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Australia tops Japan in Sydney SailGP final

More Sports Feb 16, 2019

Australia tops Japan in Sydney SailGP final

Tom Slingsby and his Australia high-speed catamaran won the opening Sydney SailGP event, finishing first in four of the five races and then winning the championship match race over Japan on Saturday. After the first of five events, Australia leads the standings with 48 points. ...

Japan, Australia dominate first day of SailGP in Sydney

More Sports Feb 15, 2019

Japan, Australia dominate first day of SailGP in Sydney

Olympic gold medalists Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge dominated the opening day of the inaugural SailGP races for their respective teams in light winds on Sydney Harbour. Japan, skippered by Outteridge, won the opening race and also recorded two second placings. Skippered by 2012 Olympic ...

Japan SailGP team joins new global circuit

More Sports Nov 20, 2018

Japan SailGP team joins new global circuit

by Jason Coskrey

"This is like Formula One on water." That's how Sir Russell Coutts, who won a gold medal for New Zealand in sailing at the 1984 Olympics and won the America's Cup five times, describes SailGP, the nation vs. nation sailing circuit set to launch early ...

Glorious day for Japan's athletes

General | ASIAN GAMES Sep 1, 2018

Glorious day for Japan's athletes

A 10-gold bonanza across five sports on Friday took Japan's tally to 69 gold medals, more than at any Asian Games since the last time it topped the medal table in Bangkok in 1978. Japan's sailors provided four gold and its judoka three, while the ...

Traditional Hawaiian canoe returns after epic round-the-world voyage

World Jun 18, 2017

Traditional Hawaiian canoe returns after epic round-the-world voyage

No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe. About a dozen crew members for each leg of the voyage relied only on their understanding of nature's cues — ocean swells, stars, wind, ...

More Sports Aug 1, 2015

Oracle Team USA sued for $400,000

A former America's Cup sailor is suing two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA for $400,000 for failing to fire or suspend a crewmate during the biggest cheating scandal in regatta history. Matthew Mitchell, who lives in Auckland, sued Oracle Team USA in federal court in ...