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Fast & furious: A swag of records tumbled in a sleigh ride south but as Di Pearson reports, the race for line honours ended in the protest room. Feb 1, 2018 325
The Contenders. Dec 1, 2017 4553
Treasure hunters. Dec 1, 2017 1474
John 'Messo' Messenger. Dec 1, 2017 852
Light refreshment. Oct 1, 2017 298
Magnetic attraction: Southern raiders plundered much of the divisional silverware at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week. Oct 1, 2017 319
Change of pace. Oct 1, 2017 1168
Fast lane. Aug 1, 2017 1520
Graeme Frizzle' Freeman. Aug 1, 2017 653
Ikonic performance: Kirwan Robb and his Ikon38 crew from Victoria proved the outstanding team at the inaugural Yoti Sydney 38 OD International Championship. Apr 1, 2017 580
POINTS DECISION: A lifelong dream--DI PEARSON reports on Rupert Henry and his crew's exceptional performance to clinch the Blue Water Pointscore. Feb 1, 2017 567
REMAKING HISTORY. Feb 1, 2017 2458
Big boats small Harbour. Dec 1, 2016 883
Yachts to watch. Dec 1, 2016 4409
Foreign raiders. Dec 1, 2016 1101
light airs duel: Jim Delegat's Volvo 70 Giacomo was back in the harbour first in the Flinders Islet Race, but it was Chinese Whisper that scooped overall honours in a Flinders "lite" version of what can be a challenging short offshore race. Oct 1, 2016 588
DOUBLE ACT. Oct 1, 2016 1827
Talent Driven: He comes from an extremely well-credentialed sailing family, but Harry Price is forging his own identity and is demonstrating he has what it takes to reach the sport's highest echelons. Oct 1, 2016 698
Hobart Countdown: The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has pushed past its 65th entry for the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, soon after Tasmanian first-timer Richard Grant, owner of the Knoop 39, CROMARTY MAGELLAN, was recognised as the 50th entry. Oct 1, 2016 425
Winter's send-off: The winners have been announced after another drifter in the Land Rover Winter Series. Aug 1, 2016 356
Popularity test: Entries close for the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race with near record numbers. Aug 1, 2016 762
Airlie appeal: An action packed program for Airlie Beach Race Week is planned and has so far attracted entries from almost every state in Australia, and abroard. Aug 1, 2016 492
Excitement builds: Internationals are among early Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entries. Aug 1, 2016 460
Off to a roaring start: The Great Veterans and Ladies Day races heralded a successful start to the Land Rover Winter Series. Jun 1, 2016 727
Plain sailing: Smiles grew as the skies cleared and the breeze kicked in just in time for the first race of the Land Rover Winter Series. Jun 1, 2016 798
North facing: It's set to be a family affair as UBS Wile Thing returns to the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. Jun 1, 2016 724
Off to a flying start: summer has flown by and now competitors are looking forward to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Land Rover Winter Series, which kicks off with the Great Veterans and Ladies Day races on Sunday 24 April--and online entry is now open. Apr 1, 2016 610
She's unstoppable: it was a clean sweep for balance after she smashed the Sydney Newcastle Race record in February. Apr 1, 2016 611
Doing double time: one more-no more took out the PHS and IRC wins in the Grant Thornton Short Haul Series. Apr 1, 2016 615
Spring tide: Airlie Beach Race Week is once again welcoming guests and competitors to the Whitsundays for sailing and onshore events from 11 to 18 August. Apr 1, 2016 541
True blue: one of Australia's most respected ocean racing yachtsmen, Roger Hickman, passed away peacefully in Sydney following a short battle with cancer. Apr 1, 2016 1455
Hanging in the balance: 2015 has proven to be Paul Clitheroe's year, taking out first place in the Blue Water Point Score with his yacht Balance. Cover story Feb 1, 2016 388
Winners take all: Ichi Ban and Flying Cloud have claimed the CYCA Trophy-Passage Series. Feb 1, 2016 822
Rising above: in a race that tested crews to their limits and saw many retire, it was above all, perseverance that called in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht. Feb 1, 2016 2681
Wild at heart: Wild Rose won the heartbreaker Newcastle Bass Island Race. Dec 1, 2015 477
Rising stars: a David and Goliath battle waged for 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. Oct 1, 2015 1400
Winning finale: a challenging final race ended a fantastic week of sailing at Airlie Beach Race Week in August. Oct 1, 2015 1271
