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America's Cup: Bermuda announced as Venue + Video replay *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 4:27 PM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
America's Cup Commissioner Dr Harvey Schiller has announced that the next America's Cup will be staged in the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. The announcement confirms leaked information as to the Match Venue, and will be the first time that America's Cup has been Defended by US outside US waters ...

Comanche arrives in Sydney ahead of Sydney-Hobart supermaxi battle By Bridgid Murphy, , 10:53 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Comanche, one of five eye-catching 100-foot super maxis competing in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race, has now arrived in Sydney to begin final preparations to take the start line on December 26th. Arriving on a container ship from the USA, the boat will be prepared for competition with the initial goal of racing in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge in Sydney Harbour on December 9th. ...

First shots of supermaxis Comanche and Wild Oats XI side by side *Feature By Andrew Richardson, Woolwich , 9:02 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Some of the first 'Side By Side' shots of the supermaxis Wild Oats XI and Comanche have been posted to YouTube Jim Clark's hot new 100 ft Comanche has travelled from Newport RI - to line up against a recent set of contenders including Syd Fisher Ragamuffin for a Sydney to Hobart showdown. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - A 30 jours du départ By Daniel Ferrando, , 7:51 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
A 30 jours du départ et à 11 jours de l'ouverture du quai de la Barcelona World Race. ...

Barcelona World Race: 30 days to start, 11 days to opening of quayside By Daniel Ferrando, , 7:43 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: The double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops will set off from the Catalan capital on the 31st of December at 13:00 (GMT+1). Now into the month of December, the teams taking part in this third edition of the competition are working hard on their final preparations ahead of the regatta start. ...

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Jury and public have made their choice By Bernard Schopfer, , 4:18 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
The international Jury and the public have made their choice! The top 20 pictures will be printed and exhibited during the World Yacht Racing Forum, in Barcelona. The winners will be celebrated on December 11. More than one million pages have been viewed on the event website! ...

Syd Fischer launches his ‘surfboard’ ahead of Rolex Sydney Hobart By Di Pearson RSHYR media, , 2:40 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - As family, friends and well-wishers looked on Syd Fischer OBE launched what he has dubbed 'my giant surfboard', his newly hulled Ragamuffin 100, at Sydney City Marine in Rozelle, Sydney, today. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Full rescue video and audio from Team Alvimedica *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 6:26 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Compilation of the raw video footage from Team Alvimedica as they acted as a rescue relay vessel after Team Vestas Wind hit a reef in the Cargados Carajos Shoals, Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean and decided to abandon their yacht before being picked up by a nearby Coastguard crew. ...

Parker becomes official supplier of Oracle Team USA for AC + Video By Oracle Team USA, , 4:15 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies will work with Oracle Team USA, the defending champion of the America’s Cup, to design and implement hydraulic control systems on its America’s Cup racing yachts. As official hydraulic systems hardware supplier, Parker will customize proven aerospace and industrial technologies to a marine environment. ...

Star Sailors League Finals 2014 - Tension builds + interviews By Alex D'Agosta, , 3:12 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Star Sailors League Finals 2014: Tension is building for a regatta that will go down in the history not only of the class, but also the Bahamas and sailing itself. Aided and abetted by a good fresh wind which looks like it will be with us for another couple of days, and the arrival in dribs and drabs of the champions sure to make this a truly unique and memorable event once again. ...

RORC Transatlantic Race - Fleet battle through first night By Louay Habib, , 11:18 AM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
RORC Transatlantic Race 2014: After a competitive start the fleet have been battling through the first night to negotiate the fastest passage through the Canary Islands and into the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The entire fleet chose the northerly route through the channel between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and once again north of Tenerife. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Medal Races videos By ISAF, , 7:53 AM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Racing at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates has wrapped up with praise in abundance for the venue. Abu Dhabi has spoilt the 270 competitors from 38 nations over four days of racing. Medal Races across the ten Olympic events and Open kiteboarding brought proceedings to a close in an exciting finale in the Emirati capital. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson interview - 'She's extensively damaged' By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:29 AM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Full interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson, the day after the Volvo Ocean Racer struck a reef: 'And then towards daylight, the bulb broke off and the boat leaned over heavily. While that was happening we probably lost the back of the boat, it was gone, missing, and the deck started to fold and the boat was heeling over more so I made the decision that we were getting off. ...

