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RUNAWAY TAKES OUT INAUGURAL COFFS TO SOUTHPORT YACHT RACE

Brisbane based yacht, Runaway, has take out the inaugural Coffs Harbour to Southport yacht race. Runaway was one of six yachts in the field which left Coffs Harbour yesterday morning. With the benefit of a stiff southerly wind to push them north, all boats covered the 138 nautical mile course in good time. Runaway made the journey in a shade under 17 hours, finishing three hours ahead of second placed Ocean Gem. The third home was Brisbane yacht Frantic.  

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MAYNARD EXERCISES SILLY SEASON WILLPOWER

After finishing the last national ironman series ranked 11th, Jackson Maynard has been avoiding festive treats like the plague to give himself the best chance in the final two rounds. But the Currumbin competitor wouldn’t mind a taste of the kind of success Shannon Eckstein’s currently enjoying.

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RYAN HIPWOOD BUILDING STRENGTH BEFORE PIPELINE

Casuarina based big wave surfer, Ryan Hipwood isn’t scared of much¬†except, Pipeline. So the 30-year-old has undertaken some gruelling weight sessions to prepare his body for the break’s potential wrath. Bede Durbidge’s pelvis-breaking-wipeout won’t be far from his mind. Hipwood’s back in Hawaii for a qualifying series round at Sunset Beach, before tackling a Q-S event at Pipeline.

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