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New Ragamuffin 100 emerges from the hull build in Nowra *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:05 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Ragamuffin 100, which started out as a modified Elliott design, Maximus, is another supermaxi undergoing a major rebuild or retrofit. Across the Tasman, the new Ragamuffin 100 will be virtually a new boat with a a new hull design by Andy Dovell / Syd Fischer / David Witt. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at the Nowra facility. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Frostad on Boat Design and final changes (Part II) *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 3:18 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
The seven One Design VOR 65s were built by a consortium led by Green Marine in the UK. The first of those for the Team SCA women wad delivered in October 2013, the last was supplied to Team Vestas Wind in August 2014. ...
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Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 4:56 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
A chaotic battle is looming in Santander as the big Olympic Skiff fleet battles against the numbers in the qualifying stage of this 2014 World Championship. The 49er boat park is full to overflowing in Santander with 90 boats currently entered and possibly 92 likely to be racing and there is a big spread in the experience and quality ...
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Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature By Sail-World.com, , 3:59 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
So you have won four world championships in a row so far, So you are confident about this one? We have to say yes.Our preparation is really good and we are in good spirits and in good health and we are looking forward to racing. We have always focussed on our performance and we have been really happy with how we are sailing and communicating in the boat and our speed. ...
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Gladwell's Line: London stalling *Feature 9:41 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
The America's Cup again dominates the news. Not for what it is doing. But for what it is not. The Media Conference held in London was an external disaster - with the video feed not running for 30 of the 45 minutes. Those sitting in the historic halls of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, were probably none the wiser. ...
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Rio 2016: No Vacation - a unique Swiss sailing team HD video from Rio *Feature By Juerg Kaufmann, , 7:18 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
Top international sailing and extreme photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) was in Rio de Janerio for the recent Olympic test event. Perhaps better known for his America's Cup and other sailing events, and of course being Swiss, he loves his mountains. Kaufmann always wants to be unique. This is certainly different, and a very skilful use of images and camera techniques in this High Definition video. ...
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Santander Worlds 2014 - Interview with Mat Belcher (Part I) *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 11:55 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
For a sailor who has performed so wonderfully over the last decade Mat Belcher continues to be a very unassuming guy. Recently he was told that he hadn’t been off the podium in 40 plus regattas. A piece of information he was unaware. His response was ‘Wow isn’t that cool’ and that is the measure of the man. ...
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Santander Worlds 2014 - With 14 World titles Bundy aims for one more *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy Sail-World, , 2:14 PM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF World Championships, in the Nacra 17 class is veteran skipper Darren Bundock who won silver for Australia in the Tornado class in 2000 in Sydney and 2008 in Qingdao with crew Glenn Ashby. With the multihull class out of 2012 Olympics. Bundock sat out that event and it was widely believed he would not return to Olympic sailing. ...
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Santander Worlds 2014 Laser Mens - Can Burton keep his streak going? *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy Sail-World, , 1:59 PM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
At the ISAF World Championship 150 sailors will be competing in the Laser class starting this Friday in Santander. Whilst Brazil`s Robert Scheidt is the defending champion, the current form guide would indicate that Australia’s Tom Burton, who has spent much of the last two years as world number one on the ISAF World Ranking is the man to beat. ...
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ISAF Worlds Santander – Finn favourite determined to nail selection *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 2:52 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
The 2011 Finn World Champion Giles Scott famously missed out on selection for the British Sailing Team and Ben Ainslie went on to write history with his fourth gold medal. For this quadrennium Giles Scott is determined not to lose Olympic selection and he is currently on a hot streak having won the last six events, all the events he has sailed in this year, and many of them quite easily. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Vestas Wind tracking towards Alicante *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 1:41 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
The seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race Team Vestas Wind, is tracking towards Alicante. She left Southampton last Sunday heading for the starting line. This morning when Sail-World spoke to Chris Nicholson they had just rounded Gibraltar and were abeam of the rock. Nicholson was typically upbeat about his journey and his progress so far but he did confess he had been having some doubts ...
