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Dutch Match Cup - Team Gilmour in Lelystad By Team Gilmour, , 9:02 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
This week the World Match Racing Tour has moved to Lelystad in The Netherlands for the fifth stage. This is the first time this event has been run and all the teams are excited to spend a week here. We will be sailing the MaxFun 25's, which are a light sporty boat with a large Asymmetric spinnaker. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:05 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Images from Team Vestas Wind, winner of the Leg Zero on the Volvo Ocean Race as she gears up for the In Port race in Alicante, Spain on October 4. Leg 1 is due to start a week later on October 11, heading for Cape Town. The last minute entry still has a lot of work ahead in boat preparation and logistics. ...
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Bart’s Bash sets new Guinness World Record as the Largest Sailing Race By Irene Corosu, London , 6:14 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation which took place on 21st September, has set the new Guinness World Record for the Largest Sailing Race (24 hours). ...
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Dutch Match Cup - The race to master a new challenge + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:58 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Twelve teams are preparing to start racing at the inaugural Dutch Match Cup, the latest addition to the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). With the contest due to begin on Wednesday, today the sailors are making the most of practice in the Maxfun25 keelboats in Lelystad, less than an hour’s drive from Amsterdam. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Deadline for entries fast approaching By RMSR Race Committee, , 5:05 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The Organising Authority of the Rolex Middle Sea Race wishes to remind entrants to the race for 2014 that according to the Notice of Race entries must be submitted and completed by the payment of the entry fee and the submission of the required documentation by the October 3rd. ...
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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship: Fleet ready for San Francisco racing By KPMS, , 4:27 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship will be held in San Francisco, California next month (15-18 October). More than 20 yachts are expected to take part in the defining juncture of the Farr 40 racing season: a competition noted for its fierce level of competition and close racing, where success is characterized by consistency, precision and teamwork. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Final checks and finishing touches + Video By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:56 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard, shore crews are going through the final checks and putting the finishing touches to the seven new one-design boats. In the 1200m2 facility, specifically built for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, the teams are racing against the clock to complete their check-ups and repairs - which must be made before the Alicante In-Port Race on October 4th. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014 By ISAF, , 2:02 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014 have been released. 2014 World Champion Giles Scott (GBR) rockets to the top of the Finn rankings and finally counts scores from the maximum six regattas. Previously ranked at World #14 he adds the maximum 200 points to his total and tallies a perfect line up of first place finishes to keep Sweden's Bjorn Allansson at bay at World #2. ...
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Dinghy Sailing Instructor/Coach wanted for Canberra Yacht Club By Matt Owen, Canberra , 1:34 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The Canberra Yacht Club is looking for a Dinghy Sailing Instructor/Coach in its very busy Sailing School. The CYC Sailing School is the fourth largest centre in Australia training over 1,000 kids and adults from Opti learn to sail to HP coaching. ...
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SA marinas and yacht clubs to open their gates on SA Marina Day By Laura Turner, South Australia , 10:46 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
South Australian marinas and yacht clubs are planning a full day of predominantly free on-water and land based events on Sunday 12th October for people to experience the boating lifestyle first-hand and learn how easy it is to get involved. ...
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Bart's Bash - Sailing legend and crew from world's longest yacht race By Amy Martindale, , 10:02 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Over 130 former Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew and skippers spanning nine race editions over 19 years were joined by renowned yachtsman and Clipper Race chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on the 24.8 mile course from Gosport on the South Coast, specially created for the Bart’s Bash event. ...
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Learning to Fly: A test ride on Stratis, the foiling SL33 By Ben Gladwell, Boating NZ, , 10:01 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
They told me to wear a wetsuit and booties. What they should have said was: 'Wear a full diving bell with chain mail gloves. And chest armour. You are going to be riding a raging bull that flies above - and sometimes under - the water at thirty-five knots. And all you have to hang on to is a bit of netting.' ...
