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Last chance to win a yacht worth $250,000 By Mary Bickley, Sydney , 8:13 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Last chance to win a yacht worth $250,000 and support Sailors with disAbilities. Team Windcraft's yacht raffle in support of Sailors with disAbilities (SWD) closes very soon. The prize is a Hanse 345 yacht worth over $250,000 ready to sail away with 12 months Club Marine insurance. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:10 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The latest Volvo Ocean Race entry, Team Vestas Wind, is making good progress towards her preparation for the 40,000nm race around the world. Her initial target was to be splashed on August 21, 2014, followed by sailing trials, pull-down and two days of crew safety training. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team signs up By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:45 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - The Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad’s en masse entry for the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, December 7-14, 2014, raises the competition bar among the Olympic classes and gives aspiring sailors the chance to challenge their heroes. ...
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2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 3 By Rich Roberts, , 4:08 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Early every day at Crissy Field hundreds of San Francisco's hardiest citizens and their dogs can be found running, biking or walking briskly along the wind-swept bay, where some may even be sailing later. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits By Sail-World, , 10:12 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA sailors have spent much of 2014 competing individually at various events around the world, looking to keep their skills sharp against top-flight competition. According to the team, the results have impressive. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 9:03 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Three additional races were added to the scoreboard on Thursday, day two of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. With a substantial 14-point lead, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti is in first place overall. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 8:15 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The wind kicked in earlier than anticipated on the third day of the Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup allowing just over five hours of racing to be completed. By the end of an intense day of competition a further two races were completed as Ben Van Der Steen (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic) and Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) claimed the bullets in the men’s. ...
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America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner By Sail-World.com, , 7:27 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
America’s Cup organizers have appointed Dr. Harvey Schiller as Commercial Commissioner for the 35th America’s Cup. The role of Commercial Commissioner is new to the America’s Cup. Dr. Schiller will be responsible for supervising, managing and protecting the commercial interests of the America’s Cup. He will work closely with all of the competitors, the Regatta Director and the America’s Cup Ev ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini By Studio Borlenghi, , 6:44 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on the water for day two of the Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:54 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
It is 36 days to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 and Dongfeng Race Team have officially recruited two more Chinese sailors, the Chinese Yachting Association’s former Finn sailor, Kong Chencheng (Kong) and Liu Xue (Black). Both sailors had been selected previously, but for different reasons had pulled out of the programme. ...
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East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng By Jonno Turner, , 4:43 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race crew onboard Team Dongfeng is in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, a charming little enclave that sits a million miles from the harsh realities of the Southern Ocean. The clock has barely chimed nine, yet the foreheads of this 10-strong Dongfeng Race Team crew glisten and glimmer like the sharp, wet edges of the proud grass below their feet. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:26 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The first-ever Turkish Extreme 40 syndicate, TeamTurx, has been confirmed to compete at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 Istanbul as an invitational entry, bringing the tally of boats on the startline up to 12. The event will be further bolstered by support from co-Host Venue partners Yandex, one of Europe’s largest technology and internet companies, and Palmarina. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 3:14 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on site at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images during race 4. ...
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Hamilton Island Race Week - Beneteau leading production boat builder By Beneteau, , 10:56 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Light conditions early on during the Hamilton Island Race Week regatta had the 28 strong Beneteau fleet battling for leading positions across the Divisions. Increased breeze and better sailing conditions later in the week seemed to favour the Beneteaus as overall results improved after the lay day, with a number of Divisional wins and outstanding performances. ...
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New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record By John Reed, , 10:30 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record. ...
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Magnetic Island Race Week: great conditions forecast for regatta start By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 9:11 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The breeze is pumping and the north Queensland sun is blazing as crews competing in the eighth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week prepare for five days of hot competition starting tomorrow. Townsville’s most famous sailing son, Will Oxley, was on hand at the Competitor Briefing today to share his valuable advice to the fleet on the best way to handle the forecast perfect racing conditions. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - International fleet bound for Malta By Louay Habib, , 9:01 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The 606-mile yacht race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Starting and finishing in Malta, the route includes the deep azure waters around Sicily including the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, as well as Pantelleria and Lampedusa. One of the most stunning vistas is Stromboli, the active volcano which is a course mark. ...
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Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing By Neptune Racing, , 7:34 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Our latest event saw Neptune Racing travel to the Bayview Yacht Club, contesting for the Detroit Cup. It was tumultuous week for the team; coming out firing to be in the lead after day one, eventually qualifying fourth after two days of racing. ...
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2014 MC38 Australian Championship - Leslie Green crowned Champion By Di Pearson, , 3:43 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 MC38 Australian Championship - After playing bridesmaid at both Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and the Australian Championship last year, Sydney yachtsman Leslie Green and his Ginger crew were crowned the MC38 Australian champions for 2014, last weekend. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 3:04 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
After Garda's past rainy days and a short morning postponement ashore, the 57-strong Audi Melges 20 World Championship fleet welcomed plentiful sunshine and a nice eight - ten knots of breeze to the Lake Garda racing arena. Three races are now complete in the 10-part racing series with former Gold Cup Champion and Audi Sailing Series Champion Alessandro Rombelli aboard STIG ahead by seven points. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica By Sam Greenfield, Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:27 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Many have attempted to describe just how hard it is to sail in a Volvo Ocean Race, but what we rarely hear is how getting to the starting line can be just just as tough. Volvo Ocean race is a race within a race.We don’t often tell the stories of those who don’t make it, because, frankly, it’s not uncommon. But in the case of Lt. Chris Branning, we’ve made an exception. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 9:46 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck for day one at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 7:02 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
After teasing the competitors for the majority of the afternoon the wind finally filled in on day two of the Alacati PWA World Cup. The second elimination of both the men’s and women’s fleets were completed - in 7-18 knots - as Quentel secured his first bullet of, not only the week, but also the season, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made it two wins out of two with another fine display of sailing. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 5:08 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on the water at Fraglia Della Vela Riva to capture these images during day one of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship. ...
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IFDS World Championship overall By Kathy Large, , 2:57 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Extremely close results in two of three classes made for an dramatic finish to the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Twenty five countries were represented at the combined world championships for disabled sailors. ...
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