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Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery By Juerg Kaufmann, , 11:49 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue. Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
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America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:00 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The City of Alameda has made a late play for the Venue hosting for the 35th America's Cup, with the release of a letter from the Mayor, Marie Gilmore. The letter appears to be an initiative from the City's America's Cup Committee, formed in the run-up to the 34th America's Cup to maximise benefits of that event for the City and Alameda district. ...
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U13 O'pen Bic World Championship - Jack Challands wins By Simon Dubbin, Melbourne , 9:26 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 BIC World O'pen Cup - Junior sailor Jack Challands from Sandringham/Parkdale YC in Victoria took out the U13 O'pen Bic World Titles in Travemunde ,Germany. Jack sailed the last race of the series knowing a good result would ensure it was his. ...
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Gold Coast Broadwater no closer to welcoming supermaxis *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 3:44 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The arrival of some of the world’s fastest and largest yachts at the end of this year’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race was another disappointment for those hoping to see the super maxis grace the Broadwater. ...
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Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge By Phuket Race Week, , 3:08 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Sailors are known to relish a challenge, whether it be a round-the-world passage or a crossing in high seas, or in the case of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek this year, getting in a series of racing with just three days of breeze. The Race Management did it. The sailors did it. And another great Raceweek was brought to a close. ...
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2014 Magnetic Island Race Week Cruising North - One for Poppy? *Feature By John Curnow, , 2:56 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Ordinarily, you’d think this was a tribute to dear ol’ Grandpa or a call to arms when preparing for racing. In a way, this is a bit of both. We’re paying homage to all those owners and crew who make the great migration, just like the whales, as well as a motivational speech for all the crews sailing to Far North Queensland. ...
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2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Four remain at sea By Jennifer Crooks, , 2:55 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Four yachts remain at sea in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race this morning, with the last one expected to cross the Main Beach, Southport line shortly after 3.00pm today. ...
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Sydney International Boat Show - all systems go! By BIA NSW, , 2:17 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Visitors to the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show, and there could be more than 60,000 of them, will be treated to a stunning array of new vessels being unveiled for the very first time on the world stage. ...
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Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes By Rupert Holmes, , 10:25 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day of the inaugural Etchells Invitational Cup delivered plenty of sun, but variable winds that tested the 20 teams from 11 countries that are gathered in Cowes. While it was a day that saw plenty of place changing throughout the fleet, three clear low-scoring leaders have emerged. ...
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Sponsorship extended for Jonathan Temple and Richard Jones By Michelle Bathgate, , 10:11 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Specialist Mergers and Acquisitions Firm Lincoln Crowne & Company today announced that it has entered an agreement to extend its long standing sponsorship commitment to the 12 foot Skiff crew of Jonathan Temple and Richard Jones. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 8:12 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned with a vengeance on day four of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 25-35 knots howled across Sotavento to produce the most exhilarating racing of the year. ...
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Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event By ISAF, , 4:51 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will take place from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. With 324 athletes from 34 nations, racing in 215 boats, it is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014 By ISAF, , 4:20 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014 have been released. World number two pair Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) applied some pressure to world number one pair Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) after they took European gold on their home waters. ...
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29er World Championship - All set in Kingston By Sail Canada, , 3:11 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The CORK facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Canada will play host to 102 teams representing 14 nations for the 2014 29er World Championship. Participants will include 10 ISAF Youth World teams fresh from Tavira, Portugal including gold medalists Brice Yriex and Loic Fischer-Guillou (FRA) and silver medalist crew Riley Gibbs (USA). ...
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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Hayne’s Celestial victorious By Di Pearson, CYCA Media, , 1:24 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Sam Hayne’s Celestial has been declared winner of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race this afternoon. When told of his win, Haynes, representing the CYCA in Sydney said: 'It’s fantastic – what a great race to win – it’s a marquee event. It’s great to win the first race of the CYCA’s Blue Water Pointscore.' ...
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ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet By ORC Media, , 12:55 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Organizers from Kieler Yacht-Club and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that a third course area will be opened for competition when racing starts for the 2014 ORC World Championship on Monday, August 4th, and continues through Saturday, August 9th. ...
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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht: Twenty-one yachts home By Di Pearson, CYCA Media, , 12:24 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
A mere 21 yachts have crossed the finish line of the 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA), and with one retired, 33 are still racing. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 11:40 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
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Record fleet for Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 11:11 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
For the first time in the coastal classic’s history RQYS has relaxed the requirement for every yacht to carry an HF radio, an expensive addition for owners who rarely race Category 2 events. The club is offering competitors the option of using a Satellite phone hardwired with a fixed external antennae rather than HF radio, stripping up to $3,000 off the cost of mandatory safety gear. ...
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Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014 By ISAF, , 10:22 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Everybody was nervous in the morning as they waited for the wind to fill in. The wind was too light to start racing the important final matches. Only after 1pm the postponement was lowered and the regatta was ready to continue. ...
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Teens cut their teeth in Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race By Di Pearson, CYCA Media, , 9:23 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Youngest of the ‘first time’ offshore racers is Will Haynes, the 16 year-old son of Sam Haynes, who owns and skippers CYCA entry, Celestial. This morning, the Rogers 46 is likely to be declared the overall winner of the race. ...
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Accommodation options! By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 9:17 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Quarterdeck – Now available after a last minute cancellation! This is a fantastic four bedroom villa that sleeps up to 12 people and includes two x buggies plus a private pool. ...
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Queensland's Season of Sailing ring master talks the winter program By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba , 8:56 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2014 - Denis Thompson is the ring master of Australia’s east coast winter keelboat and multihull racing circuit that started on the weekend with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. ...
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29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park By Marianne Davis, , 8:52 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ceremonies will be held at confederation Basin Park in downtown Kingston (across from Town Hall) and begin at 1815. Kingston’s own world champion Town Crier will lead the parade of 200 athletes form 14 countries. Kingston’s Honorable Mayor Mark Gerretsen and the 29er World Council Vice President Blake Macdiarmid will welcome all participants. ...
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Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week - Sets new event record By Heidi Walton, , 4:39 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 has made history after breaking the record number of entries with more expected to come in this week. ...
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