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Sydney – Hobart Yacht race

25 July 2015 In: Sydney, Hobart, Tasmania, Sport, General

Almost 120 entries have been received for the annual Rolex Sydney-to-Hobart Yacht race to be staged by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Due to the large number and sheer size of some yachts, there will be three start lines this year. The last time numbers topped 100 was in 2004, when 116 boats started, although just 59 finished. Five super maxis, 10 international entries, previous overall and line honours winners, old timers, record breaking…

Brisbane pilot wins drone contest

20 July 2015 In: Brisbane, Sport, General

A flight enthusiast from Brisbane has won the first drone-racing championship held in California, USA. Australian Chad Nowak beat a field of more than 100 competitors to win all three events at the competition including the individual time trial and freestyle. A total of $25,000 in prize money was at stake during the contest. Drone-racing competitors fly custom-built machines via remote control, relying on a series of mounted cameras that relay video to specially designed…

Melbourne Cup is world’s richest

14 July 2015 In: Melbourne, Victoria, Sport, General

The annual Melbourne Cup horse race is the richest in the world with $6.2 million in prize money at stake. The Emirates Melbourne Cup is a handicap which features a maximum of 24 runners. The richest handicap run anywhere in the world, there is fierce competition for one of 24 places in the final field. The VRC, in consultation with Racing Victoria, has ultimate choice about the make-up of the field, but these spots are…

Chelsea star for Adelaide United

10 July 2015 In: Adelaide, South Australia, Sport, General

Adelaide United have signed former Chelsea midfielder George Mells on a one-year deal with the option to extend for a further season. Melbourne-born Mells left Australia at the age of 12 to sign for Chelsea FC’s youth team and later moved to Premier League side Southampton. Now the 18 year old player is back down under and looking forward to the forthcoming season with Adelaide United. “Now is the right time for me to start…

Brisbane snowman strikes gold

09 July 2015 In: Brisbane, Queensland, Sport, General

Brisbane in Australia is the home of the world’s most successful snow-maker. Alf Bucceri has been making snow since 1985 and his snow and ice making machines are used in more than 50 ski resorts and indoor snow parks around the world, including Japan, China and United Arab Emirates. Alf’s freezing machines can produce 150 cubic metres of snow an hour, which has provided a major boost to the indoor ski resort industry as it…

Adelaide United v Liverpool FC

06 July 2015 In: Adelaide, South Australia, Sport, General

Adelaide will play host to Liverpool FC when the British Premier League side takes to the field in the city as part of their tour of Australia. Adelaide United are based at a 16,500 capacity stadium but the Liverpool game will take place at the much bigger Adelaide Park stadium situated close to the city centre and well-serviced by Metro buses, trains and trams. Tickets for the match, on Monday July 20, sold out within…

Surfer rides ‘biggest wave’ in Australia

30 June 2015 In: Western Australia, Sport, General

An Australian surfer has ridden an 18-metre wall of water described as “probably the biggest wave ever in Australia”. Justin Holland, a professional surfer, joined dozens of surfers who gathered in the waters off the coast of Margaret River in Western Australia to meet huge waves coming in from the Indian Ocean. A massive low-pressure system over the Ocean created the giant waves that surfers live for. Holland was towed by jet-ski onto the huge…

Brisbane teacher eyes boxing crown

20 June 2015 In: Brisbane, Sport, General

A teacher from Brisbane is set to become one of the world’s top ten boxers and take on world champ Floyd Mayweather. 27yr-old Jeff Horn is a ranked contender for Mayweather’s WBA welterweight title and could be elevated to world top 10 status this weekend when he takes on Ghanain boxer Richmond Djarbeng of Ghana at a key bout in Brisbane. In 2012 Horn was Australia’s best performing boxer at an Olympic Games in over…

Australia eyes world cup bid

07 June 2015 In: Melbourne, Victoria, Sport, General

City officials in Melbourne say Australia would be the perfect host for the 2022 World Cup if Qatar is stripped of hosting rights to the tournament. The Government of Victoria and City of Melbourne along with infrastructure and events leaders say Victoria’s world-class stadiums, transport links, food, culture, obsession with sport and climate would make Melbourne a better host than Qatar. “Victoria has the best stadiums in the world — and unlike other cities, we…

Australia crowns a new champion

20 May 2015 In: Sport, Entertainment, General

A student from Brisbane has been crowned Australia’s Monopoly champion after beating 23 other players from around the country. Tony Shaw, a 26-year-old business and media communications student, said he felt “giddy” following his win at Sydney’s Justice & Police Museum where he won an hour-long final against three other opponents. Tony, who had never before played Monopoly competitively, says the secret to winning is to buy up the orange and red properties. In September…

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