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2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Second postponement announced By Trish Jenkins, , 1:15 AM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The start of the RORC Transatlantic Race has been further delayed due to adverse weather conditions. A further amendment to the Sailing Instructions was posted by the Race Committee delaying the scheduled start to 1000 UTC Sunday 30th November. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica stand by stricken Team Vestas Wind By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:21 PM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica Navigator Will Oxley shares this update from on board, as they stand by the stricken Team Vestas Wind, which has run aground and will be abandoned in the Volvo Ocean Race. 'We are in contact with Vestas every 30 minutes on VHF radio whilst we wait for dawn at which time the local coast guard should be able to help effect a rescue. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind hits reef and will be abandoned *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:47 PM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
The Danish flagged entry, and newest boat on the Volvo Ocean race, Team Vestas Wind, has struck a reek off Mauritius and will be abandoned. ...
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First Abu Dhabi, ISAF Sailing World Cup medals decided By ISAF, , 12:09 PM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
The first medals have been decided at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A testing breeze in the region of 8-12 knots greeted the Women’s RS:X, Laser, 49erFX, Women’s 470 and Finn racers for the morning session of Medal Races. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Tropical depression proves to be circuit breaker *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:24 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
The seven strong fleet in the Volvo Ocean Race have been split in two by the effects of a tropical depression over the past 24 hours or so. Having been in close contact for the first week of the race, and covered by about 25nm, the lead group positioned to the east gained a 20nm lead over the three boats positioned to the west, off the coast of Mauritius. ...
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New image and website for the 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta By Heineken Regatta, , 7:37 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Web users will be greeted with a fresh and revitalized regatta website that combines all relative event information in one place. Easy to navigate and full of fun regatta images, it gives you a glimpse of the exciting dynamics of the event, showcasing the sailing and party aspects while delivering essential information. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Tropical motorway By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 7:36 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Brunel has sailed into the tropical depression. Although the wind has moderated slightly, it is still blowing at 32 knots (61 km/h) from the south east. ...
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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - Leaderboards shape up By ISAF, , 5:02 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The leaderboards across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding event at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE are shaping up ahead of the penultimate day of racing. ...
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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Last opportunity to vote! By Bernard Schopfer, , 4:09 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
The ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014’ competition is proving more popular than ever. In just under a month, no less than 50,000 people have visited the event website and viewed 380,000 pages, whilst more than 28,000 people have already voted for their favorite photograph. The social networks have been hugely successful too, with uncountable mentions, ‘shares’ and ‘likes’. ...
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Dutch Match Cup wins Tourism Award By WMRT, , 3:42 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
Batavia Sailing Center, the Dutch organising team responsible for staging the brand new fifth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour has scooped the 2014 Flevius Award presented by Flevoland Tourism. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - This problem is going to hang over all the way By Amy Monkman, , 3:07 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
We won’t be able to relax until the end of the leg, it’s the kind of problem that can end our race. Its happened a load of times in offshore racing. ...
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2014 World Yacht Racing Forum - Less than two weeks to go By James Gradwell, , 2:19 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 World Yacht Racing Forum - The CEO of Alvimedica will be one of the event speakers alongside Sir Keith Mills, Bertrand Cardis, Bryan Winning, David Brabis, James Dadd, Dobbs Davis, Alistair Fox and many other key personalities from the yacht racing industry. ...
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2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Start delayed By Trish Jenkins, , 1:58 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - As predicted, a low pressure system arrived in Lanzarote in the early hours of this morning, bringing strong westerly winds of over 30 knots gusting up to 45 knots. The sea state in the region has been building all day. The forecast for tomorrow morning is much the same, however may abate by the afternoon. ...
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SSL Finals 2014: Introducing German duo Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy By Alex D'Agosta, , 4:22 PM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
We’re talking, of course, about Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy, who make up one of two German duos in Nassau this year, along with 2014 World Champion Robert Stanjek. Polgar and Koy have been strong sailing partnership for many years now and finished fifth in the 2013 Star Sailors League Final with just Scheidt-Prada, Kusznierewicz-Zycki, Mendelblatt-Fatih and Negri-Lambertenghi in front of them. ...
