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Trois bateaux de la VOR vont s’affronter sur le Tour des Iles Canaries By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:44 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Team SCA, Team Brunel et le projet espagnol – vont s’affronter à partir de samedi sur ce qui constituera la première compétition du nouveau monotype Volvo Ocean 65 : Le Tour des Iles Canaries. La course qui mènera les bateaux autour des 7 îles de l’archipel partira de la marina Rubicon de Lanzarote. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Penultimate day could see medals decided + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 2:09 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of competition at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira could see medals wrapped up in many of the classes. It could be a great day for the French with two teams potentially able to win gold in the 29er and SL16 fleets. ...
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OK Dinghy European Championship - Fleet heads for Steinhude By Robert Deaves, , 1:50 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
An unprecedented entry of 116 have registered for the 2014 OK Dinghy European Championships, which is due to start this weekend at Steinhude, Germany. The OK Dinghy European Championship is only traditionally held when the World Championship is outside Europe. ...
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Stamm et Le Cam ensemble autour du monde By Cheminées Poujoulat, , 1:42 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Ce sont deux grandes figures du Vendée Globe qui s’associent pour la prochaine course autour du monde en double, la Barcelona World Race. Soutenu par son partenaire Cheminées Poujoulat, le skipper suisse Bernard Stamm reprend l’ancien monocoque 'Mare' du skipper allemand Jorg Riechers. Et c’est aux côtés d’un certain Jean Le Cam qu’il se présentera au départ de Barcelone le 31 décembre prochain. ...
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Quick off the mark on day 1 of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek By Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014, , 1:01 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The 35 boats are split over seven classes, and include many familiar faces together with a growing number of international boats and charterers this year. Having set the startline between Lone and Aeo islands, the racing started on time and first off were IRC Racing I on a windward-leeward. ...
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RYA Team GBR prepares to defend Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup title By Matt Carter, , 12:40 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
A tough mix of inshore and offshore racing, the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup is an intense seven-day programme (19-26 July) that pits teams comprising one boat in each of three specified class bands against one another to accrue overall team points. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final on course for UAE capital By ISAF, , 12:11 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final will take place in Abu Dhabi from 26-30 November. Around 350 sailors from 20 countries are expected in Abu Dhabi to compete in all 10 Olympic events and a kite-surfing event, in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche. The events will be covered by the international sailing media and an ISAF television audience in over 100 countries. ...
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VOR 2014-15 - Canary Islands test run as 3 from fleet go head to head By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:42 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The 650-nautical mile race around the seven Canary Islands starting and finishing at Marina Rubicón in Lanzarote is expected to take three days to complete and will give an early indication of form for half of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet so far announced before the event begins on October 4. ...
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Gazprom Swan 60 President offers insight into Class and World event By Gazprom Swan 60 Class, , 11:04 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Having raced across a number of different classes in his role as Commodore of the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, Russia, Vladimir Liubomirov, still feels that the Swan 60 is strictly a unique sailing experience. 'The boat’s high stability, direct steering system, and foils with a forgiving performance all add up to a responsive yacht.' ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 5 in Portugal By Sail-World, , 10:31 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Images from Day 5 of the ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal. Light winds prevailed making for challenging racing for the sailors and many of the lesser known sailing countries finished at the head of the fleet - putting an interesting slant on the leaderboard. ...
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Stamm and Le Cam join forces for the Barcelona World Race By Cheminées Poujoulat, , 8:41 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
These two great personalities from the Vendée Globe are joining forces for the upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, the Barcelona World Race. Supported by his partner Cheminées Poujoulat, Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm is taking over the helm of the monohull 'Mare', previously skippered by German sailor Jorg Riechers. ...
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Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 7:36 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
US based Satellite telephone company Iridium Communications failed to give New Zealand rescuers details of a dramatic final message from a missing yacht Nina until the US State Department intervened, a detailed review of the search effort has revealed. ...
