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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Bay Regatta in Phuket

Racing is both competitive and fun, and combined with beachfront parties makes the regatta unique - photo © The Bay Regatta

More 250 sailors representing 21 nationalities have signed-up for the iconic The Bay Regatta held 31st January to 4th February, 2018 in Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi provinces. A four day travelling regatta around Phang Nga Bay that stops at a different anchorage each evening for a party under-the-stars, The Bay Regatta is famous for visiting some of the region’s ...

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The Tour 2018 EFG Sailing Arabia

Oman Sail Yanmar - EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour © Oman Sail

The all-new 2018 EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour (3-17 February) has attracted a high-class international fleet of Diam 24 racers eager to test themselves against the competition and the challenges of the course along Oman’s dramatic coastline. Though the revised route – as well as the switch to the high-speed Diam trimaran – was only revealed in October last ...

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Goolwa Regatta Week

Bacchus looks up the course chasing the fleet – Goolwa Regatta Week - photo © Chris Caffin

Geoff Perry’s Anoqua managed a hard-fought yardstick victory tonight amongst a small but competitive fleet for Goolwa Regatta Week’s ‘Tune-Up’ Race – he also took home the coveted $250 cash prize. In the lead up to Saturday’s big Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic, today was all about speed with two sprint races consisting of a windward-leeward course of only one and a ...

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Three Ports Offshore Race

The ever-consistent veteran scored another first place on IRC for division 2 – Three Ports Offshore Race © Bernie Kaaks

Fremantle Sailing Club’s Three Ports Race was re-introduced to the offshore calendar last weekend in a slightly changed format, attracting a fleet of sixteen ocean racing yachts. The course carried yachts from Fremantle (the first port) to Port Bouvard in the south, around Rottnest Island and on to Yanchep (the third port) in the north before returning along the coast ...

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Volvo Ocean Legends Race

Ambersail – Volvo Ocean Legends Race - photo © Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com

1Assa Abloy, who finished in second place in the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-02, will be represented by her sistership, Ambersail, in the Legends Race starting from Gothenburg on 21 June 2018 and finishing in The Hague. Two Volvo Ocean 60s were built for the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-02 Assa Abloy campaign, but only one boat would ultimately be on the ...

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Morris Finance Australian Championship

Chutzpah 38, Sydney 38s, Sunday, day three of racing, Festival of Sails 2016, Geelong © Craig Greenhill / Saltwater Images

The perennial Sydney 38 fleet is readying for its Morris Finance Australian Championship as part of the 175th anniversary Festival of Sails which overall will cater for more than 300 boats and around 3,000 sailors over the Australia Day long weekend starting January 26, 2018. Three states are fielding entries for the national bout – South Australia, New South Wales ...

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Mount Gay Round Barbados Race

Pata Negra from the UK broke the 50ft and under record - Mount Gay Round Barbados Race 2018 - photo © Peter Marshall / BSW

Squally winds reaching 30kts from the north-east made for magical sleigh-ride, record-breaking conditions in the 82nd Mount Gay Round Barbados Race, writes Sue Pelling. While the lively conditions in big seas proved too much for many of the 34 entries in the 60nm sprint around the Island of Barbados, for others it couldn’t have been more thrilling. In total seven ...

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Weather anomalies

Melting sea ice is forming characteristic puddles on its surface © NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CC BY 2.0

In the winter of 2015/16, something happened that had never before been seen on this scale: at the end of December, temperatures rose above zero degrees Celsius for several days in parts of the Arctic. Temperatures of up to eight degrees were registered north of Svalbard. Temperatures this high have not been recorded in the winter half of the year ...

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iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds

Day 1 – Race 1 start – iSail Whitsundays Contender World Championships © VR Sport Media

The atmosphere has changed since the pre Worlds Australian Nationals at McCrae Yacht Club on the Mornington Peninsula – tension is in the air and the boat park was quiet with last minute tweaks to eke out a few more fractions of speed for Day One. Peter Merritt, Principal Race Officer, took the fleet left to Rosebud in search of ...

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Round Barbados Race

The local TP52 Conviction preparing for tomorrow's Mount Gay Round the Island Race - Barbados Sailing Week 2018 - photo © Peter Marshall / BSW

While final preparations are underway for the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race tomorrow, the J/24 fleet crowned its winner in the closely contested final showdown in the J/24 Coastal Racing Series at Barbados Sailing Week, writes Sue Pelling. J/24 racing in Barbados never fails to attract a quality fleet so it was no surprise that competition at the two-day J/24 ...

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