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Volvo Ocean Race - Going north to be faster south By, , 8:38 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Gonzalo Infante, VOR resident meteorologist in Alicante explains why Team SCA and Brunel have chosen to head north, now 150 nm from the leading pack. 'The first principle is that after the Luzon Strait, the new stronger breeze will come from the north. ...

Barcelona World Race leaders left on their own in the Pacific By Barcelona World Race Media, , 7:04 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race, with their long time rivals Neutrogena (Guillermo Alatadill and José Munoz), now heading to make a short pit stop in the south of New Zealand to repair their engine starter motor, leaders Cheminées Poujoulat are left on their own in the Pacific. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Why are Team Brunel sailing north? By Stefan Coppers OBR, , 6:38 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Stop! Cut it out! I thoroughly understand that, as a Brunel fan, you’re disappointed but pelting Bouwe Bekking’s house with rotten tomatoes is a bit premature. True, we do lie more than 100 miles behind the rest of the fleet but there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for that. So calm down a bit and I’ll quietly explain why Team Brunel, and the girls, are sailing north. ...

Barcelona World Race 2015 - Tous derrière et lui devant By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:40 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014/2015 - Un tour du monde exige une endurance à nulle autre pareille. Pour les hommes comme pour les bateaux. Défiant Cheminées Poujoulat depuis le 15 janvier dernier, Neutrogena est contraint de mettre en parenthèse la course-poursuite. ...

BWR 2015 - Arrêt technique en Nouvelle-Zélande pour Neutrogena By Barcelona World Race, , 4:10 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Un incident de moteur l’empêchant de recharger les batteries du bord contraint Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz, actuellement deuxièmes de la course, à se dérouter vers la Nouvelle-Zélande pour effectuer les réparations nécessaires. ...

Campionato Italiano Minialtura - Aperte le iscrizioni By Alessandro Pavanati, Chioggia , 3:13 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Continua senza sosta l'attività del Comitato Organizzatore in vista del prossimo Campionato Italiano Minialtura 2015 che si svolgerà a Chioggia e sarà organizzato da Il Portodimare nella base logistica della Darsena le Saline dal 8 al 10 maggio prossimo. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Chinese sailors persevere onboard Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:34 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race fleet are physically separated into two groups. Team SCA and Team Brunel are heading north towards Taiwan whereas the rest of the fleet are sailing east as they round the top of the Philippines. Described by Caudrelier as what could essentially be the single most important decision of the leg. ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 9 show By Sail-World, , 2:12 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 36th. ...

WMRT Monsoon Cup : Swinton struggles through sickness on Day 2 By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 1:26 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Keith Swinton struggled through sickness to notch up two wins and zero losses, on Day 2 of the Monsoon Cup sailed in Malaysia.The skipper of Team Alpari FX, along with bowman Ricky McGarvie, was struck down by a bug that saw them driven off to hospital after their matches were complete. ...

Barcelona World Race: Neutrogena reroute to south of New Zealand By Barcelona World Race Media, , 12:32 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Neutrogena, the second placed competitor in the Barcelona World Race, hase suffered an engine problem which affects their ability to generate electrical power. Guillermo Altadill (ESP) and Jose Munoz (CHI) have taken the decision to reroute to the south of New Zealand to make a technical repair. ...

Nothing's quite like the 18 Footers. By John Curnow, , 10:21 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Put very simply, they are incredibly captivating. Always a thrill to observe with their huge speed and even bigger spills. Last Sunday they were out for the President's Trophy ahead of the 2015 JJ Giltinan, which kicks off this Saturday, February 14 and concludes on the 22nd. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Will they have a splitting headache? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:04 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Team SCA and Team Brunel split from the pack yesterday to head north in stronger wind and to avoid hitting the huge compression of the Kuroshio Current which runs south to north in the West of the North Pacific. The other boats have now followed suit. On the router the differences are still quite small ...

X-Yachts Gold Cup 2015 live registration By x-yachts, , 8:16 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
X-Yachts Gold Cup 2015 - Registration is now live for the biggest sailing event in Denmark. With more than 110 entries and 1500 competitors, it is a truly international event where X-Yacht owners, families, guests, sponsors and employees come together to celebrate the true spirit of sailing. ...

