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Barcelona World Race - A record, but no easy way out for Hugo Boss By Barcelona World Race, , 3:34 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
A new record for the 538-mile opening passage from Barcelona to Gibraltar was set by Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes when they exited the Mediterranean on Hugo Boss on Thursday evening, leading the Barcelona World Race. But their passage into the Atlantic proved problematic when they then hit two unidentified objects and hooked a net around their keel in strong winds and muscular seas. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet away to a foggy start for Leg 3 By Sail-World, , 1:37 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) led the six boat fleet Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of their home city of Abu Dhabi at the start of Leg 3 in a blanket of fog. Light winds are forecast for the first few days of a stage which is expected to take about three weeks before the six boats arrive in Sanya, China. ...

Tasar 2015 World Championships commence in Busselton, Australia By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 1:16 PM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Competitors for the 2015 Tasar World Championships were busy today preparing for tomorrow (Saturday third) afternoon’s Practice Race which will be sailed in an area close to the west side of Busselton Jetty, within good viewing distance for spectators on the jetty and foreshore. ...

Day One 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds - 'I’m a Bit Dizzy' By Jane Moffatt, , 11:24 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Day one conditions at the ISail Whitsunday B14 Worlds were not looking promising a weak north easterly threatened to completely fade. However Race Officer Peter Merritt found a magic spot on the water and squeezed in two races. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild plan revealed + Video By Richard Gladwell,, , 11:18 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
In a media conference just completed in Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson confirmed that the target for the team to re-join the Volvo Ocean Race is at the Lisbon Stopover in early June 2015. That means the team will miss the next four stopovers and will be sailing at the final four, being Lisbon, Lorient, the Hague and the finish in Gothenburg. Includes Video ...

OK Dinghy World Championship - Friendships, culture and intense racing By Robert Deaves, , 5:45 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
An OK Dinghy World Championship is always so much more that the pinnacle event in the class. It is also an annual gathering of old friends from across the world, almost a pilgrimage that keeps the class enthusiasts coming back year after year. ...

2014-15 Barcelona World Race - Race record broken By Alex Thomson Racing, , 3:10 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Hugo Boss had an amazing start to the Barcelona World Race 2014-2015. The Race started on the 31st December 2014 at 13.00. Hugo Boss crossed the pin end of the start line first, placing them in the lead for the first mark rounding. ...

Barcelona World Race - Hugo Boss breaks Barcelona-Gibraltar record By Barcelona World Race, , 3:00 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Alex Thomson (GBR) and Pepe Ribes (ESP) on Hugo Boss have passed Gibraltar, crossing the Longitude 5°37W at 18H50 (CET). They have set a new record time for the Barcelona to Gibraltar course of 538 nautical miles of 2 days, 5 hours, 50 minutes. ...

2014 - 2015 Tornado World Championship - Day 3 By Andrew Dowley, , 1:47 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Tornado World Championship - The first start of the day was a little frustrating with the sailors fighting to be first over the line, this resulted in two general recalls from race officer JT who has been doing a great job. The U flag then made an appearance with the sailors holding back for the third attempt. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Womens crew win In Port Race in Abu Dhabi By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:01 PM Fri 2 Jan 2015 GMT
Team SCA led virtually from start to finish to romp to a convincing victory in the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race in Abu Dhabi on Friday after a lack of wind nearly forced a postponement. V ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind: We’ll be back by June By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:48 PM Fri 2 Jan 2015 GMT
Skipper Chris Nicholson (AUS) told a news conference on Friday that the condition of the boat had built confidence that it could yet be fixed and returned to competition before the 12th edition of offshore racing’s toughest event is completed in Gothenburg on June 27. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Mediterranean record for Hugo Boss? By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:00 PM Fri 2 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race 2014-15 race leaders Hugo Boss seemed assured of a new record time for the opening miles of the non-stop race, the 538 miles from Barcelona to Gibraltar. Alex Thomson (GBR) and Pepe Ribes (ESP) on Hugo Boss were set to pass the point of Tarifa (5deg37W) at around 1800hrs UTC late this afternoon which should see them break the 2011 record of three days seven hours by abo ...

Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi InPort Race - SCA dominate By Victoria Low, , 3:31 PM Fri 2 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 SCA, with their all-female crew, dominated the InPort race in Abu Dhabi and took their first victory. ...

OK Dinghy Worlds - Drama filled day 3 By Robert Deaves, , 11:02 AM Fri 2 Jan 2015 GMT
At the OK Dinghy World Championship it was a drama filled day at Black Rock YC on the third day of the Championship in Melbourne, Australia. Luke O'Connell (NZL) won the only race of the day to take the overall lead from Matt Coutts (NZL) and Matt Stechmann (NZL). ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind aims to return to race by Lisbon By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 10:42 AM Fri 2 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race: Denmark's Team Vestas Wind will attempt to repair its yacht and rejoin the race in Lisbon following its grounding on Cargados Carajos Shoals. 'We got the boat off the reef in better condition than we thought possible,' Nicholson said. 'There are large portions of the deck that can be reused and a lot of other components within the structure', said Nicholson. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Is it really all about the money and high-tech? By Richard Gladwell and Sue Neales, , 6:04 AM Fri 2 Jan 2015 GMT
Sue Neales, a correspondent for leading newspaper The Australian, covered the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, and takes this look at the ongoing debate in the sport about the issues of increased technology, professional sailing competing against amateurs, the cost, and the impact of sponsorship both at a boat level and an event level. ...

Barcelona World Race leaders on schedule for a fast Med exit + Video By Barcelona World Race, , 2:25 AM Fri 2 Jan 2015 GMT
After yesterday’s light winds start, which tested the patience of the 16 skippers with a busy, if slightly slo-motion, send off from the waters off the iconic Hotel Vela (W-Hotel), there has been a steady building of wind strength, and a smooth acceleration of pace for the transition into offshore racing mode for the eight boats competing in the Barcelona World Race. Includes replay video of start ...

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