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2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3 By Tink Chambers, , 2:12 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Day three of the Rolex Big Boat Series began on a somber note for the Farr 40 class, which paid tribute to a fallen family member prior to racing. All 15 boats in the fleet flew a black flag from the backstay and before going into sequence for Race five circled sailed one-by-one past Flojito y Cooperando to show support for the team and pay respect to the memory of co-owner Bernardo Minkow ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 2 images from Sail-World.com By Sail-World.com, , 1:21 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Sail-World.com's team was on site for day two in Santander at the ISAF Sailing World Championships to capture these images. ...
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video By Luna Rossa Media, , 10:06 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
After Luna Rossa Piranha, who has been sailing since July 1st, today Luna Rossa Swordfish – the second AC45 with which the team is developing its design and training for the 35th America’s Cup – also started sailing again in Cagliari. The Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup in fact allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds - Australia qualifies for Rio Olympic Laser class By Cora Zillich, , 9:33 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The Laser - Men’s One Person Dingy and Laser Radial - Women’s One Person Dingy - fleets started the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships and concluded the qualification series after two days of racing on Saturday, 13 September local time. ...
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Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall By Warren Douglas, , 9:28 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The stage is set for a thrilling but nerve-wracking final day tomorrow of the sixth round of Extreme Sailing Series at Istanbul. It’s tight at the top but with a possible eight races, the last one scoring double points, there’s every chance the leader board could be in for a massive shakeup. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up By ISAF, , 9:03 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
With 50% of Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition spots available at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the fight for positions is tight, tense and tough. After a four race qualification series, the 23 Laser places on offer at Santander 2014 have been picked up as the fleet divides up into gold, silver and bronze packs. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander By ISAF, , 7:43 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Wind conditions proved testing for both sailors and race committees on the second day of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, with the Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X classes all enduring disruptions. The Lasers was the first class to start in Santander at the Spanish north coast. And today the RS:X class followed. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:22 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The tankers and cargo ships on one of the world’s busiest shipping channels, the Bosphorus Strait, were replaced this morning with the magnificent sight of a fleet of Extreme 40s, as traffic was shut down for a spectacular passage race right through the heart of Istanbul. ...
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Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light By The Great Cup, , 7:03 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The Mediterranean took on a different complexion for day three of GC32 foiling catamaran racing at Marseille One Design with the wind dropping below 10 knots for the first time this regatta. Three races were held this morning with the wind hovering around five knots at sea level. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander By Sail-World.com, , 6:30 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Pedro Martinez and Jesus Renedo were on the water at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander to capture these images of the leaders in Laser, Laser Radial and the RS:X classes. ...
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Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson By Sail-World.com, , 5:03 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Erik Simonson was on deck for day two of the 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series to capture these images. ...
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Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks By 52 Super Series, , 3:08 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The home straight of the 2014 Barclays 52 Super Series is in sight. The Zenith Royal Cup Marina Ibiza commences Wednesday 17th September and will see eight 52s from eight different nations competing at a less well known venue, one which promises to reveal tricky race tracks with a broad range of different racing conditions expected. ...
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Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead By Tink Chambers, San Francisco , 2:34 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Two of the longest-tenured and most popular owners in the Farr 40 class enjoyed tremendous success on the water during the second day of the Rolex Big Boat Series and made significant moves in the standings as a result. Santa Barbara skipper John Demourkas and his crew aboard Groovederci jumped from fourth to second in the overall standings with a pair of runner-up finishes on Friday. ...
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Brisbane Boat Show - Opens with great attractions and innovations By John Daffy, Brisbane , 2:15 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - The Brisbane Boat Show has opened with a great public response to the huge range of new boats, engines and equipment being displayed; show innovations including trailer reversing clinics and the opportunity for the public to vote on marine matters they consider important, as well as some clear messages for governments and authorities. ...
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2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins By Bryan Reginald CHAN, Marina Bay , 1:20 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Marina Bay, arguably one of the most scenic urban spots that Singapore has to offer, will soon play host to some of the top student sailors from around the region, as they come together again for the third edition of the Asia Pacific Student Cup ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here By Sail-World, , 10:47 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Catch all the action from Day 3 - Live - of the Extreme Sailing Series, Istanbul ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away By Agathe Armand, , 9:12 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Today was the start of Leg 0, a practice race from Alicante to Majorca and back, a rehearsal before the real deal starts in October – and I’m chatting with Dongfeng Race Team’s Onboard Reporter, Yann Riou. There was noise, there was music, and there were goodbyes. I’ve worked for this race for a while, I’ve seen a lot of Volvo boats leave the dock, and it always moves me. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect By Jonno Turner, , 8:54 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
There were a few signs that this wasn’t the real start of the Volvo Ocean Race. At just 400 nautical miles, this weekend jaunt to Majorca and back might pale into insignificance at the side of some of the marathon slogs of the real race. But ask the sailors, and they’ll tell you that it’s anything but insignificant. ...
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2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4 By Jan Harley, , 5:53 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Narragansett Bay was the setting for the penultimate day of racing at the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen as the New York Yacht Club Race Committee worked to get the competitors racing before the northerly breeze died. In roughly 10 knots of breeze, two races – one each for the gold and silver fleets – were run before the breeze ultimately ran out. ...
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2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Australian crews climbing Farr 40 ladder By Peter Campbell, , 5:21 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Australia’s two Farr 40 yachts contesting the hotly-contested Farr 40 one-design class at St Francis Yacht Club’s 50th Rolex Big Boat Series have each moved up one place overall, Voodoo Chile to fourth and Estate Master to sixth, after day two of the regatta. ...
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Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective By Barby MacGowan, , 4:22 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
There is one person who can tell the full story of the Rolex Big Boat Series, in amazing detail, starting from its humble beginnings. It is the man whose idea it was to start it back in the 1960s: St. Francis Yacht Club’s Staff Commodore (1975) Robert C. Keefe, who at the age of 84 has been a member for 65 years and remembers the early days of the then-called St. Francis Perpetual Trophy Series ...
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Marine Rescue volunteers in two searches on NSW northern waters By Ken McManus, , 3:47 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Evans Head and Port Macquarie were called in today to assist in two searches off the NSW coast. ...
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2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 By Tink Chambers, , 3:12 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two of the longest-tenured and most popular owners in the Farr 40 class enjoyed tremendous success on the water during the second day of the Rolex Big Boat Series and made significant moves in the standings as a result. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 2:02 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
An empty Race Village. The odd laugh and joke between rival sailors. A few necessary pre-race emergency procedures to be tested and tightened-up. There were a few signs that this wasn’t the real start of the Volvo Ocean Race. At just 400 nautical miles, this weekend jaunt to Majorca and back might pale into insignificance at the side of some of the marathon slogs of the real race. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2 By Sarah Alexander, , 9:25 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
At Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series it was another series of physically demanding and challenging races for J.P. Morgan BAR, after a gusty breeze developed on a hot day two in Istanbul. The early, light conditions delayed the start, but the wind picked up quickly when it came, and the team went on to claim the first race win of the day, their first of the event. ...
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