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America's Cup: Media Conference from London - Replay By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:18 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
Skippers from the six teams of the 35th America's Cup werer introduced at a press conference in London on Tuesday, September 9th. The press conference was scheduled to start at 11:00am in the UK, and was to be streamed live, on Sail-World.com. ...
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2014 SB20 World Championship: Waiting,waiting in St Petersburg By SB20 Worlds, , 4:46 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 SB20 World Championship - Long waiting for the weather hasn't brought any results: the wind not only hasn’t reached necessary strength, but to be contrary, subsided to zero. At 4 p.m. on a Yacht Club Hercules signal mast judges raised two pennants in a sad way for sailors: Code Pennant and Alpha – races are canceled for today. ...
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2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship - Day 1 By SDYC, , 3:35 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
A strong pack has emerged from the 43 teams that took to the water after day one of the Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship. Of the top six scoreboard leaders, no team has a double-digit finish in either of the races. The competition is tight with only a seven point spread across the top six teams. ...
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Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship arrives in San Diego By Katelyn Montero, , 10:06 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
It's an international affair at the San Diego Yacht Club as 43 teams from 12 different countries gear up to compete in the 2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship. The regatta has been contested biennially since 1950, when the first WH&O took place in Havana, Cuba. With its year-round sailing facilities, San Diego was the perfect place for the 2014 competition to take place. ...
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Rio 2016: No Vacation - a unique Swiss sailing team HD video from Rio *Feature By Juerg Kaufmann, , 7:18 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
Top international sailing and extreme photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) was in Rio de Janerio for the recent Olympic test event. Perhaps better known for his America's Cup and other sailing events, and of course being Swiss, he loves his mountains. Kaufmann always wants to be unique. This is certainly different, and a very skilful use of images and camera techniques in this High Definition video. ...
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Rolex Swan Cup - 93 Swans prepare for flight in Porto Cervo By KPMS, , 5:02 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
The Rolex Swan Cup is a traditional sailing regatta that happens to take place in one of the most beautiful sailing venues in the world - Porto Cervo in Sardinia. Teams from 21 different nations make up the 93-boat fleet, and today the hundreds of sailors were making final preparations at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) for the racing which begins on Tuesday. ...
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Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup - Taty Frans fastest man of the pool By Chris Yates, , 4:17 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
After yesterday’s amazing conclusion to the first PWA Indoor event in eight years, the spotlight shifted to the Red Bull Speed Challenge on the final day of the weekend, which saw sailors blitzing their way down the pool through two speed gates as they battled it out for the honour of being crowned the fastest man in the pool. ...
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C&C Yachts reveals first video of C&C 30 One Design By Sarah Fawle, , 2:51 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
As C&C 30 One Designs are rolling off the production line, the builder, C&C Yachts, unveils two new videos to showcase the excitement of being onboard one of these high performance C&C 30 One Designs racing yachts. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Artemis Racing adds America’s Cup flavor By Talbot Wilson, , 2:20 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
In an exciting decision for the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and the Argo Group Gold Cup, event Chairman Past Commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Brian Billings is pleased to confirm that Artemis Racing will come to Bermuda in October for the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup match races. ...
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Volvo Ocean race: Team Vestas Wind arrives in Alicante after Qualifer By Sail-World, , 12:23 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind has arrived in Alicante, Spain after completing her 2000nm Qualifying Leg for the Volvo Ocean Race. The Chris Nicholson skippered Volvo 65 is the last of the seven entries to arrive ahead of the race start in a month's time. ...
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Santander Worlds 2014 - Interview with Mat Belcher (Part I) *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 11:55 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
For a sailor who has performed so wonderfully over the last decade Mat Belcher continues to be a very unassuming guy. Recently he was told that he hadn’t been off the podium in 40 plus regattas. A piece of information he was unaware. His response was ‘Wow isn’t that cool’ and that is the measure of the man. ...
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2014 Oakcliff International - Morvan wins By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 7:57 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Oakcliff International - In the dying afternoon breeze Pierre-Antoine Morvan crossed the finish line for the third time ahead of Chris Steele to take the event. Morvan and team exchanged hugs and high fives as they celebrated their victory. 'I am really happy with my team’s performance,' said Morvan with a huge grin across his face. 'I am very thankful for my team and their support.' ...
