Tag Archives: sailing

Beefer’s Adventures

Beefer’s adventures… Startled out of my nest one night I was picked up by a gust of wind that propelled me miles and miles from the land…  Dawn came with me flapping my tired wings, lost is was I was … Continue reading

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More Injuries

For the crew on-board Gold Coast Australia the third week at sea as they compete in the Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race, sailing across the North Pacific Ocean from Qingdao, China to California, USA started with some fantastic … Continue reading

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Breakages and Still in the Lead

The Clipper fleet enters into there second week of racing, sailing from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA as they compete in the Clipper 2011/12 Round the World Yacht Race.  The crew on-board Gold Coast Australia have been experiencing many … Continue reading

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Preparing for Massive Storm Weather

The last few days have been a blur with pounding waves and howling winds. The air temperature on deck is a very cold 4 degrees Celsius making a 4 hour watch system very challenging.  Although we were sailing in 3-4 … Continue reading

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Leaving Gingdao, China in Snow

On the 18th of February disaster had struck on board Gold Coast Australia with a medical emergency of a broken leg.  Racing in the 8th race from Singapore to Qingdao, China in the Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race … Continue reading

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Crossed Singapore Start Line 6 Seconds Early

On Saturday the 4th the crew’s of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race prepared to say fare well to the cityscape’s of Singapore with its neon lights framing the side walks and get ready to embrace the landscapes offered … Continue reading

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Dodging Fish Nets and Giant Oil and Gas Platforms

The crew on board Gold Coast Australia have now entered into the transit section of the race to be completed under motor.  The crews are competing in the 7th race in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race sailing … Continue reading

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Tonsillitis is a Problem

As Gold Coast Australia sailed into our second week at sea we were also welcoming in a brand new year, racing from Gold Coast in Australia to Singpore as we compete in the Clipper 2011/12 Round the World Yacht Race.  … Continue reading

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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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