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America's Cup teams already plotting course to victory By America's Cup Media, London, UK , 7:43 PM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
It's one of the most important times in an America's Cup campaign. The beginning. Get things right in the early stages, and it will be easier later. That's the position the sailors representing the six America's Cup teams were taking on Tuesday during a press conference in London as they assessed how they’ve played the opening gambits in their campaigns for sailing’s oldest prize. ...
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Cherbourg Race - Domestic season finishes on a High (Jinks) By Louay Habib, , 1:46 PM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
The penultimate race of the RORC Season's Points Championship, and the last of the domestic season, to Cherbourg was a light winds affair, as RORC Racing Manager Nick Elliott explains: 'The fleet had just enough pressure to get out of the Solent but the light breeze faded during the night. The breeze did not materialise until the morning and this year's race definitely favoured the smaller yachts. ...
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America's Cup: Technical issues overshadow Media Conference By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:56 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
An America's Cup Media Conference called for London, UK got underway with the live coverage failing to fire. In fact of the expected hour of coverage, the broadcast did not start until 17 minutes before the end. The full replay is now available. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar aiming for Turkish delight By Tom Dowler, , 10:41 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
Following four podium finishes on day three in Cardiff, team GAC Pindar are looking to continue their promising form in Istanbul, Turkey (September 11-14), the sixth Act of the Extreme Sailing Series. Swiss America’s Cup winner Alinghi holds a firm grip on the Extreme Sailing Series lead, however, there is plenty still to be decided in Turkey before the competition reaches its penultimate act in N ...
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America's Cup: Media Conference from London - Replay By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:18 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
Skippers from the six teams of the 35th America's Cup werer introduced at a press conference in London on Tuesday, September 9th. The press conference was scheduled to start at 11:00am in the UK, and was to be streamed live, on Sail-World.com. ...
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2014 SB20 World Championship: Waiting,waiting in St Petersburg By SB20 Worlds, , 4:46 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 SB20 World Championship - Long waiting for the weather hasn't brought any results: the wind not only hasn’t reached necessary strength, but to be contrary, subsided to zero. At 4 p.m. on a Yacht Club Hercules signal mast judges raised two pennants in a sad way for sailors: Code Pennant and Alpha – races are canceled for today. ...
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UK Etchells Open National Championships - Three champions crowned By Rob E Goddard, , 10:25 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 UK Etchells Open National Championships - Weymouth Bay’s weather, just like the rest of Southern England and the Western Half of Europe was dominated by high pressure, and with little or no wind forecast for the weekend. ...
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RS Feva Volvo Grand Prix Circuit kicks off new season at Royal Torbay By Debbie Darling, , 8:31 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
The UK RS Feva Volvo Grand Prix Circuit kicked off the new season with a light wind event at Royal Torbay YC. The GP is the first squad selector for RYA UK Junior Squad, Class National Squad and RYA S/SW Zone Squad; so lots to play for. ...
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Rio 2016: No Vacation - a unique Swiss sailing team HD video from Rio *Feature By Juerg Kaufmann, , 7:18 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
Top international sailing and extreme photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) was in Rio de Janerio for the recent Olympic test event. Perhaps better known for his America's Cup and other sailing events, and of course being Swiss, he loves his mountains. Kaufmann always wants to be unique. This is certainly different, and a very skilful use of images and camera techniques in this High Definition video. ...
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Rolex Swan Cup - 93 Swans prepare for flight in Porto Cervo By KPMS, , 5:02 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
The Rolex Swan Cup is a traditional sailing regatta that happens to take place in one of the most beautiful sailing venues in the world - Porto Cervo in Sardinia. Teams from 21 different nations make up the 93-boat fleet, and today the hundreds of sailors were making final preparations at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) for the racing which begins on Tuesday. ...
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Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup - Taty Frans fastest man of the pool By Chris Yates, , 4:17 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
After yesterday’s amazing conclusion to the first PWA Indoor event in eight years, the spotlight shifted to the Red Bull Speed Challenge on the final day of the weekend, which saw sailors blitzing their way down the pool through two speed gates as they battled it out for the honour of being crowned the fastest man in the pool. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Artemis Racing adds America’s Cup flavor By Talbot Wilson, , 2:20 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
In an exciting decision for the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and the Argo Group Gold Cup, event Chairman Past Commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Brian Billings is pleased to confirm that Artemis Racing will come to Bermuda in October for the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup match races. ...
