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Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian 2015

Short and sharp. Not the usual chop on Port Phillip but the Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victoria titles that were reduced from a weekend to a single day series after 25-35 knot wind squalls, driving rain and hail pushed up from Bass Strait. The fleet encountered light and fickle five – eight knot west to nor’west winds on the Saturday, ...

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Slow start in Brazil ~ Volvo Ocean Race

An almost total lack of breeze was the landscape for the Volvo Ocean Race start of Leg 6, which will take the fleet 5,010nm from Itajaí, Brazil to Newport, USA. Just as Saturday’s In-Port Race was won almost in slow motion by Team Brunel, so the departure to Newport, Rhode Island, was conducted as if the fleet were sailing through ...

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Government funding sinks as Auckland America’s Cup axing confirmed

Team New Zealand have confirmed they remain in arbitration with America’s Cup bosses as the Kiwi syndicate’s government funding looks set to sink. They also emphasised they did not agree to the decision to race the qualifying regatta in Bermuda rather than Auckland as confirmed by the cup authority at the weekend. That decision is a major blow with Prime ...

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Ladies Day kick starts Land Rover Winter Series 2015

Nick Cassim, a 55-year member of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, has today taken out the Club’s 2015 Great Veterans Race, which along with Ladies Day, traditionally opens the Land Rover Winter Series sailed on Sydney Harbour. Cassim sailed his Robert Clark designed Lolita to a near minute overall victory over another long standing CYCA member, Carl Sriber and ...

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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta ~ Six of the Best

Mother Nature delivered once again perfect conditions for the second day of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. Three hours of exhilarating racing were fully appreciated by crews returning to Antigua Yacht Club Marina. Salt encrusted on the dock, the Classics Clan shared their memories of a great day on the water, even the whales came out to ...

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Red Bull Foiling Generation sets sail in Japan

World premiere of the youth sailing series enjoys an action-packed debut on the waters of Wakayama. Eight two-member sailing teams descended on the port city of Wakayama to duel over three days in identical Flying Phantom vessels, marking the launch of Red Bull Foiling Generation. Sunday’s thrilling finale saw 17-year-olds Shinichiro Yano and Issei Fujiki take advantage of perfect 12-knot ...

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Les Voiles de St. Barth ~ Final day

Today’s single race for each of 10 classes sailing at Les Voiles de St. Barth determined overall winners and marked the fourth and final day of the regatta. The event has been growing steadily since its inception in 2010 and hosted 70 boats in this sixth edition, all with their own brand of famous sailors aboard from around the world. ...

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Charleston Race Week ~ Slow start

Charleston, SC (April 18, 2015) – Sailors at Sperry Charleston Race Week 2015 were treated to a surprise respite this morning, with dead-calm conditions giving the 2,500 sailors at the premier regatta a chance to sleep in and catch up with old friends as the clouds slowly burned off. Around midday, bright sun and a beautiful, 8-knot sea breeze developed ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ Team Brunel win In-Port Race

Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) won an excruciatingly drawn-out Team Vestas Wind In-Port RaceItajaí in the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday when a lack of breeze tested the sailors’ patience and seamanship to the full. The very hard-earned victory takes the Dutch boat to the top of the in-port race series overall standings on 15 points (see panel above), one point ...

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Tempo change at 2015 Sail Port Stephens

 Sail Port Stephens 2015  – Something’s brewing at Port Stephens, and not just the crazy crew costume plans for tonight’s dress up ‘P party’ at Vues on the Bay on the eve of Sail Ports Stephens’ final day. Light winds and unseasonably warm temperatures belie the southerly change that’s heading up the NSW coast to change the tempo after five ...

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