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2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - ABRW wins major award By Heidi Walton, , 3:37 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - Whitsunday Sailing Club is thrilled after winning the Major Festivals and Events category for Airlie Beach Race Week at the 2014 Whitsunday Tourism Awards. ...
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PIC Coastal Classic: TeamVodafoneSailing smashes course record *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:13 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
As predicted in last night's preview in Sail-World, the ORMA 60 TeamVodafone Sailing has set a new course record for the 119nm course in the PIC Coastal Classic. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Canfield and Williams first into Quarter Finals By Talbot Wilson, , 9:08 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One, top seed in Group 2, is the first skipper to qualify for the Quarter Finals in the 2014 Argo Group Cup. Canfield lost his first match in day one of racing against Chris Poole (USA) Riptide Racing. Since then the number two skipper on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour has sailed to seven straight points. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Waiting game continues on day 6 By Chris Yates, , 8:07 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The forecast for day six at the La Torche PWA Grand Slam offered a slight possibility of producing some racing, but unfortunately the wind never really materialised meaning the sailors spent another day on hold. Throughout the day there were gusts of up to 10 knots, but the wind failed to improve beyond that. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Anything can happen in the Doldrums By Corinna Halloran, , 6:27 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 12 onboard Team SCA. This morning the boat was so quiet you could hear a pin drop, shortly after sun up we were hooning along in 20kts in a torrential downpour, by late afternoon we were sailing backwards, and who knows what tonight will bring. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing first to exit the Doldrums By Jonno Turner, , 6:10 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The push and shove of 12 knots of Atlantic breeze – things are looking up in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, things are looking up. First in the fleet, and out of the Doldrums, they’re heading fast towards the Equator, trade winds blowing gusts of encouragement around their ears. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Luna Sea 100th entry for 628 nautical mile race By Di Pearson, RSHYR media, , 4:05 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
With only nine days remaining until the close of entries, one of the smallest, most audacious and memorable yachts in the history of the CYCA’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, appropriately became the 100th entry. A mere 10.5 metres, James Cameron’s Hick 35, Luna Sea, will again do duty as one of the pintsized yachts in fleet for the 70th edition of the 628 nautical mile race. ...
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America's Cup: Airbus and Oracle Team USA forge technology partnership By Oracle Team USA, , 3:00 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Airbus and Oracle Team USA have forged a technology partnership. As Official Innovation Partner of Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup, Airbus will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation and simulation, composites, structures, hydraulics and data analysis to work with the Oracle Team USA design team. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Another dramatic day By KPMS, , 2:51 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Thursday has proved another dramatic day in the story of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. While yesterday (Wednesday) was a day of seamanship and survival as yachts battled storm force winds, it was also a day of arrivals as the same winds pushed competitors to the finish. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie confirmed as overall winner By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 2:19 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The Royal Malta Yacht Club has been a hive of activity both day and night, welcoming back yachts taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. By Midday on Day Six 34 yachts have finished the race and 25 yachts have retired. Each and every sailor that has taken part, including those that are still out there, has a story to tell for years to come. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Near perfect start for GAC Pindar By Talbot Wilson, , 2:04 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar made a near perfect start to in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda yesterday. The British skipper who stands top of the the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and is second in the ISAF rankings, goes into today's remaining round robin flights leading group 1. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A nightmare for sailors By Team Brunel, , 1:36 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team Brunel. 'At this rate, it will take a century before we get to Cape Town,' sighs Jens Dolmer, standing on the bow. He is trying in vain to push the flapping foresail outwards. There is hardly a breath of wind. In the distance, the sun is sinking into the ocean. ...
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Groupama Race 2014 - 3 days 18 hours 54 min and 6 sec - It's great! By Groupama Race, , 11:43 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Groupama Race 2014 - The New Zealand yacht 'Crusader' shattered the race record by 4h 26m to take first place. Third place went to 'Mange Mieux Bouge Plus', a Sydney 38. The skipper of 'Mange Mieux' is keeping a close eye on his watch - later on this evening he'll know whether he has carried off the handicap trophy too, or not. ...
