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Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships By Pip Baily, , 11:51 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Cloud cover rolled in for the second race, causing a handful of sailors to go home early due to the unexpected cold. With results from three fleets the overall position after day one is incredibly tight. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 11:40 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
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Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014 By ISAF, , 10:22 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Everybody was nervous in the morning as they waited for the wind to fill in. The wind was too light to start racing the important final matches. Only after 1pm the postponement was lowered and the regatta was ready to continue. ...
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2014 Fireball Europeans - Opened in traditional style in Lerwick By Cormac Bradley, Lerwick, Shetland , 9:35 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Fireball Class Europeans were opened in traditional style last night in Berwick in the Shetland Islands by an axe-wielding Viking dressed in traditional costume along with a group of his colleagues. ...
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29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park By Marianne Davis, , 8:52 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ceremonies will be held at confederation Basin Park in downtown Kingston (across from Town Hall) and begin at 1815. Kingston’s own world champion Town Crier will lead the parade of 200 athletes form 14 countries. Kingston’s Honorable Mayor Mark Gerretsen and the 29er World Council Vice President Blake Macdiarmid will welcome all participants. ...
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Kitesurf Tour Europe Italy 2014 - Day four + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 8:32 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ultimate day of the Kitesurf Tour Europe arrived and it was all to play for in the course racing division. With the Freestyle competition finished yesterday, all eyes turned to the top formula riders competing for the title. ...
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WIM Series 2014 - Ulrikkeholm, DEN, takes Vannes trophy By WIM Series, , 8:03 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
After a short postponement in the morning, the Brittany waters of Vannes today offered a steady southerly breeze and a little more protection from the sun than the previous days. After finishing their semi final, Ulrikkeholm and Le Berre had to wait for a while as Zuiderbaan and Swedish World Champion Anna Kjellberg took their semi final to five thrilling matches. ...
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Tornado Sailing Championships 2014 24th-27th July Travemünde-Germany By Roland Gaebler, , 7:21 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The first two days with strong winds and high waves from the northeast we had some wild rides with the Tornado catamaran. The stable high-pressure weather system brought us exceptional and extreme sailing conditions which were a real challenge for the 25 Teams from 8 Nations. We were glad we and our boat had survived this rough sailing. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 2:57 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned on the third day of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 14-24 knots provided some of the best racing conditions of the year, allowing the third elimination to be completed. Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) struck again to claim his second bullet of the week, which sees the Frenchman rise to the top of the event rankings. ...
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Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day By Jeff Martin, , 12:57 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
After a clean start under a black flag Stelmaszyk held his nerve in the light 11 knot North East wind to lead the fleet round the first mark. He was caught on the downwind by Alexander Finian AUS and they rounded the opposite marks of the gate together just in front of Karolis Janulionis LTU and Rudawski. ...
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 8:39 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Joint Statement issued on Friday, by four European America's Cup teams, appears to indicate a change of stance in relations between the Defender and Challengers. Most obvious absence was that of long-standing Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, otherwise all would have been sweetness and light. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final By NJK, , 6:20 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Denmark, France, Australia and USA are fighting for a place in the ISAF Youth Match Race World Championship final. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:36 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - Wind, the ultimate master, did not allow us to sail any more races. All had to return to beach and soon they have to travel back home. ...
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Kitesurf Tour Europe Italy - Freestyle titles decided on day 3 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:48 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
The conditions for the penultimate day of the Kitesurf Tour Europe Italy were a surprise even for Gizzeria’s standards. From early on the Easterly breeze remained strong and prevented the normal sea breeze from building. Nonetheless the riders were ready for another challenging day on the water as both the Freestyle and Course racing competitions got under way. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 8:59 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, saw a pause in the action as the wind teased the competitors for much of the day. At 12pm it looked as though we would see another afternoon of racing, but unfortunately a thick layer of cloud soon disrupted the wind, despite the breeze threatening to return in the early evening, suitable conditions never quite materialised. ...
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Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing By WIM Series, , 8:50 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
An intense day of action packed racing at the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, saw an exciting conclusion to the round robin. Despite tight racing in tough matches, all the quarter finals went through quickly with 2 – 0 scores, opening for the beginning of the semis. ...
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OK Dinghy Europeans - Jørgen Svendsen claims victory in Steinhude By Robert Deaves, , 7:10 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) is the new OK Dinghy European Champion after all racing was cancelled on the final day as the wind failed to appear for the second day in a row. Andre Budzien (GER) took the silver while defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) had to settle for the bronze. ...
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Tour de France a la Voile - Courrier Dunkerque 3 claims victory By Fabienne Morin, , 5:27 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
After three last inshore races today in Nice, Daniel Souben and his crew won the Tour de France à la Voile. It is the third time that the team of Courrier Dunkerque finishes the event at the top of the podium, after winning the race twice in a row in 2008 and 2009. ...
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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet By James Boyd, , 5:08 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Ireland's three boat team, comprising Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39 Antix, Marc Glimcher's Ker 40 Catapult and Michael Boyd and Niall Dowling's Grand Soleil 43 Quokka 8, today scored the most comprehensive victory in the 22 year history of the Commodores' Cup. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe fourth at mid-point of 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 12:50 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
At the halfway point of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games double sailing Olympian, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)is holding onto 4th place overall ...
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2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win By Peter McIntosh, Kingston , 8:08 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 29er North American Open Championship - As the World 29er series kicks off today in Kingston, Canada, there’s no flying under the radar for Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, who just won the North American Open at the same venue. ...
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2014 Kitesurf Tour Europe Italy - Day 2 By Icarus Sailing, , 3:44 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Kitesurf Tour Europe Italy - Freestyler dominating day two of the KTE Italy the morning we started again with the Skippers' meeting at 10 am. The wind was already stronger than the day before, so that we were able to start with Formula Racing at 11 am. Race Director Markus Schwendtner decided to start the day with three races and keep an eye on the increasing wind. ...
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International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 3:31 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
The forecast for the final day of the International Moth World Championship was for no wind, but it turned out to be a sparkling day with the best breeze of the week. Four races were held in glorious Summer racing conditions, with 10-14 knot winds, leading to very tactical racing. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo By Chris Yates, , 2:58 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
The Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, got underway in explosive fashion as the racing started promptly this afternoon, allowing the opening two eliminations to be completed. The first blood of the day went to Pascal Toselli, before Josh Angulo claimed his first bullet of the season in the second race. ...
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Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead By WIM Series, , 9:35 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Another calm and sunny morning at the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, was followed by a day of intense and action-packed match racing, enjoyed by the crowds on the beach. 'We’ve just lost one match so far, and that gives us great confidence approaching the weekend,' Kjellberg smiles, just before going for a cooling and refreshing swim. ...
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