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NSW Etchells: Out of the boat! By John Curnow, , 1:58 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli is the launching pad for the 2015 title clash. For day one of the campaign, Sydney Harbour decided to offer Sou’easters, which constantly varied in both direction and pressure, thereby necessitating that your eyes were always out of the boat to observe said changes. ...
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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Innovation is key By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 1:50 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Innovation is key when it comes to keeping competitors happy on the water. With that in mind the 2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regattas race committee has been working long hours to keep the event fun and exciting, even though they are now in their 35th year. ...
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America's Cup: Artemis likes what they see in Bermuda By America's Cup Media, , 11:56 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
Artemis Racing team manager Iain Percy says he’s very excited about the prospect of racing in Bermuda, which he is calling a tricky venue that will demand the best from the sailors. 'I’m really excited about Bermuda,' he says. 'You’ve always had the old adage in the America’s Cup that the fastest boat wins, but this is a tricky venue. We’ll all have to wake up. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Will Oxley on the Race so far - Part 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:51 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
The stopover in Sanya at the end of Leg 3 was a chance for Team Alvimedica navigator, Will Oxley to reflect on the leg just sailed, and the Volvo Ocean Race so far. 'Long periods of quite boring sailing interspersed with some quite important tactical periods where it became quite interesting,' is how Oxley, now on his third Volvo Ocean Race, describes the Leg. ...
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Team Vestas Wind: Setting up base in the Alps By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 8:41 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
Blog from Bergamo: Aimee now has the responsibility of organising accommodation for everyone that will live here for the next four months. Not only does she do this but also manages to somehow book our flights, transfers, get us into a gym…(I’m not going to say I like that idea of that, Trae will be here soon to undo the damage I did during Christmas. Stay tuned for that saga to develop). ...
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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Will a new record be set? By Sail-World.com, , 3:39 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
Since the first regatta in 1938, the quality of competition at the J.J. Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship has been so strong that there have been only eleven multiple championship-winning skippers in the event’s 75 year history. U.S. champion Howie Hamlin is looking to regain JJ Giltinan title he won in 2002 and 2003 and will contest 2015 regatta with new rigs specially developed for the challenge ...
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Barcelona World Race - Indian Ocean tests skippers’ endurance By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:03 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - To sail 15,000 miles around the Southern Ocean is a marathon achievement, and five weeks after they set off, the seven teams in the Barcelona World Race are acutely aware of the fact that they are not yet halfway. After the survival conditions of the low pressure system which threatened the leaders ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Miss World shimmies up the mast of VOR boat By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:49 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-14 Leg 4 - Miss World Rolene Strauss is used to being the focus of the photographer’s lens but on Thursday she turned the camera on herself to capture the most amazing ‘selfie’ up the 100ft (30.3 metres) mast of a Volvo Ocean Race boat. ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:27 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
For the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia, the season finale of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, twelve of the world’s top match racing teams are readying themselves for competition. Now in its 10th year, and with the event being staged in Johor in the south of Malaysia for the first time, the new venue could shake up the pecking order ...
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Sail the Gulf Regatta Day 2 - A perfect day of racing + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 4:14 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail the Gulf Regatta 2015 Day 2 was held in Doha, the capital of Qatar. After the Optimist Team Race yesterday, it was time for all the other classes competing here to get out on the race track – Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Laser, Hobie Cat 16 and 470! ...
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Southampton Boat Show - RYA Mega Prize Draw winner announced + Video By Emma Slater, , 4:08 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
The RYA Mega Prize Draw competition was held at the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show. A very shocked and surprised Derek Mayhew from Ipswich has been announced as the winner. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave on track for first win in Singapore By Oman Sail, , 2:38 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
On the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series Leigh McMillan’s hopes of turning the tables to post his first ever win in Singapore are on track after The Wave, Muscat finished at the top of the leaderboard while the new crew on Oman Air wasted little time in offering glimpses of their potential. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1 Singapore Day 1 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 1:59 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1 Singapore Day 1 - He said he wanted to win and wouldn’t settle for second this time round. And for Leigh McMillan and the team on The Wave, Muscat their campaign to become 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™ champions couldn’t have got off to a better start. Under the gaze of the towering Singapore city skyline, ...
