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ISAF Annual Conference comes to a close in Palma de Mallorca By Sail-World.com, , 4:04 PM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Annual Conference has comes to a close in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. From 1-8 November 2014 more than 500 delegates from over 70 nations gathered in Palma to discuss, debate and decide on the decisions that will take the sport forward into 2015 and beyond. ...
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Route du Rhum: Conrad Humphreys, Cat Phones motoring safely to Cascais By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 3:58 PM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
After being dismasted yesterday late afternoon while lying in 12th place in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo race from Saint-Malo to Guadeloupe, English skipper Conrad Humphreys is reported to be heading towards Lisbon under engine and is making fair progress on the Class 40 Cat Phones. ...
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Team Ragamuffin: Re-creation well underway at Sydney City Marine By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:52 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
The former Elliott design Maximus is being re-created as the new Ragamuffin, with a complete redesign and new hull by Andy Dovell / Syd Fischer / David Witt She will be virtually a new boat, but using the Maximus deck. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at their Nowra facility. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs and Videos - A bad day to be an albatross By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:14 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
The On Board Reporters write, shoot and video about their experiences and view from Leg 1, Day 26 of the Volvo Ocean Race: It’s not easy going 0.00 knots. It’s also not easy to go 0.00 knots. But we’re doing it, and we’re only 250 miles away from the finish of a 7,000 mile leg. Full glass off—not even an albatross could fly right now. ...
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Route du Rhum: Sodebo returns to port after collision with ship By Richard Gladwell, , 9:12 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
French skipper Thomas Coville's damaged Class Ultime multihull ' Sodebo Ultim' ' arrives in Roscoff harbour after hittting a cargo boat during the 10th edition of the Route du Rhum. The race got underway from Saint-Malo, western France, on November 3, 2014 in the solo race held every four years between Saint-Malo to Pointe-a-Pitre, in the French West Indies. ...
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2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 - Virtual race winner announced By Jonno Turner, , 8:04 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Arriving into South Africa just three hours and 47 minutes after the real Leg 1 winners Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, the Leg 1 winner of the Virtual Volvo Ocean Race is now moored up to the digital dock. ...
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2014 Route du Rhum - Humphreys heads to Lisbon By Route du Rhum, , 7:23 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Route du Rhum - After being dismasted yesterday late afternoon while lying in 12th place in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo race from Saint-Malo to Guadeloupe, English skipper Conrad Humphreys is reported to be heading towards Lisbon under engine and is making fair progress on the Class 40 Cat Phones. ...
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2014 Melges 32 Gold Cup - Tricky Day 1 By Melges 32, , 6:06 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Melges 32 Gold Cup first day of racing delivered two light-air, tricky races leaving the talented field playing a constant game of snakes and ladders. ...
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2014 WWA Wake Park World Championships - Final day By World Wakeboard Association, , 4:45 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 WWA Wake Park World Championships - On the last day of the WWA Wake Park World Championships here at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, it’s Daniel Grant (THA) and Julia Rick (GER) who are taking home the Cable World Champion titles, after another action-packed day in Abu Dhabi. ...
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49er and 49erFX South Americans - Sun, protests and rises on day 3 By Murillo Novaes, , 12:17 AM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
The third and penultimate day of the 49er and 49erFX South American Championships was raced in a condition that lives up to Rio de Janeiro’s reputation, a clear sunny and hot day (30°C), with a 10 to 12 knots breeze blowing from the south (180°). All happening in front of the Sugar Loaf and at the feet of Corcovado Mountain and Christ, the redeemer. ...
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Démâtage du Class40 'Cat Phones' skippé par Conrad Humphreys By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 9:46 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
Cette avarie est survenue vers 17h30 alors qu'il progressait à 380 milles dans l’Est de l’archipel des Açores au large des côtes du Portugal. Conrad Humphreys va bien, il maîtrise la situation et sécurise son bateau. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 1 - Mapfre gets 'chicked' - Final report By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:30 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
The first leg of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is now complete. It will be remembered for several reasons. Firstly it was the first outing for the new one-design fleet designed for this and the next edition of the 40,000nm race. The outcome was that there were numerous lead changes, often on the same day ...
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Route du Rhum - Class 40 Cat Phones dismasted By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 8:58 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
At 17:30 UTC, British competitor, Conrad Humphreys, racing on the Class 40 Cat Phones, contacted the race office of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe to report that his boat had dismasted when he was 380nm east of the Azores. Conrad Humphreys is safe inside the boat and he is monitoring the situation. ...
