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Top tips for picking up a mooring buoy under power By RYA, , 11:54 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
RYA Chief Instructor, Sail Cruising, Vaughan Marsh shares his top tips for picking up a mooring buoy under power. There are many reasons to pick up a mooring buoy, but let’s take a closer look at what’s involved using the process – Appraise, Plan, Execute and Review. ...
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America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup By Ludovic Sorlot, , 10:50 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On the occasion of the Europe Class A Championship organized by the Cercle de Bordeaux sailing on Lake Carcans-Maubuisson CupLegends.com caught up with Dean Barker who answered Ludovic Sorlot's questions. Beaten after an incredible return of American during the last America's Cup, we asked him how he felt after this terrible defeat. ...
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Solitaire du Figaro - Two Brits on Rookie podium after leg 4 By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 9:13 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On Wednesday 2nd July, eight wind swept, salt crusted and physically exhausted British solo sailors dropped onto the docks in Cherbourg, France having just finished the 2000 mile Solitaire du Figaro 2014. Team Plymouth skipper Sam Goodchild was the first British skipper across the Leg 4 finish line in 13th, seeing him finish his fourth Solitaire du Figaro 22nd overall. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Delphine Cousin draws first blood By Chris Yates, , 7:57 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the PWA Awaza World Cup proved to be a long and frustrating affair, spanning twelve and a half hours, as light and gusty winds played havoc for much of the day. Early this morning Delphine Cousin made the perfect start to her title defence as she claimed the first victory of the year in the women’s fleet, however only one heat of the men’s was completed before the wind became too light. ...
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J80 European Championship - Moriceau puts pressure on Van der Ploeg By Neus Jordi, , 5:58 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
'Factor Energía', commanded by José María van der Ploeg, stayed at the top of the leaderboard of the J80 European championship after three days of competition. Three races were staged today at Club Náutico El Balís’ waterfront. French champion of the J80 class 'Interface Concept', skippered by Simon Moriceau, sailed better and ranks second overall, only one point behind the leader. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - On a roll in Marstrand + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:46 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
With 20 of the 24 flights of Qualifying now complete after day three of Stena Match Cup Sweden, the vital question is over who will make it through to the top eight and continue into Friday’s Quarter Finals here in Marstrand. Currently leading the field, both on 10 points, are Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar and Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa teams. ...
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Star World Championship - Frustrating day 3 rocks the fleet By Star Class World Championship, , 5:31 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Race day three at the Star World Championship got off to a rough start with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course 4' for Race 3. ...
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Invitational Team Racing Challenge - All set for Porto Cervo action By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 5:25 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Only a few hours until racing gets underway in the first edition of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge organized by the YCCS from second through 6th July. The sixteen participating crews, representing eight teams, have been arriving in Sardinia over the past few days and spent today on the water getting to grips with the Bavaria B/One boats and the brisk conditions off Porto Cervo. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Rendezvous returns August 31st By KPMS, , 4:37 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In a just under two months’ time, the world’s number one rendezvous for Maxi yachts returns in the shape of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Taking place from 31 August – 6 September, the competition is always one of the international yachting calendar’s standout occasions. ...
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Solitaire du Figaro - Jérémie Beyou claims leg 4 win By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 4:10 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire, at 11h 20m 50s (French time, 09h 20m 50s UTC) Jérémie Beyou (Maître Coq) crossed the finish of the fourth and final stage off Cherbourg-Octeville to win the leg from Les Sables d'Olonne and also secure his third overall victory over his 14 participations. ...
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ISAF seeks modern catamaran for future Youth Worlds editions By ISAF, , 4:02 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking a modern, lightweight catamaran with spinnaker and daggerboards to be used at the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds. The selected manufacturer will be required to supply and maintain the multihull equipment. Key criteria include that the equipment represents a clear pathway to the Olympic Games, is cost effective, visually appealing and athletically challenging for competitors. ...
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The Foiling Week - The first 'Invitational' of the Moth Class By Domenico Boffi, , 3:10 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Foiling Week, in addition to the Open National Championships, the first Moth Invitational will take place. Some of the best mothies in the world will fight in an innovative short course, very fast and tactical: the TFW Moth Invitational. ...
