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    Published on 03-05-2017 08:11 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    2017 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 7
    Sponsored by The Winning Group
    (Race Sponsor: The Kitchen Maker)
    Sunday, 5 March 2017
    Sydney Harbour

    The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor and Trent Barnabas were already declared 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions before today’s race but there was tremendous interest on the result as only five points separated the next six boats.

    With a SSW wind, ranging between 15 and ...
    Published on 03-04-2017 08:10 AM
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    When you drink beers you have ideas. So when we heard that two thirds of the world’s beaches were retreating, we cracked a couple of DB Exports and thought of a plan. ...
    Published on 03-04-2017 07:50 AM
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    4 March, 2017

    Tough day at Sydney Harbour Regatta doesn’t faze 90 year-old Gordon Ingate

    The ‘main event’ got underway at Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s 12th anniversary Sydney Harbour Regatta today, when 21 classes and divisions joined the Sydney 38 class, which started its international championship yesterday – and everyone came ashore with a story to tell when big breeze accompanied a big swell on the Harbour.

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    Published on 03-04-2017 07:38 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    2017 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race
    Sponsored by The Winning Group
    (Race Sponsor: Smeg)
    Saturday, 4 March 2017
    Sydney Harbour

    New Zealand’s Yamaha 18ft Skiff team responded brilliantly to a dramatic week when they dominated the high class fleet in Race 6 of the 2017 JJ Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

    Despite today’s domination by David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins on Yamaha, the 2017 title has been won by Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and Dave O’Connor on Thurlow Fisher ...
    Published on 03-02-2017 08:31 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    2017 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 5
    Sponsored by The Winning Group
    (Race Sponsor: Caesar Stone)
    Thursday, 2 March 2017
    Sydney Harbour

    The Asko Appliances team totally dominated the international fleet with a brilliant victory in Race 5 of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

    Sailing a four lap windward-return course in a 5-7knot Easterly wind, Marcus Ashley-Jones, Seve Jarvin and Jeronimo Harrison ...
    Published on 02-28-2017 01:19 PM
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    "Well, That Was Interesting"

    Michael Chittenden photographer and quote maker...


    Australia finally broke the New Zealand dominance so far in the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The Winning Group, when Appliancesonline.com won an incident packed Race 3 of the championship on Sydney Harbour today.

    The race began in a light East wind before a rain squall hit the fleet on the spinnaker run to the bottom mark off Kurraba Point.

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    Published on 02-26-2017 10:43 AM
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    2017 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 2


    New Zealand champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The Winning Group, with another stunning victory in today’s Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour.

    With eyes set firmly on becoming the first New Zealand team to win the coveted crown on Sydney Harbour, David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins sailed another faultless race to win by 1m14s from the defending champion Smeg team (Lee Knapton, Ricky Bridge, ...
    Published on 02-25-2017 09:08 AM
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    New Zealand champion Yamaha came from behind to score a brilliant win in Race 1 of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The winning Group, on Sydney Harbour today.

    No New Zealand 18ft Skiff team has ever won the coveted title on Sydney Harbour but David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins showed today that they have the ability to become the first.

    Yamaha defeated Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) by 1m13s, with Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas, ...
    Published on 02-24-2017 09:39 AM
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    33 Days Ago, Lisa Blair departed Albany, Western Australia, in an attempt to become the 1st woman to complete a single handed circumnavigation of
    Antarctica on here Open 50' Climate Action Now

    Lisa aims to become the first women to:

    Circumnavigate Antarctica: solo, non-stop and unassisted
    Circumnavigate below 45 degrees South ...
    Published on 02-16-2017 01:59 PM
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    Richard Gladwell braves the pouring rain to get a peek up close of ETNZ's new boat and click some pics and add some verbs!
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    Emirates Team New Zealand formally christened their new AC50 America's Cup Challenger on a rainy Auckland afternoon.

    The team has been sailing for the previous two days making ...
    Published on 02-15-2017 09:26 PM



    The story of the boat 'New Zealand' which Emirates Team New Zealand will take to Bermuda to win the America's Cup back in June this year.

