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Volvo Ocean Race – The race tightens as New Zealand looms By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:00 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. ...
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Safran Sailing Team announces unveiling of new colours By Safran Sailing Team, , 2:53 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
A week before the launch of its new monohull, Safran is unveiling the colours of its latest generation IMOCA. The grey and turquoise Safran will be launched on March 4 and christened on Saturday, March 7 in Lorient. ...
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Barcelona World Race - L'appel du nord By Barcelona World Race, , 2:33 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
En doublant le cap Horn, la nuit dernière, le leader de Barcelona World Race, Cheminées Poujoulat, a ouvert voie du retour et les autres concurrents piaffent de s’engouffrer dans l’horizon à nouveau ouvert vers nord de l’océan Atlantique. Premiers à y prétendre, Neutrogena et GAES Centros Auditivos ont séparé leur chemin pour négocier une zone de transition, à quelque 1000 milles du célèbre rocher ...
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Barcelona World Race - Two different worlds separated by Cape Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 2:18 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. ...
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America's Cup: Barker offered non-sailing role by Emirates team NZ By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 1:49 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand has announced a team restructuring ahead on next week's expected announcement that the Qualifier for the 2017 America's Cup will be held in Auckland. The statement issued by the team early this afternoon, indicates the team has secured substantial funding and sponsorship for its 2017 campaign. ...
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Franck Cammas and Groupama announce ambitious sailing season By Groupama sailing team, , 5:55 PM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
This is not the year that the skipper of Groupama is going to spend less than 320 days on the water thanks to a programme that includes an Olympic preparation, the America's Cup World Series, the Tour de France à la Voile and the Little America's Cup. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi and Dongfeng locked into intense battle By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:43 PM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Dongfeng Race Team are locked into such an intense battle approaching Auckland that even the Volvo Ocean Race tracker is showing them as one boat. ...
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Laser World Championship – Over 2000 sailors to race in Kingston By kingstonlaserworlds2015.com, , 9:17 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Laser Standard Men’s World Championships (June 29-July 8), the Laser Masters World Championships (July 10-18), and the Laser Radial Youth World Championships (August 14-20) are being hosted by the CORK. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Barkow and Lush - from the Olympics to the Volvo *Feature By Steve Rosenberg, , 7:58 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Team SCA crew members Sally Barkow and Annie Lush before the start of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Both are former Olympic match racers, who have switched to ocean racing. Both are wearing the new prescription Kaenon sunglasses in the 40,000nm race around the world. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Its anyone's race - Leg 4 to Auckland By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:52 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Overnight Ian Walker reported getting ahead of Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng only to have Mother Nature take it all back again, getting caught under a rain cloud in light winds ...
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Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat en approche du cap Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 5:30 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Sa réputation passe les générations et son surnom de 'cap Dur' n’est pas usurpé. Il vient se poser là, impétueux cerbère de la sortie des mers du Sud, quand les concurrents ont déjà couvert plus de la moitié d’un tour du monde, plus de 19300 milles pour Cheminées Poujoulat. Bateau et marins accusent une fatigue légitime. ...
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Barcelona World Race - A time for extra care and caution By Barcelona World Race, , 4:49 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Mythical, revered, renowned, legendary.....but above all Cape Horn is a time for extra care and caution. While observers and race fans may be poised to share and enjoy the passage of the race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat this Tuesday evening, Swiss co-skipper Bernard Stamm of race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat was clear that there will be little time for celebration ...
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2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Phaedo3 breaks record By Trish Jenkins, , 3:47 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Lloyd Thornburg's MOD 70, Phaedo3 crossed the finish line in Antigua at 20:35:30 AST on Tuesday 24th February 2015 in an elapsed time of 1 day, 9 hours, 35 minutes and 30 seconds. ...
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Barcelona World Race-Cheminées Poujoulat a doublé légendaire cap Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 3:32 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Aux commandes de la Barcelona World Race depuis 39 jours, Cheminées Poujoulat a contourné le cap Horn (67°15 11 W) à 01:00 TU. Le Suisse Bernard Stamm et le Français Jean Le Cam ont ainsi achevé leur traversée des mers hostiles du grand Sud autour de l’Antarctique pour débuter leur remontée de l’Atlantique et leur retour vers Barcelone, d’où ils étaient partis le 31 décembre 2014. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat pass Cape Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 3:17 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat, which has lead the two handed round the world race for 39 days, has passed Cape Horn (67°15 11 W) at 01:00 UTC (02:00 Barcelona time, 22:00 Chilean time). ...
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2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Records predicted to tumble + Video By Trish Jenkins, , 2:22 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
For the seventh edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 records are predicted to tumble, which has one of the most spectacular line ups of high performance boats racing anywhere in the world. ...
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2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship - NOR released By ISAF, , 2:08 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship - The Notice of Race for the 2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship has been released. Set to be held in Middelfart, Denmark from 8-12 July, the 2015 edition of the Women’s Match Race Worlds will welcome the world’s finest female match racers as they fight for the title. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Passage du Cap Horn par Cheminées Poujoulat By Barcelona World Race, , 2:47 PM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - En ce 55e jour de la Barcelona World Race, Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam devraient contourner vers 21h TU ce soir (soit 22h HF) le mythique cap Horn. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 23 show By Sail-World, , 10:51 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, listen to the replay below. Nic talks with: Scott Babbage, Iain Murray on 18fter and also the America's Cup, Seve Jarvin and many more ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston looking forward to his Kiwi home By Team Alvimedica, , 10:17 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
Kiwi sailor Ryan Houston has grown up on this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race as he took on the role as Watch Captain for Team Alvimedica. His career as a sailor is evolving as he gets more involved in the leadership and decision-making onboard Alvimedica. Learn about the ‘Day in the Life’ of a Watch Captain in the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Wislang expected to lead Kiwis home after fast ride By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:38 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
Latest predictions for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race are all indicating a finish time between 1000hrs and 1400hrs on Saturday February 28. For one of only three Kiwi crew members in the Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi's Daryl Wislang looks like being the first in the queue at the piecart, when the boats reach Auckland. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Now the race to Auckland is truly on By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:22 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – 'We've just gone through the worst night yet of this Volvo.' That’s Charles Caudrelier speaking, the skipper of Dongfeng Race Team. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Chassés croisés By Barcelona World Race, , 5:23 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
Depuis qu’ils sont entrés dans l’océan Pacifique, le cap Horn hante l’esprit des concurrents. Dernier des trois marques symboliques d’un tour du monde, il porte en lui le plus de légendes. La violence de ses vents et de ses eaux appelle plus qu’ailleurs à l’humilité, au respect. À 525 milles de là, Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam semblent vouloir l’aborder par la face nord, en longeant côte chilienne ...
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Croatia First Regatta - Entries close in two weeks By New Tack, , 4:54 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
Croatia First Regatta - Positioned between a grand prix overseas regatta and a cruising rally is a brand new limited entry one design event due to start from the town of Split in Croatia on June 13, 2015 ...
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America's Cup: Spooner fails in attempt to have Oracle AC45 arrested By Radio NZ, , 2:07 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
A US court has declined a request to confiscate a vessel owned by America's Cup champion, Oracle Team USA, as a lien for wages owed to a New Zealand sailor. Joe Spooner, who worked as grinder, is suing Oracle Racing for $962,879 in unpaid wages and damages for alleged wrongful discharge. ...
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