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Clipper Race - Choppy conditions as fleet closes in on Den Helder By Clipper Ventures, , 11:46 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet is closing in on Den Helder in the Netherlands with the first yachts expected to arrive at the dock around 08:00 (local time, UTC-GMT +2) on Friday 4 July.,Henri Lloyd is still leading the fleet, which is currently running in winds of 20 knots off the north east of England with the direction expected to back round to the south west this afternoon. ...
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2014 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta - Milestone event By Jeffrey Harris, port klang , 9:38 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta - Plans are now in place to ensure that the 25th edition of the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta will be bigger and better than ever. Organisers have received a strong response to date from skippers intending to enter. In Class One, owners of at least ten international racing boats have signaled their intention to attend and Class Four ...
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2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 3 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:26 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Star World Championship - Race Day 3 got off to a rough start today with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course four' for Race three. ...
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America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup By Ludovic Sorlot, , 10:50 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On the occasion of the Europe Class A Championship organized by the Cercle de Bordeaux sailing on Lake Carcans-Maubuisson CupLegends.com caught up with Dean Barker who answered Ludovic Sorlot's questions. Beaten after an incredible return of American during the last America's Cup, we asked him how he felt after this terrible defeat. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Delphine Cousin draws first blood By Chris Yates, , 7:57 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the PWA Awaza World Cup proved to be a long and frustrating affair, spanning twelve and a half hours, as light and gusty winds played havoc for much of the day. Early this morning Delphine Cousin made the perfect start to her title defence as she claimed the first victory of the year in the women’s fleet, however only one heat of the men’s was completed before the wind became too light. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - On a roll in Marstrand + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:46 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
With 20 of the 24 flights of Qualifying now complete after day three of Stena Match Cup Sweden, the vital question is over who will make it through to the top eight and continue into Friday’s Quarter Finals here in Marstrand. Currently leading the field, both on 10 points, are Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar and Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa teams. ...
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Star World Championship - Frustrating day 3 rocks the fleet By Star Class World Championship, , 5:31 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Race day three at the Star World Championship got off to a rough start with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course 4' for Race 3. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Rendezvous returns August 31st By KPMS, , 4:37 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In a just under two months’ time, the world’s number one rendezvous for Maxi yachts returns in the shape of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Taking place from 31 August – 6 September, the competition is always one of the international yachting calendar’s standout occasions. ...
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ISAF seeks modern catamaran for future Youth Worlds editions By ISAF, , 4:02 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking a modern, lightweight catamaran with spinnaker and daggerboards to be used at the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds. The selected manufacturer will be required to supply and maintain the multihull equipment. Key criteria include that the equipment represents a clear pathway to the Olympic Games, is cost effective, visually appealing and athletically challenging for competitors. ...
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470 Junior Worlds - Flawless performances on day 4 By 470 International Association Class, , 2:11 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
There were flawless performances from the French teams on this critical fourth day at the 2014 470 Junior World Championships. Two more races wrapped and two more to go before the top 10 Medal Race on 3 July. Back to back race wins for the French men's and women's teams of Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan and Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz. ...
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Oman Sail gears up for the start of the Tour de France a la Voile By Oman Sail, , 1:17 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On Friday 4 July, the Oman Sail M34 squad will line up against some of France’s leading offshore sailors for the 37th edition of the eight-stage marathon race around the coast of France starting in Dunkerque on the English Channel and racing 733 nautical miles to finish at the end of July in Nice on the Mediterranean. ...
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Clipper Race - Tension builds as the fleet enters the Pentland Firth By Clipper Ventures, , 12:37 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, with less than 50 miles now separating the entire fleet, race 15, the OneDLL cup looks set to be one of the most contested races so far as the teams enter the notorious stretch of water known as the Pentland Firth. ...
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Top fleet for International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island By Mark Jardine, , 11:11 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
The event has attracted an astounding 130 helms and 18 nations with sailing stars from the Olympics and America’s Cup all converging to race for one of the most coveted titles in the dinghy sailing world. The team at HISC, with their world-class facilities, are all set for the event. ...
