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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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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 win Scallywag

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, arrivals © Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race

Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag have won Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, leading the fleet into their home port of Hong Kong. It’s an historic win for skipper David Witt and his team who had to overcome significant setbacks on the leg before grabbing the lead with a bold tactical call out of the Doldrums last weekend. “We had ...

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Pac52 Class

Team Interlodge joins the Pac52 Class © Julie Servais

Team Interlodge Owner Austin Fragomen of New York Yacht Club has confirmed that Interlodge will join the Pac52 Class in 2018. The Yacht, newly named “Interlodge VI”, is the former Bronosec TP52 which was designed by Botin Partners and was built by King Marine in 2015. Interlodge VI is the same hull design as the Pac52 “Fox”. Interlodge will join ...

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