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Australian 470 Nationals champions 2015

Australian 470 Nationals champions 2015

Australian 470 Nationals new champions 2015 World Champions and World 1 in the Men’s 470 class Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan have taken home their third consecutive National Title at the 2015 Australian 470 Nationals (11-15 February 2015), which concluded at Southport Yacht Club on the Gold Coast yesterday (Sunday 15 February 2015). The National title in the Women’s 470 ...

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Geographe Bay Race Week 2015

Geographe Bay Race Week 2015

Geographe Bay Race Week Saturday 14th – Friday 20th February 2015 starts with tight racing he Division One IRC fleet started Geographe Bay Race Week with a trio of windward/leeward races and if the results of the day’s racing set the tone for the week, we are in for some very tight racing indeed. Each of the three races was ...

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Morning Report Monday 16 Feb Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

After splitting five days ago from the main Volvo Race fleet, following SCA’s early tack, the ‘Taiwan way’ has proven to be the lucky one. Team Brunel is 80 nm ahead of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing who lead the now chasing pack. Despite Team Brunel’s move to the top of the scoreboard, at the moment the investment to the north ...

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Qualifers Venue Decision delayed America’s Cup 35

Qualifers Venue Decision delayed America's Cup 35

The requirement in the Protocol for the 35th America’s Cup for Qualifiers venue to be announced on February 15, has not been met and is now deferred for a fortnight. A telephone conference is believed to have been held on Sunday between the five Challengers and Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club/Oracle Team USA to discuss the options for the Venue ...

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Gotta Love It 7

Gotta Love It 7

Defending champion Gotta Love It 7 team does it again The defending champion Gotta Love It 7 team has done it again, and certainly set up the chance to make it a sixth consecutive JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship. Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage raced to an early lead then saw it disappear during incredibly flukey conditions, but ...

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Palamos Optimist Nation’s Trophy

Palamós Optimist Trophy

Optimist Nation’s Trophy – Julia Mellers takes Bronze The 26 International Vila de Palamós Optimist Trophy has come to an end with a day ol light SW wind, 5 to 6 knots. All races completed one race and a second got underway but the wind drop forced the Race Committtee to abandon the race. Cloudy day, few drizzle.  Maximum temperature: ...

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Women’s 49erfx Olympic Bid

Saskia Tidey and Andrea Brewster's Women's 49erfx Olympic Bid

Royal Irish Yacht Club Get Behind Women’s 49erfx Olympic Bid Saskia Tidey and Andrea Brewster’s Olympic skiff campaign has been boosted by support from Club commodore James Horan of the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The RIYC duo are currently seeking Olympic selection in the 49er FX Skiff Class for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016, when, for the ...

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Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race Now a race for second place

Barcelona World Race Now a race for second place With second placed Neutrogena still slowed in a high pressure zone of light winds since Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz restarted from their New Zealand pitstop, both GAES Centros Auditivos and Renault Captur having continued to slash their deficit behind Altadil and Munoz. Second place on the podium of the Barcelona ...

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America’s Cup Team NZ

America's Cup Team NZ

America’s Cup Team NZ funds hang on Cup event decision The fate of Team New Zealand’s bid for Government funding is expected to be revealed this week after an announcement on another crucial piece of their campaign puzzle. Prime Minister John Key gave a strong indication over the weekend the Government would greenlight funding for Team NZ, provided Auckland secured ...

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Brunel Team sweeps to Leg 4 lead

Brunel Team sweeps to Leg 4 lead

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel sweeps to Leg 4 lead Volvo Ocean Race – As the fleets turn south towards the Northern Marina Islands of Saipan, Tinian, Rota and Guan, Team Brunel ihaving split north with Team SCA, found the more breeze and s slowly increasing their leverage over Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. The Dutch team is sailing at ...

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