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Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day

A second and final set of medal winning performances brought the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup -Melbourne to a close on Sunday December 14.
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Final day at the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

The breeze returned to Port Phillip early on the final day of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne and Sail Melbourne for the Medal races for six classes and final races for the Invited classes.
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Early Christmas presents for ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists

The first day of Medal Racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne produced gold medallists in half of the Olympic classes and the Paralympic divisions announced their series winners.
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International Optimist partnerships build fleet of future champions

Heading out on Port Phillip this week are 106 young, enthusiastic, noisy, International Optimist sailors drawn from around the globe.
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Day six at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne

Strong northerly winds are buffeting Sandringham Yacht Club and Port Phillip is a sea of white caps on the first day of Medal racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne.
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Top ten prepare for Port Phillip showdown

Ed Wright didn’t put a Finn foot wrong, Nathan Outteridge went off the boil and finished his first 49er race out of the top three, and the Agerup twins from Norway moved up to be equal top of the 49erFX leaderboard.
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Family affair for young Papua New Guinea Laser sailors

A tight group of five young Papua New Guinean (PNG) Laser sailors are stepping up their 2015 Pacific Games competition program using this week’s ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne. PNG is one of 33 countries represented at the important Oceanic event, the largest Olympic sailing regatta in the southern hemisphere
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Day five at the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

The clouds have been sent packing from Port Phillip leaving a stunning summer’s day and an outlook of E-SE 15- 20 knots tending S-SE. Off host club for the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, Sandringham Yacht Club, the sea is calm.
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Extreme sailing moves to Melbourne

When Mother Nature is feeling cantankerous sailors feel the effects more than a lot of athletes. Day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne produced the most thrilling action yet off the front of Sandringham Yacht Club, and the most drama.
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ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, Canadian sailor’s determination has led her to Melbourne and the SKUD18 class

Canadian Tracy Schmitt is super excited to be racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne as a first-time skipper in the SKUD18 class, apparently the largest class gathering outside a world championship or Paralympic Games.
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Day four at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne

The local Fawkner Beacon weather observation is showing a 22 knot SSE breeze gusting up to 26 and a quick local shower has sent ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne sailors, particularly the young Opti competitors, still in the boat park scurrying for cover."
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Turtled and jelly-fished on day three at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne

First session competitors at ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne spent much of day three tweaking boats, on their phones and chatting around the boat park at Sandringham Yacht Club. The late session arrived to rig up when the bulk of the early session still had the park brake on, drifting around on Port Phillip until their class AP flag eventually came down.
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Day three at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne

The 33 country flags flying at Sandringham Yacht Club are gently fluttering, heralding a slower start to day three at the week-long ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, the first stop of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series.
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Record impressive workforce delivers sixth international ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

There is an impressive volunteer workforce driving the delivery of the sixth ISAF Sailing World – Melbourne and the 21st Sail Melbourne Invited Classes regatta.
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Cool, crystal clear Melbourne day for Olympic fleets

Shifty conditions and a cool and crystal clear Melbourne day greeted all the Olympic events racing off Sandringham Yacht Club on day two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne. Southerly winds 8-10 knots built late in the day to 16 knots, a more true local summer sea breeze.
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The Long Road From A Broken Heart

Jeremy Scott was born with a huge hole in his aorta valve that cruelly denied him the opportunity to live the life of a normal healthy child. Although surgeons discovered the defect when he was two years old, they didn’t want to operate until he was four as they feared he wouldn’t be strong enough to survive the procedure. His Open Heart Surgery was carried out by renowned surgeon Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes and it turned out to be a huge success.
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Day two at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne

South to sou’westerly winds 10-15 knots locally reaching up to 20 knots this afternoon means some thrilling action is on the cards later in the day at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne.
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Australian Sailing Team and Nautica announce Melanoma Patients Australia Partnership

The Australian Sailing Team (AST), in conjunction with Nautica®, are proud to announce their partnership with Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA),…
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Opening day the perfect ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne entrée

The ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne opened on Port Phillip for the 21st time today. A dry day with cool southerly winds 8-14 knots and reasonably calm water created the perfect entrée before the main dish, which starts tomorrow, Tuesday December 9, 2014.
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ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne comes of age

Commodore of Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) Kate Mitchell declared the 21st ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne officially open when she frightened the bejesus out of competitors and officials gathered at this morning’s briefing by firing the tiny gold canon with the surprisingly loud blast.
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Laser tom-tom heralds ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

