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International Sailing Regatta - RS:X and Finn fleets put Rio to test By ISAF, , 10:34 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
With 28 racers on the water it's not far off the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition fleet size. In two years' time 36 racers will take to water and van Rijsselberge is enjoying the similarities, 'We have a really nice fleet here. That's the biggest plus. Everybody is here and it's a strong field. I think it's a really good test. ...
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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014 - Day two round-up By Rupert Holmes/CWL, , 9:55 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Black Group yachts starting on the Bramble line saw plenty of action at the favoured committee boat end of the line, with many starts seeing optimistic skippers attempting to barge into a none-existent space amid much shouting, before having to bail out and restart at the back of their fleet. ...
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Volvo Gill Optimist British and Open Champ: Young sailors are ready! By Amy Cada, , 4:25 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships -Over 450 of the country’s top youth and junior sailors are preparing to race on the same waters where their Team GB Olympic heroes battled for gold during London 2012. From two - eight August, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy will welcome sailors from nineteen different nations ...
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2014 ORC World Championship - Record fleet starts tomorrow By ORC, , 3:45 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 ORC World Championship - At 10:55 tomorrow morning, Monday four August, the first Warning signals will sound for the first race on three separate course areas here in Kiel for the start of the 2014 edition of the ORC World Championship. This offshore World Championship sanctioned by ISAF features a record-setting turnout of 151 boats from 19 countries ...
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PWA Tenerife World Cup - World's best prepare for action By Chris Yates, , 2:36 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park - El Médano - Tenerife PWA World Cup is set to take place from the 4th-10th August. The elite of the wave sailing world will be returning to action as they prepare for their second battle of the season. ...
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Champagne sailing for Tash as Sea and Summit arrives in Falmouth By RYA, , 2:26 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Determined 'Sip and Puff’ sailor Natasha 'Miss isle’ Lambert arrived in Falmouth today (03 August) with a huge smile on her face after a day of champagne sailing in sunshine and good breeze. ...
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2016 Olympics: Brazil successfully improving water quality By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:26 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Top international photographer, Juerg Knaufmann (SUI) has been in Rio de Janeiro at the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics and reports that the serious issues surrounding the water pollution at the race venue are being mitigated. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Williams claims victory in Poland By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 11:00 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Sopot Match Race, the latest event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, saw an impressive come-from-behind victory for British skipper Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team on a day that seemed set to be sailed in light northerly winds. That was until the wind shut down, performed a 180 degree turn, and then filled in with a sudden blustery 20 knots from the south. ...
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Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2014 - Final Day By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 6:44 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2014 - Final Day - Dziwnów put on it’s best show for the final two races of the Laser Radial Youth World titles. A 10 knot breeze from the along the shore built steadily throughout the first race to 13 knots with good surfing waves. The wind topped out at 15 knots but the waves built to give some great rides down wind. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 - Will a Danish entry take Boat 7? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 4:09 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Just on 70 days before the start of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race and rumours abound that a major Danish company is set to sponsor a last minute entry in the round the world race, grabbing the available one design boat seven. ...
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Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Finn and RS:X preview By Daniel Smith, , 3:46 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta will take place from 3-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. Finn and RS:X racing will kick off the the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...
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Barclays 52 Super Series - Azzurra in Palma for the 33rd Copa Del Rey By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 1:59 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
The boat flying the colors of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is docked together with her 'sisters' in front of the Real Club Nautico di Palma, ready for the battle start on Monday, August 4th. ...
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Keeping score: How to win the Volvo Ocean Race By Jonno Turner, , 12:31 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Director Jack Lloyd said, 'This edition, we’ve moved to low points scoring for the first time,' he adds. 'It means that the team that finishes first in an off-shore leg, or an in-port race, will be awarded one point. The team that finishes second, two points – and third, three points. If you are disqualified, or have to retire, then you earn an extra point.' ...
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Sea and Summit leg seven - Rain fails to dampen Tash's spirits By RYA, , 10:12 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
'Sip and Puff’ sailing teen Natasha 'Miss isle' Lambert endured very wet weather conditions today (01 August) as she resumed her Sea and Summit challenge sailing from Plymouth to Fowey in just four hours. The 17-year-old, who has cerebral palsy and controls her boat by breathing through a straw in a specially-engineered bicycle helmet. ...
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420 World Championship - High scoring day 5 in Travemunde By 420 Sailing, , 8:40 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a high scoring race day five with three back to back races for all fleets at the 420 Worlds. The change in breeze was welcomed, with racing kicking off in around 10 knots, steadily increasing and holding at around 13 knots with gusts up to 14 knots. ...
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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Challenged by winds on day 1 By Rupert Holmes/CWL, , 7:41 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
The opening day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week saw competitors challenged by winds that varied from well under 10 knots to more than 20. After a weather front cleared the race area at lunchtime, the breeze settled into a brisk south-westerly of 16-20 knots, giving glorious racing conditions and once again bathing Cowes in warm sunlight. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Robertson on match point in semis By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:50 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
The Semi-Finals remained in the balance at the close of play today at Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, with four time champion Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team 0-2 down against Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing, while defending champion Taylor Canfield’s USone team was even on 1-1 against France’s Mathieu Richard and his LunaJets crew. ...
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Allen RS Feva World Championship overall By Golly Tucker, , 5:01 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
An hour’s delay due to a late arriving sea breeze did little to calm the nerves on the final day of the RS Feva World Championship. This did allow the Class AGM to take place delayed as it was due to the late finish the day before. Ultimately the D flag launched the fleet into a shifty 8-10kt breeze. ...
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Laser Radial Youth World titles 2014 - Overnight leaders hold on By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 10:32 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship . Dziwnów, Poland Day 5 A 12 knot wind built from the east and the shallow waters of the Baltic Sea produced good surfing waves. The move to Finals races with the two gold fleets on the same course provided an exhibition of close and exciting racing that was a joy to watch. ...
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420 World: First day's racing in Final Series belongs to 14yr old crew By 420 Sailing, , 5:12 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Racing stepped up a gear at the 420 World Championships on Friday 1 August, as the first day of final series racing got underway with the 390 sailors now seeded into 420 Open and 420 Ladies Gold fleets. ...
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Report from Rio: Team Jolly on the South American 470 Nationals By Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, , 10:47 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Current 470 World Champions, Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, are currently competing in the South American 470 Championships in Rio, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Test event starting on Monday.Gonzo (their new boat) seeing some action for the first time in Rio, we are currently taking part in the South American Championships, racing in Rio for the first time... ...
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Sopot Match Race - Hansen and Gilmour out of the competition By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:57 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Defying an unpromising forecast of little wind, the organisers of Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, were able to stay on schedule, completing the final 12 flights of Qualifying. With the easterly onshore wind on Gdansk Bay, conditions were more stable than yesterday’s offshore westerly. ...
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Fireball Europeans: Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton emerge victorious By Cormac Bradley, , 4:31 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton (GBR 15081) are the new Fireball European Champions. In today’s final day of racing they won two of the three races to win the regatta, after discard, by a 6pt margin. In second place overall are Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff (GBR 15093), followed by David Wade and Tim Hartley (GBR 15113) with these two being separated by 3pts. ...
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RS Feva Worlds - Harvey Martin and Bobby Hewitt claim victory By Matt Carter, , 4:15 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Rising sailing talents Harvey Martin and Bobby Hewitt have been crowned World Champions at the Allen RS Feva World Championships in Carnac, France, with further podium success for Piers Nicholls and Freddie Peters who sealed the second step on the podium for a double GBR celebration (1 August). ...
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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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