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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race: The Flight of Pretty Fly III By Sail-World, , 8:40 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Join Colin Woods and the crew of Pretty Fly III as they have a fast slide north in last weekend's Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. The canting keel Cookson 50 recovered from a slow start to ease through some marque competitors, and finish sixth over the line, and placing fifth on IRC in what was generally reckoned to be a big boat race. ...
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RS Feva World Championships - Snakes and ladders on a tricky day By Golly Tucker, , 8:35 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The fleet was held ashore for an hour and a half whilst the gradient breeze flopped about and the seabreeze settled at the RS Feva Worlds. It was a light eight knots that saw the Gold fleet set off. By the second race the wind had increased to a lovely 12kts but then shifted 20 degrees right towards the end of the second Gold race but during the sequence for the second Silver. ...
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Volvo Noble Marine RS300 National Championship - The countdown begins By Clare Sargent, , 3:28 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Only a fortnight to go until the RS300 Nationals at Prestwick Sailing Club in Scotland. We are very excited that this will be the biggest RS300 Nationals ever with 35 boats competing. A full run down of the entrants can be seen here. ...
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Laser Radial Youth World Championship Dziwnów, Poland - Day four By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 12:37 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first of the three races scheduled all fleets were started on time with only three disqualifications for early starts in the girl’s fleet. As the day progressed the winds got progressively lighter, as forecast, with the last races finishing in five to six knots from the same direction. ...
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Etchells Invitational Cup – Overall result decided in dramatic race By Rupert Holmes, , 9:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Etchells Invitational Cup’s final day delivered more stunning, high adrenaline and incredibly close racing, with the three leading boats all in contention for the 140-year-old Gertrude Cup at the start of the final race. Jeremy Thorp of Antigua YC led the fleet on 26 points, with Shannon Bush of New York YC on 34, and Jeanne-Claude Strong of Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on 36. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race crews to battle in Round Britain test By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:54 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martinez’s Spanish team will put to the test potential new crew members as they make their way to the UK for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race this week. The event, which starts on August 9 and is preceded by Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, will see five of the new, one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats navigate Britain’s 1,800 miles of notoriously tricky coastline. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Canfield tops leaderboard after day 1 By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s newest event, Sopot Match Race, commenced today. Eleven flights of Qualifying were sailed in a light to moderate north-westerly wind. At the close of play Alpari World Match Racing Tour champion Taylor Canfield tops the leaderboard unbeaten on 5-0, ahead of Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing on 5-1 and local Polish legend Karol Jablonski on 4-1. ...
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WPNSA named European ISAF Sailing World Cup Venue By Matt Carter, , 5:52 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The RYA is happy to reveal that the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy has today (31 July) been named by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) as one of two European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, which will form part of UK Sport’s Gold Event Series. ...
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Fireball European Championship - Elements halt racing action By Cormac Bradley, , 5:41 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Thursday’s racing at the Homecoming Scotland 2014 European Championships didn’t happen as Bruce Leask, Principle Race officer was beaten by the elements and was thus unable to get a race in. The fleet set out for the race course shortly after 12 noon for a scheduled 13:00 start, to the backdrop of a third cruise liner in Lerwick Harbour in as many days. ...
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Cowes Week - Weather outlook provided by Rupert Holmes By Cowes Week Ltd, , 5:32 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The weather outlook for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week (2-9 August) is currently indicating that the long run of hot and gloriously sunny weather that has brought frustratingly light and fickle breezes to Cowes and the waters of the Solent area over the past few weeks is changing to a more unsettled picture. ...
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America's Cup - Ben Ainslie Racing strengthens British Challenge By Sarah Alexander, , 4:31 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) have today revealed six additions to their British America’s Cup Challenge. The new team members will significantly strengthen BAR’s bid to bring the Cup back home to British waters. Britain’s Paul Campbell-James has joined the sailing team and brings a great deal of technical knowledge, combined with a solid record as both a mono and multi-hull racer. ...
