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Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play By Melges 20, , 3:34 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Aside from all the great racing anticipated this weekend at the fourth episode of the 2014 Melges 20 Audi-Tron Sailing Series in stunning Riva Del Garda, the International Class is proud to formally present a brand new and very exciting World Ranking system. ...
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FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold By Tony Mapplebeck, , 2:56 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Vose, Nagel, Prime and Peters dominated the match racing at Lake Ledro last week to win the FISU (International University Sports Federation) Women’s Match Racing Worlds, bringing home a women’s gold medal for the first time. The Open teams of Wilkinson and Miller fared less well, in the very tricky conditions, finishing in 15th and eighth respectively. ...
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2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:12 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day two of the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship was a non-issue. There was no wind in the morning but it was forecast to be hot inland so there was hope for a sea breeze. Some clouds formed over this city in the early afternoon, however, so that killed any hopes for the day. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video By Fiona Brown, , 9:44 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Likely one of the most scenic short offshore races ever, perfectly describes the course set for today's fourth race at the Half Ton Classics Cup 2014, which took the sailors from Saint-Quay-Portrieux, along the cliffs of Northern Brittany, around the stunning Ile de Bréhat archipelago and back, a distance of just under 40 miles. ...
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Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult By Louay Habib, , 7:31 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
The fast high performance yachts racing at Volvo Cork Week enjoyed the unique Slalom Course today, the triangular course has an offset mark which forces the crew to gybe half way down the reaching leg, providing high octane manoeuvres in close quarters with other yachts. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings By Camille El Beze, , 7:11 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Counting no worse than second places World Champions Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) lead the overall standings after five races at the Nacra 17 European Championships at La Grande Motte as the fleet split into a 40 strong Gold fleet and 31 Silver fleet. Two further races were sailed in very variable, shifty offshore and cross offshore winds which rose and fell between five and 25kts ...
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Fabulous day 4 in Lymington By Rupert Holmes, , 7:00 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw another fabulous day of tight racing for the 24 teams in the 2014 Dragon Edinburgh Cup supported by Aberdeen Asset Management. The sun shone, while the fresh, unstable north-north westerly breeze ensured plenty of place changing. ...
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Finn Silver Cup - No racing as big winds hit Hoorn By Robert Deaves, , 6:32 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
No racing was possible on day four at the Finn Silver Cup in Hoorn as strong winds caused the abandonment of all racing. The fleet was sent out on time for the scheduled start at 12.00 but it soon became apparent that the wind was above sensible limits with many boats capsizing in the fierce gusts. ...
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Soto 40 World Championship - Uon claims the lead in Valencia By Soto 40 Media, , 5:48 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Soto 40 World Championship, three more races were completed in weather conditions that created difficulties for the Race Committee and the staff of Real Club Náutico de Valencia who are helping to set the course. Today winners were Alegre, Noticia IV and Bigamist, while José Manuel Caldeira’s Uon added a 2°, 5° and 2° position and occupies top position in the Overall with 13 points. ...
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EFPT Lanzarote - Weather stops action on day 1 By EFPT, , 5:35 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
After amazing conditions on the day of registration here at Costa Teguise, Lanzarote the EFPT crew and the riders were left disappointed, despite a promising forecast for today. Throughout the whole day it stayed overcast with clouds that messed up the local wind system. ...
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Seychelles and Latvia build foundations for coaches By ISAF, , 4:09 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
The Yachting Union of Latvia, supported by IOC funding through the Latvian National Olympic Committee hosted their Level 1 Course from 11-17 May In Riga, Latvia whilst Seychelles Yachting Association, supported by the Seychelles National Olympic Committee were the recipients from 30 June to 4 July in Victoria, Seychelles. ...
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Tour de France a la Voile - Physical and mental preparation day By Fabienne Morin, , 3:35 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
No racing on today, but a day to prepare physically and mentally for the longest offshore leg of the 2014 Tour de France à la Voile. 177 miles, about 24 hours of racing from Dieppe to Granville, and some rough weather conditions ahead for the nine boats of the fleet. The teams will cross the start line at 5pm. ...
