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Barcelona World Race - Unseasonal sunshine By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:58 PM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race Cheminées Poujoulat has passed the Kerguelen Islands as Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam continue to lead the Southern Ocean charge. The duo were just over 300 miles north of the largest island of Kerguelen at 1400hrs this afternoon. ...
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Shock News - Sailing dropped from 2020 Paralympics By Paralympic, , 9:43 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 sports, with badminton and taekwondo included for the first time but the shock news is that sailing will not be a 2020 Paralympic sport. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Four gold and early glory on Day 5 By ISAF, , 7:25 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
The Gold medals have been decided in four events on Day 5 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami. Finn sailor Giles Scott (GBR), is not the only one guaranteed to finish in a gold medal position tomorrow. Nacra 17 team Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA), Women’s RS:X dominator Bryony Shaw (GBR) and the breakaway 49erFX Kiwis, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) join him with gold in the bag. ...
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2014-15 Barcelona World Race - The Southern Ocean sorts out the fleet By Marion Cardon, , 3:57 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - After a month of racing, the Barcelona World Race fleet is through into the Southern Ocean. As is often the case, the distances between the boats have widened as they’ve entered the Roaring Forties. The leading crews, who were first to hit the strong winds of the southern latitudes, had a great opportunity to make good their escape. ...
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21st Singapore Straits Regatta - Challenging Day 2 + Video By Icarus Sailing, , 3:22 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
21st Singapore Straits Regatta - Welcome to Singapore and One 15 Degree Marina on Sentosa Island, where the action kicked off today for the SB20 fleet. The regatta is also the annual SB20 Asia Pacific Championships. For some, results will also count towards qualification for the South East Asian Games 2015. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott leads line-up of champions By Robert Deaves, , 2:59 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has assured himself his first victory of the year after two more races were sailed Friday in the lightest winds of the week at the Sailing World Cup Miami. He now sits 23 points ahead of Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO), who had the best day to rise from fourth to second. Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) is third, just one point further back. ...
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Barcelona World Race - The gaps widen By Barcelona World Race, , 2:43 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Another landmark will be ticked off tomorrow for Barcelona World Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat when they sail north of the lonely Kerguelen Islands. ...
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SAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 5 photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 2:27 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 5 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
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GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is flying By GC32 Racing Tour, , 6:32 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is, quite literally, flying. The catamarans that soared above the waves in the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francsco have taken the sailing world by storm. The boats have revolutionised sailing technology and competition, giving rise to the creation of new classes. ...
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Singapore Straits Regatta - Day 1 Video By Icarus, , 1:39 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Singapore Straits Regatta - Welcome to Singapore - a jewel of Asia. This stunning cosmopolitan city, with impressive high rise buildings, flourishes in the Far East as one of the world’s top financial centers. Whether day or night, multicultural Singapore throbs with the pulse of a fast modern life style. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Hickman tells how Wild Rose's win came to be By Geoff Waller, , 8:52 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Roger Hickman skipper of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race IRC winner Wild Rose sat down with Geoff Waller of www.boatson.tv and described just what went into his boat winning the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. His was a 'full-on' race (with dramatic 'on-board' video) which included a knock-down, broken steering, a wild 'Chinese gybe', storms and only a small amount of blood spilt. ...
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2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Crew line-ups announced By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:37 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the transfer window now closed, some new players will enter the arena as the Series launches into its ninth season, with continued support of Series Main Partner Land Rover. ...
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Abandoned yacht first to enter 2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Rob Mundle, , 3:03 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - A yacht abandoned in Bass Strait and not expected to be seen again has ‘done a Lazarus’ and become the first entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015, which will be staged from August 15 to 22. ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 2:29 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
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2014 - 15 Barcelona World Race - Pain in the Southern Indian Ocean By Barcelona World Race, , 2:02 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - No scape south because of South Indian Ocean Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful wait for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Cup, Miami: Day 4 - Cuba welcomed to the Circuit By ISAF, , 1:56 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with newly embraced Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats. The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the 2015 Sailing World Cup Circuit ...
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NSW Etchells: Fill the Goblet because you can’t sink the Cup… By John Curnow, , 10:48 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Now it would have been easy to fill a goblet on Tuesday with the rain that was blanketing Sydney Harbour. However, our reference is to the Milson Goblets being run each night this week and then concluding on Saturday with three more races. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli is hosting both the Milson Goblets, and then next week the Etchells NSW State Championship, too. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives in Bergamo By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 7:02 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
At exactly 00:01 on the 29th January 2015, TeamVestas‬' VO65 left VTE - Voltri Terminal Europa en route to Persico Marine in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The boat is now safely secured in a purpose-built facility near Bergamo, awaiting full assessment and the beginning of the repair process. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift By ISAF, , 5:19 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 3 - There's a world of difference between skiing a long, smooth run and skiing on moguls. Today, forget the waves, it was the breeze on Biscayne Bay that was 'moguls.' Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 3 - Ioannis Mitakis rules the roost By Robert Deaves, , 4:26 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Ioannis Mitakis (GRE), the 2012 Finn European Champion, ruled the roost in Miami today with two emphatic race wins and moves up to third overall. Giles Scott (GBR) sailed his worst day so far, but still leads with a five point gap on Jake Lilley, and 12 points over Mitakis as the event reaches its half way stage. ...
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Doyle Sails One Design have more Optimist success with Cross Cut By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:18 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Doyle Sails had more success last weekend in the Auckland Optimist Championships, taking first and second overall in the 110 strong Open fleet. Six countries were represented in the event, and young sailors came the length of New Zealand to compete in the regatta that is a ranking event for World and International team selection. ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Day 3 images by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 4:20 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 3 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami: Day 3 - Three back to back winners By ISAF, , 3:01 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
It was windshift upon windshift upon shift upon windshift on Day 3 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami sailed on Biscayne Bay Presented by Sunbrella, the premier regatta has attracted 599 boats and 768 sailors who were adjusting all day to one thing or another. If it wasn't the wind direction that was changing, it was the wind speed. ...
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America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing is first to Team to fly in Bermuda 10:40 PM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing, the British Challenger for the 35th America's Cup, have shipped two foiling Nacra 20 catamarans to Bermuda and have become the first team to commence sailing operations at the Venue for the next Cup. The team conducted an initial training camp in Bermuda, last week. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Perfect conditions on Day 2 + Video By ISAF, , 3:52 PM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, if the Chamber of Commerce had stayed up all night working at it, they could not have served up a better day for racing. ...
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