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Volvo Ocean Race: Leader close to Fernando - new record in the offing? *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:29 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
With less than a day left to reach the turning mark at Fernando de Nonoha, 220nm off the coast of Brazil, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has retained the lead she built in the Doldrums. She is unlikely to be headed, although the second boat on the water, Team Brunel is projected to be less than an hour behind at Fernando ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Williams through to qualifier round undefeated By Talbot Wilson, , 9:44 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
One flight of the Quarter Finals was sailed Friday afternoon following the completion of the Qualifying Rounds and the selection of opponents and draw for boats. The Quarter Finals set Ian Williams against Marek Stanczyk, Taylor Canfield against Steffan Lindberg, Eric Monnin against Pierre Morvan, and an all Swedish pairing of Bjorn Hansen against Johnie Berntsson. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Wind continues to take a break By Chris Yates, , 9:05 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
The seventh day of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam saw the light winds continue, despite a promising forecast for today. In the late afternoon a few of the sailors took part in a tow-in training session as there is scope to run a tow-in contest tomorrow, with the forecast looking glassy. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Tour Card holders crash out + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:27 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Picture postcard perfect conditions returned to Bermuda for the third and final day of Qualifying at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. After yesterday’s torrential rain, Hamilton Harbour was bathed in glorious sunshine and breeze that by lunchtime was gusting up to the mid-teens. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leaders pass Fernando and head for Cape Town *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:04 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Control reports that the lead boats in the 40,000nm race have rounded, or rather passed, the turning point off Fernando de Noronha. They are now proceeding down the Brazilian coast, to round the back of the South Atlantic high pressure zone , and have what is expected to be a fast ride to the Leg 1 finish in Cape Town. ...
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Melges 32 Gold Cup on the horizon By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 6:37 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
With a fleet and sailors as diverse as the nightlife on Ocean Avenue, the Melges 32 Gold Cup, hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club kicks off in just two weeks, featuring eighteen ultra-high performance Melges 32 teams from nine different countries. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - No point pretending for Dongfeng + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:10 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Day 13 onboard Dongfeng Race Team. Weather from here to there? Upwind, boat heeled, wet on deck (too wet to open front hatch and let air through), hot below decks still, bumpy ride, not easy to relax onboard – and going to stay like this for four or more days with no real prospect of catching the guys in front as everyone is straight lining in same conditions. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Keeping a good watch By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 3:00 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Peter Dimech, Principal Race Officer and Race Chair spoke about the storm that raged through the Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet. “The remaining yachts racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race are expected to arrive at the Royal Malta Yacht Club by today and tomorrow. Whilst the wind speed has decreased, the sea state is still significant and we are keeping a close watch on the yachts still at sea. ...
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - Shakeup on day 3 + Video By RS:X Class, , 2:12 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
There was a shakeup at the top on day three of the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida! Fully recharged thanks to the lay day yesterday, all competitors were eager to enter the final stretch of the competition in Clearwater, and the planing conditions in the forecast certainly contributed to the excitement on the beach. ...
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China Cup International Regatta - Old rivalries renewed on day 1 By Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com, , 1:34 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
The opening day of the 105-boat China Cup International Regatta saw old rivalries renewed in the Beneteau 40.7 class, as Vatti Sailing stole victory from Vanke Longcheer in the opening Simpson Marine Passage Race from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The week ahead on Leg 1 - Team Alvimedica By Sail-World, , 12:18 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica Navigational Strategist, Anderson Reggio, explains the issues ahead of the crews in the remaining half of leg 1 of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. After the Equator and Fernando, the weather looks to be shaping up to be pretty standard for the South Atlantic. The St Helena High which typically dominates this body of water is the main driver for breeze in the short term. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: A 17 time Equator veteran describes the ceremony By Stu Bannatyne, Team Alvimedica, , 11:32 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
The next landmark, or ‘sea mark’ if you will, for Leg 1 is crossing the Equator, as Team Alvimedica continue to make their way south to round Fernando de Noronha off the coast of Brazil. Crossing this latitude is not like crossing any other on their way around the world, but has special significance for sailors who have never crossed the 0° parallel of latitude. ...
