Daily Archives: February 7, 2007

Australia. Minoprio & Jury versus Pollard & Mirsky in Hardy Cup finals

Two Australian skippers versus two New Zealanders – that’s the line-up for the tomorrow’s finals of the prestigious ISAF Grade 3 Under-25 match-racing regatta on Sydney Harbour. New Zealander Adam Minoprio, from Auckland’s Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, the … Continue reading

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Hi-tech search for scientist missing at sea

Friends of a prominent computer scientist missing at sea off the California coast have harnessed the power of the Internet to scour the Pacific Ocean for clues to his whereabouts.
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Velux 5 Oceans. Dalton and Basurko locked in formation

The Veluk 5 Oceans 15:08 UTC position poll shows that only 138 miles separate the pack of three boats currently reaching the mid-point of the Pacific Ocean. After making losses overnight, fifth place Open 60, SAGA Insurance and Sir Robin … Continue reading

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Spain. +39: Iain Percy active on two fronts, Olympic Games & Americas Cup

After coming back from the Pre-Olympic week in Miami, Iain Percy went back to Florida to train in the Star class in view of the qualification for Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Percy will sail with bowman Andrew “Bart” … Continue reading

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UK. Artemis Ocean Racing Team announces new build for Vendee Globe & 2007 schedule

  Artemis Ocean Racing, the sailing team sponsored by leading UK investment company, Artemis, has announced its plans and schedule for 2007.  The team, skippered by Jonny Malbon has an extensive programme planned for the year, culminating in the … Continue reading

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Velux 5 Oceans: Bernard put the Stamm in stamina as he rounded Cape Horn

Shortly before 21:30 UTC last night, the Swiss skipper scorched passed the Horn on a single gybe at 16 knots, leaving the infamous island to port. However, passing the Horn this time for Stamm will be a marked contrast … Continue reading

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UK. Book early to be a Royal Southern Yacht Club Screw Ball

So what exactly is the Screw Ball? The definition of a Screwball is; an eccentric, impulsively whimsical, or irrational person and let’s be honest that is a fair description of most sailors! The Royal Southern’s version is; an evening … Continue reading

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Australia. Three new Sydney 36 cruisers to race Sandringham Yacht Club

By August 2007 there will be three new Sydney 36 CR’s racing at Sandringham Yacht Club belonging to proud boat owners Dennis Hambleton, John Willett and Les Browne.  All of these buyers when seeking their ultimate yacht wanted a … Continue reading

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Malaysia. Royal Langkawi International Regatta: Top contenders match racing for 1st Firefly One-Design trophy

As yacht racing is a relatively new activity in Asia the local media are finding it difficult to understand how the results are calculated. It seems that one spends most of the time explaining how the handicap system is … Continue reading

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