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ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends By ISAF, , 3:53 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The Laser Radial Boys and Girls fleets will be the largest at the ISAF Youth World Sailing Worlds with 58 male and 47 female competitors ready to do battle. Racing commences on 14 July with the world's best young Radial sailors ready to fight for the titles that have been won by Russell Coutts, Robert Scheidt, Ben Ainslie, Siren Sundby and Carolijn Brouwer throughout the history of the regatta. ...
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Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran By Sail-World, , 11:15 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Leading French trans-oceanic racer, Thomas Coville is close to setting off on another solo circumnavigation record attempt. He will be using the latest North Sails 3Di Raw technology. Here's the video of Coville putting the giant Sodebo through her paces ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:06 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Experienced French sailor Laurent Pagès has been chosen by Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking to complete his line-up for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Pagès brings a winning pedigree to the Dutch challengers after he helped guide Groupama to victory in the last edition in 2011-12. ...
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Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature By Richard Gladwell Ssail-World.com/nz, , 9:44 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
After being based in Australia since 2008, the Bakewell-White 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) has returned to New Zealand for what the designer called 'a major refit'. Renamed 'Rio', her new US owners wanted a boat that would be able to have a serious crack at the Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, which runs from Los Angeles to Hawaii. ...
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Dinghy Academy is staging ground for young Finn talent By Robert Deaves, , 9:01 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Falasca, aged 18, said, 'I started sailing the Finn in March at the Academy with Luca, with the support of the Finn Class through its FIDeS programme. I started because I knew some Argentinian and Uruguayan guys were sailing in Valencia so I thought it was a good opportunity to start a sailing career and have some progress in my sailing.' ...
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Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:25 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Updated to include images from the rescue and two interviews. Earlier, Maritime NZ have confirmed that the J/111 Django was abandoned off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand late Tuesday afternoon and the three crew taken aboard a Navy patrol vessel. The yacht was returning from the ANZ Fiji Race, when she experienced strong easterly winds about 170nm off the coast of the North Island. ...
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Finn Silver Cup - Arkadiy Kistanov takes the lead in Hoorn + Video By Robert Deaves, , 6:02 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS), the 2011 Finn Junior World Champion, has taken the lead after a difficult day afloat on the second day in Hoorn, The Netherlands. Only one race was sailed as the breeze faded during the race and eventually switched off after the first boats finished. ...
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Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1 By Camille El Beze, , 5:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
On day one of the Nacra 17 Europeans, the 71 competitors from 28 different nations had a long day waiting around the boat park in La Grande Motte when the wind refused to build enough to allow any competition. One of the two allocated fleets went afloat in steady rain to await a possible start in a light breeze, but the wind faded and shifted in direction and so they were returned to shore. ...
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Soto 40 World Championship: Noticia IV finishes first in practice race By Soto 40 Media, , 2:58 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Today at the Soto 40 World Championship, the boats completed a practice race in Valencia waters, in which Luis Martín Cabiedes’ Noticia IV finished first position. The official races will start tomorrow at 1 pm. The start of the practice race was scheduled at 1pm but it finally started at 1:25 pm (CEST), after two practice starts. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video By ISAF, , 1:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds will welcome experienced SL16 heads and fresh 29er faces when racing commences in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July 2014. Sixteen teams featuring several former medallists will fight it out in the Open Multihull SL16 fleet whilst a number of new Open Skiff 29er teams will make their ISAF Youth Worlds debut in the 30-boat fleet. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams By Volvo Ocean Race media, , 1:15 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Eight new crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 were today unveiled in separate announcements from Team Alvimedica and the Spanish Team challengers. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced By Team Campos media, , 10:18 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Two newcomers to the Volvo Ocean Race and a 32 years old 'veteran' join the Spanish project in the offshore race that will start next October from Alicante. The team led by Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández confirmed this Monday that Spaniards Rafa Trujillo and Antonio 'Ñeti' Cuervas-Mons and French Nicolas Lunven will be, respectively, trimmer/driver, bowman and navigator of the new Spanish boat. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top By Chris Yates, , 11:57 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The first ever Awaza PWA World Cup Turkmenistan proved to be a tricky, and sometimes frustrating affair, as light and shifty winds unfortunately interrupted the regular thermal winds which usually frequent Awaza. Juan Antonio Aragon and his race crew made the absolute most of the conditions which presented themselves and gained results for both the men's and women's fleets. ...
