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IKA ponders foil kite race ban By Ian MacKinnon, , 7:20 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual general meeting next Tuesday (Nov 4) is likely to debate measures put forward by the Polish Kiteboarding Association (PKA) that would effectively outlaw ram-air kites from the beginning of next year. ...
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4th Macau Yacht Show on the horizon, Macau, 7-9 November 2014 By Macau Yacht Show Media, , 2:18 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The media conference marks the opening of the 2014 China (Macau) International Yacht Import and Export Fair, which will take place at the Grand Colane Resort from 7-9 November. The three-day fair promises to offer its valuable guests a vibrant experience of luxury lifestyle and oceanic culture. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Still tight at front as Roaring Forties beckon *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:20 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
According to the routing function of Predictwind, the three boats are covered by just 10 miles in terms of distance to be sailed to the finish on their optimum course, more telling is that on the same basis just seven minutes would cover the first and third boats to finish. Sail-World interviewed Team Vestas skipper, Chris Nicholson this morning - he comments in this report. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng fourth in the fleet By Yann Riou, , 3:51 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Yann Riou reports from on board Dongfeng Race Team. We won’t die of hunger because we do have leftovers from the 19 open bags. But it won’t contain our favourite meals. Let’s just say we’ll have to wait for Cape Town to enjoy a great dinner. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA coach Brad Jackson's thoughts on Leg 1 By Corinna Halloran, , 3:40 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA coach Brad Jackson gives his thoughts on Leg 1. 'We very much understand what the girls are trying to do and who they are competing against and if they do things well they are right up there in the mix. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 30 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:31 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - After 19 days of Leg one, the leaders are still within sight of each other, something we don’t think we’ve ever seen at such a stage between Alicante and Cape Town. It’s the ultimate inshore race, staged hundreds of miles offshore. Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are locked against each other with Dongfeng Race Team just 17NM further adrift. ...
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KTA Kiteboard Open & Green Tourism Festival Taiwan - A great success By KTA, , 7:50 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
The Taiwan 2014 Kitesurfing Open & Green Tourism Miaoli proved to be an interesting event for the Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) to get involved with at the Longfong Fish Harbour beach front in Jhunan. As the KTA had been wanting for some time to bring an event to the renowned high wind shores of Taiwan, which is famous for its windy conditions 300 days a year. ...
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2014 Kona World Championship - About to kick-off By Daniel Nordlund, , 6:37 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Best possible conditions are expected when 2014 World Championships in ISAF-class Kona One is about to start in Islamorada, Florida on Saturday, November 1. A total of 115 sailors from five continents will line up making it the largest Kona event ever. The outcome is very open with a number of high-profiled sailors with multiple international championship wins in different windsurfing classes. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart entrants in historic Gascoigne Cup By Peter Campbell, , 5:33 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Gasoigne Cup - The winner of Saturday’s Gascoigne Cup will have its name engraved on the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s historic yachting trophy but it’s doubtful if it will receive the same accolade as the first winner of the Cup, Magic. ...
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Genoa International Boat Show 2014 ‘in recovery’ By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 5:25 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Once upon a time, and not so very long ago, Genoa was very much the numero uno Mediterranean boat show, with 3,000+ boats in the water and practically every manufacturer on the planet anxious to be seen there. The combined effect of the financial crisis 2008-onwards and subsequent financial austerity measures imposed by the Italian government, including swingeing taxes on luxury products ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas back-slams both race leaders *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:47 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, has made a big gain in the last 12 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race, and is now positioned between the two lead boats. The Danish flagged entry had been positioned to the west of the leaders, who were in the fringe of the St Helena High. ...
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Severne Starboard Aloha Classic officially open By American Windsurfing Tour, , 6:40 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Last night all the American Windsurfing Tour riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party and registration for the Aloha Classic at Adventure Sports Maui. Food, drinks, photos and lots of chat was the order of the evening, and this morning all with gather again at 9am for the official opening blessing. ...
