AFLOAT Daily News

Two Skippers fight for Lead at Sunseeker Australia Cup  30-Nov-2009
Great Britain’s reigning World Match Racing champion and day one Sunseeker Australia Cup leader, Ian Williams are now sharing the number one ranking with World Tour leader Adam Minoprio (New Zealand).

Mercury Verado ski racer breaks cover at Bridge to Bridge  30-Nov-2009
Mercury Marine has once again proved it’s the industry’s true innovator – surprising many by running a highly-competitive FourStroke outboard at the Feros Hotels Sydney Bridge to Bridge ski race classic.

SSORC day 2: Balance takes the double in the Ocean Passage series  30-Nov-2009
In Sydney Harbour the second Ocean Passage race of the 32nd Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship began in a gusty westerly and finished in a sea breeze, Paul Clitheroe’s Beneteau 45 Balance scoring the IRC and PHS overall win in the two-race series.

Murray Region boat tow safety warning  30-Nov-2009
Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay has called on boat owners and skippers in the Murray Inland Region to take extra care when towing people on skis, wakeboards or inflatable tubes.

Riviera Rallies to PNG  27-Nov-2009
The elder statesman of long range cruising and loyal Riviera owner, Ian Reynolds has returned from another incredible voyage, a month-long sojourn aboard ‘Investigator V’ in Papua New Guinea.

Perfect conditions to decide the finals – It’s New Zealand on top!  27-Nov-2009
Josh Junior and his crew of Matthew Steven and Chris Jones representing Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, NZ, have sailed their way into the grand finals of the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship, after three days of competition.

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.


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