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2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Trail Blazing start expected By Trish Jenkins, , 1:45 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29th November 1200 CET from Lanzarote, Canary Islands bound for Grenada, West Indies, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. ...
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eBay auction for crew spots in the CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge By Louise Bashford, , 11:39 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has once again launched its eBay auction that provides an exclusive opportunity to bid for places onboard one of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race favourites, when they compete in the CYCA’s SOLAS Big Boat Challenge – the spectacular maxi yacht race around Sydney Harbour on Tuesday 9 December. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Spectacular opening day in Abu Dhabi By ISAF, , 3:06 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi 2014: Smiles were present before racing at the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, on the waters off of the Corniche and around Lulu Island and back ashore upon the conclusion of racing. A north westerly breeze that ranged between 9-14 knots greeted the sailors across the four race tracks. The outside courses saw big waves to add some spice to the sailors’ lives. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race, Leg two – Team Brunel: riders on the storm By Team Brunel, , 1:19 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel: Sailing against the wind and ramming into waves is not exactly comfortable. But it can get worse, because right now we are heading straight into a tropical storm. 'Tro-tro-tropical storm?' I stammer in fright to Louis Balcaen. The young Belgian sailor quickly makes it clear that I’m not the only one who is afraid of this particular weather condition. ...
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America's Cup: San Diego YC Commodore on the America's Cup venue By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:23 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
The Commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club, which has hosted three America's Cups and one America's Cup World Series, appeared on local TV, commenting on the apparent decision to award the 35th America's Cup to British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. In this replay of the video Commodore Chuck Sinks, deftly stays within the confines of not confirming that Bermuda has won the hosting rights. ...
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HKSF’s largest Optimist Nationals in Boat Class’ history in Hong Kong By Hong Kong Sailing Federation, , 11:12 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Hong Kong Optimist Nationals 2014: Two days of competition saw a total of seven races sailed, all with challenging, shifty, wind conditions and with average speeds of between 6-10 knots. Conditions presented a whole range of circumstances that tested the boat handling and racing skills of future champions and Olympic hopefuls. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi drops the lead - and then comes back By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, , 9:44 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has slipped in the Volvo Ocean Race having led for most of Leg 2, and won Leg 1. But as has been done before Abu Dhabi has caught up, and now playing storm-watch. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Mast Track issue adds to pressure on Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 9:38 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Mast track issues have dogged the Chinese Volvo Ocean Race entry, Dongfeng Race Team on Leg 2 on the 40,000nm round the world race. The problem is not fully repairable in the current upwind and bumpy conditions, and is certainly an issue of concern for Charles Caudrelier led team. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The Traemeister's onboard gym session *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:33 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin, claimed he did not know what a Gym before he set foot aboard Team Vestas Wind. And then compounded his issues by saying that he thought 'Gym' was pronounced 'Gime'. Fitness freak Trae has taken on the invidious task of getting the Irish OBM up to a passable fitness level, believed to be 100 push-ups. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Thanksgiving at Sea *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:21 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Although they may be far from home, old traditions aren't forgotten as the US crew aboard Team Alvimedica celebrate one of the great traditions. And the non-US crew partake of their first Thanksgiving, off the coast of Madagascar. There's some of the traditional fare, adapted for the Volvo Ocean Race, and some messages and mementos from home. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Launch of Ragamuffin 100 By Louise Bashford, , 1:31 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The official launch of Syd Fischer’s super maxi, Ragamuffin 100, will take place next Tuesday, 2 December 2014, at Sydney City Marine Complex, Rozelle. ...
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PredictWind launches new Offshore Application for Mac and PC By Mike Scullin, , 9:20 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre takes lead in Leg 2 as break point looms *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:20 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
The latest position report from Volvo Ocean Race Control has given the lead in leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Mapfre (Iker Martinez). She takes over the lead from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker), who has led from soon after the start of Leg 2, a week ago. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi to offer new challenge + Video By ISAF, , 5:03 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
Over 270 sailors from 38 nations have enjoyed a mixed range of conditions since their arrival early on in the week. The athletes have used the time to acclimatise to their surroundings, different sea states and a variety of wind strengths. But now, the practice time is over with racing across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding fleets to kick start the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Team Brunel: tactical masterminds By Team Brunel, , 4:07 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
VOR 2014-15: Some of them also wake up in the middle of the night to check the latest position reports of Team Brunel. The crew is aware of that, including our skipper Bouwe Bekking. 'We are not the only ones looking out for the position reports. We know that the home front is eyeballing every move of us. Our wives, children, girlfriends, friends and supporters live this race as extreme as we.' ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014 - A golden finale By Groupama Sailing Team, , 1:37 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: Among the ten Olympic series represented, Franck Cammas will be participating in the event for the first time aboard a Nacra 17, this time teaming up with the young, light Alizée Desbordes. Having remained in France to satisfy her professional obligations, Sophie de Turckheim will be following the performance of her favourite helm closely. ...
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