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Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:17 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Set on the Bay of Gdansk, Sopot Match Race is the pinnacle of Poland’s highly active domestic match racing circuit, the Polish Match Tour, but for this, its eleventh year, it received the additional boost of becoming part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu By ISAF, , 3:27 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The four Techno 293 and Byte CII fleets played to a crowd of 2,000 at the Youth Olympic Games as racing commenced on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing, China. Sailing tickets have completely sold out for the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition and with a full view of Race Area A the crowd witnessed three Techno 293 Boys and Girls races and a single Byte CII race towards the end of the day. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 2 images by Andrea Francolini By Sail-World.com, , 2:33 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water during day two of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week to capture these images. ...
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MC38 Australian Championship - Consistent sailing for the Vino crew By Di Pearson, MC38 media, , 2:16 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
It is early days, but there are three yachts putting the pressure on in the MC38 Australian Championship, and following two more races being completed on day two of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week today, the glasses were being charged to winemaker, Chris Hancock, and his Vino crew. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance By RORC Event Press, , 11:13 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Ten yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race although the next yacht to finish the gruelling 1800 mile race is not expected until tomorrow evening. Over the last 24 hours a low pressure system that arrived from the north west, is bringing gale force headwinds that are hampering the progress of the fleet north of the Irish coast. ...
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Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here By Sail-World, , 10:30 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash will take place on Sunday 21st September 2014, and is set to become the world's biggest yacht race. To date over 2364 sailors and 588 yacht clubs from 50 different countries have signed up to be competitors. Each club makes its own race within a 24hr period on that date. Most are aiming for a huge spectacular start line with juniors competing alongside seniors in a unique event. ...
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Cadet International Worlds UK - Day two: Geelong siblings dominating By Peter Campbell, , 10:18 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
After a first race fourth, Thomas (16) and Sophie (13) have scored three straight wins, revelling in the freshening winds on Weymouth Bay. After four races, they are two points clear of the consistent German crew of Julian Mathwig and Mattias Henning who have notched up three seconds and a third. ...
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Whale-come surprise at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:40 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
A mother and baby humpback were the stars of the show, delighting the international guests on Stephen Everett’s Queensland boat Salacia and the crew aboard Ron James’ Beneteau 41 Synergy for up to 45 minutes. 'We had overseas guests on board…we couldn’t have organised it any better,' said Everett this afternoon. James couldn't believe his eyes when a huge whale launched next to his boat. ...
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Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships By Sail Canada, , 9:14 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The east coast hospitality has been in full display as an array of volunteers and professionals are putting the final touches on what is sure to be an outstanding event. RNSYS has a vast and proud heritage in hosting quality competition dating back some 177 years. ...
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RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video By RC44 Class Association, , 8:33 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Principal Race Officer Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio explained: 'The wind was over our normal limit of 26-28 knots at 2-3m, so at the top of the rigs it would have been 28-30. We were anticipating it dying down, but unfortunately the sea state wouldn’t die with it. So ultimately it was down to the sea state.' ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 6:31 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
There was a colourful start to today's racing with the majority of the fleet heading north under spinnaker from the start line off the yacht club in Dent Passage. Light breezes did not prevent the Wild Oats XI AC45 from flying hulls as she creamed across Whistunday Passage with the media boat sticking close to her tail. Crosbie Lorimer was amongst the photographers enjoying the ride! ...
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IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies By Kathy Large, , 3:42 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The acclaimed American sailor Gary Jobson will be one of the special guests attending the opening ceremonies of the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron on Monday, August 18th at 1800 hours. The event is scheduled to happen in the boatyard near the Marine Activity Centre and reporters and camera operators are welcome to attend. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead By Trish Jenkins, , 1:51 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna sailed across the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race at 12.10.32 BST on 17th August 2014. Varuna is now in first place in IRC overall, with a number of yachts still to finish. Varuna's time, corrected under IRC, puts the German yacht in an extremely strong position to win the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 10:33 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Some of the heavy air specialists must be wondering whether it's time to re-train for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week after Day 1 of racing in 2014 started much as it signed off in 2013, with very light airs for the entire Lindeman Island race. Not that such conditions in any way worried most of the crews who, despite a shortened course at Lindeman Island for many of them, returned to the dock ...
