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Half Ton Classics Cup - Swuzzlebubble victorious with a day to spare By Fiona Brown, , 9:38 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
With a bravura performance of three straight wins on today's penultimate day, the stunningly restored 1978 Farr designed Swuzzlebubble, owned and helmed by Peter Morton and crewed by Kelvin Rawlings, Anthony Haines, Eouard Lynch, John Kemp, David Lenz and Martin Calmon, claimed the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup with a day to spare. ...
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Tour de France a la Voile - Courrier Dunkerque 3 moves up By Fabienne Morin, , 8:34 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Daniel Souben and his team are doing a real coup on the second offshore leg of the Tour de France à la Voile, between Dieppe and Granville in Normandy. They made a perfect tactical choice to finish 15 minutes ahead the second Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite. ...
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Audi-Tron Sailing Series - Melges 20 fleet ready for action By Joy Dunigan, , 8:23 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
More than 40 Audi Melges 20 teams will compete this weekend at the Riva Del Garda edition of the 2014 Audi-Tron Sailing Series, the fourth act of the five-part European program that also serves as a prelude to the World Championship. The Worlds is scheduled to take place in late August (25-30) in the same location, hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva, organized by B.Plan Sports & Events and Melges Europe. ...
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Overall and Corinthian winners decided By Rupert Holmes, , 8:07 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Day five at the Dragon Edinburgh Cup saw tensions rise in an incredibly close race in unstable winds that saw the top five boats separated by just 12 seconds at the start of the final beat. ...
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Tour de France a la Voile - Rough ride for Groupama 34 By Vincent Borde, , 8:00 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The 177 miles that made up the second offshore leg in the Tour de France a la Vole, linking Dieppe and Granville, was set to be tough, as much for the guys as the gear: strong wind, rough seas and punching tide. It has to be said that on the competitors' arrival in the former home port of French sailing legend Christophe Auguin, the sailors had suffered, some more than others. ...
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Volvo Cork Week - Front runners emerge on day 3 By Louay Habib, , 7:48 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Unsettled weather provided changeable conditions for day three of racing at Volvo Cork Week. The day started with bright sunshine and balmy conditions, causing a short postponement for many classes and light rain (honestly!) and a stiffer breeze was encountered during the day. ...
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EFPT Lanzarote – Disappointing weather on day 2 By EFPT, , 7:40 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
On day two of the EFPT Lanzarote, with a rather marginal forecast, we started the day with the skipper’s meeting at 10.00am. Just as the day before though, an unusual weather situation over the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura led to a messed up windsystem and cloudy skies. ...
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Finn Silver Cup - Frustration grows following light wind day By Robert Deaves, , 7:27 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The weather is throwing is best and its worst at the Finn Silver Cup sailors. After Wednesday was lost through too strong winds, another day was lost Thursday with not enough wind. The day spent in sweltering temperatures and no wind, and while one race was started, it was abandoned at the windward mark as the wind vanished into the humid Dutch air. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Big winds halt racing in La Grande Motte By Camille El Beze, , 6:30 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The strong Mistral gusting up to 30kts at times meant it was too windy for the first scheduled Finals day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships. Racing is billed to resume Friday with a start sequence planned from 1000hrs local time. ...
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RS500 Worlds - Countdown underway to Cercle Nautique de Loctudy action By Pip Baily, , 5:59 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
With less than four weeks to go until the RS500 World Championships at Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, in Brittany – France, we are extremely excited that entrants are already up to 50 boats for the event. The event has been inundated with entries in the last couple of days from France, Italy, Sweden and Great Britain, with we hope more to follow in the final run up to the Championships. ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans - Tough end to qualifying phase + Video By Andy Rice, , 5:28 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Twenty knot winds - gusting to 25 - made for a tough but exhilarating end to the qualifying phase of the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. France’s Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis hammered home scores of 1,2,1,2 to take the lead in the 83-boat men’s 49er fleet, while Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze lead the women’s 51-strong 49erFX division. ...
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Soto 40 World Championship - Competition strengthens in Valencia By Soto 40 Media, , 5:14 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Today we celebrated the third day of races at the Soto 40 World Championship in Valencia’s waters. The winners were the boats Earlybird, property of Hendrik Brandis, and Tony Buckingham’s Ngoni, which returned to top position overall with 19 points. It was also a hard day of work for the Umpires. ...
