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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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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Another dramatic day By KPMS, , 2:51 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Thursday has proved another dramatic day in the story of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. While yesterday (Wednesday) was a day of seamanship and survival as yachts battled storm force winds, it was also a day of arrivals as the same winds pushed competitors to the finish. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie confirmed as overall winner By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 2:19 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The Royal Malta Yacht Club has been a hive of activity both day and night, welcoming back yachts taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. By Midday on Day Six 34 yachts have finished the race and 25 yachts have retired. Each and every sailor that has taken part, including those that are still out there, has a story to tell for years to come. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Near perfect start for GAC Pindar By Talbot Wilson, , 2:04 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar made a near perfect start to in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda yesterday. The British skipper who stands top of the the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and is second in the ISAF rankings, goes into today's remaining round robin flights leading group 1. ...
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Route du Rhum - Following and sharing the action By Mathilde Mermod, , 1:44 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
On November 2, in Saint-Malo, Marc Guillemot will start the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe on Safran. Every four years, the famous solo transatlantic race draws crowds fascinated by these modern-day heroes. In an age when news is shared in real time on social networks, Safran has devised a way to make this event a unique experience for those following on the internet. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A nightmare for sailors By Team Brunel, , 1:36 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team Brunel. 'At this rate, it will take a century before we get to Cape Town,' sighs Jens Dolmer, standing on the bow. He is trying in vain to push the flapping foresail outwards. There is hardly a breath of wind. In the distance, the sun is sinking into the ocean. ...
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Route du Rhum - Musandam-Oman Sail arrives in St Malo By Oman Sail, , 12:42 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The countdown to the start of the epic single-handed 4,471nm offshore race across the Atlantic Ocean has begun with just 10 days to go to the start of France’s La Route du Rhum. And it is not only the flagship of the Sultanate of Oman, Musandam-Oman Sail, that is making its final approach to the start line, but the team behind the Visit Oman - Tourism Pavilion too! ...
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Groupama Race 2014 - 3 days 18 hours 54 min and 6 sec - It's great! By Groupama Race, , 11:43 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Groupama Race 2014 - The New Zealand yacht 'Crusader' shattered the race record by 4h 26m to take first place. Third place went to 'Mange Mieux Bouge Plus', a Sydney 38. The skipper of 'Mange Mieux' is keeping a close eye on his watch - later on this evening he'll know whether he has carried off the handicap trophy too, or not. ...
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The 2014 Severne Starboard Aloha Classic is coming... By American Windsurfing Tour, , 10:33 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Over 100 riders from more than 20 different countries have already registered and over the two weeks will compete against each other in the pro, amateur, master, grand master, youth and women's fleets for the honor of becoming the Aloha Classic Champions. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Artie's heroic return By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 8:37 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
After probably the toughest 24 hours in the 46 year history of the race, Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie finished the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 00h 45m 5s in an elapsed time of 4Days 13hours 35mins and 05secs. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Slender lead for Marek Stańczyk By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 2:00 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Despite the best efforts of Tropical Storm Fay and then Hurricane Gonzalo, the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set sail on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour today, albeit postponed by 24 hours. ...
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Ben Ainslie Racing foiling on the Solent + Video *Feature By Sarah Alexander, , 9:47 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Today, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) took to the water for the first time from their temporary base in Southampton, sailing their foiling AC45. The boat originally raced under BAR colours during the America’s Cup World Series in 2012-13, and has subsequently been modified to fly on hydrofoils. ...
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METS names DAME Award nominees By METS Trade, , 9:27 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The organisers of METS have revealed that 45 products have been nominated to go forward for final judging by the jury of the prestigious Design Award METS (DAME) 2014 competition. The products have been selected from a total of 116 entries from 23 nationalities all over the world. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A day of rest for wave sailors By Chris Yates, , 9:02 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The calm weather returned on day five of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam as the wave sailors recovered from yesterday’s punishing, but brilliant, conditions. After a chilly start, with the thermometer reading just five degrees celsius, the temperature soon rose with the appearance of the sun, making for another stunning autumn day. ...
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Barcos têm Linha do Equador e Fernando de Noronha como novas metas By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:06 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
A disputa da primeira etapa da Volvo Ocean Race no Oceano Atlântico continua bastante acirrada. Depois de passar pela zona de calmaria dos Doldruns, os barcos têm como meta cruzar a Linha do Equador e chegar o mais rápido possível por Fernando de Noronha, passagem obrigatória antes da chegada na Cidade do Cabo, na África do Sul. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - A day of reckoning for the fleet By KPMS, , 6:37 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Day five of the Rolex Middle Sea Race has proved a day of reckoning for the competing fleet. The forecast strong northwesterly wind has arrived and consistently blown over 25 knots with gusts exceeding 40 knots. The effect has been to catapult the previously slow moving yachts towards the finish line in Malta. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Playing the Doldrums lottery By Agathe Armand, , 5:58 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
A day and a night of uncertainty - later, the Doldrums will come to an end for the Volvo Ocean Race teams. By tomorrow morning, the fleet should be sailing safely in the southeasterly trade winds. So – who won this equatorial lottery? What was the best place to cross this convergence zone, where two hemispheres and two weather systems collide? ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Ante 24 horas decisivas By Mapfre, , 5:39 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Tras una difícil jornada a bordo del 'Mapfre' en las que las condiciones han puesto a prueba la paciencia de incluso el más experimentado, el barco español coge aire gracias a un viento que ha entrado por el Este y que ha supuesto una inyección de moral para la tripulación. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team takes on the Doldrums By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:07 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Known for erratic light airs alternating with sudden gusts that can last a minute or an hour from the giant unstable vertical clouds, the Doldrums (aka more officially the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) are the unavoidable low-point of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race for the determined men on Dongfeng. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica, somewhere in the windless ITCZ By Amory Ross, , 5:04 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Onboard Team Alvimedica. The synopsis is pretty straightforward: we are stuck in the Doldrums. Stuck, and stuck real good. All things considered, yesterday was actually pretty decent. We had a quick morning rainsquall that was able to power us south through the first line of ITCZ clouds already towering above our heads by 10AM. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie gunning for glory By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 3:15 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie has emerged as the hot favourite to become the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. However, at 16:00 CET, Artie was still 80 miles from the finish and the Mistral storm is still raging. In addition, there are several yachts behind Artie that could still claim the overall prize. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Another perspective from Team SCA By Sara Hastrieter, Team SCA, , 3:14 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team SCA. Today I would like to share another perspective with you. Given the kind messages from Team SCA followers that we have been receiving onboard (thank you!), it would seem daily reports from our onboard reporter Miss Halloran and our onshore media crew have been doing a wonderful job of sharing our journey thus far. ...
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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Success in San Francisco By KPMS, , 3:03 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship took place from 15-18 October in San Francisco, USA. Hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, the 2014 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds welcomed 19 international entrants - comprising teams from Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Turkey and the United States. ...
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España inicia su camino en el mundial de Optimist de Argentina By Pep Portas, , 2:41 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
El Mundial de Optimist que inicia su singladura hoy, y hasta el próximo 30 octubre, ha cerrado la primera jornada y lo ha hecho con el acto principal que ha sido la ceremonia de apertura. Por la mañana la flota, representando a 50 países, disputó la regata de entrenamiento oficial. ...
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - Intense racing + Video By RS:X Class, , 2:20 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
After two days of intense racing at the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, both fleets have completed a full schedule of six light-wind races, and they’ve earned their lay day! Very light and shifty winds were forecast for the day, and it was a nice surprise to see a seven knot side-off breeze fill in early from the North. ...
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