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Plenty on for the kite trimmers as the SSORC Ocean Passage fleet nears Sydney Heads

Balance takes the double in the SSORC Ocean Passage series

Balance beat Bill Ebsary’s well sailed Beneteau First 44.7 Le Billet in both the IRC and PHS divisions, robbing Ebsary of the chance at a fourth win on the trot in this Championship....

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  • 30 Nov 2009 10:21:00
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NOVEMBER 2009

Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship day 2: Dust and gusts

With Gordon Maguire at the helm, Loki finished the series on nine points with a clean sweep of wins, five line honours and handicap victories from five races. They opted not to sail the sixth and final race as they couldn’t be beaten at that point....

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  • 30 Nov 2009 10:13:00
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  • 30 Nov 2009 09:13:00
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Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship Day 1: Loki lords over IRC

The 32nd Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship got underway off Manly Beach this morning under a blanket of a sea fog that rolled in and shrouded the Sydney coastline before slowly burning off to produce a stunning spring day. In chilly conditions due to the temperature inversion, the IRC division 1 grand prix fleet lined up for the regatta opener in a respectable 12-14 knot sea breeze. Stephen Ainsworth’s Reichel Pugh 63 Loki let its waterline length and top notch crew work do the talking as they put plenty in the bank for the first two nautical mile windward beat - and never looked back....

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  • 28 Nov 2009 17:38:00
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All New Zealand Podium Finish in the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship

Josh Junior and his crew of Matthew Steven and Chris Jones, representing Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, have won the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship in convincing style....

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  • 27 Nov 2009 16:45:00
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SSORC: Fresh nor’wester set to settle the best

Saturday’s forecast 15-25 knot nor’westerly breeze and high temps will well and truly iron out any wrinkles when the two fleets contesting this weekend’s Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship, hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club for the 32nd time, take up position in Sydney Harbour....

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  • 27 Nov 2009 09:23:00
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Perfect conditions to decide the finals

Josh Junior, representing Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, finished the round robin stages in first place, and he elected to sail against Scott Burling (RNZYS) in the first of the semis (Stage four), leaving William Tiller (RNZYS) and Will Mackenzie (CYCA) to battle out the other semi final....

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  • 26 Nov 2009 16:18:00
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CYCA’s Will Mackenzie sits in amongst the Kiwis in the Musto International Youth Match Racing

Will Mackenzie and his crew of Will Parker and Hamish Hardy representing the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia consolidated their position and finished the round robin stages in third place with 7 wins and only 2 losses today in the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship....

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  • 25 Nov 2009 20:04:00
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Tight at the top of the leader board on day one of Musto International Youth Match Racing

With many of the races very close and penalties being carried to the last down wind run, boats were engaging in some spectacular down wind gibing duels in an effort to wipe off penalties before the finish line....

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  • 24 Nov 2009 21:55:00
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Start to Set Harbour Alight

The spotlight is well and truly on the impending line honours tussle as Bob Oatley’s Reichel Pugh 100, Wild Oats XI, is prepped for an unprecedented five in a row, the mighty Sydney maxi edging closer to Morna/Kurrewa’s all-time record of seven non-consecutive titles. The difference this year is that the current race record holder is not the only standout big boat in the pack....

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  • 24 Nov 2009 16:24:00
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