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'Cawse' for celebration as Vanguard scores Botany Bay Race double  09-Nov-2009
“Gentlemen’s sailing,” was how Dick Cawse described conditions after sailing his Lyons/Cawse 60 Vanguard to a line and overall honours double victory in today’s 30 nautical mile Botany Bay Race, sailed from Sydney Harbour to Botany Bay (south of Sydney) and return.

Loki smashes Cabbage Tree Island Race record  09-Nov-2009
Stephen Ainsworth and his Loki crew smashed the Cabbage Tree Island Race record today, finishing the 180 nautical mile race at 12:32:47pm, slicing more than one hour off the time set by Bob Oatley’s super maxi Wild Oats XI in the race last year.

12ft Skiffs season preview 2009  09-Nov-2009
The New South Wales 12ft skiff fleet will be following the motto of ‘Bigger is Better’ in the 2009/2010 season. The victories of Garde and the Australian team in the 2009 Interdominion championships have led to a resurgence within the class, with a wave of fresh enthusiasm, gear, and more consistent fleet numbers combining to create what is shaping up to be a great year.

Hull & Humber in dramatic rescue of man overboard  09-Nov-2009
Hull & Humber has been involved in a dramatic rescue of one of their crew members following a man overboard incident in the South Atlantic, 1,400 miles from the team’s destination of Cape Town, South Africa.

Groupama 3 - Already off Spain  09-Nov-2009
Groupama 3 had reached Cape Finisterre this Friday lunchtime. As such Franck Cammas and his nine crew were set to rack up over 500 miles in 24 hours midway through the afternoon, which remains a good average speed for this first day in predominantly beam winds and close-hauled conditions. The downwind conditions along the Portuguese coast should enable them to quickly make up their deficit in relation to the reference time.

Clipper 09-10 Race 3: Rio De Janeeiro - Cape Town Day 11  09-Nov-2009
* Cork steals the lead * Skippers and tacticians ponder opportunities offered by next weather system * Cape Breton Island watches fleet move head as they are left in lighter winds

Jules Verne Trophy - They’re off!  06-Nov-2009
Crewed round the world via the three capes. A few have attempted it, but those who have had the honour of engraving the name of their crew and their boat on it are rare.

Clipper 09-10 Race 3: Rio De Janeiro - Cape Town Day 10  06-Nov-2009
* Skippers revel in South Atlantic conditions * High speed surfing in big swells exhilarates crews * Shifting winds and sail changes keep teams busy

Clipper 09-10 Race 3: Rio de Janeiro - Cape Town Day 9  06-Nov-2009
* Fast racing conditions as South Atlantic depressions sweep across the fleet * Team Finland reports a close encounter with a UFO * Uniquely Singapore cursed by yet another spinnaker wrap

Local Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Crew Aim to Raise $50K for Livewire  06-Nov-2009
Support Young Australians Living With A Serious Illness, Chronic Health Condition Or Disability - A local Sydney crew are competing in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race to help Livewire support young people living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability.

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