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Classic 18fters racing on Sydney Harbour By Sail-World, , 12:27 PM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
The Classic 18fters were racing again on Saturday on Sydney harbour. Michael Chittenden caught the action from a shore vantage point. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Can Dongfeng still hang on for a Sanya win?? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 8:13 AM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
When race leader Dongfeng rounded Singapore 60+ nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack, it looked like the final 1200 miles of Leg three would be a procession but over the last day, the Volvo Ocean race leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya China appears to have tightened incredibly. ...
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2015 Panerai Transat Classique - A flurry of finishers By Panerai Transat Classique, , 3:56 AM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
Today, 23 January, will forever remain in the memories of those taking part in the Panerai Transat Classique with six contenders for a place on the podium crossing the finishing line in Fort-de-France Bay in the space of thirteen hours. What a day it’s been! ...
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Barcelona World Race - Taking advantage By Barcelona World Race, , 3:24 AM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - The first of the Great Capes is fast-approaching, with the leading boats in the Barcelona World Race expected to pass the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of South Africa tomorrow. As they pass 20°E, the Atlantic Ocean will deliver its verdict – did Cheminées Poujoulat’s east-bound track or Neutrogena’s southerly gamble pay off? ...
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Nacra 17 - A major season By Groupama Sailing Team, , 2:29 AM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
For the past two years, Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim have been involved in preparations for the Rio Games 2016 in the Nacra 17, the new Olympic catamaran for mixed doubles. Putting up a very solid performance in the first season with victory at the Semaine Olympique in La Rochelle then a second season dominated by the other French pairing Besson - Riou ...
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2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Sept pour le Grand Huit By Barcelona World Race, , 2:30 PM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
Les petits messages des équipages engagés dans cette édition 2015 de la Barcelona World Race ne laissent aucun doute. Les Quarantièmes Rugissants vont être fidèles à leur réputation. D’ores et déjà quatre bateaux Cheminées Poujoulat, Neutrogena, GAES Centros Auditivos et Renault Captur ont pu avoir un avant-goût de leur prochain mois de navigation jusqu’à la porte de sortie des mers du Sud ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 500 miles to go By Dongfeng Race Team, , 12:56 PM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
The world is watching. Can Dongfeng Race Team hold onto their 57 nautical miles lead to China for what will essentially be the ultimate home victory? Or will another team get desperate and make a bold decision that could cost Dongfeng their win? ...
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2015 Barcelona World Race - Slalom spécial By Barcelona World Race, , 12:30 PM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
On savait Guillermo Altadill accrocheur. Avec son compère José Muñoz, le skipper de Neutrogena rappelle qu’il faudra compter sur lui. Depuis la nuit dernière, les deux hommes ont enclenché la surmultipliée et ont repris près de 80 milles au leader, Cheminées Poujoulat. ...
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2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Fantastic finish By Bill Wagner, , 4:13 AM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
Most of the marque classes at Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 came down to the last day of the regatta, which delivered the toughest conditions of the week. Howling winds and rough seas challenging the competitors on Friday, forcing the top contenders to raise their game in order to claim overall victory. ...
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Barcelona World Race: Weather beacons launched midrace By Barcelona World Race, , 3:47 AM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Sport met science today on the Barcelona World Race when the pairs of skippers took the first opportunity to deploy their data monitoring Argo beacon which was given to them in Bareclona prior to the start. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Hands like coal shovels By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 7:50 PM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - A team is as strong as its weakest link. Fortunately, Jens Dolmer is the key shackle in the yellow Brunel chain. Some say he fights bears with his bare hands; all we know is that this sailor is a real tower of strength. He tosses around a bag weighing 25 kilos as if it’s his daughter’s school satchel. But there’s a lot more to this tall Dane than just brute force. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leader - Dongfeng - the right place at the right time By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 7:02 PM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - With a solid 17-20 knots from the north east, reducing the possibility of a distance sapping park up, the likehood of the Leg three leader the Chinese boat Dongfeng getting the gun in Sanya just 640 nautical miles ahead continues to strengthen. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Notice Of Race online By ISAF, , 6:15 PM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship set to be held in Swinoujscie, Poland from 15 – 19 September 2015 Notice of Race has been released. ...
