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Düsseldorf Boat Show - Land Rover Above and Beyond Award By Jaguar Land Rover Limited, , 12:18 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
At the Düsseldorf Boat Show in Germany the Extreme Sailing Series™ and Series Main Partner, Land Rover, were delighted to announce Oman Sail as the winner of the 2014 Land Rover Above and Beyond award. The award was presented to the team or individual who demonstrated the finest examples of skill, sportsmanship and strength of mind at each of the Series’ Acts. ...

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 – Ninth year ready to rock! By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:23 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Extreme Sailing Series - The Extreme 40 skippers and sailors presented today to the media and public at the Düsseldorf Boat Show confirm once again the very high calibre of competitors for the season ahead. ...

America's Cup: Spithill leads Oracle reconnaissance team in Bermuda By Sail-World, , 12:19 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill is dockside in Bermuda this week, along with other team members, to lay the groundwork for a smooth transition for the team as it moves to the new host venue of the America’s Cup over the coming weeks. ...

Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015 By, , 7:55 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series has announced a schedule of eight venues and several new teams for the 2015 circuit. Now in its ninth year of competition, the America's Cup teams have exited the competition and been replaced with teams from Italy and Turkey. Eight teams will make up the regular tour with Team Aberdeen joining for the first event of the 2015 Tour. ...

VOR - I dreamt that Alvimedica overtook us and woke up crying By Dongfeng Race Team, , 7:32 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 update from Dongfeng Race Team: I dreamt that Alvimedica overtook us and woke up crying.' – Dongfeng Shore Crew member ...

Barcelona World Race - Leaders enter the fastest section of the course By Barcelona World Race Media, , 7:11 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race update: Leaders enter the fastest section of the course 400-mile separation between the leading duo Saint Helena High continues to impact mid-fleet Spirit of Hungary making gains in trade winds ...

New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup preview By Stuart Streuli, , 2:17 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
For the fourth New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex of the 19 yacht clubs, from 11 countries, that will gather September 12 to 19 at the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court, only one is making its debut appearance. A third of the clubs will be competing in the premiere Corinthian big boat competition for the fourth time. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Malacca Nightmare – now it’s a boat race again!! By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 11:19 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg three race leader Dongfeng yesterday was 100 nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack as she sped down the first part of the funnel that is the Malacca Straits. Then she hit the wall, almost parked up and in the day, she lost 55 miles. Suddenly she was only 45 nautical miles ahead of the second placed boat, MAPFRE, as the following fleet was still in 5-6 knots of breeze. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica - Enter the Dragon + Video By Andy Rice, , 2:27 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
This morning Team Alvimedica and the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have entered the mouth of the Malacca Strait, the potentially treacherous gateway to south-east Asia. ...

World Match Racing Tour's title sponsor goes into administration By WMRT, , 1:57 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Retail broker Alpari (UK) Limited, title sponsor for the World Match Racing Tour since 2012, has gone into administration, after being battered by the surge in the Swiss franc last week. The tour announced that it is continuing as scheduled, including their final event of the 2014 World Championship in Malaysia on February 10-14. ...

Inaugural Phuket Yacht Show postponed By Phuket Yacht Show Media, Phuket, Thailand , 1:23 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
The organisers of the new yacht charter show for Asia have announced the postponement of the first edition, scheduled to take place 12-15 February in Phuket Yacht Haven Marina, which is under redevelopment to make it the biggest superyacht marina in Asia. ...

Kieler Woche 2015 promotes Olympic sailing competitions By Kieler Woche Pressesprecher, , 6:19 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Kieler Woche is being held from June 20th to 28th 2015. With more and more world championships taking place in Kiel, the city emphasizes its application to host the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2024 or 2028. Just like in the previous year with a record number of participants for the ORC Worlds and the following SAP 505 Worlds, there will again be two high-class world championships ...

Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía – Kiteboarding and Dragons return By Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía, , 6:13 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
The 46 edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, to be held between 28 March and 4 April in the Bay of Palma in Mallorca (Spain), will see an increase of competitors with the incorporation of the astonishing Kiteboarding and the comeback of the Dragon Class. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami preview By ISAF, , 5:28 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup - From 26-31 January 2015, Miami, USA will welcome world class fields in ten Olympic and three Paralympic events for the second regatta of the series. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Malaccan Strait lottery for Donfeng Race Team? By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:06 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 update from Donfeng Race Team: The longer you stay front, the harder it becomes to convince yourself you can stay there. Leg 3: Abu Dhabi to Sanya (4,670 nautical miles) ...

Barcelona World Race - The South is looming. By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:01 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race the leading boats are expected to reach 40°S, the border post of the ‘deep south’, on Wednesday. So for leaders Cheminées Poujoulat and their nearest rivals Neutrogena, as well as third-placed Gaes Centros Auditivos, today was a day to prepare – mentally, practically and tactically – for the fast-approaching challenges of the Southern Oceans. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:50 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January 2015: The two big moves of the last 12 hours have been made by Dongfeng and Team Alvimedica. Let’s comment on the leaders first. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Sally Barkow - from the Olympics to the Volvo By Sail-World, , 9:37 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Sally Barkow before the start of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, on how she made the transition from Olympic sailing to offshore and the woman's crew aboard Team SCA. A skilled match racer and has been on and off the Olympic circuit for the past 10 years, Sally Barkow competed for the US team in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, in the Yngling Womens keelboat event ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The big casino *Feature By Gonzalo Infante, , 4:56 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The Malacca and Singapore Straits are a big talking point of this leg - and not without reason. These narrow and busy passages have all the ingredients to make them extremely difficult places to race sail boats. ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Entering the Malacca Strait By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:12 PM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race Leg Three leader Dongfeng has rounded the waypoint of Pulau Weh at 0340 UTC and has now entered the waters of the Malacca Strait, between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Ahead, they will have 434 nm of sailing in this narrow stretch of water. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: More Alex McKinnon images By Alex McKinnon, , 5:12 AM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
Those magnificent flying machines and their pilots grabbed a lot of attention during the recent McDougall+McConaghy Moth World Championships at Sorrento. Melbourne based photographer and videographer, Alex McKinnon, was on the water again for the final day, when Pete Burling (NZL) became the new champ. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 5 Blue skies and fair winds By RLIR 2015, , 3:56 AM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
The final day of the 13th Royal Langkawi International Regatta provided fresh excitement and new challenges as yachts were greeted by blue skies and upwards of 15 knot winds down the Bass Harbor. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta: Breeze all the way to the finish By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Langkawi, Malaysia , 11:47 PM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
We all know that the last day of a regatta makes or breaks the event. It’s the day that everyone remembers, and a blowy finish to a ‘quiet’ few days makes all the difference. RLIR this year didn’t actually need to wind up with a flourish, but it did anyway, following on seamlessly from last year’s regatta with five days of uninterrupted sailing breeze ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Final day's action and Interviews By Oliver Hartas, , 9:02 PM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
Oliver Hartas compiled this video of the Final Day of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds completed on Friday in fresh winds at Sorrento, Melbourne. Features all the action, crashes, and interviews with some of the top sailors at the regatta, plus some of the stars from other areas of the sport who competed. ...

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 - NOR published By Event Media, Phuket , 10:45 AM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
The Notice of Race (NOR) for the 11th Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina, set to take place 30th April to 4th May 2015 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand, is now available. ...

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