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Volvo Ocean race: Team Vestas Wind arrives in Alicante after Qualifer By Sail-World, , 12:23 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind has arrived in Alicante, Spain after completing her 2000nm Qualifying Leg for the Volvo Ocean Race. The Chris Nicholson skippered Volvo 65 is the last of the seven entries to arrive ahead of the race start in a month's time. ...
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Santander Worlds 2014 - Interview with Mat Belcher (Part I) *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 11:55 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
For a sailor who has performed so wonderfully over the last decade Mat Belcher continues to be a very unassuming guy. Recently he was told that he hadn’t been off the podium in 40 plus regattas. A piece of information he was unaware. His response was ‘Wow isn’t that cool’ and that is the measure of the man. ...
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The OK Dinghy – Standing the test of time By Robert Deaves, , 9:28 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
Few classes have stood the test of time as has the OK Dinghy. As a concept it was born in the mind of the same Danish sailor who brought the Optimist dinghy to Europe, but the designs were laid down by a different Dane, Knud Olsen, whose reversed initials are today known so well right across the world. The class is at a crossroads in its evolution. ...
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2014 Oakcliff International - Morvan wins By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 7:57 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Oakcliff International - In the dying afternoon breeze Pierre-Antoine Morvan crossed the finish line for the third time ahead of Chris Steele to take the event. Morvan and team exchanged hugs and high fives as they celebrated their victory. 'I am really happy with my team’s performance,' said Morvan with a huge grin across his face. 'I am very thankful for my team and their support.' ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Team Australian aiming for top spots By Cora Zillich, , 7:45 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
The Australian Sailing Team (AST) and Squad (ASS) will race at Santander in full force with 27 crews entered in nine out of the ten Olympic classes at what will be the 2014 season highlight. The best sailing talent will be on show in Northern Spain and Australia’s top sailors will be fighting for the world titles as well as Olympic qualifying spots for Australia. ...
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Dinghy foiling takes off around the world By Ian Ward, , 5:58 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
Peter Stephinson of Glide Free Design is currently on a full blown mission to train the very best in how to foil their Laser. Kicking off this week in the UK, Peter started at Stokes Bay in Portsmouth by setting up Nick Harrison, World Laser masters champion with a set of Glide Free Foils. ...
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Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup: Poland’s National Stadium erupts on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 12:02 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
At the Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup, with the National Stadium waiting to erupt, the scene was set perfectly for the finale of the first indoor event in eight years. ...
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Governor’s Cup Yacht race - Great for cruisers and racers alike By Governor’s Cup Yacht Race, , 5:36 PM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
Entries are now open for the truly unique Governor’s Cup Yacht Race from False Bay Yacht Club near the historic Simon’s Town, South Africa to Jamestown, St Helena Island – one of the world’s best kept secrets. ...
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Santander Worlds 2014 - With 14 World titles Bundy aims for one more *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy Sail-World, , 2:14 PM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF World Championships, in the Nacra 17 class is veteran skipper Darren Bundock who won silver for Australia in the Tornado class in 2000 in Sydney and 2008 in Qingdao with crew Glenn Ashby. With the multihull class out of 2012 Olympics. Bundock sat out that event and it was widely believed he would not return to Olympic sailing. ...
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Santander Worlds 2014 Laser Mens - Can Burton keep his streak going? *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy Sail-World, , 1:59 PM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
At the ISAF World Championship 150 sailors will be competing in the Laser class starting this Friday in Santander. Whilst Brazil`s Robert Scheidt is the defending champion, the current form guide would indicate that Australia’s Tom Burton, who has spent much of the last two years as world number one on the ISAF World Ranking is the man to beat. ...
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2014 Oakcliff International - High stakes, high hopes By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 8:47 AM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Oakcliff International - Aggressive boat handling and high stakes sailing put pressure on the umpire team today as they were pressed to make the correct calls. ...
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Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup - Intense day of furious racing By Chris Yates, , 1:41 AM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
After a full morning and afternoon of competition at the Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup, to decide which trialists would proceed in the main draw, the main event kicked off at 8pm in front of thousands of fans in Poland’s National Stadium, as indoor windsurfing returned with an emphatic bang. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Final verdicts delivered in Porto Cervo + Video By KPMS, , 9:19 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
New class champions have been crowned across the board at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. The final verdicts on the water were delivered during today’s pulsating and decisive racing, marking the conclusion of the 25th edition of the sailing spectacular organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and the International Maxi Association (IMA) and sponsored by Rolex since 1985 ...
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