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49er and 49erFX South Americans - Podium spots decided in Rio By Murillo Novaes, , 10:05 PM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
The wrap up of the VIII South American 49er Championship and the II 49erFX South American Championship took place in a good south by southwest breeze of 10 to 14 knots on the epicentre of the international Olympic sailing nowadays, the Guanabara bay, in Rio de Janeiro. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - How Leg 1 was won and lost + Video By Agathe Armand, , 9:14 PM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1, done. The seven boats are now in the South African marina, the 66 sailors on dry land. But what happened exactly between Alicante and Cape Town? How did Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing hang on to win, why did MAPFRE come last? ...

ISAF Annual Conference comes to a close in Palma de Mallorca By, , 4:04 PM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Annual Conference has comes to a close in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. From 1-8 November 2014 more than 500 delegates from over 70 nations gathered in Palma to discuss, debate and decide on the decisions that will take the sport forward into 2015 and beyond. ...

Team Ragamuffin: Re-creation well underway at Sydney City Marine By Richard Gladwell,, , 11:52 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
The former Elliott design Maximus is being re-created as the new Ragamuffin, with a complete redesign and new hull by Andy Dovell / Syd Fischer / David Witt She will be virtually a new boat, but using the Maximus deck. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at their Nowra facility. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs and Videos - A bad day to be an albatross By Richard Gladwell/, , 10:14 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
The On Board Reporters write, shoot and video about their experiences and view from Leg 1, Day 26 of the Volvo Ocean Race: It’s not easy going 0.00 knots. It’s also not easy to go 0.00 knots. But we’re doing it, and we’re only 250 miles away from the finish of a 7,000 mile leg. Full glass off—not even an albatross could fly right now. ...

Route du Rhum: Sodebo returns to port after collision with ship By Richard Gladwell, , 9:12 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
French skipper Thomas Coville's damaged Class Ultime multihull ' Sodebo Ultim' ' arrives in Roscoff harbour after hittting a cargo boat during the 10th edition of the Route du Rhum. The race got underway from Saint-Malo, western France, on November 3, 2014 in the solo race held every four years between Saint-Malo to Pointe-a-Pitre, in the French West Indies. ...

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 - Virtual race winner announced By Jonno Turner, , 8:04 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Arriving into South Africa just three hours and 47 minutes after the real Leg 1 winners Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, the Leg 1 winner of the Virtual Volvo Ocean Race is now moored up to the digital dock. ...

2014 Melges 32 Gold Cup - Tricky Day 1 By Melges 32, , 6:06 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Melges 32 Gold Cup first day of racing delivered two light-air, tricky races leaving the talented field playing a constant game of snakes and ladders. ...

2014 WWA Wake Park World Championships - Final day By World Wakeboard Association, , 4:45 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 WWA Wake Park World Championships - On the last day of the WWA Wake Park World Championships here at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, it’s Daniel Grant (THA) and Julia Rick (GER) who are taking home the Cable World Champion titles, after another action-packed day in Abu Dhabi. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 1 - Mapfre gets 'chicked' - Final report By Richard Gladwell/, , 9:30 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
The first leg of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is now complete. It will be remembered for several reasons. Firstly it was the first outing for the new one-design fleet designed for this and the next edition of the 40,000nm race. The outcome was that there were numerous lead changes, often on the same day ...

Route du Rhum - Class 40 Cat Phones dismasted By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 8:58 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
At 17:30 UTC, British competitor, Conrad Humphreys, racing on the Class 40 Cat Phones, contacted the race office of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe to report that his boat had dismasted when he was 380nm east of the Azores. Conrad Humphreys is safe inside the boat and he is monitoring the situation. ...

Tunku Abdul Jalil presented with ISAF President Development Award By ISAF, , 7:51 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
The ISAF President Development Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the development of sailing, has been awarded to Tunku Abdul Jalil Ibni Sultan Ibrahim of Johor, Malaysia. Tunku Jalil has been instrumental in the development of the sport in Malaysia and the launch of the Liga Layar Malaysia (LLM) and Belia Belayar sailing programmes. ...

