Australia's Spike Doriean dead - Rambler sails in his honour

 
 
 

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07 Apr 2010





































 

The international sailing world was stunned yesterday by the news of the sudden death of Peter ‘Spike' Doriean, 38, one of Australia's best known professional sailors and one of the nicest guys any of us have had the privilege of sailing with.

Bellow is our initial report and more from the regatta organisers who spoke to the Rambler crew. We will publish more over the next few days.



Peter ‘Spike' Doriean dead -Rambler crew sails in his honour
Sail-World.com,
The international sailing world was stunned by the news of the sudden death yesterday of Peter ‘Spike' Doriean, 38, one of Australia's best known professional sailors and one of the nicest guys any of us have had the privilege of sailing with. His Rambler crew have decided to sail... [more]
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French Match Cup - A Big Challenge - A Great Field
YANMAR Racing Media,
The first event of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour; Match Race France, will start in Marseille tomorrow morning and the only multi-season winner on the circuit, Australian Peter Gilmour, has labeled this event as ‘challenging' for his YANMAR Racing team.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans Announces Newest Skipper
Tim Kelly,
Australian yachtsman Garry Golding has become the latest sailor to sign up for the world's oldest solo sailing challenge – the Velux 5 Oceans.... [more]
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WMRT - Innovating and pushing the boundaries of TV production
ValenciaSailing,
Top European website Valenciasailing.com writes of innovative developments planned for the TV coverage of the World Match Racing Tour, this year: 'At the end of the day, match racing is a one-on-one battle, a gladiatorial-type of encounter between two sailors, two teams and the philosophy is to tell the story of the characters beyond narrating the simple story of the race.'... [more]
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Heavy weather batters Solo Tasman fleet
Lindsay Wright,
Four metre seas and gale force winds yesterday pounded the 12 skippers sailing the Fitzroy Yachts sponsored solo Tasman challenge yacht race to Mooloolaba. Bruce Arms, leading the fleet in Big Wave Rider reported that he was down to four reefs in the mainsail and had no other sail area up, to help his catamaran cope with the conditions.... [more]
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2010 Mandurah Easter Regatta Laser Report
Tristan Brown,
The 2010 Mandurah Easter Regatta was again hosted by MOFSC under the watchful eye of Kevin Luff and was a great event for all sailors in Western Australia including the Laser Fleets in all three classes.... [more]
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Australian Ashley Lane Leads Laser 4.7 Worlds
Pru Bennett,
Australia's Ashley Lane has asserted her position on top of the leader board after day 3 of the 2010 Laser 4.7 World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand. The Australian team enjoyed another fantastic day on the water for races 5 and 6. Conditions have remained consistent throughout the event and the Australian sailors remain consistently amongst the front pack.... [more]
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Huon Tasmanian Salmon Port Esperance Regatta
Steve Harrison,
Nathan McMillan's Laser Radial had a seven point win in the Boat Sales Tasmania/Franklin Marine Off-The-Beach series at the Huon Tasmanian Salmon Port Esperance Regatta over Easter. Oisin Stimson, in another Laser Radial was second with Matt Schofield's Mirror third in the yardstick series.... [more]
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All It Takes Is Patience For Tony Schofield
Steve Harrison,
Tony Schofield sailed his Tasman 26 to a comfortable win in the Woodbridge Hill Hideaway Cruising Series at the Huon Tasmanian Salmon Port Esperance Regatta over Easter.... [more]
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The Port of Yamba Yacht Club's 18th Annual Easter Regatta was a blast
Andrew Soesan,
The Port of Yamba Yacht Club's 18th Annual Easter Regatta was a huge success. We had exhilarating sailing weather, a popular new venue at the Yamba Marina thanks to Peter and Kay Sutton and plenty of yachts and fun-loving crew that came to compete and party afterwards. Twenty boats of all shapes and sizes with about ninety crew sailed over the three days on the mighty Clarence River in Northern... [more]
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Iconic Auckland sparmaker taken over by NZ Rigging
Cris Brodie and Sail-World,
After forty years in business iconic sparmaker Fostermasts, has been purchased by NZ Rigging. The Fostermasts name will continue with NZ Rigging, being a brand in its own right with many products familiar to those in the marine industry, they were also the importers of Profurl furling systems and NZ Rigging will continue to support this product.... [more]
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Shogun in a race with the clock to get to Sail Port Stephens
Jody O'brien,
Since dropping their mast just over five weeks ago, the Shogun team have been working overtime to get a new rig and be on the start line for the Yachting NSW IRC Championship at Sail Port Stephens. A brand new mast has been made by NZ Rigging, and 25 metres of gleaming brand new carbon fibre is on a cargo ship at Port Kembla, south of Sydney, waiting to be unloaded.... [more]
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Three Peaks Racing - Divisional Winners
Holly Ranson,
Every division winner in the 22nd annual Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race has been decided with the top five crews now finished.... [more]
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Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race - Winners
Holly Ranson,
Teamwork was the key to winning the 22nd Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race, according to the successful sailors and runners who ran to victory at four minutes to midnight on Easter Monday.... [more]
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SNG and GGYC agree to end 33rd America's Cup legal dispute
Alinghi Media and Sail-World,
A settlement agreement signed by representatives from Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) and Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) was filed today to the New York Supreme Court cancelling all pending litigation for the 33rd America's Cup. Both clubs have agreed to drop their respective claims and definitively close all legal disputes surrounding the 33rd America's Cup.... [more]
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Hi Fi adds IRC Overall to her Line Honours win

