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Top fleet for International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island By Mark Jardine, , 11:11 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
The event has attracted an astounding 130 helms and 18 nations with sailing stars from the Olympics and America’s Cup all converging to race for one of the most coveted titles in the dinghy sailing world. The team at HISC, with their world-class facilities, are all set for the event. ...
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Ergo Hestia Raceboard European Championships 2014 - Overall By Ergo Hestia Raceboard European Championships, , 10:20 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Three races heralded the start of the 2014 'Ergo Hestia' Raceboard European Championships which took place in Sopot, Poland. World Champion, Max Wojcik, racing on home turf, started as he meant to continue with two firsts. ...
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IFCA Slalom Youth and Masters World Championships 2014 - Day 5 By International Windsurfing Association, , 9:05 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
The last possible start was 17:00h, the minutes ticked away relentlessly, some doubted the wind would appear but at 14:30, the heat of the Bay of Roses finally drew in 10 to 17 knots. All to play for and great spectator action: super-fast board speeds, massive spin outs, and crashes at the marks. ...
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Thomas Coville teste son Géant Sodebo By Vendee Globe, , 3:57 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Cinq petites semaines après la mise à l’eau à Vannes du maxi-trimaran Sodebo Ultim’, les tests et la préparation en vue de la Route du Rhum se poursuivent pour Thomas Coville. Les entraînements vont durer tout le mois de juillet, avec deux navigations offshore au programme. ...
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Hobie Multi European Championships - No wind, no racing today By Patrik Pollak, , 3:07 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Half across the world or brothers? What is best combination for successful team? One way or the other all had a chance to relax today. No wind no racing, saving energy. ...
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Star Class World Championship - Thrilling Day 2 + Video By Icarus Sailing, , 2:43 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Star World Championship - Race Day 2 of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship came to a thrilling end today after an intense battle between the top three boats and a near photo finish where only five seconds separated first and second place. The beauty sophistication, and power of the Star Boats racing on Lake Garda this afternoon was only matched by the lake's breathtaking scenery ...
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J80 European Championship - Spain's Van der Ploeg leads By Neus Jordi, , 8:57 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
At the J80 European Championship, 'Factor Energía' skippered by José María van der Ploeg, has taken the lead after the second day of the event held at Barcelona's Mareseme waterfront. Van der Ploeg recorded a win to take the lead from French team 'Interface Concept', which is currently second. 'Movistar', commanded by 2010 European champion Carlos Martínez, ranks third after. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Light winds prevail on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 7:59 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day of the Awaza PWA World Cup saw the opening ceremony take place at 11am as the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, arrived to mark the official beginning of the event, who was introduced to the PWA Chairman, Jimmy Diaz reigning world champions Antoine Albeau and Delphine Cousin as well as the extremely talented Taty Frans. ...
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Star World Championship - Intense battle on day 2 By Star Class World Championship, , 7:50 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Race day two of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship came to a thrilling end today after an intense battle between the top three boats and a near photo finish where only five seconds separated first and second place. The beauty, sophistication, and power of the Star Boats racing on Lake Garda this afternoon was only matched by the lake's breathtaking scenery. ...
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49er and 49erFX Junior Worlds - Emotional wins for Spain and Denmark By Ben Remocker, , 7:29 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four of the 49er Junior World Championship was a two stage affair. The morning had two normal races for all fleets, followed by the afternoon where the top 10 from each fleet raced three Theatre Races to complete the championship. Aarhus delivered another day of westerly unstable winds from 8-12 knots, a fitting continuation of the challenge these U24 sailors have faced all week. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - A change of fortune + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:18 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
A change of conditions brought a change in fortune for a number of the 14 teams competing in the second day of Qualifying at Stena Match Cup Sweden, stage two of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Today the wind was lighter and blowing out of the southwest. ...
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Star World Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 5:29 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for day two of the 2014 Star World Championship to capture these images. ...
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Trois prétendants au Vendée Globe embarquent sur la Volvo Ocean Race By Agence Mer et Media, , 3:51 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Charles Caudrelier, Pascal Bidégorry et Eric Péron, tous les trois candidats au prochain Vendée Globe, embarqueront à bord du bateau chinois Dongfeng pour la Volvo Ocean Race. Ces trois là pourraient donc bien enchainer un tour du monde en équipage dès l'automne, puis et un tour du monde en solitaire en 2016. ...
