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    Published on 08-16-2021 08:32 AM
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    Sailing: New Zealand Government denies MIQ spots for SailGP in Christchurch

    NZ Herald

    Another international sporting event has been scuppered after being denied MIQ spots by the New Zealand Government.

    The inaugural Christchurch round of Sail GP set for the end of January next year has failed to secure the 160-odd ...
    Published on 04-14-2021 12:22 PM
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    Celebrated Sailor Peter Warner Killed in Yacht Capsize on NSW coast
    Freya Noble Reports

    One of Australia's most celebrated sailors has died after his yacht capsized in rough seas on the NSW North Coast this morning.
    Peter Warner, 90, won three Sydney to Hobarts in the 1960s, but it was his rescue of marooned youngsters in the South Pacific that made him famous around the world.
    Warner's yacht rolled on the incoming tide on the Ballina bar just before 9am today, throwing the 90-year-old and a teenager with him overboard.

    The 17-year-old managed to drag Warner to shore where a member of the public commenced CPR until ...
    Published on 03-14-2021 10:26 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 8
    Sponsored by Winning Group
    Saturday, 13 March, 2021
    Sydney Harbour

    A second place finish in today's Race 8 on Sydney Harbour was enough to give the Smeg team of Michael Coxon, Ricky Bridge and Trent Barnabas, an unbeatable points lead and victory in the 2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship.

    It is skipper Michael Coxon's fourth victory in the 83-year history of the championship. For sheet hand ...
    Published on 03-10-2021 02:17 PM
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    18ft Skiffs
    JJ Giltinan Championship, Races 5 and 6
    Sponsored by tech2
    Wednesday, 10 March, 2021
    Sydney Harbour

    What a difference a day made at the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour, when the Australian champion tech2 team came roaring back on Day 4 today, with two outstanding victories after its devastating Day 3 which had put it in a seemingly hopeless overall position.

    The tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake took a narrow victory in Race ...
    Published on 03-09-2021 09:50 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    JJ Giltinan Championship, Races 3 and 4
    Sponsored by Vaikobi
    Tuesday, 9 March, 2021
    Sydney Harbour

    Following the disqualification of Race 2 winner tech2, today's two races of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, on Sydney Harbour, took on far more importance for the pre-championship favourite team which now had to complete the nine-race regatta without any further possible 'discard' score.

    Unfortunately for the Australian champion team, things didn't get better. they got a lot worse with a sixth placing in Race 3, followed by a retirement from ...
    Published on 03-07-2021 07:01 PM
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    18ft Skiffs
    JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 2
    Sponsored by Birkenhead Point Marina
    Sunday, 7 March, 2021
    Sydney Harbour

    tech2's team overcame an epic, race long battle with her arch rival Yandoo Winning Group to score a sensational, and possibly controversial, win in Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

    As the fleet passed the finish line, tech2 (Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake) defeated Yandoo Winning Group,(John Winning Jr., Seve Jarvin ...
    Published on 03-06-2021 12:19 PM
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    18ft Skiffs
    JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 1
    Sponsored by Lazarus Capital Partners
    Saturday, 6 March, 2021
    Sydney Harbour

    Australian 18ft Skiff champion Tech2 team of Jack McCartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake took the first step towards adding the JJ Giltinan Championship to an already impressive record this season when they came from behind to take out Race 1 of the regatta on Sydney Harbour today.

    With a great display of crew work in the 12-18 knot SSE breeze, ...
    Published on 03-05-2021 12:27 PM
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    Despite winning the last season’s Australian 18ft Skiff Championship in the then new tech2 skiff, Jack Macartney’s 2020-2021 Season team has gone up to another level of performance and consistency as it has taken all three major championships so far this season.

    Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake have been nearly faultless with their teamwork in every race since the season began on October 11, but realise that they will have to maintain the standard if tech2 is to give the trio their first JJ Giltinan Championship victory.

    The two biggest threats to the tech2 team’s Giltinan hopes are Smeg and Yandoo Winning Group (formerly known as Winning Group).

