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International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1 By Mark Jardine, , 2:42 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The thunderstorms which have been plaguing the UK in recent days led to a two hour postponement ashore. The helms were released at midday with the first race started in 13 knots of wind at 13.15. Course setting was made very tricky with the wind swinging through around 90 degrees and ranging from 3 to 14 knots. ...
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Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1 By PKRA, , 12:05 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day of the 2014 Fuerteventura World Cup experienced early strong winds in the typical side-offshore direction. At noon, the men’s freestyle trials and the first heats of the competition began, where riders channeled their motivation to perform their most impressive tricks in the classic Fuerteventura conditions. ...
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2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA , 10:34 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - With the great weather conditions, the Race Committee completed all the matches except the finals, which will happen on Saturday starting about noon. Racing in the finals will be the team from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Australia led by 2013 winner Sam Gilmour, with Adam Negri and Storm Brown. ...
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America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 10:28 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club CEO, Iain Murray told Sail-World that the decision to withdraw from the 35th America’s Cup was only made in the last 48 hours. 'This challenge has grown to the point where the gap between the commercial side and the competitive costs' are out of HIYC’s comfort zone ...
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Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S. By Dave Perry, Southport, CT , 10:13 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Don Wilson (Chicago, IL) remains the number one Open U.S. match racer, and number 20 in the world, sailing from the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC). Wilson finished 2013 strong by winning the Carlos Aguilar Grade Two Match Race in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and started 2014 strong winning the CMRC Spring Invitational in May. Chris Poole (Portland, Maine) and his Riptide Racing Team remain in second ...
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2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start By Dave Perry, Southport, CT , 9:54 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - The inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to start Wednesday, July 23 in Helsinki, Finland. 16 nations will be represented, with sailors all under 23 years old. ...
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot By Chris Yates, , 9:36 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the juniors return to action for the final time this week, whilst only the winners’ and losers’ finals remain in the women’s fleet. Iballa Moreno and Daida Moreno once again proved unstoppable at their home spot as they set up another mouthwatering tie to decide the Queen of Pozo. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:26 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has set new grounds for the regatta with Tavira, Portugal playing host to a record number of nations and sailors as the curtain was drawn on the event at the closing ceremony. Tavira's Town Hall square played host to the closing ceremony on 18 July and saw the achievements of all 367 sailors from 67 nations celebrated. ...
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Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead By Tink Chambers, Santa Barbara , 9:07 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
A clear indication of close, competitive yacht racing comes when there are large numbers of boats converging at the rounding marks. That happened in dramatic fashion during the first race of the third day at the Farr 40 West Coast Championship, being hosted by Santa Barbara Yacht Club. ...
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CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition By Susan Kantor, , 3:38 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The cruising division set sail for the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac at 3 p.m. on July 18th. Event Chairman Matt Gallagher, who is sailing in cruising division on Endeavour, said 41 cruising boats began the race under light winds, clear skies and flat water. ...
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5 By Chris Yates, , 1:50 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Pozo sprung to life on day five of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival with more drama packed into today than the opening four days of the event. Today saw injuries, upsets, close calls and kit breakages as the sailors were finally given the opportunity to show exactly what they are capable of on the water. ...
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos By ISAF, , 12:24 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal came to a thrilling conclusion as the medals across the eight events were decided. ...
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NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show By Barby MacGowan, , 10:58 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
When a building southwesterly, starting at five knots and maxing out at 12, funneled into Narragansett Bay this afternoon, the waterfront view from Jamestown and Newport (south of Newport’s Pell Bridge) resembled that of a race track at NYYC Race Week. ...
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2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish By Pacific Cup, , 8:53 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Pacific Cup - Frank Slootman’s R/P 63 Mini Maxi Invisible Hand (formerly Limit) is the first boat to finish in the 2014 Pacific Cup with an unofficial finish time of 12:44:11 PDT. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins By CBC, , 7:00 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Thousands lined the banks of the River Thames near Tower Bridge to welcome a parade of a dozen 70-foot yachts and 270 crew members back from a round-the-world race — and a B.C. sailor commanded the yacht that led the pack. ...
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America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw By America's Cup, , 6:33 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The America’s Cup organizers have received notification from the principals of Hamilton Island Yacht Club of their intention to withdraw Team Australia from the 35th America’s Cup. ...
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J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 6:19 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 J/70 North American Championship - Five races are now in the books, and the J/70 North American Championship has a new leader. Brian Keane continued to post consistent scores, and with nothing lower than a sixth (five, six, two, four, five) has moved solidly into first place with 22 points. ...
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2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws By Rob Mundle, , 5:49 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2016-2017 America's Cup - The Hamilton Island Yacht Club became the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup upon the completion of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. ...
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VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 5:10 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Chris Alexander’s Isabelita notched a one, two, two, four, two in Friday’s five races at the VX One North American Championship to take a commanding advantage into the final day of competition. Hosted by Newport Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island, Alexander has totaled 19 points with a line of two, (five), four, two, one, two, two, four, two. ...
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America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go By Warren Douglas, , 1:56 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand says the Australian Challenger’s withdrawal from the 35th America’s Cup is another demonstration of how tough the game is. When announcing this today, the Hamilton Island Yacht Club said: 'The Challenge was initiated with a view to negotiating a format for the 35th America’s Cup that was affordable and put the emphasis back on sailing skills. ...
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America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge. By Sophie Baker, Hamilton Island , 1:46 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Official statement issued by Hamilton Island Yacht Club, which has decided not proceed with its Challenge. The Hamilton Island Yacht Club became the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup upon the completion of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. ...
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America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:20 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Although no public announcement has been made, several sources spoken to by Sail-World have confirmed that Hamilton Island Yacht Club have with drawn from the 35th America's Cup and relinquished their position as Challenger of Record. ...
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Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2 By Tink Chambers, Santa Barbara , 9:23 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Santa Barbara delivered Chamber of Commerce conditions for the second day of the Farr 40 West Coast Championship – bright sunshine, clear skies, 75 degree temperatures and solid winds. ...
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2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA , 8:53 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
After the first six flights of the Quarter Final Round Robin at the Governor’s Cup, with the top eight teams, San Diego Yacht Club’s Nevin Snow and his team have won five of their matches, Nevin lost only to Royal Freshwater Bay’s Sam Gilmour. Nevin knows how to win since he was the 2011 Gov Cup winner. ...
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Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura By Christian Tillmanns, , 5:54 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Fuerteventura will be once again the epicentre of the boarders universe during the 29th Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup. The island, situated in the Canaries, has got the wind the windsurfers and kiteboarders need - guaranteed! White sandy beaches, turquoise waters and summer-like temperatures are a welcome bonus for the athletes and spectators alike. ...
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