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Sydney 18fters: Great breeze for first event of the season By Frank Quealey, , 10:39 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
18ft Skiff Racing was back on Sydney Harbour today when the Australian 18 Footers League staged the R. Watt Memorial Trophy 3-Buoys race as the opening event of its 2014-2015 Season. A perfect 18-knot North-East sea breeze prevailed, giving competitors some excellent rides and spectators great racing action to watch. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Day 2 Mapfre takes over lead 50nm from Rock *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:35 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
With about 50nm to sail to reach the Straits of Gibraltar, Spain's Mapfre has taken over the front running and holds small lead of less than a mile over three other boats at 1840hrs UTC on Day 2. Team Vestas Wind and Mapfre led until midday, reaching Cabo de Gata in first place. At around 1200 local time the wind dropped. Team Alimedica was reported to be leading, at 1730hrs ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Dockside emotion turns in to onboard action By Dongfeng Race Team, , 7:31 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
For most people, leaving your loved ones for three to four weeks isn’t that much of a big deal. People do it all the time. But when you’re leaving your loved ones to sail 6,487 nautical miles across both North and South Atlantic in one of the world’s real sporting adventures Volvo Ocean Race, it’s safe to say emotions can run high. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Playbook for Leg one By Henry Bomby, , 4:22 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - As a Figaro sailor the Volvo this time around has got a whole lot more interesting with the introduction of one design boats. The racing will be closer, and tactical options will most likely make one of the biggest differences out on the water. ...
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Busan Cup Women’s Intl. Match Race - Windy start with big swells By Joakim Hermansson/WIM Series, , 3:40 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
Super Typhoon Vongfong is not expected to disturb the racing in the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race until Monday, but Sunday’s conditions were challenging enough for the crews on this final event of the 2014 WIM Series. The swells and the puffs caused not only severe difficulties in boat handling, but also a few minor breakdowns and some seasickness among the crews. ...
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Audi China coast Regatta 2014 - Day three By RHKYC Media, , 12:16 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
Audi China coast Regatta 2014 - After an extremely close race, using both sides of the course, the first boat to cross the line was Signal 8, only five seconds ahead of Island Fling, however it was Elektra which corrected out to first in Racer 1. In Racer 2, Mojito took the gun with Whiskey Jack taking the IRC honours, and Jelik took another bullet for Racer 0. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Day 2: Team Vestas Wind leads the race for the Rock *Feature By Sail-World.com, , 11:42 AM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
With about 130nm to sail to reach the Straits of Gibraltar, Denmark's Team Vestas Wind holds a useful 2-3nm lead over the remainder of the fleet at 1000hrs UTC on Day 2. Volvo Ocean Race reports: Team Vestas Wind emerged as narrow leaders when daylight broke on the Mediterranean after the first night of Leg 1 but the fleet were hot on their heels after a night of rain and wind changes. ...
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The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1's Pitfalls and Challenges *Feature By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 9:58 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Here's his first report. I’ll be writing for sailors, people who know their port from starboard, and a tack from a gybe. So, looking forward to Leg One – where do some of the challenges and the opportunities lie for our seven navigators? ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1 start images by Leighton O'Connor By Sail-World.com, , 9:35 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Leighton O'Connor was on the water in Alicante to capture these images during the Leg 1 start of the Volvo Ocean Race ...
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Laser Masters Worlds - Final day results and images By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 8:04 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
The winners have been decided at the 2014 Laser Masters Worlds in Hyeres. In the Standard Apprentice, Greece’s Adonis Bougiouris claimed the top spot. In second and third were Maciej Grabowski of Poland and Matt Blakey of New Zealand respectively. ...
