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Etchells Western Australian State Championships

Sunset over Royal Perth Yacht Club Annexe Fremantle Day 1 WA State Championships 11 March 2017 - 2017 International Etchells WA State Championships © Mandy McEvoy

The 2017 International Etchells Western Australian State Championships were Run and Won the weekend of 11 and 12 March on beautiful Fremantle Waters in what can only be described a ‘’Mixed Bag’’ of Conditions – which is exactly why we de-rig and head over/ under the Fremantle Port car bridges to test ourselves on conditions other than the Swan River. ...

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America’s Cup Season

The AC72's pulled a big following on YouTube for the final race of the 34th Match in San Francisco © Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA http://www.oracleteamusamedia.com/

About this time of an America’s Cup season, the sap begins rising as new boats are launched, and Cup fans get their first sight of the various team designers’ response to the latest America’s Cup Class rule. In the monohull days, of course, we initially only got a partial glimpse thanks to the shrouding practices adopted by all teams to ...

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Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR

Finn Class - Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR © Robert Deaves

The Finn Class will be testing a new format at the 48th Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR, which begins in just two weeks time. This is in response to discussions that the winner of events should be decided on the final race, or even first across the line. The format that will be used in Palma is one of several on ...

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Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair crosses Cape Horn on 50th day of Antarctic circumnavigation Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair crosses Cape Horn on 50th day of Antarctic circumnavigation Sydney-based sailor and adventurer Lisa Blair 32, has today reached 50 days at sea and successfully crossed Cape Horn in her attempt to be the first woman in history to circumnavigate Antarctica solo and unassisted. She is also on track to being the fastest, and only the third person ...

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M32 Australian Series

M32 Australian Series in Perth John Roberson ©

Local skipper Matt Jerwood showed he is more than a match racer on Perth’s Swan River today, winning four out of five fleet races in the M32 Australian Series inaugural event. With his regular Redline Racing crew, he dominated the first day of racing, with his only slip from the top spot a third in race three. Commenting on why ...

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Gill Optimist Victorian Championships 2017

Race six open fleet - 2017 Gill Optimist Victorian Championships - Day 2 © Tom Smeaton

Competitors were greeted with a stiff 20 knot North Easterly as the sun came up on day two of the 2017 Gill Optimist Victorian Championships, but with the forecast of a dying breeze, then rebuilding from the South west, that was exactly what happened. 70 Optis headed out onto the Open and Intermediate course, and by the earlier scheduled start ...

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West Coaster Race

The double hander Kraken, sailed by Todd Giraudo and Dubbo White, disappears into the sunset after rounding the Lancelin mark. - West Coaster Ocean Race © Bernie Kaaks

Big breezes, a dismasting and a moving turn mark made for an interesting day on the West coast. Fremantle Sailing Club’s West Coaster Race attracted a competitive fleet of twenty offshore yachts last weekend. Forecasters promised fresh easterlies for the race from Fremantle to Lancelin and return, but easterlies at the start turned south and then southwest at 25 knots ...

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Undersea Aquahoverer new superyacht accessory

Undersea Aquahoverer

America’s most distinguished retail catalog company Hammacher Schlemmer offers a truly unique product, the Undersea Aquahoverer. A new personal submarine is favorably designed with simplicity in mind, it makes underwater navigation as easy as driving a car. This is the easiest submersible to operate in the world because it hovers in-place without the need for adjusting ballast or managing drop ...

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Alice Burton Memorial Trophy ~ Overall report

The two leaders cross on the final spinnaker run - 18ft Skiffs: Queen of the Harbour & Alice Burton Memorial Trophy 2017 © 18footers.com

Nicole Johnson became the 2017 Queen of Sydney Harbour when she crewed on Smeg to win the annual Queen of the Harbour, sponsored by Hunt, which was sailed in 17-knots North East wind today. Smeg (Lee Knapton, Ricky Bridge, Mike McKensey, Nicole Johnson) came from behind to take the lead just a few metres from the finish and take the ...

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VIC Etchells Championship

Triad 2 - John Bertrand, Bill Browne, and Jake Newman John lead the fleet around the new windward mark in the first race. Triad 2 was placed second in Race One and is currently in second place at the end of Day One. - Brighton Land Rover 2017 Etchells VIC Championship © Alex McKinnon http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com

Alex McKinnon was out on the water for the Brighton Land Rover 2017 Etchells Victorian State Championship. It is being staged out of the Royal Brighton YC, and Day One started in light breezes. Whilst the AP went up first thing due to the light winds, the first race got away on time in the end. You could say that ...

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