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RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by By RC44 Class Association, , 4:36 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The Oman RC44 Cup delivered another challenging sailing day for the fleet competing in the final event of the 2014 Championship Tour. Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Team Aqua was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Slow going for Dongfeng Race Team By Yann Riou, Dongfeng Race Team OBR, , 3:48 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Yann Riou reports from Dongfeng Race Team as the crew are halfway through day two. Quote of the moment: 'We are not King of the road right now' from Dongfeng’s skipper, frustrated with their boat speed. Looks alright to us though! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA By Corinna Halloran, , 3:37 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
To summarize the last 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Race in one word: change. The weather, the water, the sails, and our bodies are all equally (and rapidly) changing. The first full day at sea, we have experienced what some trips see in a week—if they’re lucky enough. However, that said, change can also be frustrating. ...
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British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same? By Amanda Simpson, London , 10:52 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
On Monday 17 November, an impressive line-up of speakers at 13th International Sailing Summit shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, through innovation, technology and cultural changes. British Cycling has seen its membership grow by 567% since 2005. ...
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GC32 Racing Tour 2015 - Dates and venues By GC32 Racing Tour, , 10:08 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
GC32 Racing Tour: State-of-the-art in catamaran design, the GC32 is attracting considerable interest due to its conceptual similarity to the AC72 and AC62 foiling catamarans pioneered in the America’s Cup. However as the GC32s are smaller one designs with soft sail rigs, they provide both professional teams and private owners with the opportunity to experience airborne catamaran racing. ...
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RMSIR 2014 – Penang to Langkawi. An espresso race By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Langkawi, Malaysia , 3:55 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
A slow start for the last coastal race of the Raja Muda is almost a tradition. ‘L’ flag and ‘follow me’ up the course until the RO finds conditions that suit. Equally almost traditional is that this is the blowiest leg of the regatta. 50nm and another straight line to the finish, except this one really is a straight line, with no sand bars or other deviant diversions. ...
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Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:02 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The revamped Bakewell-White supermaxi, Rio 100 (Manouch Moshayedi) turned in an impressive performance in the opening stages of the Yates Cup. Sailing against a variety of benchmarks which included a a Volvo 70, a Botin 80 and an ORMA 60, Rio 100 came from behind to enjoy an impressive lead over the monohulls after 90 minutes of sailing. ...
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America's Cup: Team New Zealand responds to Venue rumours *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:42 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand has responded to reports published in Bermuda and mainland USA, that Bermuda has been selected as venue for the 35th America's Cup. In a media release sent mid-afternoon, New Zealand time, Emirates Team NZ CEO Grant Dalton said in response to unconfirmed reports that Bermuda had won the right to host the 35th America’s Cup, that the team had not been told of a decision ...
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ORC reveals rule improvements for 2015 By ORC Media, , 8:43 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Amidst a 10% growth report on having issued over 9000 certificates worldwide in 2014, the recent Annual General Meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announces numerous improvements approved for use in the ORC Rules and policies for 2015. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Memorable departure for Dongfeng Race Team By Yann Riou, Dongfeng Race Team OBR, , 6:57 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Well, safe to say that was a Volvo Ocean Race departure that will stay in our memories. With fluctuating winds from 0-40 knots we have an epic sundown as we sailed away from Table Mountain – who was also dressed for the occasion with a thick cloud hanging over the top. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for unknown territory By Corinna Halloran, , 6:06 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The start of Leg 2 offered all the wind conditions you could want. I will not lie: I was pretty nervous to begin leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Mom called it ‘Stage Fright’); I think the whole team was pretty nervous. Here we are, having confidently completed the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race—after 27 days at sea! ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' By ISAF, , 5:39 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. Some of the world’s top Men’s and Women’s 470 teams will make up the individual fleets with some excellent racing on the cards. ...