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PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it! By Sail-World.com, , 3:47 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
With PredictWind’s Weather Routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier. We give you a three step navigation explanation with diagrams - and you are ready to go to plot your favorite cruising route, avoiding rough seas and high winds, or try being a Volvo Ocean Race navigator ...
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2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - US Team mid-event report By Will Ricketson, , 2:45 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
With three days in the books at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, the American contingent looks to continue their strong showing over the final two days of racing in Tavira, Portugal. US athletes are currently in close medal contention in three classes (Laser Radial, 29er and SL16), and the possibility remains that Team USA could finish in the top ten in six of eight classes. ...
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Panerai British Classic Week - Thrilling traditional Ladies Race By Mary Scott-Jackson, , 8:36 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
With five races now completed the rankings are tightening up at Panerai British Classic Week. Day four of the regatta featured one class race and the traditional Ladies Race, which proved to be just as thrilling as the class races. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - A day for the underdogs in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 7:46 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, it was a day for the underdogs in many cases on day three with improvements made and personal goals attained across the fleets. Historically the ISAF Youth Worlds has seen French, Italian and British teams dominate proceedings but in a light westerly breeze, sailors from Slovenia, South Africa, Portugal and Argentina shone brightest in their fleets. ...
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World Landsailing Championships - Images by Louis Kruk By Sail-World.com, , 7:34 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Louis Kruk was on site to capture these images during the World Landsailing Championships. ...
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Marc Pare takes the top spot on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 6:57 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the youths take centre stage for the second time this week as the pros spent another day on hold waiting for better conditions to materialise. A new youth - Marc Pare (Simmer) - claimed top spot in their second elimination with an accomplished display of sailing. ...
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Melges 32 European Championship - All set for Riva Del Garda action By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 4:47 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
This coming weekend seventeen Melges 32 teams will usher in the 2014 European Championship, hosted by Fraglia Del Riva, organized by B.Plan Sports & Events and Melges Europe. The very best in competition is anticipated as this location provides one of the most stunning yachting backdrops and a very tricky race course. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Playing the waiting game on day 3 By ISAF, , 4:17 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
On day three of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, the 367 sailors from 67 nations are playing the waiting game in Tavira. As of 12:00 local time the on-water breeze was light with conditions not playing ball for racing to commence. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Athlete Participation Programme thriving in Tavira By ISAF, , 4:05 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF Athlete Participation Programme (APP) continues to go from success to success with 22 sailors from 16 nations supported at the 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds. APP has been running since 2002 and has given over 150 sailors the opportunity to compete at the premier youth sailing regatta. ...
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Eva Dallo se incorpora como nueva jefa de prensa de la VOR By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:01 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Estimados colegas: Mi nombre es Eva Dallo y acabo de incorporarme como nueva jefa de prensa de Volvo Ocean Race en España. A algunos de vosotros ya os he conocido durante mi etapa como periodista o en otros eventos, y a otros espero tener la oportunidad de hacerlo en el futuro. ...
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ISAF Match Race Rankings - 16 July 2014 By ISAF, , 3:24 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) hangs on to World #1 in the ISAF World Open Match Race Rankings whilst in the Women's Rankings Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) stays solid at the top. For the top ranked sailors there has been just the one regatta to add to their points tally since the last ranking release. Williams remains at World #1 by a whisker, just 12 points ahead of Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands. ...
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Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award to Qingdao By Clipper Ventures, , 3:16 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
After conquering 40,000 miles and facing some of Mother Nature’s greatest trials the 12-strong Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrived back at St Katharine’s Dock London after 11 months on Saturday where Chinese team, Qingdao stepped on stage as the winners of Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award ...
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Cameron Appleton joins North Sails By Bridgid Murphy, , 3:02 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
North Sails is pleased to announce that world-renowned helmsman and tactician Cameron Appleton has joined North Sails. Appleton is a key hire within North’s Class Sail Development (CSD) team. His experience and talent across a wide range of classes from Big Boat One Design and Mini-Maxi to Superyacht means Appleton is perfectly placed to take on this new role within North Sails. ...
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