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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third By Amy Monkman, , 2:40 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
At 4:40am BST Dongfeng Race Team crossed the finish line of this year’s Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Despite a few small setbacks it has been an awesome week for the team. As the Volvo Ocean 65 ‘Dongfeng’ arrived at Ocean Village in Southampton, spirits were high both onboard and on land. ...
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RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer By Jessica Gray, , 9:41 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 RC44 World Championship - Three more races were held for day two at the RC44 Marstrand World Championship with a further three teams winning races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua has now taken the overall lead, but is just one point ahead of the day’s decisive winner, Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team, who is in turn one point ahead of newcomers Nico Poons’ Charisma. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble By Trish Jenkins, , 8:54 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds, smashing the monohull race record by over 30 hours and setting a new course record ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA By Trish Jenkins, , 8:28 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Volvo Ocean 65 Team SCA, skippered by Sam Davies, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 06.10.39 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of four days, 21 hours, 00 minutes and 39 seconds. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race By Stefano Blin, , 7:29 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica have completed the arduous Round Britain and Ireland Race, crossing the finishing line off the Royal Yacht Squadron here at 5.59 BST on Saturday with an elapsed time of four days, 20 hours and 49 minutes. ...
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420 and 470 Junior European Championships - A crazy race day 3 By International 420 Class Association, , 4:39 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
A crazy race day three at the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans as massive windshifts swept across the course, with races abandoned and courses reset. ...
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2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Monohull record smashed By Trish Jenkins, , 3:52 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds. ...
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Frostad proud to have seven Volvo Ocean Race boats with seven sponsors *Feature By Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK Editor, , 9:47 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Knut Frostad had a big smile on his face in Copenhagen at the ’Vestas Wind’ press launch at the Royal Danish Yacht Club at Tuborg Harbour in northern Copenhagen. Frostad gives his views about the seventh boat, the late entry and the future of the race. ...
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RC44 World Championship - Bronenosec Sailing Team on form By RC44 Class Association, , 7:00 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Three more races were held today at the RC44 Marstrand World Championship with a further three teams claiming race wins. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua has now taken the overall lead, but is just one point ahead of today’s decisive winner, Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team, in turn one ahead of the leader going into today’s racing, Dutch RC44 newbie Nico Poons and his Charisma team. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng defends third position By Amy Monkman, , 6:09 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, day five for Dongfeng Race Team. If you’re from the sailing world you will already know about the extra pressure the One Design nature of the Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines has put on the sailors of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Vendée Globe - Tanguy de Lamotte, the designer who became a skipper By Vendee Globe, , 5:24 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
In this video you can find out more about Tanguy de Lamotte, now aged 36, who came tenth in the last Vendée Globe and is aiming to do better on his second attempt in 2016-17 at the helm of a newer boat. Although he grew up near Paris, he got interested in sailing at an early age and took part in the Tour de France Sailing Race aboard a JOD 35 and Mumm 30. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind emerges into the sunlight By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:48 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
First images of the Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, as she emerges from the paint and fit out facility in Southampton, England. Launch date is set for August 21, 2014 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Team SCA with the By Corinna Halloran, , 1:00 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team SCA and the Women's crew in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Corinna Halloran ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Azzam and Team Campos By Justin Chisholm (Abu Dhabi) and Francisco Vignale, , 12:39 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Azzam with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Justin Chisholm - and more from Team Campos with their OBR, Francisco Vignale ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board with Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, , 12:39 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team Alvimedica (TUR) in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Amory Ross ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Twist of fate on day 5 By Trish Jenkins, , 12:24 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
The first three days of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race produced fast downwind conditions for the entire fleet. However, yesterday afternoon a northwesterly air flow headed the fleet yet to round Out Stack, and the changeable weather is due to continue today. ...
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Newport stand-by ends for Spindrift racing to prepare Route de Rhum By Spindrift racing, , 11:16 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
On stand-by since the beginning of June, Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and the rest of the team will abandon their attempt to break the Crewed North Atlantic Record on August 15th and prepare to sail home to France. Since their arrival in Newport, an unusually powerful anticyclone located at high latitudes has starved them of any opportunity to take on the record. ...
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Mallorca’s Puerto Portals to host the 2015 TP52 World Championship By 52 Super Series, , 10:45 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
The excellent facilities, very desirable location, reliable sea breezes and ease of travel access are just some of the key reasons that the TP52 class has chosen Puerto Portals. The TP52 World Championship will once again be a constituent regatta of the 52 Super Series in 2015. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board with Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, , 9:46 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team Alvimedica (TUR) in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Amory Ross ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain with on board with Team Dongfeng By Yann Riou - Team Dongfeng, , 9:29 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team Dongfeng (CHN) in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Yann Riou ...
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Melges 32 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Teams ready for action By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 8:49 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Sunshine, perfect temps, low humidity and a fresh breeze filled the day as teams enjoyed a great practice session around midday with PRO Anderson Reggio and his race management team from Sail Newport. 'I really don't think that Newport has looked any prettier than it does right now. The weather is perfect', said John Kilroy Jr. who will helm Samba Pa Ti. ...
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SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta - Star-studded fleet competes By Nils Razmilovic, Raffles Marina , 8:01 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
The SMU SB20 International Cup will see some fierce competition from a strong field of competitors including former Olympians, World, Regional and National Champions from all corners of the World coming out to compete for what is the second edition of this trophy put forward by the Singapore Sailing Federation to further promote One Design keel-boat racing in Singapore. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - New faces hope to ruffle the order in Cardiff By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:58 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Anticipation in the Welsh Capital is building ahead of Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series. The fleet of 11 high-performance Extreme 40 catamarans are preparing to flex their giant sails, fine tune their speed machines and bring Stadium Racing to Cardiff Bay, as the headline Act to the Harbour Festival, 22-25 August. ...
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RC44 World Championship - Charisma claims early lead in Marstrand By RC44 Class Association, , 7:39 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Fleet racing at the RC44 World Championship in Marstrand commenced today in lively conditions, delivering a mix of sun with occasional torrential rain, strong winds with occasional lulls, plus, in race three, a giant squall. Today’s three races have left RC44 newcomers, Nico Poons’ Charisma three points clear of class veteran Chris Bake and his Team Aqua’s 11 points. ...
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420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Leaders retain control on day 2 By International 420 Class Association, , 7:13 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Rain gave way to an overcast day with patches of blue sky on race day two at the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans in Gdynia, Poland. Two races for all fleets in a 14-17 knot north-westerly breeze and flat seas. Conditions were a bit shifty, influenced by the passing storm, which meant those at the front had to control the fleet, as any team that found the gusts accelerated away. ...
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