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IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes By Sail-World.com, , 2:36 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. Enjoy! ...
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Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia By International Maxi Association, , 2:25 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
This September, the Costa Smeralda will once again be the world’s premier racing rendezvous for Maxi yachts. Sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and International Maxi Association (IMA), the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - and the Rolex Mini Maxi Worlds, this year in its fifth edition - are unmissable events for yacht designers, sailors and Maxi owners alike' ...
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World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing' By MaxComm Communication, , 12:41 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
WYRF provides the chance to discuss the issues facing the sport and to share best practice. It also facilitates business development through providing quality networking opportunities with decision makers from all areas within the industry. Now in its seventh year, the event will be centered around the theme 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing.' ...
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Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 12:14 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The world’s longest ocean race, uniquely for amateur sailors – the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is now 70% full for the 2015-16 edition, following a surge of crew sign-ups. The 40,000 mile, eleven month long event, known as one of the planets toughest endurance challenges will be the bi-annual events 10th Anniversary series and the second circumnavigation for the Clipper 70 fleet. ...
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Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014 By ISAF, , 10:28 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Three races were completed in the Boy's and Girl's Byte CII and Techno 293 fleets with the best breeze of the week saving itself for the third day of competition. A north easterly breeze in between six-eight knots ensured all of the days scheduled races were completed. ...
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IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing By Kathy Large, , 8:39 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Sunny skies and shifty wind conditions were part of the story of the first day of racing at the High Liner IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia. All three classes raced twice on Tuesday with some drama focused on the 2.4 mR course where 48 competitors have to fight for the favoured spot to cross over the start line. ...
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Magnetic Island Race Week – Plenty of appeal for champion racer *Feature By John Curnow, , 8:37 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The well campaigned, terrifically sailed, highly competitive, and widely successful, Victoire is a justified beacon amongst the fleet getting set to participate at Magnetic Island. The final round of Queensland’s winter of sailing is once more set to bring that delightful combination of exquisite sailing and warm glow of friendship to all who partake. ...
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2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins By Melges 20, , 3:55 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Melges 20 World Champ -In less than two weeks, the commencement of the second Audi Melges 20 World Championship will take place with a record-breaking entry of 55 teams expected to participate in the four-day racing affair. The Italian fleet is the largest in attendance with additional representation from Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Monaco, Russia and United States. ...
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2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3 By Daniel Smith, , 3:18 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - The strongest breeze of the competition thus far is expected for the third day of competition on Lake Jinniu with up to eight knots of breeze on the menu. ...
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2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Resurrection By Lisa Ratcliff, , 2:52 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Thirty years ago at a crossroads Barry Cuneo took the sensible parent-pleasing option and pursued a career, believing he could drop back into sailing any time. He’s on the water all the time as a sea pilot on Port Philip, but when it came to sailing he discovered a large hole in the sport. ...
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America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 11:34 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Shoebridge describes the split with long time coach Rod Davis as 'amicable'. ...
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Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 By Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland , 9:53 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
That perfection in sailing is impossible to achieve has been a universal experience and particularly in 10-knot winds, as we are all aware. At least I was until today, but one race changed all that. This Damascene moment came as a result of an invitation to sail aboard the perpetual line honours winner, the 100-foot supermaxi Wild Oats XI from owner Bob Oatley. ...
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IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson By Sail-World.com, , 8:38 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Jude Robertson was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images on day one of racing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled By Jonno Turner, , 5:33 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
'We used to go to the starts and finishes of the Whitbread Round the World Race, as it was then,' recalls Team SCA’s Sam Davies, with a smile. 'There wasn’t much media in those days, so once the boats left you didn’t really hear from them until they returned nine months later looking all tatty.' ...
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52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed By 52 Super Series, , 3:44 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Eight newly built TP52s will compete on the 2015 52 Super Series circuit which is expected to comprise 12 to 14 boats, including three teams who will be new to the series in Europe, over a five regatta circuit at venues which are presently being finalised. ...
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IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal By Kathy Large, , 1:54 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF vice president Gary Jobson has presented former IFDS president Linda Merkle of Atlanta, Georgia with a silver medal for service to disabled sailing. Merkle spent more than fifteen years in various roles with the International Association for Disabled Sailing. ...
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Northshore Nationals - Invitations announced for fifth edition By Rod Mackay, Lake Macquarie , 1:24 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The Sailing Committee at Lake Macquarie’s RMYC Toronto are pleased to announce invitations for the fifth Australian Championships for Northshore Yachts. The event will feature spinnaker and non spinnaker divisions, and one design starts in classes that attract entries of five or more. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets By ISAF, , 12:27 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a day of improvements and progression for the Byte CII sailors at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with two races completed in the male and female fleets. No Techno 293 racing was possible with a light fickle breeze on their race area not reaching the required limit for the 20 boys and 21 girls to race. ...
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America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing By Sail-World, , 12:16 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing officially launched its challenge to win the 35th America’s Cup at an inspirational event in Sweden’s capital. New team members were announced, including Swedish Olympic champions, Fredrik Lööf and Max Salminen, as well as America’s Cup veteran Rod Davis. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 12:05 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race is Knut Frostad, the 47 year old Norwegian sailor who sailed at two Olympic Games (1988 and 1992) and in four Volvo Ocean races. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar adds experience ahead of Cardiff By Neil Brotherston, , 9:43 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
GAC Pindar has today named its crew ahead of Act five of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, Wales (22-25 August), adding experienced Olympic Sailor, Hugh Styles to the team. Styles replaces Troy Tindall as Main Sail Trim and brings with him a wealth of sailing pedigree, including previous experience of the Extreme Sailing Series with GAC Pindar in 2010. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week reaches halfway mark By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 9:07 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The Whitsundays turned on the best yet for the 182-strong fleet at the midway point at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Three days down, a well-earned layday tomorrow then three more to wrap up the premiere series. ...
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International Cadet World Championships 2014 - Australians extend lead By Peter Campbell, , 8:26 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Overnight they scored their fourth win in six races and with a third place in the other race of the day they now have a net seven points, with their race one fourth their discard. The Australians are now five points clear of their nearest opponents, the consistent German crew of Julian Mathwig and Mattias Henning who had a fourth and a third overnight for a net 12 points. ...
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Dennis Conner International Challenge 2014 - Letter from America By Simon Grain, , 7:50 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Well…..I really enjoyed it! Though it was super, super tough. When the Norwegian says to the German during his presentation speech (both of whom finished behind us} that the last time he beat him was at the Olympic games, you’re not sailing against bunnies. In addition, other competitors said how much of an honor it was to sail in the company of the German skipper (must look up who he is). ...
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MC38 Australian Championship - Ginger leaps into lead after 3 bullets By Di Pearson, MC38 media, , 7:19 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
At the end of Day three, Ginger holds an eight point advantage over John Bacon’s Dark Star. After scoring a pair of fifth’s and a seventh, Chris Hancock’s Vino dropped to third place. Marcus Blackmore, basking in his first ever foray into the class, is fourth overall, so far scoring fourth places in all but Race two, in which he finished third. ...
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