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JJ Giltinan Trophy - Gotta Love It 7 gives sailing lesson By Frank Quealey, , 11:01 AM Fri 13 Feb 2015 GMT
The 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship got under way today when the 24-boat fleet lined up on Sydney Harbour for the traditional Invitation Race to welcome the visiting competitors. The defending champion Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage, revelled in the light ESE breeze, around 8 knots, to lead throughout the race and win by 1m7s ...

JJ Giltinan Trophy: Sailor Girl's view of the Invitation Race By Nic Douglass, , 10:36 AM Fri 13 Feb 2015 GMT
Nic Douglass, Adventures of a Sailor Girl, was at the Invitation Race for the JJ Giltinan Trophy today, and will be on watch for the whole series. Here's some of the people she met during the day - Scott Babbage, Howie Hamlin and more. We'll feature her stories on Sail-World here each day at the JJ's and you can also follow her before during an after the racing on Adventures of a Sailor Girl. ...

JJ Giltinan Trophy - Invitation Race: Images by Michael Chittenden By Michael Chittenden, Sydney , 9:33 AM Fri 13 Feb 2015 GMT
The 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship got under way today with 24 boats on the start line for the traditional Invitation Race. Last years Championship winner, Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage) lead throughout the race to win by 1minute from the NSW champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and Dave O’Connor) ...

Barcelona World Race - Ground Hog Day By Barcelona World Race, , 1:44 AM Fri 13 Feb 2015 GMT
It is one of those crazy moments that round the world ocean racers cherish, or at least amuses them, the antimeridian. When East becomes West. Sailing eastwards, at one hundred and eighty degrees east, it is not so much Live Another Day, as Live the Same Day twice. The clock goes back 12 hours and the day happens again, in theory! ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Your chance to join the Team Alvimedica In Port crew By NZL, , 4:16 PM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
As part of a world wide campaign to raise funds for various heart charities around the world, Team Alvimedica are offering places in the In-Port Race Team as well as being in the Jump Seat at the start of each Leg. The Jump Seat experience involves departing the dock with the race crew and being on board for the initial racing before the fleet leaves the stopover port. ...

WMRT Monsoon Cup - Wild Card entry turns on the afterburners By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 3:04 PM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
WMRT Monsoon Cup Wild Card entry Eric Monnin turned on the afterburners on day 3 in Malaysia to be sitting on match point against Phil Robertson for a place in the Semi-Finals. ...

Monsoon Cup: Live coverage of Day 4's racing here - Live! By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 2:11 PM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
View live coverage of the Monsoon Cup here. Coverage of the fourth day of racing live. There's big prize money hanging of this event with USD87,000 for the winner and a total of USD380,000 in the prize pool ...

America’s Cup : J Class to race during America's Cup regatta By, , 2:05 PM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
The majesty of the J Class era will return eighty years after the class last raced for the oldest trophy in international sport. The J Class Association (JCA) and the America’s Cup Event Authority have agreed to stage a J Class regatta in Bermuda in June 2017 between the conclusion of the America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs and the America’s Cup Match. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Buffalo Gals (and Boys) go round the outside By, , 1:29 PM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA and Brunel are going round the outside, at speed. The four-boat fleet now sails almost directly to south of the two breakaway boats. They’re separated by 115 nautical miles and run almost parallel east at the moment. ...

Hong Kong Raceweek (incorporating the ASAF Youth Sailing Cup) By RHKYC Media, Hong Kong , 2:57 AM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
Organised by Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) and incorporating the second leg of the Asian Sailing Federation (ASAF) Youth Cup, Hong Kong Race Week (HKRW) boasts an entry list of 207 entries and over 240 competitors in twelve different one-design classes. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Going north to be faster south By, , 8:38 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Gonzalo Infante, VOR resident meteorologist in Alicante explains why Team SCA and Brunel have chosen to head north, now 150 nm from the leading pack. 'The first principle is that after the Luzon Strait, the new stronger breeze will come from the north. ...

