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Volvo Ocean Race - Planning the menu for over 20 days at sea By Team SCA, , 12:16 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
When Team SCA departs for Leg 1of the Volvo Ocean Race on October 11th, the crew will be carrying enough food for over 20 days at sea. Consuming enough food and drink during an offshore race is a prerequisite for high performance and to maintain body weight, both crucial success factors in this kind of race. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - H.R.H. Carl-Philip of Sweden atop 30-metre mast By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:35 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
Prince Carl Philip is a patron of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, and had sailed the previous day with Swedish-backed entry Team SCA during the in-port race. On Sunday he boarded Chinese – French challenger Dongfeng Race Team to take part in the Pro-Am event – and took the opportunity to grab a once in a lifetime shot with a GoPro camera. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel takes fourth in Alicante In-Port Race By Team Brunel, , 9:49 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
With the start of the Alicante In-Port race, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 has officially begun. Hundreds of spectators watched a thrilling In-Port race where the teams were faced with 14 knots of shifting wind. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ slips to fifth at Nice By Warren Douglas, , 9:10 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series focus shifts now to Sydney – the last event in the 2014 season – where all the questions will be answered. Only four days of racing remain this year with five teams – Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat, Emirates Team New Zealand, Realteam and J.P. Morgan BAR – capable of a top-three position. ...

Biggest sporting call-up nails Land Rover Above and Beyond Award By Land Rover Sailing, , 8:22 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
And at the penultimate Act of Extreme Sailing Series in the French Riviera city of Nice, the Committee was unanimous that there was one outstanding example in the true spirit of Land Rover’s Above and Beyond ethos. ...

Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 3 at the Extreme Sailing Series, Nice By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 8:13 PM Sun 5 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 Day 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2014, Act seven, Nice - Unrewarded By Groupama sailing team, , 7:30 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
Indeed, ultimately there were very few points separating what is a top-flight competition comprising the world's elite. Never before in the six events disputed in Singapore, Oman, Qingdao, Saint Petersburg, Cardiff and Istanbul, have the races been so hotly contested and the deficits as small as they have been in Extreme Sailing Series Nice. ...

GAC Pindar finish sixth at the Extreme Sailing Series in Nice By GAC Pindar, , 6:59 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
Despite the tame four knot winds, GAC Pindar started the week strongly, finishing in second twice and in third, to end Day one in fourth position on the leader board of Extreme Sailing Series 2014. Consistency was hard to come by in Nice, with all teams enduring mixed fortunes at the hands of the placid conditions. ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2014: The Wave, Muscat turn attention to Sydney By Oman Sail, , 6:31 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series: Racing on the last day in Baie des Anges started in a now familiar four-knot breeze which proved especially shifty but McMillan and his crew of Sarah Ayton, Pete Greenhalgh, Kinley Fowler and Nasser Al Mashari brought their tactical skills to the fore with an outright victory in the opening race. ...

J/80 World Championship 2014 - Massachusetts team sails to victory By Nancy Noyes, Correspondent - Capital Gazette, , 4:39 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
J/80 World Championship - After a relatively rough day on Friday, Keane had seen his previously commanding lead in the 32-boat fleet shrink drastically. The fleet left the dock yesterday morning with a mere eight point spread across the top four boats, but the Savasana team pulled out finishes of three-one-four on Saturday to take the top spot in the series convincingly. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Replay coverage of the first In Port Race By, , 3:42 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
Don't miss the first of the In Port Races on - Replay now available here ...

LJ Hooker Queensland Etchells Championship – Big day at the office By John Curnow, , 1:24 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
Day Two of the LJ Hooker 2014 Etchells Queensland State Championships meant three races were to be conducted. Sensational weather insured it was going to happen regardless. Returning to the pond at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron you could tell it had been huge, but the smiles showed that it had all been worthwhile. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: On board video of In Port race winner By Richard Gladwell/, , 12:25 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica, dubbed as the 'Young Guns' during today's commentary of the first competitive event of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, took first in the In-Port Race in Alicante, Spain. Here's the video taken on board the Winner of the first In Port Race. ...

2014 Extreme Sailing Series; Alinghi rises to lead, but series open By Extreme Sailing Series Media, , 4:00 AM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - The third day of 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. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Volvo know-how changed offshore sailing’s big race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:33 AM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad today revealed how he and his team used know-how from the event’s parent companies to pull off the game-changing introduction of a new strictly one-design boat for the event. ...

Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Freestyle title race turned on its head By Chris Yates, , 7:18 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Conditions didn’t look too promising first thing this morning, but thankfully after a few hours of waiting the forecasted wind filtered through allowing the completion of the men’s freestyle single elimination on the penultimate day of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ stays in contention with help By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 6:42 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
On Saturday, Emirates Team New Zealand was the beneficiary of that friendly co-operation: An Omani sailor stepped in when illness struck crewman Edwin Delaat overnight and he was in no shape to go racing. And series leader Alinghi, struggling to find form, bounced back to take 54 of the possible 70 points available and go straight to the top. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - In-Port Race awards images by David Ramos By, , 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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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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