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Oman Sail successfully hosts first National Optimist Championship By Times News Service, , 2:44 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The event came on the back of a week-long training camp for 14 members of the Youth Squad as part of the OmanTel Youth Programme, co-sponsored by Oman Shipping Company. It saw 45 young Omani sailors aged between 9 and 14 compete over four days in Sur. ...
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America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 11:34 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Shoebridge describes the split with long time coach Rod Davis as 'amicable'. ...
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Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 By Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland , 9:53 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
That perfection in sailing is impossible to achieve has been a universal experience and particularly in 10-knot winds, as we are all aware. At least I was until today, but one race changed all that. This Damascene moment came as a result of an invitation to sail aboard the perpetual line honours winner, the 100-foot supermaxi Wild Oats XI from owner Bob Oatley. ...
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IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson By Sail-World.com, , 8:38 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Jude Robertson was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images on day one of racing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled By Jonno Turner, , 5:33 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
'We used to go to the starts and finishes of the Whitbread Round the World Race, as it was then,' recalls Team SCA’s Sam Davies, with a smile. 'There wasn’t much media in those days, so once the boats left you didn’t really hear from them until they returned nine months later looking all tatty.' ...
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52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed By 52 Super Series, , 3:44 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Eight newly built TP52s will compete on the 2015 52 Super Series circuit which is expected to comprise 12 to 14 boats, including three teams who will be new to the series in Europe, over a five regatta circuit at venues which are presently being finalised. ...
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420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium By International 420 Class Association, , 2:36 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
At the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans, from very little wind to gusts of up to 28 knots, mixed up with rain storms and thunder challenged the 390 teams on the final day of racing here in Gdynia, Poland on Monday 18 August. A 12 race series for the 108 boat 420 fleet, with a 10 race series followed by a double-points Medal Race for the 470 Men and Women fleets. ...
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IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal By Kathy Large, , 1:54 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF vice president Gary Jobson has presented former IFDS president Linda Merkle of Atlanta, Georgia with a silver medal for service to disabled sailing. Merkle spent more than fifteen years in various roles with the International Association for Disabled Sailing. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets By ISAF, , 12:27 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a day of improvements and progression for the Byte CII sailors at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with two races completed in the male and female fleets. No Techno 293 racing was possible with a light fickle breeze on their race area not reaching the required limit for the 20 boys and 21 girls to race. ...
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America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing By Sail-World, , 12:16 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing officially launched its challenge to win the 35th America’s Cup at an inspirational event in Sweden’s capital. New team members were announced, including Swedish Olympic champions, Fredrik Lööf and Max Salminen, as well as America’s Cup veteran Rod Davis. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 12:05 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race is Knut Frostad, the 47 year old Norwegian sailor who sailed at two Olympic Games (1988 and 1992) and in four Volvo Ocean races. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace By RORC Event Press, , 11:38 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Ifan James, skipper of Stimpson 42 Palpatine, contacted the Royal Ocean Racing Club yesterday to retire from the race with all crew well. Palpatine left the Isle of Lewis in the early hours of Tuesday morning and is currently passing the Isle of Skye, east of the Outer Hebrides. ...
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Extreme Sailing Act 5 - Pressure builds on The Wave, Muscat By Oman Sail, , 10:11 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Lying second in the 2014 rankings, just three points behind leaders Alinghi, McMillan has identified Cardiff as a key event in The Wave, Muscat’s defence of the Extreme Sailing Series title which they won last year and in 2012. 'This is a very important part of the season,' said McMillan who has previously shown good form in Cardiff taking first and second in 2013 and 2012 respectively. ...
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2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2 By Daniel Smith, , 3:15 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day of racing at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Sailing Competition will see light winds and an increase in temperature at Lake Jinniu. ...
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2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images By Jude Robertson, , 2:56 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Perfect weather for the Opening Ceremony. Can't wait to see these incredible athletes on the water! ...
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2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Maxi Ragamuffin's racing comeback By Lisa Ratcliff, , 2:20 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The 27 ton bullet-proof aluminium built Maxi Ragamuffin is making its racing comeback at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week following a 21 year lull when the old girl toiled as a charter workhorse. ...
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Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people By Bob Fisher, , 8:15 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The remarkable feature of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is that wherever and whenever one looks at the faces of those in attendance, there are invariably smiles on them. The reason is simple – the event is held at this time of the year to capture the stunningly good weather that sends everyone on their way rejoicing, safe in the knowledge that they are going to enjoy their racing, be they of the ...
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First action packed weekend of the 17th SMU-RM Western Circuit closes By Bryan Chan, Raffles Marina , 7:38 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
A week of constant rain cleared Singapore’s sky just in time for the start of the 17th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta, and Raffles Marina buzzed with excitement as all 78 entries finally came together with their preparations done--ready to race. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:17 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Set on the Bay of Gdansk, Sopot Match Race is the pinnacle of Poland’s highly active domestic match racing circuit, the Polish Match Tour, but for this, its eleventh year, it received the additional boost of becoming part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu By ISAF, , 3:27 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The four Techno 293 and Byte CII fleets played to a crowd of 2,000 at the Youth Olympic Games as racing commenced on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing, China. Sailing tickets have completely sold out for the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition and with a full view of Race Area A the crowd witnessed three Techno 293 Boys and Girls races and a single Byte CII race towards the end of the day. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance By RORC Event Press, , 11:13 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Ten yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race although the next yacht to finish the gruelling 1800 mile race is not expected until tomorrow evening. Over the last 24 hours a low pressure system that arrived from the north west, is bringing gale force headwinds that are hampering the progress of the fleet north of the Irish coast. ...
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Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here By Sail-World, , 10:30 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash will take place on Sunday 21st September 2014, and is set to become the world's biggest yacht race. To date over 2364 sailors and 588 yacht clubs from 50 different countries have signed up to be competitors. Each club makes its own race within a 24hr period on that date. Most are aiming for a huge spectacular start line with juniors competing alongside seniors in a unique event. ...
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Whale-come surprise at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:40 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
A mother and baby humpback were the stars of the show, delighting the international guests on Stephen Everett’s Queensland boat Salacia and the crew aboard Ron James’ Beneteau 41 Synergy for up to 45 minutes. 'We had overseas guests on board…we couldn’t have organised it any better,' said Everett this afternoon. James couldn't believe his eyes when a huge whale launched next to his boat. ...
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Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships By Sail Canada, , 9:14 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The east coast hospitality has been in full display as an array of volunteers and professionals are putting the final touches on what is sure to be an outstanding event. RNSYS has a vast and proud heritage in hosting quality competition dating back some 177 years. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 6:31 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
There was a colourful start to today's racing with the majority of the fleet heading north under spinnaker from the start line off the yacht club in Dent Passage. Light breezes did not prevent the Wild Oats XI AC45 from flying hulls as she creamed across Whistunday Passage with the media boat sticking close to her tail. Crosbie Lorimer was amongst the photographers enjoying the ride! ...
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