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EFPT Lanzarote - Tow-in windsurfing action on day 3 By EFPT, , 7:32 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
On the third day of the EFPT Lanzarote there were light winds around the event-site throughout the whole day and therefor was committed a 100% to tow-in windsurfing, proving that nowind doesn’t have to be a problem. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco out front By Camille El Beze, , 7:09 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Nacra 17 European Championships, on the strength of an exceptional run of three second places today in a challenging, shifty Tramontane WNW’ly which peaked at a stamina sapping 26kts, Spain’s Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco lead going into the final day. ...
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Finn Silver Cup - Anders Pedersen claims victory in Hoorn By Robert Deaves, , 6:02 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Anders Pedersen (NOR) has won his first ever Finn Silver Cup, and in his last year as a Junior, without any more races taking place. Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) took the silver and Nened Bugarin (CRO) took the bronze. For the third day in a row the 32 Finn sailors set out from Hoorn and came back with no more races sailed. ...
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Tour de France a la Voile - The game is wide open By Fabienne Morin, , 5:53 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The Tour de France à la Voile 2014 is a wide open game. And this Friday in Granville has been a perfect example. It was a busy day on the water. The M34 fleet had three more inshore races in their agenda, and the objective for Fabien Henry and his crew was to keep Courrier Dunkerque behind them. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Concorde wins the Half Ton Spirit Trophy By Fiona Brown, , 5:38 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup came to a sparkling conclusion today with one final thrilling race off the beautiful North Brittany coast and a delightful prize giving on the waterfront of Saint-Quay-Portreiux. With the breeze a little lighter at around 10-14 knots we saw some different faces at the front of the pack today and the finish was incredibly close, both on the water and on corrected time ...
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Soto 40 World Championship - Huge expectations on penultimate day By Soto 40 Media, , 5:18 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
We’ve arrived at the penultimate competition day in the Soto 40 World Championship that confirmed the equality of the eight crews and boats of the fleet. Alegre and Noticia IV were today’s winners. The Spanish boat also reduced its distance from Ngoni, which is still top position overall with 25 points. ...
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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland returns to battle in Cowes By James Boyd, , 5:05 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Having claimed Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup victory in 2010, Ireland was unable to mount a campaign to defend its title in 2012, but this year they are returning to Cowes for the RORC's biennial regatta for amateur national three boat teams, over 19th-26th July, with one of the strongest line-ups taking part. ...
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Abu Dhabi e Team Alvimedica partem para Inglaterra By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:00 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Rivais na disputa da Volvo Ocean Race, os barcos Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing e Team Alvimedica partiram nessa semana para um desafio juntos. As equipes partiram dos Estados Unidos para um treinão pelo Atlântico até o Reino Unidos. A regra não permite competição entre eles, mas o teste é importante na preparação dos times para a Volta ao Mundo. ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans - Maloney and Meech bullet into the lead By International 49er Class, , 4:16 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The reigning World Champions from New Zealand dominated both the men’s and women’s fleets at the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. With the sun shining brightly and the breeze blowing a perfect 12 to 16 knots, Alex Maloney said the conditions were similar to what they often experience back home in New Zealand. ...
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470 European Championships - Champions in control on day 1 By International 470 Class Association, , 2:32 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the 2014 470 European Championships got underway on 10 July 2014 on the waters of the Saronic Gulf, Greece. Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) take an early advantage at the 470 Europeans. But only just, as both event leaders are on equal points with the second placed teams behind them. ...
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PredictWind's Weather Routing tool gives option of comfort or speed By Sail-World.com, , 12:47 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
With PredictWind’s Weather Routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier. What can take hours to do manually happens with the click of a button on PredictWind. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden 2014 - Three in a row for Bjorn Hansen By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 12:42 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second event in the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, provided a fairy tale finish for local Swedish fans with skipper Bjorn Hansen claiming his third successive title in Scandinavia’s premier match racing contest. ...