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht race entries open: the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has released the Notice of Race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Oct 1, 2015 889
Sailing twin's legacy: the CYCA advises the death of Patricia Warn, a 59-year member, who passed away on Monday, 27 April aged 85. Jun 1, 2015 803
Balancing act: Paul Clitheroe is a Yachtsman and financial analyst, who says there's more likeness to money and sailing than most would expect. Jun 1, 2015 1307
Clean sweep: Psaltis has won as Farren-Price collected a fifth OPS title. Apr 1, 2015 370
Cyrene 3 final winner: Cyrene 3 claimed spoils in the Grant Thornton Short Haul Pointscore. Apr 1, 2015 402
Sun comes out for Sydney regatta: the weather turned bright for the 10th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Regatta. Apr 1, 2015 1379
Revamp for Airlie: the onshore program at Airlie Beach Race Week will receive a makeover for 2015. Apr 1, 2015 335
Born to ride. Apr 1, 2015 1356
A walk on the wild side: with an eighth line honours Victory by Wild Oats XI and an overall win taken by Wild Rose, the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart teemed with tough competition amongst the 117 starters to make the historic Voyage South. Feb 1, 2015 1956
Competition runs high for racers: a close match in the CYCA Trophy-passage series saw local, interstate and international entries take to the water. Feb 1, 2015 730
Grand slam: ADA Celestial's final placing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart has sealed the triple-crown deal. Feb 1, 2015 340
Big Boat Challenge turns 21: the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge will celebrate its 21st birthday on Tuesday 9 December 2014. Dec 1, 2014 805
Trygve Halvorsen: an ocean racing legend has passed away aged 94. Dec 1, 2014 759
Don Mickleborough: Mickleborough declares last drinks. Dec 1, 2014 989
Northward bound: Wild Oats XI and Celestial emphatically took line and overall honours respectively in the 384-nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in July, but the race record stayed intact. Oct 1, 2014 1983
The Patrician. Oct 1, 2014 1624
Hobart rendezvous. Oct 1, 2014 993
Hicko's Rose: an eternal passion for sailing has remained a fulfilling one for Roger Hickman, who continues to squeeze the best from his veteran yacht wild rose, with a well-balanced male and female amateur crew, together forging an indestructible alliance. Aug 1, 2014 1442
Jewel in the crown. Jun 1, 2014 1400
Spectacular sailing on Sydney Harbour. Apr 1, 2014 987
Seventh heaven: the 2013 rolex sydney hobart will long be remembered for its 22 international entries, 15 new boats, stars from olympics, america's cups and volvo ocean races, the clipper yachts having their first shot, the high level of competition in the 94-strong fleet and an historic seventh line honours win by wild oats xi. Feb 1, 2014 2273
Midnight strikes: New sails help midnight bambler win citga trophy series. Feb 1, 2014 918
Mickleborough's corner: the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and friends honoured Don, Mickleborough on 9 August, with the naming and unveiling of a plaque reading 'Mickleborough's Corner', now placed where Mickleborough has held court with his sailing mates for some years. Oct 1, 2013 296
Call of the wild: wild thing finds pot of gold at end of the rainbow and BRAN NEW wins her first major title in the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. In one of the slowest races on record. The Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race was challenging and exciting. With both line and overall honours going down, to the wire. Oct 1, 2013 2085
Southern Excellence: at the helm of Southern Excellence II, previously Matt Allen's Ichi Ban, Andrew Wenham has his eye on the upcoming season's offshore prizes, and he's taking the family along for the ride, writes Di Pearson. Interview Aug 1, 2013 1249
Slot machine: Jason Van Der Slot is a calm crusader in the sport of yachting. Native to Tasmania, the now Victorian-based yachtsman has made his mark with a string of impressive podium performances with not one but two TP52s in his chase for racing silverware. Now he has upped the ante with a hot, new 'slot machine' with a pedigree of ocean miles in its wake. Interview Jun 1, 2013 1306
Triple threat. Feb 1, 2013 1856
The ones to watch: the outcome of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is always tough to predict and this year's race is no exception. There are new entries to take on the favourites, and new owners helmsmen, navigators and boat modifications to add to the mix. Di Pearson gives a rundown of the yachts to watch. Dec 1, 2012 2469
