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Volvo Ocean Race: Still tight at front as Roaring Forties beckon *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:20 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
According to the routing function of Predictwind, the three boats are covered by just 10 miles in terms of distance to be sailed to the finish on their optimum course, more telling is that on the same basis just seven minutes would cover the first and third boats to finish. Sail-World interviewed Team Vestas skipper, Chris Nicholson this morning - he comments in this report. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA coach Brad Jackson's thoughts on Leg 1 By Corinna Halloran, , 3:40 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA coach Brad Jackson gives his thoughts on Leg 1. 'We very much understand what the girls are trying to do and who they are competing against and if they do things well they are right up there in the mix. ...
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Southern States kick off their M24 Summer Regattas By Donna Evans, , 3:03 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Vostok Europe Series - Adelaide Sailing Club (ASC), Race PRO Mike Rogers and his team of eager club officers and volunteers hosted the South Australian Melges 24 Fleet for regatta one of the Vostok Europe Series over the last weekend of October. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Day 19 on board Team Brunel By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 2:17 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel on day 19. 'Make ready to gybe,' a voice shouts down the hatchway. Rokas Milevičius (27) and Louis Balcaen (26) jump from their beds. Within seconds, the men are busy throwing large bags of equipment to the luff side for the fourth time that night. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 30 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:31 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - After 19 days of Leg one, the leaders are still within sight of each other, something we don’t think we’ve ever seen at such a stage between Alicante and Cape Town. It’s the ultimate inshore race, staged hundreds of miles offshore. Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are locked against each other with Dongfeng Race Team just 17NM further adrift. ...
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2014 Kona World Championship - About to kick-off By Daniel Nordlund, , 6:37 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Best possible conditions are expected when 2014 World Championships in ISAF-class Kona One is about to start in Islamorada, Florida on Saturday, November 1. A total of 115 sailors from five continents will line up making it the largest Kona event ever. The outcome is very open with a number of high-profiled sailors with multiple international championship wins in different windsurfing classes. ...
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Talented Tasmanians line-up for Audi Showdown 2014 By Peter Campbell, , 6:10 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Showdown Regatta - Many of Tasmania’s most talented sailors in junior, youth and adult classes will provide a colourful racing spectacle in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s 2014 Audi Showdown one-design regatta on Hobart’s River Derwent this weekend. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart entrants in historic Gascoigne Cup By Peter Campbell, , 5:33 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Gasoigne Cup - The winner of Saturday’s Gascoigne Cup will have its name engraved on the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s historic yachting trophy but it’s doubtful if it will receive the same accolade as the first winner of the Cup, Magic. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas back-slams both race leaders *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:47 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, has made a big gain in the last 12 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race, and is now positioned between the two lead boats. The Danish flagged entry had been positioned to the west of the leaders, who were in the fringe of the St Helena High. ...
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Severne Starboard Aloha Classic officially open By American Windsurfing Tour, , 6:40 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Last night all the American Windsurfing Tour riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party and registration for the Aloha Classic at Adventure Sports Maui. Food, drinks, photos and lots of chat was the order of the evening, and this morning all with gather again at 9am for the official opening blessing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Gerd-Jan 'Johnny' Poortman voices sailing ambition By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 3:54 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, day 18 on board Team Brunel. Stefan Coppers reports. While the teams in the Volvo Ocean Race are voyaging ever further south and preparing themselves for a few freezing days in the Southern Ocean, Gerd-Jan 'Johnny' Poortman is voicing a sailing ambition. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - ADOR ahead at halfway stage of Leg 1 By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 3:29 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate’s 2014–15 Volvo Ocean Race contester, crossed the halfway point of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in the lead as the fleet race toward the finish line in South Africa. Since setting sail from Alicante, Spain en route to Cape Town, ADOR has consistently led the pack of seven teams – often by several nautical miles. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA fighting and determined By Corinna Halloran, , 3:08 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 18 for the crew in the Volvo Ocean Race. We are fighting. We are determined. We are focused. Yes, today was not easy, but we did not allow ourselves to slow down-- we sailed with the conditions given and sailed at 100% performance. ...
