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Little Pond Boat-Jacks the Indian Ocean Classic  11-Nov-2009
The impromptu Little Pond Classic definitely hijacked this years Indian Ocean Classic at Fremantle Sailing Club when +30 knot winds saw the first day of the popular event cancelled. Approximately 150 nominations were received from 15 different classes.

A Club is Only as Strong as its Members!  11-Nov-2009
This cliché is actually spot on! Koombana Bay Sailing Club has been undergoing some pretty major development during the past year involving many hours volunteered by the Bunbury community.

Clipper 09-10: Race 3 - Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town - Day 14  10-Nov-2009
* More drama for California as they switch to secondary steering * Sail damage slows down Spirit of Australia * Hull & Humber goes into stealth mode

Quest‘s Cabbage Tree Island win spoils Loki’s trifecta  09-Nov-2009
Despite Loki’s record breaking run in the Cabbage Tree Island Race yesterday, Bob Steel’s Quest, last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winner, arrived at the Sydney Harbour finish line in time to take overall honours in the race, denying Stephen Ainsworth his wished-for race trifecta.

Jules Verne Trophy - 708 miles in 24 hours  09-Nov-2009
In a single day, Groupama 3 has succeeded not only in making up yesterday?s deficit on the reference time, but also gaining almost a day on the course adopted by Bruno Peyron in 2005! It?s been an excellent weekend for all Franck Cammas? crew with over 700 miles covered over the past 24 hours.

Public comment sought on new lifejacket laws  09-Nov-2009
Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi today called for public comment on proposals that would see the most sweeping reforms to lifejacket rules in more than 30 years.

Clipper 09-10: Race 3 - Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town - Day 13  09-Nov-2009
* Teams position themselves for final onslaught on the finish line * Yachts use calmer conditions to prepare for next low pressure system * California and Spirit of Australia get the better of Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and Qingdao

'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.

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