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News for the Last 7 Days - Europe & the World

Bill Green - builder and sailor passes on By Malcolm McKeag, Scuttlebutt Europe, Lymington, England: , 11:55 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Bill Green, San Francisco-born sailor, Navy jet jockey (not a lot of people know that); US Coastguard; shrimp-boat hand (not a lot of people know that either); One Ton Cup winner and most latterly proprietor of Green Marine slipped quietly away from this life ...
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 20 October 2014 By ISAF, , 11:16 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Tom Burton (AUS) retained World #1 in the Laser after a tremendous fight back at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao where he picked up bronze. The Australia had a tough opening day, finishing down the pack in both races but as the week progressed he worked his way up and sealed bronze on the final day to keep hold of World #1. ...
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Farr 40 Worlds: Images from the Final day in San Francisco *Feature By Ellen Hoke, , 11:03 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from the Final Day - Day 4 ...
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2014 Sailing Champions League: Denmark wins in front of Italy and Oman By Dan Ibsen, , 10:53 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Sailing Champions League - 23 clubs from 14 nations managed three days packed with sailing sport on the highest level. The premiere of the Sailing Champions League (17th to 19th October 2014) ended in the rain, but the atmosphere was brilliant. ...
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Farr 40 Worlds: Images from Day 2 in San Francisco *Feature By Ellen Hoke, , 10:50 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - A hard day's night By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 10:47 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Rolex Middle Sea Race - As high pressure moved in from the north, the area around Stromboli had virtually no gradient wind and for those yachts yet to reach Stromboli, a south flowing current has slowed proceedings even further. For the competitive offshore yacht racer, performing well in light wind is more difficult than blasting through a storm at top speed. ...
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34th Student Yachting World Cup 2014 - Second race day By Student Yachting World Cup, , 9:36 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
34th Student Yachting World Cup - France knew today its best day since the beginning of the competition. They spent the two races at the very first positions, even rivaling with the ultra-dominant English team. They showed today an astounding panache, and can now hope to improve their ranking before the end of the SYWoC. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng loses lead, anyone's race ahead of Doldrums *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:55 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
The Chinese entry Donfeng Race Team, has lost her lead on Day 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, with boats on the east and western side of the course threatening. Two hours before the most recent sked at 0640hrs UTC, Dongfeng was still being listed by Volvo Ocean Race as the leader. But Team Brunel is now listed as the leader, but on a time taken projection basis, Team Brunel is fifth. ...
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Flying Dreams 'An Ocean Story': The Movie By Phantom International, , 8:15 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Flying Dreams is a movie directed by the talented Elsa Blayau is an ode to ocean, water sports and femininity. Based on an original idea from Alex Udin, Elsa Blayau transformed the project to a complete story and brought it to reality with this realization. ...
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New super maxis gear up for Rolex Sydney Hobart By Di Pearson, RSHYR media, , 7:42 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
The 70th running of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is living up to expectation with 98 high-calibre entries received so far, from Sean Langman’s 1932 built Maluka of Kermandie, the oldest and smallest boat at nine metres, to the super maxis. The most talked about boat though, is the Verdier Yacht Design and Vplp 100 footer, Comanche. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 8 plus Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, , 3:43 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video. Catch a birthday at sea on board Team Brunel, and unravel the fishing net with Team SCA Hear and see how the crews coped with the front that came through in the nigh ...
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2014 Off Valparaíso Race - Santander team victorious By Soto 40, , 3:13 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
After three days of racing in the Valparaíso bay, the Santander team was crowned champion of the Off Valparaíso Race, first stage of the Soto 40 South American Tour that was held in the Yacht Club de Chile with the participation of eight boats. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Waves continue to pound on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 1:22 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Day two of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam saw the glorious golden sunshine continue together with the waves, but unfortunately the wind remained absent again. To keep the crowds entertained Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde) and birthday boy - Antoine Martin (JP / NeilPryde) - attempted a bit of wave tow-in with varying degrees of success, as Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) took control of the jet ski. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng consolidates lead on Day 8 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:51 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
After cutting between the Cape Verde islands, separating from the rest of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, Chinese entry, Dongfeng gained an initial significant lead, which they are in the process of consolidating. One routing option for the then race leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, gave the team the option of cutting inside the island group, they are close to the optimum course for Fernando off Brazil ...
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RS:X Youth World Championships - All set for Clearwater action By RS:X Olympic Windsurfing Class Association, , 7:18 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Mild, breezy weather, temperate Gulf of Mexico waters and wide bands of sugar white sand - this is the place where 2014 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship racing is about to start. 'Clearwater Beach is the perfect spot to play host to the young windsurfers gathering here from around the world for international competition', says Frank Chivas. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Slow road north By KPMS, , 5:31 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
The first 24 hours of the Rolex Middle Sea Race has seen the fleet progress slowly up the eastern seaboard of Sicily towards the Strait of Messina. By 16.00 on day two, a mere ten per cent of the competition had passed through the Strait and started the leg to Stromboli, where they will turn west towards the Egadi Islands. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Dongfeng Race Team - A risky call By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:09 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - If only it were that easy. Amazingly we did manage to replace the rudder and regain first position amongst the fleet however just hours afterwards, navigator Pascal Bidégorry was faced with an important strategic decision. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Escaping the shroud of Mount Etna By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 4:02 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Ian Moore, navigator on Cookson 50, Mascalzone Latino, is no stranger to the Rolex Middle Sea Race, this is his fourth and Ian was part of the winning crew on Bryon Ehrhart's TP52, Lucky in 2010. Ian describes the tactical nuances of the first night at sea. ...
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Farr 40 Worlds: Day 4 Image and Video gallery *Feature By John Navas, , 12:51 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Top videographer and photographer, John Navas, was on the water for the final day of the Farr 40 Worlds being sailed on San Francisco. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - 'La tension monte d’un cran' By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:32 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - 'La tension monte d’un cran'. ...
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Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy By Frank Quealey, , 11:56 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
The brilliant conditions of last week’s opening race of the season were duplicated today when the Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy race was sailed in a 20–knot North East wind on Sydney Harbour. Current JJ Giltinan champion Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage showed why they are the world’s best team. ...
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34th Student Yachting World Cup La Rochelle 2014 - Second race day By Kès des Elèves/Student Yachting World Cup, , 8:46 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
34th Student Yachting World Cup La Rochelle 2014 - The weather was still incredible, especially for this time of the year. The English team made a really good job as they won every race of the day: they are clearly the great favourites of the edition! Two OCS were registered for each of the windward-leeward races: the competition is really firm and the crews try to spare any single second. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leader gambles on Island windshadow By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:11 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet has finally left the West African Coast. They are now in the trade winds, making the westerly course across the Atlantic Ocean to FernandoThey will find the Cape Verde Islands in the way and that will cause some issues of navigation. ...
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2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Alex Roepers a new winner By KPMS, , 6:53 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - 'It has been a long time coming. I entered the class seven years ago and this is the seventh world championship I’ve participated in,' said a delighted Roepers. 'To win it finally is a dream come true. It feels incredible, I couldn't be happier. ...
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2014 Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Final day video highlights By ISAF, , 6:16 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - It was a light wind, big wave finish at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the medallists were decided across the six fleets competing on the waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. ...
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