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Barcelona World Race - Saturday night - Cape Horn fever By Barcelona World Race, , 1:51 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
Saturday night should see two IMOCA 60 crews of the Barcelona World Race reach Cape Horn ready enjoy the relase from the Pacific and start the climb up the Atlantic. Both of the Barcelona based duos of We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton entered the Roaring 40s around January 27th as southern oceans rookies. ...
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52 Super Series 2015 – Nine new TP52s getting ready to rumble By 52 Super Series, , 2:41 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
For the new 52 Super Series 2015 season it could be said that challenge to be fully race ready stepped up a gear when Germany's Harm Müller Spreer launched his new Vrolijk designed Platoon in Dubai. In Auckland, New Zealand sea trials are presently under way for for the new Provezza. ...
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Barcelona World Race - A two-speed Atlantic By IMOCA Ocean Masters, , 10:41 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014/2015 - Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm were left with a bitter memory of their slog up the South Atlantic in the last Vendée Globe. To make the equator, they had to contend with northerly winds and breaking seas… However, for this third edition of the Barcelona World Race it seems that luck has been on their side. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series– Home team advantage? Oman Sail aims high By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 9:04 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Oman is the most successful nation in the nine-year history of the Extreme Sailing Series™ and with less than a week to go before Act 2 of the 2015 global tour in Muscat 11 – 14 March, the spotlight is inevitably on the home teams The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air. ...
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Royal Bombay Yacht Club vows to keep serving steak and kidney pies By The Telegraph, , 6:50 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
The Royal Bombay Yacht Club, one of India's oldest British Raj clubs, has announced it will continue serving its famous steak and kidney pie after the government announced a ban on the sale of beef. ...
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Thai stars scoop top awards at Thai Laser Nationals By Pattaya Mail, , 5:30 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Royal Varuna Yacht Club hosted the Thailand Laser National Championships 21-22 February at Pattaya, with the objective of promote and support sailing activities in Thailand and as a stimulus for the tourism industry in Pattaya. With around 40 Thai and international sailors aged from 14–75 attending the competition, the three Laser classes of Standard, Radial and 4.7 were contested. ...
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RHKYC Jeanneau Class Regatta, 7-8 March 2015 By RHKYC Media, , 4:08 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
The one-design classes of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club relocate from their usual urban territory of Victoria Harbour to the wilds of Port Shelter for the occasion. Around 50 boats will race against each other on RHKATI handicaps, with Etchells, J/80 and Sportsboat fleets competing for the Long Course title, and Dragon, Flying Fifteen, Impala, Pandora and Ruffian classes racing on the Short Course ...
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Barcelona World Race: Transition Time rings in Atlantic and Pacific By Barcelona World Race, , 1:52 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
After a spell last night and today during which almost all of the Barcelona World Race fleet were in light or moderate winds, in the Atlantic and the Pacific, it looks more like Transition Time is ringing for many. ...
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America's Cup: An international insight on Team NZ's media floggings By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:40 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Stuart Alexander, one of the world's leading yachting correspondents has been in New Zealand for the past few months, and provided the following perspective on Emirates Team New Zealand's latest media flogging, ahead of the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team recruits top sailor for leg 5 By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:18 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Dongfeng crew changes: Foxall on, Rouxel off, Bidegorry is back, and Riou returns as leg 5 Onboard Reporter. What happens when you put four French sailors, two Chinese, one Swede, and an Irishman together on a carbon speed machine? Sounds like a corny joke, it isn’t… ...
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Barcelona World Race – Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed under 5000 miles By Barcelona World Race, , 12:58 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed under 5,000 miles to the Barcelona World Race finish line and also crossed over their own outbound track. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Young team sailed best leg to date By Sean McNeill, , 12:14 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Reflecting on his team’s performance on Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright said the youngest crew in the race had sailed its best leg to date. 'It was our most complete leg so far. But like all these legs it had its ups and downs,' said the 30-year-old Enright. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ireland's Foxall racing Leg 5 aboard Dongfreng By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:35 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Damian Foxall (IRL), one of the biggest names in offshore sailing, is joining Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) for the forthcoming Leg 5. Caudrelier and Foxall were on the Groupama boat that won the 2011-12 edition. ...
