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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5 By Chris Yates, , 6:38 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw the conclusion of the slalom at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam after five amazing days of racing. After a further one and a half eliminations were completed, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) was crowned the King of Fuerteventura after claiming his third victory of the week in the final race of the week. ...
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Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego By Judy Parker, , 5:51 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club, the Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship Regatta will be held in sunny San Diego this fall, September 5 - 12, 2014. SDYC is honored to host the competition, which has been contested biennially since 1950, the first in Havana, Cuba. The Championship has been held in venues throughout North and South America and Asia. ...
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WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered By World Paddle Association, , 5:45 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The World Paddle Association has announced kids race divisions, which will officially launch at the 2014 WPA Championships. The kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series beginning in 2015. ...
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America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The invited group of European Challengers along with the Defender have agreed to co-operate on some matters associated with the America's Cup. The European Challengers have made a U-Turn in just over two weeks on the issue of a venue for the 35th America's Cup ...
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America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup By Beua Outteridge, , 1:15 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
On the final day of the Moth Worlds, Beau Outteridge caught up with two America's Cup helmsmen: Chris Draper (Luna Rossa Challenge) and Nathan Outteridge (Artemis Racing). Check out this video where they discuss the relevance of the Moth Class to the America's Cup. ...
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RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2 By Pip Baily, , 12:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The last day of the Qualifying series at the RS Feva World Championship brought brilliant sailing with significant challenges as the wind went from 10-12knots during Race 4 (first race of the day) through 16knots dropping to nine knots in Race 5 and pumping up to 20-22 gusting 26knots by the end of Race 6 for Red fleet. ...
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Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery By Juerg Kaufmann, , 11:49 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue. Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
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America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:00 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The City of Alameda has made a late play for the Venue hosting for the 35th America's Cup, with the release of a letter from the Mayor, Marie Gilmore. The letter appears to be an initiative from the City's America's Cup Committee, formed in the run-up to the 34th America's Cup to maximise benefits of that event for the City and Alameda district. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 8:12 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned with a vengeance on day four of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 25-35 knots howled across Sotavento to produce the most exhilarating racing of the year. ...
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Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event By ISAF, , 4:51 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will take place from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. With 324 athletes from 34 nations, racing in 215 boats, it is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014 By ISAF, , 4:20 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014 have been released. World number two pair Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) applied some pressure to world number one pair Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) after they took European gold on their home waters. ...
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29er World Championship - All set in Kingston By Sail Canada, , 3:11 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The CORK facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Canada will play host to 102 teams representing 14 nations for the 2014 29er World Championship. Participants will include 10 ISAF Youth World teams fresh from Tavira, Portugal including gold medalists Brice Yriex and Loic Fischer-Guillou (FRA) and silver medalist crew Riley Gibbs (USA). ...
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ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet By ORC Media, , 12:55 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Organizers from Kieler Yacht-Club and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that a third course area will be opened for competition when racing starts for the 2014 ORC World Championship on Monday, August 4th, and continues through Saturday, August 9th. ...
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Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships By Pip Baily, , 11:51 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Cloud cover rolled in for the second race, causing a handful of sailors to go home early due to the unexpected cold. With results from three fleets the overall position after day one is incredibly tight. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 11:40 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
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Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader By Chicago Match Race Center, , 9:55 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
A new day today brought wind and skies that looked more promising, starting out sunny with a perfect 8-10 knot breeze from the west-northwest. By Noon the wind had picked up to a consistent 20 knots with gusts pushing to over 30, forcing race managers to impose a no-spinnaker restriction for the day's remaining flights. ...
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29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park By Marianne Davis, , 8:52 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ceremonies will be held at confederation Basin Park in downtown Kingston (across from Town Hall) and begin at 1815. Kingston’s own world champion Town Crier will lead the parade of 200 athletes form 14 countries. Kingston’s Honorable Mayor Mark Gerretsen and the 29er World Council Vice President Blake Macdiarmid will welcome all participants. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 2:57 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned on the third day of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 14-24 knots provided some of the best racing conditions of the year, allowing the third elimination to be completed. Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) struck again to claim his second bullet of the week, which sees the Frenchman rise to the top of the event rankings. ...
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Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day By Jeff Martin, , 12:57 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
After a clean start under a black flag Stelmaszyk held his nerve in the light 11 knot North East wind to lead the fleet round the first mark. He was caught on the downwind by Alexander Finian AUS and they rounded the opposite marks of the gate together just in front of Karolis Janulionis LTU and Rudawski. ...
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2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins By Vanessa Yates, Hawaii , 9:10 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Pacific Cup - Since crossing the finish line at 02:05:18 HST on Saturday 19 July the crew of Scarlet Runner, have been cautiously celebrating their provisional race results. Although first place in their Latitude 38 division looked likely for Robert Date's Reichel/Pugh 52, it was still possible that pending strong winds could favour the 48 other competitors still to complete their journey ...
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 8:39 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Joint Statement issued on Friday, by four European America's Cup teams, appears to indicate a change of stance in relations between the Defender and Challengers. Most obvious absence was that of long-standing Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, otherwise all would have been sweetness and light. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final By NJK, , 6:20 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Denmark, France, Australia and USA are fighting for a place in the ISAF Youth Match Race World Championship final. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:36 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - Wind, the ultimate master, did not allow us to sail any more races. All had to return to beach and soon they have to travel back home. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 8:59 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, saw a pause in the action as the wind teased the competitors for much of the day. At 12pm it looked as though we would see another afternoon of racing, but unfortunately a thick layer of cloud soon disrupted the wind, despite the breeze threatening to return in the early evening, suitable conditions never quite materialised. ...
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Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing By WIM Series, , 8:50 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
An intense day of action packed racing at the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, saw an exciting conclusion to the round robin. Despite tight racing in tough matches, all the quarter finals went through quickly with 2 – 0 scores, opening for the beginning of the semis. ...
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