    Smeg’s skipper Michael Coxon ‘retired’ from the 18s after winning ...
    Published on 02-24-2021 01:12 PM
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    Manouch Moshayedi's former Pac 52' RIO was recently sold and has relocated in Australia
    where she can compete with other 52's with a new owner and change of scenery:

    An exciting front-of-the-fleet battle is taking shape for the 2021 Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race with ...
    Published on 01-25-2021 06:09 PM
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    18ft Skiffs
    NSW Championship, Races 2 and 3
    Sunday, 24 January 2021
    Sydney Harbour

    The recently crowned NSW champion tech2 18ft Skiff team totally dominated a great day's racing in races 2 and 3 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

    In North East winds ranging from 18-25 knots, the tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake, was brilliant and now have a ...
    Published on 12-19-2020 10:53 AM
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    2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

    It is with great regret that the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia announces that the 76th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will not be proceeding in 2020.

    The impact of COVID-19 that ...
    Published on 12-01-2020 11:52 PM
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    18ft Skiffs
    NSW Championship, Race 2
    Sunday, 29 November 2020
    Sydney Harbour

    Fresh North West winds over 20-knots, with gusts up to 40-knots prior to race time, cast doubt over the Australian 18 Footers League being able to stage Race 2 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today, and finally ...
    Published on 12-01-2020 11:29 PM
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    Here’s that jump!
    Back in July 2020, the east coast of Australia was battered for a few days with a massive southerly storm that created huge swells. Jervis Bay on the south coast of NSW was one of the unfortunate places where 6 metre swells smashed our ...
    Published on 11-02-2020 09:21 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    Spring Championship, Race 4
    Sunday, 1 November 2020
    Sydney Harbour

    The Australian champion tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake gave a masterclass of power sailing with a brilliant victory in Race 4 of the Australian 18 Footers League's Spring 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. ...
    Published on 10-01-2020 01:09 PM
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    German yachties jailed until flight on Thursday

    Three German yachties who were refused entry to this country after arriving in the Bay of Islands have been jailed until they board a flight home on Thursday.

    Jacob Kraus, Sophia Ulbrich and Hans Borner were detained in custody in Auckland after they arrived in the Bay of Islands in breach of border restrictions on Friday afternoon.

    Borner and Kraus will be ...
    Published on 08-17-2020 04:38 PM
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    The Sydney Morning Herald

    A surfer has jumped onto a great white shark and repeatedly punched the animal as it attacked his wife on the NSW Mid North Coast.

    Chantelle Doyle, 35, was attacked by the two- to three-metre shark at Shelly Beach in Port Macquarie on Saturday morning, sustaining ...
    Published on 08-05-2020 01:07 PM
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    3 Men Marooned in the Pacific Are Rescued After Writing SOS in the Sand
    Three days after their boat ran out of fuel and drifted off course in Micronesia, the men were found in good condition after a plane saw their giant ...
    Published on 08-05-2020 09:54 AM
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    SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2020 cancelled

    The SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW) 2020 committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s regatta, which was to ...
    Published on 08-03-2020 07:41 AM
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    The man responsible for the birth of 18-Footer racing some 128 years ago (January 1892) was a leading Sydney retailer named Mark Foy, who was a keen sailor as well as being a very successful businessman with an acute eye for promotion.

    Mark Foy, the father of 18 Footers

    After moving to Sydney with his brother in 1885, the pair set up a business under the name of Mark Foy’s, then later opened a large retail department store near Hyde Park in the Sydney CBD area.
    In 1904, Foy also opened the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath ...
    Published on 07-07-2020 10:06 AM
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    Covid 19 coronavirus: American family quits cold NZ, sails into Pacific navy blockade

    The Whitaker family from Texas on board their catamaran Zatara anchored off New Zealand during their voyage around the world.

    An American sailing family who left New Zealand last week to winter in warmer South Pacific climes have been barred from entering Tonga by a navy vessel.