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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…
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Tasar World Champs - on the podium

Our Tasar Worlds are wrapped for another year, and while it wasn’t what we had hoped for – third is an amazing achievement in a fleet of 97 boats. All credit to Libby and Jonathan McKee who sailed beautifully to secure their Worlds with a race to spare, and…
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35th Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race

First adventure for 2016 is underway, the 35th Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race starting on the dot at 1300 AEST today off Barrenjoey Head north of Sydney, Australia. Thanks to Michael Chittenden for the amazing images from up on the headland! I was on the ground at…
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Rags & Rambler podium, while Wild Oats XI watches on...

More from Constitution Dock. I caught up with Rags & Rambler following their battle up the Derwent to take second and third on line honours earlier today (within four minutes of each other), and also Wild Oats XI on their reasons for retiring. David Witt, from Team…
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The finish and dockside with Comanche

Comanche has done it. Following a retirement, and getting themselves back in the race, the boat from Newport R.I. has won the Rolex Sydney Hobart on line honours, the first international boat since Alfa Romeo in 2009. Enjoy the action from on Constitution Dock including the…
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Comanche has rounded Tasman Light!

Comanche has rounded Tasman Light and is expected by 2100 AEST here in Hobart. Check out the latest update from Sailor Girl direct from Constitution Dock, a full rundown of the race so far, including all of the ups and downs, all of the retirees right through the fleet and…
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2015 - Launch

The launch of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) for 2015 was held today at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. I took the opportunity to catch up with Mark Richards (Richo) multiple overall winner handicap and line honours with Wild Oats XI (WOXI), Roger Hickman…
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METSTRADE: Sailor Girl safety picks!

Sailing is a sport that we all love, but safety has to be a major concern for us all. There are some pretty incredible safety products on display at METSTRADE for 2015, but my two picks were Dame Award safety winners for 2015, who also took out the overall Dame Award win…