    Article just posted by www.mysailing.com.au


    Just 100 days out from the first race of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, Emirates Team New Zealand accomplishes the most significant milestone of its challenge for the 35th Americas Cup by christening ...
    Published on 02-08-2017 09:24 AM
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    It was a warm day in mid-January when a lanky New Zealander and his Swiss mate cast off the ropes from a white sloop at Tauranga Bridge Marina and sailed into the biggest cocaine bust in Australasian history.

    The breeze was, at best, calm to moderate, so Hamish Thompson and Valentino Fries probably motored the yacht, the 15 metre Elakha, for at least part of their journey towards Australia.





    According ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 08:53 PM
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    The new Pacific 52' Invisible Hand does some sea trials in New Zealand before packing
    up and getting shipped to San Francisco.

    All images © Darren McManaway














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    Published on 01-09-2017 07:55 AM
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    18ft Skiffs:
    WC "Trappy" Duncan Trophy
    Sunday, 8 January, 2017
    Sydney Harbour

    Smeg wins tight battle in first race of 2017

    There was plenty of excitement on Sydney Harbour as the 18 Footers returned to racing for the second half of the season for the WC "Trappy" Duncan Trophy. The fleet battled in a fresh nor-easter for the first three-buoys race of the year.




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    Published on 01-02-2017 09:41 AM
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    True to the forecast, a 15 knot southerly breeze had built to 20 knots by the time the Club Marine Pittwater to Southport fleet set off at 1pm on Monday January 2, 2017 from a long start line to the north of Palm Beach headland.
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    Doug Coulter’s Rogers 46 Shakti ...
    Published on 12-28-2016 09:31 AM
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    They say if the Rolex Sydney Hobart ended at Tasman Light the list of winners over the last seven decades would read entirely differently.
    But it doesn't. It finishes in Hobart, 11 miles up the cruel Derwent River from Storm Bay. Cruel rivers are usually known for their destructive floods or raging white waters. The Derwent's cruelty is its indifference to the hopes and morale of sailors. It just shrugs its shoulders and goes to bed.

    The river had behaved so well early on, driving Perpetual LOYAL to its record-breaking victory at 2:30 in the morning, Giacomo to club house leadership an hour later and then Scallywag, all well inside the 2012 race record.


    Down the river, or fast closing at the mouth of the river, another three ...
    Published on 12-21-2016 08:26 PM
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    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Looks like a quick race this year

    A long range weather forecast predicts a fast, possibly record breaking 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart, according to the Bureau of Meteorology's Jane Golding, Manager, Weather Services NSW.

    However, like last year, a southerly front on the evening ...
    Published on 12-16-2016 09:16 AM
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    2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championship
    Auckland, New Zealand

    It was a dazzling debut for the Nacra 15 at the 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships as sailors got their feet, and everything else, wet on day one of racing in Auckland New Zealand.
    With plenty of thrills and spills, the youth multihull sailors had to get to grips with the new class and had a baptism of fire on a gusty and shifty Hauraki Gulf on the north shores of Auckland. The 389 sailors from 65 nations racing across the nine fleets were greeted with winds in the high teens, sometimes touching 20 knots, coming in ...
    Published on 12-13-2016 08:49 AM
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    SOLAS Big Boat Challenge: Wild Oats XI does it again

    For the ninth time Wild Oats XI has won line honours in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual SOLAS Big Boat Challenge around Sydney Harbour.

    But this year there was no sense of deja-vu at all. This was a much tighter boat race than the 3 minutes between Wild Oats XI and ...
    Published on 12-11-2016 09:29 AM
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    Swiss team Alinghi were crowned 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ champions today after an epic final-day shoot-out at the season finale in Sydney.

    In a nail-biting showdown that went right down to the wire, Arnaud Psarofaghis’ men saw off a last-ditch attempt from arch rivals Oman Air to complete their ascendancy to the top of the 2016 rankings.

    It’s the third time Alinghi have won the Extreme Sailing Series following victories in 2008 and 2014 but the first time they’ve done so ‘flying’ on the new lightning fast GC32 catamarans.

    Morgan Larson’s Oman Air started the eighth and final Act of the season with the upper hand taking a narrow two-point ...