their comfort zone of the winner’s circle after taking the double in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Botany Bay Race today, with victories in both IRC and ORCi. Farren-Price, a Sydney jeweller, has won nine from 12 Ocean Pointscores with his reliable About Time, just missing out last ...

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Vendee Globe

Vendee Globe - A high risk event

Faster than ever before. More uncomfortable than ever before. The last vestiges of comfort have long gone. But more than ever the risk of injury is a big worry, not necessarily race ending damage to the skipper, but even strains, sprains, bruising and lacerations which would compromise their efficiency. Even when you are sitting in your cockpit, in heavy seas, ...

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