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2015 JJ Giltinan Championship - Race 4 pictures by Christophe Favreau By Christophe Favreau, , 10:59 AM Wed 18 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Race 4 pictures by Christophe Favreau ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Hi Lo, Hi Lo its off to work we go By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:22 AM Wed 18 Feb 2015 GMT
The dilemma of hold high east or drive off south is still relevant. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing are pleased that Brunel has traded theirs off already. SCA are happy they still have some in the bag, and Dongfeng feels that they would like some more. Even MAPFRE has climbed up off their original line and working east to join in the party with SCA. This move by the three teams will establish another hi ...
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America's Cup: Team New Zealand downplays Barker rumours By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:52 AM Wed 18 Feb 2015 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand have downplayed rumours in the New Zealand media and social media that long time skipper, Dean Barker, was about to leave the team. The lines appear to be coming from US sources and are linked to a second rumour surrounding the Italian Luna Rossa team that one of their helmsman will be exited to make way for the New Zealander. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 4 here - Live and then in Replay! By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:32 AM Wed 18 Feb 2015 GMT
Follow Race 4 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below. The race gets underway at 3.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ...
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Barcelona World Race - Fighting for control By Barcelona World Race, , 1:41 AM Wed 18 Feb 2015 GMT
The eastbound express of the Barcelona World Race is a long, long one - from Cheminées Poujoulat which is approaching the mid-point of the Pacific, about to pass into Chilean waters tomorrow, to Spirit of Hungary 4000 miles back which is anticipating their passage of Cape Leeuwin. But the train is still continuuing to move rapidly eastwards in favourable conditions. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel has substantially extended their lead By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:42 PM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel has gained almost 33 nautical miles on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, now 60nm behind them. Team Alvimedica is now in third place, 30nm west of Abu Dhabi. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from a breezy Race 3 By Michael Chittenden, Sydney , 5:18 PM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden, was on the harbour again to capture the best of the action in Race 3 for the JJ Giltinan Trophy - the unofficial World Championship for 18ft skiffs. Gotta Love It 7 scored her third consecutive win in the series, with Smeg second and Appliancesonline.com.au in third place. Fresh NE breezes prevailed for the race, calling for smaller rigs and fast rides ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 3 interviews with Coutts, Hamlin and SMEG By Nic Douglass, , 4:52 PM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
After Race 3 in the JJ Giltinan Trophy, Nic Douglass caught up with several competitors in the series. She first spoke to Matt Coutts off the Kiwi entry Knight Frank who were lying second until a capsize dropped them back in the fleet. Next up was US veteran Howie Hamlin who turned in another very creditable seventh place performance. Then it was over to the Smeg who was a hard driving second. ...
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Hong Kong Race Week - The final day of racing ends with good breeze By RHKYC Media, , 3:49 PM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
Hong Kong Race Week’s 340 sailors and volunteers must have all crossed their fingers and toes overnight to ensure that the weather gods brought back the breeze and cleared the fog in time for the final day of racing. ...
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America's Cup: First look at Oracle Team USA's AC45 turbo By Erik Simonson, , 2:16 PM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
A first look at Oracle Team USA's just splashed AC 45 Turbo which splashed in San Francisco Bay today, with all intents and purposes to get her out on her maiden voyage and official begin the testing phase as the team heads towards defending the Cup in 2017! ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Hicko looking for the double By Rob Mundle, , 1:44 PM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Legendary offshore yachtsman, Roger Hickman, is hoping his evergreen Farr 43 design, Wild Rose, will back up her stunning victory in the recent Rolex Sydney Hobart race with double-barrelled success at this year’s race week. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Ya Gottaa Love It again in Race 3 By Frank Quealey, , 9:29 AM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 scored her third consecutive win in the series when she dominated the 24-boat fleet in Race 3 on Sydney Harbour today, sailing in fresh winds. Behind her the hard driving David Witt was in in his element on the helm of Smeg, blasted into second place. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The bleeding has stopped By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:26 AM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - 24 hours ago, Team Brunel’s lead was just under 100 nautical miles. It’s now down to 30. The only explanation is that the Dutch are compressing into an area of less wind ahead. ...
