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Sail Port Stephens Regatta 2015 ~ Strongest fleet in three years

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The annual Sail Port Stephens regatta starts tomorrow, Monday April 13, 2015 for the strongest racing fleet in three years. When the gun fires for the Commodore’s Cup three islands race in the morning, sending 40 of the more than 100 entries signed up for the week-long sailing regatta off the start line, it signals the fun and competition are ...

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MC38 Australian Championship ~ Day 2

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On day two of the 2015 MC38 Australian Championship ‘Beasho’s’ blinder turned into ‘Chappo’s’ champion effort to move Ginger into the lead by a single point. Ginger’s owner Leslie Green, tactician David ‘Chappo’ Chapman and crew scored 3,1,1,3 in the 5-8 knot ENE wind on a new course between Portuguese Beach on the national park side of Pittwater and Stokes ...

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MC38 Australian Championship ~ Nothing Green about Ginger

MC38 Australian Championship ~ Nothing Green about Ginger

MC38 Australian Championship, April 10-12 at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at Newport on Sydney’s northern beaches ‘Beasho’s’ blinder turned into ‘Chappo’s’ champion effort to move Ginger into the lead by a single point on day two of the 2015 MC38 Australian Championship. Ginger’s owner Leslie Green, tactician David ‘Chappo’ Chapman and crew scored 3,1,1,3 in the 5-8 knot ...

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Mersea Week and Mersea Town Regatta 2015

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42nd Mersea Week and Mersea Town Regatta 2015 takes place from the picturesque fishing village on Mersea Island, near Colchester in Essex. Organised and hosted by the Dabchicks Sailing Club and West Mersea Yacht Club. Mersea Week is a full week of sailing and social activities for yachts and dinghies running from 16th – 21st August 2015. Races are held ...

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Audi Melges 20s in Loano, Italy

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Audi Melges 20s arrive in great numbers for the opening Audi-Tron Sailing Series Act in Loano Around forty Audi Melges 20s will compete this weekend in Loano, Italy commencing the first act of the 2015 Audi-Tron Sailing Series, organized by B.Plan Sport&Events (BPSE) in cooperation with Melges Europe. Hosted by the Marina di Loano and its Yacht Club, the impressive ...

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One point separates top four at the Etchells National Championship

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Twenty-four Etchells took on San Diego’s infamous Coronado Roads for the opening day of the Etchells National Championship on April 10, 2015. The past few weeks have all been leading up to this, as the Etchells National Championship is the third of four regattas in the Etchells West Coast Series, hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club. San Diego provided ...

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2015 International 14- The Easter Tray – Overall report

2015 International 14- The Easter Tray - Overall report

The 2015 International 14 season kicked off last weekend with the traditional Easter Tray at Itchenor. Almost all the usual suspects were in attendance, although the absence of World Champions Glen Truswell and Sam Pascoe left the way clear for a new winner. On the morning of Good Friday, the Itchenor staging was buzzing with pre-race excitement (and dremels/cordless drills). ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ Three time winner reflects on Alvimedica’s progress

Volvo Ocean Race ~ Three time winner reflects on Alvimedica’s progress

Six-time Volvo Ocean Race veteran and three-time winner Stu Bannatyne joined the Team Alvimedica crew for leg five where six of the eight race crew were taking on the infamous Southern Ocean and Cape Horn for the first time. Three times Volvo Ocean Race winner, Stu Bannatyne (NZL) Stu reflects on the team’s performance and how the team has evolved ...

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America’s Cup guru slams ‘disgraceful’ changes

America's Cup guru slams 'disgraceful' changes

Bob Fisher, regarded as an encyclopedia of the America’s Cup, has labeled recent changes to the historic regatta a “disgrace” and accused organisers of having “abused” the event. The America’s Cup Events Authority, headed by New Zealand’s Sir Russell Coutts, recently oversaw a vote by challengers that saw the size of boats reduced and a qualification regatta taken away from ...

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Time for Celebration ~ Barcelona World Race

Time for Celebration ~ Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race – Last night was a time for celebration for Bruno and Willy Garcia, who finished the Barcelona World Race in fifth place, and for the fellow competitors who greeted them. But after greeting their loved ones, there was also some time to reflect on their achievements at a busy, lively press conference. Bruno was particularly keen to ...

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