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Enough 470's to fill Eden Park - Mackay Boats celebrate a success *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:30 AM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
Mackay Boats celebrated the build of their 1000th 470, on Thursday afternoon, with the cutting of a special 470 cake. The occasion also called for some quick calculations, as to what had been achieved. If all the 470 built were put together, the fleet would cover the whole of Eden Park, including the area occupied by the grandstands. ...
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Safety at Sea SSANZ Evolution 100 - Images from the start *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 3:08 AM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
Images from the start of the Safety at Sea SSANZ Evolution 100, which got away in light headwinds in the outer Waitemata Harbour today. Multihulls were the last division to start, but were expected to be first to finish. ...
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Barn Door Trophy under threat from refitted Bakewell-White supermaxi *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:58 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The extensively refitted Bakewell-White supermaxi has emerged from the Cookson yard taking her first steps in a serious tilt at the prestigious Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, sailed from Los Angeles to Hawaii. After being based in Australia since 2008, Bakewell-White Yacht Design's 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) returned to New Zealand for what the designer called ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part III) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 2:12 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Sail-World talked to Knut Frostad, the Volvo Ocean Race CEO a few days after it was announced the Danish company was sponsoring the seventh entry in the 2014-15 Race. Here is part three in that interview series (there are links below to parts I and II). ...
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America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:08 PM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
Yves Carcelle a long time supporter and backer of the Louis Vuitton Cup and the Challenger Series for the America's Cup has died of cancer at the age of 66yrs. Carcelle led Louis Vuitton's sponsorship and involvement in the America's Cup from the front. ...
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Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 3:38 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
State Secretary of Rio de Janeiro, Leonardo Espindola has told the parliament and media that Rio has achieved 50% treatment of sewage to its waterways, two years out from the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. ...
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Foils for the Masses - A look at the Glide Free Foiling Kit *Feature By David Schmidt, , 7:40 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It’s virtually impossible to look at imagery from the 34th America’s Cup and not have a serious 'I wish!' conversation with your mates. While the foil-bound AC72 class of wingsail-powered cats look truly outrageous, sadly, these rarefied America’s Cup class yachts cost tens of millions of dollars to design, build and maintain, and represent the absolute pinnacle of experts-only sailing hardware. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 5:17 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
‘Bucket List’ is fast becoming one of the English language’s most over-used epithets. And it’s not as if photographer Craig Greenhill of Saltwater Images and freelance photojournalist Crosbie Lorimer are old enough yet to be worrying too much about such things. But when they got the hint that there might be an opportunity to get a ride on one of the fastest sailing machines around ...
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Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 6:48 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Sail-World interviewed the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race Knut Frostad late last week, after the dust had settled from the final and seventh boat entry team Vestas Wind. Sail-World started by commenting- Many observers are saying that if this one design element hadn’t come in, this race wouldn’t have happened? ...
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America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:44 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
New Artemis Racing coach, Rod Davis says it was time for a change after ten years in a coaching role with Emirates Team New Zealand. 'Ten years is a long time as a coach of a professional team. It was time for a change,' he told Sail-World.com from Sweden. 'I don’t know of any other professional coaches that have gone ten years with the same team.' ...
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Magnetic Island Race Week – Plenty of appeal for champion racer *Feature By John Curnow, , 8:37 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The well campaigned, terrifically sailed, highly competitive, and widely successful, Victoire is a justified beacon amongst the fleet getting set to participate at Magnetic Island. The final round of Queensland’s winter of sailing is once more set to bring that delightful combination of exquisite sailing and warm glow of friendship to all who partake. ...
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America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 11:34 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Shoebridge describes the split with long time coach Rod Davis as 'amicable'. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 12:05 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race is Knut Frostad, the 47 year old Norwegian sailor who sailed at two Olympic Games (1988 and 1992) and in four Volvo Ocean races. ...
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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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