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Chinese sailors set to spend Chinese New Year at sea By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:29 AM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
The whirlwind of travel surrounding the Chinese New Year has begun and Chinese people across the world are making the important journey home to their families. However, there are two Chinese men for whom heading home to celebrate isn’t an option. ...
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Chinese sailors set to spend Chinese New Year at sea By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:29 AM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
The whirlwind of travel surrounding the Chinese New Year has begun and Chinese people across the world are making the important journey home to their families. However, there are two Chinese men for whom heading home to celebrate isn’t an option. ...
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Barcelona World Race - So near, so far By Barcelona World Race, , 2:06 AM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat now have fewer than 10,000 miles to sail of theoretical course back to Barcelona. The sub-tropical low pressure system which yesterday brought Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm 40 knot winds and 5m seas had today passed to the south-east, with winds abating to around 20-25 knot south-westerlies for much of today, before rebuilding to 30-35 knots tonight ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 3 here - Live and then in Replay! By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:37 PM Mon 16 Feb 2015 GMT
Follow Race 3 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below. The race gets underway at 3.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 16 show By Sail-World, , 11:30 AM Mon 16 Feb 2015 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, listen to the replay below. Nic talks with: Mat Belcher, Australian Sailing Team, David Chapman, Ginger, Jason Waterhouse - Red Bull Racing, Ian Williams, GAC Pindar, Scott Babbage - Gotta Love It 7, Howie Hamlin and Team America, Seve Jarvin - Gotta Love It 7, John 'Woody' Winning - Yandoo, Michael Coxon, Thurlow Fischer Lawyers ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The Breakaway By Sail-World.com, , 8:53 AM Mon 16 Feb 2015 GMT
We now have the answer to the question we have been asking for the last few days. At 0800 UTC Team Brunel was 97.34 nautical miles (nm) in front of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing as the crow flies and 80.3nm as measured to the finish. ...
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Hong Kong Race Week - Waiting for the wind By RHKYC Media, Hong Kong , 7:39 AM Mon 16 Feb 2015 GMT
PRO Charlie Manzoni took a RIB out shortly before noon in search of some wind, returning half an hour later when everyone assembled on the hard standing to hear the news. Manzoni said 'Thank you very much indeed for all waiting around for so long. I am afraid we have not been able to whistle up much wind. ...
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America's Cup: Qualifers Venue and Format Decision not announced *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:13 AM Mon 16 Feb 2015 GMT
The requirement in the Protocol for the 35th America's Cup for Qualifiers venue to be announced on February 15, has not been met and is now deferred for a fortnight. A telephone conference is believed to have been held on Sunday between the six teams to discuss the options for the Venue for the Qualifier Series and other matters. ...
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A critical time for Olympic and Paralympic sailing *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team, , 9:46 PM Sun 15 Feb 2015 GMT
While the rights and wrongs of the IFDS submission to IPC are being debated, what is clear is the IFDS submission did not persuade the Paralympic Games decision makers that Sailing deserved a place in Tokyo 2020. ...
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Barcelona World Race - the trio are now in the match for second place By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:36 PM Sun 15 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2015 - With second placed Neutrogena still slowed in a high pressure zone of light winds since Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz restarted from their New Zealand pitstop, both GAES Centros Auditivos and Renault Captur having continued to slash their deficit behind Altadil and Munoz. ...
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EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2015 began with an in port race By Oman Sail, , 3:34 PM Sun 15 Feb 2015 GMT
The 2015 edition of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour kicked off today in Oman with an in port race at The Wave, Muscat that saw a record 11-strong fleet of international, elite regional and young sailing talent, battle for dominance, giving spectators ashore a great show. ...
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Hong Kong Race Week - Big challenges on Day 2 of racing By RHKYC Media, , 1:29 PM Sun 15 Feb 2015 GMT
Hong Hong Race Week - 'Challenging, but I hope all good in the end' is how Principal Race Officer Charlie Manzoni summed up today’s racing. ...
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