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Volvo Ocean Race - Last day drag race to Sanya By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 12:58 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race. The northerly drag race continues, with the stable light wind forecast to drop slightly. The boats have all remained in position, if anything cementing their places with gaps between them increasing slightly through the night. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Australia Day onboard Team SCA By Corinna Halloran, , 12:44 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Stacey Jackson is very excited about today. No, it’s not because today is the final full day at sea. And it’s not because we’ve finished our ‘Great Vietnamese Tack-Off.’ Nope, Stacey Jackson is very excited because it’s Australia Day. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Tense onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing By Matt Knighton, , 12:34 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Sailing in a straight line was never supposed to be as tense as this. We’ve been pointing at Sanya for almost a day now and fortunately, Alvimedica, MAPFRE, and Brunel far enough back to not be in AIS range anymore. The problem is they’re not in AIS range anymore. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Dongfeng Race Team pushing hard! By Jack Bouttell, , 12:29 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - After what can only be described as a frustrating few days of wind and current conditions in the Malacca Strait, the shipping lanes we had to pass were a bit more entertaining as it was upwind which meant some tacking. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Live video feed By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:58 AM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
Tune in here to see the finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean race in Sanya. Will sailing history be made? Can Dongfeng become the first Chinese flagged yacht to win a Leg in a Round the World Race? ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Countdown begins By ISAF, , 2:31 AM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Bigger than ever in 2015, with an atmosphere crackling with adrenaline, the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, was ground zero on Sunday as competitors from 63 countries made their final preparations. ...
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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta and Lakefest - Just weeks away By Mel Steiner, , 1:58 AM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Heaven Can Wait Regatta - Yes, only a few weeks to go before the 2015 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta – the biggest mixed fleet regatta on Lake Macquarie and the only 24 hour overnight round the cans race in Australia. ...
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2015 Festival of Sails -Heavy conditions challenge racers By Lisa Ratcliff, , 1:37 AM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Festival of Sails - Race officer on the outer harbour Rating Series course, Greg Sinclair, declared today’s conditions the heaviest he’s seen in all the Festival of Sails regattas. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Donfeng set to create a piece of sailing history By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:19 PM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
The Chinese entry Dong looks set to create sailing sailing history when she finishes first on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Sanya in two days time. Includes video Currently Dongfeng is 250 nm to the finish line in Sanya and the chasing pack with ADOR ahead in second place 55+ nm behind the Chinese team. ...
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Barcelona World Race - First of the iconic Great Capes has been passed By Barcelona World Race, , 5:59 PM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
The first of the iconic Great Capes has been passed in the Barcelona World Race with Cheminées Poujoulat rounding the Cape of Good Hope earlier this morning. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed 20°E around 400 miles south of Cape Agulhas – the southernmost tip of Africa – at 0935am (UTC) today and have begun the Indian Ocean leg of their race around Antarctica. ...
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Classic 18fters racing on Sydney Harbour By Sail-World, , 12:27 PM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
The Classic 18fters were racing again on Saturday on Sydney harbour. Michael Chittenden caught the action from a shore vantage point. ...
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2015 Festival of Sails - Dominos fall as cruising results are decided By Laura McKee, , 10:04 AM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Festival of Sails - The cruising and multihull divisions provided the best action shots from the penultimate day of racing at the Festival of Sails presented by Rex Gorell Land Rover. ...
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2015 Festival of Sails - Wipe-outs and more By Festival of Sails, , 9:23 AM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Festival of Sails - Conditions were hectic for the Festival of Sails fleet due to a howling west sou’west breeze gusting to 28 knots inshore and 33 offshore that whipped up Corio Bay and put the acid test on boat handling skills. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Can Dongfeng still hang on for a Sanya win?? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 8:13 AM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
When race leader Dongfeng rounded Singapore 60+ nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack, it looked like the final 1200 miles of Leg three would be a procession but over the last day, the Volvo Ocean race leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya China appears to have tightened incredibly. ...
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122 year old yacht to contest 179th Australia Day Regatta By Peter Campbell, , 6:34 AM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
One of Australia’s oldest racing yachts, the gaff cutter Kelpie, built 122 years ago, tomorrow (January 26) will contest the world’s oldest continuously conducted regatta, the 179th Australia Day Regatta on Sydney Harbour. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Taking advantage By Barcelona World Race, , 3:24 AM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - The first of the Great Capes is fast-approaching, with the leading boats in the Barcelona World Race expected to pass the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of South Africa tomorrow. As they pass 20°E, the Atlantic Ocean will deliver its verdict – did Cheminées Poujoulat’s east-bound track or Neutrogena’s southerly gamble pay off? ...
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2015 Festival of Sails - Colourful cruisers light up Corio Bay By Laura McKee, , 2:58 AM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
The enormous cruising fleet that makes up 65% of the total number of entries at the 173rd Festival of Sails made the most of the fluky winds and another stunning summer’s day at Geelong on their penultimate day of competition. ...
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SB20 Tasmanian and Australian Champs - Attracting past champions By Peter Campbell, , 1:53 AM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
Three former Australian champions, two of them past Olympic sailors, are expected to contest the Tasmanian and National championships for the SB20 one-design sports boat class to be sailed on Hobart’s River Derwent in early March. ...
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2015 Festival of Sails - Superb finish to Super Saturday By Lisa Ratcliff, , 2:29 PM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
Super Saturday at the Festival of Sails took every race official and volunteer in charge of marks and mark boats out on Corio Bay and the outer harbour. ...
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20 Nations head for 2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 2:06 PM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
The 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has already attracted entries from 20 different countries: Antigua, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia, St.Maarten, Uruguay, USA and the US Virgin Islands. ...
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The Mobium Group 2015 Windsurfer One Design Australian Championships By Robert Howard, Rye, Victoria , 1:06 PM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
Congratulations to all team New South Wales men & women sailors who took part in the Australian Championships last week at the Rye Yacht Club in Victoria. Other than in the freestyle event which Scott Buckingham from Victoria won, the New South Wales men and women placed first overall in the following disciplines: Course racing, Marathon and Slalom. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 500 miles to go By Dongfeng Race Team, , 12:56 PM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
The world is watching. Can Dongfeng Race Team hold onto their 57 nautical miles lead to China for what will essentially be the ultimate home victory? Or will another team get desperate and make a bold decision that could cost Dongfeng their win? ...
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2015 Australian Match Racing Championship - Winner announced By Bernie Kaaks, , 4:30 AM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Australian Match Racing Championships - In a five race series that was full of drama and interest, Matt Jerwood overcame the experience of Evan Walker to claim his first national match racing title with a three-nil score line. ...
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2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Fantastic finish By Bill Wagner, , 4:13 AM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
Most of the marque classes at Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 came down to the last day of the regatta, which delivered the toughest conditions of the week. Howling winds and rough seas challenging the competitors on Friday, forcing the top contenders to raise their game in order to claim overall victory. ...
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Barcelona World Race: Weather beacons launched midrace By Barcelona World Race, , 3:47 AM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Sport met science today on the Barcelona World Race when the pairs of skippers took the first opportunity to deploy their data monitoring Argo beacon which was given to them in Bareclona prior to the start. ...
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