Nacra 17 North American Championship - Groupama shine By Groupama Sailing Team, , 4:39 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
North American Championship - A week on from the Sailing World Cup in Miami, some of the top crews preparing for the Olympic Games in the Nacra 17 have been participating in the North American Championship in Clearwater, Florida. Aboard Groupama, Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim took the competition by storm ...

The Mojo Wine family set their sights on big 18ft Skiff Championship By Frank Quealey, , 3:56 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
One of the great strengths of 18 Footer Racing over its 120-plus history has been the family involvement on a competitive level and the support of family members from the unique spectator ferry provided by the Australian 18 Footers League. ...

America's Cup: Artemis Racing images from San Francisco By Erik Simonson, , 3:36 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Images of Artemis Racing's AC45 based in Alameda, San Francisco. Images provided by www.Pressure-Drop.US ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Big waves, big decisions on Leg 4, Day 3 By and Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:21 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
They don’t call it life at the extreme for nothing. And the first 48 hours of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race have certainly lived up to that billing, pushing these sailors to their limits. ...

Barcelona World Race - Duel Pacifique By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:07 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - En franchissant, respectivement hier à 21h30 TU et ce matin à 10h20 TU la longitude 146°E, Cheminées Poujoulat et Neutrogena sont entrés dans l’océan Pacifique. Insensiblement, le ton va changer, la houle va devenir ample, avec un train de dépressions semblable à celui fréquenté dans l’océan Indien. ...

Sailing Arabia – The Tour - Un nombre record d’équipes By Oman Sail, , 4:36 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Un nombre record d’équipes va s’aligner cette année pour le départ de l’EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour (SATT) le 15 février, avec un tout nouveau parcours qui mettra les équipes professionnelles et amateurs sur un pied d’égalité. ...

World Match Racing Tour: Wild Card wins three in Monsoon Cup Day 1 By World Match Racing Tour, , 2:59 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Monsoon Cup Malaysia, Pierre-Antoine Morvan’s Vannes Agglo Sailing Team is making the most of their Wild Card entry, winning all three of their matches on day one of the concluding event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Reigning World Champion Taylor Canfield and US One also took three wins from three, but Morvan’s performance is the greater surprise. ...

Paralympic Sailing 2020- IFDS responds to leaked document By, , 1:45 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Paralympic Sailing 2020 - ISAF DSC Secretary, Bernard Destrubé explains the situation…… IFDS is still awaiting the official report of IPC's decision on excluding sailing from Tokyo 2020. In the light of the quantity of outrageously false and damaging information circulating on Facebook and then via the Sailing Media, I cannot remain silent any longer. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Day 3 - The fast chase to Luzon + Video By NZL and Volvo OR Media, Auckland , 12:46 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Although the Volvo Ocean Race isn't well known for its drag racing heritage, the fleet is yet again in a pedal to the metal, flat out chase/race to the next landmass, being Luzon at the northern end of the Philippines. ...

Barcelona World Race - Chevauchée sauvage By Barcelona World Race, , 5:45 AM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Les conditions se font plus âpres, le froid commence à pénétrer l’intérieur des bateaux, des corps. Âmes sensibles s’abstenir. Toujours emmenés par des régimes de secteur ouest puissants, Cheminées Poujoulat et Neutrogena cavalent vers la Tasmanie. L’océan Pacifique c’est pour demain, avec une dizaine d’heures d’écart entre les deux bateaux de tête ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Good news and bad news By Team SCA, , 4:00 AM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - We're off and on our way to sunny Auckland. The good news is we have wind (always useful when trying to get somewhere fast on a sailing boat), the bad news is there are waves, and lots of them. The sea temperature is relatively warm, (when it hits you in face, repetitively), and we're all in one piece, just! The bad news is there are waves, lots of them, short and sharp ones. ...

World Match Racing Tour - Mischief in Malaysia By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 3:36 AM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Overall victory in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour may be beyond their grasp, but there are a few hot teams with a serious prospect of winning the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia this week. ...

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