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RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by By RC44 Class Association, , 4:36 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The Oman RC44 Cup delivered another challenging sailing day for the fleet competing in the final event of the 2014 Championship Tour. Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Team Aqua was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA By Corinna Halloran, , 3:37 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
To summarize the last 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Race in one word: change. The weather, the water, the sails, and our bodies are all equally (and rapidly) changing. The first full day at sea, we have experienced what some trips see in a week—if they’re lucky enough. However, that said, change can also be frustrating. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The Indian Ocean spares no one! By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 3:31 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports on day three of Leg 2 for Team Brunel. Position: Fourth - Distance to Abu Dhabi: 4726. The Indian Ocean spares no one! The wind is blowing up to 28 knots from the southwest and the speedometer displays 24 knots. ...
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Viper 640 event at Lake Garda - 22-26th June 2015 By Stuart Bayliss, UK , 3:27 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
A new and exciting Viper 640 European Event in 2015 has been announced by Rondar Boats Ltd. Lake Garda is one of the great sailing venues and already there are signed up entries from the UK and Australia, with potential entries from the USA. It’s a serious sailing regatta and Italian holiday in one event! ...
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Harken Youth Match Racing: Unstable weather has caused 'frustrations' By Stephen Collopy, Newport , 3:21 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
Harken Youth International Match Racing 2014: The Kiwi teams are again on top of the leader board after day two of racing. Sam Mackay (RPNYC) and George Anyon (RNZYS) are sitting high and dry with 9 wins out of 11 races. Anyon is still proceeding to impress the field by defeating the top five seeded skippers. ...
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British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same? By Amanda Simpson, London , 10:52 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
On Monday 17 November, an impressive line-up of speakers at 13th International Sailing Summit shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, through innovation, technology and cultural changes. British Cycling has seen its membership grow by 567% since 2005. ...
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2014 Harken International Youth MR Regatta - Anyon surprises on Day 1 By Arthur Spithill, Sydney , 10:32 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Harken International Youth MR Regatta - The 22nd Harken International Youth Match Racing Regatta at RPAYC opened with a spectacular day of racing on Sydney’s Pittwater with over 100 Races completed in a lively15-18kt NE sea breeze. ...
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GC32 Racing Tour 2015 - Dates and venues By GC32 Racing Tour, , 10:08 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
GC32 Racing Tour: State-of-the-art in catamaran design, the GC32 is attracting considerable interest due to its conceptual similarity to the AC72 and AC62 foiling catamarans pioneered in the America’s Cup. However as the GC32s are smaller one designs with soft sail rigs, they provide both professional teams and private owners with the opportunity to experience airborne catamaran racing. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart winner racing for Morna Cup By Peter Campbell, , 9:51 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The Morna Cup is the second of three short ocean races conducted each season by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and has attracted more than 40 entries for tomorrow’s event. The race is also part of the Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore and has drawn boats contesting this series as well as a strong line-up of RSYS Division 1 boats. ...
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Sydney Hobart Yacht Race historical photographic exhibition at ANMM By Louise Bashford, , 5:17 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
To help celebrate the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race the Australian National Maritime Museum has honoured the CYCA by creating an intimate photographic exhibition in their Tasman Light Gallery. ...
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RMSIR 2014 – Penang to Langkawi. An espresso race By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Langkawi, Malaysia , 3:55 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
A slow start for the last coastal race of the Raja Muda is almost a tradition. ‘L’ flag and ‘follow me’ up the course until the RO finds conditions that suit. Equally almost traditional is that this is the blowiest leg of the regatta. 50nm and another straight line to the finish, except this one really is a straight line, with no sand bars or other deviant diversions. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wounded Mates to face the strait By Zoe Russell, , 3:47 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A new group of serving and former Australian soldiers will take on one of the most gruelling long ocean yacht races in the world as part of their rehabilitation and to raise awareness of the challenges facing young service men and women today. ...
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Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:02 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The revamped Bakewell-White supermaxi, Rio 100 (Manouch Moshayedi) turned in an impressive performance in the opening stages of the Yates Cup. Sailing against a variety of benchmarks which included a a Volvo 70, a Botin 80 and an ORMA 60, Rio 100 came from behind to enjoy an impressive lead over the monohulls after 90 minutes of sailing. ...
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America's Cup: Team New Zealand responds to Venue rumours *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:42 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand has responded to reports published in Bermuda and mainland USA, that Bermuda has been selected as venue for the 35th America's Cup. In a media release sent mid-afternoon, New Zealand time, Emirates Team NZ CEO Grant Dalton said in response to unconfirmed reports that Bermuda had won the right to host the 35th America’s Cup, that the team had not been told of a decision ...
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ORC reveals rule improvements for 2015 By ORC Media, , 8:43 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Amidst a 10% growth report on having issued over 9000 certificates worldwide in 2014, the recent Annual General Meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announces numerous improvements approved for use in the ORC Rules and policies for 2015. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The legend of Andrew 'Capey' Cape By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 7:09 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel. Everyone remembers his first date. At the end of the date, you would kiss if you were lucky. But if you then had another date with the same lady, carrying on from where you left off was not such a foregone conclusion. ...
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Auction to be held at Runaway Bay Marina By Marine Auctions, , 6:19 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
An auction is set to be held at Runaway Bay Marina, Gold Coast, on Saturday 22nd November. Telephone bidding is available by contacting, Jo on 0407 213 557, or email, jo@marineauctions.com.au. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for unknown territory By Corinna Halloran, , 6:06 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The start of Leg 2 offered all the wind conditions you could want. I will not lie: I was pretty nervous to begin leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Mom called it ‘Stage Fright’); I think the whole team was pretty nervous. Here we are, having confidently completed the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race—after 27 days at sea! ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' By ISAF, , 5:39 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. Some of the world’s top Men’s and Women’s 470 teams will make up the individual fleets with some excellent racing on the cards. ...
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RC44 Oman Cup - Team Nika gets a taste for the podium + Video By RC44 Class Association, , 4:12 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
After finishing third in the annual RC44 match race championships, Team Nika seem to have got a taste for the podium. It was a tough day on the water for the start of fleet racing at the RC44 Oman Cup, with many teams struggling for consistency. ...
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RMSIR 2014 – Patience is a virtue By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Penang, Malaysia , 4:07 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Today PRO Jerry Rollin earned himself a medal – for patience. The scheduled 1230h start time for the Penang Inport Races came and went, and then receded over the horizon. Sitting there with no breeze on a glass-calm sea some of us wondered whether we needed a watch or a calendar to track the passing time. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Wild Oats XI reveals new livery By Rob Mundle, , 10:58 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
While more modifications are being mooted for the champion supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI as part of her preparation for next month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, a high-profile new member of the team was revealed on Sydney Harbour today. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Wild Oats XI and Audi ready: photos By Andrea Francolini, , 9:48 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI and Audi are ready to give the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart a shot! Photos by Andrea Francolini. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa , 8:06 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The seven competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 roughly gathered at 6pm local time (1600 Zulu) in a south-easterly wind that peaked at 30-40 knots, which had the local habit of dying away to nothing in places along the shoreline in the lee of Table Mountain. The clever skippers has sought advice from Geoff Meek, a local with a mass of experience ...
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2014 Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship - Last chance to enter By Di Pearson, , 4:05 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship - Darryl Hodgkinson with his Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race champion, Victoire, is the latest to enter for Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s 37th Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) to be held on November 29 and 30, but those yet to enter should do so quickly, as entries close this Friday, 21 November, at midnight. ...
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