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Half Ton Classics Cup - Swuzzlebubble victorious with a day to spare By Fiona Brown, , 9:38 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
With a bravura performance of three straight wins on today's penultimate day, the stunningly restored 1978 Farr designed Swuzzlebubble, owned and helmed by Peter Morton and crewed by Kelvin Rawlings, Anthony Haines, Eouard Lynch, John Kemp, David Lenz and Martin Calmon, claimed the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup with a day to spare. ...
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Finn Silver Cup - Frustration grows following light wind day By Robert Deaves, , 7:27 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The weather is throwing is best and its worst at the Finn Silver Cup sailors. After Wednesday was lost through too strong winds, another day was lost Thursday with not enough wind. The day spent in sweltering temperatures and no wind, and while one race was started, it was abandoned at the windward mark as the wind vanished into the humid Dutch air. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Big winds halt racing in La Grande Motte By Camille El Beze, , 6:30 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The strong Mistral gusting up to 30kts at times meant it was too windy for the first scheduled Finals day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships. Racing is billed to resume Friday with a start sequence planned from 1000hrs local time. ...
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Soto 40 World Championship - Competition strengthens in Valencia By Soto 40 Media, , 5:14 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Today we celebrated the third day of races at the Soto 40 World Championship in Valencia’s waters. The winners were the boats Earlybird, property of Hendrik Brandis, and Tony Buckingham’s Ngoni, which returned to top position overall with 19 points. It was also a hard day of work for the Umpires. ...
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Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 1) By Sheryl and Paul Shard, , 4:20 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Award-winning filmmakers and sailing authors, Paul and Sheryl Shard, have been cruising internationally since 1989. Sail-World Cruising has featured many of their adventures. Here is part one of yet another, courtesy of Canadian Yachting. ...
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Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, photos By Sail-World.com, , 4:15 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Enjoy these images from Paul and Sheryl Shard's voyage to Orkney and the Shetland Isles. ...
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Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Spirit of Adventure claims line honours By Route Halifax Saint-Pierre, , 3:49 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The big Volvo 60 Spirit of Adventure crossed the Route Halifax Saint-Pierre finish line overnight with an elapsed time of 37:52:31. And then Sirius made it through the fog to arrive after 39:14:17 hours of sailing, the first double-handed crew to arrive. ...
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New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC By IPC, , 3:40 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) released the first draft of a new Classification Code on Thursday (10 July), marking the launch of the latest round of consultation. The revised Code, due for release in 2017, was developed from a first period of consultation during 2013 which gathered responses from around the Paralympic Movement on the existing version of the Code. ...
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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London By Clipper Ventures, , 3:32 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has departed The Netherlands in the final stage of the world’s longest and toughest ocean race, which returns to London this Saturday (12 July) after covering more than 40,000 miles between six continents over eleven months. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:40 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Two Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 rival crews have set out for transatlantic crossings from Newport, Rhode Island to the United Kingdom this week as preparations for the event start in October continued to heat up. ...
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FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold By Tony Mapplebeck, , 2:56 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Vose, Nagel, Prime and Peters dominated the match racing at Lake Ledro last week to win the FISU (International University Sports Federation) Women’s Match Racing Worlds, bringing home a women’s gold medal for the first time. The Open teams of Wilkinson and Miller fared less well, in the very tricky conditions, finishing in 15th and eighth respectively. ...
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Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Spirit of Adventure is closing in By Route Halifax Saint-Pierre, , 1:44 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Spirit of Adventure is closing in on Saint-Pierre this evening. The big Volvo 60 was just 66 nm away from the finish at 1900 Wednesday. Wind speed in the area is 18-20 kts. Sirius, a Saint-Pierre boat skippered by Stephane Bry is keeping up the chase. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video By Fiona Brown, , 9:44 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Likely one of the most scenic short offshore races ever, perfectly describes the course set for today's fourth race at the Half Ton Classics Cup 2014, which took the sailors from Saint-Quay-Portrieux, along the cliffs of Northern Brittany, around the stunning Ile de Bréhat archipelago and back, a distance of just under 40 miles. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings By Camille El Beze, , 7:11 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Counting no worse than second places World Champions Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) lead the overall standings after five races at the Nacra 17 European Championships at La Grande Motte as the fleet split into a 40 strong Gold fleet and 31 Silver fleet. Two further races were sailed in very variable, shifty offshore and cross offshore winds which rose and fell between five and 25kts ...
