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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet sets sail in race 11 By Marina Thomas, , 3:09 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
The PSP Logistics Panama Cup, race 11 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, set sail today with San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge providing the perfect backdrop for the 12-strong fleet of identical matched 70-foot boats. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 11 to get underway to Panama By Clipper Round the World, , 5:11 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, which is Race 11, gets underway today (Saturday) at 1300 local time in San Francisco (2000 UTC). This very tactical race from the Californian city to Panama will take approximately three weeks to complete. The race sees the teams transit the Panama Canal in its centenary year before starting Race 12 to Jamaica. ...
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Transat AG2R La Mondiale - Démâtage de Gedimat By Transat AG2R La Mondiale, , 3:24 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
A 23h40 hier soir, la direction de course de la transat AG2R La Mondiale s'aperçoit que la vitesse du bateau Gedimat est anormale et se tient en veille. Quelques minutes plus tard, à 00h08, l'explication tombe de la bouche du skipper de Gedimat, Thierry Chabagny : 'le bateau a démâté vers 21h TU (23 heures HF, ndlr)'. ...
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America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:29 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Winging It by noted America's Cup writers Diane Swintal, Steven Tsuchiya, and Robert Kamins, is not your father's book on the America's Cup.This is not a coffee table book, but more a working primer on the 34th America's Cup, the events that led up to the Match, and the racing it self - summarized in both narrative and data formats. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Switzerland drops trou for charity By Clipper Round the World, , 3:50 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
When it comes to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, you may have heard the rumours, but now the evidence is here. The crew of Switzerland have saved two more lives on behalf of Mercy Ships, their official charity, after getting naked while sailing across the cold Pacific Ocean to raise money. ...
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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014 - Back to business By Barby MacGowan, , 3:04 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Competitors at Les Voiles de St. Barth headed back to the race course today after enjoying the regatta’s traditional lay day yesterday, which gave them a chance to indulge in the French island’s onshore charms. Many regattas no longer feature such a break in the racing, but Les Voiles has maintained a five-day format (four days of racing with a mid-regatta break) since its inception five years ago ...
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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - 27th edition underway By Louay Habib, , 9:28 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
There were hundreds of smiling faces in Falmouth Harbour this morning. The 27th Edition of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta kicked off in glorious Caribbean weather, 20 knots of warm Trades' and two metre seas provided exciting conditions for the wondrous fleet of classic yachts that have gathered in Antigua. ...
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Transat AG2R La Mondiale - Safran-Guy Cotten finds trade winds By Safran Sailing Team, , 3:57 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Day 12 of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale and the situation is looking good for the nine crews who chose the road south. As expected, the Safran-Guy Cotten duo have found the consistent trade winds since Thursday that could carry them on one tack to the finish line in St Barts in the Caribbean. ...
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Why the 49er class is pushing hard to get finals format changed +Video By Ben Remocker, , 12:36 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The 49er class has a tradition of pushing sailing forward, aligning to the Olympic ideals and the Olympic business model. The overall Olympic success is a complex tonic, but the core product is live sports. Live coverage of sailing is difficult and expensive. Traditionally it has also been slow paced and difficult to understand for non-sailors, the vast majority of Olympic customers. ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour: Can Williams surpass Gilmour's record? By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:16 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team begin the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour with the aim, of course, of winning this year’s World Championship title. But as was the case in 2013, when Williams disappointingly finished overall runner-up to Taylor Canfield’s USone team, victory this year would be significant: To date Williams has won the Tour four times – in 2007-8 and 2011-12. ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community By Robert Sand, , 7:58 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
With massive local support, the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup is back on the calendar for 2014. This is due to a three-year agreement made by Thisted Forsikring, a local and acknowledged Danish insurance company, which ensures the foundation for organizing the event. ...
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Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video By Kirsten Ferguson, , 10:23 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for day two of Les Voiles de St. Barth, and it came in a steady line of squalls moving south to north across the island, presenting challenging conditions for competitors and the Race Committee alike. ...
