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HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 9:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. This technology was developed to give fighter pilots there-when-they-need-it information at a glance. While racing sailors are more interested with tactical edges over their competitors than getting missile lock on an enemy, the basic information need is the same. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The return of Outteridge and Jensen By Australian Sailing Team, , 9:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
After the recent gold and two bronze medals at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, the Australian Sailing Team are now just a few days away from the start of racing at the next ISAF World Cup Regatta in Hyères, France. Over 1,100 athletes have registered to sail in Hyères next week, including a near-full contingent of the Australian Sailing Team and Squad. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The first team to officially qualify for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is Dongfeng Race Team. Confirmation came direct from Jack Lloyd, Race Director of the Volvo Ocean Race that following the team’s recent 18 day training voyage, Dongfeng Race Team has met the official qualification requirements of sailing 2,000 nautical miles non-stop with 60% of the crew members for Leg 1 onboard. ...
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ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 By ISAF, , 4:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 have been released. Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) occupy the world number one spots in the Open and Women's Match Race Rankings. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera By ISAF, , 3:44 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres will see Olympic medallists, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists compete as the 2013-2014 series draws to a close. More than 1,100 sailors across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events will race on the French Riviera from Monday 21 April through to Saturday 26 April. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start By KPMS, , 3:21 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The 27th edition of the 565nm Rolex China Sea Race commenced today with a fleet of 34 international yachts. With Hong Kong’s impressive skyscraper skyline forming a domineering backdrop, the fleet made a clean start under a steady easterly breeze of eight knots. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race Day 1 By Rolex China Sea Race, , 11:54 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Both Ragamuffin90 and Antipodes chose to stay out of trouble at the pin end and, as expected, it was ‘Rags which quickly put distance between herself and the rest of the fleet. ...
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America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 10:28 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The predicted penalty of a five year suspension from the sport, for Oracle Team USA wingsail trimmer, Dirk de Ridder, would appear to be extreme by international standards. The case is due to go before the International Sailing Federation's Review Board in late April. They will consider the report from the Disciplinary Commission, which is the body believed to have recommended a five year penalty ...
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Challenge takes the 2014 Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victoria State Titles By Rowan Simpson, Melbourne, Australia , 9:34 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
In the tightest contest in the history of the championship, Challenge was ultimately crowned the winner of the 2014 Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian Title hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club last weekend. There is no doubt the gap between the nine Sydney 38 competitors has narrowed as the highlight of the series was the close racing. There were four different race winners. ...
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Seventh edition of Sail Port Stephens wraps up By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:17 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail Port Stephens 2014 - Variable southerly winds and occasional showers felt all too familiar for the 400 sailors tying up their three day cruising series. ...
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Dangerous surf conditions to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend By Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit, , 7:36 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend. ...
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Wounded Defence mates conjure the ‘Spirit of Mateship’ By Zoe Russell, , 7:25 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race 2014 - Skipper Russell McCart and crew will be joined by eight first-timers when the race gets underway on Good Friday (18 April). Mates4Mates Chief Operating Officer Michael Quinn said it’s an amazing opportunity for the Brave Mates who had been selected as part of Mates4Mates’ rehabilitation programs. ...
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2014 Audi IRC Australian Championships - Welcome mat out By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:18 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
2014 Audi IRC Australian Championships - The welcome mat is out and the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club marina filling with the last of the arrivals for the Audi IRC Australian Championship commencing tomorrow, Thursday 17 April, and running through to Easter Sunday. ...
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World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video By Elena Giolai, , 12:06 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
At a press conference organised by ‘Vela Garda Trentino’ together with the sailing clubs involved there was the official presentation of the second ‘World Youth Sailing Week’ an event dedicated to youth sailing and taking place in the Garda Trentino region during the week of Easter. The event comprises a series of regattas organised in the Alto Garda region. ...
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SLAM Combined High Schools Champs - Makin aiming for back to back wins By Rod Carter, Belmont , 11:49 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The start to today’s races were delayed at the SLAM Combined High Schools Championship as the weather forecast failed to materialize, and unsettled conditions meant different challenges throughout the two scheduled races. ...
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World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video By Elena Giolai, , 8:26 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
At a press conference organised by ‘Vela Garda Trentino’ together with the sailing clubs involved there was the official presentation of the second ‘World Youth Sailing Week’ an event dedicated to youth sailing and taking place in the Garda Trentino region during the week of Easter. The event comprises a series of regattas organised in the Alto Garda region. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns By KPMS, , 7:24 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Final preparations are underway for the 27th Rolex China Sea Race, Asia’s principal offshore competition which gets underway on Wednesday, 16 April. A fleet of 34 yachts from eight countries are expected to make the start line in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong ahead of a 565-nm race through the South China Sea to Subic Bay, The Philippines. ...
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Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle By Fabrice Thomazeau, , 5:48 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
It may be close to the end of the Caribbean sailing season, but the sailors on 70 boats registered for this fifth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth are freshly fired up for friendly battles against some top competitors before they head north to the U.S. and across the 'pond' to the UK and Europe to chase an endless sailing season. ...
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CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs By CNN Mainsail, , 1:10 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Shirley Robertson and the CNN Mainsail team have been DownUnder and filed this video report on the 18ft skiffs, their history, characters and current sailors. Robertson, a double Olympic Gold Medalist, talks with several past and present 18ft skiff sailors, including iain Murray, John Winning, Seve Jarvin and 98 year old Billy Barnett. ...
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Big week of sailing ahead for NZL Optimist sailors By Angus Haslett, , 1:09 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
New Zealands largest single class regatta of the year, the 2014 Toyota Optimist National Championships is about to commence at Manly Sailing Club on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Racing gets underway next Friday April 18, where 265 sailors from 5 countries will race up to 15 races over the five days of racing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65 By North Sails Media, , 12:22 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
When it comes to the Volvo Ocean Race (or any ocean race for that matter), Bruno Dubois is North Sails' point man. His thousands of ocean miles and 25 years of sailmaking have something to do with it. A veteran of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Jules Verne and Whitbread Round the World Race, he is a Corel 45 world champion and Mini Transat winner. ...
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Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 By Richard Gladwell, , 10:35 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Soon after HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had finished their Royal Matchrace on Auckland, the NZ Sailing Trust's Steinlager II passed close by the Royals, as she returned by a day sail with a full crew from Jame Cook High from south Auckland. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:15 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The world's largest shipping company, Maersk Line, has been revealed as the Volvo Ocean Race’s shipping partner for the 2014-15 edition starting in October with the challenge of keeping offshore sailing’s toughest global event on track in over 10 countries, four continents and five oceans. ...
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Royal Southern Match Cup entrants include three WMRT card holders By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 9:51 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The Royal Southern Yacht Club has now released the list of competitors for their ISAF Grade 2 Royal Southern Match Cup to be held in Hamble from 12 - 15 June. With entries from three of the eight Alpari World Match Race Tour card holders headed by World No. two Ian Williams (GBR), this is the strongest match racing field to be seen racing in UK waters for many years. ...
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Sail Port Stephens - Plenty of action around the track By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 8:33 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of racing at Sail Port Stephens served up another sou’wester, this time more consistent at 12-15 knots sparking plenty of action around the race track. ...
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