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ISAF recognized training for Singapore By ISAF, , 5:47 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Singapore Sailing Federation has successfully undergone an accreditation audit of the National Sail Training Program. Singapore Sailing becomes the 10th ISAF MNA to undergo this process, which involves national sailing federations working with the International Sailing Federation in 'mapping' National Sail Training Programs against an international agreed framework of 'best practice' guidelines. ...
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领先位置竞争激烈 东风队名次上升 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:32 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛第一赛段赛程过半,比赛进入任何一丝微风都需要谨慎'捕捉'的白热化阶段。上周船队驶离赤道无风带之后,阿布扎比队一直占据着领先的位置,经过一周的激烈争夺,布鲁内尔队终于从阿布扎比队的手中夺过了领先的位置,以微弱的优势领跑第一赛段。 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A game of risk for Dongfeng Race Team By Yann Riou, , 3:43 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
OBR Yann Riou reports from onboard Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. 'To drive past a big city, you’ve got two choices: crossing the centre, risking to get stuck in traffic, or driving around, even though you may have to do more kilometres. That’s what we are doing now.' (Charles) ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - ADOR ahead at halfway stage of Leg 1 By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 3:29 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate’s 2014–15 Volvo Ocean Race contester, crossed the halfway point of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in the lead as the fleet race toward the finish line in South Africa. Since setting sail from Alicante, Spain en route to Cape Town, ADOR has consistently led the pack of seven teams – often by several nautical miles. ...
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International Paralympic Committee publishes 2015 Anti-Doping Code By IPC, , 2:41 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) published its 2015 Anti-Doping Code on Wednesday (29 October), which will apply to all Member organisations, Paralympic Games and IPC recognised International Federations, from 1 January 2015. ...
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解读沃尔沃环球帆船赛数字背后的奥秘 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:56 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
在沃尔沃环球帆船赛中,寻找出最快捷的航行路线安全到达终点是这项运动最令人着迷的地方之一。如果参赛船队只是行驶在一个风向和风速常年恒定不变的世界里,那这一切只不过是一个简单的几何问题。但在真实的世界里,一切都没有这么简单。 ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Sailing legend seeks French entry By Marina Thomas, , 1:45 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston hopes to inspire greater French participation in ocean racing through his entry in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. 'France is a nation of sailors with excellent role models; legends in their own right,' said Sir Robin. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – Ice gates and getting south By Henry Bomby, , 12:38 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - The big news of yesterday was the introduction of an ice gate by Race Director Jack Lloyd. Designed to take away the temptation for the teams to dive deep south in the search for better pressure and a better angle to Cape Town. The Ice Gate is placed at 42 deg South between 20W and 10W, seen on the screenshot below. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: Oct. 29, 0630 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:20 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Up until now the comment from the boats to the east has been that Team Vestas Wind had made a bad move by digging west. But now, with the high pressure to the east expanding, perhaps Wouter on the Danish boat has read the future a little better and has set his team up for a comeback. ...
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Optimist World Championship 2014 - Strong winds for the second stage By Optiworlds, , 10:53 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Optimist World Championship 2014 - Six races were made last week and the fleet was divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each fleet has 70 sailors. This first part of this championship had light winds, lot of current and little waves but today it changed completely: The wind gauge marked 23 Knots on the race area, the waves were high and short. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel snatch lead for now By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:00 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have finally given ground to Team Brunel after almost exactly a week at the head of the fleet but the new leaders’ thin advantage may well be very short-lived as the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 turned into a game of hunt-the-breeze. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ice Gate laid in Southern Ocean on Leg 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:37 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have specified an Ice Gate in the Southern Ocean of which all competitors must stay to the North, or pass on their starboard side. The gate has been set along the line of 42degrees South and runs for 10 degrees of longitude. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Countdown to Cape Town for Dongfeng Race Team By Yann Riou, , 3:05 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. OBR for Dongfeng Race Team, Yann Riou, reports on the team’s progress. We almost are… Let’s say that with our 10-day weather files, we did a first routing to Cape Town today… In theory, we know when we arrived, in which position, and where to go. ...
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