David Kellett awarded ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy By ISAF, , 6:59 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
David Kellett (AUS) has been awarded the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy, which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. The trophy, which was first awarded in 1988 in memory of Beppe Croce, ISAF President from 1969-1986, was presented to Kellett by ISAF President Carlo Croce at the 2014 ISAF Annual Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. ...

Route du Rhum: Too close to call for IMOCA 60s, Class 40s and Multi50s By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 6:42 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
Racing remains too close to call at the head of IMOCA 60 class, Class 40 and the Multi50 Class in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe while the margins in the Ultime and Rhum classes are more established. The IMOCA 60 class is shaping up to be a two boat race, a head-to-head duel between two of France's most talented solo offshore sailors. ...

ISAF Annual Conference - ISAF Council meeting + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 5:32 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
The meeting of ISAF Council is underway. We have a packed house with all of the regions within ISAF represented around the table. We also have representatives from ISAF Classes, Offshore, Women's Forum and Athletes Commission around the table. ISAF President Carlo Croce has commenced the meeting by taking a moment to remember friends and sailors who have passed on over the last 12 months. ...

IPC and Tokyo 2020 to celebrate 50th anniversary of 1964 Paralympics By IPC, , 4:36 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
Starting on Saturday (8 November), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will launch five days of activity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Paralympic Games which were held in the Japanese capital. ...

Firsts for Changi Sailing Club’s 15th Ambassadors’ Cup By Floyd Cowan, Changi Sailing Club , 3:24 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
There will be a number of firsts on Saturday November 15, 2014, when the Changi Sailing Club hosts the 15th Ambassadors’ Cup, the premier and best attended event in the club’s annual social calendar. The regatta brings together Singapore’s diplomatic community in an informal day of sailing and celebration. ...

2014 ISAF Annual Conference - ISAF President Carlo Croce's Report By ISAF, , 3:15 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF President Carlo Croce delivered the President's Report to ISAF Council at the 2014 ISAF Annual Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Impressive fleet for 70th edition By KPMS, , 2:45 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
Entries for the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race officially closed on the evening of Friday 31 October. The resulting line-up of 119 yachts – set to be the event’s largest in a decade – is befitting of such a historic occasion. The presence of five 100 foot Maxis will steal the news headlines, but the impressive nature of the fleet stretches far beyond the fastest boats. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 07 Nov 10:40 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race/Sail-World, , 1:05 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 07 Nov 10:40 UTC. Team SCA and Mapfre are in a close battle for sixth place. ...

Dongfeng Race Team – Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 puts the heat on the crews By Ed Gorman, , 11:23 AM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
The switch to a one-design contest for the first time in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race has effectively removed the designer from the equation. The boats are as near identical as it is possible to be, the sails are the same and so the onus is on the crew. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - 14th for Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 10:32 AM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Little portfolio on the Hobart since this will be my 14th! From the days of film to high end digital. What will 2014 have waiting for us ! ...

2014 Melges 32 Gold Cup - About to set off By Melges 32, , 5:46 AM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Melges 32 Gold Cup - Newton had his laws of motion, Occam had his razor, and on the eve of the longest standing Melges 32 regatta since 2006, the International fleet has its own proven theory; when the best sportboat in the world combines with the most talented amatuer owner drivers and pro sailors, it makes for the best one-design racing. ...

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Fifth for Team Alvimedica By Jonno Turner, , 5:20 AM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - He wasn’t talking about his team’s fifth placed finish – although he could well have been. It’s a fair result for the youngest crew in the race, still learning, still gelling. ...

New Rayglass ProJet on duty at Auckland Airport By Mike Rose, , 8:34 PM Thu 6 Nov 2014 GMT
Auckland Airport has chosen an innovative Rayglass ProJet to help protect its flights from the possibility of bird strike. The airport’s Rayglass ProJet, named Kaitiaki Rangi or 'Guardian of the Skies', operates around the edges of the airport’s runways, scaring away the birds, especially swans, that sometimes congregate on the nearby banks ...

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