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  • Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2011 - Start

    Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2011 - Start

    Vision of the start provided by Boats on TV
  • Light winds test crews during round three of the Audi IRC Australian Championship

    Light winds test crews during round three of the Audi IRC Australian Championship

    The penultimate round of the 2011 Audi IRC Australian Championship has been run and won with crews making a slow trip north in the annual Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.
  • Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race coming to a close

    Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race coming to a close

    Only Jonathan Stone’s 34ft yacht Illusion (NSW) remains at sea this morning and her arrival will bring the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race to a close.
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  • Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2011 - Start
    • 07 Aug, 2011 10:25:00 PM

    Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2011 - Start

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  • Light winds test crews during round three of the Audi IRC Australian Championship
    • 05 Aug, 2011 02:58:00 PM

    Light winds test crews during round three of the Audi IRC Australian Championship

    The penultimate round of the 2011 Audi IRC Australian Championship has been run and won with crews making a slow trip north in the annual Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.

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  • Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race coming to a close
    • 03 Aug, 2011 10:01:00 AM

    Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race coming to a close

    Only Jonathan Stone’s 34ft yacht Illusion (NSW) remains at sea this morning and her arrival will bring the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race to a close.

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  • Living Doll declared IRC winner of Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
    • 02 Aug, 2011 05:21:00 PM

    Living Doll declared IRC winner of Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

    Victorian yacht Living Doll (Michael Hiatt) has today been declared the IRC overall winner of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, while Loki (Stephen Ainsworth), last year’s winner, is second and Ragamuffin (Syd Fischer) third.

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  • Yachts Slowly Trickling Home in Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
    • 02 Aug, 2011 09:21:00 AM

    Yachts Slowly Trickling Home in Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

    This morning at 7.30am, only 14 yachts had finished the 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race this morning, but the slow trickle effect is taking place, as at least 16 yachts will follow one after the other until around 1.00pm, with a break before the smaller yachts in the fleet start arriving at Southport from 4.00pm onwards.

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  • Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race:  Living Doll leads the chase for overall honours
    • 01 Aug, 2011 07:03:00 PM

    Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race: Living Doll leads the chase for overall honours

    Stephen Ainsworth and his Loki crew became the third finishers in the slow-going 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race this afternoon, when they crossed the Main Beach finish line off Southport at 1.34.06pm after two days, 34min 06sec at sea.

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  • Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race: The joys of finding the big parking lot
    • 01 Aug, 2011 01:39:00 PM

    Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race: The joys of finding the big parking lot

    With little breeze to propel them towards the finish line, the bulk of the fleet racing in the annual Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race have had their worst nightmares realised, as they ‘sit’ dead in the water at South Solitary Island (Coffs Harbour) in what the sailors call a ‘parking lot’, waiting for a decent breeze to fill sails again and allow the crews to head for Southport where the race officially concludes.

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  • Wild Oats XI takes Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race line honours
    • 01 Aug, 2011 10:25:00 AM

    Wild Oats XI takes Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race line honours

    Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI, skippered by Mark Richards, took line honours in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 384 nautical mile Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race this morning at 07.11.27am, finishing the race in one day 18hr 11min 27sec to confirm she is still the fastest super maxi in Australia.

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  • Wasabi loses keel in Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
    • 01 Aug, 2011 12:59:00 AM

    Wasabi loses keel in Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

    Last night at 9.55pm, Bruce McKay reported his yacht Wasabi had lost her keel while racing in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 384 nautical mile Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. All aboard are safe.

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  • Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race record stays for another year
    • 31 Jul, 2011 06:12:00 PM

    Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race record stays for another year

    Brindabella’s 1999 Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race record is safe for another year; race leader, Wild Oats XI, is well behind the time of 27 hours 35min 03 sec, the super maxi was just south of Coffs Harbour and 148 nautical miles from the Southport finish line at 4.45pm, so Mark Richards and his crew will saw the record slip out of their grasp at 4.35.03pm this afternoon.

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    • 31 Jul, 2011 01:05:00 PM

    2011 Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Weather Briefing

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    • 31 Jul, 2011 12:56:00 PM

    2011 Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Race Briefing

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  • Smallest boat leads Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race overall
    • 31 Jul, 2011 10:04:00 AM

    Smallest boat leads Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race overall

    At midnight last night, the 100 footers, Wild Oats XI and Investec Loyal were going at it hammer and tongs in the 2011 Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and this morning, very little has changed, only “The Oats” has doubled the lead on her adversary to just over six nautical miles this morning at 7.00am and the smallest boat in the fleet, Aroona, is the overall leader.

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  • Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race: Tricky tactics and dodging whales
    • 30 Jul, 2011 04:01:00 PM

    Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race: Tricky tactics and dodging whales

    Even though it was only a light 5 knot nor-easterly wind that got the 69 yachts in the 2011 Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race away on Sydney Harbour at 1.00pm today, the battle was no less exciting, as Anthony Bell’s Investec Loyal and Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI set the scene for a thrilling chase to the finish of the 384 nautical mile race.

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  • Slow and steady will win the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
    • 30 Jul, 2011 10:53:00 AM

    Slow and steady will win the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

    Tacticians and navigators taking part in the 2011 Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race will need to keep their humour well intact if they are to survive the weather conditions that were dished up to them by the Bureau of Meteorology’s Michael Logan this morning.

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  • Audi IRC Australian Championship Preview
    • 30 Jul, 2011 12:00:00 AM

    Audi IRC Australian Championship Preview

    In 2001, the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race was the third event in the Audi IRC Australian Championship

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  • Race Record Looks Safe for Another Year
    • 28 Jul, 2011 07:43:00 PM

    Race Record Looks Safe for Another Year

    Brindabella’s 12 year old Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race record of 27 hours 35 minutes 43 seconds, looks safe for another year after Michael Logan from the Bureau of Meteorology delivered the weather forecast to 140 competitors at the official race briefing, conducted this evening at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the race organiser.

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  • Entries Reach 70 for 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
    • 18 Jul, 2011 10:41:00 AM

    Entries Reach 70 for 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

    At the close of entries for the 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race on Friday, a high calibre fleet of 70, including super-maxi Wild Oats XI, reigning Audi IRC Australian champion, Loki and ‘the boat to beat’ Hooligan, will head north from Sydney Harbour when the start signal is sounded at 1.00pm on Saturday 30 July.

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  • One week until entries close for 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
    • 08 Jul, 2011 11:26:00 AM

    One week until entries close for 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

    Only one week remains before entries close in the 2011 Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, and race organiser, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, is anticipating a large fleet of 75 plus yachts will head north on July 30.

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    • 04 Jul, 2011 01:07:00 PM

    Spectator Vessel available for the start of the 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

    The comfortable and roomy M.V. Coast is pleased to provide CYCA members and their guests spectator access to the start line for the 26th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race on Saturday 30 July.

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  • Another Challenge for Jessica Watson - the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
    • 17 Jun, 2011 09:35:00 AM

    Another Challenge for Jessica Watson - the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

    Nothing is stopping Jessica Watson in setting herself more challenges. In just over six weeks’ time she, together with four other young crew, will compete in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, as part of their preparation to be youngest crew ever to compete in the Rolex Sydney Hobart.

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  • Entries Now Open for Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2011
    • 24 May, 2011 12:42:00 PM

    Entries Now Open for Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2011

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, together with sponsor Audi Australia are pleased to release the Notice of Race for the 384 nautical mile Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race to start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm, Saturday 30 July.

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