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Hill leads Etchells Worlds fleet of 94 boats

Day two at the Etchells World Championship sailing from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron was another day of waiting for breeze. The Race Committee opted to keep sailors on shore, with the AP coming down just on midday, the scheduled time of racing. The start for race two got away just after 1415 local Brisbane time (GMT +10), in a building nor’easter at 050 degrees. With wind against…
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Big Fella gets first gun of the Etchells Worlds

Day one of the Etchells World Championship in Brisbane got off to a slow start while competitors waited for the breeze to fill from the south-east. Race one got underway just before 1500 hours local time (GMT+10) in building pressure at 120 degrees. With a slight favour on the starboard end of the 1.2 nautical mile line, it was the boats who got away cleanly on the right-hand side who…
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Sharp Australian Youth Match Racing Championship

The Sharp Australian Youth Match Racing Championship wrapped up at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) today in a rainy and shifty decider with multpile lead changes. I was live for the final race of the petit finals between the CYCA’s Finn Tapper and the Royal Prince Alfred’s Niall Powers, and all three of the final matches between the CYCA’s two top placed teams, Tom…
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Hello from Thredbo...

Sometimes we all need a little time out… For me, I am not one of those people who can sit around doing nothing… well not all the time… So as soon as I left Hamilton Island this year, for the third year in a row, I headed to Thredbo to ski as much as I could. Here are just a few of the adventures that I had on water… in a different state! Video: Last day of the…
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Hamilton Island Race Week 2018

Day 1 – 19 August Day 1 of Hamilton Island Race Week kicked off today with the sou’easterly trades arriving just after the first round of starts for the Hamilton Island (Cruising) divisions. I was live to watch the breeze fill through the second largest fleet in Hamilton Island Race Week history (233 boats), and captured some of the key moments of the day in a gallery of…
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Black Jack beats Wild Oats XI in sunrise showdown

The battle for line honours in the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race concluded in the early hours of this morning, with Black Jack Yachting taking the line honours win from Wild Oats XI for the first time. Live coverage of the #NoakesSGCYR line honours finish https://www.facebook.com/sailorgirlHQ/videos/1843962092314213/ Interview with Daryl Wislang of…
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A quick stopover at The Hague

On my way home from the Newport Bermuda Race I stopped in at The Hague to catch up with the Volvo Ocean Race sailors post-race and post celebratory hangovers. I interviewed nine sailors, live and uncut, eight of who I spoke to in Alicante before the race start. To hit the ground running on my just over 24 hour stopover at The Hague, I caught up with Kyle Langford and Pete Burling, who have both…
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