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Volvo Ocean Race – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:23 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums – that’s the expression used by Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s navigator Simon Fisher. The fleet is currently sailing in a 150nm wide area of very unstable and unpredictable light winds. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Winner expected in Auckland on Saturday By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:12 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race is expected to finish in Auckland on Saturday morning/afternoon. According to the latest projections from the routing function of Predictwind the lead boats will finish around the middle of the day - being late morning of early to mid-afternoon. ...
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EFG Sailing Arabia – Sidney Gavignet’s EFG Bank extends overall lead By Oman Sail, , 8:42 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
EFG Sailing Arabia 2015 – The Tour that began in Muscat, Oman on 15 February, is now at the halfway stage in Dubai at the end of Leg 3 and there is a battle royal at the front of the fleet between the defending champion, EFG Bank (Monaco), the Dutch University team on TU Delft and the Plymouth University team on Team Averda. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Biggest challenges are around the corner By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:48 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – 'This is the Doldrums?!?' – questioned Dongfeng’s OBR Sam Greenfield on a note to our desk. 'We’ve had the fastest and wettest downwind conditions yet on this leg (or the last) during this morning’s romp through the Doldrums, hitting 20-24 knots SOG.' ...
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Barcelona World Race - The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm and Le Cam By Barcelona World Race, , 2:10 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Legend has it that over 31 days during 1788 the HMS Bounty of Captain Bligh made just 85 miles while attempting fruitlessly to round Cape Horn. If they round Cape Horn as expected on Tuesday 24th February, Barcelona World Race leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam will have taken 31 days to race from the longitude of Cape of Good Hope to the most feared of all Capes. ...
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Lighthouse Marina Resort Philippine Hobie Nationals overall By Rap Garcia, Makati City , 6:48 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Lighthouse Marina Resort Hobie Nationals Philippine Sailing Association’s Ridgely Balladares (helm) and Richly Magsanay (crew) zipped past all the other Hobie 16 teams in Subic last February 6-8, thus defending the championship they won last year. ...
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JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge By Bruce Kerridge, Sydney , 5:31 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images are produced by Bruce Kerridge. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums By Sail-World.com, , 2:44 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
'This is the Doldrums?!?' – questioned Dongfeng’s OBR Sam Greenfield on a note to our desk. 'We’ve had the fastest and wettest downwind conditions yet on this leg (or the last) during this morning’s romp through the Doldrums, hitting 20-24 knots SOG.' ...
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Sydney Yachts National Championship 2015 - Day 2 VVideo By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 10:43 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
It was a long and difficult day on the water for the Sydney Yachts National Championships fleet. Light winds and a long rolling swell made for very challenging sailing and resulted in only two races being held on the day. Phoenix came away as Boat of The Day. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7 By Frank Quealey, , 7:27 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Gotta Love It 7’s team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Trophy winners after the regatta concluded on Sydney Harbour today. The team had already secured the title before today’s race and skipper Seve Jarvin had become the most capped skipper and competitor in the championship’s 76-year history. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 7 here - Live and then in Replay! By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:39 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Follow Race 7 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below. The race gets underway at 3.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA goes out past the Golden Gate + Video By John Navas, , 1:50 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA, the America's Cup champions made a rare journey today to sail out past the Golden Gate. Last time an AC foiler went out into the tide ridden area under and beyond the Golden Gate Bridge was when Oracle Team USA pitchpoled their first AC72 in October 2012. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 6 By Michael Chittenden, Sydney , 12:11 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on the water again on Saturday for the penultimate Race in the 2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unifficial world championship of 18ft skiff sailing. Crews from three nations took the top three places. Gotta Love It 7 set a new record for JJ Giltinan Trophy wins - scoring her seventh title. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 6 interviews with Hamlin, Thurlow and Yamaha By Nic Douglass, , 11:17 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
After Race 6 in the JJ Giltinan Trophy, Nic Douglass caught up with several crews in the series - Team America, Thurlow Fisher and Yamaha. Today's video is a composite of interviews with the podium placegetters in Race 6: Team America (Howie Hamlin, Skip McCormack and Daniel Philips), Thurlow Fischer (Michael Coxon) and Yamaha (David McDiarmid). ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA report on their new foiler By Oracle Team USA, , 11:05 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA are undertaking a final testing session in San Francisco, prior to heading for Bermuda. The team is sailing a development AC45 which is one of their four one design AC45's which has been converted to a foiler. 'Two days in and the thing is nearly as quick as the AC72,' was the way sailor Joe Newton described the new foiling AC45. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Images from Race 6 by Christophe Favreau By Christophe Favreau, , 9:56 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Christophe Favreau was on the water for the sixth and penultimate race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy. Long time 18ft skiff sailor, USA's Howie Hamlin, showed plenty of spark to pull a race win in the very tricky conditions on Sydney harbour. ...
