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PWA Tenerife World Cup - World's best prepare for action By Chris Yates, , 2:36 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park - El Médano - Tenerife PWA World Cup is set to take place from the 4th-10th August. The elite of the wave sailing world will be returning to action as they prepare for their second battle of the season. ...
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2016 Olympics: Brazil successfully improving water quality By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:26 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Top international photographer, Juerg Knaufmann (SUI) has been in Rio de Janeiro at the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics and reports that the serious issues surrounding the water pollution at the race venue are being mitigated. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Williams claims victory in Poland By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 11:00 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Sopot Match Race, the latest event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, saw an impressive come-from-behind victory for British skipper Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team on a day that seemed set to be sailed in light northerly winds. That was until the wind shut down, performed a 180 degree turn, and then filled in with a sudden blustery 20 knots from the south. ...
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Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Low down from Groupama By Groupama sailing team, , 8:30 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
The organisers of the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta, with two years until the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio, have laid on a first-rate spread. And, just the once won't hurt, the sailors are getting to reap the benefits before the other athletes. ...
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Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2014 - Final Day By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 6:44 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2014 - Final Day - Dziwnów put on it’s best show for the final two races of the Laser Radial Youth World titles. A 10 knot breeze from the along the shore built steadily throughout the first race to 13 knots with good surfing waves. The wind topped out at 15 knots but the waves built to give some great rides down wind. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 - Will a Danish entry take Boat 7? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 4:09 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Just on 70 days before the start of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race and rumours abound that a major Danish company is set to sponsor a last minute entry in the round the world race, grabbing the available one design boat seven. ...
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BIC Techno 293 One Design Class Worlds - Highlights Video By Patrik Pollak, , 3:58 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
BIC Techno 293 One Design Class Worlds 2014 were held in Brest, France. It was another great event beating all the previous record in fun and participation. Here is 400 reasons to have 500 reasons next time ... ...
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RS100 European Championships overall By Huw Powell & Al Hall, , 3:16 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Gill RS100 European Championships - Lake Garda was formed by a glacier that flowed down from the Dolomites, cutting through and gouging out the valley. Eventually the ice glacier melted, resulting in the stunning freshwater lake it is today. It was created in the Ice Ages 1.5 million years ago...just before our UK and Australian class chairmen were born…..! ...
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RS400 European Championships overall By Sarah Robertson and Roger Carter, , 2:32 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
The RS400 European Championships at Lake Garda is a perennial RS400 favourite, so it seems fitting in our 20th anniversary year that a record 45 boats made the biannual pilgrimage for the RS Eurocup, including 18 teams from Scotland, three from Canada and two from Cork. ...
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Barclays 52 Super Series - Azzurra in Palma for the 33rd Copa Del Rey By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 1:59 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
The boat flying the colors of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is docked together with her 'sisters' in front of the Real Club Nautico di Palma, ready for the battle start on Monday, August 4th. ...
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Keeping score: How to win the Volvo Ocean Race By Jonno Turner, , 12:31 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Director Jack Lloyd said, 'This edition, we’ve moved to low points scoring for the first time,' he adds. 'It means that the team that finishes first in an off-shore leg, or an in-port race, will be awarded one point. The team that finishes second, two points – and third, three points. If you are disqualified, or have to retire, then you earn an extra point.' ...
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Open 420 Worlds: When good race days go bad... By Rob Burn, , 3:53 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Rob Burn reports on the fourth day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. The Kiwi teams slow grind up continues in a light and shifty day on both courses. One race today, the second abandoned just as the breeze appeared to come in. After a Lay day yesterday that was warm, with the best wind of the World Championships so far ...
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Aussies World Champions in 2014 29er titles By Peter McIntosh, Kingston , 1:43 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
World 29er Championships 2014 - You read it here first … Last week a story in Sail-world noted that NSW teenagers Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, sailing for Belmont Sailing Club, had just won the North American 29er Nationals and looked to be a huge threat in this year’s 29er Worlds which were to follow at the same venue at Kingston, Canada. And so it turned out to be!! ...
