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The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell reviews Leg 3, Week 4 By Mark Chisnell, Hamble , 9:29 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing - Congratulations to Dongfeng Race Team on an almost wire-to-wire victory in Leg 3. A really impressive, some might say flawless performance made them the first Chinese boat to win a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Hickman tells how Wild Rose's win came to be By Geoff Waller, , 8:52 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Roger Hickman skipper of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race IRC winner Wild Rose sat down with Geoff Waller of www.boatson.tv and described just what went into his boat winning the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. His was a 'full-on' race (with dramatic 'on-board' video) which included a knock-down, broken steering, a wild 'Chinese gybe', storms and only a small amount of blood spilt. ...
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One Ton Cup Champion Rainbow II emerges from Vos Shed ahead of launch By Alan Sefton, Auckland , 5:42 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Former One Ton Cup Champion, Rainbow II emerged from the historic Vos Shed on the Auckland waterfront after a full restoration. She has been taken to the Pier 21 where the rig was stepped and final preparations are being made for the boat’s launching at 10am on Monday (2 February, 2015). ...
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2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Crew line-ups announced By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:37 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the transfer window now closed, some new players will enter the arena as the Series launches into its ninth season, with continued support of Series Main Partner Land Rover. ...
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Abandoned yacht first to enter 2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Rob Mundle, , 3:03 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - A yacht abandoned in Bass Strait and not expected to be seen again has ‘done a Lazarus’ and become the first entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015, which will be staged from August 15 to 22. ...
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Warren Jones Regatta: Three crews share lead at end of Round Robins By Sail-World.com NZL, , 2:31 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Sailing on the Swan River, in the tightest event in the history of the Warren Jones Youth Regatta, three skippers from three nations share the top spot on the leader board at the end of the double round robin. Australia’s Matt Jerwood, Dane Joachim Aschenbrenner and Chris Steele from New Zealand are level with 18 wins each. ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 2:29 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
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2014 - 15 Barcelona World Race - Pain in the Southern Indian Ocean By Barcelona World Race, , 2:02 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - No scape south because of South Indian Ocean Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful wait for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Cup, Miami: Day 4 - Cuba welcomed to the Circuit By ISAF, , 1:56 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with newly embraced Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats. The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the 2015 Sailing World Cup Circuit ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Two Kiwi leaders extend on Day 4 at Miami SWC By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 1:24 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
New Zealand crews continue to lead in two classes after Day 4 at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. A total of six crews from the NZL Sailing Team are on target to make their medal race heading into the penultimate day of competition. In similar style to yesterday, today saw both of New Zealand’s two-handed women’s crews, in the 470 and the 49erfX skiff, extend their points leads even further. ...
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NSW Etchells: Fill the Goblet because you can’t sink the Cup… By John Curnow, , 10:48 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Now it would have been easy to fill a goblet on Tuesday with the rain that was blanketing Sydney Harbour. However, our reference is to the Milson Goblets being run each night this week and then concluding on Saturday with three more races. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli is hosting both the Milson Goblets, and then next week the Etchells NSW State Championship, too. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives in Bergamo By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 7:02 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
At exactly 00:01 on the 29th January 2015, TeamVestas‬' VO65 left VTE - Voltri Terminal Europa en route to Persico Marine in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The boat is now safely secured in a purpose-built facility near Bergamo, awaiting full assessment and the beginning of the repair process. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 29 - Pressure for Interest drop By Collinson FX, , 1:19 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
January 29, 2015: Apple shattered records with massive jumps in sales and profits. This boosted tech equities and allowed a rebound from yesterdays losses, although energy shares weighed heavily, as Oil dropped below $45/barrel. ...
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Doyle Sails One Design have more Optimist success with Cross Cut By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:18 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Doyle Sails had more success last weekend in the Auckland Optimist Championships, taking first and second overall in the 110 strong Open fleet. Six countries were represented in the event, and young sailors came the length of New Zealand to compete in the regatta that is a ranking event for World and International team selection. ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Day 3 images by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 4:20 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 3 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Kiwi women lead the way in two classes By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 3:34 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
NZL Sailing Team womens crews still lead in the Women’s 470 and 49erFX after Day 3 of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Gold fleet racing got underway today. Both of New Zealand’s women’s double-handed crews extended their overall leads. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami: Day 3 - Three back to back winners By ISAF, , 3:01 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
It was windshift upon windshift upon shift upon windshift on Day 3 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami sailed on Biscayne Bay Presented by Sunbrella, the premier regatta has attracted 599 boats and 768 sailors who were adjusting all day to one thing or another. If it wasn't the wind direction that was changing, it was the wind speed. ...
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America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing is first to Team to fly in Bermuda 10:40 PM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing, the British Challenger for the 35th America's Cup, have shipped two foiling Nacra 20 catamarans to Bermuda and have become the first team to commence sailing operations at the Venue for the next Cup. The team conducted an initial training camp in Bermuda, last week. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 28 - Uncertainty in Europe By Collinson FX, , 1:21 PM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
January 28, 2015:Durable Goods Orders contracted 3.4%, which is a trend scaring many, as a contradiction to the strong economic recovery the US has vaunted. Earnings from corporate giants Caterpillar and Microsoft floundered and stock prices tanked. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng - History, Joy and Tears By Ed Gorman, , 12:38 PM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
There are so many ways that the Dongfeng Race Team could have lost the chance to win the light-air marathon from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China. Leading from the first 24 hours to the finish, 23 and a half days later, 5,403 nautical miles sailed and eight different gulfs, oceans and seas, is not necessarily the most advisable way to try and take the spoils. ...
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18ft Skiffs NSW Championship: Images from Race 4 By Michael Chittenden, Sydney , 11:05 AM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on Sydney harbour last Sunday and captured these images from Race 4 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championships ...
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Warren Jones Regatta: Denmark takes over the front running By John Roberson, , 10:44 AM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
Danish skipper Joachim Aschenbrenner has taken over the top spot on the leader board after the second day of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, the young skipper from the Royal Danish Yacht Club ends the day with a score of thirteen wins from fifteen starts. ...
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Barcelona World Race: Conrad and Nandor’s 'No Good Very Bad Day!' By Conrad Colman, At Sea , 10:19 AM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
New Zealand short-handed sailor, Conrad Colman is on his second two handed round the world race, this time aboard the Spirit of Hungary with Nandor Fa sailing in the Barcelona Round the World Race: I had noticed a couple of chafing zones on the mainsail so I prepared some patches and the Dr. Sails flexible epoxy glue so we could drop the main quickly ...
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Classics at Mahurangi - Juniors at Wakatere - History in Sanya 10:12 AM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
Editorial from Sail-World.com’s New Zealand e-magazine for January 27, 2014: We look at the latest twist in the America's Cup 2013 edition - which just won't come to an end. Sailing history was created in Sanya, China on Tuesday - we explain why. And there is a quick look at one of the biggest Junior one design regattas ever held in New Zealand - whch happened over the long weekend at Wakatere BC ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 5:11 AM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
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