Top three smash race record: it was white-knuckle sailing much of the way, but the same southerly wind that brought waves over the bow also sent the boats up the coast faster than ever before. Oct 1, 2012 266
Battle of the Beneteaus: light airs and a slow start didn't dampen the spirits of the fleet of Beneteaus that took their places at the top of the leaderboard. Oct 1, 2012 399
A red-hot winter: the Audi Winter Series 2012 will be remembered as one of the best in recent history, reports Di Pearson. Aug 1, 2012 975
Sydney stunner: interstate entries, new designs, one-designs and some outstanding victories were the hallmarks of the seventh edition of the Sydney Harbour Regatta, sailed on the weekend of 10-11 March, both on the famous Harbour and offshore. Apr 1, 2012 1325
Double time: Sydney yachtsman Julian Farren-Price has won the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Ocean Pointscore Series(OPS) under both IRC and PHS categories, following more top results with his Cookson 12, about time, concluding with the big-breeze Lion Island race sailed in mid March. Apr 1, 2012 1488
Sweet victory: victoire ends the year with blue water pointscore victory. Feb 1, 2012 808
A battle loyal: a spellbinding 2011 rolex sydney hobart boiled over when two super maxis battled for line honours all the way to hobart and created one of the closest finishes ever - ending in shock for one and drama for the other. Feb 1, 2012 2309
Long road to Hobart: taking the Tattersall's Trophy is the ultimate accolade for a devoted Ocean Racer. Loki's victorious skipper Stephen Ainsworth tells Di Pearson how he did it. Feb 1, 2012 1212
A matter of seconds: rolex trophy victories for old school and transfusion. Feb 1, 2012 475
The long Haul to Gold Coast glory: race gift wrapped for birthday girl Living Doll, writes Di Pearson. Oct 1, 2011 2300
Flower power: Roger Hickman's wild rosemay be entering her autumnal years but she proved her quality in the Newcastle race. Jun 1, 2011 676
Victorian rule: Melbourne yachts took the fight to the locals in the Rolex Trophy Rating series. Feb 1, 2011 259
Italian job: Nerone trounced the opposition at the Rolex Trophy Series. Feb 1, 2011 296
Bass Strait battle: the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart saw 18 yachts retire in brutal seas, but it was the small print of the sailing rulebook, not the big waves of Bass Strait, that almost cost Wild Oats XI a fifth line honours victory. Di Pearson reports. Feb 1, 2011 1476
Gather ye rosebuds: Ray Roberts has raced to Hobart 19 times, edging close to victory but never securing the coveted Tatersall's Cup. Now with a former Race winner in his possession, could 2010 be his year? Aug 1, 2010 1078
Upwind battles: Yendys was the overall winner in a gruelling race, but Quest was crowned Blue Water champion. Apr 1, 2010 1051
Cawse for celebration: Dick Cawse's Vanguard finishes in front. Brief article Apr 1, 2010 266
Audi Victoria Week: four hundred and forty one yachts and over 4,400 competitors, sailing across 19 classes and divisions, sailed at Audi Victoria Week at the Docklands and in Geelong in January. Feb 1, 2010 1013
Quest's Cabbage Tree Island win spoils Loki's trifecta: despite Loki's record breaking run in the cabbage tree island race, Bob Steel's Quest arrive d at the Sydney Harbour finish line in time to take overall honours in the race, denying Stephen Ainsworth his wished-for race trifecta. Dec 1, 2009 521
Rod Jones wins Audi IRC Australian Championship for a second time. Oct 1, 2009 355
Wild man of the West ups the Limit: larger-than-life West Australian skipper Alan Brierty will set out for Hobart on the newest yacht in the fleet--his latest Limit. Dec 1, 2008 1208
A bigger, better Skandia Geelong Week. Feb 1, 2008 877
Inaugural Audi IRC championship goes to Queenslander: Queensland yachtsman Rod Jones scored his first major Australian yachting win in August when he and the Alegria crew sailed to an unassailable victory in the inaugural Audi IRC Championship. Interview Oct 1, 2007 986
Life's good: this successful baby boomer found yachting a rewarding personal challenge--and a chance to give something back. Interview Aug 1, 2007 1489
Q & A with Lindsay May on Hobart win: Lindsay May is a 34 year Sydney Hobart veteran and winning skipper of the 2006 Rolex Sydney Hobart with the famous 1973 built Love & War. Interview Feb 1, 2007 1677
Hobart veterans honoured: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race veterans were honoured at a special function at the cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Dec 1, 2006 711
Sir James Hardy Sunshine Homes Regatta. (Onshore). Brief Article Feb 1, 2002 279

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