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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:48 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf. Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ...
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Sonar Class has a new builder for Sonar By Bruce Kirby, , 4:18 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The International Sonar Class is pleased to announce that Shumway Marine, with the cooperation of designer Bruce Kirby has made arrangements to have the Sonar built by Rondar Race Boats in the U.K., with plans eventually to have the boat built on both sides of the ocean. The American Rondar facility is in Peabody, MA. Rondar, expects to launch its first Sonar in April. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA completes closest race in race history By Annaleisha Rae, , 3:40 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA arrived into Auckland, in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, March 1, just seven hours behind the winner of the leg, Mapfre (ESP) in the closest ever race leg. ...
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Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters By Jenny Barchfield, , 2:56 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Passing the Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 2:19 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - The climb back up the Atlantic is long and can be brutally hard, but usually every mile feels like it is taking you closer to the race finish. Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat might be forgiven for feeling that supposition does not fit with their moods today as they are now slanted more east than north ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:44 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:25 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 - Dongfeng arrive in Auckland By Dongfeng Race Team, , 6:25 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 - After the triple successes of winning leg 3 to Sanya, taking the In Port trophy there, and then leading the fleet out of Sanya on leg 4 and staying in front all the way to the Philippines, a bit of a fall from the stars was inevitable perhaps. ...
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Barcelona World Race - GAES Centros Auditivos troisième au cap Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 6:21 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - GAES Centros Auditivos a franchi la longitude du cap Horn (67°17’35W) à 12H32MN TU, soit 13H32, heure française. Ils ont mis 59j 00h 32mn depuis le départ de Barcelone le 31 décembre 2014. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - MAPFRE gana la durísima etapa 4 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:17 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
MAPFRE gana la durísima etapa 4 de la Volvo Ocean Race Tras casi 21 días en el oceáno, haciendo frente a las condiciones más duras que se han visto hasta ahora en esta Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, el MAPFRE de Xabi Fernández ha cruzado la meta en Auckland en primer lugar a las 09:31:20 hora española del sábado 28 de febrero. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Première victoire d’étape pour MAPFRE By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:14 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Volvo Ocean Race - Les Espagnols s'imposent à Auckland devant Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing et l'équipage franco-chinois Dongfeng Race Team. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Grand écart By Barcelona World Race, , 6:04 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Avec l’entrée de GAES Centros Auditivos en Atlantique, ils sont désormais trois à faire route vers le nord. Pendant ce temps, le reste de la flotte continue de filer vers l’est sud-est à la perpendiculaire de la route des leaders. ...
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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - a British tradition By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 3:53 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Our favourite boat show in the whole world is the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. It is like no other, with a large percentage of eight to 15-year olds, with many young siblings often dragging their parents down the aisles. Its a dull overcast day in Lonon with rain showers, but inside the heated halls of the Alexandra Palace, the fabled 'Ally Pally' , around 5,000 visitors will gaze at touch and feel ...
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Eight minutes between Podium players as Spanish win VOR leg 4 By Volvo, , 12:10 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 - fleet arrives in Auckland and the winner is By Sail-world, , 11:08 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Mapfre took the gun, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was second and Dongfeng third. Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air over Auckland for 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided these images. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 - the fleet approaches Auckland By Sail-World, , 9:32 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 10 miles to Auckland finish By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:00 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ...
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2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Third time lucky for happy Hap By Louay Habib, , 6:02 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Hap Fauth's American JV72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner. Whilst several yachts are still racing, by the morning of Friday 27th February none of the remaining teams had the ability to better Bella Mente's corrected time under IRC. It was third time lucky for Bella Mente as the Maxi 72 has finished second overall for the past two years. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Finish - Auckland - Live Video and Updates By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:21 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ...
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Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena deuxième au cap Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 5:03 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Deuxièmes de la Barcelona World Race, Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz ont doublé le cap Horn ce matin à 2h12 TU (3h12 TU+1 à Paris) après 58j 14h et 12mn depuis leur départ de Barcelone, le 31 décembre 2014. A bord de Neutrogena, l’équipage a franchi le Horn par 40 nœuds de vent et une mer formée. C’est la septième fois que Guillermo Altadill franchit le Horn, la deuxième pour José Muñoz. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena crosses Cape Horn with 40 knots wind By Barcelona World Race, , 4:40 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. ...
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Yacht Club Costa Smeralda - 2015 calendar presented By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 3:48 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
With the start of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's sailing season just a few short days away, the Club's busy 2015 calendar was presented to journalists and sponsors at a press conference in Milan's Four Seasons hotel. An impressive list of regattas scheduled to take place from March to November is set to have owners, yachtsmen and some of the world's most impressive vessels ...
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Barcelona World Race - Tierra del Fuego By Barcelona World Race, , 2:33 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Même si ce ne sera pas une première pour José Muñoz, le coéquipier chilien de Guillermo Altadill, le passage du cap Horn risque d’être émouvant à plus d’un titre. D’une part, parce que le Horn fait partie intégrante de l’identité chilienne, mais aussi parce que José ne pourra manquer d’honorer la mémoire de son pote et mentor Felipe Cubillos aux côtés de qui il a participé au tour du monde ...
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Barcelona World Race - At Cape Horn memories are made. and recalled By Barcelona World Race, , 2:04 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue ...
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Succesful European Forum of Sailing Cities in Cadiz By Dan Ibsen, , 7:14 PM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
15 countries and 31 delegates from all over Europe gathered in Cadiz, Spain for the first ever focused seminar among sailing cities and organizers arranged by European Sailing Federation. ...
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