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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi passa em primeiro na Linha do Equador By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:53 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
O Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing venceu a corrida até a Linha do Equador, marco mais significativo da primeira perna da Volvo Ocean Race. O barco árabe cruzou o traço imaginário entre os hemisférios norte e sul na noite desta quinta-feira (23). Depois de escapar do marasmo dos Doldrums, o time terá de cumprir uma obrigação: passar por Fernando de Noronha antes de voltar a proa para a Cidade do Cabo. ...
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Route du Rhum - Yann Guichard and Spindrift 2 in the starting blocks By Spindrift Racing, , 5:25 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Never in the Route du Rhum’s 36-year history have there been so many competitors and so many huge trimarans. The 10th edition of the most famous single-handed transatlantic yacht race is already rewriting the record books. A record 91 sailors were in Saint-Malo this Friday for the opening of the official village, in the shadow of the city walls. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - No point pretending for Dongfeng + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:10 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Day 13 onboard Dongfeng Race Team. Weather from here to there? Upwind, boat heeled, wet on deck (too wet to open front hatch and let air through), hot below decks still, bumpy ride, not easy to relax onboard – and going to stay like this for four or more days with no real prospect of catching the guys in front as everyone is straight lining in same conditions. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Keeping a good watch By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 3:00 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Peter Dimech, Principal Race Officer and Race Chair spoke about the storm that raged through the Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet. “The remaining yachts racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race are expected to arrive at the Royal Malta Yacht Club by today and tomorrow. Whilst the wind speed has decreased, the sea state is still significant and we are keeping a close watch on the yachts still at sea. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Improbable match race for Team Brunel By Team Brunel, , 2:46 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
After racing 2,500 nautical miles in the Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel once again found themselves in an improbable match race in which the boat of skipper Ian Walker slowly gained ground and finally disappeared from sight yesterday. Now Pablo Arrarte is trimming the mainsail. Water drips from his nose. There is a 17-knot wind blowing from the south-east. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA prepares for the Southern Ocean By Corinna Halloran, , 2:37 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 13 onboard Team SCA. I’m unsure if I should be nervous, excited, stressed, or thrilled today. As today I get to have fish guts smeared over me only to then become officially apart of King Neptune’s kingdom. ...
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - Shakeup on day 3 + Video By RS:X Class, , 2:12 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
There was a shakeup at the top on day three of the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida! Fully recharged thanks to the lay day yesterday, all competitors were eager to enter the final stretch of the competition in Clearwater, and the planing conditions in the forecast certainly contributed to the excitement on the beach. ...
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China Cup International Regatta - Old rivalries renewed on day 1 By Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com, , 1:34 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
The opening day of the 105-boat China Cup International Regatta saw old rivalries renewed in the Beneteau 40.7 class, as Vatti Sailing stole victory from Vanke Longcheer in the opening Simpson Marine Passage Race from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The week ahead on Leg 1 - Team Alvimedica By Sail-World, , 12:18 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica Navigational Strategist, Anderson Reggio, explains the issues ahead of the crews in the remaining half of leg 1 of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. After the Equator and Fernando, the weather looks to be shaping up to be pretty standard for the South Atlantic. The St Helena High which typically dominates this body of water is the main driver for breeze in the short term. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: A 17 time Equator veteran describes the ceremony By Stu Bannatyne, Team Alvimedica, , 11:32 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
The next landmark, or ‘sea mark’ if you will, for Leg 1 is crossing the Equator, as Team Alvimedica continue to make their way south to round Fernando de Noronha off the coast of Brazil. Crossing this latitude is not like crossing any other on their way around the world, but has special significance for sailors who have never crossed the 0° parallel of latitude. ...
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VOR 2014-15 - Mapfre cruzará el Ecuador hacia las 13:00 aproximadament By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:25 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Mapfre cruzará el Ecuador hacia las 13:00 aproximadamente. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup – AWMRT - Canfield and Williams shine in Bermuda By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 9:55 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Argo Group Gold Cup - A front slowly crossing Bermuda brought with it an overcast sky and rain squalls. Nonetheless, despite squelching their way ashore completely soaked, the Group 2 crews enjoyed the morning’s stronger breeze, the wind less shifty having veered into the southwest overnight, blowing down Hamilton Harbour rather than across it. ...
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RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Day 1 - Strong performances and jitters By Laurie Fullerton, , 8:54 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup - In second place, Adam Larson of Bermuda has seven points and had a great day on the water today. Larson, whose family is still without electricity after Hurricane Gonzalo, said he has been getting to bed a lot earlier these days and feels that the conditions also favored his performance today. ...