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Finn Silver Cup - No racing as big winds hit Hoorn By Robert Deaves, , 6:32 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
No racing was possible on day four at the Finn Silver Cup in Hoorn as strong winds caused the abandonment of all racing. The fleet was sent out on time for the scheduled start at 12.00 but it soon became apparent that the wind was above sensible limits with many boats capsizing in the fierce gusts. ...
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Soto 40 World Championship - Uon claims the lead in Valencia By Soto 40 Media, , 5:48 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Soto 40 World Championship, three more races were completed in weather conditions that created difficulties for the Race Committee and the staff of Real Club Náutico de Valencia who are helping to set the course. Today winners were Alegre, Noticia IV and Bigamist, while José Manuel Caldeira’s Uon added a 2°, 5° and 2° position and occupies top position in the Overall with 13 points. ...
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Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons By Paul Larsen, , 2:40 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Paul Larsen updates us on the progress being made in the Vestas Sailrocket 3 journey: Well it has been a while but I think the news story (on the front page) shows that we haven't been idle. I have held back on saying anything publicly though as I like to be pretty sure of what I'm talking about before saying anything. ...
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Soto 40 World Championship - Interview with Hugo Rocha By Soto 40 Media, , 2:34 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Soto 40 World Championship - Hugo Rocha sails in J80, Melges 32, Melges 34, among other boats. In the Olympic Games of 1996 his team with Nuno Barreto achieved the bronze medal in 470 for Portugal. Now they are both competing in the Soto 40 Worlds, sailing onboard Bigamist. ...
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Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome By Clipper Ventures, , 2:23 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Sailing royalty Sir Robin Knox Johnston and Dame Ellen McArthur will lead the welcome committee for the twelve teams competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, which includes a GREAT Britain entry, alongside thousands of friends, family and spectators who are expected to line the Thames and provide emotional homecoming scenes this Saturday. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira By ISAF, , 2:11 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
When racing kicks off at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July, Italy's Mattia Camboni and Marta Maggetti will lead the RS:X Boys and Girls charge. The Italian racers won gold at the 2013 RS:X Youth Worlds on their home waters of Civitavecchia in October 2013 and have ISAF Youth Worlds medals to their name. ...
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Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon By Vestas Sailrocket, , 2:03 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
The Vestas Sailrocket team have been developing their concepts for an offshore sailing boat which utilizes the innovation that helped them smash the outright world speed sailing record. They believe the craft they are working on can re-define what high performance wind driven boats can do across the oceans of the world. ...
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Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results By Ian McKnight, Seaforth , 8:39 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Josh McKnight, winner of the Moth Worlds in 2012 has started his campaign for the 2014 Moth worlds with a win at the Italian Open Moth Nationals in Lake Garda, Italy with seven bullets out of nine races. This regatta opened The Foiling Week at Lake Garda and attracted competitors from XX nations including the current US Nationals winner Anthony Kotoun. ...
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NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display By Barby MacGowan, , 3:42 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Yachts representing a millennium’s worth of combined history will take to Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound this weekend for the first half of the New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. The biennial event, in its ninth edition, invites Six Metres, Herreshoff S-Boats, 12 Metres and a variety of other legendary vintage wooden racing yachts ...
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Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue By Sail-World, , 3:42 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
.The three sailors plucked from the J/111 Django have reached shore after their dramatic rescue on nightfall yesterday. Just 170nm from the NZ coast the yacht broke its rudder shaft, in 50kts winds and 5metre seas. The crew made a Mayday call which was picked up by the New Zealand based Rescue Co-Ordination Centre who tasked, two vessels to divert about 90nm to the location of the yacht. ...
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Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Racing up the coast of Nova Scotia By Kathy Large, Halifax, Nova Scotia , 2:20 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
The 353 nm race started in Halifax harbour at noon on Tuesday, July 8th. The 18 boats are racing along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and will be heading out to the ocean to cross over to Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, the French islands off the Newfoundland coast. ...
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