Laser sailors called Tom who took their sailing baby steps in Gosford seem a potent mixture when it comes to present-day world sailing domination. Tom Slingsby grabbed gold in London two years ago. Now 24-year old Tom Burton is top of the ISAF rankings for the one person dinghy, and very much on the Australian selectors’ radar for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.
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Australian Olympic medallists headline ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne

The Australian Sailing Team and Squad will kick-off the 2015 ISAF World Cup season at next week’s ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, the premium sailing event for Olympic classes in the southern hemisphere. The ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne will kick start the 2015 series with racing scheduled to take place from 8-14 December 2014 in Port Phillip Bay.

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Port Phillip sailing arena almost open

The clock is ticking down to the start of the Southern Hemisphere’s leading internationally graded Olympic event, the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. Early arrivals have spent their days acclimatising to Melbourne’s weather and testing out Port Phillip’s sailing conditions.
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First Abu Dhabi, ISAF Sailing World Cup Medals

The first medals have been decided at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Flying high at the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

All the big Australian names in the Olympic sailing sphere are heading to Melbourne next month for the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, the leading internationally graded sailing event for Olympic classes in the southern hemisphere.
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Spectacular Opening Day Show in Abu Dhabi

The opening day of racing at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates has been described as spectacular, fantastic and perfect.
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Abu Dhabi to Offer New Challenge as Practice Racing Concludes

With practice now over the sailors competing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi are expecting a new challenge and test to come from the waters off of the stunning Corniche.
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Abu Dhabi Excitement for ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Sailors

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is an exciting new adventure for the Olympic sailors with new challenges and a new culture to engage with.
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Australian Olympic gold medallist and former Australian Sailing Team athlete Malcolm Page has been named Chef de Mission of the…

Australian Olympic gold medallist and former Australian Sailing Team athlete Malcolm Page has been named Chef de Mission of the 2015 Australian Pacific Games Team.
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World #1 Mat Belcher and Will Ryan gunning for gold at inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi

World Champion crew of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan as well as World Championship Silver medallist Tom Burton, the current ISAF World Rankings #1 crews in the Men’s 470 and Laser classes, are aiming for gold at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this week (27-30 November 2014).
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Abu Dhabi ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 'Experience of a Lifetime'

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha.
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Talented Finn Pack for Abu Dhabi ISAF Sailing World Cup Final

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Finn fleet is made up of some exceptional talent with Great Britain's Ed Wright and Pieter Jan Postma (NED) coming in to Abu Dhabi, UAE with good form.
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Finn fight looming on Port Phillip

Two English born Finn sailors, one coach and student, will draw swords at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in December on Port Phillip. Both are gunning for national team selection and a chance to represent their country at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Ed Wright sailing for Great Britain and Oli Tweddell representing Australia, where he’s lived for the past decade.
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HIGH OCTANE 49ER AND 49ERFX RACING EXPECTED FOR ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP FINAL

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates will see high octane racing in the 49er and 49erFX with the leading lights of the skiff world heading to the Emirati capital.
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$5000 Cash to Splash with Club Marine

For boat owners, what better way to start the coming boating season than with an extra $5000 cash to splash this summer. The possibilities are endless, from lashing out on new fishing gear, to overhauling the sails, upgrading the outboard or maybe a boatload of new water toys the whole family can enjoy.
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Dual Olympian Krystal Weir announces her retirement from Olympic Sailing

Weir won a World Championship in 2004 as well as seven national and three ISAF World Cup titles throughout her Olympic sailing career in the Laser Radial class.
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ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year, Olympic medalists, world champions and a Volvo Ocean Race superstar are on their way to Abu Dhabi,

ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year, Olympic medalists, world champions and a Volvo Ocean Race superstar are on their way to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final.
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Extended Optimist family heading to Melbourne

The Optimist fleet at this year’s ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne has rocketed to major international status with the inclusion of representative squads attending from China and New Zealand, to challenge the estimated 100 Australian entries.
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ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy Awarded To David Kellett

David Kellett (AUS) has been awarded the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy, which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing.
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Australian Sailors recognised at 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards

Australian James Spithill has taken out the prestigious 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award in Palma de Mallorca, Spain overnight. Spithill becomes just the third Australian to take out the title, alongside Australian Sailing Team's fellow 2014 nominee and winner in 2013, Mathew Belcher and Tom Slingsby in 2010.
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