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PIC Coastal Classic: TeamVodafoneSailing smashes course record By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:13 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
As predicted in last night's preview in Sail-World, the ORMA 60 TeamVodafone Sailing has set a new course record for the 119nm course in the PIC Coastal Classic. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Canfield and Williams first into Quarter Finals By Talbot Wilson, , 9:08 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One, top seed in Group 2, is the first skipper to qualify for the Quarter Finals in the 2014 Argo Group Cup. Canfield lost his first match in day one of racing against Chris Poole (USA) Riptide Racing. Since then the number two skipper on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour has sailed to seven straight points. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Waiting game continues on day 6 By Chris Yates, , 8:07 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The forecast for day six at the La Torche PWA Grand Slam offered a slight possibility of producing some racing, but unfortunately the wind never really materialised meaning the sailors spent another day on hold. Throughout the day there were gusts of up to 10 knots, but the wind failed to improve beyond that. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi stopover call for volunteers By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 6:36 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
As preparations ramp up for Abu Dhabi’s December/January Volvo Ocean Race Stopover and the yachts battle it out for glory from Spain to the Emirates via Cape Town, more than 200 volunteers are being recruited to help deliver the UAE capital’s 23-day watersports, entertainment and cultural event. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing first to exit the Doldrums By Jonno Turner, , 6:10 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The push and shove of 12 knots of Atlantic breeze – things are looking up in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, things are looking up. First in the fleet, and out of the Doldrums, they’re heading fast towards the Equator, trade winds blowing gusts of encouragement around their ears. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Day 12 for Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 4:22 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 12 onboard Team Alvimedica. There is no question as to the origins of the phrase 'down in the doldrums;' the monotony of these days is painfully apparent. It’s a pattern too familiar: a night of variable conditions—torrential rain and 20 knots of wind one minute, no wind and starry skies the next. Feast or famine. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Luna Sea 100th entry for 628 nautical mile race By Di Pearson, RSHYR media, , 4:05 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
With only nine days remaining until the close of entries, one of the smallest, most audacious and memorable yachts in the history of the CYCA’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, appropriately became the 100th entry. A mere 10.5 metres, James Cameron’s Hick 35, Luna Sea, will again do duty as one of the pintsized yachts in fleet for the 70th edition of the 628 nautical mile race. ...
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Student Yachting World Cup - England emerges victorious By SYWoC Press Office, , 3:46 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Today was the last day of competition at the Student Yachting World Cup. Even though England’s victory was already for sure, the top-5-ranking could change a lot with two more races: Italy was second with 46 pts, Ireland third with 47 pts, Norway fourth (52 pts) and Switzerland fifth (58.2 pts)… the USA followed with 59 pts! ...
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America's Cup: Airbus and Oracle Team USA forge technology partnership By Oracle Team USA, , 3:00 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Airbus and Oracle Team USA have forged a technology partnership. As Official Innovation Partner of Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup, Airbus will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation and simulation, composites, structures, hydraulics and data analysis to work with the Oracle Team USA design team. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Another dramatic day By KPMS, , 2:51 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Thursday has proved another dramatic day in the story of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. While yesterday (Wednesday) was a day of seamanship and survival as yachts battled storm force winds, it was also a day of arrivals as the same winds pushed competitors to the finish. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie confirmed as overall winner By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 2:19 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The Royal Malta Yacht Club has been a hive of activity both day and night, welcoming back yachts taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. By Midday on Day Six 34 yachts have finished the race and 25 yachts have retired. Each and every sailor that has taken part, including those that are still out there, has a story to tell for years to come. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Near perfect start for GAC Pindar By Talbot Wilson, , 2:04 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar made a near perfect start to in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda yesterday. The British skipper who stands top of the the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and is second in the ISAF rankings, goes into today's remaining round robin flights leading group 1. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A nightmare for sailors By Team Brunel, , 1:36 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team Brunel. 'At this rate, it will take a century before we get to Cape Town,' sighs Jens Dolmer, standing on the bow. He is trying in vain to push the flapping foresail outwards. There is hardly a breath of wind. In the distance, the sun is sinking into the ocean. ...
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