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Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons By Paul Larsen, , 2:40 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Paul Larsen updates us on the progress being made in the Vestas Sailrocket 3 journey: Well it has been a while but I think the news story (on the front page) shows that we haven't been idle. I have held back on saying anything publicly though as I like to be pretty sure of what I'm talking about before saying anything. ...
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Soto 40 World Championship - Interview with Hugo Rocha By Soto 40 Media, , 2:34 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Soto 40 World Championship - Hugo Rocha sails in J80, Melges 32, Melges 34, among other boats. In the Olympic Games of 1996 his team with Nuno Barreto achieved the bronze medal in 470 for Portugal. Now they are both competing in the Soto 40 Worlds, sailing onboard Bigamist. ...
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Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome By Clipper Ventures, , 2:23 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Sailing royalty Sir Robin Knox Johnston and Dame Ellen McArthur will lead the welcome committee for the twelve teams competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, which includes a GREAT Britain entry, alongside thousands of friends, family and spectators who are expected to line the Thames and provide emotional homecoming scenes this Saturday. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira By ISAF, , 2:11 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
When racing kicks off at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July, Italy's Mattia Camboni and Marta Maggetti will lead the RS:X Boys and Girls charge. The Italian racers won gold at the 2013 RS:X Youth Worlds on their home waters of Civitavecchia in October 2013 and have ISAF Youth Worlds medals to their name. ...
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Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon By Vestas Sailrocket, , 2:03 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
The Vestas Sailrocket team have been developing their concepts for an offshore sailing boat which utilizes the innovation that helped them smash the outright world speed sailing record. They believe the craft they are working on can re-define what high performance wind driven boats can do across the oceans of the world. ...
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Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results By Ian McKnight, Seaforth , 8:39 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Josh McKnight, winner of the Moth Worlds in 2012 has started his campaign for the 2014 Moth worlds with a win at the Italian Open Moth Nationals in Lake Garda, Italy with seven bullets out of nine races. This regatta opened The Foiling Week at Lake Garda and attracted competitors from XX nations including the current US Nationals winner Anthony Kotoun. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video By Fiona Brown, , 11:59 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Stunning, is the best way to describe day one of the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup in Saint-Quay-Portriuex. The weather offered something for everyone including plenty of sunshine and a range of wind conditions, the race management provided three great windward leeward races, and the Half Tonners and their crews excelled themselves by providing seat of the pants racing all day. ...
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Tour de France a la Voile - Two new winners in Dieppe By Fabienne Morin, , 8:55 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, just a night sleep to recover from yesterday’s tough offshore leg, and the sailors were out on the water again. At 10am they took the start of an inshore race just off the beach of Dieppe. ...
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Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet By Louay Habib, , 8:44 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Thrilling conditions welcomed an international fleet of yachts from all over Europe and the United States to Volvo Cork Week. 100 yachts racing in Cork Harbour produced a magnificent spectacle. Cork Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world and provides stunning scenery and tricky wind and tidal conditions. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri By Camille El Beze, , 8:20 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
If the loss of the first day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships due to too little wind was the price to be paid in order to have great Mistral conditions today off La Grande Motte, then many of the 71 competing crews would accept that as a worthwhile tax. ...
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America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities By Sail-World, , 7:49 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Two potential host cities for the 35th America's Cup have been shortlisted. Two cities have now been cut from the original list of four. A final decision is now to be made by the end of the year, instead of the end of September as originally indicated. ...
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Fickle winds on day 3 By Rupert Holmes, , 7:34 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup delivered fickle winds with a mix of showers and sunny spells for race three of the series. Boats on the right hand side of the first beat gained an advantage they would hold until the finish, although the final beat saw a diminishing breeze that threatened to upset the order of the front runners. ...
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Finn Silver Cup - Pedersen and Kistanov slug it out + Video By Robert Deaves, , 7:17 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Anders Pedersen (NOR) and Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) engaged in a battle of wits on the third day in Hoorn, Netherlands to slug it out for the overall lead. Kistanov narrowly missed out on all three race wins but the final score was was one win for Pederden and two for Kistanov. This left Pedersen leading Kistanov by two points with Nenad Bugarin (CRO) 23 points back in third. ...
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