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Airlie Beach Race Week: Final Day and all to play for

Airlie Beach Race Week: Final Day and all to play for

August 19, 2021

Main photo: Zero is hoping to score another win today. Photo Shirley Wodson This is the final day at the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s (WSC) Airlie Beach Race Week and the stakes are high in some divisions where the pointscores are so close that the…

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Airlie Beach Race Week’s penultimate day

Airlie Beach Race Week’s penultimate day

August 18, 2021

Main photo: Parabellum scored a win yesterday Photo Shirley Wodson Two days of racing remain at Whitsunday Sailing Club’s Airlie Beach Race Week, which continues today with a mix of windward/leewards and passage racing, all starting on Pioneer Bay in the stunning Whitsunday Islands…

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Hairy blokes have their day at Airlie Beach Race Week

Hairy blokes have their day at Airlie Beach Race Week

August 18, 2021

Tim McCall and the Hairy McClary crew (main photo) from the Capricornia Cruising Yacht Club in Queensland had their day in the sun at Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing, their race win taking Tim McCall’s Trailable yacht to a one point lead…

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week returns in September

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week returns in September

August 17, 2021

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW) returns to the sailing calendar in September, and Townsville Yacht Club (TYC) and its organising committee are looking forward to hosting this essential event for the community, and those entrants who are able to join in this year.

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Airlie Beach Race Week reaches halfway point

Airlie Beach Race Week reaches halfway point

August 17, 2021

Fun was had by all on yesterday’s lay day and today the proof will be in the pudding at Airlie Beach Race Week – who will turn up prepared, and who will be dusty – the results will be the telling in the Whitsunday…

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Good times keep rolling at Airlie Beach Race Week

Good times keep rolling at Airlie Beach Race Week

August 16, 2021

Main photo: Rushour (left) and Leitning Storm were close all day. Photo by Shirley Wodson Three days of superb racing conditions and a fabulous social atmosphere a world away from lockdowns and the serious business of work life as competitors acknowledge and appreciate their…

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Rolex Fastnet Race 2021: an inspired performance

Rolex Fastnet Race 2021: an inspired performance

August 16, 2021

Cherbourg, 14 August, 2021 – There are many factors that play a part in determining the eventual winner of an offshore race, but it is the approach of the successful crew that is the most decisive. This was never more so than at the…

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Fastnet divisional win for Aussie Larsen

Fastnet divisional win for Aussie Larsen

August 15, 2021

Australian Paul Larsen skippered the 84 foot catamaran Allegra to a handicap win in the Fastnet Race after an elapsed time of three days and 18 minutes. Larsen, who still holds the title of fastest sailor on the water with his Sail Rocket 2…

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Boat ramp fun

Boat ramp fun

August 13, 2021

Jakob Emerson was reporting from a dam in Springfield, Illinois, on the environmental impact of a proposed development in the area. Meanwhile in the background a fisherman was attempting to launch his boat using his brand new $A70,000 GMC Sierra HD Denal. Things soon…

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Chile to Brisbane in a rowboat

Chile to Brisbane in a rowboat

August 13, 2021

In an upcoming issue we will be featuring a story about a young boatbuilder from Brisbane who is planning to become the youngest person ever to row across the Pacific Ocean – Tom Robinson. In 2022 Tom Robinson aims to become the youngest person…