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Panerai Transat Classique - A long night! By Panerai Transat Classique 2015, , 5:54 PM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
Panerai Transat Classique - It was a long night. Amazon maintained the suspense right up to the last moment, revising her ETA by an hour... every hour! But above all it was a long night for those aboard because when she finally crossed the finishing line of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 it was 05:45:56 Martinique time. ...
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Currently doing scheduled maintenance. By Site Adminstrators, , 2:52 PM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
Currently doing scheduled maintenance. Some elements of site may not be visible at the moment. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Changes to Team Vestas Wind crew By Sail-World, , 9:40 AM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
On 2nd January 2015, Team Vestas Wind announced that skipper Chris Nicholson had been tasked to review the team during the month of January. The objective is to ensure the right team for the come back to the race, which is now, for this team, of a different nature than the scheduled original route from Alicante to Gothenburg. ...
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McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Highlight video released By Sail-World, , 8:07 AM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
Beau Outteridge has compiled a video of highlights and interviews from the 2015 McDougall + McConanghy Moth Worlds completed recently in Sorrento, Melbourne ...
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America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges complaint against Tienpont By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:05 AM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
Former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell has issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the International Sailing Federation over the actions of a fellow crew member, Simeon Tienpont, and inaction by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, in San Francisco. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Jump seat and Pro-Am race spots up for auction By Jane Eagleson, , 9:10 PM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Children’s heart health continues to benefit from Team Alvimedica’s online auction now underway for two unique experiences during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover here. The Chinese Agape Foundation Inc. will be the recipient of funds raised for these unique team experiences in Sanya, the next stopover port of the global ocean race. ...
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Superyacht Cup Palma - Registration open By The Superyacht Cup, , 12:29 PM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Superyacht Cup Palma - Since opening registration at the beginning of January, fourteen yachts have already put their names down to attend, including returning participants and new visitors. The last edition attracted 26 entries, the largest superyacht racing fleet in the Mediterranean during 2015. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Young South Africans shortlisted By Amy Martindale, , 12:06 PM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
A unique youth development initiative to find eight young South Africans to build their teamworking and leadership skills by participating in the world’s longest ocean challenge, the famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has revealed a shortlist of 30 candidates from across the country. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng​ Race Team suffer​ damage By Dongfeng Race Team, , 11:54 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 update from Dongfeng Race Team: All hands on deck as Chinese crew suffer damage to their boat as the tack line of an important sail (J1) broke suddenly sending the 132 m² sail shooting up the forestay in a matter of seconds. The team have managed to set up a temporary replacement but the reality is, this is a rude awakening of how far away the finish line is. ...
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America's Cup: Italy to host first America's Cup World Series regatta By Sail-World, , 10:01 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
The city of Cagliari , Sardinia - Italy, will inaugurate the 2015 – 2016 America's Cup World Series, the regattas preliminary to the 35th America's Cup. The event will take place in the Gulf surrounding the island's capital from June 4 to 7, 2015. ...
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Images of the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 1: By Steve Western, , 3:36 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Bay of Islands photographer, Steve Western was on hand to catch the action on the on the first Day (and with a couple from Day 2) of racing at the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week. The two events are being conducted in the picturesque Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ. Five superyachts are competing along with round the world race winner Steinlager 2. ...
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Millennium Cup: Racing in the picturesque Bay of Islands By Sail-World, , 1:15 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Sailing in light winds of under 10kts, five superyachts enjoyed the first day's racing at the Millennium Cup sailed in the Bay of Islands, in Northland, New Zealand. Five superyachts are competing Silencio, Silvertip, Bliss, Janice of Wyoming and Sassafras. Three of these designed by Ed duBois, who is attending the regatta. ...
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