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Düsseldorf Boat Show - Land Rover Above and Beyond Award By Jaguar Land Rover Limited, , 12:18 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
At the Düsseldorf Boat Show in Germany the Extreme Sailing Series™ and Series Main Partner, Land Rover, were delighted to announce Oman Sail as the winner of the 2014 Land Rover Above and Beyond award. The award was presented to the team or individual who demonstrated the finest examples of skill, sportsmanship and strength of mind at each of the Series’ Acts. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Fresh new line up on Oman Air By Oman Sail, , 12:09 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat skipper Leigh McMillan (GBR) has vowed to return to winning ways in 2015 as Oman Sail renew their bid for the Extreme Sailing Series crown with a fresh new line-up on Oman Air with Olympian Stevie Morrison appointed skipper. ...

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 – Ninth year ready to rock! By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:23 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Extreme Sailing Series - The Extreme 40 skippers and sailors presented today to the media and public at the Düsseldorf Boat Show confirm once again the very high calibre of competitors for the season ahead. ...

2015 Panerai Transat Classique - Altair, first arrived in Martinique By Panerai Transat Classique, , 4:55 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
The big gaff schooner from 1931 has won, in real time, the Panerai Transat Classique 2015. A remarkable performance for Altair and her crew who gave it their all right up to the finishing line. And they had to, because the other contenders are pressing hard to take the top spot in corrected time. What a race! ...

America's Cup: Spithill leads Oracle reconnaissance team in Bermuda By Sail-World, , 12:19 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill is dockside in Bermuda this week, along with other team members, to lay the groundwork for a smooth transition for the team as it moves to the new host venue of the America’s Cup over the coming weeks. ...

Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015 By, , 7:55 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series has announced a schedule of eight venues and several new teams for the 2015 circuit. Now in its ninth year of competition, the America's Cup teams have exited the competition and been replaced with teams from Italy and Turkey. Eight teams will make up the regular tour with Team Aberdeen joining for the first event of the 2015 Tour. ...

VOR - I dreamt that Alvimedica overtook us and woke up crying By Dongfeng Race Team, , 7:32 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 update from Dongfeng Race Team: I dreamt that Alvimedica overtook us and woke up crying.' – Dongfeng Shore Crew member ...

Barcelona World Race - Leaders enter the fastest section of the course By Barcelona World Race Media, , 7:11 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race update: Leaders enter the fastest section of the course 400-mile separation between the leading duo Saint Helena High continues to impact mid-fleet Spirit of Hungary making gains in trade winds ...

Martinique Surf Pro - Must attend event in the world surfing circuit By Agence Mer et Media, , 5:43 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Martinique Surf Pro - The Caribbean is about to host the latest must attend event in the world surfing circuit. The first edition of the Martinique Surf Pro will take place from the 21st to 26th April, as part of the World Surf League Qualification Series (QS). Around a hundred competitors are expected to turn up in this magical location in Martinique, for a great sporting, musical and cultural ev ...

Barcelona World Race - Autant en emporte le vent By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:14 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Tout ça pour ça, serait-on tenté de dire… Après avoir navigué de conserve près de trois semaines durant, les deux équipages de tête Cheminées Poujoulat et Neutrogena ont divorcé brutalement pour se retrouver éloignés l’un de l’autre de près de 400 milles d’écart latéral. ...

La Barcelona World Race s'endinsa en els quaranta rugents By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:09 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - El Neutrogena de Guillermo Altadill i José Muñoz ha arribat a la latitud 40ºS, la latitud que dóna nom als mítics vents del Sud, els quaranta rugents. ...

Extreme Sailing Series™ - SAP Extreme Sailing Team set to compete By Gillian Clarke, , 3:09 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
With the Extreme Sailing Series™ ninth edition kicking off in just two weeks in Singapore, the SAP Extreme Sailing Team is set to compete in 2015 with eight full season pro teams in total on the starting grid. An impressive fleet that will face additional strong competition event by event from several wildcard entries during the year ...

