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ISAF Tornado Worlds - Fluky winds with big holes By Andrew Dowley, , 3:19 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
ISAF Tornado World Championships 2014-15: This proved tricky for some of the sailors who took the wrong side of the course on the first upwind putting them right at the back of the fleet. Some sailors got stuck and five boats were timed out from the 20 min time limit. It was Roland and Nahid Gaebler who led the fleet with their boat which was repaired overnight. ...
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Australian and Open Championships - Day 1 preview By Steven Bond, , 11:52 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
For the 2015 Australian and Open Championships 220 plus Optimist Dinghies have taken to the start line off Fremantle Sailing Club. ...
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Sail-World.com - Contributors Guidelines *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com , 11:09 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Whether its information about yachts, catamarans or dinghies, or tales of your adventures on the water, there is always a story waiting to be told. Sail-World is happy to receive your articles - be it profiles of people and boats, techniques, safety or seamanship. Read on for the guidelines for submitting an article, including commercial articles - if the information is of value to our readers ...
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International 14 Teams Racing Worlds - Warm up tests teams preparation By Tracey Johnstone - i14 World Championships Media, , 11:06 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
International 14 Teams Racing World Championships 2015: It gave these competitors a chance to test their equipment and familiarising themselves with several of their competitors. The friendly showdown was held by host club, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, close to the shoreline where waterfront visitors and office workers were able to enjoy the spectacle of the fast-paced racing. ...
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Tasar World Championships - Races one and two overall By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 10:45 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 Tasar World Championship race one and two were held on the afternoon of Sunday 4 January on the waters Geographe Bay, Busselton. ...
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Is your Publicity Officer ready to send news to Sail-World? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 9:03 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Each year we have been receiving some great reports from a whole range of Nationals... If your club, association or race committee would like to publicise or report on an event, especially its National titles, stories, pictures and or results can be uploaded via our Sail-World.com Contributors System at the top right of the site. ...
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OK Dinghy World Championship: World Champion Matt Stechmann talks By Robert Deaves, , 5:41 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Yesterday we brought you some of the interview with Matt Stechmann (NZL), who won the OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC on January 4 after a week of unusual and confounding weather. Here is the complete interview, taken shortly after he came ashore after claiming the title. ...
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2015 International 14 World Championship - I14 family reunites By Tracey Johnstone, , 3:18 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Sixty-nine teams are converging on Geelong for the seven race series being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay from the seventh to 16th January 2015. ...
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OKs finish in the middle of a high! By Alex McKinnon, , 11:54 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Alex McKinnon was the official photographer for the 2014 International OK Dinghy World Championships. Run out of the delightful Black Rock Yacht Club on the shores of Melbourne's Port Phillip, the fleet endured many hours on the beach due to high winds, significant moguls and then the complete opposite! ...
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Please Stop using Heats when you mean Races *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:01 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
In sport whether its athletics, rowing or surfing, elimination series are run with heats, quarter finals, semis and finals. So when non sailors read about heats in sailing, they reasonably expect they are part of an elimination series. But in sailing that is not the case … some classes and sailors use the word Heat when they mean Race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Fishing net hazards + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:32 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
The 4,670 nautical mile journey of Leg three of the Volvo Ocean Race was never going to be easy. Sure enough, during the first night of racing it was Dongfeng Race Team who was caught out by two fishing nets within hours of each other. The whole incident was caught on camera by the Onboard Reporter, Sam Greenfield here. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - 'Three musketeers' By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:40 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: If during the pre-start hours in Barcelona there were fears that one Barcelona World Race duo might conjure up a breakaway in the opening days, so far such worries remain unfounded. Among the 'three musketeers' who are making the pace - albeit at speeds of a Sunday promenade today - there is still very little to choose between them. ...
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OK Dinghy Worlds final day - Perfect Port Phillip conditions By Robert Deaves, , 12:13 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
OK Dinghy World Championship 2014-15: Going into the final day, the fleet needed two more races to get in a valid series, so there was audible relief as the sailors arrived on Sunday morning to a sailable 15-20 knots on the bay. The day started damp and grey, following the overnight storm and rain, but by the second race the sky was clear and the sea breeze was pumping. ...
