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  • 9 September 2008

    The 19th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concluded on Saturday with the announcement of the winners. The Race Committee waited for the wind off Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda until 1345, but the light and shifty breeze failed to reach more than an average of 2 knots, forcing racing to be abandoned. Overall victory went […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Almost 600 of the world’s experts in tropical biology and conservation have called on the Australian Government to reconsider the extended port development at Abbot Point, out of concern for the future of the Great Barrier Reef. The 51st annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) has issued a declaration on […]

  • 29 August 2008

    Britain’s podium-topping sailors were today welcomed home to London, and to the news that leading long-term investments provider Skandia has confirmed its continued support of the British sailing team for the next four years. Skandia Team GBR, the British sailing team in the Olympic and Paralympic Classes, was honoured at London County Hall, with Ben […]

  • 23 October 2007

    By 7AM this morning five more yachts had crossed the finish line of the 28th Rolex Middle Sea Race. British yacht Nisida led the minor charge finishing just before midnight, whilst Martin Scicluna’s Air Malta Falcon (MLT) completed the course just before seven. In between came the Swiss boat Tai Shan, Elusive Medbank and finally […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Korean Register to provide IHM services across the NSC Group’s fleet.

  • 12 September 2008

    Day two of the Rolex Swan Cup saw the different divisions take very different routes. The Swan Maxis went on a hefty 30 nautical mile sail up and down Bomb Alley using the Island of Spargi as a leeward turning mark, whereas the Classics undertook a shorter, 24 nm stroll venturing into the channel as […]

  • 10 July 2007

    Team Boskalis Heemskerk/Tentij (NED) took the lead after the first three races of the F18 open European Championship. Mourniac/Citeau (FRA) are in second place and Styles/Crawford (GBR) in third of the eighty-boat fleet.

  • 15 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The head of North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) stated that the Great Barrier Reef is not under threat by proposed port development. In an opinion piece (see below), NQBP chief executive Brad Fish says port operations and shipping in the marine park are well regulated and the scale of the activity is minor compared to […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The peak representative body for Queensland’s minerals and energy exporters has acknowledged the federal and state governments for taking determined and balanced steps towards reviving investment and community confidence in one of the nation’s economic pillars. Welcoming release by the respective governments of strategic assessment reports into the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park and […]

  • 3 July 2008

    The Rolex Commodores’ Cup took on a different complexion today both in terms of the racing and the weather. The offshore race set sail at 10.30 from the Royal Yacht Squadron line off Cowes, but rather than the welcome sunny 10-20 knot conditions of the past two days was in three to five knots of […]

  • 25 October 2007

    The Rolex Middle Sea Race 2007 just refuses to draw to a close. This exceptional race that has witnessed many different stories of success and misfortune has almost taken on a life of its own. Windsong (GBR), Nord Star (RUS) and Muzyka (ITA) all finished last night between 2AM and 2.50AM. This leaves one yacht […]

  • 3 July 2006

    The Ericsson Racing Team was the first monohull to cross the finish line today in the Eurocard Round Gotland Race, Sweden, confirming her status as the fastest monohull entry. Under the leadership of Neal McDonald (GBR), she competed with many of the race crew who sailed the Volvo Ocean Race on her, together with Technical […]

  • 23 August 2007

    World Championship victory was finally claimed by world # 1 women’s match racer Claire LEROY (FRA) and there is no surprise that she stays firmly at the top of the rankings. Ian WILLIAMS (GBR) is also holding firm and three more podium positions at ISAF Grade WC regattas sees him extend his lead yet further.

  • 24 October 2007

    By the early hours of this morning, two more yachts had finished the 2007 Rolex Middle Sea Race bringing the number of finishers up to thirteen. Four yachts remain on the course. Nord Star (RUS), Windsong (GBR) and Muzyka (ITA) are in a close bunch doing 8-9 knots halfway between Lampedusa and Malta. The last […]

  • 18 June 2008

    The Royal London Yacht Club (RLYC) has launched a Performance Initiative to provide funding for young persons who have world class and Olympic potential in yacht racing. Sponsorship has been provided in 2008, in conjunction with Roger Duckworth’s Highland Developments, to members Rachel Larman and Henry Bagnall: Rachel is a key member of the Women’s […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The peak representative body for Queensland’s minerals and energy exporters has acknowledged the federal and state governments for taking determined and balanced steps towards reviving investment and community confidence in one of the nation’s economic pillars. Welcoming release by the respective governments of strategic assessment reports into the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park and […]

  • 20 July 2009

    On Friday July 17, Coen De Koning and Thijs sailing as Team Boskalis (NED), sailing a Nacra Infusion, took gold at the F18 World Championships 2009 in Knokke/Belgium. Coen de Koning (NED) successfully defended his 2008 world title with his new crew Thijs Visser (NED). Their Team Boskalis team mates Hugh Styles (GBR) and Ferdinand […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    JCU researchers are recording underwater sounds in the Great Barrier Reef to help track animal movements and human activities such as shipping. JCU’s Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture (CSTFA) is collaborating with JASCO Applied Sciences, a world leader in the science of industrial underwater noise and its effect on marine life, on the […]

  • 9 July 2009

    Team Boskalis (NED) defends the F18 World Title in Knokke/Belgium. Current World Champion Coen de Koning lines up with his new crew Thijs Visser. They will also experience fierce competition from their own team mates Hugh Styles (GBR) and Ferdinand van West (NED). Both crews have scored good results so far. Sascha Larsen and Christa […]

  • 20 October 2007

    The 28th Rolex Middle Sea Race looked to be mirroring almost exactly its British cousin, the Rolex Fastnet, as retirement after retirement is phoned into the Royal Malta Yacht Club Race Control, whilst the front-runner makes record-breaking progress towards the finish. After a relatively benign start yesterday, the trouble began as yachts began to reach […]

  • 10 December 2005

    The Laser Radial World Championship in Fortaleza, Brazil, drew to a close on Friday, with British sailors securing three positions within the top 25 after a challenging week on the water.

  • 2 July 2008

    After a two hour delay waiting for the wind to fill in, the 2008 Rolex Commodores’ Cup got underway shortly before lunchtime yesterday with two windward-leeward inshore races in the Western Solent. Conditions could not have been better for the 45 boat fleet, with 12 knots of wind from the southwest and brilliant sunshine. Race […]