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470 Junior Worlds - Spanish extend lead, British close gap on French By 470 International Association Class, , 3:49 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing got underway early at 1000 hours on Monday 30 June at the 470 Junior Worlds to make the most of the breeze and improve the chance of completing the scheduled three races for each fleet in a demanding day of racing. Conditions were again a tricky and testing on the race course, as leftover clouds from last night’s thunderstorm caused some massive windshifts. ...
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa starts development program in AC45s today By Luna Rossa Media, , 1:15 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
L The 'new' Luna Rossa Piranha has undergone some major changes foreseen by the Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup that now allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World Series – except for the shape of the hulls. ...
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Ainslie Racing gets big Government funding boost for Portsmouth base By Ben Ainslie Racing, , 12:03 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
New base for Ben Ainslie Racing has the potential to bring significant economic and sporting benefits to the UK, particularly for Portsmouth and the wider Solent area. A recent report on Team New Zealand suggested that the NZ component of its 2010-2013 campaign in Auckland created 1,000 jobs and brought an $88million boost to the local economy. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Mid-Atlantic encounter with Queen Mary 2 + Video By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 8:14 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) received an incredible surprise today when they received a mid-Atlantic salute from the iconic British ocean liner the RMS Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the Cunard line. Shortly before 1700 UTC and sailing upwind at 11 knots, Azzam was overhauled by the massive 1,132-foot, 76,000 tonne Queen Mary 2 (QM2) travelling at twice her speed ...
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Hobie Multi Europeans 2014 - About to set off By Patrik Pollak, , 3:23 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Jumping straight into middle of action at the Hobie Multi Europeans with our first daily report. Sun, wind, friendly people - best way to start summer holidays. Lot of sailing has been done and there is much more to come until Saturday when we will know the new European champions in all categories .... ...
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2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 1 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:27 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Star World Championship - It was a long Monday here at Fragile Vela Meclizine on beautiful Lake Garda for the start of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship. A ferocious storm during the previous night hindered the afternoon wind. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - All set for Turkmenistan action By Chris Yates, , 2:09 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
The PWA enters new territory as the slalom sailors prepare to take centre stage in Turkmenistan. From the first to the 6th July the PWA will be entering unchartered waters as the male and female slalom fleets head to Turkmenistan for the first time ever, for what promises to be a fantastic new event on the PWA Slalom World Tour. ...
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Lightning Youth World Championship - Day 2 By International Lightning Class Association, , 12:33 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Two more races were completed in the 2014 Lightning Youth World Championship today. The top three teams from yesterday showed consistency through the first race today. Team Rondina from Brazil kept up their winning streak with another bullet. Team Lutz from the USA and Team Lorca from Chile finished two, three to tie for second place. ...
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2014 Etchells Worlds: Images of Newport, Bertrand returns after 31 yrs By Daniel Forster, Newport RI , 10:56 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
After an absence of 31 years, Australia's John Bertrand returned to Newport RI for the 2014 Etchells World Championships, with his long-time crew of Grant Simmer and Andrew Palfrey. The finished a very creditable seventh in the regatta won by USA's Bill Hardesty. Daniel Forster, working out of his hometown, provided this gallery of images from the regatta ...
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J80 European Championship - France dominates on day 1 By Neus Jordi, , 10:08 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
France dominated the first day of the J80 European championship that takes place at Barcelona’s Maresme waterfront organized by Club Náutico El Balís, although two Spanish teams finished amongst the top three boats: 'Factor Energía', commanded by Olympic champion José María van der Ploeg and 'Movistar' skippered by Carlos Martínez. ...
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Star World Championship - Tremendous battle on Day 1 By Star Class World Championship, , 8:23 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
It was a long Monday at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on beautiful Lake Garda for the start of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship. A ferocious storm during the previous night hindered the afternoon wind. After an hour and a half delay, a stable Ora developed, but the over-eager fleet of 87 teams required two general recalls and a Black Flag before the fleet got away. ...
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29er European Championships wrap-up in Kiel By Debbie Darling, , 7:33 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Kieler Woche 2014 was the host venue for the 29er European Championships, part of the huge 14 international class event. With light winds and thunder storms forecast it was always likely to be a challenge to fit in five races each day for the 183 boat fleet. Racing was based on the 49er format with the fleet split into four flights and half the fleet sailing at any one time racing on two courses. ...
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