Neil Pryde's Hi Fi (HKG) held off several strong challenges from two TP52s for the IRC Overall win in the 2010 Rolex China Sea Race. This was after the boat clinched the Line Honours win yesterday morning.... [more]
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Tasmania Three Peaks - Runners arrive in Hobart
Holly Ranson,
Hobart's David Rees and his crew on Team Whistler sailed a tactical leg from Coles Bay on Tasmania's east coast today to be the first crew to arrive in their home city. They must now complete a 33km running leg up and down Mt Wellington to decide the winner of the 22nd annual event.... [more]
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Tasmanian crew win Dragon pre-worlds regatta
Peter Campbell,
Former world champion Nick Rogers and his crew of Leigh Behrens and Simon Burrows from Hobart, have pulled the Easter Bunny out the hat to win the significant pre-world regatta for the International Dragon class on Melbourne's Port Phillip.... [more]
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Solid Increase in Sail Port Stephens Fleet for 2010
Event Media,
Eighty three boats are set to compete across five different courses at Sail Port Stephens 2010, and with a few late entries still trickling in, organisers anticipate that the fleet could finish in the high eighties in the event's third year. After an exponential 160% increase in 2009, the projections for this year were for between 80 and 90 boats.... [more]
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Solo Tasman race skippers get slow send off
Lindsay Wright,
The 13 skippers competing in the 2010 Fitzroy Yachts Solo Tasman Challenge had a slow start from New Plymouth yesterday. Thousands of spectators thronged the foreshore as lack of wind left several of the fleet becalmed and others were forced to start their motors to avoid being set on the harbour breakwaters.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Queen of Sydney Harbour 2010 is Elizabeth Walsh
Frank Quealey,
The Australian 18 Footers Queen of the Harbour for 2010 is Elizabeth Walsh, who teamed with Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton in Gotta Love It 7 to win the coveted title on Sydney Harbour last Sunday.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone line honours win aims for record in 2011
Ian 'Stripey' Grant,
Peter Harburg's high performance Black Jack ocean racing crew promise to write their own chapter into the colourful 62 year history of the 308 nautical miles Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race in 2011.... [more]
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Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks - the fleet heads for Hobart
Holly Ranson,
The race to Hobart is well and truly on after a shake-up of the leading boats overnight. Southern Tasmanian catamaran Deguello has maintained a narrow lead but racing monohull and Tilman trophy entrant Team Whistler has used its oars to move into second place during the night's windless conditions.... [more]
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12ft Skiff National Championships - Garde wraps up the Series
Skiff Ed,
With another day of perfect results, Garde (Brett Hobson, Alex Johnson) has won the DB Schenker 12ft Skiff National championships... [more]
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Essence of victory in Tasmanian Sabre titles
Steven L Harrison,
Matt Westland sailed Essence to victory in the Eighty Options Tasmanian Sabre State Titles. The Eighty Options Tasmanian State Titles is the first state championships held at the Port Esperance Sailing Club in any class since 1961.... [more]
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Huon Tasmanian Salmon Port Esperance Regatta Temptation
Steven L Harrison,
John Tanton sailed the Thompson 7 Temptation to victory in the Huon Tasmanian Salmon Port Esperance Regatta in Dover over the Easter Weekend. Tanton had flown in from Melbourne to sail the borrowed Thompson 7 which he crewed with experienced B14 sailors.... [more]
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International Dragon Pre-Worlds Regatta - Closing in on the leaders
Peter Campbell,
Tasmanian champion Nick Rogers and his crew of Leigh Behrens and Simon Burrows have closed in on the Russian and German sailors who had dominated the first two days of the International Dragon Pre-Worlds Regatta on Melbourne's Port Phillip... [more]
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Canberra sailors dominate International 2.4 metre Nationals in Hobart
Peter Campbell,
Longtime champions in the International 2.4 metre class from Canberra filled the top three placings in the Australian championship sailed on the River Derwent over the Easter weekend... [more]
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Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race - Second sailing leg underway
Holly Ranson,
The first boats of the Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race fleet have arrived at Coles Bay, ending the second sailing leg.... [more]
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2010 Rolex China Sea Race - Hi Fi repeats line honours win
Regatta News,
Neil Pryde's Welbourne 52, Hi Fi was a familiar sight leading the fleet again and taking the Line Honours victory, crossing the finish line off Subic Bay, Philippines at 07:36:11 local time. Hi Fi's elapsed time of 67hrs, 26mins shaved close to four hours off their previous record, set in the 2008 race... [more]
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Aussie wins 2010 Swire Shipping Paper Tiger International Championship
Nickolas Radovanovic,
After three days of racing in light conditions at the 2010 Swire Shipping Paper Tiger Catamaran International Championships, in Napier, and with only one more race scheduled tomorrow, it is safe say that the team trophy is New Zealand's. However, once again an Australian, Ian Marcovitch from New South Wales, will be taking home the individual title.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour 2010 - YANMAR Racing aims for the top
