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Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles By International Windsurfing Association, , 10:58 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Fifteen year old Carlo Ciabatti from Cagliari, Italy, is the 2014 Techno 293 Youth Boys World Champion. With an unassuming start, 23rd on the leaderboard at the end of the first championship race, Carlo clawed his way up day by day - 13th . . . fifth . . .first! beating European Champion Tom Monnet into second place by four points. ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Clean and quiet start By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 9:29 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The gentlemanly midday start of the eighth annual Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race on Moreton Bay for the record-equalling fleet of 35 yachts from Tasmania to Townsville was clean and quiet. This afternoon off Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast Bob Oatley’s race record-holder Wild Oats XI comfortably leads the pack. ...
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Allen RS Feva World Championships, Day 4 - Nations Cup and lay day By Golly Tucker, , 8:54 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Allen RS Feva Worlds, the fleet racing took a break today while a well deserved break was taken from the very physically demanding conditions in Quiberon Bay. The two boat team racing Nations Cup took place during the afternoon with 11 nations participating. ...
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Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch By Chris Bone, Vanuatu , 8:45 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Any skippers with a little time on their hands and wanting to make a positive difference for the Oceans they love might want to have a look at www.oceanswatch.org who are currently looking for a volunteer skipper in the South West Pacific. ...
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Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - One day to go to close of entries By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 8:41 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - There is just one day left for skippers to enter their boat in the record-breaking Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week being held from eighth to 15th August 2014. ...
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Festival of Sails 2015 - Get ready for a sensational summer of sailing By Festival of Sails Media, , 8:11 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Race Management Committee of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club has been burning the midnight oil to put together an entire month of sailing on Corio Bay, in January next year, with the Notice of Race released today. The New Year will start with upwards of 100 International 14s contesting their 2015 World Championships from Saturday 3rd January until Saturday 17th January. ...
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29er World Championships 2014 - Finals start tomorrow By 29er World Championships, , 7:51 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. All the sailors were excited to get racing today, with both fleets starting the day with general recalls. The black flag was raised on both courses and pushed sailors behind the line allowing both fleets to start qualifying race nine. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds Champions lead 29er Worlds By Jerelyn Biehl, , 7:16 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
On course 2, the French ISAF Youth Worlds 29er champions Brice Yrieix and Loic Fischer Guillou (FRA) had a steady day of racing. ...
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Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:55 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
So as to be clear, this is an unabashed and not-so-faint reference to the Tour de France, the US Masters and even the humble building site. It’s just that the notion of wearing something that is ‘hi-vis’ is entirely appropriate for the specialist marine insurer, Pantaenius. Since arriving in Australia a little over 18 months ago, they have had no trouble being see - all for the right reasons. ...
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Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery By Juerg Kaufmann, , 6:49 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue. Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
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Sydney International Boat Show begins! By Jeni Bone, , 4:37 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The perfect Sydney day greeted visitors to the first day of this year's Sydney International Boat Show - chilly morning, clear blue sky, warming up to a 25C top and some gusty breezes over the marina. ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Race – A gentle start By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:09 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Brisbane has turned on a stunning winter’s morning for the record-equalling fleet of 35 yachts from Tasmania to Townsville starting the eight annual Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. ...
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2014 Etchells Invitational Cup - Day 3 By Rupert Holmes, , 3:51 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
After another stunning day with bright sun and a solid south-south westerly afternoon sea breeze, the top of the leaderboard could hardly be closer. ...
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29er World Championship - Finals start tomorrow By 29er Worlds, , 3:12 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 29er World Championship - Another windy day on the Kingston waters to wrap up the third and last day of the qualification series. After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. ...
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Australian Sailing Team in Rio for first Olympic test event By Cora Zillich, , 2:24 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team have arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete at the first Olympic test event in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. ...
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420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front By 420 International Class Association, , 10:09 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing got underway on day three of the 420 Worlds in a 12-15 knot breeze from the north, perfect conditions to complete the final two races of the race qualification series. With the discard kicking in after race 5, some shuffling on the leaderboard as teams discarded their worst score in the 420 Open and 420 Ladies fleets. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Team Gilmour all set By Team Gilmour, , 9:58 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
After a three week break from Match Racing Team Gilmour are back at it for the third stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour in Sopot, Poland. Sopot is often referred to as the 'Riviera of the Baltic' with beautiful beaches and an extensive timber pier reaching out into the Baltic Sea for the spectators to observe the sailing. ...
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Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market *Feature By David Schmidt, , 6:32 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2006, the sailing world was stunned with the speed and performance of the foiling Moth, and the genie forever escaped the bottle. Flash-forward just a few short years, and the Moth Worlds were being were contested on foils; jump-forward a bit further still, and the 34th America’s Cup was won using foils. ...
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Largest Olympic Class Regatta ever to take place in Rio By ISAF, , 5:43 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Over 320 sailors from 34 nations will compete at the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil and many of the world's top competitors are ready for the test. ...
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RS100 European Championships day 2 By RS100 Sailing, , 2:59 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The signal to launch came at midday and the RS100 European Championships fleet set out towards the Eastern Course with a steady force four Northerly ‘Pela’ wind. The first race of the day got underway with Michel Rotach (Swiss) leading at the windward mark closely followed by Andre Blasse and Al Hall. ...
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The great Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta relaunches next week By Caitlin Harvey, Sunshine Coast , 2:07 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club will be reviving the much-loved Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta next week (4 – 8 August) in the sparkling coastal waters between Noosa and Caloundra. Registrations are still open for sailors who have decided not to go further North to the Hamilton Island Race Week this year. ...
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Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race By Irene Corosu, Weymouth , 2:01 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the finalised Guinness World Record criteria which sailing clubs have to comply with to count towards the world record attempt, and for participants to be ratified as world record holders. ...
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Rio 2016 Paralympics - Tasmanian sailors on the Road to Rio By Peter Campbell, , 12:48 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Paralympic sailor Matt Bugg heads for Canada this week in a bid to again qualify Australia as a nation a place at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Bugg, who will be sailing in the International 2.4mR class in which he finished seventh overall at the London 2012 Paralympics, is one of five Tasmanians seeking a berth at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 10:49 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events. This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. ...
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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published By ISAF, , 9:51 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche from 27-30 November 2014. The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships which takes place in the Spanish city from 8-21 September. ...
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