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Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet turns to avoid Ice and heads for Cape Town *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:29 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The lead boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have all turned and are heading for the finish line in Cape Town which is about four days 10hrs distant as of the 1840hrs UTC sked on October 31. The lead four boats , Team Brunel, Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas and Dongfeng are all covered by a very small distance indeed, ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - On Board: Welcome to the Southern Ocean - Day 19 *Feature By Volvo Ocean Race OBR's, , 7:51 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean race On Board Reporters update from the Southern Ocean on Leg 1, Day 19: Like flipping a light switch. Off to on in so much as an instant, the anticipated westerlies of the South Atlantic have finally arrived—28 knots now—and it never ceases to amaze me how quickly life onboard can change. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary's entry completed By Barcelona World Race, , 4:29 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Nandor Fa and Marcell Goszleth are the first Hungarian duo to take part in this renowned double handed non-stop sprint around the world. The Barcelona World Race will be the very first real race for Spirit of Hungary, which has been designed and partly built‏ by Nandor Fa himself. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - No place like home for Team Brunel By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 3:32 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Stefan Coppers reports on day 20 at sea for Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Team Brunel we have a so-called 'day-bag'. Every day, we stow all the food for the day in this big, white, sailcloth bag. This enables us to get an organised view of what has been set aside for that day. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Monumental day for Team SCA By Corinna Halloran, , 3:10 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 20 for the crew. Wow; A bit of a monumental day—both literally and figuratively. Three weeks ago it was the eve of the start my friends took me for one last ice cream and I couldn’t figure out if I was nervous or not nervous. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 31 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:26 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Like in the old English tale of Robin Hood, it’s a case of taking from the rich and giving to the poor. That is what we have been seeing over the last few days. More wind just behind the leaders has allowed the middle, poorer pack to catch the rich leaders. ...
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IKA ponders foil kite race ban By Ian MacKinnon, , 7:20 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual general meeting next Tuesday (Nov 4) is likely to debate measures put forward by the Polish Kiteboarding Association (PKA) that would effectively outlaw ram-air kites from the beginning of next year. ...
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2014 Chris Benz Lüderitz World Record Chase - Day 8 By Luderitz Speed Challenge, , 2:22 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Today was the top performance day of the 2014 Chris Benz Lüderitz World Record Chase with 50+Knots performances recorded, as well as many PBs and four country records falling. Strong 25-35 knot winds were forecast for today and this proved true, however, the angle of the wind only allowed for optimal performances towards the end of the day’s racing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Still tight at front as Roaring Forties beckon *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:20 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
According to the routing function of Predictwind, the three boats are covered by just 10 miles in terms of distance to be sailed to the finish on their optimum course, more telling is that on the same basis just seven minutes would cover the first and third boats to finish. Sail-World interviewed Team Vestas skipper, Chris Nicholson this morning - he comments in this report. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA coach Brad Jackson's thoughts on Leg 1 By Corinna Halloran, , 3:40 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA coach Brad Jackson gives his thoughts on Leg 1. 'We very much understand what the girls are trying to do and who they are competing against and if they do things well they are right up there in the mix. ...
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Southern States kick off their M24 Summer Regattas By Donna Evans, , 3:03 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Vostok Europe Series - Adelaide Sailing Club (ASC), Race PRO Mike Rogers and his team of eager club officers and volunteers hosted the South Australian Melges 24 Fleet for regatta one of the Vostok Europe Series over the last weekend of October. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Day 19 on board Team Brunel By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 2:17 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel on day 19. 'Make ready to gybe,' a voice shouts down the hatchway. Rokas Milevičius (27) and Louis Balcaen (26) jump from their beds. Within seconds, the men are busy throwing large bags of equipment to the luff side for the fourth time that night. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 30 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:31 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - After 19 days of Leg one, the leaders are still within sight of each other, something we don’t think we’ve ever seen at such a stage between Alicante and Cape Town. It’s the ultimate inshore race, staged hundreds of miles offshore. Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are locked against each other with Dongfeng Race Team just 17NM further adrift. ...