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Marine Industry experts convene at Volvo Ocean Village - Register now! By Keith Taylor, , 10:08 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Marine industry experts from around the world will convene next week in the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Auckland’s Viaduct Basin for the fifth High Performance Yacht Design conference. The three-day technical conference, 9-11 March, is still open for late registrations ...
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2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta – Top sailors are up to the challenge By Delta Lloyd Regatta, , 8:01 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The competition for the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta looks promising. Especially the registrations for Laser and Laser Radial are well under way. International top sailors like Marit Bouwmeester (Laser Radial) and Bundock & Curtis (Nacra17) are up to the challenge in Medemblik from 24 - 30 May 2015. Races will start from 26 May onwards. ...
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Andre Hoek at RHKYC: ‘Sailing Design driven by Scientific Research’ By Sail-World Asia, , 3:58 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
André will talk about research, development and design, focusing on the development of hull shapes of classically styled yachts with modern underwater configurations, and the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Velocity Prediction Programmes which are used to optimise their hull shapes. He will also briefly explain the hull shape research for J Class yachts and various other designs. ...
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San Fernando Race Charity Dinner - loud shirts, please! By Colin Dawson, , 3:35 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has been racing to San Fernando since 1977. Sailors enjoy 'going south' away from miserable, grey Hong Kong weather, with ideal sailing conditions under a full moon leading them to the shores of northern Luzon. ...
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Barcelona World Race - South Atlantic Angst. Pacific anticipation By Barcelona World Race, , 1:49 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
It can be the most frustrating stage of non-stop round the world racing. After completing the difficult, stressful four or five weeks in the big south, there is an almost inbuilt expectation that, by comparison, after rounding Cape Horn and passing the Falklands milestong, racing up the Atlantic life should be a bowl of cherries. ...
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2015 China Cup International Regatta - Event announcement By Rita Shao, Shenzhen , 4:01 PM Wed 4 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 the Ninth China Cup International Regatta 'Event Announcement' has come out. The game will be held from October 30th to November 2nd, again in the beautiful Daya Bay, Shenzhen, with more than 100 sailing boats competing with each other. During these four days, there will be eight races going on, including Hong Kong to Shenzhen Passage Race, Inshore Race and Round-the-Island Race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - 曼福队 - 卧薪尝胆 终得逆转 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:46 PM Wed 4 Mar 2015 GMT
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛第四赛段的冠军曼福队于北京时间2月28日16时31分率先冲过终点线。第四赛段的竞争格外激烈,接连遭遇水手受伤和通讯卫星故障的曼福队始终卧薪尝胆,终于在离终点不到24小时的关键时刻完成了对前方两支船队的反超,一举夺冠。这也是曼福队在本届比赛中的首个赛段奖杯。 ...
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Another boat show in Phuket. Really? By Kongleaphy Keam, Phuket Gazette, , 10:06 AM Wed 4 Mar 2015 GMT
Phuket has been named as a top choice for the launch of a Thailand Yacht Show, to be organized by the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS). The location for the yacht show, planned for the end of this year, has been narrowed down to Phuket and Pattaya, explained Deputy Minister of Transport Akom Termpittayapisit ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi Catch-up - Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:52 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica. He talks about wanting to sail on a Kiwi boat in the next race - how this race compares with the others in which he has sailed - how small gains seem to be paying well - the vexed issue of AIS on tactics, and more ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi Catch-up - Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:34 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica. A product of the RNZYS Youth Program, Swete is on his second Volvo Ocean Race. He touches on the differences between the two programs, the impact that AIS is having on the racing and plenty more ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Race Director Jack Lloyd reflects on the new VOR By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:14 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Sail-World.com's New Zealand Editor caught up with Race Director, Jack Lloyd on the floor of the sail-loft in the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard. In this 15 minute interview, Lloyd gives his view of the progress made as a result of adopting the Volvo 65 One Design ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Image gallery - Tour of the Boatyard By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:43 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Yesterday Volvo Ocean Race threw open the barriers and let the media have an inside view of the Boatyard at the Viaduct Events Centre The area is open to the public (stay behind the safety barriers) where you can see the boats on the hard, and look inside the Events Centre which has been converted into a massive sail and rigging loft. ...
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