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America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:01 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the America’s Cup Challenger of Record, has taken the initiative and called a meeting of potential Challengers for the 35th America’s Cup, ahead of the close of entries in less than a month’s time. The meeting will be a face to face meeting with about seven Challenger teams attending plus the Defender, Oracle Team USA. ...
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Champ - Australian Youth Team ready to race By Cora Zillich, , 3:27 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship will officially open tomorrow, Saturday, 12 July, in Tavira, Portugal. Twelve young Australian sailors and three coaches contesting eight classes are part of the 370 sailors from a record 68 nations who will start racing out of Club Náutico de Tavira on Monday, 14 July 2014. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Swuzzlebubble victorious with a day to spare By Fiona Brown, , 9:38 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
With a bravura performance of three straight wins on today's penultimate day, the stunningly restored 1978 Farr designed Swuzzlebubble, owned and helmed by Peter Morton and crewed by Kelvin Rawlings, Anthony Haines, Eouard Lynch, John Kemp, David Lenz and Martin Calmon, claimed the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup with a day to spare. ...
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Finn Silver Cup - Frustration grows following light wind day By Robert Deaves, , 7:27 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The weather is throwing is best and its worst at the Finn Silver Cup sailors. After Wednesday was lost through too strong winds, another day was lost Thursday with not enough wind. The day spent in sweltering temperatures and no wind, and while one race was started, it was abandoned at the windward mark as the wind vanished into the humid Dutch air. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Big winds halt racing in La Grande Motte By Camille El Beze, , 6:30 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The strong Mistral gusting up to 30kts at times meant it was too windy for the first scheduled Finals day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships. Racing is billed to resume Friday with a start sequence planned from 1000hrs local time. ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans - Tough end to qualifying phase + Video By Andy Rice, , 5:28 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Twenty knot winds - gusting to 25 - made for a tough but exhilarating end to the qualifying phase of the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. France’s Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis hammered home scores of 1,2,1,2 to take the lead in the 83-boat men’s 49er fleet, while Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze lead the women’s 51-strong 49erFX division. ...
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New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC By IPC, , 3:40 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) released the first draft of a new Classification Code on Thursday (10 July), marking the launch of the latest round of consultation. The revised Code, due for release in 2017, was developed from a first period of consultation during 2013 which gathered responses from around the Paralympic Movement on the existing version of the Code. ...
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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London By Clipper Ventures, , 3:32 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has departed The Netherlands in the final stage of the world’s longest and toughest ocean race, which returns to London this Saturday (12 July) after covering more than 40,000 miles between six continents over eleven months. ...
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Foiling Week: Moth Invitational Regatta - Rob Gough victorious By Domenico Boffi, , 1:50 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The Foiling Week is in full swing: the last conference day and mixed race are about to happen after the Moth National Championship and Invitational. The initial perfect Garda conditions gave way to a more unstable weather that didn’t' allow the awaited mixed fleet racing to happen in the last two days. ...
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Wild conditions on Day 3 of Midwinter Youth Championships By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 1:17 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Competitors faced wild conditions on day three of sailing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championships on Waterloo Bay, Manly, today. A wind change overnight left sailors facing fifteen knots of South-westerly breeze and seas to around one-and-a-half metres. ...
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Australian Midwinter Championships attract international sailors By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 12:14 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Three international sailors make up the field at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championships 2014, held at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (Manly). New Zealand sailor Lachlan Grimwade sits in fifth place in the Laser 4.7 series after day three of sailing on Waterloo Bay. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:40 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Two Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 rival crews have set out for transatlantic crossings from Newport, Rhode Island to the United Kingdom this week as preparations for the event start in October continued to heat up. ...
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Video interview with Caitlin Elks and Nathan Outteridge By Cora Zillich, , 7:23 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Australian Sailing Team's 49erFX sailor Caitlin Elks (WA) and 49er Olympic Gold medallist Nathan Outteridge (NSW) tell us on day two about competing at the 49er European Championship in Helsinki, Finland. ...
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Whitsundays Season of Sailing - Get your sea legs on By Heidi Walton, , 4:12 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Australia’s aquatic playground is gearing up for its annual ‘Sailing Season’, where sails and spinnakers dominate the horizon by day, and champagne corks and good times dominate by night. ...
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Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play By Melges 20, , 3:34 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Aside from all the great racing anticipated this weekend at the fourth episode of the 2014 Melges 20 Audi-Tron Sailing Series in stunning Riva Del Garda, the International Class is proud to formally present a brand new and very exciting World Ranking system. ...
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FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold By Tony Mapplebeck, , 2:56 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Vose, Nagel, Prime and Peters dominated the match racing at Lake Ledro last week to win the FISU (International University Sports Federation) Women’s Match Racing Worlds, bringing home a women’s gold medal for the first time. The Open teams of Wilkinson and Miller fared less well, in the very tricky conditions, finishing in 15th and eighth respectively. ...
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2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:12 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day two of the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship was a non-issue. There was no wind in the morning but it was forecast to be hot inland so there was hope for a sea breeze. Some clouds formed over this city in the early afternoon, however, so that killed any hopes for the day. ...
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Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014: Racer profiles – 420s By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 10:43 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Tavener has a long history of sailing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championships having begun in the Sabot class and progressed through to the 420s competing in that class for the past three years. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video By Fiona Brown, , 9:44 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Likely one of the most scenic short offshore races ever, perfectly describes the course set for today's fourth race at the Half Ton Classics Cup 2014, which took the sailors from Saint-Quay-Portrieux, along the cliffs of Northern Brittany, around the stunning Ile de Bréhat archipelago and back, a distance of just under 40 miles. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings By Camille El Beze, , 7:11 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Counting no worse than second places World Champions Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) lead the overall standings after five races at the Nacra 17 European Championships at La Grande Motte as the fleet split into a 40 strong Gold fleet and 31 Silver fleet. Two further races were sailed in very variable, shifty offshore and cross offshore winds which rose and fell between five and 25kts ...
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Finn Silver Cup - No racing as big winds hit Hoorn By Robert Deaves, , 6:32 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
No racing was possible on day four at the Finn Silver Cup in Hoorn as strong winds caused the abandonment of all racing. The fleet was sent out on time for the scheduled start at 12.00 but it soon became apparent that the wind was above sensible limits with many boats capsizing in the fierce gusts. ...
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Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport By U.S. F16 Class Association, , 4:01 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Australian sailors Adrian Fawcett and Jesse Dobbie on Falcon F16 dominated the fourth F16 World Championship of the young Formula 16 Catamaran class in Newport, Rhode Island. Former Olympic silver medalists Pease and Jay Glaser tried hard, but just managed to end fourth on the final result list. ...
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Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons By Paul Larsen, , 2:40 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Paul Larsen updates us on the progress being made in the Vestas Sailrocket 3 journey: Well it has been a while but I think the news story (on the front page) shows that we haven't been idle. I have held back on saying anything publicly though as I like to be pretty sure of what I'm talking about before saying anything. ...
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Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome By Clipper Ventures, , 2:23 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Sailing royalty Sir Robin Knox Johnston and Dame Ellen McArthur will lead the welcome committee for the twelve teams competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, which includes a GREAT Britain entry, alongside thousands of friends, family and spectators who are expected to line the Thames and provide emotional homecoming scenes this Saturday. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira By ISAF, , 2:11 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
When racing kicks off at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July, Italy's Mattia Camboni and Marta Maggetti will lead the RS:X Boys and Girls charge. The Italian racers won gold at the 2013 RS:X Youth Worlds on their home waters of Civitavecchia in October 2013 and have ISAF Youth Worlds medals to their name. ...
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