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2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer By Patrik Pollak, , 2:53 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Second Youth Olympic Games start today. Together with other young athletes there will also 41 windsurfers from BIC Techno 293 fighting for Olympic medal. ...
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2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins By Chicago Match Race Center, , 2:22 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The cold, foggy weather may have dampened the spirits of the thousands of Chicagoans arrayed on shore for the Air and Water Show, but the action could not have been hotter for the final day of racing at the Chicago Grand Slam. The morning fog shut down visibility in the race area enough so that race managers postponed for about one hour until the conditions cleared enough to set up the course ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead By Trish Jenkins, , 1:51 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna sailed across the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race at 12.10.32 BST on 17th August 2014. Varuna is now in first place in IRC overall, with a number of yachts still to finish. Varuna's time, corrected under IRC, puts the German yacht in an extremely strong position to win the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
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Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive By Bob Fisher, , 8:05 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week began in a long-time expected fashion with a light (even perhaps ultra-light) south-easterly breeze for the Round Lindeman Island Race. It was a gentle preparation for the following five days of racing to come, but it provided those of us unused to the venue to absorb the surroundings from the deck of Sandy Oatley’s motor yacht, Andiamo ...
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CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one By CORK, , 2:59 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Cloudy skies and rain with a breeze of about 15 to 18 knots greeted the competitors this afternoon for their noon start. The skiff course had a full day, completing their scheduled four races for each of the 49er and I14 fleets, and five races for the 49erFX fleet. ...
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Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing By ISAF, , 1:37 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
One hundred and one sailors across four fleets have completed registration and are fully prepared for racing on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing. The Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony had it all. Ancient and modern China was represented through jaw dropping audacity on an epic scale. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 12:05 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
The CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race is Knut Frostad, the 47 year old Norwegian sailor who sailed at two Olympic Games (1988 and 1992) and in four Volvo Ocean races. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour By RORC Event Press, , 11:24 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis-Team Endeavour had enjoyed an epic battle with Andrew Budgen and Fred Schwyn's Volvo 70, Monster Project for IRC Line Honours and the Canting Keel Class. Artemis-Team Endeavour crossed the line just over an hour and 20 minutes ahead of Monster Project to win the class on corrected time and set the benchmark for the IRC fleet to try and better. ...
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2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2 By Melges 32, , 4:46 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
An additional three races were held on day two of the 2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship for a total of six heats complete. A discard took effect and ever so slightly shuffled the leaderboard to give Ryan DeVos on Volpe an extended overnight lead. Ryan is followed by his cousin Dalton DeVos on Delta in second, while Jason Carroll and his Argo team, after a very tough day are now third. ...
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Chester Race Week 2014 – Day 4 By Dunn Coordinator, , 4:21 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Sailors got off to a great start on the last day of competition here at Chester Race Week 2014. Conditions were great with a nice, steady southwest seabreeze, and winds of 15-20 knots. Most courses ended up finishing in a short range squall under black skies and rainy, blustery conditions. It passed quickly and blue skies returned in time for trophy presentations. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record By Trish Jenkins, , 2:52 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis - Team Endeavour, skippered by Brian Thompson, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 23.00.54 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of five days, 14 hours, 00 minutes and 54 seconds. ...
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2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists By Chicago Match Race Center, , 2:24 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Chicago Grand Slam - It was a long but productive day of the Chicago Grand Slam, with a puffy and shifty westerly breeze holding on from start to finish and enough pressure to complete the Round Robin and Quarter-Final stages of the competition. After surviving the first two stages of this event the Final Four skippers ended up being the top seeds, however they did not get there without a fight. ...
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420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia By International 420 Class Association, , 9:47 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Two races for the 420 gold and silver fleets and three races for each of the 470 Men and 470 Women were completed on a breezy race day four at the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans in Gdynia, Poland. A mix of cloud, sun and squalls across the race track on a day which despite starting bright, soon saw rain and big shifts, with a breeze of around 12 knots as racing got underway building to 20 knots. ...
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RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing By RC44 Class Association, , 7:00 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Local Swedish fans were rewarded on the penultimate day of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship when Torbjörn Törnqvist’s Artemis Racing dramatically improved its performance, following mid-fleet finishes over the last two days. The shifty on-shore southwesterly today provided good racing, despite the wind rarely gusting over 16 knots. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise By Trish Jenkins, , 6:12 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
At 1400 BST, the forecast strong westerly winds had arrived at the north of the course for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, providing challenging conditions for the yachts in the region. Three competitors have retired in the last 24 hours and Jankees Lampe's Open 40, La Promesse has suspended racing and is heading for Stornoway to effect mainsail repairs, before restarting the race. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:11 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Ian Walker’s Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing fired a huge warning shot across the bows of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 fleet with a record-breaking monohull victory in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third By Amy Monkman, , 2:40 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
At 4:40am BST Dongfeng Race Team crossed the finish line of this year’s Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Despite a few small setbacks it has been an awesome week for the team. As the Volvo Ocean 65 ‘Dongfeng’ arrived at Ocean Village in Southampton, spirits were high both onboard and on land. ...
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RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer By Jessica Gray, , 9:41 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 RC44 World Championship - Three more races were held for day two at the RC44 Marstrand World Championship with a further three teams winning races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua has now taken the overall lead, but is just one point ahead of the day’s decisive winner, Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team, who is in turn one point ahead of newcomers Nico Poons’ Charisma. ...
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Bahamian Olympic Sailor to carry flag in honour of Sir Durward Knowles By ISAF, , 9:22 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Byte CII sailor Paul de Souza will carry the Bahamian flag at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 16 August to honour the 50th anniversary of Sir Durward Knowles taking the nation's first ever Olympic gold. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble By Trish Jenkins, , 8:54 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds, smashing the monohull race record by over 30 hours and setting a new course record ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA By Trish Jenkins, , 8:28 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Volvo Ocean 65 Team SCA, skippered by Sam Davies, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 06.10.39 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of four days, 21 hours, 00 minutes and 39 seconds. ...
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2014 Sail Canada Senior National Championships at CORK OCR By Marianne Davis, , 7:58 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Sail Canada Senior National Championships - Hot on the heels of hosting the Youth Championships, CORK Kingston is set to greet over 250 sailors at the Olympic Classes Regatta and Senior National Championships. Registration and check-in begins today with racing from Saturday through until Wednesday August 20th. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race By Stefano Blin, , 7:29 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica have completed the arduous Round Britain and Ireland Race, crossing the finishing line off the Royal Yacht Squadron here at 5.59 BST on Saturday with an elapsed time of four days, 20 hours and 49 minutes. ...
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2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 1 By Melges 32, , 6:33 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
The racing conditions for the start of the 2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship was phenomenal and exceeded every owners expectation. When the clock struck 11:15, it was as if a switch had been moved from the off to on position. A shift delayed the start by 15 minutes, but past that, the breeze filled in better than any team would have ever imagined. ...
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420 and 470 Junior European Championships - A crazy race day 3 By International 420 Class Association, , 4:39 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
A crazy race day three at the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans as massive windshifts swept across the course, with races abandoned and courses reset. ...
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