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Williams ahead after day one of Australia Cup  27-Nov-2009
Perth, Western Australia - Sunseeker Australia Cup Sailing Regatta: At close of day one at the 2009 Sunseeker Australia Cup, reigning double World Match Racing Champion, Skipper Ian Williams from Great Britain, is the current leader after winning a spectacular four from four matches.

Cork resumes race from Cape Town after start day crash  27-Nov-2009
The Irish entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race has set sail from Cape Town following the start day crash that forced her to return to port for repairs. Cork, Ireland has been back in port since Sunday afternoon and a team of boat builders has been working around the clock to get her ready to resume the race to Geraldton, Western Australia.

World’s Best Skippers in Perth to pursue Australia Cup Glory  26-Nov-2009
With a cohort of sailing greats arriving in Perth for the Sunseeker Australia Cup, Western Australia is again on the world sporting stage. The action packed racing schedule will see the who’s who of professional sailing battle it out in Foundation 36 one design Yachts, marking the first time city waters has hosted competitive sailing in Perth’s 145 year history.

Sandringham Yacht Club - the awards keep coming  26-Nov-2009
Arguably the most innovative and forward thinking yacht club in Australia, Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) just keeps going from strength to strength, this past week winning a further three major awards to add to a cache of others bestowed in recent times.

NEW Holmatro Winches: the winch reinvented!  26-Nov-2009
These new Holmatro Winches have been reinvented for sailors by sailors. They have unique features and innovations that will dominate trends in winch design for years to come.

Kingdom of Bahrain to compete in Dubai–Muscat yacht race  26-Nov-2009
The 360 nautical mile race, which first took place in 1992, will begin at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club. The fleet will pass through the shallows of the Arabian Gulf , into the deep waters of the Indian Ocean via the Straits of Hormuz, before arriving into the Oman Capital of Muscat, at the Bandar Al-Rawdah Marina.

CYCA’s Will Mackenzie sits among the Kiwis  26-Nov-2009
Will Mackenzie and his crew of Will Parker and Hamish Hardy representing the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia consolidated their position and finished the round robin stages in third place with 7 wins and only 2 losses today in day two of the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship.

Clipper 09-10: Race 4 - Cape Town To Geraldton, Western Australia - Day 4  26-Nov-2009
* Cork may be ready to leave Cape Town tomorrow
* Cape Breton Island and Spirit of Australia spar for the lead
* Southern Ocean is yet to reveal its true colours

National organisations team up for new power boat standard  25-Nov-2009
The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC), under successful arrangements with Standards Australia, has produced and published a new edition of the Australian Standard for the safety aspects of power boats.

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