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J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race By J/Boats, , 11:48 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
This year’s Chicago Mackinac Race was up to its usual tricks again, offering the fleet the dilemma of starting off with breezes in the NE to SE quadrants, with a hole forming in the middle of the rhumbline on late Saturday evening after the start. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 9:39 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games started with an event win for double sailing Olympian, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA). The second event didn't go quite as planned, but it was what it was, and now we move onto Friday's events and the rest of the competition. ...
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Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:09 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The Departure Planning tool from PredictWind can save huge amounts of time planning and give you more hours sailing. It does this by looking at four different departure dates that are separated by 24 hours, and assessing the weather to pick the best day to leave for a particular journey ...
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Six Metre European Championship - Day 4 By Fiona Brown, , 3:32 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 International Six Metre European Championship - After a two-day hiatus, the fourth day of the Six Metre European Championship in Falmouth finally produced a much-needed third race for the twenty-seven competing teams. The wind failed to cooperate for much of the day and it wasn't until 17.30 that the race finally started in a rainy nine knots from the northeast. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4 By Patrik Pollak, , 3:04 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - No problem!!! We had cart world championship with some very, very attractive prizes. Some exercise, lot of fun, lot of smiles. ...
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Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September By Barby MacGowan, , 9:47 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
One hundred and sixty-five years after a flood of fortune seekers headed to San Francisco in search of riches during the Gold Rush of 1849, a new generation of prospectors will be panning for treasure during the 50th anniversary 'Golden Jubilee' edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (RBBS) scheduled for September 11-14 at the St. Francis Yacht Club on the Marina. ...
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Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes By WIM Series, , 8:09 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Starting with a totally calm and sunny morning, and finishing the day in thunderstorms and heavy rain, the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, put the sailors to the test on the first day of racing. Four teams stay undefeated, with home sailor Anne-Claire Le Berre and Dutch veteran Klaartje Zuiderbaan sharing the top spot on four victories. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 7:34 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
An earlier start allowed the Gold fleet to get a full four races on the penultimate day of the International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island, with the Silver fleet once again getting in three. The breeze was a gusty and shifty 8-13 knots, which dropped off during the final race as it shifted round to the East. Once again racing was held in scorching temperatures under a cloudless sky. ...
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Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:09 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Brunel claimed pole position in the first competitive meeting of the new Volvo Ocean 65s, as the inaugural edition of the Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands race took place in Lanzarote this week. 'The race was really fun, with various conditions,' said Team Brunel’s Lithuanian crew member Rokas Milevi?ius. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2 By ISAF, , 5:54 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship on water action matched the warm climate as the competition heated up on day two in Helsinki, Finland. Temperatures in Helsinki reached a new summer high but that not did stop the on-water action with 12 more flights completed. The situation is incredibly tight ahead of the last ten flights. ...
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Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video By SailingNet, , 5:26 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three at the Laser Radial World Championship was different. The sailors were greated by a beautiful, blue sky, light wind and sunny weather. Everybody was asking one question: where is the fog? From the beginning of the championships misty mornings started to be something usual for us. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:07 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series organiser OC Sport has now confirmed the bustling Mediterranean city of Nice as the Host Venue for the penultimate Act of the 2014 season, to be held 2-5 October. Hosted by Ville de Nice, the Extreme Sailing Series has been a regular feature on the city’s sporting calendar since 2011. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs By KPMS, , 2:18 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Owned and helmed by individuals accustomed to success outside of sport, sailed by outstanding professional talent and designed by architectural visionaries, the world’s most impressive monohull yachts - known in the sailing community as Maxis - are admired for their speed, power and elegance. ...
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29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off By Marianne Davis, , 1:35 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Today kicked off the final series of the 29er North American Open, in which competitors are competing for the North American, United States and Canadian Championships. Competition is strong in the final series, with the fleet now split into gold and silver. ...
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29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario By Jerelyn Biehl, , 12:58 PM Thu 24 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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Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events By ORC, , 10:05 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Joaquín Barenys, Vice Commodore of RCNB and Chairman of the Organizing and Events Committee of the 2015 ORC World Championship, expresses the satisfaction for RCNB to host this major intercontinental sailing event: 'For the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona it is a great satisfaction for us to be the organizer of the 2015 ORC World Championship.' ...
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CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow By Dobbs Davis, , 3:52 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Tomorrow the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC) will host two consecutive Grade three match race regattas in the CMRC Summer Invitational series, with 10 teams from as far away as Singapore coming to compete for one or both of these two-day events ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:10 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - They fight hard on the race course but have a lot of fun at the same time. Like today third day of racing at the 2014 World championships. ...
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Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3 By Fiona Brown, , 8:44 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The forcast for the third day of the Six Metre European Championship was for strong sun, high temperates and little or no wind, and unfortunately it was not wrong! Despite everyone's best efforts no racing was possible for the second day running. ...
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Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes By WIM Series, , 8:28 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan, the second stage of the 2014 Women’s International Match Racing Series, started Wednesday with a practise session followed by the official opening ceremony in Vannes. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 7:40 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The Moth Worlds fleet woke up to a glorious day at Hayling Island. The wind was blowing a steady 15 knots, the sun was shining and it was 23 degrees by 10am - perfect sailing conditions. The Gold fleet went out into Hayling Bay, while the Silver fleet headed off East to Bracklesham Bay. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1 By ISAF, , 5:37 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
America's Nevin Snow was unbeatable on the opening day of the ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship in Helsinki, Finland as he stormed to five victories. The day started sunny with some light breeze present. The Race Committee was able to complete the first two flights before the forecasted wind direction change took place. ...
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RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac By Pip Baily, , 4:38 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
There is less than a week to go until the 2014 Allen RS Feva World Championships held at Yacht Club de Carnac, France. 184 boats - 368 sailors and numerous parents, siblings and supporters from all corners of Europe, North America, Argentina, Russia and Hong Kong are preparing to travel to the beautiful French location for this year’s event. ...
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open By ISAF, , 4:08 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Nominations are invited for the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport. ...
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Laser Radial Men's World Championship - Jonas Stelmaszyk leads By Jeff Martin, , 3:43 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
For the second day in succession the competitors in the Laser Radial Men's World Championship woke up in sunshine and then arrived at the club to be greeted by a sea fog as a result of an unchanged weather system over most of the Baltic Sea. ...
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