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ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira By ISAF, , 2:11 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
When racing kicks off at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July, Italy's Mattia Camboni and Marta Maggetti will lead the RS:X Boys and Girls charge. The Italian racers won gold at the 2013 RS:X Youth Worlds on their home waters of Civitavecchia in October 2013 and have ISAF Youth Worlds medals to their name. ...
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Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon By Vestas Sailrocket, , 2:03 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
The Vestas Sailrocket team have been developing their concepts for an offshore sailing boat which utilizes the innovation that helped them smash the outright world speed sailing record. They believe the craft they are working on can re-define what high performance wind driven boats can do across the oceans of the world. ...
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Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results By Ian McKnight, Seaforth , 8:39 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Josh McKnight, winner of the Moth Worlds in 2012 has started his campaign for the 2014 Moth worlds with a win at the Italian Open Moth Nationals in Lake Garda, Italy with seven bullets out of nine races. This regatta opened The Foiling Week at Lake Garda and attracted competitors from XX nations including the current US Nationals winner Anthony Kotoun. ...
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Malaysia aiming for Asiad gold By Lim Teik Huat, The Star, , 3:42 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Malaysian sailors underlined their intention to strike at the Asian Games in September by winning two golds, three silvers and three bronzes for their best-ever performance at the Asian Sailing Championships in Incheon, South Korea. Mohd Faizal Norizan and Ahmad Shukri Aziz, who won the Myanmar SEA Games gold last December, continued their dominating form to triumph in the Men’s 420 class ...
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Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue By Sail-World, , 3:42 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
.The three sailors plucked from the J/111 Django have reached shore after their dramatic rescue on nightfall yesterday. Just 170nm from the NZ coast the yacht broke its rudder shaft, in 50kts winds and 5metre seas. The crew made a Mayday call which was picked up by the New Zealand based Rescue Co-Ordination Centre who tasked, two vessels to divert about 90nm to the location of the yacht. ...
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HKG win silver at Asian Sailing Championships. By HKSF, , 2:53 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Hong Kong Sailors Tse Sui Lun (Helmsman) and Chik Ho Yin (Crew) won the silver medal in 420 Men. Eight teams and five countries were represented in this class. It is the first medal ever won by the Hong Kong team in 420 class. ...
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APSNZ appoints Duthie Lidgard as new MD By Asia Pacific Superyachts, , 2:21 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand is expanding. With demand for services increasing, the time is right for the company to take on more manpower. That manpower comes in the form of Duthie Lidgard, an experienced industry professional who has made a career out of providing superyachts with the highest possible service. A lifelong sailor, Lidgard is also a qualified boatbuilder, Master ...
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Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week - One month to the start gun By Tracey Johnstone, , 2:20 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - Event organisers Whitsunday Sailing Club have reported the entry numbers are roaring along ahead of last year’s numbers. Eighty-one entries have been received so far and many more are to come by the time of the official close of entries date on 1st August. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video By Fiona Brown, , 11:59 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Stunning, is the best way to describe day one of the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup in Saint-Quay-Portriuex. The weather offered something for everyone including plenty of sunshine and a range of wind conditions, the race management provided three great windward leeward races, and the Half Tonners and their crews excelled themselves by providing seat of the pants racing all day. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri By Camille El Beze, , 8:20 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
If the loss of the first day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships due to too little wind was the price to be paid in order to have great Mistral conditions today off La Grande Motte, then many of the 71 competing crews would accept that as a worthwhile tax. ...
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America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities By Sail-World, , 7:49 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Two potential host cities for the 35th America's Cup have been shortlisted. Two cities have now been cut from the original list of four. A final decision is now to be made by the end of the year, instead of the end of September as originally indicated. ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video By International 49er Class, , 5:08 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day at the 49er and 49erFX European Championships was a tricky one for a variety of reasons and started with a bang. 2013 European's Silver medalists, Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign hit a rock near the port layline of course C, splitting their hull wide open. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends By ISAF, , 3:53 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The Laser Radial Boys and Girls fleets will be the largest at the ISAF Youth World Sailing Worlds with 58 male and 47 female competitors ready to do battle. Racing commences on 14 July with the world's best young Radial sailors ready to fight for the titles that have been won by Russell Coutts, Robert Scheidt, Ben Ainslie, Siren Sundby and Carolijn Brouwer throughout the history of the regatta. ...
