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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica welcomed in force + more Dock Talk By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:41 PM Thu 12 Jun 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 won’t be visiting the sailing-crazy town of Newport, Rhode Island for nearly a year but anticipation is already sky-high after Team Alvimedica sailed in this week. Despite the miserable weather, the town came out in force with a flotilla of vessels on Monday to welcome their 'home boys' led by resident Charlie Enright, who is skipper, and fellow American Mark Towill. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final to take place in Abu Dhabi + Video By ISAF, , 3:30 PM Thu 12 Jun 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates will host the inaugural 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final through to 2017. The ISAF Sailing World Cup is the annual circuit of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors. Its centre-piece is the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ...

New York to Barcelona - Guillemot a salvo, pero Safran abandona By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 3:21 PM Thu 12 Jun 2014 GMT
Justo cuando la IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race entra en una fase crítica, con su llegada al Estrecho de Gibraltar, esta madrugada se produjo un accidente a bordo del Safran, que le ha obligado a retirarse tras liderar la flota con autoridad. ...

America's Cup - Luna Rossa Challenge details team + Video By America's Cup, , 1:52 PM Thu 12 Jun 2014 GMT
On Thursday Luna Rossa Challenge released a number of videos and stories detailing their team for the 35th America’s Cup. Patrizio Bertelli, the passionate team principal of Luna Rossa, introduced Max Sirena as skipper for the second consecutive challenge. ...

Oceania Sailing - Results and the first statement By Oceania Sailing, , 10:15 AM Thu 12 Jun 2014 GMT
Oceania of Sailing New Caledonia 2014 - 120 sailors aged from eight to more than 50 years, originating from Wallis and Futuna, Australia, New Zealand, the Cook Islands or New Caledonia sailed for four days, rocked or heckled by the Caledonian trade winds. ...

IMOCA New York to Barcelona Race 2014 - Safran se dirige a Cádiz By Open Sports Management, , 9:50 AM Thu 12 Jun 2014 GMT
IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race 2014 - Safran se dirige a Cádiz ...

IMOCA Ocean Masters New York- Barcelona Race: Safran diverts to Cadiz By Seaclear Communications Media, , 9:39 AM Thu 12 Jun 2014 GMT
IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race 2014 - Last night, at around 0200hrs (French time) Guillemot fell and suffered a serious blow during a manoeuver on the bow in about 35-40 knots of wind. He has probably broken some ribs. He is complaining of severe pain. ...

Johnie Berntsson gets wildcard to Stena Match Cup Sweden 2014 By Meltwater Press, , 8:15 AM Thu 12 Jun 2014 GMT
The team aims to go all in at their home event with a tailor made training schedule leading up to the 20th anniversary of Sweden’s biggest sailing event. Stena Sailing Team have had a good start to this year’s mach racing season – winning GKSS Icebreaker Cup, as runners up at the Volvo Spring Cup and reaching the semis at both the Congressional Cup and a Grade 2 event in Szczecin, Poland. ...

America's Cup: Spithill says that Challengers were offered second AC62 *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, Auckland, New Zealand , 5:07 AM Thu 12 Jun 2014 GMT
S-W Exclusive: In an interview broadcast on NewstalkZB Thursday afternoon, NZT, Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill says that the America's Cup Challengers were offered the option of having a second AC62 but turned it down. Spithill says the offer is still possibly open to acceptance by the Challenger group. ...

America's Cup: Team New Zealand has just 19 days left to live? *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, Auckland, New Zealand , 1:00 AM Thu 12 Jun 2014 GMT
Financially beleaguered America's Cup challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand has less than 19 days to find sufficient finance to stay alive. In an interview broadcast on Wednesday morning on Radio Sport, in Auckland, Team NZ CEO Grant Dalton said the team had 19 days of financial resources left before the team would be forced to disband ...

America's Cup 35 Protocol: business as usual By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia Editor, , 11:09 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
The new America’s Cup protocol has been let loose, and already there are mutterings of discontent. Let’s get something quite clear before we go any further: ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Alexis Loison first across Plymouth finish line By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 9:36 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
Sailor Alexis Loison (Groupe Fiva) won his first ever leg of La Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard Cashemire this afternoon as he crossed the line in Plymouth at 14:53:50. This is the Frenchman's second win in the city - he was victorious in last year's Fastnet race, sailing double-handed with his Dad. Loison's decision to stay East of the fleet as they raced from Roscoff to Plymouth paid off. ...