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ISAF recruiting for Chief Executive Officer By Sail-World.com, , 1:42 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
ISAF are now recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer, who will replace Jerome Pels who resigned last October after 17 years with ISAF, the last six of those as CEO. We note the long list of criteria for the potential office holder, the very last of which is.... Can you guess? ...
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RYA Dinghy Show - Inspìre your club members By Susie NationGrainger, , 1:17 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show is being held from 28 February to 01 March. If your club is looking for advice on legal issues, tips on increasing club membership or perhaps more knowledge about club racing then don’t miss the Show. ...
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Irish Sailing Foundation to raise €2.75m annually for Olympic Team By Irish Sailing Association, , 12:05 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
The 'Irish Sailing Foundation (ISF)', a new Irish Sailing Association (ISA) organisation, expects to build 'philanthropic fund raised income to €2.75 million annually in support of the high performance mission and programmes'. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Playing with weights By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 4:40 AM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - 'We have to save diesel,' reported onboard media reporter Stefan Coppers during the last leg. At which fans and sponsors immediately wondered why a professional sailing team took so little diesel. Team Brunel’s boat captain Jens Dolmer explains. ...
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2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Seve Jarvin to skipper Team Gac Pindar By Tom Dowler, , 3:54 AM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Seve Jarvin will skipper an all-Australian crew this week (5-8 February) as Team GAC Pindar aim for a podium finish in the first leg of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Singapore. ...
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RYA Club of the Year 2015 Finalists announced By Susie NationGrainger, , 3:36 AM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
On Saturday 28 February, the winner of the prestigious RYA Club of the Year Award 2015 will be announced at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace, London. ...
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America's Cup: Mitchell fires new salvo at ISAF Jury Officials By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 2:59 AM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Matthew Mitchell, previously a member of Oracle Team USA, has issued a media release advising that he has filed complaints of Gross Misconduct against all five Americas Cup jury members with the sport's International governing body (ISAF). This action follows on from his recent claims about the actions of another team member Simeon Tienpont, now with Challenger Luna Rossa. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Leaders closing on Australia By Barcelona World Race, , 1:42 AM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - While one low pressure leaves the track, another makes its presence felt. After an intense two days in the face of a south-moving depression formed from two tropical cyclones, the leading boats in the Barcelona World Race were today regrouping and resetting themselves back into race mode. For Neutrogena in second-place, the tropical storm was a threat but also an opportunity ...
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ISAF statement on removal of Sailing as a Paralympic sport By Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:20 PM Wed 4 Feb 2015 GMT
The ISAF Disabled Sailing Committee (IFDS) is profoundly disappointed by the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to exclude sailing from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. IFDS responded in a timely and comprehensive manner to queries from IPC, with details of sailors that participate regularly in international regattas or national championships, on Paralympic boats. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA to conduct final foiling session in USA By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:57 PM Wed 4 Feb 2015 GMT
The defending America’s Cup champion, Oracle Team USA, is scheduled to be training on its new AC45 foiling catamaran this month in San Francisco. In addition to getting the sailors up to speed, the new foiling AC45 will allow the team to test design configurations. ...
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Consultation opens on new Marine Conservation Zones By RYA, , 5:00 AM Wed 4 Feb 2015 GMT
Everyone with an interest in our seas is invited to give their views on whether 23 sites in English waters should become Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). The 23 sites proposed will cover 10,810 square kilometres of our seas, protecting important seabed habitats and species. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Toll of racing beginning to show By Barcelona World Race Media, , 6:29 PM Tue 3 Feb 2015 GMT
The Barcelona World Race skippers have been racing for one month. The toll of covering nearly 10,000 miles is beginning to show on the faces and hands of the 14 skippers. ...
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