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The Panerai Transat Classique 2015 - Duelling dragons By Panerai Transat Classique, , 1:33 PM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
The Panerai Transat Classique 2015: Bearers of the famous Fife dragon, these grand old ladies of yachting have perhaps, at last, found an event worthy of their fire-breathing insignia. Historic! Unique! Exceptional! For the first time in the history of yachting, two vessels designed by celebrated Scottish architect William Fife III will be battling it out in a race across the Atlantic. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Heading into a tropical Depression *Feature By Mike Scullin, Predictwind, , 10:40 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
The weather team at PredictWind have put together this prognosis for the next few days, looking at what lies ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet ...
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Flying high at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:04 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
Seven Australian Sailing Team and Squad crews are currently competing in five of the Olympic events at Abu Dhabi at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. Next on the AST and Squad’s calendar is the World Cup in Melbourne, December 7-14, 2014. The deadline of Tuesday December 2nd for entries is fast approaching and organiser Yachting Victoria is calling for final registrations. ...
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2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Trail Blazing start expected By Trish Jenkins, , 1:45 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29th November 1200 CET from Lanzarote, Canary Islands bound for Grenada, West Indies, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. ...
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The Magic Road to Rio: Dutch 49er FX Team Nina and Claire By Fettje Osinga, Katwijk , 4:14 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Nina Keijzer and Claire Blom are fighting to qualify for the Dutch Olympic trials for the single Olympic slot in the 49’er FX class. These two ladies have been part of the Dutch Olympic Sailing Team, but as of now the partnership has ended and Magic Marine has stepped up to support this team in their action to take full control of their own program in order to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Spectacular opening day in Abu Dhabi By ISAF, , 3:06 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi 2014: Smiles were present before racing at the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, on the waters off of the Corniche and around Lulu Island and back ashore upon the conclusion of racing. A north westerly breeze that ranged between 9-14 knots greeted the sailors across the four race tracks. The outside courses saw big waves to add some spice to the sailors’ lives. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race, Leg two – Team Brunel: riders on the storm By Team Brunel, , 1:19 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel: Sailing against the wind and ramming into waves is not exactly comfortable. But it can get worse, because right now we are heading straight into a tropical storm. 'Tro-tro-tropical storm?' I stammer in fright to Louis Balcaen. The young Belgian sailor quickly makes it clear that I’m not the only one who is afraid of this particular weather condition. ...
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America's Cup: San Diego YC Commodore on the America's Cup venue By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:23 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
The Commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club, which has hosted three America's Cups and one America's Cup World Series, appeared on local TV, commenting on the apparent decision to award the 35th America's Cup to British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. In this replay of the video Commodore Chuck Sinks, deftly stays within the confines of not confirming that Bermuda has won the hosting rights. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi drops the lead - and then comes back By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, , 9:44 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has slipped in the Volvo Ocean Race having led for most of Leg 2, and won Leg 1. But as has been done before Abu Dhabi has caught up, and now playing storm-watch. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Mast Track issue adds to pressure on Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 9:38 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Mast track issues have dogged the Chinese Volvo Ocean Race entry, Dongfeng Race Team on Leg 2 on the 40,000nm round the world race. The problem is not fully repairable in the current upwind and bumpy conditions, and is certainly an issue of concern for Charles Caudrelier led team. ...
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La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 - Quatre à quatre By La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, , 7:23 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014: Une nouvelle fois Pointe-à-Pitre s’est déplacée en masse pour accueillir le Guadeloupéen Nicolas Thomas (Guadeloupe Grand Large-1001 Piles Batteries) malgré l’avancée de la nuit puisque le solitaire, 28ème Class40 à en finir devant Gosier, est arrivé à quatre heures du matin tropical à Pointe-à-Pitre… ...
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