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Shark World Championships underway in Toronto By John D. Brunt, , 2:05 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 Shark World Championships began today August 24 with a practice race and will continue until Friday the 29th. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3 By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 1:04 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 12:15 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
Maxime Nocher (FRA, North) and Steph Bridge (GBR, North) have won the 2014 Formula Kite World Championship titles. On the final day of competition in Burc Beach, Istanbul-Turkey, four medal races were run in both men and women fleets, in perfect conditions and winds averaging 12-15 knots. ...
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Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff By Warren Douglas, , 10:33 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Another frustrating time for Emirates Team New Zealand on Day 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series. The day started with the hearing into yesterday’s collision, resulting in the team being awarded average points for the three races missed because of it. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:24 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
What a difference a day makes. If yesterday’s Extreme 40 racing on Cardiff Bay was all about power, today was about tactics and finesse, with light breeze dancing across the bay, at Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ presented by Land Rover. Only five races were sailed in the shortened schedule ...
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Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind By J.P. Morgan BAR, , 6:43 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
However, after two long days with a record-breaking 19 races sailed, the wind barely showed up until the end this time, and only another five races were contested. It was another steady day for the team aboard J.P. Morgan BAR, with a race win in the opener, followed up by a solid series of results to finish the day still in third place. ...
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IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five By Jude Robertson, , 6:16 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Jude Robertson was stationary all day on the 2.4mR committee boat of IFDS Worlds hence he focus on that fleet. ...
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Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers By ISAF, , 5:23 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
A single undiscardable race brought the Techno 293 racing to a close with the conditions testing the 20 boy's and 21 girl's racers who took to the course. Three knots gusting up to eight knots from an easterly direction made life tough on the race course with those with excellent tactical nous and light wind prowess excelling. ...
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Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore By ISAF, , 4:43 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Chin held on to his overnight lead whilst Yom advanced from second to first in a gripping final day of the Youth Olympic sailing competition. The Byte CII fleets raced in a steady 4-5 knot breeze that was coming from an easterly direction and the tension was high in both races. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate By RORC Event Press, , 4:25 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Three Two-Handed teams from Ireland, Britain and Germany have now accomplished that magnificent achievement. Racing Two Handed around Britain and Ireland requires all-round skill, great seamanship and tenacity. Most of the time, the Two Handed pair are alone on deck. ...
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J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 10:09 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
The first race of the day, the eighth of the series, was started from the vicinity of Bart's Bash buoy to the east of the Bramble Bank in the Solent. The race began in eight knots of wind from 313, the forecast was for 10 knots with some expecting the wind to diminish after lunch. Frédéric Bouvier's J Lance 9 was first to flop on to port. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2 By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 10:05 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship 2014 - Report By John Friend, , 9:46 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Both teams win three gold medals in the process, amongst fierce competition from other nations. The top eight sailors in each fleet qualified to compete in the medals races. These were sailed on an inshore course, in sight of spectators onshore, with each fleet enjoying a separate start. Races were scheduled to last less than 30 minutes and each fleet was launched in the sequence of their start. ...
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2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four By Dobbs Davis, Detroit , 9:13 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Detroit Cup - Another day of very light air and even fog in the morning could not stop the completion of the Quarter-Finals and the determination of the four Semi-Finalists today at the 2014 Detroit Cup, hosted by Bayview YC. These four will meet each other in a first-to-three point series tomorrow in the final day of the event, the second stop in the ISAF Grade Two US Grand Slam series. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner By RORC Event Press, , 9:08 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
There were celebrations on the dock for Relentless on Jellyfish, winner of IRC Two and Saga, winner of IRC One. British Soldier may have lost the battle with Relentless on Jellyfish, but the British Army Sailing Team was far richer for the experience. ...
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J/111 World Championships - Day 3 By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 8:19 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 J/111 World Championship - 'Whatever those guys are Shmokin I want some!' said an unnamed European tactician at the end of today's racing in Cowes after Phil Thomas and Duncan McDonald's Shmokin Joe had stunned the fleet with three bullets. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2 By Sarah Alexander, , 8:08 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 in Cardiff Bay tested everyone’s stamina and commitment. After a record nine races yesterday, the teams sailed ten today, making for another record day and – given the breezy conditions – some of the toughest competition yet seen on the circuit. ...
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Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition By ISAF, , 7:27 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
The competition was scheduled to conclude on Saturday 23 August with a non discardable, single race for all fleets on the agenda. The pre-planned reserve day will be utilised to ensure the completion of the regatta. Sunday's outlook is positive with four-five knots predicted from three sources with gusts of seven, nine and even up 12 knots possible. Moderate to heavy rain is also on the forecast. ...
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2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes By Kathy Large, , 4:47 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Tim Wilkes was back on the water for Saturday’s racing of 2014 IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson By Jude Robertson, , 4:14 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Jude Robertson was back on the water for Day 5 of 2014 IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor By SAP 505 World Championship, , 11:05 PM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
Together with crew Rob Woelfel, Holt went into today’s showdown as one of six teams with a chance of winning the title. The British-born resident of Santa Cruz in California had twice gone into the final day of a 505 Worlds only to finish runner-up. 'I don’t think we’ve ever had anything like this though,' said Holt before racing. ...
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Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 9:23 PM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
A collision brought Emirates Team New Zealand’s bid for a better day on the water to an abrupt halt on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta at Cardiff. Skipper Dean Barker and crew made a good start in the fifth race of the day, rounding the first mark in second and then overtaking the leader. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2 By Ben Ainslie Racing, , 9:12 PM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 in Cardiff Bay tested everyone’s stamina and commitment. After a record nine races yesterday, the teams sailed ten today, making for another record day and – given the breezy conditions – some of the toughest competition yet seen on the circuit. ...
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America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME By SME Media, , 8:21 PM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
The America's Cup Event Authority has partnered with SME, Inc. New York to develop a new brand strategy, identity and architecture for the organization and 35th America's Cup. SME's challenge for this assignment is to develop a brand that represents in equal parts the history/heritage of this global sports icon while capturing the innovative aspect of the event ...
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Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 8:12 PM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
The grudge match on Cardiff Bay continued today, where there was no quarter given and no margin for error as a colossal 10 races were sailed, plus a knock out round at Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ presented by Land Rover. With an average of 10 knots of breeze and gusts up to 18 knots rolling across the course, the fleet tore around the tight track travelling at up to 24 knots ...
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