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    Published on 01-15-2019 10:24 AM
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    Day 198 – Mark Slats closes to within 50 miles of Van Den Heede in nail-biting race to the finish
    Difference in distance to finish now reduced to 49 miles
    Slats runs out of fresh water – has been using his emergency desalinator for past week
    Barnacles return
    Questions raised over use of Ham radios
    Dateline: 12:00 UTC 15. 01. 2019 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France


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    With less than 1,700 miles back to the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne, 2nd placed Dutchman Mark ...
    Published on 01-14-2019 10:52 AM
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    After two and a half months of stand-by, Spindrift 2 is preparing to leave for a new attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy. The crewed round the world sailing record has been held since 2017 by Francis Joyon, who completed the non-stop course in 40d 23h 30m. Spindrift 2, the giant black and gold 40 metre trimaran, is planning ...
    Published on 01-14-2019 09:52 AM
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    Man swims through rough seas to get help as woman clings to capsized catamaran off Hervey Bay





    A woman who could not swim was forced to cling to the hull of a capsized boat for hours while her companion swam through rough waters near Hervey Bay to raise the alarm.

    The pair, aged in their fifties, was on board ...
    Published on 01-13-2019 11:21 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    NSW Championship, Final
    Sunday, 13 January 2019
    Sydney Harbour

    The Asko Appliances 18ft Skiff team became the 2018-2019 NSW champions after scoring a win and a second placing in the final two races of the championship which were sailed in a 15K SSE wind on Sydney Harbour today.

    Skipper James Dorron and his crew of Harry Bethwaite and Steve Thomas proved too consistent on the day for their main challengers for the title and Asko Appliances deserved the win as the team was the ...
    Published on 01-13-2019 10:24 AM
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    ENTRANT UPDATE ...JL VDH and MARK struggle north.

    Tapio Lehtinen Sailing heavy weather has passed and the storm approaching from the NW late on the 15th is decreasing in strength, ...
    Published on 01-11-2019 10:45 AM
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    12ft Skiff Interdominion: Queenslanders notch up first win – Press and Hay on fire

    Queensland’s Richard Billet and Ben Cross (Carbon Chandlery) have notched up their first victory on the penultimate day of the Your Move Conveyancing 12Ft Skiff Interdominion, hosted by the Sydney Flying Squadron on Sydney Harbour.

    Carbon Chandlery won the first race of the day, Race 8, after nailing the start and not looking back. No easy feat given the stellar fleet boasting sailing champions ...
    Published on 01-11-2019 10:21 AM
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    NSW 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE
    A BATTLE RIGHT DOWN TO THE END




    The Australian 18 Footers League fleet is back on Sydney Harbour this Sunday when the 18-boat fleet will contest the final two races of the 2018-2019 NSW 18ft Skiff Championship.

    After three races so far in the championship, ...
    Published on 01-10-2019 12:22 PM
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    January 7, 2019

    Day 95

    Noon Position: 46 58S 53 14E

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExN 7

    Wind(t/tws): WxN 17 – 26

    Sea(t/ft): NW 10 – 12

    Sky: Partly Sunny

    10ths Cloud Cover: 8

    Bar(mb): 993, rising

    Cabin Temp(f): 57

    Water Temp(f): 41

    Relative Humidity(%): 75

    Sail: Working jib, two reefs

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 161

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    Published on 01-09-2019 02:49 PM
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    The last day of competition at the Oceania and Australian Laser Sailing Championships off the coast of Devonport saw all categories decided across the two final races, which were held in deteriorating conditions.

    In the 4.7 class, a second and a fifth placing on Tuesday was enough to see Queensland’s Kristen ...
    Published on 01-09-2019 10:38 AM
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    Strong northeasterly winds forced the bluebottle jellyfish ashore (stock photo).

    CNN's Emily Dixon Reports


    (CNN)Visitors to beaches in Australia's Queensland got a nasty surprise over the ...
    Published on 01-08-2019 03:17 PM
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    MANITOWOC, WI – A historic Lake Michigan lighthouse beacon is no more after massive waves washed it into open water on Monday.
    The South Pier Light Navigational Beacon, ...
    Published on 01-08-2019 02:56 PM
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    Another intense Rolex Fastnet Race entry deluge
    Entries for 340 available places in the RORC’s classic 600 miler snapped up in under five minutes.

    Once again the Rolex Fastnet Race has confirmed itself to be by far the world’s largest offshore yacht race. After the entry for the ...
    Published on 01-08-2019 02:47 PM
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    Nathalie Criou is always up for adventure, single handed or with a crew. Last year she competed in the legendary Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro, and this year
    she has sights set on the 2019 Race to Alaska. This past weekend, when the midwinters she was to compete in when the forecast suggested marginal conditions, ...
    Published on 01-08-2019 10:46 AM
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    ENTRANT UPDATE #GGR2018 8/1/2019




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    Tapio Lehtinen Sailing is now trying to head East and North as there is a storm approaching in the next few days. GGR have issued him the following weather alert ...