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Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature 8:15 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
The America's Cup roared into life on Friday with the publication of a story out of San Diego, saying that the Californian venue had missed getting the nod as the venue for the next America's Cup. And that being the case, then the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda seems to have got the nod. ...
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18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three By Frank Quealey, , 9:05 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Usual skipper Seve Jarvin and for’ard hand Sam Newton were joined in the team by James Wierzbowski for today’s race and led from shortly after the to defeat defending champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Dave Ewings) by 38s. Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) was a further 21s back in third place. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go? *Feature By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, , 8:24 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker) has had an eventful few days since the start in Cape Town on Wednesday. Their goal is to be first home in their home port of Abu Dhabi - six other boats willing. ...
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2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Bermuda shines By Talbot Wilson, , 7:15 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Take time to remember. It was mid-October, one week before the brilliant Sunday Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup and Bermuda was slammed by the second major storm in a week. Tropical Storm Fay - or was it Hurricane Fay by then— had hit Bermuda with a sneaky left jab only five days earlier. ...
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Route du Rhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston ‘ecstatic’ with third place By Marina Thomas, , 4:46 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Route du Rhum - British adventurer and Clipper Race Founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, has finished solo Transatlantic race the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe in third place in the Rhum class. ...
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2014 Route du Rhum - Sir Robin finished third! By Route du Rhum, , 3:42 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Route du Rhum - Hours from the finish line, when he was locked in a tense final battle with Italian course record holder for his class Andrea Mura, doing all he could to steal second, Britain's Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, pronounced that he would be simply 'ecstatic' if he were to finish third in the Rhum Class of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 9:14 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
Brian Carlin, On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind reports on the delights of using the 'bathroom' while clocking along at 20kts plus in the Southern Ocean. ...
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RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman By RC44 Class Association, , 6:06 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
At the RC44 Oman Cup the 10 competing teams enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Racing started in a seven-knot north-westerly breeze which built steadily throughout the day. ...
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Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS By Brendan Maxwell, , 6:04 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ...
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Andrea Mura deuxième Classe Rhum en Guadeloupe By Rivacom, , 6:00 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
Ce 22 novembre à 16 heures 19 minutes et 36 secondes, le navigateur italien Mura a franchi la ligne d’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre de la dixième Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. Le skipper de Vento di Sardegna a mis 20 jours 02 heures 19 minutes et 36 secondes pour boucler le parcours de 3 542 milles à la vitesse moyenne de 7,34 nœuds ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview By ISAF, , 5:32 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2013 World Champion Florian Gruber is expecting the Open Formula Kiteboarding event to be the, 'strongest fleet this year.' ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:07 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
At the latest report, Volvo Ocean Race Control, reported Dongfeng Race Team as being the leader in the second leg to Abu Dhabi. Winds were reported to be 18-25kts, with Team Vestas Wind and Team SCA recording the highest boatspeed of 20kts. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' By ISAF, , 9:46 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. ...
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America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:32 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
San Diego sports journalist, Matt Calkins, has named one of the sources of comment that the 35th America's Cup will be held in the British Oversea Territory of Bermuda. Writing in the San Diego Union Tribune, Calkins claimed that San Diego Tourism Authority CEO, Joe Terzi, had told the U-T. ...
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2014 Route du Rhum - Hignard breaks mast By Route du Rhum, , 8:15 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Route du Rhum - This Friday, November 21, Paul Hignard contacted the Race Director of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe to inform them that his Class 40 Bruneau has suffered a broken mast. ...
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2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos By Jessica Gray, , 6:43 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (GBR) was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean By Jonno Turner, , 4:54 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind’s Rob Salthouse perches perilously on the edge of his bunk, eyes fixed on a well-earned freeze-dried feast, steam snaking up towards his nostrils. ...
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Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:01 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The supermaxi Bakewell-White design, Rio100 (Manouch Moshayedi, USA) has won her first race, sailing in the Yates Cup. She finished at 7.30am on Saturday morning, followed by the Botin 80 Beau Geste 14 minutes later with the Volvo 70 Giacomo 67minutes later. See video in this story. ...
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Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist By Chris Yates, , 8:59 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The wind continued to blow on day four of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup to produce another action packed day in New Caledonia, as a further three races for the men and four races for the women were completed in 15-25 knot winds. By the end of the day Ben Van Der Steen headed to the top of the rankings after a near perfect display. ...
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Route du Rhum - De Caraïbes en Scylla By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 8:29 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
Les arrivées se succèdent à Pointe-à-Pitre à un rythme soutenu parmi les Class40, mais à chaque fois, le tour de la Guadeloupe pose problème aux solitaires après plus de 19 jours de mer. Le temps change en effet sur l’arc caraïbe et les grains sont désormais nombreux à perturber le régime d’alizés d’Est qui prend une composante Sud ce vendredi. ...
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Route du Rhum - Analysis time By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 8:12 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
As the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe prepares to round off proceedings with the official prize-giving in Pointe-à-Pitre, the skippers competing in the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship are enjoying a well-earned rest before each of them heads off over the horizon on their future ventures. ...
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Route du Rhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Grey Power flourishing By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 6:08 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
As the bulk of the Class 40 fleet in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe file in to the finish in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe Friday with their stories to tell, the fight for the remaining places in the Rhum Class of the 3,542 miles solo Transatlantic Race from Saint-Malo is intensifying with every mile. ...
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RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by By RC44 Class Association, , 4:36 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The Oman RC44 Cup delivered another challenging sailing day for the fleet competing in the final event of the 2014 Championship Tour. Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Team Aqua was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Slow going for Dongfeng Race Team By Yann Riou, Dongfeng Race Team OBR, , 3:48 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Yann Riou reports from Dongfeng Race Team as the crew are halfway through day two. Quote of the moment: 'We are not King of the road right now' from Dongfeng’s skipper, frustrated with their boat speed. Looks alright to us though! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA By Corinna Halloran, , 3:37 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
To summarize the last 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Race in one word: change. The weather, the water, the sails, and our bodies are all equally (and rapidly) changing. The first full day at sea, we have experienced what some trips see in a week—if they’re lucky enough. However, that said, change can also be frustrating. ...
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