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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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PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 5:08 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
On day four of the PWA Awaza World Cup, the wind failed to make an appearance as the searing heat prevented the local thermal effect from kicking in. With sailors on hold for the entirety of the day we caught up with a couple of them to discuss yesterday’s racing. ...
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Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder By Clipper Ventures, , 2:34 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Henri Lloyd has won its fifth race of the series, the OneDLL Cup, from Derry-Londonderry to Den Helder, The Netherlands, the fleet’s penultimate stopover before the London homecoming. The win is the team’s ninth podium overall and Canadian skipper Eric Holden and his crew have secured enough points to be unbeatable in the series. ...
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Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup By Clipper Ventures, , 11:51 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, following this morning’s tight finish to Race 15, today’s skipper reports reveal the close and competitive racing taking place in the closing stages of the OneDll Cup. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 11:16 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Spain’s new entry for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 arrived in its home country this week as offshore sailing’s biggest event began its 100-day countdown to the start on October 4. ...
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World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup By Sail-World, , 10:55 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Quarter and Semi-Finals live of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, live from Marstrand ...
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Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup By Robert Deaves, , 10:41 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
This could be the most hard fought for Silver Cup so far with a large group of favourites hoping to win the cup in their last year as a junior. Peter McCoy (GBR) finished fourth last year, but then won the 2013 Junior European Championship a few weeks later. Anders Pedersen (NOR) is Norway's top Finn sailor and picked up the bronze in last year's Junior Europeans. ...
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Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, , 10:03 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
The key boat buying demographic, the 40 to 65 age group, has embraced online media enthusiastically, with video, imagery and major feature stories providing much more information and entertainment than ever before. More and more people are choosing large-screen smartphones (phablets) over seven to eight-inch tablets says the key industry data group, the International Data Corporation (IDC). ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 9:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on day three of the PWA Awaza World Cup as the sailors endured another long day on the beach. Just like yesterday the wind arrived in the early evening allowing the second elimination of the women’s slalom to be completed, in similar tricky conditions to yesterday, whilst the men have been whittled down to the top twenty-four. ...
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Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 8:13 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four at the 2014 International Star Class World Championship will be remembered as the longer, until now, of this 92nd edition. Two races were in schedule due to the yesterday’s cancellation of the race number three in order to catch up with the program. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:22 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden is known for being one of the few events where, thanks to the boats and venue topography, sailors can race in anger inshore in gale force conditions with spinnakers. Over its 20 years this has provided some of the most action-packed match racing of all time, all visible to the spectators packing Marstrand’s natural sailing stadium. ...
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Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth By Heather Ewing, , 5:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Oceans of Hope, the 20-metre yacht undertaking the first circumnavigation with a working crew of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), has arrived in Portsmouth, UK, on the latest leg of the 61,000-kilometre (33,000-nautical mile) global voyage. ...
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Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Registration details By Bayview Mackinac Race Committee, , 4:44 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - It's hard to believe that registration is less than a week away! Here's a step-by-step manual to make sure you are ready for registration. Please note that you must bring a printed copy of your Boarding Pass to registration or you will not be able to register! ...
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RORC Transatlantic Race - Polishing up the silver By Trish Jenkins, , 4:26 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Two magnificent perpetual trophies will be awarded to winners of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's inaugural Transatlantic Race this November. Departing from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, the first yacht to complete the course and cross the finish line, 2,800 miles later in Grenada, will be presented with an exquisite sterling silver trophy by the International Maxi Association (IMA). ...
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