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RS500 World Championship - All set for Loctudy action By Pip Baily, , 3:26 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
In less than a week over 100 RS500 sailors from five different nations are descending on the French town of Loctudy in Brittany for the 2014 World Championships. The 2014 entries see many rock stars of the class from different countries, promising a highly competitive event from start to finish. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and Weymouth named 2015 venues + Video By ISAF, , 3:09 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Hyères, France and Weymouth, Great Britain have been named as the European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Bids to host the two European regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup were carefully considered by the International Sailing Federation with key criteria including a compact venue, first class sailing areas and facilities. ...
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RS800 European Championships - Gradient breeze on day 3 By Dave Hivey, , 2:13 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The fleet launched early on Wednesday at the RS800 Europeans to take advantage of the gradient breeze forecast for the morning. It was certainly not the sunny Ora that we had come to Garda to see, but the Northerly breeze did not disappoint (for a while). ...
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RS100 European Championship - Action continues on day 3 By RS100 Class Association, , 2:07 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Not quite a classic Garda day on day three of the RS100 Europeans, but almost as good. An amendment to the sailing instructions posted last night meant an early start at 11am. The fleet ventured out in a Northerly (Pela) force four and racing started promptly on a trapezoid course under the Western Cliffs. ...
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Laser Radial Youth World Championship - Day 2 and 3 By Jeff Martin, , 2:02 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Two more races were completed in nine to 10 knot winds on the second day of the Laser Radial Youth Championship in Dziwnów, Poland. It was long day for everyone after a wait ashore for fog to clear only for it to unexpectedly return during the first race. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 1:59 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
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RYA Sea Survival Handbook – 2nd edition now available By Emma Slater, , 12:49 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The RYA Sea Survival Handbook – second Edition is the official text for the RYA Basic Sea Survival Course and the RYA-ISAF Offshore Safety Course and supports ISAF approved Offshore Personal Survival courses. So if you’re attending a sea survival course or taking your boat offshore, whether for racing or cruising, this book is a must read. ...
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Musandam-Oman Sail crew swap hulls as MOD70 heads to Cowes By Oman Sail, , 11:53 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Fresh from their success in achieving a first ever podium position at the famous Tour de France a la Voile, the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail will shift focus this weekend when they swap one hull for three ahead of their ambitious MOD70 campaign in British waters this summer. ...
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Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles By International Windsurfing Association, , 10:58 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Fifteen year old Carlo Ciabatti from Cagliari, Italy, is the 2014 Techno 293 Youth Boys World Champion. With an unassuming start, 23rd on the leaderboard at the end of the first championship race, Carlo clawed his way up day by day - 13th . . . fifth . . .first! beating European Champion Tom Monnet into second place by four points. ...
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Allen RS Feva World Championships, Day 4 - Nations Cup and lay day By Golly Tucker, , 8:54 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Allen RS Feva Worlds, the fleet racing took a break today while a well deserved break was taken from the very physically demanding conditions in Quiberon Bay. The two boat team racing Nations Cup took place during the afternoon with 11 nations participating. ...
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29er World Championships 2014 - Finals start tomorrow By 29er World Championships, , 7:51 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. All the sailors were excited to get racing today, with both fleets starting the day with general recalls. The black flag was raised on both courses and pushed sailors behind the line allowing both fleets to start qualifying race nine. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds Champions lead 29er Worlds By Jerelyn Biehl, , 7:16 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
On course 2, the French ISAF Youth Worlds 29er champions Brice Yrieix and Loic Fischer Guillou (FRA) had a steady day of racing. ...
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Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery By Juerg Kaufmann, , 6:49 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue. Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
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2014 Etchells Invitational Cup - Day 3 By Rupert Holmes, , 3:51 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
After another stunning day with bright sun and a solid south-south westerly afternoon sea breeze, the top of the leaderboard could hardly be closer. ...
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