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MARCH 2008

Marinassess Women’s Match Racing Regatta

As Sydney’s autumn skies shone and provided some interesting wind conditions, eight teams competed in the Marinassess Women’s Match Racing Regatta, with the CYCA team skippered by Lucinda Whitty winning the regatta. Of the eight teams competing, two international teams from Italy and USA raced giving them valuable racing experience in the lead-up to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Women's Match Racing World Championships being conducted in Auckland this week. The international skipper Sabrina Gurioli (Italy) currently holds an ISAF women’s match racing ranking of 15, with Liz Baylis (USA) holding an ISAF women’s match racing ranking of 11....

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  • 31 Mar 2008 10:14:00
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CYCA Proudly Launches the Audi Winter Series 2008

Audi Australia’s Rosebery dealership hosted the function which also served as a prize-giving ceremony for the Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race. Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin was recognised as the line honours winner and the IRC Division 0/1 winner...

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  • 28 Mar 2008 11:18:00
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Plum Crazy’s Comeback for Great Veterans Race

Plum Crazy will line up with up to a dozen former Sydney Hobart racing yachts built more than 30 years ago in the Great Veterans Race, including former line honours winner Fidelis, handicap runner-up and early Admiral’s Cup team member Caprice of Huon and One Ton Cup winner Stormy Petrel....

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  • 27 Mar 2008 12:03:00
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Changes to US law on CO2 cylinders

For boaters travelling by air to enjoy boating away from home, bringing along a CO2 cylinder for a self-inflatable personal flotation device (PFD) through airport security was frequently not an option due to a policy set by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)....

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  • 25 Mar 2008 16:47:00
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Quantum Racing IRC winner in 60th Gladstone Race

CYCA members have won the major trophies in the 60th Brisbane to Gladstone Race, with line honours going to Ichi Ban, Quantum Racing winning IRC overall and Wot Yot placing third. ...

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  • 23 Mar 2008 19:44:00
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Commodore’s Ichi Ban wins 60th Brisbane to Gladstone

CYCA Commodore Matt Allen and his defending champion Ichi Ban have taken line honours in the 60th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. ...

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  • 22 Mar 2008 14:59:00
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Strewth rolls home: Rolex China Sea Race 2008

'So it was everyone on deck, harnesses on, we ran through the safety routine. Richard Grimes went over the side to see what was happening down there, and came back and said, 'Nada. There’s nothing, there, it’s all gone.' Heck, we even sent him back for a second look just to make sure!'...

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  • 22 Mar 2008 13:25:00
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World number one wins the Harken Women’s International

Following on-board celebrations, Leroy and her crew of Elodie Bertrand, Marie Riou and Claire Pruvot abandoned their Elliott 6 for a dip in Sydney Harbour - until the foreigners suddenly remembered Australia’s reputation for somewhat unfriendly marine life and quickly clambered back aboard....

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  • 19 Mar 2008 17:53:00
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Australia versus France in the finals

The best of five finals will kick off tomorrow at midday in the Rushcutters Bay vicinity and the host club is hoping a large spectator fleet will fill the front stalls for the unique opportunity to see this standard of America’s Cup style international match racing, the likes of which is rarely seen in Sydney....

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  • 18 Mar 2008 18:55:00
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