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Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Reno SUP Challenge begins By Chris Yates, , 9:11 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
With light winds continuing to dominate on day six of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam, the decision was made to begin the Reno SUP Challenge during the afternoon, which saw twelve teams battling it out in heats of two for a place in tomorrow’s final, to keep the crowds entertained. ...
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America's Cup: Three NZ sailors celebrated in Top 20 sports earners By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:48 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Three America's Cup sailors have been named in the top 20 sports earners, in a list published in the New Zealand Herald this week. Topping the list is Sir Russell Coutts with a claimed earnings of $13million. He is just a $1million ahead of an English Premier League player, Winston Reid, and motor racing ace, Scott Dixon. All Black captain, Ritchie McCaw is ranked #5. ...
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Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 7:16 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for day three of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these stunning images of the action. ...
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Melges 32 World Championship - Prepare for off-the-charts action By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 5:54 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Entering its sixth World Championship season, the International Melges 32 Class Association has raced at arguably every world-class venue on the globe, has seen the most respected pro and amateur sailors on its courses and most importantly, learned valuable lessons of what owners and sailors want so that the Melges 32 continues to be strongest one design grand prix sportboat on the planet. ...
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IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes - 1 October 2014 By ISAF, , 5:14 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes have been released. It's a British 1-2 at the top of the 2.4mR Rankings with Megan Pascoe at world number one and Helena Lucas at world number two. 2014 World Champion Heiko Kroger (GER) sits at world number seven but counts less regattas than those above him. ...
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Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards revealed By ISAF, , 3:56 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex are happy to reveal the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2014. ISAF received nominations for the 2014 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. ...
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Raceboard World Championships - Nail-biting finish in Blanes By International Windsurfing Association, , 3:41 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Drama and excitement prevailed over the final two days of the Raceboard World Championships in Blanes. Ivan Pastor (ESP-7), dominating the final series of races by taking the bullet each time ahead of defending champion, Maksymillian Wojcik (POL-7), was forced to retire from the third race of the penultimate day with a broken boom. ...
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35th Rolex Middle Sea Race likely to rewrite the record books By KPMS, , 2:57 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The 35th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is fast approaching and appears likely to rewrite the record books. Entries are shortly due to close and the Royal Malta Yacht Club is already bracing itself for the biggest fleet to grace its island home since the Great Siege of 1565. The Ottoman Armada of 450 years ago was recorded to be 193 in strength. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Notice of Race released for 2015 edition By ISAF, , 2:44 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race for ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, scheduled for 25-31 January 2015, has been released. On-line entry will open on 10 November 2014. The deadline for priority entries with regards to quotas is 5 December 2014. Entries must be received no later than 5 January 2015 to qualify for early entry. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - TV and online broadcasters gear up By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:11 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
A stellar list of just under 100 broadcasters has been lined up to showcase the world’s toughest ocean challenge, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, to a new global audience of fans. The 12th edition has offered channels a line-up of a new 39-part weekly half-hour show plus special short bespoke features. ...
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Images from St Tropez: Day 2 at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez By Eugenia Bakunova www.mainsail.ru, , 1:41 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing on Day 2 ...
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New Ragamuffin 100 emerges from the hull build in Nowra *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:05 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Ragamuffin 100, which started out as a modified Elliott design, Maximus, is another supermaxi undergoing a major rebuild or retrofit. Across the Tasman, the new Ragamuffin 100 will be virtually a new boat with a a new hull design by Andy Dovell / Syd Fischer / David Witt. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at the Nowra facility. ...
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Southern Spars ships the world's tallest masts By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:23 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Leading world sparmaker, Southern Spars, has shipped two spars for a new 85 metre ketch. The superyacht will carry two 93metre masts which will be the world’s tallest rigs on one gigantic yacht. ...
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2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow hailed a huge success By Ellie Brade, Auckland , 10:24 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Increased visitor numbers show strong support for New Zealand’s leading boat show. Feedback for the 16th Auckland On Water Boat Show (AOWBS), which ran from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 September 2014, has been overwhelmingly positive, with several significant sales made at the show. ...
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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014 officially launched! By Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image, , 10:21 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Professional sailing photographers from all over the world are invited to join the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2014. Started in 2009, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing. The prestigious trophy will be awarded during the World Yacht Racing Forum in Barcelona, on December 11, 2014. ...
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David Kellett to be awarded ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy By ISAF, , 7:20 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
David Kellett (AUS) is to be awarded the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. The ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy, first presented in 1988 in memory of Beppe Croce, the ISAF President from 1969 to 1986, will be presented to Kellett at the 2014 ISAF Annual Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. ...
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Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Moody day 5 for competitors By Chris Yates, , 9:29 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
After being graced with plenty of late summer sunshine during the opening days of the event, more autumnal weather moved in on the fifth day of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam with grey skies and infrequent showers. Unfortunately though the light winds continued as the sailors endured another lay day. ...
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Record participation for 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships By Sail-World.com, Austin , 7:27 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
The largest Laser World Championship in history will be taking place on the south coast of France when 515 sailors, representing 36 different countries, begin racing on October 5 to open the 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships. The Laser remains one of the best and most popular boats worldwide in which to enjoy the sport of sailing. ...
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 6:45 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was back on the water for day two at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ...
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A retrospective from Phil Jones, CEO of Yachting Australia (Part 1) By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 6:20 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Phil Jones the CEO of Yachting Australia has after 17 years resigned. Sail-World interviewed Jones at length. Here is the first of a multipart interview series. Jones started his career in 1983 sailing working for the Royal Yachting Association for about seven years as the windsurfing manager, after previously being the windsurfing coach. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1 crew revealed for Dongfeng Race Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:52 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
It has been an interesting journey so far for the Chinese team in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team. Approximately 10 months ago this team set out on a mission to select and train Chinese recruits in the hope that they would be ‘race ready’ for the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ...
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Have the Volvo Ocean Race at your fingertips By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:48 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race fans can now carry the world’s toughest ocean race in their pocket, thanks to the launch of a new official mobile app. Developed for both iOS and Android systems, the app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play now – and boasts a host of exciting features which will allow users to be closer to the on-water adventure than ever before. ...
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Images from St Tropez: Day 1 at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez By Eugenia Bakunova www.mainsail.ru, , 11:12 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing ...
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Dutch Match Cup 2014 WMRT - Team Gilmour finishes third By Team Gilmour, , 9:57 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2014 - Dutch Match Cup - It has been an interesting week here in Lelystad, with a variety of conditions from cold and windy to hot and very light breeze. Team Gilmour adapted quickly to the MaxFun 25 yachts, the boats were quite dinghy like which suited our team well. ...
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12Foot Skiff Interdominion Champs - Battle begins in January 2015 By Brett Hobson, Sydney , 8:11 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
2015 12Foot Skiff Interdominion Championship - The battle for the iconic Interdominion 12 Foot Skiff Championship is back on Sydney Harbour from Friday the second January to Saturday the 11th January 2015. ...
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