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Stitches at Sea, No Painkillers

Late on Day 1 at sea the crew on board Gold Coast Australia were battling high seas as we set out for the beginning of Race 7 in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race racing from Gold Coast in … Continue reading

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Dramatic Race Start – Our Yacht is Sinking

On December 24th, when the rest of the world were getting ready for Christmas, roasting there turkeys, baking Christmas puddings and gathering there final Christmas gifts the crew on-board Gold Coast Australia were saying some sad farewells to friends and … Continue reading

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Just Six Minutes

The crew on board Gold Coast Australia were in for our greatest challenge yet as we raced from Tauranga, New Zealand to our home port on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.  Competing in the 6th race of Clipper Round … Continue reading

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The Final Battle to Tauranga, New Zealand

After experiencing one of the largest storms yet, the crew of Gold Coast Australia begin our third and final week at sea as we race from Geraldton to Tauranga, New Zealand , competing in the 5th race in the Clipper … Continue reading

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“The Storm” and Rounding the Southern Tip of New Zealand

Week two of the 5th race in the Clipper 11/12 Round the World Yacht Race has offered many challenging sailing conditions for the crew on board Gold Coast Australia.  Sailing just outside the Australian Bight after 8 days at sea … Continue reading

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Chronic Sea Sickness – Almost Man Overboard

Gold Coast Australia sailed in some challenging conditions on our first night at sea as we raced in the 5th race of the Clipper 11/12 Round the World Yacht Race.  Racing from Geraldton to Tauranga in New Zealand, we experienced … Continue reading

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The Secret to How We Won Race 4 into Geraldton

With sailing you have to play the hand you are dealt and work with what weather conditions you get but luckily for us we were dealt a great hand. Continue reading

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Surfing the Face of a 70ft Wave at 22.9kn Deep in the Southern Ocean

The good ship Gold Coast Australia has now sailed it’s third week in the fourth race of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race of what is proving to be a very tactical race from Cape Town to Geraldton in … Continue reading

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