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Extreme Sailing Series - Gripping stadium racing on day 3 + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:09 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
The third day of Extreme Sailing Series racing on the French Riviera for the Extreme 40s could prove to be one of the most defining days of the whole 2014 season, with the leaderboard well and truly blown open. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - It's a tight game out there + Video By Agathe Armand, , 5:13 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Three changes of leader in one hour in the Volvo Ocean Race Alicante In-Port Race. A five-second gap between Team Alvimedica, winners of the In-Port Race, and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, second. Just 25 seconds to Mapfre, in third. One thing’s for sure - it’s a tight game out there. The start gun went off at 1400 local time. The 7.8nm inshore track counted five gates. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica rules Alicante waves + Video By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:02 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Charlie Enright’s smile said it all as he led his young Team Alvimedica crew to victory in the opening skirmish of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 on Saturday. There’s a long, long way to go and the Alicante in-port race success does not even count towards the offshore overall trophy apart from as a tie-breaker in the case of teams finishing level on points. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - In-Port Race awards images by David Ramos By Sail-World.com, , 3:21 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer David Ramos was on deck in Alicante to capture these images from the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15's first In-Port Race awards ceremony. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Inport win a giant boost for youngest team *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 3:06 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Sail-World interviewed 30 year old skipper Charlie Enright ahead of today’s first 2014-2015 Volvo ocean Race Inport race. Enright was realistic about Alvimedica’s overall chances but today’s win will have had a major impact. The Alvimedica team has had an excellent preparation, having sailed 15,000 VR65 miles. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica wins Alicante In-Port Race + Video By Team Alvimedica, , 2:59 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica has taken first blood in the Volvo Ocean Race, after winning today’s In-Port Race in Alicante. Charlie Enright and his crew made a good, conservative start that placed them in the top half of the seven-boat fleet while a daring port-tack start by Dongfeng Race Team rewarded the Chinese with an early lead. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA reflects on Alicante In-Port Race By Team SCA, , 2:51 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Today saw the first Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race for Team SCA. The crew of the all-women’s team reflect on the action. Annie Lush (GBR): It’s a really short and fast intense racecourse and it's hectic onboard but the good thing was everything was quite clean. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - In-port race puts paid to pre-race nerves By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:40 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Out on the water this afternoon in Alicante, the first in-port race put paid to pre-race nerves, whilst on shore emotion was running high at this morning’s team press conference, when Wolf (Jiru Yang) broke down in tears as he dedicated the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to Leo. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dock Out Parade images from Alicante By Sail-World.com, , 1:25 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
David Ramos was on site in Alicante to capture these images during the Volvo Ocean Race Dock Out Parade for the In-Port Race. ...
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LJ Hooker Queensland Etchells Championship – Lamb Chops By John Curnow, , 12:57 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
The flag was set early in the peace of the morning. It very clearly signified that it was to be BBQ day for the Etchells competing in the LJ Hooker Etchells Queensland State Championships. The world-renowned, David and Sue Healey meat fest is just one of the many hospitalities that the Brisbane Etchells Fleet has bestowed upon all guests for this regatta. ...
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2014 2.4mR Open World Championship - The wrap By Sail Canada, , 4:39 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 2.4mR Open World Championship - The final day of racing brought 10-15 knots of breeze and sunny skies. There were three races scheduled for the day however the dying breeze forced the cancellation of race three, with a total of 10 races on the final scoreboard. ...
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Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - An autumn in Pampelonne By Les Voiles de St Tropez, , 1:53 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez 2014, 27th September – 5th October. It is a forgotten place in winter, where the morning sun beats down silvery rays over the crowds in search of a little coolness by the beaches. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Skippers Press Conference images by Rick Tomlinson By Sail-World.com, , 12:27 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Rick Tomlinson was on site in Alicante to capture these images during the Volvo Ocean Race Skippers Press Conference. ...
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2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Swiss dominate on day 2 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 12:19 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Swiss skipper Jérôme Clerc managed to fight off the challenges of the encroaching pack to keep Realteam at the top of the leaderboard on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Nice as the pressure builds with just two days of racing left. ...
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Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - An opportunity to rekindle the links By Les Voiles de St Tropez, , 10:02 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
It was a particularly special day and one not to be missed on any pretext. Indeed, Thursday at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez has been an opportunity to rekindle the links with the Nioulargue era and the founding spirit of yachting, when owners and captains launched friendly challenges from boat to boat with the shake of a hand, a meal or just for the sake of it. ...
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Genoa International Boat Show 2014 – everything is relative By Guy Nowell, Asia Editor, Genoa, Italy , 9:11 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Einstein was right: everything is relative. After a decade or so of visiting boat shows in Asia, the Genoa I Saloni Nautici or 54th Salone Nautico Internazionale (depending on which part of the press pass you read) is quite an eye-opener. Look over the balcony outside the press room, and the boats are lined up in military formation, Med-moored stern on to the wharf. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A tense day in Alicante for Team Alvimedica By Jane Eagleson, , 8:24 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
It was intense onboard Team Alvimedica today, even if it was just a practice race in Alicante. Saturday brings the first In- Port Race of the Volvo Ocean Race, and today was a dry run for the seven international teams, as well as the race management. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 2 - Extreme Sailing Series, Nice By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 8:09 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Nice, France after the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA ready to take on the challenge By Team SCA, , 7:52 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Tomorrow, Saturday October 4th, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015, will kick off with the In-Port Race in Alicante. For SCA it brings to a close almost two years of training and preparation. Finally it is time to race. 'It’s going to be fantastic to take on this challenging race', says Sam Davies skipper of Team SCA. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ advances to second overall By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 7:27 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
The breeze was light again on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series seventh round at Nice. Seven races were sailed and once again the 4-7 knot breeze gave teams mixed results. By the end of the day, no clear pattern had emerged and the fleet was still tightly bunched with less than 20 points separating the top eight teams. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - 66 sailors ready for In-port battle in Alicante By Jonno Turner, , 7:26 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race preparations of Team SCA and Team Vestas Wind for this nine-month round the world race could not have been more different – yet they stand side by side amongst the other five teams, in the shade of Alicante’s famous castle tomorrow. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Sail teams firmly in contention By Oman Sail, , 5:31 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Light airs in Nice conspired to create another day of up and down performances across the Extreme Sailing Series fleet but Oman Sail’s crews on The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air were able to build enough consistency to stay in contention with two days of racing remaining. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Inshore Practice Race –Dongfeng takes first win By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 3:18 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
A glorious Spanish autumn day in Alicante, puffy white clouds and a building breeze, after a postponed start. Superstitions abound in sailing, with bananas on boats up there with winning practice races but maybe these are not Chinese concerns because China’s Dongfeng team did not hesitate in todays’ Volvo Ocean Race Inshore practice race, they went full tilt from the gun. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Images from the Alicante practice race By Sail-World.com, , 3:02 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race practice race action has commenced in Alicante, Spain. Check out these images of the action captured by photographer David Ramos. ...
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Ranger to Rainbow - J Class book launch By Stuart Bayliss, Lymington , 12:49 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
This new book is a detailed account of the development of the J Class yachts, primarily from 1996 when author, David Pitman, first became involved with the rebuild of Velsheda. He was Secretary of the class for more than 12 years and primarily responsible for the rebirth of the Class, from the launch of a new Ranger in 2002, then Hanuman, Lionheart and finally Rainbow in 2012. ...
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