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470 Junior Worlds - Flawless performances on day 4 By 470 International Association Class, , 2:11 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
There were flawless performances from the French teams on this critical fourth day at the 2014 470 Junior World Championships. Two more races wrapped and two more to go before the top 10 Medal Race on 3 July. Back to back race wins for the French men's and women's teams of Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan and Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz. ...
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Lake Garda: 18 Foot Skiff European Championships 2014 By Event Media, , 1:17 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
During the first couple of days the 18 footers succeeded with six very good races organised by the Yacht Club Campione at Lake Garda. British Jarrod Simpson has taken a two point lead over American Howard Hamlin. But top is very close with only few points to the next boats. ...
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Clipper Race - Tension builds as the fleet enters the Pentland Firth By Clipper Ventures, , 12:37 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, with less than 50 miles now separating the entire fleet, race 15, the OneDLL cup looks set to be one of the most contested races so far as the teams enter the notorious stretch of water known as the Pentland Firth. ...
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La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire - Outlook far from clear By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 12:27 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
For overall leader of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire, Jérémie Beyou, the outlook for the fourth and final leg of the 2014 miles race is far from clear. ...
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Top fleet for International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island By Mark Jardine, , 11:11 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
The event has attracted an astounding 130 helms and 18 nations with sailing stars from the Olympics and America’s Cup all converging to race for one of the most coveted titles in the dinghy sailing world. The team at HISC, with their world-class facilities, are all set for the event. ...
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IFCA Slalom Youth and Masters World Championships 2014 - Day 5 By International Windsurfing Association, , 9:05 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
The last possible start was 17:00h, the minutes ticked away relentlessly, some doubted the wind would appear but at 14:30, the heat of the Bay of Roses finally drew in 10 to 17 knots. All to play for and great spectator action: super-fast board speeds, massive spin outs, and crashes at the marks. ...
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Star Class World Championship - Thrilling Day 2 + Video By Icarus Sailing, , 2:43 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Star World Championship - Race Day 2 of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship came to a thrilling end today after an intense battle between the top three boats and a near photo finish where only five seconds separated first and second place. The beauty sophistication, and power of the Star Boats racing on Lake Garda this afternoon was only matched by the lake's breathtaking scenery ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Light winds prevail on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 7:59 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day of the Awaza PWA World Cup saw the opening ceremony take place at 11am as the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, arrived to mark the official beginning of the event, who was introduced to the PWA Chairman, Jimmy Diaz reigning world champions Antoine Albeau and Delphine Cousin as well as the extremely talented Taty Frans. ...
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Star World Championship - Intense battle on day 2 By Star Class World Championship, , 7:50 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Race day two of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship came to a thrilling end today after an intense battle between the top three boats and a near photo finish where only five seconds separated first and second place. The beauty, sophistication, and power of the Star Boats racing on Lake Garda this afternoon was only matched by the lake's breathtaking scenery. ...
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49er and 49erFX Junior Worlds - Emotional wins for Spain and Denmark By Ben Remocker, , 7:29 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four of the 49er Junior World Championship was a two stage affair. The morning had two normal races for all fleets, followed by the afternoon where the top 10 from each fleet raced three Theatre Races to complete the championship. Aarhus delivered another day of westerly unstable winds from 8-12 knots, a fitting continuation of the challenge these U24 sailors have faced all week. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - A change of fortune + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:18 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
A change of conditions brought a change in fortune for a number of the 14 teams competing in the second day of Qualifying at Stena Match Cup Sweden, stage two of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Today the wind was lighter and blowing out of the southwest. ...
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Star World Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 5:29 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for day two of the 2014 Star World Championship to capture these images. ...
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470 Junior Worlds - Spanish extend lead, British close gap on French By 470 International Association Class, , 3:49 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing got underway early at 1000 hours on Monday 30 June at the 470 Junior Worlds to make the most of the breeze and improve the chance of completing the scheduled three races for each fleet in a demanding day of racing. Conditions were again a tricky and testing on the race course, as leftover clouds from last night’s thunderstorm caused some massive windshifts. ...
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