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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Waves continue to pound on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 1:22 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Day two of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam saw the glorious golden sunshine continue together with the waves, but unfortunately the wind remained absent again. To keep the crowds entertained Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde) and birthday boy - Antoine Martin (JP / NeilPryde) - attempted a bit of wave tow-in with varying degrees of success, as Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) took control of the jet ski. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng consolidates lead on Day 8 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:51 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
After cutting between the Cape Verde islands, separating from the rest of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, Chinese entry, Dongfeng gained an initial significant lead, which they are in the process of consolidating. One routing option for the then race leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, gave the team the option of cutting inside the island group, they are close to the optimum course for Fernando off Brazil ...
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RS:X Youth World Championships - All set for Clearwater action By RS:X Olympic Windsurfing Class Association, , 7:18 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Mild, breezy weather, temperate Gulf of Mexico waters and wide bands of sugar white sand - this is the place where 2014 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship racing is about to start. 'Clearwater Beach is the perfect spot to play host to the young windsurfers gathering here from around the world for international competition', says Frank Chivas. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Slow road north By KPMS, , 5:31 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
The first 24 hours of the Rolex Middle Sea Race has seen the fleet progress slowly up the eastern seaboard of Sicily towards the Strait of Messina. By 16.00 on day two, a mere ten per cent of the competition had passed through the Strait and started the leg to Stromboli, where they will turn west towards the Egadi Islands. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Dongfeng Race Team - A risky call By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:09 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - If only it were that easy. Amazingly we did manage to replace the rudder and regain first position amongst the fleet however just hours afterwards, navigator Pascal Bidégorry was faced with an important strategic decision. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Escaping the shroud of Mount Etna By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 4:02 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Ian Moore, navigator on Cookson 50, Mascalzone Latino, is no stranger to the Rolex Middle Sea Race, this is his fourth and Ian was part of the winning crew on Bryon Ehrhart's TP52, Lucky in 2010. Ian describes the tactical nuances of the first night at sea. ...
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Farr 40 Worlds: Day 4 Image and Video gallery *Feature By John Navas, , 12:51 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Top videographer and photographer, John Navas, was on the water for the final day of the Farr 40 Worlds being sailed on San Francisco. ...
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Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy By Frank Quealey, , 11:56 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
The brilliant conditions of last week’s opening race of the season were duplicated today when the Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy race was sailed in a 20–knot North East wind on Sydney Harbour. Current JJ Giltinan champion Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage showed why they are the world’s best team. ...
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OneSails success in the Audi China Coast Cup 2014 By OneSails, , 11:21 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
It all started with a conversation between RHKYC Rear Commodore Antony Day and Onesails NZ’s Gray Gibson, and lead to the charter of the Mills 40 Mandrake 2 for the 2014 China Coast Cup in Hong Kong. The budget allowed for the addition of one sail for the regatta, and it soon became clear that a new jib was a priority. 'We had three weeks to get a new 4T Membrane made in Italy, and then shipped ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leader gambles on Island windshadow By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:11 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet has finally left the West African Coast. They are now in the trade winds, making the westerly course across the Atlantic Ocean to FernandoThey will find the Cape Verde Islands in the way and that will cause some issues of navigation. ...
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2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Alex Roepers a new winner By KPMS, , 6:53 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - 'It has been a long time coming. I entered the class seven years ago and this is the seventh world championship I’ve participated in,' said a delighted Roepers. 'To win it finally is a dream come true. It feels incredible, I couldn't be happier. ...
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2014 Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Final day video highlights By ISAF, , 6:16 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - It was a light wind, big wave finish at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the medallists were decided across the six fleets competing on the waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. ...
