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Invisible Communications Northstar 8000i  25-Nov-2009
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UNSW researchers partner with Batemans Marine Park to study estuaries  25-Nov-2009
Research will begin this week on an Australian Research Council grant worth over $1.1 Million to study the effects of human impacts on estuaries including those in the Batemans Marine Park.

Oman Sail Masirah takes overall victory in Hong Kong  25-Nov-2009
Oman Sail's Masirah continued their winning form by taking a comfortable overall victory in the first leg of the inaugural Extreme Sailing Series Asia in Hong Kong.

Kite Surfers Successfully Complete Pier-Jumping Stunt  25-Nov-2009
Jake Scrace and Lewis Crathern are men of ambition. That's why the pair, a pro surfer and a carpenter who makes boards, hit the waves over in England in wind that was gusting up to 40 mph - to see if it was possible to fly over a pier.

JULES VERNE TROPHY - Head down but an unfailing morale  25-Nov-2009
Tied up alongside in the port of Cape Town since Saturday, Groupama 3 certainly isn’t being left in peace, far from it in fact. Barely had she reached the dock, then the shore crew managed by Yann Mérour, all of whom had made the trip down from Lorient, had taken control of matters with the assistance of the sailors.

School Holiday Sailing Camps at Concord and Ryde Sailing Club  25-Nov-2009
In conjunction with Yachting NSW the peak body for sailing in NSW, Concord and Ryde Sailing Club are running school holiday camps throughout 2010.
Camp 1 Dates: January 19th –22nd
Camp 2 Dates: April 13th –16th

* Round the clock repair operation underway on Hull & Humber
* Good progress on Cork repair
* Fleet spread out "like surfers waiting for their next good wave"

British Skipper Has Some ‘Harry Potter Moments’ in Final Stages of Race  25-Nov-2009
Sam Davies and co–skipper Sidney Gavignet experience some squalls as finish remains just out of reach

Rolex Sydney Hobart start to set Harbour alight  25-Nov-2009
The start of this year’s 65th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will take centre stage in late December when the anticipated fleet of 112, led by the most exciting line up of maxis ever seen in Australia, promises to set Sydney Harbour alight on Boxing Day.

Dramatic collision at the start of Race 4 of Clipper 09-10  23-Nov-2009
A dramatic start to Race 4 of Clipper 09-10 in Cape Town saw eight of the boats cross the start line for the 4,700-mile race to Geraldton, Western Australia, while a collision between Hull & Humber and Cork, Ireland resulted in the two teams returning to harbour.


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