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RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac By Pip Baily, , 4:38 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
There is less than a week to go until the 2014 Allen RS Feva World Championships held at Yacht Club de Carnac, France. 184 boats - 368 sailors and numerous parents, siblings and supporters from all corners of Europe, North America, Argentina, Russia and Hong Kong are preparing to travel to the beautiful French location for this year’s event. ...
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open By ISAF, , 4:08 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Nominations are invited for the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport. ...
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Laser Radial Men's World Championship - Jonas Stelmaszyk leads By Jeff Martin, , 3:43 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
For the second day in succession the competitors in the Laser Radial Men's World Championship woke up in sunshine and then arrived at the club to be greeted by a sea fog as a result of an unchanged weather system over most of the Baltic Sea. ...
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Channel Crossing Challenge on an F18 + Video By Hugo Lavayssiere, Paris , 2:09 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Successful crossing! Hugo Lavayssière and Joris Cocaud crossed the Channel on a sport catamaran on Sunday, July 13, 2014! With a time of 07h11mn they rallied Roscoff, after departure from Plymouth at 9:49. This record, originally, was the Brittany Ferries record: crossing the English Channel at its widest point, around 100 nautical miles. ...
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Drake and Horn 1616-2016 Regatta - Racing begins October 2015 By Pilar Alberola, , 10:51 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The official presentation of the Drake and Horn 1616-2016 Regatta took place at the dinner opening the 13th edition of the Bailli de Suffren Trophy organised by the Mare Nostrum Yacht Club. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video By Techno 293, , 4:01 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind blew more steadily for the second day of the Techno 293 World Championships in Brest allowing three races for the 400 windsurfers. 2014 European Champion, Tom Monnet, representing France at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games, is top of the youth u17 leaderboard with two firsts and a second in the blue group today. ...
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Laser Radial World Championships at full speed By SailingNet, , 3:59 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Laser Radial World Championships are at full speed. There were 76 competitors from 25 countries at the start yesterday. The beginning of the day was very misty and there was very poor visibility. The decision to go on the water was made at 12:40 and the first race started at 14:06. There were two general OCS and five OCS with the black flag. ...
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29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up By Marianne Davis, , 3:04 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The second day of the 29er North American Open brought another day of sun and a six knot breeze. Both the yellow and blue fleets completed another three races to wrap up the qualifying series. Marte and Carla Munto from Spain is leading the fleet ahead of Australias Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton. Top Canadian boat Ryan Wood and Andrew Wood from West Vancouver is third. ...
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Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany By Simon Dubbin, Travemunde , 10:27 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The event is part of the famous 'Travemunde Regatta Week' which is in its 125th year. Australia and New Zealand are represented with six competitors amongst a fleet of more than 130 from 11 nations. ...
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Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2 By Fiona Brown, , 9:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Sadly the wind failed to make an appearance on day two of the Six Metre European Championship in Falmouth and the twenty-seven strong fleet experienced a frustrating day of waiting in vain. Initially the Race Committee held the fleet ashore for a three-hour postponement, but by early afternoon there were signs of a sea breeze so the boats set off for the race area. ...
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OK Dinghy European Championship - Hot and tricky day 1 in Steinhude By Robert Deaves, , 8:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
At the OK Dinghy European Championship, it was a very hot and tricky first day with the highly changeable winds producing a very mixed bag of results for most of the competitors as the hot German wind laid on challenging conditions for the competitors. But in contrast to recent days there was wind and the fleet set out on time. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23 By ISAF, , 6:50 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Two practice days are behind the competitors and racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to commence on Wednesday 23 July. Both Monday and Tuesday have been quite ideal conditions, having had nice moderate wind and sun. Only on Tuesday afternoon the wind got lighter. ...
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Tour de France a la Voile - Trio of race wins for Groupama 34 By Fabienne Morin, , 5:54 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, Franck Cammas and his crew haven’t said their last word yet. With three wins today, they have greedily eaten a big piece of Daniel Souben’s cake. The Tour leader Courrier Dunkerque 3 is now 13 points ahead of Groupama 34. But the team in the hot seat tonight is Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite. ...
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International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 4:45 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Tuesday was originally scheduled as a lay-day at the Moth worlds and, in the end, that's exactly what happened, via a series of postponements. Racing was originally scheduled to start at 10am, then midday, then 1pm and finally 4pm. The abandonment flag was finally raised at 15:40 as only five knots was being registered in the bay from a wide range of directions. ...
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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front By RORC, , 2:42 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Stronger winds and reaching conditions resulted in a shorter than expected offshore race that allowed crews to sleep in their own beds rather than spending a night at sea in the highest scoring race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. ...
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Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Last weekend's withdrawal of the Challenger of Record from the 35th America's Cup was a delicate piece of timing. If matters play out as expected then the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa is expected to be installed as the new Challenger of Record in early August. ...
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MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail gears up for busy British racing season By Oman Sail, , 8:09 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Oman Sail’s record-breaking MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail will be on the trail of new trophies in August when it arrives in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, one of the world’s most celebrated sailing centres, to take part in two pinnacle events of the 2014 British offshore racing season. ...
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29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston By Cork, , 7:19 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Today was the first day of for the 29er North American Open Championship, with 138 competitors from 10 countries competing for the titles of North American, United States and Canadian Champions. ...
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Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 4:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe reflecting on the Europeans and looking at the new Olympic venue in Rio. We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows ...
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Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3 By PKRA, , 3:22 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam brought on conditions that were nothing short of classic for the this much-loved tour stop. Starting off the day early, the first round competitors utilized 10-11m kites, later downsizing as the winds built throughout the day. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:15 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Difficult wind conditions allowed race committee to use almost all flags they have. Postponements, abandonments, recalls, black flags and more … ...
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Tour de France a la Voile - Race cancelled after gale arrives By Fabienne Morin, , 9:52 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, the fleet of the M34s left Gruissan this morning for a 140 mile offshore leg to Hyères, but due to a gale warning from Meteo France, the race committee decided to cancel the race. The teams delivered the boats across the Gulf of Lion with one reef in the main and the storm jib, in 35-45 knots of wind. ...
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Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day By Fiona Brown, , 9:34 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day of the Six Metre European Championship 2014 hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth, opened with blazing sunshine, but not a breath of wind. The fleet went afloat on time for the planned 10.30 start, but it wasn't until almost 4 o'clock that the wind finally established itself sufficiently to get the first of two short but very enjoyable races underway. ...
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OK Dinghy Europeans - Beautiful setting for opening ceremony By Robert Deaves, , 7:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 OK Dinghy European Championship was officially opened in Steinhude, Germany, Monday evening after 117 entries had been received. Racing is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The championship is being held at two clubs, Segler-Verein Großenheidorn and Yachtclub Steinhuder Meer, standing side by side in an idyllic location overlooking the Steinhuder Meer. ...
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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Tactical evening ahead for the fleet By James Boyd, , 6:12 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Variety has always been the spice of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup with the 27 boats from France, Scotland, Ireland and England this week getting to sail a mix of inshores, offshores and a race around the Isle of Wight. At 09:30 BST today the fleet of three boat teams set sail from the Royal Yacht Squadron line of Cowes on the 'offshore race', longest and most high scoring of the series. ...
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