RORC Transatlantic Race - Horrendous weather conditions delay start By Trish Jenkins, , 1:49 AM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - After two delays to the start due to horrendous weather conditions, the RORC Transatlantic Race in association with the International Maxi Association started from Puerto Calero Marina at 1000 UTC, Sunday 30th November. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson tells of being shipwrecked + Video By Richard Gladwell/, , 10:37 PM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
Australian skipper, Chris Nicholson, spoke on Sunday night of his immense pride at the way his Team Vestas Wind crew came through the ordeal of being grounded and being forced to abandon their boat in complete darkness on a remote Indian Ocean reef. The shore crew from Team Vestas Wind have arrived in Mauritius and will travel to the Ile du Sud ...

America's Cup: Bermuda will be a hard sell for Team NZ to Kiwi Govt *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 7:59 PM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
The NZ Minister of Economic Development, Steven Joyce has repeated comments about his Government's preferences on venues for the 35th America's Cup. 'It's hard to see the benefits of it from a New Zealand exporter's point of view if it's Bermuda [rather] than if it's San Diego, but we'll keep an open mind,' he said. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Video at dawn as coastguard arrives for Vestas crew By Richard Gladwell/, , 7:29 PM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
Latest video from Team Alvimedica as the crew abandon Team Vestas Wind and the coastguard come alongside at dawn to effect the rescue. Team Vestas Wind hit the Cargados Carajos Shoals off Mauritius at a speed of 20kts, ripping off both rudders and driving the boat high on the coral reef. ...

Abu Dhabi, ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Racing wraps up + Video By ISAF, , 6:03 PM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi 2014: Abu Dhabi has spoilt the 270 competitors from 38 nations over four days of racing. Medal Races across the ten Olympic events and Open kiteboarding brought proceedings to a close in an exciting finale in the Emirati capital. An 8-12 knot north westerly breeze tested the competitors on the final day of racing. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: 'Very sad news' as Team Vestas Wind grounds + Videos By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:16 PM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Thankfully Race Control has confirmed that the crew has now been rescued and will stay on the Íle du Sud, where there is a house and some facilities. All the crew are safe and nobody is injured. However this is the kind of incident that is always hard for other teams to digest, as there is always the lingering thought of ‘it could have happened to any one of us.’ ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica describes role in Vestas grounding By Richard Gladwell/, , 10:20 AM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica has resumed racing toward Abu Dhabi, after diverting yesterday afternoon to stand by until early morning today to assist in the rescue of fellow Volvo Ocean Race competitor Team Vestas Wind after they ran aground off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. ...

18ft Skiffs: W.C. 'Trappy' Duncan Memorial Trophy By Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League, , 8:47 AM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
18ft Skiffs: The Smeg boys revelled 20+ knots north east wind to lead the fleet from the start and were untroubled to take the victory by a comfortable 1m14s from Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Stuart Wells). Mojo Wine, skippered by Australian 16 Footer champion Lee Knapton, and crewed by Ricky Bridge and Mike McKensey, was a further 1m16s back in third place. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Final day for Laser and Laser Radial Fleets By ISAF, , 5:09 AM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - There is minimal separation in both fleets ahead of Sunday’s double points do or die Medal Races following a thrilling penultimate day of racing. With the Medal Race places decided the competitors will be fighting it out for ISAF Sailing World Cup Final glory as well as a share of the USD$200,000 prize money. ...

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Medal Race places decided By ISAF, , 4:01 AM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The Medal Race places in the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding events were decided at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates after a tense day of competition. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind abandoned + Video from Alvimedica *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 1:16 AM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
The crew of the Volvo Ocean Race have abandoned their yacht and are in life rafts tethered to the reef awaiting for daylight and to be taken off by the crew of a nearby coastguard station at first light. In two videos Team Alvimedica skipper, Charlie Enright reports from the scene, two hours before daylight, and Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad updates from Race HQ in Alicante ...

2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Second postponement announced By Trish Jenkins, , 1:15 AM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The start of the RORC Transatlantic Race has been further delayed due to adverse weather conditions. A further amendment to the Sailing Instructions was posted by the Race Committee delaying the scheduled start to 1000 UTC Sunday 30th November. ...

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