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maxi

a type of large racing yacht
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He returned to Australia after being part of Gordon Ingate's Gretel II challenge in 1977 and quickly got involved in yachting back in Sydney, as a project manager in the building of several ocean-racing yachts and as a sailing master on maxi yachts.
Jim Kilroy is one of the outstanding US yacht owners to have successfully campaigned his maxi yachts Kialoa II and Kialoa III in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, putting the race firmly in the sights of fellow American yachtsmen.
Trygve sailed in several more Sydney Hobart races while Magnus navigated on the American maxi yacht Kialoa III when she set a long-standing race record in 1975.
Yet, it was not until the early hours of 29 December 1996 that a bigger, state-of-the-art, German-owned maxi yacht broke Kialoa M's record--and then by only 30 minutes.
Maxi yacht owner/skipper Sean Langman made a lot of good friends and gave many fine impressions of his sportsmanship in Hobart after the finish of the 66th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, in which he sailed his 100-footer Investec Loyal into second place across the line.
The newspaper published a letter from a little girl to Langman, thanking him for his part in rescuing her after she fell into Woolwich Dock in Sydney where Langman was preparing the maxi yacht for the Rolex Sydney Hobart.
While Wild Oats XI's skipper Mark Richards accepted (and then returned) the J H Illingworth Trophy and the Rolex watch at a hastily arranged public presentation dockside once the protest against the maxi yacht had been dismissed, there was no-one from the Wild Oats XI team to formally collect their swag of trophies at the official prizegiving.
In 1976 the maxi yachts Ballyhoo and Apollo finished first and second across the line, the former skippered by Jack Rooklyn and the latter by his 19-year-old son Warwick.
The public's interest in the fleet of maxi yachts created unprecedented traffic on our website, viewing of the live broadcast and enormous print, TV and radio media interest.
NEW YORK -- ICAP Leopard, the Farr designed 100 foot super maxi yacht owned by Mike Slade, arrived in New York for the first time last week.
Upon ICAP Leopard's arrival in the UK, Slade plans to race the superyacht on the British circuit, competing in the Round Ireland Race and the JP Morgan Round the Island Race, where the maxi yacht made her debut last year.