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Groupama Race 2014: The winner on handicap is 'Mange Mieux Bouge Plus' By Groupama Race, , 7:50 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
'Mange Mieux Bouge Plus' and her crew (one of whom was the only woman in the race - Lauren Hautier) have won again! Handicap winner in 2012, they have played a repeat performance to win the 2014 Groupama Race. Such a worthy result is a just reward for a crew who got the best performance out of their yacht, in relation to its characteristics (measurements, type of sails, age, displacement, etc.). ...
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PIC Coastal Classic: TeamVodafoneSailing smashes course record By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:13 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
As predicted in last night's preview in Sail-World, the ORMA 60 TeamVodafone Sailing has set a new course record for the 119nm course in the PIC Coastal Classic. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Canfield and Williams first into Quarter Finals By Talbot Wilson, , 9:08 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One, top seed in Group 2, is the first skipper to qualify for the Quarter Finals in the 2014 Argo Group Cup. Canfield lost his first match in day one of racing against Chris Poole (USA) Riptide Racing. Since then the number two skipper on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour has sailed to seven straight points. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Waiting game continues on day 6 By Chris Yates, , 8:07 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The forecast for day six at the La Torche PWA Grand Slam offered a slight possibility of producing some racing, but unfortunately the wind never really materialised meaning the sailors spent another day on hold. Throughout the day there were gusts of up to 10 knots, but the wind failed to improve beyond that. ...
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Groupama Race - A tough race says Franck Cammas By Vincent Borde, , 7:26 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
For his first participation in the Groupama Race around New Caledonia, Franck Cammas and the crew of the 35-foot monohull Keel Bill secured a fine second place astern of the New Zealanders on Crusader after some four days at sea. Questioned on his return to the dock, the Groupama skipper gives us his impressions. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Mano a mano en plenas Calmas Ecuatoriales By Mapfre, , 7:00 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Lucha en los Doldrums para unos y despedida para otros cuando se alcanza el décimo tercer día de etapa entre Alicante y Ciudad del Cabo (Sudáfrica). Si bien el grupo en cabeza parece que ya disfruta de vientos que suben del Hemisferio Sur y han abandonado las calmas ecuatoriales, el 'Mapfre' espera salir de esta transición mientras continúa luchando con chubascos y vientos inestables. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Anything can happen in the Doldrums By Corinna Halloran, , 6:27 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 12 onboard Team SCA. This morning the boat was so quiet you could hear a pin drop, shortly after sun up we were hooning along in 20kts in a torrential downpour, by late afternoon we were sailing backwards, and who knows what tonight will bring. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing first to exit the Doldrums By Jonno Turner, , 6:10 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The push and shove of 12 knots of Atlantic breeze – things are looking up in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, things are looking up. First in the fleet, and out of the Doldrums, they’re heading fast towards the Equator, trade winds blowing gusts of encouragement around their ears. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Luna Sea 100th entry for 628 nautical mile race By Di Pearson, RSHYR media, , 4:05 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
With only nine days remaining until the close of entries, one of the smallest, most audacious and memorable yachts in the history of the CYCA’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, appropriately became the 100th entry. A mere 10.5 metres, James Cameron’s Hick 35, Luna Sea, will again do duty as one of the pintsized yachts in fleet for the 70th edition of the 628 nautical mile race. ...
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Student Yachting World Cup - England emerges victorious By SYWoC Press Office, , 3:46 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Today was the last day of competition at the Student Yachting World Cup. Even though England’s victory was already for sure, the top-5-ranking could change a lot with two more races: Italy was second with 46 pts, Ireland third with 47 pts, Norway fourth (52 pts) and Switzerland fifth (58.2 pts)… the USA followed with 59 pts! ...
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RORC Transatlantic Race fast approaching By Trish Jenkins, , 3:34 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
A varied and international fleet ranging from 40 to 100ft (12.19 to 30.48m) will set off for Grenada on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote, the most eastern in the Canary Islands chain, in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Transatlantic Race. ...
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America's Cup: Airbus and Oracle Team USA forge technology partnership By Oracle Team USA, , 3:00 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Airbus and Oracle Team USA have forged a technology partnership. As Official Innovation Partner of Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup, Airbus will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation and simulation, composites, structures, hydraulics and data analysis to work with the Oracle Team USA design team. ...
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