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PWA Pozo World Cup - Ezzy and Juban claim main draw spots By Chris Yates, , 8:02 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The last race of the men’s trials was finally completed on day four of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival. After waiting for the majority of the day Pozo produced a small window of competable waves accompanied by strong winds at 4pm. ...
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Melges 32 European Championship - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 7:25 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water at the Melges 32 European Championship to capture these images of the action on day one. ...
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Tour de France a la Voile - Teams prepare for Mediterranean racing By Fabienne Morin, , 6:39 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The Tour de France a la Voile teams are getting ready for their first day of racing in the Mediterranean tomorrow. This afternoon, some of them went out training in the bay of Roses in a solid 15-20 knots sea breeze. Crew members and shore crew had a busy morning setting up the rigging, checking the sheets and haylyards, greasing the winches, etc. ...
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Três equipes da Volvo Ocean Race disputam regata nas Ilhas Canárias By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:32 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Team SCA, Team Brunel e a recém anunciada equipe espanhola testam suas embarcações neste sábado (19) na Round Canary Islands Race. Saiba mais da Volta ao Mundo no Dock Talk semanal. Serão apenas 650 milhas, mas o suficiente para testar as embarcações para a Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Equipo Español realiza su primer test en la Vuelta a Canarias By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:28 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
El Equipo Español que participará en la próxima Volvo Ocean Race realizará su prueba de fuego este sábado día 19 de julio en la Vuelta a las Islas Canarias. Junto al barco patroneado por el medallista olímpico Iker Martínez tomarán la salida otros dos Volvo Ocean 65, el Team SCA y el Team Brunel. ...
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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Racing begins this Sunday By James Boyd, , 6:19 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Britain returns to the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup as the defending champion following the victory of GBR Red in 2012. Like the French, the home nation will be fielding four teams, including a team from Scotland, when racing gets underway this Sunday 20th July in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial week long regatta for amateur national three boat teams. ...
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Landsailing World Championship - Action continues in the desert +Video By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, Smith Creek Playa , 5:25 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
On July 15th, John Eisenlohr, from tiny Lakeside, Montana prevailed in the intensely competitive 5.6 Mini Yacht class that comprised the first phase of the 14th Landsailing World Championship being held at the remote site of Smith Creek Playa, near Austin in Northern Nevada. ...
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Melges 32 European Championships - Images by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 4:51 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site in Riva del Garda to capture these images during races 1-3 of the Melges 32 European Championships. ...
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Trois bateaux de la VOR vont s’affronter sur le Tour des Iles Canaries By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:44 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Team SCA, Team Brunel et le projet espagnol – vont s’affronter à partir de samedi sur ce qui constituera la première compétition du nouveau monotype Volvo Ocean 65 : Le Tour des Iles Canaries. La course qui mènera les bateaux autour des 7 îles de l’archipel partira de la marina Rubicon de Lanzarote. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Penultimate day could see medals decided + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 2:09 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of competition at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira could see medals wrapped up in many of the classes. It could be a great day for the French with two teams potentially able to win gold in the 29er and SL16 fleets. ...
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OK Dinghy European Championship - Fleet heads for Steinhude By Robert Deaves, , 1:50 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
An unprecedented entry of 116 have registered for the 2014 OK Dinghy European Championships, which is due to start this weekend at Steinhude, Germany. The OK Dinghy European Championship is only traditionally held when the World Championship is outside Europe. ...
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Stamm et Le Cam ensemble autour du monde By Cheminées Poujoulat, , 1:42 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Ce sont deux grandes figures du Vendée Globe qui s’associent pour la prochaine course autour du monde en double, la Barcelona World Race. Soutenu par son partenaire Cheminées Poujoulat, le skipper suisse Bernard Stamm reprend l’ancien monocoque 'Mare' du skipper allemand Jorg Riechers. Et c’est aux côtés d’un certain Jean Le Cam qu’il se présentera au départ de Barcelone le 31 décembre prochain. ...