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2014 Kona World Championship - About to kick-off By Daniel Nordlund, , 6:37 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Best possible conditions are expected when 2014 World Championships in ISAF-class Kona One is about to start in Islamorada, Florida on Saturday, November 1. A total of 115 sailors from five continents will line up making it the largest Kona event ever. The outcome is very open with a number of high-profiled sailors with multiple international championship wins in different windsurfing classes. ...
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Talented Tasmanians line-up for Audi Showdown 2014 By Peter Campbell, , 6:10 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Showdown Regatta - Many of Tasmania’s most talented sailors in junior, youth and adult classes will provide a colourful racing spectacle in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s 2014 Audi Showdown one-design regatta on Hobart’s River Derwent this weekend. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart entrants in historic Gascoigne Cup By Peter Campbell, , 5:33 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Gasoigne Cup - The winner of Saturday’s Gascoigne Cup will have its name engraved on the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s historic yachting trophy but it’s doubtful if it will receive the same accolade as the first winner of the Cup, Magic. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas back-slams both race leaders *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:47 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, has made a big gain in the last 12 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race, and is now positioned between the two lead boats. The Danish flagged entry had been positioned to the west of the leaders, who were in the fringe of the St Helena High. ...
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Severne Starboard Aloha Classic officially open By American Windsurfing Tour, , 6:40 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Last night all the American Windsurfing Tour riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party and registration for the Aloha Classic at Adventure Sports Maui. Food, drinks, photos and lots of chat was the order of the evening, and this morning all with gather again at 9am for the official opening blessing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Gerd-Jan 'Johnny' Poortman voices sailing ambition By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 3:54 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, day 18 on board Team Brunel. Stefan Coppers reports. While the teams in the Volvo Ocean Race are voyaging ever further south and preparing themselves for a few freezing days in the Southern Ocean, Gerd-Jan 'Johnny' Poortman is voicing a sailing ambition. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - ADOR ahead at halfway stage of Leg 1 By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 3:29 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate’s 2014–15 Volvo Ocean Race contester, crossed the halfway point of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in the lead as the fleet race toward the finish line in South Africa. Since setting sail from Alicante, Spain en route to Cape Town, ADOR has consistently led the pack of seven teams – often by several nautical miles. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA fighting and determined By Corinna Halloran, , 3:08 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 18 for the crew in the Volvo Ocean Race. We are fighting. We are determined. We are focused. Yes, today was not easy, but we did not allow ourselves to slow down-- we sailed with the conditions given and sailed at 100% performance. ...
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International Paralympic Committee publishes 2015 Anti-Doping Code By IPC, , 2:41 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) published its 2015 Anti-Doping Code on Wednesday (29 October), which will apply to all Member organisations, Paralympic Games and IPC recognised International Federations, from 1 January 2015. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Sailing legend seeks French entry By Marina Thomas, , 1:45 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston hopes to inspire greater French participation in ocean racing through his entry in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. 'France is a nation of sailors with excellent role models; legends in their own right,' said Sir Robin. ...
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Cockburn Sound Regatta is back, bigger and better By Bernie Kaaks, Perth , 1:13 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Now firmly established once again as one of Western Australia’s premier regattas, the 57th Cockburn Sound Regatta is set to be not just the biggest, but the best yet. Generous sponsorship from the Kwinana Industries Council and the City of Rockingham underpins this regatta, which also has solid support from members the sailing industry and local business. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – Ice gates and getting south By Henry Bomby, , 12:38 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - The big news of yesterday was the introduction of an ice gate by Race Director Jack Lloyd. Designed to take away the temptation for the teams to dive deep south in the search for better pressure and a better angle to Cape Town. The Ice Gate is placed at 42 deg South between 20W and 10W, seen on the screenshot below. ...
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