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Team Alpari FX in the mix at the 2014 Congressional Cup
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Written by The Doctor   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Team Alpari FX depart from Long Beach, California with 4th place in the 2014 Congressional Cup.

Having fought through the qualifying races to make it to the main event, the team continued to

improve throughout the regatta and secured the last semi-final position on a 3-way tiebreak.

“Team Alpari FX had a fantastic event at the Congressional Cup. We improved throughout the

whole week and began to excel in boats we are not at all familiar or comfortable with. This was

a great way to start the season and we are really looking forward to our next events!”

Keith Swinton Skipper Team Alpari FX

With the announcement of our sponsorship with leading Forex Broker Alpari fresh off the

press the team traveled to Long Beach, California for the 50th Congressional Cup. The

Congressional Cup is a prestigious match-racing event and being the 50th regatta makes

it one of pioneer events of modern match racing. We were very excited to be involved in

this event having never had the opportunity to participate previously. Sailed on Catalina 37

 

yachts with 6 crew, the boats are one of the bigger we match race and are often compared

to racing the old version 5 Americas Cup class boats. This would prove to be a real challenge

for us and something we all really enjoyed.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 April 2014 )
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Weekend Wipeout!
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Written by The Doctor   
Thursday, 17 April 2014

Well the long weekend is nearly here, and it's been another slow news week, so here's a gratuitous sailing vid for your

Thursday arvo entertainment....      Sort of reminds us of CommDom in the Bull out back of Rotto  ;-)

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2014 )
 
Farrawa Cup Presentations Thur 1st May
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Written by RFBYC   
Thursday, 17 April 2014

Dear Skippers

Please find attached our flyer and on line booking form for the Farrawa Cup Presentation  on the 1 May 2014 at 7:30pm

 

2013/14 FARRAWA CUP SERIES PRESENTATION

SPONSORED BY RFBYC Vice Patron Bruce Campbell

 All skippers, crew, family and friends are invited to attend the 2013/14 Farrawa Cup Series Presentation Night to be held at

ROYAL FRESHWATER BAY YACHT CLUB on Thursday 1st May 2014 at 7:30pm in the Athol Hobbs Room.

 $10 per person will include canapés. Drinks can be purchased from the bar.

 THE EVENING WILL INCLUDE:

·         Announcement of results and presentation of pennants for the Bunbury and Dolphin Race

·         Presentation of prizes/awards for the Gordon Craig, Dolphin Race and the Bunbury & Return Race

·         Presentation of prizes for the Farrawa Cup Series

·         Presentation of the Farrawa Perpetual Trophy

TThis Presentation is for you and all your crew, so please encourage all your crew to attend.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL:  Please complete the attached form and return via This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it by 28 April 2014

(see below) 

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2014 )
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Cape Vlamingh Race
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Written by EFYC   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014

 Final event on the offshore calender for the season, get your entries into EFYC!

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 April 2014 )
 
Freo to Bali 2015
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Written by FSC   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 April 2014 )
 
News from Black Swan Racing/ Team Alpari FX
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Written by The Doctor   
Monday, 07 April 2014

Black Swan Racing to compete as Team Alpari FX on the 2014

Alpari World Match Racing Tour
Leading global FX broker Alpari, collaborates with Channel 4 magician Troy for extraordinary sailing launch

Watch Troy’s incredible on-board stunt: Sailing Lesson

 

 

 

 

 

Expect the extraordinary

This unique collaboration with Troy marked the launch of the new 2014 Team Alpari FX line-up: Australian skipper Keith Swinton, bowman Ricky McGarvie (Aus), trimmer Ted Hackney (Aus), tactician Ben Lamb (Aus) and pitman Tudur Owen (GB), who previously raced under the name Black Swan Racing.

The newly-appointed Team Alpari FX will be competing in the 2014 season of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) – also sponsored by their title partner Alpari. The AWMRT is a prestigious global sailing series with six events worldwide, across Asia, Europe and North America. Running from June through to November, the AWMRT sees some of the world's finest match racers battle it out for the biggest prize purse in competitive match racing – $1.4 million.

Speaking after the stunt skipper Keith Swinton remarked: “Flying straight in from Australia with no idea of what today’s launch event would entail had us all guessing. Meeting Troy was fantastic and we still can’t get our heads around how the boom went straight through him. If only we could master it, it would certainly save us some on-board injuries! Today has been a great way to start our sponsorship with Alpari; hopefully we can pull some of our own tricks out of the bag this season!”

Magician Troy said: “I've always wanted to perform magic with a yacht – so when they called me about this, I was 100% there. The guys in Team Alpari FX were great to spend time with and I look forward to seeing them turn their own magic tricks on water this season."

Elizabeth Bacon, Sponsorship and Events Manager at Alpari UK added: “Providing the extraordinary is an ethos we live by at Alpari, from the service we offer our clients to the sports we partner with. Having had strong ties to sailing since 2012, we’re proud to support professional sailors who show extraordinary passion and talent. Today was a great way to welcome the new crew and show them a little magic of our own.”

The stunt was filmed at the Queen Mary Sailing Club, Middlesex (UK) using J80 match racing yachts provided by the Royal Thames Yacht Club, London (UK).

Last Updated ( Monday, 07 April 2014 )
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The Jurien!
The News
Written by The Doctor   
Friday, 04 April 2014

 The Jurien!

 

 No NO NO!!!!

 

 

 

 

This Jurien!

 

 

 

 Better than eating an ice cream whilst making a big transaction!  

Get your entry into Fremantle Sailing Club!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 April 2014 )
 
Jurien Bay Race - Entries now open
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Written by FSC Offshore PR   
Friday, 04 April 2014

Jurien Bay Race 2014 - Friday April 11. Invitation to Enter and online entry form attached. Last Race for the Siska Cup & Success Cup Series. A great weekend of sailing & hospitality in Jurien Bay

Last Updated ( Monday, 07 April 2014 )
 
Mid Week Sailing Video
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Written by The Doctor   
Wednesday, 02 April 2014

A bit of a slow news week, so here's a sailing fail video to keep you entertained this morning, thanks to mysailing for the link...

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 April 2014 )
 
Snakes on a Boat!
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Written by Chris Higham   
Tuesday, 25 March 2014

 Geraldton Ocean Classic 2014

A Trilogy of Adventure

 

 

 

 

 

Why indeed?

The Geraldton Ocean Classic is steeped in history and its 45th annual race just completed has ensured the journals of its colourful past continue to be filled with stories of the ocean racing adventures that its participants seek so desperately experience.

For the old and hardy who have experienced this races joys in the past,  though the golden sunsets and sunrises, the exhilarating downwind PB’s  and the mateship of the crews and competitors  this was yet again another tough race week, just as expected.  As one of the many uninitiated sailors in this year’s classic race the learning curve was somewhat steeper. There is the realisation of how much history exists between the Geraldton Yacht Club and the South of Perth yacht Club and how that history is both preserved and renewed with each year’s race. There is also the stark realisation of what is involved in battling both the elements and your personal physical and psychological limits for what seems and to some is , days on end without respite.

I have described this race as a trilogy of adventure as it is indeed experienced in three parts. The traditional downwind flyer from Fremantle to Geraldton, followed by several days of leisurely racing and socialising  leading into an invariably tough race back into the wind  to Fremantle.

Each of these parts deliver their own unique characteristics and will indeed be remembered entirely differently from each other, but the Geraldton Ocean Classic Race Week overall is invariably greater than the sum of the parts and when it all comes together the adventure is destined to become part of each sailors personal folklore, whether is their first race or their last.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 March 2014 )
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