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420 World Championship - High scoring day 5 in Travemunde By 420 Sailing, , 8:40 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a high scoring race day five with three back to back races for all fleets at the 420 Worlds. The change in breeze was welcomed, with racing kicking off in around 10 knots, steadily increasing and holding at around 13 knots with gusts up to 14 knots. ...
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Cinq équipages s’affrontent sur la Round Britain and Ireland Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:19 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
En route vers la Grande Bretagne, l’équipage d’Iker Martínez teste cette semaine de nouveaux équipiers. Le bateau espagnol se prépare à participer à la Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. La Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race débutera samedi 9 août et sera précédée de l’incontournable Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Robertson on match point in semis By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:50 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
The Semi-Finals remained in the balance at the close of play today at Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, with four time champion Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team 0-2 down against Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing, while defending champion Taylor Canfield’s USone team was even on 1-1 against France’s Mathieu Richard and his LunaJets crew. ...
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Allen RS Feva World Championship overall By Golly Tucker, , 5:01 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
An hour’s delay due to a late arriving sea breeze did little to calm the nerves on the final day of the RS Feva World Championship. This did allow the Class AGM to take place delayed as it was due to the late finish the day before. Ultimately the D flag launched the fleet into a shifty 8-10kt breeze. ...
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Laser Radial Youth World titles 2014 - Overnight leaders hold on By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 10:32 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship . Dziwnów, Poland Day 5 A 12 knot wind built from the east and the shallow waters of the Baltic Sea produced good surfing waves. The move to Finals races with the two gold fleets on the same course provided an exhibition of close and exciting racing that was a joy to watch. ...
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420 World: First day's racing in Final Series belongs to 14yr old crew By 420 Sailing, , 5:12 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Racing stepped up a gear at the 420 World Championships on Friday 1 August, as the first day of final series racing got underway with the 390 sailors now seeded into 420 Open and 420 Ladies Gold fleets. ...
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Report from Rio: Team Jolly on the South American 470 Nationals By Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, , 10:47 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Current 470 World Champions, Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, are currently competing in the South American 470 Championships in Rio, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Test event starting on Monday.Gonzo (their new boat) seeing some action for the first time in Rio, we are currently taking part in the South American Championships, racing in Rio for the first time... ...
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Sopot Match Race - Hansen and Gilmour out of the competition By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:57 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Defying an unpromising forecast of little wind, the organisers of Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, were able to stay on schedule, completing the final 12 flights of Qualifying. With the easterly onshore wind on Gdansk Bay, conditions were more stable than yesterday’s offshore westerly. ...
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Fireball Europeans: Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton emerge victorious By Cormac Bradley, , 4:31 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton (GBR 15081) are the new Fireball European Champions. In today’s final day of racing they won two of the three races to win the regatta, after discard, by a 6pt margin. In second place overall are Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff (GBR 15093), followed by David Wade and Tim Hartley (GBR 15113) with these two being separated by 3pts. ...
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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race: The Flight of Pretty Fly III By Sail-World, , 8:40 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Join Colin Woods and the crew of Pretty Fly III as they have a fast slide north in last weekend's Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. The canting keel Cookson 50 recovered from a slow start to ease through some marque competitors, and finish sixth over the line, and placing fifth on IRC in what was generally reckoned to be a big boat race. ...
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RS Feva World Championships - Snakes and ladders on a tricky day By Golly Tucker, , 8:35 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The fleet was held ashore for an hour and a half whilst the gradient breeze flopped about and the seabreeze settled at the RS Feva Worlds. It was a light eight knots that saw the Gold fleet set off. By the second race the wind had increased to a lovely 12kts but then shifted 20 degrees right towards the end of the second Gold race but during the sequence for the second Silver. ...
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2014 International Moth Class World Championships - Final highlights By Beau Outteridge, , 3:49 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 International Moth World Championship -The final highlights from the 2014 International Moth Class World Championships in Hayling Island, UK. ...
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