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RC44 World Championship - Bronenosec Sailing Team on form By RC44 Class Association, , 7:00 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Three more races were held today at the RC44 Marstrand World Championship with a further three teams claiming race wins. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua has now taken the overall lead, but is just one point ahead of today’s decisive winner, Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team, in turn one ahead of the leader going into today’s racing, Dutch RC44 newbie Nico Poons and his Charisma team. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng defends third position By Amy Monkman, , 6:09 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, day five for Dongfeng Race Team. If you’re from the sailing world you will already know about the extra pressure the One Design nature of the Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines has put on the sailors of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Enhancing boating safety in the Mallacoota region By Shipmate Marine Directory, , 5:53 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Coast Guard Victoria will establish a VHF Marine Distress and Monitoring service for the East Coast of Victoria from Point Hicks to Gabo Island in addition to the Flotilla operations at Mallacoota. Mallacoota will become a very popular boating destination for recreational boaties when the new boat ramp at Bastion Point is opened in November this year. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind emerges into the sunlight By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:48 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
First images of the Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, as she emerges from the paint and fit out facility in Southampton, England. Launch date is set for August 21, 2014 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Team SCA with the By Corinna Halloran, , 1:00 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team SCA and the Women's crew in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Corinna Halloran ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Azzam and Team Campos By Justin Chisholm (Abu Dhabi) and Francisco Vignale, , 12:39 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Azzam with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Justin Chisholm - and more from Team Campos with their OBR, Francisco Vignale ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Twist of fate on day 5 By Trish Jenkins, , 12:24 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
The first three days of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race produced fast downwind conditions for the entire fleet. However, yesterday afternoon a northwesterly air flow headed the fleet yet to round Out Stack, and the changeable weather is due to continue today. ...
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Mallorca’s Puerto Portals to host the 2015 TP52 World Championship By 52 Super Series, , 10:45 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
The excellent facilities, very desirable location, reliable sea breezes and ease of travel access are just some of the key reasons that the TP52 class has chosen Puerto Portals. The TP52 World Championship will once again be a constituent regatta of the 52 Super Series in 2015. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board with Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, , 9:46 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team Alvimedica (TUR) in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Amory Ross ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain with on board with Team Dongfeng By Yann Riou - Team Dongfeng, , 9:29 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team Dongfeng (CHN) in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Yann Riou ...
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SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta - Star-studded fleet competes By Nils Razmilovic, Raffles Marina , 8:01 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
The SMU SB20 International Cup will see some fierce competition from a strong field of competitors including former Olympians, World, Regional and National Champions from all corners of the World coming out to compete for what is the second edition of this trophy put forward by the Singapore Sailing Federation to further promote One Design keel-boat racing in Singapore. ...
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2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - Entries open By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:34 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at Newport on Sydney’s Northern Beaches is excited to announce a new format for its iconic opening event of the 2015 Australian offshore yachting calendar. ...
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Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - Perfect sailing day for close of regatta By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 12:34 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
There were several moments during the Pioneer Bay course when the rain squalls whited-out the fleet and the 25 knot gusts caught some trimmers unaware, but they only served to keep the pressure on the competitors and racing exciting. ...
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Sydney Boat Show display winners recognised *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 9:31 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Each year awards are given to stands that have been judged as having stood out above others. This year, again the judging was very difficult with split decisions making the final call on the winner difficult. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - New faces hope to ruffle the order in Cardiff By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:58 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Anticipation in the Welsh Capital is building ahead of Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series. The fleet of 11 high-performance Extreme 40 catamarans are preparing to flex their giant sails, fine tune their speed machines and bring Stadium Racing to Cardiff Bay, as the headline Act to the Harbour Festival, 22-25 August. ...
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RC44 World Championship - Charisma claims early lead in Marstrand By RC44 Class Association, , 7:39 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Fleet racing at the RC44 World Championship in Marstrand commenced today in lively conditions, delivering a mix of sun with occasional torrential rain, strong winds with occasional lulls, plus, in race three, a giant squall. Today’s three races have left RC44 newcomers, Nico Poons’ Charisma three points clear of class veteran Chris Bake and his Team Aqua’s 11 points. ...
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Belcher and Ryan on gold in Rio, the TA withdrawal and MPA By Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, , 6:51 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Aussie sailing duo Mat Belcher and Will Ryan update us on their busy season and the withdrawal of Team Australia from the America’s Cup: It has been a busy European season this year. A lot has happened in the recent months from the withdrawal of Team Australia in the America's Cup last month, to our trip to Rio for the Olympic test event and our recent win at the European championships in Athens. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng out of the washing machine By Amy Monkman, , 5:42 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, day four onboard Dongfeng Race Team. Thanks to Mother Nature, offshore racing is one of the most unpredictable sports around. If you can’t handle unpredictability, ecstatic highs and unfair lows then this sport is probably not for you. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Extraordinary series of events By Trish Jenkins, , 5:32 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Skipper Sidney Gavignet and the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 trimaran, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, at 12.42.36 BST on Thursday 14th August 2014. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race: Musandam-Oman Sail on top of the world By Oman Sail, , 3:46 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Musandam-Oman Sail have set a new world record for sailing round Britain and Ireland after shaving sixteen minutes off the current record and taking line honours in the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race after a nail-biting end to a remarkable three days. ...
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Airlie Beach Race Week- Strong wind and tide tested even the toughest By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 1:43 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
The Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week fleet continued to experience strong winds and close racing on the penultimate day of the seven-day anniversary event. With the Sports Boats choosing not to venture out on Pioneer Bay for their scheduled windward/leeward races, today’s attention turned to the other divisions and their long passage race. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Hard slog on day 4 By Trish Jenkins, , 12:12 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
At 0700 BST, Musandam-Oman Sail was just 100 miles from finishing the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. The MOD 70 was experiencing about 15 knots of northwesterly winds in the English Channel. Musandam-Oman Sail was still achieving a speed of 25 knots but the wind angle meant a considerable number of gybes, drastically reducing their VMG. ...
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RC44 Marstrand World Championship 2014 - Team Nika’s match racing day By RC44 Class Association, , 12:02 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
As usual at a RC44 regatta, day one was a continuation of the season’s rolling match racing championship and Principal Race Office, Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio was able to lay on six flights for the 12 teams competing. Star performer today was unquestionably Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika, which won all five of her matches. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain-Ireland Race Musandam-Oman Sail- new record By Sail-world.com, , 12:01 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Sidney Gavignet and the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 Trimaran crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 12.42.36 BST on Thursday 14th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 3 days, 03 hours, 32 minutes, 36 seconds. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Why Vestas Wind Systems joined the Race By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:23 AM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Morten Albaek, Chief Marketing Officer of Vestas Wind Systems explains why Vestas became involved as the naming sponsor for the seventh Volvo Ocean race entry. In this video interview Albaek reveals they were approached by Volvo Ocean Race only little more than a month ago ...
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