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Yachting Australia announces resignation of CEO Phil Jones By Jane Gordon, , 2:36 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Yachting Australia, the National Sporting Organisation for sailing and boating, has announced the resignation of their long serving CEO Phil Jones after more than 17 years. ...
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Foiling Week - Moth National Open Day 1 By Domenico Boffi, , 9:56 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The Foiling Week commenced today and for the rest of the weekend will see 33 mothies from eight countries and three continents. It 's the National Championship but, thanks to GAC Pindar Logistics and the approaching Foiling Week mixed races, there is a world class entry list. ...
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base By Sail-World, , 9:05 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa, was very satisfied with the performance of the the team's foiling AC45 catamaran and said: 'What we experienced today is a great start; with wind between 8 and 15 knots we foiled both upwind and downwind and maintained an average speed that we wouldn’t have expected on the second day of sailing. ...
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Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine By Star Class World Championship, , 6:01 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, July 5th, the International Star Class World Championship was decided in dramatic style on the last leg of the last race. GER 8340 Robert Stanjek with crew Frithjof Kleen led by ten points going into the last race and held on in a nervy final race to become the new world champions and the first German world champion for seventeen years. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan By Chris Yates, , 5:32 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on the penultimate day of the PWA Awaza World Cup. After a glassy and windless start, the wind slowly built in the late afternoon and shortly after five o’clock it looked as though we would see the conclusion of the men’s opening elimination. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena By Camille El Beze, , 5:08 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
La Grande Motte, a purpose built resort 20 minutes east of Montpellier, has a strong past and recent tradition in competitive sailing, but the Nacra 17 Europeans finds the town stepping back into the Olympic classes arena after a break of more than ten years. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:42 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
At Stena Match Cup Sweden, Swedish fans turned out in the thousands to cheer on defending champion, Bjorn Hansen on the way to his claiming a third consecutive victory at the event, on this occasion against Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew. ...
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2014 Secondary Schools Teams Racing Championship --the wrap By Alexandra South, Sydney , 12:44 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Australian Secondary Schools Teams Racing Championship has concluded on Sydney Harbour, in a 15-18 knot westerly. One day of competition was lost to a lack of wind, however, given a winter event – there was more breeze than expected throughout the week. ...
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World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup By Sail-World, , 12:03 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Semi-Finals and Finals of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, replay from Marstrand. The Stena Cup concludes with the finish of the Semi-Final Round and then into the Finals ...
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Melbourne to Vanuatu Ocean Race - Leader just 300 nm from finish By Peter Campbell, , 4:04 AM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race - By noon today, the Tasmanian yacht Alive should be just 300 nautical miles from the finish of the Melbourne to Vanuatu ocean race. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:36 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden was two flights into its Semi-Finals stage at the close of play on the penultimate day of racing and in both matches it remains tied on 1-1. The top four going through to the Semi-Finals were decided earlier today with Italian Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa the sole team to win their Quarter Finals in straight sets, in their case against David Gilmour. ...
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Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine By Star Class World Championship, , 6:19 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, July 4th, at the Star World Championship, American team Augie Diaz with crew Arnis Baltins in USA 8465 have more to celebrate than their American holiday: Independence Day. In the pivotal, and ultimately dramatic Race 5, USA 8465 Diaz/Baltins won their first race of the 2014 event and after the calculation of a drop race, maintain a position in the top five of the overall standings. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 5:08 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
On day four of the PWA Awaza World Cup, the wind failed to make an appearance as the searing heat prevented the local thermal effect from kicking in. With sailors on hold for the entirety of the day we caught up with a couple of them to discuss yesterday’s racing. ...
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Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder By Clipper Ventures, , 2:34 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Henri Lloyd has won its fifth race of the series, the OneDLL Cup, from Derry-Londonderry to Den Helder, The Netherlands, the fleet’s penultimate stopover before the London homecoming. The win is the team’s ninth podium overall and Canadian skipper Eric Holden and his crew have secured enough points to be unbeatable in the series. ...
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Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup By Clipper Ventures, , 11:51 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, following this morning’s tight finish to Race 15, today’s skipper reports reveal the close and competitive racing taking place in the closing stages of the OneDll Cup. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 11:16 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Spain’s new entry for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 arrived in its home country this week as offshore sailing’s biggest event began its 100-day countdown to the start on October 4. ...
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World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup By Sail-World, , 10:55 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Quarter and Semi-Finals live of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, live from Marstrand ...
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Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup By Robert Deaves, , 10:41 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
This could be the most hard fought for Silver Cup so far with a large group of favourites hoping to win the cup in their last year as a junior. Peter McCoy (GBR) finished fourth last year, but then won the 2013 Junior European Championship a few weeks later. Anders Pedersen (NOR) is Norway's top Finn sailor and picked up the bronze in last year's Junior Europeans. ...
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Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, , 10:03 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
The key boat buying demographic, the 40 to 65 age group, has embraced online media enthusiastically, with video, imagery and major feature stories providing much more information and entertainment than ever before. More and more people are choosing large-screen smartphones (phablets) over seven to eight-inch tablets says the key industry data group, the International Data Corporation (IDC). ...
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2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host By Duncan Worthington, Phuket , 8:09 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Phuket Island is ready to host the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek from 16 – 20 July off the Island's southeast coast. The season-opening event of the prestigious 2014/15 Asian Yachting Grand Prix – a series of 12 of the best regattas in Asia – Raceweek is set to welcome one of the most competitive fleets in the Regatta's history. ...
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Yachting Australia announces resignation of CEO Phil Jones By Jane Gordon, , 2:50 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Yachting Australia, the National Sporting Organisation for sailing and boating, has announced the resignation of their long serving CEO Phil Jones after more than 17 years. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 9:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on day three of the PWA Awaza World Cup as the sailors endured another long day on the beach. Just like yesterday the wind arrived in the early evening allowing the second elimination of the women’s slalom to be completed, in similar tricky conditions to yesterday, whilst the men have been whittled down to the top twenty-four. ...
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Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 8:13 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four at the 2014 International Star Class World Championship will be remembered as the longer, until now, of this 92nd edition. Two races were in schedule due to the yesterday’s cancellation of the race number three in order to catch up with the program. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:22 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden is known for being one of the few events where, thanks to the boats and venue topography, sailors can race in anger inshore in gale force conditions with spinnakers. Over its 20 years this has provided some of the most action-packed match racing of all time, all visible to the spectators packing Marstrand’s natural sailing stadium. ...
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Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth By Heather Ewing, , 5:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Oceans of Hope, the 20-metre yacht undertaking the first circumnavigation with a working crew of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), has arrived in Portsmouth, UK, on the latest leg of the 61,000-kilometre (33,000-nautical mile) global voyage. ...
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