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Audi China Coast Regatta - Long and trying day 2 By RHKYC Media, , 6:39 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
It was a long and trying day for the Race Officer at today’s Audi China Coast Regatta, with a dearth of breeze in the Lamma patch forcing Inge Strompf-Jepsen to seek out a course in Tai Tam Bay, where 8-10kts of northerly was on offer. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica is Cape Town bound By Team Alvimedica, , 6:08 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica and their six rivals began the 39,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe today as the Volvo Ocean Race got underway in Alicante, Spain. The battle to Cape Town has begun, and for Charlie Enright and his crew the moment couldn’t come soon enough. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA Leg 1 start images By Sail-World.com, , 5:25 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Team SCA departed Alicante today in the start of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Check out these images by Rick Tomlinson of the action. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - More action shots from the start of Leg 1 By Sail-World.com, , 5:02 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Ainhoa Sanchez and David Ramos were on the water during the start of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race to capture these images of the action. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Watch the Leg 1 start summary By Sail-World.com, , 4:45 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Leg 1 of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race set sail from Alicante, Spain today, October 11th. The seven teams are headed for Cape Town, South Africa. Check out the Leg 1 start summary video below! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Dongfeng, fighting for a dream + Video By Amy Monkman, , 4:28 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Smiles, tears, nerves, excitement and thousands of spectators – the start of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race but the real drama is to come. 'I am nervous but I trust my team. Contrary to popular belief I am not worried about the Chinese sailors. They are strong and they are solid and most importantly they are ready. ...
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2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Cape Town, here we come! By Jon Bramley, , 4:25 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - It's a long, long way to Cape Town from Alicante - but our seven-strong fleet set off today after an emotional send-off from families and some 50,000 fans packing the dockside. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel in pole position to Cape Town By Team Brunel, , 4:12 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Today in the Spanish port of Alicante, the Volvo Ocean Race started. In calm conditions the seven teams started the first 6487 mile (about 12.000 kilometers) long leg to Cape Town. Immediately after the start Team Brunel - with the Dutch television host Humberto Tan on board – took the lead. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1 start images from Alicante By Sail-World.com, , 3:08 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographers David Ramos and Ainhoa Sanchez were on site in Alicante to capture these images as the seven strong fleet set sail on leg 1 of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante to Cape Town. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind prepare to head for Cape Town By Team Vestas Wind, , 2:50 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
One of the most well-known legs of the Volvo Ocean Race is about to be taken on by seven one-design boats – this will be a race of tactics and decision making. At 6,487 nautical miles, it’s also one of the longest legs on the race, the second longest to be exact. Heading due south though isn’t on the cards and just leaving the Mediterranean can prove to be a challenge in itself. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel leads fleet out of Alicante By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:49 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
The seven-strong fleet of the 12th Volvo Ocean Race raced out of Alicante on Saturday for the punishing first leg to Cape Town with rains and strong winds forecast to greet them in the opening eight hours. Team Brunel took the honours after the fleet bade farewell to a memorable Alicante nine-day stopover before heading out to the Mediterranean. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA says goodbye ahead of Leg 1 start By Sail-World.com, , 2:28 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Rick Tomlinson was in Alicante ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 start to capture these images of Team SCA as they bid farewell to family and friends before departing for Cape Town, South Africa. ...
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Fisher's View: Clock ticks, tension mounts ahead of Volvo OR start *Feature By Bob Fisher, , 2:08 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
The world's leading sailing journalist, Bob Fisher, is in Alicante for the start of the Volvo Ocean Race. He reports: A bright and sunny day has brought huge crowds to the Race Village to bid the seven boats and the 59 sailors 'Bon Voyage' at the start of the first and longest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2013 – 14, the twelfth in the series of races that began with the Whitbread in 1973. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Teams bid farewell ahead of Leg 1 start By Sail-World.com, , 2:01 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
The seven teams of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race bid farewell to family and friends ahead of the leg 1 start in Alicante today. Check out the images as they say goodbye before setting sail for Cape Town. ...
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2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1, Day 1 - Mapfre leads post start By Agathe Armand, , 1:35 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Four hours after the race start - The seven boats are now north of Cartagena, some 150 nm from their next turning point, Cabo de Gata. The Spanish boat is in the lead, 2 nm ahead of Team Brunel, 3 nm ahead of Team Alvimedica, Team Vestas Wind, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Dongfeng Race Team. Team SCA are just behind. ...
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