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Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive By Bob Fisher, , 8:05 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week began in a long-time expected fashion with a light (even perhaps ultra-light) south-easterly breeze for the Round Lindeman Island Race. It was a gentle preparation for the following five days of racing to come, but it provided those of us unused to the venue to absorb the surroundings from the deck of Sandy Oatley’s motor yacht, Andiamo ...
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Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing By ISAF, , 1:37 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
One hundred and one sailors across four fleets have completed registration and are fully prepared for racing on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing. The Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony had it all. Ancient and modern China was represented through jaw dropping audacity on an epic scale. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour By RORC Event Press, , 11:24 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis-Team Endeavour had enjoyed an epic battle with Andrew Budgen and Fred Schwyn's Volvo 70, Monster Project for IRC Line Honours and the Canting Keel Class. Artemis-Team Endeavour crossed the line just over an hour and 20 minutes ahead of Monster Project to win the class on corrected time and set the benchmark for the IRC fleet to try and better. ...
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MC38 Australian Championship 2014 - Dark Star in early lead By Di Pearson, MC38 media, , 10:42 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Bacon had not only to overcome his contemporaries, including second placed Ginger (Leslie Green) and third placed Vino (Chris Hancock), but the vagaries of the weather, which included strong currents and a light changing breeze. 'A day for tacticians,' was how Bacon described it. Bacon, from Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Pittwater, was full of praise for his crew. ...
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Clean Lift Winter Series 2014 - SB20s: three races, three winners By Peter Campbell, , 10:22 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Conditions were arguably the best this winter, with a bright sunny morning, a fairly constant, albeit chilly, NW to NNW breeze that increased from 8 to 12 knots before easy back to eight knots later in the morning. While this did not affect the one-design SB20 racing, it did give a winning advantage to the faster boats in the mixed divisions. ...
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Planes, ferries and automobiles to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 9:51 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
For three of the crew from Craig Neill’s Judel Vrolijk 42 Elena Nova from Middle Harbour Yacht Club, it was particularly slow and tiring Lindeman Island race given they had spent all night in a hire car. Three planes full of sailors attempted to land at the Island yesterday afternoon but due to poor visibility with the cloud cover and fog, the pilots were forced back to the mainland. ...
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Stealth i14 out of China By Neil Patchett, , 6:35 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Innovation and boat handling are synonymous with the International 14 which has remained remarkably progressive considering it is one of the oldest racing classes in the world. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record By Trish Jenkins, , 2:52 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis - Team Endeavour, skippered by Brian Thompson, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 23.00.54 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of five days, 14 hours, 00 minutes and 54 seconds. ...
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RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing By RC44 Class Association, , 7:00 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Local Swedish fans were rewarded on the penultimate day of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship when Torbjörn Törnqvist’s Artemis Racing dramatically improved its performance, following mid-fleet finishes over the last two days. The shifty on-shore southwesterly today provided good racing, despite the wind rarely gusting over 16 knots. ...
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18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th By Rich Roberts, , 6:27 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
The beach remains but the bleachers are gone, along with the giant catamarans (apparently long gone) that shared the restless waters during San Francisco's summer of the 34th America's Cup last year. But the lively little boats that for a decade helped to set the stage for spectacular beachfront sailboat racing will be back on the bay Monday, Aug. 25. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise By Trish Jenkins, , 6:12 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
At 1400 BST, the forecast strong westerly winds had arrived at the north of the course for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, providing challenging conditions for the yachts in the region. Three competitors have retired in the last 24 hours and Jankees Lampe's Open 40, La Promesse has suspended racing and is heading for Stornoway to effect mainsail repairs, before restarting the race. ...
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