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It's that time of year!

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race promises to be another pot boiler, with one of the strongest-ever fleets chasing line honours and the overall win to secure the Tattersall Cup. A fleet of 91 will take to the 628-nautical-mile…
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Thornburrow takes top spot at Etchells Worlds

Another day and another delay waiting for breeze at the Etchells World Championship, but it wasn’t long until we saw a light nor’easter fill, and racing got underway on a course set at 20 degrees. Around the top mark it was Thornburrow 1406 in the box seat with…
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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…
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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…
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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…