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Dinghy foiling takes off around the world By Ian Ward, , 5:58 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
Peter Stephinson of Glide Free Design is currently on a full blown mission to train the very best in how to foil their Laser. Kicking off this week in the UK, Peter started at Stokes Bay in Portsmouth by setting up Nick Harrison, World Laser masters champion with a set of Glide Free Foils. ...
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Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup: Poland’s National Stadium erupts on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 12:02 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
At the Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup, with the National Stadium waiting to erupt, the scene was set perfectly for the finale of the first indoor event in eight years. ...
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Governor’s Cup Yacht race - Great for cruisers and racers alike By Governor’s Cup Yacht Race, , 5:36 PM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
Entries are now open for the truly unique Governor’s Cup Yacht Race from False Bay Yacht Club near the historic Simon’s Town, South Africa to Jamestown, St Helena Island – one of the world’s best kept secrets. ...
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Ronstan Bridge to Bridge Race 2014 – Video highlights By Erik Simonson, , 3:57 PM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
Highlights of the 2014 Ronstan Bridge to Bridge race from the Golden Gate Bridge to the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge. With insights on the 18's participation by Copper Dressler. This year’s winner Johnny Heineken sailing once again on his Foil Kite Board through the massive ebb chop. ...
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Santander Worlds 2014 - With 14 World titles Bundy aims for one more *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy Sail-World, , 2:14 PM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF World Championships, in the Nacra 17 class is veteran skipper Darren Bundock who won silver for Australia in the Tornado class in 2000 in Sydney and 2008 in Qingdao with crew Glenn Ashby. With the multihull class out of 2012 Olympics. Bundock sat out that event and it was widely believed he would not return to Olympic sailing. ...
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Santander Worlds 2014 Laser Mens - Can Burton keep his streak going? *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy Sail-World, , 1:59 PM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
At the ISAF World Championship 150 sailors will be competing in the Laser class starting this Friday in Santander. Whilst Brazil`s Robert Scheidt is the defending champion, the current form guide would indicate that Australia’s Tom Burton, who has spent much of the last two years as world number one on the ISAF World Ranking is the man to beat. ...
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2014 Oakcliff International - High stakes, high hopes By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 8:47 AM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Oakcliff International - Aggressive boat handling and high stakes sailing put pressure on the umpire team today as they were pressed to make the correct calls. ...
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2014 Viper 640 North American Championship – No pain, no gain on day 3 By Buttons Padin, , 4:35 AM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
A solid sea breeze and short chop made the third day of the 2014 Viper North Americans one for the record books. Epic conditions prevailed for the third day in a row, with a bit more breeze added for extra measure. With three straight days of planning conditions, Viper sailors will remember this regatta for a while. ...
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U.S. Qualifying Series - Newport, Eastern and Seattle Club own podium By Stuart Streuli, , 2:16 AM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 US Qualifying Series - The three yacht clubs that finished on the podium at the 2014 U.S. Qualifying Series for the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup have at least two things in common. First, each has previously earned a berth in the Invitational Cup. Second, each club was less than satisfied with their previous showing at that event. ...
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Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup - Intense day of furious racing By Chris Yates, , 1:41 AM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
After a full morning and afternoon of competition at the Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup, to decide which trialists would proceed in the main draw, the main event kicked off at 8pm in front of thousands of fans in Poland’s National Stadium, as indoor windsurfing returned with an emphatic bang. ...
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J/70 World Championship - Elite competitors head to Newport’s waters By Jan Harley, , 9:09 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
In the two and a half years since being introduced, the J/70 has not only become one of the most popular and competitive classes in the world – with 600+ boats sailing in 20+ countries – it has been chosen Sailing World’s 2014 Boat of the Year and also been designated an International Class by ISAF (International Sailing Federation). ...
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ISAF Worlds Santander – Finn favourite determined to nail selection *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 2:52 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
The 2011 Finn World Champion Giles Scott famously missed out on selection for the British Sailing Team and Ben Ainslie went on to write history with his fourth gold medal. For this quadrennium Giles Scott is determined not to lose Olympic selection and he is currently on a hot streak having won the last six events, all the events he has sailed in this year, and many of them quite easily. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Vestas Wind tracking towards Alicante *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 1:41 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
The seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race Team Vestas Wind, is tracking towards Alicante. She left Southampton last Sunday heading for the starting line. This morning when Sail-World spoke to Chris Nicholson they had just rounded Gibraltar and were abeam of the rock. Nicholson was typically upbeat about his journey and his progress so far but he did confess he had been having some doubts ...
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