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Extreme Sailing Series - Extreme 40s ready for Act 3 battle in Qingdao By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:42 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series is set to begin in a week with the fleet of 12 Extreme 40s, including home nation entry ‘Team Extreme Qingdao’ set to line up on one of the most notorious stadium racecourses on the global tour, for the ‘Double Star Mingren’ Cup, 1-4 May. ...
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Student Yachting World Cup - 34th edition announced + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 4:23 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The Student Yachting World Cup is an event organized each year in France by students for students. Created in 1979 under the name of Course de l'Europe, the cup was just meant to great participants from Western Europe. But, as time went by, more and more Eastern European countries joined the cup. That's why the Course de l'Europe changed its name to become the SYWoC. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain claims race 11 lead By Clipper Ventures, , 3:50 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as the clothing layers and miles to finish continue to be shed, a tactical shift by Great Britain towards the rhumb line has seen the team take the lead in race 11. Team Garmin is now neck and neck with Derry~Londonderry~Doire in second place as the sprint to the Scoring Gate shapes up. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: More glamour conditions on day 4 +Video By Daniel Smith, , 11:41 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 - More of the same is expected on the fourth day of racing with a morning north westerly breeze in between 3-6 knots turning to the west and increasing to 9-12 knots at midday. As the day goes on a south westerly breeze in between 13-16 knots will ensure more great racing on the French Riviera. ...
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Team GBR’s Sparky on the Road to Rio (Part Two) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:28 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
GBR Team Manager Stephen Park has led Great Britain’s Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic Classes – to great success on the world stage over the last 13 years. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 470 Women, action shots by Thom Touw By Sail-World.com, , 2:00 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Thom Touw was on site to capture these images of 470 Women's racing action at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - More day 3 images by Franck Socha By Sail-World.com, , 9:30 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Franck Socha was on deck to capture these images during day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Postma takes Finn control on day 3 By Robert Deaves, , 8:50 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) took control of proceedings on the third day with two great victories to take a commanding lead at the top of the scoresheet at the half way stage. He holds an 18 point lead over Caleb Paine (USA) and 19 over third placed Thomas Le Breton (FRA). ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Tense gold fleet racing + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 8:49 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
On day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, gold fleet racing got underway with tense competition across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events. With a full complement of races completed thus far the leader boards are shaping up nicely with fine margins between the world's top sailing talents. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 3 images by Franck Socha By Sail-World.com, , 8:41 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Franck Socha was out on the water to capture these images during day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 24, 2014 - RBNZ lifts OCR By Collinson FX, , 8:15 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 24, 2014 - The turn around rally underway over the last week and a half, has stalled with some questionable economic data across the globe, testing confidence. The currency dropped back to 0.9280 and allowed upward pressure on the KIWI to stall. The NZD dipped to 0.8580 with the RBNZ to announce the latest rate decision this morning. ...
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ISAF World Cup: NZL Sailing team leads in two classes at midpoint By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:10 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres has hit the mid way mark and many of the NZL Sailing Team continue to inch up the standings with Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, and Peter Burling and Blair Tuke leading the charge both now holding the overall lead. ...
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Team GBR on the Road to Rio (Part One) By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 7:07 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
GBR Team Manager Stephen Park has led Great Britain’s Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic Classes – to unrivalled success on the world stage since 2001. Great Britain is now the most successful Olympic classes sailing nation and sailing has been one of the nation’s consistently high performing sports at the past three Olympic Games. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - ‘Team Extreme Qingdao’ home nation entry By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:11 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
In a little over one week, China’s 2008 ‘Olympic Sailing City’ of Qingdao will welcome the formidable fleet of Extreme 40s for Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series to Fushan Bay, with the home nation entry ‘Team Extreme Qingdao’ bolstering the elite level racing fleet to 12 boats, including two of China’s top sailing stars. ...
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Sport NZ gives Lifetime Achievement Award to ISAF's Adrienne Greenwood By ISAF, , 4:50 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Vice President Adrienne Greenwood has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, held in Christchurch, New Zealand. Greenwood is a well-known figure within the sailing community. In addition to being involved with the sport at the grassroots coaching level, she has had a number of significant management and governance roles. ...
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ISAF MNAs encouraged to apply for IOC Olympic Solidarity funding By ISAF, , 4:31 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs) are encouraged to apply for IOC Olympic Solidarity funding ahead of the approaching deadline. Applications for 'Rio 2016' funding have been open since March and MNAs are required to complete their proposals to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) before the end of June 2014 when the application process will close. ...
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ISAF seeks interest from Performance Sail Training providers By ISAF, , 4:20 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
The International Sailing Federation is inviting letters of interest from Performance Sail Training providers wishing to be listed by ISAF as an 'Approved Training Centre'. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Stakes approach boiling point By Clipper Ventures, , 2:21 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, temperatures have continued to build in the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup and as the barometer rises, the race stakes are approaching boiling point. Less than 10 miles now separates the top half of the leaderboard, and with the scoring gate now under 300 miles away, a drag race is well and truly on and is too close to call. ...
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PWA Ulsan World Cup has been cancelled By PWA, , 1:42 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
Regrettably, as expected, the upcoming Ulsan PWA World Cup in South Korea has been cancelled by the organisers. The country is in a national state of mourning and, as a result, most public events and celebrations are being cancelled as a sign of respect. ...
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Doyle's Mike Sanderson flying above the Hauraki Gulf on a foiling SL33 *Feature By Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:30 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
Former Volvo Ocean Race winner, Mike Sanderson, caught on video flying high in his foiling SL 33, Stratis. Conditions were described as very gusty and with good seas, making for challenging sailing, but Sanderson and his crew from Doyle Sail really put the foilin catamaran through her paces. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Cup: Generational 'Game-On' in 49er Fleet at Hyeres By Ben Remocker, , 9:56 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
For ages it was said that it took multiple Olympic cycles to move into podium potential performance. The young guns, not known for patience, are saying forget about that, I want to compete now! Just look at the podium at 2013 worlds. Out in front were mid-twenties Burling and Tuke, in Second, youngsters Hansen and Porebski, and in Bronze, veterans Dyen and Christidis. ...
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New cruising hydrogenerator produces power at just 2kts of speed By Tristan Campbell, , 8:27 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
The newest hydrogenerators from Watt & Sea are lighter, have better hydrodynamics, and are more resistant to corrosion. The Cruising 300 and 600 Models are now available in New Zealand from Kiwi Yachting. Like their predecessors, a propeller on a retractable stern leg sits on the yachts transom, turning water movement into power, with as little as 2 knots boat speed. ...
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Sailing World Cup Hyeres- Top sailors to face off as Gold Fleet Racing By Daniel Smith, , 8:15 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 - The one problem, the early morning breeze that has been evident over the opening two days of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères was absent. But fear not, the easterly breeze evident over day’s one and two has been replaced with a westerly that will start to really come in towards the latter part of the morning with 9-12 knots on the cards. ...
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2014 Stoke Beer 18ft Skiff National Championships – This ANZAC weekend By Auckland Sailing Club, Auckland , 1:10 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
The 2014 Stoke Beer 18ft Skiff National Championships are being held this ANZAC weekend at the Auckland Sailing Club, Okahu Bay. Racing will be held straight out from the club with fantastic viewing from North Head and Okahu Bay wharf this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Racing starts at 1pm sharp with two windward leeward courses and one harbour race per day. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Laser images by Franck Socha By Sail-World.com, , 10:56 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Enjoy these day two images of Laser action at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres captured by photographer Franck Socha. ...
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