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RORC Caribbean 600 proving irresistible By Louay Habib, , 1:45 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
The seventh edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is looking like a real cracker and proving irresistible to a variety of yacht racing teams from all over the world. An international fleet of over 50 yachts has now entered the offshore blast around the Caribbean, indicating that last year's record entry of 60 yachts may be bettered. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Malacca Nightmare – now it’s a boat race again!! By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 11:19 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg three race leader Dongfeng yesterday was 100 nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack as she sped down the first part of the funnel that is the Malacca Straits. Then she hit the wall, almost parked up and in the day, she lost 55 miles. Suddenly she was only 45 nautical miles ahead of the second placed boat, MAPFRE, as the following fleet was still in 5-6 knots of breeze. ...

2015 Annapolis to Newport Race - Battle for Surflant Prize By Annapolis to Newport Race, , 4:58 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Annapolis to Newport Race - Naval Academy, Coast Guard Academy already entered for 2015, race committee challenges other academies to join battle for Surflant Prize. ...

2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Off to a great start By Bill Wagner, , 4:36 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - There is no better sight than a steady stream of racing boats either sailing or motoring out of the Historic Seaport harbor around 10 a.m. on Monday. That's a sure sign that the annual race week held off Key West is starting on time and with enough wind to get the regatta underway. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica - Enter the Dragon + Video By Andy Rice, , 2:27 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
This morning Team Alvimedica and the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have entered the mouth of the Malacca Strait, the potentially treacherous gateway to south-east Asia. ...

Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Day 3 By Sue Pelling, , 1:58 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
The concluding races the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Coastal Series took place today. Although the conditions were unusually light and fluky, the racing was intense in all classes with most fighting it out for overall honours right to the bitter end. ...

World Match Racing Tour's title sponsor goes into administration By WMRT, , 1:57 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Retail broker Alpari (UK) Limited, title sponsor for the World Match Racing Tour since 2012, has gone into administration, after being battered by the surge in the Swiss franc last week. The tour announced that it is continuing as scheduled, including their final event of the 2014 World Championship in Malaysia on February 10-14. ...

Kieler Woche 2015 promotes Olympic sailing competitions By Kieler Woche Pressesprecher, , 6:19 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Kieler Woche is being held from June 20th to 28th 2015. With more and more world championships taking place in Kiel, the city emphasizes its application to host the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2024 or 2028. Just like in the previous year with a record number of participants for the ORC Worlds and the following SAP 505 Worlds, there will again be two high-class world championships ...

Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía – Kiteboarding and Dragons return By Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía, , 6:13 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
The 46 edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, to be held between 28 March and 4 April in the Bay of Palma in Mallorca (Spain), will see an increase of competitors with the incorporation of the astonishing Kiteboarding and the comeback of the Dragon Class. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami preview By ISAF, , 5:28 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup - From 26-31 January 2015, Miami, USA will welcome world class fields in ten Olympic and three Paralympic events for the second regatta of the series. ...

Audi Melges 20 Class - Miami Winter Series By Audi Melges 20 North American Board, , 5:23 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
The first 2014/2015 Miami Winter Series (MWS) event is in the books. Jason Michas at the helm of Midnight Blue prevailed to win the overall title on the final day with Marc Hollerbach on FU finishing in second. Our great friend from Italy - Achille Onorato aboard Mascalzone Latino, Jr. rounded out the top three. ...

Barcelona World Race - The South is looming. By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:01 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race the leading boats are expected to reach 40°S, the border post of the ‘deep south’, on Wednesday. So for leaders Cheminées Poujoulat and their nearest rivals Neutrogena, as well as third-placed Gaes Centros Auditivos, today was a day to prepare – mentally, practically and tactically – for the fast-approaching challenges of the Southern Oceans. ...

Barcelona World Race - Casse-têtes et jeux de patience By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:34 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Aux portes du grand Sud, les équipages de la Barcelona World Race n’ont pas encore trouvé la clé des vents. Depuis 24 heures, le duo de tête se démène aux abords d’un front plutôt actif qui génère des vents très instables et quantité de grains parfois violents. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:50 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January 2015: The two big moves of the last 12 hours have been made by Dongfeng and Team Alvimedica. Let’s comment on the leaders first. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Sally Barkow - from the Olympics to the Volvo By Sail-World, , 9:37 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Sally Barkow before the start of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, on how she made the transition from Olympic sailing to offshore and the woman's crew aboard Team SCA. A skilled match racer and has been on and off the Olympic circuit for the past 10 years, Sally Barkow competed for the US team in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, in the Yngling Womens keelboat event ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The big casino *Feature By Gonzalo Infante, , 4:56 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The Malacca and Singapore Straits are a big talking point of this leg - and not without reason. These narrow and busy passages have all the ingredients to make them extremely difficult places to race sail boats. ...

Quantum Key West Race Week - Flurry of activity By Bill Wagner, , 2:06 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Key West has been a flurry of activity for the last four days as sailors swarmed into town for the annual race week that is being held here for the 28th year. Quantum Key West 2015, which begins Monday on the aqua waters off the southernmost point of the United States, has attracted 115 boats in 10 classes and competitors have been busily preparing and practicing ...

2015 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Day 2 By Sue Pelling, , 1:38 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
After two days of racing in the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Coastal Series, leading contenders for the overall honours are beginning to emerge. ...

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