YANMAR Racing Media,
While Adam Minoprio and his Emirates Team New Zealand crew skipped away with his Monsoon Cup double points victory to take the 2009 ISAF World Match Racing Championship, the group behind were close and the ten event 2010 championship is wide open.... [more]
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Australians dominate results on Day 2 at Laser 4.7 World Youth Champs
Pru Bennett,
Team coach, Traks Gordon could not have been happier with the results of members of the Australian Laser 4.7 Team. 'It feels like we have been here forever and it could be easy to think the end is near however the reality is we are only on day 2 of points. There is a lot of sailing remaining and we must remain focused and disciplined.'... [more]
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Sheltering yacht runs aground in entrance to Apollo Bay harbour
Sail-world,
The yacht Addiction, from the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, has run aground on Easter Sunday morning in the narrow entrance to Victoria's Apollo Bay harbour and has been washed into shallow water.... [more]
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North Enews
Julian Plante,
North Enews... [more]
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Melbourne to Port Fairy - Snapperazzi
John Curnow,
The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's penultimate race of the 2009/10 offshore season, is to the incredibly delightful town of Port Fairy in SW Victoria. It is a sensational location to get the camera out and snap away. In the process, the wind God, Huey, had also turned on a good, but super chilly, 12 to 20 knots out of the SSE for a lot of the trip, so the fleet barrelled along nicely.... [more]
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Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race Sunday morning update
Holly Ranson,
The pre-race favourite in the Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race has retired with equipment damage and crew fatigue. Westbury-Mersey Pharmacy, skippered by Devonport's Terry Travers, anchored in Binalong Bay on Tasmania's north-east coast overnight to assess a damaged halyard and broken steering compass. This morning the crew decided to retire from the race and head to St Helens.... [more]
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Lisa Blackwood's challenge at Int'l 2.4 metre Australian Championship
Peter Campbell,
Hobart yachtswoman Lisa Blackwood is challenging experienced class champions for the Australian title in the International 2.4 metre class yachts being sailed on the River Derwent from the Derwent Sailing Club this weekend... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone - Wedgetail the possible provisional winner
Ian Grant,
Brisbane to Gladstone. Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Ocean racing yachtsman Bill Wild is in a strong position to celebrate a popular win in Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race later today... [more]
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Rolex China Sea Race - Frontrunners close on the finish line
KPMS,
Rolex China Sea Race fleet has been making the most of a strong northeast breeze, force 6-7 (21-30 kts), ticking off the miles as they make their way toward the Philippine coast.... [more]
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Dragon Pre-Worlds: Russian husband and wife lead fleet on equal points
Pater Campbell,
International Dragon pre-Worlds: Nick Rogers is the leading Australian skipper after two days of competition holding fourth place overall astern of two Russians and a German. Russian husband and wife, Mikhail Muratov and Olga White, each skippering their own boats, are still equal on points after four of the scheduled eight races.... [more]
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Garde takes two more bullets at 12ft Skiff Australian titles
Skiff Ed,
Day two of the DB Schenker 12ft skiff Australian titles was intense. With two races scheduled for the day and the notorious Brisbane short sharp chop coming into its own because of the increasing wind, all crews except for one decided to use their third rigs.... [more]
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Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks update
Holly Ranson,
The leading boats in the Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race are off Tasmania's north-east coast and making quick progress toward Coles Bay. Conditions are providing a fast but tough windward leg, but are predicted to lighten as the fleet nears its destination.... [more]
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Good start for Australians at Laser 4.7 World Youth Championships
Pru Bennett,
The Australian Team at the 2010 Laser 4.7 World Youth Championships had a solid start on Day 1. Coach, Traks Gordon was pleased with yesterday's results and said 'Today laid the foundations of solid performance from all the Aussie sailors. There is a long way to go and the week will be a true physical and mental endurance test in trying conditions.'... [more]
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Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race - The race to Coles Bay is on!
Holly Ranson,
22nd Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race. The fleet's four leading boats have started the second sailing leg of the race after their runners conquered the 65km Mt Strzelecki run.... [more]
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ISAF release World Sailing Rankings for 31 March 2010
ISAF,
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 31 March 2010 have been released.... [more]
