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Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston looking forward to his Kiwi home By Team Alvimedica, , 10:17 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
Kiwi sailor Ryan Houston has grown up on this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race as he took on the role as Watch Captain for Team Alvimedica. His career as a sailor is evolving as he gets more involved in the leadership and decision-making onboard Alvimedica. Learn about the ‘Day in the Life’ of a Watch Captain in the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Wislang expected to lead Kiwis home after fast ride By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:38 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
Latest predictions for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race are all indicating a finish time between 1000hrs and 1400hrs on Saturday February 28. For one of only three Kiwi crew members in the Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi's Daryl Wislang looks like being the first in the queue at the piecart, when the boats reach Auckland. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Now the race to Auckland is truly on By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:22 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – 'We've just gone through the worst night yet of this Volvo.' That’s Charles Caudrelier speaking, the skipper of Dongfeng Race Team. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Chassés croisés By Barcelona World Race, , 5:23 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
Depuis qu’ils sont entrés dans l’océan Pacifique, le cap Horn hante l’esprit des concurrents. Dernier des trois marques symboliques d’un tour du monde, il porte en lui le plus de légendes. La violence de ses vents et de ses eaux appelle plus qu’ailleurs à l’humilité, au respect. À 525 milles de là, Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam semblent vouloir l’aborder par la face nord, en longeant côte chilienne ...
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America's Cup: Spooner fails in attempt to have Oracle AC45 arrested By Radio NZ, , 2:07 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
A US court has declined a request to confiscate a vessel owned by America's Cup champion, Oracle Team USA, as a lien for wages owed to a New Zealand sailor. Joe Spooner, who worked as grinder, is suing Oracle Racing for $962,879 in unpaid wages and damages for alleged wrongful discharge. ...
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2015 505 Midwinter Championship - Final race By Chris Love, St. Petersburg, Fla. , 5:16 PM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Mark Zagol (Stonington, Conn.) and Drew Buttner (Westwood, Mass.) bested the nation’s top 505 sailors to win the class’ 2015 Midwinter Championship this weekend, breaking a three-way tie in the final race. For the entire six-race series the tricky St. Pete breeze kept the top six boats guessing, constantly trading places and often finishing within only a few boat lengths of each other ...
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Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur resume, Spirit of Hungary stuck By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:46 PM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Within hours of each other Spirit of Hungary were finally forced to bow to the inescapable truth that they have to pitstop into Invercargill, South Island NZ and Renault Captur have left Wellington NZ after completing their own pit-stop. ...
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2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World – Emerging Nations Programme announced By ISAF, , 1:27 PM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship – The International Sailing Federation is pleased to announce an Emerging Nations Programme that will create opportunities and better prepare young sailors as they build up to the 2015 ISAF Youth Worlds set to be held in Langkawi, Malaysia from 27 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary to make surprise pit-stop By Barcelona World Race Media, , 1:08 PM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - While Renault Captur left Wellington at 0500hrs UTC this morning, Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman have made the hard decision to bring Spirit of Hungary to Invercargill, South Island NZ ...
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Renault Captur de retour en mer, Spirit of Hungary se déroute By Barcelona World Race, , 12:47 PM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur a quitté les pontons de Wellington ce matin, à 05h00 TU, après 30 heures d’arrêt technique pour réparer leur safran tribord. Derrière eux, Spirit of Hungary se déroute depuis la nuit dernière (TU) vers Bluff à l’extrémité de l’île du Sud de la Nouvelle-Zélande afin de réparer le chariot de têtière de grand-voile ...
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US Sailing Match Racing Committee launches The Dial Up Newsletter By Dave Perry, Southport, CT , 10:11 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
The US Sailing Match Racing Committee (USMRC) has re-launched The Dial Up newsletter. The intention of this free newsletter is to regularly inform the North American match racing community of all the opportunities for match racing in North America, and for getting better at match racing whether as a competitor, umpire, race manager or event organizer. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:23 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums – that’s the expression used by Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s navigator Simon Fisher. The fleet is currently sailing in a 150nm wide area of very unstable and unpredictable light winds. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Winner expected in Auckland on Saturday By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:12 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race is expected to finish in Auckland on Saturday morning/afternoon. According to the latest projections from the routing function of Predictwind the lead boats will finish around the middle of the day - being late morning of early to mid-afternoon. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Biggest challenges are around the corner By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:48 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – 'This is the Doldrums?!?' – questioned Dongfeng’s OBR Sam Greenfield on a note to our desk. 'We’ve had the fastest and wettest downwind conditions yet on this leg (or the last) during this morning’s romp through the Doldrums, hitting 20-24 knots SOG.' ...