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Marmaris International Race Week 2014 - New promo video By Icarus Sailing Media., , 12:29 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Marmaris International Race Week will complete its 25th year in 2014 and mass participation is expected. One of the biggest regattas at the East Mediterranean with over 200 boats participating will provide us with exciting moments in the beautiful area of Marmaris Bay in Turkey from 25th to 31st of October. ...
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Clipper Round the World - The fight for final points gets underway By Clipper Ventures, , 10:48 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, it’s been a night of close match racing as the fleet embarked on the final race of the 2013-14 edition, as the teams battle it out for the final points up for grabs in the 16 Race Global Series. ...
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49er Europeans: Live video action from Helsinki, Finland By Sail-World, , 9:14 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The women race first in the 49er FX followed by the men in the 49er. ...
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America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:01 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the America’s Cup Challenger of Record, has taken the initiative and called a meeting of potential Challengers for the 35th America’s Cup, ahead of the close of entries in less than a month’s time. The meeting will be a face to face meeting with about seven Challenger teams attending plus the Defender, Oracle Team USA. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Swuzzlebubble victorious with a day to spare By Fiona Brown, , 9:38 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
With a bravura performance of three straight wins on today's penultimate day, the stunningly restored 1978 Farr designed Swuzzlebubble, owned and helmed by Peter Morton and crewed by Kelvin Rawlings, Anthony Haines, Eouard Lynch, John Kemp, David Lenz and Martin Calmon, claimed the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup with a day to spare. ...
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Tour de France a la Voile - Courrier Dunkerque 3 moves up By Fabienne Morin, , 8:34 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Daniel Souben and his team are doing a real coup on the second offshore leg of the Tour de France à la Voile, between Dieppe and Granville in Normandy. They made a perfect tactical choice to finish 15 minutes ahead the second Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite. ...
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Audi-Tron Sailing Series - Melges 20 fleet ready for action By Joy Dunigan, , 8:23 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
More than 40 Audi Melges 20 teams will compete this weekend at the Riva Del Garda edition of the 2014 Audi-Tron Sailing Series, the fourth act of the five-part European program that also serves as a prelude to the World Championship. The Worlds is scheduled to take place in late August (25-30) in the same location, hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva, organized by B.Plan Sports & Events and Melges Europe. ...
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Overall and Corinthian winners decided By Rupert Holmes, , 8:07 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Day five at the Dragon Edinburgh Cup saw tensions rise in an incredibly close race in unstable winds that saw the top five boats separated by just 12 seconds at the start of the final beat. ...
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Tour de France a la Voile - Rough ride for Groupama 34 By Vincent Borde, , 8:00 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The 177 miles that made up the second offshore leg in the Tour de France a la Vole, linking Dieppe and Granville, was set to be tough, as much for the guys as the gear: strong wind, rough seas and punching tide. It has to be said that on the competitors' arrival in the former home port of French sailing legend Christophe Auguin, the sailors had suffered, some more than others. ...
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Volvo Cork Week - Front runners emerge on day 3 By Louay Habib, , 7:48 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Unsettled weather provided changeable conditions for day three of racing at Volvo Cork Week. The day started with bright sunshine and balmy conditions, causing a short postponement for many classes and light rain (honestly!) and a stiffer breeze was encountered during the day. ...
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EFPT Lanzarote – Disappointing weather on day 2 By EFPT, , 7:40 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
On day two of the EFPT Lanzarote, with a rather marginal forecast, we started the day with the skipper’s meeting at 10.00am. Just as the day before though, an unusual weather situation over the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura led to a messed up windsystem and cloudy skies. ...
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Finn Silver Cup - Frustration grows following light wind day By Robert Deaves, , 7:27 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The weather is throwing is best and its worst at the Finn Silver Cup sailors. After Wednesday was lost through too strong winds, another day was lost Thursday with not enough wind. The day spent in sweltering temperatures and no wind, and while one race was started, it was abandoned at the windward mark as the wind vanished into the humid Dutch air. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Big winds halt racing in La Grande Motte By Camille El Beze, , 6:30 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The strong Mistral gusting up to 30kts at times meant it was too windy for the first scheduled Finals day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships. Racing is billed to resume Friday with a start sequence planned from 1000hrs local time. ...
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