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Nations rally for worldwide sailing development + Video By ISAF, , 6:51 PM Wed 19 Mar 2014 GMT
A group of 24 ISAF Member National Authorities attended the ISAF Development Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa from 14-16 March 2014. With more than 50 international delegates, ISAF Nominated Experts and invited speakers, including ISAF Vice-President Nazli Imre, in attendance, 17 unique presentations were delivered touching on a variety of subjects within the sport of sailing. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Auckland stop for VO65 Dongfeng in April By Auckland Volvo OR Media, , 6:30 PM Wed 19 Mar 2014 GMT
.Kiwis get the chance to see the new one-design boat which will be used by all teams in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 when Dongfeng Race Team sail into Auckland next month. Dongfeng Race Team are sailing a training leg from the team base in Sanya to Auckland in a trial run of what will be the challenging Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race next year. ...

Extreme Sailing Series Live Video coverage: Day 3, Act 2 Muscat By Sail-World, , 6:10 PM Wed 19 Mar 2014 GMT
Catch the live racing action from Muscat, Oman for Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series. Racing starts at 11.00am GMT/UTC; Midnight NZT; 7.00am in New York, 11.00am in London; 12.00pm in Paris; 10.00pm in Sydney; 12.00pm in Alicante; 7.00pm in Singapore; 3.00pm in Abu Dhabi. And 4.00am if you are on the West Coast of USA ...

49er Olympic and world champs support Rio theatre style racing + Video By Ben Remocker, , 3:30 PM Wed 19 Mar 2014 GMT
The 49er Class is pushing for a theatre style conclusion in Rio with Olympic and World champions overwhelmingly supporting a 3-race proposal. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ video from Practice day By Emirates Team NZ, , 3:12 PM Wed 19 Mar 2014 GMT
Video from Emirates Team NZ as the Extreme Sailing Series gets underway in Muscat, Oman. First day on the water was practice race day in Oman. It was light and there were big holes dotted across the course. All a good time to iron things out and get the boat up to speed for racing to start tomorrow. ...

Denis Horeau nommé directeur de course du 8e Vendée Globe By Vendée Globe/Mer & Média, , 2:13 PM Wed 19 Mar 2014 GMT
Présidée par Bruno Retailleau, la SAEM Vendée organisatrice du Vendée Globe 2016-2017 a de nouveau confié la direction de course à Denis Horeau. Ce sera la cinquième fois qu’il assume ce poste, après les éditions 1989, 2004, 2008 et 2012. L'équipe a été officiellement présentée lundi 17 mars. Au sein de celle-ci, on note l'arrivée de Jacques Caraës. Entretien. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Varying degrees of wind holes By Clipper Ventures, , 1:59 PM Wed 19 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the first 24 hours of Race 10 have been demanding for the Clipper Race teams. Excellent initial sailing conditions and good fleet speeds quickly gave way yesterday to varying degrees of wind holes. ...

Surf Worldcup Podersdorf - Big show on the horizon By Hanna Poschinger, , 8:43 PM Tue 18 Mar 2014 GMT
Being the organiser of the famous Surf Worlcup in Podersdorf for a number of years now and by being a driving force when it comes to the promotion of freestyle windsurfing, we decided it was time to speak to Gerhard Polak about this year's European Freestyle Pro Tour edition at the event in Austria. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Tension builds in Muscat ahead of Act 2 By Groupama Sailing Team, , 7:19 PM Tue 18 Mar 2014 GMT
For the second time in 2014, the crewed multihull specialists will be doing battle aboard Extreme 40s in the Extreme Sailing Series. Fifth in the first event contested in Singapore some four weeks ago, Franck Cammas and the crew of Groupama have been putting in some practice time on Muscat's race zone in the Sultanate of Oman. ...

Trofeo Princesa Sofia - 45th edition to be a record setter By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 5:37 PM Tue 18 Mar 2014 GMT
The 45 Trofeo Princesa Sofia – ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca is on the brink of becoming a record edition. Only two weeks to go to the start of the Majorcan regatta, to be held in the bay of Palma from 29th March to 5th April, an astonishing number of entries have been received to confirm that the Princesa Sofia is a must event in the calendar of sailors from all around the world. ...

Alain Gautier de retour en Figaro By Vendée Globe, , 4:17 PM Tue 18 Mar 2014 GMT
A 52 ans, le vainqueur du deuxième Vendée Globe (1992-1993) replonge dans les sensations de la course au large en solo. Engagé dans la prochaine Solitaire du Figaro avec Generali, Alain Gautier, s’échauffait ce week-end sur la Solo Maitre Coq aux Sables-d’Olonne, première épreuve de la saison qu'il a terminé en 14e position. Entretien. ...

Arenal Training Camp - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo By, , 3:46 PM Tue 18 Mar 2014 GMT
Enjoy these day three images captured on location at the Arenal Training Camp by photographer Jesus Renedo. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Conditions improve for the fleet By Marina Thomas, , 2:41 PM Tue 18 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Leg 6/Race 10 has restarted after fog required the fleet, which left China on Sunday, to motor-sail until conditions improved this morning. The fog lifted enough by first light this morning allowing teams to officially start the 5,600 mile race from Qingdao to San Francisco, USA. ...

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