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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week

Hot racing in the J/24 Class - 2020 Grenada Sailing Week ©Tim Wright

Racing continued at Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week with Sea Hawk Paints Race Day 3. All classes enjoyed a lively passage race from Grand Anse Beach on the sheltered west coast of Grenada to the south side of the island more exposed to the trade winds emanating from the Atlantic Ocean. Competitors reported a lively 17 knots of wind ...

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Bali Race & Rally 2020

Carkeek 47, Indian - Fremantle to Bali Race & Rally © Bernie Kaaks

Last week Craig Carter confirmed the entry of his Carkeek 47, Indian, in the racing division of the 2020 Fremantle to Bali Race & Rally. Indian has the credentials to challenge for both handicap and race honours. Principal helmsman Paul Eldrid, you might remember, skippered the Bakewell White 37 General Lee in the Bali Classic of 2013. In that race ...

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Hardy Cup 2020

First All-female team to win was Clare Costanzo of RPAYC in 2018 Hardy Cup - photo © Darcie Collington Photography

The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron is set to host the annual Hardy Cup International Match Racing Regatta, one of the final events of a long Australasian Youth match racing season. This season has been unsurpassed in terms of attracting elite talent from around the world to compete in Australia – and now they’re heading to the Squadron with the Hardy ...

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Anniversary Sydney Harbour Regatta

Colour at the Sydney Harbour Regatta 2018 - photo © Matt King for Andrea Francolini

In 2020, Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s longstanding Sydney Harbour Regatta celebrates 15 years as Sydney’s premier keelboat series across the weekend of March 7-8. The Notice of Race is available here and online entry here. In all but one of the six racing categories on offer the starting list began to fill as soon as entries opened. Organisers anticipate another huge fleet of ...

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IoT on Amazon web services globally & Iridium CloudConnect

Iridium CloudConnect goes live, extending IoT on Amazon web services globally © Iridium

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced today that Iridium CloudConnect, the first and only satellite cloud-based solution offering truly global coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, is now actively serving customers. This new service combines Iridium® IoT capabilities with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT and cloud services extending customers’ IoT reach to the more than 80 percent of the ...

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Primo Cup 36th ~ Trophee Credit Suisse

Primo Cup - Trophee Credit Suisse © Yacht Club de Monaco

The tradition continues in the Principality as the clock ticks down to the 36th Primo Cup, for the Credit Suisse Trophy and Slam garments, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco. A meeting par excellence for one-designs, the regatta has been held every February since 1985, the month it was launched at the instigation of YCM President HSH Prince Albert ...

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Adams 10 Australian Championship 2020

2020 Adams 10 Australian Championship © Marg Fraser-Martin

Tom Braidwood and the crew of Backchat from Lake Macquarie Yacht Club have won the 2020 Adams 10 Australian Championship hosted by MHYC and sailed on The Sound in Sydney Harbour. A light to moderate southerly today turned south-east for the final race, one short of a full schedule. 2020 Adams 10 Australian Championship – photo © Marg Fraser-Martin “We ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2020

The rounding marks are islands, not buoys, at Hamilton Island Race Week. - photo © Craig Greenhill – Salty Dingo

Within two hours of the Notice of Race for Hamilton Island Race Week 2020 being posted, the first entry had been lodged. And, for the second consecutive year, the yacht with that honour was David Bell’s Bavaria 39, Four Bells, out of Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. At the same time, a high-profile individual from within the Australian boating ...

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Warren Jones International Youth Regatta 2020

2020 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta © Drew Malcolm Photography

Royal Perth Yacht Club ~ Warren Jones International Youth Regatta 2020  Day 2 was set to be an important day for the onwater team and the competitors.  With some delays on Monday, the pressure was on to move swiftly through the races in order to get through the overall tight racing schedule, which is part of the difficulties that the Perth ...

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Sydney 38 OD Australian Championship 2020

Sydney 38 OD Australian Championship - photo © Andrea Francolini

The Sydney 38 One-Design Australian Championship will be hosted by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) over three days, from 14 to 16 February, and an exceptional field means the competition will be wide open with a number of Australia’s most talented one design sailors taking part. At this early stage, entries represent Pittwater, Lake Macquarie and clubs on Sydney ...

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