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SB20 Pre-Worlds in Hobart

SB20 Pre-Worlds in Hobart - Final day © Jane Austin

French youth sailor and former world champion Robin Follin has emerged as hot favourite for the SB20 World championship on Hobart’s River Derwent, starting on Sunday. Helming Give Me 5 – French Youth Team, Follin (FRA) this afternoon won his third out of six races in the SB20 pre-Worlds regatta, taking out the last race with French flair. In 2015 ...

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RC44 Championship 2018

Igor Lah at the helm of Team CEEREF - photo © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio

For their twelfth season, the RC44s will visit the four corners of Europe in 2018, including a return to Portorož in Slovenia for the first time in nine years. With Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF claiming the RC44 Championship for a second consecutive year in 2017, it was appropriate that for the new season the circuit for the high performance Russell ...

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Peroni 16ft & 13ft Skiff Champs

2017-18 Peroni Australia 16ft & 13ft Skiff Championships - Day 2 - photo © Michael Chittenden

Day 2 of the Peroni 16 and 13 foot Australian Championships was a different game to the initial opener. The fleet was greeted with an immediate dilemma as the breeze teetered between a big or small rig. Crews lamented their final decision will the wind kick or die? In the end 75% of the fleet bet on the conditions to ...

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Club Marine Pittwater 2018

Galileo - 2018 Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta - photo © Howard Wright / IMAGE Professional Photography

Michael Martin’s TP52, Frantic is storming up the NSW coast, leaving the rest of the 2018 Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise fleet in its wake and consistent southerlies are likely to push her to the finish line well ahead of the pack, with estimates putting her arrival at between 6am and 7am QLD time, Thursday 4 January. It will be ...

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Pittwater to Paradise Regatta

2018 Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta - photo © Howard Wright / IMAGE Professional Photography

Yachts in the 2018 Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta took off in superb Sydney summer conditions with a good nor-easterly breeze, at 13.00 AEDT, and a relatively clean start off the line, according to race officials. The official weather briefing at 9am at RPAYC forecast strong southerly winds late Tuesday night into Wednesday which should make for a quicker ...

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Top of the Gulf Regatta

14th Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina will take place 27th April to 1st May, 2018 © Guy Nowell

The Notice of Race has been published for the 14th Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina and entries are now being taken. Scheduled for 27th April to 1st May, 2018 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya, Thailand, the NOR allows for upto 12 classes, ranging from Optimists (competing in the Thailand Optimist National Championships) to dinghies, ...

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Peroni 16ft & 13ft Skiff Champs

2017-18 Peroni Australia 16ft & 13ft Skiff Championships - Race 1 - photo © Michael Chittenden

Just as the first race of the Formula One Season generates – powerful machines being launched onto the track, horse power ready to explode. A lot of chest beating amongst the gladiators. Now move it forward to the first heat of the Peroni 16 and 13 foot Australian Championships. Setting the scene… in the mighty Sydney sound boarded by North and ...

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420 World Championship

A desperate charge for the line after rounding the final mark – 420 World Championship © Bernie Kaaks

Much lighter conditions in this afternoon’s 420 World Championship at Fremantle might have produced some different results, but those who expected a break in the Spanish dominance of the event so far would have been disappointed when Spanish boats finished first second and third in the last race. Antoni Massanet was over the moon at the end of today’s racing. ...

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SB20 World Championships

Rob Gough, a former world champion in sailboards and foiler Moths - photo © Jane Austin

World and National champions, present and past, from many different international sailing classes, will be lining up on Hobart’s River Derwent tomorrow for the start of SB20 World Championship regatta for 2018. Run jointly by the Derwent Sailing Squadron and the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, the regatta starts with a three-day pre-Worlds. The 2018 World Championship begins on Sunday ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht

Kialoa heads south © Crosbie Lorimer

In 1971 Jim Kilroy’s Kialoa II – the second in a string of successful racing yachts bearing that name – came to Australia to compete in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Some 46 years later the restored Kialoa II has returned to the race under the ownership of Paddy and Keith Broughton and – despite breaking her boom barely halfway ...

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