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Route du Rhum - Brian Thompson to skipper MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail By Oman Sail, , 4:32 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Britain’s well-known offshore sailor Brian Thompson returns to the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail to take over from French skipper Sidney Gavignet for the return leg of the Route du Rhum, a trans-Atlantic delivery from Guadeloupe to Lorient in France. ...
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RC44 Oman Cup - Team Nika gets a taste for the podium + Video By RC44 Class Association, , 4:12 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
After finishing third in the annual RC44 match race championships, Team Nika seem to have got a taste for the podium. It was a tough day on the water for the start of fleet racing at the RC44 Oman Cup, with many teams struggling for consistency. ...
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RMSIR 2014 – Patience is a virtue By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Penang, Malaysia , 4:07 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Today PRO Jerry Rollin earned himself a medal – for patience. The scheduled 1230h start time for the Penang Inport Races came and went, and then receded over the horizon. Sitting there with no breeze on a glass-calm sea some of us wondered whether we needed a watch or a calendar to track the passing time. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Wild Oats XI reveals new livery By Rob Mundle, , 10:58 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
While more modifications are being mooted for the champion supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI as part of her preparation for next month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, a high-profile new member of the team was revealed on Sydney Harbour today. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Wild Oats XI and Audi ready: photos By Andrea Francolini, , 9:48 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI and Audi are ready to give the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart a shot! Photos by Andrea Francolini. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa , 8:06 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The seven competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 roughly gathered at 6pm local time (1600 Zulu) in a south-easterly wind that peaked at 30-40 knots, which had the local habit of dying away to nothing in places along the shoreline in the lee of Table Mountain. The clever skippers has sought advice from Geoff Meek, a local with a mass of experience ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in search of hometown glory By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 2:43 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the Emirate’s entry into the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15, cast off on the next leg of the epic, round-the-world race on Wednesday evening hoping to complete a hat-trick of victories in the best place possible – the team’s home port of Abu Dhabi. ...
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Barcelona World Race skippers named as scientific agents By Barcelona World Race Media, , 11:45 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Over 600 scientists gathered in Barcelona for the second International Ocean Research Conference have this evening named the skippers in the Barcelona World Race, the first and only double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops, as scientific agents during their upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, departing from the Catalan capital on December 31st. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Potentially boat wrecking start to leg 2 By Dongfeng Race Team, , 8:10 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
As Yann Riou (Onboard Reporter) described it in a direct tweet from onboard Dongfeng just 30 minutes after the start, 'Zero to 40 knots before we’ve even left Cape Town'. A full on, nerve-racking and potentially boat wrecking start to the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 starts at high speed in 35kt winds By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 7:59 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape From the very start on Wednesday (1800 local/1600 UTC), the sailors were given a taste of things to come with gusts of up to 35 knots kicking up a procession of white-capped waves. It was a question of 'don't break your boat' as most opted for conservative sail choices, whil ...
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Asian Kiteboard Championship - Final day at Qanat Quartier beach By IKA, , 7:57 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
The ocean in front of the Qanat Quartier beach area was alive with colour on Sunday, as Kiters from around the world hit the waters to compete for the last day of the Asian Kite Racing championship. Both men and women's fleets were able to complete the full schedule of 12 races in the final day’s medal race series. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA off to gutsy leg 2 start By Victoria Low, , 6:20 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
An invigorated, rested and relatively relaxed crew on Team SCA led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet from Cape Town late this afternoon at the start Leg Two of the Volvo Ocean Race to Abu Dhabi. The 6,125-mile leg will provide a large variety of conditions and will require good seamanship and good navigational choices. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Heroes and champions in Nacra 17 fleet By ISAF, , 6:05 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
A whole host of Olympic heroes and World Champions will fight it out in the Nacra 17 at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November 2014. The 17-boat Nacra 17 fleet features an abundance of Olympians with no less than 18 appearances stemming from Atlanta 1996 within the 17-boat fleet of 34 sailors. ...
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