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Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market *Feature By David Schmidt, , 6:32 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2006, the sailing world was stunned with the speed and performance of the foiling Moth, and the genie forever escaped the bottle. Flash-forward just a few short years, and the Moth Worlds were being were contested on foils; jump-forward a bit further still, and the 34th America’s Cup was won using foils. ...
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Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race By Irene Corosu, Weymouth , 2:01 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the finalised Guinness World Record criteria which sailing clubs have to comply with to count towards the world record attempt, and for participants to be ratified as world record holders. ...
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Allen RS Feva World Championships - Day 3: Final series starts By Bill Tucker, , 12:17 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 - This was where the serious racing really notched up another couple of gears with the talent pools fully concentrated after the qualification series finished. The forecast had a sunny moderate day of 12knots or so lined up. The reality was that the sea breeze kicked up in full with the third race concluding in 20 to 22knots average. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Tactics, endurance, achievement By Louay Habib, , 11:55 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is undoubtedly one of the toughest yacht races in the world. While other ocean races are longer, racing 1,800 miles around a coastline notorious for highly changeable weather and wicked tides and currents, puts the race amongst the most difficult to complete, let alone win. ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 10:49 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events. This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. ...
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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published By ISAF, , 9:51 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche from 27-30 November 2014. The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships which takes place in the Spanish city from 8-21 September. ...
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Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 7:45 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on how things are shaping up at the 2016 Olympic venue. Week one in Rio was a whirlwind. We have only a quick impression of the city, and it seems that Rio is so many things at once. Bustling. Intimidating. Enticing. Exciting. ...
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ACYC Keel Boat and Multihull Club Champs 2014 By ACYC, Phuket, Thailand , 5:23 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
All are welcome to join ACYC (Ao Chalong Yacht Club) Sunday sailing races. Breakfast is available at the club from 08.00h onwards. Anybody wishing to sail but don't have a boat are advised to turn up before 10.30h and we will do our best to get you on a vessel. ...
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2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race By 420 Sailing, , 3:09 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Top performance of the day goes to Singapore’s Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew who knocked out back to back race wins from the two races, in a fleet containing some of their closest rivals and leap to the front of the 420 Ladies leaderboard. No wonder the pair were honoured as Singapore’s National Sports Team of the Year just a few months back. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th By Trish Jenkins, , 7:34 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off on Sunday 10th August from the RYS startline in Cowes. The non-stop 1,802nm course takes the competitors around the breathtaking coastline of Britain and Ireland, including the most northerly point, the island and lighthouse of Muckle Flugga. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5 By Chris Yates, , 6:38 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw the conclusion of the slalom at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam after five amazing days of racing. After a further one and a half eliminations were completed, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) was crowned the King of Fuerteventura after claiming his third victory of the week in the final race of the week. ...
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Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego By Judy Parker, , 5:51 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club, the Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship Regatta will be held in sunny San Diego this fall, September 5 - 12, 2014. SDYC is honored to host the competition, which has been contested biennially since 1950, the first in Havana, Cuba. The Championship has been held in venues throughout North and South America and Asia. ...
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WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered By World Paddle Association, , 5:45 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The World Paddle Association has announced kids race divisions, which will officially launch at the 2014 WPA Championships. The kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series beginning in 2015. ...
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America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The invited group of European Challengers along with the Defender have agreed to co-operate on some matters associated with the America's Cup. The European Challengers have made a U-Turn in just over two weeks on the issue of a venue for the 35th America's Cup ...
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Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Fleet welcomed in Palma By Jessica Francis, , 5:21 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Mr. Javier Sanz, President, Real Club Náutico de Palma has welcomed the Gazprom Swan 60 Class to Palma for their second Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship, 'it is a pleasure for the Real Club Náutico de Palma and those who are part of it to embrace such a sailing class as the Gazprom Swan 60. ...
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America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup By Beau Outteridge, , 1:15 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
On the final day of the Moth Worlds, Beau Outteridge caught up with two America's Cup helmsmen: Chris Draper (Luna Rossa Challenge) and Nathan Outteridge (Artemis Racing). Check out this video where they discuss the relevance of the Moth Class to the America's Cup. ...
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RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2 By Pip Baily, , 12:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The last day of the Qualifying series at the RS Feva World Championship brought brilliant sailing with significant challenges as the wind went from 10-12knots during Race 4 (first race of the day) through 16knots dropping to nine knots in Race 5 and pumping up to 20-22 gusting 26knots by the end of Race 6 for Red fleet. ...
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Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery By Juerg Kaufmann, , 11:49 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue. Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
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America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:00 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The City of Alameda has made a late play for the Venue hosting for the 35th America's Cup, with the release of a letter from the Mayor, Marie Gilmore. The letter appears to be an initiative from the City's America's Cup Committee, formed in the run-up to the 34th America's Cup to maximise benefits of that event for the City and Alameda district. ...
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U13 O'pen Bic World Championship - Jack Challands wins By Simon Dubbin, Melbourne , 9:26 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 BIC World O'pen Cup - Junior sailor Jack Challands from Sandringham/Parkdale YC in Victoria took out the U13 O'pen Bic World Titles in Travemunde ,Germany. Jack sailed the last race of the series knowing a good result would ensure it was his. ...
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Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge By Phuket Race Week, , 3:08 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Sailors are known to relish a challenge, whether it be a round-the-world passage or a crossing in high seas, or in the case of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek this year, getting in a series of racing with just three days of breeze. The Race Management did it. The sailors did it. And another great Raceweek was brought to a close. ...
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2014 Magnetic Island Race Week Cruising North - One for Poppy? By John Curnow, , 2:56 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Ordinarily, you’d think this was a tribute to dear ol’ Grandpa or a call to arms when preparing for racing. In a way, this is a bit of both. We’re paying homage to all those owners and crew who make the great migration, just like the whales, as well as a motivational speech for all the crews sailing to Far North Queensland. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 8:12 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned with a vengeance on day four of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 25-35 knots howled across Sotavento to produce the most exhilarating racing of the year. ...
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Thai sailor takes top Asian honors at prestigious ISAF Youth Worlds By Nima Chandler, Bangkok , 5:19 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Thai national athlete Kamolwan Chanyim retained the title of top Asian sailor in her class for the fourth time at the International Sailing Federation's Youth World Championship 2014 (ISAF Youth Worlds), held in the beautiful sun-drenched town of Tavira, Portugal, July 12-18. ...
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Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event By ISAF, , 4:51 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will take place from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. With 324 athletes from 34 nations, racing in 215 boats, it is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil. ...
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