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Daily Archives: 11/03/2020

Wooden Boat Festival

Congratulations to MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2019 for taking Gold in Major Festivals and Events Category! © Australian Tourism Awards

The MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival took out gold at the national Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra last night for Major Festivals and Events. Festival General Manager Paul Stephanus said the festival had taken on “titans” of the Australian tourism industry – and thanked the 400-strong volunteers for its success. “The festival was up against the likes of ...

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ORCV’s 48th King Island Race

Maverick will be one of Oskana's rivals - ORCV Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race © ORCV

Sailing Maverick double-handed, Rod Smallman and Tom Vaughan have cleaned up in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s 48th Melbourne to King Island Yacht Race, taking out IRC, PHS and Double-Handed divisions and capping off with a second in AMS in the 114 nautical mile race to Grassy in Tasmania. Double-handed racing is fast becoming à la mode in Australia, ...

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The Clipper Race Leg 6 ~ Race 9

The Clipper Race Leg 6 - Race 9, Day 1 - photo © Clipper Race

Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race commenced yesterday following the first Clipper Race Le Mans start to be initiated in the dark at 1900 LT. The teams embarked on the triangular 750nm course which consists of three Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprints, of which the teams can elect to compete in two. Seven teams declared their intent to compete in ...

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Collinson FX

Waitangi - 2020 Mahurangi Regatta - Mahurangi Cruising Club - January 25, 2020 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Collinson FX: March 11, 2020 – Oil price triggers market crash Market volatility continues, driven by uncertainty and the coronavirus infecting people and psychologies. Global equities rebounded strongly after the apocalypse of Mondays trade. The ‘Oil Bomb’ exploded in markets and in combination with the coronavirus, was able to cause pandemonium. Global equities collapsed, as did the Dollar, commodity prices ...

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America’s Cup

Luna Rossa training in Cagliari © Carlo Borlenghi

The latest update from the Challenger of Record organisation, who are solely responsible for the organisation of the ACWS event in Cagliari have issued the following statement. “The Challenger of Record 36 (COR 36) organisation is closely monitoring the developments regarding the Corona Virus outbreak and any potential impact on the America’s Cup World Series Sardegna – Cagliari regatta scheduled ...

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