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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie gunning for glory By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 3:15 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie has emerged as the hot favourite to become the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. However, at 16:00 CET, Artie was still 80 miles from the finish and the Mistral storm is still raging. In addition, there are several yachts behind Artie that could still claim the overall prize. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Another perspective from Team SCA By Sara Hastrieter, Team SCA, , 3:14 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team SCA. Today I would like to share another perspective with you. Given the kind messages from Team SCA followers that we have been receiving onboard (thank you!), it would seem daily reports from our onboard reporter Miss Halloran and our onshore media crew have been doing a wonderful job of sharing our journey thus far. ...
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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Success in San Francisco By KPMS, , 3:03 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship took place from 15-18 October in San Francisco, USA. Hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, the 2014 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds welcomed 19 international entrants - comprising teams from Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Turkey and the United States. ...
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España inicia su camino en el mundial de Optimist de Argentina By Pep Portas, , 2:41 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
El Mundial de Optimist que inicia su singladura hoy, y hasta el próximo 30 octubre, ha cerrado la primera jornada y lo ha hecho con el acto principal que ha sido la ceremonia de apertura. Por la mañana la flota, representando a 50 países, disputó la regata de entrenamiento oficial. ...
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - Intense racing + Video By RS:X Class, , 2:20 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
After two days of intense racing at the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, both fleets have completed a full schedule of six light-wind races, and they’ve earned their lay day! Very light and shifty winds were forecast for the day, and it was a nice surprise to see a seven knot side-off breeze fill in early from the North. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Big breeze and lumpy seas By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 1:56 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
There are 92 yachts still racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The expected frontal system arrived around Midnight last night at the northwest corner of the course. Reports of storm force winds and big seas have been received by the Race Committee and 25 yachts had officially retired from the race by 15:00 CET on Wednesday 22 October. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 10 plus Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, , 11:36 AM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video: You know when you try to stick two positive magnets together and regardless as to how close you get them they never touch? Well, the ITCZ is a bit like that. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 1 turns inside out in Doldums *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:09 AM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
As reported earlier Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race would seem to have gone from being a tightly fought contest to being a procession to Cape Town. Even though only 40% of the course has been sailed, the distance between the boats are significant (other than the two lead boats) and look set to increase. ...
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34th Student Yachting World Cup La Rochelle 2014 - Fifth race day By SYWoC Press Office, , 7:34 AM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Student Yachting World Cup - After those days of sun and light air, the weather was upside-down with a cloudy sky threatening us of heavy shower at any time and a strong wind fluctuating from 15 knots to 25 knots! Two windward-leeward races took place today as the wind became far too heavy in the early afternoon. The 13th race began this morning: a second start occurred under black flag. ...
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2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Match racers defy Gonzalo By WMRT, , 2:54 AM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Over the last few days there have been frantic phone calls between travel agents from competitors at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage and the oldest event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Over Friday night and into Saturday the Category Three Hurricane Gonzalo passed directly over Bermuda pummelling it with 100+ knot winds. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Big gains for two boats in Doldrums *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:29 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Two boats have made big gains in the Doldrums, with the western-most competitors apparently not stopping and sailing though the convergence zone between northern and southern hemispheres, without dropping below 8kts. Team Brunel and Abh Dhabi Ocean Racing have both made big gains on the rest of the fleet - and the two easternmost boats - Team Vestas Wind and Mapfre, in particular. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Qualifying Groups set By Talbot Wilson, , 8:59 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
In spite of Hurricane Gonzalo's thrashing of the Onion Patch last week, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and the people of Bermuda are ready to host the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup, Stage 6 of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). All 20 teams have arrived safely from their corners of the world and will practice for a day and race on Wednesday. ...
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Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Kids breeze past Hurricane Gonzalo By Laurie Fullerton, , 8:11 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
While the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup always offers opportunities for young people to have new experiences, coping with Hurricane Gonzalo offered the 14 competitors traveling from overseas to Bermuda a hurdle that strengthened their respect for this island nation. Many of the 14 competitors spent layover time in either hotels or airports and some are now guests in homes without electricity. ...
