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    Published on 02-16-2019 11:14 AM
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    Thousands of spectators turn out to watch the green and gold take victory on home waters

    SYDNEY – February 16, 2019 – The first ever SailGP was witnessed by more than 20,000 people who took to the water on the spectacular Sydney Harbour, providing the perfect amphitheater for the season kick off.

    Two intense days of racing saw six national teams do battle in the world’s most technologically advanced catamarans, competing to get ...
    Published on 02-15-2019 09:56 AM
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    Images courtesy SailGP France

    Published on 02-15-2019 09:32 AM
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    Sydney Harbour provided a spectacular backdrop for the launch of SailGP. Pre-favorite Japan SailGP Team capitalized on slick crew work and prior big foiling catamaran experience on day 1 of the world premiere of SailGP.

    The Japanese team, led by Nathan Outteridge, posted a huge victory in race 1 followed by two second places, a performance that has them leading ...
    Published on 02-12-2019 01:20 PM
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    elia Willison and her RNZYS Youth Training Programme NZ Women’s Match Racing Team have taken out the NZ Women’s Match Racing Championships after four days of intense match racing at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

    Willison started the day two-nil up against the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club team helmed by Juliet Costanzo, but it was the Australian ...
    Published on 02-07-2019 09:51 AM
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    Shortly after arriving into Fremantle on Wednesday morning (French time) Yann Guichard, the skipper of Spindrift 2, spoke about the situation that led to the team's retirement from their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt, following the breakage of the boat's starboard rudder stock.

    © Christophe ...
    Published on 02-04-2019 05:29 PM

    Tom Slingsby is an Olympic gold medalist, America’s Cup champion, eight-time world champion and proud Australian.
    He can now add helmsman of the Australia SailGP Team to his already impressive c.v. Get to know him here.

    Published on 02-01-2019 04:47 PM
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    SYDNEY – February 1, 2019 – The Australian SailGP Team’s revolutionary new F50 set sail on Sydney Harbour for the first time today, as the two-week countdown to SailGP’s inaugural event begins.

    The practice session was the first opportunity for the Australian SailGP Team, skippered by Olympic ...
    Published on 02-01-2019 10:52 AM
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    Sunday's Race 5 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour marks the halfway point of the series, but the extreme wind conditions which have dominated the first two days racing have left the likely outcome up in the air.

    The almost total lack of wind on Day 1, then a more than 25-knot Southerly wind on Day 2, has made it almost impossible to evaluate the form of the leading contenders for the title. ...
    Published on 01-28-2019 05:57 PM
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    18ft Skiffs
    Australian Championship, Races 3 and 4
    Sunday 27 January, 2019
    Sydney Harbour

    In contrast to the almost non-existant wind which ruined the first day's racing in the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour last Sunday, a southerly wind of more than 25-knots today provided excellent conditions for some fast, action-packed racing on Day 2.

    Published on 01-24-2019 01:19 PM
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    France SailGP Team unveils its boat and switches to action mode in Sydney

    The all-new SailGP international circuit gets under way in Sydney, where the inaugural regattas will be held on February 15th and 16th. After that of the Australian team, it is that of the French team that has been unveiled in its new design. ...
    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 01-11-2019 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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    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 01-09-2019 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 01-07-2019 02:43 PM
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    Write Up By Jonny Fullerton Yachts & Yachting

    By the end of the fourth day of the 2019 Dragon World Championship at Fremantle, Western Australia, the top of the leaderboard is log jammed with only three races to go.

    Despite an early strong wind warning, today's two races were held in more glamorous sailing conditions. The sun was out all day and the afternoon breeze stuck around 210 - 220 degrees at a moderate 10 - 15 knots.

    Race ...
    Published on 01-07-2019 10:05 AM
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    With 5 bullets in the 1st 6 races, San Francisco sailors Mike Martin and Adam Lowry coasted in races 7&8 in which they
    received a pair of 4s and used their two discards for races 9&10 for a commanding 24 point victory in the 2019
    5o5 Worlds In Fremantle. Mike Holt & Carl Smit of Santa Cruz took 2nd with 38 points. 3rd place went to the San Francisco team of Parker Shinn &
    Eric Anderson.

    This is the team's 2nd World Championships, they won together in 2016 ...
    Published on 01-05-2019 12:29 PM
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    Stuff NZ Reports

    Kiwis will do anything to drink at the beach, it seems.

    This group of New Year's Eve revellers got busy at low tide on Sunday and spent the early afternoon building a sandcastle in the middle of the Tairua estuary, a holidaymaker, who asked not to be named, said. ...
    Published on 01-05-2019 11:44 AM
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    On the northside of Tasmania, exists the township of Devonport where the Mersey River meets
    the Bass Strait. With a population of 30,000, mostly in the agricultural business and shipping,
    the 2019 Australian Laser National championships are being held for the 1st time in decades.

    148 Lasers and ...