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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Bronze Medal for Tom Burton By Cora Zillich, , 3:38 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Australian Sailing Team’s Tom Burton (NSW) finished third in the Laser fleet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Qingdao (14-18 October), China in Saturday’s medal race. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Massive swell on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 1:37 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
The opening day of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam promised so much, with big waves and strong winds, between 20-30 knots forecast, but that isn’t quite how the day played out. Whilst, the swell was still evident - with over mast high sets rolling into the Bay of Audierne throughout the day - unfortunately the expected winds never arrived. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Al's Ocean Cafe By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 10:59 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin - (from Ireland, where else?) gives a quick tour of his below decks domain aboard Team Vestas Wind. As On Board Reporter, he gets to run the cafe aboard the Swedish flagged round the world racer. You don't need to have a sense of humour to sail aboard, but it certainly helps. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup survives Hurricane Gonzalo By Talbot Wilson, , 9:38 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club has announced that the Argo Group Gold Cup is still set to sail, albeit on a compressed schedule, starting Wednesday, October 22. Using the one-day-delay plan announced last Wednesday, the Argo Group Gold Cup will be compressed to five days of racing and organizers will take advantage of the fine weather expected after Gonzalo. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng regains lead after incident packed Day 7 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:37 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
The Chinese flagged entry, Dongfeng Race Team has regained the lead at the end of Day 7 in the Volvo Ocean Race. Course routing from Predictwind shows that the race leader is just five days away from the turning point of Fernanado, Brazil. Includes latest 'Inside Track' video ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dramatic video of Dongfeng rudder replacement By Sail-World, , 8:33 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
Uncut video of Dongfeng Race Team replacing their rudder at night, after collision with an underwater object while leading Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. What makes the change even more remarkable was that it was undertaken at night. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica bounces back By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 3:47 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Seven onboard Team Alvimedica. There’s nothing like filling the void of a difficult day with some trade wind sailing. Yesterday was a tough one: we came out on the losing end of quite a few gambles and fell far off the lead pack, but the boys have bounced back well and the mood on deck in these near-perfect conditions has returned to one of humor and laughs. ...
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2014 Beneteau Vicsail NSW State Sabot Sailing Championships - Day 1 By Greg Larkings, Lane Cove , 3:39 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Beneteau Vicsail NSW State Sabot Sailing Championships - Glorious weather on the Lane Cove River saw a clean 1pm start to the Mink Pink Dash for Cash which saw over 50 Sabots race for a large cash pot sponsored by Mink Pink Clothing. The Dash for Cash is a scratch sprint race which gets all competitors out to the States race course on Sydney Harbour. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA expecting the expected + Video By Corinna Halloran, , 3:32 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Seven onboard Team SCA. There's an age old saying: expect the unexpected. It pretty much sums up offshore sailing. However, there is also a degree of dealing with the expected. And there is a slight dance to be had-- to not be too shocked by either spectrum of a situation, and to handle all events with grace and control. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - New record for Mediterranean classic By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 3:19 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
Thousands of spectators lined the Valletta Waterfront to witness the start of the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race. 122 yachts started the race, a new record for the Mediterranean classic offshore race. Under blue skies and brilliant sunshine, the international fleet of yachts from 24 different countries set off on the 608 nautical mile race. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Medallists decided across six fleets By ISAF, , 2:51 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
It was a light wind, big wave finish at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the medallists were decided across the six fleets competing on the waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) had wrapped up gold in the Men’s RS:X the day prior but intriguing battles for gold across the remaining fleets played out in a tense day of competition. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Impressive turnaround for Dongfeng Race Team +Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:34 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
At 0210 UTC in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team hit an unknown object in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Africa and broke their rudder. This resulted in the team performing an emergency rudder replacement, a difficult operation in the pitch black of night, in less than two hours. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Race closer than leaderboard suggests - Leg 1, Day 6 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:47 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
Despite the leaderboard showing more spread in the fleet, the Predictwind routing function shows that the fist six boats will round Fernando within two hours of each other. Given that the boats have yet to cross through the Doldrums for the first time, indicates that the race between the seven one-designs is still wide open. ...
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