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Volvo Team Vestas Wind skipper Nico says: 'We can win' - Part II *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 8:01 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Sail-World talks to four times Volvo Ocean race veteran, Chris Nicholson, the just confirmed skipper of Team Vestas Wind today. ‘We believe we can give this race a good shake. We will be a young team, a good mix of proven experience and new energy and enthusiasm. ...

Moth Class fun By Dani Rast, Switzerland , 7:39 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
The art of succeeding in the Moth class is to be ahead of the game on equipment technology without giving away your secret to the entire fleet. This is not as easy at it sounds, since Moth sailors are so friendly in the boat park it is hard not to look closely at what the guy next to you is doing. Also the fact that you must be able to do research and development. ...

Volvo Ocean Race Team Vestas Wind skipper - One Design is key *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 7:05 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Chris Nicholson, (Nico) the Skipper of Team Vestas Wind is a four Volvo Ocean Race veteran, a two-time Australian Olympian with three 49er and three 505 sailing World Championships to his name. Nicholson was the skipper of the CAMPER TEAM, run by Emirates Team New Zealand (ENTZ) which came second in the 2011-12 race. He was expected to be once more the skipper of the ETNZ team had they entered ...

Mini 6.50 - Les prétendants au Vendée à la fête aux Sables-d’Olonne By Vendee Globe, , 3:12 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Les deux candidats au tour du monde en solitaire et sans escale se partagent les honneurs dans l’épreuve Les Sables - Les Açores - Les Sables. Si Nicolas Boidevezi (ImaginAlsace) a dominé la deuxième étape, c’est bien l’Italien Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian) qui, à la faveur d’une première manche remportée confortablement, s'impose au classement général. ...

Vendée Globe - Hopefuls already winners in Les Sables-d’Olonne By Vendee Globe, , 2:24 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
The two candidates hoping to compete in the Vendee Globe can share honours in the Les Sables - Azores - Les Sables race. While Nicolas Boidevezi (ImaginAlsace) dominated the second leg, the Italian Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian) has come out with a comfortable lead in the overall rankings after an amazing first leg. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Danish entry confirmed as Team Vestas Wind By Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Copenhagen , 11:48 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The world's largest wind turbine builder Vestas has just been announced as the seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 with the second ever Danish-sponsored boat Vestas Wind. ...

Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship - Roller-coaster day 3 By Star Sailors League, , 7:35 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Another roller-coaster day was added to the 2014 International Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship today, race day three, with a three hour onshore postponement this morning followed by a relatively stable northerly afternoon breeze. Happily, however, competitors were able to continue the battle for the prestigious Silver Star Championship title at 3.20 pm when Race 4 finally got underway. ...

IFDS Worlds to take place at RNSYS in Halifax By Kathy Large, , 7:16 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Sailors from 24 countries will be racing in Halifax harbour all next week for a chance to win a world championship in the 'High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014' at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Check-in and measurement starts on Friday, Aug. 15th. Opening ceremonies take place on Monday, Aug. 18th at 1800 hrs. at the Squadron. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Records set to fall By Trish Jenkins, , 5:35 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
In the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Musandam-Oman Sail reached Out Stack, the rock north of Muckle Flugga and the most northerly part of the course, just before 1500 BST 12th August. The MOD 70, skippered by Sidney Gavignet, has about 46 hours to complete the remaining 1098 miles to set a new world record. ...

Round Britain and Ireland Race: Life gets complicated onboard Dongfeng By Amy Monkman, , 5:24 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Life is getting complicated onboard Dongfeng in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Today we broke a sail, our entire comms system went down, we were in third place and dropped to fourth. We have decided that life onboard is not always easy. In fact, it is really quite complicated. ...

Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Female Techno 293 sailors all set By ISAF, , 4:27 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
A fleet of 21 female Techno 293 sailors will fly their flag at the second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from 16-28 August. Following a continental qualification period spanning from July 2013 to April 2014 the hard work has been done to get to an event that no sailor has yet to experience. ...

Vestas patrocinará el séptimo barco de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:42 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Vestas Wind Systems, compañía líder mundial en la construcción de aerogeneradores, ha anunciado hoy su participación en la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 con el séptimo barco de la flota. Team Vestas Wind, nombre oficial del equipo, será la primera campaña danesa en participar en la historia de la regata. ...