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International Paralympic Committee publishes 2015 Anti-Doping Code By IPC, , 2:41 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) published its 2015 Anti-Doping Code on Wednesday (29 October), which will apply to all Member organisations, Paralympic Games and IPC recognised International Federations, from 1 January 2015. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Sailing legend seeks French entry By Marina Thomas, , 1:45 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston hopes to inspire greater French participation in ocean racing through his entry in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. 'France is a nation of sailors with excellent role models; legends in their own right,' said Sir Robin. ...
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Cockburn Sound Regatta is back, bigger and better By Bernie Kaaks, Perth , 1:13 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Now firmly established once again as one of Western Australia’s premier regattas, the 57th Cockburn Sound Regatta is set to be not just the biggest, but the best yet. Generous sponsorship from the Kwinana Industries Council and the City of Rockingham underpins this regatta, which also has solid support from members the sailing industry and local business. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – Ice gates and getting south By Henry Bomby, , 12:38 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - The big news of yesterday was the introduction of an ice gate by Race Director Jack Lloyd. Designed to take away the temptation for the teams to dive deep south in the search for better pressure and a better angle to Cape Town. The Ice Gate is placed at 42 deg South between 20W and 10W, seen on the screenshot below. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: Oct. 29, 0630 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:20 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Up until now the comment from the boats to the east has been that Team Vestas Wind had made a bad move by digging west. But now, with the high pressure to the east expanding, perhaps Wouter on the Danish boat has read the future a little better and has set his team up for a comeback. ...
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Optimist World Championship 2014 - Strong winds for the second stage By Optiworlds, , 10:53 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Optimist World Championship 2014 - Six races were made last week and the fleet was divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each fleet has 70 sailors. This first part of this championship had light winds, lot of current and little waves but today it changed completely: The wind gauge marked 23 Knots on the race area, the waves were high and short. ...
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Henri Lloyd's famous summer sample sale on now By Fran Burke, Sydney , 10:47 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The famous Henri Lloyd Summer Sample Sail is in now at the Henri Lloyd showroom in Crows Nest, Sydney! Huge range of samples and discontinued lines from Henri Lloyd's marine, footwear and lifestyle collections for men and women. Discounts of up to 80% off original RRP! ...
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The sad loss of two RPYC Club Stalwarts - Allan Coutts and Peter Halla By SN Walton, , 5:02 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Allan was a Member of the Club for 31 years. It was a rare day indeed when he and his beloved Equalizer weren't out on the River sailing on a Wednesday and Saturday. One of life's true gentlemen, Allan's desire to give back to the community saw him instrumental in RPYC hosting the annual Sailing on the Swan with Camp Quality for 18 years. His cheeky grin and sense of humour will be sadly missed. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel snatch lead for now By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:00 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have finally given ground to Team Brunel after almost exactly a week at the head of the fleet but the new leaders’ thin advantage may well be very short-lived as the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 turned into a game of hunt-the-breeze. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ice Gate laid in Southern Ocean on Leg 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:37 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have specified an Ice Gate in the Southern Ocean of which all competitors must stay to the North, or pass on their starboard side. The gate has been set along the line of 42degrees South and runs for 10 degrees of longitude. ...
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ISAF grants Sail Sydney 100 point status By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:26 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2000 Sydney Olympics are almost a generation past, but the legacy for both dinghy sailors too young to be part of those Games and those on track for the Rio Olympics in two years’ time, carries on. Race days for Sail Sydney 2014, based at Woollahra Sailing Club at Rose Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, are spread from Tuesday December 2nd through to Sunday 7th. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Reality for Team Vestas Wind By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 5:36 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race is an event that you get to watch unfold as something real. What happens on these boats day-to-day, what’s sent, what’s written about, what’s photographed, what’s on video is REAL. When you wake at 3am, it’s dark, really dark. ...
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