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AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Day One By American Windsurfing Tour, , 12:53 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - The day started early with a traditional Hawaiian blessing, welcoming everyone to the beach and setting the wheels in motion for a fantastic contest. As the ceremony continued the wind started to blow and straight after the skipper's meeting it was straight on with the pro men competition. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 30 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:31 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - After 19 days of Leg one, the leaders are still within sight of each other, something we don’t think we’ve ever seen at such a stage between Alicante and Cape Town. It’s the ultimate inshore race, staged hundreds of miles offshore. Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are locked against each other with Dongfeng Race Team just 17NM further adrift. ...
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2014 Kona World Championship - About to kick-off By Daniel Nordlund, , 6:37 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Best possible conditions are expected when 2014 World Championships in ISAF-class Kona One is about to start in Islamorada, Florida on Saturday, November 1. A total of 115 sailors from five continents will line up making it the largest Kona event ever. The outcome is very open with a number of high-profiled sailors with multiple international championship wins in different windsurfing classes. ...
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2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships - New dates set By US Sailing, , 4:23 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships - The dates for the 2015 U.S. Youth Championships, hosted by Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, Mass., have been changed to July 6-10 from the traditional second week in August ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas back-slams both race leaders *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:47 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, has made a big gain in the last 12 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race, and is now positioned between the two lead boats. The Danish flagged entry had been positioned to the west of the leaders, who were in the fringe of the St Helena High. ...
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Severne Starboard Aloha Classic officially open By American Windsurfing Tour, , 6:40 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Last night all the American Windsurfing Tour riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party and registration for the Aloha Classic at Adventure Sports Maui. Food, drinks, photos and lots of chat was the order of the evening, and this morning all with gather again at 9am for the official opening blessing. ...
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Le tour du Rhum en cinq flottes By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 6:29 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Depuis l’ouverture du village vendredi dernier et le coup d’envoi de cette Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe à terre, l’engouement du public qui se presse sur les quais de la cité corsaire n’en finit pas de rappeler que la plus célèbre des transats n’est pas une course comme les autres. ...
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Making Ends Meet – Interview with Bill Erkelens, Team Alvimedica COO By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, , 5:11 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Many know Bill Erkelens as a former rigger, team manager for the Maxi Sayonara and subsequently Campaign manager for Oracle Racing during the IACC efforts and a really good sailor with a solid Rolodex of connections in the yacht racing world. When the opportunity to manage a Volvo team arose, Bill did not hesitate, and in late 2013, the Bay Area Native accepted the roles as COO for Team Alvimedica ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Constant change for Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 4:04 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica OBR Amory Ross reports on the crew’s progress in the Volvo Ocean Race. Even in the 'straight-line' sailing that has dominated the last portion of the race, the dynamic of our fleet position has been in a state of constant change. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - ADOR ahead at halfway stage of Leg 1 By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 3:29 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate’s 2014–15 Volvo Ocean Race contester, crossed the halfway point of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in the lead as the fleet race toward the finish line in South Africa. Since setting sail from Alicante, Spain en route to Cape Town, ADOR has consistently led the pack of seven teams – often by several nautical miles. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA fighting and determined By Corinna Halloran, , 3:08 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 18 for the crew in the Volvo Ocean Race. We are fighting. We are determined. We are focused. Yes, today was not easy, but we did not allow ourselves to slow down-- we sailed with the conditions given and sailed at 100% performance. ...
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International Paralympic Committee publishes 2015 Anti-Doping Code By IPC, , 2:41 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) published its 2015 Anti-Doping Code on Wednesday (29 October), which will apply to all Member organisations, Paralympic Games and IPC recognised International Federations, from 1 January 2015. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Sailing legend seeks French entry By Marina Thomas, , 1:45 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston hopes to inspire greater French participation in ocean racing through his entry in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. 'France is a nation of sailors with excellent role models; legends in their own right,' said Sir Robin. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – Ice gates and getting south By Henry Bomby, , 12:38 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - The big news of yesterday was the introduction of an ice gate by Race Director Jack Lloyd. Designed to take away the temptation for the teams to dive deep south in the search for better pressure and a better angle to Cape Town. The Ice Gate is placed at 42 deg South between 20W and 10W, seen on the screenshot below. ...
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International skippers from eight nations take on La Route du Rhum By Route du Rhum, , 12:02 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - But the record 91 strong field is peppered with solo skippers from eight other nations, nine men and two women hailing from Italy, Great Britain, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium and Finland. In fact several of them rank as serious podium contenders in their respective classes. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: Oct. 29, 0630 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:20 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Up until now the comment from the boats to the east has been that Team Vestas Wind had made a bad move by digging west. But now, with the high pressure to the east expanding, perhaps Wouter on the Danish boat has read the future a little better and has set his team up for a comeback. ...
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Optimist World Championship 2014 - Strong winds for the second stage By Optiworlds, , 10:53 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Optimist World Championship 2014 - Six races were made last week and the fleet was divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each fleet has 70 sailors. This first part of this championship had light winds, lot of current and little waves but today it changed completely: The wind gauge marked 23 Knots on the race area, the waves were high and short. ...
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Weymouth welcomes Canadian 49er and FX teams By Sail Canada, , 4:50 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
After the ISAF World Championships, the Canadian Skiff Team moved to windy Weymouth to train for the month of October. Weymouth, being the host of the 2012 Olympic sailing events is a great venue, providing us with the perfect conditions to make some gains in our sailing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel snatch lead for now By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:00 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have finally given ground to Team Brunel after almost exactly a week at the head of the fleet but the new leaders’ thin advantage may well be very short-lived as the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 turned into a game of hunt-the-breeze. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ice Gate laid in Southern Ocean on Leg 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:37 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have specified an Ice Gate in the Southern Ocean of which all competitors must stay to the North, or pass on their starboard side. The gate has been set along the line of 42degrees South and runs for 10 degrees of longitude. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Reality for Team Vestas Wind By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 5:36 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race is an event that you get to watch unfold as something real. What happens on these boats day-to-day, what’s sent, what’s written about, what’s photographed, what’s on video is REAL. When you wake at 3am, it’s dark, really dark. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Straight-line progress continues for Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 5:07 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team Alvimedica OBR Amory Ross reports on the crew’s progress. It’s beginning to feel a bit like Groundhog Day onboard! Our straight-line progress south continues without significant change and after 48 hours of port tack bliss we’re still free running in the South Equatorial Current at steady speeds in excess of 20 knots. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA entering the Southern Ocean + Video By Corinna Halloran, , 2:52 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 17 for the team as they enter the Southern Ocean. Entering the Southern Ocean and racing to Cape Town is not as easy as sailing a straight line South. Currently, we are heading west in order to catch a Low pressure that spins out of the South. ...
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Comanche ocean trials in Newport + Video By Rob Kothe, , 2:24 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
Jim and Kristy Clark’s newly launched Comanche, a 100-foot supermaxi is aim for the Rolex Sydney to Hobart as her first major outing. The first video is of a training run from Newport, RI to Charleston, SC on Oct 24-26, 2014.The second video is of earlier trials off Newport. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Title race thrown wide open By Chris Yates, , 2:14 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
La Torche only produced one day of wind over the nine days for the PWA Grand Slam, but the one day of competition was one to remember as La Torche produced some of the best conditions of the year, for the wave sailors, with 20-30 knot winds and powerful, peeling, clean waves, providing the perfect platform for the world’s most radical sailors to throw themselves skywards. ...
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