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EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championship day 4 By John Friend, , 9:48 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The weather conditions today have proved to be quite a bit leveller in terms of the top sailors in each fleet, as the points totals get closer in the lead up to the medal races at the EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championship. Once again the day dawned bright and sunny, but the cloud amounts increased as the day wore on, with the occasion threat of rain. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series, Act 5: Ainslie dominant on Cardiff Bay + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:40 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The towering masts of the Extreme Sailing Series fleet dominated the Cardiff Bay skyline today, as the best of the sailing world took to the water under bright skies and tactically demanding winds, that ended with the home team J.P. Morgan BAR in pole position. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Barker rusty and pays penalty in Wales - Day 1 By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 9:21 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand finished the first day of racing at the Cardiff Extreme Sailing Series regatta less than happy with their performance. Skipper Dean Barker was feeling a little rusty having missed the previous two rounds of the 2014 series. ...
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Foils for the Masses - A look at the Glide Free Foiling Kit *Feature By David Schmidt, , 7:40 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It’s virtually impossible to look at imagery from the 34th America’s Cup and not have a serious 'I wish!' conversation with your mates. While the foil-bound AC72 class of wingsail-powered cats look truly outrageous, sadly, these rarefied America’s Cup class yachts cost tens of millions of dollars to design, build and maintain, and represent the absolute pinnacle of experts-only sailing hardware. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel llega a Alicante esta noche By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:47 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
La campaña holandesa de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 en la que milita el español Pablo Arrarte será el primer equipo en llegar a Alicante cuando quedan 50 días para el comienzo de la etapa inaugural. ...
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IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Tim Wilkes By Sail-World.com, , 3:05 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on deck for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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Formula Kite World Championships - 17 year old Bridge on top + Video By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 2:19 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships in Burc Beach, Istanbul/Turkey saw the beginning of the Final Series for the mens fleet, with Oliver Bridge (GBR, North) topping the leaderboard with a strong lightwind performance. Maxime Nocher (FRA, North) jumped into second position with a 1-2 score, while Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) defends his bronce podium spot. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Pas de répit après le Tour des Iles Britanniques By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:35 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Abattu, meurtri, heureux, inquiet. Vous l’avez dit, ce sont les divers états par lesquels sont passés les marins de la Volvo Ocean Race après un Tour des Iles Britanniques digne du mode essorage d’une machine à laver et qui a vu la victoire d’Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Et maintenant? ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Varuna declared overall winner By RORC Event Press, , 12:19 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has declared Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna (GER), as the overall winner under IRC of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
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Strong winds for the Russian Dragon Open 2014 start By Ivan Bidzilya, , 11:28 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Gusting southwest wind (18-20 knots) allowed Russian Dragon Open 2014 organizers to hold two races on Thursday, 21st August. First went to Dmitriy Samokhin’s Melody Nelson (RUS76), second was won by Annapurna (RUS27) of Anatoly Loginov. ...
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Russia leads 2014 Gazprom Swan 60 Circuit ahead of Rolex Swan Cup By Gazprom Swan 60 Class, , 10:39 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 racing has been dominated by the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club backed team from Russia on board Swan 60 Bronenosec. Clean wins in two out of the three events of the Gazprom Swan 60 Class series ensures a comfortable lead for Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec. ...
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2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads By Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan , 10:02 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Detroit Cup - In the first of four days of match race sailing at the 2014 Detroit Cup, Australia’s Sam Gilmour and his Neptune Racing Team from Australia have taken the early lead. Gilmour leads a field of twelve teams from six countries racing here through Sunday in this ISAF Grade Two event in this second stop of the USA Grand Slam match racing series. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Strong breeze gets Practice underway in Wales By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 9:52 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Practice day in Cardiff for the fifth round of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series and teams got a taste of things to come over the next few days. Starting the day in a light 4-6 knots, the breeze built quickly with gusts to 20 knots. Sails were reefed and, for reasons of safety, guests were absent from the back of the boats ...
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IFDS Worlds 2014 - Extremely light winds for Thursday's racing By High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds, , 7:38 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a tough day for race officials and competitors on the water at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 underway at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Northerlies that looked promising at the clubhouse in the morning died off and the sea breeze that normally builds in from the southwest took its time arriving today. ...
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2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Foreign affairs By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:08 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Each year Aussie sailors travel from the furthest states of Tasmania and Western Australian to be part of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in sunny Queensland. Joining them in 2014 is a smattering of international crews including a number of Russian teams who have keenly jumped on the regatta bandwagon. ...
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2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Jude Robertson By Jude Robertson, , 2:45 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Jude Robertson was back on the water for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championship - Mixed bag on day 3 By John Friend, , 9:46 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Variable wind conditions, across the two race areas, result in one course completing a full schedule of races and the other only a partial programme. The championship, however, is well underway and proving a great success with the sailors and coaches. ...
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America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:37 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority have confirmed that six entries have been received for the 35th America's Cup - five Challengers and the Defender, Oracle Team USA. The five Challengers are believed to have met the entry requirements including payment of the $1million entry fee, as well as being scrutinised for compliance with the Deed of Gift ...
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Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 6:48 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Sail-World interviewed the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race Knut Frostad late last week, after the dust had settled from the final and seventh boat entry team Vestas Wind. Sail-World started by commenting- Many observers are saying that if this one design element hadn’t come in, this race wouldn’t have happened? ...
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America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club By Marina Johnson, , 5:00 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (RYSR) has had its challenge accepted by the America’s Cup defender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. RYSR is the affiliate club of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the challenging club for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), now the official British entry for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:49 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Battered, bruised, happy, worried. You name it, at least one Volvo Ocean Race sailor felt it after a roller-coaster of a Round Britain and Ireland Race. So what next? For Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, it was a week of smiles but keeping a tight lid on the growing optimism built on a near-perfect build-up to Race start on October 4 in Alicante. ...
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J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1 By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 2:08 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Day one of the inaugural J/111 World Championships hosted by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing in Cowes dawned with a forecast of light and fickle breeze. The first start was scheduled for 13:00, the race got under way on time in six knots of wind, but was abandoned after a short period as the wind faded. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier By RORC Event Press, , 12:54 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Six yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and after light winds slowed their progress yesterday (Wednesday) morning, the wind picked up overnight much to the delight of the remaining competitors. British Soldier and Relentless on Jellyfish are having a tremendous battle in IRC Two and the three remaining Two-Handed teams are making great progress. ...
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British Airways Round Jersey Race - Dismasting on St Aubin's Bay By Bill Harris, , 10:51 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The RCIYC’s annual British Airways Round Jersey race was held on Sunday, 17th August. The forecast had been predicting a bit of a blow for several days ahead leading to the postponement of racing for the sport-catamaran class. Indeed the only sport-catamaran to venture out for a spin in St Aubin’s Bay that Sunday morning capsized twice and was dismasted in a thirty knot gust. ...
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C’est reparti pour Realteam à Cardiff, pour l’ Extreme Sailing Series By Realteam Sailing, , 9:44 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Realteam s’envole pour Cardiff au Pays de Galles, où se tiendra du 22 au 25 août 2014 la cinquième étape des Extreme Sailing Series. Quatrième du classement général provisoire, l’équipe Suisse entame la deuxième partie de saison en pleine forme. ...
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