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Volvo Ocean Race: Surf to Turf - Leg 1 Finish for Team Alvimedica By Team Alvimedica, , 7:55 AM Sun 9 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica crossed the Leg 1 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race finish line at 3:07 AM local time after spending nearly four weeks at sea. Family, friends, and shore crew have been anticipating their arrival for days into Cape Town. ...
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2014 Melges 32 Gold Cup - Watch and wait By Melges 32, , 5:28 AM Sun 9 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Melges 32 Gold Cup - After a welcome on-shore postponement, the Melges 32 fleet battled until dusk, completing three races and shuffling the standings heading into the final day of the Gold Cup. ...
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49er and 49erFX South Americans - Podium spots decided in Rio By Murillo Novaes, , 10:05 PM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
The wrap up of the VIII South American 49er Championship and the II 49erFX South American Championship took place in a good south by southwest breeze of 10 to 14 knots on the epicentre of the international Olympic sailing nowadays, the Guanabara bay, in Rio de Janeiro. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - How Leg 1 was won and lost + Video By Agathe Armand, , 9:14 PM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1, done. The seven boats are now in the South African marina, the 66 sailors on dry land. But what happened exactly between Alicante and Cape Town? How did Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing hang on to win, why did MAPFRE come last? ...
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Route du Rhum - Leading maxi-trimarans run into squalls By Spindrift Racing, , 6:53 PM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
With less than 1,000 miles to go, the two maxi-trimarans leading the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe have run into squalls. Under huge cloud formations the wind is oscillating between the north-east and the south-east, with speeds varying from five knots to 15 knots from one minute to the next. ...
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Route du Rhum - Banque Populaire VII à moins de 700 milles du finish By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 6:14 PM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
En route directe vers l’île papillon, escorté par les poissons volants, Loïck Peyron glisse à 23 nœuds de moyenne, dans un alizé d’est-nord-est un peu désordonné. Le skipper du Maxi Solo Banque Populaire VII n’a plus qu’à gérer son avance (180 milles) sur Spindrift2 sans mollir ni relâcher son attention. ...
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Route du Rhum - Deeply contrasting fortunes By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 5:50 PM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
As it so often does La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe sees deeply contrasting fortunes on the race course between Saint-Malo and Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe this Saturday evening. Race leader Loick Peyron just over 700 miles to go to the finish line with a lead of 180 miles over second placed Yann Guichard. ...
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2014 Carlos Aguilar Match Race cancelled By Carol Bareuther, , 5:19 PM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
The Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA) has announced the cancellation of the 2014 Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR). Plans are underway to resume this renowned regatta, which has welcomed the world’s top men’s and women’s match racers and has been held for the past six years in late November/early December, in 2015. ...
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Route du Rhum - Une dernière ligne droite 'biscornue' By Mille & une vagues, , 4:12 PM Sat 8 Nov 2014 GMT
Loïck Peyron et le Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII, depuis leur dernier empannage réalisé hier vendredi pour passer en bâbord amure, glissent à toute vitesse, toilés au maximum et en ligne directe vers la Guadeloupe. ...
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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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