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SSL Finals 2014: Introducing German duo Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy By Alex D'Agosta, , 4:22 PM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
We’re talking, of course, about Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy, who make up one of two German duos in Nassau this year, along with 2014 World Champion Robert Stanjek. Polgar and Koy have been strong sailing partnership for many years now and finished fifth in the 2013 Star Sailors League Final with just Scheidt-Prada, Kusznierewicz-Zycki, Mendelblatt-Fatih and Negri-Lambertenghi in front of them. ...
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The Panerai Transat Classique 2015 - Duelling dragons By Panerai Transat Classique, , 1:33 PM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
The Panerai Transat Classique 2015: Bearers of the famous Fife dragon, these grand old ladies of yachting have perhaps, at last, found an event worthy of their fire-breathing insignia. Historic! Unique! Exceptional! For the first time in the history of yachting, two vessels designed by celebrated Scottish architect William Fife III will be battling it out in a race across the Atlantic. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Heading into a tropical Depression *Feature By Mike Scullin, Predictwind, , 10:40 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
The weather team at PredictWind have put together this prognosis for the next few days, looking at what lies ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet ...
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Flying high at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:04 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
Seven Australian Sailing Team and Squad crews are currently competing in five of the Olympic events at Abu Dhabi at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. Next on the AST and Squad’s calendar is the World Cup in Melbourne, December 7-14, 2014. The deadline of Tuesday December 2nd for entries is fast approaching and organiser Yachting Victoria is calling for final registrations. ...
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2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Trail Blazing start expected By Trish Jenkins, , 1:45 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29th November 1200 CET from Lanzarote, Canary Islands bound for Grenada, West Indies, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. ...
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The Magic Road to Rio: Dutch 49er FX Team Nina and Claire By Fettje Osinga, Katwijk , 4:14 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Nina Keijzer and Claire Blom are fighting to qualify for the Dutch Olympic trials for the single Olympic slot in the 49’er FX class. These two ladies have been part of the Dutch Olympic Sailing Team, but as of now the partnership has ended and Magic Marine has stepped up to support this team in their action to take full control of their own program in order to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Spectacular opening day in Abu Dhabi By ISAF, , 3:06 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi 2014: Smiles were present before racing at the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, on the waters off of the Corniche and around Lulu Island and back ashore upon the conclusion of racing. A north westerly breeze that ranged between 9-14 knots greeted the sailors across the four race tracks. The outside courses saw big waves to add some spice to the sailors’ lives. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race, Leg two – Team Brunel: riders on the storm By Team Brunel, , 1:19 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel: Sailing against the wind and ramming into waves is not exactly comfortable. But it can get worse, because right now we are heading straight into a tropical storm. 'Tro-tro-tropical storm?' I stammer in fright to Louis Balcaen. The young Belgian sailor quickly makes it clear that I’m not the only one who is afraid of this particular weather condition. ...
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America's Cup: San Diego YC Commodore on the America's Cup venue By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:23 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
The Commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club, which has hosted three America's Cups and one America's Cup World Series, appeared on local TV, commenting on the apparent decision to award the 35th America's Cup to British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. In this replay of the video Commodore Chuck Sinks, deftly stays within the confines of not confirming that Bermuda has won the hosting rights. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi drops the lead - and then comes back By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, , 9:44 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has slipped in the Volvo Ocean Race having led for most of Leg 2, and won Leg 1. But as has been done before Abu Dhabi has caught up, and now playing storm-watch. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Mast Track issue adds to pressure on Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 9:38 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Mast track issues have dogged the Chinese Volvo Ocean Race entry, Dongfeng Race Team on Leg 2 on the 40,000nm round the world race. The problem is not fully repairable in the current upwind and bumpy conditions, and is certainly an issue of concern for Charles Caudrelier led team. ...
