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Keeping score: How to win the Volvo Ocean Race By Jonno Turner, , 12:31 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Director Jack Lloyd said, 'This edition, we’ve moved to low points scoring for the first time,' he adds. 'It means that the team that finishes first in an off-shore leg, or an in-port race, will be awarded one point. The team that finishes second, two points – and third, three points. If you are disqualified, or have to retire, then you earn an extra point.' ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Race - The Healer last to first By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:06 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Mark Hipgrave’s Beneteau First 36s7 called The Healer finished the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race last in the fleet, at 5.30am this morning, Sunday August 3, 2014. On handicap it’s a very different story, the small Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron crew outclassing the entire PHS fleet. ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Ragtime to riches By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:07 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Long-time Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron member Chris Morgan wondered pre-race if his boat’s number one berth allocation at the final resting point, at Keppel Bay Marina, could be an omen. Last night he and wife Bernadette’s 20 year-old J130 Ragtime was declared the IRC overall winner of the eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. ...
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Aussies World Champions in 2014 29er titles By Peter McIntosh, Kingston , 1:43 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
World 29er Championships 2014 - You read it here first … Last week a story in Sail-world noted that NSW teenagers Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, sailing for Belmont Sailing Club, had just won the North American 29er Nationals and looked to be a huge threat in this year’s 29er Worlds which were to follow at the same venue at Kingston, Canada. And so it turned out to be!! ...
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Halong becomes a Super Typhoon; Japan in harm's way By Adam Douty, , 9:52 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Halong has been rapidly intensifying to start the weekend, becoming a super typhoon early Saturday night, local time, with maximum sustained winds of 250 kph (155 mph). Halong is expected to remain a very dangerous typhoon through the rest of the weekend and into the coming week. ...
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420 World Championship - High scoring day 5 in Travemunde By 420 Sailing, , 8:40 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a high scoring race day five with three back to back races for all fleets at the 420 Worlds. The change in breeze was welcomed, with racing kicking off in around 10 knots, steadily increasing and holding at around 13 knots with gusts up to 14 knots. ...
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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Challenged by winds on day 1 By Rupert Holmes/CWL, , 7:41 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
The opening day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week saw competitors challenged by winds that varied from well under 10 knots to more than 20. After a weather front cleared the race area at lunchtime, the breeze settled into a brisk south-westerly of 16-20 knots, giving glorious racing conditions and once again bathing Cowes in warm sunlight. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Robertson on match point in semis By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:50 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
The Semi-Finals remained in the balance at the close of play today at Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, with four time champion Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team 0-2 down against Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing, while defending champion Taylor Canfield’s USone team was even on 1-1 against France’s Mathieu Richard and his LunaJets crew. ...
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Laser Radial Youth World titles 2014 - Overnight leaders hold on By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 10:32 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship . Dziwnów, Poland Day 5 A 12 knot wind built from the east and the shallow waters of the Baltic Sea produced good surfing waves. The move to Finals races with the two gold fleets on the same course provided an exhibition of close and exciting racing that was a joy to watch. ...
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420 World: First day's racing in Final Series belongs to 14yr old crew By 420 Sailing, , 5:12 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Racing stepped up a gear at the 420 World Championships on Friday 1 August, as the first day of final series racing got underway with the 390 sailors now seeded into 420 Open and 420 Ladies Gold fleets. ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Handicap chase on the race By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:03 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - The line honours victor is decided; now the handicap pursuit is on in the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race ...
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Report from Rio: Team Jolly on the South American 470 Nationals By Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, , 10:47 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Current 470 World Champions, Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, are currently competing in the South American 470 Championships in Rio, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Test event starting on Monday.Gonzo (their new boat) seeing some action for the first time in Rio, we are currently taking part in the South American Championships, racing in Rio for the first time... ...
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Sopot Match Race - Hansen and Gilmour out of the competition By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:57 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Defying an unpromising forecast of little wind, the organisers of Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, were able to stay on schedule, completing the final 12 flights of Qualifying. With the easterly onshore wind on Gdansk Bay, conditions were more stable than yesterday’s offshore westerly. ...
