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Archive for September, 2016

2.4 racing abandoned at Rio day 2

2.4 racing abandoned at Rio day 2

The unpredictable nature of sailing reared its head in Guanabara Bay on day two of the Rio 2016 Paralympic sailing regatta with only one race apiece for the Skud 18s and Sonars and racing for the 2.4s abandoned on the first windward leg. Tasmanian Matt Bugg had a brilliant start in the 2.4s and was […]

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Matt Bugg firmly on road to Rio gold

Matt Bugg firmly on road to Rio gold

The 2016 Paralympic Games gets underway in Rio this Thursday with our Australian sailors in action early next week. With a full Australian Sailing Team line-up, our Paralympians will be represented in all three classes with the SKUD18 team, Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch,  defending their 2012 London Gold Medal. Paralympic Sailing starts on Tuesday […]

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Export Roo’s great fifth in SB20 Worlds

Export Roo’s great fifth in SB20 Worlds

Australia, notably Hobart, has asserted itself at the top level of international sailing in the SB20 one-design sportsboat class with the outstanding performances of Flirtatious and Export Roo at the Cascais SB20 Worlds in Portugal. Chris Dare’s Flirtatious from Sorrento Sailing Club finished fourth overall, just three points ahead of the Royal Yacht Club of […]

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Fresh breeze to finish DSS Winter Series

Fresh breeze to finish DSS Winter Series

Winter yacht racing on Hobart’s River Derwent came to a lively end today, with the Derwent Sailing Squadron/Cascade Winter Series fifth and final race being sailed in a strong 26 knot nor’wester that created some havoc among the fleet. The sports boat Temptation (Steve Harrison) had a man overboard situation and several other keelboats and […]

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Export Roo hopping at SB20 Worlds

Export Roo hopping at SB20 Worlds

River Derwent SB20 fleet representative Export Roo has jumped from fifth to third overall overnight, day two of the Cascais SB20 World Championship off the coast of Portugal. Skippered by Michael Cooper with his crew of RYCT Commodore Matthew Johnston and David Chapman, Export Roo sailed consistently for placings of 3-11-4 in the tricky 14-18 […]

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