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2017 Aychampionship day 2 Alive

Tricky conditions continue on day two of Australian Yachting Championship

Yesterday’s breeze settled overnight leaving a confused sea state and 5 to 8 knots for day two of the Australian Yachting Championship. Similar to yesterday, today’s racing consisted of a 19nm passage race to Coogee Beach and back....

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  • 24 Mar 2017 18:00:00
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MARCH 2017

Thrills and spills for day one of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships

After a night of squalls and southerly breeze, competitors of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships had a tough stage set for day one. With a solid 15 – 20 knots of breeze in a sea state that resembled that of a dishwasher, sailors needed to strategise how best to complete the near 30 mile passage race to Botany Bay and back....

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  • 24 Mar 2017 11:00:00
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Balance wins double in Lion Island Race - About Time takes Series

Paul Clitheroe’s TP52 Balance took line honours and won the Lion Island Race by nearly 13 minutes, but lost the series on countback to perpetual Ocean Pointscore winner, About Time (Julian Farren-Price) - the two crews celebrating back at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia late on Saturday. ...

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  • 20 Mar 2017 10:00:00
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Testing Conditions for Race 8 of the Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore Series

Sailing can be like swinging on a pendulum, one minute the weather is text book perfect, the next, its survival. After the 35 knot howler felt in last weekend’s Sydney Harbour Regatta, in comparison, the eighth race of the Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore Series - Short Ocean Race (MHYC) offered a welcome change from the previous week's conditions. Saturday saw a mild 8-14 knots breeze oscillating from the North East around through to a South South Easterly. ...

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  • 13 Mar 2017 16:00:00
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Elliott 7 Twilight Series

The second ‘Elliott 7 Twilight Series’ will take place over two weeks on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23, Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 March before daylight savings ends....

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  • 09 Mar 2017 11:00:00
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Sydney 36s – Part of the Sydney Harbour Regatta Line Up

Back in 2015, the Sydney 38s held their annual one design national championships. Prior to the event, the organisers decided to email some of the Sydney 36 boat owners to ask them if they wanted to compete in their own division. The data base of contacts to choose from wasn’t great and the turnout not much better with only five boats competing. Pete Franki’s Saltshaker was the overall winner. ...

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  • 06 Mar 2017 17:00:00
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FEBRUARY 2017

Flying Cloud takes clean sweep in Grant Thornton Short Ocean Series

Saturday 25 February made for some wet sailing, with a reasonably strong southerly storming through in the early hours of the morning, before conditions eased to allow the offshore course to be set. The rain pelted down through until the evening and wind conditions above 20 knots for racing in both the Grant Thornton Short Ocean and Grant Thornton Short Haul Pointscore Series, a far cry from the recent weeks of high heat and lack of consistent breeze! ...

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  • 27 Feb 2017 12:24:00
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42nd Annual Chartered Accountants ANZ NSW Regatta

Fifteen boats from various organisations participated in the ICAA regatta, with a guest appearance from dual Olympic Medallist Mathew Belcher on board Into the Mystic with VMG Capital....

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  • 24 Feb 2017 18:22:00
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"The crème de la crème of twilight racing"

Last night’s Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Race was another superb evening on Sydney Harbour. The four divisions (A, B, C and D), set off in a well-established 15-18 knot Sydney sea breeze, with gusts up to 20, in what was a fairly quick race around the harbour....

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  • 23 Feb 2017 11:33:00
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Maker's Mark Monday Twilight - Another perfect evening for sailing

A spectacular Sydney Harbour sunset was on show last night for race 15 of the Maker’s Mark Monday Twilight Series, coupled with perfect sailing conditions in a light 8 knot north easterly breeze. ...

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  • 21 Feb 2017 09:40:00
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