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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.

Vintage yawl Sanyo Maris wins Lord Howe Island Race – again!  04-Nov-2009
Clean Up Australia founder and round-the-world yachtsman Ian Kiernan has cleaned up again in the Hempel Paints 36th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race, steering his classic yawl Sanyo Maris to its second successive IRC handicap victory in the ocean race across the northern Tasman Sea.

Queensland yacht takes line honours in slow race to Lord Howe Island  04-Nov-2009
The Queensland yacht Ocean Affinity has taken line honours overnight in the Hempel Paints 36th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race, but in the second slowest time in more than a decade.

Clipper 09-10 Race 3: Rio de Janeiro - Cape Town Day 8  04-Nov-2009
Perseverance has paid off for the crew of Hull & Humber. The team crossed the scoring gate this morning at 0648GMT to take the first three points in the South Atlantic race to Cape Town.

Fleet of 116 nominated for Rolex Sydney Hobart  04-Nov-2009
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and naming rights sponsor Rolex are delighted to announce an impressive fleet of 116 has been nominated for the impending Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, one of the world’s most highly regarded ocean classics.

Olympians focus on 2009 Sail Sydney  04-Nov-2009
Five Olympic sailors, including a Beijing gold medallist, are early entries for Yachting NSW’s 2009 Sail Sydney (previously known as the Sydney International Regatta), which will again be held on Sydney Harbour from December 5-8 off the host venue, Woollahra Sailing Club.


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