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BRIG Navigator 700 – big boat for your buck By Sirocco Marine, , 8:06 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Making its debut at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo, the BRIG Navigator 700 is 7-metres of versatility and durability, with room for 11 people in comfort – 12 in the twin engine version. ...
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2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Video highlights By Rob Mundle, , 4:29 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Highlights of all the sailing, sun and fun from Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014. ...
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LJ Hooker Queensland Etchells Championship – Great therapy… *Feature By John Curnow, , 4:11 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Sailing is more than a sport. Quite literally, it is more than a pastime, too. It certainly is a passion, but maybe, just maybe, it can best be described as therapy. Stresses seem to disappear around boats and the ones that arrive as a result of being close to a vessel do appear to get solved somewhat smartly, due mainly to the captive audience nature of the people around. ...
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J/24 Worlds - Opening day leaves two teams tied on points for lead By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:13 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/24 World Championship - Newport, Rhode Island welcomed 70 teams from around the globe with wind and waves on the first of five days at the 2014 J/24 World Championship. The top of the fleet saw some familiar names but also some fresher faces. Mark Hillman’s Sokokumaru (USA) and Vernon Robert’s Gringa DC (Chile) are tied at five points, with Hillman having the first-place advantage thanks to ...
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Final round of KiteFoil GoldCup to take place in Townsville By Sail-World.com/John Byrne, , 9:50 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The third and final round of the KiteFoil GoldCup starts in Townsville this Friday. The event is set to run from 25 September to the October 1st. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Suited, booted and ready for the start By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:11 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
With our hearts in our mouths we countdown the days until Charles Caudrelier and his men on Dongfeng are suited and booted ready for the start day of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team is ready to take on some of the best sailors our generation has ever seen. ...
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Join us on Boating Safety Day on 28 September By Roads and Maritime Services, , 3:27 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Boating Safety Day is a free community event for the whole family. Join us across NSW on Sunday 28 September, between 10am and 2pm, enjoy a range of marine activities and learn about safe and responsible boating. ...
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The game Barcelona World Race is back! By FNOB, Barcelona , 1:59 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
It's been a long wait, but the new virtual game from the Barcelona World Race is here and it's packed with new features. In addition to the new developments, we are looking to make even more improvements, with your help. So, how can you help? ...
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Bart’s Bash set to smash Guinness Record as biggest ever sailing event By Irene Corosu, London , 10:07 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Bart's Bash - Thousands of people from around the world took part today in Bart’s Bash, a sailing race that looks set to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Sailing Race (24 hours). Set up to remember Olympic gold medallist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson and to inspire the next generation of sailors, Bart’s Bash attracted over 18,000 participants of all ages and abilities ...
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Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week 2015 - Autumn leaves By Louay Habib, , 9:40 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
There are a number of Caribbean regattas throughout the season and one of the growing regattas is Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week. Yacht racing in Grenada dates back to the 1950s but Grenada Sailing Week was only established in 2012 and has been growing in popularity ever since. 36 yachts entered last year from France, Australia, Canada, Austria, Great Britain, Spain and Caribbean Islands. ...
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2014 Finn Gold Cup - A week in images By Robert Deaves, , 9:11 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The Finn Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious and hard to win trophies in the world of sailing and he made it look easy. Is there anyone who can challenge him over the next two years as he continues towards his Olympic dream? Santander provided a beautiful location for the championships with fantastic sailing conditions when there was enough wind. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds – Aus Sailing Team video: 49er and Nacra 17 medals By Cora Zillich, , 8:57 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
On the final day (Sunday 21 September) Olympic gold medallists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen took away a bronze medal in the 49er – Men’s Skiff class in the tightest battle of the day. Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin won the first World Championship medal for Australia in the Nacra17. ...
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Etchells Class North American Championship - Elizabeth named champion By Susan Kantor, , 3:31 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Solid winds, tight competition and good camaraderie characterized the three days of racing of the International Etchells Class North American Championship, which wrapped up with two races at the Chicago Yacht Club on Sunday. ...
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