Vestas Wind Systems vient compléter la flotte de la Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:20 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Vestas, le plus grand fabricant d’éoliennes au monde, a annoncé aujourd’hui que le 7ème et dernier bateau pour la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 porterait ses couleurs. Chris Nicholson, six fois champion du monde, sera le skipper du bateau. Ce sera sa 5ème participation à la Volvo Ocean Race et il travaille déjà pour que l’équipage de la compagnie danoise soit fin prêt pour le départ en octobre prochain ...

Star Eastern Hemispheres - Flavio Marazzi today on live commentary By 2014 Star Eastern Hemispheres - Press Office, , 1:11 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
We also have America’s Cup veteran Christian Scherrer providing live updates to the commentary from on the water. Racing will begin not earlier than 14.45. ...

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Musandam-Oman Sail beating the record By Oman Sail, , 1:07 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
It came as a pleasant surprise to skipper Sidney Gavignet to hear that he and his crew on Musandam-Oman Sail were beating the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland course record by two hours after a supersonic first night at sea. ...

Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Record pace at Muckle Flugga By RORC Event Press, , 11:50 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
The MOD 70, skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, is two hours inside the course record set by Banque Populaire 5 in 2011 of 3 days 3 hours, 49 minutes, 14 seconds. Sidney Gavignet contacted the RORC Media team at 1000 this morning, just 100 miles from the top of the course, having raced approx. 600 miles in 24 hours. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson in race against time with latest entry *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 10:36 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
'It doesn't take very long to explain the timeline we are on with this campaign,' says Chris Nicholson skipper of the seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race. 'That's because there's very little time between now and the race start!' ...

Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 - Sap Extreme Sailing Team: all change By Gillian Clarke, , 10:24 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
The new team members will significantly strengthen the line up with Christian Kamp, Americas Cup sailor and New Zealand’s Brad Farrand recruited to campaign in the hotly contested Extreme Sailing Series.TM Denmark’s Christian Kamp brings a great deal of experience combined with a solid record as former Team Origin trimmer, and in his current role as a member of the Swedish Americas Cup Team. ...

Vestas Wind Systems completes Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 line-up By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:48 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Six-time world champion Chris Nicholson, who will be contesting his fifth race, will skipper the boat and work is already well underway to ready the Danish company’s team for the race start in October. 'It’s an honour to be skipper of Team Vestas Wind. They have unmatched expertise in harnessing the power of wind and together we can use our knowledge to take on this challenge,' said Nicholson ...

Sailing for some plus lederhosen and dirndls on day 2 of Pyefleet Week By Brightlingsea Sailing Club, , 7:47 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
The racing is split into morning and afternoon sessions and in theory the Catamaran Handicap, Fireballs, Brightlingsea One Designs, Slow Handicap and Mirrors should have been on the morning shift for day two. Sadly the wind was still blowing at 20+ knots with occasional gusts up towards 30 knots first thing, leaving the race officers with no option but to cancel the morning session. ...

PWA Tenerife World Cup - Tow-in action at Siam Park By Chris Yates, , 2:25 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
With the main event of the 2014 Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park Tenerife PWA World Cup being concluded two days early, yesterday saw a phenomenal conclusion to another brilliant event in Tenerife as the elite of the wave sailing world headed to Siam Park for the Dunkerbeck Eyewear tow-in exhibition. ...

Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship - Rainy day 2 in Brunnen By Star Sailors League, , 9:20 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Following a long day of waiting and false hopes on race day one of the 2014 International Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship, the Star sailors endured an even longer day today, race day two, filled with on and off rain, inconsistent wind pressure, and shifty wind direction. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Three retire on day 1 By Trish Jenkins, , 7:42 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Three boats have retired from the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race on day one. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has been forced to retire after splitting the mainsail between second and third reefs on his yacht, Grey Power. The mast has also been damaged. ...

Barcos da Volvo Ocean Race largam para desafio na Grã-Bretanha By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:15 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Começou a Round Britain and Ireland Race. Nesta segunda-feira (11), cinco barcos da Volvo Ocean Race partiram para o desafio no Canal da Mancha com equilíbrio na flotilha. O time espanhol de Iker Martínez e o Abu Dhabi tem pequena vantagem, mas os outros times estão na cola. A ordem da última atualização é a seguinte: Abu Dhabi, Team Campos, Dongfeng, Team Alvimedica e Team SCA. ...

Pulso intenso en la primera regata conjunta de cinco Volvo Ocean 65 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:12 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Tras aproximadamente 21 horas de espera, hoy a las 10:00 de la mañana ha dado comienzo la Vuelta a Gran Bretaña e Irlanda, regata en la que participan cinco de los equipos inscritos en la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, y que pasadas cerca de ocho horas lidera el Equipo Español. ...

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