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The PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race start

The start of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 1064 nautical mile PONANT Sydney Noumea Race kicked off at 1000 AEST on 3 June 2018. I caught up with three skippers, Tony Kirby (Patrice, current line honours and IRC leaders), Seb Bohm (Smuggler), Shane Kearns (Komatsu…
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Newport RI; "small town - big heart"

It was pretty surreal to return to Newport three years on for the return of the Volvo Ocean Race. This time around, my adventures were thanks to Argo Group, one of the sponsors for the local heroes of Vestas 11th Hour Racing, headed by Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, with…
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Argo Group Gold Cup 2018

The Argo Group Gold Cup is back! And it is my absolute pleasure to be on the ground for the return of this event as an official commentator, 30 months after I was helping out with the last edition. Check out the event wrap below, and then scroll down to re-live all of the…
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Etchells Australiasian Championship 2018 - countdown!

The Etchells Australasian Championship 2018 at the Mooloolaba Yacht Club is less than 50 days away, and with an amazing venue that always delivers great racing, as well as an Australian Worlds on the calendar later this year, there is no doubt that this event is one not to…
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Sail Port Stephens 2018

Monday 9 April What a stunning opening day for Sail Port Stephens in 2018 with 87 yachts taking to the water for the cruising divisions racing the Commodore’s Cup through until Wednesday, before the Performance, Cruising and IRC Racing joins in on Friday. An 8-10…
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An 18ft Skiff Adventure: Queen of the Harbour

Wow. Yesterday’s adventure was definitely epic. The “Queen of the Harbour” on the International 18ft Skiff​ Yandoo with Woody, Burgers and Cam finishing a close third across the line (28:59)! Just awesome boats, insane rides and brilliantly close racing…