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DSS to revolutionise IMOCA 60s, both new and old By Sailing Intelligence, , 7:11 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Dynamic Stability Systems welcomes last week’s decision by IMOCA to place no further restrictions on its class rule. This permits both the six new IMOCA 60s currently under construction, as well as the existing fleet, to be fitted with the lateral lifting foils which DSS has spent the last decade pioneering. ...
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Les Voiles de St Barth - Sixth edition set for Saint Barthélemy By Kirsten Ferguson, , 6:59 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
From April 13-18 2015, Saint Barthélemy will play host to the sixth edition of Les Voiles de St Barth. No fewer than 80 boats and 1,000 sailors are expected to compete at the event, which has been a not-to-be-missed competitive gathering since its creation back in 2010, and for very good reason. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The bright side of the Doldrums By Jonno Turner, , 5:57 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. It’s the place where the northern and southern winds meet, where a sailing race can be won or lost in an instant. And with its complex and confusing conditions, lack of breeze, and stifling heat – it’s also a place that most sailors can’t wait to see the back of. But there is one good thing about the Doldrums. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind contemplates the tropics + Video By Team Vestas Wind, , 5:43 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
The Atlantic has proved to be a test for the VO65s in the Volvo Ocean Race and their teams as a battle of gybing down the west coast of Africa broke out, keeping all boats in a relatively tight-knit pack for much longer than expected. Having passed Morocco and the Canaries, we were drawn to the tricky-to-handle magnet of Cape Verde. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Luchando a la puerta de los Doldrums By Mapfre, , 5:29 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
El 'Mapfre' ya está en la zona de convergencia tropical, área próxima al Ecuador e impredecible meteorológicamente hablando. Michel Desjoyeaux advierte: 'Es un camino muy largo el que hay por delante antes de saber cómo sucederá todo, así que tenemos que manejarnos el viento que tenemos para ir lo más rápido que podamos. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dull day, crazy night for Dongfeng Race Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:06 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
It’s the dawn of a complicated day in the Volvo Ocean Race. Let’s face it: we’re not having a very good time on Dongfeng. We lost distance last night, and our leading position. The day got dull afterwards. Sailing straight ahead, with the spinnaker up, in light winds. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA ready for equator crossing By Corinna Halloran, , 4:51 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 10 onboard Team SCA. Two days, eight hours, thirty-four minutes, and ten seconds, nine seconds, eight, seven, six, five… over the last few days the clock has gotten louder and louder as it counts down to October 23rd at noon—the time when we cross the equator and the time when myself and six other sailors join the rest of our crew in King Neptune’s court. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Tough challenge for Brunel's Pablo Arrarte Elorza By Team Brunel, , 4:41 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
For Pablo Arrarte Elorza, the Volvo Ocean Race is a tough challenge. Not as far as physical effort is concerned because this likeable Spaniard is a very strong guy. For Pablo, the race is mostly a culinary war of attrition because the food that the team has bought with it on the race does little to please his gourmet palate. ...
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Wales to host 2015 Optimist European Championships By Karenza Morton, Pwllheli , 4:33 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Wales, Great Britain will welcome the Olympic sailing stars of the future when it hosts the prestigious Optimist European Championship 2015 next July. Around 250 of the World’s top young sailors from over 45 countries will travel to Pwllheli in North Wales for what is always one of the most fiercely contested events on the international junior racing calendar. ...
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RS:X Youth Worlds - Hard work on day 1 + Video By Jerome S., , 4:17 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds kicked off on October 20th in Clearwater, USA, and it was hard work from the start: in 5-6 kt of breeze, offshore to start the day and side-on to close it, pumping was in order for the 54 boys and 28 girls gathered here for the 2014 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships. ...
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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - NoR released, entries open for 2015 By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 2:33 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
The team at The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta are very happy to announce that entries are now open for the 2015 Regatta, taking place March 5 - 8. The team hopes to see lots of return entries as well as new ones this year, all coming to celebrate the event's 35th year. In order to celebrate this milestone year, there will be some new features this coming season. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - A turning point for the fleet By KPMS, , 2:24 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
After three complete days at sea only three boats competing in the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race have passed the northwest tip of Sicily, roughly the halfway point of the race. The prevailing wind remains weak, but is expected to strengthen this afternoon coinciding with the arrival of bulk of the fleet t the Egadi Islands. ...
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