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J/70 Sweden Master of Masters Regatta - About to set off By J Boats, , 6:36 AM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
As J/70 class momentum continues to build in Europe, other countries are adopting the format pioneered by Oliver Schwall that started the J/70 Segel-Bundesliga in Germany. Count Sweden as the next sailing federation to select the J/70 for a major event. ...
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2014 Extreme Sailing Series; Alinghi rises to lead, but series open By Extreme Sailing Series Media, , 4:00 AM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - The third day of racing on the French Riviera for the Extreme 40s could prove to be one of the most defining days of the whole 2014 season, with the leaderboard well and truly blown open. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Volvo know-how changed offshore sailing’s big race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:33 AM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad today revealed how he and his team used know-how from the event’s parent companies to pull off the game-changing introduction of a new strictly one-design boat for the event. ...
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Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Freestyle title race turned on its head By Chris Yates, , 7:18 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Conditions didn’t look too promising first thing this morning, but thankfully after a few hours of waiting the forecasted wind filtered through allowing the completion of the men’s freestyle single elimination on the penultimate day of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam. ...
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Oyster Regatta Palma - A lucky break on day 3 By Mike Owen, , 6:46 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
With four good races already scored, the chance to run today’s fifth and final series-race of the Oyster Regatta Palma 2014 proved a lucky break for those looking for a discard or qualifier. It was also the most challenging with patchy winds and big shifts made massive when black clouds and lightning entered stage left at the end. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ stays in contention with help By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 6:42 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
On Saturday, Emirates Team New Zealand was the beneficiary of that friendly co-operation: An Omani sailor stepped in when illness struck crewman Edwin Delaat overnight and he was in no shape to go racing. And series leader Alinghi, struggling to find form, bounced back to take 54 of the possible 70 points available and go straight to the top. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Gripping stadium racing on day 3 + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:09 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
The third day of Extreme Sailing Series racing on the French Riviera for the Extreme 40s could prove to be one of the most defining days of the whole 2014 season, with the leaderboard well and truly blown open. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - It's a tight game out there + Video By Agathe Armand, , 5:13 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Three changes of leader in one hour in the Volvo Ocean Race Alicante In-Port Race. A five-second gap between Team Alvimedica, winners of the In-Port Race, and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, second. Just 25 seconds to Mapfre, in third. One thing’s for sure - it’s a tight game out there. The start gun went off at 1400 local time. The 7.8nm inshore track counted five gates. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica rules Alicante waves + Video By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:02 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Charlie Enright’s smile said it all as he led his young Team Alvimedica crew to victory in the opening skirmish of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 on Saturday. There’s a long, long way to go and the Alicante in-port race success does not even count towards the offshore overall trophy apart from as a tie-breaker in the case of teams finishing level on points. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - In-Port Race awards images by David Ramos By Sail-World.com, , 3:21 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer David Ramos was on deck in Alicante to capture these images from the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15's first In-Port Race awards ceremony. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Inport win a giant boost for youngest team *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 3:06 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Sail-World interviewed 30 year old skipper Charlie Enright ahead of today’s first 2014-2015 Volvo ocean Race Inport race. Enright was realistic about Alvimedica’s overall chances but today’s win will have had a major impact. The Alvimedica team has had an excellent preparation, having sailed 15,000 VR65 miles. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica wins Alicante In-Port Race + Video By Team Alvimedica, , 2:59 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica has taken first blood in the Volvo Ocean Race, after winning today’s In-Port Race in Alicante. Charlie Enright and his crew made a good, conservative start that placed them in the top half of the seven-boat fleet while a daring port-tack start by Dongfeng Race Team rewarded the Chinese with an early lead. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA reflects on Alicante In-Port Race By Team SCA, , 2:51 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Today saw the first Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race for Team SCA. The crew of the all-women’s team reflect on the action. Annie Lush (GBR): It’s a really short and fast intense racecourse and it's hectic onboard but the good thing was everything was quite clean. ...
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Primer Podio Del 'Mapfre' En La Volvo Ocean Race By Mapfre, , 2:50 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Tercer puesto para el VO65 'Mapfre' en la primera regata costera de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015. Según comentaba ayer el patrón Iker Martínez, los españoles se marcaban como meta terminar en la mitad de la tabla y han cumplido su objetivo con creces: primer podio del 'Mapfre' en esta nueva edición de la vuelta al mundo. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - In-port race puts paid to pre-race nerves By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:40 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Out on the water this afternoon in Alicante, the first in-port race put paid to pre-race nerves, whilst on shore emotion was running high at this morning’s team press conference, when Wolf (Jiru Yang) broke down in tears as he dedicated the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to Leo. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dock Out Parade images from Alicante By Sail-World.com, , 1:25 PM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
David Ramos was on site in Alicante to capture these images during the Volvo Ocean Race Dock Out Parade for the In-Port Race. ...
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2014 2.4mR Open World Championship - The wrap By Sail Canada, , 4:39 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 2.4mR Open World Championship - The final day of racing brought 10-15 knots of breeze and sunny skies. There were three races scheduled for the day however the dying breeze forced the cancellation of race three, with a total of 10 races on the final scoreboard. ...
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Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - An autumn in Pampelonne By Les Voiles de St Tropez, , 1:53 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez 2014, 27th September – 5th October. It is a forgotten place in winter, where the morning sun beats down silvery rays over the crowds in search of a little coolness by the beaches. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Skippers Press Conference images by Rick Tomlinson By Sail-World.com, , 12:27 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Rick Tomlinson was on site in Alicante to capture these images during the Volvo Ocean Race Skippers Press Conference. ...
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2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Swiss dominate on day 2 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 12:19 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Swiss skipper Jérôme Clerc managed to fight off the challenges of the encroaching pack to keep Realteam at the top of the leaderboard on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Nice as the pressure builds with just two days of racing left. ...
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Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - An opportunity to rekindle the links By Les Voiles de St Tropez, , 10:02 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
It was a particularly special day and one not to be missed on any pretext. Indeed, Thursday at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez has been an opportunity to rekindle the links with the Nioulargue era and the founding spirit of yachting, when owners and captains launched friendly challenges from boat to boat with the shake of a hand, a meal or just for the sake of it. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - 1,2,3… ¡listos para la costera de Alicante! By Mapfre, , 8:40 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Cada minuto cuenta y en la base del 'Mapfre' el movimiento es máximo. Mañana sábado se disputa la primera regata costera de la Volvo Ocean Race. A las 14:00 horas, los siete barcos en competición escucharán el bocinazo de salida y a partir de ahí serán unos 60 minutos de regata Barlovento-Sotavento en las inmediaciones de la playa del Postiguet, en Alicante. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A tense day in Alicante for Team Alvimedica By Jane Eagleson, , 8:24 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
It was intense onboard Team Alvimedica today, even if it was just a practice race in Alicante. Saturday brings the first In- Port Race of the Volvo Ocean Race, and today was a dry run for the seven international teams, as well as the race management. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 2 - Extreme Sailing Series, Nice By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 8:09 PM Fri 3 Oct 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 Nice, France after the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA ready to take on the challenge By Team SCA, , 7:52 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Tomorrow, Saturday October 4th, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015, will kick off with the In-Port Race in Alicante. For SCA it brings to a close almost two years of training and preparation. Finally it is time to race. 'It’s going to be fantastic to take on this challenging race', says Sam Davies skipper of Team SCA. ...
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