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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing y Team Alvimedica ponen rumbo a Inglaterra By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:02 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Dos de los equipos que competirán en la próxima Volvo Ocean Race han salido esta mañana del puerto norteamericano de Newport, en Rhode Island, hacia Gosport, Reino Unido, en sendas travesías transatlánticas. ...
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New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC By IPC, , 3:40 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) released the first draft of a new Classification Code on Thursday (10 July), marking the launch of the latest round of consultation. The revised Code, due for release in 2017, was developed from a first period of consultation during 2013 which gathered responses from around the Paralympic Movement on the existing version of the Code. ...
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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London By Clipper Ventures, , 3:32 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has departed The Netherlands in the final stage of the world’s longest and toughest ocean race, which returns to London this Saturday (12 July) after covering more than 40,000 miles between six continents over eleven months. ...
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Panerai British Classic Week - Entry list grows as famous yachts join By Mary Scott-Jackson, , 2:18 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
From 12 to 19 July, Cowes Yacht Haven will play host to the 2014 edition of Panerai British Classic Week. Once again classic yachts from across the UK and Europe will come together to race and celebrate all that is best in classic yachting with some 50 yachts participating in this tenth anniversary edition of the regatta. ...
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Foiling Week: Moth Invitational Regatta - Rob Gough victorious By Domenico Boffi, , 1:50 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The Foiling Week is in full swing: the last conference day and mixed race are about to happen after the Moth National Championship and Invitational. The initial perfect Garda conditions gave way to a more unstable weather that didn’t' allow the awaited mixed fleet racing to happen in the last two days. ...
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SECUMAR appoint new sales director By Anne Finck, , 12:14 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
There’s a fresh wind at SECUMAR with the appointment of Volker Lamp as the new sales director for the entire product range of life saving equipment from Bernhardt Apparatebau, trading under the world renowned name of SECUMAR. The 36 year-old MBA graduate will be responsible for all sales of lifejackets for sport, leisure, commercial and industrial markets as well as giving a fresh push into state ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:40 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Two Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 rival crews have set out for transatlantic crossings from Newport, Rhode Island to the United Kingdom this week as preparations for the event start in October continued to heat up. ...
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Rio 2016 in the sights of ISAF Youth Worlds 420 sailors By ISAF, , 10:19 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
When racing commences on 14 July 2014 the Brazilians and Chileans will be gunning for gold but both sailors have the Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds and Rio 2016 Olympic Games firmly in their sights. Chile's Nadja Horwitz has been involved in every ISAF Youth Worlds since Istanbul, Turkey in 2010 and has made an improvement each year. ...
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Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play By Melges 20, , 3:34 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Aside from all the great racing anticipated this weekend at the fourth episode of the 2014 Melges 20 Audi-Tron Sailing Series in stunning Riva Del Garda, the International Class is proud to formally present a brand new and very exciting World Ranking system. ...
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FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold By Tony Mapplebeck, , 2:56 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Vose, Nagel, Prime and Peters dominated the match racing at Lake Ledro last week to win the FISU (International University Sports Federation) Women’s Match Racing Worlds, bringing home a women’s gold medal for the first time. The Open teams of Wilkinson and Miller fared less well, in the very tricky conditions, finishing in 15th and eighth respectively. ...
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2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:12 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day two of the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship was a non-issue. There was no wind in the morning but it was forecast to be hot inland so there was hope for a sea breeze. Some clouds formed over this city in the early afternoon, however, so that killed any hopes for the day. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video By Fiona Brown, , 9:44 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Likely one of the most scenic short offshore races ever, perfectly describes the course set for today's fourth race at the Half Ton Classics Cup 2014, which took the sailors from Saint-Quay-Portrieux, along the cliffs of Northern Brittany, around the stunning Ile de Bréhat archipelago and back, a distance of just under 40 miles. ...
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Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult By Louay Habib, , 7:31 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
The fast high performance yachts racing at Volvo Cork Week enjoyed the unique Slalom Course today, the triangular course has an offset mark which forces the crew to gybe half way down the reaching leg, providing high octane manoeuvres in close quarters with other yachts. ...
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