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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - A trophy for any crew to win By Rob Mundle, , 3:16 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - As the fleet size for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week climbs towards the impressive mark of 180, it has been confirmed that this year there will again be two trophies on offer that any competing crew can win. ...
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PWA Tenerife World Cup - World's best prepare for action By Chris Yates, , 2:36 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park - El Médano - Tenerife PWA World Cup is set to take place from the 4th-10th August. The elite of the wave sailing world will be returning to action as they prepare for their second battle of the season. ...
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2016 Olympics: Brazil successfully improving water quality By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:26 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Top international photographer, Juerg Knaufmann (SUI) has been in Rio de Janeiro at the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics and reports that the serious issues surrounding the water pollution at the race venue are being mitigated. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Williams claims victory in Poland By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 11:00 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Sopot Match Race, the latest event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, saw an impressive come-from-behind victory for British skipper Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team on a day that seemed set to be sailed in light northerly winds. That was until the wind shut down, performed a 180 degree turn, and then filled in with a sudden blustery 20 knots from the south. ...
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week: entry closing date fast approaching By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 10:43 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
The close of entries for this year’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, which is being held from 28th August to 2nd September 2014, is just around the corner. The overall fleet number has already topped 50 with several more boats expected to enter. ...
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Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2014 - Final Day By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 6:44 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2014 - Final Day - Dziwnów put on it’s best show for the final two races of the Laser Radial Youth World titles. A 10 knot breeze from the along the shore built steadily throughout the first race to 13 knots with good surfing waves. The wind topped out at 15 knots but the waves built to give some great rides down wind. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 - Will a Danish entry take Boat 7? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 4:09 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Just on 70 days before the start of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race and rumours abound that a major Danish company is set to sponsor a last minute entry in the round the world race, grabbing the available one design boat seven. ...
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RS100 European Championships overall By Huw Powell & Al Hall, , 3:16 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Gill RS100 European Championships - Lake Garda was formed by a glacier that flowed down from the Dolomites, cutting through and gouging out the valley. Eventually the ice glacier melted, resulting in the stunning freshwater lake it is today. It was created in the Ice Ages 1.5 million years ago...just before our UK and Australian class chairmen were born…..! ...
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Barclays 52 Super Series - Azzurra in Palma for the 33rd Copa Del Rey By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 1:59 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
The boat flying the colors of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is docked together with her 'sisters' in front of the Real Club Nautico di Palma, ready for the battle start on Monday, August 4th. ...
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Eastern Autobody Winter Series 2014 - Saga of the sailing managers By Peter Campbell, , 1:33 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
A close duel between past and present sailing managers of Bellerive Yacht Club on the Derwent today ended taking ‘Saga’ to a commanding pointscore lead in the Bellerive Yacht Club’s Eastern Autobody Winter Series. ...
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Kirby Marine launch 13metre Naiad Tender By Sail-World, , 12:53 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Naiad's Western Australian licenced builder Kirby Marine have launched an impressive 13m Naiad Tender named Warrior. It has been specifically has been designed as a tender for a Super Yacht, so the emphasis is on transporting people and supplies to and from the Super Yacht. ...
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Keeping score: How to win the Volvo Ocean Race By Jonno Turner, , 12:31 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Director Jack Lloyd said, 'This edition, we’ve moved to low points scoring for the first time,' he adds. 'It means that the team that finishes first in an off-shore leg, or an in-port race, will be awarded one point. The team that finishes second, two points – and third, three points. If you are disqualified, or have to retire, then you earn an extra point.' ...
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Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship -Harry Price wins By Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media, , 8:54 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
'It was tactically very challenging in the shifty conditions,' said Milly Bennett. 'We had a much better day today – we changed some crew positions around and Alice really stepped up. 'My best match of the day was definitely the last match of the semi-final' ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Race - The Healer last to first By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:06 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Mark Hipgrave’s Beneteau First 36s7 called The Healer finished the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race last in the fleet, at 5.30am this morning, Sunday August 3, 2014. On handicap it’s a very different story, the small Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron crew outclassing the entire PHS fleet. ...
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RC Laser Yacht Aus Championship - Sydney sailor brings home gold By Cliff Bromiley, Gold Coast , 3:37 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Brown said 'The competition was fierce this year – the skill levels increase year-on-year, as does the size of the fleet. This was a particularly pleasing event to win.' The event attracted a field of 24 sailors from around the country and was held at Emerald Lakes on the Gold Coast in sunny conditions with variable winds. ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Ragtime to riches By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:07 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Long-time Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron member Chris Morgan wondered pre-race if his boat’s number one berth allocation at the final resting point, at Keppel Bay Marina, could be an omen. Last night he and wife Bernadette’s 20 year-old J130 Ragtime was declared the IRC overall winner of the eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. ...
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Aussies World Champions in 2014 29er titles By Peter McIntosh, Kingston , 1:43 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
World 29er Championships 2014 - You read it here first … Last week a story in Sail-world noted that NSW teenagers Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, sailing for Belmont Sailing Club, had just won the North American 29er Nationals and looked to be a huge threat in this year’s 29er Worlds which were to follow at the same venue at Kingston, Canada. And so it turned out to be!! ...
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420 World Championship - High scoring day 5 in Travemunde By 420 Sailing, , 8:40 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a high scoring race day five with three back to back races for all fleets at the 420 Worlds. The change in breeze was welcomed, with racing kicking off in around 10 knots, steadily increasing and holding at around 13 knots with gusts up to 14 knots. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Robertson on match point in semis By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:50 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
The Semi-Finals remained in the balance at the close of play today at Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, with four time champion Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team 0-2 down against Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing, while defending champion Taylor Canfield’s USone team was even on 1-1 against France’s Mathieu Richard and his LunaJets crew. ...
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Allen RS Feva World Championship overall By Golly Tucker, , 5:01 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
An hour’s delay due to a late arriving sea breeze did little to calm the nerves on the final day of the RS Feva World Championship. This did allow the Class AGM to take place delayed as it was due to the late finish the day before. Ultimately the D flag launched the fleet into a shifty 8-10kt breeze. ...
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Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing - Results after Round Robin One By Jennifer Crooks, , 1:17 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Harry Price and his crew of Angus Williams, Finn Gilbert and Owen Long are the current clubhouse leaders at the conclusion of Round Robin One in the Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship, conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). ...
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Laser Radial Youth World titles 2014 - Overnight leaders hold on By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 10:32 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship . Dziwnów, Poland Day 5 A 12 knot wind built from the east and the shallow waters of the Baltic Sea produced good surfing waves. The move to Finals races with the two gold fleets on the same course provided an exhibition of close and exciting racing that was a joy to watch. ...
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420 World: First day's racing in Final Series belongs to 14yr old crew By 420 Sailing, , 5:12 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Racing stepped up a gear at the 420 World Championships on Friday 1 August, as the first day of final series racing got underway with the 390 sailors now seeded into 420 Open and 420 Ladies Gold fleets. ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Handicap chase on the race By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:03 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - The line honours victor is decided; now the handicap pursuit is on in the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race ...
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Report from Rio: Team Jolly on the South American 470 Nationals By Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, , 10:47 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Current 470 World Champions, Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, are currently competing in the South American 470 Championships in Rio, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Test event starting on Monday.Gonzo (their new boat) seeing some action for the first time in Rio, we are currently taking part in the South American Championships, racing in Rio for the first time... ...
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