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No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video By Miranda Powrie, Auckland , 9:00 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Miranda from Weta has put together a helpful video on how to steer a boat using just the sails, no tiller sailing. It's a good training exercise, not only for learning how to sail faster but also just in case something happens to your rudder! This is applicable to every sailor, in any class, and a great training exercise. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh By Mark Jardine, , 8:18 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue fleet made up for their lost race from Saturday and then sailed two more races in the best of the breeze. Yellow fleet were too far East to get the full effect of this and only managed a single race in what was a long day on the water for them. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening By Patrik Pollak, , 2:13 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the BIC Techno 293 One Design World Championship 2014 did not start yet, but many dreams and visions has been fulfilled already. ...
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Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2 By PKRA, , 2:06 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam featured the exciting discipline of slalom, with a total of four rounds run for both the men’s and the women’s fleets. Bibiana Magaji swept all four races of the lady’s fleet and Julien Kerneur led the men’s. ...
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Magnetic Island Race Week: new faces in fleet as entries near closing By Tracey Johnstone, Australia , 10:39 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
There are fresh faces among the crowd lining up to enjoy the stunning racing in this year’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week being held from 28th August to 2nd September 2014. With one month to go to the close of entries, Regatta Chairman, Paul Victory, is feeling quietly chuffed by the influx of the new boats among the building fleet ...
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Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 2:31 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
One race was sailed on the final day of the Flying Dutchman Worlds at Largs to seal the Championship. Competitors enjoyed a lay day on Thursday, with many taking a trip on the Paddle Steamer Waverly around the island of Arran. Friday was scheduled to be a racing day, but 35 knots of winds prevented any sailing. ...
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Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek By Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014, , 1:02 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
After the unprecedented abandonment of racing for all classes yesterday, the pressure was on to get a final race (or more) completed, introduce the drop in some classes, and give everyone a fighting final day chance. The forecast wasn't looking great and after approximately an hour searching for some breeze, Principal Race Officer Simon James set a startline. ...
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Date announced for the 41st Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race By G2LHI Media, , 7:41 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
Whilst the date is a week earlier in the year than the past two running's, the scheduling is based on the necessity for the GSC to work around Easter and the NSW school holidays. This helps alleviate accommodation difficulties on the Island during their peak season. ...
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2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3 By Duncan Worthington, Phuket , 3:32 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - The signs were ominous as the boats left the anchorage on day three of the 2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Grey skies, no rustling in the trees and confusing reports from the weather pros. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1 By Mark Jardine, , 2:42 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The thunderstorms which have been plaguing the UK in recent days led to a two hour postponement ashore. The helms were released at midday with the first race started in 13 knots of wind at 13.15. Course setting was made very tricky with the wind swinging through around 90 degrees and ranging from 3 to 14 knots. ...
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Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1 By PKRA, , 12:05 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day of the 2014 Fuerteventura World Cup experienced early strong winds in the typical side-offshore direction. At noon, the men’s freestyle trials and the first heats of the competition began, where riders channeled their motivation to perform their most impressive tricks in the classic Fuerteventura conditions. ...
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America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 10:28 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club CEO, Iain Murray told Sail-World that the decision to withdraw from the 35th America’s Cup was only made in the last 48 hours. 'This challenge has grown to the point where the gap between the commercial side and the competitive costs' are out of HIYC’s comfort zone ...
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2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start By Dave Perry, Southport, CT , 9:54 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - The inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to start Wednesday, July 23 in Helsinki, Finland. 16 nations will be represented, with sailors all under 23 years old. ...
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot By Chris Yates, , 9:36 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the juniors return to action for the final time this week, whilst only the winners’ and losers’ finals remain in the women’s fleet. Iballa Moreno and Daida Moreno once again proved unstoppable at their home spot as they set up another mouthwatering tie to decide the Queen of Pozo. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:26 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has set new grounds for the regatta with Tavira, Portugal playing host to a record number of nations and sailors as the curtain was drawn on the event at the closing ceremony. Tavira's Town Hall square played host to the closing ceremony on 18 July and saw the achievements of all 367 sailors from 67 nations celebrated. ...
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5 By Chris Yates, , 1:50 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Pozo sprung to life on day five of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival with more drama packed into today than the opening four days of the event. Today saw injuries, upsets, close calls and kit breakages as the sailors were finally given the opportunity to show exactly what they are capable of on the water. ...
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos By ISAF, , 12:24 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal came to a thrilling conclusion as the medals across the eight events were decided. ...
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America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw By America's Cup, , 6:33 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The America’s Cup organizers have received notification from the principals of Hamilton Island Yacht Club of their intention to withdraw Team Australia from the 35th America’s Cup. ...
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2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws By Rob Mundle, , 5:49 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2016-2017 America's Cup - The Hamilton Island Yacht Club became the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup upon the completion of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. ...
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America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go By Warren Douglas, , 1:56 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand says the Australian Challenger’s withdrawal from the 35th America’s Cup is another demonstration of how tough the game is. When announcing this today, the Hamilton Island Yacht Club said: 'The Challenge was initiated with a view to negotiating a format for the 35th America’s Cup that was affordable and put the emphasis back on sailing skills. ...
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America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge. By Sophie Baker, Hamilton Island , 1:46 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Official statement issued by Hamilton Island Yacht Club, which has decided not proceed with its Challenge. The Hamilton Island Yacht Club became the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup upon the completion of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. ...
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America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:20 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Although no public announcement has been made, several sources spoken to by Sail-World have confirmed that Hamilton Island Yacht Club have with drawn from the 35th America's Cup and relinquished their position as Challenger of Record. ...
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2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1 By Event Media, Phuket , 8:08 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek kicked off with 12-15 knots of wind on the opening day. Principal Race Officer Simon James set two races for all but the Classic class and with the wind building throughout the day the second, longer race, produced some exhilarating sailing for the 400+ sailors. ...
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Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura By Christian Tillmanns, , 5:54 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Fuerteventura will be once again the epicentre of the boarders universe during the 29th Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup. The island, situated in the Canaries, has got the wind the windsurfers and kiteboarders need - guaranteed! White sandy beaches, turquoise waters and summer-like temperatures are a welcome bonus for the athletes and spectators alike. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion By ISAF, , 5:01 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Competition at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal came to a thrilling conclusion as the medals across the eight events were decided. A beautiful westerly breeze came through early in the afternoon allowing three RS:X Boys and Girls races, two 29er races with a single race in the remaining fleets. ...
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