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El 'mapfre' ya está en ciudad del cabo. Comienza la segunda etapa By Francisco Vignale, Mapfre OBR, , 8:33 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
El barco español ha cruzado la línea de llegada a las 13:47:32 hora española tras unas últimas largas millas en las que se ha quedado sin viento. El 'SCA' ha sabido aprovechar esta situación llegando a la línea por delante de los españoles, que ya piensan en la segunda etapa. ...
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Route du Rhum - Trimarans cruising in turquoise waters By Spindrift Racing, , 8:11 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
Driven by the trade winds, the trimarans are cruising through warm, turquoise waters in the Route du Rhum. While the sailors are now clad in shorts and t-shirts, there are still nervous times ahead. The north-east wind has built up and stabilised at around 20 knots. ...
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Brasileiro compara última colocação na primeira etapa da Volvo OR By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:02 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
A primeira etapa da Volvo Ocean Race foi cheia de emoção e terminou, nesta sexta-feira, com a chegada na Cidade do Cabo das equipes do Team SCA e MAPFRE, sexto e sétimo lugares, respectivamente. A bordo do espanhol MAPFRE estava o brasileiro André 'Bochecha' Fonseca, que não gostou nada de terminar em último após a desgastante regata de quase 12 mil quilômetros entre a Espanha e a África do Sul. ...
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Tunku Abdul Jalil presented with ISAF President Development Award By ISAF, , 7:51 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
The ISAF President Development Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the development of sailing, has been awarded to Tunku Abdul Jalil Ibni Sultan Ibrahim of Johor, Malaysia. Tunku Jalil has been instrumental in the development of the sport in Malaysia and the launch of the Liga Layar Malaysia (LLM) and Belia Belayar sailing programmes. ...
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Route du Rhum - Edmond de Rothschild over midway By Kate Jennings, , 7:43 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
After setting out from Saint Malo last Sunday at 1400 hours local time, the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild crossed the symbolic midway point in the race, which equates to nearly 1,771 miles covered along the great circle route (direct route), this Friday morning shortly after 0700 GMT. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA termine devant MAPFRE au Cap By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:25 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
Alors que l’équipage d’Iker Martinez était bloqué à la côte, au pied de la célèbre Table Mountain, dans une zone sans vent, Sam Davies et ses équipières se sont décalées légèrement au large et ont profité de davantage de pression. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Duro final de etapa para MAPFRE By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:13 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
Hoy día 7 de noviembre a las 13:47:32 de la mañana hora española el MAPFRE patroneado por Iker Martínez ha cruzado la línea de meta de la etapa 1 de la Volvo Ocean Race en Ciudad del Cabo, tras 27 días de durísima navegación. Probablemente ésta haya sido una de las etapas más largas de una vuelta al mundo en la vida del regatista y medallista olímpico guipuzcoano. ...
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David Kellett awarded ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy By ISAF, , 6:59 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
David Kellett (AUS) has been awarded the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy, which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. The trophy, which was first awarded in 1988 in memory of Beppe Croce, ISAF President from 1969-1986, was presented to Kellett by ISAF President Carlo Croce at the 2014 ISAF Annual Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. ...
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Route du Rhum: Too close to call for IMOCA 60s, Class 40s and Multi50s By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 6:42 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
Racing remains too close to call at the head of IMOCA 60 class, Class 40 and the Multi50 Class in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe while the margins in the Ultime and Rhum classes are more established. The IMOCA 60 class is shaping up to be a two boat race, a head-to-head duel between two of France's most talented solo offshore sailors. ...
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Route du Rhum - Edmond de Rothschild double la mi-parcours By Tiphaine Combot-Seta, , 6:14 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
Parti de Saint-Malo dimanche dernier à 14 heures, le Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild a franchi la barre symbolique de la mi-parcours, soit près de 1 771 milles parcourus sur l'orthodromie (route directe), ce vendredi matin peu après 8h. ...
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Route du Rhum - Chacun sa route, chacun son chemin By Marie Le Berrigaud - Perochon, , 5:56 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
L’océan Atlantique fait figure de grand échiquier où les cinq classes de la Route du Rhum- Destination Guadeloupe placent leurs pions, choisissant leurs routes en fonction de systèmes météorologiques bien différents. ...
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ISAF Annual Conference - ISAF Council meeting + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 5:32 PM Fri 7 Nov 2014 GMT
The meeting of ISAF Council is underway. We have a packed house with all of the regions within ISAF represented around the table. We also have representatives from ISAF Classes, Offshore, Women's Forum and Athletes Commission around the table. ISAF President Carlo Croce has commenced the meeting by taking a moment to remember friends and sailors who have passed on over the last 12 months. ...
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