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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - In a class of its own + video By regattanews.com, , 7:12 PM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
Three-time runner up Alegre starts off as one of the favourites. Andres Soriano’s 2013 launch will be expected to use last year’s strong showing to good measure. Soriano’s former Alegre, now Swiss Alex Schaerer’s Caol Ila R, is one of four other boats in the championship reserved for racing Mini Maxis. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Maxis ready to race in Porto Cervo By Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, , 5:32 PM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with the International Maxi Association and with the support of title sponsor Rolex, the event runs from 31st August to 6th September. These spectacular sailing yachts, many of which are over 100 feet in length, will take to the waters off Porto Cervo tomorrow, Monday 1st September for the first of five days of racing. ...
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EFG Moth Euro Cup 2014 - Swiss-British battle for the top By Moth Euro Cup, , 4:17 AM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
The sailors were greeted with another picture perfect day of racing today, laced with some grey skies and some occasional rain. The PRO, Eiko Dietrich, together with his team, was able to get four races off with some gusty southerly breeze between 12-18 knots. Early on it was Ben Paton setting the pace after changing to his KA Sail and his small front horizontal. ...
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18' Skiffs International Regatta - Day 6 wrap-up By Rich Roberts, , 3:31 AM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - After a wild week of inflicting its fury on the 13th 18' Skiff International Regatta, San Francisco Bay got the message and greeted competitors Saturday with a modest 15 knots of summery breeze through the Golden Gate. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Grandstand finale on the horizon By Chris Yates, , 8:55 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
On day five of the 2014 PWA Alacati World Cup, another day of brilliant racing was produced as winds of 10-22 knots arrived by just before 1pm - allowing a further two winners’ finals to be completed in both the men’s and women’s divisions. ...
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Melges 20 World Championship - More day 4 photos by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 6:52 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
Day four of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship was packed with action on the water. Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck to capture these images. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 4 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 6:31 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
On day four of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, a final race decided the winner. Photographer Stefano Gattini was on the water to capture these images of the action. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 3:29 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
After one final race at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, John Kilroy at the helm of Samba Pa Ti, tactician Paul Goodison and crew Jeff Reynolds proved they were more than deserving of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Champion title. ...
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A little bit of everything at the Swedish Weta Nationals 2014 By Leif Goldkuhl, Hjälmaren Lake , 12:33 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
There was calm winds, there was gales, Western winds, easterly winds and southern winds. Bright sunshine and cloudburst. We experienced all of this and even some more stuff, during day one of the Weta championships. The second day was slightly less thrilling but nevertheless really exciting sailing. ...
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'Sailing Stones' of Death Valley seen in action for the first time By Scripps iInstitute, , 3:31 AM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
Racetrack Playa is home to an enduring Death Valley mystery. Littered across the surface of this dry lake, also called a 'playa,' are hundreds of rocks – some weighing as much as 320 kilograms (700 pounds) – that seem to have been dragged across the ground, leaving synchronized trails that can stretch for hundreds of meters. ...
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2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 4 -the Mean Streak By Rich Roberts, , 2:11 AM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Skip McCormack spoke for all competitors after Friday's fourth day of the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis YC. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 3 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 9:19 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck for day three of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Frustrating start to day 4 By Chris Yates, , 8:46 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The early part of day four turned out to be a hugely frustrating affair as variable winds, in terms of both strength and direction, wreaked havoc with the start of the racing at the Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup. However, over the duration of the afternoon the wind slowly stabilised to provide the most exciting racing of the week in winds of 15-28 knots. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 8:35 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The third day of racing on beautiful Lake Garda produced premium conditions and spectacular competition at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship once more. Three additional races were completed with second place overall Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. closing the gap on regatta leader, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti ahead by five points. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Action shots by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 2:35 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images during races seven and eight. ...
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5 Oceans - First solo race around the world with equal chances By 5 Oceans, , 1:48 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, President of Clipper Ventures who organised the 5 Oceans, confirmed that the ninth edition in 2014-15 will welcome not only the successful Eco 60 Class, which has shown its durability during the 2010-11 race, but will also welcome the SolOceans One Design Class. ...
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America's Cup: Wild Oats AC45 flying in Paradise - Video By Nic Douglass, , 9:14 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The Oatley's latest yacht - the wing sailed AC45 renamed Wild Oats, was in action at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Nic Douglass compiled this video as she worked her way through the fleet ...
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Ronstan Bridge to Bridge 2014 - Images by Erik Simonson By Erik Simonson, , 7:42 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Images of Ronstan Bridge to Bridge by Erik Simonson. Event organized by St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, United States. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:10 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The latest Volvo Ocean Race entry, Team Vestas Wind, is making good progress towards her preparation for the 40,000nm race around the world. Her initial target was to be splashed on August 21, 2014, followed by sailing trials, pull-down and two days of crew safety training. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team signs up By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:45 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - The Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad’s en masse entry for the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, December 7-14, 2014, raises the competition bar among the Olympic classes and gives aspiring sailors the chance to challenge their heroes. ...
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2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 3 By Rich Roberts, , 4:08 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Early every day at Crissy Field hundreds of San Francisco's hardiest citizens and their dogs can be found running, biking or walking briskly along the wind-swept bay, where some may even be sailing later. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits By Sail-World, , 10:12 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA sailors have spent much of 2014 competing individually at various events around the world, looking to keep their skills sharp against top-flight competition. According to the team, the results have impressive. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 9:03 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Three additional races were added to the scoreboard on Thursday, day two of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. With a substantial 14-point lead, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti is in first place overall. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 8:15 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The wind kicked in earlier than anticipated on the third day of the Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup allowing just over five hours of racing to be completed. By the end of an intense day of competition a further two races were completed as Ben Van Der Steen (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic) and Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) claimed the bullets in the men’s. ...
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America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner By Sail-World.com, , 7:27 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
America’s Cup organizers have appointed Dr. Harvey Schiller as Commercial Commissioner for the 35th America’s Cup. The role of Commercial Commissioner is new to the America’s Cup. Dr. Schiller will be responsible for supervising, managing and protecting the commercial interests of the America’s Cup. He will work closely with all of the competitors, the Regatta Director and the America’s Cup Ev ...
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