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Vistra Hobie Asian Championship - World’s best catamaran sailors race By Peter Frauchiger, Hong Kong , 11:30 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Vistra Hobie Asian Championship - Many top international catamaran sailors competed in the Vistra Hobie Asian Championship (HAC) 2014 held on 18 -19 October in Hong Kong in strong winds that often exceeded 20 knots. ...
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ACT Optimist Championship - Set off this weekend in Canberra By Matt Owen, Canberra , 10:44 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Over 80 of Australia’s next sailing champions will take part in the Capital Insurance Brokers ACT Optimist Championship on Lake Burley Griffin 15th and 16th October. The regatta will cater for all types of sailing from open and silver to kids learning the ropes in the Green fleet. ...
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The 2014 Severne Starboard Aloha Classic is coming... By American Windsurfing Tour, , 10:33 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Over 100 riders from more than 20 different countries have already registered and over the two weeks will compete against each other in the pro, amateur, master, grand master, youth and women's fleets for the honor of becoming the Aloha Classic Champions. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Artie's heroic return By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 8:37 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
After probably the toughest 24 hours in the 46 year history of the race, Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie finished the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 00h 45m 5s in an elapsed time of 4Days 13hours 35mins and 05secs. ...
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2015 RL24 National Championship - Legging it to RQYS By Lisa Ratcliff, , 6:51 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 RL24 National Championship - More than four decades ago a keen yachtsman and professional boat builder from Queensland named Rob Legg began toying with the notion of a new concept in sailing craft. Rob wanted a boat that slept at least four, was fast, safe and exciting to sail, was simple to rig and handle and yet could be trailed easily behind the average family car. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chasing down the leaders on the last day to Fernando *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:29 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
As of the 2140UTC report on Day 10 of the first Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the placings on the water on the water had not changed during the day, but the distances between the boats had reduced. The two easternmost boats, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing continued to lead but is only 4nm ahead of Team Brunel with about 600nm to sail to the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha 220nm off the coast of Brazil. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Slender lead for Marek Stańczyk By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 2:00 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Despite the best efforts of Tropical Storm Fay and then Hurricane Gonzalo, the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set sail on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour today, albeit postponed by 24 hours. ...
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Ben Ainslie Racing foiling on the Solent + Video *Feature By Sarah Alexander, , 9:47 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Today, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) took to the water for the first time from their temporary base in Southampton, sailing their foiling AC45. The boat originally raced under BAR colours during the America’s Cup World Series in 2012-13, and has subsequently been modified to fly on hydrofoils. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A day of rest for wave sailors By Chris Yates, , 9:02 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The calm weather returned on day five of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam as the wave sailors recovered from yesterday’s punishing, but brilliant, conditions. After a chilly start, with the thermometer reading just five degrees celsius, the temperature soon rose with the appearance of the sun, making for another stunning autumn day. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - A day of reckoning for the fleet By KPMS, , 6:37 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Day five of the Rolex Middle Sea Race has proved a day of reckoning for the competing fleet. The forecast strong northwesterly wind has arrived and consistently blown over 25 knots with gusts exceeding 40 knots. The effect has been to catapult the previously slow moving yachts towards the finish line in Malta. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Playing the Doldrums lottery By Agathe Armand, , 5:58 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
A day and a night of uncertainty - later, the Doldrums will come to an end for the Volvo Ocean Race teams. By tomorrow morning, the fleet should be sailing safely in the southeasterly trade winds. So – who won this equatorial lottery? What was the best place to cross this convergence zone, where two hemispheres and two weather systems collide? ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team takes on the Doldrums By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:07 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Known for erratic light airs alternating with sudden gusts that can last a minute or an hour from the giant unstable vertical clouds, the Doldrums (aka more officially the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) are the unavoidable low-point of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race for the determined men on Dongfeng. ...
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