SAP Extreme Sailing Team - Klar til Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 By Gillian Clarke, , 3:04 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
I den niende udgave af Extreme Sailing Series ™, der sparkes i gang om bare tre uger i Singapore, er danske SAP Extreme Sailing Team endnu engang klar til at konkurrere mod de andre syv pro hold. Det imponerende konkurrencedygtig felt vil stå over for yderligere stærke wildcards besætninger, der er typiske 'hjemmebane teams'. Dermed er Extreme Sailing Series fuldtegnet med 8-10 hold på startlinjen ...

New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup preview By Stuart Streuli, , 2:17 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
For the fourth New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex of the 19 yacht clubs, from 11 countries, that will gather September 12 to 19 at the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court, only one is making its debut appearance. A third of the clubs will be competing in the premiere Corinthian big boat competition for the fourth time. ...

RORC Caribbean 600 proving irresistible By Louay Habib, , 1:45 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
The seventh edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is looking like a real cracker and proving irresistible to a variety of yacht racing teams from all over the world. An international fleet of over 50 yachts has now entered the offshore blast around the Caribbean, indicating that last year's record entry of 60 yachts may be bettered. ...

18ft Skiffs: Images from NSW Championships - Race 2 By Michael Chittenden, , 11:56 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden, was on the water for Race 2 of the NSW 18fter Championships, sailed on Sydney harbour, and shot this gallery of images. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Malacca Nightmare – now it’s a boat race again!! By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 11:19 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg three race leader Dongfeng yesterday was 100 nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack as she sped down the first part of the funnel that is the Malacca Straits. Then she hit the wall, almost parked up and in the day, she lost 55 miles. Suddenly she was only 45 nautical miles ahead of the second placed boat, MAPFRE, as the following fleet was still in 5-6 knots of breeze. ...

2015 Panerai Transat Classique - Day 13 - First boat arrives tomorrow By Panerai Transat Classique, , 4:04 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Panerai Transat Classique - The coming hours are going to be long, very long. The trade wind has weakened as predicted. All the competitors in the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 are affected and their speeds have dipped below the seven knot mark. Also as predicted Altair, race leader since 11 January, has been hurt most and her ETA has been put back to some time during the day on 20 January. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica - Enter the Dragon + Video By Andy Rice, , 2:27 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
This morning Team Alvimedica and the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have entered the mouth of the Malacca Strait, the potentially treacherous gateway to south-east Asia. ...

World Match Racing Tour's title sponsor goes into administration By WMRT, , 1:57 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Retail broker Alpari (UK) Limited, title sponsor for the World Match Racing Tour since 2012, has gone into administration, after being battered by the surge in the Swiss franc last week. The tour announced that it is continuing as scheduled, including their final event of the 2014 World Championship in Malaysia on February 10-14. ...

Kieler Woche 2015 promotes Olympic sailing competitions By Kieler Woche Pressesprecher, , 6:19 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Kieler Woche is being held from June 20th to 28th 2015. With more and more world championships taking place in Kiel, the city emphasizes its application to host the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2024 or 2028. Just like in the previous year with a record number of participants for the ORC Worlds and the following SAP 505 Worlds, there will again be two high-class world championships ...

Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía – Kiteboarding and Dragons return By Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía, , 6:13 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
The 46 edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, to be held between 28 March and 4 April in the Bay of Palma in Mallorca (Spain), will see an increase of competitors with the incorporation of the astonishing Kiteboarding and the comeback of the Dragon Class. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami preview By ISAF, , 5:28 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup - From 26-31 January 2015, Miami, USA will welcome world class fields in ten Olympic and three Paralympic events for the second regatta of the series. ...

Barcelona World Race - El Neutrogena es desmarca By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:15 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Màxima tensió al capdavant de la flota de la Barcelona World, Race. El Cheminées Poujoulat continua liderant i en l'últim butlletí de posicions (14:00 UTC) Bernard Stamm i Jean Le Cam han ampliat considerablement el seu avantatge sobre Guillermo Altadill i José Muñoz (de 10 a 68 milles). ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Malaccan Strait lottery for Donfeng Race Team? By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:06 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 update from Donfeng Race Team: The longer you stay front, the harder it becomes to convince yourself you can stay there. Leg 3: Abu Dhabi to Sanya (4,670 nautical miles) ...

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