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Quick off the mark on day 1 of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek By Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014, , 1:01 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The 35 boats are split over seven classes, and include many familiar faces together with a growing number of international boats and charterers this year. Having set the startline between Lone and Aeo islands, the racing started on time and first off were IRC Racing I on a windward-leeward. ...
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RYA Team GBR prepares to defend Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup title By Matt Carter, , 12:40 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
A tough mix of inshore and offshore racing, the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup is an intense seven-day programme (19-26 July) that pits teams comprising one boat in each of three specified class bands against one another to accrue overall team points. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final on course for UAE capital By ISAF, , 12:11 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final will take place in Abu Dhabi from 26-30 November. Around 350 sailors from 20 countries are expected in Abu Dhabi to compete in all 10 Olympic events and a kite-surfing event, in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche. The events will be covered by the international sailing media and an ISAF television audience in over 100 countries. ...
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VOR 2014-15 - Canary Islands test run as 3 from fleet go head to head By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:42 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The 650-nautical mile race around the seven Canary Islands starting and finishing at Marina Rubicón in Lanzarote is expected to take three days to complete and will give an early indication of form for half of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet so far announced before the event begins on October 4. ...
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Gazprom Swan 60 President offers insight into Class and World event By Gazprom Swan 60 Class, , 11:04 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Having raced across a number of different classes in his role as Commodore of the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, Russia, Vladimir Liubomirov, still feels that the Swan 60 is strictly a unique sailing experience. 'The boat’s high stability, direct steering system, and foils with a forgiving performance all add up to a responsive yacht.' ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 5 in Portugal By Sail-World, , 10:31 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Images from Day 5 of the ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal. Light winds prevailed making for challenging racing for the sailors and many of the lesser known sailing countries finished at the head of the fleet - putting an interesting slant on the leaderboard. ...
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Stamm and Le Cam join forces for the Barcelona World Race By Cheminées Poujoulat, , 8:41 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
These two great personalities from the Vendée Globe are joining forces for the upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, the Barcelona World Race. Supported by his partner Cheminées Poujoulat, Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm is taking over the helm of the monohull 'Mare', previously skippered by German sailor Jorg Riechers. ...
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Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 7:36 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
US based Satellite telephone company Iridium Communications failed to give New Zealand rescuers details of a dramatic final message from a missing yacht Nina until the US State Department intervened, a detailed review of the search effort has revealed. ...
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PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it! By Sail-World.com, , 3:47 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
With PredictWind’s Weather Routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier. We give you a three step navigation explanation with diagrams - and you are ready to go to plot your favorite cruising route, avoiding rough seas and high winds, or try being a Volvo Ocean Race navigator ...
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2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - US Team mid-event report By Will Ricketson, , 2:45 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
With three days in the books at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, the American contingent looks to continue their strong showing over the final two days of racing in Tavira, Portugal. US athletes are currently in close medal contention in three classes (Laser Radial, 29er and SL16), and the possibility remains that Team USA could finish in the top ten in six of eight classes. ...
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Panerai British Classic Week - Thrilling traditional Ladies Race By Mary Scott-Jackson, , 8:36 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
With five races now completed the rankings are tightening up at Panerai British Classic Week. Day four of the regatta featured one class race and the traditional Ladies Race, which proved to be just as thrilling as the class races. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - A day for the underdogs in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 7:46 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, it was a day for the underdogs in many cases on day three with improvements made and personal goals attained across the fleets. Historically the ISAF Youth Worlds has seen French, Italian and British teams dominate proceedings but in a light westerly breeze, sailors from Slovenia, South Africa, Portugal and Argentina shone brightest in their fleets. ...
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World Landsailing Championships - Images by Louis Kruk By Sail-World.com, , 7:34 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Louis Kruk was on site to capture these images during the World Landsailing Championships. ...
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