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U13 O'pen Bic World Championship - Jack Challands wins By Simon Dubbin, Melbourne , 9:26 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 BIC World O'pen Cup - Junior sailor Jack Challands from Sandringham/Parkdale YC in Victoria took out the U13 O'pen Bic World Titles in Travemunde ,Germany. Jack sailed the last race of the series knowing a good result would ensure it was his. ...
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Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge By Phuket Race Week, , 3:08 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Sailors are known to relish a challenge, whether it be a round-the-world passage or a crossing in high seas, or in the case of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek this year, getting in a series of racing with just three days of breeze. The Race Management did it. The sailors did it. And another great Raceweek was brought to a close. ...
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2014 Magnetic Island Race Week Cruising North - One for Poppy? By John Curnow, , 2:56 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Ordinarily, you’d think this was a tribute to dear ol’ Grandpa or a call to arms when preparing for racing. In a way, this is a bit of both. We’re paying homage to all those owners and crew who make the great migration, just like the whales, as well as a motivational speech for all the crews sailing to Far North Queensland. ...
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America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:00 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The City of Alameda has made a late play for the Venue hosting for the 35th America's Cup, with the release of a letter from the Mayor, Marie Gilmore. The letter appears to be an initiative from the City's America's Cup Committee, formed in the run-up to the 34th America's Cup to maximise benefits of that event for the City and Alameda district. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 8:12 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned with a vengeance on day four of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 25-35 knots howled across Sotavento to produce the most exhilarating racing of the year. ...
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Thai sailor takes top Asian honors at prestigious ISAF Youth Worlds By Nima Chandler, Bangkok , 5:19 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Thai national athlete Kamolwan Chanyim retained the title of top Asian sailor in her class for the fourth time at the International Sailing Federation's Youth World Championship 2014 (ISAF Youth Worlds), held in the beautiful sun-drenched town of Tavira, Portugal, July 12-18. ...
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Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event By ISAF, , 4:51 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will take place from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. With 324 athletes from 34 nations, racing in 215 boats, it is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014 By ISAF, , 4:20 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014 have been released. World number two pair Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) applied some pressure to world number one pair Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) after they took European gold on their home waters. ...
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29er World Championship - All set in Kingston By Sail Canada, , 3:11 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The CORK facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Canada will play host to 102 teams representing 14 nations for the 2014 29er World Championship. Participants will include 10 ISAF Youth World teams fresh from Tavira, Portugal including gold medalists Brice Yriex and Loic Fischer-Guillou (FRA) and silver medalist crew Riley Gibbs (USA). ...
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ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet By ORC Media, , 12:55 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Organizers from Kieler Yacht-Club and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that a third course area will be opened for competition when racing starts for the 2014 ORC World Championship on Monday, August 4th, and continues through Saturday, August 9th. ...
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Record fleet for Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 11:11 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
For the first time in the coastal classic’s history RQYS has relaxed the requirement for every yacht to carry an HF radio, an expensive addition for owners who rarely race Category 2 events. The club is offering competitors the option of using a Satellite phone hardwired with a fixed external antennae rather than HF radio, stripping up to $3,000 off the cost of mandatory safety gear. ...
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29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park By Marianne Davis, , 8:52 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ceremonies will be held at confederation Basin Park in downtown Kingston (across from Town Hall) and begin at 1815. Kingston’s own world champion Town Crier will lead the parade of 200 athletes form 14 countries. Kingston’s Honorable Mayor Mark Gerretsen and the 29er World Council Vice President Blake Macdiarmid will welcome all participants. ...
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Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week - Sets new event record By Heidi Walton, , 4:39 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 has made history after breaking the record number of entries with more expected to come in this week. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 2:57 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned on the third day of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 14-24 knots provided some of the best racing conditions of the year, allowing the third elimination to be completed. Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) struck again to claim his second bullet of the week, which sees the Frenchman rise to the top of the event rankings. ...
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Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day By Jeff Martin, , 12:57 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
After a clean start under a black flag Stelmaszyk held his nerve in the light 11 knot North East wind to lead the fleet round the first mark. He was caught on the downwind by Alexander Finian AUS and they rounded the opposite marks of the gate together just in front of Karolis Janulionis LTU and Rudawski. ...
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 8:39 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Joint Statement issued on Friday, by four European America's Cup teams, appears to indicate a change of stance in relations between the Defender and Challengers. Most obvious absence was that of long-standing Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, otherwise all would have been sweetness and light. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final By NJK, , 6:20 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Denmark, France, Australia and USA are fighting for a place in the ISAF Youth Match Race World Championship final. ...
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Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI set to take line honours By Jennifer Crooks, , 5:38 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI, Bob Oatley’s 100 foot super maxi, skippered by Mark Richards, is set to take line honours in the 29th Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race at approximately 3.35pm this afternoon. ...
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2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Wild Oats on the run By Jennifer Crooks, , 4:31 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
Despite its carbon fibre hydrofoil wing breaking off while surfing down waves at speeds in the early hours of this morning, the Mark Richards skippered Wild Oats XI is on the run in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, keeping her rivals at bay; same size super-maxi, Perpetual Loyal is around10 nautical miles adrift and struggling to overtake her rival. ...
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2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Wild Oats on the run By Jennifer Crooks, , 4:31 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
Despite its carbon fibre hydrofoil wing breaking off while surfing down waves at speeds in the early hours of this morning, the Mark Richards skippered Wild Oats XI is on the run in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, keeping her rivals at bay; same size super-maxi, Perpetual Loyal is around10 nautical miles adrift and struggling to overtake her rival. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:36 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - Wind, the ultimate master, did not allow us to sail any more races. All had to return to beach and soon they have to travel back home. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 8:59 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, saw a pause in the action as the wind teased the competitors for much of the day. At 12pm it looked as though we would see another afternoon of racing, but unfortunately a thick layer of cloud soon disrupted the wind, despite the breeze threatening to return in the early evening, suitable conditions never quite materialised. ...
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Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing By WIM Series, , 8:50 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
An intense day of action packed racing at the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, saw an exciting conclusion to the round robin. Despite tight racing in tough matches, all the quarter finals went through quickly with 2 – 0 scores, opening for the beginning of the semis. ...
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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race: Start images by Howard Wright By Sail-World.com, , 2:44 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Howard Wright was out on beautiful Sydney Harbour to cover the start of the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 12:50 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
At the halfway point of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games double sailing Olympian, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)is holding onto 4th place overall ...
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