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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race: The Flight of Pretty Fly III By Sail-World, , 8:40 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Join Colin Woods and the crew of Pretty Fly III as they have a fast slide north in last weekend's Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. The canting keel Cookson 50 recovered from a slow start to ease through some marque competitors, and finish sixth over the line, and placing fifth on IRC in what was generally reckoned to be a big boat race. ...
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Brisbane to Keppel race - Wild Oats XI heading for third line honours By Lisa Ratcliff, , 7:33 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The staff and volunteers at Keppel Bay Marina are busy preparing for a slew of 21 red-shirts to arrive under the cover of darkness. There’s no race record this year for the defender, sailing for Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Their success, when it comes, will be marked by first access to a hot shower after a day and a half at sea. ...
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2014 International Moth Class World Championships - Final highlights By Beau Outteridge, , 3:49 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 International Moth World Championship -The final highlights from the 2014 International Moth Class World Championships in Hayling Island, UK. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race crews to battle in Round Britain test By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:54 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martinez’s Spanish team will put to the test potential new crew members as they make their way to the UK for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race this week. The event, which starts on August 9 and is preceded by Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, will see five of the new, one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats navigate Britain’s 1,800 miles of notoriously tricky coastline. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Canfield tops leaderboard after day 1 By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s newest event, Sopot Match Race, commenced today. Eleven flights of Qualifying were sailed in a light to moderate north-westerly wind. At the close of play Alpari World Match Racing Tour champion Taylor Canfield tops the leaderboard unbeaten on 5-0, ahead of Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing on 5-1 and local Polish legend Karol Jablonski on 4-1. ...
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Cowes Week - Weather outlook provided by Rupert Holmes By Cowes Week Ltd, , 5:32 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The weather outlook for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week (2-9 August) is currently indicating that the long run of hot and gloriously sunny weather that has brought frustratingly light and fickle breezes to Cowes and the waters of the Solent area over the past few weeks is changing to a more unsettled picture. ...
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America's Cup - Ben Ainslie Racing strengthens British Challenge By Sarah Alexander, , 4:31 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) have today revealed six additions to their British America’s Cup Challenge. The new team members will significantly strengthen BAR’s bid to bring the Cup back home to British waters. Britain’s Paul Campbell-James has joined the sailing team and brings a great deal of technical knowledge, combined with a solid record as both a mono and multi-hull racer. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and Weymouth named 2015 venues + Video By ISAF, , 3:09 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Hyères, France and Weymouth, Great Britain have been named as the European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Bids to host the two European regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup were carefully considered by the International Sailing Federation with key criteria including a compact venue, first class sailing areas and facilities. ...
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Laser Radial Youth World Championship - Day 2 and 3 By Jeff Martin, , 2:02 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Two more races were completed in nine to 10 knot winds on the second day of the Laser Radial Youth Championship in Dziwnów, Poland. It was long day for everyone after a wait ashore for fog to clear only for it to unexpectedly return during the first race. ...
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Musandam-Oman Sail crew swap hulls as MOD70 heads to Cowes By Oman Sail, , 11:53 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Fresh from their success in achieving a first ever podium position at the famous Tour de France a la Voile, the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail will shift focus this weekend when they swap one hull for three ahead of their ambitious MOD70 campaign in British waters this summer. ...
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Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles By International Windsurfing Association, , 10:58 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Fifteen year old Carlo Ciabatti from Cagliari, Italy, is the 2014 Techno 293 Youth Boys World Champion. With an unassuming start, 23rd on the leaderboard at the end of the first championship race, Carlo clawed his way up day by day - 13th . . . fifth . . .first! beating European Champion Tom Monnet into second place by four points. ...
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Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - One day to go to close of entries By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 8:41 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - There is just one day left for skippers to enter their boat in the record-breaking Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week being held from eighth to 15th August 2014. ...
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