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Race 10 – 18ft Skiffs Club Championship

Race 10 - 18ft Skiffs Club Championship

Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship – The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers crew of Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor and Trent Barnabas capitalised on a brilliant start to lead all the way for a convincing victory in Race 10 on Sydney Harbour today. After crossing the fleet on port tack at the pin end of the line, Coxon and his team sailed ...

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First Captain Inger Klein Olsen on Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria

First Captain Inger Klein Olsen on Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria

Knitting sweaters and captaining a cruise ship – it’s all in a day’s work for Inger Klein Thorhauge. When was your interest in ships and sailing first piqued? I’m from the Faroe Islands and grew up by the sea so the interest was always there. As a 16-year-old I worked on cargo ships as a stewardess during the school holidays ...

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New IMOCA 60 Safran – Morgan Lagravière

New IMOCA 60 Safran - Morgan Lagravière

Just two days after being launched, the monohull, Safran, skippered by Morgan Lagravière was christened on Saturday in Lorient in the presence of sponsoring godmother Catherine Maunoury, director of France’s Museum of Air and Space, and sponsoring godfather, Jean-Paul Herteman, chairman and CEO of Safran. Morgan Lagravière thanked the partners, his team and all the Safran employees who participated in ...

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Orders in place to seize boat of America’s Cup champ

Orders in place to seize boat of America's Cup champ

Marshals have been authorized to seize America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA’s prototype boat in response to a lien filed by sailor Joe Spooner, whose contract was terminated in January. he warrant was issued late Friday by clerk Richard Wieking of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The boat hadn’t been seized as of mid-day Saturday, Oracle Team USA ...

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Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean Mar 8

Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean Mar 8

The second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean concluded in style on Saturday seven March following four terrific days of sailing in the British Virgin Islands. The week’s excellent conditions, consistent breezes upwards of 20 knots provided constant challenges for the 21-strong fleet of Swan yachts as they negotiated courses taking in Virgin Gorda’s renowned turquoise waters and evocatively ...

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Day 2

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Day 2

The second day of the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta produced more thrilling action for the international fleet of yachts racing in gorgeous conditions off St.Maarten. All classes, but the Lottery Class, had at least two races today. In comparison to the last two days, a breeze of about 20 knots was more of a comfort zone but the racing was no ...

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Rob Salthouse compares VO70 with new one design VO65

Rob Salthouse compares VO70 with new one design VO65

Veteran Round the World sailor, Rob Salthouse addressed a large group at the North Sails Auckland Loft, on the new Volvo65 one design used for the Volvo Ocean Race. Salthouse is sailing the race aboard Team Vestas Wind, which has suspended racing after running into an Indian Ocean atoll on leg 2. Their boat is being re-built and is programmed ...

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Barcelona World Race Mar 8, 2015

Barcelona World Race Mar 8, 2015

Bruno and Willy Garcia, Horn brothers We Are Water, led by Bruno and Willy Garcia doubled the longitude of Cape Horn (67º 17 ’35 W) at 22:06 UT (11:06 p.m. in France, Chile 7:06 p.m.) this Saturday, March 7, 2015. Its running time since leaving Barcelona, ​​December 31, 2014, was 66 days 10 hours and 06 minutes UTC. Leaving behind ...

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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Day 5

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Day 5

Today was the second day of the Sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank for the J/70, M32, Viper 640 and VX One classes, and the fifth day of the 88th Bacardi Cup for the Stars. All race courses started at their allotted time, 11:55 for the Stars and 10:55 for all other classes, except the M32s, ...

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SB20 Class 2015 Australian National

SB20 Class 2015 Australian National

The Australian SB20 (sports boat) sailing fleet is contesting the 2015 National Championships on the River Derwent in Hobart today in the first of a three day series. Newly titled 2015 Tasmanian State Champion and former Olympian Glenn Bourke (Red) and his crew of Rob Jeffreys and Jake Lilley head into the series as favourite but former Dragon world champion ...

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