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HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 9:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. This technology was developed to give fighter pilots there-when-they-need-it information at a glance. While racing sailors are more interested with tactical edges over their competitors than getting missile lock on an enemy, the basic information need is the same. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The first team to officially qualify for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is Dongfeng Race Team. Confirmation came direct from Jack Lloyd, Race Director of the Volvo Ocean Race that following the team’s recent 18 day training voyage, Dongfeng Race Team has met the official qualification requirements of sailing 2,000 nautical miles non-stop with 60% of the crew members for Leg 1 onboard. ...
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ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 By ISAF, , 4:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 have been released. Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) occupy the world number one spots in the Open and Women's Match Race Rankings. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera By ISAF, , 3:44 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres will see Olympic medallists, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists compete as the 2013-2014 series draws to a close. More than 1,100 sailors across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events will race on the French Riviera from Monday 21 April through to Saturday 26 April. ...
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2016 Vendée Globe: Where are the women? By Vendée Globe, , 12:18 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Vendée Globe 2016 - Lining up at the start of the Everest of the Seas in 1996, Isabelle Autissier and Catherine Chabaud opened the Vendée Globe up to women. The former was forced to stop in Cape Town to repair her rudder, after being up there with the frontrunners. ...
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America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 10:28 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The predicted penalty of a five year suspension from the sport, for Oracle Team USA wingsail trimmer, Dirk de Ridder, would appear to be extreme by international standards. The case is due to go before the International Sailing Federation's Review Board in late April. They will consider the report from the Disciplinary Commission, which is the body believed to have recommended a five year penalty ...
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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014 - Ready to rumble + Videos By Kirsten Ferguson, , 9:22 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014 - With the nine classes separated into four starts, the fleet was sent off in a light southeasterly breeze of about 8 -10 knots, sailing courses of either 21 nautical miles or, in the case of the bigger, faster boats, 28 nautical miles. ...
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World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video By Elena Giolai, , 12:06 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
At a press conference organised by ‘Vela Garda Trentino’ together with the sailing clubs involved there was the official presentation of the second ‘World Youth Sailing Week’ an event dedicated to youth sailing and taking place in the Garda Trentino region during the week of Easter. The event comprises a series of regattas organised in the Alto Garda region. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns By KPMS, , 12:00 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Final preparations are underway for the 27th Rolex China Sea Race, Asia’s principal offshore competition which gets underway on Wednesday, 16 April. A fleet of 34 yachts from eight countries are expected to make the start line in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong ahead of a 565-nm race through the South China Sea to Subic Bay, The Philippines. ...
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Nikola Girke and Luke Ramsay catapult into spring season By Nikola Girke and Luke Ramsay, , 11:37 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Learn more about how Nacra 17 sailors Nikola Girke and Luke Ramsay are catapulting into their spring season. ...
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Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle By Fabrice Thomazeau, , 5:48 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
It may be close to the end of the Caribbean sailing season, but the sailors on 70 boats registered for this fifth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth are freshly fired up for friendly battles against some top competitors before they head north to the U.S. and across the 'pond' to the UK and Europe to chase an endless sailing season. ...
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CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs By CNN Mainsail, , 1:10 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Shirley Robertson and the CNN Mainsail team have been DownUnder and filed this video report on the 18ft skiffs, their history, characters and current sailors. Robertson, a double Olympic Gold Medalist, talks with several past and present 18ft skiff sailors, including iain Murray, John Winning, Seve Jarvin and 98 year old Billy Barnett. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65 By North Sails Media, , 12:22 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
When it comes to the Volvo Ocean Race (or any ocean race for that matter), Bruno Dubois is North Sails' point man. His thousands of ocean miles and 25 years of sailmaking have something to do with it. A veteran of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Jules Verne and Whitbread Round the World Race, he is a Corel 45 world champion and Mini Transat winner. ...
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