America's Cup: Coutts eliminates San Francisco as 2017 venue *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 9:07 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
It has been confirmed by the San Francisco Chronicle that Oracle Team USA CEO, Russell Coutts has eliminated San Francisco as a venue for the 35th America's Cup. The move was signaled earlier in the week, to the anguish of many, but that has apparently been ignored in the pursuit of the best commercial deal for the event. ...

Audi TP52 World Championship - Light wind keeps fleet aground By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 7:22 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
Despite a long wait ashore at the Audi TP52 World Championship in the hope of the very light easterly breeze filling in enough to get today's second scheduled coastal race underway, AP over Alpha was hoisted at 2.30 p.m. at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. ...

Finn World Masters - Day 3 images by Robert Hajduk By, , 6:48 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
Due to weather conditions, there was only a single race on day three of the Finn World Masters in Sopot. Photographer Robert Hajduk was on site to capture these photos of the action. ...

Finn World Masters - Stefan Fagerlund claims race win on day 3 By Robert Deaves, , 6:30 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
The vagaries of the fickle wind at the Finn World Masters in Sopot, added a new dimension to the mix on Wednesday, day three of the regatta, as only half a full race was managed. Stefan Fagerlund (SWE) won the Yellow group while the Blue fleet didn't even manage to start with very light and patchy winds all day long. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Safran-Guy Cotten takes 13th place By Safran Sailing Team, , 6:22 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
Three days 04 hours 11 minutes and 45 seconds; that is the time it took to Gwénolé Gahinet to complete his first leg of La Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard cashmere. Crossing the finish line at 17:11:45 (French time) in Plymouth Bay, the Figaro Safran-Guy Cotten took an excellent 13th place. ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup: Special feel after Monte-Carlo finish announcement By KPMS, , 5:11 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
The 62nd Giraglia Rolex Cup has had a special feel about it ever since the Yacht Club Italiano announced that the offshore race would exceptionally finish in Monte-Carlo, this year, as part of the celebrations surrounding the inauguration of the Yacht Club de Monaco’s new clubhouse. ...

Normandy Sailing Week - Groupama 34, first in the offshore course! By Kate Jennings, , 4:55 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
Groupama 34, skippered by Franck Cammas, crossed the finish line today at 11h35m27s GMT in the Normandy Sailing Week offshore course. Oman Sail skippered by Sidney Gavignet and Courrier Dunkerque skippered by Daniel Souben complete the podium. Having flirted with the top spot several times last night, Bretagne – Crédit Mutuel settles for fourth. ...

Audi TP52 World Championship - Wind halts action in Porto Cervo By 52 Super Series, , 3:05 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
Around the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda today at the Audi TP52 World Championships, patience was a required virtue, but in the end it was not rewarded. The gentle winds proved just too light to get the nine boat fleet from seven different nations out to compete on the scheduled coastal race course. ...

Audi TP52 World Championship - Coastal race cancelled By Giuliano Luzzatto, , 2:55 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
At the Audi TP52 World Championship, the weather forecast didn't leave much room for hope and in fact, the race committee had no option but cancel the coastal race in program for today. During the long wait, to no avail, the TP52 fleet was docked while the AP flag was flying over Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. ...

Normandy Sailing Week - Groupama 34 s’adjuge le parcours offshore By Normandy Sailing Week, , 2:41 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
Groupama 34, skippé par Franck Cammas, a passé la ligne d’arrivée à 13h35m27s aujourd’hui. Oman Sail de Sidney Gavignet et Courrier Dunkerque de Daniel Souben arrivent en seconde et troisième position. Bretagne – Crédit Mutuel, après avoir plusieurs fois flirté avec la place de leader cette nuit, reste au pied du podium. ...

Round Texel and Texel Dutch Open named official Class F18 events By Willeke Aapkes, , 2:06 PM Wed 11 Jun 2014 GMT
On Saturday 28th June 2014, the 37th edition of the legendary Round Texel is scheduled to commence. The Round Texel, also known as ‘the Biggest Cat Race in the World’, is the highlight of a festive week of sailing from 25th – 28th June on the beach at Paal 17. ...

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