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World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup By Sail-World, , 10:55 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Quarter and Semi-Finals live of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, live from Marstrand ...
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Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, , 10:03 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
The key boat buying demographic, the 40 to 65 age group, has embraced online media enthusiastically, with video, imagery and major feature stories providing much more information and entertainment than ever before. More and more people are choosing large-screen smartphones (phablets) over seven to eight-inch tablets says the key industry data group, the International Data Corporation (IDC). ...
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2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host By Duncan Worthington, Phuket , 8:09 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Phuket Island is ready to host the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek from 16 – 20 July off the Island's southeast coast. The season-opening event of the prestigious 2014/15 Asian Yachting Grand Prix – a series of 12 of the best regattas in Asia – Raceweek is set to welcome one of the most competitive fleets in the Regatta's history. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 9:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on day three of the PWA Awaza World Cup as the sailors endured another long day on the beach. Just like yesterday the wind arrived in the early evening allowing the second elimination of the women’s slalom to be completed, in similar tricky conditions to yesterday, whilst the men have been whittled down to the top twenty-four. ...
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Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 8:13 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four at the 2014 International Star Class World Championship will be remembered as the longer, until now, of this 92nd edition. Two races were in schedule due to the yesterday’s cancellation of the race number three in order to catch up with the program. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:22 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden is known for being one of the few events where, thanks to the boats and venue topography, sailors can race in anger inshore in gale force conditions with spinnakers. Over its 20 years this has provided some of the most action-packed match racing of all time, all visible to the spectators packing Marstrand’s natural sailing stadium. ...
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Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth By Heather Ewing, , 5:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Oceans of Hope, the 20-metre yacht undertaking the first circumnavigation with a working crew of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), has arrived in Portsmouth, UK, on the latest leg of the 61,000-kilometre (33,000-nautical mile) global voyage. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe competing at the CrossFit Mid-Atlantics + Video By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA , 12:55 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She skipped sailing aboard the Extreme 40 Alinghi in last weekend's Extreme Sailing Series in St Petersburg, Russia. But she will be back aboard as tactician for the next regatta in Wales ...
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Clipper Race - Choppy conditions as fleet closes in on Den Helder By Clipper Ventures, , 11:46 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet is closing in on Den Helder in the Netherlands with the first yachts expected to arrive at the dock around 08:00 (local time, UTC-GMT +2) on Friday 4 July.,Henri Lloyd is still leading the fleet, which is currently running in winds of 20 knots off the north east of England with the direction expected to back round to the south west this afternoon. ...
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2014 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta - Milestone event By Jeffrey Harris, port klang , 9:38 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta - Plans are now in place to ensure that the 25th edition of the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta will be bigger and better than ever. Organisers have received a strong response to date from skippers intending to enter. In Class One, owners of at least ten international racing boats have signaled their intention to attend and Class Four ...
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2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 3 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:26 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Star World Championship - Race Day 3 got off to a rough start today with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course four' for Race three. ...
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America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup By Ludovic Sorlot, , 10:50 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On the occasion of the Europe Class A Championship organized by the Cercle de Bordeaux sailing on Lake Carcans-Maubuisson CupLegends.com caught up with Dean Barker who answered Ludovic Sorlot's questions. Beaten after an incredible return of American during the last America's Cup, we asked him how he felt after this terrible defeat. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Delphine Cousin draws first blood By Chris Yates, , 7:57 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the PWA Awaza World Cup proved to be a long and frustrating affair, spanning twelve and a half hours, as light and gusty winds played havoc for much of the day. Early this morning Delphine Cousin made the perfect start to her title defence as she claimed the first victory of the year in the women’s fleet, however only one heat of the men’s was completed before the wind became too light. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - On a roll in Marstrand + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:46 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
With 20 of the 24 flights of Qualifying now complete after day three of Stena Match Cup Sweden, the vital question is over who will make it through to the top eight and continue into Friday’s Quarter Finals here in Marstrand. Currently leading the field, both on 10 points, are Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar and Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa teams. ...
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Star World Championship - Frustrating day 3 rocks the fleet By Star Class World Championship, , 5:31 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Race day three at the Star World Championship got off to a rough start with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course 4' for Race 3. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Rendezvous returns August 31st By KPMS, , 4:37 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In a just under two months’ time, the world’s number one rendezvous for Maxi yachts returns in the shape of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Taking place from 31 August – 6 September, the competition is always one of the international yachting calendar’s standout occasions. ...
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ISAF seeks modern catamaran for future Youth Worlds editions By ISAF, , 4:02 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking a modern, lightweight catamaran with spinnaker and daggerboards to be used at the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds. The selected manufacturer will be required to supply and maintain the multihull equipment. Key criteria include that the equipment represents a clear pathway to the Olympic Games, is cost effective, visually appealing and athletically challenging for competitors. ...
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470 Junior Worlds - Flawless performances on day 4 By 470 International Association Class, , 2:11 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
There were flawless performances from the French teams on this critical fourth day at the 2014 470 Junior World Championships. Two more races wrapped and two more to go before the top 10 Medal Race on 3 July. Back to back race wins for the French men's and women's teams of Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan and Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz. ...
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Oman Sail gears up for the start of the Tour de France a la Voile By Oman Sail, , 1:17 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On Friday 4 July, the Oman Sail M34 squad will line up against some of France’s leading offshore sailors for the 37th edition of the eight-stage marathon race around the coast of France starting in Dunkerque on the English Channel and racing 733 nautical miles to finish at the end of July in Nice on the Mediterranean. ...
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Clipper Race - Tension builds as the fleet enters the Pentland Firth By Clipper Ventures, , 12:37 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, with less than 50 miles now separating the entire fleet, race 15, the OneDLL cup looks set to be one of the most contested races so far as the teams enter the notorious stretch of water known as the Pentland Firth. ...
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Top fleet for International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island By Mark Jardine, , 11:11 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
The event has attracted an astounding 130 helms and 18 nations with sailing stars from the Olympics and America’s Cup all converging to race for one of the most coveted titles in the dinghy sailing world. The team at HISC, with their world-class facilities, are all set for the event. ...
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Star Class World Championship - Thrilling Day 2 + Video By Icarus Sailing, , 2:43 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Star World Championship - Race Day 2 of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship came to a thrilling end today after an intense battle between the top three boats and a near photo finish where only five seconds separated first and second place. The beauty sophistication, and power of the Star Boats racing on Lake Garda this afternoon was only matched by the lake's breathtaking scenery ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Light winds prevail on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 7:59 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day of the Awaza PWA World Cup saw the opening ceremony take place at 11am as the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, arrived to mark the official beginning of the event, who was introduced to the PWA Chairman, Jimmy Diaz reigning world champions Antoine Albeau and Delphine Cousin as well as the extremely talented Taty Frans. ...
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Star World Championship - Intense battle on day 2 By Star Class World Championship, , 7:50 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Race day two of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship came to a thrilling end today after an intense battle between the top three boats and a near photo finish where only five seconds separated first and second place. The beauty, sophistication, and power of the Star Boats racing on Lake Garda this afternoon was only matched by the lake's breathtaking scenery. ...
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49er and 49erFX Junior Worlds - Emotional wins for Spain and Denmark By Ben Remocker, , 7:29 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four of the 49er Junior World Championship was a two stage affair. The morning had two normal races for all fleets, followed by the afternoon where the top 10 from each fleet raced three Theatre Races to complete the championship. Aarhus delivered another day of westerly unstable winds from 8-12 knots, a fitting continuation of the challenge these U24 sailors have faced all week. ...
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