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    Published on 03-12-2018 10:39 AM
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    Kiwi's David McDiarmid, Matt Steven, Brad Collins did New Zealand proud this week and wrestled the vaulted
    18 World Champion Trophy, aka the JJ Giltinan Trophy away from the Aussies after a 44 year old drought. ...
    Published on 03-11-2018 08:57 AM
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    New Zealand's Honda Marine (David McDiarmid, Matt Steven, Brad Collins) became the first Kiwi team to win the 80-year-old JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour when the team completed the championship with a total of 21 points to defeat fellow-kiwi team Maersk Line by just one point. ...
    Published on 03-08-2018 11:31 AM
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    Editors Note: The Aussies have completely dominated the JJ's since its inception in 1938, with 57 wins total since.
    The Kiwi's have won 7 times in those years, the last being Travelodge New Zealand with Terry McDell at helm in 1974.
    A victory this year would be a YUUUUUGGGEEE win for the Kiwis!

    18ft Skiffs
    JJ Giltinan Championship, Day 5
    Sponsored by The Winning ...
    Published on 03-07-2018 02:50 PM
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    Day 4 of The Winning Group 2018 JJ Giltinan International 18ft Skiff Championship was held on Sydney Harbour today when two short-course, windward-return races were sailed towards the overall championship pointscore.

    The first of the two races was sailed in an 11-knot South-East wind and resulted in a win for Triple M (James Ward, Adam Gillson, Tom Anderson) by 11s from the Australian champion Smeg team (Lee Knapton, Ricky Bridge, ...
    Published on 03-06-2018 09:15 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 3
    Sponsored by The Winning Group
    Tuesday, 6 March 2018
    Sydney Harbour
    (today's race sponsored by Rag & Famish Hotel)

    The Australians fought back after an previous domination by the New Zealand teams when Finport Trade Finance took out Race 3 of the Winning Group JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

    Finport Trade Finance (Keagan York, Matt Stenta, Angus Williams) had a race-long dual with the winners of the two earlier races in the championship (Maersk Line nad ...
    Published on 03-04-2018 01:07 PM
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    18ft Skiffs
    JJ Giltinan Championship
    Sponsored by The Winning Group
    Sunday, 4 March 2018
    Sydney Harbour

    New Zealand's domination of the 2018 Winning Group 2018 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship continued on Sydney Harbour today when Honda Marine proved too good for the 25-boat fleet of the world's best 18 Footer teams.

    David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins grabbed the lead soon after the start and led for most of the course before going ...
    Published on 03-02-2018 10:10 AM
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    Phil Robertson became just the third skipper and the third different national to win a SuperFoiler Grand Prix race when the New Zealander claimed the only victory on the first day of the Busselton programme.

    “We are the first people after Euroflex to win a race and actually cross the finish line,” said the victorious World Match Racing Champion Phil Robertson.

    Record Point crossed ahead of Pavement, tech2, Kleenmaid and iD Intranet to ...
    Published on 03-01-2018 10:27 AM
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    Progress continues in Auckland as the new bow section is secured into the hull and painting commenced with a goal to relaunch the boat early next week.

    Photos: Atlia Madrona/ Vestas 11th Hour Racing

    Published on 02-25-2018 10:31 AM
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    Full Report Via The West.Com.au

    Two local sailors are dead and several others deeply traumatised after a well-known WA yacht overturned in windy seas off Mandurah.
    Police were last night still trying to piece together what happened to Finistere, a three-time Sydney to Hobart offshore cruiser owned and skippered by popular yachtsman and Fremantle ...
    Published on 02-15-2018 03:30 PM
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    Our boat is now in the process of being repaired. A new bow section built by Persico Marine has arrived in Auckland and will be fitted into the V065 hull.

    Photo: Virgilio Fidanza / Brendon ...
    Published on 02-15-2018 11:53 AM
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    Fugitive pirate involved in Sir Peter Blake's murder caught after 15 years on the run

    The New Zealand Herald Reports

    One of the fugitive killers of record-breaking yachtsman Sir Peter Blake has been captured by police after more than 15 years on the run.

    Jose Irandir Cardoso was arrested after military police who intercepted him at a routine stop on the ...
    Published on 02-11-2018 11:06 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    Australian Championship, Races 5 &and 6
    Sunday, 11 February, 2018
    Sydney Harbour

    A 22-knot SSE wind provided fantastic conditions for the flying 18ft Skiffs today when the Australian 18 Footers League conducted Races 5 and 6 of the Auustralian Championship on Sydney Harbour.

    Once again, the two races produced two different winners and the overall scores suggest that we are ...
    Published on 02-02-2018 08:32 AM
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    The inaugural SuperFoiler Grand Prix in Adelaide, South Australia started with flying colours. Mother nature tested the organizer's nerves with strong winds but in the end a race started and there was plenty of action.
    In the images 'tech2' air born during the second ...
    Published on 01-15-2018 02:34 PM
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    SIX people were winched to safety in a dramatic sea rescue when their racing yacht began to sink off Victoria’s coast.

    The crew of the 16m Hollywood Boulevard was returning to New South Wales after finishing ninth in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race when they struck trouble about 11am on Sunday.

    Sailor Michael Spies said the boat started to take on water after striking a large fish, causing damage to the rudder, about 150km northeast of Flinders Island.

    “All ...
    Published on 01-15-2018 10:41 AM
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    Aussie's letting er rip on Lake Macquarie in New South Wales at the 2018 Aussie 5o5 Nationals

    Epic first day on the water with winds 20-25kts gusting 35. Enjoy the picture gallery courtesy of Christophe Favreau.

    More info when we can track it down!

    Published on 01-12-2018 08:52 AM
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    Graham Taylor, James Mayo and Richard Allanson sailed the final two races Friday to seal the 2018 Etchells Australian Championship title.

    The victory means that they equal John Bertrand�s record of three back to back wins.

    The penultimate race went to Jeanne-Claude Strong and her Sydney based crew, ...
    Published on 01-03-2018 09:26 AM
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    420 OPEN
    The final race of the 420 Open Worlds underlined the dominance of Spain’s team in the 420 World Championships, but with some twists and turns. Overnight leaders Carlos Balaguer and Antoni Massanet put themselves under pressure with a 13th placing in the penultimate race. A general recall in the last race forced a re-start under black flag conditions and in its anxiety to win the start the team was over the line early and disqualified. The mistake ...
    Published on 12-26-2017 08:46 AM
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    Black Jack makes most of cards she was dealt

    Black Jack, the light weather flyer of the four 100 foot super maxis racing for line honours in the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart took full advantage of the light, easterly conditions on Sydney Harbour this afternoon to lead her contemporaries out of the Heads.

    Beneath a moody, overcast sky, skipper Mark Bradford steered the lean, black hulled Queensland yacht through a textbook start while his big three rivals, LDV Comanche, Wild Oats XI and InfoTrack at times ...
    Published on 12-19-2017 08:44 AM
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    The Oatley family’s champion Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, is at the centre of a frenetic repair schedule after it was struck by lightning at the weekend.

    It is uncertain at this stage if the yacht will be in full racing trim for the start ...
    Published on 12-17-2017 09:43 AM
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    IT IS too early to tell who was at fault following a collision between a Manly ferry and private yacht in Sydney Harbour that injured three people, police say.

    Shocked passengers on the ferry Narrabeen watched as the force of the impact pushed the yacht under water, snapped its mast and knocked two people on board into the harbour.

    The yacht, Bennie And The Jets, was hit near Fort Denison as the ferry was heading from Circular Quay to Manly about 2.30pm today.

    The yacht was struck on the port (left) side of the stern. Passengers ...