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2015 Tasar Worlds - Practice Race By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 8:44 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Tasar World Championship - Saturday afternoon was the Practice Race for the Tasar 2015 World Championships which is being sailed on Geographe Bay, Busselton. Some of the 114 boats were a bit too keen to start and caused a re-start of the race. ...
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Line honours to Beau Geste in the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:49 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - Guided by a full moon and making the most of the warm NE breeze the international crew of 17 on Karl Kwok’s 80-foot maxi Beau Geste took line honours tonight in the protracted Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race. ...
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Barcelona World Race - A record, but no easy way out for Hugo Boss By Barcelona World Race, , 3:34 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
A new record for the 538-mile opening passage from Barcelona to Gibraltar was set by Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes when they exited the Mediterranean on Hugo Boss on Thursday evening, leading the Barcelona World Race. But their passage into the Atlantic proved problematic when they then hit two unidentified objects and hooked a net around their keel in strong winds and muscular seas. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet away to a foggy start for Leg 3 By Sail-World, , 1:37 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) led the six boat fleet Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of their home city of Abu Dhabi at the start of Leg 3 in a blanket of fog. Light winds are forecast for the first few days of a stage which is expected to take about three weeks before the six boats arrive in Sanya, China. ...
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2014-15 Zhik Australian 9er Championships - Strong conditions By David Price, Jervoise Bay SC, WA , 1:37 PM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
It was never going to be a soft regatta off the Western Australian coast here at Jervoise Bay Sailing Club, 10 minutes south of Fremantle, and Huey has not disappointed many of the best young skiff sailors in the world at the 2014-15 Zhik Australian 9er Championships. ...
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Tasar 2015 World Championships commence in Busselton, Australia By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 1:16 PM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Competitors for the 2015 Tasar World Championships were busy today preparing for tomorrow (Saturday third) afternoon’s Practice Race which will be sailed in an area close to the west side of Busselton Jetty, within good viewing distance for spectators on the jetty and foreshore. ...
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Day One 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds - 'I’m a Bit Dizzy' By Jane Moffatt, , 11:24 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Day one conditions at the ISail Whitsunday B14 Worlds were not looking promising a weak north easterly threatened to completely fade. However Race Officer Peter Merritt found a magic spot on the water and squeezed in two races. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild plan revealed + Video By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:18 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
In a media conference just completed in Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson confirmed that the target for the team to re-join the Volvo Ocean Race is at the Lisbon Stopover in early June 2015. That means the team will miss the next four stopovers and will be sailing at the final four, being Lisbon, Lorient, the Hague and the finish in Gothenburg. Includes Video ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Bringing the dream home By Dongfeng Race Team, , 10:40 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Today at 1400 local time in Abu Dhabi (1000 GMT), Dongfeng will embark on Leg Three of the Volvo Ocean Race, a 4,670 nautical mile journey from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, China. ...
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Team Australia dismasted in Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:49 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - In a sudden disappointing turn of events in the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race, race leader and multihull record holder Team Australia’s 100-foot mast came down late this morning when the trimaran was 10 miles out to sea south of Port Macquarie. ...
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2014-15 Barcelona World Race - Race record broken By Alex Thomson Racing, , 3:10 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Hugo Boss had an amazing start to the Barcelona World Race 2014-2015. The Race started on the 31st December 2014 at 13.00. Hugo Boss crossed the pin end of the start line first, placing them in the lead for the first mark rounding. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Hugo Boss breaks Barcelona-Gibraltar record By Barcelona World Race, , 3:00 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Alex Thomson (GBR) and Pepe Ribes (ESP) on Hugo Boss have passed Gibraltar, crossing the Longitude 5°37W at 18H50 (CET). They have set a new record time for the Barcelona to Gibraltar course of 538 nautical miles of 2 days, 5 hours, 50 minutes. ...
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