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Trofeo Princesa Sofía - Silver medal for Australian crew in Spain
Craig Heydon / Yachting Australia,
The Australian Women's Match Racing crew of Nicky Souter, Nina Curtis and Jessica Eastwell has won Silver at Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía, round three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup after losing a close, hard fought final in Palma,Spain.... [more]
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Brisbane to Gladstone race record safe for another year
Ian Grant,
Black Jack's Brisbane to Gladstone race record chase has been foiled. The wind lost intensity for a critical three hour period forcing her crew to accept that the record was safe for another year as they weathered Lady Elliot Island shortly before 3am.... [more]
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Garde wins Heat 1 of 12ft Skiff Australian Championship
Skiff Ed,
Garde (Brett Hobson, Alex Johnson) has won the first heat of the DB Schenker 12ft skiff Australian titles. Racing out of the Royal Queensland Yachting Squadron, the skiffs were faced with a shifting 15 to 20 knots from the south-east and a lumpy sea state.... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Medal race to Wright
Robert Deaves,
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Ed Wright wins Finns in Palma after thrilling medal race.... [more]
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Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race - Surprise even to the leader
Holly Ranson,
Hobart's John Brierley has surprised Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race supporters, organisers and even himself by skippering the first boat to arrive at the race's first stopover, Lady Barron on Flinders Island. The 98 nautical mile leg took the crew almost 15 hours to complete before setting down runners Allan Hood, also from Hobart, and Victorian Mal Grimmett.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia to receive redress
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World race: The gap between Qingdao and Jamaica Lightning Bolt at the finish line was less than 18 hours. Uniquely Singapore is expected to finish tomorrow. Spirit of Australia has formally requested redress of their average points for all races to date, equating to ten points.... [more]
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Images from Palma: Final day by Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon,
Top international photographer, Richard Langdon (GBR) was at the Princess Sofia Regatta, Palma and provided this gallery of images from the final day in which Britain and France won five medals each.... [more]
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Three winners on opening day of 2.4 metre Nationals
Peter Campbell,
Three different winners emerged from today's opening races in the Australian championship for the International 2.4 metre class, sailed on Hobart's River Derwent... [more]
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Melbourne to Port Fairy- Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal
John Curnow,
The crews competing in the annual Melbourne to Port Fairy race have pledged a total of $1500. Well done. It's a bit of a tradition for the Easter time race, much like how the Boxing Day Test scores get broadcast after the radio skeds, during the races heading South in Summer.... [more]
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Australian crews head to final day in Spain with medals on their minds
Craig Heydon,
Australian crews will compete for two medals on the final day of round three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Spain with Nicky Souter into the Women's Match Racing Final and Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page heading into the 470 men's medal race in third position.... [more]
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Finn Focus at Palma - Gaspic takes narrow lead into medal race
Robert Deaves,
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre. Changeable and shifting winds plagued the fleets on the final qualification day with the Finns only managing two more races. Regatta leader Rafa Trujillo (ESP) struggled across the finish line in 12th place to lose his overall lead for the first time. And things only got worse for him in race seven. He finished the day in fourth place overall.... [more]
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Vance's back-to-back West Australian Cherub State Champions
Cameron Rule,
Steve and Blake Vance (Perth Dinghy Sailing Club) on Serenity Now have convincingly secured their second state title winning 6 of 8 heats. Like their brothers Steve and Blake have now moved on to 14 foot skiffs and will surely give the fleet a run for their money.... [more]
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Dream start for 2010 Fitzroy Yachts Solo Tasman Challenge today
Lindsay Wright,
Taranaki looks like turning on a dream start for the 13 skippers sailing the 2010 Fitzroy Yachts Solo Tasman Challenge tomorrow. The yachts are due to cross the start line at Port Taranaki at 1pm, sail around a buoy placed off the wind wand and begin the 1300nm (2400 km) course towards Mooloolaba and forecasters are predicting 10 – 15 knot south easterly winds for the start.... [more]
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Potential Paralympic sailors racing in Hobart
Peter Campbell,
Greg Hyde and Matthew Bugg, two potential Paralympics sailors for the London Games in 2012, will be competing in Hobart this weekend in the International 2.4 metre class Australian championships. Hyde, from Sydney, is a past Olympic sailor in windsurfers, while Matthew Bugg has returned to competitive sailing five years after a snow-boarding accident...... [more]
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