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base By Sail-World, , 9:05 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa, was very satisfied with the performance of the the team's foiling AC45 catamaran and said: 'What we experienced today is a great start; with wind between 8 and 15 knots we foiled both upwind and downwind and maintained an average speed that we wouldn’t have expected on the second day of sailing. ...
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Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine By Star Class World Championship, , 6:01 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, July 5th, the International Star Class World Championship was decided in dramatic style on the last leg of the last race. GER 8340 Robert Stanjek with crew Frithjof Kleen led by ten points going into the last race and held on in a nervy final race to become the new world champions and the first German world champion for seventeen years. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan By Chris Yates, , 5:32 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on the penultimate day of the PWA Awaza World Cup. After a glassy and windless start, the wind slowly built in the late afternoon and shortly after five o’clock it looked as though we would see the conclusion of the men’s opening elimination. ...
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Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France! By Kathy Large, Halifax, Nova Scotia , 5:21 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Ocean racers from the Maritimes, Newfoundland, the U.S.A. and France are heading out on another edition of Route Halifax Saint-Pierre on Tues., July 8th. The starting gun fires at noon and sends the fleet from Halifax harbour racing up the Atlantic Coast. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena By Camille El Beze, , 5:08 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
La Grande Motte, a purpose built resort 20 minutes east of Montpellier, has a strong past and recent tradition in competitive sailing, but the Nacra 17 Europeans finds the town stepping back into the Olympic classes arena after a break of more than ten years. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:42 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
At Stena Match Cup Sweden, Swedish fans turned out in the thousands to cheer on defending champion, Bjorn Hansen on the way to his claiming a third consecutive victory at the event, on this occasion against Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew. ...
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J/27 North Americans to take place at Oakville Yacht Squadron By JBoats, , 3:29 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The J/27 North Americans will be hosted once again this year by the Oakville Yacht Squadron, on Lake Ontario on August 8th-10th. As of June 28th, 14 boats are registered, and there is promise to reach 20. This is a very special event for the J/27 fleet as it commemorates 30 years since the introduction of the J/27. ...
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Can-Am Regatta to take place at Youngstown July 26-27 By JBoats, , 2:45 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
There is no question that J/88s have begun to quicken the heartbeat of many sailors who enjoy the versatility of an easy-to-sail dinghy with the attributes of a keelboat that can simply blast offshore and can be trailered to any event they wish! ...
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Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur By Kathy Large, RHSP Halifax, NS , 1:21 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
A fleet of ocean racing sail boats will leave Halifax harbour on Tues., July 8th, 2014. The fleet for 'Route Halifax Saint-Pierre 2014' will start in Halifax harbour at noon and then race on a 353-mile course to the French islands of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. This is the seventh edition of this challenging international event that connects American, Canadian and French sailors. ...
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World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup By Sail-World, , 12:03 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Semi-Finals and Finals of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, replay from Marstrand. The Stena Cup concludes with the finish of the Semi-Final Round and then into the Finals ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:36 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden was two flights into its Semi-Finals stage at the close of play on the penultimate day of racing and in both matches it remains tied on 1-1. The top four going through to the Semi-Finals were decided earlier today with Italian Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa the sole team to win their Quarter Finals in straight sets, in their case against David Gilmour. ...
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Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine By Star Class World Championship, , 6:19 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, July 4th, at the Star World Championship, American team Augie Diaz with crew Arnis Baltins in USA 8465 have more to celebrate than their American holiday: Independence Day. In the pivotal, and ultimately dramatic Race 5, USA 8465 Diaz/Baltins won their first race of the 2014 event and after the calculation of a drop race, maintain a position in the top five of the overall standings. ...
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