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ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander: The game will be wide open By ISAF, , 2:08 PM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
The game will be wide open in both the Laser and Laser Radial at the Santander ISAF Sailing World Championship with large numbers gunning for World Championship glory and a Rio 2016 Olympic place. 72 nations featuring 150 sailors will compete in the Laser fleet whilst 58 nations will sail in the 120-boat Laser Radial fleet. Both fleets will kick start racing in Santander on Friday 12 September. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind name crew and leave for Qualifier By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 12:50 PM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
The latest entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Vestas Wind left Southampton on Sunday, heading for the race start port in Alicante, Spain. The team will take on the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic waters off Spain and Portugal before reaching the Mediterranean to complete the obligatory 2,000-nautical-mile qualifying distance. ...
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Vendee Globe: Alex Thomson announces new Hugo Boss By Sail-World, , 11:49 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
Alex Thomson Racing has announcing the build of the new Hugo Boss IMOCA 60 to be launched in summer 2015, with the aim of winning the 2016 Vendee Globe. Financially, building a new race boat is a considerable investment and Alex Thomson Racing are privileged to have the support of their sponsors and financial backing to announce this boat build. ...
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Magnetic Island Race Week: Day 4 lighter wind changes leaderboard By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 9:21 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
The SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week fleet headed out this morning for the penultimate day of racing in the five-day event and were greeted by soft wind and flat water. ...
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Oracle Team USA prepares for racing By Erik Simonson, , 3:39 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
The crews at Oracle Team USA at Pier 80 have been busy of late packing up and readying for the transition from San Francisco to the new home on the Puget Sound in Washington. The team decreased their footprint at the pier to 1/2 of what was used during AC 34 shortly after their successful defense. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - All to play for on the final day By Chris Yates, , 3:13 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
There was all to play for on the final day of the 2014 Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup as Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde) looked to defend his overnight lead against good friend Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde), who was hoping to rain on his parade. However, the man from Saint Maarten held his nerve to be crowned champion for the first time in his PWA career. ...
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America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:08 PM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
Yves Carcelle a long time supporter and backer of the Louis Vuitton Cup and the Challenger Series for the America's Cup has died of cancer at the age of 66yrs. Carcelle led Louis Vuitton's sponsorship and involvement in the America's Cup from the front. ...
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week: worth the long wait on Day 3 By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 8:23 AM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
It was worth the long wait for the breeze to fill and deliver a superb short course afternoon of racing in the seaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The sailors made good use of the race postponement as the morning’s glassy conditions. Several took to the sparkling water to cool off while others found a spot in the shade of a mainsail or boom tent to hide from the hot sun. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Grandstand finale on the horizon By Chris Yates, , 8:55 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
On day five of the 2014 PWA Alacati World Cup, another day of brilliant racing was produced as winds of 10-22 knots arrived by just before 1pm - allowing a further two winners’ finals to be completed in both the men’s and women’s divisions. ...
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Melges 20 World Championship - More day 4 photos by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 6:52 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
Day four of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship was packed with action on the water. Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck to capture these images. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 4 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 6:31 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
On day four of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, a final race decided the winner. Photographer Stefano Gattini was on the water to capture these images of the action. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 3:29 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
After one final race at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, John Kilroy at the helm of Samba Pa Ti, tactician Paul Goodison and crew Jeff Reynolds proved they were more than deserving of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Champion title. ...
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Magnetic Island Race Week: multihull earns honours from monhulls By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 7:39 AM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
A combination of perfect racing conditions, no mistakes, great boat speed and a focus on a goal was all that was needed for the multihull Fantasia to take on the biggest of the monohulls and win. ...
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2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 4 -the Mean Streak By Rich Roberts, , 2:11 AM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Skip McCormack spoke for all competitors after Friday's fourth day of the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis YC. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 3 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 9:19 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck for day three of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Frustrating start to day 4 By Chris Yates, , 8:46 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The early part of day four turned out to be a hugely frustrating affair as variable winds, in terms of both strength and direction, wreaked havoc with the start of the racing at the Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup. However, over the duration of the afternoon the wind slowly stabilised to provide the most exciting racing of the week in winds of 15-28 knots. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 8:35 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The third day of racing on beautiful Lake Garda produced premium conditions and spectacular competition at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship once more. Three additional races were completed with second place overall Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. closing the gap on regatta leader, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti ahead by five points. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Action shots by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 2:35 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images during races seven and eight. ...
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5 Oceans - First solo race around the world with equal chances By 5 Oceans, , 1:48 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, President of Clipper Ventures who organised the 5 Oceans, confirmed that the ninth edition in 2014-15 will welcome not only the successful Eco 60 Class, which has shown its durability during the 2010-11 race, but will also welcome the SolOceans One Design Class. ...
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America's Cup: Wild Oats AC45 flying in Paradise - Video By Nic Douglass, , 9:14 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The Oatley's latest yacht - the wing sailed AC45 renamed Wild Oats, was in action at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Nic Douglass compiled this video as she worked her way through the fleet ...
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Magnetic Island Race Week: glorious sailing and delighted skippers By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 7:59 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
There were a few surprised and delighted skippers when the handicap results were posted after a glorious day of racing on Day 1 of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. ...
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Ronstan Bridge to Bridge 2014 - Images by Erik Simonson By Erik Simonson, , 7:42 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Images of Ronstan Bridge to Bridge by Erik Simonson. Event organized by St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, United States. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:10 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The latest Volvo Ocean Race entry, Team Vestas Wind, is making good progress towards her preparation for the 40,000nm race around the world. Her initial target was to be splashed on August 21, 2014, followed by sailing trials, pull-down and two days of crew safety training. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits By Sail-World, , 10:12 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA sailors have spent much of 2014 competing individually at various events around the world, looking to keep their skills sharp against top-flight competition. According to the team, the results have impressive. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 9:03 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Three additional races were added to the scoreboard on Thursday, day two of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. With a substantial 14-point lead, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti is in first place overall. ...
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