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Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat au Horn avec le bon train By Barcelona World Race, , 2:35 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Pour approcher le cap Horn, Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam vont subir des vents de nord-ouest jusqu’à 40 nœuds et une mer sauvage de 6 à 10 mètres. Mais le contournement du mythique rocher, mardi 24 février vers 13h TU, devrait déjà sonner comme la délivrance, dans des conditions plus calmes voire idéales pour la remontée de l’Atlantique. ...
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Barcelona World Race - The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm and Le Cam By Barcelona World Race, , 2:10 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Legend has it that over 31 days during 1788 the HMS Bounty of Captain Bligh made just 85 miles while attempting fruitlessly to round Cape Horn. If they round Cape Horn as expected on Tuesday 24th February, Barcelona World Race leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam will have taken 31 days to race from the longitude of Cape of Good Hope to the most feared of all Capes. ...
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JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge By Bruce Kerridge, Sydney , 5:31 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images are produced by Bruce Kerridge. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums By Sail-World.com, , 2:44 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
'This is the Doldrums?!?' – questioned Dongfeng’s OBR Sam Greenfield on a note to our desk. 'We’ve had the fastest and wettest downwind conditions yet on this leg (or the last) during this morning’s romp through the Doldrums, hitting 20-24 knots SOG.' ...
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Melges 24 U.S. Championship is enjoying early success By Joy Dunigan, , 8:19 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
With the 2015 CSR Marine Melges 24 U.S. National Championship expected to easily attract as many as 50 teams, a host of industry partners and performance racing companies pledge sponsorship support. With less than six months to go, the championship hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association (CGRA) is enjoying early success ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7 By Frank Quealey, , 7:27 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Gotta Love It 7’s team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Trophy winners after the regatta concluded on Sydney Harbour today. The team had already secured the title before today’s race and skipper Seve Jarvin had become the most capped skipper and competitor in the championship’s 76-year history. ...
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Around Antigua Island Race - Unofficial record By Team Phaedo, , 6:34 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Today Phaedo3 went out for a practice with its crew, knowing that, the Farr-designed 115-foot, Sojana, completed the 'Around Antigua Island' race in 4 hours, 37 minutes and 43 seconds in 2009, a record which is still to be broken. Team Phaedo decided to see if they could improve on this time unofficially. ...
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Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award winners honored By Miami Boat Show, , 4:45 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced today winners of the 2015 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, presented during the annual Industry Breakfast at the Miami Beach Convention Center. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Duel aux Cinquantièmes By Barcelona World Race, , 4:08 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Incroyable, mais pourtant vrai. Ce samedi matin, alors qu’ils croisent dans les Cinquantièmes, au beau milieu du Pacifique Sud, moins de 10 milles séparent ces duettistes qui naviguent en zone de bordure d’exclusion des glaces comme s’ils régataient le long des côtes. Au contact et à vue, ou presque, au cœur du Grand Sud! ...
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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta crew forum - place to find crew or a ride By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 3:09 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
The Regatta Organizers are proud to announce the launch of the new and improved Crew Forum. The new Crew Forum brings together skippers, crew, individual sailors and boats and ensures that everyone has a chance at joining this year's 35th anniversary of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Are you still looking for crew, or do you want to offer your amazing sailing skills. ...
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J/24 Midwinter Championship - Will Welles’ Cougar hanging on by a claw By Julie & Christopher Howell, , 2:54 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Another four races went in the books on Saturday at the J/24 Midwinter Championship at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida. Will Welles’ Cougar will now take just a two-point advantage into the final day of competition, following a 7, 1, 1, 16 (dropping the 16). ...
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