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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng loses lead, anyone's race ahead of Doldrums *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:55 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
The Chinese entry Donfeng Race Team, has lost her lead on Day 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, with boats on the east and western side of the course threatening. Two hours before the most recent sked at 0640hrs UTC, Dongfeng was still being listed by Volvo Ocean Race as the leader. But Team Brunel is now listed as the leader, but on a time taken projection basis, Team Brunel is fifth. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 8 plus Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, , 3:43 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video. Catch a birthday at sea on board Team Brunel, and unravel the fishing net with Team SCA Hear and see how the crews coped with the front that came through in the nigh ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng consolidates lead on Day 8 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:51 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
After cutting between the Cape Verde islands, separating from the rest of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, Chinese entry, Dongfeng gained an initial significant lead, which they are in the process of consolidating. One routing option for the then race leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, gave the team the option of cutting inside the island group, they are close to the optimum course for Fernando off Brazil ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Dongfeng Race Team - A risky call By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:09 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - If only it were that easy. Amazingly we did manage to replace the rudder and regain first position amongst the fleet however just hours afterwards, navigator Pascal Bidégorry was faced with an important strategic decision. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Escaping the shroud of Mount Etna By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 4:02 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Ian Moore, navigator on Cookson 50, Mascalzone Latino, is no stranger to the Rolex Middle Sea Race, this is his fourth and Ian was part of the winning crew on Bryon Ehrhart's TP52, Lucky in 2010. Ian describes the tactical nuances of the first night at sea. ...
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Farr 40 Worlds: Day 4 Image and Video gallery *Feature By John Navas, , 12:51 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Top videographer and photographer, John Navas, was on the water for the final day of the Farr 40 Worlds being sailed on San Francisco. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - 'La tension monte d’un cran' By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:32 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - 'La tension monte d’un cran'. ...
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Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy By Frank Quealey, , 11:56 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
The brilliant conditions of last week’s opening race of the season were duplicated today when the Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy race was sailed in a 20–knot North East wind on Sydney Harbour. Current JJ Giltinan champion Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage showed why they are the world’s best team. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leader gambles on Island windshadow By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:11 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet has finally left the West African Coast. They are now in the trade winds, making the westerly course across the Atlantic Ocean to FernandoThey will find the Cape Verde Islands in the way and that will cause some issues of navigation. ...
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2014 Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Final day video highlights By ISAF, , 6:16 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - It was a light wind, big wave finish at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the medallists were decided across the six fleets competing on the waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. ...
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2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Plenty of time By ISAF, , 5:32 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - In life, timing is everything. And, after seven years in the Farr 40 class, the timing was right for New York financier Alex Roepers to achieve a long-held goal of winning the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Al's Ocean Cafe By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 10:59 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin - (from Ireland, where else?) gives a quick tour of his below decks domain aboard Team Vestas Wind. As On Board Reporter, he gets to run the cafe aboard the Swedish flagged round the world racer. You don't need to have a sense of humour to sail aboard, but it certainly helps. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup survives Hurricane Gonzalo By Talbot Wilson, , 9:38 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club has announced that the Argo Group Gold Cup is still set to sail, albeit on a compressed schedule, starting Wednesday, October 22. Using the one-day-delay plan announced last Wednesday, the Argo Group Gold Cup will be compressed to five days of racing and organizers will take advantage of the fine weather expected after Gonzalo. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng regains lead after incident packed Day 7 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:37 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
The Chinese flagged entry, Dongfeng Race Team has regained the lead at the end of Day 7 in the Volvo Ocean Race. Course routing from Predictwind shows that the race leader is just five days away from the turning point of Fernanado, Brazil. Includes latest 'Inside Track' video ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dramatic video of Dongfeng rudder replacement By Sail-World, , 8:33 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
Uncut video of Dongfeng Race Team replacing their rudder at night, after collision with an underwater object while leading Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. What makes the change even more remarkable was that it was undertaken at night. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica bounces back By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 3:47 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Seven onboard Team Alvimedica. There’s nothing like filling the void of a difficult day with some trade wind sailing. Yesterday was a tough one: we came out on the losing end of quite a few gambles and fell far off the lead pack, but the boys have bounced back well and the mood on deck in these near-perfect conditions has returned to one of humor and laughs. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA expecting the expected + Video By Corinna Halloran, , 3:32 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Seven onboard Team SCA. There's an age old saying: expect the unexpected. It pretty much sums up offshore sailing. However, there is also a degree of dealing with the expected. And there is a slight dance to be had-- to not be too shocked by either spectrum of a situation, and to handle all events with grace and control. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - New record for Mediterranean classic By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 3:19 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
Thousands of spectators lined the Valletta Waterfront to witness the start of the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race. 122 yachts started the race, a new record for the Mediterranean classic offshore race. Under blue skies and brilliant sunshine, the international fleet of yachts from 24 different countries set off on the 608 nautical mile race. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Medallists decided across six fleets By ISAF, , 2:51 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
It was a light wind, big wave finish at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the medallists were decided across the six fleets competing on the waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) had wrapped up gold in the Men’s RS:X the day prior but intriguing battles for gold across the remaining fleets played out in a tense day of competition. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Impressive turnaround for Dongfeng Race Team +Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:34 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
At 0210 UTC in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team hit an unknown object in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Africa and broke their rudder. This resulted in the team performing an emergency rudder replacement, a difficult operation in the pitch black of night, in less than two hours. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Race closer than leaderboard suggests - Leg 1, Day 6 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:47 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
Despite the leaderboard showing more spread in the fleet, the Predictwind routing function shows that the fist six boats will round Fernando within two hours of each other. Given that the boats have yet to cross through the Doldrums for the first time, indicates that the race between the seven one-designs is still wide open. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Race Team break rudder after collision By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:49 AM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team hit hit an unidentified object, at 0210UTC on Saturday. The impact broke one of their two rudders, and it has been swapped out. The downtime for repairs cost the Chinese team their lead in the race. It is reported that they were sailing again at speeds of 20kts after 30 minutes of downtime. ...
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2015, the Year of Sport in Canada By Sail Canada, , 4:26 AM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
On October 16, the Harper Government proclaimed 2015 as the Year of Sport in Canada. This is an historic and wonderful announcement that underscores and celebrates the key role that sport plays in Canada. ...
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2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Famous breeze frustrates By KPMS, , 3:07 AM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - The breeze that usually makes San Francisco such a popular place for sailors was noticeably absent for the penultimate day of competition at the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. A low pressure system had siphoned most of the air off the Bay, and with the fleet drifting around on the Berkeley Circle for several hours ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Feeling the pressure six days in By Agathe Armand, , 4:05 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Six days into the Volvo Ocean Race, and the sailors can still see each other, creeping alongside the Western Sahara sand dunes. It’s stressful. Dongfeng Race Team have held their lead since yesterday morning. But Team Alvimedica, Team Brunel, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Vestas Wind are only two to three miles behind the Chinese boat. ...
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