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Sanctuary Cove AU International Boat Show 21-24 May 2015

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Roads and Maritime Services will once again be part of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from 21-24 May 2015. 500 BOATS. FOUR DAYS OF FUN. ONE AWESOME LOCATION Come down and ask questions about safety and the cross-border differences between NSW and Queensland maritime rules and regulations. Learn about lifejackets, lifejacket care and maintenance from Roads and Maritime Boating ...

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Nashotah native Sally Barkow racing her way around the world Team SCA

Sally Barkow racing her way around the world Team SCA

But Sally Barkow is circumnavigating the globe the hard way — harnessing the wind on a sailboat while competing against other teams trying to cross the finish line first in the Volvo Ocean Race. There are easier and quicker ways to visit South Africa, China, Brazil and New Zealand. Last year the Nashotah native earned a spot on Team SCA, ...

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Harken announced as Race Day sponsor for Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week 2015

Harken announced as Race Day sponsor for Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week 2015

The Royal London Yacht Club, organiser of Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week, is delighted to announce that Harken UK is continuing their valued sponsorship of what is becoming the fastest growing regatta in the country. Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week has been growing at over 20% per year since its inception in 2008 and expects to further expand in 2015, ...

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Musandam-Oman Sail MOD70 finishes respectable second in Tour de Belle Ile

Oman Sail MOD70 finishes respectable second in Tour de Belle Ile

After a thrilling Round Ireland world record last week that saw the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail break Steve Fossett’s 22-year-old time around the Emerald Isle, the Omani crew high-tailed it back to French waters to compete in the Tour de Belle Ile, finishing a respectable second to Gitana-Groupe Edmond de Rothschild. This was Musandam-Oman Sail’s first Belle ...

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Admirals Cup champion dies at 87 Ian Gibbs

Ian Gibbs, Admirals Cup champion dies at 87

Ian Gibbs, one of New Zealand’s top offshore owner/skippers, has died at the age of 87 years. In a 20 year period Gibbs, competed very actively and with considerable success in major international regattas in the offshore rating classes – principally in Half-Tonners, and then in Admirals Cup classes, sailed from Cowes, Isle of Wight. The now defunct Admirals Cup ...

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Top tips from Team Volvo Olympic Squad ~ RS Aero Lift Off and Demo day

Top tips from Team Volvo Olympic Squad ~ RS Aero Lift Off and Demo day

Bewl played host to the seventh RS Aero ‘Lift-Off’ event held since November for a busy day’s induction, coaching and demoing. The event combined with Bewl’s ‘Volvo Sailing Academy’ and ‘In the Blue’ day providing lots of activity with options available to family and friends too. The RS Aero event was open to both members and visitors with a total ...

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Sailing Arabia ~ New route for the 2016

Sailing Arabia ~ New route for the 2016

The sixth edition of Sailing Arabia – The Tour will begin on February 15, 2016 with a new route and a combination of long distance open water legs and intense inport racing. The Tour has been revised at the request of sailors seeking new challenges and will see the fleet cross the Arabian Gulf twice with stopovers in Dubai, Abu ...

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Women’s sailing group gets makeover

Women's sailing group gets makeover

A women’s sailing group is hoping to gain momentum this year after a re-branding effort following a three-year hiatus. The Dana Point Women’s Ocean Racing Sailing Association, which relaunched in January, is now going to be called the Women’s Sailing Association – Orange County, or WSA-OC. “WORSA has been a well-regarded name in the Southern California sailing community for many ...

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Newport Boat Show ~ 200 boats to dock

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Newport Beach, a city known for its deep-seated boating culture, might seem the ideal host for the largest collection of big yachts west of the Mississippi River. And this weekend, sailing fans will get a chance to see just that. More than 200 yachts and other boats will weigh anchor in Newport Harbor from Thursday to Sunday as the 42nd ...

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New sets benchmark ~ Phaedo^3 Antigua to Newport

Phaedo^3 sets new Antigua to Newport benchmark

The MOD 70 Phaedo^3 completed the 1560 nm Antigua to Newport passage, reducing the previous mark by approximately 16 hours. By arriving into Newport at midnight Friday, May 8, skipper Brian Thompson (GBR) set a time of 3 days, 5 hours, 55 minutes and 12 seconds. A benchmark time for the passage was recorded by the World Sailing Speed Record ...

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