Category Archives: Sailing Blogs

Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas off the Rocks

“Nico’s out over the other side of the reef now, giving it the once over, making sure there’s nothing left behind.” [Text: Jonno Turner / Photos: Shane Smart] The Aussie voice crackling through the Inmarsat iSat phone is that of Team Vestas Wind shore manager, Neil ‘Coxy’ Cox. “I’m sitting here and the sun has [...]

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Sydney to Hobart: Ray Roberts & Onesails Racing

Just a few days out from Boxing Day and the buzz around the docks of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is that Ray Roberts is looking like a very good bet to win this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. [Jim Gale, RSHYR media] He has come back to the race after a break, bringing with [...]

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Ginger Bread BOATS!

Forget Ginger Bread Men, they are way too old school and boring.  Bring in the Ginger Bread Boats! Our Swedish friends over at Blur.se have taken Christmas to a new level by ordering a Ginger Bread Boat Bake Off! Peter from Blur.se For the last 5 years we’ve had a yearly ”gingerbread boat contest” at blur.se. [...]

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Belcher and Ryan win Copa Brasil de Vela to top off a successful 2014

World Champions Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) have won the Men’s 470 at the “Copa Brasil de Vela” on Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay over night. A second place in Saturday’s (20 December) medal race was enough for the World #1 470M crew to take home the win. A slow start at the [...]

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Message for Bay of Islands Sailing Week entrants

NEXT MONTH – registration on 20 January is coming up fast. Have you got your entry in? Remember the entry fee goes up from 1st January! The Start Boats will be easily identified this year  with the new BIG Bay of Islands Sailing Week flags Results will be on the Notice Board by 6.30pm each evening [...]

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Three Peaks Race Cancelled

On the 15th December, LSD announced that the Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race had been cancelled – another iconic Aussie race has joined the cancellation line up. In a dismal day for adventure style racing The Australian Three Peaks Race committee of the Mersey Yacht Club inc. announced that the 2015 Three Peaks Race [...]

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Rio 100 – Sydney, 21 December 2014

LSD’er Andrea Francolini was on board Rio 100 today in the lead up to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. There wan’t mush wind, but still plenty of action on board the 100 footer. Rio 100 is hoping for a light forecast for this years infamous race – but early predictions don’t see the conditions [...]

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Rio 100 wants light winds for Sydney to Hobart

[Source: The Australian] AS yachtsmen in Sydney wonder if Boxing Day will bring a thumping southerly buster or a howling nor’easterly to test the 117 competitors in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, one skipper is ­hoping for the impossible. American yachtsman and computer industry millionaire Manouch Moshayedi is hoping for light breezes that never [...]

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Moth Tutorials

The International Moth Class isn’t exactly a new sailing class, yet the learning curve would have to be one of the steepest out there. Moths have been on foils for almost 10 years, yet besides talking to fellow moth sailors, there isn’t a lot of information out there to help you master the skills and [...]

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Volvo Ocean Race: Martinez tags out

Martínez switches dreams – for a leg ALICANTE, Spain, December 19 – Iker Martínez (ESP) is stepping down for the next leg as skipper of MAPFRE in the Volvo Ocean Race to concentrate on a pre-arranged commitment to prepare for the 2016 Rio Olympics. His best friend and long-time sailing partner, Xabi Fernández (ESP), is [...]

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