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13th Punta Fuego Regatta - the wrap By Santi Picornell and Rap Garcia, Makati City , 9:28 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
With northeast winds ranging from 20 to 35 knots and a record of 45 entries in six classes, the 13th Punta Fuego Regatta held at Club Punta Fuego, Nasugbu last January 24-25, proved challenging despite the omission of its traditional Fortune Island Race due to safety reasons. ...
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Malibu’s Evolution Pro Series to feature as one-third of WBW Series By World Wakeboard Association, , 9:02 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
With the announcement of the new Malibu Evolution Pro Series at the WWA’s 25th-anniversary celebration last fall, a new standard was set for professional wakeboarding. With a 2015 schedule that includes stops in Mexico, Japan, and the Unites States, the Malibu Evolution Pro Series will bring the best athletes in the sport to some of its most amazing venues. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 creates history as US wins Race 6 By Frank Quealey, , 8:39 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Despite finishing a disappointing eight place today, the Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage became the 2015 JJ Giltinan champions as a result of the brilliant start to the regatta with four consecutive race wins. The win gave the Gotta Love It 7 team their record seventh JJ Giltinan Trophy ...
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Barcelona World Race - Closing fast By Barcelona World Race, , 4:30 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Who knows if the second placed crew in the Barcelona World Race, Guillermo Altadill and Jose Munoz have recently used the official scheduled reports to pinpoint the position of their nearest rivals GAES Centros Auditivos? But with the two IMOCA Open 60s seeming to be on converging courses in the South Pacific, just 16 miles apart this afternoon ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 6 here - Live and then in Replay! By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:07 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Follow Race 6 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below. The race gets underway at 4.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team optimistic By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:34 PM Fri 20 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – For the first time since the race began four months ago, Dongfeng Race Team found themselves well and truly at the back of the fleet. The most recent video from the boat saw the usually calm skipper, Charles Caudrelier, smash the helm in uncontrollable anger as the team encountered technical problems beyond his control. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The fleet closes up at the equator By Sail-World.com, , 7:51 AM Fri 20 Feb 2015 GMT
Leader Team Brunel was the first one to step into the Southern Hemisphere at 0530 UTC. At the time this report was being written, King Neptune reported from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing '17 miles to the equator and the Court of King Neptune is being convened. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing hook up - Video *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 5:44 AM Fri 20 Feb 2015 GMT
America's Cup Defender, Oracle Team USA is enjoying a final sailing session on San Francisco bay the waters of their club, Golden Gate Yacht Club. Today she hooked up with Artemis Racing who have been training out of their base in Alameda. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Pacific pursuit By Barcelona World Race, , 1:58 AM Fri 20 Feb 2015 GMT
If Neutrogena skipper Guillermo Altadill is worried about the advancing GAES Centros Auditivos he was masking it well today when he spoke live to Barcelona World Race HQ. But more likely his measured composure and focus is partly because he has simply stuck to their 'blinkers on' strategy of not looking or worrying about the movements of their rivals since they restarted from Bluff, South Island ...
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