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2014 Rockingham Race Weekend - WA yachts are gearing up By Susan Ghent, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club , 10:14 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Rockingham Race Weekend - Thirty one yachts are gearing up for the Rockingham Race Weekend, hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. Contested off the coast of WA, racing will be on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November. ...
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Volvo Ocean Racing: Abu Dhabi drops the lead - and then comes back By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, , 9:44 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Has slipped in the Volvo Ocean Race having led for most of Leg 2, and won Leg 1. But as has been done before Abu Dhabi has caught up, and now playing storm-watch. ...
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Chapple's Cairn Curran Estate Fireball Victorian Champs overall report By Chris Payne, Cairn Curran Sailing Club , 9:17 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
It has been almost 30 years, but the International Fireball Association of Victoria headed back to Cairn Curran to run the 2014 state championships. With the wonderful support of Chapple's Cairn Curran Estate, a renowned winery in the area, the fleet competed as a part of the Cairn Curran Classic being run on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd November. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The Traemeister's onboard gym session *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:33 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin, claimed he did not know what a Gym before he set foot aboard Team Vestas Wind. And then compounded his issues by saying that he thought 'Gym' was pronounced 'Gime'. Fitness freak Trae has taken on the invidious task of getting the Irish OBM up to a passable fitness level, believed to be 100 push-ups. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Thanksgiving at Sea *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:21 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Although they may be far from home, old traditions aren't forgotten as the US crew aboard Team Alvimedica celebrate one of the great traditions. And the non-US crew partake of their first Thanksgiving, off the coast of Madagascar. There's some of the traditional fare, adapted for the Volvo Ocean Race, and some messages and mementos from home. ...
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Is The Squadron to be Sydney’s third casino site? By John Curnow, , 3:07 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Now it could simply be that episode of Rake or possibly something way more definitive that sparked the imagination with that headline. Who knows? But with all the stars coming out to be part of the Sydney Etchells season, you could perhaps wonder whether these stars will indeed eclipse the other casinos. After all, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron enjoys a commanding view. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Launch of Ragamuffin 100 By Louise Bashford, , 1:31 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The official launch of Syd Fischer’s super maxi, Ragamuffin 100, will take place next Tuesday, 2 December 2014, at Sydney City Marine Complex, Rozelle. ...
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PredictWind launches new Offshore Application for Mac and PC By Mike Scullin, , 9:20 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre takes lead in Leg 2 as break point looms *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:20 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
The latest position report from Volvo Ocean Race Control has given the lead in leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Mapfre (Iker Martinez). She takes over the lead from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker), who has led from soon after the start of Leg 2, a week ago. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi to offer new challenge + Video By ISAF, , 5:03 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
Over 270 sailors from 38 nations have enjoyed a mixed range of conditions since their arrival early on in the week. The athletes have used the time to acclimatise to their surroundings, different sea states and a variety of wind strengths. But now, the practice time is over with racing across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding fleets to kick start the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Team Brunel: tactical masterminds By Team Brunel, , 4:07 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
VOR 2014-15: Some of them also wake up in the middle of the night to check the latest position reports of Team Brunel. The crew is aware of that, including our skipper Bouwe Bekking. 'We are not the only ones looking out for the position reports. We know that the home front is eyeballing every move of us. Our wives, children, girlfriends, friends and supporters live this race as extreme as we.' ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014 - A golden finale By Groupama Sailing Team, , 1:37 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: Among the ten Olympic series represented, Franck Cammas will be participating in the event for the first time aboard a Nacra 17, this time teaming up with the young, light Alizée Desbordes. Having remained in France to satisfy her professional obligations, Sophie de Turckheim will be following the performance of her favourite helm closely. ...
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Abu Dhabi excitement for ISAF Sailing World Cup Final sailors + Videos By ISAF, , 12:59 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Bjorn Allansson (SWE), Briana Provancha (USA), Sofia Bekatorou (GRE), Lara Vadlau (AUT) and Anton Paz (ESP) have fully embraced the Abu Dhabi and Emirati life, grasping the opportunities available with both hands. 'There are so many welcoming and friendly people here,' explained Provancha at the opening press conference. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: B&G announced as Official Race supplier By B&G Media, , 11:45 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
Leading sailing marine electronics manufacturer B&G has been appointed an Official Race Supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15. B&G will also be providing full electronic navigation systems, tactical software and race support to the organisers of the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race, which began on the October 4th in Alicante, Spain. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from Nov 23 show By Sail-World, , 10:30 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 - Pathways and passion! ...
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City of Canberra Regatta - Australia’s sailors converge on Lake Burley By Matt Owen, Canberra , 10:17 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 City of Canberra Regatta - Australia’s best sport boats and trailable sailors will converge on Lake Burley Griffin over the first week in December for the annual City of Canberra Regatta. Most years there has been excellent winds and great racing for the mixed fleet of boats traveling from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. ...
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The Star Sailors League makes a triumphant return to Nassau By Alex D'Agosta, , 9:09 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
Star Sailors League Finals: This Bahaman event is about much more than just sailing, however: it promises a blistering week of high emotion, passion and dazzlingly action that will deliver a unique display of sporting prowess from a slew of champions. All in an easy-to-grasp and see format that even non-sailing folk will understand perfectly. ...
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America's Cup: Sweden to host World Series regatta in 2015 By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:15 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th - 30th) 2015. Racing will take place either on the Gota River close to the city centre, or at Långedrag, and the race village will be located in Frihamnen. ...
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2014 Sail Sydney - Entries close in on 300 By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:04 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Sail Sydney - Entries for next week’s Sail Sydney are closing in on the 300 mark and the decision to waive the late entry fee and final surge in registrations is pushing organisers of the annual sailing regatta hard to process the resulting paperwork. ...
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2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Tom Slingsby, skipper of Oman Air By Oman Sail, , 3:33 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Tom Slingsby, Australian Olympic Laser Gold medalist, and member of Oracle Team USA, has signed up as skipper of Oman Air, one of two Oman Sail Extreme Sailing teams, for the final act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, Australia (11-14 December). ...
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Laafin from Phillip to Port Phillip for maiden Festival of Sails By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:11 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
2015 Festival of Sails - After November 30, entrants for next January’s Festival of Sails will be no longer be able to take advantage of the $50 early entry discount, and will sadly miss the chance to win a holiday for two to tropical Fiji after this Sunday’s early bird cut-off. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:50 PM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar. In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final declared open by ISAF President + Videos By ISAF, , 11:20 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ...
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America's Cup World Series: Portsmouth to host in 2015 and 2016 By Sail-World, , 11:08 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea , 9:59 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ...
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