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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - a British tradition By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 3:53 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Our favourite boat show in the whole world is the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. It is like no other, with a large percentage of eight to 15-year olds, with many young siblings often dragging their parents down the aisles. Its a dull overcast day in Lonon with rain showers, but inside the heated halls of the Alexandra Palace, the fabled 'Ally Pally' , around 5,000 visitors will gaze at touch and feel ...
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Eight minutes between Podium players as Spanish win VOR leg 4 By Volvo, , 12:10 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 - fleet arrives in Auckland and the winner is By Sail-world, , 11:08 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Mapfre took the gun, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was second and Dongfeng third. Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air over Auckland for 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided these images. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 - the fleet approaches Auckland By Sail-World, , 9:32 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 10 miles to Auckland finish By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:00 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Finish - Auckland - Live Video and Updates By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:21 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ...
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Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena deuxième au cap Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 5:03 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Deuxièmes de la Barcelona World Race, Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz ont doublé le cap Horn ce matin à 2h12 TU (3h12 TU+1 à Paris) après 58j 14h et 12mn depuis leur départ de Barcelone, le 31 décembre 2014. A bord de Neutrogena, l’équipage a franchi le Horn par 40 nœuds de vent et une mer formée. C’est la septième fois que Guillermo Altadill franchit le Horn, la deuxième pour José Muñoz. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena crosses Cape Horn with 40 knots wind By Barcelona World Race, , 4:40 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Tierra del Fuego By Barcelona World Race, , 2:33 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Même si ce ne sera pas une première pour José Muñoz, le coéquipier chilien de Guillermo Altadill, le passage du cap Horn risque d’être émouvant à plus d’un titre. D’une part, parce que le Horn fait partie intégrante de l’identité chilienne, mais aussi parce que José ne pourra manquer d’honorer la mémoire de son pote et mentor Felipe Cubillos aux côtés de qui il a participé au tour du monde ...
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Barcelona World Race - At Cape Horn memories are made. and recalled By Barcelona World Race, , 2:04 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - GAC Pindar battles against the clock By GAC Pindar, , 2:53 PM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is due into Auckland, New Zealand imminently following a gruelling 5,264 nautical mile race from Sanya, China. However, this is not the only race that has been taking place, GAC Pindar has been battling against the clock to ensure that the Auckland race village was ready ahead of the opening on the 27th February. ...
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Finn World Masters Championships 2015 - Pre registration open By Robert Deaves, , 9:50 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
For the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece pre-registration is open. So far 130 Masters have entered. 2015 will be the first time the Worlds Masters have been held in Greece. ...
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Registration for the 2015 Finn European Championship is live! By Robert Deaves, , 9:05 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
The website for the 2015 Finn Open and Junior Europeans in Split, Croatia, is now live, with online entry open. The last time the Finns had an event there the wind did not cooperate and the fleet ended up sailing some races as the sun set. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Nip and tuck racing ahead to the finish in Auckland By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, , 7:46 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Ian Walker’s crew on Azzam is almost leveled with the northern tip of New Zealand, and has managed to keep a small amount of separation from the Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE, all separated by 3-5 nautical miles north to south and within 10nm east to west. Now its time for the reverse Coastal race. ...
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RS Aero UK National Championships and International Open 2015 preview By Peter Barton, , 5:15 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
Following on from the launch of ‘RS Aerocup - Barcelona Edition’, where 16 charter boats will be made available to International entrants outside the UK, RS Sailing have made a further exciting commitment. They will generously also make those 16 charter boats available two months earlier, for the inaugural UK Nationals, to enable International visitors to compete. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Nord-express et train-train Pacifique By Barcelona World Race, , 3:12 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Enrichissez-vous! Si Guizot avait été navigateur, nul doute qu’il aurait admiré le parcours de Bernard Stamm et Jean le Cam. Petit à petit, les adversaires de Cheminées Poujoulat abandonnent chaque jour quelques milles au leader qui voit son matelas grossir au fur et à mesure que la distance vers l’arrivée diminue. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Pedestrian Pacific, Atlantic highway to home By Barcelona World Race, , 1:58 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ...
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing lines up against Oracle Team USA - Video By John Navas, , 10:52 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ...
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High Performance Yacht Design conference during Volvo OR stopover By Graeme Finch, , 10:35 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:25 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:06 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race and its forerunner, the Whitbread Round the World Race, used to be dominated by Kiwi crews. In the current edition, there are just three New Zealanders competing. Two of those are on Team Alvimedica, the US and Turkish flagged entry. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – No sleep until Auckland By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:51 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Victory in the fourth leg was so close that Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier (FRA) could almost taste it on Thursday, but with just over 500 nautical miles (nm) to go, he was taking nothing for granted ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team skipper's 41st birthday today By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:32 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Today is 26th February. Today is Charles Caudrelier’s 41st birthday. Today marks Charles’ one-year anniversary as Skipper for Dongfeng Race Team. Today we’d like to let you into the world of a man that everybody yet at the same time, nobody knows. We don’t pretend to understand him but we hope that by reading this you will appreciate him just as much as we do. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:08 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World’s NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with David Swete one of three New Zealand crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Swete was reporting in from Team Alvimedica the US and Turkish flagged entry, currently lying in fourth place on leg 4 of the race from Sanya China to Auckand. ...
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AC45 Turbo Training - Oracle Team USA images by pressure-drop + Video By pressure-drop.us, , 11:19 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA AC45 Turbo Feb 25 Training images provided by pressure-drop.us. Flat flood conditions and winds 12-18 and then picking up late in the day. Boat is matching the olars established with the AC 72's. ...
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