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IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal By Kathy Large, , 1:54 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF vice president Gary Jobson has presented former IFDS president Linda Merkle of Atlanta, Georgia with a silver medal for service to disabled sailing. Merkle spent more than fifteen years in various roles with the International Association for Disabled Sailing. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets By ISAF, , 12:27 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a day of improvements and progression for the Byte CII sailors at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with two races completed in the male and female fleets. No Techno 293 racing was possible with a light fickle breeze on their race area not reaching the required limit for the 20 boys and 21 girls to race. ...
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America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing By Sail-World, , 12:16 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing officially launched its challenge to win the 35th America’s Cup at an inspirational event in Sweden’s capital. New team members were announced, including Swedish Olympic champions, Fredrik Lööf and Max Salminen, as well as America’s Cup veteran Rod Davis. ...
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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 Tue 19 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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2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3 By Marianne Davis, , 3:46 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day three of CORK OCR started off with an unstable easterly breeze in the Kingston harbour. After some waiting the wind switched to the South West and first races started just before 2pm. ...
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2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2 By Daniel Smith, , 3:15 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day of racing at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Sailing Competition will see light winds and an increase in temperature at Lake Jinniu. ...
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2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images By Jude Robertson, , 2:56 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Perfect weather for the Opening Ceremony. Can't wait to see these incredible athletes on the water! ...
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Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people By Bob Fisher, , 8:15 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The remarkable feature of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is that wherever and whenever one looks at the faces of those in attendance, there are invariably smiles on them. The reason is simple – the event is held at this time of the year to capture the stunningly good weather that sends everyone on their way rejoicing, safe in the knowledge that they are going to enjoy their racing, be they of the ...
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Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:17 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Set on the Bay of Gdansk, Sopot Match Race is the pinnacle of Poland’s highly active domestic match racing circuit, the Polish Match Tour, but for this, its eleventh year, it received the additional boost of becoming part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu By ISAF, , 3:27 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The four Techno 293 and Byte CII fleets played to a crowd of 2,000 at the Youth Olympic Games as racing commenced on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing, China. Sailing tickets have completely sold out for the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition and with a full view of Race Area A the crowd witnessed three Techno 293 Boys and Girls races and a single Byte CII race towards the end of the day. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance By RORC Event Press, , 11:13 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Ten yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race although the next yacht to finish the gruelling 1800 mile race is not expected until tomorrow evening. Over the last 24 hours a low pressure system that arrived from the north west, is bringing gale force headwinds that are hampering the progress of the fleet north of the Irish coast. ...
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Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here By Sail-World, , 10:30 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash will take place on Sunday 21st September 2014, and is set to become the world's biggest yacht race. To date over 2364 sailors and 588 yacht clubs from 50 different countries have signed up to be competitors. Each club makes its own race within a 24hr period on that date. Most are aiming for a huge spectacular start line with juniors competing alongside seniors in a unique event. ...
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Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships By Sail Canada, , 9:14 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The east coast hospitality has been in full display as an array of volunteers and professionals are putting the final touches on what is sure to be an outstanding event. RNSYS has a vast and proud heritage in hosting quality competition dating back some 177 years. ...
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IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies By Kathy Large, , 3:42 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The acclaimed American sailor Gary Jobson will be one of the special guests attending the opening ceremonies of the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron on Monday, August 18th at 1800 hours. The event is scheduled to happen in the boatyard near the Marine Activity Centre and reporters and camera operators are welcome to attend. ...
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Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion By Melges 32, , 3:18 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Congratulations are in full order for the youngest helm in the fleet - Dalton DeVos aboard Delta, along with Jonathan McKee as tactician and crew comprised of Morgan Reeser, Zach Hurst, his father Doug, John Wallace, Linda Lindquist-Bishop and Cody Schlub as they are the new Melges 32 U.S. National Champions. In second overall, one point behind is Ryan DeVos on Volpe. ...
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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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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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