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Black Betty from Western Australia has won the Elite Racing Series at the Festival of Sails. Credit Guido Brandt

Festival of Sails: Whoa Black Betty

Just days ago West Australian boat Black Betty was largely unknown outside her home state. Today the 42-footer is deemed a major player on the grand prix circuit after the crew from across the country took out the elite racing series at the Festival of Sails....

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  • 27 Jan 2014 19:00:00
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JANUARY 2014

OAMs for Australian Olympic gold medallists in Australia Day honours

Australian Olympians Tom Slingsby, Mat Belcher, Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, along with paralympian Dan Fitzgibbon, have received the Medal of the Order of Australian (OAM) for services to sport in the 2014 Australia Day honours list. ...

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  • 27 Jan 2014 10:00:00
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Australia Day honours to Gretel II, Brindabella, About Time

Gretel II, the famous Australian America’s Cup challenger of more than 44 years ago, produced another fine sailing effort in yesterday’s 178th Australia Day Regatta on Sydney Harbour, taking line and handicap honours in the Classic 1 division...

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  • 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00
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Photo Gallery: 178th Australia Day Regatta

Photographer Howard Wright from Image Professional Photography was on hand to capture all the action of the 178th Australia Day Regatta...

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  • 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00
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Sailing hero inspires fourth successful national title

Even in his absence sailing hero Lou Abrahams has proven unbeatable, inspiring his Sydney 38 Challenge crew to their fourth national title win at the Festival of Sails. ...

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  • 26 Jan 2014 20:00:00
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Sailing's elite helm debutants to success

Debutant yachts Patrice and Ichi Ban are bringing their older counterparts to their knees in the grand prix racing series at the Festival of Sails, claiming two spots on the podium on the second day of racing...

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  • 25 Jan 2014 19:00:00
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Famous yachts to race in 178th Australia Day Regatta

Several of Australia’s most famous racing yachts will line up in next Sunday’s 178th Australia Day Regatta on Sydney Harbour while many prominent offshore racers will contest the traditional Australia Day race from Sydney to Botany Bay and return...

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  • 19 Jan 2014 18:00:00
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Tony Kirby increases insurance cover on Patrice ahead of Festival of Sails

Patrice skipper Tony Kirby had to adjust the yacht’s insurance policy, not because it crashed out of its debut Sydney Hobart with hull damage. Rather he anticipated it would record break-neck speeds at events including Geelong’s Festival of Sails starting next week...

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  • 14 Jan 2014 15:00:00
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Transfusion’s landslide NSW Farr 40 state title win

Guido Belgiorno-Nettis’ Transfusion governed the Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 NSW State Title from the outset and after two final races on Sydney Harbour today was declared state champion in a landslide victory...

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  • 12 Jan 2014 19:00:00
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Exile crowned IRC and PHS winner in the Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta

Rob Reynold’s DK46 Exile has won the IRC division in the 2014 Club Marine Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta, six points ahead of the Hudson/Lockley/Murphy Pretty Woman as the regatta drew to a close today in Coffs Harbour, hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. ...

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  • 07 Jan 2014 19:00:00
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