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La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 - Quatre à quatre By La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, , 7:23 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014: Une nouvelle fois Pointe-à-Pitre s’est déplacée en masse pour accueillir le Guadeloupéen Nicolas Thomas (Guadeloupe Grand Large-1001 Piles Batteries) malgré l’avancée de la nuit puisque le solitaire, 28ème Class40 à en finir devant Gosier, est arrivé à quatre heures du matin tropical à Pointe-à-Pitre… ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The Traemeister's onboard gym session *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:33 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin, claimed he did not know what a Gym before he set foot aboard Team Vestas Wind. And then compounded his issues by saying that he thought 'Gym' was pronounced 'Gime'. Fitness freak Trae has taken on the invidious task of getting the Irish OBM up to a passable fitness level, believed to be 100 push-ups. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Thanksgiving at Sea *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:21 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Although they may be far from home, old traditions aren't forgotten as the US crew aboard Team Alvimedica celebrate one of the great traditions. And the non-US crew partake of their first Thanksgiving, off the coast of Madagascar. There's some of the traditional fare, adapted for the Volvo Ocean Race, and some messages and mementos from home. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Launch of Ragamuffin 100 By Louise Bashford, , 1:31 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The official launch of Syd Fischer’s super maxi, Ragamuffin 100, will take place next Tuesday, 2 December 2014, at Sydney City Marine Complex, Rozelle. ...
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PredictWind launches new Offshore Application for Mac and PC By Mike Scullin, , 9:20 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre takes lead in Leg 2 as break point looms *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:20 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
The latest position report from Volvo Ocean Race Control has given the lead in leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Mapfre (Iker Martinez). She takes over the lead from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker), who has led from soon after the start of Leg 2, a week ago. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi to offer new challenge + Video By ISAF, , 5:03 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
Over 270 sailors from 38 nations have enjoyed a mixed range of conditions since their arrival early on in the week. The athletes have used the time to acclimatise to their surroundings, different sea states and a variety of wind strengths. But now, the practice time is over with racing across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding fleets to kick start the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Team Brunel: tactical masterminds By Team Brunel, , 4:07 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
VOR 2014-15: Some of them also wake up in the middle of the night to check the latest position reports of Team Brunel. The crew is aware of that, including our skipper Bouwe Bekking. 'We are not the only ones looking out for the position reports. We know that the home front is eyeballing every move of us. Our wives, children, girlfriends, friends and supporters live this race as extreme as we.' ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi 2014 - Une finale en or By Groupama Sailing Team, , 3:25 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
Du 27 au 30 novembre, dans la douce chaleur des Emirats Arabes Unis, la crème de la voile olympique internationale disputera à Abu Dhabi les finales de la Sailing World Cup 2014. Parmi les dix séries olympiques représentées, Franck Cammas participera pour la première fois à cet événement en Nacra 17, équipé pour l'occasion par la jeune et légère Alizée Desbordes. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014 - A golden finale By Groupama Sailing Team, , 1:37 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: Among the ten Olympic series represented, Franck Cammas will be participating in the event for the first time aboard a Nacra 17, this time teaming up with the young, light Alizée Desbordes. Having remained in France to satisfy her professional obligations, Sophie de Turckheim will be following the performance of her favourite helm closely. ...
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Abu Dhabi excitement for ISAF Sailing World Cup Final sailors + Videos By ISAF, , 12:59 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Bjorn Allansson (SWE), Briana Provancha (USA), Sofia Bekatorou (GRE), Lara Vadlau (AUT) and Anton Paz (ESP) have fully embraced the Abu Dhabi and Emirati life, grasping the opportunities available with both hands. 'There are so many welcoming and friendly people here,' explained Provancha at the opening press conference. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: B&G announced as Official Race supplier By B&G Media, , 11:45 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
Leading sailing marine electronics manufacturer B&G has been appointed an Official Race Supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15. B&G will also be providing full electronic navigation systems, tactical software and race support to the organisers of the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race, which began on the October 4th in Alicante, Spain. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from Nov 23 show By Sail-World, , 10:30 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 - Pathways and passion! ...
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The Star Sailors League makes a triumphant return to Nassau By Alex D'Agosta, , 9:09 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
Star Sailors League Finals: This Bahaman event is about much more than just sailing, however: it promises a blistering week of high emotion, passion and dazzlingly action that will deliver a unique display of sporting prowess from a slew of champions. All in an easy-to-grasp and see format that even non-sailing folk will understand perfectly. ...
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