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Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran By Sail-World, , 11:15 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Leading French trans-oceanic racer, Thomas Coville is close to setting off on another solo circumnavigation record attempt. He will be using the latest North Sails 3Di Raw technology. Here's the video of Coville putting the giant Sodebo through her paces ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:06 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Experienced French sailor Laurent Pagès has been chosen by Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking to complete his line-up for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Pagès brings a winning pedigree to the Dutch challengers after he helped guide Groupama to victory in the last edition in 2011-12. ...
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Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature By Richard Gladwell Ssail-World.com/nz, , 9:44 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
After being based in Australia since 2008, the Bakewell-White 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) has returned to New Zealand for what the designer called 'a major refit'. Renamed 'Rio', her new US owners wanted a boat that would be able to have a serious crack at the Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, which runs from Los Angeles to Hawaii. ...
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Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:25 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Updated to include images from the rescue and two interviews. Earlier, Maritime NZ have confirmed that the J/111 Django was abandoned off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand late Tuesday afternoon and the three crew taken aboard a Navy patrol vessel. The yacht was returning from the ANZ Fiji Race, when she experienced strong easterly winds about 170nm off the coast of the North Island. ...
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Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1 By Camille El Beze, , 5:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
On day one of the Nacra 17 Europeans, the 71 competitors from 28 different nations had a long day waiting around the boat park in La Grande Motte when the wind refused to build enough to allow any competition. One of the two allocated fleets went afloat in steady rain to await a possible start in a light breeze, but the wind faded and shifted in direction and so they were returned to shore. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video By ISAF, , 1:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds will welcome experienced SL16 heads and fresh 29er faces when racing commences in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July 2014. Sixteen teams featuring several former medallists will fight it out in the Open Multihull SL16 fleet whilst a number of new Open Skiff 29er teams will make their ISAF Youth Worlds debut in the 30-boat fleet. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams By Volvo Ocean Race media, , 1:15 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Eight new crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 were today unveiled in separate announcements from Team Alvimedica and the Spanish Team challengers. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced By Team Campos media, , 10:18 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Two newcomers to the Volvo Ocean Race and a 32 years old 'veteran' join the Spanish project in the offshore race that will start next October from Alicante. The team led by Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández confirmed this Monday that Spaniards Rafa Trujillo and Antonio 'Ñeti' Cuervas-Mons and French Nicolas Lunven will be, respectively, trimmer/driver, bowman and navigator of the new Spanish boat. ...
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2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host By Phuket Race Week, , 3:47 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - 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 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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Fireball Worlds in Thailand - A debutant's story By Cormac Bradley, Dun Laoghaire , 2:39 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
For the recent Fireball Worlds in Thailand, Fireball Australia came up with a novel idea – they offered free transport to any Junior Representative that wanted to go. This was made possible with new container framing allowing 12 boats to fit in a 40 foot container, four more than the old frames allowed. Costs per boat have fallen even with the free transport of a junior member’s boat. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top By Chris Yates, , 11:57 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The first ever Awaza PWA World Cup Turkmenistan proved to be a tricky, and sometimes frustrating affair, as light and shifty winds unfortunately interrupted the regular thermal winds which usually frequent Awaza. Juan Antonio Aragon and his race crew made the absolute most of the conditions which presented themselves and gained results for both the men's and women's fleets. ...
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Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race 2015 - Date set for 2015 race start By Tracey Johnstone, , 8:22 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The monohulls will race under Category 2 safety regulations while the details of the safety requirements for the multihulls are to be advised in the next few months. MHYC’s Commodore, John McCuaig, has pushed forward to have the 2015 start date confirmed early, giving plenty of time for boat owners to plan for the race. ...
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