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Star Class World Championship - Thrilling Day 2 + Video By Icarus Sailing, , 2:43 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Star World Championship - Race Day 2 of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship came to a thrilling end today after an intense battle between the top three boats and a near photo finish where only five seconds separated first and second place. The beauty sophistication, and power of the Star Boats racing on Lake Garda this afternoon was only matched by the lake's breathtaking scenery ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Light winds prevail on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 7:59 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day of the Awaza PWA World Cup saw the opening ceremony take place at 11am as the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, arrived to mark the official beginning of the event, who was introduced to the PWA Chairman, Jimmy Diaz reigning world champions Antoine Albeau and Delphine Cousin as well as the extremely talented Taty Frans. ...
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Star World Championship - Intense battle on day 2 By Star Class World Championship, , 7:50 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Race day two of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship came to a thrilling end today after an intense battle between the top three boats and a near photo finish where only five seconds separated first and second place. The beauty, sophistication, and power of the Star Boats racing on Lake Garda this afternoon was only matched by the lake's breathtaking scenery. ...
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49er and 49erFX Junior Worlds - Emotional wins for Spain and Denmark By Ben Remocker, , 7:29 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four of the 49er Junior World Championship was a two stage affair. The morning had two normal races for all fleets, followed by the afternoon where the top 10 from each fleet raced three Theatre Races to complete the championship. Aarhus delivered another day of westerly unstable winds from 8-12 knots, a fitting continuation of the challenge these U24 sailors have faced all week. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - A change of fortune + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:18 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
A change of conditions brought a change in fortune for a number of the 14 teams competing in the second day of Qualifying at Stena Match Cup Sweden, stage two of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Today the wind was lighter and blowing out of the southwest. ...
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Star World Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 5:29 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for day two of the 2014 Star World Championship to capture these images. ...
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49erFX Junior Worlds - India's Gautham and Nedunchezhiyan impress By ISAF, , 5:10 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Ahead of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, India's Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan are honing in their skiff technique in the 49erFX fleet at the Junior Worlds in Aarhus, Denmark. After six races the Indian pair have impressed, amassing a consistent string of results and currently sit sixth overall. ...
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470 Junior Worlds - Spanish extend lead, British close gap on French By 470 International Association Class, , 3:49 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing got underway early at 1000 hours on Monday 30 June at the 470 Junior Worlds to make the most of the breeze and improve the chance of completing the scheduled three races for each fleet in a demanding day of racing. Conditions were again a tricky and testing on the race course, as leftover clouds from last night’s thunderstorm caused some massive windshifts. ...
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa starts development program in AC45s today By Luna Rossa Media, , 1:15 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
L The 'new' Luna Rossa Piranha has undergone some major changes foreseen by the Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup that now allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World Series – except for the shape of the hulls. ...
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Ainslie Racing gets big Government funding boost for Portsmouth base By Ben Ainslie Racing, , 12:03 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
New base for Ben Ainslie Racing has the potential to bring significant economic and sporting benefits to the UK, particularly for Portsmouth and the wider Solent area. A recent report on Team New Zealand suggested that the NZ component of its 2010-2013 campaign in Auckland created 1,000 jobs and brought an $88million boost to the local economy. ...
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OMYC Cruise/Race to Koh Samet By Doug Smith, OMYC Sailing, , 10:53 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
OMYC Sailing Club, Regatta 7, 11–13 July: Our next event will be in conjunction with Ocean Marina Properties and will be a race /cruise to Koh Samet over the holiday weekend on 11th, 12th and 13th July. This event is made possible by the support of Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Many thanks to them! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Mid-Atlantic encounter with Queen Mary 2 + Video By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 8:14 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) received an incredible surprise today when they received a mid-Atlantic salute from the iconic British ocean liner the RMS Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the Cunard line. Shortly before 1700 UTC and sailing upwind at 11 knots, Azzam was overhauled by the massive 1,132-foot, 76,000 tonne Queen Mary 2 (QM2) travelling at twice her speed ...
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