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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Weather Forecast 31-Dec-2014 By Barcelona World Race, , 1:17 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: Very light conditions are expected on the start line. Some puffs of lingering NWíly, mixed with a new, light and patchy S/SWíly filling up the coast through the afternoon four-eight knots. Eventually the SWíly will fill off Barcelona five-nine knots. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Ready to race: skippers bid farewell By Barcelona World Race., , 1:01 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
There was scarcely enough wind to lift the flags but the warm morning sunshine offered an idyllic setting as the crowds build under the watchful eye of the Christopher Columbus statue. Bubbly and openly nervous round the world rookie Jorg Riechers of Germany and his quiet, focused French co-skipper Seb Audigane were first to leave on Renault Captur. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Sun and sons shine on light winds start By Barcelona World Race, , 7:59 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: The British-Spanish duo made the best of the very light winds, setting up with speed at the gun, to eke out a small lead to the turning mark, 1.5 miles away from the line. With 23,450 miles to sail, of course the early advantage to the British-Spanish duo might only appear to be psychological. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Time to redress By Jon Bramley, , 4:00 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica have won their claim for redress after they diverted course to sail to the assistance of the grounded Team Vestas Wind in Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Winning is what we are here for By Alex Thomson Racing, , 1:48 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
In the 2014 -15 Barcelona World Race the start gun fired today at 13.00. Alex Thomson and his co-Skipper Pepe Ribes will sail Hugo Boss an IMOCA 60 racing yacht 26,000 Nautical Miles, non-stop, unassisted around the globe. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Day 4 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi, , 1:21 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 Day 4 images provided by top international photographer Carlo Borlenghi. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Crew change onboard Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 1:09 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
For the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 Dongfeng Race Team announce new crew line-up, a new fourth Chinese sailor, addition of an under 30 solo sailor, and a replacement OBR for next leg. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica granted Redress for Leg 2 By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:05 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
After a Hearing by the International Jury for the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica has had her points adjusted for Leg 2. For going to the assistance of Team Vestas Wind, after she became wrecked on a reef in late November, Team Alvimedica has had their points for the Leg reduced by 1pt to four points under the low points score system. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: A little luck goes a long way for Vestas Wind By GCaptain.com, , 12:44 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
In a joint venture between Subtech and Svitzer a team was mobilized from South Africa under a Bimco Wreckhire to refloat and recover, intact, the remains of the 'Vestas Wind' from the Cargados Carajos Shoal. The main objective being to salvage the deck intact to install in a new boat to be built, as that was the one item that would not be ready in time to make re-entry into the race possible. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Redress gives Pretty Fly III win in Division Zero By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:48 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
The New South Wales yacht Pretty Fly III (Colin Woods) has been elevated to first place in Division Zero in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, after a Redress Hearing was held today, in Hobart. The incident occurred on the final night of the race as the remaining Division Zero competitors raced at speeds in excess of 20kts driven by a strong northerly that gusted up to 35kts. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Age no barrier for the final finisher By Danielle McKay, RSHYR media, , 9:20 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: So much for getting slower with age! The 60-year-old wooden sloop Southern Myth today completed her 15th, and her fastest, Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The crew had one day’s food to spare, having packed for the yacht’s average five-day trek south. They crossed the finish line in four days and two hours – the last of the 70th fleet to do so. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: On board video of Comanche's wild rides By Morgan Trubuovich, , 9:16 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Crewman, Morgan Trubovich compiled this video of the US supermaxi, Comanche (Jim and Kristy Clark) at pace in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Includes spectacular on-board video from the early stages of the race to Hobart, with Comanche on full charge ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A wild edition + Video *Feature By Regattanews, , 8:51 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Completing the legendary 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart race course in 3 days, 7 hours, 4 minutes and 43 seconds, Wild Rose arrived in Hobart on Monday evening, finishing with a corrected time that proved insurmountable for the yachts drifting through an abating breeze to Hobart. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Friends make Wild Rose 'Simply the Best' By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR media, , 7:32 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart winning skipper, Roger Hickman is surrounded by the family and friends whom he describes, with apologies to Tina Turner, as 'Simply the Best'. Today, Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia John Cameron presented Hickman with that trophy and Jean-Noel Bioul of Rolex SA handed him the coveted Rolex timepiece. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Tattersall's Cup Presentation *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 6:37 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
The crew of Wild Rose was presented with the George Adams Tattersall's Cup as overall winners under the IRC handicap in a dockside presentation here in Hobart this afternoon. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart:A Wild Wild win or two By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media, , 4:14 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Who could have known at any stage of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race that boats touched by Bob Oatley and both bearing the name ‘Wild’ in their title would take line honours and overall corrected time honours in the 70th edition of the race and the 70th anniversary of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia? ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Wild Action on Handicap Winning Wild Rose VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 2:05 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Roger Hickman’s Wild Rose has just been confirmed as the winner of the Tattersall’s Cup for overall handicap on IRC. The win is all the more remarkable when you hear - and see - what the crew had to do yesterday simply to finish the race, much less win. ...
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2014 -15 Barcelona World Race - Skippers at final press conference By Daniel Ferrando, , 1:21 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Barcelona World Race - The 16 skippers, eight duos, who are set to take on the 2014-2015 Barcelona World Race gathered to face the media at today’s busy official press conference, the last official gathering of all the teams before the race start on 31st December, now less than 48 hours away. ...
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Sydney Hobart – Has Hicko won or is result knocked into a Cocked Hat? *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 6:10 PM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Right now however the Club House leader is Roger Hickman, who has sailed Wild Rose, the very first Wild Oats to what seems like an impressive result. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Images of new arrivals in Hobart By Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi, , 1:04 PM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Images of new arrivals by Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi. ...
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Sydney Hobart - Mistraal Mayday report of the downed photo aircraft By Sail-World.com, , 11:39 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Shannon Wells, Managing Director, Airlines of Tasmania Pty Ltd advises .'At around 6:15 pm, we received notification from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority that a light aircraft had been ditched in to the water near Port Arthur.' ...
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St. Maarten Heineken - Start new year with a resolution to go racing By Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges, , 11:12 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
After arriving in St. Maarten on March 2nd the sailing team will start with a two full days of safety and sail training aboard the Volvo 60 in preparation for the Gill Commodore’s Cup. The first day of racing is separate from the Heineken regatta results, allowing sailors to practice and perfect their racing without influencing the main event results. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: A race of contrasts + Video By Regattanews, , 9:29 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Constitution Dock, Hobart is buzzing with activity after a stream of boats crossed the finish line throughout Day four of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. By 17:00 AEDT, 39 yachts had completed the 628-nm race, as the docks filled with tales from another dramatic contest. Of the 117 starters, 65 yachts are still sailing and a further 13 officially retired. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Views of the Crews-Wild Oats XI & Comanche VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 8:07 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI crossed the finish line 49 minutes ahead of Comanche in the most anticipated battle of the supermaxis. Crosbie Lorimer spoke to some of the crew from both boats to get their take on the race and the duel between the two front runners. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A gap of just six nautical miles By Rob Mundle, , 5:43 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It was the space of just six nautical miles that made the difference when it came to Bob Oatley’s supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, claiming a historic eighth line honours in the 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart race. ...
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