Barcelona World Race leaders left on their own in the Pacific By Barcelona World Race Media, , 7:04 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race, with their long time rivals Neutrogena (Guillermo Alatadill and José Munoz), now heading to make a short pit stop in the south of New Zealand to repair their engine starter motor, leaders Cheminées Poujoulat are left on their own in the Pacific. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Why are Team Brunel sailing north? By Stefan Coppers OBR, , 6:38 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Stop! Cut it out! I thoroughly understand that, as a Brunel fan, you’re disappointed but pelting Bouwe Bekking’s house with rotten tomatoes is a bit premature. True, we do lie more than 100 miles behind the rest of the fleet but there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for that. So calm down a bit and I’ll quietly explain why Team Brunel, and the girls, are sailing north. ...

SATT 2015 - Omani students ready themselves to take on sailing elite By Adam Pitt, Dubai , 4:58 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
SATT 2015 - A team of students from International Maritime College Oman in Sohar are readying themselves to take on the world’s sailing elite later this month. Nine of the college team will be comprised of by students from the college, many of whom will have had no prior racing experience, but that will count for nothing when the first leg of the race begins in Muscat on 15 February ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Chinese sailors persevere onboard Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:34 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race fleet are physically separated into two groups. Team SCA and Team Brunel are heading north towards Taiwan whereas the rest of the fleet are sailing east as they round the top of the Philippines. Described by Caudrelier as what could essentially be the single most important decision of the leg. ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 9 show By Sail-World, , 2:12 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 36th. ...

WMRT Monsoon Cup : Swinton struggles through sickness on Day 2 By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 1:26 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Keith Swinton struggled through sickness to notch up two wins and zero losses, on Day 2 of the Monsoon Cup sailed in Malaysia.The skipper of Team Alpari FX, along with bowman Ricky McGarvie, was struck down by a bug that saw them driven off to hospital after their matches were complete. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Will they have a splitting headache? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:04 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Team SCA and Team Brunel split from the pack yesterday to head north in stronger wind and to avoid hitting the huge compression of the Kuroshio Current which runs south to north in the West of the North Pacific. The other boats have now followed suit. On the router the differences are still quite small ...

The Mojo Wine family set their sights on big 18ft Skiff Championship By Frank Quealey, , 3:56 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
One of the great strengths of 18 Footer Racing over its 120-plus history has been the family involvement on a competitive level and the support of family members from the unique spectator ferry provided by the Australian 18 Footers League. ...

America's Cup: Artemis Racing images from San Francisco By Erik Simonson, , 3:36 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Images of Artemis Racing's AC45 based in Alameda, San Francisco. Images provided by www.Pressure-Drop.US ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Big waves, big decisions on Leg 4, Day 3 By and Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:21 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
They don’t call it life at the extreme for nothing. And the first 48 hours of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race have certainly lived up to that billing, pushing these sailors to their limits. ...

World Match Racing Tour: Wild Card wins three in Monsoon Cup Day 1 By World Match Racing Tour, , 2:59 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Monsoon Cup Malaysia, Pierre-Antoine Morvan’s Vannes Agglo Sailing Team is making the most of their Wild Card entry, winning all three of their matches on day one of the concluding event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Reigning World Champion Taylor Canfield and US One also took three wins from three, but Morvan’s performance is the greater surprise. ...

Paralympic Sailing 2020- IFDS responds to leaked document By, , 1:45 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Paralympic Sailing 2020 - ISAF DSC Secretary, Bernard Destrubé explains the situation…… IFDS is still awaiting the official report of IPC's decision on excluding sailing from Tokyo 2020. In the light of the quantity of outrageously false and damaging information circulating on Facebook and then via the Sailing Media, I cannot remain silent any longer. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Day 3 - The fast chase to Luzon + Video By NZL and Volvo OR Media, Auckland , 12:46 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Although the Volvo Ocean Race isn't well known for its drag racing heritage, the fleet is yet again in a pedal to the metal, flat out chase/race to the next landmass, being Luzon at the northern end of the Philippines. ...

EFG Sailing Arabia 2015 - Record entries and challenging new route By Oman Sail, , 9:07 AM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
At the start of the annual EFG Sailing Arabia – the Tour (SATT) a record number of teams will line up on February 15 and a brand new route will ensure the fleet of both professional and amateur teams all set out on an equal footing. ...

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