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Etchells Queensland State Championship 2018

On board with Iron Lotus (Tom King, Ivan Wheen, David Edwards and Greg O'Shea) during the 2018 Etchells Queensland State Championship in Brisbane - photo © Kylie Wilson / www.PositiveImage.com.au

Former World Champ secures Etchells Pre-Worlds It has certainly been testing times in Brisbane for the 2018 Etchells Queensland State Championship. This regatta served as a warm up for the main event, the World Championship, which begins on October 21 for the 95-boat armada that has amassed to find out who is the best One Design crew on the planet. ...

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Hong Kong to Hainan Race 2018

Teams prepare to start the Hong Kong to Hainan Race 2016 - photo © RHKYC / Guy Nowell

Let’s face it: Sailing off the breeze is a heck of a lot more fun than pounding into big seas, especially on a distance race. Enter the biennial Hong Kong to Hainan Race, an Offshore Category One race that’s a recognized qualifying event for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and whose brochure describes it as a “classic, 390-mile downwind ...

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Golden Globe Race

Mark Slats' Rustler 36 Ophen Maverick under spinnaker. - photo © Tapio Lehtinen / PPL / GGR

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to extend his lead over the seven remaining Golden Globe Race yachts now stretched across 4,800 miles of the Southern Ocean. This last weekend saw the 73 year old Frenchman follow in the wake of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s yacht Suhaili 50 years ago by cutting inside Stewart Island on the southern tip of New Zealand ...

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Collinson FX

Sharon Ferris-Choate - Avanti - and her all female crew - Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 4 - photo © Richard Gladwell

Collinson FX: Oct 15, 2018 – Rebound but KIWI vulnerable US Equity markets rebounded, to close out a tumultuous week of trading. Panic selling on Wednesday and Thursday appear to be a technical correction in the ‘bull market’ rather than a turn, although Europe and Asia really suffered some serious pain. Chinese markets were mangled and this will continue until ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2018

The Melges 24 fleet on Lake Maggiore. © Piret Salmistu

Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2018 comes to its end in Luino Italy with the XV edition of Lino Favini Cup. After six events held in Punta Ala, Portoroz, Torbole, Riva del Garda, Domaso and Luino the overwhelming winner both in overall and Corinthian division is reigning Melges 24 European Champion Taki 4 while the winner of the final event in Luino is Flavio ...

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Pwllheli Challenge Series

Looking back at the Pwllheli Challenge Series fleet from 1720 'Mayhem' © Mayhem

After storm Callum had abandoned Saturday’s racing at weekend 3 of the Pwllheli Autumn and Challenge Series, Sunday saw increased numbers with the inclusion of several Cork 1720s joining Pwllheli’s growing sportsboat fleet. In contrast to Saturdays record breaking rainfall with force 9 winds, Sunday brought dry conditions, cloud clearing to sunshine and just 6-10kts over the land from the ...

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Italian Youth J/70 Sailing League

2018 Italian Youth J/70 Sailing League © Fabio Taccola

This year the Italian Championship for Club Under 19 was supported by BarcolanaFun and Siram by Veolia. The local host and organizer of the event in Trieste, Italy was the S.V. Barcola and Grignano and the principal sponsor was Banca Aletti. For the eighteen crews that participated, the event started off with an AP over A on the first day, ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2018

Akos Csolto's Seven-Five-Nine HUN759 was second in today's first race - photo © Piret Salmistu

Three races were sailed on the second day of the XV Lino Favini Cup in Luino. Amazing summerlike October day and better wind conditions made the Race Committee and sailors happy allowing execute one race in the morning breeze and two in the afternoon. Local team of Flavio Favini on Maidollis collected three bullets and takes the lead after five ...

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Newcastle Bass Island Yacht Race

Comanche has taken line honours - and another race record - in the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Newcastle Bass Island Race © Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

Comanche, owned by Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant, has claimed a second race record in as many outings, taking line honours in the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Series Newcastle Bass Island Yacht Race. After a slow trip back from Bass Island and run down Sydney Harbour, Comanche shaved two hours off the previous race record in an emphatic ...

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J/Fest Regatta at San Diego 2018

2018 J Fest Regatta - photo © San Diego Yacht Club

This year’s J/Fest San Diego was hosted by San Diego YC, with racing taking place off the beautiful Point Loma promontory and the broad, sweeping beachfront off the city of San Diego. The fleet was blessed with sunny skies and moderate winds for the two day event, with the one-design fleets of J/70, J/105, and J/120 enjoying a total of ...

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