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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta

HCW - Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta HCW Media

The Heaven Can Wait 2017 Notice Of Race has been revised (Revision 8, 23 Jan, 2017) to allow Off The Beach boats with a yardstick rating of 97.5 (505 Class) or lower, to compete in the Long One Lap Dash, provided they have their own Chase Boat. This should please a number of past -and potential new participants, wanting to ...

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Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series

Adix, with Paul Goss at the helm, makes her way to the prizegiving party at The Beach House, St James up the west coast - Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series © Peter Marshall / MGRBR

Hundreds of competitors, guests and local dignitaries were treated to a sumptuous banquet at the glitzy Beach House, St James last night to mark the conclusion of the 81st Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 2017. The event prizegiving not only celebrated the success of the competitors in this fun yet competitive week-long regatta, but also provided the opportunity to ...

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Festival of Sails

Sports boat start Game On second from right - Festival of Sails © LaFoto

Geelong baked on day three of the Festival of Sails and the winds ground to nought then finally to a pumping 20 knots out of the sou’west for the late finish of the Rating Series’ medium distance race in outer Corio Bay. Sailors had to have their smarts to navigate through and around the light and fickle winds that began ...

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Softbank Team Japan ~ America’s Cup

Chris Draper has a view from the sharp end - Softbank Team Japan - America's Cup World Series © SoftBank Team Japan

The year is here. In 125 days, SoftBank Team Japan will take on Artemis Racing in their first race of the America’s Cup Qualifiers not only marking the culmination of their campaign, but the end of more than a decade of drought since Japan has challenged for the Auld Mug. The team arrived back in Bermuda on January 2nd returning ...

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Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta 2017

Ian Brownhill on 'Jade Rose' - Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta 2014 Del Morrison

The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club has announced the dates for this year’s Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta – SCOR 2017. This year’s Regatta will be held from July 15th to July 19th. Notice of Race and Entry Forms will be posted to the SCOR website as soon as possible. This will be the fourth year that the Sunshine Coast Yacht Club ...

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Festival of Sails 2017

Glamour Super Sunday - Festival of Sails 2017 © Steb Fisher

Super Sunday at the Festival of Sails capped off with a twilight sail off the Geelong foreshore, the perfect end to a blissful day’s racing at Australia’s oldest sailing regatta and Victoria’s oldest sporting trophy, dating back to 1844. A multitude of cruising divisions were sent on a medium distance race from inner Corio Bay to outer, and back again, ...

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Mount Gay Round Barbados Race ~ New record

Andreas Berg wins his weight in Mount Gay Rum for breaking the Singlehanded record. - 2017 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race © Peter Marshall / MGRBR

Andy Budgen sailing his Mach 2 foiling International Moth Nano Project completed the 60nm Mount Gay Round Barbados Race at a record pace of 4 hours, 23 minutes, 18 seconds, to established the Absolute Foiling Monohull record. He also broke his own personal record time from a few years ago when he sailed his VO70 Monster Project into the record ...

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Farr 40 OD Trophy

Will Ryan waving from Forty - 2017 Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy © Allan Coker

The skipper of Estate Master Martin Hill and his tactician David Chapman used their big swell experience in a different class to their advantage on the opening day of the Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy. Seas on day two of last weekend’s Etchells Australian championship sailed off Palm Beach finished up so big racing was called off not long ...

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WMRT Swan River Match Cup

Star studded field at WMRT Swan River Match Cup © WMRT

The first WMRT event of 2017 presents a starting grid where several teams easily could claim a spot at the top of any World Championship level event. Olympic gold medallists, podium finishers at the WMRT Finals 2016, World Champions and WMRT event winners is a strong indicator of the level of this event. The WMRT Swan River Match Cup is ...

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Festival of Sails

2016 FOS - Sunday Saltwater Images

A combined Festival of Sails fleet of 264 keelboats and off the beach classes representing all six states plus the Northern Territory are gearing up for the full program of sailing and shoreside fun the Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) is ready to roll out. The long range forecast indicates 12 knot southerly winds for Saturday’s Passage Race due to ...

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