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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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Sydney Yachts National Championships, Pittwater 2015 - Day 3 Video By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 3:07 AM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
The weather on the final day of the Sydney Yacht Championships continued it’s erratic ways, keeping everyone guessing as to what was coming next and bringing the result in the Sydney 38s and 36s to a nail-biter in the final race. ...
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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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Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur resume, Spirit of Hungary stuck By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:46 PM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Within hours of each other Spirit of Hungary were finally forced to bow to the inescapable truth that they have to pitstop into Invercargill, South Island NZ and Renault Captur have left Wellington NZ after completing their own pit-stop. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Smiles vanished from faces of Team Brunel By Stefan Coppers - Team Brunel, , 3:58 PM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Eighteen hectic hours and a roller-coaster of emotions later, Bouwe Bekking’s men have gifted their fantastic lead to no less than three opponents. 'What a drama,' sighs Rokas Milevičius who is trying his best to show fighting spirit in spite of the setback. 'We’ll catch up with them, whatever it takes.' ...
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2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World – Emerging Nations Programme announced By ISAF, , 1:27 PM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship – The International Sailing Federation is pleased to announce an Emerging Nations Programme that will create opportunities and better prepare young sailors as they build up to the 2015 ISAF Youth Worlds set to be held in Langkawi, Malaysia from 27 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary to make surprise pit-stop By Barcelona World Race Media, , 1:08 PM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - While Renault Captur left Wellington at 0500hrs UTC this morning, Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman have made the hard decision to bring Spirit of Hungary to Invercargill, South Island NZ ...
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Big fleet for Panmure Lagoon SC 38th edition RSA Regatta By Ian Wallace, Auckland , 10:21 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club has had yet another successful Regatta that saw 39 Laser sailors & their steeds from all over the World – Canada, Austria, Switzerland – as well as the North Island, Taipa, Onerahi, Hamilton and Lake Ngaroto come and do battle on this challenging spot of water in Auckland. ...
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US Sailing Match Racing Committee launches The Dial Up Newsletter By Dave Perry, Southport, CT , 10:11 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
The US Sailing Match Racing Committee (USMRC) has re-launched The Dial Up newsletter. The intention of this free newsletter is to regularly inform the North American match racing community of all the opportunities for match racing in North America, and for getting better at match racing whether as a competitor, umpire, race manager or event organizer. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 7 By Michael Chittenden, Sydney , 9:47 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on the water again on Saturday for the final Race in the 2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unofficial world championship of 18ft skiff sailing. Gotta Love It 7’s team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage became the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions after taking out the last race of the championship Sunday. ...
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NZ 470 and Nacra 17 Nationals: NZL Sailing Team take titles By Christine Hansen, Auckland , 9:31 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Wakatere BC hosted the Olympic class NZ Nationals for the International 470 and Nacra 17's this weekend. Snow-Hansen and Willcox were overall winners in the 470 fleet, while Jones and Saunders won the Nacra 17 comfortably. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Winner expected in Auckland on Saturday By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:12 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race is expected to finish in Auckland on Saturday morning/afternoon. According to the latest projections from the routing function of Predictwind the lead boats will finish around the middle of the day - being late morning of early to mid-afternoon. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Biggest challenges are around the corner By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:48 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – 'This is the Doldrums?!?' – questioned Dongfeng’s OBR Sam Greenfield on a note to our desk. 'We’ve had the fastest and wettest downwind conditions yet on this leg (or the last) during this morning’s romp through the Doldrums, hitting 20-24 knots SOG.' ...
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Barcelona World Race - The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm and Le Cam By Barcelona World Race, , 2:10 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Legend has it that over 31 days during 1788 the HMS Bounty of Captain Bligh made just 85 miles while attempting fruitlessly to round Cape Horn. If they round Cape Horn as expected on Tuesday 24th February, Barcelona World Race leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam will have taken 31 days to race from the longitude of Cape of Good Hope to the most feared of all Capes. ...
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Geelong boat Phoenix wins Sydney 38 National Title By Teri Dodds, Pittwater, Australia , 10:05 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
It was one of those nail biting finishes, but eventually results came through and the team onboard Phoenix were rewarded for their long campaign with the National title win. In the final race, Old School took the win, with Phoenix crossing the line in eighth, frantic calculations were done on each of the boats. Phoenix pipped them my a mere one point. ...
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JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge By Bruce Kerridge, Sydney , 5:31 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images are produced by Bruce Kerridge. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums By Sail-World.com, , 2:44 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
'This is the Doldrums?!?' – questioned Dongfeng’s OBR Sam Greenfield on a note to our desk. 'We’ve had the fastest and wettest downwind conditions yet on this leg (or the last) during this morning’s romp through the Doldrums, hitting 20-24 knots SOG.' ...
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Sydney Yachts National Championship 2015 - Day 2 VVideo By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 10:43 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
It was a long and difficult day on the water for the Sydney Yachts National Championships fleet. Light winds and a long rolling swell made for very challenging sailing and resulted in only two races being held on the day. Phoenix came away as Boat of The Day. ...
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Harken Schools Regatta: Auckland Grammar has narrow win By RNZYS Media, , 10:09 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
The Auckland Grammar team helmed by Sam Morgan have won the 2015 Harken Schools Regatta. Sam and his crew of Tommy Hayes, Alex Wotton and Alejo Redriera were the successful winners of the Gold Fleet with a total of two race wins and 16 points overall. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7 By Frank Quealey, , 7:27 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Gotta Love It 7’s team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Trophy winners after the regatta concluded on Sydney Harbour today. The team had already secured the title before today’s race and skipper Seve Jarvin had become the most capped skipper and competitor in the championship’s 76-year history. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 7 here - Live and then in Replay! By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:39 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Follow Race 7 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below. The race gets underway at 3.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA goes out past the Golden Gate + Video By John Navas, , 1:50 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA, the America's Cup champions made a rare journey today to sail out past the Golden Gate. Last time an AC foiler went out into the tide ridden area under and beyond the Golden Gate Bridge was when Oracle Team USA pitchpoled their first AC72 in October 2012. ...
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