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ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander By Robert Deaves, , 9:28 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Two days into the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship and after more than 13 hours afloat the Finn fleet has only one race to show for it. It was a good race though with wins going to Oliver Tweddell (AUS) and Giles Scott (GBR), but then after a long wait the fleet was sent ashore. Three races are now planned for Wednesday. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw day 5 in Santander + Video By ISAF, , 8:24 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
It was a tough day five of racing for all of the fleets at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships with a challenging up and down wind playing havoc across the seven race courses. ...
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Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet By 52 Super Series, , 6:16 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Rán Racing claimed victory in the official practice race today off Ibiza, the final preparation before the start of the ZENITH Royal Cup Marina Ibiza, the finale to the Barclays 52 Super Series. In gentle breezes Niklas Zennström’s team made the best of the shifts early in the race and were able to keep a loose cover on Azzurra and Quantum Racing to cross the finish line first. ...
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A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 4:13 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
We are fun, speed, best performance, great people, top quality, pure one design, a high level of sailing... We are the Audi Melges 20. On the heels of an amazing World Championship in Riva Del Garda, Check out the latest fresh video - a complete recap of the most successful World Championship ever held. ...
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Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 3:08 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Chuck Lantz was on site for the 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series prizegiving to capture these images. ...
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ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video By Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association, , 12:48 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Two years ago at the London 2012 Olympics, Lara Vadlau secured the final nation slot for Austria and was the youngest competing helm. Heading into Rio 2016, plans are looking a bit different. ...
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18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix By Sail-World, , 11:22 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Compilation of video clips from the glory days of the Grand Prix 18ft Skiff series. Catch the spectacular carnage, capsizes and catastrophe. ...
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ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team By Sail-World, , 11:09 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
A video produced for Volvo Cars Sailing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships by the British Sailing Team ...
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Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend By Sail-World, , 8:42 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The inaugural Bart's Bash to remember Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, who died in the break up of the Artemis Racing AC72 in San Francisco, in May 2013, will be staged worldwide this weekend. The purpose of the regatta is both as a fundraiser and to get new and existing sailors out on the water. 10,000 sailors from over 60 countries will participate. ...
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Show Time! at RHKYC Autumn Regatta By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 4:37 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Every now and again Hong Kong surprises us. Just when you thought that the city had descended into a Slough of Despond (or at least a Slough of Pollution) once and for ever, out comes the sun, the thick and choking curtain of suspended particulates and aerosol haze steps aside, and suddenly it’s show time! ...
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470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2 By 470 International Association Class, , 7:25 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
An anti-climax on race day two here at the 470 Worlds in Santander, Spain as again there was no wind. The 470 Men and 470 Women fleets were initially postponed on shore. But a sniff of breeze out on the race course brought the postponement flag down and teams headed out. But it was all to no avail and five hours later they were heading back to shore with no races completed. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander By Sail-World.com, , 6:46 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Jesus Renedo and Barbara Sanchez were on the water to capture these images during day four of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine By ISAF, , 6:39 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships features more than 1,000 sailors from 81 nations competing on the waters off the Spanish city. Many of the sailors have different backgrounds and entered the sport through various routes to get to where they are at today. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4 By ISAF, , 6:29 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
On day four of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, only the 49er yellow fleet were able to get racing in as light, teasing winds played havoc across the seven race courses. The 470, 49er, 49erFX, Finn, Nacra 17 and RS:X fleets were all scheduled for racing early on in the day with the Laser (silver and bronze fleets) and Laser Radial (silver fleet) penned in later in the afternoon. ...
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Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash By Irene Corosu, London , 5:19 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is delighted to reveal that the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships will participate in the fundraising event Bart’s Bash, a Guinness World Record attempt for the Largest Sailing Race in the World. ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems By Ole Wejse Svarrer, , 3:05 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
There is a fishing boat, grounded, fifty meters from the beach in Klitmøller - right where the world's best wave windsurfers will sail, today, in this year's PWA World Cup in Cold Hawaii. 'It's like the boat just got placed, right in the middle of the park', said event manager, Robert Sand. ...
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RHKYC to host Bart’s Bash event September 21st on Victoria Harbour By RHKYC Media, , 2:57 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The ‘Largest Sailing Event in the World’ - Bart’s Bash - takes place on Sunday 21 September and the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is thrilled to be involved, hosting an event in Victoria Harbour. ...
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Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious By Armin Strom Sailing Team, , 2:21 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
All in all, it was a week that neither Flavio Marazzi or his Armin Strom Sailing Team will forget in a hurry as their catamaran sponsored by the famous Swiss watch-maker dominated and won the Marseille One Design event. ...
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Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years By KPMS, , 10:39 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
For the last four days (Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, September 14), the 50th Anniversary edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series has hosted hundreds of sailors on 99 teams, rotating onto three strategically-placed race circles that triangulated the constant wind and tide challenges of the largest Pacific estuary in the Americas. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat edge closer to the top By Oman Sail, , 8:52 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Oman Air switched on the turbojets in Istanbul to finish in fourth place, their best performance of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series so far, while The Wave, Muscat edged closer to the top of the overall leaderboard after some searing final day action. ...
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2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 By William Wagner, San Francisco , 8:09 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Alex Roepers has been a Farr 40 owner for seven years and has yet to capture a world championship. The New York skipper certainly feels a lot more confident about his chances of achieving that elusive goal after his team’s performance this week on San Francisco Bay. ...
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2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories By Jennifer Hall, , 4:18 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Light-to-medium airs on the Costa Smeralda made for a tense and exciting showdown to the Rolex Swan Cup. Five of the six divisions in the 93-boat fleet were in doubt until the very end. The only runaway winner was the Romanian Swan 42 OD, Natalia, which won the 12-boat division by a good margin from the fast-improving Magical Mystery Tour helmed by Ed Leask. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:34 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
In some of the best conditions the fleet have raced in all year, you couldn’t have scripted a better final to the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, and the fans on shore and following around the world were rewarded with a nail bitingly close, down to the wire shoot out after 31 races. ...
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2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate By Cayard Sailing, , 2:37 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Paul Cayard reports: One race was scheduled for today. After a brief postponement waiting for wind, the race started at 11:30 under blue skies and a moderate 12 knot breeze. The course for all the fleets on the Fort Mason race track took us outside the Golden Gate bridge for to a buoy off Pt. Diablo. It's always impressive to sail out through the Golden Gate. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing By Land Rover Sailing, , 2:08 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The stunning city of Istanbul has delivered in spades for Act 6 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ with four days of spectacular action in the Land Rover backed Stadium Racing circuit. ...
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