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ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard By US Sailing, , 2:51 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - After months of training together at locations on three continents, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Laser athletes jumped up the leaderboard as a group on day two of racing at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. ...
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2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3 By Tink Chambers, , 2:12 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Day three of the Rolex Big Boat Series began on a somber note for the Farr 40 class, which paid tribute to a fallen family member prior to racing. All 15 boats in the fleet flew a black flag from the backstay and before going into sequence for Race five circled sailed one-by-one past Flojito y Cooperando to show support for the team and pay respect to the memory of co-owner Bernardo Minkow ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 2 images from Sail-World.com By Sail-World.com, , 1:21 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Sail-World.com's team was on site for day two in Santander at the ISAF Sailing World Championships to capture these images. ...
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video By Luna Rossa Media, , 10:06 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
After Luna Rossa Piranha, who has been sailing since July 1st, today Luna Rossa Swordfish – the second AC45 with which the team is developing its design and training for the 35th America’s Cup – also started sailing again in Cagliari. The Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup in fact allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World ...
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Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall By Warren Douglas, , 9:28 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The stage is set for a thrilling but nerve-wracking final day tomorrow of the sixth round of Extreme Sailing Series at Istanbul. It’s tight at the top but with a possible eight races, the last one scoring double points, there’s every chance the leader board could be in for a massive shakeup. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up By ISAF, , 9:03 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
With 50% of Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition spots available at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the fight for positions is tight, tense and tough. After a four race qualification series, the 23 Laser places on offer at Santander 2014 have been picked up as the fleet divides up into gold, silver and bronze packs. ...
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Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown By YCCS, , 8:41 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 World Championship concluded with the top boats holding extremely slim margins in most of the divisions and everything now hanging on each team's performance in tomorrow's final race day. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander By ISAF, , 7:43 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Wind conditions proved testing for both sailors and race committees on the second day of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, with the Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X classes all enduring disruptions. The Lasers was the first class to start in Santander at the Spanish north coast. And today the RS:X class followed. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:22 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The tankers and cargo ships on one of the world’s busiest shipping channels, the Bosphorus Strait, were replaced this morning with the magnificent sight of a fleet of Extreme 40s, as traffic was shut down for a spectacular passage race right through the heart of Istanbul. ...
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Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light By The Great Cup, , 7:03 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The Mediterranean took on a different complexion for day three of GC32 foiling catamaran racing at Marseille One Design with the wind dropping below 10 knots for the first time this regatta. Three races were held this morning with the wind hovering around five knots at sea level. ...
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Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Sail-World.com, , 6:47 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site at the Rolex Swan Cup to capture these images on day three. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander By Sail-World.com, , 6:30 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Pedro Martinez and Jesus Renedo were on the water at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander to capture these images of the leaders in Laser, Laser Radial and the RS:X classes. ...
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Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble By Paul Cayard, , 5:57 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Friday was a very good day for us on Double Trouble at the 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series. In the first race we were on the Fort Mason race course with about 10 knots of wind. We were over the start line early and had to go back and restart putting us last in the 13 boat fleet. ...
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Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson By Sail-World.com, , 5:03 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Erik Simonson was on deck for day two of the 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series to capture these images. ...
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Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks By 52 Super Series, , 3:08 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The home straight of the 2014 Barclays 52 Super Series is in sight. The Zenith Royal Cup Marina Ibiza commences Wednesday 17th September and will see eight 52s from eight different nations competing at a less well known venue, one which promises to reveal tricky race tracks with a broad range of different racing conditions expected. ...
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Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead By Tink Chambers, San Francisco , 2:34 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Two of the longest-tenured and most popular owners in the Farr 40 class enjoyed tremendous success on the water during the second day of the Rolex Big Boat Series and made significant moves in the standings as a result. Santa Barbara skipper John Demourkas and his crew aboard Groovederci jumped from fourth to second in the overall standings with a pair of runner-up finishes on Friday. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here By Sail-World, , 10:47 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Catch all the action from Day 3 - Live - of the Extreme Sailing Series, Istanbul ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away By Agathe Armand, , 9:12 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Today was the start of Leg 0, a practice race from Alicante to Majorca and back, a rehearsal before the real deal starts in October – and I’m chatting with Dongfeng Race Team’s Onboard Reporter, Yann Riou. There was noise, there was music, and there were goodbyes. I’ve worked for this race for a while, I’ve seen a lot of Volvo boats leave the dock, and it always moves me. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect By Jonno Turner, , 8:54 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
There were a few signs that this wasn’t the real start of the Volvo Ocean Race. At just 400 nautical miles, this weekend jaunt to Majorca and back might pale into insignificance at the side of some of the marathon slogs of the real race. But ask the sailors, and they’ll tell you that it’s anything but insignificant. ...
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2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4 By Jan Harley, , 5:53 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Narragansett Bay was the setting for the penultimate day of racing at the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen as the New York Yacht Club Race Committee worked to get the competitors racing before the northerly breeze died. In roughly 10 knots of breeze, two races – one each for the gold and silver fleets – were run before the breeze ultimately ran out. ...
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Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective By Barby MacGowan, , 4:22 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
There is one person who can tell the full story of the Rolex Big Boat Series, in amazing detail, starting from its humble beginnings. It is the man whose idea it was to start it back in the 1960s: St. Francis Yacht Club’s Staff Commodore (1975) Robert C. Keefe, who at the age of 84 has been a member for 65 years and remembers the early days of the then-called St. Francis Perpetual Trophy Series ...
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2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 By Tink Chambers, , 3:12 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two of the longest-tenured and most popular owners in the Farr 40 class enjoyed tremendous success on the water during the second day of the Rolex Big Boat Series and made significant moves in the standings as a result. ...
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Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship By SDYC, , 2:33 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship - A week of international Snipe racing concludes in San Diego. It doesn't get closer than this. Skipper Raul Rios and his crew Fernando Monllor won the Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship by a single point. ...
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ISAF World Champ - Santander: Qualification stage for Laser and Radial By Sail Canada, , 2:04 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - The Laser and Radial fleets were first out of the gate at the ISAF World Championships completing two qualifying races in light, tricky breeze. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 2:02 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
An empty Race Village. The odd laugh and joke between rival sailors. A few necessary pre-race emergency procedures to be tested and tightened-up. There were a few signs that this wasn’t the real start of the Volvo Ocean Race. At just 400 nautical miles, this weekend jaunt to Majorca and back might pale into insignificance at the side of some of the marathon slogs of the real race. ...
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